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IGAD ends Machar’s confinement but Juba rejects his participation in peace talks

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March 26, 2018 (JUBA) - The IGAD countries Monday have decided to end the confinement of the armed opposition leader Riek Machar in South Africa but Juba voiced its objection to his participation in the peace talks, claiming it undermines peace and progress.

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From the left Ethiopia’s FM Workneh Gebeyehu SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar and Sudanese FM Ibrahim Ghandour pose for a picture in Johannesburg on 5 Oct 2017 (ST Photo)

The decision was announced in a statement issued after a meeting of the IGAD Council of Ministers held in Addis Ababa under the Chairmanship of Hirut Zemene, Ethiopian State Minister for Foreign Affairs with the participation of ministers or senior diplomats from the east African bloc countries, including the South Sudanese Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Elia Lomuro.

The Council "decides the house arrest of SPLM/IO Leader Dr Riak Machar be lifted as soon as possible, on conditions that ensure he will renounce violence and not obstruct the peace process and he be allowed to relocate to any country outside the region and are not neighboring South Sudan; designated IGAD Ministers will propose and decide a possible location," said a statement the IGAD extended to Sudan Tribune.

The move comes against the will of the South Sudanese government which sought to convince the IGAD leaders and South Africa to keep Machar confined in Pretoria far from the region.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune after the meeting Minister Lomuro criticised the recommendation of the IGAD chief mediator Ismail Wais to end Machar’s confinement, pointing that "The gap between the Transitional government of national and opposition is too wide".

"The release of Dr Riek and his direct participation in the peace talks would frustrate the momentum and confidence being gradually built by the negotiating team,” he further warned.

Observers believe that keeping Machar far from the region would contribute to the fragmentation of the armed opposition group but would not lead to achieving a lasting peace agreement. Many point to the case of Darfur armed groups stressing it should serve as a lesson for the region.

Initially, the decision to keep Machar far from the region was justified by the need to prevent the resumption of hostilities in the country. But the armed clashes continue to take place despite the signing of a second cessation of hostilities last December ahead of the revitalization process.

During a consultative meeting of the IGAD Council Of Ministers, the South Sudanese cabinet affairs minister presented a position paper which calls on the regional support to the government against American activities.

“The Transitional government of national unity calls on IGAD to pay maximum attention to the negative impact of the U.S. policy towards South Sudan, the unilateral imposition of arms embargo and the more recent enlisting of South Sudan economic institutions, on the willingness of the opposition to engage faithfully in the revitalization process”, reads the report seen by Sudan Tribune.

“The Transitional government of national unity strongly believes that the opposition group now thinks the measures the U.S. is taking against the government in Juba makes it set to collapse and therefore see no reason to genuinely negotiate with a government , which they are due to takeover. This point is critical and must not be ignored because it promotes conflict rather than peace,” further said the paper.

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  • 26 March 23:28, by Malakal county Simon

    Dr Machar is a victim, and iam glad that IGAD finally see that!!

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    • 27 March 03:45, by South South

      Malakal county Simon,

      Machar has been a criminal since 1991. He is a criminal, he will live as a criminal and I expect him to die as a criminal.

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      • 27 March 04:52, by Games

        South South
        Come to Australia and USA and see it in your own blind eyes about which community are born criminals. Dinka community were made by Arab North as criminal society. Nuer community do not grow up criminal child. Machar is criminal purely because he is only man that are challenging the Dinkasims

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        • 27 March 13:13, by okello

          That is so funny IGAD business on south Sudan is progressing well. You see IGAD is complicating peace talk and those who are celebrating were killers and devil of all time. we are tired of war we want peace.

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      • 27 March 16:08, by jubaone

        South South,
        IGAD, AU have done a tremendous job and through the efforts of Nickki Haley and Trump, things are progressing on well. Uganda and Kenya will get some incentives to ensure that all Juba criminals and thugs are brought to ICC. The Kiirminal is "unfit partner" and must be dropped. He has turned into an Arab slave and friend of short-legged Chinese communists.

