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South Sudanese president vows to form all-inclusive cabinet

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August 12, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan leader, Salva Kiir has vowed to establish an all-inclusive government in order to end the nearly eight months of conflict that could cause severe famine in the country.

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

Kiir made these remarks at the meeting with members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) who visited the capital, Juba on Tuesday.

“I always say if peace is to come today, I will be the happiest person because all those who are dying are South Sudanese, whether they are fighting on the side of Riek Machar or fighting in the course of defending the nation as part of the constitutional mandate and requirements”, the president reportedly told the UNSC members.

“It is the commitment of this government to end this war and we will try to do anything within our capabilities to implement the agreement once it is signed. Based on the demand of our people, we will to move to expeditiously form an all-inclusive government,” he added.

South Sudan’s foreign affairs minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin and his cabinet affairs counterpart, Martin Elia Lomoru welcomed the 31-member delegation from the world body upon arrival at Juba airport.

Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, described the visit as an “emergency” and that the leadership in South Sudan needed to know just how urgent it was for the warring parties to form a transitional governing body in the run-up to the country’s elections.

“We will engage Riek Machar as well, probably tomorrow, and we will deliver a very tough message to him as well that the international community will not tolerate violations of the cessation of hostilities and that people who spoil the peace agreement, people who commit gross violations of human rights must be held accountable,” Samantha told reporters shortly after a meeting with the South Sudanese leader.

She added, “That is our message to all parties. We have delivered that message here; we will deliver it to Riek Machar”.

NO MILITARY SOLUTION

The US special envoy also said the Security Council was concerned over reports that arms were being brought in to the young nation, stressing that there was no military solution to the South Sudan conflict.

“The council has made it very clear that it is prepared to impose consequences if there continue to be spoilers, if there continue to be people carrying out gross violations of human rights, United states ambassador to the united nations,” said Samantha.

“We will not tolerate violation of the cessation of hostilities and people who spoils peace agreement. We have delivered that message here and we will deliver it to Riek Machar,” she stressed.

The UN delegation also held talks with other government officials, civil society activists and the internally displaced prior to their trip to Malakal, the Upper Nile state capital.

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused both sides of failing to commit to the peace process, a day after they failed to meet the sixty days ultimatum set to form a transitional government.

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  • 13 August 05:38, by George Bol

    President of South Sudan is ready to form the government without riek machar because he was fired before the conflict.

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    • 13 August 08:12, by Mr Point

      The president is ready to form an inclusive cabinet as he has been told to do so by the world leaders.

      The inclusive cabinet will include Riek Machar as Vice President. Kiir can not lie his way out of this. He must do it to please the UNSC.

      All that Saliva has tried to do in the past year, the murder of all those Nuer, it was all for nothing.

      He is back to where he started.

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      • 13 August 08:21, by Mr Point

        How is that inclusive cabinet going to work on its first day when Saliva Kiir sits down to listen to the political ideas of the people he tried to imprison or to kill?

        How is he going to lead this cabinet of politicians who know he is not to be trusted?

        Failed leader = failed state.

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        • 13 August 08:26, by Mr Point

          Kiir’s problem is that he has no political vision. He knows little of political workings and so you see him change his mind time after time because he does not understand the consequences of his actions.

          Remember he ordered the army into Heglig then he ordered them out again as he was told by UNSC.

          How is he going to sit in a cabinet where everyone is smarter than him?

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  • 13 August 05:38, by George Bol

    President of South Sudan is ready to form the government without riek machar because he was fired before the conflict.

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    • 13 August 06:29, by wang

      Ugandan government and its army must first leaves our soil before anything of so call to establish an all-inclusive government in this jungle to be signed it ….Mrs. kiir M7 will always use Ugandan army to intimate her rivals….we better burns the entirety state than given it to foreign

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      • 13 August 06:35, by Rami Tot

        Dinka president always without logic people busy to make peace he saying nonsense he understands late he doesn’t read the situation on the ground at all.

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      • 13 August 06:39, by Rami Tot

        Salvatore
        He is saying he doesn’t care because those who dying with starvation are Nuer they are not dinka and this point the world leaders has understood it well.

