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South Sudanese parties strike deal on security arrangement chapter


July 5, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudanese belligerents have reached an agreement on the security arrangements as they settled the last four outstanding issues paving the way for discussions on pending issues in the governance chapter.

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The SPLA conducting military drill in Bor, November 29, 2014 (ST)

Sudanese army spokesperson Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami, announced that the South Sudanese parties in the IGAD-led process have reached an agreement on the outstanding issues in the security arrangements.

"The final draft agreement will be signed in an official ceremony in presence of President Omer al-Bashir, the guarantor of the negotiation process," al-Shami said adding that the signing date of the agreement will be announced later.

The negotiations were mediated by the Sudanese army officials, and the participant held a meeting on Wednesday with the Sudanese defence minister to discuss the last modification to the draft agreement.

Al-Shamdi didn’t disclose the details of the deal on the four unsettled issues but pointed to the positive spirit of the talks and the keenness of the parties to achieve peace.

The Sudanese military numbered the four key areas of disagreement on the security arrangements saying they include determination of demilitarized areas; troops’ cantonment modalities; the timeframe for unification of forces, and the number of parties’ representatives in the Joint Transitional Security Committee.

In the Declaration of Agreement of 27 June, the parties pledged to settle the outstanding issues in the security arrangements and the governance chapters in Khartoum.

On Wednesday, South Sudanese government spokesperson Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said they would now start discussions on the three unresolved issues in the power-sharing chapter. Therefore, it is not clear if they can strike a deal on it.

By the weekend, the parties will move to Nairobi to resume talks there.


In a related development, Foreign Minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed met on Thursday with the European Union and Troika ambassadors in Khartoum.

According to the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Garib-Allah al-Khidir, the minister extensively briefed the foreign diplomats on the ongoing negotiations between the South Sudanese negotiating teams under the IGAD umbrella in Khartoum.

Further, the minister urged the European Union and the Troika countries to provide the necessary support for these negotiations in order to achieve peace and stability in South Sudan.


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  • 6 July 2018 04:53, by South South

    Good news for South Sudan.Real peace is coming to our country. South Sudan is back and we will be talking about development and others good things.

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    • 6 July 2018 13:18, by Midit Mitot

      What ever could bring peace to this nation we need it. that,s good step.

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  • 6 July 2018 06:38, by Lenin Bull

    God bless South Sudan with lasting peace.

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  • 6 July 2018 07:23, by Mayendit

    Don’t break your legs, Dinka’’former Jonglei governor gen, John Kong Nyuon. The former Defense Minister and Old Jonglei State was telling Dinka Jonglei State when the president created 28 States that, dance slowly because you will break your legs but we will kick you out any way. I want South Sudanese people to be cautions about peace involved Riek Machar. Ask yourself its the first time for Riek?

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    • 6 July 2018 13:23, by Midit Mitot


      Your commend is not really practical please, try to narrate it again and again, otherwise your readers will not puce any anythings on this.

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  • 6 July 2018 07:58, by Sunday Junup

    Ram lok e ling de be ngoang be ling ram teme jikde tiel ce ku thung ling! 21 state as proposed by Dr.Machar not 28 or 32 created by general Salva Kiir Mayardit. So let see the vlaue of education here

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    • 6 July 2018 09:04, by Kush Natives

      Sunday Junup,
      If you’re still less informed about what the topic is about, then you must give up and start looking for something related to your brain. The article never touched 28 states, isn’t? So, what brought 28,32 and 21 states here? We’re just focusing on the peace process here period. South Sudan must achieve peace.

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    • 6 July 2018 11:09, by Nairobimitot

      Sunday Junub
      Ram teme Jiede till ce ku thung ling.
      Don’t do not use that stupid song in the media. Our people are in refugee camps everywhere, and you are very foolish. Many people from my families have been killed, and I am tired of this war. I want this immoral war to stop, and people like you have never felt the pain that some families members are going through because we have lost many of our blood relatives in this useless war. If you want to fight and want to fight, go and fight the main enemies of South Sudanese but not the people of South Sudan. Do not divide the people because of your tribal mind. You are very stupid. Just drink whatever koang you are drinking and do not burn the country down with your crazy thoughts. If you want to fight and fight the real enemies of South Sudan because the land is being encouraged in the borders areas by Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

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    • 6 July 2018 12:52, by South South

      Sunday Junup,
      32 states are staying forever. As we are talking about peace and not war. There are two things to be discussed about 32 states with rebels.
      1- Anyone who does not like his State can decide to join another state. 2 or 3 states can unite to be one State is people of these states want that.
      2- Referendum, people of South Sudan can go for referendum to decide what kind of states do that

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      • 6 July 2018 12:57, by South South

        Continue: what kind of states do they want. The issue of 32 states is a done deal. Majority of people in South Sudan want it. Yes, of course, a few people from here and there will not like it, but majority rule. It’s simple and easy to follow. Even IGAD came short to say anything about 32 states because they know is a red line.

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        • 6 July 2018 13:37, by Dalta Cirea

          Hahahaha, South Sudan, you are crying. if you follow the talk in Khartoum, people agreed for 21 state. I hope you have seen the signed governance structure documents.

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          • 6 July 2018 14:23, by South South

            Dalta Cirea,

            21 states are for Nuer only and since Nuer lost the war including Pagak. You can put your 21 states somewhere in Nuer land.Either you are a Nuer who does not read any news everyday, but just post bogus statements without thinking. Only security arrangements will be signed in Khartoum. The issue of government system will be discussed in Nairobi next week.

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        • 6 July 2018 14:56, by lino

          Junubi Junubi!

          Let us try 21 districts and not states that were demarcated during British Rule for a period of time! When all people agreed on boundaries, then you can go and chop your own district to whatever numbers you want. At that time, you can talk 33, 43, or 64+1!!!😝🤮🤠.

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          • 6 July 2018 18:39, by South South

            Anything called 21 districts is dead with Riek’s movement. As I said, anyone who foes not like his State can join another state or we can go for referendum.

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  • 6 July 2018 14:29, by Nuer Kanguan

    Our prayers thoughts for peace.

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  • 6 July 2018 14:30, by Nuer Kanguan

    Our prayers thoughts for peace.

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