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Egypt invites Sudanese partners for talks on post-referendum relations


June 27, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Egypt has invited the two peace partners to meet in Cairo next month to discuss a deal to avoid war between northern and southern Sudan after the outcome of the referendum on self determination scheduled for next January.

Nafi Ali Nafi, presidential assistant and leading NCP member, left, and Pagan Amum, SPLM secretary general, right, seen at a press conference in Khartoum (AP)Within six months southern Sudanese have to decide of the future of their relation with the north Sudan. While the Southerners are more inclined to vote for separation, Khartoum government led by the National Congress Party calls to maintain the unity of the country.

This week the two partners of 2005 peace agreement signed an agreement on a roadmap for issues of post-referendum arrangements. These issues include border demarcation, the future of oil, assets, liabilities, security, international agreements, etc.

However fears are great that the two peace partners might diverge on more than one issue.

Last February Egypt organized a first meeting between the two ruling parties in northern and southern Sudan but failed to bridge differences between them as the SPLM delegation led by Pagan Amum pinpointed the need to establish a secular state where Muslims and Christians share the same values and principles besides equitable distribution of national wealth. But Nafi Ali Nafi the head of NCP delegation ruled out any concession on the Islamic legislation.

A delegation headed by the Secretary General of the Egyptian presidency Khalid Al-Orabi visited Juba on Sunday to extend an invitation to the southern Sudan ruling party SPLM to hold a second round of talks in Cairo in mid-July, said Amum in Juba today.

The talks aim to reach an agreement for the maintenance of peace and good relations between the North and the South, regardless of the outcome of the referendum, he stressed.

The SPLM Secretary General who is also Minister of Peace and CPA Implementation said they accepted the invitation.


The issue of southern Sudan referendum continues to stir many reactions among the national political forces and foreign countries.

The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) which suspended its participation in the peace talks reiterated today its support to the referendum on self determination for southern Sudan.

"Justice and Equality Movement reaffirms - through its legislative, executive institutions, and its popular and military grounds - its full and absolute support to the right of self-determination as provided in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement," reads the statement signed by Ahmed Hussein Adam.

The rebel group further said the referendum should be held in a timely manner without delay.

Ahmed also underlined there is no contradiction between JEM’s support for the referendum and its position in favor of a united Sudan because the Unity advocated by his movement is "a voluntary unity based on new foundations including justice, equal rights and duties and true citizenship.

In October 2008, the SPLM SG Pagan Amum met with JEM Chairman near the Chadian border where the two parties agreed on the need to coordinate efforts and resolve Darfur crisis and to ensure the implementation of the CPA.


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  • 28 June 2010 05:52, by Aduol Liet

    JEM are right to supporting Southern Sudan on self-determination, because the so call guilty National Congress Party of Omar al Bashir are still sticking with the Old Ideas which made people sad and moved a way and started fighting with Sudan government. The only way for all these none Arab in Sudan is to create a New Sudan nation and New Sudan constitutional and they have to leave those Arab alone in North Sudan to rule themselve, because they don’t respected the real natives people in the Sudan and the unity on the mouth without evidence is the wast of time. When every regions joins together with Southern Sudanese like what happened in Ethiopia when 14 regions joins Southern Ethiopia if these things happen in Sudan that will be good because these North Arab will be sorry and they will blame themselves for mistreatment they have been doing to Black natives in the Sudan. There is nothing Egypt can do about the problems in Sudan when they some time trying to support Sudan government and Sudan government are responsible for the massive killing civilians population we simply view Egypt as a big game play to make fool on none Arab fortunately, it is too later this kind of influence will not be accepted in this generation .

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    • 28 June 2010 06:44, by Gatwech

      Dear readers,

      I thank Pagan Amum for trying to stop confusions with Yasser Arman on the issue of prostituting with opposition parties hyenas in the North.

      He should make sure that he is following the foot steps of his senior SPLM leaders like Salvatore Kiir and Riek Machar. He should act like a faithful spokesman in his new so-called Peace and CPA Implementation ministry. I only wonder why CPA implementation ministry six years down the road when the peace is almost no more in six months. I know his ministry may soon turn into humanitarian and disaster management ministry of James Kok Ruee because of the inevitabilities.

      However, may be Kiir wants some body else in the SPLM Secretariat as new Secretary General to replace Pagan Amum and that is why he is being gradually removed.

      Amum should make sure that this time no other influences will talk from his lips. He has to go according to the wishes of the people of South Sudan. There is no room for the so-called new united Sudan. Is dead and was dead since 1955, only wind chasers did not understand it.

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      • 28 June 2010 11:45, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Pagan Amum is one of us. His kins and kiths suffered under Jallaba like any of us. He is an astute politician who doesn’t mince words. Like any of us he stands with the people where his political base is located. None of Yasir Arman’s relatives has tasted the wrath of the antenov rain of bombs like it was with our old and children. It is therefore imperative for Amum to come to the fore to support his brothers and sisters who have put up a strong resistance against neo-imperialism and cultural colonialism perpetuated by Khartoum Jallaba. Trust Amum and the work will be done according to the letter and spirit of CPA. This is now a testing time for us Southerners to unite and stand strong for a cause our grand-parents left to us as a legacy. It must be done well and forever for the benefit of our future generation.

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        • 28 June 2010 13:58, by James

          Amuom is different from people like Majak Agot who just because of a big building in Khartoum 7 wads of SDG change his mind & began to work for unity.We in the South are vigilant traitors like Kerubino,Macham Atem,Majak Agot,William Nyuon will be permanently condemn in our History.Now devils like Majak Agot are happy enjoying the money that Jalaba gave them & are laughing at the freedom fighters who still do not posses even a motor bike.We know traitors often become richer than freedom fighters who hold to principles.All our matyres have completely been forgotten by Garangs skivvies who see themselves as being sucessful with fake Phds of distant learning & alot of money in their bank accounts abroad.Remember you traitors that one day freedom will be the reward of impoverished fighters who sacrificed everything for the emancipation of a black man.Allta continua

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          • 28 June 2010 17:32, by Machingela gai


            I think you misnamed someone instead of Majak Agot.
            Majak is by far a freedom fighter than those you have listed as loyalists to Southern Sudan. He had never been to Khartoum during the war times until peace was signed in 2005. Kiir appointed him then after that to unity government and assumed the post of under intelligence chairman upto now. The man had been in frontline all his young life without coming behind his people. You don’t know Majak and his contributions in the movement, but you just have negative feeling about him. You take that note, and don’t try to mislead uneducated people who do not know the guy and his work. Also, don’t lie when you are not sure of something until you you find it out. Illusion driven is difficult to avoid when it is beyond its regularatory line with the flame of hate in the tongue. What a joke to inform public wrongly! You are teasing us.

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            • 29 June 2010 01:54, by Dinka Boy

              Dear brothers, leave that Murle guy( James).
              When did they know politics? Haaaaa.

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