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        • 13 August 07:08, by Madina Tonj

          Rami Tot. Why are you complain to Salva Kiir instead of telling your complains to Riek Machar Teny. The more you guys stick with bad man which is Riek the more consequence to faces. Remember, there are many educators Nuer if the Southern Sudanese want to vote then, they will find some one who has good records but not this bad man. Your attitudes also could even punished you guys indirect way.

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      • 13 August 08:18, by Mr Point

        How is that inclusive cabinet going to work on its first day when Saliva Kiir sits down to listen to the political ideas of the people he tried to imprison or to kill?

        How is he going to lead this cabinet of politicians who know he is not to be trusted?

        Failed leader = failed state.

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  • 13 August 07:07, by George Bol

    Wang, Rami,kim, midit and likes
    You must stop crying because we have been telling you not to step on Salva Kiir Mayarddit and jieng but you fail to understand. where are your alleged 75% army you been lying. Jieng declare peny amok-stop crying for your coup.

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  • 13 August 07:35, by dinkdong

    Why now? You should have thought of "all-inclusive cabinet" before dismissing your vice and the rest of the cabinet last year. Good luck fixing your mess Mr. President! You know how it started.

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    • 13 August 08:14, by Rami Tot

      Madina Tonj,George Bol
      Regarding what you are telling but be inform that you pay the dearest price and we will not accept dragging us to make crime like you did by murdering innocents civilians but be remind that if all these peace process fail we will fight back vigorously and include your region on starvation that greater uppernile is facing now if we want it now we can transfer it to Bahr elgah

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  • 13 August 08:36, by Padiet Deng Alony

    banki moon
    john kerry
    unsc etc visiting RSS because of what, to bull people. why they donot go to syria,boko haram in nigeria,somalia, sudan why they are not seriouse about these countries or people are not dying there. why fighting among South Sudanese is too much concern in the foriegn policy, is it that they love South Sudanese or there is some thing fishy behind their rushing.

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  • 13 August 10:08, by tootke’bai-ngo

    MR. PADIET DENG,
    THE WORLD IS CONCERN MORE ABOUT S.SUDAN BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS TOO YOUNG TO HAVE SUCH PROBLEMS. ALL THESE COUNTRIES YOU MENTIONED WERE 20-50YEARS AFTER THEIR INDEPENDENCES. YOU DON’T KNOW HOW SHAMEFUL IT IS AROUND THE WORLD THAT THE GOVERNMENT WHO CLAIMED TO HAVE LOST 2MILLIONS PLUS MATYRES IS KILLING ITS’ OWN CITIZENS INSTEAD OF PROTECTING THEM. THE VERY SAME CITIZENS WHO VOTED.

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  • 13 August 10:24, by ForAll

    MY Southern Sudanese brothers and sisters: Please first go for the meetings of your tribal root leaders: Dinka - Nuer - Shulek - Beria - Latooka - Zandi- and all others.

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    • 13 August 10:57, by Frak Cho

      People like midit, kim deng, wang etc, are the most tribalists and word peace is a legend to them to mention. One thing they need to know is that, even if you call the president whatever names will never do anything, but accept what happened, then of peace and reconciliation.

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    • 13 August 11:04, by Gangura

      Kirr mast appoint Dr. Machar as PM for South Sudan whether he like or not it is a mast from the world body and we the citizens of this country, we are tired of seggregation, discrimination, triblism of the dinnkas and their stupid Kirr, we want Nuer this time around.

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      • 13 August 11:44, by Malakal county Simon

        To UNSC

        Rushing to form so called inclusive government without
        addressing the roots cause of the conflict first, is the solution to the ongoing crisis.... First Kiir must step down!!!! Second, he must be indict for the war against humanity and Juba massacre full stop....

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        • 13 August 13:48, by Malakal county Simon

          Sorry all for incorrect comment of mine above, I was meant to said UNSC should not just rush to argued the opponents to form an inclusive government without addressing the roots cause, because the positions is not the matter and what matter is who is the perpetrator that’s spark the senseless war, for that reason the person must be exclude from leading the next comming transition-government!!

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  • 13 August 15:12, by ForAll

    MY Southern Sudanese brothers and sisters: Please first go for the meetings of your tribal root leaders: Dinka - Nuer - Shulek - Barrie - Latooka - Zandi-..... and all others.

    SS-SS Dialogue is the main key for final solution.

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