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South Sudan president pushes for SPLM re-unification


July 22, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir ended his two-day visit to Uganda during which he held talks with politicians led by Rebecca Nyandeng, widow of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) founder, late John Garang de Mabior.

A South Sudanese rebel delegation meets Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on 27 November 2014 (Photo: Mabior Garang)

Kiir left the South Sudan capital, Juba on Thursday under what was initially reported as going for bilateral talks with President Yoweri Museveni.

However, the objective of the Kiir’s visit later turned out to be a consultation with Museveni and some members of the former political detainees on how the latter could convince some of his colleagues with whom he fell out to return to the party.

South Sudan’s Defence Minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, senior presidential adviser and special envoy, Nhial Deng Nhial, acting SPLM secretary Jemma Nunu Kumba and the minister in the president’s office, Mayiik Ayii Deng accompanied President Kiir.

The delegation that met President Yoweri Museveni comprised of Nyandeng, foreign affairs minister, Deng Alor Kuol, Transport minister John Luk Jok. Other opposition figures who took part in the meeting on the former detainees side were former finance minister Kosti Manibe and former national security minister, Oyay Deng Ajak.

The acting SPLM Secretary General said that the meeting in Uganda was based on the initiative by the President on his capacity as the chairman of SPLM in order to bring the country’s ruling party together and reunite, as well as to reconcile and work as one party.

The official described the meeting as “successful”, where SPLM leaders reportedly re-affirmed their commitment to reunite the party.

The unity of the ruling party is paramount and this will bring a lasting peace to the people of South Sudan, said Kumba, adding that the meeting also agreed on developing a roadmap between the SPLM factions and they will meet on 27 July 2017 in Uganda.

The date for the next round of the meeting was adjusted to the first week of next month to give Museveni ample time to carry out consultations with other factions said to have historical connections and association to the SPLM.

In May this year, three factions of South Sudan’s ruling party agreed in Kampala to set aside their differences and work out a roadmap to reunify the historical party.

The meeting was, however, boycotted by the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) led by South Sudan’s former First-Vice President, Riek Machar.

South Sudan was plunged into conflict in December 2013 as the rivalry between Kiir and his then-Vice President, Riek Machar, turned into a civil war. The fighting, which has often been along ethnic lines, triggered Africa’s worst refugee crisis, with over three million people fleeing their home


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  • 22 July 2017 23:18, by The Rhino

    Such a disgrace!

    Listen folks,SPLM is a speedy blind horse and believe it or not there are still morons jumping onto it.If I were Mr. Museveni right now,..I would be singing the song,"If it wasn’t for the bad luck, I wouldn’t have a luck at all"."Thank you Mr.Kiirminal Kiir for killing innocent South Sudanese". Lord have mercy, Dinkas are such a disgrace for South Sudan, grrrrrr.

    • 22 July 2017 23:59, by conservative

      Go back to Bush I got dinka family and nuer too

  • 23 July 2017 00:06, by Ajongtar

    SPLM Dialogue underway.

    I told you lastime Mr Kiir, that what you have declared was suppose to be a SPLM dialogue but not National Dialogue.

    I demand you to brief us as citizens of South Sudan about the outcome of that meeting on date 30 July.

    Otherwise don’t squander our TAXES.

  • 23 July 2017 00:59, by Theone

    Why they include the Most Corrupt ILLITERATE Nyandeng and her IDIOT son?

    What they did to SPLM/SPLA if not the Corruption?

    This family of John Garang are the enemy of South Sudan.

  • 23 July 2017 01:33, by Sunday Junup

    Why always run to Uganda? Kiirimnal Mayardit is a curse to South Sudanese citizens

    • 23 July 2017 04:47, by Kuch

      "Why always run to Uganda? Kiirimnal Mayardit is a curse to South Sudanese citizens"? That how people are chap. Why do we always take our issues to ethiopia, Kenya---to foreign countries all the times, it is because some of our fools simply consider other countries better than our own. Now the so-called rebel leaders are being coerced by their foreign masters to blackmail the government>>>

      • 23 July 2017 04:53, by Kuch

        of South Sudan to have another negotiations in foreign countries because the countries of the US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs & their evil allies in between with their ARCISS:http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article56093
        The handover of our country to foreign countries & it called a peace agreement by some lowly educated Riek Machar fools>>>

