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S. Sudan opposition movements demand dialogue with Kiir


October 2, 2019 (NAIROBI) – Members of the South Sudan Opposition Movements (SSOM) alliance have demanded dialogue with President Salva Kiir’s government, saying it is the only “genuine” and “meaningful” way of achieving lasting peace in the young nation.

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The group, in a statement, expressed dismay at what it described as President Salva Kiir’s withdrawal of earlier calls for a peaceful resolution, through dialogue, with non-signatories to the peace deal.

“We, the South Sudan Opposition Movements alliance, believe that it is only through genuine, open, and meaningful dialogue, that durable and sustainable peace can be found in South Sudan,” partly reads the statement.

It added, “A peace that will be founded on the principles of truth, justice, accountability, forgiveness, healing, and reconciliation”.

Separately, the opposition movement alliance also criticized David Shearer, the head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), after he attributed the surge in violence in the country to the activities of non-signatories to the September 2018 peace deal.

“We are saddened that the head of the UNMISS has now largely apportioned the still-ongoing “political violence” taking place within South Sudan, as being accountable to the non-signatories of the R-ARCSS,” the group noted.

The alliance said although they were not a party to the peace deal, their forces have not been engaged or instigated military offensives.

“In essence, labelling we, the non-signatories to the R-ARCSS, as "peace spoilers"; and as the culprits of the continued political and military unrest in our country. This is incorrect,” it stressed.

The South Sudanese opposition movements stated that as a co-signatory to the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA), they will respectfully abide by and uphold the CoHA.

Meanwhile, the group called upon the international community, and the old friends of the downtrodden people of South Sudan to exert maximum pressure on President Kiir and his transitional government in Juba so that he “exercises responsible and genuine political will towards searching for durable and sustainable peace in South Sudan".

South Sudan descended into war in December 2013 when Kiir accused Machar 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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  • 3 October 2019 09:49, by Eastern

    This is STUPIDY of the highest order - if you give a jenge man this amount of relevance, you are cooked!

    Kiir does not need diplomacy; he neither needs dialogue but brut force.

    Look at where Kiir has taken Dr. Machar and company for a ride!

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    • 3 October 2019 10:59, by Midit Mitot


      Those are crook politicians and aimless idiots looking for the positions, we don,t need them at all, we need only NAS and Malong movement in National Government.

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      • 3 October 2019 11:40, by Midit Mitot


        Those who were rebel after 2013 genocide are call positions seekers, they are army-less, accept Paul Malong and Thomas Cirrilo these two need to be involves in the National Government.

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        • 5 October 2019 01:23, by The Rhino


          Good job!South Sudan will never change under the same corrupt rotten Dinka gov’t!Explicit details are in The Sentry Report!The status quo will remain as long as South Sudan is still led by the same disgusting ’leaders’.Now if Opposition groups at this juncture fidget and start to get naive and fall for the whole nonsense circulating this fake peace,then they’ve pathetically lost!

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          • 5 October 2019 01:29, by The Rhino


            ..The painful struggles and sacrifices they’ve made so far would instantly disappear in thin air for nothing!Here are few take aways people must take very seriously 1).Gen.Thomas Cirillo’s NAS must stay focused and not loose track fighting for Equatoria,b’cos the fake peace never addressed problems they started out against.If Dinka are not ready to address those issues from the..

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            • 5 October 2019 01:37, by The Rhino


              ..outside,how would they accept to change their minds when NAS gets to Juba?2).Riak Machar will never smell reforms if he joins Kiir and the fucking evil JCE clan.Even Bantu Museveni of Uganda would be glad and ready this time to liquidate and finish off this Riak Machar,should he Riak Machar proof to be stubborn again while in Juba.Therefore Machar should instate mobilize his...

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              • 5 October 2019 01:46, by The Rhino


                ..people and stage for Upper Nile,where he would be free and rule his people with full authority.3).Gen.Paul Malong should go ahead and bitterly fight for Aweil and his folks.Its evidently true without any doubt after such a long time in history, that we the three peoples of Equatoria,Upper Nile and Bahr El Gazal can never live peacefully together.Facts are in the books and on...

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                • 5 October 2019 02:08, by The Rhino


                  ..the ground.We must never delusion ourselves and think that we are one people while raping,looting and killing one another.This is fucking nonsense!We must go our separate ways,its the best way for everyone.Same thing like a bad marriage,you can’t encourage or force partners to continue a hateful relationship if its long dead or has turned extremely violent,NO!Equatexit,NOW!

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    • 4 October 2019 09:23, by Joyuma John

      Eastern, there is no option for NAS, but the one that you may consider to be the most stupidity of highest order is the most valuable resource in NAS hand, NAS can not management to go to Jieng land for brutality, as You think, also NAS political Ideology and Realism is not about Jieng and if it is about Jieng then they should have gone to Jieng areas so far.

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      • 4 October 2019 12:03, by Eastern

        Joyuma John,

        I have be consistent on this, Kiir either changes or he remains recalcitrant and we see where this country he wants to treat as jenge-only homeland would head to. NAS or indeed any South Sudan has the right to use the resouces of the country to secure the land: Kiir is using oil & gold, others are using what they have their hands on...!

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    • 4 October 2019 19:14, by jubaone

      Over 75% of all mathiang nyors have either been put out of action, killed or maimed and pose no serious threats. The SSDinka Force is now bitterly hoping that Nuer nyagats come to their aid. Defection of Taban Gai and now Ochan Puot was ochrestrated by Akol Koor. In Equatoria, most were wiped out by IO and now by NAS. See these invalids roaming around in Juba and eating from thrash bins

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  • 4 October 2019 09:20, by Kush Natives

    Who’re these monkeys? Why always talking backwards? We’ve told those shit long ago to join people’s peace, no one was really paying attention. Foreign puppets are not allowed to join anything this time, let useless goons remain regretting in the jungle.

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    • 4 October 2019 18:57, by jubaone

      Bush Natives
      That’s absolutely rubbish and jienge trash to suggest NAS wants to talk to the Kiirminal. The joint SSUF/Real-SPLM use NAS as a scapegoat. If NAS wanted to talk to the Kiirminal, it would have done that unilaterally without coalescing with fugitive Malong and loser Pagan. NAS must do it alone and count on Equatorians. Others are worthless and won’t help.

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      • 4 October 2019 19:03, by jubaone

        Bush Natives
        Just go home and develop your stinking luaks and shut up on peace. Jienges and nyagateen don’t know peace. Peace to them is once their large ugly mouths are stuffed with food and so shut up or when they are dead. Equatorians must be idiots to even talk peace with fools. You wipe all Equatorians and take our lands or you expect nasty revenge in 1, 5, 10,100 years. No compromise.

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    • 4 October 2019 19:20, by jubaone

      Bush Natives
      You can thrust this jienge-nyagat peace into your naked shitholes. No peace deal till Equatoria speaks. You have had peace since 2005 but like any tailless baboons haven’t developed yourselves. Only eat, sleep and shit around. Wild animals do that and you jienges aren’t that different either.

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