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South Sudan’s opposition alliance rejects IGAD Revised Bridging Proposal


Intensive Interlink Consultations meeting in Addis Ababa on 16-18 June 2018 (ST Photo)
June 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has rejected the IGAD Revised Bridging Proposal to end the four-and-half year conflict in the country, saying it avoided considering crucial outstanding issues.

On Monday, the IGAD mediation closed the Intensive Interlinked Consultations (IICs) and decided to refer the outstanding issues in the power-sharing chapter to the IGAD Council of Ministers to resolve and then submit it to the IGAD head of states and governments summit on Thursday 21 June.

In parallel, the regional block counts on a meeting on Wednesday between President Riek Machar and his main rival Riek Machar to reach a compromise on three disputed issues: the composition of the government, le parliament, and the state governments.

Feeling that they are marginalized in the process, the SSOA said concerned about the way outstanding issues were "glossed over" by the mediation; stressing that their positions were not considered in all the mediation’s proposals for the resolution of issues pertaining to Governance and security arrangements.

The opposition alliance further exposed their different positions for a lean government, de-concentration of powers of the President, technocrats’ government during the Transitional Period, restoration of the ten (10) States, and devolving power and the requisite resources to the States and Local governments.

The alliance stressed that their propositions are the prerequisites for a sustainable peace and rejected the Revised Bridging Proposal which takes into consideration only the government’s positions.

"We shall never be part of a deal that carries the seeds of its own failure because that failure costs lives, resources and disrupting social fabric. Only a transparent and inclusive negotiated agreement can deliver a sustainable peace to South Sudan," said the SSOA in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

The mediation says the purpose of the final IICs meeting was to "to identify possible compromises and build consensus on the bridging proposal”.

Government spokesperson Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said the outstanding issues would be discussed in the face-to-face meeting between Kiir and Machar on Wednesday.

Following what and based on its outcome the IGAD Council of Minister will formulate a position that to be referred to the heads of state and government for consideration.

However, the SSOA called on the "IGAD Summit of heads of State and Government to ensure that the root causes of the problems are addressed in order to achieve a just and sustainable peace".


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  • 19 June 2018 23:49, by Kuch

    The IGAD & the US, the UK, their UN & their overall gulf Arab states’ financiers are wasting their times, money & our times. What they are peddling about in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa will not come & be implemented here on the ground in South Sudan trust us. There is no damn war going here on the ground. But there are some evils in the US, the UK, their UN & their new found allies>>

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    • 19 June 2018 23:56, by Kuch

      like ethiopia, North Sudan & even Kenya which want to fight over our country & our people. And their only way to do it, is to keep their puppets/stooges like Riek Machar as relevant as possible. But their sinister project over our country & our people is going to lit the whole East Africa region in the flame as we know it. ethiopia has becomes our big menace to our country & our people’s>>>

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      • 20 June 2018 00:02, by Kuch

        existential threat. Since 1950th, every piece of trash is always taken to that prostitutes infested country. Since when has our country been a province of that prostitutes infested country? Since when fellows? Mr. Salva Kiir with his empty head is to blame on all these. Why did, the fool didn’t killed Riek Machar in 2016 is part of all these dirty game over our country & our people by our enemies>

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        • 20 June 2018 00:08, by Kuch

          The US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs are fighting over our country & our people. And the same US, the UK, their UN & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters are paying ethiopia, North Sudan & Kenya to fight over our country & our people, in other words, our country is being fought over like DRC Congo & Angola during the COLD war. But our traitors, thieves & losers are not seeing this dirty game being>

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          • 20 June 2018 00:14, by Kuch

            fought over our country & our people since these traitors, thieves & losers have sold their souls to foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, North Sudan, ethiopia, Kenya and their gulf Arab states’ overall paymasters. Not only this, our empty headed president (Salva Kiir) doesn’t know this ’high stake roulette’ game over our country & our people by our enemies>>>

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            • 20 June 2018 00:23, by Kuch

              because he just doesn’t know anything anyway, pathetic indeed. He just wants to be called president & wants others to be doing the heavy lifting for him. He is always summoned by other countries head of states at whim like their little boy & he would go. The man doesn’t even care about his own dignity & the dignity of other South Sudanese people who don’t want their president to be mistreated by>

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              • 20 June 2018 00:28, by Kuch

                other countries head of states. I don’t why his advisors just can’t tell this empty head we call our president to remove that damn cowboy hat because it doesn’t fit him. South Sudanese people are very powerful & very proud people. But we are headed by a very weak man who can be easily bullied by other head of states here in our own region>>>

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                • 20 June 2018 00:33, by Kuch

