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rom the left Ethiopia's FM Workneh Gebeyehu SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar and Sudanese FM Ibrahim Ghandour pose for a picture in Johannesburg on 5 Oct 2017 (ST Photo)
October 5, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Ethiopian and Sudanese foreign ministers, Workneh Gebeyehu and Ibrahim Ghandour met with the leader of SPLM-IO in South Africa and discussed ways to achieve peace in South Sudan, said a statement released in Khartoum on Thursday.

The meeting with Riek Machar comes within the framework t preparation of the High- Level Revitalization Forum of all parties to the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS).

"The meeting (..) was fruitful and positive, as It was agreed on the importance and urgency of achieving peace in South Sudan," said a statement released by the Sudanese foreign ministry on Thursday evening.

The short statement didn’t develop on the matters discussed during the meeting or what was agreed by the two ministers and the former South Sudanese first vice president.

"The two ministers briefed the minister of foreign affairs and vice-president of South Africa who is President Zuma’s special envoy for peace in South Sudan on the details of IGAD’s efforts to revitalize the peace process in South Sudan," further said the statement.

The statement indicated that Gebeyehu and Ghandour arrived on 4 October in South Africa but didn’t say when they met with Machar.

Last July the IGAD council of ministers held an extraordinary meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss the peace process in South Sudan and called on "all parties to the ARCSS including estranged groups to seize this opportunity to revitalize the ARCSS, renounce violence and to develop and submit concrete proposals for consideration at the revitalization forum in pursuit of peace in the Republic of South Sudan".

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  • 6 October 08:20, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Fail groups meeting.

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    • 6 October 10:05, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      Ayuiu Makuac,

      Go back to school! What analysis can you make?

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      • 6 October 11:43, by Midit Mitot

        Hard news to Taban and Kiir government supporters, those who does not need Dr Machar to come back home/South Sudan should start hanging themselves.

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      • 6 October 12:35, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        You meant I’m going back for school to enjoy alcohol like you?

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  • 6 October 08:27, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Sudan, Ethiopia are in war within their selves, how come to solve S. Sudan internal problems?
    Let Sudan solve problem of Darfur and SPLA-N, and let Ethiopia also solve the Oriomo problem with the government

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    • 6 October 08:32, by Newsudan

      Advices to Govt
      1.STD to step down as FVP
      2.reappointed Dr Risky as FVp again
      3.declaration of ceasefire

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      • 6 October 10:19, by jubaone

        Newsudan,
        Taban Gai is part of Kiirminal and MUST step down once Riak comes back. All those "Crown Hotel" hirelings and sellouts of IO must choose, either to return and disown Taban or join Kiirminal. This time around, no jienge nonsense. The RPF must catch all these criminals and send them to ICC, including fugitive Malong. If not, we ourselves will do that in Juba.

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        • 6 October 10:28, by Newsudan

          Jubaone
          well,but end your definition of South Sudan problems as Dinka rather than few individuals who installed themselves in power and refused to embraced diversity in south Sudan period.

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      • 6 October 10:37, by Wutkhor

        Newsudan or oldsudan.
        1- all jce insects who butchered innocents civilians must be taken to ICC immediately.
        2- STD n his crowns Hotels gangs n thugs, Kiir n jce must all be hell accountable for highjacking the previous peace n should be answerable to all human suffering after the 8july 2016.
        3- secessions must be including coz some pples are tires of Dinka’s animalism n nobody want to lives with

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    • 6 October 08:44, by DO IT

      IGAD are going to be neutral soon as those gangs in Juba are running out of Cashes to keep them silences

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    • 6 October 09:10, by Eastern

      I agree with you, dude. Let Kiir and Taban be left to work in harmony distributing the Chinese rice. Government employees can always be patient about the unpaid salaries. Inflation will drop to near zero after all the oil output from South Sudan is going to increase.

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    • 6 October 10:43, by Wutkhor

      Ayuiu Makuach Lieal.
      Stop ur Dinka’s negatives perceptions n the way u guys thing in animalism way, ICC is around the corner for ur insects jce thugs n ur dumb drunken half human salva Kiir n his jone kitchens boys STD n Lol all will be hell answerable for the suffering of millions innocents civilians across the country.. No mercy, as we cleans out all nuerwew n nyors insects in Waat yesterday wi

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  • 6 October 08:40, by DO IT

    Salva Kiir’s Agents are waking up and finally realise that there wouldn’t be any peace in S. Sudan without the person that created this State.

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    • 6 October 08:53, by South South

      DO IT,

      Be clear and specific, who is that person you are referring to be the one who created this state? Which state was created by that person?

