Bashir Closed Borders To Prevent South-South Conflict Spillover To His Capital!

Sudanese president, Hassan el Bashir(Photo: file)

Sudanese president, Hassan el Bashir(Photo: file)

April 05, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– South Sudan’s northern neighbor, Sudan, which has tried to keep its hands clean despite blames of “playing a dirty game” in the conflict, declared to limit its contacts with the south by closing its borders.

According to members of security apparatus in Khartoum, Sudan was obligated to close its borders for security reasons, particularly to prevent South Sudan’s ethnic violence from escalating to its relatively peaceful cities.

At the beginning of the conflict, Sudan allowed restricted number of displaced South Sudanese, mostly from minority groups, to cross over and set up temporary camps anywhere including Khartoum but of late that trend has changed.

Displaced by hunger and famine, nearly 5, 000 South Sudanese from Warrap and North Bhar el Ghazal states, mostly Dinka, crossed over to Khordofun and tried to walk northward towards Khartoum and other major cities, however, to President Omar Hassan el Bashir the exodus must be stopped.

According to president Bashir, the Dinka, Nuer and Shilluck cannot be mixed in his cities because they will spread their ethnic violence to his nation, a claim that has been witnessed in some parts of East Africa.

The president was quoted to have said that he cannot allowed the dinka to enter Khartoum because the Shilluck and the Nuer, whose people were killed by Salva Kiir government have already entered.

“I cannot allow you to enter Khartoum because Nuer and Shulluk whose fathers, Mothers, sons, and daughters were killed by your government in Juba and Malakal are in Khartoum. Therefore, we don’t want another December 15th, to happen here in Khartoum.” Bashir said.

Insiders believe that the Sudanese president was further alarmed by the act of South Sudan’s former minister of foreign affairs, Marial Benjamin, for “bullying and discriminating his people” of Abyei.

Bashir is believed to have called politicians from Abyei and Salva Kiir which led to dismissal of the minister.

After Sudan refused entry, many South Sudanese from Bhar el Ghazal region, mostly from Northern Bhar el Ghazal, flocked into Darfur and set up temporary camps known as “Malesh Bashir”.

According to Sudan’s Humanitarian bulletin released by the United Nations, more than 5, 000 refugees from South Sudan have been resettled at Malesh Bashir and Khor Omer camps in Eastern Darfur.

This brings the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan since December 15, 2013 to 19, 608 according to the UNHCR report.

Juba has tried to protest the unilateral closure of the borders, however, there is little other than having peace in Juba that would change Sudan’s latest attitude towards the Southerners.

7 comments

  • Bol Gatjang

    President Bashir is 100% correct in this particular point,because in compare and contrast Nuer and Shulluk are vulnerable and victims. The burning question is why Dinkas run away from their own barbaric government? They main groups or people who causes this human catastrophic in South Sudan and there is no way to escape after they have seen the consequences. Iam sorry for my Dinka friends but I do believe this is well known facts regarding the cause of the civil war escalated.

  • Gat,darwich

    President Omar El Bashir is very well-versed in the traitorous Jenges’ trickery and manipulation tactics.
    Killer Nyankiir’s kleptocracy regime treacherously wanted to fooled Bashir by letting the direly starving Bhar El Ghazale Jenges move to Khartoum in the pretext of border movement normalization between two countries.
    But Bashir wanted Killer Nyankiir to cut tie with Malik Agar and the Darfur Rebels–permanently halting supporting them. Killer Nyankiir deceptively promised Bashir to act accordingly, but never implemented the deal.
    So, Bashir immediately trashed out the trickery and deceptive– Killer NyanKiir’s deal.

    The traitorous Jenges can never be trusted by any sound minded individual like Bashir period

    • I don’t even want to live in North Sudan because it is too Hot and dusty . Now you Nuer had built Khartoum and you gain nothing. South Sudan will not build anything at your cities until you change. It doesn’t matter whether Kiir in power or not and rebellion itself will not help either.

      • GatNor

        In the old Sudan Jaang were house niggers boy! Now go teach your new born that history of his forefathers. Nuers liberated you. you Python devouring filth.

  • Peacemaker

    President Bashir fears that the Jieng will bring along with them their savagery and uncouth ways of life to his civilized and homogeneous country. Why would the Jieng leave the country they have hijacked and declared to be their own. Let them enjoy it till we fully organize ourselves and come back to usher in a new era of democracy, justice and rule of law that shall be inclusive of all the tribes including our brothers the dinkas but of course not their current leaders.