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South Sudan blasts calls to place country under UN trusteeship


January 22, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government said on Wednesday it categorically rejects calls to place the country under the trusteeship of the United Nations, arguing that such suggestions, even if genuine, undermines authority of a sovereign state.

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South Sudan’s then vice-president Riek Machar (L) and president Salva Kiir pay their respects at John Garang’s Mausoleum, during the celebration of the second anniversary celebrations of South Sudan’s independence in the capital, on 9 July 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Andreea Campeanu)

“There is no reason to place a sovereign state under [trusteeship of] an organization. There is no justification. Already there is a strong leadership with a strong political will to properly manage the affairs of this nation, South Sudanese foreign affairs and international cooperation minister”, Barnaba Marial Benjamin told Sudan Tribune Wednesday.

Minister Marial was reacting to views suggesting putting the country under the United Nations mandate until such time when it would be able to effectively and efficiently runs it affairs.

“These suggestions undermine authority of a sovereign state and no country would accept such views”, he said.

The US former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Herman Cohen said at an Op-ed on ‘African Arguments‘ this month that the ruling Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) has no ability to govern the country particularly given the lack of infrastructure, education, private investment and institutions.

"In the Belgian Congo, the UN Security Council imposed its tutelage on the newly independent nation within a few months of independence, and the small number of educated Congolese intellectuals accepted it without complaint," Cohen wrote in his piece titled ‘South Sudan should be placed under UN trusteeship to aid development of viable self-government’. ’

"It would be a shame if current cease-fire talks among the South Sudanese warlords resulted in another crude arrangement to share the oil wealth among the corrupt former fighters, with the general population seeing zero benefits. The cease-fire should be followed by a major debate in the UN Security Council establishing a UN mandate over South Sudan similar to the one established for the Congo in 1960" he said.

G. Pascal Zachary, a professor at Arizona State University wrote in the New York Times (NYT) that the US "has the moral authority and the tactical resources to administer South Sudan for the multi-year period required to build a political culture that will yield stable and authentic self-determination".

Speaker of South Sudan National Legislative Assembly, Magok Rundial said much as the country cooperates with the international community, it is unjustifiable to talk about placing an independent country under United Nations.

“I think people with such views are ignorant of the international rules and regulations. South Sudan is an independent country and I have never heard before that a sovereign country should be placed under an organization. What for?”, asked Rundial at Juba international Airport en route to Uganda.

The speaker, who spoke to Sudan Tribune during an exclusive interview, said he was traveling to Uganda so that he could personally congratulate the Ugandan parliamentarians for approving the deployment of their soldiers to help the government fight the rebels.

“I am going to Uganda to physically congratulate the leadership of the government of Uganda, their parliament and the Ugandan people on the approval of the deployment of their soldiers to come and help our army fight these rebels who wants to remove the democratically elected government”, said Rundial.

Lual Bol Kuan, spokesperson for South Sudanese business community accused global community of double standards, claiming United Nations was collaborating with rebels than working with the legitimate government.

“These people, the people who are calling for placement of this country under the United Nations have hidden agenda. We already know this. They want our resources, especially the oil”, Kuan claimed in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

Kuan, however, called on the international community to put pressure on the rebel group to stop fighting, saying the government is ready to engage in a process of dialogue mainly aiming at implementing peace initiative of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states.

“Our people need encouragement to engage in sincere and honest talk. We need the international community to put enough pressure on the rebel group to accept signing the ceasefire without preconditions. Our people need the United Nations in South Sudan to truly show sense of impartiality. There should be fairness in their activities and operations. They should not behave as if they are a different government inside another government”, said Kuan.

Mark Nyipuoc, deputy speaker of the national legislative Assembly told Sudan Tribune said he was not surprised by the suggestions and accused some western countries of working to disintegrate the new nation based on the tribal lines allegedly to advance their interests.

“These are some of the irresponsible and provocative statements based on nothing but hatred against this government. The future of this country is in the hands of South Sudanese people. Now what is the reason these people wants a sovereign state to be placed under an organization”, asked Nyipuoc without elaborating.


