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Kenyatta and Museveni support Kiir-Machar meeting in Khartoum: Sudan’s FM

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June 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Kenyan and Ugandan leaders expressed their support for Sudan’s initiative to convene a face-to-face summit in Khartoum between President Salva Kiir and his former First-Vice President turned rebel leader Riek Machar.

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South Sudan’s rebel leader, Riek Machar (R), and president Salva Kiir (L) join hands in prayer before signing an earlier peace agreement in the Ethiopian capita, Addis Ababa, on 9 May 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Sudanese Foreign Minister al-Dirdiri Ahmed travelled to Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to brief the leaders of the three countries about the initiative and sought their support as it is designed to support the IGAD mediation for peace in South Sudan.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who is also the IGAD chair on Thursday voiced his support to the face-to-face meeting and welcomed the initiative, pointing out to the importance of joint work and coordination among the region’s leaders to achieve security and stability in South Sudan.

The foreign ministry issued two statements on Friday following meetings with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa and President Yoweri Museveni in Entebbe.

"President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed his support for all efforts to gather the leaders of South Sudan to achieve peace there, stressing that his country is also making efforts to help restore peace and security," said a statement issued after the meeting in Khartoum.

President Kenyatta further welcomed Sudan’s efforts to rehabilitate the oil sector in South Sudan and described these efforts as a "vital initiative" to promote stability and achieve prosperity in South Sudan, added the statement.

This is the first time that the Kenyan presidency endorses the initiative of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who met with President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar recently.

In a separate statement, the foreign ministry spokesperson also announced that Museveni received the al-Dirdiri at his residence in Entebbe where he briefed him about al-Bashir’s initiative to bring Kiir and Machar together within the IGAD efforts for peace in the troubled country.

"The Ugandan President stressed the importance of the meeting between the two leaders, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, stressing his country’s full support for this initiative and his personal readiness to make the utmost effort to work side by side with the President of the Republic," said a statement released after the meeting in Khartoum.

Museveni "expressed his belief that Khartoum is the most appropriate place to hold such a meeting," further reads the statement. Before to add that he pointed that Sudan and Uganda are the most affected countries in the region economically by the conflict and host South Sudanese refugees more than any other country.

No date has been officially announced for Khartoum meeting, but the IGAD Council of Ministers said the face to face meeting should intervene before the African Union summit on 1-2 July.

The SPLM-IO, also, announced that the Ethiopian prime minister invited Machar to meet Kiir in Addis Ababa on 20 June.

The mediation plan to gather all the South Sudanese parties in Addis Ababa for an ultimate Intensive Interlink Consultations from 16-18 June 2018.

Different voices in the South Sudanese opposition said concerned by this face-to-face between Kiir and Machar and called to be associated to this meeting.

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  • 16 June 09:50, by Kuch

    Why Khartoum of of all cities? Why not here in Juba or Riek Machar’s village of Leer? Or Salva Kiir Mayardit’s Akon village? Some idiots in the IGAD countries have made a cult of this Riek Machar fool. Why is IGAD so interested in South Sudan’s internal issues than the mountains of problems in Darfur, Southern Kordufan, Southern Blue Nile, ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia or even Kenya?

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    • 16 June 09:55, by Kuch

      Well, I know why. South Sudan is where every hyena around the world, here in Africa & even here in our own region is so desperate or salivating to poke their long noses into, for plunder. Even some countries that we can just walkover & pee are trying to be anyone to our country & our people. But some of these fools are letting their long noses carry them away>>>

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      • 16 June 09:59, by Kuch

        Fellows, this is South Sudan & South Sudan is not like DRC where every piece of trash around the world & even here in Africa often invade at whim & get away with it, a lot of bloody noses fellows here in South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, we don’t worshiped evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan>>>

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        • 16 June 10:03, by Kuch

          their gulf Arab states paymasters, their Abesha prostitutes & the some Bantus thieves. Here in South Sudan, people are very very racists than even white people & Arabs. And we are very revengeful. Do anything bad to a Dinka/Jieng of the Sudan, he is or she going to revenge, it is the way it is & has been>>>

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          • 16 June 10:07, by Kuch

            Fellows, no one is born with ’racism & hatred’. But we have been subjected to every kind of humiliations since any one can remember. But these days, we have seen our enemies seem not to heed our warnings to get the hell out of our country & our people’s backs. But they are going to be forced to get the hell out of backs by a way of another war anyway>>>

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            • 16 June 10:10, by Kuch

              Fellows, the evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states paymasters, their Abesha prostitutes & some of their creepy criminals in Kenya love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and it must stop. Who says want these vermins in our country? Who really says?>>

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              • 16 June 10:12, by Kuch

                Fools, South Sudan is not a part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN empire bullsh*t, never has & will never be.

