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June 1, 2012 (JUBA) - A top Sudanese rebel commander on Friday called on the international community to “unilaterally and urgently” deliver humanitarian aid to the civilian population fleeing a nearly conflict and depletion of food stocks in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

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Abdel Aziz Adam El-Hilu (ST)

"Khartoum is just buying time. The international community should not accept what comes out from Khartoum. What they say is not what they do," Abdel Aziz Adam El-Hilu, a former Deputy South Kordofan Governor turned top rebel commander said on Friday.

El-Hilu accused Khartoum under the leadership of President Omer Hassan al-Bashir of dishonouring many agreements including key provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended Sudan’s civil war in 2005.

Failure to implement key aspects of the CPA was one of the reason El Hilu’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) took up arms against the government last year.

Other triggers of the conflict were a disputed election in which El-Hilu lost his bid to govern South Kordofan and Khartoum’s demand that all armed members of the SPLM-N disarm or move south of the new international border created by South Sudan’s secession from Sudan in July 2011.

Since the conflict began over 100,000 refugees have arrived in South Sudan and Ethiopia receiving assistance from humanitarian agencies but Khartoum has not allowed camps and aid to be delivered to SPLM-N held areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile fearing that it would strengthen the SPLM-N.

"The international community should not accept any claim by the government in Khartoum. They are using relief as shield”, he said. The SPLM-N says it has accepted a tripartite proposal to allow aid into these areas by the Arab League, African Union and United Nations but the government of Sudan has prevaricated.

Sudanese government, for its part, demands that rebels should accept a ceasefire in the region before to allow humanitarian access to the SPLM-N held areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

The tripartite plan aimed to dissipate initial fears expressed by Khartoum that rebels would also benefit from the international humanitarian assistance.

El-Hilu said the international community; particularly United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has a "moral obligation to unilaterally" deliver relief aid to the civilian population without seeking approval from in Khartoum.

"They will never accept do what the international community says. And even if they accept, they will do something else. What the government in Sudan says is not what it does," says El-Hilu.

A UN humanitarian report of 25 May said that over the previous week "Sudanese refugees from Southern Kordofan’s Nuba Mountains arriving into Unity State continue to show signs of malnutrition."

This is "likely" to be due to a "lack of food and available humanitarian assistance in their areas of origin" the report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.

During May, Some 430 Sudanese arrived on daily basis into Yida refugee camp in South Sudan Unity State where there are 35,000 refugees.

This represents "a 47 percent increase over the arrival rate we saw in April. At this rate, the camp population will exceed 40,000 by the end of the month" the UNHCR spokesperson said last week.

From Blue Nile, 10,000 Sudanese refugees crossed into Upper Nile State between 18-24 May, bringing the number of refugees in the state to over 80,000 people. According to UNHCR, "the new arrivals were exhausted, having walked for several days after fleeing their villages in the wake of continued fighting".

UNHCR further said that an estimated 20,000 Sudanese are in the Elfoj - a border area between Blue Nile and South Sudan’s Upper Nile State - having fled ongoing fighting between the Sudan Armed Forces and the SPLM-N.

UNHCR staff at Elfoj are reporting that as many as 40,000 more displaced people could be on their way to South Sudan.

El-Hilu, who is also the commander in chief of the SPLM-N forces, said his forces were committed to providing security to humanitarian agencies in areas under the control of the SPLM-N and commended efforts being exerted by relief organisations operating to assist refugees in South Sudan.

"The humanitarian agencies which are on the ground are trying their best. The UNHCR and the World Food Programme are currently distributing emergency food rations. Some organisations like MSF have started to provide basic health service to the people", he said .

The UN Security Council in its resolution 2046 of 2 May demanded Sudan to allow international aid groups to work in the rebel held areas in Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice after a UN Security Council meeting on 31 May, expressed her "dire concern" about the situation in the two southern Sudanese states. She further said the situation refugees who crossed the border into Yida "is absolutely alarming."

However, Sudan’s Ambassador to the UN, Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman, blamed Juba for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation saying the support it provides to the rebels is behind the escalation of violence there.

He demanded the South Sudanese government dissociate itself from the rebels "to enable the Sudanese government and the international community to channel humanitarian assistance to the needy people" in the areas affected by the conflict.

The influx of the refugees fleeing conflict was putting tremendous strains on limited resources in this remote area of South Sudan, UNHCR said on Friday. Doro camp in Upper Nile is running out of space, with more than 37,000 refugees already living there while Jammam is grappling with a lack of water despite continuing efforts to drill deeper wells.

