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South Sudan delays meetings on Abyei until Bashir-Kiir encounter: UN

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October 26, 2017 (WASHINGTON) - Juba has delayed the meetings of Sudan-South Sudan joint body on Abyei until a meeting between President Omer al-Bashir and his counterpart Salva Kiir, an international official said.

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The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) says the presence of armed elements from Sudan and South Sudan is causing further instability in the contested Abyei area, which is claimed by both countries (FILE)

In a briefing to the UN Security Council about the situation in Abyei on Thursday, Alexander Zuev, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, explained why the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee didn’t convene a meeting last July and stopped its activities.

Also, a meeting scheduled for 16 August in Addis Ababa had been postponed after South Sudan cited the need to await the outcome of the expected meeting between the Presidents of South Sudan and Sudan, Zuev said.

President Kiir will be in Khartoum on Tuesday 31 October according to the Sudanese foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour.

The international official urged both Governments to engage in discussions to resolve the deadlock over establishing the temporary institutions that should lead to the determination of Abyei’s final status.

However, Akuei Bona Malwal the South Sudanese Ambassador to the UN told the meeting that the call to establish the Abyei Interim Administrative structures had been superseded by events.

Rather, he called for final settlement of the matter on the basis of the African Union High Implementation Panel proposal of 21 September 2013 which provides to hold the referendum without the participation of the Misseriya nomads. Sudan refused the proposal.

For his part, Sudanese Ambassador Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed regretted Juba "lack of enthusiasm" to implement the agreement of 20 June 2011 and renewed calls on the Government of South Sudan to establish the Abyei institutions to achieve a "lasting peace" as he said.

LACK OF WILLINGNESS

However, Luis Bermúdez, Uruguay’s Ambassador to the UN warned the two parties against the lack of willingness to settle their dispute over Abyei.

"Since UNISFA was hamstrung by the lack of willingness on the part of both sides to resolve the conflict, it was their primary responsibility to implement the 2011 agreements," Bermúdez stressed.

The last mandate extension for UNISFA had been a conditional one because the Council stipulated in resolution 2352 (2017) that it would be the final extension unless both sides demonstrated that the Mechanisms established in the 2011 Agreement could function.

"The future of UNISFA was entirely in the hands of the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan," he emphasized.

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  • 27 October 08:40, by Newsudan

    nobody interested negotiating with Jellabni on Abyei issue except Kiirdit. SPLA offensive shld be first priority to take Abyei once and for all.

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    • 27 October 10:11, by Equatoria Koko

      Newsudan,

      Abyei is a gone case. It belongs to Sudan. The majority of the Abyei people want to be citizens of Sudan.

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      • 27 October 10:26, by Newsudan

        Equatoria Koko
        Just run to Uganda,Dinka and their cousins Nuer will face Jellabni, it’s our duty to do it.

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        • 27 October 12:47, by Equatoria Koko

          Newsudan,

          We never left our land when the colonialists invaded our country. The Turks, The British and the Arabs - they all came and left with nothing. But the coward Jieng kept being pushed and losing land to the Arabs from Khartoum to Abyei.

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          • 28 October 13:19, by Khent

            Equatoria Koko

            Your ignorance is on full display and so I’m obligated to disabuse you of your ignorance. It’s well established by historians, linguists and archaelogists that all the Nilotic tribes lived in the Gezira [Central Sudan] for thousands of years, and that the Dinka were the last of the major Nilotic tribes to leave the Gezira primarily due to climate change and famine...

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            • 28 October 13:19, by Khent

              The newly arrived Arabs did subject the Dinka to raids but this is not the primary reason for their relocation. The Arabs were so cowardly that they primarily stole women and children outside the confines of their villages and would rarely commit to direct confrontations. The Dinka conquered Counties like Baliet, Melut and Renk from the Funj and Arab tribes...

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              • 28 October 13:21, by Khent

                You don’t seem to realise that tribes like the Mundari, Pojulu, Toposa, Nyangwara, Latuka, Nyangatum, Jie, Didinga, Boya, Pari, Acholi, Kuku, Madi and more are all Nilotic tribes. The only people that are not Nilotic in South Sudan are the people of Western Equatoria and parts of Western Bahr el Ghazal. Why did all these Equatorian Nilotic tribes leave Central Sudan before the Dinka?

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                • 28 October 13:28, by Khent

                  There is no tribe in South Sudan that has lost land to the British or the Turks so I don’t know why you included them in your rant in the first place. The Dinka have kept the Northern border relatively safe from incursions and invasions by keeping the Baggara Arabs in check, and your people have been beneficiaries of this set-up.

