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SSOA parties defend South Sudan peace pact, call on "splinters" to rejoin them


SSOA leaders pose in a collective picture (ST file)
September 16, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) condemned the rejection of the revitalized peace agreement by some groups member of the umbrella and called them to join them to continue the peaceful struggle for the remaining reforms.

On Friday, four groups and Pagan A. Oketch former SPLM secretary general and leader of FDs group which endorsed the deal, issued a statement distancing themselves from the signed peace agreement saying it failed to address the root causes of the five-year conflict and accountability.

The four groups are the National Salvation Front (NAS) of Gen. Thomas C. Swaka, People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) chaired by Hakim Dario, National Democratic Movement (NDM) led by Emanuel Aban and the United Democratic Republic Alliance (UDRA) of Gatwech K. Thich.

In a response to this rejection released on Sunday, the other six groups regretted this statement saying by doing so the four declared a spilt with the SSOA.

"This action from that group has caused splits within their organizations and we know that the majority of them are for peace and are still with SSOA," said the statement signed by Gabriel Chang Changson the alliance chair and leader of the FDP/SSAF, Lam Akol of the NDM, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro of SSNMC, Hussein Abdel Bagi representing the SSPM/A, Bapiny Montuil Wegjang of SSLM/A and Peter Gadet Yak of the SSUM/A.

They further rejected the accusation of betraying the plight of the South Sudanese wondering how the splinters who are "in the comfort of foreign hands" have the audacity to accuse their colleagues of betraying these people.

Some of the SSOA leaders who rejected the deal are residing in the United States. Also, the NAS leader Thomas Sawaka who is visiting nowadays the United States is accused of organizing the meetings with the Diaspora to raise money to prepare for war.

The non-signatories are also accused of seeking the political support of the Troika countries for their position hostile to the revitalized peace agreement.

The six opposition leaders said that no one can get all that he wants at the negotiating table but this revitalized peace deal opened the door to achieving the remaining goals through political struggle.

They further called on the holdout groups to reconsider their position from the deal and to rejoin them stressing on the need for the unity of the opposition groups to achieve the shared objectives.

"We forgive them for all the ugly things they said about us and extend an olive branch to them to come back to the fold of SSOA".

In March 2018, political opposition groups and some armed groups established the SSOA in order to impose their political claims at the negotiating table which was dominated by the agenda of the government and the main armed opposition group SPLM-IO.

The heteroclite coalition, however, remained very fragile during the revitalization process, rifts emerged several times between the groups also several factions split or delegates to the peace process sacked.

The four factions and Pagan Amum reject the revitalized deal mainly because it failed to establish a federal system that protects the tribal borders during the transitional period.

The matter has to be discussed during the transitional period and if no agreement reached, a referendum on the number of states should be held after redefining the tribal border in line with the 1956 maps.

However, the non-signatories say they do not trust the government as they expect some manipulation in the process.


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  • 16 September 2018 23:09, by South South

    "Some of the SSOA leaders who rejected the deal are residing in the United States. Also, the NAS leader Thomas Sawaka who is visiting nowadays the United States is accused of organizing the meetings with the Diaspora to raise money to prepare for war"

    This is very nice.

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  • 16 September 2018 23:43, by Nairobimitot

    Very good For SSOA because that is what you want to continue the war and the suffering of the people. You will be crushed when all the parties from the agreement are in Juba.

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    • 17 September 2018 07:18, by jubaone

      South South, Nairobimitot et al
      Who cares about your selective criticisms of Equatoria-based parties while you leave NDM and UDRA out? It only shows how important Equatorian opinions are and as I have often alluded, without Equatoria, SS is just another shithole.Federalism or Kokora and we talk. Anything less than this is just jienge luakthrash. Case closed. Next.

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      • 17 September 2018 11:39, by South South


        Put your shit words somewhere, we have no time to deal with them.Don’t talk about Eqautoria from now on, talk about Thomas Cirillo only.

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        • 17 September 2018 11:50, by South South


          Sorry, I mean to say, put your hatred somewhere.

