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UN panel proposes to set parameters to lift Darfur arms embargo


Members of the Sudanese Army in Jawa village, in East Jebel Marra South Darfur State on 18 March 2011 (Photo UNAMID)
June 15, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - UN committee for sanctions on Sudan said the Security Council can now consider setting parameters for the removal of sanctions related to Darfur region including an arms embargo.

In line with the UN resolution 1591 (2005) The Security Council imposed an arms embargo on the warring parties in Darfur region and authorised individual sanctions including a travel ban and asset freeze on people obstructing peace or violate international humanitarian or human rights law or other atrocities.

The individual sanctions are actually imposed on 4 individuals and the most recent listing is back to 25 April 2006 in UN resolution 1672.

On Thursday 14 June, Joanna Wronecka, Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) on Sudan, briefed the 15-member body on her visit to Sudan last April following a report submitted on 6 June.

The Polish diplomat said the security situation in Darfur improved significantly since the imposition of sanctions, even though many human rights and humanitarian and challenges remain, besides issues related to the political process.

Accordingly, she said the Security Council "would be justified in reviewing the sanctions regime" and proposed to take the needed steps paving the way for ending the UN regime of sanctions on Sudan.

The report of UN committee proposes that the Council “could consider setting solution oriented parameters of the eventual termination of the measures in the long term, which might serve as a vehicle for positive change in Sudan,” reads a statement released by the UN spokesperson after the meeting on Thursday.

In a meeting on Darfur peacekeeping force on 11 June, Sudan called to review the sanctions and to lift the arms embargo on the government pointing to the need to deploy well-equipped troops in the region to fill the vacuum after the UNAMID withdrawal.

Wronecka told the Security Council that the report made three additional recommendations addressed to the UN Committee, but the statement didn’t disclose the nature of these proposals.

In a report made last April, the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on Darfur, which support the action of the UN Committee, said they would extend its activities and monitor Darfur rebel groups based in Libya and South Sudan, or had joined militia groups within Sudan, disclosed the UN spokesperson on Thursday.


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  • 16 June 2018 11:36, by Kuch

    "UN panel proposes to set parameters to lift Darfur arms embargo"
    My South Sudanese fools, who hasn’t seen when Barack Obama & his then bunch of evil juus in his then (US) states’ department, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, and some of tgheir new found allies like ethiopia, North Sudan or Kenya love our country & our people----it is because of our ’resources, lands & our Nile waters’>>>

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    • 16 June 2018 11:43, by Kuch

      Nothing to do with these evils love of our country & our people. My South Sudanese fools, prepare for a damn war. We are going to destroy our enemies once and for all out of our country and for all. I am the one who is going to bomb the *Eastern Jerusalem & give it to owners* ----Palestinians people. Who says we want to live side by side with the evil white men in our country, English people>>>>

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      • 16 June 2018 11:48, by Kuch

        their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf gulf Arab states’ paymasters, their evil juus, their so-called ethiopians (Abeshas), Bantus of Kenya & some of their creepy allies in between, fellows. We are back. Watch this space. We are going to bomb you fools & your masters out of map. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM.

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        • 16 June 2018 12:28, by Khent

          Ladies and gentlemen, the above is a perfect (and sad) illustration of what mental illness looks and sounds like. South Sudan is not even a country, and Jihadi Dinka over here thinks he’s going to bomb multiple (actual) countries. So, a non-Country that can’t feed its people is going to "bomb" others? With what, cow dung?

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          • 16 June 2018 12:55, by Kuch

            Mr. Khent,
            Bring your damn own damn on to South Sudan & we will wait for it chap, don’t just *yabber & yabber* behind the scenes all the times, & then claimed to be any one. South Sudan & South Sudanese people are right here & we are going to bomb your damned masters out of map fool>>>

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          • 16 June 2018 13:06, by Khent

            Mentally ill Jihadi Dinka disparages Jews on a daily basis to such an extent that a Nazi would blush, and un-ironically uses the mispelling of their ethnonym -> "Juus" to express his inexplicable hatred of them. I’m trying to wrap my head around this; here we have a Dinka that would like to "bomb" Jews for the sake of Arabs...

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            • 16 June 2018 13:17, by Khent

              ..People that enslaved millions of his own people (and millions of other Africans) over a millenia and have NEVER even acknowledged it let alone expressed or demonstrated an iota of regret or contrition. I value the lives of Arabs the same way I value snakes and scorpions — I don’t care for them. Sudanese ’Arabs’ are not exactly my favourite people, but I don’t include them in that category.

