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South Sudan warns UN against meddling in internal affairs

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January 21,2014 (JUBA)- South Sudan said Tuesday it would not tolerate behaviours or any act attempting to directly or indirectly subordinate authority of the president and the country to the United Nations.

On Monday, president Salva Kiir, in unprecedented attack against the United Nations wondered if the international organisation wants to govern his country. More, a senior government official went further when he told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday they reject any UN interference in their country.

"Let it be known that United Nations is not a government within a government nor is it a parallel government. It is simply an organisation of the member states to which we are a party", warned the top level official who requested anonymity.

He underlined the South Sudanese government accepted the establishment of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) because they will help the new country with technical advice and support.

He however said they realised that the UN mission wants to behave like a government of a sovereign state.

"This behaviour is unacceptable. And as the government, we will not accept any entity wanting to meddle in our affairs," he stressed.

Rebels inside UN compounds

The official claimed UNMISS was allowing people with guns to enter their protection sites in different places without questioning. He claimed the government has evidences that the mission allowed rebel forces to enter their camps with weapons after being defeated by the governments and refused disarmament.

"We have documentary evidences which show that United Nations allowed rebel forces to enter their camps when they are defeated by our forces. In some places they used UN vehicles and weapons which we have captured and the United Nations mission here did not make any complaint that some of their weapons or vehicles were captured or their premises have been accessed by the rebels

"This is unacceptable. The UN must try to show neutrality instead of taking side," the official claimed.

On 24 December 2014, the UN Security Council increased temporarily the number of peacekeepers deployed in South Sudan to 13823 military and police personnel. The decision was justified by the need to protect civilians and prevent further atrocities after reports about ethnic violence in Juba and Bor.

Frustrated by the conflict, Washington instigated to the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to request the increase of peacekeepers hoping it would at least lead to protect civilians and monitor a truce when a deal is reached by the warring parties in South Sudan.

The additional 6523 peacekeepers are transferred from UN missions Abyei, Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia.

Investigate UNMISS

Suzanne Jambo, SPLM secretary for external relations said the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon should establish an independent committee free from UNMISS representatives in the country to investigate allegations being made.

Jambo argued that South Sudanese government should be allowed by the UNMISS to enter its premises to search for weapons among those purportedly seeking shelter in the camps.

"The UN should allow the government to search for guns among those seeking shelter in the camps. How on earth can anyone explain to us, South Sudanese, that some armed soldiers who defected from the SPLA and entered into the any UNMISS camp with guns and military uniform yet the UNMISS says it is protecting civilians," asked Jambo.

The SPLM official pointed out that the president the duty to protect the other unarmed civilians who are present in the said UN camps too.

President Kiir "has every right to ask why has UNMISS kept silent on or has not strongly protested on the use of their vehicles by the rebels", she further said.

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South Sudan’s Kiir criticises UN over camp access dispute

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  • 22 January 08:26, by omoni jr.

    Salva kiir with a big mouth and little knowledge, he need to think twice when opened that dirty and ugly mouth like against UN mission in south sudan.

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    • 22 January 08:28, by omoni jr.

      Does salva kiir and his gangs have any prove or evidences to show that there were/are rebels in UNMISS compound??
      your days are numbered!!!!

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      • 22 January 09:21, by Mi diit

        This uncivilized government of Salva Kiir is going far with that mentality of disrespect to the UN. Do you want the UN to pass a severe resolution against your government which tries to kill civilians from inside their compounds? I know Salva Kiir is scared by the presence of Nuer in Juba UN compound. He has nightmares that they may come out at night and attack his residence with their bare hands.

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        • 23 January 03:03, by BBCs

          Damn Doom Nuers evil, what do you know about UN in SouthSudan? they are forigers that can be kickout if they break the agreement.they just come to work there.so dont hope they will help rick macher evil dude

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        • 23 January 05:38, by jubaone

          Kirr´s reckless talks once brought South Sudan to the verge of diplomatic scandal during the Panthou/Heglig war with the Jellaba when he criticised and made scathing remarks to Ban Ki Moon. Funny enough, just within a week he cowed in and ordered the SPLA to unconditionally withdraw. Such a pathetic insomniac is a big disgrace for the South. God Bless South Sudan!

