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NBGS deplores categorization of 14 mile as international border

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October 8, 2012 (JUBA) - Officials and legislators from South Sudan’s State of Northern Bahr el Ghazal on Sunday vehemently condemned categorisation of 14 mile area as international border, stressing that any attempt to impose a deal without consent of the state would return the two states would never materialized.

The reactions come after Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Michael Makuei Lueth, said on Saturday at a weekly media briefing by Al Masir Arabic daily newspaper that 14 mile area is an international border and that concerns about it requires high level attention at the central government.

the minister was reacting to questions asking why the government negotiating delegation, during the talks over the outsatnding issues, allowed 14 mile area to be included in the demilitarized zones while the area has never been part of talks in the past.

"The issue of 14 mile is not an issue of Malual Dinka. It is an international border," Lueth told audience at a briefing he was addressing as guest speaker. The official explained that the arrangement was not intended to demarcate borders but to allow further discussions and suggestions on the way forward.

"This is just a temporary arrangement. It does not demarcate borders," minister Lueth explained. But various officials and prominent members from Aweil community have regarded categorization of the area as international border as "highly offensive and direct insult" to participation of the people from the area during the war of liberation struggle against successive Khartoum based governments.

"Such statements show clearly the lack of knowledge of the area by most government officials. They actually do not know where this area lies. It also portrays attitudes and beliefs that would return our state and country to a harmful and regrettable past. It will not bring peace because there are consequences attached to such a unilateral decision. Issues pertaining to land should never be taken lightly just like appointing cabinet members. This is about people and their rights to land," Jacob Dau, a national member of parliament told audience during a consultative community on Sunday.

Kuol Athuai Hal, commissioner of Aweil North said citizens of the area have already made their position known to the government that the issue would require returning to the negotiating table with Sudan.

"The inclusion of the 14 mile area on the negotiating table was really a great surprise to all members of the state. It was a shock because the 14 mile area has not been a part of the disputed or claim areas between the two countries. It was never a part of the post-referendum issues," said Hal.

The talks over the outsanding issues and the operationalisation of a buffer zone were stalled for months because of the claims of the two sides over the ownership of this grazing land on the boeder between East Darfur and Northern Bahr el-Ghazal states in Sudan and South Sudan.

The Rezeigat pastoralists of East Darfur have addressed similar accusations against the Sudanese government of neglecting to defend their rights over 14 mile and sent a delegation to Addis Ababa where they met with the mediation.

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  • 8 October 2012 06:12, by Madina Tonj

    Some leader just want to lead and do not know where is the locations its citizens are living. I think South Sudan government would have not signed papers before contacting all Local people for details supposedly, they must visited all disputes areas and knowing exactly who are those Local living there before signing something. It is very challenge for RSS to add Dinka Malual areas of no complain

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    • 8 October 2012 07:56, by Chanson

      Makuei Lueth.Shut your fuck up maan!! You,re coward Dinka of 13012.Pull your dirty Ngundeng cast teeth out of our affairs.We malual Dinka doesn’t want to see what is belong to us to be talken by two legs person and his anus btn,s two legs and we jerk off.It can happen here.So please stop you dirty game.If you think you have fool Kir to sign 4 what He doesn’t kno thn u,ll not fool us(Dinka Malual).

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      • 8 October 2012 08:05, by Chanson

        I mean to be taken by two legs person and his anus btn,s two legs and we jerk Makuei Lueth Son of coward person."God for all of us and every_man for himself" We Malual Gienyang will fight those arabs and Rigiegat using nails nad tooth to protect our land from Movers and from land grabbers.And oplease Makuei Lueth If you think you are from born to to rulretribe then fuck yourself up muthafacka.

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  • 8 October 2012 06:13, by Madina Tonj

    Some leader just want to lead and do not know where is the locations its citizens are living. I think South Sudan government would have not signed papers before contacting all Local people for details supposedly, they must visited all disputes areas and knowing exactly who are those Local living there before signing something. It is very challenge for RSS to add Dinka Malual areas of no complain

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  • 8 October 2012 06:13, by Madina Tonj

    Some leader just want to lead and do not know where is the locations its citizens are living. I think South Sudan government would have not signed papers before contacting all Local people for details supposedly, they must visited all disputes areas and knowing exactly who are those Local living there before signing something. It is very challenge for RSS to add Dinka Malual areas of no complain

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  • 8 October 2012 06:41, by Monyjang

    this mother fucken call makuei lueth,please if you have nothing to doing use the bathroom and leave the aweil people alone.

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    • 8 October 2012 08:02, by Hardball

      Monyjang, you should be blaming Salva Kirr who actually signed the agreement in Addis Ababa instead of accusing someone commenting on something that is already signed. Your words against the minister demonstrations you’re in the idiots den! I will leave here; I am not going to be tempted to be dragged by your experience.

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      • 8 October 2012 17:22, by Monyjang

        Hardball, did you read the statement from almasire newpaper in juba son of bitch makuei saying 14 mile is international border is not dinka malual land?

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  • 8 October 2012 08:45, by hellonearth

    KIIR AND PAGAN SOLD SOUTH SUDAN ALREADY. MAKE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.

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  • 8 October 2012 14:31, by George 2

    the formula is easy for Dinka malual.the will just become a country if not going to north and the make a border with you Pagan plus those who did this offensive of illegal agreement minus contacting the owners and you will fact it red on your face.Pagan didn’t fight if we talk in reality.Aweilians died in every corner of south sudan and sudan as large.their shouldn’t be sold like that.##

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  • 8 October 2012 17:09, by James Maker Akok

    President Kiir with his Leaders are just care what going into their pockets and where they sleep but they don’t care for what going with people around South Sudan. I see president Kiir is not a Kiir who was fought during War for South Sudan Land.

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  • 8 October 2012 17:11, by James Maker Akok

    President Kiir with his Leaders are just care what going into their pockets and where they sleep but they don’t care for what going with people around South Sudan. I see president Kiir is not a Kiir who was fought during War for South Sudan Land.

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  • 9 October 2012 00:11, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Makuen Lueth just like the word international in the mouth.
    elders should be convience borders and beyond in sudan. Sudan is a land of African tribes. They know it well than Kiir,Riek and Pagan criminal Gang of Juba. Like Alieny territory of Panthou is Ngok Ruweeng territory. we have old song for it,those ngok of UpperNile still have it songs. "Alieny thiang wal ee roor ee pan Alieny thiang wal"

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  • 9 October 2012 11:17, by Anti Terror Anti

    Makuei or whatever your name is, don,t shame of yourselves to talk like that to public. remeber...............
    Issue of land no man anywhere can joke about it as you guy in the government, I was suprising y Bhashire called u guys insects!.......whoever signed or will sign 14 mile will pay for. just a simple warning!!!

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  • 9 October 2012 11:35, by Anti Terror Anti

    everyman was fighting for land all cotners in south sudan and now some criminals decided to avert the land to their own pockets. I urge all patriotic citizens to category reject this 14 miles plus other no matter hw u r bribed to give what belong to junub to other..all south sudan citizen r ready to defend their terretory frm thugs who want to sell it away,plis let all of us reason beyond noses.

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