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Bashir removes Minnawi from chairmanship of Darfur Transitional Authority


December 5, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has reportedly removed the head of Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) Minni Arcua Minnawi from his position as head of the Transitional Darfur Regional Authority (TDRA) only few days after the Sudanese army said that it considers his forces a military target.

FILE - Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir’s presidential assistant and leader of the Darfur rebel faction Minni Arcua Minnawi (L) listens to Bashir’s speech during a rally organised by Bashir’s supporterswho are against the arrest warrant for him issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Khartoum March 17, 2009

The TDRA is defined by the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) as principal instrument for the implementation of that Agreement and as a means of enhancing coordination and cooperation among the three Darfur states; West Darfur, South Darfur, and North Darfur.

The Sudanese Media Center (SMC) website believed to be run by the intelligence services reported that Minnawi was replaced by West Darfur governor Al-Shertai Ga’far Abdel-Hakam upon a decree from Bashir.

Abdel-Hakam was quoted by SMC as saying that his appointment to this post is to support the DPA and to fill the constitutional void left by Minnawi since he chose Juba as his voluntary exile since a few months back.

The governor said that the DPA states that in the event of the absence of the TDRA chief, the governors of Darfur shall meet and pick one of them to run the body formed in the wake of the Abuja agreement signed more than six years ago.

The development is yet another setback to the DPA which was signed by Minnawi as head of the most powerful military faction at the time.

On Friday, the Sudanese army said that Minnawi’s troops have violated the DPA Security arrangements by moving from their assigned areas and are heading towards the South.

"We consider them a target now. We are searching for them and will engage them," he said, adding the SLA intended to rejoin their former rebel allies in the south.

The SLA denied its troops were moving towards south Sudan.

SMC quoted North Darfur governor as calling on Minnawi to return and continue implementation of the DPA and particularly the security arrangements signed in October. The SLA chief has suggested that he does not endorse the deal signed by his aides.

Last month Minnawi said that the Sudanese government has only implemented 15% of the DPA with no progress on power and wealth sharing, Darfur-Darfur dialogue and security arrangements. He added that all these items had to be implemented simultaneously.

He accused the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) headed by president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir of refusing to abide by the terms of the DPA and further stressed that Khartoum is abandoning the peace agreement in favor of its new Darfur strategy.


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  • 6 December 2010 07:27, by Ahmed Chol

    Minawi was lonely in Khartoum but he was comfortable in the south because he resembles all brothers in the south.

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    • 6 December 2010 08:29, by Timsah

      To Sudanese,

      The list of dishonoured agreement as argued by Abel goes on and on.It started with the Addis Ababa agreement of 1972 between Anyanya 1 and Sudan government.Another recent agreement that was abrogated was the Infamous Khartoum Peace Agreement of 1997 between SSIM/A, headed by the Political Distant Back Marker,Riek,and NIF regime.Then followed by Darfur Peace agreement,which was just dishonoured.This has vindicated Abel’s sentiment further.It will not be a surprise when we hear that,the First Vice president of the Republic,and GOSS President,Salva Kiir is striped of his powers and CPA scuttle and thrown into the rubbish bin of history.We need to have our contigency plans as of now.Besides,Minawi is a Sudanese and has the rights of choosing his place of residence.


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      • 6 December 2010 15:00, by Kolnyang youth

        let fight jointly such that we shall defeat all arabs tribes in the north

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    • 6 December 2010 10:05, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Removing Minnawi from his post was yesterday,but since the formation of new elected government in Khartoum.Omer should understand thing better and react otherwise thing will fall apart soon,without the Darfurians i do believe that war between North South would have not reach 21 years.
      Remeber this Omer.


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  • 6 December 2010 07:33, by Thongjang Thongjang

    Minnawi had made the best choice he have make by moving to the south/ joint real war against Arabs/Islamic evil ....................! Rabbi Thongjang Thongjang.

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    • 6 December 2010 19:56, by Omoni Atari


      Better shut up,you dont know anything about Darfur,leave Darfur alone,let them solve their own affairs,they are muslims so they know what are doing now.
      we do have many problems here in south sudan,

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      • 6 December 2010 20:51, by Thongjang Thongjang

        Poeple of Durfur are our brothers in racial way! So let us all team up against master evil Alturabi who used them last time. Now it’s time for
        Us make Muslim fight Muslim. Rabbi Thongjang Thongjang.

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      • 8 December 2010 00:49, by kitir

        Close your big mouth who tells Muslims are treated better in Sudan? the fake Muslim brotherhood in Sudan was beyond mass killing, systematic rapes, looting, livelihood destruction,,ect in darfur .only non Muslim are saving the survivors of your genocide whilst so called Muslims turning back on what happing and empowering the killers , we fed up manipulating religious to political ends, , time of using religion preach to deceives nations was gone away, will never and ever back again look for other slogans, naive!

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