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Austerity Plan: Sudan’s NCP bracing for 30% reduction of government size

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June 6, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The governing National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan has decided to relinquish 30 percent of its representation in both executive and legislative authorities nationwide as part of austerity measures the federal government intends to apply in order to salvage the country’s ailing economy.

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Members of Sudan’s new cabinet take their oaths in Khartoum 10 December 2011. (Reuters)

A reliable source told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the NCP’s leadership has made a decision to slash the number of the government’s executive and legislative organs by 30 percent, which will come out of the NCP’s share without touching the shares of other parties participating in the government.

The NCP dominates both the legislative and executive branches of Sudan’s federal government, including the 345 member parliament and the 31 portfolio cabinet. There are a handful of other political parties participating in the cabinet, the most notable of which is the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Mohammed Osman Al-Mirghani.

The move to cut government size appears to be intended to reduce the anticipated public reaction to the NCP’s recent decision to lift fuel subsidies.

The source, who asked not to be named, said that he expects the decision to be announced officially next week. He added that NCP and government officials had agreed to the plan as part of efforts to confront what he described as the hardest experience the ’salvation government’ is enduring since it took power 23 years ago.

The source further revealed that NCP leaders are in fear over possible street protests as the dire economic situation worsens further. He pointed out that the planned reduction would extend beyond the federal government to include executive and legislative branches of state governments.

He also added that the decision to reduce the government size would be announced before the execution of plans to lift fuel subsidies in order to mitigate potential public reaction to the cutting of fuel subsides.

Sudan’s economy went into deep recession following the loss of nearly 75 percent of the country’s oil resources when South Sudan seceded in July 2011.

Inflation has been on the rise, hitting 30 percent in May, mainly on food prices which continue to increase as the local currency depreciates due to the fact that the country’s reserves of hard currency were sharply curtailed following the loss of oil revenues.

NCP critics accuse it of having an inflated government whose spending is out of proportion with the country’s economic situation.

After resisting the finance minister for five months, NCP’s parliamentary bloc endorsed last week a plan to lift fuel subsidies. In return, they demanded a number of measures to mitigate its effects.

The MP’s asked to reduce the number of ministers to 25, cut the privileges of constitutional post-holders. They also asked to sack the minister of finance Ali Mahmood Abdel-Rasool on account of his responsibility for a number of wrong economic policies.

Meanwhile, NCP’s leadership organised a briefing at the party’s headquarters in the capital Khartoum on Wednesday and informed the party’s rank and file of the austerity measures that will be taken.

The NCP member and minister of finance Ali Mahmood said at a briefing at the party’s headquarters that the government’s plan to cut expenditure includes elimination of allocated funds to government buildings, a moratorium on importing government vehicles, hiking salaries of state employees, reduction of cabinet, imposition of greater taxes on telecommunication companies and retention of subsidisation of consumer products.

He added that they recommended to the president that the cabinet be reduced first before applying the decision to lift fuel subsidies.

The minister said that the increases in the price of fuel would be compensated by increases in salaries. He also announced plans to cut privileges of state officials, declaring that no minister would be able to go to Haj or Muslim pilgrimage on government fund and that every minister would be given one car only. "The era of the Madame car is no more".

Ali Mahmood said that introducing these reforms would enable the Sudanese economy to recover "in one year or less", he however warned that these austerity measures must be fully implemented or else the economy would end up grappling with a scarcity of basic commodities. "We will not let the country meet such fate".

The NCP’s deputy chairman Nafie Ali Nafie said on Wednesday that economic reforms had become a necessity that cannot be delayed if the Sudanese economy is to be stabilised. "We will not be like ostriches burying our heads in sand. The government will reward the people with bold measures".

Addressing the same briefing, Nafie accused opposition parties of creating panic over the NCP’s decision to lift fuel subsidies but he vowed to show no leniency in doing what’s necessary. He further threatened that they would crackdown on those dreaming of a regime collapse due to the lifting of fuel subsidies.

