Home | News    Tuesday 3 June 2014

Sudan’s NCF did not receive invitation to meet with SRF in Germany: chairman


June 2, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s opposition alliance of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) said it has not received an invitation to attend the Sudanese dialogue forum which was due to be held in Germany on Tuesday.

JPEG - 13.3 kb
Chairman of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) Farouk Abu Issa

The meeting was supposed to bring together the NCF and the rebel alliance of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) to develop a common platform on constitutional reforms and the national dialogue process.

The NCF chairman, Farouq Abu Issa, told Sudan Tribune that the meeting which has been decided two months ago will not take place on the specified date due to logistical and financial issues besides difficulties concerning the venue of the forum.

He said the leaders of the rebel alliance cannot come to Sudan to attend the meeting, saying the ongoing conflict in South Sudan has negatively impacted activities of the SRF.

Sudan Tribune notes that the meeting aims to produce a new document through pairing the New Dawn Charter (NDC) which was developed by the SRF and the Democratic Alternative Charter (DAC) which was approved by the NCF last year

Abu Issa pointed out that the meeting was called for by the SRF but the NCF did not receive the invitation until now, saying the latter prefers to discuss Sudan’s issues inside the country in order to arrive at a roadmap to overthrow the regime.

Last Friday, Kamal Omer Abdel Salam, Popular Congress Party (PCP) political secretary told Sudan Tribune that his party is keen to develop relations with all the components of the rebel alliance in order to achieve peaceful settlement and stability in the country.

But he appeared reserved towards any attempt to move the national dialogue outside the country, emphasizing that his party believes in the need to hold it in Sudan.

Abdel Salam added that they are preparing to send a delegation to Germany to explain the position of their party on the national dialogue.

In the same context, the leading figure at the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP), Sideeg Youssef, stressed that his party did not receive any invitation to attend the meeting in Germany.

He told Sudan Tribune they expect the time and place of the meeting will be decided jointly between the SRF and the NCF in order to discuss ways for pairing the NDC and DAC.

Youssef also said the Sudanese government had earlier refused to allow the NCF delegates to travel to Geneva to attend a meeting with the SRF to develop a joint roadmap between the two bodies.

Last April, the SRF brushed aside president Omer Hassan al-Bashir’s call for national dialogue, proposing that Khartoum holds direct talks with the rebel groups to discuss a humanitarian cessation of hostilities and to “settle war-related issues and the particularities of the war affected regions”.

After whic, a national constitutional dialogue can be held, including opposition parties.

The opposition parties reacted negatively to this roadmap as some fear to reproduce the Comprehensive Peace Agreement negotiated by the ruling National Congress Party and the then rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in 2005. They demand to be involved in the whole process.


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.

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

52nd Anniversary of the glorious October 21, 1964 Sudanese revolution 2016-10-21 12:43:46 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Friday the 21st October 2016 will mark the 52nd Anniversary of the Glorious Sudanese October 21, 1964 Revolution. On that date, my memories go far back to the unique (...)

Chemical Weapons Use in Darfur: The World walks away 2016-10-18 22:12:17 By Eric Reeves Despite overwhelming evidence of Khartoum’s use of chemical weapons in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur (western Sudan), the international community seems to be quietly walking (...)

Resources grabbing in the Nile Basin 2016-10-17 22:57:47 MISUSE, MISMANAGEMENT AND MISINVESTMENTS By Mohamed S. M. Yassin Ting Fa Margherita Chang Luca Iseppi Abstract. Historically the Nile constituted the major source of life for million of (...)


Latest Press Releases

Amnesty urges to investigate chemical weapons Sudan’s Jebel Marra 2016-10-12 12:52:01 Sudan: International chemical weapons investigation urgently needed into horrific Jebel Marra attacksAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NEWSFLASH 11 October 2016 Sudan: International chemical weapons (...)

UNAMID JSR’s statement read to the media on peace in Darfur 2016-10-10 20:57:56 African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur Though the region of Darfur is relatively peaceful at this time, a small portion of Jebel Marra within Darfur continues to be intermittently (...)

Sudan: No justice for protester killings 2016-09-23 08:03:30 (Nairobi, September 22, 2016) – Sudanese authorities have yet to provide justice to victims of a violent crackdown on anti-austerity protesters in Khartoum in September 2013, the African Centre (...)


Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.