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      • 27 March 17:35, by Free at Last Viva!

        South Sudan,

        I can only see a hate for Dr. Machar in your comment. He was confine simply because South Sudanese leaders hate him, not because he was a criminal as you articulated.
        As you can witness, the civil war did not stop when he is confines in SA but, the war has continued: an evident showing Machar is innocent. Hence, his release from the house arrest.
        Congratulation Dr. Machar.

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    • 27 March 07:21, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      The house confinement of Dr.Riek in South Africa was unpopular, so it was against the will of the people of South Sudan therefore it is up who think the house arrest should not had been lifted to commit suicide or join me in support of the IGAD’s popular decisive action.
      Victory is certain.
      Viva Dr.Riek
      Viva SPLA-IO
      Viva South Sudanese in UNMISS camps
      Viva South Sudanese Refugee
      Viva freedom fight

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      • 27 March 13:35, by okello

        Just said it against your will, we are not part of your stupid war. you shame us over the word about your attitude of running after leadership and ignored the fact of being equal south Sudanese people.

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    • 27 March 10:20, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Malakal, marchar is not going anywhere around south Sudan. Just rereads the article again. It seems you are celebrating senseless article. I wouldn’t celebrate if I were you. Machar career is finished my friend.

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    • 27 March 13:12, by Midit Mitot

      Hhahahahhahah, Dr Machar is coming to South Sudan, I told many forks that if you don,t want Machar then hang yourself before Machar has stepped on his father land.

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      • 27 March 13:37, by okello

        @Gat Middit your father is finish nothing to celebrates

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        • 27 March 14:34, by Midit Mitot

          Okello,

          This name should be either from Shilluk, Acholi or Anyuak, if so, are you still supporting that thugs regime of Juba? Dr Machar will lead this nation whether you nincompoop like it or not,just wait for these few days.

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    • 27 March 18:03, by jubaone

      Malakal Simon,
      As we get more news of Riaks release from house Arrest and eventual participation in HLRF, more coin rebels allied to nyagat Taban will surely defect and rejoin Riak. I am confident that all Tabanists will soon defect. Just a matter of time! Stay Alert.

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  • 27 March 00:00, by Eyez

    Elia Lomoro

    Lugitöt lö nguti, dö a ’diöng lö Jienge. Stop running your dirty mouth. You’re a curse to us Pojulu people, and we hope your sins will haunt you and your family with all their children and grandchildren.

    The JCE/Kiir Dinka tukul government is falling fast, like a (rakuba) shed that’s collapsing to the ground.

    IGAD has finally woken up, with the U.S, behind the scenes, of course!

    X.

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    • 27 March 03:51, by South South

      Eyez,

      You a little monkey’s eater smell stink like monkey poop. Do not talk about Trum and US, talk about your Pojulu weak man. All monkey poop is all over your body, wicked. Where are your Pojulu fighters to top our government? Weak and sleazy.

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      • 27 March 10:29, by Eyez

        South South

        Go ask your primitive Uncles about the Pojulu people, you idiot. You’re a little boy that’s why you know nothing about what other tribes have contributed in the struggle, have you ever heard of Aggrey Jaden, Benjamin Loki or Samson Kwaje? just to name a few.

        You talk like a kid, so it’s a waste of time to argue with you.
        Your Dinka regime is spiralling down the toilet bowl.

        X

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        • 27 March 12:38, by jubaone

          Eyez,
          I see your point. What we should be doing is now mobilize our Equatorian youth for fullblown KOKORA or Equatexit. How wonderful, beautiful and progressive Equatoria will be without such "human burden". Do we really need jienges or any coin rbels, nyagats and a few Equatorian-jienge bastards? NO. Our MOTTO: One jienge settler one bullet, till they all quit Equatoria.

