32: SUDANESE POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS: SOUTHERN SUDANESE
OPPOSITION AND REBEL GROUPS
Free South Sudan, The
"This site does not claim to officially represent any
group or interest in the South, rather it is the cumulation
of personal dreams and effort".
Free Sudan Center
National Democratic Alliance
"The NDA is composed of the political parties, trade
unions and officers of the Legitimate Command of the Sudanese
Armed Forces, the armed factions and independent national
personalities which signed the NDA's National Charter of October
*New Sudanese Indigenous Non-Governmental Organisations (NESI)
"[A]n indigenous civilian body working full time in the
new Sudan. It safeguard the rights of civilians by performing
a watchdog role. Thenetworks vision is to enhance the dignity
of new Sudanese people. To achieve this, the network is putting
tremendous effort towards the realisation of an effective,
strong and independent civil society".
New Sudan Council of Churches, The
Nominally an independent Christian organisation, but in reality
a front group for the SPLA.
"Nuba Survival's primary objective is to focus on the
predicament of the Nuba people of Sudan. This involves supporting
activities of local humanitarian agencies in the Nuba Mountains
and educating the international media about Nuba cultural
heritage". A UK-based group.
South Sudanese Comprehension
"[C]omprehensively strives to unite the people of Southern
South Sudanese Friends International
"SSFI is committed to grassroots solutions in southern
Sudan. Founded in 1994 by Wal and Julia Duany, and based in
Bloomington, Indiana, SSFI has spent years working behind
the scenes, bringing people together for talks
2000 Wal resigned from SSFI's board of directors when he assumed
a new role as chairman of the South Sudan Liberation Movement".
South Sudan Nation
Self proclaimed "new voice for south Sudan" arguing
that "The south has not been given the chance to voice
its concern on how the war is going on, or the process of
peace agreements ... There is a consensus among most southerners,
that whatever happens, the south has to be granted the rights
to democratically politicising for secession".
Contains views, news, cartoons from the perspective of southern
oppositionists also opposed to John Garang and the SPLA.
The site also includes "Verbatim", a selection
of quotes from various participants in, and commentators
on, Sudanese affairs, a brief Chronology of Sudanese events,
Feedback" and "Discussion" sections.
South Sudanese Students Association
"Our association is fundamentally based up on the realisation
that we need to have an association representing the ideals
and aspiration of the south Sudanese people and on the belief
that south Sudanese here at ISU[Iowa State University] as
well as at other colleges in the United States of America,
students and non-students alike, must provide and promote
equal education, culture, and social among its people and
share it with people of other cultures".
Sudan Alliance Forces (SAF)
Sudan National Alliance/Sudan Alliance Forces - Office in
Sudan News Website
Not an objective news site but a propaganda organ of the SPLA.
Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Sudan People' Democratic
People's Liberation Army/Sudan People's Defence Forces
Sudan People's Liberation Movement
John Garang - "The Call for Democracy in Sudan"
Details of SPLA leader Garang's book.
*John Garang - "John Garang Clarifies What the SPLM/A
is Fighting For", 25 January 1997, Politics File No.
8, Politics File No. 8, The Sudan Foundation, 1997
*And see also:
*Human Rights Watch/Africa - "A Letter From Human Rights
Dr. John Garang, Commander of the Sudan People's Liberation
Army" [Concerning the SPLA's abduction of children
to force them into service in the rebel forces] (Edited With
an Introduction by Dr. Sean Gabb), Peace File No. 12, The
Sudan Foundation, 1996
*Dr. Sean Gabb - "Sudan's Missing Children: An Open Letter
to Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States
of America, on the Abuse of Children in Military Conflicts,
27th March 1998", Human Rights File No. 4, The Sudan
*Dr. Sean Gabb - "Why Do You Continue Fighting?: An Open
Letter to Dr. John Garang", Politics File No. 19, The
Sudan Foundation, 1998
*Sudan Foundation, The - "Where Are the Children?: John
Garang, the SPLA and Sudan's Missing Children", Human
Rights File No. 1, The Sudan Foundation, 1998
*Sudan Foundation, The - Why Not Peace?: An Open Letter to
Politics File No. 30, The Sudan Foundation, 1999
Sudan People's Liberation Movement News Agency (SPLANA)
Sudanese Refugees in the UK