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Tensions rise again between Khartoum and Juba over Abyei administration


August 22, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Days before the resumption of talks over outstanding issues, Khartoum has accused Juba of unilaterally appointing a new administration in Abyei, and has also decided to send a steering committee into the disputed area.

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An unidentified woman stands in the central market of Abyei, Sudan, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011 (Reuters)

Discussions between Sudanese and South Sudanese teams in the African Union mediated process failed to form a new administration in line with the Temporary Arrangements for the Administration and Security of the Abyei Area (TAASAA) signed on 20 June 2011.

Khartoum has vetoed the establishment of the Abyei administration which should be led by someone nominated by Juba, due to Juba’s refusal to accept the designation of its nominee for the chairmanship of the area’s assembly as was agreed in the TAASAA.

Majid Yak Kur, deputy chairman of Abyei steering committee in Khartoum told Sudan’s official new agency -SUNA - that the Sudanese presidency has directed the members of this panel, appointed in the past by President Omer Al-Bashir after the seizure of the area in May 2011, to travel to the disputed territory and to resume its activities on the ground.

He further added that the members of the steering committee, headed by Ahmed Hassan Al-Imam, are preparing to go to Abyei.

The Sudanese officials reaffirmed their totally rejection of Juba’s unilateral decision, which breaches the 20 June agreement. He pointed out that it comes in anticipation of the outcome of Addis Ababa talks which are expected to resume next Sunday on 26 August.

Khartoum says that Juba appointed Reng Deng Kual as the new head of the Abyei administration.

Last June, Luka Biong, Abyei Joint Oversight Committee’s (AJOC) co-chair representing South Sudan, said the two sides agreed to accept the nominations of each side for the position of chief administrator and deputy chief administrator and five heads of departments.

Juba refuses to concede the position of speaker of Abyei’s regional assembly saying Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir refuses to honour a pledge he made to the late Ethiopian prime minister to appoint to this position a Dinka Ngok member of the National Congress Party. Sudan denies such claims.

The mediation will hold a presidential summit at the end of September where presidents Omer Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir are called to discuss mainly the thorny issue of Abyei and the organisation of a referendum there.

The two parties have so far failed to agree on who can take part in this vote which will decide on the future of the region: to remain part of the north or join the newly independent state in South Sudan.


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  • 23 August 2012 06:53, by Darkangel

    "Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels" ...
    Hunger, disease and $10 billion missing in South Sudan ......
    If you can read arabic, here is a list of all the thieves in the SPLA/M and how much they stole and own.

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    • 23 August 2012 07:34, by Majongdit

      Keep your negative propaganda to yourself. I only see the word ’Hunger’ in words but practically it should no longer be associated with the ever-green fertile South Sudan. Maize, sorguhm, g/nuts, beans, casava, cabbage, tomatoes etc etc etc all over. We were hungry before separation. Now it’s different. This is not that hot dry dusty country of ICC’s Beshir. Youngboy, ask not 4 words.

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      • 23 August 2012 14:00, by Northern Sudanese

        so you don’t believe in diseases and 10 bilion lost money? lol , what world are you living in? we know your an asylum seekers so you don’t know anything .

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        • 23 August 2012 15:46, by homeboy

          Northern gay, put your skirt down it is hampering your vision and tell us where did the oil revenue go.

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        • 23 August 2012 19:24, by Darkangel

          Ngok Dinka citizenship falls through cracks of post-split Sudan http://www.theniles.org/articles/?id=981
          The Ngok Dinka are in legal limbo. While their stated loyalty has always been with the south, the geographical region they inhabit along with migratory groups officially belongs to the north.

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    • 23 August 2012 07:53, by zulu

      You talk garbage you boy. You only understand the language of the gun like what happened in Panthou, kefia kinji, hofr nahas, mile 14.

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      • 23 August 2012 09:48, by Sudani+

        If war is the only option you see, then be ready to it!! do not cry this time "you are going to see hell in all the battle field which is open this time -you understand what we mean by open!"

