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South Sudan’s Former Detainees agree with President Kiir to reunite historical SPLM


President Kiir receives Deng Alor and John Luk Jok in Juba on 11 October 2018 (Photo Presidential Unit)
January 29, 2019 (JUBA) - The SPLM Former Detainees (DFs) will reunite soon with the ruling SPLM party under the leadership of President Salva Kiir, announced Deng Alor following a meeting with Kiir on Tuesday.

"All of us have agreed to reunite the SPLM and to come back as a family," said the FDs leading member after a meeting with President Kiir at the South Sudanese presidency in Juba.

Alor further said they agreed to form a joint committee to implement the reunification adding this process will be achieved "in a very short time"

The Former Detainees group, which includes among others the former SPLM Secretary General Pagan Amum and former Presidential Adviser Rebecca Garang, were part of those who called for democratic reforms in the country together with former vice-President Riek Machar.

However, they condemned the use of violence as a means to settle the conflict with President Kiir saying they prefer political action.

The former foreign minister stated that President Kiir welcomed the decision and vowed to work with them to chive it.

"The President was very happy and he is going to cooperate with all of us so that we see the unity of the SPLM as soon as possible," Alor stressed.

The former detainees’ leader Pagan Amum signed Arusha agreement, which provides to reunite the different SPLM factions, together with President Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar on 21 January 2015.

However, Amum declined to sign another deal in a meeting held in Kampala on 26 May 2016 on the implementation of Arusha agreement brokered by the Uganda President Yoweri Museveni but without the participation of Riek Machar.

In line with the revitalized peace agreement of 12 September 2018, the Former Detainees as seen as a separate group that should take part in the implementation process which will begin in May 2019.

The reunification process would certainly discuss this matter because if reunified before the transitional period the FDs should be considered as being part of the SPLM in Government.

The SPLM reunification process was initiated by South Africa and Tanzania to support the regional efforts to end the armed conflict which erupted in South Sudan on 15 December 2013.


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  • 30 January 2019 10:02, by Midit Mitot

    Deng Alor group knows how to destroy the SPLM party and knows how to reunite it.Sorry!!!

    • 30 January 2019 10:35, by Pakuai

      This is just a SUDAN TRIBUNE usual ’propaganda machine’ *nothing to do with Deng Alor or the so-called former detainees* Deng Alor was not and is not part of the so-called former detainees. This cowered was away out IG Juba when Mr. Riek Machar staged a coup on the 15/12/2013. Deng A lot is known by SPLM/A boys as just a lowly educated opportunist with an an ego like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom and other bunch of traitors, thieves and foreign puppets/stooges whom we are going kill with their foreign masters>>>>>

      • 30 January 2019 10:44, by Pakuai

        There will not he a trace of the so-called US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called Israelis), our cloned so-called arabs of North North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called Ethiopians), some Bantus in central Kenya, their UN. their sleaxy NGOs and some of their evils in our country and over people once and for all all. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

        • 30 January 2019 10:56, by Pakuai

          Mr. Lino,
          You losers don’t know that we are going to bomb you evils and masters to extinction out of Africa and almost all of African countries, we may have some problems in Namibia, but we are going remove you fools out of our country and even almost all the African countries. Your queen Elizabeth is dead, she was an English piece of trash. In Island of England, they worship queens and kings, here in our country, we got rid of "Pharaohs) long long time time ago, get it chap?>>>

      • 30 January 2019 10:53, by Midit Mitot

        Are you still talking that Dr Machar made a Coup? sorry! nothing bad like when you don,t feel shame on your wrong does. I should feel shame if I were you forks.

        • 30 January 2019 11:06, by Pakuai

          Lino, are fools going to be spoon fed the all the times and go use it as your own rubbish. What is Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and other traitors and foreign goons doing in El Khartoum? Don’t we are going to bomb you fools and your masters to near extinction. Be very very *careful ya Jana shamusta* the owners are here.

          • 30 January 2019 12:21, by Midit Mitot

            R.I.P English,
            Those whom you are calling traitors were the ones brought South Sudan government together with Dr Garang, otherwise, you would have not enjoy any things these days. shame on your fake and corrupt leadership.

        • 30 January 2019 11:26, by Pakuai

          Midit mitot.
          Your Riek Machar made a coup simple and plain. English is not your my first brother or even you Nuers ken Nyantoc idiots, but "fork" word is not good there, you could have used ’folk/chap’ if were to convey your message in English. For my own humble self though, English is my third language, Dinka/Jieng is my mother tongue. Arabic; our enemies language, Swahili. German and your Nuers, Anyuaks dialects, Dhilluks and the reason as to why l bothered my self to learn these other peoples languages or dialects, because it is pays to know others languages and their cultures>>>>

          • 30 January 2019 11:50, by Pakuai

            It is the way it is and has been since anyone can remember. There is an English boy called Mr. Shaw, he was only a deacon, and posted here into former Upper Nile, He started Malek School (not to be juxtaposed) with our *akuani Muslims, (Malek name* fellows, the owners have taken back their country. The owners are here fools. *the so-called brexit is being negotiated over our country and people by our greatest enemies on earth-----the evil infested Island of England want to get of European Union and come and bully their so-called coloniies in our the US, Canada, Australia. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone. North Sudan or Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, their evil juus (so-called israel) attack dig; goof luck to our mighty US, the US>>>>

            • 30 January 2019 11:52, by Pakuai

              Who says we want the evils in our country fellows? Not even one fools.

              • 30 January 2019 12:27, by Midit Mitot

                Hahahaaha bother Pakuai,

                Better to learn either two or three languages professionally base on your capacity, jargon English will not help your readers OK,

      • 30 January 2019 18:54, by lino


        It looks your brain is going numbed; who are you responding to here Midit or LINO?!!!
        I have never put my words down about this news yet!!! Hahaaaa!!!

        • 31 January 2019 09:01, by Midit Mitot

          The guy call Pakuai had traumatized by keyboards, let him bark alone

  • 30 January 2019 16:44, by One people

    Dear brothers and sisters of the great nation SS.
    It is time for us to change because every country around the world its asking for change."Deng Alor" thank you for these important announcement. We the citizen want you leaders of our country to stand together so that you can build the very respectful law of the land for everyone who might occupy in the country which you love because is yours.

    • 30 January 2019 17:19, by One people

      Egypt president Hosni Mubarak received chance from his people for 30yrs until his nation got tired of him. zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe received a chance from his people for 37yrs until his nation got tired of him. Why not give chance to president Kiir if he’s not running the country by himself?" Constitution and the rule of law is what we were supposed to fight for. No one should be

      • 30 January 2019 17:48, by One people

        in the office of presidency more than 10yrs, and no one should have power to change that only GOD, any president tried to stay by force more than 10yrs; that president should be punished and impeached by barlaman and by all the people of that land." If there is any one got accused of corruption, that person should be investigated very well without brack and sleep until it’s done well.

        • 30 January 2019 19:31, by Malakal county Simon

          One people

          Hosni Mubarak or Robert Mugabe cannot be compare with unwanted president Salva because they did what’s they supposeded to do.. They have built hospitals, Good schools, and good roads in theirs country’s.... And what’s has president Kiir done apart from killings his own people’s?? And why should Jinubins accept unwanted president Salva Kiir for another 10 for??

          • 31 January 2019 13:20, by Kenyang ll

            Malakal County Simon,
            You put it correctly! No one should stand against peace; but fact is that it be total waste of time. Nothing will change as long Salva Kiir remains there.

  • 30 January 2019 19:26, by nakhim


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