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Khartoum urges its citizens in South Sudan to regularise stay

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February 26, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Embassy in the capital of neighboring South Sudan has called on its citizens there to regularise their stay and register their names with the mission as of Monday.

Northern Merchants in Malakal, Southern Sudan (Tim McKulka – UNMIS)

Awad Al-Karim al-Raiah, charge d’affaires of Sudan’s Embassy in Juba, announced on Sunday that the move comes in response to a similar announcement by South Sudan’s Interior Ministry which asked all southern citizens in Sudan to regularise their stay or leave so they won’t be subject to legal proceedings by Sudanese authorities.

More than 350,000 Southern Sudanese citizens have returned to their region since it declared independence from Sudan in July last year, according to estimates declared in November of the same year

Sudan has amended its nationality law to revoke citizenship of southerners and set 8 April as a deadline for them to leave or stay as foreigners.

UN agencies estimate that there are 700,000 South Sudanese citizens still resideing in Sudan. However, there are no estimates on the number of Sudanese citizens in South Sudan.

The Sudanese diplomat pointed out that the registration presents an opportunity to count the number of Sudanese citizens in the South, adding that he expects them to be of great number.

Al-Raiah also said that Sudanese citizens in South Sudan will have a special status until 8 April unlike other foreigners who have less than two weeks to regularise their stay.

Sudan and South Sudan this month signed a memorandum of understanding on facilitating the return of southerners to their homelands.

"DIPLOMACY NO. 1"

In a related subject, Al-Raiah said that South Sudan had given Sudan’s embassy the diplomatic plate number 1 because it was the first country to recognize South Sudan’s independence.

The Sudanese diplomat confirmed that Khartoum had chosen Mutrif Sidiq to serve as its ambassador in South Sudan. However, he added that South Sudan is yet to respond to the nomination of Sidiq.

Juba said that Sudan’s ambassador to South Sudan would be chosen carefully due to the distinctive nature of relations between the two countries.

(ST)

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  • 27 February 2012 15:02, by john agoet

    Attention To Our Mission In Khartoum
    “The Sudanese Embassy in Juba has called on its citizens to regularize their stay and register their names with the mission as of Monday”
    If you analyst that carefully and translate to a security language it will lead to conclusion that war is eminent and it will be in full scale, so are asking their citizen to register their names for future accountability

    • 27 February 2012 15:10, by john agoet

      also will be good chance to advice their citizen of what to do before and during the war. Therefore I would suggest our government to do the same and register our citizen in the north Sudan as soon as possible and give them a ward of advice in order to avoid potential massacres

      • 27 February 2012 16:04, by Paul Ongee

        John Agoet,

        It’s a normal thing to register with the Sudan’s Embassy here in Juba but I don’t think if any sane Northerners in the South is likely to mess up with his/her freedom here that will soon be translated into the North.

        • 29 February 2012 06:21, by john agoet

          Paul Ongee
          My friend you misunderstood me I was addressing things between the lines. It is all about awareness..ok

    • 28 February 2012 03:02, by Marolditapei

      TOO MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED RITUAL MASS TODAY AT THE NGUNDENG TEMPLE IN NEBRASKA, THE TEMPLE WAS FULL OF SMOKE FROM THE INSENSES THAT WERE BURNED. A SCROLL WAS READ AND THEN IT WAS HANDED OVER TO NGUNDENG CULTIC PRIEST. NEXT RITUAL MASS WILL BE CONDUCTED NEXT YEAR February 27. Ngundeng ritual mass was attended by people of all colours, Australians, English, French, Natives, Africans, Latinos and almo

  • 27 February 2012 18:34, by BM Bol

    Sudanese Citizens in South Sudan are way safer and secured compare to South Sudan citizens in Sudan who face constant abuse and harassments.

    • 28 February 2012 02:59, by Marolditapei

      TOO MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED RITUAL MASS TODAY AT THE NGUNDENG TEMPLE IN NEBRASKA, THE TEMPLE WAS FULL OF SMOKE FROM THE INSENSES THAT WERE BURNED. A SCROLL WAS READ AND THEN IT WAS HANDED OVER TO NGUNDENG CULTIC PRIEST. NEXT RITUAL MASS WILL BE CONDUCTED NEXT YEAR February 27. Ngundeng ritual mass was attended by people of all colours, Australians, English, French, Natives, Africans, Latinos and almo

  • 28 February 2012 02:55, by Anynya One

    My advice to the Southern Sudanese People, please don’t let local Arab enter the South Sudan pretending to be merchants. This was how Arabs first locally entered in to our Kushit Lands and turned us down. Let me repeat..."DO NOT EVER LET AN ARAB ENTER AS A LOCAL MERCHANTS PLEASE!"

    • 28 February 2012 03:01, by Marolditapei

      TOO MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED RITUAL MASS TODAY AT THE NGUNDENG TEMPLE IN NEBRASKA, THE TEMPLE WAS FULL OF SMOKE FROM THE INSENSES THAT WERE BURNED. A SCROLL WAS READ AND THEN IT WAS HANDED OVER TO NGUNDENG CULTIC PRIEST. NEXT RITUAL MASS WILL BE CONDUCTED NEXT YEAR February 27. Ngundeng ritual mass was attended by people of all colours, Australians, English, French, Natives, Africans, Latinos and almo

      • 28 February 2012 08:08, by Ruach

        Oh I miss it,I would understand very important words about him!



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