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South Sudan shuts down oil production in the disputed border area of Heglig


April 12, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s government on Wednesday suspended oil production in the disputed oil-rich area of Heglig following the capture of the area on Tuesday by the South Sudan’s forces known as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

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South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar (Reuters)

Engineers from the White Nile Petroleum Operating Company (WNPOC) based in Unity state today briefed the Vice President, Riek Machar, in Bentiu, on their immediate inspection of the Heglig oilfield after it was captured by the SPLA and declared that they had successfully halted the oil operation in the area.

Machar had already been in Bentiu town of Unity state for two days on a peace mission when the fighting erupted between the two armies. He was also informed by the engineers on some minor damages inflicted on oil facilities during the fighting.

The report will increase the tensions between Khartoum and Juba as Heglig is one of the biggest oil fields in Sudan.

Eyewitnesses in the Sudanese capital that motorists worried about a possible disruption to fuel supplies as a result of Heglig takeover formed lines at petrol stations to stock up.

The Sudanese government announced today that it has suspended all negotiations with Juba on post-independence issues that were mediated by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP). It also vowed to swiftly reclaim the area.

South Sudan said their forces had to respond to the "aggressive provocation" by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) after which they repulsed and pursued the retreating forces into Heglig town which subsequently resulted in the fall of the area to the SPLA on Tuesday.

On Wednesday the AU, United Nations and the United States called on South Sudan to immediately withdraw from Heglig. This followed a formal complaint lodged by Khartoum with the AU and the UN Security Council (UNSC).

But South Sudan today gave further hints of their intention to assert ownership of the area they claim to be part of the Unity state.

The SPLA spokesman Philip Aguer, told the BBC on Wednesday that Heglig has never been part of Sudan in accordance with the 1956 borders between the two regions, now separate countries.

Heglig, which is locally known as Panthou by the indigenous people in Dinka language, had been a low key disagreement between Sudan and South Sudan and specifically between the Abyei region of Southern Kordofan state in Sudan and Pariang County of Unity state in South Sudan.

In 2009 a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague which determined and demarcated the Abyei territory and its boundaries, decided that Heglig fell outside the official boundaries of the Abyei region.

Aguer said that that since the PCA ruling found that Heglig fell outside of Abyei’s boundaries in South Kordofan, the demarcation of boundaries between South Sudan and Sudan will rightfully declare it part of Unity state in South Sudan.

He added Heglig is not a border area, but deep inside South Sudan’s territory and warned that the SPLA will not allow SAF to continue encroaching into the territory of the Republic of South Sudan by force.

Aguer cautioned the international community against believing in the "baseless stories" told by Khartoum.


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  • 12 April 2012 05:49, by DANDHEL

    Good move SS for shutting down the pipeline..we will see where these thieves of NCP and Arabs in general gonna survive without oil as their only source of income by stealing it from SS.. Spla oyeeeeedd..

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    • 12 April 2012 05:58, by Mi diit

      Bravo, stop Khartoum from stealing our oil from Heglig. South Sudan oyeee! SPLA oyeee! Unity state oyeee...General Gatduel Gatluak oyeee...

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      • 12 April 2012 09:32, by Agor

        AU should stop urging South Sudan to withdraw from its own territory by accepting baseless report given by Khartoum. Remember Border demarcation was to be done in the first year of CPA but Basher refused because he want to invaded South Sudan territory as he is doing now. AU failed to urge BAshier to accept demarcation for the last seven years.


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        • 12 April 2012 14:51, by Mi diit

          AU is a useless organisation. They are after Arab money. They did not tell Khartoum to stop bombing South Sudan’s territory for over a month. But when South Sudan responded by capturing the disputed heglig area, they now open their lazy mouth to say withdraw your troops. Disgusting.

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      • 12 April 2012 19:33, by SSLA/M Supporter

        SPLA/M’s ignorance will inevitably set South Sudan alight! This blind capturing of Heglig only will give Sudan a justifiable excuse to capture some rich areas inside South Sudan!! mark my words! you SPLA/M blind supporters who are dancing now will soon be stunned with the defeat your militia will suffer in the hand of the retaliating SAF! Gaduel Nyakuach is just a bigoted fool!!

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    • 12 April 2012 06:07, by omoni jr.

      This is the first warning to so called Black Arabs in N SUDAN,this land is Not belong to you,it is African sudanese land.
      Bravo SPLA warroirs.

