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Yei people want Kiir to end war and restore peace : South Sudanese minister

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January 4, 2017 (JUBA) - Government official who just ended a visit to Yei says South Sudanese in the volatile Yei River State have called on President Salva Kiir to end war in and achieve reconciliation.

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S. Sudan cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomoro (Photo KT Press)

UN officials including UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, issued reports about the deterioration of the security situation and massive displacement of civilians in Yei.

On Wednesday the delegation which had been led by the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai presented a report President Salva Kiir, petitioning him personally to reach out and speak out directly to the aggrieved population.

Cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomuro told reporters that every group they met has a special message to the President. So they decided to compile all the messages they were given by various groups into a single and detailed report.

“You know every group we met and held discussion with them has a special message to the president. Their messages are all about peace, they want the war to stop. " said Lomuro.

"They want their people come out from wherever they have run and return to their homes. They also want reconciliation and indeed I accept. This country needs to reconcile,” he stressed.

The minister who was part of the two-day visit to Yei said the journey was a successful mission, as they met all components of the government and civil society including traditional leader.

"We met with the governor and his cabinet members, members of parliament, traditional leaders, youth, women, members of the civil society, everybody," he said.

Last October, a delegation led former governor of Central Equatoria state, Clement Wani Konga, who is the current presidential advisor for special affairs with Daniel Awet Akot, presidential advisor on political affairs was in Yei to assess the security situation and the causes on the attacks on civilians by the government forces.

Local youth groups loyal to the SPLM-Io leader Riek Machar carried out attacks on the government forces. The latter launched reprisal assaults on the civilians in a bid to quell the insurgency.

Following a visit to the area last November, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide told reporters in Juba about violence escalating along ethnic lines, and mentioned the risk of a genocide there.

He also made a report to the UN Security Council where spoke about fears among local population

"When I visited, there was widespread fear among the population. One person told me in desperation, “Tonight I don’t know what will happen to me.” An elder expressed terror that his community would be “finished.” Dieng told the Security Council.

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  • 5 January 07:35, by Eastern

    The burden of insecurity and absence of peace rests with Kiir and the JCE; the sooner they acknowledge the importance of the other stakeholders to this country called South Sudan, we shall have equity, justice and peace. Not before that!!!

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    • 5 January 14:19, by Midit Mitot

      Elias Lomoruo,
      talking nonsense, don,t you know that your people are always killing by Mathaing Anyoor? sorry!

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  • 5 January 09:44, by Kush Natives

    My message is in respond to citizens of Yei river state! We South Sudanese as well demanding peace to come to our beloved country. But, if we South Sudanese referred to the bible; "Say it all in your heart" If we were, South Sudanese refereeing our beloved into such a peace, then we should have already achieved an everlasting peace in our country. But, some of our colleagues, demand it as a ____co

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    • 5 January 09:50, by Kush Natives

      Peace per say! The suffering of our country will never last, unless we accepts ourselves, or hold ourselves accountable for we spew out in our daily discussion.

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      • 5 January 12:06, by Jongo

        Kush
        Not that easy you think God is going to bless South Sudan you wrong SS is cursed for the next five hundred years & this fight will continue for a relevant period with the Jalaba Believe That unless had mercy on South Sudan

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  • 5 January 10:50, by Sir King

    If it happens and it is true that Yei people want Kiir to make peace, then they should immediately stop targeting innocent Dinka civilians on the roads. We are accommodating peacefully in Bhar el Ghazal, Upper Nile but yet they don’t want to believe. Please stop targeting people on roads so that we have peace.

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  • 5 January 10:51, by Sir King

    - We will never have peace when we target one another without a reason. Dinka are not Kiir but Kiir alone is the present. So, if you target innocent Dinka then, Dinka will resort to revenges.

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    • 5 January 12:44, by Padiet Deng Alony

      Seconded you Sir King

      Less idoit denounce Dinka hatred and targeting on road differentiating between Kiir Goverment and Dinka Nation there will be no peace. You chased Dinka people in yei and still crying.

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    • 5 January 15:06, by jubaone

      Sir King,
      I blame these Equatorians in Yei for having allowed jienges to come to Yei to look for food and refuge in the first place. We reject peace and will make sure jienges soon or later leave for their luaks. Equatoria will be no hiding place any longer. Wipe the MTNS cos they are a pestilence like scavenging insects.

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  • 5 January 17:19, by Mading IronKing

    Jubaone
    Going by your writing i think you barely 18yrs,well let me educate you on the bill of right of every citizens.
    - Every citizens is entitled 2 resides anywhere in south Sudan.
    Let go of your shallow nyam nyam mentality of "its our land",
    Where were your ass when my fellow jieng heroes died in your land coward!

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    • 5 January 18:38, by jubaone

      Mading jiengeman
      That is jienge crap. You are nothing other than hungry vagabonds and drifters looking for food. It was a big mistake allowing you to come to Equatoria in the first place. Hundreds of useless jienges feeding at our cost in Nimule, Torit, Yambio etc. Did we go to your fucking stinking luaks?No. Kill the MTN.

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  • 5 January 21:01, by Mading IronKing

    what a lazy thinker you’re @Jubazero,Again your statement is a waste of English words and energy.
    Now that I know u’aint even close to class one mathematics, how do I draw this to u?
    Get understanding on national building before you preach your venom of hatred and ignorance.
    Thank God we ain’t cry babies like u thou the oil that is south economical backbone flows from Jieng land.
    Shame!

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    • 6 January 12:54, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Mading,

      Please accept facts as naked as they are. Jubaone is not only a skilled mathematician. He is a wise person. Nationalism is not a means of mass murder or land grabbing, or looting citizens’ properties and raping the women folk of the country as well as foreigners.

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