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Sudan’s NCP seeking to bring opposition into national dialogue

Jul 04 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) disclosed that it has held meetings with some unnamed opposition parties refusing to engage in the national dialogue in order to convince them to join the process.

NCP head of the political sector, Mustafa Osman Ismail, told the pro-government Sudan Media Center (SMC) on Saturday that his party has made new proposals to accelerate the dialogue process. he further said they would submit those proposals to the dialogue coordinating body known as 7+7 soon without elaborating on its content.

Sudan’s dialogue body to discuss resumption of its activities on Tuesday

Jul 04 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 Sudan’s dialogue committee known as 7+7 would meet on Tuesday to discuss resumption of the national dialogue ahead of its meeting with president Omer Hassan al-Bashir.

On Thursday al-Bashir who is also the chairman of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) directed his party to prepare in cooperation with the 7+7 to convene the national dialogue following Eid al-Fitr holiday within two weeks.

Sudanese president calls for resuming national dialogue after Ramadan

Jul 02 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has instructed the ruling party organs to set a timetable in coordination with the dialogue body known as “7+7” to convene the national dialogue following Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Bashir, who attended the emergency meeting of the political sector of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday, expressed his party’s commitment to hold the national dialogue in order to achieve national accord.

ICC prosecutor vows to continue efforts to arrest the Sudanese president

Jun 30 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda has pledged to continue her efforts to arrest the Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir who is wanted by the court since 2009.

She called in her statement to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the situation in Darfur on Monday evening for “devising concrete and effective strategies for the arrest of accused persons wanted by the court, and to give the ICC the full support it requires and is entitled to, in order to implement the Rome Statute as intended”.

NLJP resumes its participation in the Sudanese government

Jun 28 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The National Liberation and Justice Party (NLJP) led by Tijani al-Sissi announced the resumption of its participation in the federal government 11 days after pulling its members out of the cabinet.

On 17 June, the former rebel faction suspend its political partnership with the (NCP) and to withdraw from the government saying the ruling National Congress Party didn’t honour an agreement reached before the elections to give them a minister and two state ministers in the federal government, besides several posts at the level of regional states

Sudanese president extends DRA’s term for one year

Jun 28 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir Sunday has issued a presidential decree extending the term of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) for one year effective 15 July, 2015.

The DRA was established to serve as the major body for implementing the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) signed between the government of Sudan and the former rebel Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) in 2011.

ICC judges refer to UNSC Sudan’s non-cooperation on case of ex-defense minister

Jun 27 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 The Pre-Trial Chamber II judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) approved a request by the prosecutor and issued a finding of non-cooperation by Sudan in extraditing former defense minister Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein who is now governor of Khartoum.

Hussein was indicted in March 2012 for charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in connection with the Darfur conflict.

Opposition’s JPF resumes participation in Sudan’s dialogue process

Jun 26 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The opposition Just Peace Forum (JPF) led al-Tayeb Mustafa announced the resumption of its participation in the national dialogue process without preconditions.

Last January, the JPF and the Reform Now Movement (RNM) of Ghazi Salah Eddin al-Attabani said they decided to “suspend participation in the national dialogue until the requirements of a conducive environment (...) are met”.

Sudanese journalists scoff at Bashir’s declaration of June 26 as National Media Day

Jun 25 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

 Sudanese journalists on social media sites expressed surprise at a presidential decree issued by President Omer Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday declaring June 26 of each year as the National Media Day which coincides with the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

According to decree the minister of Information Ahmed Bilal Osman will deliver a speech on Friday during the celebration.

Sudan’s ruling party in discussion with Darfur NLJP over government participation

Jun 24 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) is conducting discussions with the National Liberation and Justice Party (NLJP) former Darfurian rebel faction to reintegrate the federal government after suspending its participation .

On 17 June, the NLJP of Tijani al-Sissi decided to suspend its political partnership with the (NCP) and to withdraw from the government. The former rebel group accused the ruling party of not honouring a political agreement between the two parties.

Fur tribe elects new Sultan in Darfur

Jun 23 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

The Shura and Notables' councils of the Sudanese Fur tribe have chosen Ahmed Hussein Ayoub Ali Dinar as the Sultan for the whole tribe. 

The elected Sultan Ali Dinar has renewed his commitment to communicate with -besides the large Fur tribe- all the tribes in Darfur, to resolve all social issues. At the event on Sunday, he announced that he wants to work with various native administrations to achieve security and stability in all parts of Darfur.

Two women elected deputy speakers of Sudan’s parliament

Jun 22 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Two ladies have been approved by the parliamentary bloc of the Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) to serve as deputy speaker for the parliament.

Badria Suleiman from the NCP and A’isha Mohamed Ahmed from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) led by Mohamed Osman al-Merghani will hold the post for the first time in Sudan’s history.

Suleiman is a well known legal advisor who participated in the drafting of the recent constitutional amendments. She also headed the committee which was tasked last week with amending the National Assembly’s regulations.

Sudan’s RNM denies it is returning to national dialogue

Jun 21 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Reform Now Movement (RNM) led by Ghazi Salah al-Din Attabani said its return to the government-led national dialogue is contingent upon implementation of its conditions.

Last January, the RNM suspended its participation in the national dialogue mechanism to protest the refusal of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) to implement a number of measures related to the creation of a conducive environment for the process.

Sudan’s Bashir leaves South Africa as local court orders his arrest pending transfer to ICC

Jun 15 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir left South Africa few hours before judges at the High Court handed down a decision ordering his arrest and rapping the government for what it described as a violation of the constitution.

"The respondents are forthwith compelled to take all reasonable steps to arrest President Bashir ... and detain him pending a formal request for his surrender from the International Criminal Court," presiding Judge Dunstan Mlambo was quoted as saying by local South African media.

Bashir returns to Sudan to an official and popular reception

Jun 15 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir has been received by senior government officials and hundreds of supporters upon his return from South Africa on Monday evening where he participated in the 25th African Union summit.

Bashir left South Africa few hours before judges at the High Court handed down a decision ordering his arrest.

He arrived in Pertoria Saturday, defying two arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against him for war crimes and genocide in Darfur region in March 2009 and July 2010.

Sudanese opposition launches a campaign to stop the war

Jun 14 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The opposition “Sudan Call” forces has launched Saturday the “Leave to Stop the War” campaign and called for immediate international intervention to stop aerial bombing on civilians and end the war in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur.

“Sudan Call” forces include the rebel umbrella Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), National Umma Party (NUP) and the opposition alliance of the National Consensus Forces (NCF).

ICC judges reject South Africa’s argument against arresting Sudanese president

Jun 14 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an urgent decision on Saturday by which it asserted that South Africa is under the obligation to arrest and surrender Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir who has arrived on Saturday in Pretoria to attend the 25th ordinary session of the African Union (AU).

Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2009 over alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Darfur conflict. As a result his overseas travel has been restricted to friendly nations ever since.

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