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King Mohammed VI of Morocco (L) shakes hands with President Salva Kiir after his arrival to Juba on 1 February 2017 (Moses Lomayat Photo)

February 2, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and visiting King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday witnessed the signing ceremony of nine agreements and memoranda including construction of multi-million new city for the East African country.

South Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs named other documents inked on Thursday as agreement on general cooperation, promotion of investment, agreement on the avoidance of double taxation, agreement in the field of vocational training and understanding in agriculture.

Four memoranda were signed on industrial cooperation, mining and commerce between the two countries.

In accordance with the signed deals, a five million dollar feasibility study and assessment will be billed by Morocco.

“The Kingdom of Morocco has taken upon itself the commitment to finance the project (assessment fees) worth five million dollars,” said Morocco’s interior minister, Mohammed Hassan.

Environmental and social effect of the projects, particularly the new city, Ramciel, will be carried out. There is no date set for the projects to commence or exact cost estimates.

South Sudan government proposed relocating the capital to Ramciel, a pastoralist area located in Eastern Lakes State and assumed to be neutral and central in the country, in 2011.

Despite numerous government’s sponsored studies, the project failed to kick-off, partly due to the cost involved.

King Mohammed VI was received by South Sudan President Salva Kiir at Juba international airport on Wednesday for a two-day state visit.

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  • 3 February 04:19, by South South

    Big time for South Sudan!!!! Ramcil City will be more than a city in East Africa. We will make it big and very beautiful. Also, in agreement Morocco will construct high way from Juba to Wau, build a beautiful hospital which they already started in Juba ( temp medical clinic is running now in Juba), and finally agriculture will be developed. These are all for people of South Sudan.

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    • 3 February 06:48, by Midit Mitot

      Every country in Africa is milking South Sudan resources, Sorry!South Sudanese citizens will never enjoy their land for-good.

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    • 3 February 07:12, by General

      King of Marocco is preparing to feed Same indebividuals’s malnurished children with that money because in south Sudan probability is half in development

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    • 3 February 07:15, by Malakal county Simon

      There is nothing to be joyful about this deal...... This illegitimate is constantly telling people’s of South Sudan that he doesn’t care about their suffering when he should prioritise peace instead unneeded useless deal of building a new capital city...... Wake-up people’s South Sudan Leaders come and go!!!!

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  • 3 February 04:38, by Marol Wang

    King of Moroco bear with me, the so call JCE has nothing to do with any development projects in this country, they use theft by trick project to boost stomach and the killing of innocence civilians, becareful for the fat of this nation.

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    • 3 February 04:55, by Joyuma John

      Dear wang,
      Your comment here is, a more killer than Jieng council of elders corruption as you put it. Feeding citizens on wrong information and pointing your fingers at other citizens as the cause of ABC can cause low delopment more than corruption or these are elements of corruption even.

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  • 3 February 05:05, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    King Morocco, would have not send money to Juba,
    The ministry of Finance and economic planning collobration with presidency in Juba will corrupt this fund of more than $5, 000,000.
    Juba, don’t know how development is made, I’m sure this fund will be in personal pocket.

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  • 3 February 05:14, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Republic of South Sudan, ministers as well as government are thinks without tomorrow.
    If I were a king of Morocco, I would have to find a project for development to construction the plans without direct government account, if money is there.
    South Sudanese Leaders are better to think for tomorrow 🌃.

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    • 3 February 05:31, by Kuch

      Fellows, don’t just take things on face value. Didn’t you idiots heard the other day on FOCUS on Africa, where a Moroccan idiot talked down our country? Morocco has signed these bullshits with many African countries, our country is not the first fools. Fellows, there was a so-called global warming conference done in Morocco last years>>>

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    • 3 February 05:31, by Kuch

      Fellows, don’t just take things on face value. Didn’t you idiots heard the other day on FOCUS on Africa, where a Moroccan idiot talked down our country? Morocco has signed these bullshits with many African countries, our country is not the first fools. Fellows, there was a so-called global warming conference done in Morocco last years>>>

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      • 3 February 05:38, by Kuch

        It was nothing to do with global warming per se fools, but a *Berlin conference part two* in which the European countries came and scramble our countries. Don’t get me wrong fellows, where do you fools think Morocco will get that much money invest those African countries she had signed the same development projects?>>>

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        • 3 February 05:46, by Kuch

          Riek Machar supporters, just stop your useless rebellion and will be just fine. We not need anything from country like Morocco. What does Morocco has for South Sudan anyway except ’sappron’ an ingredient we don’t often use in our cookings. Fellow, grow up. Haven’t you fools noticed that many African countries don’t like our independence from North Sudan>>>

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          • 3 February 06:01, by Kuch

            Hyenas like the UK, the US and some of their criminals in between didn’t even want our country independence from North Sudan. Many African countries just acknowledged our independence solely because they have seen the hatred they have seen, we have towards the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan. But when Our fools like Riek Machar brought this messed up our country again>>>

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            • 3 February 06:17, by Kuch

              then even some of our ardent supporters thought they can we would have been better off with our so-called cloned arab North Sudan. Many Countries even here in our own region didn’t even like our independence, but they didn’t have a choice. Countries like Nigeria didn’t even our independence because their ’Biafra’ just don’t like>>>

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              • 3 February 06:40, by Kuch

                their Northern Nigerian criminals. But they just *moved on* after the criminals from the UK helped bombed them to united Nigeria. Fellows, there were Abuja I and Abuja II, by the SPLM/A. Abuja II, was went Mr. William Nyuon Beny, the best SPLA boy came and rebelled against the SPLM/A in 1991>>>

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                • 3 February 07:21, by Kuch

                  there are a lot of ’verbatim’ from Abuja I and Abuja II here our our archives. Any fool and can even go Nigeria and researched how the South Sudanese men want not to be with any rubbish. Fellows, Jiengs/Dinkas didn’t take up arms just beacuse we just like wars, but we took up arms because we don’t we are the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan.

