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S. Sudan appeals for global support to end war ahead U.S. Haley visit


Nikki R. Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, at the UN Security Council meeting on 7 February 2017 (UN Photo)

October 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government on Tuesday appealed global support to end the ravaging war in the country, reiterating sanctions would undermine the peace process.

The South Sudanese cabinet affairs minister told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that his government was waiting for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley with a simple and clear message of commitment to implementing peace and ending the war in the country.

“The message of the Transitional Government of National Unity is clear and simple. It is a unified message and it is the message we will give to any foreign official visiting the country. The government is committed to full implementation of the peace agreement and to end the war," Minister Martin Elia Lomuro told Sudan Tribune.

He added that the commitment of the government is seen in significant steps which have been undertaken by the government with regards to implementation of the peace agreement pointing to the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, and the amnesty granted to all opposition groups, provided that they denounce violence.

Ambassador Haley isis visiting South Sudan and the Central African Republic to assess the political situation in the country but also to deliver a clear message to the leaders that peace should be achieved and war ended.

"While we’ll take a critical look at what the UN is doing on the ground, we’ll also meet DRC and South Sudanese leaders to deliver a strong message that their governments need to stop making the work of aid workers and peacekeepers more difficult," she wrote in an editorial published on the CNN website on Sunday.

"The United States remains committed to easing the suffering of civilians wherever we can, to engaging with leaders to ease the suffering of their people, and to ensuring the UN is efficient in addressing these crises," the diplomat further said.

However, the South Sudanese minister enumerated the steps taken by his government in the implementation of the peace agreement and cited the formation of the transitional government, reconstitution and expansion of the parliament, the formation of state governments and reduction of insecurity in some states in the country which had in the past experienced sustained military activities.

“You can see Juba today is secured and peaceful. There is no more fighting Upper Nile, no fighting Equatoria, not even in Bahr el Ghazal. What is happening now in some pockets of the country are acts of criminals, which happen everywhere even in the United States of America and other western countries”, said Lomuro

The leader of the alliance of the pro-government parties in coalition government appealed for global support instead of constantly waiving punitive actions and threats.

“What the transitional government of national unity is unanimously asking for, is working together with the international community to implement peace and help us talk to those estranged groups to join the dialogue process so that war is stopped," said Lomuro.

"This is how political issues are addressed in the global arena, not with stick waiving punitive actions. If you do that, it means taking side and that undermines peace efforts and the intention, whether genuine can be subject to interpretations," he added.

The minister stressed they wish that the intentional community first listen to them, see what they are doing and come in with support where there are challenges.Juba rejects imposed solutions he stressed.

"They don’t need to bring the ready-made solutions. It will not work because the context of this solution may not fit in our situation,” he said.

His comments precede the visit of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as the report of the five-member panel established by the UN Security Council cited an absence of political will to implement the 2015 peace agreement and to address "the destructive governance practices and historical grievances that continue to drive the conflict in South Sudan".

The international experts attribute these failures to "the political and military elite of the country, with the primary responsibility for the ongoing violence resting with those in the government, led by Pesident, Salva Kiir, and the First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai".

The report notes that Neighbouring nations continue to experience adverse impacts of the nearly four-year-long civil war, yet they are making no effective efforts to negotiate an end to the fighting.

It found that countries in the region like Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and the four other member-states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) have not generated "a coherent political process backed by genuine pressure on the parties".

"Each IGAD member is dealing with significant national challenges that, coupled with long-standing and complex regional rivalries, continue to undermine consensus on South Sudan," the report adds.

An ensuing proliferation of uncoordinated diplomatic initiatives has enabled the warring forces to "forum-shop".

The panel of experts noted that the government and armed opposition groups "engage selectively in various processes while buying time for military operations, and avoid attempts to enforce a political settlement to the conflict".

The report, also, criticised the new U.S. administration of under President Donald Trump administration for failing to sustain U.S. attempts to resolve the conflict.

"The leadership of the United States and other nations that previously exerted leverage in the region has also waned considerably in 2017," they underlined.

