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S. Sudan’s warring parties urged on "unconditional" ceasefire

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South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a news conference in Uganda's capital Kampala January 26, 2016 (Reuters photo)
May 29, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – A United States delegation that visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia appealed to the warring factions in the South Sudanese conflict to unconditionally declare a ceasefire.

The delegation, led by the acting director in the office of the U.S. special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Paul Sutphin, also warned that any party to the conflict that fails to declare ceasefire would face the wrath of both the international community and the region.

“We also want to remind the warring parties that the conflict in South Sudan has immensely cost American a lot in terms of financial and materials resources support,” partly reads a statement released after the delegation’s meeting with South Sudan armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) members at the movement’s mission in Ethiopia.

“Therefore, there must be a political settlement to the conflict for the interests of the people of South Sudan and the international community that supports them”, it added.

The U.S government, it delegation stressed, strongly demands that the warring parties go back to political dialogue and anytime, hinting on what they said was the collapse of the 2015 peace deal.

“There is no government in Juba which is implementing the signed peace agreement. The agreement needs to be revived. We are willing to talk and support the process of reviving the peace agreement,” the U.S delegation reportedly told the SPLM-IO team.

While officially launching the national dialogue initiative last week, South Sudan President Salva Kiir declared a unilateral ceasefire with the country’s rebels, stressing the need for an end to the ongoing war.

Officials from the armed opposition faction led by former First Vice-President, Riek Machar, however, dismissed the president’s dialogue, which they described as a “one-sided” initiative from the president.

Meanwhile, the SPLM/SPLA-IO members agreed with the U.S delegation that the peace agreement had collapsed and should be revived through an inclusive political process that requires the involvement of the two warring parties to the conflict in South Sudan.

“If there is any political process in the country, the SPLM/SPLA-IO Chairman and C-in -C Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon should be the one leading the SPLM-IO,” the SPLM-IO team told the U.S delegation.

Also highlighted by the armed opposition at the meeting was the “dire” humanitarian situation in the war-torn East African nation. Of concern, they mainly observed, was the Juba government’s “intentional” refusal to give access to international humanitarian organisations to reach the needy people starving to death because of the famine it has created.

“Therefore, SPLM/-IO demands that humanitarian corridors be opened through all countries bordering South Sudan. The Sudan Government has already started the lead and the SPLM-IO appreciates the taken move by the Sudanese Government”.

The South Sudanese rebel faction members claimed they were still adhering to the declared 11 August 2016 unilateral ceasefire and would be willing to re-negotiate for any renewal of the ceasefire.

“SPLM /SPLA –IO demands that some protocols or clauses within the signed Peace Agreement in August 2015, should be revised.The case in point is Security Arrangement Protocols,” adds the statement, amid calls for urgent deployment of regional protection forces.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced by the country’s worst-ever violence since it broke away from neighbouring Sudan in July 2011.

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  • 30 May 08:47, by Angelo Achuil

    Someone said "If we don’t END WAR, War will END us!"

    and Gandhi once said

    “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”

    These are words our leaders should heed if they have ears.

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    • 30 May 08:51, by Mi diit

      “There is no government in Juba which is implementing the signed peace agreement. The agreement needs to be revived. We are willing to talk and support the process of reviving the peace agreement,” the U.S delegation reportedly told the SPLM-IO team.
      😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅
      Trump defected and inuu joined the rebels 😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅

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      • 30 May 08:55, by Mi diit

        “SPLM /SPLA –IO demands that some protocols or clauses within the signed Peace Agreement in August 2015, should be revised .The case in point is Security Arrangement Protocols,” adds the statement, amid calls for urgent deployment of regional protection forces

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        • 30 May 09:01, by Mi diit

          Competent Mi diit viva
          Incompetent Kiir viva
          Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhur-gon Viva
          SPLM /SPLA I.O Viva
          President J. Trump viva
          U S A viva
          South Sudan viva

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          • 30 May 10:18, by Kuch

            Mi diit, discard frothing in the mouth with that *viva* of yours chap. If you fellows still believe that this so-called peace document:http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article56093 was implementable as it was, then you fellows didn’t even read the damn document or you don’t understand the English language in which it was written>>>>

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            • 30 May 10:30, by Kuch

              But anyway Mi diit, you have been asked by the South Sudanese people to stop projecting your Ngundeng Biong superstitions or fantasies on other people who don’t give a damn about magicians. Your 2015 so-called peace agreement was nothing to do with the South Sudanese people’s peace, but was a hand over of our country to corporate America, the UK, the UN, sleazy their NGOs>>>

