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Museveni, Salva Kiir to discuss Ugandan peace process Monday

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April 13, 2007 (JUBA) — The Ugandan President Youri Museveni will pay a one day visit to the capital of southern Sudan for talks with the President of southern Sudan government on the peace talks with the rebel LRA.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni (R) shakes hands with south Sudan’s leader Salva Kiir in Kampala August 19, 2006. (Reuters)

Museveni’s visit comes following the rejection of the final text of peace agreement by the leader of Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony who asked mediators to clarify the document and to probe the causes of process failure.

Kony also fired his top negotiator David Mastanga, who was accused of collaboration with the Ugandan government.

As, the north Ugandan rebel movement announced its commitment to the peace process, Slava Kiir is expected to ask Museveni to accept the continuation of southern Sudan government mediation to reach a peaceful solution for the two decades conflict.

Ugandan International Affairs Minister Okello Oryem said President Yoweri Museveni is still willing to move the peace process forward including finding a new mediator or a new venue.

The chief mediator and Vice President of southern Sudan, Riek Machar, remained on the remote Congo border on Saturday to try to salvage a final deal with fugitive rebel leader Joseph Kony.

Machar said wanting to meet Joseph Kony personally and discuss with him the next stage in the peace process.

Machar explained that the rebel movement signed all the different documents discussed since 2006 and he wishes to discuss Kony’s reserves on the final text.

The signed agreements include the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, the agreement on Comprehensive Solutions and its Protocols, the agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation, the agreement on a Permanent Ceasefire; the agreement on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration.

The agreement on Implementation and Monitoring Mechanisms; and the Implementation Schedule had to be signed with and attached to the Final Peace Agreement.

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  • 14 April 2008 05:45, by Michael Madit Magot

    DR Riek Machar’s failure to bring about a peace between LRA and Uganda government is not surprising.
    Because no criminal has ever make peace mediation.It would be a mystery in history of the world.

    Madit.

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    • 14 April 2008 06:29, by Sam

      Dear Madit. I am not agreeing with you because you have forgot something. In English proverd, there is a said, said "employee atheif to catch atheif" and if you term our vice-president Dr. Riak Machar a criminal, so why shouldn’t he be the perfect person to convence Mr. Konyi of LRA as well as he has been term as criminal by the world. Our vice president Riak Machar is the perfect person to bring LRA to peace and justic of Ugandian people who have suppered under civil war like us. In both ways either by Riak being acriminal or apure second leader of the Nation.

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      • 14 April 2008 09:25, by Michael Madit Magot

        Dear Sam,
        You are right brother.
        It was a thief Vs a thief formula.
        But in this case Riek machar is being outsmarted by clever Kony.
        He is even caught unaware by Kony’s actions yet he is a so called peace mediator.

        The major problem is that Riek has no negotiation skills and knowledge.
        His actions are always ruled by impulsive acts given his dirty history.
        Being a peace mediator require transparency and strong mediation history.
        Riek has to first learn mediation SKILL within his Nuer clans starting right from himself before pretending to have something good to offer to others like LRA.
        Another thing is that he is just a robotic engineer as far as his PHD is concern.
        This has nothing to do with politics or mediation skill which is the main ingredient required for LRA peace to bear fruit.
        Look he is accused by LRA of being unneutral in his mediation which i believe is absolutely right and the cause of the peace failure.

        Should this LRA peace have been successful under Riek mediation, it would have been a huge insult to democracy and wisdom in Africa.
        Thank God his weaknesses and bad records are haunting him and driving the LRA peace to another right track.
        Meaning unless another capable peacemaker is appointed the LRA peace will go no where but just a waste of time,energy and resources.

        Madit,
        There are rotten SPLA leaders who committed gross human rights violations,in time of peace they will be weeded out. By Samson Kwage August/April/2003.

