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BREAKING NEWS: Sudan announces withdrawal of troops from Abyei


May 28, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army (SAF) has redeployed troops out of the hotly contested region of Abyei at the behest of African Union (AU) mediator Thabo Mbeki, the country’s official news agency, SUNA, reported on Monday.

“The [Sudanese] Armed Forces announces its withdrawal from Abyei on the request of Mbeki” SUNA said, citing a statement by SAF.

Sudan has been under pressure to withdraw troops from Abyei ever since South Sudan did the same earlier this month following a United Nations Security Council resolution that ordered both countries to pull out of disputed border regions.

The hotly contested region was occupied by SAF in May last year following an attack against its troops by southern forces in the area.

However, SAF’s statement reiterated claims that Abyei is a “northern” territory and that the decision to withdraw was taken after the government made “a number of demands that guarantees Sudan’s sovereignty over the region.”

The announced withdrawal comes ahead of the resumption on Tuesday of talks between the two neighbours in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa under the mediation of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki.

Former US President Jimmy Carter visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Sunday and said that Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir told him he was willing to withdraw troops from Abyei.

The status of Abyei was supposed to be determined via a referendum scheduled to take place in January last year, at the same time as the one that granted South Sudan independence. However, the vote stalled as Sudan and South Sudan failed to agree on who had the right to vote.


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  • 28 May 2012 18:36, by zulu

    ST. It is not breaking news because we have to verify such announcements when they come at a surprising time because Sudan’s goons are notorious.

    • 28 May 2012 18:40, by zulu


      However, SAF’s statement reiterated claims that Abyei is a “northern” territory and that the decision to withdraw was taken after the government made “a number of demands that guarantees Sudan’s sovereignty over the region.”
      Do you think SPLM is so stupid to allow you inferior army and government to claim a right on Abyei? We are following the CPA which you dishonored and try to hon

      • 28 May 2012 21:34, by Mach

        The withdrawal if it happened needed to be verified by South Sudanese, and if it’s confirmed to have happened, then Sudan will have one more region to withdraw from “Panthou/Heglig” after that, then South Sudan will consider the so called talk! Time for playing ridiculous games is over!

    • 28 May 2012 19:42, by SEE ME

      he status of Abyei was supposed to be determined via a referendum scheduled to take place in January last year, at the same time as the one that granted South Sudan independence.

      However, the vote stalled as Sudan and South Sudan failed to agree on who has the right to vote.

      • 28 May 2012 20:59, by deng

        SEE ME,

        You are a skung and most of people on this website known you are 100% Skung!

      • 28 May 2012 22:10, by South South

        See Ja’alin,

        Shut Up ! Abyei is just one thing. South Sudan will take more from Fake black Arabs of Sudan. Anyway, Arabs are losers where ever they are. Israel is occupying many lands from Arab. What do they do ? Nothing. Why ? Cowards.

      • 29 May 2012 02:17, by South South

        See Ja’alin,

        South Sudan has done wonderful job by occupying Heglig for 10 days. Here are what we achieve from it.
        1- We force the world to take our differences with North to UN and Security Council.NCP can not sit or stand.
        2- It forces NCP and SAF from Abeyi.

        The goal of occupying Heglig has been achieved, sweet.

    • 28 May 2012 21:28, by Johndumo14

      Mad dog of Africa,why he want to withdraw now?? Why can`t he wait in Abyei?? Omar Hassan Albashiir is like a druk driver driving a bus full of passangers,and soon he will make a terible accident. Why can`t sudanese find a good and sober driver? Even the people who are negotiating with find it hard to understand this mad guy.IT is like talking to a crazy person.If the heat is too much,commitsuidcid

    • 28 May 2012 21:30, by Anti Dinka’s

      Too Late
      second step move out from Panthou/hijlij Now!!!!!

    • 28 May 2012 21:42, by Johndumo14

      Omar Hassan Albasiir ,he and his troops want to come to Juba and up to Nimule!! He said he will not withdraw his troop from Abyei!! He said he will not negitiate with insects!! He will only talk with guns and bullets!! His troops bombed s.sudan,but he denied,he used cluster bombs ,he he denied.He killed civilians,but he denied.Oh Omar,you think you are cleaver ,but you are stupid,very stupid.

  • 28 May 2012 18:42, by Abraham Ayom

    It is too late to make withdrawal or announcement for such withdrawal.dateline expired and it was a violation to UNSC Council, AU & Other International Community. you don’t deserved any single credit for that. Your reward is sanction.

