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S. Sudan’s Kiir says regrets war-caused suffering


September 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he regrets the suffering nearly four years of civil war has inflicted on the people.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

"I am not happy. I am hurting inside. How can I be happy when I see my people suffering?" asked Kiir on Friday.

The South Sudanese leader, while appearing on the state-owned television (SSBC), did not, however, hint on how his administration intends to end the conflict, which has displaced millions of people.

Critics described Kiir’s remarks as “crocodile” feelings and compassion, saying the solution to end the conflict was in his hand.

Observers, however, say Kiir has been overwhelmed to the extent of not being able to know what to do to end the ongoing civil war.

At least 7.5 million of the estimated 12 million South Sudanese will need assistance in 2017, the United Nations humanitarian respond plan showed.

Conflict broke out in December 2013 following months of internal wrangling in the ruling party (SPLM) over leadership, vision of the party, reforms and democracy. The three-year-old war has killed thousands of people and displaced millions as refugees to neighboring countries. Also, an estimated 1.9 million others are internally displaced in the country, with about thousands sheltering at the U.N protection of civilians’ sites in parts of the country.


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  • 25 September 2017 00:31, by john akeen

    Sorry Mr. president, our country it’s full of dumb people and our people they likes to hate each other and our people are not dump in their country itself, but they’re dump anywhere around the world, because they don’t know what is the world about and they don’t know how to talk about anything else than politics, anywhere around the world if you find SSudanese people in group are talk, they’re

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    • 25 September 2017 01:00, by john akeen

      anywhere around the world if you find SSudanese people in group sitting somewhere talking, that mean they’re talking about politics and none else, we need to accept that we are losers anywhere, 3 or 4 Million SSudanese people who are in europeans countries and Arabs countries they still have nothing, 4m SSudanese who are in America Canada Australia, they have nothing, not even $ 1 Dollar in

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      • 25 September 2017 01:20, by john akeen

        there bank account, anyways, our elderly people, a lot of them they all acting like they are educated, but they are not educated, a lot of them they been acting like Dr. John Garang because they see that, if they acted like Dr. John, that mean people of South Sudan will see them as educated and smart like Dr. John Garang, because SSudanese people and Sudanese people they see Dr. John as educated

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        • 25 September 2017 01:24, by john akeen

          person, and now because of their act, a lot of their generation are being acting like them too

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          • 25 September 2017 02:55, by Majesty

            Right thing to do is Gen. Salva Kiir to resign and go home.
            From 2006 after Salva Kiir took over SPLM/A file, almost everything he did is wrong since I joined SPLA in 1986. From his failed fight on oil portfolio dispute to minitrial posts with Khartoum it was an illustration of his weakness, he’ll never recover whether SPLA nationalists would be betrayed in order to accommodate new arrivals or not

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            • 25 September 2017 03:36, by Majesty

              Right now Salva Kiir is once more allowing already militaryly defeated & recorded opportunist Taban Deng Gai to revive and create another separated armed SPLM/A-IO. But guess what, to your excitement, old SPLM good soldiers/supporters and all-time mobilizers/recruiters like Gen. Paul Malong Awan are out. Who knows these are Kuol Manyang Bor and Awet Akot Gak youths times to take over.

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              • 25 September 2017 03:59, by john akeen

                Mr. Majesty
                there is no different between you and the people who are destroying South Sudan, you’re talking about you want president Kiir to resign from office, but my question to is, for who? And who has a good image among South Sudanese people that you want to replace with president Kiir now? You talk about you joined Dr. John SPLA in 1986>>

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                • 25 September 2017 04:16, by john akeen

                  and you said Dr. John SPLA was successful than SPLA now, for your information Dr. John SPLA didn’t die and they are very strong and they will remain strong for life. anyway, Dr. John SPLA was very successful because there was no money, Dr. John Dr. John SPLA was successful because UN was not against him AU was not against him EU was not against him international community was not against him>>

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                  • 25 September 2017 04:33, by john akeen

                    hanger was not against him, South SUdanese was not against him, only Riek Machar and Sudan Gov are the one who is against him, "Now" who is against Kiir? UN are against Kiir, AU are against Kiir, EU are against Kiir, Hanger it’s against Kiir, corruption it’s against Kiir, Sudan Gov are against Kiir, ministers are against Kiir, triplism it’s against Kiir, Rebellions in the country are against>>

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                    • 25 September 2017 04:56, by john akeen

                      Kiir, you Mr. Majesty; You’re against Kiir, you called Kiir stupid, but one thing I want to let you know, don’t fuck around with stupid people because if you call someone stupid, that mean you hurt their feeling, but when stupid turns to you to hurt you feeling like what you did to him or to her, believe me you might kill yourself or he might kill you>>

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                      • 25 September 2017 04:59, by john akeen

                        GOD didn’t create humin without something important in them

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                      • 25 September 2017 05:45, by Majesty

                        Jonh Akeen,
                        Though I do know the man low mental capacity i’m not against Salva Kiir, i’m against stupid Salva Kiir leadership and everything going wrong under his watch since 2006. So who are you, another low life who think sun will not come up if idiot Kiir go?

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                        • 25 September 2017 07:17, by john akeen

                          I got 2 questions for you, tell me, if 2 people walk to and 1 person tell you that you’re stupid, and the other person told you that you’re not stupid, who are you going to agree with? The person who told you that you’re stupid or the person that who told you that you’re not stupid? By the way, I don’t support war, I support peace and business development, what about you, what do you support? TO m

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                          • 25 September 2017 12:27, by Majesty

                            John Akeen,
                            Expect anything to be said about Kiir or anyone who works in public. Salva Kiir’s top culprit who caused war by reneging and refusing to follow through with election laws. We can’t have genuine peace as long he is still there doing exactly same things that brought war in first place.

