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January 29, 2013 (WASHINGTON) - Sudan has lost its voting rights at the United Nations for failing to pay its dues to the world body.

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Sudanese minister for foreign affairs Ali Ahmed Karti addresses the general debate of the sixty-sixth session of the UN General Assembly (UN Photo)

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) reported on its website that as of 21 January there were 15 member states - including Sudan - that are in arrears in the payment of their financial contributions under the terms of Article 19 of the UN charter.

Article 19 of the UN charter states that "a member state in arrears in the payment of its dues in an amount that equals or exceeds the contributions due for two preceding years can lose its vote in the general assembly".

An exception is allowed if the member state can show that conditions beyond its control contributed to its inability to pay.

Other countries sanctioned included Cape Verde, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Kyrgyzstan, Marshall Islands, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Vanuatu, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

In a letter dated 15 January, the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon informed the president of the UNGA of the member states that are delinquent under Article 19.

The letter, however, says that these member states can rectify the situation by making a payment "so that they remain below the gross amount assessed for the preceding two full years (2011 and 2012)".

Under this calculation Sudan needs to disburse $347,879 to have the voting ban lifted.

This month, UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky disclosed that Sudan fell under Article 19 in early 2012 but that sufficient payments were made afterwards to move the East African nation out of it.

"As of 4 January 2013, Sudan has arrears (amounts due for 2012 and previous years) of approximately $1 million," Nesirky said.

Earlier this month, the Sudanese ambassador at the UN Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman vehemently denied his government is behind on its dues, saying Khartoum paid its 2012 dues in full and will soon disburse their 2013 contributions.

Osman stressed that at no point did Sudan lose voting rights at the UNGA assembly. He did not explain why UN figures show otherwise.

Sudan has lost billions of dollars in oil receipts since the South gained independence in mid-2011, and is plagued by soaring prices and a weakening currency, with no economic solution in sight for the bankrupt nation.

Prior to partition, about three-quarters of crude production came from the South and accounted for more than 85% of Khartoum’s export earnings, which reached $7.5 billion in the first half of 2011, according to the World Bank.

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  • 29 January 2013 16:04, by aguotwany@live.com

    Kick out from the United Nation, Sudan is out of the UN voting rights . Now go and complaint again after now losing your voting. The wrong decisions the Islamic governments since 1955 thought they knows and ’’shit’’ you and your cram able there you go. Go to ’’Hell’’ Khartoum.
    I am very satisfy about this news .

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    • 29 January 2013 16:08, by Mi diit

      South Sudan will be voting at the UN while Sudan watches its fate being decided by South Sudan at the UN. What a cat and rat (tom and jerry) game. Sudan started it and is now losing it.

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      • 29 January 2013 20:20, by Mach

        Very funny, how embarrassing! United Nation needs to know; Sudan is no longer the Sudan they knew, the old Sudan was rolling itself on South Sudanese cash from oil, but now Sudan doesn’t have that luxury anymore. Sudan is broke/bankrupt no money anymore and for the next five to ten years; most of them will be homeless roaming around South Sudan in need for food and shelters.

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    • 29 January 2013 16:27, by Ayom Ayom

      I concluded that in Sudan, everybody is a lair right, if they can also denying and telling lies at the internationally level. How can Daffala denies such records for international level. very big shame.

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    • 30 January 2013 13:51, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Where is jalaby to comment on this colum,or the dollars they were proud of by then it was from South South,ashame on the foreign minister Karti to defend their position.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 30 January 2013 15:10, by siddaw

      Hahahahahahahaaaaaaay!
      I’m sure that they aren’t going to lost that right to lose the entire Sudan as well. How do you guys expect Sudan to stand firm without our contributions?
      It’s not yet. Open your ears and listen. Other stories are underway.

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  • 29 January 2013 16:04, by Mi diit

    Sudan is surely sinking. The UN will keep flushing it down until it is no more.
    They play with their economy thinking that they are hurting South Sudan. With their huge financial arrears which now forces the UN to disown them, what will Khartoumers do? Please implement the cooperation agreements with South Sudan so that you get something from our oil.

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    • 29 January 2013 16:28, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      LOOK!!!, What consequences for bad governance have brought t Sudan that used to be break bucket for Africa specially horn countries flocked to Sudan for life betterments are now standing on their own strong feet in term of economics growth, development, and not only that they are laughing at Sudan consumed by shame at the UN. Sudan is a "bad child that destroy his father house with left finger.’

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    • 29 January 2013 17:07, by sudani ana

      Don’t be stupid what huge financial arrears?? One million dollars??? Any middle class business man from Khartoum could pay that never mind the government of Sudan. May I remind you that the hightening of the Rusairis Dam cost a total of 800 million Dollars including the cost of building 12 towns.