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  • 7 June 2012 09:34, by Gäär

    Look at whats happening now. Arab-wanabe springs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 7 June 2012 09:55, by zulu

      Gaar,
      Dont look at it. These guys were bosting of gold excavation and other measures to address their economic woes. May has just passed slightly well for them. Let us see July to August. Without the halting of oil, sudan was already on the verge of collapse and so the deal to pay 36$ per a barral was to address this issue

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      • 7 June 2012 10:33, by Aaban

        Collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse Ja’alinan economy so that we will get rid of your hypocrisy in Sudan, don’t tried to intimidate people due to your wicked cowardice crazy attitudes of greediness in the country that you never defend on your blood but with your murdering other African children, hope the hell is deem to doom, JEM can do better t

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        • 7 June 2012 14:21, 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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          • 7 June 2012 15:05, by Mach

            SEE MEE, you posted this comments a hundred times already. If you can’t read or write, fine someone that will write comments and read then post them for you!

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          • 7 June 2012 15:08, by Mach

            SEE MEE, you posted this comments a hundred times already. If you can’t read or write, find someone that will write comments and read then post them for you!

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  • 7 June 2012 09:39, by Thorbanat

    Actually both Khartoum and Juba need to slash down their sizes of both the executive and legislative in order to contain government collapse. They need to slash down the size of ministers to 18 or 19 and legislature to 300 or 297 if they are to effective manage the economic down turn which is a reality. Basically, this is an economic measure by NCP to stop government collapse by June 2015.

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    • 7 June 2012 10:10, by Sudan virus

      Thorbanat!

      The topic is " Sudan’s NCP bracing for 30% reduction of government size".
      Why bring South Sudan in? Please, i repeat again! South Sudan has became a separate /independent country in July 9 2011 named the Republic of South Sudan.In other wards last year.

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  • 7 June 2012 09:39, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    NCP should not starting crying like babies on austerity measures the federal government intends to apply in order to salvage the country’s ailing economy,but they will not succeed in improving the economy again whether by crook or crooked,soon Panthou will be taken where will they have the oil for their conrrupted govt in Khartoum.

    OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 7 June 2012 09:40, by SEE ME

    "Sudan’s NCP bracing for 30% reduction of government size"

    That is wise decision

    But you need to put the right man in the right place based in his qualifications and experiences.

    Sudan has many professionals in all fields. GOS must do every thing to bring them back and to tranfer the technolgy to SUDAN in a very short time.

    10 years is enough for SUDAN to be well developed nation.

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  • 7 June 2012 09:41, by Ayom Dor

    Haha! Feel the pinch too Northerners!! We r all facing it rough!! Just swallow the demands of South Sudanese at negotiation table in Addis! then yr economy will be redeemed again!!

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    • 7 June 2012 10:00, by Northern Sudanese

      Ayom Dor

      ’’Just swallow the demands of South Sudanese at negotiation table in Addis! then yr economy will be redeemed again!!
      ’’

      if we dont swallow your demands, we will lose only 7% of gdp.......if you dont swallow our demands, you will continue living without 98% of your gdp.......we will survive, you will die of hunger like the other 5 milion S sudanese XD

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      • 7 June 2012 11:55, by eye-of-an-eye

        North Sudanese, I beleive South Sudan is so green and they have much to cultivate, they dont care much on economy fallout, southerners can survive without even a cent, coming to North i can see heaps of sand if not in South Kordufan, Blue Nile Sudan is now surviving on these states, but soon they will choose self determination, south has oil, gold, uranium, dimond, mercury and etc

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      • 7 June 2012 13:44, by Logic

        “Sudan’s economy went into deep recess when South Sudan seceded in July 2011” lololollolololol!
        “the economy would end up grappling with scarcity of basic commodities” lololololol.
        Yet these racist brainwashed retards want to talk about S.Sudan, get a grip on reality you fools. N.Sudan is in deep Sh**! You only have NCP and racist mentality to blame, either way, the SRF are coming. lolololololol..

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    • 7 June 2012 13:41, by Logic

      “salvage the country’s ailing economy” lololololool!

      “hardest experience the "salvation government" is enduring since it took power 23 years ago” Lolololololol.
      “fear over possible street protests as the "dire" economic situation worsens further” Lolololoooool.

      Retarded fanatics!

