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Resolve outstanding issues before new government: SPLM-IO

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October 9, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has urged parties that signed the peace agreement to resolve all outstanding issues before the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) on November 12.

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Mabior John Garang de Mabior (File photo MC Clatchy Newspapers)

In a statement issued Monday, the SPLM-IO’s head of information and public relations, Mabior Garang de Mabior, said an amicable solution to outstanding issues is key to facilitate the formation of a national unity government.

"The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-opposition (SPLM-IO) would like to state for the record that a coerced peace will never prevail in South Sudan and forming the transitional government of national unity under a false pretext that we shall discuss the outstanding issues as a unity government is a mockery of justice," said Mabior.

He said outstanding issues include implementation of the transitional security arrangements and the number and boundaries of states.

Mabior, however, stressed that the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement be government by the transitional constitution.

According to the peace accord, the National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) is supposed to draft and complete the constitutional bill within 21 days upon the agreement’s signing.

The NCAC was established under Chapter 1 Article 13 of the Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS).

Meanwhile, the armed opposition movement said it would continue observing the ceasefire agreement agreed upon by all the warring parties, stressing that this should not be viewed as a “weakness”.

“In light of the recent statements by President Salva Kiir at the prayers in J1, the ominously similar statements of the UN Special Envoy, the unserious utterances of the Minister of Information of President Salva Kiir and the counter insurgency tactics of the regime’s security organs, a clear indication that peace has collapsed,” said Mabior.

“The SPLM/SPLA (IO) shall not be responsible for the obvious outcome and we reserve the natural right of self-defense,” he stressed.

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

In September last year, 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 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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  • 10 October 08:29, by Malakal county Simon

    Further extensions of 6 months or year, is possible

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    • 10 October 09:02, by Midit Mitot

      Keys things need to be done first before the formation of National Government are as follows,

      1. To train unify forces (protection forces)
      2. Revision of states and their boundaries,
      3. Well security arrangement.

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      • 10 October 10:18, by Malakal county Simon

        What about reconstitute the current the constitution to abolish the useless presidential decree, is this not one of them?? If not, this need to be add as well

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  • 10 October 10:28, by deng

    We want peace ,and we as citizens will accept if IO and government plan to extend the formation R-TGoNU for more six months without interrupting the cease fire, then continue implement the peace process.

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    • 10 October 12:36, by The Rhino

      Deng,

      In the past,many peace agreements were signed by these two belligerents(Kiir and Machar),the agreements were immediately broken or violated b’cos of lack of seriousness and political will to stop the carnage in this country.Now this last peace agreement itself was unexpectedly extended for 6 months to give more time for implementation,but till now little was achieved and the main sticking..

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      • 10 October 12:44, by The Rhino

        Deng,

        ..points (security, number of states among others) remain unresolved.Question!..why would South Sudanese further tolerate more fucking extensions if these savages(primarily Dinka) are not serious enough to implement what they’ve signed for?Shit,implement your fucking peace and get the hell out of Equatoria!

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        • 10 October 13:18, by jubaone

          Rhino,
          Even if the extension were made, the current lineup of unified army is split between jienges and Nuers. Equatorians are to wait at the table-side for leftovers? NO. We Equatorians are making our own table in our own lands and we DO NOT need them. Equatexit or death. They can get out of Equatoria. It is either us or them, no midway solutions.

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          • 10 October 13:31, by jubaone

            Rhino,
            Jienges cant think that they would go scott free after all the atrocities in Equatoria. They are not and have never been remorseful and have no contrition. They can be happy, we havent "yet" got the guns, but God forbid, we shall do unto them, as they unto us. For every action, there´s an equal reaction.

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          • 10 October 14:23, by The Rhino

            Jubaone,

            Exactly! Equatoria for Equatorians,with or without peace!Those foolish Equatorians who are still supporting or fighting for Kiir and Machar are just wasting their time.They’ve been used so far like toilet papers.Equatorian fighters must decamp and instead join NAS or any other Equatorian led movement/armed struggle.The mysterious assassination of Martin Kenyi and others by nyagats and...