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              • 30 May 10:49, by Kuch

                And the then IGAD-PLUS countries of Uganda, Kenya, ethiopia, North Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Rwanda, South Africa, Chad, Nigeria & Algeria, and the then so-called TROIKA countries of the US, the UK & Norway---plus their UN, NGOs and the evils from the gulf Arab states countries which footed that damn bill in those hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa to which that damn so-called CPA II of yours>>

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                • 30 May 11:15, by Kuch

                  was signed. Mr. Midiit, Can you idiots tell the South Sudanese people as to why the Countries of Rwanda, Chad, Nigeria & South Africa were included in that damn so-called CPA II of yours? Mr. Midiit, some of you Nuers are always told that the Dinkas/Jaangs that you idiots often considered your equals; are way well ahead of your white Americans, English, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan>>>

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                  • 30 May 11:27, by Mi diit

                    Mrs Kus,

                    There is no comparison between brawny Nuer nation and the coward Dinka/Jaang in all dimensions. The world knows who is stronger than who.
                    Stop uterring words of desperation.
                    You are only good in blackmailing and eavesdropping plus conspiracy.

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                  • 30 May 11:48, by Kuch

                    their evil juus and some of their evils in between. Mr. Midiit, Your Riek Machar is dead if chap. Long time ago in Juba. Our people want peace & not aimless wars. Don’t you idiots read how other people who around the world who keep giving us their free food often talked bad about how stupid we are? * That they always keep feeding us while we are fighting our selves?*>>>

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            • 30 May 11:35, by Mi diit

              Kus,
              My IQ is ten times wider than your chicken minded IQ to read the ARCSS from content to index.

              Nuer are superior to you in term of bravery, education, understanding and so forth...to mention a few.

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  • 30 May 08:49, by Mi diit

    President Trump’s days bypassed.

    The U.S had been low in resuscitation of the destroyed ARCSS.
    Now that inuu,the US has supported the rebels 😅😅

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  • 30 May 09:08, by Sunday Junup

    Now America is talking brother Miidit!!!!
    Kiir, please listen and join us in Adis to bring peace to our people. we are tired of war, WE NEEDS PEACE! Leave Taban el taban and work for interest of South Sudanese please!

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    • 30 May 09:32, by Mi diit

      Absolutely correct Cde. Sunday Junup.

      The time for the people of South Sudan to relax is almost approaching.
      Incompetent Kiir and his disciples must park and go one and for all.
      Yes-man Wani Igga and homophile Taban must not be in the parking&go groups but will die in Juba.
      Viva!

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  • 30 May 09:58, by Eastern

    “We also want to remind the warring parties that the conflict in South Sudan has immensely cost American a lot in terms of financial and materials resources support,” partly reads a statement released after the delegation’s meeting with South Sudan armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) members at the movement’s mission in Ethiopia. HOW MUCH HAVE THE REGION, AU and IGAD spent; zero I guess.

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    • 30 May 10:08, by jubaone

      Dear Cyber Warriors: Eastern, Mi diit, Sunday Junup et al.,Let us not relent, cos the Kiirminal is still kicking widly and might hurt, if come too close. USA should just talk to Riak and his forces and we get back to ARCISS 2015 in LETTER AND SPIRIT. Period. Somehow, I feel, the Kiirminal is an agent of doom sent by foreign people who to wipe out SS and take over our lands. The devil in person

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      • 30 May 10:19, by Eastern

        jubaone,

        Thanks. What pains me is men and women who should be protecting their reputations buying into Kiir’s futility of national dialogue, SPLM reunification, etc knowing very well that the war IS BEING WAGED BY KIIR!!!!!!

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        • 30 May 10:38, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          Eastern,

          You do not to go far. Wani Igga, Lomuro, Mamur , Nuer weu and that Toposa guy by louis Lobong who wants to be a governor for life have let us down. It is about time they apologize for propping up a system that has killed many of our people.

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          • 30 May 14:38, by jubaone

            Easter, Jur, Mi diit et al.,
            These are political thugs and bandits who have sold their souls to the devil for a bottle of tusker. Just watch closely at their Kids and you realize all have "bad blood". Their kids will be failures; drunkards, harlots, thieves etc. like their fathers cos they have stolen from our poor peasants who now cant even educate their kids.

