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Juba reiterates determination to organise elections in case of no peace deal


South Sudan's Information Minister Michael Makuei (File photo Samir Bol/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

April 7, 2018 (JUBA) — South Sudan government again warned that elections would be held this year if no deal is reached with the opposition groups.

The IGAD Council of Minister decided that the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for peace in South Sudan will resume its meetings on 26 April 2018 for six days.

However, the parties are seemingly not ready to make the needed concessions for an inclusive agreement as they continue to maintain their previous positions on the transitional government and political reforms.

The IGAD mediators are drafting an agreement that the parties have to discuss during the last week of April.

the government information minister Michael Makuei said his government is prepared for the upcoming talks but threatened the opposition groups again that elections would be held even before the implementation of the constitutional reforms or the end of the war in the country.

"We talk of going for elections when we see that the opposition is not serious and they are dragging their feet with a plan that there will be a vacuum that will lead to the illegitimacy of the government," Makuei said.

The minister recently accused the opposition of seeking to foil the peace process and calling for a regime change pointing that Kiir government has no legitimacy.

South Sudan had to hold general elections in July 2015 but the parliament extended Kiir mandate for three years until July 2018. But, the August 2015 peace agreement provides that general elections had to be held in February 2018.

Already on 30 March 2018, Makuei threatened to hold elections if no deal is concluded with the opposition groups.

At the same time, he said the leader of the SPLM In Opposition Riek Machar cannot return to the country to participate in the elections unless he denounces violence.


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  • 8 April 2018 12:23, by Rumbek S. Sudan

    Michael Makuei Lueth has no members of his family affected in South Sudan. If International Community, AU and UNSC want to sanction individuals that are obstacle to peace in South Sudan, Makuei Lueth should be the first in their list. This man is arrogant and anti-peace in this country.

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    • 8 April 2018 12:26, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      Michael Makuei, where do you think government get the money from for the said elections? No matter how long this country will take us, Makuei; your time will one day come to an end. You will never miss blood of those killed in this country.

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      • 8 April 2018 20:12, by lino

        Who cares about all this noise! It looks the government decided already that revitalization collapsed! Remember, Juba Konyo Konyo Government is the only to blamed!!!
        Let Makuei organized one election at his home town!!! South Sudanese have seen only to credible elections so far! 2010 and 2011 of the independence! Nothing will come soon! Revitalize Peace first!!!

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    • 8 April 2018 21:26, by garrak1520

      The cattle may be voting for Salva Kiir

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  • 8 April 2018 12:39, by jubaone

    Who cares? These jienges have been doing things according to their rules and desires. Expecting others to join in this sham elections is simply endorsing savagery and idiocy. Go ahead and do your own shit and wipe yourself clean afterwards. The rest have better things to do.

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    • 8 April 2018 12:52, by South South

      You do not like election? Is it because you lose It? Funny enough to know that.

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      • 8 April 2018 13:15, by jubaone

        South South
        Just go ahead and do your own shit. Don’t forget none is going to clean up your mess. As grown-ups and I hope responsible jienges, you will clean up this mess.

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        • 8 April 2018 13:45, by Ojok James

          South South and Juba One or whoever are commenting on this article must think twice. Let us leave hate speech each against others tribes. Not all Dinka (Jieng), Nuers or Equatorias are bad including those who are in the government or Opposition are bad. God put us together in South Sudan for a purpose beyond our tiny mines. Let us embrace each others with love, peace and unite.....

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          • 8 April 2018 13:55, by Ojok James

            Unite for the good of our upcoming generation. To be honest those leaders who are in the government and opposition lost the truth vision of Dr. John Garang, let us accept their roles during the liberation but right now they turn themselves as leaders of certain community and selfish, corruption, greedy and tribalism has taken their heart. In order for us to live peacefully we must get rid of.....

