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South Sudanese parties to sign framework agreement Wednesday

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President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar in Khartoum on 26 June 2018 (Photo SUNA)
June 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan rival parties have achieved some progress in Khartoum peace talks as they are expected to sign a framework agreement for a detailed deal to be signed at the end of the talks within two weeks.

President Salva Kiir and SPLM-Io leader Riek Machar pledged in a closed-door meeting Monday with Presidents Omer al-Bashir and Yoweri Museveni to make the needed concession for the sake of peace in the war-ravaged country.

Sources close to the process said discussions have resumed today on a draft framework agreement proposed by the Sudanese facilitators including three points, the first for a comprehensive ceasefire and the deployment of IGAD and African Union monitors.

The second point provides to have three capital cities in the country during the transitional period (Juba- Malakal-Wau) so that the government organs work from the three cities.

The third point provides that Sudan in coordination with South Sudan would take in charge security and repair of oil wells in South Sudan.

The Sudanese foreign minister al-Dirdeiry Ahmed said the parties have reached an agreement dubbed "Khartoum Political Declaration" that will be announced Wednesday.

Speaking at the Higher Academy for Strategic and Security Studies in the Khartoum suburb of Suba where the talks are taking place he added: "this political declaration paves the way for a final agreement to achieve security and stability in South Sudan".

For his part, Machar said that Khartoum Political Declaration is based on the principles agreed in the meeting with Ugandan President Museveni, President Kiir and President al-Bashir.

OPENING BORDER

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir announced the opening of the border with South Sudan saying it would facilitate the movement of citizens and the flow of trade between the two countries.

He further stressed Sudan’s readiness to provide anything that contributes to the achievement of peace in South Sudan.

"If peace is achieved during the two weeks, you will find us in everywhere with you in support of the South Sudanese citizens," he said.

President Kiir said he looks forward to reaching a peace deal to end the suffering of the South Sudanese people.

He further praised the efforts of President al-Bashir to end the four and half year conflict in South Sudan.

OIL DEAL

In parallel to the peace talks, Sudanese and South Sudanese petroleum ministers signed an agreement to resume oil production in South Sudan.

According to the deal, Khartoum will provide the oil workers and gears needed to repair and pump the oil from the fields.

The parties agreed to operate all the oil fields in Block 5A in the central part of Unity region.

In line with the signed deal, Khartoum will transfer to Juba all the information related to oil exploration in South Sudan.

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  • 27 June 00:11, by Games

    Those three points aren’t too bad, but we still waiting for the two most important points.. Power-shairing and security factors.

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    • 27 June 01:05, by The Rhino

      The body language of Kiir and Machar does not in whatsoever circumstance correspond to the text provided herewith.We South Sudanese must admit and agree that the experiment of us living together as one people in this country has miserably failed.Equatoria,Upper Nile and Bahr El Gazal must go separate ways to fine total peace.A division of 17,000 UN soldiers must facilitate repatriation and...

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      • 27 June 01:23, by The Rhino

        ...resettlement.After 15 years,South Sudanese will decide wether to reunite or add some few more years for separation to proceed.This is more realistic and practical for future stable South Sudan to evolve.Its truly nonsense to live in one house if you hate and fight one another.A dysfunctional marriage will always remain dysfunctional regardless of how sweet your neighbors talk to you about it...

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        • 27 June 01:30, by The Rhino

          ..People will mock you and take advantage b’cos you permanently resent and crash heads.Enough is enough!

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    • 27 June 02:07, by Lokoli

      The three framework would work if agreed and signed by both Kiir and Riak and their masters M7 & Al’ Beshir. It would rescue our suffering people who are dying innocently on daily basis. Enough is enough with war.

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      • 27 June 05:10, by dinkdong

        @Lokoli,
        Are you being sarcastic or are you for real? Didn’t they signed that "peace" deal in 2016? Did it last? I would advise not to pay attention to those fools. They are nothing, but destructive tools.