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  • 7 June 2012 09:54, by Northern Sudanese

    Our government is working very hard to improve our economy, i am 100% proud of them. the loss of 75% of oil has hit the economy hard, but it didn’t collapse thanks to the efforts of our government. Oil,Gold and Agriculture in the coming years will make the Sudanese economy rise again, even better than before because oil and gold prices are rapidly getting higher in the coming years.

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    • 7 June 2012 10:02, by SEE ME

      Northern Sudanese

      Yes SUDAN is very rich with natural resources.

      SUDAN will support the world with wheat shortage in 2030 when the world population will reach 8300 millions.

      North-north is the best land for wheat in AFRICA based on WFO and WHO

      We need effective and practical plans

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      • 7 June 2012 10:39, by Northern Sudanese

        SEE ME

        Absolutely true, the coming years will witness a lack of many things specially oil,food and water. oil crisis are about to start, sudan has many untapped fields across the nation. water crisis 2020, Sudan has lots of underground water, we can survive it. food crisis looming in the next decade, Sudan has the capability of feeding quarter of the world population however effort is needed.

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      • 7 June 2012 10:43, by Northern Sudanese

        Sudan has got the exact resources which are needed in the coming world crisis and in addition, prices for this resources are on the rise, this would make Sudan economy shining in the coming 8 years.

        Sudan is also planning for a milion fedan for planting green oil in Shamaliya state. Green oil could be more worth for the west than the current crude oil as green oil doesn’t poison the environment

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      • 7 June 2012 10:45, by Thorbanat

        Mr. SEE ME,
        Why are you boasting like that. The economic situation for Khartoum is very blique production by 3030 is nonsense because people like us will be running GOSS and we shall make sure that 80% of Nile water shall be used for massive production including diversion of water to dry areas like Kapoeta. We expect the Nile water supremacy war by 2020 and Khartoum will go to hell.

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        • 7 June 2012 10:52, by Northern Sudanese

          SEE ME

          see, there are idiotic enemies who only wish to see our nation to stay down with them in the dark area. making up all kinds of nonsense........XD

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          • 7 June 2012 12:11, by SEE ME

            Northern Sudanese

            DON’T WORRY ABOUT OTHERS HAVE POSTED HERE

            PLS trust me that SUDAN has more crude oil than SOUTH SUDAN.

            If you don’t trust me then confirm what I SAID from any engineer from YOUR relatives in USA.

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        • 7 June 2012 11:59, by SEE ME

          Thorbanat

          Thin is not my report. It is the UN, WHO, WFO, LA, ...which was written by experts and specialists.

          SOUTH SUDAN cann’t grow all kind of seeds and even my DARFUR.
          I heared thar the GULF ARAB countries are comming to north-north SUDAN for agriculture.

          Iam true MUSLISM and I asked my country to allow all human basic needs to pass to RSS.

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        • 8 June 2012 06:13, by SEE ME

          Thorbanat

          The agreement about the usage of Nile water is very clear and well stated in UN.

          I hope that your GOSS will just tnink of REDUCING water to EGYPT.

          SO let SPLA/M get ready for war with the "weak" EGYPT.

          SUDAN will watch only

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      • 7 June 2012 10:47, by Aarai Baka

        To see me

        Where did u come with that figure of world population will reach 8300 million? Did u mean 8.3 billions people? Sudan has to support herself before jumping to support world by 2030.

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        • 7 June 2012 10:54, by Aaban

          SEE Ja’alin is an idiot with the evil soul, he don’t have anything in his brain that why he is a supporter of murderer and serial killer who recently pretend to be my Darfurain but lately show his really identity as coward murderer Ja’alinain wicked, clan of tribal president Bashir who married his own cousin, shame to fake believer,

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          • 7 June 2012 11:01, by Northern Sudanese

            Aaban

            Sudan in the future isn’t gonna be a nation looking towards south sudan. it will be a nation looking for the best and produce the best possible.

            Darfur,Kordofan,Red Sea resources all together combined will supply Sudan with everything needed.current crisis aren’t gonna stay forever.

