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Sudan’s military council welcomes Ethiopian mediation


Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed (L) shakes hand with Sudan's TMC leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on 7 June 2019 (SUNA photo)
June 8, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Transitional Military Council (TMC) Saturday welcomed the Ethiopian mediation, reiterating it was open to negotiating a satisfactory solution.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was in Khartoum on Friday where he held with the Sudanese stakeholders including the TMC, the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) in an attempt to narrow the gaps between the two parties over the transitional institutions.

In a statement released 24 hours after the one-day visit, the Council on Saturday thanked the Ethiopian government for its "generous initiative" and its keenness to bring the views closer together.

"The military council, which appreciates this initiative, stresses its openness and keenness to negotiate to reach satisfactory understandings leading to national consensus (...), leading to the establishment of a democratic transformation (...) and the peaceful alternation of power in the country."

Abiy was in Khartoum at the request of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, which asked him as head of the IGAD regional block to initiate mediation to ensure the handover of power to civilian-led authority after suspending Sudan’s membership in the African Union.

Opposition sources say the Ethiopian Prime Minister left behind one of his advisers to continue contacts with the two sides and he pledged to return again if there was any breakthrough in the talks.

Abiy reportedly put forward a proposal to deal with the sticking point related to the chairmanship and the composition of the Sovereign Council. He proposed a rotating presidency and to compose it of eight civilians and seven militaries.

The opposition FFC demanded that a number of confidence-building measures are taken by TMC the before embarking on talks through the Ethiopian mediator.

These measures include the TMC acknowledgement of its responsibility for the killing of peaceful protesters at the protest site on 3 June, the formation of an international committee to investigate the bloody raid, and release of political prisoners and prisoners of war, ensuring public freedoms and press freedom, withdrawing military forces deployed in the streets and lifting the ban on Internet service before talking engaging in the political process.


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  • 9 June 11:23, by Pakuai

    Good luck with that creeps, l will be damned if we are not going to bomb you cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, your Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Northern Nigeria terrorists, some Bantuses, White Americans, English people, French legions out if Central Africa republic (CAR), white English, White Americans, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab state financiers, their Bantuses and some of their creeps here in our region are going to be always used by foreign masters to achieve their dirty intrigues in our Country and over our people>>>

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    • 9 June 11:35, by Pakuai

      We are going to kill this *Abiye Mohammed* creeps, for those South Sudanese in the know, can you fellows recalled, " a few months ago, this Mr. Abiye Mohammed with Mr. Afewaki of Eriterea, came and *lecture the South Sudanese fools of Mr. Salva Kiir and Co.* With their *so-called African and regional integration*??!! My arse, This same Abiye Mohammed was asked by our *enemies* to bring Back Mr. Riek Machar from Adis Ababa immediately after he was sworn by former lord>>>>

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      • 9 June 12:16, by Pakuai

        his Riek Machar from *South Africa, came and asked his Salva Kiir* fool to go and ’knelt down to him’ this Mr. Abiye Mohammed asked his Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir to take ’Riek Machar and his Salva Kiir’ fools to go and use them as he so damned wish. Mr. Riek Machar and Mr. Salva Kiir went and negotiated their so-called *R-ARCISS* and some of their creeps their lies after lies that the *North Sudanese army* control ’South Sudan’s oil fields in South Sudan>>>>

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        • 9 June 12:25, by Pakuai

          Really, Mr. Salva Kiir even asked their Riek Machar puppet/stooge to haul his *arse* back to South Sudan, but he refused, Mr. Salva Kiir even asked Mr. Riek Machar to *go to Italy*, where he [Mr. Salva Kiir], a Catholic going boy, to go and pray to pope Francis, Mr. Pope Francis even went and knelt down and kissed their feet. Mr. Salva Kiir asked Mr. Riek Machar to come back to South Sudan, to form the so-called *transitional government*, the criminal doesn’t want to come>>>>

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          • 9 June 12:36, by Pakuai

            to South Sudan, he [Mr. Riek Machar] and his foreign backers * from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their AU, IGAD, their evil juus ( so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creeps in between think, they, that they can *used their Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Adwok Nyabe and some of their creeps* who have sold themselves to their *UN ONE WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT, AFRICA and REGIONAL INTEGRATION* nonsense>>>>

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            • 9 June 12:50, by Pakuai

              Fellows, l am the one who will help bomb *North Sudan and the so-called israel* to near EXTINCTION and get AWAY it. We are here fools. We don’t consider these VERMIN ANYONE, we are going to bomb the *mighty US, French and Djibouti* into RED SEA BEFORE WE BOMB* YEMEN and SAUDI Arabia to NOTHING Or ZERO, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. We have taken by our Gambella region. We are going to kill this * Abiye Mohammed* piece of trash. How many ’a Nyuaks or Nuers’ are in *Abesh (so-called Ethiopia) government?>>>>>

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              • 9 June 13:00, by Pakuai

                Almost *zero*, our Nuer ’ke nyantoc’ don’t even own ’our Gambella region’ our Anyuaks own our Gambella region. Our Gambella region has been taken by these creeps and the *World bank took most of our Gambella * and is being *used to produce food for the consumption* in GULF ARAB STATES criminals. But tell these FACTS to our ’Ke nyantoc’ and most of their lowly informed fools that their so-called ALLIES or UNCLES are not their allies or uncles, but their REAL ENEMIES>>>>

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                • 9 June 23:15, by Malakal county Simon


                  Don’t talk about something you have no a clue of, it’s quite embarrassing when you cannot elaborates further.. When did Gambella Region became an Anyuak Land??

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                  • 9 June 23:24, by Malakal county Simon


                    Please just focus on your daily drugs intakes!!

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