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Cuts in U.S. aid encourage S. Sudan opposition to resist peace: official

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May 9, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan regretted a decision by the White House to review all types of financial support provided to South Sudan, saying such measures would encourage the opposition to resist regional efforts to end the civil war.

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (L) looks on as she meets President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir at The President Office in Juba on October 25, 2017 (AFP)

The White House Tuesday denounced the "inability and unwillingness" of South Sudanese leaders to end the over-four-year armed conflict and announced a comprehensive review of its assistance to the troubled country.

The purpose of the review is to ensure that U.S. "assistance does not contribute to or prolong the conflict, or facilitate predatory or corrupt behaviour". It will include support for the 2015 peace deal implementation and monitoring.

"Now as we are about to go for consultations (in Ethiopia) tomorrow, we are getting negative comments from the U.S., said South Sudan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mawen Makol Arik.

"Does the American government really want peace in South Sudan? Such statements are the ones emboldening the opposition not to work for peace," Arik wondered.

Pointing to the strongly worded statements against the Transitional National Unity Government led by President Salva Kiir, the South Sudanese diplomat stressed Juba commitment to reach a negotiated settlement to the conflict.

"Whatever decision they have arrived to, it is their legitimate right to do. We government of South Sudan cannot decide for the U.S.. The government is committed to the peace process through the (IGAD-led) revitalization forum and the national dialogue," Arik said.

"If they have decided not to help us, we will urge other people who are supporting the peace process to continue with their support," he stressed.

The White House said the government of President Kiir "is no longer inclusive. Further, it underlined that "the forced exile of key leadership representatives who signed the ARCSS further demonstrates the Kiir regime’s cynical repudiation of the peace process."

OBSTACLE TO PEACE?

Meanwhile, South Sudan’s coalition government released a similar statement accusing the US of being a "real obstacle" to a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

"The united States has actually been quite a real obstacle towards achieving a peaceful settlement in South Sudan. Its actions in the Security Council says nothings about wanting a peaceful settlement as its obstruction to the agreement on the reunification of the SPLM goes a long way to suggest that the united states want a particular settlement to the conflict, not the one we have been pursuing", partly reads the statement released Wednesday.

The latest US move, it further stressed, represent "a naked direct interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state and hurts peace process and restrain relations".

South Sudan’s coalition government said Washington’s "issuing ill considered statements such as this can only hurt the process and further restraint relationship".

Last March, the U.S. State Department announced that it would take measures against 15 South Sudan oil-related entities “whose revenues have contributed to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan.”

Before, Washington in February 2018 established a weapons embargo on South Sudan and imposed targeted sanctions on several South Sudanese officials from the government and the rebel groups.

However, it failed to convince the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution imposing arms embargo despite several attempts in this respect. Russia and China reject the ban.

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  • 9 May 21:40, by Kush Natives

    We’ll be OK, if they cuts their little assistant that they help South Sudan, just because rebels are losing the war, then cut it!

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    • 9 May 22:12, by Ajuongthii son

      Kush native

      What do you thinks, will happen to ordinary citizen, If USA cut it aids on s.sudan?

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      • 10 May 05:15, by Kuch

        Ajuongthii Son,
        "What do you thinks, will happen to ordinary citizen, If USA cut it aids on s.sudan?"
        What a lame question? South Sudanese citizens are not USA citizens idiot. Many of these South Sudanese lazies have been asked time & time again to get the hell of these filthy so-called UN compounds & go to their villages to farm their lands. But they are refusing, they just want to be fed free>>>

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        • 10 May 05:22, by Kuch

          UN meager food rations & complain day & night about lack of enough food, misuse of resources, corruption, Kiir & JCE this & that while they are not doing anything to help their own sorry selves, but watch too much American videos & propaganda in those filthy so-called UN compounds. They are told that their aimless armed rebellion had been utterly crushed, but they just don’t want to listen>>>

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          • 10 May 05:30, by Kuch

            they just want war to continue, at least on the internet though until their ’gat Riek Machar---their Ngundeng Buong prophet is brought back to his old position & distribute them free US dollars’ and free food, that when the world according to some of our South Sudanese communities view the world. But the world isn’t how some of these losers think it is----it is a very dangerous world & their USA>

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            • 10 May 05:41, by Kuch

              the UN, the UK & some of their sleazy NGOs like USAID, OXFAM-UK & others are very dangerous & sinister Organizations, trust this fellows. When we tell some of our lowly informed South Sudanese idiots that their US, some European countries like the UK, France, their gulf Arab states of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, their israel attack dog, even our cloned so-called arab North Sudan, ethiopia>>>

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              • 10 May 05:52, by Kuch

