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President Al-Bashir Reelected with 94% of Vote

President Omar al-Bashir wins Sudan elections by a landslide
President Omar al-Bashir wins Sudan elections by a landslide. US, Britain and Norway already criticized the polls and the result for not being free and fair.  But that doesn’t stop Al-Bashir from taking the oath on June 2nd for another 5 years term.

By Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali,

SUDAN’s President Omar al-Bashir was re-elected with more than 94 percent of the vote, results showed on Monday, despite international war crimes charges and a poll marred by low turnout and an opposition boycott.

The opposition rejected the result as a “joke” after the electoral commission announced the figures securing another five-year term for Bashir, 71, after the election held earlier this month.

National Electoral Commission chief Mokhtar al-Asam announced Bashir’s victory to a Khartoum news conference to cries of “Allahu akbar!” (God is greatest) from the long-serving president’s supporters.  Continue reading President Al-Bashir Reelected with 94% of Vote

Eritrea to Broker Talks between Sudan and SPLM-N Rebels

Sudan accuses South Sudan of arming rebels in the oil producing state of South Kordofan, which Juba denies

By Sudan Tribune,

The Eritrean government has launched an initiative to bridge gaps between the Sudanese government and Sudan people’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) in order to end the South Kordofan and Blue Nile conflict, a news report said.

According to Al-Sudani newspaper, Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki proposed to facilitate a negotiated settlement to the conflict that erupted in June last year when the Sudanese army asked the SPLM-N fighters to disarm before the implementation of a protocol related to the Two Areas.  Continue reading Eritrea to Broker Talks between Sudan and SPLM-N Rebels