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Haroun vows to punish SPLM’s Al-Hilu as South Kordofan conflagration continues


June 10, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The governor of Sudan’s north-south border state of South Kordofan, Ahmad Haroun, has branded his deputy Abdul Aziz Adam al-Hilu a “renegade” deserving of “severe punishment” as continuous air and ground attacks cause mass displacement in the oil-producing region.

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SPLM’s candidate and deputy governor of Southern Kordofan, Abdul Aziz Adam al-Hilu, (L) and NCP’s incumbent candidate and ICC’s indictee, Ahmad Harun, (R)

Meanwhile, the UN said it had received “extremely worrying” reports on civilian casualties in the state, estimating that as many as 40,000 people have been displaced by the fighting which broke out over the weekend between north Sudan’s army and elements of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the military wing of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), which controls the soon-to-be independent region of South Sudan.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported in an e-mailed statement that large-scale looting of properties, including the compounds of UN and humanitarian agencies, continued in Kadugli, the state capital.

Eye-witnesses told Sudan Tribune that aerial bombardments and attacks carried out by northern Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) continued as late as Friday morning in various parts surrounding Kadugli.

Sudan’s central state of South Kordofan, which lies on the fault line between north and south Sudan, descended into chaos after clashes erupted on Sunday, 5 June, between northern Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), and the SPLA in and around Kadugli. The fighting comes less than a month after north Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) incumbent Haroun was declared winner of the state’s gubernatorial election by 6,500 votes over his deputy, the SPLM candidate Al-Hilu.

Al-Hilu refused to recognize the result, alleging that the vote was rigged in favor of Haroun, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) along with Sudan’s president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir for atrocities committed in the country’s western region of Darfur.

The eruption of the clashes came one week after SAF warned the SPLA in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, two northern states abutting South Sudan, to withdraw southwards by June 1 or face action. The SPLM rejected the ultimatum, saying that SPLA fighters in these border areas are actually Northerners.

As fighting intensified on Wednesday, Al-Hilu called for the toppling of Al-Bashir’s Khartoum government in north Sudan, telling the London-based Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper that he was in Kadugli leading "the battle for dignity to accomplish the fundamental change in the center."

Al-Hilu further called on the Sudanese people to join the battle to overthrow Al-Bashir’s government in order to obliterate all forms of political, economical, social, religious or cultural marginalization.

Speaking in a radio interview broadcast by state-run radio on Friday, Haroun accused his deputy of leading “a rebellion against the state” saying that Al-Hilu and the secretary-general of the SPLM’s sector in north Sudan, Yasir Arman, bore responsibility for the violent events in the state.

Haroun said that Al-Hilu would be “severely punished” for causing the death of civilians during Kadugli confrontations, saying that such behavior reflects the extent to which he takes the lives of civilians lightly.

According to Haroun, Yasir Arman played a part in re-igniting war in South Kordofan by persuading Al-Hilu to side with what he called as the “SPLM’s leftists and sons of Abyei.” Abyei is another flashpoint region in Sudan, hotly contested by south and north Sudan whose army recently seized the oil-producing region in retaliation for an attack carried on its troops by the SPLA.

Haroun told his interviewer that 80 percent of the state did not get affected by the fighting, saying that the SPLM only controls “limited parts” including Um Dorin, 100 km east of Kadugli.

He further added that the Al-Hilu had dealt a fatal blow to the partnership between the SPLM and the NCP in South Kordofan and derailed the wheel of development in the state.

“I don’t see a room for dialogue with Al-Hilu now, but we are committed to it [dialogue] as a mean to salvage the crisis,” Haroun was quoted as saying.

In the meantime, the situation in South Kordonan sparked an outcry from London-based Amnesty International, which warned that a humanitarian emergency is unfolding in region.

The global human rights watchdog condemned reports it had received from residents of the besieged towns of Kadugli and Dilling that the SAF, as well as Sudanese security forces in plain clothes, had been searching streets and houses, arresting and killing people suspected of supporting the SPLA.

Sudan’s President Al-Bashir on Thursday announced that his army is flushing out rebels from the state.

"The situation in South Kordofan is under the control of the Sudanese Armed Forces which are now clearing the state of the remaining rebels," Bashir was quoted as saying by the Sudan official news agency (SUNA) today during a cabinet meeting.

The United Nations said on Thursday that the fighting was ongoing and had spread across the state.

"There is still fighting today in Kadugli and it has spread to other locations, including Kauda and Talodi," said Kouider Zerrouk, a spokesman for the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), referring to towns in the eastern part of the state.

