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S. Sudan appeals for global intervention over post-secession disputes


January 19, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Saturday appealed for the international community to intervene to break the ongoing deadlock over a number of issues which remain unresolved since the country broke away from neighbouring Sudan.

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FILE - A UNMIS peacekeeper patrol in Abyei (AP Photo/Tim Freccia)

The new nation came into being following a 2011 referendum provided for in a 2005 peace accord, which contained a self-determination clause allowing for the South to decide whether it should remain part of a united Sudan or break away during the six-year interim period.

Both the government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) were signatories to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), meant to end the decades-long civil war.

However, though it became an independent state, both South Sudan and the Khartoum government failed to implement the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in full, with a number of contentious issues remaining unresolved.

The most notable of these include the status of contested-oil-producing-region Abyei, border demarcation, charges required for the new landlocked nation to be able to transport its crude oil to international markets through Sudanese territory and the status of nationals living in both countries and their assets.

At a news conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, minister for justice and acting lead negotiator John Luk Jok announced the failure of the two sides to reach an understanding over the outstanding issues which have been the subject of discussions at a meeting of the Joint Political Security Mechanism (JPSM).

Jok blamed the breakdown in talks over “unjustifiable and persistent” demands by Sudan for “disengagement and disarmament” of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLM-N) by the South Sudanese army (SPLA).

South Sudan has also rejected Sudanese demands to split membership at the Joint Abyei Area Legislative Council (AJOC) equally.

Under previous understandings South Sudan was to be granted 12 seats, with eight going to Sudan, from which 4 seats would be given to the Dinka Ngok members of Sudan’s governing National Congress Party (NCP) in the area.

Khartoum has rejected this as the indigenous Dinka Ngok would be expected to vote for Abyei to be transferred into South Sudan.

“We have not been able to move forward. Sudan continues to make illogical and unjustified demands,” said Jok.

“They are demanding disengagement of the SPLM-North with the SPLA and to conduct disarmament of their own rebels by another sovereign state. They want the Republic of South Sudan to move into Sudanese territory and disarm their rebels which is not logical.”

The elements that now make up the SPLM-North in South Kordofan and Blue Nile fought with the SPLA during Sudan’s protracted civil war and started fighting Khartoum government in 2011 after a disputed election in South Kordofan and as parts of the CPA specific to the Two Areas were not implemented before South Sudan’s independence.

Since the SPLM-N took up arms again Khartoum has continued to accuse its neighbour of backing their former colleagues despite Juba’s claims that it has cut off all ties with the group.

In a statement broadcast by the state-owned South Sudan Television (SSTV), Jok appealed for “quick, active and strong involvement” from the international community to resolve the dispute.

“The commitment of the government of South Sudan to resolving disputes over post secession issues with the Republic of Sudan has been demonstrated in the way it has responded to a number of resolutions and suggestions aiming at finding lasting solution,” he said.

Jok maintained that the “strategic objective” of the South Sudanese government is to reach an amicable solution through peaceful dialogue, saying Sudan’s reluctance to reach a solution had “placed obstacles” over the “charted path.”

“We believe there is nothing which the government of South Sudan has not done. We have done everything in our capacity and it is time for the African leaders and the international community to intervene and play critical role and responsibilities to halting dispute as soon as possible. The international community should intervene very, very urgently”, he said.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Changson Chang, a member of the negotiation team, says he often faces questions about the progress of negotiations between the two countries.

“I am often asked the question: ‘how long will these discussions last?’ My response to these questions has always been: ‘as long as it is necessary, as long as it is necessary to negotiate so that disputes between our two countries are resolved amicably, we will keep talking’”, he said.

Changson said it was high time the international community, particularly those with leverage, show an interest in helping the two sides end the long-running dispute by convincing Sudan to engage in negotiations in good faith and resume improved and strong bilateral relations.

“I think [the] time has come for a broader commitment by members of the international community - those with leverage and contacts - to convince Sudan [to] accept implementation of the proposal on Abyei and to engage in good faith in discussions on claimed and contested areas,” he said.

“It is imperative the international community speed up their roles to support the two sides [to] find [a] last[ing] settlement. The government of the Republic of South Sudan has always shown willingness to negotiate and move forward in resolving the dispute amicably.”


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  • 20 January 2013 06:25, by Jalaby

    I told you those people are nothing but visionless and poor minded!!
    how many times Sudan delegation team has to meet with them? how many time Bashir has to meet Salva Kiir?
    Those thieves people are not just wasting Sudan time but AU time and the whole region countries time!

