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UN calls on S. Sudan’s warring parties to cease hostilities “immediately”


January 28, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nation has expressed concerns over reports of “sporadic” violence in part of South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Unity states, calling for immediate cessation of hostilities between the warring parties.

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Members of the South Sudanese delegation meet western observers ahead of peace talks in the Ethiopia on 4 January 2014 (AP)

The appeal comes hardly a week after South Sudan government and rebels signed a cessation of hostilities agreement, mediated by regional leaders, in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

“It is critical that both parties implement the cessation of hostilities agreement in full and immediately,” Farhan Haq, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary General said Tuesday.

The UN mission in the country said it received reports on the deteriorating security situation in Unity state’s Koch and Leer counties, adding that its patrol team witnessed many burnt parts of these towns.
The cause of the destruction could not immediately be established, although rebel groups blame pro-government soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir for damages caused.


The UN humanitarian and emergency relief coordinator has openly decried the current humanitarian situation and impact of the violent conflict in the country.

Valerie Amos, who is currently in the country, however, said aid agencies were supporting government’s efforts to respond to the immediate crisis, but stressed the need to early preparations ahead of the April rainy seasons.

According to the world body, at least 79,000 people, are still being sheltered at eight of its bases in the country, with half of them reportedly camping at the two Juba sites.

South Sudan witnessed the worst violence in its post-cessation history, when a dispute among the presidential guards in the capital on December 15 spread to three of its 10 states, killing over 1,000 people and displacing more than half a million.


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  • 29 January 2014 07:57, by Johndumo14

    Ex-VP,Dr Riek Machar will face treason charges,this news is welcomed by many south sudanese,he faces not only treason charges,including war crimes back dated from 1991 to 2013,this will bring jutice to our new nation,and will bring relief to the families of those killed by this war lord supported by khartoum.Those generals around him must think now of their future.

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    • 29 January 2014 08:22, by choldit

      Johndumer14% is just laying. Mrs. Kirr Museveni is the one to be taken to ICC to answer the Nuer massacre in juba. Dr. Riek Machar and his pro-democratic heroes like Majaak D Agot, Pagan Amum, Lol Gatkuoth, Oyay Deng and others will lead this country into a technocratic era. Down with tyranny regime and tribalistic of primitive Kirr and his thieves. The UN shld pressure the to release all detaine

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      • 29 January 2014 20:17, by Johndumo14

        Ex-VP Dr Riek Machar and six others are to face treason charges including Rebeka Nyandeng,she is among those opposed to President Salva Kiir rule,But Salva Kiir and his advisers ignore,her because she is the widow of late John Grang.
        Otherwise she is supposed to be imprisoned together with the 11 detained political prisoners,she even behaves like ilitrate,if her husband was a leader,so what???

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      • 29 January 2014 20:18, by Johndumo14

        Ex-VP Dr Riek Machar and six others are to face treason charges including Rebeka Nyandeng,she is among those opposed to President Salva Kiir rule,But Salva Kiir and his advisers ignore,her because she is the widow of late John Grang.
        Otherwise she is supposed to be imprisoned together with the 11 detained political prisoners,she even behaves like ilitrate,if her husband was a leader,so what???

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    • 29 January 2014 08:38, by Tutbol

      *UN urges S. Sudan army, rebels to "immediately" cease hostilities*
      the UN concerns? my foot! So long as the UNSC of all evil countries in the world; the UK, US & France & their evil juus, ’our so-called guys from the US & Europe need, just need to go pick & *pick their own noses else where+ S Sudanese have never & will never be slaves juus’S WALL STREET....

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      • 29 January 2014 08:54, by Tutbol

        not all the juus are criminals though, but juus are pure evils. Juus don’t deserve praises from our nilotics plains; *THEY ARE PURE EVIL PEOPLES* look at the US, they juus have destroyed it with their sleazy ways of gaining money from peoples---- Our peoples just need to stop worshiping these *evils* Any juus like former the US envoy---

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    • 29 January 2014 09:48, by Johndumo14

      The UN want rebels and the government of s.sudsn to implement the cessation of hostilities agreement in full and immediately.But the rebels so called white army or malitsa forces came from khartoum,these group most of them came from cattle camps,or have little education,they don`t understand the words cessation of hostilities!! Who will stop them from attacks,when attaked Un compounds or civilians

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    • 29 January 2014 10:01, by Johndumo14

      The only language Dr Riek machar and his generals will understand the cessation of hostilities is by military means
      ,the SPLA and Uganda must join forces together against Riek machar,to hunt him down in the jungule and to defeat him like Joseph Kony ,the SPLA knows the jungles of South Sudan,right now ,the CIDS knows where Riek Machar is hiding,is a matter of time,to arest or kill him.

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    • 29 January 2014 10:29, by Johndumo14

      Arest warat for Dr Riek machar.
      East African countries have issued an arest warant for Dr Riek Machar,for the theft of more than $6 billions dollars of their money in KBC
      in 3 states,Bor;bentiu,Malakal,including the stollen of 400 trucks belongs to a Somalis Business man plus worth of millions of goodsstollen by Riek forces,the case is filed in East African Cof Justice.

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  • 29 January 2014 08:23, by Tut Tut

    Fighting in south Unity and Upper Nile states is a clear signal that the tribe government of Kiir and its ally Uganda troops are violating the cessation of hostilities deal since the noted areas are under the control of freedom fighters prior to the deal.It is good the UN is taking a note for such violations.Should that provocative attitudes continue,then the freedom fighters will response in kind

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    • 29 January 2014 11:52, by Marco Bul

      To Stupid Commentators
      It is stupid to charge a rebel leader of treason before he is caught.They will not accept any peace that will make them vulnerable to be hanged.Get Riek first before you air out your bravado.I can see this war dragging on non-stop.Then NATO will come and make this country a UN Protectorate.You will tell me.

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  • 29 January 2014 13:34, by Tom D

    UN must be specific instead of saying warring parties which does not give sense at all on what is takingplace on the ground. Now it’s clear that government is the one breaking the ceasefire

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