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South Sudan president rejects conditional SPLM reunification

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March 6, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has rejected a proposal seeking to reunify under some conditions the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement which has split into more than three factions.

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President Salva Kiir speaks during the inauguration of the new SPLM premises in Juba on 15 November 2013 (Photo Moses Lomayat)

“How many times has SPLM been left and people returned to it without attaching a condition. Ask Taban Deng Gai, when he returned to SPLM did he give any condition? Did William Nyuon give any condition? Did Lam Akol give any condition?" he said.

"Kerubino did but what happened, he left and we know what happened when he left? "

After his split from the SPLM Commander Kerubino Kuanyin Bol joined South Sudan United Army, a militia headed by Paulino Matip in 1999. In September of the same year, he was shot in a quarrel between Commander Peter Gadet with Paulino Matip.

"If the reunification is tied to any condition, the process will not be held hostage. We will go ahead with those who are willing to participate and return without condition”, said President Kiir.

South Sudanese leader was speaking during a meeting at the State House with SPLM leadership to discuss country’s current political situation on the regional Peace revitalization process.

The meeting also discussed the agenda of SPLM political bureau meeting due to take place in coming days.

Attended the meeting, Vice President James Wani Igga in his capacity as the SPLM Deputy Chairperson with Jemma Nunu Kumba, Minister of wildlife and the SPLM Acting Secretary General.

(ST)

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  • 6 March 20:03, by lino

    You are not SPLM anymore guys!!! You are SS Separation Movement!!! SPLM cannot be headed by thick headed fools!!!

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    • 7 March 06:00, by Resolution

      The president has only mentality of threatening to kills no peace in his mind he is confused.

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    • 7 March 09:59, by Midit Mitot

      Money thinking President,peace is more about forgiveness and reconciliation, if you don,t want this, what peace are you talking about?

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    • 7 March 20:03, by garrak1520

      Mr. President: you always bring SPLM (past);SPLM is over with, right now it is survival mode for the country and if you decide to stay in power you will drag the country in the mud (Economic collapse). Think about those comrades who pored blood for a better future, resign, it is not a failure but courage on your part. Mr. President, how about a brighter future for all children and yours too.

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  • 6 March 21:03, by Eastern

    I like it when those CLAIMING leadership hard-line; hapless folks will die but their very end is neigh....

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  • 6 March 21:54, by Games

    I completely agree with the Salva Kiir on that SPL-JCE unification things. Those Alliances Oppositionss split and formed their owns party. They should stick with what they have and stop that silly thoughts of SPL-renification. Such reunify is called by M7 of Uganda and if not agreed with it, he should consult his Boss before generalising. We IO don’t want this fake reunification.

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  • 7 March 01:31, by lino

    From Wol Deng Atak:

    "The regime through its propaganda machine has preached to the common members of Dinka community that the community is under existential threat of being annihilated by internal forces supported by the outside world through this claim cannot be substantiated."

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    • 7 March 01:35, by lino

      Cont: "Although the regime knows its message of the imminent annihilation of the Dinka community is false, it continues only to misinform the unsuspecting community for a purpose of securing the support of the victims thereof - fitting communities against each other for regime’s goal of longer life in power."
      Wol Deng Atak

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      • 7 March 10:40, by deng

        Lino/Wol

        I think the first people who come up with such propaganda are rebel when they announce that the war is between Nuer and Dinka then regime and those who are working hard online against Dinka, such people are real supporters of regime. some Dinka support Kiir for they seen threat against their existence and some know that such propaganda is done by politicians with shallow mind,

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        • 7 March 10:42, by deng

          who don’t know the results will be destruction of the nation

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    • 7 March 05:24, by Mayendit

      Lino
      A-shame on you. I don’t see any reason of taking word out of context and use it wrongful way and this is not merely showing your foolishness but also indicated that, there is nothing in your mind other than using someone full name with different article not related. Please stop using Wol Deng Atak name and quitting posting comments if you are running out of Ideas.

