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Kiir and Machar to resume talks on Wednesday: official


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

September 10, 2019 (JUBA) - The second face-to-face meeting between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek will resume on Wednesday due to Kiir’s busy schedules, an official said.

“This is due to the fact that the President is engaged on other things that are also necessary for the country,” Ateny Wek Ateny, the spokesperson for the presidency told reporters in Juba on Tuesday.

He added, “The second phase of discussion on the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, and that is the political process, will begin tomorrow.”

Both Kiir and his rival on Tuesday agreed to ensure the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity is formed by November.

The South Sudan rebel leader, in Juba on a short visit, was last in the country’s capital in October 2018 for celebrations to mark the signing of the revitalized peace deal.

The meeting between the two leaders, observers say, is a significant step towards the formation of the new transitional unity government.

On Monday, South Sudan’s cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said the meeting between the two leaders was to assess the progress on implementation of the country’s 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 of 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.


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  • 11 September 2019 07:42, by Eastern


    Kiir has in effect IMPRISONED Dr. Machar in Juba.

    The issue of the NUMBER OF STATES & BOUNDARIES can not be slept over - they need to be discussed and agreed or disagreed on...! Dr. Machar may be forced to remain in Juba till November 12, 2019, but if the underlying issues are NOT resolved, Kiir and sycophants will be flogging a dead SKINNY COW..!

    • 11 September 2019 08:16, by South South


      You are very stupid. The issue of the state numbers is not important to us, maybe to you and other monkeys (minority). We are moving forward with the things we believe are important to us and to our country, done. You again start lying about Riek in Juba. We will teach you very dear lessons you will never forget. Wait until November when our government of national unity is formed.

      • 11 September 2019 11:21, by Eastern

        South South,

        FUCK YOUR SKINNY MOTHER, you jenge moron; what do you know other than insults..?!

        I will now henceforth use insults to deal with you, scumbag.

        What’s your problem, you douche bag of jenge clueless, moron..?!

        • 11 September 2019 13:07, by The Rhino


          Good job!You stuffed that moron called ’South South’ mouthful with his own shit.He is the leading stray dog on this forum who barks at the loudest, followed by that derailed crazy Bangi man called ’Pakuai’ and few others.They deserve stomping.What for disgusting vagrants!

        • 11 September 2019 14:13, by jubaone

          South South is the prototype of a true jienge; unreachable,block-headed and simply untouchable. Like the HIV/AIDS. The only way to deal with such is attack without compromise. Intelligent responses to his callous statements are worthless cuz he’s too stupid to understand. The jienge is a combination of a donkey and a Taliban, nothing good except a good whooping.

    • 11 September 2019 10:51, by Kush Natives

      Stop talking shit, the majority people in this country need peace to prevail. Monkey talk isn’t allowed here.

      • 11 September 2019 11:03, by Malakal county Simon

        Kush Native.

        Instead of insulting, will you be able to tell us why meeting was adjourned for??


        • 11 September 2019 11:27, by Eastern

          Malakal county Simon,

          Thanks. That’s what this South South THING seems to be imparting on many other morons out there - give your opinion rather than spwe insults for you be warned that you don’t have monoploy to insults..!

          Educate them.....

          • 11 September 2019 12:38, by Malakal county Simon

            You welcome brother Eastern. Sometimes one has to have a really good reason to compell the audience to back up the side he or she took.... Unfortunately, most of government supporters here on this website’s the likes of pakuai/South South, Kush Native and more has the lack of healthy and intellectual debate.. They are failing to bring IO and other armed group supporters on board!! This is a good e

      • 11 September 2019 11:24, by Eastern

        Kush Natives,

        What is this fuckery of majority you are still talking about when Nuer folks have been cantoned and fed in UN facilities since 2014....Why should the majority not be doing their things without even bothering with what an known Eastern thinks and say...You seemed to be having your head inside that stinky hind part of the cow...!

  • 11 September 2019 09:42, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    Dear South Sudanese Citizens,
    You have role as an individual to make South Sudan a great nation again without Kiir and Machar. Both Kiir and Machar has responsibility to move South Sudan to the peak without Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia or Western World. #Givepeaceachance

    • 11 September 2019 10:59, by Malakal county Simon

      I’m just wondering what other issues that are important and need president to engage other than meeting Dr Machar?? I just hope that president Salva will not change his mind on what already been agreed upon.... Weirdest excused ever!!!!!!