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        • 8 April 2018 14:04, by Ojok James

          ..them. We a leader who can focus on development not war like Paul Kagame of Rwanda. Once he came into power in 1994 after the genocide he didn’t take revenge thou his ethnic Tutsi were murdered in million by Hutu but in state he protected the Hutu and unite them once again and focus on development. A country without any resources today range now 10 in Africa on development and is the cleanest.

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          • 8 April 2018 14:18, by Ojok James

            City in East Africa and beyond. History will not help us at the movement. We are all gone wrong, we all killed each others and we must admit it. My dear people we are the most intelligent, brilliant in the entire world, let us unite and change the direction and in 5 years we will all see the differences. All what we need both the government and the opposition denounce violence and compromise

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            • 8 April 2018 14:26, by Ojok James

              ... I will be happy if I can one day walk on road holding hands with Garang, Lady, Gatkuot, Ojok, Ismail smiling. Please is time to wake up and move I head with love, peace of mine and developmental plans. May God bless South Sudan, forgive our sin and unite us forever till Jesus second coming.

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        • 8 April 2018 14:22, by Games

          JCE have had found Salva Kiir is replacement and in June 17-2018, the new JCE President would take over Kiir. That is why they are irritating and try to confuse the world that they will be going head for election in August

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          • 8 April 2018 14:33, by Ojok James

            Bro all this evil selfish desire will come into an end. No conditions will be permanent. Don’t blame only the JCE to me those organized from both Dinkas, Nuer and Equatorias are all involved in this dirty game, but their time is at hand to leave power before is too late.

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          • 8 April 2018 22:20, by jubaone

            Don’t worry these Jienge Criminal Enterprise JCE. As long as they can’t develop their luaks and squat in Juba or Equatoria, we shouldn’t worry. Most are old, senile, demented and just enjoying their last days instead of raising their grandchildren. But bcoz most are losers and simply snitches, they survive through screwing the less intelligent kiirminal. Just junk jienge oldies.

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            • 9 April 2018 08:44, by Joyuma John

              JUBAONE,I hope you are defeated by Dinka, because the last thing that you were resorted to, which called war did work, war of word did work, then why don’t join them.

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  • 8 April 2018 17:54, by Nairobimitot

    The government of South Sudan is very kind to its people of South Sudan by even allowing the rebels a chance to make peace. God bless the government of South Sudan.

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    • 8 April 2018 19:02, by Koryom2

      This is a weak government with no spine at all. It has let itself being taken hostage by losers, traitors & thieves cowering in foreign capitals and are waiting for their foreign masters from the US, the UK, the UN & IGAD to haul them back to share power with the current government. That is all that is that those traitors, losers & thieves are waiting for in other countries>>>

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      • 8 April 2018 19:07, by Koryom2

        otherwise the losers, traitors & thieves should have just put their treasonous tails behind their legs & come to South Sudan, register their damn parties, join the national dialogue & help in the restructuring of the constitution & contest in elections against the current government. But this is not the losers, traitors & thieves with their foreign masters want>>>>

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        • 8 April 2018 19:12, by Koryom2

          they want to be part of the current govt at all costs and then they will come & do the same infighting & another armed rebellion ensues. The current govt if they have brains, then they should be ahead of these losers, traitors & thieves with their foreign backers. Can the South Sudanese people with understand that Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom, Kosti Manibe, Rebebcca Nyandeng>

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          • 8 April 2018 19:20, by Koryom2

            and others are living comfortably in their homes in foreign countries that were bought with the South Sudanese people’s money? The current government should have made it crystal clear to mediators like some IGAD that have their sinister interests in our country & our ’new colonial powers’ like the US, the UK, Norway, their UN & their NGOs. To back the NATIONAL DIALOGUE here inside South Sudan>>>

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            • 8 April 2018 19:26, by Koryom2

              or ceasing paying for those endless negotiations in those bars, hotels & brothels of Adis Ababa. And you will see, who are those losers, traitors & thieves that will still refuse from coming back to South Sudan. But that is not the case, as l stated a number of times on this forum, the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs have messed up their good relationship they used to have over our country>>>