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    • 12 April 2012 06:25, by Bolman

      I don’t think NCP is the only one who stealling the properties what about the South Sudan’s big lion SPLM Ruling party who already corrupted and looting his own people all the times they both were the former corruption dismentalizing Government even those who fought that heaevy war on behave of SPLM they really the heartless fighters they don’t know what they are fighting for they just like sheeps

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      • 12 April 2012 06:38, by Bolman

        by so many ways South Sudan itself isn’t ready to Ruling people because of what so call SPLM Ruling Party who already mismanaging the public interests and also misused indeed the publice money without NCP of North "SS GRN" we acknowledged we are the real failure State under SPLM’ misleading let us wait for just about 4 what will be the result of Capturing the Heiglig main oil field, I don’t see

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        • 12 April 2012 07:30, by zulu

          Get your garbage out-a-here! Ruling party or not is not the point. you go join the SAf ss your kin did.

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        • 12 April 2012 19:47, by SSLA/M Supporter

          you are really a man even some asshole monkeys on this website will wish to eat you alive because you are saying the truth! I am really sick and tired by some south Sudanese who are supporting that SPLA/M millitia which is looting the resources of the innocent south Sudanese subjecting them to all kind of hardships such as starvation and sickness! death to SPLA/M and it’s bigoted!

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          • 12 April 2012 20:08, by panom lualbil

            SSLA/M, what community are you from in s sudan? I know you’re not dinka and I know who dominated SSLA/M. See your stupidity of targetting urself with SSLA’s name whose goals are foods and money from BASHIR to destablise country. There is time you’ll beg SALVA for amnesty if didnt do it yet. And where you’ll be look vissionless till you die to hell vissionless.

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      • 12 April 2012 08:41, by Martin Kat

        To Bolman,
        People of S Sudan talking about external aggression while you are thinking of what you will eat. Do you think that without you South Sudan will not be defend? Please go together with people don’t seperate yourself as you are not a son of this nation.

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      • 12 April 2012 11:37, by Majak Mawien

        Now a day S.Sudan is not like before in term of everthings as you know. we were mistreated by Khartoum regime. I really needs to highlight more but can tell you to stop throwing such words. Try to thinks again for good one that can make us onebody and strong in our beloved nation. you re the one whom this nation is belong to. As a parties,ethinic groups or tribes/clan its better to respec

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      • 12 April 2012 18:28, by panom lualbil

        BOLMAN, shame on you of saying, SPLM and NCP are both corrupted. I can tell, you’re from REBELS who called themselves ’NUER ELEMENT’ fighting corruption. When while rests of NUER are now striving against BASHIR to rebuild their reputations, failure during splm and to protect their country. Building such nasty reputation will live or cost you in both planets like rests of you.

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    • 12 April 2012 07:12, by Diu J.Kuek

      Well done!!! South Sudan shuts down Heglig oil production. SPLA force control the border of 1956.
      Sudan should not claim for South Sudan territory because its oil field and should not to talks about International Court which they doesn,t respect.they dishonour its verdict on Abyei issue they try to respect the rule in partially.
      first of all Court doesn,t rule that Heglig is belong to Sudan No.

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      • 12 April 2012 07:28, by Diu J.Kuek

        To this useless organization so called Afrian Union that run by some usless group with slave hearts need to be told that Heglig is Part of Panrieng County in Unity State its our territory that enemy try to occupy it.
        this land its gift to us by nature no one can take it. our Govt should make it clearly to UNSC and also should mobilize our Interntional friends within International politics.

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      • 12 April 2012 07:44, by Diu J.Kuek

        I would like to urge my people in Unity State please stand in one platform with our soldiers whether in term of blood donation during the war cusality or in kind foods as animals give without question this is for the future generations.but good thing the great man is in the State Dr Riek Machar.
        may God bless our land.

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        • 12 April 2012 08:15, by Deng II


          I appreciate your confident when you replied to my comments about the Governor of Unity State that Heglig (Aliny, Panthou) will be capture. But I will never quit blaming Rick and Taban because they let Arab claimed the lands when they became Nyagat. And what let matter getting waste is Rick again accepted to gave Heglig to Arab like exchanging Abyei, while he know that Heglig is far awat

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          • 12 April 2012 08:22, by Deng II

            And what let matter getting waste is when Rick again accepted to gave Heglig to Arab in court like exchanging Abyei, while he know that Heglig is far away from Abyei. He himself attacked Heglig in 1986 when he command wolf batallion. Rick must be blame for bringing the problem that consuming more bleed now. If it is my world Rick can never become a President in South Sudan.

