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Al-Turabi’s party calls for overthrowing Sudan’s government


September 11, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) led by the veteran Islamist Hassan Al-Turabi has stepped up anti-government rhetoric, accusing Khartoum of committing “ethnic cleansing” in Blue Nile and calling for its ousting.

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FILE - Sudan’s Islamist opposition leader Hasan Al-Turabi

Addressing a gathering of pro-opposition supporters on Sunday, the PCP’s political secretary Kamala Omer accused the government of carrying out “ethnic cleansing” in the Blue Nile state.

The PCP official further accused the government of “violating the constitution, betrayal and working to fragment the country.”

Blue Nile state, which borders the Republic of South Sudan, last week descended into clashes between Sudan’s army and forces of the armed opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) led by the state’s governor Malik Aggar.

Sudan accuses South Sudan of supporting the SPLM-N rebels in Blue Nile and South Kordofan state, which has been racked by similar fighting since June.

Following the outbreak of Blue Nile’s unrest, Sudanese president Al-Bashir declared a state of emergency and sacked Aggar, appointing a military ruler in his place.

Al-Turabi’s party, which is a splinter faction of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), refuses to engage in dialogue and continues to call for regime change.

Other opposition groups, mainly the National Umma Party of former prime minister Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani, opted for dialogue with the NCP, giving rise to speculation that the two parties will feature in the new NCP government.

Meanwhile, the NCP’s official spokesman and media secretary Ibrahim Gandur on Sunday said that the committee tasked to propose a new government’s makeup has finished its work and submitted its report to the NCP’s chairman and the country’s president Al-Bashir.

Gandur, speaking to Sudan’s official news agency SUNA, said that the next government would include all the parties which agree with his party on the proposed program.

The NCP official declined to divulge which parties would be included but he insisted that the next government would be geared towards implementing programs rather than accommodating political rivalries.

“We are not talking about a party-based government we are talking about a government based on a program,” he added.

According to Sudan Tribune’s sources, the anticipated government will be composed of only 15 ministers in contrast with the current 32 ministers.


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  • 12 September 2011 09:47, by JAMUS

    To Dr.Hassan el Turabi,

    With your courage and wisdom, advise the Northerners to take up the responsibility of freeing themselves from this tyranny. You are right; the National Congress Party wants to further splinter the remaining country into ten weaker states in the current North Sudan. Take the lead to salvage the country and restore the Sudanese glory.

    You need to join hands with your brothers in Kordufan, Blue Nile and Darfur to accelerate the ouster of this regime. Tell Salah Gosh to join the rebels as soon as possible to help them to target the weak spots of the regime as he had fallen out with the regime. And I welcome the safe return of Khalil Ibrahim from Libya to Sudan safely, I prayed to Jesus Christ day and night for him to came home safely.


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    • 12 September 2011 10:07, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      I think you are getting old before testing what is sweet in Presidency. Demanding Regime Change through voices or mobilization is not acceptable in Khartuom where you belong. You are well informed about Sudan history and there is nothing like that. What is there is that the regime now will put you back to prison where you shall finish your life span. If you are arrested, the rest of Politicians the keep quiete. How will you overthrow the Government that came into power by force. Bashir will not killed all the People of South Kordofan and South Blue Nile but the fact remains that they will get their huge amount of rights to seek self-determination. After 100 years Sudan will regret on the degree of splits. Bashir, Ali Nafie and the rest of NCP bottle necks are making a fine History like Mohamed Ali and Al Mahdi.

      You need to wage a massive turnout protest to make a very fine history in Sudan so that Tunisa, Egypt and Libya and Sudan are within "Africa 2011 Regime Change". Do not leave the chance. Make a protest in Khartuom and South Blue, South Kordofan and Darfur will ignite fire and the food will be ready to eat asap.

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      • 12 September 2011 13:43, by Thon Anyaar

        Turabi who used to say, South Sudan separation is a joke now realize that it wasn’t a funny story after all and now he is calling for the government he once support to be overthrown.

        Now the question is, why do you have to see it to believe it?

