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January 24, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A In Opposition) have accused the South Sudanese army of violating the cessation of hostilities agreement, less than 24 hours after its signing.

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South Sudan’s leader of the government’s delegation Nhial Deng Nhial (L) exchanges a signed ceasefire agreement with the head of the rebel delegation Taban Deng Gai (R) in Addis Ababa, January 23, 2014. ( Photo Reuters/Birahnu Sebsibe)

The two sides agreed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa on Thursday to stop all the military operations against each other.

The rebels led by the former vice-president said their positions have been attacked in the last few hours in Unity and Upper Nile states by the forces loyal to president Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Machar’s spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, said the pro-Kiir forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have moved out of Bentiu, the state capital of Unity, and attacked the pro-democracy forces in areas of DanDok, about 50kms south of Bentiu town.

"The pro-Kiir forces have just violated the recently signed cessation of hostilities agreement in just less than ten hours after the signing. This clearly indicates the lack of seriousness on the part of the government to respect the agreement,” he said; adding that the rebels had the right for self-defence.

Dak further claimed that SPLA forces have also attacked a number of rebels-held areas on Friday in Upper Nile state.

The mediator on Thursday announced that a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) will be formed to observe the truce.

IGAD chief mediator, Seyoum Mesfin, said that talks will stop from the 24th January to 7th of February in order to set up the various mechanisms need to implement the signed deals such a joint technical committee and MVM.

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  • 24 January 11:34, by Mi diit

    Well, well, well, let us kick out that incompetent liar called Kiir. He didn’t mean the ceasefire. He was simply lying to the world. Good, I like that. Let us kick some buts. The solution is let Kiir disappear from Juba!!!

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    • 24 January 11:52, by Planetmars

      Mii diit,don’t react blindly and push your brothers to die when you are not there.Out from Juba, out from Bor,out from malakal,out from Bentiu, detainee are still in jail,Ugandan forces are still in the country and the rebels agreed to sign ceasefire.who in the past said no ceasefire before all these condition are made.Just come home and build again all that have been burned down.

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      • 24 January 12:22, by Sir King

        - It would be wise to go with wise different tribe man instead of going with stupid tribe man like this inabling leader we have here, Salva Kiir. Sorry indeed. The world should help and dispose this weaken ape!

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        • 24 January 14:16, by Muorcienggok

          sir King, if you are from Nuer then Nuers are more stupid than any other body on this planet but if you are from Greater equatoria you should seek advises from your elders, i must not general everybody from Equatoria. you are a fool yourself appreciate Dinkas for Liberating this country then terming them as stupid do not preach enmity than peace. Shame on you!

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    • 24 January 12:19, by Sir King

      You better come back and capture Bentiu again so that stupid President Kiir understands that his brain is not working. Mahoo! God should help us and get rid of this useless and dumb man. He always drinks and goes for press release when he is drunk. I am tired of being his bodyguard for nothing and not because I do it as my wish.

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      • 24 January 12:50, by Below the Law

        Sir king
        God does not help those above the Law, those who kill innocents people like children. God will surely kill those who above Law be they you or any body.

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    • 24 January 13:07, by Tong dut

      War must go on, Nuer will funished soon, we are Dinkas who can not play with Nuer the Dogs.

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      • 24 January 13:59, by Bentiu son

        Tong Dut,big yes bravo,war must continue till our 11 political detainees are release n foreign mercenaries UPDF of Museveni n JEM forces quit South Sudan territory.We shall continue fighting till our badly needed democracy,human rights,freedom of expression/speech/movement,good governance n responsible government install across the country.Down genocidal Dinka President Salva Kiir.South Sudan fail

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    • 24 January 13:15, by Muorcienggok

      who the held are you to tell the president to get out of Juba; ask your primitive Lou Nuer Youth white Army,the few ones left will never think of coming to Juba again i think you must have heard their testimonies of how many bullets held by each of them. If the men you believe to be heroes could sing songs of frustration on the BBC’s radio yesterday who next do you think will come to Juba again?

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    • 24 January 14:02, by Yuol

      @midit
      better say the dream was to kick out Kiir, the vision that didn’t materialized.

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    • 24 January 23:05, by Tutbol

      The different between Riek Machar Nuer militias & the UN-UNIMISS is much getting murkier & blurrier each day. It is time the S Sudanese show the UNIMISS the way---to go to another country where they will go & act like rebels or opposition to the govt of that country http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/692112466?-21266:20622 the UN parallel govt experimented in S Sudan has costed S Sudanese their lives....

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      • 24 January 23:12, by Tutbol

        and destruction. The govt of S Sudan must continues to restrict the movement of the UNIMISS forces, they are not neutral but part of Riek Machar forces. The UN wants to make S Sudan its another Eastern Congo, but it will not be allowed to happen.

