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South Sudan rejects participation of non-regional troops in protection force

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UNMISS peacekeepers from Rwanda wait to escort members of the visiting U.N. Security Council on Friday, September 2, 2016 (AP/Justin Lynch file Photo)
March 26, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has rejected the participation of troops from countries outside the region in the regional protection force

The outgoing head of UN. peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous told reporters in Juba last Tuesday that the additional 4000 peacekeepers would be deployed within weeks.

He further pointed that the force would include troops from Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, among others. But he didn’t mention Kenya.

On Sunday the Presidential Security Advisor, Tut Kew Gatluak told the Sudan Tribune that it would not make sense to accept the deployment of troops from countries outside the region as part of the protection force.

“The protection force was agreed to come from countries in the region and even if they come from countries in the region, they must be countries which do not have a direct interest in this country. So our brothers from Sudan and Uganda decided to not contribute because there are certain things which can make them bias in the protection force,” said the presidential advisor.

Gatluk went on to say that the members of the government have to go over which countries would participate and what their motives would be, adding, “so as the government we have accepted, we are aware certain countries will participate in the regional protection force. We will need a full briefing about the circumstances of their participation.”

The presidential aide also maintained the position of the government to reject the inclusion of the airport and other key installations to the mandate of the protection force, saying the government was capable of providing protection to the airport as well as other key infrastructures in the country.

“There is no question about the airport, the position of the government has already been made clear. The airport will not be under the control of any foreign force, it is not going to happen. The government has the capability to provide protection,” stressed Gatluak.

The official went on to say that regional protection was to play a supplementary role to the national army and other security fractions, not to take complete responsibility from the army.

“Which countries in this world have their airports handed over to a foreign force? Tell me, which country in the world has ever given such a sovereign responsibility,” asked Gatluak when asked about the position of the government on the inclusion of Juba International airport to the mandate of the regional protection force.

(ST)

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  • 26 March 23:48, by Kush Natives

    How many times will South Sudanese government talk about this destructive forces? Why in the first place accept and later rejects? Just accepted once or rejected it once! What’s hard to say about it? These troops are destructive and wouldn’t be allowed entering South Sudan period. They’re just running after their paychecks with a different agendas. There’s no rooms for these ghost troops!

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    • 27 March 07:34, by hamil

      Kush Natives:

      Destructive force? Are you retarded? Listen to yourself imbecile and may i remind you what destruction is. Destruction is when the government sends out a bunch of cattle keepers to break into people’s houses, loot and steal property, take their cattle to destroy crops meant for survival, burn people’s villages, rape innocent women, kill innocent Nuer and Equatorian civilians,

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    • 27 March 07:42, by hamil

      And steal cars from hardworking Equatorians taking them to Aweil, Warrap and Rumbek, Bor etc. These things I mentioned are what you should refer to as destructive and they were committed by your savages. You and your kind are lazy people and naturally born thieves. Now if you don’t have something better to post, take that small brain back to school for an upgrade. #IDIOT

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  • 26 March 23:57, by Kush Natives

    If those hopeless of Pagan, Majak, Nyandeng,and other brainless like Midit, Dengda, Jubaone, Eastern, Fairman and so forth millions of an idiots who I forget their names here, are still lobbing or pushing on this death agenda of bringing in foreign troops, then they will remained losers as they left Juba in the first place period. We’re working on some conditions here on how these troops will do.

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    • 27 March 05:17, by Kuch

      we are here fellows, we don’t want any piece of crap the so-called arabs the North Sudan, their evil juus, Bantus and their so-called corporate; we are here; be every careful fellows.

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    • 27 March 06:27, by Tilo

      Kush Natives,
      This current government is the most useless in government in decision making, today they accept the RPF from the Region only n rejects handing over the airport, Tomorrow Michael Makuai will come up with totally different statement. This government is not competent at all in decision making walai. Every individuals comes up with their own saying. Bunch of fools leading the country.

