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Sudan declines to grant ex-South Sudan deputy defence minister entry visa


October 9, 2017 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government through its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, has declined to grant the entry visa to the former South Sudanese deputy defense minister and member of the former detainees group, Majak D’Agoot.

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South Sudan’s former Deputy Defence Minister Majak D’Agoot poses for a photograph at his office in Juba, October 16, 2012. (Photo Reuters/Adriane Ohanesian)

The former official was due to take part in a three-day meeting jointly organized by the African Union (AU), the East Africa bloc IGAD and the Sudanese government over issues relating to peace, security, stability, cooperation and development in the Horn of Africa region.

t started on Sunday in Khartoum but Majak, one of the officials who received invitations from the African Union said he could not travel to attend because he was not until Sunday received a permission from the Sudanese government to attend the meeting, saying his visa was not approved.

The Sudanese embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, he said, did not provide any explanation. It just decided to keep quiet until the day the prior travelling time came to pass.

Kosti Manibe Ngai, who speaks for the group to which Majak associate said he was invited as a security expert in the Horn of Africa and not as a member of the former political detainees.

Majak had a long-serving military career and security service, leading to his previous appointment in key command position before the singing of the 2005 peace agreement.

His two most senior assignments before the eruption of the conflict in 2013 were being deputy minister of defence in South Sudan. He also served as deputy head of National Security and Intelligence Services before South Sudan’s independence from Sudan in 2011.


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  • 9 October 2017 22:22, by Kush Natives

    I thought that everyone’s supposed to go and express views on the national dialogue! Are G10 not parts of the rebels elements or how’s working? Give him a entry visa so that he come and tell his story about he rebelled period.

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    • 10 October 2017 03:52, by Kuch

      Kush Natives,
      Majak Agoot didn’t apply for a visa to North Sudan. Remember SUDAN TRIBUNE is an online foreign propaganda machine. It has been banned in South Sudan, but unless you can use some proxies is when you can comment. But some of South Sudanese in other countries can still post their comment. But Mr. Kush Natives, the fools like Majak Agoot>>>

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      • 10 October 2017 04:01, by Kuch

        Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirilo, Costi Manibe, Rebecca Nyandeng or Lam Akol & others are being held hostage in foreign countries by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their evil allies in between & they using them as their *bargaining chips or cards* now that their regime change business of the current government of South Sudan has failed. Mr. Kush Natives, some of our Nuers>>>

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        • 10 October 2017 04:11, by Kuch

          and some of our Equatorians are always big losers. There is no more real war in our country some of these days. A fool like Thomas Cirilo was advised by the US, the UK (CIA & MI6) posing as NGOs to Adis Ababa & advised the criminals from our former central Equatoria to run Uganda and were advised these evils that they would go & be resettled in the US or Europe>>>

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          • 10 October 2017 04:15, by Kuch

            and off they idiots went. And now these same criminals, the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are using these innocent Equatorians in Northern Uganda as their begging bowls around the world & blackmails against the government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>

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            • 10 October 2017 04:23, by Kuch

              The same to our *Nuers ke Nyantoc* they are being held hostage in these so-called POCs by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between and some of these *Nuers ke Nyantoc* are considered by evils to kiiled by SPLA or the Dinkas/Jaangs if they get out these dirty camps.>>>

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              • 10 October 2017 04:38, by Kuch

                Mr. Kush Natives,
                this is what is being used in our country & against our people by our greatest enemies, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between---intrigues & blackmails:https://www.britannica.com/topic/Opium-Wars
                In 19th centuries, the English merchants bullied the Chinese silver coins & trade it with>>>

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              • 10 October 2017 05:16, by Newsudan


                My brother Kuch, Khartoum is pretending not to be supporting South Sudan rebels, big shame, currently all rebels are sponsored,accommodated trained,given logistics, food,Armed within Sudan,who does not know this? since 2005,Actually all top rebels are being host in Khartoum best hotels and lodges,besides Majak is Coward running around cities of Nairobi, Kampala, London

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  • 9 October 2017 22:53, by William

    Mr./Mrs/Miss Kush you South Sudanese have to know that these countries around South Sudan have been playing game with western countries for their interest rather than South Sudan interest. Majak Agoot has no big deal with them and cannot contribute anything to their interest. Anyone who involves or not involves have no different because the revitalization contributes nothing to S Sudanese interest

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  • 9 October 2017 23:06, by William

    You South Sudanese have to deal with your own problems, nobody, in this world, can solve your problems at all. If you don’t convert weapons for defense your country instead of killing each, there will be not solution to your problems. If you don’t stop pointing hands to tribes instead of leaders, there will be no solution at all. Stop asking other countries to solve your problems.

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  • 10 October 2017 07:54, by Isaac Deng

    Reality remain in hand, Majak Agoot, is not security expert but selfish expert that why has never done audible qualities and quantities in his home state Jonglei otherwise his invitation in the Horn of Africa was different motive.
    Go on supporting your war developers but they will be falling apart latter.
    Peace Peace in South Sudan.

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