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President Salva Kiir addresses delegates during the swearing-in ceremony of FVP Taban Deng Gai at the Presidential Palace in Juba, July 26, 2016. (Reuters/Jok Solomun)

September 3, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan President Salva Kiir said Sunday he was more concerned about the situation in the country but voiced his rejection of any peace agreement imposed from outside the country.

“There are people who come with conditions instead of coming to listen to us, to what we have done and how we intend to overcome the challenges and forward,” said President Kiir in a speech to religious leaders at his residence.

The South Sudanese leader said he was personally committed to ending the war in the country, stressing that one side alone would not stop the situation if there is no reciprocation of the same.

“I know that in order for any agreement to endure, peace cannot be imposed from the outside. It must be negotiated directly by the leaders who are required to make the hard choices and compromises that take on history," said Kiir.

"We are determined to stop this war, even without being threatened because these are our people and the country is ours," he emphasised.

The remarks come 24 hours after a meeting with the head of USAID, Mark Green who asked the South Sudanese president to stop the war and allow unfettered humanitarian access. The visiting American official said Kiir has denied that his forces are impeding the activities of aid groups.

“I told (Kiir) that in the next few weeks we are undertaking a complete review of our policy toward South Sudan,” said further Green in statements to Reuters, pointing that his discussions with Kiir were “cleared at the highest levels” in Washington.

However, in his meeting with the religious leaders, Kiir seemed unmoved by Green’s statements.

"We came out from a similar situation before and so I have a confidence we will also come out of this situation,” said Kiir.

Addressing his call to the opposition groups that refuse to join the national dialogue he initiated last year saying they have to stop war and join the internal political process

"And you in the church, you an important to play for peace to be realized," he added in his speech to the religious chiefs.

The head of state further urged the religious leaders to help his administration in preaching and disseminating the message of peace, reconciliation, forgiveness.

The Eastern Africa’s Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which leads regional efforts to end the four-year conflict, last June called to revitalizes South Sudan peace process.

The initiative is an attempt to revive a dead peace agreement signed in August 2015. Juba says it is committed to the implementation of the deal but Machar and his opposition faction should not take part in this transitional phase and wait to participate in the elections.

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  • 4 September 07:31, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I do agree with President Kiir, peace for South Sudan should not be impress by foreign thinkers.

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    • 4 September 08:26, by dinkdong

      What about outside aid? You and Kiir didn’t thought of that, did you?

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      • 4 September 09:02, by pabaak

        Dingdong
        So mean south Sudan should always give in to NGOS because of aid? This will be an ethical morass! How simple is that to give off your sovereignty because of aid

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    • 4 September 09:41, by Midit Mitot

      JCE president Begging for weapons from outsiders and refusing their advice’s.

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    • 4 September 16:56, by Agany Malim

      The whole world fate up with the highest corruption rate in Juba so it time to act accordingly

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    • 5 September 01:02, by garrak1520

      I do agree but Mr. President you can’t pick and chose who will be at the negotiating table. Opposition has to be represented and Machar must be part of the dialogue. You have been in war against IO for 4 years and you still not have upper hand, so they must be represented. Good advise Mr. President, stop consulting with Museweni about South Sudan problems.

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  • 4 September 07:37, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Let all rebels and opposition parties fight and they will not get their through violence.

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    • 4 September 07:59, by Eastern

      And Kiir will not lead you in peace; if this is the kind of South Sudan you dreamt to have then lick your wounds....! Kiir cannot always be right; he has to listen and listen very carefully. It’s no longer the Obama-Kerry-Kiir triad in the mix of things. The number of dissenting voices from exposed South Sudanese is growing and the number of those ill-informed and suffering masses.....

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      • 4 September 08:53, by South South

        Eastern,

        Another wicked comment from you. My friend accept peace if you are unable to win war, period. No one from outside South Sudan will force anything on us. We need to sit down as South Sudanese and sort out our problems, that’s the only way peace will be realized in South Sudan, but to sit and wait for US, UN, AU IGAD and God will not change anything.

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        • 4 September 09:16, by Eastern

          South South,

          Why do you always struggle hard to hear from me what is pleasing to you? Did you just say unable to win war; with all the arsenal in Kiir’s disposal, why is not able to totally annihilate his armed opponents. Nobody is sitting and waiting for outsiders. We are fighting Kiir in multiple fronts....

