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February 19, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan government Monday said it was facing difficulties with the peace agreement as the President who appoints the ministers of the transitional cabinet does not have the power to dismiss them.

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South Sudan former cabinet affairs minister Deng Alor Koul(Photo: Moses Lomoyat)

As the political forces are engaging in the revitalization process which aims to review the peace deal of August 2015 and to amend it, the faction of the SPLM-government loyal to President Kiir is now raising matters that it believes problematic, in a way to defend itself against the repeated accusations of obstructing the smooth implementation of the deal.

In statements to Sudan Tribune over the outstanding matters they have raised in Addis Ababa during the first round of the second phase of the revitalization process, Presidential Adviser Tor Deng Mawien pointed to the case of Foreign Minister Deng Alor who represents the SPLM former political detainees fact.

He said Minister Alor instead of defending the government political options and orientation he is still acting as a political opponent.

“You know the government has discovered a very big problem with the 2015 peace Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS). That agreement does not allow his Excellency the President of the Republic to make changes in the cabinet without the approval of the party which nominated the minister," said the presidential adviser on decentralization affairs and inter-governmental linkage.

The case in point is the issue of the minister of foreign affairs. This is the guy who goes out to join his group who are calling for the exclusion of the President from any government. They are also calling for placement of the country under the trusteeship of the United Nations, yet he is still part of the same government. He has forgotten that he is the foreign minister in the Transitional Government of National Unity which requires him to promote its activities,” he further stressed.

The presidential adviser was referring to replacement and removal procedures in the ARCSS which provides that "Each Party may remove its representatives in the Council of Ministers and nominate replacements by notifying the President and the First Vice President, with at least fourteen (14) days notice".

Mawien expressed hope that the next agreement would give the president powers to make changes in the cabinet without seeking approval from the nominating party, although the party would still make a nomination to the position from which changes have been made or making swapping.

Recently, Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told a local newspaper that the government wants the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deng Alor Kuol to resign on the ground of lobbying secretly for targeted Western sanctions against government officials.

In an interview with Al-Maugif Arabic newspaper, Minister Lueth claimed that Minister Deng Alor has been stepping up his lobbying for sanctions against South Sudan.

“We want him to resign from his position, but he does not want to do so,” Lueth said.

However, the government spokesman admitted that foreign minister cannot be removed from his ministerial position because he was appointed according to the 2015 peace agreement.

In October 2017, a twenty-member group of pro-government supporters have written a petition letter asking President Salva Kiir to remove from office Foreign Minister Deng Alor Kuol, claiming the latter was advancing regime change views.

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  • 19 February 23:12, by lino

    It is not the minister who will resign, but the whole Transitional Government! Make it tough for all, General Kiir should leave the seat immediately and nominate someone like Wani or Kuol Manyang to run the government and till revitalization process is achieved with a New Peace Agreement including all new political and military opposition forces including Gen. Malong’s group and others!!!

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    • 19 February 23:13, by lino

      South Sudan still has a long walk to freedom and peace!!!

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      • 20 February 05:24, by Kush Natives

        lino,
        South Sudanese are free, only betrays are abusing their own freedom. I was free since 1983.

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        • 20 February 06:28, by Games

          Exotic Kush
          Pure S. Sudanes will be free when you all these idiots aliens are get rid from this country. You those are supported Salva Kiir are there in this country for stealing our resources.

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          • 20 February 06:37, by South South

            Games,

            No single person on the face of earth will get rig of Kiir’s supporters in South Sudan because they are majority. If you are talking about war, then ask those who called themselves "White Army". They rushed to IO and came back with big numbers thinking that they will capture all South Sudan in a few days? What happened then? We all know. People are roaming in Khartoum for no reason.

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            • 20 February 08:13, by Games

              South South
              War is not about the number. Second, White army defeated your Godfather M7’s army and rushingly orders the international banning biologically chemicals on Army White. As results from chemicals in your soil at the Bor, they turning into your innocents civilians as I heard couple of days ago that over 300 people were poisoning by Unknown cause and 1 dead at the time. These unknown cause

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              • 20 February 08:24, by Games

                These unknown causes foods poisoning are those chemicals that were dumped into your soil by M7 of Uganda. For the fact that the whole world knows you guys can’t face White army alone without external backing up from the region. If you’re blindly think that you did defeat them. Why your government are wasting time to Ethiopia

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                • 20 February 13:07, by South South

                  Games,
                  White Army has been defeated miserably, tell me today the names of the towns White Army captured from our government? Zero, Some of them are roaming in Khartoum and in refugee camp in Ethiopia. We are very tired with people like you who use internet to win war. No real rebels today in Upper Nile, only pockets are there, sweet, enjoy it.

