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UK calls for formation of S. Sudan’s transitional government without delay


January 27, 2016 (JUBA) – United Kingdom Minister for Africa, James Duddridge has said there should be no further delay to form South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity in accordance with the August 2015 peace accord to end the war and alleviate the suffering of the people.

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(L-R) Norway’s Erik Solheim, USAID’s Rajiv Shah, South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, UK’s Andrew Mitchell and Cirino Hiteng, minister for the presidency, May 7, 2011 (Photo: Safi Matata)

Duddridge, who visited the South Sudanese capital, Juba met President Salva Kiir, foreign affairs minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin and the armed opposition faction’s (SPLM-IO), chief negotiator Taban Deng Gai on Wednesday.

“In his meetings the Minister emphasised the UK’s desire to see the peace agreement fully implemented and urged the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity without further delay,” partly read a brief statement extended to Sudan Tribune by the British embassy in Juba.

During his meetings with the South Sudanese officials, Duddridge he made clear his government’s position to both the nation’s leaders and the opposition.

“All South Sudan’s leaders bear a responsibility to their people to implement the peace agreement fully so the long and difficult task of rebuilding the country can begin,” he said.

Britain forms part of the Troika, comprising of the United States as well Norway. The Troika sponsored the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediated peace process, which halted the South Sudan’s conflict that killed tens of thousands of people.

Last week, however, the Troika halted accommodating members of the armed opposition’s advance team, citing what it described as the lack of commitment from the two warring factions to form a transitional government.

But Duddridge said the UK would continue to support the South Sudanese.

“The UK has a long term commitment to South Sudan and we will continue to work towards the peaceful and prosperous future its people deserve,” he stressed, without further elaboration on the specific support.

Duddridge visited the United Nations base hosting hundreds of thousands of people seeking protection from peace keepers over the last two years.

“The UK is committing long term support to the South Sudanese people, along with emergency humanitarian assistance, to help the country recover after two years of conflict,” further noted the UK embassy statement.

It added, “Beginning this year, the UK is also committing over 250 UK military personnel to the UN Mission in South Sudan so it can more effectively support peace and security”.


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  • 28 January 2016 05:09, by Mi diit

    UK, where is the constitution so as to form the unity government?

    Or do you want to experiment a government without a constitution in South Sudan?

    Are you people tired of calling spade a spade?

    Can’t you tell between the accord violator (Kii) and the accord implementer (Dr Machar)?

    Is there 28 states in the peace agreement?

    Please stop your selfish business in South Sudan and act legally.

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    • 28 January 2016 10:47, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      That is what we tell you. You cannot reverse what is popularly accepted by the people. Is ur rebellion constitutional by asking the moronic questions to sb who fed you for so long?
      You better hang yourself if u don’t like it b’se 28 states have nothing to do with TGoNU. Why do u & ur leader worry so much of 28 more than the suffering of ur innocent people?

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      • 28 January 2016 12:16, by Mi diit

        Shaddrack Nuer Machut,

        You will one day regret your stupid 28 states. WE know that you want to grab lands of others by these 28 states.

        You will one day curse Saliva Kiir for creating them.

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        • 28 January 2016 16:52, by Force 1


          If that’s the case someone else is going to regret 28 states; then why worry so much about it? It’s now clear that you pinheads can’t govern yourselves in your own states without Dinka and there is nothing we love more than that watching you failing terribly in your own states. We just can’t wait to see Nuer governing themselves alone; that will be fun to watch blind leading the blind!

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  • 28 January 2016 07:34, by Eastern

    UK, a member of Troika, calling upon the savages without action is time wasting. Nothing will happen until some tangible action is taken on those SPLA leaders responsible for continuation of the conflict.

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    • 28 January 2016 11:49, by Bentiu Sudan


      I agree with brother. Calling for peace without any action is waste of time. The help the UK was talking about is fake help to continue the war. This is exactly what editor discussed in his article on Southsudannation.com. Accusing both size equally without pointing their on wrongdoers will never ever bring peace in South Sudan.

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  • 28 January 2016 08:18, by Nyesi Ta

    What! British minister for Africa? What the heg! How can this tiny island appoint a minister to run Africa as a ministry? Britain is a country that has unwritten laws referred to as common law. The British unwritten constitution can simply be summed up in 8 words: What the Queen in Parliament enacts is law and hey want us to be like them although we cannot.

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  • 28 January 2016 08:42, by Big Head

    Midit stop your fuck comment...we have a constitution place as country, incorporating your rebellious ideas can’t work please. stay in foreign’s capitals or accept whatever outcome.

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    • 28 January 2016 12:18, by Mi diit

      Big empty head,

      Okay, no peace until Kiir is dead. Let the war continue.

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