                Djibouti, Al Qada, ISIS/L, Jesh Al Islam, Al Nustra, Muslim Brotherhood, Boko Haram, the then Free Libyan Army, the defunct free Syrian Army, the so-called white helmet of Syria, Al shabab and here in our own South Sudan, our so-called SPLM-IO have an alliance. Trust this fellows. The reconquest of the Middle East & Africa by the US, some European countries, their so-called israel attack dog>>>

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                • 10 May 06:02, by Kuch

                  & their gulf Arab ’client’ states. Some of my lowly informed South Sudanese fools, the meager UN food rations that is always distributed to these South Sudanese idiots in these filthy so-called UN compounds does not exactly come from the US, the UK, France or israel as the idiots think----it comes from the gulf Arab state of UAE. But tell this to some of our Nuer, some of our Shilluks,>>>

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                  • 10 May 06:11, by Kuch

                    and some of our Equatorians to grow up, the world isn’t as flat as they think. And I know some our lowly informed Nuer cousins will tell you flatly that "kam da wo Jaang, ciala malech" (that between the Nuers & Jaang, no sorry). But some of our Nuer cousins messy way of lifestyle has been our country & our people’s progress all the times>>>

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        • 10 May 06:09, by Ajuongthii son

          Kuc

          Maybe you are a madman, look around yoursleves, and tell me who are those surrounding you in J1,? you claim to be liberator, and you quickly forgotten those who stood with you side by side. I thinks you are a very person who give wrong advise to our president to fail him in leadership.

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          • 10 May 06:21, by Kuch

            Ajuongthii son,
            "and you quickly forgotten those who stood with you side by side" Calm down idiot, I am a liberator & I don’t advise anyone in J1. And l will again take up arms again to liberate you lazies from a ’slick recolonization’ by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus, their cloned arab of North Sudan, their Arabs of Arabia & their their so-called *ethiopians Abesh*>>>

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            • 10 May 06:34, by Kuch

              Ajuongthii Son, did you say and l, "and you quickly forgotten those who stood with you side by side"?? Who are those who stood with us side by side mister? Ugandans, ethiopians, Kenyans, Cubans, Venezuelans, Nigerians, Russians, Chinese Libyans, Algerians, Congolese, Tanzanians, Rwandese, Chinese, Russians, Germans, the Nordic countries, Australians, Canadians>>>

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              • 10 May 06:41, by Kuch

                and other countries that l failed to mention here have helped us. And those countries l have mentioned above don’t carry their humanitarian aid that they gave our people during our trying times on their their sleeves as their blackmails, threats and bullying to our country & our people. Mr. Ajuongthii Son, what do you for a living man?>>

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            • 10 May 09:33, by Ajuongthii son

              Kuc

              Everone knows you are a madman in this forum,
              Kuc you have nothing to say, since you fail to confront your immediate enemy,
              Kuc I am the one who stoped and chase white army out in sudan safari, yaa pool inta, you cann,t tell me that you are liberator. Kuc don,t be confused. Be imformed that Iam Malual gierny, the fearless community

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      • 10 May 06:29, by Jongo

        Ajoungthi son
        I said to hell with their AID I really like that let them go ahead & compliment it because depending on AID/Assistance or help from someone you always remain his slave you can talk raising your eyes we have everything & also this encourage laziness among our communities we are supposed to refuse any AID/Help accept investment we are rich people just a matter of time to USA to realize

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        • 10 May 06:51, by Kuch

          Mr. Jongo,
          Good observation brother. The US, some European countries, their UN, their shifty NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between these days used their so-called UN, their so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their human rights business craps as their "21st century intrigues to occupy & colonize the third world countries with resources">>>

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          • 10 May 06:59, by Kuch

            Mr. Jongo,
            Low lives like Ajuonthii son are what the US, some European countries, their UN, their shifty NGOs, their evil juus and some of their creepy allies in between think that they are the young educated to use to destroy other people’s countries in the name of their so-called "reformed & democracy". Their US is not even a democracy, but republican. The UK is not even a democracy,>>>

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            • 10 May 07:12, by Kuch

              but a monarchy or aristocracy that we just want have it evil long nose here in our country in anyway or form. The UN, with its so-called UNSC is not even a democracy whatsoever, but an evil club owns by a few self-anointed countries of the US, France & the UK and which called themselves, "the masters of the world"?? Really?>>>

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              • 10 May 07:22, by Kuch

                A country like China was the only country that was ironically ’elected into that evil UN & its damn UNSC building in 1971’. But ’China and Russia’ are always caricatured by those un elected criminals in the US, the UK & France plus their evil juus attack dogs, their gulf Arab states & even some of their creepy allies here in our Africa & our own region>>>

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            • 10 May 10:04, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

              Kuch,

              What do you know apart from luak life? Americans made you road from Nimule to Juba that you use to have food from Uganda. They funded a maternity facility in Bahr el Ghazal. The did more things to your benefit and now you say to hell with their help!! What a sub-human being are you? You do not vomit on the plate you get your food from if you were to be a grown up person.

