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Norway FM says S. Sudan crisis “man-made”, urges action


March 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine and the war must end, the Norway’s foreign minister, said on Tuesday.

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South Sudanese refugees waiting in line to receive food at the Dzaipi transit centre in Uganda (Photo: UNHCR/ F. Noy)

Borge Brende, in interview with Press TV, said South Sudan is "one of the world’s biggest humanitarian disasters," affecting 5 million people.

Describing the crisis in South Sudan as “man-made”, Brende said solutions must include an agreement with armed opposition groups.

The Norwegian foreign affairs minister, among others, called for a worldwide ban to stop "the flow of weapons" into the war-torn East African country.

Since 2013, South Sudan has been embroiled in a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced nearly two million.

About 100, 000 people are at risk of famine, three United Nations agencies said recently, and that up to 5 million people or more than 40% of the country’s populations are need urgent of food assistance.

Years of civil war, a refugee crisis and a collapsing economy have taken a toll on South Sudan since it gained independence in July 2011.


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  • 21 March 2017 21:35, by Eastern

    The ACTION being called for should include NAMING, SHAMING and prosecuting the MAIN man or men behind the crisis!

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    • 21 March 2017 22:06, by South South


      Those who are spreading lies and support war through internet should be prosecuted too, right? Rebels are in there too.

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      • 21 March 2017 22:12, by Eastern

        South Sudan,

        I am ready to go to a competent court to defend myself. I am in Lologo in Juba well armed with evidence to help with prosecution. Don’t send your abnoxious "unkown gunmen" to kill the evidence....

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        • 22 March 2017 02:57, by Kuch

          Mr. Eastern, l always tell that you are even a South Sudanese but a cloned so-called arab of North Sudan troll who is posing as South Sudanese. Listen here troll, we have all the records about Riek Machar and gangs foiled coup of 15/12/2013 and his third one of 7-11 of July last year. You idiots are just playing games with South Sudanese people. But you some you idiots will be hanged>>>

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          • 22 March 2017 03:04, by Kuch

            if you are very careful. Everything has been electronically recorded. Why don’t you idiots inquire from big people like Taban Deng Gai, Alfred Lado Gore and even some other senior government officials as what is exactly going on? And you fellow would be hinted on. Fellows, the US, the UK, the UN and their NGOs are the ones who have taken our country and our people hostage>>>

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            • 22 March 2017 03:10, by Kuch

              they are so deep in the necks in the current war in our country and even Barack Obama and his then bunch of entourages at his then state department are very deep in the necks in the current mess in our country. The game here is all about our oil fields and to encircle here in our country. Our country is being toyed around by some criminals through their foolish like Riek Machar, Pagan, Cirilos>>>

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              • 22 March 2017 03:15, by Kuch

                and others as their puppets/stooges and you fellows who supporting these fools as foot soldiers. As the US, the UK, the UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their other creeps in between as their pawns/proxies. But they are wasting their times and our times.

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        • 22 March 2017 06:43, by South South


          Just from here now you are very guilty of lying " Iam in Lologo in Juba". When you lie under oath is punishable by law. If you come to Juba to join president’s dialogue for peace, others and I, peace lover will be there to make sure you are very safe. Are you afraid of death? Oh

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          • 22 March 2017 08:10, by Eastern

            South Sudan,

            The burden of proving if I am lying about my presence in Lologo, Juba rests with you.....

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  • 21 March 2017 21:37, by Kuch

    What kind of another action? The US, the UK, the UN and Norway should give us a break. Just chill out fellows, you are the hyenas behind the current mess in our country. South Sudanese people and only South Sudanese people are the ones who are going the settle their own problems. You evils are the ones who taken our country and our people hostage>>>

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    • 21 March 2017 21:42, by Kuch

      and you have been siding with the rebels and IDPs as blackmails and your bargaining chips to crawl your damn evil selves into our country so that you hyenas can come and plunder our country like you evils are now doing in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Fellows, this is South Sudan. You are wasting your damn times and our times>>>

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      • 21 March 2017 21:48, by Kuch

        There is going to be no more damn negotiations. The US, the UK, the UN, Norway and their sleazy NGOs have been the ones are negotiating their damn evil selves into our country to come and plunder it and they always use their fools like their Riek Machar and Pagan Amuom and the UN, humanitarian aid, famine, peacekeeping and human rights intrigues as their>>.

