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South Sudan president says peace agreement entering critical stage

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President Salva Kiir (R) embraces Taban Deng Gai after his swearing-in ceremony as FVP at the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, July 26, 2016 (Photo Reuters Jok Solumun)
May 17, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday called for international support to the government efforts to implement the peace deal signed in August 2015 saying that the process is entering a critical stage.

President Kiir made the remark on Wednesday after meeting the Egyptian ambassador to the South Sudan who paid him a courtesy call aimed at following the outcome of the earlier visit to Cairo.

“With the support of the region which included the role played by the Egyptian and the people of Egypt, we made significant progress with the implementation of the agreement".

"Most of the key issues have been implemented but now we are entering a critical stage. We are in the process of integration of the forces indicated in the agreement into the army. This is now in progress and this requires support from the region and the international community in terms of training so that we transform the army into a professional service institution”, said President Kiir.

Kiir said Egypt remains an important regional ally in technical support to train and equip the army with necessary military skills and capabilities especially in air and riverine units in the army.

The South Sudanese President was in Cairo in January 2017 for talks on bilateral relations. At the time it was purported that Egypt plans to rally Kiir in an alliance aiming to destabilise Addis Ababa and Khartoum in order to preserve its interests as the Ethiopian government is building near the Sudan border that may threaten its share of Nile water.

The South Sudanese presidency vigorously denied that Juba had accepted an Egyptian request to support and harbour Ethiopian rebels during a recent visit of President Salva Kiir to Cairo.

The Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Adly said his country remains ready to continue giving support to South Sudan, but he did not specify the support his country would provide the government of President Kiir.

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  • 17 May 22:54, by lino

    Security implementation?!!! How comes South Sudan still have rebellion forces all over the country?
    It is not only IO; records show there new emerging forces that are not yet included; leave alone IO’s Riek are not part of this!!! Maybe Dau Atorjong’s forces of Mading Aweil!!!

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    • 18 May 06:10, by jubaone

      The Kiirminal is allowed to daydream and be fanciful. The fool will always remain in his own shit even when it smells. . Close to 3.5m starving, 1.2m fled the country, 3.2m IDPs, no cantonment, war still raging, no control over the country. What peace if the Kiirminal even can’t go to his own village? Kiirminal is mentally sick or at best a donkey on two legs.

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      • 18 May 10:45, by South South

        Jubaone,

        Everything you mentioned is wrong.

        1- We have 100000 starving, not 3.5m (UN is a big witness to that.
        2- Only rebel fled the country, no one knows how many (1.2m) is just something from the top of your mind.
        3- Where are 3.2m IDPs, maybe you add monkeys,
        4- population of South Sudan is about 9m to 10m, but let’s add up your numbers: 3.5m+1.2m+3.2m= 7.7m, what a lie!!!!!!

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        • 18 May 11:54, by jubaone

          South South,
          You may use conservative values to underrate the crisis as often jienges do, fact is almost everyone incl. your fellow jienges are fleeing in droves, why? Hunger. You are one of them living on stolen monies cos you’re too lazy to work for yourself. When did you last visit your luak? If you have no war, so stop idling in Uganda or Kenya and go back. You may get monkey 🐵 meat to eat t

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          • 18 May 12:12, by South South

            Jubaone,

            I never lived in Uganda or in Kenya and I will not live there because my country has more land than these two countries. I have current pictures of my village when I visited it this year. I visited my village in January, February, March, and April. There is hunger in South Sudan,but stop lying about it. 100000 starving. I never ever stole one cent in South Sudan. God is watching me.

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        • 18 May 13:11, by Eastern

          South South,

          Follow the below link:
          http://data.unhcr.org/SouthSudan/regional.php

          HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU WANT TO BE A CALLED A STUPID PERSION?

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          • 18 May 19:23, by South South

            Eastern,

            Iam not like you who put out things which are not true,
            "Kiir and Malong are Anya-nya 1 members", just stupid.

            The link you put out has nothing new to the world. "Refugees from South Sudan and refugees seeking asylums from South Sudan are the same people and you can not count them twice stupid man. Shut up loser.

