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SPLM-FDs pulls out of South Sudan final revitalized peace document


August 29, 2018 (JUAB) - The opposition SPLM-FDs Wednesday disapproved the initialling by the head of its delegation of the final document of the revitalized peace agreement, stressing that there would not be a lasting peace if the outstanding issues are not resolved now.

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SPLM FDs leader and former SPLM secretary general Pagan Amum (AFP/Getty)

On Tuesday morning, the South Sudanese government, the Other Political Parties (OPP) and the SPLM-FDs signed the final document of the agreement. Later on, the mediation said the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar agreed also to ink it on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the SPLM-FDs leader Pagan Amum regretted that the head of their delegation to the peace talks in Khartoum Deng Alor "prematurely" signed the deal while they were still consulting the leadership members.

Further, Amum said they found that the final document left many issues unresolved and accordingly it does not create the necessary conditions for a sustainable peace in South Sudan.

"Hence the initialling was not based on consensus nor majority decision. It is therefore invalid and should be treated thus," he said.

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) and the SPLM-IO rejected the final document saying the permanent constitution should be prepared by the constitutional conference, not a government-controlled commission. Also, they said the government refused a compromise to solve the disagreement over the number of states and regretted that the mediation withdrew it from the final text.

The Sudanese mediation, for its part, said the constitutional mechanism was not part of its mandate. Also, it added that the compromise on the number of states will be referred to the IGAD leaders to decide on it.

Later, on Tuesday evening, Khartoum said SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar agreed to initial the final document after extensive discussions with the chief mediator. Sudan pledged to seek a decision on the contested issues raised by the main opposition group at a meeting of the IGAD heads of state and government next month.

The Sudanese mediation already resorted to the IGAD leaders to include the disagreement on the number of states in the Khartoum Round of talks when the SSOA and SPLM-FDs refused to sign the agreement on the governance issues on 5 August.

However, Amum said at this stage they cannot continue to initialling documents with reservations or put on hold substantive issues for further negotiations.

"We believe that to negotiate these outstanding issues during the stage of implementation will be a futile exercise," he further said.


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  • 30 August 2018 01:33, by Eastern

    If pulling out really means what the SPLM-FDs meant, posterity some room for them....! From the start, the monstrous party, the SPLM was THE DISASTER that has befallen South Sudan and the South Sudanese people....!

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    • 30 August 2018 02:27, by South South

      Let’s look to people like Pagam Amum very carefully. Pagan will gain nothing in peace because he can not get one vote from Shulluk community if there is election. He is not now with SPLM as he used to be. He has no benefits in peace. He can only rule when South Sudan is destroyed. He wants UN to take over our country because this is where he gets something out of it.

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      • 30 August 2018 10:04, by The Rhino

        South South,
        Your jienge republic called South Sudan is already tilted towards total destruction,the economy is on one leg,average citizen doesn’t trust your government and International Community very critical and hesitant to release any dollars.Your inborn chaotic behaviors,corruption,nepotism,excessive greed and incompetence are what have brought the country down to its knees.Contesting issues 

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        • 30 August 2018 10:09, by The Rhino

          South South,

          ..that are important for real peace in this country must be addressed head-on,not bracketed for tomorrow,next week or a year after,what kind of luak shit is that?So Pagan Amum is right to pull out from your wobbly peace making process,deal with it.

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        • 30 August 2018 12:00, by South South

          The Rhino,

          No more hard words because we are entering into peace era. But one thing I want to assure you about is next year by this time, South Sudan economy will boom, why? Our oil, pumping 3 million barrels a day. All our people will benefit from it. Sudan will get 3 to 4 dollar transit fee, not like that bad one Pagan signed in the past where transit fee where 50%, peace my brother.

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          • 30 August 2018 13:32, by The Rhino

            South South,

            "3 million barrels a day"?Thats jienge trash.Currently the oilfields are pumping only 130,000 bpd from originally 375,000 bpd.The productivity wouldn’t exceed the threshold of a million(1,000,000) even if all machines and pumps are geared up to maximum capacity.Come years ahead,South Sudan will still be struggling to produce only few thousands barrels per day but not millions,and ...

