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January 26, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Presidents Omer Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir failed to achieve tangible progress in stalled talks between Khartoum and Juba over Abyei, and disputed areas, as well as oil exportation.

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President Omer Al-Bashir receives his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir after his arrival in Khartoum in October 2011 (AFP)

The meeting, which took place before a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), was initially planned to discuss the final status of Abyei, with both parties agreeing to activate the buffer zone and form Abyei institutions in a previous meeting.

With the failure of both sides to implement the agreements, the two leaders repeated their positions in a meeting attended by the chief mediator before heading to the AUPSC summit, where African leaders are expected to press for a resolution of ongoing disputes between the two countries.

Speaking at the AUPSC meeting, Kiir called on the presidential gathering to decide on a binding framework to end ongoing conflicts between the two neighbours, stressing that endless discussions with Khartoum would not yield any result.

“If there is to be progress, the cycle of negotiation cannot continue indefinitely. We must shift from rhetoric to action,” he told the high-level security meeting, which is tasked with deciding whether to refer the disputed issues to the UN Security Council (UNSC).

“We have exhausted the issue of Abyei for seven years. This issue does not require further negotiation, but rather swift adoption and implementation of the [African Union High-Level Implementation Panel] proposal,” he further stressed.

Since the signing of the 27 September Cooperation Agreement, the two parties have failed to operationalise the demilitarised zone, due to ongoing disagreements about Sudanese rebels and the disputed “Mile 14” area.

Sudan says South Sudan proposes to withdraw its troops from just 120kms of the 200km “Mile 14” area, which is located between East Darfur and Northern Bahr el-Ghazal states.

Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti told the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) that South Sudan does not intend to recognise the remaining 80kms as a disputed zone because they plan to maintain their troops there.

“It was clear for the African mediation (team) that the South Sudanese position is a new development,” he added.

The minister further said the meeting between the two leaders did not discuss the final status of Abyei because the parties had not yet implemented the signed agreements, alluding to the formation of the Abyei legislative council, on which both parties continue to diverge over the percentage of seats allocated to each side.

He also accused “some people from Abyei area” of aiming to hamper the implementation of other agreements by focusing only on the Abyei issue.

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), told the AUPSC meeting on Friday 25 January that the “situation in Sudan and South Sudan poses a particular set of challenges to Africa” on issues related to diversity in a united continent and neighbourliness and mutual viability.

She further underlined that the implementation of the signed agreement remains a source of “great concern” and called on the AUPSC to call for the implementation of the bilateral deals.

“It is my hope that this council will call on the two states to urgently and unconditionally implement all aspects of the agreements which were mutually acceptable compromises on both sides."

On Sunday the African leaders will start their annual ordinary meeting which will seemingly be dominated by the recent developments in Mali, as well as other issues of Somalia and Sudan-South Sudan relations.

No details are yet available on whether a resolution on the outstanding issues will be announced Sunday or not.

(ST)

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  • 26 January 2013 09:31, by Dinkawarrior

    No matter what happened, Abyei come back! I am wonder why Criminal Bashit still alive?

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    • 26 January 2013 11:03, by Paul Chadrack

      Kiir was telling UN sec gen last year that he is under nobody!, so mr president think of how you will get money to rise the dying economy of south sudan.the western world will not give a cent due to rampant corruption practice by bhar el gazel people.

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      • 26 January 2013 11:48, by aguotwany@live.com

        Paul, who care any way to the international country to loan us money. Whatever happened few years ago is over and the government had to beginning new and we have seen few days ago when our president removed 36 or more generals from their positions and corruption will stop now. Please let stand behind our government to defeat Khartoum and our country will be better & those accused face trials.

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        • 26 January 2013 20:47, by siddaw

          Guys. Lets stop this baseless talk btn the foolish majority & judicious minority. I’m sure that the foolish ve already heard & seen their glutonic pecularities of exposing our lovely nation to be a corruption zone which is known by the entire world.
          Lets use the 2015’s general election to eradicate this poor leadership which we’re wallowed in & lets forget the Arab’s policies to snatch our land.

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      • 26 January 2013 13:01, by Ayom Ayom

        Paul,
        The corruption is from all South Sudanese people not only Bahr el Ghazal, as you said. you have to be specific, I know your best friend from Bahr El Ghazal and he is not corrupt.

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  • 26 January 2013 09:38, by NO PEACE

    Please,Please KIIR you fail to lead south Sudanese citizen give chair to other people.

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    • 26 January 2013 11:59, by Ding Ding

      Dear Mr NO PEACE,try to reason what you talking to me it make no sense and to give it to who.You commence like some who didn,t go to school.
      Ding Ding

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  • 26 January 2013 09:42, by NO PEACE

    Oh,Oh People of south sudan i don,t think president kiir will come back to south Sudan because Dinka Bor are now ready to fight with Government of salve kiir in Juba very soon.

