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SPLM-IO says advance team may not arrive in Juba in few days as planned


December 5, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – In a situation which seems to further delay the arrival to Juba of advance team of hundreds of members of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), officials of the opposition said the first group of the team may only travel towards the end of next week.

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SPLM-IO Chairman and First Vice-President designate, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, meets Ethiopian Prime Minister and Chairman of IGAD, Haile Mariam Desalegn, Addis Ababa, August 17, 2015 (ST Photo)

Official spokesman of the SPLM-IO leadership said arrangements for the team’s travel to Juba had not been completed by the IGAD Plus mediation and the United Nations or donor countries.

“Although over 550 members of the advance team are ready per the list we have submitted for facilitation, logistical arrangements are not complete in order to transport them to Juba,” James Gatdet Dak, spokesperson of the leadership told Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

“We have learnt from IGAD that the process may take several more days before the first group of the advance team can travel to Juba,” he said.

He also said given the current circumstances facing the facilitation of the team’s arrival, the whole team of over 550 may not arrive to Juba on the same day or same week but will have to split into groups to travel on different dates.

The advance team would officially kick off the implementation of the August peace agreement, on the ground, between president Salva Kiir’s government and the armed opposition led by first vice-president designate, Riek Machar.

Some members of the team would station in the national capital, Juba, while the rest would spread out to the 21 proposed federal states of the SPLM-IO in order to disseminate the peace agreement, mobilize for its full implementation with the grass-roots as well as organize for reception of their top leader when he returns to Juba.

Machar, who will become a powerful first vice president in accordance with the peace agreement, is expected to return to the capital after two years by the end of December, 2015 or in early January 2016, depending on how fast the preliminary arrangements have been made in order form a transitional government of national unity with president Kiir.

IGAD mediation and its international partners or donors are responsible for the necessary logistics in ensuring that the advance team arrives in Juba in time.

The opposition leader’s spokesman, however said his leadership has been in contact with the IGAD chairman and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalegn, as well as with the IGAD mediation on the matter.

The implementation of the peace agreement has run behind the schedule due to delays in the implementation of some of the initial stages provided for in the agreement.


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  • 6 December 2015 05:51, by Mi diit

    Honorable James Gatdet Dak, thanks for the updates. But what is the contribution from this useless Kiir’s government in the transportation of the advance team?

    When the CPA was signed in 2005, Khartoum contributed 60 million US to Garang’s SPLM to prepare for their return.

    So what is Nyankiir’s government doing for SPLM-IO return?

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    • 6 December 2015 06:28, by Maper

      SPLA had not destroyed the oil fields when its delegations went to Khartoum. Most of Riek’s proposed 21 states, particularly in Greater Upper Nile region are under control of rebels. The delegations heading to these areas need not to fly to Juba. They can just drive to Bor, Malakal, and Bentiu, and others can walk to Nasir, Akobo, Fashoda etc. Besides, the government will food and accommodation to

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      • 6 December 2015 06:35, by Maper

        Cont... This battalion of rebel delegates. The rebels need to be humble enough to understand that their white armies may wait for 3 months to be able to get their salaries.

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    • 6 December 2015 08:07, by Khent

      Mi diit

      There is simply no way that the thieves in Juba will spend millions of dollars to receive a traitor that enabled the Ignaz to get billions of dollars from our oil which it then used to acquire and unleash devastating advanced weaponry during the war. So keep dreaming.

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      • 6 December 2015 08:54, by Mi diit

        Khent (Rommel),

        What your little mind fails you to understand is that a peace agreement has been signed between the two groups you called "thieves" and "traitors" which needs implementation, and therefore needs resources to implement it.

        You are also a Dinka tribal thief in waiting for your turn. You may just be waiting for a president who will make you steal. That is all!

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        • 6 December 2015 10:57, by Khent

          Mi diit

          My ’little mind’? I’m far superior to you. Your entire area of Luakpiny [Nasir] believe in the stupid myths of Ngundeng, and so I don’t take your intellectual capabilities seriously. All you’ve got are pathetic accusations.

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    • 6 December 2015 11:53, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Mi digit
      Who is care of SPLM-IO advance team to Juba, let them late. For me I don’t care.

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  • 6 December 2015 07:44, by Son of Ngundeng

    Good morning yaa balaad jinub.

    The good thing that I knew so far, when the government said the advance team will delayed, the USD in Juba starting running up while in Pagak its stable.
    We are the economic of the country no one will deny it.

    Son of Prophet
    New location front line.

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  • 6 December 2015 07:47, by Augustino

    Ngooth, why coming back to Juba again and not liberated Nuer country. Riek must remain deputy and die deputy Jieng leadership remain more strong

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    • 6 December 2015 08:14, by Son of Ngundeng


      You Dinka have nothing you are only to destroy this country
      Being a President does not mean food as the way Dinka are understanding, it mean democracy and rule of laws, not looting and killing, all tribes of south Sudan know us we nuer for the good leadership we have.