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      • 29 January 2013 17:25, by panchol

        Sudani ana.
        You are the big lier compare to your president who said 1,200 SPLA got in Heglig. Hahahahahahahahahahah. Sudan is not excepting its weakness. Hahahahahahahahahahah

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        • 29 January 2013 20:58, by Northern Sudanese

          panchol
          don’t link Heglig to this joke, in Heglig we sprayed more than a thousand insects!

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          • 30 January 2013 07:07, by Paul Ongee

            Ya Northern Banaat/Sudani Inti/Jalaby/Master,
            Very bad news for the coup-addicted Sudan. Please, can you all tell us the condition beyond the Chief Oil thief’s (COT) control contributed to "its" inability to pay? Guess what? The loss of 75% of oil revenue to South Sudan is possibly beyond the COT’s control. The little reserve is used for purchasing WMD for killing freedom fighters in Sudan.

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          • 30 January 2013 11:26, by South South

            Northern Sudanese,
            when are you going to stop lying about Heglig ? We did what we supposed to do there, namely destroying oil field and killed many penguins. Now, your country can not pay its fee to be a memeber of UN, but skip that and talk about lies. shit

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          • 30 January 2013 11:40, by Turism

            Northern sudan
            how can you term more intelligent guys an insects while living insects in khartoum, are you sure the insects are like us? do you know what is insect? and its chracteristic? if so think deeply my dear to find insects.

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      • 29 January 2013 17:27, by panchol

        Sudani ana.
        You are the big lier compare to your president who said 1,200 SPLA got killed in Heglig. Hahahahahahahahahahah. Sudan is not excepting its weakness. Hahahahahahahahahahah.
        "Empty vessels make more noise". lol! Hahahahahahahahahahah.

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      • 29 January 2013 19:57, by Observer

        Sudani Ana
        And do you see a queue of middle class Khartoum business men wanting to pay this.
        May I remind you that the Roseiris was built on more than 70% of loans- which we have to pay back.
        Also am not too sure what the relationship between us not paying our UN debt is and the cost of the Roseiris dam or what point you are trying to make.

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      • 29 January 2013 22:40, by mohamed mahgoub

        Still u didn’t asking the persisting question why do u think our govnt didn’t pay its dues for for - two yrs in a row- is it simply cuz they don’t have enough money or what?

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      • 29 January 2013 23:51, by Mach

        Sudani ana, don’t you know; it’s going to hard to believe that you have more than $ 800 million dollars you can spend easily and on the other hand you can’t afford to pay just $ 1 million to the United Nations? Where in the entire world; you can find people wearing the same brains as you are to believe; what you have just said made any sense?

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      • 30 January 2013 07:03, by Paul Ongee

        Ya Northern Banaat/Sudani Inti/Jalaby/Master,
        Very bad news for the coup-addicted Sudan. Please, can you all tell us the condition beyond the Chief Oil thief’s (COT) control contributed to "its" inability to pay? Guess what? The loss of 75% of oil revenue to South Sudan is possibly beyond the COT’s control. The little reserve is used for purchasing WMD for killing freedom fighters in Sudan.

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  • 29 January 2013 16:10, by Deng Ateny Lueth

    what an embarasing sign that has occured all of a sudden. Sudan that used to be the break bucket for Africa specially countries in the Horn of Africa use to flock to Sudan for economic reason and life betterment are now ahead of Sudan for economic growth and have not delinquent on their UN contribution accounts. what a shameful history this sequences bad governance has brought to sudan.

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    • 29 January 2013 16:26, by william mawien

      "Sudan is ban from voting in the general assembly of the united nations"
      oh waaw what good news that is!
      They could have expell Sudan from un membership hahahahahhahahaahah
      losing south Sudan is like losing your eyes and hands

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  • 29 January 2013 16:41, by James Maker Akok

    North Sudan Government with his people supporting them on websites,
    I gave you advise that time you North Sudan Government you going to be kick out from UN services but you turn yourselves against me as your enemy but now you see it what UN did.
    I’m not a liar, I tell the trues things happened and the things going to happen.

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  • 29 January 2013 16:57, by nostalgia for 1 sudan

    INSIGNIFICANT COCKROACHES,
    WE R NOT PAYING THE MONEY INTENTIONALLY..WE R SO CLEVER..WHAT DID WE GET FROM UN AND UNSC? ICC INDICTEMENT OF OUR PRESIDEN?PREJUIDICE OF UN BLUE EYE MASTERS AGAINST US IN FAVOR OF MALODOROUS SOUTHERNERS?
    UN AND ITS FOLLOWERS GO TO HELL..WE R USING OUR MONEY TO WELFARE OUR CITIZENS AND STRENGTHEN OUR WEAPONS.GO TO YOUR MASTERS, NASTY SLAVES.

