Archive for February 11, 2012

By Jenny Vaughan (AFP) – 

ADDIS ABABA — The lead mediator in a furious oil row between Sudan and South Sudan urged the two states Saturday to ease their unilateral actions ahead of a new round of talks to resolve the crisis.

South Sudan has shut down oil production after accusing Sudan, on whose pipeline and refinery it depends to export oil, of stealing its crude.

Khartoum admits to confiscating 1.7 million barrels of South Sudanese crude since vowing in November to take 23 percent of southern oil exports as payment in kind for the use of its infrastrucure.

“We are asking the South to resume the production and we are asking the two parties to abandon the use of unilateral actions,” mediator Pierre Buyoya told AFP.

Sudan and South Sudan leaders have warned of fresh conflict if no solution is found to the worsening dispute.

“Neither party is ready to go to war, it’s what I believe,” said Buyoya, a former Burundian president, adding however that the negotiations faced “serious challenges.”

The African Union-backed talks in the Ethiopian capital are expected to run until Wednesday. The AU panel hopes technical details, such as a pipeline fee and outstanding arrears, will be decided “if the parties accept to talk,” Buyoya said.

On Friday, British-based campaign group Global Witness said the international community must intervene in the latest round of the negotiations to ease the rising tensions.

“The AU, China and Western governments must push for an immediate resolution to the ongoing oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan,” the group said in a statement.

“Public exchanges between the governments have become increasingly tense, both referring to the possibility of renewed war, as they appear to be preparing for confrontation along the border.”

The South depends on oil for more than 90 percent of its revenues, while Khartoum’s finance minister said late last year that the loss of oil from the South left a budget shortfall of 30 percent.

Since then, Sudan has witnessed spiralling inflation — which the government sees reaching 17 percent this year — and the sharp devaluation of the Sudanese pound.

Seeking to shake off dependence on Sudan, South Sudan said Thursday said it had signed an agreement to build an oil pipeline to the port of Djibouti via neighbouring Ethiopia.

Djibouti, on the Gulf of Aden at the entrance to the Red Sea, lies at least 1,000 kilometres from South Sudan’s oilfields and crosses remote areas rife with rebel forces.

Last month, Juba also announced that it had signed a deal to build a pipeline to the Kenyan coast at Lamu, where a new deep-water port is planned.

The still undemarcated border between Sudan and South Sudan has also sparked tensions, but on Friday the two sides signed a “non-aggression” treaty committing them to respect each other’s territorial integrity.

Friday’s agreement will also establish a monitoring mechanism allowing either side to lodge complaints if border disputes erupt.

Mediator urges SudanSouth to ease tough stance in oil row
ADDIS ABABA — The lead mediator in a furious oil row between Sudan and South Sudan urged the two states Saturday to ease their unilateral actions ahead of a new round of talks to resolve the crisis. South Sudan has shut down oil production after 

South Sudanese People: We can do better Than That!!
Sudan Tribune
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I admit that despite the tumultuous security situation in the republic ofSouth Sudan (RSS), I remain cautiously optimistic that at the end of the day, wisdom will prevail and win over greed, and those traitors, 

Sudanese refugees in Israel to be deported
Al Jazeera
Thousands of refugees from South Sudan are to be deported from Israel…

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South Sudan Joins African Football Family
South Sudan has become the latest National Association of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) taking the membership of the continent’s soccer governing body to 54. The South SudanFootball Association (SSFA) was unanimously admitted during the 
Work here helping create school in Sudan
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
After war tore through Mayen-Abun, a village in Twic County, South Sudan, 527 children had to attend classes under a tree after their school was destroyed. When it rained, their chance for an education was ruined for the day, if not much longer.
Sudan and South Sudan sign peace pact, says Thabo Mbeki
BBC News
Sudan and South Sudan have signed a non-aggression pact, the chief mediator at crisis talks between the two says. Thabo Mbeki, the ex-president of South Africa, said both sides had agreed to respect each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

BBC News
South Sudan joins Confederation of African football
Sudan Tribune
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South Sudan Gains Membership
New York Times
South Sudan was admitted as a member of the Confederation of African Football, becoming the world’s newest soccer nation. South Sudan gained independence in April 2011.
Lamu abuzz with construction as South Sudan seeks new pipeline
East African
The South Sudanese have said they want a pipeline up and running within 18 months.” Umeme senior spokesperson Charlotte Kemigyisha By JAINDI KISERO (email the author) A high level delegation from South Sudan has been in Kenya through the week to 
Sudan and South Sudan sign treaty
Independent Online
By SAPA Sudan and South Sudan have signed a non-aggression treaty, as part of internationally-led efforts to reduce tensions along their poorly demarcated border, local media reported Saturday. The countries have also set up a monitoring mechanism so

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