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UN chief says international mobilization needed to ensure South Sudan peace implementation

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 António Guterres (Photo Reuters/ Denis Balibouse)
September 13, 2018 (JUBA) - United Nations chief António Guterres Thursday welcomed the signing of the revitalized peace agreement in South Sudan and called for an international mobilisation to ensure its full implementation.

President Salva Kiir and his main rival Riek Machar, as well as the other opposition groups, appended their signature on the final Revitalized Agreement of Resolution of the Conflict South Sudan (R-ARCSS) in Addis Ababa concluding a difficult process that mobilized the IGAD leaders for nearly two years.

In a statement released by his, Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq, the Secretary-General welcomed the peace agreement saying it is a positive and a significant development. he further applauded the regional and international efforts for the success of the process.

Further, he called for an international mobilization to ensure the full enforcement of the peace pact and called to immediately cease hostilities in the restive nation.

"The road ahead remains challenging and the international community must remain seized of the situation in South Sudan throughout the implementation of the RARCSS," he said

He further expressed the United Nations readiness, in close coordination with the IGAD and the African Union, to assist the parties in implementing the peace agreement.

Guterres seems opted for a different approach from the Troika countries which chose to keep the pressure on the South Sudanese government during the upcoming 30-month transitional period until the full implementation of the peace agreement.

President Kiir who is accused of continued attacks on the armed groups despite the signing of a cessation of hostilities in December 2017 repeatedly asserted his willingness to embrace peace and to fully implement it.

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  • 15 September 01:07, by Pakuai

    South Sudanese people need to be left to their own device to implement their own peace without another bunch of hyenas poking their usual dirty ’foot & mouth’ into again. history tells us that right after the signing of the comphensive peace agreement, CPA in (2005. A donor conference was carried out in Oslo, Norway. In which 4.2 billion dollars was pledged by the international community>>>

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    • 15 September 01:12, by Pakuai

      but when the government of then automous Southern asked the ’US, the UK & the international community’ to released the ’pledged money’ the then government of Southern Sudan was told that the money that was pledged in, Oslo Norway has been used to help the immediate refugee crises in Darfur. The then government of Southern Sudan ’zipped it mouth shut’>>>>

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      • 15 September 01:17, by Pakuai

        and never bother to why was the money pledged to Southern Sudan was diverted to Darfur because the money was not Southern right anyway. The US, the UK, the UN & some of their creeps in between which have been using the name of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people as their begging bowl around the world would try to capitlized on about help South Sudanese people this time around. But I for one,>>

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        • 15 September 01:23, by Pakuai

          has fed up with those hypocrites & pasasites. South Sudanese people need to be fooled again. For those of us in the know of how the US, the UK, their UN & their sleazy have exploiting the ’humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & human rights’ to destroy other people and their countries. I won’t trust those parasites again. I have never ever been a fan of the US & English people anyway>>>>>

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