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        • 21 March 2017 21:53, by Kuch

          to crawl their evil selves into our country? Fellows, watch out. The US, the UK, their UN and allies have destroyed Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. But their most prized country to be Geo-politically chess game played and be destroyed to be plundered is South Sudan and there are some of their fools they have taken hostage to use as veneer and cover in our country>>>

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          • 21 March 2017 21:58, by Kuch

            the criminals can take their dirty and cheap intrigues else where. The US, the UK, their UN and their sleazy NGOs even openly encourage the Nuers to stay in these so-called UN filthy compounds so that they can always use them as blackmails and bargaining chips to come to our country. Good luck to them. That is not going to happen>>>

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            • 21 March 2017 22:03, by Kuch

              General Thomas Cirilo even a few days ago even told South Sudanese people to leave South Sudan for neighboring countries and who is going to and feed and accommodate those South Sudanese? The UN and the NGOs of course. Riek Machar also when he was in Juba last year even used to encourage his Nuers tribe people to stay in POC so that they can be always given free UN rations and free money>>>

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              • 21 March 2017 22:10, by Kuch

                Pagan Amuom had also been quoted as telling the UN to take over our country while in the US after he soled over $30 millions. It is apparently crystal clear that the US, the UK, their UN and their sleazy NGOs have banded up together with the rebels and they want to crawl their evil selves into our country through their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights hyped up>>>

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                • 21 March 2017 22:18, by Kuch

                  bullshits. What a 21s century neo-colonialism! The UN, the humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights are the Europeans and Americans 21s century cheap and dirty intrigues to occupy other people’s countries and be plundered? Good luck the US and the European countries. That is game is not going to fly here in South Sudan under the sun. Watch this space fellows>>>

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                  • 21 March 2017 22:23, by Kuch

                    The US, the UK, their UN and their NGOs love affair with our country and our people has gone too far and we are going to surprise the evils pretty badly. The evils think that they occupy and colonize our country through their damn UN, aids, donations, peacekeeping and their damn human rights nonsense? What do these evils really think they are to our country and our people?

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      • 21 March 2017 23:30, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g


        With mouthful of food stolen from the displaced and dispossessed citizens while they linger with hunger in search of refuge, you claim aliens are the cause of the catastrophe our people are going through!! Kuch a dog is better than you.

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  • 21 March 2017 23:00, by Eyez

    So it’s logical to spread nonsense about the UN, US and Norway, by claiming that they are after our resources, yet the real people who are sucking the country dry are your Jienge uncles. You must be a stupid hypocrite.

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    • 21 March 2017 23:34, by Atemjak

      Me. Eyez
      Tell us where did rebel got arms, ammunition, medical and food please we have to be realistic and accept the fact.

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    • 22 March 2017 04:38, by Atemjak

      Finally i am not going to engage in traduce because i don’t know whether you are minor or mature and maybe if you are mature with no principles, it will be no use to me to engage you in abusive.

      Small piece of advice, what ever you wrote reflects your real character so ask yourself with this behavior put myself in the shoes of Kiir will i make the different? In this case you will discove

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      • 22 March 2017 06:21, by Theallseeingeye

        if the rebels actually have arms, ammunition, medical, etc as you have mentioned, do you think this fake regime would remain in power even for a week?

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  • 22 March 2017 01:57, by Eyez

    I’m Sorry, but I don’t have time for crap, because if we had real leadership the country would have been different. Your MTN uncles stole my everything, that’s why there is famine...ya Ariyan Jienge ita!

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    • 22 March 2017 04:03, by Atemjak

      Mr Eyez
      Do you know building of a nation? Do you also know that bad leadership can be change through ballots box? Do you also know that changing regime through arms is also a recurring of suffering and destruction of our people and country as well.
      Any of this things will not make sense to you because you don’t i don’t understand maybe you are a minor or not informed about present world.

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    • 22 March 2017 04:21, by Atemjak

      Mr. Eyez
      What we are talking here is not about leadership, it is about people who fueled our problems and created mistrust between mr.EYEZ and me so that continue tearing our country apart. Ask yourself mr.Eyez is that the way to build a nation? Peace give us freedom to exercise our right to vote hence easy change of regime which support the building of a nation and become norm in our country.

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      • 22 March 2017 06:38, by Theallseeingeye

        though people like you are better off to be president than Kiir himself you keep supporting him desperately not for being naive but simply because he is a Dinka. but the not-Dinka can not endure being misguided by an illiterate fool like him. I know some of you need him in power such that you can embezzle public or steel monies, and escape accountability.

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  • 22 March 2017 18:46, by garrak1520

    "Self-inflicted" . The culprits Kiir, Machar, Taban, Malong ,JINCS. Get rid of them. The country is blessed with fertile land, water, minerals. Is it not the reason USA and allies go to war, China’s love to "assist Africa". Open your eyes, folks. Stop disrespecting one another, you are falling into their traps . United fighting Sudan and succeeded, so unite and get rid of these malefactors.

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