Home | News    Thursday 20 December 2018

South Sudanese forces attack ceasefire monitors: CTSAMVM


Outgoing CTSAMM Monitors lining up before their medal ceremony to recognize their contribution to to mission 19 March 2018 (CTSAMM Photo)
December 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) said Wednesday that the government forces assaulted a four-members monitoring team in Luri area of Jubek state of Central Equatoria region.

Luri, which is located 10 km north of Juba, is hosting a training centre of the National Security Service (NSS).

In a report to the Chairperson of IGAD Council of Ministers, seen by Sudan Tribune the ceasefire monitoring body said the government forces assaulted and illegally detained senior ranking male and female officers and support personnel from IGAD guarantor nations, on Tuesday 18 December.

"A CTSAMVM Monitoring and Verification Team consisting of three international observers and one driver was restricted from accessing the Luri Training Centre and detained for more than 4 hours," read the report signed by the Chairman CTSAMVM Major General Desta Abiche Ageno.
According to the report, a female colonel from the Ethiopian army was forced to remove all her clothing and remain completely naked. A Sudanese army colonel and Kenyan army major were also forced to strip their clothes.

The ceasefire monitors further said that the 10 men who perpetrated the assault deprived team members of their money and items including a silver wedding ring and threatened to kill the team driver for having transported the team to the Luri training facility.

In a separate statement on the assault, CTSAMVM condemned in "the strongest terms the appalling attack" on its monitoring team. It also said they launched a full investigation into the events.

"CTSAMVM further demands that TGoNU immediately conduct an investigation holding perpetrators accountable for these despicable acts and their chain of command responsible for its utter failure of leadership," said the statement.

The incident highlights the indiscipline of the ill-trained and poorly educated or illiterate government soldiers.

The attack was condemned by the British Special Envoy for South Sudan Chris Trott in a tweet he posted on Wednesday.

"It is unacceptable that any signatory of the R-ARCSS should obstruct CTSAMM_South Sudan in this way. Parties need to be building trust not destroying it," he said.

Also, the assault was condemned by the holdout People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) led by Hakim Dario who denounced the impunity of the government soldiers.

The "PDM on behalf of the oppressed people of South Sudan, condemns in the strongest words possible the criminal assault and inhumanely deliberate acts of humiliation on CTSAMVM members"

"PDM and the people of South Sudan are ashamed of and outraged by President Kiir’s criminal gangs continuing atrocities for which there are no words befitting description of the height of their sense of impunity in South Sudan while the world watches on doing nothing about it," he added.

There are some 12 teams composed of international monitors located in the affected areas of South Sudan tasked with verifying the compliance by the parties and armed groups to the cessation of hostilities and ceasefire agreement.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 20 December 2018 08:05, by Midit Mitot

    My God! Mathaing Anyor Militia again?
    This criminal act is against the right of privacy

    repondre message

    • 20 December 2018 15:23, by The Rhino


      This is not the first time that illiterate indiscipline government soldiers assaulted foreign troops/peacekeepers in the country and definitely won’t be the last.We all remember:1)The slapping of peacekeepers at Juba airport by the NSS,2).Raping and terrorizing of foreigners at Terrain Hotel,3).Shooting at peacekeepers in Yei and so forth, list is long.As long as these monitoring.....

      repondre message

      • 20 December 2018 15:36, by The Rhino

        ...bodies never use deadly force against these thieves and show absolute military authority, they’ll suffer and always be victims of these government goons.People must understand that 98% of Kiir’s soldiers are burglars/unknown gunmen,thieves and rapits,who use their uniforms and guns to confiscate money and gain illicit fortunes therewith from vulnerable population.These thugs have neither.......

        repondre message

        • 20 December 2018 15:43, by The Rhino

          ...social standards nor do they respect any code of professionalism in the army.The holdout opposition groups must be tougher and prepared to clear out these worthless miscreants and send them to hell!