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        • 25 January 05:32, by Mi diit

          Tutbol,
          Your primitive president Kiir was frustrated with UNMISS because the UN documented his atrocities against civilians in Juba. The UN also knew the movements of UPDF troops of Uganda, who are now your saviours as cowards in the fight. That is all.

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  • 24 January 11:41, by BM Bol

    Any reasonable ceasefire normaly takes two hrs to be implemented. Whatever the reason may be in this case I am sure the government have their side of the story.

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  • 24 January 11:43, by Anti Terrer

    ceasefire was accepted by spla in favore to innoncent death of civilians if not it would deal with u accordly! Riak machar the king of devils!!!

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    • 24 January 11:51, by jijury

      Incompetent Kiir will never understand the peaceful solution to this conflict. Gun speaks louder for him than talk. Well now the world will not blame the rebels. let the fighting continue........

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  • 24 January 11:53, by Marco Bul

    Didn’t I told u before that the illiterate white army will think that Dinka are now vulnerable bcoz it is agreed that the Allies force should left?? They accepted ceasefire bcoz they thought they were being gang kicked in the ass.I was not happy about it anyway.Ayod,Waat,Akobo and Nasir must be razed down first.

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    • 24 January 12:05, by jijury

      Macro Bul, stop your stupid wishful thinking if it wasn’t for Uganda your Dinka’s King would have been a dead person by now but we are coming to get Salva and his father Museveni.

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      • 24 January 12:44, by michael coma

        What was signed is just ceasefire of guns and knives fire not yet sign,guys.We have to destroy Nuer’s villages first and then we stop.Lankein and Nassir need to witness death of innocent people like the way Nuer did it Bor.

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        • 24 January 13:12, by Hardlinner

          Where would greedy politicians be if we africans at large started to values our lives more than political affiliations?. It time to cut the crab let be individuals just like came into this universe. Kiir and riek do represent anyone life nor do our tribal aaffiliation matter to our personal lives. Since life is passingby event in the universe, does who become president matter to us?.

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        • 24 January 13:44, by Bentiu son

          Bor orphans aka michael coma n Marco Bul,idiots,I could laugh for whole day if Bor Gok boys could organize themselves beside their mercenaries UPDF forces of Museveni to face Nuer warriors on warfield which I strongly doubt.Your cowardice led you Dinka President to hired foreigners like UPDF,JEM or SRF n sellout Nuer boys to shielded or fight for you against Nuer warriors.What a cowardice?

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          • 24 January 14:32, by michael coma

            Bentiu Son of bitch
            We are not coward ya jana caramusa.Soon Nuer’s villages will be invaded by Dinka-Bor youth and fuck any body who have sweat hole in her ass.

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            • 24 January 17:42, by Bentiu son

              Michael ahah!Bor youths to burn down Nuer homestead what a funny thing my dear? Bor should think about the fate of their communities acrossed the Nile River to Lake State where I heard that about 350 kids n women so far were eater by BEG cannibal of Malual Aguombaar clan in Aweirial County. If you don’t bring them home to Nuer they will finish there cowards who fear Nuer to death.

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            • 24 January 20:12, by hellonearth

              WHAT BOR YOUTH? YOU MEAN THE ONES IN KAKUMA AND UGANDA? HAHAHAHAHAH I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE DAY YOU COME

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      • 24 January 12:59, by Hardlinner

        Nuer primitives and their looters are left to cry over the internet. Seriously what is wrong with you nuers for sure?. Why do you all run after visionless leader such as dr of doom riek?. Majority of you guys surely have low IQ otherwise, I can’t see reason why would anyone want to fight and die for another person leadership. This kind primitivity is what is letting africa down.

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  • 24 January 12:39, by Marco Bul

    Jijjury or Janjaro
    I’m not a supporter of those tribal figureheads in the name of Kiiriminal and Riek Machieth.To hell with them.I want Nuer to taste displacement of civilians.Wait a minute.We were at Kong kooc stage but now...Jiëëng cë bæn.Ba lielun ngom tæmæ.Ber jiök cë Jiëëng Nääth joich!!! Aaaarrrggghh!!!

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    • 24 January 13:04, by Tut Tut

      Marco, you sound typically silly here.That might be predetermined tribal trend.How come you are against both namely Kiir and Machar and then turn around to make bias statements against Nuer.However, no surprise that members of Dinka community are plugged of deceits, dishonesty, and contradictions.They can even mislead others as is the case of Museveni and others who are bag to act deceitful.

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  • 24 January 15:37, by Mapuor

    Those Nyagaat are lying, they are the ones attacking our gallant forces in Upper Nile and Unity state. International community and IGAD members should stop listening to those thugs who are only good at looting, raping and demolition of buildings. They just do not want peace in greater Upper Nile.Mr Riek is suffering from narcissistic personality Disorder and need psychiatric care

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