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      • 10 May 07:13, by jubaone

        Thank you US govt.
        Cut off this aid so that these lazy jienge scoundrels learn to work for themselves. You can’t babysit insolent and lazy idiots all the time. These jienges scoundrels can now get some yuan or rubels from their short-legged communist bastards from China and Russia.

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        • 10 May 08:51, by Theallseeingeye

          Jubaone
          me, like it too, let Trump cut that Aid off and let those worthless Jienge insects starve to death this will even reduce the unnecessarily big number, they are of no value after all, just wasting space, time and resources. therefore all SPLA nyoors, I have a very bad news for ya, "THERE IS GOING TO BE NO MORE WFP WAREHOUSE TO LOOT" again.

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        • 10 May 11:12, by Ajuongthii son

          Jubaone

          you are another an idiot like Kuc, how can you wellcome such decission, those who are suffering now are your people, and you are the one making them suffer because of one person Riak Machar,s interest. God mercy on your peace to have lasting people in our country.

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    • 9 May 23:05, by lino

      Ya Kuch,

      11 Billion dollars paid from American Taxpayers is not little at all! Did China and Russia gave the same help to South Sudan? China and Russia they give the Konyo Konyo Government loans so when the government is gone is you Kuch and South Sudanese People who will be paying these debits! I hope you start getting mad now!!!

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      • 10 May 07:44, by Lenin Bull

        Lino my brother open your eyes wide and be a little bit more analytical!. You talk of 11 Billion dollars of American Aids. What can you pinpoint was done with this huge sum of money in South Sudan? Nothing. It was corrupted by USAID officials and silently returned to America and Europe in form of salaries and nothing else. Your rebels camouflaged as IDPs in POC daily eat sorghum, and live

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        • 10 May 07:49, by Lenin Bull

          in crammed plastic sheet shelters, and drink water of our mother Nile River. According to academics/intellectual researchers each IDP family daily survive on less than a dollar. How many IDP families are being fed on US money? I leave you to make your own research and if you are lazy to make your own research then don’t disturb us in this forum with nonsense 11 billion dollars!

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  • 9 May 23:09, by lino

    Mawen Makol Arik,

    Let IGAD countries help you financially right now; USA, Canada, EU will hold back giving their taxpayers money and pay it to those who listen and keep peace between the people!!!
    M7 will be you 11 Billion dollars; just keep dragging your feet to the negotiating table!!!

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  • 10 May 00:57, by Uncle J

    United States government under crazy madman Donald Trump is not working for peace without hidden agenda, anyone with common sense can easily tells how the US is pushing for unnecessary sanctions on South Sudan. What American current government should know is that for 21 years of war until we gained our independence it wasn’t their foreign aids that was resisting Arabs. Mawien is very right

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    • 10 May 04:32, by Kenyang ll

      Uncle J,
      You yourself wouldn’t continue giving to stupid, wasteful person who can’t even appreciate your generosity. Pres Kiir, who is not "crazy madman" should be able to feed suffering South Sudanese. After all, this the war he brought out of blue, out his own inferiority.

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  • 10 May 07:28, by Lenin Bull

    It is only people of no character suffering from iron established stupidity who can sell their human dignity and self-worth/respect for a piece of bread! Esau did that in the Bible and his name was forgotten the same instance. We free, dignified, and free South Sudanese citizens will never allow Americans to look down on us because of fake assistance. Let them stop it.

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  • 10 May 07:32, by Lenin Bull

    GOD has given us everything we need on earth in South Sudan for our happy living just like Americans and any other people on earth. It is only NGUNDAENG movement of doom, death, destruction, and killing which is delaying development and happy living in South Sudan. Let SPLA-IO stop the war and come back home so that we rebuild our shattered lives again using our natural resources not hand-outs!

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    • 10 May 08:12, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool
      I don’t buy this jienge crap of "..let IO stop the war...". This is a lazy man’s excuse for his dismal failure. Jiengeland has experienced NO WAR, again NO WAR and ideally jienges would have channeled the monies to develop their luaks. But no, nothing except savage fighting, looting and raping. No education, skills and hardworking people. Today jiengeland is just worthless. Just losers.

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      • 10 May 08:18, by jubaone

        Lenin
        Taban and his IO renegades and already with you. Ask him to go beg the Peking ducks for help. Just shut and leave Riak and his IO in peace. You must be stupid to now start begging him to return. Things DON’T work that way. The kiirminal must kneel b4 Riak and ask for forgiveness. If not just kiss 💋 his ass and leave him alone.

