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Sudans’ stalled security talks moved to Addis Ababa


December 10, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and South Sudan decided on Monday to move their floundering security talks from Khartoum to Addis Ababa after their failure to strike a deal on the disarmament of Sudanese rebels in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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Sudan’s Defence Minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein (R) arrives with his counterpart John Kong Nyuon of South Sudan before a news conference in Khartoum December 10, 2012. (Reuters)

The joint political and security committee chaired by Sudanese and South Sudanese defence ministers held unsuccessful meetings in Juba and Khartoum over the implementation of the security arrangement protocol signed In Addis Ababa on 27 September.

Discussions are stalled over the issue of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) which was part of the former South Sudanese rebel group and now fights the Sudanese army in two states bordering the new nation: South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Sudan’s defense minister Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein told reporters in Khartoum that he held a lengthy meeting on Monday with his South Sudanese counterpart John Kong Nyuon in the presence of Haile Menkerios, UN’s special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, and representatives of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).

Hussein said that the two-day talks between the two countries concluded that dialogue should continue in another meeting to be held in Addis Ababa on 15 December in the presence of AUHIP chairman Thabo Mbeki.

Nyuon form his side, said the "talks were successful" but the parties decided to continue their talks over some issues within a week in Addis Ababa with the participation of the AUHIP chief Thabo Mbeki.

Since the first meeting last month in Juba, the parties agreed on the deployment of troops in the buffer zone in the disputed areas. Nyuon, at the time, told Sudan Tribune that Sudan wants the joint forces be deployed also on the border with South Kordofan and Blue Nile, stressing that this is not provided in the agreement.

Also, President Salva Kiir said Khartoum wants South Sudan to disarm SPLM-N fighter stressing this is an "impossible mission" because the rebel are in a different country and they are no more linked to Juba. But Khartoum retorted that they can withdraw them to Juba and demobilise them.

Well-placed sources told Sudan Tribune that members of South Sudan’s negotiating delegation left Monday’s meeting in anger, describing Khartoum’s demands as impossible.

Other sources said that the two sides had agreed on the agendas of their Addis Ababa’s meeting except the issue of monitoring and verifying cessation of support to armed groups.

South Sudan delegation said that the guarantees it offered for ceasing support to rebels are enough but Khartoum says they are not. The meeting with Mbeki will tackle this specific point, according to the source.

Sudan despite the signing of Cooperation Agreement continue to say that Juba keep harbouring and supporting the rebel groups.

Khartoum says that the exportation of South Sudanese oil can only resume through its pipeline if Juba clearly severs its ties with SPLM-N and the other groups

South Sudan’s chief negotiator Pagan Amum said last week that the oil exports will be resumed by the end of December, but several Sudanese official reminded that it depends on what Juba will do with the rebels.


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  • 11 December 2012 12:06, by South South

    Northern Sudanese,
    Your wicked country will pay very heavy prices if they refuse to accept. Your country has no rules. Look here:" Sudan: Gunmen Enter Nyala Court, Beat Judge and Release Defendant"
    Country of gangs and thieves including your own father who raised you from the money he stole from south Sudan. You a lair too. A kilo of meat in Khartoum cost 60 SP, not 7 to 8 SP as you mentioned.

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    • 11 December 2012 12:08, by Dinkawarrior

      It’s just a waste of time and money but later on you violeted what you’re agree for. Why not doing doing some thing else rather then deceiving yourselves?

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      • 11 December 2012 13:42, by Hardball

        Disarming Sudan’s rebel is not South Sudan responsibility! When SPLM/A were fighting in the 1980s and were doing their training in Ethiopia, Sudan never asked Ethiopians to disarmed SPLM/A. The notion that somehow Sudan wants South Sudan to disarm another man freedom fighter is just ludicrous! By the way, one man rebel is another man freedom fighter!

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        • 11 December 2012 15:41, by bianaathling

          HardBall,you are right 100% even if our soldiers do not died we will not let them go and disarm their rebels who fight for their freedom as we did.This is impossible demand as Kiir said.And this fake Khartoum should know that South Sudan is not a football field without a Referee.We will not be ready to kick their hard ball played by them and their rebels.Let them play it a lone

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    • 11 December 2012 14:11, by South Dengjok

      Dear Me
      this daily useless talk b/n Sudan and South Sudan ain,t make sense better for us to continuous doing other activities apart from the talk that finna nat be implemented by the liar county Khartoum,cuze Khartoum is the home of the liar start from the president down,they will never implemented the these Agreement,take the example of Darfur that they still up to now killing the Darfur people.

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    • 11 December 2012 15:28, by Bentiu Elite

      Funny . This is like doing mathematic HOMEWORK for dummy friend . How come? why should South Sudan solve a political and military problem of another Country . The people of Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains fought on the side of South Sudan during the last Civil WAR because they had a political ,economic ,social, religious RIGHTS isues with North Sudan. That is why they took up guns against KHARTOUM.

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      • 11 December 2012 15:39, by Bentiu Elite

        The Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains Isues are to be solved By Omer Bashir and his NCP , not South Sudan . Worse ,it beter we do not have OIL money than betray our Nuba and Blue Nile brothers.....!!!!
        SPLA OYEEE
        God Bless South Sudan !!!!!

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    • 12 December 2012 02:27, by Mwalimu Kuol

      The Sudanese demand that SPLA should help with disarming thier rebells is pathetic and irrational.How can we succumb to such a farical demand when these rebells are fighting for thier own authetic rights?

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      • 12 December 2012 03:55, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

        Mwalimu Kuol! Did you call Arab as Sudanese?
        Never call the settlers evil Arab as sudanese. You are just demosticating them as Black/sudanese. They are Arab Prussian/Albinians Settlers brough by Macadonian,Trukey and Arab Islamic into Africa. one to kill black people/slave us. They are settlers to black Africa land. They are against black worldwide,their religion is against black looking figures.

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  • 11 December 2012 12:08, by Dinkawarrior

    It’s just a waste of time and money but later on you violeted what you’re agree for. Why not doing doing some thing else rather then deceiving yourselves?

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  • 11 December 2012 12:09, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    No floowing of the oil via Khartoum,but our Ties with SPLM-N remainded.

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  • 11 December 2012 13:15, by bianaathling

    The best option we should do is to leave usual negotiation with those fake Arabs and it seemed that they fear trust.We are tire of you because any time we reach solution then you start another useless demands what is your problem?I think going to A/A again will not bring right agreement the previous one.South should try another alternative coz always with fake negotiation is sickness.

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  • 11 December 2012 14:42, by Makunon

    Any agreement signed in Addis-Ababa is always violated by Km and they said (not Qurran nor Ingel). Kong should just come back and organize his forces and wait for SAF attack which is almost clouding at all sides.Arab are proud of their ships docked to portsudan with weapons and never no the guns can’t shut itself.

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  • 12 December 2012 03:40, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    North Settlers wanted us to disarm ourselves. SPLA goal is to liberated south-north,west-East is belong to Africa SPLA/M. Our elders are getting old,but youngs powerful will emerge soonner. our traditional still hold the History of the Land of Anub,Deng/Koch,Apuny and Pur/Fur. Children Deng Abuk will one day claim victory over the lost territory North Africa. Prussian are intended to invade Africa

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