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South Sudan president wants home-grown solutions

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President Salva Kiir addresses delegates during the swearing-in ceremony of FVP Taban Deng Gai at the Presidential Palace in Juba, July 26, 2016. (Reuters/Jok Solomun)
May 4, 2017 (JUBA) –South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Wednesday has voiced his rejection of external interventions to end the over three-year conflict and indicated his preference for a home-grown solution saying it remains the best approach.

“We have seen what international interventions can do. Wherever there was an international intervention, it leads to the dismantling of the central government and gives rise to sectarian strife, prolonged civilian unrest and the emergence of little enclaves controlled by extremists and similar groups. It is clear that international intervention is not always the correct choice,” said President Kiir.

He made these remarks during a meeting with high-ranking military officers just hours before convening a high-level leadership with members of the political bureau of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). The meeting was part of presidential initiatives and attempts to persuade military leaders to support the national dialogue process.

President Kiir cited previous experiences and lessons as a way of addressing internal conflict.

“We need to end this conflict by ourselves and the National Dialogue is one of the ways to do it, we have done it before. We negotiated with Anyanya in 1987 and again in 2002 with Riek and in 2003 with Lam. Nobody came and told us to sit down, so we can do it again but those who still believe in a military solution must denounce violence if they want people to listen to them,” said the President.

President Kiir was very reluctant before to sign the IGAD-brokered peace agreement in August 2015, citing ’serious reservations’. At the time he objected to the power-sharing arrangement, which gives Machar more control over oil-producing states.

President Kiir went further to say that he wants the civilians of the country to be protected.

“During the operations, I want to protect the civilians because their protection is consistent with the effective, efficient, and decisive use of force in pursuit of their safety,” he added.

The President told the military leaders that the regional protection force was already in the country and should try to cooperate with them, saying there were coming to add-on to their efforts.

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  • 5 May 01:23, by Kush Natives

    an international intervention, it leads to the dismantling of the central government and gives rise to sectarian strife, prolonged. Mr. President, who do you want to put this blame on now? You’re the one who let this international intervention crabs come in. We’re just here supporting You, but we’re far from decision making process. You should have given this solution to homegrown in the first pla

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    • 5 May 04:16, by lino

      Did you forgot; the home grown solution prolonged the war in United Sudan, and broke the country into two Sudans!!!
      Why the President introduced violence in the first, and we were expecting him to have learned the lessons from his brother Bashir of Sudan??!

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      • 5 May 08:02, by South South

        lino,

        Please get this out from your mind quickly, Kiir has nothing to do with current situation in South Sudan. Riek is very responsible about war in South Sudan. He did it in 1991 and he did it again in 2013. Riek should learned from what he did in 1991.

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        • 5 May 16:46, by lino

          Ya South South,

          Don’t insert 1991 in what have happened in 2013. 1991 was pure Riek issue, but this 2013 in Kiir problem with the believe and witness of SPLM/A seniors and veterans.
          South Sudan are taken as escaped goat for their ignorance and let to believe that one man named is causing all the problems in South Sudan.
          Now he exiled by world power, but more that IO movement were created while K

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          • 5 May 16:51, by lino

            While Kiir and Taban busy implementing reservations. Are you not going to die this year, if Bashir stopped sending food through Sudan, or are you one of the people who have stolen the money in sitting somewhere in Kampala spending the people money?!!!

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            • 5 May 17:24, by South South

              lino,

              Iam in Juba, God can witness my statement. I do not need to live in Kampala, Juba is my city, beautiful city. Yes, there is corruption in South Sudan. We are trying to reduce it. In every country in the world, there is corruption. I do not have enough money, but I live in my house, in my country, in my city Juba.

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    • 5 May 05:34, by Malakal county Simon

      You want a home solution?? The citizens of this country have overwhelming keep rejecting you and simply want you to resign because you have no use any more and that is the only home solution...... And by the way, don’t forget yourself and Dr John in 2004......

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  • 5 May 01:41, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Home grown solutions is State terror by terrorists Dinka people under Kiir. SPLM/A should be dismantled and a party with an army of national character instituted otherwise only bloodshed, famine will continue prevailing in the country as long as the world continue to allow these terrorists to continue procuring weapons that they use to kill innocent people.

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    • 5 May 02:51, by Kush Natives

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
      Bloodshed? Like really? You thugs becomes a confused elements, when the government accept peaceful dialogue, You guys choses to go backwards, when government declared a self depend war,You guys run to computers desperately googling U.N. security council contacts. Once remained asking him/herself a great question mark "?" Are these really humans or an animals? God will not br

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  • 5 May 03:19, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    It is clear that president Kiir did not allow a green light for these institutional groups, they just make their way into the country!If you may give it a name, how would you call this rapidly movement? Did they increased their troops in the name of civilians protections or asociational groups?compatriot let’s joined hands shoulders to shoulders to bring a lasting solutions to these attrocities.o

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    • 5 May 06:14, by doot

      Unless government develop a very standard protocols or procedures, this country will ever experience influx of deviants aliens.These aliens can destroy, of course,they have tendency to invade every corner of our country.We do not give a free pass grade to our students. The same thing, these foreign should satisfy a basic requirements to operate in this country.WE DONOT CUT THE CORNERS TOO!!

