Unofficial English translation to the Umma National Party statement on the Darfur plebiscite

Alhabeeba Sara Nugdallah - Secretary General and the official spokesperson of the National Umma Party

Alhabeeba Sara Nugdallah – Secretary General and the official spokesperson of the National Umma Party

In the Name of Allah the Merciful and Compassionate

the National Umma Party.

A statement on the Darfur plebiscite.

 

The national extermination regime had led organized crimes and abuses since 2003 in Darfur in an abhorrent manner that range from killings and ethnic cleansing to rape and the destruction of the social fabric through it’s legislations, policies, and militias bolstered by the arming of the tribes and the creation of ethnically based armies. It created hotspots of tension, and widened the area of conflict to include all Darfur. It not only intentionally ignore development schemes, services, and rebuilding, but it actually set about depleting the funds and donations allotted to them. Continue reading

Appeal from Emad El-Sadig Ismail Humdoun’s family

Alhabeeb Orwa Elsadig Ismail Humdoun

Alhabeeb Orwa Elsadig Ismail Humdoun

Press Release

Dec 15, 2015
Born on September 1991 Emad El-Sadig Ismail Humdoun is a faculty of Arts student at Omdurman Ahlia University. He is a human rights activist and a volunteer with non-profit youth organizations.
He was arrested on Monday evening the 14th December 2015, on the grounds of a public discussion with one of the security officers, which ended by the security officer threatening to arrest him. It is important to note that the security officer who had arrested Emad, will not hesitate to use any form of torture, verbal or physical abuse mounting to serious bodily violations and was previously involved in his arrest back in 2012. The same officer had repeatedly tortured Emad back in 2012 with various methods of torture causing his health to deteriorate, where as he had fainted on a numerous of occassions and his vision partially affected.

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AFRICAN UNION ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE APRIL 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

PRESS STATEMENT

 AUEOM is satisfied that voting went on peacefully in Sudan; calls on Sudanese political leaders to strive for genuine and inclusive national dialogue after the elections.

 At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Sudan and the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sudan, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, deployed a 20 member African Union Election Observer Mission to the 13-16 April 2015 General Elections in the Republic of Sudan in accordance with the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (2007) and the OAU/AU Declaration on the Principles Governing democratic elections in Africa (2002). Continue reading

Minister Nicholson Disappointed by Sudanese President’s Failure to Hold National Dialogue Ahead of Elections

April 10, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

 The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

 “Canada is disappointed by the failure of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir to deliver on his promise to hold an inclusive national dialogue in the lead-up to the Sudanese general and presidential elections. Continue reading

Joint Statement on the National Dialogue in Sudan

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

April 8, 2015

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) express great disappointment that a genuine National Dialogue has not begun in Sudan and that an environment conducive to participatory and credible elections does not exist. As we have stated previously, we believe a comprehensive and inclusive National Dialogue is a necessary process for Sudan to develop a truly representative political system. Only through dialogue can the people of Sudan confront fundamental issues of governance, political inclusiveness, resource sharing, national identity, and social equality. Continue reading

African Union High Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP)

 Addis Ababa, 01 April 2015: Since January last year, when His Excellency President Omar Hassan Al Bashir called for a national dialogue to address Sudan’s challenges, the African Union High Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP) has been supporting the efforts of the Sudanese stakeholders to realise a genuinely inclusive and transformative National Dialogue which will determine the future of Sudan.

At its 456th meeting held in Addis Ababa on 12 September 2014, the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (“the PSC”) recognised the critical importance of the National Dialogue for Sudan, and accordingly endorsed a number of steps and principles, which had already been agreed by the Sudanese parties the previous month. Continue reading

Troika statement on Sudan

From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office

First published: 23 December 2014

Part of: Foreign affairs, Norway, Sudan and USA

Troika countries call for parties to return to Sudan peace talks and government to release opposition and civil society members.

