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South Sudan’s Kiir warns against imported solutions for African problems


April 28, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has warned Africans against relying on imported remedies to solve their problems, saying the continent is at risk of being embedded with solutions imposed on its 54 countries.

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has dispatched a four-member political delegation for talks with the group of seven senior SPLM officials in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa (AP)

“African problems are African problems and they should get solutions from African leaders. The problem is that some of us think solutions to our problems would come from somewhere else. This thinking must change otherwise we will have solutions which do not address our problems imposed on us,” president Kiir said on Sunday.

Kiir made the remarks in a speech broadcast by the state-owned SSTV while addressing a forum on peace and security, which was held in Ethiopia.

The function was attended by other regional leaders, including the Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir and the Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.

Former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo, recently appointed to head the African Union Commission of inquiry on South Sudan, also attended the forum where presentations were made on security matters affecting the African continent.

This is the second time Kiir has spoken of his rejection to solutions to African problems coming from outside the continent. In 2013, he openly expressed his dissatisfaction with the involvement of the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in African affairs, describing the latter as a tool to target African leaders.

Kiir said at the time that his leadership would not support taking of the current Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta to answer charges brought against him and his deputy, William Ruto, at the ICC headquarters.

It remains unclear why Kiir has suddenly emerged as a strong critic of the outside world’s involvement in Africa’s affairs. However, some analysts have interpreted his statements as reflecting frustration with the failure of Western countries to accept claims from his administration that there was a coup in the country.

Not even the African Union has accepted that the fighting, which started in mid-December last year triggering the conflict in South Sudan, was a coup attempt.

Over one million people have been displaced and thousands killed in fighting between forces loyal to president Kiir and those allied to his former deputy, Riek Machar.


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  • 29 April 2014 06:57, by dinkdong

    What is wrong with foreign countries help in bringing solutions to African countries? When did African countries became successful by themselves? Did you (Kiir) forgot America or what? By the way, why do you says these things now and not during the separation from the north? This president is a stool. Those are not even his words. Those were from dictators like Mugabe and late Gaddafi.

    • 29 April 2014 07:30, by Malou Manyiel

      I agree with president on that. It is true that Western countries have their own agenda when it comes to African problems. They want Africans’ problems to be solved in the way that suit their interests. The fact is that most African countries are members of UN, WB and IMF; though we don’t hold senior positions in those institutions, the world become a global village.

  • 29 April 2014 07:05, by Mr Point

    Kiir is clearly warning against imported solutions that involve democracy, human rights and the rule of law and order.
    He prefers to follow the example of African dictators such as Mugabe. Kiir has achieved massive corruption. He started an endless and pointless tribal revenge civil war.
    While Kiir’s militias are killing civilians, it is UNMISS that provides shelter to 8% of the people.

  • 29 April 2014 07:13, by Mr Point

    Foreign agencies provide much food through WFP that keeps millions from starving. Kiir delivers corruption.
    What benefits have civilians seen from the huge oil wealth?
    Are there new schools, hospitals, bridges and roads in South Sudan, built at Kiir’s command?
    Are there big new houses in Australia and Kenya for every one of Kiir’s children?

  • 29 April 2014 07:55, by Nyesi Ta

    An example of African solution is, a dissenting voice must be silenced. Kiir must be a hypocrite, in the 21 yrs of the civil war in the Sudan, he failed to bring up the question of imported solutions to African problems. After all, the problems that he is seeking African solutions were intentionally created by him. Mr Kiir, u have given history chance to judge u as a disgraceful leader.

  • 29 April 2014 08:23, by Jubawe

    President Kirr your warning is baseless & meaningless, you just proof yourself not educated, country of Ukraine is defending on world help, Syria, Egypt, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Mali, they all defending on world
    Kirr should take lesson from Mali and Libya, thus the same way Kirr will be arrest or Kill, otherwise is good for him to resign before thing get worst, don’t fight to keep your Dinka tribes

    • 29 April 2014 10:00, by barbayo

      what make thing worst and Equatorians ran Uganda and Kenya ,but those who may born as Malitias will not do anything

      • 29 April 2014 15:52, by hamil

        You are just an imbecil and an empty headed basturd born during the peaceful error you are probably one of those poorly bred Dinkas who thought the war in South Sudan was fought by only Dinkas or as if Dinkas never ran to Uganda, Kenya and the west. I am an Equatorian and you should know this; i lost my Father and grandfther who were all soldiers in SPLA my bro lost his right leg.

