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May 24, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Delegations from Sudan and South Sudan are expected to resume talks on Tuesday in Addis Ababa over the disputed issues, Sudan Tribune has learnt.

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Pagan Amum (left), chief negotiator from South Sudan, lead mediator for the African Union, Thabo Mbeki (centre) and Sudan’s head negotiator Idriss Abdu Qadir , attend African Union-led talks between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa on March 13, 2012. (Getty)

The chairman of the African Union High Level Panel on Sudan, Thabo Mbeki, met Tuesday 22 May with Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir after his return from Juba where he met president Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Mbeki announced that the parties will resume discussions next week without further details on the positions of the two countries or what they are going to talk about. While Khartoum repeats security issues should be first, Juba rejects attaching any conditions to resuming negotiations.

Sources close to the file, told Sudan Tribune that delegations, headed by defense and interior ministers from the two countries, will meet at the level of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) in Addis Ababa on Tuesday 29 May.

The meeting, which will discuss the implementation of security agreements the parties have already signed, will be attended also by the directors of the intelligence services from both sides.

In its communiqué of 24 April, the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) deplored the failure of the two parties to enforce a number of deals they signed on the administration and security of Abyei and the monitoring of border between the two countries.

The AUPSC cited the "Temporary Arrangements for the Administration and Security of the Abyei Area of 20 June 2011, the Agreement on Border Security and the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) of 29 June 2011, the Agreement on the Border Monitoring Support Mission of 30 July 2011, the decisions of the JPSM of 18 September 2011, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Non-Aggression and Cooperation of 10 February 2012."

The African body also demanded the activation of an ad hoc committee, under the JPSM, to investigate violations of border agreements.

In its 24 April resolution the AUPSC demanded the mediation, among others, to convene a meeting of the JPSM to discuss security issues "in order to ease the current tension, facilitate the resumption of negotiations on post-secession relations and the normalization of their relations."

The sources said the African mediation in agreement with the JPSM members might decide to send a verification team to consider the establishment of a buffer zone to separate the forces of the two countries.

Speaking to reporters after his first meeting with the Sudanese president on 20 May, Mbeki said that Bashir reiterated his commitment to the buffer zone.

"This means Sudan is committed to have a buffer zone on the border between the two states, 10 kilometers on each side, and also Sudan is committed to have a joint mechanism for monitoring the border and the buffer zone," he said.

The eruption of South Kordofan conflict in June 2011, between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and the Sudanese army added a new difference among the two countries.

Khartoum accuses Juba of supporting the SPLM-N and Darfur rebels who formed an alliance (Sudan Revolutionary Front) aiming to topple the regime of the National Congress Party. But Juba denies this and accuses the Sudanese government of backing rebel militias.

SPLM Secretary General, Pagan Amum, who is also Juba’s top negotiator, welcomed the resumption of talks and further accused Khartoum and the African mediation of violating the roadmap adopted by the United Nations Security Council in its decision of 2 May.

"Though the Panel has violated the roadmap; the government of Sudan has violated the roadmap. The Government of Sudan and the Panel are both responsible for not complying with the timeline of calling the two countries immediately before the deadline of seventeenth May," He said in a statement to Radio Miraya.

The two parties, in accordance with the resolution 2046, had to start talks within two weeks of the UNSC resolution of 2 May.

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  • 24 May 2012 09:55, by Dinkawarrior

    Kuramok/Kurnyel!
    I know your Sick Treasonist but SPLA/M is the Mother of our nation. All human being can make a mistake and correct it, you’r stil gonna come back to South Sudan. No matter of how you hate SPLA, George Athor is not gonna come back anymore. You better harry up now before we close the windows. Shame on you for being anti-your people!

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    • 24 May 2012 09:58, by SEE ME

      Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

      Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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      • 24 May 2012 10:09, by Dinkawarrior

        See Me!
        If your name is also known as Kurnyel then your cought, no matter how hide inside the internet! Shame on you!

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        • 24 May 2012 10:15, by SEE ME

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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          • 24 May 2012 14:57, by Hardball

            Sudan believed they can just push the issue of Abyei and Panthou under the table and everything will be okay to talk. >>>>

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            • 24 May 2012 14:59, by Hardball

              That’s what Sudan did during Panthou takeover by SPLA; they were there at the UN telling UN Panthou was their territory without SPLA on the other side to tell their side of the story that Panthou is South Sudan territory. It was ludicrous for the UN to make the judgment without hearing the other side.

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        • 24 May 2012 21:10, by Johndumo14

          Sudan army are digging their own graves in the border.
          How stupid sudanese army are? How can you burry your tanks and heavy artillary in the ground,these tanks and artillary will be for SPLA,and the holes will be used to burry them.
          The sudanese army are using world war 2 bomber,like antonov,
          you cannot use Antonov in the morden war,it can easily be shot down in a minute.

