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President Salva Kiir greets First Vice President Riek Machar before to start a meeting at the South Sudanese presidency in Juba on 3 June 2016 (Photo Moses Lomayat)

May 31, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has proposed a meeting between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar takes place before the 31st summit of the African Union on 1 and 2 July in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

The IGAD Council of Ministers, in a communiqué issued following its extraordinary summit in Addis Ababa on Thursday, said a final decision be made on the effective participation of the armed opposition leader on the peace process.

It will be the first time the two rival South Sudanese leaders will be meeting face-to-face since the July 2016 clashes in the capital, Juba.

The second round of the IGAD-led High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) ended last week without any deal after the warring parties rejected a proposed power-sharing deal developed by regional bloc and IGAD is yet to announce the next date for the negotiations.

Meanwhile, foreign ministers from the regional bloc have directed mediators to develop a full revitalized text of the 2015 peace agreement, which it said should be endorsed by the IGAD Council of Ministers and submitted to the summit for the final approval.

The IGAD Council of Ministers, in the communiqué, also proposed that punitive measures be taken against violators of the ceasefire deal for approval of its Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

It further decided to submit its request to the IGAD Assembly to delegate the Council to decide on actions to be taken against violators of the ceasefire deal on the assembly’s behalf.

The IGAD Council of Ministers, however, said it will work closely with the IGAD-Plus nations to realize the objectives of the HLRF process.

South Sudan plunged into war in December 2013, barely two years after independence from Sudan, after a disagreement between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar deteriorated into a military confrontation.

Tens of thousands have been killed by the fighting between troops loyal to Kiir and forces loyal to Machar. The conflict has also left a quarter of the country’s population of 12 million either internally displaced or as refugees in neighbouring countries

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  • 1 June 07:49, by Lenin Bull

    These idiots are done with absolutely. They are going to be detained there right away by both the UN, AU, and IGAD if they fail to agree and sign peace to end the suffering in the country. Peace is already being drafted by the IGAD peace facilitators, which will be revised by Foreign Ministers of IGAD, and finally presented to IGAD Heads of State and Government for final approval and presentation.

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    • 1 June 09:48, by jubaone

      IGAD shouldn’t think we are idiots. It helped incarcerate Riak in the hope things would settle without Riak. The arithmetic has gone awry and IGAD foolishly wants to clear it’s image. Sorry! Release Riak unconditionally and rehabilitate him. You can’t take a "chained prisoner" and expect him to run 🏃 freely and fast. No. What is the goal of this meeting anyway?

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      • 1 June 09:55, by jubaone

        Riak must be either naive or outright stupid to meet such a kiirminal who on 2 occasion faked a coup to get him killed. I wouldn’t. IGAD has realized oh shit! without Riak things won’t move ahead. Soon IGAD will get to it’s knees to beg Riak to get on board. Riak must now dictate the terms of engagement. Either IGAD hands over the mandate to AU, EU, US or war continues. Case closed next.

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  • 1 June 07:50, by Rumbek S. Sudan

    The international community and the so called do not know how much South Sudanese are yawning for peace in the country. We are tired of these leaders, whether opposition, government or FDs. Their families are not affected, they are not hungry, they are not in a refugee camps or in the UN camps within the country. Why holding us hostage to cause us more suffering?

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  • 1 June 07:54, by Lenin Bull

    This peace already designed cooked and by foreigners will be presented at gun points to the two idiots to sign whether they like it or loathe it in Nouakchot, Mauritania in July 2018. If President Kiir lazily drag his his feet and hands not to sign it saying in incomprehensible Arab diluted English that " Inu he has some serious reservations", he may not see South Sudan again.

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  • 1 June 08:02, by Lenin Bull

    President Salva Kiir has procrastinated time and again not to deal decisively with rebellions in South Sudan and he was advised by people who have read (Machiaveli: The Prince, and Thomas Hobbes: The Leviathan, Sun Tzu: The Art of War, Mao Ze Tung: Guerilla Warfare, and many other bibles of political and military sciences). Now J1 is in trouble again. I love to watch that scene again on TV!

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  • 1 June 08:12, by Lenin Bull

    J1 battle of the 10th July 2016 should have been the decisive movement to end all these nonsense but President Kiir procrastinated and he politically lost the battle on that day though his apparent military victory in that 30 minutes J1 battles seemed to have convinced the idiots who have not read political science when the contrary is true.

