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February 22, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir has said his government has evidence that the United States administration under former President Barrack Obama wanted regime change in the war-torn nation.

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Ex-US president Barack Obama meets with South Sudan president Salva Kiir in New York on 21 September 2011 (Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

“It is not secret; we had a strong feeling that the previous US Administration might have sought a regime change agenda in South Sudan and largely complicated the peace process with all threats of sanctions and arbitrary deadlines,” Kiir told lawmakers in the country’s national assembly on Tuesday.

“We know the new U.S administration will take a different direction on South Sudan,” he added.

This is the first time the South Sudanese leader has publicly accused the U.S, which has provided over $2 billion in humanitarian assistance to war-torn country, for allegedly agitating for regime change.

President Kiir said his government had taken “all the necessary steps” with the new U.S President Donald Trump’s administration to “end all the destabilizing hands of external actors” in South Sudan affairs.

Without providing much detail, Kiir said the new U.S administration under Trump is in contact with his government on more cooperation.

He said South Sudan enjoys good relations with neighboring nations like Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.

“We will continue to work closely with these countries for mutually beneficial engagements,” said Kiir in a speech on foreign relations.

The South Sudanese leader also admitted that relations with the United Nations have not been smooth, over the last three years.

“However, the new U.N Secretary General is a pragmatic man and my government pledges to work with him very closely to improve our relationship with the UN system in general,” stressed the president.

He said South Sudan disagreed with the world body over its “unfair treatment”.

“The Republic of South Sudan was not accorded the respect that it deserves as a member state of this world body,” said President Kiir.

The U.S remains the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan, having reportedly provided more than $2.1 billion to the war-torn nation since 2014.

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  • 22 February 23:19, by lino

    "He said South Sudan enjoys good relations with neighboring nations like Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan."
    No good relationship with Ethiopia or what?

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    • 23 February 07:02, by Joseph Canada

      hahaha. Dont you know that the Ethiopia is an in-law nation? And at the same time any country where Nuer live is not a friendly nation to Dinka?

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    • 23 February 08:01, by James

      The regime change in South Sudan engineered by Obama Admin. was planed to be implemented by IGAD with the help of the Puppet government in Adiss. Once again, if South Sudanese expected the crisis to be solved by IGAD, the result is a complicated and divided South Sudan. I think it seems now South Sudanese are aware of all the evil plans of IGAD on this country.

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  • 23 February 04:54, by doot

    Ex-U.S administration`s regime agenda was hijacked by other competing interest from members.There were those against this agenda, given the dire humanitarian situation in the country.There were those who do not see Dr Riek machar as a fine candidate to replace president Kiir because of his worse human right records.

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    • 23 February 05:16, by Kuch

      Mr. Doot,

      You know what? SUDAN TRIBUNE is an online foreign propaganda tabloid based in France and it edited by the enemies of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Have anyone ever seen the names of those who often post these kind of articles? Absolutely no. You know the reasons why? Because they are what are known these days as *fake news*>>>

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      • 23 February 05:23, by Kuch

        Barack Obama, Susan Rice, Hilde Johnson, the then head of UNIMISS and the then US ambassador to South Sudan, Susan Paige and some criminals in the UK embassy were the ones that pushed Riek Machar to attempt the coup that failed on the 15/12/2013. But when their coup to take over power by force failed, then they were the ones who stuck out their evil necks the following morning>>>

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        • 23 February 05:31, by Eastern

          You even don’t know what Trump’s administration has in store for you! Successive US administrations will continue to have bipartisan foreign policies towards South Sudan: continue to provide humanitarian assistance, targeting the common masses and stave off inept tribal kleptocrats. Eventually, South Sudan will revert to the masses after being freed from these violent SPLA/SPLM thieves!!!!

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        • 23 February 05:32, by Kuch

          as if they were staying at the two army Barracks that the attempted coup took place. The reason the US, the UK, the UN and some of their allies made a coup against an elected government was because, the government of South Sudan was seen to be edging towards China. And Riek Machar and Pagan Amuom were considered by the US, the UK, their UN and their allies as people that they can easily>>>

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          • 23 February 05:43, by Kuch

            remotely control at arm length in Washington, London, Paris, Brussels at al, I don’t know where. May be in virgin Island or Switzerland. The government of South Sudan right after independence in 2011. Mr. Salva Kiir took almost all his entire cabinet to Washington to go and solicited the US investors to come and invest our country because the war was over. And the US was considered by the>>>

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            • 23 February 05:49, by Kuch

              South Sudanese people as their true uncle who stood up with them during worse times and the US investors were given the first priority to come and invest in South Sudan. But you know what fellows, But you know what? President Salva Kiir and his cabinet ministers were told by the US business men and investors that there were no infrastructures in South Sudan to invest in. Mr. Salva Kiir>>>

