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U.S. top diplomat for Africa visits Sudan to encourage power transfer

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Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs (Photo State Deprt)
June 11, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy will hold talks with Sudanese stakeholders on Wednesday to encourage the resumption of talks over power transfer to a civilian government.

Nagy’s visit to Khartoum comes within an African tour from 12 to 23 June to Sudan, Mozambique, and South Africa to discuss bilateral relations and to highlight the importance of democracy, human rights.

"In Sudan, he will meet with members of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council," said a statement released by the State Department.

"He will call for a cessation of attacks against civilians and urge parties to work toward creating an enabling environment between the FFC and TMC for talks to resume," further said the statement.

The killing of over 100 peaceful protesters by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on 3 June triggered condemnation from the U.S. lawmakers and activists who increased pressures on Washington to take swift action to prevent further attacks by the notorious militiamen who committed atrocities and grave human right violations in Darfur.

President Trump who cancelled the post of US special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan has finally accepted to reappoint the former special envoy for Sudan Donald Booth as special adviser to the assistant secretary for African affairs.

Booth who worked closely with the former government of ousted Omer al-Bashir and Sudanese opposition will be in Nagy’s delegation to Khartoum.

In Addis Ababa, he will meet with African Union representatives and Ethiopian government officials to discuss the situation in Sudan and efforts to support a political solution.

Reports from Khartoum say the FFC and TMC will ink an agreement on the formation of the transitional institutions. As the military council finally has accepted to give the opposition the presidency of the Sovereign Council and the majority of its membership.

Freeze assists of TMC’s generals

In an op-ed published in Politico on Tuesday, George Clooney and John Prendergast called on the U.S. Congress and President Trump’s Administration to freeze and seize assets of Sudan’s military leaders responsible for brutal attacks on peaceful protesters.

The two activists urged strong actions including targeted sanctions against the members of the ruling junta and actions by the U.S Treasury, aimed at preventing an escalation of mass violence in Sudan.

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  • 12 June 09:09, by Pakuai

    Diplomacy has never a bad idea everyone around the World knows this simple fact. But the US and the West in general kind of diplomacy is quite out of step with modern realities. The US and many European countries still rely on their 19th century conquest of Africa and other parts of world diplomatic files. But some former colonies are aren’t those 19th century bullsh*ts some of these days.>>>

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    • 12 June 09:24, by Pakuai

      The US and her Western allies is all about to control other countries, resources and their politicians, otherwise, the US and Western allies think, that they don’t have leverage over a particular country. That is in other words, the US and the West is ’humanitarian aid, donations and human rights diplomacy’. Or a diplomacy of ’coercion, extortion and intimidation’----that you are not ’with us, then you are against us’. And there are some African fools who have made these US and the Europeans wicked diplomacy take dipped a deep hole into African countries>>>

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      • 12 June 09:32, by Pakuai

        If there were no African criminals who always look for these European and American masters to enthrone into power in Africa countries. The US and the European countries should be keeping their distances and follow strict diplomatic protocols. And if they don’t then they can easily be kicked out and nothing the criminals can do. There is no country the the US and the European diplomacy ever been nasty than here in South Sudan>>>

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        • 12 June 09:45, by Pakuai

          Since Any any one through to Adis Ababa peace agreement in 1972 and how the negotiations with then government was controlled was quite coercive and intimidating. The agreement came and collapsed ten years later in 1983. The SPLM/A challenged the criminals in Khartoum, North Sudan and when the SPLM/A captured almost the whole of then Southern Sudan and some parts of Southern Blue Nile and on the verge to Khartoum, North Sudan. The US and the West tapped their *Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe and Joseph Oduho* to stage a coup against the SPLM/A with some absurd claims>>>

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      • 12 June 09:54, by Pakuai

        If there were no African criminals who always look for these European and American masters to enthrone into power in Africa countries. The US and the European countries should be keeping their distances and follow strict diplomatic protocols. And if they don’t then they can easily be kicked out and nothing the criminals can do. There is no country the the US and the European diplomacy ever been nasty than here in South Sudan>>>

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      • 12 June 09:55, by Pakuai

        If there were no African criminals who always look for these European and American masters to enthrone into power in Africa countries. The US and the European countries should be keeping their distances and follow strict diplomatic protocols. And if they don’t then they can easily be kicked out and nothing the criminals can do. There is no country the the US and the European diplomacy ever been nasty than here in South Sudan>>>

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