The Morning of Mourning in Khartoum (The lousiest ceremony in our history)


But at least

Christians in Bor, Jonglei State, took to the streets in celebration of the 99% votes that ushers in the world's 193rd nation

WEAKLEAK: When you see Sudanese celebrating a funeral, you would just imagine the opposite ceremony would look like a welcoming party at the Heaven’s gates. However, this is not the case, nobody celebrates the birth day the way they do the death day. Maybe we have mastered by hearts the wise words of: 

KING SOLOMON: ” (7:1) A good name is better than fine perfume; and the day of death better than the day of one’s birth.

WEAKLEAK: So what day was February 7, 2011, and what politically, historically and socially perfumed name will be given to this nation? During the function, a section of the crowd (probably Northerners) was mourning while the other section (Southerners) was celebrating. In the North, it was as if a brother is dead whereas in the South, it was like a twin brother was born or has resurrected.  I witnessed how incessantly the results declaration speech of Prof. Ibrahim Khalil, Chairman of Southern Sudan Referendum Commission, was interrupted and almost disrupted by shouts and protests of some members of the audience.

{7:2} SOLOMON: It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the living should take this to heart.

FJP supporters: celebrated the event by slaughtering a black bull and shouting slogans such as “Goodbye to unity of tears and blood” and “secession is the true independence”. Also some of them wore tee—shirts with a new map of North Sudan.

Separatists slaughter a black bull to celebrate the departure of South Sudan

WEAKLEAK: So who went to which house? Is that the reason Al Bashir and Salva Kiir abstained from attending the announcement amidst high expectations of them attending? To Bashir, it is the house of mourning, but why did he cow away? For Kiir, it is the house of feasting, and why did he not appear there altogether? Why not even their Vice Presidents! Why? In/security?
{7:3} SOLOMON: Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the face the heart is made good.
{7:4} The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
{7:5} It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
{7:6} For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.

WEAKLEAK: I cannot understand verse 3 above. We have been in sorrow all over the last half of the 20th Century. Has it helped in any way? Yes and No. Yes, because I am now able to write this blog, and No because my father, brother, cattle and a permanent building are not there.

So why was the constant postponement of the results declaration from 9AM to 12Pm to 2PM to 7PM? Why the low turn out. Why was Bashir’s acceptance speech read by his minister and not by himself in this biggest ceremony of the century in South Sudan (to be climaxed on July 9).

Prof. Ibrahim Khalil hands President Bashir in presence of Salva Kiir who looks on.

BASHIR SPEECH: “We declare our acceptance of the southern Sudan people’s choice and we pledge to work for resolving the outstanding issues and build constructive relations between north and south Sudan,” said a decree read by the minister of presidency affairs Bakri Hassan Salih.Why not by the President in the assembly during the announcement of the results?

BASHIR: “We promised to give the people of the south the right to self-determination…now that they have chosen independence, we will keep our promise,” he said.

WEAKLEAK: As usual, the “We will keep the promise” slogan rings again. How many promises, including the Abyei Protocol, have been kept by the president. The voting and acceptance of the results were just a condition, otherwise Bashir and company tried to do the CPA the Nimeiri way.

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