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Ugandan leader calls for talks to end South Sudan conflict


March 18, 2017 (JUBA) – The Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni said the conflict in South Sudan would only come to an end if the parties at war return to the negotiating table, stressing that a war would not solve the problem.

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President Salva Kiir (L) shakes hands with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni (R) after signing a peace agreement on August 26, 2015 (Photo AFP /Charles Lomodong)

“The warring groups must hold negotiations aimed at two things, holding elections and reforming the security sector,” said Museveni on Friday during a meeting with a visiting the Chinese Special Representative on African Affairs.

The Ugandan leader appreciated the involvement from the Chinese government in the process of seeking a way to end the conflict in South Sudan. “We discussed the situation in South Sudan. Glad China is taking interest in this conflict,” he said.

According to President Museveni’s official twitter account, he met Xu Jinghu, the Chinese Government Special Representative on African Affairs and her delegation on Friday at the State House.

President Museveni, who has been a lifeline and the only close political ally in the region of President Salva Kiir for the period of conflict in the country, attributed the conflict in the country to the leadership failure to guide the people of the country, stating the group did not have clear headed leadership.

“The main problem in South Sudan is ideological. The groups there do not have a clear headed leadership to guide the people about their future. They push the pseudo ideology of sectarianism of tribes & yet this is detrimental to the people’s well being. Force can’t solve the conflict,” said the Ugandan leader.

Museveni called on the “warring groups” to hold negotiations with the aim to establish a security sector and hold elections. His call for negotiation follows a similar call made by American lawmakers on President Donald Trump to appoint a high Special Envoy.

12 United States Senators and Congressmen, in a letter dated 24 February 2017, called on US newly elected President Donald J. Trump, to appoint a new high-level Special Envoy for South Sudan and Sudan with International Status to bring the “urgently needed diplomatic leadership to international efforts to achieve a sustainable peace in and between the two countries”.

The Senators also called on the Africa Union through its high-level representative to South Sudan, to reinvigorate an inclusive political process to end South Sudans’ conflict. While President Donald Trump is yet to respond, the regional leaders have begun to talk about inclusive process instead of taking side.

Omar Hassan el Bashir, Sudan President called for an inclusive political process, saying that South Sudan would not have peace without including the leader of armed opposition, Riek Machar. Bashir said that Machar controls wide areas in the country.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir also indicated his readiness to pardon Machar if he denounces violence.


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  • 18 March 2017 18:20, by Eastern

    The Chinese don’t give a damn to anything not threatening Chinese!!!!

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    • 19 March 2017 03:26, by Paul Ongee

      Ya ST,
      Don’t mislead your readers, peace can come to South Sudan without Dr Hopeless Riek Machar.. Believe me or not. Khartoum knows pretty well that it is using Riek Machar to keep South Sudan destabilized. Khartoum knows that Riek Machar will never ever take over power by violence since 1991. What proves that the allegations of Khartoum that peace will come to South Sudan only by Riek Machar. He

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      • 19 March 2017 03:34, by Paul Ongee

        Khartoum has been using Riek Macahr and Lam Akol who betrayed SPLM/A since 1991 and signed KPA-1997 without perceived implementation until Riek Machar came back to the SPLM/A main stream in 2002 in Nairobi to Dr John Garaang de Mabior to be simply forgiven and reinstated into his position. Khartoum should not think that the real SPLM/A (not IO-Riek) are stupid to agree with its claim.

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        • 19 March 2017 03:44, by Paul Ongee

          Khartoum is using any Junubin knocking on its door looking for military logistics to keep South Sudan destabilized. South Sudan will never be ruled by traitors like Riek Machar and his cohorts. Believe me or not. I am not a politician but telling the truth. Now retarded Nuer are getting resettled in the West because of blindly following tribal politics of Riek Machar who is grounded in S.A.

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          • 19 March 2017 03:56, by Paul Ongee

            Riek Machar has already lost his right eye and the left eye is also affected with cancer, not only because of using violence and constant shift of allegiance but also because of preaching tribal politics, Khartoum must first implement KPA-1997 that it has signed with Riek Machar in 1997 before it pokes it nose in South Sudan’s political affairs.

