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South Sudan army, SPLA-IO agree to allow humanitarian access


Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers singing pro-war song (AFP file photo)
November 6, 2108 (JUBA) - Officials from the South Sudanese government army, SSPDF, and the main opposition army, SPLA-IO, agreed to allow humanitarian access and free movement of people around Juba.

Upon the instruction of their two chiefs of staff, the SPLA-IO forces based around Juba, and their peace partners from the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) held a meeting on Sunday 4 November to discuss security measures to ensure humanitarian access to civilians and enable free movement of persons and goods.

In a statement released on Tuesday, SPLA IO Deputy Military Spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel said the meeting was fruitful. He further said the SSPDF delegation was led by Brig Gen Chol Deng Chol was known as Chol Gutkom and the SPLA delegation was headed by Brig. Gen Warnyang Laku Buyu.

The meeting agreed to "give humanitarian organizations unhindered access to the most vulnerable population so that basic services can be provided to them," he said.

He further said that the two delegations agreed to allow "free movement of soldiers or security personnel with departure orders," he said before to add that "The soldier must be unarmed and in none uniform".

The two peace partners who will form the new national army agreed also to permit free movement of civilians, non-military logistics and goods through or to the SPLA-Io controlled areas.

This measure means that all the roads from North of Juba to Terekeka, Mundri and to Lainya should be open to everyone. There will be no detention or checking "unless a person is carrying a gun and wearing uniform".

President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar repeated that ending the suffering of civilians was their principal motivation to strike the revitalized peace agreement in order to end the five-year war.

The signed deal is in line with the security arrangement of the signed revitalized peace agreement which provides that the signatories allow and facilitate unfettered access for people in need of humanitarian assistance and to guarantee free movement of citizens, commodities and services.

The peace agreement provides that 15 days after the signing of the deal the parties have to implement all the ceasefire arrangements including, disengagement and separation of forces in close proximity; withdrawal of allied troops; and the opening of humanitarian corridors.

IGAD military assessment mission headed by a Sudanese general arrived Monday to Juba to study the status of the Regional Protection Force as the regional body will deploy its troops within it.

In a meeting held in Khartoum on 22 October, the IGAD chiefs of staff decided the formation of the mission and agreed that t should submit its report on 19 November 2018 to the next meeting of the chiefs of staff In Ethiopia.


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  • 7 November 2018 02:12, by Games

    First ever best step were taken by two groups...free South Sudanese to enjoy the fruits of their 21 years hard fought war against Arab world

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    • 7 November 2018 03:51, by Pakuai

      Those illiterates good for nothing are just after free UN food rations. By the way, it has becomes a new normal or a lifestyle here in South Sudan to aimlessly rebel, formed a so-called liberation movement & call for the ’UN & humanitarian aid’. Don’t accuse to be making this up, Mr. Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Riek Machar, Adwok Nyabe and others are on records about this>>>

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      • 7 November 2018 03:59, by Pakuai

        dirty business. Even the US, the UK, their UN & their sleazy NGOs have long since realized that many of our foolish politicians and most of their foolish followers are not after the good of their own country & their own people, but only after their ’primordial war fares’ & then expect other countries to be foolish citizenry. And this is why the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some>>>

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        • 7 November 2018 04:08, by Pakuai

          of their allies have taken our country and our primitive to be where their so-called *UN NEW WORLD ORDER government* is to be EXPERIMENTED in. Abyei, Southern Khardufan and Southern Blue Nile are not behind this UN NEW WORLD ORDER government experiment, Darfur, Bentiu, Wau, Malakal, Gambella, Kakuma and Northern Uganda are included in this UN NEW WORLD ORDER government experiment fellows>>>>

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          • 7 November 2018 04:15, by Pakuai

            Ask our foolish leaders & our lowly informed South Sudanese idiots as to who really feed our aimless rebellions some of these days?. It is the gulf Arab states of ’Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and others’. These gulf Arab states are the ones that pay most of the UN bills. The US, the UK, France and their attack dog, so-called israel are only employed as mercenaries in middle East to do the>>>

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            • 7 November 2018 04:21, by Pakuai

              bidding of the gulf Arab states of Saudi Arabia and others. Libya was bombed by the US, the UK & France and the whole operation was paid financed by the gulf Arab states and not the US, the UK or France tax payers. Syria, Iraq and now Yemen is the same thing. It would probably be Iran next, but the gulf Arab states and their allies are going to be bloody nosed pretty badly>>>

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              • 7 November 2018 04:27, by Pakuai

                Our South Sudan is the only country in Africa where the hyenas not taken our central bank keys. And that is why the evils are so fixated on our country and our people small issues. When there are so many big issues in DR Congo, central Africa republic (CAR), Burundi, Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Darfur, Southern Khardufan, Southern Blue Nile, Libya or Somalia>>>

