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Sudan’s presidential assistant calls for regional confederation


March 4, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s presidential assistant Abdel Rahman al-Mahdi has called for a confederation between his country, Egypt and South Sudan among others, saying it will be a boon for the entire region.

Sudan’s presidential assistant Abdel Rahman al-Mahdi (SUNA)

Al-Mahdi made his call during the opening session of the General Conference of Egyptians in Sudan held in the capital Khartoum on Saturday.

Addressing the audience, the Sudanese official said that an Arab-Afro confederation between Sudan, Egypt, South Sudan and other neighbouring countries would serve their common interests.

The mainly Christian-African South Sudan split from the Arab-Muslim Sudan in July last year and has since realigned itself with east African neighbours and away from the Arab milieu.

In a different context, Al-Mahdi sought to dispel accusations that Sudan’s National Umma Party (NUP) is hostile to Egypt. According to him, the NUP was against the Egyptian crown, against which the Egyptian themselves rose in 1952.

Al-Mahdi defence of the NUP is inconsistent with his previous assertions that he had resigned from the party and no longer has ties to it following his appointment in November last year as an assistant to President Bashir.

His appointment followed the refusal by the NUP, which is led by his father and former Prime Minister Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, to join the government of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

Similarly, the NUP sought to distance itself from Al-Mahdi’s appointment, saying he represents only himself and not the party.


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  • 4 March 2012 09:32, by Michael Angelo

    Mr. Abdel al Mahdi,

    You are a son of bitch who don’t know what you’re talking about. we have nothing in common leave alone reuinited again.

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  • 4 March 2012 10:38, by Gabriel KK

    We are not Arab and we are not interesting in your confederation for cheatings and distructions. We dont want you, that’s all.

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    • 4 March 2012 12:02, by Ruach

      Which common interests are you talking about in military uniform?We have totally broken away.Nothing common will reunite us,it is just a dream at the day light period for u.

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  • 4 March 2012 13:36, by Loko El Pollo


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  • 4 March 2012 15:47, by Padiet Deng Alony

    you son of mahadi unit your damn arab,never dream of Republic of South Sudan who purely Christian African.

    Exclude also Nuba,Darfur and Angessena/Blue Nile they are African not arab.

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  • 4 March 2012 20:26, by Majoknok

    Why don’t you reunite first with your father NUP party before dreaming of others.We very happy indeed not to be part of Sudan north the evil minded people who only believe in killing just enrich themselves.

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  • 5 March 2012 00:54, by Anynya One

    There we go again, with another abnormal Arab leader al-Mahdi. Are you day dreaming about confederation? I guess he is revealing Arabs immigration to Egypt after the defeat of genocidal regime. That will be the moment of wondering in the desert with dust and shitt! no doubt, a few to zero Arabs might finally make it to their Arab friends in Egypt or Middle East.

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  • 5 March 2012 13:03, by Letigolight

    Anyway, this al-mahdi just wants to provoke a debate, let him be informed that it is no longer about confederation leading to Arabization, the talk now is about re-Africanization and extermination of Islamic religion!!!!

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