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January 20, 2012 (JUBA) – The government of the Republic of South Sudan has decided to shut down all its oil production throughout the country in response to the action by Khartoum, which confiscated the oil as it flows through North Sudan pipelines.

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A Southern Sudanese soldier (R) stands next to crude oil reservoir tanks while a foreign Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (NPOC) oil worker walks by at a field processing facility in Unity State on November 10, 2010. (Getty)

The resolution was passed today in the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by President Salva Kiir Mayardit. The Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhiew, was directed by the Council to immediately workout the technicalities of shutting down the new country’s oil operations.

South Sudan said it has already lost hundreds of millions of dollars as Khartoum took over 3 million barrels of oil that passed through the pipeline to Port Sudan. Khartoum claimed that it confiscated the oil because of unpaid fees.

However, Juba denied the claim as baseless, saying it has been paying all the fees since independence as verified by the international oil companies operating in South Sudan and therefore it was an act of aggression by the later to loot the property of an independent nation.

Officials say the process of completely shutting down all the oil wells may take a week.

The government of South Sudan has already notified the oil companies about the decision to shut down the oil operations in the country.

Meanwhile South Sudan will look for alternative routes of pipelines to other neighbouring countries and refineries unless Khartoum reaches a future agreement with South Sudan.

Oil constitutes 98% of revenues in South Sudan, but officials say it is better keep it under the ground and sell it in the future, instead allowing Khartoum to steal it from them.

It is not clear how Khartoum will react to this serious development but the move will adversely affect the economies of both countries due to their near-total dependence on oil.

The minister of information and official spokesperson of the government, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, told journalists after the cabinet meeting that the behaviour of Khartoum led to South Sudan’s shut down.

He also said the environmental impact as a result of the shutdown would be taken care of by South Sudan’s ministry of petroleum in the South.

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  • 20 January 2012 12:56, by Chanson

    21 YEARS AT WAR WITHOUT OIL FEES AND WE DID IT SMARTLY.BRAVO JUBA GOVERNMENT,THAT IS EXACTLY GOOD MOVE.LET THEM SUCK THAT SHIT!!!!

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    • 20 January 2012 13:11, by Robot

      This is the real answer to the hooligans, open your dirty mouth again (Khartoum) saying you are going to be producing heavy weapons, were on earth apart from south sudan were you have been stealing its oil can you get money to do that?. bravo South Sudan!! lets wait and see, my advice, don’t accept any persuasive approach from them again. lets do it our own way, am filled with happiness as i write

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    • 20 January 2012 13:13, by dengtaath

      Bravo on Juba, this is all the Juba can do at the moment, culture of thieves in Khartoum will never produce peace in this greate country, they actlike mad and they are. It is all shut down, loot nothing and suck your thumbs.

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      • 20 January 2012 20:20, by akid malual

        Absolutely, its so great brother in South of closing up your revenue instead of losing to thief Regime Government in Khartoum. i remember in speech of later John Garang, the thing in Khartoum there’s no Government.

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      • 20 January 2012 23:02, by Jugo Bell

        Well done our leaders of Republic of South Sudan. Especially to our president Kirr and his cabinet, this is the moment that we people of SS are been waiting for the shutting down of oil production entirely. This govt of Omer el Bashir have been stealing our oil before the CPA and after. The 50% even was not divided equally they robber us on that. Now we are a Country we will listen to Khartoum to

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        • 20 January 2012 23:04, by Jugo Bell

          to instruct us. Let them suck their urine ass. This is a smart moved to keep our oil under ground while we look for a way to construct a pipeline that run through east Africa. Japan last time offer to construct for a pipeline within a year, so I think it’s better to have our own pipeline.

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    • 20 January 2012 13:47, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Death to Khartoum gangsters.

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      • 20 January 2012 22:05, by Lang

        hahaha look at all the angry north Sudanese they pretend like they don’t care about the oil being shut down, last week they’re saying "shut down the pipeline!" now they’re upset. Greedy people.

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    • 20 January 2012 13:47, by Lokorong

      Bravo South Sudan for wise decision! we are not hungry now, we have many sort of foods to survive with than this bloody oil!

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      • 20 January 2012 13:59, by Mi diit

        Bravo South Sudan for the wise decision. Shut the oil down immediately before Khartoum pumps more barrels desperately. Get loans to take care of salaries, etc. Let Khartoumers suck their fingers.

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        • 21 January 2012 05:46, by Stephen kuach

          That’s a very wise idea Mr.Stephen Dhieu by shutting down those pipelines completely,now we shall anticipate the outcome of what Khartoum regime will plan to do next,but eventually we have win their aggressiveness toward us,though it’s going to be a devastating economy disaster for both south and the north,but that’s the only solution south can put to end the oil from being stolen

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    • 20 January 2012 13:57, by Anti Dinka’s

      This Is for the very first time they did something good

      shut it down forever

      you will see those thieves will die in slow motion
      the only thing that kept Khartoum going is our Oil

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    • 20 January 2012 14:16, by SSLA/M Supporter

      This decision is stupid! SPLA/M mafias are digging their own graves with their foolhardiness! I hope the person who made this ridicules decision to shut down the oil production nationwide was not drunk at the time of that unwise decision! This risky move by SPLA/M mafia will inevitably have huge implications on the economics of South Sudan that is fully reliant on the oil revenues! It will also...

