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South Sudan rival parties draw redline ahead of peace talks

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President Salva Kiir attends a session during the 25th Extraordinary Summit of the (IGAD) on South Sudan in Addis Ababa March 13, 2014 (Reuters Photo)
April 25, 2018 (JUBA)- Rival parties in South Sudan peace talks have drawn up lines and toughen positions over key issues requiring compromise from both sides to end the more than four-year civil war.

The South Sudanese presidential adviser on decentralization and intergovernmental linkage, Tor Deng Mawien told Sudan Tribune he is optimistic the next round of peace talks would result in a peace deal unless opposition groups insist President Salva Kiir steps down and demand the dissolution of key institutions.

“The position of the transitional government of national unity has been clear from the revitalization talks started. The IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] was also clear. The objective of the revitalization was to examine the peace and see areas where there is a need to expedite implementation. It was not new negotiations. But in Addis now, the opposition has taken revitalization to mean renegotiations and that is why they came up with demands which have nothing to do with the peace agreement,” Mawien said on Wednesday.

“The IGAD was not calling for a renegotiation of the agreement,” he added.

The presidential aide, instead, proposed what he called as a "comprehensive plan" that included an "expanded government".

There are, however, no indications that the Juba government would accept that the president step downs as the first stage of a political transition, a demand earlier proposed by all the opposition groups.

The official, during the interview, repeatedly referred to "plots" against his country and the role of the opposition, long portrayed as an element in what started as a political wrangle for power in 2013.

Mawien said the young nation was not facing a revolution, but simply a “bunch of power hungry politicians” and "western puppets.

“We are now in a state of war in every sense of the word and actions”, stressed the presidential aide.

The spokesman for the group of the country’s former detainees described president Kiir as “a clear obstacle to peace and stability”.

“When the president regrets saying he saved lives of some people, what does it mean? It means it he has no intention to stop the war and this implies that he is a clear obstacle to peace and return of stability to the country. With such thinking, even if he is forced to sign the peace, he will not honour it,” Kosti Manibe said Wednesday.

He added, “That is why our proposal advocates stepping down because he [Kiir] will not implement the agreement. The agreement requires a genuine partner but Salva Kiir can never be a genuine partner”.

The South Sudanese leader on Tuesday rejected calls from sections of opposition groups that he resigns as part of a peace deal to end the country’s ongoing civil war.

Addressing mourners of the late army chief, Gen. James Ajongo Mawut in the capital, Juba, Kiir accused the opposition of working to ensure he relinquishes power.

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  • 26 April 06:58, by jubaone

    RED LINE for opposition:
    1. Revoke the establishment order for 32 or more worthless states
    2. Return to ARCISS 2015 in "full", demobilization around Juba, combined RPF-UNMISS-SPLAnyor to ensure security of major towns.
    3. Kiirminal and Riak NOT be part of TGoNU , but will particpate in future free elections in 2022.
    4. Federalism, KOKORA (Period) or death
    5. Downsizing bloated parliament

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    • 26 April 07:21, by Eastern

      jubaone,

      The regime is short of money to buy any briefcase opposition and free-riders in Addis Ababa. Khartoum regime robbed Gen. Lagu using Khartoum based dinka elites. The same shouldn’t happen in South Sudan by the Juba regime using Juba based Nuers (Nuerwew) to rob the country of ARCSS. THERE’S GOING TO BE A STALEMATE in Addis Ababa.....

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      • 26 April 09:02, by jubaone

        Eastern,
        Your analysis and assessment are correct. That leaves us with only one option: EQUATEXIT. The earlier the Equatorians realize that this HLRF wont bring anything, the better for us to decide NOW. This means gearing up for war, doing our own things without "them" and ensuring "they" dont get any closer to us. In that case, we arm ourselves and NO compromise until EQUATEXIT

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    • 26 April 11:10, by South South

      jubaone,

      Just a big coward is making empty conditions, shut up and find a rat to eat. Our SPLA is standing very tall to be seen, you like it join it, you don’t like it, stay in DIASPORA, case is closed.

