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South Sudan forms high profile peace talks delegation


May 15, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has formed a high profile delegation to participate in the upcoming peace talks with the opposition in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, starting this Thursday.

South Sudan presidential adviser Nhial Deng Nhial (Getty Image)

The 43-member delegation, whose names were released to the public ahead resumption of talks, is led by a special envoy and the senior presidential adviser on diplomatic affairs, Nhial Deng Nhial.

Cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomoru has been assigned a new role in the delegation as the focal for the other political parties appointed among the delegation from Juba.

Also on the team are Dams and Electricity minister, Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol Michael Makuei (Information), Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth (Petroleum), Richard K. Mulla (Federal affairs), Awut Deng Acuil (Gender), Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec (Agriculture), Gathoth Gatkuoth (Labour and Public Service), Sophia Pal Gai (Water and Irrigation) and Hussein Maar Nyuot (Humanitarian and Disaster Management).

The delegation also consists of the Kapoeta state governor, Louis Lobong Lojore, Other members include, James Ancieto Batikayo, Francis Ben Ataba, Wek Mamer Kuol, Martha Martin, Mayor Ayuong, David Naila Mayo, John Andruga Duku, Saleh Liwa Agili, Mel Wal Achein, Gen. Majier Deng Kur, Gen. Rabi Emmanuel Majung, Gen. Gatwec Puoc, Gen. Abut Stephen Thian Kuol and Gen. Jackson Alia.

The list also includes, Adam Alupe Lorika, Ajiing Deng Ajiing, Pual Latio Ramba, Aliai Achuil Lual , Nyakuay Gatduel, Michael Aluong Aduot, Francis Oliver Kenyi, Mayom Kuoc Malek, Philip Palet Gaden, Dharuai Mabor Teny, Paskaline Philip Waden, Emanuel Sokiri Lugor, Bona Deng Lawrence, Matur Riak Mayindi, Joseph Malek Arop James Andrea Anyak and Angas Poni Lukudu.


The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) will resume in Addis Ababa on Thursday.

On Monday, the head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), urged South Sudanese parties at the forum to put the interest of the country first and make compromises necessary to achieve resolution of all the outstanding issues.

"This country has missed so many opportunities to make durable peace and we should not allow the HLRF [High-Level Revitalization Forum] to be squandered,” Festus Mogae told reporters in Juba.

Since the conflict in South Sudan began in December 2013 between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those allied to former first Vice President Riek Machar, tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than three million displaced as a result of the conflict.


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  • 16 May 2018 08:06, by Games

    Are they going to attack Addiss Ababa or what other purpose they are going to Ethiopia for

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  • 16 May 2018 08:06, by jubaone

    Why the jienge regime is sending over 40 members to HLRF
    1. Most are academically weak and have extremely poor analytical and oratory skills. Huge numbers just to produce nothing or little.
    2. It is a "eating and feasting" trip as most can’t afford good and healthy food anymore.
    3. Potential to defect cuz of hopelessness of the jienge regime.
    4. Meet old foes and exchange jokes.

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    • 16 May 2018 08:35, by Games

      1 these people have ever had a two meals for the last 2 years
      2 the majority of these people never been on a vacation and its opportunity for Salva Kiir to send them to Addiss Ababa as its their holiday destinations
      3 its another way to paying back their unrecieved salary/Wages for last two years

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    • 16 May 2018 12:00, by South South


      This is a real peace this time. The high delegation from our government shows that. If you look to the list carefully you will see majority of them were former IO who defected and joined Taban Deng, good people. Let’s talk about peace from today, no more hard words, peace MUST be given a room to blossom. You ca go back to Juba, jubaone.

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      • 16 May 2018 14:01, by jubaone

        South South
        If the jienge regime did NOT sign the CoH, refused the federal system of governance, refused to reform the security sector, refused to reduce the size of the parliamnet, refused to revoke the 32 worthless states, refused to form the Hybrid Court, wants to maintain the status-quo even as Taban has formally disbanded the IO, continues with military offensive. This is WAR. We go for it.

