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Troops arrive in joint training centres in South Sudan’s Wau


Combattants from both sides heading to training centers in Wau on 1 January 2019 (ST photo)
January 3, 2019 (JUBA) - The UN peacekeeping mission has confirmed that troops from the South Sudanese government and the SPLM-In-Opposition in the Upper Nile region are now joining the training centres in Wau.

As part of the ongoing efforts to establish a unified national army, by the end of December 2019, instructors were deployed in the training centres and fighters of the two peace started to arrive in Wau.

The UNMISS on Friday released a report saying that army soldiers and SPLM-IO fighters are now arriving at the training centres in Wau.

"Out of the 1,046 officers mobilized from both government and opposition 460 are from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition and 586 from the South Sudan People’s Defence Force," said the report.

The troops are coming mainly from the Ngo Halima and Grinity cantonment sites respectively.

The military personnel will be trained in Maple while policemen, prison officers and fire brigade personnel will be based at the Masanu Beera training centre on the outskirts of Wau.

Last December, the leaders of the main peace partners agreed to intensify efforts to implement the outstanding pre-transitional tasks. Also, they pledged to form the national unity government next February

The SPLM-IO led by Riek Machar and the National Democratic Movement of Lam Akol had been the two peace partners that objected the formation of the transitional on 12 November 2019.

For Akol, the issue of the states and their boundaries was crucial for his community while the SPLM-IO was insisting on the formation of one unified army before to launch the three-year transition.

The frustration generated by the delay in the implementation of the security arrangements led to the spilt of some SPLM-IO local commanders in the Upper Nile, in particular, Maiwut.

Also, the defection of some SPLM-IO local commanders to the government - as it was the case of Maj Gen Ochan Puot - increased the volatility of the security situation as some report pointed to the possible resumption of hostilities there.


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  • 4 January 2020 11:52, by South South

    Great, real peace is coming to out country. Unified national army is now a real thing. Let’s leave a few gays of NAS talk as they want in net. These are people fake Arabs destroyed their brains. Lam Akol is very confused man. His soldiers are now part of unified national army, but in net he still talk about 32 states, shit. Those who defected from IO and joined government are not our problem.

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    • 4 January 2020 12:54, by The Rhino

      South South,

      "46 yr old bush gorilla"!Listen,key issues here are,number of states and their boundaries and a complete reform of security sector(these includes,the army, police,prison guards, games and fire fighters).All those points must be implemented in letter and spirit as required by the peace document/agreement.Moving only a few malnourished soldiers from point A to B and calling it peace...

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      • 4 January 2020 13:03, by The Rhino

        South South,

        ..is not only deceitful but a total waste of resources.Your convoluted Dinka logic and the way of implementing things is always very miserable.I suggest next time Riak Machar meets that illiterate Kiir again, he Riak should read afresh & aloud every single word/point on the agreement so that Kiir and his tribal people understand it before moving ahead with any talks.That peace must..

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        • 4 January 2020 13:08, by The Rhino

          South South,

          ..also be inclusive and accepted by the people of this country.No cherrypicking here.Implement that peace in letter and spirit and go back to your areas and develop yourselves, full stop!

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          • 4 January 2020 15:11, by South South

            The Rhino,

            You are mentally retarded. Egyptian had discovered this to us long time ago, that why they admitted you in 2 years program and denied 4 years degree. Leave big talk to people who can think like human being to deal with it. We are moving ahead with 32 states in the middle of the day. Anyone who has problem with that is a gay like Eastern, The Rhino and jubaone.

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            • 4 January 2020 17:43, by The Rhino

              South South,

              32 states created unnecessary confusions and conflicts.They are ungovernable and cannot be funded.The sooner you Dinka savages forget them, the better.Its a red line to the peace agreement.Anybody with a sound mind can testify that.They must quickly be discarded and never be allowed to exist come February deadline.South Sudanese need a reasonable and manageable number of states so...

