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S. Sudan insists protection forces should be only from the region


A United Nations peacekeeper standing with children near the U.N. base in Juba, South Sudan, in January 2016 (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin/File)
April 9, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government has reiterated its objection to the participation of peacekeepers from outside the region in the Regional Protection Force (RPF), claiming it goes against the resolution of the United Nations Security Council.

Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs Tut Kew Gatluak told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that troops participating in the additional force should be only decided last August.

“The resolution of the Security Council is clear. It calls for deployment of regional protection force. This simply means the force to be deployed should come from countries in the region," said Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs Tut Kew Gatluak.

"If you bring troops from countries outside the region, then it means something else, and the language has to be revised and this will be another process,” he further.

The presidential aide in his statements to Sudan Tribune echoed the views of the Minister of Information Michael Makuei Lueth who told reporters on Friday after the weekly cabinet meeting that Nepal and Bangladesh are not countries within the region to participate in the deployment of the regional protection force.

“The Council discussed the issue of armament and the deployment of the forces, and not that only but there is one outstanding issue which has just emerged. The forces referred to as the regional protection force, but if you see the list of the countries that are bringing in the forces these forces who are coming in are Nepalese and Bangladesh. These forces are not part of the region, this is one, said Lueth.

"We asked them as to why are you bringing these people. They said we are bringing these people because they are technocrats; they are engineers and medical doctors. And we said this force here in the region, is it true that they have no engineering section and there is no medical corps.’’

"So we want to know. If they bring in forces from outside the region, then they are definitely in violation of the agreement, and if they want to bring the forces from outside the region, then they must change the name of the force,” he stressed.

The UN Security Council is expected to discuss the deployment of the 4000 additional force this month and to take a decision over its arrival to South Sudan.

During a visit to Juba last March, the former head of the UN peacekeeping department Hervé Ladsous explained the reasons behind the delay in the deployment of the RPF and announced it would be deployed within weeks.


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  • 10 April 2017 00:26, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Why is a new established country by name South Sudan dictate terms to UN on its work? All the world wants is Peace keeping on the ground in fact it should have been peace enforcing. Here the subject matter is Peace keeping and it does not matter where the troops come from. Prevention of troops from any continent is a time delay tactics by the brutal murderers of Juba.

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    • 10 April 2017 00:59, by Kuch

      Jur, in your and your UN wildest dreams fellows. The govt of South Sudan will never ever welcome any rat from another country into our country again. Be it from our own region or anywhere else. The UN project stinks to high heavens.

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      • 10 April 2017 01:09, by Kuch

        Do you fellows know that your so-called UN peacekeeping mercenaries are not really about peacekeeping as you idiots are made to believe, they are the US and European people neo-colonialism forces. You Riek Machar’s supporters have never been the smartest kids in South Sudan anyway.

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        • 10 April 2017 01:17, by Kuch

          Do you know that the current war in our coutry is being slyly supported by the US, the UK, their UN, their creepy NGOs and their other criminals in between.And it is about to do with our resources and to counter China and you Riek Machar fools are bidding to hand over our country to foreign hyenas on a clean plate.

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          • 10 April 2017 01:29, by Kuch

            Good luck fellows with your US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and their criminals in between fellows. The damn UN and everything to do with your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus and some of their creeps in between will be bombed out of our country, keeps watch idiots.

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            • 10 April 2017 01:38, by Kuch

              Your damn UN, the US, the UK, their NGos and their creeps in between want to our coutry like Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Libya, CAR or Congo and you Riek Machar idiots ars are not seeing this. Be very careful fools.

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  • 10 April 2017 03:16, by Bolman

    Hey Mr physchaitre or abnormal mind Kusk, do you read the article before you through you dirty mouth onto, by insulting the real people of SouthSudanese indigenous, did you studied the so call Kiir’s background do you know that he the Dinka by Mother his biological from Darfur during time of the Colonization, Kiir and Taban they weren’t the Southerness by both Dad and Mother they were the Adapted

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  • 10 April 2017 03:27, by Bolman

    I believe nobody like Salva Kiir accepts the heartless people money lover including unnationalistic Dinka who supporting him because he presenting Dinka interest while Kiir himself was n is not the pure he the adapted Arab Darfurian Child this is known according to his background if you wanna know more about him ask me next time

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  • 10 April 2017 03:27, by Bolman

