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South Sudan’s Kiir to meet al-Bashir over security matters


Sudan's Omar al-Bashir shares a moment with South Sudan's Salva Kiir in Equatoria Guinea, November 23, 2016 (AP)

April 23, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president, Salva Kiir is seeking an audience with his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir to discuss how best plans to strengthen security along their borders could be implemented to enhance bilateral relations between both countries.

Diplomats and a presidential aide involved in these arrangements told Sudan Tribune that the planned meeting of the two leaders will take place after the ministers of foreign affairs, security, internal affairs, defence and justice hold preparatory meeting at the venue to be agreed upon so that they work out a plan for joint security committee, with a timetable to implement the security measures.

It is still unclear when and where the meeting of the leaders will take place, but a preparatory committee is expected to first convene.

This preparatory committee, Sudan Tribune understands, will comprise of legal experts from both sides with African Union help.

The experts, expected to be chosen by the justice ministries from the two countries are expected to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The preparatory committee, sources further disclosed, will review the progress that has so far been made in the 2012 cooperation agreement on security arrangement, develop mechanisms for handling dissidents threatening the two governments and submit a list of suspected dissidents residing in each other’s territories.

Another separate technical committee of the joint security body will reportedly be formed with a mandate to implement the deployment of a joint border and security force along common borders.

The two countries have been blaming each other for supporting armed anti-government dissidents. Both have denied the claim and relations have been stable. The expected meetings between the ministers and the two leaders are a sign that there could be a thaw.

There have been renewed complaints from senior officials in South Sudanese government, with some alleging that the Sudanese government has continued to provide logistical and military supports to different armed groups fighting with ambitions to remove from power the government of President Kiir.

These officials, concerned about South Sudan’s deteriorating economic situation, fear that a military, political and logistical support from the Sudanese government to dissident groups could facilitate the fall of the government if no immediate diplomatic actions are taken to preempt any key role.


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  • 23 April 2017 22:50, by Naath

    Dinka tribal chief Kiir seeks to meet President Bashir to help him fight Nuer along the bordera of two Sudan. I was wondering the Dinka gang leader seeks to secure border while Juba is not secure. Mr. Dinka tribal chief secure Juba first and then you can secure the borders.

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    • 23 April 2017 23:16, by anyanya1

      Brother Nath. Those morons they met it up nobody can help them in situations they created for them selves, this is good, no money this time, what are they going to give to Sudan in return their ass or what?😂😂😂

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    • 24 April 2017 06:13, by South South


      There are no rebels in Equatoria to secure Juba from them. There are a few dying individuals who need food to eat. They are weak and tired. We saw them on Al Jazeera TV a few days ago. Juba is 100% secure. When the generals of IO ran to Uganda and registered as refugees, what does that situation to tell you? Kiir is president of South Sudan and if you don’t like then stay where you are now

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      • 24 April 2017 06:17, by South South


        You are useless, when you write like a baby, it means you are bad in everything. I suggest people who live with you are tired and they want to get rid of you because you are messy. Take care of yourself first before bringing all your mess to the public.

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      • 24 April 2017 06:46, by Eastern

        South Sudan,

        What is happening in Juba this past few days is akin to what happened last year just before the Gudele One gunfight and the J1 showdown. Ugandan traders recently threatened not to bring goods to Juba. Kiir is quickly seeking audiance with Bashir because insecurity is affecting his backyard. When Kiir stubbornly continue to support SPLA-North without considering a backlash......!!!!!

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        • 24 April 2017 06:58, by Naath


          You hit the nail on the head brother. Kiir and his double blind supporters keep on dying that there are no rebels exist in Equatoria while heavy battle is always being reported in all parts of Greater Equatoria every month. Kiir and his JCE plus their idiots supporters live in denial.

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          • 24 April 2017 12:23, by Garang Akeen Tong

            @Naath, heavy fighting reported in all part of equatoria, when and where? tell me.

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        • 24 April 2017 07:36, by South South


          Nothing is happening in Juba. Yesterday I walked for 3 hours on foot. Right now I am looking outside and see nothing. In a few minutes I will walk outside. Juba is very calm, Juba is very secure and Juba is moving normally. Of course that will kill to hear it. We can not just rely on Uganda alone for our businesses, Kiir must find different ways with different countries to make business.

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          • 24 April 2017 08:41, by jubaone

            South South,
            Of course Juba would be very fine like in 2006-2012 when we were mostly Equatorians alone. With jienge drifters, squatters, beggars, unknown gunmen and kiirminals, things have become worst. Go to old Juba Town (Jubek square) or Customs Market, Hai Neem or Hai Thoura just full of hungry jienges sitting idly like vultures waiting to scavenge on a carcass. All in Juba.

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            • 24 April 2017 11:36, by South South

              What is wrong with you Jubaone. Hungry generals from Equatoira ran to refugees camp in Uganda, I think that is the news we discuss for some days to come.We are very find in Juba. No one can touch us in Juba. We are the master of the masters in Juba. Juba is ours. Come over and share it with us. All things you said in your statement today are nothing, frustration, weak, unable to face us.

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            • 24 April 2017 12:43, by Garang Akeen Tong

              @Jubaone, we are going nowhere, we are here in Juba yaa Jubaone, and you already evacuate to where you belong, that ,s Uganda, DRC, CAR, what is ur nonse here.

