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July 8, 2017 (JUBA)- The South Sudanese government has rejected proposals to renegotiate the 2015 peace agreement, but expressed readiness to fast track implementation of provisions that have not been implemented in accordance with the implementation matrix.

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An extraordinary session of the IGAD heads of states meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa (IGAD File photo)

The deputy minister of information Akol Paul Kordit said on Friday that the government was not ready to open doors for any negotiations.

“The Transitional Government of National Unity has reiterated its commitment to continue to implement the peace agreement however it has also to be mentioned that the government is not ready for renegotiation of the peace agreement,” said Kordit.

He added, “We are not ready to reopen a peace agreement that has been implemented and if there are chapters or provision of the agreement that have not been implemented then as a government we are ready to fast track their implementation”.

The official said the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai briefed the council of ministers on the African Union’s 29th ordinary session of its assembly that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 3 to 4 July.

Gai informed the cabinet on the activities and programs of the AU, which include subscription fees of member state as well as the annual budget of the African Union, the deputy minister said.

The AU, he said, expressed concern on security and humanitarian situation caused by the proliferation of small-armed groups in the country, but applauded the launching the national dialogue and the unilateral declaration of ceasefire by President Salva Kiir.

Last month, regional leaders, at a summit meeting held in Ethiopia, called for revitalization of the August 2015 peace accord, saying the peace agreement is the only political solution for the young nation.

The extraordinary IGAD summit was chaired by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and attended by the heads of state of Sudan and Uganda, South Sudan’s First Vice-President, Prime Minister of Somalia as well as foreign ministers of Kenya and Djibouti.

"The IGAD Summit calls upon all the parties to take urgent steps to draw concrete plan and timeline to compensate the delay and to revitalise the full implementation of the ARCSS," the final communiqué released after the IGAD meeting partly read.

The leaders of East Africa’s security and trading bloc decided to urgently convene a High-level Revitalization Forum of the parties to the peace agreement including estranged groups to discuss concrete measures.

According to the communiqué, the forum would restore permanent ceasefire, to implement the peace agreement fully and to develop a revised and realistic timeline and implementation schedule towards a democratic election at the end of the transition period.

The leaders also welcomed the launching of the national dialogue by President Salva Kiir Mayardit on 22nd May and urged the unity government to make the process all inclusive, genuine and transparent as well as complement the peace agreement.

IGAD is an 8-member economic bloc that brings together Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.

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  • 9 July 07:45, by Newsudan

    of course, No negotiations with extremists group of Riek io,they have no different with Boko Haram or ISIL.

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    • 9 July 07:48, by Eastern

      EXCELLENT!! Let’s face it; it’s the product of JCE intransigence that is now consuming South Sudan and South Sudanese. SPLA Al Nakba; the winner takes it all.

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      • 9 July 08:16, by South South

        Eastern,
        Leave hard talk to real men who know something about war. Coward people know to talk on line only. We need peace in our country. Let me get back to your poor English of yesterday: Is this English sentence we know. "I not seen any mess in IO either". Good English: (I have not seen any mess in IO either or I haven’t seen any mess in IO either). Go back to school my English Advance Learner.

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        • 9 July 08:37, by Eastern

          You are stooping low into triviality, leave the online COWARDS alone! Be careful when you use WE. I have never been to school and have no plan of going there soon. That said, let South Sudanese have a taste of JCE intransigence. This same belligerant attitude will soon shrink the country’s diplomatic space.

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          • 9 July 10:45, by South South

            Eastern,

            Country is moving on with your support or without your support. You are a real coward and the all world knows that. Yes, we are ready to protect our country and when I say we, I have million of people with me. Unlike you who sit under computer and make empty threats. Now, you have no education because you are caught writing horrible sentences in English.

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  • 9 July 07:49, by john locke

    Newsudan, just stop. You sound stupid. For one the IO was forced into this war. How can you back a man like kiir who innocently killed thousands of nuers in juba than denied it and tried to say it was a coup. Or do you beloeve kiirs lies? How can you continue to call the IO a terrorist group when in reality it is the only group that wants peace. While youre kiir group loots the countries money.

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    • 9 July 08:36, by Mr Point

      When will Kiir divert the country’s wealth from arms and army to providing for the institutions and buildings of peace?

      Some think that too much money goes to enrich his family.

      Where are the schools and hospitals?
      Where is security, law and order?

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      • 9 July 08:40, by Eastern

        If you have checked some where, you will have found out that Kiir is not able to fund more than a third of his current budget.....The country’s wealth has been mortgaged to the oil companies and Sudan among others....