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      • 20 January 2012 14:19, by SSLA/M Supporter

        directly victimize our poor and underprivileged citizens of RoSS! I wonder what will be the source of income for SPLA/M mafia this time or maybe the mafia has been promised some loan by IMF or American bank otherwise this risky decision is amount to suicide by the mafia! South Sudanese need to be educated to stand up for their human rights that have been violated by SPLA/M thugs during the

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        • 20 January 2012 14:23, by SSLA/M Supporter

          civil war to date! Southerners have to challenge this regime, of course with huge sacrifices but it’s worthwhile because no gain without pain! Without bloodshed in South Sudan things won’t just change spontaneously! We must change the rigime of SPLA/M mafia for peace, properity and development to occur in RoSS! God bless South Sudan and south Sudanese!

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          • 20 January 2012 14:37, by SSLA/M Supporter

            My message to those of you who are dancing and rejoicing this mad decision by the naive regime of SPLA/M is that please stop being narrow-minded and puppets of SPLA/M and try to see things with your own God given eyes! Otherwise you are indirectly contributing to the destruction of SPLA/M! Anyone who really cares about RoSS and its resilient citizens can never condone this suicidal decision!

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            • 20 January 2012 15:04, by Logic

              Its about time that GoSS confronted the mafia gang of Khartoum.

              a) This will be temporary as it will pressure Khartoum to play fair
              b) GoSS will return to the negotiation table stronger
              c) Khartoum will feel the heat from China for jeopardizing their investment
              d) NCP will witness massive economical pressures
              e) 150,000 bpd won’t suffice for operation of oil facilities

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              • 20 January 2012 15:23, by SSLA/M Supporter

                Logic

                If not because this mad decision by SPLA/M mafia will only affect our citizens of RoSS more than mafia itself, I would also encourage Khartoum to delay the resumption of oil export through its territories for time being to allow SPLA/M mafia to taste the bitterness of life with oil export so that the mafia behave itself and will not quickly jump to unwise decision like this next time!

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                • 20 January 2012 15:34, by SSLA/M Supporter

                  I meant life without oil export! Khartoum will suffer but not in the same way as south Sudanese because north Sudan doesn’t fully rely on South Sudan oil export fees! but South Sudan has no other alternative sources of income other than oil renenue and don’t forget that there is oil in north too, so they can use that for fuel but where south Sudan will get fuel from? this decision is suicidal!

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                  • 20 January 2012 16:41, by Gatkuoth

                    SSLA/M supporter
                    You need to consistent and logical in your argeument. Your known in this site for your tought stand against the Governement of the Republic of South Sudan that they misued oil money to develop the country. Why irritating today, since the oil money is being used for development, I think it good to shut it down than it being stolen by Khartoum to commit atrocities in South Kordofan

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            • 20 January 2012 15:11, by Logic

              Bashir will do what he usually does and behave like retarded fool. GoSS should have a plan B to lessen the burden on ordinary citizens.

              This development will bring so many problems that Bashir would have to get his head out of his own ass. The NCP only respond to pressure, all those bloodsuckers working for and supporting this gang will soon be jobless.

              The SRF are marching strong.

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        • 20 January 2012 14:28, by Mi diit

          SSLA/M Supporter,

          The oil was being looted by khartoum without any penny going to South Sudan. So what is the difference. it is better to keep it underground for sometime. We get some loans. let you khartoumers cry. No more oil from South thieves.

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          • 20 January 2012 15:03, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Mi diit!

            For how going will you allow SPLA/M mafia to feed you with its rubbish that always use Khartoum as an excuse or scapegoat to musk or deflect public attention away from its own crimes and corruption at home! Do you think SPLA/M mafia can make this mad and suicidal decision to shut the oil production countrywide if not because their pockets are full of their looted public money?

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            • 20 January 2012 15:07, by SSLA/M Supporter

              Mi Diit!

              For how long going will you allow SPLA/M mafia to feed you with its rubbish that always use Khartoum as an excuse or scapegoat to musk or deflect public attention away from its own crimes and corruption at home! Do you think SPLA/M mafia can make this mad and suicidal decision to shut the oil production countrywide if not because their pockets are full of their looted public money?

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            • 21 January 2012 01:01, by mosa mel

              SSLA will collapse very soon since there is no money oil, the Khartoum will expel them out from Sudan.

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        • 21 January 2012 04:34, by SeekingTruth

          @SSLA/MONEY SUPPORTER, LMAO TO YOU BRO! IT’S A DECISION TAKEN ALREADY, TAKE A KNIFE AND STAB YOURSELF TO DEATH AS U HATE IT THAT BAD! AND HOPE THOSE OF MOHAMMED ALI, SAM ETO, MASTER ETC MUST BE IN TEARS NOW AS THEY HAVE BEEN UNDERESTIMATING THIS DECISION FOR SO LONG. YES, JUBA HAS THE BALLS AND THE GUTS AND THERE IT IS, ANNOUNCED; "OIL PRODUCTION SHUTDOWN COUNTRY-WIDE!"

