Tuesday 25 July 2017
(Gurtong Net 05/23/13)
The President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday said that the government of Sudan is plotting to shut oil production over allegations that the Juba government supports rebels against the Khartoum government. Sudan and South Sudan early this year agreed to have a new spirit of cooperation as marked by the cooperation agreement and the implementation matrix signed by the two countries for the South Sudan oil to flow again following its shutdown in January 2012. “We are still staggering and we might for the second time. We are still working with them in a diplomatic way. It’s not we who are going to shut the oil production; it is they (Sudan) who have started,” Kiir said. President...
(The Associated Press 05/23/13)
Following a lengthy Cabinet meeting, South Sudan's government spokesman said Wednesday that the country will continue to export oil through Sudan and that there had been only a temporary slowdown in production. An official in South Sudan's oil ministry earlier told The Associated Press that Sudan had blocked the export of South Sudanese oil. The official insisted he not be identified because he is not authorized to release the information. But government spokesman Barnabas Marial Benjamin said later that it was only a temporary slowdown. "It is not really a shutdown," Benjamin said, before explaining a technical process behind storage procedures and valve openings. "But as we speak now P2 is going to be opened later on this afternoon and...
(Sudan Views 05/23/13)
Misseriya general Union blasts opposition alliance leaders who visited Juba capital of southern Sudan recently. The union says that opposition alliance leaders met Dinka Nagock prominent members in Juba. Meanwhile opposition leaders have started releasing passive statements aimed at triggering tensions between Misseriya and Dinka in Abyei. The union stated will sue a case against leading Popular Congress Party member Kamal Omar who alleged that Misseriya killed Dinka Nagock paramount chief Kuwal Deng. Head of Misseriya union Mohamed Khatri Gumma urges Misseriya loyalists to pull out from this party which is “a biggest enemy of Misseriya .” He affirms that the union will sue Kamal Omar. He adds that the committee assigns to probe killing of Kual has not yet...
(Sudan Tribune 05/22/13)
A high ranking Sudanese official said Uganda has to stop its support to the rebel groups in Darfur, if it wants to help to bring peace in the troubled region. The source, the state new agency (SUNA) reported on Tuesday, was reacting to statements by the Ugandan prime minister Amama Mbabazi who met on Monday with the head of the African Union United Nations Mission for Darfur (UNAMID) Mohammed Ibn Chambas. Mbabazi, according to Uganda’s New Vision newspaper, told Chambas that Kampala is ready to help in bringing an end to the conflict in Darfur. He added that Ugandan army would pursue the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels "if they meted terror on Darfur". "The Real assistance that Uganda can...
(Sudan Views 05/22/13)
A high-level government source said that the real support that Uganda could provide for the peace process in Darfur is to abide by the decision of the Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region in December 2011, which classified the so-called Justice and Equality Movement (Jibril Ibrahim group) and Sudan Liberation Movement with all its factions as a passive force that threatens the security at the region, as well as the decisions of the summit which prevented the member states from dealing with these rebel groups and bans these movements from practicing any activities inside the territories of the member states. The source gave this comment in response to statements given by the Prime Minister of Uganda...
(South Sudan News Agency 05/22/13)
May 22, 2013 (SSNA) -- When the government of S. Sudan closed down oil production in late January 2012, the news was received with ululations. Those who hold S. Sudan close to their hearts thronged the dusty roads of Juba in celebration. I was no exception. In my humble burrow, I managed throwing a couple fists in the air. Then sank the whole euphoria in with my favorite 21-years-long-war songs from the great Koryom division of Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA). For those who abhor Khartoum with her Islamic Sharia laws, religious prejudices, warmongering, and racially based discriminations, it was a perfect day. We couldn’t simply afford funding our destabilization with our own resources. Full stop. After all, it doesn’t...
(Africa Review 05/22/13)
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his Sudan counterpart Omar al-Bashir, are scheduled to hold a summit in Addis Ababa on Friday on the Abyei impasse and accusations of rebel support, officials said on Tuesday. The announcement followed a visit of Sudan’s Foreign minister Ali Karti, along with the security chief Mohamed Al-atta, to Juba last week in an effort to ease tension following the killing of Abyei former chief Kuol Deng Kuol. Arab Misseriya tribesman reportedly murdered Kuol who was in a convoy of UN peacekeepers on return from a visit to the northern Abyei region. Juba accused Khartoum of masterminding the killing, while Sudan blamed the deceased and UN peacekeepers of moving north of the region without informing...