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            • 20 February 13:10, by Dootbaai

              @ South Sudan
              For your information, only the governments ministers, close friends and relatives of Kiir are the one supporting him now. The whole country is fed up including the army.

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        • 20 February 18:40, by lino

          Kush Natives,

          I can say you were not free from 1983 to date!!! Else we would not have fought till 2005, and now fighting South Sudan Government up to now!!! Freedom is not only giving a name to your country; lots of countries got independence more than 30 years ago, but yet they are hostage by their leaders!!!
          Freedom means peace, security, justice to all, great well being of citizens!!!

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    • 20 February 04:15, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Deng Alor Kuol, cannot on behave of government of South Sudan, due his nationality is a Sudanese.

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      • 20 February 21:49, by lino

        Hahaha!!! Makuac Lam, you have never said he not South Sudanese during the fighting of 1980’s and 1990’s! Whether South Sudanese leaders who are marooned by the why like it or not, Deng Alor Kuol Chol is a Southerner by constitution rights and ethnicity, and he will be the foreign affairs minister for South Sudan till Kiirdit death!!!
        If you guys are really men try to fight Ngok of Abyei!!!

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      • 21 February 23:07, by garrak1520

        Does it matter if he is Sudanese; thanks to him there is some respect for South Sudan. The man with the cowboy hat is not to be respected so thank God for having such classy guy as minister of foreign Affairs.

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  • 20 February 00:40, by Mayendit

    Here is we go, removed and appointed, dismissed and appointed. Let the accuser be investigated first so that, the proof will satisfying Public before shouting on air for removing Foreign Minister Affairs. South Sudanese people are getting too shames indeed, the way that government is running the system, people seem to lacking on how to do thing like the way others people does their things.

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  • 20 February 01:15, by john akeen

    Yes president should have more power to dismiss anyone who doesn’t do his/her job right, South Sudanese people should agree on that if they want good hurt workers that can do a good job for them. Oh by the way South Sudan gov should do what they have to do for their people and instead of paying attention to Rebels, Rebels wants war and people wants good service

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    • 20 February 01:24, by lino

      You Akeen and alike become out of your mind!!! If the Kiir’s Government is really doing the will of people, South Sudan would have not got into these messy situations!!!
      From the bottom up, they are doing the will of Khartoum and Kampala if you would to get it right!!! Keep crying rebels...rebels like Khartoum in 90’s and till you meet your fate soon!!! You are getting cornered!!! Revitalization.

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      • 20 February 01:40, by South South

        lino, you are one person who does not have single position. Pick one side and stand with it. Threatening people about war in South Sudan is simply naive because both sides will face it, not government of South Sudan alone. If rebels refuse peace and think that war will earn them power, then let them try.

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        • 21 February 00:09, by lino

          Ya South South,

          It clear to the people of South Sudan and the world that your uncle is not for PEACE!!! Why the Government Delegation is insisting of removing punishing "PEACE SPOILERS"?!!! Explain please and don’t wonder around!!!

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    • 20 February 05:34, by jubaone

      John Akeen,
      I am not even sure whether you jienges can provide services to people other than fighting and killing. Service provision requires skills which in turn requires education. You don’t have any of them. You don’t just eat, sleep and shit. Oh I forgot, rape, steal and kill. Worthless

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      • 20 February 06:27, by South South

        jubaone,
        Why do you continue insulting Dinka tribe while the liberated you from fake Arabs? What services you are talking about during the war? If we want services, then let’s stop the war. For a country to be a good country, you MUST have good army like US, UK, France, Russia and China. South Sudan MUST have good army. Talking about education at this time is very naive while you talk about war.

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      • 20 February 06:39, by Dootbaai

        That is a rubbish call!

