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U.S. orders review of aid programs to war-torn South Sudan

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May 8, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - The United States will initiate a comprehensive review of its assistance programs to South Sudan to ensure its aid does not contribute to or prolong the country’s ongoing conflict, or facilitate predatory or corrupt behaviour, the White House said on Tuesday.

Such a review, it said, will involve appraising the U.S. support for the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism (JMEC) and other mechanisms intended to support the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), which was signed in August 2015.

“We are deeply frustrated with the lack of progress toward an agreement, and we must ensure our shared efforts reflect the urgency of the situation,” the White House statement reads in part.

The U.S. said South Sudan’s coalition government was no longer inclusive, adding that the “forced” exile of key leadership representatives who signed the 2015 accord further demonstrates the Juba regime’s “cynical repudiation of the peace process”.

“The government of South Sudan has lost credibility, and the United States is losing patience," further noted the White House statement.

"The United States Government will not continue in a partnership with leaders who are only interested in perpetuating an endless war characterized by ethnically-motivated atrocities,” it added.

Expressing frustration with the “lack of progress" toward an effective peace agreement, the U.S. said South Sudan’s only path to peace is through a negotiated agreement for a transitional government

One of the countries that recognized South Sudan’s independence in 2011, the US played a key role in helping create the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that laid the groundwork a referendum, through which the people of South Sudan overwhelmingly voted for independence.

Currently, the U.S. government remains the leading international donor to South Sudan and provides significant humanitarian assistance to the hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese citizens displaced or otherwise affected since the start of the country’s crisis in December 2013.

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  • 8 May 22:00, by Eastern

    South South,

    Are you there?! I am missing the monkey stew and the monkey poop, bwahahahahah!

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    • 8 May 23:03, by South South

      Eastern,

      USAID money are not near our government. So this is not a big deal really, maybe for coin rebels. You want peace come to me to help you. USA will never help you to put you in J1.

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      • 9 May 07:32, by Tilo

        South South,

        You need to reason well buddy,
        There is no way that the whole Universe are wrong except the jienge. Do not keep on lying to people. Admit and accept the truth then change the way you guys think/do things. Please give peace a change and make your gov’t inclusive, allow every citizen to enjoy fruit of this country

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        • 9 May 10:10, by South South

          Tilo,

          You just keep talking stupidly as usual. USAID in this world never given to the governments, they are given to civilians in need. In South Sudan, USAID are given to your uncles who are hiding in UN camps inside and outside South Sudan, let US cut the funds and you we will see your uncles and some "KARAMAs crying like babies.

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  • 8 May 22:04, by Eastern

    JMEC has been sleeping on the job; the sooner it’s disbanded, the better for the US taxpayers...!

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  • 8 May 22:57, by lino

    Let IGAD Countries feed Konyo Konyo Regime in Juba if they want! Taxpayers money of EU, Australia, Canada, and the USA will not be wasted anymore! Supporters of Gen. Kiir should carry the burdens know.
    A Revitalization Government should be formed and Kiir Mayardiit should pack up with Khartoum’s Boys to Kampala!!!

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    • 9 May 10:13, by South South

      lino,

      Your uncles will be the first people in South Sudan to cry if the funds from US are cut. Our government never benefit from USAID, but those in UN camps outside and inside South Sudan will face it big if funds are cut by US.

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    • 9 May 16:02, by okello

      @Lino
      i will give south Sudan credit for having Konyo Konyo law, but shame for traitors who lawlessly loitering and feed free in neighboring countries abusing his countries for the seek of his own stomach and selfishness. If those you mention do not support south Sudan it upto them and you self exile and traitors groups good luck with them.

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  • 8 May 23:34, by dinkdong

    It has contributed and it is prolonging the war already.

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  • 9 May 05:49, by Mayendit

    It is not secret that, our people special those refugees who are camping at UNMISS within South Sudan nation do not want to go home and cultivate in their own communities because they believe UN will take care of them. Rebels also have taken family to UNMISS so that, they would be feed while, conducting rebellion. U.S must cut aid inside UNMISS so that, they can go back and start cultivated there.

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  • 9 May 05:58, by Mayendit

    The conflicts have not spreading to all communities in Upper Nile, Equatoria regions and part of Bahr El Ghazal regions but it appear that, our people have attached laziness with conflict. Also some people were running away from their homes in the name of conflict even when there was nothing happen still runs to Uganda because they are looking for resettlement process and that is another reason .

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  • 9 May 06:09, by Mayendit

    I think the United States and other actors should not be focusing blames only government but to careful study on those rebels and their supporters. All these people living at the UNMISS have been supporting war one way or another. At UNMISS camp in Juba, the people who gets rations by UN turn rebels at night time, they lay ambushed on road block and the take hostage others citizens like them .

