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March 25, 2010 (WASHINGTON) – The United States is prepared for an eventual secession of southern Sudan, said the President Barak Obama special envoy to Sudan who showed optimism there would be no reprise of war between northern and southern Sudan.

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File - US special envoy to Sudan General Scott Gration (AP)

In accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in January 2005, Sudan is preparing to hold general elections next April ahead of self determination referendum on southern Sudan independence in January 2011.

Washington was "looking at all options" on how it might support a future independent South Sudan, but was focused for now on trying to ensure a peaceful transition, Scott Gration said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday.

He further stressed that his administration is working with the eventuality of independence more than a united Sudan.

"Looking at the realities on the ground, it is highly likely that the south will chose independence," Gration said.

Refugees International, a US based group in a report released today urged the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and donor governments to draw up plans for possible conflict around the 2011 referendum.

Ahead of the multiparty election and the referendum of 2011, the group said the US and international community "must do everything possible to ensure that the governments in north and south Sudan reach agreement on outstanding issues before the referendum, the humanitarian community must simultaneously prepare to respond if conflict erupts around the upcoming political events".

"I don’t see that the north has to reinvade the south and start the war again," Gration said. "If we can resolve these issues, I think there is a fairly good chance that ... the south can have a civil divorce, not a civil war."

He said the issues being addressed to avoid return to war include the question of citizenship, border demarcation and how to apportion profits from Sudan’s oil wealth.

"It is a win-win situation that we are trying to get," Gration said.

He added that would be hard to achieve unless the Khartoum government was willing to discuss better deals for the south as well as for Darfur and other restive parts of the country — something he said was starting to happen.

"While the progress is slow, we are making it," he said.

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  • 26 March 2010 07:31, by thieleling

    Dear Readers,

    Great strategic move!!

    Thanks to Obama, Biden, Hillary Clinton, Gration and many others.
    South Sudan appreciate your high intellects in dealing with this sensitive issues.
    The strategic alliance in fighting terrorism in Horn include scrutinizing the role south sudan would play in winning the the war on terror.
    With "Bullets or Ballots" South sudan will be independence!!

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    • 26 March 2010 12:29, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      dear mr thieleing your nuer inherit genetic is not and will nevr lat you apprecitate what the most powerfull leader from DINKA achieve in their struggle that is your cluture no doubt a bout that.

      to give you same little about self_ determin. that a gander was there before your wicked symbol of death have not event jion the movement. that disqulfy him to be the person you guys of gat wick tot yual you keep laie about him brought that self determin

      Whan the symbol of death mr nassir gang leader break awy ? he was demanding the south to surrender to bashir becaused he was being bribe to distruy the hop of sudaness people.

      Mr evil wicked oaf doom symbol of death was also rely on idol such as ngundang and wurrnyang that disqulify him to be the person who claim the right of southerness

      mr nyagat form his nasir gangste?all of them were nuer he direct them to kill rap adduct any DINKA BOR they get there and distroy their properties. do you called that leader? no that is a big crime which is waiting for him to answer

      the answer to those mantion cases is no and big no becaused him mr gang leader was not the one you claim to bring south determination. if the self determination was not excepted by MR GARANG AND KIIR? there will be no south independen. not reik as you said

      my friend thieleling south sudan will be a better place without reik machar teny we will called death for him if the GOD KNOW THAT HE DID WICKED THING WE WILL KILL HIM DEATH TO HIM