The report makes note of complaints concerning U.S. support for the continued exclusion of opposition leader Riek Machar from peace-making efforts. Some opposition groups view this refusal to include Machar in the search for a settlement as an impediment to a neutral mediation approach by outsiders, the panel states.

The experts pointed out that political impasse, along with government military offensives in recent months, has substantially worsened an already dire humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

"The population faces intersecting threats of violence and insecurity, large-scale population displacement, extreme food insecurity and an escalating national economic crisis," says the report.

"The actions of South Sudanese leaders have done nothing to address these threats, and there is unlikely to be an improvement in the foreseeable future absent a significant change in the national and international approach to the conflict."


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  • 25 October 2017 06:20, by Newsudan

    political stomach is your first priority ya Lomoro,Citizens languished in refugees camps, idps camps,while their leaders growth stomachs in Juba: Juba is no 1 in the world for "political stomach".
    look how citizens has suffered
    1.50-300000 dead
    2.0.25 m idps
    3.2m refugees

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    • 25 October 2017 08:57, by Midit Mitot

      Alias Lomoro is always commending peace! peace! peace! in Juba, and yet no implementation, government of confusion just enjoying your beers don,t confuse the whole world.

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  • 25 October 2017 06:33, by Naath

    The Dinka tribal chief Kiir and his figurehead are appealing for global support to end the war while the world has already given the JCE and other money lovers a chance for over three to end the war but no progress has been made the end war. It is now time for someone else to step in to end the war for Kiir and his tokens.

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    • 25 October 2017 06:44, by Nairobimitot

      Naath and new Sudan
      What do you want really? Why do you believe in outside help? Tell us your grievances, and we will try to address and explain to you. Let us sit down on the table and discuss the issues okay.

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      • 25 October 2017 07:13, by Newsudan

        You’re one of beneficiary of looted 4 billions us dollars stolen by 75 officials. by the way tell your uncle to returned the money,citizens are severely suffering in refugees camps: Juba has no strategy to get us out of this crisis.

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        • 25 October 2017 07:30, by Nairobimitot

          New Sudan
          Whom do you want to be given the money? Is it you or somebody else from outside the country?.

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        • 25 October 2017 07:33, by Nairobimitot

          New Sudan
          Can you please tell us your strategy that can get us out of this war? You need to explain.

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          • 25 October 2017 09:32, by Newsudan

            The Govt shld do the followings:
            1.cease all hostilities across the country
            2.call for Peace negotiations with various armed groups.
            3.reformed national security from killing, tortured,and arresting citizens.
            4.Govt prioritized talks with citizens not with politicians.
            5.developed roads across the country not armament.

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            • 25 October 2017 10:17, by Nairobimitot

              New Sudan
              All your five strategies of ending the war in our country have been met and implemented one year ago, and some of them are now in the process to be completed in this the mission of peace. We have introduced the national dialogue which is still in the process until February of 2018. The national discussions, talk, and exchange include all the citizen of South Sudan. People should sit down and ask questions concerning about the conflict resolution. The national dialogue is ready in place and looking for people like you. Why don’t you take it if you have eyes to see? If you can not hear and see, please tell us so we can help you to see an eye doctor. There are a lot of qualified eyes doctors within the Africa continent, and most of them live in South Africa. They are ready to help you at any time you decide to show to get your eyes checked.
              Secondly, if there is any other thing or additional issue that you are now facing such as mental problem let us know so that South Sudanese are not held hostage in achieving the peace in South Sudan. We are determined to move forward with or without your support. The national dialogue is there, and it is still in the process looking for good people who love and want peace in the country. People who are tired of killing their brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, Grandmothers and grandfathers. Reconciliation does not exclude anybody unless you do not like or want peace.

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              • 25 October 2017 10:32, by Don-Don Malith Rual

                Nairobimitot: NewSudan, Jubaone, Eastern and the rest doesn’t only need Opticians or psychiatrist, they need three year academic qualifications at higher 👆 level or send for further studies to be able to learn that South Sudan is a multicultural, multilingual, multiethnicity multiracial free of nepotism and racist, just academic will do for time beings.

