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S. Sudan’s Kiir, rivals agree on “unconditional” dialogue

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December 20, (JUBA) – The South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir, rivals Riek Machar and Rebecca Garang have agreed on an “unconditional” dialogue seeking to resolve the country’s political turmoil, a United Nations envoy said Friday.

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South Sudan president Salva Kiir (R) and Riek Machar paying respect at the grave of late South Sudanese rebel leader John Garang in Juba May 10, 2010(AP/Pete Muller)

The latest offer for dialogue, according to the UN Security Council president, came as a ministerial delegation from the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) countries prepare to meet over 10 political detainees held in connection with an alleged coup plot in the new nation.

“We hope the IGAD ministerial delegation will succeed in opening a political channel between Kiir and Machar,” Gérard Araud told reporters at a briefing on Friday.

A high-level delegation from Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia and Uganda, are in South Sudan, a week after an outbreak of violence in the capital Juba, left about 500 dead,

At least 35, 000 people, the UN said, are currently displaced within its premises in Juba and Jonglei state, with fears of possible rise in numbers as the violence spreads to other parts of the country.

Describing the situation as a “political crisis” within the country’s ruling party (SPLM), Araud, said dialogue is the only solution to the worst-ever violence in the country since its independence.

“We have heard reports of gross human rights violations”, he said, adding, “The situation is tense”.

Members of the Security Council, on Friday, expressed grave alarm and concern over the rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis in the two-year country.

The current political situation, it said, threatens serious implications for the country’s long-term security and stability not only South Sudan, but its neighboring countries.

The Council, in a statement, strongly condemned the fighting and targeted violence against civilians and specific ethnic and other communities occurring across the country, resulting in hundreds of deaths as well displacement of tens of thousands.

Re-affirming their strong commitment to the country’s sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity, the Security Council urged Kiir and his former vice president to demonstrate leadership in bringing a swift and peaceful resolution to this crisis by calling for a cessation of hostilities and immediately commence dialogue.

All the country’s political detainees, it said, should be protected and encouraged the country’s political and military leaders to engage in a political process of national reconciliation and constitutional reform through peaceful and inclusive means.

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  • 21 December 2013 06:53, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Yes Mr. President good moved,

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    • 21 December 2013 07:11, by Dinka Nhialic

      Thank Mr President Salva Kiir Mayardit
      But we don’t u to release those criminals from the jail they rule of law must acts according as they are traitors of the Nation, keep them inside except few individuals such as Dr Majak Agot Atem, that man has the bright future i don’t know why he let himself being confused by Nyandeng who is the new wife to Riek and Oyai Deng Ajak than staying away frm them

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    • 21 December 2013 08:50, by Jubawe

      Breaking news VP James wani Iga lodge his resignation but president Kirr refuse to accept Kirr was begging Iga not to resigns at this situation otherwise the whole government will resolve. Iga was concern about innocence been kill by government soldiers

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      • 21 December 2013 09:41, by Peter Mading

        Resignation of any Government official is not a solution to crisis at hand rather finding ways to eliminate tribal attitude in the mind of the politicians. The move was for all inclusiveness but Nuer who hold separate independent forces like forces of Late Matip and Riek took the coup upon themselves without involvement of other tribes. Is that leadership Riek wants?? Riek has became she

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      • 21 December 2013 09:45, by Ahmed Chol

        SPLA defected from SPLA in 2004 in Rumbek, has not changed since that day. He is still hostile to the whole nation. What he was going to unleash in 2004, he has done it now.

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        • 21 December 2013 10:11, by Ahmed Chol

          correction:
          SALVA KIIR defected from SPLA in 2004 in Rumbek, has not changed since that day. He is still hostile to the whole nation. What he was going to unleash in 2004, he has done it now.

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          • 21 December 2013 10:11, by Ahmed Chol

            KIIR should die

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            • 21 December 2013 11:42, by Chol A.

              Ahmad Chol or Amonk Chol your word will bless Kiir but you will die before him like Midiit. We all sick you Nyagat and will chase you all the way until you surrender.

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            • 21 December 2013 13:01, by Beny yomnhoi

              Amahed chol
              you will die first before Kiir,ask yourself where Miidit now supporting poor ideology peolpe God will punish you too.Mr.Miidit has been punish by God and if you will fall into the same hole friend Kiir has never defected from SPLM/A.it was just small difference with wisdom of dinka he was convine but your damp Riak does not convine to his colleague.give him seat of Goalleader for Unity

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              • 21 December 2013 14:45, by Ahmed Chol

                Mi Diit is with Dinka Dominated SPLA, they are together don’t worry about him.
                Kiir must die for South Sudan to move forward. He is too tribal to lead, you Bhar el Ghazal people like because he allow to steal the nation’s wealth. Now Kiir is stealing people’s lives. He must die

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                • 21 December 2013 14:48, by Ahmed Chol

                  Bhar el Ghazal people support because they want him in power so that they can continue to loot south Sudan resources for live. That will not happen. The country would rather go back to war until true democracy is achieved.

