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Machar welcomes ceasefire, warns of Museveni’s role in S. Sudan crisis

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December 30, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s former vice-president Riek Machar has said his group welcomes regional leaders’ calls for cessation of hostilities, but warned that the involvement of the Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni in the conflict, could further fuel it.

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South Sudan’s former vice-president Riek Machar (Getty)

“We are ready to ceasefire immediately to stop the bloodletting once the Government of Salva Kiir reciprocates”, partly reads the rebels statement signed by Hussein Mar Nyuot.

“We call upon the AU [African Union] and the IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] to restrain Ugandan Government from fuelling the conflict by sending troops and war planes in support of the Government of Salva Kiir,” it adds.

Machar’ response comes in the wake of Tuesday’s deadline for a ceasefire between his forces and those loyal to government as agreed upon by IGAD leaders at Friday’s summit held in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Ugandan leader, on Monday, said the rebels were only given four days to comply with the agreement or face “defeat”.

“We gave him [Machar] four days and [agreed that] if he doesn’t [comply with the agreement], then we shall have to go for him. That is what we agreed on”, Museveni told reporters in Juba.

Museveni, a close ally of Kiir, also admitted that he sent Ugandan troops to “help restore hope” in South Sudan, confirming his military’s involvement in the conflict. He did not, however, elaborate on how the region intends to defeat a rebellion, which has quickly spread to the country’s key towns.

But Machar’s group, in a statement, warned that any aggression from the Ugandan army could compromise IGAD’s attempt to broker a peace deal between the conflicting parties.

“If not stopped, the UPDF’s aggression may compromise IGAD attempt to remain instrumental and neutral in bringing an end the crisis in South Sudan,” says the statement extended by Sudan Tribune.

Machar said he was committed to peaceful means of resolving the conflict, which has taken an ethnic dimension since it started on 15 December in the capital, Juba.

He however expressed concerns about the safety and security of about nine senior politicians detained by the country’s leadership in connection with the violent incident, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives and left tens of thousands homeless.

“We are worried about the safety and security of our comrades detained by Salva Kiir. We call on AU and IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government to bring pressure to bear on the Government of Salva Kiir to release unconditionally all the eleven politicians detained in Juba”, further says the statement.

The former vice-president and his group maintained the incident had nothing to do with a coup attempt, describing government allegations as “not acceptable”.

Diplomats and the international community view dialogue as the only way of resolving the worst-ever outbreak of conflict in the country since its independence in July 2011.

It however remains unclear what dimensions the conflict would now take ahead of Tuesday’s ceasefire deadline given by regional leaders from the IGAD countries.

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  • 31 December 2013 08:18, by Raanchol

    Mr.Machar,
    Congrats H.E Museveni, "Accept ceasefire or face defeat" period, that is our stand, you are given four days to cease hostilities or be searched, your anus will smell nasty this time round, enough is enough, President can not and won’t step down even though what happens,
    Appreciations to the IGAD community for their tireless efforts to bring lasting peace to South Sudan

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    • 31 December 2013 08:47, by Reconciliation

      Stupid Dr have choice now but to accept ceasefire.and this is not enough.if you don,t surrender,you will then face fire as soon as possible.

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      • 31 December 2013 09:10, by Bolman

        My message to all of you please don’t runs away in Juba to Uganda, just wait for the capture of the fake President, within the four days the democratic fighter will gonna knock door to come out from where you been hidden, just hit the drums without the hard sticks, Museveni is not a good stick he is weaken minded, he didn’t solved his own problem how he gonna the foreign conflict, Kiir is dying so

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    • 31 December 2013 09:02, by Chol Mading

      What a shame to see Museveni destroying our beloved nation. I am very sad at our President to call for help fighting rebels. Uganda may brings war plane but we have seen it before and didn’t stop our struggle. Bashir and Arabs world tried it and they didn’t succeed.This option of Uganda tells the world how weak is our President. I SUPPORT KIIR NOT ANY MORE NOW WITH UGANDANS FORCES ON OUR SOIL!

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    • 31 December 2013 09:10, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Dear Kirr Gov’t
      please just listent for Jonglie News.
      Dr.Machar Oyeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      South Sudan army Force Oyeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I think this evening Machar will sit in Juba.

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    • 31 December 2013 10:19, by Crude Owner

      Dr. Riek. That is the only path that each of you needs to follow. whether you believe it or NOT, NONE of you is going to defeat one another; however, you are just killing south Sudanese people for gaining your own interest. So please STOP what so called war because we are sock of it.

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    • 31 December 2013 11:29, by mathem jech amer

      Riek
      Why accepting it,you said you were a man,you should continue refusing because today was the deadline, you would had been fuck tomorrow, call your Nyandeeng to fuck her in the bush their and when she got pregnant,call the child "1991 solution".

