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Kiir, Machar agree on timely formation of unity government


South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar (L) and President Salva Kiir in Juba on September 8, 2019 (PPU)

September 9, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar have both agreed to ensure the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity is formed by November.

This was agreed during a face-to-face meeting of the two leaders in the capital, Juba Monday. Kiir and Machar last met in April at the Vatican, Rome.

Machar last visited Juba in October 2018, for celebrations to mark the signing of the revitalized peace deal.

The chairperson of the National Pre-Transitional Committee, Tut Gatluak reiterated the commitment of two South Sudanese leaders in ensuring the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity is timely formed.

“The meeting focused on the need to timely establish the security arrangements, especially in ensuring that the necessary Eighty-Three Thousand forces for the protection of the presidency are mobilized, trained and ready for the task,” he said.

On his part, the South Sudanese cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said the meeting was to assess the progress on implementation of security arrangements.

“We reviewed progress on cantonment sites, we reviewed progress on supplies to cantonment sites and the process of screening,” Lomuro told reporters in Juba.

“We have made miles of positive things that are meeting towards the creation of unified forces before November,” he added.

South Sudan descended into war in mid-December 2013 when Kiir accused his former deputy-turned rebel leader for plotting a coup.

In September 2018, the rival factions involved in the conflict signed a peace deal to end the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over 2 million people in the country.

The power-sharing arrangements under the deal were supposed to take effect in May, but the process was delayed by six months until November as both sides disagreed on security arrangements.


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  • 10 September 2019 10:44, by Kush Natives

    Good move! Stick to it. The unity transitional period begin in said time frame. Let us all begins it together, no child left behind.

  • 10 September 2019 12:22, by rossbelongstoall

    Nothing mentioned about the number of states and their boundaries? This meeting seems to be a waste of time if they were not able to address that issue.

  • 10 September 2019 12:45, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    Dear leaders,The issue of States to which the members of Independent Boundaries Commission (IBC) could not be decision of Kiir and Machar. This is need opinions and referendum for all ordinary citizens. I urge the country’s leaders to go to back to 10 states. The current 32 states are the one fuel conflicts and calamities between south Sudanese communities.

  • 10 September 2019 16:45, by Ram Mi Ran

    This is a good move if not change later on by Jieng Council of Elders and also wine in other hand. But if they didn’t discus and agreed on the number of States and boundaries then nothing has been done. The best option for now is to go back to 10 States and discuss the number of States and boundaries during or after the end of transitional government.

    • 10 September 2019 17:14, by james john luka

      Ram mi Ran,
      you need to be optimistic at this moment, negative talks are for pessimist. "Jienge Council of Elders, Wine in other hand" for what? "Good move" is enough and that’s all. Peace era is on the horizon!!!!!

  • 10 September 2019 18:14, by Eastern

    The issue of the number of states is BIGGER THAN KIIR & MACHAR....The on-going talks in Juba is a two-man affairs; South Sudanese, you deserve better...!

    • 10 September 2019 18:42, by Eastern

      .....IGAD can continue with the FUCKERY....


      As long as long as IGAD’s ’happiness’ can CLOSE DOWN Kakuma, Bidibidi and other refugee camps, I am more than happy with the happiness......South South = Jackass....!

      • 10 September 2019 18:52, by jubaone

        1. IBC hasn’t been conclusive on borders and number of states.
        2. Demilitarization of Juba hasn’t been effected.
        3. Dr. Riek and Kiirminal are silent on federal system of governance which is contingent on item 1.
        4. Peace without involving Equatoria based groups like NAS, SSNMC is worthless.

        • 10 September 2019 19:01, by jubaone

          The mood here in Juba today is sombre. No street enchanting and most Nuers in PoCs are pessimistic given the consistent reneging from both belligerents. Peace can only come to SS once NAS, SSNMC in Equatoria are on board anything else is bullshit. Bahr el Ghasal has had peace since 2005, so what?

      • 10 September 2019 22:37, by South South


        You are talking shit, jubaone is talking shit and Rhino is talking shit too. 32 states are staying, in your face.

  • 10 September 2019 19:07, by jubaone

    Indicators that peace is coming :
    1.Withdrawal of all SSDinka Forces from occupied lands, schools in Equatoria.
    2. Jienge vagabonds and drifters in Nimule, Magwi, Gumbo to start repatriation to their regions paving way for Equatorian returnees to resettle in their ancestral lands.
    3. Fast and concrete reforms in the military and security sectors.

    • 10 September 2019 19:20, by jubaone

      1. Why must Dr. Riek first obtain permission from IGAD to travel anywhere including Juba?
      2. Why is he not allowed to freely visit his troops in the areas he controls?
      3. Why can’t the kiirminal visit any towns in SS even those controlled by IO as a sign of goodwill or authority?
      4. A second J1 showdown is not ruled out.

