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The people of Nuba and Darfur demand self-determination

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August 13, 2010 (JUBA) – The people of Nuba Mountains should carry out the exercise of self-determination similar to the exercise on independence by the people of Southern Sudan, says a leading figure in the Nuba Mountains.

Mariam Koshaib, the organizing chairperson of Ideal Strategic work in the region was quoted on Friday by the Sudan Tribune Daily newspaper as publicly saying that her people should conduct similar exercise like the southerners in the referendum.

Earlier on, the Chairman of the Ideal and Strategic work at the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), Nuba Mountain Sector, Dr. Yousif Karam Allah Abdul Samad, has criticized that the popular consultation provided for in the CPA for the region would not achieve the people’s aspiration for development and equality.

In a related development, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has also had demanded self-determination for Kordofan and Darfur states. This was revealed by the SPLM Chairman for South Kordofan state, Abdul Aziz Adam Al Helow, who is also member of the party’s Political Bureau.

The top party leader in the region said his people had the right to choose self-determination especially if they failed to coexist with the people of the North in case of secession between the North and the South.

The statement confirmed previous remarks by the official spokesman of the Darfur rebel, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Ahmed Hussein, who said his people would be left with no other option but to demand self-determination for their region.

"Our people need hope; they have the right to live under state of citizenship, freedom, democracy, equality and rule of law. We cannot accept this indefinite state of status-quo," said Ahmed Hussein who is the official spokesperson of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).

"There is an ongoing genocide in Darfur which is entering a new phase. The [Khartoum] regime is working towards having a forcible return by dismantling the IDPs camps, using food as weapon, expelling and intimidating aid groups through abduction, assassinating IDP leaders, assaulting peacekeepers," Hussein added.

This is the first time JEM, considered to be the Darfur’s most powerful rebel group, makes such a call for self-determination. The Sudanese government has flatly rejected this demand saying this not even a topic for negotiations.

Last year, the spokesperson of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) led by Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur who resides in exile in France, issued a statement demanding the right of self determination though it was later downplayed by its leader. However, Al-Nur dismissed the claim reaffirming his commitment to the unity of the country.

The JEM official emphasized that the Sudanese government is deploying these tactics "to liquidate the cause of our people" adding that the shift of international focus from Darfur to South Sudan encouraged Khartoum to execute this plan.

"Under these circumstances, JEM will be left with no other choice than to call for self-determination for Darfur as well as Kordofan. We must remember that Darfur was an independent Sultanate until 1916, exercising sovereignty and conducting its own foreign relations," Hussein said.

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  • 15 August 2010 05:56, by Gatwech

    Long live self-determination that will lead to independence of Darfur and Nuba Mountains.

    Yes, Darfur was not part of Sudan until the British forced it to be in 1916. Please go back to the basics and establish you own country. Sudan is too sick with HIV/AIDS in unity and cannot be treated until disintegrated and new blood created.

    Let us dissolve this sick country and form new independent states.

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    • 15 August 2010 06:07, by Jamus

      Breaking News

      The breaking up of Sudan

      It is very sad that our beautiful country is breaking up like this.Who are the culprits? The ardent islamists comprising of Omar,Taha,Awad Al Jazz,Nafie ALI Nafie,Mustafa Osman Ismail,Ghazi Salah El Deen,Salah Gosh and their filthy wives.Alot of People have warned starting with Late Garang that,with this mentality of wrongly defining Sudan in an islamists image, it would lead to break up of Sudan into weaker states.Pagan,in most of speeches warned of the break up as well, if this mentality of Arabs is not changed.Now, it is happenning in our watch.The history of Sudan is recording this.The best option to preserve unity of Sudan would be to remove forcefully,the regime of islamist and install an all inclusive regime in which every one will be an equal stake holder,not necessarily, a second class citizen.The SPLA should lead the war from the South,JEM and SLA should unit militarily and lead the onslaught from the west,The Beja congress and lions should start fightig from the east and the Nubians in far North,should start from north and we all converge in Khartoum.Then Kiir became the president,and other portfolios shared equally,confederation should be the selected option and South will maintain GOSS.We in Sudan will benefit becouse we will have a large market,vast human resources and natural resources.We will all be happy in The Sudan.It will be a secular state.With this, will any one complain,No!.Our future will be bright.

      Jamus

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      • 15 August 2010 08:16, by Jay

        Mr. Jamus, did you see how hard it’s to act as if you’re a Southerner, when a single statement shows otherwise.

