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Sant Egidio brokers meeting for peace in South Sudan between govt, holdout groups


Thomas Cirilo hold pres conference with Sant Egidio officials in Rome on 20 Nov 2019 (S Egidio photo)January 11, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government and three opposition holdout groups have launched discussions on peace in the country organized by the Roman Catholic Sant’ Egidio peace group.

The five-day meeting discusses ways to bring the South Sudan Opposition Alliance led by Thomas Cirilo, South Sudan United Front/ Army, under the leadership of General Paul Malong Awan Anei; and Pagan Amum, the leader of Former Detainees group.

The government’s delegation is led by the former Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin who is flanked by the cabinet minister Elia Lomuoro and the head of the National Security Service Akol Koor Kuc.

Several sources confirmed to Sudan Tribune the meeting which started on Friday and is expected to end on Tuesday 14 January.

Last November Cirilo was in Rome for meetings with Sant Edigio officials on ways to reach a negotiated settlement for the armed conflict in the country.

At the end of his two-day discussions, he issued a statement on 20 November 2019 calling on Sant’ Egidio to engage with his alliance, the government and other signatories of the revitalized peace agreement from one side and the regional and international partners on the other side to "make this dialogue process a success".

In a meeting held in Rome during his visit to Rome in March 2019, President Salva Kiir encouraged Sant’Egidio to continue its efforts for an inclusive peace in his country.

Last November, President Salva Kiir and his main peace partner Riek Machar agreed to delay the formation of the transitional national unity government until next February.


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  • 12 January 2020 08:16, by Eastern

    Has Akol Koor Kuc become a KOUR KOO...! As some bastard on this forum wants to insinuate?! Rome is very far; the theatre is right here in South Sudan. I don’t expect many a feeble minds to grasp this...!!!

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    • 12 January 2020 08:48, by South South

      All these 3 guys are living outside South Sudan. Cirillo, the thief is hiding in Addis, others are in Kenya and USA. We will welcome them back to South Sudan, no one has hard feeling about them. Join the peace, it’s the right thing to do and get your share.

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      • 12 January 2020 08:58, by South South

        Elia Lomuoro is in Rome right now, where are those shit sanctions of USA to stop him from carrying out his duties? Kurkoo who were laughing are nothing but Kurkoo only.

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        • 12 January 2020 14:48, by The Rhino

          South South,

          You are such a dumbass Dinka moron!Rome is not USA.If that meeting were to take place in USA,Martin Elia Lomuro would not have been allowed to enter the US soils.That greedy bastard betrayed his own BARI/KARO people since he mixed himself with you Dinka savages.But I’m glad we have other dignified KARO men like Gen.Thomas Cirillo Swaka and many more, who will never tolerate your.....

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          • 12 January 2020 14:53, by The Rhino

            South South,

            ..goddman tribal savagery in South Sudan.Its just a matter of time till we set the records straight.Rapists,barking street dogs, thieves and all Dinka criminals who currently prosper in chaos and corruption will soon be dealt with without compromise,done.Long live NAS,long live Equatoria!

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            • 12 January 2020 15:03, by The Rhino


              ’South South’ is a foolish empty headed junk.His ’kur kur kur’ shit now turns out to be the exact name of his own Dinka uncle at the NSS.I was informed that the name has something to do with a cow song, disgusting!

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          • 12 January 2020 15:20, by South South

            The Rhino,
            Kurkoo, Thomas Cirillo is our big coward man. He is hiding in a hotel in Addis, that alone is enough to show the world the man is nothing, but Kurkoo. Lomuro will move anywhere in the world as he wants. USA is a single country like South Sudan, we will find the way to deal with USA and rebuild good relationship soon. February 2020 will draw very red line. Kurkoo.

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    • 12 January 2020 21:47, by jubaone

      How pathetic this jienge kaffir "South South" has degenerated to now wail and cry "Kurkoo"? Trying to get the attention of his patron Akol Kur Kooc (kuc, koo, cow??)? He must battle it alone as a "monyjienge" and not cry out for help from other jienge freebooters. Neither kurkoo, nor kiirkoo or makueikoo will help.

