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July 21, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - State Minister for Foreign Affairs on Thursday reiterated Sudan’s support to South Sudan’s request to join Arab League (AL) as special observer, which is expected to be discussed during the upcoming summit in Nouakchott on 26-27 July.

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Last June, South Sudan Foreign Minister Deng Alor Kuol told Middle East News Agency that his country is considering joining the Arab League as observer.

However during a visit to Khartoum last week, the new AL Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said that the organization’s charter does not allow this kind of membership. But he added he is trying to convince Arab countries to give South Sudan the status of “special observer”.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Obeid Mohamed, who is leading Sudan’s delegation to AL ministerial meeting on Saturday, did not rule out that Arab leaders discuss the situation in South Sudan.

“Sudan supports Juba’s request to join Arab League as observer to enhance peace and stability in South Sudan,” said Obeid pointing that this would make South Sudan closer to Arab world.

UNAMID’s EXIST

Obeid further pointed that Sudan will brief Arab Summit on the peaceful situation in several areas in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue, pointing that these areas enjoy peace and need development.

He stressed that Sudan will urge the Arab summit to support its demand to end UNAMID mandate in Darfur.

Concerning Arab League ministerial meeting agenda, Obeid said that the meeting will discuss the Palestinian cause and recent developments in Syria, Libya and Yemen stressing that recommendations will be submitted to the summit.

President Omer al-Bashir will be leading Sudan’s delegation to summit.

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  • 22 July 01:22, by Khent

    This makes absolutely no sense. All those advocating for our membership in the Arab League are beyond stupid and deserve to die. South Sudan is taking far too long to culturally extricate itself from the Arab world. We really need to start phasing out Arabic and replace it with an Esperanto type language — one that would be composed of all the indigenous African languages. English is absolutely

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    • 22 July 01:32, by Khent

      ..essential and so it would invariably have a role to play in any plan for economic, scientific, technological and social development. Arabic is worthless in the 21st Century and has not been relevant since the 14th. It’s about time we got rid of it.

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    • 22 July 16:28, by jubaone

      Khent,

      I understand your disgust on this membership. But the thinking is, if Southerners can flee en masse from from their own rogue Juba regime to Khartoum, then South Sudan should easily become a member, it is facilitating arabization. Already Ahmed Deng Alor is a muslim, that even makes it easier...

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      • 22 July 16:36, by jubaone

        ...more so with political isolation, economic bankruptcy, South Sudan has harder times ahead. The Arabs are already rubbing their hands, that these recalcitrant Junubin are now crawling back to their masters, thanks to Juba idiocy. Uganda as only friend and bootlicker, can only hope that foolish Juba regime keeps throwing them the little trickling oil dollars.

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  • 22 July 08:57, by Eastern

    Why do dinkas who are running away from Arabs in Abyei want the whole of South Sudanese to join the Arab League, an Organization for Arabs? Do we not have monkeys and Devils at J1 in Juba?

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    • 22 July 09:23, by Khent

      Eastern

      Instead of tending such incredibly stupid rhetorical questions, perhaps you should carefully assess the situation and not jump to conclusions that only service and satiate your worst prejudices. Did it ever occur to you that the "leadership" in Juba isn’t exactly representative of the Dinka that you seem to regard as a monolith...

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      • 22 July 09:33, by Khent

        ..And that these death-deserving traitors may actually be motivated by the potential (*personal*) financial benefits that membership in the Arab League could confer upon them!? Since you think it’s fair to judge 3-4 million people based on the actions of a few, perhaps I should insist that anyone from any tribe that was part of Khartoum’s militia network (like you)...

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        • 22 July 09:41, by Khent

          ..should not present themselves as patriots and condemn others for cavorting with the enemy when tens of thousands of your people in Equatoria were part of Khartoum’s militia network. If it’s fair to judge us based on the actions of hundreds of self-absorbed politicians, then it’s only fair to extend that judgement to millions of people (you) that produced tens of thousands of Khartoum compliant..

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          • 22 July 09:52, by Khent

            ..militiamen. Do we have a deal? If a people that lost more of their own (over a million) fighting Khartoum (more than all the tribes in Sudan, combined) can be so negatively characterized as a whole on the basis of a few death-deserving cretins, then you too will be judged accordingly. You had tens of thousands of members in Khartoum’s militia network, so let’s judge you on that, hmm?