Antonov bombers and low-flying MIG fighter jets were observed combing the hills around Kadugli, according to UN sources, where SAF has also been shelling SPLA positions since Tuesday.

A witness in Kadugli, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Thursday that while the fighting had abated in the town, the security and humanitarian situation was deteriorating.

On Wednesday, police fired tear gas at a group of more than 100 Christians to force them out of a church compound where they were gathered according to the witness. They told AFP that the Popular Defence Forces, a militia now part of the Sudanese army, were seen conducting house-to-house searches for SPLA troops.

There were also clashes on Thursday in Deleng, around 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Kadugli, a witness there said.


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  • 11 June 2011 10:11, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

    My questions now are addressed to UN;
    From your own point of view do you think the NCP is really safeguarding the human rights? Do you really recognise that it is the NCP that is provacating the situation? Do you see reason for SAF to use aerial bombardments just to clear SPLA? Is the aerial bombardments more selective to target only SPLA soldiers and leave innocent civilians in those States? Is there a meaningful argument for the NCP t0 call SPLA soldiers in the northern States as rebels? Do you still believe that Bashir is now far from putting on the same cloth of late Sadam Hussein, Osam Bin Ladin and Kashimir of the al-Qeada terrorists? You need to do something now for the seek of peace, fair justice , equality and true democracy and uphold of the fundamental Human rights in the North. Bashir need to be captured and taken to the ICC with Haruon for trials. This is to avoid more causalities.

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    • 11 June 2011 11:06, by Sudani Logik

      Commander Al Hilu

      We the African Sudanese know only too well your bravery and leadership, Haroun is a PUSSYCAT who only sends the sons of poor mothers to die in battle but you Sir, have lead many successful battles against the IMPERIALISTS of Sudan and may Allah be with you until victory.

      Victory is truly ours.

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      • 11 June 2011 14:56, by mohammed ali


        The illogical Jalaba in red southerners shoes!

        You may be African but you are just like Tchombi who led the rebillion abaist Lomamba. You may be African but from those who like to lick the " imlerialist" shoes.

        Al Hilou had lost the elections. Which means that he has no support from the people whom he claim to represent.He claimed that the elections was rigged and the count was repeated several times. All the international , local and other parties concluded that the election was fair and clean up to the international standered! Is it either he wins or he kilsl people?!Many of his opponent particularly from his tribe were assacinated , even his represenative in the election commitee was assacinated because he was fair and honest and accepted the result of the election.

        Agar was calling him to stop the violece and killing and to go for dialogue, he was not responding!

        The SPLA main stream is not involved and does not want this war. Only the pro-communist Abeyei sons militia and Yasir Arman are involved.

        They want to undermine peace with the support of the "imperialist" and the so called " adovacacy and pressure groups" in the west. All of them has a common gall " survival" This a big industry with millions of uncensored and unauditted money. The poor and needy will be the only to suffer!With the financial crises still there and jobs are disappering, crises is the best and easiest way to make money!

        Abeyei sons militia , most of whom are leftist and pro-communist since secondary school and in Khartoum university are siding with their communist commerades like Yasir Arman.Their aim is to maintain their hegemoney and control over the SPLA through a communist type conistitution, which concentrate all the power in the hands of one person.

        They want to undermine the whole peace process and creat chaos and anarchy. They will fail.Their control over the SPLA is shaken now. Peace and peace only will prevail in both north and south Sudan!

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        • 11 June 2011 16:51, by Achiek Alier Jr

          Mohammed Ali,

          Don’t post something with no hard evidence, do you think all Sudanese people are idiot to elect indicted leaders who can not travel abroad to represent the Sudanese people and defense their interest?. Beshir did not won the last elections leaved alone little Haroun. The whole issue was politics to appeased NCP to let the South go,and after that, the people of Darfur, Nuba Mt, and Blue Nile with the help from the South and the International community will unleash sulfur to the North and the minority regime will come to an end and New Sudan will start. Record that point in your diary.

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          • 11 June 2011 17:18, by mohammed ali


            I seriously doubt wheather you know anything about Sudan, beyound the propoganda of Arabs and non-arabs fallacy!

            What is Khartoum? Do you think the people ruling Sudan now are from Khartoum, or you are just repeating what you here!

            What eveidence you want me to give you. It is all written on Sudan Tribune that the international obssevers endorsed the election in South Kordofan.

