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Sant Egidio brokers meeting for peace in South Sudan between govt, holdout groups


Thomas Cirilo hold pres conference with Sant Egidio officials in Rome on 20 Nov 2019 (S Egidio photo)January 11, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government and three opposition holdout groups have launched discussions on peace in the country organized by the Roman Catholic Sant’ Egidio peace group.

The five-day meeting discusses ways to bring the South Sudan Opposition Alliance led by Thomas Cirilo, South Sudan United Front/ Army, under the leadership of General Paul Malong Awan Anei; and Pagan Amum, the leader of Former Detainees group.

The government’s delegation is led by the former Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin who is flanked by the cabinet minister Elia Lomuoro and the head of the National Security Service Akol Koor Kuc.

Several sources confirmed to Sudan Tribune the meeting which started on Friday and is expected to end on Tuesday 14 January.

Last November Cirilo was in Rome for meetings with Sant Edigio officials on ways to reach a negotiated settlement for the armed conflict in the country.

At the end of his two-day discussions, he issued a statement on 20 November 2019 calling on Sant’ Egidio to engage with his alliance, the government and other signatories of the revitalized peace agreement from one side and the regional and international partners on the other side to "make this dialogue process a success".

In a meeting held in Rome during his visit to Rome in March 2019, President Salva Kiir encouraged Sant’Egidio to continue its efforts for an inclusive peace in his country.

Last November, President Salva Kiir and his main peace partner Riek Machar agreed to delay the formation of the transitional national unity government until next February.


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  • 12 January 08:16, by Eastern

    Has Akol Koor Kuc become a KOUR KOO...! As some bastard on this forum wants to insinuate?! Rome is very far; the theatre is right here in South Sudan. I don’t expect many a feeble minds to grasp this...!!!

    • 12 January 08:48, by South South

      All these 3 guys are living outside South Sudan. Cirillo, the thief is hiding in Addis, others are in Kenya and USA. We will welcome them back to South Sudan, no one has hard feeling about them. Join the peace, it’s the right thing to do and get your share.

      • 12 January 08:58, by South South

        Elia Lomuoro is in Rome right now, where are those shit sanctions of USA to stop him from carrying out his duties? Kurkoo who were laughing are nothing but Kurkoo only.

        • 12 January 14:48, by The Rhino

          South South,

          You are such a dumbass Dinka moron!Rome is not USA.If that meeting were to take place in USA,Martin Elia Lomuro would not have been allowed to enter the US soils.That greedy bastard betrayed his own BARI/KARO people since he mixed himself with you Dinka savages.But I’m glad we have other dignified KARO men like Gen.Thomas Cirillo Swaka and many more, who will never tolerate your.....

          • 12 January 14:53, by The Rhino

            South South,

            ..goddman tribal savagery in South Sudan.Its just a matter of time till we set the records straight.Rapists,barking street dogs, thieves and all Dinka criminals who currently prosper in chaos and corruption will soon be dealt with without compromise,done.Long live NAS,long live Equatoria!

            • 12 January 15:03, by The Rhino


              ’South South’ is a foolish empty headed junk.His ’kur kur kur’ shit now turns out to be the exact name of his own Dinka uncle at the NSS.I was informed that the name has something to do with a cow song, disgusting!

          • 12 January 15:20, by South South

            The Rhino,
            Kurkoo, Thomas Cirillo is our big coward man. He is hiding in a hotel in Addis, that alone is enough to show the world the man is nothing, but Kurkoo. Lomuro will move anywhere in the world as he wants. USA is a single country like South Sudan, we will find the way to deal with USA and rebuild good relationship soon. February 2020 will draw very red line. Kurkoo.

    • 12 January 21:47, by jubaone

      How pathetic this jienge kaffir "South South" has degenerated to now wail and cry "Kurkoo"? Trying to get the attention of his patron Akol Kur Kooc (kuc, koo, cow??)? He must battle it alone as a "monyjienge" and not cry out for help from other jienge freebooters. Neither kurkoo, nor kiirkoo or makueikoo will help.