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                • 7 November 2018 04:32, by Pakuai

                  But South Sudan & the South Sudanese people are love by these monsters. The evils have step on the wrong people’s feet----us, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. Our country is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never ever be. And our people are not their so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire slaves/subjects, never have and will never ever be>>>

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                  • 7 November 2018 04:39, by Pakuai

                    There are some evils who just like other people when you don’t like them. But anyway, I have stated here time & time again on this SUDAN TRIBUNE web site that there are some South Sudanese idiots who have closed their damned minds & they are pandering to their evil corporate America, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), cloned so-called arab of North Sudan,>>>>

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                    • 7 November 2018 04:45, by Pakuai

                      their gulf Arab states financiers, Abeshas (so-called ethiopia) and some of their Bantus, the UN and the NGOs. And some of these fools would be the ones who would wake up like spook birds later after their villages have been taken over by their white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), our arch enemies, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas>>>>

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                      • 7 November 2018 04:50, by Pakuai

                        (so-called ethiopians) or Bantus. But to be honest, not a single LAND of the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan would ever ever again be taken by these most criminals. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. South Sudan is not part of the damned so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire terrorist, never has and will never ever will.

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  • 7 November 2018 05:24, by Eastern

    These two factions of the nefarious militia outfit the SPLA need the food items more than the civilians they claim to grand access to......SPLA has never meant well for the civil populace.

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    • 7 November 2018 05:38, by South South


      Lick you own wounds. We are moving up with our country in the middle of the day.

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      • 7 November 2018 07:34, by jubaone

        South South
        Equatoria is your country, jiengelands are simply cattle grazing lands and place for the feeble, weak and dying. Without Equatoria. you´re simply worthless, thats why peace in Equatoria is necessary. Jiengelands dont matter anyway.

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        • 7 November 2018 10:20, by South South

          I don’t care about a few coward people hiding in USA and make empty noises every morning under their computer. Kiir is there, SPLA is there and South Sudan is there.

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          • 8 November 2018 07:42, by jubaone

            South South
            I dont care about fools and idiots who glorify themselves with ill-gotten wealth and yet cant develop themselves, but run away and hide in foreign countries while their luaks have degenerated into empty cattle grazing lands. Tell us your village and we tell you what and who you are!

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    • 7 November 2018 06:34, by Pakuai

      Mr. Eastern. We are the masters of the long shot war fares fools. We have killed your Riek Machar in J1 in Juba, in 2016. Let our Nuers ’ke nyantoc’ and their bunch of lowly Indians, their UN, their evil English people, their cloned so-called arab of North Sudan to *Bentiu, Mayendit, Leer & other areas* if they damned can. But we have warned our ’Nuers ke Nyantoc fools’>>>

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      • 7 November 2018 06:47, by Pakuai

        SPLM/A is here. Your SPLA is not going to ’let you idiots down’. We are the Ancient Egyptians fools. We are going to bomb the* evils out of *Central Kenya (Lailipia, Nanyuki), some parts of Nairobi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa----’we may have some problem with Germans in Namibia*>>>>

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        • 7 November 2018 07:02, by Pakuai

          But we are going to bomb our ’enemies to near extinction out of our counrtry and over our people’. There are some criminals who would want to play game with our country & our people again’. Germans, Australia, New Zealand, Canadian, Russians, all the Nordic countries minus Norway, people of Canada, Chinese; Kenya, North Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and others that we don’t want in our country>>>

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          • 7 November 2018 07:11, by Pakuai

            We are going to bombed the *mighty US, the UK, their UN, their cloned arabs of North Sudan>>>

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      • 7 November 2018 10:13, by Malakal county Simon

        Pakuay/Bor slave

        Are you the enemy of peace underneath?? Please leave Dr Machar alone, he is a peace maker and you should respect him for that!!

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        • 7 November 2018 15:27, by Eastern

          Dr. Machar was nearly showered with URINE at Emmanuel Jieng Church at Hai Cinema in Juba - I was in church at the time and have the video footage of that action. Just check my blog for the same.

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    • 7 November 2018 07:36, by jubaone

      The mad jienge man "Pakuai/Koryom2/Kuch" is again on the rant. He is a hopeless case of copy-and-paste.

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  • 7 November 2018 07:12, by Lokamadi


    you destitute has no say about what is going on in this dinkacratic regime and in few months to come, no more dinkanization of fellow citizens, facts are always bitter, but dude, this time just swallow it slowly, much as you had been advocating for eliminating Riak machar from the new up coming government.
    now its time for you to go and hang yourself from tomatoes branch

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