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South Sudan rivals finally sign revitalized peace agreement.


President Kiir shakes hands with SPLM-Io leader Machar after the signing of the peace agreement on 12 September 2018 (ST photo)

September 2, 2018 (ADDIS ABABA) - South Sudanese parties have finally signed the revitalized peace agreement ending a five year-conflict that devastated the new nations and dashed all the hope and support that generated by the independence of the east African nation.

The final text was signed by all the parties including President Salva Kiir, SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar, South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), Gabriel Chang Changson, SPLM- FDs leading member Deng Alor.

In statements after the signing ceremony, the information minister Michael Makuei welcomed the signing of the revitalized peace agreement by all the parties and said that his government from now on wards will start the implementation process.

"My Appeal to the people of South Sudan is that let’s forgive ourselves, let’s work together for the whole interest of our people," he said.

The signing ceremony took place at the end of IGAD leaders meeting who endorsed with the approval of President Kiir some amendments to address the concern of the South Sudanese opposition parties.

The SPLM-IO and the SSOA voiced concerns over the number of states and demarcation of the tribal and state boundaries, the decision-making In the Presidency, Legislator, Council of Ministers. and state and local governments and the procedures of the permanent constitutional-making process.

Also, they asked that Kenya and Ethiopia join Sudan and Uganda who will deploy troops in South Sudan to ensure the full commitment of the parties to the agreement.

For the referendum on the number and boundaries of states; the question that shall be posed in the referendum "shall be the same for the entire country unless it is decided in the RCNBS that each State shall have different question or set of questions more understandable to the people," says the signed deal.

Also, Annex D which provides to ask South Sudanese to choose between 32 or 10 states, was reinstated. It is now Annex E.

For the permanent constitution, it will be drafted by the Constitutional Review Commission (NCRC) and submitted for the National Constitutional Conference, in response to the opposition request.

The deal also set a number of rules to govern the decision-making process at the presidency, the government and the parliament particularly when the parties fail to reach a collegial decision.

The details can be seen in the text of the agreement hereunder. However, the Quorum in the Council of Ministers shall continue as 23 provided that at least six(6) of them are from the Opposition.

However, the agreement seemingly didn’t consider the opposition request to add Kenya and Ethiopia to the guarantors (Sudan and Uganda) tasked with the monitoring of the ceasefire.

"The current monitoring and verification mechanism shall be restructured and reconstituted into the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement, Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM). It shall be led by Sudan and Uganda," says the agreement.

For the deployment of Ethiopian and Kenyan troops, the deal provides issue of deployment of the RPF shall be handled through the engagement of IGAD and the UN Security Council.

Ethiopia is already present in South Sudan as the peacekeeping operation which is part of the monitoring mechanism. Kenya was part of the UN mission but withdrew its troops after a UN reporting blaming the UNMISS force commander, a Kenyan general for not taking the necessary measure to protect civilians in July 2016.

Hereunder a link to the full text of the revitalized peace agreement.



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  • 12 September 2018 23:16, by South South

    Big time for South Sudan!!!! Congratulation everyone in my country.

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    • 13 September 2018 08:50, by Joyuma John

      God May You shower south sudan with the signed peace forever.Amen

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  • 13 September 2018 00:15, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Well done South Sudan Leaders. This peace agreement should be a legitimate and final peace accord and I’m happy to see the agreement. Now, we, the South Sudan citizens need to united and work together to build our country, roads, schools, hospitals, and clean water. In addition, President Kiir needs to stop appointing leaders or punish criminals for corruption.

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  • 13 September 2018 01:00, by Kush Natives

    God bless you South Sudanese people, peace out, finally home after long unplanned confusion war! We South Sudanese people should immediately call for a national prayer over the country. God almighty Allah always help those who helped themselves.

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    • 13 September 2018 01:45, by Pakuai

      Yes we need to move forward but South Sudanese people must be told the truth to forgive each other. What is special about Adis Ababa? If because of Injera, then we do Kisrira here in South Sudan and if becasue of of their prostitutes then there a lot their prostitutes here in South Sudan. South Sudanese have been treated by bunch like fools by some bunch of lowly informed losers who just want>>>

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      • 13 September 2018 01:53, by Pakuai

        to our leaders at all costs when they don’t know anything beyond their villages, their tummies & believe in ’magic and Ngundeng Buong supersititions’ Some our Nuers are babies. everything the Dinkas/Jieng do they would to copy cat it. Dr. John Garang lead the SPLM/A as it Chairman and Dr. Riek Machar wanted to be called chairman of the so-called SPLM/A-IO!>>>

