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South Sudan Joint Defence Board holds its first meeting


Sudan's Gen Isam al-Din Mubarak (C) and IGAD's Ismail Wais (L) open the JDB meetings in Khartoum on 25 Nov 2018 (Photo IGAD)
November 25, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The South Sudanese military leaders of the signatories to the revitalized peace agreement held on Sunday the first meeting of the Joint Defence Board (JDB).

In line with the revitalized peace pact, the JDB is composed of the Chiefs of Staff and Directors General of National Security Service, Police, and all other organized forces. The heads of the armed opposition groups will continue as Commanders-in-Chief of their forces until the end of the Pre-Transitional Period or until the end of the unification process.

The JDB meeting, which was held in Khartoum, was chaired by Sudanese General Isam al-Din Mubarak while the IGAD Special Envoy Ismail Wasi delivered the opening speech.

The meeting discussed the regulations and timetables before to launch the implementation process of security arrangements including troops disengagement, cantonment, and joint training before the formation of unified forces.

Gen Gabriel Jok Riak South Sudan army chief of staff stated that another meeting will be held on Monday to discuss the references to the security arrangements agreed between the parties, adding that the meetings will continue for two days.

In a Tweet posted on Sunday, the CTSAMVM welcomed "the formation of the Joint Defence Board and stands ready to support the Parties by effectively monitoring the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements as agreed in the R-ARCSS".

In a report to the Revitalized Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) Plenary meeting in Addis Ababa on 19 November, the ceasefire monitoring and security arrangements body called for the operationalisation of the different security bodies.

"The key factor preventing implementation of the disengagement process is the delay in the formation of security mechanisms, namely the Joint Defence Board (JDB) and the Joint Monitoring Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) and their subordinate bodies," reads the report.


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  • 25 November 2018 23:42, by Mayendit

    The rebels leaders need to carrying out their strong messages on their militias specifically, the people who have no being trains as army to respect the peace process. They need to make sure all their militias soldiers are organizes and ready to accepted arrangement before sending them to fully retraining camps and finally reunification in to SSPDF. This time, the rule of SSPDF will be separated.

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    • 26 November 2018 00:08, by Mayendit

      I real mean the above mention, the people who have not pass through training before should and must be screening. We do know that, there are more than 80,000 civilians who joins SPLA IO just to fights but they were lacking training, they don’t know the rule of military and these people would be asks to chose to go back homes to continue doing their own farms or attending SSPDF military training.

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  • 25 November 2018 23:55, by Mayendit

    I would be happy to see Egyptians army leaders training all SSPDF generals about leadership skills. The root cause of dog fights at JI, in the presidential compound was attribute to poor leadership of the rebels generals and they were not supposed to be fool by James Gatdet Dak when he told them that, your leader Riek is about to be arrest if you don’t rushing in the JI, compound.

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  • 26 November 2018 00:24, by Games

    IO are well trained soliders, where about 64% were SPL before the war. The others 26% were well trained by both Sudan and Ethiopia. They are well disciplined, working according to the IO regulations and codes conduct. Those who obviously need real training are your militia,who constantly running away from Frontline and return their to civilians

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    • 26 November 2018 04:20, by Pakuai

      It is good that some of you traitors are acknowledge the obvious truth. No more bragging that the Nuers & the Silluks have helped in the fight for our country’s independence from North Sudan. When all they the traitors often do is always go & alliance themselves with our arch enemies for supplies & fight against the interests of our country & our people>>>

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      • 26 November 2018 04:27, by Pakuai

        Now is now it no denying anything again. Mr. Riek Machar & Lam Akol, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan darlings are right at home where they rightly belong, North Sudan with their militias. Honestly speaking, if there were states where the ’Nuers, Shilluks & our so-called Twic East of Rebecca Nyandeng, her son & Majak Agoot’ and exception would have been devised and be given their own>>>

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        • 26 November 2018 04:33, by Pakuai

          country to let the lawless & the greedy bastards go & manage their own country with the help of their cloned arab of North Sudan masters. But unfortunately, the traitors are so entwined with the rest of the Dinkas/Jaangs, Anyuaks, Buruns & Mabans; that it is simply next to impossible to separate these lawless greedy, & selfish traitors. Thieves, traitors & foreign puppets like Mr. Pagan Amuom,>>>