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  • 23 January 2014 06:08, by Mi diit

    Shame on Salva Kiir for making South Sudan a failed state despite the great potentials in human and material resources. Down, down, Salva Kiir!!!

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    • 23 January 2014 06:10, by Mi diit

      Look at incompetent kiir’s gloomy face in the picture, looking totally brainless.

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      • 23 January 2014 06:16, by Mi diit

        Family members of parliament speaker Magok Rundial were killed by Kiir’s agents simply because he is a Nuer and yet he still serves in this rogue government, congratulating foreign army for invading one tribe in another country. What a confused bunch of stooges and sell-outs.

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        • 23 January 2014 06:41, by hellonearth

          MI DIIT
          Don’t Worry, those useless Human Vultures and parasite will pay for their selfishness. they will die of guilt that they will feel soon. such people shouldn’t be killed but let them be. Shameless to them all including Simon Kun whose men were killed in front of him and he did nothing. they will die of shame soon

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        • 23 January 2014 06:43, by viper

          death to Americans and internal traitors. such suggestions are only meant to come and loot the country and in the end, leave it devastated like Congo. iam sure the world will see the true colours of Jieng in those suggestions. we liberated this country and we don’t want the country to just disappear in the hands of international looters like UN

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          • 23 January 2014 06:49, by viper

            Dr Benjamin should not just start blasting at those traitors without acting as the foreign minister. there is a need to change the direction from western block to eastern block. leave the west guys and go to east. Russia and China are ready waiting for us open handed. why just talking in Juba? go to Moscow and Beijing and u will see the change of equations

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        • 23 January 2014 07:56, by LL Reuben

          Mi diit,
          Relax, nothing of that sort is going to be implemented in RSS. Think about your idol Riek and his pro-disaster forces who are cornered everywhere in RSS. There are no breathing rooms, remember what we’ve been telling you. You started the war betting on the backing of the US and UK but you know there in no way in hell they’re going to drop bombs on the Dinka and the rest of...

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          • 23 January 2014 08:00, by LL Reuben

            South Sudanese. They can only use the UN to provide logistics and all kind of support but as you can see now we’re grilling the UN for their dubious work. The tools the UN provided to you in Bor in particular were destroyed by SPLA in the course of a 3 weeks fighting. Majority of your teenagers in the so-called “white army” got killed; you ran out of fuels, UPDF provided surveillance to SPLA...

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            • 23 January 2014 08:03, by LL Reuben

              forces and the activities of your ally the UN were thwarted before they form into a shape. And the result was that some of the remaining of your fighters rushes back to their villages – SPLA victory.And while Riek is feasting on raw meat with his idol Dak Kueth in some dungeon in the corridors of Akobo County, the future of your fighters is clearly bleak. The remaining of your fighters...

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              • 23 January 2014 08:05, by LL Reuben

                scattered in the bushes of RSS have begin to embark on suicide like missions because of hunger, this at least is inspiration to a fool like you because you think they are still fighting when they’re in essences just trying to rob foods.

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              • 23 January 2014 10:06, by Tutbol

                No how much S Sudanese defend its own self from the maurading Europeans into our, the boys/girls who; that have been used by the so-called jsws, Arabs, British ,..their France is an evil—terrorist---France, the juus; are more evil than other countries.

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    • 23 January 2014 06:18, by Deng II

      You can cry the way you want, Riek Machar is never going to become president. There will no other forgiving to him this time.

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    • 23 January 2014 06:22, by omoni jr.

      Barnaba marial is well known liar of kiir government,
      South sudan is Not ready to govern itself because of kiir tribal mindset. In the world ,there is No government that killed and targeted its own citizens,if Not only SPLA/M of kiir in south sudan.

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      • 23 January 2014 06:23, by dinkdong

        Syria of Bashar Al Asad

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      • 23 January 2014 06:47, by Paul Chadrack

        that is the right idea, our corrupt politicians if left to continue ruling this nation nothing will be seen like growth. un must take over urgently.

