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South Sudan renews rejection to regional protection force


January 10, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government now says it will not accept the deployment of regional protection forces, claiming the country’s security situation has improved.

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South Sudan’s defence minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, pictured following a cabinet meeting in Juba on 17 January 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Andreea Campeanu)

In an interview with Sudan Tribune, the presidential advisor on security affairs, Tut Gatluak questioned whether it was still necessity to send regional protection forces.

“They were talking about security but now security situation has improved. Juba is safe and everyone is the witness. The Christmas and New Year celebrations went well, now you can move freely because security situation has improved. The national dialogue has been launched and the agreement is being implemented," said Gatluak.

The cantonment sites for SPLA-IO forces have been agreed and directives have been given for them to move into these area. Everything is moving well”, he added.

South Sudan’s defence minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk equally dismissed claims that fighting still existed in Juba hence the need to justify deployment of the protection force.

“We acknowledge that there are problems in South Sudan and it is our duty as government to resolve these challenges," Juuk told a social gathering held in Juba.

He accused the United Nations of compiling reports from individuals in order to justify calls for the deployment of the regional protection force and to back up other voices.

Juuk rejected demands for revival of the peace accord, calling upon the international community to support the unity government to help restore peace and stability in the country.

“There are individuals now calling for renegotiation on the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. This is interference with another country’s sovereignty, and we totally reject that, I also call upon South Sudanese citizens to reject this. We are not toys, but a nation, “ he stressed.


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  • 10 January 2017 19:43, by Midit Mitot

    Shame on Juba government, today is YES and tomorrow is NO, what a mess is this!

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    • 11 January 2017 05:24, by jubaone

      It’s as if you expect a shitting bull in front of you to feel ashamed. It doesn’t cos that is it’s nature. It won’t turn around and uups! and say oh my ass and perhaps scoop off that bullshit. If such can go naked and never feel ashamed, so reneging from agreements is easier. That is why we say aryan j.....

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      • 11 January 2017 13:37, by choldit

        Well, the reality is surfacing as this:
        South Sudan (SS) leadership is in Egypt meeting Egypt, and Uganda on how to conspiring against her allies against SPLA IO, Ethiopia and Sudan. The meeting btwn three nations resolve to the following:
        1. Training north sudan rebels in SS to topple Sudan regime.
        2. Support rebels under Thowath and his allies to topple Ethiopia govt or damag the Ethiopian Dam

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        • 11 January 2017 13:50, by choldit

          ... in blue Nile. This is the reason behind why these fools stepped back from what’ they agreed on. South Sudan under the leadership of Dinka elders aka JCE, salva kiir and Taban Deng will never honor any agreement. The whole East African is going up in flame this season. The Egypt is about to be give Permission to use Adar airstrip as a base it will use in attacking Ethiopian dam on blue Nile.

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        • 11 January 2017 15:23, by jubaone

          Egypt and Uganda are interested in having chaos in SS that is strategically necessary. SS must not develop so to use the Nile waters. Uganda has built a strong army with resources it stole while supporting SPLA. Kenya would be our strongest trade partner than Uganda. So Kiir is that useful idiot to them. U c?

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    • 11 January 2017 07:00, by Akuma


      Security of country belong to government and no third party can bring full security without prior of the government

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      • 11 January 2017 14:05, by Midit Mitot

        Your government has really confused, you were the one accepted regional forces when SPLA-IO were serious here around Juba, and again rejected it today, do you thunk that SPLA-IO struggles is ended? Am sorry if your government has think so,

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  • 10 January 2017 20:17, by Jieng Nephew

    Not easy to deal with a illiterate people.
    Shallow minded people. It’s only God kows where you people will be burried.

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    • 10 January 2017 21:39, by Dr. Foolish

      Always junior politicians discuss senior politicians. Yes is for to get chances and no is for to take arm. So he has right to say for now.

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  • 10 January 2017 21:29, by Fair Man

    WWhen we when we say

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  • 10 January 2017 21:34, by victory john

    this is my first time to see the government which can think twin with in huor,do you thing you can sent troop to regions with out peace to signe in cuontry ? whicn troop cuold you sent to lou nuer land ?

