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South Sudan is keen to cooperate with UNMISS: presidential aide


UNMISS peacekeepers from Rwanda wait to escort members of the visiting U.N. Security Council on Friday, September 2, 2016 (AP/Justin Lynch file Photo)

September 9, 2017 (JUBA) - A presidential aide Saturday said that President Salva Kiir has directed all government institutions to cooperate with the United Nations mission in the country, stressing that the young nation was herself a member of the global organization.

“The government has no problem with the presence of UNMISS (United Nations Mission in South Sudan). We know this is not the first time our problem have dealt with the United Nations. The United Nations has been with our people for a very long time. During the war of liberation struggle, the United Nations and western countries led by the United States played a very important role,” a presidential adviser on military affairs”, told Sudan Tribune on Saturday

Daniel Awet Akot said the government and the people cannot forget the support received during dark days from the United Nations and the international community.

"What we are saying now is that: yes, there are challenges but they can be overcome through the same spirit of cooperation and understanding we received from the United Nations and others during the war," Akot said.

Government spokesperson Minister Michael Makuei Lueth recently said they want to renegotiate UNMISS mandate before its renewal next December. He further accused the peacekeeping operation of causing situations in order for their mandates to be renewed.

“We are talking of revisiting the mandate because once the UN comes to your country, they will never write one day that this country is at peace we [the UN] are going away. They will continue all the time to write there is insecurity so that they continue to stay,” said Lueth.

The minister also said the mandate of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) also needs to be reviewed because they were supposed to be deployed at a time when the forces of Riek Machar were in Juba.

Meanwhile, the UN Special Representative in South Sudan, David Shearer said in a statement broadcast by the state owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation following a meeting with President Salva Kiir on Thursday that the discussion he had with South Sudanese leader focused on working relations between the government and the UN Mission in South Sudan.

Shearer described the meeting as a ‘positive’ discussion, covering the UNs cooperation, deployment of the Regional Protection Force and patrols along the volatile Juba-Yei and Juba and Bor roads.

The top UN official in the country said the main message that came out of the meeting was to strengthen cooperation between the government and the United Nations mission in the country.

“We agreed that cooperation was necessary at all levels between the UN and the government and the President asked me to come back and have a chat with him next week before I go off to the UN General Assembly which is in a couple of weeks’ time. So it was a very good meeting and very good to hear the President’s impressions of what is happening on the ground and the continuing cooperation between the UN, UNMISS and the government of South Sudan,” said Shearer.

John Andruga Duku, Director for International Organizations at the ministry of foreign affairs said the meeting marks the beginning of improved working relations between UNMISS and the government.


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  • 10 September 2017 05:57, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Yes, that is Right. UN, has no way to dodge by country leadership.
    Many thanks Mr. President.

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    • 10 September 2017 06:46, by Agany Malim

      What do kiir behave like a woman who was not agree to have play sex but when a man insist to sex her she can just need to let he continue even if there is no power for a man to do it again she will just be laying down near him for she want penis. Be like a man for if you say NO then no. Why are you confusing the world? Now something is near to your neck don’t away again be brave mr president :(

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      • 10 September 2017 09:54, by Malakal county Simon

        What’s was the changed of tone?? What about the need to renegotiate the UNIMISS mandate?? I guess you better!!!!

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        • 10 September 2017 17:43, by jubaone

          Malakal County,
          God forgive these confused jienges for they do not know what they say and do.

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      • 10 September 2017 10:49, by Jongo

        Agany Malim
        What a dirty talk have respect to your governors how can you put such bad words like this to the public to read I tell you what if you’r man enough come forward to see the real penis you may be looking for you son of bitch

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    • 10 September 2017 08:15, by Tilo

      SS is led by Idiots,
      Today they say this n tomorrow that, You think you can win over UN no chance buddy, UN is world body. Real pressure is yet to be initiated. I will say this again, wait for full deployment of RPF that is when you will know that UN is more powerful than you.
      The sanction has began, more is yet to be sanctioned. You will feel the heat/pressure soon

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  • 10 September 2017 06:06, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    If you wants to finish yourself, please be a enemy to UN.
    UNMISS, UN, AU IGAD and others friends by internationally, are mafia. Try to defeat their mafia on you.
    I love president Kiir message to any UN, and to the people of South Sudan.

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    • 10 September 2017 06:30, by Kuch

      You fellows including President Salva Kiir & his bunch of goons will let our country be re-colonized by the greatest evils (the US, the UK, their UN & NGOs) on earth, on the disguise of their damn *UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their damn human rights business scams* Do you fools & President Kiir know as to why your damn UN, NGOs & their so-called peacekeeping are still>>

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  • 10 September 2017 07:58, by Lenin Bull

    Dear Hon Daniel Awet, it is not UN that is the problem. It is all about appeasing and satisfying US interests. If you want the war to end in South Sudan inorder for UNMISS, and RPF to leave give US more concession oil business and reconstruction contract in South Sudan. The war will end in just a month. That was what Angola did to US and UNITA and Jonas Savimbi died out in Africa.

