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October 23, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan has unveiled new strategies to end the ongoing conflict and restore peace and stability in the war-torn East African country.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

The presidential adviser on security affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak said three separate strategies are being undertaken to end the war.

“The government is committed to ending this situation created by war. His Excellency the President of the Republic, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit has been consulting with us at the presidency. He started with first vice president and the vice president, and then he came to advisers and doing it with cabinet ministers of the transitional government of national unity”, Gatluak told Sudan Tribune Monday.

These new strategies, he said, will also evaluate how to implement separate peace initiatives the government and the regional leaders have undertaken as the best way to end the war in the young nation.

“The objective of these consultations is to evaluate the three separate initiatives. The president of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Museveni has been trying to bring together all the SPLM [Sudan People’s Liberation Movement] groups to implement the Arusha agreement. The other initiatives are IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] Revitalization Forum and the national dialogue [initiative],” further said Gatluak.

“To demonstrate the commitment of government, the president decided to restructure the national committee, giving the committee total freedom to conduct the process. That was why they travelled to South Africa to meet Riek Machar, but he refused,” he added.

Gatluak cited the fact that the dialogue committee went to Khartoum to meet Lam Akol, Peter Gatdet and several others.

“They also went to Nairobi to meet the former detainees and in Addis Ababa to meet Thomas Cirilo. All these are indications of the commitment of the government to end the war without conditions,” he stressed.

The presidential aide said government’s acceptance to participate in the revitalization of the peace agreement without conditions, acceptance to participate in the revitalization process, declaration of the cessation of hostilities and negotiating with armed groups showed government’s commitment to the peace implementation.

“Four important decisions have been made by the government and the leadership. One is the important decision is the acceptance of revitalization of the peace agreement as proposed by (IGAD). Another important decision is the acceptance to participate in revitalization. The third important decision and which more important is the declaration of cessation of hostilities and the fourth one is the acceptance of the government to accept all the opposition groups, armed and non-groups like former detainees to participate in the revitalization," said Gatluak.

He added, "These are indications of commitment to ending the war. And these are very important approach”.

The move to unveil strategies to end war comes days before the expected visit of the United States permanent representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.

Haley, who is scheduled visit the country on Wednesday is expected to hold discussions with the senior government officials, including Kiir and his two deputies.

The South Sudanese conflict has killed tens of thousands and displaced more than 2 million people.

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  • 24 October 00:34, by Kuch

    It is better some of you losers sit down with that coming American creep & look her in the eye & tell her that South Sudan is not a US, the UK, the UN & their NGOs colony or oversea’s protectorate and South Sudanese people are not the US, the UK, UN & their NGOs subjects. The US, the UK, their UN & NGOs love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop>>>

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    • 24 October 00:41, by Kuch

      South Sudan would not be occupied & South Sudanese people would not be colonized by the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between, with their 21s century humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights business scams. Yani, what do the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creeps in between>

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      • 24 October 00:51, by Kuch

        >>>really think they are to our country & our people? There are many conflicts in DRC, central Africa republic (CAR), North Sudan, Somalia, ethiopia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan & Ukraine. But our country (South Sudan) is where the hyenas have projected their evil lenses into. And this is simply because of our resources & to Geo-politically chess game or football play our country & our people>

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        • 24 October 01:44, by Kuch

          just like these evils used other countries as their chess game during their damned so-called cold war. And they are yet at it again these days, in DRC, CAR, Somalia, Burundi, Northern Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine. There is no damned war these days in our country, but the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies are the ones that have been>>>

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          • 24 October 02:14, by Kuch

            toying around with our country & our people.

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            • 24 October 09:05, by Wutkhor

              Kuch or kus
              Why always defecating on ST... Stop too much defecations on ST ya mad Dinka’s insects....

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      • 24 October 05:17, by Newsudan

        Implementing strategies to bring peace is important, delaying tactics, since early 2014,govt say,peace will come, but later, it doesn’t .

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        • 24 October 06:02, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          Jubaone might have kissed the dust. his real is name Ariri.

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          • 24 October 07:49, by jubaone

            Lotodo Odug,
            Kissing the dust? What is that supposed to mean? Kissing the dust is natural and I see you would very much want to kiss 💋 my feet or should I say my black ass? Bon appetite. Was out for special mission now to continue battles with such jienge scoundrels like Kuch. This unthankful jienge is shitting into the walwal bowl the US handed him. Just disingenuous and useless jienge.

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            • 24 October 07:59, by South South

              jubaone,

              What special mission coward do you have? We are talking about peace now, tell us your ideas about peace and stop these stupid ideas which will not help your tribe at all. At least Dinkas know how to fight. By the way, not all Baris are bad. There are very good Bari. The bad Bari are very a few.

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            • 24 October 10:16, by Newsudan

              Jubaone
              congratulations, I thought you died in crossfire during Kajo Keji NAS vs Riek Io carnage.

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              • 24 October 11:55, by jubaone

                Newsudan,

                Thank you. I am fine. You seem to have more knowledge on the NAS-IO confontations in Kajo Keji. It was just a skirmish, nothing serious. Updates coming soon, Keep alert.

