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SSOA rejects South Sudan governance draft deal saying states issue is red line


Participants in Entebbe meeting pose after reaching an agreement on the power sharing on 7 July 2018.
July 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) Tuesday has rejected the draft governance and power-sharing agreement saying they cannot compromise on their position against the 32 state and the power-sharing at the level of local governments.

The South Sudanese parties to the peace revitalization process had to initial a draft agreement on the governance last Thursday 19 July establishing a mechanism -the Independent Boundaries Commission (IPC)- to settle the difference over the 32 states during the transitional period.

Also, the same draft agreement on which Juba expressed strong reservations provides that the power-sharing deal will include the counties and not be limited to the state governments only as agreed in the 2015 peace deal.

However, the Sudanese mediation told them on 21 July that " Juba would want to maintain its illegal 32 States and would not like to have SSOA and other Opposition groups represented at sub-national levels of government". SSOA spokesperson Kwaje Lasu said.

The further said that the two issues are a red line that they cannot make any concession on it.

"SSOA delegations will continue to engage in the peace talks but will not compromise on fundamental issues related to our suffering people," he stressed.

The statement pointed out that the 32 states have been established by President Kiir in clear violation of the peace agreement wondering how come the government logic and insist on an illegality.

The South Sudanese government Monday said they would sign the draft agreement even if they have one reservation at the state level.

The Sudanese government for its part, said they have extended the invitation for the IGAD leaders to attend the signing ceremony on Thursday 26 July in Khartoum.

Opposition leader Deng Alor told the semi-official Sudanese Media Center (SMC) that the parties would reach an agreement on the outstanding issues.

"I am sure that a full consensus on the power-sharing before would be reached before the deadline for the final signing on Thursday," said the leader of the SPLM Former Political detainees.


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  • 25 July 2018 02:58, by The Rhino

    SSOA has been taking the right trajectory so far.I’m satisfied the way they judge and take decisions.Here are key points,1).Governance, i.e. devolution of power to local governments/regions 2).Number of states,i.e. reduction of junk states to less fewer manageable and conflict free states.3).Institutions and citizens based rule of law.Therefore if any peace has to be signed,the points above....

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    • 25 July 2018 03:10, by The Rhino

      ...must clearly be defined and taken into consideration,otherwise the peace in Khartoum is just fake,not INCLUSIVE and definitely misses to address the root causes of the conflict in South Sudan.

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      • 25 July 2018 03:23, by Pakuai

        The Rhino,
        You DON’T have a right to use the word MUST when you COWER in foreign capitals & living in a upscale suburbs or hotels in Nairobi, Adis Ababa or Khartoum chap. By the way, can you define the word ’inclusive’? No need to share power with foreign puppets, thieves & traitors in the first place. These so-called SSOA losers are just wasting their damn times & the South Sudanese people’s>>>>

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        • 25 July 2018 03:30, by Pakuai

          times. The thieves, foreign puppets & thieves behind that so-called SSOA have no ’constituencies or real supporters’ on the ground. And that is why they refused to haul their treasonous arseses back to South Sudan to come & join our ’national dialogue’. The idiots think, their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and creepy creeps here in our own IGAD countries whom they have>

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          • 25 July 2018 03:39, by Pakuai

            sold their treasonous souls to them would come, would come and installed them into power in South Sudan. Good luck to our fools & their foreign masters. There is no country on the face of earth, where every trash would want to have his/her own party/faction and AGAIN would want to SHARE POWER with the SAME GOVERNMENT, HE/SHE doesn’t AGREE with its POLICIES & VALUES. Not a single country on earth>>

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            • 25 July 2018 03:52, by Pakuai

              But since we have some fake doctors of philosophies (PhDs)& foreign puppets/stooges like Mr Riek Machar, Lam Akol & Adwok Nyabe, Majak Agoot and bunch of other foreign puppets & traitors like Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, her son, Uyai deng Ajak, Thomas Cirillo, Costi Manibe or Mr. Bokasoro; who are full of themselves & no one else. And who claim to be South Sudanese people’s leaders at all costs

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              • 25 July 2018 03:59, by Pakuai

                no how much they have been discounted to be ones, but bunch of incompetent, thieves & foreign puppets/stooges. The government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people have to give the losers & foreign sellouts a ’short leash/small space’ and that is why this so-called power sharing is extended to them. And the traitors, thieves & foreign puppets know, they have to take it or get nothing>>>

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                • 25 July 2018 08:44, by Jongo

