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S. Sudan peace monitor urges warring parties to reach deal


May 14, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudanese parties at the forum should put the interest of the country first and make compromises necessary to achieve resolution of all the outstanding issues, Festus Mogae, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) chairman said.

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JMEC Chairman, Festus Mogae, briefs the UN Security Council, on the implementation of the peace agreement on 31 March 2016 (ST Photo)

“This country has missed so many opportunities to make durable peace and we should not allow the HLRF [High Level Revitalization Forum] to be squandered,” he told reporters in Juba on Monday.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) led peace forum is scheduled to resume in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday.

Mogae said a range of practical measures should be applied on peace saboteurs and make it clear to all concerned that the world will not tolerate any further disruption of efforts to deliver peace.

“I want to appeal directly to the authorities here in Juba, and to all the opposition groups that you are all South Sudanese, and I urge you all to accommodate one another, to end this senseless violence,” he stressed.

Mogae chairs the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, which was set up to monitor the failed 2015 truce and peace deal implementation. South Sudan has since launched its own national dialogue, while fighting has continued across the country.

The government and rebel groups have, in the past, signed a number of cease-fire agreements, the latest in December last year, but they have been violated, despite commitments from either side.

Since the conflict in South Sudan began in December 2013 between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those allied to former first Vice President Riek Machar, tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than three million displaced as a result of the conflict.

Meanwhile, the head of the peace monitor accused the parties of engaging in human rights violations and urged IGAD to take action.

"The parties continue to wage a campaign of defiance and commit human rights abuses with impunity. This is unacceptable and I call on IGAD to make good its promise to hold spoilers accountable," he stressed.


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  • 15 May 09:35, by Eastern

    Is Festus Mogae of JMEC dumb?! The ARCSS collapsed in July 2016. What is being tried now is resuscitating the said agreement but AGAIN IT HAS HIT A DEAD END! JMEC should just be disbanded as it is just wasting donor funds. US and Germany have sent out a clarion call; UK is following suit...Folks, I told you earlier, the IGAD HLRF will fail, now it has failed even before it could start!

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    • 15 May 10:07, by Games

      You are right on that the peace has failed again, because the JCE faction are demanding somethings further from comprises. A peace without two
      armies and leave Kiir in the future government without Machar is impossible

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      • 15 May 16:28, by choldit

        That JMEC is a juke just like IGAD. They both took side of the govt in the war and don’t care about the life of innocent people being kill by their own govt. all they think is how they can stop Dr Riek Machar from leading this nation so their wrong deeds they did in the wake of fight in July 2016 will not be revealed to the world. But they shld know the demand of the ordinary people have to pass!

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    • 15 May 11:53, by Kuch

      You are right chap. Mr. Festus Mogae of JMEC is wasting his damn time & even our time. The people (the US, the UK, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters), paying him & are still keeping in that damn JMEC are the problems & obstacles to genuine peace in our country & over our country. Everyone knows this & even our cows know this>>>

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      • 15 May 12:00, by Kuch

        The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus, North Sudan, their gulf Arab states & ethiopia dirty project in our country & against our people has been utterly destroyed. Who is keeping the losers like Rebecca Nyandeng, his ugly son, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, Pagan Aumom, Lam Akol, Kosti Manibe, Adwok Nyabe, Uyai Deng Ajak thieves & traitors in foreign capitals?>>>

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        • 15 May 12:05, by Kuch

          The US, the UK & their creepy allies in between of course. And they using these puppets, thieves, sellouts & traitors as their blackmails & bargaining cards over our country & our people solely for the evils to crawl their evil selves into our country to come & loot it like they had/are still doing it in DRC, CAR, Libya, Mali, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine et al>>>

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          • 15 May 12:13, by Kuch

            These Losers like former Botswana president, Mr. Festoe Mogae, the foreign minister of Chad, Mr. Mesfin of ethiopia & their other ’low lives’ even here in our own region, ’pandering’ for their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their, their sleazy NGOs & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters are being used by the so-called TROIKA countries of the US, the UK & Norway as their>>>

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            • 15 May 12:21, by Kuch

              ’INDIRECT COLONIZERS’ of our country & our people and the US, the UK, Norway & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters are just watching behind the scene & are ’putting a lot of pressure behind the scene on these so-called ’black African fools & losers to get the job of *indirect colonization* over South Sudan & the South Sudanese people by the Europeans, their Arab paymasters>>>>

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              • 15 May 12:28, by Kuch

                their evil juus attack dogs, their UN & their sleazy NGOs’ job done regardless of how much the they know that here in South Sudan. We are way too well ahead of these criminals dirty intrigues. Here in the Sudan, we have never ever been fans of any evil on earth who thinks that he/she can stand over our necks, never has & will never be. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus>>

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                • 15 May 12:35, by Kuch

                  & some of their creepy allies in between are going to apologize to our country & our people in the own tongues, and this is after we have bomb the evils out of our country to near extinctions. The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their their gulf Arab states’ paymasters & of their creepy allies in between like>>>

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                  • 15 May 12:42, by Kuch

                    ethiopia are going to be destroyed, trust this fellows. The evil love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & it must stop. Fellows, we have been asking our fools cowering in foreign countries to bring their evil selves back to South Sudan, and register their damn own parties, help in restructuring of our constitution & contest in elections>>>

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                    • 15 May 15:30, by Kuch

                      And if the losers & traitors win in elections. Then the traitors, foreign puppets can rule & our country & our people.

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    • 15 May 13:26, by South South


      If ARCSS collapsed in 2016, why are you making empty noises in internet? Go to the field and take a gun. Let me tell you your real name which is well known around the world, you are a big coward, no more.

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      • 15 May 16:29, by jubaone

        Now our strategy is paying off. All is set now for Equatexit and founding our own progressive, democratic and just Equatoria. Non-Equatorians must also find their own space and we can’t be help hostage by any savages or runaways. Kokora or death. Anyone who opposes Kokora deserves death. We saw this coming.

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    • 16 May 06:10, by jubaone

      Peace made under duress and fear is nothing but suppressed war. Better NO peace at all than bad peace.

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  • 15 May 21:12, by lino

    JMEC and Festus Mogae have failed the leadership to hold the government accountable for violating August, 2015 Peace Agreement, and no one can truth you to implement even the revitalization!!!
    Dr. Luka and Dr. Jok are embarrassed miserably as they were the one giving US Congress hearing in 2016 after the fighting to keep one man in the government-Kiir and one man out-Riek!!!

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    • 15 May 21:18, by lino

      Bad policies are always backfiring if they are not balance!!!
      For the revitalization to succeed, both Kiir and Machar should be out of governing and both of their parties and armies should be engaged in the agreement, but a Technocratic Government should be formed in Juba and all 10 States of South Sudan. The Regional Force should be handling Security and uneducated men/women should not hold....

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      • 15 May 21:23, by lino

        ...constitution posts in the center or states. A new South Sudan Army should be trained and equip in the next 5-6 years with our High Schools and University Grads, and all existence Generals should be forced to retirement with packages in form of farms to raise up their younger kids and take care of themselves.

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