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            • 10 October 14:32, by The Rhino

              Jubaone,

              ..the targeted elimination by NSS of IG are good examples that should’ve signaled Equatorians to abandon IO or IG and search for the right armed group that represents them.Equatorians have many legitimate reasons and capacity to unite under one umbrella and face those savages.Only us Equatorians,we can save and protect ourselves and our territories, full stop!

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              • 10 October 20:21, by jubaone

                Rhino
                Great. Equatorians would be real shitholes, if they entrusted their security into the hands of jienges or nyagats. NO. It’s about our "EQUATORIAN AGENDA".Yes, they all must know that we shall never again cuddle, schmooze and wipe their shitholes. Equatoria must take charge of itself whether in a federal system or break up. Jienges and nyagateen have their oil,they can drink it.

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        • 10 October 13:33, by deng

          The Rhino

          This tribal mentality leads to disastrous consequences , your dream will not come to pass in this way if you continue generalizing Dinka instead of criticize the government alone, let us work for peace and not tribal war as you are doing on line. Change is a continuous process

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          • 10 October 14:50, by The Rhino

            Deng,

            Listen,Kiir,&your uncles(JCE) and many of your old fucking politicians jammed in every ministry here in Juba are tribal,NOT The Rhino,Jubaone or Eastern.We are only reacting to your disgusting tribal attitudes.Have you ever asked yourself why many Equatorians working with NGOs in your god forsaken luaks were targeted?..was/is that not fucking Dinka tribal mentality?Check yourself idiot!

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          • 10 October 19:53, by Joseph Canada

            Deng, first off all Equatorians are made of many tribes. So talking about having Equatoia means having an independent region for those many tribes. On the other side, having rulled by elders of one tribe (JCE)and army from Dinka is what defines the blanket you want to put on us. No need for that Deng. No need. The solution to this Country is to have regions go for now then we can have a referendum

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            • 10 October 19:59, by Joseph Canada

              Continue.. we can have referendum later when every region is calm down and started worrying about development and the welfare of its people. That’s the only way South Sudan will come to be the best Nation. If this is not happening, innocent people will continue to disappear, unknown gunmen will rise, tensions will keep on going (specially Nuer and Dinka will Never live as one. Never.

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              • 10 October 20:08, by Joseph Canada

                Continue. Specially after the massacre of Nuer people in Juba. No one will Never forget that. Remember that killing was to revenge what happened in Bor in 1991? You think it will just go like that? We in Equatoria at least have civility to forgive and move on as long as the land is given back to the owners. Nuer Won’t. And unfortunately Juba will still be the slaughter ground. We can’t do this.

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          • 10 October 20:39, by jubaone

            Rhino
            Who is this piece of jienge shit 💩 trying to lecture to Equatorians the consequences of tribalism? Equatorians have coexisted peacefully as diverse ethnicities. Jienges or nyagats are homogeneous and have, and can’t coexist peacefully with other ethnicities. They must be left alone and have no fucking business interrupting out "Equatorian Way of Life". We’re best without them.

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  • 10 October 10:52, by Mike Mike

    What is the logic behind of extending the formation of the government of national unity every now and then?.i don’t want this chance to be missed again because of the minor issues highlighted above by those of SPLM- IO.Issue of States,Unified army should not be a big issue to extend the formation of the government for another six months. If it happen again there must be a big deal behind all this.

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    • 10 October 11:30, by Eastern

      Mike Mike,

      The outstanding issues are NOT MINOR at all - they are the gist of the agreement. Once these outstanding issues are not sorted out, forget about peace any time soon! There is no any other big deal than sorting out these issues and the regime meets the bill!

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      • 10 October 12:56, by The Rhino

        Eastern,

        Kiir and his tribal vermin the JCE don’t want peace in South Sudan.Armed groups must be ready to tackle this bloodsuckers with sticks and carrots,..good suggestion is GUNs and dialogue.If there were excruciating pressure from all armed groups, the rotten tribal gov’t in Juba would long be on its knees begging for peaceful solutions!

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  • 10 October 10:59, by Mike Mike

    The parties who signed this peace accord must be preparing themselves for the resumption of another war. They are not ready at this stage to implement what they have signed before in Ethiopia. They wanted to take people back to war which is against our will as mere civilians.

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