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          • 26 November 2018 04:40, by Pakuai

            Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Rebecca Nyadeng & her ugly son are so scared of their own shadows in foreign capitals. Their only hope after their treasonous behavior is to rely on foreign mercenaries of the UN & the so-called ’Regional protection force (RPF) to come & protect them against the South Sudanese people in South Sudan. Dr. Riek Machar, Dr. Lam Akol, Dr. Adwok Nyabe, Dr. Majak Agoot,>>>>

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            • 26 November 2018 04:48, by Pakuai

              Mr. Pagan Amuom, Mr. Uyai Deng Ajak and their treasonous Matriarch, Ms. Rebecca Nyandeng, bunch of foreign puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors with some nasty ’inflated egos’ with their fake PhDs that no one knows what their ’theses or dissertations’ are all about. And of course, our weak Salva Kiir & his bunch of lowly informed idiots always let these criminals get away with high treason>>>

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              • 26 November 2018 04:53, by Pakuai

                During our genuine war of independence from our cloned so-called arab North Sudan, anyone foot soldier(s) who even want to be transferred to another zone where he would go and fight in was arraigned in front of other SPLA soldiers and mowed down with machine guns to show the rest of the SPLA soldiers that treason or rebellion against the cause was dangerous>>

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                • 26 November 2018 04:59, by Pakuai

                  all these current foreign puppets/stooges, thieves & traitors know it very well because they were the ones who used to enact those laws during our war of independence. Now Mr. Salva Kiir & his current government is often called murderous regime by some sections cowering in foreign capitals and who don’t know what is really going on the ground. If Mr. Salva Kiir were to be having some spine,>>>>

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                  • 26 November 2018 05:04, by Pakuai

                    then the thieves, traitors & foreign puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot and others should have been hanged. And Rebecca Nyandeng and others should be rotting in jail by now. But Mr. Salva Kiir and his henchmen are always behind the ’dirty schemes’ of these traitors, foreign puppets/stooges & theieves. And he just want to be a South Sudanese leader no matter how our>>>>

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                    • 26 November 2018 05:09, by Pakuai

                      and our people are being trash by other countries. Now the criminals are advocating for three region. Where the criminals think, that the ’name of their former greater Upper Nile’ would come & shield them. Good luck to them, dreaming is not a crime. It has turned out that the whole game was about our oil fields and the perks that come with the oil fields. But now it has turns out that>>>

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                      • 26 November 2018 05:17, by Pakuai

                        over 90% of the oil fields are in the Dinkas/Jaangs countries after all. Even the untapped block here in Jonglei state. And for the greedy & foolish Nuers, opportunist Shilluks & the so-called Twic East of Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son & Majak Agoot & other selfish & greedy for power to be South Sudanese leaders at all costs, they think, they can play game with us & our country>>>

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                        • 26 November 2018 05:24, by Pakuai

                          There was an idiot who "asked me a few days ago of when I am going to bomb the US out of our country?" Pretty much soon. I am the one who will help bomb Eastern Jerusalem and give it to Palestinian people, and your damned cloned so-called arab North Sudan is going to be ’walked over’. Your mighty US army base in Djibouti is going to be bombed into red sea>>>

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                          • 26 November 2018 05:30, by Pakuai

                            before we destroy the evils in Yemen & Saudi Arabia. And we are going to get back our ’Gambella region’ by force. Even Aleb triangle & other occupied areas by our enemies. But we first of all want stability. We keep informing our lowly informed fools that our country & our people are coveted by the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis),>>>>

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                            • 26 November 2018 05:45, by Pakuai

                              their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their UN, their gulf Arab states’ financiers & some of their creepy allies in between to be part of their damned so-called ANGLO-AMERICAN empire. But the criminals are not heeding our warnings. But will again wake up like spook birds after their villages are taken by these vermins like what they have done in our Gambella region, central Kenya areas>>>>

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                              • 26 November 2018 05:51, by Pakuai

                                of Laikipia, Nanyuki, a small part of Tanzania, and in some countries of Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa & Namibia. But to be honest, not a single Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan will would be occupied by these vermins, reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. I stated time & time again on this SUDAN TRIBUNE that our country & our people are being fought over by our enemies>>>

