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AU urges Khartoum and Juba to respect Addis Ababa pact


By Julius N. Uma

February 15, 2012 (JUBA) The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission on Wednesday urged both Khartoum and Juba to respect the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on non-aggression and cooperation signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week.

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Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union Jean Ping (AFP)

Jean Ping, in a statement sent to Sudan Tribune said it was vital for the two countries to refrain from actions or statements likely to complicate the post-succession negotiations under the mediation of the AU High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).

“He [Ping] urges the leadership in the two countries to demonstrate the required spirit of compromise and mutual accommodation, as well as to extend unreserved cooperation to the AU High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), in the conduct of its facilitation role,” reads part of the statement.

The AU, its Chairperson reiterated, will continue to closely follow the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan on their post-secession relations until a successful conclusion is reached.

The African body, Ping further noted, will continue monitoring the situation on the ground, with a view to keeping the Peace and Security Council (PSC) fully informed of the implementation status of the MoU, especially in view of the continued allegations and counter allegations of incidents, bombardments and troop movements along the common border.

On Tuesday, talks between the two failed after both nations failed to reach a compromise after five days of negotiations in the Ethiopian capital. A proposal tabled by Khartoum detailing its position on oil transit fees and how it should be calculated per barrel of crude exported by South Sudan through the pipelines was rejected by their Southern counterparts.

Khartoum’s demand of $36 per barrel of oil has been described by South Sudan as unrealistic, with the latter suggesting the fee should be around $1 per barrel.

Early this week, South Sudan accused Khartoum of violating the recently signed pact on non-aggression and cooperation, by allegedly preventing the movement of barges back to Juba. It also accused forces from its northern neighbour of having carried out attacks in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal and Unity states.


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  • 16 February 2012 09:33, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    AU you are trading on this post independent outstanding remainding agendas,otherwise there should be some little out of it,keep on cottecting feit dollars from Khartoum Govt


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    • 16 February 2012 09:43, by Land-of-Cush

      North sudan govt is not stable.


      Your mouth will push silent commentators to divert onto ever comments you’re charring out on this site.
      Also I can see you Sudanese north have breached an Islamic law in which you have taken unlawful decision by stealing south Sudanese oil which is prohibited by Allah that known as Arahaam in Arabic word).

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    • 16 February 2012 09:46, by Lorolokin

      Ping Pong ,

      You need to tell Basher the truth , we are sick of you ya Ping.


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      • 16 February 2012 11:32, by Robot

        AU hypocrites are not ashamed of mentioning or combining this statement with the south, can’t they see the real situation who is disregarding/dishonoring this agreement? in fact i have little trust with this bodies.. for how long did the conflict continued in the war ravaged south?, where was AU, UN... mention them, play your interests in south/north sudan but southerners are certain.

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    • 16 February 2012 15:57, by Paul Ongee

      Can you imagine the only country in Africa that yells to be part of Middle East without oil on its soil is Republic of Sudan whose political and economic life hangs solely on stolen oil of South Sudan and financial bailout? For a loan Juba is closer than Qatar but because of ICC Khartoum keeps beating the drum of war while stealing our oil on false claims. Unbelievable.

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      • 16 February 2012 17:06, by Paul Ongee

        African leaders need to think twice about getting this Gabonian guy (Jean Ping) back into the Office during the upcoming election. His imperfection is more than his perfection. Do you want the list of his imperfections? I hope not. We need a new Chairperson of AU Commission this time.

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    • 16 February 2012 21:17, by morogot batal

      mr.afican buyers and sellers.

      why dont you react on the piece of north sudan african land that is included to arab world ?

      you AU rejected the warrent of arrest against omer beshir who sloughter africans and threw the children on fire

      you AU is silent of south sudan oil that was been stollen by omer beshir and you are pressing us to give more oil to khartoum empowering him to kill us more and m

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  • 16 February 2012 09:39, by Daniel Buolmawei

    South Sudan always obeys any agreement, but North Sudan always violates it and you keep talking about Juba. When will you understand that North Sudan never obey any agreements since its existence? It is not in their norms to respect or obey agreement.

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    • 16 February 2012 15:33, by Morthon Akol

      you guys this orgnization so call AU. i don’t thing is working for the befit of African people. now since 2005 up to today it has been incharge for the talk between South and the North before oil ceisis but it fail to bring two side together. please if its become difficult for you just give it to other like IGAD to tried. otherwise you have a differnt agenda.

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  • 16 February 2012 10:33, by Wudutman

    AU. We know your deal with Khartoum Goverment.Base on bashir demand for 36 dollars per barrel is not acceptable I urge government of South Sudan to rest because we are ready for action if our resources secretly been looted by force. We are everywhere in the Country border. African leaders are jealous because of our Oil but we will still get rich better than any country in Africa.

    By Wudutman.

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  • 16 February 2012 10:50, by s sudan boy

    Look at this coward ping ping

    Juba have been cautious to follow all the Internatioal requirements in order to achieve the peaceful agreement with its neighbor sudan and khartuom is unwilling. What the poor country with no military equipement that why all international body are putting more pressure on it. Wake up weak juba how long you will be begging for helps; foods and even guns ashame on you.

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  • 16 February 2012 14:57, by viper

    AU is one of the most failure organizations in the continent. they should not be allowed to involve themselves in these critical issues of the pple of SS because Arab may bribe these pple and act against SS because SS has got no experience in giving bribes to hungery mediators like mbeki

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    • 16 February 2012 17:16, by Anynya One

      What the fuck! who the hell is this guy carelessly voicing on the pack that they can’t even handle before it collapse? Sucks!

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  • 16 February 2012 19:35, by James Maker Akok

    AU doesn’t know how to judge. Suppose AU has to tell North Sudan you are wrong because North Sudan is a once who fought South Sudan.

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  • 16 February 2012 22:26, by Elijah B. Elkan

    Mr. Ping,

    The African Union is toothless and they are there to protect evils dictators like Bashier. It would be refreshing for the African Union to show their accomplishment since it inceptions. African Union does not need to take sides but, tell the truth to guilty party that they are wrong. Bashir is the world most warned criminal and he/his cohorts must hang.

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