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December 29, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – The two houses of the national parliament in Khartoum, the National Assembly and the Council of States, have delayed the debate and passage of the Southern Sudan referendum bill till Tuesday.

The controversial bill was prematurely passed last week by the NCP’s block in the parliament amidst protest by the SPLM block in collaboration with other Southern Sudan political parties that walked out in rejection of an article in the bill.

The article, which the NCP block modified against the original wording agreed upon by the two parties and passed in the Council of Ministers, reversed that northerners who claim ancestry in the South would register and vote wherever they are in northern Sudan or abroad.

The SPLM’s position is that those northerners who claim to qualify to have been southerners should move to the South for verification and confirmation by their respective local chiefs before they could qualify to register and vote within the South.

SPLM senior officials on Monday held a briefing in Khartoum with the Vice President of the Government of Southern Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar Teny and discussed the current nature of the bills of referendum laws for Southern Sudan and Abyei in addition to popular consultations for Southern Blue Nile and Southern Kordufan states, pending their passage by parliament.

Among the participants in the meeting included the SPLM Secretary General Pagan Amum and his deputy for Northern Sector, Yasir Arman as well as SPLM members in the National Assembly and other prominent party members.

The Southern Sudan referendum law has been returned to the National Assembly and is expected to be passed on Tuesday in its original text as earlier agreed upon by the two parties.

Dr. Machar who went back to Khartoum on Monday from the Unity state’s capital, Bentiu, where he celebrated Christmas holiday, is also expected to separately meet with the Vice President of the Republic, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, on Tuesday to review other pending issues in the CPA.

The NCP official Irahim Ghandour said that said that both parties agreed on the required amendments of the referendum law and make sure it satisifes the wishes of the SPLM.

On the substance of the changes made Professor Al-Amin Dafa’alah from the NCP bloc said it was the inclusion of article (4) so that the amendment is consistent with the disputed portion with no conflict.

He noted that they have heeded to the SPLM request to delete the word “since “ and replace it with “starting” for the Southerners who were born on January 1st 1956, describing the modications introduced as “excellent” and removed the confusion in the conflict with the constitution and provides an opportunity for Southern citizens living in the north to vote and register in the constituency they are in rather than having to be physically present in the South.

Dafa’alah also denied the existence of disagreement between the partners on any of the provisions of the Abyei referendum law and said that the protocol in question, which was “literally” adhered leaves no room for disagreement, expressing hope that a final agreement would be reached with the SPLM.

Meanwhile a peaceful procession was staged across Southern Sudan on Monday in protest of delay in passing the bills and implementing other outstanding issues in the CPA implementation.

In Juba the GoSS president and First Vice President Salva Kiir urged the international community to extert pressure on the ruling NCP to pass all outstanding bills.

“If the National Assembly insists on passing its own versions of the three bills, I will personally once more travel to Khartoum to try with President Bashir to avert any crisis that might undermine the CPA implementation, and if necessary we will urge for the extension of the lifespan of the National Assembly to enable it pass the acceptable versions of the three bills. The choice of our people is peace and the full implementation of CPA and we shall not let them down” Kiir said.

“I therefore, call upon the international community to urge the NCP to pass without any changes the three bills as agreed by the two parties, and abide by the procedures adopted by the two parties to resolve any differences over the implementation of the key provisions of the CPA” he added.

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  • 29 December 2009 07:25, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    This is how arabs like to play with SPLA corruptees. Always delay which result to failure.

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    • 29 December 2009 07:45, by Gatwech

      Mr. President,

      Can you move to Khartoum today on Tuesday and witness the passage of the bill and then immediately tell Bashir to sign it in your presence tonight? This may not give room for more delays and confusions in the presidency. Bashir might decide to delay its signing even after it is passed by the parliament. Your presence in Khartoum together with Ali Osman will immediately force him to sign it without any delay.

      Shouting there in Juba which is more than 2000 (two thousand) miles from Khartoum is not bad, but you need to physically be present to make things move quickly in the presidency.