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            • 30 August 2018 13:39, by The Rhino

              South South,
              ...the fact that you are only depending on oil revenue wouldn’t boom the economy either, ya ’arian jienge’...convey this precious message to your nyagat Ezekiel Lol,the food lover straight on,...what for losers!

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              • 30 August 2018 18:38, by jubaone

                Rhino, Jur
                10,000 or 3m barrels of oil won’t matter to us Equatorians. That is jienge and nyagat oil and they can swim, bath or drink it we as Equatorians don’t give a fuck. Our hardworking people are more than oil. Once Riak signs this deal, we shall ensure all UN PoCs camps are closed and all non Equatorians transported to their areas.

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                • 30 August 2018 18:43, by jubaone

                  All jienge squatters, nyagateen, Nuers and illegal immigrants and idlers will have to return to their ancestral lands. Especially those Bor jienges in Nimule, their time is over and we must by all means ensure they vacate all our Equatorian lands cuz our returnees will start new lives. This is NOT possible with jienge squatters and savages idling around. Case closed. Next

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      • 30 August 2018 12:08, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        South South,

        Stop arrogance and stupid utterances. Pagan stands for people and he has constitutional right to do so. A man who left a law school in Khartoum University to fo and fight for the country is not cheap like you who see the country through tribal lenses. Lack of patriotism is your disease. Let real patriots engage the corrupt in J1.

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        • 30 August 2018 12:30, by South South

          jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

          No more hard words. I left my education when I was 9 years old to fight for South Sudan. Kiir also left his education when he was teenager to fight for South Sudan. This can not give me and Kiir any right to destroy South Sudan. Pagan was right when he left law School in Khartoum to fight for South Sudan. Pagan is wrong to plan to destroy South Sudan.

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          • 31 August 2018 16:01, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            South South,

            Do not attempt to convince me that Pagan is destroying the country while the destroying our land is your brother Kiir with his stupid decrees. No one can believe what you say because people know the truth about what is going on.

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      • 30 August 2018 18:10, by Eastern

        South South,

        There you go....! It’s not about the Shilluk people; it’s about South Sudan and its future! Did Deng Alor sneak under the cover of darkness to sign the bogus agreement because it keeps the Dinka 200 years project alive? Even Dr. Machar signed under duress after being coerced by Al Bashir who badly needs the South Sudanese oil to remain afloat. A mad man is in the driver’s seat of....

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        • 30 August 2018 18:12, by Eastern

          ......a Chinese made bus cruising at 150 km per hour from Juba to Nimule. You are asking more passengers to board....?

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          • 30 August 2018 18:30, by jubaone

            Thank you. You only reinforce my assertion that a jienge is always a jienges and he has this heinous and sinister attitude of backstabbing his mates. How could this jienge cum jellaba called Ahmed Deng Alor initial this final draft without the consent of his party members? The jienge savage and treachery is at work. We can only prepare to consolidate Kokora. We must put facts on the ground

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            • 30 August 2018 19:29, by Eastern

              Ahmed Deng Alor, dispite his VERY DARK COMPLEXION, is a born of a Dinka woman, a leat attended to wife, of a Dinka village chief from Abyei. Whoever wants to add on contrary vies is WELCOME....

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  • 30 August 2018 02:59, by One people

    Someone who has no Army then a big mouth trying to talking like he has Army, Pagan Amum; your king Riek Machar is going back to Juba South Sudan to serve all of SS people as vice p. Pagan Amum you better follow Deng Alor or you will regret it latter

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    • 30 August 2018 12:15, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      One people,

      Your article exposes your foolishness. Countries and specifically nation states are not built by owning tribal militias. No wonder South Sudan as it is failing because of people who not use their brains to fully capacity. Your army is nothing if the people stand against you.

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      • 30 August 2018 14:05, by The Rhino

        Jur Likang,

        Good remarks!That idiot called "One people" is a confused jiengenized dumbhead from Wau as he ones revealed himself.You can tell how foolish he is,seconds you read his comments.A total idiot,probably a product of these jienge raped victims in Bahr El Gazal,what a shame.