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  • 10 January 2017 21:34, by Fair Man

    When we say that the ACRSS 20015 died in 2016, stupid Americans and begging IGAD claim that they were on safer side. See your hopeless plot now of isolating Riek. Bring us we weapons and flash out this rotten regime. They will understand guns better. Come tyyour

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    • 11 January 2017 02:43, by Malakal county Simon

      This government is very confused guys!!!!

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  • 11 January 2017 04:36, by john akeen

    We the people of the land of south sudan, we can rejecte or we can accept is up to the peoples of the land. We have government and we go by what they said we don’t know care if our government are bad or good and we know how and when to take a bad president out

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  • 11 January 2017 05:15, by Tilo

    Jieng Nephew
    You nailed it man,
    This current government is making the entire country look incompetent. Government could have one stand, not be acting childish say this today and tomorrow that.
    The only way that government of South Sudan will be recognised is when all this old Illiterate die and young educated people take over the country.
    These old illiterate busted will never change that mentalit

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    • 11 January 2017 07:00, by john akeen

      Let them old people get a chance from you first than they will give you a chance young man, South sudan land is not about who is good or who is bad, when this old people were fighting for your 21yrs just to get you the freedom that in right now, you wasn’t saying anything, but now after they left it up your freedom and your name in this world, now you want to call them old at the end the deserve

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      • 11 January 2017 07:10, by john akeen

        To get a chance and everyone have a time, what I see is theyes citizens are the one who are destroying they’re own country because of following political parties that kills you and your family for their own interests, if you don’t follow them your country stand strong enough to protect itsalf from any danger

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      • 11 January 2017 10:31, by Tilo

        Many people have now started regretting being in this country because of the suffering of the innocent people.
        Did they fight so that after independent they will start killing their very people they claim they fought for their freedom. Tell me who is enjoying S Sudan now. even they themselves are not enjoying. Why did they chose to buy houses in E. Africa rather than building S. Sudan
        SAME ON THEM

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  • 11 January 2017 05:45, by lino

    No money donations from the West; then no regional forces to South Sudan.
    South Sudan in ICU!!!

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  • 11 January 2017 07:36, by Free South Now

    As a Country, the government can decide what to do for the security of it’s citizens .

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    • 11 January 2017 09:39, by john akeen

      You’re correct Mr. Free south now. Citizens must give a chance to their government to set up security in the country and around the country maplease and citizens must focus on business and beauty. We SSudanese people we have seen a lot and we have leaned a lot inclouding our government they have seen a lot too, so let us give a chance

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  • 11 January 2017 07:42, by unknown gunman

    Well, I Unknown gunman have been eradicated in juba but i am still existing in Juba-Nimule road,yei road and all bushes of south sudan and Therefore,Government should put more efforts as the game is still on play!!!

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  • 11 January 2017 08:17, by real Dinka

    No no no no no no no no for regional protection forces and yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes for peace

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  • 11 January 2017 08:44, by Dengda

    I feel ashamed, when country politicians fail at international stage.
    RPF was meant to provide buffer zone between IO forces (RIEK) and Government forces(kiir) in J1 and NGOs, Embassies in Juba. Security in Juba is for Integrated police forces, come from Both SPLM-IO and SPLM-IG. Unless the ACRSS is dead, if alive this how it should work. Also National Dialogue team should be guarded by RPF.

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    • 11 January 2017 08:53, by Dengda

      Unless ND is abolished, those who will be involved in dialogues are: Riek and his team, Peter Gadet, Lam and his team, Changson and his team, Oliny, Arrow boys and others, Do you think government forces grant them safe protection without Regional Protection Force(RPF)? Yes security is has improved in last few weeks, doesn’t mean it improved altogether, Unknown gunmen(NSS, MI & CID)still there.