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    • 23 January 2014 07:13, by Malou Manyiel

      That is impossible,
      Even when there are mistakes in our government, still we are independence state who will be capable in managing our own affairs. Placing South Sudan under UN trusteeship is unacceptable. It is better to eat mush-room in freedom than to eat meat slavery.

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      • 23 January 2014 07:49, by dinkdong

        Either you are one of them who have been looting the country for million of dollars or simply an ignorant who don’t mind about what this government has been doing for the last 8 years. Can you tell me how few became millionaires in a matter of 8 years and neglected the country without a single tarmac road that run through it? Before this country reach down the hill, let’s support the UN trusteeshi

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      • 23 January 2014 13:09, by Tiger

        Lol.why hasn’t the UN place Syria,Somalia and those country with war under their trusteeship,why place SS just because of it’s resources,that’s a big joke.

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    • 23 January 2014 08:24, by Tong dut

      Riek is a man you can not understanding, complicated animal,why to fight use election only.

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    • 23 January 2014 08:31, by Tutbol

      S Sudan to be placed under their juus-US-UN govt? good luck! The US with with it usual evil Britain intrigues have think that everybody on earth ist their fool & that they can hedge anyone in in the world according to their world’s view. Good to them once again, but other nations don’t share their evil intrigues...many S Sudanese think so.

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  • 23 January 2014 06:14, by Deng II

    How Congo look now after its place its to trusteeship? UN lead by moron Moon can do and say any thing to stay in SS.

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  • 23 January 2014 06:17, by dinkdong

    If there is any thing that will replace this government peacefully, I will go for it. The government is corrupted starting from Kiir to governors and all other civil servant workers. I support the idea of placing S. Sudan under the "trusteeship of the United Nations." That’s where we will start seeing the glimpses of development in the country.

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    • 23 January 2014 06:25, by Deng II

      Man, think progressiveness. do u see Congo that placed to trusteeship developed now? I greed with you that the Government lead by Kiir is a dumpster place where homeless pick up things randomly with no questions ask.

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      • 23 January 2014 06:36, by Malakal county Simon

        Kiir should be held accountable for the all the mess we are going through today in our country.... Kiir has betrayed South Sudanese people’s by inviting foreigner to fight on his side, against his own people’s .... I also support the calls by the UN to put South Sudan as trusteeship State, because Kiir is no longer legitimate president, but a illegitimate president which will soon attend the ICC!!

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  • 23 January 2014 07:11, by Jalaby

    I told you before, if the negative development continues then the south will be under International Custody!
    I don’t see any light for hope at the end of the tunnel as Machar put new condition for cease fire, he wants Ugandan troop out first, I believe Kiir will never ever accept that because it’s clear that Dinka cannot confront Nuer by

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    • 23 January 2014 07:16, by Jalaby

      their own!
      Even during the fighting against Khartoum and before the separation, Ethiopian army was fighting with them against SAF during Mangesto time and when Mangesto suddenly escaped and fled the country during the night like any coward leader, Dinka wasted no time and begged idiot Museveni to support and fight with them SAF, it was exactly the same situation as

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      • 23 January 2014 07:22, by Jalaby

        now, Nuer are fighting Dinka & Ugandan army and SAF was doing the same, ironically, at the end Dinka attributed the victory to themselves and ignored the Ugandan army!!
        In the other hand, Kiir put new funny condition, he wants peace and will sign peace agreement but without Machar, he doesn’t want to see Machar’s face again!!

