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SPLM/A-IO welcomes US, UK calls for a unity government


October 13, 2019 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM/A-IO) has welcomed calls from the United States and United Kingdom for the urgent need to resolve the outstanding issues before the formation of the national unity government in November.

The group, in a statement issued on Monday, said it remains fully committed to the full implementation of the revitalized peace agreement in letter and spirit.

“In this spirit, the statements by the US and UK ambassadors, will go a long way in highlighting and curbing the intransigence of a regime which has been flaunting and contravening the Agreement with impunity since we first signed it in 2015,” partly reads the statement signed by the SPLM/A-IO public relations chairman,” Mabior Garang.

The armed opposition official also accused the Juba regime of “deliberately” to impose unreasonable outstanding issues, which, he stressed, have become stumbling blocks to the peace process.

He said the SPLM/A-IO is fully committed to a peaceful resolution to the conflict through the categorical implementation of the provisions of the deal, including its Chapter V on transitional justice, accountability, reconciliation and healing.

The country’s main political party had earlier warned that it would not be part of the formation of a South Sudan’s transitional national unity government unless all the outstanding issues were resolved.

Last week, the United Nations Security Council appealed to the parties to the revitalized peace agreement in South Sudan to continue meeting regularly to resolve outstanding substantive issues needed for formation of a transitional national unity government.

The 15-member Council, in a statement, said the agreement signed in September last year, is a major step forward in the peace process and offers real hope for peace and stability in Africa’s newest nation.

South Sudan descended into war in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup, allegations the latter dismissed.

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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  • 14 October 2019 10:09, by The Rhino


    Keywords here are,..Justice,Accountability,Reconciliation and Healing.Most importantly Justice and Accountability,otherwise there’s NO peace in South Sudan!Those found guilty by the people/law must immediately be hanged before the public,full stop!

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    • 14 October 2019 10:50, by jubaone

      These words to the jienges are simply "catch words" and have NO meanings. Jienges dont believe in justice, they´re accountable to nobody and will never seek reconciliation nor healing. That is their culture. We Equatorians must seek our own path and treat them as jellaba. We DID NOT reconcile with jellaba, why should we with jienges? NEVER. Its either them or us. Case closed.

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      • 14 October 2019 15:30, by james john luka

        Rhino & Jubaone
        Remember those white men are not gods to wag your tail before them to solve your problems. They sometimes push you to commit suicide instead. Remember they do abandon their friends abruptly like what is happening now in Syria and they did it too in 1975 to Vietnamese. So talking of simultaneous solution is a joke. Do you think these two leaders can make peace and go to jail?

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        • 14 October 2019 15:32, by james john luka

          Rhino & Jubaone
          If you think so, then you are the real idiots.

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          • 14 October 2019 16:39, by The Rhino

            james john luka aka ajam ajoh aluk,

            You are definitely a racist and pathetic tribal punk, just like that crazy Bangi man from Bor Jonglei called Pakuai who clearly hates white people "creeps" he says,..better be very careful fool!Good God,were it not been for the vigorous support of the American foreign policy and their former presidents, you fucking Dinka savages would still be shoveling cow....

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            • 14 October 2019 16:45, by The Rhino

              ajam ajoh aluk,

              ..dungs under arabs bondage.You damned vermin are biting too mush stuff into your stinking mouths than you can chew.Your misrule will end soon!

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              • 15 October 2019 10:13, by james john luka

                Your cheap analysis is failing you to understand the realities. Who is racist and tribal here? I am telling the truth, you can’t ask someone to make peace and at the same time asking him to go to jail or to be hang. That is not logic to a sound mind only an idiot like you may do that. you talk of American foreign policy that help us, yes it help but subjective to interest.

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          • 14 October 2019 21:58, by jubaone

            John Luka
            How disgusting it is that such learned jienges like you have had no relevance to your own Jienge folks. Jiengelands will remain the eternal shitholes as long as people like you hide in the diaspora and expect Equatorians to develop you. NO. Take it or hang yourself, Equatoria is SS and you jienges have to follow us. The white people know that too.

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            • 14 October 2019 22:01, by jubaone

              John Luka,
              Such a human waste, that jienge benydits and bandits have stolen left and right and yet their jiengelands have made no difference to pre-colonial times. How long will you remain dormant and dull?

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              • 15 October 2019 10:49, by james john luka

                You are a big fool not to identify my identity and my whereabouts. I am a South Sudanese living in Juba and by the way being on government side does not qualify one to become a Dinka. Do you know how many nonedinkas are working for the government? Did they qualify to be dinkas. You are nothing but a bastard from Malakia tormented by separation of South from north.

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