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      • 20 February 07:15, by john akeen

        JUBAONE
        I told you last that, the Jienges that you’r talking about are the ones who gave you freedom and made you to have a country today, that’s why you’re talking like someone as become free, anyways the city it’s not for Monkeys, so you need to wait until Jienges give you an order for you to come to the city. We are MTN we give you an order or else you will be in the bushes for good, because

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        • 20 February 07:20, by john akeen

          we are watching every corner. Stop barking like small dog on the keyboard, you’re nothing without Nuer

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          • 20 February 07:27, by john akeen

            We the Jienges people we don’t sign any fake peace agreement. if you don’t believe me than ask Al Bashir he’ll tell you who’s Jienges people are and we cut SUDAN into two parts

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        • 20 February 10:26, by Jongo

          John
          You jenge gave shit to no body the freedom to this country came through referendum which was conducted in Equatoria by the Equatorians. You can’t fight The war was running in quatoria.We freed this land while you jenge work kadamin in Khartoum carrying jerdel on your head idiot dirty jenge we brought the freedom now you turn round & go back to where you came from stupid arian jenge khara

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          • 20 February 13:43, by john akeen

            Hahahahahaha you will never do anything, all you is barking like small dog you’re nothing to Jienge

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          • 20 February 13:44, by john akeen

            Hahahahahaha you will never do anything, all you is barking like small dog you’re nothing to Jienge

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        • 20 February 18:30, by jubaone

          South South and John Akeen,
          What freedom did jienges bring when they on their own volition are returning to their jellaba masters? Is this the jienge freedom when you can’t feed yourselves, build schools, hospitals for your people? What freedom where there is no social and personal security? Free your dull jienge brains and we can then talk at length.

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  • 20 February 05:10, by Whortti Bor Manza

    That’s a big lie. How did Salva Kiir dismiss Cirino Hiteng. Kiir is hesitant to suck Dengs Alors because of dinkanism.
    I hate you .

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    • 20 February 06:32, by South South

      That guy called Cirino Hiteng was dismissed because he went alone without authorization from the government and attended IGAD meeting and signed a document, Deng Alor is playing games. If he did one like what Cirino Hiteng did, he will be fired tomorrow. Omar Bashir fired Pagan Amoun during CPA. This is not unusual thing.

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      • 20 February 06:49, by Eastern

        Even then, Kiir acting the emperor, should have known that the ARCSS was crafted to clip his wings. With the ARCSS on the table, Kiir’s powers were reduced and shared out among his former bush comrades and the fool didn’t want to believe in that. His INTRANSIGENCE caused the J-1 fight and fed the neighbouring countries with more than a million and counting South Sudanese refugees.

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        • 20 February 07:07, by South South

          If people believe that Kiir’s power was reduced by ARCSS, then look to what he did to this useless man called Cirino Hiteng. What happened what Kiir took action against him? Nothing.

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          • 20 February 09:03, by Eastern

            Cirino Hiteng was just a small fish. Those that got a share of Kiir’s misused powers are the ones that pulled Kiir for negotiations in Addis Ababa. Believe me, Kiir will cede more powers for this country to stabilise!

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            • 20 February 11:46, by South South

              What about Riek? Was he a small fish too? We kicked him out from Juba with rotten feet and he ended up in jail in South Africa. Taban Deng took his place. I hope Riek is a small fish too. Kiir can give some power to rebels, Iam ok with that, but presidency, army and finance are nonnegotiable.

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              • 20 February 19:47, by Eastern

                South South,

                Are you HALLUCINATING? The reason why the ARCSS is being revitalised is because Dr. Machar is not involved in what’s going on in Juba! If Taban Deng perfectly fitted in the big shoes of Dr. Machar, yes he’ll be forgotten in South Africa sitting like a vehicle without wheels! Now you know who calls the shots!

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                • 20 February 20:15, by South South

                  Eastern,

                  Stop talking like a baby. Kiir is a president of everybody in South Sudan including Riek. Kiir MUST stay as a president of South Sudan.

