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Sudan’s rebels elect Malik Agar leader of their alliance


February 20, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Malik Agar, chairman of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) is elected president of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), an alliance of four rebel groups formally established in November 2011.

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Malik Agar (Reuters)

The rebel alliance released on Monday a press statement saying Agar was elected after a series of meeting for the leadership of the four groups in the areas held by the rebel SPLM-N in South Kordofan.

The leaders of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Gibril Ibrahim and the two factions of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) of Abdel Wahid Al-Nur and Minni Minnawi have been designated the SRF’s vice-presidents.

Abu Elgasim Imam al-Haj, of the SLM-AW who is appointed official spokesperson of the rebel alliance.

Sudan Tribune learnt that Abdel Aziz al-Hilu, SPLM-N deputy chairman, is chosen commander in chief of SRF joint military units.

The election of Agar and Hilu to the two leading political and military positions is explained by the failure of Darfur rebels to agree on who among them could fill the posts.

Gibril Ibrahim was proposed to take the SRF presidency but the other two Darfuri groups objected this choice, sources told Sudan Tribune.

Last August after the untimely announcement of Koda alliance between the SPLM and the two SLM factions, Yasir Arman, SPLM Secretary general, intervened to say talks are still going and that was not a final alliance pact. He also stressed that JEM is part of the process.

JEM leader Gibril Ibrahim is tasked as vice-president with foreign relations and humanitarian affairs, Abdel Wahed al-Nur as vice-president is responsible for political and regulatory affairs while Minni Minnawi is in charge of finance and administrative affairs.

The rebel alliance calls for the overthrow of the Sudanese government through political and military means. The members of the SRF say that as the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) refuses to come political settlement it has become a major obstacle for Sudan’s stability.

However, the major Sudanese opposition forces distanced themselves from the SRF and called for a negotiated solution saying more blood puts the integrity of the country at risk.

The NCP accuses Juba of supporting the alliance saying it uses it to get more concessions in the difficult talks on the pending issues, including Abyei, between the two sides since the independence of the South Sudan.

Khartoum also accuses Hassan al-Turabi’s party, Popular Congress Party and the Communist Party of working with the rebel alliance to overthrow the regime but the two political forces say the NCP launches such accusations to confiscate fundamental freedoms.


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  • 21 February 2012 09:36, by manyang mawech

    21 February 08:59, by manyang mawech

    What was on mind of Dr.Dictator during liberation of fired his deputies in movement? kerben kuanyin bol, Rok Thon and many more:at last, almost fired current president if there was no riek on that time then thing could look different now.

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    • 21 February 2012 09:42, by Kurnyel

      Yes I do support his election

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      • 21 February 2012 09:59, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        malik Agar Good on you my dear you are better in doing good job in your capacity,

        But make sure that you are going to fight with nuer militias the khartoum missionaies who love food then their land,
        But we will help,

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    • 21 February 2012 09:48, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Who is now under the shadow of our amnesty?
      Who has surrendered himself to SPLA/M?
      Who is under the the suspicious of could happen to him this day?
      Who was bashir boy friend?
      Who tried to overthrown the leadership throught tribal line?
      Who lelf left his own childern with single mother?
      the answers are your as intelligent people of the world,
      Death to those who does those,

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      • 21 February 2012 10:20, by Aarai Baka

        To DD SPLA/M

        Sometimes u make me laughing and mad. for those questions above are really needed to be answered by Kim deng, ruach ,gordon wang, gatnaath and likes groups. I dont wish them to death but they can looks themselves as stupid as food lover. they only fight on bone without meat. shame on them.

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        • 21 February 2012 11:33, by Ruach

          To Aaraki and Mangoor.Stupid ape called Aarai Baka.When did u become south sudanese Nyam-nyam?Go back to Cpongo-Uganda.I don’t want talk to foreigner.For Mangoor u were just copying our footsteps(self-determination).You now enjoy our visions of self determination.You look like a poor in UK prison because of Canival crimes charged against u by UK police.Thank to God!We will put to jail and if ....