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      • 30 August 2018 19:52, by jubaone

        Rhino, Jur, Eastern, Jongo, etc.
        A big hug to you guys. You are the eyes, ears and mouth of our fellow Equatorians and you have every legitimate right to fight on their behalf. We are yet cyber warriors, but must be ever ready to carry the "Kilanch" or lets say the kalanishkov (AK 47). It’s war time

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        • 30 August 2018 21:23, by The Rhino

          Muchas gracias!We hardliners from Equatoria must array on one side and apply every tool at disposal to purge,disrupt and haunt savages who dare snatch our territories and ancestral belongings.As long as jienges or any other juronit doesn’t posses the know-hows and the cooking of guns or combat gears,its simple to crush them.All we need in Equatoria is decisiveness and unconditional.......

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          • 30 August 2018 21:35, by The Rhino

            ...strong unity to wage a survival war.We in Equatoria need to use our brains and apply equal brutality and savagery our innocent children,women,elderly and disabled have endured under jienges or co.Frankly speaking,we never crossed borders to terrorize fellow South Sudanese in Bahr El Gazal or Upper Nile?So in fact its a duty to every Equatorian to pick up all possible defends weapons...

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            • 30 August 2018 21:45, by The Rhino

              ...available and march against every enemy without asking too many questions.Those wicked ’equatorians’ who have decided to emulated jienges’s or nyagats’s f**king greedy lifestyle must equally be dealt with accordingly.They must too smell the smoke out of the hot pipe and beg for mercy before they sign off to the next world,point-blank!

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              • 31 August 2018 19:46, by jubaone

                Great piece! Someone may be wondering why the Jews have become uncompromising on their security. It’s cuz they were mercilessly persecuted and exterminated. The surviving few now can’t afford to be complacent and stupid. They hit hard. We Equatorians now must speak the jienge language and get them without mercy. We urge our Equatorian states not to allow them squat whatsoever.

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                • 31 August 2018 19:48, by jubaone

                  Our brethren in Riak’s IO must put an ultimatum. Riak has betrayed federalism and logically as Equatorians we must go for Equatexit.

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  • 30 August 2018 03:17, by lino

    Keep on pressuring these Konyo Konyo Regime of Juba!!! They must use their brains and agree before just signing documents that wouldn’t be implemented anyway!!!
    More pressuring will let them just borrow money 💰 from the Chinese and later on they will stuck paying back and China will own all the oil reserves... Stupid cow brains!!!

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    • 30 August 2018 12:22, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g


      These maniacs are just nothing. When they see government their minds go to looting. They know nothing but “Cham” got through wrong ways. They are going to be engaged if they keep with that stupid mentality. South Sudan belongs to all the tribes who live in it and have rights in the way it should be governed whether they have militia or not period.

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  • 30 August 2018 03:31, by Reuben

    Some Cholo sections might not like Pagan but this is a good man at negotiating table. He gave Jalaba heaps of headache during the comprehensive peace agreement. When he is a chief negotiator for South Sudan, there is always good outcome with the exception of the petrol transfer fees deal which was too high.

    Good Work Pagan.

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    • 30 August 2018 05:11, by Games

      Poor Shilluk, they are going to lose huge chunk of land to Dinka if that imposing peace will go head. Pagan Amum is fighting for Shilluk long term survival and I respect him for standing up for his people. Deng Alor is Dinka and he will do anything that can satisfy his tribe men

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  • 30 August 2018 05:52, by Kush Natives

    Lost lambs, that’s what exactly happen, when running a selfish moment. Why blaming Deng Aloor for initialed the documents? Where were you at the time? Hopeless decision, self greed hyena, you opposed it, because it included you in the position. You will regret shortly, remember, you are no longer getting viva cell share!

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    • 30 August 2018 05:54, by Kush Natives

      - didn’t included you-

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    • 30 August 2018 06:47, by Resolution

      Dinka hatred shutdown Vivacell network in south sudan your corruption will never take anywhere but will tarnish your reputation.

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  • 30 August 2018 12:35, by aborigin

    This is the biggest political blunder FDs and Pagan Amum are committing and they shall be so remorseful later.

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