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            • 12 April 2012 08:35, by Mi diit

              Deng II,
              You don’t know the history of Heglig. It was annexed to South Kordofan from Unity state by Nimieri in 1982 when the oil was discovered there. SPLM/A conceded it to Abyei in 2004 in Nairobi. The court in 2009 found that it was not part of Abyei. So where did Riek Machar and Taban Deng come in here? Please make sense when you comment and research history. Don’t just throw words like saliva

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              • 12 April 2012 12:53, by Deng II

                Do u have any documents that proved your point? You don’t need to liar, Heglig oil was not discovered in 1982 man, it was discovered in 1970s please. Well Rick asigned a documents when Heglig given to Sudanese by the court in 2009, he should suppose to say no.

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                • 12 April 2012 21:05, by Nuer

                  Deng II, respect yourself, don’t just make noise like bush dog, without knowing the fact, I was in Nyakoruan culture cntr when Dr Riek & team including Luke Biong and rest were enlighten people about the result of the Court, actually Heglig was place outside Abyei border , that mean its a part of S. Sudan which was not part Abyei case, so tell me when Dr Riek annex it to kordofan.

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        • 12 April 2012 15:03, by Anti Dinka’s

          To Diu J.Kuek
          your comment is encouraging, very positive

          truly sound like nationalist

          to people of Sudan, we will help you get ready of the world most wanted genocidal

          we the people of southern Sudan will not rest until Khartoum is fall under Splm/N or SRF
          only than do we all going to have peace and sleep at night

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        • 13 April 2012 06:17, by Bolman

          hey hey mr Diu please stop blindfooling the State Unity Civilian who know them before during the food distribution nobody mentioned their names now its the food contrbution fighting, Government of "SS" want to said a lies to them bravo its just a negative supporting i already knowing to those who tried calling my name just keep call and use mr Garang’heads in you localities resteraunts drink beers

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      • 12 April 2012 09:28, by Sudan virus

        DIU you are right!

        Its shameful for Khartoum to call on the AU and UNSC to intervene on this issue since Khartoum has never respected international agreements including the International permanent court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling on Abyei and the International Criminal Court (ICC)warrant of arrest for president Bashiir.

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    • 12 April 2012 07:26, by Kur William

      Please Southern Sudan army this is really going to be great challenge if will not mantian what is going to be retaliation of Northern Sudan force please you expect the worse fighting which you ever have before and God will help you to achieve victory that is your land,kur william lives in Malou.

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      • 12 April 2012 07:52, by Diu J.Kuek

        Mr Kur William.
        Please no worry SPLA they are well prepared for any kinds of response or retaliation from the enemy so anyway its good for all of us to be alert but we will not leave any single piece of land in our territory its a natural rights and we will defense it until the last drop of blood.

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      • 12 April 2012 08:53, by Chok Deng

        Bravo SPLA,shut it 4ever they(NCP) will drink urine very soon.No more oil production in Sudan.

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    • 12 April 2012 08:02, by mohammed ali

      Yes, we know the aim is to shut down oil production as your oil production has stopped.But you stopped it alone. It is futile to say and stupid to say Heglig is yours.First it showes that you occupy it intentionally, 2nd there is an internation court decision which put it within Sudan,Now the UN, African union & even US are ordering you to pull out.The world knowes that SS is run by theifs who..c

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      • 12 April 2012 08:08, by mohammed ali

        ..don’t care about their own people.Now SS is looking for war. It is masterminded by criminal Macar.After his last vist to his family and insuring their safty and good education , is coming to risk the meager life well being of the poor starving southerners.SPLA will be dfeated, badly.There wouldn’t be any leagal internation support.Sudan now will have the moral support from all the world.

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        • 12 April 2012 08:15, by mohammed ali

          ..Financial & millitary support is abundantant.It will be a devastating war.SPLA millitia will disintigrate after the unavoidable defeat.Chaos will insue in SS. SPLA theifs will try to run away. They will be brought back by the new responsible government of SS and the stolen money will be repatriated.The pple of Sudan will pay a very high price.The number of starving pple in SS will rise ...con

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          • 12 April 2012 08:20, by mohammed ali

            ..dramatically.Tribal wars will intensify.Several genocides will occur.The doom of SS is kicked off by the SPLA irresponsible theifs.They will be held accountable.It is just a matter of time.Now the world is telling you to pull out.Spla theifs are not listening.It is war along all the borders. It is sad .It is " senseless war" we have being dragged into it! The world knowes this Mr.Barnaba!