UNHCR says it "is in the process of relocating 15,000 refugees from Jammam to Doro and Batil to ease congestion and the pressure on limited water supplies in Jammam."

"The first rains and muddy roads are slowing down the movements. Some groups are moving on their own from the border to join their communities in Doro and Jammam camps," UNHCR said.

The current influx brings the total number of Sudanese refugees in Upper Nile State to about 100,000. While Unity State is hosting another 38,000 refugees from Sudan’s South Kordofan State.

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  • 2 June 2012 09:24, by SEE ME

    To hell all members of SPLA-N and in particular the DARFURIAN rebels who killed my relatives in 2004 in their Budwin camps while SAF in big cities of DARFUR.

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    • 2 June 2012 09:28, by SEE ME

      SPLA-N must stop begging for help and go for war to the last child.

      SPLA-N you killed many of my tribe. It is the ethnic cleansing in your dirty minds.

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      • 2 June 2012 12:00, by zulu

        SEE
        If you were to see, then you would be able to know and notice that fighting SPLA north is practicaly an inane idea. NCP recognized that and ask SPAL,S to diasrm SPLA N. But we cannot do that because Khartoum has not disarmed NCP south. NCP South is practical in the South Sudan and we have not jailed or threatened them, but allowed them even to share governance.

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      • 2 June 2012 19:34, by mogokafi

        Mr. SEE ME you don’t know what you talking about. You are out of touch with realities so please cease your fabrication lies. First, SPLAN never attacks civilians anywhere in Sudan. Secodly, it has always released its war detainees either in the Nuba Mts or Blue Nile since war began last year. On the contrary, Sudan gov’t is the one committing ethnic cleansing in Darfur, Blue Nile, and Nuba Mts.

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      • 2 June 2012 20:23, by mogokafi

        SEE ME, I don’t know how dull-witted are you that you can’t sense any truth that you see with your own eyes. Have you seen any SPLA-N’s war aircraft or jet fighter indiscriminately striking a town or a village any where in Sudan? if you are from Blue Nile, Darfur, South Kordofan, your tribe is being cleansed by SAF and SPLA-N or SRF and this is a fact.

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    • 2 June 2012 09:30, by South South

      See Me and Northern Sudanese,

      You two are big criminals hired by your uncle Bashir to spy on anyone aganist NCP. You see the culture of fake black Arab with laundry in their head.

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      • 2 June 2012 09:33, by Northern Sudanese

        South South

        its the truth but unfortunately, due to the fact that you lick da cowboys dirty ass you are unable to believe the truth

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      • 2 June 2012 09:41, by SEE ME

        South South

        Cut it short and Mr STOOL to try DARFUR again.
        Ask him why he ran away and left BULAD alone.

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      • 2 June 2012 12:35, by SEE ME

        South South

        Iwas grown with the smart and modest Sudanese DAWOUD YAHIA MOHAMED BULAD "ALLAHO YARHAMO"

        But Mr. STOOL who is leader of SPLA-N has cheated and betrayed him.

        When will Mr STOOL visit DARFUR again?

        South South forget about Northern Sudanese and come meet me in my beloved DARFUR.

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    • 2 June 2012 09:32, by Lang

      Janjaweed supporters, no one belives your lies.

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      • 2 June 2012 09:34, by Northern Sudanese

        Lang

        Damn, who told insect supporters to comment on their enemies website?

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      • 2 June 2012 09:37, by SEE ME

        Lang

        Ask this who is called Mr STOOL to try DARFUR again.

        Mr.STOOL left BULAD alone and escaped through CAR.

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    • 2 June 2012 09:39, by Snipper

      To hell also with sons and daughters of oil seekers ! Khartoum will soon collapse and your damp asses will be roasted !

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      • 2 June 2012 09:45, by SEE ME

        Sipper

        Iam ready to help Sudan to get most of the oil in blocks 3 &7 using the US drilling technology. Bear in mind that some small areas of these blocks are in SUDAN.

        Yes kuwait did steal REMAYLA crude oil with the help of US technology

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        • 2 June 2012 09:59, by Snipper

          I know because most of northern Sudanese are thieves and they are headed by notorious thug who depends on stealing and robbery ! i haven’t heard any country that legalize stealing but Sudan ! i believe it is because Muslims don’t go to heaven and therefore don’t care about life after death.

