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IGAD to ask Security Council to include Sudan, Uganda UN forces deployed in S. Sudan


A woman passes by a peacekeeper inside the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site on 15 February 2016 (UNMISS Photo)
September 17, 2018 (JUBA) - The IGAD leaders will ask the United Nations Security Council to enable Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti and Somali troops to join the Regional Protection Force (RPF) deployed in South Sudan.

The decision was taken during the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held, in Addis Ababa, on 12 September 2018, and made public in a communiqué released on Monday 17 September.

"Resolves that IGAD shall engage the UN Security Council (...) and shall request for a further review of its mandate to allow Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti and Somalia as guarantors, to contribute forces to enhance the protection and security throughout the implementation of the R-ARCSS".

They further decided that the "Chiefs of Staff assess the operational needs and elaborate the necessary tasks of the RPF in light of the current situation on the ground," said the statement.

The IGAD countries among others will be tasked with the protection of the opposition leaders once they return to the country to take part in the transitional government. The matter was considered during the peace talks violence similar to what happened in the South Sudanese capital in July 2016.

In August 2016, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decided in its Resolution 2304 (2016) to deploy additional 4,000 troops to beef up the existing 13,000 UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) force.

But its deployment had been delayed due to a disagreement between Juba and the United Nations over the RPF’s tasks. Also, the UN mission failed to mobilize the needed troops.

Kenya seemingly refused to join the force following the withdrawal of troops in November 2017. President Kenyatta was angered by the sack of a Kenyan general from the command of the UN forces in Juba for his failure to protect civilians in July 2016.

The IGAD leaders also decided that for the time being SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar can "stay in a country of his choice in the region". Sudan on Monday disclosed he is residing in Khartoum.


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  • 18 September 2018 09:24, by Joseph Canada

    How can they ask for Ugandan Soldiers who already have their bloody hands in South?

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  • 18 September 2018 10:10, by Eastern

    Katakatakta....IGAD mlezi wa wanyama wa kijiji yuko tena! IGAD keeps trying by error. Djibouti and Somalia have been chosen to get boots in South Sudan to monitor peace! Ugandan UPDF and Sudanese SAF are already in South Sudan. Is IGAD asking for permission or money and the UN helicopters to facilitate these African forces from VERY POOR African countries..?

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    • 18 September 2018 10:41, by Games

      Sudan army are in Northern Upper Nile and Unity State either training Oppositions fighter or deployed in there in case something could happening in the Borders. In another hand Uganda army are in Equatoria and training Salva Kiir’s militias across the county. So why IGAD requests another additional troops from Sudan and Uganda, while they already had their own shares in the Country?

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      • 19 September 2018 07:23, by Pakuai

        Games, Eastern and Joseph Canada,
        It is a long established fact that Mr. Riek Machar malitias and other rebel groups have been trained, armed & supplied by North Sudan for ages & not since 2014 to date. And not a single South Sudanese is foolish to claim otherwise. The issue day is whether North Sudan will continue doing the same game it has been doing after the ’current peace deal’ that>>>

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        • 19 September 2018 07:29, by Pakuai

          was negotiated in Khartoum? If North Sudan will again continue to do the same game, then that will be fine with us and we will do what we always to do, ’fight their proxies’ with teeth & nails to defend our country & our people. It is just this simple and plain. As for Uganda issue, South Sudan has a ’military agreement with Uganda & DR Congo’ and there was no other person than our Riek Machar>>>

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          • 19 September 2018 07:35, by Pakuai

            who initialed those military agreements with Uganda & DR Congo when he was our vice president before he let he reckless quest for power at all costs carried him away on the 15/12/2013. South Sudan also has military agreements with Rwanda & Egypt and of course. South Sudan can seek military helps from these countries if she damn needs to. North Sudan has a military agreements with Chad>>>

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            • 19 September 2018 07:42, by Pakuai

              and gulf Arab states of Saudi Arabia. And that was why ’Saudi Arabia & other gulf countries’ requested North Sudan, Chad, Nigeria to send their troops to go and fight in Yemen. When Mr. Salva government asked the Uganda army for help after Mr. Riek Machar & Nuers defected the SPLA in 2014. The then Mr. Barack Obama adminstration, the UK & their UN screams at the tops of their evil lungs>>>>

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              • 19 September 2018 07:46, by Pakuai

                to let the Ugandan soldiers out of South Sudan, can’t you fellows see? But when North Sudan, Chad, Nigeria and others send their militaries to Yemen to go and help Saudi Arabia. The US, the UK, their UN and others kept quiet----in fact the US & the UK and some of their allies are the ones arming the gulf Arab states Arabia to bomb the innocent Yemen people>>>