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            • 12 April 2012 08:41, by Mi diit

              mohamed ali,

              You seem not to understand what the court did. The court did not say Heglig belongs to North Sudan. It simply said Heglig is not part of Abyei. The area was disputed between Abyei in North Sudan and Unity state in South Sudan. So if it is not part of your Abyei, then Unity state has it. But wait for Sudan-South Sudan border demarcation which the court has not decided on yet.

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              • 12 April 2012 08:45, by Mi diit

                ...And the defeated SAF should not only believe in the abrupt big brother, AU and US. They will soon understand where Heglig belongs and begin to tell SAF not to try to invade it until borders are officially demarcated. So, you will find that you believe in nothing.

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            • 12 April 2012 09:06, by Chol A.

              Ali sorry for crying over SPLA it all about your boss behavior over Southern Sudanese. But no joke this time

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            • 12 April 2012 20:06, by SSLA/M Supporter

              Mohammed ali

              Don’t waste your time talking to those SPLA/M’s bigoted assholes on this website as they will never get your point because their relatives are the one that mercilessly looting the resources of the poor South Sudanese! Just retaliate militarily and bomb the hell out of their assholes!!

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            • 12 April 2012 20:23, by Joseph Canada

              Oil shutting is not what we want to do to you. it is what you do to Us. You still the Oil, You Bomb our Teritory all the times, We have asked you nt to Several times, Now it has to be done this way because you guys think you can Bully anyone anytime. Think about it. its common sense man. we Never fly War planes and Terrorise u. But you did. You also Trained SSLA, LRA that kill Africa

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            • 12 April 2012 21:51, by SSLA/M Supporter

              Mr Mohammed ali

              please don’t waste your energy talking to those bigoted SPLA/M supporters as they are too stupid to understand your point! just bomb the hell out of their retarded SPLA/M millitia BUT mind our innocent south Sudanese civilians as they have nothing to do with the millitia’s stupid acts of hostility towards the Sudan’s SAF! Arm SSLA your partners in peace to teeth to smash SPLA!

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      • 12 April 2012 08:14, by zulu

        Which law are you quoting? The one you rejected when it defined Abyei to belong to ss? the one that wants to prosecute Beshir, Harun and your defence minister? Which law are you talking about?
        Occupatin! Muat be a bluff. Our own territory is sarcasunc and not a bit taken away.

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        • 12 April 2012 08:21, by zulu

          Stop patronizing and courtying us. This policy of patronage as you the NCP copied from Brazil will not work again. The era has gone. We know our priorities, Even if there is no food to eat, we must live nobly and within our territories. See how you treat those poor brothers of ours in your land, is it good? We better have guns than food.

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        • 12 April 2012 08:24, by mohammed ali

          Zulu, the law which which makes the US, UN,AU and others to follow, to tell you to pull out!Don’t be blind! Your megalomania is dragging your pple into catastrophy.It is sad when you think through hatred! You burn only yourself.This excately what is happening!

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          • 12 April 2012 08:41, by Daniel Buolmawei

            SPLA oyoo! SRF oyoo! All these forces need is for SRF to advance toward Khartoum and capture Khartoum and for SPLA to replace and protect towns caputured. Things will be over for just weeks. Mohammed to Saudi Arabia.

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          • 12 April 2012 08:50, by Daniel Buolmawei

            Mohammed, when do you come to obey international law? The same organizations call you many times to surrender Bashir to the Hague but no response, why is international law working now and be a point of quoting? Are you serious?

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          • 12 April 2012 10:04, by Sudan virus

            Mohammed Ali my friend don’t waste time talk nonsense!Wake up, pack your stolen properties from marginalized Sudanese and take asylum to Syria or Iran. Otherwise you will find it difficult doing so soon or now.

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      • 12 April 2012 09:09, by Diu J.Kuek

        Mohammed Ali.

        For all these nonsense that you are talking about its out of consideration. but the good thing you had concede for defeated you begin calling for International intervention. so bear in mind that International Community have their own agenda on Sudan this for your information don,t believe in what they say there is intention Omer Al Bashir must capture by all mean mark my word.

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      • 12 April 2012 13:54, by Mach

        Ali, international court don’t know Sudan, and if they put Panthou that you named (Heglig) within Sudan that doesn’t mean they know what they did, we know Sudan more than they are.