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      • 27 March 09:30, by Dengda

        @ Tilo
        you are right, it Tut Kew on weekend and will be Makuei Lueth, Ateny Wek and Lumoro next days. I consider it as individual opinion not cabinet resolution and media release, if government is not in disarray .
        The blame Ban Ki-Moon, but they didn’t know that UN is not one show but collective consensus by members and their policies. New UN chief stand clear on those resolutions passed.

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    • 27 March 09:19, by Dengda

      @ Kush Native
      accept the reality and swallow it bitter, RPF is really and are coming direct in your face and you would remain barking like dog barking at the passing elephant herds. If you are in Juba you would have seen convey of UN trucks delivering UN-military hardware. Those you mentioned are fair-minded people you hate for their fairness, just remain protect your uncle Makuei seat and that it

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    • 27 March 10:46, by jubaone

      Kush Natives,
      Unless of course you stop the RPF from coming to Juba
      Plan1: Get RPF in then contain the jienge army, fight them if they oppose
      Plan2: Get jienge-army free Juba and start talks to get Riak and "IO-proper" reinstated
      Plan3: Tell Kiir and Taban, either ARCISS 2015 or face ICC
      Plan4: Exile Kiir like Yahya Jammeh and then hold elections
      Plan5: Only degree holders to join new army

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      • 27 March 21:12, by Kush Natives

        jubaone,
        So, are you in line to join the army with your degrees? Do you think the army only dig cassava roots in the backyards? The army is not like the way you think Mr. the army have a mandates, the army’s mandates is not like eating rats meat, eating cassava kisera, drinking DryGin and sleeping with women. You’re taking the mandates of the army in wrong directions!

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  • 27 March 04:57, by Bolman

    This is a risk decision from Government of Gangs and thieves in Juba, if they rejected the resolution of United State or UN Kiir must go

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  • 27 March 05:02, by Kuar Junub

    This is sign of last kick of dying horse as the death of Paul Malong there’s no any alternative for Dinka JCE empire to fight IO one on one that’s why they need East African troops only to enter S Sudan & support them in direct combat against opposition groups. They know troops outside the region won’t support any side but stay neutral

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  • 27 March 05:07, by Kuar Junub

    Dr Riek will come & pick up S Sudan in pieces & raised a new flag JCE & their Dinka supporters days r numbered

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    • 27 March 05:28, by Kuch

      Mr. Kuar Junb, we have killed your Machar last year in Juba. Your Machar is not South Africa. Nuers, we are here fellow.

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      • 27 March 07:06, by Malakal county Simon

        South Sudan government is on delaying tactics again!!!!

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  • 27 March 07:10, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It is incredible for Dinka dominated South Sudan government to claim the whole country stands for only regional forces. It is unfair for Dinka to talk on behalf of more than sixty three ethnic groups in the country. Dinka should declare that their community does not want troops fron elsewhere other than Africans.

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    • 27 March 07:27, by Tilo

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      I really hope they can understand,
      They keep on talking on behave of the other community and hindering the lives of more innocent women and children in the country. Bringing the worst nightmare to millions of the people across the country
      SHAME ON THEM

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    • 27 March 10:35, by jubaone

      Jur,
      You still cant believe? It is an open secret, that the jienges will and dont want to adhere to rules or use any common sense. You either get defeated by them or you defeat them, that simple. They dont negotiate and so the national dialogue is just as worthless as jienge shit. Forget. Put more effort to flush them anything short of that is just bullshit.

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  • 27 March 13:37, by Eyez

    Jur and J-one
    These idiots are still stuck on stupid, but, this time we will fight fire with fire. Their cow mentality does not know either peace nor empathy, it seems their brains are wired backwards and since the only language they understand is
    violence, so be it.

    We will burn all MTN or SUWAL FAHAM on our roads of Equatoria.

    MTN KILLER

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