Home | News    Sunday 4 September 2011

Sudan shuts down SPLM-North offices in Khartoum


September 3, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese authorities today closed the offices of the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) one day after clashes erupted between Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and troops loyal to the chairman of the party in Blue Nile state Malik Agar.

SPLM*N Secretary General Yasir Aman (Reuters)

The SPLM have been registered as a political party since the interim period of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Following the secession of the South Sudan last August, the registration office said the SPLM is registered with Salva Kir as chairman and Pagan Amum as secretary general stressing that this party in no longer is part of the current Sudan.

Sudan’s security forces shut down on Saturday the premises of the SPLM in the capital Khartoum and barred the entry of its members to their offices. Also, a police force seized the office of the SPLM-North secretary general Yasir Arman in Arkweit suburb.

Police informed the party members who tried to get access to their offices that the SPLM activities are banned until the regularisation of its activities.

Kamal Obeid the government spokesperson said at a press conference on Saturday that 95% of the SPLM members are now foreigners. He stressed that the party has to register officially and to disband its armed militias.

The political parties law says before its recognition as political party any organised group has to renounce the use of arms. This clause prevented the Sudan Liberation Movement of Minni Minnawi from participating in the 2010 general elections.

The SPLM-North troops were to be disbanded six months after the conduct of the popular consultations a key part of the CPA for South Kordofan and Blue Nile intended to assess whether the grievances of the two areas had been addressed during the six year peace deal.

However, since last June after armed clashes between the Sudanese army and the SPLM troops loyal to Abdel Aziz al-Hilu in Southern Kordofan, the insurgents say a new security arrangements protocol should be negotiated.

Since August, the SPLM has been negotiating an alliance with three rebel groups in Darfur region to overthrow the regime of the National Congress Party through political and armed means.

The Sudanese officials accused the elected governor of the Blue Nile state of preparing to launch attacks on the position of the regular army.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 4 September 2011 09:13, by Ditroor

    SPLM -North, geographically you are tied onto a dog’s tail who may exercise all his powers to oppress and torture you.
    The way to go is exercise caution and patient, time heals the pain. Once again sorry!!!

    repondre message

    • 4 September 2011 10:11, by Mading Makuac

      Dear SPLM Leaders in North Sudan,
      You have to be careful becoz Omar De Bashir has never been good ,he can do any destruction as you all know he is wicked man

      repondre message

    • 4 September 2011 13:12, by Ayuen deng

      SPLM is the a sudanese party which will bring a true peace and good governants to people of sudan.So you people in northern sudan in Darfur,Blue Nile,Nuba mountaints should unite hands to fight for freedom and we will be always be with you.jiont hand with our brave leaders.
      Malik Agaar,Yasir Armaan,Abdala Ziz.
      they will lead you with bright star of SPLA/M to the promise land of Cush of peace and equality for all people of sudan. I wish Dr Garang was alive to inform the whole world about the suffering in sudan’s four areas.
      Long live SPLA.
      Long live SPLM.
      SPLA Ooyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.!!!!!!
      SPLM Ooyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.!!!!!!

      repondre message

      • 4 September 2011 20:22, by Force 1

        The Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue-Nile, you guys have more power than those clowns in Khartoum, what are you waiting for! joint forces and take down Khartoum within a single week.

        Remember with the 100% oil Sudan use to have, South Sudan is now gone with the 80% of it, the remaining 20% is in South Kordofan, Blue-Nile and Darfur.

        The power is all yours whether it’s manpower or economical power, all you need is the will to do it otherwise Khartoum will divide you and kill you one by one! Remember, it’s that old trick in the book, "divide and conquer".

        Remember it’s your own brothers who are used by Khartoum to come and kill you, just in the way they did in South Sudan for the last 20 plus years of struggle.

        Even with all that, South Sudan overcome them and now we are free more than ever

        repondre message

  • 4 September 2011 09:23, by Bush

    I don’t know how long will the world continue to ignore the massive threats that the NCP regime is imposing on the black Africans in Khartoum?

    I’m starting to think that may be our independence on July 9 has exposed our fellow Black Africans in the North Sudan to any type of harassment, embarrassment, humiliation, torture and defeat. I don’t think we will enjoy seeing our brothers in the North Sudan been humiliated like that, those are the very people who fought with us for a long time. GoSS and the international community should do something to help our brothers who are now living under the darkness of threat on their own land.

    repondre message

  • 4 September 2011 09:36, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

    It is not a solution to shut down the SPLM-N offices in Khartoum or else where in the Sudan because their guns and other means are not that being shut down or closed.
    Khartoum is behaving like the mad dog.
    There is nothing that the Juba can do but to see the means in which the people of South Kordofan and South Blue Nile be assisted.
    they are brothers and sisters who need to be helped be it what means.

    repondre message

  • 4 September 2011 10:33, by gotutu

    The solution the black African in the is that ,they shuold pick up their guns and start liberating themselves from the Arabs

    repondre message

    • 4 September 2011 12:28, by jacob mayen ajuoi

      that is the right time now for Darfur moment and SPLM-North also Opposition parts in North, to join their hand and fights against Khartoum Government.

      repondre message

    • 4 September 2011 18:26, by borian-out

      brother gotut, Remember those people fought by our side for a long time and it’s a time for us to return the favor in one way or another

      repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

When armed groups obstruct peace in Sudan 2020-05-23 22:53:24 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman It is regrettable that some Armed struggle movement factions stand as a stumbling block against the path to the peace process for Sudan. Having said that, one will start (...)

South Sudan needs moral rearmament 2020-05-23 22:14:51 By Biong Deng Biong On 13th May 2020, just 3 days before 16 May National celebration, a veteran revolutionary was inoffensively gunned down in his home village of Mayen Jur (Apuk Giir Thiik), (...)

Resolving the impasse on GERD negotiations 2020-05-21 09:32:03 By A.T. Abera Ethiopia and Egypt share the Nile with 9 other riparian states. While the Nile and its tributaries naturally have their source upstream, Egypt, at the mouth of the river, has a (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.