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South Sudan claims U.S. supports national dialogue


February 28, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government has commended the position of the new United States administration which has rejected attempts pushing for a new political initiative to resuscitate the faltering peace agreement.

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A high-ranking presidential aide told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration Trump has pledged to support the national dialogue process led by President Salva Kiir and shows no interest in supporting a new political initiate to renegotiate the agreement signed in August 2015.

“We have been getting positive signals and assurances of support for national dialogue from the new administration of President Donald Trump. There have been high-level engagements over the past days between the office of the president and officials from U.S. State Department,” a presidential aide said on Tuesday.

Also, Gordon Buay, a South Sudanese diplomat based in Washington told Sudan Tribune during a separate interview on Tuesday that the U.S. administration was supportive of the national dialogue as the best way to resolve political issues in the country.

“As the government, we commend the new US administration for supporting the national dialogue which our president has declared. The dialogue is the only way to chart the way forward and President Salva Kiir and the transitional government of national unity is committed to finding a solution. The president and the First Vice President, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, are committed to end this situation and to bring peace and stability to the country,” said Buay.

The diplomat described Trump administration as supportive to national dialogue than a new political initiative, including attempts and views advocating for new peace talks.

South Sudanese opposition criticises the national dialogue initiative launched by President Kiir. They say this process intrinsically is not valid because it should be inclusive and comprehensive. Also, they reject that he appoint himself as its chairman.

The opponents point that the dialogue should not be confused with the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCRSS) which provides to implement security arrangements including the ceasefire and the formation of a national government tasked with the political reforms.


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  • 1 March 2017 01:23, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Great news.

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    • 1 March 2017 05:38, by Malakal county Simon

      Dinka defend foods General

      You’re such a lunatic just like Gordon Buay who creates lies in order to get pay.... This is a forgery news because the Trump administration knew it very this peace is dead without Dr Machar in it......

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    • 1 March 2017 06:49, by Midit Mitot

      Bulldog call Gordon Buay is still blind-fooling the whole world on Sudan-tribune,Donald Truph administration was very clear that, he will not stand with that bloody and def Government of South Sudan.

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    • 1 March 2017 12:10, by jubaone

      Jienge Defender General,
      This is more of a "cattle camp or luak" dialogue among jienges nothing more or less. Equatorians and non-jienges should see this as a pure tribal gathering and really nothing national at all. Jienges just want to share good time with each other, eat and drink. Equatorians should focus on more important matters, like how to be supportive of those in need etc.

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      • 1 March 2017 22:37, by Paul Ongee

        These retarded ignorant operatives, supporters and sympathizers of the senseless war of Riek Machar are like the lost sheep of the biblical era. I have repeatedly commented on their propaganda effort aimed at garnering potential political and material support from the western countries, hoping that lobbying for support through propaganda is the right tool to achieve their destructive agenda of RSS

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        • 1 March 2017 22:38, by Paul Ongee

          Choice of words is always one of the biggest problems to retarded opportunist supporters who desperately want to be considered as political supporters of Riek Machar because they view it as an opportunity for getting fake military ranks and employment in high positions in government institutions.

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          • 1 March 2017 22:39, by Paul Ongee

            Riek Machar promised to pay them in US dollars donated on monthly basis by their supporters (in the Diaspora) who are struggling to pay their bill for survival in the western countries. The fundamental mindset is how the “hate speech” can be cultured and directed against one tribe (Dinka) to get political support from other South Sudanese who can be used to promote that hatred and tribal sentiment

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            • 1 March 2017 22:40, by Paul Ongee

              And especially how to get ignorant Equatorians involved in the political game plan of Riek Machar who believes in his ability to plant hatred against Dinka since he managed somehow in the past in 1991 when some though not the whole Nuer tribe, ganged up on Dinka Bor where Dr John Garan de Mabior hails from. Those who followed him found themselves defeated in the front lines and later…

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              • 1 March 2017 22:41, by Paul Ongee

                …..dumped in 2002 in Khartoum after signing his bogus KPA-1997 which he failed to wait and see whether Omer Hassan Al-Bashir will really implement it in good faith or not. He return alone to the mainstream SPLA/M which he left and begged for forgiveness and Dr John Garang forgave and reminded him that “I can forgive you but history will never.”

