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S. Sudan rebels denounce negative propaganda against Machar


May 22, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s armed opposition movement (SPLA-IO) said it is “disturbed” by the negative propaganda directed against its leader, Riek Machar.

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The Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) deputy chair, Maj. Gen Majier Deng Kur at the cantonment site (JMEC photo)

The Deputy Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) chairman from the government side, Maj. Gen Majier Deng Kur, in 22 May letter, allegedly claimed Machar ordered the armed opposition forces to launch attacks on to government positions in Leer and Pakur.

Kur’s letter was addressed to the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM).

“This is utterly ridiculous and an unfounded claim which is, in fact, a violation of the CoHA [Cessation of Hostilities Agreement] in itself,” the opposition said Tuesday.

The rebels, in a statement, accused South Sudan government forces, accompanied by tanks, of attacking Luol payam “where they raided and looted civilians’ cattle and properties, destroyed shelters and abducted women and children”.

“Therefore, the letter from Maj. Gen. Majier is not only a downplay of their continuous genocide in Leer, but also a conspiracy of the anti-peace elements to keep Dr Machar in detention,” the statement from the rebel group noted.

The armed opposition faction called upon the CTSAMM to not only investigate the situation in Leer, but also investigate Kur for frustrating the peace process.

On Tuesday, officials from the CTSAMM and the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) submitted reports concerning the repeated and serious violations of the ceasefire agreement, calling for urgent and appropriate action against the perpetrators.

As such, the chairperson of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council decided to convene an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers to consider the punitive measures that should be taken against violators of the ceasefire accord.


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  • 23 May 2018 08:24, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    Can you people stop negative propaganda against each other and observe cease fire for the sake of suffering civilians?

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    • 23 May 2018 08:40, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      If we are to realize peace in South Sudan, we should all stop this negativity against each other; be it media, be it government or any other opposition groups and us the tribes of South Sudan. Please let all stop this for God’s sake and peace in our country.

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      • 23 May 2018 10:35, by Malakal county Simon

        Defamatory against people’s moment leader Dr Machar, is always the illegitimate government priority in a hope to keep Dr Machar out of South South...... But what is the defferent?? If Dr Machar is able to order his IO army from a distance, then what is the point of keeping him away? A sound minded person, would know straight away but the blind supporters of unwanted president, will still argues..

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        • 23 May 2018 10:44, by Malakal county Simon


          In a simple way, You canot or will mever sidelines a heavy politician like Dr Machar who gains the half population of country!! It’s impossible and the illegitimate government shpuld quit the evil thinking of keeping a native individual away from the country.... That’s alone, it’s another declaration of war.... please, let’s us all accept one another, accept peace in solidarity to our s

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          • 23 May 2018 14:01, by William

            Hey slow down buddy, both Reik and Kiir never work together any more. Another thing, Riek Machar is known as dangerous guy. Hundreds thousands dead after him every year. Never may try someone rather Riek.

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  • 23 May 2018 14:24, by William

    If they IGAD includes Riek in this peace process, Nuers have to be prepare for another big war. There is no way Riek should stay in power without waging war. What I don’t like about him is he let his people dead without single wining. In 2013 rebellion, he has huge army but he didn’t know how to lead them instead, he created division among them.

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    • 23 May 2018 14:41, by Malakal county Simon

      It’s simple!! Peace without Dr Machar, meaning we are lawless country and that’s gona take while.... Not just Nuers, but southerners including youself but hided because you fear unwanted president who have killed thousand Nuers less than he did.... So what are you talking about slave dying slave William??

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      • 23 May 2018 15:02, by William

        Malakal, Kiir was bout to go but Reik assistance Kiir to stay in power through waged poor planning war. Everyone agree that Kiir cannot leading the nation in a right way. Even Kiir himself knows very well that he is very weak to lead the nation. But due to Riek’s weak strategies, keep Kiir in power up to now.

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        • 23 May 2018 15:16, by William

          Second Malakal. The problem is not country doesn’t has a laws but the implementation of laws is the big issue no matter what kind of gov’t in the country. The constitution of South Sudan is not too bad but no single article implement by leaders including Kiir. Therefore, implementation of laws is the big case and Reik can’t do anything about it instead, it become worse if he come in power.

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    • 24 May 2018 01:57, by lino

      The rule thump ya William is either both men are out or in!!! Why is it so hard to figure this out! I know even if they leave Riek out and Kiir in, South Sudan will be in intensive care unit always!!!
      Still people didn’t leaned from July, 2016!!! Thick headed!!!

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  • 23 May 2018 14:37, by William

    Other countries gave him huge support through UN by training, arming, and huge logistics to him army but still fail to achieve his goal as president. He disappointed his supporters until they jail him. The guy is not responsible but know only leading people to dead. That is what he is good for.

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  • 23 May 2018 15:44, by Mike Mike

    Leaders doesn’t behave like kids.You have to adopts sense of swallows some of the baseless accusation and you try to think positively on what can bring peace to the people of South Sudan and stop the words of incitement among yourselves.S Sudanese people are really become tired for hearing baseless and unfound accusations all the time from the two main rival parties.Peace is what we are for in SS.

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    • 23 May 2018 16:14, by William

      I think there is nothing no baseless accusation. There are facts accusation. People dead and that all. South Sudanese have to be frank to ask themselves why we killing each other. If they don’t know why they fighting for then, no peace. For me, there is nothing they are fighting for than misleading by same leaders who robbed South Sudan resources. What is going on in Addis Ababa is call power

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      • 23 May 2018 16:25, by William

        sharing and can’t bring peace at all since another group can rebel and as for power sharing. South Sudanese must pressure government using different strategies than using rebellion as the way to bring better life in the nation. The so called IGAD and their allies like continuation of war in South Sudan because South Sudan war benefit them.

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  • 23 May 2018 18:58, by Mike Mike


    I agree to all what you said here. Let,s be in hope God of Abraham will one day bring all about peace to our people of SS though our leaders are not in a position to bring peace.The Country is really has been own by some individuals whom have greatly looted the whole resources of our nation and denial us from all whatever we were expecting to get in newest born nation.

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  • 24 May 2018 04:29, by Mayendit

    The former vice president must surrender on rebellion, because his own people make him failed leader. There are some how, some way to blamed Dr. Riek Machar but a lot of bad things are done by his own people. Riek is not controlling all his SPLA IO and they are continues doing worst added to his records and I don’t see future leadership to pushed yourself to that danger. He should quit politics.

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