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              • 4 January 2020 17:49, by The Rhino

                South South,

                ..that a reliable and credible unity gov’t is formed.If you Dinka morons remain foolish and uncompromising then time for a regime change has come.Your damned uncle Kiir will be chased out of power, most likely captured alive and hanged.Your pick!

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            • 4 January 2020 18:45, by jubaone

              South South,
              Since your "nyanjienges" have found you jienge men to be absolute losers, filthy swine and gay-like from luak influences, they have chosen to even become wives of "khawajat". I hope this "khawajia" has paid some cows. Grrh! https://cityscrollz.com/1280

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    • 4 January 2020 18:40, by jubaone

      South South
      Cuz you jienge men have adopted gay-like attitudes from long cattle camp sleepovers, you uncircumcised and filthy savages have no choice, now your "nyanjienges" have chosen to become lesbians instead. https://atekertv.com/south-sudanese-model-aweng-chuol-gets-married-to-girlfriend/

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      • 4 January 2020 18:52, by jubaone

        South South
        Criminals, thieves, killers, fornicators like their fathers, at home, abroad and everywhere. Children of satan.
        https://www.news.com.au/news/national/getting-out-of-hand-south-sudanese-journalist-warns-of-serious-gang-culture/news-story/d060d617bab121e0ebf1d28134783fd0 South

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        • 4 January 2020 18:59, by jubaone

          A jienge will always remain a jienge and the faster we Equatorians get away from them, the better. Forget about SS and concentrate on Equatoria. We are doomed and fucked up for life, if we still foolishly believe these barbarians will ever change. NEVER. The R-ARCISS or R-TGoNU is a hoax, bogus jienge ploy that cant work. 10, 32, 64 states all bullshit, only EQUATEXIT.

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          • 4 January 2020 19:52, by The Rhino

            South South,

            Muchas gracias!!! Good God,that girl killed it!Now I kindly ask this moron called "South South" to come out and explain himself before the judges or for always shut his Dinka mouth until death.Jesus Christ,honestly I was utterly shocked to see her salivating on the other girl..why,why why, lord! I first didn’t believe what I was seeing.Damn it, this is definitely a psychological.....

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            • 4 January 2020 19:54, by The Rhino


              The Muchas gracias goes to Jubaone not South South!!!

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              • 4 January 2020 20:00, by The Rhino


                ...I first didn’t believe what I saw.This is definitely a psychological torture to every gentleman that loves a woman,hell no, this is too much to bear!Again,thank you comrade Jubaone for your piercing research!

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                • 4 January 2020 20:04, by South South

                  jubaone and The Rhino,

                  You were raped by fake Arabs, that’s the question, in front of your mothers in Juba, that’s the question.

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        • 5 January 2020 05:15, by Pakuai

          Mr. jubaone.
          An example a gave a day before yesterday about the ’Maltidas of Australia being supported by my daughter when they play soccer’ is what you piece of ’trash went and repackaged’ as your tool to disparage the majestic Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan?!! There you have it. Australia most of the white people descendants in Australia today were taken there as ’convicts by their masters>>>

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          • 5 January 2020 05:21, by Pakuai

            from the devil infested island of England’. They almost wiped out the indigenous of Australia. Because the indigenous of Australia didn’t weapons to defense themselves. I was just giving an example Mr. jubaone piece of trash about how human beings around the world ’tribal themselves’ with where they are and how they alliance themselves with others however they don’t consider them anything.>>>

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            • 5 January 2020 05:27, by Pakuai

              I went and study in Canada and some of you fools consider me to be a Canadian. Mr. Eastern and most you fools who like to play the Dinkas/Jenges names on line, be very careful. If you would properly investigate those ’brats in Australia allegedly playing games with the Australia people’, they are not even the Dinkas/Jenges of the Sudan, but other African communities in Australia.>>>

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              • 5 January 2020 05:32, by Pakuai

                But so long as they are darker skins idiots and from Africa, they would branded the most dangerous people on earth. Go to Canada, the US, the UK and other so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire countries to day. They even called South Sudanese people their energy. Australia is not a real country Mr. jubaone piece of trash, it owns by the ’*corporate America, the UK and their>>>

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