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Kiir, Machar to continue with talks after festive season


December 23, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese Presidential adviser on security affairs, Tut Kew Gatluak, announced on Monday that President Salva Kiir and the leader of the SPLM-IO, Riek Machar would resume discussion on peace implementation after the Christmas holidays.

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South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar (L) speaks to reporters in Juba on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 (PPU)

President Kiir, Machar and Mohammad Hamdan Daglo "Hemitti" a member of the Sudanese Sovereign Council met in Juba to discuss the ongoing implementation process of the sticky issues in the revitalized peace agreement ahead of the formation of the transitional government next February.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Gatluak said the participants discussed the implementation of the issue in South Sudan, and arrangements for resuming negotiations after the Christmas holidays.

According to the presidential adviser, the two rival leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to ensure that lasting peace is achieved in the war-torn South Sudan.

On December 17, Kiir announced that he had reached an agreement with Machar, according to which a transitional government would be formed before the pre-agreed 100-day deadline expires, regardless of the outstanding issues.

President Kiir and the country’s main opposition leader has in November agreed to delay key benchmarks in the revitalized peace agreement by additional 100 days.

The delay in forming a transitional national unity government on November 12, 2019 came after Machar’s group raised concerns that the country’s security arrangements are still incomplete.

South Sudan descended into civil war in mid-December 2013 when President Kiir accused his former deputy Machar of plotting a coup, allegations the latter denied.

South Sudan, which separated from Sudan through a referendum in 2011, has been suffering from a civil war since late 2013, which has since taken a tribal dimension.

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


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  • 24 December 2019 11:29, by South South

    Everything will be fine after in 2020. Peace

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    • 24 December 2019 14:58, by The Rhino


      If this Riak Machar commits another mistake and returns to the same situation like before, its up to him and his people.Kiir and JCE want him back in Juba only to contain him.He will never smell security arrangements or resolve the issue of the number of states and boundaries once TGNU is formed.He will resume his work where all ended as a marasula without strong voice to make...

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      • 24 December 2019 15:03, by The Rhino


        ..any major decision.Kiir is definitely dragging his feet to only gain time until the next war session, incase Machar makes a wrong move.Come February 2020 and the two are not yet willing to strike a deal, both Kiir and Machar will officially be declared for unfit to lead South Sudan.They will severely be punished and dealt with!

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        • 24 December 2019 16:30, by South South

          The Rhino,
          A very strong man like Liir who have very strong army can’t be punished. Maybe someone can has a big dream about that. The only thing you can do now is to start crying, crying baby.Anyway, we are free to move our country left, right, back and forward, sweet, sweet.

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          • 24 December 2019 17:25, by jubaone

            South South
            You foolish jienge kaffir, writing poor English at 46yrs and pretending to be intelligent. Just fit as a security guard or watchman. Leave the thinking to intelligent Equatorians just carry your guns like porters. Equatorians are moving ahead with development

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            • 24 December 2019 17:32, by South South

              I may make spelling mistakes or others small mistakes in English, but my AK-47 will makes a mistake to hit monkeys dirty asses. I am here to rule.

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          • 24 December 2019 18:33, by The Rhino

            South South,

            Kiir is not strong neither does he have strong army.He is the dumbest and weakest president in African continent.He has weak and up to 97% totally malnourished soldiers who also carry very deadly diseases like hepatitis A,B.C and AIDs,this is very serious.Those soldiers are burglars at night, robbing and killing innocent civilians in South Sudan b’cos Kiir has no salaries for them...

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            • 24 December 2019 18:42, by The Rhino

              South South,

              ..those criminals are the so called unknown gunmen in Juba,you don’t call that strong army.Its for those reasons that Kiir entirely depends on Bantu mercenaries from Uganda etc,pathetic.We have everything documented.Its 100% proven that you Dinka people are criminals..not only here in South Sudan but around the world.

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      • 25 December 2019 09:12, by Malakal county Simon

        The Rhino

        Relax and until February next year!!

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  • 24 December 2019 12:05, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The other day presidential spokesperson Mr Atem Wek said 32 states are permanently established in South Sudan and no one has the capacity to remove them yet R-ARCISS was based on 10 states. I wonder what Riek and Silver will discuss when they meet again. A waste of time. War is the only option for peace and justice in SS.

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    • 24 December 2019 12:31, by Pakuai

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

      32 states and more states are here to stay on your losers noses, whether you losers like it or not. The owners have taken back their country. When ten (10) states, were created by Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir long time ago, did you ’pieces of trash complained?’ I don’t think so. So why are you piece of trash think, ten (10) states, work for South Sudan>>>

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      • 25 December 2019 09:15, by Malakal county Simon


        Have you finalised your medical attention??

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    • 24 December 2019 17:20, by South South

      Jur is a liar, we don’t have a person called Atem Wekninnour president’s office. Lie and lies of monkeys.

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  • 24 December 2019 14:20, by Eastern

    Talks between Riek and Kiir can continue ad nauseam....

    The sooner SPLA-IO as an organisation looks for a NEW LEADER, the better, Riek Machar is being weathered down by the drunkard Kiir using TIME as the gimmick..!

    Kiir doesn’t want to assemble the roaming jenge militiamen all ove South Sudan. Kiir doesn’t want to rescind the 32 tribal enclaves. FUCK!

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    • 24 December 2019 14:32, by Pakuai

      Your Riek Machar has long since gone to ’ William Deng Nhial’ battalion loser. Some of you losers are wasting our times and our people times. That South Sudan would be re-united with your cloned so-called arabs North Sudan like the ’East and West Germany?’ Mr. Eastern. That is why is being played over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people, by our enemies all along>>>

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      • 24 December 2019 14:41, by Pakuai

        This would be like ’the biblical camel passing through an eye of a needle’ chap. We are not going to live with *our cloned so-called so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Bantuses, their evil juus (so-called israelis), white Americans, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their rubbishes here in our country, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>

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    • 24 December 2019 16:32, by South South

      Shut up your dirty ass, what do you know about organization monkey. Lying will not change anything in South Sudan.

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      • 24 December 2019 17:42, by Eastern

        South South,

        Forget about Eastern! Indeed lyoing won’t change a thing as Kiir will be pursuing the dinka agenda and Machar will be playing it cool so that the world ’thinks’ he’s the cleaner dude...! As you seem to insinuate that the 32 tribal enclave is cast in stone - that stone has to be broken!

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  • 24 December 2019 17:55, by conservative

    Dr. Wankel still so desperate that’s why he trying find another way to escape even from the pace that people need something Dr. John never done, that’s why he lost people support and will never gonna get if he continues to behave like this

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  • 24 December 2019 19:21, by Games

    Pakuai and South South/Slaves
    32 States will never operate in our watches.
    Ten states or less than 32 states where the two Principals would agree up on will be the ones we would lives in. IO and plus Southern a large do not recognize those fakes 32 States. Merry Christmas to you fellas

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  • 25 December 2019 06:00, by Linda Rose

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