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Kiir writes to African heads of state over endless negotiation with Sudan

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March 4,2013 (JUBA)- South Sudan president Salva Kiir has written a letter to African leaders asking them to support a road map issued by the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) to resolve his nation’s disputes with neighbouring Sudan.

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Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir ( L) shakes hands with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa on 14 July 2012 (SUNA)

Following clashes between the two countries over the ownership of Heglig/Panthou in April 2012, the AUPSC issued a road map giving tough conditions requiring the two sides to end hostilities and to immediately resume negotiations over disputed issues under the leadership of the African Union high level implementation Panel (AUHIP).

However, despite the endorsement of this road map by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the tight time-frame given to the parties, the two parties failed to implement what they agreed in the September 2012 Cooperation Agreement, or to reach a compromise on other remaining issues.

South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nhial Deng Nhial, said on Monday that president Salva Kiir had written to all African heads of state asking for their support in ending the post-secession negotiations and pushing for the immediate implementation of all previous agreements without conditions.

"As the government, we have never refused negotiating with Sudan. We have always shown interest in resolving dispute through peaceful dialogue. We started negotiating with them (Sudan) long before we became a government but it is important that there must be a timelines", the minister said.

"There should be a definite time-frame as came in the African Union peace and Security Council roadmap. We are therefore calling on the same African leaders to support the roadmap which it issued on the 24th of April 2012 and the communiqué it issued again in October 2012", he further added in statement to Sudan Tribune.

Khartoum refused a decision by the AUPSC calling for a referendum on the fate of Abyei to be held in October and convinced the AU leaders that its referral to the UNSC means a return to war.

However Juba said it has made all possible concessions and called on regional and international communities to intervene arguing that talks over who can participate in this crucial vote cannot continue endlessly.

Nhial explained that the letters, delivered by different officials at different times, explained the position of Juba and its commitment to end the conflict and urged African heads of state to support AUPSC decision.

"We have received assurance of support from number of African heads of state. They have shown their support to end discussion and begin to work on how we should implement the agreements we have signed," he explained.

Speaking in Vienna, Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti, following a meeting with his Austrian counterpart, reiterated Khartoum’s willingness to implement all the agreements inked by the two countries and asked called on to implement it.

Sudan recently said South Sudanese government stepped back from the implementation of the security arrangements and continues to support the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North .

Khartoum further accuses Juba of refusing to withdraw its troops from the disputed Mile 14 as provided in a deal aiming to establish a buffer zone of the two countries to prevent a return of war between the two countries.

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  • 5 March 2013 09:35, by ForAll

    The separation of South Sudan and Sudan was not the main plan for Dr. Garang who was belind African Union.
    He declared that openly in 1981 after obtaining his PHD from IOWA state.
    I want to see EAST AFRICA one strongly united region of Africa.

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    • 6 March 2013 06:53, by Paul Chadrack

      Kiir’s regime is collapsing, just wait for few days to come.
      begging African Union to convince Basir to allowed oil flow again will not happen. a government of corrupters with out plan B.

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  • 5 March 2013 09:41, by ForAll

    Africans must bury regionalism and blind tribalism and look for the bright future for the new African generations.
    Let’s concentrate on our precious unused natural resources while the natural resources are DEPLETED in most other parts of the world.

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  • 5 March 2013 09:53, by Jojo

    I hate to read the ’Kneeling’ letter to Khartoum through AUSPSC. Be a decisive President and forget about Sudan (Khartoum). Keep focusing on building strong National Army; and put your plan into action. They (Khartoumers) will send a ’Kneeling’ letter to you or through AUPSC begging you to reconcile.

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    • 5 March 2013 10:06, by Bungachier 50

      African Union are toothless dogs and can not solve any problem of this nature. We have to learn from the first experience,Question! " Whose country’s problems has African Union ever solved?

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    • 5 March 2013 20:12, by ViVa Sudan

      In ur own mothers dream JO JO hahahah you all fake stop dreaming ur own minster declared that SPLA failed to produce any thing good for South ppl.hahaha

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  • 5 March 2013 10:15, by Murle agent

    Look at him now ugly drunk hard coward, I fucking hates him why always complaining to african union like a women? You weak evil.

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    • 5 March 2013 20:14, by ViVa Sudan

      Agent Murle he will be always as u said coz he is Dinka oil money looter..