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                    • 25 September 2017 06:36, by Tilo

                      You said it well bro,
                      Everybody is against Kiir can’t you see that kiir is the problem to South Sudan?
                      You have proved beyond doubt that the degree of your stupidity is so high.

                      Stupidity is knowing the truth while believing the lies
                      If everybody is against kiir therefore Kiir is the problem, Eliminate the problem peace will prevail in SS "simple"

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          • 25 September 2017 05:44, by Eastern

            john akeen,

            This dinka reasoning is the reason the country is in flames. Who told you national issues/politics is the preserve of a specific group of people...? EVERY SOUTH SUDANESE must have a say on issues affecting the country.

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            • 25 September 2017 07:29, by john akeen

              I don’t even wanna argue without you, because you are dumb like Riek Machar and Salva Kiir and Taban Deng Gai and like yourselfyourself now what do you want to say about that? So now tell me, South Sudan problem is president Kiir or South Sudan problem is Dinka?

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          • 25 September 2017 11:23, by Landlord

            Mr President, if that’s the case, just go away from south sudan and take rest for five years. It seems no one is interested in your leadership style of divide and rule along tribe line.

            Mr President, you will never bring this country to normalcy again. Trust me. It will work well with you only when you consider all people equal in terms of treatment.

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  • 25 September 2017 01:16, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Really Mr Kiir?

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  • 25 September 2017 02:39, by dinkdong

    You should.

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  • 25 September 2017 03:17, by ed moses

    Just he said my people are herding?!!. Yes, he said that because their businesses are in danger, but not for citizens of the country.

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  • 25 September 2017 03:51, by Kush Natives

    Mr. President, better not to regret now, it’s already four years passed away. But, better to regret inside your heart, but don’t through it out now. The solution we have now on hands is to let you and Riek retired. Regret isn’t paying us any pay checks or saving people’s life either. I wanted you resign from your chair before stupid Taban betrayed you and let Ajonga Mawut takeover for now till__co

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    • 25 September 2017 03:53, by Kush Natives

      N__ further election is held sometime soon next year or so.

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      • 25 September 2017 05:45, by Malakal county Simon

        Mr unwanted president, you seems to be smart and some times people’s of South Sudan do buy your lies but this time, we have no time for crocodile tears.... We want action and what i meant action is for you to resigns and save your little left legacy....... Thanks

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  • 25 September 2017 05:48, by Eastern


    Let’s pile more pressure on this tribal leader so that he either CEDE POWER through an agreeable political arrangement or he resigns altogether...WE ARE ALL STAKEHOLDERS in South Sudan. There can never be peace in the country when others are locked up in South Africa, Khartoum, the numerous refugee camps, etc. All South Sudanese must be at home...!

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    • 25 September 2017 06:05, by jubaone

      Just a rope and hang yourself to death, then you wouldn’t worry any longer. If that doesn’t work, go to the frontlines to command your nyors, perhaps then you get rocked in your head 😁.

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      • 25 September 2017 15:58, by South South


        Are you that stupid!!!! President Kiir managed to kick out every rebel in all South Sudanese towns and villages, so why would he goes to front lines while he is winning? You are the one to hang yourself because you lost everything. Juba is nice

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        • 25 September 2017 17:04, by jubaone

          South South,
          Even a monkey after roaming the bushes looking for food returns to the tree it calls home to sleep. A hungry jienge that has roamed the bushes of SS looking for food and loot CAN´T return to his place called home, for he is a vagabond and drifter. Dont brag yourselg with Juba cos I am the owner, you´re a "juronit and jiengetot" and belong to luak.

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          • 25 September 2017 20:10, by South South


            The real owners of Juba are those who fought for it, the real owners of Juba are good Bari only. Who is vagabond now? Someone who is sitting right now in his house in Juba or someone who has been chased away and lives 10000 miles away from Juba. Juba is ours. South Sudan is ours. What say you an old man?

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            • 25 September 2017 20:24, by jubaone

              South South,
              A monkey may live with humans but can’t learn to talk like humans. Jienges didn’t fight to come and idle around only in Juba. You want ready made places? Tell me your luak and I’ll tell you what type of homeless jienge you are.

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    • 25 September 2017 16:01, by South South


      Kiir is holding power and you have to come and talk to him if you need peace or stay where you are now, DIASPORA. We are OK with that. Tell us what you can do loser other that than writing useless comments in internet. Who care?

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      • 25 September 2017 20:41, by jubaone

        South South,
        Everyone in SS has a home, you as a jienge have a luak. Surely, you can’t be everywhere as your MTN name suggests. Be proud as a jienge, walk naked around and go back and develop your luak with the stolen monies. What is wrong with that? Born and lived as a street urchin? Samassha and street hawkers?

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  • 25 September 2017 21:54, by garrak1520

    You can’t regret when you planned it;remember the so-called coup d’ Etat". You have the solution to the problem you created. I will remind you that the solution is your departure. You fail the nation, you fail Africa and the International community. The whole world had hope on South Sudan; you broke the heart of Sudanese, Africans, and those who thought South Sudan will be hope to Africa.

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  • 26 September 2017 20:40, by real Dinka

    John Aken

    or how ever you call yourself, please be like real S.Sudanese patriotic who care for the free will of this country;s citizens, president Kiir has shame this nation enough and you food lovers are still making that noise after him, for what now? Am real Dinka and i don’t support your damn drunkard president who drive this country in mess since.

    Kiir and Riek must go to give peace chance

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