      I heard it the other day that Bashir asked you privately to better resign because he was disappointed with your lack of carrying out your responsibilities as the First Vice President in Khartoum. Please move to Khartoum and let us see this law signed quickly on Tuesday or Wednesday. Let us get over it. You will be safe! WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU!!!

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      • 29 December 2009 07:51, by Dinka Boy

        Mr Gatwech,

        What is president going to do in Khartoum.
        SPLM is the governmnet where leaders have their core roles.
        Do you want Salva Kiir to go and negotiate the bill too while we have delegation lead by Riek Machar to negotaite the bills.

        These people must be sponsored to higher institution so that they can take leadership courses.
        They are really stupid even the cattle buma leader is better than them. Sorry guys learn from the truth.
        Thanks

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        • 29 December 2009 08:19, by boduop

          Dinka Boy,

          In CPA the first vice president of republic of Sudan should base in Khartoum meanwhile GOSS vice president should be partially base in Khartoum.

          Kiir office is empty in Khartuom and this is cowardice.
          Kiir is a second man to Omar Al bashir and Ali Osman Taha is reporting to him.

          Kiir should move to Khartoum.

          Thanks.

          Botrus Duop.

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          • 29 December 2009 08:36, by Dinka Boy

            Bodoup,

            Your narrow mind can not help you to understnad the fact ,and i don,t want to waste my spare time with your alikes.

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            • 29 December 2009 17:03, by padiit gaga

              Dinka Boy.

              Being leader ti does,t mean the name only,but he can do the work of leadershipe,How ever,first vicepresident can go to Khartoum where his office is.He must go to any meeting of CPA instead of sending other people.Does he mean that he will live for ever?He is acoward ,let him give his chair to abrave leader that must not care about his life,but others.

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          • 29 December 2009 10:57, by SALAS TIGBAGBA

            I don’t think the president should move right now to khartoum when his govenment has its own system. You may think that his absence is delaying the passage of the referendum bill but that is not the case, CPA was signed in public where many countries witnessed it and should be passed officially in front of SPLM officials and the world. so please just cool down and think well.
            SalaS From Juba/Munuki

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          • 14 January 2010 14:01, by John Sebit

            Dear Dinka & Nuer, Sudan Tribune is a Sudanwide web, where the developmental ideas shuold be shared, I always see many comments in the web talking about Dinka & Nuer insulting themselves, I thinks we can give leadership to people of Equatoria who who will not talk of tribal problems but development.

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          • 14 January 2010 14:06, by John Sebit

            Dear Dinka & Nuer, Sudan Tribune is a Sudanwide web, where the developmental ideas shuold be shared, I always see many comments in the web talking about Dinka & Nuer insulting themselves, I thinks we can give leadership to people of Equatoria who who will not talk of tribal problems but development.

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      • 29 December 2009 07:54, by Gatwech

        Yes, what I mean is that Mr. President should not confine himself to ONLY playing the role of REACTIONARY after things are messed up in the presidency but should be PRO-ACTIVE at the front line as the ONLY SPLM member in the presidency.

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        • 29 December 2009 08:00, by Dinka Boy

          Mr Gatwech,

          I don,t get what you talking about.
          President has his own mission.This is not aculuture of jumping into some one rules. Ok!

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          • 29 December 2009 08:08, by Gatwech

            Dinka Boy,

            When will you grow up, Boy? You never got me right. I was talking about presidency, not joint executive political committee which Dr. Machar is heading. Dr. Machar is not a member of the presidency. The presidency is composed of Bashir, Kiir and Taha. So, it would not be Kiir jumping to any other person’s responsibility. He is the ONLY representative of the SPLM in the Presidency. Even if Dr. Machar finishes his part successfully, he can not sign the law with Bashir without Kiir. So, to avoid any more delay and may be change of wording after passage of the bill, Salva Kiir should move to Khartoum today and tell Bashir to sign the law tonight. This will avoid attempt by the NCP to play around again with the document.

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            • 29 December 2009 08:25, by Dinka Boy

              Gatwech,

              You will not escape from the truth.
              Bashier is the president of the whole Sudan at the mement,and Salva kiir and Taha are vice-president.
              See now, Taha and Riek committees are negotiating the bills.

