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UNSC condemns SPLA attack in Abyei, urges “immediate” pull-out

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February 15, 2014 (JUBA) – Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday condemned an attack allegedly carried out by South Sudan army (SPLA) and its Police forces in Northern Abyei, calling for their “immediate” withdrawal from the disputed area.

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Soldiers from the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) redeploy to form a new Joint Integrated Unit (JIU) battalion with the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) under the terms of an agreement on Abyei (Photo: UN/Tim McKulka)

The February 3 incident, the Council said in a statement, undermined aspects of its 20 June, 2011 Agreement on Temporary Security and Administrative Arrangements for Abyei area, including the redeployment of all Sudanese and South Sudanese forces out of it.

The Council, in turn, also demanded that Sudan immediately pulls out its Police force from Diffra to avoid any possible outbreak of violence between the ex-war foes.

Khartoum and Juba claim ownership over Abyei, a disputed area whose original occupants were to vote in a self-determination referendum in 2011, but disagreements over who was eligible to participate delayed the process.

In October last year, however, a self-determination vote organised by the Dinka Ngok tribe saw 98% of its citizens vote in favour of joining South Sudan in a widely unrecognised referendum.

The two parties, they said, must resolve the dispute over the Abyei Area Council and immediately establish the Abyei Area Administration and Abyei Police Service.

In its Resolution 2046, the UNSC had urged Sudan and South Sudan to unconditionally resume negotiations under the auspices of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) and with the support of the chairman of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) reach agreement on critical issues, including final status of the Abyei Area as well as ensure the resumption of the work of the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC).

The two countries, they further urged, should renew their commitment to the establishment of the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) and full operationalization of the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM).

South Sudanese leader Salva Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart Omer Al-Bashir signed a Cooperation Agreement on 27 September 2012, particularly on oil and security matters, but are yet to fully implement provisions of the deal reached in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • 16 February 06:55, by Konan

    The beard man should control his militia, otherwise the consequences would be disastrous. Probably someone is playing behind his back. Should Messiria tribe stop oil flow to Port Sudan or SAF join hand with Nuer, Dinka Kingdom will be history.

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    • 16 February 07:05, by Bentiu son

      Konan, you guys must know that Salva Kiir administration won’t implement September Agreement .

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      • 16 February 07:19, by Mapuor

        There are no SPLA forces in Abyei.Abyei is not a part of South Sudan,all SPLA forces withdrew south of 1956 border.Those militias must be Deng Alor Militias who are allied to Mr Nyagaat Riek Macar teny.Hahahahahah Nyagaats those are out dated tactics hahahahah

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        • 16 February 07:27, by Mapuor

          All youth of greater Bhar El Gazal are at peace with their brothers from Nuer.The only thing that they do not want to hear is breaking the normal cycle of leadership.Leadership stayed in Upper Nile for 21 years,it must do the same in the other two regions in sequence, after which any other future arrangement would be devised.SPLA OYEEEE

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        • 16 February 07:41, by choldit

          Typical dinka attitude! denying themselves when there is danger. How can you say "Abyei is not a part of South Sudan" don’t you know they are dinka transferred to North in 1905 by their greedy dinka chief just to get fifty cent more than other south Sudanese chiefs. they are our people in our land. But they have to join us peacefully.

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          • 16 February 07:56, by Konan

            Choldit,
            What a confused guy, I am quoting you "They are dinka transferred to North in 1905 by their greedy dinka chief just to get fifty cent more than other south Sudanese chiefs" i.e. they migrated from South to North and should go back home.

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            • 16 February 08:34, by Nibs

              Konan,
              You are proofing to be more confused. They are not migrants, they were transferred(of course with their land) for administrative reasons in 1905, from warrap to south kordonfan. They have already choose South Sudan. UNSC should just shut the fu*ck up, since the never condemned SAF present at diffra. These double standard from UN is really sickening.

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              • 16 February 15:57, by Tutbol

                Nibs,
                The Ngok Dinka of Abyiei are not different from their nilotic cousins, they are not different from the Panthou Ngok Dinka, Keresna Ngok Dinka, Malakal Ngok Dinka, Melut Ngok Dinka, Renk right upto Panaru & Apadang Ngok’s Dinkas.

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          • 16 February 08:15, by Wicdail

            Choldit,
            that’s a hard core fact. "Typical Dinka do denied themselves when there is danger" I don’t know what Kirr is going to tell John garage about Abyei issue, when they met somewhere after death? kirr has fucked-up everything, and still thinking of being president of RSS for another decade. What a fool from Wrap?

