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South Sudan rebels say talks to release Machar from S. Africa ongoing


August 30, 2017 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese rebel official says diplomatic efforts involving regional leaders are underway to have the armed opposition leader, Riek Machar freed from South Africa.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) listens to SPLM-IO Chairman Riek Machar in a meeting held in Masindi town, on January 25, 2016 (courtesy photo of SPLM-IO)

Nathaniel Perieno, the rebel-appointed governor of Imatong state told Sudan Tribune Tuesday that the process begun after the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailmariam Deselgn met the Sudanese President Omer Hussein Al Bashir during a visit to Khartoum last week.

Another group, he said, was dispatched from Addis-Ababa last week to meet the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the same agenda, stressing that all consultations went as planned.

The official also lauded revitalization of the 2015 peace agreement process initiated by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to find a solution to South Sudan’s ongoing war.

“Well, it is true that IGAD principals are making consultation on the release of our chairman Dr. Riek Machar and we believe ending his forced confinement in South Africa will bring an end to the fighting in South Sudan,” he explained.

Museveni, the official further disclosed, also welcomed plans to have Machar freed, saying it would positively impact on revitalization of the peace process.

He said Kiir and Machar have active forces in the country and ending the war would imply silencing guns in order to stop the war.

“I’m optimistic about the IGAD-led revitalization process, the sooner the better for finding amicable peace in South Sudan,” he stressed.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and over two million displaced in South Sudan’s conflict triggered by political differences between President Kiir, a Dinka, and Machar, a Nuer.


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  • 30 August 2017 10:47, by jubaone

    IGAD has realized, no peace without Dr. Riak as signatory. Now what we need is:

    1.RPF/UN assume their mandate and remove all nyors from Juba
    2.Control airport, roads and security of Juba
    3.Revitalize ARCISS 2015 "unconditionally" and get Riak back
    4.Taben must join Kiir´s group and all rest IO-Crown hotel expelled from main IO
    5.Hybrid Court to prosecute all nyor criminals and those in IO.

    • 30 August 2017 10:50, by jubaone

      6. Kiirminal´s powers cut down, if he refuses, SS to under UN trusteeship
      7. Ha ha ha. Kiirminal can kiss Riak´s +++

      • 30 August 2017 11:14, by South South


        You are very stupid. You are attacking Nuer tribe as all, but a few minutes later you are kneeing down to Riek, stupid. Who will do all these things to you old man if you ran away from the country, maybe God, Maybe DIASPORA, maybe wishful thinking, maybe Allah (I am laughing). Country is under our control, you get it weak man!!!!!!!!

        • 30 August 2017 11:26, by jubaone

          South South,
          I’m a law abiding person and follow rules as agreed. I am not like lawless jienges that know no rules and only follow the their instincts like wild animals. Follow ARCISS 2015, I have no problem with you. Only criminals, thugs and idiots don’t follow rules and are often school dropouts and losers. They argue like drunkards.

        • 30 August 2017 11:31, by jubaone

          South South,
          Where did I attack all Nuer tribe? Riak is a Nuer also, did I attack him? No. I know something is wrong with you, read my article again cos as a jienge, you only understand after several beatings or doing it all over again. Just wondering how you managed your school. Forgery, or bought some bogus degree on the streets of Kampala or Nairobi. Loser.

          • 30 August 2017 12:21, by South South


            "I am at ease cos neither jienges nor nyagats can do anything than fighting."

            Are you that stupid to fail to recall what you just said today about Nuer as a tribe? Calling Nuer nyagats is an insult to Nuer tribe, stupid, shut up.

            • 30 August 2017 13:15, by jubaone

              South South,
              Bullshit, it is you jienges who call all Nuers "nyagats". For me nyagats are those Nuer traitors who have betrayed their people and never care for the thousands murdered by jienges in Juba 2013. So DO NOT twist my words. Then, watchout what Taban el-jellab will do next to you. You have a little memory, jienge Boy!

        • 30 August 2017 14:28, by jubaone

          South South,
          Are you still in control? For how much longer? Read www.radiotamazuj.org. That is the reading for the day, enjoy it.

