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Sudanese president removes South Darfur governor from office


April 13, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir relieved the governor of South Darfur, Hamad Ismail from his position without further details about the cause of this expected decision following the increase of insecurity in the state.

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Hamad Ismail Abdel Karim (SUNA)

On 10 January 2012, Bashir sacked his predecessor Abdel Hamid Musa Kasha and later on accused him of contributing to the mismanagement of the state affairs, corruption and insecurity.

Bashir also issued on Saturday another presidential decree appointing Abdel Karim Musa Abel Karim as governor ad interim until the designation of a new Wali.

The new governor told reporters in Nyala that he was informed of the presidential decision, saying he held an extraordinary meeting for the security committee in the state to brief them about the decree.

Abdel Karim who is a member of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said he met also with the party leadership in South Darfur, the state cabinet members to inform them about the developments.

The state capital Nyala was the scene of looting and kidnappings incidents committed by armed groups. the region also witnessed tribal clashes

Abdelkarim said the state agriculture minister Gadir Ali Zakin has been chosen to lead a committee to manage tribal clashes between Salamat and Misseriya which initially started in Central Darfur state.

In Khartoum, consultations are taking place to appoint a new governor from the region. Reports indicate that Mahmoud Jar Al-Nabi, a former general, may be picked to this position.

The president, in line with emergency laws which have been in place since the rebellion in Darfur started in 2003, can remove an elected governor and appoint another.


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  • 14 April 2013 11:16, by ForAll

    Well done job as Hamad Ismail prepared his evil plans to put our tribes in wild and bloody tribal wars.

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    • 14 April 2013 11:35, by ForAll

      KASHA did very well for our unity but Hamad Ismail has planted many trees of Hatred, wars, conflicts, misunderstandings, support for all outlaws to attack Niyala and Buram.
      Hamad Ismail did nothing to solve the tribal war between Messeria and Salamat who are close brothers

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      • 14 April 2013 12:11, by trinitri

        well said, a new opportunity can arise now

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  • 14 April 2013 12:16, by ForAll

    My congratulation to all citizens of East Darfur and Dinka from SS for the selection KASHA who loves unity and FAIRNESS for all.

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    • 14 April 2013 13:00, by Oppressor

      WELL DONE BUT KASHA IS NOT THE MAN TO TRUST AFTER HE Misused his previous post he appointed his unqualified relatives with no right..

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      • 14 April 2013 14:17, by ForAll

        Majority of IDPs in KALMA camp of refugees were happy for the treatment they obtained form KASHA.
        I am not from his tribe moreover and not willing to work with him in any governmental position but as Darfurian brothers among our tribal free selected SHURA counsels

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    • 14 April 2013 15:13, by Rommel

      Your congratulations aside, but just how can the Dinka possibly be involved in the selection process of a governor of another Nation!? A hostile Nation at that. One responsible for the deaths of over a million of its own tribe members.

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      • 14 April 2013 22:17, by Whortti Bor Manza

        Rommel you are a fool and a hypocrite. How many people were killed by the SPLA during the war? SPLA shares 50% of 1m. Jongolei is a clear example. Salva Kiir is an innept leader who hardly takes decision unlike Bashir who always respond immediately. This time you will not blame Bashir for your failures

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        • 15 April 2013 06:38, by Rommel

          Whortti Bor Manza:
          I’m a fool and a hypocrite, am I? Oh my dear man what a civil, incisive and cogent riposte. I do not dispute that the SPLA committed terrible atrocities during the war that claimed hundreds and sometimes thousands of lives, but I know of no reputable historian that has parceled blame in such a mathematically equitable frame as you have.

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          • 15 April 2013 06:46, by Rommel

            Where did you get the 50% figure from!? Am I to assume that you have mountains of grit-edged evidence in support of this percentage? If so, please provide the sources. I so do hate when people use statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.

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            • 15 April 2013 07:00, by Rommel

              I’ve said this before, but I don’t blame Bashir or Sudan for anything after 2005. Any problems we have now are our own doing through naivety, ignorance, disorganisation, incompetence, corruption and myopia. The SPLM is not fit to govern a soup kitchen let alone a Nation.

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      • 15 April 2013 06:39, by ForAll

        Dinka are neighbors with Rezeigat and they were mixed by marriage like Messeria.
        KASHA will do every thing to bring back the plain days between them.

