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South Sudan’s Kiir, Machar agree to form unity government

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December 17, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and the main opposition leader have agreed to form the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) by end of the extended 100 days of pre-transitional period, regardless of the outstanding issues.

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar (L) speaks to reporters in Juba on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 (PPU)

Speaking to reporters in Juba on Tuesday, Kiir said he and his arch rival on Tuesday agreed to speed-up the implementation of the security arrangements and establish humanitarian fund to assist the internally displaced persons and the refugees returning voluntarily.

"We said that after 100 days we must form the government of national unity. If the arrangements are not complete, we shall form a transitional government of national unity to implement the outstanding issues," said Kiir.

"The ceasefire will continue to hold and no one from us is willing to go back to war," he added.

On his part, however, Machar said they have agreed to fast track the implementation of the security arrangements by moving the forces to the cantonment sites, training and forming a unified army.

The meeting, he told reporters, mainly discussed the security arrangements, funding of the activities of the implementation of the outstanding critical tasks enshrined in the revitalized peace agreement, number of states and their boundaries, engaging of the non-signatories group to peace deal and creating political space.

According to the armed opposition leader, the issue of the states and their boundaries remains pending, but remained optimistic that the matter would be resolved before expiry of the 100 days period.

“The formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) depends on the progress of the implementation of the outstanding critical issues in the context of the 100 days of the pre-transitional period,” he stressed.

Last month, President Salva Kiir and the country’s main opposition leader Riek Machar agreed to delay key benchmarks in the revitalized peace agreement by additional 100 days.

The delay in forming a transitional national unity government on November 12, 2019 came after Machar’s group raised concerns that the country’s security arrangements are still incomplete.

South Sudan descended into civil war in mid-December 2013 when President Kiir accused his former deputy Machar of plotting a coup, allegations the latter denied.

In September last year, the country’s rival factions signed a revitalized peace deal to end the civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.

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  • 18 December 2019 07:23, by Pakuai

    "S. Sudan’s Kiir, Machar agree to form national unity government"
    Form the damn government and let us bomb anything that is ’connected to’ evil *white Americans, English people, cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), UN, NGOs, Indians and Bantuses’ in our country ever ever again. No more going to Pope Frances or Rome again>>>

    • 18 December 2019 07:34, by Pakuai

      Losers like Pope Frances even use our country and our people as their ’step stone’. Pope Frances is a honest man. But shouldn’t be taking ’rubbish him’. Pope Francs is part of the so-called ’Conquistadors’ who went and conquer the ’Americas’.
      Your ’Pope Frances’ was’ Argentinean ’priest’ before he became *a POPE in Rome*,>>>

      • 18 December 2019 07:42, by Malakal county Simon

        Well, I just hope both leaders find the way of what should be done regarding the illegal of 32 States, and their boundaries before forming the a New Transitional Unity Government prior to expiry date!!

        • 18 December 2019 09:12, by South South

          Midit Mitot,

          Let’s preach for peace from now on because we all need that, but a blind Nuer like Malakal County Simon is still pouring out stupid things like calling our 32 states, illegal, what? Majority of our people are for 32 states, fact.

          • 18 December 2019 12:19, by South South

            Anyone who wants to know what is still standing between Kiir and Riek, please read this:https://radiotamazuj.org/en/news/article/kiir-machar-talks-on-states-see-no-breakthrough

          • 18 December 2019 14:22, by Midit Mitot

            South South,

            As compatriot citizens, let us preach for peace together and avoid the hate speeches to the other citizens.

            Peace has come home guys,

            • 20 December 2019 12:07, by Anthony

              Midit mitot
              You should be telling that pathetic disgusting waste of life jubachimp🐒 and its husband the mundari cowfucker that. I mean they’re quit literally hate spewing Nazis and do literally nothing other than spreading hate. They’d be put in a mental institute in the west thats for sure. To them your just a worthless nyagat.

              https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article68217

          • 19 December 2019 07:37, by jubaone

            Midit Mitot,
            Greed, gluttony and bragging are part of jienge nature. We could have 64, 128 or even 1,000 states for jienges alone, they still can’t develop them. Just the foolish majority who need help, be fed, cowards and freebooters. Do you know why till today, no foreign investors have dared go to jiengelands which has had peace since 2005? Cuz they are savages, foolish and lazy.

            • 20 December 2019 12:03, by Anthony

              jubachimp🐒
              Clearly you’re traumatised with the possibility that nuer will join the unity gov and you cowardly ass wont have any cannon fodder anymore.
              Lol why don’t u go to dinka areas and show them that they’re cowards instead of gossiping for 10 years on the computer. See if you make it out alive bari nigger.

      • 18 December 2019 07:57, by Midit Mitot

        Pakuai,

        Peace has come let your paranoia reduced as human being.

  • 18 December 2019 16:15, by Joseph Canada

    This is actually not true!! Just wait the next news. Risk said. Not that quick!!

    • 18 December 2019 17:17, by South South

      Joseph Canada,

      What’s "Risk said"? Monkey

      • 18 December 2019 18:28, by Eastern

        South South,

        Dr. "Said" peace is coming. Don’t be so excited yet!

        Kiir cannot use his blanket statement to hoodwink the world; he can only fool a few people WHO ARE NOT IN THE KNOW! Watch thos space dude!

        • 18 December 2019 18:43, by South South

          Eastern,

          You are terribly shaken, you are not making good sentences in your writing, even spelling of some small words are wrong. Kiir has no pressure on him. He wants peace to share everything with others, but if others don’t want peace, Kiir will have full cake alone, sweet, sweet.

      • 18 December 2019 18:29, by Eastern

        South South,

        Dr. "Said" peace is coming. Don’t be so excited yet!

        Kiir cannot use his blanket statement to hoodwink the world; he can only fool a few people WHO ARE NOT IN THE KNOW! Watch thos space dude!

        • 18 December 2019 18:55, by South South

          Eastern,
          I want peace very badly to make my country works well, this means any rebel is welcome to join, but, if some people like you, jubaone and The Rhino are still dancing around, we will go ahead with Riek and form a very strong government of National Unity. Those tiny people of NAS will be watching from Addis Ababa, the end.

          • 18 December 2019 19:11, by Eastern

            South South,

            Stop your village antics; "Dr. Said....." is perfectly correct. What’s your problem? This is not agomlong nor wanalel issue - this is a about the FALSE EXCITEMENT created by Kiir’s fake peace overture. Over to you..!

            • 19 December 2019 07:28, by jubaone

              Eastern
              Unable to dislodge NAS, emaciated and demoralized jienges are desperately hoping Riek’s IO will fix the shit 💩 the jienges can’t. South South forgets that 95% of IOs in Equatoria are hard-core Equatorians who still have scores to settle. Riek knows he can’t afford to antagonize his Equatorian support. You better prepare to live as a food refugees after all, your lives don’t matter.

          • 19 December 2019 07:20, by jubaone

            South South
            Like some elated chimp that gleefully has seen his asshole in the mirror for the first time". I wonder why you’re still a refugee in Kenya or Uganda when your jiengestans have have had peace since 2005! Giant grownups with hands, eyes and feet being fed like giant gorillas" in a zoo. Lazy, docile and foolish majority with limited value. Riek won’t save you, save yourselves kuffar.



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