    • 30 August 2017 11:07, by Kush Natives

      Ask him when he landed in South Sudan soil! Don’t joke with someone’s life please. Those of Jubaone are the one cursing Riek Machar to die soon nevertheless. Rebels within is always and definitely dangerous than the rebels outside.

      • 30 August 2017 11:38, by jubaone

        Bush Natives,
        SS under jienges has failed. Just allow Riak back and we implement ARCISS 2015 as agreed. All our friends in Troika, UN, IGAD have realized, Riak is key to stopping this jienge madness. So just relax and wait. SS will be peaceful again. But we must control the Kiirminal. Hr may bite around like a deranged dog. Great time ahead. Wow.

    • 30 August 2017 12:50, by Joyuma John

      Dear Jubaone,
      Do not send your comments without editing, they are simple as you put them, but sensitive for the achievement of peace in South Sudan, because the other side should not take them lightly, because you are rebels supporter and the government may pick them and use them as their final decision and this can derail peace agreement which is underway.UN did not come to control airport

      • 30 August 2017 13:22, by jubaone

        Joyuma John,
        Dont be naive and think this junk jienge peace still holds without Riak. It is dead and done. The illegal govt can do anything, but in the end, it will bow down to UN/IDAD/RPF. Riak must come now. Delaying him will only complicate matters cos those of Thomas Cirillo, Bakasoro, Lam Akol, Changson et al will want to join then. Things will completely be different. Choose Riak now

    • 31 August 2017 04:16, by Malakal county Simon

      The idoits finally realised Dr Machar illegal detention, did not silenced the guns.... Maybe releasing him may help but STD is worries that he may have to aside-for his former boss lol

    • 31 August 2017 04:25, by Malakal county Simon

      The idiots finally realized that the illegal detention of Dr Machar, did not silenced the guns nor stoping the war. Maybe releasing him may help but STD is worries that he may have to step-aside for his former chairman lol...... Anyway, welcome back people’s leader......

      Viva Freedom for South Sudan
      Viva IO
      Viva Dr Machar
      Viva people’s of South Sudan

    • 31 August 2017 06:10, by Adok son

      Jubaone,you have pointed the good words concerned peaceful means that will lead us to total freedom and stability.
      The coming of Machar out from where he was confined will be essential for South Sudanese people.
      And I hope,Kiir will not try cause war again, because Riek Machar will come with his more than 3,000 army and the regional forces will be present.Kiir will be taken to ICC this time.

  • 30 August 2017 10:51, by Lenin Bull

    If Riek is released,let him follow the steps of Nelson Mandela who up on his release from Reuben Island Prison, declared forgiveness for all South Africans whether white, colored, or African, and encouraged all to work towards a new South Africa for all its people. Free and peaceful South Africa devoting its energies and resources toward development. Riek should come back changed into a betterlead

  • 30 August 2017 10:55, by Lenin Bull

    The first words from his mouth up on arrival back in South Sudan should be to declare the end of all wars in South Sudan and the ushering in of democratic era. Let him try this strategy. He will revolutionize the whole country by a stroke of one minute and the whole country will follow him. But if he stick to his old outdated, and tried and failed strategy of " John Garang must go" and failed,

  • 30 August 2017 11:01, by Lenin Bull

    and now " Salva Kiir must go" which again has miserably failed more than the first " must go". Let Riek be more reasonable, nationalistic, non-Nuer centred, and non-violent this time if he is given another chance. If Riek comes back to continue with old failed strategies of more fighting and death in South Sudan, then I’m afraid his supporters should prepare for Riek’s last funeral rite

    • 30 August 2017 11:35, by quiz

      LenBull or who, Dr.Riek is know to all of us(S.sudanese) including your mad president as a man of forgiveness. you will see peace coming home soon if Dr.Riek will be release.But if not release, you would never see any peace at home. I know JCE & Tabanist, Nuer wew/ thon aliek group,re working hard to block Riek but they,re killing innocent pple just only to develop their stomach.

