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S. Sudan’s Kiir protests global isolation over ongoing conflict

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December 27, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has expressed disappointment with the global community for isolating his administration, claiming the young nation has been written off.

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President Salva Kiir addresses the nation at the South Sudan National Parliament in Juba, November 18, 2015. (Photo Reuters/Jok Solomon)

“I know that many in the world community have written us off and there are many out there who believe that the situation in South Sudan will never get any better. We have a simple message for them, South Sudan shall rise once again and it shall be triumphant against all the odds”, he said in a Christmas message to the nation.

The South Sudan leader said he was optimistic the war-torn nation would come out of the situation to which it has been thrown into after the 2013 political differences within the leadership of the governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) over pushes for internal reforms and democratic processes-turned violent.

“Let the skeptics be reminded that the proclamation of South Sudan’s independence on July 9, 2011 was perceived as a mission impossible and yet you the people of South Sudan succeeded to make it possible,” said the South Sudanese leader.

He further added, “Therefore if you could accomplish such a feat, why would anyone question your ability to recover from the present predicament? This country shall emerge stronger, united and prosperous and we shall be the envy of the world”.

According to Kiir, the national dialogue he and his administration initiated as the only way to resolve differences would go down in the history books as the turning point when South Sudan regains peace.

“Peace and prosperity are within our reach and I challenge all of you to unite and work together to return the good days of South Sudan,” he stressed.

The clashes come barely a month after Kiir announced a national dialogue involving a bottom-top approach to address local grievances and political issues affecting the country. He formed a committee to lead the dialogue, a move critics say could derail the process.

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  • 27 December 2016 20:47, by dinkdong

    That’s what happen when you are a dictator and a corrupted leader. Deal with it.

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    • 28 December 2016 19:38, by Maguto

      president should not do that,otherwise, he has to accept changes in the country

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  • 27 December 2016 21:31, by Wantedd Kidd

    Salva Kiir
    crying like a baby, wait!! wait!! wait!! wait!! it just a beginning of dry season, whom are you blaming world?? HUHUHU!!! ??

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    • 28 December 2016 04:35, by Joyuma John

      Wanted Kid,
      A leader must regret to the suffering of his own people, being at government side or IO side being criminals like what is in Quartoria, the president has all political responsibility to react either positively or negatively to show concern for his people is above all his individual interest .Biblically as kiir put, s.sudan shall rise again to the point where hopeless could not believe

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      • 28 December 2016 07:28, by jubaone

        Joyuma,
        It’s as if a monkey that has lived with human beings suddenly has hopes to start talking, speaking and acting like humans. No, Kiir has turned the country into a hopeless, subhuman jienge state that can’t and won’t develop. Just dream and drink.

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        • 28 December 2016 13:56, by Joyuma John

          Dear Jubaone,
          Surely it is a bad habit if Jieng are drinking all the type of alcohol being sold in all states that constitutes s.sudan and denying other tribes of s.sudan. When they have a right to drinking too.ur compliant is accepted. But The question is who is drinking those drinks which are sold in pagak, which its population comprised of 100% Nuer?

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  • 27 December 2016 21:41, by Wantedd Kidd

    No national dialogue without inclusive of all stakeholder.
    No national dialogue in absent of people’s leader Dr Machar.
    No Machar No peace

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  • 27 December 2016 22:57, by Tambura

    The problem with kiir and his a like they can not get it easy. They want to see suffering of people until remain only them in that office than they will understand south Sudan will never come out from war as long Kiir and his a like is in office.

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    • 28 December 2016 11:36, by ngadodo

      Kiir his said problem is Global isolation, his the one who creating isolationist to himself he made rebel to his party SPLM and he created wars and blaming others. S.Sudan ordinariness people nothings to do with this current problems at less he sort out by himself.

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  • 28 December 2016 05:32, by Tilo

    Now your crying
    You never listen to advice from any part of the world therefore they have to isolate them selves from you. You are a die hard man, you think you know better. You should experience and face it.
    Your Nd is not going to work if you don’t include all your oppositions and the ND should be hosted outside S. Sudan otherwise this ND is just as useless as you know.
    GOOD LUCK ND

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    • 28 December 2016 08:00, by Gatluak jal

      Hey Tilo, the world you are talking about are not listening to Kirr or Machar. Both men are in same cage my brother. But one thing I want to tell you is this: Dinka and Nuer are brothers and sisters. In 1991, Nuer killed Dinka but it didn’t prevented both tribes to united for their common goal which is SS. So, I believe that both side will put the interest SS first as a priority.

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      • 28 December 2016 10:01, by Tilo

        Dear Gatluak jal
        I don’t support either of them, they are both problem of South Sudan, I do support the sanction which failed to be adapted by the UNSC, and the Sanction could include all the warmongers. We have already witness the situation when Riak was in Juba and we are now experiencing the situation as riak is not included in the TGNU. We need to accept and include all partners of agreement

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  • 28 December 2016 06:35, by Future1

    Nothing is impossible and the evils will feel shame when we are out from this crisis. It happened during liberation struggle that most of them defect but they came back. Even that global community is tired of them. We need quick national dialogue that is all the trust may appear. That is is the great difference you are fighting for success while rest are for downfall. You’ll defeat them.

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    • 28 December 2016 12:42, by Resolution

      Mr President doesn`t mean the real nation wide dialogue he is trying to mobilizes resources(money) for him to buy more weapons for up coming plans of ethnics cleansing 2017 according to them

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  • 28 December 2016 06:53, by J P Puok

    kikulacho kinguonin mwako

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  • 28 December 2016 07:14, by Ram Mi Ran

    Salva Kiir is crying like a baby now.
    The solution of South Sudanese problem is you. If you want south Sudan to be stable again you can just step down and give power to those who love South Sudanese people. That is the only solution for you to gain popularity.

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  • 28 December 2016 10:55, by TRUE WATCHDOG

    We need to be very aware that outsiders get their interests met only through serious suffering of our people because they’re aiming to inherit our properties after killing ourselves to the end.Let search for peace and leave them barking for it can’t interrupt our mission unless we have the same ambitions to them.We’ll come together again with no doubt.

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  • 28 December 2016 10:55, by fadhamula

    There is calm after every storm and the harder a situation gets, the closer its relief. With your goodwill remarks Mr. Kiir, i trust that He Who perfects all situations shall make ’ways. I am african and human and stand with you, conflicts happen and sometimes the test may seem unsolvable, but the burden is not going to be too much on you, not for long. Help is coming, trust in He

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  • 28 December 2016 12:46, by Sadam Kuikoy

    Ahahah— Now it’s not a coup? look at this monkey, after you made this country South Sudan a fail state you come to realize that its was a political difference within ruling party SPLM?, the useless monkey that deserves no respect, the magnitude of struggle for betterment of this country will continue shaking the foundation of this country until the bright day emerge without you village chief.

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