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South Sudan’s Salva Kiir visits Uganda after Khartoum trip


April 8, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir visited neighbouring Uganda, days after holding bi-lateral talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Omer El-Bashir in Khartoum.

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South Sudan’s Salva Kiir with Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni in Entebbe on April 8, 2014 (PPS)

But while the president’s visit to the Sudanese capital was publicly announced, his Kampala trip was kept out of the public domain.

A brief statement from Uganda’s State House said the duo held discussions centered on various matters of bi-lateral and mutual interest between the two countries.

President Kiir was among regional leaders that attended the 20th commemoration of the 1994 genocide, which was held on Monday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

The young nation has been unstable since the mid-December outbreak of violence, which President Kiir largely blamed on the country’s former vice-president, Riek Machar.

The conflict has already claimed more than 10,000 lives. The United Nations estimates that some 3.7 million people in the country are now "severely food insecure" while around one million have been displaced by the violence.

This is president Kiir’s second trip to Uganda since conflict erupted last year. The first visit following the conflict was in January.

In March, however, Juba agreed on the deployment of military forces IGAD, an East African trading bloc that is leading mediation efforts between South Sudan’s warring camps. The regional forces are expected to eventually replace Ugandan forces, deployed in the new nation in December last year allegedly to evacuate its nationals.


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  • 9 April 2014 08:50, by kumkan

    Stupid Salva Kirr Kuethpiny thought that by selling the country’s oil money to mercenaries he would stay in power for the rest of his life. South Sudan w/o peace b/n Nuer and Dinka juba city would be unstable so Somalia would be the best place to be compare to what this war will bring. Salva’s days are numbered so he’s a dead man walking!

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    • 9 April 2014 10:25, by Tong dut

      Look at this confused Dinka president,today at khartoum tomorrow at uganda,
      Americans had hold your tail, what will you do?
      Give up to Machar or any tribe,not Dinka again,you have failed total,you know how to kill people like cattle,not to rule.

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    • 9 April 2014 15:21, by garang kerubino

      Mr or however you call your self,action speak louder than words, this president you are always insulting was Legitimately elected and even your own vote contribute to what Mr. Kiir is today. please pay him respect and if you want him remove let’s do it again like the way we did it to bring him into the presidency 2015 is not far, Tell Dr.Riak that force will not bring him to power whatever the case is, be the witness the lesson you learned from Dec. till now. watch out please.

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      • 9 April 2014 22:29, by Philosopherking

        Who Cares whether Kirr was elected or not. Yes Kir and Riek were both elected under the auspice of South Sudanese Independence. WHat is the use of an election if the government does not deliver services, kills its own people, steals public money, hands over our sovereignty to neighboring countries and refuses to be politically challenged, breeds tribal militias and dishonors the constitution?

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    • 9 April 2014 15:33, by garang kerubino

      Dear readers and the members of this website if any one of us in this forum is confuse we don’t need him to confuse everyone, if you personally think that Mr Kiir is not your president please take up arm and join Dr Riak in the bush, instead of insulting South Sudanese president, your words while hiding in Juba or Kampala will never help Dr Riak take power or remove president Kiir from power.

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      • 9 April 2014 22:37, by Philosopherking

        Kerbino, we know very well that Kirr understands the language of AK47 snd has no idea what democracy means. As I said before, Kirr will be removed through civil protests. What will he do when civilians start protesting in the starts of Juba....kill them? Kirr will leave, soon, and he willl die of shame, for his failures. he will be remembered for the stolen $4Bn, insecurity, injustice, genocide.

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    • 9 April 2014 16:23, by Tong dut

      @ Mr Garang,
      I am a dinka too,do you know how we behaved in public? We dinkas are the best tribes in south sudan,we do things as we wants,no low above us.
      Eg, general Mayom Malual was arrested with 95 guns last week at Accasia village near zean head office,he was not arrested? Those guns was given to him for protecting Dinka tribes at that village.We know more killing is going to take place.

