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Machar calls for another model to manage S. Sudan peace process


South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar arrives at the office of Ethiopia's Prime Minister for a meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (Photo AP)
June 21, 2018 (JUBA) – The SPLM-IO leader, Riek Machar has called for a comprehensive approach to achieve peace in South Sudan and rejected the current handling of the negotiations by the IGAD mediation.

Machar met for the first time since two years on Wednesday with President Salva Kiir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to discuss the outstanding issues in the implementation of the powersharing chapter of the 2015 peace agreement.

Reports after the closed-door encounter said the there was no progress in the outstanding issues.

In a statement released Thursday, the head of SPLM-IO National Committee for Information and Public Relations Mabior Garang said the meeting was cordial and the two leaders discussed the prospects for peace in broad terms.

He added Machar criticised the current model of negotiations adopted by the IGAD Secretariat which holds workshops for the parties and then make proposals for the parties to endorse it

“The imposition of an agreement on the parties will not work and all the opposition groups have rejected the recent “Bridging” proposal as not reflecting any of our positions,” Mabior said.

Instead, Machar proposed to revisit and use a model adopted by the IGAD during the talks between the Sudanese government and the SPLM in Naivasha process which led to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in January 2005.

“The CPA model allowed the warring parties to discuss amongst themselves what the problems and possible resolutions should be, with an IGAD Secretariat to record the areas of agreement between the parties,” Machar said according to the statement.

The other opposition groups complained that the mediators brushed aside their position papers and only considered the positions of the government in its proposals.

Also, during the face-to-face meeting, sources say the two leaders had opposed positions on many issues and that President Kiir reiterated his position that he prefers to see the SPLM-IO appointed as First Vice President another person but not Machar.

The IGAD Council of Ministers have concluded its meeting in Addis and the head of states and governments would meet this evening in Addis Ababa.

The outcome of the two meetings may be released tonight or tomorrow morning.


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  • 21 June 2018 16:32, by DKOne

    Somebody inform Dr Riek that the models that were adopted by the IGAD during the talks between the Sudanese government and the SPLM in Naivasha that led to the signing of the CPA cannot be used.

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    • 21 June 2018 18:26, by The Rhino


      I personally think Riak is right to call for a different approach to the situation.I abhor this worthless IGAD institute in solving our problems.Damn it,where is AU or TROIKA?Why are they so mute on South Sudan? I suggest Riak after this length,risks and turfs should finally get smart and lay down good connections and network for guns and mobilization in Equatoria.This shit must not be...

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      • 21 June 2018 18:34, by The Rhino

        ..tolerated any further.It must be dealt with drastically and with full force! Fuck this shit,see this is the same level of ignorants countries had before WW II.People are wondering why Isreal is acting the why they do now.Its a survival war!Jienges can not just slaughter people and get away with it,NO!

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  • 21 June 2018 16:33, by DKOne

    Those models were designed specifically with the knowledge that South eventually was going to take its independent from the old Sudan.
    Is Dr Riek intending to split South Sudan into two o

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    • 21 June 2018 17:01, by jubaone

      Apparently you dont know the model. The 3 models of the CPA concieved by Garang were: unitary, confederate/federate, separate states under a conducted referendum. You dream of SS territorial integrity, yet the country is split along ethnic and regional lines. We have NO national ethos and dont feel bounded or bonded. I have nothing common with jienges, so what the f**k?

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      • 21 June 2018 17:09, by jubaone

        SS is a broken country that has turned into a jienge "golden cow". They feel entitled to own, milk and slaughter it at will cuz they "liberated it". Other SS are simply unwanted "spectators". Each ethnic group must fight for their ancestral lands and jienges have NO f**cking business squatting in Equatoria. We have every legitimate rights to get "rid" of them. SS is just on paper.

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        • 21 June 2018 17:33, by DKOne

          (Jubaone) I truly found myself not in a position to discuss politics with you or any likes of yours as you´re lacking basic knowledge on how to dialogue.

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          • 21 June 2018 17:34, by DKOne

            (Jubaone) Your heart is så filled with hate that there´s no a slightest space for positive thinking. Your boss is lacking knowledge in everything.