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      • 22 July 09:46, by Eastern

        Khent,

        Stop living in denial all the time! Who constitute the "leadership" in Juba charged with this responsibilities of following up such things if not a Dinka man? FYI, there’s nothing called leadership or presidency in South Sudan. Everything revolves around Kiir!

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        • 22 July 10:04, by Khent

          Eastern

          Ah, I see... power (and the abuse of it) that you yourself have conceded has been concentrated into the hands of an individual and his corrupt posse should somehow also be seen as representative of millions of people!? Dr. John Garang’s clique (mostly Dinka) were completely replaced following his death, and so this is about cliques, not tribes.

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  • 22 July 09:51, by Eastern

    Khent,

    The ineptness in leadership today in South Sudan has nothing to do with Khartoum or any militias affiliated to it; the leadership failure is purely due to your mentality that with your hypothetic 3-4 zillion dinkas roaming around the country, you have the inalienable rights to call the shot. Wait, it’s not about the numbers here. It’s about reason!

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  • 22 July 09:56, by Eastern

    Unless you Dinka zealots change tact, you will want to extend your confrontations beyond the borders of South Sudan and you will be miserably scalded. The one and only voice of reason in that community is Nhial Deng Nhial. He’s already asked Kiir to rally Dinka people not to confront the very organisations (IGAD, AU and UN) South Sudan is a member of. How will the Arabs in the Arab league treat...

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  • 22 July 09:58, by Eastern

    ......Black Subsaharan Africans Ho would join their league and continue throwing tantrums all the time. Please advise Kiir to manage what he’s at the momnent......

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  • 22 July 09:59, by Eastern

    ......Black Subsaharan Africans Ho would join their league and continue throwing tantrums all the time. Please advise Kiir to manage what he’s at the momnent......

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    • 22 July 10:16, by Khent

      Eastern

      You are not even worth responding to, but I’m bored and so I’ll indulge you. Please do yourself (and everybody else) a favour and read up on logical fallacies because I have no interest in addressing straw man arguments. Where have I said that today’s many failures can be related to Khartoum and its militia network? It’s clear to anyone with any sense that I was making the point...

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      • 22 July 10:24, by Khent

        ..that judging over 3 million people (as affirmed by the last Census) is incredibly unfair, and so I high-lighted the fact that you had tens of thousands of traitors working for Khartoum for many years, so the thematic hinge of my post was: Can you (all of Equatoria) not be judged just as harshly for the actions of tens of thousands if the Dinka can be judged on the basis of hundreds!?

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        • 22 July 10:34, by Khent

          Nhial Deng is apparently the only *prominent* Dinka that has tried to temper Salva Kiir’s terribly infantile, myopic and destructive rhetoric and directive (s) on this issue, and so perhaps you should wield that brush with a little more understanding, care and finesse.

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        • 22 July 10:40, by Eastern

          Khent,

          To spare you my venom, stop being slimy. The current problems in South Sudan is Kiir and his lieutenants who are all dinkas who are all hellbent on turning South Sudan into a Dinka state thanks to their 3-4 zillions which you variously contest as an underestimation from the last census. The issue here is for a country in global south wanting to join the Arab league. Isn’t it madness at bes

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          • 22 July 10:59, by Khent

            Eastern

            What "venom"? LOL! You have been nothing but irrational, inconsistent and hypocritical, so please continue making use of glaring double standardsp. I certainly do think that the Dinka population is closer to 4 million then it is to 3, despite our losses during the war. I’ve consistently, clearly and unequivocally condemned my people for certain offences...

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            • 22 July 11:09, by Khent

              .. against a number of tribes in this country, so pretending that I’m some kind of unreasonable tribal Nationalist (pressumably) on the sole basis of my refusal to countenance the Presidency of a traitor that murdered tens of thousands of people -and boasted about it- will simply not work. From now on you should only debate people on your level.

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              • 22 July 16:10, by Hardlinner

                Khent dinka population have already surpassed 4 millions. it is indeed closer to 5 millions so far. and of those 5 millions, only 10% are benefiting from Kiir old school government. unlike nuer, we would rather see peaceful transition of voting Kiir out of power. best leader that south sudan need are those who aren’t afraid to loose his/her seat through peaceful election.

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  • 22 July 10:30, by Angelo Achuil

    "Considering joining Arab League?" Deng Aloor should resign if he indeed had ever said that!!! Of all the leagues in the world, what good could you expect from this one that will consider you inferior? This is madness!!

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