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South Sudan is "the most tragic case" in Africa: U.S. diplomat


June 15, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - U.S. President Trump’s nominee for the post of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs described South Sudan as a most tragic case of repression in Africa.

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Tibor Nagy (Photo Univ of Texas)

Speaking before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on 14 June 14, Ambassador Tibor Nagy vowed to work for the end of conflicts in Africa and the promotion of stability and good governance adding that "Africa is at a historic crossroads, and the direction it takes will impact its future and the security and well-being of the rest of the world".

The U.S. diplomat who served all his carrier in Africa pointed to the positive changes in the continent in various fields and countries but regretted that some of Africa’s problems remain unchanged, or have worsened.

"Terrorism and violent extremism have increased in scope and intensity. Some African leaders are perpetuating their rule through constitutional manipulation and increased repression," he said.

"The most tragic case is South Sudan – born in ebullience in 2011 but since descended into ethnic warfare due to its uncaring leaders," he further stressed.

Nagy is expected to be confirmed by the Congress in his function as the first Mr Africa in the U.S. administration a year-and-half after Trump’s election.

Since the eruption of the South Sudan crisis in December 2013, U.S. administration shifted its support to the President Salva Kiir and imposed sanctions on his government’s members.

Also, last May, Washington initiated a comprehensive review of its assistance programs to South Sudan to ensure its aid does not contribute to or prolong the country’s ongoing conflict, or facilitate predatory or corrupt behaviour.

“The government of South Sudan has lost credibility, and the United States is losing patience," said a statement issued by the White House.

Until his nomination, Ambassador Nagy served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University.

He was the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1999-2002, and Ambassador to Guinea from 1996-99.


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  • 16 June 2018 12:24, by Kuch

    "South Sudan is "the most tragic case" in Africa: U.S." diplomat,
    Our evil juus, get the hell out of South Africa, Kenya, ethiopia, Egypt, here in South Sudan & some of our other African countries. We are going to bomb you to near extinction. We are here fools. I am the one who is going to help bomb your so-called *Eastern Jerusalem* and give it to the owners, ’Palestinians people>>>

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    • 16 June 2018 12:29, by Kuch

      Eastern Jerusalem is a Palestinian country, there will be no cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, French criminals in Central Africa repbulic (CAR), Democratic republic of Congo (DRC), Libya, Mali, ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa; people who may have some problems with us are Germans in Namibia. But we going to destroy the evil>>>

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      • 16 June 2018 12:33, by Kuch

        white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their cloned gulf Arab states’ paymasters, some Kenyans & some of their creepy allies in between out of our country once and for all. Fellows, War is here & we are going to bomb our enemies out of our country & over our people, once and for all>>>

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        • 16 June 2018 12:42, by Kuch

          reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. In countries like Kenya, they can sell you away to any piece of trash even before the fall of hammer & who can them free money. Let me tell you this my South Sudanese lowly informed fools. We are going to occupy Kenya & kill every evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, some of their creepy allies like ethiopia & their sleazy NGOs,>>

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          • 16 June 2018 12:47, by Kuch

            their gulf Arab states’ paymasters, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Nigerians & some of their Bantus criminals out of our country once & for all. My South Sudanese fools, watch this space. War is here. We are the ancient Egyptian fools. Were are here fools.

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            • 16 June 2018 13:00, by jubaone

              Kuch aka koryom2
              A friendly piece of advice, visit your next psychiatrist for help. When you send in a contribution, it’s cuz you want fellow readers to understand your point. But what we keep reading is the same shit allover irrespective of the context of the article. Attributes of a lazy thinker and notorious fool. Take a rest or go to the frontlines.

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              • 16 June 2018 13:35, by Kuch

                There are ’no front lines’ here in South Sudan, we probability have them in here in Renk, Central Africa republic (CAR) days in South Sudan, the so-called ethiopia, Central Africa Republic (CAR), and our former Western Equatoria, , Not even in our former greater Bhar El Gazelles of towns of Raja, Wau Acholdit and even here our Upper Nile regions>>>

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                • 16 June 2018 13:43, by Kuch

                  We are here fools. Get your rubbish out South Africa, Kenya, the so-called ethiopia, North Sudan, Nigerians piece of shits & some of their creepy allies that our enemies want to haul to our country & into our people backyards, my South Sudanese fools. Be be very very RACISTS & full of HATRED. We are the Ancients Egyptians>>>

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              • 16 June 2018 14:07, by South South


                This article is about war in South Sudan, not about Kuch.

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  • 16 June 2018 17:11, by lino

    When US midwifes South Sudan, it has no clue of many important things about the character of a South Sudanese Politicians of:
    1- Ignorance of politics and how to run a country.
    2- Corruption behaviours as Khartoum Regimes taught them.
    3- Tribalism and hatred as the norm of life.
    US must fix it now as they built a weak country after elimination of Dr. John.

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