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South Sudan’s Kiir talks tough on oil, Abyei

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July 19, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The president of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) Salva Kiir on Wednesday threatened to stop using the pipelines running through Sudan if the latter insists on sharing oil revenue as opposed to receiving transit fees.

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Republic of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (Reuters)

The oil-rich South Sudan became an independent state on July 9th after a whopping 99% of registered Southerners voted in favor of seceding from the North. The referendum was part of the 2005 peace accord that ended more than two decades of civil war between the North and South.

“I am saying that we will rent the North’s oil pipelines and we will give them money for our oil to be transported, and we will of course pay and there is no problem," Kiir told contingents of South Sudan armed forces at Bilpam military base.

"However, this offer is unaccepted by the North. We have agreed on one thing that the oil issue should not be disrupted. They [Sudan] need oil. But we fought for 21 years without oil and we can still go for 3 years until we build our own oil infrastructure” Kiir added.

Kiir’s unusually strong remarks sharply contrast those he made last June in which he suggested that the new state in the South could continue the oil sharing arrangement that has been in place since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed.

"We do not want to take all the oil revenues, we must leave something for the North to help them in facing the economic challenges," Kiir told reporters following his meeting with German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle in late June.

Prior to secession the two sides evenly split the proceeds from exports of oil produced in the South.

In June Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir warned that he is prepared to shutdown oil pipelines if the landlocked South doesn’t pay usage fees or share revenue from crude proceeds following its independence.

"I give the south three alternatives for the oil....either the north continues getting its share, or we gets fees for every barrel that the south sends to Port Sudan," Bashir told supporters at a rally in Port Sudan.

"If they [Southerners] don’t accept that, we’re going to shut down the pipeline," he said.

On Tuesday it was announced that RSS shipped its first independently sold oil cargo from Port Sudan despite lack of agreement on the transit fees.

“We are still negotiating...nothing is yet clear,” Arkangelo Okwang, director general for energy in South Sudan, told the Financial Times (FT) but said he expects the north to bill the south for the use of its facilities, and added that South Sudan would ship a further 600,000 barrels on July 23.

Lead negotiator for South Sudan on oil, Pagan Amum, told the FT that the north had asked for “unfair and unreasonable” conditions of passage.

“They came with crazy ideas saying they are going to impose several transit fees – a usage fee, something called a normal transit fee, then something called a special fee – maybe $15 per barrel, even more – then maybe other charges, and they wanted revenue-sharing to continue,” Amum revealed.

Amum said the south was instead prepared to offer $3bn in “assistance” to the north and offered transit fees in line with international norms, citing 41 cents per barrel charged by the Chad-Cameroon pipeline, which is a similar-length. Despite receiving offers to build a pipeline to neighbors Ethiopia, Kenya or Uganda, Amum said he hoped that negotiations with the north would be successful.

“Our preferred choice is to use the pipeline that is already there, provided the north will not impose prohibitive, punitive tariffs and surcharges that are discriminatory and are imposed simply because South Sudan has become an independent landlocked country,” he stressed, adding it is illegal under international law to block exports.

Today the Sudanese finance minister Ali Mahmood Hassanein said they have received an official letter from RSS informing them officially that they are willing to pay transit fees and that a delegation would travel to Khartoum soon for discussion on how much it should be.

He added that Khartoum was in the process of crafting laws that sets the fees which contains three levels based on the fact that oil passes through Sudan which requires the imposition of sovereign fees.

Hassanein noted that the oil needs central treatment and purification from water as well as the use of the Bashayer port for exporting it.

Sudan has sounded the warning bell on the impact of losing control over the South’s oil fields. The government announced set of austerity measures that focuses on reducing public spending.

’ABYEI BELONGS TO SOUTH SUDAN’

RSS president also addressed the issue of the disputed border region of Abyei stressing that it belongs to South Sudan.

"On 20th and 21st May, the Sudan Armed Forces [SAF] occupied Abyei by force, it was invasion. Their intention by occupying Abyei was to make us retaliate and counter attack by fighting them in Abyei, so that we could not celebrate the 9th of July as the independence of Southern Sudan. I ignored all these and ordered the SPLA not to go because we knew what they were up to," Kiir said.

"The truth is here with us, Abyei belongs to us. Whether Omar al-Bashir likes it or not, one day Abyei will rejoin the South" he added.

Khartoum’s forces seized Abyei with tanks and troops, causing tens of thousands of people to flee and drawing an international outcry. Sudan claimed this was in response to an attack on SAF convoy by Southern forces in the area.