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                • 1 March 2017 22:42, by Paul Ongee

                  When we write about who is Riek Machar as a politician (not as a person who has every right to lead so long as he has what it takes), those ignorant supporters pay no or little attention to learn about the political record of Riek Machar. They don’t want to question themselves “Why did Riek Machar rebel against de leadership of de popular movement in the first place & later failed & fled to Kharto

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                  • 1 March 2017 22:43, by Paul Ongee

                    Nobody among his ignorant supporters wants to find out what kind of a politician in the likeness of Riek Machar so desperate to rebel, shift allegiance and use violence to take power at his own disposal during struggle and after independence of July 9, 2011 without waiting for election season to kick in and contest if President Salva Kiir Mayardit is not running or as an independent candidate.

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                    • 1 March 2017 22:50, by Paul Ongee

                      Since he has never been wise to wait and contest in the already scheduled parliamentary elections of 2015, he resorted again to using violence as he did in 1991 in the bush, hoping that he would win through his failed coup attempt of December 2013 to take over the democratically elected government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

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                      • 1 March 2017 22:51, by Paul Ongee

                        Few reasonable Nuer objected to Riek’s tribal politics of always using ignorant Nuer for his self-interest. Most of them who were soldiers stationed in Bor and Bentiu under the command of Peter Gatdet and James Koang respectively blindly joined the coup plotters to bring up Riek to the top national job, but later, President Salva Kiir said “wait a minute Riek. Are you serious?”

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                        • 1 March 2017 22:52, by Paul Ongee

                          Reik Machar had no idea how he and his cohorts happened to flee South Sudan and found themselves living in his hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and began shuttling again as usual between Addis and Khartoum to prepare for another war which he’s now certainly losing. Khartoum has been, was and will still continue to welcome whoever steps on its door step seeking military support to…..

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                          • 1 March 2017 22:53, by Paul Ongee

                            …keep he beloved Independent South Sudan destabilized. Khartoum knows perfectly well that any South Sudan militia warlord(s), like Johnson Olony of Agwek militia group, eager to prove them previous assertion right that “Junubin cannot govern themselves”. How do other African citizens in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or Tanzania rule themselves? Do they get political directive from Khartoum? No.

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                            • 1 March 2017 22:54, by Paul Ongee

                              If some ignorant Equatorians and some ignorant Nuer listen to Riek Machar’s tribal sentiments against Dinka, then what proves that South Sudanese citizens will be able to rule themselves “only” under the leadership of Riek Machar which Khartoum will approve and agree that Junubin can now govern themselves? Will there be no another rebellion staged by Dinka or any tribe in South Sudan?

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                              • 1 March 2017 22:56, by Paul Ongee

                                Why is the politics of Riek Machar is geared always towards tribal sentiments as echoed by some ignorant Equatorians, and what proves that no any other tribe(s), big or small, will rebel in the future to stop the cycle of chaos and violence? Is that the political culture of South Sudan that we desperately want to build, nurture, protect and value for generations to come? No. Wake up Junubin.

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                                • 1 March 2017 22:57, by Paul Ongee

                                  We have a choice to make. Either we continue with war to see who is likely to win or dialogue among ourselves to open a new window of opportunity to become politically matured enough to govern ourselves. The problem is Riek Machar is not willing to dialogue because he knows that he will lose when election season comes and he’s not likely to win this senseless war for positions and employment oppor

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                                  • 1 March 2017 22:58, by Paul Ongee

                                    The ongoing senseless war for positions will never address the root causes of conflict except national dialogue initiated by the government under the leadership of H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit. If the war were to be like “boxing” where both sides are equipped with the right high quality boxing gloves for knockouts, I believe the knocked out one would easily accept defeat and peace will prevail.

