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Uganda does not regret supporting SPLA during Sudan war, minister says


May 11, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Ugandan government has admitted for the first time that it fully supported South Sudan’s army, SPLA, during the years of north-south civil wars in the former united Sudan.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni

"We supported the SPLA activities as government of Uganda and we don’t regret since our efforts were not put to waste because south Sudan is now an independent state from Sudan” Uganda’s state minister of Foreign Affairs, Okello Oryem, said, as reported by the Kampala-based newspaper Red Pepper on Wednesday.

Then guerrilla army SPLA fought for more than two decades against northern governments in Khartoum until the war ended in 2005 with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which paved the way for South Sudan’s independence in July last year.

The Ugandan minister said that his country was “proud” of its contribution to the creation of a South Sudanese state.

Khartoum has long accused Uganda of supporting SPLA, a charge Kampala was hitherto unwilling to confess to.

Similarly, Kampala recently renewed its long-standing accusations that Khartoum was supporting the notorious Ugandan rebel Lord Resistance Army (LRA).

However, Oryem said that the current dispute between Sudan and South Sudan over oil-producing region of Heglig should be resolved through negotiations.

Rankling between Khartoum and Kampala has recently flared up due to the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan around disputed border regions.

Last month, the Sudanese ministry of foreign affairs summoned the Ugandan ambassador in Khartoum against the background of statements in which the chief of the Ugandan army, Aronda Nyakairima, warned that they will intervene militarily if fighting around Heglig develops into a full-fledged war.


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  • 12 May 2012 11:22, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    What about the genocides committed by your government army against the Ugandan rebels who seek freedom & equal civil rights?

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    • 12 May 2012 11:33, by peaceful south

      Dear Mahmoud,

      come on...if only you knew what genocide means you wouldn’t be using foul language in your comments on this website.

      DARKANGEL,MOHAMED ALI,E.DEFENSE FORCES,JALLABY AND YOU:..am working on your whereabouts, a system called comment-detecto device is being experimented by my team. A notification has been send to me that you are responsible for all the ill-reactions and dirty language.

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      • 12 May 2012 11:41, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        peaceful south
        You need to stick to the legal definition for genocide made by UN, IC and UN human rights.
        You canalso refer to what I have stated with Kofi A. Annan Secretary-General of United Nations about Darfur.

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      • 12 May 2012 16:09, by Zionist

        peaceful south

        We all know that Jalaby, Mohammed Ali and the rest have consistently been inciting hatred here. Therefore, the best reaction for us, will be no-reaction to them at all. We should not let those people divert our attention away from our objective which is Sudan’s government behaviour toward our people.

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    • 12 May 2012 11:36, by Peacocktail

      Uganda never carried out Genocide like your friends in North who are prone to genocide both carried out in South Sudan and Darfur, Now Blue Nile and South Khordufan, attempting to practice it in South Sudan again. Ever Again shall Khartuom regime reign in power. the Last kick of dying horse is witnessed with NCP regime practice. they are in shock status. South Sudan should never assis

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      • 12 May 2012 11:47, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        pls pls don’t go for the marginilazation of rebels in Uganda. THey are Africans and human beings.They suffered mamy...many...many Genocides by committed the Ugandan wild government.

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        • 12 May 2012 20:17, by Deng David

          Do you believe that all people who are In South Sudan were Created by God? If so I beg you and your indulgent parents who push you to fire that leave this site. It is better to follow your job because since you are block man you know very well what is called right of self determination.

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          • 13 May 2012 06:25, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

            Deng David
            I strongly believe in that moreover they are my African brothers and sisters. I am here to say what is right. Pls tell the fanatics of SPLA/M like Pagan to stop their agendas that were prescribed for them by the new white colonizationists to destroy Africa the rich with unused national resources.

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        • 12 May 2012 21:56, by Lang

          You really are a fucking idiot.
          Uganda targets terrorists not all the people in Northern Uganda.

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  • 12 May 2012 11:25, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    Who participated in evil for Killing the great Dr Garang?
    Let the president of Uganda to answer this question if he is brave?

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    • 13 May 2012 05:17, by bior angeth

      Mahmoud, do not talk about Dr. Garang, you were happy when he died thinking you would control the will of Southerners and oppress them again. Now it turned out different, so be quiet about it you will not win that case. If you did love him, why did you use unwanted plane? Compare the years he had been fighting and the days he spent with you, are you clean?

