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Sudan is willing to withdraw its troops from Abyei, President Carter


May 27, 2012 (KHARTOUM) –President Omer Hassan al-Bashir is ready to withdraw Sudanese troops from Abyei, announced the former American president Jimmy Carter in Khartoum on Sunday.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during a joint news conference with Diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi (not pictured) in Khartoum May 27, 2012. (Reuters)

President Carter and former Algerian foreign minister Lakhdar Brahimi who are members of The Elders, an international non-government group of public figures, met President Bashir on Sunday evening to encourage resumption of talks between Sudan and South Sudan..

The two neighbours are expected to meet on Tuesday 29 May in line with an African Union road map endorsed by the UN Security Council demanding the end of hostilities, withdrawal of troop from Heglig and Abyei and implementation of border security agreements.

"President Bashir told us he had notified the negotiators that (he was) willing to withdraw his troops from Abyei. We believe this is a major step forward," President Carter said during a press conference held in Khartoum, after The Elders’ meeting with President Bashir.

The implementation of the Temporary Arrangements for the Administration and Security of the Abyei Area of 20 June 2011, is one of different security deals the parties have to discuss in Addis Ababa next Tuesday.

While Juba pulled out its 700 soldiers, Khartoum refuses to withdraw its troops from Abyei saying South Sudan does not want to appoint a new administration instead of the military administrator assigned since the seize of Abyei in May 2011 and the dissolution of the Abyei administration.

If true, the withdrawal of Sudanese troops will make it easier for the Africa Union mediation to commit the parties to enforce the other security agreements they have already signed.

The other signed security deals are: the Agreement on Border Security and the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) of 29 June 2011, the Agreement on the Border Monitoring Support Mission of 30 July 2011, the decisions of the JPSM of 18 September 2011, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Non-Aggression and Cooperation of 10 February 2012.

Sudan wants South Sudan to stop its support to Darfur rebels and withdraw the fighters of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) from the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan and Blue Nile where they have been fighting against the Sudanese army since June 2011.

Carter said the lack of trust on both sides of the border has contributed to the recent escalation. "Building confidence and constructive relations between Sudan and South Sudan is urgent."

He further said they requested the Sudanese president to "display the statesmanship that we know he is capable of as demonstrated last year in the peaceful facilitation of the referendum enabling the independence of South Sudan."

Carter and Brahimi plan to meet President Salva Kiir and the African mediation team led by Thabo Mbeki during the coming weeks but no date was given.

Brahimi who welcomed the resumption of talks between Sudan and South Sudan in Addis Ababa urged the two parties to reach an agreement stressing that the people of the two countries were suffering from the economic consequences of this crisis.

"The economic impact of the current crisis in relations between the two sides is already being felt in the North and South, and unless there is some improvement, the suffering of the people will only get worse," he told reporters.

The two figures urged Bashir to meet Salva Kiir personally saying such meeting will help to end the current crisis between the two countries.

Bashir refused to meet Kiir at a meeting scheduled to take place at the beginning of April in Juba to sign an agreement on four freedoms allowing citizens of both countries to enjoy “freedom of residence, freedom of movement, freedom to undertake economic activity and freedom to acquire and dispose property.

The visit was called off due to conflict around the Heglig oil region, which led to South Sudan’s 10-day seizure of the area from 10-20 April.

The Elders are independent leaders using their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. The group was founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007.


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  • 28 May 2012 07:46, by Kurnyel

    Yes but not by force as the SPLM now give up the war. After we taught them good lessons they will never for get.

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    • 28 May 2012 07:51, by DeltaBravo



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      • 28 May 2012 07:58, by Northern Sudanese

        show me evidence that 6,000 SAF men were killed :D ........ your just tryna fool us and your making up propaganda to keep your poor heads up :D..........show us the 120 trucks that you took :D, its just like saying shooting down 2 migs XD.......

        check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vTqkzwIMPc&list=HL1338184658&feature=mh_lolz

        SAF= 256 dead
        SPLA= 1,200 dead


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        • 28 May 2012 08:05, by DeltaBravo



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          • 28 May 2012 08:18, by SEE ME


            Is the holy bible that reprinted in RSS has approved violence, raping, looting, genocides and ethnic cleaning of minorities like those innocent MURLE?

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            • 28 May 2012 13:25, by Zeki

              SEE ME
              Is Lou NUER traumatise you, till your mind base on murle post attack. MURLE ATTACK OTHER TRIBES AS FOLLOWED:
              They attacked Nuer 20 times
              they attacked Dinka Bor 17 times
              they attacked Anyuak 7 times
              they attacked Eastern and Central Equatoria 3 times
              DINKA AND NUER attacked murle 3 times only the Total attacks is 50. can you imagine who cause the problems?

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        • 28 May 2012 08:11, by P.K.M

          Why put the word willing? A withdraw is always withdraw with no strings attached, it has to happened or else!