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    • 1 January 05:11, by Sir King

      People have not understood the root cause here but just floating around. This was an intentional planning to get rid of political opponents. Shame on Salva Kiir for his weak leadership. South Sudanese are really unlucky for being ruled by such a dull president. People always say Nuer, Nuer....... But this not Nuer problem alone but dictatorship is just at the door, Riek is bringing democracy to th

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  • 31 December 2013 08:36, by Big Boy

    Dear Riak
    If you are not attempted the coup. why you run away to fight your own peoples? Mr Machar make sure that you are going to die as destitute in this country unleast to be a president of Nuer tribes, or to follow your colleagues peter Cadet and ur bro.inlaw Taban Deng whom were killed in Bor last weekend.eventhough was not confirm yet..hundred yrs Dinka ’ll rule this country front of you!

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    • 31 December 2013 08:54, by Jubawe

      Big boy you are the stupid men on the earth I ever found. If somebody try to shoot mother ass will you wait or defend or run? Kirr dirty plan of coup was fake and everyone knew, they forcing SSTV to delivery false news where journalist were complaining, soo please understand the story before commend idiot big boy

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      • 31 December 2013 09:04, by Big Boy

        Ha ha ha Jubawe i know you are apart of food-lover, your boss Riak attempted, but he failed, the reason for fall because he’s doesn’t know where to start and where to end? that’s was confusing him and failed with hush think of loots and drive away v8 and brake the saver,and bank as it happened in Bor and Malakal,you havee nothing in mind accepted to looted and be rich on other’s expense..

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    • 31 December 2013 10:33, by Mayom County Boy

      @ Big Boy
      fuck you even your dinka president
      we need not to stop what we plane to be care out
      only war we declar to you dinka .

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  • 31 December 2013 08:38, by Reconciliation

    To some stupid Dinka-Bor like Majak Agot,Nyandeng and her idiot sons who are very shallow and narrow thinking people.you have seen how your people are being killed in Bor town by rebel Riek Machar.are you still supporting Riek?this is a lession you will never forgetting in your history.if you don,t know how to play in field of politics,you better distance yourselves from such a dirty politics of R

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    • 31 December 2013 08:47, by Tutbol

      The SUDANTRIBE is starting to delete comments of those who are not buying their propaganda & who are critical of their deranged messiah Riek Machar & his gang of criminals. S Sudanese are not going forgive him with Machar this time around. The sooner he hangs himself before S Sudanese get their hands on him; the better.

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      • 31 December 2013 08:57, by Tutbol

        Machar & Nyandeng must go to gallows. Pagan Amum, Majok Agot, Deng Aloor must go to prison for life. Luka Biong should have his SPLM membership cancel. The govt of S Sudan must punish these traitors, they have committed a high treason against S Sudanese & they must face the consequence of their actions...

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        • 31 December 2013 09:05, by Tutbol

          Those criminals like Alex de Waal insinuating power sharing with these traitors are the same criminals behind the attempted coup. The Govt of S Sudan should shill out from taking any directives from the criminals in the US & Europe. They are the ones behind all these messes we are in.

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    • 31 December 2013 08:48, by Peter Mading

      Yeah, It is clear that once you are removed from Political post you rebelled. You used children of the poor to fight for you to secure power. Stop war and come and stand independently like your wife Angelina did in 2010 election.

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      • 31 December 2013 08:56, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

        Dude, Choldit, Kim Deng, Gatluak, Bentiu Daughter, Mayom County Girl, Where is Malakal Simon any way? Your comments have been and will be an internet war without logic. Why don’t you believe that one tribe cannot fight a government on this planet, however strong it claims to be? What we should realize is that the innocent Nuer & the retarded ones are subjected to pay heavy price for one man’s show

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        • 31 December 2013 08:56, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

          Dude, Choldit, Kim Deng, Gatluak, Bentiu Daughter, Mayom County Girl, Where is Malakal Simon any way? Your comments have been and will be an internet war without logic. Why don’t you believe that one tribe cannot fight a government on this planet, however strong it claims to be? What we should realize is that the innocent Nuer & the retarded ones are subjected to pay heavy price for one man’s show

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          • 31 December 2013 10:22, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

            Issuing fruitless warning is the only option left for Dr. Fool Riek. Museveni fought a guerilla warfare until he achieved his objective in April 1986. What about you? Ending up in Khartoum in 1991 with your tribesmen was never considered an achievement. Coming back in 2002 to be forgiven and offering you VP in 2005 were meant for your lifeline, not a recipe for competition for the next flag bearer

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            • 31 December 2013 10:22, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

              Put that in your fucking brain. Failure to wait for general elections in 2015 since campaigns will be based entirely on track record as usual was turned into a failed coup attempt to lead the country you have never liberated is another big blow. Failure to accept ceasefire and face defeat was going to be another disaster for Dr. Fool Riek and his retarded Nuer who follow him on tribal lines.