            Sudan is a great land, the only thing which is keeping it down was south sudanese. now your gone :D

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            • 7 June 2012 11:15, by Aaban

              Collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse, collapse Ja’alinan economy so that we will get rid of your hypocrisy in Sudan, don’t tried to intimidate people due to your wicked cowardice crazy attitudes of greediness in the country that you never defend on your blood but with your murdering other African children, hope the hell is deem to doom, JEM can do better t

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          • 7 June 2012 14:15, 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?

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

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        • 7 June 2012 10:56, by Northern Sudanese

          Aarai Baka

          The future of Sudan is heading forwards, the Future of South Sudan is going backwards. Sudan has more wealth than South Sudan. the only thing which south sudan has is oil (running out by 2020) and agriculture. South Sudan land hasn’t got the capability of farming all kinds of crops, Sudan has as it has all kinds of fertile land.

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          • 7 June 2012 11:08, by Aarai Baka

            To northern Sudanese

            Don’t fools yourself, all agriculturals farming Sudan has are 95% owned gulf states mostly Kuwait, Qatar and UAE. All farmland sudan have are land lease to those countries for 100 years, so that mean all crop growing there has to feed the land leaser. Yea South Sudan don’t got capabilities of farming but in less than 10yrs u will see changes in south as it is not dry a land

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          • 7 June 2012 17:11, by Majongdit

            Northern Sudanese,

            Is the future of Sudan heading towards...what? You have nothing to say here.

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    • 7 June 2012 12:04, by eye-of-an-eye

      Is so funy when hiding the truth, Sudan economy is now sinking, you will witness, when those who are going to be remove from goverment will join rebels and overthrow your scarcrow Bashir, the only solution to bring back economy is to overthrow Bashir and rebuild Sudan economic after, Arab nation suspended funds to Sudan until further notice lol. NCP busy stealign now public funds and escape out.

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  • 7 June 2012 09:54, by SEE ME

    CHANGE in SUDAN needs NCP to be good listener to PCP.
    CHANGE in SUDAN needs PCP to be good listener to NCP.

    NCP and PCP were members of NIF.

    PLS go for PROBLEM ANALYSIS and let’s improve our PERFORMANCE as for Prof. SWANSON of MN, USA

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  • 7 June 2012 09:57, by Northern Sudanese

    for now, lets hope no war breaks out with the south. the south is falling and it wants to make sudan fall as well. it is just funny the way southerners care more about sudans economy than their own economy XD.

    war would stop efforts for improvement, of course since last year we were told that 2012/13 will be tough economic years. we are ready for it :)

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    • 7 June 2012 10:14, by SEE ME

      Northern Sudanese

      e.g.
      The land north KHARTOUM till SHENDI can supply the world with 5o% of their needs of ONION.

      SAUDI ARABIA and other GULF countries are spending billions of dollars for importing ONIONS.

      SOUTH SUDAN needs that too

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    • 7 June 2012 10:24, by Aaban

      The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy
      Ja’alinain will fell the paint in their ass since they encourage the country to be divided into two, poor & rich, we will clame our independent too, since we are being treat as second class citizen,

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      • 7 June 2012 10:45, by Corrector

        you are using the present tense far too often, you are not even a Sudanese citizen. People forget that The Sudan only started producing oil in 2002. We were doing fine in before the oil and we will be fine without it. Nothing unusual going on in Khartoum, a government taking the necessary measures for recovery. Like it or not, with the south or not, make no mistake of it, recovery will happen.

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        • 7 June 2012 10:46, by Thorbanat

          Mr. SEE ME,
          Why are you boasting like that. The economic situation for Khartoum is very blique production by 3030 is nonsense because people like us will be running GOSS and we shall make sure that 80% of Nile water shall be used for massive production including diversion of water to dry areas like Kapoeta. We expect the Nile water supremacy war by 2020 and Khartoum will go to hell.

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        • 7 June 2012 11:09, by Aaban

          Go and correct yourself. since you are coward wicked serial killer Ja’alin barking dogs,
          If I am not Sudanese, than who am i?
          He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to an arrogant Ja’alinain attitudes toward African tribes of Sudan,.
          You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak go fuck yourself,

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          • 7 June 2012 14:18, 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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      • 7 June 2012 11:01, by sudani ana

        Aabaan where did you steal the first three an half lines from? They sound too intelligent and articulate for you. This is called plagerism.