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        • 23 August 2012 10:10, by Hardball

          Sudani, when you say, we will see hell, doesn’t mean you’re going to fight! We have now seen why Bashir was calling SPLA insect, because he allows the use of nerve gas against the troops in Panthou! Hundreds of troops die of nerve gas contamination! There is no way such number would die when SPLA was already pulling out. This time you’re not going to get away with it!

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      • 23 August 2012 14:22, by Northern Sudanese

        and we beated you insects in all of them, where is kafia kingi? its in our hands, where is heglig? in our hands :D

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    • 23 August 2012 15:40, by homeboy

      While u r at it give us the list of the NCP thieves starting with Bashir his wife and brothers. And show us where did 70 billion in
      Oil revenue go.

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      • 23 August 2012 16:54, by Genuine Leader

        Dear all readers,
        Brother homeboy don’t waste your time to discuss with pathological liar so called arab addicted hypocrite with hypothesis propaganda toward south sudan. we will eject you soon or later in both Deng Kuol land , Makuei Bilkuei land , Kafia Kingi and Hopr Naash as well. by the way remember!!! arab habits didn’t accept fact unless you shoot one.

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    • 23 August 2012 15:47, by homeboy

      Dark angel
      While u r at it give us the list of the NCP thieves starting with Bashir his wife and brothers. And show us where did 70 billion in
      Oil revenue go.

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    • 24 August 2012 06:35, by Tutbol

      They are denying S. Khordufan and Blue Nile civillians food who have now flocked to S. Sudan in Numbers. And when it comes to the lands, the Norh claims the two states are theirs and when it comes to the states hungry people, the North says, they are S. Sudanese. can we the devil in this contradiction? Ofcourse they are our people with their states and want come to South.

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  • 23 August 2012 07:26, by malieng

    Dear critic, may I schist this my question of my own understanding to you those who knows truth. Who is Dinka? and where are they found from? is that becoz of food? I want to assure you that Dinka remain Dinka no change upto the creation of Dinka.

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    • 23 August 2012 07:38, by Michael Angelo

      The problem of Abyei will never be solved through peace negotiation period. The Republic of South Sudan should quit negotiating with North Sudan and find other ways to get our stolen lands back. Needless to say, SPLA should prepare for the D.Day so that Abyei and other stolen land of ours must be recovered through the use of military.

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  • 23 August 2012 07:28, by allan

    there we go again war never end we been ready for this
    this time if arab need wanna hear sound of gun we are ready to do that no joke

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  • 23 August 2012 07:37, by allan

    To malieng i dont really care what ur question is abt but dinka are found on ur mom ass hole i gues i answer ur question son

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    • 23 August 2012 08:05, by Nibs

      you have not answer his question, you have only posted your rotten mentality and stupidity of highest degree.what are you smoking?are you jealous because you are not from mighty monyjang?

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  • 23 August 2012 07:52, by Madina Tonj

    How many things does Khartoum government have to deal with?
    There are so many problems facing them in their own Northern Sudanese political and others rebellion against regime. I think they need to focus on their internal problems and forget about claiming Dinka land and it wouldn’t going to work. They also need to name her country as North Sudan nation because they mistreated others Sudanese

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  • 23 August 2012 07:53, by Marolditapei

    It is a bad week because Malese Zenawi, 5 Sudan Ministers, Paulino Matip all have died. Ngundeng Prophecies are now becoming true. South Sudan will be in war for another 13 years within itself and the problem of drafted constitution is triggering that war which Ngundeng prophecized about. There will be intertribal war first for 13 years to determined which tribe is the strongest. No human can

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    • 23 August 2012 07:53, by Marolditapei

      control what Ngundeng foretold because of its supernatural nature. If Salva becomes wise like King Solomon, he can control the foretold problem because gods can spare people if their king is obedient. All people will be equal in South Sudan in the time to come and the current Dinka mentality will be viewed parallel to ancient of Egyptians and Israelites. Even the least tribe will have chance to

