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South Sudan completes preparation to hold national dialogue on Monday


President Salva Kiir, centre, arrives at the John Garang Masoleum in Juba, Sudan, Friday, April 27, 2012, (AP Photo)
May 21, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has announced that the national dialogue, will convene on Monday 22 May after a long delay in order to include holdout opposition leaders.

Juba has warned the armed and non-opposition groups which have refused to join the dialogue, that any attempt to sabotaging the government-led political process will not be tolerated.

According to leading members of the organising team, President Kiir has given the go ahead to invite, accommodate and provide necessary logistics to the national dialogue committee.

"I am glad to let the people of South Sudan through the media know that the long-awaited national dialogue committee on which the secretariat has been working will be officially opened on Monday," said Daniel Awet Akot, the Presidential advisor on military affairs.

"This will not only be in Juba alone. It is a bottom-up dialogue and so a general national dialogue will start in all the states across the country,” he further said.

Akot went on to say that President Kiir who is the chairman of the process would just open the proceedings, but the real work would be done by the co-chairpersons.

The Presidential advisor told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that President Kiir had already met delegates representing several factions.

Akot’s commented that the President would no longer wait for opposition parties, adding that he would extend patience but he would not allow the dialogue to fail.

He noted that his administration could not force opposition parties to join the national dialogue, asserting that any attempt to undermine it would not succeed because of the significant political and social support it has received in the country.

Meanwhile, the Presidential press secretary said in a statement, “the office of the President appeals to all the members of the steering committee, including Co-Chairpersons, Vice Chairperson, the Rapporteur, and two deputy rapporteurs, Foreign External Members, and the Secretaries to came to sign their names.”

The press secretary further reminded the Centre for Peace and Development Studies, Ebony Centre, to send the names of two members into addition to the representative from South Sudan Council of Churches which has been allotted three members and South Sudan Islamic Council with one member.


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  • 21 May 2017 23:31, by Sunday Junup

    Kuch, Kuch Native and South South,

    Your Father is now talking, i hope you will be in Wau, Yie, Waat Nasir, Fangak, Maiwut, Leer, Yambio, Raja, Renk and Tonga too. Wish you in fake dialogue. Tomorrow don’t begg for money or even cancel it because budget.

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    • 22 May 2017 02:22, by South South

      We are walking. Good work Mr. President.

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    • 22 May 2017 02:50, by Kush Natives

      Sunday Junup,
      He’s our father all, unless you naturalized yourself as part of a different country. Be prepared, the long awaited national dialogue is kicking off Monday May the 22nd! But, the president will not go to areas that you just mentioned, rather then sending the government teams. We with the president will tour Juba. Those who will attempt to sabotage this crucial dialogue will be in zero

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      • 22 May 2017 03:51, by Kush Natives


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        • 22 May 2017 05:38, by Malakal county Simon

          Hell with this bogus dialogue!!!!

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          • 22 May 2017 06:55, by Kush Natives

            Malakal county Simon,
            There’s no an another way around to keeps this country stable, the only viable option is dialogue rather then the war that you folks are waging on the keyboards. Leave this dialogue for those who needed the most! For those who are inciting violence against South Sudan, we will deal with you accordingly, no matter how much sanctuaries you reserved in the bushes of South Suda

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            • 22 May 2017 07:02, by Kush Natives

              >>n. This is the only our God given chance in order to settle our differences, or maybe the opposition forces have their own different dreams of solving this problem. Let’s give unarmed man and women a chance to respond to this critical event. We can’t afford to destroy this country just for the sake or an interest of one man, this is a red line from an innocent civil populations in which inhabite

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            • 22 May 2017 08:36, by Malakal county Simon

              Kush Natives

              It is another way around, because we are the one that’s gona deal with your unwanted president for imposing himslef on people’s...... And by the way, who are you going to dialogue with???? Because the bogus dialogue has been overwhelming rejected by the people’s of South Sudan.... It’s pathetic and it’s won’t work...... The only honest way forward to end this senseless war imposed on

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    • 22 May 2017 12:41, by Kuch

      Sunday Junup,
      have a read on this link fool:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/22/donald-trump-50-percent-south-sudan-population
      Your evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus & some criminals in between we have been telling you Riek Machar fools that the US, the UK, their evil juus & their allies are using you idiots as their pawns/proxies to fight their Geo-political>>>

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      • 22 May 2017 12:47, by Kuch

        dirty war over our resources & influence in our country. Your evil corporate think, they can use, North Sudan, ethiopia & Uganda to fight over our country just like they have using other countries in middle East to fight over other people’s countries. The good news is: The evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their allies have step on the wrong people’s>>>

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        • 22 May 2017 12:53, by Kuch

          feet, the Sudanese men, the Dinkas/Jiengs of people of the Sudan. Let the evil corporate America, the the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their allies bring it on. Fellows, we keep informing you fellows all along that what the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy criminals in between have desperately shopping for in our country is not>>>

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          • 22 May 2017 13:03, by Kuch

            going to end very well. The govt of South Sudan must now inform the damn evil corporate America, the UK & their UN to remove their damn UNIMISS out of our country in piece before we put our hands on the evils. This is going to be our opportunity to bomb the cloned arabs of North Sudan back to Yemen & Saudia Arabia. Fellows, war is here. Let the cowards run away. We keep telling you fools that>>>

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            • 22 May 2017 13:10, by Kuch

              the evil corporate America, the UK, the UN, their evil juus, their NGOs & their allies have taken our country & our people hostage. And the evils been using our country & our people as their Geo-political chess game like Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya & CAR because the evils are salivating for our oil fields & to counter China>>>

