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Peace monitors tell S. Sudan army to cease attacks in Upper Nile

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Civilians flee UN protection site in Malakal following attacks by the government army and militias on 17-18 February 2016 - (MSF photo)
April 28, 2017 (JUBA) - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Friday called on the South Sudanese army to immediately stop attacks in the restive Upper Nile region saying it bears the responsibilities of the violence that displaced 25,000 civilians.

The very strongly worded warning issued JMEC chairman Festus Mogae was issued following large-scale attacks carried out by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) on the rebel position of rebel positions in Kodok and Aburoc, ethnic Shilluk areas.

Mogae said he was pleased to hear that the SPLA troops are under control as it was stated on Thursday by the military spokesperson who was reacting to a previous statement made by the JMEC chairman saying that the central command and control of its troops might have broken down.

“If that control is in place, then once again we call upon the SPLA specifically, and all armed forces and groups, to stop all offensive operations immediately, bring all violence and displacement of civilians to an end and implement the ceasefire as set out in the 2015 Agreement," he said.

He further warned that the government will be held accountable for the ongoing violence and the gross human rights violations on the civilian population.

“If command and control are still in place and hostilities do not end then we will know who is responsible for ignoring our demands for a cessation of violence, perpetuating violence and conflict, the displacement of civilians, and the human rights violations taking place around the country under their watch,” he said.

Since November last year, UN officials warned against the continuation of the war in South Sudan saying violence is escalating along ethnic lines. Also, December, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations warned against genocide saying all its ingredients were there.

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  • 29 April 2017 17:50, by Lango2010

    If the Leaders and opposition politicians hearts of Nationalism, the should come to their senses and denounce war, reunited the people of South Sudan, bring true peace and reconciliation to end these on going suffering. Why are we killing ourselves? " Kalamazoo kurisi wu gurou " as Emmanuel Kembe put it? Alexa fi gaba wa bukura fil maxima. Let think well ya junubin we are finishing.

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  • 29 April 2017 18:35, by Lango2010

    I mean kalam kurisi wu gurous, Alela fil gaba wa bukura fi madina ,

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    • 29 April 2017 22:47, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Lango2010, hw came now to blame gov,t, when gov,t is calling to dialogue and they rebel do rejecting such call and chose war instead of peace.

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