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South Sudan welcomes release of revitalization forum timetable


October 2, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan has welcomed the decision by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to release the official timetable for for the revitalization forum to start consultations with South Sudanese leaders and the citizens on the peace process.

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S. Sudan cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomoro (Photo KT Press)

Consultations, according to the timetable, will run from 13-17 October, with leaders in South Sudan’s coalition government to be consulted first.

South Sudan’s cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro told reporters on Monday that the government and all the stakeholders are prepared to participate in the revitalization process, but insisted that it was not a renegotiation of the peace deal.

“Transitional government of national unity and the stakeholders have welcomed the IGAD initiative and we are ready to participate in the process. This is just an evaluation of the peace agreement to see areas where progresses have made and where there is a need to fast track the implementation. It is not the renegotiation of the peace. The IGAD foreign ministers meeting which was convened here in Juba was very clear”, he told reporters on Monday.

The leader of political parties allied to the government, Lomuro said he will, together with his agriculture counterpart, Onyoti Adigo represent the other political parties in the coalition government.

In June, a summit of IGAD heads of state and government decided to convene a high-level revitalization forum to discuss concrete measures to restore a permanent ceasefire and achieve full peace implementation in South Sudan. It was resolved that all groups should be included in discussions aimed at restoring a permanent ceasefire.

The consultative meetings, the timetable says, will first begin with leaders in the unity government. It will therefore start with President Salva Kiir, First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, and members of the ex-detainees participating in the coalition government.

The process will then be expanded to include rebel leader Riek Machar, former agriculture minister Lam Akol, the secretary general of all the factions of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), Pagan Amum and Gen.Thomas Cirillo who defected from the government in March and formed his own rebel movement separate from the armed opposition under the overall leadership of Machar.

General Peter Gatdet Yaak, General Johnson Olony and Lieutenant General and Bapiny Monytuil will be consulted separately. The IGAD delegation will also meet and hold talks with the members of civil society organizations and faith-based groups during their consultations.

A team from IGAD, headed by Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Workneh Gobeyehu will carry out the consultations on the peace process. The consultations process will begin on 13 October and end on 17.

Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD), is an 8-member economic bloc that brings together Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.

South Sudan government earlier warned that the revitalization forum by the regional bloc, which mediated the 2015 peace accord, should not be another platform for negotiation of the peace agreement between the two factions to the conflict.

Over a million people have fled South Sudan since conflict erupted in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir sacked Machar from the vice-presidency. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and nearly two million displaced in South Sudan’s worst ever violence since it seceded from Sudan in 2011.


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  • 3 October 2017 05:38, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Don’t welcome everything and you don’t comply it.

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  • 3 October 2017 05:49, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I tied to ear nonsense from disqualified organization named IGAD.
    citizens of South Sudan should request from UNSC to shifting peace revitalization from disqualified group IGAD to other international stakeholders rather.

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    • 3 October 2017 06:16, by Newsudan

      home grown solution can be more helpful( Wunlit 1999) not an enforce peace on people

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      • 3 October 2017 06:38, by Eastern

        Wunlit 1999 was just a modern form of Dinka-Nuer peace pact the two tribes have been conducting for centuries. I attended and facilitated some part of the event. Even after the conference, the two tribes continued killing one another, including on large scale in December 2013. Please, DO NOT FORCE A SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE..!

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        • 3 October 2017 07:23, by Newsudan

          IGAD led peace talk never materialized becos it was enforced on people besides threats and coercion, also it terms and principles were controversial, the issue of two armies can never work,or it was a plan of upper Nile region country, at the same time,they elites in Juba never rejected it which cause deadly J1 showdown.

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          • 3 October 2017 07:34, by Eastern


            Of course ARCISS had to be enforced from OUTSIDE; because it’s the OUTSIDERS bearing the cost of the Kiir-instigated war..!During the CPA, two armies existed save for the few flareups started by Kiir’s soldiers in Malakal. If Bashir acted stupid like Kiir, would there be a country called South Sudan..?

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            • 3 October 2017 11:29, by Wutkhor

              Eastern. Please didn’t waste your precious with jiengs insects, u knows Dinka’s thing like animals n that is why ss just need to be divided to various state.. Living with pples like Dinka’s is like living in insects space n wild animals.
              U see the like of Kusnative, kuch, newsudan slave n johnakeen have lost all kinds of human sense.
              Secessions nothing else.

