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Kiir appeals for global support to South Sudanese government


Canadian Minister of International cooperation Maria Claude Bibeau meets with young mothers at Al Sabbah Children's Hospital in Juba, on 19 June 2017 (Bibeau Photo)
June 19, 2017 (JUBA) –South Sudan President Salva Kiir Monday appealed for the support of the international community to the national unity government, saying much has been done without its support despite previous pledges to provide assistance at the signing of the peace agreement.

“As a country, we are grateful for all the help our people have received and the treatment they were given by countries to which they sought refuge. We appeal to the international community to keep it up. We appreciate and thank these countries and continue to ask support for sustainable peace because the South Sudanese do not wish to be a burden, but to make our success certain and our progress irreversible, we will need your steadfast support,” said President Kiir on Monday.

In a meeting with the visiting Canadian Minister of International Development, the head of state further spoke about the need for help to build the country’s economy and transforming the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA) into a professional army.

“We need the support of the international community not only in helping us achieve peace and stability but also with experts to help train and advise our security forces,” President Kiir told Maria Claude Bibeau.

The president continued to add that his government has been asking the international community to help the government in the implementation of the peace agreement instead of continuing to advocate for views calling for sanctions and an arms embargo.

“We have been talking to our international friends and partners to remain committed to training, advising and assisting our institutions, especially our forces. There are still those who continue to advocate for war in the country, and we continue to go after those who are unwilling to end the conflict. This is no what the country needs,” explained President Kiir to the visiting Canadian Minister.

According to the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Martin Elia Lomuro, President Kiir stressed that the government, which was formed amid difficult conditions experienced by the country, is tasked with bringing to order the internal situation and confronting the aggression.

The South Sudanese leader and the Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie also discussed the existing cooperation between the two nations and how to move forward in strengthening their bilateral relations. The meeting was held at the State House.

Minister Bibeau meeting with President Kiir comes at the end of a four-day visit to South Sudan, ’’where she witnessed first-hand the extreme suffering of the South Sudanese people, the result of the severe food crisis affecting nearly half the country’s population and the ongoing conflict,’’ said a statement released by the Canadian government Monday.

She discussed with President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Riek Gai Kok, Minister of Health, the conflict and its devastating impact on civilians, most notably women and children. The visiting Minister also visited Jonglei region, where she observed the World Food Programme’s humanitarian relief operations and spoke with local civilians, especially women, affected by the crisis.

Bibeau announced $86 million in funding for four development projects that will respond to the basic needs of vulnerable South Sudanese people. Also, it includes $20 million to the WFP for food security.

After the meeting on Monday, Minister Lomuro, told the press, that the visit was aimed at seeing the progress of the projects that were sponsored by the Canadian government.

He added that the meeting was also to discuss the issues related to education, women and gender balance as well as the national dialogue process.

Meanwhile, Maria Claude Bibeau explained that the visit was to confirm the commitment from the Canadian government to the South Sudan government. She expressed the readiness of Canada to support humanitarian assistance, alongside the developmental projects.

Riak Gai Kok, Minister of Health outlined some of the areas in which the Canadian government would provide support in the health sector. Minister Kok said they had excellent bilateral discussions with the visiting Minister and applauded the support by the Canadian government in the health sector.


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  • 20 June 2017 05:56, by Newsudan

    Salva Kiir,you should Visit all parts of the country, but not barricade yourself in Juba,to ask people what they want fullstoo.

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  • 20 June 2017 05:58, by dinkdong

    Ha ha! Look who is talking?! You started this mess Mister. Just be patient. It will get worse before it will get better.

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    • 20 June 2017 07:26, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      I think there is no much international support to the government because implementation of peace agreement is very fragile at both sides.
      International community supported those who are not at war.

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      • 20 June 2017 07:28, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        South Sudan war without end minus hope of every country to lowest help.

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        • 20 June 2017 07:32, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

          South Sudan need to begging and united it’s people together to make sense of stability, this is where support will be automatically.

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    • 21 June 2017 01:21, by Mr Point

      Since 2005 South Sudan has been getting money from the international community to create a professional army.
      The international community has seen the professional army commit murder and rape at the Terrain hotel.
      The international community does not need to subsidise criminals.

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  • 20 June 2017 06:19, by Eastern

    May be Russia will help; I am not sure about China. NO COUNTRY SHOULD HELP SOUTH SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDANESE UNDER KIIR!!!

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    • 20 June 2017 11:14, by Kuch

      Begging other countries for free handouts is why those countries are so fixated & determine to take over our country on guise & pretext through their so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & human rights scams. Because we have a huge population that think, cramming themselves into these so-called UN POCs & be always given free UN rations while complaining about lack of food etc>>>

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      • 20 June 2017 11:22, by Kuch

        Is going to be sustainable. Riek Machar even encouraged his Nuer tribe men to remain in these so-called UN POCs until the US, the UK, the UN and the NGOs distribute with free money & free food. Thomas Cirilo also advised the South Sudanese people to leave South Sudan for neighboring countries because he believe, Salva Kiir is a dictator And also Pagan Amuom & Majak Agoot called the UN to take>>>

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        • 20 June 2017 11:29, by Kuch