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    • 26 January 2013 12:04, by Ding Ding

      NO PEACE
      Which truck are you driving??? you might play with truck full of explosives.Dinka Bor will be answer and I am sure they are not stupid like you to play with fire.
      Ding Ding

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    • 26 January 2013 12:33, by zulu

      Paul and No peace.
      You Nuers are cowards and confused. I know you folks love your cousins the falata arab wanna bes in ns. let us the equatoirans, the fertit and the dinka of bor and dinka bg fight for abyei and ss while you choose to be with the arab wanna bes and fight for foot

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    • 26 January 2013 19:55, by Muorcienggok

      you do not know anything about South Sudan,are Dinka Bor other nationals or South Sudanese?I believe they are; that means no way they can fight the government of president Kiir, mind you Dinka Bor participated in the War and the head of the movement was their man.I strongly disagree with your allegation,unless it would be you to fight the government of Kiir,which you are not in position to do.

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  • 26 January 2013 09:46, by wadbakad

    Always there will no progress as far as Silva is hoping from Mrs Rice to takle the problem. He always goes back from what had agreed which a normal habit of Junubians.Backed by the USA , you will never get your oil passed through the Great Sudan, see another way for your beloved oil.

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    • 26 January 2013 09:58, by Robot

      DOES SUDAN REALIZES THE RHETORIC THEMSELVES IN WHAT THEY TERM AS SOUTH SUDAN NEW DEMANDS????, I WAS TOLD IT IS A CRIME IN ISLAM TO BESTOW ANY RIGHT TO A NON MUSLIM, YOU CONSIDER SOUTH SUDANESE AS YOUR INFIDELS THAT WHENEVER YOU KILL OR STEAL THEIR RESOURCES/LAND THE MORE WILL BE YOUR CHANCE OF GOING TO PARADISE...... PATHETIC ENOUGH, YOU ARE BITING YOUR TAIL!!!.

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    • 26 January 2013 12:11, by Ding Ding

      Yaa Wadsharmuta
      South Sudan have lived centuries without oil and they are still alive.
      We are not after the pipeline build with South Sudan resources.Oil has no termite to eat it so it can stay until our children of children get it.
      Ding Ding

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  • 26 January 2013 09:52, by jwok

    When we said that withdrawal of our troops from our land is a mistake others denied that but I think they realized it now, we said that because we know their attitudes very well.
    So Mr. President let our forces go back to our land and let the agreement go to hell
    Again our oil should not pass through Sudan Land

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  • 26 January 2013 10:33, by chuol

    Mr president Kiir, why are you not listen! your agreement with Mr Omer will not produce any fruits to we the South Sudanese, always you wasted our money for your unprogress meeting.leaves the position of being president and give the chance to the next person who will manage to rule this country as you did to Lakes State ’s Governor..South Sudanese are tire for unqualified president .

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    • 26 January 2013 12:16, by Ding Ding

      Chuol,
      Go to war and leave Salva Kiir if you are not happy with peace go and shoot your arab.
      Ding Ding

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  • 26 January 2013 10:39, by Jo-Luo

    NO PEACE And Wadkada,they two of you are cowards you know why becuase you guys nothing about our south sudan government if you are in khartoum please do what ever you are doing with bashir,rem there are many ways to kill a rat one day your so call bashir will join his acestors,you knowns there is nothing in sudan,there is no way Abyei will go to sudan as long as we live,we will fight to last drop,

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  • 26 January 2013 11:01, by hamil

    Everyone knows the Northerners are fake Arabs,Landless and Destitute set of people who have no history and Origin. They came to trade and in the end stole our land and they still want to steal more but GOD secured the best land for us with majority of the Mineral Resources in South Sudan. Abiey is OURS and will remain OURS period.

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  • 26 January 2013 11:15, by Tribe

    late COMERS,don’t cut the line.your comment should come in a order and time it was posted and less u’re responding to an individual whom u should indicate.Jumping the ladder doesn’t polish your comment nor it add-values.Literally,it’s like cutting line in a grocery shop,restuarant,ratio-center,u name it.It’s totally obnoxious and u need to stop it.just a word of advice.I hold no resposibility here

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  • 26 January 2013 11:26, by Tribe

    Desperation and pitifulness is what Bashir sees in your faces all yrs round.I don’t think he will make any ich change to his position.He mesmerizes and just laugh at you of how tough yesterday you were to wrestle him down to sign the CPA and in minutes become so feeble that his stares alone sent a shark-wave terror that jitter all hearts.The brain in this party is really gone or been suppressed.

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  • 26 January 2013 11:47, by Nuer Empire

    It was just waste of times and energies since you went there,but I think you like to waste your times with untrusted people in the earth up to the heaven.Even they are under every punishments from God either in earth or heaven for their lias!

