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April 5, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan rebel leader, Riek Machar, has congratulated Abiye Ahmed Ali on his election as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister.

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South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar speaks during a briefing in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa April 9, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Tiksa Negeri)

Machar, in his congratulatory message, urged Abiye to play leading roles in regional efforts to bring lasting peace in war-hit South Sudan.

“It is our hope that during your tenure the conflict in South Sudan shall be resolved, particularly that you are the chair of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government as well as the head of the High Level Revitalization Forum for the peace process,” partly reads Machar’s 2 April letter.

He also stressed, in his message, the armed opposition movement’s firm commitment to restore peace in South Sudan by revitalization of the August 2015 peace agreement.

Abiye, who replaced Hailemariam Desalegn, becomes Ethiopia’s third Prime Minister since the former military junta, the Derg, was overthrown in 1991.

Ethiopia in February declared its second state of emergency in two years amid the ongoing protests that effectively crippled transportation networks and forced the closure of businesses.

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  • 6 April 09:47, by Midit Mitot

    Millions Congrate to him.

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    • 6 April 14:55, by Mapuor

      Prophet of doom. Gen Taban Deng Gai Oyee.

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      • 6 April 15:39, by Malakal county Simon

        So he you admitted that he is a prophet right?? Than who are you?? A foolish majority you’re??

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  • 6 April 09:51, by Sunday Junup

    This time, Teny Riak Machar can do what Lual Malong did when his Father was confined in Juba. He use his money to release his father. IGAD always rely on deals not truth that is why Kiir is winning this game

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  • 6 April 13:39, by Ngor Geka

    È lòj kérà dä hòñg e teny ku gier kene da yiim (2)! Congrats to you two Drs.

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  • 6 April 14:18, by Nairobimitot

    We, the people of South Sudan. Had elected Riek Machar as Vice President peacefully and He rebelled and betrayed his government and his people.

    We made peace with him two times and put it in his hands, but he did not know what to do with it. Instead, he threw it away and threw his chances way to become a great dealer. When will Reak Machar will become the president of South Sudan, and we are waiting for him when he will understand the meaning of having peace and the purpose of living comfortably in your land.

    Unfortunately, Riek Machar is still in detention and possibly prison. We do not know when he will become a leader again. We are thinking maybe when he is free 30 years from now. He will be 91 years old, and that is when he will take this nation to the promise land. And if you ask me for my opinion.

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  • 6 April 14:21, by Nairobimitot

    We, the people of South Sudan. Had elected Riek Machar as Vice President peacefully and He rebelled and betrayed his government and his people.
    We made peace with him two times and put it in his hands, but he did not know what to do with it. Instead, he threw it away and threw his chances way to become a great dealer. When will Reak Machar will become the president of South Sudan, and we are waiting for him when he will understand the meaning of having peace and the purpose of living comfortably in your land.
    Unfortunately, Riek Machar is still in detention and possibly prison. We do not know when he will become a leader again. We are thinking maybe when he is free 30 years from now. He will be 91 years old, and that is when he will take this nation to the promise land. And if you ask me for my opinion, it would be too late.

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  • 6 April 14:21, by Nairobimitot

    We, the people of South Sudan. Had elected Riek Machar as Vice President peacefully and He rebelled and betrayed his government and his people.
    We made peace with him two times and put it in his hands, but he did not know what to do with it. Instead, he threw it away and threw his chances way to become a great dealer. When will Reak Machar will become the president of South Sudan, and we are waiting for him when he will understand the meaning of having peace and the purpose of living comfortably in your land.
    Unfortunately, Riek Machar is still in detention and possibly prison. We do not know when he will become a leader again. We are thinking maybe when he is free 30 years from now. He will be 91 years old, and that is when he will take this nation to the promise land. And if you ask me for my opinion, it would be too late.

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    • 6 April 16:21, by Puot Nyangore

      I think you can not say like that because you know that is that Salva Kiir who first kills Nuer tribes civilians in South Sudan and then chase out Dr.Machar in second day that is December 16 , 2013 while his force where continue randomly killing Nuer civilian in Juba until December 18, 2013. The same when he went to Juba in 2016 for peace to come, unfortunately he was attempted to kill.

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      • 6 April 21:15, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Mr. Puot

        You are out of mind, have you forget 1991 bor masscred?

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  • 8 April 03:31, by Jieng Republic

    This school kid called puot needs education not this convos...
    Do you know anything about politics leave alone your weak narrative...
    Riek or risky is a sample of South Sudan backwardness finish

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