Home | News    Wednesday 21 February 2018

South Sudan opposition blames government for failure to reach peace deal

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 20, 2018 (JUBA) - The coalition of nine opposition groups said a peace agreement could have been reached during the first round of the second phase of the revitalization forum if the government did not make impossible demands.

JPEG - 17.6 kb
The opening session of the revitalization forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 18, 2017 (ST)

According to the release, the government made a host of demands to distract attention from discussing the root causes of the conflict.

The opposition groups pointed to the attacks on the rebel positions in Equatoria, Bahr el Ghazal and Jonglei regions saying the purpose of the military operations was to portray the SPLM-Io as not interested in peace. Further, they said the government’s refusal to ink the declaration of principles was another indicator of the lack of interest.

“The government delegation also made a host of demands, including rejecting demilitarizing Juba and the major towns, dissolution of the sector in order to allow reconstitution of the army in a way reflective of different faces and ethnicities in the country”, the statement stressed.

On 16 February, the mediators suspended the talks to revitalize the South Sudan peace agreement after 11 days of discussions on the security and constitutional and governance matters without tangible progress.

Nyaba blamed the government delegation for insisting on maintaining the status quo, clearly undermining efforts aimed at advancing in institutional reforms and coming out with the system of governance.

The suspension was followed by a vigorous statement from the Troika countries who are engaged in the process besides the IGAD mediators.

The facilitators pressed the parties to do more on the outstanding security and governance arrangements in order to reach a meaningful agreement. Also, they called on the IGAD and African Union to identify those who violate the cessation of hostilities agreement expressing their readiness to back sanctions at the UN Security Council.

After the suspension of the talks, South Sudanese government officials sought to explain their positions and made several statements in this respect, stressing that the peace agreement is difficult to implement.

In a separate but related view, by Peter Adwok Nyaba former higher education minister and a leading member of SPLM-IO led by Riek Machar expressed doubt on the possibility to hold credible elections after the end of the transitional period by the end of May 2018.

" Even if it was possible to conduct elections during the rainy season, it would be a futile exercise as there are more than four million South Sudanese living in refugee camps in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, the Central African Republic and DR Congo. It would not be possible to bring them back to partake in elections in such a short time," he said.

So in the case that the high-level revitalization forum ends in an agreement, he proposed to establish a new transitional period focusing on reconciliation and repatriation and resettlement of refugees before to hold elections.

(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.
  • 20 February 21:47, by Kush Natives

    Because you rebels talk like babe that have nothing to loose from his/her mom. Now, you start blaming the government, because you’re literally losing hope, you have told you overtime, that peace is the only viable alternative option to end the conflict, but you idiots act like monkeys and rats. We wouldn’t accept your stupid trashy demand.

    repondre message

    • 20 February 21:56, by lino

      Haha!!! The Government should sign the Principles first brother! Then men can talk after; else they will be the only to blame!!! Kiir in a hot 💦 water!!! Accept or Exist? Choose one!!!

      repondre message

      • 21 February 02:03, by South South

        Kiir will not accept that stupid call to sign stupid documents. Anyway, the document is an optional, leave it there. There are 3 things rebels need to remember very well.
        1- Presidency is for kiir
        2- SPLA is the only army in South Sudan
        3- Finance: SPLM seat
        Peter Adwok Nyaba, is an old man who lose his mind, let’s not waste our time talking about him. Rebels can talk day and night as they want

        repondre message

        • 21 February 02:40, by garrak1520

          Stupid as your leader!!!You need to think about those 4 million in neighboring countries and may be 2 more million roaming the country. You talked about presidency: a moron is in "charge"; army, lack of discipline with infinite "generals"; Finance: all coffers are empty, no guaranty for salaries, food, fuel or papers to print documents. Assembly closed for lack of papers. Pride of a moron.

          repondre message

          • 21 February 06:00, by South South

            Coward, you will be roaming in neighbor countries for years to come, shut up. Wicked people, they think they will force us to give them power by using coin rebels.

            repondre message

            • 21 February 06:07, by jubaone

              The virtue of a jienge is being brave, brute fighting and getting killed in the process. He uses his muscles and not his brains to get to his point. Thank God that he cant have both. Just the ordinary savage and idiot.

              repondre message

        • 21 February 05:49, by jubaone

          Eastern, Rhino, Whorrti, Jongo etc..
          We as Equatorians should concentrate more on things that get us closer to State of Equatoria" than worthless endless discussions with jienges who want to let SS remain the way it. Let us mobilize our people and stand the way our forebearers (Equatoria Corps) in Torit did. They never needed jienge help. Just Forget SS for a while.

