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SPLM-N to propose roadmap to end humanitarian and political crises in Sudan: Arman


February 12, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North-(SPLM-N) will present a road map to end the humanitarian crisis and achieve peace in Sudan, said the rebel chief negotiator Yasir Arman hours before the opening of talks on the conflict in the Two Areas brokered by the African Union.

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SPLM-N Secretary General, Yasir Arman (File photo/Purtizler Center)

Negotiating teams from the Sudanese government and SPLM-N meet Thursday to discuss a peaceful solution for the two and half year conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. In their last meeting of April 2013 the two parties failed even to agree on the agenda as the Khartoum denounced a framework agreement the two parties had signed on 28 June 2011.

"The SPLM-N will present a comprehensive roadmap to resolve the humanitarian and political situation in Sudan on the basis of 28 June agreement," Arman told Sudan Tribune after his arrival in Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

He further that these talks are coming at a very unique time where the government speaks about a leap to achieve peace and reconciliation in the country through national dialogue, after an initiative launched by president Omer Al-Bashir on 27 January.

These negotiations are the "biggest test for what the government is saying and claiming. Are they ready to open access for humanitarian assistance (..) are they ready to stop aerial and ground bombardment against civilians," wondered Arman, alluding to the failure of the two parties to implement a tripartite humanitarian agreement signed on 4 August 2012.

Arman who is also the SPLM-N secretary general further questioned the readiness of the Khartoum to accept 28 June agreement and to open the way for a comprehensive constitutional process as it is provided in that the framework deal.

"The key for any change will start by ending the war in the Blue Nile, Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan and Darfur," he stressed.

The 28 June agreement provides to establish a political partnership between the ruling National Congress Party and the SPLM-N to organise an inclusive national political process to review the constitution including principles on citizenship, democracy and recognition of diversity.

The process will also include, according to the framework agreement, the relationship between the centre and the states.

On 3 July 2011, president Omer Al-Bashir denounced the deal demanding that talks should be based on the implementation of a protocol relative to the Two Areas included in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005.

Recently Sudanese government officials say they are committed to the African Union decisions and UN resolution 2046 (2012) which call on the two warring parties to engage in talks aiming to end the conflict in the Two Areas based on 28 June framework agreement.

The SPLM-N released several days ago a list of 24 national experts to join negotiating team in a way to press the government to accept the organisation of a national process to discuss the armed conflicts and establishment of a democratic regime in the country.

Arman said they believe that the resolution of the Sudanese crisis comes through a restructuring of the state "based on a new project expressing the minimum national consensus and including forces of margin".

Presidential assistant Ibrahim Gandour who is also the head of Sudanese government negotiating team recently said they are ready to engage in peace talks with the SPLM-N but only on Blue Nile and South Kordofan conflict.


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  • 13 February 2014 07:02, by Konan

    Arman is a fucking moron, the so called road map proposed by USA/Israel’s man in Sudan is bullshit. No precognition(road map) will be accepted from brainwashed old communist and new Zionist agent. Go to hell.

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    • 13 February 2014 07:56, by Kalo

      Konan,you don,t reason well as you were in Khartoum does,t know what is happening on the ground,Arman is arabs he want avoid war before reaching you in Khartoum to be like Bentiu or Bor,Take care,if no peace our next Umrawaba will be Khartoum,Janjweed ran from Toroji with 1300 vehicles attack to Darfur,no one will fight for you.

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      • 13 February 2014 11:55, by Oppressor

        Kalo vision less man can’t provide u help look for another man like telephone kooko who’s a real man to get u to the right path not a traitor like arman & u are fighting now nuer with salvage kirr & Hiv positive m7 so u are not well come any more in Sudan coz u are a virus not a clean Nouba ...

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        • 13 February 2014 13:49, by Kalo

          Oppressors,Telephone Kuku have NCP heart cannot be the leader of Nuba people or New Sudan,one thing you need to know,we are for tribal bases like what happened in SS,we need any one who can led us to achieve the objectives,Nuba,Arabs,Fur,Funj,Beja,we don,t care about,stop that,idiot,stupid jalaba.

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    • 13 February 2014 08:41, by Johndumo14

      The france troops must witdraw from African soil,mean while UGANDAN TROOPS HAS GOT THE RIGHT GO ANY WHERE IN AFRICAN CONTINENT!!

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    • 13 February 2014 08:55, by Johndumo14

      Washington must tell france to withdraw from African`s land.
      Not Uganda troops!!
      These countries have many things in common,Uganda and s.sudan
      In their border almost tribes from both countries speaks same dilects,infact is one country ,is only the thieves (British and france) who divided them in colonial times.

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  • 13 February 2014 10:57, by Mohammed Ali 2

    The talk in Addis is about SK& BN only.This is what the UN & AU say.Arman just wants to find a platform for his ownself & a place from where he can eat bread,in the name of the sufferings of the pple of SK & BN.Arman has no skills do any job to earn his food,never took any job in his life.So it is the only way for him to hide behind such problems.He has no capacity to solve any problem!

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  • 13 February 2014 14:03, by Kalo

    Mohammed Ali2,can you answer this question:-Do you need peace or war in S.K and B.N?,if you need war,just come and confront us in the battle rather than sending militants from Darfur to South Kordofan,if you are a man,can you tell me what they did in Elobied to arabs after defeated in Toroji,or conduct Mulana Ahmed Haroun.

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    • 13 February 2014 14:24, by Konan

      Uncle Kalo,
      It is very sad that a great people like Nuba who had the oldest civilization in the world, can not find a real leader to guide them. Arman is not truly Sudanese he is a migrant from West Africa, Abdul Aziz Al-Hilu is from Masaleit tribe and Malik Agar is from Shuluk tribe, even Philip Abbass Ghabosh was from Abdallahab tribe. At least Talafoon Koko is a real nuba.

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    • 13 February 2014 15:31, by Oppressor

      Kalo you looted the Nuer & Raped & killed them with Kirr it is documented well & u are contrary to what u mentioned that u are not for tribal like S.s but u mentioned Arabs Jalaba as enemies how then u will get peace while Arab jalaba are part of Sudan & exactly in S.K & B.N u see the truth is prevailed that u are not Wad Al Nouba but a fake like criminal Arman haaaa ...

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    • 13 February 2014 15:31, by Oppressor

      Kalo you looted the Nuer & Raped & killed them with Kirr it is documented well & u are contrary to what u mentioned that u are not for tribal like S.s but u mentioned Arabs Jalaba as enemies how then u will get peace while Arab jalaba are part of Sudan & exactly in S.K & B.N u see the truth is prevailed that u are not Wad Al Nouba but a fake like criminal Arman haaaa ...

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