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      • 22 January 14:09, by Planetmars

        Stop killing each others so that the UN and Uganda forces would have no reasons of being there in south Sudan. Demand to withdraw foreign forces from the country should include the withdrawal of UN forces for both are foreigners and have similar agreement with the government to be in the country. Give UN a one week notice and they will cry like they did before when Albashir threatened to expel the

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        • 22 January 14:24, by Planetmars

          m.The ugly part of this war is the rebels seems to think they have support from some western and the gov’t has it from Uganda, but the truth is who is dying in numbers? Not the foreigners but southern Sudanese. Some rebel supporter dream of Ethiopia to help them, but that’s even more risky for Ethiopia because that could bring Egypt in to help the government of south Sudan. so stop it and focus

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          • 22 January 14:30, by Planetmars

            on development. military or being a rebels is not the only way out of poverty. Ethiopia is tired of hosting endless peace talk for the two Sudan.

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  • 22 January 08:49, by Gabriel KK

    Kick the UNMISS head out of the country. she is bias.

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  • 22 January 08:57, by philipdit wol

    President Kiir citizen are behind you,’’ an action spreak louder than words.

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    • 22 January 09:18, by mathem jech amer

      This is why Bashir is liked by his people, he does not just talk in the media, he kicks their asses and always give 24 hours notice to leave the country, many UNMISS heads were dismissed including Jonk Pronk

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    • 22 January 09:31, by Joseph Canada

      Which citizens are with Kiil ya jungle ? What the president do is to continuo his killing of the Nuer tribes hiding in the UNIMISS compound. You think by accusing the wolf body will make you a hero eh? Haha soon you will be like Momar Gadhafi only that Momar G have ruled longer than you and earned a title A fir an mad child. What will yours be? museveni’s bitch or Museveni’s partner!

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      • 22 January 09:42, by Tutbol

        President Kiir naivety is sometimes baffling! You have been told all along that your UNIMISS that you have & cohorts brought to S Sudan, Jonglei state was not brought for the interests of S Sudanese, but to keep an eye on the the state of Jonglei untapped oil fields for the US. Of course the UNIMISS is a US parallel govt in S Sudan....

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        • 22 January 09:48, by Tutbol

          you dummies only wake up after the event has already been carried out by serious schemers. But you & your cohorts even the clown like Makuei with his Law degree do not even know the game & politics behind the UN armed forces?. what a bunch pathetic we have as competent leaders!

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      • 22 January 10:42, by omoni jr.

        Joseph canada,
        hahahah
        hahahahhha , you are so funny bro, His tittle will be Museveni’s "BITCH" OR "PARTNER IN BED" jajajajajaja, failed president of Warrapuuuuu

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        • 22 January 15:03, by Paul

          Tutbol,
          In addition to your points, know that UN missions all over the world or any NGOs are tools of incursion by foreign intelligence. They are easy way of employing hardcore foreign spies to study the land, people, strategic locations, and even plot regime change whenever. It is up to the host nations to come up with specific rules that guide the presence of the UN missions and NGOs actions

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  • 22 January 09:50, by Tiger

    Gabriel KK.
    Yes they should leave S.Sudan because we all have seen their dirty business,innocent civilians were called out of their camps in Unity state just because they were different ethnic and killed by the rebels.

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    • 22 January 13:23, by Wicdail

      Look at these fools. Last year they were celebrating when USA was warring the rebels not to over-through the elected government after when he (Kirr) and his gangs cooked the fake coup. Kirr and his thugs were thinking that the legislature passed by UNSC to increase the number of UN troops in RSS was to crush the rebels. But this has backfire when the world learned the truths of their madness.

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      • 22 January 13:33, by Wicdail

        Coun. UN will never allow you to Murders those innocent individuals who runs for their lives on their watch. Kirr behaviors toward UN has now proved beyond doubt that his regime is not there to protect civilians, but to kill them.

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  • 22 January 13:22, by Sudan virus

    UN wants to instigate war here in South Sudan so they can extend their mission and pour unemployed foreigners from the developed countries to loot our untouched resources.
    A real helper should take the real and good action like Uganda-defending elected government.
    Any armed civilian taking asylum in the UNMISS compound must be disarmed and the gun be given to the government.

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