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    • 9 July 14:18, by Kuch

      Mr. John Locke,
      South Sudan is a Dinka/Jieng country And, *North Sudan* is a Dinka/Jieng country. The Bantus of Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda Uganda; not even very far away here; the Congo and the South Sudan. Good luck. Fellows, we are here. We are going to bomb the mighty US, the island England, their evil juus----out of our country by a way of a war>>>

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    • 11 July 14:02, by PEACE FOR ALL

      which war are you forced into? you are killing people all over on ethnicity/tribal line and you distanced yourself terrorist/Boka Haram. your days are numbered and you soon be labeled as terrors by the world.

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  • 9 July 07:51, by john locke

    Riek should have let gadet go to juba in 2013 to kill the rest of you jiangs even in bor.

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    • 9 July 08:26, by Newsudan

      John Locke
      Io Riek are terrorists becos of followings.
      1.they have extreme view of killing Dinka
      2.they butchered innocent Dinka civilians on roads
      3.they want to installed monster Gatmachar through violence mean
      4.they rejected N dialogue
      5.they’re Khartoum mercenaries
      6.they misinterpreted Ngundeng prophecies n wanted to imposed them by forced
      7.Riek is not peacemaker

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  • 9 July 09:09, by john locke

    You mist be a jiang who believes kiir. Riek never tried to remove kiir by force. Kiir tried to assinate riek countless times beginni my in 2013 with the massacre of innocent nuers. Or are you denying that kiir committed that massacre. This isnt about the nuer legend.

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    • 9 July 09:30, by Newsudan

      John Locke
      go back to kindergarten school.
      yes it was alleged coup mean that it has no proof up to today.That doesn’t mean continuous conflict but national dialogue is much needed than violence.

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  • 9 July 09:17, by Lenin Bull

    Yes, South Sudan Peace talks should not continue to be used by regional scoundrels to get money from the white men. Either we pursue peace through national dialogues or any other peaceful internal mechanisms such as traditional chiefs, religious mediation. Addis Ababa hotels owners during recent peace( ARCISS ) received more than 200 millions dollars can you imagine. Now they want more again.

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    • 9 July 10:23, by Kuch

      Mr. Lenin Bull,
      The region is not the one that has taken our country & our people’s hostage, not even the so-called SPLA-IO---The hyneas that have taken our country & our people hostage are the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and creepy allies in between. The govt of South Sudan is right on this one. And we must sharpen our spears & replenish our arrows>>>

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      • 9 July 10:31, by Kuch

        Because what the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and creepy allies in between are desperately shopping for in our country & against our people is not going to end very well trust me fellows. There are no real so-called SPLA-IO rebels in our country these days, have you fellows notice this? The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and the likes of their evil corporate America, European>>

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        • 9 July 10:40, by Kuch

          media propaganda machines including SUDAN TRIBUNE & RADIO TAMAZUJ are ones that have taken the so-called Riek Machar’s SPLA-IO---this is what is happening fellows. Fellows, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and creepy allies in between have even taken their damn Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirilo & other so-called SPLA-IO>>>

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          • 9 July 10:47, by Kuch

            puppets/stooges that they are hiding in foreign countries as their *bargaining chips & blackmails* to South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. Have a look on this link:http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-opium-wars-the-bloody-conflicts-destroyed-imperial-china-17212
            Fellows, in the 19th century the English used the same tactics they are trying to use to day in our country>>>

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            • 9 July 10:56, by Kuch

              and against our people in Hong Kong by taken heroin from the then British India & sell to the Chinese with silver coins. The Chinese became so addicted to heroin and as such, they told the English people to "get the hell out of their country with damn heroin & trade" But you know what happened fellows, the English bombed themselves into Hong Kong and that is what l linked to you above fellows>>>

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              • 9 July 11:05, by Kuch

                The UK, the US, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies in between regime business of South Sudan’s, through their so-called Riek Machar’s SPLA-IO seems not to be going anywhere. And so what has left on the UK, the US, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies in between is to Geo-politically chess game play our country & our people their then>>>

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                • 9 July 11:28, by Kuch

                  like their then "East And Western" during their cold war and they hope, hope that they can re-unite our country with their cloned arab North Sudan. This is what is being toyed around in our country fellow by the greatest evils on earth---The UK, the US, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies in between>>>

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                  • 9 July 12:57, by Kuch