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      • 21 December 2013 17:55, by Wani khooto

        fuck u jubawe,
        with your useless bari mind,why do iga resign,innocent kill or no innocent he is vp.i wish if that chair is given to us in EE state.which gov,ty will u bari support,now u are not with kiir during liberation u where against it so who are u dogs.spla oyeeeeeeeee,fuck rebels out.

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  • 21 December 2013 07:06, by bolingo

    What Dr. Machar is fighting for is the dictatorial tendency of the kirr’s regime.
    Kirr carried out ethnic cleansing by ordering his presidential guards to brutally murder nuers and Dinka bor in Juba.
    Why is the biased international community not condemning kirr action....?.
    When Dr. Machar and his group called for dialogue, kirr and his unproductive vice president igga paid def ears.

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    • 21 December 2013 07:17, by Dinka Nhialic

      Bolingo
      For ur information, there is some things here, presidential guards are pursuing their own duties and that is why they are chosen bro, this Idiot Rieck who staged Coup against salva kiir is the useless person, indeed we are all brothers with Nuer very well but this defector/traitor betrayed the Nation. As per your comment James Wani Igga is the most successful man, he is not greedy like Rie

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      • 21 December 2013 07:37, by bolingo

        @ Dinka Nhialic
        I know that Dinka and Nuer plus all the other tribes in s.sudan are brothers and they have one identity i.e s.sudanease.
        But after witnessing what the presidential guards did to the innocent civilians, it’s very hard to believe in what some one like kirr and his fellow supporter are saying about what happened.
        WE ALL LOVE PEACE AS S.SUDANEASE AND KIRR MUST BE CONDEMNED FOR KILLING NUERS.

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    • 21 December 2013 13:09, by Beny yomnhoi

      Bolingo
      jealousy will cause you ulcer,what make Vice Iga to be unproductive?did he fuck you and you remain infertility.come and let me fuck you five twin at once so that you compensate the number of people that were loss due greedy Riak who will die in rebellion without any other leadership.shame on you.Vice Iga was initially suppose to be vice since CPA but with consideration of other group he g

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    • 21 December 2013 17:47, by Wani khooto

      dear,
      nuer will never rule this nation,even today nyandeng asked machar why killing civilian in bor and whether the war is for tribal bases?look how can one tribe aim to rule with out support of other.to equatorian u have right to watch carefully before 2015 election.

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  • 21 December 2013 07:06, by bolingo

    What Dr. Machar is fighting for is the dictatorial tendency of the kirr’s regime.
    Kirr carried out ethnic cleansing by ordering his presidential guards to brutally murder nuers and Dinka bor in Juba.
    Why is the biased international community not condemning kirr action....?.
    When Dr. Machar and his group called for dialogue, kirr and his unproductive vice president igga paid def ears.

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  • 21 December 2013 07:59, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    LETTER TO DR. RIAK SUPPORTIVE
    president Kiir is accepted unconditional dialoge due to the venurable citizen living in the country and he is a fruit whose left by Dr. Garang for the South Sudan. In millitary and stubbornness, there would be no room for talks with Machar, comrad Kiir is not joking with those who wants to destablizes the country, Mr. Kiir is man of peace as we all knownledge.

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    • 21 December 2013 08:35, by Tiger

      Ayuiu Makuac Lam and Dinka Nhialic.
      Kiir have divided up the country and you guys are supportive in what he is doing,every leader in this world has some opponents and that’s the case of Riek.he want our president to be more active enough and more vigilant for external policy and not let himself be cheated by Bashir.

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  • 21 December 2013 08:00, by Ayuen Buol mum

    Where is Dinka Dominated, he has never commended since the incidence, I hope he is fine.

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  • 21 December 2013 08:57, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Tigger
    i made some sorted from your statement, yes, you are right indeed, because Riak problem needs additional solution, as Nuer politicians, and other international bodies revailed that Riak rebeled after every eight years. Tigger, president Kiir is not influent by Bashir behaviors, if he behave so, then, these political detainee would have not survive.

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  • 21 December 2013 11:53, by Dinkawarrior

    You see now as I told you before, this animal called
    Dr. Cieth Holocaust Traitor Riek Machar is a killer.
    If he made to be alive, he will not be our president but nuer president.
    Nyandeng and her new boyfriend Dr. Cieth riek will be responsible for the death of civilians in Bor.
    Anyway, the dog is still hiding there in UN Compound in Juba.

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