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                • 19 September 2018 07:58, by Pakuai

                  The reasons behind these *double standards and intrigues* Yemen has a government link some power malitia group called "Houthii" and this Houthii group are alleged to a link with ’shite sect’ of Islam in ’Iran & Iraq’. And the gulf Arab states of Saudi Arabia so-called ’Sunni sect’ Islam just don’t want to have any commpeting ’shite sect’ of Islam in Yemen>>>

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                  • 19 September 2018 08:08, by Pakuai

                    the whole *dirty & intriguing game being fought in Yemen* is being indiretcly fought in Syria. Mr. Bashar El Asaad of Syria himself is from an ’Allawite sect’ of Islam and Allawites are considered to be belonging to ’shite sect’ of Islam from Iraq and Iran and the ’Sunni sect’ of Islam from Saudi Arabia & gulf Arab states don’t want a competting ’shite sect’ run government in Syria>>>>

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                    • 19 September 2018 08:16, by Pakuai

                      The same goes to Lebanon, there is a very powerful Malitia group called ’HesbelLa’ with a link to ’shite sect’ of Islam and they are in Syria helping Mr. Bashar El Saad government and of course Mr. Bashar El Asaad government has a staunch ally----Vladmir Putin’s Russia. The gulf Arab state of Qatar & other others wanted to pass ’a natural gas pipe line’ to Europe & through Syria>>>

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                      • 19 September 2018 08:28, by Pakuai

                        some thing that Mr. Bashir El Saad government & his Russians, Iranians and their allies don’t want to happen. Turkey a ’sunni sect’ of Islam went into the mix in Syria because, Turkey fears the ’Kurdish people’ in Syria. In this whole jumble of choas in Middle East and here in Africa, our *US, the UK, France, their UN and their evil juus (so-called israel) attack dog* have alliance themselves

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                        • 19 September 2018 08:58, by Pakuai

                          with gulf Arab states of Saudi Arabia, their cloned arab North Sudan of Mr. Omer Hassan El Bashir, Mr. Abiye mohamed of Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Chad, Mr. Buhari of Nigeria and Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta is playing neutral in these dirty and cheap intrigues. But you know fellows, Kenyan has been *promised a load of money by these monsters* But Kenya will regret that money trust this fellows>>>

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                          • 19 September 2018 09:07, by Pakuai

                            Here in South Sudan, we will never ever allow the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies dirty games & intrigues in our country and our people. Fellows, the evil love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and the>>>

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                            • 19 September 2018 09:13, by Pakuai

                              evils are going to bomb out of our country out of our country once and for all. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. Our country & our people are not part of their damned so-called ANGLO-AMERICA, their evil juus (so-called israelis), Gulf Arab states financiers, El Qada, Muslim brotherhood, ISIS/L, Jesh El Islam, El Nustra, Boko Haram and even our so-called SPLA-IO in opposition>>>

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                              • 19 September 2018 09:26, by Pakuai

                                Fellows, we want a WAR. Who says we want these vermins in our country? Who really want these vermins fellows. Not even one fellows. The owners have taken back their country. We are not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN, their gulf Arab states financiers, their evil juus (so-called iasraelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopia), El Qada, Muslim brotherhood, ISIS/L, Jesh Islam,>>>

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                                • 19 September 2018 09:32, by Pakuai

                                  El Nustra, Boko Haram and even our so-called SPLM/A-IO of Mr. Riek Machar and his bunch fools in our country and over our people. Fellows, watch this space. The evils love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and it must be tackled head on. Fellows, we have have never been of a fan of an evil on earth who thinks that he/she can stand over our necks, never has & will never ever be>

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                                  • 19 September 2018 09:34, by Pakuai

                                    The owners have taken back their country fellows. We are very very RACISTS than white people fellows>>>

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  • 19 September 2018 08:25, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Well, how much are we going to pay these so-called soldiers from Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti, Somali who are going to be deployed in South Sudan plus 4 Vice Presidents, 32 P. Kiir’s governors, and 32 Machar’s governors? In addition, many generals who do not have assignments. In my opinion, we should only accept soldiers from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. No Samali and Sudan.

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    • 19 September 2018 09:29, by Ojok James

      Pakuai are you really born of human flesh your comments always make me so irritated or is just a virus call Pakuai!!!!!!!!. But if you are human being change your style of writing and reasoning.

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      • 19 September 2018 09:37, by Ojok James

        Concerning the involvement of SAF and UPDF of Uganda and Sudan I say hell NO!!! We don’t want them either they are the caused of our suffering.

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      • 19 September 2018 09:44, by Ojok James

        Concerning the involvement of UPDF of Uganda and SAF of Sudan I say hell NO!!!!. They are the viruses that affected our country.

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