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IGAD threatens to label non-signatories as spoilers of peace


The 66th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers in Addis Ababa's on 16 Nov 2018. South Sudan and Somalia peace processes are on the agenda. (Photo IGAD)

November 16, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) - The IGAD Council of Ministers threatened to label as peace "spoilers" the opposition groups that refused to sign the revitalized agreement.

The decision was taken in a meeting held in Addis Ababa on Saturday 16 November with the participation of the IGAD foreign ministers.

The Council "directs the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan to reach out to the South Sudanese stakeholders and any warring groups who are not signatories to the R-ARCSS to join in its implementation; Otherwise, they shall be labelled spoilers of the peace process," says a statement released after the end of the meeting.

It is not clear if the move would be limited to exclude the holdout groups from the post-conflict reconstruction efforts or will further impose sanctions on its leaders.

The non-signatory groups concerned by the call 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 and South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) of Vakindi L. Unvu.

In a meeting held on 30 September 2018, the holdout groups elected Thomas Cirilo Sawaka as a leader of their faction of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) and asserted they "will continue to work hard to attain a genuine, sustainable and lasting peace for the people of South Sudan and to establish the rule of law and justice in our country".

The SSOA Sawaka calls for a genuine federal system in South Sudan and also says they want to limit the meddling of Sudan and Uganda in the implementation process as they are seen as allies of President Salva Kiir.

However, the holdout groups did not make public concrete proposals to add to the revitalized agreement. Only the PDM of Hakim Dario released a number of proposals to promote its initial call for a three-province federal system.

The IGAD and the international community fear that the existence of rebel-held pockets in the country will obstruct the implementation of the security arrangement in the country.

Also, the absence of regional and international initiatives to bring them to sign the peace deal would encourage the government and the other signatories to carry out attacks on the rebel-held areas and lead t the continuation of violence in the country.

The opening session of the meeting was attended by representatives of the UN chief, the European Union, the IGAD Partners Forum, the Troika and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

The meeting urged the IGAD Secretariat and the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan to ensure that all the remaining implementation mechanisms and institutions are set up as soon as possible.

It also requested the South Sudanese government to allocate more resources for the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.


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  • 17 November 2018 08:35, by Eastern

    Let Museveni and Bashir go ahead and do the lebelling...!It is childish to hide behind IGAD, an already partial body in resolution of the SPLM cum-national crises. Museveni and Bashir should send their armies to South Sudan to protect their UNREGULATED SUPERMARKET. The common South Sudanese is in the PoC and the refugee camps unable to earn money..!

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    • 17 November 2018 09:04, by South South

      Don’t talk like a child. You haven’t seen anything yet. IGAD will arrest them and send them to Juba unless they choose to stay with monkeys for the rest of their life. IGAD is not Kampala and Khartoum alone, it’s a regional body known by the world and nothing can go ahead in IGAD areas unless it is accepted by IGAD.

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      • 17 November 2018 09:29, by Eastern

        South South,

        The tribal regime cannot hide behind IGAD for long...Museveni will not be the president of Uganda for life nor will Al Bashir. The fallacy of achieving peace and stability through failed between July 2016 and September 2018. Dr. Machar was isolated in distant S. Africa leaving the war raging in S. Sudan...

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      • 17 November 2018 10:24, by jubaone

        South South
        Threaten a jienge he’ll run 🏃 for his life, entice him with food crumbs, he’ll come crawling and kiss 💋 your feet. Let IGAD arrest them, it wont change the situation on the ground and the war must continue till real peace is attained. We are not Ugandas, Habbesha nor Kenyans that coil in their tails when threatened. No. Die for an idea that will live than live for an idea that will d

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        • 17 November 2018 10:29, by Eastern


          This jenge wants to play the argumentum ad hominem which is very poor at. Some of us are masters of sophistry. The issues at hand require sobber yet genuine arguments not diversions. PEOPLE-CENTRIC pact or we continue in delusion and war.

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          • 17 November 2018 15:12, by The Rhino


            This drought organization IGAD has turned into a mafia cesspool.Its a rotten organization which can’t solve any problem in east Africa.First they conspired against Riak Machar,threw him into jail in South Africa,now these same people look for the next target,pathetic!They’re responsible for the deaths of many South Sudanese.Museveni will die soon then Kiir will be dealt with accordingly.

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        • 17 November 2018 10:47, by South South


          Shut up and follow us. Who do you have on the ground to fight for you? Monkeys? Maybe.

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          • 17 November 2018 15:36, by jubaone

            South South
            The blind jienge wants to lead, but can’t see, he wants to develop but doesn’t have the brains and skills to uplift himself. What a tragedy. He wants to greedily bite and chew, but has no teeth. Only if he knew his limits, that would save us so much inconveniences. But fools also are allowed to dream and slumber 😁

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        • 17 November 2018 15:02, by The Rhino


          Bravo! I totally agree with your sentences.The first two fit perfectly, makes me wonder if jienges are not really cockroaches!For IGAD part,its just a useless company.

