SUDAN WATCH: Sudan's Bashir denies difference with VP Taha over UN force takeover in Darfur

Friday, July 07, 2006

Sudan's Bashir denies difference with VP Taha over UN force takeover in Darfur

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir stressed the cohesiveness of the Government of National Unity adding that the rumours regarding differences between him and the vice-president Ali Osman Taha are totally untrue and have been fabricated by the media - SudanTribune reported July 6, 2006:
His denial comes after persistent rumors in the Sudanese capital about al-Bashir-Taha row over the UN force takeover in Darfur. Contrary to Bashir, Taha seems favorable to transfer the peacekeeping mission from the African Union to the United Nations.

It is admitted that Bashir-Taha difference dates back to the formation of the Government of National Unity after the signing of the Comprehensive peace Agreement signed with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.

Taha sought to nominate ministers who should be favorable to the CPA, also he wanted to renew the ruling party by promoting new figures. But Bashir chose to keep the old guard who is against the peace deal like Nafei Ali Nafei, Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, Majzoub al-Khalifa and others.

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