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          • 4 September 09:24, by South South

            Kiir did kick you from any town, any city in South Sudan. You are left with pockets sitting in deep bushes to hide, the only war I see coming from you in internet war.

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            • 4 September 09:53, by Eastern

              The war is right here in Juba! Why are government folks unpaid for months, no fuel in Juba...Those not able to fight Kiir are with him in Juba and those you believe Kiir defeated and hiding in deep bushes as you said. But why is Kiir not winning the war even after blocking some websites. Helpless South Sudanese are voting with their feet in hundreds of thousands...

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              • 4 September 09:58, by South South

                Eastern,

                Kiir is winning. He is in Juba with iron hands. You are in DIASPORA and some of your friends in deep bushes.

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                • 4 September 11:01, by jubaone

                  South South,
                  Kiirminal has been reduced to a mere "Juba Mayor". No control, no sovereign authority except holed up in Juba. He is unable to freely travel across all SS states which he Claims to control and rule. Is that the strong Kiirminal? Pathetic losers and liars.

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        • 4 September 11:16, by Sambala Sambala

          South sudan
          I believe you must be a relative to kirr which has made you so blind that you can not see, hear, understand what is going on in this country, look at the economy, security, social life, relationship of south sudanese, occupation of position in government. this will show us that we need external help because a group of blind guys are trying to lead people who have eyes. sorry.

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      • 4 September 15:00, by padiit gaga

        Peace in s.sudan must come outside because primitive president rejected peace he must hang on the tree by I.c.c now in few months South under rebels or U.N No one wants this primitive president except his tribe. Go to hell president you killed a lot we need good president we may unite us as one nation.

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  • 4 September 08:01, by pabaak

    I said one time that NGOS are not here to dictate how we should do our own affairs simply like they don’t have the same voice to dictate how their governments should do things in their own countries. And this show that some NGOS are here to help but have hidden agendas. I think now government is moving in right steps toward peace

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    • 4 September 08:19, by pabaak

      So why noise and threats? Like what we heard from usaid representative few days it seems they are not happy because of something is not been directly stated. I don’t think government alone will implement the peace without involvemgovent the side of the rebels instead of urging rebels to lay down their weapons and join peace tthey opted to keep blaming the government

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      • 4 September 08:35, by pabaak

        If need to know whom are obstructing peace and stability then to condemn rebels who are in constant violation of unilateral cease fire and attacking government poisoning and without condemnations from those NGOS or foreign governments.

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        • 4 September 08:43, by pabaak

          Correction
          Government position
          Therefore its important that the government stick with their plans of how to bring peace because its thier mandate do so because NGOS want it. South Sudan is been run by their leaders not the NGOS.

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  • 4 September 08:11, by Adok son

    This time, we need the world to tackle on an isolation of Uganda, Egypt and some foreign countries who sacrificed themselves to let Salva Kiir retains on his position as president. Let Riek Machar and Salva Kiir fight the war without help or backing from other countries if those Dinkas wouldn’t accept peace with preconditions. The world would have done that strategy, so that Kiir can allow peace.

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    • 4 September 08:56, by Kuch

      Of course the imposed peace from outside isn’t going to work? Where did the so-called TROIKA countries & IGAD-plus 2015 so-called compromised peace agreement crafted in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa & pushed into the South Sudanese people’s throats led us to? The criminals from the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs know where that is in July last Year>>>

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      • 4 September 09:02, by Kuch

        By the way, their Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion has been crushed but they (the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs) are still making a hay of it to continues to make themselves relevance & eke out their living at the backs & names of South Sudan & the hungry South Sudanese people. One really wonders aloud as to why the US, the UK, their UN & their marauding NGOs are so fixated on South Sudan’s

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        • 4 September 09:09, by Kuch

          >>>problems than other massive problems in Central Africa republic (CAR), Congo, Darfur, Southern Khordupan, Southern Blue Nile, Northern Nigeria, Libya, ethioipa, Somalia et al? Th answer is simple, South Sudan is where hyenas (the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs) salivating to take over & then plunder it like they are currently doing in CAR, DRC, Libya & in middle East>>>

