Date: Fri, 18 Jul 97 10:57:39 CDT
From: rich%pencil@BROWNVM.brown.edu (Rich Winkel)
Subject: Sudan News & Views—Issue No. 27
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Sudan News & Views—27 ---------- */
Dr. Yasin Miheisi <email@example.com>
Ali Mahadi, former president of Somalia and who is now chairman of the
Somali Salvation Conference accused Sudan of continuous interference
in Somali internal affairs by supporting Hussain Aideed.
Sudanese influence on Aideed is making him take hard lines and hence
hampering reconciliation efforts, he said.
The Sudan is keeping a big Diplomatic Delegation in Mogadishu at Aideed side in a country where there is no Government. Sudan is believed by many Somalis to stand behind the idea of the faked Somali currency which was printed in Malaysia. The faked currency has damaged the Somali economy and affected neighboring countries. When the Kenyan government refused to transit the faked currency to Somalia, the Sudanese government helped to take it to Khartoum and then by sea to the area controlled by Aideed.
Out of the24 Somali factions. only about four factions, including Aideed, are not part of the Somali Salvation Conference. The conference is recognized and supported by IGAD, OAU, Arab League and many other countries. The Conference is supposed to pave the way for national reconciliation, form a Somali national government, maintain unity and seek international support to build new Somalia.
The Sudanese government is said to be taking steps to sue Baroness Caroline Cox, a member of the British House of Lordsfor contravening the Sudanese passport and immigration laws.
She uses human rights issues as a pretext to realize her
political aims against the Sudanese government, a Sudanese
government official said. The British human rights activist has paid
several visits to rebel held areas in Southern Sudan and the Nuba
Mountain region in southwest Sudan to the disappointment of the
Khartoum government which has been accusing her of violating
Sudan’s sovereignty and supporting the Sudanese rebels.