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August 2, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan has dismissed as false allegations by its former agriculture minister that the August 2015 peace agreement had virtually collapsed.

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South Sudan’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, speaks to reporters in Jonglei state capital Bor on 25 December 2014 (ST)

Lam Akol resigned from the transitional government of national unity (TGoNU) on Monday over alleged failure by President Salva Kiir to respect the terms of security arrangements and the removal of former first Vice President Riek Machar as final blows to the peace accord.

He also said the peace accord was "dead", adding he had joined "other like-minded compatriots" in quest for changes in governance.

But the country’s information minister dismissed claims by his agriculture counterpart.

"Lam Akol and Riek Machar are birds of the same feathers, opportunists and always follow each other," Michael Makuei Lueth told reporters in the South Sudan capital, Juba on Tuesday.

He also described Akol’s decision to quit as "unilateral and anti-peace."

"All the parties remain committed to the agreement and so Dr. Lam Akol should realize that he is the odd man out," stressed Leuth.

Meanwhile, a national alliance of 18 political parties on Tuesday selected Kornelio Kon Ngu as its new chairman. Ngu served as deputy minister of agriculture in the new TGoNU.

(ST).

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  • 3 August 2016 08:54, by DHARCHEP

    Dr. Lam Akol need to understand that no one even need him.If Lam Akol was a man, he should question and ask himself like, what did I do to myself or what did I do to Shilluk Community not other community? So to myself, I don’t see that Dr. Lam Akol resignation was a great effect to South Sudanese. Lam Akol is a "cool war personnel rebel"

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    • 3 August 2016 12:05, by jubaone

      Dharchep,

      Both Lam Akol and Riak are PhD holders and intelligent. Kiir and Makuei have none and B.LL each. Of course it would defy common sense that less intelligent persons can lead such world class academics. Perhaps only Dr. Garang would match both Drs but not jienge half-idiots with loose and untamed tongues.

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      • 3 August 2016 16:55, by Hardlinner

        Jubaone what make the PHDs of other south sudanese less import to that of Riek And Lam?. Remember those mouth pieces have not invented any thing to talk of. Also do know that 3 years is what any person with degree need to have PHD. I also know of degree graduates that have been awarded PHDs due to knowledge they achieved in their respective field. So reasonable people wld regard PHD as a paper.

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        • 3 August 2016 17:04, by jubaone

          Hardliner,

          Please rather write in "Thokjienge" and not in English. I dont understand the nonsense you are trying to write. Our problem in South Sudan is that, such little idiots like you who after reading English Book One, think they are fit to be ministers. Of course in Warrap, Aweil or Lakes State where they are 95% illiterate. Poor you.

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      • 3 August 2016 17:09, by Hardlinner

        Jubaone, u r indeed lost. No sane person can support any of ur mentioned stoogies. To me irrespective of their qualifications, they r primitives n leeches who can’t depend on their own invention. I can respect university drop out like bill gate. If ever there were things such as king of all PHD holders then bill gate deserve one. Kiir like Riek and Lam are primitives.

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    • 3 August 2016 14:04, by jubaone

      Dharchep,

      Both Lam Akol and Riak are PhD holders and intelligent. Kiir and Makuei have none and B.LL each. Of course it would defy common sense that less intelligent persons can lead such world class academics. Perhaps only Dr. Garang would match both Drs but not jienge half-idiots with loose and untamed tongues.

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  • 3 August 2016 17:49, by lino

    It is proved around the world when Security Arrangements failed, the peace agreement is history!!! Let wait and watch what the country will witness in the next 6 months.

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  • 4 August 2016 03:06, by dinkdong

    They must be playing.

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