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S. Sudan’s Kiir rejects opposition calls to quit power

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April 24, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has rejected calls from sections of opposition groups that he resigns as part of a peace deal to end the country’s ongoing civil war.

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South Sudan president Salva Kiir (File photo)

The president, while addressing mourners of the late army chief, General James Ajongo Mawut in the capital, Juba Tuesday accused opposition groups of working to ensure he relinquishes power.

Mawut died on Friday last week in Cairo, Egypt after a short illness.

“They [opposition] want me to sign the agreement and step down immediately,” he said, adding “What is my incentive in bringing peace, if it is peace that I will bring and then I step aside? Nobody can do it. Bashir did not do it when we were fighting with him.”

The South Sudan described the opposition’s demands of being “unreasonable”.

“They think that I’m the obstacle to peace and if I am removed after signing the agreement, then there will be no problem. They want me to sign the agreement and then step down immediately,” said Kiir.

The president said Mawut was a remarkable and committed member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A).

“What he [Mawut] has laid down in the transformation of the SPLA cannot be done by him because somebody who has higher authority than us terminated his life and took him,” stressed Kiir.

He did not, however, disclose who replaces the fallen army chief of general staff, saying, “We will ask that authority again to show us another person who will do this job that Ajongo did not finish.”

Mawut, who joined the southern-based rebel movement in 1983, became army chief of general staff in May 2017 after President Kiir sacked General Paul Malong Awan.

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  • 25 April 06:28, by Kenyang ll

    Pick Gogrial General to lead Gogrial regime. I doubt you pray when you picked commence, oil and trade Gogrial ministers.

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    • 25 April 06:41, by South South

      Mr. President, don’t bother yourself to talk about those loser rebels. Let them sing as they want. Your work is to make sure that they are defeated, end of the game.

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      • 25 April 06:59, by Kenyang ll

        South South,
        Incapacity President is essentially crying. Crying people don’t beat confident people. "End of the game" will be him.

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        • 25 April 07:37, by South South

          Kenyang ll,

          I never reply to your comment one day, but Iam doing it today. You are from Aweil and you live in USA (Atalanta State), we have no single confident person among wicked rebels. Look what we did to Riek, he is a prisoner now in South Africa. Anyone who want to rebel should ask Reik to him/her where is his White Army, end of the game.

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          • 25 April 08:09, by Mike Mike

            We will not give a room to someone who wanted to take South Sudan back to zero level because of his/her own interests.We fought this country in order for each and every one of us to get his/her right, but now those whom have looted the resources of this Country are the one running away with baseless claims that they hate the system which they served under it for many years. Kiir will not go.

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            • 25 April 09:09, by Kenyang ll

              Mike Mike,
              I don’t know if you understand but you will understand. You will not afford keeping this coward for long.

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              • 25 April 10:33, by Mike Mike

                Kenyang II,What do you want me to understand from you here?. I don’t think that your demand with those power hungry politicians will succeed for the wrong leaders to get the leadership of this nation while living in abroad enjoying the money they looted from us and left the Country in food crises like now.You will end up crying from there n nothing that your poor movement can do to the government.

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                • 25 April 11:36, by Kenyang ll

                  Mike Mike,
                  Salva Kiir, the man who created the war and until recently like hyena stolen and stashed millions of dollars everywhere including his offices now crying and blaming the world for not giving money. Here you are beating your chest waiting for someone else, an alternative. If he can’t resign war will go on and hell await him. "you will die to keep it and we to change it." -John Garang

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          • 25 April 08:56, by Kenyang ll

            South South,
            You should wait till worthless regime pay salary b4 going on with grand announcement how Riek reached South Africa. Kenyang, Majesty are my previous names and have said so whenever i transitioned. I mentioned here numerous times i’m from Marial Baai Aweil and live in Gore what’s your point? That I should say where you’re from in Bor or live?

