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West waging economic war against Sudan, official says


April 17, 2012 (KHARTOUM) –A senior Sudanese official has accused Western countries of waging an economic war against his country and aiding neighbouring South Sudan in its alleged support of Sudanese rebels.

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FILE - Sudan’s presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie

Nafie Ali Nafie, a Sudanese presidential assistant, said while addressing a rally in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday that the West is aware that “the rebels and mercenaries” had destroyed oil facilities in the Heglig area which was captured by South Sudan’s army last week.

“They [Western countries] believe this could weaken the Sudanese economy” he said before adding that the government knows how to run the battle and organise its priorities.

Heglig, which produces half of Sudan’s daily oil production of 115,000 barrels a day, was occupied by South Sudan’s army last week in the most dangerous escalation of military confrontations between the two neighbours since the south gained independence last week.

In his speech, Nafie said that Sudan must talk to its friends in the international arena in order to prevent Western countries from supporting Sudanese rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) via the UN.

His statements appears to be related to international efforts spearheaded by the US to allow aid groups to the country’s border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, where Sudan’s army has been fighting SPLM-N rebels since last year.

Nafie went on to dismiss concerns that his government would use the war over Heglig as a pretext to increase repression of dissent but he put a caveat saying that Khartoum will not tolerate “traitors”

“There will be no curtailment of public liberties but traitors are entitled to no freedom” he declared.

Nafie further accused the Sudanese Revolutionary Forces (SRF), a rebel coalition including the SPLM-N, of occupying Heglig and then hand it over to the “enemy”, meaning South Sudan.

He described SRF’s supporters as “agents and traitors” and reiterated Khartoum’s commitment not to negotiate with South Sudan’s government.

He further sought to allay concerns that the government would terminate fuel subsidies against the background of losing Heglig’s oil, saying that such actions would only occur unless within calculated measures.

Sudan admitted this week that the loss of Heglig’s oil will affect government income but government officials said that plans have already been initiated to assimilate the deficit.


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  • 18 April 2012 09:37, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Nafie, please shut up. Your mouthing will add more difficulties on Sudanese people. Blaming western countries for the messes you created is not only childish, but disguiting.

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    • 18 April 2012 14:35, by DANDHEL

      Nafie or Nappy...you funny cunt...but all this make me wanna slap you in the face with my double dicks if you are near me for sure...how come you blame the whole world for the messes you arseholes in Khartoum cause??????shut up or shut down and bounce back to where your ancestors first came from...= Saudi Arabia.. you dig it old man..

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      • 18 April 2012 20:15, by padiit gaga

        North sudan blam each other regarding for oil town that was capture by GOSS last week, they also blam western that the help blue and south while they were not given aid.That city is a part of south it will not be recaptured under Lion soldeirs. your power was south during the civil war now southern recoganize their land the join Lion soldiers(spla) nothing will destroye their powers.

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      • 18 April 2012 22:29, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

        My view is with journalist who articulate this page,S.Sudan is not week old as u had put it there.

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        • 19 April 2012 00:21, by Joseph Makuer

          Dinka Aliab Chawul

          You’re right, the article was misplaced by the writer for failing reread the article. The independence for South South wasn’t last week, but last year. But we understood the article, otherwise people make mistake. Nafi is a liar, he failed and now he try to blame others. Admit it Nafi, "YOU’RE A FAILURE LEADER NOW AND FOREVER"

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          • 19 April 2012 00:29, by Joseph Makuer

            You see, I made an error. I mean South Sudan instead of "South South"

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    • 19 April 2012 01:38, by zulu

      BREAKING NEWS. the convey that was suppose to capture Pan Thou has been destroyed my the SPLA force this evening Sudan time. the covey was coming in three front but our people Commando) dislodged them in 23 miles garrison before the move and our people are now in the area. more info will follow tomorrow.

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  • 18 April 2012 09:43, by Madina Tonj

    You can see Khartoum regime are anit-Western nations yet, the Western nations are still support Khartoum regime saying, SPLA should withdraw from Panthou which is Dinka origin in Unity State South Sudan. Indictment Omar al Bashir had gave many hateful speeches against U.S. UK.France Germany and many Western nations why in the world, people make polite with terrible regime that have been indicted

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    • 18 April 2012 10:03, by Chok Deng

      To Nafi
      What is wrong with u,your mind is full of baseless,useless accusations,shut up, your days are shortened now.