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            • 21 June 2018 17:35, by DKOne

              (Jubaone) Just like you, he thinks he knows what he´s claiming but does not know the full detail of those models which were adopted by the IGAD during the CPA negotiations as he was busy with his ever ending rebellion against his own people.

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              • 21 June 2018 17:36, by DKOne

                (Jubaone) I´m afraid Dr Riek cannot even read. Believe me or not, I live in the West and I know many of his likes who claim to have possessed a wealth of educational wisdom but in fact, they have never stepped into schoolyard other than doing cleaning jobs which do not require any form of education, leave alone being a participant in the educational system.

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                • 21 June 2018 17:40, by DKOne

                  (Jubaone) with these words, I´m done. If I were you, I would spend my precious time collecting wisdom rather than on nonsense.

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                  • 21 June 2018 17:41, by DKOne

                    (Jubaone) with these words, I´m done. If I were you, I would spend my precious time collecting wisdom rather than on nonsense.

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                    • 21 June 2018 19:43, by jubaone

                      Don’t ever start any nonsense with me nor any liberal and free thinking no jienge. We the rest have on many occasions tolerate your jienge nonsense and has brought us this far. Keep to yourselves and we are clean, you want showdown, we go for it. That simple.

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                • 21 June 2018 18:24, by lino

                  DK One,

                  Not all of who live or lived in the Westerner Countries do only cleaning jobs; there are great number who obtained their educations here namely Canada, USA, and Australia and actually worked and still working; if there were used as Dr. John intended, SS would have been in better hands than corrupt leaders and the country you got now!!!
                  CPA of 2005 must be adapted; Technocrat Government..

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                  • 21 June 2018 18:30, by lino

                    ...must be implemented; so all these money hungry leaders must go home and look for something else to do.
                    Why don’t you go to the University that Dr. Riek got his Phd from; besides he is a graduate of Khartoum University with many colleagues who knew and still know him...
                    Kiir must be shown the door or if Jieng wanted to keep him, then this coutry and regions will be Confederation as Dr. John....

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                    • 21 June 2018 18:31, by lino

                      ...suggested to resolove Old Sudan Problems!!! Now we are in the Real South Sudan Problem...better solve it or we are going under the drain!!!

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          • 21 June 2018 19:34, by The Rhino


            Save your jienge crap for yourself.Name me just a single jienge who had successfully acquired degrees in the west and transformed it for the benefit of his or other people in this country.Don’t tell me John Garang,b’cos I’m not a fan either.He was just as tribal as your damned JCE and Kiir himself.Many of your JCE scumbags those days were in Khartoum,fidgeting and even collaborating with..

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            • 21 June 2018 19:39, by The Rhino

              ..their arab masters.Some were jobless individuals lingering and loitering in the streets of London City,UK.They now come to South Sudan and claim to rule.Question,what is your take and judgement on their way of leadership and achievements on the ground?

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              • 21 June 2018 19:49, by DKOne

                The Rhino,
                when statements are always based on tribalism, I lose interest in interacting with likes of yours.

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            • 21 June 2018 19:58, by DKOne

              (The Rhino) Better read between lines. I am not disputing his education but rather ways of his actions.
              In Arabic, there´s a saying that says ??? ?? ?????? ?????, means "not all the educated can be considered educated" Your boss´s actions do not reflect his education.

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            • 21 June 2018 20:00, by DKOne

              (The Rhino) A person who poses a wealth of knowledge would not spend his entire life on killing his own people instead of developing them. This is exactly what he has been doing since he started his political career.

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              • 21 June 2018 20:33, by The Rhino


                ’killing his own people’ do you really understand what you’re saying?How about your Kiir,..is he not butchering innocent people in his ’career’ as well? Instead of using those billions of dollars developing South Sudan?

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            • 21 June 2018 20:01, by DKOne

              (The Rhino) Everybody knows that Riek´s problem has always been about power. Someone on his position would spend time doing things that contribute to the development of the nation and its people but on Riek´s terms, it´s opposite.

