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UN envoy urges Security Council to endorse deployment of IGAD forces in South Sudan

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September 18, 2018 (NEW YORK) - The outgoing United Nations Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Tuesday has supported the deployment of IGAD forces in South Sudan within the UN peacekeeping force saying only the region can fill the remaining security gaps in the deal.

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Nicholas Haysom, head of UN mission in Afghanistan speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on December 2016 (UN Photo)

Nicholas Haysom, who is appointed UN special envoy for Somalia from the next October, strongly supported the revitalized agreement which was signed in Addis Ababa on 12 September by the South Sudanese protagonists.

Also, during a briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan, he pointed out that there is a number of gaps and unfinished issues but stressed that the deal still can be an effective platform for peace " if the parties demonstrate the political will to implement it".

He asserted that what is important is the enforceability of the security arrangements and particularly the forces unification process which needs a special attention.

"Important details are lacking and the parties may have a different understanding on how the unification of forces will take place," he said.

To better give an idea about the situation he said there is no agreement on the number of cantonment sites, where it will be established or who will be responsible for sustaining them.

"This is notwithstanding that today marks "D-Day plus 6", Cantonment is contemplated to be completed by "D-Day plus 30"," he added.

The South African diplomat who has a long international career in the conflict resolutions, reconciliations and democratic reforms processes stressed that what is missing here to ensure the enforceability of the agreement is that there is no penalty or other consequences on the violators of the ceasefire agreement.

"Here we believe that the region must demonstrate a commitment to make the agreement work including by confronting spoilers even if it is the government of South Sudan," he said.

So, the deployment of IGAD forces from Sudan and Uganda and later on from Djibouti and Somalia was perceived as a treatment of the security gap in the peace agreement, he explained.

" In the last days, a proposal to have Sudan and Uganda fill this gap transformed into a proposal to have Uganda, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia incorporated into the UNMISS Regional Protection Force (RPF)," Hansom told the Security Council.

He underscored that only the 15-member body can decide on the size and composition of the international peacekeeping forces.

Before to add that "Such an engagement would allow this council to engage on the security architecture including the provision of specialist VIP personnel as well as the geography of disengagement which would provide a more conducive environment for a peacekeeping intervention".

In his intervention, the special envoy pointed to the scepticism of the Troika countries which support the peace process say "they have shown no appetite to fund this process unless there is a clear provision to ensure transparency and propriety in financial transactions including accountability for past misappropriations of public funds"

He also said the international community must acknowledge the role of the Sudan "supported by Uganda" and its efforts en achieve this deal.

South Sudanese Ambassador Akuei Bona Malwal said his government is aware of the difficulties facing the implementation of the agreement.

However, he called for the international support to the stressed that its concerns "should not be allowed to undermine the Agreement itself or its implementation".

"We would like to appeal to the international community to (...) signal signs of encouragement and support to the political leadership as they embark on the difficult task of implementing the peace and reuniting the communities in South Sudan," said Malwal.

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  • 19 September 09:49, by Pakuai

    "UN envoy urges Security Council to endorse deployment of IGAD forces in South Sudan"
    There we go! This *Mr. Hysom piece of trash* was in then *South Africa apatheid governement* and again this monster is being used by our enemies to come & be lecturing our people & our country about their so-called *peacekeeping*?!!!

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    • 19 September 10:08, by Pakuai

      to *come and protect their South Sudanese wretches* from ’killing themselves to death’. Good luck to our enemies, if the government of South Sudan *ever ever again* dare try to welcome any of those criminals into our country and onto our people* in the name of their so-called *peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, donations and their so-called human rights business scams*. Then the criminals>>>

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      • 19 September 10:14, by Pakuai

        who brought these evils into our country & our people again would killed destroyed with their so-called *white Americans, English people, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their so-called ethiopians (Abeshas), Some Bantus in Central Kenya & Laikipia, South Africa, Djibouti, called evil juus (israelis), Boko Haram, and some of their allies in between that we don’t in our country & over our people>

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        • 19 September 10:21, by Pakuai

          Fellows, we have warned some of our low lives. We are not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA. The Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan have taken back their country fellows. I am the one who helps bomb the mighty US out of our country and our people. We want a WAR my informed South Sudanese lowly idiots. Be very careful fellows. The owners are here.

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          • 19 September 10:30, by Pakuai

            This *Nikolas Haysom* piece of trash is not as any different then South Africa fool, Mr. Thambo Mbeki, former South Africa, Thambo Mbeki was brought here to the Sudan, North Sudan to be precise. By the evil corporate American, the UK, their UN, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between to come and be their so-called *representative of their cheap & dirty project* in North Sudan>>>>

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            • 19 September 10:46, by Pakuai

              with their then so-called *high level panel forum* (HLPF) in their so-called *two areas; Southern Khordufan, Southern Blue Nile* and even our ’Abyei’ of Ngok Dinka country. Fellows, there will be no *mighty US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (their so-called israelis) and some of their creepy allies out of our country and people, once & for all*>>>>

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              • 19 September 10:53, by Pakuai

                We want are back and we are going to bomb our enemies to *near exctintion* out of our country & out of Africa once and for all. We may have some problems with ’Germans in Namibia’. But this is going to be the case. Because we are going to destroy the vermins out of South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabawe, Mozambique, Tanzania to some small extent, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Djibouti, North Sudan>>>

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                • 19 September 10:59, by Pakuai

                  Libya, central Africa republic (CAR), DR Congo, and even out of Uganda if you fools are not very careful, Northen Nigeria and other countries that we ’don’t consider anyone’. The owners are here fellows. The reasons as to why we are not going to bomb the mighty US in the US is because of African-Americans and some of other countries we respect>>>

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                  • 19 September 11:01, by Pakuai

                    is because we respect African-American babies. We respect them. Game is over fellows.

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