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Humanitarian aid must be delivered through South Sudan and Ethiopia – SPLM-N rebels

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August 28, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North (SPLM-N) accused Khartoum government of hampering the humanitarian access to the civilians in its controlled areas and announced they will ask to deliver the aid through the neighbouring South Sudan and Ethiopia.

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Sudanese refugees rest next to their UNHCR tent inside South Sudan. (photo UNHCR)

The Sudanese government and the rebel group earlier this month endorsed a humanitarian plan elaborated by the UN aid agencies, African Union and Arab League to reach civilians in the rebel held areas.

According to this agreement, an assessment mission had to be dispatched to these areas within two weeks after the signing of the agreement and the operation should start a week after.

Also, the deal provides that the operation will be under the supervision of Sudanese authorities till the last position just before to penetrate in the rebel areas where the food will be distributed by aid workers under the control of African and Arab monitors.

However, Sudanese officials expressed concerns over the one-month humanitarian ceasefire included in the deal, saying the cessation of hostilities should just last for days or hours according to the course of the operation, from a village to another.

They explained their fears by referring to a similar humanitarian ceasefire signed in April 2004 with the rebel groups in Darfur saying the insurgents, at the time, reinforced their positions during the truce.

The SPLM-N said Tuesday in a statement released after a meeting of its leadership council that its negotiating delegation will demand on 4 September to deliver international humanitarian assistance to the civilians through Ethiopia and South Sudan.

The SPLM-N, which has accused Khartoum of obstructing the operation, rejected stipulations included in the agreement saying that the assistance should be delivered only from Sudanese territory and to respect Sudan’s sovereignty over the rebel held areas during the whole operation.

"No national sovereignty for war criminals," the statement said.

Sudan was refusing the delivery of humanitarian aid to rebel areas saying it would benefit to the SPLM-N combatants.

Also, Khartoum announced it is not responsible for the safety of aid workers in the war zones in Blue Nile and South Kordofan following statements by US officials suggesting that Washington would deliver aid directly through South Sudan. Khartoum also said such operations would be a clear violation of Sudan’s territorial integrity.

Thousands of civilians moved from the conflict areas to inside territory controlled by the Sudanese government and some 200,000 people have fled to refugees camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia, since the start of hostilities in June 2011.

Political talks between the two parties are stalled as SPLM-N asked to release political detainees and to reinstate its leader Malik Agar in his position as governor of Blue Nile. The rebel groups also asked to include Darfur conflict in the talks.

The SPLM-N leadership in its Tuesday statement seemingly dropped the issue of Darfur from its list of demands but said they will ask the mediation to bring seven of its members, two of them are detained and the other recently released, to the venue of the peace talks to join its negotiating team.

The rebel group also said it would demand the mediation facilitate the arrival of some activists from the ’Two Areas’ who were recently arrested by the Sudanese authorities, saying they need to consult them over violations of human rights and war crimes.

The statement further said the negotiating delegation intends to hold consultations with the members of opposition parties in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan. And to this end, it would demand the mediation to facilitate this demarche.

The meeting also decided to involve representatives of the "liberated areas" and national experts in the process whenever there is a need.

Recently the Sudanese government negotiating team toured the Blue Nile and South Kordofan and met with the traditional leaders and civil society groups to inform them about the process and the positions of the government.

The government also expressed its keenness to take into account what the different tribal leaders said. Khartoum also pledged to bring them to the venue of the talks and to organise a stakeholders’ forum similar to what Darfur mediators organised in Doha.

The talks were supposed to resume on Thursday 30 September but the mediation did not yet confirmed the date, as the Ethiopian government announced that a state funeral for late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi will be held on 2 September.

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  • 29 August 2012 08:22, by zulu

    Good move because the NCP is stiffling the vulnerable people of Nuba Mnts and Blue Nile through food, hoping to gain upperhand by this method. However, it is the same SPLA Sudan fought for 27 yrs. South Sudan will help any humanitarian effort to feed war striken Sudan.