              However, what do you expect of Salva Kiir to go and do in Khartoum. Just you want to go and join kkartoum and leave Juba which is our capital for no reason of troubling.
              Wow! that is why i want you and the alikes to be sponsored to higher institutions to take leadership courses.
              My friend, Kiir Mayardit can not jump like all of you think because he has difference culture of waiting for the result.
              I guess you have satisfied with my word.

              Juba is the dwealing for for Salva and Khartoum is the dwealing for Bashier.
              I don,t know who will teach this people because they were born empty and they will die empty which encouarged them to lie.
              Thanks

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            • 29 December 2009 08:45, by Dinka Boy

              Hahaha, Mr Gatwech said that it better for Salva Kiir Maryardit to go to Khartoum and talk with Bashier to sign the bill to night. OOOO MY GOG!. That is why this leadership mean difference culture to you.
              See are still fooling around while i acatch you like little rat. Salva Kiir can not jump to Bashier roles. Understand.
              Perhaps ngundeeng will teach.

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            • 29 December 2009 12:39, by Daniel Juol Nhomngek Geech

              DO NOT TAKE KIIR’S REMAINING IN JUBA AS A SIGN OF COWARDICE.

              When the CPA was signed in Kenya in 2005, everything was finalized and what remained was the implementation of the CPA. However, I wonder today when many of you call president Kiir coward yet this time is not a time for negotiation but implementation.

              Please, moderate your comments you have learned a bad politics by abusing directly individuals instead of correcting them indirectly. When you abuse the president and his tribe like what you are doing, do you think you are doing anything good to either yourself or the nation? Which nation will you lead in the future when you become a leader.I wished you had learned element of good citizenship.

              Do not take Kiir’s remaining in Juba as a sign of cowardice, Kiir has assets of the south and if anything goes wrong in the implementation of CPA, he will fight for the right of southerners by all means. Please, leave the president alone.

              Daniel Juol Nhomngek Geech

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      • 29 December 2009 08:04, by boduop

        Dear Gatwech,

        Kiir is naturally coward and lier in all his words.I was his bodyguard for five years.

        He will not move to Khartoum for pushing SPLM members as father of all Southerners everwhere in the world.

        Dinkas are corrupt and cowards.

        Thanks.

        Botrus Duop.

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        • 29 December 2009 12:14, by Daniel Juol Nhomngek Geech

          IT SERVES NO REASON TO TURN WEBSITE INTO AN ABUSIVE SITE.

          Mr Botrus Duop, do not take your frustration against Dinka Community to the public website. It is wrong. When you received that education the giver of it hoped that after obtaining education, you will be able to help in any situation when there are problems but if you as educated take that direction to abuse one tribe then that education you have received is as useless as giving drink to a dead horse.

          My brother your education is not in right place it has distorted your ability and left you a brain damaged useless demagogue who does not know the truth from wrong. You abused Dinka as you called them"Corrupt" but it is you who is corrupt and a useless coward who use education for your own interest.

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          • 29 December 2009 13:30, by Taban Yei

            SHAMELESS BOYS, STOP THE HATRED

            Dear Fellow Southerners,
            It hurts to read on this site, no true patriot will ever enjoy this site. Its full of hate, abuse, blames and counter blames, Equatorians against Dinka, Dinka against Nuer, Nuer against Dinka, the wave is almost infinite. The most disturbing question is; what are we cultivating here?
            Remember its human instinct to err and defend him/her self no matter what, even the worst murderer will always resist condemnation - stereotype is dangerous.

            I do not condone evils of this government nor pleading for us to pay deaf ear to it.
            All I wish to say is that lets try to be rational enough as true nationals. Yes, the leadership of Lt. Gen. Salva kiir is evidently corrupt, but does it warrant condemnation for all Dinka?
            Believe me, the tide of hatred will swift to any region that takes after Salva. So let’s exercise patients till 2011. they say; Chase off the fox first, before blaming the chicken for getting fast the homestead.
            How many Dinka people are wallowing in poverty right now? Let alone those trapped in the interior with limited access to the neighboring countries for refugee where some of us escaped for protection and education?
            Is it realistic to say all the corrupt people are from one region (ethnic Group)?
            You guys have degenerated into divisive tribal elites, if all the population could read from this web, am sure it would derail the peace we now enjoy.

