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Bashir emphasises importance of stability in South Sudan


December 16, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudanese counterpart, Salva Kiir, spoke by telephone on Monday in the wake of clashes that broke out on Sunday between military units in Juba.

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South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, (R) welcomes his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan al-Bashir outside his oresidential office in Juba on 12 April 2013 (Reuters)

According to Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA), Bashir was given assurances on the stability of the security situation in South Sudan’s capital.

During the call Bashir emphasised the importance of security and stability in South Sudan for the interests of the two neighbouring nations.

SUNA reported that Kiir thanked Bashir for his call and concern, while affirming that the situation is now under control.

Sudan’s first vice-president, Bakri Hassan Salih, made a similar call to his South Sudanese counterpart, James Wani Igga.

At a press conference in Juba, Kiir accused his former deputy, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup, describing him as a “prophet of doom [who] continues to persistently pursue his actions of the past”, referring to the 1991 split in which the former vice-president defected from the southern-based rebel group (SPLM/A) during its civil war with Sudan.

He also announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Juba, saying justice would prevail on those behind the attack.

Several former ministers were taken into custody in connection with the alleged coup attempt.

The situation in Juba remains unclear, with reports of renewed fighting on Tuesday morning and an unconfirmed number of casualties and injured.


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  • 17 December 2013 07:39, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    Give us two more days and we will update you about the defeat of militias.

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    • 17 December 2013 09:53, by Wicdail

      Dear readers,
      The mass murder which lead to genocide against Nuer ethnic by Dinka as we speak. Unless you are stupid enough if you can’t understand that Kirr’s reference for 1991 and a curfew is an indirect call to Kill Nuer. more than 63 civilians from united state a lone have already been kill in their houses, and more than 1500 are uncounted for. This is just last night after president speeche

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      • 17 December 2013 13:29, by Ahmed Chol

        There is no stability in South Sudan so as long as it is led by a tribal Kiir. Bhar el Ghazal and especially Gokrial never think of anybody else when they get food when we were in the bush. These people have spoil name of Dinka on Earth wherever you go in the world.

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  • 17 December 2013 07:40, by Kalo

    Albashir backed up Riek Machar to do that pretending that he is concern about the incidents,shout up your rotten mouth criminal Albashir.

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    • 17 December 2013 08:17, by Tiitrot

      Thank you Bashir and your Vice for the concern over South issues but never support that Nyigat if you need peace in Northern Sudan.

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  • 17 December 2013 07:41, by dude

    It is true that we the Nuer are fighting themselves in Bilpam. Those Bapiny from Unity State and General Chief of Staff GatHoth Mai are united to fight and defend the government interest and the president. They are fighting themselves in Bilpam. This how the government is still surviving.

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    • 17 December 2013 07:53, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Those who are dying now are not Nuer alone, Bilpam is pull with generals from all over South Sudan. your uncle will die there whether he/ she is a militias or true patriots.

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    • 17 December 2013 08:31, by mathem jech amer

      your name really fit you.Do you think all Nuers are food lovers? Most of Nuers have learned many lessons and they will not behave as your primitive idealogy of Ngundeng.VP post is not for Nuer,it is for any tribe and you can not let yourself die because of this post. Even president post is not for Dinkas,it can go to any tribe.Any Nuer dying for Riek cause is fool,let him come through electio

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  • 17 December 2013 07:46, by Mi diit

    There was no coup, just an excuse!

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    • 17 December 2013 08:05, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      The soldiers are being fransfer from different bases to curb this stupidity. those who are behind this mayhem will be summarily executed within days. time for lawlessness is over. under Kuol Manyang no wrong doings ever goes unpunished.The lost of lives will be felt far and beyond by enemies of peace.

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      • 17 December 2013 08:24, by Naath

        Lotodo Awino Odug and Chol.Guys if you are not in juba please come closer,don’t make a noise with fools information,i’m now in war field toword city 15 minute away,hopefully tonight it will be over,i’m not lying to you,Bilpam is already Capture,and others important areas and we are moving toword dinka stronghole near the River,down fall of dictator kiir will be announce very soon,i will notify yo

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        • 17 December 2013 08:34, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          who is going to listen to your bullshits.Kiir shall win.

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          • 17 December 2013 13:11, by Dinka Nhialic

            Thanks Lotodo Awino
            Kiir shall win forever, those malitias of Riek now they are surrender one by one as i speak to u now, some few people who remain are still in being hunt by Almighty SPLM til the finish one by one! It shall not be the easy task as we defeat them!
            Long Live SPLM
            Long live Salva Kiir Mayaradit
            Long live South Sudan

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    • 17 December 2013 08:13, by Naath

      Middit Juba will be runover tonight, three important areas are already capture from Gathoth Mai force who are making hopeles kiir life easy,but we are in better postion than yesterday.The entire South Sudan army is divided in to two gruop.Nothing will go wrong with us,we are in better control of most wanted areas,the down fall of kiir will be announce soon

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      • 17 December 2013 08:29, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        Make no mistake, you will not win this war diplomatically or militarily. there will be no dialogue for you. ye better fight till you finish or joint Yaw Yaw. because the summar offensive is already under way.

