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South Sudan, SPLA-IO senior military leaders discuss security arrangements


October 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The South Sudanese army Chief of Staff General Gabriel Jok Riak who is visiting Khartoum nowadays met on Tuesday with the SPLM-IO Chief of Staff Simon Gatwech Dual as a part of the confidence-building process.

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Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the SPLA-IO, talks to the press at a rebel military site in Juba on April 25, 2016 (Photo AFP/Charles Lomodong)

SPLM-IO Deputy Chairperson of the National Committee for Information and Public Relations Manawa Peter Gatkuoth in statements to Sudan Tribune on Wednesday praised the move saying it is a positive step in the right direction.

“This is a positive step in the right direction because such meetings allow the peace partners to address the challenges facings the implementation of the peace agreement, remove misunderstandings and building trust between the two sides,” he said.

He added that the meeting discussed the recent breaches of the ceasefire agreement and reaffirmed their commitment to fully implement the revitalized peace pact. He said they agreed to work together to end the sporadic violations here and there committed by uncontrolled elements.

“We know that there are peace spoilers who reject peace and incite the continuation of the war. We appeal to the government to such people out of the decision-making process because those who encourage war cannot be entrusted to building peace,” he said.

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar directed the army and SPLA-Io fighters to abide by the ceasefire and to stop attacks ahead of the implementation of the security arrangement which will start one month after the signing of the peace agreement.

However, about seven violations have been registered in Yei River State and the Greater Unity region.


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  • 4 October 2018 15:05, by Midit Mitot

    Good move indeed and lock out the peace spoilers, let them hang out and continues with the positive peace that we have been waiting for.

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  • 4 October 2018 15:17, by Midit Mitot

    If you Simon Gatwech and Jok Riak shall implement this peace fully without such a reservations, so, that would be the one of successful history of your life.

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    • 5 October 2018 05:37, by Pakuai

      I am not trying to be controversial here fellows, but honestly speaking, our ’Nuer ke nyantoc’ brothers load of illiterate commanders will as always tell their loads of illiterate idiots to ’award themselves with high ranks’ (muoc rot du gaar) before they come to South Sudan as senior officials. I am not making this one up fellows. It is a plain fact. Our Nuers ke nyantoc brothers have been doing>

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      • 5 October 2018 05:43, by Pakuai

        this all the times they are allowed to back to main stream SPLM/A after they went and serve their foreign masters. Paulino Matip Nhial, Gordon Kong, Riek Machar & others have done done it and I think, they will do the same think again. Here we go! Even when Riek Machar came back to Juba in 2016, he came & recruit some desperate Equatorians & awarded them with high ranks>>>

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        • 5 October 2018 05:52, by Pakuai

          to follow him. How are we going to afford development in South Sudan if our budget would always go to our loads of illiterate commanders who don’t know how read or write? Besides, Khartoum hotels would be another bases for these bunch of illiterate Riek Machar commanders after Adis Ababa’s hotels. If you most of our losers the plain truth that taking their babies to schools is the only way out>>>

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          • 5 October 2018 05:58, by Pakuai

            of this primordial lifestyles, then you may find yourself accused of usual Dinkas/Jaangs arrogant. But the facts are here for everyone to see. Most of our ’Nuer ke nyantoc’ brothers & sisters children and ’Murles’ are the ones out of school now than their peers across South Sudan and this will yet cause another problem in future>>>

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            • 5 October 2018 06:05, by Pakuai

              All these tantrums throwing like little babies and aimless armed rebellions is attributed to lack of education. But when you find the so-called highly educated like Mr. Riek Machar often making decisions that are way below a six grader pupil, then you force to wonder if this behave is lack education or something else! But a South Sudanese, our Nuer ke nyantoc community is & has always been a near>

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              • 5 October 2018 06:13, by Pakuai

                lawless & chaotic community in South Sudan. Our ’Nuers ke nyantoc’ community don’t have the words ’shame & sorry’ in vocabularies. Their ’gat Machar’ will just come to South Sudan & assume his ’vice presidency position’ and flashes out his trademark evil ’gaped-teeth smile’ at South Sudanese people without first of all say sorry to South Sudanese people or even feel a slightest tinge of shame>>>

