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Sudan’s NCP says no negotiations with arms-holders in South Kordofan

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June 14, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – North Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party has stressed that it will not enter into any dialogue with arms-holders in the country’s flashpoint state of South Kordofan, and dismissed claims of abuses allegedly committed in Abyei region following its seizure by the northern army.

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NCP’s media secretary Ibrahim Gandur (Aljazeera)

Violence in Sudan’s heavily-militarized region of Kordofan erupted on 6 June between north Sudan army, Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), and allied paramilitary forces on one side and local elements aligned with South Sudan army, Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), on the other.

The two sides traded blame over who started the fighting, which has so far displaced over 60.000 people and killed dozens amid reports of heavy artillery and aerial bombardment carried out by SAF.

Speaking to reporters at the NCP’s headquarters in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday, the party’s media secretary, Ibrahim Gandoor, accused the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in South Kordofan of being responsible for "the death and displacement of families and innocent people in the Nuba Mountains".

Gandoor ruled out the possibility that his party would enter into negotiations with those who are carrying arms in South Kordofan. He further warned that the existence of any forces other than SAF would be considered illegal.

South Kordofan is home to the Nuba population which largely sided with South Sudan during the years of civil wars with the north.

Analysts say that the current clashes is also a result of the fact that North and South Sudan have failed to properly reintegrate their forces into the Joint Integrated Units in South Kordofan as stipulated under the security arrangements protocol of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended decades of north-south civil war in 2005.

Separately, the NCP official strongly denied the occurrence of any war crimes or crimes against humanity in Abyei region following its seizure by north Sudan army last month.

His denial was in response to reports in the Sudanese press that the SPLM official Luka Biong had held a meeting with leaders of the Darfur rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in London and discussed the possibility of asking the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Abyei.

"This is slanderous, Luka himself knows it is a slanderous bid that stands no chance of success," Gandoor was quoted.

This month, the UN special Human Rights envoy to Sudan, Mohamed Uthman Chande, said he received reports of serious abuses, including rape, committed in Abyei region under the control of SAF.

SAF spokesman last week warned the UN against spreading “misleading” reports on abuses committed in Abyei region.

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  • 15 June 2011 08:32, by Aleu

    You stupid NCP and your killer Omar al Bashir, your days are number.

    All these mess in Sudan were caused by you and you are absolutely responsibile and accountable for killing people in Sudan. You have announced Public that, your SAF will disarmy the SPLA in South Korofan State if they don’t moved to either Southern Sudan nor in the 1956 borders. You can lies to your Northern people but you can not run away from the blame and isolation from the rest of none Arabs.

    In Abyei when your SAF were told to leave to North Sudan, on the way heading to North, the SAF were the first started shooting on the SPLA and I do not even know why GOSS Officials made apology for what happen in Abyei. Every time the so called Party of killing NCP and their North Sudan Army try to create more confusion, because of oil money look, you guys seem to get addicted for oil money but this is very unfortunate time in this generation and your concept on both oil and the name of Sudan just remain as a dream for panic but in reality Sudan nation is not going to be same again in every thing. The Military solution which NCP and your indictment are thinking is another loser basically you will get in the result and it could lead North Sudan government to dynamic of government change.

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  • 15 June 2011 08:45, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

    Mr. Gandoor;
    You have not made a point on the position of the army. Khartuom has other armed forces rather than SAF. Khartuom have the Jijaweed Militias, South Militias, Popular Defence Forces and etc on the bottom of SAF. What is wrong with Khartuom to have SPLA in the North since Protocols of South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei are seriously violated by NCP?

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  • 15 June 2011 08:53, by Madut Tong

    Mr. Gandur,

    You are not ask to negotiate with the SPLA/M in south Kordofan, but to allow the implementation of the CPA in this region and southern Blue Nile. Their right to hold popular consultations among themselves to determine their future is crucial and democratic. The interference of SAF with heavy weapons has cause what it cause in the area, and your responsibility is to let things go as it has been agreed upon. Remember every huge destructive fire begins small than spread to consume everything, and I think no one in Sudan wants that to happen again. Join hands then to solve the problems in the region under your government without causing other chaos.

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  • 15 June 2011 10:01, by Adam

    To NCP and SPLM/A

    Wars have never and will never solve problems - they can, for sure, deteriorate the human situation and devastate development. Wars can only increase the suffering of the warring parties. Eventually, the issues that ignited wars will remain there and a new generation from either side will trigger it for ever.

    Is this what we want? It is better for those in the classes to continue so. No need to go to war. Implement CPA in full. Let us build the North and South out of perspiration in fields of infrastructure, education, health and good governance. Skulls can never build a dam or a hospital. Blood can never irrigate agricultural schemes or gush clean drinking water.

    Wars waste hopes and shatter ambitions. They just kill and shed blood. No good ever come out of wars. Read all Human History and contemplate.

    Adam Milawaki, Nairobi

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    • 15 June 2011 17:42, by dinkador1

      TO ADAM,
      dont talk about our problems in sudan, the NCP and SPLA are for war only, wait and see new operation soon.

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    • 15 June 2011 17:43, by Madut Tong

      Adam,

      I agree with you 100%. War will always bring disasters to the conflicting countries without development in the region. I appreciate every Sudanese, northerner or southerner who support peace more than war, and we are the best to speak against war, hatred, tribalism, and every kind of discrimination in the region. We have to address ideas and tackle the possible ways of solving them, not people’s personalities, let’s leave that to fable minded.

      The two countries will make it to the top of economical, and political leadership if they put down their weapons and work for the development. South Sudan needs a lot of development both human and infrastructures, which will not be achieve except through good governance. We don’t need more war but performance in every area of life. Let the peace prevail in the south and northern Sudan.

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  • 15 June 2011 10:03, by Adam

    "There is no military solution" - President Obama

    Adam Milawaki, Kenya

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    • 15 June 2011 11:04, by Wanibuluk Ciciliba

      Both NCP and SPLM/A do not know what type of solution they need to settle these crisis.
      The hugry South want to be away from arabs and all that is legaly of South should be for South by all means and as for the North, what belongs to South should not go to South before they remove large portion of it.
      The question of who are you or Do you know who I am or what can you do to me? is the devil pushing all these feelings that my defence strategy is stronger than of your(the other) making the poor and unskilled SAF who never had a gunshort in the front line to come forward for a live bullet or the week SPLA who does not feed well full of SIKO to face front line question of survival.
      All these are wrong square roots to this prob.
      If a prominate NCP figure can vomit rubish through the media, what will the locals do? Yet the Arabs inside Khartoum are running to their villages due to feers that SPLA will put down Khartoum to zero level once they are provoked to maximum, they are selling their belongings to go to upcountry so Gandoor is not concern about the life of his fellow muslims or Arabs if not the black Southerners?
      Let’s keep follow it up .......Wau.....

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