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S. Sudan dialogue body faces implementation challenges: envoy

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August 15, 2017 (JUBA) – A former South Sudanese envoy to the United Nations has warned that the implementation process for the national dialogue initiative was likely to face challenges.

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Francis Deng (Photo U.N.)

Francis Mading Deng, in a brief issued on Tuesday, said several committees were formed to help extend the process to different levels, including at the grassroot so that messages are disseminated.

The brief cited the visit in June of the national dialogue leadership to South Africa in an attempt to meet the armed opposition leader Riek Machar and another one to the Sudanese capital Khartoum for consultations with the former agriculture minister, Lam Akol Ajawin.

“If the momentum and integrity which the process has so far demonstrated are maintained through the regional and grassroots consultations, and continue on to the National Conference that will formulate the final recommendations, then the only remaining challenge will be one of implementation,” partly reads Deng’s brief.

“Failure to live up to this challenge is bound to have serious consequences for the authority responsible for implementation. It is one to be wisely avoided”, it added.
Deng, a long serving career diplomat, called for moral pressure, both domestic and international on those who would be given the responsibility to implement the outcome of the dialogue process.

“Wherever the responsibility will ultimately lie, if the process maintains its integrity up to that point, then the weight of the moral pressure, both domestically and internationally, to ensure a credible, recognized, and respected implementation of the recommendations will be difficult to resist”, he further wrote.

Deng, now a roving ambassador for South Sudan, explained that the objective of the visit, which leadership of the committee undertook in June, was to engage as many South Sudanese as possible, inside the country and abroad, in a determined effort to end the violence that is devastating the country and turning its social fabric apart.

“The longer-term objective is not only to end the war, but also to promote a culture of peaceful engagement through dialogue to address the structural sources of conflict at all levels and to institutionalize the process of restoring sustainable peace, security, stability, and development in a beleaguered country,” wrote Deng.

He adds, “If the national dialogue process continues in the way it has so far been conducted, observing the principles of inclusivity, credibility, and transparency which have been widely advocated as crucial to the success of any national dialogue, then the prospects of success are quite promising”.

Officially launched in May this year, the national dialogue initiative is regarded as 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 mid-December 2013, tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than two million displaced in South Sudan’s worst violence outbreak.

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  • 15 August 23:33, by Naath

    The Dinka tribal gangs leader Kiir’s "National Dialogue" will not lead the nation to no where. Dinkanization policy in South Sudan will continue tear the nation apart.

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    • 16 August 00:25, by Nairobimitot

      The election of a president should be postponed. The Peace agreement under the government and SPLA-IO should also be extended. The time is very short for the election and the peace accord for implementation; many people from South Sudan are now outside the country living as refugees, so the implementation of a peace agreement to be extended until all the displaced people move back to their important inhabiting areas around the country. First, there should not be the election at all. Election causes many problems for the country, those people of South Sudan are primitive and do not know how to learning or write in the paper. They do not think, the only thing they know is tribalism. That is their mindset and who is going to build the country because I am Equatoria or Dinka or Nuer?I am not talking about a particular group such as Nuer or Dinka; I am speaking about all South Sudanese including my tribe in Equatoria that they do not need to elect a president in a rush. All the people who are going to do voting and vote in the election are going to have many challenges because they have many confusing ways of confusing the international community and themselves in the election day. They will not know who is the right person to vote for because their votes will depend on who is running for Nuer interest and who is running for Dinka interest and who is running for Equatorian interest and they will vote that way. They will forget about voting for who is going to vote to preserve the unity of the country, and that will be a big problem, in fact, that is a big problem. Second, these civilians of South Sudan are very involved people and ruling them and becoming a leader for them is not an easy job. It’s challenging and painful because the people of South Sudan, all of them are complicated. Citizens of South Sudan can even vote to sell their country to a new president who can even turn around and sell the country of South Sudan and the people of South Sudan to the international community unknowingly. Some of you write about the current president that is not a good man and does not know how to rule. And if that is your best argument, do you know why he is still in the chair as a chairman? Only the all mighty know why and not you? My advice for you the critics is that let us stay and keep our current government, we may not like what we see under their watch but let us give them a second chance and time to prepare themselves to find ways to improve their performance to the people and the citizens of South Sudan. Then we can have an election later after the country is peaceful and calm. Help your government to improve the security of the country and the government will get stronger and help you back.

