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SPLM-N delegation arrives in Washington


January 15, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - A delegation from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) has arrived Tuesday to Washington for a series of meetings with American officials on the humanitarian situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states and political negotiations for a peaceful solution to the conflict with Khartoum.

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A picture showing US Congressman Capuano with SPLM-N leader Malik Agar and its sceretary general Yasir Arman during a visit to Washington in 2012 (photo SPLM-N)

A delegation led by Malik Agar, SPLM-N- leader and Yasir Arman, secretary-general, is expected to begin talks with U.S. special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Princeton Lyman, to explain the position of the rebel group on the humanitarian process after the failure of a trilateral initiative by the UN agences, African Union and Arab League.

Further, the talks will address the SPLM-N’s position on the peace process and ways to allow the implementation of security arrangements agreed by Sudan and South Sudan.

The rebel movement already suggested to conclude a secession of hostilities with Khartoum to facilitate the establishment of the demilitarized zone between the two countries. In return, they demanded that Khartoum allows passage of humanitarian aid to needy civilians in the SPLM-N controlled areas.

In an unusual gesture, the Sudanese news agency that usually ignores the movements of rebel leaders, has published a news story about the visit of the SPLM-N delegation to Washington, saying that the U.S. envoy Princeton Lyman had personally intervened to resolve the problem facing the delegation members’ entry visas to America.

Sudanese presidential assistant Nafiue Ali Nafie accused the Uniuted States of sponsoring a meeting held in Nairobi by the rebel groups and opposition parties to discuss a charter to topple the regime by political and military means.

Nafie further described the signatories as "agents to foreign powers" and claimed that the rebels plotted to assassinate political figures in Khartoum.

The SPLM-N signed the New Dawn Charter with the rebel movements of Sudanese Revolutionary Front, the opposition forces member of the National Consensus Forces, in addition to a number of civil society groups, women and youth organizations.

The American administration pushes the SPLM-N to engage talks with Khartoum on the implementation of a protocol related to the Two Areas signed in 2005. But, the rebel group and its allied political forces say toppling the regime by political and military means is their option.


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  • 16 January 2013 08:35, by Ommar Bashir

    I like the move made by SPLM-N. Sudan is not Arab country; it is African country. Therefore, few Arab who were welcome as visitors because of African hospitality wanted to marginalized African majority in their homeland that would not work. As a result of marginalization, SPLM-N can not and should stand it. SPLM-N is working hard to rescue his people from Arabization.

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    • 16 January 2013 08:57, by william mawien

      What is that flag for?is it for newly independent blue Nile and south krordifan ;;;;;;are they soon receiving their independent ?

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      • 16 January 2013 09:01, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

        u are dumb as Salva kiir himself...this is one of the U.S.A states flag...lol
        Your and your all community are so that dumb..lol

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        • 16 January 2013 09:27, by Foxtail

          you’re an idiot boy. do you all what you’re saying? think twice boy

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          • 16 January 2013 09:43, by Nibs

            It will not be long before this First lady,Nafie develop throat cancer like his gay husband bashit.

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        • 16 January 2013 11:17, by Dinkawarrior

          Nuer Dominated Militias!
          Your Stupidity Dr. run away from Khartoum and leave all stupid militias behind? Why he didn’t bring back with him the so called self-determination? Why did he came back running and join with Dr. Vision Garang? Dr. Stupid son of British Cook father!

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          • 16 January 2013 11:45, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

            SPLMN keep it up maybe John Garang will come back and merge the two states together as dreamed by many of Dikas Slaves supporters...they didn’t understand that Vision Die,and Garang die...Self-Determination of Machar is live. kids wake up..
            We wil make sure that South sudan will be bloody if Dr.Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon is not choosen by the SPLM party.
            Dinka Bor bloody Bathtube party will kick off

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            • 16 January 2013 12:18, by Dinkawarrior

              Hell is waiting for him Dr.Holocaust to hand-over to ICC , mark my words? Dr. Traitor Death Risk son of the British Cook will be kill!

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        • 16 January 2013 15:27, by william mawien

          Nuer dominated cattle raider (stealer) of bentieu south south
          Dr risk will never become president of south Sudan ???;?;?he is a criminal ?;?;;?he killed many people in bor ?;??;;;;ur uncle Dr risk ??;?;?;?? unless you want a fuck from barh el gazel people
          we will fuck u in unity state until go to akobo in Ethiopia where you came from

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  • 16 January 2013 12:22, by Makunon

    No sweat no sweet. Agar and Arman must work like a bees to get sweet.

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  • 16 January 2013 12:29, by Jalaby

    I’m pretty sure that Obama will advise SPLA-N to stop the gangsters activity and stop terrorizing S Kordofan people because Obama has a different thought about how to resolve the conflict between Sudan & S Sudan!
    Obama has different agenda than the Jewish & extremist christian lobby in US! Please mark my words!

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    • 16 January 2013 15:10, by Al-mezan

      A dog (jalaby) barks as the camel goes, the path is white for you Malik and Arman, you are the light of the oppressed Sudanese, God guides you.

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    • 16 January 2013 15:16, by Peacocktail

      Emerging NEWS that the French troop deploy in Mali shall completed militarily combats in Two weeks and push for intervention in Sudan...............Looking for Alqaeda Leader and Sudan President Omar Bashir...... Arman and Malik lobbying for US support on France Intervention without authorizing from UNSC.....because of numerous death and displacement in Sudan by Sudanese Government.......ALLAFRIC

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    • 16 January 2013 15:24, by Peacocktail

      SUDAN is on fire, SPLM-N and SRF have win the mind of the West....NCP is shaking and killings it own citizens,, careful though please before SRF hangs you in the Court of criminals....SPLM-N/SRF oyeee. Save Sudanese lives now.....it is achievable. Sudan had bled enough.....kills enough citizens

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    • 17 January 2013 00:16, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

      Jalaby, we will teach you in this forum until we pubbed. You still don’t know the strongest allied that Isabel, U.S n south Sudan have? Obama speaking our togue now. Our goal is to get rid rat Bashiir.

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  • 16 January 2013 13:15, by barbayo

    SPLM-N go ahead militry and political.

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  • 16 January 2013 19:03, by Mapuor

    Peaceful resolution of the conflict is necessary so that civilians in both rebel controlled areas and SPLM/N controlled areas live in harmony.War is internecine.

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  • 16 January 2013 19:56, by ViVa Sudan

    Keep dreaming we don’t care about both Agar & Arman they are finished long time back Salva will do the rest instead of SAF our ppl will never suffer agin we will set & watch the fight b/w SPLA & Splam/n soon. let’s wait.

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  • 16 January 2013 21:33, by wad arab & proud

    No wonder, black’s mind and thoughts, war is in your blood you will never think like a human

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  • 16 January 2013 23:30, by akoonapg

    Wad Arab, why Muslims never say anything when barbaric terrorist cut off peoples heads, Arabs are barbaric animals and killing is in their blood, check yourself before you disrespect.

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    • 18 January 2013 19:16, by wad arab & proud

      and hwo told you they are muslims?? real muslim do NOT kill. think twice

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  • 17 January 2013 00:38, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

    S.P.L.A/M-N keep it up! Dushman n political are brothers, don’t miss one of them, I hope you still remembered it! Negotiate while you’re fighting or fight while you’re negotiating. These bunch of gays in Khartoum will never leave the natives alone.

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