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S. Sudan warns of “unusual movement” of Sudanese army in border areas

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April 8, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan said on Tuesday that it had received reports of “unusual movement” by troops from neighbouring Sudan in border areas separating the two countries, warning that such activities undermine regional stability and efforts to improve bilateral relations between the two countries

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Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir salutes members of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in the capital, Khartoum (FILE)

Authorities have condemned the incursion in the strongest possible terms, accusing Sudan of violating its sovereignty and international law.

“Such aggression is a threat to the interests of not only the two countries but every country in the region,” South Sudanese army spokesperson Colonel Philip Aguer told Sudan Tribune in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

The military spokesperson is one of the first government figures to comment on what many view as an attempt by the Sudan to take advantage of the current internal conflict in the country to redraw borders using military force.

South Sudan seceded from the north following a 2005 peace deal which ended a brutal two-decades-long civil war. It gained independence in 2011, however, much of the porous border areas separating the two countries remain undemarcated.

“There have been reports since last week from our forces about unusual movement of the Sudanese army along the border area, which is a clear evidence of [a] lack of respect and coercion and intimidation,” Unity state’s deputy governor, Stephen Mabek Lang, told Sudan Tribune in a separate interview on Tuesday.

Lang said his country would continue to respect the terms of a government agreement, but would not accept any revisions of the border line outside the previous agreement between the two countries.

“As the government we will continue to respect the terms of the agreements with the government of Sudan, especially the cooperation agreement, which was why our president visited Khartoum recently. It was to show the commitment of the government of the Republic of South Sudan,” said Lang. “But now it is appearing that someone wants to redefine the boundaries by force, which is a clear violation of territorial integrity and sovereignty of another independent state,” he added.

South Sudan’s deputy speaker of parliament, Mark Nyipuoc, said on Tuesday that his country takes seriously the treaties it has with other countries, saying the government would not tolerate “any unilateral coercive action that seeks to undermine peace and administrative control” in the country.

“It is our tradition that we implement any treaty we signed with any nation. We don’t renege. With Sudan we have implemented what was required on our side in the cooperation agreement,” he added.

The officials were reacting to reports that Sudanese warplanes struck Unity state’s Parieng county on Tuesday, dropping bombs on unknown targets.

Lang said several local sources in Pariang county witnessed Antonov bomber and MiG jets flying over Panyang area between about 9am and noon (local time).

Lang told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that Sudanese jet fighters dropped at least 10 bombs, destroying one car and forcing civilians to flee from Panyang to Pariang.

The bombings sparked widespread fear among residents, including the estimated 70,000 refugees living at Yida camp.

The airstrike follows a visit to Khartoum by the South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir, during which security issues were discussed with his counterpart, Omer Hassan al-Bashir.

The two have agreed to cooperate on security issues, as well as implement terms of the 2012 Addis Ababa accords.

It is not clear whom the bombers were targeting, although it is known that the Sudanese rebel groups JEM and SPLM-N have both had a presence in the county.

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  • 9 April 09:33, by Joseph Canada

    If you knew it was an internal conflict you would’ve stop involving the UPDF!!! hahaha, now you are thinking it’s internal conflict while you are Using JEM, and SPLM-N to protect you? Sudanese Govt. is hunting the SPLM-N and JEM inside South Sudan plus flush the UPDF out of S.Sudan!!!

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    • 9 April 09:46, by Jalaby

      Joseph Canada,
      This time I agree with you 100%.

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      • 9 April 16:27, by Majongdit

        Ahaha Jalaby,
        We hold strings to the stability of that country, Sudan. Little boy, there are things you know not that we know so well. If South Sudan supports Darfur, Beja and Funj then there can be no NCP regime in Khartoum. If I am the Leader of S. Sudan I’d put the African majority together, fund them and facilitate them to run that country. Egypt is no longer with Sudan. That can be exploited

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    • 9 April 10:19, by Tong dut

      My friend Kiir, you are too confused now, you go to khartoum, he bomb your people.
      Since that man is dangerouse, what do you wants from him?
      He will kill you soon,you are not reasoning any more, give
      up.

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      • 9 April 11:02, by Bentiu son

        Idiot Tong Dut,if Yoweri Museveni could killed his best friend in Africa for money Dr Mabior,what do you think he can do to foolish person like Salva Kiir? Salva Kiir will die in the same way Museveni conspired to kill our national icon Dr Mabior.All in all,at the end of this political gimmicky or dirty game Salva Kiir will die at in M7’s hands mark my word compatriots. Salva Kiir is in messes.

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        • 9 April 11:13, by Bentiu son

          political limbo and dilemma and he looks like helpless wounded buffalo and deserves death only.Salva must ripe the chronic feudal hatreds he had sown in South Sudan. His messes,hatred,jealousy,corruption,regionalism,tribal politics,nepotism,autocratic rule and antidemocratic system he had created will take decades to heals. Therefore Salva Kiir must resign to give peace a chance otherwise!!!!