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    • 18 April 2012 10:35, by Diu J.Kuek

      nafie Ali Nafie is failed in all maens now is begin blaming the Western nations which has no connection with this War Sudan began to attack South Sudan territories did the the Western nations order Sudan to violated the right of our sovereignty?
      Sudan just decided to enter forcefully to South sudan for her greedy which came out with serious consequency.

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      • 18 April 2012 10:51, by Diu J.Kuek

        nafie is begin accusing and blaming the whole World South Sudan Army Force SPLA,SPLM-N,Southern Blue Nile rebels,Southern Kordofan rebels,Darfur rebels,Sudan Internal oppositions Parties,United States of America and the rest of western nations Nafie Ali Nafie need to be advise something wrong with this terrorist man.

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  • 18 April 2012 09:47, by Daniel Buolmawei

    "Nafie further accused the Sudanese Revolutionary Forces (SRF), a rebel coalition including the SPLM-N, of occupying Heglig and then hand it over to the “enemy”, meaning South Sudan."

    O yah, so you don’t believe in our power? You Sudanese politicians are really desperate, frustrated and confused. Before, you didn’t believe in the power of SRF, and now you recognize their power. Tomorrow, anothe

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  • 18 April 2012 09:47, by Lango2010

    mr nafie, does it mean West is sactioning sudan alone the anouncement made was for both country why do you want to show the world your greedyness always. secondly you want to say that west is helping South Sudan and the rebels through UN that is meaningless statement.
    if the chair is becoming hot for you go to hell, early the better for you

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  • 18 April 2012 09:50, by Msudi

    Nafie or elmafie,
    When you are losing the war against south sudan you always belame western countries.

    This time the western countries are supporting you to kill another 2.5 million south sudanese by condemning our right to self defence.
    Your president, your defence minister and the so called governor of south khordufan are wanted by ICC for goncide and crimes against humnity

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  • 18 April 2012 09:56, by Msudi

    Ngundeng Bong once said, the next war will be bloody than khor thar yieer malual.
    I believe you understand what am talking about.
    In the final day of the battle , river nile from kosti will turn into blood upto the nile delta in alexanderia in egyt
    mark my words
    ’Aluta Continua’
    Long live SPLA
    Long live South Sudan
    Long live the strugle of immarganalised Sudanese in Sudan

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  • 18 April 2012 09:59, by E. Defense Forces

    UN told Sudans are locked in logic of war

    Army spokesman for southern Sudan comments

    Edward Lino says Sudanese President an idiot and a criminal, his deputy, punk and stupid

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  • 18 April 2012 10:28, by viper

    They use to say that " a barking dog seldom bite" Nafie has to be allowed to bark since he has no teeth to bite anybody. Also, they say that an "empty drum makes more noise" these pple are now wild to the extent of suspecting the west that stood against us in the UN security council. Let them cry like small kids couz they have nothing left since the mujahideen have refused to fight us again

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  • 18 April 2012 10:39, by Deng

    SPLA oyeeeeeee!!!!

    Check out these SAF dead bodies

    Vultures are impatiently waiting for SPLA forces to leave!!!!

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  • 18 April 2012 11:04, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    Mr. Nafie Ali Nafie, why do you want to belame others on your own fault????

    Was it not you who think, if you change the Government of South Sudan and get your own stoog like Oliny,David Yau Yau,it will be easy to take out all the fuel of South Sudan in short possible time and Southerners will have no option rather then coming back to North, to rejoin the countries.

    Now face the consecquences sir

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  • 18 April 2012 12:15, by Luke

    Sudanese start crying just in the beginning, please there is no single Country in the West assisting South Sudan to make you supper economically. South Sudan have never cry out although there is an auterity measures, there is no oil revenue for almost 2 months. our oil in Heglig was put off last week and you start crying. wait for one month and you will see what will happen in Khartoum.

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  • 18 April 2012 12:48, by Smith

    Members......where are those of Mohamed Ali, Corrector, Jalaby and all those net criminals who have been supporting the indicted criminals in Khartoum.....Sudanese are not our enemies but NCP and its criminals heading it are our first class enemies that need to be deal with accordingly "South Sudan Minister of Information"

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  • 18 April 2012 19:02, by James Maker Akok

    It will too bad for you North Sudan if you don’t want to talk with South Sudan, look now South Sudan Forces have ever power like this as you heard they are waitting order from leaders if they go in to North Sudan, or not, and easy for them to go inside North Sudan and they are waiting those big weapons and warplanes to be brought. So is better for North Sudan to make peace with South before some..

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