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S. Sudan president calls on regional leaders to end civil war

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February 22, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Thursday urged regional leaders to help bring peace to his conflict-ridden nation, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

The South Sudanese leader made the remarks at the 19th East African Community (EAC) Heads of State summit held in Kampala, Uganda.

The South Sudanese leader specifically called on the East African regional leaders to be supportive of African initiatives, stressing that war and insecurity are hindering positive development in the region.

He, however, reiterated Africa’s newest nation’s commitment and full support as a member state to the East African community to achieved infrastructure and health development in the region.

Speaking at the same summit, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni urged his counterparts to continue on the path of connecting people on the region and internal investment in infrastructure to boost the facilitation of production and productivity.

“While the rest of Africa continues to register slow growth, EAC is the fastest growing region. This is partly due to solving this bottleneck of communication by investing heavily in infrastructure,” he remarked.

Museveni also requested all partner states to focus on to the challenge of doing business in order to realize value for money for the investments the region makes in infrastructure.

“I wish to mention some of the challenges, like, delays in project delivery caused by procurement challenges. As heads of states, we agreed on the priority projects across the region, but we do not have in place a harmonized approach of procuring for these projects,” stressed the Uganda leader, also chair of the summit.

The two-day summit is under the theme: “Enhancing Socio-Economic Development for deeper Integration of the Community”.

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  • 23 February 07:40, by Mopedi

    Kiir should not just go and attend the lectures on EAC development, Yesterday I said it is too early for South Sudan to be the member of such organization. There are priorities SS must tackle first not being a member of such can bring stability, economic improvement, and cohesion. Making such remarks only anger those who love SS.

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    • 23 February 07:49, by jubaone

      Mopedi,
      Look at it this way, SS is like a wretched, blind, lame and sick orphan (sorry for this insulting comparison to many of our own orphans). It becomes a moral obligation of the healthy, strong and able EA "big brothers" to pick this "sick" child, pamper and wipe his "butt" clean. These tailess monkeys have made SS the laughing stock and "sick" child of EA that has refused to grow up.

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      • 23 February 08:54, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

        Lets hope the President is serious this time around to bring peace to South Sudan.

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  • 23 February 09:28, by deng

    MR. President for me, the peace will not come from outside, you as president will do more for peace to come not region or world, tough decision and painful one will bring peace. the change will come when we accept it to take place.

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    • 23 February 11:01, by Koryom2

      Mr. Deng, you are right pal, our country and our is being bullied by some lowly creeps---the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some their creepy allies in our region like ethiopia, North Sudan & Kenya and *their US, ethoiopia, North Sudan and Kenya to some small extent & even our so-called juus, their UN, NGOs & some of their their evil allies in between>>>

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      • 23 February 11:09, by Koryom2

        Why are the same criminals, in the governance of South Sudan since 2005, who sacked for *corruptions, incompetents and insubordination* take our people and our hostage in foreign countries like North Sudan, ethiopia & Kenya?>>>

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        • 23 February 11:21, by Koryom2

          The answer is---the traitors are working to sell our country evil their corporate, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, evil evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between. But the criminals are playing with fire. We are not going to live with the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & some of their evil allies in between>>>

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          • 23 February 11:26, by Koryom2

            The corporate America, the UK, their UN, NGOs, their evil juus & some of their sleazy allies in between has gone too far. And it must stop. We are here Mr. Deng.

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  • 23 February 10:20, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    At public levels there are various means this conflict can be reconciled politically, through elections, revolt within party, constitutional court, pressure groups, these political demand may be seek

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  • 23 February 20:05, by lino

    Hand power to Wani Igga or Kuol Manyang, and you will see peace very soon!!! Ethiopia and South Africa did it long time ago. You saw Peace in 2005 came to Sudan, but Bashir clings to power to date yet no peace and security. Then you became the President of SS and acted like Bashir and introduced War and violence; though got peace in 2005 and cling to power, but you see the result!!! Destruction?!!

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  • 24 February 02:34, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Just lack of seriousness and reasoning!! How can peace come from outside South Sudan when you driving war in the country. You lack patriotism and nationalism. You just want leadership without a purpose. Probably your leadership is for the benefit of neighbouring countries while our citizens continue to die of hunger and diseases while millions of our dollars are siphoned to Nairobi, Addis and Kla.

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