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    • 30 May 10:24, by South South

      Eastern,

      We don’t want money from AU and IGAD. We need them to support us to have peace in our country. Look to that coward man called jubaone. He still calling for war while he is hiding under computer key board. This is the right call for US to bring real peace in our country. Only stupid people refuse peace. You will never hear anyone in the world rejecting peace except in South Sudan, jubaone

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      • 30 May 10:37, by Eastern

        South Sudan,

        I like your ignorance which you have displayed here. Since the death of Gaddafi do you know funds IGAD and AU? African countries through AU and IGAD without the help of EU and USA will do nothing to South Sudan. Kiir’s war has displaced millions of South Sudanese assisted with funding from the US.

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        • 30 May 11:50, by South South

          Eastern,

          Iam not ignorance at all, it’s you who is very stupid and does not know anything. What is this: "Since the death of Gaddafi do you know funds IGAD and AU?"
          Dumb of the dumbest, stupid of the stupidest.
          For USA or EU to do anything in South Sudan, they need to get IGAD first so that IGAD can get South Sudan, all world knows that but, wicked people like you need help to understand that.

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          • 30 May 16:36, by Eastern

            South South,

            Yes I am stupid of the stupidest however I am not ignorant like your best dinka brains advising Kiir and doing his foreign policy. THERE’S NO GOVERNMENT IN JUBA IMPLEMENTING PEACE. Did you read that? AU and IGAD need foreign money to do anything for poor and deficint African country like South Sudan.

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            • 30 May 17:02, by South South

              Eastern,

              At least Dinka are well organized comparing with other tribes in South Sudan. If you are very well educated as jubaone, why only you are powerful in hiding? Can you meet me and Juba and talk to me like the way you do with internet war? I never said Au and IGAD have money. You are really very dumb.

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          • 30 May 16:39, by Eastern

            People like me who destest malfeasance in governance cannot sit back and watch inept folks in Juba run South Sudan aground. Did Kiir secure the independence of South Sudan just for a tribal JCE crap to lord it on non-dinkas?

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            • 30 May 17:08, by South South

              Eastern,

              People like you are very good for Dinka. Just keep pouring out your sick hatred toward Dinka. This will help Dinka to unite and when they are united forget it for another 3000 years. Kiir secure the independence of South Sudan from the blood of those who died for it, not coward internet fifth column who were stabbing us at the back during our liberation.

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      • 30 May 10:43, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        South South,

        Peade on what basis when you rejected ARCISS that is a platform for a just, fair peace for all. Peace on your terms is not peace at all. Remember there can never be peace as long as injustice, tribalism, nepotism and corruption prevails in our country.

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      • 30 May 16:46, by jubaone

        South South,
        We all SS are desperate for peace. But genuine peace is not an empty word, it is a deed. Kiirminal MUST simply implement ARCISS 2015 in letter and Spirit.
        1. Stop the war by all means
        2. Reconcile with Riak and his Forces
        3. Form a new ToGNU
        4. Accept to form hybrid court to try all murderers, rapists and Killers
        5. Return all IDPs/refugees to their regions incl. you
        6. Hold a ND etc.

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        • 30 May 19:58, by South South

          jubaone,

          The conditions you mentioned are impossible to be implemented by any government in the world. Please think about your immediate family, think about your community and think about your village. We need to change the conditions they facing now. I want to see schools , clinics, good roads and big smiles in South Sudan. What are we going to get from killing each other?

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  • 30 May 10:45, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    South South,

    Peace on what basis when you rejected ARCISS that is a platform for a just, fair peace for all. Peace on your terms is not peace at all. Remember there can never be peace as long as injustice, tribalism, nepotism and corruption prevails in our country.

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    • 30 May 12:01, by South South

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

      National Dialogue will address everything including ARCISS. No one is rejecting ARCISS. There was an incident in June 2016 which delayed peace. It’s right time now for us to get back to peace. Do not follow these two stupid guys called Eastern and jubaone, their agenda is to destroy South Sudan.

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      • 30 May 14:01, by Sunday Junup

        South South, Garang Akeen.
        If ARCISS has been implemented as you claim, why 2.5million left for refugee, 3 Million displaced and 4.5 Million are sever food insecure after July 2016? You guys might be joking and never have sense of humanity and feeling for your brothers and sisters. Why do you want to accommodate Taban and his 500 guys in order to displace 6 Million citizen? Kiir is a curse to us!