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              • 16 June 2018 13:27, by Khent

                "Kuch" is most likely a foreign troll trying to heap on even more embarrassment onto a people that have more than enough of it for a century. I refuse to believe that anyone could be genuinely that unhinged and intellectually stunted. If so, well, that’s another nail in the coffin of the tragic joke that is "South Sudan" — the non-country where single digit IQ morons are "leaders".

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              • 16 June 2018 13:39, by ThaGoblin

                Kuch is as significant as the attention you give him.
                You’re actually starting to sound like him with all that hate speech. Why don’t you include European’s who enslaved Africans too? Just face the fact that any civilised people back then thought the Africans were less then human because of the way they acted. How come the European’s never enslaved Arabs? And that’s history you need forgiven

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                • 16 June 2018 13:47, by ThaGoblin

                  We sudanese arent Arabs we are afroarabs. By calling us Arabs you aren’t affecting us but only fooling yourself
                  All these things just prove how immature you guys are as a race. Even if you’re educated your actions still stink like a savages. Stop the hate bether spend that energy on something else

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                  • 16 June 2018 14:04, by Khent


                    Ah, I see, Africans behaved in a certain way so they deserved to be enslaved. Yeah, I won’t be taking any moral intructions from you. The Barbary pirates (Arabs) also enslaved over a million Europeans, so Europeans must have behaved in a way that warranted their enslavement — going by your logic...

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                    • 16 June 2018 14:13, by Khent

                      You say that Africans deserved to be enslaved because of the unspecified way they "acted" and I’m apparently guilty of "hate-speech"? Your Nubian ancestors were enslaved by the ancient Egyptians for millenia, so your conduct must be at fault. The Spanish enslaved Native Americans in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Spanish must have been morally compelled to enslave them...

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                      • 16 June 2018 14:30, by Khent

                        I guess all the people that were enslaved by the Akkadians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks and Romans must have deserved it. The Helots of Messenia (Greeks) must have been immoral and so distinct from the Spartans (also Greeks) that they deserved slavery. It was not the non-existent morality of the Arabs that prevented Europeans from enslaving them...

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                        • 16 June 2018 14:39, by Khent

                          ..it was their military parity with Eutopeans that prevented it. As for your ham-fisted attempt at a reprove for me apparently calling you Arabs... note that I actually put a quotation mark over the word Arab, and said that you were exempt from the manner in which I categorised Arabs. I said Sudanese-’Arabs’. Note the quotation mark over ’Arab’. You’re not Arabs in my eyes...

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                          • 16 June 2018 14:45, by Khent

                            ..You’re mostly Nubian. I did not include you in the category of the Arabs, but you must have missed that part in your haste to deliver your lecture. You’re not in their category. Read properly next time.

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                          • 16 June 2018 14:52, by ThaGoblin

                            I could careless what you call us. It’s just the way you’re out there characterising people ethnically like a wise narrow minded person. First no one calls you southsudanese ’africans’ they call you by your nationality not ethnicity. We are afroarabs and a mix of many things but we are sudanese and are proud of our diversity.

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                    • 16 June 2018 14:24, by ThaGoblin

                      No that’s not what I said at all. They didn’t deserve anything but what else are you going to do to a race that acts like savages and can’t seem to intreact with other civilizations? Leave them be? It was the wild west dog eat dog world you dominate. Now we live in a world with rules and morals forgive what the past has don and move on you don’t see anyone else crying about how they were ens

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                      • 16 June 2018 14:35, by ThaGoblin

                        Look at you naming people whom were enslaved like you got issues. You bring this up everytime like it’s write on the back of hand, your no different from kuch tbh. This topic has scared your thought’s and it won’t heal any time soon with how you’re dealing with it. Revenge? Stop dreaming. You gotta accept reality and start from there. Find other solutions instead of using it as a scapegoat everyti

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                        • 16 June 2018 14:59, by Khent


                          You deny my inference, and then re-affirm it in a mealy-mouthed way. This is terribly interesting. You: ’I didn’t say they deserved it but they were savages, what did you expect people to do to them?’ I bet you think Arabs interracted so well with other civilizations. What world do you live in that it was the inability of the Africans to interract with others that explains slavery...

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                          • 16 June 2018 15:10, by Khent

                            ..That is the kind of -debunked- rationalisation that was employed by slave-masters against Africans. You, see fit to reprise it. You characterise me as crying for condemning my own supposed brother for reminding him that it is vacuous, naive and morally-bankrupt to express the laughable fantasy-wish to bomb Jews so that Arabs could get their lands back...

