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July 3, 2013, (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government sought to strike a neutral tone following the move by the Egyptian army today to overthrow Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after unprecedented multi-million strong demonstrations against him over the weekend that killed nearly 50 people.

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi (REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

Morsi’s own defence minister, armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Morsi’s removal on TV on Wednesday night drawing wild jubilation from of protesters who have camped out on the streets of Cairo for days.

The powerful military had issued a 48-hour deadline on Monday for Morsi to meet the "people’s demands", a day after protesters took to the streets calling for him to resign.

Sisi laid out details of the roadmap for a political transition, saying the Islamist-drafted constitution would be frozen and presidential elections held early, without specifying when.

Egyptian security forces also arrested key Muslim Brotherhood (MB) figures including the group’s deputy leader Rashad Bayoumi and Saad al-Katatni, who heads the MB political arm.

Warrants were also issued for the arrest of a total of 300 MB officials, state media said.

The Sudanese foreign ministry said in a statement today that that recent developments in Egypt are an "internal affair" that concerns its people, national institutions and political leadership.

It also called on all parties to give priority to preserving stability and security of Egypt and to deny "predators" the opportunity to undermine the country.

Khartoum’s reaction contrasted sharply with that of its Arab peers such as United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Syria which expressed joy at Morsi’s ouster mainly over its deep opposition to the MB.

A year ago, Sudan lauded the election of Morsi and president Omer Hassan al-Bashir flew to Cairo in September 2012 to congratulate him in person.

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) had expressed hope that a regime with a similar ideology, in the Arab world most populous country, would prove a strong ally against hostile local, regional and international forces.

The NCP vice chairman Nafie Ali Nafie made that clear during his visit to Cairo last March when he slammed opposition in both Egypt and Sudan.

"Opponents of the national dialogue in Sudan and Egypt are not for democracy and they want to establish a veto against the will of people in Sudan and Egypt. If the elections bring [a regime with] Islamic orientation in Egypt then it is rejected and if it brings the National Congress [Party] in Sudan then [polls] are rigged which represents an undemocratic trend of these forces which are not relying on a popular base," Nafie said at the time.

"They [opposition] know that free and transparent elections will not bring them [to power]. They are bubbles that will not find an echo [positive response from the people] that runs [only] from the media," he added.

But the massive anti-Morsi protests showed that the MB had not only alienated liberals and secularists by seeking to entrench Islamic rule, notably in a new constitution, but had also angered millions of Egyptians with economic mismanagement.

Morsi had traveled to Khartoum last April in a highly publicized visit for talks with Bashir and other government officials.

A video was released during the visit showing Bashir and Morsi reciting the Holy Quran together in a mosque before Friday prayers which was seen by observers as a demonstration of how seriously they take their Islamic values.

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  • 4 July 2013 09:05, by Robot

    You should be careful where there is diversity... Egyptians didn’t want anything to bring chaos again as Morsi was too much inclined to sharia where there is large christian majority also in Egypt, the choice to oust him was right but Egyptians should find a room for democracy else it will become a routine... NIF are feeling the heat, "birds of the same feathers flock together".

    • 4 July 2013 09:17, by Dinkawarrior

      There is no way for Egypt to be leads by terrorists, Muslims brotherhood are more than evil and they have to go or otherwise civil war will be the last thing to do.

      • 4 July 2013 09:18, by Logic

        Political Islam was never going to survive in Egypt unless fully backed by the imperialist West, clearly it wasn’t! If Morsi was democratically elected, then the Egyptians have done a great disservice to the so called ‘democracy’ they sought after Mubarak. Am sure the Islamists of the NCP are very angry...lol!

      • 4 July 2013 09:24, by Dinkawarrior

        Don’t worry about Morsi, but Homo Al Bashit. Morsi deserves the right to be terminated, because he wants the country to be leads by terrorists. Thanks to Western politicians.

      • 4 July 2013 09:35, by Dinkawarrior

        I’m waiting to celebrate his death like what we did when Osama Bin laden was burned to ashes and thrown overseas where there is no human to find his body. The same procedures are needed to be applied on those dictators like Homo Al Bashit.