            Why you want to unleash sulfur to the North? Just to satisfy and quinch your hatred! What good will it do for you? HATRED IS A DISEASE an intractable disease try to get rid of it and heel yourself..You better see what hatred is doing in the south. It is burning, because you have been taught to hate for no obvious reason. Hate will dissiminate until you hate even your mother and self!

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            • 11 June 2011 21:05, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

              life or death

              @ Arab and Islamic are African enemy number one.
              They slave,killed ours people. No mercy no to Arab in Africa anymore. They must go back to their Land middle East.
              No more North and South Talks. It is done life to deth between us African and Arab.

              The Lord Son of the Nile


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      • 11 June 2011 16:23, by Chol Buoi

        Dear Readers,
        Mr.Haron is joking.An eyewitness to some of the events in South Kordofan on Friday i saw that SAF troops used tanks to attack SPLA ’s soldiers. I was in Khartoum this week but i have seen how mr. Haroun talked to the president of Sudan.I saw the attack began at six in the morning when people were still in their beds. I have also seen some of the SAF in villagers about 4km from S.Kordofan and lies high on a moutain ’s hillside. The attack i saw was on the village beneath South-Kordofan to Abyei. Haron who was targeted by ICC, must face justice whether he wants or not.Mr.Haron,you are wasting your time with those mumbo jumbos. On behave of your punishment to SPLM ’s AL-Hilu, it wasn’t a big deal because we SPLA/SPLM in South will try our level best to bring him up by any means.

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      • 11 June 2011 16:46, by Supporter of Naath Cause


        All the sudanese people are Africans, but some are Arab are Arab or have Arab origins and some are black, so, our country is very diverse in term of ethnic richness which is normal I believe. Sudan is for all of us.

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        • 12 June 2011 06:12, by Marco A. Wek

          Supporter of Naath go and tell Omar Al Bashir or any northern Sudanese that or she is African and hear what they are going to tell you. It does not mean that because you are accepting your Africanism that your northern Sudanese Arabs or who consider themselves Arabs would tell you yes whatever your real is that you are right.

          What I suspect the will tell you is like what Mohammed Ali always tell Sudan Logic " you are Jalaby under Southern red shoes" who told I am African, Africans are black and I am Red or Green, they will say( a terminology used by northern Sudanese Arabs for one of them that is really Black). So good luck keep preaching that all Sudanese are Africans until you will get one of them who will shoot you on the head.

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  • 11 June 2011 10:17, by Chier Akueny

    I beg the marginalised people of Southern Kordofan to stand talk and assist Abdel Aziz al Hilu to eradicate those thugs called themselves to be NCP’s top men, Mr. Haroun and Bashir and I hope Hilu is a great fighter, however North plus indicted leaders will never last long in the leadership. Bashir and Haroun are in problem this time because South Sudan is getting independence and will join Support to Aziz and Malik Agar. When Arabs came to Sudan, they didn’t come with Kordofan, South Blue Nile and whatever. Now it is now our time to liberate ourselves.

    Haroun will find himself down now leave alone for him calling for punishment of Hilu, a great man in SPLM/A. We are ready to fight for our brothers, Nubians.

    Nuba oyeee, SPLA Oyeeeee and Hilu Oyeeeeeeee!!!!!

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    • 11 June 2011 10:46, by Marco A. Wek

      ICC will get you soon sucker.

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      • 11 June 2011 18:07, by Supporter of Naath Cause

        Marco A.

        If you reaally care about people of Nuba mountains, people of southern blue Nile and Fur, then why did your SPLM syndicate preferred separation of Southern Sudan over the unity of Sudan?.don’t tell me it was the choice of our innocent people in southern Sudan because they didn’t even know what they were doing!

        Those people mentioned above, were all begging you not to divide the country but you were not listening, you used them to fight your nonsense war and when you got what you want, then you turned your back to them ....... what was the need for separating the south from North, simply to go and loot the oil money and make the live of our people miserable, abuse alcohol and then turn the whole southern Sudan into alcoholic nation and important prostitutes from both kenya and Uganda and convert Southern Sudan to a sex industry. Shame on you SPLM criminals.

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        • 12 June 2011 06:32, by Marco A. Wek

          Well, supporter of Naath, I truly care about our brothers and sisters in both Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile and yes I voted for separation but are two different things altogether. During CPA negotiations Sudan government or to correctly put it, North Sudan was given two options, one of which was to make unity attractive during the six years interim period and or south Sudan may choose either Unity or Separation, north Sudan govern indirectly told south Sudanese we don’t want you and you can therefor choose whatever you want, unity or separation and we chose what we thing is good for us. Meanwhile, we will come the rescue of our friends and brothers when the right time comes.

