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November 18, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has established a high-level committee that has been tasked to review the way security at Juba International Airport is being managed.

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The arrivals of Juba International Airport (File Photo)

The president, according to a decree announced on the state-owned television (SSBC) on Friday, appointed Isaac Obuto Mamur, the national security minister as the overall head of the committee.

Also on the committee are, the army chief of general staff, General James Ajonga Mawut, Juba town mayor, Stephen Wani, the minister of interior as well as representatives from the foreign affairs ministry.

The security management committee has been tasked to gather information, oversee the security process at Juba airport, review the security at the airport and align it to the international best practices.

It remains unclear why the South Sudanese leader issued the order.

But multiples sources have linked the president’s directive to a recent incident in which a soldier reportedly slapped a commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force, who sought to deploy UN troops around the airport in compliance with the mandate of the regional protection forces as approved by the Security Council.

Following the bizarre incident, however, the Juba government said it was carrying out an investigation, but the public is yet to know its findings.

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  • 19 November 2017 06:05, by Mayendit

    The president is confusing South Sudanese people, he said last time that, he will never accepted 4000 strong Regional forces to come to South Sudan nation but later he change his mind quickly so why are you concerning? I had advise him to hand power to someone who is educated,skillful,foreign policy experience, knowledgeable person, capable leader,smart and open minding person that is all we need.

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  • 19 November 2017 06:05, by Mayendit

    The president is confusing South Sudanese people, he said last time that, he will never accepted 4000 strong Regional forces to come to South Sudan nation but later he change his mind quickly so why are you concerning? I had advise him to hand power to someone who is educated,skillful,foreign policy experience, knowledgeable person, capable leader,smart and open minding person that is all we need.

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  • 19 November 2017 06:05, by Mayendit

    The president is confusing South Sudanese people, he said last time that, he will never accepted 4000 strong Regional forces to come to South Sudan nation but later he change his mind quickly so why are you concerning? I had advise him to hand power to someone who is educated,skillful,foreign policy experience, knowledgeable person, capable leader,smart and open minding person that is all we need.

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  • 19 November 2017 06:22, by Mayendit

    Let South Sudanese president watch TV, about Zimbabwean are dancing since last week up to this time because the dictatorship Robert Mugabe is gone probably. Two system of governments are soft power and hot power which is dictatorship system. The soft power is a democracy system which is governing by the people and not under single leader. Dictators must leave powers otherwise, they will faces jail

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    • 19 November 2017 14:10, by Majesty

      Mayendit,
      Our army under Malong made a mistake on July 2016 at J1, it was perfect time to throw Gen. Kiir in jailed and declare army takeover. Now Gen. Malong and entire army which haven’t been paid for 8 months are paying for it. Salva Kiir currently unpopular and SPLA takeover would be welcome by majority South Sudanese including rebels.

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      • 19 November 2017 14:12, by Majesty

        Even so it is a matter of time, Gen. Kiir days are numbered.

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      • 19 November 2017 14:29, by Nyesi Ta

        Majesty, to the best of my knowledge, the military institution in South Sudan does not exist. The truth of the matter is that the so called army in South Sudan has been tribalised and owned by tribal warlords purported to be commanders, and until the military institition is drastically overhauled and reformed, there will be no successful military take over in South Sudan.

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        • 19 November 2017 19:55, by jubaone

          Nyesi Ta,
          Precisely, there’s no national army, but a bunch of village luaks disguised and feeding at the cost of the country. These jienge savages are without discipline and education and so simply outlive their trigger-happy lives as village soldiers. These are SPLAnyors.

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