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South Sudan president vows commitment to ending war

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February 7, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has pledged commitment to resolving political disagreements with opponents in order to return the country to a harmonious path and to preserve the peace deal and ensure stability in the region.

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President Salva Kiir (L) shakes hands with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni (R) after signing a peace agreement on August 26, 2015 (Photo AFP /Charles Lomodong)

President Kiir, according to his spokesman, not only wants peace but will do all that is possible to preserve peace and seek to resolve disagreement amicably with opponents, to ensure a peace that is durable and provide security for every South Sudanese family.

The South Sudanese leader made the assurance to the Ugandan First Deputy Prime Minister, Moses Ali. who delivered a special message from President Yoweri Museveni.

President Kiir said it was the interest of his administration to stop the four-year war and ensure that every South Sudanese citizen lives in peace. He further vowed to take measures to boost security and the economy for the population.

He added that Juba and Kampala would continue to share intelligence with other countries in the region in order to provide no safe haven to criminals and negative forces and bring them to justice whenever they are caught.

The content of the letter was immediately clear and the Ugandan official did not make a statement. The presidential spokesman said the message was connected to the general situation in South Sudan, especially the ongoing peace talks the in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Museveni sought last year to bring together the rival factions of the historic Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in a bit to finalize a political agreement signed in Arusha Tanzania in January 2015. But he failed to convince Machar’s faction to take part in the meetings held in Uganda without its leader.

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  • 8 February 00:54, by Mayendit

    Mr. President Salve Kiir. Things have reach to maximum where by many Southern Sudanese people are losing hope from your side not oppositions groups, because you are in charge of government. Yes, peace, unity, reforms on all aspects and most importantly, you have to show to Southern Sudanese people that, you are willing to do what is best for our people, country as the whole.

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  • 8 February 01:11, by Mayendit

    Mr. president Mayardit.
    Leadership is about the accountability,durable peace, unity, cooperation, talks always to your citizens, vists cities like what Taban Deng Gai did, good government system, Re-approached on foreign policies and you have to controls the situations in your country because if you don’t control the situations then, the foreign will sees as the leader of young nation is too weak

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    • 8 February 08:22, by Koryom2

      Mayendit,
      Our country is no longer Southern Sudan & we are no longer Southern Sudanese---we are South Sudanese. By the way, don’t get me wrong chap. English is not our mother tongue. Even our traitor, Rebecca Nyandeng still calls our country Southern Sudan. She is a semi-illiterate anyway. When our country was part of the united Sudan, our country was regionally & geographically>>>

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      • 8 February 08:32, by Koryom2

        part of the greater Sudan. But we are no longer are---we are independence. Take for example if in case, Southern Blue Nile gets away from the rest of the current North Sudan, then they call their country South Blue Nile if they so wish & not Southern Blue Nile again. Anyway let’s forget about the use of English as a language though & discuss our real relevant issues>>>

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        • 8 February 08:39, by Koryom2

          But since our documents are written in English like the then so-called ARCISS or CPA II that was drafted by the criminals from the US, the UK, Norway & their then so-called IGAD-plus countries in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa & pushed it into their puppets/stooges like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, the fools like the so-called women, faith groups & the so-called civil society to sign it>>>

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          • 8 February 08:47, by Koryom2

            to which the idiots sign the damn document without even understanding the dirty game behind that damn useless document. In fact, the learned guys like Michael Makuei, Nhial Deng Nhial & his then negotiation team from the government side read that so-called ARCISS or CPA II word by word and letter by letter. And that was why the government refused to sign that damn document in the hotels, brothels>

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            • 8 February 08:55, by Koryom2

              and bars of Adis Ababa, but later came & signed the damn document inside South Sudan & in front of South Sudanese people with "a slew of reservations" The evil corporate America was the one to stick it evil long neck out condemning the government of South Sudan, since the criminals in the US & the fools who drafted that damn so-called ARCISS or the CPA II knew what the word "reservation">>>

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              • 8 February 09:18, by Koryom2

                means in ’legal speaks’, and that was why the US, the UK, Norway & their then IGAD-plus lackeys in the then IGAD-plus countries poked their evil long necks & condemned the government of South Sudan for telling the evils to back off our backs with their then damn so-called ARCISS or CPA II. Because the bullshit was not for our country & our people’s peace. But their damn own interests>>>>

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                • 8 February 09:34, by Koryom2

                  Mr. Mayendit,
                  Back to your claim that Salva Kiir is the only the only one responsible for your evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy criminals like the current prime minister of Abesh (ethiopia), North Sudan, our arch enemy & to some small extent, Kenya are being; used by their criminals from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their>>>

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                  • 8 February 12:58, by Koryom2

                    evil juus to bully our country & our people. Can you tell me Mr. Mayendit?