          This same game is even done by the Darfur rebels, they even call the UN themselves humanitarian food. It has now become a big business to form your own armed rebellion & and ask the UN & the NGOs to provide humanitarian aid and so on. And the UN & the NGOs have tap into this kind of dirty business and they are now on the side of rebels here in our country because they have seen. Free UN food>>>

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          • 20 June 2017 11:35, by Kuch

            is what many people in our country seem to want. Many of our people want free things and they don’t even ask where do these free things come from? The whole city of Bentiu, Malakal, part of Wau, part of Juba and other towns want to be fed by the UN. And no one is asking for how long is this going to continue? What country on earth would want its towns to fed by other countries?>>>

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            • 20 June 2017 11:39, by Kuch

              And the same people who want war to continue are the same people who want free food from other countries? We have all the lands we want to grow our own food, but all we do is sit around & complain day & night about corruptions & misuse of resources. Yes, there is corruption in our country just as it is in all other countries. But complaining & doing nothing isn’t helping anyone>>>

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              • 20 June 2017 11:47, by Kuch

                money doesn’t grow from the trees. It comes from hardworking, we all know much of public money come oil and a few tariffs collected on the border with Kenya & Uganda. Otherwise, we don’t have other sources because we are not working our land to make money of it. Well, Mr. Eastern, let the US, the UK & European stay with their free money. Let our people die of hunger. Free things are dangerous.

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                • 20 June 2017 11:56, by Kuch

                  All the government of South Sudan need to do right is to continue with our national dialogue, to bring stability to our country. And we will draft our powerful laws that will not be exploited by others & our selves. And then we will borrow from China, African development bank & other friendly countries minus the US or the UK or their juus. Or their IMF & World Bank, banking cartels>>>

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                  • 20 June 2017 12:02, by Kuch

                    Only a fool would dare to touch the IMF or the World Bank with even 20 feet pole. Many countries in our own Africa are running away from these European & American banking loan shirks. We know the fools like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirilo & Rebbecca Nyandeng have been courted by these scammers. And that is why they have taken them hostage & are using them as their bargaining chips>>>

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                    • 21 June 2017 01:25, by Mr Point

                      Why do you waste your time writing. You are worse than Steve Paternoster for cranking out drivel.
                      Every point in every argument is a mistake of fact or judgement. You understand as much about politics as a donkey.
                      Give up. You show your ignorance.

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            • 20 June 2017 11:57, by Tilo

              The area you have mentioned are the most affected in SS, and the fighting is still on. Yes SS has fertile land but due to killing and burning down of Villages in Gov’t controlled area has made people not to farm. Listen to your self man. Are you implying that all the other communities, UN, NGO & international community are making up stories accept you [KUCH] is right?
              what a disgrace

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    • 21 June 2017 03:53, by Naath


      South Sudanese under Kiir leadership do not deserve international assistant at all. I said this because Kiir and his Dinka Council of evil have exhausted all the country assistants from varies international communitiy societies on tribal army hardware.

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  • 20 June 2017 09:35, by Tilo

    We always hear of peace agreement being implemented but we have not seen any sign of the implementation and even no sign of peace.
    Gov’t need to stop talking. Show and prove to the world that peace is been implement on the ground, not only by saying while p’ple are still dying and fighting is on... Reports of fighting across the country is still on the news daily.

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  • 20 June 2017 11:21, by Theallseeingeye

    what kind of international supports is Kiir advocating for? can’t he(Kiir) see that international community are tired and fad-up with help and supports they have been giving us, just look around 2m refugees,1.8 IDPs, etc they are them providing with food, shelter, protection, health, NFI, water and sanitation, PSS, you name it, can’t the TGoNU recognizes these a over-international supports?

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    • 20 June 2017 13:23, by anyanya1

      Am talking about Food man, what this government have done to more than 1.8M idps or 2milion refugees, nothing, and some people are insulting those who are helping, and they know very well government is the one who made this situation, anyway the world knows they are, no assistance to gov.

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  • 20 June 2017 13:31, by anyanya1

    Hw can you help someone who’s never appreciated for what you are doing to him, I don’t think help will come again, let them cry, the world is watching them until their time comes to an end.

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  • 20 June 2017 18:22, by garrak1520

    You picked the opposition leader Taban, Kiir’s poodle and you call the theatrical act "the national Unity Government"; stop underestimating the south Sudanese people. You are starving the nation, raping the women, and hoarding the wealth, now that you took it all , is it not time to fade away.

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  • 20 June 2017 19:22, by Newsudan

    did Dr Garang warned the likes of Kiir and Riek,that splitting Sudan will not end crises but worsened it.fake independent

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    • 20 June 2017 19:26, by Eastern


      The idea of NEW SUDAN is a pipe dream. If Dr. Garang did not see the wisdom in the idea of the SPLA Nasir faction, he will still be fighting Khartoum based regimes. As Malik Agar what he’s going through lately...

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  • 20 June 2017 20:27, by Newsudan

    fake independent, make no sense at all,camps of refugees n idps

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  • 21 June 2017 03:45, by Naath

    Look at this Dinka tribal gangs Leader call Kiir is begging food for Dinka from international community in the name of South Sudanese. Foolish tribal chief Kiir will be known as a killer, tribalism initiator, and money stealer in the history of South Sudan.

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