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U.N mission chief meets Kiir, pledges commitment to regional force

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January 29, 2017 (JUBA) - The new head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer held a meeting with South Sudan President Salva Kiir, during which the former reiterated the mission’s commitment to supporting peace efforts in the young nation.

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Shearer, a U.N spokesperson said, also assured the South Sudanese leader that the U.N and UNMISS are there to support the Government and help the people of war-torn South Sudan.

The senior U.N official reportedly state that he was in South Sudan with an open mind and would leave the East African nation if conditions in the country permit UNMISS to leave.

Shearer, who doubles at the special representative of the Secretary General in South Sudan, also met with the South Sudanese minister of cabinet affairs, Martin Elia Lomuro and that he was pleased to hear the minister reiterate South Sudan Government’s commitment to the deployment of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) mandated by the U.N Security Council in August 2016.

UNMISS was deployed in July 2011 after South Sudan’s independence from Sudan. Currently, there are 13,000 uniformed personnel and over 2,000 international and local civilian staff.

South Sudan descended into turmoil in mid-December 2013 when rival forces loyal to President Kiir bitterly fought with those loyal to his former deputy Riek Machar. Since then, tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in a crisis that has produced one of the world’s worst displacement situations with immense suffering for civilians.
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  • 30 January 08:37, by Kuch

    Regional troops! Good luck with that guys. By the way, where do these creeps often get this Martin Elia fellow with his useless comments? It has been made crystal clear that South Sudan will never ever again welcomes even a rat from any country on the pretext of the so-called peacekeeping business nonsense>>>

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    • 30 January 08:42, by Kuch

      The president, the defense minister, the minister for information and even the South Sudan citizenry don’t any rubbish to be developed into our country again, but there are some trolls who keep bringing this nonsense of foreign troops into our country because they just want to anger the South Sudanese people>>>

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      • 30 January 08:50, by Kuch

        Let the criminals bring damn so-called region troops, but we will fight the mercenaries thoroughly. What is this obsession with our country by these criminals in the damn UN? This New Zealand idiot resigned his position as an MP in his country and ran into our country purposely to come and behaves like our overlord. And here there are some idiots in our country who deaf in souls and brains>>>

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        • 30 January 08:55, by Kuch

          We keep warning some of our idiots that what the US, the UK, their creepy NGOs and some of their other creeps want in our country isn’t going to end very well. The criminals want to make our country like Congo. To make our country as lawless as possible and then it will be looted amid the lawlessness and there are some of their fools in our country bidding for this to happen>>>

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          • 30 January 08:59, by Kuch

            Who says the damn UN is here for the stability of our country? The UN is here destabilize our country to stay relevant in our country. Guys, open your damn eyes and skulls. Whoever wants the damn US, the UK, their UN and some of their other creeps in between should just take the criminals to their villages and spare us peace>>>

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    • 30 January 09:48, by koang mi kei

      hahahahahaha you talk like your mother if that so why do you need Ugandan and Kenyan in this case you refuse it today tomorrow you call them back again KUSH we know who you are! Dinka are like frog who does not depreciate hot water and cold water.

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  • 30 January 08:55, by Akuma

    Shearer,,
    Please note South Sudan don’t want more RPF in South Sudan. They even want to UNMISS troops to be out of South Sudan because they are one fueling the conflict in the country otherwise If you stop talking of RPF deployment, you will be kick out soon like other UNMISS Bosses who work before u in South Sudan without accomplished their mission. UN is part & parcel of South Sudan conflicts

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  • 30 January 16:02, by victory john

    let me tell you this,those who support the government if the UN entend to develoye the Rgional force in the cuontry meant that it protect the life of civilians in the cuontry because now kirr stillto make aware stategies to kill the civilians again in this year,don,t think that it come to protectMachar land.yuo know what awhitarmy don last year to the Gov,t and also now recall the jongleiware

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    • 30 January 19:59, by Paul Ongee

      UN Secretary-General,
      Thank you for the effort you’re making to ensure that the IO-Riek’s senseless war of positions has to come to an end but note that there are some South Sudanese PhD holders obsessed with holding high positions since 1991. Riek Machar and Lam Akol, all of them often failed to see the difference between college degrees and educated persons.

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      • 30 January 20:00, by Paul Ongee

        Their reasoning, argument and and concern are always about positions. They joined the popular movement of 1983-2005 only for positions. They formed their own factions in 1991 after breaking away from the SPLM/A in the 1990s, ended up in Khartoum, signed bogus peace agreement of KPA-1997, failed get it implemented in their presence and returned for forgiveness and reinstatement into positions.

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        • 30 January 20:01, by Paul Ongee

          SPLM/A has been inclusive since 1983. Every marginalized South Sudanese and Sudanese joined the movement to liberate themselves from the oppressive regime of Islamic-based Khartoum government. If they feel that Khartoum was more inclusive than Juba, they should have remained there in Khartoum than constantly shifting allegiance, returning to SPLM/A for forgiveness and reinstatement into positions

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          • 30 January 20:02, by Paul Ongee

            They often complain and make noises since 1991 without suffering together in the bush with their fellow marginalized comrades. They want positions first and stay in expensive and luxurious hotels available in the regional capitals, and keep shuttling between them. They don’t have what it takes to become visionary leaders but they force themselves to be included in the "Hall of Fame."

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            • 30 January 20:03, by Paul Ongee

              This senseless war of positions has, of course, driven a wedge between South Sudanese ethnic groups and innocent armless civilians are the one paying massive price since December 2013. And a way forward is only the National Dialogue initiated by the President H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit to make South Sudanese great again, united for a purpose and reconciled for peace-building and development.

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              • 30 January 20:05, by Paul Ongee

                And a way forward is only the National Dialogue initiated by the President H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit to make South Sudanese great again, united for a purpose and reconciled for peace-building and development, not an unimaginable speedy destruction witnessed in 2013 and 2014 in Bor, Malakal, Bentiu and other places across the country. Hopefully, 2017 will be a year of peace and development.

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