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Khartoum renews call for Juba to end support for Sudanese rebels


July 4, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman Tuesday has asked South Sudan’s First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai to stop all forms of support to Sudanese rebel groups, said Sudan’s Foreign Minister.

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Undated picture extended to ST by the SPLM-N on 16 October 2015 showing the SPLA chief of general staff Lt Gen Gagod Mukwar speaking in a meeting in a rebel controlled area.

Juba has been always accused by the Sudan, various observer groups and armed oppositions of harboring Sudanese rebels and in fact letting them fight alongside its own force. The government in Juba has always denied the accusations.

In statements to the official news agency SUNA, Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghanodur said Abdel-Rahman and Gai met on the sidelines of the African summit in Addis Ababa in the presence of a number of ministers from both sides.

He pointed out that the discussions on bilateral relations were candid and transparent, saying the Sudanese side has clearly mentioned the need to stop Juba’s support for the Darfur rebels and the Sudan People Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N).

According to the top diplomat, Abdel-Rahman stressed that Sudan is ready to establish positive and strong relations with South Sudan considering that we used to be one country and would remain neighbors and brothers.

Ghandour added he handed over his South Sudanese counterpart Deng Alor an invitation from President Omer al-Bashir to President Salva Kiir Myardit to visit Khartoum.

He pointed the two sides agreed to hold a meeting for the joint political and security committee ahead of the visit.

For his part, Gai said the meeting was successful and transparent, calling for the need to improve relations between the two countries.

He added the two sides should work together to ensure the success of President Kiir visit to Khartoum.

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 and accusations of support to rebel groups.


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  • 5 July 15:29, by Newsudan

    Riek io terrorists group are trained, accommodated,given logistics, armed,food inside Khartoum.who can denied this.

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    • 5 July 15:56, by Bilpam- 2

      New Sudan,

      Make sure that if we are going to make the military capabilities the same,you will start running the same way you ran in the onset of the crisis,2013.But due to the fact Dr.Riek is not interested in military solution,that is why everybody is talking nonsense about him.

      Anyway,enjoy begging people on the street because it is part of your culture.Kill and beg at the same time.

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  • 5 July 16:37, by Eastern

    The Sudan simply softened its stance on South Sudan support to the SPLA-North so as to be let of the hook of sanction by USA. Now if Trump’s administration doesn’t remove Sudan from sanction imposed some years ago, you will see bombs raining again in parts of Raja, Unity and Upper Nile. This latter case is the LIKELY SCENARIO!!

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    • 5 July 18:29, by Newsudan

      you are cheering your masters Khartoum. SPLA N & S,SLA,JEM will killed all SAFs plus Riek io militias.

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      • 5 July 18:45, by Eastern


        I am as free as the bird in the skies; I don’t have any master. Those militias you named above tried that before with disasterous consequences. Omar el Bashir will start bombing the hell out of you folks soon!!!

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        • 5 July 21:03, by Kush Natives

          The question now of who will bomb who remain in bracket. Panthou scenario was exactly 5 years ago, South Sudan was 1 year old and Bashit used his capacity as much as possible to bombs South Sudanese army, and still the SPLA gallant forces took over the town without bumper. Let Bashir lost his mind again. We will bombs everything including birds like you.

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          • 5 July 21:07, by Kush Natives

            If Sudan government want us to overrun Khartoum, then let them do it, but what I see is that, Khartoum will regret of creating a stupid crisis with us.

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          • 6 July 00:23, by Mr Point

            and what, Kush natives, is your solution to the issue of Abyei?

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    • 7 July 04:31, by conservative

      Do it and next time we gonna come to you in Khartoum how bout that

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    • 7 July 04:33, by conservative

      Do it and next time we gonna come to you in Khartoum how bout that

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  • 5 July 22:23, by Sunday Junup

    It still an old game nothing new.

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  • 6 July 11:54, by Lenin Bull

    What is South Sudanese inept leaders saying timidly in return? In fact, the contrary is more true. It is the Sudan government that is bent on distabilising the young Republic of South Sudan so that our success stories do not shame them internationally through these mindless elements among us South Sudanese.

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  • 6 July 11:59, by Lenin Bull

    Riek went on official mission to restore bilateral relations following the April 2012 Heglig/Panthou fiasco. Indeed Riek went to Khartoum and GOD only knows what the terrorists there discussed with him. When he returned from Khartoum and up on arrival at Juba International Airport, Riek simply stunted everyone by declaring that he wanted to stand against President Salva Kiir in coming elections!!.

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  • 6 July 12:04, by Lenin Bull

    Really?! Was that the main message the government of South Sudan including President Salva Kiir sent him to Khartoum to discuss with Bashir and other terrorists there? It is up to you who have brains to guess what was discussed in that den of terrorists called Khartoum. Seeds of distabilization were sown in that process and its volcanic eruption was timed to be 15/12/2013 on ward.

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  • 6 July 12:06, by Lenin Bull

    No wonder why Taban Deng Gai is lukewarm and no interest to retort back in the same way when South Sudan has more cases of rebel supports by Khartoum and against South Sudan.

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  • 6 July 12:12, by Lenin Bull

    Agwelek/hyena forces of Shilluk of Johnson Olony now being supported by Khartoum, Maban rebel forces being supported by khartoum, Cobra Faction by Khartoum, Arrow boys by Kahrtoum, NDM of Lam Akol by Khartoum, Anyanya terrorists in Magwi by Khartoum, etc. If South Sudan was not led by dumb deaf blind coward leadership, Sudan would have been in trouble long time back.

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