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NCP says “Sudanese Spring” over Heglig silenced opposition

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April 29, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The governing National Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday referred to the street celebrations that erupted in the aftermath of the takeover of Heglig area by the army as the “Sudanese Spring” that silenced opposition.

The NCP claims to be enjoying overwhelming solidarity by the Sudanese public as a result of the brief occupation of Heglig oil-producing area by the army of neighboring South Sudan three weeks ago.

State media broadcast footage of massive crowds pouring to the streets in celebration of Heglig takeover by the Sudanese army on Friday, 20 April.

According to the NCP’s political secretary, Hasabu Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, the scenes were evidence of a “Sudanese spring” that silenced voices of internal dissent.

He further voiced confidence that the Sudanese opposition is not able to mobilise people because they have given it clear answers as to where their national interests lie.

The NCP official warned the opposition that the issues of present concern do not accept “neutrality, vagueness or collaboration with foreigners.”

The occupation of Heglig allowed the NCP to declare nation-wide mobilisation and intimidate opposition parties with accusations of treachery if they don’t support the war in unequivocal terms.

Opposition activists are concerned that the NCP’s war-time powers will justify increased crackdown on dissent. A state of emergency has been announced along the states border South Sudan and the constitution has been suspended.

The NCP is particularly suspicious of the Sudanese Communist Party and the Popular Congress Party (PCP) of the veteran Islamist Hassan Al-Turabi. NCP’s vice-chairman Nafie Ali Nafie has already accused the two of being “soft” in condemning the occupation of Heglig.

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  • 30 April 2012 10:37, by Daniel Buolmawei

    These NIFers are really "mesquitoes." It is now apparent that they like choas and crisis because this is the only way they maintain their power. Now, they are laughing of silencing oppositions while they didn’t care of many SAF’s families who lost their loved ones for Helglig which will never be part of Sudan. I think Sudanese will will understand that NCP’s goal of beating a drum of war at-------

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    • 30 April 2012 16:34, by zulu

      Poor NCP. these demonstrators were not willing participants. they were commondeered from comuter vehicles innocently going for work when the spla announced withdrawal how coincidental is that? they demonstrate under the gun, and if they protest, they are forced to disperse and naturally you can draw the conclussion. people are scared to participate or protests. spla/splm is the antedote for the nc

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  • 30 April 2012 10:39, by Daniel Buolmawei

    The border with South Sudan is to divert Arab Spring and has nothing to do with protecting Sudanese land from South Sudan.

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    • 30 April 2012 14:56, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      These are sign of madness from NCP.

      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 30 April 2012 10:43, by hellonearth

    this was the reason they announced that they defeated the Mighty SPLA. but the honest truth is that the North Sudan people are being lied to, to keep failed, unreliable and dictatorship government of Bashit and his cousines. Fake Arabs wake up

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    • 30 April 2012 10:55, by Loko El Pollo

      WHO CARES WETHER NCP IS ENJOYING MARAJUANA OR FAKE SYMPATHY.WHAT REALLY HELPED WAS THE CRY OF NCP BIGSHOTS ABOUT HOW THEIR COUNTRY WAS ATTACKED BY ENEMY.LITTLE DID THEY KNOW PANTHOU DOESN’T BELONG TO THEM.STOP CRYING OVER OTHERS PEOPLE’S PROPERTIES.MOVE ON AND FIND WHERE YOUR ORIGINAL LAND IS.

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  • 30 April 2012 11:53, by Mapuor

    It is extremely bad for a leader like Bashir to ignore the urgency of the moment.SAF are in Heglig precariousely,Sudan economy is collapsing headlong and the war in three areas of Sudan is raging,moreover,Hague still needs Bashir.The future of Sudans needs brains not barking nonsensical things over the media.

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  • 30 April 2012 12:00, by philipdit wol

    This is not the solution to celebrate the overwhelming as you have been mentioned it .But get ready for negotiation since SPLA is also ready to hit back if you do n,t know.

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  • 30 April 2012 17:06, by Hamra

    It was Leon Trotsky that once declared that war is the locomotive of history. Given the strain that now exists in the societies of both Sudan and South Sudan one can see his point. Relief over the retaking of Heglig will not last replace the ache of empty stomaches and a worsening economy. Bashir himself seems quite prescient when he declared that only one of the regimes will survive.

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    • 30 April 2012 17:08, by Hamra

      But it is far from clear which one. Embroiled in figthing on three fronts and with a huge budget deficit that can only be met by cutting civil society subsidies the writing does appear to be on the wall in Khartoum as well as Juba.

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  • 30 April 2012 17:52, by Northern Sudanese

    why are so many insects lying here? insects you have been crushed by SAF in Heglig.............if you insects hate sudan so much then why commenting on a sudanese website?

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    • 30 April 2012 22:03, by Born-to-Rule

      Northern Sudanese,

      With all due respect dude you’re a buffoon with your idiotic comments. Bashir is in business of killing people. He had killed 2.5 millions southerns, he also killed 1 million Darfur citizens. Bashir is the world’s most wanted criminal dead or alive. Inbreed in Khartoum do not understand how to run the a government. North Sudan is a cesspool for the last 60 years.

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      • 1 May 2012 00:04, by Northern Sudanese

        since when did bashier kill 1 milion darfuri? even westerners never claimed that 1 milion darfuri had died, why are you making up numbers?

        bashir most wanted? who gives a shit about the icc?it even isn’t fair........

        how many people died in iraq?
        how many people died in vietnam?
        how many people died in japan?
        how many people died in palestine?

        and you call bashir wanted???? icc is a joke!!!!

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        • 1 May 2012 10:47, by Smith

          Mohamed Ali, whether you dispute the number of peoples killed accept that Bashir and his gangs are very dangerous criminals indicted by ICC and death shall only do them apart with the international law hunting them. Else, they have now become burden to the Sudanese and this shall hunt all of you. they shall dragged you into a war you shall not win but ruin the sudanese peoples and economy.

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  • 1 May 2012 03:59, by E. Defense Forces
  • 1 May 2012 06:09, by solider

    it is true higlig invation killed sudan spring.most sudaness hated bashir,but no they r thinking what if ss took over the north?are MALIK AGAR,SOLFA KIIR r going to be better than bashir??? of course not.thire gov will be the most racist gov in africa.they will genocide arabs as they r doing with nuer and morly in the south.sudan spring is gone forever

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    • 2 May 2012 21:14, by Hamra

      I didn’t think Sudan had a spring! The weather goes from winter to summer and we know how fiery that can be. Dry and hot places only need a match...

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