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Juba proposes again to facilitate negotiated settlement with Sudan’s rebels


October 10, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Juba has renewed its willingness to facilitate a negotiated settlement to the ongoing conflict between Khartoum and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, who are fighting the government since last year. The two countries have postponed again a security meeting.

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A SPLA-N rebel soldier, in South Kordofan (AFP)

South Sudanese Ambassador to Khartoum Dut Mayen informed Wednesday, Sudanese presidential assistant Abdel-Rahman Sadiq Al-Mahdi who is tasked with relations between the two countries that South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayadrit has the sincere desire to facilitate a solution for the conflict with the SPLM-N rebels.

He pointed out that South Kordofan State, where the rebels are fighting the Sudanese army represents the largest border with South Sudan, and the settlement of this crisis will enhance the security of both countries.

The SPLM-N claim to control 40% of the border, including parts of Blue Nile State as well as South Kordofan.

South Sudanese president has already informed his Sudanese counterpart of his readiness to undertake this demarche during a meeting held in Addis Ababa on 14 July.

The negotiating team of Sudan’s government said they would start peace talks with the SPLM-N once Juba disengage its relations with the rebels who were part of its army the civil war that led to South Sudan’s independence last year. Juba denies assisting the SPLM-N and the SPLM-N themselves claim they capture enough equipment from the Sudanese army to continue their rebellion.

The rebels demand to be included in a security deal signed between Sudan and South Sudan last month, which provided for the establishment of a demilitarised buffer zone on the common border.

Speaking to the press following the meeting, Mayen said Kiir is ready to play any role that can contribute to end the crisis. He further said that Al-Mahdi welcomed the idea.

The SPLM-N rebels said they shelled the capital of South Kordofan Kadugli again on Tuesday evening stressing that the army bombed their positions on the same day. A mortar attack on the town on Monday killed six civilians.

A witness on Wednesday told the AFP news agency that a child was wounded during the shelling.

Kadugli commissioner Abu Al-Bashar Abdel Gadir Hussein said the army shelled the rebel positions on Tuesday evening adding that the government did not want to deal with the them during the consultative peace conference being held there.


Sudanese and South Sudanese defence ministers from both sides were expected to meet Wednesday in Khartoum to discuss technical aspects pertaining to the implementation of security arrangements they signed under African Union mediation in Addis Ababa on 22 September.

Mayen told reporters that there was some "involuntary confusion" that caused the delay of the meeting without giving further details.

He said that another date would be fixed soon for the meeting, pointing out that the Sudanese defense minister Abdel-Rahim Hussein will visit Juba soon.

Initially Hussein was to travel to Juba last Saturday but he proposed to his South Sudanese counterpart to transfer the meeting to Khartoum and it had been announced the two sides agreed to meet on Wednesday.


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  • 11 October 2012 13:23, by Robot

    Khartoum should understand this. SPLM contributed by telling NCP not to disarm the SPLM/A North by force, therefore what do they want South to do???, you can handle the rest of the issues by yourselves.

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    • 11 October 2012 13:45, by Aaban

      One thing that give me courage in this site, is that Southerner are very smart indeed, whenever they want to criticize something, or somebody, they always doing it in a smart way, by mentioning naming them as Khartoum or NCP, they don’t called them northern sudanese, just like what southerner leaders alway said " theyare not in war with Sudanese people but with NCP or Khartoum,
      You shows

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      • 11 October 2012 13:55, by Aaban

        Maturity, to the world and I thank you for that, but as Dr John Garang said it ",the religions is between you and God and not to be enforce onto other," I would love to ask some of you to stop insulting Islam as a religion but just insult anybody you wish to, please I’m asking each an everyone in this forum,
        As for the Gov, of RSS, please if you want to save a life of black people for those cowar

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        • 11 October 2012 14:02, by Aaban

          Clan of Al Bendairya Al Dahmashya Hashimite Ja’alin murderer, please included every corner that have suffered from this evil gangs in Khartoum, I ve to admitted, they didn’t fought you, in person, they used us to fight their evil war in order for them to stay in power, now they are killing us , raping our mothers and sisters, tortureing and some many disappear people everyday,

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          • 11 October 2012 14:08, by Aaban

            Please do something that will save a lives from evil master in his kingdom. If you don’t give them oil, they will run out of money the near collapse will be accomplish, in a matter of time,
            Those who sold their soul to evil power for their chance to live in power are unforgivable, do the peace that will benefit the whole poor people of Sudan, don’t forgive them,they do not appreciate you,

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    • 11 October 2012 13:48, by Wan Dhokyol

      South can play a great role in facilitating peace talk between the rebel and the Sudan government because the continuing fighting along the common border with the north is also having a negative impact on us. Do you understand?

