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Border shutdown with Eritrea made disarmament campaign easier: governor


A new batch of the RSF militiamen arrive in Kassala on 14 January 2018 (ST photo)

January 19, 2108 (KHARTOUM) - Governor of Sudan’s eastern state of Kassala Adam Jama’a said the closure of borders with Eritrea has significantly contributed to the success of the disarmament campaign.

Since 5 January, Sudan has deployed thousands of Rapid Support Fighters (RSF) militiamen to Kassala on the border with Eritrea after a presidential decree declaring a state of emergency.

Following what, Sudan shut down its border with Eritrea and declared popular mobilization in Kassala, claiming the deployment of troops along the Eritrean border came as result of military threats from Eritrea and Egypt against the country.

However, Eritrea and Egypt denied the claim and Sudanese stopped speaking about the alleged threats.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted Jama’a as saying 85% of the illicit weapons have been collected during the voluntary phase of the disarmament campaign.

He pointed out that the shutdown of borders and the deployment of the RSF fighters have largely contributed to the success of the campaign.

The governor added the regular forces are working to combat negative phenomena and control security breaches on the borders, praising awareness of the residents and their support of the disarmament campaign.

He further pointed to the importance of the emergency order, saying it facilitates work of the security organs and allows them to take prompt measures against irregularities.

Since August last year, the Sudanese authorities launched a campaign to collect illegal weapons. The campaign, which would be implemented across the country, began by disarming tribes and civilians in Kordofan and Darfur.


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    • 20 January 17:42, by Habibi

      Thanks for the reminder. Now I urge you to focus more on your country which ranks below Somalia and Eritrea in every modern ranking both politcally and economically. Don’t worry about Egypt and Sudans nile spat, focus on feeding halve your people that depend on food aid from the UN.

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      • 20 January 17:48, by Habibi

        However, I must admit that its good to see that my comments are making a good impact in this place lol

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        • 20 January 20:17, by Khent


          I’ll worry about my own Nation and you can do the same. I don’t know what impact you think you’ve made on this website but I’ve been tempering nonsense from every Northerner for years on this site. I’ve hardly been challenged except for that one time I thought you were lying about the economic situation in the South.

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          • 20 January 20:37, by Khent

            ..but I’ve never registered you or -any other Northerner- as people I had to be careful around. Up until recently I was extremely civil with Northern posters, and sudani ana can attest to this. I’ll sometimes be a bit of a mirror; attack my people and I will respond in kind, but those occasions have been rare...

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            • 20 January 20:38, by Khent

              I use to value the North and even defended it from non-Sudanese and even fellow Southerners on Sudan Forum. I was quite the Sudanese patriot; I railed against the ICC when it hypocritically issued its fraudulent and useless arrest-warrant; even as recent as 2017, I condemned Egypt’s arrogance and imperialism and proclaimed that Halaib was Sudanese...

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              • 20 January 20:49, by Khent

                ..That was months ago. My language towards the North has been supportive at times, and this has not been engendered by any poster on this site at any point in time, so I hope you’re not suggesting what I think you’re suggesting.



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              • 21 January 22:18, by Habibi


                that is very interesting, as far as I remember you are the one poster who always mentions Khartoum in every ST thread. even if Sudan has nothing to do with it. you will keep accusing the north of false accusations. I respect the fact that you once proclaimed halaiib was sudanese, likewise I dont care about kafia kingi and think it should be given to the south

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          • 21 January 22:15, by Habibi

            Thats nice to hear...

            You can call it nonsense and leis all you want, but all my statements are backed up with facts. The only thing that I still deeply regret are my racial slurs which I will never go back to. But I will never attack the south or south sudanese unless I see a southerner attacking the north. That is what is happeing on this threat all the time.

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            • 21 January 22:29, by Habibi

              Maybe its a matter of me being a new member that I have not seen your other side, even Sudani Ana was surprised in the link you shared. All the Threads in comment section you were always the one mentioning and blaming Khartoum.

              Khent, I respect you as a person. Like I said few weeks ago we have different political views.

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              • 22 January 16:11, by Khent

                Northern Sudanese

                Cool story bro, but ROFL at being a new poster. I recognised you from the very first post; you’re just posting under a different pseudonym, but you neglected to adjust your rhetoric and style. Come on, you can level with me. LOL!

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                • 22 January 16:12, by Khent

                  I really don’t know what you’re on about regarding your claim that I blame Khartoum for everything. I’ve actually never blamed Khartoum for any of South Sudan’s internal problems. Do I blame Khartoum for South Sudan’s endemic levels of corruption, kleptocracy, nepotism, myopia, incompetence, tribalism, insecurity, lack of development and ethnic contingent State-sanctioned mass-murder?