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      • 16 August 02:55, by john akeen

        Mr. Nairobimitot
        what you have said is very true, our country is full of triplism, you see, 1. Acholi
        2. Adio
        3. Aja
        4. Anyuak
        5. Atuot
        6. Avukaya
        7. Azande
        8. Bai
        9. Baka
        10. Balanda-Boor
        11. Balanda-Bviri
        12. Banda
        13. Bari
        14. Binga
        15. Bongo
        16. Didinga
        18. Dongotona
        19. Feroghe
        20. Gollo
        21. Ifoto
        22. Imatong
        23. Indri
        24. Jiye
        25. Jur
        26. Jurchol
        27. Kakwa
        28. Kara

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        • 16 August 02:58, by john akeen

          29. Keliku
          30. Kuku
          31. Lango
          32. Larim
          33. Logir
          34. Lokoya
          35. Lopit
          36. Lotuka
          37. Lugbwara
          38. Lulubo
          39. Maban
          40. Madi
          41. Mananger
          42. Mangayat
          43. Moro
          44. Moro Kodo
          45. Mundari
          46. Mundu
          47. Murle
          48. Ndogo
          49. Ngulngule
          50. Nuer (Naath)
          51. Nyangatom
          52. Nyangwara
          53. Pari
          54. Pojullo
          55. Sere
          56. Shatt
          57. Shilluk
          58. Suri
          59. Tenet
          60. Tid
          61. Toposa
          62. Uduk
          63. Woro
          64. Yulu

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          • 16 August 03:36, by Nairobimitot

            John Akeen, thank you, my countryman, for posting all our tribes in South Sudan. When I see them all, I feel safe, happy and excited. I hope they united themselves one day and recognized that they are one people who can speak with the same message. The development cannot come if they are not uniting themselves, they must join so that they can live in peace and stop going to refugees camps for the living. That is not a real life. A good life is here at home, but we shall unite.

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            • 16 August 11:08, by Jongo

              John & Nairo
              I don’t agreed with this SS Tribes long list 64!! Put it back before & after referendum in 2011 we were only one tribe well known as Junobieen the entire world knows that example Yie river tribe is kakua, that is it. Koliko,Loguare.Embase,Mondo,& abokaya are Kakua sub-clans your list is full of subclans maybe only 10 Tribes Point put it back to the day when we were called Southerners

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          • 16 August 03:52, by john akeen

            all of this tribes they wanted to see somebody who is educated from their community to become a president of the republic of South Sudan, but some of this tribes are so peaceful tribe, the only tribes who is racist and killers in our country South Sudan is the tribe that South Sudanese people will never rest because of them, there is 3 tribes in South Sudanese that they are so racist and love

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            • 16 August 04:01, by Nairobimitot

              John Akeen
              Any tribe who opposes the unity of the country will be taking for learning, and we will teach them about the history of tribalism. Having the thinking of tribalism in one’s mind is an illness itself that can destroy someone’s life. Tribalism has killed many people through out history especially young nations. Getting it out of your mind is very hard. It needs a significant treatment. We will succeed in uniting the country starting this year. Thank you for letting people know about those three tribes, and I know them, but I like them all. The government of South Sudan is being reformed now based through professionalism to deal with the difficult situation. I am in Nairobi for the moment but let me know when the job is right on the ground.

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            • 16 August 04:13, by john akeen

              war. Anyway there shouldn’t be any election in the country until we solve all of this tribalism thing, all of us South Sudanese people we should see ourselves as brothers and sisters, and we should know that we are all important people in this world, we should leave tribalism alone so we can be 1 tribe of the country. to me tribalism mean nonsense

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              • 17 August 04:07, by BRIG. PENG KIMANG

                Tribes are not the problem in South Sudan.Greedy individuals and groups are the problem.
                Mistakes are already made, The damage is done, let us accept the blame, stop living in denial and lies, change hearts, embrace each other, set a good clear governance, make reforms and move forward. Easily said, but hard to do. Let us face it. If we keep denying, South Sudan will go to the dogs for ever.

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        • 16 August 04:20, by lino

          You forgot Monyjang / Dinka.

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      • 16 August 03:59, by Agany Malim

        Yah mitot and Akeen. Be muture on commending in website bcoz pple judge ideas by analysing your statement bcoz our commend is to tell truth to those who pretent that they know truth. In 2010 election and 2011 referendum who taught people to voted if you are not support x concept or looting the nation?

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        • 16 August 04:18, by Nairobimitot

          To Agony
          The government of South Sudan is not responsible for the mess. Few individuals are to become leaders through all means, and that is not okay. Are you one of those leaders? There is only one leader at the time. Second, you Agany yourself did not understand what we are talking about. What Akeen and I speak of need a lot of thinking. Read very carefully what we are saying because we are talking about the rebel leader in South Africa who wants to take power by force.

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          • 16 August 04:42, by Agany Malim

            N’mitot ian not a part of the leadership that led our country to nowhere by creating problems days n nights which mean they lose trust on pple but aim at getting rich in one day which is not the vision of leaders who are sure that they are doing rights thing on their pple; however they not trust by their own wives apart from we

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            • 16 August 04:48, by Nairobimitot

              Agang Malim
              We are just discussing issues about our country. There is no problem even if you are opposing something or do not like something. I know that you are a good man and want your country to be peaceful, stable and more developed. But no place for tribalism here.