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    • 29 August 2012 10:16, by Mading Makuac

      very sad to see citizens of S.Sudan still suffering in their
      own country like this and government officials are driving
      v8 comfortably in Juba.please there is no government with
      out civilians .

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    • 29 August 2012 12:34, by daniell

      The help will reach them shortly from republic of Southern Sudan or Ethiopia.Awesome.

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  • 29 August 2012 08:30, by Jalaby

    SPLM-N is no more than terrorist group that assassinate authorities in S Kordofan (Ibrahim Balandia as an example),abduct chinese workers and terrorizing civilians,US administration should classify them as 1 of the terror organization and impose sanction against any country that harbors them!
    SPLM-N still get their monthly salary from S Sudan as they didn’t untie division 9&10th

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    • 29 August 2012 08:49, by Akol Liai Mager

      Do you know that Sudan’s NIF is 2nd to Iran on top of US government’s list of Countries that carry out terrorist actions or harbouring terrorists? US and the whole world knows that SPLM-N is a victim of NIF terrorist activities. The evidences are that; the entire NIF leadership is indicted by ICC, N.Sudan is being sanctioned for its actions and has been labelled genocide perpetrator in 21st Centu

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    • 29 August 2012 08:53, by sudan african

      Jalaby, if the USA Government branded SPLM-N as one the terrorist group then NCP government should the number one on that list of terrorist groups. Humar Al Bashir is wanted by the ICC for crime against humanities/Darfurist. As far as killing those idiot in Southern Kordufan, I believed they deserved it, because they are idiots and they need to be taught lessons.

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    • 29 August 2012 09:05, by Observer

      Jalaby,
      If you apply your logic then our Govt is by your classification a terrorist group as they have participate in the same bahaviour that you accuse the SPLM-N of.
      Therefore the US admin is right in continuing their sanctions against us as we harbour our Govt. You are now saying that this is the correct thing for the US to do.

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    • 29 August 2012 09:06, by mohamed mahgoub

      J. Keep dreaming ,wondering how u talk about terrerism & asking US to add us to the list which u r the n1 in it ,I think u have to ask first to take ur name off that list & if there any way to dismiss ur boss Albashir’ s name from the genocide case then we can talk

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    • 29 August 2012 13:01, by Nubian King

      Jallaby,
      I know you’re an agent of Khartoum governor(El Khidir) that are used in the internet to speak the NCP’s trash. How much are you paid then? Balandia was aspiring for the delivery of AID to his fellow Nubians just a couple of days before he was murdered by Haroun agents who I presume to be yourself. Do you know who a terrorist is? answer=you!

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    • 29 August 2012 13:24, by South South

      Northern Sudanese dump ass,
      In Islam these are the facts
      1- Mohammed married to 9 years old and have sex with her. Fact
      2- Mohammed married his first wife when she was 40 years old and he was 25 years old. Fact.
      3- In Islam people wash their asses with water using their hands so that shit Allah can accept your prayers. Fact.
      By the way, people need to know Allah is not the same God we know.

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      • 29 August 2012 13:29, by South South

        Northern Sudanese Penguins and Dumb,
        You can see where Iam coming from about your fake Islam. You are what you are because you are terror Muslim. Why do you think Mohammed married to a woman who was old enough to be his mother ? Money. Mohammed was a very poor young man and used his mind to get money from old woman. You dumb shit ass with laundry in your head. Fake, Fake, Fake in everything

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        • 29 August 2012 13:37, by South South

          Northern Sudanese Dumb,
          Iam telling the facts, you may not like them, but that is your problem, not mind. Tell me why there is corruption in Khartoum now while people who are controlling the government are extremists Muslims who prayers 5 times a day ? Fake. They prayer 5 times a day and then steal by the end of the day. Your are fake dumb ass shit stupid Northern Sudanese stupid.

