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South Sudan cabinet to convene emergency meeting over looming food crisis


March 16, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s cabinet is set to convene an “emergency meeting” immediately after the country’s president, Salva Kiir, returns from a trip to the Bahr el Ghazal region, a senior official told journalists on Friday.

Maize, South Sudan (FAO)

Salva Kiir is attending the of transitional constitution and swearing in ceremonies of West and Northern Bahr el Ghazal State governors, the country’s minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management said.

Minister Joseph Lual Acuil said the emergency meeting would discuss, among other things, a budget to transport the South Sudanese people who remain in neighbouring Sudan, as well as the current food shortage, particularly in the tribal-conflict affected state of Jonglei and in the border states of Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap, West and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

Acuil made the remark days after the Ministry of Agriculture declared 2011 farming season a failure due to severe crop failures and the resulting rocketing of food prices.

According to the Agriculture Ministry, the post-harvest assessment of the 2011 farming season, which it said was characterised by below normal and poorly distributed rainfall, indicated a reduction in total crop production of more than 70%.

Responding to the precarious situation, Acuil, the official said by Monday they are going to have an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss how to address the issue of the food shortage and crisis.

“Last year’s rainfall was a disaster," said Acuil, adding that the citiznes of South sudan could not be blamed for the situation as rainfall was what "God decided",

He explained that the current food crises was one of the reasons he travelled to New York and Geneva December 2011 with heads of different humanitarian organisations in the country.

He also observed that prices of basic food items including meat have risen considerably, but hastened to stress that this cannot be attributed to the rainfall.

He attributed this to the fact that although predominantly the meat being consumed in South Sudan comes from the nation’s cattle, the foreigners who sell meat back to the South Sudanese are making a considerable mark-up.

He also revealed that the minister of finance had approved 15 million SSDG (US$5.6 million) to initiate transport of South Sudanese citizens who are in neighbouring Sudan.

Of the budget, 5 million SSDG (US$1.9 million) will be used to transport 5,000 South Sudanese citizens who are currently in Egypt and 10 million SSDG (US$3.7 million) will be used for the transportation of those in north Sudan explained Acuil. The buget is pending the approval of the cabinet.


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  • 17 March 2012 09:19, by Konan


    ha ha ha, where all the forum thugs and bigots gone, ha ha ha ha ha not even a single comment ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, may be right now they are engaging in food piling.

    • 17 March 2012 10:20, by Logic

      "Konan" the racist and "Northern Sudanese" who only represent the bigots of N. Sudan.

      Its seems these two and probably more idiots find the lack of sufficient food a laughing matter. Lets see how brave you are in deporting anyone let alone the Sudanese of the south.

      You guys are true internet warriors, well done RETARDS..

      • 17 March 2012 12:03, by mohammed ali

        Logic, why should we be brave to deport them? why shouldn’t you be brave enough to take them to the promised land away from the racist Arabs? Why do you want them to stay as 2nd class citizents with the bigot Arabs, Jalaba " well they are no longer citizents".At least u should admitt, if you have any bravery, that they are staying with the best people on Earth, in peace and security. Admit that...

        • 17 March 2012 12:13, by mohammed ali

          ..they don’t to go to the failed SPLA kingdom of anarcy and looters where you can see the protrouding large bellies of Pagan and other " liberatores" in contast of the "skin & bones" of the poor innocent, starving, marginalized & oppresed southerners.In a closed door meeting of the UNSC Hilda Jonsons revealed the prcarious security situation in the South demanding a peace process between ...

          • 17 March 2012 12:25, by mohammed ali

            ..the SPLA thugs & the poor marginalized pple of SS; otherwise, a genocide worest than Rwanda is looming, as predicted by the CIA director" not by bigot Arabs". Jenaky Neur are now running to the Ethiopia after attacks by their brothers form the Lou Neur. Disarment is violent, selective , includs beating, killing, rape & sever abuse of basic human rights!Hilda is excpecting further violence!

            • 17 March 2012 12:32, by mohammed ali

              ..((A United Nations special envoy on Thursday warned of the possibility of “large scale humanitarian crisis” in the word’s newest nation" This warning didn’t come from a bigot Arab racist nor it was caused by them.((A United Nations special envoy on Thursday warned of the possibility of “large scale humanitarian crisis” in the word’s newest nation)) these children were not enslaved by bigot Arab.

              • 17 March 2012 12:39, by mohammed ali

                ..racist.Thief Pagan should stop slavery of poor marginalized childrens in his country before talking about Sudan.He should repatriate the money he had stolen, it will feed all starving southerners.Let them bring their families from Australia,America & Europe to live the life of ordinary pple before talking about patriotism.Let them liberate enslaved SSudanese in SS before claming slavery in Sudan

            • 17 March 2012 13:24, by Logic

              M. Ali

              What are you blabbering on about? Most of Sudan’s modern day ills are caused by you elitist fake-wana-be-Arab bigots. The current state of S. Sudan’s problems is due to your backward mentality of wanting to dominate political and social life in your image.

              Spare me the blabber you retarded bigot!

          • 17 March 2012 13:28, by Logic

            I don’t have to be brave enough to do anything, because am not the bigot advocating the expulsion of a people who may regard N. Sudan as their home despite living with racist retards like you.

