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Troika warns against inflammatory statements by South Sudanese parties


Sudan's PM Hamdok chairs a meeting of the IGAD leaders in Addis Ababa on 9 Feb 2020 -IGAD photo)
February 11, 2020 (JUBA) - The Troika countries renewed their call for compromise on the number of states and warned against inflammatory statements by South Sudanese parties.

The call comes after the rejection of the South Sudanese government of a proposal made by the IGAD Council of Ministers and special envoys to establish 23 states in South Sudan.

"We encourage all parties to exercise the spirit of political compromise (...) in these final days," said the Troika on Tuesday and urged the peace partners to work together to resolve issues blocking the formation of an inclusive national unity government by the February 22 deadline.

"A credible unity government needs to be inclusive as specified in the R-ARCSS and cannot be formed based on unilateral action," further stressed the joint statement by the government of the United States, The United Kingdom and Norway.

On 8 February, the South Sudanese minister Michael Makuei blasted the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar and the IGAD adding that the government will be formed on 22 February whatever the position they adopt.

He further said they are determined to maintain the 32 states and once the government has been formed a referendum can be held or also they can refer it to the constitutional making process.

"Refusing to compromise and move forward undermines the agreement, risks the ceasefire, and erodes the trust of the public and the confidence of partners," said the statement.

"During this critical time, we urge all parties to continue to uphold and publicly commit to the permanent ceasefire, to instruct their forces to exercise restraint, and to avoid inflammatory statements," further stressed the three countries.


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  • 12 February 09:40, by Mayendit

    The SPLM IO are using foreign power by thinking that, they are going to give them leadership in South Sudan. Apparently, the former vice president Riek Machar Teny and his rebellious allies are losing. From 2014 to 2016,they were making rhetorical about the root cause but after J1 attacked then,the shifting to States and boundaries issued. Riek Machar is a loser man.

  • 12 February 09:49, by Mayendit

    The UNITED Nation, Troika and the International community must stay away from Riek Machar Teny and others rebellious because they have no main objective for what they took armies. Riek Machar Teny have been rebelling against the will of South Sudanese people since he break away from the late Chairman Dr John Garang. He is the man known for destruction, divisiveness, tribalism, killing and poorly h

  • 12 February 09:58, by Mayendit

    Here is my message to Juba government.
    Riek Machar has two plans, one he wanted to have all Upper Nile regions under his control then, he want to reunite with Sudan if he doesn’t get presidency. Two, he is willing to lobbying his brothers and sisters in law outsiders Africa to invaded South Sudan nation and then hand it over to him which is very unlikely to happen my view and he is very to go he

    • 12 February 10:36, by jubaone

      That is jienge paranoia. If you don’t like Riek, then hang yourself or pick up a gun and go fight him or the Nuer. It won’t help barking like some castrated dog 🐶. Riek is using his common sense and the Kiirminal his stomach. Bashir will soon be handed to the ICC, this jienge Kiirminal will follow suit.

      • 12 February 11:07, by Mayendit

        You guys are lacking understanding, Riek Machar Teny is a traitor and has been collaborated with Arabs of Northern Sudan government so he will never be allowed to take presidentship in South Sudan. Omar al Bashir have had killed 3.5 million mostly South Sudanese people but the world kept silence why because they were not care for whatever happened. The case for Omar al Bashir is actually

      • 12 February 15:49, by The Rhino


        All these worthless African leaders/dictators have real fucked up personalities,the list is very long!Why for Christ sake would someone kill thousands,millions of his own people and expect no punishment in front of the world?Shit,we expect Omar El Bashir to be brought to court and thoroughly grilled in public in The Hague,Netherland.Other savages will follow suit!

        • 12 February 19:27, by jubaone

          How do we understand that the most illiterate kiirmiinal President in Africa is pulling learned, intelligent and charismatic Presidents by their noses like donkeys? How do these African leaders let themselves be fooled by such Jienge savages? Oh my God! Its no wonder that these leaders have not cared about our fellow Africans held as slaves by Arab Libyans. Worthless lot.

  • 12 February 11:13, by Mayendit

    The international community and UN failed to arrested Omar al Bashir since he was indicated by ICC. Now Sadqi al Mahdi is pushing so hard to let him face ICC but you will see Northern Sudan going to have more and more problem later on.
    In South Sudan, the Dinkas was the one who fought so hard during 21st plus years and we will never go anywhere put it in your mind.

    • 12 February 13:03, by Midit Mitot

      Mayendit or whatever name you have,

      Do you people know how to feel a shame? the whole world has quoted your government hate speeches and sanctioned many others yet never change your status quo!

      These 32 state will not work at all, believe this @Yaah folks

    • 12 February 13:43, by jubaone

      Bla..bla.. bla. What everyone in SS wants, is jienges go and peacefully develop their places instead of going everywhere like fecal flies. Did you liberate SS to squat anywhere? You losers only fought cuz you were thrown out of Equatoria during kokora, nothing else. Now you lazy chimps cant do anything with your 15 states or so.

      • 12 February 16:04, by The Rhino


        Jienges will soon be thrown out of Equatoria for good..the real KOKORA is coming back strong and with full force!These misfits will never have any second chance for sympathy nor support neither will they’ve a single zone to clinch onto in all other communities in S.Sudan!Fuck them!They MUST reap what they’ve sowed in this country..NO compromises whatsoever,to hell with them,full stop!

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