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South Sudan parties start final phase of peace talks


Sudan's Foreign Minister who is also the chief mediator El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed and IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais (L) launch the final phase of the revitalization process in Khartoum on 13 August 2018 (Photo Nuur Mahmoud Sheekh)

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - The IGAD mediation has formally launched in Khartoum the final phase of talks on the pending issues and the modalities of implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, as they have one week to finalize their discussions before the 19 of August.

According to the agenda seen by Sudan Tribune, the parties will discuss the Article 4 of the governance chapter on the number and boundaries of states, the creation of five new ministries and their clustering, judicial reforms, composition of National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC), roles and responsibilities of the presidency as well as any other business.

On 6 August, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) said they accepted to sign the agreement on the outstanding issues of governance on 5 August because their concerns about article 4 will be discussed in the final phase.

After a meeting with the IGAD mediators in Khartoum on Sunday, South Sudanese government spokesperson Michael Makuei Lueth stated that the talks will commence by the outstanding issues and then they will move to the implementation matrix.

Once an agreement on the modalities of implementation is reached, it will be followed by the draft agreement that will be given to the parties for consideration before it goes to the Council of Ministers of IGAD.

According to Lueth, the discussions on the outstanding issues will deal with only two issues bracketed when the talks were in Ethiopia. The first issue is the composition of the judiciary reform committee and the second on the composition of the national constitutional amendment committee (NCAC).

"These are very minor issues because we only disagree on the composition. it is a question of figures only," stressed the information minister without mentioning the Article 4 of the governance deal.

Following his return from Khartoum on 6 August after the signing of the governance deal, President Salva Kiir said South Sudanese will not accept to review the 32 states.

The discussions on the implementation matrix will focus on the chapter one and chapter two, plus the review of any other chapters that are actually affected by the amendment of the two chapters.

The one-week talks will touch the power-sharing especially the other five ministries. But more important, the parties will discuss the powers, functions and duties of the President, the First Vice-President and the other four Vice-Presidents.

"These are new positions we have created and we need to revisit the competence," said the government spokesperson.

The IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais took part in the first meeting of the final phase of talks in Khartoum on Monday.

Also, the Kenyan experts took part in the meeting.


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  • 14 August 2018 00:48, by South South

    Good news for Souyh Sudan. We will reach peace in God will. People are refusing to sign peace are tiny minorities. Majorities of South Sudznese want peace. Cirillo is done
    . Khalil Butrus has taken over NAS and he is for peace, done deal.

    • 14 August 2018 00:51, by South South

      My smart phone .she a lot of errors., please forgive me.

      • 14 August 2018 01:08, by Nairobimitot

        The people of South Sudan are thrilled to see the Peace returning to the country. Everyone is excited and cannot wait to do business as usual; the economy will boom again.

        • 14 August 2018 04:09, by lino


          Is it business as usual by corruption and stealing or what???🤮🤑🤮🤑!!!

        • 14 August 2018 04:35, by The Rhino


          The only person extremely inflated with joy at this stage is you damned food loving nyagat.What the hell to you mean business as usual?I really feel sorry for you Ezekiel Lol reiterating the booming economy in South Sudan again and again,..what kind of a foolish sheep are you?

          • 14 August 2018 12:54, by Nairobimitot

            Rhino, and Lino
            You do not have have any big dreams. For me, I have high hope and plans for South Sudan. I always look forward not backward. You can get stuck in one place by moving backward. You are backwardness, and I am not. I am for the future of this country. I am moving forward so I cannot wait for the people of South Sudan to see peace returning to their country. People who are backwardness are dead people. So, if you have already died, do not complain too much because the people of South Sudan who are suffering and are still alive want peace to come so that they can farm their land and move on as usual.

      • 14 August 2018 04:03, by The Rhino

        South South,

        Smartphones are not just called smart for no reasons,they literally transcend or interpret how smart or foolish the person behind them literally reasons or operates.You’ve been blaming technology and others for your mishaps ever since posting commends on this site.Why not just accept how foolish and dumb you are in handling smartphones?..Isn’t that interesting,..these days...