                  That he is going and meet face-to-face with Riek Machar in Mauritania, North Sudan, Kenya etc. And our Salva Kiir of all presidents will just go where he is summoned to go to, without questioning the objectives & intentions behind those meetings, pathetic indeed.>>>

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                  • 20 June 2018 00:39, by Kuch

                    He is not questioning the reasons why some IGAD countries & their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters are so much interested about power sharing with the oppositions that will come & create the same infighting that create the 2013 foiled coup in the first place? Than concentrating on the national dialogue & reform of the national army?>>>

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                    • 20 June 2018 00:44, by Kuch

                      Inclusion of the traitors like Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirrilo, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Uyai Deng Ajak & other bunch of thieves, traitors & losers into the current government will come & create the same infighting again. And doesn’t need a rocket scientist to know this. But this is what the US, the UK, their UN & their lackeys in the IGAD like ethiopia, North Sudan or Kenya want>>>

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                      • 20 June 2018 00:49, by Kuch

                        in our country because it will our country as ungovernable as possible. And then their UN NEW WORLD order government would be given as an alternative to RULE over our country & our people. And this is what the traitors, thieves & losers like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Lam Akol & Thomas Cirillo have already signed up our country to anyway. But who would even allow those thieves,>>

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                        • 20 June 2018 00:54, by Kuch

                          traitors & losers to share power with the current government again? It is either they come back as normal citizens, register their parties & contest in elections. No way out around it. Sharing power with the current government is a continuation of what caused the current mess in the first place & it must not be repeated again>>>

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        • 20 June 2018 05:13, by choldit

          Kuch, you are confusing everybody in the net by calling your boss, village chief, Kiir Mayardit, “empty head”. Yes, the writer of this article called Dr Riek Machar “ President Riek Machar”. Perhaps you didn’t have the same notion that presidency is gone. Are you?

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  • 20 June 2018 01:54, by One people

    One brain can destroy 130 million brains or more brains, is like one Onion can destroy 1000s of Onions. If one brain can destroy 130 million brains or more, than two brains will do what to you my people? I heard that someone made a mistake by saying president Riek Machar meeting on Wednesday between President Riek Machar and his main rival Riek Machar to reach a compromise

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    • 20 June 2018 04:06, by Games

      One people
      If Empty heads Salva Kiir isn’t scary with challenges by Machar in 2013, Machar could have been a President now. So for those who are calling Machar as President, they damn right, he is a President

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  • 20 June 2018 03:36, by lino

    South Sudan is done for good if Gen. Kiir is not shown the exit door!!! Both leaders must be put in house arrest in Addis and release when the know how to work together!!!
    The opposition parties represent the mass silent majority of South Sudanese people!!! Their views must be considered or we will be watching another killings soo! The unknown gunmen are still at large!!!

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    • 20 June 2018 03:46, by Kuch

      I tend to understand that Mr. Salva Kiir is fast becoming our country’s liability. The man is an empty headed idiot. The reason to why he let off Mr. Riek Machar out of J1 in 2016 will eventually kill Mr. empty headed fool. Mr. Salva Kiir has let our country be bullied ever since by countries like ethiopia, North Sudan, Kenya & their foreign from the US, the UK, their UN & their gulf states’

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      • 20 June 2018 03:51, by Kuch

        financiers. Mr. Salva Kiir was forced by the US, the UK, the UN some IGAD countries in 2014 to release the 2013 coup plotters like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Maja Agoot & others (the so-called former detainees, FDs) in to the safe hand of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta. These days, these former traitors & thieves are being kept as ’blackmails & bargaining cards’ by Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta>>>

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        • 20 June 2018 03:57, by Kuch

          himself & his masters from the US, the UK, their UN & their gulf Arabs financiers as their (blackmails or bargaining chips) over our country & our people. And Mr. empty headed (Salva Kiir) is not confront Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta & his government to get rid of these thieves & traitors from his country. Mr. Salva Kiir is just wearing that silly cowboy bullsh*t of his & he wants others to do it for him?!>

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          • 20 June 2018 04:03, by Kuch

            Lam Akol his being kept hostage in Khartoum by Omar El Bashir and he is being used as a blackmail & bargaining card over our country & our people by North Sudan and the US, the UK, their UN & their gulf Arab states’ financiers. Thomas Cirillo is also being kept hostage in ethiopia, by ethiopia and the US, the UK, their UN & their gulf Arab states’ financiers as their blackmail & bargaining chip>>>