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        • 27 March 12:52, by jubaone

          Eyez,
          Riak MUST stand for FULL BLOWN federation or none. Equatoria is NOT a dustbin for jienges or nyagats, we want to develop ourselves and cant be held back by half idiots, worthless idlers and lazy fools. Should Riak refuse FEDERALISM, then Cirillo, Odwar, Bakasoro and all Equatorian leaders and youth MUST go our way. We have a people, army, land and flag ready.

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          • 27 March 19:15, by Eyez

            Jubaoone

            Getting rid of these Dinka out of Equatoria is inevitable and our number one priority, be it through Federalism or Kokora. Now that we have the means, our people are now geared up properly.

            The youth and men of Equatoria are standing tall alongside our leaders, ready to set Equatoria free of all these cockroaches, we are ready to make it or break it, period.

            X

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      • 27 March 12:27, by jubaone

        South South,
        Cool down little jienge. Dr. Riak is just being freed from house arrest and once he comes to Juba, then you have reason to rebel or go to your luak. I think it is you now having cow poop allover your body. Hang yourself now! You have no value to Equatorians.

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    • 27 March 08:31, by Lino Nhial Mayout Gong

      @Elia weele, arutu ulawya, jieng Uhura, infacts we the youths should remain behinds truth not supporting negative effects, perhads our vision us young generations’ to encourage peace not violence.

      lets us forget mind of primitivity of saying ss for Dinka but for all of us.

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    • 27 March 08:31, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Eyez,

      It is sad that this idiot is really a number one enemy of Equatorians in general and Pojulu people in particular. Never have I seen such a person who can sell the flesh and blood of his brothers for a stomach full of poo from those who rape, rob and kill our innocent people for nothing. He has let down Loka and entire Pojulu region, the home of Aggrey Jaden and Michael Loruwe.

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      • 27 March 18:53, by jubaone

        Jur,
        The jienge republic is broken and already done. The question is: what can we as Equatorians do now?

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      • 27 March 19:28, by Eyez

        Jur_likang_a_likang

        People like Elia Lomoro is a curse, and just like Judas, he will one day die hanging from a tree ( preferably, a Mango tree) with his guts out and his tongue stuffed up his back-side.

        Our late heroes and forefathers are watching him from their graves, and soon they will beckon him to burn in hell.

        X

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    • 27 March 13:54, by okello

      Eyeze and like you have to bear in mind an attitude that we doing toward dinkanism will soon affect us and there will be no stability. The same way of abandoning and form rebellion against whose leading is now copied by dinka, look Malong, anyone coming in to lead will be opposed and whole country will be at mess soon don’t laugh yet worse are coming though you side with American or UNMISS.

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  • 27 March 00:37, by Eyez

    The JCE/Kiir Jienge government, with its notorious Dinka-Warap-mafia must go, they’ve used and abused every system/law in the book.

    Does the ilitrate Jienge really think, S. Sudan can be ruled based on majoritism or popularism, rather than leadership?

    Because, in this Digital and big data age, being popular at one time in the bush, doesn’t automatically make you a leader, if you’ve no brains.

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  • 27 March 00:51, by Eyez

    The Junta in Juba must face the fact that, Machar will be part of the Peace process, if they like it or not. IGAD can’t afford to keep on appeasing a crumbling government that, is seen as a liability to the region.

    Bytheway, the Trump admin is now pulling the strings behind the scenes, that’s why IGAD is starting to move swiftly, like a belly-dancer.

    Both Kiir and Marcher must go, regardless!

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  • 27 March 01:41, by lino

    There you go!!! Nhial statement of yesterday has something to tell!!! IGAD knew at last , it was not Riek Machar the problem; rather than Gen. Kiirdit. The people wanted both ment out, so the country can try something else!!!

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    • 27 March 03:55, by South South

      lino,

      I believe you mean to say : "both men out", not "both ment out". You know from your heart we care less about wicked calls for Kiir to step down. You did try the war as a way to achieve that, what happened? You were defeated miserably, but now you are making empty calls for Kiir step down, for what? To give a country to betrayers and traitors?