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              • 8 April 2018 19:30, by Koryom2

                and our people with their reckless regime change business. And their only way to crawl back their evil selves into our country is only through their traitors like Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo & Co. by using these losers, traitors & thieves as their bargaining chips & blackmails>>>

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                • 8 April 2018 19:35, by Koryom2

                  against our country & our people. Otherwise, there is no damn war going on in our country some of these days. All these loads of propaganda that is always propagated by the likes of SUDAN TRIBUNE, RADIO TAMAZUJ & other corporate America & European media propaganda machines are not supported by the facts on the ground. Some South Sudanese with brains are aware that our country has been sabotaged>>>

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                  • 8 April 2018 19:42, by Koryom2

                    Cold war PART TWO is what is being slyly PLAYED HERE IN OUR COUNTRY and against our people. Just like it is being played in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan & Ukraine. And this is simply because of our resources, lands, our Nile waters & to indirectly fight the Chinese companies present in our country by PROXY by using their stooges like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Thomas Cirillo,>>

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                    • 8 April 2018 19:47, by Koryom2

                      Majak Agoot, Kosti Manibe & Co. as their puppets/stooges to install into power in our country & then our country would go & be micro-managed, in Washington, Wall Street, London, Paris, Brussels, Dubai, Virgin islands, Bermuda or Cayman islands where these foreign hyenas & their stooges/puppets go & banks their loots in. And these same hyenas are using some lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks>>>

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                      • 8 April 2018 19:54, by Koryom2

                        and some Equatorians as their foot soldiers or pawns to achieve their dirty objective in our country. Can anyone realize how the US, the UK & France used to dropped weapons to then so-called Free Libyan army? Where is Libya now? Libya has been destroyed & the Libyans oil fields are now in the US, the UK & France hands, same to CAR & this is what the evils are desperately after here in our country>

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                        • 8 April 2018 19:57, by Koryom2

                          but the US, the UK, France, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between, with their puppets/stooges like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Rebecca Nyandeng, Thomas Cirillo, Kosti Manibe and soome of their other puppets/stooges are wasting their damn times & our times>>>

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                          • 8 April 2018 20:03, by Koryom2

                            The evil love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop. By the way, right after our country’s independence in 2011, Mr. Salva Kiir took almost all his then entire cabinet minsters to go & solicit the US investors to come & invest in our country, then that the war was over. And the US people were considered by the South Sudanese people to have stood with us during>>>>

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                            • 8 April 2018 20:07, by Koryom2

                              our trying times and hence, the US investors must be given the first priority over other countries that the South Sudanese people also respected. But you know what fellows, Mr. Salva Kiir & his then almost entire cabinet ministers were matter-of-factly told by the US investors that there were no infrastructures in South Sudan to come & invest in them>>>>

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                              • 8 April 2018 20:11, by Koryom2

                                But when Salva Kiir & his then government came & asked the Chinese investors to come & invest in our country & the Chinese investors agreed that they would what they can to invest in our country. The US went berserk & wanted a regime change. Salva Kiir became a communist & socialist overnight & was deemed dangerous to US & the West interest in Africa>>>

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                                • 8 April 2018 20:18, by Koryom2

                                  and the US, the UK, the then UNIMISS bitch, Ms. Hilde Johnston & other creepy diplomats encouraged Riek Machar, Taban Deng Gai, Pagan Amuom & others to toppled Salva Kiir govt and were promised, the US, the UK & the UN assistance. And that is how the 15/12/2013 foiled coup was hatched. There is a *Twic East* idiot called KHENT living over 6,000 miles out of South Sudan who keep refuting that>>>>

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                                  • 8 April 2018 20:26, by Koryom2

                                    the Coup was falsely created by Salva Kiir. What evidence does this Khent idiot have other than hear-says from his other Twic cowards? All the files leading to the foiled coup are all on the records. But idiot who have real knowledge of what exactly happened in the two army barracks in 2013. This Khent idiot does not even question as to why Riek Machar, Taban Deng Gai, Alfred Lado Gore & others>>>

