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Darfur LJM suspends participation in government, delivers 24-hour ultimatum


April 25, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) headed by al-Tijani al-Sissi today suspended its participation in government and warned of further measures should it not respond to their grievances within 24 hours.

Presidential adviser Ghazi Salah Al-Deen and LJM leader Tijani el-Sissi wave the DDPD in Doha on 14 July 2011 (photo UNAMID)

The move was formally conveyed in a letter from LJM to Sudanese 1st Vice President Ali Osman Taha.

A source familiar with the matter told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that LJM feels that Khartoum is dragging its feet about implementing the security portion of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) signed in mid-2011.

The government also did not fulfill its obligation of integrating LJM members into the civil service, the source said.

Furthermore, the LJM is furious over Khartoum’s move to close the International Republican Institute (IRI) and expelling its staff without consulting the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA).

The IRI website says it is working in Sudan to support the implementation of the DDPD and is working with DRA-appointed LJM members to provide training on the skills essential to their duties as legislators. It is also helping LJM transition into an organized, effective political party and is conducting trainings to build the political capacity and knowledge of party members.

The LJM believes Khartoum’s action is in violation of VP Taha’s promise at the Darfur donors conference in Doha earlier this month to facilitate the work of NGO’s and will discourage others from working in Sudan.

The source refused to detail what LJM might do at the end of the 24-hour deadline if the Sudanese government does not respond positively to their demands.


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  • 26 April 2013 09:51, by james Manyuol

    Tijani al-Sissi
    I don’t think you will get positive respond, unless AK-47 is a solution without giving them warning.

  • 26 April 2013 14:15, by Nubian King

    Dear Dr. Sissi,
    I can smell the same thing that happened to Minawi beckoning.You went hunting with your comrades but let them down by coming back and start collaborating with the govt that killed your fellow Darfuris (300,000 lives), equate yourself to this number and you’ll see that the ratio stands 1:300,000.this means that, the govt can as well chop off your head.Wide-open your eyes NOW!!!

  • 26 April 2013 14:58, by Wunditda

    Tijani al-Sissi---- Take care man. This Khartoum based regime is so terrible. Dishonoring agreements is thier culture and tradition. You will be accused of being an architect of confusion and send to jail for years. Take CARE!!!!!!!!!!

  • 26 April 2013 18:13, by Dubey

    The funny thing about how the people of Darfur do this things is that; as other are protesting that the Khartoum regime is not honoring the signed agreement, others are signing the same agreement, just to rebel later as other signed it. This could have been easier if the People of Darfur cooperate with the people of Khordufan and Blue Nie. This could have been settle a long time ago

    • 26 April 2013 20:39, by Badi Malawi

      Dear sissi,
      khartoum govt dont understand any dialogue except bullets ,why dont u teach them unforgetable lesson? Go ahead we JEM, SRF,SPLM,SLM and all marginalize people undermined by bashir we are behind u ,go ahead please!

    • 26 April 2013 20:43, by Badi Malawi

      Dear sissi,
      khartoum govt dont understand any dialogue except bullets ,why dont u teach them unforgetable lesson? Go ahead we JEM, SRF,SPLM,SLM and all marginalize people undermined by bashir we are behind u ,go ahead please!

  • 26 April 2013 18:17, by Dubey

    But the way they do it allow the Khartoum regime to concentrate its forces to deal with each section one by one. These people should have learn from the division that happened among South Sudanese that made Khartoum recaptured several towns.

    • 26 April 2013 21:37, by Kalo

      Sisi,it is too late for you,the only solution is to go back to the bush because you did n,t learn the lesson from Karbino,Riek,Mini etc,you are just foolish glutton for money.
      Kalo the song of Nuba.

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