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        • 13 September 2018 02:01, by Pakuai

          wanted to copy cat the tactics of 2005 comphensive peace agreement (CPA). Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol and Adwok Nyabe with their usual me me me always think they are entitled to everything. Rebecca Nyandeng, her son & Majak Agoot think that the power is getting out of their hands and so they must attached themselves to traitors & losers like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol and hope that the regional

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          • 13 September 2018 02:06, by Pakuai

            of connection our former greater Upper would help them. Thomas Cirillo is cobnsidered by some lowly informed Barias that he has some kind miltitary prowess & that he can help them achieve their usual ’Kokora’ and some criminals in the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers and even creeps here in our took advantage of all these>>

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            • 13 September 2018 02:11, by Pakuai

              foreign puppets/stooges, thieves, traitors and losers to play football or chess game play around with our country and our people. The real question is: Why did Mr. Salva Kiir, Kuol Manyang and others let Mr. Riek Machar got away from Juba after his incessant quest for power at all costs let his balls carried him away for the third time at J1 in 2016 shotout?>>>

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              • 13 September 2018 02:17, by Pakuai

                Fellows, the anger some of our leaders have created among our people and in our country must be addressed pretty clearly. Salva Kiir after he went to Washington right after independence went to evil juus (so-called israel) country and promise that our embassy would be taken to Jerusalam. He even married his daughter to a loser, an Abesh (so-called ethiopian) house help and he has been ruling>>>

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                • 13 September 2018 02:22, by Pakuai

                  our country then Zaire (DR Congo) Mobuto seseko. He fires some losers at will and when they go and make a lot noises outside. Then he rehire them to keep quiet. Fellows, South Sudanese people would want to know who is keeping the traitors like Pagan Amuom, Adwok Nyabe, Majak Agoot, Kosti Manibe, Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son and other bunch of losers in Nairobi?>>>

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                  • 13 September 2018 02:29, by Pakuai

                    Who is keeping Mr. Thomas Cirillo in Adis Ababa? Why did Mr. Salva Kiir let Mr. Lam Akol got away from Juba? Again, why has our peace negotiation been kept away from the South Sudanese people but in foreign hotels, brothels & bars and not here in South Sudan where the peace negotiation being peddled about in foreign countries would come and be implemented in?>>>

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                    • 13 September 2018 02:32, by Pakuai

                      Fellows, there are some people who will never ever entertain seeing the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states and even some Bantus here in our country. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM.

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                      • 13 September 2018 02:38, by Pakuai

                        From Arusha, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, ethiopia, Egypt, North Sudan, to ethiopia, ethiopia, ethiopia and now back to ethiopia. Fellows. There are some people who just like other people with their countries even if they are not love back by the countries and the people they love. Our country & our people are coveted by the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis)>>>

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                        • 13 September 2018 02:47, by Pakuai

                          their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states paymasters and some creeps like Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) and some creeps here in our own region that we can just walk over and pee. Fellows, I have been posting this time & time again here on SUDAN TRIBUNE, that some evils want our country to be their ’experimental ground’ for their so-called UN and it NGOs NEW WORLD ORDER government>

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                          • 13 September 2018 02:54, by Pakuai

                            losers, traitors, theives and foreign puppets/stooges like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom, Adwok Nyabe, Majak Agoot and other bunch low lives have ’signed our country & our people’ to that foolish idea. And that is why their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’>>>>

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                            • 13 September 2018 02:59, by Pakuai

                              financiers, Abeshas (so-called ethiopia) and Kenya is keeping those fools in their countries simply to use them as their ’bargaining chips & blackmails’ over our country & our people. And simply for the evils to crawl themselves back into our country so that the evils would come and loot our country just like they have been doing in DR Congo and now central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Mali>>>

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                              • 13 September 2018 03:03, by Pakuai

                                Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine and other countries. But fellows, the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states paymasters & some of their creepy allies in between are going to be bombed out of map right here in our country & even around the world>>>

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                                • 13 September 2018 03:10, by Pakuai

                                  Our country is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has & will never ever be. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. who says we want these vermins in our country? Who really says fellows? Fellows, the evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states of Saudi Arabia, the US, the UK and some of their creepy allies in between like Abesh (so-called ethiopia)>>>

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                                  • 13 September 2018 03:16, by Pakuai