      • 11 September 2019 11:31, by Eastern

        Malakal county Simon,

        Thanks for seeing the big picture...

        Kiir wants to CORNER Dr. Machar once and for all by dilly dallying up to November 12, 2019 when any other outstanding issues on the R-ARCSS will be OVERTAKEN BY EVENTS - opportunists in regime and opposition will be having their turns to eat. Pigs like South South are free to continue bleating here...!

        • 11 September 2019 12:41, by Malakal county Simon

          All good brother..

          We are watching very closely, for any evils plan against the peace loving people’s leader..............

      • 11 September 2019 12:51, by The Rhino

        Malakal county Simon,

        Here are the reasons why Kiir cancelled the meeting yesterday.Others say,drunkard Kiir had too much Whiskey and was still struggling with hangovers to meet Riak Machar.In the other hand,some say he/Kiir urgently retreated to his tribal decision makers JCE to get advice on how to deal with Riak Machar,since he Kiir is always too weak to make pivotal decisions on his own......

        • 11 September 2019 12:59, by The Rhino

          Malakal county Simon,

          ..Other people rumored,he was meeting Sudanese rebels who are also having their separate simultaneous peace negotiations taking place in Juba.But all in all,for whatever reasons it must’ve been,he should not have scrapped a fixed protocol,given the nature of urgency of that meeting and limited time constraint now left before forming a unity gov’t.Something wrong is going on!

          • 11 September 2019 14:43, by Malakal county Simon

            Thanks brother The Rhino.

            There is no romurs without a fire.. Let see how this meeting will end!!

            • 11 September 2019 16:03, by james john luka

              Dear all false prophets,
              Your prophecies are proven wrong, the meeting had ended successfully with both sides upbeat about the progress made. No detention as some had predicted before.

              • 11 September 2019 16:50, by Eastern

                Even a jackass like you trying to give update on the Kiir-Machar jokes..?!

                The meeting ended in near stalemate: Kiir, as I predicted, remained stuck on the JCE engineered 32 tribal enclaves. A new idea of copting Malong and Cirilo was floated. Malong may take the bait, but Thomas Cirilo will prove a tough nut to crack. Kiir and Machar are passing the buck to IBC for the second time - madness..!

                • 11 September 2019 17:45, by james john luka

                  Yes jackass like us do follow peace news to update peace lovers and prove wrong those false prophets and vampires alike, who wish war to continue in order to make their living through conspiracy writings or reporting the ugly news of the war. Shame on you.

              • 11 September 2019 18:42, by The Rhino

                james john luka,

                A.k.a.Ajam Ajoh Aluk..look,it seems you are indeed a total fool,jumping up and down here for no reasons.The meeting today between Kiir and Machar was utterly fruitless.It was wack!They missed to concur on security arrangements as well as number of states,instate they played raw politics in which they concluded to push all issues to the next IGAD summit and new IBC to handle the..

                • 11 September 2019 18:51, by The Rhino

                  Ajam Ajoh Aluk,

                  ..key provisions, namely security issues and number of states respectively.One crucial point was to involve non signatories (NAS of Gen.Thomas Cirillo Swaka/whom I’m very proud of and SSUF of Paul Malong) to come join their shaky peace, which of course will be squashed down the drain.The meeting was worthless.It was none but pure and continued fermentation of the status quo.......

                  • 11 September 2019 19:04, by The Rhino

                    Ajam Ajoh Aluk,

                    ..Armed groups must keep on pounding and matching, till they achieve victory.They must never surrender to these ghouls,and give up to liberate South Sudan from all vermin and bloodsuckers!So,ya Ajam Ajoh Aluk,its still going to be some long,turbulent,rocky road ahead,don’t foolishly quack around yet.The GUNs please!!!

                    • 12 September 2019 10:23, by james john luka

                      The Rhino,
                      The real animal analysis, mixing it up, distorting everything to suit and feed his anger. Do you think all people think and see the world around them using your eyes and retard brain ya idiot? You want to make us your cheap analysis and not the principle themselves?
                      This is typical animal with less brain to body mass ratio.

                      • 12 September 2019 10:28, by james john luka

                        The Rhino,
                        The real animal analysis, mixing it up, distorting everything to suit and feed his anger. Do you think all people think and see the world around them using your eyes and retard brain ya idiot? You want to make us believe in your cheap analysis and not the principals themselves?
                        This is the typical animal with less brain to body mass ratio.

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