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S. Sudan political entity says national dialogue cover up for "genocide"

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Kiir addresses a news conference inside his office in the capital Juba September 12, 2013 (Reuters photo)

June 11, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese political group has branded the national dialogue initiative, which was recently launched by South Sudan President Salva Kiir as a “sham” and “cover” up for the genocide allegedly taking place in the country.

In a statement, South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) urged the global community to focus on events unfolding in the country and hold President Kiir’s government responsible.

"SSNMC would like to draw the attention of the people of South Sudan, the African Union, the IGAD [Inter-Governmental Authority on Development] and the entire International community that the Salva Kiir’s one-sided national dialogue is just an absolute sham,” partly reads the statement, which was extended to Sudan Tribune.

According to SSNMC, the South Sudanese leader cannot claim he is for the national dialogue, yet his troops have continued to massacre innocent civilians in various incidences reported across the country.

“The situation is seriously getting out of hand and need urgent intervention to save lives", stressed the group’s statement.

Meanwhile, the political entity claimed President Kiir was preparing for heavy assault and continues to ferry militias in thousands and military hardware to Yei, claims Sudan Tribune could not easily verify.

“All these are happening under the naked eyes of those who are supposed to stop Salva Kiir from continuing with his killing spree. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and must not be allowed to continue,” the group further stated.

In their submission, however, SSNMC, called upon the United Nations, African Union as well as IGAD to rethink their strategy on South Sudan, stressing that “genocide| was taking place under the very watchful eyes of those supposed to act to avert the current situation.

"[President Kiir] cannot continue to deceive the world by announcing a unilateral ceasefire and at the same time continues to kill innocent and unarmed civilians", the statement noted.

The national dialogue, launched last month, is both a forum and process through which the people South Sudan shall gather to redefine the basis of their unity as it relates to nationhood, redefine citizenship and belonging, as well as restructure the state for national inclusion.

Since December 2013, tens of thousands of people have been killed and over two million displaced from the war-torn nation.

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  • 12 June 07:03, by Eastern

    Let the talking shop in Juba continue, they would rudely awakened soon!

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    • 12 June 07:55, by Akuma

      Eastern,

      There is no genocide happening in South Sudan for your information. Killing of innocents civilians by rebels along roads and highways are part of your genocide that you are doing in the country.

      Embrace National Dialogue as a foundation for peace building in South Sudan

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      • 12 June 08:23, by Eastern

        Akuma,

        Try something else not denying what is obvious. The dinka army and its affiliate militias the Mathiang Anyoors, Dut Ku beny, etc are defending Kiir’s misrule by killing other nondinak South Sudanese. You know this but the fear you dinkas have when power is taken away from your hands is the one forcing you to leave in denial!

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      • 12 June 12:26, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Akuma,

        Stop disseminating misinformation and lies. The wages of misinformation and lies is what your generals get on highways of South Sudan.

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        • 12 June 13:05, by jubaone

          Jur,
          Don’t even waste time arguing with these luakjiengs, there’s urgent work to be done that of cleansing our bushes of all stray MTN bush pigs. No ND, no peace and no negotiations. Either these kiirminal goes back to ARCISS 2015 or none. Nyagat Taban is in AA for the IGAD talks. So they are implementing the peace, so we why the Extraordinary meeting? Bullshit.

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      • 13 June 00:04, by Mr Point

        Akuma?

        Really! Is this the same Akuma who told us months ago that Riek Machar is dead?

        Spoiler alert: Riek lives!

        Akuma makes fake news. Kiir makes fake coups.
        Now you know.

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    • 12 June 09:55, by Eyez

      Eastern
      I like that...."lts a talking shop" indeed, and Kiir thinks he can whitewash everyone with his ’hocus-pocus’ bogus National Dialogue.

      Angelo Beda and Abel Alier are all morons, Mr. Beda is a Kiir ’yes-man’ and Mr. Alier is a JCE hyena, so both are collaborators and conspirators of the evil tribal leadership and the prolonged suffering of our people.
      X1

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  • 12 June 09:50, by Sunday Junup

    Akuma,

    When Dinka were killed in yie and other areas, you said there is genocide and when non dika got killed you said it is not genocide. What kind of inhuman is this?

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  • 12 June 14:50, by Maduur

    These liars think they are fighting Dinka when they can’t even step their feet in Dinka land. The day you will step your feet in Dinka land is the day you will know. cowards hahahah. You guys should in fact thank Kiir because he has not arm Dinka as a tribe otherwise real genocide would have happened long ago.idiots hahaha

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