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December 9, 2016 (JUBA)- South Sudan Salva Kiir has on Friday left the national capita, Juba, for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to take part in a meeting of the head of states and governments of the East African regional body, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir waits for the arrival of his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, in Juba on May 23, 2013. (Photo Reuters)

The IGAD summit will discuss the going economic, political and security situation in South Sudan, Somalia and other challenges facing the region.

President Kiir, according to a statement from his office, is expected to hold bilateral meetings with the IGAD head of States on areas of common interest.

He is accompanied by several high level government ministers and security officials.

The trip to Ethiopia is the third foreign visit after Equatorial Guinea and South Africa after his troops loyal to him and his main political rival and former First Vice President turned rebel leader, Riek Machar, clashed at the presidential palace in July, returning to the country to war after it first descended in violence conflict in 2013.

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  • 9 December 2016 22:08, by Bolman

    hahaha Kiir is actually called himself South Sudan’s president with that empty head of cowboy what he gonna produce without telling the East Africa leaders please help me to fight Dr Riak Machar, without ur support Dr Machar’s they will capturing me alive in Juba please me im begging u all. Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan I knew Ugandans they already did their part and they’re still doing,up to when Kii

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  • 9 December 2016 22:10, by Bolman

    I hate that criminal cowboy head

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  • 10 December 2016 00:42, by Naath

    What the criminal Dinka tribal gangs leader is going to do in the submit really? A well known world foolish leader that is known for killing and tribalism is going to attend professional submit with leaders who promote election in their country.

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    • 10 December 2016 07:48, by jubaone

      Reasonable IGAD leaders will ask themselves, why even after Riak is gone, people are fleeing, starving and dying? What concrete milestones have been achieved in the ARCISS 2015? Is peace realizable without Riak, even as Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda have become Riak-hostile? Or is bad peace better than no peace? One thing is clear without Riak all is just market palaver.

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      • 11 December 2016 04:23, by Chang Kuony

        Jubaone u nailed right,the toothless IGAD leaders want isolate Dr Riek from politic at home so that they loot the country via weakest and puppetry President of Mathiang Anyoor Salva Kiir and his tribal Dinka leaders. Without Dr Machar RSS is like headless State or fish which can’t be eaten.

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  • 10 December 2016 09:07, by Mayom2016

    To me, U need to remove the current regime in Juba thru ballots. We need to rally behind Mr. Taban and let’s implement the peace agreement. If we continue supporting the war then they don’t care because families are living a good life in foreign countries. Anyone supporting rebels is like funding gov’t ’’s project of looting public funds( I.e. Like NGOs funding). To my own analysis,no winner 4...

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    • 10 December 2016 09:15, by Mayom2016

      this senseless war. Dr. Riek is not everything bse leaders come & go and if Dr.Machar is isolated then lets continue with Mr. Taban. Dr. Machar & Mr. President’s days are numbered so lets mind our future. Refrain from supporting war but peace.

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      • 10 December 2016 09:16, by Mayom2016

        South Sudan without those two leaders is my dream.

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        • 10 December 2016 19:29, by jubaone

          Mayom,
          That is a good idea but how do you effect that?

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        • 11 December 2016 04:34, by Chang Kuony

          Dinka Kuac_ Buli aka Majok refrain from using Mayom of Bul Chol Geay Diing name. It is shame for you guys. Why siding with Nuer enemies always? Yesterday,you massacred Bentiu Nuer and looted all their properties because of Taban Deng’s dirty politicts during his gubernatorial term and now u r campaigning for him. What a gluttonous ( camjiec )?

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      • 10 December 2016 17:47, by barbayo

        President Kiir gave 35,000 USD to South Sudan students in Ethiopia after he hear situation of students Ethiopia as general and Union to be form after State emergency lift off.

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