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South Sudan’s Kiir says he talked with Machar to end recent clashes in Yei

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Kiir (R) speaks with Machar during the signing ceremony of the revitalized peace agreement on 12 September 2018 (UNMISS Photo)
September 17, 2018 (JUAB) - President Salva Kiir Monday said he personally spoke with SPLM-IO Riek Machar and asked him to order his troops to stop the fighting in Yei River State and to commit himself to the signed peace agreement.

Hours after signing of the revised peace agreement in Addis Ababa, the SPLM-IO accused the government forces of attacking their position in several areas of the troubled Yei River State not far from the Ugandan border.

In response to the resumption of the fighting, the ceasefire monitoring body CTSAMM launched an investigation to the claim as several international and regional circles had the impression of the déjà-vu situation.

President Salva Kiir who repeatedly voiced his commitment to an agreement he "voluntarily" signed on Monday discoed to cease these clashes immediately, adding that his army had been attacked by the SPLM-IO fighters.

"It was my initiative to call him and ask him why he is still fighting us when we have signed the agreement. So I told him, ’What is this? Is it the acquisition of more territories? We have signed the agreement. I don’t want us to go back to war again," Kiir said.

The president who was speaking at a memorial service in Juba for the victims of a plane crash in Yirol on 9 September added he asked him to order his fighters on Yei to stop attacking the government forces again.

The SPLA Spokesperson Lul Ruai Koang on Sunday issued a statement saying their forces had come under unprovoked attacks on two positions Kupera County and in Sokare, Kajo-Keji County of Yei River State.

Further, he accused the SPLA-IO fighters of attacking their position in Southern Liech State where they captured Mirmir Junction which connects Leer with Bentiu.

Maj. Gen. Lual further said that the SPLM-IO "Wanted to recapture more territories which they would use as assembly areas and cantonment sites" and to draw the attention of the Commander of Africom Force when they learnt he would visit Juba on 17 September, as he said

President Kiir who accompanied by First Vice President Taban Deng Gai reiterated his commitment to the revitalized peace agreement stressing that the suffering of the affected people "provided the primary motivation" for his government to end the five-year war.

"I want to appeal to all of you to accept and embrace this peace and (forgive) your brothers and sisters from the opposition side so that we close the dark chapter on the wall by forgiving each other," he said.

The CTSAMM didn’t yet disclose the outcome of its findings on the ground.

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  • 18 September 07:25, by Jongo

    I’m urging all the people of Equatoria region (Center,East & West)to cry gun & go fight one last dirty fight those empty dirty mouth so call jenge/nuer or whatever found without teeth is a legal object to be kill use all means of killing isolate,disseminate,don’t talk,buy, rent or whatever necessary to/from those ugly jenge & for them to start running to their dirty luaks or face the worse ahead

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    • 18 September 09:44, by South South

      Jongo,

      "I’m urging all the people of Equatoria region (Center,East & West)to cry gun & go fight one last dirty fight those empty dirty mouth so call jenge/nuer"

      We say carry guns, not "cry gun", monkey.

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      • 18 September 14:32, by Jongo

        South south detecting small thing I really don’t care cry or carry the important thing is grew teeth before you open your dirty mouth understand that we hate you to the death go back to luaks & leave us alone you sons of a whore that’s the language you want little pig

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        • 18 September 14:51, by South South

          Jongo,

          It is not only cry you use instead of carry. Here is another one: "object to be kill". In English we say: object to be killed"., moron with learning disability.

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  • 18 September 07:42, by Eastern

    The Khartoum peace jokes is making even monkeys to begin firing bullets.....!

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    • 18 September 07:57, by jubaone

      Eastern, Jongo
      The kiirminal is just trying to deflect attention from his unruly and undisciplined nyors who nearly killed a UNMISS soldier. He can’t now pretend to be the smart and innocent man. He must first acknowledge that he has no control over his armed gelweng and nyor

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    • 18 September 09:50, by South South

      Eastern,

      Peace has been signed in South Sudan, done. If you want to start new war in Karo land, then go to the bush. In war, there are no grey areas between, we have white and black only, meaning you kill or you will be killed, and when we talk about war, we talk about killing people and breaking things to win the war. Just monkey it up, but your people will taste it.

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      • 19 September 02:16, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        South South,

        You are just an idiot. If you think killing innocents in their places of birth is a source of joy to you. In fact one wonders what sort of human being are you! Your level of cruelty, primitivity and foolishness is beyond comprehension. How can one country exist in such a situation? Definitely you will never win this evil war of domination and occupation of other people’s lands.

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        • 19 September 03:10, by South South

          jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

          You were sleeping. There is no killing in my writings, please read my comments again and show where I mentioned killing.

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  • 18 September 08:07, by Games

    Jubaone
    Salva Kiir is naturally born with unthinkable brain. Looks at the whole suitations after that fake peace in Khartoum was signed. It were Salva Kiir’s militiamen have been attaching the Oppositions positions fighters, even the body monitoring of ceasefires hostilities found the facts on the ground.

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    • 18 September 17:12, by jubaone

      Games,
      The kiirminal is one of the least educated presidents in Africa. He is just ahead of fmr SA president Zuma. Both are nuts. Just check in your video link of the 10 least educated African presidents. There isnt much to expect from him.

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  • 18 September 08:18, by Games

    Continue----Salva Kiir was quickly jump on the phone conversation with Machar, purely to defuse the international condemnation on his forces and make it sounds, it was Machar’s fighters are violating the peace.. However, Salva Kiir is internationally well-known of voilenting the what he usually has signed,which is well advantage to the Oppositions side

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    • 18 September 10:46, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      Jongo, do not be a peace monger. Why do you want Equatorians to take up arms and fight? Fight against who? Peace has been signed and war must stop. Our people have suffered enough.

