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South Sudan regional force to be deployed within weeks: UN

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March 21, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan additional Regional Protection Force (RPF) will be deployed in the next few weeks, said the outgoing head of U.N. peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous on Tuesday.

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The head of the UN peacekeeping mission, Herve Ladsous speaking in Juba (UNMISS photo)

Ladsous conducted a two-day visit to Juba where he discussed with the President Salva Kiir and South Sudanese officials the deployment of the additional 4000 peacekeepers and the national dialogue process the government proposed to reach a political solution for the over three-year crisis.

In a press conference held before to leave the troubled country, the French diplomat admitted the slow implementation of the UN Security Council decision following the deadly Juba clashes in July 2016 to deploy the regional force, stressing they spared no efforts to speed up its deployment.

"I think I can say that in the next few weeks you will see the first vanguard of the Regional Protection Force being deployed here in Juba and that I think will be a very important signal that things are moving ahead," he said.

he further said he would chair a meeting in New York with the troops’ contributors on Wednesday "o check where we are on these deployments".

He further indicated that troops from Rwanda, Nepal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and others will take part in this force.

He explained that the delay was caused by tergiversation of the South Sudanese government to accept the resolution in a first time followed by the time to get the land to build camps and facilities.

"We need to sort out the details, we need the clearances to get the equipment in, and all that was painfully slow here. So now we are clearing the obstacles, and it is my hope that now we will be able to proceed much more quickly," he asserted.

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  • 22 March 09:02, by Ater

    I want U.N to expedite the deployment process.

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    • 22 March 13:00, by Joyuma John

      do not shoot your head when they can not do your expectation in south sudan.

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  • 22 March 09:20, by Eyez

    The UNPF deployment is way overdue, this force needs to be moved in fast, so that, lives can be saved from the looming Jienge Man-made famine that is slowly crawling across S Sudan.
    The JCE, Salva Kiir and their lap dog Paul Malong must be arraigned and charged before a court of law for all the heinous crimes they’ve committed against our people.
    MTN KILLER.

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    • 22 March 21:22, by Ahas Ras Tamun

      These forces are not bringing food with them you ya food lover the correlation between between coming forces and famine is not making any sense!!!

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      • 23 March 04:46, by Kuch

        Ahas Ras Tamun, you seem to be the only chap who knows what is this so-called regional respond force is all about. It is a US, European and the UN force that would be brought to South Sudan to occupy it. And then the whole bullshit will just looks like it is the African countries solving their own problems when the SPLA fights this invading force---and it is a must, we don’t want any rat from>>>

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        • 23 March 04:51, by Kuch

          any country again to bring their damn mercenaries again into our on the pretext of the damn protection bullshits. Whether they are criminals from our region or white criminals. We are even going to bomb the current UN and UNIMISS and everything that is connected to white Americans, British people, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between>>>

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          • 23 March 04:57, by Kuch

            These Riek Machar fools and their own leader are just the same fools who just want to sell our country to foreign power simply because of food. The fools have been advised to get their out of those so-called UN compound and farm their own lands. But their own game is to always sing the Dinkas/Jiengs and their so-called JCE like sing birds while waiting for free rations from their UN and NGOs>>>

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            • 23 March 05:06, by Kuch

              while at the same time complaining that the Dinkas/Jiengs or JCE are looting the public resources!! If we are to be honest to ourselves, then where do the public resources come from when the whole Nuer community just don’t want to farm their lands and some Equatorians have made complains about the Dinkas/Jenges and corruption their full time jobs? Yes, there is a big corruption in our country>>>

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              • 23 March 05:17, by Kuch

                But South Sudan is not as much corrupt like it is always projected to be. The US, the UK, the UN and the NGOs that our Nuers and some Equatorians considered to be not corrupt are the most corrupt entities in the world. But their corruption is more of legalized and very slick. But our Nuers and some Equatorians have always been the big losers anyway>>>

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                • 23 March 05:37, by Kuch

                  If some of how our Nuers and Equatorians cannot work but to fold their damn arms and cross their damn legs yabber all day and night about corruption and their so-called JCE and Dinkas/Jiengs looting their public resources. All the South Sudanese oil fields are in the Dinkas/Jiengs countries excerpt one oil field in the Nuers former Unity state>>>

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  • 22 March 09:27, by Ater

    Eyez
    ya ita nyamnyam,you are true idiots,deployment of these force will not end trouble south Sudan.

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    • 22 March 09:39, by Kuch

      Do you idiots even know what you idiots often write? There is no single rat from any country that set his/her damn foot into our country ever again. The current damn UN, the UNIMISS and everything that is connected to evil white Americans, British people, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between out of our country. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their other>>

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      • 22 March 09:45, by Kuch

        creeps in between out of our country. Just keep watch fools. you fools and your Riek Machar want our country to be occupied and colonized by the evil white Americans, British people, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between in exchange to be always the UN and corporate America useless GM foods. Be very careful fools.

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        • 22 March 10:25, by Theallseeingeye

          Kuch
          in case you don’t know, the Genetic Manipulated Food (GMF) are the one you and your government looted from the WFP warehouse in Juba, also they are currently being distributed all across South Sudan including Juba just to save the life of those who are starving and dying of hunger in Aweil and Greater Bahr El Gazal as well. so stop blaming UN,NGOs and the International organizations

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        • 22 March 10:52, by Tilo

          Kuch
          You always say that White Americans, British, UN, NGO are evil. Can you please kindly support your statement?
          You strongly objects the deployment of RPF, How can their presence affect the lives of common citizen who are currently suffering in POC?
          You talk of peace when you can not implement peace, therefore RPF are to enforce the implementation of peace. What are you doing to achieve peace?

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          • 23 March 13:27, by Dut Monybor

            Tito
            You don’t know what is going on in our country , i think you blind in mind because UNI MISS,NGO,Americans people who are within south sudan are the one supporting rebel.

            They want South Sudan to be always in problem such that will benefit from us,their terms of contracts is always renew base on conflict crisis.

            This is a stupidity project.

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    • 22 March 10:16, by jubaone

      Ater,
      If the "zol kebir" or "bendit and bandit" has said YES to deployment of 4,000 RPF, who are you small, jienge non-entity and scoundrel to say NO?

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      • 23 March 10:47, by jengelon

        Jubaone
        The RPF are coming to stationed either in Pagak or in one of the dirty Luaks so the flies Oh sorry the MTN this is much better will follow and start to grow teeth to enable them eat RPF bagi peew We are waiting for that day to come & see Juba rising again clean & smart with it’s people all flies are gone thanks in advance to RPF

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        • 23 March 12:32, by Eyez

          Jiengeon and Juba One
          Kuach and Ater are thick headed offsprings of the gangs of the failed MTN regime of thieves in Juba. So they’re like their fathers who don’t want the UNRPF to be deployed in S Sudan, because a certain degree of sanity could prevail upon deployment of the Blue Helmets, and are afraid they might be held accountable for the destruction and mayhem they caused.
          MTN KILLER

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        • 23 March 12:38, by jubaone

          Jengelon,

          I like that. Dont be sorry for saying flies or MTN. That is both OK. Just prepare to have a broom or spray if you wish for general mopping and clean up. Juba must be again Juba or do we say, Juba One NOT to confuse with JI, this is Jieng Nr.1

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