            As the saying goes, “if you want change, change your self first”. To change the government, get in to it, and then use your good will to effect the change.

            We are all to blame for this evil called corruption, Equatorians, Nuer, Dinka etc, Corruption is not a monopoly of one region. It’s just not fair to point at one group.
            Right from my little village in Lainya County to the capital, incompetence, corruption, lawlessness characterized the government our people sacrificed lives for. We are all to blame. Stop stereotype, let’s tackle the problems but not the tribe.

            Anyway, a common domain here is “boy”; I wish you faster growth into gentlemen.

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      • 29 December 2009 08:40, by Achiek Alier Jr

        Gatwech,

        The presidency is not negotiating with Riek Machar, Ali Osman is representing the NCP, while Dr Machar head the SPLM. The point is; and i thank SPLM TEAM on that, they have outmaneuver the NCP in negotiating the referendum bill this time, and NCP is trying it way out late is a matter of die trying.

        If the NCP agree to pass the bill as agreed according to the original version, Kiir will go to Khartoum to witness president Bashir hand on the document, and this is were i will stand behind if he decline to go.

        Gatwech, we should embrace ourselves instead of degrading one another, the fact that SPLM allow any Northerner who claimed to have a Southern heritage, although we don’t have Northerners of Southern origin to come and verify their claim before they register and later come to the South to vote is a celebrating event to me.

        Let’s rally behind our team and leave Kiir alone whether he is incompetent and Riek is suppose to be a president, we will come to those issues sooner than later.

        If that bill is pass in its original version, Southern Sudan will be driving on the "African High Way" to independent.

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      • 29 December 2009 11:31, by Them Akot Nuer

        We are tired of Khartoum

        South Sudan referendum bill delayed day after day. I think it might not cause any harm to CPA, otherwise things might be seen blue.

        I appreciate that right of southerners will be honored by NCP if they choose separation.

        Pertaining to these, entire nothing behind Basher resistance to passing the bill than fact that many southerners beside him cause all these chaos. Some SPLM members pretend to be representing SPLM both inside Sudan and outside, but actually they are 70% reserved because of huge amount of money poured to their pockets.

        I think his Excellency; the president of GOSS, Salva Kiir should use the policy of our late leader, using former red army soldiers including me, inside Khartoum who is free from corruption and bribery. We the Red Army don’t care about money but the freedom of our own people. WE can reject the bribe or accept it in terms that we can disown the agreement immediately after receiving what they term as "Al Masarif". That masarif is from our land.

        We accept SPLM motto of “No for war but yes for peace", but still that motto might be broken in the latter date based non implementation of the CPA.

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      • 30 December 2009 06:08, by joseph atem

        MR/ gatwech
        I know Khartoum will try to delay everything or they just buying time guys bashir is evil
        we need to keep our eye open they can kill you and eat you alive why don’t we understand that?
        gardon basher

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      • 30 December 2009 11:24, by mayiik Albino.

        Dear brother GATWECH

        honestly bro l have never ever appreciated your comment since you have join this webist, but today you had a very clear point that you made. keep say positive which will take southern toward rather then talking abt NUER AND DINKA

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    • 29 December 2009 09:10, by gaidit

      BRAVO TO YOU BIG LOGIC BOY .YOU WERE VERY RIGHT TO SAY DINKA OF AKON ARE TRYING TO SAY THAT GOVERNMENT OF SOUTHERN SUDAN IS BELONG TO THEM. DEM AND FOOL COMMUNITIES TURN THEMSELVES AGAINST BOR AND FORGETTING ARAB .

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      • 29 December 2009 17:37, by padiit gaga

        Gaidit.

        I would like to asure you that GOSS is belong to every one in south,if some body might says he own GOSS is wronght.

