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S. Sudan ex-detainees propose Kiir and Machar exit strategy


President Salva Kiir greets First Vice President Riek Machar before to start a meeting at the South Sudanese presidency in Juba on 3 June 2016 (Photo Moses Lomayat)

October 31, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s former political detainees have unveiled a road map for President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar if both leaders opted out of the political arena.

The group, in a 15 October 2017 roadmap, accused President Kiir and rebel leader Machar of holding the country hostage amid fears of being held accountable for the crimes their forces committed during the ongoing civil war.

“An exit strategy will comprise a package that offers (1) asylum for the two in a willing country or countries, (2) amnesty for specified crimes committed (crimes against humanity, human rights crimes and crime under international humanitarian law) from 15 December, 2013 to the end of the transition or date of the deal, with conditions attached and (3) reasonable financial incentives that assures them of decent living in exile,” partly reads the roadmap.

It further adds, “To persuade them to give the matter serious thought, this offer must be backed by credible threat of force”.

The roadmap also proposes the formation of three alternative interim governments, should the exit package strategy for the two South Sudanese rival leaders fail.

One of the such alternative interim governments, if formed, will Executive of Technocrats comprising of professionals, academics, trade unions doctors, university academic staff, civil society, law society, doctors’ union, as the preferred option.

The second choice is Hybrid Executive comprising of technocrats and politicians. The third choice is National Unity Executive comprising wide-base political representation. No one or two political parties or formations should have overwhelming weight in the Executive.

The new alternate government will have a new legislature, nominated from the 10 states and counties, whose numbers shall not exceed 200 in the National Legislative Assembly and not more than 30 in the Council of States, three from each of the 10 states.

Neither officials from the Juba government nor those allied to the armed opposition faction led by Machar have reacted to the proposal made by the former detainees.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in less than five years of the violent conflict in South Sudan. The war, caused by divisions within the ruling party, took a tribal dimension, involving the Dinka and Nuer, two of the country’s largest tribes.

The United Nations has repeatedly accused both the armed opposition forces and government troops for the killings that took place in the country. South Sudanese government forces, the UN said in a 2015 report, “bore the greatest responsibility” for human rights violations in 2015, citing rape, murders, recruitment of child soldiers and lootings.

However as the country grapples with war, more than 5 million of its people are in need of humanitarian assistance, recent estimates from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) shows.


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  • 31 October 2017 22:22, by Mr. Right

    Congratulations to SUDAN TRIBUNE for joining high-ranking class of fake news websites! Keep falsifying information/producing fake articles at the highest level.

    You have tarnished your credibility, reliability, and impartiality of your website by constantly producing quality and exquisite political propaganda.

    Wake up South Sudanese or keep being blindfolded by these stooges???

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    • 1 November 2017 09:52, by Midit Mitot

      Shit! detainee were the messing up this country.

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      • 2 November 2017 05:13, by Malakal county Simon

        What’s a dunb idea!!

        How could you sincerely compared a victim, with an oppressor?? You too so called former detainees, you have killed ordinaries South Sudanese because you don’t tell the truths..... You may also prepares yourself for safe exit before talking of others....

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  • 31 October 2017 23:14, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    That’s correct and of course but if that is a plans, then what is the solution?
    Because Salva Kiir and Riek Machar don’t wants to give stability to South Sudan due to their wrong doing.
    What is a kind solution to be apply against them in order to free South Sudanese from millions of troubles?

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    • 1 November 2017 04:51, by Newsudan

      South Sudanese nowadays are very confused, when one ideas is not working they shifted to another idea.confusion will persist until the vision of Newsudan is restored.

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  • 31 October 2017 23:43, by Masiah

    Well That’s the only solution to free south sudanese from this disaster created by Kirr and JCE including Riak. Kirr should think wisely because JCE had incapable of discerning right from wrong.

