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Sudan’s al-Bashir orders release of political detainees

Apr 11 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Tuesday issued a decree to release all political prisoners in response to a call by the political parties of the National Consensus Government (NCG).

The security forces arrested opposition leaders and dozens of political activists after a series of protests against the austerity measures including the increase of bread price announced at the beginning of January 2018.

Al Bashir ordena liberar a todos los presos políticos de Sudán

Apr 10 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Europa Press

El presidente de Sudán, Omar Hasán al Bashir, ha emitido este martes un decreto por el que ordena la puesta en libertad de todos los presos políticos en el país, según ha informado la agencia estatal de noticias SUNA.

Al Bashir ha tomado la decisión en respuesta a los llamamientos de los partidos políticos y las fuerzas que han participado en el diálogo nacional que el presidente puso en marcha el presidente en noviembre de 2015, según precisa la agencia oficial. Por el momento no hay datos de a cuántos presos beneficiaría el indulto presidencial.

Government parties back Bashir’s re-election in 2020

Apr 09 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The political parties of the National Consensus Government (NCG) have agreed to back the re-election of President Omer al-Bashir in 2020.

The announcement was made by Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman following a meeting of an NCG delegation with the deputy chairman of the National Congress Party (NCP) Faisal Hassan Ibrahim on Monday.

Sudanese opposition calls for popular uprising

Apr 07 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 Several opposition forces have called on the Sudanese to get inspired by the 33rd anniversary of the 1985 popular uprising to overthrow the regime of President Omer al-Bashir.

In 6 April 1985, the Sudanese people managed to bring down the military regime of former President Gaafar Nimeiri through a popular uprising.

In a statement seen by Sudan Tribune on Friday, the Broad National Front (BNF) led by Ali Mahmoud Hassanien vowed to continue its resistance until toppling the regime.

Sudan’s al-Bashir threatens to punish political parties

Apr 02 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Monday said the opposition parties within the Sudan Call must choose between their alliance with the armed movements or the civic action.

In a four-day meeting held in the French capital Paris, the Sudan Call picked Sadiq al-Mahdi, the leader of the National Umma Party as the chairman of the opposition umbrella. The meeting also chose Sudan Liberation Movement leader, Minni Minnawi, as a secretary general of the coalition which encompasses political and armed groups.

Sudan’s ruling party to launch national consultations

Apr 01 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday said arrangements are underway to hold discussions with all political forces over the permanent constitution.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted the NCP political secretary Omer Basan as saying all political forces, not only the ruling party, must participate in the constitution-making process.

“The constitution must be a product of political consensus and agreement in order to overcome a lot of problems and challenges facing the country,” he said

Sudan’s Bashir discuss peace in Darfur

Mar 09 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir and the Minister of State at Federal Government Chamber, Abu Al-Gasim Imam have discussed the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

Imam, who is also the chairman of the former rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (Second Revolution) SLM-SR, told reporters following the meeting that they discussed the security arrangement agreement signed between his movement and the Sudanese government.

Dr Faisal outlines the future National Congress policies

Feb 28 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan News Agency

The Assistant of the President of the Republic, and the Vice president of the National congress for party affairs, Dr Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, on Thursday underlined the coming period requires huge efforts in the political life of the country.

Dr Faisal pointed out that this means doubling efforts for completing drafting of the Sudan permanent constitution, naming the various commissions as agreed upon in the document of the National accord, as well as preparing a conducive political climate that would bring closer all and do away with exclusionist rhetorics.

Al-Mahdi to return to Sudan after opposition meetings

Feb 28 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s National Umma Party said on Wednesday that its leader Sadiq al-Mahdi has delayed to a later date his return to the country upon the recommendation of the party.

On the first of February, al-Mahdi travelled to Addis Ababa for a consultations meeting with the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on the Roadmap agreement on the political process with the government.

Opposition party calls to release its ill leader

Feb 28 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) has called to release its leader Omer al-Digair who is detained since about two months ago, pointing he has been facing a critical health situation.

Al-Digair was arrested while he was in El-Obeid the capital of North Kordofan last January, after calls by his party to protest the increase of bred price within a series of drastic austerity measures included in the budget of 2018.