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  • 8 February 01:37, by dinkdong

    How many times will this duochbag president will actually vow to end the war?

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  • 8 February 04:30, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    We have heard enough of those ya Beny Diit. Your words go with wind. The people will pacify their country with or without your input. You are a disgrace and not a president of people who believe in real God and sanctity of life.

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    • 8 February 05:18, by Tilo

      Mr. Kiir
      Your words is nothing, South Sudanese have heard you vow to end war hundred times. Put your words in action otherwise, the entire south Sudanese loses trust in you and your government. Your gov’t is not for peace or people of South Sudan.
      If you can no longer manage the country affairs please give chance to others

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    • 8 February 07:48, by jubaone

      That is just worthless jienge thrash of a drunken man. He has tried the military option, it has failed. The only solution is renegotiate ARCISS 2015, with each stakeholder not getting more than 20%. Equal distribution for equal responsibilities, we need all armies to registered, cantoned, demobilized and reconstituted. No tribal army, otherwise we part ways - simple

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      • 8 February 11:05, by Kush Natives

        jubaone,
        Can anyone out from those idiots rebels who’re themselves looking for peace see how destructively comments so shamelessly? Sometimes one regret of what those rats eaters want exactly! Subaone, if you’re not in the country, please stop your sellout time, and give others who want peace please! YOU stupidly went to far.

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        • 8 February 15:36, by jubaone

          Bush Natives,
          You worthless scumbag, jiengeland is the only region in SS not affected by war, you already have peace. But that you stupidly flee your areas and come and live as beggars and criminals in Equatoria suggests that even the Kiirminal won’t achieve anything. It’s Equatoria, Upper Nile and parts of Bahr el Ghasal that need peace. Jiengeland is just useless, no value.

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          • 8 February 15:45, by jubaone

            Bush Natives,
            Fact 1: Destroy Equatoria and SS is practically dead as we witness now.
            Fact 2: Destroy Jiengeland and nothing happens to SS. Proof is today there’s no war on jiengeland and yet it has produced nothing on terms of food, skilled and intelligent people who can move SS to higher level of development for. Rather benydits, bandits, miscreants, misfits and losers. What have we benefited fr

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  • 8 February 04:50, by Whortti Bor Manza

    As soon as Kiir tests alcohol and talks to any body, he repeats these words: I vow to end the war. Only fools can believe this idiot. How many times he’s been repeating this. Callous bastard.

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  • 8 February 05:07, by Eastern

    Kiir either CEDES SOME POWER, or they won’t be peace and stability in the country! Maintaining the status quo, with Kiir at the helm, is UNTENABLE. Kiir has TWO OPTIONS: (1) CEDE SOME POWER, (2) LEAVE POWER.....The choice is entirely his!

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    • 11 February 08:32, by Not your taste

      Eastern,
      The fear of the unknown is piercing Kirr in his guts . Day and Night the moron is afraid of his own shadow. The two options you mentioned seems not to exist in his brain, stupid followers and the whole group of lunatic elites who are busy with their personal interest in the on going war in the country. These idiots think their being in power is for eternity like they never studied histor

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  • 8 February 07:08, by Jongo

    Kiir, Balshit, you are drunk again your words lose flavor cut the curb & start talking logic things are already out of control what people needs is you to leave Juba together with your gangs & go home go see your Luaks James or Taban can run the country better than you fool, Run Salva Run

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  • 8 February 09:28, by Games

    President had wake up again from Coma or probably hangover from his favourite drink Wishk. However, I totally I agreed with most of you participaters. Nobody gonna believe in Salva Kiir bulshits anymore. How Salva Kiir will bring peace, while he does not like the idea of two armies and don’t want to work with Machar.

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  • 8 February 14:40, by frank

    Mr kiir can still be forgiven and trust if at all he do means his words. but for how many times mr president do we(citizens) need to hear from you "peace, peace, peace" without action? instead butcher us again, again and again. please let it go for your legacy to remained not over shadowed
    i meant "STEP ASIDE "

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