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  • 10 May 07:37, by Lenin Bull

    If the coming final phase of peace revitalization fails, the government should declare total all out war on any gad damned rebels still carrying guns in the bushes of South Sudan and let whoever fox behind come. Foreigners are undermining South Sudan through these traitors and it should not be allowed to continue forever.

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    • 10 May 08:24, by jubaone

      Lenin
      No peace and this jienge trash. Either you Jienges kill all the rest junubin or we screw you up without mercy. Either you win or the red win. God forbid should you lose, then your type will be extinct in Equatoria. I swear. The HLRF will fail and let us then sort out this shit 💩 alone.

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    • 10 May 08:50, by Kuch

      Mr. Lenin Bull,
      Who are those rebels of South Sudan, the government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people are going to go & negotiate with in those hotels, brothels and bars of Adis Ababa? No rebels. The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their so-called *ethiopia* (Abeshas), their so-called israel evil (juus)>>>

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      • 10 May 09:01, by Kuch

        their gulf Arab states & their creepy allies in between chap. Many South Sudanese fools do not know their enemies. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies have taken our country & our people’s hostage. WE ARE NOT PART OF THE SO-CALLED ANGLO-AMERICA EMPIRE, never had/has/will in any form form or shape. We are back Mr. Linen Bull war is here brother>>>

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        • 10 May 09:15, by Kuch

          Mr. Lenin Bull, read this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw
          This is an evil juus (the so-called israel) calendar to be honest with Mr. Linen Bull chap. But the evil juus, their cloned so-called Arabs of Arabia, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, even the Bantus of Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, even Indians>>>

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    • 10 May 09:57, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Lenin Bull,

      You are really a bull for failing to reason like a human being! Is there another another war that is defined otherwise? Right now Jieng are on offensive that is not helping them. There is no other declaration of war when Jiengs are already on it. South is awaiting whatever they say then counteract as a response to you the mad people.

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  • 10 May 07:54, by Lenin Bull

    The 200 km tarmac road between Juba and Nimule was built by contractors identified and paid by USAID and the publicly known cost of that poorly constructed road was 200 million US dollars not billion. Cross to Uganda side of the border in Elegu to Kampala and see the road constructed by joint Uganda-Chinese company: standard!

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    • 10 May 08:30, by jubaone

      Lenin
      Go get your short-legged Peking geese to come develop roads in jiengeland and not in Equatoria. This will attract jienge settlers and occupiers to get back to their luaks. Visitation time is over. We want our Madi people to return and start cultivation instead of lazy fools squatting and idling around. Equatoria work for themselves and not wait like parasites for free handouts. Go home.

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    • 10 May 08:38, by Theallseeingeye

      Lenin Bull
      you see, that is what exactly Jubaone has not yet finished saying it, you Jienge wants things to be done ready for you, and yet after been done you don’t even appropriate, if the " poorly constructed road was 200 million US dollars not billion." that’s what they can donate, but what road or bridge did your government build?

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      • 10 May 08:43, by Theallseeingeye

        cont..
        you can’t just sit there, claim to be a government and deliver nothing, NO, government system does not work like the "benj" thing, the government must feed, secure, protect, develop, educate, provide health services, etc to its nation, don’t wait and expect the Americans, Chines, Russian to come and wipe your A**, clean you shit up.

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  • 10 May 10:18, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The cutting of aid to jieng government by Americans has touched their nerves. They now the end of their brutal era is about elapse. The world can not entertain rapist, human butchers, international law breakers to play about and continue to disturb international tranquillity. It is high time they were booted out of Juba. A type of people that have no remorse, compassion and humanity must not rule.

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    • 10 May 10:20, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      The cutting of aid to jieng government by Americans has touched their nerves. The end of their brutal era is about to elapse. The world can not entertain rapist, human butchers, international law breakers to play about and continue to disturb international tranquillity. It is high time they were booted out of Juba. A type of people that have no remorse, compassion and humanity must not rule

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  • 10 May 11:28, by Uncle J

    America is in a trillions of dollars debt to China 🇨🇳 but China doesn’t use that debt as a threat to United States that’s what defines how stupid Americans are...they have some lords they bow 🙇??? down to and act tough to misfortuned nations like South Sudan 🇸🇸

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    • 10 May 13:19, by Malakal county Simon

      Let’s them cut it!!!! The dinkas has made us to become a joke for the entire world....

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      • 10 May 13:21, by Malakal county Simon

        Cont...

        They (Dinkas) must relinquish power, step aside and let them watch how the other South Sudanese will manage this country.

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