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                  • 22 January 16:16, by Khent

                    The answer is a resounding no.

                    I call Salva’s regime a criminal gang of ethnic-cleansing psychopaths; I even blame the Dinka for internal imperialism and for sparking this war and engaging in land-theft against other tribes.

                    I basically go off about how the corrupt, mass-murdering rats in Juba should just die. That’s not even remotely close to blaming Khartoum for everything

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                    • 22 January 16:19, by Khent

                      I only mention Khartoum when some ignorant Northerner tries to absolve Khartoum of its historical crimes and attempts to re-assign them onto the South, or when I’m condemning the traitors in Juba for enabling and subsidising Khartoum’s land theft and occupation through stupidity, weakness, snively and incompetence...

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                      • 22 January 16:21, by Khent

                        I just re-affirm the *fact* that successive ’governments in Khartoum have dishonored countless agreements, annexed a dozen or so Southern lands since independence and that they are primarily responsible for the deaths of millions during the war. Sudan could have been at peace since 1972 but Turabi ruined it by poisoning the mind of Nimeiry...

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                        • 22 January 16:21, by Khent

                          ..the only Northern leader we ever liked and accepted as our President. Through the 1972 Addis Ababa Agreement the South was accorded the regional autonomy it demanded; the South was accorded its own elected assembly; the agreement stipulated that the southern boundaries be "as they stood" the day Sudan became independent...

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                          • 22 January 16:24, by Khent

                            And it was because of all of this that Sudan was at complete peace for nine [9] years. Unfortunately, Nimeiry reneged on the Addis Ababa Agreement claiming that it was not holy like the Quran - an arrogant and stupid action that sparked the second Sudanese civil war...

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                            • 22 January 16:26, by Khent

                              If anyone tries to downplay these historical facts and proceeds to offer hypocritical, nauseating and reality detached moralising, then ya, I’m going to challenge them and shut them down. Now, presumably you would like to pretend that Khartoum is not guilty of any of this and that we had no reason to take up arms against governments that have been systematically annexing our territories...

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                              • 22 January 16:33, by Khent

                                ..since independence in 1956. You were only right about the economic situation in South Sudan, and that’s the only thing you pushed that was factual. There is no basis to assert that the slaves of the Baqt were Southerners. The official UN casualty estimate for South Sudan’s war stands at 50, 000 — not 100, 000...

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                                • 22 January 16:41, by Khent

                                  ..So it’s not more than the 300, 000 official UN estimate for Darfur. Based on official estimates, our casualties are 6x less with a population 3.4x smaller. The second Sudanese civil war claimed 2 million lives during its 22 years. That’s over 90, 000 a year. I will not allow any Northerner to moralise to my people, under any circumstances.

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                                  • 22 January 16:44, by Khent

                                    ..Our current war is terrible but we’ve endured worse, and will not be told that our independence was a mistake; we will never regret our independence; our ’leaders’ deserve death for their failures in every sector, but their failure to strengthen our military is the most unforgivable. Our territories must never be annexed by anyone.

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                                    • 22 January 16:51, by Khent

                                      Now, I’ll not comment on any article concerning the North and I would appreciate if Northerners did the same. I will not hesitate to protect my people from any attacks and misrepresentations by any Northern poster.

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  • 20 January 17:56, by Habibi

    Eritrea has always been the poisonous snake in the backyard. Sudan has always been too busy inside the house to deal with that snake. Afwerki got to power after Sudanese support the ungrateful clown. No more being nice, enough eritrean refugees and being mr nice neighbour. keep that border closed and keep them out.

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    • 22 January 12:50, by James

      Yes, I agree with you when you tamper with her sovereignty Eritrea is a poisonous snake. I heard when the SRF militia were passing through Kasala, they were singing "juwa Asmara" and when people heard this there was a big joke in Eritrea.... just leave them they will go back when they finish their taemia....lol

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    • 22 January 13:01, by James

      When South Sudan separated from Sudan and Eritrea separated from Ethiopia, the two Giant Countries became like a chicken with its head chopped. As a result of frustration they cooked a number of evil plans. Ethiopia invaded Eritrea several times and after the Ethiopians were killed like flies they kept their hands.

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    • 22 January 13:07, by James

      and it is crystal clear that Sudan is sleepless to cook evil plans against South Sudan but will never succeed.

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    • 22 January 13:22, by James

      Habibi or what ever you call your self: you mentioned that Ethiopia and Sudan have population of hundreds of millions: You reminded me of one saying, if 100 flies gather around the neck of a bottle, they will never be able to remove the lid... Go and study the history of Eritrea and South Sudan instead of barking here like a mad dog

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