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  • 7 March 05:12, by Mayendit

    Lino
    You are using wrong quotation and attached with wrong form
    On your first comment, you are telling people that, they are not SPLA/ SPLM but South Sudanese well, learn from others historical movement like Kenya Mou Mou movement and Tanzania CHM Revolutionaries, these names of historical movements are still useful in those countries therefore, the SPLA/SPLM is a historical name, will stayed.

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    • 7 March 19:14, by lino

      Ya Mayendit,

      You better understand things in broader context Ya big fool. This So-Called SPLM in the South Sudan don’t deserved using it because SPLM as founded by Dr. John Garang is not for killings. It stands for Liberty, Justice, and prosperity.
      Tell me which one you achieved with your 15 years with Mayardit leadershit?!!!

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  • 7 March 06:03, by Lenin Bull

    I don’t support SPLM reunification because it has lost meaning and purpose. SPLM internal quarells became everyone ’s problem and as a result the country was set ablaze, innocent women, children, disabled and elderly persons were all wiped out of existence especially in war affected areas like Upper Nile, Jonglei, and Unity, and properties worth billion dollars vandalized!! They looted the country

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  • 7 March 06:07, by Lenin Bull

    and went hid it abroad in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Australia, Canada, UK, Norway, USA, Sudan, Egypt, etc. We the common abused folks need the God damned SPLM factions to negotiate comprehensive peace all over the country to be followed by general elections immediately.

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  • 7 March 06:21, by Lenin Bull

    Why come back after separation in the first place? Can a wife who unilaterally leaves her husband and becomes a whore returns on valentine day and tells her husband: Sweet ie you are my sunshine, my honey, my love, let us kiss, love and stay forever!! SPLM reunification after they killed our people and destroyed our country!! Fools

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  • 7 March 06:39, by Lenin Bull

    SPLA-IO rebelled claiming that the 10 state system was wrong and formed their own 21 state system. Now they want the country to go back to 10 state system!! Why confusion in the first place, and why kill people first because of that which you reject and want again? This is sheer criminality punishable.

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    • 7 March 13:47, by Theallseeingeye

      Lenin Bull
      "SPLA-IO rebelled claiming that the 10 state system was wrong and formed their own 21 state system". STOP being naive, We have never seen a state been run by IO, let alone the 21 state system. in fact the 21 state system was mere proposal and was never literally implemented, and even if It has been implemented, IO have never imposed it on ARCSS nor on the people of SS.

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  • 7 March 09:20, by Political Affairs Advisor

    South Sudan is exactly like a confuse frog that just jump from place to place and end-up jump in a fire under this jieng Council whose minds is totally defused.
    They thought we are producing a positive politic but, they don’t know that the ideas they come-up with, is an idea that uneducated mind with decayed mind can think. that is why I use to say,SS people are cursed by God given this regime.

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  • 7 March 10:35, by Deng Marham

    People must not give conditions if they really needs peace in this country.

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  • 7 March 10:38, by Kush Natives

    This is an English rebels understand, they (rebels) always preach that the president must step down, now he accept to step down, come back to Juba asap! If you rebels are not reasoning well, how would you keep preaching dangerous message? Now we agreed, Kiir must step down and bring Riek Machar with you together with you, when you’re ready. Peace is coming soon folks.

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  • 7 March 14:10, by Theallseeingeye

    If I may ask, Who suggested this reunification things in the first place. I thinks its Kiir and his cohort, and if I am not mistaken they even claimed that SPLM reunification and ND were the only viable approach for bring lasting peace to South Sudan. today Kirr rejected it because of conditions. did he (Kiir) except people to come and surrender like Taban Deng then he calls it a reunification????

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  • 10 March 08:50, by jenifer

    Ateny Wek Ateny, in advance denied that Gen. Malong is underneath residence arrest. but Malong says he has been placed beneath residence arrest. hire someone to write a research paper he stated that he sought permission from President Kiir to tour to perceive through DNA check the frame of his daughter killed in a dormitory that was gutted through fire i

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