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Lack of ideology caused South Sudan’s conflict, says Museveni


September 19, 2017 (JUBA) – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has attributed the civil war in South Sudan to “lack of ideology”.

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Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni speaks at the national dialogue launch in South Sudan, May 22, 2017 (PPU photo)

Museveni, The New Vision reported, blamed South Sudanese politicians for pushing forward identity politics while forgetting the interests of the people and that he was working to unite the different factions of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

“Identity is important but it should not be promoted at the expense of the common interests of the people. Even Uganda was a failed state but was rescued by a student movement that taught people to forget about identity politics,” he said.

Museveni, in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, held a meeting on Monday with the United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley whom he briefed about the security situation in South Sudan, Burundi and Somalia.

During the meeting, however, the Ugandan leader reportedly stressed the need to unite the various SPLM factions and that he was mediating the talks aimed at uniting the SPLM as the Ethiopian Prime Minister works on the process seeking to unite other political parties.

An average of over 1,800 South Sudanese, the UN refugee agency says, fled to Uganda daily in the past year. The influx has become the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, with 85% of the refugees in Uganda said to be women and children below 18.

In addition to the million refugees now hosted by Uganda, more than million other South Sudanese refugees are in Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo and other countries.

Meanwhile, the US ambassador to the UN reportedly commended Museveni and his administration for hosting the more than one million South Sudanese refugees and supporting reform efforts in Somalia.

“Uganda has been a good example on what it means to take in refugees. US offers its support as you continue to do that,” said Haley.

Uganda’s representative to the UN, Adonia Ayebare, foreign affairs minister Sam Kuteesa, the state minister for international affairs, Henry Okello Oryem and the Uganda ambassador to the US, Mull Katende attended Monday’s meeting.

South Sudan’s civil war is a conflict in South Sudan between government troops and the armed opposition forces. In December 2013, President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar and 10 others of attempting a coup d’état. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.


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  • 20 September 2017 00:08, by lino

    Haha...haha! Uncle M7 you have just woke up from your coma!!! Haha...haha. We have been saying this since the war started on December 15, 2013... Haha... even SPLM leaders said this on December 6, 2013 in their famous press conference... Lost of direction and vision... Before Mayardiit turned on them and announced foil fack coup.

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    • 20 September 2017 00:13, by lino

      You have even been supporting Mayardiit who don’t have any ideology and doesn’t believe in New Sudan Vision anymore since Dr. John passed on...I hope Dr. John had visited you in your sleep so you woke up now... Great news, but how are we going to go back to the vision and ideology???!

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      • 20 September 2017 02:56, by john akeen

        if I say you’re one of the people that who is destroying South Sudan land, do you agree? Don’t talk about something you don’t know about because in your comments it shows that you’re acting like you’re holding South Sudan case in your hand, I think if you was one of the people who is work in the country government 100% you won’t fix anything, so please stop mooting

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        • 20 September 2017 05:56, by lino

          Haha...Haha...Poor John Aken, accusations is what South Sudanese like you do the best and all the times, and it was, and it is, and it will be as it is and till we change fundamentlly.
          What is not true in what I have mentioned above...Now M7 is saying it! Is he leing?!
          You will hear it again and more..the vision of Dr. John was lost, not talk about New Sudan values! It doesn’t have to be whole..

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          • 20 September 2017 05:59, by lino

            ...Sudan.Why the leadership didn’t implement it in just this Small ss?!!! Tell philosopher?!

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    • 20 September 2017 07:58, by Midit Mitot

      M7, your flexibility is not too late if you have realized that you was supporting wrong side.

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    • 20 September 2017 13:57, by jubaone

      The SPLM is so fractured and confused. Uniting them again is like bringing hyenas, monkeys, goats and foxes together to form a functioning circus. M7 just forget.

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      • 20 September 2017 15:43, by South South


        SPLM is going to be there to be seen forever, no question about that. What we want right now is to bring all 64 tribes to have peace and develop their communities. People like you have zero contribution to our struggle and that why they preach destruction of South Sudan. Will we allow that to happen? No, we will not allow those useless voices in our country.

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        • 20 September 2017 16:05, by jubaone

          South South,
          Worthless MTN. Just a latecomer to what we already left behind. By the time we were contributing to the movement, you were running naked with filthy, slimy nose and protruding stomach like some malnourished jienge or Ethiopian orphan in Ogaden. Now the groudwork has been done, parasites and monkeys come to Takeover and glorify. We´re done with that.

