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South Sudan president regrets secession from Khartoum

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November 2, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has regretted his country’s secession from neigbouring Sudan, saying most of people were forced to follow the decisions of the majority.

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President Omer al-Bashir (C-R) walks alongside his South Sudan’s counterpart Salva Kiir (C-L) upon his arrival at Khartoum airport on Sept 3, 2013 (Photo AFP)

“My coming to Khartoum today is a response to your invitation. It’s really to put a final decision on all agreement we have signed since 2012. I take the responsibility to be the supervisor on my team to supervise whatever has been agreed upon. This is in respond to goodwill you have shown,” said a visibly-emotional Kiir at a reception meeting with his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum.

He added, “The fact that South Sudan broke away from Sudan was not really the most choice of everybody, but the majority when they decide in a democratic situation, people have to go with this”.

The South Sudanese leader said he was in Khartoum in respond to invitation extended by his counterpart for discussions over pending issues, including oil transit fees, border security and the South Sudanese refugees who fled the civil war into neighbouring Sudan.

President Kiir’s remarks sparked heated debates on social media, with government critics calling him to resign since he has regretted the decision of the majority of the people who voted for secession.

“This president [Kiir] should have resigned and indeed he should. David Cameroon resigned when majority of the Britons chose to leave European and Theresa May, who and her party were supporting Brexit took over”, wrote one commentator.

Other Social media commentators interpreted the remark to mean submission and an attempt to reunite the two countries after allegedly failing to run the country to the peoples’ expectations.

“What we saw there can make Dr John Garang turn from his grave. Salva Kiir feels scared when he is in Khartoum. He is not intellectually savvy and thinks he will be shot right away. No one can feel sorry for the referendum we did to break away accepts him. If he’s submitting to Omar and give South Sudan back, we are not ready for it, instead he should step down because he failed”, wrote Victor Machot, another south Sudanese commentator.

Former South Sudan legislator, Wol Deng Atak said he could not believe hearing President Salva Kiir in audio speaking to President Al Bashir of Sudan at closed session in Khartoum about his regret.

“We have now known what President Kiir says in private when he meets world leaders. The audio brings out crystal clear the character of President Salva Kiir who to tend to disown his own shadow when things go wrong,” wrote the former lawmaker.

“Now that he has failed the country, the succession wasn’t the better choice, but a choice imposed on him by the majority votes”.

Since its independence, South Sudan has relied on oil for all income—a situation that has significantly compounded ongoing political and economic instability due to the fall in crude oil prices.

According to South Sudanese officials, production in the past reached as high as 350,000 bpd but fell after a dispute with Sudan over fees for pumping South Sudan’s crude through Sudan’s export pipeline, which led South Sudan to halt production in 2012.

South Sudan got the lion’s share of the oil when it split from Sudan in 2011, but it’s only export route is through Sudan, giving Khartoum leverage and leading to ongoing pricing disputes.

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  • 3 November 06:19, by Eastern

    This is the lowest moment in Kiir’s miserable life. Boot lickers on this forum would still yap that they have a president..!

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    • 3 November 06:51, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      Very sorry for the President’s loose speech. President Kiir and Riak Machar have led this country down. Both should go.

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    • 3 November 09:04, by jubaone

      Eastern,
      That is how low a jienge can bend. Like a cow 🐮 that shits and posses without remorse and sense of guilt, the Kiirminal has undignified the millions of SS who dearly sacrificed their lives for this country. May God curse him and let his sons be thieves and thugs and his daughters harlots and easyfuckers. Worthless creature

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      • 3 November 09:30, by South South

        jubaone,

        People like you and Eastern are pouring out their shit for nothing. Kiir said majority of people in South Sudan voted to separate from Sudan and must be respected, what is the regret their? When you were in Wau or Aweil or Gokmachar or Wunrok or Turalei, I think the Dinka fed you with milk for the first time in your life, not rat meat and monkey poop.

