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S. Sudan opposition groups vow to work against Kiir’s regime


May 14, 2017 (NAIROBI) - Seven South Sudanese opposition parties have agreed to closely work together against the regime in the war-torn nation.

President Salva Kiir addresses the nation at the South Sudan National Parliament in Juba, November 18, 2015. (Photo Reuters/Jok Solomon)

"There is great value in working together and, as a result, the opposition groups will actively work together with a view of seeking a united front on common strategic and operational issues,” partly reads a draft communiqué of the 1st Teleconference of the Leaders of Opposition Groups in South Sudan, held on 7 May 2017.

The group also agreed on a face-to-face meeting of the leaders of all political groups to discuss and work out the details and modalities for closer relationship among all opposition groups.

In the statement, the various opposition political party members also encouraged efforts by the different opposition groups to help convene a summit of leaders of the country’s opposition groups.

The South Sudanese opposition groups further expressed concerns about the “untold” and “unbearable” suffering of South Sudanese people, whom they said urgently and desperately needed peace.

“Aware that the regime in Juba is dysfunctional, in crisis, paralysed and about to implode and take the country down with it, if no urgent action is taken to save the country, to unify it, and reclaim the country from forces who want to destroy and liquidate it,” they said.

The opposition groups called for drastic and immediate change in the world’s youngest nation to foster and promote mutually beneficial alliance of all political and military groups in South Sudan.

Signatories to the document included, Henry Odwar, deputy chairman of the SPLM-IO faction led by Riek Machar, FDP party leader Gabriel Changson Chan, Thomas Tut Doap of UDRA, SPLM-FDs member Kosti Manibe, SSNMC leader Joseph Bakasoro, National Democratic Movement (NDM) leader Lam Akol, and Thomas Cirillo Swaka, leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS).


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  • 15 May 2017 00:04, by Eastern

    Just make sure that Museveni’s protege is VERY FAR FROM THE VENUE OF THE MEETING!!!

    • 15 May 2017 00:17, by South South

      Coin rebels, nothing else.

      • 15 May 2017 00:19, by South South

        Rescue Kaka town in Upper Nile if you are real. There is no different between internet rebels and those on the ground, some of them are hiding in hotels in Ethiopia.

      • 15 May 2017 09:55, by Eastern

        Wrong! Coin bandits!

        • 15 May 2017 10:14, by Kuch

          Mr. Eastern, do you really believe this SUDAN TRIBUNE propaganda? All these so-called rebels were once in the same govt they alleged to be toppling, l mean all of them. But they were sacked due to incompetence and corruption. So fellows, why do you keep considering these bunch of foreign puppets/stooges to have anything tangible to offer South Sudan and the South Sudanese people?>>>

          • 15 May 2017 10:19, by Kuch

            The traitors are the ones behind the current mess and they are living in foreign countries in luxury and while playing their fools like some of our Nuers, Shilluks and some Equatorians as foot soldiers/pawns to fight for their corporate America, the UK, the UN and their NGOs war against the South Sudanese people. By the way, their damn aimless armed rebellion has been crushed and they know it>>>

            • 15 May 2017 10:26, by Kuch

              Mr. Eastern, unless the idiots go to your North Sudan and come back to fight the current regime. But with the countries like Kenya and Uganda, don’t want more aimless wars in the region. The US, the UK and their allies have long tried this dirty game long time ago. But North Sudan is the only country in the region that wants to play the evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN>>>

              • 15 May 2017 10:34, by Kuch

                their NGOs and some of their criminals in between dirty game. We are way well ahead of these dirty intrigues chap. The US, the UK, France, Turkey, Gulf Arab states, israel, North Sudan, Al Qada, Al Nustra, IsIS/L, Boko Haram and other hosts of Islamists and to some extent; our so-called SPLA-IO are allies. The US, the UK, France, Turkey, israel, North Sudan and the gulf Arab states often lie>>>

                • 15 May 2017 10:42, by Kuch

                  through their evil teeth that they are fighting terrorism. When in truth, they are the same terrorists. Take this example chap, President Trump banned Muslims from majority Islamic countries from entering US. These countries are your North Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Yemen! Where is Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar, Yemen, Kuwait etc?

