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South Sudan rebel leader Machar returns to Khartoum


August 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) – The chairman of South Sudan’s armed opposition movement (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar returned to Sudan capital, Khartoum after talks on the country’s peace process.

SPLM-Io leader Riek Machar speaks at the peace celebration day in Juba on 31 October 2018 (AP Photo).

Both Baluang, the SPLM-IO’s director for information, said Machar was in Ethiopia having been invited by the Under-Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary General of United Nations on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten.

“Dr. Machar and Mrs. Patten discussed issues related to peace and sexual violence in South Sudan,” he said in statement issued Monday.

The South Sudanese rebel leader, Baluang said, also separately met Gedu Adargachew, the Ethiopian Foreign Affairs minister, Evgeny Terekhin, Russia’s ambassador to Ethiopia and the Permanent Representative to the Africa Union and other relevant stakeholders in the course of supporting the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

“The SPLM/SPLA (IO) is committed to the implementation of the (R-ARCSS), in letter and spirit, as the only sure way to attain lasting peace in our beloved country,” further stressed the statement.

South Sudan descended into civil war in late 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Machar of attempting a coup, allegations the latter dismissed.

In September last year, however, South Sudan’s warring factions signed a revitalized peace agreement to end the country’s civil war. The revitalized peace accord stipulates that there shall be a transitional government formed after eight months of the pre-transitional period.

In accordance with the peace agreement, opposition leader Machar will be reinstated as South Sudan’s Vice President.


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  • 13 August 2019 14:25, by Games

    These old guys (Kiir and Machar) must stop cheating the public. Even the 2 years old kids in South Sudan know that the peace is dead ages ago. Only 2 months to go and how they would damn forms a whole government, dispute that there are no agreements on the number of states, the security sectors and the local government in the villages.

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    • 13 August 2019 15:16, by Pakuai

      When is your *Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges* going to *come back to South Sudan chap?*, Not in the ’slightest fool. We killed your ’Riek Machar’ in Juba, in July 2016. Your Riek Machar didn’t go to *Democratic republic of Congo (DRC), Khartoum, Adis Ababa, South Africa fools*>>>

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      • 13 August 2019 15:32, by Pakuai

        Mr. Games piece of trash, *Biafra war in Nigeria* was fought by the UK, on behave of your so-called *Northern Nigeria*. Fools. The Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan are back fools. *War is here fool. I am the one that will again bomb you creeps out of our our country and over our people, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.>>>>

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        • 13 August 2019 15:43, by Pakuai

          Mr. Salva Kiir isn’t going anywhere *Games piece of trash*. Games, didn’t you loser often post here SUDAN TRIBUNE ’that your Riek Machar’ is *well educated* than the ’South Sudanese people?* Games, l am one of the boys who ’will again bomb you cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan’, *Eastern Jerusalem and kill you fools, evil juus (so-called israelis)>>>

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          • 13 August 2019 16:26, by Pakuai

            and some of your creeps in between *Games piece of trash*. Loser, we later found out the criminals who *covet our country and our people* were you *cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, Bantuses, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Eriteareans, Darfuris, evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps in between>>>>

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            • 13 August 2019 19:14, by lino

              Small head Pakuai!!!
              Nothing left in South Sudan to be bombed chap,
              Building, people, or the economy have all be come ashes!!! In the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost!!!

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