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Sudan may allow southern refugees to reclaim private sector jobs: official

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February 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s humanitarian commissioner, Suleiman Abdel-Rahman Suleiman, has disclosed ongoing arrangements to return South Sudanese citizens to their previous jobs in the private sector before the 2011 secession and allow them to reside in any part of the country.

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South Sudanese refugees wait at a border gate in Joda, in the Jableen locality in Sudan’s White Nile State, after arriving from the South Sudanese war zones of Malakal and al-Rank, January 16, 2014. (Photo Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Last December, the Sudanese president, Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, directed the concerned bodies to treat South Sudanese fleeing the ongoing conflict as Sudanese citizens, not refugees.

Suleiman announced that 13,000 southerners arrived in the White Nile, South Kordofan, and West Kordofan states, saying they have not yet accounted for additional numbers of Southerners who arrived in Sennar state on Sunday.

The commissioner did not rule out the possibility that several Southerners may have arrived in Khartoum state individually, stressing that they provide humanitarian services to the Southerners at the reception points on the borders in coordination with federal and state authorities and the Ministry of Interior.

He stressed that they will not compromise in receiving Southerners despite the difficult economic conditions, saying they will share their livelihood with them.

Conflict erupted in the capital, Juba, on 15 December following clashes between rival members of the presidential guards, quickly spreading throughout the country as troops loyal to South Sudan president Salva Kiir battled rebel forces aligned with former vice-president Riek Machar for control of strategic areas.

Forces loyal to both leaders are accused of committing human rights abuses during the conflict.

President Kiir was elected in 2010, with Machar as his deputy and running mate, achieving over 93% of the vote, but the relationship between the two has deteriorated since South Sudan became independent in 2011 as part of a peace deal that ended decades of civil war.

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  • 26 February 2014 07:39, by Darkangel

    The day after separation they spit on Northerns & say keep your dirty Khartoum, soon u will be working for us ! They now return to Sudan treated as citizens and offered to work & live anywhere in Sudan. Tell me what you bloody thirsty friends Kenya & Uganda have done other than keep you in camps to kick you out soon ! Shame on some southerners that still show racist hatred for the north.

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    • 26 February 2014 08:54, by Darkangel

      This is the grandiose southern nutter im talking about. Inferiority complex. Who hasnt treated you like a slave, the british, egyptians, arabs, even between yourselves. This is the backward retarded kind of talk that has your ’country’ if you want to call it that a cesspool of blood & genocide. Talk to me when you stop killn each other fool. Youre the white man slave who tells you the arabs hate u

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    • 26 February 2014 08:56, by Darkangel

      The white americans still treat their ’negros’ as slaves, with basic slave jobs, prisons filled with blacks, poor education and living in slums. You dont see them crying. But what is worse is your blind view that these same whites are going to treat you like humans. Disillusioned idiot, open your eyes !

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      • 26 February 2014 09:03, by Darkangel

        South Sudan has no identity other that arab haters. The communist ideas brainwashing many southerns fulled by the SPLM is now making them fight each other, because its power they fight over while the normal citizens suffer with no infrastructure, factories or industry to speak of. When you get your head out of your asshole maybe you can see the world is bigger than your skin/race/tribe !

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      • 26 February 2014 14:19, by Morthon Akol

        you are right man, those Arabs they try hard to bring Sudan together by any means. but it will not happen even though thousand of Southerners go to north few people will stay in a separate two countries.

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        • 26 February 2014 16:32, by Oppressor

          To Morthon Akol
          You know what we said when you chooses to Separate from Sudan " O Allah , do not call me to account for what they say and forgive me for what they have no knowledge of [and make me better than they imagine]" truly u are uneducated fake man.

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  • 26 February 2014 10:20, by Ambago

    What is this private sector jobs which fleeing south Sudanese are being offered by the NCP? Is it not about working in homes, selling tea on the streets, doing manual construction jobs,prostitution, ,brewing "merisah", distilling illicit gin "Aragi" or selling water on human backs all around the towns o
    Shame on Dinkocracy that have failed the South Sudanese Independence and a peaceful homeland

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    • 26 February 2014 12:28, by Jalaby

      Ambago,
      Are you idiot or what? what’s the hell are you saying? when did Jonobean work as prostitutes in the north?when? why insulting Jonobean?
      Yes, they worked as low profile labor jobs and that’s normal and will impact the economy positively the same way Hispanic people do in USA, without them the prices will soar so high in US!

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      • 26 February 2014 12:35, by Jalaby

        Right, I agree with you that some Jonobean work in Aragy & Marisa business, I believe that will reduce the hard currency and pressure on Sudanese authorities who spend a lot of time and a lot of money fighting the smugglers who smuggle Alcohol from Ethiopia through the border which is so big to be put under surveillance!

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        • 26 February 2014 12:39, by Jalaby

          I believe it’s the right time now than any other time that Jonobean should apologize for all Sudanese people for the war that they started since 1955 and for damaging north economy and finally for dividing the country and made Sudan map looks so ugly like a man who has no legs!!

          Jalaby (Abo Jalabia)

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          • 26 February 2014 13:15, by Abyei Propaganda

            AguaMbago or Ambago,
            Did you vote for independence of South Sudan or you chose to kill yourselves like wild animals? Wolves, wilddogs, and snakes are better off than you. Imagine killing 100 people every hour for 7 days for 1 month! You don’t have heart. Just come to Khartoun Teaching hospital so we implant pig’s heart in your thorax so that you have a feeling.

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            • 27 February 2014 09:05, by Konan

              I think South Sudan will be divided into two parts, Dinkaland and Nuerland. Uganda and Kenya may annex Dinkland , while Nuerland may vote for unity with Ethiopia or Sudan. Being Sudan historical ally, surely they will chose Sudan. To keep both tribes in one country is like hell.

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              • 27 February 2014 10:09, by Abyei Propaganda

                Kanon,
                You are right. We need Nuers. Their women are good players. We miss them, belelu ngom. Our youngesters boys used to learn the arts from them. Dinka to join their gay mates in Kenya.

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