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      • 23 August 2012 08:22, by Marolditapei

        to rule in South Sudan and leadership will not be attained because of tribal or majority affiliation. It will depend on how individual through given talents and wisdom venture to rise up to power. When that time of equality comes, it will mark the fulfillment of Ngundeng prophecy for development, integration and equality in South Sudan. This first period of independence is marked with corruption,

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        • 23 August 2012 08:23, by Marolditapei

          negligence, greediness for leadership, Pharoas vs Moses and so forth. Those who are now in leadership are completely tested and their downfall will mark the beginning of the most fertile period in development and equality of all Southerners. By that time South Sudanese will be respected in Africa, they will be known for no divisions among themselves, they will be humble, peace lovers, well educate

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          • 23 August 2012 08:24, by Marolditapei

            d, hard working. Also when that time ripen, you will not hear of any tribe calling itself the best or Dinka against Equatoria people or Nuer or Shilluk and all the tribes. They will not be in rush or drive crazily, they will not be corrupt, they will instead be a happy people with mindfull of their business only. Time is coming very soon when all these will happen. I believe that Ngundeng is a

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            • 23 August 2012 08:25, by Marolditapei

              real prophet and is not owned by the Nuer but he is a prophet of all South Sudanese and Africans. Just like Christ is for the whole world but he came from the tribe of Benjamin or David Ancestry, so is Ngundeng as is for all. Mark me for this if you think they are not happening within few times from now. What is being tested now is the wisdom of the leader first. Wise leaders don’t to advises of

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              • 23 August 2012 08:26, by Marolditapei

                relatives and food lovers. If our leader act wisely, the prophecies of devastations, plaques will be reversed automatically and supernaturally. PhD holders don’t know yet that Ngundeng is ahead and not only from human views but other divine aspects. Hunting for militia does not stop or banish the occurances of the foretold prophecies nor does any human super intellignce but only the humility, kin-

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                • 23 August 2012 08:27, by Marolditapei

                  dness and wisdom of the leader. Ngundeng is a real prophet

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                  • 23 August 2012 09:38, by Paul Ongee

                    Don’t kid yourself. You believe that Ngundeng is a real prophet but bot owned by Nuer? Who owns Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohamed? Isaiah Chapter:18 says God will punish Sudan & Israel. Was the 21/50 years old civil war in the South that led to separation prophesied by Ngundeng or Bible? Will another devastating war for equality come in the South Sudan before Israelis experience...

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                    • 23 August 2012 09:40, by Paul Ongee

                      ...the first/second war within themselves or with Arabs? Who prophesied the current tensions between the National Criminal Party (NCP) and the opposition forces in North Sudan that will soon lead to the downfall of NCP? If you are a Christian, read your Bible again and interpret correctly what will happen in South Sudan. Does Jesus look like a white man, a black man, Ngundeng, a Jew or an Arab?

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                      • 23 August 2012 09:43, by Paul Ongee

                        ..Please, love your neighbor as you love yourself. That is the principle of equality you’re talking about.

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                  • 23 August 2012 10:00, by Sudani+

                    1- Although I do not agree with what you have mention regarding the Ngundeng prophecy or he is a real prophet,
                    2- yet I can see some logic there regarding the tribal tension and the inevitable tribal war given the current situational and the lack of leadership "punch of idiot and rotten to core gangs of SPLM/M dinka dominated"

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                    • 23 August 2012 14:58, by Ayok

                      Dear Sudani,
                      Its very shameful to write such a thing and post them to public (media), such a thing will not let us go a head. I always says; don’t mention tribes (Dinka). You are free now, if they are not Dinka, where will get that freedom of writing/talking.
                      Shame on you! watch out this!
                      Dinka Ngok be careful for your motherland too! only you to vote or fight Arabs and we follow you.

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  • 23 August 2012 07:53, by philipdit wol

    Bashir has no comprimes where ever he see,Abyei should be belong to South no any issue over there.