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          • 21 February 2012 11:44, by Ruach

            u die there,u will be burried 100m deep and your grave will be beaten for 7 days.If u break the grave,u will start eating pple from your families and run to the bush making urself as lion!To anybody non-Dinka Lake State,Don’t attempt to follow unhorned cow at 5:30pm.That one is not a cow,it is mangoor Malual Agueng Beer and is a canival.It is a warning to every one!!Mangoor Malual aguengbeer

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            • 21 February 2012 12:11, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              Ruach Puot you are very funny but it does’t change my mind bro,
              Don’t talk like kids, talk like grown man or maybe you are very young that is why you talk stupid,
              If you talk like this, how would you teach your childerens?
              you are foolish boy with nothings in your head,

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              • 21 February 2012 13:07, by Ruach

                Mangoor Aguengber.Do u want me to hide the truth?Everybody knows this fact in South Sudan and I can’t hide it.If a person from Malual Aguengber family dies he/she should be burried 100m deep so that the dead will not break the grave.@ this time the grave should be beaten for 7days to make it strong.I wonder why the City of south sudan will be relocated there while it is the area of Canival.I afrai

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        • 21 February 2012 11:35, by Ramiran

          Aarai muslim.
          we, Nuer or Naath we don’t based on food, but we know what so call to day human right, because in Naath community you can get all of many tribes here in south sudan living together with Naath and all of them are citizins at the movement. therefor, food lover are dinka, nyamnyam and shilluk etc. imagine, how many muslims in above mentioned groups ? and what is a reason let them to be muslim ?

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          • 21 February 2012 15:13, by Madit

            Foolish fool, i am sorry to tell you in this article because there was no connection but since you are thinking blindly and forgetting your faking Nuer tribe /cattle raiders.Get it clearly Dinkas are not food lover like your tribe now do you know where your fricking Muslim Bashir got his children from ? Nuer are they ones pad to played with his wife because he is not functioning

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          • 21 February 2012 19:56, by Aarai Baka

            To ramiran

            my name is not Aarai muslim but Aarai Baka. to make things short, some nuer youth just looted the grains storage in Juba last month, what is that called food lover or thieves? either way still the same. for those who called me as Congolese or Uganda, Im pure Southern Sudanese born and raised here. my tribe is a third largest cattle keeper in South Sudan after Dinka and Nuer.

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      • 21 February 2012 12:59, by Tera meki

        Hi Guys,
        shameful to what is so called Slave-woman(spla dominated Dinka). All southerners have known Dinka very well, please do not turn your bad behaviours to Nuer.
        Nuer will kick out your husband Salva Kiir Mayardog and you Dinka dominated slavery but Kiir Akot will not be killed, because Nuer does not kill leaders like Dinka.


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      • 21 February 2012 21:13, by Marolditapei


        who died like a dog and screamed in helicopter like a coward for trying to oppress Dinka Ngok and Padang?

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    • 21 February 2012 10:05, by Cham Agok


      What is the relationship of your comments and this article?

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    • 22 February 2012 08:45, by Junub

      All Black people are united now to get out, Arab in Sudan.
      Mr. Agar we with you days/night.

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  • 21 February 2012 09:47, by John Juma DC

    Congratulation guys, this is a fantastic move Khartoum should see fire burning now, Agar we all know you with your teams to make different. never surrender and surrender we are monitoring the movers in the South here.

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  • 21 February 2012 09:57, by manyang mawech

    Kuanyin bol and Rok thon were not Nuer why they were in riek side not in dictator side damn.

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    • 21 February 2012 10:03, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      You lack intelligency, those you mentions donot have militias like your puot nyuon[teny dhurgon was a name of his grandfather witchcraft] they didn’t killed any single nuer person because they were not after power greedy,

      ahahahaha someone is under the shadow of our amnesty,
      who is that? = Riek

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    • 21 February 2012 12:11, by Red Army Batallion 7

      Mawech, do not called people’s names with your bad pronunciation. your dailect is lacking letter ’A’. Say ’A’ ’a’. His name was Arok THon Arok. not rok.Mind you, those you mentioned did not armed the malitias as your Riek did with the help from Jallaba.Riek ran for his own safety. If he were the true son of this land why did’t he fight his own front just like what it is in Darfur? Lielkun jinNuer

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  • 21 February 2012 10:03, by Cham Agok

    Where is Mohammed Ali and Jalaby,

    The game will started soon who will run, I sure you begin to dig for your own graves before you smell the bullets within the capital of Khartoum.

    can i give give you little advice, ask forgiveness from South Sudan then we will give a place of refugee. Otherwise these guys will hand you over to ICC including your boss.

    Congrats, to SRF

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  • 21 February 2012 10:19, by manyang mawech

    Our president was almost made a big mistake by telling the powerful man to resign without any reason. Hmm it was regrable by president. powerful man told our president to change his mind or signed the paper to declare war.but there was no choice he changed his mind woom. Who give D and F. IT WAS 2008.