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              • 24 April 2017 22:04, by jubaone

                Garang Akeen,
                Where do you want to go? You are like our domestic dogs that will always to stick to it’s master cos of food. Once you leave Juba you will simply starve or start walking naked. No, just stay in Juba while we civilise you, educate you and teach you about God cos you are kaffirs who do bad things that’s why you have no souls. You know what that is my aryan jienge?

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          • 24 April 2017 08:47, by jubaone

            South South,
            Juba js big. Do you really know Juba? I know many jienges have NEVER been to Juba except on transit cos people like you must have accommodation. Juba is expensive that’s why you find about 20-50 people crowded in a beny’s house like in a hotel. Come see for yourself especially in Juba na Bari. Terrible.

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            • 24 April 2017 11:47, by South South


              I still have a room in my heart that one day South Sudan will get peace and our people will live equally (63 tribes), but let’s put facts. In 2005 when we came to Juba, Juba was shit, men were raped by Fake Arabs, buildings were collapsing and life was so hard. Anyone who does not know that is not just naive, but an idiot. This is about stating the facts.

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              • 24 April 2017 22:07, by jubaone

                South South,
                Oh you have a heart? Didn’t know jienges had hearts. Do they really need them? This is remarkable.

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              • 24 April 2017 22:14, by jubaone

                South South,
                If jellaba raped men in Juba around 2005, so you were there watching? You must be a rapist yourself or a also got screwed. Given that only young boys spend months alone in luaks, this is the start of homosexual tendencies among the jienges. Now I shall be referring to you as a dirty jienge al-khawal welee al-luti😎. So which part of Juba were you sodomized?

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      • 24 April 2017 08:54, by jubaone

        South South,
        A jienge president who sneaks in and out like a thief? Kiir is safe when outside SS than travelling within SS. How many times has he visited your junk jienge states where there is no war? None. He is scared he may starve like the rest so must carry his own food from Juba. Imagine Kiir left office, South South would also starve. I know why you can’t afford his demise. A lousy parasite.

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        • 24 April 2017 18:43, by South South


          Ok, you do not want to comment about Juba in 2005. You change that to Kiir because it was a big shame to see Juba in 2005 and to hear things that Fake Arabs did to the men in Juba. Kiir is your president. You don’t like? Go to the ocean and drink from it. Starving soldiers are those we saw from Equatoria 3 days ago (IO). Starving people are generals from Equatoria in refugee camp.

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          • 24 April 2017 21:57, by jubaone

            South South,
            I don’t feel ashamed of Juba cos that is my home town. Talk about yours if you have any. I have been to junk jienge states I could tell the difference between a cattle camp and peoples houses. Without Juba you are just a jienge. No houses, no food, no security. Juba has made you jienge humans otherwise you would-be still running naked like savages.

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    • 24 April 2017 08:24, by Mi diit

      Haha. .......

      That shows how weak and desperate the government becomes.
      R.I.P JCE’s government.

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      • 24 April 2017 14:24, by Garang Akeen Tong

        @Mi diit, Taban Deng, Tut Keu, Riak Gai Kok, Riak Gai Yoah, Mary Nyandak, and many others Tribes are the Dinka? Gatdamar plse don,t confuse people here, I know you backing Riak Machar to become President. S.sudan without Jang/Muonyjang there is s.sudan.

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        • 24 April 2017 15:15, by Mi diit

          Garang Akeen Tong,

          Dr. Riek is backed nationally and internationally including you had it not been Jieng tribal mindset that engulfed and controlled your chicken brain, you would have become one of the "Freedom Fighters" but the opposite is true.
          Wake up and follow Dr. Riek, Wednyankai.

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          • 24 April 2017 19:29, by Garang Akeen Tong

            @Mi diit, gatnyere, which freedom are you talking about? Am freedom fighter from very day, but I am not blind to follow tribal leader, I got recommandation of my current rank from, Nuer but not tribal leader. Plse reverse you decision.

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          • 24 April 2017 21:23, by Khent

            Mi diit

            Delusional rants, as usual. Riek will never lead as President and is not supported regionally let alone internationally. You just make things up.

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  • 23 April 2017 23:30, by Lino Gai Akok

    President Kiir should rush and convince Bashir to open the borders so that the redundant food in Khartoum flow to South Sudan.

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    • 24 April 2017 09:02, by jubaone

      The WFP is being brought in from El Obeid for those hungry and starving jienges in Aweil, Malualkuel, Gok Machar till WyWunrok areas. Things are tough there. Alone in an area between Gogrial and Wunrok over 12 people starved to death but has been reported. Those jienges that can afford to reach Juba flee, those unable just walk to Darfur or Kordofan. South South is somewhere in Uganda or Ken

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  • 24 April 2017 08:11, by Theallseeingeye

    the Gov has started feeling the weakness, that’s why Kiir at any expense(even if they have to turn of Sudanese rebels) wants to use Bashir to Secure the northern border hence reducing the load of resistance. but be careful when dealing with THE DEVIL. what if Bashir made Kirr turn against Sudanese rebel and break off the deal?

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  • 24 April 2017 15:06, by Sunday Junup

    Many Thanks to Sudan Tribune team for allowing me to register. it took me long to participate on Forum

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  • 24 April 2017 18:07, by chagai jr

    Mr kiir even if you go to omer al bashir to preach for you on security nothing will change you don’t know what your stake holders doing to citizens unless you change the whole regime otherwise you will run out of shortage of people my dear if you accept your failar than you need to RESIGN from the post because you are not a leader who lead proper we are tied of death

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