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slow screening process delays training of South Sudan’s unified forces


January 25, 2020 (JUBA) - The head of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) urged to start the screening process which is essential for the selection of troops before military training.

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RJMEC Interim Chairperson H.E Ambassador Lt .Gen. Augostino Njoroge (Center) delivers his statement during the meeting. With him are RJMEC Chief of Staff, Ambassador Berhanu Kebede (right) and Deputy Chief of Staff-Strategy, Dr. Thomson Fontaine, September 12, 2019 (RJMEC photo)

Thousands of troops are now in the training centres after been transported from cantonment sites. However, the screening of troops has not begun yet.

Speaking at the RJMEC meeting in Juba on Thursday 23 January, its chairman. Augostino Njoroge voiced concern about the delayed screening and subsequent training of forces in South Sudan.

“I am concerned that the screening of forces has not started yet, even though the screening teams are reported to be ready to begin,” Njoroge said.

He pointed out that no training can take place before the screening, and "the more it is delayed, the more the time that will be lost in beginning the training of the Necessary Unified Forces (NUF)".

The Kenyan military urged the Joint Defence Board (JDB) to ensure that the screening, selection and training of forces “starts immediately in consultation with the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission.”

The slow pace of the implementation of the security arrangements triggered the extension of the pre-transitional period twice for six months first and 100 days for the second time.

The lack of money of the costly process and the lack of political will to strike a deal on the number of states and tribal boundaries, all these factors did not contribute to building confidence among the main peace partners.

Njoroge further pointed out that the Security Mechanisms, set for the enforcement of the second chapter of the revitalized pact, have fallen behind the timelines of their action plans.

"Ambassador Njoroge asked the mechanisms to coordinate their activities more closely," said the statement.

He added that the NPTC which oversees the implementation of the pre-transitional period and the Joint Defence Board (JDB) to immediately convene the weekly coordination meetings of the mechanisms and to fast-track the implementation of the critical tasks in the remaining 30 days.

Despite the delay in the implementation of the security arrangements and their failure to reach a deal over the states’ issue the parties to the revitalized peace agreement agreed to form the transitional unity government in February.


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  • 26 January 2020 07:38, by Games

    Hells to those who are still thinking that the unity government will be formed February. No shortcuts this time around, all the Security arrangement and the states number have to be solved and forms the future government whence all above are being completely done.

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    • 26 January 2020 10:58, by South South


      ALIMIGHY Nuer never been defeated ( Iam laughing a little bit), peace is coming in February 2020, please prepare yourself and come to Juba. We will have many free nyantits, many free hotel rooms and a lot of free food. Woh, Woh, Woh, GAARA, MALAMADIT!!!!!!!!!

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    • 27 January 2020 06:54, by Midit Mitot

      Wasting of time, the whole world is so busy to implement South Sudan peace while Juba regime is busy to prepare another third war in the country.

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  • 26 January 2020 07:40, by Games

    Nobody wants to wasted more lives like 2016.

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  • 26 January 2020 08:16, by Eastern

    The R-ARCSS is dead

    There was once a time a man called Festus Mogae, them came this kikuyu man Njoroge....You know what the Njoroges love most: money.

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    • 26 January 2020 10:55, by South South


      "There was once a time a man called Festus Mogae, them came this kikuyu man Njorog"

      What shit English is this? People of Equatoria who hold PhDs, but struggle to write simple English, shit!!!!!! Kurkoo!!!!!!

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      • 26 January 2020 15:42, by Eastern

        South South,

        The kikuyu man is called Njoroge you jenge can as well call him Njorog like you wrote!

        The numero uno concern for you now should be Abyei where the murahaleen are killing jenge not being jealous over others’ academic qualifications...

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        • 26 January 2020 16:32, by South South


          Kurkoo!!!! We know what to do about Abeyi and we will deliver very clear message to everyone soon. I don’t need degree to rule South Sudan because I know how to express myself in Dinka and in English, but when people sing 24/7 a week of having good education but fail to write good sentences in English, then we see Kurkoo very clear, Kurkoo!!!!!!

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          • 27 January 2020 09:45, by jubaone

            South South
            Jienge kaffir, just keep howling like a giant gorilla "kurkoo, kurkoo, kurkoo". The mesiriya jellaba have "barbecued" your jienges and you can’t do anything about it. If your paramount chief was gunned down in 2012, what will "grilling" 32 or more jienge slaves mean? After all, about 50 jienges killed themselves over a small island along the Nile recently, so what?

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            • 27 January 2020 09:54, by jubaone

              South South
              Jienge kaffir, just surrender yourself as a jellaba slave or live as a refugee in Kenya or Uganda, after all most jienges have fled away and their luaks are empty as animal reserves. Come February 22, no RTGoNU and we will settle the SS once and for all. Either you win, or you hang yourselves cuz this time around, no mercy. We will exhume all your dead in Equatoria and burn them.

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          • 27 January 2020 11:26, by jubaone

            South South
            Jienge kaffir "Abeyi" or "Abyei". Seems you are traumatized and now misspelling your own jiengestan. These are hard days for you.

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            • 27 January 2020 12:19, by South South

              Kurkoon!!!! You should be concerning about Equatorian people like Eastern who needs to go back to elementary school to learn how to write simple sentences in English. For Abyei as a South Sudanese citizen, I have my own opinion about it. I will not put it out here to hopeless people like you because it will not do any good. Kurkoo, listen, no US, no UN, no BS will help you to rule South Sudan.

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        • 27 January 2020 13:38, by The Rhino


          Dinka savages are now cornered against the wall.They will learn their lessons through hell!Just imagine,1).Foolish Kiir is now begging Bantu Museveni for money,2).Dinka tribal soldiers are scared like chickens to report to cantonment sites,3).Abyei is on fire and the savages can’t solve that problem,4).Cattle rustling and revenge killings is gusting through their communities &...

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          • 27 January 2020 13:45, by The Rhino


            ...Kiir and his JCE bloodsuckers can’t do nothing about it,5).Malnourished Dinka soldiers now camouflaged as unknown gunmen,stealing,robbing,breaking houses and murdering innocent civilians at night,6).Peace implementation utterly failed and Dinka people have no idea what will happen next, etc..shit,who out there still believes that Dinka savages are worthy of any leadership?....

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            • 27 January 2020 13:51, by The Rhino


              ..none!These misfits are worthless, they are good for nothing!We knew these facts from the very beginning and have been warning people to be cautious when dealing with Dinka miscreants.Equatorians must never sympathize with them this time, to hell with them!We must bring back KOKORA by all means and focus only on ourselves, communities and ancestral territories,full stop!

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              • 27 January 2020 14:04, by The Rhino

                South South,

                Incase you don’t know, the gov’t of North Sudan is taking back Abyei,in your face!You Dinka bastard just bark and quack 24/7 like a traumatized dog or duck,and have no idea as to what is going on,just shut up ya MTN junk!

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              • 27 January 2020 19:50, by jubaone

                Rhino, Eastern
                Jienge misfits claim cuz they liberated SS, they can settle anywhere. The same jienges fight themselves, when hoards from other clans claim ownership of the small Cuet-Akuet island along the Nile. These miscreants think they can grab Equatorian, Nuer, Fertit, Collo lands without fear. This jienge nonsense must stop in 2020. No peace, no RTGoNU. All non jienges rise up.

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