        • 14 August 2018 04:10, by The Rhino

          South South,
          ...every useless jienge wants to be a leader,director general,secretary,military commander,pilot(Wau crash),lecturer,mentor and scientist...fuck!,what else do you want to be?Do you even understand what it takes to be one of those characters?

          • 14 August 2018 06:08, by South South

            The Rhino,

            We crushed you militarily, we crushed you politically and we crushed you in everything. Shut up and follow us, the only thing left for you.

            • 14 August 2018 06:35, by The Rhino

              South South,

              Ugandan and other foreign mercenaries are the ones dictating the war inside South Sudan not coward jienges.If you haven’t realized that yet,you’ll never understand it.Just deal with your press shit and shut up!

            • 14 August 2018 13:43, by jubaone

              South South
              Losers and impostors often camouflage their weaknesses and idiocy at the expense of the rest. How have you militarily, politically ot otherwise crushed the opposition when it was Ugandan and Darfurian mercernaries that helped jienges? But intellectually and economically, you can’t put up anything. Just the ordinary fighting fools.

          • 14 August 2018 13:30, by jubaone

            I like your piece. Keep up the Equatorian flame burning.

        • 14 August 2018 09:16, by Games

          Deceived peace. More deaths will be witness after 2-3 months of this unrealistic peace

    • 14 August 2018 13:54, by jubaone

      South South
      You could as well lie to us that Abyeians have taken over in Khartoum and deposed Bashir who is seeking asylum in Juba. Shut up tailless monkey and Satan’s only children, the jienges. Liars, losers, criminals and lazy hogs.

  • 14 August 2018 02:22, by One people

    Peace is good and it’s coming to my country for good.. I can’t wait to go to the farm to start work! Agriculture is going to be my main business in my own country and also I know I will make millions or billions of money from it.. F politice. I know if I succeeded on farming and become a millionaire or billionaire government will come to me for help when they run out of money ??

    • 14 August 2018 05:25, by The Rhino

      One people,

      Fair enough,this is exactly the right attitude many of your loose jienge goons and drifters in Equatoria must follow.You are pointing in the right direction and I respect that.You’ll be the first legitimate richest jienge individual in your home state Bahr El Gazal before all those lazy ones who refuse to take responsibilities into their own hands back in Equatoria.....

      • 14 August 2018 05:34, by The Rhino

        One people,
        ..to supply poor governments with food and other resources.They’ll come to you and beg for your hard work and investment,and only you will be the one to dictate the terms.

      • 14 August 2018 06:17, by South South

        The Rhino,
        My farm will be next to One People’s farm and you come back to South Sudan after peace agreement, I will hire you to work in my farm ( I am laughing
        ). A little monkey, you are nothing.

        • 14 August 2018 06:48, by The Rhino

          South South,

          A proud person would be boasting within his own compound.You are very far away from your own home town Abyei,now where do you suggest to have your legitimate farm you vagabond?How can an Equatorian your master work for a slave like you.Was it not only yesterday that you were running naked before us and carrying waters like donkeys,why should this be any different?

        • 14 August 2018 13:37, by jubaone

          Dont mind this little jienge scoundrel and loser South South. As a dispossessed jellaba slave from Abyei, he desperately needs a place called home. He badly needs SS and whichever peace will be reached, such jienge drifters will be required to go and develop their luaks. But as losers and block heads,it’s likely he will squat in Juba

          • 14 August 2018 14:51, by The Rhino


            That worthless parasite called South South must be taught his place in society.Never should such scumbags be allowed to squatter here online nor in Equatoria.They are lazy and useless,give them hell.

        • 14 August 2018 23:11, by One people

          South South
          you’re farm its welcome next to my farm brother. We are going to make big money, but make sure we don’t let those monkeys come around to destroy our farms... The Rhino; I am not a Dinka or jienge that you’re calling me with. I am from South Sudanese born and rise in state call WAU narre.. Did you understand that stupid lady or women?

  • 14 August 2018 23:19, by One people

    The Rhino

    I will be happy to see our government come to me and ask for my help instead of them go around the world to ask other countries or to other people to help them. Zatna fe batna

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