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  • 5 March 2013 11:15, by pacoto

    Kiir is confused he is not potential enough to change the nation,the strongest SPLA/M has become a family party,step aside let the potential,civilized ,visionary persons come in.
    south sudan will remain behind so long as Kiir is claiming to be in power.

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  • 5 March 2013 11:46, by James Maker Akok

    Yes, timeline is timeline, North Sudan Government wasting times without solution.

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  • 5 March 2013 11:48, by Ngomtoda

    @Kiir!!,kiir!!,kiir!!,man you are kneeling this brilliant nation.WHY DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT SUDAN,LOOK!,IN THE WHOLE OF AFRICA,THERE IS NO ANY COUNTRY THAT FEARS SUDAN,WHY? BECOZ THEY FOCUS ON ONLY MILTARY SUPPORT.NEVER A SHAME US BY BEGGING SUDAN TO ACCEPT THE USELESS AGREEMENTS.S.SUDAN IS CAPABLE TO WITHSTAND WITHOUT SUDAN, IF YOU USE YOUR MIND WISELY.DON’T BRING THAT COWARD BACKGROUND OF YOURS

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    • 5 March 2013 13:11, by julia

      plse nytodam
      Kiir is acting on his Dinka line theory of wait a minute.he is not a fool like u Nuer who ever do thing without plan B.Arab soon we will fuck them,just we want to exhuast all the diplomatic solution,then we resort military action.only two our mighty SPLA will be in el-obied and kosti.women without clitories (circumcised women)will be screaming praising our SPLA cursing their men.plse

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      • 5 March 2013 13:27, by ForAll

        Please don’t GENERALIZE every thing in the name Arabs.
        Many Arabs are the strong supporters to SS and Sudan.
        Moreover OBSENE LANGUAGE will not support your statements.
        Many Arabs are married to many most polite and beautiful southern women especially the Darfurians and Messeria

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      • 5 March 2013 13:53, by Nuer Empire

        Julia:Where is Dinka tactic which I have not ever seen or heard? What about your clitory? Is it functioning?
        The Nuer Empire

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        • 5 March 2013 15:02, by julia

          Nuer Empire/food empire.
          Ask ur mother how fine her clitory a man,instead u ask my dick,iwould have directed u to where am living in Juba(hotel) for u to come along with ur sister to tell u how fine is my dick after having some few minute in the room.

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      • 5 March 2013 14:13, by Junta

        Julia
        Can you desist from using such profane language and engage in a more civilised debate? The strategy Kiir is using is a right one to for RSS in-order to Win support from 5 permanent members with veto powers from UNSC. It is not just a matter of making emotional decision of going to war or using rhetoric. You have to know that Diplomacy is a tricky game! Thumps Up Kiir!

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        • 5 March 2013 15:13, by julia

          junta.
          And what re u trying to condemn in my statement?.diplomatic exhuastion mean to secure all diplomatic support.u people u have a problem of thong-kwaja plse re-read my article once more.
          And u forall ur ally Arab were call as insect re u have with that,
          Gamal Adal Nassar was calling as charcoal in s.sudan to burn down to ash,is that one right for u.

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    • 5 March 2013 22:48, by AUGUSTINO DENG

      Ngomlieldu,
      Why do you blame Salva Kiir? You say before in your article that why I hate Salva Kiir and Riek Machar?. Now, you know the reason why I hate Salva Kiir. Salva Kiir is confused. I hate Salva Kiir, but not because of his physical appearance, but in the way he does things. He is too slow like millipede.

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  • 5 March 2013 13:11, by Lual Garang De Lual

    It is a pity Mr. President that you are asking for solution from outside the family, I mean from AU. There is a Dinka saying that you must carry in your ego. "A man which solves his family problems among his peers is deemed weak and coward" You must control your family before asking help from your brothers. Peace be with you.

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    • 5 March 2013 15:16, by Panthou

      Mr. President, I don’t blame you! But warrap. Persuade your peace if it work! But I doubt it 99.9% of this peace will not work. If there’s no other way to solutions, then give those five disputes areas to Bashiir period. We will bring them back later, after we elect a strong n competitive leader. This is a very simple game if I were you.

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  • 5 March 2013 22:40, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    I don’t think whether this letter will make sense. Salva Kiir if you are not able to defeate Omar Bashir in Politic, then you better go to your county Akon in Warrap. You are doing nothing at all. I don’t like your letter nor I don’t like you too.What do you think that letter will do to the Southern Sudanese people? Your vision is useless.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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