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      • 20 January 2012 16:57, by Lang

        Greedy fucker! Stop your blabbering and crying you are just mad because you cannot steal from South Sudan anymore.
        South Sudan will be fine without oil you idiot, we have absolutely no debt and we can borrow from the international community to survive for years. We are not a pariah state like Sudan and so isolated from most of the world that we cant survive.

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        • 20 January 2012 20:00, by Lang

          Good Job for GOSS to shut down the pipeline but now they need to get those oil companies who diverted our oil and charge them if Sudan is not giving our oil back.
          It is the fault of the oil companies who listened to the terrorist government to divert the oil and they should compensate South Sudan for helping the terrorist infested government.

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        • 21 January 2012 01:26, by SSLA/M Supporter

          Lang

          Comment like a wise and mature person or therwise shut your motherfucker stingy mouth up before I fuck it for you idiot son of whore!

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      • 21 January 2012 00:55, by mosa mel

        SSLA Supporter
        I think now from you are from North Sudan. If not, you suppose to support shutdown oil since it only benefit North Sudan people only and nothing benefit your people in South Sudan. Your opposing shut down indicate that SSLA is not about South people get help but try to help North Sudan people. And that All.

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    • 20 January 2012 15:10, by Frak Cho

      Bravo Juba!! this is great. The Arabs North Sudan know thing about smart relationship and they care less about Southern Sudanese.

      But our New Country need to put more effort in Agriculture products.

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    • 20 January 2012 18:21, by Marolditapei

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. WE DID NOT MEAN TO TALK BAD AGAINST OUR GREATER LEADER SALVA KIIR BUT WE JUST WANTED HIM TO TAKE THE DECISION HE HAS JUST MADE. THERE ARE COMPANIES THAT ARE READY TO BUILDING A PIPELINE LINKING TO MOMBASA WITHIN 4 MONTHS. LET’S JUST BE PATIENCE AND LIVE LIKE WE ARE IN THE BUSH FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS WHILE WEALTHS ARE ACCUM

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    • 20 January 2012 18:32, by Cobra Bior

      Well done Juba, leave the devile with his pipline period. we did it ones with out salaries no problem we will suck it up for a year or two. let the bedsheet heads knows that we are through no more share of any thing period. parasites motherfuckers.

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    • 20 January 2012 20:18, by Simon Peter Wal

      This is the most dangerous and brave decision ever taken by the cabinet of our newly independent nation..we know oil constitute over 98% of our national budget but it is pretty better to be kept underground rather to be looted by Khartuom.

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    • 20 January 2012 20:49, by jong jong dog

      Chanson,although iam for the stopage of oil production briefly,but i don;t agree with what every one is saying we were in war for 21 yrs without oil money.During that war we were either refgees or displaced or sranded in south major towns.we were fed by international agencies and govt. of Sudan.Now we are country and oil must be part of our economy. No one feeds an independent nation freely.

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    • 21 January 2012 14:07, by goyuom

      thanks Goss for shutting down the oil made to be ours but being stolen by Bashir Goverment for many years. better remain oil less rather than looting it by them . no thank Stupid Bashir

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  • 20 January 2012 13:04, by Bol Joseph Agau

    Thank you Government of South Sudan. Sometimes a drastic decision serves the purpose. What oil brings so much into this devastated South Sudan is more death than more birth.
    Let the mass get more education so that they know their rights and then we can produce oil. Not all that got little education got it from the oil money. further more, Oil market will not close tomorrow, it will take time.

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  • 20 January 2012 13:05, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    It is very good News let it be so,otherwise Khartoum will be the master of this oil,please shut it very properly and confirm no more flow of crude oil to Port Sudan.
    But do not forget in starting of the new pipeline to Nairobi or Ehiopia and Goubuti.

    OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 20 January 2012 13:07, by Jim Athiandit Maluhal Athian

    Wonderful! These decisions are what we the citizens of this Country expected out of the leadership of South Sudan. Alway go for them. Our next pipeline will run across S. Sudan to Lamu and Mombasa & the contactors will not be Chinese this round.

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  • 20 January 2012 13:10, by ebony

    "Juba denied the claim as baseless, saying it has been paying all the fees since independence" ...if that is true what are you negotiating in Adis?

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    • 20 January 2012 13:17, by Robot

      Ebony,
      good question, what are you negotiating in Addis?, but the answer to it was just round the table, South Sudanese were sympathizing Arabs since they were left with nothing but since they thought it the opposite let them experience the wrath, in fact what they were doing is to gain momentum of their staggering economy at the verge of collapsing, it is now going to fall with a big thud!!!!.

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      • 20 January 2012 14:44, by Mi diit

        Ebony,

        What they are negotiating in Addis is only the transit fee and not about the other multiple fees Khartoum is claiming to have not been paid. Bashir’s men are conmen and survive on robbery. Good that it is shut down so that they rob nothing.

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      • 20 January 2012 15:02, by Longa

        Congratulation! This is the wisest decision taken by Juba administration. Khartoum will not give way to their demand of 36 dollars per barrel. It is better to shut production. This decision iseven good so that other non-oil sectors will be put as a priority. Let people go to farm.

