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North and South Sudan seek accord on oil pipelines and Abyei

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February 10, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The National Congress Party (NCP) and Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) are planning a new push towards resolving key post-referendum issues namely the transport of oil produced in the landlocked South and dispute over border region of Abyei.

A new round of talks on economic issues will focus on arrangements related to the ownership of pipelines that transport oil from the South to Port Sudan and loaded to tankers.

The South Sudan VP Riek Machar said in press statements that existing contracts with oil companies will remain untouched but affirmed the right of the independent South to sign new contracts with other companies.

Most of Sudan’s proven daily output of 500,000 oil barrel is extracted from oilfields in the south whereas the pipelines infrastructure and refineries are based in the north. Both sides need to maintain cooperation on oil after secession to sustain their economies which depend greatly on oil revenues.

On Abyei, the joint political committee of the NCP-SPLM agreed to visit the oil-rich region for talks with leaders there.

Following that, president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and South Sudan leader Salva Kiir will hold an expanded meeting with the leaders of the Arab Misseriya and Dinka Ngok who inhabit Abyei.

Abyei was due to hold a referendum last month to decide whether it will become part North Sudan or join an independent south Sudan but it was suspended after a disagreement persisted on who is eligible to take part in the plebiscite.

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  • 11 February 2011 08:44, by Chuker

    Dr. Riek machar need to take a leading role on post-referendum issues including Abyei now time is runnung out folks. we a need a leader like Dr. Riek machar who sucessfully nagotiated with NCP on southern Sudan Referendum Laws.

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    • 11 February 2011 18:34, by omoni Atari

      chuker.
      how about the L.R.A and K.P.A,[Khartoum poor Agreement]negotiations, did Riak machaer succeed them?
      instead he gave Omar hugs and five.
      I strongly discourage him to lead these sensentive issues to the pure sons of southen sudanese. Not with someone who got one leg in khartoum and one is in juba. Never works sir.

      Pagan Amum is there for you, because that is his position and let him show you,because he knew all the hidden agenda in Arabs heart. And he dont eat to much like some confused element.

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  • 11 February 2011 09:27, by Janafil

    North and South Sudan seek the agreement on oil pipeline,North don’t have much right on the ownership of oil, the oil is in the South, the pipeline ownership that transport oil from the South to port Sudan shuold be under the ownership of the South Government or else the South need to reform the system and renew the contract with companies.

    Thanks

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  • 11 February 2011 09:57, by Mr Point

    president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and South Sudan leader Salva Kiir will hold an expanded meeting with the leaders of the Arab Misseriya and Dinka Ngok who inhabit Abyei. Only the leaders of the Arab Misseriya who actually live in Abyei, are allowed to vote in Abyei referendum. This is what the CPA says. Those Misseriya of Muglad or Khartoum should not be able to speak.

    The Misseriya have broken all the agreements on Abyei. Until the Misseriya agree the referendum, remove the roadblocks and pay the blood money compensation they should not be allowed to move there cows to the Kiir.

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    • 14 February 2011 02:05, by unityfirst1

      That’s bullshit!South will never allow the Misseriya to vote for referendum,Misseriya have no right whatsoever to share the ownership of Abyei with the Dinka Ngok people,eventhough if Abyei people decided to share their own land with Misseriya,it has to be decided by the Southern government.

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  • 11 February 2011 12:57, by Liberator

    Dear: Deng Alor (Ya Abyei resident & Deng Majoks’ sell outs)

    I do’t care about you & Kiir fellow kinsmen appointed Ambassadors, at this juncture. Jallaba can go a head and dismissed them all now. Deng Alor I know you very well since your days in Addis Ababa when you were playing a double game in the late eighties and early nineties.

    I don’t like being in a position to be a foreign minister once our independent is declared in July.

    That position should now Go to people like Richard K Mulla who’s well experienced in Foreign policy.

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    • 11 February 2011 17:04, by nyic rot

      Mr. Chuker, who is Dr.Riak? who does not know him? which acheivement did he obtain? Dr.Riak is a hopeless man with no detrmination in his life.greedy for powers,murderer and singlminded leader.mr.chuker you have thesame charates, your Riak will not achieve anything until his life-take care please’

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  • 11 February 2011 17:37, by Jamjamez

    NO! NO! Mr. Vice President, All the contracts with the oil companies have to be reviewed. All the contracts they sign was with the North. All that has to be review immediately. They are operating for their own benefits. How come the oil companies owns 40% of the oil out put while the whole south owns only 10% percent? we also wants the 2% of the oil output to be given to the locals and this has to be implemented also.

    We have huge environmental violations committed by the oil companies. Nobody has paid attention to such vices. Its time to review the contracts.

    We have to review these contracts!

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  • 11 February 2011 20:31, by Padiet Deng Alony

    All contracts need to be reviewed by GOSS, that of Maluth county/Palioch payam in Upper Nile State and Unity State.

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  • 11 February 2011 23:22, by Aleu

    The Abyei land is belong to the people of Abyei. There is no what so ever call comprehensive if any leader attempted to do that compregensiving with North Sudan then, it will result as impeachment from his Officie. The people of Southern Sudanese must looks to what their leaders are trying to do for Abyei District because is completely Dinka of Bahr al Ghazal and the Abeyi is the land of Southern Sudan without any question.

    I would like to remind all Southerners Sudanese that, you must observing all these leaders in GOSS if found one leader is having fearful signs, because of Abyei issue then, that leader whether he is Mr, Salva Kiir Manyardit nor Dr. Riak Machar Teny or James Wani Iagg, Koul Manyang Juuk, Daniel Awett Akout,Deng Alor Koul, Pagan Amum and all governors of ten States if anyone from GOSS attempt to co-operate with North Sudan must be told to step down immediately, because we can afford the fearful leader to leade Southern Sudanese when it come to Abyei issue and the borders. The leader who seem to be fearful on war about Abyei problem must not leade Southern Sudanese people period.

    Southerners Sudanese people might have to tell their leaders that, there is no politics on the Abyei issue, because this is something most people known for awhile that, Abyei District was been transfered to Central Sudan region by Former president Mr, Mohmmed Ja’afar al Numayri and Misseriya was not there at that time. Who doesn’t know that, Misseriya tribe is a movable tribe.?

    If they can sincerely asking Abyei people for grazing and water for their animals then, it is fine but the unprofound claiming they rights in Abyei land is unacceptable and I think people should know that, Southern Sudanese have fought for two decades just because of such unprofound from North Sudan and the isssue of Abyei in my view will not take years to reach Khartoum by all mean and I just do not want the leader who felt fear on the Abyei issue and others things as the New nation have to maintaining what belong to Southern Sudan part. It doesn’t matter whether the oil belong to Southern Sudan, the people of Southern Sudan have been suffering for so long so much while, North Sudan were been misleading and looting million and billion dollars for all resources that, located in the Southern Sudan.

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  • 11 February 2011 23:28, by Aleu

    Just for correction for Abyei; I mean, we can not afford the fearful leader to leader Southern Sudan thanks.

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    • 14 February 2011 02:33, by unityfirst1

      Aleu.
      Good point bro,all these leaders are caring only for their own bellies and not for the South.I hated it when i see some of them walking around doing nothing with lazy ass bellies,showing their fake ass skill which doesn’t mean no shit.Abyei should not have to share the oil or deal with any Misseriya.but now who care about it anymorebaai aci been beibaai aci been bei of your ass while there’s still some people whom’re being cutoff of Southern Sudan’s map.
      please dismiss those leaders and replace them with the new one,the leaders who can visualize the future for the South and it’s need.shame on you people.

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