                  Pakuai is right who ruining the country right now is it not president Kiir and beside that the idea of this 32 states came from the people & still not enough & You so call SSOA had batter idea why not come forward & say it instead of hiding in bush & start barking like a wild dogs we’r sick of IO, OA & whatever all are bullshit soon you get rotten you animals

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                  • 25 July 2018 15:29, by jubaone

                    The Rhino
                    Well stated! No one asked for states and the kiirminal with his jienge scoundrels and Equatorian suckers have capitulated. The uncompromising position of SSOA is great. Those weak Equatorians that have subscribed to the jienges are not better than their sisters/mums/aunts gangraped by worthless jienge scoundrels. They are worse than eunuchs and homosexuals

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                    • 25 July 2018 17:06, by The Rhino


                      Those Equatorians who have disposed themselves to worthless jienges and participated or did nothing to avoid the raping,looting and murders in Equatoria,will evenly share the wrath and vengeance.They are similarly aligned under one target as prime arch enemies/jienges and will never escape their punishments.

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        • 25 July 2018 03:49, by The Rhino


          Slow down you drug addict,too much ’Bangi’ will kill you one day.What is your problem you loose cannon?Show some manners and quit puking trash on this site,will you?

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          • 25 July 2018 04:05, by Pakuai

            The Rhino,
            Watch your language fool. Have you ever sold me drug or Bangi? In fact, I am the one who tells you what you losers & fools really want to know about what is really what or going, on this SUDAN TRIBUNE FOREIGN tabloid site. "What is your problem you loose cannon?Show some manners and quit puking trash on this site,will you?" To who?>>>

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            • 25 July 2018 04:14, by Pakuai

              Hey Mr. the Rhino! What ’the Rhino’ are you referring to loser? If it were not people like ’us and our mighty SPLM/A’ who have worked pretty hard to *starve off you traitors, losers, foreign puppets/stooges & your foreign masters* then you most of you fools would be on the ’path of Rhinoceros’ which are on the ’fast lane to extinction’>>>

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              • 25 July 2018 04:34, by Pakuai

                here in our whole Africa continent. Mr. the Rhino, Our mighty SPLA Katipa Rhino ’Rhino battalion’ was the biggest battalion of all ’Koryom division’ battalions followed by ’Katipa Raad’ battalion and some of our boys from Nuba Mountains and Southern blue Nile were featured highly. My own father last born was in Rhino battalion & was killed in ’Kubur (bridge) Aluak-luak’ in 1986, in our>>>

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                • 25 July 2018 04:48, by Pakuai

                  former Lake state, greater Bhar El Gazelles region. But Mr. the Rhino, can I ask you this simple question, who are you to silent me not be ’puking trash’ on this SUDAN TRIBUNE piece of foreign propaganda machine web site? Mr. the Rhino & our bunch of other traitors & foreign puppets on this SUDAN TRIBUNE web site & your masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus>>>

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                  • 25 July 2018 04:54, by Pakuai

                    your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf arabs states financiers & some of their creepy allies in between, have been fooling & threaten every body else about their so-called *democracy & human rights piece of nonsense* In fact, here in South Sudan is where people are more ’democrats & respects human rights of others than your damned US, the UK, North Sudan, Saudi Arabia, the UK etc’>

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                    • 25 July 2018 05:02, by Pakuai

                      Mr. The Rhino fool, your US is not even a democracy, but a republican, your UK is a democracy, but a monarchy, your North Sudan is even a democracy. Do you idiot knows that your Omer Hassan Al Bashir took power by force in 1989 when our mighty SPLA kicked his arse out of our then Southern Sudan to North Sudan? So what are you fools, foreign puppets, traitors like Mr. Lam Akol, Riek Machar,>>>

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                      • 25 July 2018 05:10, by Pakuai

                        Ahmed Deng Alor and other bunch of losers always go & do in Khartoum? Don’t tell me that because they are smarter than the South Sudanese people idiot. What is your Thomas Cirillo thief & traitor doing in the hotels, bars & brothels of Adis Ababa? What are your thieves, foreign puppets & traitors like Pagan Amuom, Adwok Nyabe, Rebecca Nyandeng, her son, Majak Agoot, Costi Manibe & other losers>>>

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  • 25 July 2018 08:37, by Games

    Dear readers
    These are the best words which fits to describe that stupit-person so called Pukuai or Kush Natives. That guy is jackass, morons, asshole, ignoramus, foolishly, retard, clown, weirdo, silly, creeps, pinhead etc.