  • 12 January 11:30, by Eastern

    Real peace will require jenge to return home from Sudan and Uganda; just like it happened after signing of the CPA...A peace agreement that is problematic to implement leaving Bor to move to the outskirts of Juba in Sherikat is just Kurkoo....Going to Khartoum, Rome, etc won’t change a thing..!!!

    • 12 January 12:10, by South South

      Kurkoo, come February deadline, we will form one of the strongest government of national unity in South Sudan, that’s one part of the pictures. other part of the pictures is that, anyone who will be out from February government is a Kurkoo and will be crushed, the end.

      • 12 January 15:14, by The Rhino

        South South,

        Wrong!Come February deadline,your worthless illiterate uncle Kiir will be smelling the complexity of big problems in the gov’t.Probably,there will be a regime change, if not then maybe KOKORA will be reintroduced.Either ways we Equatorians are targeting for a clean and solid EQUATEXIT,full stop!

        • 12 January 16:05, by jubaone

          Rhino, Eastern
          The jienge regime knows, peace with Riek’s IO is just bullshit, if Gen TC NAS is not included. Equatoria is SS and without peace in Equatoria, SS will remain an eternal jienge-nyagat shithole. NOTHING will ever take place in SS except in Equatoria. This Kurkoo baboon cries by jienge kuffar is irrelevant. Fugitive Malong is just a cover up, but the main goal is meet Gen TC.

          • 12 January 20:18, by Langbaar

            I guess you fellows don’t reflect on the realities of what had been said and done about South Sudan. Facts are: Your Thomas Cirillo and of course everyone who claim to be anything in South Sudan was invited to join the so-called Revitalized peace in Khartoum, but they plainly refused>>>

            • 12 January 20:23, by Langbaar

              to join. They were again asked to haul their treasonous arses to Juba to come and tell South Sudanese people what is that they are after. But they refusing prior to all these good intentions, they were asked to come back to South Sudan to come and join the ’South Sudanese national dialogue and reconciliation’ but they refused. And here a low live like is talking about your Thomas Cirillo nobody>>>

              • 12 January 20:29, by Langbaar

                to be included in peace talk is when there would be peace in South Sudan??? Now the losers, so-called oppositions are alleged to have run to Rome to go and look for South Sudan’s peace!!! The level of bile, humiliations and anger these bunch of criminals have put South Sudan and South Sudanese people is quite degrading and shameful>>>>

                • 12 January 20:37, by Langbaar

                  South Sudan problems would be resolved in Rome, Europe. Nor are they going to be resolved in the hotels, bars and brothels of Adis Ababa, Nairobi, Kampala, Arusha, Pretoria or Cairo, but here in South Sudan is where the bucks come and stop with the South Sudanese. Those Catholics creeps are anything to South Sudan’s problems. Since when has South Sudan becomes a catholic colony?>>>

                  • 12 January 20:44, by Langbaar

                    A foolish Salva with his foolish nonsense of worshiping those moles is what is being used by some religious fanatic fools are their ways of dogging South Sudan and South Sudanese people with the bullshits that we are ’the God’s chosen people’ What God in heavens can chose foolish people who worship white European criminals? Our lowly informed fools don’t know our country and foolish populace>>>

    • 12 January 22:01, by jubaone

      Fact 1: Jiengelands have no wars, yet these lazy trolls account for 45-50% pf all IDPs and refugees.
      Fact 2: Jienges have amassed stolen wealth, yet not even the kiirminal has built a permanent house in his village. No single jienge is interested in developing their areas.
      Fact 3: Jienges are notoriously lazy and foolish. They have everything but have nothing to showcase their wealth. Inve

      • 12 January 22:07, by jubaone

        Fact 4: All foreign investors have no interest investing in jiengelands due to lack of skilled, educated and progressive workforce. These scoundrels only want ready made things. They too, lack work-ethics and culture.
        Fact 5: They think squatting in Equatoria will make them civilised. NO. A lizard soaked in water for ages can’t turn into a crocodile. A jienge is a jienge.