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      • 18 September 17:16, by jubaone

        Kwacha
        This is the most stupid question. Cuz we were peaceful, hoardes of jienge and nyagat bandits have flooded our states. The war is good, cuz it has significantly stopped the free movement of these MTNs. They could otherwise be everywhere. Today, any jienge must think twice when boarding a car through our roads. They are "forbidden goods"

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    • 18 September 10:47, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      Jongo, do not be a peace monger. Why do you want Equatorians to take up arms and fight? Fight against who? Peace has been signed and war must stop. Our people have suffered enough.

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  • 18 September 09:43, by Joseph Canada

    “ It was my initiative to call him” Kiir is not even ready to call Dr. Riek by his name. This is the sign that this peace will not last. There’s a lot of hatred inside this man.

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    • 18 September 09:53, by South South

      Joseph Canada,

      Go to the bush you a little monkey or shut up.

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      • 18 September 17:21, by jubaone

        South South
        I thought I saw someone like a jienge around Kajokeji climbing a mango tree. I tried to see, if there were any tail at the rear end, but none. Truly, no monkey could be such big, perhaps a gorilla? But gorillas dont climb trees? It turned out to be aryan jienge! Wow

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        • 18 September 17:35, by South South

          jubaone,

          You are not included, leave me with these mentally retarded people like Eastern, Jongo and Joseph Canada. These 3 monkeys are not smart enough to clear any point they want to make. Leave them for me. They can monkey it up somewhere, but when it comes to South Sudan, we know how to teach lessons.

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          • 18 September 17:55, by Eastern

            South South,

            Typical of jenge....Can you even manage a quarter of me if I were able to split up myself. A jenge is jenge and that’s the reason the country is in flames and will continue to be. What happened in Upper Nile is akeen to telling me see what Dinka and Nuer have been for time immemorial. The last version of the Khartoum peace jokes last century with the Wunlit Peace jokes in 1999......

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            • 18 September 18:05, by South South

              Eastern,

              Is it "split up myself" or split myself up, mentally retarded with learning disability. Real peace is on the ground in South Sudan. You can run after monkeys as you want, but stay away from South Sudan. Go to the bush or shut up, let me borrow from Riak’s supporters.

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              • 18 September 21:18, by Eastern

                South South,

                That’s another headache you have to nurse along with the learned and learnt; next question...?

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          • 18 September 20:44, by jubaone

            South South
            I have a moral obligation to defend Eastern, Jongo, Rhino, Lino and all Equatorians as well as a few dedicated Nuers from jienge onslaught. Your divisive attitude, favoring one Equatorian or Nuer over the other like you´ve done with nyagats in unacceptable and wholeheartedly rejected. I distingusih between Nuer (Naath) and nyagats (wieu, Food lovers). We´re yet at war.

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            • 18 September 21:39, by Eastern

              jubaone,

              I have been a lone headache to this dinka faggot for as long as he can remember. I appreciate your helping hand but that doesn’t mean I am on my knees. This faggot one time claimed I was in Canada and later in the US and the imp went on to claim that I was what I am not...! I am in Juba working for a Western Donor organisation..!

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          • 19 September 09:52, by Joseph Canada

            I don’t hav no time to respond to this idiot called South.

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  • 18 September 11:13, by aborigin

    I am urging the few who can afford an internet to talk or comment on constructive and peaceful issues not inciting people on one another, many of you doing this have not yet seen the suffering of their families/relatives and maybe they are seeking help from you now and you are turning them down, why can’t you allow them to have this peace. Lets refrain from this incitement.

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  • 18 September 16:03, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Ohoo My people who bewitch you to hate yourself like this? Is it Poverty, Position greedy, tribalism, selfishness, love of money, We should respect ourselves irrespective of all these mess. Resect for equal worth, dignity and freedom of the individual rights and liberty, when I read your messages is a total cannibalism, I wonder if u find your bro or sis in critical situation, if u can lent a hand

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    • 18 September 20:50, by jubaone

      Don Don Malith,
      If you are alluding to us Equatorians, then you ain´t seen anything yet. Only when we set Juba and entire Equatoria in real "flames" and without mercy hunt jienges down, will you experience peace. We let everyone come to us, the result is raping our women, killing our youth and taking our lands. Now Gen Cirillo should hand over NAS to me. Jienges MUST bow to us b4 we compromise.

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      • 20 September 15:47, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Jubaone1-Let the law take it cause to deal with these outlawry accordingly instead of preaching hatred messages amongst all the folks including those who do not even know what Juba city look like, leave a lone having a heart to live in it. After all rapping and killing are crime against humanity and those folks could be facing sentencing if we have a genuine law and order in place

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  • 18 September 20:57, by One people

    Some IOs think that they’re smart even more then their leader Riek Machar. Some Generals in the bush there think that they can attack government position without an order from there leader Riek.. Here is how they do it; first" they take a mission to IG position to attack, but first before they start shooting, they send one of them to the media to be ready to speak lies, because they do know when>

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    • 18 September 21:29, by One people

      they start shooting at IG, they know IG will pursued them them all the way to their position, so when IG do so, then the person who they send to the media can start talking by saying that IG attacked their position and they would like CTSAMM and UNMISS to investigate it, so that way Riek Machar and IGAD AU EU UN CTSAMM and more can think that IOs are following the rules of ceasefire, but not IG

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