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      • 20 January 2012 15:39, by Morthon Akol

        comrade SSLA/M YES YOU HAVE RIGHT TO CRY BECAUSE YOU ARE A SLAVE OF KHARTOUM. BY THE WAY SOUTH SUDAN’S WILL SERVIVE FOR THIS PERIOD OF TWO YEARS TO BUILD A NEW PIPLINE SOUTH SUDAN BEEN IN WAR FOR MORE THAN 21 YEARS WITHOUT OIL MONEY WHAT WE EAT FOR THE LAST 21 YEAR WE WILL GO BACK FOR. IF YOU SEE THAT DECISION IS UNWISE THAN YOU CAN FIND YOUR OWN WAY IF IT’S FOR SOUTH SUDANESE THEY ARE ALREADY DON

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      • 20 January 2012 15:59, by Morthon Akol

        HAHAHAH COMRADE SOBAT, ARE YOU READY FOR AK47 YET? I DON’T THING JALABA WILL GO TO WAR WITH SOUTH SUDAN ANY DIRECTLY THEY WILL YOU SOUTHERNESE LIKE THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVE SSPLAM.SO JUST RELAXY EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.

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  • 20 January 2012 13:32, by Sobat

    Can somebody give me my AK 47 and let kick el Bashir ass.

    This is the bold decision my beloved country - South Sudan ever taken since the independent. death to Khartoum, death to Arab. Now let SPLM - North begin to kick their ass in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan.

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    • 20 January 2012 14:26, by Wudutman

      Sobat.

      Iam now ready with AK 47 monitoring my territory boarder any revenge we will show them our capacity as independence state. We have surrounded our oil from north to south and from east to west, now poor have come to north Sudan people, No 1 Omer al bashir

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  • 20 January 2012 13:41, by Mila Eluzai

    The decision by Governt of South Sudan is brilliant.Let the Arabs not think South Sudanese are still in their bondage.The economy for South Sudan belongs to South Sudanese,unlike in the past when they play around with our resources.We need hospitals,educatn,tarmac roads and descent housing through Govt progrms out of oil.Bravo Kiir,though there is still lot of tribalism in your nation,all will go.

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  • 20 January 2012 13:46, by kolongnyantuet

    Splendid Work! this is what we citizens were waiting for. khartoum will be leaking their filthy hands. shame on you theives!we are going to preserve it for sometimes to look for other alternative of exporting it. Bravo the GoSS of the RSS.

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  • 20 January 2012 14:03, by Corrector

    Fantastic!.. breech of contract with the Chinese, they will start fining s.sudan plus interest while also alienating and discouraging foreign investment! nothing like a government that doesn’t respect its own obligations! brilliant talent from GOSS on how to fuck up a nation.. and boy are they talented!

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    • 20 January 2012 14:31, by Epuol

      There is nothing then giving thank to our leaders who deciding to close down our running through sudan criminal pipelines,Imagins our comments today are one because we have been tiring of this pipelines and Khartoum had been cheating us for unknown period now.Let them go to hell.

      It is now one step foreward.
      Bravooooooooooooooooooooo.
      S.Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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      • 20 January 2012 14:34, by Epuol

        Sorry I mean our running oil through Sudan,s criminal pipelines.

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        • 20 January 2012 16:11, by Morthon Akol

          MANY YOUNG SOUTH SUDANESE HAVE NOTHING TO DO INCLUDING ME WE ARE READY WE ARE JUST WAITING FOR OWR GOVERNMENT TO TELL AS LET US GO TO THE FIELD IF ALL YOUNG PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN PUT THEIR HAND TO GETHHER IN LAST THAN SIX MONTH THE PIPLINE LILL RICH MAMBASA IN KENYA OR MATATE IN CONGO. COMRADE PRESIDENT WE ARE READY FOR YOUR OURDERS.GOD BLESS YOU AND HOLD GOVERNMENT OF RSS.

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          • 21 January 2012 01:59, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Marthon

            you south Sudanese are innocent like cattle you are breeding! You deserve to suffer! I never ever see backwards and puppets like you South Sudanese people! What make you trust the SPLA/M looters and drunkards like Pagan Amum etc? SPLA/M mafia is very lucky to rule cattle like you! good luck with your stupidity! suffer as much as you because you dig your own graves with your backwardness

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    • 20 January 2012 14:34, by Legacy Elites

      Too late. The jalaba thieves had already stolen millions. They start refinery inside RSS. Then the products be sold at a better price

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    • 20 January 2012 14:34, by Mi diit

      Corrector,

      No responsible government in the whole world can allow another country to loot its resources through foreign companies like Chinese. The companies are all thieves with khartoum until proven innoncent later. They violated contracts by allowing khartoum to loot the oil. Take them to court instead.

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      • 20 January 2012 18:24, by Marolditapei

        BRAVO AND SALVA OYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! SOUTH SUDAN OYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!DINKA AND NUER OYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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    • 20 January 2012 22:43, by P.K.M

      Corrector, the Chinese are not that highly irrational as you’re, they know who signed the contract with them. So, if you can’t pay them back, your country will default!

      The owners of the property you were milking came up and took their property; you should have known better in the first place not to sign a contract of something that’s not yours.

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  • 20 January 2012 14:34, by Lokorai

    Good move by our leaders; we are tired of Khartoum bullying! The next thing is to flush them out from Abyei, and recovered all stolen territories.

    Now what does that tell the cow boy when he always sing he ’will not take the South to war’; ’good captain’ shut up!

