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Sudan jets bomb South Sudan town!

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Askari Kanzu, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Sio tetesi ni kweli!
    Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan town

    Posted by ATACMAG on Thu, 04/12/2012
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    Sudanese warplanes launched their first attack on a major South Sudanese town on Thursday, as border clashes escalated in the third straight day of violence and fears of all-out war grew. Five bombs were dropped at dawn targeting a strategic bridge on the edge of Bentiu, the capital of the oil-producing Unity border state and some 60 kilometres (40 miles) from the frontier where rival armies are fighting.

    "They dropped bombs in Bentiu town -- apparently they were aiming for a bridge," South Sudan's deputy information minister Atem Yaak Atem told ATAC. "The population is staying in their places, when the planes come they lie down," said Gideon Gatpan, Unity state information minister, adding the village of Thoan had also been bombed, closer to the frontier with the Sudan.

    The latest clashes, the worst since South Sudan won independence in July after one of Africa's longest civil wars, have brought the two former foes the closest to a return to outright war. Parliaments in both countries on Wednesday urged their respective citizens to take up defences, but Atem said the South still did not want to go to war. "Our position is not to go to war except in self-defence," Atem said, adding that there were no reported casualties from Thursday's raid.

    He said the targeted bridge was near a United Nations compound, slightly outside the town and on the road leading north to the frontline. "It doesn't take us by surprise, as all along they have been looking for excuses to go to war," he added. "They never acknowledged the fact that South Sudan became independent... this (bombing) is to express their bitterness for the South going its own way."

    More (AFP)
     
  2. Koborer

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    Looks like South Sudan is the agressor this time round. They have taken and occupied territory which is clearly in the north.
     
  3. Rufiji

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    Lamu port will be a white elephant cause these two countries are going to demolish each other.
     
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    @Rufiji......You wish!!!
     
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    I think South Sudan is too young to engage into war. There is no way South Sudan can beat North Sudan. Its wise for the South Sudan to opt for a tabled discussion than the fight.
     
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    Hahahaahah.....you only think.....they are covered.
     
  7. Lukolo

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    Who is covering them? She is just growing, exercising the meaning of being an independent nation. She hasn't even learnt how to budget for weapons or for service. How can she stand to fight against North Sudan? Remember South Sudan has been experiencing the defeat from North Sudan since John Garangi's time. How possible could she win now? I would advice them to go for peace negotiations.
     
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    Bashir has been indicted by ICC...and South Sudan seceded after the west's intervention together with regional allies...what do you think the recent arms race in the region is for....open your eyes!:A S-fire1:
     
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    Kweli nimeamini maneno ya P. W. Botha.
    'just give them the guns, they will start killing each other'
     
  10. Kabaridi

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    My friend,

    Another MRC type of thinking, if the port of Mombasa has changed and improved livelihoods what is the problem developing infrustructre to sustain econimc growth. This kind of sentiments quickly draws us back to the village level much as African governements may want to improve their ecomomic status.
     
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    Crazyy!!! Big brother watching....
     
  13. Rufiji

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    Mzalendo 452,

    It is imperative for you and others to understand the point I was trying to make before embarking in criticizing my assertion. The port of Lamu, once completed, will be serving cargo from South Sudan and Ethiopia. It is clear that South Sudan and North Sudan are going to be engaged in this quagmire for an unforeseeable future and this will have great impact on the producion of oil. In addition, this will have negative impact on peace and stability around that area.
     
  14. Askari Kanzu

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    South Sudan says won't withdraw from disputed area
    Updated : Thursday April 12 , 2012 6:19:07 PM
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    South Sudanese forces will not leave an oilfield vital to the northern economy until the threat of cross-border attacks by Khartoum is removed, the south's information minister said on Thursday.

    Sudan said on Wednesday it would mobilise its army against South Sudan and halted talks with the southern government over oil payments and other disputed issues after the South occupied the border region oilfield. The south said it did so to put an end to attacks from the north.

    "There must be a mechanism so they don't launch another attack," South Sudan's Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin cited President Salva Kiir as saying.

    He said Sudan's air force had dropped six bombs on Unity State on the southern side of the ill-defined border on Thursday, killing one soldier.

    -ARY News
     
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    They are occupying an oil field in the North! I don't know what are they trying to prove!
     
  16. Askari Kanzu

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    AU denounces South Sudan
    2012 April 13
    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union denounced South Sudan's occupation of a vital oil field in a disputed border region with Sudan as illegal, and urged the two former civil war foes to work to avert a "disastrous" war.

    Fighting between Sudan and South Sudan this week has brought the two closer to a resumption of full-blown conflict than any time since the south seceded last year under a peace deal that ended decades of devastating war between north and south.

    South Sudan took control of the Heglig oil field on Tuesday and was widely condemned for doing so. Sudan has vowed to retaliate if the south does not withdraw.

    Heglig, which the south also claims, is vital to Sudan's economy because it has a field accounting for about half of its 115,000 barrel-a-day oil output. Production there has stopped because of the fighting, a Sudanese official said on Thursday.

    African Union Peace and Security Council Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra said the body was demanding an "immediate and unconditional withdrawal" of South Sudan's forces from the area.

    "The Council is dismayed by the illegal and unacceptable occupation by the South Sudanese armed forces of Heglig, which lies north of the agreed border line of 1st of January, 1956," he told reporters following a meeting late on Thursday.

    "The feeling within the Peace and Security Council is that it is time now for the two leaders ... to display the required leadership so that the two countries would avoid a disastrous war which the two people do not need."

    - Reuters

    Hapa kazi ipo. South Sudan hawakubaliani na utafsiri wa makubaliano ya 1st Jan. 1956. Kwa hiyo haitakuwa ajabu kama hawa jamaa wataamua kuchapana tena!

     
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    South Sudan 'repulses Sudan troops' at Heglig oil field
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    Sudan's First Vice-President Ali Osman Taha visits a wounded soldier in Khartoum

    2012 April 14

    South Sudan says it has repulsed an offensive by Sudanese forces on its positions near the disputed border oil town of Heglig. South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar said the fighting took place on Friday 30km (18 miles) north of Heglig.

    Sudan's government says it expects the next few hours to be decisive. South Sudan seized the oil field on Tuesday, sparking international condemnation and fears of a wider war with its northern neighbour.

    South Sudan entered the oil field in response to what it said were attacks from north of the border. The African Union has demanded an unconditional withdrawal.

    The South seceded nine months ago in a deal that ended decades of civil war but there remain a number of major disputes, including oil.

    'Good news soon'

    Sudan's army confirmed on Friday it was launching attacks to retake Heglig after the Khartoum government vowed to react with "all means" against the offensive by South Sudanese forces.

    Full story BBC
     
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