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Barnaba Marial Benjamin shakes hands Thomas Cirilo after signing Ceasefire agreement in Roma on 14 Feb 2020 (Sant Egidio photo)
February 24, 2020 (JUBA) - The holdout South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) on Monday called on the transitional national unity government to negotiate with them to achieve sustainable peace in the country.

The call comes two days after the appointment of the first vice-president and the four vice-presidents as the first step in the formation of the transitional national unity government tasked with the implementation of the revitalized peace pact during the coming 36months.

Achieving sustainable peace in South Sudan requires to address the root cause of the crisis not a distribution of political positions, said the alliance.

"SSOMA would like to reiterate to all the people of South Sudan that sustainable peace cannot be achieved without resolving the root causes of the conflict in the country," SSOMA said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

"We encourage the new transitional government, R-TGoNU to use this opportunity to engage in real and substantive negotiations on the way forward to achieve peace in South Sudan," further stressed the holdout alliance.

The SSOMA and the government of President Salva Kiir last January signed the Roma Declaration for peace in South Sudan within the framework of a process mediated by t the religious community of Sant’Egidio.

Furthermore, they recommitted themselves to the cessation of hostilities on 14 February.

The SSOMA includes the Real Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (R-SPLM), National Salvation Front (NAS). South Sudan United Front (SSUF) and the United Democratic Revolutionary Movement/Army (UNDRM/A), National Democratic Movement-PF (NDM-PF), and Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC).

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  • 25 February 07:44, by South South

    briefcase rebels are wasting out time. Join the government of national unity and be a part of the history or shut up and get away from our way.

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    • 25 February 08:20, by Malakal county Simon

      South South/

      At the end of the day, we are all one people’s one nation.. therefore, We must accept peace and avoid being refugees in neighbouring countries and abroad.... This call should be welcome with open arms unconditional!!

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    • 25 February 11:31, by The Rhino

      South South,

      Stinking skunk!Keep your jienge bullshit for yourself!NAS will never join your rotten Dinka gov’t, if root causes of conflict are not well addressed, deal with it!Gen.Thomas Cirillo Swaka’s movement is not about positions in your wrecked jienge gov’t.Its about true/real deep problems affecting oppressed fellow citizens in S.Sudan.You Dinka misfits must urgently use the given.........

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      • 25 February 13:06, by jubaone

        Rhino,
        Great. NAS would be foolish to join such a failed group. The only person who may make change in Dr Riek, but given numerical majority of docile and worthless VPs, he wont do anything. Most disgusting is Mdm Rebecca Garang. She´s on a FD ticket, yet she was NEVER incarcerated or detained. That is just jienge greed for position

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        • 25 February 13:26, by South South

          jubaone,

          Big liar,shut up your dirty mouth and leave South Sudan alone. There are good people who are working day and night to fix South Sudan issues, you are not one of them, Kurkoo!!!!!!

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          • 25 February 13:31, by jubaone

            South South
            Howling like a giant gorilla..kurkoo..kurkoo wont help you. If you cant fix your godamn stinking jiengelands, how can you fix the entire SS? You are just losers and from nothing comes nothing. Just showcase us, what any jienge state has accomplished. Not even a water bottling factory. Just hopeless majority. Being fed like toddlers.

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        • 25 February 13:27, by jubaone

          Rhino,
          Jienges have had "feace" since 2005, so what the fuck about peace now? Look at their areas: fighting, killing, chaos, anarchy and lack of development. The result is, all grownups have fled to Equatoria, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda for better lives. These lazy trolls cant do anything for themselves. Without Equatoria, they are just worthless.

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      • 25 February 13:21, by South South

        The Rhino,

        Who give damn care to briefcase rebels whether they join peace or not, I’m in chukudum right now, come and meet me there, Kurkoo!!!!!

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        • 25 February 13:34, by jubaone

          South South
          Even monkeys have trees they call homes. Chukudum? Going to look out for a squatter camp, you kaffir? Disgusting drifter and vagrant freebooter. Go back home ,ya aryan jienge. Chukudum has its owners. You cant be allover SS like a street dog, ya kelb.

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          • 25 February 14:13, by South South

            Jubaone, Kurkoo!!!! South Sudan is ours, keep quiet kurkoo!!!!!

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        • 25 February 13:37, by The Rhino

          South South,

          So you are in Pagak,Chukudum,Juba and all over the place?Why are you not in your god forsaken hometown Abyei rescuing your starving Dinka people from rude Mesiriya Arabs?Who really believes in or cares about your cheap Dinka crap?Fuck off ya MTN!

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          • 25 February 14:11, by South South

            The Rhino,
            South Sudan is mine and I ca be anywhere as I want, damn it, shut up, soon you will see and hear big decisions from Kiir, Kurkoo!!!!!

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          • 25 February 15:32, by jubaone

            Rhino
            Abyeians must choose to either be jellaba slaves or just run 🏃 away and claim to be SS. No one wants them cuz they are stained with jellaba blood. These weaklings are the only entry point for jellaba into SS. Reject Abyei and we have no contacts with jellaba. They add no value to us. The Mesiriya can come and take them out.

