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South Sudan talks to resume after Eid holiday


August 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - South Sudan peace talks will resume within five days announced the Sudanese chief mediator in order to conclude the final phase of the peace revitalization process in Khartoum.

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The mediation sought to bring the parties to sign on Monday the agreement on the bracketed issues, Article 4 and the implementation matrix but the SPLM-IO handed over its observations on the draft filed by the mediation only on Monday at 06: pm.

Accordingly, the Sudanese Foreign Minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed decided to suspend the talks until the 25 August because of the Eid al-Adha Holiday.

Speaking to reporters from the venue of the talks, Dirdeiry said it was too late for the mediators to work on a new draft agreement as the holiday will start on Tuesday. He further, said that the break is only for the mediators but the negotiating delegations will remain in the Sudanese capital.

For his part, South Sudan’s Information Minister Mickael Makuei stated that "the mediation decided to call off the talks only because of the Eid holiday," adding that "the delegations will be in a position to conclude all the outstanding issues and sign the agreement (when the talks resume)".

After the signing of the governance deal on 5 August, the talks resumed on 14 August. During the first three days, the parties discussed Article 4 on the number of states, the new five ministries and their clusters, the Judicial reform, the roles in the Presidency and composition of the National Constitutional Review Commission (NCRC).

The consequential amendments to Chapters III-VIII of the peace agreement on the Transitional Justice and the constitutional process were not discussed.


In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Monday, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) said they want to discuss the " the Hybrid Court, Constitution making process and amendment of the Agreement" when the talks resume after the al-Eid holiday.

The opposition alliance expected that the SPLM-IO would have the same position on the need to settle these concerns.

"SPLM/A-IO has an extensive list of issues to discuss including some related to the matters referred from Addis Ababa that we discussed as mentioned above," said the statement signed by Lam Akol, SSOA Focal Point on Governance.

SPLM-IO Chairman of the National Committee for Information and Public Relations, Mabior Garand de Mabior told the Associated Press on Monday that they would not sign an agreement that doesn’t ensure “accountability and justice and free and fair elections” at the end of the three-year transitional period.

When the talks resume after the break and in order to finalize the implementation matrix, every party has to come with two delegation: a military one to discuss the security arrangement and a political delegation to discuss the remaining issues on transitional justice and constitutional process.

Talks are supposed to last for three days after what the parties are expected to initial a final revitalized peace agreement.


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  • 21 August 2018 05:59, by Pakuai

    Those bunch of so-called oppositions seem to be living in different universe than the rest of the South Sudanese people. No one advised those foreign puppets/stooges, traitors & thieves that you don’t demand too much when you are at the mercy of your boss it seems. They have been given some leeways to share power with them otherwise the foreign puppets, traitors & thieves should have nothing>>>

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    • 21 August 2018 06:04, by Pakuai

      at all. The losers, foreign puppets & traitors have been honestly informed that the kind of ’experimental democracy’ being experimented here in South Sudan doesn’t exist else where in the whole world. But since we have we have some have some fools & losers who are full of themselves & no one else and who think, that they are entitled to rule South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>

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      • 21 August 2018 06:10, by Pakuai

        at all costs no matter what. It is either you are in oppositions or in the government, that is how it id done in other countries. But here is South Sudan, every piece of trash would want to have his/her own party (opposition party(ies). Which claim to have policy differences with the government & still, would want to ’share powe’ with the same government they don’t agree with its policies>>>

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        • 21 August 2018 06:15, by Pakuai

          But since we here in South Sudan we consider our selves special people, God’s chosen people as some of our losers and lazies often hopelessly say. Even our enemies who disguised themselves as our benevolent creatures want to experiment this kind of democracy in our country & over our people. But we will see, if the same infighting will not come & happen again>>>

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          • 21 August 2018 06:19, by Pakuai

            The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies are desperate to start their UN WORLD ORDER government here in South Sudan & over the South Sudanese people----so-called trusteeship of the South Sudan & the South Sudanese by the UN, NGOs, the AU & the IGAD countries. Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot & Adwok Nyabe have all signed our country to sinister project>>>

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            • 21 August 2018 06:24, by Pakuai

              But they don’t have clouds on the ground in South Sudan. But their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies who want our country’s dismantled have taken their steads as the real oppositions to the current government of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people and their real end game is implement their UN & NGOs government here in South Sudan at all costs>>>

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              • 21 August 2018 06:29, by Pakuai

                But evils with their puppets/stooges are wasting their damn times & our times. The evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & their gulf arab states financiers love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must be tackled head on. All these bullshits of keeping our peace negotiations in foreign hotels, brothels>>

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                • 21 August 2018 06:32, by Pakuai

                  bars and away from the South Sudanese people who would come & own the peace themselves is because. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are the ones negotiating their evils selves back into our country & our people. And since they (The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between) have lost leverage that they used>

