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Sudanese rebels welcome opposition charter but say it is incomplete


July 6, 2012 (PARIS) - The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) supports the political charter signed by the Sudanese opposition inside the country but more consultations are needed to finalise a comprehensive deal for the post-Bashir regime, said rebel leaders.

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Malik Agar with Yasir Arman in a press conference in Khartoum 3 July 2011 (Reuters)

The National Consensus Forces (NCF) in Khartoum signed a Democratic Alternative Charter (DAC) on 4 July, a roadmap to establish a democratic regime in Sudan after the fall of the regime of President Omer al-Bashir.

The Charter underlines the legitimate political and economic demands of Darfurians but also speaks about the accountability for the war crimes in western Sudan. It further supports South Kordofan and Blue Nile rights for more participation in the central government and to adjust the situation of their military according to security arrangements.

Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) and the other rebel groups members of the SRF say they are disappointed by the text, as the opposition did not consider them as equal partners in the post Bashir-regime period.

The rebel groups said the opposition parties in Khartoum did not understand the need to reshape the Sudanese state and to put an end to the vicious cycle of political failure where the centre continues to marginalise the peripheral regions in the political process.

"We welcome the charter and the efforts the opposition invested to conclude it particularly under the current critical juncture in the country," said Malik Agar SRF leader and SPLM-N chairman in a meeting with the Sudanese community in Paris on Thursday evening.

"But let us say this charter does not include all the Sudanese opposition. More consultations should take place to finalise a comprehensive agreement for a true regime change in Sudan," he added.

"The (National) Consensus Forces cannot say we elaborated a political charter. Come and tell us what do you want," Agar said.

SPLM-N Secretary Yasir Arman spoke extensively about the opportunities the Sudanese people had missed to forge a state reflecting the cultural and ethical diversity of the country, and said that the approach of the charter is not promising.

"We welcome the Charter and support it but we have to say it remains incomplete," said Arman. "You cannot climb a tree and ask people what they want," he added.

The SRF rebels believe that the opposition charter should be elaborated jointly by the two sides in way to acknowledge their participation in the struggle against the regime but also to take into account, in a visible way, their political demands.

Darfur rebels who share the SPLM-N point of view say that the Sudanese opposition are behaving with an old mentality, they stress that SRF should not allow them to keep doing so and "brush aside our long years of struggle".

Yasir Arman said they proposed to the opposition in Khartoum to reach a joint political agreement and to sign an identical text at the same time in Kaoda, South Kordofan and the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

He also praised youth and women organisations for their important participation in the protests in Sudan adding that they should be represented in the post-National Congress Party (NCP) regime.

Sadiq Al-Mahdi, leader of the National Umma Party (NUP), says he wants the ruling NCP to participate in an inclusive conference to discuss peace and a democratic transition in the country.

Mahdi emphasised that peaceful defiance through civil disobedience, sit-ins, and protests can force the regime to give the power to people without violence. He also says they will keep rebels away from the regime change process and avoid to the repetition of the Syrian situation.

Many activists said that the security services have told them, before releasing them from detention, that if they continue to protest and "create chaos" in the country it will push the rebels to occupy different parts of the country and to attack Khartoum’s population.


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  • 6 July 2012 12:44, by MKee

    "We welcome the charter and the efforts the opposition invested to conclude it particularly under the current critical juncture in the country," just do that but be carefully about these desperate pple for leadership.
    Consider where the popular consultation is for both Blue Nile & South Kordofan!!Never be misled..same cons..

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    • 6 July 2012 13:23, by Nibs

      This sadiq is sick in the head,do you really think beshit can give up power through civil disobedient? This gay is a criminal and thus use of force and violence is inevitable.

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  • 6 July 2012 12:52, by Robot

    Truly incomplete, El Mahdi should focus on having a coalition with the rebels otherwise when he talks with exclusivity of the rebels he will end up like a dog trying to bite it tail. don’t shy away from the truth that joining hands with SRF will be the only solution.

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  • 6 July 2012 14:41, by sudani ana

    Here we go again, Dumb and Dumber AGAR and ARMAN. These two people should be shot dead in order for Sudan to find peace. What do they want? they fought with the South until it separated, what do they want now? separation of Darfur? South Kordufan? Blue Nile?

    These two traitors should be shot like dogs by the security forces. I would gladly volunteer for the job.

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    • 6 July 2012 15:32, by Aaban

      You are another cowardice from Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya Ja’alin tribe, the tribe of doom and miserable mistake who doesn’t the respect for other people choice,
      Do you want to know who is dumb & dumber? Bashir the childless person who don’t know the love of children is the dumb & dumber person who does not have future but doom, go and fuck yourself with your racism and mistreat of African people

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      • 6 July 2012 15:33, by Aaban

        our time will come for us to rule this country without you idiot, our blood will hunting you down wicked criminal and peace will prevail without your murderer blood suck Ja’alieen, wait and you see your tribal king get dragging on the street of Khartoum,
        We better die than being treat as a second hand citizen for whole of our life, Sudan will be free no matter what,

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        • 6 July 2012 15:59, by sudani ana


          Spare me your Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya crap. You are an idiot Sout Sudanese, and I think you should go back to primary school to learn how to write so people can understand what you say. IDIOT.

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        • 6 July 2012 16:30, by Majongdit


          Why should you every single day be obsessed with Ja’alieen tribe. I don’t think it is possible that a whole tribe be murderers and supporters of NCP government. Who knows among the rioting crowds there can be Ja’alieen youths.

          If you want people to follow your cause then convince them, not abuse them.

