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S. Sudan accuses Sudan of amassing troops in Abyei region


February 10, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Sunday accused the Sudanese government of scaling up deployment of additional troops and massive settlement of Arabs nomads from the Misseriya tribe in the contested Abyei area, allegedly to sabotage the forthcoming referendum in the region.

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The co-chair of the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC), Luka Biong Deng, said the Sudanese government’s decision to "form and impose" their own commission for humanitarian affairs in Abyei without consulting the government of South Sudan is a clear violation of the June 2011 agreement.

"It is also against the spirit of dialogue. The agreement does not provide formation of such body. What is in the agreement is [an] inter-government task force,” said Deng.

He said the intention of the government of Sudan in forming the commission, which does not have any provisions, is solely to facilitate massive settlement of members of rival Arab nomads - the Misseriya.

“The government of Sudan has embarked on comprehensive massive settlement of the Misseriya in the area. They are also building up the number of their forces. They are scaling up development of more troops instead of withdrawing,” Deng told Sudan Tribune from Abyei town.

“This is a clear violation of the agreement which the [United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei] UNISFA should be reporting. There is not any other better time than now. The people of Abyei have suffered a lot. It is time for the international community to give them [the] support they deserve”, he added.

Nearly 110,000 people were displaced when the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) took control of the disputed Abyei area in May 2011, ahead of South Sudan’s secession in July of the same year. The status of Abyei should have been decided in a referendum in January 2011 that year, but the two sides could not agree on the participation of Misseriya nomads in the vote.

In June 2011, South Sudan and Sudan sealed a deal providing to establish a temporary administration and legislative council, but Juba’s objection to the appointment of a Misseriya as the head of the local parliament delayed the process.

The latest African Union proposal on the matter suggests a vote in October 2013 that would not include members of the Misseriya because they do not reside permanently in the area.

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir accepted the African Union’s proposal last September, giving the green light for the implementation of the deal, renewing his commitment at a meeting held with his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Al-Bashir on 5 January this year.


Meanwhile, Deng also called on humanitarian relief organisations, particularly those under the direct administrative command of the United Nations to change bureaucratic procedures and processes in order to avert the looming crisis facing returnees.

“People are returning. They are coming back. I met and held meetings with some of them on Friday when I came. They have been received by traditional leaders and assisted them to return to their original places but the biggest concern is that they have exhausted everything. They have run out of everything. They are now going for three weeks without food. Can you imagine?”

He said more than 1,500 people have returned home from Western Bahr el Ghazal state and more were expected in the course of coming days if transport is improved. The official said he had a meeting with heads of different relief organisations in Abyei and the agencies have promised to provide food and other assistance “very soon” but did not specify when.

“I held a meeting with [the] heads of the organisations here. I asked them to remedy the situation. The people are suffering. They accepted and said they will provide food very soon. They want to do [an] assessment. They need to verify and then make [a] report which is a long process”, he said.


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  • 11 February 2013 08:28, by master

    you have right to talk and cry and we have right to do what we want

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    • 11 February 2013 08:35, by master

      this begger guy called LUKA thought international commuity has no job except SS
      your people fled from hungry in south sudan

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      • 11 February 2013 08:49, by Pure Nationalist

        Their cattle will die because they don’t adapt the rainy season of Abyei, they will leave when the time they used to go back comes. Never mind those settlements will later be occupied by Abyei citizens like Dinka SPLA Dominated and others

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        • 11 February 2013 09:00, by Pure Nationalist

          It is the right time for Dinka SPLA Dominated to command his Abyei people this time to challenge the amassing troop by jalaba and give rest to his fellow nyagaateen who dominated all fronts during CPA protection. Now your time has come or else jalaba will take your land and you will be Sudanese not South Sudanese any longer.

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          • 11 February 2013 14:26, by Nuer Empire

            Ahaha Dinka Dominated SPLA is an internet warrior against South Sudanese particularly Nuer and Equatorians. He is busy looting SOuth Sudan ’s public funds with no land here.
            The Nuer Empire

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    • 11 February 2013 08:37, by George Bol

      Master, you dor-nyamnyam must stop talking sisi. SPLA can capture the entire Sudan just a matter of time. We captured so many military trucks and 13 POWs,what else do you need?

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    • 11 February 2013 11:32, by kamal

      Massing the troops in abyi area is not a solution.the Question is do jihaden or massirya now how to fight this time now POW.Dr john was the one who used to deliver them upto 800,000 since

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    • 11 February 2013 18:14, by Marco A. Wek

      Mistress, you and your gay brother Omar Al Bashir are given that big voice by our government and you have to say all your nonsense but time will come South Sudanese will take the matter into their own hands.

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  • 11 February 2013 08:37, by Jalaby

    Go to hell Luka Biong, your full time job now: complain, accuse, blame, and denounce Sudan!!
    I remember Luka Biong threatened SAF before if not pulling out of Abyei within few days then he will bring SPLA and come and withdraw them by force, SAF didn’t pull out and neither Luka Biong showed up nor his SPLA militia!
    Go to hell useless Luka Biong!!

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    • 11 February 2013 09:29, by wang

      I greed with you Jalaby, Luka Biong Deng is an international lair and only care about his own sub-tribe, Abyei people and nothing else. Beside, when did he become a SPLA spokesperson? If there was a buildup troops in Abyei area, Juba would have been notice that and report it to UN and AU as usual.

