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Sudanese opposition forces call to overthrow Bashir’s regime


June 20, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese opposition forces slammed the recent austerity measures announced by Presient Omer Al-Bashir to overcome the severe economic and called to overthrow the regime.

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Sudanese President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir (Getty)

The call comes as students continue to protest against the government for the fourth day in Khartoum chanting "the people want to overthrow the regime" while the riot police use tear gas to break up the demonstration.

In different statements on Wednesday, the Sudanese opposition and rebel groups said regime policies led to the bankruptcy of the country and exacerbated the suffering of Sudanese people during the past years.

In a call to topple the regime, the Sudanese Communist Party said the plans announced by Bashir last Monday are only "administrative measures" that do not bring true and radical solutions to end the economic collapse the country is witnessing.

The communist party called on the Sudanese "to take to the streets to overthrow the regime", stressing the government did not leave any other alternative.

The opposition forces say the austerity plan announced by the government did not affect the huge budgets of the army, police, security apparatus, and sovereign sector which acquire 70% of wages and salaries line or 56% of the whole 2012 budget.

The communist party said only 30% of the budget is concerned with the drastic measures including the cut of 380 constitutional positions.

The opposition party went to explain that the recent salary increase the government decided will be swallowed up by the unprecedented hike in fuel and commodities prices.

Gahzi Salah Edeen, presidential adviser and head of the dominant NCP caucus in the National Assembly acknowledged Wednesday that the government started late to address the economic issues due to the war against rebel groups.

"If the other party refuses to stop the war, what do we do?" he further said; stressing that the economy is national security issue.

Justice and Equality Movement foreign relations secretary Ahmed Hussein Adam said in a statement he sent to Sudan Tribune that "what is happening in Sudan these days is the beginning of a true revolution" embracing their revolution in a critical historical moment.

He further renewed his call for" all the forces of change in rural areas of Sudan and its cities" and the armed forces to reunite their efforts to work with the rebel alliance, Sudan Revolutionary Forces (SRF), for the salvation of the country from the "authoritarian ruling junta" of Bashir.

He also called on the political forces to find out an exit strategy to achieve comprehensive peace, democracy, justice and unity. He further emphasized that the crisis is in essence a political crisis and there should be a comprehensive political solution.

SRF rebel groups refuse to hold separate talks on their respective regional issues and demand a comprehensive process to tackle Sudan’s crisis. They also say regime change is their main objecrtive.

Mubarak Al-Fadel Al-Mahdi, leading figure of the Umma National Party, called in a statement emailed Sudan Tribune on the President Omer Al-Bashir to hand over the power to the army in order to achieve peaceful democratic transition in the country.

He went further to say that the army will remain in power for three months during which the military will hold a constitutional conference attended by the all the political forces and armed groups to adopt a new constitution and a national interim government.

This government, according to Mubarak, will end the armed conflicts in the country and normalize relations with the South Sudan before to achieve an economic and social unity and political cooperation as well.

The exiled deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Ali Mahmoud Hassenein, urged the regular forces to join the Sudanese people in its revolution against the regime.

"The armed forces which are the conscience of the nation do not take the side of tyrants but stand by the masses," he said.

He referred to the recent move of the Libyan army but avoided mentioning the current political tensions between the military and political forces in Egypt.

Impacted by the Arab spring, last January Sudanese protesters failed to keep up their demonstrations in the street as they were brutally stormed by the police and security forces.

The protests in Khartoum remain limited to the universities as the police tightened security measures to avoid its extension to the streets and the involvement of other sectors.


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  • 21 June 2012 10:33, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    that’s is for instant the oppositiions forces are in the behind of protest.

