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Former US special envoy Princeton Lyman dies at 82

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August 24, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - Former US Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman died on Friday at the age of 82, family and friends said.

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Princeton Lyman (Reuters)

Princeton served as special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan from March 2011 to March 2013 tasked with the implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the normalization of relations with Khartoum which was under economic embargo and still on the list of the states sponsoring terrorism.

He was a deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs (1981-1986), U.S. ambassador to Nigeria (1986-1989), director of refugee programs (1989-1992), U.S. ambassador to South Africa (1992-1995), and assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs (1996-1998), among others.

South Sudan Embassy in Washington issued a statement of condolence pointing that Lyman during his two-year assignation "dedicated his time to ensure the viability and the success of the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of the Sudan"

"On behalf of the people and the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the family of Ambassador Lyman, the Government and people of the United States of America," wrote Ambassador Gordon Buay, the charge d’affaires of South Sudan’s embassy in Washington.

Even after his resignation, Lyman remained closely following the situation on the Two Sudans.

He advocated for the lift of economic sanctions on Sudan and to link the removal from the terror with the settlement of armed conflicts and democratic reforms in Sudan. For the South Sudan crisis, he called for democratic reforms and minimised the SPLM reunification process as a tool to end the conflict.

Several institutions such as the Fund for Peace, the Stanley Foundation and a huge number of activists from South Sudan and Sudan released messages of condolence on the death of Lyman.

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  • 25 August 2018 10:56, by Paul Ongee

    May Almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace. Amen

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    • 25 August 2018 16:18, by Pakuai

      Mr. Paul Ongee,
      Mr. Princeton Lyman, was our country’s & our people’s enemy. Do you know the so-called evil juus (israelis)? He was one of them. I had posted a lot of posts on these SUDAN TRIBUNE website detailing these vermins. And I will again post and it will not be posted here on SUDAN TRIBUNE because it the post will touch the evil skins>>>

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      • 25 August 2018 16:23, by Pakuai

        There is no war here in our country. But the so-called evil juus (so-called israel), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil corporate America, English people, their gulf arab states’ paymasters, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and even some of their Bantus think; that we are equivalent to them>>>

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        • 25 August 2018 16:30, by Pakuai

          Some of our lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks and some Equatorians have been used by these evils and we bombed their fools. Now their fools *traitors, puppets/stooges, thieves and losers are in Khartoum trying to negotiate their evil selves back to South Sudan. Something that is not gonna happen again under the sun. Mr. Paul Ongee, we are here, don’t worry chap>>>

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          • 26 August 2018 12:52, by Joseph Canada

            Have respect for the dead you prick!! Your traditional a normally and the thick-headness is unbearably visible to the stupidity of the highest Order!!
            That man wanted nothing but peace in South Sudan. It was the culture of you thieves who stole everything from South Sudan who think the guy was unfair. God rest his soul.

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