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          • 4 September 09:15, by Kuch

            but their regime change project with the likes of their Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom or Lam Akol didn’t worked out as they had hope for. And so their plan B was to bring to bring their so-called 4000 regional protection force (RPF)& combine them with the current UNIMISS mercenaries to fight the SPLA soldiers & enthrone their puppets/stooge that they can easily remotely control in Washington,>>>

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            • 4 September 09:22, by Kuch

              Wall Street, London, Brussels, Paris, Dubai & other capitals where these hyenas keep their loots in. Many South Sudanese are so gullible that they just don’t know that the likes of their US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies in between want to be our next masters. And their UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & human rights business scams are their new 21s century>>>>

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              • 4 September 09:29, by Kuch

                occupation of other people’s countries & then colonized & plundered in a very disguised & slicked way that an average Deng or Ariet won’t know. Fellows, open your damn eyes, our country is being coveted by the greatest evils & thieves on earth. The US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs even contemplated to replicate the same dirty game they used in a tiny West African country of Gambia>>>

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                • 4 September 09:36, by Kuch

                  by letting our African neighboring countries do their dirty job. Fellows, in school, some of us learned what is called European "indirect & direct rule" of African savages. That same dirty intrigue hadn’t gone a way fellows. But here in our South Sudan though, we have the Nile waters & resources we are our enemy & blessing at the same times. But we have some a huge population that is not aware>>>

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                  • 4 September 09:41, by Kuch

                    of how creepy & evils our so-called uncles from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan are. The US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs are the ones who taken our country & our people & they have been using the likes of Riek Machar puppets/stooges as their bargaining chips to crawl themselves into our country>>>>

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                    • 4 September 09:47, by Kuch

                      The idiots like Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot or Rebecca Nyandeng are being held hostage in foreign countries by these same foreign hyenas simply to use them as blackmails & bargaining cards. Fellows, l always post this link:https://www.britannica.com/topic/Opium-Wars
                      http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-opium-wars-the-bloody-conflicts-destroyed-imperial-china-17212

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                      • 4 September 09:58, by Kuch

                        Hong Kong was taken by the English merchants through the same dirty intrigues they are trying to use in our country & against our people. But many of our people are so dumb that they can just welcome a monster into their villages so long as the monsters is a white Americans & English monster dressed up in UN, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping & human rights & all>>>

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                        • 4 September 10:08, by Kuch

                          But these South Sudanese fools would be the first to wake up & throw tantrums later if they see their evil White Americans, English people & their cloned arabs North Sudan, Indians, Pakistanis, Arabs et al claiming to own parts of their villages like they are doing in our Gambella region or in Central Kenya, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia & South Africa>>>

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                          • 4 September 10:21, by Kuch

                            But as they say in in Dinka/Jieng language, "duon ne ran jony ke lo tueng, jony ran te leer en dhuk cien" which roughly translates in English that "you can’t truly convince an ardent explorer enough when he/she is fired up to go, but convince him/her once he is coming back" But our problem is, our Riek Machar followers have never been our South Sudanese that we can trust we our lives & our country

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                            • 4 September 10:28, by Kuch

                              Our Riek Machar supporters have always been our people’s traitors, they always side with our existential enemies. During our genuine war of independence of from our cloned arabs of North Sudan, the fools were used as lap dogs by our enemies to toy around with SPLA & were paid with food. These days, some of these same idiots are being coerced to into the so-called POCs by the the US, UK, their UN>>

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                              • 4 September 10:37, by Kuch

                                their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between, and they are being paid with UN food rations solely to be used as *blackmails & bargaining cards to South Sudan & the South Sudanese people*. Our Riek Machar idiots, our country & people are being Geo-politically chess toyed around by our greatest enemies on earth. Our country is these days equated with North Korea, Venezuela, Russia, China>>>

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                                • 4 September 10:51, by Kuch

                                  Syria, Libya----the countries don’t *bow down & worship* the evil corporate America, the UK or France. My fellows South Sudanese, the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs love affair with our country & our people has gone too far. The hyenas, in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies in between always invoke their cold-war-like-intrigue to control other people & their>>>

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                                  • 4 September 11:08, by jubaone

                                    Kuch,
                                    The jienges are simply doing the dirty job of depopulating SS for their jellaba, Chinese and Egyptian masters. Ali Mirghani of the Khatmiyya once alluded, the biggest challenge in subjugating SS is coercing Equatorians. As for our "Dinka" friends, we can entice them easily and they will willingly succumb.

