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S. Sudan rebels say IGAD, TROIKA contributing to ceasefire violations


January 15, 2018 (JUBA) - The armed opposition forces allied to former first deputy president Riek Machar has accused the regional peace meditators and international guarantors of indirectly backing attacks and truce breaches on their areas in Jonglei region.

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The SPLA-IO forces during their arrival at Masana Biira in Wau on 07, August 2017 (ST)

In a statement issued Monday the rebel deputy spokesperson, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel claimed that FVP Taban Deng Gai is touring, with the knowledge of the IGAD and TROIKA countries, the greater Jonglei "here he is currently causing more destructions and displacement to the civilians in areas under the control of the SPLA IO".

"This is absolutely unacceptable and requires (an) explanation from the IGAD and TROIKA who are also indirectly contributing to the bloodshed in South," Gabriel further said.

The warring parties trade accusations of violating the humanitarian cessation of hostilities which is a confidence-building measure before the talks on the implementation of a permanent ceasefire.

During the talks for the humanitarian truce in Addis last December, SPLM-IO delegation called to review the monitoring mechanism of the ceasefire but this is the first time directly criticise the IGAD and TROIKA.

Gabriel in his statement praised the monitoring body called (CTSAMM) saying they are doing their best to reflect the violations committed by Juba army. Further, he requested them to not communicate information about their positions and forces to "the regime’s security agents" who are part of its structure.

He further said their group SPLA-IO called the ceasefire monitoring mechanism travel to their areas to assess the government violations instead of depending on press releases and phone calls.

The "CTSAMM should stop blaming the SPLA-IO for violations of this signed CoH" adding they are forced to defend the defend themselves and civilians from the attacks carried out by the government forces.


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  • 16 January 10:04, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    In totally experience the groups of peace guarantors are failed over South Sudan crisis. They should surrender the process to another organization to solve it.
    #Ethiopia,#Kenya,#Uganda and #Sudan are failed to bring peace to South Sudan.

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  • 16 January 11:24, by Kush Natives

    I see now how much frustrating rebels are at point Z now, blaming TROIKA and IGAD after you failed completely dismentaled the government of which you rebelled against, what a naively tone! TROIKA and IGAD are U.N. employees, therefore, don’t finger point on them please! They have feed their families. The question is now, who’s benefiting from this war now, TROIKA and IGAD or rebels?

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    • 16 January 20:59, by Nairobimitot

      Anybody who called himself a rebel in Upper Nile region would be eliminated. We do not want to hear the Word rebel again in our area. We are tired of rebels.

      Rebels have lost their minds.

      All of them are now crazy and have the serious mental illness. So, we do not consider the rebels as regular people anymore. They lost their minds. You rebels are gone for good.

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    • 16 January 20:59, by Nairobimitot

      Anybody who called himself a rebel in Upper Nile region would be eliminated. We do not want to hear the Word rebel again in our area. We are tired of rebels.

      Rebels have lost their minds.

      All of them are now crazy and have the serious mental illness. So, we do not consider the rebels as regular people anymore. They lost their minds. You rebels are gone for good.

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  • 16 January 14:24, by Lenin Bull

    Kush Natives thank you for stating the truth. These IO idiots thought that war was good like party dancing but it dawning on them that their project is going no where. Begging Troika, IGAD, AU, or UN will even add pepper to injury. These bodies are there to encourage more wars and chaos then solve them. Peace will come when we South Sudanese understand ourselves and make our own peace.

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    • 16 January 15:37, by jubaone

      Dont try to play the smart jienge intellectual! Sanity has it that Taban would simply refrain from any other official vists to Jonglei/Upper Nile for a while as this would entail troop movements and subsequently military confrontations. This is simple common sense and at least a jienge like should have seen that forthcoming. By the way, what the IO has done has affected all including you

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      • 17 January 07:15, by Lenin Bull

        AHAHAH! jubaone my brother my friend thank you. I will always enjoy your articles on jienge nation. Keep it up and let us meet in the next controversial news on our country.

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  • 16 January 14:29, by Lenin Bull

    How much money have Ethiopian hotels made out of our unending peace talks? How much US dollars have IGAD officials got for being South Sudan peace mediators for how many years now? How much money has been given UN agencies, and NGOs for claiming to help South Sudan IDPs/refugees? All in billions!! How much have SPLA-IO officials, soldiers and their families got? Nothing!!

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  • 16 January 14:34, by Lenin Bull

    SPLA-IO got and will continue to get only deaths and misery of their families with children not attending school as the reward with IGAD, TROIKA, and CTSAMM crying crocodile tears. We South Sudanese will be played against one another till we grow wise in the course. Civil wars have ended in other parts of Africa because people have become wise and cannot be played against one another anymore.

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    • 16 January 20:53, by Nairobimitot

      Funny Article news

      All of you have to understand that the First Vice President of the Republic is from SPLA-IO. He is touring the region, the region belongs to Taban Deng Gach, and he is visiting the suffering people who are living in severe conditions.
      If you have any complaints, go and talk to him on his way.

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  • 16 January 21:20, by Nairobimitot

    Peace will not come to South Sudan unless you eliminate the rebels.

    South Sudan has 2 million people who are incredibly brain-dead. Brain-dead people of South Sudan are people who have lost their minds and had injuries in their brains and are traumatized because of the war and other things.
    Dealing with those kinds of people who can agree with you today and attack you tomorrow is tough, but there is only one way to deal with them.
    Show them the way because they are blind, cannot see, hear or think. They are brain-dead. The government of South Sudan must act quickly to restore peace and order, by all means, to save these rebels from becoming unpatriotic.

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  • 16 January 21:29, by Eastern

    Agreed yet,

    Museveni, a part of the IGAD Empire, has his boots available for rent when the end game is ensuring Uganda cover the bottom of its citizens moving around with patched behinds! WHO ARE THE BELLIGERENTS OF THE SIGNED COH ANYWAY? Come to Juba Raha, table XXXX, I will be on the early [White] Nile Boat Cruise tomorrow..!

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  • 17 January 02:05, by Eyez

    The naked and asses full of ashes, stupid Jienge seem to religiously believe that,’the sold out FVP warmongering and mockery of CoH will help consolidate the Dinka doomed Luak-Empire for ever..huh?

    You MTNs are all marked men, you’re a disgrace to the human race!


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    • 17 January 08:42, by Lenin Bull

      This is another funny Jiengephobic called Eyez second to jubaone.

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  • 17 January 22:01, by @you

    Even people who are not,
    Taban supporter now become,
    His supporter:

    You and STD
    Who gave taban those tanks,
    To attack IO position?

    1 (Troika)
    2 (kirr)
    3 (Igad

    I know you will lieve it like,
    That because you know
    If people are talking about,
    Peace you are with them:
    If at war you are there why?

    @you is supporting peace only
    Yala amchi num

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