          Beshir must go...that is my plea to the people of the entire Sudan. Beshir must go!

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    • 6 July 2012 15:37, by Nibs

      Sudani,yes separation of darfur, blue nile and south kordufan is what they want.do you have problem with that?if you have the capability of shoting them then do it quick.spare us your stupidity, don’t call other people names. ’new sudan’ vision had gather momentun,we’ll rule you through splm/n.

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      • 6 July 2012 17:06, by sudani ana


        I would love for all the idiots who have been demonstrating on the streets of Khartoum and other Sudanese cities to read your comments and tell me if they think they are doing a good thing.

        As for your dream to rule the new Sudan, NEW SUDAN is already here since separation of the South, and its going to bite your ass soon you idiot. You just wait.

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        • 6 July 2012 17:34, by Nibs

          Sudana,most of them would love to be rule by mother splm.as for inviting them on this site,do it and you will face nasty debate from them,you normally talk craps about them.look spoil brat,you have taught us divide & rule system,we’ll reciprocate it in favour of our african brothers. we are a little too cleaver for you retard.

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        • 6 July 2012 17:48, by Beneben Bai

          Sudani ana, you need to be honest with youself and what you are write. new sudan is still far away from what you are experiencing in Sudan. if there has been new sudan, you would have not been fighting among yourselves up to now. I think you need to read about new sudan vision. another point is that you need to calm down don’t insult others by saying you are soon going to bite their ass.

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          • 7 July 2012 10:03, by sudani ana


            I admit I don’t know much about New Sudan vision, and you know what, am not interested either. We judge trees by their fruits, so tell me what has SPLM don in SS so far? Looting, corruption, tribalism, killing and extreme poverty. I tell you if this is what New Sudan should be like then I much prefer old Sudan.

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    • 6 July 2012 18:32, by Anti.terorists

      all the NCP(the criminal party in sudan) watch dogs: sudani ana,mohammed ali,n.sudanese,jalabi& the list continue will run amok 1 day, wait 4 the sudanese piple to kick u asses. u brought shame to sudanese piple where on earth a country is ruled by indicted president.

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    • 7 July 2012 09:19, by Dumodit

      Dear Sudani ana
      If you’re NCP member, remember your father Omar Basher’s regime is soon going to claps. The revolution struggle is not meant only for Arman, Malik Agar, or Adhalezis, it’s for all Sudanese citizens who understand democratic government.

      Your dictated government will work no longer unless you change otherwise Sudan will be divided into three as you put it. You can’t resolve conflict

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      • 7 July 2012 10:15, by sudani ana

        Dear Dumodit

        I am not an NCP member, am a Sudanese citizen who can make a judgement as to what is good for his country. I see no alternative to NCP at the moment. These are critical times for Sudan that need strong nationalist government, not uneducated Agar or political prostitute Arman. Their loyalty to their country is suspect. They are on the GOSS payroll and loyal to a foreign country.

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        • 7 July 2012 10:22, by sudani ana

          History tells us that rebels are good at fighting killing and destruction, but they are no good at governing a country, a good example is SPLM/A, look at the state of SS now.

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        • 7 July 2012 10:39, by Dumodit

          If you are not NCP member anyway, a pure blooded Sudanese citizen dared to experience good governance in the Country. Please join the current protest demonstrators and support them in any kind.

          They ones you described as uneducated or political prostitute are there to show you the path to freedom later through democratic government you educated will be elected into power
          Never sided with Basher!!

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          • 7 July 2012 11:11, by sudani ana


            What path to freedom? What freedom? The one you have in the South, where the few elite can STEAL 4 BILLION DOLLARS with impunity. No thanks we don’t need that kind of freedom.

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  • 6 July 2012 16:04, by Mel mosa

    The solution for Bashier is to surrender himself to SPLM or ICC or face dead.

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  • 7 July 2012 01:57, by George Bol

    Sadiq Almahdi is another puppy like Omar who does not understand the true identity of Darfur, South Kordufan, and Blue Nile. These three regions must be careful because Sadiq is a criminal also.

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    • 7 July 2012 08:35, by sudan african

      Bol, the problems with these three areas they don’t know their identity and that make them more vulnerable for the fake Arabs in Khartoum to use against South Sudan for all those years and now the South has gone, they are being use against themselves.

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      • 7 July 2012 08:39, by zulu

        You are right, Sudan african. The problem has been instilled in them as a program, by providing limited education. But, war is good. It exposes people to diversity of opinion and choices. We in South Sudan learnt that way and finally broke off because of the stuborness of the fake arabs. no choice, but they will do it any ways any time/

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        • 7 July 2012 09:47, by Dinkawarrior

          Charter deall is the wasting of times and energy. Neither President Bashit Nor Sadiq El Mahadi will make different in Sudanese people lives. The only solution for this kid of wraths is SRF, because they’re principlrd with the Democratic ideas.

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        • 7 July 2012 09:48, by Dumodit

          Dear- Sudan African
          Did 2nd vice President read your comment? He has been put there on that fake shade given to South Sudanese people during the war time meanly to silence his people on claim their right.
          As Basher allow him to eat the scams foods under his table, felt comfortable while his own people are suffering/kills by his master. Even marginalized Arab in Kordufan, Darfur deceived .....

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          • 7 July 2012 20:38, by sudan african

            Dumodit, if you are a dog you don’t think of others, but your self and your owners. The rest are just enemies simple as that. Look at people like Daniel Kodi, he fought his now master Humar Al Bashir all these years and now he sided with him, because of food. Those are just the few names to be named, but there are alot of those kinds in Kordufan, Darfur States and Blue Nile State.

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