        No any communties who may turnthemselves to BOR while leaving Arab our first Enemy.How,ever,Bor used to turn themselve to other communities with their big mouth and greedly behaviors.Please advice your greedely people.and thank
        Padiit Gaga.

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    • 29 December 2009 13:03, by Them Akot Nuer

      FOLKS, NOW READ THIS UPDATE

      Sudan passes law on southern independence vote 29 Dec 2009 10:49:26 GMT
      Source: Reuters
      * Parliament passes referendum law

      * Analysts see separation as almost inevitable

      By Khaled Abdelaziz

      KHARTOUM, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Sudan’s parliament passed a long-disputed law governing a southern vote on independence on Tuesday, defusing a political crisis after months of wrangling between the north-south coalition government partners.

      Analysts believe that the referendum in January 2011 will almost inevitably result in southern Sudan voting to separate from the north, with which it fought a civil war that cost the lives of two million people.

      Delays in implementing the 2005 peace deal that capped more than two decades of conflict pushed the former foes into a political collision over the law.

      Analysts warn that lingering distrust between the two sides could bring about a resumption of hostilities with the potential to destabilise much of east Africa.

      "This law is not a law of separation for south Sudan but is a law for the referendum. We all need to unite Sudan and work towards unity," said deputy speaker Atem Garang of the former southern rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

      "This law has given southerners who came to the north fleeing the war a chance to vote," said top National Congress Party official Ibrahim Ghandour.

      Last week the dominant Islamist NCP forced through an amended version of the law despite a walkout by the SPLM, but quickly agreed to review the bill after criticism from Washington.

      The law passed on Tuesday states southerners living in the north can vote there unless they were born before Jan. 1, 1956. Those born before 1956 would need to register and vote in the south.

      Some 60 percent of south Sudanese voters need to turn out for the referendum to be valid and a simple majority of 51 percent must vote for either unity or independence.

      Sudan analysts warn that any hint of meddling in the referendum would force the south to unilaterally secede and likely prompt a return to war.

      Both the NCP and the SPLM say they do not want a return to the bitter conflict over ideology, ethnicity and religion, which ruined the budding oil producing nation’s economy and drove 4 million people from their homes.

      The International Crisis Group think tank’s Africa director, Francois Grignon, said a southern vote for independence was "almost certain", a sentiment echoed by many southerners.

      But many fear with the referendum just one year away there has been little planning for separation by either the Sudanese or the international community with many potential flashpoints still left unresolved.

      The north-south border, along which many of Sudan’s oil fields lie, has still not been drawn and oil-rich Abyei’s status, as well as that of two other central states, is still not clear.

      Abyei will vote on whether to join the south or not and the law outlining that referendum is due before parliament later on Tuesday.

      Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states are to hold "popular consultations" on their status and the SPLM wants parliament to pass that law before it ends its session on Wednesday.

      Thanks

      Them Akot Nuer

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    • 29 December 2009 14:24, by mack waweru

      The system of government is like how God works. God directs people doing his work through the Holy Spirit, for He sould not be present in the field. Likewise,President Kiir is the head of GoSS and has to be present in Juba and delegates other issues to his vice president to execute them.
      In Khartoum, his office is not vacant. His first secretary and assistant are there.
      Understand how the government work, otherwise you need kiir to ousted in the Juba by peace spoilers.

      Mack Awer

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    • 29 December 2009 17:11, by Machine

      Please Al qeada Bashir voting must be for those who in the South Sudan soil.

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  • 29 December 2009 07:27, by Kim Deng

    Folks,

    It’s a matter of time before the South declare her independence by all mean necessary unless and otherwise.

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  • 29 December 2009 07:27, by Sala Gai

    Mr. Omer el Bashir

    Known way here unless you have to agree and sign the two Law likely referendum bill and safety security law in 2011 that will help your rest to ICC count and tell your audience in the South to eat thier money in good manner not to kill innocense people.