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    • 20 January 2013 06:27, by Jalaby

      What do you really expect from people who shut down their only source of food (the oil) and then went out begging others to feed them and now their country has become a piece of hell!!
      You know what is the real reason behind South Sudan delegation tean refusal to sign the last agreement in Addis?

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      • 20 January 2013 06:30, by Jalaby

        It’s neither Abyei nor Mile 14 but it’s disengagement and cut ties with SPLA-N,practically,the south can’t cut ties with SPLA-N because the high general commanders in SPLA who control the political decision inside the south government strongly oppose any kind of cutting ties!
        You know what the Economist British newspaper said about cutting ties with SPLA-N?

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        • 21 January 2013 05:56, by Observer

          What is the Economist British paper?
          Please give the website reference

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        • 21 January 2013 12:17, by jwok

          We’ll not signed with Sudan any agreement and go to hell with your pipeline

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    • 20 January 2013 06:44, by Dinkawarrior

      The reason why we shut down our OIL? Is that North Sudan have been stealing it and we have no benefit on it. It’s better for us to stay without money rather than allow it to let the thieves of Khartoum drink its. We so proud of the decision we made and it work now as we see Khartoum crying like a dog. We will find a way to world market then we let you steal it and put it in your pockets.

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      • 20 January 2013 06:53, by Dinkawarrior

        Our dream is to kick out the asses of the FAKE Arab in Sudan! It will take a little while for Darfur to get their Country back and at the same time for South Kordofan and Blue to join their Native African brothers in the South. After all, we will come back for ONE-Sudan without FAKE-Arab!! Mark my words, we will return with the powerful hearts-forces.

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        • 20 January 2013 07:01, by Ahmed Chol

          God helps those who help themselves. Help yourself before you seek external help. Every inch you withdraw from the border will take you another 21 years of fighting and negotiation to get back. 1956 Border was a result of the CPA. Withdrawing from it is a violation of the CPA.

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          • 20 January 2013 07:06, by Ahmed Chol

            Why withdraw from the border when the arabs are not going to withdraw or honour any agreement anyways. Showing to the world that you are honest is showing them that you are foolish too. Now there are rumors that NCP is operating the pipeline secretly with South’s oil.

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        • 20 January 2013 07:05, by Dinkawarrior

          Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Your dead criminal is a cowardice and liar! We still arrested his UNDERWEAR and his STICK in Bilpam Headquater of the SPLA in Juba, I don’t know why he run away left everything? He just talks like that because he was among the women, the same thing happened to your thief defense minister when he run away from Panthou(Higlig). Talking is defferent from Fighting!

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          • 20 January 2013 07:21, by Dinkawarrior

            We know you as a Sex-worker woman from the Greater British who is hunting for money! We believed you have nothing to lost in return but you have to watch your nasty mouth against the LAND OWNERS! It’s just a matter of time and we will get back with you!

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            • 20 January 2013 11:33, by Nuer the Royal Family

              Why are you guys so hungry with our oil? Don’t you have any other means of live if you forget our oil? You have preached fake news in the media that will never happen!Can you wash your dirty asses firts?

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        • 20 January 2013 07:41, by Ommar Bashir

          To Dinkawarrior
          I like your choice word. I’m Al Bashir president of Northern Sudan.

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    • 20 January 2013 07:10, by Chol

      Jalaby, please just calm yourself down, if you were that smart; how come you let South Sudan break away from Sudan after you have done everything you can in your empty skull to stop the secession. Don’t let your loud mouth be way over your head.

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  • 20 January 2013 06:34, by Jalaby

    It said "If he (Mr. Kiir) cuts off his old friends (SPLA-N) to the north, his generals may seek to unseat him"!!! it also said "But if he does not (cuts off), Mr Bashir may make the most of being able to strangle South Sudan’s economy. For Mr Kiir it is a horrible choice"!!
    It also said "Unless this rebel link is cut, Sudan’s government will not

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    • 20 January 2013 06:41, by Jalaby

      "let oil from South Sudan flow again through northern pipelines to the Red Sea. With virtually no income during the past year, inflation has raced. The southern government is struggling to pay teachers, the police and—most dangerously—the army"
      Here is the link for the full details:

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      • 20 January 2013 06:46, by Deng II

        Look Gay man, craps coming from craps person, we South Sudanese don’t care about it.

