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NCP denies intention to question Sudan’s foreign minister over his criticism of Bashir

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May 17, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan has dismissed press reports that it is intending to hold Foreign Minister Ali Karti to account over his thinly veiled criticism of comments by the country’s president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir.

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Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti speaks during an interview with Reuters in Khartoum January 18, 2012 (REUTERS PICTURES)

Karti told Sudan’s parliament this week that the comments, in which Al-Bashir described South Sudan’s leaders as “insects” to be crushed and that he would use “the stick” to discipline them, were interpreted in ways that had “disastrous effects” on Sudan’s foreign policy and diplomatic efforts.

“The talk that they [leaders of South Sudan’s ruling SPLM] are a group that only understands the stick was interpreted to be referring to the poem of [Abu El-Tayib] El-Mutanabi that says “you shall not buy a slave without a stick” and "the term insect was likened to the use of the term cockroaches by the Hutu [ethnic group] against the Tutsi during the Rwandan massacres,” he said.

Reports published by some of Khartoum-based newspapers on Thursday quoted anonymous sources as saying that the NCP intends to summon Karti for questioning over his criticism of Al-Bashir on the grounds that the latter “represents a symbol of national sovereignty.”

“Regardless of anything, what the president says is what the president says” the sources said.

But the NCP’s spokesman Badr Al-Din Ahmad Ibrahim has quickly denied the veracity of such reports. “What has Karti done to be questioned?” he told reporters in Khartoum on Thursday’s evening.

Ibrahim pointed out that Karti made his statement inside the parliament and therefore it is the parliament not the NCP that has a right to decide whether his comments imply a disagreement with the president.

The NCP spokesman further acknowledged that there is a need to correct the world’s perception of Sudan, urging the government and his party to be attentive to foreign media. He concluded that Sudan’s image in the world does not reflect the reality.

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  • 18 May 2012 11:31, by Maverick Southerners

    Of course you can call us all you want; that clearly shows how we differ from you. Our president would never resort to such childish insults. Such negative rants are signs of weak of leadership. South Sudanese just laugh at basir’s negativity b’cus they understand that such a behavior reveals bashir’s irresponsibility and recklessness. Karti is right, sudan is infamous for its reckless leader.

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  • 18 May 2012 11:38, by Daniel Buolmawei

    “Regardless of anything, what the president says is what the president says” the sources said

    Statements such as one above are the ones that damage your reputation in the world. Every human being can be questioned and the president is human being. Elevating your President to be your God can make you look small in the eyes of the world.

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  • 18 May 2012 11:46, by Ayom Dor

    If the cabinet summons him, then moral principles r decayed in the country of wonderful people but ruined by the so called NCP led by most criminal individual in the whole world..God should hv mercy on their follows! Bse we r not insects, that is why Foreign Minister is right to urge Bashir against such reckless statements!

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    • 18 May 2012 12:51, by Mustafa

      he is a retard and i admit it, i just want to understand one thing, why does your president wear a cow boy hat with a black suit ?

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      • 18 May 2012 13:06, by Akol Liai Mager

        You know what, just go and ask him. Kiir is a free president. He is not wanted at Hague nor elsewhere including Khartoum. The real questions that people are asking themselves all over the world are, 1. When would Bashir be apprehended and handed over to the Hague since he is refusing to turn himself in? 2. Would Bashir plea not guilty after admitting having killed 10,000 people?

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      • 18 May 2012 17:08, by zulu

        Did you not see Nigerian President, Jonathan Johnson wear a hat and black suit? Or are you confused as a color blind person?

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      • 19 May 2012 06:12, by Joseph Canada

        MUSTAFA, NOW THATS A GOOD QUESTION TO ANSWER. ITS A QUESTION OF TRYING TO REALLY GET TO KNOW THE PERSON AND HIS SYMBOLISM.
        OUR PRESIDENT IS WAERING THAT TO LOOK COOL. MAN IN BLACK. THE COWBOY HAT IS NOT THAT OF TEXAS BUT ITS THE JUBA STYLE.
        I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO SOUTH AND WHEN YOU COME, YOU WILL BE FREE TO WAER ANY SYMBOL THAT MAKE YOU COOL SO START PARKING AND JOIN FREEDOM!!

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  • 18 May 2012 13:29, by SEE ME

    Attensin NCP:

    Iam not pro-NCP
    I give you free advice: Don’t allow "DIVIDE & RULE" to be injected in you.
    Outsiders want to destroy the whole Sudan .
    Pls do every thing to unite all Sudanese peoples.

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    • 18 May 2012 13:48, by Akol Liai Mager

      This advice does not help at all due to the vagueness of the word "everything". Only diagnosing the problem leads to a solution/treatment of that problem. In regard to Old Suda problem, there are only two diagnosed problems namely; Islamisation and Arabisation programs. Malik Agar and Abdelwahid Nur will soon solve these problems So, there is no need for vague advices.

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      • 18 May 2012 13:55, by SEE ME

        IT IS THE: “DIVIDE & RULE”-THAT HAS BEEN PLANNED AND UNDER THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS IN THE GREATER DARFUR.

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      • 18 May 2012 13:57, by SEE ME

        IT IS THE: “DIVIDE & RULE”-THAT HAS BEEN PLANNED AND UNDER THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS IN THE GREATER DARFUR.

