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Juba dismisses rebel claims, says Khartoum covering Abyei killing


May 12, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Sunday dismissed Sudanese government claims that it provides support to rebels opposed to Khartoum regime, saying that the allegations are an attempt to cover-up the recent killing of tribal leader in Abyei.

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South Sudanese Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin 2 April 2 2012 (Getty)

“There is no single truth in these allegations. The government of the Republic of South Sudan has always been clear on these unfounded allegations. We have said time and again that South Sudan does not provide any support to any rebel. We believe in peaceful coexistence with our neighbours,” said South Sudan information minister, Barnaba Marial.

The claims by the government of Sudan are attempts to cover up the killing of the paramount chief of Abyei, he added.

Kuol Deng Majok, the paramount chief the Dinka Ngok and personnel from the United Nation Peacekeeping Force in Abyei (UNISFA) were killed when armed Arab nomads attacked their convoy in the disputed region, last week.

World bodies and individual nations, including the US, strongly condemned the killing and called for investigations into the matter, seen as a blow in efforts to restore the previously strained relations between Sudan and South Sudan.

Marial said the allegations made by Khartoum comes as a “surprise”, given that the latter recently de-linked South Sudan from any involvement in rebel activities within the northern territories.

“It was the government of Sudan which came out to dismiss and telling their press in Khartoum that we have no link to the rebel attack in the North and South Kordofan. Now they are turning around and make these unfounded allegations”, Marial told reporters in the capital, Juba.

He said it was the Sudanese government supporting militia groups, fighting proxy wars with South Sudan government on behalf of the northern establishment.

“We now have militia group who have just responded to the amnesty. They can themselves attest to the international community and the government of Sudan where they came. Ask them. They are now here in Juba and they will tell you who used to support them. They were in Sudan,” Marial stressed.

“These are hard facts, not allegations”, he added.

The minister, however, said his government was still committed to work with its Sudanese counterpart to give peace a chance and build trust between the two nations.


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  • 13 May 2013 08:37, by Robot

    NIF/NCP are behaving like "a dog which tries to bite its tail and hence ends up in a circle". their lies are premature and they have been surviving on the world arena when South Sudan diplomacy was still weak therefore exploiting the situation.

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    • 13 May 2013 09:15, by Kedo

      Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a Sudanese poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using(ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). A simple idea but who knew it before? WAKE UP AFRICANS. Don’t waste your time talking politics.(ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM)

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    • 13 May 2013 11:36, by Jalaby

      Breaking News ..
      David Yau Yau and his brave fighters announced that Pibor city has fallen under their control ...
      What a great news..

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      • 13 May 2013 11:47, by Jalaby

        Brave and fearless David Yau Yau, less talking huge act on the ground!!
        Bor city is the next station, let thieves run away for their lives!!

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        • 13 May 2013 12:14, by Jalaby

          SAF puts all its military capabilities under David Yau Yau control and services, SAF has provided them with all type of sophisticated weapons that they need, fuels, four wheel military cars, and all logistic supports, and warplanes to carry them to remote areas to circle around their enemies and take them by surprise!
          David Yau Yau Oyeeeeeeee

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          • 13 May 2013 14:48, by Marco A. Wek

            Jalaby why are you north sudanese still using south Sudan military parade songs. Use your own like your terrorists so called defa shabby or better known for sudanese natives North fake arabs innocent people terrorists killing machine and were killed in thousands in south Sudan.
            What a lost they had given the fact that they died in vain in south Sudan.

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            • 14 May 2013 00:14, by panom lualbil

              Good enough MR Mariel, OMAR BASHIER should know that he himself was who supported rebels. Like group of junky militias from SLAVE-NUER who recently responded to amnesty were just coming from Khartoum.

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    • 13 May 2013 13:45, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      The death Arabs are for peace,but the living one are for war be careful Mr minister otherwise you are wasting your energy to talk alot on the truth.

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  • 13 May 2013 09:15, by Kedo

    Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a Sudanese poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using(ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). A simple idea but who knew it before? WAKE UP AFRICANS. Don’t waste your time talking politics.(ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM)

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  • 13 May 2013 09:20, by Mohammed Ali 2

    You have said the American Journalist was in the pay roll of Khartoum and Kiir didn’t write a letter of appology for lying to Obama.It turned to be true.You refused to appologize until you were forced to do so! You said General Telephone Koko was not in SS untill under pressure of the French government you released him from your prison.You are expert in telling lies!

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    • 13 May 2013 12:42, by South South

      Mohammed Ali 2,
      I can not believe my eyes to see you talking about lies. Really, you Mohammed Ali 2 and not other person. You said these big two lies last week.
      1- Sudanese army will re-capture all areas in North Kordafern, but until today nothing like that happens. 2- You said you killed Abdel Aziz Al-hilu, but he still alive and is killing more fake Arabs. What a lair !!!!! Shut up.

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      • 13 May 2013 13:11, by Oppressor

        South Big Mouth fa nothing .. Stop Diverting the subject South is supporting the rebels SPLA-N is A real Part of SPLAM & every one knows it except you & idiot like u who doesn’t admitted this fact..

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      • 13 May 2013 13:39, by Mohammed Ali 2

        South Sudan, go to Pibor then you will believe your eyes!

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        • 13 May 2013 14:30, by South South

          Mohammed Ali 2,
          You are a lair and that is what Iam talking about. After a defeat in Northern Kordafen, after a big lie about killing Mr. El hilu and after all these lies, you now change and do not want to say anything about your lies, but find another lie called Pibor. Fake Arabs, your days in Sudan are numbered. Fake Arabs are talking about protecting Khartoum, things are heating up very fast.

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          • 13 May 2013 15:24, by Mohammed Ali 2

            SS, you are a brain washed ignorant. What defeat in NK ? Attacking and killing civillians you call it defeat? There is no single soldier in Abu Kershoula or Um Rawaba to be defeated.As I told you he has already been flushed and siphoned out. It is a matter of time to announce.We left you parking Heglig till the end. Same as its happening now.See you in Pibor!

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            • 13 May 2013 16:07, by South South

              Mohammed Ali 2,
              So you killed Mr. Abdel Aziz El Hiulu, what can say about this lie. You are called Mohammed, I should not be surprised by your lies. Why are you preparing to protect Khartoum ?

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              • 13 May 2013 16:32, by Mohammed Ali 2

                SS, AS long as you are a brain washed ignorant you wouldn’t be surprised. It will take too much time to educate you.It is over for somebody like you!

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                • 13 May 2013 16:48, by South South

                  Mohammed Ali 2,
                  I can not waste my time with you. The only thing fake Arabs understand is to kill them like what SPLM/N is doing. Kill them and fuck them. Khartoum is under fire. End of Fake Arabs in Sudan.

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  • 13 May 2013 09:23, by Mr Point

    The Information Minister should provide more information. A report by the independent Small Arms Survey shows that Khartoum provides arms and ammunition to Yau Yau so he can continue killing civilians.

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  • 13 May 2013 17:48, by Positive Thinker

    According Jallaby pibor now is a city. It is in the same category as Khartoum, Nairobi, New York you name it.

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