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Former Sudanese soldiers protest over salary payment delay


January 20, 2008 (KHARTOUM) – Former soldiers of the Sudanese army on Saturday blocked main boulevards in the capital leading to HQ of the army in protest against no-payment of salary and other dues.

Hundreds of former Sudan Armed Forces soldiers went on a rampage in Khartoum last Saturday in protest at the government’s failure to pay them. The demonstration caused a traffic jam in downtown Khartoum after the soldiers blocked bridges and main streets in the capital for over four hours.

The police cordoned off the site but did not intervene, and the demonstrators closed the roads leading to the leadership and blocked traffic for long hours during work hours on Sunday.

The soldiers demanded payment pf their holiday pay, cash advances from their pension and post service benefits.

The spokesperson of Sudan’s army said that they are demanding cash advances which are approved on a case by case basis. He said the others are demanding holiday pay and work is underway to disburse these payments.


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  • 21 January 2008 04:46, by John Amule de Lokolong

    Ha ha ha ha ha sound like am listening to my top music in my room.Am sorry for you guys to complain about money from NCP,do you think that you have been employed for money or Mr Beshir was considering you as his servants,bad luck i think you better keep doing whatever he told you to do slaves has no power over his/her rights so what are you trying to show.I can smell that you Sudanese chameleons are trying to protest because your rights are now in power as SPLA are in power over Sudan.but its too later you kill your brother,sisters and now you are changing your colour to South how can this be solve in your view.any way not a problem but has internal effects to those who have experience bad things as your result.Its time right now to understand as written BE WHERE U RE. because next time if things go left right then **blame yourself.

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    • 21 January 2008 09:03, by Peter Aarai

      sounds very funny, that Sudanese armies are on street demanding their salary payment. yea, Mr. John Lokolong, I agree u on that point. I was wonder why Sudan national army are on protest for not being pay? how come Bashir and his NCP members didnt pay NCP soldiers money? I know now those who didnt got pay are Southern Sudanese, Western Darfurian, dugback soldiers who joins northern army to get piece of bread by killing his brothers, sisters and rapping his mother. honestly, I support NCP by not pay them because they are being used to do all of they killing in the Southern Sudan, Darfur and Southern Blue, Nuba Mountain. how funny is this!! what next? Welcome on street soldiers. there is no other ways or doors to exit northern Sudan(NIF) except SPLA/M IN THE SOUTH. AGAIN WELCOME TO JOIN US AND GET YOUR FULL PAYMENT OR SERVICES U DID.

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      • 21 January 2008 10:31, by John Amule de Lokolong

        See Mr Peter Aarai this people are really idiots in their mind turning to South and shotting their brothers SPLA.they have been supervise by Arabs as sheep to shot themselves with their brother in South.See what they are doing,in their view they beleive that if NCP delay or refuse the money,to act their in protest then they will turn to SPLA because SPLA has the power over many resources in Sudan.its easy to understand how human being always behave

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