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Salva Kiir continues his visits to Southern Africa region


October 22, 2009 (JUBA) – The First Vice President of Sudan and President of the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has continued his visits to the region of Southern Africa.

Kiir left for Botswana on Wednesday to brief his counter-part on the political developments in Sudan.

He visited the Republic of South Africa and Zimbabwe last week.

Among the list of the Southern Africa countries expected for his visits included South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


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  • 23 October 2009 04:43, by Mzalendo Mwema

    We all wish you safe journey.

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    • 23 October 2009 08:24, by Gatwech

      That is very good. Yeah, the visits are a good education for Kiir to learn how the rest of Africa looks like. He should also not forget to solicit their support for the expected separation of the South from the North.

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      • 23 October 2009 09:46, by murlescrewed

        President Kiir has a well-informed knowledge of Africa. Since joining Anya nya 1 and subsequently SPLA, he has been around Africa working on Dr. Garang’s behalf. It is disrespectful to insinuate that he is on some kind of learning tour. He is there to generate support and cement relations with countries that supported SPLA during the liberation war. Unlike others who went North to look for support, Kiir was always in the trenches fighting a real war. He is a simple man but smart one.

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        • 23 October 2009 13:46, by dinkabordrilledhard

          Foolish cowards must be taught a lesson which will guide them for live. What the mighty naath did in 1991 proved not enough to normalize their code of understanding,so another concentrated dose is more highly recommended to be administered more intensively and expeditiously to win them back from insanity, because with Them actions speak louder than words.

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          • 23 October 2009 17:45, by Khoorayic2

            I guess you may be a head case just like rest of the goons who roam this site, but please try to ask yourself if what you are about to write is in your best interest before you actually proceed next time.

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            • 24 October 2009 07:38, by Gatwech


              You did not understand my point. I mean Kiir should see how other African countries have developed, not how they dig deep treches to hide in during wars.

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      • 23 October 2009 17:29, by Simon Wicheng

        I think President Kiir’s visit to friendly Southern African countries is important at this time as the clock ticks toward refrundum on succession, which hardliners in NCP make not like it to happen without sweating for it.

        Go ahead Mr. president, it is our cause and the people are behind you.

        Simon Wicheng, Brighton, UK

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    • 25 October 2009 11:01, by Gatdit Kol

      It is good for our president to have journey to any African country.His journey will let us have a strong relationship with other Africans.
      And thanks

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  • 23 October 2009 04:48, by maumau

    Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit will make many visits and return home empty, nothing will change from the visit. He must relinguish power to some prominent Southern Sudanese who know how to manage the economy, or else our country will remain in the tail of the world.

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    • 23 October 2009 04:53, by maumau

      Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit will make many visits and return home empty, nothing will change from the visit. He must relinguish power to some prominent Southern Sudanese who know how to manage the economy, or else our country will remain in the tail of the world. He should only be the deputy chief of staff-SPLA where he had been performing well during the liberation struggle.

      I wish him a safe journey and good admiration of buildings and styles of governance of economies of those countries where he is visiting.

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  • 23 October 2009 05:01, by wang

    Wish you all the bests for that Tour will goes very well. And I think that tour will let you to think about your nation and pay more attention for what is going on, on your own yarn where your innocence people die very day for well known cause. Of course Mr. Mugabe Wouldnt give you any good tip of that becuase he is practising the same principles like you and I do in the South Sudan. (One-side favoured).