The members of the Troika (the United Kingdom, Norway, and the United States) welcome the ongoing efforts of President Thabo Mbeki and the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to help bring an end to the conflicts in Sudan, and to help initiate a process of genuine national dialogue. Continue reading

CIHRS condemns arbitrary arrest of civil society and opposition leaders in Sudan

Arrest campaign affirms that regime not serious about dialogue and a peaceful solution to the crisis in Sudan

8 December 2014

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) condemns the arbitrary arrest of civil society and opposition leaders in Sudan, among them Dr. Amin Mekki Medani, lawyer and prominent rights defender, and Farouk Abu Issa, the head of the opposition National Consensus Forces (NCF), after they signed the consensual roadmap known as the Call of Sudan. Continue reading

Sudan: Arrest of the President of the Sudan Human Rights Monitor

7 December 2014

Paris-Geneva-Kampala, December 7 2014. The Sudanese authorities must release immediately Dr. Amin Mekki Medani, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, and the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) said today. The health and physical integrity of the human rights defender must be guaranteed by those who detain him.

 On the evening of December 6, 2014, the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested Dr. Amin Mekki Medani, a renowned human rights activist, President of the Sudan Human Rights Monitor (SHRM) from his house in Khartoum. Continue reading

Statement from the No Oppression to Women Initiative

No Oppression to Women Initiative

Statement on the Horrific Actions of the GoS’ Repressive Security Forces Against Darfuri Female Students in “Baraks” Dorms

The violations of the Sudanese Government against the Sudanese people, especially the war-torn areas, and particularly Darfur, either those affecting all the population, or targeting women in particular, such as the aerial bombardment, burning of villages, killing and looting of property, raping women which led to displacing one third of the region’s population, who are either now refugees in Chad or IDPs in the different Darfur or Sudan’s cities; has now shown their ugly face at the “Baraks” dorms’ events, starting on the second day of Eid al-Adha (5th October) and ongoing until the publishing of this statement, as a characteristic of this barbaric, racist and immoral Regime. Continue reading

Joint Statement on National Dialogue in Sudan

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 18, 2014

The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) welcome recent efforts to reinvigorate a process of genuine national dialogue in Sudan. As the country confronts a new and critical era in its history, we remain conscious of the continuing governance concerns expressed by the Sudanese people, the problems of center-periphery imbalance, and the articulation of political, economic, and social grievances, particularly in the country’s peripheries. Despite years of peacemaking attempts supported by regional and international actors, deadly conflicts persist. We recognize that the many such attempts to resolve conflict and rectify grievances at a regional level have failed to achieve a sustainable peace. We reiterate our support for a mediation architecture that facilitates both resolution of conflict and a comprehensive process of national dialogue, and thus welcome initial progress with Sudanese stakeholders to this end, under the auspices of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel. Continue reading

A new approach to the National Dialogue will stop war and lead to democracy in Sudan

A New Approach to the National Dialogue in Sudan that will Stop the Wars, Address the Humanitarian Crisis and Lead to Democratic Transformation

Chatham House, London on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 Presented by Yasir Arman

 In one of his brilliant messages to Field Marshall Jafar Numeri, the late Dr. John Garang de Mabior in 1984 proposed a national constitutional conference as a mechanism to settle the issues of the civil war and to address the historical question of how Sudan is to be governed, before who governs it. It is known that Sudan is a country of historical and contemporary diversity that truly represents the diversity of the African continent. It is well established today, that Sudan needs a new national project and social contract, based on equal citizenship, democracy and social justice and one that will take Sudan into a new social, political and economic dispensation. This issue has been raised on different occasions and it is more important and relevant today, after the secession of South Sudan. Sudan needs to re-define its national project and take lessons on how to preserve its national and geographical unity on a new basis. Unsurprisingly, even after all these years, Garang’s “New Sudan” vision, still remains as the only game in town, in both Sudan and South Sudan. Continue reading

SUDAN GOVERNMENT UNLAWFULLY ARREST MARYAM AL-MAHDI

الحبيبة الدكتورة مريم الصادق المهدي القيادية بحزب الأمة القومي ونائبة رئيس لبحزب

الحبيبة الدكتورة مريم الصادق المهدي القيادية بحزب الأمة القومي ونائبة رئيس لبحزب

The International Association International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) strongly condemns the unlawful arrest and detention of Dr. Maryam al-Mahdi the daughter of Sudan’s main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi.

