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Imposed peace caused resumption of war in S. Sudan: Kiir


October 12, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has reiterated his rejection for external efforts oblivious of national dynamics, saying efforts that undermine internal initiatives and processes caused the resumption of the conflict in July 2016.

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir voices his reservations before signing a peace deal in the capital Juba, South Sudan Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Photo AP/Jason Patinkin)

“If there is going to be negotiations, genuine negotiations, they will come from the people, I mean the people of this country because the people here know what is good for them and what is not. You cannot copy what was good for another country depending on their situation and issues to what is happening here. They are totally different,” Kiir told a meeting of governors from Gbudue Boma state.

He added, “That is why when the peace was imposed, the result was what we saw in July last year. We do not want that to repeat itself”.

The South Sudanese leader, during his meeting with governors, also encouraged them to preach peace and forgiveness messages.

According to the president politicians who take up arms and later return to the country under internationally-imposed peace agreements, which often contain provisions that allow suck individuals to control armed groups have undermined peace efforts.

“The imposed peace arrangements create a situation of a continuous war and prolong the situation. In reality they do not address any situation. So we must try to encourage our people to participate in the national dialogue. This is a forum through grievances and the issues which were not addressed by the current peace agreement and other issues can be addressed,” said Kiir.

“It is not a political arrangement. The agreement was for political arrangements. It was intended to stop war between the government and those who took up arms against but the national dialogue as you know is to bring all the people together to discuss all the issues, starting from governance and other issues”, he explained.

Kiir, who heads the coalition government, said members of the national dialogue steering committee traveled to South Africa for retreat with the hope that his main political rival, Riek Machar, who is in exiled in South Africa, will give the team an opportunity to hear his views on how he and his group intend to contribute to the peace process.

“This is the opportunity any group with genuine issues would use. So Riek is serious about peace and want to contribute, I think he will not the dialogue committee return without meeting them. The committee came to me and they told they were going to try again this time. They said they will speak to the deputy president of South Africa to arrange the meeting,” stressed the South Sudanese leader.

He added, “I don’t know whether they have succeeded but I don’t think they have met because they just reached South Africa”.

In June, however, the eight- member Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which leads regional efforts to end the four-year conflict, called for revitalization of South Sudan peace process.

The initiative is an attempt to revive the peace agreement signed in August 2015. Juba says it is committed to the implementation of the deal, but Machar and his opposition faction should not take part in this transitional phase and wait to participate in elections.

Last month, the head of United States aid arm (USAID), Mark Green asked the South Sudanese president to stop the war and allow unfettered humanitarian access. The U.S official was quoted saying Kiir denied that his forces were impeding the activities of aid groups.

One of the countries that recognized South Sudan’s independence in 2011, Washington played a key role in helping create the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that laid the groundwork for the 2011 self-determination referendum, through which the people of South Sudan overwhelmingly voted for cessation from Sudan.

Currently, the US government remains the leading international donor to South Sudan and provides significant humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese displaced or otherwise affected since the start of the country’s crisis in December 2013


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  • 13 October 2017 04:43, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    On what basis does Kiir want peace to be achieved in South Sudan? Kiir wants peace on his own terms where corruption is rampant, nepotism, tribalism and corruption is the order of the day. That is what he terms home grown peace. However the peace agreement that addresses justice and equality and universal human rights observations is foreign imposed even when the whole process is — To continue

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    • 13 October 2017 04:52, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      was deliberated by whole sections of South Sudan society. Kiir believes in Dinka supremacy under his leadership however bad his leadership he does not care. A leadership where a government supported program encourages Dinka pastoralists to graze their cattle on agricultural farms of farmers all over the country and specifically in Equatorial states. This is what we say NO to and YES to true peace.

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      • 13 October 2017 05:53, by Newsudan

        Mayardit, you said it all,but emphasize on approaching all armed groups,listen to their grievances and come up with concrete solutions to end war if it mean to give up your seat,

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  • 13 October 2017 06:27, by Eastern

    Kiir, emboldened by his dinka people will continue to drive the country aground. Kiir and JCE argue that an external solution won’t work while others argue that the solution for the country’s malaise will be an imposed peace - that’s the point of departure of two school of thoughts.

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    • 13 October 2017 07:22, by jubaone

      Its clear that the under the Kiirminal and jienge republic, peace is unlikely. Equatoria must decide NOW and for this reason, we have started an "Equaexit". This phrase is our driving force behind exiting this construct-South Sudan. Equatorians have compelling political, legal and human rights reasons to secede. It is constitutional rights of a people.

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      • 13 October 2017 07:34, by jubaone

        We are invoking the UN Bill of Rights (UN Declar. of HR, Int Covenant on Civil and Pol.Rights, Int. Cov on Econ, Social and Cult. Rights), the African Charter on Peoples’ Rights. There are legitimate reasons.
        1. Kiirminal has violated the SSIC 2005 and SSTC 2011
        2. There is no statehood rather a tribal govt run by JCE
        3. Equatoria has a territory (3 states)
        4. It has an expressed political will.

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        • 13 October 2017 07:42, by jubaone

          5. Equatoria has the leadership, and armed movement and determination to secede.
          6. It has the natural and human resources to independently run itself
          7. It wants to live in peace with it’s neighbors and reserves the rights to self-defence
          8. Equatoria has a timeline for a free state in 2020.
          9. Mobilize all Equatorians for "Equatexit" 👊.

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    • 13 October 2017 07:29, by South South

      "drive the country aground", do you mean drive the country around?