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    • 9 April 11:09, by Gat Gan Kiir

      Ah ah! 70,000 already flee the county with one bomb while you bomb Nuer for good four months and still resisting your godfather M7. You invited all countries to fight Nuer and cry for the movement of SAF, what the fuck are you? Rabbit invited Goat, Hyena, Lion, Cow, Dog and Tiger to his farm, you know what happen, enemies fight themselves. This how it would look like in South Sudan

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      • 9 April 11:24, by Bentiu son

        Dinka idiot known as Mabek Lang should shut his flattering mouth.Mabek Lang in collaboration with his Dinka President Salva went and paid Darfurians rebels and Nuba Mts SPLA-N to liberated Unity State from South Sudan rebels led by Dr Machar and they successful did by razed to ashes all counties H/Qs plus Bentiu itself was burn to ashes by pro-Salva Kiir militias/SPLA.We Thokjiok Bentiu White

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        • 9 April 11:31, by Bentiu son

          White Army are coming to chase you from Bentiu soon than later,I wonder where will those mercenaries of yours will go, we will close our border with Sudan whereby there will be no JEM, SPLA-N and UPDF any more. I know that as a son of Unity State all your Dinkas civilians of Parieng County and had already fled to Warap State where we will burying you there together with your foolish Dinka Rek.

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          • 9 April 21:52, by Rommel

            Bentiu son:
            You’re clearly retarded. The Dinka of Pariang county have not fled to Warrap, that’s your delusion. I hope you realise that more than 5000 Nuer civilians have sought refuge in Warrap. Pariang county never came under rebel control even when James Koang Chuol installed himself as military governor of Unity State.

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      • 9 April 20:44, by Rommel

        Gat Gan Kiir:
        Did you read the article? Can you even *read*!? The article did not mention anything about 70, 000 Dinka civilians fleeing Pariang county. The only mention of 70, 000 civilians in the article is in reference to the 70, 000 refugees from the Nuba mountains that have sought refuge in Pariang county. Learn to *read*. Please resist the urge to reproduce.

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    • 9 April 13:32, by Rami Tot

      Mrs Nyankiir was suppose to fell shy of paying the tribute to Rwandan who died the last 20 yrs becoz he has recently killed more than 17000 Nuer in juba.
      i urge president Bashir to halt the flow of oil immediately becoz this money will kill Sudanese people as happen in northern Darfur.

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    • 9 April 15:17, by Paul

      Khartoum can mess with South Sudan all it wishes but time will come when South Sudan will not be so easily bullied. The one on the throne and the one seeking the throne are all fools. We’re watching and studying the situation carefully.

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  • 9 April 09:50, by Jubawe

    Hahahahah Internal conflict, why then allow Ugandan armies in our country stupid Kirr government doesn’t know how to talk, as I said yesterday Kirr closed meeting with Bashir was failed now blaming Khartoum, Bashir demand Uganda out from South Sudan otherwise they will stop Oil flow through Sudan because they knew Kirr can’t afford to stop Oil flow, they need to pay Ugandan armies.

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  • 9 April 09:52, by Jalaby

    To Juba government (if any),
    Are you scared or what? LOL
    What sovereignty and international law are you talking about?
    bringing Ugandan army, SPLA-N and JEM and involving them in an internal conflict and you still talking about sovereignty?
    Don’t tell me Juba has agreement with Kampala that allows Ugandan army to fight with SPLA!

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    • 9 April 09:59, by Jalaby

      That agreement concerns only LRA but never allows Ugandan army to involve in such internal conflict,they even announced victory over rebellion before SPLA announce it like what happened in Bor before!
      Juba has no right to involve foreign troops in internal conflict because that’s against international law,even US,the strongest Juba ally asked Ugandan army to withdraw!

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      • 9 April 10:14, by Jalaby

        Well, whether you like it or hate it, we will hunt down SPLA-N & JEM inside the south!
        We will destroy their campus inside the south that Juba offered them and clean the whole areas from terrorists who are terrorizing Sudanese people!
        The same way Turkey hunts down Kurdish rebellion inside Iraq we’ll do it!
        You’ll do nothing,you’re dead!

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        • 9 April 13:40, by Rami Tot

          Jalaby,
          this is a true from you that it is possible to hunt those gangs inside south sudan they are now terrorising our civilian killing them and raping them too pls get hil out of here we will help you for sure let us wait M7 and his wife mrs Nyankiir will do next

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        • 9 April 20:52, by Rommel

          Jalaby:
          Your delusions of grandeur aside, you do realize that you have yet to produce any evidence that JEM and SPLA-N are involved in our civil war? There is no aspect of international law that prohibits an internationally recognized government of a Sovereign State from inviting military forces from other States in its security challenges.

