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Sudan says SPLM-N is the ‘biggest threat ’ to peace and security

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April 28, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign ministry has accused the rebel Sudan People Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) and its allies in the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) of posing the biggest threat to peace, security and humanitarian situation in the restive states of South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur.

Undated photo released by the SPLM-N showing commanders from the Sudan People Liberation Movement-North at an undisclosed location

In a statement carried by Sudan official news agency, the ministry described SRF’s attack on Um Rawaba yesterday as a “terrorist act”.

Sudan’s top diplomatic body said that the attack on Um Rawaba has exposed SPLM-N and its allies’ approach of using civilians as human shields and exploiting human suffering resulting from their "criminal activities" to achieve narrow political gains.

SRF rebels swept through the major town of Umm Rawaba in North Kordofan state on Saturday morning before withdrawing in the afternoon. Further attacks were claimed by the SPLM-N on four towns near South Kordofan capital city of Kadugli.

The foreign ministry called on the international community to compel the rebels to immediately cease all military operations in preparation for launching a new round of negotiations between the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N.

Last week, the Sudanese government and SPLM-N held the first round of talks since 2011 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. However, the negotiations were adjourned till next month without success in bridging the wide gap between the two sides.

The foreign ministry appealed to the international community to implement the decision adopted by International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in December 2011 in which it designated the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and all factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) as “negative forces threatening security of the region”.

SRF is an alliance between Sudanese factions opposed to the government led by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir. It was declared on 12 November 2011, following several months of support by Darfuri rebel groups for the SPLM-N in its conflict with Khartoum.

The alliance brings together the two main factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army, as well as the other major rebel group in Darfur, the Justice and Equality Movement, and the SPLM-N.

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  • 29 April 2013 06:23, by Turism

    The compliance without proved is just like a joke, so what Sudanese govt is doing is allegation that they accused the SPLM-N of not concern with the peace in kardofan state.

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    • 29 April 2013 07:12, by Michael Angelo

      Don’t panic fake arab! You pathetic NCP didn’t see the worst yet. SPLM-North are not stupid and they’ll never be fooled at all. Keep up good work freedom fighters.

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      • 29 April 2013 13:08, by Oppressor

        Mikiiii Murle breave heart will do very well to u & Salvage kirr wait & see looter...

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  • 29 April 2013 08:38, by South South

    When you are losing a war, you can make all these baseless statements to safe your neck, but that will not help fake black Arabs in Sudan. Sudan must be liberated.

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    • 29 April 2013 13:07, by Oppressor

      Funny South Big Mouth u still commenting i think u been kicked very well from Arabs Mandkouro before or else u were acting as one of Us however suddenly u found yourself insect after referendum puppet looser ...

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      • 29 April 2013 17:02, by South South

        Oppressor
        I do not understand anything from your comment above. Is this English or other language ? What a poor English !!!!

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        • 29 April 2013 18:29, by Oppressor

          Dinka looter layman don’t u understand ur own langa by da way i ’ve to speak to a kind insect like u Arabi Juba its the only way u know the language of ur Masters puppet..hahahaha..

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          • 29 April 2013 20:02, by South South

            Oppressor,
            More bad English. Don’t you feel ashamed to yourself ? I can not understand one sentence from your writing.

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          • 29 April 2013 20:39, by Kalo

            No more talking idiot oppressor,it is time for action aluta contuna,by Kalo the song of Nuba.

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  • 29 April 2013 16:04, by steven

    This situation has to normalize soon, so that all the people who live in the region can lead a safe life.

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