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          • 29 August 2012 16:50, by sudani ana

            Sudan Tribune
            I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
            Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
            Thank you

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            • 29 August 2012 17:03, by sudani ana

              Sudan Tribune
              I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
              Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
              Thank you

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              • 29 August 2012 17:06, by sudani ana

                Sudan Tribune
                I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
                Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
                Thank you

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              • 29 August 2012 17:07, by sudani ana

                Sudan Tribune
                I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
                Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
                Thank you

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              • 29 August 2012 17:07, by sudani ana

                Sudan Tribune
                I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
                Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
                Thank you

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              • 29 August 2012 17:08, by sudani ana

                Sudan Tribune
                I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
                Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
                Thank you

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              • 29 August 2012 17:08, by sudani ana

                Sudan Tribune
                I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
                Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
                Thank you

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              • 29 August 2012 17:09, by sudani ana

                Sudan Tribune
                I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
                Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
                Thank you

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              • 29 August 2012 17:09, by sudani ana

                Sudan Tribune
                I am writing this in protest to the previous two comments by South South. We cannot tolerate this idiot insulting our religion any more.
                Please block this person from posting any more comments inciting religious hatred Now.
                Thank you

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                • 29 August 2012 23:21, by mohamed mahgoub

                  Sud ana I read S Sudan’ s coment didn’t see anything abnormal,he stated facts about the his wifes ages u know that its just he looked at it from adifferent angle than its if he is living in S he will be dead a long time ago but freedom of expression he enjoys inhospitable country even u enjoy it ( only in the enternt) if u live in S u can’t criticize the govnt inside S, may be the his language a

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                  • 29 August 2012 23:39, by mohamed mahgoub

                    little bit harsher but we taught in schools that mohameds first marriage he was 25 khadija was 40 when he marred Iasha she was a child it not a secert in Islam there no punishment for child abuse but a lashing for drinking u have a chance to explain to him the same way if u can convince him

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            • 29 August 2012 21:38, by South South

              Sudan ana,
              Are you dumb too ? You read what your fake Muslims write about South Sudan in Sudan Tribune. If you want Sudan Tribune to block people who say bad words everyday in this discussion Board, Penguin Arabs will be the first people to be banned. You are dumb ass idiot. Shut Up stupid.

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            • 29 August 2012 21:39, by South South

              Sudan ana,
              are you dumb too ? You read what your fake Muslims write about South Sudan in Sudan Tribune. If you want Sudan Tribune to block people who say bad words everyday in this discussion Board, Penguin Arabs will be the first people to be banned. You are dumb ass idiot. Shut Up stupid.

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    • 29 August 2012 17:32, by Majok Nikodemo

      Humanitarian issue should remain humanitarian. Any attempt to view it otherwise will not serve the end. It doesn’t require a speculation to establish which side is politicising it?
      Majok

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    • 29 August 2012 21:55, by Realman

      To Jalaby close that chapter of accusing South Sudan of supporting rebels.
      You people have peaceful among yourself than pinpointing at your peaceful and honest neighbor.

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  • 29 August 2012 08:48, by Madina Tonj

    It is up to International community and the UN to see how difficult people have been trying yet, Khartoum still put gimmick rule while, they are one let Sudanese suffers. There is no any such claim by Khartoum regime that, humanitarian will pass through Sudan this is unacceptable. I think the Humanitarian aid must pass through from South Sudan and Ethiopia and not Sudan who made the mess

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  • 29 August 2012 08:49, by Pif Paf

    Its just hilarious how these SPLM-N rats try n talk tough lol

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    • 29 August 2012 08:59, by Akol Liai Mager

      You can describe SPLM-N the way it suits you, but the fact is that the days for Racist Arab regimes in Khartoum are numbered. Who knew that time people like Abdulwahid Nur and Dr Khalil can get the message. It’s either Sudan that is inclusive, free of religious descrimination or 5 separate States in the North. Malik Agar is a free man, he can move to anywhere except Khartoum...

