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South Sudan’s SPLM factions form working group for reunification matrix


Rebecca Nyandeng standing behind Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol, secretary general of the SPLM-IO - Taban, Daniel Awet Akot , member of the political bureau SPLM led by President Salva Kiir and Jemma Nunu Kumba, acting Secretary General of the faction

July 28, 2017 (JUBA) - Various factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) have signed the Entebbe Declaration to operationalize the Arusha Agreement on the Reunification of the SPLM.

The declaration was signed on Thursday at State House Entebbe witnessed by President Yoweri Museveni. In furtherance of the objectives of the SPLM reconciliation and unity, the factions have resolved to establish a working group to revitalize and operationalize the implementation of the Arusha SPLM Reunification Agreement.

The working group shall develop a matrix for the implementation of the Arusha Agreement with specific timelines and shall report to President Museveni after one week beginning Monday 31st July 2017.

Members of the working group, according to the communique, include Simon Kun Puoch, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci and Oliver Moris Benjamin from SPLM-IG; John Luk Jok, Kosti Manibe and Majak D’Agoot from SPLM-FDs; Richard K. Mulla, Tijwog H. Agwet and Lubna Abdelgani from SPLM-IO.

The groups also called upon the SPLM-IO of Dr Riek Machar to join the process of reconciliation and unity of the SPLM. The faction resolved that SPLM groups and cadres, who are not part of the Arusha Agreement, join the reconciliation and reunification process.

The meeting agreed that SPLM cadres at the grassroots, countrywide and in the diaspora embrace the new spirit of reconciliation and unity for the interest of the South Sudanese and their country.

The initiative is a response to President Salva Kiir’s request asking Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to mediate the reconciliation and unity of the various SPLM groups based on the Arusha SPLM Reunification Agreement.

A meeting held on May 25th, 2017 and attended by the three SPLM Groups: SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO and SPLM-FDs. Another meeting was held and attended by SPLM-IG and SPLM-FDs. President Kiir also attended a meeting chaired by President Museveni on 20th July 2017.

Speaking at the working group meeting on Thursday, President Museveni noted that the agreement by the SPLM to reconcile and work together to implement the Arusha Agreement will lead to peace and feed into the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) peace process in South Sudan.

Museveni also met delegations of other South Sudanese political parties: David William of the National Democratic Movement (NDM), General Thomas Cirilo Swaka Chairman of the National Salvation Front (NSF) and Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro, Chairman of the South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNNC)


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  • 29 July 2017 08:05, by dinkdong

    Will it hold or is it another time wasted?

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    • 29 July 2017 09:38, by jubaone

      Most SS politicians are too stupid to go their own ways and hopelessly cling onto the SPLM for food and survival. They know without the SPLA/M no existence. Those intelligent and brave enough had the courage to go their paths: Lam, Cirillo, Bakasoro, William etc. So Riak still hangs on to IO when he could call it South Sudan Patriotic Front SSPF?

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      • 29 July 2017 09:44, by jubaone

        You could drive a handful of donkeys to the river, but not all will drink. M7 wants to create a fake unity where cantankerous Junubin have miserably failed. These worthless Junubin got us into this shit 💩 and they will continue to do that. We must form alternative political alliances cos the SPLM is not a "peoples party" but only for Jienges and hirelings.

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      • 29 July 2017 13:52, by South South


        stop crying like a baby and join peace in South Sudan. Who is that stupid called William? You are like a very small child, running around and wants to get everything. Loser, keep singing with your internet.

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        • 29 July 2017 14:41, by Eastern

          With a crumbling economy, Museveni is the first man to get worried that his Super Market (South Sudan) won’t be able to pick groceries of the shelves. Museveni’s only interest in South Sudan is economic. Peace is not synonymous to the factions of the monstrous party coming together, peace will prevail when the masses come together as citizens of the country they are living in...

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          • 29 July 2017 20:04, by jubaone

            South South,
            Go to Abyei and just ensure your jienges don’t dash to their jellaba masters but rather produce food. Jiengeland is peaceful, but jienges are too lazy and hopeless to take advantage of this peace. They want to fool the rest, their peace will bring food. Jienges fight and can’t do anything worthwhile. This jienge peace is bogus.

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          • 29 July 2017 20:04, by South South

            Museveni is a pain in the necks of rebels in South Sudan. I said this from time to time, there is no just friendship between countries, there is only friendship of interests between nations. Rebels are fury these days, maybe because they are losing everything.

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