      Son of Prophet
      New location front line.

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      • 6 December 2015 08:24, by Khent

        Son of Ngundeng

        Ah, so it’s the Dinka that are overly concerned about ’food’, despite the fact that the Nuer were being fed and armed by Khartoum for decades as a reward for doing their bidding and providing almost 100, 000 compliant Nuer militiamen when artificial famines were created in our lands for opposing Khartoum.

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        • 6 December 2015 08:33, by Khent

          We were bombed with an air force many times larger and more powerful than the Ugandan air force for well over a decade. A plethora of deadly munitions [including the cluster bombs that you complain about] were used against us. Artificial famines were created in our lands while Khartoum fed Nuer militias in Unity State, Jonglei and Upper Nile State, like dogs.

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          • 6 December 2015 08:37, by Khent

            It was Nuer Generals that were given millions of dollars as Major-Generals in the SAF when they provided tens of thousands of militiamen to Khartoum’s services. When they couldn’t be paid they were told to loot from Southerners. The Nuer benefited from Khartoum’s largess while the Dinka suffered immensely, so keep your childish nonsense to yourself, you stupid dog.

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            • 6 December 2015 08:44, by Khent

              Throughout the fighting, not one war casualty was admitted to the Nasir hospital. Riek’s troops sat idle as Khartoum pushed back the Dinka. The results of Riek’’s sell-out to Khartoum could not have been more glaring. The Dinka suffered mightily. (Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, Scott Peterson)

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              • 6 December 2015 09:01, by Mi diit


                Stop lying! When will you stop lying and exaggerating things, you Dinka tribal fool.

                Give evidence for your allegation that the Nuer Generals were given "millions of dollars."

                Provide the evidence for the figure of that "millions" of dollars.

                Otherwise, failure to quickly provide evidence, you are stupid fool.

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                • 6 December 2015 09:04, by Mi diit

                  John Garang was the first corrupt rebel leader in South Sudan. Read Rumbek meeting minutes of 2004.

                  Also Bashir confirmed that he gave 60 million dollars to Garang for CPA implementation. That money was never accounted for between Garang, Pagan Amum and Arthur Akwein Chol.

                  Twic East is full of thieves led by late Garang himself.

                  So stop pretending, ya coward son of Twic East.

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                  • 6 December 2015 09:10, by Mi diit

                    Here is the living link to the Rumbek meeting which showed how corrupt, tribal and poor manager of the SPLM John Garang was. See the comments of Salva Kiir himself in the presence of John Garang. R

                    Read it through fool! http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article26320

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                    • 6 December 2015 10:05, by Khent

                      Mi diit

                      Is that pathetic response the best you can muster? LOL! I provide sources for my assertions, you idiot, which just makes you flail around accusing me of lying or claiming that the sources I provide cannot be trusted because the Dinka apparently paid them off without a shred of evidence...

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                      • 6 December 2015 10:23, by Khent

                        Your son [Paulino Matip] was a Major-General in the SAF and had over 50, 000 fighters under his command doing Khartoum’s bidding from 1986 to 2006, and he was accorded a small trading empire worth millions by Khartoum. This trading empire that Khartoum awarded to him [that Matip claimed as his own] was at least 400, 000 hectares and was worth millions of dollars...

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                        • 6 December 2015 10:29, by Khent

                          Here’s the evidence:

                          Matp had maintained an autonomous military and economic base in his Bul Nuer territory near Bentiu, building up a small trading empire dealing in sorghum and cattle. (The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Peace or Truce, Douglas H Johnson)

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                          • 6 December 2015 10:32, by Khent

                            Here are some sources on Matip’s claims to personally owning 400, 000 hectares of land in Unity State.



                            How do you suppose he got his hands on tens of millions of dollars worth in land? My assertion stands.

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                            • 6 December 2015 10:36, by Khent

                              Contrary to your little flights of fancy, you failed to provide evidence personally linking Dr. John Garang to stolen money. Your source say nothing of the sort. Your source mentioned that there was general corruption in the movement, something that can be said of every movement and government on earth...

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                              • 6 December 2015 10:43, by Khent

                                You did not provide any evidence for the $60 million that you claim was pocketed by Dr. John Garang. Your Sudan Tribune did not say anything about $60 million. The only reliable reference that I can find about millions of dollars being given to the SPLM was the $60 million that was given to the former finance minister, Arthur Akuen - not Dr. John Garang...

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                                  • 6 December 2015 10:53, by Khent

                                    You have completely deluded yourself into believing that you’ve provided evidence for your laughable claims when in actuality you have provided nothing but stupid tirades against Twic-east - which is morally superior to your entire tribe of Khartoum boot-licking militiamen.

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                                    • 6 December 2015 11:46, by Mi diit


                                      You are the most idiotic person in Dinka Twic East community.

