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May 30, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Wednesday accused the government of neigbouring Sudan of redeploying "additional" troops into the hotly contested border region of Abyei, while the United Nations reported that the withdrawal had been completed.

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South Sudan Minister of Information, Barnaba Marial Benjamin (Getty)

"Present reports that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) have withdrawn from Abyei are false. The Sudanese armed forces have not withdrawn. They have redeployed. This is the whole truth", Barnaba Marial Benjamin, South Sudan’s Minister of Information told a news conference in Juba on Wednesday.

However, the UN Secretary-General, upon receiving confirmation from the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNIFSA), welcomed the full withdrawal of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) from Abyei and urged the Sudan government to withdraw all the remaining armed police forces.

Ban Ki-moon, in a statement on Wednesday, also called upon both the governments of Sudan and South Sudan to adhere to the 20 June 2011 Agreement on Temporary Security Arrangement for Abyei, which advocates for the immediate establishment of the Abyei area administration to provide the governance needed for civilians in the area.

The UN chief also lauded the resumption of post-secession negotiations between the two nations under the auspices of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), and encouraged both governments to “display the leadership” necessary to resolve all outstanding issues within the three-month time frame proposed by the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) Communiqué of 24 April and the 2 May United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2046.

He further urged both governments to activate the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism aimed at ensuring security of their tense and often volatile common border.

Marial accused the Sudanese army of violating the Security Council resolution by violating South Sudan airspace and named Major General Adam Mohamed as the commander of the new forces deployed in Abyei.

Sudanese military planes, according to Marial, had been spotted over the border states of West and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States, Unity State, and the capital Juba in the far south of the country.

South Sudan had already withdrawn its troops from Abyei, as per the resolution but diplomatic sources of told Reuters that Juba retains 20 unarmed security personnel in the area, with Khartoum keeping 50 police in the area.

The strategically important oil-producing Abyei area was to have voted on whether to remain in the north or join newly-independent South Sudan in January 2011 as part of the 2005 peace deal that ended decades of conflict. However, the two sides could not agree on which groups should be allowed to vote, scuppering the scheduled referendum.

Abyei was seized by Sudanese forces over year ago after one of its convoys was attacked by southern forces, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. The fate of the fertile area and its delayed referendum is one of the main sticking points in post-independence talks, which were halted in March and April as the two sides fought a border conflict over Heglig, an oil-producing area just to the east of Abyei.

South Sudan claims that over 80 bombs have been dropped by SAF on its territory and that Khartoum is backing rebels in world’s youngest nation. Khartoum, however, wants talks to focus on security issues as it accuses the SPLA of supporting its former colleagues the SPLA-North who have been fighting the government in South Kordofan and Blue Nile since last year.

The United Security Council Resolution 2046, as well as calling for the unconditional withdrawal of both country’s forces from Abyei, also called for Juba to stop assisting the SPLA-N. Both sides deny helping the other’s rebel groups.

SPLA spokesman, Colonel Phillip Aguer, also accused SAF of not abiding by the UN Security Council Resolution, by withdrawing from Abyei and ending all hostilities immediately.

“This is what the resolution says. It is very clear. So why Sudanese are armed forces redeploying instead of withdrawing from the area if the government is really committed to peace”, Aguer said on Wednesday.

Aguer said it was “high time” the global community “seriously” take Khartoum “by the horn” in order to withdraw from Abyei and “stop escalating its aggression” against South Sudan.

“The government of the Republic of South Sudan has complied with the UN Resolution 2046 and therefore, the UN must also ensure that Sudan must equally comply with the resolution.”

Aguer said that Khartoum’s claims of a withdrawal were "a clear lie" to deceive the international community. "This is a not sign of the government that is committed to reaching peaceful settlement”, he said. The latest round of negotiations are due to enter their third day on Thursday.

The Sudanese government did not comment on Juba’s allegations on Wednesday, which included specific charges that SAF have troops in the following areas of Abyei:

  • Two SAF platoons dressed as police still in Abyei town.
  • Two SAF platoons dressed as police in Langer (Goli), 22km north of Abyei.
  • Two SAF platoons at Agany, about 10km north of Langer (Goli).
  • One battalion of Police Reserves about 5 miles from Kej (Diffra)
  • Two SAF companies in Atilla, west of Abyei town.