        • 4 July 2013 09:48, by Dinkawarrior

          Morsi needs to bring South Sudanese POWs from Sudan, he took Sudan’s POWs and didn’t return our people. This is a part of his punishment for lying to the UN that he will do anything to release South Sudanese.

    • 4 July 2013 09:48, by Sir King

      Dear South Sudanese,
      These too could be the way forwards to oust out this Awan Chan man. He is only destructive instead of being constructive in this nation. President Kiir is a dull man, who will never decide anything better for this nation. The man is also in the pocket of Museveni. Shame on him

      • 4 July 2013 09:59, by Dinkawarrior

        Sir king?
        If we oust off Awan Chan, then makes sure there is no Nyigat replacing him with out approval from Monyjiengdit. Waiting a minute! Are you try to tell me that Dr. Ceith Holocaust Traitor Machar could be his successor? Shame on you!

      • 4 July 2013 10:00, by Dinkawarrior

        Sir king?
        If we oust off Awan Chan, then makes sure there is no Nyigat replacing him with out approval from Monyjiengdit. Waiting a minute! Are you try to tell me that Dr. Ceith Holocaust Traitor Machar could be his successor? Shame on you!

        • 4 July 2013 14:02, by Sir King

          DINKA DOMINATED SPLM/A,
          Sorry I may not insult or abuse you in turn because I know very well, you might be from Dinka Bor, and if you are so, then, I better simply say that you are brain retarded confused person and I can’t negotiate with you because you don’t know what you are talking about in South Sudan. Remember, Riek Machar being Nyigat is the only centre of your politics, I know.

        • 4 July 2013 14:20, by Sir King

          DINKA DOMINATED SPLM/A,
          Sorry I may not insult or abuse you in turn because I know very well, you might be from Dinka Bor, and if you are so, then, I better simply say that you are brain retarded confused person and I can’t negotiate with you because you don’t know what you are talking about in South Sudan. Remember, Riek Machar being Nyigat is the only centre of your politics, I know.

          • 4 July 2013 14:26, by Sir King

            ... DINKA DOMINATED SPLM/A, May you remember that Riek Machar being Nyigat is the only centre of your naive political arena in this forum and everywhere in South Sudan, but remember that could be one failure on his side but why do you always refuse and deny the successive failure of Kiir Mayardit, who led this nation to the time it becomes a failed state, as the world knows. Don’t joke please!

      • 4 July 2013 11:15, by moto

        Mr. King
        you are totally wrong, we shall not remove Awan Chan in that way,but Awan Chan will be remove through peaceful election in upcoming general election to break away from the chain of corruption,hatred,greedy,empty talk and unselfishly support.If we allow our military to takeover,it will be more danger,why ?the will take it as advantage for revenge.they don,t have humanity in their hearts.

        • 4 July 2013 12:35, by julia

          sir king&moto.
          Re u two not primitive simpleton guy in this forum. Kiir kuethpiny weakness isn,t the failure of Awan chan Nyal. Kuethpiny mayardit himself is a wise,humble and popular man amongst his community of two awan mou Ring& chan nyal, but he his shame by his weak sperm that produce this dumb drunkard poor speeches man! But we won,t allow nyigat to replace him, we better keep him.

          • 4 July 2013 18:22, by moto

            Julia
            Am not the political sympathetic beggar hopeless.your dream of keeping your uncle will die with dream(a dream die with dream).look now in south Sudan people are sinking in a dungeon poverty because of poor leadership.A leader should have fire in his belly and humanity in his heart,but non of them are not there.please stop moving moonie.

    • 4 July 2013 15:47, by Good South Sudanese

      Kiir should be next

  • 4 July 2013 09:09, by Dinkawarrior

    Don’t worry about Morsi, but Homo Al Bashit. Morsi deserves the right to be terminated, because he wants the country to be leads by terrorists. Thanks to Western politicians.

