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Jau is part of South Sudan territory, minister says


February 29, 2012 (JUBA) - Juba on Tuesday refuted Khartoum’s reports that Jau lies north of their shared international border, and that South Sudan was involved in clashes there on Sunday, between insurgents and the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF).

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South Sudan’s information minister, Barnaba Benjamin Marial, January 31, 2012 (ST)

South Sudan’s minister of information, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, at a press briefing on Wednesday told journalists that the National Congress Party’s (NCP) claims about Juba’s involvement were false.

“They are claiming in the media in Khartoum that the Sudan People’s Liberation Army [SPLA] participated in Sunday’s attack. Get it well. This is not correct. We are not involved in what took place on Sunday in anyway”, Marial told reporters.

Marial said SAF "has been moving into the territories of the republic of South Sudan with intention to occupy oil fields and at some points they entered Jau in December before they were repelled, so they decided to put up a camp on the other side of lake, where they have been shielding positions of the SPLA without any response. Our people have never responded until today because we do not believe in violence”.

Marial reiterated South Sudan’s claim that Jau is part of Parieng county of Unity state. Khartoum claims it is part of South Kordofan.

In South Kordofan SAF are fighting a coalition of rebel groups know as the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), which includes the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North. The NCP claims SRF led the Jau attack.

“South Sudan has nothing to do with what is going on in Sudan,” said Nhial Deng Nhial, South Sudan’s minister of foreign affairs.

Deng added that although the South Sudanese people had fought for peace, they would reserve their right to self-defense.


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  • 1 March 2012 07:06, by Robot

    Call a spade a spade, but were it not for political issue we could have just hit the nail on the head.

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    • 1 March 2012 07:23, by Dinkawarrior

      Nguendeng is not a Prophet but the Profit! Because we have seen it in many places as Nyamnyam Nuer used it as mean of collecting money in foreign countries. Would you please stop begging in name of your Profit? You bring shame to Southerners in practically,you have been known already as food lovers. You must keep you’re gluttonous in you rather than selling our names through shameful carnival man.

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      • 1 March 2012 07:45, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Marial Benjamin is the right man in the right place,Bravo the way you do talk.


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      • 1 March 2012 08:41, by Otong

        Thanks Dr. Marial. May Ngundeng the MIGHTY PROPHET open way for South Sudan to defeat the enemy. We could not vow down to respect Arabs any more since we are a nation, we must defense our nation.
        Let Deng Tath(Ngundeng) take a way those Dinka thieves who will never understand the will of a nation,but thinks to corrupt only.

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        • 1 March 2012 10:01, by akid malual

          Absolutely right Mr Marial Jau is a part of South Territory. the SPLA continuous his strong against the enemy who oppose to destruction in the independent Country. SPLA Christian stand firm us the Won the revolution with carrying across of Jesus Christ.non from that power in a struggle.

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          • 1 March 2012 10:41, by kumkan

            Thank you Barnabas Marial for correcting those allegations. Bless be with Naath and not Naath enemy like ddspla illiterate aka Mr.plagiarize words.

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        • 1 March 2012 10:57, by Ajokbil

          What is coming from Sudan have nothing to do with a certian tribe. I thought your comment could have been, how prepare are our gallant forces in defening the country from Invation of SAF .If you are from the tribe (s) whom I know had bought to us many problem then please shut up, or let your comment be meaningful and avoid segregation. It is taking us nowhere my dear

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          • 1 March 2012 14:18, by Waucity

            OUR jOURNALIST NEED TRAINING....You don’t announce ememy as a person who has dispute with you..YOU announce them as raiders...Because Khartoum is raiding people, Southern Sudan is not raiding anywhere that is inhibited by Northerners...Hopless arabs...

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  • 1 March 2012 14:21, by Waucity

    We work hard for this country and all person does is come running and open their mouth about NGuedeng, where was Nguedeng when Koriom and Mourmour fight to death..

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    • 1 March 2012 16:05, by Ruach

      He was the first to fight and predict all what would happen.Jesus said,a prophet is not respected in his village,but can be respected somewhere.He also said,a child born in the dark will remain in the dark and born in the light will remain in the light.Nobody shall blaim children of canivals.You talk and remain like you are.

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