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Bashir says inclusive process is needed for lasting peace in S. Sudan


Sudan's President Omer al-Bashir speaks in Hara, Ethiopia on 8 december 2016 (ENA Photo)
May 4, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir, Thursday, reiterated the need to stop the war in the restive country and to hold an inclusive process for a lasting peace in South Sudan.

Al-Bashir made his statement during a meeting with the chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Festus Mogae, who briefed him about the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement.

In his speech at the JMEC plenary meeting on 26 April in Juba, Mogae said he was wondering how they can stop the war and starvation and how to hold inclusive process which is according to him is "the cardinal principle within which all dialogue and engagement must be seen".

Following the meeting, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said JMEC chairperson briefed President al-Bashir about the situation in South Sudan and the devastating impact of the war in the country including the famine that hits local population in several areas.

"The President, for his part, stressed the need to achieve peace in South Sudan saying that Sudan has a moral responsibility as the two countries were one country," said Ghandour.

The foreign minister further said: "President al-Bashir emphasised on the need to bring together the warring parties to end the war so that international and regional community provide humanitarian assistance to the war-affected civilians and stop the effects of the current famine".

He added that the negotiated settlement can be reached "by considering a (new) political agreement or reviewing the previous political agreement (of August 2015) to achieve a lasting peace in South Sudan".

Mogae told the JMEC plenary meeting in Juba that he met last month with the former First Vice President Riek Machar in Pretoria and discussed with them ways to hold an inclusive peace process.

"The message I conveyed to Machar was to renounce violence, declare a unilateral ceasefire and participate in the National Dialogue," said the JMEC chairman.


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  • 5 May 2017 02:11, by lino

    Mr.Festus why no one was held responsible about the broke out of war in July, 2016? It showed that you are incapable of steering the peace implementation.
    Let Kiir and Taban implement their reservations now. They said they can do it without anyone else; now we have seen them running are the people of SS to their grieveyards.

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    • 5 May 2017 04:09, by lino

      Correction: we have seen them driving all the people of SS to their grieveyards!!!

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      • 5 May 2017 05:40, by Malakal county Simon

        Nothing will materialise in this peace accord, because Mogea has been bribed and need to tender his resignation to AU immediately.....

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        • 5 May 2017 06:25, by Kush Natives

          Malakal county Simon,
          If we "the very people" of South Sudan don’t believe in anything that concerns peace, then who else will bring it? It supposed to be us South Sudanese who are suffering should be the ones believing in any effort that could about peace in our country. Otherwise, everything that we believe in will be a nothing. Bashir wouldn’t deliver anything else rather then enslaving you. He

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          • 5 May 2017 10:15, by Malakal county Simon

            Kush Natives

            A peace without Dr Machar, is like a car without fuel!!!!

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            • 5 May 2017 12:10, by PEACE FOR ALL

              malakal county simon.
              I want to ask you 1 question concerning your comment.
              you said that peace without Dr. Riek is like car without fuel. my question is , And if Salva and Dr. Riek died today, do you think that peace will not come? You
              believe in yourself my friend for peace to come rather than anybody. you mean without Dr. Riek you are nothing? my God help such a people

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    • 5 May 2017 09:36, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      It is the extent for the whole to confuse of how to control the worsening situation in South Sudan.
      😁 civil war
      😁dangerous famine

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  • 5 May 2017 07:11, by Sunday Junup

    Look at Fetus, when he talk to Dr.Riak he agreed to call for inclusive peace and when he came back to Juba he will change his mind and talk of giving Taban a chance to implement Peace. What do you want us to put into history about you? Just resign and allow others to do it. Albashir is now talking. What ever Dr.Riak said people come to it no matter when. He is Messiah for Africa

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  • 5 May 2017 07:32, by Adok son

    Festus Mogae and the world’s bodies, why are u laughing at us we the people’s movement to call upon Dr Riek for denouncing violence while you have caught him and now living in an exile with your wishes and started to help Salva Kiir through Uganda under Maseveni the criminal number one in Africa?? Anyway, God is there He will bring the solution of this mess in South Sudan. Now onwards,...

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  • 5 May 2017 07:42, by Adok son

    >>>we shall think twice,either we will be finished by America in South Sudan or to seek another country to live in it in Africa like Sudan because it is better for a person to be persecuted by an enemy instead of your brother who don’t know how to fight war by himself but through the help of international community.USA and Israeli helped Salva Kiir through Uganda with chemical weapons so that...

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  • 5 May 2017 07:51, by Adok son

    cont...anyone opposes Salva must be perished because White people always doesn’t like the people of Africa but their resources only are needed by them,and it is now happening in South Sudan. You world,u don’t like Machar because of his intellectuality and capacity that he will not let u to collect our resources on his watch, u preferred Kiir of his primitiveness and incompetency in the leadership.