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        • 15 August 2010 08:50, by Jamus

          Who do you think I’M? A Southerner needs Sudanese unity on new basis my friend.What is the bad thing that I have said makes you feel bad.Look at this on the economic,social and political view point.We need a strong nation politically in the region,we have vasts markets,human and natural resources that will be of benefits to all Sudanese.AM a Southrener Jo,don’t disciminate me here.I have been in the bush libarating you all these years,but my objective was for the unity of Sudan,but not on the current one.Don’t think only about South,sleep one day and think about the Nubian who shed blood along side Southerners in the bushes of south,Think about Funj and Beja, in so far,think outside the tribal cocoon

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          • 15 August 2010 14:39, by Gatwech

            Jamus,

            You sound like a sellout somewhere in Khartoum pretending to be a southerner. All the trash you are saying were tried since 1947 Juba Conference and never worked.

            Please if you cry for unity with your masters in Khartoum, you already have it there. Okay?

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            • 15 August 2010 17:32, by Jamus

              Gatwech,Dhol Riek Machar,

              I’m not a northerner bro,but you need to think outside the box.There are merits and demerits of Sudan’s unity.One of the Demerit is the presence of the current regime.If this regime is at some stage ousted,we could build a strong country.But being a lap dog of Riek made you think narrowly like him.You now hate Khartoum regime, and they supplied you munition and ’NGAMKUOR’ and ’NYEKOP’ when Kuol Manyang cornered you.The other day,you talked about strategic thinking,coz your master did his THESIS on this topic.He instead turned it into strategic killing of inoscent and helpless civilians (elderly,women,and children).I know you guys who just pretend to be working for SPECIAL BRANCH,what you doing there is drinking and giving Anjelina Riek whom I just enjoyed after meeting for two hours,a good fuck,all of you,the bunch of criminals deported from Australia,US and UK.I will demote you guys soon,I know all of you.Bunch of Killers

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              • 15 August 2010 21:16, by Gatwech

                Jamus,

                You truly sound like a sellout. Which regime do you like in the north most that did not kill southerners. Is it Nimeiri, Sadiq al Mahdi or Bashir? Please stop pretending when every body knows that you are a sellout crying for unity so that you don’t miss your masters in Khartoum.

                Too late for you folk.

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    • 16 August 2010 00:21, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      well, if Darfur wants self-determination, than united all your 100 factions frist.but remember self-determination is not given freely. you work for it. you have to commit two millions lives for it. it took south sudan 55 years crisscrossing south sudan finding the way and then eventually arrived at michakos kenya with the north after the long bitter war stalmate. Why did Dr. JOHN Garang chosed to go and live simple life in the bush and under trees in scorched and unforgiving conditions, leading his people all these years,and why not Al-Nur wahid.why live in France. it takes your whole heart to be a liberator. after all darfur is not going anywhere forget the imatured dreams and wishes about getting self-determination. united your 100 factions frist, then talk of self-determination next. Again, im warning greater Nubian people never to mingle up with those unstrategic factions of darfur or else south sudan will leave Nubia people at the mercy of Darfur Factions,and devilic khartoum.

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  • 15 August 2010 06:06, by Jamus

    Breaking News

    The breaking up of Sudan

    It is very sad that our beautiful country is breaking up like this.Who are the culprits? The ardent islamists comprising of Omar,Taha,Awad Al Jazz,Nafie ALI Nafie,Mustafa Osman Ismail,Ghazi Salah El Deen,Salah Gosh and their filthy wives.Alot of People have warned starting with Late Garang that,with this mentality of wrongly defining Sudan in an islamists image, it would lead to break up of Sudan into weaker states.Pagan,in most of speeches warned of the break up as well, if this mentality of Arabs is not changed.Now, it is happenning in our watch.The history of Sudan is recording this.The best option to preserve unity of Sudan would be to remove forcefully,the regime of islamist and install an all inclusive regime in which every one will be an equal stake holder,not necessarily, a second class citizen.The SPLA should lead the war from the South,JEM and SLA should unit militarily and lead the onslaught from the west,The Beja congress and lions should start fightig from the east and the Nubians in far North,should start from north and we all converge in Khartoum.Then Kiir became the president,and other portfolios shared equally,confederation should be the selected option and South will maintain GOSS.We in Sudan will benefit becouse we will have a large market,vast human resources and natural resources.We will all be happy in The Sudan.It will be a secular state.With this, will any one complain,No!.Our future will be bright.

