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S. Sudan’s FVP urges UN to support incoming government

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September 26, 2019 (NEW YORK) – South Sudan’s First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai on Thursday urged United Nations member states to support his country’s incoming government of national unity.

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Taban Deng Gai, South Sudan First Vice President, addresses the 73 session of the UN General Assembly on 28 September 2018 ( UN Photo-Kim Haughton)

“The Transnational Government of National Unity will continue to consolidate peace including preparations for elections at the end of the Transnational Period”, he told the UN General Assembly.

He said with the cooperation of South Sudanese leaders, the East African nation is destined to become a beacon of hope and peace.

“Last year, I stood here representing a country many skeptics had considered was on the brink of deteriorating into violent conflict,” said Gai, adding South Sudan is heading towards lasting peace and stability”.

South Sudan descended into war in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused the country’s former Vice President, Riek Machar of plotting a coup.

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

Although the South Sudanese official attributed success in the ongoing implementation of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement to the engagement of different parties, he urged the international community to support efforts to bring non-signatories “on board”.

He further told the UN General Assembly that the most recent face-to-face meeting between President Kiir and Machar offered an opportunity to deliberate issues and pave the way for the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity by 12 November.

Meanwhile, the South Sudanese First Vice President said the overall security situation in the young nation was stable, citing government’s role in encouraging dialogues at grassroots, regional and national levels, which have made significant strides towards reconciliation and healing among the country’s diverse communities.

He, however, called for a “complementary three-track approach” that included people-to-people peace initiatives, national dialogue and the implementation of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.

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  • 27 September 08:53, by South South

    "Meanwhile, the South Sudanese First Vice President said the overall security situation in the young nation was stable"

    We have support of our neighbors, we have support of IGAD, we have support of AU and we have support of UN. It’s time to focus on the development of our country.

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    • 27 September 09:41, by jubaone

      South South jienge Kaffir
      The jienge regime had and is still having support of multiple international institutions and countries yet it is still like a shithole. Only when total war in Equatoria stops for it to rise up, no meaningful development will EVER take place in the rest of the lazy states. Equitable development only through FEDERALISM/KOKORA and NAS is for that. Anything else is bullshit

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      • 27 September 09:48, by jubaone

        South South jienge Kaffir
        Jienge benydits, bandits, scanners, criminals are only interested in looting SS and run 🏃 away to Kenya or Uganda. Not a single member of the JCE, the Kiirminal with all stolen monies have developed their states. How is development supposed to come when jienge youth don’t want to work but wait for stolen goods and monies from their elders? Just like baboons waiting for..

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        • 27 September 09:54, by jubaone

          ..the maize of the hardworking Equatoria farmers to ripen and only come to pillage and steal. Good that the kiirminal created 32 states so that each peoples go to their respective regions and develop them. But lazy trolls love comfort, eazzy life and bragging and this is only possible in Equatoria. Jienges are terrified of federalism cuz most have no real homes but chaos, anarchy and savagery prev

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          • 27 September 10:02, by jubaone

            ..even the nus-jellaba Taban Gai never developed his native area during his term of office as Gov of Unity State. With the 3-5% of oil revenues, he instead bought companies in UAE,real estate in Uganda and Addis Abeba and at least sponsored the education of several Nuer students. Again our Equatoria is SS, the rest are simply shitholes not fit for human habitation.

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            • 27 September 10:09, by jubaone

              ..Equatoria are drivers and give direction, the rest are simply passengers that can be carried or offloaded at any point in time. Having jienges in the driving seat is like putting him in a cockpit of an aeroplane and letting him fly. No, someone terrified of high altitudes can’t fly. What he needs is simply AK-47. There’s no intelligence needed here.

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      • 27 September 11:17, by South South

        jubaone,

        We don’t have active war in Equatoria right now. UN has just confirmed that this week. Any talk about Equatoria is this or that is just shit talk which doesn’t hold any facts. If you want to live in South Sudan you can do that, only to change from Monkey thinking to human being thinking, it’s that simple like 1, 2, 3.

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      • 28 September 08:27, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        It is not the support of foreigners that count. Governments need support of her population thatKiir government lacks. Where is peace when the peace agreement is not incorporated into national constitution? There is no money for peace implementation with security sector change ignored. This sale of peace message by Taban is Taban- out of place.

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    • 27 September 10:22, by Midit Mitot

      Jubaone,

      If we IO, the real fighters have peace with Juba government, will you Equatorians manage to fight?

      I don,t think, you would have done this, when fighting erupted on 15-16 2013 you should turn-up in big number and fight that dirty regime in Juba but in-vain, you were just laughing at us. How is it now with you forks?

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      • 27 September 12:41, by South South

        Midit Mitot,

        For your information, nothing will come November 2019. Kiir will be your president, Riek will be his vice president. Riek refused to accept the position of vice president in the past, but right now, it seems to me he is ready to take the position of vice president. jubaone is a MONKEY if you want to know.

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        • 27 September 13:16, by Midit Mitot

          South South,

          That,s true, Dr Machar will come back as First Vice President for the fake of our vulnerable communities and Salva Kiir still the president.

          But to be clear, we IO are not fighting for Riek Machar position, then why Kiir and Malong have killed innocents people in 2013? this is our concern, they would have eliminate only Machar if it was a real politics.

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          • 27 September 13:33, by South South

            Midit Mitot,

            We need to forget and forgive in order to move our country forward.

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          • 27 September 13:39, by james john luka

            Midiit Mitot,
            Remember that similar incident of 91 which was denied by Riek as not his orders. The same thing will be said by Kiir and Malong when ask them. Move on for the sake of those innocents as you put it and forget the past.

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            • 27 September 16:05, by Midit Mitot

              South South & James John Luka,

              I concurs with you guys, the only thing will take us forward is reconciliation and forgiveness forget what ever happened.

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  • 27 September 15:01, by lino

    Still a weak speech as no mention of hold out groups!!! It should be mentioned if you are thinking of National Peace and security in the country!!!
    We don’t know what country they are talking about!!! South Sudanese leaders always are shortcomings in thinking and messages!!! Maybe the country they meant is only the Government of National Unity!!! Hahaa.

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