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        • 28 May 2012 08:20, by CHUOLJBOL


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      • 28 May 2012 08:21, by P.K.M

        Mr. Northern, whether you withdraw or not it’s still a no win for you! It’s just a sad situation; we have all the tools to strangle you to death, believe it or not!
        You think you’re cunning, well, let’s go ahead and play the game. We seem to play the game so far but the odds against you are not good!

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    • 28 May 2012 08:09, by Johndumo14

      The Foolish Lion Omar Hassan Albashir and the poor people of sudan and south-sudan.This is one of the most famous stories of Africa. Once upon a time, there lived a cruel lion by the name of Omar Hassan Albashir, in a dense forest of Africa. He was very powerful, ferocious and arrogant. He used to kill the animals of the forest to satify his hung
      This action of the lion became the

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    • 28 May 2012 08:13, by Johndumo14

      The Foolish Lion Omar Hassan Albashir and the poor people
      ofsuda worry for the animals of the forest. They were worried that after
      sometime none of them would be left alive. They discussed this problem among
      themselves and came upon the decision to hold a meeting with the lion. They
      wanted to arrive on a friendly settlement with the lion and to put an end to the
      problem.One day, as per th

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    • 28 May 2012 10:16, by Nyamlelthii

      Dear old Carter Jimmy the US Former President!
      We thank you for special talks with Bashir but that fucken will not implement all the agreements.

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    • 28 May 2012 11:56, by Abraham Ayom

      This is not a good language, not willing but they must withdraw

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    • 28 May 2012 13:30, by Wek Kawaja

      After u taught SPLA a lesson ? were u even there to say that ur not even ashame of urself to say because u have been fooled by ur Al Bashit just to cover up his embarrassed by Juba lol

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    • 28 May 2012 15:34, by Johndumo14

      They must not withdraw from Abyei,Omar said he canot withdraw its troops from Abyei,let them stay until they will run like what they did in panthou.There is no time for playing games,this the time of action.khartoum have heard that antiaircrafts missiles and attack helcopters have arrived to mombassa Kenya,now they are willing to withdraw troops,also they must withdraw troops from panthou Now!!

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    • 28 May 2012 15:47, by Johndumo14

      Even if khartoum has withdrawn all its troops in the disputed regions ,south sudan will not rest untill SPLA get rid of this criminal Omar Hassan Albashir!! SPLA must upgrade its army to morden army.SPLA must be armed to the teeth.These arabs will not respect us if we never defeat them militarily!! SPLA must send a clear signal that south sudan is another number 2Israel in Africa.

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    • 28 May 2012 15:55, by Johndumo14

      Why former American president Jimmy Carter is wasting his time talking to crazy people like Omar Albashir? Omar Hassan Albashir needs cowboy people like formaer USA president george Bush. Where is George Bush? Please George Bush,get rid of this terorist Omar Albashir.

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  • 28 May 2012 07:49, by SEE ME

    "Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during a joint news conference with Diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi"

    SPLA/M do you trust the Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter?

    He was one of those who inspected controlled the presidential election in SUDAN.
    And then BASHIR won the election as an elected president of SUDAN.

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    • 28 May 2012 16:00, by South South

      See Ja’alin,

      You just came out to the open like a big snake from the hole. People need to read your words above. He is 100% for CRIMINAL Bashir, his uncle by Ja’alin blood. What a wicked person he is !!!. He think that he can hide under Darfur name.

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  • 28 May 2012 07:56, by SEE ME

    Jimmy Carter, Former President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Calls for End to Death Penalty

    Jimmy Carter, Former President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Calls for End to Death Penalty

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    • 28 May 2012 08:04, by Kurnyel

      Carter is the devil we know rather than angles of South Sudan we don’t know

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    • 28 May 2012 08:13, by Dinka land

      Kurnyel how chump are you? The name of South Sudan will kill you by God if you are really a South Sudanese as you use to writes your names Kurnyel. Oh God, where is Kurnyel who is ruining our names? Is South Sudan not belongs to us? The suffering we faced on the way going to Bilpham.

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      • 28 May 2012 08:30, by Kurnyel

        Dinka Land, you will die first,because you are against the will of God, Land is not belong to so call Dinka, Land is free where God himself involved to make it for all human as well as animals, but now you claim it to be for Dinka God will strict you with death and madness sooner than later and wise you will die by car accident so that you will fell the horror of it, death to you Dinka land.

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        • 28 May 2012 11:18, by Dinka land

          Kurnyel. You will go Nhialic etok. Do you know land that belong to Dinka? Fuck you. You will never staye for long not me to die. Nhialic oh Kurnyel nyai.

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  • 28 May 2012 08:10, by Chuangah

    Jimmy this Fake Arab are just making delaying tactics, They will never withdraw From Panthou and Abyei, becoz these areas are their life. Wé will root them out by any means wé are just giving them time to décidé their fade. Never will wé be in relations with Fake Arab of Sudan, wé will built great wall to divide us.wé are tired of their penguins cultures.