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      • 3 October 2017 08:12, by jubaone

        Implement ARCISS 2015 fully in letter and spirit and there’s NO renegotiation. Riak must assume his place period. On the other hand Lomuro the jienge sellout must understand, there are now many stakeholders and no longer business as usual. He must now worry for his position as jienge hireling and muarass.

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        • 3 October 2017 08:21, by Newsudan

          Eastern and Jubaone
          They elites in Juba are not willing to end the war,by bringing all political leaders on board including Dr.Riek, Cirillo, Bakassoro, Al Bagi,Gadet,Olony,Majak,Nyandeng,Gatwech Dual,Koang,Ochan,and others,these groups are very important for meaningful peace otherwise, South Sudan has already split itself along tribal lines.

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          • 3 October 2017 08:23, by Eastern


            For the records, this is where I have agreed with you. Thank you! The perfidy in Juba will not let peace reign in South Sudan. Case closed..!

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          • 3 October 2017 11:35, by Wutkhor

            Don’t confuse urselves here, those of Colony, GatwechDual, Ochan, KoangChuol re all under RMT IO for example Olony is just a sector commander n military governor of Pashoda state which is under RMT IO. So stop beings ways interpretations things divisively.. Only secessions can save this country so-called SS coz we the IO fighters don’t want to lives with Dinka’s in same nation anymore

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          • 3 October 2017 19:11, by jubaone

            At least you have made a reasonable comment and agree with you here. But the Kiirminal has messed and missed a golden opportunity to fully implement ARCISS 2015. Now he has to deal with multiple stakeholders and he can’t do things as business as usual. His time is over.

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  • 3 October 2017 07:12, by lou nuer

    Martin you’re very stupid indeed in that position you’re holding.you talk bullsheet platform of what? Is renegotiation if you don’t want you refuse it. Is a polite word of renegotiation what still as threat while the peace was sign? not evaluation as you are dreaming about it. Tito Anthony talk sense of leaving STD out and get signatory for peace is good idea. All S.Sudan people don’t want STD

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  • 3 October 2017 07:38, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Lou Nuer
    There is no renegotiation on peace we are talking for implementation no more negotiations once again.

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  • 3 October 2017 08:36, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I don’t change my position, I’m a government agent whereby the current situations insecurities and financial difficulty facing South Sudanese was caused by Riek Machar, not Salva Kiir, our firm to Democratic or Transition government still flag bare.
    Salva Kiir, was not the currently problems but president Kiir, was forces to have self defense.

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    • 3 October 2017 08:48, by Eastern


      And I insist the current political problems are solely caused by Kiir on the advise of the JCE.

      This is our point of departure. Let’s fight on. Case closed..!

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    • 3 October 2017 11:25, by Senator Y

      Hyna with sheep clothes. Martin Elia Lomuro is one of the idiots who doesn’t think of what he is talking about. All the fools and idiots went to the same school of Gogrial cattle camp. Shame on the South Sudanese leaders who never think beyond their bellies.

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    • 3 October 2017 11:41, by Wutkhor

      Ayuiu Makuach Lieal.. Or whatever you call ur dirty ass.. No body want peace with u insects Dinka’s this time round no mercy n no forgiveness so the field is open for directs military confrontations... I will also remind u ya jieng or jung insects that we don’t even want to lives with Dinka’s anymore, we are now for secessions as an individual officer in IO, I am always addressing my troops to fig

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  • 3 October 2017 09:11, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Arms struggle is not conducive for you rebels the only tool solver is peaceful negation not arm struggle.
    No body can defeat Salva Kiir through war, that is sincerely message to you arms groups operating in South Sudan.

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    • 3 October 2017 09:36, by Eastern


      It’s not rebels taking the brunt of the armed struggle. Kiir is not sleeping well with the collapsing economy. He has failed to pay his workers, no fuel, etc...Rebels are volunteers who have the forests to forage from.

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    • 3 October 2017 21:23, by jubaone

      This war is necessary cos for the first time, we Equatorians have stopped this aimless wandering and vagabond lives of jienges who would go everywhere like flies. We are warning those still in Nimule and Juba to start getting out cos once we arive, we shall have no mercy. We know how, where, when to get you scoundrels. You are all idling in Juba like vultures. 👊 bam

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  • 3 October 2017 09:33, by MD from far East

    You are know so good for not accepting the outcomes which doesn’t allow government front run,it should be negotiation since others articles are not been implemented in collapsed Peace agreement 2015 IGAD need adopt fact and realities ,parties must put off their ambitions..

