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South Sudan sets April 2018 deadline for dialogue process

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National dialogue co-chair Angelo Beda (AFP file photo)

October 20, 2017 (JUBA) -The South Sudanese national dialogue body said it intends to set April 2018 as a deadline for the conclusion of the political process, stressing it would not be an indefinite process.

The Co-chair of the National Dialogue Steering Committee Angelo Beda told Sudan Tribune on Friday that the first document of the committee envisioned April 2018 as the last month in which the process would be closed.

“It is not going to be an indefinite process. There is a deadline and it is there in the first document. We are hoping that the outcome of the process is concluded by April 2018. So there is still enough time to make consultations," Beda, told Sudan Tribune.

He disclosed that the subcommittees have already started moving to the states for grassroots consultations.

"When we finish with grassroots consultation, we will move to regional consultations which will culminate in the national round table conference and thereafter the outcome is announced,” he added.

The dialogue co-chair was reacting to a question asking him to comment on the length of time the process would take.

President Salva Kiir, he said, has relinquished his patronage role of the process and it was now up to the committee to guide the process as an independent body.

The committee, he added, will only be consulting the president either as the head of state or as one of the key stakeholders in the process.

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  • 21 October 2017 07:13, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    National dialogue in 2018 or general election? Which is which?

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  • 21 October 2017 08:07, by john akeen

    His job is to talking about ND and to bring South Sudanese citizens together in one place, he has noting to do with election in whatever years to come, let me ask some question, in our country, who has a power, politicians or citizens? If politicians, than how they got it? If citizens, than how they got it?

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    • 21 October 2017 21:39, by padiit gaga

      These Ice tried to confuse the world with their dialogue who will accept that it is for Dinka only,ours is peace revitalization of 20015 if it fail we will declare war again No peace unless this Cowboy is resign.S.Sudan is second Somalia due to Dinka bad leadership.

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    • 22 October 2017 00:15, by lino

      A National Dialogue is a long process to bring harmony ya Beda!!! South Sudanese need many years if not a century to reconcile the social fabric that was messed up!
      Ignorant who thinks one year will solve all your problems.

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  • 21 October 2017 09:42, by Wutkhor

    Fuck all jce idiots n hirelings.. The Dinkalocks or deadlocks has no rooms in our Nuer lands, it will only happen btwn the traitors, betrayers Nuerwew foods lovers idiots to deadlocks with dinka but the whole of the Nuer nation will never dialogues with Dinka’s, only secessions can save SS what I see so far.

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    • 21 October 2017 10:44, by abrahamovic

      it is too late for both election and national dialogue how long shall we patient under this heat sun? the citizens are suffering while the government is still so confusion to distinguish between the two process. we were hopping that 2018 is year for election and dialogue can only end here in 2017 .

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