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    • 29 January 2013 17:18, by sudani ana

      Nostalgia for 1 Sudan
      I must say brother I don’t like the name you chose for yourself. I think separation of the south was the best thing that has ever happened to Sudan after independence. I suggest you change your name. We gained nothing from the south except the longest war in Africa, death and poverty.
      Ana Sudani ana

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    • 30 January 2013 16:37, by PT92
      Hah! Money? UN must be kidding? How these? We got more of them.

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      • 30 January 2013 23:19, by Darkangel

        What a FAKE .. This is the Congo !!!
        But thats typical of you Zionists spreading false information for your sick causes. Why dont you let the Southerners defend themselves. You people (not the south) will be destroyed ! We are coming & we will have the last laugh god willing.

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  • 29 January 2013 17:17, by panchol

    Sudan has put the falling of. South Sudan economic, keeping in their mind that the SS oil must not go to market but umresumption of SS oil flow affect world market.

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  • 29 January 2013 17:48, by pabaak

    A country that once was the symbol of civilization in Africa if not in the world and has biggest monuments and some of greatest kingdoms in men kind is now become rumbles, their leaders are mostly wanted by international criminal court, the war is raging in every corners of its borders because the country that was multicultural- religious is wanted to be identified as pure Islamic and Arabic

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    • 29 January 2013 17:59, by pabaak

      alienated the indigenous people of the land of Sudan. True change is at doors, supposedly the UNSC request this payments of arrears from SRF, they will be able to pay them because they could be only true legitimate power in Sudan instead of NCP that’s already on distinction

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      • 29 January 2013 21:25, by Nuer Empire

        Folks:Have you seen the theives being caught even by the international communities and still trying to deny recorded activities!! They thought that everything should be hidden like the way they always do under the cover of their dark hell in Khartoum.This is the world ’s governing body with every facilities to see the thieves.No for our oil!!
        **The Nuer Empire***

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  • 29 January 2013 19:25, by master

    insects low life
    really pathatic
    you don’t know how to be even glad
    sudan hasn’t perminent mumbership inUNSC so it’s formal proceedure not more
    you need centuries to under stand how the world work
    we will not allow your oil to pass even you say alroooob
    thoese janobean made me laugh
    the best thing when you have stupid foe
    we are hangry ;sick, internal tribal conflect , corruption and so on
    hahahaa

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    • 29 January 2013 19:43, by Observer

      master
      A typical answer from you when our government embarasses us- you attack S Sudan in a way that no one can understand what you are trying to say and which makes no sense.
      In your last sentence you actually admit what it is like for most Sudanese." we are hungry; sick, internal tribal conflict, corruption and so on.
      At last you are being honest about our country- well done.

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      • 29 January 2013 20:57, by master

        observer
        plz try to make differnce btw nation and gov
        what does NCP party means for us ?
        no thing
        let them go to hell
        the southerns real problem not NCP but sudan .so if NCP gone and SLF come to rule this sudan they would be puppet on the hand of the kids of SPLM
        our main enemy is SPLM
        look what they achieved since their fake independnce !!
        no thing

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        • 30 January 2013 04:50, by Observer

          Master
          As per usual a post that doesn;t sense and has nothing to do with the article.
          Our main enemy is not SPLM- they are in a different country than ours and why would the SPLM want to invade Sudan?
          Our main enemy is our corrupt, incompetent government and its dictatorship and people like you who think the NCP and the government is taking Sudan in the right direction.

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        • 30 January 2013 09:29, by hard liner

          Read this Mohamed,
          ’’Sudan has lost billions of dollars in oil receipts since the South gained independence in mid-2011, and is plagued by soaring prices and a weakening currency, with no economic solution in sight for the bankrupt nation’’.....! Wowowowowowowow have you read that basterd sudanese child Mohamed? you and your NCP down fall is certain.

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  • 29 January 2013 21:06, by Northern Sudanese

    all these nonsense and lies for just $1 million???
    loool, just a business man in Khartoum can pay that price :D you guys are so pathetic!
    an official can pay that price from his pockets lol

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    • 29 January 2013 21:29, by Nuer Empire

      Northern Sudanese:I would hide myself if I were you,but chronic thieves have no shames,lol

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    • 30 January 2013 11:31, by South South

      Northern Sudanese,
      No business going on in Khartoum right now, people are dying for food. Lair, get something to say. South Sudan is beating Penguins. Our SPLA/N is up and will control Sudan soon. Shit and penguin, we will change all Sudan to somehting we want. take it like that or go to the hell.

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      • 31 January 2013 07:46, by Northern Sudanese

        South South
        you need medical help bro! hopefully they even offer insects support :D , if you think there is starvation in Khartoum, then you must go 10 meters outside your hut and you will find dying people rushing to the white helicopter lol!
        please, we built dams for billion , roads for millions, buildings for millions and its so hard to pay that 1 million? lol any businessman can pay that!