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                • 5 October 2018 06:19, by Pakuai

                  that his incessant quest for power at all costs had been a snag for South Sudan & South Sudanese people progress since 1991, 2013 and 2016. But all the same, we have another idiot, Mr. Salva Kiir who thinks, he can rule South Sudan like former DR Congo’s Mobuto Seseko. Who used to fire his corrupt & incompetent officials at whim & when they go and make a lot of noises outside his government,>>>

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                  • 5 October 2018 06:26, by Pakuai

                    then he (Mobuto Seseko) rehired them back to keep quiet. Even the US, the UK, their UN & their allies are following these former DR Congo’s (Mobuto Seseko) scripts here in our country. And also their 2007-2008 new democracy experiment, they experimented in Kenya with Mr. Raila Odinga & Mr. Mwai Kibaki and in Zimbabwe with late Morgan Msangarai & Dr. Robert Mugabe>>>

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                    • 5 October 2018 06:33, by Pakuai

                      where even losers (opposition parties) are allowed to share power with the winners (the government). The new democracy that was experimented in ’Kenya & Zimbabwe’ didn’t eventually go & work after all. Raila Odinga later lost the 2013 elections in Kenya and so did late Morgan Msangirai of Zimbabwe. But anyhow, South Sudan is an experiment back battle field for anything>>>

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                      • 5 October 2018 06:37, by Pakuai

                        by external forces since we have foolish politicians and foreign puppets/stooges who know nothing beyond their bellies & their villages and a huge lowly informed South Sudanese population who don’t know that most our politicians like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo & Pagan Amuom are not working in the interests of our country & our people. But they are working for their foreign masters>>

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                        • 5 October 2018 06:45, by Pakuai

                          from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their gulf cloned arabs of North Sudan and their gulf Arab states financiers. And of course, there is no better tool on earth to destroy people than to keep them as stupid & foolish as possible and try to be their leader. As the saying goes, "in the camps of pigs & donkeys, clever donkeys & pigs are the kings">>>

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                          • 5 October 2018 06:52, by Pakuai

                            Gat Machar, Lam Akol and others are our ’clever pigs and donkeys’-----they have their PhDs from England. And they are entitled to be our leaders at all costs, ’we lower pigs & donkeys’. Well, fellows, there are some lower ’pigs & donkeys’ in South Sudan who are more well ahead of foreign puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and others and who just don’t to have anything that>>>

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                            • 5 October 2018 06:56, by Pakuai

                              is connected with their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel), their cloned arab North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers----in others, their so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire. Not again. Our country is not for sale.

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      • 5 October 2018 07:41, by Midit Mitot


        Idiot, if people are talking about peace, they should leave the past and open another new chapter, you are among the peace spoilers Yaaaaaaah Nincompoop.

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  • 5 October 2018 08:00, by Lokamadi


    No need for laboratory confirmation, you are typical evidence that fools still exist in DINKA land, why are you writing nonsense on this platform and more so repeating the same thing

    Please Mr admin, remove this imbecile from this page, koz he is disgrace to the people of south Sudan

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    • 5 October 2018 09:54, by Pakuai

      "No need for laboratory confirmation, you are typical evidence that fools still exist in DINKA land, why are you writing nonsense on this platform and more so repeating the same thing
      Please Mr admin, remove this imbecile from this page, koz he is disgrace to the people of south Sudan"
      What ’laboratory confirmation’ confirmation are you piece of work talking about?>>>

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      • 5 October 2018 10:14, by Pakuai

        We are have been telling you fools that your gulf Arab states are the ones that pay you *losers up-keeps* in the so-called refugees in Northern Uganda, Kenya, so-called Abesh (ethiopia) and even our own Abyei (so-called contested Area) and other Areas? The owners are here fellows, Watch this space.>>>>

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  • 6 October 2018 01:26, by @you

    Dears teams!

    We need to have a peace too in a social media!!
    Am I wrong?
    I want south sudan to become great again!
    Why you are still talking about gatmachar?

    Some of you are still thirsty but let me tell,
    You this yah sabi(friend)
    We already signed the agreement!
    No need to talk nonsense!

    Wala Keif yah Jama?

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