    Lokorai

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  • 20 January 2012 14:49, by Thondet Manyang

    Oh my God!
    That is real development. I thought Khartoum was independence which is not the case now. It is our natural resource we can preserve it. Let them go and still in Saudi Arabia or eat dast. Our leaders watch out!!! we are relief now.

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  • 20 January 2012 14:54, by Sudan virus

    Full stop!

    Let come what may.

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  • 20 January 2012 15:10, by AAMA

    Fair enough, bravo, now finish the negotiations positively or start building a new line (we are feed up of this NCP/SPLM fight).

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  • 20 January 2012 15:18, by pabaak

    that is, led see who will be affected the most,I know they will change their mind when they fell the heat but our government can not be fool any more, we have to remember every time the notion that " they are too deform to reform", any next round of talk should solve all outstanding issues, otherwise there no negotiation anymore.

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  • 20 January 2012 15:28, by James Maker Akok

    LOL, that is very good action for South Sudan Government to shutdown oil production, North Sudan Government need to learn. I wishe South Sudan Government to connect oil pipeline to Kenya for North Sudan to cheat South Sudan again.

    Thank you South Sudan Government for action!

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  • 20 January 2012 15:30, by James Maker Akok

    to not cheat South Sudan Government again

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  • 20 January 2012 15:49, by Jague

    Why do we still producing oil while we are not getting a cent in return?? It’s good for GoSS to stop the oil production country wide till we reach an acceptable solutions, it’s hard for the oil companies to deal with such thing for we had a waxy oil which get jelled if the temperature reduces, but how can we know the consequences unless we stop the oil,beside the shareholders must push in this too

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  • 20 January 2012 16:00, by Jague

    Now it’s a good time to review the Japanese, South Korea, Israel’s proposals to build a pipeline
    And also to take a major step to build refineries in Oil blocks,, well done Mr. President.

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  • 20 January 2012 16:10, by Kim Deng

    GSS leaders,

    What were you waiting for or what took you so long to take that wonderful decision? Better to keep that way than being looted by the arabized Nubian gov’t. I’m worry about Mr. coward cowboy who will reverse his decision in no time.

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  • 20 January 2012 16:16, by Jague

    Mr. President we stop the oil production but we need to push hard not to let them steal the remaining oil in storage tanks in Port Sudan and the pipelines for it’s a huge amount of oil, we need to increase efforts to let them come to negotiation table in our terms & conditions.

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  • 20 January 2012 16:27, by Mi diit

    Also the cabinet should make sure that the resolution is fully implemented by the minister. No back door secret deals with Khartoum any more please. Make sure it is fully shut down and confirm it. Standing by the decision is important, or else Khartoum will laugh at you.

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    • 20 January 2012 17:13, by Pure Nationalist

      It is the right decision, the worst thing is b/c u played with our share that you could have used for alternative route, you know that enemy of the people of South Sudan can’t be happy when we are getting rich, that was one of the causes of war b/c they don’t want to develop South since 1956

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  • 20 January 2012 17:20, by Northern Sudanese

    bravo juba now we don’t need to hear the word stealing anymore full stop. with this great decision you have made me excited.no matter what happens to the north let us die don’t care about us. with this great decision you lost 90% of your budget but after all , your free from oil negotiations. Bravo again to mr.kiir.

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  • 20 January 2012 18:04, by Padiet Deng Alony

    That is great decision instead of crying always that the oil is stolen by gang group in khartoum.
    close it down permanentlty and forever seek an other means of transporting our crude oil.

    Iam very very happy today that our leaders are able to have their decision, quit north pipeline forever never return even though they except whatever again.
    Is good for a man to have a decision.

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  • 20 January 2012 18:20, by Tambura

    Now the government have to behave like there was no even oil on our soil. we will survive without oil for many years.

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    • 20 January 2012 18:32, by Nuer

      No one can know the potential of South Sudan if not this major decision you have just made, with courage, the decision is made, with courage, the challenge is faces to achieve great success in the end, We must have VISION TO SEE our potential, And FAITH TO BELIEVE that we can take foremost decisions, let’s have courage to act with conviction, to become what God meant us to be!

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  • 20 January 2012 18:28, by Nuer

    No one can know the potential of South Sudan if not this major decision you have just made, with courage, the decision is made, with courage, the challenge is faces to achieve great success in the end, We must have VISION TO SEE our potential, And FAITH TO BELIEVE that we can take foremost decisions, let’s have courage to act with conviction, to become what God meant us to be!

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  • 20 January 2012 18:36, by Nuer

    I salute my Government on this decision you have taken to shuts down the oil, let Khartoum thieves suck their blood instead of our oil. Congratulations! You’ve earned somebody’s respect and admiration. I admire the leadership of South Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • 20 January 2012 19:01, by BM Bol

    This is a great development & Juba should stay the course unless Khartoum is willing to negotiate in good faith and let South Sudan pay the fees that are based on international standard. Juba can borrow money from the World Bank and China to keep the government functioning while finding other ways to sell its oil.

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  • 20 January 2012 19:22, by BM Bol

    Jalaby,
    In reality Khartoum has a lot loose because they have an army to feed and downgrading economy to contain to maintain the possible countrywide civil unrest that could potentially result in Bashir being overthrowed. The decision Juba made was not just an overnight decision, it was in making for some time.

