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Juba maintains objection to Machar’s participation in S. Sudan cabinet


May 12, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s government delegation to a recent meeting with IGAD mediators has reiterated its rejection to the personal participation of the exiled former first vice president Riek Machar in the future transitional administration.

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Riek Machar, center, walks to be sworn in at the presidential palace in the capital Juba, South Sudan Tuesday, April 26, (Photo AP/Jason Patinkin)

Juba declared its position in a consultations meeting held in Addis Ababa from May 10-12, 2018 including the government, the SPLM-IO and other groups, as the IGAD mediation on the other side has invited the stakeholders for the next peace forum from May 17-21, 2018.

"Our team met and gave the mediation our proposal giving out the way forward. We accept sharing of responsibilities and if this means a new agreement that results in the formation of the new government, we are ready for it," a member of the government delegation told Sudan Tribune on conditions of anonymity.

"We, also, made it clear that the responsibility sharing should not be a return to the conflict," he said adding the SPLM-IO "should be represented in the government if all they want is peace and stability to return instead of insisting on his participation".

However, the officials said they do not want to repeat the past experience. Also, he added that they cannot accept "people who do not agree to work (with the government) return to the same position" in allusion to Riek Machar

"Salva Kiir and Riek have taken the issues of the country personal and this makes it difficult to bridge the gap or even a consensus whenever they are given the opportunity," he emphasized.

The SPLM-IO in the past refused the exclusion of its leader from the government insisting that Juba cannot dictate who would represent the group in the interim government.

South Sudanese officials used to accuse Machar of being behind the bloody clashes that erupted in Juba on 8 July 2018 at the presidency between forces loyal to Machar and the presidential guards.

However, a UN conditional report revealed by the Associated Press in September 2016 claims that President Kiir and the then SPLA chief of staff Paul Malong Awan prepared and directed the fighting in Juba that led to the collapse of the transitional government and resumption of civil war in the country.

The consultations meeting tackled the outstanding issues in the power-sharing and the security arrangements.

In a related development, a member of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance told Sudan Tribune they continue to demand exclusion of President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar from the government if the result of the agreement was to be implemented.

Here again, Juba maintains its refusal for any proposal aiming to exclude President Kiir from running in the elections that would be organised at the end of the interim period.


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  • 12 May 2018 23:21, by Kuch

    Here is a solution: Let Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirilo, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Kosti Manibe, Uyai Deng Ajak & any other traitors, losers & thieves haul themselves back to South Sudan with no preconditions. Come & register their own parties, join the national dialogue & help in the restructuring of our constitutions>>>

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    • 12 May 2018 23:27, by Kuch

      and contest in elections against the current government. And if the traitors, losers & thieves win in elections. Then they can rule our country & our people. And if they lose in elections, then they can re-organize themselves & contest elections in the next election cycle----that is how things are done around the world & even here in our South Sudanese villages>>>

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      • 12 May 2018 23:32, by Kuch

        But for the traitors to brought back in the same government to come & repeat the same infighting that created the current mess in first place is a BIG NO BRAINIER & MUST NO BE ALLOWED AGAIN AT ALL COSTS. Again, what are the traitors, losers & thieves afraid of? They cannot cower in foreign capitals all their lives if they really want to rule South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>

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        • 12 May 2018 23:37, by Kuch

          What is special about those hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa? Millions of South Sudanese who would come & own the damn peace being peddled about in those hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa are here in South Sudan. So why always take our trivial internal issues to foreign capitals? It absolutely Pure bullsh*ts. Many South Sudanese with brains know very well, that the US, the UK, their UN,>>

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          • 12 May 2018 23:42, by Kuch

            their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are the ones holding our country hostage---they are using these losers, puppets, traitors & thieves as their blackmails & bargaining chips over country & our people. Purposely for the evils to crawl themselves back into our country. But the evil & her allies are wasting their damn times & our times>>>

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            • 12 May 2018 23:46, by Kuch

              The evil corporate America & her allies love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop. The evil corporate America & her allies regime change business often work for them in Middle East, West Africa, Central Africa, Southern African countries, South America, Eastern European & some Asian countries>>>

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              • 12 May 2018 23:57, by Kuch

                But right here in South Sudan, good luck to them---that is not gonna under the sun as far as we are concerned. The evil corporate America was given the first priority to come & invest in our country. But they refused citing lack of infrastructures in our country to come & invest in them----the corporate America wanted the oil infrastructures that was built by the Chinese companies>>>

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                • 13 May 2018 00:04, by Kuch

                  to take over as the infrastructures to come & invest in it. Just like they had done in Libya. And their traitors & puppets like Pagan Amuom, Riek Machar, Rebecca Nyandeng & their other thieves who have sold their lives to the devils, made a separate underhand deal with these evils. But now, the traitors & foreign puppets regime change with their masters isn’t going anywhere>>>

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                  • 13 May 2018 00:09, by Kuch

                    And so their foreign masters are using them as blackmails & bargaining cards over our country & against our people. But we have a huge bunch of South Sudanese idiots who are so close minded to read in between the lines that their their traitors like Pagan Amuom, Riek Machar, Rebecca Nyandeng, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Adwok Nyabe & other criminals are not working for the interest of our country>>>

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                    • 13 May 2018 00:12, by Kuch

                      and our people, they are working for their foreign masters in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states & some of their criminals in between. But the idiots would later understand when it is almost too late that our country is being sold out in foreign hotels, brothels & bars.