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  • 21 June 2012 10:37, by mohammed ali

    So do you expect the communist party to overthrow the government?!Nobody likes the mismanagment of the economy and rising prices.These austerity measurment should have been there 10 years ago. Why should a minister have 2 cars, free petrol? Why should we have 70 ministers? Why should we sell subsidised petrol. These measures were delayed, if implemented 10 years ago...con

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    • 21 June 2012 10:41, by mohammed ali

      con: we could have reap the results of " real econom" not a factious one. There well be demonstrations, and they have the right to express their anger; but there is no Arab Spring. Nobody here respect the oppostion parties. They are just old people who are runing after power and they wont change anything!

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      • 21 June 2012 11:03, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        The marginalised people of Sudan will never going to forgive this coward Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya Ja’alin tribe their sins, God is great, God is great, God is great, God is great, down to murderer, down with serial killers, death to Ja’alieen, Sudan will be a safe place without this criminal racist bigotry, down with Arab, long live African tribes,

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        • 21 June 2012 11:07, by Aaban

          Please Dinka, this people will never going to leave the power, wait and you will heard in your country that they are killing people, thank you for your sympathy, And they are not called Ja’alieen, they are Ja’alain gangs

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          • 21 June 2012 11:11, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            Aabaana If you believed they won’t leave the power, than why don’t you declare your own independent country like us, doing that will help you get rid of the your gangs, of fake Arab of Sudan,

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        • 21 June 2012 11:13, by sudani ana

          Dinka dominated SPLA

          Ooh man. You made a big mistake there.... You was supposed to use your other name Aaban... and pretend to be from Darfur wasn’t you?

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          • 21 June 2012 11:27, by Aaban

            You are very dumb indeed, anybody condemn your racist bigot Ja’alain clan is either evil or traitor, it is not something new in your confusing culture of controlling power, shame on you, think about your ass getting kick out of the power soon,
            why would i called myself with other people names? do you think i am very stupid like you who used so many names here? use ur really names

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            • 21 June 2012 12:19, by Aaban

              see me/ sudani ana,
              you are another mad and coward from Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of Ja’alin tribe
              Yes this is not something new to us this is the tactic used by your Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of Ja’alin tribe to term those who disagreed with them as southerners in order to get support from other tribe, now you are killing us and become your enemies, and anyone who disagreed with you will be

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              • 21 June 2012 12:23, by Aaban

                called whatsoever you want, go head nothing new from your cowardic mentality,,
                Tell me if you are not coward why you are not using your really name like me? Typical cowardice of murderers to hid their true colour, shame on you, you are even called silly called see me,

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                • 21 June 2012 14:27, by sudani ana

                  Aaban also known as Dinka dominated SPLM/A

                  That was an interesting conversation there..with your self. I like the way you mis-spelt your other name "Aabaani", not very convincing though. Just look at your language:
                  "Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya Ja’alin tribe" I am Sudanese but I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

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            • 22 June 2012 00:37, by Gule

              When will you people stop finger pointing at each other?. It seems every person is so angry at the other, Africa has plenty of natural resources to feed every person born on African soil, if many foreigners are able to benefit on African resources, while they keep Africans in perpetual poverty, why not turn your guns on exploiters that corrupt your leaders, fighting yourselves is far worse.

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              • 22 June 2012 07:54, by Mach

                Gule, you actually made the point that’s not a bad idea; but make no mistake about it; the outsiders are not all bad apples; there are those that are here to help and should be given credit where it’s due.

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          • 21 June 2012 22:32, by panom lualbil

            TO SUDA ANA

            You made a lot of mistakes here than the mistake of somebody you talking about. You were supposed to match [ YOU WERE ] instead of [ you was or wasn’t you].

            It sounded very ugly here if I read your notes loud. But you’re good writer though.

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        • 22 June 2012 00:17, by Gule

          Arabs have done many horrible things to Africans, to other Arabs, I never seen a perfect government in Africa besides Libya. Gadhaffi was the envy of entire Arab world, seeking too much vengeance will steal possible victory, turn Sudan green to benefit every person born on Sudanese soil, make Sudan African nation, but do not over kill. Bashir needs to take an extended vacation, retire with dignity

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      • 21 June 2012 12:46, by Reuben

        Muhammed Ali
        Why austerity measures to be implemented 10 years ago when Khartoun government had free Oil from South Sudan?

