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Sudanese rebels seek inclusive settlement, rejects selective agreement


May 10, 2012 (JUBA) - The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of the Sudanese rebels, on Thursday said it is seeking international support for “inclusive settlement” for the conflicts in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile and that it would not accept “selective” settlement.

Abdel-Aziz Adam al-Hilu (Reuters)

The UN Security Council on 2 May endorsed a road map prepared by the African Union to end the disputes between Sudan, South Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) one of the groups in the SRF. Resolution 2046 urged all the parties to comply with the decision and threatened to impose sanctions if they refuse to negotiate.

In accordance with the road map the talks between Khartoum and the SPLM-N should be based on a framework agreement they signed between the two parties after talks sponsored by the AU panel in June 2011. Sudan’s president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has denounced the deal.

The SPLM-N is the dominant party of the SRF, which also includes Darfur rebels the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the two main factions of the Sudan Liberation Army who have been fighting Khartoum since 2003.

President Al-Bashir said Wednesday that he did not agree with the UNSC’s demand that his government negotiate with SPLM-N. On Thursday he said: "We only do the things we want to do. And no security council or the whole world for the matter can force us to act otherwise."

The commander in chief of the SRF forces and SPLM-N chairman, Abdel-Aziz Adam El Hilu, told Sudan Tribune that "the root cause of conflict in Sudan can never be addressed through selective dialogue. It is requires comprehensive understanding and settlement."

El Hilu’s comments indicate that the SPLM-N would be unwilling to negotiate bilaterally with Khartoum’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP). Since the SRF was formed in November 2011 the four rebels groups have attempted to integrate their political and military wings.

Speaking from an undisclosed location, which he said was within SPLM-N held territory in Sudan, El Hilu complained of the short memories of the international community in relation to conflicts in Sudan.

"This is the government that has the ability and appetite to kill its own people and deny them all rights including speaking for themselves and decision to elect their leaders," said El Hilu.

UN agencies estimate that 300,000 people have died in Darfur since the fighting began nine years ago. In the two-decade north-south civil war - when the SPLM-N fought with the South Sudan-based SPLM - an estimated two million died, many from disease and malnutrition caused by the conflict.

As part of a 2005 peace deal that ended the north-south conflict gave Blue Nile and South Kordofan special status and provisions. However, these elements of the agreement were not completed by the time South Sudan seceded in July year and the SPLM-N refused Khartoum’s ultimatum that the group disarm or move south of the new international border.

In April last year El Hilu, formerly the deputy governor of South Kordofan, lost elections to his NCP rival, the incumbent Ahmed Haroun, in controversial circumstances.

El Hilu accused Bashir’s government of carrying out a genocide in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan during the previous civil war killing 250,000 people. The SPLM-N also blame Bashir for escalating the conflict after he came to power in a coup in 1989, declaring that the civil war was holy war or ’jihad’.

The SPLM-N leading figure pointed out that Bashir had been indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur.

"It is the same government in Khartoum under the same Bashir who introduced Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda to the world", he said, referring to the fact that Khartoum hosted the terrorist leader for five years in the early 1990s.

During Bashir’s rule Sudan was also accused of attempting to assassinate former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in 1995, El Hilu said.

"It is the same Bashir who smuggles guns to Hamas. It is the same Bashir who helped and established the Lord’s Resistance Army against the government of Uganda," he told Sudan Tribune on Thursday.

Bashir received a lot of international credit when he accepted South Sudan’s vote for independence last year but the former South Kordofan deputy governor said that the international community has failed to realise how many peace agreements Bashir had not honoured and his disrespect for international law.

"Bashir has dishonoured more than 43 peace agreements including key provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement which was not a simple agreement, it was the most important agreement, the baby of the international community, arrived at by international pressure. I didn’t expect the international community just to throw away it like that, they should have defended it”, he said.

He said the conflict between the marginalised areas of Sudan and the centre should be properly understood because it was actually targeting all Sudanese people, but specifically those from Darfur, in the East, far North, Blue Nile, Nuba Mountains and Abyei. He explained that the vision of the rebel alliance is to completely change the regime in Khartoum and to transform the system.

