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South Sudan president in Rwanda after deployment of regional force


August 18, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday capital Juba for Kigali, Rwanda, heightening the relations which the two countries have been establishing since the young nation came into existence in 2011.

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Presidents (from L) Salvar Kiir of South Sudan, Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda stand during a photo opportunity before the start of the extraordinary summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Kampala September 5, 2013. (Reuters)

President Kiir, according to the minister in his office, is in Rwanda to attend the inauguration of the Rwandan President Paul Kagame who returned to office for seven years term after the election commission gave him winning majority votes of the elections held in early August 2017.

Minister Mayiik Ayii Deng told reporters on Friday that the South Sudanese leader would use the visit as an opportunity to provide briefings to his colleagues and other leaders invited to attend the inauguration on the progress made with regards to implementation of the peace agreement and other efforts which the government was undertaking to stop war in the country and bring peace.

“The trip is very important because Rwanda is one of the countries in the region which are playing an instrumental role in peacekeeping while sharing their own experiences of a similar situation they underwent in the past. It is one of the countries in the region with which we share a lot of things. So it is very important that our president is invited as one of the important guests at the inauguration of their president who was elected during the recent elections,” explained Minister Deng.

The presidential aide said trip would also be an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss ways to strengthen ties between the two countries following the signing of several cooperation agreements.


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  • 19 August 2017 01:08, by Kush Natives

    Great move! I hope that he will attend your inauguration in 2018 as well.

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    • 19 August 2017 05:33, by Agany Malim

      Who will vote for those pretenting leaders who kill common men for their interest? If you think that pple still have hope for them then you are far away from pple. Neither kiir nor riek will be president if fair election is conducting.

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  • 19 August 2017 05:56, by Agany Malim

    Mr president!
    If you love your being president then you may consider those common men that your reigme kills. And you also do the following for your compaign to win coming election:
    1 improve security to stop unknow gunman in the country
    2 apologize to IDP and Refugee in neighbouring countries
    3 bring those who kill civilians to court to face law and make accountability.

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  • 19 August 2017 10:46, by Mr President 2037

    that is an excellence move for you to further your great plans for the nation mr. president Kiir. opposition shall always say negative thing toward a great leadership but thta is their roles dont mind them so much...keep working.

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    • 19 August 2017 17:36, by Senator Y

      Does Mr. Kiir have any idea of what being a President mean? South Sudanese have reaches 1 million refugees in Uganda alone, while Kiir still kills the rest who remain behind. Please inform Kiir to fill shame in that photo since the rest of those Presidents know the interest of their own people. He must better go to the evening class with H.E. Paul Kagame after the inauguration and get a full lecture on how to be a president.

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  • 20 August 2017 10:20, by Adok son

    Kiir, his present in the inaugurated ceremony of Rwandan president Paul Kigame was like any other ordinary citizen of East Africa, because he has been ashamed by his own making in murdering his very people while other presidents were praised because of protection to their citizens.
    Salva Kiir is a Dinka who doesn’t know shame in front of the people.

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    • 20 August 2017 13:29, by Redeemer

      Adok Son
      you will soon be a dok son. you have been advocating for war, saying you cannot wait for 2015 elections and that you are men enough. He fucked Riek in his 1991 now again, let me tell u Riek is hiding in SA out of shame no one detained him

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      • 20 August 2017 13:43, by Redeemer

        Adok Son
        1 Nuer Council of Elders surrendered to JCE
        2 James Gatdet surrendered to Ateny Wek Ateny
        3 SPLA Chief King Paul kept OI Chief in POC
        4 Mayardit imprisoned Riek in SA. Let Riek try only when
        Tiger is out of J1

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