Bashir's goal to 'liberate' South

2012-04-18 19:15

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Wednesday his "main goal" was to free South Sudan's citizens from the ruling SPLM party following a series of border clashes between the neighbouring countries.

"Our main goal is liberation of the southern citizens from the SPLM," he told members of Sudan's ruling National Congress Party, referring to the South's Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM).

"The story began in Heglig, but it will end in Khartoum or Juba," he said, referring to a disputed oil-producing region, adding that there would be "good news" from the border region in a few hours.

  • Jack - 2012-04-18 19:51

    Isn't this scumbag wanted for war crimes?

  • Callum - 2012-04-18 20:02

    He is in indeed. May he rot.

  • EricksonTL - 2012-04-18 20:35

    In Africa speak (translation from just about every African language out there) 'we want to liberate you from your money. And take over. And tell you what to do.' Honestly - no liberation movement in Africa has EVER been good for the people.

      Vernon - 2012-04-18 21:13


      Vernon - 2012-04-18 21:13


  • CliveK - 2012-04-18 20:53

    Given the history of the "butcher of Khartoum", this split was never going to work. Look for further spineless inaction from a moribund AU.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-19 04:45

    How come the AU protects this Bashir monster ?? Oil for China ???????????????????????

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