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      • 24 May 2012 10:11, by Aaban

        Your tribe Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of greedy and racist coward criminal clan of Ja’alin tribe are responsible for hate in the country yet you hidden behind other tribes’ names just like Bashir does, you have been fooling us for many years in the God name of Allah, for you silly called see me stope pretending to be from Darfur just be like your other brothers who always think that they are batter

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        • 24 May 2012 13:38, by SEE ME

          Aaban
          If your true Darfurian then let’s meet any where in DARFUR.
          You can choose any one DAJO of MOUNTAINANS ( SAGIRA, ALUDA, JIMAYZA, UMKARDOOS, FASHA,.....) OR MAHAJERIA where was kicked by ARFO-ARABS not by SAF

          Then you know very well who are nicked by SLM as JANJAWEED and UMCHOCHO

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          • 24 May 2012 13:44, by SEE ME

            Aaban

            Are YOU from BIRGID,FUR, MASALEET TUNGOOR, MEMA OR...?
            You will NOT be from ZAGHAWA from your weak language.

            Zaghawa are true worriors.

            BOTTOMLINE WHERE WE MEET IN OUR GREAT DARFUR?

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          • 24 May 2012 19:18, by Tiger

            South Sudan has been ready for the negotiation since day one,but the government in Khartoum are always quick to create some ways to carryout their devil acts to dismantle the peaceful solution for the negotiation process like the previous one in Addis Ababa,South is compliances to the UNSC & AU seem to Khartoum as foolishness and lack of strategy.

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            • 24 May 2012 19:31, by Tiger

              I have agreed with those of you who are rejecting the negotiation "IF"Khartoum government does not fully cooperated with UNSC and AU,

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              • 24 May 2012 19:36, by Tiger

                Sudan must withdraw it’s forces within Abyei,Panthou and all the contested areas before the negotiation take place.

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      • 24 May 2012 13:46, by Hardball

        Talked will not be happening with Abyei and Panthou under occupation in May 29th. SPLM/A are not that unaware of the game being played! They were fooled to full out of Panthou and what happened since then? Did Sudan respect the UN and AU? Absolutely not! I will be shocked if the SPLM/A is fooled twice!

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      • 24 May 2012 14:12, by Grace Amani

        My Dear!We correct people to stay on their feet,so if you want to join South You are wellcome.

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      • 24 May 2012 19:57, by zulu

        Joint border patrol? That aint happening. We are not Chad, and definitely not Libya. We are not allies likewise. We are foes and cannot cooperate on anything, let alone agreeing part of our territory is under your assumption.
        Let us see what is on your mind.

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    • 24 May 2012 10:01, by Dinkawarrior

      I hate you Mr. Money-mouth Mbeki! Whoever against my people will loser like Malowi President!

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      • 24 May 2012 10:05, by Dinkawarrior

        I hate you Mr. Money-mouth Mbeki! Whoever against my people will be a loser like Malowi President!

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      • 24 May 2012 10:09, by SEE ME

        Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

        Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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        • 24 May 2012 10:16, by Aaban

          We know now that in your Ja’alin blood, you are known for mass murder and racist and always hid behind others just like what you are doing here, why can’t you be like your uncle who always said he is our master? Coward clan that lived on other protection,

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          • 24 May 2012 13:39, by SEE ME

            Aaban
            If your true Darfurian then let’s meet any where in DARFUR.
            You can choose any one DAJO of MOUNTAINANS ( SAGIRA, ALUDA, JIMAYZA, UMKARDOOS, FASHA,.....) OR MAHAJERIA where was kicked by ARFO-ARABS not by SAF

            Then you know very well who are nicked by SLM as JANJAWEED and UMCHOCHO

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        • 24 May 2012 10:41, by man of the people

          SEE ME,
          what a fool are you! why do you keep repeating one message are you running out of English or something, anyway i cnt blame you in khartuom you have scarcity of English but you better stop writing on this web besides pagan amum will attend our traditional prist and he is going to defeat you in that nogatiation.may bashir rest in peace

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          • 24 May 2012 11:02, by SEE ME

            Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

            Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

            I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

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        • 24 May 2012 10:45, by man of the people

          we will defeat khartuom in talk and this kaffir call SEE YOU
          will with his fugitive leader bashit will suffer.

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          • 24 May 2012 10:58, by SEE ME

            Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

            Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

            repondre message

          • 24 May 2012 10:58, by SEE ME

            Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

            Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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    • 24 May 2012 10:34, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Buffer Zone was not among the outstanding issues to be discuss, where has this come from? Thabo Mbeki should explain on this because Omer Bashir and his alliances want to buy time.