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            • 20 June 2018 04:07, by Kuch

              over our country & our people for them to crawl themselves back into our country so that the hyenas can come and loot our country like it is always done in DRC Congo, CAR, Libya, Mali, Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan. But our empty headed Salva Kiir has no guts and balls to confront ethiopia or North Sudan to stop their cheap bullying tactics>>>

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              • 20 June 2018 04:12, by Kuch

                Mr. Salva Kiir wants others to do it for him, pathetic indeed. Now, his nemesis, Riek Machar would be hauled to hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa and he is also going to be used by the new ethiopian prime minister as his second blackmails & bargaining card with Mr. Thomas Cirrilo over our country & our people. And our empty headed Salva Kiir would just be summoned like a little boy the new>>>

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                • 20 June 2018 04:14, by Kuch

                  ethiopian prime minister and will go and be lectured upon like a little boy. Pathetic indeed.

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            • 20 June 2018 04:10, by Games

              Shut up, you have already said too much that are not readable and do not make any senses. Hang yourself, Machar is coming home soon.

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              • 20 June 2018 04:20, by Kuch

                I will be damned or will hang myself if your Riek Machar will ever ever walk the streets of South Sudan again. Trust me chap. Just please yourself happy with those SUDAN TRIBUNE fake news nonsense being peddled about in foreign hotels, brothels & bars. But the real bucks stop with us here on the ground chap.

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                • 20 June 2018 04:29, by Kuch

                  But hey Games, my posts are more readable than yours idiot, but there some fools in SUDAN TRIBUNE who always go and ’re-sub-edit’ my posts so that they sound or look ungrammatical. But I don’t mind, because I know where SUDAN TRIBUNE is from & its objective in our country GAMES, idiot.

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                  • 20 June 2018 06:30, by Games

                    You are the most deniable and negative person I have ever witness in my life. Your negativities have even gone too far in which you are accessing this website that they edited your craps. Who actually care about what you write, answer, No ones care about your nonsenses. Get your ass to Addis ABBA and help me to recieve our Chairman

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                • 20 June 2018 14:22, by Mookachaar Jieng

                  Kuch, your comments are senseless and not readable.
                  President Dr.Riek Machar is coming home, please hang yourself before his coming to Juba.

                  Your illness mind needs the doctor.
                  Viva,Dr Machar,Viva people of South Sudan ,viva Equatorian,viva Shiluk people,viva Lou Nuer,Viva Jikany Nuer,viva Bentiu Nuer,Viva Fangak ,viva Dinka Bor and Murle viva

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        • 20 June 2018 05:52, by lino

          Ya Kuch!!! There were no coup plotters. No Riek neither SPLM leaders ganged up to take power! Ask Gen. Bashir and his amb. to SS Matrif Sedig; they will tell you what happened in Dec, 2013! Empty head Kiir was just circled, hijacked by Bashir Boys in his government and that is how things went wrong!
          If Nuer master minded the coup, they would have captured Kiir in his bed at night because ...

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          • 20 June 2018 05:59, by lino

            ...they were 70% of the forces in 2013, but they were even surprised by Mayardiit Boys and now the rest is history! Oppositions are calling to dismantle this regime because the mad dogs of Warap can’t be trusted or predictable of what the will do next!!!
            Exit door through Ethiopia luring should be a good idea to catch these cowboy 🤠 cowboy 🤠 cowboy 🤠!!!

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            • 20 June 2018 07:40, by jubaone

              I am greatly elated that SSOA rejected this worthless IGAD proposal which tended to reward the kiirminal and his jienge republic leeway and freehand to run SS like a cattle camp. SS is NOT a jienge property and under NO circumstances will it be. SSOA and IO must be steadfast cuz the jienge republic is dead already. Its useless. Whether now,2,5,50,100 yrs NO compromise with such scoundrels

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              • 20 June 2018 07:48, by Eastern


                The outstanding issues are not to be addressed by Kiir and Riek only. Michael Makuei thinks he can lie all the time but this time round the truth has caught up with him. The much hyped Kiir-Machar meeting will come and go but the war will certainly rage on...!

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                • 20 June 2018 16:59, by jubaone

                  By all accounts even after this hyped face2face meeting, war will and must continue. Our security and those of millions of non jienges can and WILL NEVER again be entrusted to killers, thugs and rapists. We will have several armies during the transition period and only reintegration afterwards.