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    • 26 March 2010 12:32, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      ? cunt-dinkum thieleling,we are agents of hate and violence but you are the tiny microorganisms that depend on the threshold of his life on host.look son of bitch, dinka-Bor is the basic fundamental unit of southern sudan. you have been bribes with huge sum of money that why you celebrates Riek Machar poor leadership. you are waivering the genocide warrior, look back in the history, Riek is awaiting international tribunal because he have had committed a genocide in Bor in 1991. your culture (especially Nuer’s culture with head-based initiations) is the worse ever around the globe. on my holiday last year, i went to New york city, i saw a nuer initiated gentleman with forehead being cut badly of which a white man approach me and asked me about the man, my answer was, he is Nuer the last useless people in the world. with your culture man, nothing worth in Nuer including eating, alcohol consumption and fighting without socialisation. Look, Riek machar brought alot of discrepancies to southern sudan because he was granted a hugh sum of money by Bashir to dealt with SPLA/M arm forces to be surrender to the Khartoum Government! fake idea that doesn’t work. DR. John Garang & Dr. Mr president KIIR Mayardit are the most world known HEROES in south History. did u hear me son of bitch!!!!. kiss ma ass dogz.WISHING RIEK MACHAR A TERRIBLE DEATH & VIOLENT FUNERAL FROM TRIBUNAL WORLD COURT!

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      • 26 March 2010 15:13, by Time1

        Dinka Dominated SPLA

        You sound very stupid and foolish at the same time, i am sure 100% you are not a southerner, because there is no reason for you to be upset and make insults for no good reasons at all. please go and find something useful to do.

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  • 26 March 2010 07:31, by marial mach aduot mach

    Good statements by the Obama’s leaderships. south is heading to the creations of new states that will be peaceful with no exception of terrorism.

    Long live Obama administration

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  • 26 March 2010 07:36, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

    Your hansome mr Gration south will be a first class said John Garang thank gose to DR JOHN GARANG DE MABOIR ATEM for our right of self- determining our right. SPLA OYY CPA OYY STRONG MAN OYY KIIR MAYARDIT OYY GOD IS THE ONE WHO PICK LEADER GOD BLESS THEM.

    Not those who are godless keep evil in their poket with wicked heart death to them no to ngundan death to wurrnyang shame to their follwers doom comunities

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    • 26 March 2010 07:48, by thieleling

      The confused Mr. so-called SPLA!!

      John Garang killed prominent south sudanese for his Secular socialist Sudan agenda. John Garang was the enemy number one of Self-Determination.

      That was why it took a "Creeping Revolution" to empirically enshrined Self-Determination into the constitution of Sudan in 1998 and the CPA in 2005. These were all against the wishes of John Garang.

      ONLY give John Garang a credit for his Secular socialist new sudan, where he killed other prominent south sudanese leaders, and protected his socialist friends like Yasser Arman and Mansur Khaled among other Northern communist friends.

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      • 26 March 2010 08:09, by mohammed ali

        thieleling ,

        The ballot box is more than enough, no bullets!Save your bullets,I am sure you are going to need them,very much!

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      • 26 March 2010 08:30, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

        dear mr thieleing your nuer inherit genetic is not and will nevr lat you apprecitate what the most powerfull leader from DINKA achieve in their struggle that is your cluture no doubt a bout that.

        to give you same little about self_ determin. that a gander was there before your wicked symbol of death have not event jion the movement. that disqulfy him to be the person you guys of gat wick tot yual you keep laie about him brought that self determin

        Whan the symbol of death mr nassir gang leader break awy ? he was demanding the south to surrender to bashir becaused he was being bribe to distruy the hop of sudaness people.

        Mr evil wicked oaf doom symbol of death was also rely on idol such as ngundang and wurrnyang that disqulify him to be the person who claim the right of southerness

        mr nyagat form his nasir gangste?all of them were nuer he direct them to kill rap adduct any DINKA BOR they get there and distroy their properties. do called that leader? no that is abig crime which is waiting for him to answer

        the answer to those mantion is no and big no becaused him mr gang leader was not the one you claim to bring south determination. if the self determination was not excepted by MR GARANG AND KIIR? there will be no south independen. not reik as you said

        my friend thieleling south sudan will be a better place without reik machar teny we will called death for him if the GOD KNOW THAT HE DID WICKED THING WE WILL KILL HIM DEATH TO HIM

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        • 26 March 2010 09:38, by thieleling

          The Confused son of a coward, so-called Dinka-dominated SPLA!!

