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S. Sudanese rival factions agree on declaration of ceasefire

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October 16, 2017 (JUBA) - Rival factions involved in the South Sudanese conflict have accepted to denounce violence and declare permanent ceasefire, raising hopes for peace and stability in the country, should they adhere to this pronouncements.

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Ethiopian FM and Chairperson of the IGAD Council Workneh Gebeyehu shakes hands with President Salva Kiir in Juba following a meeting with the IGAD foreign ministers on 24 July 2017 (IGAD photo)

The presidential adviser on security affairs told Sudan Tribune Monday that the government has now accepted in principle to participate in the revitalization forum because all issues that needed clarification have been addressed.

“There was the issue of clarity. Some of the things needed to be clarified so that they are clear. One of these issues was the context of revitalization. Was it renegotiation of the peace agreement or was it a complete new peace talks. The other was consultation. How would it be done? Is it through parties in the agreement or as the transitional government of national unity?” asked Tut Kew Gatluak.

He added, “These issues have now been resolved”.

According to the official, the IGAD foreign ministers clarified that revitalization is not renegotiation and not a complete peace talks.

“They [IGAD foreign ministers] have also clarified that the form of consultation would be through the transitional government of national unity. With these clarifications made, the government resolves to participate in the forum without any condition”, he said.

Gatluak said the IGAD team told government that estranged groups have accepted in principle revitalization as the basis of discussion, accept to participate in the revitalization forum and denounce violence and declaration of permanent ceasefire.

“This is a step in the right direction and it is an indication that they [opposition] have now realized that this war is not in the best interest of the people and that the only way to stop the war is through dialogue”, said Gatluak, adding that “As the government, we are ready and welcome anybody ready to join the national dialogue and other process complementing the peace agreement”.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has pledged his unconditional support to the peace revitalization forum, saying dialogue was the only way to end the war in the country.

The president’s position on the revitalization forum, initiated by the regional bloc was delivered by the country’s minister of foreign affairs, Deng Alor Kuol on Saturday.

In June, a summit of IGAD heads of state and government decided that meeting of the signatories of the South Sudan peace agreement to discuss ways to revitalize the peace implementation be convened. During the June summit, it was agreed that all groups be included in the discussion aimed at restoring a permanent ceasefire.

IGAD unveiled the timetable for the revitalization forum with South Sudanese leaders and the nation’s citizens. The process began on 13 October and ends on 17 October.

The South Sudanese government warned that the revitalization forum by IGAD, the regional bloc which mediated the 2015 peace accord, should not be another platform for negotiations of the peace accord 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 July 2011.

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  • 17 October 08:23, by Wutkhor

    Look at this Nuerwew foods lovers idiots called TutKuan Gatluak, he is asking dumb questions which can be only replay to his big pumpy asses.. There was no permanent ceasefires which our leaders discuss with the Igad FMs in SS nor issue related to ur Dinka’s deadlocks, that Dinka’s deadlocks is only for Dinka’s insects their stooges Nuerwew foods fighters plus their selvout equotoria thugs.

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    • 17 October 08:27, by Wutkhor

      Con.... As white man said that money can kills it has obviously happened in our society as some idiots Nuerwew foods fighters re killing their dear one due to money.
      Equotoria have wake up and they re preparing to cleans up their regions which means they will clear out all MTN insects, their equotoria sellout thugs n u idiots Nuerwew too in their soils.

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      • 17 October 08:43, by john akeen

        Ya Wuthkor
        Who are you without Equatorans with you in the bush right now just pray GOD so can keep Equatorans with you, I just what you Riek Machar Nuers to pray everyday and night and I need you to thank Equatorans for helping you and keeping you strong, because without them you’re nothing. Anyways Riek said he don’t want peace he want renegotiating the Agreement to get position or he’ll continue

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        • 17 October 08:46, by john akeen

          Killing every one in South Sudan until he achieve his dream trough you stupid Nuers if his

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          • 17 October 09:25, by Wutkhor

            Fuck utbidrty jieng asses ya idiots baboons insects animals n son of evils, we were been fighting this war all the way from December 2013 until RMT sign the peace with ur Dinka’s insects which became as sellout by RMT himself, when we were fighting ur asses in all fronts including Olony whom was hires by ur thugs but he lastly come back to his sense that we Nuer don’t have problems with our neighb

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            • 17 October 09:29, by Wutkhor

              When I said equotoria must unite themselves n get rids of all MTNs in their soils including their stooges sons who re selling their own ancestry land in exchange for foods plus all Nuerwew foods lovers who re fighting ur froxy war for exchange of foods also I said this coz u guys have grabbed equotoria lands by forces so u idiots haven’t taken any of our land even an inches but we will fight ur da

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    • 17 October 08:46, by Newsudan

      Wutkhor
      ya militia, Tutkhew Gatluak,Gony Biliu,Kun Pouch,Marial Benjamin, Riak Gai,Kok Reath,Kong Nyuon,Tayyib Gatluak,Charles Lam,STD and the rest,these are really nationalists, your jailed idiot Dr Risky is far tribalist ever witness in Sudan history.

