Comments on: Sudan: Preparing for a peaceful southern secession http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/12/17/sudan-preparing-for-a-peaceful-southern-secession/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Amr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/12/17/sudan-preparing-for-a-peaceful-southern-secession/comment-page-1/#comment-9029 Sat, 19 Dec 2009 16:03:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4930#comment-9029 I am a Northerner. Our government in Khartoum is bad, that is a given. But we have nothing to give Darfurians and Southern Sudanese and we can not change our ways as Northerners any time soon, even if we change our government. We are three categorically different nations in the Sudan, so please secede and good luck, let’s work in being good neighbours.

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By: Vic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/12/17/sudan-preparing-for-a-peaceful-southern-secession/comment-page-1/#comment-9016 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 17:02:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4930#comment-9016 Independence for Southern Sudan is in the best interest for the region, the people in the South and the western world. A new nation to the South will help keep a check on Bashir, who is already trying to export the jangaweed to Chad. The SPLM is being trained by U.S. Special Forces and any clash between the North and the South will reaffirm that it is impossible fot Bashir to force the South to yield to his forces. It’s unlikely the Sudanese Military would risk losing their control of Darfur by throwing everything they have at the South, so independence, via referendum or not, will happen by 2011.

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By: Roger Winter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/12/17/sudan-preparing-for-a-peaceful-southern-secession/comment-page-1/#comment-9014 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:43:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4930#comment-9014 There are several problemmatic statements in this summary; I’ll mention two. You refer to the NCP’s badly wanting elections in order to “relegitimise its rule”. The NCP came to power by coup overturning an elected government and subsequently managed the deaths of several million Southerners and Darfuris. . It never has been legitimate and therefore I encourage you to drop the “re”.
Secondly, proposing a delay in the Referendum provided for in the CPA is a very deadly recommendation and plays directly into the NCP’s hands. South Sudan and areas affiliated with the South in its liberation war negotiated the Referendum agreement in 2002, which was then incorporated within the CPA. It is not the party that has delayed the CPA, pursued its war in Darfur, and been responsible for some three million deaths between the South, Darfur, Abyei, Nuba Mountains and Southern Blue Nile. Khartoum is the real failed state. Using your good name to give credence to Khartoum’s fondish wish is terrible. If they choose to pursue their rights, you’ve set them up as the bad guy.
I’m embarrassed for you.
Roger Winter

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By: David Majak http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/12/17/sudan-preparing-for-a-peaceful-southern-secession/comment-page-1/#comment-9012 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:55:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4930#comment-9012 I want to thank the writer of this article for pointing out the problems facing the people of Darfur and Southerner.AS he said that it is too late for unity, he was right because the people who had seen reality of Bashir’s goverment that is to kill the insane people and rapin. We people in South Sudan would be better for new state where by it has a freedom of religion and peaceful with its neigbours.

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