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AU vows new support for durable peace between the two Sudans


By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

January 6, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) - The African Union (AU) on Sunday freshly committed itself to end differences and bring a just and lasting peace between former civil war rivals Sudan and South Sudan.

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC)

The announcement by AU chairperson, Nkosazana Diamini-Zuma, follows a summit between the leaders from the two countries in Addis Ababa on Saturday, in which they agreed to implement a deal signed in September to establish a buffer zone along their disputed border and resume oil exports.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Diamini-Zuma, assured of the continental body’s commitment to put better coordinated efforts to realise a situation where the two nation’s coexist side by side peacefully.

The AU chief underscored the importance of the progress gained during the presidential summit held in the Ethiopian capital on January 4 and 5 with respect to Abyei, border issues and the implementation of agreements signed last September.

The two presidents agreed to implement the existing agreement, but a separate future summit will be held over Abyei. On January 13, the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) led by Thabo Mbeki will lay out the time-frames in which the deal of three months ago would be implemented.

The September deal stalled due to Khartoum’s insistence that resolving security issues preclude implementing any other part of the nine-point deal. Sudan accuses South Sudan of backing rebels in its South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, while Juba accuses Khartoum of backing rebels in its territory. Both sides deny the allegations.

It was reported that Kiir told Bashir that his armed forces are not supporting their former comrades north of the border, but such assurances have in the past not been enough for Khartoum. Kiir has described Sudan’s demands that South Sudan’s army (SPLA) play a role in disarming the SPLA-North as "impossible".

However, Diamini-Zuma expressed hope that the leaders of Sudan and South Sudan would continue to demonstrate the statesmanship and political courage to find robust solutions to the challenges that remain dividing the two neighbours.

Landlocked South Sudan became independent state in July 2011 taking with it 75% of Sudan’s oil resources. A year ago, South Sudan stopped oil production over a transit fee dispute with Khartoum and despite agreeing on how much South Sudan should pay to export it oil through the north in the September deal, production has not resumed due to the stalemate over security issues.

The two countries badly need the resumption of Southern oil exports to revive their struggling economies. Presidents Bashir and Kiir recommitted to the setting up a demilitarized border zone and resolving other security issues to allow oil exports to resume.

Dlamini Zuma called on both leaders to cooperate and work together to establish friendship and good neighborliness to bring prosperity to benefit the peoples of the two nations.


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  • 7 January 2013 07:11, by zulu

    AU, keep backing this aparthied racist regime, while the africans die in Blue Nile, Darfur, Nuba Mountains and South Sudan. You help him evade justice and now you are turning to say that you are exerting an effort, for what?

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    • 7 January 2013 07:50, by Tutbol

      Hmmm, this Jalaby guy of old people has even some guts to admonish S Sudanese about not knowing the root causes of hatred between the Northerners & Southerners! By the way; to correct your assertion; by racial speak, you are not neither arabs nor africans chap. You are just a bunch of malutoes. The Southerners, nubans & S blue nilotes are the true taste of Africa if you like...

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      • 7 January 2013 08:13, by Tutbol

        ...To get back to your root causes claims mr Jalaby. Your govt invaded Abyiei, bombed our states of Unity, Upper nile, warap, NBG & WBG. Your govt failed to honour the implementation of SK & SBN CPA’s clause for popular consultations b/n SPLM & NCP. And above all, your deadhead govt wants the whole CPA regotiated! Your govt dragged its feet on the border demarcation & occupied lands. What a govt!

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        • 7 January 2013 08:27, by Tutbol

          Mr. Jalaby,
          The international community has let your deadhead govt got away, with way too many crimes that could make a peace-loving organisation cringes, but we, in the S Sudan know very well where some of these so-called influential UNSC members are coming from. Anyhow things have never been stacked on the S Sudanese ways always, we always have to sweat & die for our it, to get our dignity.

