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IGAD invites South Sudanese parties for consultation meeting


August 19, 2019 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has convened a one-day consultation meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the peace parties in South Sudan to discuss the security arrangement and the number of states.

South Sudan peace partners meet in Addis Ababa to discuss extension of pre-transitional period on 2-3 May 2019 (IGAD photo)

The regional bloc, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, said parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan will meet in Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

The meeting will take stock of the implementation of South Sudan’s peace agreement and make recommendations on way forward.

During the meeting, participants will also listen to reports from the National Pre-Transitional Committee, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement, Monitoring and Verification Mechanism, and the Revitalized Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC).

The meeting, according to the regional bloc, also seeks to review progress so far made during the country’s pre-transitional period.

In May, the South Sudanese rival parties agreed on a six-month extension to implement next steps in the fragile peace agreement. The latest extension came after the main opposition group threatened to boycott formation of a unity government on May 12.

Last week, the body monitoring South Sudan’s ceasefire (CTSAMVM) expressed strong fears over the slow progress in the implementation of the security arrangements in the September 2018 peace accord.

The CTSAMVM is mandated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to monitor and verify the implementation of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities as per the peace deal.

South Sudan descended into civil war in late 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of attempting a coup.


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  • 20 August 2019 18:30, by Eastern

    The sticking issues are clear: the 28/32 states CANNOT be rescinded by JCE and SPLM-IO won’t accept to join Kiir in his soup kitchen with the same being maintained. Canton the mathiang anyoors, short of that SPLM-IO is not coming home! This is my reading of the situation. Edmund Yakani can continue talking. Makuei won’t change the status quo...

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    • 20 August 2019 18:51, by South South


      You start lying again. Anyone who will read your comments will think you know something about peace in South Sudan.

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  • 20 August 2019 18:33, by Eastern

    Nhial Deng Nhial, the voice of reason could have allowed some space for dialogue tomorrow, but with his sacking and the drafting of the recalcitrant Micheal Makuei, events after Wednesday, August 21, 2019 will look no different from those on May 12, 2019...!

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    • 20 August 2019 20:10, by Pakuai

      Were you loser not warned a number of times not to always post ’fake news’ here on SUDAN TRIBUNE?. Mr. Eastern, didn’t you ’post here on SUDAN TRIBUNE’. That your ’cloned arab North Sudan, is more, superior than the South Sudan?’>>>

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      • 20 August 2019 20:23, by Pakuai

        Mr. Nhial Deng Nhial is a piece of rubbish Mr. Eastern chap. His father, ’Deng Nhial’ was/is a South Sudanese superior boy. Deng Nhial was "advised by Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, Jomo Kenyatta to come and ’fight inside’" Mr. Deng Nhial was killed at by our *arch enemies* outside of ’Tonj’ on his way to ’Wau Acholdit’. Mr. ’Nhial Deng Nhial’>>>>

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        • 20 August 2019 20:35, by Pakuai

          has some ’shares’ at *Manchester United, the devil infested island of England*. He was the foreign minister of South Sudan. We respect Mr. Nhial Deng Nhial though, but we are going to bomb the ’mighty US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called isralis), their gulf gulf Arab states’ financiers, their UN, their sleazy NGOs,>>>

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          • 20 August 2019 20:45, by Pakuai

            I don’t know why Mr. ’Salva Kiir’ ’reappointed Mr. Nhial Deng Nhial as our country’s foreign minister in the first place?’ Our country is ’desperately coveted’ by some ’evils we are going to walk over and pee’, reasons, ’pure HATRED and RACISM’>>

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    • 20 August 2019 20:29, by jubaone

      Both South South and Pakuai are representative of all jienges. They want to have their cakes and eat them. Confused, undecided and foolish. The IO and rest groups should just quit this bullshit and lets settle it once for all. Either the jienges take it all or the rest bust their shitholes. No mid-solutions. No peace. Period. IGAD should just shut up and lets fight it out.

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      • 20 August 2019 23:04, by The Rhino


        Riak Machar would be a total fool to join Kiir and his bloodsuckers JCE again in Juba before 1).Security issues are resolved 2).Number of States is fixed 3).Bantu Museveni of Uganda is banned from running affairs in South Sudan.Fucking jienges are not for peace,the world knows it.If so Kiir must have personally gone to Addis Ababa for that meeting and even cantonments of forces..

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        • 20 August 2019 23:16, by The Rhino


          ..should’ve been halfway implemented.In contrary,nothing happened,they still want to maintain status quo and not compromising whatsoever for peace in South Sudan.All armed Oppositions must separately engage rotten Juba regime in fierce battle and completely burn Juba down, capture Kiir alive and hang him upside down,full stop!

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          • 21 August 2019 09:49, by jubaone

            Great piece. Only when Juba burns and is turned into hell these rats and cockroaches be smoked out will we get peace. These rats and cockroaches are very comfortable in Juba where there’s free food "nyamnyam", housing and loot. If Juba were turned into another Mogadishu, sanity would come wiithin 1 month.

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