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South Sudan holdout group reiterate calls to open peace pact for negotiations


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Hakim Dario, PDM leader

February 26t 2019 (JUBA) - The non-signatory groups will not join the "flawed" revitalized peace agreement without renegotiation and the IGAD should consider including their "legitimate" demands, said the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM)’s leader Hakim Dario on Tuesday.

On 25 February, the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais met with the National Salvation Front (NAS) leader Thomas Cirilo who is also the chairman of the South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA).

The meeting discussed the parties’ commitment to the cessation of hostilities agreement of 21 December 2017 and ways to include the non-signatory factions of SSNDA in the revitalized peace agreement.

"PDM is dismayed that IGAD has made a choice for conflict and is not in favour of renegotiating R-ARCSS to include legitimate demands of the non-signatories. The IGAD Special Envoy is asking non-signatories to join implementation of R-ARCSS only (...)," said Dario in a statement to Sudan Tribune 24 hours after the meeting.

The consultation with Cirilo "about stopping the war in Yei is misplaced because IGAD knows well who started it" he further said before to add "The talks about stopping the war in Yei should be with President Salva Kiir".

The holdout groups call for genuine autonomy for the regions to protect its population from the mismanagement of their resources and land grabbing by a central government controlled by one ethnic group.

However, the IGAD Council of Ministers has rejected their claims since November 2018 when it asked them to join the deal or to label them as peace "spoilers".

Dario stressed they only welcome the talks for reviewing the "flawed agreement" and that the IGAD mediation principles are " imposing a high cost for a further transition to maintain impunity and dictatorial rule".

The opposition PDM called upon the AU, IGAD, UN and TROIKA countries to sanction President Salva Kiir for the war crimes and atrocities committed against the people of Equatoria in Yei, and to recognize the urgency and need to negotiate a just and lasting peace.

Next May, the signatories of the revitalized peace agreement will form a transitional national unity government that would face increasing several challenges from the lack of money to the slow implementation of the peace agreement and the continuation of the war in the south-western part of the country.


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  • 27 February 2019 10:23, by The Rhino


    Kiir must be indicted and carried out for judgment in The Hague,Netherlands.Its also high time for the International Court to catch El Bashir and shut him down for punishment.These two dictators have killed so many innocent people in Africa,and still they are doing the killings.The nonsense we always hear from ’African leaders’ that African problems require African solutions is just total..

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    • 27 February 2019 10:35, by The Rhino

      ..bullshit and crap.It has never worked and will never work.These ’African leaders’ are still traumatized from their pasts,are too divisive and delusional to solve issues.The drought company IGAD is a worthless organization which can’t address root causes of problems.In fact,IGAD in its weaknesses supports and encourages murderers like Kiir and El Bashir to continue butchering their citizens,shit!

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      • 27 February 2019 11:41, by Kush Natives

        The Rhino,
        Why regretting? I do believe 100% that we went through this before, that the September 2018 peace agreement did included everyone, but, NAS and PDM victimized us. Instead, what goes around comes around! You must give up your demands! Our peace is going well and remain well. No adds up or take away! Wait for 2030.

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        • 27 February 2019 11:47, by Eastern

          Kush Natives,

          REGRETTING...?! is that word NEW to you, dude....?!PDM is asking for NEGOTIATIONS not the COERCION that preceded the JOKES in Khartoum. If the call for TALKS is not heeded to, playing hide and seek in the jungles of Thouth Thudan remains the OTHER OPTION...!

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        • 27 February 2019 12:35, by The Rhino

          Bush Natives/chimp,

          You must have woken up from coma after sniffing too much cow dung.In what context do you mean regretting?..and what fucking peace are you talking about?Listen,your Khartoum peace was a fake one and is long dead.Its your drunkard Kiir and his tribal hoodlums JCE who killed it.They violated their own signatures(yet again).NAS and PDM are here to stay.They’ll haunt,hunt and......

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          • 27 February 2019 12:47, by The Rhino

            Bush Natives/chimp,

            ..place you on hot plate.NAS/PDM will relentlessly strive for justice and will set the records straight.They’ll guarantee that you worthless greedy jienges pay the price for destroying our people,period.Deal with it ya murahil.