        • 29 April 2014 21:54, by barbayo

          you real malitias of peter Abdrahaman Sulo,when your boss captured you ran Uganda up now, amnesty was done to you,if fear about you come back, unless joined current rebels ,who are fighting government , Equatorians are cowards and food lovers

  • 29 April 2014 08:41, by Ambago

    Mr President don’t cry yet my friend. Your comrades of yesterday Dr Riek and Cdr. Lado Gore are about to give you that African solution.
    Make sure you succeed in frustrating the international community, and you are definitely in for an African solution. Sudan will enter from the north, Ethiopia from the East and you already have Uganda from the south. Is that a rocket science?

    • 29 April 2014 09:14, by Malakal county Simon

      Seriously who is dictator president Kiir, and to threat western countries??? He is officially gone for sure....

      • 29 April 2014 09:31, by Malakal county Simon

        He Kiir is too selfish and disgraceful to the extent that he forgot without western countries, we would have not achieve our dream for independent of South Sudan....

  • 29 April 2014 10:09, by Jubawe

    Your song become boring since when Equatorian ran to Uganda jungle man and why would Equatorian run to Uganda if we shelter you Dinka people in Juba since you ran from your villages, Equatorian was your safety zone until now, soon You will immigrate to Uganda campy with Kirr too, Kirr will be out from Juba, Question where will Dinka’s go? Nuer’s people will fuck your ass & other Tribes 2

    • 29 April 2014 10:22, by barbayo

      Good man, i Surprise Equatoeians they talk,but what so far i know from them are eating ,drinking beers and looking after street ladies. even now they ran Uganda and Kenya they are cowards in Africa and particular South Sudan.they just like participatring people in eating only no other.

  • 29 April 2014 10:09, by barbayo

    if you relying to western countries ,if you are still backward
    South Sudan we get through voting and we offered our blood.and time we offered blood ,you are malitias in Khartoum .

  • 29 April 2014 10:16, by Jubawe

    Question? Where will Dinka go after Kirr been kick out and he will be soon kick out also from Juba, no more Torite for him to hide, No more others tribes will accept Dinka into their states any more, You Dinka’s brought to yourselves, soon all of you will go and live inside Moseveni compound cuz you stay in Torite camp Nuer’s people will still fuck your ass there. Hahaha I feel sorry Dink

    • 29 April 2014 10:43, by barbayo

      you are dreaming ,even Equatoria defend force join them , all rebels only given week to surrender as sons and daughters of South Sudan,but they refuse any guns SPLA have it should be use,even include your defend force, wash out from South Sudan .pliz surrender before decision .

  • 29 April 2014 11:03, by Jubawe

    Where will Dinka go after Kirr kick out from Juba, please book place in camp early, sooner is better than later, All Dinka in Juba start worry about their future after Kirr leave Juba. Already all states agree not to shelter Dinka people in their states, No any Equatorian defences forces will join Kirr side after Uganda troops refuse to fight in Unity state. Kirr finish already.

    • 29 April 2014 14:40, by Malakal county Simon

      @ Barbayo!!!! you’re type of people’s that’s like to argued, without compelling their Opponents.... Now if i ask you a simple question; Who put pressure on Sudan to sign peace with South??? Known as Comprehensive Peace agreement (CPA)

  • 30 April 2014 00:50, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Salva Kiir,if you are dump in your head or even your brain, then not everybody is dump like you. It is you and Riek Machar who caused this fucken war in South Sudan. If you don’t wanted other people to join in the problem of South Sudan then I don’t think that you could be called a president today. When Southern Sudanese seceded from arabs in the North, the whole world leaders joined the talk

    • 30 April 2014 00:57, by AUGUSTINO DENG

      South Sudan became a country. Now you are present as a president and you think that you have a solutions. As the way continued for almost 4 months in your hand, what kind of solution did made to cease all those stupid atrocities happened in every region of South Sudan? Salva Kiir you are so weak and you even lie to much.

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