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S. Sudan president orders non-cooperation with regional forces

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August 23, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president has ordered the army and security organs not to cooperate with the regional protection forces’ command, saying their actions could undermine the nation’s sovereignty.

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President Salva Kiir attends a session during the 25th Extraordinary Summit of the (IGAD) on South Sudan in Addis Ababa March 13, 2014 (Reuters Photo)

“Whatever they want to do must be subjected to scrutiny. I know you will face challenge. They protest and some people will try to sabotage your work but you must know not all you do gets support from all the people. But what is important is that we must do what know is right for our people”, Kiir told a security meeting on Wednesday.

According to the South Sudanese leader, the United Nations-mandated regional forces were permitted into the country with the understanding that they would play a role in providing escort and securing major supplying roads to and from Juba, especially those which have experienced disruptive armed and banditry activities.

“You have to tell [them] where to go and what to do, not them telling you where they want to go and what to do. That is not what they [regional troops] came here for. They came to complement your work and so it is you whom they want to assist who should tell them where you need to go and what to do there”, stressed Kiir.

The South Sudan leader denied ordering the expulsion of the regional forces from the war-torn nation, but emphasized that their deployment had to be approved by the government and should be complementing the efforts of the government in the young nation.

President Kiir had earlier also warned that the South Sudan’s national unity government would reconsider its decision on the deployment of regional forces mandated by the UN Security Council (UNSC).

“They [regional protection forces] have come and the way they have started is already becoming a matter of concern. They want to deploy at the airport. They also want whatever they bring into the country not to be checked,” the president said Sunday.

In August 2016, the UN Security Council, following a request by the East African regional bloc (IGAD), approved the deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force to secure Juba in the aftermath of renewed clashes that occurred in the South Sudan capital in July.

South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity confirmed its unconditional consent to the deployment of the regional forces in a communiqué to the UN Security Council on November 30, 2016.

It remains unclear what prompted the South Sudan leader to make such warnings, barely a month after the first batch of the regional protection forces arrived in the country.

Despite the August 2015 peace agreement, South Sudan slipped back into conflict due to renewed clashes between rival forces – the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to President Kiir and the armed opposition backing former First Vice-President Riek Machar.

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  • 24 August 07:29, by Lenin Bull

    Sudantribune you are really very hostile towards South Sudan. S.Sudan president has not ordered non-cooperation with regional protection force but has rather clearly instructed South Sudan armed forces and security organs on what they should do and what they should not do in relations to Regional Protection Force. You are misleading your readers ya Arab media.

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    • 24 August 09:11, by Majesty

      "S.Sudan president has not ordered non-cooperation with regional protection force but has rather clearly instructed South Sudan armed forces and security organs on what they should do and what they should not do in relations to Regional Protection Force."
      "Sudantribune you are really very hostile towards South Sudan"

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      • 24 August 09:40, by Majesty

        Thank you Lenin.
        Sudantribune is one of the agencies that are part and responsible for current war.
        Those of us who know the facts earlier on warned this website Riek Machar they are deluding can’t win whether it’s through ballot or bullet.

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        • 24 August 10:58, by jubaone

          The plan is working.
          1. First get all UN/RPF into Juba
          2. Establish control with full force
          3. Compel the Kiirminal to fully implement ARCISS 2015 including getting Dr. Riak back.
          4. Stop the war and get all jienge criminals indicted to the Hybrid Court or ICC, if not;
          5. Depose Kiirminal and dismantle the TGoNU and put in place a new all-inclusive govt of technocrats and intelligent junubin.

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          • 24 August 18:46, by South South

            jubaone,

            Coward is talking? Right? We are very strong and that why you are not in South Sudan. Please get so much more out in you and love South Sudan. Wicked thinking can not work. 2015 agreement is a done deal and no one can change it. It’s really wasting of time to reply to people like you. You nothing, but coward, weak, unstable mentally. We are controlling the country.

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            • 24 August 20:34, by jubaone

              South South,
              As a jienge scoundrel, go control your jienges in East Rumbek or the Aguoks-Apuks killing themselves like barbarians. Why don’t you go to your jellaba masters instead of idling in Kenya or Uganda waiting for stolen monies from Juba? Hopeless. We are just doing our duty of hunting MTNS and vagabonds.

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              • 24 August 20:39, by jubaone

                South South,
                We have cleared most Equatorian towns of lazy and stinking jienges. What is left is SPLAnyors and we are squeezing the jienge junk out of them. I am at ease as long we feed you, let you squat and find warmth in Juba. Otherwise, you are a good for nothing jienge, no value except "human waste and burden"

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  • 24 August 07:34, by Lenin Bull

    Mr.President your instruction to our armed forces and security is praiseworthy. Indeed they are our guests and should not dictate their activities here rather they should respectively ask South Sudanese people and government on where they can help most without compromising our collective security and hard won sovereignty/independence for their own selfish (UN/US)interests.

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  • 24 August 07:38, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    That is correct.
    I support president decision because
    RPF and UNMISS, are not associated with government policy
    RPF, UNMISS , and rebels are holding one umbrella.

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    • 24 August 07:42, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Serveignity country should not be channel under colonial system.

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  • 24 August 07:43, by Freedom Advocate

    AHahahahhaa, i can’t stop laughing!
    Hhhm! Kiir’s days are numbered really

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  • 24 August 07:48, by Lenin Bull

    Some naive people in South Sudan seem not to understand the current complex or sophiscated stage the world has reached. The US is using the UN for its imperial interests for resources and political control and the US donates money to the UN so that whatever it proposes whether good or not is taken the way it is and implemented by UN.