"We are working for regime change, for complete transformation, for writing a new constitution, a democratic constitution that recognises diversity that accepts the liberal values of justice, equality, individualism. We want to achieve lasting peace and justice in this country. Some may say we are not qualified to reach this but I think it is possible", he said.


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  • 11 May 2012 10:31, by Robot

    The problem is very clear, and my argument is that why should SRF be called rebels, they are marginalized Africans who are fighting for their right in their land, International community must learn exact History of Sudan first. Sudanese in the far North are calling Sudan the Largest Islamic and Arab African Country, they do this to set a claim to the Sudan, we accepted diversity but Arabization,

    • 11 May 2012 10:34, by Robot

      and Islamization will take them to hell, because they are dealing with the wrong people/Africans.
      they were told to accept what all Sudanese people are saying, but they thought what they say is always right, let me tell blind fake Arabs who are being misled that they will perish pursuing their finished criminal’s agendas. time will tell when the hell will break loose...

      • 11 May 2012 14:27, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        Robot: You said that:"they were told to accept what all Sudanese people are saying"
        And ask you who authorized Abdel-Aziz Adam El Hilu and others to speak on behalf of the majority of DARFUR?

  • 11 May 2012 10:45, by E. Defense Forces
  • 11 May 2012 11:22, by thomastur

    This roadmap is important for the future of Sudan will require that all parties accept the agreement.
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    • 11 May 2012 14:07, by Ruach

      Adam.You have qualified.Remove that slave called Bashir.

  • 11 May 2012 12:01, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    For Darfur we need: "Darfur - Darfur Dialogue (DDD) is highly required"
    Darfurians are fed up with many agreements with the opportunists who are self-centerd. SPLM-N is not behind and for poor citizens in Sudan. SPLM-N are blind followers for the instructions by the new colonizationists

    • 11 May 2012 12:27, by Jewish Ally

      i hear you talking of New Colonialism in most of your writing
      see here this existing problem in the bordering states were ignorance of NCP, not the RSS
      the protocol of Abyei, BN, and SK were not respected by bashir
      you address the root cause of the problem first and then talk of the westernization after.
      which one do you think is better?
      Arabization/islamization or westernization/new Colonialism?

      • 11 May 2012 12:52, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        Jewish Ally
        First of all bear in mind that I am not one of the spporters of Al-Bashir,NCP, UMMA party.... But as matter of fact and as I am digging deep about what happening in this earth. From my keen analysis I found that there are new evil plans by the new colonizationists. Bear in mind that Arica is rich with unused national resources while over there is over.

        • 11 May 2012 14:40, by eye-of-an-eye

          Al hilu is right, Sudan is the major sponsor of terorist in the world, Alqaeda, Boko haram, Al shabab, Hamas, LRA and etc, there whole world identify this facts, we should get rid of these terorist(bashir and his group in Sudan)

    • 12 May 2012 06:35, by mogokafi

      Mahmoud, I’m very sorry for your barbarous remarks that SPLM-N leaders are blind. Al-hilu, Agar, and Arman have been fighting the Sudan government since 1983. Do you think they have been getting instructions from the west? I don’t think so. Answer this question for me. What have those who consecutively rule Sudan done in the Nuba Mts , Darfur, and Blue Nile region to justify their positions?

  • 11 May 2012 12:56, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    With reference to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR):
    Article 1
    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
    The colonizationists are laggards to the article.

    • 12 May 2012 07:23, by mogokafi

      Mahmoud, you should refer your barbaric evil president Bashir to the Article I of UDHR. He is the one abuses the human rights. In fact, there is no different b/n the past and the present colonial in Sudan; it’s just a matter of time. Arabs often come to power through coupe, but if non-Arab man attempts they called it racial coupe which always leads to execution. This is colonial policies of Arabs

  • 11 May 2012 13:03, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    So let’s unite and fill our seat among the members of the International Community (IC). We are for the Afican Union as to Nikroma, Garang, Kabella, Nirari, Mandella,...

  • 11 May 2012 19:18, by Northern Sudanese

    HAHAHAHAHAHA you expect this motherfucker called Hilu take over our Great Presidential palace? HAHAHAHAHHAAHa, you mean you wanna see a traitor and a spy for south sudan leading Our Sudan? HAHAHAHAA this guys fate will be like the fate of the former JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim that traitor who worked against his country for Chad HAHAHHAHAHAA

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