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              • 25 October 2017 11:25, by Newsudan

                Breaking news:
                US envoy Haley says Kiirdit " doesn’t care"if his people suffer.

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    • 25 October 2017 06:54, by Kuch

      "S. Sudan appeals for global support to end war ahead U.S. Haley visit"
      Call for your damned international support again to bring their damned UN mercenaries & their spies disguised as NGOs workers to yet again play games with our country & our people. Talk ethiopia & Kenya to bring the criminals like Thomas Cirilo, Majak Agoot, Costi Manibe & Rebecca Nyandeng to South Sudan>>>

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      • 25 October 2017 07:24, by South South

        Lomuro, you are the man. What we have in South Sudan now are pockets of criminal actions. Juba is peaceful, No war in Upper Nile, no war in Equatoria and no war in Bhar Gazal. the actions of criminals are everywhere including USA. We have seen this in USA last month when someone attacked people in the party and killed more them 50 people.

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        • 25 October 2017 08:25, by jubaone

          South South,
          After the demise of the jienge fugitive Malong, 60-80% of all his nyors are either dormant or have turned into wayward thugs and bandits. The war has literally stopped. These jienge bandits haven’t been paid for months now and in Juba, though no fighting but loose and hungry jienge bastards and thugs are terrorizing unarmed civilians.

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          • 25 October 2017 08:33, by South South


            Your message is very clear, you hate Dinkas, that’s very fine with me because Dinkas do not need ugly people like you to love them. At least you know now ability to fight us, we are not easy when it comes to fight. Anyway, I do not have big problem with me because you ran away from us and chose DIASPORA. It is OK with me.The wicked person is Eastern who has Dinka wife and home.

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          • 25 October 2017 10:30, by Muonyraat


            can you try to come to juba and see with your own eyes? majority of equatorian are squatting here old disabled bari with low teeth looking like that of 50 year old ape is see go shop to shop begging he can only open his hand for the don’t know the language of monyjang their monster. we ask the why are so poor like this? they answer our kids has ran to diasporas and we have short legs and

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            • 25 October 2017 10:37, by Muonyraat

              can’t following the poor (Dor Smongkec)
              so please drop your come come and rescue your old disable people instead of wasting too much sing short song Jeings x1000 it wouldn’t help

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            • 25 October 2017 14:33, by jubaone

              How idsgusting it must be, to feel a jienge in Juba. I dont know which Baris or Eqúatorians would ever beg. Beg who? Have you been to Juba na Bari just opposite Ivory Bank or opposite trafiic police and all the way around the former taxi park? Every single square meter you find a jienge squatting, to the point the tea women rent the chairs. Just so many like fecal flies

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        • 25 October 2017 08:43, by jubaone

          South South,
          Whether Lomuro the jienge lapdog or the Kiirminal, none of them ever visits their villages. The Kiirminal has been reduced to a mere Juba mayor, unable to move. Then, the criminals must indeed be a threat. Perhaps the Kiirminal fears his ass getting busted in Warrap where Agok-Apuk jienge savages are butchering themselves. South South, tell us where your grandmother was buried.

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          • 25 October 2017 10:52, by South South


            The entire South Sudan is under our control. I hope peace will come soon to save Juba for Bari, that’s the only hope I can see to save Juba for Bari, but if war continue, Juba will be Dinka city soon, remember where you hear it first jubaone. Jerusalem could be divided between Jews and Arabs if there peace, but Arabs refuse peace, Jerusalem is a Jews city right now

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            • 25 October 2017 14:39, by jubaone

              South South,
              I have said it, jienges crowd to places like flies on faeces. Jienges kill themselves and run to Juba and Equatoria for refuge. It was wrong to have them in Juba in the first place, so we must transfer the capital city to their areas. Will it work?. No. They cant develp themselves, they are not too intelligent to develop civilized towns. They are simply dumb

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            • 25 October 2017 14:44, by jubaone

              South South,
              Bla..bla..jienge bullshit. You are in Juba for food only. The war is very good bcoz now the million jienge beggars and bastards would be flocking like cockroaches everywhere. Only if they would be of value, to cultivate, become engineers, doctors etc. nothing. Many for nothing only good as canon fodder to be killed in wars, used and disposed like rags. Thank God, we´re not jienges

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            • 25 October 2017 15:42, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

              South South,

              Juba will never be Jenge city at all. It will be a city of Jenge when we are all dead and it will not be that simple.

