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Sudan to supervise formation of unified South Sudan army


Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers singing pro-war song (AFP file photo)
August 31, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan will supervise the formation of one army in South Sudan, said foreign minister and chief mediator El-Dirdeiry on Friday.

Following the signing of the final text of revised peace agreement on 28 and 30 August, the parties are now discussing the implementation matrix in a session that should be concluded on 2 September.

In statements to the semi-official SMC, El-Dirdeiry said one of the important guarantees the parties agreed is the formation and training of a national army from the government and opposition forces.

"Sudan will particularly supervise this process to ensure that the troops have only loyalty to the Republic of South Sudan," he added.

In accordance with the revised peace agreement, the warring parties within 30 days of the final signing of the peace pact will form a high-level technical integration committee (HLTIC). the latter will set eligibility criteria for candidates to the national army, national security, police, prison, fire brigade and wildlife services.

The formation of one army process shall be complemented within 12 months from the signing of the peace agreement.

Sudan and Uganda as guarantors of the revised peace agreement will be tasked with the implementation process.

On 30 August at the signing ceremony, SPLM-IO and SSOA asked to include Ethiopia and Kenya as the guarantor besides Kampala and Khartoum.

El-Dirdeiry said the revitalized peace agreement will enhance confidence and the ties between the two countries.


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  • 1 September 2018 10:26, by Kush Natives

    Those bunches of betrayers are s()t-holely bringing shame to South Sudan. Now, if Sudan supervise South Sudan integrating all sellout nyagaatist all over the places into the army, what does that tells us? Bashiir making his slaves by all cost in order to keep oil pumping, so that obtain his power in Khartoum. Anyway, bring them in!

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    • 1 September 2018 11:43, by Malakal county Simon

      Kush Natives

      You can’t have the same attitude and the same time, you crying for peace.... What is problem here; Is it Sudan being the supervisor of the fomation of one army?? Or IO joining the government forces and be form into national true army??

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  • 1 September 2018 11:25, by Games

    SPL will be deleted soon and we will have national army for all Southern Sudanes.

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    • 1 September 2018 11:45, by Eastern

      ....changing names won’t change the attitudes and mindsets...

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      • 1 September 2018 14:23, by Games

        Changing name alone will changes lots. Most Dinka think the name SPL is Dinka names. Changes it to something else that would present all of us and make everybody happy will be better.

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        • 1 September 2018 14:32, by Eastern


          Grow up..! Will changing the name of the militia outfit from SPLA to whatever change its tribal ideology and rid it of the hundreds of illiterate "generals?" Now that SAF is going to supervise it formation why did South Sudan secede from the Sudan if these hungry men still need lentil, onion and dura from Sudan?

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  • 1 September 2018 11:41, by Eastern

    South South,

    Do you read this...! Omar el Bashir has finally told Kiir that SPLA has been a MILITIA outfit for the 35 years of its miserable existence! There was an attempt at civilising SPLA between 2005-2011 but attempts failed. Now Bashir will try to sober up things the Sudanese way...!

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    • 1 September 2018 11:44, by Eastern

      SPLA would have regular breakfast of bread and broad beans. Lunch of meat stew and bread and super possibly of the same. Alcohol intake would be curtailed. Loose women would be positioned next to SPLA barracks. Watch out this last bit of the supervision...!

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  • 1 September 2018 11:44, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    What a joke! Yesterday enemy. Becoming our mentor. Really it does not matter when Kiir and his henchmen are full with the loot and Rie is given a position to have a part in the looting. Where is Abyei, pan thou, Hufrat al nahas and Kafia Kinji? We need different direction under a new patriotic leader gentlemen!!

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    • 1 September 2018 11:47, by Eastern

      Bashir is playing the clever boy by making Kiir open VERY WIDE the taps on the oil pipeline. Kiir one time postured by shutting down the oil pipeline but now Bashir is getting the village boy to open widest the taps on the pipeline! Now who’s being childish here..?

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    • 1 September 2018 13:30, by jubaone

      What must we say, that has not been said already? What must we do, that has not been done already? Sad! Today SS is just a "rump" of itself. Kenya has taken Ilemi Triangle, Sudan has claimed Abyei, Pathou, Hufrat e-Nahas and Kafia Kingi, Uganda has taken parts of Nimule and Kajokeji, DRC has taken parts of Lasu and the "drunk" and callous Kiirminal does nothing. They are "owning us"

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    • 2 September 2018 05:32, by Pakuai

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
      That is what the South Sudanese people have been telling you *foreign creeps & online trolls* who have been POSING on SUDAN TRIBUNE as South Sudanese refugees when in fact. You are just bunch of criminals. Your North Sudan & Omer Hassan El Bashir almost all of our lowly informed "Nuer ke Nyantoc, Shilluks, Murles, the whole of Equatorians excerpt a few of them who were>>>

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  • 1 September 2018 20:58, by Eastern


    Kiir needs Bashir for the oil flow to the international market for him to rake in the USD to procure more arms and ammunition so as to remain the president. Bashir as well needs Kiir’s (on a lesser scale) cooperation for the oil to flow through Sudanese territory for the regime in Khartoum to nibble some oil transit fees...ABYEI, you are doomed!

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