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        • 27 June 07:32, by Jongo

          Dinkdong
          The idea of the three greater regions as found before itself is good Each region will have it’S own city, states government structures,president & three Con federal representatives only we shares the Nationality,Passport,currency & the national treasure let everybody to remain & develop his own region what’s wrong with that full stop

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        • 27 June 11:11, by Lokoli

          Dinkdong. First of all you have fake name. Are you for peace or for war and fighting for what reasons. Give me five reasons as to why the framework will not work. Note: there was no agreement signed in 2016. Are you current with South Sudan peace talks???

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    • 27 June 05:57, by Mike Mike

      What power sharing were you looking for to see happening again and it has already been done since SPLM IO was given 25%,SPLM IG 60%,FDs 5% and Opposition alliances with 10% of the government seats.While on security sector there were some cantonment areas that have been agreed for opposition soldiers to assemble at in all the three region for integration process to take place.

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      • 27 June 06:30, by Games

        Mike Mike
        Are you deaf or blind, you didn’t hear that the Oppositions rejected that IGAD Power-shairing proposals?

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    • 27 June 07:24, by Joyuma John

      Riek machar wants to return south Sudan to the Korkoro system of 3 cities. But the question is, who will govern these 3 cities? the 3 Korkoro cities were then governed by governors.

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      • 27 June 08:19, by jubaone

        Joyuma
        You know where you come from, then just go there, period. We can have everyone coming to Equatoria and Juba to idle and squat without anything sensible to do. Now you jienges can either opt to go to Makal (true Collo name not Malakal) or Wau.

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        • 27 June 08:32, by jubaone

          ...can’t have..

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          • 27 June 09:36, by Jongo

            Jubaone
            Jenge are afraid of going back to where they came from they like to remain refugees or displaced or even servants(Kadameen) in Equatoria Region rather than going back to their dirty LUAKS No problem under UNHCR Camps away 50km from cities they can stay beside that those empty mouth can be chased away

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      • 27 June 09:49, by jubaone

        Joyuma

        What is korkoro? Is this jienglish? Did you mean kokora? Oh poor jienge, how good you will like kokora. Don’t listen to fearful and frightened jienges, kokora wii enable you to develop and believe in yourself and not hide behind unproductive masses. Kokora or death

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        • 27 June 14:29, by Joyuma John

          Dear Jubaone, am in my city which is not Juba, Malakal or Wau,because those cities belong to some people in south Sudan,I hate only why someone decided to converge those who are not belong to Juba,Malakal or wau there. If you are belong to those 3 cities, put dyke to stop me from going there please.

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  • 27 June 00:40, by lino

    Hahaaa!!!
    South Sudanese Politicians!!! Sudan is playing a big game really, but South Sudanese must accept in the sake of PEACE ??.
    When you ruined your country and nationalism, you have to drink from a bitter cup... we have to enjoy now!
    We have said since 2010 before the Agreement that Sudan and South Sudan must agree on:

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    • 27 June 02:30, by lino

      Correction: we have said in 2010 before the independence of SS that both sister countries should explore these options:
      1- Sharing oil 50/50 to stabilizing both economies for the period of 20 years.
      2- South Sudanese should use Sudan schools and universities for free for the period of 20 years.
      3- South Sudanese should use the health services of Sudan for the period of 20 years.

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      • 27 June 02:36, by lino

        4- The boarders between the 2 countries should be demarcated and known, but should be an opened boarders with free trades and doing businesses .
        5- The issue of Abyei Area must be resolved by giving Dinka Ngok their right to choose their destiny.
        Junubeen started to accuse us as pro Sudan, but look at the dire situation in the country!!!

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        • 27 June 04:13, by lino

          As Sudan is suggesting 3 Major Cities acting as Capitals for the country, People! It was the same suggestion I have put forward 2 days ago that the State should be called: The Conferations of South Sudan!!!
          Dr. John’s Garang ideas are coming into play!!! Let see.

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          • 27 June 04:20, by Kuch

            Mr. Lino,
            You bunch of creeps have been spewing lies after lies here on SUDAN TRIBUNE. Do you fools understand that you have massive problems in Darfur, Southern Kordufan & Southern Blue Nile than we have here in South Sudan? If you fools think that South Sudan is going to re-united with your hellhole? Then you fools are wasting your damn times and our times>>>.

