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Exclude Kiir, Machar from coalition gov’t: rights body


February 14, 2018 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese human rights body wants the new Transitional Government of National Unity to exclude the incumbent President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar

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President Salva Kiir adresses a joint press conference on 9 July 2016 (Reuters Photo)

The Center for Peace and Justice (CPJ) says excluding the two leaders will enhance the working relation in coalition government.

“Experiences have shown that they [Kiir and Machar] cannot work together anymore, and it was clear when President Kiir tried to assassinate Riek Machar on 8, July, 2016,” said CPJ’s executive director, Anthony Tito.

The outspoken human rights activist wants the incumbent leader and his main political rival to instead nominate senior officials from their respective parties to run the government during the transition period.

“President Salva Kiir should resign from presidency and nominate one of his senior officials from SPLM [ruling party] and the SPLM -IO [armed opposition] should nominate person to first vice president position, while Taban Deng and Wani Igga be accommodate as assistants to the president and their role is to follow up on the implementation of council of ministers decision,” stressed Tito.

The other option, he said, is to maintain both Machar and President Kiir, but need to be monitored by the international community.


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  • 15 February 09:17, by frank

    i think its pretty clear the peace obstacles of south sudan are these two men with their sycophants, kiir after being abandon by his splm groups was picked and crowned by khartoumas elites who knows nothing about good governance and struggle that let into independent of our nation,machar with primitives Nuer who know nothing about govt in fact machar doesnt like the educated Nuer they shld go all

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    • 16 February 19:31, by garrak1520

      Kiir, Machar, are the impediment to stability and welfare of the South Sudanese people; if not understood by South Sudan, well then we are not different from those roaming cattle in the country. We are at the learning stage as a nation and seeing changes in South Africa, Ethiopia must give us courage to kick these two uncaring "leaders" out.

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  • 15 February 09:47, by Lenin Bull

    Tito,you are a naked rebel.In short you are SPLM-IO agent under the disguise of Civil society or the so called human rights cover. You are paid by enemies of South Sudan to always shout negative statements and accusations against the government. You naively think that if your poor movement called IO failed militarily to overthrow the government, you can use IGAD, TROIKA, and UN to do smart coup

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  • 15 February 09:53, by Lenin Bull

    on your behalf!!. you have inherited the stupidity of your old grand dad and this is betrayed by your clumsy suggestion that President Salva Kiir and Dr.Riek should be excluded and these excluded should nominate their supporters for their seats!! What is the difference here? because supporters have the same feeling and political disposition? They are the ones fueling the war now their behalf

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  • 15 February 09:58, by Lenin Bull

    We all need peace now so that people go for elections and after that we all embark on rebuilding our shattered lives. Our collective future is destroyed if you Anthony Tito don’t know by this meaningless continuous fighting and destruction of properties in South sudan especially by IO madness and war proclivity which is typical of barbarians.

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  • 15 February 10:02, by Lenin Bull

    We had no schools, no universities, no colleges, no hospitals, no roads, no airports, etc when we separated with Arab Islamic Republic of Sudan on 9th of July 2011. We should embarked seriously on making capitals out of our independents like the rest of our fellow Africans have done with their precious independents!! But Dr.Riek and his faction SPLM-IO should to derail all of us under the tutelage

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    • 15 February 10:17, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      Dont freak out ya jienge! The idea of getting both men out of SS politics for now isnt bad at all. Dr. Riak may get an executive position by any international agency or lecture at any academic institution. Our problem is the Kiirminal; what to do with him. IGAD should buy him 1000 cows and let him go do some herding and farming. That will keep him busy. Malong was already doing that.

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    • 15 February 10:47, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      Are we any different than before we broke off from the jellaba. How different is the jienge from the jellaba? The other has a turban on his head, the other has trademarks on his forehead, same shitholes.

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  • 15 February 10:06, by Lenin Bull

    of Arab Islamic ideologues in Khartoum. when will you learn and reason for yourselves folks. Khartoum knew that our independence was going to disprove and shame them for good. Any way aluta continua. We will disprove them wrong soon again no matter how much they try.

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  • 15 February 12:13, by Uncle J

    At least the IGAD, Troika countries and the UN will not work to stop unknown gunman from getting rid of traitors like Anthony Tito

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    • 15 February 14:58, by Redeemer

      Makako thinking cannot work in 21st century. I only read Sudan tribune because of your comments, I don’t know how long it will take you to stay in free Dinka country

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      • 15 February 15:16, by Redeemer

        Because of your greed for positions, the peace talks is come up with 4 vice presidents to a accommodate you, non of them will be a Dinka. hope you will like the move, 2 Makakos and the 2 for the rest of Southerners

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      • 15 February 17:06, by jubaone

        Just to refresh your jienge brain. A makako has never been domesticated but a docile cow 🐮 can be herded, controlled and eventually slaughtered. The only difference between you and a cow, is a cow goes on all fours and you just have to crawl and fix a tail in your shithole, and wow! You are a jienge cow.

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    • 16 February 05:51, by Kenyang ll

      Uncle J,
      Kiir’s gunmen led by Akol Koor who are harassing and killing harmless citizens for not agreeing with them are well known. It’s a matter of time before they find themselves being hunted. No South Sudanese has right to harass or harm anyone for having different opinion.

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  • 15 February 17:01, by dinkdong

    Only if Kiir resign like the SA president and Ethiopian prime minister, otherwise it is a good call to exclude Kiir and Riek from any future gov’t. They are nothing but selfish-destructive maniacs.

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