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December 26, 2013 (JUBA) – The United Nations on Thursday reiterated calls for a peaceful end to South Sudan’s ongoing conflict, days after regional leaders visited the capital, Juba for talks.

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Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta meeting South Sudan’s political detainees in Juba December 26, 2013 (Photo: Larco Lomayat)

“The mission fully supports these intense and ongoing efforts of South Sudan’s neighbours to seek a peaceful resolution to the current crisis”, Hilde Johnson, head of the UN mission in South Sudan said on Thursday.

I have been in regular contact with President [Salva] Kiir and other political leaders of South Sudan on this very critical process to bring an end to the fighting and violence that is unfolding as we speak, she added.

Johnson also welcomed the Security Council resolution increasing the numbers of UN peacekeepers and police by 5,500. These were dispatched to enhance the mission’s capability to protect civilians.

“The scale of the crisis has challenged an already overstretched mission,” she said, stressing that UN personnel must not only protect civilians within their premises, but those generally under threat.

Heads of states from Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been actively engaging parties involved in the conflict to embrace dialogue as a means to end political rivalry in the new nation.

South Sudan has lately been tense, after what government said was a botched coup attempt in the capital. All fingers were later pointed at former vice-president Riek Machar, who denied and claimed it was a move initiated to silence the opposition.

POLITICAL DETAINEES SAFE

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday visited the 11 senior political figures held in Juba for alleged in the coup attempt.

The detainees, mainly ex-ministers and a former state governor, were reportedly safe, well fed and had proper access to medical supplies.

Donald Booth, the United States envoy to the two Sudans said those detained called for dialogue and national reconciliation so as to end the ongoing unrest in the country.

Booth, who visited the 11 senior political officials on Monday, admitted that all of them were “secure and well taken care of”.

“These individuals communicated to me their desire and their readiness to play a constructive role in ending the crisis through peaceful political dialogue and national reconciliation”, the US envoy said in a statement.

"I will be following up to see how the government may utilise this constructive position", he added.

South Sudan witnessed the worst violence in its post-secession era, after over 500 people were killed and over 60,000 displaced in various parts of the country when violence broke out in the capital, Juba on 15 December.

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  • 27 December 2013 09:02, by Peter Mading

    The UN is having the upper hand in South Sudan crisis: They are making chaos in South Sudan to trap more money from wealthy people. South Sudan is a fishing net for International Community. There is no help and peaceful means at all. What are they going to discuss with the rebels? Nonsense. Let them tell what they want. All were corrupt officials.

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    • 27 December 2013 09:17, by Tutbol

      Peter Mading,
      You are right bro. the UN is a parallel government in S Sudan, the only way to get them of S Sudan is to take the UNIMISS as an occupying force and should be taken as South Sudanese enemy.

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    • 27 December 2013 09:41, by Mayom County Boy

      PLEASE CAN BE ASOLUTION THAT MAY BRING PEACE TO SOUTH SUDAN COUNTRY !

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    • 27 December 2013 09:55, by omoni jr.

      UNSC should have voted for the sanction against this terrorist government. South sudan will never buy any weapons from western world because of its failure to use the arms in apropriate manners,instead killing its own citizens. This country will never move froward,it is actually failed state already,,Salva kiir is just a Dinka chief,not president of all people in the county.

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      • 27 December 2013 12:50, by Yuol

        Omoni-you are not a south Sudanese hence you don’t have any right to discuss our issues. remember you mum was going from hand to hand of Jallaba in Juba.

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  • 27 December 2013 09:11, by Tutbol

    "Donald Booth, the United States envoy to the two Sudans said those detained called for dialogue and national reconciliation so as to end the ongoing unrest in the country"
    The same US which created this attempted coup; is the same US that is turning its self into an agent of good! Gosh! No wonder people think that the US is one of the most evil empire to have ever existed!

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    • 27 December 2013 09:40, by Malakal county Simon

      Tutbol:
      Don’t allow tribalism to take over your nationalism. There is nothing called a coup without evident, if you are intellectual enough. If this is a real coup by Kiir opponents, why did alcoholic presidential guard only targeting one ethnic/civilians who have no political affiliation/connection with Kiir opponents??

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      • 27 December 2013 09:47, by Malakal county Simon

        In regards to UN supporting peace effort, There is peace in South Sudan until has to resign and release all the detainees. Then Kiir has to be jail by ICC for causing ethnic war, and for killings innocents Nuer in cold-blood as a payback price to Nuer community and South Sudanese at large!!!!

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        • 27 December 2013 12:54, by Yuol

          look at you! did Riek pay back for 1991 massacre, it is coup of course when his troop were doing great he appreciated them when the real fire blown he took bodaboda.

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      • 27 December 2013 09:49, by omoni jr.

        malakal county boy,
        you asked very nice question to this kiir’s gang supporter, and i hope he will answer you and give all the information behind pertaining to the death of civilians who got nothing to do with Reik politics

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      • 27 December 2013 09:49, by Malakal county Simon

        In regards to UN supporting peace effort, There is no peace in South Sudan until Kiir has to resign and release all the detainees. Then Kiir has to be jail by ICC for causing ethnic war, and for killings innocents Nuer in cold-blood as a payback price to Nuer community and South Sudanese at large!!!!

