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January 29, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese military team participating in the Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) set by the IGAD mediators will arrive to the capital of the Upper Nile state Malakal on Thursday.

A member of IGAD mediation team, Mohamed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi , on Wednesday, said that Sudanese monitors will arrive to Malakal on Thursday where they will start their duties .

He further said that the other IGAD members including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda will participate in the monitoring. Each country will send four monitors.

The rebels contest the participation of Ugandan monitors saying they are part of the conflict.

Speaking from Addis Ababa, al-Dabi told the official Sudan news agency SUNA, that the monitoring teams will be deployed in Akobo, Bentiu, Bor, and Malakal. Juba will host the MVM headquarters which will be chaired by an Ethiopian general with a Sudanese counterpart who will second him.

The South Sudanese government chief negotiator Nhial Deng Nhial urged to deploy the monitoring teams, as Juba accuse the rebels of breaching the cessation of hostilities agreement reached on 23 January.

The rebel SPLM/A In Opposition also accuses the SPLA of violating the deal.

Regarding the resumption of peace negotiations, the Sudanese mediator said they will resume the preparation for the next round of talks after the deployment of the monitoring teams within the next two days.

(ST)

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  • 30 January 2014 12:05, by tootke’bai-ngo

    HELL!!!!NO! NO MORE SUDANESE SPIES IN MALAKAL AGAIN. WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN MALAKAL FROM 2005-2010.
    IGAD MVM TEAM SHOULD NOT INCLUDE UGANDANS & SUDANESE, FULL STOP.
    BOTH FORCES ARE CURRENTLY OCCUPYING THE SOIL OF S.SUDAN ILLEGALLY FROM THE SOUTH & THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY LIKE CENTRAL EQUATORIA, PANTHOU & ABYEI

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    • 30 January 2014 13:08, by Bentiu son

      Gogrial thug,what is wrong with Sudanese Army Forces deployment as MVT while your Dinka President Kiir n his poor Minister of Defense Kuol Manyang requested Sudan Government to deny SAF to fight along side with Gelweng militias( SPLA) against freedom fighters leading by Dr Machar this month.Only UPFDF are not legit-able to participate becoz theu had already sided with Kiir genocidal regime against

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      • 30 January 2014 13:10, by Bentiu son

        I meant to send from 3rd paragraph above.

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      • 30 January 2014 21:39, by Majongdit

        Bentiu son,
        You should seriously consider going back to an English school

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    • 30 January 2014 21:28, by thomas

      I agree 100% with tootke’bai-ngo. Sudanese cannot be trusted. It’s pointless arguing about which side they support. It is guaranteed that they are only furthering their agenda, at our expense of course.

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  • 30 January 2014 14:12, by Alfredo christiani

    That’s a good news don’t give them chance to distroy oil filed
    Riak must go for political asylum in Eroup full stop

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  • 31 January 2014 05:30, by Jubawe

    alfrado you are one of people doesn’t know whether Country wrong way or not only crying when receiving salary 3 months. in order to get country go in a right direction people will lost life, Thanks to Dr Riak for his concern becu’se some just silent for their daily life desn’t care for nation corruption, doesn’t mean that dr Riak will be President but he want change or Kirr is destroy Nation

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