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        • 7 June 2012 12:02, by Aaban

          I don`t think you should go around talking trash about people because I think that`s how you get your hat handed to you. but I wouldn`t be so bold and arrogant as to say something disrespectful about you are Ja’alinain with nothing in your brain just like your attitudes thinking that everyone is useless like you, damn, you don’t even know english

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      • 7 June 2012 14:16, 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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      • 7 June 2012 14:23, 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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    • 7 June 2012 10:58, by Aarai Baka

      Wise u good economics planners. Sudan wasted lot of $$$$ on military hardware to killed her own people without thinking what will happen after South go away.
      To northern Sudanese, for sure war will break out again as I know it. Hardliners in ncp wants war to stay in power without giving people like a chance to make some change, or they will silence u, Die or keep quite.

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      • 7 June 2012 11:06, by Northern Sudanese

        Aarai Baka

        yes, we wasted lots of cash on military, but who is responsible? of course its you :D. now you are gone, we gave you your own country. now we are focusing on improving our nation but we dont know what you southerners still want from us?

        you want to get rid of bashir innorder to do anything you like but that wont happen as you have been wishing that for the last 25 years XD

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        • 7 June 2012 11:18, by Aarai Baka

          We want u to give freedom to NM,BN and Darfur then give women freedom too. Stop stoning mother please!! It too bad to see that woman getting stone while breast feeding that little 5 months old boy. I know u don’t mine but for me, I will opposed, that could be your sister but u help her not getting stone man.

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          • 7 June 2012 22:07, by Northern Sudanese

            Aarai Baka

            stay out of our cultural affairs, just a few weeks ago a police men shot 4 civilians for no reason in SS......no northerner said a word except ’SPLA Oyee’ lol XD

            we dont want anything from you south sudanese, Our only request is for you southerners to stay away from our affairs

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  • 7 June 2012 10:47, by Thorbanat

    Mr. SEE ME,
    Why are you boasting like that. The economic situation for Khartoum is very blique production by 3030 is nonsense because people like us will be running GOSS and we shall make sure that 80% of Nile water shall be used for massive production including diversion of water to dry areas like Kapoeta. We expect the Nile water supremacy war by 2020 and Khartoum will go to hell.

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    • 7 June 2012 10:52, by Corrector

      A cowards dream. Would love to see you do that with Egypt around. Sudan only uses 18% of the nile, so even if you did achieve the impossible by taking 80% from Egypt, we still wouldn’t be affected.

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      • 7 June 2012 11:13, by Aaban

        Go and correct yourself. since you are coward wicked serial killer Ja’alin barking dogs,
        If I am not Sudanese, than who am i?
        He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to an arrogant Ja’alinain attitudes toward African tribes of Sudan,.
        You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak go fuck yourself,

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        • 7 June 2012 14:17, 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

    • 8 June 2012 06:10, by SEE ME

      Thorbanat

      The agreement about the usage of Nile water is very clear and well stated in UN.

      I hope that your GOSS will just tnink of REDUCING water to EGYPT.

      SO let SPLA/M get ready for war with the "weak" EGYPT.

      SUDAN will watch only

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  • 7 June 2012 10:50, by Corrector

    Its always amusing seeing southerners enjoying whats going on in Sudan. Sudan is not in an ideal situation, but compared to whats going on in the south, its heaven. By all economic measures, inflation, growth in gdp, taxation recipets, current accounts and so on, the south is fucked. It is so fucked, it hurts dead john garang’s feelings.

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    • 7 June 2012 11:01, by Thorbanat

      Mr. Correction,
      You are a moron and every emotional and outdated poor Jihadist who have resorted to insult. Your language portrays your gruesome behaviors. The fact is that some of us shall punish Khartoum by denying them the Nile waters and we don’t care about Egyptians but we have a moral obligation to produce enough food for Southerners and their global clients like Israelis.

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      • 7 June 2012 11:11, by Northern Sudanese

        Thorbanat

        lol, by touching the Nile water you will be fucked up. Israel troubles are nearly over as even most westerners dont support it anymore.

        you are awakening the whole arab world by touching the nile. lol, Saudi Arabia alone fucks you all up in 20 days. we have our Alies Algeria,Morocco,Saudi Arabia the military powers in the arab world. who have u got? Uganda lol XD

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      • 7 June 2012 11:13, by sudani ana

        Thorbanat. Like I said before mess with the Nile water and 80 million thirsty Egyptians will have you for breakfast .