        • 12 January 22:13, by jubaone

          Fact 6: Equatoria has given Riek a warning. Either he goes on for full "Federalism" or he has no space in Equatoria. We urge all Equatorian IOs to decamp to NAS. After all, Riek’s peace deal has not enabled Nuers in PoCs to return to their areas. We want all PoCs in Juba closed down and all IDPs resettled. All illegal jienge immigrants expelled from Equatoria. They have their states.

          • 12 January 22:22, by jubaone

            Fact 7: Our gallant Equatoria Corps started the war in Torit, then Anyanya while jienges were running naked after their cows. In 1972, the jienge jellaba-hireling Abel Alier signed on his master’s behalf. Lagu welcomed the jienges who greedily wanted to take over SS government for which they never fought. Early 80s we went for kokora and expelled all of them out of Equatoria.

            • 12 January 22:27, by jubaone

              Fact 8: Frustrated and humiliated, jienges hurriedly formed the SPLA. It wasn’t about liberation of SS from jellaba, it was jienge disgruntle for having been thrown out of Equatoria. After all, we Equatorians paid them off.
              Fact 9: In 2005, CPA was signed, most disgruntled jienges now wanted revenge for kokora. Foolish Equatorians thought the 2011 referendum would usher a new SS republic. We Equat

              • 12 January 22:33, by jubaone

                ..we Equatorians voted overwhelmingly. The jienges wanted to own SS and claimed they alone fought for the liberation of SS. Here, Equatorians were foolish "voting cows". Today everywhere, everything in SS is owned by jienges.
                Fact 9: When they speak of SS, they imply a "jienge republic" Equatorians are simply bystanders.
                Fact 10: Equatorians must make their own tables and not wait to be invited.

                • 12 January 22:38, by jubaone

                  Fact 11: Gen TC and NAS should stop this nonsense with jienges or other non Equatorians cuz they add no material nor intellectual value to us. Equatoria can be a sovereign state and do its thing alone. All Equatorians in IO should break off and we can make a beautiful, peaceful and progressive Equatoria. The rest are simply a worthless human baggage. God Bless Equatoria.

                  • 12 January 23:55, by Langbaar

                    The independence of Equatoria cannot be fought on the internet or hiding in the foreign capitals post trolls all the times. If you so-called Equatoria were to be anything, then how come the Arab went and established their roots in the jungle of Equatoria. Mr. jubaone, have you ever heard DRC with how they were badly treated by the Belgians? Bantus like white people and Arabs>>>

                    • 12 January 23:59, by Langbaar

                      and when they later go and find the ugliness of white people and Arabs, then they are quick to complaint about mistreatment and racism. Facts are. The losers running to Itali, Spain and Malta these days, are Bantus from West Africa, Darfur, Abesh (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, Eritreans and Somalia. Some of them even go and lie through their foolish teeth that they are South Sudanese refugees>

                    • 13 January 08:23, by jubaone

                      Langbaar aka Pakuai aka aka Kuch
                      Well, in all our liberated areas, all good-for- nothing jienges have been chased away. It’s only jienge soldiers pinned down in army garrisons still loitering around. That won’t change at all. Try taking you kaffir shithole to any of our areas and hope to come alive. Good luck jienge.

                    • 13 January 09:33, by jubaone

                      Keep such remarks to yourself unless of course you are representing your slave masters, the mundukurus. They mockingly said, SS won’t separate, but once beaten on the battlefield, they bowed down. The jienges will also be broken down even of it means SS will go down the drain. In 1,5,10,50,100 yrs Equatorians are fully ready to take charge of their own country.

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