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          • 20 September 2017 22:18, by South South


            This is usually the way you talk like a small baby. Give us concrete evidences of the contributions your people did in South Sudan. I have no single record to remind me about the contributions South Sudan received from your people. You are just wicked and empty person.

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  • 20 September 2017 06:00, by flipdiving

    I am very interested in the political situation here and this information directly relevant to my work. Hoping you will provide more information.
    flip diving , bottle flip

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  • 20 September 2017 07:14, by Landlord

    M7 now that you have identified the problem to be ideology, what next? Kiir is your best business friend, Just call and advise him to stop war and develop ideology. I commend your concern. However, direct involvement in south Sudan conflict in 2013 has crippled your reputation. last week more arms come through Uganda to south Sudan government, was that meant for unification. try harder anyway.

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  • 20 September 2017 08:12, by Kuch

    "Lack of ideology caused South Sudan’s conflict, says Museveni" Unfortunately that is exactly true but hosts of other issues like: Selfishness, greed, believe in Ngundeng’s superstitions & fantasies, believe that you must be the one to rule South Sudan & the South Sudanese people at all costs or South Sudan mustn’t exist, unpatriotic-ism, primitivity, illiteracy among other were the ones that>>>

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    • 20 September 2017 08:31, by john akeen

      I hurd that Sudan government refused to give food to SSudaese refugees enlist they say Allah akbar and besmllah, and pray in a Islamic way, anyways, I swear to god, if I was president Kiir, I will kill all of you REBELS, and I wouldn’t care about UN or AU EU, I rather get sanction just to save the people and the country from you mother fuckers, you think Salva and Malong are evils, but you did see

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    • 20 September 2017 08:35, by Kuch

      killed our people & almost destroyed our country. In fact what happened in 2013 & continued to happen to this very day is nothing short of ’a grand treason’ that carries a life imprisonment or a hangman noose in other countries. Here in South Sudan, we have our dithering Salva Kiir who had adopted a former Zaire president, Mobutu Se sicko style of ruling South Sudan. Mobutu Se Sicko>>>

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      • 20 September 2017 08:46, by Kuch

        used to give the Zaireans whom he fired from their job for incompetence their jobs back to quieten them up if they go & make a lot of noises about his misrule of Zaire. And that was how Zaire was looted on a grand scale. And this is exactly what our Salva Kiir has been doing in our country with these traitors ever since. Traitors like Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng & others were fired for their>>>

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        • 20 September 2017 08:55, by Kuch

          incompetence & Mr. Riek Machar was fired for insubordination and do many other rebels camping out in foreign countries blackmailing & holding South Sudan & the South Sudanese people’s hostage simply to get their old jobs back. And because we have a huge population in our country that is so primitive & who can’t think outside the box of tribalism that these same ’old losers’ they desperately>>>

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          • 20 September 2017 09:03, by Kuch

            still want to enthrone into power back again in our country are the same losers who messed up our country in the first place!! Starting from Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirrilo, Majak Agoot, Costi Manibe, Mr. Bakosaro & others were the same old South Sudanese who ruled us since 2005 until they were fired from their jobs a few years ago>>>

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            • 20 September 2017 09:15, by Kuch

              So what is so new from these ’South Sudanese same old guards’ to offer our country & our people that some of our South Sudanese who think it worth it by ’putting their own precious lives’ on the line to die for these same old (South Sudanese) big losers who created this mess in our country? Nothing, absolutely nothing other than that these same old big losers are from our clans or tribes>>>

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              • 20 September 2017 09:27, by Kuch

                simple & square, nothing less nothing more. To be honest fellows, some Nuers were fighting to put their Riek Machar into power purposely to fulfilled their Ngendaeng Biong fantasy & superstition. For some Equatorians though, they are fighting their aged-old "Korkora"---that the Jenges/Dinkas are taking over their Juba. Little do they understand that their Juba is a South Sudanese capital>>>

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                • 20 September 2017 09:37, by Kuch

                  And these same Jenges/Dinkas were the same Jenges/Dinkas who crisscrossed their whole Equatoria blasting out *Mundukru/Arabs out* of their villages & towns when most of them were in Uganda, Khartoum, DRC or other countries. And these same Jenges/Dinkas died in their hundred of thousands in Equatoria liberating it as their own country>>>

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                  • 20 September 2017 09:51, by Kuch