                  • 15 May 2017 10:49, by Kuch

                    over 2001 17 (seventeen) hijackers who flown the airliners into twin towers and Pentagon. Were Saudi Arabians, but you know what, the US and her allies didn’t bomb Saudi Arabia. Instead, they went and bombed poor Afghanistan just get heroine and lie to the world that they were fighting Al Qada and terrorism. And their corporate America and European media propaganda machines did their best>>>

                    • 15 May 2017 10:58, by Kuch

                      to brain washed their citizenry that the US and her allies are really fighting terrorism and Al Qada. Again, the same corporate America and European media propaganda machines are at it yet again. They are brain washing the US, European and the whole world citizenry that they are fighting Al Qada, ISIS/L, Al Nustra, Boko Haram and others when they are ones arming them and treating them>>>

                      • 15 May 2017 11:03, by Kuch

                        Mr. Eastern, the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their NGOs and some of their criminals in between have taken our country and our people hostage. Because they want to Geo-politically chess game play our country and our people like Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Libya, CAR, Afghanistan and Yemen. It is all about our resources and to encircle China>>>

                        • 15 May 2017 11:09, by Kuch

                          All these bullshits of humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping, famine and human rights business craps are only *veneers and covers* to fool the low lives like the likes of Riek Machar and Pagan Amuom and followers. The US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between want to occupy our country and colonize us through these dirty intrigues of theirs

                          • 15 May 2017 11:15, by Kuch

                            The US, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between have failed to settle the problems of Darfur, Southern Khardupan, Southern Blue Nile. But their only dirty game left on their evil sleeves is to around with our country and hope, that they can re-unite us with you so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan just like they did to West And East Germany>>>

                            • 15 May 2017 11:21, by Kuch

                              And this why they keep lying that South Sudanese refugees are running to Central Africa republic (CAR), DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Darfur, Central North Sudan and ethiopia. The evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between love affair with our country and our people has gone too far. Yes, there some of our fools who still worship>>>

                              • 15 May 2017 11:24, by Kuch

                                their damn Europeans, their evil juus and their so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan. But they are in a minority. Here in South Sudan though, we have never been fans of any on earth who thinks, that he/she stand over our necks, never ever.

                                • 15 May 2017 12:03, by Eastern

                                  Kuch or Kus,

                                  Don’t blow your lungs out; Sudantribune is crap and Kiir will reign supreme for perpetuity. Case closed!!!

  • 15 May 2017 00:59, by Kush Natives

    Pathetic! Its really so easy to write word "changes" in the media, but when it come to the practicality, its somewhat hard to implement it. Those diehard rebels-oppositions groups are tribalist. Therefore, they will never deliver anything to South Sudan. They better come in so that we South Sudanese make together. Let them stop the highways killing first before their dirty brains get blown up!

    • 15 May 2017 05:04, by South South

      Kush Natives,

      One country call South Sudan and we must have one president ruling it, but look to these coin rebels:
      1- SPLM-IO- Reik Machar is a president
      2- FDP- Gabriel Changson is a president
      3- UDRA- Thomas Tut Doap is a president
      4- SPLM-FDs- Maybe Kosti Manibe is a president
      5- SSNMC- Joseph Bakasoro is a apresident
      6- NDM- Lam Akol is a president
      7- NAS- Thomas Cirillo is a presiden

      • 15 May 2017 05:35, by Eyez

        South South
        You must be a dumb idiot, who said all these people want to be Presidents, it that your Jienge twisted logic? Every opposition group and party does have a President or Chairman, and if there is an election, all parties must nominate a candidate to stand for the Presidency.
        You people are full of shit, when will you Jienge get civilised?

        • 15 May 2017 05:57, by South South


          I thought you are noisez or earz, when you have millions factions as rebels in one country it means that they are not organized and they are just cut throats looking for something for their stomachs. We are very happy to have them the way they are because we are hunting them down one by one. Go to Kaka town in Upper Nile and see what happened there. Losers and disorganized.

    • 15 May 2017 11:13, by commentator

      Ladies and gentlemen Jienge have to dig their own grave before the country has been taken by the real politician and south Sudan future developers not money motivated leaders. I don`t exactly which permanent exile will be best for them because the borders are going to get close soon. We decry for the oppositions to unify their forces and come up with one common military or civil strategy.