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  • 18 May 2012 13:51, by SEE ME

    Attensin NCP:

    LET’S FORGET WHAT DIVIDE US AND DISCOVER WHAT UNITE US?

    And we will close all doors for the outsiders the enemy of ISLAM who are viruses for our unity

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    • 18 May 2012 14:08, by Akol Liai Mager

      Again, the Outsiders that have created the current chronic problems in Old Sudan are; Islamisation and Arabisation because they are not Africans nor Sudanese. You have to understand that our values are so different becuase we value lives, inclusion and freedom, and Arabs and Muslims only value taking lives and confisicating freedom’s rights.

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      • 18 May 2012 14:31, by SEE ME

        ATTENTION AFRICANS !!—
        THE NEW WHITE COLONIZATIONISTS ARE USING HUMANITARIAN AID AS POWERFUL TOOL FOR -“DIVIDE & RULE IS HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE

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        • 18 May 2012 14:34, by Akol Liai Mager

          Again, the Outsiders that have created the current chronic problems in Old Sudan are; Islamisation and Arabisation because they are not Africans nor Sudanese. You have to understand that our values are so different becuase we value lives, inclusion and freedom, and Arabs and Muslims only value taking lives and confisicating freedom’s rights.

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        • 18 May 2012 15:42, by Lang

          Don’t blame everything on outsiders.
          There has never been unity in Sudan.
          These borders in Africa were created by Europeans, the division among people have always been here.

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      • 18 May 2012 17:30, by SEE ME

        "copy and paste" attractive words but think deeply about the true meanings and expressions.

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  • 18 May 2012 14:35, by SEE ME

    SO LET’S UNITE AND FILL OUR SEAT AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY (IC).

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  • 18 May 2012 15:11, by SEE ME

    Attensin NCP:
    Your party is made of all villages, towns and cities of Sudan.

    PLS & PLS don’t let outsiders to agitate you.

    Be good listeners and reply them objectively.

    If they ask about genocides in Sudan, your reply shoud be "ABU GHAREEB first".

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    • 18 May 2012 15:39, by Akol Liai Mager

      So you are killing African Sudanese because Americans have done so to Iraqis? It is a matter of time that separate you from this evils Islamic and Arab rules in Old Sudan and that of in-coming New Sudan rule.

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      • 18 May 2012 16:22, by SEE ME

        When we say ’be objective’ we typically mean a number of things:

        •Be unemotional, not getting agitated or distressed in any way.
        •See things as they really are, not from a personally biased viewpoint.
        •Be neutral, understanding both points of view.

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      • 18 May 2012 16:24, by SEE ME

        Objectivity is the opposite of subjectivity.

        A person who has a subjective viewpoint sees things only from their own position, complete with all biases, internal mental models and so on.

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  • 18 May 2012 17:10, by sudani ana

    To Akol

    "Our values are different because we value life" You make me laugh. You value life????? Three thousand people dead in Jongley state over COWS. Sound more to me like you value cattle more than human life. Not to mention thousands of abducted children.

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    • 18 May 2012 23:19, by zulu

      Sudani
      The moral paradigm you are drawing are surely not diametrical. the values may be diferent but the end is death. you stone a woman for adultry, but let loose the rapist is mind boggling.
      how many milliond ss killed because of their color and religion? the sets of values do not justify the means. those killed for cows n for religion all are insane.

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    • 19 May 2012 03:39, by Akol Liai Mager

      I just heard you as saying the 2.5 millions South Sudanese, 300,000 Darfurians and 1millions Nuba people slaughter in cold blood by the Khartoum’s racist successive regimes are the evidences that Arabs and Muslims value lives? 28 peaceful Generals were laughter in cold blood in Khartoum to mark the end of Rammadan, was that value for lives? Al-Bashir is wanted internationally for being life taker

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      • 19 May 2012 05:58, by SEE ME

        That is the Falsification of Records

        That is the Falsification of Records

        That is the Falsification of Records

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        • 19 May 2012 06:24, by Akol Liai Mager

          What about the admission of Criminal Al-Bashir having killed 10,000 Darfurians, is it also a falsification? Just turn up with your criminal president, his cousin, Uncle, their messenger Haroun and answer Mr Ocampo’s questions at Hague.

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          • 19 May 2012 06:30, by Akol Liai Mager

            The legacy of Arab and Muslim rule in Old Sudan has been, and will always be Genocides, Ethnic Cleansing, War Crimes and Crimes against humanity, racism, local terrorism against innocent civilians, associate with international terrorist groups and denial of women’s rights to live and the list of darkness goes on and on.

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  • 20 May 2012 07:55, by SEE ME

    "JUBA, 18 May 2012 (NASS) –The South Sudanese Diaspora in US-Canada has declared to support the President of the Republic, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, to realize peace in the country."

    Is it true that all southern sudanese in USA and CANDA have converted from CHRISTIANS to JEWS(Diaspora)?

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    • 20 May 2012 11:53, by Akol Liai Mager

      South Sudanese are free to chose which ever way they want to worship, and thanks they have not converted to Islam the man-made religion that will soon be finished of by Ms Ayaan Ali Hersi.

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