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        • 21 June 2012 18:35, by mohammed ali

          Reuben, that is a good question. These measures were supposed to be implementd since independence. Why should government give its employees cars+ petrol+ driver= regular maintenanc.We have so many unemployed pple, why we give to the senior emplyees everything. In 10 years, if you want to connectit with loss of oil revenues, that is too obvious’ doesn’t need a question....con

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          • 21 June 2012 19:12, by mohammed ali

            con:If you want to bride yourself with hurting us stopping oil production, then that is a stupid! No doubt about that,it is hurting us,true’ but you are killing yourself!If that makes you happy, then enjoy it!

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      • 21 June 2012 16:29, by zulu

        Spring or demonstrations all requesting regime change for its erroneous policies. You the NCP of course do not want regime change, choking the voices of reason for an alternative regime, one that moves away from the status-quo to a modern democric system so that free entrpirse is instituted.

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        • 21 June 2012 21:39, by zulu

          I would have been alot stupidier if we let you continue stealing our oil, building illegal alternate pipeline to deflect some of our oil including redirecting our oil tankers to unknown destination.
          no we are not that dumb to deal with devils like you. we are hurting at your expense, but you are hurting yourselves worst than us because all was free until your party made an erroneous er

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      • 22 June 2012 00:08, by Gule

        @ Mohamed Ali. The opposition leaders are just as bad as Al Bashir, ministers need some incentives, Sudan has to delegate power to the people, Al Bashir must go, he allowed himself to be manipulated to meddle in Libya, he has been used by Israeli agent Qatar, I don’t think he is any longer useful to them by dirty structure Libyan war turned out to be, young Sudanese must come with positive ideas.

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    • 21 June 2012 14:38, by Lango2010

      lokunti Sudani ana
      i must have boldly come out and declare regime change, we are tired of lunatic and outlaw bashir. let him go, let him go for people of sudan enjoy peace.
      in my dream and every sudanese dream north and south Sudan may one time reunited, that is if the gang of NCP are gone.
      will that be a goodnews to you See me, Jalaby etc
      let overthrow bashir that is all.
      my new name:ANTI-BASHIR

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      • 21 June 2012 17:50, by sudani ana

        Lango 2010

        I must say I don’t share your dream of one day seeing the two Sudans united. I dream of one day seeing two very prosperous and influential Sudans both in Africa and the world. I dream of close relationships between the two Sudans that economically, socially, politically and even militarily. As for re-uniting the two Sudans no I don’t see the point. We were there and it didn’t work.

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  • 21 June 2012 10:41, by eye-of-an-eye

    Dear Sudanese, this is the only chance to clean out the dirts and start the new chapter in Sudan, we believe the democracy we are looking for will be starting immediately after the fall of this regime, we are worry the economy will be worsening, creation of rebel groups if no urgent regime change, is Sudanese future not Bashir family future, we should not pressed down by single Party NCP, change!

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    • 21 June 2012 17:53, by sudani ana

      Eye of an Eye

      interesting how your language changed from FAKE ARABS to DEAR SUDANESE. Lacking in sincerity are we?

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  • 21 June 2012 10:48, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Omer Bashir it is better to you to leave power peacefully than to die like the Libya President Gadaffi.
    I call upon the youth to remain united on the regime change in Khartoum to let South Sudan and Sudan improve in their economic status and relationship.


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    • 21 June 2012 18:17, by sudani ana

      South Sudanese

      I am really surprised by this hatred towards our president Omar Al Bashir. I would’ve thought that after negotiating CPA with you and giving you Self Determination and independence you would erect a large statue of him in the main square in Juba if you have one. Is it because he is strong and will not be manipulated by USA,Israel and SPLA. Is it because he fought back in Heglig?