 The deputy leader of Sudan’s main opposition Umma Party (UP), Dr. Maryam al-Mahdi, was recently arrested at the Khartoum airport as she returned from a Paris conference that saw signing of an anti-government alliance with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF). The aim of the agreement at the Paris summit is to unify all Sudanese opposition forces to engage in a national peace process with the ruling government and to work together for democratic reforms. Continue reading

European Union and Norway call for release of the political leader Dr. Meriam al Mahdi

European Union and Norway call for release of the political leader Dr. Meriam al Mahdi

The Delegation of the European Union, the resident EU Member States Embassies and the Embassy of Norway in Khartoum express their concern about the imprisonment of Dr. Meriam Al Sadig al Mahdi, Vice President of the Umma National Party. Dr. Meriam al Mahdi was detained upon her arrival at Khartoum International Airport on 12 August and reportedly transferred to Women’s Prison in Omdurman. A broad set of community actors have been invited to build confidence and contribute to the Sudanese national dialogue on 10 August. The Embassies of the European Union and Norway recall that detentions of political leaders and civil society activists go against the spirit of an open and inclusive national discourse and call for Dr Meriam to be released.

Khartoum

13th August 2014

EU increasingly worried about the detained political activists

9 July 2014

The Delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of its Member States in Sudan, as well as the Embassy of Norway issue the following statement:

“The EU Heads of Mission and the Ambassador of Norway in Khartoum are deeply concerned about the ongoing detention and condition of opposition party members, youth activists, human rights defenders and journalists in Sudan. We strongly urge the Government of Sudan to guarantee the peaceful exercise of the freedoms of expression, association and assembly. Continue reading

BNP Paribas Agrees to Plead Guilty and to Pay $8.9

United States Department of Justice

United States Department of Justice

Department of Justice

Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 30, 2014

BNP Paribas Agrees to Plead Guilty and to Pay $8.9 Billion for Illegally Processing Financial Transactions for Countries Subject to U.S. Economic Sanctions

According to court documents submitted today, BNP Paribas S.A. (BNPP), a global financial institution headquartered in Paris, agreed to enter a guilty plea to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) by processing billions of dollars of transactions through the U.S. financial system on behalf of Sudanese, Iranian, and Cuban entities subject to U.S. economic sanctions. The agreement by the French bank to plead guilty is the first time a global bank has agreed to plead guilty to large-scale, systematic violations of U.S. economic sanctions. Continue reading

The African Union welcomes the release of the Sudanese political leader Sadiq Al-Mahdi‏

Addis Ababa, 17 June 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the release of former Prime Minister of Sudan and President of the National UMMA Party, Imam Sadiq Al-Mahdi, on 15 June 2014. Mr. Al Mahdi was arrested on 17 May 2014, following public statements he made regarding the role of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the Darfur region.

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Statement on the Government of Sudan’s Targeted Attacks on Civilians

Samantha Power

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Washington, DC

June 12, 2014

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms attacks by the Government of Sudan and its Rapid Support Forces (RSF) against civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. Since April, not only have ground attacks on, and the shelling of, civilian populations increased, but the Government of Sudan has intensified its air campaign, dropping hundreds of barrel bombs and other ordnance on Sudanese towns and villages, deliberately targeting hospitals and schools. We are also disturbed by recent reports of aerial bombings targeting civilian humanitarian assistance workers – which, if accurate, would be a serious violation of international law and would compound the impediments that the government has already placed on the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need.

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