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                  • 28 October 13:38, by Khent

                    Even prior to 91, tens of thousands of Nuer militiamen fought for Khartoum and they were commanded by Paulino Matip, Peter Gadet, Gabriel Gatwec Tanginy and Gordon Kong. All the Nuer left in 91 and the Equatorians had dozens of Khartoum compliant militia groups, and the war was left to the Dinka, the Nuba and Blue Nile...

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                    • 28 October 13:46, by Khent

                      We constituted 80% of the armed movement and lost over a million people, so being called cowards by you is amusing. Khartoum enthusiastically armed the Mundari militia, the Bari dominated Popular Resistance Movement/Army, the Equatorial Defence Force and a multitude of tribes like the Toposa, Lotuka, Didinga, Boya, Acholi and many others as part of its militia network...

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                      • 28 October 13:47, by Khent

                        Khartoum also armed the ’Fertit’ - a name applied to more than a dozen different tribes in Western Bahr el Ghazal’s Raga county. These tribes included the Kresh, Yulu, Shat, Balanda, Feroghe, Buja, Kara and Banda. The Murle were also used against the Dinka. The Nuer were Khartoum’s favorite tribal group in South Sudan...

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                        • 28 October 13:48, by Khent

                          In 1988, the SPLM and international human rights organizations accused the Sudanese government of attempted genocide of the Dinka. Modern military equipment, including helicopters and cargo planes adapted as bombers, were used to devastating effect against Dinka villages, and more than 1 million Dinka are believed to have died in the conflict. (Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa)

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                          • 28 October 13:49, by Khent

                            The initial problems between Garang and Kawac arose because of fears of the large numbers of Malwal who joined the SPLA campaigns in Ethiopia. In modern times it is claimed that 80 percent of the ethnic composition of the SPLA is Dinka. Of this percentage, however, 45 percent comprises of Malwal recruits alone. (Sudan’s Blood Memory: The Legacy Of War Ethnicity And Slavery In Early South Sudan)

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        • 27 October 13:28, by Khent

          New Sudan

          Your optmism is refreshing but I don’t think that the other tribes are required for matters like this; we certainly have the numbers, experience and resillience to achieve this on our own... even for non-Dinka areas like Kafia Kingi. Political reforms are required to spur economic growth; these political and economic reforms are pre-requisites for military strength.

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          • 27 October 15:13, by jubaone

            Khent,
            Optimism alone without substantial and back up militarism is hopeless. In May 2013, chief Kuol Deng Kuol of the Ngok jienges was mowed down. There was not a single demonstration in Juba from Ngok jienges neither a protest note from the Kiirminal’s office. We expected a retaliatory move from the Abyei against the Messiriya, none. The chief died like a miserable starved dog. Sad

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            • 27 October 15:24, by jubaone

              FYI. In April 2012, most Equatorians demobilized during the 2008-9 exercises decided to join others to go and fight in Heglig/Panthou against the jellaba. In just 1 week, junubin overtook Heglig only to be stopped by the Kiirminal. During the unorganized withdrawal over 570 soldiers were killed by Khartoum’s Antonovs. It was deadly. Today jienges must liberate Abyei alone. Face fire alone.

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              • 28 October 13:53, by Khent

                jubaone

                What do you mean by back-up? Most Equatorians during the war were part of Khartoum’s vast militia network in South Sudan, and the Nuer were Khartoum’s favourite tribe, and so we are well accustomed to you fighting against us on the side of Khartoum. We don’t at all need any other tribe to get involved in our wars against Khartoum.

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        • 27 October 19:57, by jubaone

          Newsudan,
          Given the current jienge-Nuer bitter rivalry, I suggest jienges focus on themselves. They have afterall the nyors who should be redirected to fight jellaba instead of raping defenceless women or posing as "unknwon gunmen". Jienges cant hide behind Nuers or Equatorians, no. Abyei is jiengeland, period. tell South South your cousin to be brave and go fight instead of idling like a chimp

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          • 28 October 13:59, by Khent

            jubaone

            The Nuer only returned in 2006 after serving Khartoum for decades, so we don’t actually regard them as reliable in any conflict with Khartoum -> their former master. Kiir allowed tens of thousands of Khartoum’s Nuer militiamen to return to the SPLA in 2006 and they soon became 70% of the army precisely when the Dinka soldiers returned to their homes...

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            • 28 October 14:18, by Khent

              ..I really don’t want one single non-Dinka fighting and dying in any potential war in Abyei or any other Khartoum occupied area on the border. Your neutrality is all I would ask for in such an eventuality. Political reforms will only be possible with the departure of Salva Kiir and his corrupt and murderous regime.

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              • 28 October 14:19, by Khent

                South Sudan can militarily confront Sudan on its own only if it commits itself to all the political, social and economic reforms necessary to forge a strong State — a strong State with a capable military. South Sudan needs leaders that place a premium on defending the country — leaders with a vision. I don’t see anybody in Juba that fits that bill.

