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Sudan’s president due in Kassala amid protests

October 25, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and his Eritrean counterpart, Isaias Afewerki will today inaugurate a road linking their neighboring countries in the presence of the Qatari Emir Hamad Bin-Khalifah al-Thani. The

October 25, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and his Eritrean counterpart, Isaias Afewerki will today inaugurate a road linking their neighboring countries in the presence of the Qatari Emir Hamad Bin-Khalifah al-Thani.

The trio is due to meet in Sudan’s eastern state of Kassala where they will hold a summit and inaugurate a number of development projects.

According to Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA), Al-Bashir and his guests will inaugurate a road linking Kassala with Al-Laffah border area of Eritrea.

SUNA reported that the 26 kilometers road was financed by Qatar at a cost of $9 million.
The minister of culture and tourism in Kassala, Amira Musa, said that Bashir would also inaugurate a housing complex comprising 1400 units.

Last week, Afewerki visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum for three days during which he discussed bilateral issues with Al-Bashir.

Afewerki’s visit came following reports of tension along the shared borders and UN condemnation of Khartoum for deporting Eritrean refugees.

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday demanded that Sudan halts mass deportation of Eritrean refugees, saying Khartoum had handed over 300 Eritreans to the Eritrean military without screening them for refugee status.

Tension in Kassala
Al-Bashir’s visit to Kassala coincides with a wave of intermittent student protests that has been sweeping the eastern town since October 18.

Grifina Movement, an anti-government youth group, reported that university students in Kassala held a number of protests against ’academic, economic and political situation in the country.’

According to the group, the protests were met with ’excessive violence’ by the authorities, saying that eight students were ’critically injured’ when they were run over by a security car.

There was no official comment by Sudanese authorities.

Sudan has been witnessing a growing number of small protests in recent months against rising food prices and deteriorating public services.


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  • jemal October 31, 2011

    contune to Abbadi.
    Eritrean governement is on violation of it’s citizens Right for not applied and endorsed the constitutionto the nation as any other country in the world . We are also asking to Eritrean governement to make a deinte and precise time of national service and to free our young man And womenfromslavery for self claimed so calledERitrean generals .
    One very imoportant issue also to be rise the issue of our brothers and sisters refuge in Sudan to have them return in thier respected land ; the land that your master playing hasheweeyea with the owners of the land are suffering there .

  • jemal October 31, 2011

    Still contune to Mr. Abbadi
    Mr Abbadi ; be honest as you are aware of we really have our own huge internal polotical and economecal problems to solve before we jamped to intervene some one else’s polotical involvement;let us fix our problem and then we can think of cross borderas well as global it’s our moral obligation to contribute our fair share to international community as we are a citizen of the world.

  • jemal October 31, 2011

    Contune To Abbdi (Abdi)
    Mr. Abbadi ; we are a small country with the small population with a lot of natural resource ; If we have stability and good govern we can possibly live luxurious life . as your master Issias predicted in one one of his interview held he said that he will change the country like singapoor( Teer elka equalea) ; But when he wakes up fromsoundless sleep it happen to be was just a dream Not only a dream he made it single poor as well thanks to your master.

  • jemal October 31, 2011

    contune to Abbadi (abdi)
    Mr. Abbadi ; you were dedecates your life to Eritrea and you contiribute a lot ; i believe you deserve so many thing countless ; after all this you got nothing i mean (hareska eti grat gun ashunkay do Kack gogo keman Arekebkan) ; so i don’t think you should live the country now ;you suppose to be respectly living with wife and childeren and conforteble life in the country that you brought the freedom for ; no; no; no. it shouldn’t be like that . So that’s what we are fighting for .
    For the hard working people to give what they deserve

  • jemal October 31, 2011

    Mr Abbadi (abbadi ) I am wondering some one like yourslve how came leaves the country ; because you said Eritrea is fine in every thing eritrea is floureshing; If Eri is well why don’t you stay there Mr . Abbadi . You are very smart man .A loss of one man like yourselve to Eritrea is a loss of thousands of eritreans. because you are one of those who can be able to teach so many Eritreans if you really concern about your people .

  • Jemal October 31, 2011

    People what do you think that the low landers want to seprate just like S. Sudan

  • Barentu November 1, 2011

    Abdi said he is not “Abbadi”. Why do you keep calling “Abbadi”? In Eritrea we have Hgdef leaders named Ali Abdu, Abdela Jabir, Omar Tawil, Mussa Rabea, Fozia Hashim, Mustafa Nurhussien, Humed Karikare, Osman Salih … many others as we have Yemane Gebreab, Gerezgiher Wuchu, Hagos Kisha … and many others …

    • jemal November 1, 2011

      why do you twist things that never exist in my mind who ever your name is Barentu .?

  • jemal November 2, 2011

    To barentu ; First of all the abave you mention leaders they aren’t my leaders . I am so sorry if you feel offended .But to me they are abbabagalooooooooo sort of possing thier master Issias .

  • jemal November 2, 2011

    Barentu what ever your name is
    The leaders you mentiond them abave aren’t my leaders nor the Eritrean people ; they can be Abbadi’s or your leadre ;because they never been elected & they never been representatve to eritrean people .I would say they are a bunch of abbabgaloo…the slaves of Issias Afwerki.

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