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S. Sudan cabinet endorses formation of federal affairs ministry


October 1, 2017 (JUBA) – The Council of Ministers in war-torn South Sudan on Friday approved the establishment of the country’s Ministry of Federal Affairs as part of the August 2015 peace agreement.

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South Sudan cabinet in session September 1, 2012 (file/photo ST)

The ministry, an official said, will be tasked with sensitizing citizens to enable understand what kind of federal system they desire in future.

“The main task of the ministry should actual be to initiate, research and educate the people of South Sudan on the different types of federalism that are operating all over the world so that when time comes for the people of South Sudan to decide on the type of federalism, they need then they will take decision from an informed position,” said South Sudan’s information minister Michael Makuei.

“The government in principle is in full agreement with the federal system but we have not yet decided as to which type of federalism do want,” he added.

Makuei said that federalism is a popular demand of the people of South Sudan,b but did not, however, say when the ministry would be formed.

Although the issue of federalism is mentioned in Chapter 6, Article 1 of the Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), the accord does define federalism, which has been a matter of debate between different parties in South Sudan, including those who want a powerful central government and others who want power devolved.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir had earlier warned citizens against demanding for federal system of government, saying the nation will disintegrate into smaller states.


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  • 2 October 07:42, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The creation of other department is not a conducive, 29 ministries are already there and there spacial budget for them. Apart from 32 States newly created.

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    • 2 October 09:07, by jubaone

      Ayuiu Makuac,
      When Riak returned to Juba in April 2016, his team had already a ministry of Federal Affairs headed by Dr. Richard Mulla. This jienge regime did not even want to talk on federalism, now they have got to their senses. Any federalism that doesn’t get jienges to get back to their luaks is stupid and hopeless. We’re going toward total separation of Equatoria. Take or leave it.

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      • 2 October 15:45, by Eastern


        True. That ministry has been established before not under this current shaky Kiir-Taban alliance of convenience. By the Kiir-Taban alliance saying that they have just endorsed the formation of the said ministry, Dr. Richard Mullah, Alfred Ladu and the rest of the Equatorian trapped by Taban Deng must be worried...What the Kiir-Taban alliance are implementing not the ARCISS but something!

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  • 2 October 10:12, by Wutkhor

    I can see illiterates Dinka’s are trying to fool some few SSnese food or stomach feeders, how would primitives Dinka’s accept federal systems of government when they are addicted to stay in equotoria rather than going to their real ancestorals home.
    Duck all Dinka’s including their jce hiv

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  • 2 October 13:28, by lou nuer

    We as I we have been telling you since before peace sign Federalism yet you’re not listening to you late listening will take us nowhere. Again you will talk Riek doesn’t have anything and you follow what he proposed lately. He proposes Independent movement you come in after. He propose 21 states you create 32, he come up with RFP u refuse and accepted after, he was talking of Federalismn since

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  • 2 October 13:34, by lou nuer

    We us IO, we have been telling you since before peace sign Federalism yet you’re not listening for you late listening will take us nowhere. Again you will talk Riek doesn’t have anything and you follow what he proposed lately. He proposes Independent movement you come in after. He propose 21 states you create 32, he come up with RFP u refuse and accepted after, he was talking of Federalismn since

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    • 2 October 15:55, by Redeemer

      Lou Nuer
      you will only understand Riek when he is no more, all what you mentioned are not initiated by him as you are being fooled. Independent through referendum was fathered by Lago Movement, read 1972 agreement, Federalism was before Riek came to politics.... con

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      • 2 October 16:10, by Redeemer

        Dear Lou Nuer
        Independent was what we all aimed at but the problem was how can we make Khartoum to honor the agreement that will lead to independent, so Dr. Garang took the politics that Nuer cannot understand even after you voted no Nuer can tell actually how it happened that is why even Riek still saying something different from the world know about the independent of SSudan, is it not a shame

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  • 2 October 16:23, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Federalism means "pact"or ’covenant’ usually refers to legal &politics, structures that distribute powers territorally within state, classical federations are few in 🔢 numbers ie The USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada and Australia 🌏, However, Many more states have federal types features .

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    • 2 October 16:35, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      If South Sudan become one that will really be good if it going to be implemented in practice not theoretically. OVER 3Rd of the world 🌍 ’s population is governed by state that have some kind of federal system, Federal state’s =Central/Federal government with checks & Balances=Provincial /States government with Sovereignty separate spheres of constitutional Autonomy

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  • 2 October 16:48, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Federal system is unique in the sense that relationship btwn btwn national government & state regional government is determined not just by constitutional rules alone but also by complexity of political,historical e.g Splash/M, geographical, cultural, & social circumstances, above all the party 🎉 systems is the significant determant of federal state r/ship.
    Good luck 🍀 with the new systems

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    • 2 October 19:27, by jubaone

      Equatoria will decide it’s federalism by the gun, whether jienge like it or not. By God, no Jienges will be allowed to squat anywhere in Equatoria anymore. Jienges will have their own states and take care of their own shit 💩. Those hopeless Jienges especially in Nimule must be evicted by force and their children will not be allowed to attend our schools. Jienges belong to jiengeland.Peri

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      • 3 October 00:08, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Jubaone:That’s not the meaning of Federalism, it doesn’t mean Dinkaism, Nuerism,Equotoriaism, I gave u classical example of Federal states, U.S.A, Canada, Australia 🌏, etc, I can’t blame u, "He how does not travel claim that his mum is the best cook"This is what has happened to some of you guys, get inform n leave a lone Tribalism, but if u need treatment from the allergic reactions above consult

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        • 3 October 00:16, by Don-Don Malith Rual

          "He/She who doesn’t ever travel around the globe 🌍 believe that his/her mum is the best cook" Education first then federalism will comes at last. You have to be well informed beforehand then decide on this system, but for those of you who are minds oriented about tribalism you means segregation,

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        • 3 October 20:50, by jubaone

          Don Don,
          Kokora or death. Nothing more nothing less bam 👊.

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  • 2 October 18:54, by garrak1520

    It shows the entire government of S.S has no priority. The people within the country are starving, 1/4 of the population is parked like sardines in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, and you meet to talk about federalism, how to prepare for it when the country is in flames. Disgrace, just turn around and see the starving kids, the crying moms. You all deserve hell on earth before getting to hell.

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