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              • 31 December 2013 10:23, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                Take note of that Dr. Fool Riek, dialogue faithfully with us “without any preconditions” for the sake of peace for all the people of South Sudan, one people , one nation, Not one tribe that exists in three States (US, UNS, & JS). Come home and be forgiven again, account for the massive destruction carried out by your retarded forces and contest in the 2015 elections peacefully…

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                • 31 December 2013 10:24, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                  ….as an Independent Candidate or flag bearer of your party or another party competing with the ruling party SPLM. Tribal politics is not an option or rebellion against the government after losing election is never an option. Dinka, Nuer, Anyuak, Bari, Acholi, Shilluk, Zande, Madi and the rest are just our individual names since Almighty God allowed it to be that way but our tribe is South Sudan. P

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                  • 31 December 2013 10:24, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                    Remember to reaffirm your commitment to all South Sudanese that this must mark the end of tribal politics in this new nation. Any presidential candidate must campaign in the ten (10) States of South Sudan for unity of South Sudanese and service delivery, based on his/her political record, clouts and programs, not tribal politics or violent muscle flexing against political opponents or running mate

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                    • 31 December 2013 10:26, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                      Don’t you see in the Western world/USA? Some candidates fail even in their home States where they hail from but win in another States because of “track record” that Dr. Fool Riek Machar is fully aware of and does not want to hear the very word for reasons best known to him and his retarded tribesmen who blindly follow him as if they have no brains to digest important political issues of the day.

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                      • 31 December 2013 10:35, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                        You’re lucky Dr. Fool Riek, today was gonna be the best day for us to capture you in Adok alive, should you fail to heed the warning from the voices of reasons to accept ceasefire or face defeat. President Museveni is simply echoing what is being planned. Remember one tribe can never win a war waged against a government unless it’s suicidal or intended for one warring party to be blamed by HRW.

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    • 31 December 2013 08:56, by Big Boy

      Dear Reconci..
      I do agree with you bro..for this dirty politics.even not Nyandeng,Majak alone who were cheated even the rests of their colleagues such Deng Alor,Geer choung,Madut Biar and amongst other’s so they were misleading by food-lover and tribe leader Riak. and i repeat again Machar he ’ll die without leading this country as a president.i fear that they were shot on legs with his bro.inlaw

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  • 31 December 2013 08:58, by Kenyan the cushite

    R. Machar. fool. thief. killer. do you think we as the east african community will allow you to destroy south sudan, scare investors away from africa, kill innocent peoples? flood SS neighbours with refugees?? this is not the 1990s. if you are not attempting a coup why are u trying to take over towns? now that oil is shut down? how will the country survive now?? u are a fool sir.

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  • 31 December 2013 09:00, by Gabriel KK

    I am waiting to kick Mar Nyuot ass out of Bor city if he attempted to ever live here again because he is power thirst like his father the prophet of doom (Riek criminal)

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    • 31 December 2013 09:16, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Gabriel KK
      If u have A Uganda friend or Gogrial in Bor call him and he will tell u the history of in this morning.
      Mar Nyuot will sit as a Govenor in Jonglie state soon.
      and Dr.Machar will sit as a president of south sudan soon.

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  • 31 December 2013 09:02, by Jubawe

    To all Dinka........ Kirrr our national conflict why calling Uganda to jet to kill only Nuer citizen, Moseveni should send mediators not jets, maybe one of Riak supporter will be elected president where will Moseveni go, I feel Kirrr will not reach 2015 election with his behavior of Abusing our politician.

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  • 31 December 2013 09:12, by sweettea

    Breaking news
    Machar’s force recapture bor town. The next step will be juba. We coming for u Mr killer kiir and ur husband uganda. The mighty nuer are coming to juba to fuck u one by one .

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  • 31 December 2013 09:19, by sweettea

    This guy called riek machar is very smart guy. After he capture bor from pro government force today, he agree for ceasefire. Let see wht the government will do next , I am sure the government will broke the ceasefire just to claim back the town. But guess wht the whole world is watching now . Well done Dr machar

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    • 31 December 2013 11:12, by The rock

      if Machar made a fool of him self accepting ceasefire, his gonna get ready for ICC, leave along being in Bor. Riek is just killing Nuer coummunity because nothing will be like power sharing if that’s what his thinking, his only fighting government using Nuer name.He could only begiven a post what of other guys?

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  • 31 December 2013 10:15, by Zeki

    To President Kiir
    Never change your mind let this country go where ever Riek Machar want it to go, otherwise rule till the end.

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    • 31 December 2013 11:03, by kumkan

      Haha, wow, Bor town is bygone I’m rolling in with my M16 A4 which I will threaten Kuol to smell its barrel. I’m a proud Nuer, Panom Lual Bil, we are the Men the Gelweng are no where to be found I’m still waiting, me and Dak Kueth.Bor, the civilians are our brother and we are not killing them because they were safe by Garang’s wife the smart women who safe her beloved community from heat of our gu

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  • 31 December 2013 10:57, by Gangura

    I love Machar he is educated man, not this stupid Kirr with his empty mind.

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