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        • 20 February 08:09, by Koryom2

          Eastern,
          To be honest chap, the then so-called ARCISS was not drafted & negotiated by anyone----neither your Riek Machar or Pagan Amuom & even the current government delegation didn’t negotiate or drafted any of that damn ARCISS document. The whole document damn was drafted by the US, the UK, Norway----the then so-called IGAD-plus to be precise & pushed their damn rubbish onto the government>>>

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          • 20 February 08:16, by Koryom2

            of South Sudan to sign, to which the government refused & later on came & signed the damn document one week later in Juba & in front of South Sudanese people with "a lot of reservations". The traitors like Pagan Amuom & Riek Machar signed our country away to foreign countries’ interests. One really wondered aloud, did Mr. Riek Machar & Pagan Amuom read the damn document really?>>>

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            • 20 February 08:26, by Koryom2

              I for one, l really doubt it. But anyway, Mr. Salva Kiir should have stood up to the traitors like Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo and others eons ago & charged the traitors with high treason. And that bullsh*t being toyed around in the hotels of Adis Ababa shouldn’t be anyone business some of these days>>>

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              • 20 February 08:31, by Koryom2

                As l have stated time & time again on this web site, the traitors like Rebecca Nyandeng, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol, Kosti Manibe & others are being intentionally held hostage in foreign countries by their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between as their blackmails & bargaining cards against the current>>>

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                • 20 February 08:37, by Koryom2

                  government of South Sudan & against the South Sudanese people. And this is simply for the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between in our own region like ethiopia, North Sudan & to some small extend, Kenya. But the criminals are playing with fire. The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies even here in our own region want to football play>>>

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                  • 20 February 08:47, by Koryom2

                    our country & our people like what the evils played on the ethiopians, Congolese, Angolans, Mozambicans, Cubans, Eastern European, South Americans, Middle Eastern countries & some Asian countries during their then so-called cold war. In fact the same US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their evil allies are yet at it again. Geo-politically chess game playing DRC, CAR, Libya>>>

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                    • 20 February 08:53, by Koryom2

                      our own country, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine or even Venezuela in South America. And this whole bullsh*t is about other countries resources & influences. The US, the UK, France & some European countries considered Africa as their own backyard, that they can always mold & bully at whim>>>

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                      • 20 February 09:00, by Koryom2

                        and get away with it and that was why they bombed Libya here on our own noses. And African countries cowered like goats being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan, every country in Africa would want to come & boss our country & our people. Since our country is always considered by the evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus & their sleazy NGOs always claimed to have>>>

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                        • 20 February 09:07, by Koryom2

                          been midwifed with the US money, hence our country was to be a US or a European over sea’s protectorate & our people were to be the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between’s subjects. But some of our South Sudanese traitors who have sold out their damn souls to evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies>>>

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                          • 20 February 09:15, by Koryom2

                            in between even here in our own region. But the evils must be very very careful. Our country is not for sell and will never ever be for sell to any evil. The evil corporate America greatest charlatan, Barack Obama even used to call our country his "US national interest". How can another country be called another country’s national interest?>>>

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                            • 20 February 09:20, by Koryom2

                              pure bullsh*t, fellows we are going to see who is that sellout South Sudanese & a traitor who would bring the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between into our country. Selling our country in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa & foreign countries is one thing, but actually>>>

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                              • 20 February 09:25, by Koryom2

                                coming to back to our country to implement their evil corporate America, their English people, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between, would be different thing all together. Who says, we want the evils white Americans, English people, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between.

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          • 20 February 12:40, by Koryom2

            If I can ask you Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Deng Alor, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot & some other of our traitors; do the evils even think; that they would be welcomed back to our country from those brothels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa.

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      • 20 February 18:37, by jubaone

        South South
        Intelligent and conscious Equatorians like Cirino Hiteng would be stupid and foolish to be mixed up with jienge half idiots. He is a Dr and not a bush general. Only jiengenized and bastardized Equatorians would freely mix and interact with equal half idiots whose preoccupation is doing intellectually demeaning chores. Sorry.

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        • 20 February 20:12, by South South

          jubaone,

          You are really very stupid. Cirino Hiteng was under Kiir as a minister of Youth. He was bowing to Kiir everyday until Kiir kicked him out, shut up loser and support peace.

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  • 20 February 05:18, by Rajil Jalaba

    so funny though

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  • 20 February 05:24, by Masiah

    People of south Sudan not stupit to be fool

    beacuse Deng Alor is Dinka that’s why Kirr fear to dismiss him but if wwas non dinka like Cirino Hiteng it would be easy to dismiss,
    what’s the different between Alor & Cirino, they both implemneting peace too

    Kirr and Riak exclude from transitional period for peace

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  • 20 February 07:47, by Uror Son

    Fail Government.

    Gatkel ka Lou in Lankien Town

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  • 20 February 10:00, by gatkhornuerikajuba

    A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.

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