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Resolve outstanding issues before unity gov’t is formed: SPLM-IO


SPLM-Io leader Riek Machar speaks at the peace celebration day in Juba on 31 October 2018 (AP Photo).

October 16, 2019 (NAIROBI) – The armed opposition faction (SPLM/A-IO) will not be part of any government formed if outstanding issues in the peace agreement are not resolved, an official said Thursday.

“Our position as SPLM/IO is that if the outstanding issues on the security arrangements (that is the training and deployment of the unified 83,000 organized forces) and the political decision on the number of states and its boundaries is not resolved,” said Manawa Gatkouth, the SPLM-IO deputy head of the information committee.

Last month, South Sudan President Salva Kiir was quoted saying the coalition government would be formed on November 12 regardless of whether the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar returns to Juba or not.

But the Gatkouth told Sudan Tribune that any government formed on November 12 without addressing the outstanding issues is not a Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU).

He said the SPLM-IO is fully committed to the implementation process.

“We are asking all the parties who are our peace partners to commit fully to the implementation of all the provisions of the R-ARCSS [Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan] as well,” stressed Gatkouth.

He appealed to the regional bloc (IGAD), regional leaders and the international community to focus on the full implementation of the R-ARCSS instead of pushing for R-TGoNU’s formation on November 12.

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

The 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 South Sudan.

South Sudan descended into war in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy 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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  • 17 October 2019 10:48, by Midit Mitot

    That,s our stand (position) Manawa Peter,

    It would be our foolishness to accept such a deal from Juba regime to form the National government an yet never resolved security arrangement, number of the states and their boundaries.

    • 17 October 2019 11:40, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      This is the stand of all peace loving South Sudanese. Implement the agreement fully in letter and spirit. reduce the number of states and implement the security arrangements as stipulated in the agreement. We are tired of war. South Sudan is a laughing stock in the whole world just because of people who want to stick to power without developing the nation.

      • 17 October 2019 12:38, by Pakuai

        Kwacha Okonyomoi,
        Reduce the number of states, my arse. That is not going to happen loser. If some South Sudanese feel insure in their own states, then they can just join the states they feel comfortable with and get away with. Let ’our ke nyantoc’ manage their own states. They are South Sudanese like everybody else. But their reckless and believe in their Ngundeng Buong magician has bogged down>>

        • 17 October 2019 12:39, by Pakuai

          our country and people and it is payback time. fellows.

          • 17 October 2019 13:06, by The Rhino


            Bangi man,you already have your states in Bahr Al Gazal,why are you still squatting in Equatoria,you drug addict?Jonglei is not even your home region,greedy junk!

        • 17 October 2019 12:44, by The Rhino

          Kwacha Okonyomoi,

          South Sudan will always remain a laughing stock to the region and whole world as long as Kiir and his savages are in power.These greedy chaotic bastards and their stooges(like that street dog james john luka) love to loot and promote anarchy in this country.The rotten tribal regime in Juba is not serious about peace implementation, here are few facts:1).Dinka tribal forces are..

          • 17 October 2019 12:51, by The Rhino

            Kwacha Okonyomoi,

            ..still occupying up to 30 plus civilian buildings mostly in Equatoria region and they refuse to move out to their respective cantonment sites.2).Juba and many other big towns are still heavily militarized with Dinka tribal forces,their militias and allied foreign mercenaries posing serious threat to peace.Many of these malnourished soldiers are buglers at night.3).Security.....

            • 17 October 2019 12:59, by The Rhino

              Kwacha Okonyomoi,

              ..arrangements,number of states and their boundaries are purposely left out unresolved by Kiir and his tribal bloodsuckers JCE b’cos they want the status quo to remain.Now given the above situations,I don’t think armed groups will find it easy to take any reasonable approach to make peace.These Oppositions groups should read the fine prints and look for alternatives.We are all..

              • 17 October 2019 13:01, by The Rhino

                Kwacha Okonyomoi,

                ..tired of war but will never ever tolerate the status quo to continue,NEVER!

              • 17 October 2019 14:05, by Midit Mitot

                The rhino,

                That,s the politics, I agreed with you as opposition group, if Kiir and his JCE does not comply with Revitalization peace accord then we will united and fuck them seriously.

          • 17 October 2019 15:00, by james john luka

            Who is street dog? Deken!!! you are the real stray dog of Konyokony, a vagabond!!

            • 17 October 2019 17:37, by The Rhino

              ajam ajoh aluk,

              You are definitely a product of a jienge raped victim.Half human,half savage,a worthless ass kisser calling himself an Equatorian.You’ll never be true Equatorian,we are the real ones!You vagrants must learn your place in society.Since you are one of those mixed up,confused bastards,you shut up when I talk!..lopiat!!!