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            • 25 April 12:41, by South South

              Kenyang ll,

              Please do not make up things, you could be called a lair. I don’t know where the hell of Bor is, let alone to be from Bor, shut up loser.

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              • 26 April 12:10, by Kenyang ll

                South South,
                I’m sure you’re not calling yourself stupid not to know Bor location. Go ahead tell the rest where you are from if not Bor or you would be the liar. You diverged from topic and start talking where i’m from ask if I ask you to introduce me and now you being emotional for mentioning you. I don’t want to guess, what do mean by "shut up loser"?

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          • 25 April 15:45, by deng

            South South,

            What the fuck are talking about? Riek Machar would have hang Kiir if it wasn’t M7 and Malong Awan mobilizing mathiang Anyur. Oil from Unity state was use to bribe African countries to contained Riek. Truth me. Yes I am from Aweil too do you have any fucking problem with that?

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      • 25 April 08:14, by jubaone

        South South,
        Jienge bullshit. Nowhere in the world did a a government defeat a guerrilla movement that already is controlling entire countryside like in SS with the jienge regime holed up in towns and unable to freely move. Try going to Yei, Torit, or Maridi over land and you get your MTN butt busted. You can freely move within Juba and just look for rat dishes b4 you starve, ya Jienge.

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        • 25 April 11:19, by wau nar

          Jubaone
          This is how u idiot incited 4 fighting in 2013 by saying Jienge, you hate jienge while some ve already joint the rebellion but be asure that you will not cecsseed .

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          • 25 April 12:01, by jubaone

            Wau Nar,
            I´m not bothered with your jienge shit as long as that remains in your junk jiengestans and NOT exported to Equatoria. You think I would spare you, if you came my way? Federalism, KOKORA or death, nothing less. You have chosen the path of war, we are ready for it for as long as it takes.

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            • 25 April 12:15, by wau nar

              Jubaone
              I ve been in the field for fighting many years I know what people like you who are behind the fighters are talking they can explained very well as if they were in the field n they were not thee in the field as we speak you are in equatoria.you the social medias fighters stop fueling the war while you are not facing the consequences

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              • 25 April 18:54, by jubaone

                Wau Nar,
                Hardcore soldiers mention which battalion, platoon they were deployed and which successful battles the fought. Being in the field as a cook or chaplain is one thing. Fighting is NOT a jienge Domain and NO jienge were born soldiers, we all learn that the hard way. Doctors, professors, cooks, beggars, thieves and fugitives all fought in diferent SPLA frontlines, so just shut up

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            • 25 April 17:38, by padiit gaga

              The blind president has gone since he has fluctuated or removed his one eye (Malong)now he is in polical destruction he will hang himself in few day the Goss is dead every one know thru economic and politically. Let him go hell as his fellowers started to go hell.

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        • 25 April 12:44, by South South

          jubaone,

          This is the talk of someone who lives in DIASPORA. Our government is moving freely everywhere in South Sudan. Juba-Nimule road is 24 hours opened. Maridi, Torit, Yei, Malakal even Pagak are in our hands. Shut up loser.Our are controlling it in every corner of our country, next

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      • 25 April 10:50, by jubaone

        South South
        Your loser kiirminal is talking of "incentive" for leaving power, just thinking of money and drinks. He dreads being ousted bcoz he cant start anything with his drunken life. So a president shows that the country is lead by a visionless person. Does he have children in universities? I mean NOT worthless "Busoga University" in Uganda.

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      • 25 April 15:55, by deng

        South South,

        Even though most of Mathiang Anyur was from Aweil who massively lost their lives battling Riek’s white army,you Awan Chan people still have no match with us Aweilians we will fuck you up. Without Twic Mayardit and Aweil and other dinka tribes Kiir could not still be a president now. How many towns did M7 captured from Riek? Run ur fucken mouth and we will put u in ur place.