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  • 5 May 2017 08:02, by Adok son

    Cont... Of South Sudan with only that interest.
    Let you(UK, US,and their allies) play your strikes and make sure that God is looking at you, for the power He had given u before in the World war2 He will remove it out from you with the prayer and fasting of the innocent civilians who are killed by Salva Kiir through you.This year will be the last for us to be ruled by Dinka of Salva, if you(US)>>>

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  • 5 May 2017 08:15, by Adok son

    Proceeds to help Kiir again. Understand this u UN,US,UK and your allies, if you wait for Dr Riek Machar to tell you that I’m exhausted by you so let the country be ruled by UN Trusteeship! Then you’re waiting for nothing,we South Sudanese people we don’t Like to be ruled by Europeans and Americans, so your wishes to rule SS with your useless organization(UN) is not allow anymore.Machar Viva!!!!

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  • 5 May 2017 09:41, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The whole 🌐 must wake up to crosscheck the South Sudanese problem by inclusive political process.

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  • 5 May 2017 09:48, by Dengda

    One thing I hate to extend beyond human imagination, is to make international community, IGAD to regret their decisions which support South Sudan to be independent nation!!!!!
    JMEC been put into unprecedented situation, Juba say no Riak in ND, but say inclusive is the only forward, what a contradiction? Two option remain clear, regime change by force or United two Sudan and S. Sudan.

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    • 5 May 2017 09:55, by Dengda

      South Sudan would remain as second class citizen. Kiir assume he leader because he remain as top SPLM senior person which brought him into presidency. But I am regretting that hierarchy, because we were movement by then. Now Kiir deal away with Garang boys and side lined Garang’s family. I wish I was him, distance my immediate family in private advising role and relinquishing my position to someon

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      • 5 May 2017 10:02, by Dengda

        Bashir is now smelling baking cake and would increase his energy in effort to reunited both Sudan, he clearly stated during CPA negotiation that, "S. Sudan are not capable of leading themselves and it not right time to give them that status" question to Kush and Kush native and Force 1, not Dinka General who quit his stance. Sudan is now feeding millions of our civilians displaced....

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        • 5 May 2017 10:10, by Dengda

          Aweil and warrap are being fed by UN agency call WFP of which some people like kush don’t see as he is unit-UN, US, UK, EU and NGOs, but pro-China and Russia which only provides weapon and not humanitarian assistance. We forgot to recognised NPA or Norway people Aid which stand unshaken with SPLM/A during struggle to give it single contract of our abundant resources. That is Kiir legacy.

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          • 5 May 2017 11:36, by Kuch

            Mr. Dengda, I am a an NPA aid, the so-called lost boys. I am the bombing your Riek Machar here in Malakal, Bor; l am here in Ayod chap. Mr. Dr. Dengda, Norway, (the so-called troika: the US, the UK and Norway) are our greatest enemies. Be very chap. Jieng/Dinka people of the South Suda/sudan/Egypt, are here. Have you ever heard of Hilde Johnson, the witch who almost destroyed our country>>>

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            • 5 May 2017 12:01, by Kuch

              and our people. Mr. Dengda, be very careful. Tanzania, is conspired by our enemies simply because, Julies Nyarere; said no to other criminals interfering with other people’s countries; his own people. We are here Dengda.

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            • 5 May 2017 12:13, by Kuch

              I am an "NPA beneficiary" and we don’t want the damn so-called Norwegian criminals in country. We are here fellows. Get your rubbish out of here. We are going to bomb you.

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            • 5 May 2017 12:14, by Kuch

              I am an "NPA beneficiary" and we don’t want the damn so-called Norwegian criminals in country. We are here fellows. Get your rubbish out of here. We are going to bomb you.

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              • 5 May 2017 14:34, by Dengda

                @ Kush
                I could understand your point, but I stood you want to bomb me and NPA, well I am here in Juba hail, let face it roughly like what happened in J1 2016. I was in Jebel Market when dog fight broke out, so go on with your fighter jet to bomb me. Please check your IQ before you boring readers with nonsenses and tedious comments.

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  • 5 May 2017 11:40, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Bashir is right. No peace can be achieves in South Sudan when some citizens are excluded in the dialogue. What is the use of dialogue if it not amongst enemies. The talks must not be there for friends to have a talk show but should be otherwise.

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  • 5 May 2017 18:38, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Pres. Bashier 2015 agreement is already implement except Dr. Riak, if you mean to reinstate him is very harm to ordinary citizen, finally I do appreciate your call for lasting peace.

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    • 6 May 2017 07:37, by Eastern

      Garang Akeen Tong,

      Why do you say so? I hope you are not from Wanyjok? a common question from that area.

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      • 6 May 2017 20:45, by Garang Akeen Tong

        EASTERN, why not I am here in LION DIV.3 what up? I am going to bomb you out, if u reject dialogue you should prepare to join Machar in exile, no room for you bro.

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