(Gurtong Net 05/22/13)
Morobo County administration in Central Equatoria State in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit ( GIZ) will soon install a community FM Radio station in the county. The project is funded by the Government of Germany through its (GIZ) non-governmental organization operating in South Sudan. Morobo County is one of the beneficiaries of GIZ’s programmes. This would be the first FM radio station to be installed in county since the county gained its administrative unit status as a county in 2004. The FM Radio Station will be installed at Morobo County Youth Centre. Hon. Moses Simon Soro, the County Commissioner said, the radio is for the community and will act as “a mouth piece” of the community in disseminating...
(Sudan Tribune 05/22/13)
The Sudanese oil minister Awad Al-Jaz on Tuesday denied reports that his government hampered the exportation of South Sudan crude through the Heglig pipeline, stressing it functions normally. In statements to the official news agency, SUNA, Al-Jaz said South Sudan’s oil is flowing normally on Sudanese soil to the export ports. “South Sudan’s oil is flowing normally on Sudanese soil to the export ports,” the Sudanese minister said. The oil minister added that the work between Sudan and South Sudan is continuing according to the matrix of the joint cooperation signed by the two countries. Mutrif Sadiq, the Sudanese ambassador to South Sudan said Tuesday that his government did not authorize closure of the oil flow and was making necessary...
(Gurtong Net 05/22/13)
Torit County Commissioner in Eastern Equatoria State (EES) has said at least six people have been killed in two separate attacks on Kudo Payam and Ohiri village of Autak Boma in Bur Payam. According to German Charles Ojok, some of the killed people are suspected to Murle abductors. “On 10 May 2013, a group of armed men all in military uniforms about 30 in number passed through Ohiri Village of Autak Boma in Bur Payam, toward Kudo, east of Torit County,” said Ojok. “They took seeds from farms belonging to Ohiri village and as they continued their journey to Kudo Payam eastward, they were detected by the Ohiri youth who immediately followed their footmarks until near Kudo Payam where they...
(Sudan Views 05/21/13)
The National Congress Party (NCP) stressed its demands for South Sudan to really disengage SPLM-N and to no longer shelter armed rebels. In a press release, after the meeting of the political sector of NCP which was headed by Dr. Al-Haj Adam Yousif, deputy head of the party, Yassir Yousif, official spokesperson for the party, said: "We renew our commitment to implementing the framework agreement with South Sudan and demand, in the strongest terms, that South Sudan disengages SPLM-N. Yousif said he hopes answers will be provided to the queries taken by President Al Bashirs two delegates to South Sudan; Ali Karti, minister of foreign affairs, and Mohammed Atta Al-Mawla, director of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). Yousif...
(Redpepper 05/21/13)
Uganda’s Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi says the country can play a key role in ending the conflict in Darfur, the western region of Sudan where the Sudanese government is trying to end its conflict with armed rebel groups. Mbabazi said over the weekend that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) which had deployed units to the Central African Republic would pursue rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) if they meted out terror on Darfur. He revealed this while meeting a delegation led by head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the joint chief mediator for Dafur, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas who are in the country to consult on how to solve the conflict in Darfur...
(Sudan Tribune 05/21/13)
Juba — South Sudan on Monday summoned the Chinese ambassador to Juba to complain over an alleged blockage of the flow of its oil to international markets through Sudanese territory, government sources have said. Chinese companies dominate the South Sudanese oil industry having been welcomed into Sudan before the South seceded from the north in 2011 taking with 75% of the country's 500,000 barrels per day of oil production. South Sudanese oil production was halted in January 2012 due to a dispute between Khartoum and Juba over transit fees but, as part of a cooperation deal, production resumed last month. President Salva Kiir is scheduled to join his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir in to witness the first Southern crude to...