          repondre message

          • 21 February 05:57, by jubaone

            IGAD, AU, Troika and the rest have written off SS and the message to the rest of the Equatorian leaders like Cirillo, Bakasoro, Henry Odwar to stop this nonsense and focus on Equatexit. The Collo, Nuer, Fertit and the rest can take care of themselves as teams. We cared more for them than ourselves and allowed them to take refuge in Equatoria to a point we can hardly "squat" in our own lands.

            repondre message

            • 21 February 06:02, by jubaone

              The past events are a clear signal of worse things to come, again rearranging with jienges in a state that is already decaying and rotting. The entire burden of developing SS may be left to Equatorians alone, bcoz the rest are lazy and not hardworking but love to fight and steal. That is not "Equatorian". We rather invest in hardworking, progressive and intelligent Equatorians to develop our state

              repondre message

              • 21 February 07:06, by Eastern

                jubaone,

                The BURDEN of being in the same country with the jenge is what we have to fight collectively. Any of our own giving leverage to these morons always pays with their lives. There are numerous examples of these out there.....The saying that the presidency is for Kiir is an anathema in itself!

                repondre message

            • 21 February 06:03, by South South

              jubaone,

              South Sudan is one piece of land, Equatoria is included. If you want Equatoria only it means you have to move out from South Sudan land called Equatoria and created new Equatoria in Uganda refugee camps maybe.

              repondre message

              • 21 February 06:12, by jubaone

                South South,
                You should go back to your jienge luaks scumbag. Equatoria for Equatorians, luaks for jienges. I have told you million times, take it or leave it, without Equatoria, SS is just another shithole country. Jienges have NO identity except through Equatorians. We have made you "humans" and now you can pride of a country called SS. Every jienge says "I love Juba- ko´dot"

                repondre message

                • 21 February 06:46, by South South

                  jubaone,

                  I have no doubt that you have good education, but have big doubt about your manhood, you are coward and you talk to much and do very a little. We know how to fight and liberated our country, that’s the key point we need to focus on. As you can talk under computer only, that’s OK for me. When you decide to come back to South Sudan for peace, you will be forgiven.

                  repondre message

                  • 21 February 07:02, by jubaone

                    South South,
                    As a typical jienge, you like to "do" things and have less "talking". I fully understand that especially as one is intellectually incapacitated and cant articulate much through talking. This also explains why jienges feel comfortable in "doing or fighting" and less of peace talking. It is just not your strength, you just cant think. Sorry brother, I cant help you out here.

                    repondre message

                    • 21 February 07:52, by South South

                      jubaone,

                      South Sudan without Dinka is a very useless place in the world. Fake Arabs will be spreading Islamic laws right now if we did not stop them with our blood. Coward people were hiding like chicken and they were not to be seen anywhere.

                      repondre message

                      • 21 February 08:47, by jubaone

                        South South,
                        Rephrase that to; South Sudan with jienges is a very shithole country. If you can’t do anything for your luaks that have no war, what can a jienge do for those areas engulfed in war? From nothing comes nothing. The typical brave fool". Much muscles 💪, tough talk with limited brains.

                        repondre message

        • 21 February 07:00, by lino

          South South,
          We will see tomorrow is coming!!! What if Kiir decided to sign the document in Juba again like usual?! Or decides to leave the presidency to uncle Malong or diplomat Telar Riing?!!!

          repondre message

          • 21 February 07:49, by South South

            lino,

            You are very little Equatoira who was in Egypt in 1980s and have contributed nothing to our liberation, maybe you are an old man and we should not take your words seriously because you lost the power of thinking as your age is preventing you to produce anything good. Just keep releasing useless statements under your computer.

            repondre message

            • 21 February 21:46, by lino

              Hahaa!!! South South,

              The day you really know me!!! South Sudan will be in peace with itself and it’s people! Poor mind! What we have done during late Dr. John Garang you marooned didn’t do a bit during Gen.Kiir Mayardit. Back to school or luak! Choose one.

              repondre message

              • 21 February 23:20, by lino

                Just tell me what Monyjang section you are, and I write your psychological mind set!!! Choose from these:
                1- Agar
                2- Bor
                3- Padang
                4-Rek
                Let me know next time!!!

                repondre message

        • 21 February 08:16, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          South South,

