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Sudan President to hold meeting with SPLM’s Aggar


August 1, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – A high-profile meeting is due to be held within 48 hours between Sudan’s president Omer Al-Bashir and the chairman of the armed opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), Malik Aggar, to discuss containment of military escalation in the country’s border state of South Kordofan, Sudan Tribune has learnt.

Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir (L) and Malik Agar, head of the northern branch of the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM)

Sudan’s government reneged on a framework agreement it signed last month with the SPLM in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on new political and security arrangements in South Kordofan, which degenerated into a state of war between Sudan army and SPLM/A fighters since 6 June.

The deal, which was brokered by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP), provided for the integration of SPLA fighters into Sudan army and recognition of the SPLM northern sector as a “legal political party in Sudan.”

President Al-Bashir later disavowed the deal, publicly faulting his negotiator and senior presidential assistant Nafi Ali Nafi and citing objections to the accord’s recognition of the SPLM in north Sudan.

Al-Bashir said the SPLM must conform to the requirements of political parties’ registration and ordered the army to sustain its military operations in South Kordofan until it is “purged” and SPLM’s leader in South Kordofan Abdul Aziz al-Hilu is “arrested.”

Informed sources told Sudan Tribune that Al-Bashir is expected to arrive within 48 hours in Al-Damazin town, the state capital of the Blue Nile, to meet Aggar who returned to the state he governs after a long period of absence.

Sudan Tribune’s sources added that the decisive meeting is expected to discuss the situation in South Kordofan and ways to end the conflict there.

The potential meeting of Al-Bashir and Aggar comes two days after Nafi Ali Nafi, who is also vice-president of Al-Bashir’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP), appeared to be softening his stance towards the SPLM, saying in a public rally that his party recognizes the SPLM as “an entity” in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

He, however, stopped short of saying that the former guerrilla movement is recognized as a countrywide political party.

On 21 and 22 July, the leadership of the SPLM’s northern sector held a meeting in South Kordofan and concluded that any future talks with the NCP over South Kordofan must be conducted through “a third party” and “outside Sudan.”

Yasir Arman, secretary-general of the SPLM, warned that the NCP’s attempt to wriggle out of the South Kordofan deal could lead to an all-out war engulfing all of Sudan’s marginalized peripheries of South Kordofan, Blue Nile and the already-restive region Darfur.

The fighting in South Kordofan erupted after Sudan army moved to carry out its earlier threats to disarm SPLA fighters in the area following the secession of South Sudan.

According to UN agencies, more than 72,000 people fled the fighting which intensified as Sudan army resorted to the use of aerial bombardment amid credible reports of ethnic targeting of South Kordofan’s African Nuba population.

A report produced by the UN Mission in Sudan concluded that “especially egregious” acts committed by SAF and its allied paramilitary forces in the course of the conflict amounts to “war crimes and crimes against humanity.”


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  • 2 August 2011 06:11, by George Bol

    The people of South Kordufan and South Blue Nile should be aware about the NCP gimmicks they always used against the will of marginalize people.

    Malik Agar and the other senior SPLM/A North should be watching their shoulders because we people of South Sudan has understood the works of North Khartoum for centuries. They might have adapted the cold war with the SPLM/A North sector,and that is why they relief their tune at the moment.

    The NCP/Khartoum are good at dishonoring any agreement,and this perhaps might happened before the consultation. The senior leaders in SPLM/A should be careful with these Arab North because they always think that if the kill the powerful leader would be there strength,but always not at all.

    My advise to SPLM/A North is to stay away from the NCP because they are frustrated and weak government. Please,make your way to the South or government yourselves without North. Thanks

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    • 2 August 2011 06:18, by Khartoum92

      Why are you always in Sudans affairs??? why don’t you stop worrying about Sudan and start worrying about your shitwhole country and what it will face soon, mark my word those drunkies in juba wont be there for long a big rebel strick in the south is in planning the south needs a new government that is not disrespectful this ...

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      • 2 August 2011 06:52, by DeltaBravo

        ahahahahahahah Khartoum2 is crying, arm them and let them come over you will here the news from them in Prison soon same way we did to SAF who came to SouthSudan to disarm SPLA and they end up as POW. You are frustrated about our separation from Sudan. Your jealousy will not last long. You people pretend to be good Muslim at day time and at night you do some dirty things. How are you going to imposed SHARIA LAW over majority who have been fighting for freedom. I repeat again arm them as you are working day and night to destabilise our Country,but it wont help you people. With SHARIA LAW in your Country the war will not stop unless you excepte the reform.

