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Sudan’s opposition PCP says regime downfall ‘imminent’

Jun 04 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has expressed optimism on the imminent demise of the Sudanese regime to bring what it says was two decades of turbulence, corruption and civil wars to an end.

The PCP’s political secretary Kamal Omer declared on Monday that opposition forces are united around the goal of toppling the regime led by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir and said that the opposition is setting up coordination committees among grassroots to bring about an unprecedented breakthrough.

Speculations about ministerial reshuffle in Sudan

May 19 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Different sources have expected a large ministerial reshuffle in Khartoum, saying that the first vice-president Ali Osman Taha might be relieved from his position.

A presidential source told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that First Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha is one of the most prominent figure that will quit the government in the upcoming reshuffle, adding he will dedicate his time as deputy chairman to the management of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

Sudan’s parliament suspends activities to push for military mobilisation

May 08 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s National Assembly has decided to suspend its sessions next week in order to enable lawmakers to head to their constituencies and lead a mobilisation campaign in support of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in its ongoing battle with rebel groups which have stepped up their military activities in recent months.

The national assembly speaker, Ahmed Ibrahim al-Tahir directed MPs to go to their states and meet with the local governments in order to mobilise youth to support SAF.

"We want people to defend themselves and offer self-sacrifice” al-Tahir said.

Sudan NCP endorses proposal to extend Bashir’s mandate for 5 years

May 08 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) approved a proposal on Tuesday aimed at amending its statute and extending the term of president Omer Hassan al-Bashir from four to five years.

NCP’s secretary of women’s affairs, Samia Ahmed Mohamed, told reporters in Khartoum that the proposal will be submitted to the Shura Council, the only organ entitled to amend the statute of the party.

Such amendment will mean the extension of Bashir’s leadership of the party for an additional year.

Parliament Urges National Mobilization

Apr 30 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Vision

The National Assembly, in a session chaired by Speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, listened to a report on security situation in North and South Kordofan. The report was presented by the committee set up by the parliament and chaired by Mohamed Al-Hassan Al-Amin, the chairman of the Parliament's Security and Defence Committee.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday following a parliament session, Al-Tahir affirmed the House's support for the armed forces to defend the country and repulse rebel attack.

Sudan’s 1st VP: NCP’s institutions will decide on Al-Bashir succession

Mar 27 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s First Vice President, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, said that the final decision on President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir’s political future will be determined by the institutions of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudanese people.

Last week Bashir reiterated his past intentions to step down at the end of his term in 2015 saying that Sudan is in need of “fresh blood”.

Sudan’s DUP official speech interrupted by hecklers

Feb 28 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

A leading figure from Sudan’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) was forced to cut short his speech at an event after being repeatedly disrupted by protestors angry at his role in the government.

Osman Omer al-Sherif, who is also the country’s commerce minister, was attending Diamond Jubilee of the Graduate Conference which comprised the first active political movement in Sudan seeking autonomy which at the time was under Anglo-Egyptian rule.

Sudan arrests prominent Islamic figure at airport upon return from trip abroad

Feb 15 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Youssef al-Koda, who leads the Al-Wasat Islamic party, was arrested at Khartoum airport upon his return from a trip abroad where he officially joined the ranks of the opposition seeking to topple the government led by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir.

he family of al-Koda and opposition sources said that officers belonging to Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) boarded the plane and took him into custody before other passengers could even leave their seats.

SPLM-N Arman says Islamic movements threaten African diversity

Feb 08 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The secretary general of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N), Yasir Arman, has cautioned against Islamist movements saying they represent a threat to African diversity and called for the political situation in Sudan to be considered in this context.

In written remarks extended to Sudan Tribune Arman described Islamic political groups as "intolerant" emphasising that they ignore cultural and religious diversity, women’s rights, and democratic values.

New Dawn signatories no longer Muslims, Islamic body in Sudan rules

Feb 02 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudan Scholar Council (SSC) issued a ruling today stating that those who signed and endorsed the New Dawn charter are now outside the religion of Islam.

The Secretary General of the SSC Mohamed Osman Saleh Al-Amin told Sudan official news agency (SUNA) that the document calls for separating religion and the state which contravenes Islamic principles.

Al-Amin said that anyone who does not hold a favorable view to applying Islamic rule or supports separating religion and the state has committed a taboo.

Sudan paid $200 million to Darfur authority, regional minister

Jan 31 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government paid the first instalment of its financial commitment to the Darfur regional Authority (DRA), reaffirmed Tadjadine Bechir Niam, DRA Minister of Reconstruction, Development and Infrastructure.

Sudanese government and the former rebel Liberation and Equality Movement (LJM) signed the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) on 14 July 2011, but the head of the former rebel group and regional authority Tijani Al-Sissi kept blaming the government for paralysing DRA activities due to the lack of money.

"No room for politics", says Lakes state caretaker governor

Jan 31 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Lakes state’s new military caretaker governor, Maj. Gen. Matur Chut Dhuol, has detailed a set of tough new reforms to quell insecurity in the state.

Under the plans, commissioners of all eight counties have been directed to confront cattle raiders and bring them to justice. Failure to do so will result in their immediate dismissal.

He also warned members of Lakes state’s legislative assembly to stop debating politics in parliament, saying he will shut down parliament if political topics continue.

Sudan lodges three complaints against Uganda with African regional blocs

Jan 17 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government filed a series of complaints against Uganda with the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), an official in Khartoum said today.

The Undersecretary of Sudan’s foreign ministry Rahmatallah Mohamed Osman said that his government accused Kampala of trying to overthrow the regime and embracing anti-Khartoum rebel movements.

Sudan accuse US & EU of standing behind "New Dawn" charter

Jan 15 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie accused both the United States and the European Union (EU) of providing the funding and support to the "New Dawn" charter signed by opposition parties this month in Uganda.

The accord endorsed by most major Sudanese opposition parties along with rebel groups fighting Khartoum in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile calls for toppling the government dominated by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

Reiterates commitment to Shar’ia

Jan 14 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir again blasted opposition parties for signing what is known as the "New Dawn" charter saying that it will be combated using the Quran.

The deal signed last week between most major Sudanese opposition parties and armed rebel movements affirm the common goal of toppling the regime though the signatories disagreed on means to achieve that.

Another contentious clause relates to the relation between the religion and the state which the participants say it seeks to avoid using religion in politics.

Full mandate from opposition parties: Al-Fadil

Jan 13 2013
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The representatives of opposition parties who signed the ’New Dawn’ charter in Uganda last week were fully authorized and mandated to endorse the document, an opposition figure said.

Mubarak al-Fadil who in 2011 disbanded his party and rejoined the National Umma Party (NUP) said in a statement today that the provisions included in the ’New Dawn’ were negotiated and agreed to by the signatories which included most major Sudanese opposition parties as well as armed movements fighting Khartoum on different fronts.

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