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March 18, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese officials have downplayed the five-weeks absence of Foreign Minister Deng Alor from Juba, claiming the ministry continues to run its activities normally.

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Deng Alor Kuol (Photo Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

Appointed in January 2016 as representative of the Former Detainees group in the national unity government in line with the peace agreement of 2015, Alor has been criticised for his criticism to the poor implementation of the signed peace agreement and continuation of the war.

Last February, Presidential Adviser on Decentralization and Intergovernmental Linkage Tor Deng Mawien deplored that the peace agreement does not enable President Salva Kiir to relieve Deng Alor saying that instead of defending the government political options and orientation he is still acting as a political opponent.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune on Sunday, Mawien said that there was no vacuum created by the absence of the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation.

"There is no problem. No vacuum has been created by the absence of Deng Alor. The ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation is running its activities normally. The absence of an individual does not translate to the absence of the institution," he said.

"It is Deng Alor who is absent. The institution is intact. There is undersecretary and are the relevant departments to carry on with their routine activities. When there is something beyond them, there is a presidential envoy on diplomatic and there is the president who is the chief diplomat. So nothing has been affected by the absence of Deng Alor,” he added.

The presidential aide claimed that the absence of foreign minister was a political strategy by the SPLM - Former Detainees group to portray the government as not interested in peace if the minister is removed from service.

The minister is reportedly is nowadays in Nairobi preparing with the other leaders of his groups for the resumption of the revitalization process which among others will discuss the security arrangement and power-sharing issues.

Undersecretary at the ministry of foreign affairs Baak Valentino Wol said separately that the ministry was running normally.

He said they did not experience any difficult despite the absence of the foreign minister.

"There is no problem. We are working normally. The absence of foreign minister has no effect”, said Wol.

The foreign minister has not returned to the country since he went to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate in the second phase of the revitalization forum.

(ST)

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  • 19 March 07:54, by Midit Mitot

    Deng Alor stand was so clear forks, He will not come back to your foolish government.

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  • 19 March 08:13, by Lenin Bull

    All sons and daughters of South Sudan should tirelessly toil for peace in their only homeland under the sun. Working for failure of government or blocking former detainees and SPLA-IO so that they don’t come back home are all sinful strategies. Me and my beloved family are praying for peace and working for peace. Period.

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  • 19 March 08:20, by Lenin Bull

    " There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare. War must be quick, short, and brief if cannot be avoided from the start." Sun Tzu. Are we not seeing the negative impacts of prolonged warfare now in South Sudan? How is our economy now? South Sudanese people have stopped being productive in villages, some ran to POCs, and refugee camps, roads are all blocked, etc.

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    • 19 March 08:30, by Koryom2

      Mr. Lenin Bull,
      What do you think the traitors like Deng Alor, Rebecca Nyandeng, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Riek Machar, Lam Akol & some of their other traitors will bring to our country? Nothing, absolutely nothing. In fact the traitors would want to bring the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, their NGOs & some of their of creepy allies>>>>

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      • 19 March 08:36, by Koryom2

        in between. Something that is not going to happen under the sun. We are here here Mr. Lenin Bull. We are not not going to live with the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, the so-called *ethiopia*, Kenya, North Sudan & their so-called UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between criminals in between in our country & against our people>>>>

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        • 19 March 09:19, by Sunday Junup

          Kuch, Rommen (Koyom2)
          Please contribute something new. we are tired of your multiplication of the same word. That is why i did not participate in some articles

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  • 19 March 08:26, by Lenin Bull

    How long should these negative trends continue? It is only political nincompoops whether in SPLA-IO, former detainees, or government who will ignore the current negatives symptoms of prolonged warfare on South Sudan( 1821 - 1955, 1955- 1972, 1983 - 2005, 2013 up to date). All these wars have reduced South Sudanese people to this current ugly stage we are in ( poor, illiterate, primitive,etc).

