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Sudan's military rulers respond on constitutional document: opposition spokesman

May 07 2019
Sudan
Source: 
REUTERS

The main group spearheading protests in Sudan said on Tuesday that the country’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) had responded to its plans for an interim government structure, and it would announce its position once it had studied the reply.

Protesters whose months of street demonstrations helped force longtime President Omar al-Bashir from office last month have kept up their demands for change, calling on the military officers who took over to hand over power to civilians.

Soudan : une opposition mobilisée et hétérogène

Apr 25 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

Alors qu'une manifestation sans précédent est prévue au Soudan le 25 avril, l'opposition soudanaise reste riche en tendances politiques variées qui tentent de cohabiter. Analyse d'une opposition comportant de multiples facettes.

Ils prévoient d’être plus d’un million à manifester dans les rues soudanaises ce jeudi 25 avril. Un rassemblement sans précédent, deux semaines après le renversement par l’armée du président Omar el-Béchir, qui rend difficilement compte des multiples facettes qui composent l’opposition soudanaise.

Soudan: le président déchu Omar el-Béchir transféré en prison, selon un de ses proches

Apr 17 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

L'ancien chef de l'État soudanais, destitué par l'armée, a été transféré dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi dans une prison de la capitale, Khartoum, a affirmé à la presse l'un de ses proches.

Omar el-Béchir « a été transféré la nuit dernière dans la prison de Kober à Khartoum », a indiqué mercredi 17 avril un membre de sa famille, s’exprimant sous le couvert de l’anonymat pour des raisons de sécurité.

Soudan : joie des manifestants après la démission du chef du Conseil militaire

Apr 13 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

Au lendemain de la destitution d'Omar el-Béchir au Soudan, le chef du Conseil militaire de transition désormais aux commandes du pays a renoncé au pouvoir vendredi soir et nommé un autre militaire pour lui succéder. Une décision accueillie par des scènes de joie des manifestants à Khartoum.

Awad Ibn Awf, le chef du Conseil militaire de transition qui dirige le Soudan depuis la destitution de Omar el-Béchir, a annoncé vendredi 12 avril sa démission, et le nom de son successeur, le général Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahmane.

Sudanese protesters 'defiant' in face of Bashir's emergency laws

Mar 11 2019
Sudan
Source: 
al-Jazeera

Protests have continued in Sudan despite President Omar al-Bashir's launch of year-long state of emergency last month.

As hundreds of protesters took the streets of Sudan's city of Omdurman, activists across the East African country called for sustained anti-government action to challenge emergency laws launched by President Omar al-Bashir last month.  

Sudan opposition to boycott 2020 elections

Jun 13 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Middle East Monitor

The Sudanese opposition alliance announced on Monday that it will boycott the general elections scheduled in 2020 after the ruling party approved a new electoral law rejected by the alliance.

The alliance’s media secretary, Mohamed Diyauddin said: “Boycotting the elections is a political process par excellence, and the positive boycott programme aims, through political mobility, to clarify the flaws in the new electoral law and the futility of the electoral process.”

Communist Party denies dialogue with Sudan’s ruling party

Jun 07 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The opposition Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) dismissed reports about a political dialogue with the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), stressing they are committed to regime change strategy.

The head of the NCP political sector Abdel Rahman al-Khidir stated on Wednesday that his party has engaged a dialogue to bridge the gaps over the national dialogue process with the Sudanese Communist Party and left parties, as well as figures in the National Umma Party

Sudan’s ruling party in S. Kordofan backs al-Bashir re-election in 2020

Jun 01 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in South Kordofan state voiced its support to the re-election of President Omer al-Bashir for a new term in the election of 2020.

The decision was taken in the meeting of the NCP leadership in South Kordofan headed by the newly appointed governor Gen Ahmed Ibrahim Mufadal who is also the chairman of the ruling party in the troubled state.

"The meeting announced its support for the nomination of Marshal Omer al-Bashir for a new term in the elections of 2020," according to the official Sudan News Agency.

Sudan’s NCP calls on political forces to participate in 2020 elections

May 26 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Saturday has called on all political parties to participate in the 2020 elections.

During a meeting with his party’s student sector, NCP political secretary Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir said the main objective of the 2020 elections is to make the ballot boxes the only means for the peaceful transfer of power.