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  • 30 January 2013 07:55, by jwok

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    When we said South Sudan is the lifeline for sudan their government denied
    When we stoped flowing our oil through their pipeline the said we will suffer but they realized that they have suffered more than us
    Now the lost their voting right due to financial problems
    Tomorrow they will lost their membership
    our oil will not pass through Sudan

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    • 30 January 2013 08:18, by sudani ana

      The report also mentioned that Venezuela hasn’t paid what it owes to UN, does that mean she has run out of dollars, one of the biggest oil exporters and member of OPEC? Think.

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      • 30 January 2013 09:02, by mohamed mahgoub

        S ana,but we didn’t see the venzeuelan rep. at the UN arguing that his country paid its dues in - full - as ours did! Beside everybody knows the position of that country against UN & the west

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    • 30 January 2013 08:28, by EES Kingmaker

      It is a strange but funny. Sudan has been shouting and beating meaningless drums all along to UN but unfortunately wasn’t contributing or finishing her annual subscription fees. It is a big shame Khartoum has lost its voting rights. This is a result of accummulated lies Sudanese officials have been telling the whole world. It is very pathetic. Short live Khartoum liars, Short live Criminal Bashir.

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  • 30 January 2013 10:39, by jwok

    you know , they lost their voting right because of our oil .
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    we will also plan to let them lose their membership in UN
    list of criminals cannot be a members IN UN

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  • 30 January 2013 10:40, by jwok

    you know , they lost their voting right because of our oil .
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    we will also plan to let them lose their membership in UN
    list of criminals cannot be a members IN UN

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  • 30 January 2013 11:19, by Turism

    Why do we care if they refuse the voting otherwise UNSC will see the way of fucking them. good good news........oh God.

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  • 30 January 2013 11:34, by hamil

    That clearly shows you how broke and bankrupt these fake wanna be Arabs are. They stole millions from the south and still could not afford to bail out their stinky dirty arses by paying what the UN owes them. Hahahahaha No single droplet of oil will pass through that country of thieves.

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  • 30 January 2013 11:53, by Darkangel

    I think most of you Southern Morons cant read english. Try reading the article (even if takes you 1 hour) and not just the heading. The article states that Sudan was not barred, but Zionist Anti Sudan Tribune knows you clowns cant read and catches your attention with fake headlines.
    Second, a sign of desperation is when you laugh and be happy with every bad news you hear about Sudan. It shows !

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    • 30 January 2013 11:56, by Darkangel

      Yes Sudan has an economic problem, but so does most of the world. But at least it has an economy ! The Economic forum in germany was not attended by S.S F.M because the idiot had nothing to present. Sudan delegation came with plans and investment opportunities. S.S ’give us the money’ - You need to people to build & plan things for you. Other than fight n kill each other like animals, your no good

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      • 30 January 2013 12:35, by Darkangel

        Here are some clips to piss u guys off and increase your miserable depression further :
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ5EbeqVqMw
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tRzM2tZFng
        Here is a professional article to read unlike these lame ST amatuer writings
        http://www.economist.com/blogs/baobab/2013/01/two-sudans?zid=304&ah=e5690753dc78ce91909083042ad12e30

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      • 30 January 2013 15:06, by PT92
        Sorry UN, we’re so broke, we don’t have money to paid our dues anymore. We only have blood shedding all over here in SUDAN. We’re not vampires but this is all we got. So, if you are interested, we’ll be happy to pay our dues with blood and we can even donate more for you.

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      • 30 January 2013 15:23, by PT92
        Darkangel or Crap, You mus be stupid NCP clown that, twisted everything that come out of everyone mouth including themselves when it doesn’t suite them well. Don’t get shit twisted suckers!

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        • 30 January 2013 23:23, by Darkangel

          The funny thing with you Zionist is labbeling others, while crying when people label you. Im not NCP anything, but proud Sudanese & Muslim. I fight for my country, people & religion no matter who leads the country. We fight for god ! That is something you satanists dont understand & never will, until you burn in the fire of hell.

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    • 30 January 2013 11:56, by Darkangel

      Yes Sudan has an economic problem, but so does most of the world. But at least it has an economy ! The Economic forum in germany was not attended by S.S F.M because the idiot had nothing to present. Sudan delegation came with plans and investment opportunities. S.S ’give us the money’ - You need to people to build & plan things for you. Other than fight n kill each other like animals, your no good

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  • 30 January 2013 16:26, by Panthou

    My heart felt, goes to those of jalaby n the rest of his fellows whom Support the regime that full of criminals. This is a very simple bill, $1 million bill only? Yaayyaay! AU did you hear that? Sudan need to be ban out of AU,IGAD too except for Arab league.
    Jalaby, where is the new oil you said, was discovered south kordufan? I told you already rats, this year Sudan is going to hell.

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