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    • 28 May 2012 08:24, by SEE ME

      Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is the honest Christian who strated the CHANGE PEACEFULLY in EAST EUROPE, CHINA and USSR.

      No more dictatership of communists in the earth
      No more dictatership of communists in the earth
      No more dictatership of communists in the earth

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  • 28 May 2012 08:37, by Pif Paf

    Dear Bashir

    The problem with this move is that spla will analyze it as a sign of weakness n try to take advantage of it. It has happend one too many times. Although this withdrawal is meant to help the negotiations it cud well be the reason we dont reach an agreement. SAF need to be ready to take it back if a deal on security is not reached.

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    • 28 May 2012 12:25, by zulu

      if saf has no weakness, why is security an issue with sudan? sudan wants south sudan to jointly moniter the border/ why? we had jiu and many clashes happened in malakal and elsewhere including abyei. saf is unruly and have a bad reputation to provoking a fight but run to unsc once defeated. essencialy, saf is moriband

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  • 28 May 2012 08:37, by Madina Tonj

    There were only 500 SAF soldiers remain in Abyei because the Khartoum withdraw one by one when SPLA North is getting hot in Southern Korofan. The South Sudan SPLA were just respected international otherwise, the SPLA would have capture them all. Omar al Bashir at this moment, he has no choice because the Darfur rebels are getting strong ever before and he has to take 500 SAF to deploy in other

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    • 28 May 2012 09:37, by SEE ME

      Madina Tonj

      I hope the GOS will free the hands of whom you nicked by JANJAWEED.

      Sorry you are not from DARFUR. but DARFUR rebels know very well what will happen to them when they be in DARFUR.

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      • 28 May 2012 09:53, by Aaban

        occupied by somebody, I don’t want other people land to be occupied by forces,
        Yes because the cowardice Ja’alinain are settling in our land, you don’t know what we are cooking for them, coward, wicked devil clan who sold their soul to evil. Darfur is for Darfurain people not for homeless Ja’alinain thugs

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        • 28 May 2012 10:53, by Majak

          I hope Omer Bashir’s a delagation to attend peac talk in Adis Abab on time.

          And must respect the international law and other his friends.

          WE are very seriou at this time, if the Omer is not showup.

          The time is limited .

          see you up.
          Majak Akot

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    • 28 May 2012 11:23, by Dinka land

      Madina Tonj. Today you wrote a good message. But remember stop talking Gogrialians. Stop dividing Bahr el Ghazal my dear. Remember the suffering of our people during long civil war.

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  • 28 May 2012 11:27, by solider

    wither they pull out or not will never solve the problem.there is no solution. the war is on the way.only blood shed and destruction will be seen for hundreds of years.it will be a strong messege to the world that separation never solve a problem.

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  • 28 May 2012 11:36, by solider

    i advise every south sudaness with corruption money in his pocket to hold it tight for the sack of his family becose soon KLASHIKOVS AND DOSHKAS ganna play its regular between north and south

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    • 28 May 2012 14:41, by Ming Dhal

      Kurnyel and SEE Me

      You guys are not normal i tell you even i can say you are mad. What will you achieve through your negative attitudes toward South? i know your are drunkard who doesn’t know what to do and am telling go to bar yaah bar men. Don’t worst time here that you know some thing.
      To you See me when did you get internet and computer as well? you new over this webs and your actions are dum

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      • 28 May 2012 16:09, by SEE ME

        Ming Dhal

        Forget about Kurnyel as he is from north SUDAN
        Ming Dhal

        Forget about those young men from North Sudan.
        Your case is with with MESEERIA.

        Where do you want to meet me? Actions speak louder!!
        >SOUTH DARFUR?
        >WEST DARFUR?

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        • 28 May 2012 16:11, by SEE ME

          Ming Dhal

          Alex Haley talked and wrote about his African roots.

          MESSERIA has roots in all these countries and regions of SUDAN.
          You better look on the map of greater DAFUR or ask SLM and SPLA/M.

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          • 28 May 2012 16:13, by SEE ME

            Ming Dhal

            Look on the map of CHAD around the towns of UM ELTEEMAN and ATIYA are MESEERIA.

            CHAD was "FRENCH SUDAN" and SUDAN was "BRITISH SUDAN".

            NO borders before but the devil colonizationist made them.

            You have to put in your mind that you need to fight all MESEERIA

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          • 28 May 2012 16:15, by SEE ME

            Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an African-American writer.

            He is best known as the author of Roots:

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            • 28 May 2012 16:19, by SEE ME

              In 1976, Haley published Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a novel based on his family’s history, starting with the story of Kunta Kinte, kidnapped in The Gambia in 1767 and transported to the Province of Maryland to be sold as a slave.

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  • 28 May 2012 17:53, by E. Defense Forces

    Thank You Mr. Jimmy Carter. Your visit scare Khartoum
    Watch.....Jimmy Carter says Sudan ready to pull troops from Abyei


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  • 28 May 2012 20:04, by E. Defense Forces

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