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      • 26 April 11:28, by South South

        Eastern,

        Please find something to talk about.You are another person who is next to jubaone. Two of you are big mouths when you use internet, but two of you can not take the heat in South Sudan. You ran away to hide outside country, eat, drink and sleep, this is your job, leave country to real people who love it and ready to die for it.

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        • 26 April 18:19, by Eastern

          South South,

          Today your menue is vey boring because it doesn’t have monkey stew on it....What a day!

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      • 26 April 11:46, by jubaone

        South South,
        Jienge bullshit, your fugitive Malong also said similar nonsense b4, but today he is running a rebel outfit and trying to survive. There´s NO MORE SPLA except jienge village savages called NYORS dressed up in army uniforms. Just spare us this jienge shit. Rats in Equatoria are the reason starving jienges are lining up in Juba, ya MTN.

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        • 26 April 12:34, by South South

          jubaone,

          SPLA has been Dinka movement since day one, the all world knows that. This is the only reason SPLA fought real war against fake Arabs, but stupid people like you still need to to be told about the history of SPLA. People who eat rats and call them bush rats should not open their dirty mouths to talk to us. We are far better than them. You are very dirty by nature

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          • 26 April 14:03, by wau nar

            Ss
            please leave thoes of Jubacoward alone to bark like a dog thoes are the product of jalaba whom theirs mum & sisters are taken to sleep with arabs in Juba for one to two month andwere returned the owner when some have already pragenated ,hw do expect them to reason.thoes are backbeaters from day one.

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            • 26 April 16:57, by jubaone

              Way Nar,
              Who cares about jellaba slaves like you from Wau, Darfuri bastard.

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          • 26 April 17:01, by jubaone

            South South
            Worthless jienge, MTN, lugor, mbororo, shawal faham, kwerkwer, madingnyor. Kokora is the best. Go starve in your luak or join your fellow jienges from Abyei to carry jellaba urara. Bye 🙋 ya Aryan jienge.

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  • 26 April 07:01, by Midit Mitot

    South Sudan peace talk in Addis,,,, too much!!!!!

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  • 26 April 08:09, by Kush Natives

    None of those nonsense desired consistency by thugs rebels will never happen till kingdom come! They

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  • 26 April 08:11, by Sunday Junup

    There is no sign for the peace since Juba thugs demanded incentives for killing civilians

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  • 26 April 08:13, by Sunday Junup

    There is no sign for the peace since Juba thugs demanded incentives for killing civilians

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  • 26 April 09:02, by Lenin Bull

    These criminal foxes in persons of Former Detainees cannot kid anybody anymore. Why would it be Kiir alone resigning when they including Riek and his devilish followers are part and parcel of this satanic killing and destruction in the country? What we as common abused South Sudanese people need now during this last round of revitalization thing is comprehensive and total peace and nothing else!

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  • 26 April 09:06, by Lenin Bull

    The former detainees were the ones who cooked this wanton killing in the country when they used to approach Dr.Riek Machar to offer himself as their leader to fight and dispose President Kiir from J1. These same foxes used to go secretly to President Kiir and wrongly informed him that Dr.Riek was cooking another military coup similar to 1991 thing! I hate these criminal former detainees!

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  • 26 April 09:13, by Lenin Bull

    Fellow country folks, let us unequivocally tell these war-mongers that we need all South Sudanese around this time including our brother Dr.Riek Machar, former Detainees/or ngoothlielken, President Kiir, Chirilo, Lam Akol, Changson, Bagasoro, etc. Let them sign peace, come back home, and finally we go for elections. Nothing else.

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    • 26 April 09:31, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      The politicians should first and foremost think of the suffering of their people and sign peace NOT positions.