He also said that SAF had assembled various militia groups allegedly involved in attacks in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal State and the Abyei Area to the West of Diffra.

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  • 31 May 2012 07:36, by Ayom Ayom

    They will one day run away by themselves

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    • 31 May 2012 07:51, by Northern Sudanese

      no no you should say

      ’’They will one day ’’(in my dreams)’’run away by themselves’’..........

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      • 31 May 2012 07:56, by South South

        Arab are losers, remember that.

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      • 31 May 2012 08:25, by Monydit K

        The problem of northern Sudan cannot be solves around the table at least we have to go for military confrontation because the language of gun is only what they understand. If we don’t do that they will stayed smart and continue killing our innocent civilians. It is pretty clear now who doesn’t respect the UN resolution.

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      • 31 May 2012 10:03, by Johndumo14

        I Diplomacy is the bullet of Today ? Why somebody have to fight for what belongs to him for the last 50 years. or to negotiate for your house or for your cow,or your wife,you welcomed someone to your house in time of rain or famine,or some one aske to be with you for a while,does mean that he is part of your property? These arabs came from Arabian penusular and now become like a cancer to africans

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      • 31 May 2012 14:28, by Hardball

        Having SAF troops inside South Sudan is not going to stop Sudan economy from heading to collapse but it’s definitely sending us back to war! There will be no UN or the whole world coming against South Sudan for the second time because they have already seen the defiance played by Sudan.

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    • 31 May 2012 08:33, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Two SAF platoons dressed as police still in Abyei town.
      • Two SAF platoons dressed as police in Langer (Goli), 22km north of Abyei.
      • Two SAF platoons at Agany, about 10km north of Langer (Goli).
      • One battalion of Police Reserves about 5 miles from Kej (Diffra)
      • Two SAF companies in Atilla, west of Abyei town.

      And what is the use of UN in Abyei, confrontation is better.

      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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      • 31 May 2012 08:42, by SEE ME

        okucu pa lotinokwan

        I agree with you that "confrontation is better."

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      • 31 May 2012 09:19, by Monydit K

        Okucu pa lotinokwan, you accept confrontation and you guys easily run like rates, I strongly believe that your gays army will never and ever confront Spla.

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    • 31 May 2012 08:35, by Bentiu CAPTAIN

      Is the world still believing this Big liars from Khartoum?
      The SAF just changed station and they are still within ABYIE boundaries. They know the stupidity of UN. WAKE UP UN!!!!

      SPLA oyeee!!!

      God bless South Sudan.

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    • 31 May 2012 09:05, by Ayom Dor

      Damn Jalaba! The international community is watching on your silly ways of lies! A country cover under the shadows of lies from the hands of criminals! When will you learn to be honest to yrself and people of yr country??

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    • 31 May 2012 10:13, by Johndumo14

      These arabs in Khartoum become like cancer to sudanese people especially in Darfur ,Nuba,and people of blue nile,even to South Sudan.These arabs when they came to sudan most of them married african women,and those children born still called themselves arabs,is it right? No,they are africans that is why ,they discriminate other tribes,they have forgotten that they are africans not arabss!!

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      • 31 May 2012 14:13, by SEE ME

        Johndumo14

        SPLA/M is the worst type of VIRUS that even microscopes are discarding it.

        The innocent peoples of DARFUR will resist this VIRUS called SPLA/M and very soon they will send it to hell.

        Is OBAMA white American becauce his mother is white?
        Is OBAMA white American becauce his mother is white?

        OBAMA is AFRICAN-AMERICAN with reference to his father.

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    • 31 May 2012 12:30, by Sudani+

      Do you believe the big lair Barnaba!
      Is he working as spoke person for SS or UN security council!
      UN has confirmed the withdrawal of SAF and hat is it! if you do not believe that do what you want and stop fooling your people! and crying.
      We know all these propaganda is aiming to disguise something stupid that SPLM may be planning to do! we know you very well! bu this time is different! take care

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  • 31 May 2012 07:50, by Go to Hell

    Arabs never tell a truth, if you believe on what they said you can end up to become a big liar. just leave them there and buy anti-Aircraft missiles to control our Airspace. they will never open their mouth about the ground attack

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    • 31 May 2012 08:47, by SEE ME

      Go to Hell

      I agree with you that "confrontation is better."