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        • 23 January 2014 07:32, by viper

          rest assured that our country will not be under that so called U.N. no matter what. second to that, you the Arab-want-to be of Khartoum sided with Riek that time and in the end, you were defeated till Riek came back in 2002 bowing on his own knee begging for forgiveness. he was forgiven and brought as the second person in power. when relieved, he resorted to Ngundeng false propeshies sayi

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          • 23 January 2014 07:40, by viper

            he want to rule. in his one month rebellion, he has burned down Bor, Malakal, looted everything, killed the old and the young. Jieng has never decided to wipe out the Nuers in the country, had they done so, it could have been very easy. look at the map of this country and look at the areas of Jieng! start from Biemnhom, Panruu, Melut, Renk, Akoka, Baliet. the Nuers are just closed in and if we te

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            • 23 January 2014 07:46, by viper

              tell our kins in upper Nile to close them in and then march from Bahr el Ghazal in our millions, do you think that mission will not succeed? in Jieng, we have a word (Kongkooc) if we later suspend that word, I think the whole world will regret. we use to consider the Nuers as innocent people who do not know what the do because they are always driven by ( wanathiin) without aims

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              • 23 January 2014 07:51, by viper

                a matter of time. Riek will soon beg for another forgiveness. we fought for this country against the jalabbas and the war against u was greater than this simple one of untrained looters.

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                • 23 January 2014 08:35, by Jalaby

                  Mr. Viper,
                  I really feel sorry for you, is this the country you have been fighting and dream for so long?
                  Why hiring Ugandan troop and Darfourian gangsters to fight with you? what type of a country that hires mercenaries to fight with them?!
                  You’re failed country and will remain failed because nothing collects you guys!!

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                  • 23 January 2014 13:00, by viper

                    even T-Chad in 2006 allowed the French forces to carry out operations against the rebels who went deep into NDjamena, why feel sorry when our brothers the wewes send their military advisors to our country? Sudan was also hiring Iraqis in 1990s to fight us around Juba here, so where is the problem here? this is just a temporary agreement.

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                    • 23 January 2014 13:28, by Jalaby

                      Hiring Iraqis? why Iraq in particular?!
                      Well, John Garang claimed before that SAF was hiring Iranians to fight with them SPLA and he was asked to show his proof, he said we captured one Iranian but he died and we buried him! Garang simply failed to prove his claim and turned out to be a liar and now you’re saying Iraqis?

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                      • 23 January 2014 13:36, by Jalaby

                        if we hire then we won’t hire Iraqis because their white color skins could easily expose them to the enemy but we would rather go for people who look exactly like us such as:Somalians, Eritreans, Ethiopians, etc but we won’t go as far as Iraq while we have our neighbors look exactly like us and very cheap to hire compare to Iraqis and Arab people!

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                        • 23 January 2014 13:45, by Jalaby

                          so your friends just sent you militarist advisers but not tangs,weapons,jet fighters,troops,etc then why you didn’t negate them when they claim liberating Bor before even SPLA announcing it?
                          Your boss Garang accused us of hiring Iranians and now you’re accusing us of hiring Iraqis and you only brought militarist advisers!
                          You Dinka people are no good except in lying

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                          • 23 January 2014 15:18, by viper

                            i was saying this man because you were so scared to see the ugandan military advisers in our country. we are not the only country to host foreign troops. T_Chad has done it as i already told you. Saudi Arabia is currently under US protectorate, why do people see it as a strange thing when in our country? middle East is now full of US army just because of the threats of Iran and former Iraq.

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        • 23 January 2014 07:59, by Mohammed Ali 2

          It seems thia the Israeli plan for SS.Cohen is a Jew excuting US policy in the interest of Israel.Why now you say SPLA is not capable.Is it a new discovery that the SPLA is capable or uncapable? They made us waring for decades, now Southerners are killing themselves for Israel to take over the land in the name of the UN, not the pple.NO WAY!

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        • 23 January 2014 15:11, by Rommel

          I know I shouldn’t laugh at the intellectually emaciated and the mentally sick, but you are absolutely hilarious. There’s not a single historian that contends that Mengistu’s Ethiopia ever deployed troops into Sudan at any point, in any battles against the SAF.

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          • 23 January 2014 15:14, by Rommel

            Please provide evidence for your claims. Otherwise your perspective *will* become skewed due to bias. Until you do, we can’t have an intelligent debate on this topic. You simply convince yourself of things irrational. You should make sure you have expert sources who can affirm your assertions, that you are prepared to present - on demand.

