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Sudan’s opposition forces, Darfur displaced denounce new cabinet

Jun 08 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

According to Sudanese opposition forces and displaced leaders in Darfur, the appointment of the new cabinet members, presidential assistants and state governors by President Omar Al Bashir on Saturday, only means a reshuffle of the same officials.

The chairman of the Sudan Revolutionary Front rebel alliance, and leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, Malik Agar, commented to Radio Dabanga by saying that the formation of Al Bashir’s new government turned out to be a transferral of the same persons to other locations.

Sudanese president forms cabinet, appoints state governors

Jun 07 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

President Omar Hassan Al Bashir on Saturday announced the names of his new cabinet, presidential assistants, and state governors, after his inauguration earlier this week.

Minister of Finance, Badreldin Mahmoud, and Interior Affairs Minister, Esmat Abdelrahman, remain in their posts. Ibrahim Ghandour, presidential assistant for the past two years, replaces Ali Karti as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Sudanese president replaces defence, oil and foreign ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Jun 07 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir issued decrees on Saturday night naming ministers in his new cabinet formed after the official commencement of his new term this week.

The acting head of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Mohammed al-Hassan al-Mirghani entered the government as Bashir’s assistant to replace his brother Ja’afar who was largely out of the public eye.

The former agriculture minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid was also appointed as a new presidential assistant.

Sudan’s Bashir dissolves cabinet, participation of DUP remains in doubt

Jun 02 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir issued a decree on Tuesday night dissolving the government and relieving his aides in preparation for the formation of the new cabinet following the beginning of his new term today.

Ibrahim Ghandour, top aide to Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir and head of Sudan’s negotiating team with the SPLM-N (Photo: AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

The decree did not mandate undersecretaries to run the ministries in the interim which suggested that the announcement of the new cabinet is imminent.

Opposition forces denounce inauguration of Sudanese president

Jun 01 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

The opposition forces allied by the Sudan Appeal and the people in Darfur regret the inauguration of Omar Al Bashir as president of the country for another five years.

Sarah Nugdallah, the secretary-general of the National Umma Party (NUP) commented to Radio Dabanga by saying that the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) does not seem to be embarrassed or ashamed for the results of the extremely low voter turnout, “though the Sudanese people have taught them a hard lesson, by boycotting the useless election.”

Sudan’s new parliament speaker vows to push national dialogue efforts

Jun 01 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The newly elected speaker of the Sudanese parliament Ibrahim Ahmed Omer said his country is committed to promoting the principles of Shura (consultation) in all issues that affect the nation’s progress towards prosperity and development.

Omer, who has been elected speaker of the National Assembly by 375 votes on Monday, underscored the country’s leadership awareness of the importance of the national dialogue, saying they identified the areas of deficiency which is hindering its progress.

Sudan’s NCP nominates Ibrahim Omer as National Assembly’s speaker

May 31 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The leadership council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Sunday nominated Ibrahim Ahmed Omer for the position of the National Assembly’s speaker.

The newly elected Sudanese legislators will meet on Monday to elect the speaker of the lower house, the National Assembly, a day before the swearing-in ceremony of the re-elected president Omer al-Bashir.

Following a meeting of the NCP leadership council, the party’s spokesperson Yasir Youssef told reporters that the ruling party selected Ibrahim Omer for the position of National Assembly’s speaker.

Sudanese opposition leader prevented from travelling abroad

May 21 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

Security officers at Khartoum International Airport on Tuesday prevented Farouk Abu Eisa, chairman of the National Consensus Forces, a coalition of opposition parties, from leaving the country.

They claimed that the state security prosecutor imposed a travel ban on Abu Eisa, pending a lawsuit against him.

Early this month, on 5 May, Dr Amin Mekki Madani, head of the Civil Society Initiative, was halted at the airport in the same manner. He was allowed to travel to Cairo the next day.

Sudan’s HAG picks apart newly announced opposition alliance

May 19 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s opposition New Forces Movement (HAG) has criticized the initiative launched by the Liberal Democratic Unionist Party (LDUP) to unify opposition forces describing the move as an attempt to “fragment the opposition”.

Several opposition parties and civil society organizations singed on Saturday the “tomorrow’s Sudan” initiative and agreed on a regulatory mechanism to lead their work to end the totalitarian regime.