        The indigenous people living there will tell them the territory is South Sudan

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    • 12 April 2012 09:44, by Mading Makuac

      Dear excellency the President and Vice President of RSS and our soldiers (SPLA).Thank all for defending our country
      from external attack.You will defeat Bashir and his

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    • 12 April 2012 17:12, by mohammed ali

      Daniel,since 3am this day Heglig is in the hands of the SAF.Nothing more I would tell,but the punisment of the agressors is continuing.Previous lessons were not learned. The thick brains of the SPLA theifs misinterprate every gesture towards peace, closed every avenue towards peace & every negotiation in good faith is abused.I can assure 100% that the SPLA theifs are getting the worst...con

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      • 12 April 2012 17:40, by mohammed ali

        ..punishment they ever had.Am afraid the SAF will stop only in Juba.The opressed people of Sudan will now take the lead to dismantel the regieme of the theifs.All the stolen billions will be brought back and the criminal theifs will get the right punishment from the pple of SS.Tomorrow we will hear the crying.It is devastating, but it is a war which we tried to avoid by any means.

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      • 12 April 2012 19:32, by James Maker Akok

        If North Sudan people need peace let them pull out from all areas of South Sudan and stop bombing South Sudan.

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  • 12 April 2012 05:50, by Mi diit

    Very good South Sudan oyeee...

    Heglig belongs to South Sudan according to 1956 borders. SAF should not claim it. Shut down the oil until a new pipeline is build if Khartoum is not for peaceful business.

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    • 12 April 2012 06:07, by Ran Nathdial

      Good job done my country ’s galant forces. SPLA Oyeeee!!

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    • 12 April 2012 06:15, by michael coma

      SPLA oyee......the SPLA is like a hen walking with it chicks and disturbed by eagle to grabbed its chicks but imposible to finished them when mother is aware,so spla does not care about planes provide they are strong on ground.Fucks SAF together with it planes.

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  • 12 April 2012 05:52, by Thon Bai

    Excellence, don’t let them come back again.
    Thank you South-Sudan’s Army

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    • 12 April 2012 06:36, by michael coma

      Imagine my dear comrades,how come the AU pressured SPLA to withdraw from heglig and when SAF carried out air bombardment in South territory no message came from AU or the AU was formed to support Arabs countries?AU here in Africa is totally functionless surpose to be dissolve and see another altentive way apart from that useless AU.

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  • 12 April 2012 05:59, by Sundayw

    Our gallant forces managed to suspend illegal oil operations in Panthou until further notice. We urge the SAF to stand down and let cool heads prevail. There is nothing that you lost except what you took illegally. Our engineers have a ton of C-4 at their disposal and can take extreme measures to put operations back to pre-1999 stage. We don’t want take that route but it is an option available.

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  • 12 April 2012 06:02, by Sundayw

    It amazes South Sudan that we have been lamenting continued incursions and aerial bombardment on our land and the AU did not raise a finger. Now they suddenly have a voice to release statement urging South to withdraw from its own land and let Arab take it. What a toothless organization! Dr. Barnaba Marial toured neighboring countries to bring to their attention the continued aerial bombardment!

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    • 12 April 2012 06:36, by zulu

      You cant believe what the NCP is now hawling for when they sent 2brigades including 16 tanks,T92 Russian made, aerial bombarment, damaging bridges, expecting SPLA to be docile. Indeed, they termed the SPLA mercenaries, Ugandans, when they knew we aquired new capabilities anticipating secession was not going to be a silver bullet.....Bravo RSS, SPLA

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  • 12 April 2012 06:23, by Odingo

    Thanks to South Sudan Army/Independence Army (SSA/SSIA)for Heglig.
    Forks, That was how Dr. Riek Machar look in 1991 when he said enough is enough,to more than 90,000 troops. In 1991 Dr. Machar said that the lost vision of John Garang of united sudan instead of South Sudan Independent, must be changed, which he did throuhg self determination that brought us CPA and now Independence. Thanks

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    • 12 April 2012 07:12, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Odin go you are very foolish indeed the Riek Machar of 1990s is different with Riek machar of today so stop being lunatic here, I got some work to do so I will not talk to foolish people like you, I hope there will be no defection this time since when we are about to get victory some others gangs stabbed as at the back, hope everyone is behind us,
      What does Riek Machar have to do with this?

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      • 12 April 2012 13:07, by Brainy

        SPLA Dinka Dominate,

        You’ve made me laugh with your comment. Now I know that you are harmless and indeed one of us. Criticise but don’t hate.

