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April 24, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan has ordered 154 northern Sudanese nationals working for Chinese-led oil consortium, Petrodar, to leave its territories within 3 days, drawing Beijing once again into Juba’s conflict with Khartoum.

The news was announced from Khartoum on Tuesday by the official spokesman of Sudan’s Foreign Ministry, Al-Obaid Adam Marawih, who also revealed they were already engaged in contacts with South Sudan’s foreign ministry to discuss the possibility of sending a plane from Khartoum to take them back home.

Marawih pointed out that the Sudanese staffers were working for Petrodar in Fulug oilfield in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

The tension and military confrontations currently dominating relations between Khartoum and Juba can be traced back in part to their failure to agree on terms of using Sudan-based pipelines to export South Sudan’s oil.

China, which is the biggest investors in oil sector on both side of the border, was embroiled in the conflict despite its policy of balancing relations between Khartoum and Juba.

In February, as the oil dispute intensified with Juba halting production, South Sudan expelled the head of Petrodar, accusing him of complicity in Khartoum’s confiscation of southern oil.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is currently on a visit to China where he is planning to ask Beijing to fund an alternative pipeline for exporting southern oil.

Sudan’s President Omer Al-Bashir announced following, the end of fighting with South Sudan’s army last week around the oil-producing area of Heglig, that Khartoum will never allow South Sudan to export its oil via Sudan again.

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  • 25 April 2012 09:11, by Diu J.Kuek

    Yes such action should be taken before more than 153 are still working in our oil company for what?let them leave our land within 24 hours since they designated our Country is an enemy state no more business with TERRORISTS remaining bullets between us no peace any more.

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    • 25 April 2012 11:36, by Mach

      Not just oil workers, but any Sudanese in South Sudan should be expelled; most of them are in the South as spies and help coordinate Ariel bombing with electronic communication devices.

      Make no mistake about them; they are a security risk in the South now as the all-out war started. The war has just begun!

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  • 25 April 2012 09:11, by E. Defense Forces
    • 25 April 2012 09:14, by Dinkawarrior

      for your information!!!

      The same man who doesn’t need to be mentioned said” Bashir hired Al- Jazeera employees and independent personnel medias behind closed doors within the government of South Sudan and in the military areas to provide full information on how they plant to topple it government”

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    • 25 April 2012 09:14, by Dinkawarrior

      for your information!!!

      The same man who doesn’t need to be mentioned said” Bashir hired Al- Jazeera employees and independent personnel medias behind closed doors within the government of South Sudan and in the military areas to provide full information on how they plant to topple it government”

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  • 25 April 2012 09:29, by Ayom Dor

    That is great guys!! we are independent and must be able to run our own affairs in the Country without Foreigners...
    We will only be requesting Experts on hiring for short period..

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    • 25 April 2012 09:44, by Gatjiek Anti-Arabs

      Where is Dr. Lam Akol? #I haven’t heard him since the tensions began with Khartoum. I’m afraid he might be going back to his master Bashir soon. For these Arab remnants, I prefer they either give them the bullets which remained from the fronline or walk all the way to North Sudan. It’s a rubbish to welcome any Khartoum plane to "come and pick them" in South Sudan territory.

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      • 25 April 2012 10:11, by Smith

        Dr. Lam Akol has 3 months in Khartoum and must be behind all issues that Bashir speaks of the regime change in Juba...who do you think among those rebels could be the president of South Sudan...none of them except their stooge Dr. Lam sitting in Khartoum as the chairman of political wing of SSLA/SSDA/M

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  • 25 April 2012 09:37, by Smith

    Waaah, South Sudan does not know who their enemies are? you are still keeping those fake Arabs in the oil fields when their master Bashir is making noise and bombing civilians in South Sudan? let them go and find jobs in Khartoum or go irrigating farms since we have closed down all oilfields.......Southerners were chased away from police academy by those thugs ....why maintain their workers here?

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  • 25 April 2012 09:51, by Ayom Dor

    Whatever be the case, We thank those Northerners for their good work done but since we are now new Republic, the rules could not allow you to work in the new RSS especially given the current situation btn two countries.
    We don’t regret that you can start a new life elsewhere in your own country because there are people who r capable of replacing you..

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  • 25 April 2012 10:12, by Waucity

    There is no doubt that our government has been very slow with the issue of building a new pipeline, Must not look back, just build pipeline once and for all..You take some risks, don’t be afraid, Also give Nubian refugees, land to cultivate, they can not die of hunger in our soil...Thanks.

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  • 25 April 2012 10:17, by Ngiechjam

    Let them leave they have been with Arabs of Sudan since and no need for them, we may get other laborers 2 do the work, they have swallowed KHARTOUM’s saliva, WORLD is wide, SPLA abi tiem zmanda aci jal ben koc tueng abi aya koc cieen ku koc cieen abi aya kon tueng.
    thanks RSS

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  • 25 April 2012 11:12, by Ngiechjam

    lET THEM LEAVE THEY ARE NOT SAFE TO WORK ANY LONGER> THIEVES

    SPLA oyeyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • 25 April 2012 11:24, by philipdit wol

    Let them go our relationship was already cut off, Between North South, What next is the issue?