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        • 2 August 2011 07:15, by Khartoum92

          Cry about what?? the fighting is in South Kourdufan it doesn’t affect me, those rebels fighting in south kourdufan are doing nothing but hurting themselves and their family’s they don’t hurt me or my family there is nothing to cry about soon or later those rebels will be brought to justice and south kourdufan will be ruled by Sudan whether they like it or not.. And as to the South, soo far the spla have proven they are incapable of ruling the South they need to be changed we support anybody that is for changing the government of South Sudan to a more friendly government that listens to Sudan

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          • 2 August 2011 07:42, by DeltaBravo

            You are usless small mind person. Those rebel are not even capable to rule themselves. This day even devil want to talk about Democracy. You yourselves are incapable in Khartoum that is why your Leaders are trying to use SHARIA LAW to support their political agenda and empty mind will sit there and believe what they say. Just train and arm them we are ready to repel them back to Your Master Bashir and wait the entire NCP and their SLAVE are going to be in prison soon.

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          • 2 August 2011 12:05, by Superkuol

            President Al Bashir’s scheduled visit to Nile Nile state is a clear indication that the NCP is paying heavy price as well as losing ground in the on-going war in South Kordofun state. Can you imagine, the president who should be the one visited consulting his sub-ordinate? The SPLM in the North unlike other political parties is a very powerful political and military organisation that can’t be disregarded and will surely bring desired changes for which it was formed to the brutal North.

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      • 2 August 2011 09:43, by Sam.Eto

        Aggar is first Governor of Blue Nile state, so ST dont get your nickers in a twist.

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      • 2 August 2011 10:53, by eye-of-an-eye

        Is quite clear that there a cold war against my brothers in both, South Kordufan and blue nile states, we don’t want our brothers in those area to continues murdered by you criminal, they must watch out, they should not believe what Bashir promise them, we have known all the games you played to South for quite long time.

        Nafi and Bashir were scared when Armen warned that the NCP’s attempt to wriggle out of the South Kordofan deal could lead to an all-out war engulfing all of Sudan’s marginalized peripheries of South Kordofan, Blue Nile and the already-restive region Darfur.... I totaly ignored Agar, Al Hilu or any Darfur rebel group not to put Bashir(NCP)promises into consideration otherwise they will regret later. Khortoum goverment has special way of killing since they poisoning black african real Sudanese street boys in Khortoum town early this year by the uand is now using the same method to. we have a clear identification on that.

        For sure the war will soon engulfing the whole of North Sudan before the end of this year, the only way to get peace in North Sudan is by overthrowing the Bashir Goverment and that the president is to be from Blue Nile, South Kordufan and Darfur region.

        That’s all.

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      • 2 August 2011 15:56, by God Knows

        God knows what you talking about.

        Sudan’s affairs or bulshiit, what we know is South has become a Country now and will always be able to fight Sudan. Khartoum will never bribe Southerners these days.

        So stop saying such words. You must be out of your mind. If you think Iam lying, try South. You will be grinded and smashed into pieces like a groundnuts and then Khartoum will be nowhere.

        No thanks.
        God Knows.

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    • 2 August 2011 09:20, by Sudani Logik

      Its funny how these fake Arabs are so bitter at losing the South. They sound like those White supremacists who lost their rights to own slaves, pathetic bunch of people.

      Gen Malik Agar will tell Bashir exactly what its like, either you except inclusivity in North Sudan or you’ll eventually lose its that simple.

      Enough of this imposition of one identity and one religion bullshit they keep feeding the hapless masses.

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  • 2 August 2011 07:04, by Yale

    Be very careful Malik Agar we are not fighting for the money,we are fighting for justice and equality.Why Albashir want to meet you alone?. I do’nt want you to meet him because he is coming with something.Do’nt let that fool to deceive you.I did’nt want Arab in our side.If there is no peace in blue nile, we are ready any time to fight.

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    • 2 August 2011 10:32, by victor sani

      Dear Yale

      Malik Agar know what is doing in south Blue Nile
      since he Joint SPLA/SPLM .so there is no big worry about him .he will do the best.he know those Arab one by one .

      Malik give them nice leassion that they will never forget in their life .
      May Almighty god bless people of south blue Nil
      iwise also people of south blue nile to stand togather with malik agar for the sack of their people in SBN .

      thanks you all.


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  • 2 August 2011 07:30, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    Agger already have the concept for self depend, and stronge discusion on all problems, don’t give up or follow their desir, they will not disarmy in any actions. We need peace and protection for civilan and all people in South Blue Nile. May God be with us all to protect us, in our struggle to defeated the enemy which are against us by the power of Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus, Keep on Praying to our Living God Almighty,who free the captive from the oppressers.

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    • 2 August 2011 09:23, by Kalo

      Agar leave Nuba alone if you fear to fight fucken Arabs/NCP,if you are with us wake up from your sleeping ,what the NCP did to Alhilu during elections,cheating and trick to capture him during the meeting in Kadugli will be done to you in the same way.The fake people like Khartoum 92 said that the war is not affecting them,soon the war will be in Khartoum and we shall see who will surrender.
      First of all,Albashir should apologize for what he said in Almugaled,Eastern Sudan and Dishonoring the Addis ababa frame work agreement.
      Nuba Mts Oyee,SPLA Oyee,Long live Nuba People,
      Struggle continuous,Struggle continuous.

