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S. Sudan calls for peaceful resolution to Congo conflict

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November 28, 2012 (YEI) - South Sudan on Wednesday called for a peaceful resolution to conflict in the neighbouring country of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where dissident armed groups last week took control of the provincial capital of Goma, displacing a substantial number of civilians into the new nation.

“We have not yet conducted a head count of individual Congolese nationals arriving daily, but the number of Congolese in the area now as a result of the recent conflict in the eastern part of Congo, which borders us and Uganda has increased significantly. So far, we have 80,000 Congolese living here with the status of refugees as a result of previous conflicts, but I believe the number has increased. There are new arrivals on daily basis. They are all over the area,” Juma David Augustine, commissioner of Yei River county told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

The M23 rebels took control of the eastern Congolese town of Goma 22 November. The UN has warned of an impending humanitarian crisis as food and medical supplices are running low.

Augustine said South Sudan supports the position adopted during the meeting of regional leaders in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, where rebels and Congolese president Joseph Kabila are reported to have met on the sidelines of the meeting for the first time since rebels intensified their activities eastern parts of Congo early this year. 

“I know I am not the right person to speak on behalf of the Government of South Sudan but I believe our government would definitely support peaceful conflict resolution in Congo. As part of the international community, we must all stand up as one family to advocate and stand together for peace and dialogue in the region,” said Augustine.

He said conflict in Congo had “considerably” affected commercial activities between the two nations, since the conflict intensified in September, resulting into "negligible taxes" reaching the central treasury, although the border remains open. 

“The conflict has affected commercial activities considerably since September. Most the people crossing into the area from Congo now are those fleeing the violence. Traders have the stopped movement with goods,” explained Augustine.

Joseph Lual Acuil, South Sudan Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management said his country is “overstretched” with limited resources to support humanitarian response operations.

“We are aware of the conflict in Congo. The conflict there is raising humanitarian concerns not only to the Congolese people but also to us in South Sudan because the civilian population will definitely cross to our side,” Acuil told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

He said he is aware of the consequences because “war in any part of the world affects us all. Therefore, we must all stand up as one family to advocate and stand together for peace and peaceful coexistence."

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  • 29 November 2012 05:56, by Kurnyel

    Conglese are warriors not like you cowardics Dinkanuer and Dinkaequatorians plze main your own bussiness

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  • 29 November 2012 05:56, by Jalaby

    Congo is one of the most big failed state, in 2012, Congo is ranked number 2 in the list of failing state and right after Somalia!
    Although Congo is considered to be one of the most richer country in the world in terms of resources that they’ve but still never rest from war and never get benefit of their resources and that’s because of the deep differences between the

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    • 29 November 2012 06:04, by omoni jr.

      Jalaby,
      you are right bro,congolese will never be stable country,all politicians and army have their own different agendas within the country,they will never be united.

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      • 29 November 2012 06:17, by Joseph Canada

        you guys are right both Omoni and Jalabi.
        Rwanda have become the Headache in Congo since Mobutu’s fall. Joseph Kabila is npt even a Congolese himself and so does LorenKunda. These are the Rwandese who want to take the Eastern Part of Congo (Goma Province) thats rich in Minerals as part of their Country. Rwanda has now become the headache in the Region.

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        • 29 November 2012 06:30, by THEY PEOPLE’S POWER

          Kur ngoth
          Jalaby ngoth
          Omonj jackass ngoth,
          Foreign Canada ngoth,
          Four of you are children of a floozy women,
          specially that coward called dumb Canada has really called his mother husband jalaby his brother, Waw they are now reuniting,
          Death to all of you,

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        • 29 November 2012 06:37, by Jalaby

          omoni jr & Joseph,
          Brothers,I always feel very sad when I see a very rich country like Congo always in deep trouble,Congo is considered to be one of the biggest country in Africa with huge resources that you can ever imagine and it suppose to be one of the leadership country in Africa but unfortunately the opposite is correct!
          Laurent Kabila refused to comply

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          • 29 November 2012 06:44, by Jalaby

            to Uganda & Rwanda blackmailing and sent message to them that Congo is an independent country and he will only do what ever benefit his nation only and asked them to stop interfering in Congo internal issues, Kabila got killed by his bodyguard in a very puzzle crime that no body knows for sure who was behind the assassination after their bodyguards got killed also but all the

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            • 29 November 2012 06:50, by Jalaby

              evidence point the finger to Uganda & Rwanda!
              These countries should leave Congo alone and concentrate on their countries issues only and as long as they’re interfering then Cong will never feel the rest!