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    • 20 January 2012 20:09, by Northern Sudanese

      BM Bol please forget about the north. please i beg you. btw do you really think that we are gonna die? even if our economy is weak, at least it is still alive. your economy is dead for 3 years. 98% of your budget GONE!

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  • 20 January 2012 20:13, by Northern Sudanese

    to ALL south sudanese who are commenting here.please you are probably living in the west or in south sudan but in rich families or part of GOSS. when you say we survive, its you who will because at least you find food. but your brothers who don’t have a computer or never seen 1 will be in a terrible situation. please forget about us.our economy might be weak but still alive. your economy lost 98%

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    • 20 January 2012 21:45, by Chol A.

      Sorry think of 21 years without economy and we are still alive today.
      Some people do not even now get oil percentages and we still surviving.Northern brothers we are not going to beg you,let u die, it another way of your weapon, why you telling us that your jet it going to bomb us?.

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    • 20 January 2012 21:52, by Elijah B. Elkan

      Mr. N. S, So, why do you care about south Sudan welfare. You people raped south Sudan for it’s resource for almost 60 years. Oil or no Oil southerns will survive, an like north S. who will die a very slow death. North Sudan will brake up into 3 countries. The trip to Libya, and Arab league conference was a backup for thuggish government of Bashir. As for the inbreed in the desert, god help them.

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    • 20 January 2012 21:59, by Lang

      Why are you so upset with South Sudanese immigrants who most were forced to leave Sudan because of your terrorist government.
      Are you jealous of them or something?? You’re stuck in the north and have no money to get out thats why your mad at those who were granted refugee status or what? lol
      Go to Blue nile if you’re so jealous & walk to Ethiopia see how nice it is to have to be forced out retar

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    • 21 January 2012 02:33, by SSLA/M Supporter

      Mr Northern Sudanese!
      Those who are commenting that way are the one whose relatives are looting the country and North Sudanese that are fighting the government of Sudan! Please don’t mind them and accept my apology on their behave if they offended you in anyway! They are SPLA/M drunkards who lost respect ages ago! South Sudanese are like people of North they are known for their respect for people!

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      • 21 January 2012 02:59, by SSLA/M Supporter

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      • 21 January 2012 03:01, by SSLA/M Supporter

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        • 21 January 2012 04:52, by Marolditapei

          SSLA/M SUPPORTER,
          YOU ARE THE ONLY MOST STUPID AND RUBBISH IT. THAT IS IT. WHAT IS THE WHAT IS MEANT BY FUCKEN SSLA/M. STUPID AND THE MOST IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. FUCK OFF AND DON’T DARE NO SHIT MOTHERFUCKER AND STUPID OR ABSOLUTE IDIOT. DON’T YOU PLAY AROUND IN ITANG REFUGEE CAMP O MORON AND STUPID. ARE STUPID MORE THAN 18,000000000000000000

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          • 21 January 2012 14:39, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Marolditapei

            Fuck you, motherfucker son of whore, don’t talk shits to me right! fool, who are you to talk to me like that, a trash or dirt maybe or you are just a shit full stop! comment with respect before I fuck your stingy mouth for you! hahahaha what is called oral sex motherfucker so of prostitute! SSLA/M yes like it or hate it who cares about your anus!

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            • 22 January 2012 05:04, by Lang

              Nasty fucker, why do you think about anus and oral sex when you want to insult someone nasty person.

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  • 20 January 2012 22:00, by Bauer

    Mr. Northern Sudanese, you are indeed very stupid. You are forgetting that we have a tropical climate in the south and people have been putting efforts in agriculture. Recently is it Lake state or Western Equatoria announced it is increasing food production seriously. North Sudan is mostly a desert and you people depend entirely on our oil.

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  • 20 January 2012 22:04, by Bauer

    South Sudan government really was being democratic with them and they thought they were smart, looting our oil in the background. Thank you H.E Salva Kiir, we can stay without the oil for sometime. Let the Chinese PCP gov’t now squeeze their balls after constructing the pipelines. I am glad to hear you will stop it but even one week is very long make it only 3 days. SPLM Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • 20 January 2012 22:13, by Northern Sudanese

    to all south sudanese.AGAIN. if sudan was only desert then we would be already dead right? if sudan won’t survive without oil how did it survive before the 90’s? south kordofan can feed the whole country. saudi arabia is almost 100% desert so how did it survive?before oil was discovered?. if south sudan has so much food why does it have food crisis and not us? is it bashir again? and finally about

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  • 20 January 2012 22:16, by Daniel Buolmawei

    This is the most celebrated decision South Sudan’s government has ever made. Now, let’s turn to insecurity, bridge our differences and urge our people to exploit agriculture. We are rich nation everwhere. Our soil is also rich and we have to farm for these years until our pipelines are built either through our cousins Ethiopia or through Kenya and Uganda. Woes to Khartoum for being irresponsible—

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  • 20 January 2012 22:20, by Northern Sudanese

    those southerners in the north who are forced back. you can’t vote for independence and still want to be part of the nation. Anyhow congratulations for the south with it’s decision. hopefully you will simply sort out all your problems with your new brothers in uganda and kenya. no more oil negotiations, no more oil wars hopefully. the south is free with it’s decisions. but never ever care about us

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  • 20 January 2012 23:11, by Daniel Buolmawei

    "Oil constitutes 98% of revenues in South Sudan, but officials say it is better keep it under the ground and sell it in the future, instead allowing Khartoum to steal it from them."