    • 4 July 2013 11:05, by wang

      “Dinkawarrior”
      Riek Macher will lead this nation by all means…after 2015…

      • 4 July 2013 14:34, by Sir King

        WANG,
        It is not by force but by Majority that Dr. Riek Machar is going to be the President of this nation because the right of the Majority and long decision selected by God will make it possible. Here, other naive and brain retarded persons may always defense selfishly and sheepishy when indeed they don’t look back to the fact of nature. I feel bad when I see such guys. I am a DINKA,tell truths.

      • 4 July 2013 14:44, by Makuen Ci Nhomwan

        Haaaaaaaaaa!
        DinkaWarrior.
        Even your own mother will not accept for Nyigat to be the president of this nation SS. Shame on you and your demn president to be.

  • 4 July 2013 09:12, by Big Boy

    Egypt is full confidence that the great people of Egypt are able to cross these difficult moments that Egypt is going through.
    "Egyptian leaders that the great Egyptian army was able to prove again that they are the fence of Egypt and that they are the protector and strong shield that guarantee Egypt will remain a state of institutions and law." In Sudan peoples are suffering under dictationship.

    • 4 July 2013 09:17, by Big Boy

      Now we have seen what had happened in Cairo nowdays,if this things happend here in South Sudan what do you expected to the government of South Sudan to their peoples?

      • 4 July 2013 09:26, by Nibs

        It’s a real pain in the ass. NCP was quick to expose it anger against Egyptians’ oppositions (salvation army), now the opposition will be the government.

  • 4 July 2013 09:18, by Logic

    Political Islam was never going to survive in Egypt unless fully backed by the imperialist West, clearly it wasn’t! If Morsi was democratically elected, then the Egyptians have done a great disservice to the so called ‘democracy’ they sought after Mubarak. Am sure the Islamists of the NCP are very angry...lol!

  • 4 July 2013 09:19, by Tutbol

    It seems the Egyptians have found a new form of democracy; that you elect a president & when some people don’t like him/her; then you organize your clans to an independent square to demand a resignation of a democtratically elected president. I for one isn’ t a fan of those hood brothers, salafis & wahabis; but i thought democracy is when an elected official isn’t preforming to what is expected...

    • 4 July 2013 09:21, by Big Boy

      I strongly condemn all violent acts, offer my condolences to the families of the victims, and urge the security forces to do everything in their power to protect the lives and well-being of Egyptian citizens. I call on all sides to exercise maximum restraint."

    • 4 July 2013 10:01, by Tutbol

      J... of him/her then you should wait for him/her to finish his/her term & boot him/her out when next election comes--- at least that is how i was cheated to believe our Euro-Americo’s cousins democracy anyway. A keen observer can plainly see that countries like Qatar, Saudia Arabia & the empire, headed by the emperor; sheik Obama, are the ones that do need changes or even our insignificant govt...

      • 4 July 2013 10:26, by Tutbol

        ... of S Sudan deserves booting if it continues to follow the status quo than the masses concerns are. But anyhow, the Americo-Euro corporate gleaned & senitised MEDIA houses have been lecturing the masses across the globe of their slanted world’s view, than how the over 200 world’s countries & should treat each other. But anyhow-always; the bullying intrigues, would always have their ways...

        • 4 July 2013 10:34, by Tutbol

          ... of skirting or evading the consequencies of the rules and the values they often preach to everybody else. Here we go.

  • 4 July 2013 09:22, by Chol A.

    Morsi has to go because his not even fit to many Eygtain due to his speech which was interest to only Muslim brothehood while he was elected to serve all Egyptain equal meaner.

  • 4 July 2013 09:22, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    Fake Arab of sudan are inadequate incompatence brain, they are Egyptian bitches, the fake Sudanese are followers of any leader who come up with wrong style. The fake Sudanese are addicted to begging any Arab leader, they are labelled as Arabian bitches in their inadequate incompatence fake Sudanese, waw the word inadequate & incompatence are good to discerned fake arab. Lol

    • 4 July 2013 17:41, by Oppressor

      Very well commentators from South i wonder what are u gonna do to ur own Dictatorship GOVT all of you not hapy with salvage kirr what will u do to Remove him ? forget Sudan & its pple coz u are not any more Sudanese ....