      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 24 May 2012 13:48, by Darkangel

      MEPs debate Sudan-South Sudan crisis

      MEPs have called for an end to the ongoing conflict between Sudan and newly created state South Sudan, during a debate in the European Parliament on 23 May 2012

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/europe/newsid_9721000/9721943.stm

      "Kiir is incompetent...."

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    • 24 May 2012 21:00, by Johndumo14

      Sudan is pretending to resume talks on 29 May,iam sure after the talks of 29 may,the war is ging to start at once,because khartoum give conditions which SPLA will never agree,Even if SPLA is stupid ,will never agree these kind of demands by Omar. Spla occupation of Hegelig was to test the sudan army ,how strong they are,Now SPLA have discovered out that they can easily win khartoum army.

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    • 24 May 2012 21:25, by Johndumo14

      SPLA must teach sudan army in Panthou and in Abyei a lesson,that they will never forget!! SPLA must plan carefully how to distroy all the sudan army who are duk in in the border,Abyei and Panthou,not even a single will go alive ,it must be a waring to arab world that ,and to government in khartoum,that to fight unjust war never pays.
      Who ever come to fight SPLA in the south will not go back alive

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    • 24 May 2012 21:39, by Johndumo14

      Warning to those khartoum army who are duk in around Panthou and Abyei.They are in the SPLA death list.If there is any family in khartoum who has a relative who is a soldier in sudan army and is in those areas ,Hegelig or Abyei ,must find a way to escape or pretends to be sick,because danger is coming to them,make decision now before is too late!! Abyei and Panthou has border with Nuba,not arabs.

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    • 25 May 2012 21:09, by Johndumo14

      Why Sudan under Omar Hassan Albashir want to resume talks with the SPLA on 29 Maay? He mr Omar Albashir I think he must go for medical check up!!He said he canot talk to insects,he only talk by gun and bullets.Where are your guns and bullets?Only one person driving the 2 sudans crazy? Omar want the 2 countries to fight because of messariya arabs? People in the north must think twice!!

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    • 25 May 2012 21:30, by Johndumo14

      If Omar Albashiir refused to sign the remaining CPA issues,
      the only option is to overthrow Omar by force,SPLA-North and south sudan must unite with JEM Darfur rebels to form a strong army to force Omar out from power and he must be arested or killed ,this is the only way to bring peace in Nuba,Darfur and south sudan,let negotiations be given a chance ,ain this time SPLAnorth andJEMmustGETmoreGUNS

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    • 26 May 2012 10:24, by Johndumo14

      SOUTH-SUDAN AMBASSADORS AROUND THE WORLD MUST EXPLAIN THE HISTORY OF SUDAN ESPECIALLY SOUTH-SUDAN AND ALL OTHER issues that are not understood to some of the African leaders.HOW THE ARABS CAME TO SUDAN AND WHY PEOPLE ARE SUBJECT TO WAR?? AND WHY KHARTOUM CALL THESE AREAS ARE DISPUTED AREAS? WHO OWN THEM,WHO LIVE IN THESE AREAS UNTIL THE PRESENT TIME?AFRICANS LEADERS MUST ASK KHARTOUM,PEACE OR
      WAR

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    • 26 May 2012 19:36, by Johndumo14

      From 2005 up to 2012 sudan under Omar Albashiir is still playing mouse and cat game? why is Omar fooling south sudan leaders like stupid? The border of 1st Jan.1956 is well known,why is it difficult to demarceting the border? Why SPLA as a government of south sudan taking things very lightly? Khartoum army displaced civilians from these Areas
      phantou,Abyei,SPLA under Salva kiir must do somethingNO

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    • 26 May 2012 19:43, by Johndumo14

      THESE NEGOTIATIONS WILL GO NOWHERE,OMAR ALBASHIIR HAS ALREADY GIVEN CONDITIONS AFTER CONDITIONS,HE IS BUYING TIME
      OMAR HAS BROKEN THE AU ROAD MAP MANY TIMES.LET THE WORLD GIVE WAR A CHANCE!! SUDAN ARMY ARE CLAIMING VICTORY IN NORTH SUDAN AGAINST THE SPLA NORTH,THIS MOVE IS NOT GING TO BRING PEACE ,INSTEAD THINGS ARE GOING TO WORSE,SUDAN WANT TO SOLVE BY GUN,ONE PERSON MAKES THINGS HARD NO,WAY

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  • 24 May 2012 10:25, by 4Justice

    So, technically you are trying to get angels of darkness to come to light, life not death, freedom not slavery truth not lies, good not evil, justice not tyranny, human rights not torcher, spirit of trust kindness, brotherhood not domination and submission to a malevolent deity — remains to be seen...

