Home | News    Friday 1 April 2016

African observers arrive in Sudan ahead of Darfur administrative referendum

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

March 31, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - An African Union team Thursday arrived in the Sudanese capital to monitor the three-day administrative referendum in Darfur region which will be held during the second week of April.

JPEG - 18.3 kb
A policeman watches out as a polling staff waits for voters at polling station at Abu Shouk IDP’s camp in Al Fasher, northern Darfur April 14, 2010 (Reuters)

Darfur residents are called to vote from 11 to 13 April on whether or not the region will keep its five states or reunite as one entity with a semi-autonomous administration.

While several Darfurian parties and groups call to maintain the current administrative territorial division, the head of Darfur Regional Authority Tijani al-Sissi called last week to reunite the five states under one administrative entity. Also, armed and political opposition groups are opposed to the vote saying achieving peace is the priority.

A Darfur Referendum Commission (DRC) official Ibrahim Diraig Thursday told reporters that the African Union Monitoring team arrived in Khartoum, adding that it is composed of several African countries, Egypt, Ivory Coast and Uganda.

Diraig said that a committee is tasked with the reception of the different teams, adding also the pooling stations and electoral officers are directed to facilitated their mission.

DRC media official Aisha al-Hoairah announced the completion of preparations for the launch of the voting process, noting that the commission visited all the polling stations in Darfur five states.

She further said the commission accredited 52 local organizations for the monitoring of the referendum adding that seven regional and international organizations, including the African Union will dispatch observers for the process.

In the North Darfur capital El Fasher, the governor Abell Wahid Youssef said they have completed the arrangements to receive the President Omer al-Bashir who will visit the region on Saturday before the referendum.

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) calls to vote in favour of the five states.

According to the official statics, one million and 143 thousand voters are registered for the vote process.

(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.

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


Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice 2019-06-19 07:16:08 by Tchérina Jérolon, and Daisy Schmitt Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability for sexual crimes committed in (...)

Ezekiel Lol reignites political begging as a Freedom of Expression 2019-06-14 22:49:39 Gatdiet Peter Here, the question is: to what extent does a politician become a “political beggar”? A politician becomes a beggar and (re)focuses on the “politics of begging” as soon as (s)he has (...)

Crisis in Sudan: Will Sudanese mediators unlock the impasse? 2019-06-08 11:47:09 by Luka Biong Deng Kuol* The Optimism for the New Dawn in Sudan Since the eruption of the Sudanese popular uprising on 19th December 2018, the protesters have made history not only in (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.