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    • 29 November 2012 06:09, by Jalaby

      ethnic groups that live in Congo, Tutsi who are now leading the rebel in eastern Congo are threatening the central government in Kinshasa of dividing the country and separating the eastern part of it, rebels are supported by idiot and old dictator and trouble maker in the region, Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda too!

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      • 29 November 2012 06:26, by Jalaby

        Apart from Congo,Somalia consists of only one race, speaks one language,one religion (Islam) and still very divided and overwhelmed by ethnicity problem and failed to live in peace for so long!
        In the other hand,ethnicity problem in South Sudan is so so deep and under a leader like Mr. Kiir who is weak, liar, so tribal and incompetent then the south will soon jump to number one

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        • 29 November 2012 06:30, by Jalaby

          in the failed state list no matter what oil the south has because what ever resources the south has will never ever exceed what Congo has and yet can’t live in harmony!

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          • 29 November 2012 06:35, by Kurnyel

            S.Sudanese are Fanatic in minds and they should learn that the world is changing faster than they thought

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          • 29 November 2012 06:40, by omoni jr.

            jalaby,
            you have communication problem,i know you always good in communication,probably you sip some water today or tonight.
            Is not English problem,you might had some shisha or shots.

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            • 29 November 2012 06:55, by Jalaby

              Omoni jr,
              LOOOOOOOL, no it is not communication problem but the way that you see my comments are not organized because of Sudantribune issue, the website doesn’t have the feature of putting the comments in sequence as it should be!
              It’s not the shisha LOOOOL

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      • 29 November 2012 06:37, by Ruach

        What are you preaching here about African Nation?Somalia is the failed State,North Sudan is the failed state,Egypt is the failed State,Syria,Yemen,Afganstan,...Thank to Jesus only Somalia is the failed in Africa!

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        • 29 November 2012 06:39, by Kurnyel

          Fuck you what brought Jesus here leave him in peace, you will soon go hell and he might be in pradise

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          • 29 November 2012 06:52, by Ruach

            Kur Liel:You are from Dinka Bor but your greediness led you to the North! We have lot of potentials here kur Ngooth,y do u leave your house for the Northshits!?

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        • 29 November 2012 06:42, by Ruach

          These Gays are preaching false stories about South Sudan.Do u really know the definition of failed State?

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          • 29 November 2012 06:44, by Kurnyel

            Yah I know the meaning of fail state mrs Ruach for example South Sudan

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            • 29 November 2012 06:49, by Kurnyel

              All Nuer should be ask to go back to Ethopia where they migrated from, because these people are animals and the can not listen to the voices of peace.

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  • 29 November 2012 07:53, by 4Justice

    What is happening in the Congo is pale in comparison to the atrocities committed by the Government of Sudan against the Nuba people.


    ’Scorched earth tactics are preventing the Nuba from farming and driving them to hide in cracks and caves in the mountains.’ Photograph: Phil Moore for the Guardian

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    • 29 November 2012 08:17, by omoni jr.

      4 justice
      you knocked the point,i need my brother jalaby see this pic and give comments about it,

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      • 29 November 2012 08:51, by Jalaby

        I’ll come back and comment on this later.

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  • 29 November 2012 08:40, by dinkdong

    Why would they not "call for peaceful resolution" onto the conflicts on their own country. They are, but the best example of the people described in the Bible; leaving the log in theirs own eyes and reach for the spark in others’

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