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August 13, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir and the British Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson on Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the 2018 peace accord.

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The British Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson shaking hands with President Salva Kiir in Juba, August 13, 2019 (PPU)

The meeting took place in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

The two leaders, president’s office said, discussed several issues, including the progress in the implementation of the revitalized peace deal and strengthening bilateral ties between the two nations.

"Andrew reiterated the United Kingdom’s commitment towards supporting the government and the people of South Sudan in achieving lasting peace and development for the country," partly reads the statement from the presidency.

Stephenson is expected to meet other senior government officials and also visit British-funded projects in the world’s youngest nation.

Last month, the Troika, of which Britain is a member alongside Norway and United State, called for immediate implementation of South Sudan’s peace agreement signed in September last year.

The Troika, in a statement issued, also reaffirmed their full commitment to the peace process in the war-hit East African nation.

South Sudan plunged into civil war in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused the country’s former vice-president, Riek Machar, of plotting a coup.

In September last year, however, South Sudan’s arch-rivals signed a revitalized peace agreement to end the country’s civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million.

The country’s rival parties, in May, agreed on a six-month extension to implement next steps in the fragile peace agreement. The latest extension came after the main opposition group threatened to boycott formation of a unity government on May 12.

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  • 14 August 12:11, by Eastern

    A very bad joke!,

    With the Roman Catholic Pope, who has a lager following, King NebuchadnezzaR (Kiir) was not swayed, now what can this barely known brit do even after the ’fall’ of Hong Kong to the Chinese...?!!!!

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    • 14 August 13:59, by South South

      Eastern,

      British knows very well peace in South Sudan will hold forever as long as majority of people of South Sudan are ready for peace. Having a few Karo in bushes is not counted. What is count is what people of South Sudan want, they want peace and they are together to get it by all means. It doesn’t mean everyone will endorse it, no, stupid people will not understand these until they die.

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      • 14 August 15:40, by jubaone

        South South
        You jienge tailless 🐵, if the few Karo are giving you headache and the majority jienges can’t even get their shitholes to implement R-ARCSS as wanted, it shows that the Karo are an important factor. Shout, squeal and hang yourselves, without Equatoria or NAS, you can stash your peace into your jienge throats or shitholes

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        • 14 August 15:48, by jubaone

          South South
          Just for the records: jiengelands have been having peace since 2005 yet you could not develop yourselves. Equatoria is SS and SS is Equatoria. War in Equatoria means no development, no progress and only stand still. Unless Equatoria is peaceful, nothing will ever get done cuz the rest are simply valueless. Hang yourselves, it really doesn’t matter at all.

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        • 15 August 01:35, by South South

          jubaone,
          You used the right world "if the few Karo", just few Karo, not even a few Karo, but few Karo. I think they are giving headache to monkeys only. Don’t about Equatoria, talk about Karo and NAS only. Equtoria tribes want peace. Just visit Western Equatoria, you will see it with your own eyes.

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          • 15 August 06:52, by jubaone

            South South
            Tailless baboon 🐵, you coined that word just read your posting. Like most jienges, they suffer from amnesia and forget quite easily what they said, did and thought earlier. They simply have "chicken brains". Like chicken, easily enticed with few chicken feed,caught and slaughtered. The terrified ones flee but return to feed again even when one of their own got killed, MTN.

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      • 14 August 17:26, by The Rhino

        South South,

        If Troika countries(US,UK and Norway) were without doubt convinced that Kiir was serious about peace, they could’ve released big chunk of dollars to fund that peace straight away.But why should they anyway?Bloodsucker Kiir and your evil tribal uncles JCE broke several agreements signed before, those agreements were organized and funded by Troika countries.Kiir believed in war and....

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        • 14 August 17:36, by The Rhino

          South South,

          ..killing anybody opposed to his jienge dictatorship.Now,what all those foreign officials are doing is pure diplomacy, nothing more or less.It has nothing to do with British believing in this..or that, nothing!You corrupt savages must clean up your own mess.Majority of people in these country are against fake jienge peace, deal with it.