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      • 25 April 19:03, by garrak1520

        South Sudan, sorry no disrespect but the man(Kiir) has failed South Sudan, Africa, the world. No country on earth ever started right after independence with such amount of $$$ (Billion) and you cannot show any improvement in juba or... Failure is not shame however recognizing that your are not at the level and refuse to give up is Shame. Many capable folks in the country, let them take over.

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    • 25 April 07:07, by Midit Mitot

      Look at him, is always talking opposite,

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  • 25 April 06:54, by Lenin Bull

    Mr.President Salva Kiir, you are the problem to yourself and to the country you lead. Your lousy lackadaisical/or inept political style is what destroying South Sudan. Why spare the lives of political criminals who have been creating all sorts of problems and killing innocent civilians across the country? Either they are convicted criminals that should have been silenced for good and

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  • 25 April 06:59, by Lenin Bull

    hanged or fired with squad or they were innocent and that means there was no military coup but a hoax/smokescreen designed to consolidate your poor style dictatorship. Either way Mr. President you are the problem to yourself and to us the common folks. We the common folks in South Sudan have come to realize that as long as you are the president your poor leadership style will continue to create

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  • 25 April 07:04, by Lenin Bull

    all sorts of ugly problems for the country and its innocent citizens. You will continue to create rebellions because you are rewarding them with military ranks and political positions in government, corruption will never end after all you have not arrested and tried fairly any criminals suspected of corruption( Kuol Athian, Arthur Akuin, Mayen Wuol, are big examples) among thousands other cases!

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  • 25 April 07:08, by Lenin Bull

    Mr.President you did not arrest any single one among the 75 list of big thieves that looted our young country dry and reduced the chance of the common citizens in the countryside to benefit from the dividends of freedom and independence? Why ? Did you do it deliberately or your colluded with them as your war time colleagues to go away with it which means you are part of this sinful crime ?

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  • 25 April 07:10, by Theone

    The so called oppositions only they talk about is power,power and power.

    No new ideas from them, they are eager to get power and get rich quick and again,they don’t have SHAME!

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    • 25 April 12:22, by Kuch

      Theone,
      our country has no debts from the so-called *IMF & the World banks* these institutions are what the *Europeans & Americans* wanted our country & our people to borrow the money from and ’then handcuff our country & people into their dirty into their cartels’ Fellows. there is no war here in our country. We have crushed the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>>

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      • 25 April 12:35, by Kuch

        their evil juus & some of their creepy allies here in our region. We are here fellows, no one is going to be using the US dollars, fellows. We are the ones who are going to bomb the mighty US, North Sudanese, the Abeshas (ethiopians), their UN, IGAD & some of their other creepy allies in between out of our country, once & for all, reasons----Hatred & Racism>>>

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  • 25 April 07:23, by Eastern

    Since Kiir admitted that he’s NO INCENTIVE TO HONOUR A PEACE PROCESS THAT WILL SEE HIM OUT OF POWER, let the regime change agenda now shift to the second gear......!

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    • 25 April 07:39, by South South

      Eastern,

      You have no first gear at the first place to talk about Second gear. You can make up things as you want.

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      • 25 April 08:38, by Eastern

        South South,

        Let Kiir in fact be casted in J1, if you like. The population is already voting with their feet. Those who serve in the regime have gone for months without pay. The SSP is now trading above the 1USD = 300SSP mark. Know this, IGAD cannot impose Kiir on South Sudanese just as the opposition cannot unseat him. This is the catch-22 situation!

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        • 25 April 10:42, by jubaone

          Eastern,
          This Kiirminal has no exit plans and does NOT know what to do with his post-president life. No skills (only bush fighter), no good education, cant farm but buys close to,1500 cows. Instead of opening a dairy farm so people can buy meat, milk, cow skins, offer employment etc, the worthless Kiirminal has NO idea except drink. For him, better die as president that go agro-business. Loser

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      • 25 April 10:29, by Games

        South Shit
        Your lower intelligence is bigger problems in this furoms. Look, Salva Kiir is a guy that would say anything when he has a glass of wine and not remember it in the next day. This paper was represented to the IGAD by Oppositions four Months ago for Kiir to resign when the future government
        is form.

