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Taban pleads at the White House for U.S. support to Sudan South


South Sudan FVP received at the White House by Cyril E. Sartor of NSC Africa on 5 October 2018 (ST Photo)
October 6, 2018 (WASHINGTON) - South Sudanese President Taban Deng Gai was Friday at the White House to plead for the support of peace and lift of sanctions in his country.

After meetings with several high-level officials in Washington, Taban discussed the issues of peace implementation and US support for his government with Cyril E. Sartor, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC).

The deputy chief of mission at the South Sudanese Embassy in Washington Gordon Buay said the First Vice President reiterated the commitment of his government to fully implement the revitalized peace deal and to work with the peace partners and the regional and international community to end the war and bring stability in the country.

The meeting tackled the implementation of the implementation of the permanent ceasefire and security arrangements which will begin very soon. Taban said President Salva Kiir has given orders and discussed the ceasefire enforcement with the South Sudanese military officials.

During the meeting, Taban also said the lift of the U.S. and UN sanctions on the young country would be of help in the implementation of the peace process. Several senior government officials are under the regime of sanctions.

The meeting was attended by Caroline Sahley, Director for Africa at NCS, South Sudanese Ambassador Philip Natana and the deputy head of mission Ambassador Buay.

Following the signing of the revitalized agreement on 12 September, the Troika countries including the U.S., UK and Norway said concerned by the parties’ level of commitment to the ceasefire and the deal.

Further, they specified that before they support it there must be a significant change including " end to violence and full humanitarian access; the release of political prisoners; and a real commitment to effective and accountable implementation".

On 2 October, Deng who attended the UN General Assembly meetings held a closed-door meeting organised by the Atlantic Center with several current and former U.S. officials dealing with Sudan. Also attended the event some human rights and humanitarian organizations.

Taban told the meeting that the new peace deal has settled “all disputes” among leaders in South Sudan, despite the contention by many experts that the agreement lacks any substantive difference from previous treaties, according to a statement by the Atlantic Council.

He further stressed that "South Sudan’s leadership has learned from its mistakes and that the fighting had ceased. Also, he called for renewed financial support from the United States".

In response to questions about the political prisoners in South Sudan, the Fist Vice President said the arbitrary detentions of opponents was really evidence of the "rule of law" in the country, according to the Atlantic Council.

Reports by the Council and the Foreign Policy said Taban’s remarks on political prisoners fuelled animated discussions about the human rights in South Sudan.


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  • 7 October 00:45, by The Rhino

    Here is the thing,

    This Taban Deng Guy conspirator is a fake useless inarticulate half junk arab who promotes a rogue jienge government of Kiir in South Sudan.They kill fellow black people even within their communities just to feed,quench their greed and thirst for power.Now,this Equatorian ambassador P. Natana better be conscious about what he presents to the US government.Still there are ......

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    • 7 October 00:51, by The Rhino

      ...unanswered questions about the evens after 2013 squeamish.The peace deal doesn’t correspond to the practice of SS government on the ground.Its too early to be begging for support from the US government given the facts how jienges mercilessly ruined the country called South Sudan.They still misbehave.NO,there must be some punishment!

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  • 7 October 07:02, by Joseph Canada

    This Nuer food lover want to sieze and opportunity to help his pocket. This man is a traitor!! A food lover and an enemy of peace.

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  • 7 October 07:15, by Eastern

    Taban Deng said SPLA did not fight the Sudanese army using American guns;; it’s the Chinese and Russians who provided the needed arms for the liberation struggle. Taban Deng made it clear that Americans are not South Sudanese allies. So what’s this goon and chief conspirator doing in the US...?

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    • 7 October 07:44, by South South


      Here is the thing. There is relationship of interests only among nations, this rule out anything called permanent enemy in relationship between countries. South Sudan sees huge interests in US right now and US sees the same thing.People like you , the Rhino and the rest think that US will just throw its support to two tiny factions of Cirillo and Dario, no, they are joke.

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      • 7 October 10:42, by Eastern

        South South,

        Equatorians are South Sudanese and the moment they are not parties to anything in South Sudan, the country will remain unstable. Let Taban Deng know how to manage his loose and long tongue...! Kiir was reminded by his mentor Museveni to stop the lies that it was dinka only who liberated the country. Museveni asked Kiir is Ugandans, Ethiopian, Eritreans are also dinka. Kiir kept mute.

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        • 7 October 10:52, by South South

          Cirillo and Dario do not represent Equatoria, but themselves, stop lying

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          • 7 October 13:31, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            South South you simply can not change the truth. You people have ruined the country with your tribalism, backwardness, envy, jealousy and revenge for your petty problems with Nuer. You have failed the country.

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          • 9 October 08:08, by jubaone

            South South
            But jienges and nyagats dont represent Equatorians either but themselves. So what is the deal here? For jienges and nyagats, SS is a "golden donkey" from whose shithole, gold coins and diamond comes out and must be stolen, misused without thought. Even luak idiots know, you feed the cow to get milk, but jienges and nyagats want only milk without feeding the cow. Sorry!

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  • 7 October 07:19, by Eastern

    The guys at the Enough Project should watch every move of this glutton very keenly. Taban Deng from the day Dr. Machar signed the ARCSS 2015 planned to hijack and sell the agreement to the JCE at the lowest price they could offer. The result of Taban’s evil machination is the devastation of Equatoria and the country at large. When Equatoria bleeds, South Sudan becomes bedridden....!

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    • 7 October 07:35, by Pakuai

      Mr. Eastern,
      Mr. Taban Deng Gai pleaded to no one in Washington idiot. The Meeting was ’organized at the sideline of the UNGA’ by some bunch of criminals behind the current mess in our country and who think they created the South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. And hence South Sudan was to be their over sea’s 51st & South Sudanese people to be their over sea’s subjects>>>

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      • 7 October 07:42, by Pakuai

        Mr. Taban Deng Gai was one of their puppets/stooges with Mr. Riek Machar, Alfred Lado Gore and bunch of their other traitors like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Adwok Nyabe, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo and others who were sponsored by then Barack Hussein Obama, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus (so-called (israelis) and their gulf Arab states financiers to remove the current Salva Kiir government>>>

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        • 7 October 07:48, by Pakuai

          But Mr. Taban Deng Gai, even Alfred Lado Gore and others tasted the water pretty quickly & realized that our country and our people were played over the biggest evil on earth who called themselves, our allies & friends of South Sudan & South Sudanese people for their own ends and came back to South Sudan>>>

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          • 7 October 07:55, by Pakuai

            and join the South Sudanese people. This foolish idea that "Taban pleads at the White House for U.S. support to Sudan South" is just ’a plain propaganda’. And if Mr. Taban Deng Gai & some other fools still think that they can again ask the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states financiers, the UN & it sleazy NGOs for yet another so-called

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