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SSOMA should join their former groups to participate in South Sudan’s transition: IGAD


Barnaba Marial Benjamin shakes hands Thomas Cirilo after signing Ceasefire agreement in Roma on 14 Feb 2020 (Sant Egidio photo)

April 24, 2020 (JUBA) - The IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan said the holdout groups can join their former groups if they want to participate in the transitional process after the signing of a peace agreement with the government.

The South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) and the South Sudanese government were expected to resume peace talks in March but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Saint’Edigio mediation team to cancel the meeting.

In a teleconference on Friday, Ismail Wais spoke to reporters about the outcome of the IGAD Council of Ministers extraordinary meeting which asked President Kiir to dissolve the incumbent legislative within a week and to reconstitute a new one ten days after.

Asked by Sudan Tribune about the possible participation of the SSOMA factions in the transitional period institutions, Wais said the holdout groups have two alternatives.

"One alternative, they come back and again join their former institutions. The other alternative is to stand alone and join the process but not in the implementation as such. So they can prepare themselves and participate in the elections within three years, and take any activities or mandate given to them by the people of South Sudan".

These are the IGAD rule of engagement, he further asserted say all the parties and Sant’Egidio facilitators are aware of that.

However, Wais admitted that a solution should be found for the South Sudan Unified Front of Paul Malong which was not part of the IGAD mediated peace process.

"Paul Malong) is the only one to be outside the peace agreement. So with him, there could be any other solution we are discussing this with him," he said.

The IGAD Council of Ministers on Thursday endorsed the signing of the Rome Resolution on Monitoring and Verification of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement of 2017 between SOOMA and the government saying it would create a conducive environment for an all-inclusive peace process in South Sudan.

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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  • 24 April 2020 20:10, by The Rhino

    Join who?Shit,this drought company IGAD doesn’t stop surprising us with lame and weak proposals.Listen,Kiir IG thugs have already compromised and swallowed those voiceless opposition groups now in Juba,IO included.That is why we don’t see any peace implementation.All opposition groups now in Juba are like chickens in a cage, with no power whatsoever to drive the implementation of peace forward....

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    • 24 April 2020 20:20, by The Rhino

      ...according to the signed document/agreement.I suggest,this Djibouti Ismail Wais better tender his resignation and rather go look after camels at the horn of Africa than making reckless proposals,one after the other behind our suffering people.Let first those signatories to the agreement i.e. IG,IO and etc keep their words and make concrete visible progress on the ground, then maybe the..........

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      • 24 April 2020 20:26, by The Rhino

        ...holdout groups will join them.Look,these worthless African organizations always love to throw things together and hope that miracles happen,shit it won’t!Therefore,holdout groups should not waste their time listening to such dead proposals.Answer is big NO,Mr.Djibouti Ismail,done!

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  • 24 April 2020 20:29, by jubaone

    Thank you! This worthless Djibouti camel herder has resurfaced after staying idle for a while. Let him first ensure that IGAD, the drought enterprise implement the RTGoNU to its successful end. Only when it succeeds can he think of involving NAS. Like all cow 🐮 and camel herders, they are irrational and often want a quick fix. Idiots.

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    • 25 April 2020 12:32, by The Rhino


      Exactly,Djibouti Ismail of IGAD is totally irrational and reckless.That nomad,probably must’ve been chewing khat drug and was ’high’ as junky while making those kinds of proposals,shameful!I blame fools who gave him that top position to mitigate conflicts or problems,he doesn’t deserve it.IGAD the drought company should instead concentrate on Kiir,Machar,etc in Juba and pressure them....

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      • 25 April 2020 12:37, by The Rhino


        ..to implement their peace agreement, not divert attentions and look for non-signatories,its foolishness.

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        • 25 April 2020 12:48, by The Rhino


          Bangi man,why don’t you join your friend Djibouti Ismail and eat some more drugs.Shit,you drug addicts always have something in common..talking nonsense and repeating yourselves like robots.Go away, leave us alone!

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      • 25 April 2020 12:43, by South South

        The Rhino and jubaone,

        Two big monkeys are jumping up and down for nothing. No single SSOMA leader live in South Sudan. Pagan is in USA, Paul Malong is in Kenya, and wicked man called Cirillo is in Ethiopia. We are outside Yei. We are in Lasu, come and meet us there. Our country will open up for business on April 29, 2020. Our heat beats the hell of coronavirus out. Kurkoo!!!!!

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        • 25 April 2020 12:59, by The Rhino

          South South,

          Remember this,Dinka donkeys from Somalia are on their way to South Sudan.If you claim to be in Yei,Lasu,etc,know all street maps.You will be distributing water and cleaning toilets their soon.Shit,you Dinka vagrants are all over the place!We’ll make sure this time that your population is controlled.We might solve it by bring some few misseriya arabs among you as accountants, done!

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          • 25 April 2020 13:30, by South South

            The Rhino,
            Don’t panic, we are good in doing action jobs only. Talking too much is not in our genes. What are you trying to say here monkey. "You will be distributing water and cleaning toilets their soon." Oh my God, monkey is afraid of me and he starts crying.

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            • 25 April 2020 14:07, by The Rhino

              South South,

              Lopiat,street skunk!Where I come from we don’t play games with fucking Dinka savages, we teach them lessons, period.If you dare show up your stinking ass in our hot zones, you’ll be running for life while pissing,shit.We are good both in thinking and actions!Get this, during KOKORA time,Dinka misfits use to distribute water, empty pit latrines,clean and carry away human waste.Thats..

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              • 25 April 2020 14:12, by The Rhino

                South South,

                ..the only action jobs you fucking animals know.You are good only at that,..you’ve confirmed it yourself without noticing it, understood,good,now fuck off ya MTN!

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                • 25 April 2020 14:28, by The Rhino

                  South South,

                  You said "talking is not in your genes",well that tells it all..’Talking requires Thinking,and Thinking requires Brains.All these attributes are genetically missing in/with Dinka savages, thats why I always call them that.You Dinka people don’t think before you act.Similarly so, does a reptile in a zoo.Now where is the difference here?Answer this simple question,..MTN animal!

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                  • 25 April 2020 15:17, by South South

                    The Rhino,

                    But you are very stupid, the only reason Egyptians denied you 4 years degree and enrolled with 2 years degree with very stupid students is now very clear to me. Mundari are like dogs to Bari let alone with Dinka. How can you talk and think while you are stupid? I don’t get it.

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            • 25 April 2020 19:01, by jubaone

              South South
              Jienge cowards have relied on proxy militias while they attack unarmed women and teenage girls. If jienges were brave, they could have liberated Abyei from the jellaba masters. Eritreans/Ethiopians helped the SPLA during the struggle; UPDF helped during the 2014 war; nyagats helped capture Bentiu, Pagak and Ler from IO. You can’t fight on your own. Big mouth 👄 bombs.

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            • 25 April 2020 19:12, by jubaone

              South South
              Jienge kaffir, good in action? Go liberate your Abyei from your jellaba masters. That would be good action. But hiding your jienge shithole in Kenya and barking loud like a Konyokonyo street dog 🐶 won’t help. You know Konyokonyo ya aryan jienge?

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        • 25 April 2020 18:10, by jubaone

          South South
          You remember that photo of a jienge woman suckling a monkey 🐵 baby? I am not surprised that jienges think and act like monkeys. I am also happy that you have no homes in jiengelands but can come to us like beggars. We literally ownyou like house slaves. We give you free nyamnyam, you can now sleep in hotels, shower and wear suits. Be thankful, dirty jienges we civilised you.

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