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U.S. introduces UNSC draft resolution in support of AU roadmap on Sudan conflict

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April 26, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) started deliberating on a draft resolution introduced by the United States calling for implementation of the African Union (AU) roadmap aimed at resolving disputes between north and south Sudan.

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The plan was adopted by the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) during its meeting this week that discussed the fallout from the occupation of Heglig area by South Sudan before Sudan army managed to take it back a week ago.

The Pan-African body called for immediate return to negotiations, cessation of hostilities, activation of border monitoring mechanism, ending support to rebels and withdrawal of both countries’ troops inside the borders including from Abyei among other things.

It gave a three month deadline to reach an agreement on post-independence issues namely oil, Abyei, borders and citizenship.

The UNSC resolution proposed to be under Chapter VII threatens sanctions on Sudan and South Sudan if found violating the terms of the AU plan.

U.S. ambassador to the UN Susan Rice suggested that there is some resistance among UNSC members which may result in the resolution taking some time before being considered for vote.

“The intention of the text was to provide swift and substantive support to the decisions of the African Union, in the form that the African Union requested, but there were some members who either need more time to get guidance from their capitals or who are skeptical of the wisdom of going directly to a resolution” Rice said.

“So we’re going to have further discussions, and we’ll see where we end up. I can’t predict on timing. From the U.S. point of view and I think from the point of view of many Council members, this is extremely urgent, and the Council ought to act with the speed that it’s capable of in urgent situations” she added.

Sudan also expressed reservations.

“We are members of the African Union. We respect everything that comes from the African Union. That doesn’t mean anything comes from the African Union or African Peace and Security Council being or to be exploited by certain members here in the Security Council and try to for their own sake,” Sudan’s UN ambassador Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman told reporters today.

The ambassador appeared critical of using Chapter VII of the UN charter in the resolution saying that Sudan’s understanding is that it should be directed to the “aggressor”.

Osman also said that some of the timeframe included in AUPSC decision need to be adjusted because “it is very short”.

Sudanese officials have given conflicting statements on their willingness to resume negotiations with Juba following the Heglig battles.

Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir ruled out any talks and said that South Sudan only understands the “language of the gun”.

"We will not negotiate with the South’s government, because they don’t understand anything but the language of the gun and ammunition," Bashir told Sudanese troops in Heglig earlier this week.

But Bashir’s foreign minister Ali Karti later said said that negotiations could be restarted on security issues only and particularly on Juba’s alleged support to rebels fighting to topple regime in Khartoum.

Juba strongly denies supporting Sudanese rebels and accuses Khartoum of aiding insurgent in its territories.

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  • 27 April 2012 08:48, by George Bol

    The South has bee waiting the North troops to pullout from Abyei but never happen. We have been waiting for border demarcation and the CPA implementation such as they one od Blue Nile and South Kordufan consultations but never happen.We have been waiting Abyei referendum but never happened. We have been waiting the UN to warn the North for bombing the South and attacking our areas but nothing happ

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    • 27 April 2012 09:09, by Xeno

      Few things:
      1. Vote out this yes-man called Obama and his clown to the united nation.... they are nothing but visionless punks who don’t see anything about the sudanese problem...
      2. We shouldn’t care much of those mourning the one man-Gaddaffi, who made decisions for them....those AU idiots. They are clueless about the cause of the sudanese problem when Addis Ababa is some kilometers a way

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      • 27 April 2012 09:54, by Chok Deng

        Sudanese officials have given conflicting statements on the resume of talk with Juba.These thugs(NCP) are known by conflicting statements,Ali Karti say South Sudan is not considered as an enemy state number one but there are enemies inside South Sudan.Is it not the parliament who branded South Sudan as enemy number 1.Serious division inside NCP.

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      • 27 April 2012 16:05, by zulu

        These thugs and goons only understand the language of guns. just a cliche ha, beskir> we are back to square one again as the pre-cpa era. south sudan will get its demands and will prevail over under international law. its territory and assets are protected under international law.

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    • 27 April 2012 09:40, by Lango2010

      It is true, the north has violeted many protocol and the even went as far as regretting the mistake of signing the CPA which recognize our Independece.
      they are working hard to reunite the country but it would never happen. let equip ourselves while waiting for the resolution from UNSC and AU
      we can not get everything in silver plate

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    • 27 April 2012 10:42, by Kawaja Mikis

      Well Bashir should stop abusing language,what kind of a leader, Bashir always jealous of our new nation South Sudan is criminal, conditional leader not a future leader.