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                                    • 1 March 2017 22:59, by Paul Ongee

                                      Since the other side (rebels) declared war in their conference in Khartoum last year, the government is certainly forced to use force on all fronts since the rebels are convinced that some ignorant Equatorians are joining them to succeed without considering the ongoing sufferings inflicted on the poor civil population, displaced (IDPS) and refugees fleeing the country to live again in the refugee

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                                      • 1 March 2017 23:00, by Paul Ongee

                                        Since we are all aware of the toll the senseless war takes on all of us, the new mindset is needed. The perpetrators of war must get ready to fight decisive battles, not highway robbery anymore, and must win or flee the country, denounce war first and later after some years come back and join peacemakers where there is no room for tribal sentiment.

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                                        • 1 March 2017 23:01, by Paul Ongee

                                          Unlike senseless rebellion for positions and employment/robbery/cattle rustling opportunities, parliamentary elections will be the order of peaceful transfer of power and governance free of tribal sentiments. We want to build a country free of violence, apartheid or black-and-white so that the next generation lives in peace and unity of purpose as South Sudanese, as witnessed in USA & South Africa

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                                          • 1 March 2017 23:06, by Paul Ongee

                                            We don’t want to see again those of Riek Machar & Lam Akol who often resort to using violence to achieve political power rather than reinventing themselves politically and be conscious of their political record and leadership qualities. They always believe that holding PhD is everything needed in leadership especially when you command back/forth defectors, ignorant supporters and followers.

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  • 1 March 2017 03:32, by Kush Natives

    Great move Mr. Trump! Although you’re not perfect other issues, we’re all humans, therefore, you shouldn’t be 100% perfect. President Salva Kiir and the entire governments will be happy working with administration. We welcome you!

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    • 1 March 2017 04:45, by Marol Wang

      Fake news, do you think republican will be like democrate who also commited crimes in S. Sudan by accepting bribes offered to its administration by JCE regime, Trump a flexible leader he can,t be a supportive of one site dialogue, know that dooms.

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      • 1 March 2017 05:04, by Marol Wang

        Fake dialogue is a curse rather than a blessing, S. Sudanese need a comprehensive and an inclusive dialogue to put the country back to normality, confusing pple by claiming the new US administration is supportive to ur fail and rotten regime is not a solution, make sure S. Sudanese have kwon u than ever before. Killer, prepare for questions and answers.

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  • 1 March 2017 06:02, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Peace in South Sudan will come from within the hearts of South Sudanese and not Americans. Humble and honest approach to peace talks must form the primary ingredients of peace search.

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    • 1 March 2017 08:01, by jengelon

      You are absolutely right peace comes from SSXSS means you talk,I talk too & no body listen They call it in Jenge language a National Dialogue no Trump no bulshit only Jesus the savior to attend ASAP Amen

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    • 1 March 2017 12:15, by jubaone

      I think it would be more appropriate to be speaking of Equatoria and less of South Sudan. The jienges are simply exaggerating this when infact it is a simple tribal gathering more of a "cattle camp" meeting. I agree, they need to socialize, eat, drink especially during this period of starvation.

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  • 1 March 2017 08:34, by Eastern

    Naive Dinka zealots are already jumping to the fray on reading this news! You don’t understand the version of national dialogue that Trump’s administration may be envisaging. Trump may want a national dialogue with the exclusion of Kiir and held outside the country! You may ignorantly be overwhelmed by your village excitement, but the devil is in the details!