  • 4 July 2013 09:55, by valentinoakec@yahoo.com

    Bravo Egypt’s defense Minister, Egypt is a big Country that cannot be ruled by a group of few people known as Muslim Brotherhood, the ousted Morsi did not articulate well his ruling steps, he manipulated the Constitution and the judiciary in the Country, Egypt which is a nation of the most intellectual people cannot be like Sudan, it cannot at any way contain and condone nonsense

    • 4 July 2013 10:32, by seeker

      I wish people of Egypt wuold be south sudanese and see how Awan Chan and his gangs rule beautiful nation.

  • 4 July 2013 10:32, by Costa

    An attempt by Morsi to seek refuge in Sudan was cracked. Political Islam back to where they belong. NCP got the message clearly, Al Basheer feeling the heat of the potential hell.

  • 4 July 2013 11:38, by Mokili Lorumba

    Haaa, Omar El Bashir is Panicking now,Sudanese people and the Army should copy the good example from the brave and united people of Egypt,Muslim brothers the terrorist are out of power shame on you

  • 4 July 2013 12:10, by Akol Liai Mager

    The fall of brotherhood’s evil regime in Egypt is a big loss to Qatar’s government and its Media; especially the terrorist Al-Jazeera TV. Qatar has been known as a Money Super Power in the Middle East, but the latest incidents in Egypt have shown that people’s Power has subdued money power. I guess Qatar lead Arab Spring is shrinking in a very high speed.

  • 4 July 2013 12:20, by Akol Liai Mager

    Egyptian Army took a very wise and courageous step. I think Egypt Army must have learnt a very good lesson from its southern counterpart that got destroyed by religious traders of Khartoum. One more year with Morsi in power would have been a disastrous to the national army, it would have been replaced with so-called god’s Army then get rid of who ever disagree Wali-Al Fakhi.

  • 4 July 2013 12:20, by Uncle J

    For those fellow partners who are Sudanese, I suggest you put aside what happened in Egypt and wait for what your country will bring you in the next couple of months. Military coup is possible for Bashir if everyone in Sudan has the same heart with Salah Gosh

  • 4 July 2013 12:25, by Jalaby

    Although what happened in Egypt is nothing but a clear coup against the democratic process and against a president and government that came through first fair democratic election in Egypt history but we won’t cry the disappearance of Morsi or his political party itself but we will feel sad of burying the democracy itself in Egypt

    • 4 July 2013 12:32, by Akol Liai Mager

      As it is buried in Khartoum!!! Why stop short? Be courageous and tell the truth ya Abu-Tagiya.

    • 4 July 2013 12:45, by Jalaby

      We thought Morsi and his Muslim brothers party are aware about the Israeli plotting against Sudan and using South Sudan government to pass their dirty agenda!
      I personally expected that Morsi and his Muslim brothers will join Sudan in fighting the south not by just sending their sophisticated warplanes and guns but fight with SAF

      • 4 July 2013 12:52, by Jalaby

        shoulder to shoulder the corrupted government in Juba and their tails of SPLA-N and Darfourian gangsters but unfortunately that never happened despite they know Israel is targeting them at the end!
        Morsi and his party done nothing positive to Sudan so whether they stay or leave will make no difference to us but yes, we’ve to mourn the burial of the democracy in Egypt!

        • 4 July 2013 13:14, by Jalaby

          Unfortunately Egyptians are deeply divided now and this coup will worsen the situation no doubt about it and very gloomy future is waiting for Egypt in the coming years till it settle down!

          • 4 July 2013 13:17, by Jalaby

            I think this is the best time for Ethiopians to build two Renaissance dams instead of only one, Egyptians are so busy now!
            No one should pay attention to thieves in Juba, they will build no dam at all but they will build more advance technique to steal more oil money and rip off their president office and dry it from any money!!

            • 4 July 2013 16:55, by EES Kingmaker

              Jalaby,
              General Sisi has done a good work. President Morsi does not understand regional and international politics. He thought he could spread Islam as it happened in primitive times. Israel did not plot to overthrow Morsi. Morsi brought himself down alone by his reckless politics which does not respect the Egyptian rights and freedoms.