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    • 6 October 09:03, by Newsudan

      Do it
      you are referring to issue of self determination.
      no it wasn’t Riek, it started 1947, by southerners also it was cherished in SPLM manifesto,1983 before Riek SSIM (south Sudan independent movement )1991.

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      • 6 October 09:23, by DO IT

        Newsudan
        I would agree with 1947, but 1983 groups were for NewSudan, which were prime reason they killed Nyanya2 leader that didn’t agreed with their NewSudan vision agenda.

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        • 6 October 09:31, by Newsudan

          Do it
          yes Newsudan was plan A.
          if Newsudan cannot be achieved then Plan B,self determination for SS,Two areas and Darfur.Dr Garang was both tactical and strategic.

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          • 6 October 09:55, by DO IT

            Newsudan
            But it looks bad on us now for betrayed our brothers and sisters in those two areas that extremely contributes in North-Sudan civil war.
            Do it

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            • 6 October 10:35, by Newsudan

              Do it
              ask Kiirdit not me,why he abandoned Newsudan vision, More Funj and Nuba boys died in the South fighting alongside us during 21 years

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  • 6 October 09:01, by lou nuer

    Ayuiu
    Anything related to peace in South Sudan doesn’t favor your interest my dear Ayuiu if you don’t want peace just hung yourself b4 peace talk kick off in AA. This is the last chance please STD is not longer going to be FVP of SS.

    Without Riek Machar we should not achieve peace in our Country

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    • 6 October 09:08, by Newsudan

      Lou Nuer
      the govt should make Riek FVP again, his confinement is making war to become worse Taban Deng does not command all Io forces

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      • 6 October 09:12, by Eastern

        Newsudan,

        Taban and Kiir have harmonious working relationship....

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        • 6 October 09:28, by South South

          Riek will never be FVP again while President Kiir is still in power, mark my words and remember it where you hear it first. Reik can come back as a normal citizen and prepare for free election in South Sudan, if he is elected, which I think will never happens, then he can be a president without Kiir.

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          • 6 October 09:34, by Newsudan

            South Sudan
            my brother, Kiirdit should swallow his pride and reinstated his brother Riek for peace to come,

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            • 6 October 09:41, by South South

              Newsudan,

              The problem is not Kiir’s pride, the problem is Riek. He wants to be a president by all mean. He did it to John Garang in 1991 but he failed, he did it to Kiir in 2013, but he failed and he will try to do it again in 2017 and many innocent people will die.We can not allow Riek to come to Juba and start war again inside Juba, that’s not going to happen.

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              • 6 October 09:52, by Newsudan

                South Sudan
                yes,brother, if need be,then Kiirdit should give up presidency to Riek if it can bring peace to South Sudanese, So many people killed 50000-300000.and more are starving as am talking to you now

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                • 6 October 10:08, by South South

                  Newsudan,

                  I am not sure if you follow what Eastern and jubaone write everyday. They want to kill all Dinkas in South Sudan. Can we ignore their calls? I don’t think so, we have to be ready for them.

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                  • 6 October 10:53, by Wutkhor

                    South South ass..
                    Stop ur jieng animalism perceptions n hate Dor RMT, ask those nuerwew foods n stomach fighters n nyor insects who were falsely fool by STD n were station in Waat, try to ask what we did to them two days back n remember to ask the where about of one of the extremist n serious nuerwew stomach fighters Johnson Gony Bilieu

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                    • 6 October 10:59, by South South

                      Wutkhor,

                      You are really very stupid. Why do you talk while your tail is coiled and tucked between your legs. We are controlling the country. You are roaming in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Khartoum. What do you have? Nothing, but we have it all, shut up loser.

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                      • 6 October 14:34, by Wutkhor

                        South South asshole..
                        I don’t have time for u dinka insects animals but I can only tell you that I never runs away from SS territory n went to any camp around neighboring countries nor the PoCs, I am in Akobo from Waat some days back n I come here just to bring some of my wounded soldiers, I have been fighting ur Dinka’s insects insurgents since 18/12/13 when I left Malakal n organized the fightin

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                        • 6 October 14:41, by Wutkhor

                          Organized the fighting in Nadir, I went upto NUN where we destroyed thousands of nyor insects n time of peace I went to juba with our forces n yet I was amongst the very brave IO forces who manage to rescue RMT from hands of Dinka’s insects, I can only accept u animals indeed chase us away from juba upto DRC n that is under stable coz of the sides of our forces limits of ammunitions but we still d

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                  • 6 October 12:10, by Eastern

                    Majority dinka people view Mabior Garang, Rebecca Nyandeng, Kuir E Garang, Jesus Deng Madingchui, Nhial Bol Aken, just to mention but a few dinka as sellouts and rebels just because they point out gross nepotism meted out by Kiir’s regime. The dinka people alone will not be in peace in South Sudan. The country has more than 60 different nationalities. This is what dinka zealots don’t understand..!