    Your plan dog arebelow:

    1. Dr Lam Akol

    2. kanga and etc

    advice them for thier life here in the South

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    • 29 December 2009 09:23, by gaidit

      YOU ARE TRUE SIR SALA GAI I WISH ALL NUER TO BE LIKED YOU .IAM NOT WITH NUER POLITICIANS BUT WITH POOR POLITICAL LEADERS’
      DEMONS MEN ARE AS FOLLOWSD
      1.DR.LAM AKOL.
      2.DR.RIAK MACHAR
      3.BONA MALUAL
      4.DR.RIAK GAI.

      THANK U SO MUCH .THESE ARE IDIOTS ELDERS IN SUDAN GOVERNMENT TOSSING FROM SIDE TO SIDE THEY HAVE PERMANNENT PLACE FOR SETTLEMENT IN POLITIC.

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      • 30 December 2009 10:17, by Ayok

        Haa peth ee peeidit.

        All these Drs here in the South are not confident really their hearts are not here in the South Sudan, they want to destroy southerners.
        Let them be in fire by all main.
        Starting from dog Dr. Lam who is the causing of this formed the fake party SPLM-DC. Dr. Riak also want to follow the feet of Dr. lam.

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  • 29 December 2009 07:31, by Gadingo

    Dear comrades, any alteration by NCP party should be rejected in all its form. And they should be forced to reinstate the right bill that was agreed upon by the two parties.

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  • 29 December 2009 07:33, by Pee-Funk

    SPLM need to be very Seriously with NCP because they try by any all mean to let referendum law fail, but we cannot let that happen. SPLM need to play a smart game so that NCP will not get a room in southern Sudan Politic. there is reason behind for all this delayed stuff. that is good move for SPLM to block and rejected an article that NCP put it in the referendum bill.

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  • 29 December 2009 07:45, by Dinka Boy

    What does NCP mean when they say original wording?.
    NCP does not want to accept the manipulation of bill and they say the change the wording.

    The party of Bashier is criminal party who change the agreed bill.
    SPLM is not care now whether you forward the bill in 2011.
    South have clear destiny from you guys.
    Thanks

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  • 29 December 2009 07:49, by boduop

    NCP should not reamended the words defined in the agreement.We know English is not our Language but we deserve to have it inorder to understand ourselves.NCP cannot use its majority in the National Parliament to pass the Bills without other political parties.

    NCP should not rejected the rights of the poeople of Southern Sudan to vote iether for secession or Unity,and the Unity cannot be enforced by NCP in the South.

    SPLM should take care,NCP is passing the three Bills prematurely and this premature passed Bills can bring confusion and people will go back to war.

    President Kiir can avoid pleasing Omar Al Bashir he should travel to Khartoum not roaming around in Juba with Bear.This is a tough time for Southerners to achieve what is the CPA and what CPA want us to do now before 2011,we remaind with 12months to reach our destination.

    Thanks.

    Botrus Duop.

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    • 29 December 2009 08:08, by Dinka Boy

      bodoup,

      I was about to give you great thanks,but you spoil your entire comment because of your last sentence. I think the trablist is bothering your thought to tell the truth.
      Wow! people of your alikes like Kim Deng, Gatwech ,and yourself must be sponsored to higher institutions to take leadership courses so that you know the differnec roles of leaders. This is not your culture of jumping to someone roles. What do you needs while negotiation teams lead are in Khartoum.
      Noticed this is difference culture.
      Thanks

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      • 29 December 2009 08:32, by boduop

        Dinka boy,

        I was telling you the facts and it is the matter of triblism or culture of jumping in to of somebody roles,
        am not for all what you mentioned in your comments.

        Bashir and Taha should talk responsibly when Kiir is there in the presidency that consist of Basir,Kiir and Taha.

        I doubt if you think that am telling lies.

        Thanks.

        Botrus duop

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  • 29 December 2009 08:03, by Gatwech

    Dear readers,

    NCP should not forget that it is dealing with highly educated people in the South. Playing around with the words "since" or "starting" will not give them an easy route to escape. Every line and every word in the document is being scrutinized very carefully by the SPLM before it is passed. NCP has proved to be a party that kills confidence. They agree on this during the day time and at night they change the wording and print a different document. What a party!!

