Interference in Sudan slammed

ABU DHABI - Sudan is at the crossroads where all roads lead to global interference in the country's internal affairs, under the leadership of the US, a Sudanese strategic analyst has warned in the capital.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Wed 7 Apr 2004, 12:18 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:57 PM

"Whether the negotiations between the two conflicting parties - the Sudanese government and the southern rebels - in the Nivasha resort of Kenya succeeds or fails, the country will continue to face interference by international peace keeping forces led by America," Dr Mohammed Abu Al Qassim Haj Hamad, a renowned Sudanese strategic analyst and media person said on Sunday evening while delivering a lecture at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation titled: `Horizons of peace in Sudan ... an analytical vision'.

The Nivasha negotiations aim to bridge differences in wealth sharing, the most complex matter in preparations to sign a final agreement concerning this issue.

"The political situation in Sudan is passing through a critical stage that demands reconciliation of the Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir and the rebel movement leader, John Garang, in addition to centralising the authority while maintaining national democracy," proposed Dr Hamad.

Such a unity is fundamental for confronting the current state of events, he added.

He said America was getting involved in the Sudanese crisis with its declared aims of reforms in the Middle East, but stressed that these aims had trespassed the ancient geopolitic, making it imperative for Sudan to reconsider its regional relations, especially with its neighbours.

Dr Hamad said the focus should be shifted to rehabilitate the country's third generation, which is liberated from sectarianism and factionalism to face the partnership, which America would be seeking in its relationship with Sudan, which, he predicted, would be tumultuous due to misapprehension of the US about the reality of Sudanese society.

"If these terms were not met, we will have another Iraq or Afghanistan in the heart of Africa, where chaos and anarchy would be the main features," said Dr Hamad.

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