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IGAD urges South Sudan parties to resolve all outstanding issues


November 9, 2019 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers on Friday urged signatories to South Sudan’s peace deal to hold consultative meetings in the capital, Juba to resolve the issue of numbers of states, boundaries and any other outstanding issues pertaining the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).

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The IGAD Council of Ministers attending an extraordinary meeting on South Sudan in Addis Ababa, November 9, 2019 (IGAD photo)

The call came as the leadership of the parties to the Revitalized Agreement of Resolution of the Conflict on South Sudan (R-ARCSS) convened a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss the implementation of the 2018 peace agreement.

This meeting was held a day after South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his main rival Riek Machar agreed to extend the pre-transitional period for 100 days after the agreed November 12 deadline expired.

According to IGAD, the parties reviewed reports from the agreement mechanisms consisting of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC), National Pre-transitional Committee (NPTC), the Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring & Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC), Joint Defence Board (JDB), Strategic Defence and Security Review Board (SDSR-B), Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC).

The parties, IGAD said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, emphasized the need to develop a clear road map and an implementation timeline to complete the pending tasks within 100 days time frame.

However, the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan has been tasked to closely follow up adherence to the agreed upon road map and implementation time table of the pending tasks in close collaboration with the peace and ceasefire monitoring bodies.

Meanwhile, IGAD Council of Ministers appealed to the incumbent government of national unity to disburse the balance of the pledged $100 million needed to complete the critical pending tasks.

It further urged government and opposition forces to immediately vacate all the remaining civilian centers and populated areas.

The United States on Friday said it was disappointed after President Kiir and Machar failed to form a government, calling on the IGAD to establish benchmarks to assess the peace implementation process.

Machar had earlier said he would only be part of the formation of the transitional national unity government if the two issues of the security arrangements and the state boundaries were resolved.

South Sudan descended into war in December 2013 when President Kiir accused his former deputy Machar of plotting a coup, allegations he dismissed.

In September last year, the arch rivals signed a revitalized peace agreement to end the country’s civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.

According to the 2018 peace deal, a unity government was supposed to be formed in May, but due to unresolved issues, the parties agreed on extension of the pre-transitional period.


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  • 10 November 2019 10:19, by Pakuai

    "IGAD urges South Sudan parties to resolve all outstanding issues"
    My arse, IGAD, South Sudan is way too well ahead of you creeps. Probably Uganda can pull a brag over South Sudan, but with Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopoia), North Sudan, Somalia, our cloned so-called arabs North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), the US, their UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and even some of creeps>>>

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    • 10 November 2019 10:25, by Pakuai

      in between are wasting their damned times and our South Sudanese people’s times. Let me tell you fools. The so-called "Africa Unity and region integration" being peddled about by the ’losers like Paul Kagame, Raila Odinga, Uhuru Kenyatta, Abiye Ahmed, former Abesh (so-called ethiopia) prime ministers, Hailemariam Desalegn, former Tanzania>>>

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      • 10 November 2019 10:35, by Pakuai

        president, Benjamin Mkapa, former South African president, Thabo Mbkei, former Nigerian president, Ollusagan Obasanjo, the US, the US, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of the of creeps in Between. Go and fuck your selves. We are going to bomb you to near oblivion/extinction, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.>>>

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        • 10 November 2019 10:41, by Pakuai

          do creeps think, that South Sudan would always be used as your ’shield to protect your coward arses’ and then your countries would always make ’a living over South Sundanese’ refugees in your countries? Good luck with fools. We are going to occupy Kenya, kill all the ’white people in Nanyuki, Laikpia, Nairobi and get away with it’>>>>

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          • 10 November 2019 10:50, by Pakuai

            we are going bomb the Abeshas (so-called ethiopians back to Yemen with the Djibouti and the mighty ’US army base and France legions’. IGAD piece of creeps, we are going the UN and UNIMISS out South Sudan, killed everything that is connected evil white Americans, English people, evil juus (so-callded israel), Rwanda, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladesh

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            • 10 November 2019 10:57, by Pakuai

              , Nepalese, Sri Lankans, Vietnamese, Mongolians and some of the creep who thought, South Sudan would their ’another DR Congo’. Fellows, we are the Ancient Egyptians. There will be no white people here in South Sudan. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Let me remind you fools, Ida Amin Dada, went and fought in ’Korean war 1953’ as A brutish mercenary>>>

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              • 10 November 2019 11:08, by Pakuai

                Mr. Ida Amin Dada came and ’kicked out’ the evils, ’Asians, Indianans, English people and some of their creeps in between out Uganda. Mr. Ida Amin Dada was even " an ape" by some white people (presents) in the US. Fools, if there any rubbish who will *Asians, Indianans, English and other bunch of evils we don’t like in our Nilotic plains and valleys>>>

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  • 10 November 2019 14:21, by Gorjang Gany

    IGAD is not serious only that, if they run out of cash they design the way of getting money form kiir that is wish they sometimes call fake meeting and end up without conclusion.

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    • 10 November 2019 14:25, by Gorjang Gany

      I did not see the communique of that meeting of yesterday because nothings had been mentioned about the status of Dr Machar and the report of IBC that were expected to be the main agenda.

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  • 10 November 2019 16:06, by Gat Baluony

    i do not trust IGAD to solve the SSD problem rather than fueling it, IGAD is a party in SSD conflict they should be regarded as Kiir, M7 and IGAD fighting reformist (the SPLM/A-IO)

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  • 10 November 2019 16:10, by Gat Baluony

    The problem can not be solve with another problem so it will remain recurrent therefore, the body called IGAD need to be change in order for peace to come to South Sudan.

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  • 10 November 2019 16:17, by Gat Baluony

    I don`t trust IGAD because it is the one prolonging this war in order for them to benefits but God know you one by one so you will face it consequence slowly.

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    • 10 November 2019 16:23, by Gat Baluony

      This time the South Sudanese citizens are looking for you if you will solve the issue or fail to do so.

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  • 11 November 2019 09:00, by Joseph Canada

    First of all, IGAD is reSponsible for the insecurity situation in South Sudan. How can they say they want to see piece there yet Ugandan forces are the reason why the problem cont be solved. You can’t favour one child and ask them to behave at the same time. The only clean IGAD country is TZ.

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