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        • 3 November 09:38, by jubaone

          South South,
          How could they have fed me, when they have nothing to offer? When most are starving to death and have fled to Juba and Equatoria searching for food? What can they offer, when their cows dont give more than 2 liters/day enough only to feed the calves? Shut up scoundrel. I know more jienge areas than you yourself bcoz you were born and still languishing as a refugee and fugitive.

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          • 3 November 09:41, by jubaone

            South South,
            The dog knows it´s master and Kiirminal is saying jienges should start going back to Khartoum. I think it is a good idea. There you have enough food and you can also carry their "urara" together with the Nubas. Jienge waskan wa afin

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        • 3 November 09:43, by jubaone

          South South,
          Read that text well, you drunken jienge. You can make your own interpretations to conceal and satisfy your servitude

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          • 3 November 11:30, by South South

            Jubaone,
            You love Dinka land,otherwise you will not visit many places.There is no way I can visit many Bar I villages, monkey poop will be the only thing to smell, ugly faces will be another. Ugly very confused person shut up. We are leading our country to the best, stay away.

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            • 3 November 11:37, by South South

              Jubaone,
              Kiir gave up the best part of his life to liberate South Sudan. You and Eastern were enjoying monkey poop while we were dying, but now you need to talk to us about the love of the country, do not open your big dirty mouths to talk about South Sudan. Other ugly face called Eastern is now talking like a human being about everyone in South Sudan is a stakeholder, were you during liberation?

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              • 3 November 11:59, by Sunday Junup

                South South,
                I thought you would be ashamed and keep a way like Kuch, Let me tell you Only non Dinka were fighting for Separation and that was why every one hate you Dinka.

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                • 3 November 13:04, by South South

                  Sunday Junup,
                  To be loved not to be loved is not our business. Our business is to keep our country together by all means. Where Equatorian, Chilli and ferrite during our struggle? They formed militias to fhigt along side with fake Arabs, but now they are talking about the country, pity

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                  • 3 November 13:08, by South South

                    Correction: I mean Chollo and ferrite, my smartphone keeps changing my spelling.

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                    • 3 November 15:12, by jubaone

                      South South,
                      Jienges of Abyei have already gone to Khartoum, so what are you waiting for? Join your Nuba friends and you can carry the jellaba "urara" together. that is the best job jienge fools and less intelligent people like you can do; use their muscles not brains to work.

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                  • 3 November 16:34, by Sunday Junup

                    South South,
                    Be smart! If there is no Love then No unity but you Dinka never care about loving one another. Look your uncle Salva Kiir sell a way our sovereignty and our land after he fail to rule it like what his uncle Deng Kuol did for Abyei. Shame on you Dinka! you failed our country

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              • 3 November 13:34, by Wau son

                You mother fucker so called South Sudan who are you?don’t talk nonsense,you don’t know anything about this piece of KLand called South Sudan.even you don’t anything the real liberators of this country.don’t tell me that Kiir has done,kiir has did.becerureause I lecture about the real liberators of Junub at that time.
                this is my simple question to you is.Tell me the name of place where by this kiir

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                • 3 November 13:41, by Wau son

                  yes tell the name of one place where by this Kiir of yours has liberated? during the liberation struggle war. If you tell me one name, tomorrow come to meet me at Custom market and I will give you a price.This man is coward one at that if we could knew that he was going to be like this, we could not send the red army to rescue him from the emanate death at the hands of late comrade William Nyoun

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              • 3 November 19:06, by First observer

                South South,

                Bro, you really know how to handle the useless people. Unbelievable!! They got nothing to offer other than hatred.

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                • 3 November 19:12, by First observer

                  correction: (THESE USELESS PEOPLE)

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            • 3 November 11:41, by South South

              Jubaone,
              I am not done yet. We are going to be the one to decide the direction of our country, you need to follow us, if you do not like that, then stay where you are, Diaspora. No shit
              , games, no wicked talk, we are the best and brightest, get it straight from me.

