Voice of the unheard & home to the homeless
Front Page  ŕ—»ž
«Š„š»— «Šŕ«„
 Latest News
 Articles and Analysies
 Press Releases
 Photo Gallery
 About Sudan
  Sudanese Music
  Sudanese Links
  Discussion Board
  2006 News Archives
  2006 Articles Archives
  2006 Press R.Archives
  2005 News Archives
  2005 Articles Archives
  2005 Press R.Archives
  PC&Internet Forum
  Poll System
  Tell A Friend
  Upload Your Picture
  Contact Us


Articles and Analysies «Š’›Õ… «Šŕ—»Ū… Last Updated: May 5, 2010 - 12:06:03 AM

Scandalous Pipes Market Disaster or the Ponzi scheme in El-Fasher By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Scandalous Pipes Market Disaster or the Ponzi scheme in El-Fasher

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

The infamous Pipes Market in Darfur is a major Financial disaster in El-Fasher endorsed by president Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, planned and implemented by Osman Mohammed Yousif Kibir the Governor of Northern Darfur State with a sinister intention to unjustly consume the wealth of the Sudanese people in Darfur and beyond as part the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) tactics and strategies for the impoverishment of the targeted citizens in that part of the country. What has happened in El-Fasher is beggarsí belief and can not be imagined. The notion ĎPipes Marketí is a reference to the deceptiveness fraudulence and corrupt ion of this market. It is a neologistic term recently introduced into the Sudanese Arabic daily jargon as a political satire and an euphemism for the extremes of Fraud and slander that is exercised by the Government of the National Congress Party (NCP) in the afflicted country of Sudan.

After the National Congress Party (NCP) burned thousands of villages, killed half a million citizens, poisoned water sources, driving millions of people of Sudan in Darfur out of their homes to reside in IDP or refugee camps, the Islamist entity in Khartoum considers that crime is not sufficient for punishing the people of Darfur, and it must be extended to make    the devastation felt by every individual belonging to the in Darfur region. The National Islamic Front (NIF) regime began with the evil plan of impoverishing the Darfurian financially wherever they are. The initial target was the drying up Libya Market in Omdurman where entrepreneurs from Darfur ran Profitable investments in the pretext that the so called Libyan Market was no more than market intended to support the Darfur armed movements and money laundering. Accordingly, billions of pounds of those innocent law abiding citizens were confiscated and based on that excuse, the NCP Security elements shut down dozens of shops and along with the cancellation of hundreds of licenses. Furthermore, the regime still found out that was not an enough punishment to deter the determined people of Darfur from demanding their legitimate citizenship rights. The June 1989 Coup díťtat Government of NCP but started to chase the Darfuris working in various State institutions subjecting hundreds of army officers to the forced retirement without the right to receive pensions.  The same policy was applied to the Darfuri in the civil service and thousands of them lost their jobs without compensation on the pretext of belonging to the armed movements. This damned NCP government policy of Systematic displacement and impoverishment forced a large number of people from Darfur to migrate into the unknown in the Diaspora.   Those whose bad luck and doomed fate and went to some Gulf  Arab states to seek jobs and better working conditions have been charged with inciting hatred towards an Arab League member (Government of Sudan) and  dozens of Darfuris had to leave the countries where they worked and ran business. In the same pretext and justification the Arab States extradited them or expel them without having committed any prove. Nevertheless, they had to leave otherwise they would be handed over to the Khartoum regime for torture and rendition.

When the NCP in Khartoum found out the resilience of the people of Sudan in Darfur in the face of hardship and that the regime has exhausted all types of harmful methods against the Darfuris without success it, the government, resorted to another demonic planning. This time is the use of the method of dispossession in which the regime to deprive the urban population of the cities from their homes, land, vehicles, Crops, jewelry, livestock and all that of value belonging to a Darfurian.   To do so, the regime adopted the Ponzi scheme. In June 2009 the residents of the city of El Fasher were surprised to learn that there were people who buy everything paying three times its market price, particularly cars and houses. They would pay in cash a quarter of the value agreed upon and for the rest a receipt (not a check) is given for a particular time frame.  The first people who initiated this dodgy business were members of the police force of the State of North Darfur. They were Assistant Sergeant Musa Siddiq Musa and Sergeant Adam Ismail Ishag. To start with, the time limit for honoring the amounts of owed money was too short in order to create trust with their victims. What was seemed very bizarre thing was that the offices of the criminals were within the premises of State police. This led to the emergence of long lines of citizens from all walks of life queuing at the Headquarters of the State Police. The news were spread widely very soon and criminal aims began to grow confidence and trust in the hearts of customers for as long as the police themselves were the sponsors of the process.