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              • 23 February 05:57, by Kuch

                and his cabinet Ministers said alright then and came back to South Sudan and looked for another friendly country that would come and invest in South Sudan however there are no infrastructures to invest our country. The Chinese companies told the government of South Sudan that they are going to what they would to do try to invest in South Sudan>>>

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                • 23 February 06:04, by Kuch

                  And when the US and her allies learned that Chinese companies are going to invest in South Sudan, the US went berserk. And Mr. Salva Kiir was all over a sudden, became a communist/socialist and very dangerous to US, the UK or the West interests and was to be removed from power at all costs>>>

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                  • 23 February 06:17, by Kuch

                    Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom and to some extent, Mama Rebecca Nyandengdit were touted as possible candidates to get rid of Mr. Salva Kiir was taking South Sudan, a country that was midwifed by the US money to a communist/socialist China!! That was how the failed coup on the 15/12/2013 was hatched folks. There are very good articles by our best boy, Simon Yel Yel and others that i will them to you>>>

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                    • 23 February 06:32, by Kuch

                      here so that you fellows better understand what Mr. Barack Obama, Susan Rice, Hilde Johnson, Princeton Lyman and the then bunch of juus in academia around the world and the then Barack Obama states department want experimented in our country and our people----their UN NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT http://sudaneseonline.com/cgi-bin/esdb/2bb.cgi?seq=msg&board=15&msg=1459876892&rn=1

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                      • 23 February 06:47, by Kuch

                        Here is another Simon Yel Yel: https://nyamile.co/2015/07/23/laws-in-white-house-are-not-applicable-everywhere-susan-rice-must-know-this/

                        Mr. Jubaone and Mr, Fair Man, you are just bunch losers who don’t even know what is that you idiots are fighting for. Go and and let your CIA, MI6 train you idiots>>>

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                        • 23 February 06:55, by Kuch

                          and come to battle fields and you will find us, do you idiots know that I am one of those who blasted you idiots out my home town of Bor, Malakal and some other little villages in 2014-2015? Fellows, you idiots are not even South Sudanese, but bunch of criminals who want to be South Sudanese, but you can try fools. You idiots watch a lot of Americans and Europeans propaganda and called>>>

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                    • 23 February 06:46, by Eyez

                      Kuach.
                      You must be dazed, confused or on some really bad drugs, otherwise you won’t be ranting on like a mad dog. You comments are stupid, shallow and lacks common. Please do yourself and everyone else a favour and drop dead.
                      Your uncles should send you to school and put all that looted monies into a good use, instead you rattling like a broken guitar,you MTN, ya ariyan Jenge ita.
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                      • 23 February 06:56, by Eyez

                        kuch
                        You must be dazed, confused or on some really bad drugs, otherwise you won’t be ranting on like a mad dog. Your comments are stupid, shallow and lacks common sense. Please do yourself and everyone else a favour and drop dead.
                        Your uncles should send you to school and put all that looted monies into a good use, instead of you rattling like a broken guitar, ya MTN ya ariyan Jenge ita.
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                      • 23 February 08:27, by jubaone

                        Eyez,
                        Kuch is the "typical irrational and emotional jienge" once defeated in arguments, he reacts madly like some castrated Russian circus bear in cage. We are morally obliged as internet warriors for those million voiceless and starving Junubin out there to fight against such Kiir agents and jce hirelings with impunity and without remorse. Eyez, this is going to be long battle, be prepared.

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          • 23 February 06:26, by jubaone

            Kuch,
            You seem terribly bothered, I urge you to take some time off and perhaps write down your thoughts in a memoir or biography, if you so wish for jienge posterity. Your baseless arguments are simply disgusting.

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        • 23 February 08:52, by hamil

          Kuch

          Those of you belittling the US and people like Susan Rice are you aware Susan Rice was very instrumental in helping us attain the Independence her tireless efforts resulted to birth of the CPA and the referendum. You need more research on this the US nursed the birth of South Sudan otherwise if not for them the oppression under Bashir couldn’t have stopped up until now.

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  • 23 February 06:29, by Fair Man

    Kuch
    I have seen how stupid you are reasoning. You still believe that Troika and UN have plans to change regime or plotted your so-called attempt coup? If they want, they can easily do so. Remember all neighboring Countries can become training grounds to train fighters to kick Kiir out. It does not take time if they wish but they don’t want that. Weapons and all attires can be shipped, money talks

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  • 23 February 06:35, by Fair Man

    Kuch
    Do not provoke the Western world in your useless SPLM crises. Do you think your tribal forces can withstand NATO forces if they decide that the same fate of Libya be applied to South Sudan? Options are still there to make peace but when things get out hand, the Western Powers can rally behind South Sudanese and send your JCE forces to bush. Don’t play with fire. Trump is not reliable.