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      • 27 March 04:50, by lino

        Ya South South,

        It is the only common sense that safe humanity!!! Up to now historians are confused even of what brought SS to war, but AU Inquiries points to Gen. Kiir as starter of the mess.
        The blamed, tried to kill, confined Machar, but war continued at mass level. Now they re-defined their formula and I hope they keep Riek loose and try to confine Gen. Kiir and see how this formula works!!!

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      • 27 March 08:27, by Theallseeingeye

        South South

        leave Lino alone and let him write the way he wants who cares, we understood it anyway, the Man is a happy man, in fact we are in 21st century, this are minor typing errors, its common with those who master the computer Keyboard, even me I commit such errors sometimes. he is a proud South Sudanese after all, not english man, so just shut up and leave us celebrate

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  • 27 March 03:12, by Theone

    The only person who doesn’t like this deal is riak machar
    He is a hotel and luxury ADDICTED.

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  • 27 March 03:22, by One people

    Congratulations to all of us South Sudanese people, now Riek Machar confinement as been ended which mean the war in our country is over. NO MORE WAR. Congratulations to all of us again. Now IGAD had finished with Digging Riek Machar Grave, now is time

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    • 27 March 03:43, by South South

      One People,

      Please read the statement from IGAD very well. Riek will be released on two conditions:
      1- Violence to be ceased by him
      2- He will be relocated in a country not neighbor to South Sudan.

      Tow big conditions on the release.

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      • 27 March 05:02, by One people

        Mr. South Sudan

        the statement says, Riek Machar is about to finish soon, if did not agree with what IGADs are telling him to do. The guy is death if he try SPLA again

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        • 27 March 20:32, by lino

          Hahaaa! Many People!!!

          Dr. Machar will not be near South Sudan or IGAD Countries, but I assure you Gen. Kiir will be the next target of IGAD Confinement if violence continues and revitalization collapses!!! Finger Crossed!!!

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  • 27 March 05:39, by Games

    War is about techniques and bravely, Tigraway defeated the strongest army in Africa in 1990 and they were only 4.6% in Ethiopia population at the time. Half Nuer defeated you in 2013, till M7 of Uganda and Kenya governments intervent and stop some few White army from overrunning the Capital, while you Dinka are claiming to be 30% in the country population.
    Oroma are nothing in Ethiopia and can’t

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    • 27 March 10:38, by Khent

      Game

      How many times must you idiots be told that the Nuer were 70% of the army when the war broke out in 2013? The Dinka were replaced and eclipsed when Khartoum’s Nuer servants returned in their tens of thousands. They had their successes until Malong got two (out of 25) Dinka sections to join in the tens of thousands...

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      • 27 March 10:46, by Khent

        What "bravery" are you on about? Where was this Nuer bravery when they allied with Khartoum and still failed to defeat the Dinka? The Dinka had to fight the entire SAF — an army of over 100, 000 as opposed to the 3,000 soldiers Ugandan soldiers Salva relied on before Malong mobilized and trained tens of thousands of Dinka soldiers and militiamen.

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      • 27 March 11:06, by Malakal county Simon

        Khent

        The Nuers maybe 70% in the army and that’s why you lame got defeated and begg UPDF right??

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        • 27 March 11:47, by Khent

          Malakal

          "Defeated"? Why don’t we apply that logic to your disgraceful, decades long alliance with Khartoum? Did you defeat the Dinka in the 90s when tens of thousands of Nuer militiamen joined 100, 000 SAF troops and 80, 000 PDF militiamen? You’re complaining of just 3, 000 Ugandans when you had a stronger ally - and still failed.

