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US official and S. Sudan ministers discuss transparency issues, food insecurity

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By Julius N. Uma

August 26, 2012 (JUBA) – A South Sudan government delegation, led by cabinet affairs minister Deng Alor, held talks with Donald Steinberg, the deputy administrator for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) last week.

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USAID deputy administrator, Donald Steinberg (centre), Juba Port, 2011 (USAID)

A meeting, held in Washington DC was also attended by Kosti Manibe, South Sudan’s finance and economic planning minister and his petroleum and mining counterpart, Stephen Dhieu Dau.

A statement extended to Sudan Tribune said both parties discussed ways to strengthen South Sudan’s financial management, improve government transparency for donors and investors, tackle rising food insecurity and prevent humanitarian crises.

At least 4.7 million South Sudanese, which is almost half the country’s population, according to a UN assessment, remain food insecure this year, with about one million of them likely to be severely affected.

The two parties, the statement added, also committed themselves to strengthening their long-standing partnerships, while exploring ways in which the population can benefit from US investment.

The meeting comes a month after the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, visited Juba, the South Sudan capital, as part of her 11-day tour of seven African countries. Clinton, during her visit, also reiterated her government’s support for South Sudan.

Since 2005, the US has been South Sudan’s primary donor. The former US president George W. Bush, also played a key role in a 2005 peace deal, which saw a cessation of violence between the two countries.

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  • 27 August 2012 07:45, by Jalaby

    Mr. Deng Alor is one of Dinka Ngok very poor-minded, he was the worst Sudan foreign minister ever, ironically, his village in Abyei was excluded by Hague court of being one of the 9 Dinka Ngok chiefdoms hence the guy and his villagers "assumed" to have no right to vote in the coming Abyei referendum and have no right to be southerners either!

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    • 27 August 2012 07:52, by Jalaby

      Like the rest of Dinka Ngok people, Mr. Deng Alor got his all educations in Kordofan and then University of Cairo Branch of Khartoum, he is married from Ethiopian lady and his family is living in US.
      Mr. Deng Alor speaks Arabic fluently with no accent at all, he was a Muslim before and his name was Ahmed but he renounced Islam for the sake of money and power I guess!

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      • 27 August 2012 08:29, by Observer

        And the relevance of your comments to this article are???

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  • 28 August 2012 16:06, by Stephen Chan

    I am happy that the USA is still assisting South Sudan in its time as a new and independent nation. We must not get caught up in politics and personalities, and please remember that we need to stay united now. Our new nation needs to be free from corruption, and follow the rule of law and this will help our political and econonmic development too. Stephen Chan

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