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State of Emergency: Troika say Sudan’s response to protests will determine future ties

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Sudanese army wheeled infantry fighting vehicle deployed in Khartoum after the imposition of the state of emergency on 23 Feb 2019 (ST photo)
February 26, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Troika countries and Canada said concerned about the imposition of the state of emergency criminalizing demonstrations, warning that government response to the peaceful protests will determine the fate of relations with Sudan.

Troika countries including Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States are engaged in discussions with Sudan to normalize bilateral relations and remove it from the terror list, for Washington, and to remove international sanctions and supports its efforts for debt relief for London.

Since the eruption of anti-government protests, the Troika countries issued several statements collectively or individually to remind Khartoum their concern and worry about the excessive use of violence and need to ensure freedoms in line with engagements for Sudanese governments.

On Tuesday, the four countries pointed out to the "return to military rule" and continued detention of political leaders, activists and journalists, will not create a conducive environment for a "renewed" political dialogue and called the government to release all the detainees.

"Troika countries and Canada will continue to monitor the situation closely, and to emphasize that the Government of Sudan’s response to these protests and the actions of the military-led government will determine our countries’ future engagement," stressed the statement.

On Monday Amnesty International said verified more than 45 dead and more than 180 people injured since the beginning of the protests in Sudan on 19 December 2018. Government officials say more than 2,600 people have been detained during the protests.

On Sunday, security forces fired live ammunition and teargas at protesters in Khartoum state, injuring at least three people. Also, security agents stormed the University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) campus in Khartoum and fired tear gas into classrooms, beat up students and arrested dozens of the student who were protesting inside the campus.

In Khartoum’s Burri and Omdurman’s Alabasyia districts, large numbers of security forces forced their way into people’s homes in Burri on Sunday, firing tear gas, beating up people and confiscating mobile phones.

The Troika countries and Canada underlined the need for inclusive political and economic reform in Sudan to address the grievances expressed by the protestors.

"Economic stability cannot be achieved without first reaching political consensus. Political consensus cannot be achieved by imprisoning, shooting, and criminalizing peaceful protesters," they further stressed.

(ST)

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  • 27 February 06:29, by Pakuai

    *Troika countries and Canada*?!! What the hell are those so-called troika countries with Canada to North Sudan? My to not is, probably Norway and Canada to some small extent can lecture other countries about suppression of protestors. But the with the US and the UK of old hypocrites, they can stick their fingers to ars*see if l were to be our cloned arab North Sudan. Occupy Wall Street was violently removed in New York city by heavily armed police a few years ago. Same to the UK, protestors were violently suppressed by the UK police in 2011 after their young people protested about the killing of Afro-Carribean innocent man>>>

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    • 27 February 06:42, by Pakuai

      Still in the same UK, a few group of protestors about ’brexit from the EU’ were hastily rounded up and some of them charged by the UK police. But when it comes to other countries, then you can’t help but be amazed of how countries like the US, the UK and some of allies hypocrisy is played out. I don’t know whether those so-called troika countries were elected by North Sudan? Here in South Sudan though, they treat South Sudan like South Sudan is their over sea protectorate and the South Sudanese people like their over sea’s subjects or slaves. They even boast that without their US dollars, South Sudan should not have been a country! And there are some of their losers who believe this nonsense here in South Sudan>>>

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      • 27 February 06:58, by Pakuai

        Anyway, Some European, their US and some their creepy allies in between are living in fantasy land or parallel universe with other rest of the world. And their fallacy view of the world is always cemented by other countries ambivalent to look these menaces in the eye and to tell them to stop their bullyings or be blasted. The so-called western countries with NATO alliance have been allowed to run smoke around the world for quite along time. They always corner a smaller or a weak country with resources and bomb while other countries watch at the sidelines. Libya was bombed in 2011 by the NATO alliance and the African country cowared like goats being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan small internal issues, then piece of trash in Africa would want to be South Sudan and South Sudanese masters>>>

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        • 27 February 07:12, by Pakuai

          Afghanistan and Iraq were bombed by the NATO alliance and other countries just watched. Syria was to be done the same, but Mr. Bashar El Assad has a very powerful ally, Russian federation, Vladimir Putin don’t like their ally to be bullied by the evils. Go to Ukraine, criminals can be badly nosed pretty badly should they keep playing ball with Russia federation. Go to North Korea, the so-called NATO alliance with other their satellite states of South Korea and Japan are just screaming at the seam. But should they make a fault move and their Seoul would be a parking lot as the US often tell other countries. By the way, both North and South Korean people are the same people. But the US present in Korean peninsula is the problem in that region>>>