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    • 26 April 10:03, by Theallseeingeye

      Lenin Bull
      I agree with you this time too, the IGAD should understand that South Sudan Has now been fragmented along political, tribal, personal interest lines. and though those fragments wither being supporter of Kiir, Riek and Chirrilo can’t make the half of population they still constitute a significant majority in relation to the entire population, therefore, for IGAD to isolate any..

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      • 26 April 10:51, by Theallseeingeye

        cont..
        and try to solve the problem, does not sound wise, let the IGAD just force both Kiir & Riek to sign the agreement, then later surrender both to ICC, we don’t care. I was really socked and disappointed when Kiir Demanded a personal incentive in order to bring peace to this country, even the mediator demanded nothing, where were the Phd advisor to advice him properly ya Kuch/Koryoum?

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        • 26 April 11:15, by Theallseeingeye

          cont....
          was that statement actually a product of qualified PhD advisors? because for Kiir, we already know that he is not only an illiterate but a worthless drunker as well, but if its true, then this without any doubt proves that no matter what certificate, qualification or a degree conferred or entitled to Jienge, he.she will just remains a Jienge! we are cursed to exist with you!!!

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          • 26 April 12:39, by Lenin Bull

            Hei, hei, hei,Theallseeingeys, you are crossing red line when you generalized and insulted all jienge including my innocent self and others( children, villagers, women, elderly,etc). The bad ones are in government or switched side and took and started behaving like foxes and they are either in SPLM-IO or Former Detainees. But not us outside that damned thing called SPLMs!

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  • 26 April 10:28, by Jongo

    Hay look jenge Re-Vitalization, Re- Conciliation,Negotiation, Peace Talks,National Dialogue just name it as you like jenge All these worlds we don’t understand because we don’t really care Only one word we do care is KOKORA meaning Equatoria zero jenge this’l let everybody leave in peace if not to rest in peace go home jenge before been chased leave Juba alone WE HATE YOU

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    • 26 April 10:43, by young activist

      crying for peace and preaching hate speeches Jongo,
      you talk like some one benefiting on this ware.

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    • 26 April 10:43, by young activist

      crying for peace and preaching hate speeches Jongo,
      you talk like some one benefiting on this ware.

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  • 26 April 10:40, by young activist

    president kiir step down is not the solution to end the war wage over four years now in the nation why????,"every general need the seat of the president and that will be more worst for south Sudanese then now.

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    • 26 April 10:57, by Theallseeingeye

      young activist
      don’t stuck like bug on someone’s property, the guy was very clear, leave him alone and go back develop your luaks, we don’t care and we will not it think of visiting it, that’s simple and straight forward. what huh? can’t you do alone?

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  • 26 April 12:09, by Earthly Master

    South Sudan
    Your SplA is dead

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    • 26 April 12:38, by South South

      Earthly Master,

      If SPLA is dead how come Pagak is in our hands? Why rebels are roaming in Khartoum streets like dogs? Why refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya are full with rebels hiding like chicken, shut up loser.Why South Sudan is in our control? Why rebels are crying to get help from IGAD, OPEC, UN, USA? Why, Why, Why this country is under our control?

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      • 26 April 13:56, by Sunday Junup

        South South,
        Be inform that your SPLA has died long ago as been mentioned early. you are now asking for proof right let me gave you proof! Kiirimnal mayardit is asking for his personal incentive after he sign the agreement.

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        • 26 April 14:15, by South South

          Sunday Junup,

          Shit, in English we say " be informed"

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  • 26 April 14:13, by Nairobimitot

    It is time to fight the rebels and end the insurgents. These rebels are animals.

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  • 26 April 14:14, by wau nar

    Why IGAD plus others robbers don’t wants to leave southerners to discused by themselves theirs issue apart from them that is why the conflict did not stop.they in betwen the government n rebels they don’t tell the truth

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  • 26 April 20:27, by Eastern

    Dear All,

    Because of the possibility of the 3rd round of the HLRF failing, IGAD has once again postponed the meeting to a later date....Ears on the ground!

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