          This just shows your Dinka sinful nature. The Nuers assimilated others into Nuer culture. They don’t rape or kill the vulneable like your cowardice sinful, violence criminal nature. This is why there are so many converted Dinka-Bors among the Nuers TODAY. Leave the champion of peace and self-Detremination, Dr. Riek Machar alone. Your Dinka-Bor’s culture of lies would NEVER admit the truth.

          This is why you people are agents of hate and violence in south sudan today, while other south sudanese are agents of hope, peace and justice. Thanks God the other south sudanese didn’t decide to overcorrect your filthy, ugly, corrupt nature yet. But it will NOT be for long before they definitely correct that!!

          You dirted the moral integrity of a great people of south sudan with your violence, culture of greed and betrayals that Only love the northern socialist/communists than your southern brothers & sisters.

          Away with slaved-hearts and cowards like you!! What a waste of time even exchanging with only a jang idiot, foolish son of a coward like u Mr. confused so-called SPLA.

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          • 26 March 2010 11:45, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

            cunt-dinkum thieleling,we are agents of hate and violence but you are the tiny microorganisms that depend on the threshold of his life on host.look son of bitch, dinka-Bor is the basic fundamental unit of southern sudan. you have been bribes with huge sum of money that why you celebrates Riek Machar poor leadership. you are waivering the genocide warrior, look back in the history, Riek is awaiting international tribunal because he have had committed a genocide in Bor in 1991. your culture (especially Nuer’s culture with head-based initiations) is the worse ever around the globe. on my holiday last year, i went to New york city, i saw a nuer initiated gentleman with forehead being cut badly of which a white man approach me and asked me about the man, my answer was, he is Nuer the last useless people in the world. with your culture man, nothing worth in Nuer including eating, alcohol consumption and fighting without socialisation. Look, Riek machar brought alot of discrepancies to southern sudan because he was granted a hugh sum of money by Bashir to dealt with SPLA/M arm forces to be surrender to the Khartoum Government! fake idea that doesn’t work. DR. John Garang & Dr. Mr president KIIR Mayardit are the most world known HEROES in south History. did u hear me son of bitch!!!!. kiss ma ass dogz.WISHING RIEK MACHAR A TERRIBLE DEATH & VIOLENT FUNERAL FROM TRIBUNAL WORLD COURT!

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            • 26 March 2010 15:17, by Time1

              Dinka Dominated SPLA

              You sound very stupid and foolish at the same time, i am sure 100% you are not a southerner, because there is no reason for you to be upset and make insults for no good reasons at all. please go and find something useful to do.

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          • 26 March 2010 12:53, by Agutran

            Thielling, you people are really genetically obtuse, how could someone be coward and killer at the same time?

            That surely proved you people live in your own senseless planet.
            The research is badly needed to find out what’s in fact on you people’s brain and we could not wait to find out.

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            • 26 March 2010 21:12, by thieleling

              Agutran, the world is really curious why you people are agents of hate and violence in south sudan. The most violence people in the world today are cowards because they kill, rape the vulnerable and run away. Don’t wonder why your people are so violence and cowards at the same time. You people always sneaky committing violence crimes at mid-night.

              Best recent example was the killing of Mr Zechariah Bol Deng Koht, an SPLM aspirant in Abiemnom County in the middle of the night by you people in Juba. That is the real definition of cowardice act. You killed him in the middle of the night in a very sneaky way. why don’t you face him at broad daylight if you are not real violence cowards? yes, cowards are violence, but they never face their enemies at broad daylight. Therefore, you are really both cowards and violence populace in the south.

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          • 27 March 2010 08:17, by Bialach

            Bravo Dr. Riek,

            Dinka Boy, SPLA dominated by Dinka and other, this is what Nei ti naath have been fighting for Independent of South Sudan. I happy that Obama has acknowledge and just think and set the strategies on how to handle it in case it happen of which I have no doubt about it.