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  • 2 August 2011 09:20, by Aleu

    Dear Malik Aggar and the rest of South Blue Nile State.

    You knew what the NCP and Omar al Bashir stand when it come to relationship between them. Every things have been tred and they violated. They have tried very hard to destroying South Sudan’s peace agreement and did not worked for them.

    The two States which are Southern Kordofan and your home State, the South Blue Nile were among CPA process although the CPA did not says, your State South Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan will vote with Southern Sudanese togethers but clearly, it does say, the two States will have their popular consulation to sitting down without Khartoum government interference and to figure out if the CPA and the Khartoum government satisfied your both sides.

    Khartoum government knows exactly that, they have failed in numbers of things that will not be count one and they decide poorly on May6,2011 and made orders saying, the SPLA/SPLM on both sides States must be disarming or moved along to South Sudan this is the most violation of the CPA and the world have been witness what the so call SAF did in Southern Kordofan State. Before the invaded Abyei, Omar al Bashir gave many speeches against Nubian people and the SPLA/SPLM in the Southern Kordofan State. He said, we fight in Abyei, South Kordofan and South Blue Nile even we can used nil in our hands and surely they did in Abyei and Southern Kordofan.

    Your SPLM Party held another agreement in Ethiopia and those representative of indictment Party NCP were all agrees and every side signed its papers unfortunately, after when they reaching to Khartoum HQ of dictatoship government in the Sudan. They reject publicly the deal which was signed leaving Africa Union wondering what attitudes of Khartoum leadership are. Obviously, Omar al Bashir was having a plan to creates West South Kordofan as a State claiming, these two States Southern Kordofan and South Blue Nile maybe they will choose to go with South Sudan and that was the secret from Omar al Bashir.

    Now what Omar al Bashir will tell.? He has violated the consulation of the CPA for two States supposedly, you guys should have made your determination about popular consulation and they violating the recently framework agreement in the Ethiopia.To be very honest with you guys, this greed desperate power in the real North Sudan would never do anything good especially, those who fought with them belief me or not this is the reality. I do not want to direct you come to South Sudan but it is up to you people in both sides two States to thinks carefully and be thoughtful about the Khartoum plan they would really never offers anything peaceful.

    Finally, I think you were rights to says, any talk with Khartoum government will need third Party, this is absolutely very correct one and you all SPLM and the SPLA in both sides States must not change cost, because they lost what they were supposed to follow from the beginning. Also don’t listen any gimmick hearsy from Khartoum saying, they will recognized the SPLM Party as a political Party this is another way of hidding to say, let us get them back first and we will deal with them one by one. You know more about Old Sudan government system but keep up and never accept any deal if not brought to third Party and that is all my advice to you and your SPLA/SPLM Colleagues.


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  • 2 August 2011 11:27, by God Knows

    Malik should fight for the right of his citizens.

    God Knows

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  • 2 August 2011 11:45, by Konan

    Don’t u get it suckers, we are no more living in same country, start worrying about your failed, primitive and devastated country. Mind your own business and leave us alone. We refused to give u our nationality. We refused to grant u the 4 Freedoms. U know why just to keep away from your ignorance, emptiness, horrible smell and bad breath..

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  • 2 August 2011 11:48, by modi Losombek

    Malik Agar, Abdal Aziz and the other senior SPLM/A North keep away from NCP because NCP love killing people.

    The people of S.Kordufan and South Blue Nile should be aware about the NCP traps they every time used against the choice of the entire marginalize people of Sudan since 1956.

    You the people of the cited areas above should be much concern/aware about your leaders such as Malik Agar, Abdal Aziz and the other senior SPLM/A North because NCP may downhearted you.

    These (NCP) are not new every marginalise people of Sudan since they come to power due to overnight Government in 1989. They torched people so much and therefore you the people of the above two area must open your eyes wider so that you are freed or unchained any more by these inhuman NCP.

    You know very well that NCP/Khartoum are always good at dishonoring of any agreement they signed and they are fond of killing the powerful leaders of marginalised people because they think if they do that there will be no strength to those marginalised at all.

    I would like to notify you SPLM/A North that you should stay away from the NCP because they thought are killing people and if you keep closer to them (NCP), you will always be mourning throughout your life.


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    • 2 August 2011 12:07, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      The best the marginalised of the north can do is to merge their might and confront mundukuru otherwise they will not be in peace without dislodging them from the republican palace in Khartoum. Be assure black Africa with the people of South Sudan are behind you. Your suffering is also the suffering of black Africa. Never allow yourselves be deceived with the Jallaba policy of divide and conquer.

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  • 2 August 2011 12:41, by ebony

    I really regret to see such comments packed of war , hatred, and racism and insulting others religion. Please please understand that stability there means staability in our country..to be honets why are you making a hero out of AL Hilo? Agar openly criticized his rash policy which led him to intiate poeple and harm thousands of people..if these are the comments of our educated people ..they just want to see war on the other said , revenge and avenge I would say RoSS please wiat may be you will have another FARSIGHTED people..

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