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        • 27 December 2013 10:08, by Malakal county Simon

          omoni jr.
          Truth must be told, even when is bitter to swallow. South Sudan is not a republic of Dinka/Kiir alone, but for all of us!! We South Sudanese citizens have been suffers enough from Kiir brutal regime, since its inception. And this is why Kiir must go by any mean as a payback price, for the innocent Nuer he kills in cold Or otherwise, South Sudan will be at civil war, for a very long time

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      • 27 December 2013 10:17, by Tutbol

        Malakal county Simon,
        There is nothing tribal about pointing out the plain truth, if think Your Riek Machar has nothing to do with the attempted coup; then why is he in hiding directing the rebellion? Have you ever heard me saying that i support Kiir, but to usurp power by the way isn’t the way i cherish either.

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        • 27 December 2013 14:41, by Ajongtar

          @ Tutboll, for your information, there was nothing like coup attemp, in Juba, but these muscree was instigated by Kiirss Galuongs who where brought from Bar har elzal to take care of him, and they created this brutal muscree and called it a coup attempt.
          If it was ’Coup’’ attempet, How many armny Generals have he arested??? if so who are they???

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      • 27 December 2013 11:46, by Ahmed Chol

        Malakal,
        Good question: Why did the presidential guard target only the Nuers if it was a coup? This question makes sense because those accused of Coup come from different tribes and not all their tribes were targeted? The targeting of Nuers happened because, Kiir wanted Nuers to be targeted, that is why he kept mentioning 1991 over and over again in his speeches.

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        • 27 December 2013 12:05, by Adodi Jotuwa

          Ahmed Chol & Associates,
          You seem to have no idea of what you’re talking about. Why don’t you ask simple question that ’why was the money distributed only to some Nuers in the Republican Guard Division HQs? The question can even go back to why did Dr. Fool boycott that NLC meeting on the last day and gun shot was fired shortly after the conclusion of the meeting?

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          • 27 December 2013 12:12, by Adodi Jotuwa

            Dr. Fool should have used his money during election but because he knows that he’s not gonna make it, he decided to use a different means of usurping power. Track record matters to Dr. Fool. He believes that South Sudan is the same as Old Sudan during the civil war where you rebel, defect and end up in Khartoum without being caught.

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            • 27 December 2013 12:23, by Adodi Jotuwa

              The other plotters are just used because they want to maintain their ministerial or constitutional positions with or without followers, forgetting their popularity gained during the war including notoriety of Nasir Faction of 1991. Dr. Fool used mostly illiterate militia members of the late Gen. Matip to carry out physical execution.

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              • 27 December 2013 12:32, by Adodi Jotuwa

                Now Dr. Fool has problem nominating negotiation team because Peter Gadet and James Koang are good at switching sides, killing and destruction so long as the politics is driven along tribal line but in Addis Ababa where real experienced people are debating important issues, not tribal ones, is an uphill task. The option left to Dr. Fool is to name those in jail which would even complicate it furthe

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                • 27 December 2013 12:39, by Adodi Jotuwa

                  Now can you believe Dr. Fool that he’s in control of most part of the country/South Sudan as he claims? No. Will he use right defenders/right violators and activists based in Kampala, Geneva and New York? Those of Biel Botrous Biel, Abdelbagi Jibril and Suliman Baldo? Things are already falling apart in Dr. Fool’s camp.

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                  • 27 December 2013 12:51, by Adodi Jotuwa

                    The group of people arrested for the failed coup attempt that you see them listening to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta are supposed to be branded public enemy number one. Some, if not all, can never win any election because they tried in April 2010 general elections in their home State and failed miserably, but got reappointed to ministerial posts without questions.

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                    • 27 December 2013 12:58, by Adodi Jotuwa

                      One thing that they have in common is "failure to win elections" when election season kicks in. Some are very rich like Dr. Fool and some are really very poor but hope to scale up and make money later through the failed coup attempt orchestrated by Dr. Fool, whose wealth is acquired through tax evasion or corruption. If Dr. Fool were to be in the West, he would never hold any political position.

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                      • 27 December 2013 16:29, by Predicted

                        Adodi Jotuwa. You are an idiot. You are asking one sided questions to support your claims. Why don’t you get all the details first before jumping to conclusions.
                        ’why was the money distributed only to some Nuers in the Republican Guard Division HQs? why did Dr. Fool boycott that NLC meeting on the last day and gun shot was fired shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.

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                      • 27 December 2013 16:49, by Predicted

                        "some officials with the ruling party insist violence broke out when presidential guards from Kiir’s majority Dinka tribe tried to disarm guards from the Nuer ethnic group of Machar, leading to wider military clashes along ethnic lines."
                        http://news.yahoo.com/south-sudan-government-agrees-end-hostilities-141512894.html

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                        • 27 December 2013 16:52, by Predicted

                          Adodi Jotuwa. If the ministers within the SPLM party in Kiir’s government are admitting there was no coup. Who are you to make emotional claims based on nonsense that there was a coup? Who are you in the SPLM?

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  • 27 December 2013 10:28, by Ajongtar

    @ Tutboll, for your information, there was nothing like coup attemp, in Juba, but these muscree was instigated by Kiirss Galuongs who where brought from Bar har elzal to take care of him, and they created this and called it a coup attempt.
    If it was ’Coup’’ attempet, How many armny have he arested??? if so who are they???

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    • 27 December 2013 11:49, by Ahmed Chol

      Ajongtar,
      Good Question: No army generals arrested. How can a coup happen without army generals involved? Kiir is responsible for the mess and must get punishment for it.

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  • 27 December 2013 18:59, by realperson

    Breaking News:There is confirm report that Peter Gadet Yak has been killed,Taban Deng gai is arrested.What next,Riek and James Koang Choul and that would mark the end rebellion.

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    • 27 December 2013 21:39, by jijury

      Realperson, stop spreading lies if you are in Juba and care about your life you better leave immediately. Dead end to Kiir leadership is approaching.

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