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South Sudan appeals for more support from U.S. gov’t

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September 4, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan has urged the United State government to provide it with more support instead of reviewing its policies toward the country.

The call comes days after Mark Green, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) boss said during a visit to South Sudan that Washington reconsiders backing President Salva Kiir.

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South Sudan’s foreign affairs spokesperson, Mawien Makol (Photo: Citizen News)

"As the government, we are actually committed to bringing peace through the national dialogue. The government is helping with opening up the humanitarian corridor with the help of the (SPLA) army," the foreign affairs spokesperson Mawien Makol told Xinhua.

While meeting President Kiir in the capital, Juba, Green had expressed concerns about the obstruction of humanitarian access and incessant civilian attacks and killings in the war-torn nation.

The newly appointed USAID head described South Sudan as the “most dangerous” country in the world for aid workers and called on President Kiir to ensure the security of aid workers and end impediments that block or delay delivery of humanitarian assistance.

But the foreign affairs official said "any other position that is being made by any international (U.S) actor is not going to be helpful.”

The U.S officially recognised South Sudan on 9 July 2011, the same day they declared independence after a self-determination referendum held in January that year.

South Sudan descended into violence in mid-December 2013 after the political dispute between President Kiir and his former deputy Machar led to fighting that has displaced millions of the population.

Since the start of the South Sudan conflict, USAID has reportedly provided some $2.7 billion in humanitarian aid to the war-torn East African nation.

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  • 5 September 2017 09:02, by Agany Malim

    Which US are you sking for more support while they are revyewing your policies in Juba now aday in this few week to come. It is too late to ask for more support and even how long will America continue support juba with considering the suffering of innocent pple? It is time to act accordingly.

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    • 5 September 2017 12:32, by Agany Malim

      Typing erro i mean asking and reviewing

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  • 5 September 2017 10:11, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    What a joke by Kiir’s idiot!! You need to prepare answers to why you have your institutions a policy of raping, murdering, driving citizens out of their ancestral homes. USA must tighten bolts on you for all the evil you have brought to the people of South Sudan. Only 2015 ARCSS and not your dialogue will bring peace to the country.

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  • 5 September 2017 13:16, by Eastern

    Morons! The Kiir-Taban alliance should extend their DIRTY BEGGING BOWL to Russia, China and Israel....Americans are hard-working folks who deserve respect. America poured billions of USD into South Sudan only for it to be paid in scorn, rape and murder. Let Kiir join North Korea, Iran, China and Russia so that the battle line is clearly drawn. Fuck!

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  • 5 September 2017 14:49, by dinkdong

    ak or what the f**k should read this. To maintain your pride and sovereignty, you should be self sufficient or you could be force to do things by someone you begged for help.

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  • 5 September 2017 17:08, by Sunday Junup

    Yesterday you said that you will not accept any peace from outsider why begging for support from outsider.

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  • 5 September 2017 18:27, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    There are totally contradictory statements here,President Kiir was emphasising on the facts that as a legitimate government he should not be threatened on humanitarian grounds however the facts that the country is in the blink of Starvation,this is not an open secret;The world us aware of the Current situation in the South Sudan. But if we had the resources then Let’s give up for U.N. agency

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  • 6 September 2017 07:39, by Adok son

    Jesus said;" forgive them because they don’t know what they’re doing ".
    What a kids government is this? The same people whom you’re insulting, abusing and back you to be strong in your part are also the same people whom you’re begging for help now and you don’t like to understand their words.
    You Dinka government, you will be surprised by this new event. The USA government knows all your deeds.

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