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U.S., UK should penalize Sudan for declaring state of emergency: opposition

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February 23, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese opposition Sudan Call alliance said that the declaring state of emergency disqualifies the regime of President Omer al-Bashir from the normalization of bilateral relations with U.S. and UK and the removal of sanctions imposed on his regime.

President al-Bashir on Friday evening declared the state of emergency, delayed a constitutional reform to enable to run for an additional term, and dissolved the government as well as appointed military governors for the 18 states.

The announced measures were perceived as security solutions and political manoeuvres to remain in power more than a serious attempt to find a solution to the political problems and economic crisis. Immediately, they triggered protests during the evening across the country.

In a statement released in the first hours of Saturday, the Sudan Call alliance said that Friday measures and the wave of arrests after the announcement indicate that the ICC wanted President is preparing for more repression in response to two months protests.

"Therefore, we appeal to the international community to first stop the strategic dialogue between the democratic countries in the European Union and the U.K. with the genocidal General, who is committing more crimes and giving no space for political and economic reforms and peaceful exchange of power," said the opposition alliance in a statement released by its Secretary of External Affairs Yasir Arman.

" Secondly, we appeal to the United States in particular, to stop de-listing Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism and to put more pressure on Bashir" and to respond to the Sudanese demand for "democratic transformation and ending wars as key pillars for de-listing Sudan as state sponsors of terrorism".

Before to leave Sudan on Wednesday, Special Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council (NSC), Cyril Sartor, warned that the violent crackdown on protesters threatens Sudan’s removal from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

He told the AFP that the ongoing talks with the government "which could eventually lead to the lifting of state sponsors of terrorism designation... is being threatened by the current developments," he said pointing to the excessive use of violence against civilians.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), on Friday evening, rejected the declaration of the state of emergency and vowed to continue the protests until the fall of this regime.

"Yes, our masses of Sudanese people in all cities and neighbourhoods will continue to go out to the streets to demonstrate and use all the kinds of peaceful revolutionary expression until all their demands are met".

The SPA, which coordinates the anti-government protests that continue for more than two months, further called to protest on Saturday, Sunday in the different areas of Khartoum state.

Further, it called for "the Procession Of Rejection" to the presidential palace in Khartoum and in the states.

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  • 24 February 20:53, by Pakuai

    Desperados are what some of these oppositions are. However l abhore anything that is connected to our cloned arab North Sudan. There oppositions just seem to be out of touch with what is going on. Are the US and the UK, North Sudan masters? Some losers were screaming Muomer Gaddafi must go and called themselves "free Libyan army" called for arms and munitions from Europeans and Americans topple Gaddafi, well, what happen to Libya now? Same goes to Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and Ukraine, what have those who were screaming for their western masters to throne into power really achieved in those countries now?>>>

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    • 24 February 21:12, by Pakuai

      I watched a spectacle between Venezuela opposition leader supported by the US with humanitarian aid at hand being used as a lure to destabilize Venezuela and eventual ’regime change’ of Mr. Nicolas Maduro with American or European puppet whose no one is so sure whether that regime by foreign powers is going to be peaceful. Some European and their US attack dog even recognized their puppet as legitimate Venezuela president. I don’t know how those European and US attack dog countries came to that conclusion that puppet is legitimate when he has not been elected by the Venezuelan people?>>>

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      • 24 February 21:34, by Pakuai

        The obvious answer is pure ’hypocrisy and bullying’. Another glaring hypocrisy and bullying emanating the same US that is acting overbearingly over is: The US is building a wall along Southern border to keep away Latinos or Mexicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Venezuelans or Nicaraguans from going to US to go and form gangs and rape Angloxaxon women. That regime change business be touted in countries like Venezuela or North Sudan was tested here in South Sudan by the same evils in Europe and their US attack dog using their puppets/stooges of Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Rebecca Nyandeng, Adwok Nyabe, Majak Agoot and Thomas Cirillo>>>

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        • 24 February 21:44, by Pakuai

          The whole game failed badly and so the US and Europeans to their Riek Machar and Lam Akol to North Sudan in a cheap maneuver that they can succeed in reuniting South Sudan with North Sudan just like they did with their then East and West Germany during their then so-called COLD WAR and the evils can then go and brag that their so-called western civilization has trumps over their so-called Communism or socialism. I understand, that the same cheap and dirty intrigue is being played over North Korea and South Korea>>>

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          • 24 February 21:57, by Pakuai

            China is a Communist country. All Euro countries trade with China, the US is the biggest trading country with communist China. Every country around the world trades with China. But when it comes to South Sudan. the US, the UK and allies don’t want South Sudan to trade with China. South Sudan is considered to have been created with the US dollars and hence, South Sudan must a US or the European 51st or overseas protectorate or territory and South Sudanese people to be European or US subjects or slaves. Good luck to them. Dreaming is not a crime. What puzzle many South Sudanese in know is. What PhDs do traitors, thieves and foreign puppets like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe, Majak Agoot and other losers really have?>>>

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            • 24 February 22:12, by Pakuai

              Every country in our own African continent is extricating herself from Europeans and Americans dirty and intrigues of their so-called ’world Bank and IMF’ But foolish PhD doctors thought they can pull our country and our people to be handcuffed into borrowing money from those loan shark institutions. A glaring example is this, at fall communism and USSR, many juus (so-called israelis) and Northern European and American banking cattle’s went and set up their banking shops in Russia federation and her former satellite states. And the Russian federation is paying a heavy price some of these days----blackmail/coercion by those Northern European and American banking that is they allowed to set up their shops in their country over 20 years ago>>>

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              • 24 February 22:29, by Pakuai

                The Northern European created problems in Ukraine by imposing an unelected a every rich Oligarch with a lot connection with the US and lots of money stashed away in offshore countries. And when the people of Crimea saw what was coming and voted overwhelmingly just like our Ngok Dinka’s/Jiengs of Abyei did in 2012 to come back to South Sudan. Crimean people voted wih over 90% vote to join Russia federation. The North European and the US refused to recognize the Crimean people Democratic rights. But they didn’t a damn about what others say anyway. The US and some North European countries are screaming at sidelines like babies and sanctioned Russia federation and hope that their banking shops they set up after the fall of USSR would to do trick or magic for them>>>

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                • 24 February 22:44, by Pakuai

                  But the Russian people are aren’t budging. In fact, Eastern Ukraine is going to join Russia federation also like Crimea. When we tell our fake PhDs doctors like Mr. gat Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo and bunch other foreign puppets/stooges that their masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states and some of their creepy allies in between to be very very careful. No one would want anything that is to evil white Americans, English people, evil juus (so-called Israelis), cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan and their gulf Arab states financiers in our country never ever again, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

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                  • 24 February 22:55, by Pakuai

                    Selling our country and our people to foreign interest groups simply to be installed into power in our country isn’t being entertained some of these days. Mr. Salva Kiir and his goons have let you evils off the hooks all. But l don’t think, South Sudanese people will forgive you traitors and foreign puppets/stooges some of these days. To let our country and people be recolonize by the evils people through ’intrigues of humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights business scam’ fellows watch out, not every South Sudanese is your fools>>>>

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