    Sudan Tribune, please stop exaggerating it. There were no 98% oil revenues during the past 21 years of civil war, but SPLM/A and South Sudanese did survive. We don’t care as long as these pipelines are all shutdown-

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  • 20 January 2012 23:24, by E. Defense Forces

    Thumps up!

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  • 21 January 2012 02:24, by Twin cities

    This move by RSS might look mighty great for some but let me re assure you folks of some issues of concern.
    - RSS depends entirley if not 100% on oil revenues
    - What is the GDP ratio of RSS
    - What’s the national balance of deficit of RSS
    - Can RSS carry all economical obligations for the entire country for a year
    - What are the repricautions of this decision to the citizens of RSS

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    • 21 January 2012 05:09, by SeekingTruth

      TWIN CITIES OR WHATEVER, GO TO HELL WITH UR EMPTY RHETORICS! DO U THINK THOSE OFFICIALS WHO MADE THIS DECISION WERE NOT AWARE OF UR SHALLOW CONCERNS AS U PUT IT? IT’S WHAT IT IS AND WE THE AVERAGE SOUTHERNERS ARE VERY VERY HAPPY WITH THIS DECISION. THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE IT SHOULD HANG THEMSELVES, IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

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      • 21 January 2012 05:55, by equtoria helped

        arbas arabs arabas we equtorians fought in the war to my uncle lost his life what makes you think we can fall down to you now? never we will get natural resources for equtoria lakes state all across south sudan is a beautiful land we will develop we will develop all the way through jogeli state to unity state not a rock will be untuirned till this moment i swear we will develop

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      • 21 January 2012 20:37, by Twin cities

        Seeking truth, as you mentioned you are among the average citizens fair and square.Have you given yourself a thought what will the elites of the country think of this decison? Let me bring you to speed. For an average narrow minded like you, you take everything personal but to an individual who has the power to analysis issues in a wider perspective can sit down and give it a second thought.

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    • 21 January 2012 06:19, by jong jong dog

      I agree with you Mr. twin, this is hastily and an accounted for decision.this decision like a sword with two sharp edges it cuts both side ( it will affect the north as well as the South)

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  • 21 January 2012 03:47, by James Maker Akok

    North Sudan is going to turn South Sudan onto fire later even they going to agree for fee. Is better now for South Sudan Government to build Oil pipeline to Kenya before somethings bad happened.

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  • 21 January 2012 05:58, by equtoria helped

    i swear those dinka will never bring us down they call us ugandans we will call them sub-human apes who lived in the jungle if you dare bring your nonesense to wester equtoria we will kill you all we will kill you all now listen stop with the tribalism the president said it himself places like yei are developing because of peasce do you want to keep living in poverty and struggle everyday?

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  • 21 January 2012 06:00, by equtoria helped

    i tell you who in the right mind would want to live a life of terror you dinka and nuer act so ignorant to our people yet you seem to forget even teh arabs know it that we the equtorians tought you how to wear clothes i rememeber when dinka didn’t even wear any clothes just stay naked plus atleat we knwo how to farm insted of washing our skin with animal ashes

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  • 21 January 2012 06:03, by equtoria helped

    for i tell you when you say those words that only dinka and nuer contribute dthen the arrabs win i tell you the arabs win I understand that it is hard to presude someone to get your point of view but you must understand that all the tribes cntributed bari is the 3rd biggest ethnic group in south sudan

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  • 21 January 2012 06:06, by equtoria helped

    i finish with one final statment what do yuo think south sudan would be like without equtoria which holds most of teh natural resources all you would have is oil which is now being stopped you would have nothing equtopria is the gateway for southsuda to the rest of africa. tell me wy do all the educated dinka leave there states and come to equtoria? becaus ethey know there own people won’t

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    • 21 January 2012 06:16, by Mi diit

      please ignore this so-called ’equtoria helped’. he is a jalaba from khartoum trying to confuse our united voice on the decision to shut down the oil operations. he is hurt by the decision and surprised by our united voice in support of the decision.

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  • 21 January 2012 06:08, by Mi diit

    NORTH SUDAN HAS STARTED TO CRY...

    The ministry of Foreign Affairs in Khartoum has just released a statement crying over the decision by South Sudan to shut down its oil operations indefinitely until another route to East Africa is found. Khartoum reacted by saying that the decision is a disaster for their economy as well. South Sudan with its clean records will borrow money from the World Bank

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    • 21 January 2012 06:14, by equtoria helped

      why borrow money form the world bank when there is natural recouses laying around only a fool would come up with that as the only possible conslusion listen very carefully WE HAVE MINERALS WE CAN RAISE FOOD PRODUCTION THE BEST COUNTRY TO WORK WITH IN ARGU. IS INDIA WE CAN GET LOT’S OF MONEY OUT OF ARGUCULTURE. now does that make more sense then getting ourselfes in debt that we don’t need?

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      • 21 January 2012 06:21, by Mi diit

        jalaba in khartoum (equtoria helped),

        I know with your poor and criminal records no body will allow you to borrow money even Arab countries see you as stupid parasites.