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            • 23 January 2014 15:19, by Rommel

              Mengistu’s Ethiopia provided us with supplies, weapons, ammunition and training grounds but it NEVER actually engaged the SAF in any combat capacity or scenario. Please provide evidence that would affirm your contention that Ethiopian soldiers ever battled the SAF on behalf of the SPLA.

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              • 23 January 2014 15:25, by Rommel

                There’s also absolutely no evidence that Ugandan soldiers ever battled the SAF in South Sudan. If you would like to stick to your bovine assertions, please do provide evidence from reputable, impartial historians. Your posts consist of conspiracy theory, propaganda, neurotic obession and pseudoscience, everything but history. You are fond of imaginary conspiracies, my child.

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                • 23 January 2014 15:28, by Rommel

                  Your posts inform on the assumption that an idea, once imagined, must exist as a physical reality, simply because it is imagined. I wish you were more interested in addressing historical facts rather than being a shameless historical revisionist engaging in distortion, but if you insist that I address your nonsense, very well....

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                  • 23 January 2014 15:33, by Rommel

                    Aren’t you from that country in which well over a quarter of a million people have died in a place called Darfur!? If South Sudan is a failed State because of this latest bout of violence, what then are we to make of Darfur!? I suspect that you’re as innumerate as you are ignorant and obnoxious...

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                    • 23 January 2014 15:36, by Rommel

                      ..But surely even you can understand that the deaths of more than a quarter of a million people is infinitely worse than what is now transpiring in South Sudan. You have lost no less than a quarter of a million people in Darfur, and have had millions displaced as a consequence. I sense a slow wit, that can’t grasp irony.

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                      • 23 January 2014 15:37, by Rommel

                        According to institutions of international significance, including the world’s quintessential political institution — the UN... your government engaged in a brutal campaign of ethnic determined violence that claimed over a quarter of a million innocent lives.

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                        • 23 January 2014 15:40, by Rommel

                          Say what you will about South Sudan, but we have not killed more than a quarter of a million people in state sanctioned tribal violence. The U.N. and other institutions of international significance claim that half a million people died in Darfur. Have we done that in the South!? The answer: NO!

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                          • 23 January 2014 15:41, by Rommel

                            Say what you will about South Sudan, but we have not killed at least a quarter of a million people in state sanctioned tribal violence. The U.N. and other institutions of international significance claim that half a million people died in Darfur. Have we done that in the South!? The answer: NO!

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                            • 23 January 2014 15:46, by Rommel

                              Let’s reprise what we’ve learned so far, ladies, gentlemen and half-wit, deluded Arab supremacists: Sudan has experienced the worst case of ethnic-determined violence since the Rwandan genocide.

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  • 23 January 2014 07:24, by Konan

    Thanks a lot SPLM/A because of you South Sudan becomes an easy and open gate to recolonization of African countries. Western looters are coming back aiming at the old Sudan resources. Do you remember guys once I mentioned here that sooner SS will be placed under UN mandate. A Western Embassy in Juba helped Machar to flee on the first day, Ugandan troops entered on the next day(Conspiracy Theory).

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  • 23 January 2014 07:29, by Kim Deng

    In 1908-10, the British sought to end the Nuer occupation toward Dinkaland and established control over the area. A new border between the Nuer and Dinka was established at the favor of Dinka at Duk Padiet, fifty miles north of Kongor, and the Ghol, Ric, and Nyarraweng were awarded about four thousand aquare miles of territory they had previously lost during Nuer expansion.

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  • 23 January 2014 07:32, by Kim Deng

    Although a substantial portion of this grant represented an uninhabited no-man’s-land between the Nuer and the Dinka, the Nuer were also required to relinquish territory under active occupation. The Nuer undoubtedly viewed the transfer as a government-sponsored Dinka invasion.

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    • 23 January 2014 08:01, by Wicdail

      Kirr and thugs have only two choices: (1) Let Kirr resolve the current government and resign after that. (2) Or the UN will force him (Kirr) to leave and the UN trusteeship will take place.