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            • 19 March 2017 04:03, by Paul Ongee

              If we ask ourselves since Khartoum has been using some Nuer militia war lords during the struggle, did it achieve its objectives? No. Why? Because Khartoum is regretting separation of South Sudan but strategized politically only to keep South Sudan destabilized. Khartoum Knows pretty well that any Junubin military General defecting today or tomorrow will never make any difference.

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              • 19 March 2017 04:13, by Paul Ongee

                The politics of regionalism or redivision of 1983 which coincided with the beginning of SPLM/A on May 16th, 1983 is surfacing among ignorant Equatorians and other Junubin who believe that it’s time for fake military ranks and employment opportunities. Just waste your time. President Salva Kirr will stay in power for another ten years if security situation is not right for holding democratic elect

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                • 19 March 2017 04:20, by Paul Ongee

                  The majority of Ethiopian Nuers who claim to be South Sudanese Nuers are now getting resettled in the West to adapt to another new lifestyle. Now most Nuers in Nebraska are claiming that they are Ethiopians Nuers not of South Sudan but keep preaching negative politics because they know that they are not from South Sudan.

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                  • 19 March 2017 04:28, by Paul Ongee

                    Any politics of South Sudan based on tribe will never achieve anything but continued bloodshed and famine that constantly draws attention of UN humanitarian agencies. In war time someone has to be defeated and in peace time someone has to be defeated by democratic elections. Otherwise there is no any short-cut to the top national position.

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                    • 19 March 2017 08:56, by jubaone

                      Paul Ongee,
                      It is your jienge benydits and bandits practising tribalism, so stop your bigotry and nonsense. Just scoop the tribal soup you have cooked and don’t complain when others practice it. It would be great if you took the stolen state monies to go and develop your stinking luak in Bor or Gogrial instead of idling like a squatter in Juba ir Equatoria.

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                • 19 March 2017 09:26, by jubaone

                  Paul Ongee,
                  You are terrified by the suggestion to have Riak back on stage coz you are one of those beneficiaries of the "jienge bonus" meaning you could be academically and professionally an asshole and yet benefit cos of jiengeism you could be made governor, minister or ambassador. Riak wants reforms so that such impostors just look after cows or idly squat under Juba shop verandahs.

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      • 19 March 2017 09:37, by jubaone

        Paul Ongee,
        One thing is clear, M7 says this crisis is due to bad 👎 leadership. He is certainly fed up with his protege. Again one wonders, what may have happened to Kiir and Taban. Riak is the laughing third seeing how semi illiterate generals are stuck with their fake peace. Kiir is a blind person trying to lead a limbless Taban that can even stand. What losers and tragedy for SS.

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        • 19 March 2017 09:50, by Eastern


          Museveni is obsessed with the market potentials of South Sudan; Museveni isn’t bothered if the recipients of Ugandan goods and services are oppressed or free. Over the years, Museveni has mastered the art of electoral fraud which he wants replicated in South Sudan. Electoral fraud has kept Uganda under his grip but divided ideologically....

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    • 19 March 2017 05:07, by South South


      Look to your stupidity!!! China does care about South Sudan very much because of their interests. The all world knows that expect a few low thinking call themselves rebels in South Sudan.

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      • 19 March 2017 06:30, by Eastern

        South Sudan,

        Typical of most South Sudanese, most don’t read; the few that read don’t understand! Please reread my single sentance and make a comment about before you jump to the stupidity bit...

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        • 19 March 2017 13:21, by South South


          Why should I go back and read that stupid words again. You think you can run away from them now because you are caught? What a lazy, loser and stupid rebel!!!! You are in loser, no one can help you here. You will be out from South Sudan for the rest of life unless you change and come back to Juba with your head down like a little dog.