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    • 1 June 08:25, by Kuch

      Linen Bull,
      I 100% agree with your sentiments. Salva Kiir is a dimwit, he is always behind everything his enemies & the enemies of our country & our people are scheming. He always want others to depend his lousiness & weak leadership. The IGAD countries and their masters from the US, the UK, their UN & their shifty NGOs don’t a sustainable peace in our country whatsoever. Remember Mr.Linen Bull>>>

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      • 1 June 08:30, by Kuch

        COLD WAR part is fought right here in our country. Some highly informed South Sudanese know, but a huge chunk of fools including many of our so-called leaders don’t know this dirty intrigue Mr. Linen Bull. The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and some of their shifty allies have ’outsourced the direct colonization’ of our country & our people to the AU & the IGAD countries>>>

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        • 1 June 08:37, by Kuch

          https://www.britannica.com/place/British-West-Africa
          https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-indirect-rule-342259
          These creepy intrigues are made in such a way that the fools like bunch of our lowly informed South Sudanese idiots won’t under right away, but they will later wake up like some spooked birds that they were after all intrigued (cheated) by their masters they considered their uncles>>

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          • 1 June 08:43, by Kuch

            The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their gulf Arab states paymasters are the ones who are paying the AU & the IGAD parasites. And the AU & IGAD parasites would come & lord over the South Sudanese fools their US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their gulf Arab states paymasters dixtats on the South Sudanese fools. One glaring and pestering question is: Why are the US, the UK, their UN>>>>

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            • 1 June 08:49, by Kuch

              their NGOs & some of their allies in between are so much interested in our country & our people’s inter anal issues when there are massive problems, even Kenya, Burundi, Somalia, ethiopia, Eritrea, North Sudan, DRC, CAR, Libya, Northern Nigeria & so on? It is simply because of resources, our lands, our Nile waters & of course to counter Geo-politically counter China>>>

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              • 1 June 08:55, by Kuch

                The US, the UK, France & some of their creepy allies in between know, that here in South Sudan, is where they are going to have a hard time conquering our country & our people. Because we have seen all these dirty movies & intrigues before. But they are not giving as yet. They have their so-called UNSC threats of sanctions, arm embargoes, travel ban or assets freeze of anyone in our country>>>

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                • 1 June 08:59, by Kuch

                  who doesn’t want to bow to evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between dirty intrigues & their sinister project over our country & our people. I don’t know whether those criminals in the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs really live in our world or in different universe than our own>>>

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                  • 1 June 09:06, by Kuch

                    Back to the alleged face-face meet between Mr. Salva Kiir & Riek Machar. I won’t consider that piece sh*t credible, it just another SUDAN TRIBUNE to work up some South Sudanese who always don’t like to first of all ’fact check’ the content of SUDAN TRIBUNE news. First of all, Mauritania is not an IGAD member country & if a loser like Salva & his hence men can’t challenge that silly proposal then,>

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                    • 1 June 09:12, by Kuch

                      the idiot must dispose off that damn cowboy hat and go to Mauritania and never come back South Sudan again. Mr. Salva Kiir let himself be bullied by the US, the UK, the UN and some IGAD countries to release the traitors of Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot & other thieves to hand them over to Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta for safe protection. But these days, this same Salva Kiir fool cannot even tell>>>

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                      • 1 June 09:16, by Kuch

                        Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, the guy who was who entrusted by the US, the UK, their UN & their creepy allies in between to keep those traitors & thieves safe, to bring them back to South Sudan to answer their treason and theft charges. Mr. Salva Kiir wants others to it for him>>>>

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                        • 1 June 09:22, by Kuch

                          Mr. Salva Kiir has been informed time & time again, that their US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their gulf Arab states paymasters, their evil juus have taken our country & our people’s hostages. And they are using their creepy allies like ethiopia, North Sudan & even Kenya to some smaller extent. As would be their ’new staging posts’>>>

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                          • 1 June 09:27, by Kuch

                            to destabilize our country. And they are keeping the traitors, thieves & foreign puppets in Adis Ababa, Khartoum or Nairobi as their bargaining cards & blackmails over our country & our people. But the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their gulf Arab states & their creepy allies like ethiopia, North Sudan or Kenya are wasting their damn times & our times>>>>

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                            • 1 June 09:32, by Kuch

