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SPLM-North and JEM agree to work against Sudan’s NCP


August 7, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) North and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said today they agreed to work with all the Sudanese political forces to re-establish democracy in the country.

SPLM-North and JEM recently carried out a joint military attack on one of the Sudan Armed Forces garrison in Southern Koredofan. The Sudanese army confirmed the attack but said it repelled the assailants

Yasir Arman, SPLM-North Secretary General and JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim "agreed to work with all the forces of democratic change to raise the country from thetotalitarianism to democratic transformation,” said a statement released by the Darfuian movement on Sunday.

Yasir discussed over the phone with Khalil Ibrahim — who is hosted by the government of Muammar Gadaffi since May 2010 — the current political situation and future of the country after the secession of the South Sudan.

"The two parties discussed the future of the Second Republic in light of the complexities facing the Sudanese people as result of the oppressive policies carried out by the National Congress Party," said the statement.

Khalil and Yarman further discussed the issues of peace in Sudan and how to ensure equal citizenship rights to all the Sudanese and ways achieve democratic transition.

Different rebel officials from the two sides did not rule out a political alliance between the rebellion in Southern Kordofan and Darfur armed groups who fight against the government since eight years.

However, the perspective of such alliance, would complicate the settlement of pending issues between the north and South Sudan governments and bring more tension to the already edgy relations between the two sides.

Khartoum accuses Juba of supporting both the SPLM, their comrades in arms during long years in Southern Kordofan and Darfur rebel groups.

Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir rejected a framework agreement brokered by the AU panel and inked by his assistant Nafie Ali Nafie and the SPLM-North leader Malik Aggar on 28 June.

Bashir said talks should be conducted inside the country and without international mediator stressing that no more internationally sponsored peace process to settle internal conflicts.

The Sudanese president also blasted JEM rebels who are part of the Doha process and said the Qatari sponsored process is the last on Darfur conflict.


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  • 8 August 2011 10:02, by victor sani

    Bravo Yasir

    keep it up man

    NCP are playing dirty Game to you Guys in the north .

    IHope the SPLA north will deal with NCP .
    also my Advise to Jem to Listen to Yasir and when you peope unity more you will Achiev your Goal in the North Sudan
    best Regards


  • 8 August 2011 10:40, by Ayuen deng

    Good decision Yasir Armaan you will change the history of sudan once again to unity state if you can mobilize the people of darfur to joint the movenment which fight for right of people sudan.

  • 8 August 2011 13:53, by sudinka

    Dear Readers the decision is correct but implementation of this need to be establish to remove that regime through all mean.

    • 8 August 2011 18:08, by mohammed ali

      They cannot do anything in thr north as they couldn’t do for 20 years.Seperation was achieved through negotation , not through. If the SPLA wants to fight a proxy war they will loose it.

      You will not loose anything , you will just enjoy your beer in you asylum places. The poor, starving and marginalized southerners sufferng will increased and the new state will collapse from inside as a result from the inside fighting as long as there is a proxy war!

  • 8 August 2011 18:39, by Sundayw

    This is the only strategic alliance that will save Sudan from further disintegration. JEM and SPLM-N are both fighting for the voices of millions of marginalized Sudanese and it is only logical that they work together. I don’t see how this could complicate ongoing negotiations between the RoS and RoSS. Both countries would benefit from trade and security. However, what the RoS does within its borders to create insecurity is not the business of RSS.

    • 8 August 2011 19:30, by mohammed ali

      What the GOSS or RoSS does in it’s borders is absolutely it’s own business.What it does in our country is not it’s business , it’s interference in our business and we have the full right to retaliate and we can do that!

      There are much more marginalized people in the south than in the north. When 50% of the population are starving while the big fat cats of the SPLA enjoying looting more than $ 2 billions and 10% of the total of the country is sold for 4 cents/ hectar or 0.0004 of a cent / sq.meter is sold; I can call this nothing but sever humulating marginalization. When the big fat cats of the SPLA are keeping their families and childrens in luxutious mansion in the first class countries while the poor and needy are struggling to get a piece of kasva bread I can call this nothing but degrading and devastating humulation.

      RoSS should concentrate on it’s own problems before talking about our problems!

      • 9 August 2011 04:50, by Sundayw

        I think the alliance between JEM and SPLM-NS is long overdue. This should be a wake-up call for the NCP and its cronies to start worrying. This is a matter concerning marginalization in North and has nothing to do with affairs in a totally different country. It is better to concentrate on resolving your differences than trying a futile attempt to point out nonexistent problems in the RoSS.

        I dare the RoS to ’retaliate’ against the RoSS. Your best retaliation is economic embargo but we are working around solving that too. RoSS will be in a position to defend its borders should RoSS and its corrupt and incompetent leadership trying any mischief. We did not want to jeopardize our march towards independent by being lured into a conflict that would have created unnecessary problems for us. Now, things are different; we have the capacity and means to defend our territorial integrity.

  • 8 August 2011 20:22, by kinagonago

    Mr. Proxy War,

    SPLA had fought your "masters" arabs for 22 years and they didn’t defeat the SPLA. Negotiation was a result of "nobody defeated" and the international community thought of bring two sides on the tables.
    How many talks did the SPLA and your Khartoum regimes did in Nigeria and it fails?

    Continua aluta!

    • 8 August 2011 21:23, by mohammed ali


      You are absolutely right , nobody was defeated. If you want t o continue with what you call " continua aluta" , it would rather be better to do it in your own country by feeding your people, allevaiting their poverty, offer them schools and medical care on top of peace.

      It will be much more fruitful to come and give them and share their sufferings , instead of living as a parsite , thousands miles away from them and preaching war and hatred over a bottle of beer!

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