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  • 31 May 2012 07:52, by Northern Sudanese

    lies lies lies lies............

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  • 31 May 2012 07:54, by Thorbanat

    Khartoum and UN should know that they can no longer lies to Southerners. Abyei is 100% South Sudan and every resident there are the SPLA, therefore, it is hard to lie since the people can report 24 hrs.

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    • 31 May 2012 11:55, by Darkangel

      I DONT KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE SAID

      WHY WONT YOU LOW IQ HARD HEAD IDIOTS UNDERSTAND.

      ABYEI WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE NORTH IN 1905 - SO IN 1956 IT WAS WITHIN NORTH SUDAN BORDERS - IT STILL IS. THE ONLY WAY IT WILL BE BACK IN SOUTH IF THE NORTH GIVES IT YOU (DREAM) OR A REFERENDUM AND PEOPLE (INCLUDING MISERRIYA) CHOSE TO BELONG TO THE SOUTH. UN,AU,US EVERYONE KNOWS THIS. PAGAN WANTED TO BUY IT !

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  • 31 May 2012 08:14, by E. Defense Forces

    South Sudan declare all out war with North.What Khartoum doing is bulls**t. Please Nubia, Fur and the easterners Soldiers defect and join SRF or you will be Slaves of the Arabs for ever. Seen what they did to Blacks in Libya? Wakeup!!!
    Watch South Sudan accuses Khartoum of air strikes http://www.southsudanhub.com/media/1051/South_Sudan_accuses_Khartoum_of_air_strikes/

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  • 31 May 2012 08:26, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Dr. Barnabas, u have been in class with these damn Arabs n you know them well. What they say is not what they do.
    It is high time that SPLA shoot any flight views foreign n has no info of being civil. 80 bombs are very enough n many lives have been lost. Why carry out all time for Airspace violation when u should have the needed weapon to shoot them down - period. I am sick of all these complains

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  • 31 May 2012 08:30, by Deng Chol Malual

    GOSS should request those United Nations individuals who confirmed complete withdrawal of SAF forces from the disputed border areas to go to re-see and then deconfirm their false siding statement.

    Thanks,

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  • 31 May 2012 08:36, by Jewish Ally

    Mr Barnaba Marial and Philip Aguer
    it’s true, SAF are still in Abyei. what the Did was a change of position and that is the indication of future war.
    Instead of wasting time and energy talking to Damb, let equip ourselves with Anti-aircraft that is line of our weakness.
    no peace without commitment and no border demacration without bloodshed
    we are ready for any if they don’t want peace deal.

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  • 31 May 2012 08:44, by mohammed ali

    It seems that the Sun rises from the West. What irritates me is the ratial tone here! I think those who comment ratially should look into themselves carefully. That they were picked nacked from the bush,dressed in new clothes & taught few English words doesn’t mean that they are allowed to ratially clacify other pple!

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    • 31 May 2012 09:08, by Michael Angelo

      Mohemmad,

      Who pick who between us fool? When your grandfathers came they got us here in this Sudan and I believe you fake arabs will leave us here again. Do you think we can accept your dirty culture? Those who fuck domestic animals can civilize us hahahahahs.

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      • 31 May 2012 11:19, by mohammed ali

        Angelo, our culture the Nubian , Merowe & Nabta civilization is the first culture not only in Africa but on Earth. We did mixed with Arabs as all civilizations do and we are very much proud of that.Those who have no culture or civilization remains usually remain vulgar and use nothing except obsession with race reflecting their own complexies!

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    • 31 May 2012 13:33, by Grace Amani

      Mohammed ali,
      May you just explain your religion before you talks of culture,
      which God do you prayer for? Anyway this is how stupid people like you Arabs do, I can blame you but I can blame your grandparents. Remember you Arabs you will go back to where you came from.

