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Machar’s meeting with IGAD revitalization team “fruitful”: official


October 5, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudan armed opposition official has described as “fruitful” Wednesday’s meeting between their leader Riek Machar and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) high level on revitalization forum in South Africa.

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First Vice President Riek Machar greets SPLM-IO officials at Juba airport upon his arrival, April 26, 2016 (ST Photo)

Machar’s spokesperson, Lam Kuei Lam, said the exiled opposition leader expressed his commitment to the IGAD revitalization forum, arguing that the initiative will revive the “collapsed” peace deal.

Lam said the team had successful interactions with the rebel leader.

“The chairman and commander-in-Chief of the SPLM/A (IO) Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon held a fruitful consultation meeting on Revitalization or Resuscitation of the August collapsed agreement with the IGAD high powered delegation led by H.E. Workneh Gebeyehu, the minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Ethiopia and H. E. Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, minister of Foreign Affair of the Republic of Sudan,” the official told Sudan Tribune on Thursday.

He however said the details of what transpired on 5 October in South Africa would be availed through the IGAD high level delegations.

Lam said the SPLM/SPLA-IO chairman also assured the IGAD delegation of his commitment for peace to return to South Sudan.

“The SPLM/A (IO) leadership welcomed the consultation forum and expressed its appreciation to the IGAD for the opportunity as we look forward to the peaceful resolution to end the conflict,” he added.

The regional bloc on Monday unveiled the timetable for the revitalization forum to start consultations with South Sudanese leaders and citizens of the young nation.

Consultations, it said, commences from 13 October to 17 October, with leaders in South Sudan’s coalition government to be consulted first during the IGAD-initiated process.


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  • 6 October 2017 08:49, by Newsudan

    The govt should reinstated Riek as FVP again period, his forces are causing havoc to citizens,

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    • 6 October 2017 08:57, by Newsudan

      Riek confinement in SA held the country hostage, the govt should make tough comprises for sake of their people peace. after all ,people who perished in these war are South Sudanese, whether Dinka,Nuer,Shilluk, Baria Zande,Anyuak,Balanda or whatever, time for delaying is over,People are starving in both idps camp n refugees camps

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      • 6 October 2017 10:03, by Wutkhor

        Why RMT confinement in SA could keep country hostage while ur empty Dinka’s insects salva n his jce animals were the one who attempt to murder RMT when RMT manage to survive ur jiengs insects never stop their sorts destructions for the country they just rush to replace a signatories of peace with fake fans who don’t represent the IO so u guys will keep smelling our guns throughout.

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    • 6 October 2017 09:08, by koang mi kei

      hahahahahahah sorry NEWSUDAN i thought your five common sense are working now it seem like you are an idiot who do not know what is going on in south Sudan Riek is good leader is not rebelling because Dinka is rebelling of Bad leadership of which even your mam and dad are suffering too shame on you some of Dinka they regret where were you all this years of War? are you blind who does not see.

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      • 6 October 2017 09:14, by Newsudan

        Koang mi kei
        it is not bad to comprise for sake of people. People are starving now as I speak to you, Idps camps,refugees camps,govt areas,rebels areas,crisis is spreading

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    • 6 October 2017 13:47, by Midit Mitot

      Without Dr Machar, don,t dream of such a peace in this country.

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  • 6 October 2017 09:07, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Machar is the legitimate vice president of South Sudan. In him there is peace, compassion and harmony unlike the devils that running the country.

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  • 6 October 2017 09:15, by Eastern

    Taban and Kiir are just doing great. We have enough Chinese rice here in Juba. The only problem is we don’t have money to buy salt for cooking the rice. Most of us don’t have money to go and work on credit..!

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  • 6 October 2017 09:40, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    All this consultations is just a delaying tactics, otherwise both of them should go to the round table to settle this amicably, we are tied of 🛂 passponding things, we need genuine ? peace and a lasting one, no more 💣 bomb falling on innocent civilians, enough is enough the damage have already been made

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  • 6 October 2017 09:41, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    🌕 FULL Stop ?

