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Sudan urges Juba to expel rebel groups from its territory


January 1, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Khartoum Sunday has urged South Sudan to implement its pledges and to expel Sudanese rebel who are still in the troubled country.

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Members of Darfur rebel group (JEM)

The call comes as the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -In Opposition (SPLM-IO) renewed accusations that the Sudanese groups are fighting them alongside the government forces in Maban County, in the Upper Nile province.

In statements to the semi-official Sudanese Media centre (SMC) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kamal Ismail called on the South Sudanese government to accelerate the expulsion of the armed movements from their territory saying, " Khartoum has been too patient with Juba and will wait"

Kamal further said that Juba had promised to expel the rebel movements from its territory. He added, "But we know very well that it continues to harbour the rebel movements until now," adding that they are waiting for the implementation of the promise of the South Sudanese government.

"Juba set a timetable to expel the rebel movements but it has not fulfilled its promise," he emphasized.

On 21 October 2016, Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir gave Juba two months to expel the rebels and threatened to reconsider the Cooperation Agreement signed in September 2012.

The United Nations in 2013 and recently the U.S. State Department said that Juba hosts and uses Sudanese rebel groups in its war against the SPLM-IO fighters.

Nearly two weeks ago, South Sudanese Defence Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk Wednesday said Sudanese rebels have complied with the directives to leave the country, stressing that his country wants no foreign rebels.

“We need peace in this country. We don’t need war and so there is no reason to allow our territory to be used by groups whose presence would be used against us and to contribute to causing instability. Because of this, we have talked to the Sudanese rebels and they have left," Juuk told Sudan Tribune on 14 December 2016.

However SPLM-Io Col. William Gatjiath Deng in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune claimed the rebels groups from the neighbouring Sudan displaced many civilians around Maban County north of former Upper Nile State.

“They are cleansing up the civilians, rapes the teenager, girls and women and burned down the surrounded villages, purposely to grab the land in order to settle their own bases in the area,” he said.

The rebel spokesperson further said another armed Sudanese rebels have used the "Yida camp in Unity State as strong base and getting the militarily supplies from the South Sudanese government".

He went to accuse South Sudanese leaders, President Salva Kiir and his First Vice President Taban Deng Gai for misleading the Khartoum government.


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  • 2 January 16:27, by Sadam Kuikoy

    Khartoum,when did you become a fool to be cheated by Juba every now and then?now they are busy issuing South Sudan nationality/SPLA ID cards to SPLA-N and JEM fighters that are in Raja,Pariang,Maban and in Renk including their agents based inside Bilpam and Luri in the outskirts of juba ,this information is 100%reliable.you need to act now or you just wasting your time.

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    • 2 January 17:45, by Gatluak jal

      Dear Sadam Hessen, SS need peace than making those lies over and over without evidences. your claim does not make sense to all Southern Sudanese and I believe that it does not make sense to you too. let us try to find a solution to ss conflict rather than trying to make nonsense claim which I believe that, those claims will not help us in long run.

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      • 3 January 07:11, by Sadam Kuikoy

        @Gatluak Perthiang, why are you abusing me when I am telling the truth? I know truths is always bitter and you can never concur with me because Sudanese rebel are the once helping you to enrich yourself with bloody money ya Nuer wew ,do you think Sudan is not aware of his enemy being accommodated in south Sudan territory/ fighting alongside with spla as well as their being accommodated hotels?

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  • 2 January 17:07, by Gatluak jal

    HAHA, That claims is absolutely nonsense and basely because I am in Bentiu now and no single Sudanese rebel in SS territory. Those of SPLM/IO also making fatuous and countless information which I believe, it does not change anything in SS conflict. I don’t know if some of you are aware of the consequences of outside interference into local affair.This is a gossip and that how it should be treated.

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  • 2 January 17:08, by Maguto

    Dear Sadam Kuikoy

    please, am sure, your comments will fool you to nowhere, there is no 100% information in this world....talk of 25% if u wanted to be a part of Khartuom being employed in Juba..
    What I know about this is that, there are few elements of SPLA/M-N in northern part of south sudan

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    • 2 January 17:32, by Gatluak jal

      Can you live alone Sadam Hessan to keep laying to SUDANESE Government that there is rebel in SS. It is impudent, stupid lies that idiotic is making. I am from Unite state and I have never heard that, there is camp for SUDANESE REBEL in this country. May the rebel are in those areas that control by SPLA/IO.

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      • 3 January 07:30, by Sadam Kuikoy

        Come down Gatluak ,if you are from unity state, who are currently in Pariang especially Tor,between Pariang and yida refugees camp and Kai Kang north of Mayom? Leave alone of Palouch,Maban, Renk and Raja in Bar-elgazal. Not only that ,who were in Dawagin just opposite rubkona airstrip since 2012-2015 until when they were relocated to Pariang because of mounted pressure from Khartoum?

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