                              Who says we want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned o-called arab of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters, their Abeshas (ethiopians) prostitutes or Bantus in our country? Who says we want these vermins in our country fellows? Who really say? Reasons, PURE HATRED & RACISM. Fellows, there are some evils who just love other people who don’t like them>>

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                              • 1 June 09:37, by Kuch

                                Here in South Sudan, we have never ever been fans of any evil on earth who thinks that he/she can stand over our necks, reasons PURE HATRED & RACISM. Fellows, the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs, their gulf Arab states, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far>>>>

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                                • 1 June 09:44, by Kuch

                                  and it must stop fellows. Fellows, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan are not part the so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN empire, never has & will never be fellows. My South Sudanese fools, VERY BAD WAR is here & WE ARE GOING TO BOMB OUR ENEMIES OUT our country & our people once & for all by a way of WAR>>>

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                                  • 1 June 09:51, by Kuch

                                    We have been telling some of our ’lazies & foreign puppets, traitors & thieves’ that our country has been taken hostage by some evils from the UK, the UK, their UN, their creepy allies, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between like their 19th Hong Kong, where some English merchants & allies, took the Island of ’Hong Kong’ with their "Opium supply" from their then British East India

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                                    • 1 June 09:57, by Kuch

                                      https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heroin/etc/history.html
                                      https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2017/12/19/the-opium-wars-still-shape-chinas-view-of-the-west
                                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium
                                      The Chinese island Hong Kong became so addicted to Heroin, until the Chinese government of China told the English merchants & allies to back off>>>

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                                      • 1 June 10:06, by Kuch

                                        The government of China & the Chinese people were bullied by the English merchants & their opium supplier’s allies, who wanted to keep the status quo, were kicked in the teeth by the Chinese people in 1997. When the Chinese people took back their own Hong Kong Island back. Some of South Sudanese people with bairns know this slogan in 1999, "one country, two system">>>

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                                        • 1 June 10:12, by Kuch

                                          The evils in the US, the UK, Norway & some of their creepy allies in between, were the ones who were so vociferous that our country & our people should remain as part of the united SUDAN and be ruled in Washington, Wall Street, New York, London, Paris, Brussels, Dubai, Johannesburg, Nairobi or Adis Abab. But the South Sudanese people didn’t want these evil white Americans, English people,>>>>

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                                          • 1 June 10:17, by Kuch

                                            their evil juus, their UN & some of their creepy allies in between dirty intrigues & that was why, our country & our people got our independence in july 2011. But our enemies form the US, the UK, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & some of their creepy allies in between didn’t stop there>>>>

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                      • 1 June 09:16, by Kuch

                        Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, the guy who was who entrusted by the US, the UK, their UN & their creepy allies in between to keep those traitors & thieves safe, to bring them back to South Sudan to answer their treason and theft charges. Mr. Salva Kiir wants others to it for him>>>>

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  • 1 June 08:13, by lino

    Both men must be arrested and kept in Moretania indefinitely and till International Court is established to trail both!!!

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  • 1 June 08:18, by Lenin Bull

    President Salva Kiir’s laissez-Faire leadership style has finally landed him and his clique in J1 into serious trouble/Political quagmire. He will either have to sign a peace drafted by foreigners and come back home hands in hands with Dr.Riek to implement that forced peace, or risk not coming back home altegether. No way out again.

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  • 1 June 08:28, by Lenin Bull

    Whether it was Dr.Riek and his group who cooked the 15th Dec.2013 military coup d’etat, or not, or whether it was the former Chief Of Staff King Paul Malong who planned the J1 battle of 10th July 2016 or not, all these fictions are irrelevant now. The whole wide world seems to have zeroed in on President Kiir now. The war has dragged on dangerously long with grave consequences on innocent civilian

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  • 1 June 08:33, by Lenin Bull

    Now the war is boomeranging on President Salva Kiir. This perfectly confirms what Sun Tzu: (The Art of War) wrote 2000 years back that " War must be avoided by all means, and if it cannot be avoided totally then it must be brief, decisive/precise, and short,-----No country benefit through war"

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  • 1 June 08:44, by Lenin Bull

    In short President Kiir Mayardit is trapped with that Nouakchott face to face meeting with Dr.Riek. Unless God’s miracles still exist, I don’t see an escape route for our good president.

