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Sudan, S. Sudan border commission to meet in April

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February 8, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Joint Border Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan will meet in Addis Ababa in April to settle the differences between the two sides, said JBC Co-chair

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A South Sudanese girl looks on near a shelter in al-Ghanaa village in the Jableen locality in Sudan’s White Nile State, as refugees arrive from the South Sudanese war zones of Malakal and al-Rank via the Joda border, January 17, 2014 (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

JBC Co-chair Abdallah al-Sadiq told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Wednesday that 80% of the 2,400 kilometers borders between the two countries have been marked on paper.

He pointed that the JBC continues to meet in Addis Ababa to resolve issues hindering the demarcation process and identification of the baseline for the demilitarized security zone (zero line), saying the committee consist of five members from each side.

Claimed and disputed areas of the Sudan and South Sudan border include Abyei, 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhar, Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas).

Since South Sudan’s independence the agreed border between the two countries is not yet demarcated (marked on the ground). Also, talks between the two sides continue to delimit the remaining 20% disputed boundary.

In September 2012, both Sudan and South Sudan signed a series of cooperation agreements, which covered oil, citizenship rights, security issues, banking, border trade among others.

In March 2013, the two countries signed an implementation matrix for these cooperation agreements. However, the execution of the agreements didn’t go according to the plan.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan on July 9th 2011 following a referendum on whether the semi-autonomous region should remain a part of the country or become independent. 99% of the southern voters chose independence.

Relations between the two nations soured after South Sudan’s independence following a series of disputes over a number of issues.

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  • 9 February 2017 05:23, by Kuch

    These so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan are wasting their times and our times with the border talks. We keep in informing the criminals that there will be no South Sudan inch of land that will remain occupied them. But the criminals think,we are bluffing but we will surely take back every every of our lands by both hooks and crooks>>>

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    • 9 February 2017 05:28, by Kuch

      some of these so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan still do not know the level of hatred we have towards them is intrinsically etched into our DNAs. Some idiots like our Nuer cousins are the ones that keep taking us back from get back our all our lands, but most of them seem to be getting the nasty game being toyed around in our country and against our people by our arch enemies>>>

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      • 9 February 2017 05:35, by Kuch

        The so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan want to sell secretly all the North Sudan fertile lands to gulf Arab states, just like the way ethiopia sold the Anyuaks of Gambella region land gulf Arab states. But some of our Nuer are bunch cousins of slow learners. But they are slowly learning that the cloned arabs have never gone any where yet>>>

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        • 9 February 2017 05:44, by Kuch

          the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan have been making a lot of shifty deals all gulf Arab states. Even with the UK, some creepy EU countries, Al Qada, ISIL, AL Nustra and others. Some creepy European countries of the UK, France and their US have all ganged up with their gulf Arab client states, israel, our so-called cloned arab North Sudan, Turkey, Al Nustra, Al Qada, ISIL, Boko Haram>>>

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          • 9 February 2017 05:52, by Kuch

            and even to some extent, our so-called SPLA-IO this alliance is not an alliance of good, but an alliance reconquest of other countries. They have destroyed Libya, CAR, Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Ukraine in Eastern Europe. However, their most prized country here in Africa to play game with is our country, South Sudan. Because the evils found some dull heads like Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom>>>

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            • 9 February 2017 05:58, by Kuch

              or Majak Agoot to use as their stooges/puppets to achieve their end game. But South Sudanese men are way well ahead of these dirty intrigues. The criminals even allowed our arch enemy, the so-called cloned arab North Sudan to invade Yemen with the gulf Arab states. But kept quiet, making the invasion of a sovereign country by some bunch terrorist countries and kept the whole thing under scrutiny>>

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              • 9 February 2017 06:04, by Kuch

                by other countries. Fellows, why do fellows think, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between are so fixated in South Sudan with these humanitarian aid, donations and peacekeeping nonsense? It is nothing to do with all these bullshits, but only our oil fields and to control us and our country. Good luck to them though>>>

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                • 9 February 2017 06:09, by Kuch

                  There love affair with our country and our people is misplaced. The criminals can go and play their dirty Geo-political intrigues in the countries that l mentioned early. Here in South Sudan, we have never ever been fans of any evil earth who thinks he/she can stand over our necks, never ever. The US, the UK, France, their UN and their so-called israel attack dog>>>

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                  • 9 February 2017 06:13, by Kuch

                    usual game of regime change often works pretty well for them in Middle Eastern countries, Central African countries or South American countries; but right here in South Sudan, good luck to them, that is not going to happen under the sun.

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    • 9 February 2017 09:22, by Mayom County Troops

      Arabs are not simple to drain war tail to South Sudanese
      why the commission was too long to meet in April ?
      is it because of Logistic or what ?

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  • 9 February 2017 10:04, by Kush Natives

    Claimed and disputed areas of the Sudan and South Sudan border include Abyei, 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhar, Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas)
    I am like really? So, none of the above mentioned or Panthou Heglig pathetic!

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  • 9 February 2017 11:10, by Lou Nuer The Great

    hey don’t exclude panthou ya stupid arab, you encroach to our territory becuase of instability in our region but all will be regained again panthou,jodha,kiafia kindi,magenis,illemi triangle,nadapal,abyei etc

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