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        • 16 May 2018 14:22, by South South


          You can call our government any name you want, but that will not change anything. When you are a rebel, you talk to someone you fight against, someone who is holding power. We have federal system in place already, states are federal states.32 states are like by majority of South Sudanese. Security sector is untouchable one, it will be like that. Peace.

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          • 16 May 2018 17:29, by jubaone

            South South
            It’s this jienge arrogance and greed that has turned DS into a shithole country. You think you "own" SS and you wonder why the rest want you dead by all means. FYI: federalism is different from these 32 worthless states where some governors have offices under trees. We shall just go ahead with Equatexit and don’t care what the rest think.

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            • 16 May 2018 17:54, by South South


              Stop these nonsense and empty threat. You are weak and helpless. You need peace which I am trying to give you

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              • 16 May 2018 18:19, by jubaone

                South South
                Just shut up Abyei jienge. I don’t need jienges to give me or us anything cuz they have nothing. See your Jiengestans other than cows and bullshit, you have nothing. That is the reason why jienges have found refuge in Equatoria. Our program is one: make jienge life miserable and impossible in Equatoria. We shall keep your heads "ringing". No peace.

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                • 16 May 2018 19:05, by South South


                  You are wasting my time. You need peace to back to Juba

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    • 16 May 2018 13:05, by wau nar

      please stop posting hate speech on social medias all the time let’s ve peace the delgations are not from jienge as you said if you don’t ve lack of understanding,the delgates are from all the corners of south sudan if you ve metal problem leave alone south sudanese who are here in the south to ve rest.

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      • 16 May 2018 14:09, by jubaone

        Wau Nar,
        Those non-jienges in the jienge regime are just hirelings and idiots. They are like slaves that cry once their master´s house burns down though they don´t even sleep in it. These are suckers who have seen their sisters, mothers being raped and their brothers sodomized by jienge nyors and yet sadistically and cowardly look on and smile. They are worse than homosexuals and pimps. Just scum

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  • 16 May 2018 10:19, by Lenin Bull

    The chance of bringing total peace to South Sudan is 50-50! If the mediators want real meaningful lasting peace then they will allow South Sudanese to discuss contentious issues and propose solutions, if the mediators impose foreign driven solutions and sugarcoated them as peace, then it will be bad peace and will eventual explode again bringing the country back to square one.

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    • 17 May 2018 04:25, by Kuch

      "The chance of bringing total peace to South Sudan is 50-50!"
      Mr. Lenin Bull, you are the most realistic & knowledgeable about what is really going on. Some of South Sudanese do not know that a genuine peace & a sustainable peace in our country is not going to come from the hotels, brothels & bars of foreign capitals but right here inside South Sudan & in front of South Sudanese people>>>

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      • 17 May 2018 04:34, by Kuch

        "Our national dialogue" right here inside South Sudan & by the South Sudanese people themselves was the ’right start in a right direction’ But some of our lowly informed South Sudanese idiots do not know that our self-appointed so-called ’troika countries’ of the US, the UK & Norway are our big obstacle to our country’s peace. These self-anointed so-called countries want to be South Sudan’s>>>

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        • 17 May 2018 04:42, by Kuch

          and the South Sudanese people new colonizers/ masters on a disguise or a creepy way of ’humanitarian aid, donation, peacekeeping & their so-called human right business scams’. But for self-appointed troika countries not to be seen as direct new South Sudan & South Sudanese people colonizers or overloads, they have ’outsourced their dirty game’ to some creepy idiots in ’IGAD & the AU’ like>>>

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          • 17 May 2018 04:49, by Kuch

            Festus Mogoe of Botswana, the head of the AU from Chad & the so-called IGAD foreign ministers to do their INDIRECT COLONIZATION of our country & our people. While the gulf Arab states pay the these self-appointed troika countries to come & bully our country & our people because they are considered to have leverage over our country & our people>>>

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            • 17 May 2018 04:53, by Kuch
              • 17 May 2018 05:02, by Kuch

                The gulf Arab states pay the troika countries of US. the UK, Norway & the troika countries come & pay our so-called IGAD foreign ministers, the head of AU of Chad, the head of JMEC of Botswana & the IGAD foreign ministers>>>