    Salva Kiir as the ONLY member of SPLM in the 3-man presidency should be encouraged to move to Khartoum immediately and tell Bashir to sign the law as soon as it is passed on Tuesday in his presence. Bashir may delay the signing of the law again if Salva is not sitting beside him pushing him to sign it immediately.

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    • 29 December 2009 08:16, by Gatwech

      Oh, Boy,

      Dinka Boy, when will you grow up, Boy? You never got me right. I was talking about presidency, not joint executive political committee which Dr. Machar is heading. Dr. Machar is not a member of the presidency. The presidency is composed of Bashir, Kiir and Taha. So, it would not be Kiir jumping to any other person’s responsibility. He is the ONLY representative of the SPLM in the Presidency. Even if Dr. Machar finishes his part successfully, he can not sign the law with Bashir without Kiir.

      So, to avoid any more delay and may be change of wording after passage of the bill, Salva Kiir should move to Khartoum today and tell Bashir to sign the law tonight as he witnesses it in the presidency. This will avoid any other attempt by the NCP to play around again with the document. Kiir can immediately take his signed copy back to the South and publish it in the media for the whole world to know its full contents.

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      • 29 December 2009 08:54, by Dr.Rum Achoot

        Dear Gatwech

        You are so right please, this Bill is not before Presidecy’s table, it is under the Negotiation between Machar’s delegation and others in Khartoum, no way that Salva can involved himself for that before it brote to Presidency office.

        By Dr. Rum Achoot

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        • 29 December 2009 10:20, by Gatwech

          It is about to be passed today and so it should also be signed by presidency this evening. Why are you so cowards all of you? No body will harm Kiir. Any way, leadership is always a sacrifice. Be strong people.

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  • 29 December 2009 08:10, by M.Cool.J

    That is how somebody who knows how to play the game does it against a naive.

    It is a cheat-and-delay-as -we-go-on kind of a game and I tell you that is the true arab game player who will always laugh at Southerners,the dull players.

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  • 29 December 2009 09:46, by Thyinka

    The referendum law will be passed sooner or later. The delay, avoid, run-in-circles tactics will still come to an end because they will not break the will and resolve of Southerners.

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    • 29 December 2009 10:45, by Malangki Martin Jueljok

      The referendum bill is very simple to be passed but very difficult to be implemented,the referendum bill of Southern Sudan should not this time be for Bashir,Kiir, Taha or Dr.Riek but a communal work of the citizen of Sudan or otherwise the citizen of Southern Sudan sould declare their independent.

      By- Gad Yirol

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  • 29 December 2009 10:35, by Nyaborjiok Makuac

    Kir should now sharpen is focus on national issues and should simply stop criticizing goverment in the north for what is as simply failing to do, people have to work to make thing change not to talk to make them happened how shall kirr fear going to khartoum and face these Jalaba. this is hight time that our leaders wathc out and start reall politic not Jungle one as logic boy use to said, the claim is clear that khartoum shall transport arab and camp them in southern sudan and that will secure them some seat and help them secure good ground in southern sudan.
    all need to think critically not making noise.

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    • 29 December 2009 11:43, by mike

      it is like the term "switch and bit" is the term used to describe advertising methods where by inviting their customer to their shops and when the people get there, the product they were looking for would be out and that would lead them to buy what shop owner intened them to buy which the more expensive one. So this is what is going here in the Sudanese parlement. Delay-delay and hoping that something would happen and the deal would be off the table. They will do everthing they could to destroy any chance of peace in the South.

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  • 29 December 2009 11:42, by Sebit Phillip Elioba

    Dear Bsir,
    stop causing unnecessary delays in the passing of the bill for the soutern sudan Referendum. These current Sudanese are not the colonilalist type of sudanese you cheated and let the sudan being exploited by the foreigners.

    You are dealing with modernized Sudanese.

    Act very first on the passing of the southern sudan referendum bill.

    Thanks

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    • 30 December 2009 06:24, by joseph atem

      why don’t we just go back south and close our door
      are they going to fight us?

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