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          • 27 March 12:09, by Khent

            Where were the Ugandans when we defeated the Nuer in retaliation for the 91 massacres? You idiots keep on whining about the presence of a maximum of 3-4,000 Ugandan troops and claim that without the Ugandans the Dinka would lose despite the fact that the Nuer were defeated in the 90s when they had the SAF, PDF, Murahaleen, LRA, Fertit militias, Equatorial Defence force...

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            • 27 March 12:10, by Khent

              ..the Bari Popular Resistance Movement/Army and a multitude of tribes like the Toposa, Lotuka, Didinga, Boya, Acholi and many others. Khartoum also armed the ’Fertit’ - a name applied to more than a dozen different tribes in Western Bahr el Ghazal’s Raga county. These tribes included the Kresh, Yulu, Shat, Balanda, Feroghe, Buja, Kara and Banda. The Murle were also used against the Dinka.

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              • 27 March 12:12, by Khent

                The SAF had around 100, 000 men, and you’re complaining about only three [3] to four [4] thousand Ugandan soldiers? Ha, ha, ha. Matip was a Major-General in the SAF — a fancy title for a slave. You’re fighting only two [2] Dinka sections and you think you’re involved in a tribal war?

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                • 27 March 13:36, by jubaone

                  Khent,
                  Admittedly, Gen Matip was very successful in containing the SPLA and keeping it far off from the oil fields. No jienge SPLA ever had a chance to come closer. Today, the jienge regime has outsourced the war to Nuerland and so encouraged an intra-Nuer war. This has ABSOLUELY nothing to do with jienge military victories, it is Nuer war.

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                  • 27 March 14:17, by Khent

                    Jubaone

                    That worthless slave would have been destroyed if we did not have to contend with the SAF, PDF, the Misseriya, Rizgeit and over a dozen tribal militias in the South working for Khartoum. Paulino Matip was a Dinka traitor that used the fact that his mother was Nuer as a means of becoming wealthy and powerful...

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                    • 27 March 14:31, by Khent

                      ..Paulino Matip Nhial was the son of Nhial Deng Kot - a well known great man of Ruweng Dinka; Matip knew that his Dinka people would not join Khartoum, so he used his mother’s people [the Bul Nuer] to enrich and entrench himself. Paulino Matip Nhial was a traitor and an abomination...

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                      • 27 March 14:37, by Khent

                        ..The traitor spurned Dinka-Nuer social conventions by identifying with his mother’s side; people are mocked and called ’boys of women’ when they gravitate toward their mother at the expense of their father. Anyhow, I’ve spent too much time speaking of traitors.

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                        • 27 March 15:48, by jubaone

                          Khent,
                          Thank you for your insight on Gen Matip. It’s now murky and inconceivable who, what is the jienge or Nuer. Just as the nyagats are, so are jienges. As Equatorians, it only becomes logical to treat you both as one. That is why Equatoria has to go it’s own way. You could then go ahead to exterminate, kill, hug and marry yourselves as you wish.

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  • 27 March 07:08, by Lenin Bull

    Stop being emotional for nothing. It is the same Riek Machar we all know. He is not new and will not change anything. If any the Nuer youths should begin to worry because he is coming to drive them again into death fields and will die again like flies. He has sworn by Ngundaeng to go down with Nuer Nation. Those who are still following Riek are sheep that can be led into slaughter house without

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  • 27 March 07:12, by Lenin Bull

    a fight. Riek is now amputated, blind, and has developed of late mental psychosis. I think it is right time people start to look into new direction through new crop of leaders. How long will this serial loser keep driving people into danger? Dangers 1991, 1997, 2001, 2013, 2016, and next?

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  • 27 March 07:16, by Landlord

    the world has finally known who is the problem of south Sudan. Despite machar’s confinement, government continues on offensive country wide. Dr. is soon gaining strong support overseas. Juba watch out the sanction’s trends.

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  • 27 March 07:42, by Eastern

    Oh poor Dinka! What a futility? After wasting time with the useless gamble of keeping Dr. Machar is South Africa for nearly two years as though SPLA-IO is Machar and Machar is SPLA-IO, the Dinka regime is now left to lick its own wounds. SPLA-IO Viva! Vivacel Viva! MTN Zero!