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  • 12 September 2011 10:37, by Bonaparte Lal Wieu

    Dr. Hassen Turabi is suppose to be the President of the Republic of Sudan if Northerners wanted to be serve according to their will, but the badness of Trabi is that, he is too old of which he may get confuse in the office let him just remain as watch dog or world watch dog in Khartoum to trace out any violation of human right, crime against humanity and war crime which are being committed by Khartoum junta Regime in power.
    I would like to tell some of the northerners to join Dr. Turabi this is the only way your voices will be heard by the world, if you just keep quiet fearing of Bashir his Junta Regime will finish you. Please join Dr. Turabi and Malik Agar in order to get your right. Before it was the problem of the Southerners being mistreated by Khartoum but now it will be Khartoum mistreating themselve/each other. This was what we were telling you but you failed to understand us.

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    • 12 September 2011 11:49, by jacob mayen ajuoi

      i Really understood from today that Al-Turabi is the man of people,don,t give up Bashair will not go by itself. you need to join hand together so that you achieve what ’s called freedom in sudan since they southern gain their independents.

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    • 13 September 2011 10:19, by Eng Aguek

      I will say no to turabi being a good leader but a good traitor who always change his plans at the end of every cheating he has put on Muslim and mujaheddin who fought a jihad war in south and tell them they will go to Gena as if south Sudan is haven of Sudan.
      Look very careful about this case of blue Nile and south khordufan plus Abeyei,but the case of Abeyei will be different from other cases in that southerners will stand up one day in one voice and one blood to fight our land back.
      We are not a bunch of men but true warriors of the people.
      Am very sorry on how do we pay our fellow fighters(Nuba and Funj) who fought along with as during liberation struggle,am sugesting that we go fight for them to gain their freedom too as we did in south. Long live spla/splm-n
      We are still with you guys no matter division was created between us.

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  • 12 September 2011 12:00, by philipdit wol

    Hi AL-Turabi how many ethnic cleansing and violation that has beeen committed by Bashir? Any away an action is speak louder than words please?

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  • 12 September 2011 12:55, by Bow de Bow

    HIM Dr. Turabi was the first person mastermind the attrocities committed in Dafur when he was a government speaker in the parliament. When the said Dr. Turabi lost his ligitimacy in the government in 1999, he turn out to shout for the bad conduct of the government he serve for some years. Iam hereby argue President Bashir to finish him politically. My Dear Comrade when this Islamic Ideology man assume power today, it will be nightmare for the South Sudan. The Arab world is behind this ageing.

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  • 12 September 2011 17:30, by Konan

    Shame on you ungrateful creatures and useless parasites, President Bashir gave you what you fought for and you still hate him, may Allah root you in hell soon.

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    • 13 September 2011 09:09, by Mangokdit

      Wawi,dr. Truabi take care for yourself, otherwise you join hand together to make protest against bashir regime so that your brother in blue nile and kordofan can hear your vioce too. you fear you will be finish up to your grand,grandchildren.
      Truabi oyee! Agar oyee!and Khile oyeee! Thanks.

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    • 13 September 2011 09:21, by Board1

      Dr. Al Turabi why don’t you use the paradise key for mujahidiin? was that key used only for the killing of people of South Sudan? plz mobilise your mujahideen and let them deal with NCP. that is the only way to free the people of Darfur,Nuba Mts and South Blue Nile icluding all the Northern parties.

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  • 13 September 2011 09:51, by Mapuor

    ’the next government would be geared towards implementing programs rather than accommodating political rivalries’.What a statement.We in the South should learnt from our Northern brothers.Accomodation of political rivalries in all government institutions is useless & benfits do not reach the majoroty of our people,its only implementing programmes that reaches masses.Those who claim to be highly influential are categorically not.HOOOOOO,poor South Sudanes ,how many of you still live in huts together with termites,scorpions,thousands of insect species plus millions of mosquitoes?!!!!How many of you die dailly from curable diseases?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!How many of you are malnourished?!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Lets stop a bit & try to define our government objectively.Government is composed of few & most corrupt individuals who have united to plunder the country,build big houses for their children,grand childrens & granD grand children with their children getting education in EAST AFRICA,AMERICA & AUSTRALIA .

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