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      • 25 February 13:44, by jubaone

        Rhino
        Do we believe anything will come out from this inflated and bloated, VPcy? 5 VPs!
        1. Gen Taban Gai: Fmr gov of Unity State. Never accomplished anything for his people. He mismanaged the monthly 3% oil bonus.
        2. Mdm Rebecca. As fmr Min of Roads and Transport 2006-2010?, she wasted over $15m for renovating roads, grabbed so many lands in Juba.

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        • 25 February 13:49, by jubaone

          ..she built the John Garang Sec School in Juba at former Camp Pojulu area close to Regency Hotel. Over 80% of all school kids are jienges.
          3. Dr. Gen Wani Igga has achieved nothing for his Bari people of Lobonok other than being a jienge clown and entertainer.
          4. Hussein A/Bagi Ayii. Just a marionette. No one knows this militia goon
          All these VPs???

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          • 25 February 14:12, by The Rhino

            Jubaone,

            All of them are greedy and worthless.They are all condemned to chock and die.That useless bloated VPs club will never achieve anything!All I can say is,Riak Machar better be very careful in the midst of all the happenings,otherwise he will be history soon!!!

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            • 25 February 14:27, by The Rhino

              South South,

              Go fuck yourself,we don’t play games here!!!

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              • 25 February 16:18, by South South

                The Rhino,
                Get your dirty mouth out of South Sudan issues. You many things facing Mundari tribe including being a dirty tribe in South Sudan. Bari are not happy to see Mundari coming back to Juba. Shit, son of KARAMA, you will be ruled.

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            • 25 February 15:26, by jubaone

              Rhino
              Dr Riek has walked into a terrible jienge trap. Security arrangements like in 2014 are not in place. Should anything happen today, IO can’t rapidly deploy huge numbers of soldiers with complete weapons. The jienge Gelweng and Nyors have not been cantoned. Suspicious. Gen Gatwech Dual and Olony have serious warning to Riek. Not even the RPF/UNMISS will offer Riek protection.

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  • 25 February 09:30, by Mayendit

    We are absolutely getting ashamed to the eyes of the worldwide. The Image of South Sudan nation is damaged because of these people. Former Secretary General Pagan Amum Okiech, former Chief of staff general Paul Malong Awan,general Oyai Deng Ajak and general Thomas Cirillo are all parts of the roots causes. Pagan himself was desperate to get Chairmanship of the SPLM Party while, Cirillo was busy lo

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  • 25 February 09:39, by Mayendit

    Continue: Thomas Cirillo was busy looting million dollars for army and Paul Malong hiding $millions for the former SPLA. Oyai Deng Ajak was part of Rebecca Nyandeng Garang groups so there’s no is clean when it come to talk about root cause of the fighting in South Sudan. Kiir Mayardit, Riek Machar and all political Detainees are the most people to be held accountable if there’s a lawfully present

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  • 25 February 09:50, by Mayendit

    Continue: No one is clean when it come to talk about root cause of the fighting in South Sudan. Maybe the South Sudanese people don’t have a feeling like what I had about South Sudan. People who thinks they are most educated in South Sudan clearly, they’re worst people in South Sudan. 1.5 VP in South Sudan is very wrong 2.55 members of the Parliamentary and 35 plus 10 deputies were also wrong. 3 S

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  • 25 February 09:55, by Mayendit

    Reinstated Riek Machar Teny three times is wrong. What a country will look like the young nation is lacking many things yet, people wanted more and more 55 parliamentarians and 35 Ministers to serve small nation. Are we are not ashamed?.

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    • 25 February 10:11, by deng

      Peace is our most important to be restored. I understand your concern, the root cause of all rebels is distribution of positions, they were working as government officials in high level or positions.

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    • 25 February 10:46, by Games

      Mayedit
      When are you going to stop blaming Machar for nothing at all? Machar like any other South Sudanese do not agree with some of your a like ideologies, such as to rules the country for life and you have to choose the person that can work with your leading government. Machar was to exiled in 2013 after when Salva Kiir rejected to be challenges by some of those guys you have had mentioned above

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      • 25 February 10:55, by Mayendit

        Games your point is very weak.
        First of all, President Salva Kiir Mayardit have not stayed in power in South Sudan for long time put that in your mind. Second, the way Riek Machar was trying to take Chairmanship of the SPLM Party was not organize such as platform was not made. Riek Machar was still a vice president at that time and he should step down first before announcements Publicly.

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      • 25 February 10:56, by South South

        Games,

        Your English is that of first grade child, mentally retarded. Peace.

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  • 25 February 10:52, by Games

    The roots caused are simple, Salva Kiir was abused his power by refusing to be challenges and took his frustration into Nuer civilians where Machar from. And he was doing that in purpose in order to scare Machar off from any other attempt to challenge him.

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  • 25 February 11:15, by Mayendit

    How Will you challenge your president while, you are still served as a vice president at the same time?. This is a thinking of innate child or the Nuers people thinking but it is not a formal way others world did their Affairs. To contest with your leader first, step down first and then prepared for your platform before making announcements on why you will be better than the currently President.

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