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        • 30 May 21:10, by Garang Akeen Tong

          Sunday junup yaa gatnyere

          They are waiting Dr. Riak, as he told them, not to cameout in protection site.
          And those who flewout in equatoria, where told by equatoria that you should leave country, because we are going to kills Dinka, and if you don,t go Dinka will revenge it on you.

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      • 30 May 16:44, by Eastern

        South Sudan,

        Your national dialogue is a nonstarter! Even as its steering committee has been sworn in, that won’t change the reality, the war against Kiir and cohorts rages on. Nobody will accept the dinka 200 years project to be sneaked into play under the guise of national dialogue. You know how people in South Sudan especially the Equatorians detest Abel Alier, the stinky fish!!!!!

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        • 30 May 22:43, by South South

          Eastern,

          Just remember very well Abel Alier was fighting fake Arabs who teamed up with Equatorians, this time Dinka are holding power and there is no Fake Arabs between, think about it.

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      • 30 May 16:53, by jubaone

        South South,
        It is you bloody jienges that have destroyed the SS with your uncontrollable greed. That I must be very clear. Where on earth can a country squander close to $20b just within 4 years and yet there is only 50km paved roads (Juba), terrible state of education, health, energy etc? The jienges live on looted monies and cant even develop their luaks? How sad and pathetic. This´s destructio

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    • 30 May 19:01, by jubaone

      South South,
      You bloody jienge liar, was it not your Kiirminal you rejected the ARCISS 2015 in it’s entirety and showed reservations. Was it not your Kiirminal who said this was not true peace with Riak and stupidly turned around and wants it with Taban? OMG, you jienges can’t ever be consistent. Yousway like bullpiss on the run. Be steady man.

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      • 30 May 22:48, by South South

        jubaone,

        You are very dumb and you are very simple minded. Kiir refused ARCISS from the beginning. Dinka are very brave men and they know how to stand on the ground with their feet. We are calling for peace and people who will refuse it will tell us what they want. We are walking, keep talking.

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  • 30 May 12:55, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Mi diit, sunday junup, jubaone, etc.

    Sudantribune is feeding you with wrong imformation, stop your celebration here, do you thinks that, USA is going to offer you first vice president in golden plate? Big no, USA delegation should know that ARCSS is already implemented, what cite are you talking to revive?

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  • 30 May 13:35, by Mi diit

    Garang Nyakeen Tong,

    Do you think you will any fool the world when your true colour has already been revealed by the peace lovers under Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhur-gon.

    Dr. Riek is a gift to a confused human like you. Join him sooner than later and repent.

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  • 30 May 14:09, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Nya Mi tot

    Hahahaha, it better to join dog party instead of him, they power greedy guy, who always kills people for power.
    Gatnyere Mi diit I will join you, when you disown south sudan problemtic (the Dr.Killer)

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    • 30 May 14:30, by Sunday Junup

      Garang Akeen,
      it better to join dog party instead of him (dr.Riak) You are big liar, why do you guys buy his ideas? He fight for self determination you join him, he fight for 21 state, you join him, he fight for re-naming army, you join him too. What are you telling us after you join him in ideology? or are you thinking that all of us needs only his physical body? we needs him and his ideas. Perio

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      • 30 May 20:42, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Sunday junup

        How came to Dr. Riak fought for self determination, while he was merged with khartuom, to jeopardise the strucgle for self determination, where he signs numberous agreement with khartuom regime, till he came back with shame and kneel befor Dr. John to forgive him.

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    • 30 May 14:43, by Mi diit

      Garang Akeen Tong,
      You seem to be a young man of (Under 30 years), Aren’t you?
      Well to take you to biblical reference :
      Many mistakenly assume the Lord changed Saul’s name to Paul sometime after Saul converted from Judaism to Christianity, which happened during his encounter with Christ on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-19). Saul Changed to Paul and that scenario isn’t that far from you.

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  • 30 May 16:59, by Naath

    Dinka gangs leader Kiir does not have vocubalaries for peace in his mouth. Negiotiating peace with him is a jok, peace will never come to South Sudan as long as Kiir is still leading gangs in Juba.

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  • 30 May 21:07, by John Majak

    Oh my God! The devil arrive again to south sudan to destroy it. All u men who are celebrating the saying of US, those words on this article can not bring peace even the way u speak can never bring peace. Peace come through diplomatic speech and not imposition& ignorance.

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