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    • 1 March 2017 09:01, by Kuch

      Mr. Eastern, l have been calling you out a number of times that you are one of those so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan who have been imposing themselves as South Sudanese and always post their trolls here on SUDAN TRIBUNE and about Dinkas/Jenges this and Dinka/Jenges that. If national dialogue is going to be done outside South Sudan, then how does it becomes a national>>>

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      • 1 March 2017 09:07, by Kuch

        dialogue? By the way, South Sudan is not very naive to be full by any country like what the greatest charlatan, Barack Obama and his then bunch of his evil juus at the US state department, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and the IGAD-PLUS did to South Sudan and the South Sudanese people in the hotels, bars and brothels of Adis Ababa in the last three years>>>

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        • 1 March 2017 09:12, by Kuch

          All the usual bullshits of taking every South Sudanese issues to foreign countries isn’t being entertained fellows. Whoever wants peace in South Sudan must come to South Sudan or else shut the f-ck up and let South Sudanese people deal with own issues. As for the idiots who are still salivating for the US to fund South Sudanese people to have their own national dialogue and reconciliation>>>

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          • 1 March 2017 09:17, by Kuch

            Since when has South Sudan becomes a US 51st state? These same idiots are the ones that are agitating for a war, want foreign so-called humanitarian aid, donations and the so-called UN peacekeepers and the UN to take over our country---that is to say, they want to sell out our country foreign aid and donations>>>

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            • 1 March 2017 09:23, by Kuch

              They are told to get to stop their aimless armed rebellion, but they are letting themselves being used by some criminals in the US, the UK, the UN, their sleazy NGOs and their pawns to toy around in our country to crawls their evil selves into our country. The idiots do not know that humanitarians aid and donations are what some creepy European countries, America and their sleazy NGOs used>>>

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              • 1 March 2017 09:30, by Kuch

                some of these days to crawl themselves into the third world countries to plunder---"oil for food or resources for food in Iraq remember idiots" This is what the US, the UK, their UN and their creepy and are trying to do in our country and our usual fools of Riek Machar and some Equatorians are not understanding the dirty game being toyed around in our country>>>

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                • 1 March 2017 09:36, by Kuch

                  because they have never been the smartest kids on the block anyway. Their game is to always chirp the Dinka/Jinge names like birds, and that is all they know. Some Equatorians even ran Uganda in the hope that they may be resettled in Europe or the US. And this was done by the CIA, MI6, the UN and their sleazy NGOs posing as humanitarian aid and NGOs workers that they are being killed by>>>

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                  • 1 March 2017 09:44, by Kuch

                    the Dinkas/Jenges when it is absolutely bullshit. The same CIA, MI6 and other creepy agencies and NGOs are doing the same dirty game in Riek Machar homeland of Leer and Mayendit and in Juba. Keeping their Nuers idiots in those filthy so-called UN compounds hostage as their begging tools around the world to maintain their opulent lifestyles in Nairobi, Kampala, Adis Ababa or even there in Juba>>>

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                    • 1 March 2017 09:51, by Kuch

                      If the Dinkas/Jiengs are killing the Nuers or Equatorians, then why are the Nuers still here in my home of Bor? Why are the Nuers are in Eastern Lake state, Malakal, Wau and even Salva Kiir home state? Why are many Equatorian working for the NGOs are in the Dinkas/Jenges’s states and no one is killing them? This whole nonsense is a made bullshit because the NGOs, their UN, the US, the UK and some>

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                    • 1 March 2017 09:52, by Eastern


                      Have you ranted enough?

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    • 1 March 2017 09:51, by South South


      The dialogue you described here is your own dialogue, not Trump’s version of dialogue. Any dialogue in South Sudan will be led by a president of South Sudan, then the rest follow. Dinka are happy to have a dialogue to bring peace to South Sudan, but not on their expenses. Anyone who will try to impose wicked wishes on the government of South Sudan will be dealt with.

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      • 1 March 2017 09:57, by Eastern

        South Sudan,

        You have difficulty comprehending what I have written as always, I have not described any type of national dialogue here. All that I stated is village zealots are already excited that Trump’s administration is warming to the idea of Kiir’s call for national dialogue without knowing what Trump has up his sleeves! Read my texts well??

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        • 1 March 2017 10:31, by South South


          "you don’t understand the version of national dialogue that Trump’s administration may be envisaging. Trump may want a national dialogue with the exclusion of Kiir and held outside the country!"

