Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:01 PM
alp227 (29,762 posts)
Sudan Declares State of Emergency as Clashes Continue
Source: New York Times
Sudan declared a state of emergency on Sunday along much of its border with South Sudan as the momentum toward all-out war continues to build after weeks of clashes over disputed areas and oil.
President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s decree gives authorities in the border areas wide powers to make arrests and set up special courts. It was issued a day after Sudan detained three foreigners and a South Sudanese near the border and accused them of spying for South Sudan, a charge the South denies.
South Sudan, meanwhile, said Sunday that it would remove its security forces from the contested region of Abyei in response to demands from the African Union and the United Nations Security Council. “We are not occupying any contested area,” said South Sudan’s minister of information, Barnaba Marial Benjamin.
But reports of fighting continued through the weekend. On Saturday, Sudanese aircraft bombed Panakuach, a town near the border in Unity State, Mr. Benjamin said. And on Sunday, South Sudan’s army said clashes with what it called a militia group backed by Sudan left 21 people dead in Malakal, near the border. Mr. Benjamin called the militia a “mixture” of Sudanese forces and southern militiamen.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/world/africa/sudan-declares-state-of-emergency-as-clashes-continue.html
4 replies, 1775 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Sudan Declares State of Emergency as Clashes Continue (Original post)
|Suji to Seoul||Apr 2012||#1|
Response to Suji to Seoul (Reply #1)
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:15 AM
BeHereNow (17,162 posts)
3. Grab, and call them "Bad" for trying to keep their resources out of the hands of multi nationals
"Sudan has been accused by South Sudan of blocking crude oil from being exported. "Khartoum authority has prevented two ships from leaving the port carrying 1.6 million barrels of Dar blend originating from south Sudan and preventing one additional vessels to load 0.6 million barrels of South Sudan Dar blend, and it has also prevented two other ships from entering the port of Sudan to take possession of 1.2 million barrels of Nile blend purchased from South Sudan," South Sudan's minister of petroleum and mining, Stephen Dhieu said.
The minister said that the government of Khartoum has decided to once again to steal crude oil from the republic of South Sudan, rather than view a new year as an opportunity for renewed cooperation.
He said that the government of Sudan has ordered the foreign oil companies to divert all south Sudan’s Nile blend crude oil entitlements for December to the Khartoum and El Obeid refineries; Khartoum ordered 550,000 barrels of south Sudan Dar blends crude oil entitlement for December to be delivered to a Sudan buyer; adding that Khartoum has started construction of a new pipeline between the petrodar pipeline and Khartoum refinery designed to permanent divert 13 percent Dar blend to boast the revenue and economy."
And the beat goes on...
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:11 AM
BeHereNow (17,162 posts)
2. Key word- "Oil."
The Empire continues it's massive propaganda against, and grab of,
OTHER people's resources.
From the early 1960's: