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South Sudan peace talks kick off despite government boycott


February 5, 2018 (JUBA)- The second phase of the IGAD-brokered South Sudanese peace talks have resumed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, despite a boycott by the government delegation demanding more representation.

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The opening session of the revitalization forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 18, 2017 (ST)

The Second Phase of High-Level Revitalization Forum was launched Monday after the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement poorly enforced by the warring parties. So the deal which was designed as a confidence-building measure contributed to further deteriorate the conducive environment before the talks.

Multiple sources participating in the discussions told Sudan Tribune from the venue of the talks in Addis Ababa on Monday that the mediation team launched the process after rejecting the "procrastination" of the government.

“We were called into the meeting hall only to realize that the government delegation was not present. We inquired from the mediation team and we were told the government delegation was demanding more representation,” said the source.

Also, a member of the government delegation separately confirmed the boycott, arguing that there is a need for all the members of the government delegation to take part in the process because every member has a role to play.

He said the IGAD gave the government team only 12 seats.

"We asked for acceptance as we came because each and every member of the delegation has a mission for whom he was selected by the government to come,” a government official told Sudan Tribune from Addis Ababa.

The official expressed optimism that the impasse would be resolved and the team will participate.

The second phase will discuss the implementation of a permanent cease-fire which is part of the peace agreement, elaborate a revised and realistic timeline and a schedule towards general elections in the country at the end of the interim period.

Speaking at the opening session, the head of the IGAD Council of Ministers Workineh Gebeyehu urged the parties to reach a political deal and to observe the cessation of hostilities adding "It is your very last chance".

The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat urged the participants to have the needed seriousness and courage to shoulder their responsibility at this critical juncture in the history of their country.

“The commitment that had been made has never been honoured. Hardly the ink [on the cessation of hostilities agreement] had dried that clashes erupted in numerous parts of the country,” he stressed.

For his part, IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan, Ismail Wais, urged the parties to desist from ceasefire violations. Further, he pointed that the AU, IGAD, and the United Nations have already condemned the ceasefire breaches and warned that the spoilers and violators will face sanctions.

"In that regard, the region and the international community are ready to take punitive measures against individuals and organizations that have been verified as violators of this Agreement. These aren’t empty threats," he said.


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  • 5 February 2018 23:36, by garrak1520

    IGAD, the International community must know that the government of South Sudan is not interested in peace. It is time to close the gathering in Addis Ababa and put maximum pressure on Kiir and allies; block all accounts, no traveling and arm embargo, most importantly put pressure on Uganda and Kenya government to stop support to Kiir. Time is up for Kiir, Tabang, Machar.

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  • 6 February 2018 00:51, by The Rhino

    Once again,the Dinka government is truly misbehaving.Not appearing to the session is a pure breach to the signed agreement and an obnoxious conduct to schedule.The Dinkas/Jienges are now fearing the truth,..fucking cowards! "come out and see the Sun" you idiots! The truth is knocking at your doors! On behave of our innocent South Sudanese,the world has now reckoned and identified the....

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    • 6 February 2018 01:01, by The Rhino

      ...greedy criminals and they’ll be punished accordingly,..if they sign peace or not! You Jieng morons have now little time to duck or dodge the Tsunami of punishments coming at you! Raping,looting and murdering innocent civilians is one thing but facing the truth is another!Fucking Dinka bastards!

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  • 6 February 2018 02:11, by Games

    For what these weasels (JCE) needs more than seats for in Addis?

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  • 6 February 2018 02:42, by Kenyang ll

    12 Seats are NOT enough!? How manys they sent, a million with each for each letter?
    This should give mediators an opportunity to preview failed Juba regime. They must teach them that successful countries aren’t represented by millions but few capable individuals. Who has the resource and time to invite an entirely country for talk?

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    • 6 February 2018 06:55, by Koryom2

      Well here we go again! As long as continue to consider our problems to to be resolved for us by some foreign fools who are not even smarter or intelligent than ourselves in their foreign hotels, brothels & bars. We are going to be in this sh*t for a long haul as far as we are concerned. Many of our idiots have been informed time & time again that our country & our people have been taken hostage>>>

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      • 6 February 2018 07:01, by Koryom2

        by foreign countries with their own political, economics & Geo-political interests and foolish citizenry & leaders are so foolish that that they are not seeing that our country is going to be like Eastern Congo, Somalia, CAR, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan or Ukraine. The US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs want to be our new masters after cloned arab North Sudan and they have outsourced this dirty

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        • 6 February 2018 07:06, by Koryom2

          sinister project against our country & our people to their lackeys in our so-called IGAD & the AU as their veneers to bully our country & our people and they (the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs) are watching on the sidelines in order that they don’t want to be seen as the direct new colonizers of South Sudan & the South Sudan people, but their own African people in the IGAD & the AU>>>

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        • 6 February 2018 07:42, by Tilo

          A fool is someone who does care for their country and always kill the citizen; a Fool is the person who allows himself to be manipulated by JCE because they come from the same tribe
          You jieng are suffering even more than us Equatorians and yet you are been fooled by your JCE – look at how you guys are killing each other in rumbek
          We Equatorians we need out – we are tired of Jieng sh**t,

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      • 6 February 2018 07:03, by jubaone

        Kuch aka Koryom2,
        Just stick to the contents of the article and give pertinent responses instead of worthless and stupid answers. You seem to be a notorious idiot and lazy thinker unable to figure out the relationship between causes, processes and effects. It may be too late to teach mathematics and abstract thinking. Do business administration, you may succeed. LOL 😁

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        • 6 February 2018 07:11, by jubaone

          Just take 5 intelligent people to get things done than a battalion of idiots who can’t reason. They will simply scuttle and mess up matters. Perhaps they are there to get some per diem, good food after these starving days in Juba. These kiirminals must be held accountable. They are scumbags

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        • 6 February 2018 07:12, by Koryom2

          I am the one who is more knowledgeable about what is going here in our country than some of you foreign fools who have sold your souls to foreign masters. Tell me idiot, what have you ever contributed tangible on this web site about South Sudan interest other than JCEs this & Salva Kiir that. Mr. Jubaone idiot, if we always listen to fools like you, then there would not have been South>>>

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          • 6 February 2018 07:31, by Koryom2

            Sudan in existence to date---the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan would still be lurking in your Equatorian villages trust me fool. But for us, we don’t give a damn about what the fools like you think. You are not even a South Sudanese but just another cloned so-called arab of North Sudan like Mr. Eastern who have been weened off the South Sudanese people teats but they always poke their>>>

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            • 6 February 2018 07:38, by Koryom2

              long noses into our internal affairs uninvited. This is what our country has been set up for by our enemies if you idiot who claims to know anything about the world schemes of things: Countries like ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda & North Sudan are being forced by their masters from the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs & Gulf Arab states’ paymasters to wrestle over our country>>>>

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              • 6 February 2018 07:44, by Koryom2

                like what had been done in DRC, CAR, Libya and now Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine and this is simply because of our resources, land & water & to counter China present in our country. But the US, the UK & their allies are wasting their damn times & our times trust me. Why do you idiot think, the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies are so much fixated on our country’s>>>>

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                • 6 February 2018 07:49, by Koryom2

                  & our people problems when there are massive problems in other countries like Darfur, Nuba Mountains, Southern Blue Nile, Libya, CAR, ethiopia, Somalia & even Kenya? Because South Sudan is where the hyenas from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies are desperately salivating to come & plunder. And we have some of our South Sudanese traitors who have sold their souls>>>

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                  • 6 February 2018 07:54, by Koryom2

                    these foreign devils & these traitors want to sell our country to these foreign masters of theirs----good luck to the traitors like Rebecca Nyandeng, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirrilo. Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Kosti Manibe et al. We will see where the traitors are going to come & live in South Sudan. Sell our country in foreign countries is cheaper for them, but coming & let their foreign masters come>>>

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                    • 6 February 2018 08:00, by Koryom2

                      & loot our country on the ground would be different matter all together. Those bullshits being toyed around in those foreign brothels, bars & hotels are going to remain in those hotels, brothels & bars. But the bucks stop with the South Sudanese people on the ground. Who would want to live with the evil white Americans, English people & their creepy allies in their villages? Who really want>>>

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                      • 6 February 2018 08:05, by Koryom2

                        these vermins in their villages? Fellows, there are some idiots who sometimes call us on this web site that we are warmongers. But these are the same idiots who would foul later if their villages & lands are taken by their white Americans, English people,the evil juus & Arabs like what they have done in the Gambella region, Central Kenya, some part of Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa>>>

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                        • 6 February 2018 08:11, by Koryom2

                          Angola or Namibia. But not a single Dinka/Jieng village would be taken by the evil white Americans, English people, the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan or Arabs as far as we are concerned. So of our South Sudanese fools have been informed that there is no more war, the current propaganda being propagated by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their creepy allies through>>>>

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                          • 6 February 2018 08:17, by Koryom2

                            their massive propaganda machines is to keep themselves relevant in our country & to blackmail the South Sudanese people to let the evils into our country again. Do some South Sudanese know as to why the greatest Charlatan of all people----Mr. Barack Obama used to call our country, "the US national security interest"? How can another country becomes another country security interest>>>

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                            • 6 February 2018 08:24, by Koryom2

                              Because our country is considered to has been midwifed with US money & hence, our country must be a US over sea’s protectorate & our people were to be the US subjects! What did the Charlatan smoked really? And some our South Sudanese who don’t know anything beyond their villages continue to worship the evils like the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs>>>

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                              • 6 February 2018 08:31, by Koryom2

                                My South Sudanese idiots, countries like Liberia & Sierra Leone are very rich countries with resources. Liberia was a country which the former slaves from the America were resettled & that was why their country was named ’Liberia’ & their Capital city ’Monrovia’ after US. James Monroe. Sierra Leone is just the same with Liberia---Mountain Lion>>>

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                                • 6 February 2018 08:40, by Koryom2

                                  and their capital city was named " Freetown" signified that the former slaves were freed. Some South Sudanese with some shred of knowledge, know that ’Liberia & Sierra Leone’ have been looted since by the US & the West ever since, when they are the most richest in resources ever in West Africa. So my fellow South Sudanese idiots, how many countries in Africa has the US & the West have been made>>>

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                                  • 6 February 2018 08:47, by Koryom2

                                    prosperous by the US & the West? None fellows. Your US, the UK & their allies just want to set up our country & our people to borrow their damn money from their "World bank & IMF banking cartels" and then bleed our country dry like many other African countries while at the same time use these loans as their their blackmails & coercion to our country & our future leaders>>>>

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                                    • 6 February 2018 08:55, by Koryom2

                                      Many learned South Sudanese know these dirty corporate America, the UK & some their creepy allies in between intrigues. And that is why they keep threatening some of these South Sudanese with their damn sanctions, travel bans, arms embargoes & all. But who gives a damn about these evils threats? Remember fellows, the US was given the first priority to come & invest in our country right after>>>

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                                      • 6 February 2018 08:59, by Koryom2

                                        our country’s independence. But the US investors flatly refused citing lack of infrastructures to come & invest in them in our country. But when the then government of South Sudan asked the Chinese investors to come & invest in our country, and the Chinese investors agreed that they would what they can to come & invest in our country & when the US hears this>>>>

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                                        • 6 February 2018 09:06, by Koryom2

                                          the evil became enraged and wanted a regime change & that is how their 2013 foiled coup was hatched through their Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom & Co puppets/stooges. And the US, the US, the UK & allies thought that they would then go & micro-managed their puppets/stooges in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels, Paris, Dubai & some of their other sleazy countries>>>

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                                          • 6 February 2018 09:12, by Koryom2

                                            that the evil & their puppets/stooges go & bank their loots in. The US, the UK & their allies were even asked by Salva Kiir to help bring back the money that was stolen by our former & the current government officials. And an account was set in Kenya in 2012 to deposited the stolen money back. But up to date, only a few with conscience are reported to have brought back the stolen money>>>

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                                            • 6 February 2018 09:16, by Koryom2

                                              from the South Sudanese coffers. But tell these facts to boneheads like Jubaone, Eastern & other idiots on this website that their US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are nothing but just our arch enemies who are only after resources & to fight China’s present in our country through proxy>>>

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                                              • 6 February 2018 09:21, by Koryom2

                                                and to Geo-politcally chess game play our country & our people like their then East & West Germany during their then cold war & the evils hope that they can re-unite our country & people with the evils we hate to death like their then East & West Germany & the evils can go & tossed their Champagne glasses in their boardrooms in the hotels, brothels & bars & brag---Western civilization>>>

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                                                • 6 February 2018 09:28, by Koryom2

                                                  But the evils are day dreaming. That is not gonna happen under the sun. The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop.
                                                  This is what the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their & their creepy allies in between are going to get what the evils are desperately shopping>

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          • 6 February 2018 08:06, by jubaone

            Kuch Koryom2,
            As a worthless Jienge creature, we have seen your true uncleaned and naked asses. Just disgusting, stinking and sickening. What is SS? A territory without a people except marauding armed bandits, a few governors, ministers and battalions of "bush generals"? The best for you, just go look after the rest cows, sleep, eat and shit. Anything else is useless.

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            • 6 February 2018 14:01, by Redeemer

              Jubaone & the rest of Riek IO
              What really do you know about the demand of the government, Riek family IO cannot make such demands of course

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              • 6 February 2018 21:14, by Eastern

                This simplistic view will continue to make you travel to Addis Ababa. Rebels have no face to lose but the regime does!

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  • 6 February 2018 14:30, by Na A Lo Yei

    Now the fire started tickling the criminals asses in Juba they are simply trying to buy time. This time the whole world is watching and listening no more bullshit. Bloody Incompetent bunch of lunatics, thieves, rapist, ugly savages with empty brain.
    Lujute lo nguti

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