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Kiir, Machar agree to form South Sudan transitional government


President Kiir talks to the media flanked by Riek Machar on Thursday 20 Feb 2020 (Photo SSPPU)
February 19, 2020 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir announced an agreement with his would-be First Vice President to form the revitalized transitional agreement.

Following a meeting with SPLM-Io leader, President Kiir told reporters that he has agreed with Riek Machar to form the Revitalized Transitional National Unity Government on Saturday.

Machar will be appointed as the First Vice President (FVP) on Friday and the government will be dissolved on the same day ahead of the announcement of the new transitional cabinet on Saturday, he added.

“South Sudanese are tired of war and deserve peace and stability to develop the country,” stated Kiir.

Kiir held a meeting with Machar in presence of the Sudanese leading member of the Sovereign Council Mohamed Hamdan Daglo Hemetti.

Machar, for his part, said the meeting also discussed the concerns he had raised about the three new areas that President Kiir established when he accepted to restore the 10-state administrative regime.

Concerning, the protection of the FVP Machar who will remain in Juba from now onward, Kiir said the presidential guard brigade will be tasked with his protection and the other opposition leaders until the formation of the unified army.

According to Entebbe agreement, the new cabinet should be announced on 22 February marking the beginning of the awaited transitional period.


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  • 20 February 15:33, by @you

    That’s a good move yah jenubin,
    We are happy to hear that from them.
    Let’s build our nation together.

    The green land is returning back to normal.
    I love south.sudan
    I love south.sudanese
    God bless you alls.

    • 20 February 16:18, by South South

      Great news for people of South Sudan. From now on, we need schools, hospitals, good roads, good agriculture and peace for our people

      • 20 February 20:54, by The Rhino

        South South,

        We thought Mesiriya Arabs had long grilled your ass, as you were nowhere to be seen or heard of,for the last few weeks.Well maybe next time they’ll get your damned ass.Get this,according to leaked news, many of your coward jienges reportedly ran out of the country(Juba and other big towns),for fear of being crushed down before February 22 dateline,if Kiir had not changed his mind....

        • 20 February 21:02, by The Rhino

          South South,

          ..reverting the country to original 10 states.Fact is, the fucker is not yet out of the woods!We want him and that Machar brought before the ICC for punishments.The two big murderers were/are directly responsible for the deaths of more than half a million and displacements of more than one third of the population in this country.No way they’ll get away unpunished for those crimes!!!

          • 20 February 21:37, by jubaone

            Predictions are, a repeat of July 2016 will happen. If not, then August 2005 when Garang’s chopper was misguided remotely and crushed. M7 and the Kiirminal are hatching a sinister plan against Riek and IO. Till now Jienge forces have not gone to cantonment, OI is not prepared against any eventualities. The RPF have no mandate yet. It’s all chaotic.

            • 20 February 21:45, by jubaone

              But that is exactly what we want. Should Riek get killed, IGAD, Troika, US will now get serious. This will be the total war. Confusion, retribution and chaos will prevail. EQUATEXIT will be an automatic case. I think the jienges are now terrified and we get news of most heading to Uganda with stolen monies. Serious fighting among jienges in Lakes State. They are trapped like rats.

              • 21 February 08:30, by Lotodo Awino Odug

                calm your ass down you stupid jur. no is planning to harm Riek, he will fully live his life to feel the pains he has brought upon so many families.

                • 21 February 15:06, by jubaone

                  Awini Lotodo
                  You worthless jienge hireling. Juronit according to us Bari are all non Equatorian water carriers who ran to us to be fed like small kids. Tell me your state and I’ll expose you bootlicker. Be grateful, that the Equatorians have civilized you from your savagery and shithole 💩 states, junk.

            • 21 February 07:33, by Dinka-Defender-General

              Jubaone, please don’t lose a hope in this peace. It is a legitimate and lasting peace for all South Sudanese people to enjoy. Why are you criticizing the peace? I came to deliver the Good News to all South Sudanese citizens. We, the leaders of South Sudan work hard for this peace. Please welcome the peace with two hands.

              • 21 February 15:13, by jubaone

                Dinka Defender General
                Jienges have been having peace since 2005, so what peace again? Only when Equatoria is fully in peace can SS enjoy peace. Without Equatoria, the rest are simply statistics. See how jienges are killing themselves in Lakes and Warrap states. Now Juba streets are full of bastardized jienge kids from Aweil scavenging everywhere for food leftovers when there fathers keep stealing

                • 23 February 02:46, by Dinka-Defender-General

                  Jubaone, rebels in Equatoria areas have 90 days from today to join the peace or face the consequences such as prison time or both. Also, all the rebel groups will be discharged from the government and never hold any public offices anymore in South Sudan. Please talk to your group or cousins, family members who are in the rebel groups. We are not playing this time.

