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IGAD leaders to discuss concerns of South Sudanese opposition


Sudan's Foreign Minister who is also the chief mediator El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed and IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais (L) launch the final phase of the revitalization process in Khartoum on 13 August 2018 (Photo Nuur Mahmoud Sheekh)
September 9, 2018 (JUBA) - The IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan has formally transmitted the concern of the South Sudanese opposition groups to the Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu who is the chair of IGAD Council of Ministers, in order to discuss it during the upcoming meetings of the IGAD meetings.

After a meeting with President Omer al-Bashir, the SPLM-IO and South Sudan Opposition Alliance initialled the final document of the peace agreement pointing the Sudanese leader pledged to refer their reservations and demands to the IGAD leaders to take a decision on it. Further, they warned they would not sign the final agreement unless these matters are addressed.

"As we celebrate this important milestone, it is Important that I bring to your attention and the attention of the Council of Ministers unresolved issues that will require your collective attention and guidance. These Issues as raised by both SPLM/SPLA (IO) and SSOA," said Wais Ismail in a letter seen by Sudan Tribune dated on 31 August 2018 addressed to Minister Gebeyehu with a copy to the Sudanese foreign minister and the parties to the peace process.

The submission of the unresolved issues means that they will be debated by the Council of ministers and recommendations on this respect will be made to the meeting of the IGAD heads of states and government.

The four issues are the number of states and demarcation of the tribal and state boundaries, the quorum of the meetings of the parliament, council of ministers. and state and local governments, the procedures of the permanent constitutional-making process.

The two opposition groups also requested that Kenyan and Ethiopian armies join the Sudanese and Ugandan armies as part of the IGAD troops to be deployed in South Sudan to help create a conducive environment for the implementation of the revitalized agreement.

The IGAD Council of Ministers will meet on Tuesday 11 September.


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  • 10 September 2018 07:55, by jubaone

    The IO-SSOA must stand steadfast, unwavering and solid. No redressing the 4-issues, No peace. That simple. NAS and PDM have already done their part. Case closed. Next

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    • 10 September 2018 08:08, by South South

      You made decision to stand with NAS and PDM, Bari speakers movements, leave SSOA and IO for other South Sudanese. No hard words here, just friendly words from someone who peace in South Sudan.

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      • 10 September 2018 08:10, by South South

        Correction: I mean Bari Speaker Movements. Just friendly words from someone who wants peace in South Sudan.

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        • 10 September 2018 09:49, by jubaone

          South South
          Just look at the political landscape of SSOA or those parties close to the Juba regime, all are jienges or nyagateen. That is their right and they defend the respective interests of their clientele or constituencies. There’s nothing wrong defending Equatoria-based parties. FYI the Chairperson of PDM is from Eastern Equatoria, a non Bari speaker.

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          • 10 September 2018 10:12, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g


            South South is a political dwarf. He lacks wisdom and knowledge on whatever he presents to the public through this medium. It is just a sorry matter for a person of his kind to talk politics that supports injustice, insecurity and murder of innocent citizens through tribal domination.

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            • 10 September 2018 11:39, by South South

              jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

              You are just disgrace idiot person I have ever, ever seen. "Injustice, insecurity and murder of innocent citizens through tribal domination". Do you have concrete evidences in your hand right now wicked and stupid lazy person? Other side can do the something when you kill innocent people on the street and call them ’MTN".

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              • 10 September 2018 17:41, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

                South South,

                So your nerves are touched. I like it ya jenge.

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          • 10 September 2018 11:30, by South South


            I am happy to reply to your comment about what I said about you. You have full right to support Equatoria interests first, that’s is ok with me. I do believe that if there are issues Equatorians complain about Equatoria sons are the one to bring them up to the public and we should listen them, but when you say all SSOA are Dinka and Nuer, I see big problem there.

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            • 10 September 2018 11:32, by South South

              Former governor of Western Equatoira, Joseph Bakasoro is a full member of SSOA today, but you are writing him off as a Dinka or as a Nuer, why? Is it because he is not a Bari speaker?