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                  • 6 October 17:16, by jubaone

                    South South,
                    These are unfounded fears of a fearful jienge who foolishly started "we are born to rule" myth and "we liberated SS" nonsense. With exceptional greed, you stole and plundered the country and wanted us non-jienges to just look on and not criticise bcoz SS belonged to you. Rubbish. You killed Nuers, Equatorians, Fertits, Collos, Murles and expect we just hold back? Bastard.

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              • 6 October 11:28, by Malakal county Simon

                South south/slave

                So Dr Machar started the fake coup and the same time start to killed Nuers civilians in Juba 2013 right?? Please be honest and argues with facts.... The Bottom line is, you’re not Salva Kiir and Salva Kiir problem with Dr Machar is not permanent, therefore, the two already accepted each others for the sake of peace..... Too much blood and it’s time for peace!!!!

                Thanks

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          • 6 October 09:39, by Eastern

            You are making two scenarios starker here: (1) Kiir and Riek cannot work together, (2) Kiir at the top without Riek lives South Sudanese bleeding, the current situation. So the buck stops with Kiir..!

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            • 6 October 09:43, by South South

              Kiir without Riek has reduced bleeding. Kiir with Reik will increase bleeding, it’s that simple.

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              • 6 October 10:02, by Sunday Junup

                South South,
                I agree with you, even Dr.Riak don’t want to be FVP but it was imposed by IGAD brother. IF this can not work then we will try Dr.Riak as president and Kir as FVP and see what would happen. IGAD try isolation of Dr.Riak it didn’t work now they are planning to isolate Kir i know it will work but it is not easy to happen since JCE has money in their hand and our brother IGAD love money

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                • 6 October 10:49, by South South

                  Kiir was forced to sign what IGAD and Troika thought will work for peace in South Sudan. He refused to sign it in Addis Abba, but they followed him to Juba. He gave them his reservations , but they ignored them, then what happened? Fighting started again in Juba. Riek will not and cannot be be anything in South Sudan, only election is his best to try again.

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              • 6 October 10:18, by DO IT

                South South
                This is your thoughts alone, if Kiir indeed doesn’t wanted to work with Riek, why he was putting himself in hot set which he is right now by signing 2015 agreement with Riek? Kiir is a number one problem and obstacles for this peace to come, but the world are carefully watching him. Riek has been out from country for experimental test to try to figure out about where the problems ar

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                • 6 October 10:19, by DO IT

                  test to try to figure out about where the problems are coming from. Now the long experimental tested results had come out and the result from test indicated that Machar is innocent man from those messes in Juba and that is why you are seeing him hugging with IGAD foreign ministers from that pics.

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                • 6 October 10:54, by South South

                  DO IT,

                  The guy who is a problem of South Sudan has been parked in South Africa. Do I need to show you that?

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              • 6 October 12:03, by Eastern

                How do you mean? People bled as recent as this week under Kiir-Taban alliance aka TGoNU. Kiir personally is in agreement that the masses under him are suffering. What are saying here.

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          • 6 October 10:25, by jubaone

            South South,
            Stuff this nonsense into your dirty jienge throat and drink it down with some cow urine. That may help sedate your pains. SS does NOT belong to you and it is not your property. Civilized people follow rules, idiots and lawless follow instincts like animals. Kiir can lick Riak´s feet or go to Gok Riyal and herd cows. period

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            • 6 October 10:35, by South South

              jubaone,

              We have power in our hands, we are waiting for any coward to step up and ask us to give it up for him. All these none senses mean nothing to us as long as we have it in our hands.

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              • 6 October 11:00, by Wutkhor

                South South asshold.
                Fuck u n ur mother fucker illetrate Dinka’s president, we will take that power from you jiengs insects n animals, we don’t even need that peace RMT sign that peace last not bcause of positions but he did for sake of nation, I myself I disagree with a lot of our pples coz I told them that the Dinka’s thing like animals n I assure them before we return to juba that the jiengs wi

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                • 6 October 11:04, by Wutkhor

                  Continue, the jiengs will violate this peace in abroad day ibut all didn’t take be serious until we get ourselves in juba n the subsequent assassination of Riek himself when we reach the deepest Congo forest when I attempt to ask those comrades about my suggestions in Pagak nobody can give me an answer coz I prove to be 100$ right.. So nobody is intending to lives with jiengs this time round.