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        • 17 November 2018 16:20, by South South


          You are really struggling with facts. Since 1983-2005, fake Arabs were raping Bari men in the middle of the day in Juba. What did they do to show that they are not like Ugandan or Habbesha or Kenyan? Nothing, they tucked their tails for 22 years and fake Arabs were doing one more thing after another until we came to Juba in 2005. You are telling us now that they will die for an idea.

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  • 17 November 2018 09:32, by Eastern

    Don’t spoil my appetite as I head out to Suk Libya for my popular mula kombo..!

    You now know why Kenya is not immersed head and toes in the Kampala-Juba-Khartoum tomfoolery. Be afraid..!

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  • 17 November 2018 09:39, by Joseph Canada

    They can do all the labelling they want but they won’t change the struggle for truth. We have already seen the planned agenda of the two tribes to Join hands and anihilate other minorities. And occupy land in Yei Nimule,Kaya, Kajo-Keji and other places. Try and you will see.

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    • 17 November 2018 09:47, by Games

      Joseph Canada
      The problems right now are Al-Bashir and M7. Sudan has had forces in Unity State oilfields, while M7 has forces across the all three Equatoria regions.

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  • 17 November 2018 09:42, by Games

    This is a big mistake from IGAD.. You can’t label a someone who is fighting for injustice and freedom as a negative force. Thomas Cirillo and his groups have not murdered any civilians, destroying their properties and rapping them,

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  • 17 November 2018 09:52, by Eastern

    Bulldozed by Museveni and Al Bashir,

    IGAD was forced to as UN Security Council to foot the bills of these shithole countries.


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  • 17 November 2018 12:13, by Kush Natives

    Negative forces will 🏃, but will not hide from the fact. Let monkey not play with the IGAD! Peace will set them free. All cowardice who’re supporting NAS just monkeys. Thomas C must recalled 1992. He surrendered to us with less than 20 men from that region. Where were Eastern and jubaone? Bunch of thugs!

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    • 17 November 2018 15:27, by The Rhino

      Bush Natives,One people,

      I suggest both of you jienge faggots move back to your cattle camps,stripped naked and continue there your sodomy.We civilized people don’t care what you savages do to yourselves or other animals.Get the hell out of the public.

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    • 17 November 2018 15:53, by jubaone

      Bush Natives
      The ordinary and "everlasting savages". Fools only use brute force and muscles cuz they have little or can’t think well. Fighting alone hasn’t brought food to your tables nor has it transformed your shithole luaks to habitable areas. Lazy jienge youth find comfort in refugee camps or idle in Equatoria, Uganda or Kenya and want to be fed like babies. No @#JGH

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      • 17 November 2018 22:26, by Kush Natives


        Lol..... All you and alike ?egative forces.

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  • 17 November 2018 15:05, by One people

    That is a very great chat IGAD ever said to label those terrorist (NAS) of Thomas Cirilo and (PDM) of Hakim Dario as a peace spoilers.Those two kids deserve to be labeled immediately.. Also I want (SSPDF) to promote president Salva Kiir Mayardit to the rank of Mushir or to give him one more stare for the great jobe that he had accomplished for South Sudanese people. successful achievement

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  • 17 November 2018 15:21, by One people

    jubaone, Eastran, The Rhino, Joseph Canada and Games. Y’all need to show some respect to Mr. South Sudan and disrespect that luti soldier name Thomas Cirilo please, or else>>>>

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  • 17 November 2018 17:03, by Honorable

    I’ve heard enough guys and please calm down coz this kind of talks always leads us straight to fueling of this uncouth situation of hatred for our brothers. Let IGAD do whatever it can but we’ll still be waiting. The common citizens are unable to afford food and shelter, and water......In foreign countries, we keep talking shit and so forth...May God make this peace workable.

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    • 17 November 2018 18:36, by One people


      your point is understandable, but only stupid, dumb, unintelligent, ignorant, unschooled, unwary people are the one who take those thoughtless jubaone, The Rhino, Eastern,Games, Joseph Canada with their daredevil Thomas Cirilo seriously and to fall into their nonsense agenda. Please don’t believe them, they’re just a dumb fallout character

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  • 17 November 2018 23:51, by nakhim


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  • 18 November 2018 02:06, by Mr. Right

    If the entire country is fully committed and united for peace, then those opposing it are enemies of the state. Just as simple as that.

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    • 18 November 2018 04:15, by The Rhino


      You are dead wrong! South Sudan today is littered up with assassins,thugs and foreign agents to the brim.Only connoisseurs of the dark have full picture and knowledge of your activities in the country.What the f**K do you mean’quote,entire country is fully committed and united for peace, those opposing it are enemies of the state’...what state?I bet you yourself have no idea as to......

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      • 18 November 2018 04:26, by The Rhino


        ....what kind of beasts and evil forces you are dealing with.Anyway,thanks for your cooperation,we’ll take it from here....kiching....

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  • 18 November 2018 14:42, by Mr. Right

    Mr Rhino,
    I understand you are a staunch supporter of NAS/Swaka but I don’t quite understand your manifesto man. What are you guys fighting for really? Thomas Cirilo was formally invited, requested, and lured to come to the negotiation table and on numerous occasions but the fool declined the request. Now tell me, do you want us to negotiate under the tree in the bush, caveman.

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