But both sides later agreed to withdraw their forces from the oil-rich region and allow Ethiopian peacekeepers to be deployed there.

Khartoum’s chief Abyei negotiator Al-Dirdiri Mohammed Ahmed told Agence France Presse (AFP) last month the government was satisfied with the arrangement because it had taken care of its main concerns about the bitterly contested region, primarily that it remain in the north.

"We think it is a sustainable solution, and that peace will prevail according to this formula," Ahmed said.

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  • 21 July 2011 08:18, by Ahmed Chol

    Kiir,

    Good tough talk.

    What do we do when they to solve any or all of the two problems with war?

    Ahmed Chol, whatever begins in anger,ends in shame

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    • 21 July 2011 08:27, by Magot

      Yes mr president,

      This is time to get tough because the CPA which they intimidate people especially the clause of self-determination has already been achieved.
      If the North want to hold people by their testicle then they must be told that we have no much to loss. We can simply siphon our oil to kenya’s mombasa port and the north will loss.

      There is time to be quiet but there are times that a leader must talk sternly to convey a special message.

      Maburuk Kiir!!!!!

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      • 21 July 2011 09:56, by Abugua

        Bravo Kiir
        there is time for being quiet and time to talk tough. you are now president of our Republic you are no longer vice to Omer but at equal with him.So talk the way he talk we are behind you.

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      • 21 July 2011 16:14, by Mr. Truthteller

        Salva Kiir talking tough on Abyei for the first time after getting out of the Khartoum Presidency’s forum without resolving the Abyei case after six years of silence and cowardice? Very funny! And I don’t buy into that cheap propaganda. We are not kids to be deceived, Sir.

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      • 22 July 2011 00:06, by AJ nyegatfuker

        ou called this tough talk? what is tough about it? What is the plan there?

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      • 22 July 2011 01:28, by Sam.Eto

        You ignorant fools - Kiir is saying this because he has lost on both battles - oil and abyei. The GOSS has already agreed on 20-30% oil sharing with the North and is soon to be finalised in negotiations - As for abyei well they already signed that it is part of the North (until a referendum is done) - i,e never. The dinka ngork have already been given citizens in the North and the Ethiopian troops are in abyei to make sure the SPLM dont come back - when kiir says Abyei will one day be part of the south he is keeping ignorant people like you wishful until he leaves office. I promise you it will be the last you hear about oil or abyei from Kiir.

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    • 21 July 2011 08:52, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      To those who think Benydit Kiir is not tough enough will see now days. lat Dr Nyagate Riek sabotage this government again and he will see what will happen.

      We also have intelligence that peter Ga tat yak has been deployed to Abyei by Arab to fight SPLA/M but still we will overcome him and he will surrendered just like non other than his peer groups of gangster e g tongany and incoming galuak gai plus polino ma tip and riek machar ta ban Deng gai and William nyuen and gai tut and many more nuer known by history of gatism and finally surrendered/

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      • 21 July 2011 10:15, by Atem Deng malek

        Please keep up the same procedures which you have come up with it, so if they don’t accept the South Sudan norms which are being stated out by the ROSS, then you have to stop the pipeline which run from South Sudan to North.

        Therefore we as a community of the Republic of South Sudan, we have put our hopes on you, in order to establish our new nation base on your community will.

        We still saying new nation oyee, SPLM oyee,SPLA oyee,freedom oyee.Justice and equality oyee.

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    • 21 July 2011 09:24, by Nhomlawda

      Talk tough so that his masters in Beijing and New Dehli can advise Al Bashir to be crazy a liitle.

      Al Bashir has to accept international standards for the use of pipeline.

      Being bitter about losing oil money is a different story all together from the use of pipelines passing your territory.

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      • 21 July 2011 10:06, by Mi diit

        i wish kiir would talk tough like that in front of bashir and not from far as usual.

        dinka dominated in spla/m. be reminded that we are now an independent country according to our vision of self determination and we will not leave any stone unturned this time. i hope you will not run to kakuma again this time when you are asked to behave well.

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    • 21 July 2011 10:55, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      To those who think Beny Salva Kiir is not tough enough will see now days.
      lat Dr Nyagate Riek sabotage this government again and he will see what will happen.

      We also have intelligence that peter Ga tat yak has been deployed to Abyei by Arab to fight SPLA/M but still we will overcome him and he will surrendered just like non other than his peer groups of gangster e g tongany and incoming galuak gai plus polino ma tip and riek machar ta ban Deng gai and William nyuen and gai tut and many more nuer known by history of gatism and finally surrendered.
      Family of nyagateen will remain bhind south sudan community of savges culture.