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              • 22 May 2017 13:21, by Kuch

                The US, the UK, the UN, their sleazy NGOs & their allies have been using their Riek Machar puppets/stooge to regime change the current govt & their their Riek Machar puppet/stooge would have been micro-managed in Washington, Wall street, London, Paris, Brussels, Dubai or Johannesburg et al; should regime change with their Riek Machar succeeded>>>

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                • 22 May 2017 13:27, by Kuch

                  But their Riek Machar puppet/stooge has failed & so the evils then went to the like of Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo & others as yet their another puppets/stooges to use to fight their dirty war in our country & against our people. These fellows seem to have their conscience tell them not to. And so now the evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN>>>

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                  • 22 May 2017 13:34, by Kuch

                    their sleazy NGOs & their allies have run out of who to use to regime change the current govt of South Sudan. And so their only dirty game left on their evil sleeves is to let their so-called arab North Sudan, ethiopia & Uganda fight over our country. Good luck to evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their allies. Watch this space fellows, a lot of bloody>

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                  • 22 May 2017 13:35, by Kuch

                    their sleazy NGOs & their allies have run out of who to use to regime change the current govt of South Sudan. And so their only dirty game left on their evil sleeves is to let their so-called arab North Sudan, ethiopia & Uganda fight over our country. Good luck to evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their allies. Watch this space fellows, a lot of bloody>

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                    • 22 May 2017 13:39, by Kuch

                      noses fellows. The evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their creepy NGOs & their criminals in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far. Who says we want the evil white Americans, English people & their evil juus with their evil dirty intrigues in our country, who really says?

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      • 22 May 2017 13:34, by Sunday Junup

        Your problem is that, you don’t have reasoning and never feel shame. Your (SPLA) vision was united Sudan with help of the same American (Eric Reeves)but failed and joined Separatist while still holding the hate and conflict to Self determination like Dr.Riak who championed vision. Now you are against America who favor you after hijacking other peoples Ideas. This dialogue will not make fruit

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        • 22 May 2017 14:08, by Kuch

          Sunday Junup, how was Riek Machar champing for South Sudan’s self-determination when he was with bunch of Nuers losers in Khartoum fighting the SPLA with your so-called arab of North Sudan masters? Sunday Junub, are you inferring about about this evil juus article?:http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/886530220?-21266:8599:0
          Sunday Junub, the white Americans, English people, their evil juus & their allies>>>

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          • 22 May 2017 14:16, by Kuch

            are using your Riek Machar as their puppet/stooge to crawl their evil selves into our country to come & plunder it like CAR, Libya, Iraq etc and they are using some of you Nuer fools & some Equatorians as their pawns/proxies to fight their dirty war in our country & against our people. Mr. Sunday Junub, read this link again:http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/886530220?-21266:8599:0 & the comments chap>>>

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            • 22 May 2017 15:37, by jubaone

              Take a break and have some glass of fresh milk from a lactating jienge cow it will help cool you down from your rants. Don’t you have something else to do?

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            • 22 May 2017 16:40, by Sunday Junup

              Dr.Riak was in Khartoum through Peace Agreement like what was signed in 2015 August but you Dinka continued with visionless SPLA busy killing civilians in every corner until Dr.John begged Riak in Pagak 2001 through Eric Reeves request when he saw Riak as man of ideas with a promised that a south Sudanese will judge us. Now you including Salva voted in Favor of Riak instead of Garang.

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  • 22 May 2017 08:03, by Tilo

    National Dialogue is supposed to end the fighting and stabilized the country. The question is there are still people fighting the dialogue is initiated, is this dialogue not for all S. Sudanese.
    What if fighting continue after the dialogue, what is gov’t plan B to end the fighting?

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    • 22 May 2017 11:26, by Garang Akeen Tong


      Another plane B is to crush rebel militarily, if the fail to respone national dialogue which is only option to peace.

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      • 22 May 2017 13:32, by anyanya1

        So why you called it National Dialogue in first place if you don’t want to accept others views in this country, if you will crush rebellion in this country after ND so when were you since 2013? It’s clear you want your rotten ideas to be heard alone,but nobody give a shit about it, go do your nasty shit.

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        • 22 May 2017 15:59, by Garang Akeen Tong

          Anyanya 1

          We do want views of all tribes to be presents to our gov,t, to solve it amicably, not war, that why gov,t call our communities from grass roots level to present theirs grievance.
          Therefor if you fail to respone call for peace and choose war instead of peace, the we can deal to crush you militarily.

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          • 22 May 2017 18:09, by anyanya1

            Don’t write things course of writing but use ur sense, better equipped army of UG they said they will crush rebellion of people of ss in 7 days!! They failed & went to their hats, if have said so then be it, go do your bogus shit, when you done,come we will do you very well...

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  • 22 May 2017 10:25, by EYE SEE

    Isolate Machar! isolate peace!
    Machar is another S.Sudanese Jesus. It’s true.

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  • 22 May 2017 13:50, by james awel

    To hell with your dialogue

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  • 22 May 2017 15:26, by Angelo Achuil

    In my opinion, our leaders have NOT yet learned the best way to lead - the consent to the wisest counsel available.

    Unless you are willing to humble yourself, listen to the demands or at least "requests" of your main "said enemy" or opponent/s about timing, representatives, cost, mediator, and locations of the dialogue, then one can’t honestly claim that it will stop this crisis.

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  • 22 May 2017 19:08, by Justin Lokolimoe

    How is this going to work? A one-sided dialogue? Common, let us be serious folks.

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