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  • 12 January 2020 11:30, by Eastern

    Real peace will require jenge to return home from Sudan and Uganda; just like it happened after signing of the CPA...A peace agreement that is problematic to implement leaving Bor to move to the outskirts of Juba in Sherikat is just Kurkoo....Going to Khartoum, Rome, etc won’t change a thing..!!!

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    • 12 January 2020 12:10, by South South

      Kurkoo, come February deadline, we will form one of the strongest government of national unity in South Sudan, that’s one part of the pictures. other part of the pictures is that, anyone who will be out from February government is a Kurkoo and will be crushed, the end.

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      • 12 January 2020 15:14, by The Rhino

        South South,

        Wrong!Come February deadline,your worthless illiterate uncle Kiir will be smelling the complexity of big problems in the gov’t.Probably,there will be a regime change, if not then maybe KOKORA will be reintroduced.Either ways we Equatorians are targeting for a clean and solid EQUATEXIT,full stop!

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        • 12 January 2020 16:05, by jubaone

          Rhino, Eastern
          The jienge regime knows, peace with Riek’s IO is just bullshit, if Gen TC NAS is not included. Equatoria is SS and without peace in Equatoria, SS will remain an eternal jienge-nyagat shithole. NOTHING will ever take place in SS except in Equatoria. This Kurkoo baboon cries by jienge kuffar is irrelevant. Fugitive Malong is just a cover up, but the main goal is meet Gen TC.

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    • 12 January 2020 22:01, by jubaone

      Fact 1: Jiengelands have no wars, yet these lazy trolls account for 45-50% pf all IDPs and refugees.
      Fact 2: Jienges have amassed stolen wealth, yet not even the kiirminal has built a permanent house in his village. No single jienge is interested in developing their areas.
      Fact 3: Jienges are notoriously lazy and foolish. They have everything but have nothing to showcase their wealth. Inve

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      • 12 January 2020 22:07, by jubaone

        Fact 4: All foreign investors have no interest investing in jiengelands due to lack of skilled, educated and progressive workforce. These scoundrels only want ready made things. They too, lack work-ethics and culture.
        Fact 5: They think squatting in Equatoria will make them civilised. NO. A lizard soaked in water for ages can’t turn into a crocodile. A jienge is a jienge.

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        • 12 January 2020 22:13, by jubaone

          Fact 6: Equatoria has given Riek a warning. Either he goes on for full "Federalism" or he has no space in Equatoria. We urge all Equatorian IOs to decamp to NAS. After all, Riek’s peace deal has not enabled Nuers in PoCs to return to their areas. We want all PoCs in Juba closed down and all IDPs resettled. All illegal jienge immigrants expelled from Equatoria. They have their states.

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          • 12 January 2020 22:22, by jubaone

            Fact 7: Our gallant Equatoria Corps started the war in Torit, then Anyanya while jienges were running naked after their cows. In 1972, the jienge jellaba-hireling Abel Alier signed on his master’s behalf. Lagu welcomed the jienges who greedily wanted to take over SS government for which they never fought. Early 80s we went for kokora and expelled all of them out of Equatoria.

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            • 12 January 2020 22:27, by jubaone

              Fact 8: Frustrated and humiliated, jienges hurriedly formed the SPLA. It wasn’t about liberation of SS from jellaba, it was jienge disgruntle for having been thrown out of Equatoria. After all, we Equatorians paid them off.
              Fact 9: In 2005, CPA was signed, most disgruntled jienges now wanted revenge for kokora. Foolish Equatorians thought the 2011 referendum would usher a new SS republic. We Equat

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              • 12 January 2020 22:33, by jubaone

                ..we Equatorians voted overwhelmingly. The jienges wanted to own SS and claimed they alone fought for the liberation of SS. Here, Equatorians were foolish "voting cows". Today everywhere, everything in SS is owned by jienges.
                Fact 9: When they speak of SS, they imply a "jienge republic" Equatorians are simply bystanders.
                Fact 10: Equatorians must make their own tables and not wait to be invited.

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                • 12 January 2020 22:38, by jubaone

                  Fact 11: Gen TC and NAS should stop this nonsense with jienges or other non Equatorians cuz they add no material nor intellectual value to us. Equatoria can be a sovereign state and do its thing alone. All Equatorians in IO should break off and we can make a beautiful, peaceful and progressive Equatoria. The rest are simply a worthless human baggage. God Bless Equatoria.

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