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  • 6 October 2017 10:10, by Wutkhor

    Wonders will never end, why don’t the so-called Igad just set RMT free for good n for all if the Igad re not just groups of hyenas who re just making daily incentives for sake of SS peace, coz the issues is clear to them now that no signatories of any peace in this world have never been excluded, it only happen by Igad led fake peace, led the Igad allowed RMT to return to our controls area than we

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  • 6 October 2017 10:15, by Wutkhor

    Continue.. If that free RMT as soon as possible than we can resuscitate the peace but there must be new conditions which can make it successful.
    1- the resuscitation must only include signatories to the previous peace, STD crowns Hotel gangs n thugs must be excluded, coz they were the one who highjacked the collapse peace n they keep their country hostage.
    2- there must be secessions

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    • 6 October 2017 10:25, by Wutkhor

      2- there must be secessions for the EQUATORI, NUER, SHOLL N OTHER SMALLS TRIBES IN G.U.N R in the new agreement that could pave the way for permanent stability in any future independent state in the new divided emerge state.
      3- ICC must be the courts for those who perpetrated mass atrocities starting from the Nuer genocides in juba n the massacres across the Equatoria, WBGS the FERTITS

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  • 6 October 2017 11:40, by lou nuer

    Peace is around the corner as Makuei Lueth use to said sometime back. As per now, STD Crown Hotel should think wisely otherwise the end of the game will be on you. Save what you were getting during your terrible time of J1 and IO military Barack

    Struggle Continue

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  • 6 October 2017 11:54, by Lenin Bull

    All the SPLA-IO idiots who are emotional and celebrating war and IGAD schemes in this forum will regret soon. IGAD which is full of and managed by criminal strategists are devising a way of reigniting the war again in South Sudan after it was dwindling and dying out. Soon Nuer youths are going to be driven to front lines to fight and die like flies again and IGAD gets money for peace talks!!

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  • 6 October 2017 12:00, by Lenin Bull

    What is new? Riek Machar and his coward forces ran away twice from Juba in 2013, and in 2016. Who knows this might be the last days for him to run away again from Juba. Stop celebrating war and killing. Stop putting all your trust in foreign powers to solve your issues. Even if IGAD brings Riek Machar back, they will not 100% guarantee his safety and assure his victory to J1.

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    • 6 October 2017 14:30, by Wutkhor

      Lenin Bullshirt.. No body requested Igad to helps us ya insects dumb jieng animals, I hate all living Dinka’s to dead, when we were fighting ur thousands insects nyors in juba, we kiils a hundreds of AkolKoor insects in Shirikat there uniform was everywhere. Nobody want to lives with Dinka’s coz u guys proves that u re half humans u RR just fits to lives with animals.

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  • 6 October 2017 13:14, by John Wetjunub

    Criminals are claiming impossible things to happen. who will accept those demands from you Idiots.

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  • 6 October 2017 13:35, by lou nuer

    Lenin Bull
    You are singing a song of war continue for your milking the lost cow from the one since you have heard the owner has recognized his cow you start quarreling with ur, madam? Please don’t consider that you defeate us twice all your things were in plan b4 S.S Independent but we were for peace till now. Finally Lenin Bull our IO forces will be equal with yours? We fought you for 4 days 960 I

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    • 6 October 2017 18:01, by Redeemer

      Wutkhor, Lou Nuer Jubaone and Eastern
      The right time has come again but don’t forget, Riek has work harder to unit IO because it is the IO council that will offer him the FVP position, Riek will be like a baby in the hands of his intellectuals he betrayed by announcing that 2015 peace is dead while he knows that the whole IO leaders are in Juba

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      • 6 October 2017 19:07, by Eastern

        Redeemer aka enslaved,

        Did you just use your brain to reason..? SPLA/SPLM-IO is out of Juba and in the bush. What remains in Juba headed by Taban Deng Gai is what he and cohorts know better. The ARCSS was meant to clip Kiir’s powers the Kiir-Taban alliance in Juba still leaves power entirely in the hands of Kiir, a psychopath. Try your hands on something else..!

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      • 6 October 2017 19:10, by Eastern

        Taban Deng even agrees he’s Kiir’s lapdog. The Kiir-Taban alliance is one and the same....http://radiotamazuj.org/en/news/article/taban-s-group-separate-consultations-on-peace-process

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  • 7 October 2017 06:39, by Nyesi Ta

    Will Riak Machar, this time escape another assassination attempt that Kiir and his JCE has planned. If Riak steps on to the soil of the South Sudan Capital, he will be a dead man and shall be no more like Dr. John Garang. IGAD, isn’t a mediator but an enemy of SPLM/IO and of the entire people of South Sudan. Otherwise, if he and Kiir reconcile the victims shall be the ppl of S. Sudan.

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