            The picture you paint of S. Sudan is out of fear and ignorance, but what can we expect from a bunch of racist fools who get fed their knowledge from Al Tayeb Mustafa. Funny retards..lol!

            • 17 March 2012 14:40, by mohammed ali

              Logic, calling names seems to be your habit, you have been brought up this.I feel sorry for you, you can’t change.This the choice of these pple; they want to have their own country, we can’t force tnem to be part of us. They can’t have it both ways; it is ILLOGICAL! The current state is due to our backward mentality!Isn’t that funny? Is that logical? Did our retarded mentality make your friends...

              • 17 March 2012 14:48, by mohammed ali

                ..the thiefs, looooot billions! Or it is blame the fake-wana-be-Arabs, jalaba, mandokorrow..bla, a blame coming form anon-racist!We want to be Arabs so what? Why should it hurt you? I am not painting any picture of SS, this the picture which your friends in the descibe, am just reflecting it to you, with their own words. Psychologically, when somebody feels his weakness start to name them with....

                • 17 March 2012 14:53, by mohammed ali

                  ..what he is! A theief, will see all people as thiefs; a fool & retarded will just see people like him. This reflects his internal psychological conflict.

                  • 17 March 2012 18:44, by Omot

                    Jesus Christ!!Arabs speak in English!No.These are South Sudanese whose attention are drawn on food lines from the North to kill us here.Nguiny Nya-Ngothi!!

                    • 17 March 2012 21:39, by mohammed ali

                      Omot, South Sudanese are tought to speak by & large by north Sudanese!

      • 17 March 2012 12:11, by Northern Sudanese

        Thank you mr.No logic but i guess your country is retarded not me and konan.

        i am an anti south sudanese warrior.

        wat’s up with the sudanese in the south?we are calling them home and kicking you to south sudan........ we don’t want them to stay there, we want them back home....... if they stay there.....they will be mistreated and they won’t find food..... they must return home by all means.....

        • 17 March 2012 13:40, by Logic

          N. Sudanese

          I dare you to walk up to a group of S. Sudanese youths in the street of Khartoum and attempt to implement your wish! lol

          You internet pussycats are really funny (awlad al biskaweet). You fools are a bunch of hanakeesh who’s rich families sent you abroad for a decent education instead you’ve become radical bigots. RETARDS.

          • 17 March 2012 15:18, by mohammed ali

            Logic, " I dare you to walk up to a group of S.Sudanese youth in Khartoum....." Isn’t that a very retarded comment. We in Sudan are law abiding pple, we don’t target individuals and take the law in our hands. Law enforcing units are there to do it. We don’t fear any; somebody who is softish ,dlicate youngish, boyesh may run away from janubeen , but we never run away ; we are MEN, real MEN!

          • 17 March 2012 15:46, by Northern Sudanese


            i bet you are a southerner in khartoum and don’t wanna return to south sudan.hahahahaha where did you learn those words from? ’hanakeesh’ is a northern sudanese word, you can’t find it’s meaning on the internet.

            lol, i dare you to go to a group of N.sudanese and call them ’fake arabs, racists , arab wanna be’s ect......’ hahahaha

            calling me an internet pussy cat lol hear who’s speaking

            • 17 March 2012 17:01, by mohammed ali

              Northener, no he is not Southerner, he is a northener Hankooooosh!

      • 17 March 2012 12:32, by Konan


        What do you mean by "lack of sufficient food" does it mean that the Promised Land and Aden Paradise is not producing enough food for its lazy inhabitant as the arid land of Jalaba. Lol an oil rich country is starving to death, what a shame. No oil flow through North and No Four Freedoms Agreement, it is time to face the consequences of your own choice.

        • 17 March 2012 13:35, by Logic


          No you retard, it would be consequences of a forced choice due to your mentality. How could you expect a Sudanese to choose unity with your likes, you’re retarded, racist, supremacist and misguided beyond redemption. Who in their right mind would vote for unity with your likes who currently dominate the NCP.

          S. Sudan has its problems but at least its free from your bigotry.

          • 17 March 2012 14:20, by Konan


            Pls. apply some logic, you are the one who voted for separation with 98% not us while you were ruling the South and had 1/3 of the National Govt. and a minister in every northern state. You called separation liberation and Pagan said bye bye dirty Khartoum. Every morning you insult us fake Arab, sons of slave women and wish us death so what are you expecting in return.

          • 17 March 2012 15:02, by mohammed ali

            Logic, did anyone called you bad names? We simply want them to say bye-bye Khartoum , just like thief Pagan!Why should they " suf fer"with retarded, bigot wana-be Arabs racist. No reason for that. Let them go to your SPLA paradise. If you fail to feed & look after your pple, it is not our responsbility. This is their choice, we will help them to have it!

  • 17 March 2012 09:57, by Northern Sudanese

    LOL hahahahahahahhaa . this is why 700,000 south sudanese don’t wanna return lol hahahahahaahahha.......... don’t worry south sudanese in sudan......if bashir doesn’t send you back, then we will send you back.........

    lol, and after all they speak about war with sudan ect..... now someone is gonna comment and say ’it’s Bashir’ lol hahahahhaha

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