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      • 11 January 2017 09:15, by Akuma


        National dialogue is in progress and those you have mentioned above have no say on ND unless they denounce war and join South Sudanese people with peace implementation. However, RPF has no ground in South Sudan. Those of Riek, Lam, Changson, Olony and the alikes will come to South Sudan at their own risk unless they denounce war to South Sudanese. They are free to come with peace

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        • 11 January 2017 10:48, by Dengda

          @ Akuma
          If those I mentioned above are not included in National Dialogue, then why President called for it, to dialogue with who? Akuma love the country first not the government first, if really nationalistic, you be concern about the suffering of people and not war. How many refugees camps we have across the neighbouring countries, if we think there legitimate government in place?

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          • 11 January 2017 10:55, by Dengda

            Even the time war with North, there were few refugee than now we have our own government. By the way, problem, the elite in the government fear losing position as they did in formation of TGoNU. @ Akuma I know you from Nilotic descended, if you are, then think how Nilotic people behave and I guess in S. Sudan 90% are Nilotic, G. Uppernile, GB’Zal, EE, CE half, WE third of population.

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            • 11 January 2017 11:02, by Dengda

              Nilotic people are hard headed and never be disciplined by force of uses of forces but logic, persuasion and trust. Juba is not a country and not safe heaven fro information, there are more rebellions than 2013 and this not sign, unless you are ignorant. Akumabetak is not concerning about people welfare their pockets and family welfare, you scare only scarcity of dollars but not starving of people

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            • 11 January 2017 15:37, by jubaone

              Western Nilotics: Collo, Nuer, Jienge, Luo etc; Southern Nilotics: Otuxo, Baris, Toposa, Maasai etc; Southern Nilotics:Kalenjins etc. So the rest Nilotics seem to be doing well in terms of human development except perhaps the Western Nilotics there is a serious problem?

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        • 11 January 2017 10:51, by Tilo

          What do you understand National Dialogue if the other Parties are not included,
          People really need to understand the meaning of ND

          No wonder we have more illiterate Politicians in the office dragging down the country in to pit

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  • 11 January 2017 09:03, by Eastern

    The tribal kleptocrats in Juba will continue facing rebellions until they are defeated.....

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  • 11 January 2017 09:41, by Ram Mi Ran

    food lovers and illiterate are talking as if they improved the security in Juba. Robbers are very common in Juba. There is no morning in Juba where you cannot hear incident in the early morning. leave alone the rest of the country where killing is the order of the day. Shame on you all especially those who say no for regional troops.

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  • 11 January 2017 11:08, by Son of Nuer

    Gen.Kuol Manyang Juuk say they don’t want regional forces in south Sudan while people are still dying day and night through they ghost city Juba while durning the 1 January 2017 Kiir fail to turn up at the Church and they said no bad situation in the country shame to them and say yes today while tomorrow is big Nooooooooo hahahah

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  • 11 January 2017 13:03, by Fair Man

    Son of Nuer
    General Kuol Manyang Juuk is addicted to sucking the plot of innocent. He killed thousand of SPLA when he was made the executioner of unfairly accused SPLA and other tribal killings. Except in Jonglei, Kuol is unwanted over South Sudan and people are waiting when will his time come to follow the Great Killer Dr. John Garang De Mabior, who met his fade before being asked for SPLA crimes

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  • 11 January 2017 13:09, by Fair Man

    Son of Nuer. The international Community especially Americans should now swallow their vomits for ruling that Riek was a problem. The whole rejection of RPF is to deter any plans that may bring Riek back, as such meetings is expected in February at Doha. America and IGAD were excluded from participation but allowed as observers bceause their neutrality was questioned after taking

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  • 11 January 2017 13:19, by Fair Man

    Son of Nuer
    ....sides in isolating Dr. Riek Machar. With this new threat by Kuol Manyang Juk, the Minister of Defense, it is unlikely that South Sudan may sit at Doha table. I wish the absence of Juba from Doha in February bring them punishment by turning it an event to fundraise and support overthrow of tranical regime. Money and weapons are needed. Sudan has started Uniform factory. Good news.

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    • 11 January 2017 17:32, by Son of Nuer

      Thank brother Fair man

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  • 11 January 2017 14:20, by kuac Agol

    Lets try Trump administration because Obama was not favoring South Sudan Lradership rather than rebellion.

    Trump oyee, Tuseday 20/1/2017

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