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South Sudan decries African union insistence on targeted sanctions


January 30, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s government has decried insistence of the African Union to impose sanctions against individuals perceived to be an obstacle to the peace process in the country.

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S. Sudan cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomoro (Photo KT Press)

The cabinet affairs minister said the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) insists on imposing targetted sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan will go ahead as planned.

“They [IGAD] insisted that sanctions against individuals must go ahead and those who obstruct and violate peace will be sanctioned,” said Martin Elia Lomuro.

Lomuro remarks were aired on South Sudan’s state television on Wednesday.

The minister of cabinet affairs was one of the senior government officials who accompanied President Salva Kiir to African Union and IGAD meetings on the upcoming peace revitalization process in Addis Ababa.

The regional and continental leaders, according to the minister, insisted that sanctions will be imposed on peace spoilers.

The IGAD council of ministers during the meeting agreed, through the AU Peace and Security Council, to request the UN Security Council to consider the imposition of sanctions on those who undermine the implementation of the peace deal.

“This is the thing we wanted to make sure Africa finds African solutions to its own problems, so sanctions would be handled by our own organizations,” he said.

Lomuro urged the IGAD ceasefire monitoring body, also known as CTSAMM, to investigate into ceasefire violations properly. He reiterated his government’s commitment to the peace process in the country.

In a speech delivered before the IGAD Council of Ministers on Saturday 27 January in Addis Ababa, President Festus Mogae, head of peace implementation mechanism called on the IGAD council of ministers to sanction the violators of the cessation of hostilities agreement pointing that the humanitarian situation has seen little improvement.

He said that several violations had been reported in Central Equatoria, Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile States, causing further displacement of civilians. He further pointed that the ceasefire body CTSAMM blamed the SPLA-IO (Machar) and SPLA-IG respectively" for the violence in Koch and Mundri while investigations into other clashes still going on.


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  • 1 February 01:32, by Games

    They are coming into their senses when they exactly know that nobody will cover their sins at this time. AU which has been long protected of those thugs and thieves in that shithole so called Juba from the West are now waking up. I hope Makuei Lieth following by Taban Deng Gai will be the first appear in Union target sactions lists

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    • 1 February 07:01, by jubaone

      If the IG has clan vests and unblemished conscience, it should not be scared any sanctions at all. It is like saying only thieves and thugs fear the law but good law abiding citizens wouldn’t worry at all. The IG seems to be acting like a shithole😆

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    • 1 February 12:03, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Sanctions is to be placed direct to peace spoilers

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  • 1 February 01:35, by dinkdong

    You have been saying "sanction will not bring peace" all damn long and you are not bringing peace with what you think will bring peace, what are you trying to do, buy time? I wish this time they hit Kiir and Riek. They are the ones blocking any peace progress.

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    • 1 February 04:15, by Kenyang ll

      "I wish this time they hit Kiir and Riak. They are the ones blocking any peace ...."

      Dingdong, I agreed but I doubt those UN leeches & counterpart HIV-spreaders(aka AU) will do any of that. Instead they’ll continue spending donors’ money in luxury hotels (while spreading HIV)and select easy names of SPLA officers who don’t have bank accounts inside let alone outside South Sudan as top culprits.

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  • 1 February 02:09, by The Rhino


    IGAD and AU have all records of those who did what,when and how.They know exactly what took place and what is happening in South Sudan.Only thing that boggles me is their inability to stand firm and resolute to punish murderers in South Sudan.It would be damned nonsense to sanction those already on the list like Makueth or Malong etc...we need a long list of fresh murderers!

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    • 1 February 02:38, by Koryom2

      Games, Dingdong & the Rhino,
      Not any South dared decried your so-called AU insistence on targeted sanction fools. And to put your record straight fools, Libya was bombed by the US, France & the UK, Qatar & Saudi Arabia and the AU coward like the goats being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan, every piece of trash in Africa including>>>

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      • 1 February 02:43, by Koryom2

        many West African fools & even here in our own region that we can walkover in a matter of days would want to toy around with our country & our people. Fellows, we are going retake our North Sudan & our Gambella region & most of our other occupied areas by our enemies by force>>>

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        • 1 February 02:50, by Koryom2

          fools our country has been taken hostage & is being Geo-politically chess game toy by the criminals from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between. This is because of our resources, land & our Nile waters. And the evils have used their fools like *Riek Machar & Lam Akol* during our liberation war>>>

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          • 1 February 03:00, by Koryom2

            and they (the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs) are still at it to day---they are the evils who staged the 2013 foiled coup in Juba through their Riek Machar, Taban Deng Gai, Alfred Lado Gore, Pagan Amuom & Co. And the 2013 foiled coup was sponsored by the evil corporate America, the UK & the UN---that is: the then ambassador of the US, Susan Paige, the then UNIMISS>>>

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            • 1 February 03:08, by Koryom2

              Ms. Hilda Johnson & another criminal from the UK embassy that l failed remember his name. fools, South Sudanese are the masters of long shot war fare. The US & their evil juus corporate media propaganda even consider our country to have been midwifed by their *US dollars*. We have asked the evils to bring the bill & get lost out of our country>>>

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              • 1 February 03:14, by Koryom2

                But the evils think, their only way to bully our country & our people is through their usual intrigue---bullying & their and their dirty game to bully our country & our people is always use their so-called: the world youngest nation, hunger, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their human right bullcrap. But here in South Sudan, we are way well ahead of the evil>>>

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                • 1 February 03:24, by Koryom2

                  corporate America, the UK, France, their evil juus, your so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan, your Arabs in Middle East & their so-called evil juus. Fellows, the US, the UK, France, your North Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the so-called israel, ISIS/L, Al Qada, Al Nusra, Boko haram & even here in our country, the so-called SPLA in opposition---SPLA-IO of Riek Machar. Destroyed the SPLA-IO by>>>>

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                  • 1 February 03:30, by Koryom2

                    the way fools. The US, the UK & some of their creepy allies in between consider our country to be their so-called "commonwealth country" good luck to them fellows, we are to way well ahead of the fools. Uganda, our South Sudan ally is a commonwealth country, Kenya is a commonwealth country, South Africa is a commonwealth country>>>>

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                    • 1 February 03:36, by Koryom2

                      Nigeria is a commonwealth country & other countries, but ’South Sudan is not a damn so-called commonwealth country’ take it from the effect of today. The US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop. We are going to settle our scores with the evils by a way of a war>>>

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        • 1 February 05:31, by dinkdong

          "Fellows, we are going [to] retake our North Sudan & our Gambella region & most of our other occupied areas by our enemies by force>>>"
          Koryom2, if you weren’t all talks then you should know there isn’t "our North Sudan" anymore. Just wish S. Sudan was capable of obtaining Abyei without the waste of lives and run like they did in Higleg.

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          • 1 February 05:43, by dinkdong
            • 1 February 11:01, by Kenyang ll

              South Sudan has nine (9) legitimates border and territorial dispute with Sudan and one (1) minor dispute with Kenya (Ilemi Triangle.) Other than small border skirmishes with Uganda, South Sudan has no border dispute with CAR, Congo and Ethiopia on land or in the air.

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  • 1 February 07:15, by Eastern

    If Kiir and cohorts are clean; they won’t be crying wolf! Who marshalled troops to Jonglei recently? Who fought to regain Pogee from rebel fighters recently, etc?

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  • 2 February 04:09, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It looks like Lomuro and his Dinka alcoholics friends are scared of what is in the pipeline for what they have done to the common man of South Sudan. Above all they fear that wind of change is going to sweep them out of power whereby treason charges will be laid to them punishable by death.

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