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              • 6 October 13:08, by jubaone

                South South,
                The power in your hands us enable you to steal and beg. Best could be use your hands to carry pens as intelligent people and not use them to carry guns to loot and rape. Hopeless MTN. Prepare to build itself a tukul in ur luak bcos, the "monye kak" is arriving. Yala wasa ya aryan jienge.

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  • 6 October 10:30, by John Wetjunub

    I think the way forward is that, Riek should wait for 2022 election and he will be given chance to lead the nation after kiirdit retired from presidency because the two figures can not share one seat at ago its impossible.
    so we wish you to come back and educate the public on what you wanted to do in the future to South Sudanese and forget about the position of FVP at all.

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  • 6 October 11:10, by Wutkhor

    My warning to the so-called Igad, if we re returning to resuscitation of the any peace with insects in juba than there must be news deals.
    1- ICC must be the 1 priorities to deal with all Dinka’s insects n animals thugs. 2- Secessions for Equatoria, the Nuer, Sholl n the other minorities tribes in GUNR plus popular consultations for the Fertits n other non insects in GBGR. I see permanent instable

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    • 6 October 11:13, by Wutkhor

      Continue.. Permanent stability is much better than permanent instable SS... The Dinka’s don’t deserve to live with human in real.

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  • 6 October 11:36, by John Wetjunub

    that will never happen unless you leave South Sudan thugs idiots.

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    • 6 October 13:00, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      Gen. Taban Deng Gai will never step down. He is the right man in the right place.Let Riak Machar denounce violence and he can be allowed to come to South Sudan as a normal citizen.

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      • 6 October 15:01, by Comforter

        We as south Sudanese should know that all things belong to God including human beings like us in South Sudan. We love evil always does why God is angry with us. Better we repent.

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      • 6 October 17:20, by jubaone

        Kwacha,
        If it were only possible, Riak should just step aside and we takeover our fight with jienges. No need for IGAD negotiations bcoz jienges only understnd the language of war. Either we all, non-jienges leave SS for jienges to own it, or they leave it for us. We CAN´T have both ways. One MUST go. Period

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    • 6 October 14:47, by Wutkhor

      Nuer re natives in SS there is no ways that we will leaves SS insects dinka animals, u will come to ur sense when push the war furthers n follow by mass killings to all insects, so u will be the first to accept secessions, ICC n exclusion of jieng kitchens boys STD, Lol n their stooges animals.

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    • 6 October 14:52, by Wutkhor

      John wetjanum..
      U will be the first to accepts secessions, ICC n the exclusions of STD, LOL n all their Dinka’s kitchens boys insects when we push the war furthers n harder for u insects Dinka’s, to make the war better to animals like Dinka’s is just to destroyed all bridge connection juba with nimule, the inyl road which still dinka get their food n alcohol to ur sin city, 2 we destroyed Paloch

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  • 6 October 15:52, by John Wetjunub

    You idiots be informed that John wetjunuba is not from Dinka tribe at all and take that concept out of your mind when some one tell the truth then you believe to be from Dinka tribe. that is sickness by the way. Secondly, if you believe that they are insects, then why do you left city for insects and you have that power as human being ! shame on you to leave your city for insects idiots.

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  • 6 October 17:26, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    What are the mechanism for animation to this ? peace process? To what extent did The IGAD team handle this issues of negotiations in absent of the weiring parties e.g SpLM /-IO the Government of the day opposition party
    party, the IO,we the public are of the opinion to bring these folks on the same table for national dialogue including the so called G10;G11 all levels for their own purpose, we ne

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    • 6 October 17:30, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      We need Fairness, accountability, honesty and among all layolty to all folks involved in these processes of ? peace Accord,

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  • 6 October 18:57, by Abdelraman

    Talking about a peace is a good sign, but if Riek wants talk about real peace in South Sudan he has to stay away from North Sudan government. dealing with Northern Sudanese government is more disaster to South Sudan. There nobody will help you to get out from this disaster only by Southern Sudanese themselves. good luck for peace.

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  • 6 October 21:12, by Naath

    The Dinka tribal gangs leader Kiir and his JCE get nervous each time the IGAD countries contact Dr. Machar regarding South Sudan conflict resolution. The Dinka tribal chief and his JCE criminals do not have an idea on how to run the country smoothly with fewer problems. What they want is just to lead, loot, and kills anyone that says this is wrong and to be corrected.

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