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      • 13 May 2012 10:18, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        bior angeth
        Stop your coverage for those who participated in killing of Dr. Garang even if you are well payed.You don’t know Dr. Garang The African hero. Try to ask those who listened to his talks about Africa in IAWA state in 1981. You are very narrow minded while he is an open minded African leader.
        Dr. Garang is not only SS but he was/is great African leader.

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      • 13 May 2012 18:38, by bior angeth

        Hi Mahmoud, did you know Dr. Garang more than Nyandeng or more than me? what did Nyandeng tell to roiting Sudanese during Garang’s death? Things are getting hotter that’s why you are using Garang’s death not because you love him. If you attended his speeches more than 5 times then I will ask you about him.

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  • 12 May 2012 11:29, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    The Ugandan foreign ministry issued a statement last year reiterating its commitment to the Rome Statute, which is the founding text of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
    Iam asking when all the members of Ugandan government will be sent to ICC????

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  • 12 May 2012 11:29, by Peacocktail

    Iran and Iraq provide Khartuom with Chemical weapons to kill Civilians in South Sudan terrirotory. Provide Support logistical and militarily support to LRA to Rape Civilians, torture young boys, Intention amputation of civilian support by Bashir Regime.

    East Africa Countries should now suport South Sudan to suppress terrorist for invading East Africa with fake Islam.Bravo Uganda Government for

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  • 12 May 2012 11:32, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    "In 2010, the CIA issued a warning that "over the next five years,...a new mass killing or genocide is most likely to occur in southern Sudan.”

    All genocides in the south of south Sudan were planned by The Ugandan government.

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  • 12 May 2012 11:34, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    The Nuer White Army has stated it wished to "wipe out the entire Murle tribe on the face of the earth as the only solution to guarantee long-term security of Nuer’s cattle" and activists, including Minority Rights Group International, warn of genocide in the current Jonglei conflict
    It was the evil plan from The Ugandan government

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    • 12 May 2012 15:39, by Legacy Elite

      The genocide against Murle was planned by Dr Garang, Salva Kiir, George Athor, Riek Machar, Kuol Manyang Juuk, Bol Kong, Kuol Diem(in-law of Bor) and recently UN’s Hilde Johnson, shame on her
      Uganda has nothing to do with Murle genocide

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      • 12 May 2012 22:43, by panom lualbil

        3 ppl in jonglei were attacked and killed by criminals from murlei yesterday. So murlei of Pibor is under jeopardizes by laws.

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  • 12 May 2012 11:52, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

    DESMOND TUTU must comply with the principles in the holy bible and stop harassment of others.
    While The Ugandan government is the most professional and well trained to commit genocides of their poor and innocents rebels who seek EQUAL CIVIL RIGHTS.

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    • 12 May 2012 12:19, by Emporio

      @Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      to compare your government and Ugandan government yours is worse,do you know there no difference between AL-basher and Hitler, so when people speak about justice and equality you suppose to zip your mouth because NCP are not healthy enough to know what is human means,,,

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      • 12 May 2012 12:35, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        I repeat and repeat that Iam not pro-GOS.
        But why you bless all genocides in other African countries with the help of your white masters?
        Bear in mind that Iam not here for comparison. But iam narrating the facts including RSS and GOS.
        Why you are concentrating on NCP and forgeting what happening in our beloved Africa?

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        • 12 May 2012 15:29, by Ruach

          Mamoud Mohamed Abdalla Terrorist!!Don’t jump from here and there.Conflict with Uganda and South Sudan?Conflicts with Kenya?

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          • 12 May 2012 15:59, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

            If you blindly think I am Terrorist!!
            PLS ask your white masters in USA about me.
            USA technical associtions will not allow any Terrorists to be among them. USA is the land pure freedom and democracy. USA never ever practiced outside USA. I am not jumping here and there but iam behind the gathering of African SATANS.

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    • 12 May 2012 14:48, by Observer


      The English have a saying... that it is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool rather that open it and confirm that you are... maybe you should take heed of this??

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      • 12 May 2012 16:02, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

        I know that you are blind follower to what writtern by your white masters more than what stated in the holy bible.

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  • 12 May 2012 13:53, by lamented

    Mahmoud, you should not even open your mouth because you don’t understand the meaning of genocide. Khartoum government been killing people in Sudan since 1956 and you can not compare that to what is happening in Uganda. In Uganda, the LRA are the ones committing genocide. LRA with the help of Khartoum killed many people of South Sudan including my cousins and uncles. You should just shut up.