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    • 21 July 2011 13:32, by Anti Dinka’s

      KIRR IS LOSSING MOMENTOM

      A Coward DICTATOR WILL NEVER BRING ABYEI BACK
      THE OIL IS GONE forever

      AFTER RECIEVING BILLIONS OF DOLLAS FROM THE OIL AVANUE FAIL TO
      BUILD PIPE LINE THAT Belong s TO SOUTH

      once Dinka is always Dinka

      he just wanna come people down
      no body is stupid

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      • 21 July 2011 14:26, by paliau

        Kiir never a coward and he will never be coward, mind’s you brother during the war period kiir has never went to Arab and come back to the SPLM/A. how do you called some one who fought with an Arab since from 1983 up to 9th July 2011?

        Therefore Kiir and his Boss Dr John Garang were struggled to accomplish their mission and vision as far now you have saw it by your necked eye. please Riak Machor was the greater coward because he left the men at war ground and run to the Arab state for custody. then your riak came and bow before Dr.John and kiss his feet,thereby Riak he is like a dog who do eat it wast product because he fought against the freedom of the South people and he is now eating the product whom people die for,a ashamed on him

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      • 21 July 2011 20:17, by Ayuen deng

        You will never come to your sense you fool.even if you are freed in abroad daylight by SPLA/SPLM not Dinkas although even if.would you have to be happy and appreciate those who sacrified their life for you to be free today.Don’t be little your government because of ethinicity. Because during the war, if Dinka,Nuer,Acholi,Bari.Taposa,Dedinga Anyuak,Murle, Shuluk and many more did not sacrifies you would not have achance to be in this forum of interlectuals who are suppose to fight for the unity of Republic of South Sudan but not ethinicity differences.So if you continue with this habit then you will be hornted by those who give their lifes in the name of making you free today and i sure you that you will not live long in this country enjoying what they die for.if you continue busing and belittle their pride:THE PRESIDENT AND LEADERS OF REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN.

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      • 21 July 2011 22:21, by Sweetmouth

        @Anti Dinka,s
        you will end up with a confused mind son of nyagaat.
        bring your sense down to human you talk as if you are with God.
        show basir president kiir that you are powerful president,we are ready to get rid of nyagaat this time with Arabs.we do not want anybody kidding with our nation this time

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    • 21 July 2011 22:33, by SSLA supporter

      Many thanks to Mr. Pagan Amum for his resignation, I hope Mr. Kiir and Mr. Reik plus other thieves in the GOSS will follow immediately to safe the country from eminent collapse!!!

      Yes!! Mr. Kiir! you are really in a dilemma concerning the Oil and Abyeii!! since your very reason behind the separation of southern Sudan was to own the oil reserve in both Abyei and southern Sudan exclusively, but now, with the Abyei under the control of Sudan government, and Al Bashir threatening to tax every gallon of oil exported via his oil pipeline to the port Sudan, this really means your so-called hard won independence is realley being made too hard to come to pass!! running your mouths as if you are powerful men is really hunting you down right now and sooner it will send you to your death fortunately!!

      Oh! I was about to forget that IMF is watching closely to offer you financial loan and then drown you in debt!!! soon you will realize that being an independent country doesn’t always mean to air nonsense or inflammatory words without reservation and accountability!!! keep on airing your nonsense on that disorganized SSTV but always expect those in return!!

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      • 22 July 2011 00:00, by afroshimba

        Wonderful,ipersonally antisipate President KIIR for giving the uneaque speech no Abyei and also on the isues facing our oil transportation.South Sudan is now an idependent state. Let khartoum know that there are millions ways to kill arate. Should Bashir intemedate while he know the consiquences ahead of his poor Sudan! moreover integration and promotion of malitias will be amajor dammage to our Government in the future. MY PERCEPTION IS TO DEMOTE EVERY ILLITRETE ABSENTMINDED WHO TRY TO INTEGRATE AFTER JULY 9TH 2011.What they gona do hah ? let them go to the village and cultivate period thanks Gai Manydit de Bol.

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    • 22 July 2011 00:03, by AJ nyegatfuker

      You called this tough talk? what is tough about it? What is the plan there?

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  • 21 July 2011 08:24, by George Bol

    Abyei belong to Rss whether Khartoum need it or not. SPLM/A has been calm but when we called it a chronic issue the fire will be smell in khartoum not only in Abyei or other arab towns.

