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South Sudan forms national mobilisation committee on conflict with Sudan

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April 25, 2012 (JUBA) – As border conflict with Sudan indicates the possibility of an all-out war, South Sudan on Tuesday laid the ground work for the formation of a country-wide mobilisation structure in support of the national army on the frontline.

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South Sudan’s army, or the SPLA, soldiers drive in a truck on the frontline in Panakuach, Unity state April 24, 2012. (Reuters)

President Salva Kiir Mayardit during the meeting of the ruling SPLM party three weeks ago in Juba called on the five border states with Sudan to mobilise their populations for a potential conflict with Khartoum.

On Tuesday the Vice President, Riek Machar, called for a joint meeting involving national ministers and leadership of the bicameral Juba parliament as well as representatives of the political parties, national unions, business community, local NGOs and civil society organisations in the country.

The meeting called for the formation of a wider national mobilisation body to coordinate efforts geared towards mobilising human and material resources to support the national army in the face of the "Khartoum’s aggression."

The national coordination committee will oversee the mobilisation of the population and establish an effective coordination mechanism with the various national groups and state committees.

This will include recruiting youth volunteers and ex-combatants into the army.

The committee will also attempt to inform the population about the history and causes of the border conflict with Sudan as well as assisting in diplomacy and informing the international community about the root causes of the conflict.

The meeting also called on institutions responsible for information and media outlets in the country to step up efforts in reflecting the nature of the border conflict with Khartoum.

Machar told the meeting that given the attitude of Khartoum, the withdrawal of the SPLA forces from the disputed Heglig/Panthou area did not mean the end of the conflict, warning that there could be "danger coming" which necessitated a robust mobilisation across the country to defend the nation’s territorial integrity and reclaim its occupied territories near the border.

South Sudan said it withdrew its forces from Heglig on April 20 in response to the international call to do so after it captured the oil-rich area from the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and occupied it for 10 days. Khartoum, however, claimed it forced the SPLA out of the area.

Sudan and South Sudan’s 1,800 kilometre long borderline has several disputed areas, including Heglig, stretching from Chad in the West to Ethiopia in the East. The border passes along ten states, five from each side.

South Sudan claims ownership of Heglig/Panthou and accuses Sudan of deliberately misinterpreting the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague on the boundaries of another disputed area - Abyei.

Machar who led the SPLM team to The Hague in 2009 said on several occasions that the court only ruled on the boundaries of Abyei and not on the borders between Sudan and South Sudan and the fate of Heglig.

The two countries were engaged in a process mediated by an African Union panel over the pending issues but failed to demarcate the borders before the peaceful independence of the Republic South Sudan in July 2011.

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Al Jazeera | South Sudanese troops ’advance’ on Heglig | 25 April 2012

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  • 25 April 2012 09:07, by E. Defense Forces
    • 25 April 2012 09:12, by Dinkawarrior

      for your information!!!

      The same man who doesn’t need to be mentioned said” Bashir hired Al- Jazeera employees and independent personnel medias behind closed doors within the government of South Sudan and in the military areas to provide full information on how they plant to topple it government”

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    • 25 April 2012 10:33, by Makuei

      Bashiit is a pig which will never succeed,

      See here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=boFrV5zynWA

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      • 25 April 2012 14:08, by Loko El Pollo

        THE EX-COMBATANTS WILL NOT JOIN VOLUNTARILY.SOME OF THEM WERE WRONGLY REMOVED BY AWET AND GEN ACUIL TITO.THEIR POSITIONS WERE FILLED WITH RELATIVES AND CLAN MEMBERS OF THE MENTIONED GENERALS.DON’T ASK PEOPLE TO FIGHT FOR FREE AND WHEN THEIR IS MONEY TO PAY AS SALARIES THEN ALL OF A SUDDENT THEY ARE NO LONGER NEEDED.MOST OF TO TURNED TO ALCHOLIC BEHAVERAGE TO GET THEIR PAINS AND DISPAIR.LET RECRUIT

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        • 25 April 2012 14:16, by Loko El Pollo

          THE YOUNG GENERATIONS FROM ALL THE STATES.WE ARE KINDLY ASKING OUR EQUATORIAN BROTHERS TO CARRY THE MANTLE BY CONTRIBUTING 10000 RECRUITS.THE CENSUS SHOWED THAT EQUATORIA HAVE HUGE NUMBER OF YOUTH COMPARE TO OTHERS STATES.THE WAR WILL NOT BE AS BAD AS THE LAST WAR.THIS ONE WILL BE SHORT AND COSTLY IN TERM OF HUMAN AND MATERIALS.LET FIGHT FOR OUR LAND.KHARTOUM WANT TO REMOVE SPLM AND PUT THE PUPPET

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          • 25 April 2012 14:22, by Loko El Pollo

            S IN POWER.THE PUPPETS WILL BE USE BY KHARTOUM TO SHARE THE OILS WITH THEM.AFTER THE TRAITORS REALIZE THEY ARE BEING SHORT-CHANGED.THEN THE ARABS WILL TURN AGAINST THEM AND CRUSH THEM MILITARILY AND REVERSE THE SECESSION AGREEMENT.