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      • 9 April 2014 21:19, by Garang Deng

        Tong Diit
        Ur are the right person who tell the true in this forum
        to be a Dinka it doesn’t mean that u cannot tell the true, some Dinka was confuse, I’m a Dinka by tribe if there is a weakness from my tribe, I can tell them as what u said, keep it up dear, u will eat the fruit of this nation peaceful

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  • 9 April 2014 08:55, by Kiir

    I heard that Kiir went to present the minutes of his meeting with Bashir to Museveni.

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    • 9 April 2014 10:29, by Jalaby

      Correct! Mr. Kiir went to Museveni to deliver him the minutes of meeting (MOM) report regarding his last meeting with Bashir!
      I cannot isolate this visit from Philip Aguer last declaration of accusing Sudan of deploying huge troop over the border!
      These guys are hopeless, Ugandan army has become so exhausted fighting Nuer rebellion and can’t confront SAF!

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  • 9 April 2014 10:09, by Jubawe

    After disagree with Bashir, Kirr when to Movesveni to tell what has Bashir demand to withdrawn Ugandan troop otherwise Sudanese army solders will not stop moving inside South Sudan land and stop drop bombing SPLN north, Bashir are already start supporting Dr Riak Army solders to fight SPLA north. Kirr knew new war is going to start soon with Sudan and Soth Sudan by supporting Riak army forces.

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    • 9 April 2014 22:44, by Philosopherking

      Bashir’s response to Kirr (Which means incompetence) was to release political prisoners, deploy SAF at the border, and bomb South Sudan civilians. He should stop begging neighboring countries to defend a corrupt government; building trust and understanding within South Sudan is the best defense. Unfortunately, Kirr and his thugs will never understand this. Mr. President, your people come 1st.

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  • 9 April 2014 10:10, by Jubawe

    After disagree with Bashir, Kirr when to Movesveni to tell what has Bashir demand to withdrawn Ugandan troop otherwise Sudanese army solders will not stop moving inside South Sudan land and stop drop bombing SPLN north, Bashir are already start supporting Dr Riak Army solders to fight SPLA north. Kirr knew new war is going to start soon with Sudan and Soth Sudan by supporting Riak army forces.

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    • 9 April 2014 10:30, by Wicdail

      I have told you that Kirr and his gangs will try everything possible, to stay in power; nevertheless, all in vain. Kirr is a stupid human being never exists in the contemporary world. Now Khartoum visit backfires. No one will never listen to this fool; in this world, expect that notorious, greedy and murderer in the picture net to him.

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    • 9 April 2014 10:40, by Bentiu son

      Dinka Rek President Salva Kiir must know that making regional lobbying and conspiracy against our SPLA in Opposition or Nuer Community in particular won’t bear any fruits at all.Kiir’s genocidal regime had betrayed South Sudan Army SPLA,entire civilians and breached our National Constitution by trusting his hire mercenaries of UPDF,M23 of Congo rebels supported by M7,JEM n SPLA-N.

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      • 9 April 2014 13:36, by Frak Cho

        To any good to do person either Nuer(s) or any other tribe man. If you are wise, please stop attributing president Salva Kiir to Dinka tribe on the matters of the nation. All tribes in South Sudan voted for him, hence he’s all people’s president. Plse avoid being so tribale and accept the fact that he’s the president, then carry on with your music of dis-contention.Provoking the all Dinka is sucid

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        • 9 April 2014 14:14, by Kumbo

          Frak Honestly yes South Sudanese voted for him as President of Government of South Sudan and that time Sudan was one not two. then in 2011 he created a constitution for himself without the will of South Sudanese People now here comes the South Sudanese removed their trust in him we the South Sudanese People did not elect Kiir as our President of the Republic of South Sudan.

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        • 9 April 2014 14:22, by Kumbo

          The reason why People f South Sudan attribute Kiir to Dinka is due to how he reason and how he action when he decided to disarm the Nuer Presidential guard what was the meaning of this was it not tribalism? when he gave order for the killing of Nuer community in Juba was it not Tribalism? I wish you Frak Chol will respond to my comment and stop those words backing Kiir Genocidal regime

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