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    • 19 March 09:38, by Koryom2

      Mr. Lenin Bull,
      We are back chap. Don’t worry if you are in these areas. The Dinkas/Monyjieng of the Sudan are back. The US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their NGOs, and some of their creepy allies in the so-called ethiopia, North Sudan & Kenya are the ones being used by their evils (the US. North Sudan & Kenya). Mr Lenin Bull, there is no war here in our country, but the evil>>>

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      • 19 March 09:45, by Koryom2

        corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their so-called ethiopia, Kenya, North Sudan and some other foolish countries here in our region that think. Their white evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus, ethiopians or Kenyans were our allies must take their rubbish away from bullsh*t being sold around in the hotels, brothels & bars>>>

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        • 19 March 09:53, by Koryom2

          of Adis Ababa, Nairobi or Khartoum. We are not going live side by side with the *white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Arabs of Arabia, the Bantus of Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria. We want the Nigerian, *Olusegon Obanjo* report about the killing of the Nuer people in Juba>>>>>

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          • 19 March 10:02, by Koryom2

            for all l care, no Nuers were targeted by the government of South Sudan on the 15/12/2013. They made an outrageous coup to take over power with the help of the UN, their NGOs, their evil juus mercenaries, white South African mercenaries---one of them is here, he has been caught red red-handed, Mr. Endly>>>

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            • 19 March 10:10, by Koryom2

              We are going kill the evil. Riek Machar brought this fool as a white man who knows better than the South Sudanese men or women, the idiot is now going to be hanged. War is here fellows. If there are some people who want the evil juus, English people, Arabs, the cloned arabs of North Sudan, ethiopians, Kenyans or South Africans>>>>

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              • 19 March 10:17, by Koryom2

                Some of my South Sudanese fellows, this is what the evil white people want from our country, oil, leverage, to occupy our country & be giving our people their sorghum & let our people fight their resources wars. The Nuers are being used these days to fight our people by these vermins. But we have bombed our Nuers fools to their right place----Refugees camps & other countries>>>>

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                • 19 March 10:25, by Koryom2

                  Some of my South Sudanese friends, never consider the so-called ’Anglo-America’ countries; we are back fellows. South Sudan is a Dinka/Monyjieng of the SUDAN. We are here fellows, never worry fellow. We are are going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, Saudi Arabia, North Sudan & some of their creepy allies in between>>>>

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                  • 19 March 12:47, by Eyez

                    Koroyom/ Kuch

                    Can you Jienge pinhead please spare us from your rhetoric and endless chanting? It’s lacks substance and definitely sounds like the utterances of a man possessed with demons.

                    In other words, get fucked, arsehole. You’re stupid as fuck, idiot Jenge boy.
                    I’m ready to school your dumb ass, you foolish son of a bitch. We’re tired of your bullshit on this forum, full stop.

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                    • 19 March 12:56, by Eyez

                      Koryom 2

                      The above comment is for your sorry, pathetic ass, you piece of shit.

                      Go steal some cows or carry some shit for your Jalaba masters, that your uncles applied to join, you lowlife mongrel.

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                      • 19 March 13:35, by South South

                        Eyez,

                        You are sleazy and scum. Get monkey to eat and shut up. Other day you were blaming me for not correcting English mistakes from other monkey’s eater from Equatoria. Is that my job to correct you shit? You talk in internet like a real man, but if we meet in an open area, coward like you will hide. Shut up, Equatoria are followers as we know, even their languages are dying.

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                        • 19 March 15:44, by Eyez

                          South South

                          You little stupid boy, didn’t your empty headed uncles tell you who we Equatorians are, huh?

                          Let me tell you, my disillusioned friend, if you don’t know; Equatorians are the brains of S, Sudan, while you mob are just muscles that do the ’donkey’s work.

                          Our fathers taught your naked fathers how to wear an underwear under their ’jabong’ ya ariyan Jienge ita!

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                          • 19 March 17:32, by South South

                            Eyez,

                            What underwear you are talking about. In Equatoria, women wear tree leaves, men are naked. In Equatoria, you will see 30 naked men running after a very tiny rat to kill and eat. Shut up coward, if you have brain, you will not eat monkeys. You smell monkey poop. Dirty and sleazy.

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                    • 19 March 17:28, by Kenyang ll

                      Eyez,
                      You have surgically responded. Kuch is a retard, suffering from chronic schizophrenia. People should pay less attention to his same, daily rantings.

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  • 19 March 14:05, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It is not a surprise! Salva Kiir is the cabinet! He is the attorney general! He is the governor of bank of South Sudan! No wonder that is why there is a mess every where in the country. Let idiots like South South, Kush Natives continue barking. There will be time for them to answer their mischief to us.

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