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              • 10 September 2018 21:17, by jubaone

                South South
                No. None has written him off. Col. Bakasoro is one of the most respected Equatorian leaders and perhaps in entire SS. A real statesman and fearless SPLA combatant. He was the only Governor that said, the SPLA/M and especially the jienges had failed the SS. Thereafter, jienge criminals threw him into the Blue House. Soft spoken but critical. Good as SS president.

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    • 10 September 2018 08:11, by Pakuai

      "No redressing the 4-issues, No peace"
      When are you coming to take up your AK47 and fight chap? Wars are not on the internet but on the battle fields. What are your so-called 4-issues? "The IO-SSOA must stand steadfast, unwavering and solid" Good luck with that Mr. Jubaone. As for the IGAD countries, to do anything different from what the majority of South Sudanese people desire>>>

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      • 10 September 2018 08:16, by Pakuai

        That is not gonna happen chap. There are some limits on how the IGAD can play games with the South Sudanese Mr. jubaone chap. In fact, the IGAD countries have been given a lot leeways by the government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people to show us what is that they are after in our country & over our people. Our ’national dialogue’ right here inside South Sudan & in front of>>>

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        • 10 September 2018 08:21, by Pakuai

          the South Sudanese people should have been given the first prioirty. But since there are some countries in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their shifty allies even here in our own region which think that our country can be football or chess game played around like DR Congo, Angola, Mozambique, Cuba, many South American countries, Eastern European countries, some Asian countries>>>

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          • 10 September 2018 08:29, by Pakuai

            Middle Easstern countries during their then so-called COLD WAR And even these days, the same US, the UK, France, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus, their gulf Arab states paymasters & some of their allies are at it again some of these days in DR Congo, central Africa republic (CAR), Burundi, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Ukriane, Venezuela, Nicaragua and other>>>

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            • 10 September 2018 08:34, by Pakuai

              countries. But our country, South Sudan is what the criminals in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus, their gulf Arab states financiers & even some of their lackeys here in our region have fixated their evil lenses into 24/7 Because of our resources, lands, our Nile waters & of course to fight the present of Chinese companies out of our country just they had done in CAR, Libya>>>

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              • 10 September 2018 08:40, by Pakuai

                and other countries by proxy. By using their puppets/stooges, traitors, thieves & fools like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot & other bunch of fools and some of their lowly informed idiots like then Mr. Riek Machar so-called ’white army’ as their pawns or foot soldiers to do their dirty work. But since the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus>>

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                • 10 September 2018 08:47, by Pakuai

                  their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies like North Sudan ’regime change of government’ of South Sudan isn’t going to happen as they had hoped. They have resorted to ’blackmail of our country and our people’ and they are keeping their puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Rebecca Nyandeng and their other bunch of fools in foreign capitals mainly>>>

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                  • 10 September 2018 08:53, by Pakuai

                    to them as their bargaining cards & blackmails over our country & our people purposely for the evil coroprate America, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arab states financiers, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan and some of their creepy allies in between fellows to crawl their evil selves back to our country. But the evils are wasting their damn times>>>

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                    • 10 September 2018 08:59, by Pakuai

                      and our times. South Sudan is a damned evil so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has & will never ever be & our people are not the evil so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN subjects. We keep informing the evils that the evils have step on the wrong people feet, the Sudanese men----the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan to be precise. The evil white Americans, English poeople, their UN, their sleazy NGOs,>>>

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                      • 10 September 2018 09:04, by Pakuai

                        their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and we are going to show the evils where the evils belong out of our country. Who says we want those vermins in our country? Who really wants these vermins in our country? Not even one fellows. Some of our fools are always told the truth that the evil white Americans, English people>

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                        • 10 September 2018 09:10, by Pakuai

                          their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between are like Arabs----they believe through their eyes. There are a lot problems in Kenya, Burundi, Somalia, DR Congo, Somalia, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan (Darfur, Southern Khodufan & Southern Blue Nile), Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya & other countries. But the evils are fixated with our country & our people small internal>>>

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                          • 10 September 2018 09:17, by Pakuai