        SPLA OYEE

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      • 12 April 2012 17:00, by Ruach

        Mangoor/Dinka Dominated SPLA,
        I don’t know when your madness is going to finish towards visionary leaders!Poor minded boy!

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      • 13 April 2012 08:03, by Otong

        This man who uses to called himself Dinka Dominated SPLA/M is not the real man from pure Dinka,he si Nyamnyam from Equatoria.Please we can advise you to stop insulting the future leader of South Sudan from today onwards. This was created for creating positive things which can be beneficial to our communities in the SS.

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  • 12 April 2012 06:43, by Corrector

    I have never met a group of people so eager to die.

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  • 12 April 2012 06:46, by Corrector

    I expect you idiots don’t read any other news sources other than ST, and if that is the case, this move by S.Sudan has been unanimously condemned by the U.N, U.S and AU. Wan’t to start a war with THE Sudan without anyone’s support. Our Pleasure.

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  • 12 April 2012 07:00, by Corrector

    And for the record, the arbitration court determined that HELGIG is squarely part of THE Sudan. This new nonsense about helgig is part of the south is extra ordinary. The CPA is a mistake that must be corrected. I fully support military invasion of south sudan, darfur style. The south is a cancer that must be dealt with once and for all.

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    • 12 April 2012 07:30, by talentboy2

      First of all, learn how to build a better sentence, you said "I support south Sudan invasion, darfur style ect" and you said "south is a cancer" you confusing smart people of south Sudan. You sound mix, tell us either N or S and insert your rubbish comments.
      Tell me if you are black arab former slave of Turk. You know what the war will be fought in the northern frontier

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    • 12 April 2012 07:31, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

      Hey confused Corrector,

      The permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) decided that HEGLIG falls outside Abei boundaries, but not outside SOUTH SUDAN boundaries ,you fool!!!!. The PCA was not demarcating SOUTH-NORTH border , it was demarcating Abie boundaries,you fool!!!. HEGLIG belongs to South Sudan 10000000% If you do not understand this ,then the kicks from the owners will make you understand !!!

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  • 12 April 2012 07:19, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

    Heglig belongs to South Sudan. The present border between South AND north Sudan is NOT the real border that was demarcated by the BRITISH in 1956. In the real 1956 border, HEGLIG belongs to South Sudan. But the border was modified a number of times by Khartoum after the OIL discovery in the area. Dumb UN and AU should not be confused by KHARTOUM that HEGLIG belongs to the North Sudan. It is OURS.

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  • 12 April 2012 07:19, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Now Panthou has come back to the rightful owners, we need to focus on its defence and turn to Kafia Kinji, Hufrat al Nahas and all other areas taken by the occupier. They should go back to Dongola, Shendi, Karima and Khartoum which we have deliberately left to them.

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  • 12 April 2012 07:31, by Nasreldin

    ???? ???? .. ??????? ??? .. ??????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ????? ?????????

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  • 12 April 2012 07:37, by Snipper

    Where are Mohamed Ali and Jallaby? Sons of oil seekers! Death to you all!

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  • 12 April 2012 07:45, by E. Defense Forces

    International calls to Juba to withdraw from the Heglig.


    African Union called on the State of South Sudan to withdraw "immediately and unconditionally" from the Heglig oil of the Sudan.

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    • 12 April 2012 08:03, by zulu

      E Force,
      You again on this here? You have no integrity dude/

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  • 12 April 2012 07:46, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Good move SPLA. Panthou takeover is rightful and SPLA should move further to 1956 boundary line.

    I condemn the hypocrisy of AU, UNSC and US. They have been condemning South Sudan when they are at self defence from Khartoum rentless bombardment in its territories, deadly attacks and all forms of aggression. I am South Sudanese who has been following all events in my country Sudan n SS today.

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  • 12 April 2012 07:49, by Ross

    It is true in accordance to International Law to withdraw from Heglig, but i suggest that let SAF withdraw from Abeiy than we can do the same.Also since there is no boarder right now being recognized,than Heglig is a contesting area whereby we have right over it and we can’t withdraw from it.

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  • 12 April 2012 07:52, by Daniel Buolmawei

    "The Sudanese government announced today that it has suspended all negotiations with Juba on post-independence issues that were mediated by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP). It also vowed to swiftly reclaim the area."

    Well, who need tsuch negotiations? Things will end in our hand now. No more talks with Khartoum criminals. No more talks, No more talks. No more Talks.