        • 23 July 2017 05:05, by Kuch

          Some of these lowly educated South Sudanese are even informed to read their so-called damn ARCIS document in a simplified form in Nuer (thok Naath), Shilluk, Arabic or in this simplified article written by a well learned South Sudanese, Mr. Simon Yel, that l always cited on this SUDAN TRIBUNE website:https://paanluelwel.com/2015/08/14/troika-and-igad-the-unholy-alliance-working-to-invade-south-sud

          • 23 July 2017 05:09, by Kuch

            But our Riek Machar supporters goons will never understand anything, simply because their believe in their Ngundeng’s Riek Machar re-incarnate is all they understand>>>

            • 23 July 2017 05:15, by Kuch

              These idiots were used by our cloned arabs of North Sudan during our genuine war of independence to bully the SPlA & the South Sudanese people & they were paid with food and these days. They are taken hostage by the US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs and their evil allies in between as bargaining chips & blackmails to South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>>

              • 23 July 2017 05:21, by Kuch

                The idiots are always told that their damn US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their evil allies in between are not *our true friends* but our enemies. We are going to bomb the evils out of our country. Who would want to be recolonized by the evils on the disguise of their damn humanitarian aid, donations or their peacekeeping business scams>>>

                • 23 July 2017 05:25, by Kuch

                  Fellows, here in the South Sudan, we will never ever allow the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus and some of their evils allies in between like Indians, Pakistanis etc in our country like what they did with them in Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia & South Africa>>>

                  • 23 July 2017 05:32, by Kuch

                    Riek Machar idiots, be very very careful. WW3 is going to start here in our country. We will never ever want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, with their usual dirty intrigues in our country whatsoever. Whoever want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & some of their evil allies in between in their villages should take them in, but we would want>>>

                    • 23 July 2017 05:36, by Kuch

                      to know those villages in our country that would want our country to be recolonized by the greatest evils on earth.

                      • 23 July 2017 05:41, by Kuch

                        Fellows, a lot of bloody noses, watch this space. Riek Machar idiots, this what the evil white Americans, English people, their juus, France & some evil allies in between are playing in our country & against our people:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Game
                        I give this links but our Riek Machar>>>

                        • 23 July 2017 05:49, by Kuch

                          lowly informed just like their Riek Machar would never understand these links unless their Ngundeng’s re-incarnate, their Riek Machar is made a president of South Sudan & to rule the Dinka/Monjang men. Good luck fellows, Your Riek Machar was long killed in Juba last year. Your evil cannot & would never ever rule a Dinka/monyjang man under the sun, probably in hell>>>

                          • 23 July 2017 05:55, by Kuch

                            if there are some Dinkas/monyjiengs that would want to go to hell with the evil. Don’t get me wrong fellows, I am not belittling our Nuer ke Nyantoc people. But the Nuers ke Nyantoc fools must be informed that we don’t want their evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & some of their evil allies in our country whatsoever>>>

                            • 23 July 2017 06:03, by Kuch

                              Riek Machar fools have a look of this link:http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-opium-wars-the-bloody-conflicts-destroyed-imperial-china-17212
                              Some South Sudanese people who were not born after 2005 CPA & were following the negotiations in our neighboring Kenya must be well aware of the *evils who were so vociferous with their so-called*>>>

                              • 23 July 2017 06:09, by Kuch

                                "one country, two system" The English wanted our country their Hong Kong that they experimented in China through their http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-opium-wars-the-bloody-conflicts-destroyed-imperial-china-17212
                                damn terrorism & they thought the highly informed SPLM/A boys like Dr. John Garang would have bought their dirty nonsense>>>

                                • 23 July 2017 06:17, by Kuch

                                  the evil eventually killed Dr. Garang anyway right after 2005 on his way to New Kush in the then Eastern Equatoria & evils then made their murder looked like the Ugandan President killed Dr. Garang. But we later found out that the evils who killed Dr. Garang are the same evils that want colonized our country through their damn *humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping>>>

                                  • 23 July 2017 06:25, by Kuch

                                    business dirty intrigues but the evil white Americans, their English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & some their dirts in between think, they can get away with it. Good luck to the evils. We are going to bomb the evils out of our country once and all. Our Nile is coveted by many evil people & our Riek Machar supporters with usual love of evil white people>>>

