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Sudanese negotiating team meet Ethiopia’s Zenawi

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

April 1, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Sudan and South Sudanese government delegations met with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, on Sunday as part of ongoing negotiations between the two countries amid tension on their shared border.

The armies of Sudan and South Sudan clashed on 26 March clashed near the oil-rich border town of Heglig despite the “non aggression pact” they signed last February under the African Union (AU) mediation.

Both sides trade accusations over who first ignited the clash. Khartoum has brought fresh accusations against Juba of new incursion during the weekend. While South Sudan is accusing its northern neighbour of a continued aerial bombardment, including on its own oil fields.

The Sudanese delegation led by Interior Minister, Ibrahim Mohammed Hamid conferred with the Ethiopian Prime Minister on the current borders tensions, reaffirming Khartoum’s firm stance to peacefully resolve occurring misunderstanding with South Sudan including to the recent clashes.

Last weeks fighting is the worst since South Sudan’s independence in July last year, which has raised fears of a return to full-scale war. A recent report by activists says that this could cost up to $100bn. two the region and international actors, on top of the countless human lives that would be lost.

Two million people are estimated to have died during the last north-south civil war, which lasted from 1983 until an peace deal in 2005.

The AU brokered process on the outstanding issues between the two countries was delayed due to the absence of Sudan’s Defence Minister, Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, who is expected to arrive to the venue of talks on Monday.

South Sudanese negotiators said this was a deliberate move by Sudan aimed to delay the resumption of talks.

Sudanese Interior Minister, Hamid told Zenawi that their negotiating team was in Ethioia in search of a peaceful solutions. He said that he hoped Ethiopia, which is seen as neutral partner by Khartoum and Juba, would play an important role to settle the post-independence negotiations with South Sudan.

Zenawi, who is also chairman of the East African regional body IGAD, reaffirmed that his country will continue to provide support until existing differences are solved peacefully.

The two sides have also discussed on bilateral issues among others on economic, trade, investment and security affairs, according to the state-run Ethiopian News agency.

An agreement was reached to further boost joint cooperation on in infrastructure development, with special focus on roads, electricity and telecommunication.

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  • 2 April 2012 07:48, by Michael Angelo

    This terrorists in Khartoum always have a different agenda and fool people that they’re committed to peace while stabbing us in the back. President Kiir should stop negotiating with them and concentrate on our national defend instead.

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    • 2 April 2012 08:14, by wad balad

      So what do u call sending pagan to khartoum with an invitation for bashir and attacking higlieg the next day? isnt that back stabbing?
      And what commitment to peace have u shown when u moved all the rebels to your land and supported them?

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      • 2 April 2012 08:21, by George Bol

        Wad,
        Please you Dor must stop praising enemy in our face. You are nothing to us. Tong angoot e mathumir!

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      • 2 April 2012 08:27, by Michael Angelo

        Wad, if we intent to capture Heglig then we shouldn’t be pulling back by now. We want to pursue our right legally instead of war because war doesn’t solve anything at all. SPLM SG Pagan Amum went to Khartoum to deliver invitation to Bashir in good faith, but your enemy of peace bomb our oil field and launched a ground attack as well. So what SPLA does is a self-defense.

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      • 2 April 2012 08:28, by Logic

        Higlig was entered as a reaction to the aggression of PUSSYCAT SAF when they bombed and sent in ground troops to Unity state.

        They got whopped and ran back to Higlig and the SPLA simply pursued them. Don’t be fooled by these internet warrior retards repeating a lie enough times to make it fact.

        RETARDS!

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        • 2 April 2012 08:55, by Darkangel

          honestly i dont knows the retard him or you !! So we believe the incompetent SPLM propaganda whos president doesn’t even know if his army captured a town or not.

          Lets look at the facts Mr. illogical. SAF is a well equipped experienced army with fighter planes, attack helicopters and long range missiles. You want us to believe a 6 month old army, ill equipped, bare foot with pistols & a tank ...

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          • 2 April 2012 09:11, by Darkangel

            Hillary Clinton

            “We think that the weight of responsibility rests with Khartoum because the use of heavy weaponry, bombing runs by planes and the like, are certainly evidence of disproportionate force on the part of the government in Khartoum,”

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          • 2 April 2012 09:18, by Logic

            Master "Darkanger"

            Welcome back retard.