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      • 7 June 2012 11:16, by Corrector

        you can hope and dream till pigs fly. The reality of the situation is very different from what you believe, and its much darker and crueller than you hope. Enjoy the abyss of misery.

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    • 7 June 2012 14:04, by Logic

      Sudani ana, Corrector & N. Sudanese

      You guys are truly funny, the epitome of hypocrisy & ignorance mixed with NCP indoctrination and devoid of intellectual capacity. Your insults of S.Sudan wont solve N.Sudan’s problems nor does it justify your supremacist outdated attitudes. You are a great embarrassment to northern Sudanese in general.

      Retards! lol...

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  • 7 June 2012 11:07, by Thorbanat

    Mr. Corrector,
    You look naive and don’t have economic theory in your mind. Economically, there is a disparity between Khartoum and Juba. Juba is unshaken and will withstand any economic shocks. You talk about inflation do you really know what is inflation? Khartoum is on the brink of collapse and sooner there shall be streets demos and political unrest which shall bring an end to Jihadist rule.

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    • 7 June 2012 11:13, by Corrector

      try again. I am a CA and CFA, if you didn’t know what does that mean, you have my sympathises. I see a lot of hopeful thinking in your post. S.Sudan doesnt have the foreign currency reserves, it has hyper inflation and a collapse of gdp. If S.Sudan does survive 24 months, it will be a miracle.

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    • 7 June 2012 11:13, by Northern Sudanese

      Thorbanat

      Inflation in Sudan is 30% while Inflation in South Sudan is over 80%. you speak about economy of sudan collapsing while your own is already collapsed XD

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      • 7 June 2012 11:22, by Thorbanat

        Mr. Corrector and Northerner,
        South Sudan is endowed with multiples of unexploited minerals and has huge reserve of oil, goal, cement, uranium, cooper name it. It will use these resources as security to get money whenever they need it. What about Khartoum who do you have? When you talk of S. Sudan inflation over 80%, this is an assumption which economist don’t shallow. Juba economy is bright.

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        • 7 June 2012 11:28, by Thorbanat

          Juba economy is bright because by August or September, food prices will come down when the people start harvesting new crops. South Sudan will soon pumps foreign reserve as it is steady. Please don’t compare Islamist system of banking which Khartoum is using with conventional banking which Juba deploys. In conventional, lot avenues are open compare to Jihadist banking.

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          • 7 June 2012 11:32, by Northern Sudanese

            Thorbanat

            i cant stop laughing bro hahahahhahhaha!!!!!!!!!!!

            i haven’t such an idiot saying south sudan economy bright for months now hahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            haahhahahahahahaaaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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          • 7 June 2012 11:32, by Corrector

            you can hate is as much as you want, you can let it consume you. The reality of the matter, at a macro level, S.Sudan is a hell hole. In fact, its the reason why Sudan gave you the option to succeed. It was the right decision. You thought your the next south africa, but your the next somalia.

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            • 7 June 2012 12:01, by Thorbanat

              Corrector,
              Since 1983 no company have ever explore the mineral reserves in South Sudan. What you are talking is oil exploration and we do have more fields. There are huge oil reserves in Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria and Lakes State which are yet to be exploited. You talk of gold, South Sudan has the largest reserve in Kapoeta and diamond in Western Equatoria.

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            • 8 June 2012 03:51, by Mach

              Corrector, you guys are going down hard, I can feel the pain from your voice, but you’re not going to blame anyone else, you in Sudan brought it to yourselves!

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        • 7 June 2012 11:29, by Corrector

          S.Sudan could have the fountain of youth and no one would care. BHP Billiton already explored the south and evaluated the souths mineral reserves as insignificant. Exxon mobil already established Sudan (including the south) is no Saudi Arabia. Your best chance is industry. Which unfortunately for you, you do not have the skilled labour to support. Nor do investors like risky business like S.Sudan.