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      • 25 October 2017 07:38, by Kuch

        to come & tell the South Sudanese people that what is that the clowns want? The government of South Sudan should encourage these Nuers being held hostage by the UN & the NGOs in these so-called POCs to get out & farms their lands. And the government of South Sudan & the South Sudan people will do the rest. There is no more war in our fellows. The criminals still larking around in the bushes>>>

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      • 25 October 2017 08:30, by jubaone

        Just howl 🐺 like some bush fox and let your desperate Jienge republic seek help. The jienge uses his muscles 💪 to fight yet he can’t use his chicken 🍗 brain to deliver urgently needed services. Worthless monkey 🐵 ministers budget for themselves and again turn around to ask the international community for support when they themselves reject good advice. Screw yourselves in the knees.

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  • 25 October 2017 07:16, by Eastern

    “You can see Juba today is secured and peaceful. There is no more fighting Upper Nile, no fighting Equatoria, not even in Bahr el Ghazal. What is happening now in some pockets of the country are acts of criminals, which happen everywhere even in the United States of America and other western countries”, said Lomuro

    The regime in Juba is a farce; a kleptocracy that is holding the masses hostage...

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    • 25 October 2017 07:53, by South South


      Live, love and enjoy your DIASPORA. South Sudan is in good hands, period.

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      • 25 October 2017 08:16, by Eastern

        The woman in that picture is not the type dinka cattle camp leaders would listen to, the objective of her visit, notwithstanding.....http://gurtong.net/ECM/Editorial/tabid/124/ID/21000/Default.aspx

        Kiir and cohorts need RUDE AWAKENING...Send them an angle-faced woman they will ignore due to their overflowing macho reek..!

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        • 25 October 2017 10:55, by South South


          We are debating about peace in our country, why insulting Dinka women? Which one is the best, a girl who drinks milk like civilized people, tall, very black and so beautiful or an ugly girl who smells monkey poop?

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      • 25 October 2017 08:37, by jubaone

        South South
        Criminals, impostors and losers and all those jienge tea-sellers or shoe-shiners are the once now claiming to run 🏃 such a jienge republic. Equatorians have babysitted these tailless monkeys who have rejected to mentally and intellectually grow up. It’s time to we move on. Equatorians has already started for a new Equatoria State. Yes we can!

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        • 25 October 2017 10:47, by South South


          You ran out of ideas my friend. You bark like wild dog about Dinka tribe.

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    • 25 October 2017 07:58, by Kuch

      So when are your Riek Machar idiots coming to take over Juba? Which city on earth doesn’t has crime committed idiot? What parts of our greater former Upper Nile, greater Bhar El Gazelle & greater Equatoria do your aimless rebels still occupy uncle ’Eastern’?

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      • 25 October 2017 08:11, by South South


        Eastern can not answer one of your questions. He cannot look to your face if you meet him. Reik is parked in South Africa. James Gatdet is in Juba. Thomas Cirrilo is hiding in Addis Abba, Peter Gatdet is hiding in Khartoum, Lam Akol is hiding in Khartoum, Eastern is enjoying beer in USA, Jubaone is in USA too and Lam Kuei is dead in Khartoum. All the criminals have left South Sudan.

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        • 25 October 2017 08:21, by Eastern

          South South,

          I don’t have to reply to every smart aleck. Most times I respond to you just to bail you out of ignorance..! Yes, Machar is in distant South Africa but you are unable to state why the phrase END THE WAR remains in the lips of regime apparatchiks and sycophants. Which war are you talking about?