              • 18 October 2019 08:54, by james john luka

                Real what? The real equatorians physically and mentally are; Dr. James Wani, Gen. Obote Mamur, Lomole Waya, Johnson Juma Okot, Jema Nunu Kumba, Luis Lobong,Ejituk, Antony Lino, Dr. Martin Elia,me James John etc. The list is long. These people had never Betray their fellow South Sudanese. Those of Rhino, Eastern, Jubaone etc. are sons of Diandries who don’t even know their biological father

                • 18 October 2019 10:57, by The Rhino

                  james john luka,aka ajam ajoh aluk,

                  I knew it,..you are one dumbass rookie,just like your fucking jienge savages.How can someone possibly come up with a list of more greedy ass kissers and call them real Equatorians?Other than Obuto M.Mette(ministry of interior),rest are just soup of greedy weak individuals who ’physically and mentally’ are only chasing food materials and gov’t positions.Obuto...

                  • 18 October 2019 11:04, by The Rhino

                    ajam ajoh aluk,

                    ..Mamur was removed from NSS b’cos fucking jienges are afraid of him to death, when he stands up and talk, he walks the walk!He once punched Kuol Manyang Juuk in his fucking face b’cos Manyang was flapping shit.I can give you full accounts on everyone of your greedy list.Starting from chihuahua James Wani down the list.This short ugly idiot betrayed not only us the KARO people....

                    • 18 October 2019 11:14, by The Rhino

                      ajam ajoh aluk,

                      ..but his own relatives in Lo’bonok.The weak bastard let thousands of marauding jienge savages ravage farms and lands in our territories and did or said nothing,shit!How do you call such person?J.J.Okot,since his early days with reckless Paul Malong,he J.J.Okot was responsible for all the massacre and displacements in Acholiland &Madiland.He deserves to be crucified upside down!..

                      • 18 October 2019 11:23, by The Rhino

                        ajam ajoh aluk,

                        ..Martin Elia Lomuro,a jienge servant,who is specialized on alcohol and hustling.Kiir gives him too much alcohol,only for him to talk nonsense before the international press, disgusting!Anthony Lino Makana(speaker of the house),is one political prostitute,who only amplifies what drunkard Kiir had said.Lobong Lojore,another greedy bastard who works against his own people.Honestly..

                        • 18 October 2019 11:40, by The Rhino

                          ajam ajoh aluk,

                          ..these are not true Equatorians!True leaders should’ve protected their own ancestral territories and communities and remain good examples for the next younger generation to look up to(role model),not only in Equatoria but South Sudan,Africa or even the world.But instead you bastards accommodate and promote jienge/nyagats rapists,looters and murderers in our backyards and accept..

                          • 18 October 2019 11:51, by The Rhino

                            ajam ajoh aluk,

                            ..their rotten culture of chaos,savagery and impunity,fuck!Now you damned jienge slave james,go tell your fake ’equatorians’ their time is running out.The Rhino,Eastern,Jubaone mean business.We are the true prophets who are well equipped and know everything.We will give you nightmares and hunt/chase you till the gates of hell, full stop!

                            • 18 October 2019 14:14, by james john luka

                              I know you are one of those South Sudanese who become patriots only when they are hungry. You called these great leaders greedy as kissers when they are the backbone of equatoria region in politics. You may be jealous of their wealth and positions, but no way they are their to stay. Now tell me who do you think are the great politicians in your views? You, Jubaone and Eastern? indigene!!

                              • 18 October 2019 17:22, by The Rhino

                                james john luka,

                                Listen loser, this is not about jealousy.Nothing makes me prouder than to see our entire KARO community & true Equatorians prosper and succeed in different fields.But once you become greedy and practice evil things jienge savages do i.e. rape little children, loot,murder innocent civilians or completely undertake nothing against it, only to receive a wicked gov’t position or.....

                                • 18 October 2019 17:29, by The Rhino

                                  james john loser,

                                  ..limited wealth,then you are crossing the red line.You become a disgusting bloodsucker,an enemy who absolutely deserves to be killed and destroyed by all means necessary.The Rhino,Eastern,Jubaone are experienced MTN hunters, we don’t play games!Stooges like you and all other ass kissers will be destroyed,on the ground or online.Our forefathers initiated and fought a good war...

                                  • 18 October 2019 17:34, by The Rhino

                                    james john loser,

                                    ..(Anyanya I).Therefore we owe them & those victims without voice or means to defend themselves a good fight.Get ready bastard!

                                    • 19 October 2019 13:51, by james john luka

                                      What a Psychic/ Medium!!! You are the experienced MTN hunters not revolutionists right? Then why do make noises here in political topics instead of waiting for tribal issues? You homicides. I think you are sons of those women who practice witchcraft and black magic to kills their neighbours and even relatives just to please their gods. You may destroy your perceived enemies on the ground...