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  • 25 April 2012 11:54, by mohammed ali

    They are most welcome.It is good that the government is sensing them an aeroplane to collect them back home.They are qualified and well trained engineers, we need them here.Our government should not be like SPLA theifs an ask for extension of their stay outside their country or leave them stranded in Kosti without food,shelter, money or health care!

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    • 25 April 2012 13:09, by kingdom

      @mohamed Ali
      yes ! let them go, but they will feel the pains of loosing their jobs since their is no oil exploitation in the North. hopeless they will be!

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      • 25 April 2012 14:12, by Mach

        With the South Sudan rich of its natural resource, it can survive without Sudan, but Sudan economy is not going to survive without South Sudan! That’s a fact! Believe it or not, it’s what it is.

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      • 25 April 2012 14:51, by mohammed ali

        Kingdom, who told you there is no oil exploration in Sudan! You are just assuming out of hatred! You will be surprised, very soon; & burst with hatred!There is no oil exploration in SS & there wouldn’t be any explorationtime soon, as long as there is no security and there is a very corrupt billigerant government.

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  • 25 April 2012 12:35, by tomm

    Tit for Tat. That is the right Decission, you have to be careful always.

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  • 25 April 2012 12:56, by kingdom

    let them feel the pain of poor relationsgship their government had caused to affect them. i wish them killed why not? their gov’t has been killing civilians in the same unity state, i wish our secret servicemen deal way with them.

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    • 25 April 2012 14:17, by Lango2010

      Big No brother it is inhuman to kill innocent people they were our brothers yesterday. they will only blame their Bashir for branding RSS an enemy no.one
      South Sudan is a God Fearing Nation
      forgive your enemies and pray for those who hate you
      that is why God is always on our side in all difficulties
      SPLA oyee South Sudan Oyee

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      • 25 April 2012 20:49, by North Sudan

        Longo..where were you when SPLA savages went to Heglig and killed and destroyed?

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  • 25 April 2012 14:23, by Samzil-Messiah 2

    No Matter How Unethical This Is...We Can Do It Over And Over Again Without Any Remorse Since Bitch@ss Bashir Distorted The Diplomatic Relationship Btwn Us And Furthermore He Manipulated The Minds Of His Ignorant Citizens By Feeding Them The Wrong Information/Malarkey.

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    • 26 April 2012 00:02, by mohammed ali

      Samzil, ignorant citizents! who are the ignorant citizents? Is it we or those who are still runing naked in the jungle? Watch you words carefully!

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      • 26 April 2012 07:27, by Samzil-Messiah 2

        @ Mohammed Ali
        Just Laugh Now And Cry Later...Being Naked Doesn’t Necessarily Mean That U’r Ignorant...Just Because Your NCP Chimpanzees Wear Jalabia And Military Khakis Doesn’t Mean That U Guys Are Smart...Get That In Your Thick Skull.Now Let’s Get Back To The Matter At Hand...Your Sudanese Workers Are Gone,Let Them Work At Sanitary And Sewerage Companies In Sudan.

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  • 25 April 2012 16:21, by wadelsudan

    Sudan will not allow the south oil to pass through the north again as a service to our brothers in the south because kirr and his thugs will steel half and use the other half to fund the war
    Let him build anther pipline that will take 5 years to finish and cost 6 billions $ and will be sabotaged by ugandans and kenyans daily
    Ki has commited suicide when he invaded hegleg, let SPLA-N help him ou

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  • 25 April 2012 16:26, by wadelsudan

    Sudanese people has zero trust on SPLA regime,they are hypocrate and hate the north with no reason, we will severe all trade ties and build a fence ,kirr has broken it now he has to own it, we will all also pray for regime change in uganda the sworn enemy of both sides of sudan

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  • 25 April 2012 19:27, by North Sudan

    "South Sudan appears to have suffered a large military defeat in Heglig - a disputed oil-producing area - over the weekend with an AFP reporter there saying the number of SPLA soldiers lying dead on the ground was "uncountable".

    It is good that Sudantribune started to tell the truth which Salva and his asstants tried to hide

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  • 25 April 2012 23:20, by Northern Sudanese

    come back home brothers.........leave that dying country behind you, come to your land SUDAN, forget about hungry south sudan. lets build our land SUDAN together :) ......... we will be producing more oil than the south by 2016 and we also have much gold and agriculture........lets stand united, lets build our nation and kill all traitors......

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    • 26 April 2012 02:40, by Observer

      Northern Sudanese.
      You obviously dont live in Sudan or if you do you must be in a job that protects you from the relaity of what is happening here. People are suffering, prices for basic food etc has jumped up so much- there is no foreign money available from banks etc..
      Open your eyes and stop beleiving the propoganda you are being fed and look around- see the hungry, the poor etc

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