            Dr. Riek Machar has transformed SPLM into political party and his document was the base line for CPA documents. Bravo, Bravo Machar

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      • 27 March 2010 10:44, by Kenyang

        thieleling,

        If we have to move on, let’s own and appreciate what South Sudan have today and credit will always go to none other then Late John Garang who maintained same position till those who don’t know what they doing run around and end up coming back. We can tarnish his name as much as we want but the SPLA could have simply break up into useless millions factions like those of Darfur.

        I can’t guess what you meant by "Creeping Revolution" but one clear mistake many Southerners seemed to make is that the SPLA internal rebellion of 1991 brought self-determination for the South Sudan. If that is the case, it’s simply and largely false.

        While it is true what South Sudan have today is not from one event (directly from SPLA) but developing events from:
        - prior Anya- Anya l
        - from Anya-Anya l
        - from Anya-Anya ll
        - from other South Sudanese who were not part of SPLA
        - possibly some ideas from 1991 defection.

        Still, SPLA handily never said it’s against separation of South Sudan but would fight for whole of Sudan while taking care of things that are peculiar to South Sudan. Here, SPLA was fighting for South Sudan without announcing it and in addition, the war was and nearly being fought within and around south Sudan. What was the problem here? Should we have finished ourselves over this?

        Even from point of war strategy, SPLA wasn’t wrong, given the situation at the time- Mengistu’s regime would only support those fighting to change Sudan regime not those groups fighting for part or parts of Sudan.

        If there is any one big event that change mindset of majority South Sudanese about Sudan unity, it would not be about 1991 SPLA internal problem but jihad war that was declared against South and Southerners.

        Allow me to assumed you were part of or support 1991 defection. Still, you can’t logically think 1991defection brought self-determination.

        Or is it really?

        Let go to basics:

        They (defectors of 1991) left the SPLA, turned their guns against the SPLA but defeated, surrendered to Khartoum, run their mouths day in and night out while the same gallant SPLA regained and started recapturing and overrunning SAF controlled garrison after garrison.

        The defectors came back to SPLA, not other way round.

        In fact, instead of claiming victory. In what way were they victorious? Where did they find idea of separation in first place?

        Let’s be flat, SPLA was wrong waging war against war against separatists because separation was favored by majority Southerners from day one but still, SPLA war strategy was and still better one for Southerners and South Sudan to date.

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  • 26 March 2010 07:44, by Bialach

    Bravo Obama,

    Wake up guys and let alone the social ill which divid us, let’s work for independent of what I call Democratic Republic of South Sudan ( DRoSS). I am very optimistic this election is not important for South Sudan common citizen, what matter most is 2011 which wil be self determination. After 2011, we will sort ourselve out and see who will be the president elect for DRoSS and Ramchel will be the Capital not Juba. I think GoSS has even hindering the development of Juba, we leave Juba to the citizen of Central Equatoria State.

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  • 26 March 2010 08:12, by Kuer Dau Apai

    The Last Solution to Wars in Sudan!

    The only and everlasting solution to wars in Sudan is to support the South-Sudan Self-determination in the Referendum in 2011.

    If Sudan is among the American’s concerned countries to end wars then, why supporting unity in the Referendum and yet the same unity during the Addis-Abba Agreement had claimed the lives of millions in South Sudan and Darfur.

    It will be a suicidal decision for the Southerners to vote for unity and a encouraging of mass-killing if a US-president encourages the unity in Sudan.

    We know President Obama will change the world in which Sudan is part of!

    Thank All

    Kuer Dau Apai

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    • 27 March 2010 00:53, by Kenyang

      Hi Kuer!

      Washington thinks division of Sudan will leave North Sudan as total authoritarian Islamic radical State. So basically, they want South Sudan as watchdog (for them/rest of the world) in an united Sudan which is not going to happen.