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        • 4 September 18:46, by Kuch

          Our people, our next door, DRC, democratic republic of Congo (DRC) is where our current enemies are from. The UN, the UK, heir UN, Bantus, their evil juus and some of fools in between want to play games with our country & people. Rubbish like Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Museveni of Uganda are considered t

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    • 4 September 08:57, by South South

      Adok son,

      Are you afraid of Uganda and Egypt? No single one in the world can force peace on any country. The same people of South Sudan must sit down and sort out their differences, this is the only way peace will come to South Sudan, other that than is a dream and wishful thinking.

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      • 4 September 09:23, by Eastern

        ...Yes a pipe dream and wishful thinking for you to expect Kiir to call everybody in the country to order. Kiir is now generally in charge of his precinct at J-One. The rest of us in Juba have to protect ourselves at night from marauding unpaid Mathiang Anyors. Last week residents in the neighbourhoods of Bilpam were robbed and others killed. RPF is in town a sign of no confidence in SPLA-Kiir....

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        • 4 September 09:29, by South South

          This is very funny. You are back to small things, robbers. You see, Iam right, you have no anyway to go now. Come back to Juba and talk to us, this is the only option I can see will work for you, other than that, you are dreaming.

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          • 4 September 10:01, by Eastern

            I have been telling you this for umpteenth time now that I am right here in Juba you wouldn’t listen. Rain is mocking Juba residents, no reliable transport save for the few Bonga buses doing the town services - no fuel. Food prices are skyrocketing. What you naively called small things are Kiir’s headache. The night robberies, the runaway inflation, the internet war front are no small things...

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  • 4 September 10:34, by Majesty

    Salva Kiir says one thing today and say different thing tomorrow. Choose if you want to wait for tomorrow or take what he said today. But yes the man is currently in bed with Taban Deng Gai, he must have understood now how painful it is. In 2015 when many questioned imposed two armies in one country Kiir and his marauding hyenas accused them of being anti-peace.
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    • 4 September 10:49, by Majesty

      Someone must not be happy with himself for sparing Kiir life last year in his J1. Kiir had deserved to die right there not 200 SPLA valor. Stupid and dependence leader is more dangerous than sworn enemy.

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  • 4 September 10:37, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Our vulnerabilities is seen in our economic didpherensize otherwise no nation could over look us if only we are financially,military cappable; another weakness is that we should make agriculture as the engine to be substantially stable from any hunger or food shortage,We also need to strengthen our hard currency to be more like US dollar or almost like theirs

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  • 4 September 14:09, by lou nuer

    This word of compromise is completely what let this peace agreement not to be implemented. By leaving the causative of this crises and compromise? We better know who cause this mysth and that person should be responsible for the matter. WHat lead you up to Pagak you expect others Opposition to joint you in self peace initiation? We must solve that problem the way we started it if am not wrong.

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  • 4 September 17:20, by Naath

    The Dinka tribal gangs leader has no vocabularies of peace in his brains and he does not have intention to bring peace into the country either. When the foreign diplomates ask him to work for peace he would condemn the foreign diplomates for imposing peace into his country. However, he has never condemn the foreign countries for bringing food into the South Sudan.

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  • 4 September 18:51, by john locke

    Kuch, seriously shut the fuck up. You keep going on and on about the samething. What you fail to reali9is that without the UN or the US or the many organizations you named there would be no south sudan. You owe those organizations alot. Without them you would have died. Now you talk down to them as if they are your enemy. Haha

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    • 4 September 19:20, by Nairobimitot

      Can we all get along my people of South Sudan? We need to unite ourselves so that our country cannot be taking away from our hands by people whom we do not know.

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      • 4 September 19:51, by Agany Malim

        Nairobimitot
        you are right for saying that let us united to face current reigme in ss such that we may be one again instead for many division on tribal basis

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