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    • 23 October 2009 11:07, by Unity first

      It is premature, void and empty to speak about GOSS president Kiir to relinquish power to someone else at this time taking into consideration we are in the crossroad that would determine our destiny as a sovereign state. Everybody knows this would create some kind of instability in our area and that’s exactly what our counterparts are praying for day and night. We need to remain stable and solid during this interim period to prove to the world that we are capable of doing things on our own. However this does not mean that i am gratified with the situation we are going through in the South. Electing a civilian who is educationally capable, politically mature and whose decisions are not guided by tribal considerations is inevitable. We are a young rich nation with a lot of potential. To ensure a prosperous future for us, it would be wish to make use of our intellects instate of our selfish instincts as a twilight that would guide us towards our aspirations. so brothers, please refrain from attacking each other tribally. Lets attack each others as Southerners, but not as Equatorians, Shilluk, Nuer or Dinka

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  • 23 October 2009 05:12, by Time1

    Excellent job mr president, we need to strengthen our ties with african countries and move it to a new level to close cooperations in trade, security and democracy in africa. Also mr president make sure that we have to turn this agreements with sign with fellow african countries into real practise ont he ground not just on papers.

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    • 23 October 2009 06:49, by Pandit

      President Kiir Mayardit is a man of our country. He is working hard to provide inter-relationship of Southern Sudan with Southern African Countries. Im behind 100% to continue his journey to the promise land as Joshua.

      Pandit Kulang Mangar from Bunagok Kuek and Mother from Bor

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  • 23 October 2009 07:39, by DabeJoseph Gale

    Dear Mr. Kiir,
    go out there and learn the system of governance in south Africa and southern Africa as general, where all tribes were invelove in the government . not like your government where all ministries are dominate by Dinakas in Juba even tea places,Cisa smoking,selling of fake Dollars you see Dinkas.i wish you come home with new ideas.

    By Concern South Sudanese

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    • 23 October 2009 08:21, by Gatwech

      Yeah, the visits are a good education for Kiir to learn how the rest of Africa looks like. He should also not forget to solicit their support for separation.

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  • 23 October 2009 09:36, by Critic_Ngueny

    Well done Kiir Mayardit,

    It is good to have many friends rather than having one or two.
    Don,t be worry about the leaders of tomorrow,God has a plan for Southerners in Southern Sudan.

    Khartoum Government is now in dilemma,somebody may ask me why and how?.They signed CPA thinking that it would be like the one which was signed by Joseph Logu and his team in 1972.They did not know that Southerners have acquired Education somewhere.

    I met one of the boys from Northern Sudan this morning in Khartoum and he told me that the election and referendum would not be possible for unknown reason up to now.He refused to talk to me when he realized that I am a great politician from Southern Sudan but not only that,he feared to talk to me when I told him about my tribes.they fear Politicians from Dinka communities.

    Money minded will be talking against Kiir but they will not succeed.Anyway,I don,t even get a single coin from Kiir but he is and he will be my president.Note not that he is a Dinka but.

    He knows what he is doing,He would have gone for green pastures like Dr.R and Dr.L whose minds are full of tribalism.

    Critic_Ngueny from Bor town

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    • 23 October 2009 22:39, by Rambang Deng

      Your Benyluet corrupt tribalist went there empty and will come home empty just like the other typical idiot Dinka back home. His Jiengeweeds are killing Equatorians and I wish he meet his doomed fate there.

      No thanks

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  • 23 October 2009 12:54, by Allyieson Jadden

    Well done. We pray for you to come home safe.Please, continue to keep them inform that we r steps away.
    May God bless South Sudan, & bring unity to our beloved land.We R behind you Mr. Salva

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  • 23 October 2009 14:14, by kingdom

    Good news to hear that, Salva Kiir is gathering opinions and selling policies to countries that have good will to support the CPA.Creating links and friendships is vital indeed, that was how Dr.John Garang managed the SPLM/A for decades,keep on tracing the footsteps.

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    • 24 October 2009 07:32, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

      To the touring

      The touring of Africa by SPLM team is very painful to khartuom Arab element whom where trying to disrupt by coup propaganda through devile taitors in the south who acting against SPLM/A. SPLA/M are Liberation fighters for the Right of indigeneous Africa people.
      Oshay is Arab slave on this site
      never to him, he is devile.

      Ohsay is devile!
      Oshay is devile!
      Oshay is devile! Arab slave will go with them of libertor.

      This is the tone of Liberators
      The Africa greatest Man


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