      UNSC should work hard, otherwise South Sudan will go a head with the operations nothing can stop us.

      Bashir threaten South Sudan that they can understand gun, who has no blood, the bullet can pass in to every one.

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      • 27 April 2012 11:25, by Luke

        To: Kawaja,

        your are right, all Sudanese are suppering from war and not us who understand guns. Beshir will not compare himself with us because we can chase him at one although we don’t have jets. let just wait and see the rulling if it will fulfill out needs or not otherwise we will fight for our right and take back our land from Jalaba by all means.

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    • 27 April 2012 14:11, by Abu-Vicky

      According to my own point view,the talk that is about to be talking place Ethiopia must clearly spell out the right of south sudanese in borders and oil otherwise the war thz Bashir preaches will yield so much.why is AU, UNSC,UNHIP,and UN also become very strong in ordering s.sudan.DO THEY FEAR BASHIR?

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    • 27 April 2012 16:02, by Naath

      That is right, Northern army will not pullout from all those area even though UNSC is supporting the call from Au.The only things we can do right now is to find the right tools for the war.South sudan and sudan in the future will be like Isreal and palestin,where by Isreal his land back from palestin.We will chase them back one day to where they come from,God beless South sudan

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    • 27 April 2012 17:19, by morogot batal

      to international comunity.
      the african resolution toward the tention of south sudan and sudan is fair and just bcoz wathcing at arabs killing sudan african and robbing their belong is being motivated by the arabs likes you can see them criticizing the resolution in the UNSC.it is becoz they fuel alot of dolars to their murderer beshir to finish all african ethnic of sudan and own their resource

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  • 27 April 2012 08:59, by Luke

    your 48 hours has expired while SAF still attacking SPLA in Teswin and Pan Akuach. please keep your promise and driver SAF out of Heglig to Kelek to avoid more tensions inside S. Sudan. Karti is just taking your time what Beshir " no talk with S. Sudan" is true.AU and UN must work hard to resolved the issues quickly

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    • 27 April 2012 09:16, by Otong

      US interest in South Sudan was to take benefits from the production of our oil,they want all resources from the South to be given to them to get benefits out of us.

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    • 27 April 2012 09:26, by Diu J.Kuek

      To Luke.
      Is upto AU or International community to speed their peace plans as we the people of South Sudan we are able to defense our territorial integrity of our nation.
      Withdrawal from Heglig was not defeated should not demoralize the public support to our Govt Pantou (Heglig)will reamin as territory of South Sudan.
      AU and UN peace plans not rescue for us we are always the winner of the war.

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  • 27 April 2012 09:55, by Madina Tonj

    A Shameful to International community, AU and UN for letting indictment living freely and continues threaten new nation & citizens. Omar al Bashir has violating every single law internationally and yet, the world body were foolishly blame those suffering most many decades. Omar don’t belief that, South Sudan is a nation otherwise, he wouldn’t continues bombardment inside South Sudan’s territory.

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  • 27 April 2012 10:02, by Beneben Bai

    the USC members need to carefully study the history of sudan and S. Sudan conflict & what was what since the colonial era up to sudan independence time. they need to ask themselves the question (did the internal borders especially the ones between north and south remained the same after British and Egypt left sudan)?? if not then why? instead of just supporting AU plan which may not be the best

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    • 27 April 2012 10:31, by Diu J.Kuek

      The Government of South Sudan should take their explanatory statement to UNSC over this border issues Heglig,Abyei and the rest of other towns a long the borders that Sudan occupied illegal.
      Poor diplomacy over Heglig its good example let our foreign policy be revive to bring back into notice. the law assist those who are vigilant not those who sleep over their rights let our Govt work hards

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      • 27 April 2012 10:51, by Beneben Bai

        Diu J. Kuek,

        you are right my brother. we need to deploy strong representatives around the globe especially in the strong centres of politics such as london, New York, Moscow, Bijing,S. Africa and so forth. and give out our strong documents showing our strong claims for strong nation and against the brutality of mosquito govt in khartoum

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      • 27 April 2012 14:57, by daniell

        Diu j.kuek,well said regarding rss issues.

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  • 27 April 2012 10:22, by Tahrir Brown

    I hope this time round thro’ the effort of UNSC to AU, change ’ll find a place, for AU has been proved in several cases as a toothless dog when handling things which are of justice & manpower.