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  • 21 July 2011 08:33, by Bush

    Kiir is talking boldly today, what a surprise!
    I always keep on asking this same question but get no answer, where did the north get that money from for building the pipelines for transporting the oil? was not it the money they got from selling the resources that they stole from the South Sudan? why can’t we also ask for the 50 percent from the pipelines?

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    • 21 July 2011 15:29, by DANDHEL

      Dear Brother Bush:

      thats the same question I keep on asking myself where did they (North)got their money for building pipeline from and yet North is desert with nothing to sell to get money except the dust and who gonna buy anyway? Answer is always nobody gonna buy it but South Sudan resources played their parts to built it..

      You brother( Bush) and me have the same IQ period.

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  • 21 July 2011 08:34, by Makuei

    "On 20th and 21st May, the Sudan Armed Forces [SAF] occupied Abyei by force, it was invasion. Their intention by occupying Abyei was to make us retaliate and counter attack by fighting them in Abyei, so that we could not celebrate the 9th of July as the independence of Southern Sudan. I ignored all these and ordered the SPLA not to go because we knew what they were up to," Kiir said.

    This is the tone we have been waiting for - for years that have gone by like "rivers of Ethiopia".

    Good job comrade Kiir.

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    • 21 July 2011 10:21, by Runrach

      Well stated question Mr. Makuei. Absolutely, the pipeline was built using our oil resources and it passed through our territory.Then why are we not enforcing some tough conditions to them as well.

      To Mr. president, your speech before our men and women on uniform in Bilpham military HQ( head quarter have energised and strengthened every South Sudanese male’s testicles in an aggression of readiness to act emotionally, but please it is too early let’s us regain some weights and muscles to be able to some physical confrontation.

      Before that, your government need to focus on saving and therefore equip our defences maximally to be able to blow back Bashir troop from Abyei and other regions.

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  • 21 July 2011 08:41, by harry

    These pipelines were constructed by South Sudan’s oil revenues. South should have share on leasing fees that North Sudan charges. For example, if North is going to charge for 30% then South should request 15% back for pipelines fees, and pay North Sudan 15% as their net share for leasing.

    Harry,

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    • 21 July 2011 09:25, by LongTweng

      A lot of people don’t know President Kiir very well but I don’t blame them.
      I just salute the man for the way he stood firms for his entire life to defend and remain focus on his people and the land he love. He earn to be respected far and wide for being a peace maker. You inspired me in your own right Beny Kiir.

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    • 21 July 2011 09:44, by Edema Darius Marcello

      Dear Fellow South Sudanese,

      H.E President of the ROSS, You sound head up and truthful, and that is what we are and want, nothing to fear now, we are “set aside nation”. Whatever you said before we were not a nation should not be related to your current status and statement. Whatever you said before as a vice president of the Republic of the Sudan’s chapter was closed.

      Thanks for being very tactful and political being in the CPA and administering your people gently to the last. “We Honor you dearly” despite all the challenges a head of us.

      We can now reveal and mention openly what belong to us but Khartoum is trying to take by force.e.g Let us tell the truth all 1. Why should Khartoum talk of wealth sharing again? I wish we tell them even we can use the pipe line without charges because they use our own wealth for building it. 2. Why not both monetary and material expenses incurred for development and buying weaponry to fight South Sudanese for two decades by the North Sudan be calculated and they are charged to pay (indemnity) to the South Sudan. It is a petty for them but we will stripe them naked one after the other untill they bent low to us.

      By.

      Mr. Marcello Longa ( Ori Idriku)

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  • 21 July 2011 09:15, by Junubi Karuduaks

    Dear Kiir,
    You have been Sympathetic and Patient Arab north, now is the time that South sudan is to tell them that we are able to get back our Oil, if Bashir still insist to drill, then action will talk, the whole world is watching.
    Tell hime they have harvest enough at first now is the time for the owners to harvest their product. what next. if they need the will borrow then refund later.
    When a family people has already married and have family, when ever he need something, he can borrow with aim to refund. because he is able to managed him self.
    this applies to our north Arabs.
    Simply advise from simple people builts your toughts.

    RoSS Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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    • 21 July 2011 09:17, by Junubi Karuduaks

      Dear Kiir, You have been Sympathetic and Patient to the Arab north, now is the time that South sudan is to tell them that we are able to get back our Oil, if Bashir still insist to drill, then action will talk, the whole world is watching. Tell hime they have harvest enough at first now is the time for the owners to harvest their product. what next. if they need the will borrow then refund later. When a family people has already married and have family, when ever he need something, he can borrow with aim to refund. because he is able to managed him self. this applies to our north Arabs. Simply advise from simply people helps you built your toughts

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  • 21 July 2011 09:30, by Makuei

    If the North want us to loose oil - warn them too that they are going to loose Khartoum unless they stop thinking crazy.