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                                • 26 November 2018 05:58, by Pakuai

                                  *that from Eupharate rivers, Tigris and right up to our Nilotic plains----is where the evil juus (so-called israelis) would span to and that their so-called UN NEW WORLD ORDER government would be *financed by the gulf Arab states, some of their rich criminals in Wall Street, London, Brussels, UAE, Switzerland, Nairobi, Adis Ababa, Khartoum, Cayman Islands, Panama & other shandy countries that>>>

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                                  • 26 November 2018 06:05, by Pakuai

                                    the evils go & hide their loots in. But this is South Sudan, a country of people who don’t give a damn about the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ financiers, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between. But for all I care, we are going to settle our scores with these evils

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                                    • 26 November 2018 06:33, by Pakuai

                                      We are the ’israelis’. Our lowly informed Nuers ’ke nyantoc’ and other fools have let their balls carried them away but we are going to bombed them with our arch enemies. Has any Dinkas/Jaangs ever slept/married ’a juus/so-called israelis’? Not even one, Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, ’learn this----’integration of the damned so-called Africa UN>>>

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                                    • 26 November 2018 06:38, by Pakuai

                                      We are the ’israelis’. Our lowly informed Nuers ’ke nyantoc’ and other fools have let their balls carried them away but we are going to bombed them with our arch enemies. Has any Dinkas/Jaangs ever slept/married ’a juus/so-called israelis’? Not even one, Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, ’learn this----’integration of the damned so-called Africa UN>>>

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                                      • 26 November 2018 06:45, by Pakuai

                                        cannot always be fought over South Sudanese people backs. In 2011, the US, the UK, France, their evil juus (so-called israelis), attack dogs, their gulf Arab states of Arabia financiers and some of their creepy allies in between bombed Libya and let the Europeans get way with it. By cowering like goats being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>

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                                      • 26 November 2018 06:46, by Pakuai

                                        cannot always be fought over South Sudanese people backs. In 2011, the US, the UK, France, their evil juus (so-called israelis), attack dogs, their gulf Arab states of Arabia financiers and some of their creepy allies in between bombed Libya and let the Europeans get way with it. By cowering like goats being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>

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                                        • 26 November 2018 06:52, by Pakuai

                                          their country, then every piece of trash even the low lives that we are going walk over and pee often claim to own anything over our country & our peoples. Fellows, there are some limits on how much we have to tolerate these vermins in with dirty intrigues in our country & over our people. We are going to bomb the evils to near extinctions out of our country & over our people once and for all>>>

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                                          • 26 November 2018 06:53, by Pakuai

                                            We are here fellows.

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                                            • 26 November 2018 07:00, by Pakuai

                                              What is Mr. Jok Riak doing in Khartoum? People who want peace are the ones that must come back to where the peace would come & be implemented in. And not the other way round. Our Nuers ke nayntoc lowly informed fools would claim to be anyone when everyone always go to Khartoum. Why has *North Sudan becomes our New ADIS ABABA over night?* My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, *war is here*>>>>

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      • 26 November 2018 16:00, by Paradigm


        It’s very unfortunate that at your level and with brains, you are still instigating hatred, and attacking particular groups. I am sure your mother and father struggled to take you to school so that you will make an impact to South Sudan in general and NOT taking sides. For your own benefit and peril, revise your perception of particular tribes and don’t judge them either. South Sudan is 1

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      • 26 November 2018 19:42, by padiit gaga

        Don’t used that word you always clam that Dinka were people who faught for our independent all of us were faught for it even minority tribes they did but we did not win the fight we got thru election and help of inter-comunity including Egad and USA for your corruption that cause destruction of the s.sudan you hated other tribes in the country that is why you killed innocent civilians of Nu

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  • 26 November 2018 09:59, by Angelo Achuil

    Pakuai or Kuch, my brother I wonder if you ever look back at how you use words to express yourself in public, do you?
    Because if you do (which I think you don’t), how can you repeat the same rants over and over and over again?

    ...and I also wonder if you would re-consider that it is good to comment but do you need to over-comment on the same article? Many already do not bother to read yours.

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  • 26 November 2018 12:17, by Naath

    Pakuai your writing and rambling indicate that you are psychically retarded.

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