                    Yes, there were some Dinka/Jenge pastorals who were letting their cattle destroyed crops in former Western Equatoria & Central Equatoria. Which was a menace to all South Sudanese people & the government of South Sudan gave orders for the pastoral communities to get the ’hell of farmlands’ & the order was carried out by the authorities as was directed>>>

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                    • 20 September 2017 10:05, by Kuch

                      And even before some of our people of former Central Equatoria let their balls carried them away & joined their Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion in July last year. They were rightly informed to not joined in the Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion because, war in their communities was not going to be good for them & the South Sudanese people. But some of them failed to heed the warning anyway>>

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                      • 20 September 2017 10:15, by Kuch

                        simply because some of our Equatorians who believed in their so-called *Korkora" from the UK, the US & other countries, the urging of their foreign sponsors; the CIA, MI6 & some other foreign secrete agents posing as NGO workers urged some of these former Central Equatorians to join their Riek Machar fools earlier last year & when Mr. Riek Machar came back from Adis Ababa to Juba, last year>>>

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                        • 20 September 2017 11:20, by Kuch

                          he devoted his whole time in RECRUITING some of his LOSERS in our former Central Equatoria to join his "game of coming back to South Sudan & to take over power the (big thing), Mabior Garang, 2016" And yes, their Riek Machar staged their third coup game of coming back to South Sudan & to take over power the, big thing" and joined their Riek Machar *third armed aimless rebellion*>>>

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                          • 20 September 2017 11:34, by Kuch

                            in July last year. And before some of these lowly Equatorians foreign puppets joined their Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion last year fellows; some of their foreign sponsors (CIA, MI6, their other foreign agents), UN, their evil juus & some of their other evils posing as their NGO workers helping South Sudanese people when in fact, they are our greatest enemies on earth>>>

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                            • 20 September 2017 11:44, by Kuch

                              These same evil criminals from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their dirts in between even *went & talked to Uganda*; and that was why many lowly informed Equatorians & their evil sponsors from the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs from Yei, Juba, Lainya, Keji-Keije ran to Uganda right after their Riek Machar on the directives of their foreign masters & later then & lie through>>>

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                              • 20 September 2017 12:00, by Kuch

                                their dirty teeth that they are (innocent Equatorians civilians) are being killed by the SPLA (a Dinka/Jienge), government. These same criminals used to call the Dinkas/Jenges names----MTNs, corrupts, savages, uncircumcized et al. And killed the innocents Jenges/Dinkas on roads, Yei, Keji-keijie on the roads from Juba-Yei, Munduri-Maridi, Bor- Juba-Nimule-roads>>>

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  • 20 September 2017 10:01, by Peng Kimang

    Indeed M7 hit the nail on the head. S.Sudanese leaderships, precisely the SPLM party has no ideology and vision for this country. They careless about it’s people. They looted and pillaged all the nations wealth for themselves, leaving people in desperate situation. People are dying of hunger,diseases and systematic night killings by those in uniform. The perpetrators were not brought to justice.

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    • 20 September 2017 11:28, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      "Identity is important and it should not be promoted in the expense of people" said; president Museveni,M7 📞 called identity politics in his own word to my understanding the tribalism of identifing one another as ethics so called tribal
      Fault line, should not be used to divided people,we should embrace these multicultural, multilingual and accept ourselves as Sudanese

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    • 20 September 2017 13:16, by Kuch

      Fellows, we are here fellows. My South Sudanese fellows, our country is being used by the greatest evils on earth as their Geo-political chase game to achieve their dirty game in our country & they are doing it with.

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      • 20 September 2017 13:49, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

        The wise man of Africa has said the truth. Tribalism is killing South Sudan.
        Imagine where the civil servants go unpaid for six months,robbery and killing every day. Diseases and hunger every where etc.. etc.. just because some greedy politicians want to click to power at any cause.Shame! God bless South Sudan.

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  • 20 September 2017 14:04, by MC GLazz

    When UPDF troops was in South Sudan M7 called this term as Bilateral Intervention ,,,,When UPDF forces left South Sudan M7 Called as lack of Ideology,,, I thought M7 was one to worsen this conflict to lead as vehement ethnical War.

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  • 20 September 2017 17:11, by Ajang, Gout

    We the South Sudanese are the problems itself, if we stop blaming others and start fixing our mindset. We should be somewhere by now, instead of negative comments and bed intention destroying South Sudan image.


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  • 20 September 2017 19:09, by injuba

    Kuch, you really need to CT scan your head.Just because you never qualified for a proper job, it does’nt mean the Equatorians who did are spies or whatever your sick mind calles them

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