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    • 12 February 2013 02:23, by Panthou

      Jalaby, I don’t blame you! Giving your asses to the Arabs countries to get weapons is a very easiest way for Sudan. Otherwise, you would have recalled the lost that you severely had obtained in panthou. Mass up troops and bring those weapons, we will capture as much as we want. And no question will be asked!

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  • 11 February 2013 08:43, by Makunon

    Loser reserve opportunity to win anytime, how many towns NCP lost to SPLM when they don’t have salary and now will be alot.

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  • 11 February 2013 10:20, by Mack

    Tired of complaining all the time! Why not amass our troops as well? Arabs only understand the language of war and if South Sudan is escaped by this, we will lose more territories.

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  • 11 February 2013 10:49, by Ahmado

    Luka plus kiir you are useless always complain for what?Now government of south sudan become as a women every time complian do you imagine if John Garang continue to complain like you we have not get the peace so now wake up and improve your govenment let`s do what they want not always complain.

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  • 11 February 2013 10:58, by Pif Paf

    SPLA always loves to nag like a silly lady. Abeyi is part of Sudan unless a referendum states otherwise. GOS was naive to agree to a withdrawal in the first place thinking SPLA will respond positive to SAF Withdrawal. SAF need to be on the alert and take Abeyi back if SPLA continue to threaten Sudan. No Concessions, more sticks !!

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    • 12 February 2013 02:39, by Panthou

      As long as those of Ahmedinajad and king Abdalla are not tired of fucking the gays head state for the weapons. South Sudan already stopped buying the weapons now, we will just get from you for free. About that? But we will not keep your tanks, they will go to junkier; they are not real. SPLA have no use of T55 tanks, only T72 with 8 armored weapons including D30, 100MM rocket launcher.

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  • 11 February 2013 11:06, by New Government

    understand this jalaby.
    Luka is not complaining but it is early warning don’t be surprise like what happen in panthou.
    you like it or not Abyei will come to ss.

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  • 11 February 2013 11:30, by Northern Sudanese

    let our army wipe these monkeys out of Abyei again the same way we did in 2011! they can’t do anything!

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  • 11 February 2013 12:29, by Dr. Silent

    Northern Sudanese,
    don’t you remember the proverb in the Bible saying that; the first will be the last and last will be the first. Even if SAF in Abyei region, you will not laugh/happy because you don’t know what will happen. God is only one who knows the owner of Abyei.

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    • 11 February 2013 15:40, by julia

      what is wrong with this rumpus Abyei boy aka Luka Biong,does picture reflect the meaning of the report.any those ruthless pugs/prat of Abyei with their pseud,ur yowling mean nothing but saboteur.u were so debanchery in seeing s.sudan in complete dicey.u really zapped s.sudan,ur plaintive report is no plausible.and u mr.liberator yes we re ready for reconciliation.we in peace,only ur hoax a problem

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    • 11 February 2013 16:05, by Peacocktail

      why wasted your mind and precious words on Evil man gay who knows non religion then gay..Blind fooled by Mohmmmed prophet to adopt the terrorism as their Religion. So northern fake Arab and Jallabia are devil working for AYAT Road and Bridges co. in the South Sudan. They are refugees in South Sudan the virgin land..now pretending to protest gays ruling Khartuom-(NCP). SPLA is on maximi

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      • 11 February 2013 20:17, by ViVa Sudan

        you need to educate yaself u know nothing but barking u can’t be a civilized entity ..

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  • 11 February 2013 15:39, by hellonearth

    Jalaby, Pif Paf, Northern Sudanese and all the other racists

    This sounds like good news to you but you will lose. Mark my words you will cry crocodile tears later

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    • 11 February 2013 17:37, by Northern Sudanese

      you mean the way you cried when we took Abyei in 2011? or when we wiped your butts out in 10 days in Heglig or when be bombed your butts over 20 times? lol keep day dreaming..... your country is a shithole where people eat cow shit and shower under cow urine so disgusting

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      • 11 February 2013 19:36, by Nuer Empire

        What a gay!!!

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        • 11 February 2013 20:20, by ViVa Sudan

          A gay is ur Neur leaders & fake dinak warior hahaha we the masters of the game & we dicide when war will take place & how so keep quite always listen when we Sudanese speak bunch of insects

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        • 11 February 2013 20:20, by ViVa Sudan

          A gay is ur Neur leaders & fake dinak warior hahaha we the masters of the game & we dicide when war will take place & how so keep quite always listen when we Sudanese speak bunch of insects

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      • 12 February 2013 04:58, by hellonearth

        i believe you Northern Sudanese suffer from genetics deficiency because in breeding as you fucking your own sisters. you never captured Panthou in over 8 assaults. you lost 24 thousand pussies we withdrew OK. we wanted the referendum to take place so we let Abyei go. i am going to enjoy writing when all is over that i told you so.

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  • 15 February 2013 14:56, by M 1-3

    Not again! Mr. President! Let me believe this time we are prepared beyond doubts to have a counter attack be it on infantry as I believe our courageous militants will do so! What about air-defense? Think twice!!

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