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Sudan climate negotiator ‘Holocaust’ remarks prompt angry response


December 19, 2009 (PARIS) – The Sudanese negotiator representing the Group of 77 and China bloc of 130 poor nations was criticized following his statements likening the climate-change deal reached in Copenhagen to the Holocaust.

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Head of the 135-nation bloc of developing countries Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, from Sudan, speaks during a press conference in the main venue of the UN Climate Summit on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 (AP)

“It is asking Africa to sign a suicide pact, an incineration pact in order to maintain the economic dependence of a few countries,” said Lumumba Stanislas Di-Aping of Sudan.

“It is a solution based on values that funneled six million people in Europe into furnaces” he added.

Sudan is amongst 15 countries listed as the most vulnerable countries to the impact of climate change in Africa in a report released in Copenhagen at the UN climate summit by the International Institute for Environment and Development.

It says that Sudan is vulnerable to drought, floods, extreme heat and shifts in the rainy season and that these climate hazards will have a negative effect on health.

Ed Miliband, Britain’s climate minister, condemned the “disgusting comparison” adding that it “should offend people across this conference whatever background they come from”.

The Sudanese official had accused Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen of bias against developing nations.

UN climate talks ended with a bare-minimum agreement on Saturday when delegates “noted” an accord struck by the United States, China and other emerging powers that falls far short of the conference’s original goals.

Di-Aping was reportedly angered by the positions of China and India for agreeing to the accord.


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  • 20 December 2009 07:13, by Wende Yongaptheeth

    Who is the NIF extremist and terrorist?

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    • 20 December 2009 07:38, by DASODIKO

      But he is looking Sudanese not Chinese. The story is badly developed, because its difficult to say who said what. But from his Photo he is our son.

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    • 20 December 2009 08:50, by Rodolfo Riak

      This man shows our really attitudes:

      In sudan we always like to say what we don’t know their outcome. There was no point for this man to compare holocaust with climate change. Holocaust is not an issue any one can joke arround like what our man did. Education and civilization are totally different things. The man is a well educated person, but he is not civilize to know the meaning of holocaust history. Let mr. Di- Aping pay for what he said. For those who are sick in isulting others, please do not train yourselves to be a dumb commentators. This case has nothing to do with Riak Machar.

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    • 21 December 2009 02:55, by Dengtaath

      This man his physical appearant is exactly sudanese, but that name has totally confused many sudanese. It is useless when people totally delete their I dentity for no reason. What does Di Aping mean? or Dinka want to adapt french names?
      I like his argument in Copenhagen, but I totally got crossed by that useless name: what happen then to Garang, Koul, Kuot and Alier if he is Dinka?

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  • 20 December 2009 07:42, by Dinka Boy

    He looks like traitor Riek Machar.

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    • 20 December 2009 09:41, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      my question is. Is this guy from where nuer or what?

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      • 20 December 2009 11:34, by Master

        Look at you primitive apes. He is SUDANESE !!! Neur or bloody Dinka who gives a who. But this is typical of your simple minds thinking. You call us racist, but its your stupid tribal ways of only respecting people from your tribe. The problem is YOU and not Northerners. You are the barbaric ignorant arrogant racist primitive tribal ’Humans’ !!

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        • 20 December 2009 11:59, by mohammed ali

          Mr. Lumamba is Sudanese and he is from South Sudan. He was appointed by the SPLA to join the ministry of freign affairs Stop bashing for everything and anything, or you do not want Southerners to represent Sudan!

          This a living example of blind hatred!

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          • 20 December 2009 15:33, by Time1

            The people oppositing Di-Aping here are clearly the foreigners we are talking about who are using fake Sudanese names and pretending to be southerners, Di-Aping did a great job in Denmark and he is entitled to free speech like any one else.

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    • 20 December 2009 13:51, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      whan will mr traitor die my GOD? i don’t whan to say his names becaused you guys knew who is the wicked oaf evil mam but the crimson one who is full of embarrassment to this nyagatism GODLESS DOG son of Bashir death to him before any good move by the Great SPLA DINKA MONYJAING

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  • 20 December 2009 11:52, by Hillary B.M.L,M

    such name we don’t have in Sudan. Lumumba, it sound like Congolese name.

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    • 20 December 2009 12:30, by JOINET

      Hey Dinka boy , you deserved to put in ICC of Justice. Look precisely at this man picture called Lumbumba. Nothing showed that he is like The most Respected leader in South Sudan Dr.Riek Machar Teny.

      I linked Lumbumba as like MR. Salva Kir & Dictator Governor Mr. Taban Deng

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    • 20 December 2009 12:36, by Thon-amal

      This man is a dinka from Cueibet County in Lakes State. He is currently serving as sudanese ambassador to Denmark on the SPLM ticket.He was named after the great freedom fighter patrick Lumumba of DR Congo. he got his education from South Africa & UK and holds PhD in Law. this is the little thing i can tell u abt him, cos i kno him person. thank u

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      • 20 December 2009 13:01, by Hillary B.M.L,M

        If this Man is a Black Sudanese represented whole Sudan +underdeveloped countries then i appreciation, let the World know that Black Sudanese are there and can speak out freely in big conferences like them.

        Yes, we can speak out, represent and be heard by others.

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        • 20 December 2009 17:17, by mohammed ali

          Are there white Sudanese HIllary? or should I say that because your name is Hillary you are probably American?!And what does the colour has to do here , can’t it be enough that he is Sudanese and he is defending his interest , and we are supporting him because he just a Sudanese? and that should be more than enough!