          repondre message

        • 21 December 2018 06:04, by Pakuai

          The Rhino,
          So what? Weren’t these same Dinkas/Jaangs/Jenges soldiers who blasted your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan out of your damned villages & towns when you losers were cowering in neighboring countries, working in tandem with them against the SPLM/A or in even Khartoum with our arch enemy. So what do you idiots think really change? There has never been a clean war, Mr. The Rhino loser

          repondre message

          • 21 December 2018 06:10, by Pakuai

            since the begging of times. In fact, the SPLA used not kill or rape women as you fools often propagated it on media. SPLA used to fire squad boys play games with women in front of other soldiers to give warning that playing games with women is a red line. There were some SPLA soldiers who used to get away with crimes though. But country & what army has ever ever been clean of killing innocents/>>>

            repondre message

            • 21 December 2018 06:16, by Pakuai

              bullying civilians. Give us an example & I will give the SPLM/A as the only gorilla movement on earth that has adhered to international standards of war war fares. Than even the US, the UK, their so-called israel attack dog & their other bunch of shifty allies in between. In 2005, the SPLM/A released over 6,000 thousands POWs & asked the cloned arabs North Sudan to released their POWs they>>>

              repondre message

              • 21 December 2018 06:24, by Pakuai

                had captured during our 20th war with them. The cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, responded that the SPLA soldiers they captured in battles were released in Khartoum. Really, really can any South Sudanese with a brain believes this bullsh*t? My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. The US, the UK, their so-called israelis & their allies have been have killing innocents people>>>

                repondre message

                • 21 December 2018 06:32, by Pakuai

                  around the world, specially in Middle East, Asia, South America, in the US it self against African-Americans, so-called Latinos South American countries, Indigenous Americans and minorities. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Open your damn eyes. We are going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, their, evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs North Sudan, their gulf Arab states>

                  repondre message

                  • 21 December 2018 06:40, by Pakuai

                    financiers, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopia), some of their Bantus in Kenya and others. Fellows, war is here. Our country is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never will. Fellows, I am the one, who will help bomb Eastern Jerusalem & give it to ’Palestinian people’. And we are going to kill ’Mr. Benjamin Nyetanyahu & caricature’>>>

                    repondre message

                    • 21 December 2018 06:44, by Pakuai
                      • 21 December 2018 06:56, by Pakuai

                        My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, this Priti Patel bitch came to South Sudan in Jul 20, 2017 and "lectured the government of South Sudan and went visited the the evil juus (so-called israel, went & talked to the so-called juus (so-called israelis). And the evil juus (so-called israelis) promised her that they also have their ’interest in Africa’>>>

                        repondre message

                        • 21 December 2018 07:02, by Pakuai

                          Ms Priti Patel went & removed from her UK foreign office, we appreciator the British government done so. But we are going to demand more & bomb the evils to near extinction out of our country & out of our people. This Ms. Priti Patel is an Indian piece of trash, she was a descend of the of the so-called Asians who were told by Ida amin Dada to get the hell out of his country>>>

                          repondre message

                          • 21 December 2018 07:09, by Pakuai

                            Fellows, Mr. Churchill proposed that the evil juus (so-called israelis) were to be resettled in Uganda. Fellows, the evils would have been dead. The evil juus (so-called israelis) even think that they will be resettled in here our former ’Unity State’, let the gods help them. Their is going to be second holocaust again. That China & other foreign powers are trying to colonize Africans people>>>

                            repondre message

                            • 21 December 2018 07:26, by Pakuai

                              We are have trading with the China & the Chinese people even before the was the US, the UK and even some of their creepy allies in between. Your can move from Cape Town to Beijing on foot & you cannot move from Cape Town, Libya, Ixandaria (Alexandrina) on foot>>>>

                              repondre message

                              • 21 December 2018 07:33, by Pakuai

                                My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, have you seen Umar Hassan El Bashir & his allies running around in Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, East African & Southern & Central African countries, and he is supported by our enemies in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and some of their evil allies in between----the end game is to re-unite North Sudan & South Sudan>>>>

                                repondre message

                                • 21 December 2018 07:41, by Pakuai

                                  some thing that is not going to happen even million years. Reasons. Pure HATRED & RACISM. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Queen Elizabeth is dead, and the evils think they can let our lowly informed fools dance for them. Our Nuers ’ke nyantoc’, Riek Machar, Shilluks and many our so-called civilized in Equatoria would dance to these vermins>>>

                                  repondre message

                                  • 21 December 2018 07:43, by Pakuai

                                    but as far we concerned, we are going to bomb the evils to near extinction out of our country & our people.