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    • 21 February 2012 12:23, by Red Army Batallion 7

      Again Mawech, you missed once more. His name is not powerful but shameful man. If you don’t know that is why you always die like flies. Not untill the rule of law shall be tought in your community. Mark me right, what that kill a nuer man does not kill a man from other societies in the South. We died for the libration and you die as lotters or rather being use by the Jallaba. haaa ANYA 2

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      • 21 February 2012 21:09, by Marolditapei


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  • 21 February 2012 11:42, by morogot batal

    1989 we went with abdala aziz adam alhilu from torit to darfur.one of the greedy dinka comander make us fail to reach the goal and we end in jebl mara after we lost the direction but the little abdala aziz did in that time realy atracted me.that was also the place whereby i started to know the job of an army personal.i also witnessed him in E. Equatoriawhen wewere fighting SAF in nimule road

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    • 21 February 2012 12:43, by Red Army Batallion 7

      Where were you going? May be to lotes but where? what was the name of the task force? and in what Batallion and Liwa? Khoryom, Mormor.....say one. you are making it up man. i,m sure you were not one of us in the struggle. SPLA did’t ever opperated in Jebel Marra by that time.

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      • 21 February 2012 20:39, by morogot batal

        calling your self red army bn/7 shows that you are recruit or may be those who jump into spla by window.or may be you are those who went for exile. in 1989,do abdala azia with daud DIDNT came and met DR JOHN GARANG IN TORIT ?daud said he has 600 SOLDIERS in jebel mara. WE WENT AND DAUD WAS KILLED AND ABDALA AZIZ WITH US SERVIVED MUORMUOR AND KORYOM DESERTED.THERE WERE BSC PHASE 1,2,3,4.

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  • 21 February 2012 11:47, by morogot batal

    i believe we call him abdala aziz adam alhilu.but very soon, national criminal party. NCP will call him abdala aziz adam almurr.HEEEEEEEEEE.HA HA HA HA HA. guys i know the man very well

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  • 21 February 2012 15:20, by pabaak

    Of course SPLM are veterans in politics and war, they have experience of 22 years, so no doubt that Agar and AL-hilu are capable to lead the Revolution into next level, but overall,it is not about who lead what, it is about get the job done, which mean that it needs contribution from all of marginalizes people. And it is also give time to other leaders to gain experience to become good leaders

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  • 21 February 2012 16:10, by Dinkawarrior

    Congratulation SRF for the Unity, the Liberation of Sudanese people is in your hands! It’s just a matter of times but you’re almost there, Khartoum had been used by all (nyam-nyamists) as save heaven to sell our freedom! Be ready and we will be with you! Ngundeng, Gatluak-manguel, and Nyagat-nyam-nyam-machar will go to hell very soon! They’re all criminals.

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    • 21 February 2012 19:29, by Ruach

      Dinka thief!Gatluak Manguel Aguengber is not Nuer son,but was given this name by Nuer at the time when he was doing his canivalism with his Aunt Apiu Malual Aguengbeer.His father was Manguel Aguengber.They are Dinka Agaar from Lake State.Nuer are not canivals.I asked one guy today,do u eat Arabs?He said no.Their flesh is not delicious.My God!!These are the rite pple to be eaten,not ur mothers!!!

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  • 21 February 2012 18:59, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Well done SRF!
    Good choice with position.
    Be caution about JEM alway.
    JEM are Islamic extreme ideology,like Arab.
    we all satified by rejecting JEM.
    keeping the promise will liberate sudan out Soon & Unit the Country soon.
    SPLA/M having been fighting for whole liberation of Sudan.
    let God of Africa bless SRF!
    Let God of the Nile bless SRF!
    Tone liberators

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  • 21 February 2012 19:09, by molana

    Bravo ’Malik Agar, ur faliure all this time was disunity, now you are going topple this at atrocity govt in Khartoum,
    we are behind you,
    u idiot (Mawech) take away ur leg on this issue, this not soup of bean, i beg ur pardon, those are patriots who dies for the sake of land not food(patta)

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  • 23 February 2012 04:25, by nyantung

    The revolutionary brilliance of Dr. JDM continues. Secession of the South did not end the struggle for the heart of the Sudan. & , it is revealing, too, that the northern opposition oppose SRF’s tactics. History repeats. At the end, what will remain of the Sudan. One can only speculate & hope to live long enough to see ultimate resolution of the saga "Bilad Al Sudan"
    Nyantung Ahang Beny

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