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NUP leader briefs Sudanese ruling party and opposition forces on SRF deal

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August 9, 2014 (PARIS) – The leader of Sudan’s National Umma Party (NUP), al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, has briefed other political parties on the agreement he signed with the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) on Friday in the French capital of Paris.

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The SRF leadership pictured with NUP leader Sadiq al-Mahdi at a meeting held in Paris on 7 August 2014. From left: Trayo Ahmed Ali, Gibril Ibrahim, Sadiq al-Mahdi, Malik Agar, Abdel Wahid al-Nur, Meriam Sadiq al-Mahdi, al-Tom Hajo and Yasir Arman (ST)

Al-Mahdi told Sudan Tribune on Saturday from his residence in Paris that he intends to reach out to all political forces to explain the accord he signed and will also hold diplomatic contacts with the international community to launch what he called a “strike diplomacy” before returning home.

He disclosed that he phoned the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) political secretary who is responsible for the NUP contacts, Mustafa Osman Ismail, to acquaint him with the NUP-SRF pact.

“If the NCP agrees with this declaration then it is good ... otherwise we will head towards a popular uprising,” al-Mahdi said.

Ismail confirmed in a statement his conversation with al-Mahdi saying that the latter summarised the agreement in several points including seeking unity, abandoning violence, betting on political solution and pursuing a national outcome.

He said the NCP would review the agreement and then decide its position.

The opposition figure also spoke with the leader of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) Hassan al-Turabi and the chairman of the National Consensus Forces (NCF), Farouk Abu Essa, who is currently in London stressing that the Paris Declaration provides an opportunity to find a solution to the country’s problems.

He said he intends to talk to the head of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) chief Mohamed Osman al-Mirghani.

The NUP deputy chairman Mariam al-Mahdi said that al-Mahdi along with SRF chairman Malik Agar and his deputy al-Tom Hajo communicated with the DUP bureau chief in London to convey their desire to speak with al-Mirghani.

The “Paris Declaration”, signed by NUP and SRF leaders, calls for ending war and engaging in a genuine national dialogue aiming at restoring democracy in Sudan.

The Declaration also asserts the readiness of the rebel alliance to implement a renewable cessation of hostilities in order to allow humanitarian access to the needy in the war zones and to engage in the preparation of a constitutional dialogue.

It further says that they agreed to boycott any general elections unless they are held under a transitional and inclusive government that stops war and allows public freedoms.

The Sudanese government and opposition parties participating in the dialogue process should meet Saturday as they failed to reach an agreement over the transitional government and the postponement of the 2015 election.

The NUP, which suspended its participation in the process, calls for reviewing the dialogue’s mechanism and to include rebels, stressing that democratic transition requires inclusion of the armed groups.

(ST)

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  • 10 August 2014 08:57, by ForAll

    The NOT ELECTED leader of Sudan’s National Umma Party (NUP) al-Sadiq al-Mahdi will bury the great Sudan nation under his evil plans.

    I am glad that the majority of the well educated Darfurians all over the world are not blind followers for him; as he ill-treated our grand fathers and mothers.

    ALLAH for Darfur...ALLAH for Darfur...ALLAH for Darfur...

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  • 10 August 2014 09:09, by ForAll

    Racism is also a very touchy subject for some people, as issues concerning free speech and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights come into play. Some people argue that talking about supporting racial discrimination and prejudice is just words and that free speech should allow such views to be aired without restriction. Others point out that these words can lead to some very dire

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  • 10 August 2014 09:11, by ForAll

    UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS: Article 19
    Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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  • 10 August 2014 09:14, by ForAll

    Article 7
    All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

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  • 10 August 2014 09:19, by ForAll

    Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi !!! Are you for Islam and degraded Darfurians?????

    Article 1
    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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  • 10 August 2014 09:25, by ForAll

    Migration to Ethiopia

    This is the first event in the history of Islam which shows Muslim-Christian relations. It teaches many Islamic principles of human relations.

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  • 10 August 2014 09:35, by ForAll

    The Right to Justice

    This is a very important and valuable right which Islam has given to man as a human being. The Holy Quran has laid down: "Do not let your hatred of a people incite you to aggression" (5:2). "And do not let ill-will towards any folk incite you so that you swerve from dealing justly. Be just; that is nearest to heedfulness" (5:8).

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  • 10 August 2014 09:42, by Madina Tonj

    Yasir Arman and Malik Agar take this message, don’t let the daughter of Sadig al Mahdi fool you guys. Nubia, South Blue Nile are absolutely subject to Old Sudan’s government. I don’t think the NCP will accepted any thing good rather than a gimmick peace agreement. We strongly believe some regions in Sudan will follow South Sudan foot-step and we will be happy to welcome you to South Sudan nation.

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