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      • 17 September 2018 14:38, by The Rhino


        Its more than clear that if these IO’s at this stage totally surrender and succumb to Kiir’s evil powers while still outside the country,they’ll never get reforms done when they come back to Juba.According to the fake peace,Kiir will be having absolute majority in parliament,suggesting Oppositions will be having little/no chance passing any reform bill.NAS,PDM and few SSOA factions...

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        • 17 September 2018 14:47, by The Rhino


          ...who have rejected the fake Khartoum peace are true champions.They are the only ones who can bring change to South Sudan,b’cos they adhere to their agendas and focus on root causes of conflict in the country.

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    • 17 September 2018 19:33, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Guys, please do not worry about Thomas Cirillo. We will get him. We, the SPLA/M soldiers are not playing this time. Believe me on this one. We are putting action plan right now as we are speaking. Cirillo will regret if he chooses war over the peace. We will crush his army and the Ethiopian government will hold him in Addis Abba as a prisoner #791319. He will be very sorry for choosing the war ove

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      • 18 September 2018 08:05, by jubaone

        Jienge Defenceless General
        The only thing you can do is bribe the Habesha to get Gen Cirillo. First, there’s no extradition agreements between Ethiopia and SS on forcefully repatriating anyone who objects to this peace. That is jienge scum and dirty loser talk. Accept federalism first. Case closed. Next

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  • 17 September 2018 02:29, by One people

    of course. Gay asses like Eastern, the Rhino & jubaon
    the fuelers of tribalism and hatrd in our country are one of them SSudaneses killers that leaves in United states of America. If I were President Salva Kiir I will make sure that anyone who is holding foreigners passport and preaching hate speech and tribalism talke among SSudaneses people,that person should be denied entry to SS land>>

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    • 17 September 2018 02:44, by Pakuai

      South South, Nairobimitot and others,
      You are sleeping brothers. The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies do not want peace in South Sudan trust this. South Sudan is ’a targeted battle field’ where a ’global hegemony for control’ is to be fought in. Just like they had done it done in DR Congo, Mozambibque, Angola, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile etc during their then so-called>>>

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      • 17 September 2018 02:51, by Pakuai

        COLD WAR. And again, they are at it today in DR Congo, Central Africa Rebublic (CAR), Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine in Eastern Europe. Do you fellows remember when the greatest charlatan of all times, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama with his then bunch of evil juus (so-called israelis) called our country their "natitional security and foreign policy interest"?>>>>

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        • 17 September 2018 02:56, by Pakuai

          The whole game was to geo-politically football or chess game play our country & our people just like I had mentioned on the posts above simply to fight the present of Chinese companies out our country by proxy----that is by using some of their sellouts, puppets/stooges & thieves like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Riek Machar, Thomas Cirillo & others and used some of their lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks>>>

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          • 17 September 2018 03:03, by Pakuai

            and some of their lowly Equatorians as their pawns or foot soldiers to ’drive home’ their ’regime change business’ of Mr. Salva Kiir and his allies government. And be replaced with their puppets/stooges, thieves & traitors like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Rebecca Nyandeng, her son, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe and others fellows. And then those foreign puppets/stooges>>>

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            • 17 September 2018 03:10, by Pakuai

              theives & traitors would go and be micro-managed in Washington, Wall Street, London, Paris, Brussels, Dubai, virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Switerslands and their other shady countries in which the foreign puppets/stooges, thieves & their traitors with foreign masters go and bank their loots in. And since their regime change of Mr. Salva Kiir government & his allies isn’t going to plan>>

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              • 17 September 2018 03:14, by Pakuai

                as they has hoped for. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their allies in between have resorted to what they always to best, ’blackmail’ the current government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people to accomodate their puppets/stooges, thieves & traitors like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Riek Machar, Lam Akol and others into power sharing agreement>>>>

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                • 17 September 2018 03:20, by Pakuai

                  Something that shouldn’t has happens, but since the government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people want peace in their country & among their people. They gave in to ’US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between ’blackmails’ & now the foreign puppets/stooges, thieves & traitors are going to share power with Mr. Salva Kiir government. But this is not the intended>

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                  • 17 September 2018 03:25, by Pakuai

                    result the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus and some of their allies in between are exactly after in our country & our over our people-----they want our country to be clony, their over sea’s ’protectorate and our people’ to be their over sea’s subjects or slaves. Something that is not going to happen under the sun. The evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus>>>>>

