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Chris Trott appointed UK Ambassador to South Sudan


February 20, 2019 (JUBA) -The United Kingdom Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Christopher (Chris) Trott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan.

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The UK special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Christopher Trott speaks to reporters in Kigali, Rwanda, January 21, 2018 (New Times photo)

Trott will succeed to Ms Alison Blackburne who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment, said the Foreign Office in a statement released on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Trott will take office in May 2019

The British diplomat played an active role during the IGAD peace process to settle the five-year conflict in South Sudan.

He has been appointed as a special envoy to the two Sudan and Head of Joint FCO/ Department for International Development (DFID) Sudan Unit

In 2007 Chris was appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, cross-accredited to Guinea Bissau, Mali and Cape Verde.

In 2011 he spent some time in Abidjan as Charge d’Affaires before being posted to Cape Town as British Consul General.

Also, he served as British High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Nauru until July 2016. He was appointed UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan on 1 August 2016.


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  • 21 February 00:23, by Pakuai

    Wasn’t this Chris Trott who bullied South Sudan at UNSC about arms embargo? Well, the boys and girls at the diplomatic corps would know whether he is right UK person to work in our country.

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    • 21 February 05:44, by South South

      If this Chris Trott supports peace in South Sudan now, then good and well. Peace was signed in Yei with broke away group from NAS nad here is what minister Elias Lomuro “I want to congratulate Major General Yanga and his brothers for his bravery under the huge storm and negative campaign by people he enumerated to be in America, Australia, Canada, and particular in Uganda more especially in Arua P

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      • 21 February 08:32, by jubaone

        Maj Gen Moses Yanga was a disgruntled junior NAS officer who broke away one year ago. He fled to the refugee camps and was no longer in active service. His ENAF group is a virtual army without any following. Reliable NAS intelligence sources suggest, that all is staged propaganda by Dr. Martin Lomuro to mislead public opinion in Juba of a crumbling NAS bitterly desired by Juba.

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        • 21 February 08:40, by South South

          Mr. Lomuro is very right, a few people in DIASPORA and Aruo Park in Kampala are flighting internet war while they are sitting 10000 miles far away from South Sudan. I am very happy from Maj. Gen. Moses Yanga. Let peace rings in South Sudan

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        • 21 February 08:41, by jubaone

          Since we believe in pictures, at least our Maj Gen would show us photos of his group in military fatigue, arsenal etc. How is that no one ever heard of ENAF b4 only to surface now? Its all foul play. Jienges are easily elated with such bogus deals without substance. Only NAS under the leadership of Gen TCS. That under Butrus Khalid is a dead donkey.

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          • 21 February 09:59, by South South

            Maj. Gen. has 750 soldiers with him. He is not a big lair like our people in America, Canada, Australia and Aruo Park in Kampala.

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            • 21 February 10:04, by jubaone

              ...There’s Arua Park..your Aruo is perhaps in jiengelands..😁

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        • 21 February 09:37, by The Rhino


          Excellent!Sources under anonymity can confirm that yes jienges are totally frustrated and desperately need publicity.This M.Yanga spent his entire time in a camp,he has no active army or money.He and that miserable bishop Taban were hurriedly collected by the jienge hireling Lomuro to stage a deal before cameras.In fact the scene/photos we saw on the media were taken many months before..

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          • 21 February 09:46, by The Rhino


            ..Its yet another poor and weak attempt against our brave and solid NAS movement under Gen.Thomas Cirillo.Here’s the thing,jienges are trembling and having nightmares for sure.This will never stop until they accept Federalism under a new peace deal.We’ll painfully drag them slowly through hell! Viva NAS-TC.

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            • 21 February 10:02, by jubaone

              Thanks. I see you effectively using the "rhino horn" to pounce and ramm these jienge savages. Great. FYI. We only have ONE authentic NAS under Gen Cirillo. That Murle hireling Butrus Khalid is a former Cobra Faction renegade under Yau Yau. Honestly, I cant imagine anything sensible coming from a Murle. Just like the rest jienges, nyagats. The same ordinary savages. We lead, they follow.

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              • 21 February 10:16, by South South

                Very a few people in South Sudan can lead. We know them by names and they have shown us how people can be led. NAS is involving in stealing in Torit. They stole blankets and plates, how can such people be trusted to lead real people.

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                • 21 February 10:57, by jubaone

                  The jienge has legs but is blind and cant see where to go, the nyagat has eyes to see, but cant walk to where he wants. Both are stuck in one place and seriously need help. Choose NAS! Salvation for jienges and nyagats. NAS is realiable, good and reachable. Choose NAS.

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                  • 21 February 12:29, by The Rhino


                    Great,great,great!NAS now has capabilities and momentum than ever before.When our brave soldiers hit,they hit hard!Jienges only understand that language.These intruders/occupation forces have no place in Equatoria.NAS-TC is very serious and means business.It is the only genuine Front that will enforce Justice!True Eqtorians who aspire for freedom and liberty must array behind NAS-TC.

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                    • 21 February 15:08, by jubaone

                      Thank you. That is our ultimate goal, to rid Holy Equatoria, our ancestral lands from Jienge and nyagat filth. They have no business in Equatoria but must return to their junk states. We can agree to live side by side with each other, but are not desired nor tolerated in Equatoria. They are intellectually, culturally, socially and economically irrelevant to us. Just a worthless load.

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