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    • 20 January 2013 17:53, by no peace with north

      MY friend Jalaba forget our oil completely, we are not for oil now, I think one day you will dream about Sudan of going back to Sudan while we control it all, because Sudan is not land for gay muslim you came and dirtify our land of washing you ass in our clean water you abuse our land and our God of turning your anus up to God.Even all Darfurian will convert themslves to christainty.

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  • 20 January 2013 06:52, by Jalaby

    Absolutely Bashir is correct, those people don’t understand unless you’ve your stick up on them, only stick can help, they respect (actually afraid of) you as long as you wear an army uniform otherwise no respect! I always take my stick (Okaz) with me when I wear my Jalabia & Emma!

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    • 20 January 2013 06:56, by Jalaby

      You will soon hear their crying and screaming when we hit them hard with our stick (warplanes) in the border,they keep supporting and gathering the rebels in the border, we left with no other choice but to hit them hard with our stick because that’s the only way to make them understand unfortunately!! you will soon hear their cry and complains!!

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      • 20 January 2013 10:25, by Nuer Empire

        Gay Jallaby
        Your fake sticks from Bashit are nothing.Infliation remains at constant increase in the north to 81% and reduced to 25% from 41%.Look at the greatest difference with no oil flowing through your dirty asses!No oil will flow through your dirty asses these time even in the future.Your term of relationship is the waste of time.
        **The Nuer Empire**

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    • 20 January 2013 07:01, by zulu

      Published: Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:51 PM
      JUBA, South Sudan, Jan. 18 (UPI) — South Sudan says it has signed an agreement with several Israeli oil companies, a potentially significant strategic move that will consolidate the Jewish state’s relations with the fledgling, oil-rich East African state

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      • 20 January 2013 07:02, by zulu

        It will also bolster Israeli moves to counter Iranian inroads into the Red Sea and a major gunrunning route from the Revolutionary Guards base at Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf to the Gaza Strip via Sudan.
        South Sudan, which became independent of Arab-ruled Sudan in July 2011 after a decades-long civil war, is locked in a frequently violent confrontation over its oil reserves with the military-

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        • 20 January 2013 07:03, by zulu

          run Khartoum regime, an ally of Iran, under President Omar al-Bashir.
          Sudan has become a battleground in the mostly clandestine war between Israel and the Islamic Republic, which funnels missiles and other arms for Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip through the Red Sea.
          South Sudan’s petroleum and mining minister, Dhieu Dau, announced the oil deal last week after he returned from a visit to

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          • 20 January 2013 07:05, by zulu

            This gives the south, which is overwhelmingly Christian and animist, immense economic leverage over the Muslim Arab regime in Khartoum, which depended on oil revenues to prop up its economy.
            But Khartoum controls the only export pipelines from the landlocked south that run through the north to Port Sudan on the Red Sea.
            Most of the oil fields lie along the border between the two parts of Sudan,

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            • 20 January 2013 07:08, by zulu


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              • 20 January 2013 07:59, by Jalaby

                How many of your LOTUKO tribe have Kenyan passports?
                You failed to get Dinka/Nuer clearance for proving yourself as southerner and not Kenyan,why should I waste my time with a Kenyan who has no future in S Sudan?
                This discussion between the two Sudanese (North-South),please keep your dirty mouth shut or go and join Kenyan forum!

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                • 20 January 2013 15:32, by zulu


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    • 20 January 2013 07:03, by Deng II

      Well, nobody slave any more, Darfurian, Nuban,and etc are getting tied of cleaning Arab craps or ass because yours craps getting stink and diseasy.Arabs people getting more transmitting diseases

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      • 20 January 2013 07:10, by Deng II

        Keeping saying stick, enough is enough, Nubain, Darfurian I mean whole Africa people has to liberate themselves from this devil people with usless religion called islim coming from Gay Mahamed.

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        • 20 January 2013 07:25, by Deng II

          I know that one Arab person wrote a book that says, " when you hold Slave (black), you has to have stick so that to beat slave when she/he try to run away. Bashit was insulted Southerners as a an indirects of saying Abit. Or An implication of calling Southerners Slavery people.

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          • 20 January 2013 07:34, by Deng II

            I don’t care call us any name you want, we already seperated, but my worry are those Africans who are remains with these Devil people who going to calls them slaves(Abet) any time. I wish Nuba, Darfure, and Blue Nile has to fihgt to death to free themselves this your usless people.