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  • 24 August 07:54, by Lenin Bull

    The UN asks some poor countries in the SOUTH/THIRD WORLD to contribute troops or call them mercenaries to fight for UN interests silently US interests. So the current mercenaries called RPF will do whatever UN/US tells them secretly from New York/US!! Do not be stupid and begin to give them 100% trust that they our fellow Africans from neighboring countries!!.No. They are mercenaries for UN/US!!

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  • 24 August 07:59, by Lenin Bull

    The UN/US are not interested in Riek/SPLA-IO cause neither are they here to make and support South Sudan to be a strong country. No. They want to weaken South Sudan so that they go back and argue in New York for it to be given to UN for TRUSTEESHIP. Then the UN will cancel oil contract drilling and pipeline contract with China and give to the US and other western capitalist countries.

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  • 24 August 08:03, by Lenin Bull

    This was exactly what US did through the UN mission in the Congo since the 1962 up to day because Congo is the richest country of our African continent. Today Congo is the most insecure and fragmented country where civilians are massacred in thousands daily at the watch of the very UN mission troops that has been there 60 years plus. South Sudan is rich in agriculture, livestock, and oil and US

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  • 24 August 08:09, by Lenin Bull

    The US wants and will always plan to control it through UNMISS and now regional troops/countries. This is a very sophiscated strategy which the simpletons and nincompoops will not understand even if Jesus Christ come back to tell them. The current UNMISS and RPF will not leave South Sudan for next 100 years. Ask the Congoeles or make intellectual academic research with UN Mission in the Congo!!

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    • 24 August 08:23, by Malakal county Simon

      All in all, trustee ship is better than being under unwanted/untrusted Salva Kiir.... South Sudan is about to be take over the UN and majority of South Sudanese are supporting this move as Salva Kiir appears to be not wanted by any one in the South except few are just supporting him just because they can get daily bread through continuing senselesswar, senseless killings......

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      • 24 August 12:49, by Lenin Bull

        Malakal County Simon, your people have already freely chosen UN trusteeship by going to live in UNMISS POCs across South Sudan, and by going to refugee camps in neighboring countries. Are you not happy with it and how do you feel in those camps under UN control and administration? Great proud and free South Sudanese citizens do not want UN trusteeship.

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  • 24 August 08:38, by dinkdong

    "They came to complement your work and so it is you whom they want to assist." So if the South Sudan army is killing innocent civilians and raping women then the UN and regional forces should assist and complement their actions, huh? What a poor statement?!

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    • 24 August 11:11, by jubaone

      dinkdong,

      I like your comments. Great

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  • 24 August 08:50, by Tilo

    We use to say this get the act right before it is out of control, all in vain,
    Now you are crying, Yes we all know UN and US has there interest in the country however if government can no longer manage the country, the citizen will have to allow UN to take over. The Ordinary people in POC and other communities’ need life also not only Jieng.
    Fix ur mess or else Equatorians shall ask for a country

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  • 24 August 09:32, by Adok son

    Peace revitalization is the one we need to be implemented fully, if not,then we preferred UN trusteeship than Dinka authorization.

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    • 24 August 10:54, by Malakal county Simon

      The unwanted president who appeared not to be wanted by any one should simply resigns to save his little left legacy since no one trusted him any more......

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    • 24 August 12:58, by Lenin Bull

      Adok son of a bitch, why are you begging foreign powers for peace when your uncle Riek Machar was the one who started fighting in 2013 destroying the peace that South Sudan was enjoying? Go ahead and continue fighting because that is what people in your region like most!! Why beg for peace now after all this mindless destruction to lives and properties?

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    • 24 August 13:04, by Lenin Bull

      Adok son of a bitch your nice people are already under UN trusteeship in the UNMISS POCs and in UNHCR refugee camps in neighboring countries. Shut your ugly mouth up and enjoy your UN trusteeship alone but don’t preach it to proud and free South Sudanese citizens who have liberated themselves from foreign domination once and for all.

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  • 24 August 11:08, by lou nuer

    Lenin and Majesty
    You’re not understood what Mr. Kiir has written completely.
    How can you change the statement of the owner of speech? He said it already in that way not to cooperate with RPF what next? Which is true some how. He is President he has a right to order. Please allow Mr. Kiir to act according the way he want. Peace is at the corner. We don’t want UN we shall solve our problem.

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  • 24 August 12:06, by Maguto

    I’m sure Kiir did not said that words in his mouth...lol

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  • 24 August 14:04, by Sambala Sambala

    Unfortunate to have such committed, patriotic, calm ignorant,power hungry and tribalist leader to be given the huge task of leading a rich weak country like south Sudan. it would safe his left over face if he resigned. at least he can be remembered for being one time patriotic leader.

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  • 24 August 14:50, by MC GLazz

    things will change gradually,,, til Dinka accept RPF in Juba airport

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  • 24 August 16:08, by John Wetjunub

    let us give peace a chance to prevail my people of South Sudan. war out come is full of destruction while peace have green fruits always and development.

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  • 25 August 02:51, by conservative

    It’s seems always cope after cope but when people will realize our country need a foundation but other want to destabilize it and when will people of south sudan will benefit from this nation without them will have no nation but northern influence still on us we need to get rid of that

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  • 25 August 14:28, by Pure Equatorian

    Ayuiu Makuac

    For your information our leaders have insulted and abused our country’s sovereignty that you now shamelessly blame on UN and other Super power countries.Above all your comments are of a lay person (useless)

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  • 27 August 17:05, by Thiep Mawien Thiep

    So be whatsoever Sudantribune will call it, but that is the stateman a president of the country can make in the eye of his people.

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