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    • 27 March 07:58, by Games

      Eastern
      Dinka spent $1.8 billion to keep Machar in S. Africa. $39 millions for bribing some lowlife Nuers and Equatorians. We the rests of South Sudanes have to make sure that Dinka would pay those debts by themselves when we kick out their ass in our country

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    • 27 March 08:05, by Theallseeingeye

      Eastern
      Kiir has dishonored the ARCSS by publicly eliminated his signatory partner and forge a virtual opposition group from submissive Taban (who commanded only few coin rebels) and with corrupt IGAD members who are for their bales,they had Machar hands tight at his back to allow Kiir partially implement the peace agreement in the way that suite him, in fact it is no doubt that all this....

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      • 27 March 08:07, by Theallseeingeye

        cont...
        are the JCE plan, they are trying to blind fold and degrade the world attention that look “Kiir has a very charming relationship with Taban” indeed that is a very cheap move from JCE, but for us Kiir & Taban can have a relationship, fall in love, seduce each other, they can have sex too if they wish, we aboslutly not concerned about that, what only matters to us when our people are been...

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        • 27 March 08:10, by Theallseeingeye

          cont...
          brutally abuse by the barbaric act of this Jienge gov. and the only one to can help them is confined without any cause. Jienge want to eliminate Machar such that they can continue their purging spree on the defenseless civilian who have never done something wrong but only being a none-Jienge. The JCE are using Kiir as their Hit-man who can carry out all the dirty jobs against....

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          • 27 March 08:12, by Theallseeingeye

            cont..
            the none-Jienge, but fortunately the people should rejoice because Machar who can stand with us shoulder to shoulder against this worthless regime. is officially out, so Jienge, better start running, run very faster, because the MAN IS OUT.

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    • 27 March 09:21, by South South

      Easten,

      Your poor blind man with cancer is given two big conditions by IDAG
      1- Violence MUST be ceased
      2- Relocated to another country which is not a neighbor to South Sudan. Tell me the differences for being in South Africa or in Tanzania? We have destroyed Riek forever. His army is divided and majority of his soldiers are with Taban. Most of his leaders are ministers in Juba, peace.

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      • 27 March 13:56, by Eastern

        South South,

        They say, it’s at time good to have people thinking like donkeys in a country. Thanks, you and like-minded are there! Not even IGAD nor the UN Security Council can decide for Dr. Machar to be. SPLA-IO is bigger than Dr. Machar, now you know why?

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    • 27 March 12:47, by jubaone

      Eastern,
      Jienges are running amok! Just an ordinary statement of Riak´s release. Wow! I like it. Jienges will vehemently oppose it to death. Equatorians have now a golden opportunity to chip in and establish their own "State of Equatoria". Riak MUST take Equatoria seriously or simply head on to Ler. We have NO time to waste with worthless jienges or nyagats

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  • 27 March 08:18, by Nuer bi Bay Dom

    What is the problem of Elia Lomoro with Riek Machar ?I am here ti inform SPLM-A-IO to take strong futture measeures against Lomoro without fail.

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  • 27 March 08:19, by Theallseeingeye

    Eastern
    if I were to choose the heading for this article I would use something like that "JIENGE, THE MAN IS OUT!", what bout you Eastern & Jubaone try something, I would love to see yours.
    hahahahaaaaaa, I couldn’t laugh more.

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    • 27 March 08:41, by Eastern

      Theallseeingeye,

      I love the you’r proposed title for the article. Implementing the ARCSS doesn’t require GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP; all that is required for partners to the agreement to honour the agreement to the letter and spirit. Yes, Kiir and Taban can fondle and have sex with one another and that only satisfy them. All South Sudanese want is an agreement implemented to the letter and spirit!

