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Sudan military tell African Union they want to facilitate change, as SPA says it is civilians’ job


April 21, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Transitional Military Council (TMC) told the head of African Union Commission they want to create a conducive environment for democratic change in Sudan while the professionals association stressed the need to undertake this job by qualified civilians.

Moussa Faki, head of African Union Commission (ST photo)On Saturday, the head of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki who is Arabic speaker held talks with the military council, the Sudanese Professionals Association and other political forces including the Popular Congress Party (PCP) which was part in al-Bashir government.

Following his meeting with the head of TMC political committee Lt. Gen. Omer Zain-al-Abdin, the official news agency said the latter explained to African official their keenness to facilitate the democratic transition in Sudan.

"The head of the political committee said that the task of the Transitional Military Council is to create a suitable atmosphere enabling the political forces to rule the country in a peaceful and democratic manner," reported SUNA in a statement released after the meeting.

The Sudanese military say they did not carry out a coup d’état and have no intention to keep but seized power in response to the calls by the Sudanese people to join them to protect their revolution.

They further say they want to achieve peace with the armed groups in the Two Areas of the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, pointing to their direct involvement in the fight against rebel groups.

However, the Freedom and Change forcers reject that the army takes a leading role during this period pointing they should participate as a partner in the transitional period institutions. Many of the opposition groups that led the protests suspect Zain-al-Abdin of being an Islamist.

They also, reject the idea on a two-year transitional period and call for a four-year period to achieve peace, adopt a new constitution, prepare elections, negotiate with the international community the end of sanctions, and to build up their political forces.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) insisted on the "need to transfer power to the civil forces that led the process of change;(...) "in order to ensure the implementation of the declared programme and turn the slogans of the masses into reality," said Mohamed Youssef a leading member of the group that orchestrated the four-month protests across the country.

Youssef further stressed that the four-year transitional period proposed by the Freedom and Change forces not long, considering that there are complex issues that need to be addressed, citing "the issues of war and peace, which need time to be addressed, and would lead to addressing the other issues of economy, foreign relations and freedoms".

On a related development, a joint delegation of the Freedom and Change forces held a meeting with the head of the TMC political on Saturday.

"The meeting dealt with how to continue coordination and communication between the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council to discuss how to hand over and transfer the government to civil authority in response to the mass movement and demands," said Siddiq Youssef after the meeting.

The opposition groups say the military council speaks about power handover as soon as possible but they didn’t see any concrete measure in this direction.

Also, they pledge to maintain the sit-in outside the army headquarters as long as needed to press the military to transfer power to civil rule.


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  • 22 April 06:24, by Pakuai

    With that of North Sudan, what is the AU doing to rein general Khalid Al Haftar in Libya? The AU and IGAD with the US, the UK and the UN have been acting as bullies against South Sudan ever since. Libya was bombed by the US, the UK and France and were paid by gulf Arab states as mercenary bombers>>>

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    • 22 April 06:32, by Pakuai

      And all the African countries (African Union) cowered. But when it comes to South Sudan little issues, then every piece of trash in the IGAD and the AU wants to be anyone over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Now the current siege of Tripoli by general Khalid Haftar rebels with assistant from gulf Arab state of UAE and have been given ago ahead by their ’Anglo-American’ terrorists>>>

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  • 22 April 06:48, by Pakuai

    in crimes of the US, the UK and France. The AU should just chill down and let every state resolves her internal issues without it. There are losers in the AU who are there promoting the US, the UK, gulf Arab states, israel and the UN agenda. These creeps are former presidents like ’Thabo Mbeki, former ethiopians prime minister, former Tanzania president, current Rwanda president, former Nigerian>>

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    • 22 April 06:59, by Pakuai

      president, current Kenyan president and opposition leader, Raila Odinga’ And these losers are on the payroll of gulf Arab states, the US, the UK and other shifty actors outside Africa. And these criminals often propagate this lie, "regional integration" and the criminals wanted to start their so-called "regional integration" here in South Sudan and North Sudan----’re-unification of South Sudan>>>