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  • 23 August 2012 09:07, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Tribal fight is over since SPLA creation to now there is tribal on and off. We still have a tribal war now,if there is it will be a little like those south now. I know is that SPLA will take over khartuom one day. SPLA will never change by name. it will be the rulling people inside change only. He call all the Black as Gool Deeng/ the children of Dinka will never be defeated again by Rol.

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    • 23 August 2012 10:23, by mohammed ali

      DE, have a nice dream! Let SS control itself first.We will see the next real tribal war during the coming elections between the rivals Salva & Machar.The $ 10 billion grand theft was discussed in the parliment of SS.It is more than 12 billions. UN is feeding more than 50% of the population, nobody is denying this from the GOSS.We hope peace may prevail, but with such mentality seems there is none!

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      • 23 August 2012 11:49, by Alier

        Mohammed Ali, you just lost the grip of Sudan becoming one nation! Is wishing war within South Sudanese themselves the next option? Look, if you were not that smart enough to keep Sudan intact, where will you get the brain to make South Sudan a failed state?

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        • 23 August 2012 13:34, by sudani ana

          Sudan is intact and will remain intact. The separation of South was like someone having his appendix removed to make him better. The south was never a real part of Sudan, was made part of Sudan by the British colonialists to weaken Sudan. But thats behind us now.

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          • 23 August 2012 14:44, by Alier

            Sudani and Northern Sudanese, what’s the point then of bothering South Sudan to go to Addis Ababa for endless talk? Who are the ones begging for $ 3 billion plus and $ 36.00 transit fee per barrel of which you will never have your hands on? Who are the ones crying to be given the richest part of the land in South Sudan? Do all these request sound like you are better off?

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        • 23 August 2012 14:02, by Northern Sudanese

          ’’you just lost the grip of Sudan becoming one nation’’. did we loose grip for unity, did we vote for separation? did we fail our state? are we unable to feed halve our people? are we unable to fight diseases? are we having our gdp collapsing? ect...... keep on the crap, but your asylum application won’t save your dead nation......

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          • 23 August 2012 17:04, by Genuine Leader

            @ north sudane aka.
            i quote’’did we loose grip for unity, did we vote for separation? did we fail our state? are we unable to feed halve our people? are we unable to fight diseases? are we having our gdp collapsing? ect...... keep on the crap, but your asylum application won’t save your dead nation......
            yes you did all you separated south sudan from north in term of maltreatment, discriminated

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            • 23 August 2012 17:11, by Genuine Leader

              south sudanese culturally and attempted to cleansing south sudanese and resettled arabs settlers in Darfur and exposing islamisation civilization to non muslim beleivers and hungered us for 50yrs and denied us from our eligibility right and provide previlige to foreigners like palestian and yemenian and

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              • 23 August 2012 17:21, by Genuine Leader

                i would like just mentioned a fews your boss omar bishel indicted for genocide for using following weapons against innocent poeple of Darfur.
                1- killing
                2- raped
                3- hunger
                you don’t never build single hospital in AWATA town. do you have any justification for these facts

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    • 23 August 2012 21:01, by hellonearth

      this is the end of all the problems of south sudan republic that is coming people of the young nation. Believe!!!!!

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  • 23 August 2012 13:38, by thok chuni yok

    The peace between south sudan and sudan will not be solve by human being accept God.

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  • 23 August 2012 15:32, by southinfo

    Because of oil in abeyei northerners want to have a say. abeyei people are dinka, they are not arabs wannabe.just acept the outcome, don’t have any ill feeling towards southerners for choosing freedom. worry about whats happening in your islamic world.southerners should also remember alot countries have undergone corruption etc. its only important we work together now in order to help ourselves.

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  • 23 August 2012 17:50, by Gjurch

    Maroldit and Sudani,
    You both are not difference with your master bashir

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  • 24 August 2012 15:52, by Altruistic

    The national criminal party have no right to vetoed the proposal put forward by SPLM, that Abyei should be led by a person SPLM choices. This is ridicules, what gave them right? Abyei is a land of Dinka Ngok and should be administrated by its people not by NCP proxy that will only serve the interest of his master in Khartoum.

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