          You should call yourself Dinka Dinka instead of spewing rubbish here. Put into your empty skull the fact that the presidency of South Sudan belongs to any citizen of South Sudan and not Kiir alone. You should also know that SPLA as it stands now is a Dinka militia and it should be disbanded and reconstituted nationally i.e multi-ethnic constituted army.

          repondre message

          • 21 February 08:53, by South South

            jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

            You are just a big coward who love to take too much under computer. Just come and show me how you will disband SPLA, right now, come we are waiting.

            repondre message

          • 21 February 09:52, by jubaone

            Jur,
            You may not beat a jienge in a battlefield, but one Thing is sure, he CANT beat you in thinking. We live in two completely opposing worlds and it is only Logical-part ways. Equatexit is the only wonderful thing that will happen. The country is already broken. Go to your village now, you see no MTNS except perhaps vivacell.

            repondre message

            • 21 February 14:09, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

              Jubaone,

              South South is a bag of shit that does not know what he writes in this medium. He does not know South Sudan as a country gets its legitimacy from all the citizens of the country. if Equatorians opt for self determination no one under the sky will bar them. He talks of liberation now and then while he has not liberated himself politically.

              repondre message

              • 21 February 14:21, by South South

                jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

                Stupid, let’s say Equatoira in 2011 voted for unity of Sudan. Let’s say Bhar Gazal voted 33% for South Sudan. Upper Nile voted 29% for South Sudan. Equatoria voted 30% for unity of Sudan, still 62% of Bhar Gazal and Upper Nile will win our freedom, stupid, shut up.

                repondre message

                • 21 February 16:16, by jubaone

                  South South,
                  Jienge bullshit. I recently came across a document once that was authored by DUP Chairman Mirghani Ahmed Osman to his coalition Umma partner Sadig el Mahdi around 1984-5. It was a strategy paper on "arabization and islamization" of SS. In that document, they spelt how, when and why this was to don’t and the inherent challenges.

                  repondre message

                  • 21 February 16:22, by jubaone

                    On that document they stated that Equatorians due to their distance from Khartoum, more specific actions were needed than for jienges or Nuers who though wild and seem opposed to their policies would easily be coerced. That is when the foundation was laid to bribe jienges and Nuers. Equatoria was later on vehemently under attack from "Friendly Forces" who later on became the PDF of Bashir.

                    repondre message

    • 21 February 02:29, by Games

      Exotic Kush
      Even the IGAD, AU and others clearly stated it was the government was obstacles for peace. You are absolutely right on that IO has nothing to lose. It is your government would continuously lossing everything if they are not going to accepte IGAD leading
      peace proposal

      repondre message

      • 21 February 05:57, by South South

        Games,

        Nothing like that we have seen from IGAD and AU of blaming government of South Sudan. Please show us here any document you have to support your claim. However, why are you talking about IGAD and AU to help you, I thought you have White Army which has not been defeated in the history of mankind, let them capture South Sudan for you.

        repondre message

        • 21 February 06:34, by Games

          South South
          This is a what I mean by saying that IO has nothing to lose because they have White which don’t need pay to fight in the
          longer running. While you have unpaid soliders which currently deserting front line and most of the Aweil would probably deserts Army soon.

          repondre message

          • 21 February 06:41, by South South

            Games,

            There is nothing called White Army right now, those children Reik forced to fight for him were totally destroyed, the only Nuer forces I know at this time are those of Taban Deng which are our friendly forces. Some Nuer thought war is just easy and they will get South Sudan in a few days, but it turns out they are very wrong. Keep roaming in Khartoum or refugee camps in Ethiopia.

            repondre message

            • 21 February 07:35, by Games

              South South
              Keep misleading yourself and those who are associated with you that there are no White army exists in the South Sudan. I am in Frontline around Malakal and I will never leave this my lovely beautiful country to foreigns thugs like.
              Your time is coming to an end soon

              repondre message

              • 21 February 07:43, by South South

                Games,

                You see how you are lying. No single rebel near Malakal at this moment I was there 3 days ago. Yes, Malakal has been destroyed, but who own those buildings and businesses that have been destroyed? Are Nuer and Shulluk. They destroyed their own houses. White Army is a history, they are gone, done, finished and don’t exist.

                repondre message

        • 21 February 14:21, by jubaone

          South South,
          Why don’t you tell your fellow jienge squatters around Nimule that peace has come and White Army have been defeated. They can go to their luaks and now lead peaceful lives. No fear for Nuer or Murle. Be first and go home instead of squatting and spewing rubbish in the net. No place called home 🏠 ya MTN?