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        • 25 April 2012 14:25, by Loko El Pollo

          CORECTION; MOST OF THEM,AND TO FORGET

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    • 25 April 2012 11:02, by Paul Chadrack

      Look at this stupid Presiden (Kiir),Why ordering SPLA to find in Higlig and then ordering them to withdraw from that area?, who is now going to pay for those wholost their life there?, who will take care of their widows and children?. human lifes in south sudan doen’t belong to kiir, let him only loot the country but time will come when he will be question in the court to pay for the stollen money

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      • 25 April 2012 20:12, by panom lualbil

        The VP was the ones to declare war and encouraged the president to do so. But withdrew came from PM and convinced KIIR to do so as well. You can even tell from previous posted by VP, we’ll go back to heglig if khartoum continued bomb SS, RIEK said. So it was a plan for all citizens in reprisal to aerial bombardment by khartoum b4 you blame without knowledge to it.

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    • 25 April 2012 11:40, by kingdom

      Successful war is where people are united against the enemy.
      ten states of South Sudan must contribute willingly or unwillingly to fulfil the demands and means of mobilization committee. WHY ARE OTHER STATES SO SILENT OF THIS? WE MEAN IMPORTANTLY HUMAN CONTRIBUTION.

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    • 25 April 2012 16:50, by morogot batal

      it was ali othman mohamed taha who plan for the killing of DR.Garang.i siad this becaouse time for politic is over.it is time for any southerners not to loose this chance of paying back the surprising sudent death of our HERO DR.john Garang.our country has to raise its ingagement in military for 80&.they need not to waste time in politic.we and our country is still young in politic.

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  • 25 April 2012 09:16, by Tamongali

    My lord , diffuse this tension between these poor two nations, spread among them spirit of love.war is wastage of financial, natural and human resources whether you r the winner or loser.The two leaders of the great nation don’t listen to voices of evils and devils.Follow the channel of diplomacy and there will be no loser at all. Amen

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  • 25 April 2012 09:22, by John mamer

    Right job Dr Riek I admire the energy in you, I am ready to be train in military tactic, science and hardware operation and be lead by commander who will capture Khartoum and the airbase where this airplane come from, this time we will not be capturing panthou or landcruisers and tanks but Khartoum and airplanes.

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  • 25 April 2012 09:24, by viper

    This time, we want to see the youth of greater Equatoria joining the army as the youth of NBG, Lakes, and Warrap have done. Equatorians should not share the powers with us when they don,t contribute positively in our war with the Arabs. Komiru fighters of Bari should join our army. The should not be men on this shit land of Bari when they don,t confront the enemy like the rest

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  • 25 April 2012 09:25, by michael coma

    Where is Nhial Deng Nhial and what is his work in the Government of s/sudan?Can you imagine guys why they ambasaders were appointed and then taken to Kenya instead to disperse them to different countries so that they can represent the nation.We don’t have foriegn affaires minister at all.

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  • 25 April 2012 09:46, by michael coma

    Can you imgine why our president visisted China instead of visiting US?i worried guys becauase China is the commonist coutry which is the opportunist nation.please my brothers let us united and defend our nation,even if the youth is suffering and there are those who drives b8 no matter that we will defend the young nation for our future but not b8 and hammers.

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    • 25 April 2012 09:59, by John mamer

      Nhial is failure i donot know why kir is keeping him he should resign togather with his diplomats for they have loss diplomatic war leading to withdawal of our forces in panthpou.

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  • 25 April 2012 10:13, by kingdom

    Hi GREATER EQUATORIA STATES
    why aren’t you not heard for voluntary mobilization which other states have done willingly? please up !
    Or you accept our cowardness.

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    • 25 April 2012 10:26, by Gatjiek Anti-Arabs

      Our brothers in Equatoria have been harvesting where they’ve not sown for a long time. I think it’s time they sow now for the next harvest. Come on Nyamnyam, join me at the frontline here in Bentiu!!!