    The oil apparatus were built by our wealth from the South. First - Khartoum must first include us into this existing oil infrastucture before they isolate us because we become different nation.

    We were a part - meaning they (North Sudan) owe us some portion on the property they call theirs. They must pay before we pay them too.

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  • 21 July 2011 09:33, by Adam

    Good, but we need action and tangible results. If the first cargo of our oil has been exported smoothly without reaching agreement with the GoS, the second one may be complicated or not possible. This file has to be closed as soon as possible, so we can concentrate on building the nation. We cannot leave this open-ended. The North may get mad and closes the facility unilaterally.

    As for Abyei, I think we need to fight each other. We need to talk. New set of negotiators from both sides + actual involvement of the local chiefs may reach to an agreement.

    War never solves problems. It deteriorates them. Even our independence has been gained through CPA. Remember that Mr. President.

    Adam Milawaki, Kwajok

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    • 21 July 2011 09:38, by Adam

      Correction:

      As for Abyei, I think we do not need to fight each other. We need to talk. New set of negotiators from both sides + actual involvement of the local chiefs may reach to an agreement.

      Adam Milawaki

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      • 21 July 2011 10:02, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

        Kiir talked tough after Independent. We all like his speech and his wise strategic think on Abyei during that day when the SAF invaded Abyei on 21st May 2011.

        We were almost to make counter attack and recapture Abyei just because the land is ours. We accepted the position of our president until today as we are now fully Independent.

        However, bring Abyei back to the South Sudan need serious screening of the officers. Officers both in the SPLA and Organised forces have devastated the moral of the engertic and fighting forces. They have paralysed the Defence forces and Internal forces. The worst all is the internal forces being ministered by Gier Chuang Aluong.

        If Kiir want Abyei to be fully brought back to the South let him sack Gier Chuang Aluong. Gier has mess everything and has looted more money from the Government through his frequent trips to abroad. His decisions are always negative since from day 1 until this day. Up to now, Gier doesn not respect the President. All Minister were warned not to take major decision or any major contractual obligations but Gier has ignored that. Breaking News are always happening.

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  • 21 July 2011 09:50, by Aleu

    I think this tiem around, North Sudan will not try any aggressiveness on the Abyei issue because they know very well South Sudan will fight to the end Kosti.

    Look like the SSAF/SPLA are ready to do anything possible if North Sudan SAF want to repeated the Abyei invaision.There are too many wars within Northern Sudan itself and I don’t think they will talks about Abyei issue any more.

    Mr. president Kiir, it is true the SPLA have spent two decades fighting with SAF without payroll and also without hoping for oil benefits if it take three years to built oil pipleline then, the SSSAF and the Southerners Sudanese will manage that period, but this Northern Sudan oil pipleline must be close immediately simply because they are became too arrogant thinking it will affect economic for South Sudan which is unlikely to happen and they will come back and asking ROSS and GOSS to give them any fee you woul demanding to pay them, because they will know, the less they will get from South Sudan’s oil is better than closing the whole oil pipleline which is another loser they were hoping.

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  • 21 July 2011 10:11, by Sam.Eto

    You ignorant fools - Kiir is saying this because he has lost on both battles - oil and abyei. The GOSS has already agreed on 20-30% oil sharing with the North and is soon to be finalised in negotiations - As for abyei well they already signed that it is part of the North (until a referndum is done) - i,e never. The dinka ngork have already been given citizens in the North and the Ethiopean troops are in abyei to make sure the SPLM dont come back - when kiir says Abyei will one day be part of the south he is keeping ignorant people like you wishful until he leaves office. I promise you it will be the last you hear about oil or abyei from Kiir.

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    • 21 July 2011 11:47, by factorx

      Mother fucker Sam.eto.
      You are an idiot who needs to be slaughter anytime you reveal yourself to any South Sudanese. What slave u are! A true sycophant pretending to be nationalist. Mind you dog, this term you touch the fire and u will lick ur anus bastard. Wishing you quick riddance to hell.

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      • 21 July 2011 16:31, by Sam.Eto

        Sudan on Thursday approved a law imposing fees on the south’s use of its oil infrastructure, in an effort to offset the loss of oil revenues following southern secession on July 9, Ali Mahmud, the finance minister,said."We are imposing these fees to get back what we lost from oil revenues, and we will reach the figure with the south through negotiations," Mahmud told reporters shortly after the law was passed by parliament alongside a new, post-secession budget.