        For South Sudan they will keep their oil reserved under the ground, utilize some non-oil resources and borrow money from friendly countries to take care of immediate expenses such as salaries until oil operations resume.

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        • 21 January 2012 06:27, by equtoria helped

          mii diit you sub human fool you can’t even understand the concept of basic knowledge we have recources other than oil we need yo diverse our economy to AVOID DEBT something the north did not lear don’t make teh same mistake as north sudan

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  • 21 January 2012 06:08, by equtoria helped

    becaus ethey now that there own people the dinka will never understand reason put down the guns and work hard to develop stop with cattle raidings and worl hard to develop no wonder know investor in the roght mind would invest in that cow site state jongeli you must ubderstand that it’s not the dinka that developed juba but the investors. they see great potential in equtoria equtoria oyeeeeeeeeeee

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  • 21 January 2012 06:11, by equtoria helped

    please excuse my typos i just was typing with anger cause of all these ignorant tribalist dinka’s and nuers

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    • 21 January 2012 06:26, by Mi diit

      America wants to assist South Kordufan and Nuba Mountains. Darfur ready to kick Khartoum. East Sudan about to explode. Hyenas like Al Mahdi and Turabi ready in Khartoum to take over. No oil money and soon there will be demonistrations in Khartoum. Bad time for Bashir and his group like so-called equtoria helped. Take care in Khartoum as storm is coming.

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      • 21 January 2012 06:28, by equtoria helped

        we don’t need to be sod ependent on forign aid we can DO THINGS OURSELFES we have NATURAL RESOUCEES and minerals including gold in centeral equtoria now tell me why can’t yuo understand this concept?

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      • 21 January 2012 06:31, by equtoria helped

        we in south sudan can develop our county with natural resouces that are RENEWABLE oil is not RENEWABLE even salva kirr knows it we can develop our country with RENEWABLE RECOURCES WHAT IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THAT YOU WEAK MINDED FOOL

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    • 21 January 2012 06:33, by jong jong dog

      Mr. Equatoria helped, let us forget the passed, let us be one tribe called southern sudanese, let us be brothers and sisters,let us forgive each other we are still fragile new nation.all the natural reources in the South let them be for the development of the south and we share its fruit equally.

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    • 21 January 2012 06:34, by SeekingTruth

      MR. EQUTORIA HELPED,
      AT LEAST LEARN HOW TO USE THE CORRECT SPELLING FOR EQUATORIA RATHER THAN TALKING OUT OF YOUR ASS HERE. THIS ISN’T ABOUT NUER AND DINKA, IT’S ABOUT NATIONAL OIL PRODUCTION WHOSE ITS OPERATION IS SHUTDOWN! WHEN WILL SUCH PEOPLE AS YOU EVER PULL THEIR BRAINS OUT OF THEIR @#$%^&**$ AND TALK SENSE INSTEAD OF RUBBISHES?

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      • 21 January 2012 06:40, by equtoria helped

        you too are a weak minded fool i was talking about the ignorant dinak and nuer not all the dinla andnuer i know their good people you fool and this is the internet your bound to make typo’s and now i am not even ashamed of my spelling error. all i said was wouldn’t it make sense to sell our natural resouces than going to the wrold bank? i know even to you that seems fair

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    • 21 January 2012 09:34, by Epuol

      Excuse your stupidity.

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  • 21 January 2012 07:07, by Konan

    The Finger-biting Game has just started let us see who will cry first?????????????????????

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  • 21 January 2012 07:28, by Deng Sam Malek

    I am paying 10% of my monthly salary as taxes and am not scared if GOSS ask me 15% as taxes as long as GOSS promise to keep this shit shut up forever until when an alternative other than Port Sudan is found.
    Keep it closed until Khartoum comes back to its senses.
    Cheers

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  • 21 January 2012 07:34, by Obol Sam Gabriel

    Well done our Government,and indeed seeking for another alternative to adjust the economic of South Sudan is an added advantages for the South Sudan Government even after when our oil will restart functions in future because we don’t want to see our economic depend on oil revenue anymore.Bravo for that stand firm.

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  • 21 January 2012 07:54, by Letigolight

    This decision was overdue by July 1st, 2011; even the ministry for Peace and CPA implementation should have been converted to a mere Reconciliation Commission, all deplomatic channels with the Jihadists shut down and the repatriation of South Sudanese left to the IOM and UN. Bashir is opening his ash wide for South Sudanese to smell but he dosen’t know that this is the best meet for the spears!!

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  • 21 January 2012 13:49, by BlackNationGreatNation

    MR SSLA/m?

    I think you are an idiot that doesn’t know which side are you on. Even the SSLA!M would execute you for your stupid ideas against the people of the South Sudan, since you are against our government of the Republic of South Sudan then you are against the will of the South Sudan people. Go to North and become dog (slave) for them if the didn’t have enough since 1956.

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    • 23 January 2012 03:47, by SSLA/M Supporter

      Blacknationcreationnation!

      hahaha I can see how stupid moron you are from ridicules name! first get a life son of fucken bitch before I make you to suck my dick! I will waste no time to reply you like a human when you are just a big shit! which fucken country and fucken people you are accusing me to hate! you are not south Sudanese but a northern refugee in RoSS from the fucken SPLA/M-N! fuck off

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