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          • 20 June 2018 10:06, by Kuch

            Who are you to lecture me about these bullsh*ts of yours? Who are your Khartoum damn boys Mr. Lino idiot? Bring your Riek Machar back to South Sudan if you damn can & that is when we (I), included will know that your Nuers Ngundeng Buong Riek Machar’s re-incarnates is truly our ’Nuer Ke Nyantoc prophet’ but as far as we know>>>

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            • 20 June 2018 10:12, by Kuch

              your Riek Machar is long since gone. That is why we always tell our Nuers & some of our lowly informed Nuer fools to stop believing in magicians & false prophets. Your Riek Machar magician went & study magic in university of Bradford. He didn’t go and study mechanical engineering as is always propagated>>>

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              • 20 June 2018 10:19, by Kuch

                by his proteges in the UK, the North Sudan, gulf Arab states paymasters, some criminals in the US & some of his allies lowly allies between here in our own Africa or even here in our own East Africa region. Fellows, your Riek Machar is FINISH. His creeps from the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their sleazy allies in between like our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas>>>

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                • 20 June 2018 10:24, by Kuch

                  (so-called ethiopians), their gulf Arab state’s paymasters and some of their creepy allies in between fools. We are going to wipe out some of our enemies out of our country & over our backs once and for all. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM.

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                  • 20 June 2018 10:32, by Kuch

                    Didn’t I gave you lowly informed fools this example that your corporate America, the UK, France, their attacked dog (their so-called israel), gulf Arab states’ of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, North Sudan, Mr. Buhari of Nigeria (with his Boko Haram), Abeshas (so-called ethiopia), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, Kenya to small extent>>>

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                    • 20 June 2018 10:38, by Kuch

                      , El shabab, El Qada, ISIS/L, Muslim brotherhood & bunch of other bunch of terrorists floating all over the world. My fellow South Sudanese fools mostly some of our lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & some of Equatorians who believe in Europeans, English people, their evil juus, our cloned arabs of North Sudanese & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters magicians & intrigues>>>

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                      • 20 June 2018 10:47, by Kuch

                        and bullsh*ts. The people who pay for some of our lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians laziness in these filthy so-called UN compounds are ’the gulf Arab state countries’, not your so-called white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN & their sleazy NGOs’ as you most you fools are always ’lied to’ but these gulf Arab states’ *want our country & our people* mostly>>>

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                        • 20 June 2018 10:53, by Kuch

                          the lowly informed ’Nuers, Shilluks & some of our Equatorians’ to be part of their UN NEW WORLD ORDER which the criminals are so desperate to *experiment here in our country*. Fools, as l mentioned earlier on the posts. WW3, is going to start here in South Sudan. We are not to live side with the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan>>>

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                          • 20 June 2018 11:06, by Kuch

                            their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) & some of their creepy allies in between once and for all. reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. We have been informing some of our lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians that there is no damned war here in South Sudan & to get the hell out of these filthy UN so-called compounds and start farming their own lands for their own foods>>>

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    • 20 June 2018 10:22, by The Rhino

      IGAD’s favoritism towards the rogue government of Kiir is disgusting,counter productive and only generates tensions.Their decisions promote continuation of ’status quo’ and suffering of South Sudanese.How can a mediator IGAD keep on rewarding a government that slaughter his own people with impunity,again and again?IGAD will not bring peace to South Sudan,everybody with common sense knows this!...

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      • 20 June 2018 10:41, by The Rhino

        ...Kiir,JCE are the problems in South Sudan since they’ve long decided to run and manage the country like their own cattle camp.We must not under NO circumstances allow them continue practicing their worthless policies.Therefore Opposition Alliance is right in rejecting IGAD’s bridging proposal.In fact they should’ve gotten more share than the government.

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      • 20 June 2018 11:01, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

        Machar, Machar! find someone else so that we can have peace.

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        • 20 June 2018 11:12, by Kuch

          Kwacha Okonyomoi,
          We killed him (Riek Machar) long time ago in Juba in 2016 uncle, we are back. Mr. OKwacha Okonyomoi and these bullsh*ts of negotiating with the evil are just our enemies from the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs, their creepy allies like our cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters, their Abeshas (ethiopians) & to some small extent>>

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          • 20 June 2018 11:19, by Kuch

            Kenya. But we are back fools. We are going to occupy Kenya if they are not very careful. We are going to bomb our Gambella Region, the mighty US & her allies into RED SEA in Djibouti and our our arch enemy *the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan back to ’Saudi Arabia & Yemen’. I am the one who will help bomb the so-called (israel) to their right place, ocean or nothing>>>

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            • 20 June 2018 11:24, by Kuch

              This is what the evils think they have over our country: That our from the Euphrates river , Tigris river and up to here into our Nile valley & into our Nilotic plains. The evil juus (their so-called israel). Have step on the wrong people’s feet fools, us. We are here.

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  • 20 June 2018 11:34, by Tobacco jj

    Face to Face between president and Dr Machar will bring peace for the people of south Sudan.

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