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    • 20 January 2013 07:04, by Dinkawarrior

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Your dead criminal is a cowardice and liar! We still arrested his UNDERWEAR and his STICK in Bilpam Headquater of the SPLA in Juba, I don’t know why he run away left everything? He just talks like that because he was among the women, the same thing happened to your thief defense minister when he run away from Panthou(Higlig). Talking is defferent from Fighting!

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    • 21 January 2013 03:07, by Newman

      Mr. Jalaby, you’re absolutely right brother, only stick can work well in control them (Southerns).

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  • 20 January 2013 07:29, by master

    really when you read these people comments you feel vomit
    visionless .empty brains .illiusions
    really pathatic !

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    • 20 January 2013 07:57, by Hardball

      Mrs. Master, first of all; you need to construct a meaningful English sentences before you accuse others of having empty brains! You can’t blame other that they know nothing when you can’t even write, it’s embarrassing. If you don’t want to be accuse of inanity just don’t call other empty brains.

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      • 20 January 2013 09:12, by master

        mr hardball
        you want me to say i
        when i read
        you are donkey and monkey too

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    • 20 January 2013 09:12, by Jalaby

      Don’t be surprised my friend with those commentators,they’re so so stupid and naive and that explains why their thieves ministers stole their money ($4bn) with no time and all thieves at large ready to steal more money as soon as the oil production starts to flow north!

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      • 20 January 2013 09:19, by Jalaby

        Those people have to keep north (Sudan) as their eternal enemy for ever because nothing really unify them other than hatred to north otherwise their differences are so so deep and lack for the essential elements to create a valid country that valid for survival.
        We will soon see either Somalia situation or another Rwanda massacre in S Sudan,it’s just a matter of time!

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  • 20 January 2013 07:35, by Alier42

    You have withdrawn your forces from the contested areas yesterday and today you have wrote an appeal to international community.what help do you expect from your appeal ?.

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  • 20 January 2013 08:09, by Pif Paf

    S.Sudan appeals for global intervention ???
    splm thugs think they can continue to cry crocodile tears & get support. Unfortunately they previously supported splm to divide sudan, now that its divided, splm is of no longer use. Furthermore splm intentions have become clear as they refuse to break ties with splm-n and continue to try and destabilize Sudan. Either way we r prepared to go to the end.

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    • 20 January 2013 08:23, by Hardball

      SPLM/N has nothing to do with your government in Khartoum; all they are doing is liberate their territories and declare themselves independent just like South Sudan. Where will you go after they control the last stand of your survivable the only locations left of your resources? You’ll only be working for foods in foreign countries.

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      • 20 January 2013 15:16, by Pif Paf

        No Balls,
        splm-n was once in control of BN when Aggar was Mayor. He didnt do anything for the state & was in full control with his drunk militias. If splm-n can liberate it they wouldn’t have lost it to begin with.SAF as usually is up to the task & swept them clean. Just yesterday SAF liberated Baldigo. SRF have no support in BN or SK only in s.sudan which we will soon deal with once and for all.

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        • 20 January 2013 15:45, by zulu


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          • 20 January 2013 16:32, by master

            south was the problem for all sudan but after gone unregretable all will be OK
            we are curing now from that deep wounds

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  • 20 January 2013 12:37, by James Maker Akok

    All Southerns Sudanese,
    In this article is a very too weak talk for our South Sudan to be like that. Hundreds times talks is very too long and our leaders don’t have mind to think that talk will never solve anything. We need our leaders to take this problem to UNSC, and to International Arbitration Court now without wasting money in meeting and times like that.

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  • 20 January 2013 14:44, by Makuey chol

    Regime change on Khartoum is the only option among East African brother and the western country. An isolation tactic that will paralyze Khartoum politically and economically are and will be until the regime. Khartoum is like dog without tail this times, no one in east want them.
    the time is here now for RSS to take big brother role in two Sudan politics.

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    • 20 January 2013 19:58, by Nuer Empire

      Our intervention should be the guns

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  • 20 January 2013 21:52, by Kim Deng

    It is a good move from the arabized Nubian gov’t (NIF/NCP)to keep seal all their doors. Let these theives in the Jungle(South) face their misjudements towards issues that could benefit South Sudan.

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  • 21 January 2013 12:51, by jwok

    Sudan is not committed to agreements why are we so committed like this ,every day negotiation between the Sudan and South Sudan , a lot of our money had been paid for hotels
    our force were withdrawal from our Land without any action from Sudan Side why why ?
    if the oil is the reason let it go to hell

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