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                • 17 May 2018 05:07, by Kuch

                  and also the so-called ’UNIMISS troops & police as the protectors of South Sudan people & sovereignty of South Sudan’. Fellows, I have been called name on this forum by some lowly informed South Sudanese but l know these dirty intrigues being toyed around our country & against our people by the evils some of our lowly informed South Sudanese often called our allies/friends or allies>>>

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                  • 17 May 2018 05:16, by Kuch

                    The US, the UK & Norway have lost leverage over our country & our people because of their 15/12/ 2013 foiled coup misadventure with their puppets like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Majak & Co. But since their dirty game to topple or violently regime change an elected government has been utterly thwarted, they have resorted to using every ’creepy intrigue’ at their disposal to achieve their desired>>

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                    • 17 May 2018 05:26, by Kuch

                      results----to bring back their puppets of Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Majak Akol, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirilo, Kosti Manibe, Deng Alor, Adwok Nyabe, and some of their other thieves & traitors back into power in our country & over our people again. And do this, the whole game must ’negotiations for those South Sudanese traitors’ must always be done in foreign countries>>>

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                      • 17 May 2018 05:38, by Kuch

                        because the traitors & thieves know, what they have done to our country & our people is ’grand treason & is punishable by fire squad & hanging’. But their ’foreign masters’ from the US, the UK, Norway, the UN of Chad, their sleazy NGOs like the head of the AU, the head of JMEC of Botswana & their IGAD foreign ministers of IGAD. Who are being used as our country & our people’s INDIRECT COLONIZERS>>

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                        • 17 May 2018 05:51, by Kuch

                          are to be used as SHUTTLE pieces of CRAPS between our TRAITORS & THIEVES, who have sold themselves & their souls to the devils and being held hostage in foreign capitals as their BARGAINING CHIPS & BLACKMAILS to our country & our country by foreign devils to crawl themselves back into our country & come & loot it like the evils had/are still doing in DRC, CAR, Libya, Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan>>>

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                          • 17 May 2018 06:01, by Kuch

                            Syria, Yemen & Somalia. But the self-appointed evil troika countries of the US, the UK & Norway, their evil juus, their gulf Arab states pay masters, their busy-bodies in between like their UNIMISS troops, their sleazy NGOs & their INDIRECT RULERS African creeps from Chad, Botswana, their so-called IGAD foreign minsters & some of their creepy allies in between---watch this space>>>

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                            • 17 May 2018 06:10, by Kuch

                              We are going to bomb you evils out of our country & our over our people once & for all. Here in South Sudan, we are not & will never ever be part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never ever. We are back fellows. The evil corporate America, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus attack dogs, their cloned so-called arab of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ of Arabia>>>

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                              • 17 May 2018 06:18, by Kuch

                                paymasters & some of their creepy sleazy allies in between like Abeshas (ethiopians) love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and it must stop. Relly fellows, who would want to these ’vermins’ in their own villages? Who really want these vermins in their villages fellows? No one. But bunch of our lowly informed South Sudanese like some of our Nuer, some Shilluks,>>>

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                                • 17 May 2018 06:28, by Kuch

                                  some Equatorians & even some of our Dinkas/Jiengs’s lazies who don’t want to work our vast land, but always want to be fed free UN ration from by other countries & just sit around & complain day & night about luck of enough food, "misuse of resources, corruptions, Dinka/Jieng council of elders (JCEs), Salva Kiir A & Z, while the lazies are not doing anything for their own damn selves>>>

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                                  • 17 May 2018 06:35, by Kuch

                                    But when the lazies are told to get the hell out of these so-called UN & UNIMISS compounds & go and farm their own damn foods since there is no more war in our country. The lazies & fools would even accused you that "you may be one of their so-called South Sudan looters & is working for their own sorry misery">>>

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                                    • 17 May 2018 06:44, by Kuch

                                      My South Sudanese fools, the US, the UK, Norway, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies like *North Sudan, their so-called ethiopia, Djibouti & their Gulf Arab states’ paymasters are not our allies, friends or anything; they are our ’enemies’. Fellows,>>>