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  • 12 April 2012 07:54, by Daniel Buolmawei

    SPLA oyoo! SRF oyoo! All these forces is for SRF to advance toward Khartoum and for SPLA replace and protect towns caputured. Things will be over for just weeks.

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    • 12 April 2012 09:00, by Chok Deng

      To Jalaby
      Your 72 hours that u claimed will be 72 years and more to liberate Heglig.Why do u ask AU,UN to tell SPLA to withdraw from Heglig.U cry like women,stupid Self-proclaimed Arabs.

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  • 12 April 2012 07:58, by Monye Jur

    SPLA is implementing part of the austirity measures.

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  • 12 April 2012 08:54, by Padiet Deng Alony

    why the so called AU shout when SPLA turned back the land that belong to South Sudan.

    when saf invade Abyei AU say nothing there is some behind that African leaders should not fear fake arab

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  • 12 April 2012 08:59, by Ahmado

    I,rememeber what Dr. John Garang said before his death,and said he need one leader from south sudan to go bring the remaining oil.today south are progressing, before Arabs are using the southerners to face southerners but this time where are they going to get junabian time has come to Black versus Arabs send your children to die in the land of black African.

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  • 12 April 2012 08:59, by Land-of-Cush

    No question this time. Ngundeng predict that the war will harm Khartoum Bar so much but will not affect south Sudan at all.

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    • 12 April 2012 09:29, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      You foolish we batter loose the war if it is so called devil Ngundeng who is doing all our work, death to you, people who believed in Satan Ngundeng are doom to win any war in the world, death to whoever associated themselves with devilish

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      • 12 April 2012 22:08, by Son of Upper Nile

        DDD is the first time that I agree with your comment. South Sudanese are blessed by God, even our nation rise is mentioned in Isaiah 18. That is why we can’t believe a false prophet called Ngundeng whose prophesies are always talking of death & doom. I prefer to believe God’s prophesies of Our Nation rise in Isaiah chapter 18 after which we will take a gift to mount Zion. Our future is bright

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  • 12 April 2012 09:05, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek


    SPLA is now the official army for the Republic of South Sudan, however expected SPLA celebrating in Khartoum city this year.

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  • 12 April 2012 09:11, by wad balad

    SPLA only knows military and no diplomacy. In the old days the west supported u because they wanted to divide sudan simply to divide a strong country. But the SPLA misunderstood the reason for this support. Now the west, AU and the world condems your attack on higlieg. And Sudan has the right to respond. If its destruction u want then its destruction u will get. Stay tuned !!

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    • 12 April 2012 10:07, by Mapuor

      Borders of 1956 must be respected as came in the CPA ,Panthou,Keilek,Karasana,Kafia Ganje,Hufur Nahas & Chalie El Fil & Yabus are all parts of South Sudan,lets first talk of closed areas & then invite British to clearly show were the borders were & which communities were living there.

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    • 12 April 2012 16:51, by zulu

      That remains to be seen. But crying like a baby does not help. Sudan was never stronger when it was one. It was a property of Egypt, and especially Hosni Mbarak. South Sudan never wanted nor intended to be part of Sudan from day one, even as the British were leaving the Sudan. Know your history before Beshir rewrote it, to "the coming of the people to Sudan."

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  • 12 April 2012 09:24, by Deng

    North and South Conflict is like a holywood movie where always the main actor looses first and ultimately win which contributes to the happier ending. No doubt, the north wont the first battle leading to the climax, CPA. This is time for South Sudan to end the movie in a favorable manner. The antagonist, Darfur have already realized their mistake so they join SRF to help us. may God bless S.Sudan.

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    • 12 April 2012 10:10, by General -GG ism

      Thanks God,
      Iamvery interesting for what South sudan Army did, although Khartoum fill the air with Planes. Nothing they can get.
      Thanks SPLA.
      at this time there will be no Joke with Bashir Govnt.
      look his pple doesn’t know that Bashir want to make them kill by south sudan Army because he is already a moving dead man.
      recalled the ICC warrant As.....t
      Shamefully Arabs will come to An end soo

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  • 12 April 2012 10:10, by Nasreldin

    Why ST not updating u stupid kids about the situation now?
    Your SPLA thugs seeing the hell in the daylight right now.
    Stop writing here & go join them ... in hell.