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          • 7 June 2012 12:07, by Thorbanat

            South Sudanese will never be like Somalia because they are African and they are not mad like Islamist or Jihadist. They are christian and no single Christian country can just be like Somalia but there is 100% symptoms of Khartoum sliding like Somalia because of leftist Jihadist fundamentalist acolytes.

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            • 7 June 2012 12:29, by Corrector

              most of the poorest countries in the world are African Christian countries, like S.Sudan. Like Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, CAR, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Mali and so on. Nothing extraordinary in S.Sudan. As I said, I see a lot of hopeful thinking in your posts.

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  • 7 June 2012 12:22, by sudani ana

    There was once a man
    Called the Dinka warrior
    He lived near the land of the Funj
    But he had the hots for Madina Tonj

    Let’s meet he says
    In Juba, Wau, or Yae
    The poor Dinka warrior
    Wanted to get his own wicked way

    Madina Tonj felt sick
    Go away she said, you prick
    For am a man, you see
    Wanna see my big dick?

    REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE

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  • 7 June 2012 12:22, by SEE ME

    TO ALL

    You must know that SUDAN is very very rich in all kinds of natrual resources including URANIM U3O8.

    SUDAN is the main supplier of sheeps and camels to ARAB GULF countries that makes MEAT expensive in SUDAN.

    AS engineer, SUDAN is the first AFRICAN country with all capabilities to use the RENEWABLE ENERGIES.

    SUDAN will be ONE OF THE feeders of FOOD for the world.

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    • 7 June 2012 12:33, by Corrector

      I am a northerner, and I hate it when fellow Sudanese people talk like that. Our livestock industry is efficient, we sell more cows than Australia sells sheep. The only way forward is the modernisation of that industry toward ranch style companies, which would be devastating to Sudan considering that industry employees 20%-30% of the population.

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      • 7 June 2012 12:34, by Corrector

        Plus Sudan will never have the resources to invest in agriculture since we need more water allocation since we are already maxed out. And even then, we do not have the energy resources to invest in our agriculture industry. Nor do we have the complimentary resources such as fertilisers to invest in that industry.

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        • 7 June 2012 12:37, by Corrector

          And ofcourse, the minerals. BHP Billiton, the worlds largest mining company established that sudan has about 450 Million tonnes of precious minerals. That is both in the North and South. To put that in perspective, BHP Billion mines 800 Million tonnes a year. The amount of mineral resources in sudan are insignificant by all international standards and possibly economically unfesiable to develop.

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          • 7 June 2012 12:42, by Corrector

            The reality is, There is nothing special about north or south. People just want the arab way of doing things, a country earning billions while everyone is sitting at home. In reality, we have more resources than france, but will never become like france cause no one wants to work in either side of the border. Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship are the only way forward, not oil, farming or mining.

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        • 7 June 2012 13:20, by SEE ME

          Corrector

          SWEET WATER durning the raining seasons is not used properly in DARFUR and KORDOFAN.

          We must build many small DAMS all over the two big states.

          ARAB GULF countries are spending billions of dollars just to obtain SWEET WATER through decilination plants and P/Ls.

          WIND & SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC is available in all SUDAN for for more than 13 hours per day

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          • 7 June 2012 16:16, by Corrector

            those two statements are contradictory. Perfect conditions to develop solar energy are the worst conditions for hydro-power energy & water management since the heat will evaporate most of the water reservoirs (which we don’t actually have), making it a very inefficient option considering the costs associated (using money we don’t have). Sudanese people need to wake up and start thinking.

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            • 7 June 2012 17:48, by SEE ME

              solar energy has 2 mainareas:

              1. SOLAR COLLECTER which converts SUN RAYS "INSOLATION" direct to HEAT and this can be used as PRE-HEATING for STEAM TURBINES.

              2. SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC is direct conversion of SUN rays to ELECTRICIY and there are 3 types of SOLAR cells.

              3. SOLAR COOKER

              4 North SUDAN can build another 3 HYDROELECTRIC POWER DAMS in north-north SUDAN for less EROSION-CORROSION problem

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            • 7 June 2012 18:02, by SEE ME

              YOU better think of the huge sweet water during raining season.
              e.g.
              ELFASHER-DARFUR has "GOLO" which supply the main capital of DARFUR with sweet for whole year.