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                            • 16 June 2018 15:21, by Khent

                              ..especially when such a people have enslaved Africans for millenia. I suppose it’s wonderful for him to stick up for people that have nothing but contempt for him — because sadomasochism is so moral. You characterised the entire African race as "savages" and want to condemn me for "characterizing" the Arabs? ROFL! Hypocritical much?

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                              • 16 June 2018 15:28, by Khent

                                I warned an apparent brother of mine to not be a sadomasochist, and I did it by reminding him of history. Contrary to your flights of fancy, understanding what transpired and learning from it is not a virtual synonym with "crying". Native Americans are not crying when they mentioned the trail of tears; Australian Aboriginals are not "crying" when they refuse to celebrate Australia Day...

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                                • 16 June 2018 15:36, by Khent

                                  I merely listed the civilizations that enslaved people (sometimes their own) to demonstrate the absurdity of your insane claim that people were enslaved because of a lack of moral character... because they were "savages" that were at fault for what befell them, due to their supposed inability to interract with other civilizations...

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                                  • 16 June 2018 15:43, by Khent

                                    Who said anything about "revenge"? Don’t straw man me. Definition of a Straw man: The attempt to evade stated facts, by substituting them with statements no one ever made to begin with. Tired lame fools do the same things - make up stuff no one said and try to debate it, and so evade what is actually being said. Try again. I am against sadomasochists, especially among my own...

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                                    • 16 June 2018 15:51, by Khent

                                      ..and will not tolerate any of them expressing any wish to have any relations or solidarity with people that have nothing but contempt for them. You can continue to look up to the Arabs and glorify their identity and have it eclipse your Nubian heritage and refer to your fellow Africans as "your race". It’s no skin off my nose, but it’s not for us.

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                                      • 16 June 2018 16:49, by ThaGoblin

                                        Haha big words don’t meat anything. You’re the one that’s trying to assume things while evading the topic. You keep saying I’m saying africans are savages and deserve slavery because they weren’t this or that. I’m not glorifying anyone I’m just stating reality. BACK THEN Africans or every other race that was enslaved were enslaved because they were weak.

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                                        • 16 June 2018 16:55, by ThaGoblin

                                          I didn’t assume you wanted to take revenge but it’s a option most narrow minded people like to take. Twist and jumble words around but you aren’t changing reality. All I said was stop blaming others for your weakness. I keep saying this is history but you keep thinking it’s my point of view. Only reason your people were enslaved is because you were weak and back then the weak had to make room for

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                                        • 16 June 2018 17:02, by Khent


                                          Oh, yes, I’m just putting words in your mouth, right? Everybody can see what you wrote, so don’t even try to now change it. Your "reality" tries to ascribe some unspecified behaviour to Africans for why they were enslaved. I’ve not "evaded" a single non-argument you made. There’s nothing left to discuss with you.

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                                          • 16 June 2018 17:14, by Khent

                                            You attributed the reason for slavery to the way that those enslaved "acted", and mentioned that their apparent inability to interract with other civilizations was at fault — which is conpletely false. You used one word to describe an entire "race", and you’re accusing me of being "close-minded"? ROFL!

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                                            • 16 June 2018 17:24, by Khent

                                              I’ve already mentioned that military weakness invites encroachment, invasion, defeat, occupation and slavery. I’ve always acknowledged the primacy of power as the key determinant in human relations. You evoked how people "acted" for why they were enslaved; you introduced an ex post-facto moral justification instead of an assessment concerned with military disparities...

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                                              • 16 June 2018 17:37, by Khent

                                                ..Frame it in social Darwinism terms and military dynamics, but don’t evoke the way people apparently "acted" as reasons for slavery. It’s ignorant, false, lazy and aburdly simple. Strength is everything; it determines one’s place in this world. You clearly know nothing about African kingdoms in East, West, Central and Southern Africa...

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                                                • 16 June 2018 17:43, by Khent

                                                  ..which is precisely why you think you can sum up an entire continent with one word. If you want to provide moral justifications for certain historical events, then I want you to be consistent. Recognise that the Crusades were defensive in nature; they were launched in response to centuries of Arab-Islamic aggression...

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                                                  • 16 June 2018 17:50, by Khent

                                                    ..Recognise that France initially only invaded and occupied Algeria to put an end to Arab attacks on their ships and Arab slave raids on their towns. It was the Arab world that started this conflict between itself and the West. The Jews were almost wiped out in the Arabian Peninsula by Mohammed and his followers, so Jews are justified in what they do today.

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