      • 15 May 2017 11:19, by commentator

        All ministries of south Sudan positions has been distributed to the Family members of one ethnics creating Vast corruption without any intervention neither from the president nor Chief Justice because of One tribe. Save south Sudan and restore our resourse which has been misuse unnecessary by Jieng Council of criminals.
        Oppositions Oyeee
        south Sudan Oyeeeee
        south Sudanese Oyeeee

  • 15 May 2017 05:45, by Sunday Junup

    Look in opposition, all are from different tribe in South Sudan except Dinka. If world is not blind and looking for business from empty minded person, they would change this country with in a week.

    • 15 May 2017 07:19, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Sunday junup

      Beating drum,s war and call world to dance it for you is very shameful, those oppositions are lossers, they have no foot soldiers in ground, just you fighting war in internet, is matter of time to disloge you in Pagak.

    • 15 May 2017 08:53, by Kush Natives

      Sunday Junup,
      exactly they are from different tribes, but they both wanted to be president(s)will there not be a problem there? I think we shouldn’t let those listed dudes by Mr. South South above be a free from tribal. Because, they’re already wearing a "T" word on their backs. Those folks are talking about changing the tribe called Dinka, rather then focusing on regime change.

  • 15 May 2017 07:50, by Frak Cho

    These are not political parties but all are rebel groups.
    Political parties are supposed to be in the country and oppose the regime within the country instead of using force causing all these sufferings to the people.

    • 15 May 2017 09:30, by Bilpam- 2

      How about if they are not allowed to exercise their democratic right in the country?Let them do whatever they are able to do in their field locations so that the country should get rid of such a terrible situation.

      • 15 May 2017 09:58, by PEACE FOR ALL

        the so called opposition political parties by Sudan tribune need to come back to the country and called for their changes they are talking about.
        this country is very funny by the way. I think there is great different between opposition parties and rebels. opposition party means nonviolent group who is opposing the ruling group. but rebel means any army, insurgent or violently group who is fightin

        • 15 May 2017 10:05, by PEACE FOR ALL

          continue.........fighting the ruling party.
          look at these seven rebel groups. each and every person there is fighting for his own stomach.
          Salva kir not a good leader but what makes him to be better than others, he has not gone to the bush hiding there as a bandit to kill innocent civilians. if you know that you belong to this country, you can not ran away and hide yourself their and make nonsense

          • 15 May 2017 10:13, by PEACE FOR ALL

            this country is belong to everybody and you can not leave it to anybody and go outside and make empty noise, calling the world for help. have they not seen other countries , like Kenya, they just solve their differences within but no this useless rebellion and noise.
            my message to all South Sudan rebels, if you know that you are South Sudanese, come back and call for the changes your are calling

            • 15 May 2017 10:21, by PEACE FOR ALL

              continue.. your are our first and big enemy because you have the upper I killing the innocent citizens. people are dying on daily basses, regardless of their tribes, regions, religious, races and gender and you are calling for changes. which changes are you talking about. do you want to change stone, trees, water, grasses into human beings or what changes are you calling for.

              • 15 May 2017 10:30, by PEACE FOR ALL

                who told you that any difference can be solved with bullet or rebellion. who ever is claiming to fight for the right of others and is killing people is an enemy of the people.
                your are killing other citizens and you claim to fight for the right of citizens. you are tonally ignorant.
                Dear citizens, sorry for writing too much but I was just expressing my inner burning on this barbaric acts of rebels

  • 15 May 2017 11:16, by Genera Equatoria Elder

    I think the so call current regime must leave the seat before the countries intellectuals,so call rebel leaders as refereed by Dinka step their foot on the ground otherwise millions of lives would be lost like before which should not take place, everybody including young children knows that Dinka made our country to collapse in all aspect, bravo for the opposition leader as we lead a journey of

  • 15 May 2017 11:26, by Genera Equatoria Elder

    continue, great hope which will recover the lost glory in our beloved country, as for the Dinka let them start asking for forgiveness from the rest of the tribes as things are not going to be easy with them from the regime change because most of you are responsible for the dead of innocent civilian in the country anyway not all dinkas JCE and the cliques

  • 17 May 2017 14:20, by du-guecdit

    Where on earth does opposition political parties leaders have got their own arm forces within one country and u still call them political parties? If not madness. They are not called opposition political parties but are called armed rebellions.

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