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    • 27 March 12:23, by jubaone

      Theallseeingeye,
      Mine would read: BREAKING NEWS: KIIR SUDDEN DEATH AS TABAN GAI TAKES OVER. After takeover, President Taban Gai says Dr. Riak must come to Juba so that the Nuer assume full leadership of the country. Jienges are scared like frightened chicken. It is the coup of the year. The Nyagats have made it through the back door.

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      • 27 March 14:41, by Khent

        Jubaone

        You’ve got a vivid imagination. Taban comes from a small and weak Nuer section [western Jikany] and does not have the manpower to take power. He’s free to make such an attempt but it would be the last thing he’ll ever do.

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        • 27 March 15:56, by jubaone

          Khent,
          Let us see how this unfolds. Ofcourse nus-jellaba Taban Gai is just "Taban" as the name suggests. He can’t do anything for himself neither for his fellow Nuers. It’s unthinkable how a nyagat would feel comfortable after all those beastly scenes of Dec 2015. He can’t even tell Nuers un the POCs to head on to Nuerland now that you have "peace" and good working relationship with the kiirminal.

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  • 27 March 08:35, by Nuer bi Bay Dom

    IGAD said that Riek Machar be allowed to relocate to any country outside the region and are not neighboring South Sudan; designated IGAD Ministers will propose and decide a possible location.
    this is not a release,but taking him to another country where it would be easy for them to kill him.you can give a location to location to stay to someone already with out charges

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  • 27 March 08:48, by Gumut Kuey

    if IGAD actually mean that, the confinement of Dr. Machar in south Africa for a year and half as of now is being lifted,

    what does IGAD mean about another relocation of Dr. Machar to another country rather than where he like to choose by himself.

    what will make it different from South Africa confinement?

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  • 27 March 09:09, by Mookachaar Jieng

    IGAD ends Machar’s confinement but Juba rejects his participation in peace talks, IGAD Councils of ministers decision is 100% and not only IGAD Council of Ministers but also TROIKA countries.you like it or not, Machar is coming to South Sudan by any means.Crying like chickens cannot help you jienge (Slave)

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  • 27 March 09:10, by Eastern

    Dr. Machar, just like any NATIVE South Sudanese has his village he can choose to settle in, not these SLIMY IGAD Council of Ministers, where thiefs like Elia Lumoro sit to decide the fade of a country. The issue of Dr. Machar when not handled well, will cost the South Sudanese their country!

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  • 27 March 09:52, by William Biliutut

    An innocent man and a victim of his own mistakes, I wish him good health and luck.

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    • 27 March 10:00, by William Biliutut

      IGAD should also work toward freeing James Gadet Dak as well as establishing whereabout of opposition captives-including Samuel Dong Luak.

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  • 27 March 10:31, by Sunday Junup

    No worry Machar!you will be alright soon. They can not kill your son, jail you and get away with it! they will definitely pay for it.

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  • 27 March 14:35, by Kenyang ll

    Apart from job seekers around Kiir, there is no reason all south Sudanese would not want everybody especially those who were responsible for current to participate at any peace talk and end the unwanted war they themselves created. Peace cannot be peace if other South Sudanese are selectively isolated and denied rightful participation to voice their opinions.

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  • 27 March 14:39, by Kenyang ll

    With that, supporters need to understand Riek Machar has yet to make it out of confinement. In addition, before Riek went to South Africa and confined there, the tribal SPLM/IO was crumbling. His present would have not changed a thing and his future return will not be different. If the regime were to collapse tomorrow, it will have nothing to do with Riek.

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  • 27 March 15:06, by Whortti Bor Manza

    To all Members of the SPLM/IO RM,
    PLEASE NOTE THAT RIEK MACHAR WILL NEVER BE FREED. LET YOUR LEADERSHIP NOMINATE SOME ONE TO TAKE OVER IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU WASTE TIME RIEK WILL APPOINT HIS WIFE AND YOU WILL SEE HOW THE NUERS WILL REACT.