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  • 9 May 06:20, by Mayendit

    In short, it become obvious that, all camps within South Sudan are making business while, they were running away for fear of life. All refugee living inside South Sudan must be told to go back their homes and UNMISS must close down all camps and the UN has to provide them rations for 6 months so that, they have to prepare them when they returned to cultivated and that is all needed.

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    • 9 May 07:25, by Lenin Bull

      Mayendit thank you for stating the truth as naked as it is! Man you are a great South Sudanese intellectual keep that spirit.

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    • 9 May 08:02, by Ajuongthii son

      Mayendit

      President Kiir Gov,t was goting sovatage from US, EU, UK, UN, & AU, therefor he should look foreword to find solution.

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    • 9 May 09:19, by Theallseeingeye

      Mayendit
      those innocent civilian have not voluntarily chosen to stay inside the PoCs, me my self, I had been to PoC before, and let me tell you how it feels inside there, PoC stinks, just like your luak, very confined (which means no piracy and confidentially)its like being with naked Jienge community, very uncomfortable, but most importantly very peaceful since their are only few Jienges there.

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  • 9 May 07:29, by Lenin Bull

    Let idiots know that US cut its financial assistance as soon as South Sudan raised its flag on the 9th July 2011! Since then there has never been US assistance to South Sudan. What those of us who are following keenly and closely the events in our country know is that US has been channeling its money through USAID and other dubious NGOs who have even been cheating the US of this money.

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  • 9 May 07:35, by Lenin Bull

    The US boasts aloud of supproting South Sudan with billion of dollars in aids but if one sees and analyse the services given to IDPs in POCs, it is very poor if not bad altogether. IDPs eat bad sorghum, drink water from the Nile, and live in bad shelters of plastic sheets crammed together. IDPs survive not because of these assistance but because mother nature/God has blessed South Sudanwithresourc

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    • 9 May 07:46, by Dalta Cirea

      Mayandit,

      People were run to IDP Camp simply because their government killed them. Government forces are not protecting ,they started killing women, children and elderly since 2013 to date. it is like you are crying because your family are dying with hunger.please acknowledge that citizen are terrorizing by the government army.

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    • 9 May 07:46, by Dalta Cirea

      Mayandit,

      People were run to IDP Camp simply because their government killed them. Government forces are not protecting ,they started killing women, children and elderly since 2013 to date. it is like you are crying because your family are dying with hunger.please acknowledge that citizen are terrorizing by the government army.

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      • 9 May 08:30, by Ajuongthii son

        Dalta
        Those who targeted people are not SPLA, they are unknow gunmen plse.

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        • 9 May 08:40, by Tilo

          Ajuongthii son

          Who are unknown gunmen?
          And why is unknown gunmen only exist in government controlled area?

          Does it mean that unknown gunmen are powerful than gov’t for gov’t cannot identify or apprehend them or they are gov’t operatives

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          • 9 May 16:34, by Ajuongthii son

            Tilo

            Belive me brother, those who ambushed innocent passagers on high ways haven,t different with those who killed innocent civilian in juba, both gov,t and rebel should be hold accountable.

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        • 9 May 09:09, by Theallseeingeye

          Ajuongthii son
          even the dictionary would tell you that the "unknown gunmen" are in fact known hungry Jienge men armed to the teeth with guns who totally rely on free food and stolen, and are being dispatch by the government to terrorize the public.

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      • 9 May 11:30, by Jongo

        Dalta
        As a mater of facts dinka(jenge) & nuer or the greater upper Nile people are the trouble makers Nuer killed jenge in 1991 now jenge are killing nuer in a revenge act these became your culture violence uncivilized attitude now what only you jenge & nuer go home J1 owned by Equatorians & is only for a rent this moment & soon will be ZERO MTN

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  • 9 May 07:38, by Lenin Bull

    It is better for US to revise its sourcing of money to NGOs, and USAID because the thieves in these institutions have swindled the US of its billions of dollars. We South Sudanese are innocent and even if US stops it assistance it will only pains the ticks in these institutions not us surely. The sooner the better US!

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  • 9 May 12:00, by marial-akol

    Theallseeingeye, your hatred against jieng will alone kills you. i am telling you we didnt benefit anythings in war even the war we fought with arabs is now being enjoy you(nuer). look even a nuer man can just ptu on the rank of major-general and jump to the bush and comes back and integrated into SPLA. facts must be said you are the curse to this nation.just say thank you.

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  • 9 May 12:59, by Dalta Cirea

    Thank you Tilo for made it clear to those who defend some thing known to South Sudanese that government soldiers are killing them and run to neighbouring countries for them.

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