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          • 7 January 2013 10:15, by Tutbol

            I do sometimes like our Jalaby rant on this site, the guy is a pure breed mulato. He is convinced the slanted & distorted history of the then united Sudan crapted by the mulatoes & their masters is still fooling anyone! Get an education pal. Your days of manipulations have long since gone. Anyway Mr. Jalaby. Brown people re now parts of both N & S Sudanese i myself have my two little brown sisters

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            • 7 January 2013 10:48, by Tutbol

              ..The different is my brown little sisters called themselves africans-Europeans & S Sudanese. They speak fluent S Sudanese dialect. I thought some of you people in the N Sudan are the ones who are sufering from identity crises, for you are neither africans nor arabs or Europeans. In the South ve dinka, nuer, chollo, zandi, bari, anuak, lotuko, murle, ballanda, madi, toposta...

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              • 7 January 2013 11:13, by Tutbol

                ..Acholi, avukaya, moro, jie, lokoya and several other nations i failed to named here. And we all make up the republic of S Sudan. Every nation has its own dialect which are all republic of S Sudan’s national languages. Yes we have problems Mr. Jalaby but we as S Sudanese, we always come on top of our problems as long as we request our God & work hard to over come our problems.

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  • 7 January 2013 07:12, by Jalaby

    To our brothers AU,
    If you really want to resolve this problem then you’ve to find the root cause of the problem and the root cause of the problem are southerners themselves, their unclear identity is the root cause of the problem, who they’re? and how they look to Sudan after they separated will tell you a lot about the root cause of

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    • 7 January 2013 07:16, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      She just release a statement to let people know,that she is not dead?what a funny lady of our time.

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    • 7 January 2013 07:23, by Jalaby

      the problem!!
      Ironically, despite they chose to separate from Sudan still many southerners give themselves the right to interfere in Sudan issue and to speak on behalf of the some Sudanese despite nothing on common links between Blue Nile,Nuba Mountain & Darfourians,many southerners still believe that Sudan (north) belongs to them and they’re part of it ridiculously!!

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      • 7 January 2013 07:29, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        Our problem with you is that you didn’t allowed the consultations for Blue Nile,South Kordufan and Abyei referrandum to take place as agreed in the Cpa documents.

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      • 7 January 2013 07:41, by Jalaby

        Nothing at all links between Blue Nile people (Fonj) and Jonobean through out the history, Fonj were the people who destroyed the last christian kingdom in Sudan which was Alawa and Soba was its capital after Fonj decided to ally with Arab (Abdallab) under their leader Abdalla Jamaa and both destroyed Alwa Kingdom and established the "Blue Sultanate" state in Sudan

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        • 7 January 2013 07:48, by Jalaby

          and moved Sudan to be an Islamic state,the shape of our current Sudan because of Fonj people, they accepted Islam by their own long .. long time ago and while Sudan was known to be a Christian Orthodox state and Alwa Kingdom was still alive!
          The origin of Fonj people remains mystery and unknown,who they’re? they were Chulluk moved from the south and settled in BN,

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          • 7 January 2013 07:55, by Jalaby

            or they were Ethiopian tribe moved from Ethiopia and settled in BN? or they came from western Africa (Burno) and lived in BN?!! how they became Muslims while Sudan was still Christian state (Alwa)?!
            All these questions remain with no answer but there is one fact here, there is nothing on common links Jonobean with Fonj people in BN, nothing at all!

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            • 7 January 2013 08:13, by Jalaby

              Just tell me, what the hell that links Darfourians with Jonobean?! are you kidding us or what?!
              Darfourians were the one who supported firmly Al-Mahdy when decided to end the rule of Turkish-Egyptian in Sudan,without them Al-Mahdy would never be able to make it,they’re one of the Sudanese essential component,part of Sudan social & political texture,

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              • 7 January 2013 08:51, by Jalaby

                no way to separate the flesh from the bone in a body!
                Nuba Mountain, well, you can tell right? you can tell about the none link between Nuba Mountain & Jonobean, you know there is a link between Nuba north and some Nuba Mountain in their language, Nuba Mountain Ajanj 6 groups (Kororo,Kadro,Kafira,Kaldgy,Dabatna and Kargo & Kolfan), Ajanj group and

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                • 7 January 2013 09:00, by Jalaby

                  Nuba North Matogy group (Danagla & Konoz) have great similarity in their language, many words are still the same and stayed with no change, I can give you some examples:Koko means lion in Nuba Mountain Ajanj group and it means lion also in all Nuba north language,Konj means face in Nuba mountain (Ajanj) and means face also in Danagla & Mahas Nuba north!