  • 30 August 2017 11:09, by Lenin Bull

    I don’t believe in demonism/NGUNDAENG like SPLA-IO internet warriors but my analytical skill and knowledge of South Sudanese affairs can allow me to predict with high precision and accuracy that Riek is coming to die if he stuck to war strategy because all will fight and use available means to resist him, but he will convert the whole country to his camp/party if he chooses peace and democracy.

  • 30 August 2017 11:17, by lou nuer

    Dear Lenin Bull
    your comments sometimes and always are not relevant to any points you have to analysis the statement before you posted it, my dear. DrMachat^r whether you like it or not is going to be release please and no renouncing vilonce till you Kiir supporters have realized that you’re wrong and then we forgive you. What you did in 2013 is unforgetable. forgive but not forget.

  • 30 August 2017 11:20, by Lenin Bull

    In the first free and post-apartheid elections in South Africa in 1994, the white voted all for Nelson Mandela than even the blacks because blacks were divided between Mungusutu Butulazy of UPC and Nelson Mandela of ANC because he did used commit this foolish mistake of hasty generalization of targeting all the whites in South Africa.

  • 30 August 2017 11:25, by Lenin Bull

    This foolish hasty generalization in infantile politics in South Sudan where a whole tribe is considered as being bad and should wiped out/killed all is self-defeatism. God cannot allow it because all come from God and analytical skills indicate that whole tribe do not participate presidency, nor all get access to riches of the country at the same time. No!

  • 30 August 2017 11:29, by Lenin Bull

    So not all Dinka people are bad, not all Nuer people are bad, or not all Nuer people are SPLA-IO, neither any tribe in Equatoria. But there can be a single criminal in any place and in any tribe. This is logic and real education not mediocrity being currently toted around in South Sudan.

  • 30 August 2017 11:32, by Lenin Bull

    Good luck to Riek Machar when he is released from South Africa. I will be watching his every step and word carefully for next disaster God forbid or next happy time ahead of us in South Sudan. May God bless South Sudan with Peace, love, and forgiveness.

    • 30 August 2017 15:34, by Agany Malim

      Lenin Bull
      some time when i read comments on sudantribune it seem like pple are fueling war instead of giving statements that may show different btn illiteracy and literacy they do go beyond humanity. Let single out those who destroy our country but not tribe eventhough we know from tribe it doesn’t mean it is tribe but he the one lead finger in gov’t.

  • 30 August 2017 15:09, by Thiep Mawien Thiep

    Talk sense Mr. Governor, Riek is a disgrace to perfection here in south sudan, Riek is Riaak in my mother tongue. It was a compromise peace agreement in 2015 and now not. It was signed with reservations from the government and was later on violated by Riaak to depeat Kiir (King). You are a wrong guy in position. I will inform Taban of your type as of now to relief you.

  • 30 August 2017 15:21, by MC GLazz

    Dr Macahar did not asked any political asylum from any country ,,, he went to see his medical Doctor in South Africa ,,,

  • 30 August 2017 18:07, by Sambala Sambala

    I wish IGAD could have realised long time ago that peace can not come to south sudan without Machar. He is a key figure who commands support of majority of Equatorians and upper nile vs kirr with only Bahr El Gazal. I wish the world would have known this. With Machar, South sudan is like a car runing only on three wheels. Taban is nobody in South sudan politics.

  • 30 August 2017 19:55, by garrak1520

    South Sudan to hold elections despite insecurity: minister
    Response to statement from Min of Information.

    Wild life will be voting to re-elect Kiir. 1Million S.Sudanese in Uganda, 1.5 million between Ethiopian and Kenya, around 4 Million roaming the country for search of lilies and may be fish to feed themselves. Is it not shameful to talk election when 3/4 of the country is country less. r

  • 30 August 2017 21:13, by conservative

    Release him, he is not Jesus to bring peace in south sudan
    And I don’t believe in him anyway wasting life’s and time because of desperate leadership he might not even get it who cares of his release he should be back in his country like a normal citizens and obey the law of s.sudan

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