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South Sudan peace implementation is not only matter of money: U.S. says


March 10, 2019 (NEW YORK) - U.S. Ambassador to the Security Council has strongly urged the South Sudanese government to show a serious commitment to the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and reiterated that peace implementation is not only a matter of money.

United Nations Security Council meeting which unanimously adopted resolution 2228 (2015) extending the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) June 29, 2015 (UN Photo)

Jonathan Cohen, U.S. acting Ambassador to the United Nations made his remarks on Thursday during a consultations meeting of the Security Council on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing its mandates on Thursday 14 March.

Cohen said his government is alarmed by the attacks against the ceasefire monitors and the continued violence outside Yei. He further said his government is disturbed by reports that the Government of South Sudan continues to unlawfully recruit young people for military service.

"This, too, must stop," he said and urged the government to demonstrate a clear commitment to the peace pact in "words and in action," he said according to the written text of his speech seen by Sudan Tribune.

"One fundamental, yet powerful, step the government should take is to use its own resources to support peace, rather than war and corruption. The government should make use of its increased oil revenues in a transparent manner to support the agreement’s implementation and provide services to South Sudan’s people, many of whom are on the brink of famine yet again," he said.

He further recalled the position of his government on the need for transparency in the use of oil money before to expect the international financial support to implement the peace agreement.

"But commitment to the agreement is not solely a matter of money. There are clear and immediate steps that the government and opposition parties can take to underscore their commitment to the South Sudanese people and the Agreement," he stressed

South Sudanese Ambassador Akuei Bona Malwal, for his part, urged the international community to provide financial support and press the non-signatory groups to join the revitalized peace agreement, pointing to the improvement of security and economic conditions in the country.

In his speech, Malwal reiterated government commitment to fully implement the signed revitalized agreement, saying the overall situation in his country has improved since September 2018.

"Since the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, the overall situation in South Sudan in terms of security, peace, and economic has improved noticeably," he said


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  • 11 March 2019 08:19, by Midit Mitot

    I concur with this article, South Sudan government need to be serious on this peace revitalized, instead of continues looting the country resources, peace is for all.

    • 11 March 2019 08:25, by Midit Mitot

      That illegal recruitment will be compare to Mathianganyoor recruitment that was destroyed this country, otherwise government need to stop such a criminal act if we all mean peace.

      • 11 March 2019 11:48, by South South

        Midit Mitot , IO is doing illegal recruitment with under age children, US should point that out.

        • 11 March 2019 12:28, by Midit Mitot

          South South,
          Let us be frank and sincere since we mean to have durable peace in our country, Juba government is now recruiting soldiers in Bare-legazal the same place where Mathiang Anyoor where recruited. Is there any peace now if those activities are still underway?

          • 11 March 2019 12:34, by South South

            Midit Mitot ,

            I am so surprised to see you turning blind eyes to what IO is doing with under age men recruitment. Peace is not that easy as we think. There are many issues on the way to it, but people need to work hard to overcome them. We will overcome all these things.

            • 11 March 2019 12:54, by Midit Mitot

              South South,

              Since we are all peace makers, let us talk with the reasonable capacity, Government is now recruiting soldiers in Mapel the village call MER, and Warrap in the village call WEK, can you tell me where the IO is recruiting people?

              • 11 March 2019 13:29, by South South

                Midit Mitot ,

                This is the best try from your side. Just naming some Dinka village names is not an evidence of truth. Do you have documents, pictures, eye witnesses to back your claim? I can give long list of villages in Nuer area and claim that recruitments are going on there. Let’s encourage our leaders to work hard for peace. Our people have paid heavy prices for senseless war, we need peace

    • 11 March 2019 17:17, by garrak1520

      Use your own resources to support peace, rather than war and corruption and meaningless Kiir trips. Increase oil output, to increase revenues in a transparent manner to support the agreement’s implementation and provide services to South Sudan’s people, nothing more nothing less. Stop tribal war. Khartoum is burning, so time to change direction.

  • 11 March 2019 12:12, by Eastern

    Jonathan Cohen is succintly clear. The tribal kleptocracy needs to be CALLED OUT for them to act sane. The regime has enough dime at its disposal: it doesn’t pay salaries, it doesn’t pay for basic services to the populace and yet it boasts of increased oil output. So where does the money go?! The issue of recruitment raised by Kiir is a diversionery tactics...

    • 11 March 2019 18:31, by jubaone

      What the US should aggressively do, is support covert activities of NAS/SSNMC/PDM that would ultimately pin down
      or topple the jienge regime.That way, sanity would return. These baboons dont think, they need whooping

  • 11 March 2019 12:20, by Eastern

    Very shameful for a man representing an "oil producing country" at the UN talking the way Bona Malwal did...! By the way, all the donor money is hard earned money from taxpayers elsewhere in the world where people have COMPASSION for humanity. Now savages in South Sudan want to be bankrolled even to stop fighting, others are stranded in Aweil unable to reach their villages to "preach peace"...

    • 11 March 2019 12:30, by South South

      Monkey just dive in.

      • 11 March 2019 12:37, by Eastern

        Yes, that’s how to deal with dickheads of the shithole countries...! What don’t you have cattle? Oil? You have EVERYTHING so why are you whining about lack of cash to implement the flawed pact? Monkeys are far better off for they don’t beg nor toil for their food and everything, they are the masters of their destinies. We will FRUSTRATE you idiots!

        • 11 March 2019 12:42, by South South

          "What don’t you have cattle?", language of monkeys.

    • 11 March 2019 14:14, by jubaone

      Thank you. Only if these baboons had some critical mass of sanity, things would have worked. We must acknowledge that the jienge is innately incorrigible. He must be left like that luak ox that shits, urinates and sleeps on the same spot without any sense of disgust. We Equatorians CANT are and in no way responsible to change them. Lets just focus on ourselves. Period. Don’t give a shit.

  • 11 March 2019 14:23, by Equatoria1

    Welldone USA, these Jienge shits thinks they can fool anyone in 2019 just like that!!!

    How can you launch war on party that have signed CoH and continue recruiting yet pretending to be the angels of peace??? Jienge should get the hell out of here. Not long, you will feel the real hit

  • 11 March 2019 17:23, by One people

    The unknowing knowing. USA been recruiting other people that are from other nations or other country into their military, than brainwash them to be against their original nation or original country where they came from, and also, making them pay texas at the same time. Was that legal or illegal? And why we can’t ask for help," if there are people from our country been paying texas to them?

    • 11 March 2019 17:50, by One people

      Why Americans are always talking about South Sudan Gov, IO, been recruiting young people into the military without any evidence," especially, when we South Sudanese asked them to help us with something? You South Sudanese who are supporting Mr. Cohen, said. You need to think before you support anything. No one in this world can be successful without help. Even jesus said that.

      • 11 March 2019 18:25, by One people

        Jesus said, you all should help each other, in order for all of you to make your world a better place or else, there will be some people in your world will suffer, because they might not know how to think right.So, who ever on Gov side or IO side,you all should work together or to help each other to make that peace implementation complete inseat of believing a word. Your people want to rest.

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