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  • 12 April 2012 11:04, by Majak Mawien

    AU,UN,US call for withdrawal of S.S forces from Heglig as Khartoum lodged complaints. Nooooooooooooo!.1956 North-South border and the nature Heglig is inside South Sudan. Why SPLA withdraw from its own town instead of advancing to the North-South border of 1956? Khartoum by itself knows but donot want S.Sudan to take it in peaceful way. S.Sudan can,t and ll never allow one inch of its territories

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  • 12 April 2012 11:18, by Majak Mawien

    S.Sudan is newly and peace loving nation with zero tolarence to any things against its severeignty.Khartoum cannot take even small part of S.Sudan land forlong till the end of the World.

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  • 12 April 2012 11:23, by Land-of-Cush

    South Sudan forces must go upto Kadugli Since Arab Saf began to dropped five bombed in to strategic town of Bentiu.

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  • 12 April 2012 11:26, by Abraham

    Jalabia and North Sudan

    Somedays ago you were calling SPLA liars for claiming capturing of Heglig. What happen on Tuesday at Heglig will make you believe what South Sudanese say. If we say that we have shotdown a war plane from SAF then youhave to believe it. We, South Sudanese, are not good at war’s propagandas. We fight for what we believe to be our right...and that alone make us victorious.

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  • 12 April 2012 11:36, by Abraham

    Recall the last years of wars between series of governments in Khartoum and people of South Sudan. Despite your military might then as your governments were in control of Country’s resources, South sudan people manage to bring your governemt to its knee. we were fighting you because of your inner injustices against us in the South. Today we’re fighting you because your government is not ready for

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    • 12 April 2012 11:43, by Abraham

      peace at borders. Your government is fooling you that Abyei and Heglig belong to North...this will make the war continue for ages. It is going to be a very good war because it is a country against a country...unlike inthe past. It’s going to be a nasty cycle in heglig or anywhere at borders unless your government accept what our government is saying. Ourpast conviction will bring you down otherwis

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      • 12 April 2012 12:32, by monycigook

        bravo SPLA OYEE good move brothers, that is we had been waiting for it, may almighty lord father bless, our brothers in the border

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  • 12 April 2012 14:34, by Corrector

    I don’t know what the article says and i don’t really care, but MY GOD that fucker is ugly. Is that what you people look like in the south? fucking ugly retards? you should really consider who represents you in the international arena.

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    • 12 April 2012 14:57, by Mi diit


      We don’t care whether terrorists like you look like lazy doing makeups to beautify their fake skins. Osama Bin Laden was. At least we defeated you in the battle field. You can’t fight on the ground successfully. You are naturally lazy people.

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  • 12 April 2012 16:11, by Kim Deng


    My first time ever to give roaring Lion Lt. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit million thanks for his tough stand at this critical time.

    Be a tough leader who lead his Mighty Warriors (South Sudan’s army) into field of death without fear. We’re behind you one hundred percent.

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    • 12 April 2012 16:27, by Dinkawarrior

      Yes, Dr. Machar! Let’s united behind our troops and let’s keep our differences out of this! This is a critical time for our people to stand together!

      SPLA-Oyeee! SPLA-Oyeee! SPLA-Oyeee! SPLA-Oyeeeeeeeeee!!!

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  • 12 April 2012 16:29, by kush kemmet

    S Sudan should just blow up the entire oil infrastructure in Heglig and mine the area. if khartoum regain the field, it will take them at least a year to have oil flowing again. by this time, they will run out of money to fight the war, since trouble will begin in khartoum because no oil equal no money for the army.

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  • 12 April 2012 16:33, by Kim Deng


    It was a great mistake to annex Heglig, Abyei, Blue Nile, Nuba Mnts... were into that damn desert in the first place . But it never been too late to regain back all those areas.

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  • 12 April 2012 17:58, by BlackNationGreatNation

    It’s indeed true that Arabs in Sudan don’t accept defeats...

    MR. Jalaby, SAF has been defeated only with ground force, what happens when the South Sudanese Air Defence forces jump in ??? (Its for you to ans). ur such a hard headed arab... you’ll probabley commit sucid soon.

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  • 12 April 2012 18:53, by emadven

    Our people are finally standing up. lets all mobilize this is the true war of liberation.. lets go all the way to Khartoum if we have to stop this eveil for good.

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    • 13 April 2012 10:57, by Jur Tier

      A very positive move indeed, but with big setbacks ahead. If South Sudan was led by wise, focused and open-minded people, Khartoum should never have made any attempt to attack civilians as it is currently doing.

      We are a nation but defenceless as we have no air-forces. We are still with the 1980s mentality that ground forces are the best. We recently looted the national resources without building

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