            Equipped? with what, their fake version of the holy Quran!!! lol

            Experienced? in what, killing their own civilians!! lol

            SAF has never fought a foreign country until S. Sudan separated!!! RETARDS

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          • 2 April 2012 09:23, by Logic

            Whether they took control of Higlig or otherwise is not the point, the point is they chased PUSSYCAT SAF into HIGLIG (3km outside HIGLIG according to your SAF). Hglig is not just an oil field you retard. Its an entire district.

            Your SAF recently bought over priced attack helicopters, over half of them are redundant. You retards really do believe your nonsense.

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            • 2 April 2012 09:32, by Darkangel

              Illogical - Thanks

              The problem is all these facts are only in your sick mind. I know what heglig is ! The SPLM ran into it and ran out even faster. Redundant or not , they seem to be killing enough SPLA soldiers and tanks. I can show you videos of destroyed tanks,trucks and dead SPLA, show me your proof of a single thing you say.

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          • 2 April 2012 09:29, by Logic

            Ask your retarded governor, the criminal Haroun.

            For how long has SAF been besieged in Taludi, they couldn’t defeat a barefoot guerilla movement for 21 yrs, they couldn’t defeat rebels in Darfur for over 8 yrs who number only a few thousand and SPLA-N is currently bruising them, so they result to using food aid as a weapon and killing innocent civilians.

            You RETARDS are so funny! lolololol..

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            • 2 April 2012 09:38, by Darkangel

              The endless resources provided by South Sudan & well known western organization has fueled the wars in darfur, Sk and BN. The only people targeted are these rebel scums who left their women & children in caves & ran to S.Sudan to get drunk. Dont blame the GOS for that. Now they want the world to feed them & fight for them - no fly zone & sanctions. If it werent for the US all these wars wouldnt b.

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          • 2 April 2012 09:37, by Logic

            FACT- The entire SAF is a partisan militia run by a dancing impotent Arab wana-be-Supremacist.

            At least S. Sudan is free of your tyranny and backward brainwashed mentality, its only a matter of time before the whole Sudan is liberated from the grip of misguided religious fanatics (NCP) who sleep with little boys and get drunk behind closed doors. R u one of those boys? lol

            RETARDS!

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            • 2 April 2012 09:44, by Darkangel

              I dont want to burst your bubble, but ill make it simple & to unedited truth. Sudan is run by arab tribes, be it bashir, turabi, mahadi or mirgani they well live together and one of these tribes will rule. Liberation of the so called minorities have no hope of ruling sudan, not the Southerners, nuba or otherwise. Like tibet, the shia of saudi, arabs or iran or indigenous indians of US or Astralia

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              • 2 April 2012 09:48, by Darkangel

                Im sure you and your masonic zionists would love to divide the world into little ethnic weak countries. By blood and by religion we will remain united. I dont have to read alintibah or otherwise to get facts. I read everything and come to my own conclusion and judgment, i dont have to be spoon fed by western propaganda and brainwashed followers

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              • 2 April 2012 09:57, by Logic

                Of course you would say that, its exactly what you said before the south separated. Let me burst your bubble...

                Today, tomorrow, next year or in ten years, your so called Arabs will not rule Sudan as we know it! You’ll end up with a land smaller than Al Shimalliyah state.. We don’t mind sharing but we will not be ruled by you, get that through your skull!!

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                • 2 April 2012 10:05, by Darkangel

                  You will and you will like it ! Like the Dinka keep telling the Nuer and Shuluk we are your masters. Live with it or suffer. Half of Darfur, blue nile and nuba peoples are in khartoum and the northern states, working, in government and successful. the disgruntled few like you have been told these fairytale stories of being relevant so they can push their own agenda

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              • 2 April 2012 10:03, by Logic

                Lets for argument sake agree with your analysis and say the Zionists and U.S divided Sudan.

                Then who the hell committed all those atrocities in the name of your fake Islam and Arabism?

                Those whom you blame for everything are opportunists, they saw an opportunity and they took it. But its you and your likes who committed the greatest sins, because you kill your own!

                RETARDS.

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                • 2 April 2012 10:09, by Darkangel

                  For argument sake lets say they did ! Then how can you believe the endless dramatic propaganda coming from them. If they are indeed behind it do you think they will stop at that. Atrocities happened yes, no one is denying that EVEN the GOS you so much hate. But it takes 2 to tango and blaming one is prejudice with interest.

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          • 2 April 2012 09:42, by Logic

            How can one prove anything to a retard!

            Why don’t you just ask a non biased SAF soldier about the facts on the ground.

            You sit in your comfortable chair in which ever country while reading the Al-Intibah and think you know it all! You’re just a blind racist loyalist.

            RETARD.