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        • 16 August 04:24, by john akeen

          Agany Malim
          whatever you have just wrote in this page it doesn’t make any sense, please rewrite your comment with something that make sense, something important, please

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          • 16 August 05:53, by Agany Malim

            John akeen it doesn’t mean the way you think but maybe u con’t analyze or u are supporting wrong doer

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    • 16 August 06:53, by Kuch

      Naath,
      There is nothing called *DINKANIZATION* idiot. Some of you Riek Machar idiots do not that our country & our people are being chess game played around by the greatest evils on earth; the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their evil allies in between while using you *Riek machar idiots* as their proxies with their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations>>>

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      • 16 August 07:05, by Kuch

        peacekeeping & their damned so-called human rights business bullshit scams. Nuers, you have been informed time & time again that if some of you Nuer fools want the evil *white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their sleazy allies in between. Nuers, be very very careful idiots. We are going to bomb your masters out our of our country once & for all>>>

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        • 16 August 07:32, by Kuch

          Mr. Frances Mading Deng is used here by our greatest enemy on earth, *our so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, the UK, the US, their UN (Frances Mading even sent his son to go & worked in Congo, where the UN & its sleazy NGOs have been playing games with). Mr. Frances Mading even married *a Scandinavian woman*. To be honest, Naath & your bunch of Riek Machar idiots game is over>>>

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          • 16 August 14:41, by lino

            Haha Kuch, you keep writing without research! Dr. Francis’s wife is a Canadian and not what u just said; go to google and search!!!

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    • 16 August 12:22, by jubaone

      Even the most educated Jienge still remains a Jienge and is unable to analyze that this fake national dialogue is destined to fail. Such hopeless academic writing won’t change the fact that this is just jienge luakthrash and NOT a national dialogue.

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    • 16 August 17:58, by jubaone

      The whole world knew that this luak thrash "national dialogue" was a farce and won’t succeed. Foolishly, jienges as usual wanted to prove the opposite. Now, they have realized, oh shit 💩 this ND is bullshit. Even the best educated jienge Francis Deng, turned to be a worthless academic than the illiterate Kiirminal. No wonder!

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  • 16 August 04:19, by Agany Malim

    Cont.. Be critic on fact but not on tribal basis like those who lost hope or even have not capacity of leading this nation as others think. I do think that one day one time i will lead south sudan as president to correct what was going on wrongly. Oh God save my being!

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    • 16 August 04:30, by Nairobimitot

      Agany Malim
      I believe you will try to be like Riek Machar who is now in South Africa in a tiny bedroom. Do not rush to become the president of South Sudan. Take your time, and you also need to campaign first before you even become a president. Do not rush yourself, my countryman.

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      • 16 August 06:11, by BRIG. PENG KIMANG

        South Sudanese need to pray hard for peace and denounce hatred and violence. We are already in big trouble. The real solution is a genuine peace and peaceful co-existence of the 63 tribes of South Sudan.Let us stop writing rubbish on this website.

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  • 16 August 08:21, by lou nuer

    Stop what so call national Dialogue which doesn’t make sense. Dialogue while you went up to Pagak fighting? We should make environment conducive for civilians by ending the war by implementing CPA II by signatory of the peace.followed by reconcilation and forgiviness. Furthermore, treating the disease without knowing the causative agents you cann’t cure that infection at all. Stop abusing language

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  • 16 August 08:23, by john akeen

    The thing is, the peaceful states now in South Sudan is moving forward because it’s people are busy trying to grow their states, I see that they don’t have time to grow somebody, all of their thinking is on their state, they just want to build it up not down, believe me the people that who is following Reik Machar, when their eyes open letter on and want to go build their state, they go to find

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    • 16 August 08:44, by john akeen

      I mean they’re going to find themselves so behind, believe me Reik Machar is like mountain at night that you can’t see when dork, but one day" you Reik Machar followers the sun will raise up with the strong light so you can see Reik and the worng direction that he is taking you trough, so my advice to you don’t kill him when you found out that he is using You, just let him go and tell him GOD will

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      • 16 August 08:47, by john akeen

        be with him, because you got to be a good person if you want a change in your life

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  • 16 August 15:15, by lou nuer

    Kush and Nairobimitot.
    Your words descript who you are my dear. We are not following DR.Machar we are not stupid indeed like those nuer remain eating blood shed of 15th/Dec/2013 crisis. Despite the fact that you reach upto Pagak, movement still continue. Although we fought by ourselves still we shall defeated you believe.

    The stupid Nuer are those remain with you not those who rebells.

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    • 16 August 18:14, by Senator Y

      This country of ours will never be united as far as those old school guys are still securing their grandchildren accounts with South Sudanese money. There no single countries on planet earth which can grow with tribalism.

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