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            • 27 June 04:25, by Kuch

              I know that is what our enemies from the US, the UK, their evil juus, their gulf Arab states paymasters have been working on ever since. But the evils are playing with fire trust me. That Riek Machar piece of shit & his bunch of other losers like Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Adwok Nyabe, Lam Akol et al are being held hostage Nairobi, Adis Ababa & Khartoum>>>>

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              • 27 June 04:29, by Kuch

                as bargaining & blackmails over our country & our people by the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and their new found allies like North Sudan, ethiopia & Kenya to crawl their evil selves into our country so that the evil would come & loot our country like they have been doing in DR Congo, Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan or Ukraine>>>

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                • 27 June 04:34, by Kuch

                  but who will dare welcome these vermins into their villages? The losers, thieves & traitors like Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol and Riek Machar have already sold their souls to the US, the UK, their UN & NGOs in exchange for power in our country. But it would next to impossible for these losers & their foreign masters to smell anything closer to power in our country as far as>>

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                  • 27 June 04:40, by Kuch

                    In Dinka/Monyjieng always say that "tong ace rop, tong aye dieth miith" (hatred/war doesn’t melt away, hatred/war is shelf and give birth to babies" The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus, their gulf Arab states paymasters & some of their creepy allies in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and it must stop>>>

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                    • 27 June 04:45, by Kuch

                      Our country is not of their damn evil so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN empire. There is no damn war going here in South Sudan, but the SUDAN TRIBUNE, RADIO TAMAZUJ and many of evil corporate America & European media propaganda machines have been propagating lies after lies there is a raging war in South Sudan. And the so-called suffering (ana taban or nas tabanin)>>

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                      • 27 June 04:50, by Kuch

                        Who is keeping those lazy Nuers idiots in those filthy so-called UN POCs in Bentiu, Leer, Mayendit, Malakal or Juba? The lazies have been asked to get the hell out of those filthy compounds and go farm their damn own food in their villages. But they are refusing and the NGOs, the UN, the US & the UK are using these lazies are their only opportunity to wedge their evil feet into our country>>>

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                        • 27 June 04:55, by Kuch

                          Our lowly informed fools are always told that the US, the UK & France often use their so-called "UN, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping, donations & human rights business scams" as their 21st century neon-colonialism intrigue to occupy & colonize the third world countries with resources. Fools like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Rebecca Nyandeng don’t know these dirty intrigues>>>

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                          • 27 June 04:59, by Kuch

                            But to be honest, some of our lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians would be the first fools to wake up later like some spooked birds after their villages are taken over by white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan and their other allies like what they have already done in Gambella region, Central Kenya, some part of Zambia,>>>

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                            • 27 June 05:04, by Kuch

                              Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa or Namibia. But as far as we concerned, not even a single Dinka/Monyjieng village would be taken by these vermins, reasons, pure HATRED AND RACISM. There are some creeps in the world who just like other people when they are not even like back.

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                              • 27 June 06:26, by Games

                                Kuch
                                You can bark all night as long you wish, but this country is belong to all of us. So, you should be glad with that Khartoum ideas of three Capital cities, which means you don’t have to put up with Nuer and Equatoria anymore, as many of Nuer are not interested to lives with Dinka either

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                                • 27 June 11:08, by Kuch

                                  Who says we give a damn about Khartoum shitty proposal? Three region capitals don’t make any damn different. Games, all the oil fields are all in the Dinka/Jaang areas except two in the former Unity state which were even destroyed by you losers in 2013-2014. Malakal is not your Nuer damn town. Even here in Jonglei, the oil block here is on Dinka/Jaang areas? So what are you idiots really after?>>>

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            • 27 June 07:04, by Malakal county Simon

              Kuch/slave

              Your insane hatred toward your own citizens, will lead to no country if you don’t refrain from such unjustified writing hate messages!!!!

