Africa, Analysis, Side Feature

The Right to Self-Determination is a Trojan Horse to Tear Up Sudan

In a statement following the conclusion of the extraordinary conference of the North Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM/A), led by Abdul Aziz Al-Helou, held in Heppan region, Southern Kordofan, from 4th to 7th October 2017, it was mentioned: “After extended discussions, the participants have agreed to the paper of critical issues including the right to self-determination of the people of the Nuba Mountains; Southern Kordofan”. The government’s response came through the spokesman Ahmed Bilal Osman, and Abdel-Rahman Abu Median, member of the negotiating delegation, Ahmed said: “We are ready to negotiate and we will not accept the lifting of any enclosures about the two areas.” Abu Median said, “The negotiating authority for the two regions is Naivasha, the right to self-determination was decided only for southern Sudan.”

The calamity lies in the government accepting Naivasha (Comprehensive Peace Agreement) as the negotiating authority. It is Naivasha that separated South Sudan in the so-called right of self-determination, which the state considered treason before the agreement and then turned it into a right after Naivasha! The south has been separated on the basis of it, and this evil Naivasha has prepared the rest of Sudan’s regions for disintegration and fragmentation, especially the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile, creating separate protocols for them and giving them privacy as it gave to southern Sudan, reaching the same results today as that we have reached after all these years, which is the demand for rebel leaders in the Nuba Mountains the right to self-determination. The fears of all the loyal people of this country, beset by its rulers and rebels, are that history repeats itself. The government, which got us used to it retreating from all its promises of not allowing the secession of any part of Sudan, then blessing the secession of southern Sudan, becoming the first country to recognize the southern Sudanese statelet, the fear is that the government now retreats since it made Naivasha its reference point, not the Book of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ.

We in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah of Sudan warn this regime of going ahead with negotiations with those who want to tear up and divide this country. We also warn them of walking in the footsteps of America, the sponsor of Naivasha, for Allah (swt) gives a chance (for repentance) but never ignores (the wrongdoers). The problems of Sudan cannot be resolved except by the provisions of Islam, which gives everyone their due right, there is no place in the shade of Islam for a rebellion demanding the division of the country, nor for an authoritarian who humiliates the people. So return to your senses and make your reference to the Book of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ and what they have guided, and renounce Naivasha and its treacherous judgments.


Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)

Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir  in Wilayah Sudan

Wednesday, 21st Muharram 1439 AH

11/10/2017 CE

No: HTS 03/1439