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                  • 21 August 2018 06:36, by Pakuai

                    to have over our country & our people with their usual reckless regime change of other people’s governments. And their only leverage they still have over our country & our people, are their puppets/stooges, traitors & thieves they now are holding them hostage in foreign capitals as their bargaining chips & blackmails over our country & our people>>>

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                    • 21 August 2018 06:41, by Pakuai

                      But people have to be honest to themselves, the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their allies in between have step on the wrong people feet. This is a country of people who have an absolute contempt towards any evil earth who thinks, that he/she can breath or step on our necks. The US was given the first priority to come & invest in our country over other countries>>>

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                      • 21 August 2018 06:45, by Pakuai

                        right after our country’s independence, but the US investors flatly refused, citing lack of infrastructures here in South Sudan to come & invest in them. And when the government of South Sudan asked the Chinese investors to come & invest in our country & the Chinese investors agreed that they would come & invest in our country. The US became jealous & wanted a regime change>>>

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                        • 21 August 2018 06:49, by Pakuai

                          And that is how the 15/12/2013 foiled coup was engineered. Now that the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies regime change business isn’t going any and their puppets/stooges like Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Rebecca Nyandeng, her son and others are unlikely to smell anything close to power in South Sudan>>>

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                          • 21 August 2018 06:54, by Pakuai

                            The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies have gone to what they know best, blackmails of threats of Sanctions, arm embargo, travel ban, Assets and to let their puppets/stooges and traitors share power with the current government so that the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between can at least have some of their puppets/stooges to hold on to>>>

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                            • 21 August 2018 06:59, by Pakuai

                              But the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between must very very careful. This kind of me me always democracy they have in Kenya with losers like Raila Odinga was once tried in 2007-8 elections in Kenya and Mr. Raila Odinga was forced to share power with Mwai Kibaki. But in the end, the whole farce went into the wire in 2013>>>

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                              • 21 August 2018 07:05, by Pakuai

                                Mr. Raila Odinga was defeated by Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr. Raila became an opposition. But in 2017, Mr. Raila Odinga did have a genuine claim that he was cheated of power and many people in region believe him. But instead, he let him self being talked out by some criminals in the US, the UK & others to stay low and to come to South Sudan. Again, the same so-called shit of democracy was experimented>

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                                • 21 August 2018 07:11, by Pakuai

                                  in Zimbabwe between Robert Mugabe & late Morgan Msangarai, he was forced to share power with Robert Mugabe and in Morgan Msangarai lost and became an opposition leader just like Mr. Raila Odinga. But with us here in South Sudan. The criminals in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their evil juus & some of their creepy allies. Who are backing their puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar,>>

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                                  • 21 August 2018 07:16, by Pakuai

                                    Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Rebecca Nyandeng, her son, Majak Agoot and others have not even wait for an election to be held in South Sudan. They are just working on ’a thought’ that elections won be fair an credible. And if that is what the evils (the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between) think, the so what?>>>

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                                    • 21 August 2018 07:19, by Pakuai

                                      The losers like Mr. Riek Machar have never been democratic in their dealings. But as have stated on this forum time & time again. The evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM>>>

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                                      • 21 August 2018 07:24, by Pakuai

                                        South Sudan is a US, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their NGOs, their cloned so-called arab North Sudan or their gulf Arab states financiers protectorate. Nor are our people’s their subjects. Our country will never ever again be occupied & colonized on the disguised of the so-called ’humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping or human right business’ bullsh*ts, not again fellows>>>

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                                        • 21 August 2018 07:32, by Pakuai

                                          If the so-called experimental democracy of power sharing with oppositions works everywhere, then why people like Mr. Raila Odinga, NASA party not sharing power with Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, Jubilee party. Or Mr. Yoweri Museveni of Uganda to share power with his opposition groups like Mr. Besigy or Mr. Abiye of ethiopia to share power with his opposition groups or Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir>>>>

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                                          • 21 August 2018 07:39, by Pakuai

                                            to share power with of Darfur, SPLM-N of Yasar Araman or Sadiq El mahdi groups or the current president of Somalia with El Shabab or Mr. El Sisi of Egypt with Muslim Brother hood or Mr. Donald Trump of the US to share power Hillary Clinton or Theresa May of the UK to Share power with her opposition groups. Fellows, here in South Sudan, there are a lot people who have bad blood towards bullies>>>

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                                            • 21 August 2018 07:46, by Pakuai

                                              specially the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & their gulf Arab states financiers. No one the face of earth is born with HATRED & RACISM. But RACISM & HATRED are somethings or attributes that you learn and earn. The white people of England, white Americans, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan,>>>

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                                              • 21 August 2018 07:50, by Pakuai

                                                their gulf Arab states financiers often brag that they are the most racists people on earth. But that is not true. The most people on earth are us, the Sudanese men. And we know the reason why and the evils are going to be shown their right place out of our country & our people.

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