      Today, an American feel at home in South Sudan than in North Sudan and America and American people will always remain friends of South sudan but South Sudanese must do what is right for themselves in Jan 2011 by optioning separation and not what Washington wants.

      Yes you can’t be more clear than that:

      "The only and everlasting solution to wars in Sudan is to support the South-Sudan Self-determination in the Referendum in 2011."

      But that will come only through and by South Sudanese and not what What USA or any other country wants. Mr. Scott Grantion was far ill-informed ambassador Washington ever sent to Sudan but he is now picking up...

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  • 26 March 2010 09:59, by Padiet Deng Alony

    Anticipation, no channce for the north saf soldier to invade the 10 states of South Sudan again, we in the big towns in south sudan and every thing will finish inside with saf reminants who are left not rether then our brother south sudanese in saf in form of jiu.no more going back to Bilpam and Bonga of before, we are inside for what so called in arabic Harab EL mudun.Long Live Obama Long Live SPLA/M Long Live Southern Sudan Nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    Remember Mazlum Battalion/the life of SPLA Martyrs!!!

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    • 26 March 2010 10:48, by david kong paul

      Padiet,

      I like how you put straight man. You know in 1983 we started by rebelling against the government, trained our guirilla fighters, beg for weapons from foreign friends, walked all the way from Bonga,Bilpam and other locations, and eventually waged war against these bustards in Khartoum. It look like so many ladders to climb. Howvever, we are now every where they(Arabs) are we have the guns they have and stuffs. We cought them in the ass and neck, no where to run and no where to hide.

      Let us just appreciate Obama adminstration for its intention to support South politaclly but let’s also keep an eye on American interest in our weak country called South Suadn, let us keep our heads up. Let them help but we know where to stop them later from possible exploitation of our nation.

      Bravo Obama! you are a true black son from Sub-sahara

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      • 26 March 2010 19:00, by yirolda

        YES WE CAN BRAVO PRESIDENT OBAMA BRAVO GRATION FOR THE GOOD SPEECH YOU HAVE RELEASED ABOUT SOUTH SUDAN WE NEED TO BE DIVORCE FROM THE EVILS ARABS FOR WE DO NOT WANT TO LOST INNOCENT LIVES THE LAST TWO DECADES
        BLESS BE ON TO YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE CARING
        LONG LIVE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT LONG LIVE SEPARATION LONG LIVE SPLM
        YES WE CAN

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  • 26 March 2010 10:46, by Sudan virus

    Atleast Gration has said good speech to the southern Sudanese for the first time in his policy in the Sudan.

    Yes we need facts,not lies.

    Thanks Oboma

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    • 26 March 2010 10:55, by david kong paul

      Virus,

      No! Mr virus you didn’t follow up Gration carfully. May be because he did not say it openly like this time thats why you claim that he said good thing conerning the South Suadn issues for the first time. Just get on track and dig him man.

      Peace!!

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  • 26 March 2010 10:53, by telfajbago

    If we can resolve these issues, I think there is a fairly good chance that ... the south can have a civil divorce, not a civil war."
    Gration who is contradicting himself in his above statement, is telling the world his cheer ignorance about the realities on the ground; while all keen observers are seeing it a bloody divorce,G ration non the wiser is seeing it peaceful one. However; I Have said several times that Gration pocketed his price and that is why El-Bashir praising him in his campaign election. Gration is lulling and misleading the International Community and by so doing he is serving Khartoum so it’s up to the International Community to prepare itself or wait until the conflict erupt .Gration what is your logical explanation to the regime’s military build up, the violence in south Sudan and the continuation of genocide in Darfur? Five years have passed and the issues are there in a very complicated form than before, yet and yet you are speaking about slow moving, are you nut? If Iam President Obama, Gration I will a Apologize to the public for a appointing you and then take you to psychiatric attention.

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    • 26 March 2010 12:11, by david kong paul

      Telfajbago,

      You seem to be droping the Sudanses most weighty burden up on the shoulders of Barack’s Special Envoy to Suadn,can you please briefly explain to me the roles and responsibilties of Mr. Gration in Sudanese Political affairs?

