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SPLM-N al-Hilu suspends Sudan peace talks for consultations over secular state


Mediator Tut Gatluak announces the suspension of the peace talks surrounded chief negotiators on 26 December 2019 (Photo Sovereign Council)

December 26, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan mediators Thursday have suspended the stalled talks for peace in Sudan’s Two Areas on the request of the SPLM-N Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu.

Presidential adviser and head of the mediation team, Tut Kew Gatluak told reporters in Juba that the negotiations have been postponed for two weeks at the request of the armed group.

For his part, Mahmoud Aljack SPLM-N al-Hilu Spokesman confirmed the two-week pause saying they need to hold extensive consultations with the grassroots institutions over lack of progress on the secular state and right of self-determination.

"During the last round of talks, the SPLM-N delegation made a proposal providing to separate religion from the state, with the right of self-determination for the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions to determine their political future, including full independence, through a popular referendum," said Aljak.

"In return, the transitional government delegation rejected the inclusion of secularism (of the state) explicitly," he added.

The government and the SPLM-N al-Hilu are negotiating a declaration of principles before to engage in direct negotiations.

Sudanese transitional government propose to discuss the place of religion in the state during a constitutional conference including all the political forces.

The SPLM-N split in two factions over the issue of self-determination for the Two Areas in 2017. The other group led by Malik Agar calls for a large regional autonomy.

Aljack said they are determined to reach an agreement that addresses the root cause of the Sudanese crisis, stressing that the secular state is the only guarantee for the unity of what remains of the country.


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  • 27 December 2019 05:37, by Pakuai

    "SPLM-N al-Hilu suspends Sudan peace talks for consultations over secular state"
    Sudan tribune low lives, these Nuer losers are piece of rubbish. This Nuer voluminous peace of trash would be dead. There are some of their creeps here in South Sudan who consider these low lives anyone here in South Sudan. Everything the Dinkas/Muounjiengs of the Sudan do, the low lives would try to copy cat it>>>

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    • 27 December 2019 05:43, by Pakuai

      If the Dinkas/Jaangs of the Sudan have PhDs, the Nuers would always want to have PhDs, if the Dinkas/Jaangs have SPLM/A or the Chairman, the Nuers would also want to have their chairman and so on. Lowly Informed South Sudanese fools. Mr. Riek Machar has gone to ’William Deng Nhial battalion’ in 2016. Let the Nuers play balls again with the Dinkas/Jaangs>>>

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      • 27 December 2019 05:52, by Pakuai

        of the Sudan if they can damn can. Mr. El Hilu is a ’superior boy’. His Nuba Mountain people die with us here in South Sudan and the people of Blue Nile. SPLM/A-N was one of our ’SPLM/A’. The two areas, Nuba Mountains and Southern Blue Nile; ’died in trenches’ with us here in South Sudan just like the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan boys and girls>>>>

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        • 27 December 2019 06:00, by Pakuai

          The only way out is this nonsense, is to let the people of ’Nuba Mountains and Southern Blue Nile’ join South Sudan. And come and enthrone Mr. El Hilu the vice president of South Sudan, Mr. Malik Agar the Minister of interior affairs of South Sudan and Mr. Yasir Arman, the corporation ministe, and let us the South Sudanese bomb the vermin their enemies out their country and their backs,>>>>

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          • 27 December 2019 06:08, by Pakuai

            Lowly informed South Sudanese fools, every ten (10) years, our country and our people are geopolitically *chess game and football played* That we don’t anything to do with with the evil white Americans, English people, tither evil juus (so-called israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Saudi Arabians, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, Bantuses, Indians and some of their creeps in between>>>>

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            • 27 December 2019 06:15, by Pakuai

              who love our country and our people to death; we are going to to destroy the vermin to nothing/zero/zilch. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. South Sudan is not part of their so-called ’ANGLO-AMERICA’ empire, never has and will never ever will under the sun or even in million years, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.>>>

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    • 27 December 2019 14:53, by Eastern


      Your jenge chiefs and their nyagat lapdogs are WASTING TIME mediating Sudanese peace when their OWN R-ARCSS is sitting in their eyes like jebel kujur..! Jenge killing themselves over skinny cattle here and jenge killing themselves over mudfish there....What’s the problem with jenge...?!

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      • 27 December 2019 21:02, by The Rhino


        "what’s the problem with jenge...?!"Excellent question!The answer is,nobody really knows what the problem is with these maggots the ’jienges’,not even the jienges themselves.But one thing is absolutely clear,such people will never bring peace among themselves let alone among fellow South Sudanese.The Biblical answer to this is, act against them the way they act against you or other......

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        • 27 December 2019 21:20, by The Rhino


          ..many innocent defenseless people around you.For he who supports savagery,will absolutely reap nothing good but savagery itself!Those bloodsuckers must purely blame themselves when things get out of control.A wise man once spoke,I quote "I love the basic roots of the old good books..The Tora and the Old good Testament,..he who messes with me or my descendants will be brought to books...

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          • 27 December 2019 21:47, by The Rhino


            ..or otherwise my kindred will rise and shoot!".Now,I absolutely salute those good words.KARO people and Equatorians at large must never allow themselves get succumbed to the whole mess and savagery in their own territories.NO,we must sharply stay vigilant at maximum level,from East to West of Equatoria.If it means going down,then let us all go down in South Sudan,fuck it!Our............

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            • 27 December 2019 21:49, by The Rhino


              ..enemies will always remain our enemies.They know themselves!!!

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  • 27 December 2019 07:23, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Pakuai shut up your bottom with which you speak. Use your mouth to talk sense. You producing nothing for consumption except pooh.

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  • 27 December 2019 07:32, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    As long as Islamic religion continues to be the hub of Sudanese politics, there will always continue to be wars and instability. The best and honorable thing the Sudanese can do is to separate religion from the state. In this way justice and freedom can be ensured.

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  • 27 December 2019 22:14, by Mayendit

    Absolutely the Nubian people and the people of Blue Nile region have all rights to rejecting fake peace agreement that is not address their problems.Yairs Arman disoriented Malik Agar so that, they can fools the rest but the Nubian people and people of Blue Nile region have been suffering under Islamic laws. They have rights to refused.

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  • 27 December 2019 22:27, by Mayendit

    The current government in Sudan will never make a lot of changes just look the way refusal on secularism State and separation between church and government rules. Yairs Arman is telling his Arabsim.policy makers to keep the Islamic rules as it is. Self determination is the only tool left in Northern Sudan because that is how they will learn non Arabs should not be ruled by Islamic laws.

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