Home | News    Wednesday 7 February 2018

South Sudan ends boycott to revitalization process

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 6, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government has ended a boycott after mediators on Tuesday accepted the participation of its entire delegation in the revitalization forum without cutting the number of representatives dispatched to the venue of the talks.

JPEG - 18.9 kb
South Sudan information minister Michael Makuei Lueth shakes hands with Lam Akol during the revitalization forum on 19 December 2017 (ST Photo)

Ambassador Gordon Buay, a member of the government delegation has confirmed to Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that mediation team has allowed all the delegates to take part in the revitalization

“Our delegation is participating in the talks as it came from Juba,” said Buay, an adviser to the chief negotiator. The official did not elaborate on the circumstances under which the delegation was first rejected and what prompted their acceptance by the mediation.

The Second Phase of High-Level Revitalization Forum begun on Monday without the government delegation after the refusal of the mediation team to accept the whole delegation pointing it should be limited to 12 members.

On its part, the South Sudanese officials insisted that their delegation include a number of advisors and experts needed to tackle a number of issues debated in the forum.

On a separate development, the government delegation, as expected, rejected a provision in the security arrangements included the 2015 peace agreement on the
establishment of separate camps for cantonment of the government and opposition armed forces.

In line with the peace deal, the measure aimed to enable personnel, weapons and equipment accountability, screening, disarmament and demobilization.

But President Salva Kiir during his participation at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa by the end of January told the IGAD leaders that this disposition was one of the causes that led to the armed clashes between the government troops and SPLA-IO Machar forces in July 2016.

The spokesman of the government delegation, Michael Makuei Lueth said in a press briefing after the break that the government would not accept any proposal bringing up the two army system issue.

“Our chief negotiator made it very clear that there are two things that are untouchable. Issues of governance, we are not here to tempter with provisions that are not affected by the resolution of the IGAD council of ministers,” said Minister Michael Makuei Lueth.

Speaking through state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, Minister Lueth said the idea of two armies in one country was also out of question. “We will not talk even about it,” he adds.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 7 February 08:09, by Resolution

    They are laughing at south Sudanese citizens since they don`t know the game they are playing(business)in south Sudan.

    repondre message

  • 7 February 08:12, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The issue of governance and two separate armies are untouchables!!! Makuei Lueth dictates on how peace without justice will be delivered to 64 tribes of South Sudan!!!! They, the rulers are above any tribe in the country.

    repondre message

    • 7 February 08:42, by Games

      It’s your opinion Makuei Lieth. Without two armies, then you are not ready for peace. The struggle would continue. Having two armies with equal power is ways that will bring lasting peace to the country

      repondre message

      • 7 February 09:56, by jubaone

        Games,
        This is a "jienge SPLAnyor", a tribal army and has NOTHING to do with a national army. Ít is a bunch of luak savages, illiterate and "unfit" for a modern, high-tech army. Over 12 yrs now, airforce combat heli gunships were flown by Ukranians/Ugandans bcoz "our jeinges" were scared of high altitude flights or failed aviation schools in SAfrica and USA

        repondre message

        • 7 February 10:01, by jubaone

          Our learned Equatorian boys were dismissed in the preliminary selection by jienges who took theirs. Fortunately out of the 20-30 airforce cadets, none succeeded the first entry exams.
          Now! we need 2, 3 or 4 armies who shall be reorganized. Without this, NO peace. We WILL NEVER allow again our people to be terrorized by worthless savages dísguised as an army

          repondre message

          • 7 February 14:51, by Redeemer

            Jubaone
            The Equatorians girls and children you forced to rebel are finally back. Think of who is going to continue with killing of innocent civilians on roads

            repondre message

  • 8 February 03:41, by lino

    I am suggesting a country without army for 1 year; then an organization of one army should be carried out under IGAD and world boy on a new basis! Else we are wasting time and money!!!

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Peacekeeping faces challenges: here’s how we can meet them 2018-09-23 11:47:05 By Jean-Pierre Lacroix* United Nations peacekeeping remains one of the most effective tools to respond to today’s challenges of global peace and security. Every day, women and men who serve under (...)

Pragmatic patriarchy of Sudan over South Sudan 2018-09-22 09:28:17 James Okuk, PhD “We honour the human capacity to manage our collective lives with peace and even, at times, dignity” – Barbour & Wright The political process of Sudan and South Sudan has (...)

Salient features of South Sudan latest peace deal 2018-09-21 05:36:06 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Last week, the government of South Sudan under President Salva Kiir, various armed and unarmed opposition groups and other parties, including the SPLM/A-IO led by Dr (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.