      • 23 July 2017 14:37, by pabaak

        You have mentioned or highlighted some important points and i agree with you that some of NGOS in our country are here to destabilizing us not for so called humanitarian assistance as they always claimed to be doing. But generalization is what i don’t agreed with like Jews state for example has been long time ally for as since the Anyanya one era in fact they were not happy about Joseph Lago

        • 23 July 2017 15:07, by pabaak

          Of 1972 agreement with Arab north also some countries or individuals politicians within these countries you have mentioned have stood with us in order to attend our independent like America during Second Bush administration so we have to give credit where its due and this is our nature as s Sudanese we can’t denied somebody work but the questions now will be how new administration will work with

          • 23 July 2017 15:28, by pabaak

            Us are they are going to support what theirs previous administration has laid down or are they going to go with those who choose to destabilizing us this is something we still to wait from new administration. We already seen how thier ambassador to UN has been barking against our government since she receive office. That’s whay even information Minister recently wonder of constant unstabl opinion

            • 23 July 2017 15:47, by pabaak

              Of countries pretended to be our allies. And this is what led us to lay back and start to question if thier motive goes with us or they have hidden agenda behind. Because it seem that when government want to bring the house in order they jump in and make threats like has no government that decide on it affairs. What I know these so called allies need to be examine to know who true ally and who is

              • 23 July 2017 16:12, by pabaak

                Not. In fact total peace and stability can not be brought by these so called allies.and suffering of people outside can not brought to an end. So government need know that they are in charge to run the country and not the NGOS and so called allies countries think what is better to bring peace in the country.what is important ahead now is to prepare to the country for the elections and before you

                • 23 July 2017 16:25, by pabaak

                  Need to do three things .first clear out all criminals that’s still hodling civilian as hostages so all borders should be participating in country economy. Second conduct general disarmament to collect all unauthorized guns on civilian hands. Thirdly establishmenent of elections commission that be charge to facilitate fair and transparent election across the. Country.

  • 23 July 2017 02:34, by john akeen

    Let me ask all of you South Sudanese people. 1- Why do you think that President Kiir is not an a important leader that can lead the people of south sudan if he is one of the top commanders in the SPLA army? 2- Why do you think that president Kiir can not rule the people of South Sudan if he didn’t get a chance to rule? And also why do you think that Riek Machar is important to rule the people of>

    • 23 July 2017 02:56, by john akeen

      South Sudan?

    • 23 July 2017 16:26, by Mr. Right

      John Akeen,
      I was deeply irritated and strongly compelled by your audacity to call out all of South Sudanese wherever they might be, to come out in large numbers and respond to your filthy questions.

      Don’t you have a brain that think progressively to propel you to a considerable degree as you toiled daily than posting these blunt rhetorical questions.

      • 23 July 2017 16:28, by Mr. Right

        #1. Your uncle has plunged the country into bloodiest and senseless war, period. #2. We are not in the past now. #3. Riek is only important to you and other blind supporters.

        Now, I would strongly advise you to stay off this site if you’ve nothing tangible to post, ok? Make sure you reserve your energy and time protecting your uncle before he meets his long-awaited fate.

        • 23 July 2017 18:49, by koang mi kei

          Fool Stupid Kiir will never change please those are still on Mr alcohol Your maseveni is your killer at the last minute look back to what happen to uncle Dr John who kill him the next person is you shameless president i don,t know why do i vote for fool. this reunion is useless believe me you are just signing another War contract with him we know Rebecca she will not interested in your stupid idea

        • 23 July 2017 22:15, by john akeen

          Mr. Right
          your so Mr. Wrong, if you don’t know how to answer my Q just don’t answer OK. I don’t have time for your stupid argument, if I ask you what da fuck did you wrote, it sound like stupid person trying so hurt to answer questions

  • 23 July 2017 02:48, by Kush Natives

    How long will this so called SPLM exists in South Sudan as a party? They (SPLM) forgot about the backbone of this nation, which is now renamed lost boys of Sudan, which was by then Red- army-if Mabior find himself as leading figure in this sense, that means South Sudan government is destabilized. If the government in which I am part of it isn’t worrying about the suffering of an innocent civilians

    • 23 July 2017 02:57, by Kush Natives

      >>con_ then why always focusing on the SPLM reunification? Why the SPLM reunification is titled under few an individual? If Kiir is totally confused, then let him bring Riek back as well. I am so tired of this stupidity of the SPLM reunification. The SPLM politicians are well off. They looted this country since day one! Why not giving an ordinary people a chance to speak out their grievances?