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          • 14 August 17:45, by jubaone

            Rhino
            One can’t flog a dead donkey and expect it to go draw water from the river. The peace deal is dead, what Riek should do is, think of forming a Federal Republic of Uppernile, while we form our Equatorian Federal States. BGs jienges must then form their own. This is the most viable option anything else is just jienge bullshit. Case closed. Next

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            • 14 August 19:22, by The Rhino

              Jubaone,

              Excellent point!We encourage NAS leadership to focus on it’s own parallel gov’t,a complete buildup of a government structure meant for future State of Equatoria.Nuer should also do their own thing.Its evidently clear that he who expects peace and unity with jienges is only wasting time.We also advice,strongly encourage foreign gov’ts to start refocusing on inevitable big changes like....

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              • 14 August 19:32, by The Rhino

                Jubaone,

                ..the splitting away of Equatoria from present rotten South Sudan and formation of a new independent State of Equatoria,done!

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            • 15 August 07:54, by Pakuai

              jubaone,
              It is better you advise your ’gat Machar’ to form his ’federal republic of Leer’ if that may serve his rutess quest for power at all costs over the back of others chap. Mr. jubaone, do you even what Upper Nile is or who owns what in Upper Nile? My take is you don’t. Mr. Riek Machar and his followers myopic ways of world view let them thought the oil fields were on the Nuer lands.>>>

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              • 15 August 08:03, by Pakuai

                And he and his followers thought regionalism would let them control the oil wealth. But when the issue of 32 states came in. The oil wells or oil fields are 90% in the Dinka/Jaang lands. And so they wanted to revert to 10 states or 3 regions to save their myopic and greedy faces. But the losers are playing games with the South Sudanese people minds.>>>>

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                • 15 August 08:18, by Pakuai

                  Mr. jubaone,
                  The Ngonk Dinka/Jieng were much the oil wealths in greater Upper Nile are not that greedy. They have suffered a great deal from our cloned so-called arab North Sudan because of these oil wealths and the lands than other South Sudanese. But these Ngok Dinkas/Jiengs have never ever betrayed the cause for South Sudan and South Sudanese people quest for independence. And these same>>>

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                  • 15 August 08:28, by Pakuai

                    Ngok Dinkas/Jiengs are still very poor, how much of the oil wealth come from underneath their villages. And they are making a lot of noises that they should own the oil wealth for themselves apart from their South Sudanese brothers and sisters. Because they are not stupid or greedy. In here in my home state of Jonglei, the still untapped oil wells belong to all South Sudanese people and not a single Bor Dinka/Jieng would dare claims to own it>>>

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                  • 15 August 22:05, by jubaone

                    Pakuai,
                    I dont give a shit whether the oil is in jiengeland or not, that is up to you to sort it out with the Nuers. What is important is having you jienges out of Equatoria. Period. Drink, bath or swim in your oil, that´s your shit, but we will have you out 1, 4, 10, 100 years.

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        • 15 August 01:48, by South South

          The Rhino,

          Kiir is everything now, everyone wants to talk to him. Do you know why? Power, I am laughing.

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          • 15 August 07:01, by jubaone

            South South
            Your kiirminal has become "Juba Mayor". He can only keep himself in Juba, jet out of the country and back to Juba. He visited his home areas of BGs and found few hungry jienges in shithole conditions. All able jienges had already fled as food seekers, fugitives, criminals to Juba, Uganda, Kenya or Sudan leaving only half naked luakjiengs armed with AK47. Lazy fools.

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    • 14 August 19:42, by garrak1520

      It is not about the brit, Pope , US or EU, it is about the people of South Sudan. Important to know that the same people suffering, supported the movement till liberation. It is time for payback, Kiir and Machar are driven by power not by the welfare of the people of South Sudan. If peace is priority, then Kiir for the sake of peace will go to Addis to meet his archrival.

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  • 15 August 08:38, by Pakuai

    Kiir doesn’t need to go to Adis Ababa to meet Mr. Riek Machar again. He already met Riek Machar face to face in Adis Ababa and Khartoum. He came and met Kiir here in South Sudan face to face. He went and met Mr. Kiir face to face in Rome before Pope Francis. He has been told to haul treasonous arse back to South Sudan a number of times, but he is refusing. So what is that you want Mr. Kiir to go>>

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  • 15 August 08:52, by Pakuai

    and do in Adis Ababa again? If your Riek Machar thinks, he has something important to discuss with Mr. Kiir, then he can just ring him by phone and discusses it. A plane ride to Adis Ababa costs a lot of pounds by president and his entourage. Do you get what l am trying to say Mr. Garrak 1520 chap?

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