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          • 25 October 2017 08:28, by South South


            Stupid old man, your age is not helping you to think like anyone. We said there are pockets of criminals in the country, only pockets of criminals which could be found everywhere in the world including USA where you are enjoying beer.

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            • 25 October 2017 08:55, by Eastern

              Still say that louder, douche bag! What does anyone expect dung-heads. Wallow in your ignorance!

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              • 25 October 2017 10:58, by South South


                which one is the best? Cow dung which is used by civilized people for fertilizer or monkey poop with its dirty, shit and ugly face like you. Dinka are far better than monkey eaters.

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  • 25 October 2017 07:33, by Landlord

    U.S visit to south sudan doesn’t carry any meaning to the people. it is not the first time for such visit and the situation remains the same. I wish this hungry dinka militia could rape her under Kiir’s regime.

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    • 25 October 2017 09:39, by Borgoak

      It would be good that she can get rape than witness herself that this dinka leader is just dog.

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  • 25 October 2017 08:23, by lou nuer

    My dear friends/Colleagues Kush, Nairobimitot and South Sudan
    Don’t bark of supporting Lomuro.He is after his position. you are still creating instability in the Country creating more problem of states with no resources graping other people land talking idiot minded of rulling the Country for 200Yrs are you normal? Leave those Equatorian and Nuer wew are their stomach.We are for change not after D

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  • 25 October 2017 08:27, by lou nuer

    For those who mis define IO movement that we are after Riek Machar you are behind. Only that even you in Gov’t you’re not all president only Kiir likewise to our movement also Riek is a leader. We shall cahnge the regime by all mean. Money lover and Dinka we shall not go back to your hand with your STD killer. Better Lado Gore than Arabian to rule as FVP only that is Dinka regime continue enjoy.

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  • 25 October 2017 08:39, by Borgoak

    To tell the truth, Dinka man only listen to himself and that was clear from day one jinubin issue arise in the whole Sudan. Can anyone imagine the way they talk? If you are asking them, why would you appeal with problem that you guys are fueling yourself? They may just give you all lier. They are brought up with spla culture,a culture of deception and lier. Insisting that there is a valid govern..

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  • 25 October 2017 08:56, by Borgoak

    The only fact I notice from Nuer of South Sudan is that they are just simole human to be bought so easily, otherwise no one can stand on dinka side from them. May be this is how god want it so that they can stay lower human in this country since we can not all rule at once.I do not understand how they look for the last best thing before first best one. Stay like that....food or life? choose...

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  • 25 October 2017 08:58, by Eastern

    As long as I live, the tribal regime in Juba, in its current form, will remain on tenterhook. This is the 21st century, not the medieval era...

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    • 25 October 2017 10:20, by Muonyraat

      jubaone, eastern and the rest
      why are you worshipped Dinka ? the are normal human being like you , whenever you comment it is full with Jeings this Jeings that , as if you were prayer to your God. but Dinkas are born like taught like you why are you ran away and sing that little baby,s song Dinka Dinka everyday on internet? be a brave men!!

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      • 25 October 2017 11:24, by Eastern


        Are you also trying to say something....? You better stuff for the cattle camp, dude. Please fuck off..!

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        • 25 October 2017 11:36, by Muonyraat

          yeah eastern

          I am also try to have my say on forum similar way equatorians are educated people yet when it come for war they all ran off forgot their old disables elders in juba. why don’t you use your educational intelligence to fight yaa coward?

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  • 25 October 2017 10:20, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    "The destructive governance practices & historical grievances that continues to drive the conflicts in South Sudan" the report went on as far as saying that " It means taking sides &
    That undermines peace ? efforts & the intension whether genuine can be subject to interpretations" to me this report is vias to some extent,and pouring of these UN peace keepers is an indication of indirect invertion

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  • 25 October 2017 15:52, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    What a mockery!! You initiate ethnic cleansing, advocate rape of womenfolk and continue with war and now you ask for a help to stop what you like best i.e killing of South Sudanese. What a joke is this!!

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