Saturday, March 8, 2008

Revolutionary Sudan

الحكومة دي كاتمة على نفسنا ليها 19 سنة انا خلاص زهجت

Dear Mr. President.

I really can't tolerate your government any longer. It's a criminal regime in every single way.
For the last 19 years, you've tortured, killed, looted, traumatized and you've failed to stabilize the country.

Two decades ago, Sudanese marched in every single city and they've succeeded in overthrowing the Nimeri dictatorial regime.

We are going to do it again.

All you care about nowadays is peace talks to solve the Darfur conflict. you know something, you are our biggest problem.

You can't solve the Darfur problem. You don't belong in the presidential palace, you should be in Kobar ( a jail in Khartoum North).

If we want to solve the Darfur problem, we need a comprehensive peace agreement. We need justice, we need equality, we need peace-makers, we need democracy.

We need another president.

We don't trust you Mr. President. You've failed us too many times. You've dishonored too many "peace" agreements.

I don't feel safe in my own country anymore.

Millions are living like refugees in their own country.

If we complain, you prosecute us.

We've been silent for 19 years.

Now, it is time to speak. It's time for you and the world to hear our voices.

We need a revolution.

We need to fix our crippled civil society and fight back.

But we are not going to be like you, we are going to protest peacefully.

We don't like your violent ways. Remember what you did in Nuba mountains, remember the Jihad in the South, remember Darfur, remember the ghost houses in Khartoum, remember the soldiers buried alive in 1990- no, they were not planning a coup, remember the mothers complaining about their 15 year old sons being forced to fight a war they don't believe in.

A war we never understood.

You've had your cake, you've licked the plate and you've broke the plate...now keep your shattered plate, we are buying a new one.

11 comments:

Amjad said...

I wanted John Garang to be the president of Sudan. But... he's sadly not there anymore...

Kizzie said...

Same here. I would've voted for him anytime walahi! We mourned him for days.

After all what we've been through, all Sudanese must go to heaven right way ( excluding the govt)

AK said...

Do you have anyone in mind?

jinni said...

I guess Garang was a patriot but sad they had to kill him.I agree with u that the president needs to go!
By the way,do u speak hausa?(Because Wallahi is a Hausa word).

Kizzie said...

We need a female president in Sudan. Seriously, Desmond Tutu said that if women ruled the world, it would be a better place.


Jinni,

no. wallahi is an arabic word too:) but we do have hausas in Sudan. They are friendly

jinni said...

Salam,Thanks for dropping by at my blog.Am always interested in Sudan and I hope we keep in touch.Sai anjima

Salam Taki said...

@Kizze,
I came across you blog today and I can assure you I am a New Sudanese, tribeless and truely Sudanese!

For all the useless and destructive government in Sudan today, I demand the same!

From Uganda, and now Juba, Southern Sudan.

Your Peace, Salam Taki

tobenna said...

All the best, Kizzie.
All people must be ruled by whomever they so choose.
Sudanese are a great bunch.
Heck, you guys are everywhere.

ras babi babiker said...

al-Bashir is our serious thing, we are the ones who should do and say alot of stuffs,the situation of our country is not going to be like this for long...
we have to admit the sad truth, which is...,it is mental, they rule us because they scare the people, the people are afraid, and this fear live in us, we have to get rid of it, and fight them together as one
unity comes first thing
power to the people
you are my people.

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fake consultant said...

i had to read this twice before i realized you weren't talking about our president...and with just a few alterations, this could have been written to mr. bush as well.