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South Sudan’s warring fighters ordered to immediately report to cantonment sites


July 21, 2019 (JUBA) - The Joint Defense Board (JDB) has ordered all South Sudanese government troops and rebel forces to assemble at the nearest cantonment sites or barracks with immediate effect.

The Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) deputy chair, Maj. Gen Majier Deng Kur at the cantonment site (JMEC photo)

The directive, issued on July 21, came in the wake of resolutions made during a JDB meeting held on Friday last week.

The heads of government and opposition security institutions attended the meeting.

“You are directed to notify the JDB of the completion of this process not later than 31 July, 2019,” partly reads the letter from the JDB.

More than 20 cantonment sites have been selected across the country, but ever since the signing of a peace deal in 2018, there are challenges in creating the sites, where troops and rebels are screened, trained and integrated into one force.

On May 3, the warring parties agreed to extend the pre-transitional period for six months to address outstanding issues like security arrangements, which include assembling and screening of forces, determining the number of states and demarcation of boundaries.

South Sudan descended into civil war in late 2013 and the conflict has seen tens of thousands of people killed and millions displaced.

In August 2015, a peace accord was signed, but it later on collapsed following renewed violence in the capital, Juba in July 2016.

South Sudan’s arch-foes signed a revitalized peace deal to end the country’s civil war in September last year. The revitalized peace accord stipulates that there shall be a transitional government formed in South Sudan after eight months of the pre-transitional period for 36 months.


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  • 22 July 2019 10:15, by Eastern

    PLEASE MAKE MENTION OF FREE FOOD & ACCOMODATION and you will see the sites filled to capacity just within 72 hours....!

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    • 22 July 2019 11:42, by Midit Mitot


      That,s true, talking without action is paramount in this country, ordered soldiers without proper food and Non food items arrangement at the sites.

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      • 22 July 2019 12:56, by Eastern

        Midit Mitot,

        What I state on this forum DOES NOT have to necessarily be true; validating the truth is what human being is struggling with in the field of cognitive development - way beyond your reach!

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        • 22 July 2019 13:35, by Midit Mitot


          Mean that you don,t know what you have written? so then you need further treatment.

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          • 22 July 2019 15:48, by Eastern

            ....What’s that further treatment bit about...? kwac ’a ci amok dhar...?!

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        • 22 July 2019 15:45, by jubaone

          The IO takes its orders from Dr. Riek and as long as the jienge regime and IGAD cant allow him free movement to visit his troops, all is worthless and bullshit. Gen. Roak Jok can flush it down the toilet.

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    • 22 July 2019 12:37, by The Rhino


      Yes,free food is a big magnet.If this were first to be provided by the JDB to pull attentions,all malnourished jienge soldiers and food lovers would without delay rush to those nutrition sites.Unknown gunmen,robbers,thugs who operate within Juba or along Juba-Nimule road would get there in no time to fill their stomachs.They wouldn’t be asked twice to report to cantonment sites.Crime....

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      • 22 July 2019 12:46, by The Rhino


        ..rates in general would dramatically drop down in Juba and other major towns!

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