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South Sudan final peace ceremony to take place in Addis Ababa next week: minister


President Kiir, (C) Machar and other opposition leaders sign the agreement on outstanding issue on governance on 5 August 2018 (ST Photo)
September 7, 2018 (JUBA) - The final signing ceremony of South Sudan revitalized peace agreement will take place in Addis Ababa next week, said Michael Makuei the information minister and government spokesperson on Friday.

"Delegates to the peace talks in Khartoum were briefed today (Friday) by his Excellency Ambassador Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan that the final signing ceremony will be done in Addis Ababa," Makuei said in statements to the South Sudanese TV from Khartoum.

He added the that the Council of ministers will be held on the 11 and 12 September followed by the Summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

The two meetings will discuss the concerns and reservations of the opposition groups and endorse the final text of the revitalized peace agreement. After what intervene the signing of the peace agreement par the South Sudanese parties.

Until Friday, it was not clear if the final signing ceremony will take place in Addis Ababa or in Khartoum where the supporters of the different political forces were mobilizing to attend and celebrate the event.

According to Makuei, the IGAD chair and Ethiopian prime minister decided to hold the meetings and the signing ceremony in Addis because the upcoming Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers and the Summit of IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government will not be extraordinary meetings only on South Sudan peace process but ordinary meetings that will discuss other topics

"There will be another event in Addis Ababa that Eritrea will be welcomed back into the IGAD," he said.

The minister said all the negotiating delegations will move Tuesday to Addis Ababa and the government will consider inviting dignitaries, musicians and folklore dancers to attend the final signing ceremony and the celebration of the peace agreement.


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  • 8 September 10:12, by Eastern

    If the "final peace ceremony" ever gets SINGED, then Kiir, Bashir and Museveni would have succeeded in showcasing grand tomfoolery to the world.....Dr. Machar needs respite from the lost of a son, relatives and arbitrary confinement in South Africa. This is Africa......!

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    • 9 September 08:02, by jubaone

      That IO and other SSOA members have not given any communique to next week’s hyped peace deal is already an indication for capitulation, surrender and coercion. It’s unlikely that IGAD will change the text of final draft to include the 4 IO/SSOA reservations. It’s a jienge-Nuer (nyagat) deal. We Equatorians have no business there. We must go our way. Yugoslavia is calling!

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  • 8 September 11:44, by Kush Natives

    Very good news for South Sudanese people, finally peace has come! I will be there to attend this great event. After all, we’ll welcome Eritrea back into IGAD. Congratulations to you South Sudanese people the great achievement!

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    • 9 September 08:20, by jubaone

      The flurry of defections from Malong’s group back to Juba, the reconciliation within the SSPM of Gen Agany and Costello Gsrang, the secret attempts by Jienge diehards to have Malong back to Juba in order to consolidate jienge front ahead of the peace deal only suggests one thing: war is inevitable. How prepared is Riak?

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      • 9 September 08:26, by jubaone

        After signing, Riak will have no more political space to dictate the terms of how, when he will get to Juba. Will he bring in 12,000 soldiers? What military hardware will he bring? What role will UNMISS/RPF have in his protection? The peace deal is silent. Poor Nuer citizens who thought that while Riak was FVP prior to 2013, their kingdom had come are better warned..

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        • 9 September 08:33, by jubaone

          ..to be watchful and alert. Nuers that constituted close 50-60% of the SPLA had poor military intelligence and had become complacent, naïve and outright foolish. They had not foreseen the heinous and murderous plans the jienge had for them. What happened? How did jienges outplay such an army? What went wrong? The rest is history.

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          • 9 September 08:40, by jubaone

            ..with the massacre of thousands of innocent Nuers and expulsion of Riak out of Juba, Equatorians were then reminded that they were next. That is when Equatorian youth decided that rather die while fighting that butchered mercilessly butchered like the Nuers. The dogs of war "mathiang anyor" just did that in Equatoria. At the same time..

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            • 9 September 08:46, by jubaone

              ..uncompromising and militant armed youths from Equatoria have sworn never too allow jienges uncontrolled movement and so the massacring of any perceived "MTNs" on all major roads. With NAS, PDM and other " federalists" still at large, this jienge-Nuer (nyagat) peace deal doesn’t bode well. War again is likely.

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              • 9 September 10:42, by Eastern


                Dinka people are wired to eat but not produce...! Kenyans even got fed up about a fortnight ago when scores were rounded up to "squeeze out some of the excess food" in them, yes MOST South Sudanese rounded up in Kenya were dinka people.

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                • 9 September 10:44, by Eastern


                  While both are in Washington, I urge Thomas Cirilo of the NAS Guwa fame and his counterpart the injured Ugandan Bobi Wine of People Power to meet and collaborate across the border. South Sudan is tired of bleeding...!

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