        "They have no way to export their oil, except through the north," he added.

        On Wednesday, Mahmud said he expected Khartoum to receive around $2.6 billion from the oil-producing south in annual transit fees.

        But negotiations on this, and other key outstanding issues that north and south have failed to resolve such as debt and borders, have yet to resume since they were suspended at the beginning of the month.

        South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Tuesday that his government accepted the proposal of renting the north’s oil infrastructure, but he hinted that Khartoum would have to make an acceptable offer or they would pursue other export options.

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    • 21 July 2011 14:06, by Jay

      Sam.Eto, Kiir made an excellent point that SPLM/A fought for over two decades without oil/salaries!

      You don’t need to tell us what to pay you! We’ll let you know what to pay you! And you’ll either take it or leave it!

      Now we have more than enough power to do whatever we want to.
      Base on massive reserve of oil in the South, the IMF (the International Monetary Fund) can loan/finance the South billions of dollars for the next five to ten years and we can shutdown the pipeline that is going north.

      We are not going relay on the north, we know the consequences, we will build our own pipeline, storages and refineries in the South, there are so many customers waiting on the line to buy it.

      Stop your nonsense of 20 to 30% deal. Who do you think will sign that without President Kiir approval?
      When it comes to Abyei, that’s just a wishful thinking, first of all solve the problem of Darfur and Nuba Mountain.

      Second of all who would you hire this time to fight for you in the South when West, East and Center are fighting for their freedom?

      Please if you don’t have any other place to play this inanity, then don’t play it here!!!

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      • 21 July 2011 16:30, by Sam.Eto

        The nascent East African nation of South Sudan sold its first oil earlier this week, heralding its appearance on the market and prompting US Treasury Department concerns that the proceeds could find their way into the hands of corrupt leaders and/or sanctioned parties. A Treasury official who spoke on condition of anonymity said U.S. financial institutions’ anti-money laundering regimes must be capable of identifying and avoiding transactions involving corruption proceeds and/or sanctioned parties.

        "Such programs should ensure appropriate controls to manage risk, which is undoubtedly high in the case of transactions and accounts associated with export of oil from the Republic of South Sudan," the official said. "High money-laundering risks, especially in countries and regions with a history of conflict and corruption, and with the oil industry are not unusual, and U.S. financial institutions involved in that business should be familiar with controls that can mitigate these sorts of risks."

        South Sudan, which is led by former guerrilla commanders who along with their families and associates live privileged lives, is not subject to the US sanctions that have targeted Sudan since 1997. Still, oil sector activity in the south "will continue to implicate sanctions with respect to Sudan," the Treasury official said. For example, unless authorized by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, a U.S. company cannot provide services to the petroleum industry in South Sudan if related products are transported through Sudan, the official said, citing OFAC guidance issued in April.

        "Further, should a revenue-sharing arrangement between Sudan and the new state result in a situation where the government of the new state makes payments to the Government of Sudan from the sale of Southern Sudanese petroleum, U.S. persons generally could not engage in transactions involving the oil industry in the new state unless authorized by OFAC," the guidance stated.

        South Sudan, which is oil-rich but practically devoid of infrastructure, seceded from the north on July 9, the culmination of a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war. North Sudan lost 75 percent of its 500,000 barrel-a-day oil production after the south became independent, but oil is still flowing through its territory to reach buyers. South Sudan has not yet reached a deal with the north on the split of oil revenues.http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/oil-related-corruption-in-south-sudan-poses-high-laundering-risk-us-treasury-official-says

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  • 21 July 2011 11:05, by Sudan virus

    Today i will celebrate my vote of 2010 for G.Silver Kill against DR.Lame A Call! 97% V 3.3% win.

    Every living and non living things in SOUTH SUDAN are behind you and ready to push....up to the boarder with Ejebeto, this time if relation with North continues as the case was be4 independent Republic of South Sudan.

    No more talks but action!

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    • 21 July 2011 11:43, by jacob mayen ajuoi

      yes known joke this time around we r already independence Country if Khartoum still push like before we are not going to agreed on that Abyei is a southern Sudan land.during our moment we use to fought want there ’s no money but it,s the right time for those who don,t went to depend their land from jalaba hand.we are behind and ready for depending our land.