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      • 2 June 2012 14:05, by Northern Sudanese

        Snipper

        forget about khartoum, think about your country which is already collapsed XD

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  • 2 June 2012 09:24, by Northern Sudanese

    Who is responsible for all this trouble? of course its Mr. El hilu....If he just put his arms down since last year then fighting wont have let people leaving their villages.

    just like Darfur, There was no development in Darfur when Khalil was still alive, now that his dead, Darfur is finally developing.......Al hilu’s fate will be the same fate of Khalil Ibrahim who was killed by SAF last year!!!

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  • 2 June 2012 09:33, by SEE ME

    SPLA-N if you are true men then go to north SUDAN and kill them.

    You just hide and seek and kill only citizens of DARFUR.

    BASHIR is from north SUDAN then try his tribe and see what they will do.

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    • 2 June 2012 09:51, by Snipper

      mr see me !

      your master actually said the other day he would soon pray in Kauda but since then it seems your weak army is unable to break the barriers! You sons of oil seekers with your fake religion will all die with your faces fixed towards south!! you should not dream of getting food in the south any more.

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      • 2 June 2012 09:59, by SEE ME

        Snipper

        BASHIR will never be my master.

        BASHIR is in the dreams of all the idiots of SPLA-N.

        BASHIR is Sudanese citizen and I will defend him against the the trouble makers of ICC based on the constitution of 1956.
        Iam not member of NCP and told them that. but what about you who is selling his country to JEWS.

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        • 2 June 2012 10:17, by Snipper

          No mr see mee !

          You should accept the fact that there is no constitution in Sudan ! if there was then stealing would have been illegal and stoning women would have been stopped !

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          • 2 June 2012 11:07, by SEE ME

            sipper

            BASHIR came to power in 1989.

            We have constitution in Sudan of 1956.

            You better double check and reread it if you are SUDANESE before 1989.
            All sudanese have the right to change any regime or government but not to knee to the JEWS and cry to send national SUDANESE to outside court of SATANS that called ICC.

            I don’t agree with BASHIR in all but he is my SUDANESE brother.

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            • 2 June 2012 12:24, by Snipper

              You meant a constitution that legalize stoning ??? Hahahahahaha arabs are still in illusion when it is already 21st century! Northerners should be aware that women should not be stoned next door and we in the south keeping quiet ! We will agitate for the right of oppress and marginalized until sudan is disintegrated into small states that are answerable to their own needs.

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    • 2 June 2012 09:51, by Dinkawarrior

      Northern Sudan!

      The way you murdered Khalil was the same tactics you did to my uncle Dr. John Garang. This is my turn now to get your uncles, don’t cry next time when I uses my western friends to bring your uncle criminal Mr. Leech Bashit into justice.

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      • 2 June 2012 10:06, by SEE ME

        Dinkawarrior

        Don’t spread your lies here in this website.

        Khalil was NIF member and changed to PNP
        BASHIR was NIF member and changed to NCP
        Iam NIF member and still NIF but not NCP or PNP.

        Iam waiting for NCP & PNP to unite

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      • 2 June 2012 10:08, by Snipper

        Dinkawarrior!
        The son bitch behaves like wizard ! He would have been arrested in Juba and forced to drink hot chocolate before leaving for Haque should he had come ! We missed that opportunity and again we will soon find his ass.

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        • 2 June 2012 10:16, by SEE ME

          Snipper

          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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          • 2 June 2012 10:25, by Snipper

            There are no bad words in describing the truth ! And by the way there are no universities in south sudan since we were staying in captivity for the last 50 years. Universities are found in northern sudan where robbery and stealing are taugh as subjects. God will punish northern sudan !!!

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            • 2 June 2012 10:36, by SEE ME

              sipper

              "The son bitch behaves like wizard ! "

              Is your above statement part of the holy bible that rewritten by SPLA/M?

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              • 2 June 2012 12:11, by Snipper

                mr see me !
                SPLM uses Bible for spiritual guidance and believe me most of the SPLM leaders studied Bible and not like your Muslim brothers who refused to read quran and instead practice the laws of jungle !You fake arabs of sudan deserve to be beheaded and fed to lion den !

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                • 2 June 2012 12:23, by SEE ME

                  Snipper

                  Do you want to infrom that all the OBSCENE words used here in this website by SOUTHERN SUDANESE were been taught to them in shools and churches?

                  In the holy bible which with me and that printed in EUROPE and USA has NO OBSCENE words.