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          • 27 February 07:22, by Pakuai

            For some people who are history junkies, during Korean war, which some African mercenaries like Ida Amin Dada were sent to go and fight on behave European and Americans masters. When the red China went into Korean war, the US and her allies tucked their tails behind their legs and ran away. And up this day, the exceptional master of the world and the self anionted world police think, the red China would allow the US to mess around with North Korea? Venezuela is being targeted for its oil reserves and of course to use as Geopolitical football or chess game>>>

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            • 27 February 07:39, by Pakuai

              The prostest in Zimbabwe was all about to welcome to so-called ’white farmers back to Zimbabwe’. Regime change in Burundi didn’t go and where, Burundi is a small country with a few resources. However, the European, the US and her daughters of Zion want to have that tiny African country nevertheless. Tanzania current administration isn’t entertaining European, the US and their daughters of zion usual long noses in their internal affairs. DR Congo has at least grown a little of a spine. European Union Ambassador was sent out back to Europe two months ago for behaving like a master than being only a diplomat>>>>

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              • 27 February 07:51, by Pakuai

                Back here in my own country, the evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called Israelis), their gulf Arab states and some of creepy allies in between just love our country and our people to death. But the evils have step on wrong people feet, us, the Sudan men--- the Dinkas/Mounyjiengs of the Sudan to be precise. The evils love affair with our country and our people has gone to too far and the evils are going to bombed with their UNIMISS, their sleazy NGOs and everything that is connected to evil white Americans. English people, their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs, some Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantus and their gulf Arab states financiers paymasters>>>

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                • 27 February 08:01, by Pakuai

                  South Sudanese who really these vermin again in our country?again? No one. Start growing our own food is what we have been telling most ot our fools. But some of our fools and foreign puppets/stooges just want to be living on foreign free hand outs and complaint day and night about corruptions, misuse of resources and sit around, cross their arms and fold their arms and their lifestyles is sustainable>>>

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                  • 27 February 08:16, by Pakuai

                    Lowly informed South Sudanese idiots, pure HATRED and RACISM is here. Recolonization of our country by the evils we hate to death on the disguise of the so-called *humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights business scams some of these days. Fellows. A lot of Indians, Bangladeshis, Pakistinis, Sri Lankans, Rwandans, Kenyans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Ghanians, Mongolians, Chinese and some other countries mercenaries. And they are to be resetlled because our country has has be taken as new * DR Congo*>>>>

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                    • 27 February 09:02, by Pakuai

                      Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. English people evil man called *Winston Churchill & his English people establishment creeps* even projected their *evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs to be resettled in Uganda. Fellows, their evil juus would have been be killed to nothingness over 70 years in Uganda. I am the one who will help bomb Eastern Jerusalem and give to Palestinians. And kill any evil juus (so-called israelis) in Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Africa and the devil infested Island of England and some if their creepy allied countries the evils often bully our country and country from>>>>

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                      • 27 February 09:26, by Pakuai

                        Some South Sudanese fools have been told the truth that there is no way under the Sun. South Sudanese people would ever live side by sides. With White Americans. English people, their evil juus (so-called Israelis), their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan Sudan, some Bantus in central Kenya towns of Nanyuki and Laikipia, in rift valley*, their Abeshas ( so-called ethiopia), South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, DR Congo, Central Africa Rebublic (CAR, Libya, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, , Saudi Arabia. We are going to bomb the evils to near extinction----reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. fellows, there is going to be second *houlicoust* here in South Sudan and our cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan>>>

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                        • 27 February 09:38, by Pakuai

                          When we tell most of our lowly informed fools that the so-called *brexit, the UK leaving the EU) was/is being negotiated over South Sudan and to some small, extent their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan------ that the *the evils would leave the EU none elected and come and screw up their former colonies in Africa, the US, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, their gulf Arab states financiers. But the evils have step on wrong people feet, us. Our country and our have been used as their bargaining chips or like their so-called "Irish back stop". For those South Sudanese in the know, the evils have step on the wrong people feet>>>>

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                          • 27 February 09:56, by Pakuai

                            Anyway, I am telling you fools too much. But we have tell you to be mindful of the Europeans. English people, white Americans, their evils juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab state paymasters, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, some of their cloned so-called and Arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and some of their Bantus in Central Kenya. Fellows, there will not *western civilization*. The Owners have taken back their country. South Sudan is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN empire never has never has and will never will. And South South Sudanese people are not evil damned ANGLO-AMERICA empire subjects, never have and will never will, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Fellows watch these space. War is here. Who would want to live sides by sides with these vermin, no one, not even one fellows.

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