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  • 3 October 2017 11:12, by Independent Thinker

    Dear South Sudan Government,

    Thank you for welcoming the IGAD Revitalization Forum timetable but, this is your last chance. Please remember more sanctions are coming this include; Kiir, Taban,Akol, Duoth,Kuol and Martin etc

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  • 3 October 2017 11:23, by Wutkhor

    Fucks all Dinka’s insects, cockroaches n bad animals in this forums, igad has fail to bring everlasting peace to ss. Let them add secessions on the new resuscitation or else no peace.
    No need to lives with Dinka’s coz they behave like dirty insects n animals.

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  • 3 October 2017 12:20, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Did your leader bought ground forces from where?
    Last time Riek Machar hired Ethiopian arms forces in the meaning that to defeat president Kiir, yet national defense force of South Sudan beaten all.
    My friends don’t dreams of defeating Salva Kiir by AK47.
    Best just in the country as a normal citizen instead to be a Mafia to the country.

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  • 3 October 2017 12:29, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    That is a named given by Omer Hassen el Bashir to South Sudanese including Riek Machar with white army.
    The word was not dedicated to Dinka’s my friend.

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    • 3 October 2017 15:04, by Redeemer

      Ayuiu Makuac Lam is a fresh blood guy who just joined Riek IO thinking that they are going to be awarded with another 35% of of another gov’t of National Unity, bro. cool down with your abusive politics, no amount of abuse will wipe Dinka away from SSudan. you are breaking your heart for nothing bro we are here live.

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      • 3 October 2017 15:22, by Redeemer

        Ayuiu Makuac
        The same Dinka which you guys thought were the problem to you in 1991 and which welcomed you back in 2005 into their hard earned movement will always take heart to accommodate you after coming back to your senses. learn from Jubaone, Eastern and Midit, we are not sleeping brothers, until you guys come to know that what we need in SSudan is how to change leaders peacefully not tribe

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        • 3 October 2017 16:24, by Eastern


          You are very delusioned! What is there to be learned from me when I am keeping Kiir and cohorts on the tenterhook..? I am currently engaging with Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey, the JCE kingpin. You are very irrelevant at our level..!

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      • 3 October 2017 21:43, by Majesty

        I doubt you understand Ayuiu Makuac Lam. Disagreeing with idiot Kiir and rotten failures can’t naturally make anyone Riek Rebel.

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        • 4 October 2017 03:11, by Kuch

          Why does SUDANTRIBUNE often put some words on other people mouths? Mr. Martin Elia Lomuro or even South Sudanese senior government official don’t want the so-called revitalization or resuscitation of 2015 peace agreement. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Rebecca Nyandeng, Thomas Cirilo & other losers were parts of the same criminals who ruled our & country & us since 2005>>>

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          • 4 October 2017 03:17, by Kuch

            And if they want to rule our country & us again. Then the criminals can go to their own villages or constituencies & get elected again if they can, to be in the government of South Sudan. Otherwise the criminals are wasting their times & our South Sudanese people’s times. Do the criminals think, that their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, IGAD & some of their creeps>>>

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  • 4 October 2017 04:55, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Juba one
    What give Equartorian more ability to swipe or to fight with Dinka’s? Eqartorian are not fight even 1955-1972 they ran away yet 1983-2005 Equartorian were fled to DRC, Central Africa and Uganda Dinka’s did their best to wage with Sudan till CPA was achieved followed by independent which was achieved through Dinka struggle. yet stupid minded are talking about Dinka’s.

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    • 4 October 2017 07:13, by jubaone

      Jienges don’t make guns, they buy them from the market. Fighting is not a monopoly of the jienges and none of them was born a soldier. You have disturbed the beehive and you must expect to be stung. It’s not about numbers but purpose and determination. With limited resources, jienges have fled to Kenya, Uganda and Khartoum as cowards. Equatoria is ready to take this war to the bitter end.

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      • 4 October 2017 09:37, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        Juba one
        Where did Equatorial get talent to fight back Dinka’s?
        Long ago, the mafia system is only on Equatorian.

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  • 4 October 2017 05:04, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Please, rebels
    Don’t dream of defeat by army Eqartorian don’t know how to use arms struggle, to achieve the fruit of arm.
    They dreaming to assault Numuli and Juba for how long they were talking?

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