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      • 17 December 2013 08:34, by mathem jech amer

        Do you think hiding yourself at Manga will help you. I am now at 107 (mia saba) under Kondial building, we have already dislodged those Nuers hiding here and we are searching house to house. You have no more hope than vultures waiting you outside.

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      • 17 December 2013 08:54, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        Tell us your nonsense to comfort your dying militias, but do worry that your wrinkled body will be drying up in Bilpam’s Valley tomorrow.

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    • 17 December 2013 10:59, by wacjak

      Midit, you are indeed crazy and helpless. How can you deny the obvious. What about what has been going on since Sunday? All those in Group 6th should stand ready to answer the damages caused to the civilians. I thought by now, you’r dead coz of yr firm stand to the traitor. I now know that your support is not genuine. Those other tribes with him died while trying. What of you? Internet supporter.

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  • 17 December 2013 08:11, by chol

    Another big mistake by traitor Machar ,this time he will pay for it.

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    • 17 December 2013 08:32, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Very soon or almost. I’m going to stop commenting here, guess why?
      You will never be the same again,
      Just like I said, the darkest day are looming and sure it is a done deal, tell me the last time you heard from Riek and pagan? Until then,
      I’m out here,
      God is great, mission accomplished,

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      • 17 December 2013 09:10, by jijury

        Riek is here and well so is Nyandeng and others. Dinka Dominated SPLA/M stop dreaming your King will finish it’s just matter of days.

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  • 17 December 2013 09:03, by Pif Paf

    Machar & Pagan are very stupid to attempt this coup. It is not in the interest of S.Sudan. It will destroy any chance of democracy in the near future. Nuer are frustrated because the Dinka government is enjoying their oil money while they watch idle, but Machar brought it onto himself and has no one to blame but himself. Now the solution is not a coup because at the moment it could risk a genocide

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    • 17 December 2013 10:11, by Gat Gan Kiir

      FYI, the worse part of this war is yet to come and see, only fools are celebrating the Victory. Prisoners and Jailers are still in the same boat, believe it or not, few hours, days and months to come there will be no stone left unturned.

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      • 17 December 2013 10:36, by Bentiu son

        BREAKING NEWS dear South Sudanese,the killer Salva Kiir had ordered his Guelweng militias from Gogrial to carried out mass killing against Nuer n Shilluk civilians around Juba.Last night they had killed about 500 civilians alone hunted them from their houses.What the shame to Nuer bought traitors: Gen Chief of Staff James Hoth,Dr Marial Benjamin NCP’S agents Dr Hassan Riek Gai,Dr Nguen Monytuil

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        • 17 December 2013 10:54, by Bentiu son

          and Manasseh Magok Rundial plus their Nuer boys commanders who led the yesterday war against their fellow Nuer in Bilpam,Newsite n Giada Jenubia defensing their husbands Dinka Gogrial thieves who bought them with their own oil money.Those bought betrayers are:Gen Bapiny Monytuil,Gen Thomas Duoth Guet,Gen Gatdor Makuac and Gen Gatdor Kiic Wuor.Ya traitors you sold your bros n sisters alive to Dinka

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          • 17 December 2013 11:02, by Bentiu son

            Gogrial thieves for money,ranks n to maintain your current positions within Kiir Brutal regime.Shame Shame ya gluttonous(camjiec Nuera).Thugs from today onwards your useless names had already been blacklisted by Nuer people in General n you clans in particulars.We are coming to you soon than later to crash your asses with your husbands Salva Kiir’s Guelweng militias.

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            • 17 December 2013 11:12, by Bentiu son

              Salva Kiir militias targeted Nuer n Shilluk youths,women,elders n kids.What a cowardice n conspiracy? Well,you had started it,don’t cry of later for genocide or mass killings when Nuer warriors reach your useless ends,We shall revenge soon by using the same tactic of using tit for tat retaliatory.We are very close to you around Juba,Warap n beyond.Soon,South Sudanese will celebrate for victory.

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            • 17 December 2013 11:22, by Lotodo Awino Odug

              stop crying dude, What about the reinforcements by Gatdet? I hoped they had overran Juba already. hahahahah.

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  • 17 December 2013 10:33, by Mohammed Ali 2

    Aljazeera says that fighting is still going on intensly in Juba.Cassualities is high, innocent people are dying needlessly.War is not going to solve any problem, it will further aggravate the pain , poverty and misery. Let us hope for peace and call for it.

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    • 17 December 2013 16:22, by Kim Deng

      This is the beginning of ending Dinka Kingdom in the south. The Mighty Nuer Warriors will never let coward Jaang/Slaves make this South Sudan their Empire. Now, the Nuer are killing themselves in Bilpam those of Lt. Gen. Hoth, Let. Gen. Bapiny, and many more who appear to be from Nuer are defending Dinka King, Slava. It’s a matter of time before you hear the worst.

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  • 17 December 2013 11:49, by Gat Gan Kiir

    I believe poor Kiir and his puppies will tell the different story some days to come, the war is just began but not finish. Only fools are celebrating the beginning and I believe Kiir and his likes will kill hundreds but the foundation of Nuer will remain. The Mighty will win the war for sure

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