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  • 26 January 2013 12:23, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    It is just a matter of power and political dialogue from Salva Kiir Miyardit, otherwise Omar Bashir should not steered back the problem of Abyei. Abyei was annexed to the South, but I don’t know exactly what the SPLA/SPLM is waiting for. Now, the problem of Abyei is hovering and ringing in every corner, while the problem of Heglig(Toor Aliiny) was downside without discussion.
    By Augustino Deng.

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  • 26 January 2013 12:29, by master

    these bunch of drunkards don’t know what they saying
    anyhow as we trusted these thugs of splm and brought them from nimoly we will burn them to ash
    no mercy this time
    thanx god the out come of the summit big zero as i hoped

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    • 26 January 2013 18:33, by zulu

      MISTRESS SWEET PUSSY Douchebag
      I need to come to Addis and see for yourself Beshit being entertained by Kiir with a bottle of wisky. You can’t believe this is the fanatic in khartoum getting so drunk here.

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  • 26 January 2013 12:30, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Omar Bashir is very clever enough that he wanted to deceiving and confusing Salva Kiir from forgeting the problem of Heglig(Toor Aliiny). I wish Salva Kiir should use all his strategies in order to win Omar Bashir. Abyei is the land of South Sudan, therefore, there should be no discussion at all. Why we don’t discussed the problem of Heglig rather than the problem of Abyei?
    By Augustino Deng.

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  • 26 January 2013 15:15, by Makuer Marou Manok

    Bashir even though you wanted to grasp our lands, God will see you and you will not escape. I blame ICC who fails to arrest you or hung you because you are culprit, you kill at will, you rape at will etc.
    Nobody above God even if you assume that you are above everybody in two Sudans, you will not be above God.

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  • 26 January 2013 20:24, by ANYANYA1

    dear Southernes, Our President Kiir is wasting his time of going back and fouth to Addis to meet Bashire. I was understood why our President call his own Land,Country people disputed Areas example Abyei and Miles14? Mr. president forget about going Addis and lead South Sudanese people to right driection.remember 2015 is around corner we will vote you out at least you will change that all. ANYANYA

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  • 26 January 2013 20:57, by James Maker Akok

    President Kiir is a once who give North Sudan Government to killing the times up to now without solution. Suppose President Kiir go for International Arbitration Court to be solve quickly, we have a Sudan original Map already, I have it and I sent it to many people.
    jamesmakerakok@gmail.com

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  • 26 January 2013 21:46, by yyufnzeg
    • 26 January 2013 22:52, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

      No music here dude! We’re discussing the really live of south Sudanese. Listen to the article first before you dance please!

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    • 27 January 2013 06:31, by 4Justice
  • 26 January 2013 23:36, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

    To: the president of south Sudan.
    A) what’s the next plan now since Bashiir refused for the oil export through Sudanese territory?
    B) Abyei protocols?
    C) Border democratization?
    D) Withdrawal of his army in the border?
    We really needs an answer please!

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  • 27 January 2013 05:00, by E. Defense Forces

    They are wasting our time and money. Both got to step down.
    link --- Two Sudan remain hung up on the final status of the oil-rich Abyei region
    http://www.southsudanhub.com/media/2281/Two_Sudan__remain_hung_up_on_the_final_status_of_the_oil-rich_Abyei_region/

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    • 27 January 2013 05:29, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

      I totally agreed with you bro! We better keep those little money come from donate to run the country instead of wasting them for unfruitful peace talks. South Sudan, should do one thing here; arms all the Sudanese rebels. So, that we get rid of Bashiir! That’s the only solutions.

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  • 27 January 2013 06:58, by ANYANYA1

    Friends from South Sudan, let forget nothing good will come out in Addis Ababa meeting, We need to take action to Bring Abyei back by all mean, whether Bashir like it or not. Africa Union Peace and Security C and UN are wasting our time for their own interest get their paycheck. We need plan B to solve Abyei and Border After that AUPSC and united Nation will come with right answer.
    ANYANYA1

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  • 27 January 2013 09:52, by ViVa Sudan

    Don’t WAIT FOR UR MASTERS U IDIOTS WE WILL NOT LET ANY SINGLE DROP OF UR OIL 2 PASS THRU OUR BELOVED LAND UNLESS YOU OBEY OUR OWN ORDERS PUPETS. ABYIE FORGET IT IF U WANT IT COME TO FIGHT & GET IT COWARDS U WILL BE KICKED DA WAY IN NO TIME . U LASTED FOR 7 DAYS IN HEGLIG IN ABYIE THE SAME DAY SPLA/M/N WILL VANISH WITHIN LESS THAN 24 HRS WE KNOW HOW TO KICK UR BUTT LOWLESS CREATURES..

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