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      • 22 April 07:08, by Pakuai

        with their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan----’re-unification the people we hate to death. And this was why the South Sudanese peace negotiations was kept away from South and the South Sudanese people who would come and own the damned peace being kept away from. South Sudanese peace was peddled about in hotels, bars and bothels of Adis Ababa>>>

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        • 22 April 07:17, by Pakuai

          Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, North Sudan and Egypt. Every piece of trash in the region and their masters from the ’the US, the UK, their so-called israel, gulf Arab states, the UN and NGOs’ were the ones negotiating themselves into South Sudan. Because South Sudan is ’projected’ to where the so-called UN NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT would be ’STARTED IN’ since South Sudan is considered by>

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          • 22 April 07:36, by Pakuai

            the *Bilderberg group, Illuminati, European and American secret societies* and their banking cartels. The former African presidents have been ’enlisted’ those European and Americans secret societies. Our own sellouts, ’Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and Pagan Amuom’ have also been enlisted into those secret societies. Mr. Salva Kiir has not a member of those groups>>>

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            • 22 April 07:50, by Pakuai

              I posted these facts a number of times here on Sudant Tribune. That the secret societies want to start their ’NEW WOULD ORDER GOVERNMENT that would span from Jerusalem, to Euphrates rivers, Tigris rivers right up to our Nilotic plains and valleys. And this so-called NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT would be ushered in by the so-called *world most powerful sovereigns* of the US, the UK, France>>>>

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              • 22 April 14:49, by Pakuai

                their israel attack dog and that this so-called UN NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT experiment WOULD be financed by ’Europeans, Americans, Indians and rich Africans and gulf Arab states’ who have stashed away their money in obscure offshore accounts like Nairobi, Adis Ababa, Journesberg, London, Switzerland, Dubai, Panama, Cayman islands>>>

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                • 22 April 14:58, by Pakuai

                  and other shady countries and capitals. And that Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan, Zimbabwe and Ghana would be turned into ’manufacturing hubs’ and that the goods manufactured in those countries would then be shipped back to Europe, America and so on. And the workers in those countries would be paid pittant wages>>>

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                  • 22 April 15:10, by Pakuai

                    And that resources that would used as collateral to prop up manufacturing countries would be gleaned here in South Sudan, DR Congo and other countries. And dirty and cheap intrigues are all about stopping West Africans, North Sudanese, Egyptians, Ertereans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), South Sudanese (if there are any) and other Africans from going to Europe, israel and gulf Arab states>>

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                    • 22 April 15:19, by Pakuai

                      to go and cause troubles in those countries. Countries like Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan have no resources, but they have an extremely high population. And they they can balance their breeding lifestyles over the back of countries like South Sudan with so-called ’regional integration’ bullsh*t, good luck to them though. We will sell them our resources, but we don’t want them>>>

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                      • 22 April 15:32, by Pakuai

                        here in South Sudan, simple and square. By the way, this rich Europeans, Americans, Arabs, Indians and secret societies cabals had also been devised in South America. Countries like Colombia, Chile, Mexico and others would be made manufacturing centres, and this is to stop immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Hondorus and others from going to US to go and cause problems in those countries>>>

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                        • 22 April 15:40, by Pakuai

                          Fellows, we keep informing some of creeps who covet our country and our people to be very careful. There are evils in the devil infested lsland of England and their cloned so-called arab North Sudan who even ’swear that there cannot be North Sudan with out South Sudan and South Sudanese people. The evils love affair with our country and our people has gone too far and the evils will see our>>>

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                        • 22 April 15:52, by Pakuai

                          enemies, South Sudan is not their damned evil ANGLO-AMERICA terrorists empire, never has and will never ever will. And South Sudanese people are not the evil ANGLO-AMERICA terrorists subjects or slaves, never have and will never damned will. The evils can take their dirty intrigues to countries which worship them with their dirty intrigues. But not in South Sudan.

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