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      • 21 June 2012 22:14, by Born-to-Rule

        Sudani Ana,

        "Surprised" you must be kidding dude!. Were the hell have you been. Bashir is in business of killing people either from Khartoum, South Sudan, Darfur, Blue Nile, or Kordufan. Bashir and Hussien are murders. They are the world’s most wanted criminals dead or alive, preferably dead. There will be no peace in north Sudan unless you people get rid of these buffoons.

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  • 21 June 2012 10:51, by eye-of-an-eye

    NCP knew very well that the Sudan economy will fall, few month after South Seceded, NCP officials started stealing public funds that have been funded by Arab nations to cover economy, they are now leaving poor citizen in creticals living and again they want to lift fuel subsidies to steal more money, their families are enjoying abroad(Malesya, Saudi Arabia, Iran, European Cntries and elswhere.

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  • 21 June 2012 10:52, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    i thinked what Mubarak el-Mahdi saying is correct to let Bashir hand over powers to military force to whole power for three months. to minimize the riot the country.

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    • 21 June 2012 11:14, by eye-of-an-eye

      The world will be freed from terrorist if NCPbasir is wash out of Sudan, there will be no Boko haram, Alshabab, Al-kaeda, and LRA of Konyi and other unseen groups that Bashir established elsewhere in Africa, total freedom will shower in Sudan and on this planet, NCP dumped Sudan, I argue every Sudanese to protest for regime change or join SRF for better tomorrow 4 Sudan of peace,Unity,love,DEMOCRC

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  • 21 June 2012 10:59, by eye-of-an-eye

    genesis of democracy is an inch coming, Bashir bought a big house in Adis Ababa underground is filled it with millions of Dollars and citizens are starving who the hell is this leader, who will suffer alot are Security apparerus, SAF, Police and others coz they used heavy duty to serve this goverment and the will not receive full salary to support their families if no urgent regime change, go 4 cn

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  • 21 June 2012 11:08, by E. Defense Forces
  • 21 June 2012 12:25, by Northern Sudanese

    I really can’t understand why south sudanese care soooo much about 30% inflation in sudan while their own country suffers 80% inflation...........they seem so happy lol

    Opposition forces have always called for overthrow of regime since almost decades ago.......if it survived the civil war then it would easily survive 3 years inflation XD

    omar is leaving in 2015 anyway and we are proud of him :)

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  • 21 June 2012 12:32, by Northern Sudanese

    i don’t know the whole media is more focusing on 30% inflation in Khartoum than:

    80% inlation
    83% poverty
    98% lost economy
    4.7 milion starving people
    citizens kicked out around the world

    all that in south sudan.......and SPLA partying lol hahahahah

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    • 21 June 2012 14:19, by P.K.M

      North Sudanese, if that’s the case; then why are you on the top of the failed countries in African?

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      • 21 June 2012 18:37, by Northern Sudanese


        i don’t know really its just stupid, the media and international organisations are mostly controlled by Jewish. and Jewish hate Sudanese. FSI is something weird, we have bigger economy than most african nations, higher per capita than most african countries, better army than most african countries and we are the 3rd failed state? only fools could believe that

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        • 21 June 2012 19:54, by Observer

          Northern Sudanese,

          Open your eyes. We do NOT have a bigger economy than other African nations- we may have once but not for the past 10 years and now we have little oil, we are ranked 17th in Africa for GDP per capita, we do not have a better army than most..
          You are just like the masters you are the mouthpiece for- blame everyone else but the people who created the mess we live in.

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          • 21 June 2012 21:28, by Mach

            Mr. Observer, you’ve been observed as a person of integrity; an individual who don’t tell lies to make himself look good in the media just like the clowns that works for NCP.

            Stay on the side of truth and you’ll earned more honor than you deserved!

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          • 21 June 2012 22:00, by Northern Sudanese


            first of all you act as if your northern sudanese, in fact your not. on the second sentence you used the word ’we’ as if you are a northerner. please i know you southerners with your tricks very well. most african countries have a per capita of less than $1,500. which country other than nigeria, south africa and 5 northern african states has a stronger army than sudan?

