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UN warns of war between Sudan and South Sudan


December 8, 2011 (WASHINGTON) – A senior United Nations official today warned that Sudan and South Sudan could go to war over the disputes related to the secession of the south and military conflicts on the border region.

Hervé Ladsous (front, left), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, speaks at a meeting of the Security Council on Abyei, a contested territory on the Sudan-South Sudan border, where a UN peacekeeping force (UNISFA) was established in June 2011. Pictured with Mr. Ladsous are David Buom Choat (right), Acting Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the UN, and behind Mr. Choat, Susana Malcorra (on right), Under-Secretary-General for Field Support (UN Photo)

“The situation in Sudan and South Sudan is at a difficult juncture, with a very low trust between the countries, heightened rhetoric, and mutual accusations,” said United Nations Peacekeeping chief Hervé Ladsous at a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing.

“In this environment, neither country is making sufficient progress toward building a strong, mutually beneficial relationship” Ladsous added.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan officially last July but a number of contentious post-secession issues have yet to be agreed on particularly Abyei, border demarcation, oil and splitting national debt.

"A return to the negotiating table is absolutely essential to prevent a further descent of the two new countries into violence, which would inevitably have an impact on the whole region," Ladsous said.

Khartoum accuses Juba of supporting rebels fighting its forces in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states. More recently South Sudan claimed that a northern military plane bombed a refugee camp inside its borders and that Sudan Armed Forces troops occupied the town of Jau.

South Sudan claims Jau is part of its Unity state, while Sudan puts the region in its South Kordofan state.

"We are very concerned by the recent escalation of tensions at the border, and in particular the recent attack by the Sudan Armed Forces on Jau in Unity State. We underline that Jau is a part of South Sudan," South Sudan’s UN envoy David Buom Choat told the UNSC.

Choat said that Jau hosts the HQ of Southern army’s 9th Division and that this was recognized in accords with Khartoum.

But Sudan’s UN envoy, Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman dismissed Choat’s assertions saying Jau lies in South Kordofan inside the country’s borders.

"The presence of the 9th Division in Jau was illegitimate and was for the occupation of these lands. The land itself is northern territory, 100 percent northern" Osman said.

“Jau is an inseparable part of the territorial integrity of Sudan" he added.


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  • 9 December 2011 08:28, by Apolloos

    Khartoum should understand that South has fought for 21 years wihtout any infrastructure and was not defeated. Now that we are independent and several arms rebels against khartoum including the strong Darfur, where is the power in khartoum again? Bashier will soon follow the path of Gadafi. Take care Junta Bashier!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 9 December 2011 10:21, by Logic

      The UN is a talking shop, its useless to most developing countries.

      The two Sudans have been at war for a while now, its the just S. Sudan have been patient and unwilling to further the suffering of its people but it has no choice now but to retaliate and expel the pussycat (SAF) from its territory.

      But am sure NCP’s master (China) will get involved soon enough, NCP will retreat.

      • 10 December 2011 00:17, by SSLA/M Supporter

        The forthcoming, decisive war between SPLA/M militia and SAF is gaining momentum in daily basis and it seems to be inevitable indeed! Thus, I advise SAF to avoid collateral damages amongst our poor and innocent civilians and their properties because SPLA militia as usual will hide among them so they become the legitimate target! Find SPLA thugs wherever they hide but mind our poor civilians!

        • 10 December 2011 00:31, by SSLA/M Supporter

          No one wishes war, but war sometimes is needed to settle issues, I welcome this particular war between SPLA/M militia and SAF because it will mark the end of SPLA/M corruption and tyranny in RoSS! I don’t think there is anyone wishes RoSS to be led by that corrupted regime of SPLA/M militia apart from those who directly benefit from the looted wealth of South Sudanese! The regime change imminent!

    • 9 December 2011 10:44, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      The Arabs when they do not lie is not a politics to them
      Jau is a dinka land in Parainga County to Hell with the Living Arabs,the death one are friends.


    • 9 December 2011 15:58, by Paul

      The generals leading the 9th division that was stationed in that area needed to be asked.... How in the world did the SAF capture Jau in the first place? If he put a resistance, why did he retreat? If these generals are only drinking and wasting money, let them be retired. They need need to get me, a young and well trained in military tactical assault with a heart a of no excuses for failure.

  • 9 December 2011 08:34, by Green

    It is kingdom of devil! If it African issues, like Rwanda, and current problem in Sudan, it it awarning. Why dont you take action. Your Organization is always classifing the issues and people. This brutal man is killing people and cause destablization and nobody care, cuz it is African issues.puppet leaders will like u but not us, African citizens. Africa was well off, before colonization.

  • 9 December 2011 08:35, by Anti Dinka’s

    To the UN Big Building for Doing Nothing in New York
    we are already at War too late for Warning
    since 2005 the killing of southerners have Never Stop up to date

    there is No Peace to keep
    the only solution for peace to prevail is to Overrun Khartoum to the Finish
    Khartoum is the Bank of the problems the mother of troubles

    • 9 December 2011 08:47, by Michael Angelo

      South Sudan should not rely on the United Nation and westerners anymore. We have to stand firm and defend our ourselves from aggressive Bashir.

      • 9 December 2011 09:12, by Chol A.