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  • 25 April 2012 10:21, by kingdom

    this mobilization must not be voluntary. the so-called Equatorians will not join; it must be force or fixed number be given to a certain states of all S Sudanese states. because this is how people of a nation contribute to nation’s activities not only fat jobs of ministries and NGOs.

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    • 25 April 2012 10:46, by Paul Chadrack

      Let those from Bhar el Gazal, who are now looting the resources of this country fight the war alone, southern sudanese will fight finally the beneficiaries is going to be the thieves Bhar Gazalians.

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      • 25 April 2012 11:09, by kingdom

        @Paul Chadrach
        we shall defeat the arabs but you, will just be a minutes, we fought ARABS with those of GREATER UPPER NILE for two decades but here we are!

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        • 25 April 2012 11:37, by Paul Chadrack

          FYI, I am not from Equatoria but A dinka from Upper Nile, yes we fought the war to liberate south sudan from oppressors,but not to deprive them SS from their basic needs by looting the whole country resources, Bhar Gazalian leave the greedy nature and come to the sense of nationalism.

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          • 25 April 2012 12:15, by viper

            If you are a Dinka from upper Nile, then you are a loyalist of Oliny, or you belong to any militia group that is against the government. This war should be fought together first and then we blame ourselves later. As a nationalist, I do blame the SPLM led gov’t, not B. Ghazal or whatever. It is now a time for true nationalist to stand up together and leave the differences behind

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            • 25 April 2012 13:24, by Paul Chadrack

              Veper, visionless.
              shot up if you’re among those looters, yes we’ll not leave s sudan to be occupy by arab but think after the war your days are numbered. think of any kind of up rising against your weak corrupt government.

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              • 25 April 2012 17:22, by kingdom

                @Paul Chadrach
                in South S.we can’t allow separatist like you and your liked Mr. Lam. unleast you are death we may not sleep.

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          • 25 April 2012 15:47, by kingdom

            no deprivation in South s. all we do is regional equalization in all sectors what is your likely to be on south sudan’s government?

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  • 25 April 2012 10:25, by Pauli

    Hi fellow Southerners, to call Nyial Deng to resign will not provide any fruitful solutions to our conflict with Khartoum. Lets not blame only one person,South Sudan government is a team if one component of the team fails, the whole team should be blame, because to kill a snake you have to target the head.

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  • 25 April 2012 11:09, by Dengthalga

    I like all your comments. However; should we, as sudanese go back to war because some people believe that war would be a solution? Personally i aprove them wrong why, because all sudanese will be victims of war no matter where one might dwell. War has cost us almost 4 million lives both sides yet there is no solution. Please,we should think about that.

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    • 25 April 2012 11:16, by kingdom

      @DENG
      for how long shall we be underhidding grounds being bomd by Bashir without revenging that?
      you might be a coward Deng.

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    • 25 April 2012 11:23, by kingdom

      @DENG
      we shall not die of aerial bombardment from the Arabs north without a reveng Mr. Deng.

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  • 25 April 2012 12:04, by BlackNationGreatNation

    Fuck oFF Jalaby , that strategy doesn’t work anymore.... all tribes in South sudan are United and at peace with each other... we all know that all the problems that existed between some tribes was khartoum’s policy of undermining security in south sudan. we are all united when comes against the NCP. comm on.

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  • 25 April 2012 12:16, by deng12784

    Guys, this mobilization need every states to have share, let abandon our differences and joins hands....coz Heglig is potential oil-rich producing for all southerners, not dinka nor nuer for traitor of defend the nation....no day is good to die’,.

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  • 25 April 2012 14:58, by Peace n Positivity People of Sudan

    Salam, Common people ..We are one we share the same language same history the same land needs and pain. Dont let the ncp and spla destroy us for thier greed. dont follow thier ways. remove the cancer so the body can live. life is short. they are two faces of the same coin.

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  • 25 April 2012 15:32, by Samzil-Messiah 2

    It’s About Time For These Double Digit(2) IQ (Intelligence Quotient) Arabs To Pay Their Dues To Us South Sudanese...And This Right Here Is Their Final Warning...We Will Win Through Actions And Never Through Arguments Just Like Israel Is Doing Now To Your Fellow Arabs....Aight!

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  • 25 April 2012 18:49, by BlackNationGreatNation

    @ Positive: 2 faced people you say, well all the NCP members if not the whole sudanese parliament is 2 faced.. non of them can be trusted based on recent threats and comments towards south sudanese. I think SPLA is acting i a very responsible way, reasoning and taking action when needed... Sudan been denying bombing South Sudan, in fact it’s taking place every day and yet still deny. now,whose2fac

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