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President Kiir, JEM leader discuss peace in Sudan


August 14, 2019 (JUBA/KHARTOUM) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Wednesday discussed with the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Gibril Ibrahim ways to achieve peace in Sudan, in a bid to contribute to the resolution of armed conflicts in the sisterly nation.

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President Salva Kiir shakes hands with JEM leader Gibril Ibrahim in Juba on 14 August 2019-1 (SSPPU Photo)

As the South Sudanese are struggling to implement a comprehensive peace agreement, President Kiir repeated that helping to end the war in Sudan is intimately linked to the stability of South Sudan.

Despite the ouster of President Omer al-Bashir, Kiir said resolved to keep on his efforts and he hosted separate meetings last July between a joint delegation including the deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and the two factions of the SPLM-N led by Malik Agar and Abdel Aziz al-Hilu.

In a statement released after the meeting, the South Sudanese presidency said that Kiir "held a productive meeting" with JEM leader Ibrahim as part of his efforts to restore stability in Sudan.

The statement went further to say that Kiir strives to bring the Sudanese armed groups to accept peace and to work collectively with the would-be formed new transitional government in Sudan.

In line with a deal struck by the TMC and the FFC, the transitional government has to negotiate peace agreements with the armed groups in Sudan during the first six months of the three-year transitional period.

President Kiir initial plan aims to bring the whole armed groups to take part in one forum in a peace process with Khartoum. To achieve this inclusive process he sought to reunite the two SPLM-N groups but he failed in this demarche.

Also, Juba failed until now to bring the two SPLM-N factions to accept negotiating under one mediation as al-Hilu calls for self-determination and keeping his fighters during a 20-year transitional period, while Agar has a more flexible vision on peace in Sudan.

For Darfur, the South Sudanese leader has to persuade the Sudan Liberation Movement of Abdel Wahid al-Nur to join the other Darfur armed groups and put aside its preconditions on the prior return of displaced civilians to their areas of origin and compensation before to engage in peace talks on the root causes of the conflict.

The South Sudanese presidency said the meeting with JEM leader focussed on ensuring that "all the movements are on-board for peace and stability in Sudan".

The statement did not mention a date for the meeting between President Kiir with all the Sudanese rebel groups.

Two days ago the SPLM-N (Agar) deputy leader Yasir Arman said the rebel groups of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front will travel to Juba and Ndjamena during the upcoming weeks.

For its part, JEM in a statement about the meeting said that Kiir and Ibrahim besides the issues of peace, discussed the situation of displaced persons and refugees, ways to address the effects of war and the democratic transition in Sudan.


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  • 15 August 05:33, by Joseph Canada

    Hahaha. A blind man giving the other blind man direction. What do you know about peace rather than nepotism, robbery and drinking?

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    • 15 August 10:02, by Midit Mitot

      Joseph Canada & Games,

      I agreed with you guys, it never happen that a blind person can lead another blind men, again, solidarity begin at home, you can solve your own problem before turning your open-ears to others, Am doubting that peace whether it would be injecting well.

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      • 15 August 10:17, by South South

        Midit Mitot,

        Kiir has his own two eyes open and that why he is ruling South Sudan with power. Riek is the real blind man. We have said this to our cousin Nuers that not to mess up with us, but they thought White Army will help them to rule. Riek is welcome to come back to Juba to be second man in the ticket, sweet.

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        • 15 August 10:41, by Kush Natives

          South South,
          You’re not one of them, because our comments collide, disregard that!

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        • 15 August 12:21, by Games

          South South
          Almost all people on this planet are considering you Dinka as a whole as extinction tribe in South Sudan if without Uganda and others groups that Barack Obama administration organize in response to safe your ass from white armed. You are nothing to many Nuer but just opened mouth ungly living creatures

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          • 15 August 14:24, by South South


            Loser like you should shut up and come back to you with tail tucked. Iam in Pagak, come and meet me there, I am waiting.

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          • 15 August 19:41, by Anthony

            Child games

            What the fuck kind of english was that? Jesus christ you grown men need to go back to school(6th grade) and learn how to properly compose a sentence.

            "Extinction tribe" what?? scar face you your tribe cant make the dinka go extinct lol. Maybe in your dreams. Your arab masters helped you massacre them but you died horribly when the dinka launched revenge attacks on you

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            • 15 August 19:47, by Anthony

              anyways, child games.

              Your ugly black ass should just join your mother in fucking the cow(pinnacle of nuer civilization and a sacred tradition)


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        • 15 August 12:31, by jubaone

          South South
          Even idiots have brains, but do they use them effectively? Even monkeys wished they would think, act, dress and talk like human beings but can’t. Jienges die for leadership not cuz they have vision for development, but leadership positions afford them free access to resources without accountability. This is why jiengelands are like shitholes.

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          • 15 August 14:11, by South South


            You got it very right. Leadership in South Sudan belongs to people who fought for South Sudan liberation. You are just a monkey, shut up and follow us to lead you. You get it rats?

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        • 16 August 10:09, by Midit Mitot

          South South,

          Yes Kiir has two eyes to see his food plat, JCE, but he can not reach as far as of mediating other conflict parties somewhere while he never done yet anything in South Sudan.

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    • 15 August 12:38, by jubaone

      Joseph Canada,
      We are very happy that this jienge-nyagat peace crap isn’t working. At least with this war, worthless miscreants cant freely spread like MTN. Otherwise they could be everywhere like cockroaches. Equatorians should simply focus on EQUATEXIT and bring the war to Juba. Cut off all roads, then we smoke them out like rats 🐀.

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      • 16 August 10:16, by Midit Mitot


        If you Equatorians people would have been participated in 2013 war, JCE government officials would have been in exile now but you people thought that the game is belong to Nuer alone.

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  • 15 August 06:15, by Games

    North Sudan suitation are more complex and its needs a someone has negotiation skills other than Salva Kiir. Through my experience that I have been following Salva Kiir Mayardit strategy, especially on how he is running the country. Salva Kiir is naturally not a good thinking person

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  • 15 August 10:17, by Kush Natives

    All of the above commentators are not providing anything rather than their stomach/interest! We should always be here to contribute not distribute.

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