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S. Sudan cabinet approves launching of national reconciliation


January 12, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s cabinet has approved the launch of a national reconciliation and healing process due in April this year, to try and reconcile the past and present conflicts dividing the communities in the new Republic.

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South Sudan Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny (Reuters)

South Sudan council of ministers, on Friday, deliberated on a memo about national reconciliation, presented before them by the Vice President, Riek Machar Teny, assisted by the Presidential Advisor on Decentralization and Intergovernmental linkages, Tor Deng Mawien.

In a statement on the state-owned South Sudan Television (SSTV), Information Minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin said it was an important step, adding that the young nation needed to embark on the journey of healing.

All conflict areas in South Sudan, Marial added, will be be mapped out and that the process will involve the entire nation, from the state to county levels.

All government organs, according to the minister, will be involved on the reconciliation process, with the role of civil society organisations seen as vital in this nationally-driven healing initiative.

About SSP 8 million, Marial added, has been earmarked for this national project to be will be managed under the Office of the President.

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit is set to launch the process in a conference in April this year, and the event will be followed by peace and reconciliation campaigns in all the ten states of the country.

Meanwhile, many high profile personalities from Africa, Europe and Australia have been invited to deliver speeches on the reconciliation process at the conference.

South Sudan has been rocked by inter and intra community violence in the past and such conflicts are still lingering at present among the communities, prompting the government to resolve them after the independence was attained so that the nation can move forward in peace and unity.


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  • 13 January 2013 07:51, by Dinkawarrior

    Nuer dominated Militias in Sudan!
    "Many high profile personalities from Africa, Europe and Australia have been invited to deliver speeches on the reconciliation process at the conference"???? For really? Shame on you Dr. Holocaust Traitor Machieth!! You messed up and you try to Blindfolded South Sudanese people! I hope this reconciliation process will be done while somebody will be in Doghouse.

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    • 13 January 2013 08:04, by Dinkawarrior

      You better get the Hell out in that position and let other Nuer who has no bloods of South Sudanese people in hands takeover. He or she will be able to clean that messed, you deserve no right to be alive or to be a Vice of the people you have been murdered. Otherwise you need to shout up or do other things. You work against everything because you want Cowboy to fell so that you get the chance!

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      • 13 January 2013 08:57, by Deng Bornyang

        @ Dinkawarrior whom do you called South Sudanese? Look man that ethnocentrism some of you people have in your minds is disastrous and if you read books, this is always the cause of ethnic hatred an in the end destruction of lives and property. Him being a vice president is not an offer from whoever you think control the earth and heaven. He deserves it.

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  • 13 January 2013 07:57, by George Bol

    Anga chie lecke jiek. Maa gaar, Nyagat chole Riek te leechke raar maa jen chame bange. Maa jen thiele mii ngeye kene supporters keen. Guan mieth cheme chieth

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  • 13 January 2013 08:07, by master

    it’s waste of time
    unless dinka confess other tribes rights and dealing with them as frist cclass citizen no peace could prevail in south sudan

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    • 13 January 2013 08:25, by william mawien

      talk about tribalism in your country
      there has been heavy fighting in n sudan and it will be there forever
      get ur ass out of south sudan

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      • 13 January 2013 08:59, by master

        don’t be closed eyes
        your country ( free-fall) faster to abyss than expect
        the policy of dinka could make them the frist victim
        dinka less - bravery than neur and other tribes
        if the war on in south dinka have nowhere to go because they are inside south not in the borders to run out

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    • 13 January 2013 08:33, by nuer food lovers

      master fake Arab ur vile comment is so dyslexia and so dearth truth to buy our debite.they re obnoxious and obscence.ur usually onslaught toward south sudan show the level of ur imbecile and trifle to south south.u re hog who always holler on south sudan leaving ur pandemonium country of northern sudan with the pockmark of south sudan session.it is still panging on u while we two yrs country.ur comment re so paintive,but instead of traumatizing ur brain,u better placid ur rotten ass on s.sudan affiars they re non of ur pamper and ombudsman or ominous.

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    • 13 January 2013 08:37, by Deng II

      I never ask you a question, but let ask u to day. Since Arab people are Gay, where was u comes throw when u borned between anus canal(asshole) and pussy(vagina)? Also did your mother tell you that u was conceived through asshole or Vagina?

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  • 13 January 2013 08:16, by manyang mawech

    Lol master u are right… Dinaka need more lessons from Nuer..that is what I see now.. let wait a bit..

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  • 13 January 2013 08:43, by 4Justice

    Reconciliation and corruption don’t mix! Bring back our 4 Billion first before we can talk about reconciliation. It would be logical to spend SSP 8 million on the acquisition of 2 PAC-3 Anti aircraft missle defense system to protect our vulnerable population along the border with Sudan from aerial bombardments.

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    • 13 January 2013 09:10, by Deng Bornyang

      `@4JUSTICE, this is the comment a man with clear mind like you should write. I appreciate your critical analysis brother. My concern is that we still have these semi-literates on this website who are too obsess by tribal mindset and posts childish comments on the site. A mistake is a mistake whether by who but these naive are still commenting with tribal mindsets without analyzing the whole thing

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  • 13 January 2013 09:07, by Moral Agent

    Dr massecare you are under kiir amnesty and fugitive of dinka bor nothing this idiot can know about reconciliation leave poeple of south sudan alone

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    • 13 January 2013 09:18, by Deng Bornyang

      @ Marol Agent, have a sense in you. If not under Kiir’s amnesty what do you think should have happened to him? You are so naive to write this senseless comment. It would have been of some sense if you said under Dr. John Garang’s at that time though you might need to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. Neither you nor your uncle has nothing to do with him. HELL WITH YOU.

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      • 13 January 2013 10:47, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        You are stupid and foolish as usually as Nuer typical manners, you are denying nothing here, either under Garang or Kiir, it is still called amnesty under the leadership of the former leader John Garang and his dupity leader, Kiir so deny nothing as you are uncivilised Nuer whom their motto is eat and die with no vision,shame always come from savages uneducated Nuer dogs,

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        • 13 January 2013 19:07, by Ruach

          Some bunches of idioots like Mangoor aka Dinka Dominated corruption,Dinka coward aka warrior,George Bol,Romliel are devoting their times and energies on unproductive things.Where will tribalisms lead you? Keep your natural hates and creating fake stories here untill you will miss your keyboards!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • 14 January 2013 08:06, by Nuer Empire

          Ahaha,Garang giving amnesty? A rebel giving amnesty to another rebel with different objective? Whose objectives were ruined and died completely?

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  • 13 January 2013 17:11, by Makuer Marou Manok

    That is good our leaders, you initiate that project and you will see how it will bring peace in our nation. If these were the projects initiated for all these times, I think nobody denies that you have good governance and Rule.

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  • 15 January 2013 05:48, by Odingo

    1992 was Dr. Machar ,s mess.
    Folks, Dinka Commentators are right if are honest. What is Dr. Riek Machar is going to say in front of Dinka Bor for his masscred against Dink Bor in 1992? Crying in front of Rebecca Nyadeng and like what he did last in Juba,is not gonna bring reconciliation. Dinka Bor, Equatoria and some Nuer want to see Dr. Riek in prison for his war crime he committed of 1992.

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  • 3 April 2013 11:07, by stefan

    No doubt that Dinka will be wibe out for good in South Sudan...Villager Commander Silver Kill Mayardit wil be his last day dreaming of leadership. Riek will olejek do e-papierosa kick his ass in 2015. You like or not..it will happen. Rwanda will be far better than South Sudan in 2015. Watch..Mark my w

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