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    • 27 March 15:34, by Gumut Kuey

      whether you like it or not, Dr. Riek will be C IN C within IO as well as your future leader who will distribute southsudan resources equally. he is the only man in south sudan who will take south sudan in to a country of equality, justice and prosperity.

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      • 27 March 16:02, by jubaone

        Gumut,
        They say a "drunken man who lies flat on his back can’t fall". Jienges have fallen flat and turned the country into shithole. The only thing to happen is fix and raise up the country. Only educated people like Riak and others can do that. Jienges should simply sit idle, sing cow songs and wait to be told what to do. We shall feed, cloth and settle them peacefully.

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        • 27 March 16:21, by Khent

          Jubaone

          Insisting on Riek is foolhardy and counterproductive. He’ll NEVER be allowed to reach the Presidency. The Dinka ruined the country, but it’s laughable if you think that the Nuer are going to do a better job. Choosing vetted and certified intellectuals and technocrats is the only way out of this terrible situation...

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          • 27 March 16:32, by Khent

            ..Perhaps you should have extended your little arrangement onto people like Garang; perhaps he should have just sang songs about cows. What do you imagine the Nuer do? They do the same thing. Machar (Riek’s name) is a colour given to a bull. It’s not feasible, but if you had the power... it would be beneficial to exclude the Dinka & Nuer from political power on a Federal level...

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            • 27 March 17:51, by Games

              Tribalisms Khent
              Although, don’t forgetting that the majority of the Nuer fighters were/still in your side protecting your foods from other South Sudanes. I myself have had lost two blood brothers and a cousin in Malakal. But because you are genetically was born as a Dinka, you will never give them any credit mainly because they are born outside from yours.

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              • 27 March 18:01, by Games

                Tribalisms Khent
                Contin... In your main argument which says that 70% of Nuer in the army in 2013 were defected to Riek. That is not true, you absolutely you Dinka made up that to justify the Uganda and Kenya Armies involvements in the country conflict. In fact the majority that have and still fighting IO are Nuer and Equatorians.

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                • 27 March 20:15, by Khent

                  Game

                  It’s the Nuer themselves that boasted that they were 70% of the army from their return in 2006 to their departure in 2013. The Dinka started leaving the ’army’ after 2005 and were almost entirely replaced by 2006 - when tens of thousands of Khartoum’s Nuer militiamen returned...

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                  • 27 March 20:20, by Khent

                    It was Dinka Aweil that stopped Riek’s forces all over South Sudan. The small group of Bul-Nuer militiamen cannot be compared to the large forces of Aweil. The people of Aweil were 40% of the SPLA during the war with Khartoum. You people belittle the sacrifices of the Dinka during the war but expect to be treated with regard.

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            • 27 March 17:55, by jubaone

              Khent
              Oh yes! It calls to question, whether Garangs selflessness during the 21 and thereafter has meant anything to junubin. Is that all? Are we better off than b4 all these SPLA/M chaos? Or would it not be better had he just sat under lalob tree played mungula with the rest and just sang bull songs? In federalism, each ethnicities will be tested on how best they can deliver services to their own.

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  • 27 March 20:01, by Charles Majok

    I welcome the release of the legitimate President of the Republic of South Sudan, Lieutenant General Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. We are waiting to welcome back to Juba the President and First Vice President, Lieutenant General Paul Malong Awan. SPLM, Oyeeeeeeee!!!!!

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    • 27 March 21:17, by jubaone

      Majok,
      I like your fanciful dream team of Riak and Malong. That is the best remark ever. We all are entitled to wild dreams. 😆

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  • 27 March 22:06, by Kush Natives

    The rebels end up dancing while not calculating the math, what will his/Dr. Trouble do with the peace? Let’s wait and see the outcome of return. That’s why I always think that South Sudan will not rest, because the vast majority of rebels are idiots, don’t know how analyze things. Riek is now thinking how to run again, let alone implementing the peace.

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