          These are your owns describing the kind of dialogue Trump may want.
          Please stop smearing Dinka with monkey’s poop.

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          • 1 March 2017 10:39, by Eastern

            Leave the Agoks alone, refocus on the main issue at hand.....

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            • 1 March 2017 10:47, by South South


              I have put out your own words about the kind of dialogue you want. OK, I will leave Agok out here, but you leave Dinka out too and focus on issues. We need solution to our problems with very good understanding.

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      • 1 March 2017 14:47, by jubaone

        This so-called national dialogue is just jienge thrash without substance and objectives. It is foreseable that it will fail, indicators are very visible. You dont have to see into Kiir´s mouth to know he has no lower teeth at all. The shape of his flaccid lower lip is evidence enough. You dont have to be a rocket scientist to know that this dialogue is useless and already failed.

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    • 1 March 2017 12:05, by jubaone

      Dont worry about this so called "National Dialogue". Since it is being hosted somewhere in Apuk County in jiengeland, it is more or less a jienge tribal gathering and nothing important. Equatorians and non-jienges should just brush that aside as pure "cattle camp/luak" politics and nothing national. They just want to sell it big. Lets concentrate on more serious and substantial issues.

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      • 1 March 2017 12:19, by South South

        Cattle camp/Luak are much, much better than someone who smell monkey’s poop. South Sudan will go ahead as it’s and we are ready to march straight through anyone eyes who will stop on our way. Clear and straight.

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        • 1 March 2017 14:39, by jubaone

          South Sudan,
          Quite a few things that would make a jienge closer to a cow or bull.
          Fact 1: the jienge needs horns and crawl on all his fours, Fact 2: A jienge needs to be herded, cared for and protected
          Fact 3: Does not need a pant or apron to cover his ass
          Fact 4: Sways or flip flops like bull-piss during bull chase
          Fact 5: similar brain contents with a predisposition to BSE (madcow disease)

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          • 1 March 2017 17:03, by South South


            - Dinka is one of the biggest tribe in Africa, the world knows that, fact
            - Dinka keep cattle and drink cow milk, fact
            - Dinka are very tall and very black, fact
            - Dinka are very brave, the liberated South Sudan, fact

            Now, it’s your chance, talk about your tribe, starting with monkey’s poop in your mouth. Do you know what disease monkey can give human being, HIV.

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            • 1 March 2017 19:10, by Eastern

              South Sudan,

              If your name means the country that is in trouble barely five years after its independence, then same on you!

              Here are the top 10 tribes in Africa, dinka is none of them! Dinka has been one of the burdens of Africa!!!!!!


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              • 1 March 2017 19:50, by South South


                The link you provided is a work of one person and we don’t know who he is. I work in Nigeria and I know some of the tribes from Nigeria mentioned by this person as top tribes. Dinka fought Arabs with all money they have, Dinka came out winner. Those who were hiding for 21 years, then came out to the open and want to chase away Dinka so that theycan rule, are the real burden to South Suda

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  • 1 March 2017 09:47, by Kush Natives

    Remember rebels! there was no one from the government or loyalist in South Sudan who inserted the maximum energy/power insisting for the foreign interference in our nation then those naïve and useless Nyagatist who swishes an allegiance 24/7 for just bread, in order to push their dark dreams farther more.

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  • 1 March 2017 12:16, by Political Affairs Advisor

    There is no problem with that the republic of South Sudan is welding relationship with the United States, but the question is, will the United States accept strong link with Government which divided its citizens on tribal line instead of uniting them and works for the developments of the country;
    example is what you guys always exchanging negatives statements whenever IO or government issue order

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  • 1 March 2017 13:14, by Nationalist

    It is the right time to inform my fellow SS who think that the so called national dialogue will ever succeed without involving all citizens. What do you think others will do, the other day Coup de atem coup claimed that by December 2016 all IO will be assembled at the designated sites where are they today after 4 months. ND failed b4 it was constituted

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