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Sudan’s Bashir excludes SPLM figures from his new list of advisers


July 8, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir today announced his new list of advisers almost a month after he was sworn in for a new term following his sweeping win in April’s elections.

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (AFP)

Bashir reduced the number of his advisers from 18 to 14 and left out members of the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) who previously served on his team of advisers including Mansour Khalid, William Ajal Deng and Andrew Makour.

It is not clear if the exclusion of SPLM figures was done at the request of the movement which is the dominant political power in the South.

Early next year, South Sudan will have their self determination referendum as a key provision of a 2005 peace deal which ended a decades-long war between north and south Sudan, a conflict which left two million people dead. It is widely expected that Southerners will choose independence after more than two decades of bitter civil war with the North.

Bashir’s decree kept leading figures from the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) such as Ghazi Salah Al-Deen Al-Attabani, Mustafa Osman Ismail and Salah Abdullah Gosh who was the former spy chief.

Bona Malwal, a prominent South Sudanese figure opposed to the former rebel movement, retained his post.

Among the newcomers into the advisers team are Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Al-Sheik Beesh, Raja Hassan Khalifa, and Agnes Lukudu, a southern member of Bashir’s ruling National Congress Party.


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  • 9 July 2010 07:22, by Matot de Akech Matot

    And so what Bashir ? you already know that south sudan shall get their right very soon even if you excluding them not get a position advisering you . They already tire of you man i thinks this term will be more shits on your ass , GOSS is opening his eyes full not one eye of 1972 . SPLM shall announced soon thier advisers list .

    • 9 July 2010 09:24, by Sala Gai

      Dear President of NIF

      You are right in exclude our killer who are with you since 1956 to present time which can not about there people suffering in the South mind you that, you NIF President and the people you push to come kill civilian will never bring any kind of Sudan Unity.

      Agnes Lukuduc and Bona Malual are Southern by skin not by heart

      By Salah Gai

      • 9 July 2010 10:23, by santos

        Ha ahaha what have you seen southeners Bashiir is compaigning for seperation that is why he ommits all southern figures and no doubt,politician are comouflaged in their activities.
        i appreciate what he did.if he appointed them again and soon they will rush to south in 5months time,he would have done nothing.

        • 9 July 2010 10:32, by John M. Atem

          Here we go folks! This is real a true Bashire.
          SPLM needs to watch out.

          • 9 July 2010 11:41, by Paul Ongee


            With or without SPLM advisers to the president of the Republic, Khartoum has been making separation attractive since day one of CPA. Did Khartoum listen one day to those SPLM advisers previously selected? No. Agness Lokudu and Bona Malual have already failed to define the words "freedom and equality; political, economic, cultural and social marginalization." They believe in imposed unity and treating symptoms of political crisis. If the self-proclaimed Sudanese Arabs look more African than Egyptians or Saudis how can Agness Lokudu and Bona Malual fit in? They just want to eat because they’re poor in heart as Khartoum always claims.

            Paul Ongee
            Khartoum, Sudan

      • 9 July 2010 12:23, by santos

        Ha ahaha what have you seen southeners Bashiir is compaigning for seperation that is why he ommits all southern figures and no doubt,politician are comouflaged in their activities.
        i appreciate what he did.if he appointed them again and soon they will rush to south in 5months time,he would have done nothing.

        • 9 July 2010 12:38, by Frak Cho

          Dear Southerners,

          True colours of "mundukuru" is forthcoming, no doubt. It’s upon you the Southerners to determine your destiny in January 2011.

          This time will mark your future that surely guid the next generation to come. You joke! then future will laugh at you!

    • 9 July 2010 13:53, by Biden Osire

      Yes it is now very clear and striaght forward that he has decided to act in the absence of the southerners and we encourage him go a head we need to see the true southerner after this refurundum leave Bona and Lukudu stay there and there relatives will soon join them in the north to come and confuse us during and after refurndum.
      Take care all southerners.many Juda Escariots are coming from all conrners to test ur capability.

      • 9 July 2010 14:39, by Amantiel Kem

        Thank you guys for all your comments on this article.it makes all the southerners proud of themselves if majority of them have known that NCP and Bashir himself are trying to derail their right.
        let’s not mind about Malwal and those he put in his advisory list from the south.Most of them were not present during the war and as such they don’t how we suffered in fighting that war they are enjoying its fruit today.
        They will not make sudan united by themselves. Those who sufffered in the war will not accept to suffer again neither do they like their children to suffer in future.
        I’m happy with what Bashir did b’se he awared majority of his position in seperation and unity of Sudan. He also made us understand why he failed in the last five years to develop something little in the South.
        I encourage you to keep up with that good analysis of political situation and that spirit of aiming for our own seperate Nation not united sudan.

    • 10 July 2010 01:43, by MJriaksdca

      Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at the King sitting majestically in his charming throne. Isn’t this what is killing us in Africa? Soon, we shall see Salva Kiir in his southern Throne, and we shall all be gnashing our teeth in pain. Now is time for politics. Lure all South Sudanese in good faith to help our Southern leaders achieve sitting like Bashir in his northern throne. We have already seen the glimse of that long live the king live of dictatorship in the election. I pray that myself or my children do not fall into the same oppressive jaws I have seen all my life with the soon becoming old Sudan.

      • 10 July 2010 20:51, by Kon Paul Awenchol

        Dear Southerners.

        When the prince of the high king engage in falsification dream no man can corrected him but he will still continue doing perilous anachronism that people does not opt for real.and so what if the SPLM is left out from advising list of Bashir,that is another way of making separation very conducive and attractive so let them stopped dragging their feet from Southern Sudan referendum.Bashir has been saying to people that he will be the first person to vote for separation but if he played against this then he can withdraw his bureaucrat policy.while people of the South must be active now to get a deamination for those Southerners who are in Northern Sudan because separation is out of day light by Bashir,Border demarcation is still being delay but make sure "A right delay is a right denied".

        Referendum is not a two horse race between the South and North but a choice for the people of Southern Sudan. Dear Southerners don’t let the new fashion of South be taken or spoiled by the boys who were just coming via street route following how to get money.The Garden of Eden will leave you not to experience a lot of this kind but you may be buried in a hole that is full of fire,a fire that can not be bless or switch off by somebody unless by the father of the Garden. you are there in that chilly home but you don’t know the corridors of the garden and the real owner can do and know every tree set which is in the garden.you have hung yourself by eliminating SPLM from advising you,ICC will now get a chance but when SPLM was there it was quiet good.you eat your own tears.


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