          repondre message

          • 21 February 16:50, by South South

            jubaone,

            You see how you are struggling to get things right. I told you 100 times that South Sudan is one piece of land we liberated it, we have right to live wherever we choose, you get it?

            repondre message

            • 22 February 15:00, by jubaone

              South South,
              If that were the case, why did jienge Bor fight over a piece of land between the Nyara and ? clans? Every ethnicities in SS have their ancestral lands. Equatorians for Equatorians, jiengeland for jienges, Nuerland for Nuer etc. Yours is migration or exodus of a people like mbororos. No place called home.

              repondre message

      • 21 February 13:06, by Kush Natives

        Games,
        We have told you overtime and overtime that, we in the government were and still committed to peaceful solution in our country since you rebels evacuated Juba in 2013, but you idiots keeps deceiving the whole world that military intervention is the solution, now, we’re here with UNIMISS personnel peacefully, while you’re still outside.

        repondre message

  • 21 February 01:44, by john akeen

    Rebels like. We blame you gov for chasing us away from the City and now we’re acting like monkeys because of you and we blame you for keeping us in the bushes for long time, we blame you for not accepting our stupid demands or idea, we blame you for our mistakes because you’re our gov, we blame you for everything that you can imagine of,because it’s looks like you doesn’t want to be our gov>>

    repondre message

    • 21 February 02:12, by john akeen

      anyways our govs are not for bogus ideas,you Rebels need to take that stupid impossible demands to the monkeys king in the bushes that you’re in, he/she the monkey king might agree with you and might sign it for you because monkeys don’t giva damn about each other, and plus you rebels are already monkeys.You need to be patience until jienga or MTN give you an order so you can return to the city

      repondre message

    • 21 February 07:56, by Landlord

      John

      that is poor English to say you doesn’t accept to be our government.

      repondre message

  • 21 February 04:55, by Mayendit

    The rebels are talking for political benefits but they don’t cares about South Sudan as a sovereignty nation otherwise, they would have not brought up the Idea of handing South Sudan to UN.? There were about 3 million dies during the 21st civil war in the Sudan and UN, kept quiet did not says anything to Sudan’s government. I have not hear in any nation that, citizens demands security be dissolve.

    repondre message

  • 21 February 05:09, by Mayendit

    The former Western Equatoria governor col, Joseph Bangansi Bakosoro said, the SPLA will selected equally by divided in to all counties and this is absolutely a very dumbest Idea which I had never seen in fact that, he has nothing in his mind than hatred and discrimination. His home-State was liberated by SPLA Dinkas and few of Nubian people but now he turned against those who fought very hard.

    repondre message

    • 21 February 14:15, by jubaone

      Mayendit,
      W. Equatoria especially Zandeland was the only region in SS whose fighting SPLA force under Gen Samuel Abujohn was exclusively Zande and almost 90% Equatorians. Jienges were more concentrated in E and C where they could easily get arms from Uganda or flee to refugee camps. Many preferred squatting in Nimule just in case. Revise your history and don’t brag yourself with stolen success.

      repondre message

      • 21 February 14:24, by South South

        jubaone,

        Shut up a little bit. Azande tribe of Western Equatoria are calling Bari "AWORO" (foreigners). They do not like Bari.

        repondre message

        • 21 February 18:35, by Eastern

          All tribes in Africa have derogative names for their neighbours or those outside their communities: dinka call others jur, nyamnyam, etc. Others call them jenge and lately MTN. This is Africa!

          repondre message

        • 22 February 06:50, by jubaone

          South South
          How could Azandes call Baris foreigners, when there are NO or hardly many Baris in Zandeland as there are Azande in Bariland? James Tombura, Renzi, Abujohn all lived in Juba and were architects of KOKORA (bari word). They were at home. If any, AWORO is for all foreigners like what we call all non-Bari (jur). A jienge is "juronit" or "lugor, mbororo, woro-kango, MTN, kwerkwer"

          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


Open letter to South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority 2018-09-19 04:05:10 By Telar Ring Deng On the cold morning of 9th September 2018, we were all in utter shock and bewilderment at the very tragic accident that occurred in Eastern Lakes State when a Plane crashed (...)

Sudanese have become prey of mercenaries and Janjawid militias 2018-09-17 09:59:30 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The Janjaweed bandits have been raging in the land of Darfur in particular and Sudan in general with corruption, havoc and destruction, more than a decade on. The (...)

Khartoum’s peace agreement: A looming disaster 2018-09-15 07:42:34 By Duop Chak Wuol Throughout the South Sudanese peace process, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) has been faced with serious political issues. These issues make it (...)


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.