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Ban Ki-Moon urges S. Sudanese leaders to form interim government

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June, 17, 2014 (GENEVA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar should begin the process of forming a transitional government formation they recently agreed upon, the United Nations chief, Ban Ki-Moon said.

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Salva Kiir speak to the media in Juba (File/AFP)

In his remarks at press conference in Geneva Tuesday, Ban described the South Sudan situation as grave, stressing that both warring parties “must” uphold the cessation of hostilities agreement reached in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Kiir and Machar agreed on 10 June to end the ongoing conflict in the country and fully engage in the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led peace talks.

The meeting, on the sidelines of the IGAD summit, was only the second direct engagement between the two rival leaders since conflict erupted in mid-December last year. It also follows the 9 May signing of a roadmap agreement to guide further negotiations.

Meanwhile, the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says it is protecting some 93,000 displaced people within its sites.

Humanitarian agencies in the country are reportedly faced with the need to assist up to 1.5 million displaced throughout the country, and some 3.5 million people enduring alarming levels of food insecurity. Last month, at least $600 million was pledged by donors at a conference organised to raise funds for South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis in Oslo, Norway.

“It is essential that the pledges made at last month’s donor conference in Oslo are translated into funding to save lives now”, emphasised the UN secretary-general.

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  • 18 June 2014 13:18, by wang

    Ugandans troops must withdrawn first from our soil, before such forming transitional government is comes a light…..

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    • 18 June 2014 15:05, by Tong dut

      Both Dinka and Nuer can not lead south sudan.The two mad gogs are the same,who is who?

      Dinkas started killing nuer yesterday at juba airport just he is a Nuer by tribe. and we said our dinkas goverment ruled by kiir uneducated fool.

      @ King,you are right. I agree with you on one point.

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    • 18 June 2014 15:11, by Tong dut

      Both Dinka and Nuer can not lead south sudan.The two mad dogs are the same,who is who?

      Dinkas started killing nuer yesterday at juba airport just he is a Nuer by tribe. and we said our dinkas goverment ruled by kiir uneducated fool.

      @ King,you are right. I agree with you on one point.

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  • 18 June 2014 13:26, by Sir King

    Ki Moon,
    Kiir and Riek are all stupid. IGAD Ambassador proved that those two leaders are stupid. Look here!

    1. Kiir was advised by Telar Ring to start the fight and claim to be a coup attempt, that is completely foolish adice.

    2. Riek Machar responded it aggressively on tribal based by revenging to idiots things Kiir has done in Juba on date 15/12/2013. Are they not stupid?

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    • 18 June 2014 20:29, by Madina Tonj

      Sir King. I couldn’t disagree any more because these two leaders are not merely stupid but also they have no Ideas on how to make development special Dr. Riek Machar Teny is so foolishness politician even Salva Kiir is a little a bit better than PhD holder. Most of the time I real blame Riek Machar for causing another war instead establishing his political strategy on what he will do for all peopl

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  • 18 June 2014 15:03, by Angelo Achuil

    Our national suffering will ends ONLY when our citizens learn to separate the two -an individual and his/her tribe.

    If you are angry at one group of people becoz of the sins of an individual. You will never heal - what does that makes you looks look?

    "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to its container than on anything it is poured on.” Mark Twain

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  • 18 June 2014 17:11, by Tong dut

    The new war in manvolo western equatoria was started by Dinka
    Agarr,Three killed from western Equatoria.

    Another war at juba Airport was stated by Dinka who killed a Nuer just his tribe in a Nuer.

    What is wrong with those Mad dogs.Soon you will see the result
    of what they wants.Seven roads for their lives.

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  • 18 June 2014 18:38, by Mr Point

    Tribalism is what keeps Kiir in power. The Party and key organisations have been corrupted.

    It is not safe for Dinka to express dissatisfaction with Kiir. Some of my people suffered for this. You have seen reports of how "security" visit those who criticise Kiir.

    South Sudan will only move forward when reform and democracy prevail over corrupt tribalist practice.

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  • 19 June 2014 09:38, by kuach yak

    By supporting a stupid person, you also becomes stupid by virtue of logic. To tell you that Kiir is very stupid, if I were him on 15/12/2013, I would chase away Dr. Machar wihout killing the Nuer, he will be in exile like Dr. Lam and life will move on, the Nuer would not rebel. But because of foolishness, he rose up and said "I don’t want to see any 91 in the streets" this result to killing 1000.

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  • 19 June 2014 09:42, by kuach yak

    Nuer who had nothing to with Dr. Machar. You can’t be a leader of a country yet you hold tribal grudges against your own people. Apart from education, Kiir is naturally ill-mannered because the decisions he makes, even my illiterate father in the village cannot make them. I don’t understand why would some Dinkas insisted on him yet he is actually spoiling the image of Dinka across the country.

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