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  • 19 March 2017 04:20, by Modongo Mundra

    The groups there do not have a clear headed leadership to guide the people about their future. They push the pseudo ideology of sectarianism of tribes & yet this is detrimental to the people’s well being. hahahahaah final the silence killer Museveni is here talking shits against south sudan just because he had taken what he wanted, who prolonged the war in south sudan ?? Not you, soon no milk

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  • 19 March 2017 06:15, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Museveni has hatched the egg that is full of evil but was kept concealed by him from the world community. He knows the affairs of South Sudan better than any foreign leader. No body should doubt what the son of Kaguta has said.

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  • 19 March 2017 08:59, by Eyez

    Hahaha, now these Jienge are really exposed as ’useless, stupid and brainless animals’ by M7.
    This dude, M7 is so smart and he can see the writing on the wall. Since he knows that once the Equatorians start to rise up, then the end is around the corner .
    So all MTN’s better heed to his advice or you are all doomed.

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  • 19 March 2017 09:13, by Eyez

    Paul Onge
    Your comments are pathetic, arrogant and foolish. You are like a nagging wife who rants on and on, or an empty drum that make a lot noise, but has nothing inside it.
    Time to think of an exit strategy for you all MTN’s from Equatoria or Kokora will be the only option on the table.
    Anyanya 1

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    • 19 March 2017 09:46, by jubaone

      Thankyou. All these scounare squatting and spread all over Juba and Equatoria like flies. In Juba, we know where they live, where they go to eat,drink and socialize. We can track their movements every single day. We can reach them.

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  • 19 March 2017 09:46, by Kush Natives

    I myself, wouldn’t worried about those low IQ commentators, who believe or think/wished, that everything posted out here will put them in charge. I love the Ugandan stand. Because, Its there, protecting her (Uganda) interest. No matter how much noises an IO are making!

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    • 20 March 2017 07:43, by hamil

      Kush Natives

      Once a buffoon always a buffoon that’s what you are. Just because Museveni touched the most sensitive part by saying the problem is ideological where Kiir is pushing for a tribal agenda you immediately became agitated. Mind you if not for Museveni’s Mambas and Gunships the rebels could have set Kiir’s skinny ass on fire. Let him advise his student Kiir because he is failing miserably

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  • 19 March 2017 12:25, by The Rhino

    "The group there did not have a clear headed leadership...".I think Mr.Museveni is right.His statements were lucid and straightforward,but I doubt it whether the JCE and their tribal chief(Kiir) understood the shot? These numbskulls at J1 have pathetically failed to pursue their tribal hegemony,which is good.Its the end of the beginning of their evil plans so now they are about to taste...

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  • 19 March 2017 12:57, by The Rhino

    their own medicine.The Equatorians are coming and I presume the last song is about to be sung.
    As for elections,I don’t think the majority of south sudanese will be able to fairly vote.Almost half of the two third are in the bushes and camps,frightened.How will the government reach people across the nation with broken infrastructure? Or unless they are talking about Jieng elections in Juba

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    • 19 March 2017 14:18, by jubaone

      The Rhino,
      No elections will ever take place, even the jienges are desperately looking for food and have migrated to Equatoria, squatting and begging in the streets of Juba. Some have resorted to armed robbery and criminality. Radiotamazuj.org reports over 80,000 jienges from Aweil have fled to Darfur. Malong malingering around in Juba😎

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  • 19 March 2017 15:33, by The Rhino


    Equatorians must "trim the fat" and re-define their fountainhead.Cleaving to that I think Equatoria will be in a better shape.Now as we speak, some senior Jienge thugs are considering their exit plans. Now,Equatorians have to squeeze the knot tighter and smarter to get them out,plain and cold blooded.These Jienges have desecrated South Sudan the way this region had never experienced!

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  • 22 April 2018 04:13, by marymiller411

    Khartoum has been using Riek Macahr and Lam Akol who betrayed SPLM/A since 1991 and signed KPA-1997 without perceived implementation until Riek Machar came back to the SPLM/A main stream in 2002 in Nairobi to Dr John Garaang de Mabior to be simply forgiven and reinstated into his position. read paradise kissmanga chapters for free

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