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    • 29 August 2012 09:00, by sudan african

      Hilarious in your nose, the reality will set in one day and you will see by your self. Humar Al Bashir does not care about any moron when it comes to his safety and his well being, he will kill any thing goes his way when it comes to his safety or interest.

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    • 29 August 2012 09:18, by Observer

      Pif Paf,
      And it is just hilarious how you and the other extremists from my country talk on here. Just remember that our Govt said no discussions etc with the SPLM-N. They have backed down on that... so who is the toughest??

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      • 29 August 2012 10:37, by zulu

        Every attempt by the NCP to engage militarily or even diplomatically seem futile. The talk on security with south sudan is actually to gain a proxy method of fighting ourselves. Kill a slave by using a slave. We south sudanese have borne this method we will not betray nor fool ourselves any longer. NCP should fight its own created war.

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      • 29 August 2012 11:58, by Sudani+

        Observer,
        1- No place for SPLM-N in Sudan
        2- These guys in the so called SPLM-N are agents for foreign country (mainly SS)
        3- The Sudan government position is the same "no political negotiation with the SPLM-N gangs unless they comply to certain conditions" that include the name and the ties with SS
        4- If you are a real Sudanese, what do you understand when they say "liberated areas"

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        • 29 August 2012 13:29, by Akol Liai Mager

          Just a question, has Criminal Bashir and his racist Uncle Atayyeb Mustafa prayed in Kauda yet, or has Kauda became an Independence country and therefore, the criminal has been refused an entry Visa due to his criminality records?

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        • 29 August 2012 13:40, by Atemdit

          Sudani
          Who told you that there is no space for SPLM-N in Sudan? These guys are working very hard in partnership with internal political parties in Khartoum in roder for national congress party to steps down.
          In some few month coming the SPLM-N in collaboartion with internal political parties in Sudan will overcome the Bashir government with all animals in Khartoum
          SPLM-N Oyee

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        • 29 August 2012 14:30, by mohamed mahgoub

          Sudani+ if u think we r agents then we r not the only ones what about the Sudanese comonist party or the baath party they should be agents too and u scare this name becz SPLA destroyed ur dream of Islamization & arabization & broke away with all the rich land & oil there are mote than half a dozen movements named liberation ....in the country fighting ur govnt ,we actually have liberated areas

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          • 29 August 2012 14:45, by mohamed mahgoub

            In SK ,BN & Darfur ur govnt don’t tell u that ,we liberated it from ur dream of Islamization & arabization from the state terrorism from injustice, however,after 3 day ur employer will sit with those liberaters to listen or otherwise or u gonna see at khartoum door steps soon

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        • 29 August 2012 20:36, by Observer

          Sudani +
          What does being a real Sudanese mean? If it means thinking like you, Pif Paf, Jalaby, Dark Angel and M.Ali, then you are right, I am not a real Sudanese.
          You are obviously not aware of the number of conditions that the Govt has already withdrawn from their negotiations with the SPLM-N and it appears more are to come.

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    • 29 August 2012 13:08, by Nubian King

      Pit,
      Keep laughing until you burst coz I know the like of you have nothing like the sense of humanity. scroll over the internet, I think you’ll find other pieces of news from SPM-N worth reading and eventually make you laugh even more.
      King!

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  • 29 August 2012 12:52, by thok chuni yok

    SPLM-N, your message is well, but no body will solve your problem at this time you just pray, God will solve your problem soon.

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  • 29 August 2012 20:41, by ViVa Sudan

    To All Insects of south SLPA & spl Madina Tonj why are u poking ur nose b/w Sudanese u are Southerners or u still dearming of the Great Country Nationality . u are stumpy ppl
    SPLM-N rebels better listen to"thok chuni yok" comment well done if all southeners do like then ur fake State will real.
    hopless sick Dinak Haramya can’t help u.they R Dying in Jongle by figting & Hanger.

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