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                  • 7 January 2013 09:08, by Jalaby

                    You know what does it mean "Kadougly" in Nuba north language (Danagla)? you need to divide it into two names to give you the meaning in Nuba north (Danagla):Ka-Dougly, Ka means home and Dougly means lovely,so both together gives you:lovely home in Nuba north language!!
                    When Nuba Mountain separated from Nuba north and came to the mountains and lived there also remain

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                    • 7 January 2013 09:13, by Jalaby

                      unknown and great mystery!
                      I remember Mr. Ibrahim Nile Idam (Nuba Mountain) when he said "I traveled to Dongola before and when I was in Dongola airport I was listening to 2 Nuba north persons speaking in their language (Rotana) and I was able to understand the whole conversation between them!!

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                      • 7 January 2013 09:20, by Jalaby

                        AU are required to explain to Jonobean that they’re no longer part of Sudan and therefore they should stop thinking and behaving as if they’re still part of Sudan, they should force them to stop putting their big nose in Sudan issues!

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                        • 7 January 2013 09:24, by Jalaby

                          More importantly,AU should identify to Jonobean what their identity is? and I think that’s going to be the big problem because Jonobean themselves don’t know what their identity is? and that’s the main reason causing them to mess the whole situation in the south and harass north too!!

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                          • 7 January 2013 09:34, by Jalaby

                            I advised Jonobean before to read Dr. Francis Deng book "War of Visions - The Conflict of Identities in Sudan"
                            Please tell them to concentrate in building their country (if they could) and leave us alone,Sudan is a country that had great magnificent civilization before, great history,great nation, you know our great .. great grandfather king Piye!!

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            • 7 January 2013 08:18, by ngomrom

              Dear Jalabi
              Thank you for speaking like a grown up person now.Let me tell you the truth Sudan has problem for it Self in which the Solution is within it our peoblem with sudan is Sudan wants us to be his part of Solution to his problem that is the problem between us and the Sudan

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    • 7 January 2013 07:25, by Aaban

      What an airhead idiot is this coward,? Are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today? The root cause of problem is known by God and their is nothing’s that the fake AU can do about it, because each AU member countries are criminal and come from the same bad leadership, but for me, the root cause for war and death is a Jalain rule which is full of races and murdering of other

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      • 7 January 2013 08:11, by Aaban

        Race. Why would you silliness talk as if you was just born yesterday? Everyone in Sudan has the same history apart from you the criminal muerderers ,
        There is nobody share anything with you coward criminal minded Jalain gangs,
        If the democracy have to come today and the criminal are told to go home, I’m wondering were will you murderer go,

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    • 7 January 2013 08:58, by wang

      The roots causes of the whole Sudan problems were started in 1100 A.D when those your ancestors (illegal Arab migrated) first entered into our soil. Then started preaching that evil religion (Islamic) into our people. The condition were continues and still existing today. Hope you know more about Sudan history than me and stop denying the facts. The roots causes of the whole problems were

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    • 7 January 2013 09:28, by Deng II

      we have a clear identy, proud dark black of South Sudan, not gay like Arab, not Muslim like Arab, not thieft like Arab, not Terorist like Arab, not worship God by pointing our dirty ass at him/her like Arab, our women don’t circumcise like Arab, our women don’t cover her whole body like dead person like Arab, and so on.

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  • 7 January 2013 08:30, by william

    AU is already seen to be siding with khartuom why because when the wanted criminal threaten agaist the transfer of case to united Nations security council AU has agreed and act as he demanded.so then, all these accords are nothing but buying time.He who needs stability in south should take arm as a only tool for liberty for this country because terrorist believes in killing and destruction.

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  • 7 January 2013 08:55, by wang

    I doubt it if Homo-Al Bashir would honor anything came out from his mouth in that summit next week or month

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  • 7 January 2013 13:28, by James Maker Akok

    We Southerns Sudanese people, our planning now we are going for International Arbitration Court with North Sudan Government within a month if Africa Union leaders still silence when North Sudan Government still not agree on Map. Nubians people are our Southerns Sudanese brothers, and sisters they share life with us we will never forget them, they are Southerns Sudanese people.

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