    Going forward to save south Sudan, Kirr and Riak should accept the package for the better of new generation otherwise JCE is not taking us nowhere than destroying the country. Enought is Enought

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  • 1 November 2017 00:45, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Folks you will all 👍 agree with myself that all your suggestions are like the one of the 👨 man whose wife got lost in the wilderness!if one say this he will seconded everything even if he was to be told that the are going to below your head off he could have agree by that time, what’s happening to you guys. Gud luck

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  • 1 November 2017 03:54, by Meguaar-loong

    Excellent proposal, If the Dinka and Nuer would come together once again, then the two tribalistic leaders must be washed out of the country leadership. We need a country where no tribe claims to be more supreme than the other and that can only be achieved by a well balance government base on either the the then ten states or the three regions.

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  • 1 November 2017 04:53, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Meguar Loong:you are right no-one is anybody majority and no one is anyone minority;we are all Southerners with equal rights and privileged;We talk of majority the majority the women can claim these within the South Sudanese context

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  • 1 November 2017 05:34, by Mayendit

    The SPLM G10 or detainees are parts of the problems to. People like Pagan Amum and others have stolen 600 millions to built his own hospital oversee while leaving citizens dying look, there is no one clean within SPLM ruling party. On the other hand Salve Kiir is not seeing his own failure even nothing good will be remembering him in Bhar El Ghazal communities, no road, no schools no business

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  • 1 November 2017 05:59, by Eastern

    “An exit strategy will comprise a package that offers (1) asylum for the two in a willing country or countries, (2) amnesty for specified crimes committed (crimes against humanity, human rights crimes and crime under international humanitarian law) from 15 December, 2013 to the end of the transition or date of the deal, with conditions attached and (3) reasonable financial incentives that assures

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  • 1 November 2017 06:02, by Eastern

    (3) reasonable financial incentives that assures them of decent living in exile,” partly reads the road map.

    The third package of incentives obviously sets a very bad precedent for future leaders to behave the way Kiir does! Kiir deserves a long jail term.

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    • 1 November 2017 07:53, by South South

      People like you or Pagan who ran away from South Sudan should be working very hard to support South Sudan. G-10 has no constituency in South Sudan. Kiir has people and very powerful army behind him. South Sudan will be ruled by someone who has army, a very strong army, that’s the important one, any other talk this and that is meaningless.

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      • 1 November 2017 10:14, by Eastern

        South South,

        Leave Ustaz Amum alone. As for me, don’t even think of what I am or capable of doing..! Talking of constituency, go ask Taban Deng what lacking that means in relation to his "leadership" of the SPLA/M-IO. South Sudan has a strong army? You have made very little progress on your reasoning on this forum; get lost..!

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        • 1 November 2017 12:27, by South South


          I have made huge progress in South Sudan especially with rebels. We kicked rebels out from South Sudan. We built very, very strong army with jet fighters, drones, tanks and surveillance cameras. We parked the head of rebellion in South Africa. I am sitting in Juba comfortably while you ran to DIASPORA, who is really lost, someone in his home or someone who ran away?

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        • 1 November 2017 12:36, by Majesty

          You may not like or part of but gallant SPLA is already on record, tested and remained one of the best fighting forces in the region. Many people may not know but SPLA is not SPLM. Should South Sudan had competent President,not only we wouldn’t not had this mess in first place but SPLA would already defeat and clear the country from armed thugs years ago.

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  • 1 November 2017 07:01, by Meguaar-loong

    Eastern,you could be right bro/sister but what we need now is how to lure them out of the country’s orbit since they have kept the country in hostages. They rest of the things including accountability would come latter as long as they will be still alive

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  • 1 November 2017 07:21, by Sunday Junup

    Where is constituency of what so call G10 or G8?

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  • 1 November 2017 13:54, by MC GLazz

    G10 always stand on jealousy mood ,,, the two political figure can’t be isolated if we need peace in the Country.... despite ,,, you are walking parallel to both leadership ,,,,,
    in Any political asylum is personal responsibility not to be tell by others

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