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      • 17 October 09:34, by Wutkhor

        Newsudan lost n dead vision.
        All those names whom u wrote re all dinka worshippers that is why u can praise the like of TutKuan Gatluak, Stomach feeders GinyBilieu n u can names all Nuerwew parasites but that will never bring down the wounds ur Dinka’s insects animals leader have inflicted on us the Nuer n that is why we will continued fighting u since we knows that ur damn Dinka’s economics as co

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        • 17 October 09:39, by Wutkhor

          Con... Just praise the mighty Chinese that they will keep bringing mores rices to ur sin city so that u will keep surviving with Chinese rices in exchange of ur salaries, I spoken with one of brig general who use to be my friend before this jieng war he told me that he get fives bags of Chinese rices in exchange for his salaries n he reveal to me that 4 nyors insects re given one bag of rices the

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          • 17 October 09:42, by Wutkhor

            Con... It was funny that when one of STD serious Nuerwew foods lovers by name of Gatkuoth Khor on of jce 32 governor for Latjor state steal all rices for his fellows Nuerwew foods lovers n they end up in physical fights ya lost vision idiots newsudan... Let me ask u simple questions, how many bags of Chinese rices do u use to get monthly nowadays Mr. Newsudan dead vision?

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        • 17 October 14:23, by Newsudan

          Wutkhor
          ya militia, You Riek Io, will never bear bush for long,you rebels, you like to talk big but when it come to action,you can’t do anything to SPLA today. you hate those elites I mention above becos they reject tribalism like your monster Dr Risky.

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    • 17 October 11:21, by Midit Mitot

      Look at Tut Kuan Gatluak, shut-up your dirty mouth, you are trying to disseminate the false information about this revitalization process.

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  • 17 October 09:53, by Eastern

    The Juba regime like dwelling on trivialities just like one of their blind supporter on this forum going by the alias SOUTH SOUTH...Just accept the revitalisation of the ARCSS as you understand but the devil is in the details..! You will face people with brains during the discussions not morons with cow dungs for brains...!

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    • 17 October 10:04, by South South

      Eastern,

      I am not hypocrite like you. You have Dinka wife in your house, but you campaign day and night of not liking Dinka tribe. How do you call that old man? We are ready to sit down and talk to anyone about peace in South Sudan, but one thing I want you to remember very well. South Sudan is under our control. We will not give shit any chance to harm our country.

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      • 17 October 10:14, by South South

        Cont...

        We are waiting, you will meet bright, good looking, very black, very tall, smart men and brave men with everything in the country in their hands, not monkey poop, ugly looking people and cowards.

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        • 17 October 18:37, by jubaone

          South South,
          Very tall yes, black yes, brave yes, smart ? (praise the lord now the jinga jienge can dress up after we beat to start wearing underpants, smart brains, none, intelligent nill, having a tai like a monkey 🐵, none. It was cut off by jellabas. What else? Ja, trademarks: organized scars on forehead, teeth set, boxed off! Wow

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      • 17 October 10:19, by Eastern

        South South,

        I am not a hypocrite if you really know the meaning of that word. I don’t mince word. I don’t use semantics. I state the bitter truth as they are without fear or favour. I am something you can never ever describe. Dwell on what you now best: perfidy, boot-licking, sloganeering, cheer-leading, etc. South Sudan is NOT UNDER THE CONTROL of anybody or system. If being under control is...

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        • 17 October 10:19, by Eastern

          ...the current state of affairs, those claiming leadership better commit suicide..!

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          • 17 October 10:24, by South South

            Eastern,

            You talk like a very weak person who has nothing to offer, but bark. We have it in our hands. Come with monkey poop and we will meet you anywhere. Talk nonsense in net, but when men meet face to face will not be there.

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            • 17 October 12:23, by Eastern

              South South,

              You are right. I don’t want to appear strong when the issues bedevilling South Sudan doesn’t require strong individuals but institution. The "strong" people belong in the cattle camps...Get a life..!

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              • 17 October 12:31, by South South

                Eastern,

                Thank you, you know very well that cattle camps are led by brave and strong men. I so happy you are hiding. This is your culture to make noises when you are hiding, perfect. We liberated South Sudan and we have it, all of it.

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            • 17 October 23:02, by jubaone

              Eastern,
              The opposition has not come up with a communique on cease fire. The jienge republic is worn out and kiirminal is running desperately after Riak. IO must maintain the pressure. Jienges have surrendered and have left Nuer nyagatsen to continue fighting. Once all Nuers unit, the jienges can slowly hang themselves. We shall have no mercy on such creatures anymore.

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            • 17 October 23:02, by jubaone

              Eastern,
              The opposition has not come up with a communique on cease fire. The jienge republic is worn out and kiirminal is running desperately after Riak. IO must maintain the pressure. Jienges have surrendered and have left Nuer nyagatsen to continue fighting. Once all Nuers unit, the jienges can slowly hang themselves. We shall have no mercy on such creatures anymore.

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  • 17 October 15:51, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    This is great news. We badly need peace nothing else but peace.

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  • 17 October 18:07, by Adok son

    The people expects peace to prevailing in the country at this time through administration of Donald Trump of Republican, because this country brought to us by the Republican party in the duration of Gorge W. Bush.
    Let peace come to South Sudan.

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  • 17 October 19:13, by lino

    Hahaha!!! Maroon Southerners! Wait and till you get into that room and you will be surprised what that revitalization is all about!!! A politician can not come and say you are going to be taken to jail; he says something to bring that horse to the water, but if it drinks or not afterwards that would be another story. If
    It is about the Government alone, it would have been resolved in J1! Wow.

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  • 18 October 08:32, by John Wetjunub

    You idiots Wutkhor, when will you understand the word peace by the way? people are trying to bring you back to the city with your boss DR Risky and yet you are continuing opposing the peace process and keep on shouting about Dinka. late me tell you idiot, they will kill you and fuck you whether you like it or not. you call them insects and they are in charge of the nation.

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  • 18 October 08:35, by John Wetjunub

    anyway empty drum always make noise and it has no effect at all. If you don’t change with these changes then you will die in the bush idiots.

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