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                • 28 October 14:20, by Khent

                  South Sudan needs to comprehensively overhaul its military over a ten year period, at the very least. South Sudan has more ’Generals’ than the British military - a problem that all African militaries impose on themselves. South Sudan has no military Academies and makes use of platforms and weapons from the 60s. That needs to change...

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                  • 28 October 14:21, by Khent

                    ..If Juba plays its cards right, it can have access to things that Khartoum couldn’t even dream of. Juba needs to change the way it views war and the way it prosecutes it; Juba can send its most gifted, intelligent and hard-working officers to Israel to learn the Western way of war and how to execute combined arms operations.

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                    • 28 October 14:21, by Khent

                      Khartoum won’t have access to this world. Juba also needs to work with Israel and Russia to build up its intelligence capabilities and capitalize on the expertise and strengths of each to build a formidable intelligence apparatus. Links with Israel would provide Juba with access to advanced avionics, electro-optical systems, targeting pods, encrypted tactical data links...

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                      • 28 October 14:22, by Khent

                        ..48 cores + processor mission computers, battlefield management systems, world class drones, counter-battery radars, SAR radars, AESA radars and much more. Khartoum won’t have access to these things and so South Sudan can eclipse Khartoum’s military abilities if it takes on the challenge.

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        • 28 October 02:53, by Malakal county Simon

          NewSudan

          Do not drag Nuers in Abyie issue..... when your kins sold it to Arab over the food, the Nuers were not consulted.... So why would Nuers risks theirs lives to for Abyie when they were not informed in first place that’s Abyie land has been exchanged with food??

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      • 27 October 19:53, by Khent

        Equatoria Koko

        The majority you say? Refer to the Referendum they conducted themselves and present that percentage to the rest of us and argue that the figure represents the majority.

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      • 27 October 21:22, by Naath

        New Sudan,

        Nuer will not fight for Dinka leadership anymore. May be your Nuerwew can do it but real Nuer will not fight again for Dinak leadership, I promise. Event if peace comes, South Sudan will not be the same again.

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      • 27 October 21:29, by Naath

        I concur with you Equatoria Kojo, the South Sudanese should not waste their life anymore on war while the Dinka still a president of South Sudan. As long as Abyei is a Dinka territory, Dinka must fight for it.

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        • 28 October 14:28, by Khent

          Naath

          This is laughable. You came back in 2006 after fighting for Khartoum for decades. How in the world are Nuer posters now pretending that they have historically been anything other than Khartoum’s militiamen all over Greater Upper Nile? We’re accustomed to facing you on the opposite end of the battlefield, so your absence will not be noticed or missed.

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  • 27 October 08:57, by Wutkhor

    Don’t attempt to try al bashir he wld be like Nuer whose 15% have opted to fights for their stomach so u Dinka’s will met a very ugly war the saf will only use anti germs for all juba insects, periods.

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  • 27 October 10:02, by Sunday Junup

    Abyei is a gone case, Deng Jock sign on it, Salva Kiir stamp it a last, now Deng Alor, Luka Biong etc are concern S.S issue they never talk of Abyei. Ngok dinka are waiting for Nuer to fight in their behalf because dinka never fight their cause a lone.

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    • 27 October 10:31, by Muonyraat

      Sunday junup & wutkhor
      fuck you Abyei will never be jalabia town we will fought for it . you are coward where are you now in the bush and diaspora? Dinka are in juba so braves!! fuck you dude

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      • 27 October 11:16, by Wutkhor

        Muonyraat or rat
        Insane jieng germs, fighting al Bahsir is not like eating Chinese rices in juba, Abyei is a dumb gone land, just keep dreaming that ur ugly primitives SPLA mitia will fights in Abyei, fighting al bashir is not like fighting us Nuer whose 15% of amongst us had opted to fights for their dirty n ugly stomach gains... Al Bahsir will just sprays anti germs n all germs will died. Period

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  • 27 October 22:14, by lino

    Did I tell you flocks that the war which started in December, 2013 is a creation of Bashir through his boys who hijacked the SPLM in Juba. Bashir was able to divide all Northern Parties and he has done it for SPLM too.
    Bashir know there were bad guys in SPLM who challenged him and NCP for long time during Garang era and there Garang’s Boys have to silenced through their own party; so he succeeded.

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  • 28 October 17:25, by Majesty

    At the end SPLA flag will fly in full in Abyei. Razaggart and messerriya know Dinka and Dinka and South Sudan borders. We will wage war and win once more against Sudanese for an inch of South Sudan territory. I applause Gen. Kiir hand of friendship to NiF and entire Sudanese people but that must not come on expense of our proud Ngok Dinka and occupied South Susan territories.

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