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            • 16 June 10:11, by Malakal county Simon

              Don’t you have any other job than making a headlines with your usual none-sense unfound accusations??

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              • 16 June 10:18, by Kuch

                Malakal county Simon,
                Don’t you even have another name other than taking over people county’s like Malakal name? Why would Museveni & Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyatta suggest that Mr. Salva Kiir & your Ngundeng Buong magician re-incarnate, in the name of your Riek Machar meet Khartoum than here in Juba or Leer or Akon?>>>

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                • 16 June 10:23, by Kuch

                  Response to my question Mr. Malakal county Simon idiot. When are some you lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & even some Equtaorians going to be told to grow up? From Tanzania, Kenya, ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt and other countries. South Sudan’s small issues would always be taken to foreign countries to be resolved by others. Why not here inside South Sudan & in front of South Sudanese people?>>

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                  • 16 June 10:28, by Kuch

                    Why are the some Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians just can’t man-up and register yourselves as North Sudanese? Since that is what you losers, traitors & thieves tend to want & let other South Sudanese people pick up their own lives without you fools messy lifestyles?>>>

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                    • 16 June 10:33, by Kuch

                      Mr. Malakal county Simon, some of lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians often lie through their foolish teeth that your Riek Machar was the one who brought South Sudan’s independence from North Sudan. What are some of you fools still doing, roaming aimlessly in Khartoum, Kosti, Sennar & other towns?>>>

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                      • 16 June 10:40, by Kuch

                        I would guess, it is because the Dinkas/Jaangs told you fools to go to North Sudan!! What are many Nuers still doing in Leer, Mayendit, Bentiu, Malakal or Juba so-called UN POC sites when there is no damn war going on in these towns that l just mentioned? I again, l would suggest that the Dinkas/Jaangs may be the ones preventing you losers of yours to get the hell out of these UN filthy compounds>

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                  • 16 June 16:35, by Malakal county Simon

                    Kuch
                    Talking of Nuers, sholluks taking the South Sudan internal issues to the foreign countries, wasn’t you cowards jaangs/slaves brought the UPDF to fights on your behave knowing that this is an internal issue?? Please stop crying gor what’s you have started in first place.... I have rested my case here because your claimed is absurd!!!!

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              • 16 June 13:19, by Eastern

                The moron works at night as an UNKNOWN GUNMAN.....!

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  • 16 June 11:30, by Charles Majok

    Kuch, you are an empty barrel that makes a lot of noise without any substance. Do you know that Salva Kiir, our fellow Dinka, and Riek Machar, the Nuer, are birds of a feather? They are thieves and murderers. They are unfit to lead any country, state, county or village. Uhuru and Museveni support the duo because they have exported all the oil money of South Sudan to Kenya and Uganda.

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    • 16 June 11:56, by Kuch

      Charles Majok,
      Call me empty noise MAKER, but l know who our enemies really are. Why are our fools so fixated on what had be removed from the ground & not worry about the land that produced this riches? Why is Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta & Musveni able to have a lot of influence over our country & people if there are some fools, traitors & losers who are playing games with our country & our people simply>>

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      • 16 June 12:03, by Kuch

        because of supply of the UN free food rations & to always be used as blackmails over our country & our people. Mr. Charles Majok, if you want to join Riek Machar rebels. Then join the damn evils but we don’t have some of these days in our country----we ’don’t still have your Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, and some of their creepy allies in between some of these days in our>>>>

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        • 16 June 12:10, by Kuch

          country fools my friend. Some fools often take the names like Majak simply because they can use the Dinkas/Jiengs names simply to be respected & be considered relevant in our country. But be informed fools, we are here, we are very RACISTS & full of HATRED, to wards the evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan,>>>

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          • 16 June 12:16, by Kuch

            the Abeshas of ethiopia (ethiopians), their gulf Arab states’ of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters, their Bantus of Kenya thieves & some of their creepy allies in between. We are here Mr. Majok. There is no war here in South Sudan, but the evils want a war in our country & over our people at all costs, but the evils are going to be wiped out of map as we know it>>>

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