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                                      • 17 May 2018 06:57, by Kuch

                                        I have been posting these links for sometimes:https://www.britannica.com/science/opium
                                        The English merchants used to sell the ’opium drugs’ to Hong Kong, China in 19th century & the ’opium was gleaned from India (then British Indian corporation), Burma, Afghanistan & South East Asian countries>>>

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                                        • 17 May 2018 07:07, by Kuch

                                          and dumped their *English merchants opium drug into Island of Hong Kong* And the Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese) became *addicted to Opium drug* & when the Chinese people, said that they don’t want to trade with the English Merchants. The English Merchants bullied the Chinese. The Chinese people took their pride & took over their Hong Kong back in 1997>>>

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                                          • 17 May 2018 07:16, by Kuch

                                            Some of my lowly informed South Sudanese fools, the UK, the US, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between have taken our country & our people, and the evils (the US, the UK, their UN, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, ethiopia, Djibouti & of their creepy allies in between)>>>

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                                            • 17 May 2018 07:25, by Kuch

                                              have been playing games with our country & our people. Some of South Sudanese brains can recalled the phrase "one country, two system" in 1999 when the SPLM/A was negotiating with the clone so-called arabs of North Sudan in Nairobi, Machakos, Naivasha & other towns>>>

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                                              • 17 May 2018 07:35, by Kuch

                                                the evils who were *vociferous* about their then damned, "one country, two systems" were the *evil corporate America, the UK, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus, and some of their creepy allies in between even here in our Africa & our own region, are the one who are playing games with our country & our people>>>

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                                                • 17 May 2018 07:45, by Kuch

                                                  Some of my South Sudanese fools, game is over. Our country & our country have been ’set up’ by the evils we are going to bomb to ’near oblivion’ out of our country----fellows, the owners are back. The US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab state paymasters & some of their creepy allies in between are going>>>

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  • 16 May 2018 10:26, by John Head

    Let hope that, the two parties would not raise their expectations rather than public interest. what South Sudanese need is everlasting peace and not gun.make compromise so that, peace may prevail in the country.

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  • 16 May 2018 10:27, by Lenin Bull

    The problem of civil war in South Sudan is the poorly strategized contest between President Kiir and his former Vice President Dr.Riek. It is not tribal because the Nuer and the Dinka are more related than any other ethnicity in South Sudan They are neighbors with both economic and marriage/social ties and blood relations. It is politics stupid!

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  • 16 May 2018 10:29, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    The only gift the parties should offer to the people of South Sudan is "peace". Forget about individual interests but think of this country which has become a laughing stock.

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  • 16 May 2018 11:54, by Eastern

    This is again efforts in futility. The IGAD HLRF has already failed. Whether Kiir goes with the regime emissaries or not, the position of the regime presented to IGAD has already failed the HLRF....!

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    • 16 May 2018 12:03, by South South


      Nothing fail as we know. Peace will just start. It may take a few rounds before we see the fruit of it, that’s how people work to bring peace in the world. Blaming IGAD,blaming our government and praise Riek’s IO rebels will take us nowhere.

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  • 16 May 2018 12:28, by Kenyang ll

    The delegation, if proven, shows nothing but hopeless regime wanting to smear blame on everyone mouth by failing to choose their regular bigot clanmen who occupied everything/where. With exception of one or two, the unwanted regime took time and chose clean, good South Sudanese for purpose of reframing its image. What they may not know, are these good peace negotiators?

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    • 16 May 2018 12:46, by Kenyang ll

      Amazing, but that’s what you do if you are an inferior, hopeless President with no brain beyond your noise. Genuine peace will come with full removal of coward Kiir and dissolution of rotten regime to the fullest. I’ll be here for the rest.

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  • 17 May 2018 00:16, by lino

    Konyo Konyo Regime is acting like NIF of Khartoum when they were negotiating with SPLMA, rebels then; Khartoum used to pack up a plane with 100 officials to the talks so they can convinced their sons and relatives, but now Kiirdit Officials are after the dollars then get distributed as South Sudan runout of Green bucks!!!

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