Darfuri students in Sudan 'in dangerous situation'

May 19 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

The Darfur Students Association (DSA) reported today that 28 Darfuri students are currently being held in detention centres of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Khartoum.

At a press conference at the headquarters of the National Umma Party in Omdurman this (Tuesday) morning, Hasabelnabi Mahmoud, Secretary-General of the DSA branch of the Ahliya University in Omdurman, described the situation of Darfuri students at Sudanese universities these days as “dangerous”.

Sudan’s HAG picks apart newly announced opposition alliance

May 19 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s opposition New Forces Movement (HAG) has criticized the initiative launched by the Liberal Democratic Unionist Party (LDUP) to unify opposition forces describing the move as an attempt to “fragment the opposition”.

Several opposition parties and civil society organizations singed on Saturday the “tomorrow’s Sudan” initiative and agreed on a regulatory mechanism to lead their work to end the totalitarian regime.

Sudan’s Supreme Court approves general elections results

May 18 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s High Court approved results of the presidential and parliamentary elections held last April dismissing 122 out of 126 challenges submitted by political parties and presidential candidates.

The deputy chief-justice, Mahgoub al-Amin al-Faki, said in a press conference on Sunday the court received 3 challenges regarding the presidential elections and 123 challenges pertaining to regional and national geographical constituencies.

‘Tribal clashes in Darfur result of govt. policies’: Sudanese Communist Party

May 17 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

According to the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP), the tribal clashes in Darfur are a result of the “divide and rule” government policies.

Yousef Hussein, spokesman for the SCP, told Radio Dabanga in an interview on Friday that the ruling National Congress Party’s (NCP) efforts to achieve full domination over the resources in Darfur are based on “divide and rule” policies.

Sudan’s opposition takes action to protect students from Darfur

May 05 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

The Sudanese opposition forces agreed to establish a committee for the protection of Darfuri students in Khartoum. Medical doctors will appoint three clinics in the capital where students from Darfur, injured during attacks by student members of the ruling party, can be treated. Members of the Darfur Bar Association, together with a number of other Sudanese lawyers, are ready to provide legal aid.

Popular Congress Party calls for national dialogue in Sudan

May 04 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

The Popular Congress Party (PCP) is “still convinced that an internal Sudanese dialogue constitutes the best means to resolve the political crises in the country”.

At a press conference in Khartoum on Sunday, PCP Political Secretary Kamal Abdelsalam, demanded from the National Congress Party (NCP) to provide guarantees to enable the participation of “all opposition forces” in the dialogue, to be held within Sudan.

Sudanese Congress Party official, students detained in Omdurman

Apr 29 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

The political secretary of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) was detained in Omdurman on Tuesday, together with two members of the Independent Students Congress.

According to a statement of the SCP, Mastour Ahmed and the two student activists were held after participating in a mass activity at Soug Libya in the sister-city of Khartoum.

Ahmed had spoken there about his party’s rejection to recognise the election results, and announced that they would continue their campaign to overthrow the government.

 

‘Free those held arbitrarily in Sudan, investigate abuses’: HRW

Apr 29 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

“Sudanese authorities should stop arresting people because of their real or perceived political views, release everyone arbitrarily detained, drop unfounded charges, and investigate allegations of detainee abuse”, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

In a news release today, HRW points to the dozens of opposition party members, students, and political activists detained by agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in the lead up to, during, and after the national election of 13-16 April.

Sudanese opposition, independent candidates reject election results

Apr 28 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

The National Election Commission (NEC) on Monday announced that incumbent President Omar Al Bashir has won the presidential election with 94,5 percent of the votes. Opposition parties, as well as independent candidates in the election, refuse to recognise the outcomes.

The head of the NEC, Dr Mukhtar El Asam, reported at a press conference at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum on Monday that Al Bashir won with 5,252,478 votes of the 6,091,412 votes cast in total.

Sudanese students protest against election results

Apr 28 2015
Sudan
Source: 
Dabanga Sudan

Dozens of students staged a sit-in at the market of El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan, on Monday, in protest against the re-election of President Omar Al Bashir. In Khartoum, four students were detained on Sunday and Monday.

The protesters in El Obeid chanted slogans against the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the elections’ results, and called for overthrowing the regime in Khartoum, one of the students told Radio Dabanga.

In Khartoum, security agents detained Umran Faroug, a student of Bahri University and member of the Independent Student Congress, on Sunday.

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