              Drilling wells is very expensive and moreover in NIYALA water well drilling team failed to break throuth the ROCKY STRATA due to the lack of correct drilling bits.

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            • 7 June 2012 18:08, by SEE ME

              Even in oil drilling rigs there were many problems due to the lack of selection of right DRILLING BITS for the specific STRATA.

              Bear in mind that soil and STRATA resistivity are the main key and compel drillers when to use DIMOND DRILLING BITS.

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            • 7 June 2012 18:19, by SEE ME

              Well educated and well experienced emgineers must do ON-JOB TRAINING for the rural peoples about simple dams and ponds.

              I did that in my beloved DARFUR in my area with my people and they are very happy.

              Very soon I will train all not educated women in DARFUR to construct SOLAR COOKER with simple and cheap materials.

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  • 7 June 2012 12:39, by Pif Paf

    Reduction of the goverment size should be done regardless of the economic difficulties. There are too many goverment officials soaking up goverment resources with no visable output. We need a goverment of quality not quantity. This move is long overdue.

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    • 7 June 2012 12:42, by Corrector

      True. Why do we need a tourism minister now?

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      • 8 June 2012 04:01, by Mach

        You need tourism minister because that’s the way you’ll be making money from visiting foreigners for Spare changes to buy breads and poolmesir for survival.

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  • 7 June 2012 12:42, by SEE ME

    Northern Sudanese

    PLS let those narrow minded SOUTHERN SUDANESE to throw words and there.

    Did you hear of any company from USA specilized in oil & gas and ask for the design and construction of P/L in RSS?

    USA companies know very well that SOUTH SUDAN MUST & MUST transpot their crude oil through north SUDAN.

    If you want to know why ask any NACE specialist

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  • 7 June 2012 13:00, by Brainy

    Panicking sons of slave-traders? It’s just the tip of the iceberg. Time has come for you to swallow your pride. Ha ha ha!

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  • 7 June 2012 13:03, by SEE ME

    To ALL

    SUDAN has no economical problem.

    When this GOS come to power 1989 there was not one dollar.

    GOS can solve this fabricated problem in one day by reducing the big # of the unneeded positions.

    e.g.

    Let DARFUR to be one state instead of 5 states and 80% of unneeded positions will reduced.

    dollar will return to 2.7 SGS

    DARFUR is selling TO CAR sack ONION with sack of coffee seeds.

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    • 7 June 2012 14:40, by Thorbanat

      Jalaby,
      Jesus! what is going on Jalaby? It seem you are under-siege or in deep shit. Calm down ya Jalaba why are you going nut? Papa down man and relax. Just take it public instead of taking Sudan issue individually? You gonna get moron for no reason unless you are a great jihadist.

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  • 7 June 2012 15:48, by SEE ME

    Jalaby

    don’y worry about any loss.

    What SOUTH SUDAN lost is 10 times more than SUDAN.

    All oil facilities in SOUTH SUDAN were not properly MOTHBALLED. They will loose them all.

    To reoperate the oil facilies, flowlines and pipelines in SOUTH SUDAN will Take months and high cost.

    May be they don’t know MOTHBALLING process.

    SUDAN will never be looser.

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    • 7 June 2012 17:31, by Majongdit

      SEE ME,

      Many NORTHERNERS in this web use a very bad language. I know you are a campaigner of the use of ’good language’.
      Can it not be possible for you to advise those of Jallaby, Northern Sudanese and the other Sudanese in this forum to quit the use of bad language?

      I don’t think it’s necessary to stay over which country has resources and which one doesn’t. Reality stays above all!

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      • 7 June 2012 17:53, by SEE ME

        Majongdit

        Yes it is very bad to call human beings "insects".
        I will do my best for CHANGE.

        Iam very sure very soon SUDAN and SOUTH SUDAN will become close brothers.
        The situation now is part of CHANGE.

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        • 7 June 2012 23:22, by Majongdit

          SEE ME,

          Thank you. By the way the manner of debate and exchange of views in a public web like this should be constructive.

          Both North and South still carry one word together: they share the word SUDAN. It is my wish that two Sudans stay peacefully as close brothers.

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