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            • 27 June 08:57, by lino

              Hahaha!!! Lazy Kuch and slow thick headed,

              I am a Monyjang guy and you should read between the lines! We talked to Ran a wan chan, your President before and we told him politics is a dirty game but this man never listened, and always defensive in his thoughts and behaviour!!!
              Uncle Malong Ran dan Malual de Giirnyang was the best friend he ever lost because of his drinking habits and 0 use of his.

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              • 27 June 09:01, by lino

                Continue: 0 use of his brain!
                One thing I advice is go and write a book because you intend to was your time and be on the net for long time, but I think you are one of NSS of The government and don’t pay any $ from you pocket!!!

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  • 27 June 06:16, by Nyesi Ta

    3 capitol cities: kokora has been revitalized, our people divided.
    3 Vice Presidents: Governors of the three former regions(BEU).
    Creation of 3 capitol cities: Marginalization of Dr. Riak et al.
    Handing over of oil fields to Khartoum: Surrendering Sovereignty.
    Sudan in charge of South Sudan resources: An End to independence.
    Stupid Leaders: Only found in South Sudan

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  • 27 June 06:32, by Lenin Bull

    Oh my Good God! This is will be worst peace agreement ever to be signed by President Salva Kiir and Dr.Riek Machar. In short Bashir called the two South Sudanese leaders in order to come and urinate on our independence vote during the referendum of 2011 and tear apart and throw into the dustbin of history the so called sovereignty of South Sudan. Stupid!

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  • 27 June 06:35, by Lenin Bull

    If President Kiir and Dr.Riek sign that damned fake agreement whose fundamental single purpose is bring back Arab-Islamic fundamentalists into South Sudan today, then I will not announce my immediate next move. God save South Sudanese.

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  • 27 June 06:41, by Lenin Bull

    Nyesi Ta you have said it all. Bashir is playing fool of South Sudanese leaders. " If you sign this agreement in the course of next two weeks you will find us everywhere among you." " We will ease their suffering-----" Who is causing their suffering and in which ways? Bashir creating rebellions, arming rebels, closing border openings/Economic Embargo, in SSudan.Fox!

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    • 27 June 14:29, by Nyesi Ta

      Lenin Bull, Besheir wants the border open to allow free movement of northerners to SS. This is a policy of invasion without war n in a matter of very short time Jallaba will be everywhere in our country n very difficult to send’em back when they control our economy. Kiir and Riak have destroyed South Sudan n by signing this bogus Besheir agreement, it will be the final blow to south sudan.

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  • 27 June 06:45, by Lenin Bull

    South Sudan is going to be Somalized, balkanized, dismembered, and weakened militarily. The worst nightmare is coming again. Don’t come to South Sudan after signing it.

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    • 27 June 06:56, by Malakal county Simon

      Well that’s will likely to happen.... Or find forgiveness to work with one another because South Sudan is biggest than the two leaders....

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    • 27 June 08:31, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool
      Your assertion is completely false. On the contrary, SS will be very strong as each of the 3 regions will compete among themselves for development. We can’t afford having so many unproductive and worthless jienge consumers hiding behind the state for free handouts. Work4food. Those that don’t work can go to Khartoum or flee to refugee camps and await free food handouts.

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      • 27 June 11:28, by Kuch

        Jubaone,
        Stop there with piece of trash brother. Why are the 32 states not competing with each other on development? You losers were chirping like birds for federalism. You were given South Sudan’s former 10 states were already federal states. Riek Machar came with 27 states & Salva Kiir added 5, 27 + 5 = 32 states>>>

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        • 27 June 11:38, by Kuch

          But it later on turned out that all the oil fields except two that some of our lowly informed Nuers and Shilluks used to call them theirs, after all belong in Dinka/Jieng areas. I don’t know what brains do you Riek Machar lowly informed idiots have? Jumping from straw to straw isn’t going to help you idiots. I would be damned if any of our Riek Machar lowly informed idiots would ever dare asked>>>

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          • 27 June 11:44, by Kuch

            why are our own internal issues go and resolved by our arch enemy, the cloned so-called arab North Sudan? North Sudan has her own massive problems in Darfur, Southern Kordufan and Southern Blue Nile than we have here in South Sudan? Intelligence is not part of our Riek Machar and his supporters to be honest.