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                  • 3 February 16:18, by jubaone

                    Kuch,
                    I like your argument on Morocco, but somehow you became inconsistent and mixed up things. Fact 1: Morocco annexed in 1975 Sahrawi Region and is still colonizing it. By Kiir welcoming this pot-bellied Monarch, Kiir is indirectly endorsing Khartoum´s annexation of Abyei. Fact 2: Israel recongized SS within 24 hrs after Independence, Morocco as Arab Country didnt want at first.

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                    • 3 February 16:29, by jubaone

                      Fact 3: Morocco is using SS to remove the Sahrawi representation from the AU. That is terrible cos SS will be denying the Sahrawis their Rights to Self-Determination which we had. That is NOT solidarity. Fact 4: Morocco has an Arab agenda which Kiir foolishy doesn´t seem to see. Recall, Kiir´s visit in Israel in 2012? Kiir supported Israel to have Jerusalem as capital city, the Arabs DO NOT.

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                      • 3 February 16:35, by jubaone

                        Morocco wants SS diplomatic and political support against Israel. We ask, where was Morocco when SS fought the jellaba? We have reason to worry. Kiir must slow down or cut diplomatic ties with this Arab state. We gain nothing only ridicule. Fact 5: $5.1m for feasibility studies for Ramciel? Kiir and Malong can put this bill together from the looted amounts. Sad day for SS.

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                      • 3 February 21:58, by South South

                        Jubaone,

                        You need to update yourself about Morocco relationship with Israel. Most of Morocco Jews are happy and live next to King palace, the all world knows that. The members of AU voted to welcome Morocco back, all of them, what can one country like South Sudan does to stop Morocco, what a cheap shot!!!!!. This is about relationship between two countries.

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                        • 3 February 22:07, by South South

                          Jubaone,

                          There is no just friendship among nations, there is only friendship of interests among nations. South Sudan can not destroy itself because of Sahrawi Region. They must take up guns and fight for their right. South Sudan will not stop them. By your writings in this forum about some tribes in South Sudan, you can not talk about Arab and Islam agenda in South Sudan. You are like them.

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                        • 3 February 22:52, by jubaone

                          South South,
                          Your argument is rubbish cos Morocco despite the few jews has no diplomatic ties with Israel. Much so, Morocco has rejected Israel´s right to Jerusalem as city. You are exited with the $5.1m for Ramciel forgeting that Morocco is bribing Kiir to get the Sahrawi representatve removed from AU. You just dont understand complex things ya jienge

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                          • 4 February 05:22, by South South

                            Jubaone,

                            I think you are not following the news, $5.1m is not for building a capital of a nation, $5.1m is just for study. Can anyone imagine what you just said about $5.1m for building Ramciel, constructing high way from Juba to Wau, building a hospital. AU welcomed Morocco period. Morocco has built temp hospital in Juba and your immediate families have visit it. Loser!!!!!!!!

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                            • 4 February 14:19, by jubaone

                              South South,
                              As a sign of coutersy, Kiir should have invited the Arab man to his village in Gogrial. But cos he has no structure to call a house, he just let the Arab man in Juba. This mobile hospital is for drifting and loitering jienges who are stranded around the airport. I dont know, if you know or ever been to Juba b4? Better not. We dont want u here!

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  • 3 February 08:38, by hamil

    I am sensing a frenzy of unwarranted excitement here from shortsighted people. Look beyond the horizon and follow the recent developments in Morocco; everyone knows morocco wants to re-join the AU after quitting it 33 years ago the king is seeking support from each African country to back him up in his quest to rejoin. Ramciel shall only be built by South Sudanese in a peaceful South Sudan.

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  • 3 February 08:44, by hamil

    You build your own house you don’t wait for a neighbor to come out and give you money to build your house it doesn’t happen in the real world. South Sudan is not a poor country, we are capable of building a modern and beautiful city in Africa. But we are infested with bad people, bad leadership, bad ideas, bad motives, bad vision,...etc.

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  • 3 February 08:50, by hamil

    If you think Morocco is going to build Ramciel, you are not different from the idle minds spending 24 hours doing nothing in government offices. The corrupt government of Kiir and his JCE has squandered everything and blew up the chance to fulfill the vision of South Sudanese who sacrificed their lives for a better South Sudan. Rise up and put tribalism behind you and oust this rotten leadership.

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  • 3 February 08:58, by Awet Awet

    i done think salva kiir will do any thing good for south sudan eithers than corruption ,you give him support he eat the money ,what ashamful president

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  • 3 February 09:25, by Kush Natives

    Building Ramciel as an administrative headquarter, was a great idea. But, I don’t think that it will happen under Kiir’s presidency! Because Mr. president at time have nothing to offer to this beautiful nation, except looting her. Moroccan king, good luck with your dream!

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  • 3 February 09:29, by Angelo Achuil

    I think it was John Garang who said "I have found someone who can fight the war but not a single one who can distribute resources (food or money) in Sudan." This is our biggest problem. Most big government officials have robbed this country so much thru’ the throat-cutting corruption and repeatedly get away with it. Can anyone tell me what would stop these $$$ from being snatched away as usual?

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