    Jamus

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    • 15 August 2010 10:11, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      That is there problem. They need to have come out for that in 1955. Is it envy or inferiority complex that is driving them to that point. Let them try because for the Southerners the blood they lost for this game can make a man-made lake of blood if it were to be collected. Good luck Darfur and Kordufan.

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      • 15 August 2010 14:40, by Gatwech

        Jamus,

        You sound like a sellout somewhere in Khartoum pretending to be a southerner. All the trash you are saying were tried since 1947 Juba Conference and never worked.

        Please if you cry for unity with your masters in Khartoum, you already have it there. Okay?

        repondre message

        • 15 August 2010 16:50, by Jamus

          Gatwech,Dhol Riek Machar,

          I’m not a northerner bro,but you need to think outside the box.There are merits and demerits of Sudan’s unity.One of the Demerit is the presence of the current regime.If this regime is at some stage ousted,we could build a strong country.But being a lap dog of Riek made you think narrowly like him.You now hate Khartoum regime, and they supplied you munition and ’NGAMKUOR’ and ’NYEKOP’ when Kuol Manyang cornered you.The other day,you talked about strategic thinking,coz your master did his THESIS on this topic.He instead turned it into strategic killing of inoscent and helpless civilians (elderly,women,and children).I know you guys who just pretend to be working for SPECIAL BRANCH,what you doing there is drinking and giving Anjelina Riek whom I just enjoyed after meeting for two hours,a good fuck,all of you,the bunch of criminals deported from Australia,US and UK.I will demote you guys soon,I know all of you.Bunch of Killers

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          • 15 August 2010 21:20, by Gatwech

            Jamus,

            You truly sound like a sellout. Which regime do you like in the north most that did not kill southerners. Is it Nimeiri, Sadiq al Mahdi or Bashir? Please stop pretending when every body knows that you are a sellout crying for unity so that you don’t miss your masters in Khartoum.

            Too late for you folk.

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            • 16 August 2010 02:04, by John M. Atem

              Dear Readers,
              Having read many of the hate-filled comments posted on this magnificently great website Iam always puzzled and more perplexed to rationally comprehend the reasons why are we cheaply trying to defame our shining political reputation as the would-be born Southern Sudan nation.
              Many of these well-accomplished writers are even beating the drum of more war, more bloodshed and more displacement of our innocent and law-abiding people from their dwelling homes. I though as we are approaching the defining moment in our country history we should stop preaching down-market and diversionary outdated primitive stone age period politics that have reduced us into the lowest common denominator in the scale of contemporary human beings. I do always believe that it is imperatively important that we stop preaching outrageous tribal hatred politic for the good our ordinary people.
              Finally and last,but not certainly the least, let us encourage, promote and emphasis our shared commonality and de-emphasis our long-standing political differences. This is the only way we are going to realize President Kiir’s vision of united, peaceful, prosperous and progressive Southern Sudan led by examplary, responsible and accountable leadership in which the rule of law and human rights are upheld with transparent and efficient government accountable to the people at all levels.
              Furthermore, the law of the living and natural God revealed in the fullest belief that " righteouness’ exalteth a nation while a sin is a disgrace to any people" Therefore, in this regard, fellow citizens, it is imperatively important that we put our political differences aside and work together to build a war-free, more secure, and more moralistic corruption-free commonwealth Christian nation based on our foundational Judaeo-Christian values and principles.
              Fellow Citizens,
              For more than four decades, Sudan has been ruled by bunch of ruthless marauding gang of thugs with out clear national political policy agendas.
              The political policy agendas of this marauding gang of thuggish minority Mafia-cliques have been and continued to be the forced impostion of Islamic laws, political assassinations, and murdering of innocent civilians. It was against this background that the people of Southern Sudan and other marginalized, of the marginalized people Sudan took up arms in 1983 to demand their God-given rights. Indeed, the brutal, savage, and fatalistic Islamic regimes that have come and gone in Khartoum denied us these democratic God-given rights. And this is the time for us to regain our God-given rights.
              Inconclusion, the late American president John F. Kennedy once said," mankind must stop the war, or war will put an end to mankind" Therefore, I strongly admonish the people of Southern Sudan to put an end to the war, or else the war will put an end to all of us. In the other words, we must learn to live together as brothers or else we shall all perished as ignorant dimwitted fools.
              In fact, we have had enough killings during our liberation struggle and we cannot afford new ones. People are growing increasingly sick and tired of hearing killings and deaths. And they are truly exhausted by them.
              May the Garangian vision of pluralistic democratic new Sudan shines on forever and ever. Amen.

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