      • 23 July 2017 03:09, by Kush Natives

        The SPLM/SPLA was a vision, but now it becomes an individual business. I am urging lost boys all over the planet to get rid of this leftover dreams called themselves SPLM/A ASAP! First and foremost, the decree was not part of our manifesto, although the manifesto was worst this. It was only dealing with an army, but not the civil populations. I am going back to my home (Luar/Luak) soon and start

        • 23 July 2017 03:13, by Kush Natives

          >>cultivating my beautiful farm. I am retiring from this dam called politics soon. Because politics now become just for hopelessly people who don’t even reasons for the next and incoming generations.

  • 23 July 2017 06:53, by Nairobimitot

    Well Forks, SPLA/SPLm is a party that is founded on the principals of equality, and justice for all the citizens of South Sudan. I would advise my lost fellows who are the followers of Riek Machar to not waste their time. Focus on how you can grow your family. Do not waste your time talking about nonsense. This new government is the government that will raise all of us up to reach our economic hei

  • 23 July 2017 07:59, by Majesty

    The Tanzanian initiative on SPLM party in 2014 -2015 which they’re now trying to revisit was the right path to peace in the first place. No one with head thinks that Addis Ababa garbage can bring peace. The war started in the house of SPLM and any talk of peace should have started there.

    • 23 July 2017 08:04, by Malakal county Simon

      Waste of times and resources, while the economy continues to shrink!!!!

    • 23 July 2017 08:05, by Majesty

      It was in that house where power hungry Riek Machar and many other sickening impatience arrogance such as Majok Agot who wouldn’t get a vote beyond their nose (clan) dare on Kiir face. But instead of following the rule of law and allow the country to decide, the retarded President goes for intimidations and outdated decrees.

  • 23 July 2017 08:39, by Tilo

    Kush Natives

    You see how frustrating it can be when supporting the current gov’t. SPLA used to be people’s party but not anymore. Since they turn against it’s citizens.
    The only thing that can safe SPLA is new faces and visionary people otherwise SPLA is collapsing day by day

    • 23 July 2017 09:13, by Kuch

      We are back fellows. No one wants your so-called former detainees sellout of your Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Lul Gatkuoth, Aduok Nyabek & some of their other like Rebecca’s Nyandeng fools in between to be back in the SPLM/A. We don’t like evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & some of their dirty allies intrigues in our country, not in even in the slightest fools>>>

      • 23 July 2017 09:22, by Kuch

        Some Dinkas/Monjiengs don’t even marry the *Bantus or Nigerians* let alone the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus and not most even the evil cloned arabs of North Sudan, that our grand fathers welcomed into our country from their Arabs Saudi arabia. Fellows, prepare for a war. We are not going to live with the evil white Americans, their English people, their evil juus>>>

        • 23 July 2017 09:32, by Kuch

          their so-called humanitarian aid, donations or their so-called peacekeeping business scams. Fellows, South Sudan is a Dinka/Monyjang country. North Sudan is a Dinka/Monyjang country, Southern part of Egypt is our country. We have never ever like white people of the Arab fools with damn rubbish called *islam* We are going to bomb the *mighty US army base in Djibouti* into red sea by a way of war>

          • 23 July 2017 09:39, by Kuch

            before we bomb their Saudi Arabi, Yemen to zero. Fellows, we have we warned our Riek Machar’s fools that we are going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus and some of their evil allies out of our country once & for all. Fellows, any rubbish, we would WANT these evils in our country must be every very careful>>>

            • 23 July 2017 09:48, by Kuch

              Riek Machar followers, your Riek Machar & his so-called former *detainees* fools were informed even before what transpired on the 15/12/2013 in Juba, in the two army barracks in Juba. Fellows, we are back. And we are not going to live side by side with the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their evil allies in between>>>

              • 23 July 2017 09:59, by Kuch

                The fools were informed to "form their damn own party" apart from the SPLM, the fools refused instead they wanted to be SPLM *flag bearer* in the same SPLM party. But fools didn’t heed the warning, instead, the fools like Pagan Amuom who knew are very very corrupt & undetectable thought their Riek Machar, with his then bunch of *clone arab North Sudan militias* that were integrated>>>

                • 23 July 2017 10:07, by Kuch

                  into *South Sudanese mainstream SPLA* in right after 2005. People have to be honest to themselves, Mr. Pagan Amuom was the ones *who fought* us, in ’tong Anyidi in 19’ in 1982 that was called *Murles & the Bor Dinka/Jieng boys* before the ’rise of the SPLM/A’ And that how the Bor Dinkas/Jiengs went to Gambella region to take up arms to protect themselves & their cattle>>>

                  • 23 July 2017 10:19, by Kuch

                    Mr. Pagan Amuom was even allowed to marry a Dinka/Jieng woman with the helped of Dr. John Garang. And these are the ones that our *enemies still* using as their fools to crawl their evil selves into our country. Fellows, game is over.