                  • 23 February 02:51, by Dinka-Defender-General

                    Jubaone, Who is fighting Machar’s faction or other factions including your faction if Dinkas are in peace? Just join the peace agreement before it is too late. We, South Sudan leaders do not have any time to waste or beg for you to join. Therefore, run and come back to Juba before the door is closed.

    • 20 February 16:34, by Mayendit

      Just wait, you will see Riek Machar Teny is causing more problem is causing sooner. His Nuers communities allies made attacked on innocent civilians Dinkas communities, in Eastern Lake about 5 people got killed and more wounded by his Nuers allies. Bor North of Duk county, they have attacked killings one and took more than 200 cows. They have also attacked Muriel so more are coming.

      • 20 February 16:49, by lino

        Those are Nuer Militants who were created by Kiirdit after July, 2016!!! Now peace is being observed but these Militant know they will have no free food as all money will be sent for development. The only way to pay themselves is to go kill and take!!! Kiir must find a solution for his creation as he did for State Numbers and not Machardit!!!

        • 20 February 18:02, by Mayendit

          I think you are the Top of liars people look, the 2016 event have nothing to do with involvement of civilians youths in the community. The fact is, the Nuers people have been mobizing against Dinkas people by Riek Machar and his rebellious allies. If the Dinkas youths are mobilizing against Nuers communities perhaps, you will be stunning to sees million people going to Ethiopia trust me.

          • 20 February 18:49, by South South


            Please do not bother yourself debating people like lino. He is mentally retarded, leave him alone. For Riek Machar, he is in, I want you to underline that, he is in and when you are in you are one of us. He cannot play double standard anymore. We got him.

            • 20 February 19:17, by South South

              President Kiir said this today: "“I will appoint the vice presidents including Dr. Riek Machar tomorrow morning,” Kiir said."

              • 20 February 19:43, by Mayendit

                South- South
                Brother I got to tell you. I am not interesting any more about Riek Machar and Kiir Mayardit’s peace agreement because these two leaders have been failed over and over again. You can make your own assessment base on our history and you will come up with finding same. Kiir Mayardit is too slow that is fact. Riek Machar is a killer and that is true. These two leaders must be kick out o

            • 20 February 21:06, by lino

              Hahaaa!!! South South and Mayendit,

              Now we found out who is retarded between 3 of us; Kiirdit created Nuer Militants so Nuer can fight each other, and if you just found out boys, too bad!!! Kiirdit used the say tactics as Bashir of Sudan brothers, and it why Nuers Communities are killing themselves like chickens leave alone other tribes/communities!!!
              Tut Kew is Kiirdit mentor/ adviser/ Hemitee!!

  • 20 February 19:54, by Mayendit

    The BBC interviewer asking Riek Machar that, the South Sudanese people are accused you as you are killings people directly or indirectly and he responded by saying, I killed no fly later, the interviewer said, the South Sudanese former vice president Riek Machar can not admitted his political baggage which let all these killings took place. I am blaming Kiir Mayardit because of his weakness.

  • 20 February 20:07, by Mayendit

    Continue: in 2016, the Pro Riek Machar Teny made attacked evening time killings 5 government soldiers and one civilian as well as more others wounded. The following day, he was told to come to Presidential Palace then,Riek show up holding 2 hands guns, he gave one and he hiding other but later 700 his rebels came demanding to go inside and dogfighting started. If you are not a weak leader how Will

    • 20 February 20:16, by Mayendit

      President Salva Kiir Mayardit is absolutely very weak leader, how Will you let this man who came with gun get away?. If I was the President of South Sudan nation basically, Riek Machar Teny would have been jailed for life. All evidence were there unfortunately president Salve Kiir Mayardit wasn’t able to put him in jail this is a sign of weaknesses. I will never trust killer.

  • 20 February 20:09, by Kenyang ll

    Are people celebrating what exactly? That stupid Kiir and power-hungry Riek are going back to bed, again? How about hanging the murderers for their crimes: unnecessary war …. for death and murdering thousands innocent South Sudanese? MURDERER. JUSTICE.

    • 21 February 06:08, by Malakal county Simon


      You maybe behind the news or one of disgruntled Paul Malong supporters.... People’s are currently celebrating the peace which you’re anti to it because you been left out to it due power hungry.... Please join the peace bandwagon because our people’s are truly tired to continue with the senseless war!! Would you??

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