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                    • 17 September 2018 03:31, by Pakuai

                      (so-called israelis) are like Arabs, they believe through their eyes. However they have been plainly warned that their love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and that they are going to be destroyed. They will never listen, they just their South Sudan & their South Sudanese people in ’devilish wings pact’. The reasons as to why our negotiations were kept away from>>>>

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                      • 17 September 2018 03:38, by Pakuai

                        the South Sudanese people but in the foreign hotels, bars & brothels was simply for the *US, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies in between to negotiate themselves and make a deal with the current Salva Kiir government in foriegn capitals* because if the negotiation were to be done here in South Sudan and in front of the South Sudanese people>>>

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                        • 17 September 2018 03:44, by Pakuai

                          then the ’whole lie beneath’ Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Adwok Nyabe and their allies with foreign masters from the US, the UK, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creepy allies in between would ’utterly exposed’ and their intended *evil projectin our country and over our people would have*>>>

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        • 17 September 2018 03:00, by One people


          please stop there.. no one wants to read same book all the time, please stop it. If you want you can go to studio and make your comments as a song so that way it will stay for good.Thank you!

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          • 17 September 2018 09:27, by Pakuai

            One people,
            I am the one of those who will bomb your *mighty US, English people, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantus here in our own Africa, Northern Nigeririans and of their their creepy allies in between out of our country once and for all*>>>

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            • 17 September 2018 09:35, by Pakuai

              We are going to occupy Kenya and kill all the evil juus (so-called israelis), English people, Indians and some of their creepy allies in between, and not ’Tanzania, the whole of ’Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwea and Namabia’. We are going to bomb *Nigeria, Northern Nigeiria, Central Africa Republic (CAR), the whole of North Sudan, parts of Abesh>>>

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              • 17 September 2018 09:43, by Pakuai

                part of the (so-called ethiopia), Djibouti, El Qada, ISIS/L, Muslim Brotherhood, Jesh El Islam, El Nustra, Boko Haram, El Shabab and even our ’so-called SPLM/A-IO’ of Mr. Riek Machar and his foolish allies fellows are going to be bomded out of our counry once and over our people once and for all>>>

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                • 17 September 2018 09:50, by Pakuai

                  We are here fellows. We are not equal with the evil juus (so-called israelis), English pepole, our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, gulf Arabs of North Sudan, their so-called Abesh (ethiopia), Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria. The Onwers are here fellows. WAR is here fellows. We are very RACISTS & full of RICISM>>>

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                  • 17 September 2018 09:58, by Pakuai

                    We don’t like *gays, lesbians, Juus (so-called israelis), English people, their evil juus, their evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers, some Bantus in Kenya, Northern Nigerians & their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between out of our country>>>

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                    • 17 September 2018 10:00, by Pakuai

                      once and for all. The owners are here fellows>>>

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    • 17 September 2018 02:49, by One people

      Pagan Amum doesn’t want to come back to SSudan again because he leave a happy life in U.S with money that he had stolen from SSudanese and plus he knows that all SSudanese people are looking at him as a thief who stole their money.Thomas Cirilo. thomas Cirilo is a young kid that who is struggling to become a politician, and plus he know there are some soldiers in the SPLA are waiting for him>>

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      • 17 September 2018 02:54, by One people

        to return so they can f**k him up in the ass for the money that he had stolen from their account

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      • 17 September 2018 07:32, by jubaone

        South South
        You jienge must be the last scoundrel to point an accusing finger against Gen Cirillo for stealing money. Theft, killings, fornication, rape are jienge attributes. Fine Bari People or Karo are too civilized and don’t such. We must show a difference between cultured people and savages. Otherwise, it’d be one worthless mess.

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        • 17 September 2018 07:59, by jubaone

          South South
          Sorry not meant for you, but for One People.

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    • 17 September 2018 07:25, by jubaone

      One People
      I know how passionately you are on "gay matters". It’s not surprising as a young man who spent much of your f**king life in a luak with other young men, you could only express your uncontrollable sex drive sodomizing each other. This why you turn into creepy rapists like bush chimps. The next will be sleeping with goats and sheep. Grrrh! I don’t eat jienge goats for this reason.