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            • 22 June 2012 00:28, by Gule

              Having powerful gun swinging military is very easy, focus should be how to get Islamists, christians, religious zealots, if not fanatics out of power. Get technical into details of how to stabilize whole of Sudan, Africa. It seems imperialists are smiling at your folly, you are busy fighting each other without solution, while imperialist scheme is being played. Laughing at misfortune is a curse.

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    • 21 June 2012 14:25, by P.K.M

      N. Sudanese, does South Sudanese had an economy 20 years ago? If yes, what were the inflation, GDP, and poverty rates consecutively?

      How many millions can you tell us were starving 10, 20 and 30 years ago? How come you started talking about Southerners starving after the oil shut-down this year only?

      Don’t say anything about South Sudan unless you answer each and every question above.

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      • 21 June 2012 18:39, by Northern Sudanese


        South Sudan lived out of northern sudan economy. of course it didn’t have economy. you lived out of the pockets of khartoum. now you have your own economy and you lost 98% of it already.

        what type of retarded question is this?

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        • 21 June 2012 20:29, by P.K.M

          Northern Sudanese; where did the money in Khartoum pocket come from that you say were used to feed South Sudanese? That’s fine if you don’t know the answer to the question, but do you still have that money now?

          Do you have any idea now of where I am going with these questions? One last time; where did the money come from that you were using to feed Southerners?

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          • 21 June 2012 22:04, by Northern Sudanese


            All of sudans budget came from agriculture. before the year 2000 oil wasn’t influential. are you trying to say that the northern economy lived fro south sudan land? lol, south sudan had nothing but oil.sudan didn’t benefit from the south at all except on oil. the evidence, all your budget depends 98% on oil.

            got any more retarded question?

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            • 22 June 2012 19:58, by Born-to-Rule

              N. Sudanese,

              With all due respect sir, you’re dumb ass. Your government owns the world back 38 billions and Khartoum is unable to pay it back the loan. Your Bashir the world’s most wanted criminal is asking south Sudan to intervene between World Bank and Khartoum — to forgive the loan. Your lifestyle in Khartoum is going down hill dude!. Civil war among you people is at your door steps.

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  • 21 June 2012 16:53, by Marolditapei

    SSAC was purposely erected to advance the means of stealing. SSAC was erected to cover up corrupt lords and to keep them in position of power. If the president does not name all the 73 corrupt workers within a month or less, then SSAC exists for no other reasons rather than to advance corruption. SSAC is an ENGINE of corruption itself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 21 June 2012 18:21, by sudani ana

    South Sudanese

    I am really surprised by this hatred towards our president Omar Al Bashir. I would’ve thought that after negotiating CPA with you and giving you Self Determination and independence you would erect a large statue of him in the main square in Juba if you have one. Is it because he is strong and will not be manipulated by USA,Israel and SPLA. Is it because he fought back in Heglig?

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  • 21 June 2012 18:46, by Northern Sudanese



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  • 21 June 2012 23:35, by Nubian King

    Dear my country mates,
    It’s high time we opt for a lasting solution to the problems surrounding our country. Let’s forever forget economic sanctions, tribal clashes, humanitarian aid and many other immature actions in Sudan, and this can be achieved by toppling this fatal government.

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  • 22 June 2012 00:01, by Gule

    Al Bashir and his advisors need to depart, many of these old Sudan political parties are opportunists, utterly corrupt, students fed by foreign agents can hardly come up with a lasting solution, national dialogue committees need be formed to have an impact on Sudan crisis. Keep economy and security stable till a better alternative is found, imperialists out of Sudan, be local, Sudanese/African.

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  • 22 June 2012 03:03, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    North Sudan is a Slave Arab pretender; will kick you out there some day. A pretenders do not see how misleading they are The poverty in south was caused by evil Arab Islamic in North. No matter whom over throw Islamic in Khartoum, if not SPLA/M. we will still wanted ours African Land back. It does not matter how long will it take us to take it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLJm65O3Sos&feature

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