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                      • 13 May 2018 00:21, by Kuch

                        Alternatively, the IGAD countries like Kenya & ethiopia should tell these losers, thieves, traitors & foreign puppets/stooges to come back to South Sudan to come & join our national dialogue here inside South Sudan. Where peace would come & be implemented. The US, the UK & Norway must stop sponsoring any negotiations in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa. Because that damn crap being>>>>

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                        • 13 May 2018 00:25, by Kuch

                          negotiated in Aduis Ababa is not in the interest of our country & our people-----but it is in the interest of evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their shifty allies in between to crawl their evil selves back again into our country. Something that we are not going to entertain again>>>>

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                          • 13 May 2018 00:30, by Kuch

                            There are many issues in Northern Nigeria, DRC, CAR, Libya, Darfur, Southern Blue Nile, Southern Kordupan, ethiopia, Somalia or even Kenya. But some creeps in the AU & even IGAD are so fixated on South Sudan’s issues. What is so special with South Sudan problems? Because South Sudan is where many hyenas around the world are desperately salivating to plunder>>>

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                            • 13 May 2018 07:35, by Tilo

                              That doesn’t make sense,

                              There is no way you can keep one out and another one in.
                              Either both out or both in - if we really need peace in South Sudan; otherwise!!!

                              Simple logic

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                              • 13 May 2018 12:11, by Ajuongthii son


                                No reward with position to Dr. Killer, let him wait his time to reject others.

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  • 13 May 2018 01:34, by One people

    So you been seating in front of the computer and giving your finger some exercise on the keyboard for 8hr just to hear some negative and stupid response from Jubaone or J1 and lino plus Eastern- jur_likang_a_ likan’g - padiit gaga - Malakal county Simon - Games - Theallseeingeye. Rebles, Salva Kiir must stay in the office Ok, no Riek Machar

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    • 13 May 2018 04:30, by South South

      Reik Machar=Finito (in Italy)

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      • 13 May 2018 10:39, by jubaone

        South South
        In Italian not Italy ya jienge. Anyway just go back t Abywi and head on to your jellaba masters. Pretending to be SS won’t help cuz you have no place here. You could join the rebels if fugitive Malong. Read www.nyamile.com on defected jienge soldiers. That may motivate you coward.

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    • 13 May 2018 05:16, by Eastern

      Keep Machar out and Kiir in, in the South Sudanese political equation means instability and the status quo - hyper inflation, hunger, misery, death. Back to square one!

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      • 13 May 2018 06:00, by South South

        Empty threat only. Rebels are crushed, only pockets of resistances in deep bushes.

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        • 13 May 2018 09:40, by Eastern

          South South,

          Great that you accept there pockets of resistance in deep bushes.....The world has its eyes on Kiir. You may not like what comes out this deadlock in Addis Ababa. Just watch this space....!

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          • 13 May 2018 11:43, by South South


            Now we are crying for international community to help us to fight Kiir. This is what we said at the begin, put down a little guns you have and let’s talk as brothers to find the best way to rule our country. You refused, don’t cry anymore.

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            • 13 May 2018 15:00, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

              South South,

              You use the tools of security and defence to mass murder citizens for selfish reasons and you are proud of that!! What if the citizens get help to defend themselves would you be happy? No genuine South Sudanese who believe in nationhood would like the scenario that is going on to continue. I think you are a non citizen of this country.

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              • 13 May 2018 15:29, by South South

                jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

                You are making up big lies to satisfy yourself. Our government never killed civilians, our government killed rebels, traitors and betrayers. This is very good for our country to clean out bad guys.

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        • 13 May 2018 09:54, by jubaone

          South South
          Just brazen jienge idiocy and foolishness. If the opposition wrte crushed, there would be no need for HLRF. IGAD knows that more than you jienge. Secondly, the Kiirminal has no right to decide what, who and how the IO will represent itself. Focus on your own jienge shit or just shut up and we sort out this shit on the ground. Dr Riak just relax and watch the jienges fidget.

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          • 13 May 2018 11:47, by South South


            Kiir is in a position of power. He can tell weak people to listen, sit down, go away,keep your mouth shut and so on. He is saying now, Reik is out for good, in the middle of the day. Show us what you can do about an old man. Kiir is the head of everyone in South Sudan. He is telling Riek to sit outside J1 for good.