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  • 21 July 2011 11:19, by Wanibuluk Ciciliba

    Talking tough is not a sense of a matter.
    First let the President Identify and define what he want to do to develop the Nation which will then help the description of toughnes of his message when he talks.
    He can not jump to tackle issues beyond the boarder when people in WAU are dying day and night and sleeping in fear of sloughter by Dinga SPLA soldiers who robbs shops even at a broader day light at gun point, when you call Police they don’t respond to rescue the situation. So let the President show to the Nation that he is able to control security at home than wanting to alrm beyond the fench.
    I advice South to build their own piplines because Khartoum will emberase them one day after signing agreements for the exportation and it will bring another fighting sending cowards to Kakuma.
    Uganda is the nearest for this deals of the pipline than Kenya if not a special interest in Kenya unless otherwise!

    Come for our rescue in WAU, WE ARE BEING TERORIZED BY THEM

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    • 21 July 2011 15:58, by DANDHEL

      To Wau shopkeeper Wanibuluk Ciciliba:

      You sound like a shopkeeper in Wau brother hahahahaha.. where do you think SPLA soldiers will get their things from? Maybe from the shopkeepers like you Wanibuluk Ciciliba gaddamit....Otherwise sell all your shop goods and join them for freedom brother and stop complaining...

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  • 21 July 2011 11:35, by Land-of-Cush

    Dear readers

    You say all about it except "Dinka,Dog Slavery" who is always fear Dr Riek Machar and his Nuer People.

    Mayardit’ I have said this another day that if I am Kiir then I can except the suffering of south Sudanese within 3 years and build the pipline through Kenya. But the man should be trust when keeping his promise.

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    • 21 July 2011 12:14, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Nuer boy are you telling me that all those nuer leader in the Government of south sudan where not surrendering to SPLA/M or what?

      Please my brother[ land of Cush as if you or your father uncles brother fought for it to called your name like this] every nuer leader is a former surrendered to SPLA/M accepted Jamse Hoth Moi who lucked himself to John Garang Base during the nuer confusion.

      Do you think we are stupid late you rule? no we will make sure that you don’t rule in republic of south sudan. we will make other tribe rules but not nuer even Jamse Hoth will not be allowed to that top leadership please we know what we are after. If i were you. i would be a shame to talk about Republic of South Sudan affair dudd.

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      • 21 July 2011 14:11, by Lokorai

        Dear brother Dinka Dominated SPLA please please, stop your childish outbursts! What do you think you are doing dog from Dinka!

        The man you people (Dinka) hate will come up without your blessing; watch this space!

        On Kiir speech in the Army Headquarters, no one should buy him yet; the cow boy has been talking like that and never follow up his threats.

        Look in this particular case of Oil he has no plan B incase the North accepts his offer of stopping oil passing through the North.

        On Abyei he has nothing tangible to offer mediators after peace keepers from Ethiopia.

        The man is good at backbiting and nothing else. SPLM made a grave mistake to allow him to lead our people, but importantly at the this state of nation building.

        Dr. Machar and Wani would do better

        Lokorai

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        • 21 July 2011 14:46, by paliau

          please you should not appreciated coward riak machor, who left us in war zone and run to Arab state, please appreciated those who participant during struggled such as wani you named but shut up with coward riak who kissed at Dr John feet in Kenya asked for forgiveness

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      • 21 July 2011 14:36, by paliau

        truth are matters because the few who offered themselves and thanks

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      • 22 July 2011 04:15, by dingdong

        Talked tough mr. know nothing with confused government run by bunch of idiots

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  • 21 July 2011 11:51, by Abraham Majur Lam

    Bravo H.E Salva Kiir for the statement and we had already divorce with North and they should understand now. Abyei will be here forever including Blue Nileand Nubian Mountain is matter of time.
    .

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  • 21 July 2011 12:02, by Dau Mawut

    Dear H.E President Salva Kiir,

    Congratultions!
    For your acrimonious debate between your Government and the North government.

    Continue with your JOB deleting theirs delusional minds behond theirs VANITY.

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  • 21 July 2011 13:31, by Garang

    Speak your mind as you like Mr. President. We are a new nation that need to strong and catch up with the rest of the World in terms of development and prosperity.No any creature on earth planet to dectate us on how we manage our wealth or share it.we have a fertile land that could sustain us for queit a time before we utilize our oil.Go ahead Mr. President and the whole South is behind you.