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        • 18 May 14:01, by Sunday Junup

          South South,

          100,000 was only for famine in Leer county not for the whole South Sudan. You said all who went for refugee are rebel. That is why you (Dinka) people kills children and women thinking that they are rebels? It is confirmed by UNHCR that those who cross neighboring countries are mainly women and children. I never seen a government who call its civilian rebel except SPLA since 1983

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  • 17 May 23:15, by Mr Point

    The Peace Agreement is reaching a critical stage because Kiir is fast running out of people he can blame his fake coups on.
    7 times Kiir said there was a attempted coup and regime change

    2004 John Garang & Nhial Deng Nhial
    2006 Gen. Oyai Deng Ajak
    2007 Gen Mamur
    2011 Majak D’Agoot & Nhial Deng Nhial
    2012 Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwec Dual
    2013 SPLM Former Detainees
    2016 Riek Machar

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    • 17 May 23:16, by Mr Point

      Next time Kiir will blame YOU for the coup.

      Or your uncle, your brother, your cousin ....

      And that is why the Peace Agreement is at a critical stage.

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      • 18 May 01:40, by john akeen

        Mr Point
        you need to shit your ass before I POINT my finger into your ass

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        • 18 May 04:27, by Mr Point

          Little man, your words are as wise as you can possibly make them. Your thoughts show your level of intelligence and education. Do you often find, when commenting, that the adults are using ideas that you are not capable of understanding?
          Do you have a helper who peels fruit for you to eat, or have you learned to do this all by yourself?

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          • 18 May 08:08, by Eastern

            Mr. Point,

            Very measured respond.

            Thank you,

            Eastern

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        • 18 May 19:52, by jubaone

          John Akeen,
          Your brazen vulgarism typical of jienges is the reason why SStoday the whole has made fun of us. The jienge Kiirminal has disgraced our country to the point no single SS is proud. The Kiirminal can’t manage the country and indeed he can’t manage his own family and life. A hopeless human waste and shame. Wished he were not born at all or got killed during the 21yr war.

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  • 18 May 05:03, by Kush Natives

    Mr. President, you don’t have to scare public, if that’s what you’re thinking. What let it so critical? You have been integrating rebels into since 2002 up to date and it has never been so critical. Why this one? I hope all rebels are not demanding the ranks of the general! Is your peace partners think the same way or is it just you alone?

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    • 18 May 05:21, by Kush Natives

      I recited this in my occasional comments, that Taban will not rest till he ask you, Mr. President to decree yourself out by republicans decree # unknown 2017. So, the question of why an integrating the opposition forces become critical, because you Mr. President have been favoring rebels since day 1. Instead, you’re still insisting of humiliating the loyalists directly in face of rebels.

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      • 18 May 05:56, by Kuch

        Mr. Kush Natives, these SUDAN TRIBUNE and Radio Tamazuj news are all 90% sheer propaganda. Don’t always take them seriously. I always comment here, but l know where these trolls are from. Yes, there are some fools in our country who give these criminals information about our affairs. Sudan tribune is edited in France and North Sudan, and so does Radio Tamazuj>>>

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        • 18 May 06:06, by Kuch

          Just look how these shoddy articles of theirs often carry no names of those who write them. Only Tesfa Takle of Ethiopia often post his name with his article. The other section with Sudan tribune you can take seriously is News and analysis section. Otherwise, these craps are pure propaganda to destroy South Sudan and the South Sudanese people.

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          • 18 May 09:25, by Dengda

            @ Kush, shifting blaming is not mind of intellectual people but for semi-profession minded. You always blame non actors on our problem and not forthcoming with solution either. Propaganda is tool of war too. Kush Native asked importance question, why it critical this time around to integrated rebels than before. But you obsessed with denial and ignorance made you not to pick up that smart question

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  • 18 May 06:07, by Tilo

    Till we accept the truth and admit that rebellion is still in country, peace can never be achieved. What peace implementation are you talking about when there is fighting current around Yei & Upper Nile.
    We need to reason widely, more money and time has been wasted for peace with the aim that Taban D. Gai could unite IO but he failed to do so.
    Government should seek for other alternative

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  • 18 May 09:18, by Eastern

    Folks,

    The two con men in Juba, Kiir and Taban want to dube the world on behalf of suffering South Sudanese when these same people are already being looked after by UN and NGOs. The world should not waste her taxpayers money to buttress a tribal government of goons and murderers.

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  • 18 May 09:22, by Sunday Junup

    Kiir,

    I hope you are fearing integration for Paul Malong forces otherwise you are talking out of your mind. Taban Deng has no forces as we all knows. SPLA-IO is not ready to be integrated until you come to your senses and steps aside. King Paul will reply you soon just wait! Ba duol jaani dak! (i will destroy Jieng Council of Evil(JCE)).

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