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        • 25 April 10:35, by Games

          Contact...
          Why Salva Kiir is still talking about it right now, while he was refused the calls four Months ago? To me it seems that this is not about the Opposition Alliances anymore, I think there are certain people within Kiir’s circles that wanted him to go and take over the seat

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          • 25 April 12:39, by South South

            Games,

            Stop talking wicked man. In Equatoria, very babies are given alcohol when they are one year old, here now you are talking about wine, wicked.

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      • 25 April 10:46, by jubaone

        South South,
        Did you advice your Kiirminal uncle to apply for Arab League membership? So you want to be a jellaba slave? Tell us what has become of this jienge rubbish move?

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  • 25 April 07:54, by Sunday Junup

    look at him, he wanted to sing agreement with his benefit instead of citizen benefit! you are disgrace to yourself.

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  • 25 April 07:58, by dinkdong

    That would be the smartest thing for Kiir to do. Unfortunately he won’t. The guy is like a fly on a meat.

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  • 25 April 09:53, by Games

    This idiot should be mourning if he means to honouring the Chief of his kitchen. Even my 5 yrs old daughter can’t say those nonsense words during of mourning periods

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  • 25 April 11:24, by Ram Mi Ran

    Yes, you can resign if you are really want South Sudan to be peaceful again and if you want to be remember as hero in the Republic of South Sudan you better resign as did by your dictator friend Robert Mugabe and the rest of patriotic/Nationalist politicians.

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  • 25 April 12:19, by Kerubino

    Kiir is not the problem here, the problem is the system for if the president resign today, there can never be change. we all need to work for peace including the president.

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  • 25 April 13:37, by deng

    Mr. President

    Your incentive is peace if you don’t know when people live in peace and move freely doing their business activities.
    Those who don’t know you have understand now that you don’t care whether they die or not.

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  • 25 April 22:15, by Nairobimitot

    It is time for President Salva Kiir Mayardit to get rid of rebellion and make South Sudan the home of Jesus Christ.

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  • 26 April 01:11, by lino

    You proved it Gen. Kiir Mayardit that you don’t want to help your people and the country to move forward!!!
    Ethiopian PM did it, Mugabi was forced to do it, and South African Presidents namely Jacob Zuma and Mbeki before him did it.
    Your legacy has gone with the wind...what are you waiting for???!!!

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  • 26 April 06:10, by Lenin Bull

    Fellow country men and women on this forum, President Kiir cannot and will not resign when the country is in such situation of anarchy and tribalism created by criminals in SPLA/SPLM-IO and other foxes in between. The situation will be worst than the idiots think because it will be taken as an opportunity by pure and simple tribal armies in SPLA-IO to revenge/kill, loot,and create more anarchy!

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  • 26 April 06:15, by Lenin Bull

    Machar is not physically in South Sudan but commanding killing in his War-room hotel in South Africa. Resignation of Kiir when there is no peace in the minds of all South Sudanese is like treating cancer wound only with bandage and nothing else. The best thing to do now by all war-mongers( government, FDs, IOs, and other war foxes) is to sign total peace in the up coming revitalization peace.

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  • 26 April 06:22, by Lenin Bull

    After signing total, comprehensive peace then the whole country should embark on normalization of the situation through returns from POCs across the country and from refugee camps in neighboring countries to village, agricultural production again, and finally general elections in which we will vote out those we all suspect to be our cancers( Kiir, Riek, Malong, former detainees,Lam Akol, Nyaba,et)

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  • 27 April 08:40, by JUR ATHÏT

    That cowboy don’t want to step down for those thieves who stole our money and went to bush with it. They’re blood suckers. Go to hell with your rebellion!

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