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Sudan demands SPLA troops withdraw from disputed areas


December 15, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan renewed its demand to withdraw all the South Sudanese forces from the disputed area ahead of resumption of discussions on the implementation of security arrangements .

Sudanese and South Sudanese delegations led by defence ministers resumed their discussions in Addis Ababa on Saturday in a new bid to overcome divergences over implementation of security deal they signed last September.

Khartoum; which accuses its southern neighbour of backing Sudanese rebel groups, demands that Juba put a term of its relations with the SPLM-North fighters after recalling them into South Sudan to disarm and demobilise them.

Sudanese army spokesperson Al-Sawarmi Khaled said the Sudanese delegation emphasised on the immediate withdrawal of the SPLA troops from fours disputed areas and to stop supporting and harbouring rebel groups.

He further said that chairman of the African mediation Thabo Mbeki, takes part in the meetings and will receive the propositions of the two side to break the stalled talks..

Juba in the past demanded more time to withdraw its troops from the disputed areas saying it was difficult to move heavy weapons and tanks during the rainy season.

In accordance to the security arrangements deal, the two sides have to redeploy their forces from the disputed areas and to form joint teams with the participation of UNISFA to monitor the common border at these five positions.

According to the South Sudanese defence minister, John Kong Nyuon, Khartoum since the first meeting on the implementation mechanism demands that joint monitoring teams be deployed on the border of South Kordofan and Blue Nile in order to prevent SPLM-N fighter from crossing it.

Princeton Lyman, US special envoy to the two countries, accused Khartoum of imposing new conditions and hampering the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement, particularly Sudan refuses the exportation of the South Sudanese oil through its pipeline unless the later disarm the SPLM-N fighters.

The African panel, in its report to the AUPSC meeting on 14 December, underlined that the resolution "of the conflict in the Two Areas is an indispensible prerequisite for the normalization of relations between Sudan and South Sudan."


The chairman of the SPLM-N, Malik Agar, and its secretary general, Yasir Arman, arrived to Addis Ababa for consultations with the mediation over the resumption of political talks between Khartoum and the rebel group.

Sudan foreign ministry spokesperson Al-Obeid Al-Marawah denied any talks with the SPLM-N leaders stressing that the Sudanese government negotiating team with the rebel group is not present Addis Ababa.

He however said that they might have arrived to meet the mediation.

Khartoum and SPLM-N refuse to hold direct talks as every side advance different demands.

Khartoum says it can engage direct talks with the rebels once Juba finalised the disengagement process with them, while the SPLM-N demands a comprehensive talks including Darfur groups.

Lyman recently underlined the need to conclude a cessation of hostilities deal between the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N to facilitate the implementation of the security arrangements.

The rebel movement has already proposed to sign a truce with Khartoum but asked to deliver humanitarian aid to the affected civilians in the areas under its control.


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  • 16 December 2012 10:56, by Mapuor

    Its indeed a 22 situation,disarming a huge rebel forces in both Kordufan and Blue can not be afforded by the SPLA in the South and SAF in Sudan for that matter,oil will never flow until SPLM/N is disarmed.What does all this imply?War!peace!!! haaaa its difficult to answer,but the two regimes will surely fall before 2015 mark my words.

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    • 16 December 2012 11:41, by Dinkawarrior

      Withdrawing SPLA Forces ahead of discussion? Ha ha ha ha ha! They’re realy scared to death, the Mighty SPLA will never listen to you nonsenses. You need to withdraw your troops now before the SPLA-N coming to it areas. You better prepare your ways to leave us alone, we tired of stupidity of the Arabs liars. We will join the forces together with Darfur, Kordofan, and Blue Nile Armies.

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      • 16 December 2012 17:32, by Kenyang

        In April i was in Juba, ready to pick up gun once more & rejoin SPLA as necessary. If you weren’t there, any body at the time can tell you disappointment in Juba when that not levelheaded Kiir announced his decision to abandon our territory-Panthou. It was indescribable felling. So, i’m advising not to go b4 yourself or u will be disappointed. Our gallant SPLA has no Cdr. in chief.

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        • 17 December 2012 00:16, by Ahmed Chol

          The web of problems laid forward will take about 50 years without tangible solution. Only bright minds can solve all this within a short amount of time. The dull ones we have can’t do anything. It is now clear that certain issues will not be solved peacefully along the border. They will require military solution whether we don’t want war or not! Kiir should realize this.