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  • 23 January 2014 07:58, by Jalaby

    As it was expected by anyone who knows the history and nature of South Sudan, the south will fail to be stable country because it lacks the basic and essential elements to form a real country!!
    Since you guys failed and will continue to fail yourself, please choose the right solution for the south future:

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    • 23 January 2014 08:10, by Jalaby
      The south should remain under UN trusteeship
      The south should remain under Museveni’s Custody
      The south should remain under Bashir’s Custody

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      • 23 January 2014 08:29, by Nibs

        This fellow called Lual Bol Kuan, why is he always talking on political issues?

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      • 23 January 2014 08:33, by Konan

        Niliotic people are tough and fierce worriers by nature. I believe they will never accept or tolerate colonization under whatsoever circumstances, they would rather accept the division of SS between their tribes. Ironically, both solutions are ridiculous. Generally, states from armies, in SS the army formed the state, i.e. no army no state.

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      • 23 January 2014 09:18, by omoni jr.

        I agree with you man,south sudan will never stand by its own feed under salva kiir leadership,we really regret for saparation, if we knew it will be like somalia we would had done something to destroyed the referendum in 2011.

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        • 23 January 2014 11:02, by Konan

          omoni jr.
          We raise our turbans to you, you are the only Southerner who has the guts to express the naked truth about separation, but it’s too late my friend. Should this anarchy continue, SS will witness more separations resulting in many miniature semi states and eventually annexed by strong greedy neighbours, whether you like it or not.

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        • 23 January 2014 12:08, by Jalaby

          Omoni jr,
          Believe me you’re not alone but many southerners regretted the separation but it’s too late, tribal fanaticism (people see nothing but their tribe only) is extremely high in the south add to that the factors of the locked south country, the richness of the diversity in the south (different language, different ethnicity,etc),

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          • 23 January 2014 12:16, by Jalaby

            I said this many time and time, the collapse of Addis Ababa agreement not because Khartoum breached the agreement and put it in the garbage, there is no one single reason that makes Khartoum breaches the agreement and ignites the war again after the south lived in peace for 10 years since the agreement was signed in 1972 and till Dinka rebelled again in 1983 when the

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            • 23 January 2014 12:24, by Jalaby

              democratic election in the south brought Equatorians to rule with clear mandate, the south should be divided into 3 regions instead of one as Addis Ababa agreement was stated before and that led Dinka to rebel because dividing the south into 3 regions will end their control over the south and they will rule only Bahr elGhazal region where they pose a majority

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              • 23 January 2014 12:31, by Jalaby

                over there but not the case for the other 2 regions of Upper Nile and Equatoria.
                Just make a quick comparison between Addis Ababa agreement and Nivasha agreement and you will see the big difference and which one worked better for the nation of the south & Sudan in general!
                At least Addis Ababa agreement was able to bring peace in the south and Sudan for 10 years

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                • 23 January 2014 12:38, by Jalaby

                  while Nivasha agreement never brought peace to the south since the south separated from north in 2011, don’t count the peace time since Nivasha was singed in 2005 till 2011 because that considers to be Addis Ababa agreement 2 becuase the situation was exactly the same after Addis Ababa agreement was signed, the south got its autonomy and semi independent state

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                  • 23 January 2014 12:48, by Jalaby

                    but they still with Sudan, the south ruled itself by itself and they had almost a full control over the south and share with north the central government in Khartoum while Khartoum government had no any say over the political situation in the south and must take the responsibility of developing the south, spend money on building it and maintaining the security!

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                    • 23 January 2014 12:54, by Jalaby

                      Now those southern civilians who fled the war and moved north to Sudan are considered to be refugees while few years back they were Sudanese and the central government in Khartoum was required to offer them the basic things of survival such as food,medicine,shelter,education,etc but not anymore, Khartoum government has no any obligations

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                      • 23 January 2014 12:58, by Jalaby

                        toward them because they’re refugees like any neighboring countries refugees and it’s now UN responsibility to feed them, shelter them and then send them back to their home country where they came from!

