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Egyptian forces prevent Sudanese delegation from visiting Halayeb, says MP


May 27, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – A Sudanese delegation led by the minister of roads was forced to cancel a visit to the disputed town of Halayib after being prevented from entering the area by Egyptian troops, an official revealed on Sunday.

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Halayeb Trade Center (Yasser El-Rasoul)

Ismail Hussain, a Sudanese Member of Parliament (MP) representing the opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP), said while speaking at a regular discussion forum in Khartoum, that Egyptian army forces had prevented a delegation led by Sudan’s minister of roads, Ahmad Babikir Nihar, from entering Halayib two weeks ago.

According to the MP, the delegation reached the gates of Halayib while on a mission to inspect the coastal road linking Sudan and Egypt but was ordered to return back from whence he came by Egyptian forces stationed in the area.

Furthermore, he revealed that Egypt had sent a military plane to Halaiyb to monitor the movement of the delegation in order to ensure that it complied with their orders to leave the area completely.

Both Sudan and Egypt claims sovereignty over Halayib, which occupies an area of land measuring 20,580 square km in the border areas of the Red Sea coast.

The area, however, has been occupied by Egyptian forces since 1995 following a degeneration of bilateral relations as a result of a failed attempt by Islamists allegedly backed by Khartoum to assassinate former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa.


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  • 28 May 2012 10:48, by Pif Paf

    Now is not the time to take back halayib but its time will come for sure. At the moment we need to secure our southern borders from spla insects. For Halayib the Egyptian will beg for mercy like they did to Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago if they continue to illegally occupy it. Halayib is Sudanese and will always be Sudanese.

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    • 28 May 2012 11:01, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      insect mosquitos will bite you soon,no worry on that,but finish with egypt first.


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      • 28 May 2012 11:43, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

        It is an indication of sunset to the govt of Khartoum. We need other Sudanese from marginalized Sudan to take over the power of Sudan by all means.

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    • 28 May 2012 11:05, by Joseph Canada

      hahahaha.. just accept that Halayib is not yours anymore!! You have enemies everywhere now. soon everyone will just drop shit on your gates. Siku yenyu Imekuja ya kupanguza matako. mtajikojolea ka mafarasi.

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      • 28 May 2012 11:13, by Mi diit

        The coward forces of the fake Sudanese arabs have given up Halliab to Egyptians long time ago. They are told not to step their ugly feet on it, and Bashir obeyed.

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        • 28 May 2012 17:39, by Ruach

          Everywhere problems problem!!They will also have problems with Ethiopia for killing Yohanes the 4th in 1898 where they beheaded him and his head was taken to Omdurman by Mahdist Terrorists.They are known for killing the Ethiopian leaders and attempt to kill Mubarak of Egypt.They ’ve killed 2.5 millions in South Sudan and now killing many in Darfur,Nuba mountains and Southern Blue Nile

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    • 28 May 2012 11:38, by Abraham Ayom

      Look coward Arabs in Khartoum,Halayib is occupied by Egyptian Army,they fear to attack them. Israel raid Port Sudan many times, they fear to attack Israel & Ethiopia did the same on the border line with Sudan and they fear to response.

      We have probe you are really coward.

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      • 29 May 2012 15:52, by Ruach

        They have problems with Chad,South Sudan,Egypt,Ethiopia,Eritrea etc

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    • 28 May 2012 13:47, by Konybai

      I don’t believe these terrorist arab want to be of Northern Sudan in what ever they say, may be they are claiming Halayib like they way they are claiming south sudanese lands e.g. panthou, kafi kingi, hofura el nias and so many.
      is there any logic that Halayib is their land. big no.

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    • 28 May 2012 13:48, by Jewish Ally

      what myth and taboo to sudan to abandant is territory of Halayib to Egypt for 16 good years. was it because the is no oil in it? or was it because it was forcifully taken by Arab country?
      Panthou cause match alrm to Bashir and NCP not because it was part of Sudan we can clear see that it is because of it resources.
      What a shame to chase out on your on land by ivading Egyptian forces
      shame on you

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    • 28 May 2012 14:02, by Lorolokin

      Halayib is Egyptian territory and it will be part of Egypt land.
      Why is NCP always interesting in grabbing lands from others , the National conflict party (NCP) is just a bunch of crap.

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    • 28 May 2012 18:47, by zulu

      You claim foreign land, you will be crushed. I guarantee you this. The Alyab are purely white and they look like Egyptians. In the South we acknowledge our physical marks to diferentiate us between you who are of our color but claim to be arab. You cannot claim our l
      and as yours. Never in a million years.

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    • 29 May 2012 09:21, by G.star


      where is Swarami or suukh Al-Arabi, where is SAF?????????????????
      try to visit Halayib if u can.

      South Sudan will talks about the ownership of Kosti soon, because Kosti is belonged to South Sudan since 1802

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  • 28 May 2012 11:52, by viper

    Waw!!!!! Halaib being taken by Egyptian army!!! Where are the Mujahidin???? How was it taken in 1995?? Oh it was occupied by Egypt after the failed assasination attempt by the Sudanese terrorist group on the former president Mubarak. Oh my God! What a great lost! How will the Eastern sudanese regain this good land?