He expressed his party’s readiness to run for the presidential and parliamentary elections, saying the 2020 elections must be held on its scheduled timeframe.

Sudanese opposition meets in Paris

May 22 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudan Call forces will hold a four-day meeting in Paris to discuss the ongoing efforts for in the country and internal organizational issues, said Minni Minnawi the Secretary-General of opposition alliance on Tuesday.

In statements to Sudan Tribune, Minnawi said the opposition umbrella will start its meetings on 23 May and will conclude it on 27 May.

He explained that the meetings will discuss the statute of the Sudan Call and other regulations to organize the activities of its institutions.

Sudan rebel groups have to consider transformation into political parties

May 19 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Yasir Arman, the deputy leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North led by Malik Agar said political changes in the country and at the international level require to reconsider the armed struggle and to espouse peaceful political tools.

The historical SPLM since its inception in 1983 opted for the armed action against the central government in Khartoum until the signing of a political agreement in 2005. However, the Sudanese faction resorted to the military action just before the independence of South Sudan in July 2011.

SPLM-N Agar calls for transpartisan alliance against al-Bashir’s re-election

May 16 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North-led by Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar) welcomed the position of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) over the opposition’s participation in the 2020 elections and called for a large alliance against al-Bashir’s re-election

The SPLM-N Agar has called since several months for the participation of the opposition in the 2020 general elections in Sudan on the condition that a peace deal is struck, freedoms are guaranteed and transitional arrangements are implemented to ensure free and fair elections.

Sudan’s Bashir reshuffles cabinet

May 14 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

President Omer al-Bashir Monday reshuffled the cabinet members from the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in the National Consensus Government, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and the return of a former presidential aide as interior minister.

According to the decree, the changes didn’t affect the First Vice-President Bakri Hassan Saleh and Prime Minister as it was rumoured in Khartoum.

Sudan’s ruling party endorses Cabinet reshuffle

May 13 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in a meeting headed by President Omer al-Bashir has endorsed a major cabinet reshuffle, announced the official news agency SUNA on Sunday evening.

The NCP leadership council in a meeting that lasted for more than four hours, discussed the ministerial reshuffle and the economic situation in the country.

In press statements after the meeting, NCP deputy chairman for Faisal Hassan Ibrahim said the cabinet reshuffle includes eight ministers, five ministers of state and 10 governors.

Sudan’s opposition NCF announces boycott of 2020 elections

Apr 30 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 A coalition of some opposition left parties, the National Consensus Forces (NCF), said it wouldn’t participate in the 2020 elections and won’t meet with the ruling party to discuss these elections.

On Sunday, the alliance held a meeting with the participation of the heads of the NCF parties and the general secretariat to discuss a number of organizational and political issues.

In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune on Monday, the NCF said the meeting discussed recent economic, social and political developments and ways to an activate joint political action.

Al-Bashir: "Sudan’s new constitution to be approved by next parliament"

Apr 27 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Thursday said the permanent constitution would be approved by the elected parliament following the 2020 elections.

On Thursday, al-Bashir met with the parliament speaker Ibrahim Ahmed Omer who handed him over the parliament response to his address before the National Assembly earlier this month.

In a press release following the meeting, al-Bashir said the “next legislature would approve the permanent constitution according to the recommendation of the national dialogue”.

Opposition party calls to overthrow Sudanese regime

Apr 25 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) has called on the opposition forces to escalate peaceful resistance in order to overcome what it described as “quagmire of crises”.

Since January, the economic conditions have deteriorated significantly as prices reached high levels and the Sudanese pounds hit historic low against the US dollar leading to an unprecedented rise in the cost of living. Also, since last week, the East African nation has suffered a severe shortage in gasoline.

SPLM-N Agar rejects Bashir’s re-election in 2020

Apr 22 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) led by Malik Agar voiced its rejection for the re-election of President Omer al-Bashir for a third term in 2020 and called for popular protests against his probable candidature.

The political stance was adopted by its Executive Leadership in a meeting held on 15-16 April 2018, attended by the Chairperson Malik Agar, Deputy Chairperson Yasir Arman and the Secretary-General Ismail Jalab, according to a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday

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