      By the way peace is peace. Even government of South Sudan will listen to IGAD Initiate than make their views about it. Riek needs to meet with ND committee and listen to them then make his views heard about it. You do not just say " Oh ND was formed by president Kiir, he is a Dinka and we do not want to listen to him.

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      • 13 October 2017 07:41, by South South


        You claim everyday to be Advance and smart learner of English from Equatoria, but you write very poor English sentences, villager, go back to school to learn English.

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      • 13 October 2017 07:51, by Eastern

        South South,

        I have told you before: YOU DON’T HAVE THE REQUISITE COMPETENCE of the English language. I meant DRIVE THE COUNTRY AGROUND...To teach you, to drive aground means to force a body onto or on the bottom; to sink a body,etc. You are just a village-type idiot who goes around claiming to know what they are struggling to learn! You are worse than a smart alecK! Just fuck off!

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        • 13 October 2017 07:59, by Eastern

          South South,

          You are an unnecessary diversion. You always ignorantly and negatively delve into what you don’t have an idea of.Mastery of the English language is obviously a tall order to you. That said, part of the solution to the tribal government in South Sudan SHALL BE IMPOSED FROM OUTSIDE the country. South Sudan cannot remain a liability ad infinitum..!

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        • 13 October 2017 08:22, by jubaone

          Commander Eastern
          Let us rather mobilize our Equatorians towards "Equatexit" than wasting precious time and efforts educating such intellectually incapacitated jienges. The have NO added value. We have urgent and more important matters to do. Read my points on Equatexit and add more. It’s now. 👊

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  • 13 October 2017 06:31, by Tilo

    What home grown solution are you talking about, If you cannot allow your opponent to participate in ND and you said that openly during the official opening of ND. Please relocate the venue of ND outside the country and ND should be an independent body and report to you NOT. Free all the political prisoner then you can talk of home grown solution otherwise you sound hypocrite and Pathetic

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  • 13 October 2017 07:56, by Naath

    Look at this Dinka tribal gangs leader call Kiir’s useless remarks on the peace process. Impose peace on Sudan and SPLA worked very well. Why imposed in S. Sudan should not work, idiot? You are just war criminal and power hungry tribal chief. Do you really ask yourself when you go to bed why South Sudan seceded from Sudan? If you do what were the reasons? What set South Sudan apart now from Sudan?

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  • 13 October 2017 08:05, by New Regimesoon


    You are so useless.imagine and you always live in imagination if you become a president do you think you will be a good example base on tribalism abusing many Dinka whom you even don’t know whom are they. You are so stupid like Pagan and Riek.Let me ensure you this Dinka don’t agree to chase non Dinka away from South Sudan but if they accepted that tribalism of yours you’ll regret.

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    • 13 October 2017 08:09, by Eastern

      Now who is EASTEN EASTEN..? Just fuck off. Better write in thok jieng. You are just as clueless like most dinka zealots..

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  • 13 October 2017 08:05, by Sunday Junup

    So genuine peace is Kidnapping and mass displacement of civilian and continuation of economic crises right? You are joking mr. Kiiriminal Mayardit, South Sudan is bigger then you as well as Dinka as a tribe. You can not keep this country hostage because of your personal primitive interest. Why you hate non Dinka like that because of Dr. Riak Machar.

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  • 13 October 2017 08:31, by John Wetjunub

    whether you like it or not we don’t want imposed peace in South Sudan. the way forward,you better come to Juba for apology regarding the atrocities you have committed idiots and mislead group of visionless leader.

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  • 13 October 2017 08:37, by Wutkhor

    This Dinka’s insects animals president is permanently mentally incapable sick, u use to oriented most of my friend that a country with Dinka’s pples can’t be stable, kkirminal usual comments on country crisis prove that the war will never be solve if Nuer n equotoria wld not secede n live this idiots baboons insects on their own.

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  • 13 October 2017 08:49, by Lenin Bull

    The war is restarting. SPLA-IO forces are being reassembeld and and reoriented retrained in some parts of South Sudan( Waat, Akobo, Pagak, Nasir, Tonga, Fangak, Kajokeji, Pageri, etc. Government should watch out. Some foreign powers are training and arming them just in your backyard. Some countries are using revitalization processes to mobilize and armed SPLA-IO forces and other rebels!!

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    • 13 October 2017 09:10, by Eastern

      Don’t freak out, dude! Outsiders show the weakness in Kiir. They thought that the powers entrusted in the hands of Kiir are too much for a man of Kiir’s intellect to handle alone hence the need to parcel it out among the partners to the ARCSS, Kiir emboldened by the JCE refused and abrogated the ARCSS only for him to co-opt Taban Deng’s Crown Hotel members to hoodwink the world.

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    • 13 October 2017 22:43, by Majesty

      I said time, and again as long Salva Kiir is there war will not stop because he’s a stupid person and stupid people don’t make right decision. Imposed peace he’s now talking about was rejected many including Gen. Malong, two armies in one country? But guess what, he signed it then discrete with Kuol Manyang that Malong is the problem, against peace.

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  • 13 October 2017 13:42, by lou nuer

    Kiir, Kiir don’t waste the time of giving the unwise talk of imposing peace. Did we manage to get independent b/n ourselves with North Sudan? We cannot solve this problem b/n us without the involvement of others parties or support is impossible like peace without Dr.Machar You were the one initiating fighting in July now IO soldier will be equal like Mathiang Anyor we shall see if you will initiat

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