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            • 16 February 08:19, by Mi diit

              Mrs. Akiir Mayardit gets crazier because of the support she gets from her husband Museveni. She thinks it is time to attack Khartoum before Ugandan forces are withdrawn. She believes in Uganda army to back him up. But later on she will find out that she has made a terrible mistake by provoking Bashir. What a crazy warmongering leader!!!

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              • 16 February 08:36, by Mi diit

                Poor Mrs. Akiir Museveni is looking for a regional war in South Sudan, believing that she will win it with the support of Yoweri Museveni. She is eager to involve Sudan in this war so that she and Museveni can capture Khartoum. Ahahahaaaa....What a fool’s dream!

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                • 16 February 08:54, by Majongdit

                  dude, you are already down on your knees begging Khartoum to support you. Al Beshir visited Juba and he knows the economical bonds we have between the two countries. He can never support you...

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              • 16 February 08:41, by Majongdit

                Mi Diit,
                You have been there for sometime now. We ignore you because you are good at insults only. The world knows us. You are people known for defections. Even if Riek is installed as the President of S Sudan you will still rebel. Why don’t you ask yourselves what you achieved with rebellions? For almost a century, you have been changing sides. You people are very dangerous prostitutes.

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              • 16 February 15:50, by deng

                Mi diit,
                There is nothing here about UNSC, it is Nuer Community Council condeming their own trying to draw in Sudan on their mistakes they didn’t accomplish. Just apologize for your murdering behaviors and some of you will be forgiven except your masterminded Riek Maciath. Hell has no peace!

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    • 16 February 08:51, by Kiir

      S. Sudan had sent Ugandan soldiers to battled Sudan troop in Abyei. Do Dinka you think can attack Abyei. Ugandan will entered to every corner in Sudan.

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    • 16 February 09:34, by Johndumo14

      EU hails Uganda for ensuring peace in South Sudan, Somalia!!
      UGANDA PRESIDENT HAS DONE GREAT THINGS IN AFRICA SAVING LIVES MORE THAN ANY COUNTRY IN AFRICA,IS SMALL COUNTRY BUT IS NOW SMALL AFRICAN SUPPER POWER!!!

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      • 16 February 10:40, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Do you really know what you are saying? You are not a tue South Sudanese otherwise you would not be supporting imperialism in South Sudan. Remember this is what our people stood against since 1955. It does not matter whether is Jallaba or Uganda or Kenya for that matter. You are an idiot politically.

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    • 16 February 09:34, by Johndumo14

      EU hails Uganda for ensuring peace in South Sudan, Somalia!!
      UGANDA PRESIDENT HAS DONE GREAT THINGS IN AFRICA SAVING LIVES MORE THAN ANY COUNTRY IN AFRICA,IS SMALL COUNTRY BUT IS NOW SMALL AFRICAN SUPPER POWER!!!

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    • 16 February 19:13, by Tutbol

      The UNSC this days is being ’bankroled’ the Alqada birthers like Saudia Arabia, Qatrar of just under thousandas millions people are the ones bankrolling the UN & of course the Japanese, the Nordic peoples & the US. countries like the UK & France; in our time would be kick out in that UNSC camp. The criminals behind those criminals countries, would be told to leave the UNSC...

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      • 16 February 19:29, by Tutbol

        the UK and France are & shouldn’t be in UNSC since the colonies gained their indepedences, but these criminal countries mindsets, who think they know what is best for other peoples & how other peoples lived. I for one don’t want an English persons or cloned British in our Nilotics S Sudan...

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        • 16 February 19:44, by Tutbol

          English people and their cloned British are evil peoples and l for one would not want to live next these evils. Their game is about lie and and lie, then go and claimed moral authority. My great grand, grand, grand, father was Killed by the these evils simply because he wanted to help them, but was killed simply because the (Dinka), the subjects told the criminals (British) not to come...

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          • 16 February 19:56, by Tutbol

            to their villages, because of the diseases these criminals used to carry. The British (English)think they have friends in S Sudan, but they don’t know that the British (English) are enemy number (2) after Arabs. They have stalked our peoples for a long time & we have atalked them.

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    • 17 February 14:53, by Johndumo14

      Dr Riek Machar,has nice homes around the World,has stollen millions of dollars ,he was Vice president for the last 8 years,despite all the crimes he commited during the 1991.
      People forgave him,and gave him the job of Vice President,he is not satisfied ,Again he is a rebel leader in the hjungle,what does he realy want?? Thousands have already been killed,will he be the president of grave yard??