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          • 13 May 2018 11:49, by South South


            "If the opposition wrte crushed". What kind of English sentence is that? Maybe rats English.

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            • 13 May 2018 12:23, by jubaone

              South South
              Ah..Ahh! The jienge boy can now read and identify grammatical errors, how wonderful. Hurrah! the jienge boy understands English. Maybe he will be a minister in a jienge cabinet. After all most jienges assume leadership positions without academic credentials. One simply has to be a savage and know how to fight but not think well. See them in their jiengestans-scumbags and losers.

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              • 13 May 2018 12:40, by South South


                We moving with you to the right direction. Dinka are the master of the masters when we talk about war. They know how to kick enemies out from South Sudan, that’s is our job. We are also very well known for seeking the best education in the world. Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford know us. NBA knows us too. The all world knows us.

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                • 13 May 2018 13:42, by jubaone

                  South South
                  .."We are moving..." check your English. This is Jienglish from Yale, Oxford or Busoga University? Ah..ah

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                  • 13 May 2018 15:25, by South South


                    I just made a mistake. You are right, it is " We are moving". I have no any degree from university in USA or Europe, but other smart Dinkas are holding university degrees from the best schools in the world, Iam not one of them. I like South Sudan. I fought for it and when I see traitors like you making empty threat, I jump in and tell them to clean their shit somewhere.

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                    • 13 May 2018 15:58, by South South


                      If you look at the picture with this article you will see Mr. Albino Akol Akol, Lily’s father standing beside Reik, the traitor.

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                • 14 May 2018 08:33, by Theallseeingeye

                  South South
                  the fanny part of it is, Yet with all the Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Cambridge, oxford, MIT, etc. you still retain the same Jienge, smell, mentality and nature from luaks, its like "hundred billions $ been thrown into a monkey cage".

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      • 13 May 2018 13:03, by padiit gaga

        The Goss is not work unless we keep Kirr away from Goss and put Machar as president his doctor (Kirr)said Kirr has mantel dease is not pit to lead nation because he is patient. S.Sudan become loss of itis credibility due to Kirr his taught is numb by bear and lickery.

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    • 13 May 2018 06:40, by Jongo

      1 People
      All this list U mentioned wants to be president u missed out Deng Alour, Taban, Igga & lastly Paul. Kiir out fine what’l makes his not to form his own rebellion against one of list who become a president.All against each other U no bro SS is in deep shit & would not see peace & stability if not 4 ever but not less than 50 yrs.to come Guys this is a mass who’s going to clean it up

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  • 13 May 2018 06:31, by lou nuer

    It’s very stupid proposal by excluding Machar out and including Kir. It was proved that. J1 fought was initiated by current rebel leader Malong and Kir himself. How come inferior thinking went back by saying it Machar forces? We had less than 1500 soldier and we fought for almost week. Why are you fearing of making forces equal? That is cowadish. Whether you like it or not we are coming back. KUSH

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    • 13 May 2018 08:07, by Kuch

      low Nuer,
      what one week did you losers & idiots fought for? You are always informed that your Riek Machar psychopath was killed by the mighty SPLA outside *J1 = Jubaone* in July 2016. What are you idiots pandering for? Who says we want your evil corporate America, their UK, their UN, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus, their Arabs of Arabia, their UN>>>

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    • 13 May 2018 13:10, by Ajuongthii son

      Lou nuer

      Your Riak Machar is not allowed to participate in coalation gov,t, leave alone equal force, yaa gatkuel inta.

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  • 13 May 2018 08:03, by lino

    The UN said in September, 2016, it was Gen. Kiir and Malong who were responsible of taking the country back to war as both introduced violence on mid of December, 2013 by killing Nuer civilians in juba!!!
    The snake of SS still not dead for peace to be realized in the country!!!

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  • 13 May 2018 10:12, by MTN junub

    Nobody want to tell the truth in the ongoing south Sudan crisis but death will tell the truth on daily basis 1x1 will die Everyday as they say everyday is for the thief but one day is for the owner if the current leaders don’t die all 1x1 their families will face it 2x2 the blood n suffering of southern will not go in vein

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  • 13 May 2018 14:19, by Games

    Let us all pray for this round consultation to fail again and give Kiir and his JCE another yr and see how they would handle the ongoing crises in the country

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  • 14 May 2018 00:44, by Kenyang ll

    No peace will come from Addis Ababa and there will be no one across South Sudan till rotten regime and stupid Kiir there is physical removed. Or we can wait and remain in the smell, perhaps host of angels will descend from heaven and bring us peace.

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  • 14 May 2018 06:36, by JUR ATHÏT

    That donkey would remain under house arrest in South Africa and can be excluded in the Transitional Goverment of National Unity whether the rebels want it or not.

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  • 14 May 2018 06:43, by JUR ATHÏT

    Or otherwise he can be deported back to the mighty Kiirdit to be imprisoned like James Gadet.

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