Home | News    Tuesday 21 February 2017

Sudan’s anti-dam committees join SRF-Agar

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Nubian activists protest plans to build Kajbar Dam on the Nile, Sudan (internationalrivers.org)
February 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF)-Agar faction Nonday said the committees representing the water dams affected population has joined the rebel umbrella pointing the move comes within the framework of its strategy to unify the political and armed opposition forces to overthrow the regime.

Communities displaced by the dam projects in the North and River Nile States oppose the construction of these facilities.

Four persons from Kajbar area were killed during protests against the construction of the dam in 2007. Also, in April 2006 three demonstrators were killed in Amri area during protests against the Meroe project.

The anti-dam protests have intensified following the signing last November of an agreement between Sudan and Saudi Arabia to fund the building of Al-Shiraik, Kajbar and Dal dams to produce power.

In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune Monday, SRF-Agar chairman Malik Agar described the joining of the anti-dams committees as “normal step that embodies hopes of these communities to enjoy a free, dignified and stable life”.

He stressed that the move is considered an important development toward unifying persons fighting for “just causes” in order to place them on top of the national agenda, pointing to the protracted confrontations between the dams affected people and the regime.

“Despite that, the regime’s security continues to detain and prosecutes the [anti-dam committees] leaders. The regime poses a direct threat to millions of Sudanese lives by insisting on building projects which experience has shown time and again that its technical and economic infeasibility,” he said.

Agar added that the SRF leadership is working tirelessly with people fighting for just causes in all parts of Sudan, calling on them to join the umbrella in order to unify national efforts to topple the regime and establish a state that accommodates all Sudanese without distinction.

Since December, SRF-Agar has held large contacts with the various opposition groups and alliances in an attempt to unify the opposition forces.

SRF is a coalition established in 2011 between rebel groups in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile including the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Sudan Liberation Movement/SLM-AW led by Abdel-Wahid al-Nour and SLM-MM led by Minni Minnawi and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N).

Divergences appeared within the SRF groups in October 2015 when the three groups from Darfur region, JEM, SLM-AW and SLM-MM, issued a statement announcing the appointment of the leader of JEM, Gibril Ibrahim, as chairman of the rebel umbrella.
Since, the SRF has practically split into two factions, one headed by the leader of SPLM-N Malik Agar and the second by Gibril Ibrahim.

(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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Turkey and Africa are building a solid partnership 2018-05-24 22:55:24 by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu As Turkey marks the annual Africa Day, I take the opportunity to celebrate Africa’s achievements and rejoice in our developing partnership. Africa’s (...)

Sudan’s Bashir is playing a dangerous game 2018-05-23 05:09:04 The attempt of the Sudanese president to engage with rival regional interests in a bid to stay in power might fail. By Ahmed H Adam Sudan's political crisis is sliding into a dangerous phase. (...)

Salva Kiir’s cunning strategy 2018-05-19 07:40:06 By Duop Chak Wuol Salva Kiir likes to preach democracy to confuse people, looks for ways to legitimize his atrocious regime, uses deception to promote his despotism, and calculatingly waits for (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.