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        • 27 June 14:26, by jubaone

          Kuch aka koryom2
          As a jienge, you should pride yourself with the several jienge states given to you and develop them faster than the rest. You are stagnating cuz you are lazy and dull. That simple. You had all the billions stuffed down your jienge throats without having toiled for it. Time for reckoning has come and we shall not entertain lazy fools who have parasited at the expense of others. No.

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  • 27 June 07:52, by Eastern

    Obviously an agreement which does not EXCLUSIVELY PUT South Sudan in the hands of the Dinka is a BAD agreement....Just to start with, the idea of the 3 capital is based on the idea of the TRI-UNION I opined elsewhere. South Sudanese CANNOT be forced to unite using the gun. Whoever thought Kokora was a jock better think again....!

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    • 27 June 08:25, by jubaone

      Eastern
      Any agreement that provides for power devolution and regional ownership is good. The 3 regions will each work to develop themselves. Jienges can now start relocating themselves cuz our fellow Equatorians want back our lands for agriculture. Those in Nimule must get out and go back to jiengeland. Visitation time is over. Kokora or death

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  • 27 June 09:18, by Landlord

    I think the reality is very close to people now. That is the only way to go and world has known it all.

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  • 27 June 11:30, by Sunday Junup

    Look at them, they are now under custody of Omar! Shame on Dinka whom spoil our country so that we look back for help from Omar

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    • 27 June 11:50, by Kuch

      Everything is always a Dinka/Jaang fault. Didn’t Salva Kiir asked you boneheads sometimes back to come back home & join the ’NATIONAL DIALOGUE’? But your fools, losers & traitors like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe and other are refusing to come back & join the national dialogue>>>

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      • 27 June 11:55, by Kuch

        they want to get their old positions back and they want the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and IGAD to bring them back to South Sudan & put them into power again. Good luck with them and their foreign masters. That is not gonna happen as far as we are concerned. They can back as normal South Sudanese citizens, come & register their own parties they have already formed in foreign capitals, join>>

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        • 27 June 11:59, by Kuch

          our national dialogue, help in restructuring of our constitution and contest in elections against the current government. And they win the elections they can rule us & our country. And if they lose in elections, then they can re-organize themselves and contest again in the next elections cycle. That is how things are done in other countries & even here in our South Sudan’s villages>>>

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          • 27 June 12:06, by Kuch

            But the kind of democracy where by everybody else formed his/her own party and again wants to share power with the same government he/she thinks. It policies are incompatible with his/her polices doesn’t exist on earth. Let me give fellows a good example. Mr. Deng Alor (a member of the so-called former detainees, FDs) was given a foreign affair portfolio in 2015 power sharing agreement>>>

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            • 27 June 12:13, by Kuch

              Mr. Deng Alor had two masters to serve, representing the interest of South Sudanese people in international arena and his own so-called former detainees (FDs) interest. And l think, it didn’t work well for Mr. Deng Alor. And that is why South Sudanese with brains are saying that the kind of democracy the losers, fools & traitors like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Rebecca Nyandeng,>>>

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              • 27 June 12:17, by Kuch

                Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Costi Manibe and their foreign sponsors from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and their allies like North Sudan, ethiopia & even Kenya to some small extent want to experiment in our country & over our people doesn’t exist on earth, l would repeat again fellows. It is either you are in government or in oppositions>>>

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                • 27 June 12:22, by Kuch

                  No one wants the same infighting again in our country fellows. And Mr. Taban Deng Gai & his party have made a right decision by working with the current government to avoid yet another infighting that caused the 2013 foiled coup attempt. Others are free to make their alliance with other parties and register their own parties and contest in elections. That is how it is done fellows.

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                  • 27 June 15:04, by Malakal county Simon

                    Don’t talk out of blue!!

                    Taban Deng Gai does not have any party as he dissolved his fake IO and already joined Kiir faction last month....

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