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State of emergency declared along Sudan’s border with South Sudan


April 29, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government declared a state of emergency Sunday along its frontier areas with South Sudan, the country’s official news agency SUNA said, as the military stand off between the two nations continues.

The last three weeks have seen large scale clashes along the oil-rich and contested 1,800 kilometre international border, focused on the disputed Heglig area.

Sudan’s state of emergency will see the constitution suspended in South Kordofan, White Nile and Sennar states.

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s resolution imposes a trade embargo on nine-month old South Sudan, which separated from Sudan last year as part of a peace deal that ended two-decades of conflict.


Al Jazeera | Sudan declares emergency on border with south | 29 April 2012

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  • 29 April 2012 21:00, by hellonearth

    Good move Bashit, you will only fuel your quick removal from power together with your fake Arabs sooner. You want war well you will get one. But don’t say later that PLEASE DON’T KILL ME like your late brother Gaddafi

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    • 29 April 2012 21:11, by zulu

      You are right. These guys are dummies because thy keep repeating the same mistake expecting a different outcome. Their end is coming near becaue all those forces fighting them have exactly the same political problems we have with NCP together we will pust the NCP out. They are scared of us though, SPLA oyeeee.

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      • 30 April 2012 01:49, by Michael Angelo

        They feel a heat now. Let them taste the dirty game they have been playing to southerners ever since. SPLM has every means to deal with these thugs in Khartoum.

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        • 30 April 2012 02:15, by zulu

          Africa confidential said, out 6000 SAF at Panthou mid last month, 3500 could have been killed. Half of that has been wiped. SAF still believes in war when we got 8biln from the Chinese including military assistance. We will kick their asses even harder this time.

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          • 30 April 2012 05:57, by dinkdong

            Hey Zulu. Don’t you thinks they will share that 8bn dollars and deposit them into theirs bank accounts? I have already lose faith in these leaders

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      • 30 April 2012 05:52, by Mach

        It’s laughable that Khartoum believed they are imposing economic embargo against South Sudan when South Sudan was the only country feeding them for the last 30 plus years since the oil discovery in 1979. -----

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        • 30 April 2012 05:54, by Mach

          South Sudan just cut off 500,000 barrels of crude oil that used to transit to Port Sudan daily, what’s that called if it’s not an economic impediment? ------

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          • 30 April 2012 05:54, by Mach

            Are they really that highly irrational not to know that South Sudan is the one that is imposing economic embargo against them?

            If Sudan believed they are in control economically, why make unnecessary noises daily? They should stay quite as someone in control.

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            • 30 April 2012 06:09, by dinkdong

              Mach, I think you are right. We have done to them what may seem "economic sanction," but that’s to all of us (S.Sudan included). I am worried they will not be able to manage that 8bn dollars they just browed from China. They will share it among themselves like they did before.

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    • 30 April 2012 05:42, by Panthouandbeyond

      This is a deadly decision that Khartoum has ever made. Khartoum doesn’t have any legal rights to declare state of emergency along the border with south Sudan while border demarcation is among unresolved issues. So, Bashir needs to withrawl his decision before Juba declare driving them away and taking back Panthou by force.

      Panthou and Beyond

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  • 30 April 2012 05:48, by dinkdong

    I didn’t get it. What was the "state of emergency" for? To declare war? They’ve already did. Fighting? The two countries have been fighting for a month now

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