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‘Al Bashir’s decree shows inconsistency, conflicts within government’: CPS

The spokesman for the Communist Party od Sudan (CPS), Yusif Hussain has reiterated his Party’s proposal to abolish all laws that restrict freedom.

Speaking in reaction to the latest decree (No. 158) by Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir which severely restricts the activities of political parties, Hussain said that his Party considers the abolition of such laws as “key to resolving the crisis in the country”.

He said that “despite President Al Bashir’s talk about freedoms and their protection so as to clear the way for National Dialogue, there dozens of detainees still behind bars. The trials of the demonstrators in political protests continue, the war in Darfur has not stopped, and political prisoners have not been released.”

Hussain asks: “how can the members of the armed movements be expected to join the National Dialogue while some of them still have death sentences or prison terms hanging over their heads, and others are being hunted-down?”

He stressed that “the latest decree comes in spite of the need for more freedoms. This inconsistency in their decisions points to conflicts within the government,” he concluded.

Image: The logo of the CPS


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Stunned Sudanese opposition parties study Bashir’s restrictive decree (15 April 2014)

Sudan’s Al Bashir restricts political parties after promising the opposite (15 April 2014)

Sudan’s rebels take ‘strategic decision’ not to participate in national dialogue (14 April 2014)

Sudan opposition forces reiterate their conditions for a national dialogue (9 April 2014)

’Political and legal basis needed for Sudan dialogue’: Yasir Arman (8 April 2014)

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‘Entire generation may face extinction’ in Sudan’s South Kordofan: SPLM-N

(Updated 17 Apr 00:29 am) The civil administration of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) says it holds the international community and the African Union responsible for the humanitarian disaster currently taking place in war-torn South Kordofan.

The spokesman for Nuba Mountains region Jatigo Amoga Delman explained to Radio Dabanga that the children in the areas controlled by the SPLM-N have not received any vaccinations since the outbreak of the war in June 2011. “Their health is deteriorating rapidly. An entire generation may face extinction because of the intransigence of the Al Bashir regime.”

Delman and harshly criticised the international community for failing to put pressure on Khartoum to allow the delivery of medicines and food to more than 1.2 million people.

“President Al Bashir has arranged for new massacres in the area, mobilising large forces of militias backed by air support to terrorise the citizens of Rashad locality. They are forced to move to government-controlled areas.”

Delman cited “the Islamo-Arabic scheme and its manipulative dimension,” and called on “the sons and daughters of Sudan from enlightened organisations, youth, and students to expose the scheme of political Islamisation which seeks the demise of what is left of Sudan.”

Speaking through the pro-government Sudanese News Agency (SUNA), the spokesman for the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Col. Al Sawarmi Khalid Saad, announced that the over the last two days, “the SAF has liberated 12 areas at the Eastern Mountains area in South Kordofan, and inflicted heavy losses in lives and ammunition on the outlaws”.

Col. Saad stated that “these victories came in preparation for the Armed Forces for the second stage of the crucial summer operations to secure the area from the Eastern Mountains in South Kordofan until the border with South Sudan”.

The areas the SAF claim to have ‘liberated’ are El Mansoura, Tome, Tangalo, Kaloba, El Hota, El Manzala, El Bierra, Jabal Bermil, Jabal Katrmo, Jabal Omdurman and Tarawa.

File photo: A nurse prepares a vaccination against meningitis (Albert González Farran / Unamid)


‘More troops to South Kordofan’: Sudan security (13 April 2014)

‘Militia attacks in Sudan’s West Kordofan are war crimes’: Free Forum (1 January 2014)

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Two killed in new village attack in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Two men were killed and still unknown number of others wounded on Tuesday, when elements of the government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) plundered the village of Tangara, 20 km south of Tabit in East Jebel Marra.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mahjoop Jaqoob Adam and Adam Mukhtar Saleh died of bullet wounds in the attack, while an undisclosed number of people were injured. The militiamen then made off with the villagers’ money, belongings and cattle.

They said that the government RSF is still in control of all the water points in the area. The also continue to restrict movement on the roads leading to El Fasher, Nyala, and Shangil Tobaya.

“Many people are attempting to flee the area, but the militiamen are preventing them. They do not want us to reach the camps and cities to report the atrocities; the many acts of murder, rape, and robbery to the international community.”

Those fleeing renewed their appeal to the UN, the Security Council and the international community “to intervene immediately to protect them and save them from a certain death that looms throughout East Jebel Marra”.

Photo: The bomb craters in the burned-out centre of the village of Hemeda on a satellite image dated 21 March (SSP)


Five children die, many wounded in East Jebel Marra ‘offensive’ (15 April 2014)

Unexploded ordnance kills three children in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra (13 April 2014)

New satellite images show bomb craters, burned villages in Darfur’s Jebel Marra (27 March 2014)

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