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EXCLUSIVE: Darfur new rebel group announces formation of its structure

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March 2, 2010 (DOHA) – The Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), formed by ten rebel groups on Tuesday February 23, announced today in Doha the names of its executive bureau and other bodies, ahead of talks with the Sudanese government on a framework agreement.

The establishment of the new rebel group had been announced hours before the signing of a framework agreement including a temporary ceasefire between the Sudanese government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in a ceremony attended by the President Omer Al- Bashir, Idriss Deby of Chad, Isaias Afewerki of Eretria and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

At the time only the name of El-Tigani El-Sissi was announced as President of LJM which implies the dissolution of all the faction members in the new movement.

Darfur’s JEM, during one month of talks attempted to persuade these rebel factions to join its ranks but the former Tripoli and Addis Ababa groups said they accept only coordination.

In the composition released Tuesday in Doha, the former leader of the United Resistance Front (URF) Bahr Idriss Abu Garda is appointed Secretary General of the LJM, while Ali Abdallah Karbino is Commander in Chief of the military organization and Ali Mukhtar Ali, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The head of the rebel group, El-Sissi will be joined by five vice presidents who form the Supreme Council for the presidency.

Abdel Aziz Abu Namousha and Haider Qalokuma Atim are named Vice-Presidents without portfolios while Mahgoub Hussein is appointed Vice-President for Political Affairs, Abdel Majid Abdel Rahman Dossa Vice-President for Economic Affairs and Yacob Adam Saad Al-Nur is Vice-President for Administration and Management.

The LJM secretary is composed of 27 officials including Hashim Hamad Abdel-Rahman, as Deputy Secretary General, Sharif Jarelnabi Secretary of Foreign Relations, Mokhtar Abdel Karim Adam, Secretary of Political Affairs, Taj al-Din Bashir Nyam Secretary to Negotiations Affairs, Ibrahim Issa Muhajir, Secretary of Organization and Management, Bakhit Mohammed Khamis Secretary of Finance and Abdallah Moussa Morsal, Secretary of Information.

The new rebel group also named Ahmad Badawi Ismail as speaker of the Central Liberation Council, the parliament of the LJM and Mohamed Ibrahim Braima is the Vice-Chief of Justice.

The LJM held consultations with the mediation on a draft framework agreement they should sign with Khartoum during the upcoming days while JEM has pledged in the deal signed last month to finalize a peace deal before March 15.

However, angered by the establishment of the rebel LJM, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has threatened to withdraw its delegation from the ongoing talks with the Sudanese government over the implementation of the ceasefire.

JEM says this group has no representation in Darfur and does not have military presence on the ground. But the LJM says it is resolved to pursue its preparations expressing its readiness to hold direct talks with the government.

Also, JEM accused the government of violating the truce asking to stop military operations in Jebel Marra against the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement led Abdel Wahid Al-Nur (SLM-AW) who refuses to join the peace process unless the government stops violence against civilians in Darfur.

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  • 3 March 2010 04:50, by Nuerfudinka

    Dear Darfurian

    It seem like you guy made an some progress with al Basher,but its not that enough still a long way to go.the northern what they will do to you guys later is to hung must of your leaders 1 by 1.

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    • 3 March 2010 06:20, by Malakal

      What is the problem here? The punks are punking each other.

      Did the Defurian ever knew that there was a war going on between the South and the North?. Did any news, or any one ever told them that the war was cause by the same problems they are complaining for against the Khortoum government? Oh, yes they knew it. Most of them where fighting for Bashier and probably thought Bashier could never ever treat them like dirts.

      Good luck Boys, you getta do it for yourserves, or no one will!

      This is the very best example that religion is a man-made cancer. Anyone who does not think so should look at West and North Sudan and tell me that they are in a war conflict because of region other then stomach.

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    • 3 March 2010 06:34, by silake comba

      I do sincerely give my blessings and support to this new body, which seems almost representative of the main stakeholders, particularly by including Dr. El-Tijani Sesi who can be said even representing the real owners of the Darfur cause, Civil society Organizations and the Darfur diaspora.I do sincerely call upon my brother Abdelwahid to join this alomost all-including body of Darfuri stakeholders. I do call upon all Darfurians, including "Arab Groups" to join this vanguard body. Go ahead,you are the real redemption for our people, God bless you.

      Silake Ali Comba, El-Fasher
      - waarhawari@gmail.com

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      • 3 March 2010 07:10, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Darfuri rebel group should not play with the life of the inocent people,otherwise the western world should denouned what they so call LJM group formation,and what for?.The only thing the Darfuri Rebel should do is to come out with only one objective for the people of Darfur,than dividing themselves into groups for individual again.May God Bless the inocent community in Darfur.

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