    As a visitor to this websit I have come ro observe some points that need to be put under consideration by the Office of the President. Most of the strongest uttearnces by the President are eigther reported at funeral places or at Bilpham, talking to our gallant SPLA fighters.What about things that he says in his office while meeting dignatories that go to his office.You find that the activities of the Office of the Vice President Dr. Riek are most reported on this website ,thanks to the press office of the Vice President.What about the press office of the President, is there no any reporter there to report on Office activities of the office of the President? The President might have spoken his mind about many things but was not reported well as the repoter in the office of the vice President does. please, administration of the Sudan Tribune, give chance to reports from the office of the President so that we know what is going down there.

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  • 21 July 2011 14:57, by Wanibuluk Ciciliba

    Salva Kirr is a number 1 tribalistic and rumour monger staff, He’s the one who preaches agianst the top officials that is how thses todullars get state house information 2. The cleaners are Dinka, the bodyguards are Dinka, the service staff are Dinkas who does not know what is confidential or not we need a peace loving and wealth sharing stateman who has vision for this Country than DINKA robbing the town of WAU without security coming for the rescue of the Citizen. He must do something quickly of command.
    Dinka alone have no capacity to handle North so stop putting lives in danger, rather agitage for a peaciful means that involves the opinions of Junub Al Sudani.

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    • 21 July 2011 15:56, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      First of all. you are sick and you don’t know english.
      go to hell or joint Nuer Nyagateen in the bush or shut off.
      Nuer don’t have anything to say in republic of South Sudan.

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    • 21 July 2011 16:29, by Wundit

      please stop your nonsense, claiming to be (JURCOL)where will you go i wish those who are doing that in Wau should continue for the good jobs because wau is not safe from arabs during election they majority of them voted for unity so let them face it’s non of our business.

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    • 21 July 2011 16:32, by DANDHEL

      To Wanibuluk Ciciliba the Wau shopkeeper:

      What are you doing on this website brother the shopkeeper from Wau?

      Sale your goods and mind your business as you are complaining every now and then about the things the soldier took from your damn shop in Wau.. where do you think those who have no business and fought for your damn freedom gonna get his/their things from ?except from damn business people like you in Wau..

      Damn people are fighting with Arabs and you are fighting for your business.. what a funny world and what a funny wanibuluk Ccicliba the Wau shopkeeper?

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  • 21 July 2011 16:10, by Mr. Truthteller

    Abyei will never come back to South Sudan under the leadership of Salva Kiir Mayardit. Please mark my words.

    Salva Kiir has surrendered Abyei to North Sudan on our back and yet he is entertaining us like small children that "one day" Abyei will come back. When is "one day" according to Salva Kiir? "One day" may mean 50 or 100 years from now.

    On oil Dr. Lual Achuek Deng said he had the blessing of Salva Kiir on that unfortunate sale of our oil that gave 48% illegally to North Sudan as revealed by Pagan Amum.

    The blind loyalists will just play to the tune of Kiir’s entertainment without seeing his real fruits. Abyei is gone.

    Salva Kiir fears Omer Al Bashir in face to face tough talks but shouts from a far. And with his divisive policy in government, even SPLA has no morale to fight a war over Abyei.

    And let me remind you that a war over Abyei can reach the doorsteps of Kiir in Juba given the current unfortunate situation we are in.

    Keep dreaming and daydreaming but Abyei will never come back under Kiir’s leadership.

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  • 21 July 2011 16:18, by DANDHEL

    There is a question I always ask myself.

    1.Are they (North Sudan) gonna rent the passing of their pipelines through South Sudan thousands of miles on South Sudan soil to the Norht Sudan or not?

    If not why not?

    2.Why are they complaining every now and then and they don’t considered the passing of their pipelines through South Sudan soil?

    3. How about we give them 30% of their pipelines rentals and ask them back for 15% of rental on passing on South Sudan soil to North Sudan..?

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  • 21 July 2011 16:37, by Sam.Eto

    There is a No pipelines passing on South Sudan soil to North Sudan.

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  • 22 July 2011 00:37, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    Buiding plans will be much appercaited by so many people who like to keep their founders, into record of true and trust leaders, be carfull and pround, there are delicious things come to our life.
    Three years own to be constructed is very Republican points but,in communitworld, government of Southern Sudan is free to build any where as their choices.
    Our Abyei land, is land of Cush and patiences stop aggressers acts but,they thanks, we are not submissive, we are assertive, Continue SPLM ruling Party!.

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    • 22 July 2011 04:51, by DOOR

      Thank Kiir,

      A man has to be prompt to make his voice heard on issues that matters the most.
      Iam proud of you but hey, please form a strong and inclusive government.
      Reduce your dormant advisers and think big for yourself.

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