Home | News    Monday 28 July 2014

S. Sudan’s Kiir signs Yau Yau peace accord into law

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

July 27, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir on Friday signed into law a peace accord recognising the formation of the Greater Pibor administrative area in the country’s largest state of Jonglei.

JPEG - 67.6 kb
South Sudan rebel leader David Yau Yau (UN photo)

The directive was made in a decree read on the state-owned SSTV.

Early this month, president Kiir promised to sign into law the peace agreement with Jonglei-based rebel leader, David Yau Yau, after his South Sudan Democratic Front Cobra Faction inked a final peace deal with government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Yau Yau rebelled in 2010 after losing elections to represent Pibor county in Jonglei state’s legislative assembly, accusing the ruling SPLM party of rigging votes. In 2011, however, he accepted a presidential amnesty, but rebelled again the following year.

The latest agreement gives the Greater Pibor administrative area special status under the office of the president. Thus by accepting formation of the administrative area, Kiir now shoulders the responsibility of appointing an administrator for the new unit to be funded by the presidency.

President Kiir vowed to ensure the agreement is fully implemented, including the nominating an administrator and availing funds for the construction of a school, hospitals and a road in Pibor area.

“As South Sudanese we have experiences of always solving our own internal crises by ourselves. This was demonstrated by my brother David Yau Yau a few months ago when he reached an agreement with us, the government,” Kiir said during the 9 July independence celebrations.

“No foreigner came to mediate amongst us and David Yau Yau. We knew our problems were our own and if we can solve them, it is better we resolve them before the problem finishes us up. This is one good example,” he added.

The Murle who inhabit Pibor county celebrated the president’s decree soon after its official announcement on Saturday evening.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 28 July 01:10, by Ito

    This is nonsense from the crumbling and tribal government in Juba. HOw about the issue of east equatorian land illegally attached to the so-called administrative area. This peace will not last, Yau yau will return back to bush like how he did before. There is nothing called administrator. If it is a state, there should be governor. Administrative area under governor of Jonglei said the document

    repondre message

  • 28 July 06:40, by Madina Tonj

    Ito. You guys are not living in South Sudan to see how bad the Idea of supporting rebellion or creating rebels is and this is why some of you had generated in supports bad Idea. Remember at the time when Riek Machar was asked by his brothers in-law to compared who is a good leader between late Dr. John Garang de Mabior and he said, Salva Kiir is the best person but look now he is creating rebels?

    repondre message

    • 28 July 11:45, by ngadodo

      doesn’t matter man, what you need to do is mine your business.

      leave us alone because we are human being which we know our busness.

      repondre message

  • 28 July 07:24, by dinkdong

    He better watch out!

    repondre message

    • 28 July 14:46, by michael coma

      Thanks Mr.president Kiirdit for bringing an end to Yau Yau’s rebellion in Jonglei state.We need peace in our country.Going back to table with Machar to end this current senseless war in our beautiful country.

      repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Referenda in Scotland and South Sudan told a tale of two cities 2014-09-21 06:01:02 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman September 20, 2014 - This article comes against the backdrop of the referendum in Scotland and southern Sudan in the years 2014 and 2011, respectively, and the result was (...)

Undermining South Sudanese expertise’s is ironical! 2014-09-19 10:15:59 By Peter Gai Manyuon September 18, 2014 - The recent order from the Ministry of Labor and Public Service in the Republic of South Sudan that was issued on 16th of September 2014 is absolute (...)

Sudan - Colliding interests 2014-09-16 10:04:11 By Mohamed Elshabik September 15, 2014 - Sudan seems to be unconcerned by the current political crisis in the region. Amid a prognosis of full-scale war in South Sudan, unrest in Egypt, chaos in (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group: Art as resistance – art as resilience 2014-09-09 12:34:15 Sudan Democracy First Group Art as Resistance – Art as Resilience September 8, 2014 - To mark the third anniversary of the resumption of civil war in Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan, (...)

Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice 2014-09-03 13:13:43 Amnesty International Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice The brutal suppression of protest in Sudan must end, and members of the security (...)

National Dialogue in Sudan: Past experiences and current challenges 2014-08-27 06:18:22 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) Since independence, Sudan has undergone a number of national peace agreements, some of which were observed and honored for short periods, others which were (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.