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South Sudan’s Kiir to meet SPLM-N’s al-Hilu in next few days: official


November 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan Army Chief of General Staff, Gen Gabriel Jok Riak, said President Salva Kiir Mayardit would meet with the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-N al-Hilu) Abdel-Azziz al-Hilu in Juba during the next few days.

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir arrives in Khartoum on September 3, 2013 (AFP Ashraf Shazly)

Earlier this month, South Sudanese government said it will host peace talks between the Sudanese government and all the armed groups in Sudan including Darfur movements.

Also, Juba announced a mediation to reunite the two factions of the SPLM-N and narrow the gaps between them and Khartoum in an effort to facilitate a peaceful settlement for the conflict in the Two Areas.

The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) on Monday quoted Riak as saying his government is making huge efforts to ensure the success of President Kiir initiative to facilitate Sudan’s peace talks.

He pointed out that the recent meeting between President Kiir and the leadership of the SPLM-N led by Malik Agar has produced positive results that would push forward the peace process in the Two Areas.

Riak added that President Kiir’s initiative seeks to converge views of the parties and urge leaders of the rebel movements to return to the negotiating table, expressing gratitude to Sudan’s efforts to achieve peace in his country.

Khartoum has welcomed the initiative of President Kiir and dispatched the head of the Sudanese government negotiating team Faisal Hassan Ibrahim to brief President Kiir about a recent meeting Mbeki had organised between him and Abdel Aziz al-Hilu in Johannesburg.

The SPLM-N led by Malik Agar announced they met with Kiir and welcomed his initiative for the group’s reunification. But, the SPLM-N al-Hilu did not react to the initiative amid reports about consultations with the SPLM-N Liberation Council in the Nuba Mountains.

Also, the remaining opposition forces in Sudan including armed groups in Darfur say they have not been reached by Juba. South Sudanese officials say they work now on the SPLM-N reunification file and once they make process then they move to the second phase of the facilitation process.

The Sudanese army has been fighting the SPLM-N rebels in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, also known as the Two Areas since 2011 and a group of armed movements in Darfur since 2003.

The African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) is brokering comprehensive peace talks to end the war and achieve democratic reforms. The two-track process comprises the Sudanese government and opposition forces including the armed groups in Darfur and the Two Areas.

Last Wednesday, President Kiir and the head of the AUHIP Thabo Mbeki met in Juba and agreed to coordinate their efforts and work together to achieve peace in Sudan.


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  • 27 November 2018 05:35, by aborigin

    President Kiir,
    Kindly resolve the border dispute with the North and South Sudan first ELSE the Nuba and the Darfur will largely be used later against you by NCP. Strategically these people are bordering South Sudan and Khartoum government sees them as big obstacle when trying to impose their sabotage of reuniting the country and forceful encroachment to South Sudanese mineral lands.

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    • 27 November 2018 05:53, by padiit gaga

      What the world this?
      Cowboy is not aqualify president to solve country because it doesn’t tell the truth his tongue was numb by friend Alcohol his mind is full of destruction if Bashir will not be careful he is going destroye his country.our blind president doesn’t think like other his mind is full of corruption.

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      • 27 November 2018 06:14, by Pakuai

        Our Nuba Mountains & Southern blue Nile boys and girls can’t be thrown under the bus no matter may. But we have informed our lowly informed fools that our country is coveted by our enemies. Does any South Sudanese know the reason as to why the Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Mongolians, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Rwandans, Kenyans and other piece of trashes>>>>

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        • 27 November 2018 06:21, by Pakuai

          around the world? It was because of our country & our people is considered violent country & that the ANGLO-AMERICANS must come and bring order to South Sudanese people. And that being ’called Christians’ is would be the one that help our people & our country. Before 15/12/2013, Our Nuers Ke nyantoc were chirping like birds for a war with the Dinkas/Jaangs government>>>

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          • 27 November 2018 06:36, by Pakuai

            and when their own rubbish was taken head on, then they ran North Sudan, Kenya and Abesh (so-called ethiopia) and now their Ngundeng Buong re-incarnate, Riek Machar is being used by our enemies in the US, the UK, the UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), attack dog, our cloned arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and some of their criminals in between>>>

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            • 27 November 2018 07:07, by Games

              Salva Kiir is not a right person to negotiating this peace at this time is when his very owns country is widely segregating in his watches. North Sudan conflicts are more complicates than you most lowers thinking who are been following Salva Kiir because he is giving you free foods and money thoughts.

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  • 27 November 2018 07:06, by Eastern

    Kiir has a number of unresolved issues at home and the moron is already posturing to provide a political solution to the Sudanese problem. Kiir has people he detained and up to now there whereabouts are not known....

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