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    • 23 February 07:09, by Kuch

      You think our country is going to be by the US, the UK, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia like what they did in Libya in 2011 with their then so-called free Libyan army? By the way, the opposite is going to be true. You idiots are the ones provoking us. But we are not playing games with your US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between, fellows>>>

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      • 23 February 07:14, by Kuch

        Just watch chimps, we are going to bomb the damn UN and everything that connected to evil white Americans, British people, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between out of our country fools. They want to occupy our through you fools on the pretext of their so-called UN, humanitarian aid, donations and their so-called peacekeeping nonsense>>>

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        • 23 February 08:42, by James

          Kuch, I like your analysis. It is right, but only few people understand the complex Western agendas. In our continent Africa , even the government politicians don’t know the neocolonialism, they only look at the little food aid that the West give them. With Africa will continue to suffer and Africans will continue to kill each other..

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  • 23 February 07:12, by Theallseeingeye

    Kuch
    I didn’t know that you are such a dignified idiot,beside your comments are very long and bored to death, her is an advice on that " be concise on what you are typing". back on the drawing board, you ve to know that its cheaper for UN, EU, etc..to oust this rotten tribal Gov rather than spending zillions of $ on Humanitarian support of which the same rotten Gov tribal is looting as well.

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    • 23 February 07:22, by Kuch

      Mr. Theallseeingeye,

      My foot, that is not to happen under the sun. The UN, the EU and the US to remove the current government of South Sudan! What are you smoking chap? That is 100% to impossible chap, and replace with what in case your assertion was to happen? My posts are long because l want to inform some idiots who keep posting rubbishes here and there>>>

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  • 23 February 07:14, by Fair Man

    Kuch
    As long as you attack true SPLM members in name of Nyanding Garang, Majak Agot, Pagan, etc, I don’t believe that you from Bor. You must rightly be fellow of Kiir and Malong’s came of Dinka Bahr el Ghazal and their JCE. Remember JCE included some Bor elders in rank to confuse South Sudanese. They (Bor) are exceptionally suffering like other tribes. Don’t lie to us. We share their silent pain!!

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  • 23 February 07:19, by Theallseeingeye

    cont...
    and look at this uneducated Kiir, "“It is not secret; we had a strong feeling that the previous US Administration might have sought a regime change agenda in South Sudan " managing a country is not like managing a luak, how come you base your entire evidence on "feeling"?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?

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    • 23 February 07:29, by Kuch

      Mr. Allseeinheye,
      Kiir must be uneducated, but he must not be removed by a way of a coup, by the likes of Riek Machar who have killed a lot South Sudanese almost like arch enemies, the so-called cloned arabs of North. Why didn’t the criminals wait for elections and see if Mr. Salva Kiir was to occupy power indefinitely in our country?>>>

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      • 23 February 07:38, by Kuch

        Remember fellows, Mr. Salva Kiir spent all his entire life for the liberation of our country and our people since Anya Nya one, through the Anya Nya two of Samuel Gai Tut, Akuot Atem, Abdela Chuol to which some boys Like Pagan Amuom later join and up to the current SPLM/A. That brought our country to independence in 2011>>>

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        • 23 February 07:50, by Kuch

          Mr. Salva Kiir has his own weaknesses just like everyone else. But the rubbish idea that he is the only one who created the current war in our current is an absolute nonsense. By the way fools, if you fellows want to fight for South Sudan, then sharpen your spears or arrows. We are going to bomb the UN and everything that is connected to evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus>>>

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          • 23 February 07:57, by Kuch

            their sleazy NGOs and of their criminals in between. You fellow can either run to Uganda as you are currently doing, it is good for you. But don’t always choice Jienges this/Jienges that. We don’t want to have anything to d with the evil white Americans, English People, their evil juus, Arabs and their so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan and some of their>>>

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  • 23 February 07:30, by Fair Man

    Kuch
    The US,UK etc can not meddle into the affairs of South Sudanese created by SPLM/A, after Kiir termed internal party reform as a coup. South Sudanese have never requested external help to fight Kiir but when we are fade up, foreign peace lovers can drop in military aid to kick your ass and rebuild the country. It’s probability not impossibility. If don’t stop your war, you learn later.

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  • 23 February 07:43, by Fair Man

    Kuch, you must be son of bitch and evil of our modern time. Kiir does not want election and that was why he started fighting. He want to rule by decree and not both by illegitimacy after his term expires. He refused his own elections by ballots in SPLM NLC in 2013 and began fighting. If he does not want to removed elections as it’s the case now, then we can threaten his influence by bullet.