                                      • 19 October 2019 13:54, by james john luka

                                        But not here online because you don’t have the brain to do that. Vampires!!!

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

                              I know you are one of those South Sudanese who become patriotic only when they are hungry. You called these great leaders greedy ass kissers when they are the backbone of equatoria region in politics. You may be jealous of their wealth and positions, but no way they are there to stay. Now tell me who do you think are the great politicians in your views? You, Jubaone and Eastern? indigence!!

                • 20 October 2019 07:45, by Imatong

                  Where is Alfred Ladu Gore....?, he has not been hard or seen for awhile, someone need to inform the public

              • 18 October 2019 10:22, by Anthony

                The Bitch
                LoL stupid fucking mundari cattle herder. Someone who looks like this https://www.instagram.com/p/uIGmdmzhHi/?igshid=1jcrtd8nl661s can’t judge whether others are human or not. Lol You’re the worlds blackest Nazi. A charcoal nazi i would say. Disgusting.

                Go fuck off and shower your head in cow urine with the rest of your ugly people you worthless mandari nigger

  • 17 October 2019 14:41, by Kenyang ll

    Riek Machar in middle of nowhere created 21 States forcing Kiir Mayar to divide the nation further. Like his great idea of 1991 of dividing SPLA in middle of nowhere, Riek doesn’t see consequences beyond his nose (greed for power). If he doesn’t join next Month, will government implement what he wanted while in cage in Khartoum?

  • 17 October 2019 14:55, by Kenyang ll

    ...Now, if there are those who daydream of reverting to 10 States, they should consider something else. It can’t happen. Future compromise will be either through national vote or create even more states. Which mean, Peace must wait; which is ok for those in government. I prefer 13 millions federal States, each state for each South Sudanese. There, do whatever you want.

    • 17 October 2019 15:16, by Eastern

      Kenyang ll,

      Kiir has been falling into Machar’s trap for a very long time...

      The consequencies of Kiir foolishly responding to Machar’s action of creating 21 states is not being felt much by the former but by the COMMON South Sudanese - Kiir is well fed inside J-One and Dr. Machar is having 4 course Sudanese cuisine in Khartoum! Who is the loser if not common person?!

      • 18 October 2019 12:13, by The Rhino


        Even the drought company IGAD,knowingly or unknowingly responded to Machars suggestions.We remember very well that,after they’ve thrown Machar into jail in South Africa they realized the war was still ravaging in S.Sudan,it was Machar then who proposed renegotiation of the 2015 peace agreement,now known as the revitalized agreement!Juba regime and IGAD are just worthless followers!

        • 18 October 2019 14:37, by Kenyang ll

          Eastern & The Rhino,
          No, that is not what I have in mind. He hasn’t invented anything other than having destroyed so many lives. Riek Machar is nothing other than reckless selfish and power greedy monster, a true enemy to entire country. People get it wrong when weak and unstable individuals like Salva Kiir awarded him for his crimes.

          • 18 October 2019 17:45, by The Rhino

            Kenyang II,

            One can say the same thing about tribal Kiir and his JCE members.In fact,your statements fit that illiterate tribal chief Kiir better than Machar.I’m not defending Machar here, since both of them have blood of innocent civilians in their hands.In contrary to Kiir Machar is looking for peace, but Kiir is blocking every chance for peace and selling out the country to foreign leaders!

            • 18 October 2019 21:55, by Pakuai

              The Rhino,
              There would not be president in South Sudan who would not be coming from ’a tribal background’, trust this chap. In fact the most tribal person in South Sudan is your Mr. Riek Machar. With the Jieng council of elders (JCEs), there is nothing you are going to do with them. Every community in South Sudan or indeed around the world has it elders. By the way the Jieng council of elders>>>>

              • 18 October 2019 22:01, by Pakuai

                (JCEs) are only after the greater Muonyjang community interest. And sometimes they can voice their concerns on issues that may affect the whole of ’South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’ just as ’a community block’. I always say, if the other South Sudanese elders feel that the JCEs has an undue influence over Mr. Salva Kiir government, then the other South Sudanese community elders can simply

                • 18 October 2019 22:08, by Pakuai

                  ’call out the Jieng council of elders (JCEs)’ to back off or sit down together and sort things out together as South Sudanese elders. In fact, South Sudanese ’elders and chiefs’ are highly regarded than even our lowly informed politicians. There is this Dinkas/muonyjiengs saying that says "what an elder can see while he/she is seated on his/her own chair, would take a young boy/girl to climb>>>>

                  • 18 October 2019 22:15, by Pakuai

                    a tall tree to spot". Elders have valuable experience. Here in greter Dinka/Muonjieng community. The elders used to send their boys SPLA with no questions and their boys died in huge numbers liberating South Sudan. All the ’South Sudanese elders’ are the ones letting our lowly informed and power hungry politician get away with things. They should have called Mr. Riek Machar, Salva Kiir,>>>>