                                    repondre message

    • 21 December 2018 00:55, by Paul

      Midit, Do not hate blind you. CTVSMM should have coordinate their visit to NSS facility with the interior ministry or National Security Ministry. Although there is war in SS, it is still a sovereign country with certain protected facilities, restricted only to few. Soldiers in the other hand, handle the matter miserably. They should have detain and report the matter outright.

      repondre message

      • 21 December 2018 04:29, by Pakuai

        Most these clueless commenters do not know anything about how military guard their facilities around the world, let alone South Sudan which is at war. Remember these inspectors are just our neighbors with competing interests over our country & over people including our arch enemy, the cloned so-called arab North Sudan. Why would the creep would want to visit that military base if at all>>>

        repondre message

        • 21 December 2018 04:34, by Pakuai

          they didn’t have their own sinister agenda beyond this so-called CTSAMVM? Again, why did they go there without a document showing that they have been allowed to visit the base with the permission from the ministry of defense? Also, where are the other IGAD countries countries like Uganda, Somalia & Djibouti in that so-called CTSAMVM make up?>>>

          repondre message

          • 21 December 2018 04:39, by Pakuai

            As I always say. There are some losers in South Sudan who have sold their themselves, their lives & their souls to foreign powers. And these losers are no ones else, but our Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe & their new recruits like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Majak Agot, Thomas Cirilo and others fellows>>>

            repondre message

            • 21 December 2018 04:45, by Pakuai

              For a keen South Sudanese who know nuances of what is really happening in our country. Our country has a lot of resources than many of these other countries. Kenya, North Sudan Abesh (so-called ethiopia) have selected to be made hubs of trades by the corporations in Europe, the US & their allies. And the resources from South Sudan would the ones to be used to prop up those corporations ambitions>>

              repondre message

              • 21 December 2018 04:53, by Pakuai

                The main here is to stem the immigration of Eritreans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Somalians, the cloned so-called of North Sudan, Darfuri, West Africans and others from emigrating to Europe to go & cause from problems to Europeans lords. The same project has been devised in South America. Where countries like Honduras, Venezuela, Guatemala, Nicaragua and other countries immigrants would not>>

                repondre message

                • 21 December 2018 05:00, by Pakuai

                  would not be allowed with with caravans to God’s chosen US to go and rape the God’s chosen Anglo-Saxon women. For those keen South Sudanese, the Eritreans, North Sudanese, Abeshas (so-called ethiopia & West Africans who have gone to the so-called israel. Have been given to US 3000 dollars by the israelis and ’deported to Rwanda & Uganda’ and told to come to South Sudan>>>

                  repondre message

                  • 21 December 2018 05:06, by Pakuai

                    the African’s "Terra Nil-us (land with no people)" But our lowly informed politicians & our largely illiterate South Sudan populace don’t know these dirty schemes. All that they know is the name of Mr. Salva Kiir, Dinkas/Jaangs/jenges, corruptions, misuse of resources & nothing else. But if the Dinkas/Monyjiengs they always sing their names like singsongs all the times were to be as foolish>>>

                    repondre message

                    • 21 December 2018 05:11, by Pakuai

                      and lowly informed as them & their traitors or foreign puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe, Pagan Amuom or Thomas Cirillo, their cloned so-called masters of North Sudan would still be lacking around in their villages right up this day. These same idiots do not know that the US, the UK & their allies have went made their cloned so-called of North Sudan their ally>>>

                      repondre message

                      • 21 December 2018 05:15, by Pakuai

                        And South Sudan is their ’ultimate price’ to take in Africa and they are using North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia) & even Kenya to some small extent to exact this to happen. But the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their shifty allies between are wasting their damn time & our time. No one want these vermins in our country whatsoever, reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM>>>