                                    their gulf arabs of North Sudan and even Kenya to some small extent think that they can create their *NEW WORLD ORDER government* in our country. And that their NEW WORLD ORDER government would ’span’ from Euphrate Rivers, Tigris Rivers and right into our Nilotic plains valleys & our Nilotic plains. And that the NEW WORLD ORDER government would be *head quarted in Jerusalam*>>>

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                                    • 13 September 2018 03:23, by Pakuai

                                      and that the NEW WORLD ORDER government would be ’welcomed by the most supreme’ countries like *US, the UK, France, evil juus (so-called israel), gulf Arab states financiers, the UN, their sleazy NGOs* And people like South Sudanese can be part of that evil NEW WORLD ORDER government since they are stupid and foolish enough to understand these cheap intrigues>>>>

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                                      • 13 September 2018 03:28, by Pakuai

                                        My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, be very careful. We are going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, North Sudan, some parts of Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, evil juus (so-called israel) to near extinction. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. COLD WAR part two and bullying is what being played over our country & our people. But the evils white Americans, English people,>>>>

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                                        • 13 September 2018 03:34, by Pakuai

                                          their evil juus (so-called israel), their UN, sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between have stept on the wrong people feet, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. Fellows, game is over. There is no way under the sun we will allow the evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states financiers, the evil white Americans, English people, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantus>>>

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                                          • 13 September 2018 03:40, by Pakuai

                                            and some of theri creepy allies into our country. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, we have been trading with the Chinese people since anyone can remember. Chinese companies present in our country is the one being fought indirectly (proxy) by our enemies from the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs>>>

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                                            • 13 September 2018 03:57, by Pakuai

                                              their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy allies that l just informed about all the times. Remember fellows, "right after country’s independence in 2011, Mr. Salva Kiir took almost all his then entire cabinet ministers to Washington to go and solicit the ’the US investors’ to come and invest in our country, then the war was over>>>

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                                              • 13 September 2018 04:02, by Pakuai

                                                Mr. Salva Kiir and his then ministers were ’flatly informed by the US investors that there are no infrustarures’ in South Sudan for the US companies to come & invest in them. Mr Salva Kiir and his bunch of other losers who called themselves oppositions these days came back humiliated. The Reasons as to why the US was given the first priority over other countries>>>

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                                                • 13 September 2018 04:10, by Pakuai

                                                  which helped our people during ’our times of lows’, was because the US was considered by many South Sudanese to have stood with our country & people during in our fight for our independence. But when Mr. Salva Kiir went and ask the Chinese comapanies to come and invest in our country, and the Chinese people agreed that they are going to invest in South Sudan>>>

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                                                  • 13 September 2018 04:15, by Pakuai

                                                    and when the US and some of their creepy allies in between hears that. They became inraged and wanted a regime change of the government of Mr. Salva Kiir, Mr. Salva Kiir and then government became ’a communist government & socialist government’ over night and deemed dangerous to *Western world in interest in Africa*>>>

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                                                    • 13 September 2018 04:21, by Pakuai

                                                      and Mr. Salva Kiir then government was to be remove and be replaced with some criminals who can *micro-managed in the US, the London, Paris, Brusels, Dubai, Johanesberg, Adis Ababa, Nairobi, virgine islands,Cayman islands and some of their shifty counrries* the evils went and bank their loots in>>>>

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                                                      • 13 September 2018 04:29, by Pakuai

                                                        No one is going to use the mighty US dollars fellows. We are going to bomb the evils white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ financiers, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantus in central Kenya, Northern Nigerian criminals to near extinction out of our country fellows>>>

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                                                        • 13 September 2018 04:30, by Pakuai

                                                          The owners have taken back their country.

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  • 13 September 2018 07:03, by Masiah


    when is your next appointment with the doctor to assess your brain, seem it’s getting worst every day.

    i advice you to seek doctor earlier than later and don’t consume too alcohol with destroy your central nervous system of your brain like Kirr.

    happy day to all innocence south Sudanese

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    • 13 September 2018 13:03, by Malakal county Simon


      Did Sudan Tribune just deleted my comments?? So where is freedom of speech here??

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      • 14 September 2018 01:00, by choldit

        One wondered why SudanTribune website always keep this crazy person posts? Pakaui or whatever name is name a south Sudanese but an imposter whose objective here is to create problems amongst south Sudanese people and btwn South Sudan and other world nations.

        SudanTribune, why you are deleting others’ posts but not imposter Pakuai?

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