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South Sudan president cuts dusk to dawn curfew in Juba

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February 4, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has cut a dusk to dawn curfew he imposed in the capital, Juba, after conflict erupted in mid-December, but warned that punitive measures would be taken should violence flare again.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has steadfastly maintained he is not willing to negotiate with rebel forces over the release of political detainees currently being held in connection to an alleged coup attempt on 15 December (AP)

According to South Sudan Television (SSTV), Kiir took the decision following the completion of a security assessment that recommended the partial lifting of the curfew time reportedly to allow the continuation of essential services beyond initial curfew times imposed by authorities.

The curfew came after the eruption of tribal clashes in the country that claimed up to 10,000 lives, according to some estimates.

Presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny said in a statement that the president had now reduced the curfew to 6pm to 11pm.

However, the statement adds the original curfew would be reinstated immediately should the security situation deteriorate.

“As the government is committed to unity of our people and to bring peace in this country, the president therefore lifts the curfew as requested by various officials and leaders so that it allows delivery and provisions of essential services, especially those who may have work beyond the initial curfews time”, the statement reads in part.

The statement, issued by the minister in the office of the president, Awan Guol, also calls on leaders and citizens to co-exist and uphold peace in order to cultivate a friendly environment for business and other development activities.

“Leaders must ensure they unite all the communities and maintain peace. It is up to us all to prevail on leaders to stop inciting our people so that pastoralists and farmers co-exist peacefully and carry out their economic activities unhindered”, Guol said in the statement.

He said continued conflict was impeding the country’s development, appealing to leaders to learn to negotiate and resolve problems peacefully whenever they arise.

“Nothing is possible if there is no peace. We cannot create wealth if there is fighting between communities … So let’s learn to live together as South Sudanese people”, he said.

(ST)

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  • 5 February 05:24, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Yes, those who were distabilize the Juba have gone to their home which is Lankien the stronghold of rebel leader Riek Machar.

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    • 5 February 05:28, by omoni jr.

      This is our land, go to fucking Ramiciel,and fuck with Nuer down there.Leave us alone.Kokora must be reinstated now.

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      • 5 February 05:40, by George Bol

        Miidit/Omoni,
        Check this video out. My friend, we are not playing. Stop internet war.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVcXP8IJbZk

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        • 5 February 06:33, by Mi diit

          Kiir’s statements are always rubbish. They don’t make any sense at all. He reasons with a chicken brain. I pity South Sudan for being led by a natural foolish and drunk man.

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          • 5 February 10:19, by Mack

            Midiit,
            You use to say last time that President Kiir will not reach December 25 of 2013. What happen? He is here as our first president and founding father of South Sudan. Man be realistic and stop being naive and cynic. Kiir has a rich history in the struggle of this nation then anyone alive today. Accept the truth and you will be free from your hatred which is swallowing you brother.

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        • 5 February 08:06, by George Bol

          here is the explanation of SPLM/A flag fro DR Garang. Who is going to change it? only someone with vision not those like Riek Machar food lover
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsilKsy71Qo

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        • 5 February 10:51, by Bentiu son

          George Bol,who have guts to captured Madina Bentiu if it wasn’t sellout,traitors betrayers,blood money suckers Nuer sons who fought with their own brothers Nuer in Bentiu battle.Dr Nguen n his non integrated militias of his bro Bapiny Monytuil lead by Mathew Puljang plus foreigners like UPDF,JEM,M23,N SRF who shielded you cowards Dinkas against Nuer warriors.If this tribal war is bt Dinka v Nuer,

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          • 5 February 10:59, by Bentiu son

            it mat takes only a week for Nuer to declared their victory over cowards Jeenge/slaves.Just wait for some days to come, you will see bloodshed everywhere across Dinka Bahr el Ghazal land.Imported n hired mercenaries to fight against Nuer on your behalf cowards won’t help you at all.We had reached the point of No u-turn with you guys,we will fight to death for our own survival,dignity n respect

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      • 5 February 10:11, by Mr Point

        Sudan Tribune must ask Ping Deng Kuol, Juba’s Inspector General of police, what his force was doing in December when murder gangs were going door to door.
        ST should also ask him what he has done to find and charge the perpetrators of this mass murder.
        ST should also ask what measures he has taken to make sure Juba is now safe.

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      • 5 February 22:52, by Deng Tut

        omomi jr. yes you are right,korkora must prevail

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    • 5 February 09:39, by Tong dut

      Good, Nuer are coming soon, you wait to see Juba under Nuer hands, this time no Dinka will be in juba or south Sudan.

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      • 5 February 09:53, by Bungachier 50

        Tong Dut! you are simply an "IDIOT" person. There is no any Nuer leader that will do as you say.

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      • 5 February 10:54, by chol

        You are Nuers fool pretend to be Dinka.Internet war is not going to help you in battlefield. Dinka And the rest of tribes are going finished you off hopefully soon rather than later.Tong Dut are retarded big time.

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    • 5 February 11:16, by Johndumo14

      Dr Riek Machar must see the video of how his tribemen the White army were killed in battle in bor and other places and left being eaten by Hynas and vultures,he will notdream about to be a prsident of South sudan.The vultures are feeding on the thousands of death Nuer in Bor and around villages in Jongeli.The vultures are tired of eating the human flesh(meat) they are only eating the EYES!

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  • 5 February 05:26, by omoni jr.

    You can not talk about peace after you delibrately cleansed other tribes in juba on December 15/2013 and upto now. who are you deceiving? time for deception was long gone Dinka.

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    • 5 February 06:14, by Malakal county Simon

      Illegal president should be worried and filed his case ready to defend himself in ICC, because the Nuer Massacre in Juba will not go unpunish....

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  • 5 February 06:13, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Omoni Jr
    you are relative to Alfred Lado Gore, the who had killed in Lakes state.
    In the most comments, we have rebels comments in this website, we feel angered, because they are rebels.
    They are trying to overthrow the democratically elected government led by His-Execellency th president Kiir, then, the rebels wants to endorse a dictator rebel leader Riek Machar to run the country.

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    • 5 February 06:19, by Malakal county Simon

      Ayuiu Makuac Lam
      You are a confused creature who was born confused, and will die confused due to the lack of rationality to compelled your reader’s .... Good luck with that’s barbaric romours, but the real shit will hit you soon!!!!

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  • 5 February 08:00, by Konkooc

    from reliable source
    Alfred lado gore was cold blooded killed by nuer whom he rebelled with them.

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  • 5 February 09:30, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Malakal county, Bentiu son, mi diit and omon jr.
    am not confused, i do express the realities words, Lado Gore had found dead along with his donkey standing beside him, immediately donkey was even killed by SPLA. I how can i liar to rebels, rebels are right to express nonsene to the government like what all you are doing!

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