          I think Hillary we have a huge problem here, which is called "ethinicity" , whether we remain one country or separated I think that this problem should be tackled! Classifying and stereotyping people like what is happening here is shameful and should not come from people who claim themselves to be be educated!

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      • 20 December 2009 19:00, by babadit

        Why do you tells lies about the son of this soil,a true Luo man From Panyikwara(Abara)the son of Lawiri who has been in the Diaspora persuiing his studies and fianally be came a southern Sudan representative,he has a right like any other member in the summit to exepress himself but that does not mean it bring shame back home you. miopic and lunatics society in south Sudan.

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    • 20 December 2009 18:16, by John Costa

      Helen, this is a Sudanese name, if you are familiar with "Mundary," then you should not deny him right of being Sudanese. The man is trying to illuminate the injustices against the developing nations. Why the climate changes become an issue when there is developing in third world.

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    • 20 December 2009 18:29, by John Costa

      This is a Sudanese name, if you are familiar with "Mundary," then you should not deny him right of being Sudanese. The man is trying to illuminate the injustices against the developing nations. Why the climate changes sudden become an issue when there is developing in third world.

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  • 20 December 2009 15:29, by Time1

    Di-Aping is a proud Sudanese, he did a wonderful job in the Climate change, he defended the true position of developing and poor countries, he is a man of integrity a nd stands for the rights of the developing nations, he is entitled to free speech and to speak out his mind, he is right this climate change was like Holocaust , is is a dead secntence, he did not insult the holocaust survivors and victims, he is just making a comparison of the situation, whoever does not like it then it is unfortunate.

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    • 20 December 2009 17:37, by Thon-amal


      You are correct, we black sudanese people are capable of doing anything on this world accept that the world is ignoring us alot. Aping is on the right track, he is comparing the holocaust with the climate change, cos the climate change effect is killing people rapidly and the world can do something as they did during the holocaust in Europe. I am glad that we sudanese in general or south sudanese in particular got this opportunity to represent the African continent and some underdeveloping countries in Asia. Thank u so much brother Lumumba, truth must be told, keep going!!

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      • 20 December 2009 21:04, by Wende Yongaptheeth

        I have now finished my research. Lumumba Di-Aping is Mundari from South Sudan. Mundaris are the strong hold of the NIF, they are anti Bari, Dinka, Nuer, other Equatorians, Zande and are pro NIF government in Khartoum.

        The man’s name sound Congolese but he is trying to mud the waters. Isaiah Abraham and Hillary are also Mundaris.Clement Wani Kongo the governor of Central Equatoria or the old Khartoum militia man is their leader. They belongs to the NIF not the NCP.

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  • 21 December 2009 02:28, by Augustino

    Dear all,
    I value any one who uses his/her time to put down something in regard to all views about our country- South sudan in particular. It is good for any one to have a say in the affairs of his/her country.What I want to say is the manner we handle this website is not correct, this is because of he following:
    1- people should know very well that using abusive language does not means comments.
    2- Attacking leaders innocently will harm them directly in the views of non-Sudanese backgrounds, such as westerners who always rely on negative piece of information and exaggarations.
    3- wrong spelling for example some one wrote NUER as NEUR,Dinka as Dika, I want as I whant and many wrong spelt words, all those can convey a wrong messages to outside readers who are all the time feed on what we put on this websites.
    My advice to all of you is that, we should respect our leadership by the virtue of all powers we gave them to confront the challenges a head of us. By writing this long statement does not means that they are my relatives no, I known James Wani Igga in the battle field as well as Salva Kiir Mayardit. I Known Dr.Riek Machar Teny first in batlle field when he was commanding Uppernile operations only through radio SPLM/SPLA. again when he rebel against SPLM/SPLA in 1992.Now is doing well in serving the Nation means paste must be forgiven and people should move a head.
    5- Can we all be constructive in all our comments on their work and NOT be destructive to them?. I means any leader that is serving today in South Sudan or Abroad should be supported morally and technically if there is any needs at all.I am Sure Tommorow leadership is to be left with us.lets wait and prepare to our challengs as they are carrying their crosses now.
    thanks to all of you
    you can reach me at deng_augustino@yahoo.com.au

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    • 21 December 2009 04:56, by Thon-amal

      Wende Yongaptheeth, Pliz go back to ma previous post and understand ma explaination again abt him. He is ma own uncle dont ever describe him as stupid mundari again. He is a son of Lakes State from Cueibet County known as Gok Arol-kachuol by tribe. His real name are Lumumba Pathiong Stanislus Kau Aping but he has reverse his name in his official documents as Lumumba stanislus "Di-Aping" instead of "de Aping" as it is popular in many dinka communities. His own young brother known as Deng Kau Aping is currently working with govt of Sudan in khartuom as a national security officer & his other uncle is working as col. in Rumbek police and he is known Mangar Aping.He has been living in Uk -South Africa for many years and he is one of the south sudanese people who worked hard to a noble relationship btn south sudan & south Africa. He has married a south African white woman.

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      • 21 December 2009 20:21, by mohammed ali

        Should we delineate the family tree of everyone to prove his patriotism?Does it mean if he is Mundari, then finished , he is a traitor and bla..bla..What are going with Mundari ?Are you going to throw them out?I wonder how you are going to live togethter after secession?

        This is a sick, filthy, wrotten mentality of hatred!

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      • 21 December 2009 23:25, by Wende Yongaptheeth

        Mundaris and Gog are community members of Lake state though. There is nothing wrong in being Mundari but there is something wrong in supporting wrong headed government ideas.Even if this man is Gog or mundari, it would change his ways of actions and what he said is what we will judge him and only that.

        This NIF stooge got to get his asshole out of that monstrous Khartoum.

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