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S. Sudan Opposition alliance leaders back unity government


November 6, 2019 (JUBA) - The leadership of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) have backed President Salva Kiir’s call for the formation of a transitional national unity government on November 12.

South Sudan opposition alliance leaders meeting President Salva Kiir in Juba, November 6, 2019 (PPU)

Members of the alliance met the president in Juba on Tuesday.

The meeting reportedly focused on the formation of the transitional government of national unity as agreed upon by the parties in May.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, SSOA chairperson, Josephine Lagu Yanga said the group would present the list of their nominees for the yet to be formed government of national unity.

The alliance’s secretary for external relations, Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro said the opposition group supports the president on the formation of the transitional government of national unity on time.

While addressing the country’s lawmakers on Monday, President Kiir reiterated his position on the need to form the transitional national unity government on November 12, despite the country’s armed opposition faction’s (SPLM-IO) insistence on extension of the process.

In September 2018, South Sudan President Kiir, opposition leader Riek Machar and SSOA leaders signed the revitalized peace agreement to end the conflict that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.


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  • 7 November 2019 06:52, by Abeeno

    It is good that, others oppositions wanted implementing the peace agreement. People should do what is right for our citizens and the country as a whole. Dr.Riek Machar is a troubled makers and he is also too cowardice to lead. His political action had killed nearly a million people but he felt fearful for his life while, he doesn’t care what happened to his own people. Basically, if he refused p

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    • 7 November 2019 08:51, by Midit Mitot


      South Sudan opposition alliance (SSOA), those are job seekers, they have no even single bodyguard with AK=47, don,t build trust on them.

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      • 7 November 2019 09:56, by DumoMakuachdit

        South Sudanese should protest against Dr. Riak and president Salva Kiir to sabbatical South Sudan politic since these two gentlemen should work together.

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      • 7 November 2019 11:31, by South South

        Midit Mitot,

        Formation of the government of national unity on November 12, 2019. Any talk about Riek is this, Riek is that are all shit.

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        • 7 November 2019 12:59, by Midit Mitot

          South South,

          In current talk in Entebbe (Kampala), your Father Kiir has surrendered back to 10 states and released the full fund for peace and finally both VIP will be protected by IGAD forces for awhile.

          Dr Machar had never talk for nothing.

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          • 7 November 2019 13:16, by South South

            Midit Mitot,

            We will have 5 VIPs in South Sudan and Kiir will be on top of them. IGAD forces to guard 5 VIPs is ok, releasing funds for peace is ok, but you will never hear something called 10 states, it’s done, gone and finished. November 12, 2019 is MUST to form our government of national unity.

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        • 7 November 2019 14:48, by jubaone

          South South
          Why are you crying so loud? Leave Riek alone and just form your jienge govt. It is great that Dr. Riek and Dr. Lam Akol are using their intelligence and can’t be fooled around by a jienge kiirminal and school dropout. This is an insult to academic prowess and sanity. This kiirminal should be bowing down to both Doctors.

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        • 7 November 2019 17:33, by jubaone

          South South
          BREAKING NEWS: RTGONU extended for another 100 days and will NOT be formed on 12.11.2019. Apparently, the jienge kaffir and kiirminal has given in and the 32 states will revert to 10 and he has also accepted federalism. Now, the IO is demanding that all other non-signatories come on board. We are seeing the total dismantling of the jiengdom. Fools can’t beat Doctors.

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    • 7 November 2019 15:11, by Gorjang Gany

      Abeeno I hope you are not sincere to yourself, could you please tell us more about what is in agreement? I think those who are backing the formation of RTGONU are like the dogs which were vomit and again retake the waste as it own food because it had no where to eat.

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      • 7 November 2019 15:20, by Gorjang Gany

        It that seem you have very big problem that is wish you are focusing on the formation of RTGONU, if not why are you rushing and you are still depleting our oil money of 165,000$ million per month.

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  • 7 November 2019 07:04, by Abeeno

    Continue: I am assuming Dr.Riek Machar will lose should he insisted with his former deputy Dr.Lam Akol because they have had been known for backing and forth throughout the history. President Salva Kiir should appointed him but if he does same as he said perhaps, he must find someone who will cooperated within his SPLM IO to take that position as much as possible.

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    • 7 November 2019 10:03, by DumoMakuachdit

      The leadership of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) is group of freebooter which should not be trusted, they are here in Juba for their occupations only.

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      • 7 November 2019 13:35, by Malakal county Simon


        You’re right on that brother!

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        • 7 November 2019 15:24, by Gorjang Gany

          You are right please they had been tried in the hotels where they have no privileges of accessing services, because they slept with mats on ground and being locked out 24/7 by hotel management.

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