                                      Have you confirmed my source, Salva Kiir, who accused John Garang of corruption, tribalism, mismanagement, name it in that infamous Rumbek meeting of 2004. Good.

                                      There is no evidence of millions of dollars given to Paulino Matip. Claiming hectares of land does not automatically mean million of dollars cash "given" to him.

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                                      • 6 December 2015 11:48, by Mi diit

                                        You are even more idiot or congenital liar to deny that Bashir announced giving 60 million dollars to John Garang when he went to Juba for CPA anniversary celebration. It was all over the media, you idiot.

                                        Stop lying and pretending. John Garang from Twic East was the first corrupt rebel leader, followed by another idiotic Dinka president, Salva Kiir.

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                                        • 6 December 2015 12:45, by Khent

                                          Mi Diit

                                          Attempts at insults from mindless animals mean absolutely nothing to me. Ngundeng believing hicks are of no significance to me. Your Sudan Tribune source detailed accusations, rumours and conspiracies but it did not mention anything about the $60 figure. You have yet to provide evidence...

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                                          • 6 December 2015 12:53, by Khent

                                            I have proven beyond any doubt that Paulino Matip was Khartoum’s favorite tribal slave and that Khartoum gave him a trading empire worth millions of dollars. I didn’t mention ’cash’ - I mention millions of dollars, which is precisely what I demonstrated. Why do you suppose that cash is more morally indefensible than being being given 400, 000 hectares of land and a trading empire worth millions?

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                                            • 6 December 2015 12:58, by Khent

                                              ..Cash would have been a great deal easier to defend from a moral standpoint. Stealing that much land [worth millions of dollars] from your own people is infinitely more unforgivable. You’re just too stupid to realise. If you [as you claim] that Bashir directly gave $60 million to Dr. John Garang and that it was all over the media, then it shouldn’t difficult for you to provide reputable sources

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                                              • 6 December 2015 13:04, by Khent

                                                ..You have yet to provide the requested evidence. If you had evidence, why is it that your posts consists only of rhetoric, but not of actual evidence of any kind? You’re not -playing dodgy-. It’s clear, you’re simply stupid. Your arguments fail miserably. You do not even have a good basis for inductively maintaining a conclusion.

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                                                • 6 December 2015 13:13, by Khent

                                                  Riek’s colleagues in what was the Nasir faction condemned him for concentrating power in his own hands — authoritarianism. Among these detractors was Joseph Oduho, a widely respected political mental giant. William Nyuon, Kerbunino and Arok Thon Arok also voiced the same opinions. In fact, prior to Joseph Oduho‘s death, the respected elder lambasted Nasir faction for being authoritarian.

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                                                  • 6 December 2015 13:28, by Khent

                                                    Before the Panyagore meeting, Joseph Oduho was already embarrassing the SPLM-United members by his own objections to their authoritarian behaviour. (The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Peace Or Truce, Douglas Hamilton Johson)

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                                                    • 6 December 2015 13:29, by Khent

                                                      Riek laughably dismissed Dr. Lam Akol from their pseudo ’movement’ for get this... collaborating with the government. Reacting against his dismissal, Dr. Akol issued and circulated a document in which he demonstrated that he was not alone in cooperation with the enemy. In the document, Dr. Akol was very euphemistic when he remarked:

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                                                      • 6 December 2015 13:32, by Khent

                                                        "Who could be more royal in the king’s court than the King himself!". A clear reference to the fact that Riek, as the chairman of Nasir was fully aware of their ’movement’s collaboration with Khartoum and in fact directed these operations. It’s clear that Riek is a liar; he thought the could accuse Lam Akol of collaborating with Khartoum when he was the one that was organizing it. LOL!

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                                                        • 6 December 2015 13:37, by Khent

                                                          Riek didn’t even have any institutions in his movement and was criticized for incompetence, mismanagement and authoritarianism, and that that was only after a couple of years. His movement collapsed in just a couple of years because he didn’t know how to manage a movement; all the political big wigs left him in disgust.

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                                                          • 6 December 2015 13:37, by Khent

                                                            Whatever the cosmetic or purely theoretical aspects of SPLM/A administration, it can be contrasted with SPLA-United/SSIM, where there were no similar civil administrative structures and where much of what was announced in the form of internal organisation existed on paper only. (The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Peace Or Truce, Douglas H. Johnson

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                              • 6 December 2015 10:55, by Akook

                                During war against Khartoum, Machar and many Nuers got it all wrong against other South Sudanese. Machar already realised it and apologise!

                                However, in Dec. 2013, Salva Kiir and many Dinkas got it wholly wrong by creating this raging war.

                                Facts better be in their place!

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  • 6 December 2015 17:09, by American Missile.

    SPLM-IO are confuses over the Advance Team to Juba, they are wasting our PEACE Time. this Idiot Dangerous Rebel(Dr) Machar will never have a conclusion of bringing peace to South

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