    • 28 May 2012 18:45, by Northern Sudanese

      Abraham Ayom

      and who is gonna sanction us? starving juba? lol

      • 28 May 2012 18:53, by Abraham Ayom

        Get lose, Juba is well know for it’s diplomacy but not starving unlike Khartoum well known for as world great liars in the eye for International community

        • 28 May 2012 19:45, by SEE ME

          Abraham Ayom

          and all southerners

          Now try take MESEERIA out of Abyei

      • 28 May 2012 18:57, by Abraham Ayom

        What happen to your pr-conditions(security first) was it granted to you on when, which, who where, what & How? yet the talk will kick off on 29th Tuesday?

      • 28 May 2012 19:04, by Abraham Ayom

        Hi Northerner!!
        We did not know that you can fears US diplomat like that.After your boss Bashir being threaten by Jimmy Carter immediately he change his mind and order the withdrawal for SAF in Abyei.

        Look great leader Salva kiir, he rejected all calls from world leaders super powers during the fall of panthou into the hand of Mighty SPLA. Coward Arabs. talk like men and don’t talk like women.

        • 28 May 2012 19:47, by SEE ME

          Abraham Ayom

          Let’s declare tribal wars between DINKA and MESEERIA to the last new borns.

          • 28 May 2012 20:23, by Abraham Ayom

            See me
            for your information, Messeria & Rezega tribes refuse to fight during the mobilization campaign in Meriam along Kiir river. you NCP/SAF end up arresting leaders for these tribes upto Khartoum.

          • 28 May 2012 21:08, by deng

            SEE ME,

            Southern Sudaneses don’t give a damn of your normadics Messirians because if they don’t beg us for the entried to grass their cattles, we will prevented them from grassing their livestocks on our land. We have a guts to starved you to death with your livestocks can you dig that?

            • 29 May 2012 06:04, by SEE ME

              Women talk and talk but let SPLA/M to try Abyei.

              Ask your grand grang fathers about MESEERIA were/are free to go any where and one stood in front of them.

      • 28 May 2012 20:29, by zulu

        north sudan,
        it is plain now that the sudanese people will sanction the ncp who are crying for support even from jem, slm and spla-n that the south, as foreign was invading sudan. here get the glimps of what i am talking about ...
        By Ahmed elzobier

        May 27, 2012 — Hisham Abbas wrote on a Sudanese website a compelling and horrific story about the wars in the south. He and many others were forc

        • 28 May 2012 20:31, by zulu

          forcibly recruited at the young age of 17 before they had even finished high school. Without proper training and coerced with lies and deception, they found themselves in the war zone in the south. He estimated that over 600 young men died during his 10-month ordeal in the south in 1997, many of disease, others from bullets. Most of them had no idea what they were fighting for and some of them lo

          • 28 May 2012 20:32, by zulu

            lost their sanity. After his experience he ended up developing an all-encompassing hatred for the regime in Khartoum and he wrote: "My hatred for this government, after my return from South Sudan, has increased. If you add up all the hatred in the entire universe, it is not enough; it will be a tiny part of how I feel towards this criminal government which did not observe any humanitarian, ethica

            • 28 May 2012 20:35, by zulu

              The recent Haglig crisis with South Sudan, however, has exposed to the world the low moral standards of the ruling party in Sudan and shown its true character to be mean, bitter and vindictive. President Al Bashir outperformed the rest with his rhetoric and customary dance. One of his favorite songs is a traditional Sudanese one whose lyrics go something like this: “They entered [the battlefield]

  • 28 May 2012 18:48, by E. Defense Forces

    Viva Republic of South Sudan.
    Watch....Jimmy Carter says Sudan ready to pull troops from Abyei


  • 28 May 2012 19:05, by homeboy

    Step on the right direction.

    • 28 May 2012 19:54, by SEE ME

      GOS and RSS must allow MESSERIA and DINKA to end these coming wars in the way they used to before durning NUMERI.

      I hope the war will be man to man, woman to woman, child to child, baby to baby and cattle to cattle.

      • 28 May 2012 21:15, by deng

        SEE ME,

        If I were in your shoe, I would advises Messiria people to good neighbors with South Sudan to beg them as usual to allowed our livestocks for grazing during rainy season or face starvation with livestocks.