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  • 10 September 2017 08:02, by Lenin Bull

    Keep ignoring the US at your/our own peril. President Museveni gave US what it wants in Uganda and LRA is now a thing of the past. Sudan gave US its underwear and US doesn’t mind its human rights records in Darfur, Blue Nile, Nuba Mountains, Sudan support to SPLA-IO, Sudan support to Al shabab, etc.

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  • 10 September 2017 08:09, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It is important UNMISS know its mandate on operations in the country in the first place. It is not in the country on the invitation o the leadership of the government. Cooperation between the two should not come at the expense of the death of citizens that the government has failed to give to them security. The relationship between them must be cautiously,and jealously guarded.

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  • 10 September 2017 08:10, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It is important UNMISS know its mandate on operations in the country in the first place. They are not in the country on the invitation of the leadership of the government. Cooperation between the two should not come at the expense of the death of citizens that the government has failed to give to them security. The relationship between them must be cautiously,and jealously guarded.

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  • 10 September 2017 08:14, by Lenin Bull

    Allow the US to screw us. I hope you know the law of the first night or " JUS PRIMA NOCTE ". The US wants to be the first super power South Sudan should have slept in bed with in its first day after its independence on the 9th July 2011 to date. Let the US have contract for some important big projects in South Sudan please or else one day President Salva and all his J1 staff will leave J1 in shit.

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  • 10 September 2017 08:32, by Adok son

    Let the international community analyzes and look at the problem of South Sudan that the worse person in the country herself is Salva Kiir and his tribesmen, who say this today and tomorrow will say another one contrary to what they have said yesterday. Kiir and his tribesmen likes to sit on the chair of presidency so that they can own the properties of the country lonely without other natives.

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  • 10 September 2017 08:39, by Newsudan

    Breaking news:
    Khartoum is coercing South Sudanese refugee children to recite Islamic prayers in exchange for food, that if they say "Alla kubar" You are given food,stayed tuned

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  • 10 September 2017 08:45, by Adok son

    Many people says that US doesn’t like Riek Machar because they knew that Riek Machar is an intellectual and well educated and at the same time a Scientist,that is why they don’t like him to lead the country South Sudan instead they like the stupid,primitive, incompetent Salva Kiir to lead so that he may offer US more deals in South Sudan. It is really true, if Riek Machar be a President,South>>>>>

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  • 10 September 2017 08:54, by Adok son

    >>will like London within ten years only. But this issue is not liked by US,they preferred to do their business on our resources and doesn’t like its people. Let us not compete for nothing, USA and its organization UN likes only to rule South Sudan for many years and collect its resources, however, the only chance is to let Riek Machar come and lead us so the we and US also shall get their needs

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    • 10 September 2017 12:09, by Newsudan

      Riek the false Messiah
      the man who sparked this tribal bloodletting was Riek Machar, the gap- toothed rebel officer who matched the qualification of the expected Nuer Messiah, the leader of legend who had come to liberate his tribesmen from the predatory Dinka.the book me against my brother

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      • 10 September 2017 12:17, by Newsudan

        it didn’t hurt that Riek was an immediate descendant of a renowned prophet of the Nuer divinity Teny- hence Riek’ third name at his Spartan compound in Nassir,Riek stoked the dual imperative of his rule. on the Wall of his bare mud hut,there was a primitive painting of an African snake, but sitting on his desk,almost alone and surely for every one to see,was a thick good news Bible,

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        • 10 September 2017 12:26, by Newsudan

          embossed on the cover with gold lettering, the close proximity of the snake and the Bible- both tokens of southern Sudanese spiritual strength would be necessary if he was to fulfill the prophecy and totally defeat the Dinka, I interviewed Riek soon after the Bor massacre before the tribal spirit of the Dinka had woken and counterattack in revenge, explained Scott Peterson,the writer of Book,me ag

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  • 10 September 2017 09:03, by Adok son

    If possible, let US and other international community deal away with Salva Kiir and bring Dr Riek Machar to the chair so that Nuer will not revenge on what was done against them by Dinka. If the UN has stopped Ugandan forces,Kenya and Egypt who support Salva Kiir to retain in presidency,then war will stop within one day and beg Riek Machar to forgive him on his wrongdoing.

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  • 10 September 2017 09:09, by lou nuer

    You cooperate or you don’t cooperate is up to your mind. UN will continue doing what they are coming for. Despite your fake directive you normally give to those who love money by bribing them UN doesn’t need money.

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