                    • 18 October 2019 22:23, by Pakuai

                      Thomas Cirillo and the so-called former detainees (FDs) and lock the criminals up at ’Nyakuron culture centre (NCC) and rebuke the losers and until they stop putting their greed for power at all costs, at the expense of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’s interests. As to why I am advocating for current or more states in our country. It doesn’t mean that South Sudanese citizens can’t>>>>

                      • 18 October 2019 22:33, by Pakuai

                        live or own properties in other states. A Nuer, Anyuak, Shilluk (Chollo), Murle, Mundari, Acholi, Aliab, Atuot Abangbaar, Malual Giernyang man/woman etc can come and works here in Jonglei state and own his/her property like everybody else. In fact, ’the Murles and our Nuer ke nyantoc’ are the ones who ’always muddle the water’ for everyone else. Otherwise, majority of South Sudanese people just>>>

                        • 18 October 2019 22:41, by Pakuai

                          don’t want to have any bullshits with their South Sudanese cousins. For some of us who even lived in cattle camps, the Bor Dinkas/Jiengs go along well with Mundaris, Nyangwaras, Aliab Dinkas/Jiengs, Ciec and Atuot (Reel) on the Western bank of the Nile. Us, little boys used to do ’wrestling competitions’ with their little boys and our men doing wrestling competitions>>>>

                          • 18 October 2019 22:48, by Pakuai

                            with their men with no problems. Murles people don’t do wrestling as well as ’Ruitos and Taposas’. Early 2000, it was pretty drier and the Murles were welcomed by the Bor South Dinka/Jieng community to come with cattle to ’the main Nile river course’ and the Bor South Dinka/Jieng community took to their cattle to the ’toc (swamp/sudd)’. But when the Bor South Dinka/Jieng>>>>

                            • 18 October 2019 22:54, by Pakuai

                              community swamped their cattle out of ’toc (sudds/swamps)’. The Murles started stealing the Bor South Dinkas/Jiengs cattle and babies. The Murles kicked out to ’Pibor’ and were told not to return again. The Murles didn’t heed the warnings. But still coming in two, three or fours and steal cattle and babies in greater Bor community>>>>

                              • 18 October 2019 23:01, by Pakuai

                                The government of South Sudan inadvertently disarmed the greater Bor community. And the government went to tried to disarm the Murles, the UN, human rights and the NGOs ’screamed at the top at their evil lungs’ that the Murles were being targeted by the Dinkas/Jiengs simply becasue they were Murles while the ’UNIMISS was arming the same Murles-----Mr. David Yau Yau and Mr. Riek Machar’s>>>>

                                • 18 October 2019 23:08, by Pakuai

                                  Lou Nuers so-called ’jesh Mabior’ (white army). Fellows, when you tell some of lowly informed South Sudanese fools about our real enemies, they would just call ’mad man’. But they are the ’madmen criminals or fools’ who are going to be enslaved again by their ’evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan>>>>

                                  • 18 October 2019 23:14, by Pakuai

                                    Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their evil juus (so-called ethiopia) and osme of their Bantuses. Bu as far as I am concerned, not a single ’DinkaS/MuonjiengS’ of the Sudan would be touched by those vermin, reasons pure HATRED and RACISM. The so-called ’brexit’ the UK leaving the European union (EU) is being ’negotiated over the back of ’South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’. But some>>>>

                                    • 19 October 2019 00:53, by Pakuai

                                      South Sudanese losers don’t know this *cheap and dirty* intrigue being played over our country and our people. And these lowly informed South Sudanese are the ones who just think, living over their so-called ’UN, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping, human rights and some of other foreign criminals’ cheap and dirty intrigues>>>>>

                                      • 19 October 2019 01:04, by Pakuai

                                        But when the reality behind these cheap and dirty intrigues ’set in’ later. Then ’the losers or lowly informed’ idiots would wake up like ’spook birds and blame’ others that they were ’not well informed enough’ about the evils beneath their damned UN, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping, their human rights, evil juus (so-called israelis), evil white Americans, English people, Abeshas>>>>

        • 18 October 2019 15:19, by Midit Mitot

          Kenya II,

          Another nincompoop call Kenya II, talk logically please.

    • 17 October 2019 15:29, by james john luka

      Midiit Mitot & Ansaar al Riek
      it is open secret that you don’t want peace since he who pushed you to sign the R-Peace is now in prison, and the Sudan peace is at stake as Sudan military is not happy with al Helu and Agar demand of secular state. So your dreams of continue with the war may come true if Sudan peace fail. Wish happy war then devil worshipers!!! born with rebellious genes!!!

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