                            issues. But we some have of our bunch of lowly informed and losers to grow the damn up because we are going to bomb their evil UN, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ financiers & some of their creepy allies out of our country & over our people once and for all>>>>

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                            • 10 September 2018 09:26, by Pakuai

                              Some low lives like some of our Nuers ’ke nyantoc’, Shilluks & some Equatorians are informed time & time that their evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned arabs, their gulf Arab states financiers, even some of our Abesh (so-called ethiopians) and some of our Bantus in Kenya are projected to come & occupy our country>>>

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                              • 10 September 2018 09:31, by Pakuai

                                But to honest fellows, that is not going to happen under the sun. There will never not be any single evil white Americans, English criminal, an evil juus, a cloned so-called arab of North Sudan, an Abesh (so-called ethiopian), A bantus from Central Kenya, an Arab of Saudi Arabia or any of their gulf Arab states’ criminals. We are here fellows>>>

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    • 10 September 2018 08:37, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Jubaone, I think you have never been to a battlefield after the fighting or never fire a shotgun in the battlefield and that is why you always talk about the war. Big mouth guys like to talk, but when an action arrives they run to Refugee Camps to hide or other countries like you did during the Civil War. Personally, I would never recommend a war to anybody as the key to solve any problem.

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      • 10 September 2018 09:54, by jubaone

        Jienge Defenceless General
        Bullshit! If you even were a simple cook in Katiba Shakoush, you would have been integrated into the jienge army and become a real bush general. Cuz you’re just an impostor, you are not even fit to be a SK security guard. Do you know where Jebel Iraq is, ya MTN?

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      • 10 September 2018 10:25, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Dinka defender general,

        You are a disgrace to the country. You think you have a monopoly of battlefield. Remember no one was born a soldier. Anyone can be a soldier. Your pride in killing innocent citizens with weapons bought by their own resources should not make you think you are about to win war of occupation and evil acts. Other people can come to the aid of innocents.

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        • 10 September 2018 20:23, by Dinka-Defender-General

          jur_likang_a_ likan’g and Jubaone, both of you are like hyenas hanging out in the Lion King territory. JLL, when did I mention what you are talking about? I think you did not read my article before you respond. In addition, why do defense Jubaone’s nonsense argument about supporting NAS? NAS Party and Jubaone are all corrupts and nonsense. I know Iraq, not Jabel. Where is it? Please send me a map.

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          • 10 September 2018 21:25, by jubaone

            Jienge Defenceless General
            Jebel Iraq was the name given to Mt Kulipapa on the Juba-Yei road about 50 miles west of Juba. It was here that hundreds of Iraqi mercenaries were wiped. This was around 2001-2002. What type of useless bush general are you? Hiding in hotels in Kenya or Uganda as "hotel commander" and only waiting for war booty.

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            • 10 September 2018 23:46, by Dinka-Defender-General

              Jubaone, I had never been to Kenya or Uganda in a personal business similar to you. I’m a loyal, patriot South Sudan general, and citizens’ protector here in Juba. I’m not like Thomas Cirillo who took the country money and ran to Ethiopia. I’m not greedy, selfish, self-serving general, but honest and respect. I never turn my back against my
              people (South Sudanese) or hurt them. Just battlefield.

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  • 10 September 2018 09:00, by Eastern

    Further jokes sessions dubbed as IGAD Summit.....IGAD, an organisation formally called IGADD was set up to fight drought that was decimating livestock especially cattle, camel and donkeys - donkeys! This useless body CANNOT ask Bashir nor Museveni what the duo are NOT willing to do..! The reservations of the opposition has been trashed...!

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    • 10 September 2018 09:14, by Games

      You are right, they are only going to gathering for coffee in Addis Ababa, nothings else. South Sudan peace will comes when Western World and AU supported the process.

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  • 10 September 2018 11:55, by Kush Natives

    Slavery minded, what’s the western knows about South Sudan rather than you ya useless? You believe in someone’s house than yours? Shame on you. People like this are disgrace to South Sudan. Remember, you think differently other than being a South Sudanese, we’ll will definitely sale you your master period.

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