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UNAMISS head praises Kiir’s acceptance of 10 states, urges to form new cabinet


Bol Wek, the Chief Administrator in the Office of the President and UNMISS head David Shearer speaks to the press after a meeting with President Kiir on 15 September 2017 (UNMISS photo)
February 17, 2020 (JUBA) – The head of UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) praised the acceptance by President Salva Kiir of the IGAD compromise of the 10 states and urged the peace parties to form a transitional government.

“The announcement by the Presidency of South Sudan to return to 10 states is an important compromise to enable the timely formation of the transitional government as promised to the citizens of South Sudan,” said David Shearer on Monday.

Shearer pointed out that once the government is formed, the peace partners can make a collective decision on the number of states, administrative areas, and demarcation of boundaries.

“Compromise is possible when the political will exists. We urge all parties to reach out and embrace each other’s positions so that the peace deal can be fully implemented,” he further stressed

SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar and NDM chairman Lam Akol voiced concern over the created three areas of Abyei Ruweng and Pibor as they practically make the 10 states 13 states.

The backers of the 32 states also said
David Shearer said the government’s decision may not be welcome everywhere and could cause short term disruption as local boundaries and administrations are determined.

“It may not be the preferred option (for) some people. However, they should also recognize it has been done in the spirit of compromise to secure durable peace for the whole country,” he stressed.


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  • 17 February 17:19, by Mayendit

    The vast majority of South Sudanese people are demanding more and more States but the former vice President Machar is attached the issue of States with politics. I strongly belief there will be a big problem because the citizens are not happy about returning 32 States to 10 States. Right now, people don’t like Riek Machar Teny and President Salva Kiir Mayardit because of this.

    • 17 February 18:29, by Angelo Achuil

      Mayendit, you and I know that "Public votes" or "Referendum" is the only way to justify "popular demand," not through presidential decrees. It is better that no single person should be allowed to abolish or create states. You know well the tension it caused.

      • 17 February 23:16, by Mayendit

        Angelo Achuil
        Brother I got to tell you, people are upset about Riek Machar and the President Salva Kiir Mayardit because of attaching the States issued with politics. I have never seen a president taking law in to his own hand by firings all 32 States’ S governors and thousands workers both States and Local governments

      • 18 February 08:00, by Langbaar

        Angelo Achuil,
        It would be good that if all South Sudanese people including my own humble should start growing brains because a lot of South Sudanese specially the so-called PhD doctors and Mr. Salva Kiir himself have brains of primary school pupils. First of all, the issue of number of states was not the root cause of the current mess in the country>>>

        • 18 February 08:06, by Langbaar

          Some low lives just keep jumping from straw to straw or keeping shifting the goal post after goal post demanding things that would be unlikely to be respected or listened to if it were to other countries other than South Sudan were treason and aimless armed rebellion are punishable by death. There are some lowly informed who love to lecture others about about the legality of the South Sudan’s>>>

          • 18 February 08:22, by Langbaar

            ’Interim transitional constitution’ and how Mr. Salva Kiir had ’violated it by decreeing the formation of 32 states’ Really fellows? There is no provision or a section in the South Sudan ’interim transition constitution’ that allows ’armed rebellion or trying to take power by a way of a force’. Many South Sudanese shouting about the illegality of creation of 32 are not also the same bunch

            • 18 February 08:27, by Langbaar

              low lives who are not seeing that the 15/12/2013 foiled attempt to take power by force by Mr. Riek Machar and allies was an outright high treason and illegal. But telling these simple facts to our horde of lowly informed South Sudanese, and they will brand you mentally ill. As if they are your doctors. Mr. Riek Machar was the one who came up with the issue of 21 states>>>

              • 18 February 08:35, by Langbaar

                and when his myopic proposal was countered with the creation of 32 states, then the traitor, foreign puppet/stooges, a thief and his foreign masters and backers bolted like a coward goat and wanted South Sudan go to 10 states or three region of Greater Upper Nile, Greater Bhar El Gazelle or Greater Equatoria. Mr. Angela Achuil. The level of HATRED and RACISM your Riek Machar and his bunch>>>

                • 18 February 08:55, by Langbaar

                  of have created among South Sudanese people has gone very very deep chap. Listen Mr. Angel Achuil chap. Let any low life again bring the evil *white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, some of their Bantus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel) into our country and our lives again>>>