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          • 2 April 2012 09:51, by Logic

            Yeah that’s right, lets blame everything on the U.S!!!

            Its U.S Antonovs which are terrorizing the civilians, its the U.S which is denying them food and its the U.S who says: "take no pow’s".

            When are you retards going to take your head out of the sand? Your kind is the worst, because your blind loyalty is the reason many civilians are being killed.

            Brainwashed RETARD!

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            • 2 April 2012 09:56, by Darkangel

              Typical, dodging the point. If you dont belive the US or israel have nothing to do with the split of South Sudan, Darfur and the current problems with South Sudan, SK and BN you are waaaay off. You cant be that naive and brainwashed. If it was one of these other morons i would have said fine, but you ! Just proves to me you are an accomplice and a BIG ZZZZZZist.

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        • 2 April 2012 08:59, by Darkangel

          You expect us to believe they took control of THE most strategic town in Sudan & simply walked away later HAHAHAHAHAA !!!

          I’ll tell you what happened. The jealous, starving and hungry SPLM/GOSS cant stand the fact sudan is still pumping its oil while theirs is dry and bank is broke with starvation looming, they delusionally thought they can take heglig or at least destroy it to put pressure ..

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        • 2 April 2012 09:04, by Darkangel

          FACT - SPLA is run by a group of illiterate generals with no idea of war tactics or strategy. They know how to fight in the jungle, attack and run. Some of the tribal based warlords think they are rambos but they are bamboos. Kiir the fool has no control on them and they embarrass themselves and african armies.

          Sudan is keeping its patience ! South Sudan has NO chance in an all out war - NON

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      • 2 April 2012 08:32, by dengtaath

        Wad balad,
        You can bite your tongue since you all evil in Khartoum never tell/agreed on the reality. How could South Sudan be peace back stabbed when Khartoum started by blocking goods flow to South, blocking South Sudan returnees, attacking Unity state several times both on the ground and in air. Also confiscated millions of South Sudan oil and supporting South Sudan rebels. Instead blaming Sout

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        • 2 April 2012 09:01, by wad balad

          The SAF bombed the oil field in the south after the SPLM attacked higlieg. The SAF has nothing to gain from attacking the oil fields in the south. But the SPLM is jelous our oil production continues while they have no oil. You blindly belive the cowboy without thinking about logically.

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        • 2 April 2012 09:26, by wad balad

          dengtaath
          First Sudan blocked goods to bring down prices in the local market and anyway it is not obliged to export goods to a foriegn contry.
          Secondly Sudan didnt block returness and on the contrary we set 9th April as a deadline
          Thirdly any attack by SAF was directed at the rebels u harbor
          Fourtly Oil was confiscated because you took advantage of our goodwill and didnt pay any transport fees

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  • 2 April 2012 08:24, by mosa mel

    The world should let These two Sudans fight first and then there will be lasting solution for everything otherwise, the world is wasting time to negotiate. Khartoum will never accept peace with Juba unless Khartoum experience painful. There are now on the way to attack South. War is NCP live. Without war, the NCP regime will collapse.

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    • 2 April 2012 09:16, by Darkangel

      Im not sure if its the hunger or the alcohol making you people delirious ! In 6 months you suddenly believe you can fight & defeat one of the strongest armies in africa. Get a life - your hatred is so blind is delusional. Half your people are hungry, you dont have money or supplies to fight a war. Talk is cheap ! Hate sudan or the NCP but the simple fact is your army is WEAK - sing all you want.

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    • 2 April 2012 09:55, by Takpiny

      To be honest the border conflict between south Sudan and Sudan will not stop as long as SPLM in south and NCP in north still in power. These two parties miss understood each another beyond repaired.
      Also the present of SPLM- north and south Sudan rebels between them is another problem complicated every thing.

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  • 3 April 2012 00:56, by Kim Deng

    "For the record – South Sudan has not invaded Sudan and there is no presence of a single South Sudanese soldier on Sudanese soil. To the contrary it is Sudan that is occupying South Sudanese territory in Hofra El Nahas, Kefia Kengi, Abyei, Heglig/(Panthow), Meganes etc."

    Pagan Amum.

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  • 3 April 2012 00:58, by Kim Deng

    Folks,

    It will take time for South Sudan country to re-gain back all its territories since Mr. coward/cowboy has no guts to order the South Sudan’s army and kick out the arabized Nubian’s army out of those lands.

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  • 28 July 2012 18:24, by danaray79

    Truly impressive and nice information. Thanks for sharing. Essay Writing.

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