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South Sudanese rebel leader in Djibouti on diplomatic tour


July 12, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is in Djibouti on the fourth leg of an ongoing diplomatic tour in the region to explain the position of his group and galvanise support for the peace process, which is being mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The former vice-president and head of the armed opposition faction of the South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-In-Opposition), is expected to meet president Ismail Omar Guelleh.

Rebel leader’s spokesman James Gatdet Dak said the opposition faction’s delegation arrived in Djibouti on Saturday.

“Comrade Dr Riek Machar, chairman, has arrived in Djibouti on Saturday for consultations with the Djiboutian president, HE Ismail Omar Guelleh. The visit is in the interest of the IGAD-mediated peace talks in Addis Ababa,” Dak told Sudan Tribune on Saturday, without giving further details.

He said the rebel leader who left Addis Ababa in the morning was accompanied to Djibouti by Dhieu Mathok Diing, who is in charge of external relations for the rebel movement.

Machar last month visited Kenya and South Africa where he met president Uhuru Kenyatta and president Jacob Zuma respectively, in what the rebel group described as “successful and fruitful” interactions.


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  • 12 July 2014 15:27, by Mi diit

    Great. Expose primitive Kiir Kuethpiny as the most idiotic president the region has ever seen. You are the man DOCTOR!

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    • 12 July 2014 16:03, by Makjohnson

      Bonn-voyage to you Doctor! Tell them that, South Sudanese reject the government occupied of the bench of idiots lead by primitive warlord president Salva Kiir and, eager to see him out soooooooooooooooooooon

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      • 13 July 2014 07:39, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        His next tours will cover planets Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. goals are to solicits financial assistance and alien soldiers to come and depose Kiir.

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    • 12 July 2014 19:16, by Ito

      Dr. Khalid Ibrahim who finish south sudanese when he was overall commander in south sudan in the 1990s it is a joke. Back to the topic, the visionary, democratic and charismatic leader Dr. Riek is the savior of south sudan. This war is between democratic forces and dictatorship forces. The road is clear for any to choose. Insulting him is behavior of someone who runs out of ideas to offer.

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    • 12 July 2014 21:41, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      .Go ahead Son of this nation (S.S.)ur way is free ,let the ape known it that ur are the one who forgive him.

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  • 12 July 2014 16:07, by Thondet Manyang

    What was wrong when he was Vice? Be careful otherwise you will not come back save. Are you trying beg for funds to finance your rebellion? You won if the blood of innocent youth of Nuer killed for self interest is watching you. You were not the one who created. We need peace no more war!!! Soul and blood of those perished in vain will take you one day. God is waiting you for judgement day!!!

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  • 12 July 2014 18:02, by Dengic

    This Monster shouldn’t be given that freedom of movement.Countries who receive Machar are enemies of South Sudan.This is not a regional tour,but a tour of best hotels where he can get best food to eat.This is another indication that Nuers are subhumans who only kills people because of food.Give them more food and all of them shall return to Juba.

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    • 12 July 2014 19:08, by Malakal county Simon

      Salva Kiir Kiir failed.... Period.!!

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    • 12 July 2014 21:01, by Bentiu Sudan


      Now you said, "this is not a regional tour, but tour of best hotels where he can get best food to eat". How about when Kiir visited, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa and many more. Was Kiir touring the best world hotels where he can get good food to eat right? Because you know you run out of good words to defend your dictatorship that is why you are so jealous.

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  • 12 July 2014 19:02, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Mi diit
    don’t exciting, Riek Machar journey is fruitless journey. What promote rebel, to have outcomes from trip?
    The only qualified rebel leader Sudan generally are:
    1. Late Dr. John Garang de Mabior from SOUTH SUDAN.
    2. Late Dr. Khalid Abrihim from DARFUR.

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    • 12 July 2014 21:51, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Ayuia Makuach Lam
      plse correct ur mistaken comment, don’t u known z the whole world realize Dr.Machar is the really father of this Nation?
      Look all countries they accept Dr.Dhurgon issue, plse joint the rebel very soon dear.

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  • 13 July 2014 00:48, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Pinyin Gatkuoth
    the whole world known Riek Machar as prophet of Doom and he cannot rule south Sudan with Doom worshipe.
    The whole Nuer are dying because of spiritual believer Dr. Dhurgon what a dirty tribe in the Republic of South Sudan?

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