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Former minister wants S. Sudan under UN administration


August 3, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s ruling party’s (SPLM) former secretary-general, Pagan Amum has formed an advocacy group seeking to bring the world’s youngest nation under the administration of the United Nations.

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Pagan Amum (Getty)

In an interview with VOA, Amum said he wants the international community to directly intervene in South Sudan to prevent the country from collapse.

He described "South Sudan Reborn", as a platform for advocacy and education; campaign to keep the young nation united and not divided on tribe.

The initiative, he further stressed, would have to involve regional players like the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African continent, the Troika countries and members of the international community to save South Sudan.

The group’s aim "is to bring the violence to an end through calling on the United Nations to take over South Sudan.”

According to Amum, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar have “failed” the country.

“President Salva Kiir took the country to a civil war, which he made very brutal and tribalistic, and now the genie is out of the bottle and it is out of control,” he told VOA, adding “President Kiir has miserably failed to take the country back to peace.”

Amum urged appealed to leaders, including Kiir and Machar, to pave way for technocrats.

He said the South Sudan can only succeed if those tasked with managing it put in place strong institutions that promote good governance, democracy and human rights.

Amum, one of the country’s former political detainees, recently expressed the African Union proposal to send foreign troops in South Sudan to support the United Nations peacekeepers, a move rejected by the Kiir administration.


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  • 4 August 2016 08:59, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It is not a surprise a patriot and a voice of logic is spitting out the right medicine for South Sudan. Pagan Amum has been at the hub of SPLM/A leadership so he knows the organisation is brutal and tribal. His invocation for UN to intervene in the country makes sense as for today South Sudanese kills South Sudanese. Was that the objective of SPLM?

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  • 4 August 2016 09:19, by Alfredo christiani

    You’re most stupid person in entire south Sudan nation, and you’re thief number one in the nation, you’re a pure street boy who was brought up by Dr john Garang, ahahahahahha these years Rats are the one looking for the cats ,shut your dirty mouth , failed street boy who did not mobilized his own family wanted to rule the country ,are we dogs to be rule by Pagan?

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    • 4 August 2016 09:34, by Panda Odhie

      He want to use the cheap ladder to ascended to power whom did he want to fool south Sudan is not for Pagan or FD country there are people that think better than. Look at bandit,

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    • 4 August 2016 09:38, by Eastern

      .....he may be "stupid" but Pagan Amum is absolutely right here....

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    • 4 August 2016 12:35, by jubaone

      Alfredo Christiani,

      Cool down Alfredo, such street talks are only for jienges and I think you are not one of them. If you are, then placing the South Sudan under UN Mandate would make sure, your people will be able to get good education (I see you seriously need that), food (instead of flocking to Khatoum), skills (Kiir and those monkeys are simply old rebels, foolish and not technocrats).

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    • 4 August 2016 15:43, by Hardlinner

      pagan shld know that his proposal is a direct betrayal to heroes n heroines who lose their lives fighting for liberation of S.sudan. If UN did indeed care about welfare of south sudanese, why didn’t they intervene during the early stages of south-north war which claimed over two millions S. sudanese. The problem in S. sudan is political n to end it,, all S. sudanese need to back way from wars.

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  • 4 August 2016 09:40, by Eastern

    This is a call of hope; true South Sudanese should rally behind Pagan Amum to have South Sudan reborn under UN Trusteeship. Let Kiir and cohorts lick their wounds!

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  • 4 August 2016 09:40, by Freedom Fighter

    Handing over the beloved country ( South Sudan ) to the foreigners is no freedom fighter and no patriotism or nationalism, but the act of coward and betrayal to the land and great people of South Sudan.

    I would accept Riek Machar or Nuer tribe take over the country than the UN.

    Go fuck yourself, you mother fucker

    Freedom Fighter

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    • 4 August 2016 11:57, by Akook

      Pagan is absolutely right. UN needs to take over this country, reform it, set up institution for a period of 10 years.
      We will already be like Angola and that is what average citizen wants! Not marauding death on tribal lines

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    • 4 August 2016 12:42, by jubaone

      Freedom Figter,

      Uuh! Jienge watch your language. I think you´re living in the US, Canada, Australia or maybe Europe. You´re fed, educated and still have the guts to refuse your fellow Junubin get that. What beloved country when you cant even feed yourselves? When tailless monkeys go raping old women, teenage girls? When you kill with impunity, steal without sense of guilt? Oh you scoundrel!!

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  • 4 August 2016 15:39, by Whortti Bor Manza

    Alfredo christ,
    Crude, uncivilised tone and crooked language full of insults and personal attacks are the characteristics of Dinkas. This is a forum for intellect logic, not street and insane brains.

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  • 4 August 2016 16:22, by Eastern


    Please Alfredo Al Pagani, alone in his own world....

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  • 4 August 2016 17:37, by lino

    Simply South Sudan needs South Sudanese Technocrats...Period!!! Else, we are all beating around the bush and on circle.

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