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South Sudan president to attend US-Africa summit

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July 15, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, is expected to attend next month’s US-Africa summit to be held in Washington, the US ambassador to South Sudan disclosed Tuesday.

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South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, addresses the media in Juba on 2 May 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Paul Banks)

“President Salva Kiir has been invited and has signaled that he is planning to attend the summit,” Susan Page told reporters in Juba.

About 50 African heads of state and government as well as African Union chairperson, a range of US and African civil society and business leaders, young African leaders, and Members of Congress will grace the summit.

This year’s summit is reportedly the largest single engagement by any US president with the African continent.

“The preparations are taking place and a number of site events will be taking pace and we are looking forward to the Young African Leaders Initiative,” remarked the envoy.

“All our members who have been selected from South Sudan will be there,” said Page, citing borders, terrorism, food support and investment as key issues to be discussed.

The presence of so many African leaders at the summit reportedly provides an historic opportunity to further strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.

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  • 16 July 12:30, by wang

    Hope he is not going to embarrassing himself at front of those 50 heads of states by asking more troops to fight for him….

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    • 16 July 14:32, by Projector

      Wang!!!! You had already embarrassed your self before Kiir even reach USA for the summit.

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  • 16 July 13:52, by Black Africa

    What surprised me ! During the Independence Day celebration, those African leaders were invited to attended the third Independence Day of the new young nation but they didn’t show up, only museveni show up because of the interest of the Uganda people who are benefit from South Sudan more than its citizens. What does that means to Mr.Kiir ? Secondly,

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  • 16 July 14:06, by Black Africa

    Cont.
    the US has embarrassed VP. Igga and FM. Benjamin during their visited to US to attended the UN conference. Mr. Kiir, You have embarrassed the people of South Sudan. We the people of South Sudan don’t want you to go because your are embarrassing us and they look at you like a stupid people who have no common sense.

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    • 16 July 14:48, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Rebel is anxious almost to hang themselves.
      Rebel claims Kiir is not legitimately elected president, if so, why he is invited by US-African summit to attend?
      President Kiir has fresh mind to address the south Sudan crises on front of world leaders.
      Thanks president, for your best and for the south Sudan as well the government.

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  • 16 July 14:25, by Black Africa

    Mr. Kiir, Unless President Obama administration to inform you that your invitation to go to America is cancel because Mr.Kiir don’t have common sense to evaluate that is why they inform him.

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  • 16 July 14:26, by Black Africa

    Mr. Kiir, Unless President Obama administration to inform you that your invitation to go to America is cancel because Mr.Kiir don’t have common sense to evaluate that is why they inform him.

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    • 16 July 15:35, by Malakal county Simon

      I like the America plan because this stupid president Kiir, will never make it back to South Sudan after killings the Nuer civilians in Juba without any reason!! All I can said now is good luck Mr stupid president for your invitation to US-Africa summit.

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      • 16 July 18:19, by Chol A.

        Malakal nyagat you sound like jealous and being irritated of Kiir’s leadership but who will embarrass must is your tribalist dr hopeless Riek. You always claim of Nuer being killed in juba while disregard many Dinkas you murdered in three states! Are your live better than innocent Dinka you killed? Please being rebels you must deserve to be killed and there are many more killing going to happen.

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        • 16 July 18:22, by Chol A.

          Con
          Unless you surrender or have peace among ourselves because we are tired of your stupid attitudes against this nations.

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  • 16 July 15:45, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Let us prais our president Kiir to open his mind to address the US-African leaders summit due to be held in Washington.
    High anxious to rebels about high atrocities they did in three battalion state which are Unity state, Jonglei state and Upper Nile state of Malakal town.
    President Kiir will not reports such a mistaken to the meeting thought rebel is worry.

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  • 16 July 20:39, by Black Africa

    If you look at most comments, those who support Kiir are all Dinkas, they support Kiir because he is Dinka.

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  • 16 July 22:52, by Gogrialboys

    Mr. president, this is your golden opportunity to set the story of Riak Machar straight to those Americans who might otherwise, think you created the problem and that you were using false accusation of acoup attemt in order to get rid of him. I know you have shown the world of how kindly and patient you are, given the militias of the same tribe that has been creating instability to our people by

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    • 16 July 23:00, by Gogrialboys

      killing innocent and looting properties of many civilians. It is the same guy of 1991, who at the time our movement the SPLA, was at the realm of victory of liberating the whole South,turn and stubbed us at the back. You have given so many amnesties to people that were even taking up arms to kill Dinka for the sake of peace and unity our country. Now, the problem of Riak was, and is known to many

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      • 16 July 23:08, by Gogrialboys

        people, that Riak don’t want his tribe to flourish. He did it in 90s, by joining with "NIF" to recapture towns that were under SPLA control and handle them to Jalaba. Riak Machar is a guy without self-knowledge and I can attest to those who want to know why I say so. Folks, look at his records, and then tell me who in the world can be a leader who hook ups with prostitute on internet or agents?

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        • 16 July 23:14, by Gogrialboys

          Look, he has no family foundation although Angelino Teny is always running after him. The guy is a goofy who cannot even differentiate white bitches and CIA agents. He can just hook up with them, and that is the leader Nuer can offer to SouthSudanese by dying for him to be president. We died for country not for individuals to rule us, and so for those Nuer, let it be known to them that Riak is not

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          • 16 July 23:19, by Gogrialboys

            going to rule this country no matter how hard they will fight. Riak has done so many bad things against people of SouthSudan, and therefore, he should be left to kill people until his time comes to follow those he killed. I’m happy that his problem is now known to all of us as SouthSudanese, and he will be dealt with to know that power is with people and with devil individuals like him.

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            • 17 July 18:50, by John mamer

              my advice to president is donot go, donot even recieves advices from them, their intention are questionable look for alternative place to be heard be reminded too that a friend in need is friend in deed.

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