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Kiir, South Africa’s Ramaphosa discuss S. Sudan peace implementation: Pretoria


Kiir shakes hands with Ramaphosa in Pretoria on 31 January 2020 (SSPPU photo)
January 31, 2020 (JUBA) - South African presidency said President Salva Kiir is in Pretoria for talks on the implementation of the comprehensive peace agreement.

On Thursday the South Sudanese presidency said that Kiir headed to South Africa in a three-day work visit without further details.

For its part, the presidency in Pretoria issued a statement saying the visiting South Sudanese leader will discuss with President Cyril Ramaphosa the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

"The working visit will also afford the two leaders an opportunity to discuss the progress made thus far in relation to the implementation of the Revitalised-Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS)," further said the statement.

Kiir and Ramaphosa met on Friday but the outcome of the meeting has not been announced yet.

The South African Deputy President David Mabuza recently held a series of meetings with President Kiir and other signatories of the revitalized peace pact to discuss the issue of the number of states and boundaries.

Following what, he proposed to form an arbitration body on the states’ issue including the IGAD and South Africa and the Troika countries. The mechanism has 90 days, after the formation of the transitional government to deliver its arbitrage.

The proposal was accepted by President Kiir but the other parties rejected it.

The statement said that "South Africa remains confident that the Parties will find common ground to form the Revitalised Government of National Unity".

The South African presidency further said the two leaders will discuss areas of joint cooperation including agriculture/agri-business; water; education; infrastructure development; transport; mining; energy; electricity; oil and gas.


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  • 1 February 2020 13:00, by jubaone

    This jienge Kiirminal is simply an idiot.
    Fact 1: There’s NO war in jiengelands
    Fact 2: There’s plenty of "oyol" and agricultural lands in jiengelands.
    Fact 3: There are no intelligent, skilled and hardworking people on jiengelands.
    Fact 4: Over 90% of all young men of working age are leaving as "food escapees and refugees" outside jiengelands.
    Fact 5: 99% all foreign investments are in Equatoria.

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    • 1 February 2020 13:06, by jubaone

      ...living in and leaving for Equatori, Uganda, Kenya or Sudan. Where are the S. Africans supposed to invest, when there are no people in jiengelands. Equatoria doesn’t need S. Africa, we can take care of ourselves alone. S. Africa can help the "foolish and lazy majority" cuz they can’t help themselves. They have to be fed like giant gorillas in a cage.

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      • 1 February 2020 13:14, by jubaone

        S. Africa can’t think, it incarcerated Riek for 2 yrs, received $2m as a "bonus", kill fellow Africans from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia etc which were the Frontline States that gave most ANC freedom fighters refuge, can now claim to want to invest in SS. Let this jienge Kiirminal take his S.African Boers and Bantus straight to jiengelands. We don’t need them in Holy Equatoria.

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        • 1 February 2020 14:19, by Malakal county Simon


          Let’s me add fact 6, Kiir should listen to citizens demand of going back to 10 States instead of him pushing illegal 32 Statesor he will lose his little left legacy..............

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          • 1 February 2020 14:36, by jubaone

            Simon Malakal
            Fact 7: Most states in Equatoria are for 32 states. The reason is to have all jienges go back to their areas. We must keep them busy in their areas. With 10 states, it could be strategically necessary so that they keep fighting themselves. But the consequences are; most will flee to Equatoria and disturb our peace. These irritants and nuisance are just disgusting.

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  • 1 February 2020 17:35, by conservative

    Without Dinka we won’t have south Sudan today and yes we miss Dr John alot and the reason we don’t want Reik machar or ever to president of this nation because he will destroyed Dr John legacy I rather to keep kirirr for life as president either like or not let us not to make our tribes to become number one problem that’s what always nuers are looking for

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    • 1 February 2020 18:11, by jubaone

      Equatoria has and will exist without jienges, you add no intellectual, economic and socio-cultural values to us. Equatorians don’t go and have absolutely nothing to do in jiengelands. On the contrary, jienges come to us for refuge, shelter, food and comfort. Not even foreigners are interested in wasting their time and money investing in jienge- and junklands.

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      • 1 February 2020 18:18, by jubaone

        Neither the Nuers nor Riek ever stopped you from developing your god-forgotten junklands. Riek or the Nuers did not invade your luaks and sent you away scampering. No, you kuffar are simply savages, wild and primitive. You have no aptitude for work. You are rude and therefore no progressive people want and can live with you. Truth hurts but must be told.

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  • 1 February 2020 20:40, by conservative


    U seems like back Reik for what and he will not be nobody but can you be somebody because you guys lost and we Dinka we don’t want lose our country behind Reik issue our country is important than him u got dummy

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