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      • 15 April 2013 06:48, by ForAll

        you better ask your grand fathers and mothers about the close relations between Rezeigat and Dinka moreover with Messeria.
        I have many Southern Sudanese brothers and close friends where no one in this world can stop that.
        I am an open minded Sudanese who is in OPEN SYSTEM.

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        • 15 April 2013 07:12, by Rommel

          You’ve still not explained just how it is the Dinka could possibly have been involved in the selection process of a W?li in Darfur. The Rezeigat made up the bulk of the so called mujahideen and the PDF; they worked in tandem with Khartoum in their operations against Dinka civilians and were instrumental in creating the artificial famine of 1988 that resulted in 250, 000 deaths...

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          • 15 April 2013 07:22, by Rommel

            .. and a further 100, 000 in 1998. It’s pointless evoking bonds of kinship riven by decades of intense warfare and centuries of intermittent conflict, raiding, encroachment and occupation. When people like myself finally assume power, the Baqqara tribes will be barred from entering the South; they will not be permitted access to grazing.

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            • 15 April 2013 07:38, by Rommel

              The Rezeigat and the Misseriya are almost wholly dependent on continual, unlimited and untrammelled access to the rich pastures of South Sudan for their way of life... access that they will soon be denied. I have half Arab family members and many adherents of Islam in my family, but that changes nothing.

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              • 15 April 2013 08:27, by ForAll

                Try to be objective and honest with yourself in front of all those who will read what you posted and you will post.
                What about the VERY VERY VERY bloody tribal wars between the great African leader Dr Garang and Dr Riek???
                Now Southerners are brothers (KIR & RIEK)

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                • 15 April 2013 09:18, by Rommel

                  The most *bloody* internecine conflict between Southern tribes [The "Bor" Massacre] claimed 5,000 lives, a drop in the ocean compared to the quarter of a million lives taken directly and indirectly by the Baqqara tribes in just 1988-89 and again in 1998.

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                  • 15 April 2013 09:39, by ForAll

                    You better be honest and refer to the War between Dr Garang and Dr Riek. Sudanese Army didn’t succeed to kill many rebels from SPLA like what the two Drs did.
                    So let’s be open minded Africans look for Peace and CHANGE.
                    Please don’t support tribal wars in all Africa as they are many tribal wars.

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          • 15 April 2013 07:37, by ForAll

            Do you want to tell me that the misunderstanding in South Sudan and tribal wars must divide South Sudan ?
            Many of Rezeigat and Messeria WERE supporters of SPLA/M
            You better study the means of PROBLEM SOLVING SYSTEM of the Human resource development (HRD)

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            • 15 April 2013 07:50, by Rommel

              Tribal wars between Southern tribes cannot at all be compared to the miseries visited upon the Dinka by the Baqqara tribes. We lost a quarter of million people in just two years at the hands of the Baqqara... nothing of that sort has happened between Southern tribes. To those of us with Arab blood and family, the current state of affairs is particularly disheartening...

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              • 15 April 2013 08:02, by Rommel

                .. but in the absence of a return of our lands, reconciliation will not be possible.

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  • 14 April 2013 12:49, by ForAll

    I hope that president Bashir will not put Hamad Ismail in any position related to Darfur until the insecurity in greater DARFUR will come to normal position.

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  • 14 April 2013 13:48, by steven

    Every change that can provide better stability and security of the country and region is welcome.

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  • 14 April 2013 15:25, by Nubian King

    Who cares, even if the ncp appoints and fires anyone to/from this position????????? After all, they’re just the very looters of public properties and masterminds of war crimes in Darfur. Unless the citizens of Darfur appoint leaders on their own, these one-party selections will never bring the tribal conflicts to standstill in Darfur.

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    • 15 April 2013 00:35, by Kushoku

      Well said my fellow nubian son somebody get to tell this 4all guy the truth a bout whats going on .the problem is NCP -NIF and all the criminals in khartoum

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  • 15 April 2013 07:27, by ForAll

    We the Africans who were/are living in CLOSED SYSTEM who sold our grand mothers and fathers as slaves.
    Africans must be open minded IC members and be in OPEN SYSTEM.
    Africans must not look beneath them but they must get the BIG PICTURE and we will LEAD the world.

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