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  • 16 February 07:46, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Am blaming UNSC for they favouring at Bashir side. Secrete is envasion which is infiliated by Sudan is supporting by UNSC. Riek Machar is involved into destruction of the country but SPLA cann’t tie of protecting sovereignty of south sudan.

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    • 16 February 08:16, by Akook

      Mapuor,how shame Dinkas denying themselves in order to win enemy’s minds! How pathetic, is that we will rule South Sudan? FYI, Dinka Ngok is more important to us than your blind Kiir’s leadership. Its my first ever, to hear a fellow Dinka desperately claiming Abyei is not South Sudan. Kiir & those who support him are becoming a big embarrassment to Dinka tribe’s name let alone this nation.

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  • 16 February 08:51, by Majongdit

    HERE COMES ANOTHER PLOY BY THE WEST AND THE UN TO PIT THE NORTH SUDAN AGAINST SOUTH SUDAN. THEY HOPE THE EQUATION IS BEST BALANCED IF SUDAN JOINS IN THE CONFLICT SO AS TO COUNTER UGANDA. SPLA HAS NEVER ATTACKED ABYEI. IF THIS INCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON 3 FEB, THEN WHY IS IT REPORTED ON 16 FEB?

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    • 16 February 09:27, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Dear aLL
      Where will Salva Kiir get another billion of Dollars for protection of his Warrap thugs after he broke the SEPTEMBER agreement with Khartoum, while another billion of dollars being used for Ethnic cleansing mission in Upper Nile region (Unity, Jonglei and Upper)committed by Ugandan force, JEM Rebel, M23, SPLA north and SPLA dinkas with in SPLA against innocent Nuers civilian.

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  • 16 February 09:24, by Pif Paf

    This is why I said S.Sudan will be the new DRC. Although I doubt Kiir would order SPLA to attack Abeyi at this time, there are some elements that want to see Sudan join the War in the south.Sudan does not want to get involved, but it might have no choice because UPDF is a treat to Sudan and their support to SRF will now increase. I think Ethiopia too will become involved.

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    • 16 February 09:38, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      After all the Nuers who stormed at Heglig in 2012 are not any longer interesting in war with Khartoum after their children were massacred in Juba on 15 to 19 Dec 2013 and president persistently continue the genocide carried out by Ugandan force, M23, JEM rebel, and SPLA north and the worse of all he ordered the army to use chemical weapons and clusters bombs against his fellow South Sudanese

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      • 16 February 09:49, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

        The problem is that president could not collected the histories, Hitler for Germany killed more then 10 million Jews( Isrealise)but now regrettable by Germany. Hitler thought he would finished the Isrealise but yet God did not allowed that, the atomic bombs dropped by USA in Nagasaki and Hiroshima on 9 August 1945 paved way for Isrealise to get freedom.

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        • 16 February 09:55, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

          I know the president committed the biggest mistake by thinking that he could wiped Nuers out of South Sudan rather president buried his legacy, the regime of Jaffar Nimeri and Abel Aliar tried to wiped Murle out of Sudan but all failed to do so.

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  • 16 February 10:21, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Bashir wants to get involve into south sudan crises, to help Riak Machar, all are tactics of getting move in to help Riak Machar.

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  • 16 February 12:24, by Jalaby

    Well, looking into what is going on now in S Sudan and the serious development that’s happening,I can truly say Dinka Ngok have to forgo the idea of having Abyei south!
    Right now S Sudan is not in a position to outrage Sudan by any mean but in fact is willing to satisfy Sudan no matter what!
    Keeping Sudan at least neutral in S Sudan conflict is what Juba government

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    • 16 February 12:31, by Jalaby

      is hoping to, they asked Sudan to intervene but it didn’t take long from SAF to answer them and said "NO" to Juba!
      Juba will buy Khartoum neutralization by keeping their mouth shut up about Abyei issue and refusing to acknowledge Dinka Ngok funny referendum is one of the proof!
      Messirya should celebrate loudly and go and live there forever!

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      • 16 February 13:16, by Majongdit

        Nonsense + Propaganda + Pretence + Arrogance = Frustration

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  • 16 February 15:23, by Konan

    Unfortunately, SS may become a battle field for a devastating regional war between Uganda from one side and Sudan/Ethiopia from the other side. I hope our brothers in SS will sign a comprehensive and viable peace agreement soon, to kick HIV positive M7 out of their land. Mark my words Ethiopia and Sudan will never allow M7 to become a regional power.

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  • 17 February 08:26, by Tata

    This is Machar’s useless propaganda. He attacked AByei to invite Bashir join him to fight GOSS in Juba. Bashir knows that and therefore refrain to respond. poor thinking!

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