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                                    • 8 April 2018 20:34, by Koryom2

                                      came and murdered the elderly in Churches here in Bor & raised their Ngundeng flag all over Bortown? Fellows, if people were to have behaved like so-called Twic East cowards, then their Dr. Garang would have been abandoned during our genuine war of independence. Dr. Garang was a murderer, nepotist & corrupt than Salva Kiir. When people like Martin Majier & others were murdered by Dr. Garang>>>

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                                      • 8 April 2018 20:40, by Koryom2

                                        other just let it go & work for the independence of our country & our people. I for one would have just abandoned the damn liberation army & went to a refugee camp & like many of my age then. But we were constantly told by the likes of Kuol Manyang and others to never leave our country to the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan>>>>>

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                                        • 8 April 2018 20:45, by Koryom2

                                          Anyway I have veered off the point a bit, but Mr. Salva Kiir & his bunch of senior government officials are the ones that taking the leadership very seriously. Bring fire squat back & the their thieves, taritors & losers like Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng, Pagan Amuom, Uyai Deng Ajak, Lam Akol & Thomas Cirillo must be arraigned in front of South Sudan & fired squatted to give an example that this>

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                                          • 8 April 2018 20:49, by Koryom2

                                            was what they used to do to other South Sudanese liberators who have betrayed the South Sudanese people’s cause during our genuine war of independence. Some of these traitors, thieves & losers & their foreign masters would claim *revenge nevertheless* but just is always about revenge anyway>>>>

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                                            • 8 April 2018 20:54, by Koryom2

                                              The traitors, losers & thieves want to sell our country & our people to their evil white America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between. What do these thieves, losers & traitors and their foreign masters really think, they are to our country & our people? Raila Odinga & his NASA party colleagues wanted to use these same tactics our traitors, losers & thieves are>>>>

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                                              • 8 April 2018 21:01, by Koryom2

                                                using in Nairobi, Adis Ababa & Khartoum----to blackmail the Kenyan people as their hostage for their own political power ends. But Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta went on with his country’s elections & leaved the idiots alone. And the elections results were deemed legitimate by others. Even some criminals from the US, the UK & others almost tried to poke their usual long noses into Kenyans internal affairs>>>>

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                                                • 8 April 2018 21:08, by Koryom2

                                                  to mediate between NASA of Raila Odinga & Uhuru Kenyatta Jubilee party, but Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta flatly refused the criminals from the US, the UK & South Africa mediation offer, so did Mr. Raila Odinga since the cards were stacked against him & his party. But when it comes South Sudan & the South Sudanese people, our country is considered like the evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs>>>>

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                                                  • 8 April 2018 21:15, by Koryom2

                                                    and some of their creepy allies in between as their creation & our country was to be their protectorate & our people are to be slaves or their subjects. Fellows, some of us who have toiled all our lives for this country will never ever want your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Arabs of Arabia & some others in our country>>>>

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                                                    • 8 April 2018 21:19, by Koryom2

                                                      as far as I am concerned because of hatred & pure racism. Some of fools are even asked to get hell of out of these so-called UN filthy compounds & farms their damn lands to have enough food since there is no more damn war. But the lazies are sitting idly for their UN free rations & they are complaining day & night about lack of food>>>>

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                                                      • 8 April 2018 21:21, by Koryom2

                                                        Salva Kiir this & JCE of elders that. Where do the lazies think the money come from when they don’t to work their damn lands to pay taxes?

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  • 9 April 2018 10:20, by Independent Thinker

    Hi all,
    Their madness has come back again. Do you know understand the meaning of ’election’ in Dinka language? All people of South Sudan knew you are the one started the war in 2013 in Juba. Your days are numbered. 1.5 million(refugees) in Uganda, 2 million are IDPS. Which elections are you talking about?

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