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U.S. Congress, envoy press for democratic transition in Sudan

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TMC head Abdel Fattah al-Burhan shakes hands with US envoy to Sudan Donald Booth on 15 July 2019 (ST photo)

July 14, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Congress Monday passed a resolution supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan, as Donald Booth U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan discussed with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan head of the military junta the ongoing negotiations with the opposition coalition over transitional institutions.

The African Union-Ethiopia joint mediation is expected to convene a meeting on Tuesday between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) after a three-day suspension to allow the opposition groups to consult of the draft Constitutional Document.

In Washington, Congressmen passed a bipartisan resolution submitted by Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee calling on the ruling TMC to transition power to a civilian-led government, respect democratic principles and end all violence against its citizens.

"The resolution states that the U.S. House of Representatives supports a swift transfer of power to a civilian-led government, affirms the right of the Sudanese people to assemble peacefully and condemns the government of Sudan’s use of violence against protesters and journalists," said a statement issued after the vote.

"It also emphasizes that absent political reforms and respect for human rights, it will be increasingly difficult for the U.S. to engage and partner with Sudan".

The legislation increases the pressure exerted by the Congress both on the Trump administration and the military junta in Sudan to ensure power transfer to a civilian-led government in Sudan.

Last June, President Trump appointed Booth appointed Amb Donald Booth as Special Envoy for Sudan following several letters made by lawmakers urging special focus on Sudan and visible US policy in support of the Sudanese people aspiration for peace and democracy after over four-month protests that toppled the al-Bashir’s regime.

AL-BURHAN-BOOTH MEETING

In a statement released on Monday; the TMC said al-Burhan discussed with Booth the latest developments in the ongoing negotiations between the military council and the FFC. It further said that "the meeting touched on a number of other topics".

In statements to the TMC media service, Booth said the meeting was "fruitful" and said he would hold talks with other parties on this regard.

"The United States is committed to helping the Sudanese reach an agreement on the arrangements for the transitional period and it wants to see Sudan has bypassed the current phase," said Both in according to a TMC statement in Arabic.

The visiting diplomat further said that the United States will work with other international partners o to make sure that the Sudanese have made a breakthrough in this regard so that they can get support from the international community.

(ST)

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  • 17 July 07:36, by Pakuai

    There we go! That is what you get when your country and people pander to foreign powers for ’free food hand-outs and easy lifestyles’. The US Congress has it own racial problems back home between ’minorities’ and their so-called ’super race’---- the white people and their evil juus (so-called israel and their gulf Arab states) terrorist allies. Why would a creep from the US Congress would have>>>>

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    • 17 July 07:48, by Pakuai

      such daring guts to go and lecture our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan? It is simply because there are some cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan pandering to those vermin. Diplomats are are well trained to do those jobs. Otherwise, in the real world, those Congressmen/women could be easily rounded up and thrown into the jail’s and charged with the highest charge on the land-----Meddling>>>

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      • 17 July 07:59, by Pakuai

        in other country’s internal affairs. But this is Africa. North Sudan in particular, they pander to gulf Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, the US and the UK for free hand-outs. North Sudanese losers, l am the one who will again bomb you creeps out of our Khartoum, Eastern Jerusalem and give it to Palestinians, Islam is not a religion, never has and will never will>>>>

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        • 17 July 08:08, by Pakuai

          Those ’skits’ being ’performed in Khartoum’ are going to come to an end. We have informed our losers here in South Sudan that there are evils in ’North Sudan, the devil infested island of England, their gulf Arab states financiers, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, the UK regards sleazy NGOs and even some of their creeps here in the AU and the IGAD who ’pray and swear’ that there>>>>

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          • 17 July 08:17, by Pakuai

            Cannot be ’North Sudan and their own livelihoods’ without ’South Sudan and the South Sudanese’. And that is why these vermin have ’attached their evilsselves’ like leeches to our country and our people. The Creeps from Darfur are given free food from Qatar. Fellows. There are some South Sudanese who just can’t stand anything that is connected evil white Americans, English people,>>>>

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            • 17 July 08:28, by Pakuai

              their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, Abeshas (so-called ethipians) and some Bantuses, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. The whole show here is to always ’Geopolitcal chess game or football play’ South Sudan just like the evils did with their then *DR Congo, Angola, Mozambique,>>>

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              • 17 July 13:08, by Pakuai

                Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, West African countries, Middle Eastern countries, Cuba, Nicaragua or South American countries, Eastern European countries and some Asian countries during their so-called COLD WAR. And the evils hope that they can ’succeed’ in ’re-uniting our country and our people with their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan’s just like the evils did with their>

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                • 17 July 13:22, by Pakuai

                  then ’East and West’ Germany and evils would then go a MN d brag that their so-called ’capitalism’ has ’triumps’ over their so-called ’communism or socialism’. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. We are here. For those South Sudanese in the know, let us white people and their creepy allies’ ’covet our country and our people to death’s>>>>

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                  • 17 July 13:31, by Pakuai

                    I informed most of you fools a lot of times that *our country and our people* are always used by every piece of trash around the world to set up their own countries affairs* We have a lot of cattle than Uganda, Kenya and Abesha (so-called Ethiopia). But our country’s hungry people are what the hyenas the world always propagate and they know why>>>

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                    • 17 July 13:45, by Pakuai

                      Some of our citizens were conditioned free UN free food for soong and these South Sudanese just don’t grow their own food, they want the UN government and NGOs in South Sudan. Not South Sudan only. In Darfur, they hav been conditioned to free food. And even the SUDAN TRIBUNE propaganda creeps used to propagate that ’Northern Bhar El Gazelles’>>>>

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                      • 17 July 14:15, by Pakuai

                        Western Bhar El Gazelles were running to South Darfur and Eastern Darfur for free food, really? They were also alleged to to have crossed to central Africa republic (CAR) or Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) as refugees. Really? My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, there is a country called Hong Kong,>>>

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                        • 17 July 14:25, by Pakuai

                          It is a Chinese island of ’Cantonese people’ in *19th century, the devil infested means of England used to take heroin drug from their then British East India, present day Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma); to Hong Kong and went and exchanged their heroin with ’silver coins’ with the people of Hong Kong>>>

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                          • 17 July 14:31, by Pakuai

                            The people of Hong Kong became addicted to *heroin drug* and when the Chinese asked the *English merchants* to get the hell out of their country with damned heroin trade, they were bombed to submission by the English merchants. For those South Sudanese who were not born after 2005, there was this>>>

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                            • 17 July 14:42, by Pakuai

                              slogan "one country, two systems" in ’Machakos, Nairobi and Naivasha, Kenya’s. The evils who used to screamed these ’pharses’ were our enemies, *the UK, their gulf Arab states financiers, our cloned so-called of North Sudan and of course our opportunist African countries*>>>

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                              • 17 July 15:00, by Pakuai

                                To be precise my lowly informed South Sudanese. South Sudan is always used by losers whom we are going to walk over and pee and get away with it, reasons, Pure HATRED and RACISM. We are going to get back our Gambella region, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) are going to bombed to Nothing, with Djiboutians into *Red Sea* with *French army, the US and the land the evils are on* before we bomb Yemen, S

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