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Norway to host reconciliation conference on S. Sudan


May 14, 2017 (JUBA) – Norway has invited South Sudan government and members of the country’s opposition parties for a reconciliation conference due next month, its special envoy to South Sudan, Erling Skojonsberg said.

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Embassy of South Sudan in Oslo, Norway (Wikipedia Photo)

According to the Norwegian official, his country is ready to assist South Sudan in the implementation of the 2015 peace accord.

“The Norwegian government has promised to help South Sudan to implement the peace agreement in order to have a peaceful resolution to the conflict in this country,” Skojonsberg told reporters in the South Sudanese capital, Juba on Thursday last week.

The Norwegian special envoy also met South Sudan President Salva Kiir, during which they discussed the need for the implementation of a permanent ceasefire to end the violence in the young nation.

Norway played a key role in the negotiations for the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement between North and South Sudan to end the second Sudanese civil war. Oslo was also instrumental in supporting the negotiations between South Sudan government and its armed opposition faction, leading to the signing of the August 2015 peace deal on resolving the country’s conflict.


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  • 15 May 2017 08:15, by Eastern

    Unless the blanket "opposition parties" that are a force to reckon with are established the main issues at hand would continue evading those purporting to seek for solution even if the venue for peace talks/ reconciliations have been shifted to the Moon!

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    • 15 May 2017 12:11, by South South

      We welcome Norway to host a conference on South Sudan. This is very good move.

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    • 29 October 2017 08:54, by sirking79

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  • 15 May 2017 08:54, by Garang Akeen Tong


    It,s very great eport, to have peace and recouncilation, you promise to help implementation of 2015 peace accord but no tangable things happen, no matter as you aware our president Salva Kiir with his first vice President Taban Deng are progressing well in peace implementation

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    • 15 May 2017 12:52, by jubaone

      Garang Akeen,
      How do you measure whether the peace is being implemented and progressing well? Just give 3 indicators to support your assertion. Nice get-together between the Kiirminal and Taban Traitor is not an indicator just incase you foolishly would want to suggest that.

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      • 15 May 2017 17:51, by Garang Akeen Tong


        Comeone bro, be honest.
        1. IO, FDS, and opposition parties were given theirs percentage base on 2015 agreement both in national and state level.
        2. IO. Contonment areas were alocated and refuse to assemble,

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        • 15 May 2017 18:51, by jubaone

          Garang Akeen
          1. Demilitarization of Juba to 25km radiu
          2. Cantonment (Taban should bring his handful of Nuer Wieuw if any)
          3. Deployment of RPF
          4. CSTAMM to verify 1.2.3 are implemented
          5. Formation of Hybrid Court
          6. Ceasefire, return of refugees to their areas incl. you
          7. Constitutional review/adoption of federal system etc.

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          • 15 May 2017 18:53, by jubaone

            Garang Akeen
            Are we anywhere near to the stated points?

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          • 15 May 2017 21:07, by South South


            Which factions among 8 factions of South Sudan has these conditions?

            1- SPLM-IO- Reik Machar is a president
            2- FDP- Gabriel Changson is a president
            3- UDRA- Thomas Tut Doap is a president
            4- SPLM-FDs- Maybe Kosti Manibe is a president
            5- SSNMC- Joseph Bakasoro is a apresident
            6- NDM- Lam Akol is a president
            7- NAS- Thomas Cirillo is a presiden
            8- Peter Gadet

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            • 16 May 2017 08:23, by jubaone

              South South,
              The ARCISS 2015 gives provisions only for IG and IO under Riak. The red you mentioned can campaign for presidency had the Kiirminal followed the deal in letter and spirit. I strongly believe that the Kiirminal is gradually running out of steam now that Malong is a fugitive and may join Riak. Anything is possible and jienges are masters of conspiracies.

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  • 15 May 2017 09:11, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Our brothers, who took up arm to fight gov’t should denounce violence and join hands with gov,t to work for peace in our country, the country is biger then us, we can thinks the future of next generation.

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    • 15 May 2017 14:32, by Rami Tot

      those who killers must be punished let the law take it root so that peace can be restored in south sudan, international community can not make peace loving people live with snakes, those looters and rapist mathiang Anyors

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  • 15 May 2017 16:38, by Angelo Achuil

    In my opinion, if other in TROIKA also support this move, president Kiir’s national dialogue may succeed using 2015 Arusha model. But as long as Kiir insists on doing the dialogue at his terms (like handpicking members, location and timing of talks, swearing in) it won’t work. I wish he let Church decides those and he implement the outcomes however displeasing to him. That’s the only way to peace

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