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Civil society groups reject foreign troops’ deployment in South Sudan: official


July 25, 2016 (BENTIU) - Civil society organizations in the newly created Northern Liech state have rejected proposed deployment of regional forces to South Sudan, saying the decision by the African Union (AU) heads of state interfered with the sovereignty of the country.

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South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir (centre left), with then vice-president Riek Machar at a rally in Unity state capital Bentiu on 8 April 2010 (Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Lam Tunguar Kueigwong, minister of information, culture and sports in a statement he extended to Sudan Tribune has confirmed that his state government has received a petition written by some civil society organizations in the state that the AU proposal is unacceptable.

He said Governor Joseph Nguen Monytuil has promised the public that the authorities in the country shall never or ever allow the foreign troops’ deployments in South Sudan.

“This had been responded positively by the governor of the northern Liech state that any intervention will be a response to aggression and war declaration by the South Sudan government and this is a red line. No single soldier will be allowed here in our land not even one,” he said.

Tunguar claimed thousands of civilians protested in the streets and later gathered and delivered letters to the governor and AU, the regional bloc, UN Secretary General and they protested strongly condemning any foreign intervention.

“They have rejected, any single soldier will be allowed as the president said the other day, the governor assures the people of Bentiu and echoed that this is accepted and the people of northern Liech did it well that they have come out and say that they don’t want the intervention,” he said.

The information minister added that the governor welcomed the decision by the civil society organizations to support the government in rejection of AU forces deployments, adding the local organizations acted in patriotism and love for the country.

“This is what is needed and now the international communities can see and hear that by themselves because the people have talked and this is the democracy needed. So don’t overrule us as the country,” he said.

However, Sudan Tribune could not independently verify names of organizations who took to the streets to oppose the regional troops’ deployment in the country.


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  • 26 July 08:07, by Joseph Canada

    You are not civil society group. you are are Dinka who are uneducated about democracy but well educated on Dinkacracy. We the rest of the country welcome those forces.

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  • 26 July 09:19, by DHARCHEP

    Joseph, welcome UN force to your father house. All South Sudanese rejected the coming of UN force to be deployed in South Sudan.

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    • 26 July 09:44, by jubaone


      It should read...

      Joseph does not welcome UN Forces to his father´s house. All jienges in South Sudan reject the coming of UN Forces to be deployed in South Sudan. Do you understand ya jienge?

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      • 26 July 20:33, by DHARCHEP

        Jubaone, I know that you do like foreign troops to come to South Sudan so that all Equatorian will practice gay system like the way arabs did it to you in the past in Juba. Dinka don’t like gay practice. Shame on you.

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    • 26 July 17:34, by choldit

      Do our pple understand that by not welcoming AU intervention forces in ss, we welcome renewed war. But anyway, war is renewed yesterday when president Kiir trashed the peace agreement by firing his peace partner Dr Machar and appointed his party mate Taban Deng Gai.

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      • 27 July 01:07, by Mayok

        You still resist on AU third force even your lord m7 warn kiir if he refuse, kiir will fall to the westen trap. I hope you sell out Nuer you better move to warrap and protect your alcoholic boss and Jce. You don’t event think of your people in unimiss and your asses still talking about that fucken dirty ass government who don’t event recognize you as a citizen.

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