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    • 24 October 07:58, by Midit Mitot

      Bullshit! Tut Kew (Kuan/food), your article or message does not make senses and unclear as well.

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      • 24 October 09:13, by Wutkhor

        Midit mitot
        My comrade this idiots called TutKuan Gatluak statements can’t make any sense to human on this earth it only can make sense to his master Dinka’s insects since it’s a Dinka’s customs to tell lies, cheat, steal, robbing n grabbing like equotoria land. N next time u just called him TutKuan Gatluak, he is the last ever idiots he can’t even read or write n the Dinka’s gangs n terrorist ap

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        • 24 October 12:55, by Khent

          Wutkhor

          When will you condemn your Nuer people for brutalizing the Anyuak? You even murdered their Paramount Chief. You have stolen an entire County (Akobo) from the Anyuak... a county larger than Lebanon. You have also stolen another similar sized county (Longechuk) from the Burun as well as lands from the Shilluk ("new Fangak"). You have stolen far more lands than the Dinka...

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          • 24 October 12:59, by Khent

            The Nuer killed Chol Odio, the Anyuak paramount chief in 2013. Are you really ignorant of the fact that the Mor Lou continue to encroach upon the lands of the Anuak? The Mor Lou routinely intimidate and kill the Anyuak in Akobo in order to displace them from their ancestral lands.

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            • 24 October 13:00, by Khent

              The people who have stolen the lands of the Anyuak and Burun are the same people that now pretend to be righteous by condemning the Dinkas for stealing plots of land in Equatoria, while entire Nuer sub-sections take entire payams and counties the size of countries like Lebanon from smaller tribes.

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  • 24 October 06:47, by Eastern

    Kiir and cohorts may deceive some people for some time, but they cannot deceive all South Sudanese all the time. The Museveni’s initiative is a nonstarter; Kiir’s national dialogue is for sycophants. The so-called revitalisation forum is open to new ideas - it may perhaps offer the ground for genuine peace.

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    • 24 October 07:53, by South South

      Peace is not going to give rebels 100% of what they need. Peace is about give and take. Musevni’s initiative is nonstarter, Kiir’s national dialogue is not good enough, revitalization is just a simple thing and that why they call it, so-called revitalization. Rebels want 100% of power in South Sudan, even though they are weak and cowards, they think power will be handed over to them.

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      • 24 October 13:47, by Equatoria Koko

        South Sudan,

        A peaceful settlement can only be realised if Kiir and cohorts relinquish power and be accountable for the crimes they committed against the people of South Sudan. Otherwise, we shall fight it out to the bitter end where the regime will be no more.

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      • 24 October 14:05, by jubaone

        South South,
        That´s not a Suggestion. Your jienge Regime offers nothing and so you expect nothing from those fighting it. I dont believe the SS is any longer viable as a state. Lets agree that each ethnicities just takes his/her portion. The Equatorians-Equatoria, jienges-jiengeland and others theirs. Lets split peacefully or we fight violently. Gen Cirillo has the best solution now.

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        • 24 October 17:55, by South South

          jubaone,

          Please stop talking like a child. Who will fight to liberate Equatoria for you? The idea that let’s depart and Equatoria goes alone is very stupid. Who will give you Equatoria? God, maybe, wishful thinking, maybe, big night dream, maybe. Any rebel who wants peace MUST sit down with government of South Sudan, period.

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          • 25 October 08:51, by jubaone

            South South,
            Jienges haven’t lost their mothers in Equatoria to cling here. As long as Equatoria is NOT ancestral home to the jienges, I have no problems. Jienges will go. The jellaba said it but they went. Fighting is not a jienge monopoly Equatorians will show you soon. Take it or leave it Equatoria will be a separate state.

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    • 24 October 09:17, by Wutkhor

      Eastern
      How come for an idiots like TutKuan Gatluak to deceive pples my comrade eastern, thus guy call TutKuan can’t even read or write he is the most idiots amongst all bul Nuerwew foods lovers, he can only deceive his master Dinka’s coz it’s a Dinka’s customs to lies, cheat, steal, deceive, n to grabbs equotoria land...

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  • 24 October 09:09, by Wutkhor

    How do idiots like TutKuan Gatluak reach ST with an statement since TutKuan can’t read or write with a dirty big stomach full of all worms n junks... This illegitimate bul Nuerwew stomach lovers shld keep his nonsense for his dirty asses, only secessions may save SS nobody want to live with ur master Dinka’s ya TutKuan Gatluak.

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  • 24 October 09:54, by Muonyraat

    strategies that work to end war in south Sudan:
    1 : avoid tribalism
    2: avoid on line incitement such as tribal Abuse
    3: love ourselves as south Sudanese
    4: eliminate bad leadership through ballot not a bullet
    5 Talk about peace and development not about power and leadership

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    • 24 October 19:12, by garrak1520

      Why now to come with solution after some many thousands dead, millions displaced. Kiir is trying to find ways to extend his leadership. The resolution will come from the people under the supervision of IGAD (2015 resolution) will be implemented without Kiir as President, Machar as 1st VP. To attain lasting peace Kiir and Machar must not be part of the government.

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