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Sudan points fingers at France in stirring this week’s demonstrations


December 12, 2009 (PARIS) – The Sudanese government today accused France of standing behind the demonstrations staged this week by a coalition of Northern opposition parties along with the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM).

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Sudanese presidential adviser Mustafa Osman Ismail (KUNA)

The Sudanese presidential adviser Mustafa Ismail who is also the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Secretary of External Relations spoke of “pilgrimage” by politicians to Paris to weave plots against the regime.

His peer Nafi Ali Nafi said that to an “old sheik” visited France recently as part of the plan by Paris in reference to Hassan Al-Turabi the leader of the Popular Congress Party (PCP).

The SPLM chief and the president of South Sudan government was also in France last month for talks with officials there.

The Umma party leader and former Prime Minister Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi is scheduled to start a five day visit to Paris on Monday.

Relations between the two countries are thorny over a variety of issues including hosting of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) leader Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur who is one of the major rebel groups in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.

The French military presence in neighboring Chad with which Sudan has witnessed military escalation is adding to the difficulty and also Paris’s support of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir.

Paris is pressing hard to exclude Bashir from the France-Africa summit hosted by Egypt and the Le Monde has said that the Elysee palace may move the conference to another country if Cairo insists on inviting Bashir.

The tense relations may have contributed to growing incidents of kidnapping French aid workers in Darfur and also in Chad.

This week a group by the name of Falcons for the Liberation of Africa has claimed the kidnappings of a French agronomist with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and two unidentified staff of relief agency Triangle in the Central African Republic (CAR).

The group asked for direct contact with the French government and changes in Paris’s policy in Africa.

On November 30, the group threatened it would kill the aid workers but did not specify a deadline.


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  • 13 December 2009 08:09, by Hillary B.M.L,M

    Old Shiek

    This how Nafi Ali Nafi Al ma nafi described Dr. Hassan Alturabi his Master if not Teacher of Old Sudan, old Sudan or Old Sudanese i meant those who now firmly unwilling to hand over the Government to new Sudanese ( Young Sudanese) with fresh mind amid fear that they would perish for good.

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    • 13 December 2009 09:40, by telfajbago

      What the radical Islamists Mustafa Osman Ismail saying is a dominant habit of Arab’s self -infatuation( the proclivity to praise themselves excessively and accuse an outsider for their mistakes and failures).But I want to tell Mustafa one thing is that;if these peaceful rallies and demonstrations had slightest backing and support from any outsider,say it,the Central Africa Republic,leave strong country like France,your already dying regime will not sustain being in power one minute.Furthermore;Mustafa was speaking of political opponents visiting France for pilgrimage,but those people who are visiting France ostensibly,I believe, are men enough then your regimes men who are doing it in Iran or where they can be injected with heavy doses of Islamic radicalism.Lastly it’s good that Mustafa came out to speak is mind why his regime inciting their militias to target France aid workers in Darfur;because of the deep antipathy his regime has towards France Government.But remember that you are making bravado of falling dictators in the media and sooner than soon you will be in Hague and you can’t scare people to travel outside the country as your end is nearing.

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  • 13 December 2009 11:48, by Time1

    Typical NCP habit, they always point fingers at outsiders for their own failures,i wonder who they will blame for the Darfur genocide, who will they blame for halayeb taken by Egypt, who will they blame for their failure to implement the CPA. The NCP has now adopted the culture of a failed state who always blame others for their own mistakes, this is the last cards of unpopular regime.

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    • 14 December 2009 00:41, by Wende Yongaptheeth

      Look at this arabized and Islamized Bantustan or Nubian Mustafa. The nigger looks like a rat. How stupid the Ja’alyeen tribalist such as Nafie Ali Nafie and Mustafa can called Dr. Abdalla Hassan Tourabi a pure African Muslim an "old Shiekh?"

      These Ja’alyeen tribalist mafia running Khartoum as a Ja’alyeenweed state are anti Islam, anti Sudan and anti the Sudanese people.

      Death to the Talaban of Africa and their Ja’alyeen tribal chief AL Beshir.
      Death to the NIF or the Talaban of Africa led by the Ja’alyeen tribalists.

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      • 14 December 2009 01:30, by Wende Yongaptheeth

        If Osman Mustafa, Al Beshir, Nafie Alie Nafie, Hawad Ijaz are arabs, the Riek Machar, Kiir Mayardit, Dr. John Garang, Hassan Tourabi, Pagan Amum, Yasser Arman, Mansour Khalid and Wende Yongatheeth are arabs.

        I’m lighter in skin, tall, long and fat nose and big head.
        Beshir and Numiery are not typical arabic if there is anthing superior in being arabic.

        This is the voice of Sudanese arab Wende Yongaptheeth.

        We are all arabs in Sudan or there is no arab among us at all.

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  • 16 December 2009 04:48, by John chol Garang

    Hi Mustafa Or the Damn Presidential Adviser

    The call you Presidential Advice to Bashir Government, but i doubt your political skills in executing this important function.

    How could you reckless blame someone else for owm crimes. It should have been better for you to put your house inoder before implicating others.

    France has no interest in Sudan apart it international obligation to maintain peace and justice arround the world.

    Your advice would be to tell your President to step down. Otherwise, you will all Parish like Sadam and his ministers!!

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