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    • 24 May 2012 11:32, by SEE ME

      Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

      Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

      I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

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  • 24 May 2012 10:31, by pabaak

    So the meeting will be delay for two weeks, they need to jot it down who was behind this delay and could incurred sanction, also our delegation could not be drive by NCP agenda of security first. we need the border democratic first, this will determine our border with fake Arab before agree on anything, even we could go to court of arbitration if these landless people still claiming our ancestors

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    • 24 May 2012 10:34, by pabaak

      to be theirs because of present of oil on these places.

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      • 24 May 2012 10:38, by pabaak

        Ops, border demarcation rather

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        • 24 May 2012 15:20, by man of the people

          bashir used to bury his head in the soil that he is not ready for talk with insect now what happen i mean what make him agree to have a nogatiation with us. bashir is folish

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  • 24 May 2012 10:33, by Equatoria one

    The AU/UNSC must pressurize Khartoum to reach agreements. If not, Republic of South Sudan will opt for military action to safe guard the integrity of the nation and its people. Enough is enough.

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    • 24 May 2012 10:51, by Dinkawarrior

      Another name for Kurnyel is SEE ME!

      Whoever against South Sudan will be a loser like Malowi President!

      George Athor is not gonna come forever, you better harry up before we close the windows. God will punish Kurnyel for being anti-his own people. Shame on you!!

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      • 24 May 2012 10:57, by SEE ME

        Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

        Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

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        • 24 May 2012 11:33, by SEE ME

          Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

          Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

          I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

          repondre message

      • 24 May 2012 11:33, by SEE ME

        Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

        Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

        I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

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  • 24 May 2012 11:46, by 4Justice

    See Me, you seem to embrace the new age concept that ethnic cleansing and genocide is a necessary evil for mankind to evolve into higher consciousness. These luciferic doctrines have permeated academic thought throughout history. The concept of political correctness stems from the jungian principle of collective unconscious. Further, Jung believed not that good should overcome evil; good should be

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    • 24 May 2012 11:47, by 4Justice

      overcome evil; good should be integrated with evil in order to achieve wholeness.

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    • 24 May 2012 11:48, by SEE ME

      Most of SOUTHERN SUDANESE here in this website are very fluent in using bad, impolite, irrespectable, street women language and even behavior of bad boys.

      Is this what the universities and training centers in SOUTH SUDAN are developing the peoples there with it?

      I HOPE THIS REPETITION WILL MAKE THE UNCHANGEABLE WILL CHANGE and act like HUMAN BEINGS

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      • 24 May 2012 11:54, by SEE ME

        4Justice

        Pls tell your peole in RSS that the white people colonized us in Africa; they are not using bad and impolite language publically.

        I feel SHAME to rewrite their words belame them.

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  • 24 May 2012 13:26, by sudani ana

    To the idiot MAABAN
    You can fuck off. Us sudanese know who Ja’aleen are. We also know that you are from South Sudan trying to incite tribal hatred as you have in South Sudan. We don’t have tribalism in Sudan. We are all one tribe called Sudan. So nice try but it wouldn’t work.

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    • 24 May 2012 13:48, by Darkangel

      MEPs debate Sudan-South Sudan crisis

      MEPs have called for an end to the ongoing conflict between Sudan and newly created state South Sudan, during a debate in the European Parliament on 23 May 2012

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/europe/newsid_9721000/9721943.stm

      "Kiir is incompetent...."

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    • 24 May 2012 15:02, by Aaban

      Another mad coward from Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of Ja’alin tribe
      Yes this is not something new to us this is the tactic used by your Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya of Ja’alin tribe to term those who disagreed with them as southerners in order to get support from other tribe, now you are killing us and become your enemies, and anyone who disagreed with you will be called whatsoever you want,

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      • 24 May 2012 15:04, by Aaban

        Go head nothing new from your mentality, if we were one country, than how come your Ja’alin committed genocide in my region?

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        • 24 May 2012 16:46, by sudani ana

          Aaban
          I have no idea what you are going on about. I just know for sure that you are not Sudanese, you are South Sudanese trying to incite tribal hatred in our great country Sudan. What you couldn’t achieve in war, trying to do here. Will not work!!!!!

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  • 24 May 2012 16:42, by whatsayyou

    As it has been said that the talk is going to resume on 29th may 2012. I argue Khartoum to respect the former agreement and by doing so they have to allow the implementation of all outstanding issues.

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  • 25 May 2012 01:02, by Deng Thiak Adut

    Thabo Mbeki, who engage him in this fictitious panel? This man came into power in RSA by luck just like Bashire through default and criminal acts. RSS should not accept this very corrupt punter panel. Security is not our number one priority, borders are. Government of South Sudan should also realize that we cannot talk about oil this time.

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