Dinka N'Gok Council Welcomes Dr. Faisal Appointment

Feb 24 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan News Agency

The Dinka N'Gok Higher Coordination Council has welcomed the appointment of Dr. Faisal Hassan Ibrahim as the Deputy Chairman of the National Congress Party for party Affairs and Assistant of the President of the Republic .
The Council has also, welcomed the appointment of General, Salah Mohammed Abdulla as the Director of National Intelligence and Security Service and General, Jalal Edden Al-Sheikh Al-Tayeb as his Deputy.

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El grupo de antiguos detenidos retirará a sus miembros del Gobierno

Feb 22 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Europa Press

El líder del grupo de antiguos detenidos de Sudán del Sur, Majak D'Agoot, ha afirmado este miércoles que retirarán a los miembros de la coalición de gobierno en caso de que la próxima ronda de conversaciones de paz no den resultados.

Entre los miembros del grupo de antiguos detenidos figuran los ministros de Exteriores y Transportes, Deng Alor Kuol y John Luk Jok,respectivamente, así como el parlamentario Madut Biar Yel.

President Bashir says Sudan works to achieve political stability

Feb 13 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan News Agency

The President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, has commended the role of the Sudanese Bar Association in helping implement justice and supporting due process of law.

The President on Tuesday received a delegation from the Bar Association led by its chair lawyer Osman Mohamed Al Shareef. 

The President commended the fair and free elections of the lawyers Union, saying he stands behind all issues of concern to the lawyers in the country.

Sudan ambassador affirms influential roles of Sudan parliament

Feb 07 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan News Agency

Sudan Ambassador to Egypt, Abdul-Mahmoud Abdul-Haleem has reiterated the role and influence of Sudan parliament in Arab Parliament.

He said in press statements following his meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer , that the meeting tackled the Sudanese-Egyptian relations and reasons behind withdrawal of Sudan Ambassador from Egypt.

He added the meeting discussed relations between the National Assembly and the Foreign Ministry.

Sudan’s opposition under huge pressures to join dialogue process: 7+7 says

Jul 19 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Suan Tribune

Member of Sudan’s dialogue coordination body known as 7+7 Kamal Omer said the opposition Sudan Call groups are facing significant international pressures to join the national dialogue.

Omer, who is also the political secretary of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) of the late Islamic leader Hassan al-Turabi, told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that the doors of the dialogue would remain open for the holdout opposition groups until the time comes to hold the general assembly on 6 August.

Sudanese lawmakers approve bill granting Saudi Arabia immense agricultural lands

Jul 18 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudanese parliament on Monday has approved an agricultural bill allowing Saudi Arabia to reform and cultivate one million feddans of land in eastern Sudan for 99 years.

Last month, Sudan’s National Assembly unanimously approved a legal framework agreement that gives Saudi Arabia the right to cultivate lands in Upper Atbara and Setait Dam project for 99 years.

Sudan opposition groups would likely join peace roadmap within days: al-Mahdi

Jul 08 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Leader of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) al-Sadiq al-Mahdi on Wednesday said the opposition groups of the Sudan Call forces will likely sign the Roadmap Agreement after a meeting they would hold in Addis Ababa during the coming days.

Last March, the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) proposed a roadmap agreement to the Sudanese government and some opposition groups including the NUP, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement /North, Justice and Equality Movement, and Sudan Liberation Movement of Minni Minnawi.

Security measures reduced criminal activities in South Darfur: governor

Jul 07 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The governor of South Darfur on Wednesday said the security situation has improved in the state during the past ten days after the deployment of additional forces to curb criminal attacks by armed gangs.

The increase of armed robberies and criminal violence in the Nyala which is the main commercial town in Darfur region pushed the state authorities to deploy more troops in the state city as Eid al-Fitr (festival of breaking the fast), is a peak selling season for retailers.

Sudanese security confiscates Al-Jareeda newspaper

Jul 05 2016
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Monday has confiscated copies of Al-Jareeda daily newspaper from the printing house without stating any reasons.

NISS has recently intensified crackdown on the newspapers. Last May, it confiscated copies of Al-Taghyeer, Al-Saiha, Al-Jareeda and Akhir Lahza newspapers for two days in a row.

Journalists working for Al-Jareeda toldSudan Tribune that the NISS agents seized 12,000 copies of the newspaper, expecting the financial loss to reach 50,000 pounds (SDG) (about $3,700 dollar).

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