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    • 12 May 2012 16:06, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      YOU better refer the 30 articles of UN iternational declaration of rights. Moreover look in HRW and get the LEGAL meaning of GENOCIDE.

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    • 13 May 2012 12:31, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      To those WHO want to konw the meaning of genocide must look on what stated by ICJ (BELOW IS THE TITLE)


      International Court of Justice
      May 28, 1951
      General List No. 12

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  • 12 May 2012 14:48, by Legacy Elite

    That is why even when I myself get abused, robbed, and insulted by some bad Uganda Police who are corrupt and evil, I don’t think of revenge. Instead, when in South Sudan, I always take risks to stand by and sometimes save Ugandans and Kenyans or even Ethiopeans who might be in danger of our own bad police’s crimes against them. legacy_elite@yahoo.com

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  • 12 May 2012 15:35, by Beneben Bai

    mahmoud, killing of Dr. Garang, CIA warned, Nuer white Army, Desmond Tutu, sending Ugandans to ICC, Oh ... you have all this? that’s good but let me tell you all this will not help you my friend, your defeat document is already being prepared and just needs a signature. you proved by yourself that you are a failed stupid guy. Instead of Mahmoud, you will be Mambouz around the world, understood??

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    • 12 May 2012 16:13, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      Beneben Bai

      The wild and inhumane supporters of the evil SPLA/M have big mouth for obsene and bad language only. INSHA ALLAH will save our innocent brothers in RSS from them.

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      • 13 May 2012 04:51, by bior angeth

        The word evil is very easy to say even those who do not know different between bad and good. You who call SPLA/M evil, can you please tell us what evil SPLA/M is doing? Your work led to division of Sudan and led to many wars and you have not yet realized. You kill innocents without mercy and oppress others to the point of nothing. Is that holiness?

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    • 12 May 2012 16:29, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      Beneben Bai
      Why you don’t want those who were in front line in killing Dr Garang to be send to the ICC?
      PLs tune your radio of WII-FM.
      Iam asking: What Is In It For Me (WII-FM)?
      Were/are YOU well paid as one of the true opportunists?

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      • 12 May 2012 17:38, by Beneben Bai

        mahmoud, if we assumed that there is something wrong and need to be corrected as you are caliming now, then do know how many generals from SAF being killed during one day of Ramadan days by your current president? a total of 28 generals? they were colleagues of our leader Dr. John before the May Revolution (not 25 May of Nimeiri). pls revise youself before jumping into sensitive issues

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        • 12 May 2012 18:21, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

          Beneben Bai
          I say it loudly and proudly that I am not Pro-GOS. Moreover I don’t support communists. But I believe in Fair justice for all Sudanese citizens no matter what they they believe in it. Bear in mind that even Dr John Garang participated in the killing Kerbino.

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  • 12 May 2012 17:01, by hellonearth

    The killing of South Sudanese in defence of their land will be blamed on Britain unless they speak out about the border.

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  • 12 May 2012 17:26, by Beneben Bai

    khartoum regime singing songs of war, pls come to your sense, stop stealing the resources of S. Sudan, bombing S. Sudan and encroaching its territories, liying from here and there otherwise, you are going to pay for all these

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  • 12 May 2012 18:05, by Beneben Bai

    government of Sudan, you looks stupid and foolish in the eyes of international community because you need to treat symtoms not the sickness. you treat Malaria not the fever. Security issues are being caused by lack of demarcation of the borders, stealling of S. Sudan oil, encroaching lands of S. Sudan, your actions to destablise S. Sudan and your bad intention against S. Sudan in all aspects

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  • 12 May 2012 21:16, by North Sudan

    A few days ago an Ugandan offical said that they will support S.Sudan against Sudan..ok..the Ugandan smelt the loans coming to S.Sudan

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    • 12 May 2012 21:21, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      North Sudan
      You are 100& right, the president of Uganda sold his brother Dr. Garang for very few dollars payed to him by his white masters.

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      • 14 May 2012 17:55, by WendeMajok

        Hey Mohammad,
        Stop falsifying what your intentions are, we are Patriots who knows the major course of our fight against our enemies with reasonable objectives but not just messing around with national or international relations, would you mind telling me how many friendly neighbors does North Sudan have apart from Egypt? Think diplomatic, Uganda is a peace loving country so does South Sudan.

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