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    • 14 April 2008 07:50, by NgorKur Mayol Chier

      Dear Southerners,
      I want to let you know I am really, disagreeing with the wrong decision made by the president Salva kiir mayardit. Which said, he is going now to Uganda, and discuss the peace accord of LRA with Museveni. Please! dear President Kiir should need to be careful of your going to discuss with Museveni. unless, he want to be following the footstep of what Museveni did to John Garang? which I believe the government of northern Sudan always attempt to killed our leaders in unbelievable way. Finally, It is up to the southerners Sudanese. Either, they will keep Kiir alive for him to lead us to the promise land or not? Thanks

      NgorKur

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      • 14 April 2008 14:36, by Mabor Yuang Ngomg Amo

        Hello Mr Ngor Kur Mayol.

        Don’t be ridiclous what is your prove or evidence to tell to Southerners to believe you Mr Musevini killed Garang?
        You biased because Musevini didnt kill your hero and also you are not worry about Mr Salva Kiir.

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  • 14 April 2008 06:15, by OPSEC Jackal

    It is a great shame that the peace agreement which our government has spend great effort to bring about peace to North Uganda. i think GOSS should continue on with it effort to prove to the world that we can play part in peace making. Vice President is doing a tremendous job he is a leader with vision.

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    • 14 April 2008 10:53, by justin wani

      Dear Madit.
      You shoud stop to insult our vice president and publish your personal hatred and problems on this website.Don’t mislead the people of southern sudan and take them back to the earlir 18th century the world of nepotism, tribulism,divide and rule as i read from your vision.If you are a true son of this land you couldn’t call the vice president of GOSS a criminal nor refer him to meet the Nuer clan before mediating the ugandan peace talks,is it the Nuer mediating this peace talks, Dr Riak, or the government of southern sudan? why His Excellency the 1st vice president of the republic and president of the government of south sudan 1st general Salva Kiir Mayardit appoint Dr Riak. You mean to say you have a better decision than the GOSS president .Our government is concerned and committed through directives from our president to his vise to bring peace to our sisterly neighboring country uganda. I hereby appeal to all my sisters and brothers in the south to take care on people of the Madits kind who are against their own leaders and call them criminals

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      • 14 April 2008 11:58, by DR Nhialic

        Justin Wani,
        Madit is right.
        Let the truth about DR Riek/DR Devil be told.
        Nobody in the entire Sudan who does not know about his evil deeds.
        It is not a problem of anyone who say them but he who did them in the first place.
        A blind can not lead a blind.
        This aply here to the issue of Riek who is trying to clean himself through LRA peace mediation yet a rope is hanging in his throat.

        Thanks,
        DR Nhialic.

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        • 15 April 2008 13:58, by justin wani

          DR.Nhialic, you are right our concern on this land as the Indigenous southern Sudanese citizens is to see that nothing of that kind or mistake again repeat itself,we must learn to forgive and forget of the by gone,that is already history. it takes us back to sorrowful days, a world full of darkness and ignorance, which is painful ,we want a free south Sudan where every living thing which has blood and move to have its freedom to talk,lead,decide,advice, and spell out what is wrong, rather than pointing at who is wrong, instead of pointing at others you better be the example and help to pull your fellow sisters and brothers, your people whom you share the same blood, culture, rights, resources.We must stand together and pull each other,no one should be left behind while he is a true citizen of southern Sudanese, let us forget and honestly forgive ourselves in God’s mercy, otherwise don’t forget that God was merciful enough to give us the CPA.Long live the children of southern Sudan. u can reach me at justinwani4@yahoo.com

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    • 14 April 2008 11:14, by Michael Anyong

      Looting, robbery and self-inflict are there in Uganda
      You should be careful if you are going to visit Uganda or peace mediator because Joseph Kony is there, those people’s who are followers of the Lord words are rebel. The has adopted Islamic system, they seems like believers but a whilst they are quickly killing innocent or leaders. Self-Ignition is good for you only but don’t include someone else, like what have be done to Dr. John Garang by Ugandan’s people no end unless you !! and thanks contact me anyongigai@yahoo.com

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      • 14 April 2008 18:56, by Taban Wilson Wai

        Iam not realy happy to hear that our leader wants to visit uganda to discuse the pease process of this Dimonic rebel kony. Anyway we shall pray for his safe jouney and return.But he should be extra careful. God said protect and he add.Remember we still have our realy enemies from the north that needs your present to deal with before others.

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