                  • 18 February 09:02, by Langbaar

                    on the disguise of the so-called *UN, humanitarian aid, donation, peacekeeping, human rights bullshits and rebuilding of South Sudan again* And South Sudanese piece sewer would be as good as dead. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. We don’t want these Indians, Pakistanis, Bangleahsis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, Ghanians, Kenyans, Rwandans, Mongolians>>>

                    • 18 February 09:21, by Langbaar

                      in our country never ever reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. What do some of you lowly South Sudanese lowly informed piece scroungers live under? In 2005, right after the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA). There was this so-called raising/pledging of money done in Oslo, Norway. To which many countries around the world pledged $4.2 US dollars for the reconstruction of South Sudan>>>

                      • 18 February 09:29, by Langbaar

                        but when the then government of Southern Sudan came and asked that US$ 4.2 pledged money. The then government of Southern Sudan was told by the US, the UK and Norway (so-called Troika countries)b that the ’pledged money to rebuild Southern Sudan’ was used to help "the most suffering people of Darfur" There you go!!!. That money $US 4.2 billion dollars that was pledged in Oslo, Norway didn’t move>>

                        • 18 February 09:40, by Langbaar

                          from Norway, the UK or the US all. It was just a pledged money. These days, the evils used that ’alleged 4.2 billion dollars given to South Sudan in 2005 as truth’. The even also always go as far as ’suggesting that 12, 19 and even 20 billion dollars’ was given to South Sudan. And that *South Sudan misuse* that huge amount of money. There is a so-called Twic East piece of trash, Mr. Khent>>>>

                          • 18 February 09:50, by Langbaar

                            who likes to diagnose me and other bunch of low livess who hae sold themselves and their souls to the devils, and these low lives online and other bunch of losers who live thousands and thousand of miles away from South Sudan and they hope, they are equal with who don’t consider them anything and their masters Mr. Angela Achuil>>>

                            • 18 February 10:09, by Langbaar

                              I hope Mr. Achuil piece of trash that your name ’Acuil/Anyicuil/Achuil’ our South Sudan’ EMBLEM BIRD’ is not your name. We are here chap. Your Pope France is a piece of trash, he was a former ’Priest in Argentina’. However, he is an honest man, he is just a piece of trash. *Conquistadors* in Latin America destroyed Americas indigenous in Argentina, Chile, Equador, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay,>

                              • 18 February 10:18, by Langbaar

                                Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela (by the way South Sudanese fools), people of Venezuela, have helped our country during our trying times. Hugo Chavez, was a no nonsense boy, his current predecessor is, Mr. Nicolas Maduro is also a nonsense boy. Their country is very rich. But the vermin in the US are playing ’chess game and ball with them’.>>>>>

                                • 18 February 10:37, by Langbaar

                                  ’Venezuela’ was named by the *Conquistadors-----Venezuela after ’the Venice in Italy’. Venezuela is in ’a swarm/a small Sudd-like-plain’. For South Sudanese who have went Venezuela; Anaconda, Nyieel (pythons) lurk in their swams in Venezuela. Anaconda kill their animals all the times. Beautiful women are in Venezuela by the way South Sudanese fools.>>>

    • 18 February 00:06, by Malakal county Simon


      Speak for yourself if you were consulted when this 32 problematic States were created.... 10 States now until all citizens return to the country and until the full peace has been restored then go for election/referendum to determine how many states we really want.... Is that simple??

      • 18 February 03:10, by Mayendit

        Malakal county Simon
        Did former president Omar al Bashir consulted our people when he created 10 States?. We are full aware the reason why some Nuers people are supported 10 States and this is because of oil located in Dinkas lands. The second reason is the fact that, Nuers people fears that, they will not be able to governance themselves because of inconsistency violence all the entire populatio

  • 17 February 23:35, by Mayendit

    General Salva Kiir Mayardit had been confusing people since our struggle time and he failed to do things right. In 1991, the late Chairman Dr John Garang told him to moved out all Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia unfortunately, instead of doing that, he order his SPLA to fight with Ethiopian rebels in their own lands thus,100,000 people were washed away in Giilo River. Also he has a bad luck

  • 18 February 03:42, by Mayendit

    I am calling on South Sudanese people to reunite against those two leaders Riek Machar Teny and the current president Salve Kiir Mayardit simplest, because these two leaders have been failed over and over again. I would like to tell South Sudanese people keeping silence Will make it worse if we don’t kicked these failure leaders. Kiir Mayardit fired the entire cabinet in 2013, and now he fired 33

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