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  • 31 May 2012 10:46, by hellonearth

    PEOPLE OF THE SUDAN, TIME HAS COME WHEN YOU WILL SAY I WISH I WASN’T IN SUDAN. OTHERS LIKE JALABY, OSHAY, SEE ME, NORTHERN SUDAN WHO ARE OUTSIDE SUDAN WILL SAY I WISH I WAS IN SUDAN. BELIEVE ME IT IS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD. SPLA OYEEEE

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    • 31 May 2012 10:58, by SEE ME

      hellonearth

      Many times I asked Aaban to meet in DARFUR but no answer.

      In 2004-2005 I was in DARFUR when the rebels committed all bloody genocides on ARAB rooted DARFURIANS.

      Now iam in my beloved country SUDAN and ready to do any thing including the TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER.

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      • 31 May 2012 13:03, by Samzil-Messiah 2

        SEE ME(Guys SEE ME I’m A Retarded N Gay Fake Arab)
        The Following Quintessential Phrases Were Missing In Your Statement N This Is How It Should Read

        And I Quote.."Now iam in my beloved country SUDAN and ready to do any thing including being Fucked In The Ass By The Immortal SPLA Legion Because Of The Predicament That The Debilitated SAF Is In...As Our TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Is Deteriorating."

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        • 31 May 2012 13:59, by SEE ME

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

          I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS.

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        • 31 May 2012 14:01, by SEE ME

          Samzil-Messiah 2

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

          I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS.

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          • 31 May 2012 17:20, by Wek Kawaja

            See me
            If i may ask u, from 2004-2005 u said dat u were in Darfur genocide why didnt they kill u coz ur better off dead meat to me u dick head.

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            • 31 May 2012 20:41, by SEE ME

              Wek Kawaja

              Try to behave like men and stop your womenly language.

              The idiot rebels of DARFUR killed my brother and his son.
              BUT my brother’s son killed 18 criminals before his SHADA.

              SAF was not with us.

              GOS must give freedom to ARAB ROOTED DARFURIANS to end this war for ever.

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    • 31 May 2012 11:56, by Darkangel

      I DONT KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE SAID

      WHY WONT YOU LOW IQ HARD HEAD IDIOTS UNDERSTAND.

      ABYEI WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE NORTH IN 1905 - SO IN 1956 IT WAS WITHIN NORTH SUDAN BORDERS - IT STILL IS. THE ONLY WAY IT WILL BE BACK IN SOUTH IF THE NORTH GIVES IT YOU (DREAM) OR A REFERENDUM AND PEOPLE (INCLUDING MISERRIYA) CHOSE TO BELONG TO THE SOUTH. UN,AU,US EVERYONE KNOWS THIS. PAGAN WANTED TO BUY IT !

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      • 31 May 2012 12:34, by Aarai Baka

        To Darkangel

        Please I ordered u to suck my balls, since u have no job in Sudan. We have no low iq please, just suck my balls good.enough faggat.

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        • 31 May 2012 16:06, by never

          s. sudan is rule by none politician and that why they have difficulties understanding with how the world run their policies. sudan contribute to the UN if there are some humanitarian going on around the world. that tell me UN his not going to listen for nonsense from the southerners because their politicians are stealing money from public.

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  • 31 May 2012 23:59, by solider

    the only way for south sudan to take abyie is by making genocide on messiria.you might hear lots of voices aganist you but with time they will forget about it.it is that simple but r you that brave to do so.i doubt that

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  • 1 June 2012 00:15, by Dinka-Defender-General

    I knew it from the picture. Soldiers were not leaving Abyei, but they were coming into Abyei. You could see it clearly from that picture. Even a blind can tell from that picture where the troops were going. Can you guys miss that clear clue. Bashir tried to fool the South and the international communities. Now, what they will say after they are caught with red hands. Don’t worry. We’re coming.

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    • 1 June 2012 00:18, by Dinka-Defender-General

      I knew it from the picture. Soldiers were not leaving Abyei, but they were coming into Abyei. You could see it clearly from that picture. Even a blindmancan tell from that picture where the troops were going. Can you guys miss that clear clue. Bashir tried to fool the South and the international communities. Now, what they will say after they are caught with red hands. Don’t worry. We’re coming.

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