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                  • 2 June 2012 12:34, by Snipper

                    There are obscene words here ! i am only telling the truth and because some of you don’t accept the facts ,then you perceived them to be obscene when the are actually descriptive of what you guys do. You were advised by Alex de Wall not to steal because the pipe would be shut off but u didn’t, only to realize the fact after the prophecy !

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                    • 2 June 2012 12:44, by SEE ME

                      Snipper

                      Yes I will call "alHILU" Mr. STOOL because he cheated my best friend BULAD moreover he killed many ARAB ROOTED DARFURIANS.

                      Mr. STOOL started his genocides from KAFIYA KUNJI and ended near ED ELGHANAM (ED ELFIRSAN now) then escaped and left BULAD.

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                      • 2 June 2012 13:06, by Akol Liai Mager

                        Quote; "The ICC’s new chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda from Gambia, this month dismissed claims that the institution is pro-Western and anti-African; the majority of the entrants on their most-wanted list being Africans. She said her “focus is on Joseph Kony, on Bosco Ntaganda, on Ahmad Harun, on Omar al-Bashir."

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                        • 2 June 2012 13:30, by Akol Liai Mager

                          But the actual list the new Prosecutor held in her hand by the time of giving that quoted statement prioritised the focus on Omar Al-Bashir, on Ahmed Haroun, on Joseph Kony, on Ntaganda. This prioritising came about as Al-Bashir is the perpetrator of genocide and arms supplier to both kony and Ntaganda whilst Ahmed Haroun is the dealer and implementor of genocide on the ground.

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                          • 2 June 2012 13:53, by SEE ME

                            With all of its (ICC) weaknesses and apparent biases not withstanding, should we as Africans and the AU allow our leaders to run amok on this basis alone? Wouldn’t the correct course of action be to enforce the ICC’s warrants while at the same time putting pressure to bear on the ICC to do some introspection and reevaluate itself in order to retain the little credibility it still has?

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                        • 2 June 2012 13:55, by SEE ME

                          How has the ICC been perceived in Africa?

                          Many people see the ICC as pursuing its own kind of justice that primarily targets African countries, while others view the ICC’s heavy involvement in Africa as an aid to some African countries whose national governments are seen as too weak to effectively prosecute war criminals.

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                          • 2 June 2012 14:00, by SEE ME

                            The ICC court doesn’t have jurisdiction in the Middle East, since the countries there have not ratified its protocol. Neither has the United States. Most of the court’s 105 members are in Europe, South America — and Africa

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                            • 2 June 2012 14:52, by Akol Liai Mager

                              Good questions, just ask the President of Malawi, foreign Minister of Botsowana and Thabo Mbeki and you will get the answers on how Africans perceived the ICC indictment of NIF genocidal leaders and their regional allies such as Kony. Also, go to the Darfurian refugees camps inside Sudan and the neighbouring countries and don’t be surprised by seeing Photos of Ocampo in each tent.

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                              • 2 June 2012 17:22, by SEE ME

                                "In October 2006 Mr. Palme submitted a complaint claiming that Mr. Moreno Ocampo had sexually abused a female journalist in South Africa. "

                                So you support the sexual harassment and raping of our African young women by white men like Moreno Ocampo !!!!?????

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                              • 2 June 2012 17:27, by SEE ME

                                Akol Liai Mager

                                Mr. Palme had a recording of that phone call which he handed to the ICC president, calling for Mr. Moreno Ocampo to be dismissed for sexual misconduct

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                        • 2 June 2012 20:26, by SEE ME

                          Akol Liai Mager

                          Fatou B. Bensouda is a Gambian lawyer who is replacing OCAMPO.
                          She is blind follower to those who colonized GAMBIA and she is hoping to marry white man.

                          That is another face of the new AFRICA.

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  • 3 June 2012 00:22, by Mohamed

    What more proof is needed? Alhillu is in Juba!
    Where do the SPLA N rebels get support from?
    I rest my case.

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    • 3 June 2012 05:21, by mogokafi

      Mohamed stop lying. Al Hilu is not in Juba; he is in Nuba Mts as we are talking. Al Hilu leads his troops in every battle in the Nuba Mts; where is Al Bashir? He never leads his troops in a front line.

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  • 3 June 2012 02:54, by sudani ana

    3 JUNE 02:49, BY sudani ana
    By the way guys, where’s that idiot who kept going on about his fake prophet Ngundeng during Heglig war? He has gone very quiet. Ngundeng my ass. HaaHaa

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