                    >>>their then "East And Western Germany" during their cold war and they hope, that they can re-unite our country with their cloned arab North Sudan. Good luck to The UK, the US, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies in between. Good luck to The UK, the US, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies in between, their so-called SPLA-IO>>>

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                  • 9 July 13:01, by Kuch

                    >>>their then "East And Western Germany" during their cold war and they hope, that they can re-unite our country with their cloned arab North Sudan. Good luck to The UK, the US, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies in between. Good luck to The UK, the US, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies in between, their so-called SPLA-IO>>>

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                    • 9 July 13:12, by Kuch

                      Mr. Lenin Bull,
                      The people who killed Dr. Garang on his way from Kampala, in 2005 right the CPA, were the US, the UK, their gulf Arab states and their so-called isarel. Dr. Garang was killed, by these evils because he, (Dr. Garang) & HIS SPLM/A WERE and ARE too powerful to be controlled in *Washington, Wall Streets, London, Paris, Brussels, UAE, Adis Ababa, Nairobi or Johannesburg>>>

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                      • 9 July 13:21, by Kuch

                        Fellows, WW3 is going start here in our country---the reason is, we are going to bomb the mighty US, English people, their damn UN, UNIMISS, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their evils in between in our country.
                        Our Riek Machar’s lowly suppoters don’t know that we have killed their Riek Machar evil last year in Juba. But as l explained it to you fools time & time again>>>

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  • 9 July 09:25, by john locke

    The national dialog is a waste of time and a fake move by kiir to by time for more massacres. How can a man who began the war now want dialog. The same same man who called for a cease fire yet continues to harm civilians in the uppernile. Kiir is a liar who is committing genocide. Igad is using south sudan. They dont care. How can a country like uganda be jnvolved in peaceful dialogue when they s

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  • 9 July 09:25, by Lenin Bull

    All the OI morons in this platform seem not to understand the regional sophiscation and unsatiable desire and search for a fool to cone through bogus peace mediation efforts. The Ethiopians coned SPLA-IO and by extension all South Sudanese when the designed the ARCISS, moved it from hotel to hotel in Ethiopia( distribute the dollars equally among themselves), delayed or dragged it slowly through

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  • 9 July 09:29, by Lenin Bull

    a series of wide spread consultations, and finally positioned and inserted themselves ARCISS as those who will controlled the FUNDS and BANK of recovery and development, and supervise the drilling and sell of South Sudan oil!! Read ARCISS folks and see where we were all fooled and coned through the so called SPLM/SPLA-IO mongrels.

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  • 9 July 09:42, by john locke

    First of all lenin, shut yp. You sound like a moron. Ypu are a kiir sympathizer. Kiir should no longer be in power. How can you not see how horriable he is for south sudan. Igad is destroying south sudan. Uganda is using south sudan. Look at the economy, its done. Kiir turned a prosperous country into somalia. Or do you blame riek.

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  • 9 July 10:00, by Newsudan

    by the way, where is midiit and Jubaone, maybe they are in coma after fall of Pagak and threats of rebel forces crumbling.

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  • 9 July 10:21, by john locke

    Pagak would never fall to this jiang regime.. youre soldiers have already ran away and left us their weapons. The jube regime hires mercenaries like the sudanese rebels and the updf to fight its war. Why are tou so afraid to fight your own war. You spent the countries money to buy people to fight the io. You jiangs are scared people

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  • 9 July 10:34, by Sunday Junup

    Jieng Council of Evil (JCE),
    Enough is enough! South Sudanese citizens are tired of your evil acts. Up when are you going to keep citizens of this country hostage? Let resuscitate this peace agreement so that all in PoC, refugee camps and those facing daily displacement will return to their homes.

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  • 9 July 12:34, by Majesty

    When Dr.John Garang signed CPA in 2005 he was doing it surrounded by his people, in middle of celebrations. He wasn’t a shaking chicken shitt’ng his pant as Salva Kiir with his 2015 peace agreement. Garang toured SPLA controlled areas explaining and listening to his people before signing it. CPA was peace.

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    • 9 July 12:39, by Majesty

      .... South Sudanese putting their heads in the sand (sitting idly and not protecting themselves) waiting for Kiir peace agreement/dialogue or hopeless rebels talking about reviving 2015 peace agreement will have no one but themselves to blame.

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  • 9 July 15:19, by Amokdu

    There is no Peace to be renegotiate with Dr Risky because Dr Risky want to

    Rule s.sudan weather by force or by peace let him use his

    force@hous arrest in south Africa

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