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        • 23 January 2014 15:36, by viper

          very unfortunate mr jr. i didn,t knew that a wise south sudanese could just regret the independence publicly like this, even infront of our former enemies. did you really participated in the long quest of our people for our independence. were u really in the bushes of this country during the war? do you know the price paid for this independence? u might be right because u might be a semi foreigne

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          • 23 January 2014 15:44, by viper

            r. or you might be a returnee, who came back from refugees camps recently. we all were aware that Riek will wait patiently for elections but to our surprise, he resorted to magicians to bring him to power. Jiengs are ready to vote for a non Jieng through elections but not through the barrel of the guns. the worst of you mr jr is that u don,t go to battle field to taste the bitterness of the war

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      • 23 January 2014 13:58, by Oppressor

        The south should remain under Bashir’s Custody & must be ruled by Nuer & sholok only ...

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        • 23 January 2014 14:27, by Mohammed Ali 2

          SS should not remain under anybodies coustody.SS can & should rule itself by itself.We have to brush hatred, tribalism and the false slogans of Arabs vs Africans.We are all Africans and we can rule ourselves as long as they keep away with their greed , NGOs & so called humanterian organisation.We should protect each other back & stop thinking that we are enemies.We are not & should not be enemies.

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          • 23 January 2014 14:38, by Mohammed Ali 2

            The US had a long devastating civil war.Europens had several wars among themselves.They called it world war while in fact we had never been part of it! Sooner or later SS will settle down,We should help towards that cause

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  • 23 January 2014 10:03, by 4Justice

    Developing Infrastructure is a Core Responsibility for Governments

    Infrastructure is about the long-term growth and prosperity of a nation. Road infrastructure, clean water supply transmission lines, world class telecommunications, availability of efficient sea or river ports and airports, electricity generation and strong rural and urban infrastructure are some of the areas that any Government should embark on immediately. In South Sudan we have had to put up with all manner of corruption ranging from the estimated $2 billion dollars dura Swindle, $4 billion Dollars theft and further 4.7 Billion God knows how it was spent; such a significant amount of money would have funded almost all the key Infrastructure projects needed to generate Jobs, employment opportunities and easy movement of goods and the population between rural areas and Urban centres; thus mitigating or even preventing the cascading specter of rebellions since Salva took office.

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  • 23 January 2014 10:13, by Mapuor

    Hahahahah UN should stop dreaming of putting our country under their neo-colonization. Go to Somalia first, put Somalia under your trusteeship. South Sudan has the strongest government in Africa Hahahah thugs.Nyagaats are already defeated.

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  • 23 January 2014 10:48, by Philosopherking

    The likes of marial and kirs entire government has lost legitimacy. They can not speak on behalf of the people of south Sudan. They should let the people of south Sudan speak for themselves,through a referendum. That’s when we will know whether south Sudan should be placed under the trusteeship of the UN. We can speak for ourselves.

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  • 23 January 2014 10:57, by Philosopherking

    Kirrs government has failed the people of south Sudan and betrayed the good will of the international community. Even after eight years of governing this nation, this government has achieved nothing. Not in education, not in infrastructure, not in health care, not good governance and rule of law and most insulting of all, failed to protect civilians. All they have achieved is dividing the oil mone

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  • 23 January 2014 20:45, by nyantung

    The international community should respect South Sudan’s sovereignty, as South Sudanese should be the drivers of their own destiny. The South Sudan government is right to reject the calls for (neo-colonial) trusteeship status. South Sudan has competent people who can run the country well, if they are provided the opportunity to do so.

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    • 24 January 2014 04:50, by 4Justice

      You are right, there are qualified and highly skilled South Sudanese more than any other African Country but, they can’t work in a inherently corrupt system. The instruments of Governance must be handed over to South Sudanese that are qualified and specialised in all areas of Governance. These qualified cadres will then set up a transparent system using advanced software systems to track every financial transaction live feed on a website every South Sudanese can access for information about the progress of Government projects. All revenues have to be placed in a special account that cannot be accessed by the president and his ministers at will, the money is needed for Infrastructure projects, such as roads, electricity, water supply and telecommunication infrastructure

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