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              • 3 November 12:43, by jubaone

                South South,
                You are done, that’s why your Kiirminal is remorseful. Jienges have smeared themselves with shit wand wish to reunite with their masters. Bashir has annexed Abyei and jienges feel comfortable as underdogs. You need to be directed bcoz your visionless. Lead your cows that is what you can best. It needs no brains. Loser

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                • 3 November 13:12, by South South

                  Jubaone,
                  Cashier knows us very well and has big respect about us because he knows we do not play around like other big cowards in South Sudan, why would our president be remorsed while he won freedom of his people. Please keep your monkey poop blame with you. Maybe you are smeared with monkey poop.

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                  • 3 November 15:08, by jubaone

                    South South,
                    How can jienges claim to have liberated the SS when they cant do anything for Abyei? Where is their fighting power? Or they are now pre-occupied with looting, raping and aquatting! Jienges just wait for others to do the job then they chip in. These are not fire-fighters, these are "mouth fighters". Smear yourself with cowdung and walk on all fours, so you look like a mad cow

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  • 3 November 06:57, by Landlord

    Now let us hear from weak reasoning crooks who claim they are the supporters of Kiir and liberators of our land. Big shame.

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  • 3 November 06:59, by DO IT

    I say that in so many times Salva Kiir is Enemy of the people of S. Sudan. What a idiot President! Why does he accepted the top job if he was against the separation in a first place? Salva Kiir is dead man walking

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  • 3 November 07:02, by Sunday Junup

    Go back to hell with all your Dinka thugs like those of Newsudan, South Sudan, khen etc. Jieng are always slaves

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    • 3 November 07:17, by Dalta Cirea

      We know during the Referendum that most of the Dinka did not vote for referendum , but South Sudan will never be reunited with Sudan because of your failure.

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      • 3 November 07:21, by Eastern

        They have missed the annual migration they have performed for time immemorial to Ed Dien, El Gazira and other Sudanese towns for self enslavement...

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      • 3 November 08:02, by Chiir

        You cannot be more wrong on this! Majority of Dinka people voted for secession. Only those who had married or boy-friended Arabs voted for unity.

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    • 3 November 16:59, by jubaone

      Sunday Junup,
      Now we all know why this jienge Kiirminal did not want to develop SS with all the oil wealth we had. He had the intention to reunite SS with the jellabas. He signed the 4 freedoms and wanted to kill Riak who was instrumental in self-determination and referendum for SS. May God curse him for all the misery and pain he has brought to our country.

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  • 3 November 07:30, by Chiir

    He cannot possibly regret secession from Khartoum. What Khartoum did to South for ages is far worse than what happened recently. Some people have been yammering about death, displacement, famine and so on and so forth.But remembering the 80s, 90s and even 2000s atrocities committed by Khartoum on innocent South Sudanese; Kiir included,no one will,by any stretch of imagination,make that comparison

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  • 3 November 12:33, by Son Of Use

    #Dalta CEARIA, how could you say most Dinkas did not vote in Referendum? How can a person fight a lion single handed and when it comes to the time of Slaughtering the lion he (that person who fought the lion)will hesitate to putting the lion to rest by slaughtering it? in my homeland (Jonglei State) 99.99% vote for succession unlike in other States, tell me of your hometown???????????

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  • 3 November 12:38, by Son Of Use

    we don’t want any referendum again, if Mr.President want to go to Sudan he should leave South Sudanese alone, we are tired of these mundane characters and weak thinking with immature uttering of lullabies soothing speeches.

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  • 3 November 12:41, by John Wetjunub

    Mislead group always misquote the point! take it the way you have interpreted it.but that was not the case according to the President statement ya idiots.

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  • 3 November 18:53, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    That is just a politics in other context, I am 100% sure that president Kiir didn’t meant to regret about session from the north, even if Preside Kiir was to be cooked with the Arabs in
    One pot he will not ripe or cooked,
    That is just a mind game to show he is there for them but all 🐊 crocodile 😭 trears

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