                        repondre message

                        • 21 December 2018 05:22, by Pakuai

                          mR. Paul,
                          Many losers who often comment here on SUDAN TRIBUNE are not South Sudanese. Some are our cloned arabs North Sudan like Mr. Eastern, Jubaone and others. Others are indian or subcontinent peace keep keepers, are NGOs & UNIMISS workers who just to protect their jobs here in South Sudan & even some of them are just our neighbors who think, South Sudan is their just another ’Eldorado’>>>

                          repondre message

                          • 21 December 2018 05:27, by Pakuai

                            Mr. Paul,
                            Kenya has over 40 Millions in a country smaller than our country. Abesha (so-called ethioipia) has over eighty millions people but bigger than our country with no resources. Our cloned so-called arab North Sudan has 40 million with no resources but to depend on our teats. Where do you think these parasites would go to if not South Sudan? But for this to happen. A population has>>>

                            repondre message

                            • 21 December 2018 05:31, by Pakuai

                              to be reduce in size. And a war over South Sudan & the South Sudanese people would just bring reduction in population just fine. That is what the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and their allies have been working on it ever since. And because they have found some of their fools who don’t know what they shopping for is pretty much very dangerous & they are>>>>

                              repondre message

                              • 21 December 2018 05:35, by Pakuai

                                going to get what they desperately shopping for with a bucket full of it, trust this chap. The evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israel), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia) and creepy allies in between love affair with our county & our people has gone too far and it must be tackled head on>>>

                                repondre message

                                • 21 December 2018 05:40, by Pakuai

                                  South Sudan is not part of their damned so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never ever will. There are some limits on how these evils would always be entertained. The evils with their allies can take their cheap & dirty int rogues to DRC, Central African republic (CAR), Libya, Mali, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Venezuela, Nicaragua and other countries if they>>>

                                  repondre message

                                  • 21 December 2018 05:43, by Pakuai

                                    want. But right here in South Sudan, that is not gonna happen fellows, a lot of bloody noses. Fellows, pure HATRED & RACISM is here.

                                    repondre message

      • 21 December 2018 07:32, by Midit Mitot


        To write these paragraph at a Bar without punctuation will not help your frustration. and if we need to change this Country, we must tell the fact, instead of defending those nonsense’s.

        repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 08:34, by Landlord

    This enables them to understand exactly who is for real peace than pretenders of peace.no soldiers act without order. it is the tribal plans set by hypocrites in Juba. If I may ask, what good things do jenges want? try to make positive results once in life time.

    repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 08:54, by Landlord

    In the first place, why would Government soldiers attack CTSAVM? It means they don’t need anything to do with their own peace. The current peace is meant for jenge, why spoiling it?

    repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 09:01, by Landlord

    You fight among yourselves, fight with neighbours, fight with visitors, fight friends including international community, what kind of animal is this? Cows do not even do it. Lions, Snakes, Chicken, wolves, pigs don’t even behave this way. Please, be Humans not Cows with AK47

    repondre message

    • 20 December 2018 10:41, by jubaone

      I understand your frustration. These "nyors" are lawless, lack discipline and dont understand or adhere to any rules. The kiirminal has long lost control over them. They are uniformed criminals disguised as an army.

      repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 09:07, by Eastern

    How I wished the long dicks raped the Ethiopian female member of the TOOTHLESS CTSAMVM.....! I hear South Sudan is a SOVEREIGN country, whatever that means!

    repondre message

    • 20 December 2018 12:20, by Bazinguaboy

      Whatever error in judgment the CTSAMVM folks did in what they believed the course of doing their duty, surely your call for rape is, even if said in jest, totally misplaced.
      Furthermore, does one need to rape a foreign national in order to prove sovereign control over territory? Why not just tell them to leave and escort them if the need be to ascertain their departure?

      repondre message

      • 20 December 2018 13:12, by Eastern

        Whoever has problems with literature in English should retire home to relish on their monkey stew....!

