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Ugandan President hosts SPLM factions meeting

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May 25, 2017 (JUBA) – Between 25 and 26 May 2017, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of Uganda, is hosting a meeting aimed at the reunification of the different factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (L) exchanges signed documents with rebel leader Riek Machar in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha on 21 January 2015 (AFP)

According to several officials from the different factions of the fragmented ruling party, the meeting will be held in Kampala and moderated by the Ugandan leader.

Each faction is represented by the top official in the capacity of the secretary general and a senior member.

President Salva Kiir’s SPLM faction is represented by its acting Secretary General Jemma Nunu Kumba, Presidential Advisor Daniel Awet Akot and military figure Simon Kun Puoch.

The SPLM-IO faction allied to the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai is represented by a delegation including Dhieu Mathok Diing, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth and Michael Chiangjiek Gaey.

Pagan Amum Okiech, Deng Alor Kuol and Kosti Manibe Ngai are representing the former political detainees at the meeting. However, no officials have appeared to represent the armed opposition faction under the overall leadership of the SPLM in Opposition of the former First Vice President, Riek Machar.

The agenda of the meeting remains unclear, however, sources with direct knowledge of the arrangements say the representatives are responding to the invitations of President Museveni who is responding to the request of President Salva Kiir to mediate the reunification.

South Africa and Tanzania had already tried to resolve the South Sudanese crisis through the reunification of the different SPLM factions, saying the conflict started by an internal rift within it.

The fractured SPLM factions signed reunification agreement in Arusha, Tanzania on 21 January 2015, but it didn’t help to end the conflict

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  • 26 May 2017 03:55, by Dinka-Defender-General

    We, the South citizens welcome any kind of reconciliation meetings like this one. We also trust Uganda government to conduct these meetings. Thank you President Museveni for your support. You are ones of the Africa great leader. Any faction who needs a peace need to report to Kampala for reunification meeting. Keep it up.

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    • 26 May 2017 07:50, by Midit Mitot

      If there is no any single person to represent the real IO/Dr Machar, what meeting are you talking about? this is fake meeting.

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      • 26 May 2017 10:31, by jubaone

        Midit,
        The reason why they don’t want Riak is cos he’s a reformist and a PhD holder. He is smart and can reasonably argue well with his equals; the other Drs. Lam, Adwok, Cirino, Nyamlel-Wakoson et al. Semi illiterates like Taban, Makuei, Malong on the other hand fear change cos they will lose. These unlearned idiots have made the SS look like a big human zoo. God should’ve not created them at all

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    • 26 May 2017 08:29, by Mi diit

      Nonsense!

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  • 26 May 2017 05:55, by dinkdong

    The same old excuses of getting to together to eat and drink and waste time. Stup!d leaders in East Africa!

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  • 26 May 2017 06:11, by Sunday Junup

    SPLM is a curse to South Sudanese since day one. Uganda is doing its usual business from empty minded people. Dr.Riak should change the name of SPLA-IO to reflect citizens needs. I don’t Support your party because of its Name

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    • 26 May 2017 07:29, by Akook

      SPLM is obsolete and need not to be rescue. It ceased relevance since we succeeded! It only remains as a death carrier since everyone is vying to be called SPLM.

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      • 26 May 2017 08:11, by Sunday Junup

        Akook,

        I appreciate your comment for the first time!

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    • 26 May 2017 11:10, by Nationalist

      spla/splm is the greatest problem facing South Sudanese today if that nonsense is eliminated and deleted in the vocabulary of South Sudanese politicians, the country will unite and develop in the next two decades. spla/splm must go.......................

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  • 26 May 2017 07:53, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    If the meeting is about peace in South Sudan, then it should be open for any South Sudanese. Isolating other South Sudanese leaders is just a waste of time.

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    • 26 May 2017 10:16, by jubaone

      Jur,
      This yet another hopeless move from M7 who has been contracted by the Kiirminal to stage another intra-SPLM without Riak. M7 is taking SS as his protectorate and Kiirminal as his protégé. They may wriggle, shake and dance but all is just bullshit without Riak and his armed forces. M7 should first talk to Riak.

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  • 26 May 2017 08:58, by Dengda

    There should different between Kiir and cohorts hating or fear of Dr Riek and issue which will bring peace to the country. Kiir keep add fuel on fire. Isolating Dr Riek is not solution to the problem of South Sudan, sit with him and iron the difference and work jointly on road and goal to rescue the country from crises is the only option. Look when was in Juba situation calm.

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  • 26 May 2017 09:36, by Lou Nuer The Great

    fake meeting b/n kiir and Taban what about the reall SPLM/A IO under Machar hahahahhaha wait for this rainny season more thing will come

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  • 26 May 2017 10:07, by Akuma Mapi

    It`s a good move Mr President but you should have considered the SPLM IOs and IGs Principals`s attendances in that reunification and locks them up in Luzira Prison.They present nothing but a symbol of uncertainties and suffering to the grieved Poor South Sudanese citizens period!

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  • 26 May 2017 10:12, by Akuma Mapi

    It`s a good move Mr President but you should have considered the SPLM IOs and IGs Principals`attendances in that reunification and locks them up in Luzira Prison.They represent nothing but a symbol of uncertainties and suffering to the grieved Poor South Sudanese citizens period!

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    • 26 May 2017 10:52, by Sunday Junup

      Akuma Mapi,

      Why you people fight terrorist fighting? You always wanted others to fight for you? Shame to Dinka!

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  • 26 May 2017 14:37, by deng

    if that meeting bring peace home, I welcome it for people are looking for peace not wars

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    • 26 May 2017 15:35, by Mi diit

      Incompetent Kiir and his Uganda mentor are playing with the wild fire.
      That dead iniative was in 2014 tried several times but failed in Arusha.
      Let’s wait and see if it’s going to materialise.
      Viva Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhur-gon.

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