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U.S. envoy urges S. Sudanese parties to renounce violence


September 21, 2019 (NEW YORK) - South Sudanese parties not signatory to the revitalized accord should renounce violence and seek political resolution, a top United States diplomat said.

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The US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Kelly Craft (Reuters)

Kelly Craft, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations told the Security Council Wednesday that parties which signed the agreement should engage with its non-signatories in a "non-violent" manner.

“Despite ongoing activity that contradicts the letter and the spirit of the Revitalized Agreement, the United States believes there is still time for the parties to move closer to peace before November’s political deadline,” she said.

In September 2018, South Sudan’s rival factions signed a peace agreement to end the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over 2 million people in the country.

The power-sharing arrangements under the deal were supposed to take effect on May 12, but the process was delayed by six months until November 12 as both sides disagreed on security arrangements.

The senior US diplomat, however, called on South Sudan’s leaders to agree to the terms for security arrangements and to resolve the critical issue of the number and boundaries of states in South Sudan.

“We also urge them to formally establish the Hybrid Court in partnership with the African Union (AU), whose role in the peace process – along with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) – we support,” she stressed.

Craft further urged South Sudan’s leaders to recommit themselves to ensuring a full and meaningful role for women in the mechanism of the revitalized peace agreement and the transitional government.

Meanwhile, the US envoy welcomed the recent meeting between President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar in Juba.

She, however, stressed that to build confidence in the peace process, engagement focused on tangible outcomes is still needed.

“Unfortunately, the peace process in South Sudan has focused too much on (the) dialogue between political elites and too little on the suffering of the people of South Sudan,” noted Craft.

South Sudan descended into war in mid-December 2013 when Kiir accused Machar of plotting a coup.


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  • 22 September 09:37, by Eastern

    All that said falls on deaf ears; the majority should have their say and form their national unity government come November 12, 2019. The othe South Sudanese stakeholders locked out in the cold SHOULD USE ANY OTHER MEANS available to them to claim their country - these include negotiations, armed insurrection, etc....Every South Sudanese has a stake in the land called South Sudan..!

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    • 22 September 12:07, by jubaone

      The SS can no longer be sustained as a country let alone a nation state. The only thing left is, break it up and let the majority do what they want with their share and let the minorities do theirs. We must now focus how to consolidate EQUATEXIT anything else is just jienge bullshit. NAS,PDM,SDNMC should focus on how to quit than try to reform a rotten state- and nationhood.

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      • 22 September 13:42, by South South

        Just talk like a real monkey and that is all. South Sudan is in our hands and any monkey who will act stupidly will pay heavy prices. South Sudan will remain united as a nation by force or by all means, take your shit talk to monkey.

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        • 22 September 21:42, by jubaone

          South South Jienge kaffir
          Tailless jienge baboons ofcourse have sharp teeth, but are terrified once you hit an empty tin. No decent Equatorian will run away from a naked jienge savage. We shall ensure that while you fight, your jiengestans degenerate into nonhabitable shitholes. You have no choice but remain a hopeless food refugee.

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        • 22 September 22:16, by jubaone

          South South Jienge kaffir
          As long as the jienge kiirminal remains as Juba mayor and is terrified of freely moving around like all MTM coward savages, I’m fine with that. The kiirminal and jienges are not a threat, most are already refugees outside SS like you. The rest are interested in looting and sustaining their families than fighting. Only thrash nyor idiots as foot soldiers are sent to die.

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      • 22 September 21:30, by Kush Natives

        Kelly Craft is referring to you as to denounce violence, the peace partners are not talking shit about peace except you. The diaspora opposition groups are the ones fueling the continuation of violence in South Sudan. Those armed opposition on the ground knows the difference between war and peace.

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    • 22 September 13:39, by South South

      Wrong, only those who love South Sudan and fought for it will be considered first, the rest are not that important. Maybe you are still looking for your mother who has gone to "KARAMA", Give her some time to enjoy herself.

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      • 22 September 13:45, by Eastern

        South South,

        In your tiny head if you continue nursing the idea of those who will ’consider’ for others in South Sudan, get ready for the rude awakening....EVERY South Sudanese is a stakeholder and must take part in deciding the destinay of the BUS South Sudan Co. Ltd...!

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        • 22 September 13:50, by South South

          Wrong, NAS and its monkeys have nothing to say in November when we form our government, unless they put down their a little guns and come back to Juba. This shit called stakeholders of South Sudan has been left out long time ago. We work with majority only, not with terrible tiny minorities.

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          • 22 September 15:19, by Eastern

            South South,

            Now the tiny minority has refused to work with you, what else do you majority and uniformed do other than go ahead and do the the needful - leave the tiny minority to their own devices...!

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            • 22 September 18:10, by South South

              If the tiny terrible minorities refuse to join govenment in Juba, they will continue to live with their monkeys somewhere else, but not South Sudan. Thomas Cirillo has already chosen Addis with stolen money from SPLA.

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          • 22 September 20:24, by The Rhino

            South South,

            You jienge skunk!Listen,NAS is here to stay, whether you like it or not!Just a matter of time,..your stepfather Kiir will be captured alive and hang upside down.Same thing to your uncles the JCE bloodsuckers, they’ll all face their fates and end up like roasted roaches, done!

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  • 22 September 16:37, by Eastern

    South Sudan does not have a known loacl source for salt, as long as the monkeys have salt for their for food (game meat, etc), the majority are free to continue importing their choice items from wherever they know...!

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    • 22 September 21:00, by Eastern

      The math remains, .....Dinka = Nuer^(x, y’ z); x= free food, unwevering allegiance...

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