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    • 23 February 08:04, by Kuch

      Good luck with Mr. Fair Man if your threat with bullets is going to remove Mr. Salva Kiir out power. I can tell you plainly Mr. Fair Man, your idea that Salva Kiir wanted to rule South Sudan indefinitely can be called ’a thought’ and not a fact. Remember in our Nilotic plains, we got rid of Pharaohs long long long long times ago>>>

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      • 23 February 08:18, by Kuch

        we don’t worship kings or rubbishes, we only allowed the jurs, Shilluks and Anyuaks to worship their imaginary kings or Queens. But with us, the Jiengs/Dinkas and our arrogant Nuers ’Ke’ Nyantoc. Not really, we are too much for these kind of intrigues: https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1800s/yr90/ffashoda1898.htm

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        • 23 February 08:31, by Kuch

          Mr. Fair Man, you have seen how some criminals always invoke the so-called Shilluk Kingdom? There is nothing called *Shilluk Kingdom* Why do you fools think there is ’Wau Shilluk’ in the Western part of Malakal? Wau Achol is Western Bhar El Gazelles? Wau Shilluk named by After Wau Acholdit of Western Bhar El Gazelles. That is where Shilluks/Chollos and Anyuaks>>>

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          • 23 February 08:44, by Kuch

            Acholis, Turkanas, Kalenjins, Maasai and other people hailed from. Wau Acholdit was being taken slowly by slowly the criminals brought Central Africa, Fellatas, the Furs through Northern Nigeria and *gatar*, trains from Kiirtoum/Khartoum through Darfur and even some part of Abyiei Jieng/Dinka country at Babanusa to Raga and to Wau Acholdit>>>

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      • 23 February 09:52, by jubaone

        Kuch,
        Please go and re-read your history, otherwise your are an academic impostor simply exposing some academic idiocy. Are you not one of those jienge graduands from Busoga University that recently were awarded a 60-day BSc/BA degrees? Sure, if you got rid of Pharaohs in your "Nilotic" plains, didn´t you clinch any of their great civilizations? How did jienges remain so uncivilized?

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  • 23 February 08:44, by Fair Man

    Kuch
    Irrevant top. These are your own stories. Go and tell them in your Council of Fools in Aweil and Warrap. I have no business with Kingdoms though I respect them for their stance for peace in the country despite heavy bombardment of JCE war drones. Time will tell you wrong. If elections are held to today, your Kiir ’ll get 40% including rigged votes. No one is with him except those eating thugs

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    • 23 February 09:00, by Kuch

      Bring on the relevant topic Mr. Fair Man and not you fellows usual rubbish of shouting the Jiengs/Dinkas names for nothing. By the way, Mr. Fair Man, why do you folks think the so-called Jieng council of elders (JCE) is the one that rules our country and not President Salva Kiir? Can you chap give us an example as to why is Mr. Salva Kiir and the government of South Sudan?>>>

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    • 23 February 16:09, by Kuch

      Here is how you so-called civilized were: http://www.ultimatehistoryproject.com/belgian-congo.html
      Where do fools think you became civilized than us (the Jenges/Dinkas, the Nuers and others)? Mr. Fair man, my own battalion was the one that helped captured Yei in 1997:http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/33/019.html

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      • 23 February 16:17, by Kuch

        Lainya, and some other little villages in the whole of Equatoria: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2041202.stm
        You fellows are playing games, with the wrong people. Tell us how many Equatorians were killed in the battle of Yei in 1997? If there were any, then they were the ones that we (SPLA) accidentally killed in the town>>>

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        • 23 February 16:27, by Kuch

          The SPLA captured a lot of the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, Yei and many other towns in your Equatoria. And over 6,000 POWs were let released by Dr. Garang in 2005, to l guess, you trolls you; Mr. Fair Man, Mr. Eastern, Jubaone, Hamil, Theallseeingeye and others. This is all my guess though. But we are informing fellows, are not playing game with you>>>

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  • 23 February 17:03, by Fair Man

    Kuch and Kush Natives
    With all these messes, my simple formula for lasting peace in South Sudan is: Dr. Riek M.T to be South Africa til further notice, Kiir to voluntarily tender his resignation from Presidency in exchange of being pardoned for Anyoor’s crime, Rebecca Nyandeng/Pagan Amum to lead South Sudan until elections. We know how to deal with Malong and the likes. Have everlasting peace!

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  • 23 February 17:12, by Fair Man

    Kuch and Peace Natives
    Anything short of isolating both Kiir and Riek Machar is a blatant blessings for suffering of our people. To hell with the two and lets open new chapter. Riek was in hurry to assume power by making early noise,yet 75% believed in him. Contrarily, Kiir resisted internal SPLM party reforms and turned it into a plot to oust him. This is the message. They must pack and go!

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