      Please let me know so that i tell you what i know so far.

      Thanks

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    • 26 March 2010 15:21, by Time1

      telfajbago

      I think you are out of touch with realities on the ground and Grations work.

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  • 26 March 2010 13:36, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    The move of washington under Oboma Administration toward South Sudan indepedent,its pleases every reader of Sudantribune,Bravo Oboma!.Your H.E Mayardit,let the election finish in peace,especially in Upper Nile State and Bentiu State/unity State,the intergration of the indepedent cadidates is agood sign

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    • 26 March 2010 14:51, by david kong paul

      Okucu.,

      Why elections finish in peace only in Upper Nile and Unity States? Are they the only States with independant candidates to be welcome back by Kiir or you are tyring to be bless their elections? Tell me man in what sense?

      Thanks

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  • 26 March 2010 15:09, by Time1

    This is true US envoy is just being honest and realistic, i think he is giving a good assesment of things to come and what the conclusion of CPA should or would look like.

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    • 27 March 2010 06:50, by Abuk D- Nhial

      Nothing I can say than "Thanks times thousands.

      I am bussy Barrack to state more about your capability.

      You know how much I have been supporting you-in different name that ends with .....ch.
      Remember when you send me the letter of your own about the memory of J.F kenedy.

      Keep watching.

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      • 27 March 2010 11:15, by Jur Tier

        IF THE SEPARATION OF THE SOUTH FROM NORTH MEANS A KIND OF GIVING IN OR BEING TIRED OF WAR, THEN I AM AGAINST IT. BUT IF IT MEANS A SORT OF COMING TOGATHER AS SOUTHERNERS AND FOCUSS ON OUR DIFFERENCES IN ORDER TO FORM A PEACEFUL AND DEMORCATIC SOUTH SUDAN, THEN I AM ALL FOR IT.

        In the December of 2008, I made a surprise visit to my belove country, South Sudan. I first touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi Kenya, then boarded another flight to Uganda. From Kampala, the Ugandans’ capital, I boarded a regional express bus to Juba, the temporally capital of the South Sudan. Our bus arrived in Juba at about 3.00Pm Sudan local time, after 16hrs drive on a dusty and bumby road.

        As I alighted of the regional bus "Juba Express" a sense of the country I was borne in engulfed me. From the sky of Juba I could hear a noise above me which sounded like that of a commrecial aircraft. "It is an Ethiopians aircraft and it is going to Addis ababa", said David, my cousin who was escorting me as we walk along the street of Juba. In the past 10 years I spent outside Sudan, South in particular, I had never set a foot on the Juba soil though it was just a distance of 5 hrs drive from my hometown, Bor-town. Well, I was happy that I have visited Juba for the first time, but I was not happy with how I entered the soil of the African Greate land, the Sudan. Imagine yourself leaving your home country for a place you don’t know as if you would be back just in a day, and then 10 years later you make an indirect route into the land of your ancestors as if you were a foreinghner. The first question that pops into my mind was "why do I have to enter my country via an indirect route instead of the direct one?". "Why didn’t I make a direct flight from Hongkong International Airport to Juba like those Kenyan students whom we were on the same flight from Hongkong to Nairobi?". From these questions, I could find some deep rooted answers within me apart from those time being ones which anyone could think of. At last, I concluded that someone pushed not only me into that situation but also many Southerners who currently live outside the Sudan. But who was that person and where does he resides?