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      • 11 October 2012 16:07, by zulu

        It is just a waste of time. These NCP is hardhearted and any proposal to resolve their problems with Darfur or the SPLA-N they criticize you folks. Their policy of divide and rule is always in their minds. That is what they thought to achieve at the talks by making the security agreement and then ask SPLA N to disengage itsef from Juba. So, you can imagine. The only best thing is the determination

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        • 11 October 2012 16:10, by zulu

          of the SPL/M-N to dislodge this stupid NCP. First making thier fighter planes and the planners doom. Second, by shelling their headquarters and targets. These should mount because Gadafi, Syria and Egypt are no longer to support or are incapacitated.

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  • 11 October 2012 13:57, by James Maker Akok

    Hello South Sudan Leaders,
    Hi, South Sudan leaders be careful about Nubians people, Nubians people are South Sudanese brothers they joint South Sudan and fought North Sudan during Civil War and many of them dead in South Sudan. We should not give our brothers Nubians to enemy who was killing us up to now.
    You see United States, Canada, British, and Israel they are together no matter what happen.

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  • 11 October 2012 14:03, by Foxtail

    South sudan has nothing to do except to stablise north Sudan.
    there is something extraodinary about this. in my view, we can’t enter into persuading these guys to accept peace with the Arabs. these are just islamized fellow Africans whose eyes had just opened. so you should support them so that they also have their share of Sudan like us. they’re citizens of sudan. so they have right to fight...

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    • 11 October 2012 14:13, by Wan Dhokyol

      The problem of our fellow north Sudanese is that, there is no agreement that they can implement. Even when they accepted the secession of the South is because of western pressure and strong insurgency in Darfur. Nubian are our people, we will continue to support them diplomatically since war is not the first option. But war will be the option if Sudan don’t implement their demands and they will..

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      • 11 October 2012 14:15, by Wan Dhokyol

        ... join hand with Darfurian although they are people who are not straight forward in their move to topple the Arab government so that we can have two viable state that will enjoy economic interest from both sides.

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    • 11 October 2012 15:39, by Tiger

      President Mayardit should first think about South Sudan rebels before rushing on and drag his feet into Sudanese internal affair,SPLA-N are not actually in the South they’re fighting their own enemy within their own Country,why should SS be so serious this time about the border security whenever there’s no real border?Kiir you’re such a ass kisser president.shame on you.

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      • 11 October 2012 18:32, by kaci-banno

        When you seek the truth than the truth will give you wisdom to decide the better options. to betray Nuba and blue Nile state is a curse to South Sudan. they paid thier total price to help South Sudan to be a free nation while Some South sudanese sided with the criminal government in Khartoum to kill thier own people. Shame to Kiir, Pagan, Alor, Egga, Kaul, James Houth to betray two the States.

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  • 11 October 2012 19:05, by Northern Sudanese

    You are all fools commenting up there...... reading your comments is as funny as FUCK :D loooooool

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    • 11 October 2012 21:41, by Observer

      Just as funny as reading yours N Sudanese.
      Have you learnt a new word? - you have used the F word in two of your todays post.

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    • 12 October 2012 11:03, by Wetkout Malual But

      North Sudanese
      Your FUCKING comments always doesn’t add anything than preaching stupidity attitudes, you were born as liars and died as liars too even your fake Prophet Mohammad did, who told you such silly provision agreement will produce fruitful results since we extremists laying down, so your praetorian regime are deserve to address functions grievances and reach peace with SPLA-N FUCK Arabs

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  • 11 October 2012 23:14, by E. Defense Forces

    I know this is not the topic but watch this Sudanese guy gang-raped and tortured with fire by Sudanese security.

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  • 12 October 2012 06:34, by Foxtail

    Tiger, you are such a disguise and shame to your mum little kid. A president is more of your Dad than you think dikehead.
    you need to respect your ass so that you live longer and watchout your shit in order not to be fucked up, understand bustard?

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