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    • 1 June 09:07, by Malakal county Simon

      Bul

      You have illustrated a good point above.... The world have been faded by the attitude of the two leaders, while forgetting that S.S is bigger than their selfish interests.... Unwanted Salva Kiir, shoulder the biggest responsibility in this senseless war was he caused out of fear!!

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      • 1 June 09:13, by Malakal county Simon

        cont...

        Unwanted president think he won the senseless war, but that ’s just a fallacy believes because the war still ranging every corner of the South Sudan.... It’s time for him to accept peace, or he will lose it all!!!!

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  • 1 June 09:05, by Eastern

    I love the unfolding drama...! Festus Mogae was tried; again Angelo Beda heard it from Dr. Machar and since that meeting with the man, Angelo Beda now sees things differently in Juba. Kiir should go and hear it from Machar; let the regime CEO come down from his high horse!

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  • 1 June 09:41, by Games

    Eastern
    Dinka regime is coming down by all means necessary. The problems of Southern Sudan is not a Machar anymore. Salva Kiir has left only for one option, working with Machar or service his remaining four years in life in prison

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    • 1 June 10:51, by Lenin Bull

      Games, don’t bring the stupidity of ancestors to this forum. Where did you get this stupid idea or information that this is Dinka regime? The correct labeling is SPLM government or SPLM regime if you love that term "regime". Take the innocent Dinka nation out of your tribal proclivity or else you are provoking some Dinka into a war of self-defense and that is deadly and dangerous chap!

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      • 1 June 12:38, by Eastern

        Lenin Bull,

        I can even make it better. The dinka Juba-based regime. Majority of the ministers are dinka people. Kiir only address himself to the dinka council of elders. The army is led by dinka. The Central Bank is managed by a dinka. Do you need more?

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        • 1 June 12:44, by South South

          Eastern,
          Let’s stop all these nonsense and come out very clear and say. Dinkas are majority in South Sudan. Dinkas fought for South Sudan to liberate it. Majority rule, simple and easy.

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          • 1 June 13:56, by Eastern

            South South,

            That’s the reason the majority will continue to have headache. Nobody for sure would want to be downtrodden by a dinka and the dinka would want to imagine that they can lord on the other South Sudanese. This is the stalemate the country would continue to face until when the fate of Yugoslavia befalls the land!

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            • 1 June 16:41, by South South

              Eastern,

              You are very good in writing in internet and that’s the beauty of our pen rebels in South Sudan. We only know action job. I am not bothered by your comments because they are meaningless.

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              • 1 June 21:23, by Eastern

                South South,

                You are VERY MUCH BOTHERED by my campaign against the tribal regime. My writings keep you on the tenterhook. My writings evoke conscientiousness. They are very brief but though-evoking. My writings are perhaps more effective than the bullets of the AK-47 rifle!

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                • 1 June 21:37, by South South

                  Eastern,

                  You are coward, you are born coward, you will live coward and you will die coward, next.

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          • 1 June 16:53, by jubaone

            South South
            And they are fully responsible for turning the country into a shithole.

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          • 1 June 17:19, by jubaone

            South South
            Jienges make about 20-35% of the entire population of SS. Democratically, the nonjienges would determine the political course. But what we are having is jiengcracy or better expressed a twisted form of "demokiiracy".

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            • 1 June 21:40, by Eastern

              ...Even much less. The dinka population forms the largest segment of the most vulnerable population of South Sudan.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinka_people

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              • 1 June 22:40, by South South

                Eastern,

                If we managed to deal with fake Arabs, over 30 million people with support from Gulf Countries, Nyam Nyam to us are like piece of cake. Copying fake news from Wikipedia will not help you and will not do any good to you.

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          • 2 June 00:08, by Eyez

            This slogan of ’majority rhetoric’ is the root cause of South Sudan’s war. Your Dinka tribalistic egotistical ethos will not keep on holding our nation as hostage.

            What freaking damn good has your brainless majority brought to Southerners, apart from chaos and mayhem?

            Killing, looting, raping and stealing, is this the leadership, ya Kilab intum?

            X

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  • 3 June 17:10, by Puot Nyangore

    The meeting between two leaders can bring peace , but Salva Kiir will not accept the agreement that will benefits all parties and root cause of the conflict because he know what he did massacre in 2013

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  • 3 June 17:12, by Puot Nyangore

    The meeting between two leaders can bring peace , but Salva Kiir will not accept the agreement that will benefits all parties and root cause of the conflict because he know what he did massacre in 2013

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