        After spending two weeks in Juba trying to experience what exactly the live is among the residents of Juba and people of the Southern Sudan, I was focussing on number of things at the same time. (1). The changes in the south since the civil War begun. (2) What has changed since the sighning of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005?. (3) How do Southerners feel about themselves in this time of peace. (4). What do Southerners perceive of each other.(5).What do the people of the Southern Sudan reflect of the current administration of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) and the future of South Sudan as a nation should they vote for separation and not unity. As I visited surbubs within Juba hunting for clues regarding the above questions from one place to another, I could find tears rolling down my checks. In the streets of the South Sudan Capital I was nearly shock to see the first one who offered themselves for the sake of the now called " South Sudan" struggling with their lives in the present of the Goss administration. Twenty-one years before, they were the best heroes as later named. It was even their heroic efforts and sacriffices that led to the current portions of millions of dollars being spent on unforeseen projects and developments by those whom I would refer to as "Big brothers" in the GoSS. For the the heroes who fought for the freedom of our people, be fallen or live, there is no better world for them. Even their kids whom they were offering their golden lives for better future were not given any better education. Those who died unmarried in the course of struggle for independence in the South did just died like that and there is nothing for them to be remembered. The combination of all these facts as witnessed by me gave me a remarmable clue. "WHAT FUTURE IS THERE FOR SOUTHERNERS IF ANY WHAT NEXT IF THAT FUTURE NEARS?".

        With this clue in mind I knew I have come accross something that is taking root unnotice among the people of the Southern Sudan. Over the last twenty-two years or so, people of Southern Sudan were very courageous to take their arms against what they knew was a single anemy. Their dream goal was only one -to librate "SUDAN" not "South Sudan". But as the saying goes " aim for the Sun to land on the Moon, they were quite optimistic that whatever the outcome of their struggle they would still be known as Southerners. One of the outcomes, though, was peace which is currently in place. Another outcome and the most awaited was the choice they have to make afterward, separation or unity which is due in 2011.

        My fear from those experiences is that Southerners are confussed about their dream destination. And I am sure and confident that confussion was brought about by the current Southern leaders. However, the greatest fear is that the confussion among Southerners would shadow the 2011 referandum. What should they vote for , unity or separation. The trouble here is that if southerners fail to value and evaluate between the bitterness of something done to you by a blood brother over that of the distanced anemy thus decide to vote for unity, then they all got it wrong. But if they consider the current situation as all the "struggle for independence faults" such that they blame the anemy of being behind their differences then vote for separation, then I think they all got it right and the souls of the fallen heroes would be lifted.

        I therefore, despites all those that are going wrong in the GoSS, stand by my statement that if the separation of the South from the North means a kind of giviving in as Southerners forgetting the reasons we rebelt against the north in the past simply because of the current situation in the GoSS, then I am against it. But if it means that we had never before been comfortable with the northerners and that we will never be happy with them in the future and then choose for separation, then I am all for it.

        Always, this formula works! Without people, there is no government. And without government there is no people. God bless the Democatic Repulic of South Sudan (DRSS). Thanks to all of you.
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2015 elections are not a priority for Sudanese 2014-07-23 04:35:55 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman July 22, 2014 - This article comes against the backdrop of the news that reported the announcement of the National Elections Commission (NEC) that it had prepared the (...)

Bashir rests assured laden-burden on the Sudanese people’s shoulders 2014-07-14 06:09:16 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman July 13, 2014 - Omer al-Bashir believes that his continuing in power better protects him from tracking and prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He clings (...)


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Memory, healing and transformation in South Sudan 2014-07-23 05:55:08 Memory, Healing and Transformation in South Sudan A Working Paper by David K. Deng July 2014 Contents Introduction 1 What is memorialization? 2 Timing 2 Risks 3 Principles 3 Integrity 3 (...)

South Sudan: Independence Day marred by ongoing war crimes and looming famine 2014-07-09 01:39:56 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 8 July 2014 South Sudan: Independence Day marred by ongoing war crimes and looming famine · Both sides to the conflict committing war crimes and crimes (...)

UN urged to probe alleged cover-ups and manipulations by its mission in Darfur 2014-06-26 05:40:52 Strengthen Peacekeeping Mission’s Rights Reporting, Civilian Protection (New York, June 25, 2014) – The United Nations secretary-general should investigate alleged cover-ups and manipulation of (...)


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