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      • 17 September 2018 21:43, by One people


        it is very good that you don’t eat jienge goats. I’m advising you not to eat jienge goats because our Cow and our jienge Goats Vagina looks like your leader Thomas Cirilo mouth anyways. Good advice right?

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    • 17 September 2018 08:59, by Jongo

      1 PEOPLE
      This is really unfair what about those who destroyed the whole region of upper Nile & part of Barghazal & immigrate or displaced all so call jenge to Equatoria land, we welcomed them as bra/sis fellow those people to day are heroes but the Equatorian are betrayers. Now if you could look closely where are you residing right now? be careful for what you wish for JENGE ARIAN

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      • 17 September 2018 13:33, by The Rhino

        One people,

        Given the way you talk,you must have undoubtedly as a child been heavily molested by some of your naked jienges in your cattle camps.Learn how to articulate yourself,you f**king bast**d.Its no secret that you damned jienges practice incest fornications within your families only to multiply like flies...e.g a son takes his father’s wife and vice versa.Sometimes herd of relatives join..

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        • 17 September 2018 13:35, by The Rhino

          One people,

          ...in for an orgy and sodomy is no exception.You people have no moral standards whatsoever,..disgusting.

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          • 17 September 2018 22:08, by One people

            The Rhino ya aryan Bari Karo inta

            people like you are the people we don’t want in South Sudan land anyways. Why are you so angry or mad like I was talking to you? Please don’t show your asshole before Thomas Cirilo. We all now your leader Thomas Cirilo is gay and we know the soldier that who f**k his asshole before. Gay ass soldier Thomas Cirilo want to be politician. Hahahahahahahaha

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  • 17 September 2018 06:58, by aborigin

    Last week i voiced my concerns by repeatedly saying, anyone rejecting the KPA is making a very big political blunder, now it is unfolding because most of the reasons the few are putting claims to rejecting the agreement not because they don’t want peace BUT wants to make themselves relevant... any changes they need can be effected when they r within the pact, it is not too late we are all one peop

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    • 17 September 2018 07:07, by aborigin

      People and we should forge ahead with peaceful negotiation and bring people together, Junubin are tired of wars and they need peace, i am in Juba and had witnessed good and bad things happening here, anyone campaigning for war, you shall feel the wrath if you are staying far away from SS it will touch your family/relatives. Lets stop negative campaigns but preach peaceful coexistence

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  • 17 September 2018 07:25, by Eastern

    The fallacy of thinking Kiir, Museveni and Basir can be changed from WITHIN is glaring at those who think anything other than what has be signed can be implemented. Michael Makuei wears a broad smile these days after having bagged Lam Akol, Peter Gadet, et al......

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    • 17 September 2018 08:57, by jubaone

      Thank you. It´s only prudent and logical to think that NOTHING will ever change in SS. Bashir has been in power for 29yrs, M7 for 32yrs. Infront and behind us are both these long term "short-legged dictators". It is tempting that the Kiirminal will do suit. Lam Akol, Peter Gatdet will all end up in Juba afterall Malakal and Bentiu are now ghost towns.

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    • 17 September 2018 11:49, by South South

      jubaone and Eastern,

      jubaone, please leave Eastern alone, this guy has big problem. He is a master of English language who wants to correct Dinka, but he struggles to write good English.
      "ghost towns, Malakal and Bentu", it was Nuer and Shulluk who destroyed this two towns. Have you thought about this if Karo people wage war? Some towns will be reduced to "TUKULs" in Karo land.

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      • 17 September 2018 12:44, by Jongo

        South South
        From your writings I’m assuming you to be a female let me harmonize you ugly lady!! Kodual/Chibac Nayni yeen coor ngo ? yeen coor chool apiat is this what you are looking for you get Now who f**ks who you idiot stop messing up with your masters in Juba you little slut whore come meet me in Nasetou tonight

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      • 17 September 2018 22:38, by Eastern

        South South,

        Even if the dinka man/woman has Ph.D (presumably undertaken in the English language), they will struggle with the English language...Now what’s your point?

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  • 18 September 2018 16:28, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    I doubt if these folks can represent our nation just by the look!

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