        repondre message

        • 21 December 2018 01:01, by Paul

          Eastern, you are mentally deranged I must assert. Nothing to see here, pass him over.

          repondre message

          • 21 December 2018 10:27, by Eastern


            How do you even come to the conclusion that Eastern is a HE?

            repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 09:08, by Eastern

    NSS is Kiir in South Sudan just as SFC is Museveni in Uganda....FUCK!

    repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 09:49, by deng

    All forces in South Sudan whether from government or oppositions are undisciplined even most the wars fought were cause by such militias.

    repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 12:32, by Joker Wizard

    The world is watching negative things happening and remained quite. Museveni is killing South Sudan to gain his political popularity as S.Sudanese are dying. remember "What comes around, goes around". To Africans, let learn from Martin Luther Jr. "injustice anywhere, is a Threat to Justice everywhere" God help this beloved country South Sudan from Terrors and titrants. still loading.....please wai

    repondre message

    • 20 December 2018 13:07, by Eastern

      Now for crying out loud, Museveni wasn’t in Luri yesterday when Kiir’s NSS humiliated the monitors; it was purely a jenge-led attack. Just ask me for details.....!

      repondre message

      • 20 December 2018 19:54, by jubaone

        That is what these nyors can do; undress women. If they are at "least men" not tailles monkeys, they should meet NAS/SSNMC/PDM in the bushes and have a "gun talk"

        repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 12:42, by Joker Wizard

    Kiir’s training of his own tribes men, is dangerous for not only South Sudan, his tribes men who will surfer the consequences. This is Museveni’s plans. he failed in Northern Uganda. His plan was to cleanse Northern Ugandans and built the Bahima empire by using the land for agriculture and grazing of the Ankole’s cow. Compare Jengs to Ankoles. only education. Jengs no educated compared to Ankoles.

    repondre message

  • 20 December 2018 18:24, by aborigin

    What is appalling is how most of the commentators are commenting. National intelligence is the backbone of every nation, why were the CTVSMM going to Luri and if so did they get any authorisation from the government???!, NSS facilities and files are the most protected in their entirety. Though the soldiers misbehaved, they could have used a somber and concise to the rules act.

    repondre message

    • 21 December 2018 00:52, by Paul

      Aborgin, Your comments are fair and understandable. CTVSMM should have coordinate their visit to NSS facility with the interior ministry or National Security Ministry. Although there is war in SS, it is still a sovereign country with certain protected facilities, restricted only to few. Soldiers in the other hand, handle the matter miserably. They should have detain and report the matter outrigh

      repondre message

    • 21 December 2018 10:32, by Eastern


      You people must be naive. Did Kiir understand the content of the scope of work of the CTSAMVM which his regime has signed?! The regime in Juba even doesn’t understand the line of reporting for the CTSAMVM. Following the incidence, the team reported to their financiers in the international community leaving Kiir grey! I hear national security, national security my foot!

      repondre message

  • 21 December 2018 01:33, by lino

    Hahaaa!!! Ill-trained officers of South Sudan!!! They would have behaved more better than this??!
    If these were citizens just crossing be accident , they would have been killed immediately!!!
    All forces in South Sudan need be re- organized and States percentage must be applied immediately for Peace and Unity in the country!!!!

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

The Perils of Managing Transition: Will Sudanese Kandakas be the option? 2019-05-21 04:45:56 By Luka Kuol, PhD Global Fellow at Peace Research Institute Oslo, Associate Professor at University of Juba and Fellow at Rift Valley Institute Since the eruption of the Sudanese popular (...)

Justices delay is justices denied 2019-05-21 04:40:18 By Wesley Kosa The Khartoum Peace Agreement was the result of the political manipulation by the governments of South Sudan, Uganda and Sudan. There were no extensive discussions and mediation (...)

The fear of political reforms in South Sudan 2019-05-19 02:16:35 By Duop Chak Wuol In his Easter message, President Salva Kiir called on the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO), Dr Riek Machar, to go to Juba to form a (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.