Home | News    Monday 12 May 2014

EU condemns air attacks on South Kordofan civilians

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 11, 2014 (KHARTOUM° - The European Union on Sunday joined international concerns over the bombing of civilians near a hospital located in South Kordofan rebel controlled areas .

“The Delegation of the European Union to Sudan noted with concern the reports of aerial bombardments on 1 and 2 May 2014 of the Mother of Mercy medical facility in the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan," said a press release issued on Sunday.

In a joint statement on 8 May, the American and Canadian embassies in Khartoum said "appealed by this attack on those providing essential medical care or humanitarian assistance to people in need”.

The air attacks on Gidel village were filmed in video posted by Nuba Reports, an independent news site, however the Sudanese army denied it.

European Union delegation and embassy of Norway which associated itself with the statement, underscored that “failing to make the distinction between military objectives and the civilian population and objects represents an indiscriminate attack and is a war crime”.

They further called on the government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement –North (SPLM-N) to allow humanitarian access to the affected civilians, and to swiftly reach a peace deal to end the nearly three –year conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

The two warring parties are expected to resume talks soon but the date is not yet known. During their last round of talks in April, the government accepted a draft framework agreement proposed by the mediation aiming to limit the process on the two areas.

On Saturday, Sudanese presidential adviser and head of the government negotiating delegation, Ibrahim Ghandour, reiterated Khartoum rejection to include Darfur rebel groups in the stalled process, stressing that the African mediation is only mandated with the conflict of the Two Areas.

Ghandour further said they are keen to reach a permanent ceasefire and rejected a rebel proposal for a humanitarian cessation of hostilities.

The SPLM-N which proposes the cessation of hostilities as conducive measure, says a permanent ceasefire in the Two Areas and Darfur can be negotiated with the unified delegation of the rebel groups in southern and western Sudan.

The governor of South Kordofan state, Adam Al-Faki said on Sunday that the army will keep fighting the SPLM-N during the negotiations to free civilians “held” by the rebels, adding that the government has “the constitutional responsibility" to protect citizens.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 12 May 09:54, by Jalaby

    EU are well know of being hypocrites all the time, why they didn’t condemn SPLA-N when they randomly shell Kadugly city and kill civilians?! when they invaded Abo Karshola and other cities and brutally killed civilians and abducted kids and forced them to fight with them the government?! EU have only one eye and can’t see other than Khartoum government!

    repondre message

    • 12 May 10:08, by Jalaby

      I am very proud of Russian president Vladimir Putin because he broke the arrogance of EU and wiped their nose with the sand in Crimea, EU promised Ukraine if rebel against Russia and break their influences then EU will have them as new member and when revolted against Russia the Russian bear said to them "I will give a great lesson that you will never forget!"

      repondre message

      • 12 May 10:14, by Jalaby

        Putin added Crimea to Russia by force, eastern Ukraine will soon follow and Putin is ready to expand his kingdom, Ukraine is now under great mess and at the edge of collapse and EU who promised them to support are now doing nothing other than condemn and decry! they left Ukrainians facing the fierce Russian bear without providing any kind of real help!!!

        repondre message

        • 13 May 20:49, by Kalo

          Coward jalaby you talk of Ukraine why not Egypt in Haliep eat Sudan,rubbish,SAF shouldn’t dennied ,there was evident show Sokoy moving and bombing,any way we will not regret but what SAF was doing will be paid on you in Khartoum later,struggle continues.

          repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


September 23 Uprising remains milestone in Sudanese struggle for democracy 2014-09-28 03:25:50 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman September 27, 2014 - This article comes against the backdrop of the First Anniversary of the September 23, 2013 Sudanese Popular Uprising. Moreover, on this saddening Day (...)

What the Khartoum regime really thinks 2014-09-26 06:12:06 (leaked minutes of critical August 2014 meeting of senior military and security official) By Eric Reeves September 24, 2014 - I received on 22 September 2014, from a source within Sudan whom (...)

Contextualizing realities of the crisis in N. Bahr el Ghazal government (Part 1) 2014-09-24 14:01:21 By Deng Dut Lual September 24, 2014 - The government of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state led by Kuel Aguer Kuel in a caretaker position has been seriously leaking. Leaking is a damning word that (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group condemns wave of arbitrary arrests in Sudan 2014-09-25 05:17:35 Sudan Democracy First Group 25 September 2014 - In a desperate attempt to prevent a series of events commemorating the victims of the September 2013 protests, Sudan’s notorious National (...)

HRW calls on UN rights body to press Sudan to investigate murder of peaceful protesters 2014-09-24 21:24:09 Human Rights Watch One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths (Geneva, September 23, 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death (...)

Hundreds walk for peace in South Sudan 2014-09-23 08:30:16 National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) PRESS RELEASE Juba, 21 September 2014 - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the South Sudan capital Jubato ‘Walk for Peace’and demand (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.