    I believe nobody like Salva Kiir accepts the heartless people money lover including unnationalistic Dinka who supporting him because he presenting Dinka interest while Kiir himself was n is not the pure he the adapted Arab Darfurian Child this is known according to his background if you wanna know more about him ask me next time

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  • 10 April 2017 05:04, by Nairobimitot

    South Sudan need only regional force to come inside the country. We do not need the outside forces like Nepal and Bangladesh, they are agents of superpowers. They can bring diseases which can have greater consequences in South Sudan. Remember that those forces of Nepal and Bangladesh are engineers and medical doctors who can produce chemical weapon such as anthrax and many. They can release it in

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  • 10 April 2017 05:05, by Nairobimitot

    They can release it in the air and nobody would detect the toxic chemical which can have grave consequences in the lives of our people. Many countries now want to come to control our resources and to divide us so that one day they can take over the country and run it us their own. The people of South Sudan shall have a clear vision which is to unite, and reconcile themselves to save the country fr

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  • 10 April 2017 05:06, by Nairobimitot

    from other superpower who do not want to see black people of South Sudan to unite and develop their country. Everybody should be aware and be vigilant about this takeover of the country by foreigners. Many indigenous people from around the world have disappeared. We should all be careful whether you are in the opposition or in the government and as long as you are a South Sudanese, be aware of thi

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  • 10 April 2017 05:07, by Nairobimitot

    be aware of things that are very important to the country and do not let your hatefulness and emotions lose your mind and your country

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    • 10 April 2017 07:56, by Kuch

      Nairobimitot or small Nairobi, why would we want anyone from any country to come into country in the first place? Even your so-called regional mercenaries will be here and be paid by the Europeans, Americans, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE et al. And these so-called regional mercemaries will just plunder our coumtry like Eastern Congo. Our Nuers, you fellows and youMachar can welcome the colonizers into

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      • 10 April 2017 08:12, by Kuch

        your own villages in a broad day light simply because the idiot is such a fool who doesn’t know the dirty game being played around in our country and against our people by the US, the UK, their UN, their creepy NGOs and some of their criminals in between. The whole game here is about our resources and to counter China influence in our country and the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>.

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        • 10 April 2017 08:29, by Kuch

          and some of their criminals in between are using you Nuer idiots and some Equatorians as their pawns/proxies to fight their dirty war to crawl their evil selves into our country. And your Riek Machar demigod, Pagan Amuom and just recently, their stooges to crawl their evil selves into our country into come and plunder it just they are currently doing in Libya, CAR, Afghanistan, Iraq and other>>>

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          • 10 April 2017 08:45, by Kuch

            countries. But our Nuers and some Equatorians as usual are letting themselves being used by our enemies---this time, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between are using some of our Nuers and some of Equatorians and they want to be given free UN free rations while sitting around in the so-called UN compounds and complain day and night about Dinkas/Jiengs>>>

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            • 10 April 2017 09:41, by Kuch

              A, Dinkas/Jiengs B, Dinkas/Jiengs Z et al. When they don’t know that they are being used by our enemies. During our genuine war of independence from our so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan. Almost all of our Nuers and all Equatorians ganged up with our arch enemies----the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, rubbish from Middle East and were used to>>>

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              • 10 April 2017 10:47, by Kuch

                to fight the SPLA in exchange for free food. This time as l explained above, some of our Nuers and their Equatorians think, they can play balls with us through their so-called UN, humanitarian aid, their so-called peacekeeping and human right nonsense, Careful fellows, we are here.

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      • 10 April 2017 08:31, by Nairobimitot

        Kush read my statement again. you are misplacing my statement.

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  • 10 April 2017 13:39, by anyanya1

    You cannot solve the problem, and you don’t want others to help, you need to sit on broken bottle Mada fakas.

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  • 10 April 2017 16:48, by Kush Natives

    Its so disgraceful, when so U.N. are objecting whatever they called RPF in different mirror then SS. If U.N. became naïve in the processes of deploying these forces, then MUST starts looking for an another countries to employs those bed bugs. RPF alone any sleeping animal the definition. Let U.N. define "REGIONAL PROTECTION FORCES" in French, if it may help in vocabularies in this contact.

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  • 10 April 2017 20:31, by anyanya1

    Mr. Kus do you think if these U.N. want to bring any country they want what can you do with your useless AK 47, I know you will cry cause your end has come.

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