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Sudan urges France to review its colonial policy


December 16, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan has welcomed Egypt rejection to organize France Africa summit without inviting President Omer Al-Bashir calling on Paris to change its colonial policy.

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Sudanese President Al-Bashir talks with his French counterpart Sarkozy in Doha, November 29, 2008

France and Egypt failed to agree on the invitation of Sudanese President to attend a summit with African nations that Paris planned to hold in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in February.

Paris showed its understanding to the Egyptian position to not transgress the African and Arab support to President Al-Bashir, saying it would organize this biennial meeting in France. European Union (EU) rules prohibit its members from engaging into contacts with an individual indicted by the ICC.

Welcoming the Egyptian decision to host the summit without President Al-Bashir who is wanted by the war crimes court in The Hague since last March, the Sudanese foreign ministry said "the stance of Egypt in this regard complies with the African and Arab positions" against the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Foreign ministry spokesperson Muawiya Osman Khalid condemned on Wednesday the "French irrational attitudes that throw rocks hinders the path of peaceful settlement in Darfur". He also warned its negative impact would be extended to "Francophonie belt" in central and western Africa.

Khalid added that "France should realize that there are new partnerships in Africa, such as China, Africa, Russia, Africa, Latin America and Africa, which are far from all the colonial effects and promise to cause a genuine revival in Africa."

President Mubarak and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy agreed this Monday in a meeting held in Paris to move the summit venue to France after their failure to reach an agreement on Bashir presence at the summit.

Paris proposed a compromise in which the summit would be split in two parts, first at the ministerial level, focused on discussing economic issues with the absence of French officials, followed by a meeting of heads of state to which the Sudanese president would not be invited.

But Egypt has rejected the proposal pushing the disagreement to the meeting between Sarkozy and Mubarak which took place in Paris today.


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  • 17 December 2009 03:41, by Samson Shawel Ambaye

    God be with France.

    If the new partnerships in Africa, such as China, Africa, Russia, Africa, Latin America and Africa is to protect genocide criminals why Bashir couldn’t travel to Venzuela and to Turkey? Both countries are not European countries.

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    • 17 December 2009 04:22, by telfajbago

      The new puppet of Sudan’s foreign ministry Muaweya Osman and his regime should stop mixing up things.France rejected Bashir’s presence in the Summit because of the ongoing genocide in Darfur and the crimes committed by El Bashir. The era of colonization in Africa is over.But regrettably,today in Africa we have native regimes who be came worse than the colonizers such as the regime of El Bashir that cleanse the very people it has a responsibility to protect. Thanks to the railways,sugar factories,textiles,to mention the very few,which is built by the colonizers while El Bashir’s Government denying people of Darfur a paved road they sweated to build,with their own individual contributions( The western salvation highway).And instead,they are building military and ammunition factories to cleanse their own people with.The new partners Muaweya speaking about;such as China and Russia who are guided by cheer greed to make wealth,while assisting the dictatorial regimes to finish their own people.They will not have any place in the coming genocide-free Africa and they will be held accountable for their being accessory to genocide,no matter who they are.

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    • 17 December 2009 04:31, by mohammed ali

      It does protect from centuries of enslavements for whole countries and nations.Funny ,that there still somr Africans who are addicts to licking the white-man shoes!Shame!

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      • 17 December 2009 19:04, by KingTaharqa

        Ms. Mohammed, what does protect from centuries of enslavements? You little idiot. Slavery was invented, and brought into Africa by the pioneers of slavery, the Bastard Arabs, and their illegitimate children of Rape the so called Northern Sudanese, also call themselves Arabs by default of their Shame, and psychological complex, which is dysfunctional (if you need explanation, too bad)
        Not to day the white man is innocent, but heading towards repentance, unlike their Arabs friends, when it comes to oppression, and dehumanizing the African innocent people
        Only the righteous in front of God the Father will love justice, and peace, and it is only the evil that rejoices in crimes, and defends criminals, and wrong doers.
        Muslims perceive justice with impartiality, and great discrimination against non-Muslims, with a mix of racisms denying non-Arabs, and non-Muslims the Godly gift of life

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  • 17 December 2009 04:13, by babadit

    Bravo France,you have the heart to called the spade spade
    God will bless you country for thinking for Sudan.
    President Bashir must handover himself to ICC before National Election 2009

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  • 17 December 2009 06:48, by Thyinka

    France urges Sudan to review its policy of oppression of the Sudanese people because sooner or later this oppress will go like the Apartheid regime of South Africa and all the Sudanese will be free from oppression forever.

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    • 17 December 2009 06:49, by Thyinka

      France urges Sudan to review its policy of oppression of the Sudanese people because sooner or later these oppressors will go like the Apartheid regime of South Africa and all the Sudanese will be free from oppression forever.

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  • 17 December 2009 09:15, by Time1

    Africans should reject any Colonial attitude and policies from European countries towards them, be it France or any other, countries have to work on respect and equal standing. however Omer bashir has to be accountable for his crimes and go to ICC, true war crimes have happen in Darfur.

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    • 17 December 2009 17:37, by ismail

      The reason of fulling around,Is Al Bashir knows himself that
      He’s Criminal and he knows 100% the crimes committed in darfur is him because he’s a commander so who ales in country to committe kind of this crimes,that’s why he refuse to face ICC, or to be accountable.

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  • 18 December 2009 08:40, by gaidit


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