This fantasy market started to grow gradually with amplified purchases of cars and houses in the beginning of the market and later to include gold, silver and all kinds of jewelry and plates and teacups and all household utensils, camels, sheep and all kinds of livestock. Crops such as sorghum, millet and all agricultural crops, sugar, cooking oil, flour and all kinds of goods, bricks, cement and all building materials and tools including (part of broken bricks.

With the increase in the size of business in the Pipe Market the criminal minded sponsors increased time frame for honouring the deferred checks to 45 days. However, the assailants have never allowed a check to get bounced. This had made it easy for those naÔve impelled by greed to sell their homes which only worth  true value of 50 Million pounds are valuated for 150 million ponds to get 40 million cash and checks for 110 million to be paid in the near future. Thus, they soon changed the terms and conditions of payment, regardless of the amount of perfection and completeness! The total amount of the money lost through this scum has been estimated as 500 billion pounds, which is the total assets, cash and savings of the state's population. It was reported that when traders in El-Fasher gathered and filed a memorandum to the state government demanding the closure of the market (market pipes) for   the damage caused and the implications of the wholesale, the State Security Committee under the chairmanship of the Governor Osman Mohammad Yousif Kibir   rejected the complaint on the grounds that the alleged damage was not true and that the market is not interest-based (Usury) and in line with the jurisprudence of Islamic (Sharia) banking system! Moreover, it was claimed that the same Committee passed a decree banning the use of the term ĎPipe Marketí and instead to be called ďMercy MarketĒ! What is more was that the Governor Osman Mohammed Yousif Kibir who was a candidate for a State Wali post during the recent fraudulent Sudanese General Elections promised that if the voters in the State opt to elect him he will guarantee to pay back all the money owed to owners uncompromised. But the governor of North Darfur state reneged on his former promise which he gave it to the citizens during the elections. In the aftermath of this turn of events the citizens who have lost their holdings stages peaceful demonstrations to demand their rights but t the Security Forces the NCP regime   opened a barrage of fire with live ammunition that led to the deaths of innocent people and injuring dozens of them some of them in serious condition. It is ironic that the Governor of the state of North Darfur Osman Mohammed Yousif Kibir and his associates and their families left the city of El Fasher and fled to Khartoum to avoid reprisals from the angry crowd.

Observers say that the scandalous Pipes Market, founded by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in El-Fasher to extort and loot money from citizens is akin to the fraudulent investment known as Ponzi scheme named after the notorious Italian swindler Charles Ponzi, who is considered one of the greatest swindlers in American history. The term "Ponzi scheme" is a widely known description of any dishonest scheme (scam) that pays early investors returns from the investments of later investors. Unfortunately, thousands of innocent people have become gullible victims of this conspiracy that was hatched by the Government of National Congress Party (NCP). It is regrettable that many innocent, but naÔve people have fallen victims to this scam. Words of condemnation and denunciation are not enough to deter this autocratic minority government whose president is indicted and some of its associates are fugitives wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. Recourse to the courts run by the employees of security apparatus of the regime would be a waste of time and effort. The Government of National Congress Party, led by Marshal Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum, will only listen and pays attention the voice of power and armed confrontation, which is the method that should be resorted to in order to get back the rights and the money looted from the citizens. This as well as the supportive role expected from the international community. However, to rely on the international community to respond is in often slow and frustrating and of a limited outcome. Is it true to say that what was taken by force can not be returned without the use of force? That is the $64 Question the answer to which is elusive!

Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is the Deputy Chairman of the General Congress for Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). He can be reached at [email protected]


© Copyright by SudaneseOnline.com

Please feel free to send us your Articles , Analysies news and press releases to [email protected]