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  • 28 May 2012 13:13, by Thorbanat

    Ladies and gentlemen Halayib is Sudanese territory. We should not accept Egypt to take that land because in 50 - 100 years to come South Sudan will use military might to repossess Northern Sudan including Khartoum and Halayib. I am certain that one day, Sudan will be one and will be rule by South Sudanese. Therefore, in my opinion, Halayib is part of Sudan for South Sudan strategic reason.

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  • 28 May 2012 13:44, by Waucity

    Boarders of Sudan are those of 1956..Now, any egyptian take over after this time is definitely illegal...Well, let the north feel weakness, because it felt all these years that they glory of Sudan will be seen through an arab in Sudan..We were slaves, imagine.

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  • 28 May 2012 14:40, by solider

    hay south sudan ppl, what about ELIMI TRAINGLE? did u inform kenya that it belongs to south sudan? that traingle is rich in oil gold and uranium.

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  • 28 May 2012 15:51, by Abraham

    What goes around come around! The fake Arabs have to know that the same sentiment they have against Egyptians for occupation of Halayib, is the same sentiment South Sudanese have against FAKE ARABS occupation of Abyei, Heglig...etc.

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  • 28 May 2012 15:51, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Hi,writters the Arab delegations are not fear there are two things following: 1. Halayib is not Sudan it is border. 2. The delegations has no force to resist the demand. Arab in Khartoum are not weak. Take an example in Heglig battle how many casualities you have obtained from that field.

    Am not an Arab am South Sudanese from Rumbek.

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    • 28 May 2012 17:36, by Akook

      Don’t associate mighty Rumbek the mother of South history into your scandalous comment of supporting these mad Arabs ..They cry now when it’s chicken coming to roost in their backyard. Let them face it

      Even American strategic experts recently believe South Sudan has got a well train seasoned force to contain any ground incursion. you still have illusion, Arabs are stronger..

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      • 28 May 2012 20:52, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam


        am talking truth in the websites writters should tell right. This web is not simple of which you noncent.

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  • 28 May 2012 18:10, by Northern Sudanese

    Halai’b will return to sudan...........when halai’b was taken, sudan was still in civil war........however, even black arabs in halaib themselves, some claim to be egyptian and not sudanese.........

    Halai’b will return to sudan as soon as sudans problems are finished........

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    • 28 May 2012 19:13, by homeboy

      You are right and it is easy to identify Sudan problem(Bashir ,NCP and their cronies).

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      • 28 May 2012 21:24, by Northern Sudanese


        i am capable to agree with halve your statement. Sudans problams are the SRF, SPLA and Sanctions...........Currently, Sudan is under an arms embargo as well........this has led to secret weapon purchases....... Sudan is not aloud to acquire US weaponry while Egypt is getting bilions of US military aid per year.....signing peace with SRF, closing ties with SPLA and removing sanctions and

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        • 28 May 2012 21:29, by Northern Sudanese

          the arms embargo, then we could look back to retaking Halaiib........

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          • 28 May 2012 22:10, by homeboy

            The question remains ,why was it lost from the beginning .

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            • 28 May 2012 23:11, by Northern Sudanese


              Sudan was in civil war
              Sudan was (still is) under sanctions
              Sudan was weak
              Sudan was banned from acquiring US weapons

              thats how it was lost..........However, when Sudans problems are over, Sudan will retake Halaiib. by law or force, Halaiib will return. look at the natives of Halaiib, they are more Sudanese than Egyptians. their accent is more Sudanese.............than egyptian XD

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              • 28 May 2012 23:18, by Northern Sudanese


                when Halaiib was taken, Egypt had an army of over 600,000 soldiers while sudan had an army of 70,000 soldiers fighting the SPLA with only land cruisers. on that time, oil wasn’t being pumped or wasn’t as today. the civil war has left the sudanese army one of the weakest armies in africa during the 90’s (when halaiib was taken)

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    • 28 May 2012 22:16, by South South

      Northern Sudanese,

      First time to see you telling the truth. Those fake black Arabs in Sudan should think carefully and come back to unite with their brothers ( black Africa who look like them). They will be given very warm welcome. Nothing really is good to be fake black Arab. Welcome back to your people who look like you.

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      • 28 May 2012 23:03, by Northern Sudanese

        South South

        i didn’t say that they are not arabs, i said they are not egyptian. but we sudanese never ever claimed that we are not african. its just you south sudanese who never understand. we always said that we are afro/arab thats why we are black arabs.

        we are proud to be arabs because arabic is the language of the quran. the closer you are to arabic to closer you are to the quran.

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  • 28 May 2012 23:05, by Northern Sudanese

    when we coming to Egypt taking land, it is not something new in the continent. their are territorial disputes all over Africa, Halaiib is just one of them. territorial disputes have nothing to do with culture.

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