(The Associated Press 05/21/13)
Twenty-four people died in a battle between South Sudan's military and rebel fighters the government believes to be supported by neighboring Sudan, while a tribe-on-tribe cattle-raiding attack elsewhere in the country killed 27 people, officials said Monday. A battle in Jonglei state on Sunday killed 20 rebel fighters and four government troops, said Col. Philip Aguer. Aguer said the army recaptured the town of Boma, near the border with Ethiopia, from rebels led by David Yau Yau who took over the town earlier this month. South Sudan's military "restored law and order to Boma and chased away the rebels to the hills outside town," he said. Aguer said government forces found food manufactured in the East African country of Eritrea...
(Sudan Tribune 05/21/13)
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has relocated over 1,480 Sudanese refugees from the border to Sherkole camp in Ethiopia pushing the capacity of the camp beyond the initial limit of 9,000 people. In a statement the UNHCR in Ethiopia said the refugees who had originally been displaced by the conflict in Sudan's eastern Blue Nile state were relocated during March and April. The Sudanese refugees were being sheltered among host communities along the Ethiopia-Sudan border since their arrival in 2011 hoping to return when stability is restored. But with the security situation in Blue Nile state still uncertain the UN refugee agency said it is planning to relocate more Sudanese refugee from the borders to camps further inside Ethiopia...
(The Associated Press 05/20/13)
Twenty-four people died in a battle between South Sudan's military and rebel fighters the government believes to be supported by neighboring Sudan, while a tribe-on-tribe cattle-raiding attack elsewhere in the country killed 27 people, officials said Monday. A battle in Jonglei state on Sunday killed 20 rebel fighters and four government troops, said Col. Philip Aguer. Aguer said the army recaptured the town of Boma, near the border with Ethiopia, from rebels led by David Yau Yau who took over the town earlier this month. South Sudan's military "restored law and order to Boma and chased away the rebels to the hills outside town," he said. Aguer said government forces found food manufactured in the East African country of Eritrea...
(AL Jazeera 05/18/13)
UN says town of Pibor has been destroyed, between fighting and looting, by rebels and army soldiers alike. Al Jazeera has gained access to a South Sudanese town, where fighting and looting have forced most of the population to leave. Homes and a hospital have been looted and destroyed, with the UN blaming South Sudanese soldiers who have been fighting a regional rebel group. The army denies the charge, but medical staff and patients at the hospital, the only such facility for 150km, said they had been threatened by soldiers. Jonglei state is the scene of a rebel insurgency that has steadily gained momentum. An organisation that calls itself the South Sudan Democratic Movement says it wants to overthrow the...
(Sudan Tribune 05/17/13)
Sudan’s First Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha said the ongoing war in Abu-Kershola and other parts of the country is a foreign plot aimed at further balkanizing Sudan calling it the "second chapter" following the south’s separation in July 2011. Taha said that there are circles within South Sudan government which is supportive of this scheme in order to implement the strategy of the "New Sudan" irrespective of whether the governing party in Khartoum is the National Congress Party (NCP) or another party. Khartoum says that "New Sudan" scheme, that was the motto of Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) at its onset in 1983, aims at making Sudan a secular non-Arab state. The 1st VP went on to say...
(Sudan Tribune 05/17/13)
In the late 70s when for the first time oil was discovered in Southern Sudan there was euphoria that poverty would be a thing of the past, replaced by a high standard of living. After all when oil was discovered in the Arabian Peninsula the Arabs made gigantic strides in development and the economic boom raised the standards of living. However, although the oil was discovered in Southern Sudan, the South was not to become the major beneficiary. The central government with focus on the interest of Northern Sudan had other plans to deny Southern Sudan development opportunities. To exploit the oil resources of Southern Sudan, the central government made sure the refinery was sited in Northern Sudan. In addition,...
(Gurtong Net 05/17/13)
WAU, 17 May 2013 [Gurtong] - Igga was addressing thousands of people who turned out in Wau, the state capital of Western Barh el Ghazal to mark the 30th anniversary of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army on Thursday. “As a new nation, our country is under monitoring of the International Community and is bearing much blames on human rights abuses. Therefore today, I am urging you all to provide a space to promotion of human rights and stop impunity,” he said. “Any suspect has right to have a defender, advocate or lawyer to defend him or herself before the law in court. We should also allow public hearing in the courts for the accused’s relatives to raise their points of...

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