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Opinion: Al-Bashir had the “State Reserves” at his Palace!

I’m laughing straight to the bank with this

(Ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha, ha ha ha ha ha)” 50 Cent . ‘Straight to the Bank’ (Released: 26.06.2009)

Now were in the days of Post Al-Bashir in the Republic of Sudan. Where the public and revolution continues, even as the Transitional Council are continuing their rule. Two days ago his fate is getting sealed and detained at the Kober Maximum Prison. That the man of 30 years in power is now undergoing investigation by the same authorities that he controlled for so long. This must be a turn of events no-one expected. Certainly, the previous dictator didn’t anticipate this, because why else. Would he have such vast amounts of cash in his Presidential Palace.

Not that I am shocked that from the same authority, that made it illegal to have cash-in-your-home, the mastermind behind that policy and that state of emergency law had millions upon millions in his own estate/palace. Therefore, it is vindication, that the state get these funds returned from a President for Life. Whose got cut short by a military coup d’etat and later detained. Which is in the end, meaning he is losing all his privileges and entitlements. Now, the authorities are emptying his palace and while doing so, they found a treasure chest with massive amounts of cash.

As reported by Dabanga:

In a statement, the Senior Public Prosecutor Mutasim Mahmoud announced the seizure of $351 million, €6,7 million, and SDG 5 billion ($105 million*) at the residence of deposed President Omar Al Bashir. Mahmoud confirmed that the cash is secure within the vaults of the Bank of Sudan, and that charges will be investigated against former President Al Bashir under the foreign exchange law and money laundering” (Dabanga – ‘Sudan authorities seize Al Bashir cash stash’ 19.04.2019).

We can now see, in a Republic, which was in a fiscal jeopardy, in a state of lacking foreign currency and hyper-inflation. Where the prices of bread and others needed commodities where rising. In this manner, the findings are really showing the selfish and the abundantly clear memo of what sort of leader Al-Bashir was. As he could own the State Reserves or even the total Foreign Exchange, he could have on his own spiced up the whole economy. He could have infused the funds and helped to stop the fiscal instability of the Republic. Instead his greed and his vicious heart didn’t want to give way.

That a dictator of 30 years are capable of doing this, while the common man is struggling to buy bread. Shows what sort of leadership it was in the Republic. They really started the demonstrations in the middle of December 2018, because of tiredness of the dictatorship. Which went from weeks of protests into a sit-in demonstrations at the Army Headquarters. That turned into a revolution that ended this, but they are still working to dismantling the military dictatorship of Al-Bashir; As they are working on the transition to a civilian government.

As we see with the massive amounts cash been stored in the palace of the President. It shows his intent and his actions as a President. That he had the ability to have a personal bank in his home. He didn’t need to go to the bank or even have a bank-account. Al-Bashir had enough to travel to or to live lavish until infinity. Peace.

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African Union Chairperson Mahamat: Is he flipping a coin to see if a military coup is okay?

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”Thomas Paine

I don’t know, the former Chadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Moussa Faki Mahamat, whose the African Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union. However, he has a rare strike of confidence. Surely after today, he should explain himself. Not because I am directly against the man, but because his perspective on the military takeover, coup d’etat in Zimbabwe in 2017 and Sudan in 2019. Is strikingly similar, but his response is differing.

Both was actions done against 30 years of rule by one person in each republic. The African Union have supported their reign and never imposed anything on the member nations. However, today the revolution of Sudan is put in another pile, than what happen in Zimbabwe. We can see how the Chairperson of the AU is acting differently. In a manner, where his vision doesn’t coincide.

Just take a look!

The African Union recognizes that the Zimbabwean people have expressed their will that there should be a peaceful transfer of power in a manner that secures the democratic future of their country. President Mugabe’s decision to resign paves the way for a transition process, owned and led by the sovereign people of Zimbabwe” (African Union – ‘Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the Situation in Zimbabwe’ 21.11.2017).

The Chairperson expresses the African Union conviction that the military take-over is not the appropriate response to the challenges facing Sudan and the aspirations of its people” (African Union – ‘Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in Sudan’ 11.04.2019).

I don’t know if there is deep grudges between Mahamat and General Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ihn Ouf of Sudan or there are was a friendly relationship between Mahamat and General Constantino Chiwenga of Zimbabwe.

Because, his tone is vastly different. Both these men did similar fashion to take power. The Coup that wasn’t Coup in Harare in November 2017. While the Coup, that is currently a State of Emergency in Sudan. They are viewed differently by the African Union and their Chairperson. That is showing with the use of words and the protocol that the AU is sending the Republic’s way.

The Zimbabwean new leadership got a friendlier tone, as they used the military and installed new transitional government in 2017. While the Sudanese are getting a more hostile tone for starting to have a Military Transitional Council for two years before elections. This is done in the same fashion and with use of power by the same party as of the deposed leaders in both Republics.

The Sudanese are getting rid of Al-Bashir and starts a transitional phase by the same leadership. While the Zimbabwean did the same in 2017 and had a transitional government until the elections of 2018. Alas, it was okay in Harare, the AU had no trouble with the military intervention or at disposal in Zimbabwe. But the same Union are not impressed by what Ahmed Ihn Ouf done in Khartoum today. Still, it was fine just mere two years ago?

I don’t like a bloodless coup, its good every time a dictator and a tyrant has fallen, but the whole system has to re-invented and also restructured for a civilian rule of some kind. Not a government run by the army. Then the votes, the ballots and the will of the people will not be respected. That is why the change in Khartoum right now is only skin-deep.

The same, which happen in Harare, where the same fashion of ZANU-PF continues to linger on. There was only a change of head, but not of their operations nor their way of expression power. The same is trying to appear in Khartoum. Surely, the NCP will not let go easily. Even if the public continues to demonstrate. They will do whatever it takes to prolong their rule.

That is why, the AU could have been a useful tool, but this is usually the Dictators Club in Addis Ababa. That is why, their statements is not believable. Nevertheless, in this regard, their statement can be questioned, because of how vastly different it was comparing similar efforts in two different countries. That from the same Mahamat, whose seen both things occur within his time in the chair.

There are contrasts and difference in how these two military coup d’etat have appeared, as they happen in realms, which is not to similar in fashion. Even if both was bolstered by the army and needed their blessing to rule. Still, the Mugabe and the Al-Bashir reign ended abruptly by the force of the soldiers, who kept them in power for so long.

Now, the dictator club of Addis lost one more member and surely, will soon get a new face. Wonder, if Mahamat is ready to explain, why he accept the incident in Harare, but questioned the one in Khartoum? Peace.

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