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Sudan accuses Uganda’s Museveni of plotting to topple its government


October 12, 2011 (CAIRO) – Sudan’s vice-president Ali Osman Mohamed Taha has accused the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni of seeking to change the regime in Khartoum as part of his broader agendas to halt Arab advances in Africa.

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Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni

Taha made his remark on Monday while addressing a symposium in Cairo where he started a visit this week and held talks with Egypt’s Prime Minister Isam Sharaf.

According to Taha, the Ugandan leader publicly declared his intentions at an event held in New York last year when he spoke about a movement by the marginalized regions in Sudan to change the center of power in Khartoum on the pretexts of neglect and inequality in development.

Taha was probably referring to a meeting organized by the UN on 27 September 2010 in New York to discuss South Sudan’s referendum on independence, which at the point was scheduled to take place four months later.

In that meeting, Museveni reportedly said that the problem in Sudan was that some groups were trying to run the state as an Arab country and disregard Africans while Sudan was an Afro-Arab country.

Sudan’s relationship with Uganda has been defined by veiled animosity over Kampala’s support for South Sudan’s secession and the fact that some rebel leaders from Sudan’s western region of Darfur have recently moved their bases to Uganda.

Khartoum’s alleged support in the past for the Ugandan rebels Lord Resistance Army (LRA) has also cast a shadow of mistrust between the former neighbors.

Taha’s tirade of accusations also extended to the ousted Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and the former vice-president of Yemen, Ali Salim al-Beidh, saying that both had contributed to South Sudan’s secession by providing military support to the southern guerrilla movement-turned-ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

According to Taha, the first consignment of weapons the SPLM received came from Qaddafi while the second came from Al-Beidh.

South Sudan seceded from the north in July this year following a referendum in which southerners voted overwhelmingly for independence.

The vote was promised under a 2005 peace deal that ended more than two decades of civil wars between the SPLM and the north.


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  • 13 October 2011 10:03, by gotutu

    Ugandan president has right to support any rebels who are against Khartoum because they were supporting LRA who fought without objectives

    They should not claim because it is tit for tat

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    • 13 October 2011 13:40

      Taha and Bashire should only be ashamed of themselves for breaking up Sudan in pieces; it has nothing to do with Museveni, they’re in the history book now as the worst leaders ever in Sudan history!!
      The innocents Sudanese will suffer from now on because of them!

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    • 14 October 2011 03:47, by omoni JR

      The V.P is tring to make U-turn but he seemed to be lost at middle of the townhall .
      In fact, if all what he said are true points coming directly from uganda leader,then he is absolutely right.
      You can not hijack Africa country and named it as Arabs Nation.God will never accept that too.

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  • 13 October 2011 10:12, by Obach Othou

    The NCP government has been planning day and night practically by supplying arms to some tribes in the south and inciting them against each other to kill simply just to create insecurity in the south and now you are crying over Museveni who have just made statement which will not harm anything in khartoum.

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  • 13 October 2011 10:29

    Is Taha spreading hatred or mobilizing Arabs against Uganda?
    Why is the secession of South Sudan so painful despite the fact that it was stipulated in the CPA? We Southerners prefer to live happy, move freely and die poor than to live under the rule of Sharia law. We are not Arabs, we are not Muslims, we are Africans. Juba and Kampala will stand together against any aggression or conspiracy.

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  • 13 October 2011 10:29, by demarjack

    I think there is now a smell of changing approaching to the Sudan and let Mr.Taha know that everything has its own end whereby if they want it or not NCP will go and leave the entire country for Democratic change where everyone in the northern Sudan will have his /her chances to be in that boat of the New Government free from dictatorship and just peace will prevail from Nubian, Dafurian, Adandawi

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  • 13 October 2011 11:56, by Katry M.R. Dia

    One would have asked Mr Taha, why should Arabs be advancing in Africa and not Africans advancing in their own land if there is anywhere to advance to?

    Anyway, these are just but few justifications for bring back the notorious LRA in operation. think twice mr First vice President, you may make it to a president if you move out of Bashir’s circle quickly.

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  • 13 October 2011 12:39, by Dut

    changing is coming soon.NCP, sudan is not your property.

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  • 13 October 2011 12:49, by philipdit wol

    (NCP) Government shall have learned how to solves the problems rather than accusing an statement release with out action against it. please,Mr Taha and your Bashir there is a time for every thing.

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  • 13 October 2011 13:08, by Obach Othou

    The weapons Claims by Taha were not for free to SPLA but it was exchange of the pilots that were used by Khartoum regime to bombard our people with their jets but with power of god, the plane was guned down by our gallant SPLA forces and the pilots were captured alive. So in conclusion this weapons were given by Khartoum to SPLA otherwise Gaddafi has no interest apart from his pilots.

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    • 13 October 2011 14:45

      Let Taha and Museveni colloid, they where friends in 2005.

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  • 13 October 2011 15:25, by lokeji

    Mr taha is making the last kick of the dying horse, Taha and his boss engulf themselves into many regional and international dirty tricks to do away with many governments or individuals within governments’ organs.Hence there is no need to set tears once you are force to drink from the same cup that you once trigger others to drink from it.Mr VP bel hana wa shefe,please enjoy your turn.

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    • 14 October 2011 15:39, by Abraham Lueth

      Dear Taha,
      We have seen all these years , you are just a man of yes becuse you don,t opposed your president otherwise you will go in differnt hall that you will not come out that is why you see wrong from Bashir and you do,nt advise him to follow the right path.
      What you are doing in Khartoum the world is watching and it will turn in to what happened in Iraq, Libya,Tunis,and Egypt.

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  • 14 October 2011 19:54, by Ben Alex

    In The first place the ICC Questtion is coming soon, second the Karthuom governin was the key facilitator of the LRA Rebles during the war were are they hiden from now with their accusess for other. this is not the right time to make complains mr. Vice president sir. stay cool and wait for what is to come.

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