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Activist urges Sudan and S. Sudan to resolve border disputes

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April 2, 2018 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese activist has appealed to Juba and Khartoum to resolve their disputes, after it recent reports of a military build-up along the border between the two countries.

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South Sudanese civil society activist Edmund Yakani (The Niles/File)

Last week, the South Sudanese army (SPLA) spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Lual Ruai Koang accused Khartoum of amassing its troops in Kuek, a border area located in South Sudan’s Northern Upper Nile state.

“Community Empowerment for Progress Organization [CEPO] is urging Sudan and South Sudan governments to sort out difference of disputes in non-violent manner. Sudan demonstration of heavy presence of military forces is bad and intimidating act,” Edmund Yakani, the executive director of CEPO, said in a statement.

“This is unacceptable and in strong terms, CEPO condemns the act”, he added.

Yakani said reports of heavy military presence are provocative acts that need to be stop immediately by the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) headed by South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki.

“Pushing for military confrontation at the border of both is destructive for both countries since their higher population and economic activities are located at the borders of both countries”, he stressed.

The activist, however, urged the AUHIP to immediately intervene on the Sudan-South Sudan border matter before it runs out of hand.

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.

The two countries in March 2013 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 9 July, 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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  • 3 April 09:08, by Lenin Bull

    Sudan has several plans to destabilize South Sudan since 2011. Plan A was instigating internal rebellion in South Sudan with Sudan backing, training, arming, and providing diplomatic cover. Plan B is colluding with superpowers to undermine South Sudan in the UN security Council especially US and Britain. Plan C is misappropriate oil money and starve South Sudan through looting oil proceedings.

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  • 3 April 09:14, by Lenin Bull

    Plan D is grabbing lands in territories of South Sudan like Abiei, Panthou, Ufur Nias, Kafia Kingi, and Jebelen/Wundeeng da Ayongdit. Plan E now is to invade and provoke war between South Sudan and Sudan knowing that all the above strategies have weakened South Sudan and hence, Sudan deceive itself that it will easily win that war. But war is full of surprises. There should be no war at all.

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  • 3 April 09:16, by Lenin Bull

    But if Sudan desires and wants it, then let us wait and see.

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  • 3 April 10:26, by Ngor Geka

    This is a right call because already innocent civilians have started suffering at the borders

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    • 3 April 11:12, by Eastern

      Ngor Geka,

      So long as those you claim to be ’innocent civilians’ don’t rise up against the regime in Juba to claim back their country, Sudan and any neighbouring country would continue fooling ’innocent civilians’ from South Sudan. Recently S. Sudanese refugees were jailed in Kakuma. Watch out the growing trend of mistreatment of S. Sudanese out of their country!

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