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Sudan censors article hostile to Addis Ababa agreements

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September 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese security forces prevented the publication of an opinion article hostile to the agreements signed by the Sudanese and South Sudanese presidents over a number of outstanding issues relating to South Sudan’s independence last year.

JPF leader Al-Tayeb Mustafa among his supporters celebrating the secession of South Sudan in July 2011 (Photo: Getty)

Al-Tayeb Mustafa, owner of Al-Intibaha, and head of the far-right Just Peace Forum (JPF), was prevented by the Sudanese security service from publishing his weekly column on Saturday where he spoke about Addis Ababa agreements.

The two countries signed nine accords dealing among other with the inclusion of the Mile 14, a disputed area, in the buffer zone between the two countries and the 4 freedom, which guarantees to the southerners the right of residence in Sudan.

In its printed edition of Saturday, the daily newspaper wrote "censored" in the empty column where Mustafa used to publish his article.

Front page of Al Intibaha, December 11, 2011 (IMCT)

However on Al-Intibaha’s website, Mustafa wrote an article where he begged the Security apparatus to stop censoring his newspaper and to allow it to criticize the agreements to "enlighten the government on some imperfections" included in the deals.

He stressed that the positive points in the deals more than items which he saw as disadvantages.

Mustafa went further to say he was surprised by the return of censorship on newspapers describing it as unfortunate matter that continues to happen even after the Arab Spring revolutions which allowed to people in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia overcome the dark phase of totalitarian rule, as he said.

Alluding to the censorship practiced against other dailies, he underscored that his party and newspaper are different from the opposition forces which seek by all means to overthrow the government pointing out that he only wanted to focus only on the four freedoms and the security arrangements.

Sudan and South Sudan inked in March 2012 a framework agreement allowing citizens of both states to enjoy freedom of residence, freedom of movement, freedom to undertake economic activity and freedom to acquire and dispose property.

At the time, Tayeb Mustafa, called on his nephew President Omer Al-Bashir to scrap this humiliating compromise warning that his party, the JPF, intends to oppose the deal through all possible means, including the launch of a popular campaign using religious leaders.

(ST)

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  • 30 September 2012 12:41, by Logic

    Al-Tayeb Mustafa: Get a life you pathetic, racist, vile, bigoted retard. Having said that, you’re entitled to your opinion and should be allowed to publish it.

    • 30 September 2012 13:02, by Northern Sudanese

      STFU!!!! altayeb mustafa is our new leader, bashir is done let him come down now! this 4 freedoms will not stand, the people of sudan will not accept this! anything is good, oil , trade ect but not 4 freedoms!
      there are plans already underway for a big scale protest against this deal, at then end of the day the south will benefit from the 4 freedoms more than anything else!

      • 30 September 2012 14:24, by Logic

        N.Sudanese: Calm down boy..
        You and Mustafa are two sides of the same coin, the 4 freedoms will benefit millions of Sudanese living on the border of both sides, or do you only think of your racist self! The border issue was not resolved precisely because of the complexities of the tribes living on the north/south border!
        grow up you retard.

      • 30 September 2012 14:31, by Logic

        In case your retarded self didn’t know, S.Sudan was N.Sudan’s biggest trading market before the border shut down.
        There’re hundreds of thousands of northern business interest in S.Sudan which will now benefit from the 4/F deal, are you that stupid or just blindly racist!!! Mustafa can kiss my black ass.. He acts as if he’s the only Sudanese to have lost a son in the civil war. RETARD.

        • 27 November 2012 10:25, by drmatam

          Part of my job requires me to stay on top of this subject. The article you have written has been beneficial in my research. Thanks a lot
          Emily

      • 1 October 2012 06:33, by Hardball

        How ill-advised is the idea that; if Sudan makes fake protest; South Sudanese will embrace the so called fake agreement in Addis Ababa. Just because there is a fake demonstration in Khartoum that they don’t like the fake senseless four freedoms! It’s not going to alter South Sudanese opposition to that fakes four-freedom!

      • 1 October 2012 08:06, by Ruach

        Why are they killing black as a symbol of peace?

  • 30 September 2012 13:27, by Ahmado

    Southerners has no right north Sudan, north Sudan will treaty them like foreigners because we have for separation now we have to get about Sudan. Southerners in Khartoum should be deported immediately to their country we don`t encourage laziness .they have to and join us in the south.

  • 30 September 2012 14:19, by forza

    Altayb mustafa ,has been criticizing the Way government delt with post-secession issues mainly the 4freedoms agreement..he had valid points but some times his criticism are directed to individuals that’s there are loud voices coming from inside the government to Censor his articles.i think he must be allowed to share his point of view

  • 30 September 2012 22:42, by ViVa Sudan

    i AGREE WITH FROZA & STRONG POINT FROM AHMADO PLZZZ PAY TO GET UR UGLY BROTHERS WHO ARE MAKING US SICK IN KHARTOUM & 4 AGREEMENT WILL NEVER BE IN SUDAN RATHER THAN SOUTHNERS BUT I DO AGREE NO NEED TO COME SUDAN GET EDUCATION FIRST & BEHAVE LIKE CITZEN THEN WE CAN THINK TO LET U VISIT OUR COUNTRY COZ WE DON’T WANT PPL WITH AIDS & THIEVES UNFAITHFUL DRANKERS.

    • 1 October 2012 04:18, by Observer

      ViVA Sudan,
      I think you should take your own advice and get and education first before you write on here- it would help us understand what it is that you are trying to say.
      What are unfaithful drankers?

  • 1 October 2012 22:38, by ViVa Sudan

    IT MEANS YOU ARE STILL UNDER DA EFFECT OF consuming alcohol SAME AS UR fraud CORRUPTED SALVA KIRR SO GET EDUCATION OF HOW TO PAY TO GET FOOD PASS OIL & GET LIFE COZ IT SEEMS U ADOPTED LIFE OF REFUGEES & GETTING THINGS FOR FREE SORRY NOT ANY MORE MY LOWLESS INSECT U MUST LEARN TO PAY SUDANESE & WHITE PPL UR OWN MASTERS IN ISREAL/ USA JUST PAY 4 FEW YEEAR THEN U WILL BEG LATER WEN UR OIL FINISH

  • 1 October 2012 22:52, by ViVa Sudan

    IT MEANS YOU ARE STILL UNDER DA EFFECT OF consuming alcohol SAME AS UR fraud CORRUPTED SALVA KIRR SO GET EDUCATION OF HOW TO PAY TO GET FOOD PASS OIL & GET LIFE COZ IT SEEMS U ADOPTED LIFE OF REFUGEES & GETTING THINGS FOR FREE SORRY NOT ANY MORE MY LOWLESS INSECT U MUST LEARN TO PAY SUDANESE & WHITE PPL UR OWN MASTERS IN ISREAL/ USA JUST PAY 4 FEW YEEAR THEN U WILL BEG LATER WEN UR OIL FINISH

    • 25 June 2013 14:49, by micheal

      These term paper service are in some rare cases used as a model for a student to use as a starting point in their research, but this is considered ethically questionable and is usually a pretext for plagiarism. Update and sharpen your writing, everyone employed in the writing team of our term paper service was in your shoes.



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