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          • 27 February 2019 16:11, by jubaone

            Eastern, Rhino
            Only idiots and fools would think, silencing guns is peace. No. Jiengelands have silent guns since 2005 so what? Financial, political devolution, social and food security are non existent. Equatorians must be very stupid to think so. Federalism, rule of law is what is needed. We don’t have to wait or expect from jienges. We do it.

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    • 27 February 2019 11:50, by Eastern

      The Rhino,

      The moment Kiir and the hudlump surrounding him are given ANY LEVERAGE over the South Sudanese masses, the SYCOPHANTS will continue to delude the international community to the DETRIMENT of the hapless masses in the refugee camps, IDP camps, etc.

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      • 27 February 2019 12:00, by South South


        Our peace is only one we signed in September 2018, period. IGAD is standing very tall with right people of South Sudan. Tell that a little guy of yours who wants new peace.

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      • 27 February 2019 12:08, by jubaone

        Eastern, Rhino
        NAS/PDM/SSNMC should simply remain steadfast in its agenda of federalism, devolved power while consolidating their fighting forces on the ground. IGAD is a non-starter and completely irrelevant. What matters to us, is we build a strong 💪 force that will be the core of a future Equatoria People’s Defence Force EPDF. If you want peace, you must fight first. Simple doctrine.

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        • 27 February 2019 12:17, by jubaone

          Eastern, Rhino
          Since Nuer-IO have discarded federalism, it’s now easier for Equatorians in IO to equally discard it and join NAS/PDM/SSNMC. Yes, we Equatorians alone can do it and don’t need jienges nor nyagats. Once all our people get together, they will talk. The international community has confidence in us cuz the SS is resting in our hands. We’re the political and economic trendsetters

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      • 27 February 2019 13:12, by The Rhino


        The rope around Kiir’s neck is growing tighter.Jienges are seriously running out of money.No one is ready to lend them cash to fund their state of chaos,sweeat!He and his ghouls the JCEs are apparently surviving on foul exchanges of interests with short leggy Bantu Museveni.The provocative attacks by jienges in Yei area was meant to keep the war business between them running.

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        • 27 February 2019 13:27, by The Rhino


          Thats the point!NAS/PDM must continue investing in our brave soldiers.The fighters have already the highest spirits in combat affairs.They are the truest gladiators who can protect our people and properties.We must build up on that.This is the only way forward,for a stable and peaceful Equatoria to be established.We must take what is ours and protect it with all tools come death!

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          • 27 February 2019 14:51, by jubaone

            Eastern, Rhino
            The human tragedy in Yei, Nimule, Magwi etc. tells us that NEVER again shall the security and welfare of our people be entrusted to foreigners, savages and illiterates. We must as a matter of existence, live, sleep and die with the gun. We reject any disarmament, demobilization or disbanding cuz we’re not part of that. Our security in our hands. Case closed.

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    • 27 February 2019 13:46, by Joyuma John

      "The holdout groups call for genuine autonomy for the regions to protect its population from the mismanagement of their resources and land grabbing by a central government controlled by one ethnic group". Which tribe is controlling central government in south Sudan?

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      • 27 February 2019 16:19, by Eastern

        Joyuma John [Garang],

        DINKA! JENGE! MTN! CHARCOAL! FLEAS! UNWANTED GOODS! Do you need more synonyms describing the ethnic group at the centre of mismanagement of South Sudan...?

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        • 27 February 2019 18:16, by jubaone


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          • 27 February 2019 18:51, by Eastern


            Agreed....(Cockroaches, according to Omar al Bashir) and many others in Kenya and Uganda...

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            • 27 February 2019 19:34, by The Rhino


              ..more synonyms,..GUDUWAL GUDUWAL,BIJIZ,AHALNA DEL,JURÖN etc!

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            • 28 February 2019 07:25, by Chiir

              The hold out group composes of those who never experienced what a real frontline feels like. They thought they will be chewing korofo, yam and other nyamnyam’s food without bullets flying around. Your best solution is that which IGAD had suggested and that is, join the revitalized peace, period. Do not hold out any longer. Understand? This is the last warning call.

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