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          • 9 April 21:03, by Rommel

            A State is well within its right to change the terms of military pacts with other States at its discretion, in relation to its interests. You conjure up fake legal arguments to support (in your own dull mind) an essentially sub-intellectual and morally retarded world-view. But you’re an idiot and possibly learning disabled and so can’t figure that out.

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    • 9 April 10:37, by South South

      Jalaby,
      I do believe you wash your ass already with your hands (GATHA El JAMARA), right? Gay Muslim man who fuck himself everyday.

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    • 9 April 15:48, by what the hell

      shut the fuck up jalaba do you think you can try it and you will see the out come, south sudan is busy with Rebel but still watching the real enemy

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    • 9 April 16:03, by Mapuor

      Sudan and South Sudan will never unite.Riek will never rule South Sudan.African Sudanese will win their independence from quasi-Arabs.SPLA OYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  • 9 April 09:57, by Jubawe

    We knew Sudan solders were inside South Sudan three week ago but Kirr couldn’t stop from moving inside South Sudan land, Kirr government though they can use them to fight Dr Riak Armies by going to Khartoum and convince Bashir unfortunate, Bashir demand impossible demand, now you can see Kirr to blame them by saying Sudan army solders are moving inside South Sudan land but they agree Kirr will say

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    • 9 April 10:14, by Wicdail

      Folks,
      I have told you that Kirr and his gangs will try everything possible, to stay power; nevertheless, all in vain. Kirr is so a stupid human never exist in contemporary world. How did he imagine that Khartoum could listen to his cheap politics, when arming, paying and accommodating its rebels?

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  • 9 April 10:12, by Fundamental Change icon

    I don’t understands Kiir’s actions now days.He was in Khartoum yesterday to beg Bashir to send troops to protect SS oil fields and when they are here,he is crying like a rapped village woman.Is Kiir mentally sound? Last year he dissolved the entire cabinet in favour of lean gov’t and this year he has expanded it again.What does this primary drop out want exactly? Ibbu. Take him to Juba Day Senior.

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    • 9 April 10:53, by william

      Nothing new in That bombardment because it Is reinforcement to bashir former dogs who were used against us South sudanese during the wartime with national criminal party ncp. They thought That it Is South sudan of those days but they Will see with thier naked eyes soin. They kiir fought them for 2 decades until You accepted cpa Is the one still on power.

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  • 9 April 12:52, by Kiir

    Sudan rebel is in Unity State planning to attack South Kordufan together with Uganda Army.

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  • 9 April 22:33, by tootke’bai-ngo

    KIIR ALREADY SOLD OUT THE COUNTRY AND IT PEOPLE SATIFIES REGIONAL INTERESTS IN RETURN TO BE KEEP IN POWER TILL HIS DEATH. UNFORTUNATELY THE TWO HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPESIES OF THE E.AFRICA (BASHIR & M7)ARE NOT QUIET COMFORTABLE SHARING STEAK(S.SUDAN’S OIL)WITH EACH OTHER. ALL THESE YAPPINNG IS TO BLINDFOLD CITIZENS OF S.SUDAN THAT SAF INCURSED THE COUNTRY WITHOUT GREEN LIGHT FROM GOSS WHICH IS NOT TRUE

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  • 9 April 22:37, by tootke’bai-ngo

    KIIR ALREADY SOLD OUT THE COUNTRY AND IT PEOPLE SATIFIES REGIONAL INTERESTS IN RETURN TO BE KEEP IN POWER TILL HIS DEATH. UNFORTUNATELY THE TWO HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPESIES OF THE E.AFRICA (BASHIR & M7)ARE NOT QUIET COMFORTABLE SHARING STEAK(S.SUDAN’S OIL)WITH EACH OTHER. ALL THESE YAPPINNG IS TO BLINDFOLD CITIZENS OF S.SUDAN THAT SAF INCURSED THE COUNTRY WITHOUT GREEN LIGHT FROM GOSS WHICH IS NOT TRUE

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  • 9 April 22:58, by tootke’bai-ngo

    THINGS WILL GO FROM BAD TO WORSE IN WEEKS/MONTHS TO IF KIIR CONTINUE TO RULE THE COUNTRY. KIIR IS UNFAITHFUL TO THE PEOPLE’S WELLBEING ONLY CARE ABOUT THE POWER & OIL MONEIES. ALL THOSE DOUBLE STANDARD AGREEMENTS/SECRET MEETINGS CONSTITUTES REGIONAL CARTALING TO LOOT S.SUDAN RESOURCES IN EXPENSES OF THE ITS’ CITIZENS LIVES. THE TIME IS NOW TO DETERMINE OUR OWN SURVIVOR. OTHERWISE, WE’RE DOOMED.

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