              • 4 July 2013 16:57, by EES Kingmaker

                Who told him that Egyptians demanded Islamic law to be imposed on them? Since its creation Egyptian has been a secular state. What is left is the ouster of Khartoum-based NCP thugs. It will happen sooner rather than later. It is high time Israeli Mossad should join and work to hasten that evil regime.

            • 4 July 2013 23:05, by Majongdit

              Madam Jalaby,
              Are you crying? It seems like there is a deep anger in your heart. THINGS FALL APART my friend!
              You told us a million things about Morsi prior to his election, now you want to talk to us in different tongues. Pls be kind to yourself and tell us if u have already swallowed ur pride or not?
              The Morsi u told us is no more, Sir!

            • 5 July 2013 00:24, by Kushoku

              What about the burial of democracy and eradication of the whole civil society in our country not to mention loosing the war to the southerners -creation of S Sudan state which apain in ur ass- by NCP criminals, however, the Egyptians prove to be smarter than our ppl by moving fast before its too late to prevent further destruction to their country by this destructive Islam! Lol

      • 4 July 2013 13:25, by Uncle J

        ...and if wishes were horses, then beggars like you Jalaby would have ridden. You will always want all the Arab nations to give Sudan a backup against South Sudan-the little nation in the world, but what you should consider first is: your denomination Islamic doesn’t give everyone a fair go so only muslims are treated special and that’s y it worth coup or rebellion to remove muslim dominated govt

    • 4 July 2013 12:53, by Dinkawarrior

      The disappearance of the Muslims brotherhood in front of the Egyptian people is the way to democracy rather than civil war. The Military officials took right decision. We do appreciate what they have done. Let whoever wants cry go a head while we celebrate his disappeared.

    • 5 July 2013 01:01, by Kushoku

      I know us old enough but unfortunately with a 10 yrs old brain jalabi. It happened here in sudan in 1989

  • 4 July 2013 14:36, by Inya-inya

    Thanks to the perfect Egyptians, the world needs citizens like the Egyptians! Bravo General Abdel let Morshi not confuse Africa, mix not politics with religion! Whats wrong with Muslim brotherhood leaders?
    The circles will reach Khartoum soon! Its is the same error they have been making! they survived because they taught us Islam instead of valuable education.
    End times are near to all such regime

  • 4 July 2013 14:37, by T.Gabriel

    What is democracy?Someone says that democracy in the third world is when the country is rich and cooperates well with super powers.What had happened now to Muslim Brotherhood is unbelievable!!the question is what will happen next time if they win again?

  • 4 July 2013 14:48, by T.Gabriel

    What is next for Muslim Brotherhood??someone suggests fasting and miracles from ALLAH WA AKBER, THE MERCIFUL ONE!!

    • 4 July 2013 17:05, by EES Kingmaker

      T.Gabriel
      Muslim Brotherhood is naturally is an evil organization. It has nothing in its arsenal but to wait for broad gateway to hell. This is the body I know has no good intention for humanity in Egypt and across the globe.

  • 4 July 2013 14:58, by Makuen Ci Nhomwan

    Egypt is the most populated country with different religious group who came from different background.therefore, no way of enforcing your stupid sharia law againstthose citizens who originated in Egypt.however President morsi must go.he don,t know what he is doing. since he came to power no political stability.

  • 4 July 2013 16:17, by Buffalo

    That is not true because Egypt was the first state to civilize in Africa and therefore, they are very wise enough to guide their interest regardless of difficulties. If the African people need to develop they have to take the same move made by Egyptians. Fear will not solve African problems and therefore, Sudan should not condemn Egyptian’s army of respecting the interest of people. Congratulation

  • 4 July 2013 16:30, by Buffalo

    We are asking international bodies such USA and others to recognize this initiate for African People. Because Africa has been used by few individuals as their property regardless of those inhabited the continent. For example all the leaders used to send their children to abroad for further studies and forget the whole societies because they are interesting of sustaining themselves not the continen



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