Top of Page

This report does not necessarily reflect the views of Sudanese Online.com

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Articles and Analysies
  • Political Divorce a lesson for both the Sudan and the rest of Africa.By: Justin Ambago Ramba
  • China has been silent about the war in Darfur in order to reap the benefits from Sudanese oil and the sale of Chinese weapons to the Sudanese government by Jaafar Mirmar
  • Sleeping with the Devil:When the US goes the wrong way in Sudan by Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim -Washington, DC
  • South Sudan is never too young for an independent state By Atok Dan Baguoot
  • Making Justice is a Political pinyana in south Sudan. By: Daniel Abushery Daniel
  • A letter to UN Secretary General by Dr. Mohamed Ali Mustafa
  • Kiir Promises Clean Water while the Food continues to come from Uganda. By: Justin Ambago Ramba
  • Why Egypt Threatens the Africans over their own Water By Izzadine Abdul Rasoul
  • Let the Debate Boil Down to the ReferendumÖ Not a Dead Unity!! By: Luk Kuth Dak.
  • No Negotiation with Al-Bashir Government even if the venue is in white House By: Abdellatif Abdelrahman
  • NCP: End this Ignoble Episode By Usman Ibn Foda-CRID, Abuja
  • Idriss Deby, The Ultimate Hater of South Sudanese! By: Luk Kuth Dak.
  • To Salva Kiir: Donít Fuel Athorís Rebellion By Dr. James Okuk
  • Why NCP blackmails the AU, UN Forces in Darfur?By : Abdellatif Abdelrahman.
  • A Tougher Obama is needed to secure a Peaceful Divorce in Sudan. By: Dr. Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • Lam Akolís Flunkies Are His Worst Enemies!! By Luk Kuth Dak:
  • Dr. Josephine Laguís case exposes the nasty face of tribal politics in south Sudan. By: Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • Should Padang-Dinka community continue silent over Jongeli incident? By Atok Dan Baguoot
  • Why Dr. Lam Akol Shouldnít Be The Minister Of Foreign Affairs!! By: Luk Kuth Dak.
  • The Not Inevitable War in Sudan: Goss vs. NPC By: Dr. Mohamed N Bushara
  • Agarís snub on south Sudanís independence must cease. By: Justin Ambago Ramba.
  • Scandalous Pipes Market Disaster or the Ponzi scheme in El-Fasher By Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • Is American policy over Sudan invidious? By Izzadine Abdul Rasoul
  • An Independent South Sudan Is Vital to USA!! By Luk Kuth Dak
  • Letís SPLM Political Bureau be answerable to all current messes in the South By Atok Dan Baguoot
  • How bitter the injustice suffered, south Sudan must still come first. By: Justin Ambago Ramba.
  • Panaruu-Dinka historical, political naivety and leniency towards the SPLM by Atok Dan Baguoot
  • Western Equatoria: The will to resist and succeed. By: Justin Ambago Ramba.
  • Sudan Elections 2010: Defective beyond repair! By Arman Muhammad Ahmad
  • A Unified Sudanese Currency II by Abdel - Halim Anwar Mohamed Ahmed Mahgoub
  • voting in election is hallmark of demcracy by Siddik, Nadir Hashim
  • The Rigged Elections Boxes Should Be Disqualified By Dr. James Okuk
  • General election of Sudan By Aru Mayan:
  • Nasir Declaration was a well calculated move to destroy the Nuer tribe by Simon R. Gatluak,
  • the manifesto of the Sudanese Emancipation United Movement (SEUM) by Aguer Rual
  • When confusion steps in, then only a genuine change can help. By: Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • Letís your vote not throttle the CPA By Atok Dan
  • Watch out; is your transport fee to your voting centre available? By Atok Dan Baguoot
  • Delaying the Election is not a Good Option by Nhial K. Wicleek lives in Canada.
  • Are Independent candidates still SPLM members? I doubt BY: Isaiah Abraham, JUBA
  • The SPLM Party Is The Answer: By: Luk Kuth Dak.
  • Dose general Scott Gration Understand get lost? by Hatim Elmedani*
  • SPLM Tactics of Scaring Away Voters in Southern Sudan By Dr. James Okuk
  • Civil liberty must precede the civil divorce. By: Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • Seeking Justices for the Rape Victims of Terekeka.By: Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • Will the National Election in Sudan takes place? By Federico Vuni
  • Southerners have better reasons to vote for H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit By: Gieth A. Dauson
  • Dr. Lam Akol SPLM-DC candidate reveals early defeat in Sudan April elections By Magdelina John
  • National Interest first By Kenjok D, Bentiu
  • Kiir declares the Central Equatoria State votes as insignificant! By: Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • Go to Hague! by Hatim El-Medani
  • Vote for Salva, Vote for Change, is it a Joke? Nhial K. Wicleek lives in Canada
  • President Kiir and VP Machar campaign rally in Bor, Jonglei is historic BY: Mawut Guarak , NEW YORK , USA
  • Watch out SPLA/M by Dr. Mawien Akot is a family physician in Wynyard, Canada.
  • Rushing or NOT, the CPA ends in 2011, IGAD reiterates! By: Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • Medical Registrars threatening to go on strike over pay increase by By Federico Vuni
  • Your vote may land us into trouble! By: Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • The Future Of South Sudan Will Be Brighter Than Others Think! By: Luk Kuth Dak.
  • Opinion Poll on nominees for South Sudan Government by Shean Ashang
  • GOSS Corruption: Minister Awut Deng stops recruitment of diplomats BY: David Joseph Lomoro, JUBAs
  • Lam Akol set to meet his Waterloo By Majok Nikodemo Arou
  • Stop the Humanitarian Blockade of Jebel Marra, Darfur BY Dr. Anne Bartlett
  • Who is best leader for South Sudan after April? By DJames Okuk
  • Southerners have Perfected Political Hypocrisy and are becoming vendors.By: Justin Ambago Ramba, MD.
  • (JEM) has not intended to keep the Fellow Combatants out of the Darfur Peace Process By Mahmoud A. Suleiman