  • 23 July 2017 11:01, by john locke

    Kuch, you ramble so much and constantly repeat yourself. I dont think you understand half of what you say. And once again, its Jew(s) not juus.. kiir must go. We the io have a more powerful army anyways. Notice how kiir went to Uganda to buy more help from the updf. You jiangs cant even defeat us nuers without the updf or spla north

  • 23 July 2017 11:59, by bol santino bol kuot

    Dear All,
    let us not be enemy of peace in our own country when our government is trying do all they could at their level to bring peace.
    mistake is human, even in the family ,we argue,fight ,stopped talking to each other at times but at the end, there is love always and forgiveness. we learn from the mistakes, so we need to find the solution to our problems as one people and one nation.


    • 23 July 2017 13:12, by Eastern

      Mistake in governance by the tribal regime in Juba has cost lives and continues to cost more lives; it’s time Kiir with the support of his followers call on him to CEDE POWER or leave......We cannot call for for reconcilliations when those killing are not changing their ways of running the country. South Sudanese will continue killing one another!!

      • 23 July 2017 14:01, by Kuch

        Mr. Eastern,
        We have have been informing (ring) you fools that *don’t troll with us; ’the Dinka/Jieng people are here fellows’; we are going to bomb your mighty *US army, juus, their israel , Nigerians* We want a war fellows, *the US, the UK, their gulf Arab states, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, *
        Nigerians, Indians>>>

        • 23 July 2017 15:29, by Mr. Right

          The statement that you posted below was totally out of context: "The Dinka/Jieng people are here fellows’; we are going to bomb your mighty *US army, Juus, their israel(sic), Nigerians* We want a war fellow...."

          Apart from you inundating this site with long and ambiguous comments, I’ve finally realized that you are not a Dinka as you claimed nor a South Sudanese.

          • 23 July 2017 15:33, by Mr. Right

            You must have forged your legality if you claim so. Let me turn your head slightly to the reality of what we are facing: We’re not fighting Westerners/the rest of the World nor are we totally implicating them in our current woes.

            • 23 July 2017 15:35, by Mr. Right

              The war that is ongoing and ravaging like fire was caused by greedy politicians and it’s a shame to say that majority of them were fighting for the liberation of this beauty country that has been turned into oblivion.

              • 23 July 2017 15:37, by Mr. Right

                We are divided as a nation but we are seeking solutions to our problems. What people like you do is just to incite and deepen the wounds that we are trying to heal by all costs and for that, you are not one of us. I have for long read some comments posted on this dirty site but majority of scumbags have a heart for this country.

                • 23 July 2017 15:38, by Mr. Right

                  They have not thrown away their patriotism but have a perennial problem with this shameful, beleaguered, and fiasco government of Mr. Cow boy and they are right, of course. It’s a useless regime that only rogue like you support.

                  • 23 July 2017 15:42, by Mr. Right

                    At the moment, you cannot say that you are a proud Dinka, Nuer, or an Equatorian for that matter unless we find peace and we co-exist; there, we’ll relish and forever embrace ourselves. And you, by the pseudonym, Kuch, stay away buddy, stay away for you are a psychopath.

      • 23 July 2017 14:02, by Kuch

        Mr. Eastern,
        We have have been informing (ring) you fools that *don’t troll with us; ’the Dinka/Jieng people are here fellows’; we are going to bomb your mighty *US army, juus, their israel , Nigerians* We want a war fellows, *the US, the UK, their gulf Arab states, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, *
        Nigerians, Indians>>>

        • 23 July 2017 16:33, by Eastern

          Pushing for SPLM reunification with Kiir at the helm is pursuing futility. Case closed!

  • 23 July 2017 20:42, by Eastern

    Reuniting SPLM now is lending credance to Kiir; which MUST not be the case. Kiir must CEDE POWER or LEAVE POWER!

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