Sudan: weekly summary of press articles
Khartoum – Here are some summaries taken from press comments on the death of Chadian President Idris Debi, the 190 decomposing human corpses found in a mortuary in Khartoum hospital and the eulogy obituary from the finance ministry of the former minister of finance. Finances Abdelrahim Hamdi:
Wrote Mr. Yousif Alsondi in the electronic publication Altahreer (Liberation) on the murder of Chadian President Idris Debi:
Idris Debi’s murder will cast dark shadows on the already complicated Sudanese political scene. The deceased, Debi, is from one of the tribes common to Chad with Sudan, the Zaghawa tribe. At one point, he also married a woman from a Sudanese tribe. In addition, he is known to have moved his forces from Sudan to seize power from former President Hussein Habri.
Debi’s historical relationship with Sudan is deep and intertwined. But in the end, it remains to be seen as the dictator who ruled Chad with an iron fist for some thirty years. He was killed the day he was declared the winner of a sixth term in an election that saw the withdrawal of several candidates, which calls into question the credibility of these elections. This is the great tragedy of Africa, which must be led by those who have weapons and not by those elected by free votes.
For Sudan, Debi’s assassination may inflame the already unstable western part of the country. This dictates a special and rapid interaction between the transitional government of Sudan and the new military council of Chad, with the aim of securing the borders and agreeing on the priorities for security and reduction of tensions in the region.
Chad represents a strategic depth for Sudan. Its political and security stability is an important element of the political and security stability of Sudan. Sudan should seek to combat the ongoing fighting in Chad between the government and the rebels and restore peace to this neighbor. Debi’s murder is a difficult turning point that may prompt the government to seek vendetta instead of engaging rebel forces in the North in a dialogue.
On the other hand, Debi’s death can give the rebels a moral boost, an impetus to continue their march towards the capital Ndjamena.
In addition, the late President was once a major supporter of French policy, one of his faces of this policy in Africa. A French intervention will aim to preserve Debi’s legacy who can be represented by her Son who has now been declared president of the new military council.
All of these scenarios are eagerly awaited. But dialogue between Chadians remains the best option for Chad if the country wants to move towards political stability. This is the path that Sudan should take as a strategic option to deal with the situation. A stable Chad is sure to consolidate the stability of Sudan.
Under the headline “The Corpses Series” wrote Columinst, Mr. Alfatih Jabra in the Aljareeda newspaper:
A few days ago, the country woke up with a painful history. This is (the story) of the bodies found in a refrigerator at the Altamayyoz hospital that number up to around 200 bodies that decomposed to the point that their waste flew to the nearby road!
This is how “the power supply” wanted to expose the Sudanese and the international community to the gravity of the humanitarian situation in the country!
Nobody would accept the presence of these bodies nor the presence of corpses found in the refrigerator of the morgue of the hospital of Wad Medani, nor these mass graves whose cases have disappeared like the case of the heinous rupture of the sit-in in front of the general command of the army which was committed by the security committee of Bashir. In the latter, the demonstrators had taken refuge near the army headquarters but were betrayed by their so-called protectors. The link is clear. There is an attempt to cover up these crimes and destroy their characteristics which may constitute evidence of the wicked acts of these assassins.
The bodies were crammed together as in the way they were crammed as living bodies in quos of the usual suffering of trying to find bread, medicine, water and other minimal means of subsistence, none of the officials paying attention to this suffering. The pride of man was dissipated while he was alive and now it is wasted because he is dead.
How to understand that the morgues have been removed from the electric hotlines? Are hospitals unable to report the power failure? What are their responsibilities, the nature of their work in these morgues? Why didn’t the relevant officials take note of these bodies until they were broken down? What were they doing all this time? Did they come to their workplace in the usual way? Or were they absent from work and continued to receive their monthly wages? Is it credible that one of them is at work and hasn’t noticed what is going on in the morgue? Weren’t they annoyed by the nauseating smell that bothered locals and passers-by?
Or has there been some foul play by sinful hands, like what is happening in other government ministries and departments which have now been controlled by (these people) – Writer Jabra is referring here to the counter-revolution, elements of the defunct regime …
This case raises a lot of issues in which everyone involved must be severely punished (by law), if there is a law!
The recurring emergence of this number of bodies reveals the number of people killed in the massacre at Army HQ. How can these criminals escape heavenly justice? Everything they try to hide will be revealed by God.
We will see nothing of the military other than what we have seen so far: revenge on all the peoples who have revolted against their master. But what stopped the civil party in government from even making a statement showing anxiety about what happened?
Veteran columnist. Murtada Alghali sharply criticized the obituary-eulogy issued by the finance ministry following the death of former finance minister Abdelrahim Hamdi, who designed the controversial policy of economic liberalization in the early 1990s.
Mr Alghali, writing in Aldemograti (the Democrat), viewed the statement as full of controversy and misinformation about the late Hamdi’s performance as finance minister:
We all agree on the solemnity of death. But we do not approve of writing false testimony about a deceased person.
For this, we stopped at the obituary published by the Ministry of Finance for its late Minister Hamdi. This obituary has transcended (ministry neutralism) and moved closer to political support. This is not a good trend, which can defeat objectivity through statements and official notes from states.
If someone wants to congratulate a deceased person (rightly or wrongly), that is their own business. But the problem is that the former minister’s obituary was issued on behalf of the finance ministry officials and its employees, even though it contained unconfirmed considerations about the performance of the ministers of the late regime who assumed their duties. during the worst of years. periods when the state, under what was called the policy of economic liberalization, allowed itself to do anything with public money. They staged an endless orgy of destruction and dismantling. This is what happened: Hundreds of officials were sacked in an act of reckless politicization. The authors did not fear God!
It has subjected millions of citizens to the humility of poverty and collective subjugation.
During this period, a policy of patronage was “inaugurated”. State facilities were put up for public auction for government brokers as part of the so-called economic liberalization that turned public services into private property for government officials, their in-laws, their cronies and for anyone accompanying them on the (pirate ship). This is what should not be forgotten. Worse yet, the era of economic liberalization has led to a catastrophe for the poor and low-income citizens.
What was meant by economic liberalization during Minister Hamdi’s tenure was that state services should be aimed at the rich and (new capitalism) … This translates to: If you don’t no money to pay the bill for the private hospital and private school, that’s bad luck for you! And that was the approach taken by the former Khartoum state health minister when he said frankly, “If you don’t have money for medicine and education … why? are you looking for these services! ”.
It is the right of the Ministry of Finance to issue an obituary for its former minister (s), invoking God’s mercy for him (them). But the ministry does not have the right to present us with a value judgment for a political minister and to praise his economic approach even if this approach could destroy the economy, like what happened during the government of salvation which took place. been overthrown by the will of the people. .
The Ministry of Finance obituary bears the names of Minister Jibreel Ibrahim, the Ministry’s First Undersecretary, Abdallah Ibrahim, the Ministry’s Under-Secretary of Finance, Amna Abbakar, and the Under-Secretary for Planning, Amin Salih Yasin . Now the question: Were the policies and decisions of the late minister (wise) as we were told in the obituary? Isn’t such praise capable of erasing national memory by appreciating bad deeds ?! If the ministry leaders liked the economic liberalization policies of the Salvation Government, it is possible that they will adopt them and repeat them again!