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SPLM-N Agar and Arman in S. Kordofan to contain internal political crisis


SPLM-N leader Malik Agar walks with the SPLA-N chief of Staff Jacod Mekouar and SPLM-N SG Yasir Arman after their arrival into the Nuba Mountains on 25 March 2017 (ST Photo)

March 26, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The leaders of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) arrived Saturday in South Kordofan for talks with the political and military leadership members in a bid to contain and resolve a crisis that hit the rebel group following the resignation of the movement’s vice president Abdul Aziz al-Hilu.

Al-Hilu resigned recently from his position as deputy chairman to protest the indifference of his demand to include the right of self-determination in the SPLM-N position paper to the peace talks mediated by the African Union.

Following the head of the Nuba Mountains liberation council, Adam Koko Kodi, backed al-Hilu’s demand of self-determination and dissolved the SPLM-N general secretariat and the negotiating team. The local political organ has no competences on such matters but its decisions are seen as a support to the deputy chairman and open the door for a split in the group.

According to a statement extended to Sudan Tribune by the spokesperson of the negotiating team Mubarak Ardol on Sunday, the movement’s chairman Malik Agar, secretary general Yasir Arman and other leadership council members arrived Saturday to the SPLM-N-held areas in the Nuba Mountains.

Upon their arrival the leadership, which was received by the national anthem played by the SPLA-N Orchestra, engaged in lengthy meetings with the Chief of Staff Jacod Mekouar, his deputies and senior officers, Governors of the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile Suleiman Jabbona and Sediq al-Mansi respectively.

The visit "confirmed that the SPLM remains strong, solid, united and able to challenge the regime of the National Congress Party, adheres to the issues of change and the removal of genocide and war crimes regime," said the statement.

Ardol pointed out that the delegation will continue its meetings with the other SPLM-N bodies in the rebel held areas. However he didn’t indicate when it would meet the South Kordofan Liberation Council which announced its support to the deputy chairman Abel Aziz al-Hilu and backed his demand for self determination.


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  • 27 March 2017 13:49, by Morgan

    Yeah we are anxiously waiting to hear the input of your gatherings.

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  • 27 March 2017 14:55, by Dengda

    Hold on to your core values and objective people of great Nuba, blue Nile and Kordofane. It similar to what Kiir tried to do in 2004 at eve of signing of CPA. Don’t let enemy in Khartoum divided you.

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  • 27 March 2017 17:38, by lino

    Well deserved communications. Keep it on freedom fighters. Don’t let the power of evil divide you a part. Your struggles worth sacrifices.
    Southerners have betrayed you when they left you to fight these devils in Khartoum alone.
    Your struggle will no go in vain!!!

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    • 27 March 2017 20:37, by Kush Natives

      Do you really have a clue of what went wrong in the middle here? This is the different now between those who grown up in slavery manners and the patriots or liberators. Who left Nubian behind? You should blame an evil United nation security councils who failed to shut up Bashiir in the implementation of the "TWO AREAS" there was a protocols in the CPA concerning TWO AREAS, what Bashiir__

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      • 27 March 2017 20:45, by Kush Natives

        Do with it? If people become deadly stupid whereby, they even bother to pick or collect logic ideals of correcting the problem, then they make nonsense comment from their little dead brain. Nubian and Igasna still have a very window of fighting their self determination right through voting, when peace is accepted by both, the NCP and the SPLM-N. Whether, the Nuba mountain and southern_

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        • 27 March 2017 20:52, by Kush Natives

          blue Nile decide their fate, whether to remained part Sudan or join South Sudan. This is how the problem of two areas will be solve, rather then NCP regime mentality in Khartoum. There’s no short cut to freedom. I just don’t want the crazy idea of splits from the SRF’s leaders, they MUST first handle their differences with care. Nuba and Igasna will be free-no matter what!

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  • 28 March 2017 03:52, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Excellent move, South Kordofan and Nuba Mountain were granted "Self-Determination" under CPA agreement of 2005 and Bashir denied their "Self-Determination." Now, they have to separate from North Sudan.

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    • 28 March 2017 03:56, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Separation of Kordofan and Nuba Mountain is the only solution to Khartoum problems. Northern Sudanese are brainwash Arabs and they will never listen to people demand. We, the South Sudan support Kordofan and Nuba Mountain Separation.

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      • 29 March 2017 15:58, by Kocholo kunda

        we will stay united nuba people till the end,if God is for us then what will separate us.No division among Nubians.

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