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Clinton to visit South Sudan this week to “encourage” talks with Khartoum

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July 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The United States (US) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to visit South Sudan as part of a major Africa trip this week in order to “encourage progress” in talks with its northern neighbour Sudan.

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FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the South Sudan International Engagement Conference December 14, 2011 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC (GETTY)

The US Department of State announced on Monday that South Sudan’s capital, Juba, will be the second stop after Senegal in Clinton’s Africa trip which will run from 31 July through 10 August and include Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa.

Clinton will be the most senior US official to visit South Sudan since it became an independent state in July last year after voting to secede from former war foe Sudan as part of a 2005 peace agreement, which Washington helped to broker.

The Department of State said Clinton will meet with President Salva Kiir during her visit to South Sudan to “reaffirm US support and to encourage progress in negotiations with Sudan to reach agreement on issues related to security, oil and citizenship”.

The new neighbours have been negotiating under a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) deadline due on 2 August to resolve a host of post-secession issues including transportation of southern oil via Sudan, disputed border regions and citizenship.

But the African Union (AU) mediated talks, which followed serious border fighting in April, appear more and more unlikely to meet the deadline which may prompt the UNSC to carry out its threats of imposing non-military sanctions on both countries.

In a separate context, the US government released on Monday its 2011 Report on International Religious Freedom which once again branded Sudan along with others including China, Saudi Arabia and Eritrea as “countries of particular concerns for alleged violation of religious freedom".

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  • 31 July 2012 11:18, by garang kerubino

    Hillary Clinton you are most welcome to South Sudan,but we really need American support in this cretical period of negotiation with the North Sudan. give your hands to the people of South Sudan and we will stand with you.

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  • 31 July 2012 11:30, by Tutbol

    Clinton foreign policy on sudan is being dictated by the british. the Americans Know the great devil in the sudan problems, but the british have advised their great ally the US to leave the sudanese alone while they british and their arabian kingdom are working behind the scence to re-unite their sudan and if not, another another Congo so that the british at least get something, the brits are evil

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    • 31 July 2012 11:39, by 4Justice

      Secretary Clinton is not interested at removing the cancer El Bashir, she has installed islamists in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Ivory coast, Mali and soon Syria. You will be disappointed to discover that she is a good friend of the ISlamists. She will do everything in her power to keep Bashir in power.

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      • 31 July 2012 11:43, by 4Justice

        The intention of her visit is to pressure Salva kiir to accept what the Islamists in Khartoum want.

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        • 31 July 2012 12:00, by 4Justice

          Islamists have always been a perfect tool throughout history used by various networks of luciferian secret societies to keep mankind under a perpetual state of carnage until the final battle of Armageddon.

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        • 31 July 2012 15:29, by Ruach

          We don’t need Islamist injecyor and injctee.Leave us alone with our traditional religions and christianity.We need Isreal

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      • 31 July 2012 21:12, by Tutbol

        4justice.

        thank you for your quick insight, the likes of Clinton and Obama are not really politician as our people think, but rather slick politicians who are employed by oil barons or big corporations who lobbied to get the precious resources using their slick languages on the vunerables needs---Charles Darwin, remember, ’man eat man’, sorry, survival for the fittest. Here we go!

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  • 31 July 2012 12:14, by solider

    america helped s.sudan in secession. if secession is something good why the white americans never give the blacks an independents state?the blacks had a dream of their own private state away from the whites,but their demands never been met. americans choosed unity.the west are made about unity and freedom,but why they choosed to secede sudan not to change khartoum regime??!evil agenda is going on

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    • 31 July 2012 14:28, by South South

      Solider,

      Ask yourself, why fake black Arabs in Sudanese are pretending to be real Arab ? There is no evil going on here, only penguins do not understand simple things. Do you really think Arabs have value in this world ? Why a one dead Israel solider was exchanged with 250 live Arabs ? Can you tell me why ?

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  • 31 July 2012 16:18, by Nhomlau Nhomlau

    SHAME ON U GREEDY JALLABIA OR JALLABY WHATEVER UR NAME IS ....BEAR IN MIND THAT THE VISIT OF HIGH FIGURE FROM US HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHATEVER U SAID BUT IS A WAY OF SHOW DIPLOMATIC DOING OF THINGS...JUST ASK URSELF A SIMPLE Q... Y SHOULD A NEWEST NATION UNDER FAR AWAY DEVELOPMENT VISIT BY SUCH VIP.....OTHERWISE FACTS ALWAYS REMAIN REAL, THERE IS NO WAY AGAIN U GUYS TO USE OUR OIL TO.....

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  • 31 July 2012 16:53, by BlackNationGreatNation

    1 Question: How would Sudantribune.com know what Mrs Clinton Going to say to my government???, . fUCK North sudan, they dont want agreements, they only want war, the whole world knows that. Therefore, we are only going to upgrade our Army force, and all security forces of South Sudan. Fuck DUMB Fake Arabs of Sudan (DFA), Black Africans for life, and we are proud.

    God Bless South Sudan,
    SPLA Oye

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  • 1 August 2012 05:32, by Mayar

    I hope she is going to press S. Sudan government again about Corruption. I like her speech, the one she did last time about S. Sudan, that was a good step for her to show what a new country what a democratice mean. to chellenge somebody mantelly..

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  • 1 August 2012 15:30, by Northern Sudanese

    oooh insects masters are coming for a visit oh insects are so excited they already started celebrating lol!

    she’s gonna tell kiir that she has no money to gave and that he must accept khartoums demand otherwise the south will fall XD

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