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Sudan, South Sudan agree on border demarcation report

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March 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Joint Border Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan has held its eights meeting in Addis Ababa.

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Sudanese military personnel inspect the belongings of South Sudanese on the Sudanese border on 18 April 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Head of Sudan’s border commission Muaz Tango said the two sides agreed to adopt the report of the joint border technical committee regarding the areas agreed.

According to Tango, the JBC has directed the joint committee to prepare a comprehensive report about the border demarcation in order to discuss it during the next meeting.

He added the meeting stressed the need to speed up the completion of the border planning to make the borderline a point for convergence in order to strengthen popular, social and economic ties between the two countries.

Claimed and disputed areas of Sudan and South Sudan border include Abyei, 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhar, Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas).

Since South Sudan’s independence, the agreed border between the two countries is not yet demarcated (marked on the ground). Also, talks between the two sides continue to delimit the remaining 20% disputed boundary.

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.

In March 2013, the two countries 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 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.

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  • 18 March 03:55, by Kush Natives

    Claimed and disputed areas of Sudan and South Sudan border include Abyei, 14-Mile area, Joudat Al-Fakhafu

    , Jebel al-Migainais, Kaka, and Kafia Kingi enclave (Hofrat al-Nahas).
    Where’s Panthou here? That’s will a bullshit border demarcation! Sudan must be honest here, why always jump into border issues crisis are still galvanizing in Sudan?

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    • 18 March 12:37, by South South

      Kush Natives,

      The important thing now is to bring peace to South Sudan, we will get back to other things when we have a country living in peace.Some tribes in Eqautoria never live in peace in their culture. You will see two brothers using snake poison to kill each other for food. So, we should not be surprised when we see Cirillo and Hakim rejecting peace.

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      • 18 March 12:41, by South South

        1-1955 rebellion in Torit last for a few days and died down. There was no fighting in South Sudan in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961. Anya Nya moment started in 1962, 1963 and it was led by Dinkas. Gordon Mortat of Lake State was the first leader of Anya Nya moment until when Israel offered to help South Sudan.

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        • 18 March 12:45, by South South

          2- 1972 Lagu alone made agreement. We have to know that Lagu was a capital in Sudanese army before he joined Anya Nya 1. He made agreement with fake Arabs and he was paid the salaries of years he spent in Anya Nya 1, how do we call that, bribery, right?

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          • 18 March 12:49, by South South

            4- 1980 Lago left Sudanese army voluntary to go to politic leaving Anya Nya 1 soldiers he led venerable to fake Arabs, then he started supporting "KOKORA". This is where the destruction of South Sudan started. Fake Arabs showed green and they were supporting "KOKORA"

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            • 18 March 12:53, by South South

              6- 1980 there was no recruitment of the army, police and prisons in South Sudan. Budget was controlled by fake Arabs in Khartoum and they do not want South Sudan to have strong forces because they are afraid South Sudan may break away from them. All the forces we have in army, police and prisons were members of Anya Nya 1 and if Dinka are majority it tells the truth of Anya Nya 1.

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              • 18 March 12:56, by South South

                7- Employment into civil service was controlled by Equatorians. Late Lual Diing Wol did a research when he was a member of regional assembly in Juba and he represented it to the parliament in Juba, the document is still there to be seen, fact.

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                • 18 March 13:01, by South South

                  7- 1983 Numeriri redivided South Sudan, facts and I agreement with that. It was a military degree which was used by Numeriri to divide South Sudan. It shows that fake Arabs know majority of people in South Sudan did not want division of South Sudan, that why they used military degree.

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                  • 18 March 13:05, by South South

                    8- SPLA broke out not only because of redivided of South Sudan. There are other facts related to that.
                    1- in 1983 fake Arabs introduced Islamic laws to all Sudan. it was clear they want to Islamize Sudan
                    2- Fake Arab divided South Sudan into 3 region to be weak and take oil from South Sudan. These are the fact led to the formation of SPLA. Dinka saw that as dangerous to South Sudan future.

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                    • 18 March 13:06, by South South

                      9- Equatorians did not join SPLA because they were afraid to die, cowards.

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                      • 18 March 13:11, by South South

                        In 1991 when Riek broke away from SPLA. SPLA was so strong in some areas like NBG, all the small towns where in SPLA except Aweil town. Malek Alal, Taraliet, Madhoul, Wanyjok, Malalkon, Warawar, Wedweil, Nyimlal, Gokmachar, Marial Bai were controlled by SPLA, how could SPLA be confined to a thin strip around the SS-Uganda border?

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                        • 18 March 13:15, by South South

                          11- Eliaba Surur was with Kokora. In 1986 he went to Khartoum as a member of parliament, but I like the fact that he finished his life good, he wanted the best for South Sudan in the end. Obuto Marmur joined SPLA when he was teenager. The helped we got from Uganda, Eritrea and Ethiopia was because they showed very strong Dinka young men leading the war.

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                          • 18 March 13:17, by South South

                            12- Equatoiran youth never joined SPLA. They were very afraid to die.

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                            • 18 March 13:21, by South South

                              13- For referendum, all South Sudanese in big numbers voted it. No one can take that and say he/she helped independent of South Sudan because of referendum.

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                              • 18 March 13:28, by South South

                                14- Anya nya 1 can not be used as Equatoria moment unless someone very stupid enough to know facts. Dinkas were the leaders who picked Lago to lead Anya Nya 1. It was late Emmanuel Abor Matongdit was went to Israel to get guns, it was late major Alfred Deng Aluok who guarded and protect Lago from other Equatorians who wanted to killed him. All the commanders who picked Lago were Dinkas.

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                                • 18 March 13:33, by South South

                                  15- Mr. Albino Akol Akol is still alive and he was one of commanders who helped Lago to lead Anya Nya 1. Our president Salva Kiir Mayerdit was one of forces who protected Lago. One can ask simple question. Why was Lago with Dinkas and not with Eqautorians during Anya 1 nya moment?

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                                  • 18 March 13:59, by South South

                                    I can write books about South Sudan struggles with facts.

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  • 19 March 07:04, by marie

    Lagu signed the Adis ababa agreement and was promised referendum after 4 years but Abel Alier, the sell out of the Arabs who hijacked the government killed the aspirations of Southern Sudanese during his 8 years in power. Abel instigated Kokora with his police inspector who was only recruiting Dinka. Then Dinka started mistreating people, just like what is happening now. You cannot rewrite history

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