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South Sudan peace celebrations delayed one day


President Kiir shows the governance agreement to the crowd at Juba airport on 6 August 2018 (Photo SS presidency)

October 26, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese peace celebrations have been delayed by one day to take place on 31 October, the minister of information Michael Makuei announced on Friday.

Minister Makuei announced the delay following the weekly cabinet meeting saying technical issues triggered the sudden delay.

"The government has decided that the celebration should be pushed for a day, but it will be on Oct. 31. This is to give a chance for any technical work which is incomplete, to allow it to be completed so that the celebration comes out the way we expected," he said.

The minister added that there are many other occasions that take place on the same day as the independence of Turkey and a European Union meeting to which many African leaders are invited.

The celebrations intend to show South Sudanese that war is over, in a way to contribute to creating a suitable atmosphere for the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

The IGAD and the international community encouraged the South Sudanese leaders to make public statements and meetings together to send a positive message across the country about the commitment of the peace partners to the signed pact.

Despite his formal demands for three confidence-building measures, the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar is expected to attend the celebrations as he would be with the peace grantors and the government pledged to take draconian security measures.

Unconfirmed reports Khartoum say Machar would come with the Sudanese President to Juba and return with him.

The South Sudanese government extended the invitation for this event to the IGAD leader and some African leaders such as the Rwandan president who is the chairperson of the African Union and the South African and Tanzanian presidents.


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  • 27 October 2018 06:09, by Kush Natives

    South Sudanese leaders should make a peace message to the public from their hearts, not the written word this time. No more pretext speech! Both leaders must be honest to the people of South Sudan now, because the public discovered what the war all about, such messages must include their retirement period.

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  • 27 October 2018 06:56, by Kenyang ll

    These empty celebrations and waste of money can’t bring peace in itself. Salva Kiir and Riek Machar ought to surround themselves to Hage and clear their names for uncall war and unmeasured sufferings on South Sudanese. Or, Riek may rejoin the gov’t but final and genuine peace remain a delusion.

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  • 27 October 2018 19:26, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    South Sudan nation delayed peace celebration due to delay arrangement for peace and extent More invitation to others.

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    • 27 October 2018 20:05, by Eastern

      That’s it..! A jenge vilager resons JUST like that..!

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      • 27 October 2018 20:56, by South South


        South Sudan is a country and we have good people to lead it. This is not like hunting for monkeys, shut up!!!

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        • 27 October 2018 21:08, by jubaone

          South South
          The Kiirminal and his jienge henchmen are not different. They just have no tails but their brains aren’t different. Stick some cow tails into their shitholes and let them crawl on all fours. You can’t tell the difference.

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          • 28 October 2018 02:13, by Dinka-Defender-General

            Jubaone, please promote a peace and stop hating people for no reason. We, the South Sudanese people need a legitimate peace, forgiveness, unity, reconciliation, and start working together for common goal to build the country. People should not be suffering again after we got our independent. What are you looking for?

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        • 27 October 2018 21:11, by jubaone

          South Sout
          Jienges can only lead cows. No resources should even be wasted educating them. Give a jienge a few cows, a woman and underpants. That’s all he needs in life.

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          • 28 October 2018 00:27, by South South


            You need to shut up and follow good people in South Sudan. What Dinka did to fake Arabs in Sudan will be remembered for years to come. Many people say bad things about Dinka; however, we will not have a country called South Sudan today if Dinkas didn’t give their blood away. Today, we have many people with big mouths open, crying for positions. What is it that you don’t get it until now?

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            • 28 October 2018 05:42, by Mike Mike

              The peace that is due to be celebrated in Juba on 31. Oct.2018 is not for Dinka tribes as you said so. I thought our bros from greater Equatoria may stop releasing hate messages at this moment and they have to resort and preach about peace. I think time of war is over and we have to welcome the peace to prevails within us becos no anyone who could say he/she had benefited in the recent war.

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  • 29 October 2018 07:26, by Lenin Bull

    So funny how Riek has suddenly become a golden protégée of the Islamic Arab Republic of the Sudan! But how will he become the Ngundaeng promised President of South Sudan if the hell has been scared out of him like that? Will Sudan one day install him by force or will rule SS from Khartoum? Good luck for Peace celebrations on the 31st October 2018.

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    • 30 October 2018 06:20, by Pakuai

      Lenin Bull,
      Not only that, Mr. Riek Machar blind supporters even before his reckless quest for power at all costs carried him away for the second time in 2013 used to lecture everybody else that their Riek Machar & Lam Akol were the champions of South Sudan’s independence from North Sudan. And they will likely without shame like their Riek Machar & Lam Akol bosses would again come and lecture>>>>

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      • 30 October 2018 06:26, by Pakuai

        the South Sudanese people that they are anyone to South Sudan’s existent. Mr. Lenin Bull, the kind of leaders we have here in South Sudan don’t exist in other parts of the world. The reasons, Mr. Riek Machar was let out of Juba in 2016 by Mr. Salva Kiir & his henchmen would be debated for many years to come. Besides, Mr. Lam Akol was not even accused to have been behind the 2013 foiled coup>>>

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        • 30 October 2018 06:33, by Pakuai

          but he was so res less to get out of Juba and I guess, he wanted to join his Riek Machar buddy. Mr. Lam Akol eventually left Juba and his own former party to his Shilluk tribe mate & went and "formed yepart of his in Nairobi". For Some South Sudanese in the know, Mr. Lam Akol was against South Sudan’s independence from North Sudan in the first place and he campaigned very rigorously against our>>>

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          • 30 October 2018 06:39, by Pakuai

            independence when he was the foreign minister of then government of national unity. But when the majority of South Sudanese overwhelmingly voted to have nothing to do with our arch enemy---the cloned so-called arab North Sudan. I guess Mr. Lam Akol went with the majority decision and I for one, would respect him for that. But what about our Riek Machar of all people? My guess is, Mr. Riek Machar>>

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            • 30 October 2018 06:47, by Pakuai

              would come back flashing his evil smile with his dirty gaped-teeth and our fools would smile at him back and call him Dr. Riek Machar. Without saying sorry or even the slightest tinge of shame. Our Nuers ke nyantoc don’t have the word sorry in their vocabularies. Anyway, everybody wants peace, but it is not going to be business as usual. Some ’BIG questions’ are going to be answered. Before>>>

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              • 30 October 2018 06:51, by Pakuai

                the real forgiveness of Mr. Riek Machar, Mr. Salva Kiir, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe, Thomas Cirillo and Rebecca Nyandeng can begin.

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