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          • 22 June 2018 08:24, by Theallseeingeye

            SS problem is no longer about education or knowledge because if that was the case this Kiir wouldn’t be allowed to ascent to this throne. he is there simply because he is a Dinka. u should understand that with or without Machar, we are not going to tolerate this Jienge crap for one more minute and the proof is he has been under house arrest for two years and the war never stopped

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  • 21 June 2018 16:52, by Mike Mike

    Machar is sick mentally otherwise what he said is not true to be adopted because all the models used during CPA time are very high and they should not be adopted in this peace negotiation. Agendum of CPA are far different with the one of Machar’s case. What he was looking for is just a power, but what SPLM/ A had been aiming for was not only power alone as what is in Machar his mind.

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    • 21 June 2018 17:15, by jubaone

      Mike Mike,

      Well, hang yourself if that bothers you. If IGAD has recognized and welcomed Riak back as a statesman, who are you dull and worthless jienge to think he is mentally sick? Anyway, idiots sometimes think educated people are mad. Unducated jienge savages find that disturbing that Riak is a Nuer and a Dr from UK, not from Busoga University.

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      • 21 June 2018 18:16, by Mike Mike

        Education of Riek has got no different with the rotten thing and u will also die from heart attack if u didn’t stop supporting this visionless and brain retarded dirt dr who has specialised only in killing of his tribesmen.Also u need not to lie that u have better education.What education do you have with this low thinking capacity of yours?.U will one day be a martyred after this wrong Dr Riek

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      • 21 June 2018 18:17, by Mike Mike

        Education of Riek has got no different with the rotten thing and u will also die from heart attack if u didn’t stop supporting this visionless and brain retarded dirt dr who has specialised only in killing of his tribesmen.Also u need not to lie that u have a better education.What education do you have with this low thinking capacity of yours?.U will one day be a martyred after this wrong Dr Riek

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      • 21 June 2018 23:07, by South South


        Mike Mike is winning. He is controlling the country, but you ran away, so why should he kill himself? You are out with your a little mind. Accept IGAD peace proposal or you will be crushed, no more games.

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    • 22 June 2018 06:50, by Mayendit

      Mike Mike
      Thank you brother. You have made the point and I think million of South Sudanese people would agrees with you that, the former vice president of South Sudan who turned rebel leader is absolutely sicken with TSD, and he must look for his treatment instead of politics.

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      • 22 June 2018 21:23, by jubaone

        South South
        Twisted jienge logic that is repugnant and stupid. If jienges were controlling SS, then jienges would not have fled to refugee camps in Uganda or Darfur. Even then, jienges couldn’t be starving but instead farming and feeding the whole SS. But lazy fools only wait for WFP deliveries or steal at gunpoint.

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  • 21 June 2018 17:06, by Eastern

    Stalemate, stalemate and stalemates..........South South, are you there...!

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  • 21 June 2018 20:43, by conservative

    I wanted to see a non Dinka president one day but not Reik caused he will be a fail president towards foreign leaders

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    • 21 June 2018 21:42, by Proverbs

      Why hate foreigners when you are actually living in a foreign land? You hypocrite, stop biting the same hand that feeds you!

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  • 21 June 2018 22:13, by lino

    With General Kiir and the Konyo Konyo Regime in Juba, South Sudan will be a laughable state and the tribes will be killing each other to the teeth because that is what everyone in SS learned from the Liberation History!!!
    Government of Technocrats is the best solution so we parked and buried all these lose army generals and stupid ever politicians in the world history!!!
    When a cowboy 🤠 rules...

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    • 21 June 2018 22:18, by lino

      ....blood runs in every house 🏠!!!
      Wait for the sanctions you created for yourself... better listen to what ex-PM of Ethiopia advisedly told you!!! Fast from whisky 🥃 for 3 days, and you be making a great judgment in your life!!!

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  • 22 June 2018 06:59, by Mayendit

    The people who are close to Riek Machar should tell him that, the Eastern Africa countries are getting tired about his problems. What comprehensive approach he is talking about? I guess maybe he was dreaming the last CPA. He has to go back and make comprehensive approach in a Dok community. There is a need for peace in Leer county if he want comprehensive approached.

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    • 22 June 2018 08:38, by Malakal county Simon


      What’s problem did Dr Machar done in East Africa as a whole??
      Is this a pure hatred and poor analyses of most Dinkas to reason well about Dr Machar??

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