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  • 25 July 2018 09:12, by Political Affairs Advisor

    Pakuai and Rinho, if you have been in school then you wasted your teachers’ time my dear. If you guys don’t have something positive to says, why don’t you just stay quiet.
    You guys the ever useless citizens I have ever seen in this Nation. May God Transform you this year to be positive thinkers. AMEN

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    • 25 July 2018 09:26, by Political Affairs Advisor

      Sorry Rihno, I don’t Mean you but Pakuai and Jongo whose point of view on this peace agreement base ethnic and tribal line.

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  • 25 July 2018 09:50, by Eastern

    Whatever the peace jokes in Khartoum become, the truth is, Equatoria should fight for its existence.....Now in Maban, an onslaught on Equatorians was disguised as one directed at humanitarian agencies. The fate of Yugoslavia awaits this cursed country called South Sudan!

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    • 25 July 2018 10:20, by Games

      Blames Dinka for that even if the Mabanian physically harmed those innocent Equatorians. Mabanian did that same killing to Nuer in 2014-2015, we lost very well qualified personnellitis because they were told Nuer are bad people and exchange to the weapons were given to them by Dinka leading government to kill Nuer across the county

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      • 25 July 2018 10:51, by Eastern


        I don’t care who did the abominable act in Maban. All that I care about is, an attack was carried out targeting Equatorian working for humanitarian organisations in a place called Maban. Of course, there’s a dinka at the tail-end of any mayhem in South Sudan: they are security and insecurity!

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    • 25 July 2018 15:43, by jubaone

      Equatorians have everything to extricate themselves from thus jienge republic. We have the natural and human resources and all these subhuman jienges and nyagats are at our mercy. If we turned Equatoria into hell today, these vandals would have nowhere to run. We are babysitting them and so all feel very comfortable in Equatoria. We could smoke them out of Equatoria like rats.

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      • 25 July 2018 15:48, by jubaone

        ..only by turning our towns, roads, schools, neighbourhoods into jienge/nyagat free zones, will we experience liberty. These tailless chimps have destroyed their luaks and so run scampering to Equatoria which is getting destroyed by the day. Once the entire SS gets destroyed, the jienges will run away. That is why we must reject peace. Peace attracts these creatures like flies.

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        • 25 July 2018 15:52, by jubaone

          ..even the most eloquent jienge/nyagat can’t live in hus luak but hide and dine in the Juba hotels. It’s very important that Equatorians realize that we hold the key to SS and not these miscreants. The international community is witness to this. A destroyed Equatoria is a destroyed SS, the rest are simply cattle grazing lands and human zoos.

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  • 25 July 2018 11:18, by Games

    I got you man, but we have to lives with that miserable life in this country. Minds you too, Taban Deng Gai is worse than Salva Kiir. He could probably the one that do those evils things

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  • 25 July 2018 19:21, by William

    If Khartoum government really mentioned that 32 states in South Sudan are illegal, then all Sudan states created by Bashir during Sudan civil war are illegal. But I think Sudantribune writers put it like that to confuse public. Most Sudan Tribune commentators who write about South Sudan are rebels sponsored by Trokia.

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  • 25 July 2018 19:31, by William

    I don’t care whether state or millions states because the problem of South Sudan is not related to how many states. It is the people who governs the states or state. Shameful to South Sudanese to killed their values people for positions in government.

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  • 26 July 2018 04:43, by Nairobimitot

    SSOA is not a Big Issue to the people of South Sudan. The conflict is between, the Government and the IO. If they can both agree to work together for the betterment of their country, then Allah Akbar.

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    • 26 July 2018 06:32, by Pakuai

      you made my day brother. "The conflict is between, the Government and the IO" ’I opposition (IO) indeed’. I think Some of our ’Nuer ke nyantoc’ can even go to heavens and if they go and find Jaangs, then they will go and rebel against him/her. I hope their ’gat machar, Lam Akol & Adwok Nyabe’ sign that damned peace deal in Khartoum and stay there because we are going>>>

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      • 26 July 2018 06:35, by Pakuai

        to take back our Khartoum anyway.

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    • 26 July 2018 14:44, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g


      You have no vision for the country. You believe those solve political issues with violence are the ones to be rewarded. Here I think your brain is worthless because it does not do its work properly. All the views of citizens must be taken into account because the country belongs to them too and not the armed murderers of innocent people.

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