        What a lie, you again claim Jau to be part of North! Shame to your claim and you will soon be running like rat. Bashir’s days are now numbered just continues with such aggression on us and you feel sorry soon.

  • 9 December 2011 09:15, by locdam

    I think the UN should remain neutral in this issue, so as not to further problems.
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  • 9 December 2011 09:15, by Man manning

    This is crazy!!!! the best, is UN War Keeping Force in the South should fuck off and go! leaving southerners to decide whether to go to war again or not. becoz there’s no need for them when people are dying each day yet they’re embezzling Nations donated funds for no reason.
    If we have been fightin for 21 years in the jungle then why can’t we make it while autonomous? to hell with UNPF.

  • 9 December 2011 09:21, by Jong Anthony

    it is an official right of South Sudan to protect its territory and the people; American should blame north Sudan for occupying South Sudan Land and North Sudan’s brutality against the people of the Republic of South Sudan

    • 9 December 2011 09:47, by Brother Billy

      If Bush was still in power, Khartoum would have not been disturbing South Sudan for such long time.Bush would have dealt with Bashir unlike Obamma who is fully bandaged with bashir by islamic religion belief of not killing your fellow muslim man. Why didn,t un warned saf when they captured Abyei, bombed Unity, upper Nile? What do UN think south sudan would have done, surrender?,bull-shit.

  • 9 December 2011 09:27, by mayombo

    Un is toothless Dogs we have suffered for 21 years and were just looking instant they want on supporting Basir we his National criminal party

  • 9 December 2011 10:06, by Brother Billy

    Dear fellow South Sudanese,
    Waiting or hoping for UN to solve our problem with the north will result into lost of life by 15%, displacement by 20 and poverty by 30% in SS and through this massive killing, displacement and poverty, UN will create more job opportunities to themselves in SS.
    What about the yellow card they gave to Bashir, in soccer 2 yellows = red card, nothing has been given Omer!

    • 9 December 2011 12:24, by Deng II

      This moron person so called Daffa lied that Jau is Sudan territory, does he know where Jau? Is there is Arabs tribes in Jau territory? I know there is no single Arabs tribes living there. Who say Islamic religion is God? It is just a terrorist devil religions. They lied that Jau is thier area but they never sleep and fart on it.
      Arabs know that Kiir is a weak president so that they claims any in

  • 9 December 2011 14:12, by Lokeji

    UN is just a life improvment org or a monitoring org. because in reality we gained nothing from their presence since 2005 untill now other than talking and reporting.The north have decided to waged war on us then it’s our right to defend ourselves.Let Kiir stop his usual nonsense of no return to war,we can’t tolerate more than this and UN will do nothing to stop sudan aggression on us.

    • 9 December 2011 17:28, by Leave Us Alone

      The United Nations has always been at the forefront of the "New Age spirituality" a mixture of western paganism and eastern mysticism. William Jasper, author of "A New World Religion" describes the religion of the UN: "...a weird and diabolical convergence of New Age mysticism, pantheism, aboriginal animism atheism, communism, socialism, Luciferian occultism, apostate Christianity, Islam, Taoism,

  • 9 December 2011 17:22, by Jamjamez

    Ok, Mr. Ambassador, your claim is absolutely absurd, Jau is not and has never been a part of the Nuba land, It is part of the Dinka Panaruu. To tell you bluntly, this is where I was born. It will never be like Abyei you are claiming to be part of the North. I am going to war for this if you keep on claiming it. I will personally put my knowledge to work for this to make sure that you are defeated.

    • 9 December 2011 17:33, by Leave Us Alone

      To understand the United Nations,one needs to look at its occult origin. Lucis Trust publishing House prints and disseminates United Nations material.It was established in 1922 as Lucifer Trust by Alice Bailey and Helena Blavasky founder of the Theosophical Society. Lucis Trust office was once located 666 United Nations Plaza and is a member of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

  • 9 December 2011 18:47, by Wetdut

    Generally Arabs are liars according to their religion Islam. Arabs are taking away quarter of the South Sudan town to be their using untrue statements to the world, you imagine Abyei is 30 minutes drive from the State of NBeGS-Aweil. the issue connected with Arabs does not need peacefully resolution but voilence thus why they accept CPA of 2005 it was possible because of the lesson learnt.

    • 9 December 2011 21:17, by mohammed ali

      You are simply a braiwashed ignorant who was filled with a garbage of propoganda!For your information the UN forces in SS refused to interfer in Jau saying it is in Sudan and outside their mandate. Even Susan Rice admitted that Jau is part of Sudan and not SS!It is part of Nubian land and you will never ever get it.All the time it is under the administration of Kadugli.Why claimimg it now?!

      • 9 December 2011 23:54, by Elijah B. Elkan

        Mr. Ali, The wish of South and North is to reunited as one country. How,Darfur,Blue Nile,South Kordufan, and the mighty South Sudan to over run those imbeciles in Khartoum by force. For ones your people will be free from Bashir the illiterate buffoon of the north.Bashir the world wanted criminal and he should hang. This is not personal against Bashir, but he’s murdered millions of it’s citizen.

  • 10 December 2011 23:45, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

    Jau is not a disputed area as it is carried by some medias but only an invaded area by the external forces that want no peace in the sudans.
    No Nuba or Arab in and around that locality but inhabited by Aniek,Diar and Kuok both from greater Panriang/Ruweng county

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