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Sudan’s opposition declares ‘unity in spite of differences’

May 8 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Prat of the mural being produced by Sudanese artists on the periphery of the Khartoum sit-in that has been sustained since April 6
Prat of the mural being produced by Sudanese artists on the periphery of the Khartoum sit-in that has been sustained since April 6

The opposition Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) has confirmed its commitment to the revolt in the country and the sit-in in front of the General Command of the Sudanese army in Khartoum and the mass movement until the fulfilment of the demand of the phase.

SCP president Omar El Degeir played down the differences among the members of the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC) over the contents of the constitutional document and the mediation committee.

In a press conference in Khartoum on Tuesday he described the different positions of the components of the signatories of the Declaration of Freedom and Change as “normal”.

He has stressed the need to manage the different visions with the spirit of one team and common goal.

He stressed that the country-wide protests has only succeeded in the fall of the head of the regime, pointing out that “there are still cells living in the body of the [former] regime representing a deep state that must be removed”.

He said that the delay in the restoration of civil institutions of the state exacerbates the crisis of life, reflected in the queues in front of bakeries, fuel stations, and banks, noting that the relief programme is ready to reduce the crisis.


The deputy chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, Yasir Arman, has warned against ignoring the issues of war and peace during the current phase, saying that this has implications for the future of the country.

Arman said, “The issues of war and peace do not find the attention they deserve, which is detrimental to the future of the revolution and change”.

Arman stated that the strategic goal of the revolution is the establishment of a civil democratic state, based on citizenship without discrimination, without which the problems that have been facing Sudan since its independence will not be resolved.

He added, “Therefore, the strategy of the revolutionary forces to establish a democratic civilian government must not mean we should be absent in the performance of our daily duties and the programmes of the transitional period”.

African Union

Mohamed El Hasan Libat, the AU Special Envoy to Sudan, announced the intention of the AU Peace and Security Council to discuss a report on the developments in Sudan in two weeks, focusing on the process of the transition of power.

The envoy told reporters in Khartoum on Monday that the AU Peace and Security Council has requested the chair of the council’s commission to report about the situation in Sudan within three weeks.

He said that the AU encourages the ongoing negotiations between the military junta and the members of the Freedom and Change Alliance about the formation of a civilian government, but expressed concern about the difficulties facing the negotiations.

The African Union has appointed Libat, from Mauritania, as an intermediary in the dialogue between the Military Council and the political opposition forces, led by the coalition of the Declaration of Freedom and Change, after giving a maximum of sixty days for the formation of a civil government.

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