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    • 16 December 2012 13:51, by master

      you are right 100 %
      i hope to be very soon

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    • 16 December 2012 14:44, by Peacocktail

      They Give South Sudan condition as if it is still one their state, South Sudan is a Republic with her own foreign policies, conditioning Soverigt Country is senseless. Why don’t they disarmed their own rebels. South Sudan to take Nubian and Funj Problems to South? then we shall take their lands and People becoz Sudan do not want them to exist.SPLA-N is the different Military wing for SK/BNile,NCP

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    • 16 December 2012 15:10, by Bentiu Elite

      Haaaahahahah, withdraw what? Disarm what? these SAF guys are out of their minds...Let our oil first through Port (Iran)Sudan to the International market ,then SAF first withdraw from Panthou(HEGLIG)then after that SPLA ...If not like that SPLA is not withdrawing anywhere. SAF have to know that OIL is not a big concern with South Sudanese, our lands [Abyie+Panthou) ARE THE BIG and important ones

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    • 16 December 2012 17:44, by Baring

      Dear SSudanese
      If our Defence Minister accept all the conditions put by the north which is impossible for South Sudan Army to disarm SPLA/N.very sad to hear this we South Sudanese are luck of strong negotiator in our country. Evrytime we lose a negotiations agenst Arab why?????.

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  • 16 December 2012 14:37, by panchol

    You look as if you have chemical weapons. hahahahahaha. What is happening to Asad regime currently in Syria? Asad govt. has weapons of mass destruction, but rebels have gained ground.Neither do we disarm SPLA/N nor do we want our oil to flow through land of thieves. lol! hahahahahaha. lol! die alone!

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    • 16 December 2012 14:54, by master

      who is crying to allow oil flow ?
      I think you are out of mind
      wanton !!!

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      • 16 December 2012 15:23, by Bentiu Elite

        Stop nonsense !!!!
        Our OIL in Panthou (Heglig) , and from which Omer Bashir ’S Stupid Boys currently GET their CASH can be put off at any time by South Sudanese army ...Truly we HAVE all the PUSH BUTONS for the death of Omer Bashir and HIS STUPIDS....

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  • 16 December 2012 15:04, by panchol

    Have SAF completed withdrawal of their troops from the following:
    3. Hapera Nias
    and the list goes. UNSC failed to order SAF out of these places. lick my stick lol! no withdrawal.

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  • 16 December 2012 15:41, by panchol

    Arab of Sudan.
    South Sudan is superior State that has its own:
    2.Vice President
    4. Legislative Assembly
    5.army and other organised force
    6. with ten states governments
    7.with 95% Christians
    8. culturally,ethnically,geographically, historically differ

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  • 16 December 2012 16:03, by master

    OK SPLM internet fighters
    i think you have weak memory but it is not matter let us go back to april when mr kiir order his beaten troops to withdrow from Higleg
    the same will happen 2morrow and your wailing will be here
    why mr kiir did that
    useless guys

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    • 16 December 2012 19:16, by South Dengjok

      Dear me,
      Useless Master,it is known dat u don,t know da policy of da Goverment,UN and other peace initiators around da world and in African like da Africa Union,bearing mind dat SPLA is not fearing wiz ur useless soldiers or ur force but is just a respecting of da world community cuze we r not foolish like u who do not listen,u listen only Israel dat fuck u radically,don,t worry u will pray us.

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    • 16 December 2012 19:17, by South Dengjok

      Dear me,
      Useless Master,it is known dat u don,t know da policy of da Goverment,UN and other peace initiators around da world and in African like da Africa Union,bearing mind dat SPLA is not fearing wiz ur useless soldiers or ur force but is just a respecting of da world community cuze we r not foolish like u who do not listen,u listen only Israel dat fuck u radically,don,t worry u will pray us.

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  • 16 December 2012 16:26, by panchol

    Dear Arab!
    it was 8/July/2011 the time SS was under your command, but now it became an other country with its Foreign policies. Don’t dream @ us you mother faker.

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  • 16 December 2012 16:42, by Kenyang

    What you said is right, SPLA should had stayed in Higlig or even moved up and liberated areas still at SAF occupation. I totally agreed Salva Kiir is a coward cowboy. History told us peaceful compromise is weakness in eye of Khartoum/NiF, so why want it? But first, South Sudan must do cleaning by removing Salva Kiir or Southerners must be ready to surrender more territories in addition...

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  • 16 December 2012 19:13, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Bro/sist in Africa one night in april 2012. I dream that Pakistan was bombing us with long range missiles that were hiting us acrosss the waterfront. Itknya-sudan-Ethio-border saw men in black trying to located pakistan missile to destroy thembefore another wave of lanching. Saw myself using this Long range that was responsing to pakistani position that destory them. something might be coming

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  • 16 December 2012 19:29, by Akech

    Single step backward means defeat, it was disarment of SPLA.N to withdraw of South Sudan army from their possition in South Sudan, I don’t know to Kenya or Uganda!!!!!!

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  • 16 December 2012 20:12, by Nyakuzuny

    Dear South Sudanese Citizen , withdrawal from SPLA troops is not simple , I believe that SAF now they agree to fight with SPLA in Disputed area , this is another politic from Jalaby , if not let SPLA close Panthau Oil. Those who are from Arabs they have different politic . in this cast SPLA will not keep silene.

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  • 3 April 2013 11:55, by stefan

    In April i was in Juba, ready to pick up gun once more & rejoin SPLA as necessary. If you weren’t there, any body at the time can tell you disappointment in Juba when that not levelheaded Kiir announced bateria vision spinner his decision to abandon our territory-Panthou.

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