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African Union applauds Kiir-Machar deal on transitional government


February 21, 2020 (JUBA) - South Africa President and Chairperson of the African Union Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, welcomed the agreement between South Sudanese main peace partners to form a transitional government on Saturday.

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

In line with the Entebbe agreement, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the leader of the SPLM-IO agreed Thursday to form a Transitional Government of National Unity.

The agreement comes after Kiir’s acceptance to re-establish the 10 states. Also, the parliament; endorsed a bill incorporating the restored territorial system and three administrative areas.

“We welcome the decision by President Kiir and Dr Machar to form a transitional government, which will help to preserve the unity of the people of South Sudan and bring about durable peace and stability in the country,” said Ramaphosa.

The head of the African Union further commended both leaders for displaying statesmanship and a spirit of compromise paving the way for the formation of the revitalised transitional government.

“The installation of the R-TGoNU on 22 February 2020 will mark a major turning point in efforts to bring unity, peace and stability in the fraternal Republic of South Sudan,” he stressed.

Ramaphosa held separate meetings with both Kiir and Machar on the eve of the 33rd session of the AU summit urging them to make the needed concessions for the formation of the government.

South Africa sought to mediate between the peace parties to settle the issue of the number of states during the transitional period and made proposals in this respect.

The AU head called on the all the South Sudanese parties to join the Transitional government saying that “any outstanding pre-transitional measures should be discussed under the Transitional government”.


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  • 21 February 20:40, by Mayendit

    A.U.Leaders must understand the duration of rebellious led by Riek Machar Teny. This man is not a human being even though he look no difference with others living human being. Riek Machar is the most murder politician I had never seen in my life time. In 1991,he order his bodyguards to fired squad 100 Ranking officers of Dinkas at Nassir county. He also order his rebels to invaded Bor communities

    • 21 February 22:07, by Langbaar

      Don’t you worry chap. All these nonsense are just ’a show chap’ Mr. Riek Machar had long since gone to ’Deng Nhial division chap’. Yes, Mr. Salva Kiir is a piece of cower. He will be killed like Mr. Riek Machar and be done with the low life. *sharpen your spears and replenish your bows and arrows* Mr. Mayendit chap. We are going to destroy these low lives out of our country and over>>>

      • 21 February 22:13, by Langbaar

        our people once and for all chap, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. We respect the Chinese, Russia and our own selves and than the *cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, evil juus (so-called israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), English people, white American people and some of their creeps in between here in the ’IGAD and the AU’ and some of their creeps in between in between who love>>>

        • 22 February 00:36, by Langbaar

          affair with our country and our people has gone too far and the vermin are going to see how much hate them. We always told our foolish elders that *the evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan and their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU* have attached themselves>>>

          • 22 February 00:43, by Langbaar

            to our country and our people. Our lowly informed fools don’t know these dirty and cheap and dirty intrigues being played over our country and our people by some vermin we can just walk over and in a matter of a week and be done with them. Simply because our foolish leader Salva Kiir, his bunch of goons & a traitor, thief & foreign stooge/stooge being played over our country and our people>>>>

            • 22 February 01:11, by Langbaar

              Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. The then ’Organization of African Unity (OAU)’, manifesto used to say, that "the drawn colonial borders should be respected" Our Anyuaks, our lowly informed Nuers ’ke nyantoc low lives’ are being kept hostage in our Gambella region as *Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes*, Turkanas of Northern Kenya, Samburus, Pokots, Nandis, Masaais, Karamojong,>>>>

              • 22 February 01:28, by Langbaar

                Acholis of South Sudan and Northern Uganda, Luos of Kenya and Masaais of Tanzania*, watch out fellows. The owners are here fellows. *Living over other people and their countries is not a good idea fellows*. *Mzungu aende wulaya, Mu-Africa apate Uhuru (MAU MAU); white men, go home; Africans get their independence* Or *Muhindi aende wulaya, Mu-Africa apate Uhuru*>>>

                • 22 February 01:46, by Langbaar

                  Indians go home, Africans get independence. We want a war fellows. All the British so-called army in *Nanyuki and Laikipia* in central Kenya are going to bombed to near oblivion/extinction by us, South Sudanese. Kill any Bantus that will try to play ball with us and our country ever ever again, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

                  • 22 February 02:00, by Langbaar

                    The so-called COLD WAR is always fought over our country and our people, by the vermin our low lives think, they are equal with us and our people. I will repeat again, if any low live brings *the evil English people, white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis),>>>>>

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