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  • 11 June 2011 11:28, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

    Haroun might be joking or else drunk.to punish a armed man won,t work.you are criminal,aren’t you? Nuba people won’t be punish for their right.Hi-hilu to lead them to the Mose’s land.South sudanese to help fight Arabs and Arabs -oriented greedy black Africans who sold their identities for money.Hi-Hilu oyee! Nuba people oyee!Our soldiers oyee.

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  • 11 June 2011 12:21, by Xeno

    Al beshier Mouthpiece,

    Worry not of punishing CDR Hilu, but your pending criminal accusations against you and your boss. Both of you will shit hard soon or later in ICC courtroom. Are you talking of civilian killings? what is it that you have done to civilians in Darfur jackass? Was is it not you moving your slaves in SAF and their tanks into Kadugli some days ago?

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    • 11 June 2011 15:21, by mohammed ali

      It is Al Hilu who is killing and assassinating hie oppononets from the Nuba in their home and among their families!

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      • 11 June 2011 20:56, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

        Sheer!!! Abdulla Aziz Hilo.
        Down! Down! NCP!! Down! Down! Bashier!
        Anyone who will cooperate with NCP this time will be considered Arab.

        All African black Sudanese are unitied these times to ousted NCP and their black traitors.

        Hilo can hold Huron for a month before July 9; after that Lord of the Nile will stream from all bushes toward their Ancestor Land Northern Kush.

        Huron skull will remain in south Kordufan if he attempt on convey. Lord of the Nile will take full control of their Land soon.

        Son of Lord of the Nile Kush


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        • 11 June 2011 23:54, by mohammed ali

          Nguetbuny de Luelpiny,

          What do you mean by sheer, Al Hilu! Sheer means somthing thin, transparent, unqualified , utter , like when you say sheer nonsense!sheer lie! Then, if you mean that,you may be right!

          You have nothing to do with Kush , it had never extended to the south, it had extended to palastine and some parts of Syria. Most of the big tribes in the South migrated from the massai ares in Kenya and north Tnzania in the 15th century. They share with them genetic, lingustic, cultural, physical and religous characteristics.Yet they are still Sudanese.

          If somebody brainwashed you with these false claims, you still can read English go and educate yourself before you hate!

          Arabs entered Sudan centeries before Islam, the red sea in the 1-2nd century was not as big as today, it is still expanded.

          Never-the-less we are the true decendants of the Nubian and we have been mixing with Arabs for centuries, but we remain Sudanese. Nobody is going to change that. You will die alone with your hatred in vain.

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          • 12 June 2011 08:46, by Marco A. Wek

            So what Mohamed Ali, Africa is for Africans which means we Africans whether Fur Zagawa, Fuj, Nuba, Nuer, Sholuk, Dinka, Masi just to mention the few are the soul owners of the continental Africa that is from North Africa to South African and from East Africa to West Africa and in between. Arabs belong to Middle East and any Mohamed or Osama Shatan or Mustafa who claiming to an Arab has no legitimate say in our African continent, you are nothing but intruders. Go back home where your Arab ancestors came and and stop telling lies.

            You people are new in our continent, it belongs to our ancestors whether they be in Chad, Tanziania, Kush or Cush or Congo, they are the true owners just go home.

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          • 12 June 2011 09:42, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

            Haaa! haaaa! @Mohammed Ali.

            No North-south Now.

            Expiration date July 9,2011,follow by time zero of no talks with any Arab in sudan; the God of the Nile,the God Raaa, the SUN took over their Land. Until sons of the Nile Claim their Land. The son of Raan Arab are Racist people in the world, there is no Law in the Country.

            They see others people as not human being particularly black people and Non-muslim. Why African should love them Arab while the Arab are in slaving and Killing the Black people in frican. why we should love them. The time is over for Arab in Sudan Africa Land is over.

            This time third wwwIII world war will be cause of this racism Arab of trying to over taking Africa and African will fighting overtaken their Ancestor Land. Sudan will not be the end of war Against Arab. those sudan Slave NCP will go farhter to be more slave in Asirian and Suadi Arabic.

            There you will find your shamfullness and crying back that you are not Arab and try to think back as African.
            wait after July 11,2011. Think will be totally diferent.
            Arab do kiiling black people alway and is considere as not crime. for get ICC will not do any justic than us sudanese our will do ourselves justic in a manners that suit us.

            Son of the Nile River


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