Tensions in Southern Sudan are Bad Signs for the Referendum!

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Reports say the April rigged election in the south Sudan combined with abuses committed by the security forces have encouraged proxy militias to be active again to make the situation volatile.


The American Enough Project suggests in its statement on 14 July that tensions have continued to escalate in the countdown for the 2011 referendum in the southern Sudan.

The Strange note in its statement is that the Enough Project described the referendum verbally as "southern independence referendum", which could highlight the way the concerned American authorities look to the referendum or perhaps wishes for the south to break off from the north.

The tensions escalated in southern Sudan followed by some uprisings in the Unity and Jonglei States under the command of some dissidents from the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA).

Lt-General George Athor, David Yauyau and Galwak Gai "expressed their discontent with the Juba-based government and with the political leadership in their own states," the Enough Project said.

The uprisings indicate that the SPLA has failed to address the escalated tensions "politically or militarily" as the project said.

Some NGOs and civil society groups called to manage the vote carefully and said the guarantor of the Comprehensive Peace Accord have capable and responsible to help Sudan to prepare for adequate referendum in Apyei and in southern Sudan and "help secure agreements on sensitive issues such as border demarcation and oil sharing."

Human Rights Watch (HRW) fears that tensions rose from the rights violation during the April elections cause instability in the entire southern Sudan as evidences of the instability have already shown in the states of Jonglei, Unity, Central Equatoria and Bahr el Ghazal. HRW suggest that the rights violations "have set a worrying precedent for southern Sudan’s forthcoming referendum on self-determination."

The Mediator. Gen. Lazaro Sumbeiywo and the Southern Sudan Peace Process


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