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  • 27 April 2012 11:22, by Lasu lo Denis

    What can those empty strong UN rethorics of terms like we can "we condemn" , " we urge " , "strong resolution" ’ immediate pull out" etc mean to ordinary suffering citizen of Bentiu who is bombed day and night and only left to mercy of Bashir? Mr UN, AU etc Please we need action. We die daily while you enjoy allowance for meeting only to say the word "condemn". I am very disappointed.

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  • 27 April 2012 11:43, by E. Defense Forces
    • 27 April 2012 12:55, by Darkangel

      David Deshan comments on coup against Salva Kiir in South Sudan

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQvJvBXtlR0&feature=plcp

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      • 27 April 2012 13:37, by Smith

        David Dechand lives on Bashir paycheck in Khartoum and under strict instruction from the NCP gangs not be honest but rather lies...that is the daily bread of the NCP thugs....you can lie to the public but when they discovered it you shall be fuck up man...

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      • 27 April 2012 13:49, by Beneben Bai

        darkangel,

        david dechan is a lost South Sudanese who has no loyalty to S.Sudan. i learn that he has been getting cash from khartoum for long time as part of its efforts to destabilize RoSS but that is a mere dream. dechan has no value in S. Sudan as long as still living on those garbages directing his hatred and foolishness against the people of S. Sudan he knows well what i am mean.

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      • 27 April 2012 20:42, by Born-to-Rule

        Darkangel,

        First of all I did not understand what language he was speaking ... Sorry dude, there is no credibility for David Deshan. How much money did Bashir paid him to those stupid things. Bashir is in business killing people, he had killed 2.5 million southerns. He also killed 1 million Darfur citizens. He’s the world’s wanted criminal dead or alive.

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  • 27 April 2012 13:10, by Padiet Deng Alony

    forget about oil South Sudan is not interested again to let it oil pass through north sudan pipeline.

    Let talk of border and Abyei issue only

    Remember Mazlum Battalion

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  • 27 April 2012 13:32, by Tambura

    I believe UNSC are hypocrite tool at hand of hypocrites. They never know which land or twon is belong to south Sudan.Omar Bashir is ICC wanted criminal they would arrest him long a go, but they don’t care about lives of people he took. War in south Sudan took 50 years, where were UNSC? What south Sudanese people did not to be treated likt this, in that hypocrite UNSC? We ll get respect one day....

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    • 27 April 2012 14:12, by sober

      Political any lists said that when SPLM is at risk , The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) interfere to solve the clash between S Sudan and the republic of Sudan and stay dumb when the republic Sudan is at risk. So , can foresee an eminent collapse of South Sudan government within afew months .

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    • 27 April 2012 14:14, by sober

      Political any lists said that when SPLM is at risk , The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) interfere to solve the clash between S Sudan and the republic of Sudan and stay dumb when the republic Sudan is at risk. So , can foresee an eminent collapse of South Sudan government within afew months .

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      • 27 April 2012 14:24, by sober

        If somebody don’t believe me, let us surfing the net and i can show himi more than twelve times case like that. Security Council interfere only when SPLM at peril. Now ,SPLM at the weakest situation from 1994.Some body read and analyzes and some are dumb enough to fight.

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        • 27 April 2012 14:34, by sober

          Immediate return to negotiations is very very important cuz the S Soudan and China need to export oil throw The republic Sudan soon .

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  • 27 April 2012 14:40, by sober

    Juba strongly denies supporting Sudanese rebels and accuses Khartoum of aiding insurgent in its territories, but Aljazeera TV showed us them patrolling the area with SPLA. And Sudan TV showed us the corpses after the battle.

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  • 27 April 2012 15:46, by Beneben Bai

    if AU needs to be trusted by S. Sudan, the have to be careful from now on. khartoum forign ministry is preparing to dictate their conditions to you thru suggesting that security issues should be tackled alone without the rest. how come you look at the result without the cause. border and Abyei first followed by trade and economic arrangements which are optional. security will automatically come.

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  • 27 April 2012 18:08, by wadelsudan

    Sudan has zero trust on ss government
    we dont want your oil, give it to the thugs and theives of SPLA and Uganda
    all SPLA officials are hypocrates and professional liers
    Kir has blood in his hands so he can never come to the north again
    Let him get 22 billions USD to construct lamo project which will take 5-10 years to finish
    or drink the oil instead

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  • 27 April 2012 18:10, by E. Defense Forces
    • 27 April 2012 21:44, by sober

      Kiir will replaced by wise educated one. He is fool enough to scuttle all strategic plans of his master. He will be on board for the last time soon.

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  • 27 April 2012 22:07, by Help Nuba

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