        • 29 May 2012 06:07, by SEE ME


          A day will come and you will be the first person to lick the shoes of MESSERIA

  • 28 May 2012 19:18, by John mamer

    They should also full out of blue nile and nubia mountain to allow popular consultation in this area as per cpa the will of the sons of this two areas must be protected by allowing to choose their destiny indepent whether to joint north or south.

    • 28 May 2012 20:02, by SEE ME

      Hell and bloody war are much better than listening to the SPLA/M.

      SPLA/M got on-the-job training in ethnic cleansing of MURLE.

      MESSERIA in all regions of SUDAN are well prepared and ready

      • 28 May 2012 20:26, by zulu

        Hey See, but blind fool,
        As a matter of fact, the black africans are the majority in Sudan compared to you goons who are brown. if an all-out war occurs, you will perish like mosquitos. Bring the Fur, Nuba, Ingasna and south sudan, the narative would be so racist than what you practiced.

        • 28 May 2012 20:36, by zulu

          read the rest of it on sudan tribune commentary section, as fascinating and compelling to help you change your mind.

        • 29 May 2012 06:24, by SEE ME


          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?


      • 28 May 2012 20:33, by Abraham Ayom

        See Me,
        Messera are just arabs/traders/foreigners. they are nothing to Dinka or any other tribe in South Sudan. their horses/donkey who they depend on will get finish, die of thirsty and bullet. I don’t if messera will accept that

        • 29 May 2012 06:14, by SEE ME

          Abraham Ayom
          Pls loudly declare war with MESEERIA and then try to send them to where they come from.

          Ask your DINKA to GO for actions

          MESEERIA is not MURLE
          MESEERIA is not MURLE
          MESEERIA is not MURLE
          MESEERIA is not MURLE

      • 28 May 2012 20:40, by pabaak

        They need to withdraw from Panthou too because is also an illegal stay there,See me keep beating drums of war while your uncle Bashir is on critical point, either accept withdrawal or face the UNSC, he can’t accept international sanction because that’ will be end of his reign, so he choice the lesser which is withdrawal so he can stay in power

    • 29 May 2012 16:04, by Ruach

      They will never see it again untill the end of the world.Let them leave Panthou Emmidiately!!

  • 28 May 2012 20:03, by E. Defense Forces
  • 28 May 2012 20:16, by Abyei Soil

    The CPA Protocol must to be implemented accordingly because people die everyday as a result of its unsolved issues, pending ones. The delegations from North Sudan must know that blue Nile, South Kordufan and Abyei district have rights to the 2005 CPA’S calls. Why not respect peace in Africa yet we’re few like this? The rights of these three parts or regions of South Sudan must go untouched.

  • 28 May 2012 20:33, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I think good to hear such withdrawel but there is word says that Abyiei is belong to the North and they redeployed their forces near the Abyiei. In next some will experience another attack by the SAF.

    • 28 May 2012 20:45, by Abraham Ayom

      Ayuiu makuac Lam,

      You could be a mixed blood Pro-Dinka/Arabs.You are a confuse person and you no right to comment because you are always at the winning side, be mindful about your safety

  • 28 May 2012 20:57, by Dinka-Defender-General


  • 28 May 2012 22:13, by Tambura

    This time they know is coming, better to withdraw than get killed like an animal....

  • 29 May 2012 00:26, by E. Defense Forces
  • 29 May 2012 04:54, by sweettea

    Sudan trying to act tough ha, you still have to withdraw your troop even the arab world stand behind you. no counrty like sudan could broke the UN resolution. I knew that UN was gonna force sudan to withdraw by military.

    • 29 May 2012 06:09, by Dinkawarrior

      Yes, you better run before the Mighty SPLA caught you up with red-handed. But it’s not enough until you completely withdrawal from Panthou.
      The Dinka-Cowboy’s Administration is not playing you fake Arab!

  • 29 May 2012 06:08, by E. Defense Forces
    • 29 May 2012 06:22, by Dinkawarrior

      This is the right time for South Kordofan and Blue Nile people to let’s their voices be heard, you will be remaining as victims of separation of South’s African from Arabs.

  • 29 May 2012 06:19, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    We could have liberated Sudan Ten years ago.
    Fighting amongs south, give Northern Settlers chance to stay longer upton now. This young generation will not be fooled again. Sudan will be liberated as long as it take, upto red sea. Arab colony in sudan will be drive to Middle East. Africa is for African,they mistreat black people in their Land. SPLA will liberated African Land soon,Islam in Africa

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