      • 10 September 2019 21:57, by The Rhino


        Excellent questions!Answer is very simple,..b’cos dummy Riak Machar is also playing their rotten games without even realizing it.He had best chances to have turned Juba into hell shortly after Dec.2013 massacre and between 2013 and July 2016,by mobilizing his Nuer people and trusting Equatoria’s finest intelligent sources and warriors.Kiir and JCE tyranny would’ve been smothered long....

        • 10 September 2019 22:09, by The Rhino


          ..time ago.Companies like IGAD or others are often driven by greed and parasitism,they always adjust their policies to the highest bidder on the ground.If you are a man entitled with a crucial mission,you don’t necessarily waste time listening to or taking pacifying advices from such people,period!Now as we speak,the fucking JCE bloodsuckers are actively advising boy Kiir how to handle..

          • 10 September 2019 22:18, by The Rhino


            ..Riak Machar before he returns to Khartoum.This was the reason why Kiir postponed his meeting with Riak Machar today.Similar situation like this happened in 2015,in which Kiir had to urgently pull brakes and consult tribal JCE vermin for advices before signing the agreement, this is definitely a poor and wicked way of decision making for someone like himself as a ’leader’.The way I.....

            • 10 September 2019 22:36, by The Rhino


              ..see it, things are going to get very bloody!Unless of course Riak Machar falls back into the lust of enticing nyagatism,capitulates,give up all struggling hopes and is now poised to kissing Kiir’s ass and embracing JCE reckless pursuit for tribal policies/Dinkanisation at all cost.But behold!NAS is here to stay.A very important factor to the Equation.NAS warriors are ready to whoop....

              • 10 September 2019 22:41, by The Rhino


                ..whoop ass until Equatoria is free!We’ll give them sleepless nights in all splendor.Savages have no place in Equatoria,full stop!

        • 10 September 2019 22:40, by South South

          The Rhino,

          What shit excellent questions you are talking about. Our country is in our hands and we will do anything we want. You and jubaone have to choose to live with monkeys or come and join us while your tails are tucked.

          • 10 September 2019 22:56, by The Rhino

            South South,

            Believe it or not,I have a very long list of JCE members across the globe.You are one of them.Your oldies/Dinka elders like Ambose Thiik,Aldo Ajo Deng,etc (about 12 of them,real core Dinka vermin) are just the initiators.But the junior members meant to realize jiengeism/Dinkanization in this country were recruited shortly after the referendum 2011.South Sudanese by then were busy....

            • 10 September 2019 23:00, by The Rhino

              South South,

              ..voting for separation,you were busy cooking ill plans against South Sudanese.It was wrong,weak and backstabbing.Now your plans are revealing big holes in them.You are finished MTNs!

            • 11 September 2019 00:52, by jubaone

              Dont worry about these old jienge criminals jce. These homeless oldies have nowhere to go. They would die of old age and hunger and their bodies either dragged to the bushes to be eaten by hyenas and vultures. They are jobless and they must survive by pretending to advice the kiirminal. At least in Juba they can feed themselves and their families with stolen state money. Jienge parasites.

          • 11 September 2019 00:42, by jubaone

            South South
            Bla..bla..bla..jienge kaffir. Jiengelands have had peace since 2005 so what? Nothing. Just a pack of wild baboons. Since war started in Equatoria, SS has never known peace. Take it or die; peace in Equatoria is peace in SS, jiengelands or Nuerlands are completely irrelevant to us. Kill yourselves in your areas and Equatoria would still develop. We lead, you simply follow.

            • 11 September 2019 21:35, by Anthony

              Kaffir? You’re also a kaffir since you’re most likely not a muslim. You don’t even know what kaffir means.(it means a person who doesn’t follow islam) Maybe you’re like idi amin(the fat,ugly ape looking karo who followed a religion that enslaves black people. Not surprised to see an abeed like yourself following it’s masters religion and using his language.

              • 11 September 2019 21:38, by Anthony

                The childish, low IQ chimps is definitely running out of things to say(due to it’s low IQ of under 57( even koko the gorilla had a higher IQ than that🤣)

                Lol what a retarded,inbred dumbass.🤣

  • 11 September 2019 08:18, by Kush Natives

    Attention all commentators! It seems like majority of you are flipping everything upside down here. Being said, why are you dragging on non existent issue out here? 32 states issue is completely gone for good! Whoever whispering on that is causing an another problem, few of us brought this up long time ago that such issue need referendum, but few keep ignoring it....

    • 11 September 2019 15:19, by james john luka

      I wonder why South Sudanese speak volume when it comes to expressing hatred and rages, but fail to suggest practical solutions or show love to one another.
      Does it mean we are best at causing problems and poor in problem solving?

      Ingenious is the human quality. which we should be portraying at all time.

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