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      • 5 May 07:15, by Kuch

        Of course a home ground peace is what will work but there are hyenas from the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs and some of their creepy creeps in between who have taken our country and our people hostage. And using their Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Lam Akol, Rebecca Nyandeng et al and some of their foolish foot soldiers/pawns as their (the US, the UK, the UN and their NGOs) as>>>

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        • 5 May 07:22, by Kuch

          their bargaining chips to crawl their evil selves into our country and would come and loot our country like they are these days doing in central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries. All these bullshits about famine, UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights as just pretexts, veneers and cover to fool the fools like some of our Nuers, Equatorians

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          • 5 May 07:33, by Kuch

            and some our lazies who just don’t want to sell out our country to the greatest evils on earth for free US and Europeans genetically modified food (GM)----the US, the UK, their UN and sleazy NGOs want to take over our country and be feeding free useless food rations----oil for food/resources just like 1991, oil for food:http://www.un.org/Depts/oip/background/inbrief.html

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            • 5 May 07:39, by Kuch
              • 5 May 07:45, by jubaone

                Kuch,
                Are you just realizing that for the first time? As a jienge you should have been aware of that ever since. Idling, squatting and bickering like market women is what you best can do. FYI what about these Apuk vs Aguok jienge fighting? Go and help resolve your shit first and get to other junubin later.

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                • 5 May 08:12, by wacjak

                  Jubaone! You crabs don’t get it. Don’t leave a big log in your eyes and only see a speck in your brother’s eyes. Buoya and Didinga have issues, Toposa-Murle, Bari and Mundari in Mangala, Madi and Acholi, and many other conflicts are happening in Equatoria. Don’t fool us that you don’t have internal issues. What is making some of these conflicts subsiding is just the current crisis.

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                  • 5 May 08:16, by wacjak

                    We don’t run around telling the whole world because we do know that South Sudanese are backward and it will take time to resolve these issues. It is not only Aguok-Apuk that have issues, but several other sections. Don’t let your hatred for the Jieeng people blind you to see facts about your own people.

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              • 5 May 07:45, by Kuch

                and his bunch of idiots who even called him a Dr. The fool even advised some his Nuers when he was in Juba last year to stay in these so-called POCs until the US, the UK, their UN and the NGOs give the Nuers free food and money, is when the Nuers can get out of these filthy compounds. Really, do the US, the UK, the UN and the NGOs owe anything to the Nuers? Not even a dime! But the US, the UK>>>

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                • 5 May 07:53, by Kuch

                  the UN and their NGOs are the ones who sponsored the current Riek Machar second foiled coup of the 15/12/2013, and so Riek Machar felt and some of his Nuers owed any debt by the US, the UK, their UN and their NGOs----and it is true. Fools like Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot and Thomas Cirillo uttered the same but different version about UN, humanitarian aid and the hand over our country to the UN>>>

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                    • 5 May 08:14, by Kuch

                      All those links above tell us the greatest monsters behind the current mess in our country are the US, the UK, their UN, their creepy NGOs and some of their allies in between. The evils thought that our country was just their another West African, Central African, Middle Eastern or South American countries that they often regime their elected govts like their underwears>>>

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                      • 5 May 08:20, by Kuch

                        and then plunder their countries, but right here in South Sudan; the US, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their creepy NGOs and some of criminals in between are wasting their times and our time. No one wants the damn evil corporate Ameerica, the UK, their evil juus and criminals in between usual bullshits in our country, never ever under the sun>>>

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                        • 5 May 08:26, by Kuch

                          A lot of bloody noses fellows. The US, the UK, their UN, their creepy NGOs and some of criminals in between are using our country and our people as their political chess game like they have done in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Libya. They have destroyed those countries, but their most prized country in Africa with resources and to use against China is our country, South Sudan>>>

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                          • 5 May 08:35, by Kuch

                            and our country is being played around through the puppets/stooges like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo by our enemies----"aktul ahbid bel ahbid" (kill a slave with a slave) as the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan used to tell us. To be honest, the fools like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom or Thomas Cirllo are taken hostage by their masters in the US>>>

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                            • 5 May 08:47, by Kuch

                              and some of the Nuers, Shilluks and Equatorians foot soldiers/pawns as their bargaining chips as l stated early. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy other countries in between are the ones *negotiating their evil selves* into our country. But don’t want the evils with their dirty intrigues in our country comes what may. Who says, we want the evil white Americans>>>

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  • 5 May 07:58, by Eastern

    Home grown solution my foot! South Sudanese don’t event eat home grown food, how do they get come up with home grown solution to their political malaise?

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  • 5 May 09:39, by Diko Man

    The home grown solution here is very simple. i.e. anything called SPLM or anything related to SPLM must be erased from the surface of the country, bse it has cause more harm than good to south sudanese. I remember in one of late Dr. John Garang’s speeches, he described SPLM/SPLA as a tool of liberation of the marginalized Sudanese. SPLM/SPLA had finished their mandate way back 2010.They must go.

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  • 5 May 09:51, by Diko Man

    Mr. President wants home grown solution to this country’s crisis! right? Mr. president you have to back off the leadership of the country and dissolve SPLM for permanent peace to prevail. with your and SPLM presence in the leadership, all things are going astray. trust me South sudanese are peace loving people,but they are just tired and sick of SPLM failures to contend this country’s crisis.

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  • 5 May 10:23, by Dengda

    Home grown solution is ACRSS with Riek and Taban out of the scene. I wonder why Taban Deng as partner in government didn’t name his team into ND, why Taban silence on issue of Cantonment and 2018 election. May he has been absorbed.

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