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International community cautiously welcome formation of South Sudan unity cabinet


South Sudan's FVP Machar swearing in as his wife stands besides him on 22 Feb 2020 (SSPPU photo)February 22, 2020 (JUBA) - Regional and international organizations and countries cautiously welcomed the appointment of Riek Machar as First Vice President and three other vice-presidents as the first step toward the formation of the three-year transitional government.

The IGAD, UN Secretary-General, EU and the US Ambassador to the United Nations welcomed Machar appointment and the three other vice-presidents Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, James Wani Igga and Taban Deng Gai.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praised the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and called on the South Sudanese parties "to fully adhere to the letter and spirit of the Agreement".

In the same vein, US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said that the appointment of the vice-presidents is the first step before to urge "President Salva Kiir, FVP Riek Machar "to show the courage and fortitude needed at this moment to translate hope into a better future for South Sudan".

The European Union, also hailed the key step urging the peace signatories to work together to address the major challenges ahead, pointing out to the need to "mark progress on (the security) arrangements and other critical aspects of the peace agreement."

Human Right Watch associate Africa director Jehanne Henry urged the new government to set out a plan to end human rights violations particularly "reforming the abusive national security service, freeing abducted civilians held by armed groups, and establishing a hybrid war crimes court in partnership with the African Union."

IGAD warns against divided parties

For its part, the regional group that brokered the revitalized peace agreement pinpointed to "the internal frictions and divisions in some of the Parties to the R-ARCSS" without naming them.

"IGAD recognizes (these divisions have) caused an unnecessary distraction in the Pre-Transitional Period and if it persists, will disrupt the implementation of transitional tasks during the Transitional Period," said the statement.

"Therefore, it is high time that these Parties now overcome their internal differences and wrangles for the sake of peace," further stressed the regional group.

The long-time divided South Sudan Opposition Alliance has failed to agree on its candidate for the post of vice-president confirming the fragility of several alliances created within the framework of the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF).


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  • 23 February 14:21, by Fathi

    Do the brothers in South Sudan believe peace will last?
    Will refugees return now or will they want to wait for a year to know they’re serious about peace?

    • 24 February 05:03, by Langbaar

      This same so-called regional countries and the international community were experimenting a kind of democracy that doesn’t exist on this planet are yet again try to spring evil necks out about being cautious. In real world, it either you are in the government or in opposition. And this is precisely done by people with brains in other countries in order to avoid ’infighting in the same government’>

      • 24 February 05:10, by Langbaar

        The in fighting in the same SPLM party prior to 15/12/2013 implosion was what many South Sudanese with brains were trying to avoid being repeated again. But there are some vermin in the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs & their lackeys here in the AU & the IGAD. Who think, South Sudan must be used as ’a test case’ of new form of democracy were ’oppositions and the government can share power equitably>>>

        • 24 February 05:17, by Langbaar

          Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom and Rebecca Nyandeng and their allies allies were honestly advised before their brazen attempt to grab power by force on the 15/12/2013 to form their their new party than then the mother SPLM party if they want to contest against Mr. Salva Kiir, but they plain refused. Opting to fighting it out within and there it went, an infighting ensued in the parliament>>>>

          • 24 February 05:28, by Langbaar

            and reached the two army Barack in Juba, right up to here in Bor, Malakal, Bentiu and so on. I don’t know why the US let Mrs. Hilary Clinton democratic party shares power with Mr. Donald Trump Republican party after their 2016 disputed elections? Or why Mr. Boris Johnson Conservative party shares power with Mr. Cobyn Labour party after a bitter contested and divisive elections in their country?>>

            • 24 February 05:33, by Langbaar

              The vermin in the US or UK won’t allow that to happen because, it would cause a very bad infighting which may eventually cause a civil war in their countries. But with a country like South Sudan, their so-called ’world newest nation’ whom they think, was created with their money, and is their ’over sea protectorate and her people’s over sea’s their subjects/slaves’>>>

              • 24 February 05:41, by Langbaar

                and the vermin can experiment any damn thing on their foolish South Sudanese subjects/slaves however, they think it is going to be unworkable. But this foreign powers are allowed to have influence over our country internal issues by some fake PhD doctors, foreign puppets/stooges, traitors and secret societies members of Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom>>>

                • 24 February 05:52, by Langbaar

                  ; who have sold themselves and their souls to foreign interest groups. And they also want to sell South Sudan and the South Sudanese people with them. And the lowly informed cowboy hat wearer who worships the evil juus (so-called israelis), Catholicism and pope, and his bunch of minions let this to happen. The low lives are still oblivious to this day how stupid and foolish they are in the eyes>>>

                  • 24 February 06:03, by Langbaar

                    of South Sudanese who are way too well ahead of their childish behavior and their fake PhD doctors. I have been called mentally ill here on SUDAN TRIBUNE by some low lives who cannot ever dare call me mentally ill face to face, but there they have it. Isn’t internet a good think?.>>>>

                    • 24 February 06:41, by Langbaar

                      Some of us in the know always cut Mr. Salva Kiir and his allies some slacks, since he joined the ’liberation of South Sudan when he was a tiny boy’, and he has never ’betrayed the South Sudanese people’s cause and went and alliance himself with our arch enemy and foreign powers. But Mr. Salva Kiir and lowly informed fools thought, that is how we play games with our enemies>>>

                      • 24 February 07:01, by Langbaar

                        Some evils in the devil infested island of *England, the US, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) prostitutes, some of their Bantus and some of their creeps here in here in the region and the AU*. We have been misinforming our low lives, that our country and our people>>>

                        • 24 February 07:08, by Langbaar

                          is 100% coveted by our enemies whom our fools think, they are our uncles or allies. The same ’dirty game being chess game and played over our and our people was once played during the the so-called ’COLD WAR’ next door in *DR Congo, Angola, Mozambique, Central Africa republic (C.A.R), Abesh (so-called ethiopia, many West Africans countries, Middle East>>>>

                          • 24 February 07:33, by Langbaar

                            Asian countries, Eastern European countries, Cuba and South American countries during their so-called *COLD WAR*, I repeat again. And that South Sudan would ’reunited with the then EAST and WEST GERMANY’ and the the vermin would then run to their capitals that their so-called *capitalism has prevailed over their so-called communism or socialism*>>>>

                            • 24 February 07:58, by Langbaar

                              South Sudan is being ’Geopolitically chess game or football played here as ’a communist or socialist country and North Sudan’, by our arch enemy, the cloned so-called Arab North Sudan is being projected here as ’a capitalist country’ by the same evils we are going to bomb to ’near oblivion/extinction’>>>>>

                              • 24 February 09:47, by Fathi


                                To be completely honest, I think you have the NCP/Omar Bashir mentality before removal of Turabi. It’s better for South Sudan to just bend the knee before the western masters before they play games with you like they did with us in the North. These people have unlimited resources and have the patience to play the long game.

                                • 24 February 09:50, by Fathi

                                  If they lose patience, then they’ll just blow you up like they did Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan. It’s better to just be a puppet like M7 until the international community gets fed up and actually resists.

                                  • 24 February 09:54, by Fathi

                                    Also, your assessment of the US is off. Tensions in the US are pretty high. The politics in the US is more polarized than it has ever been. The political elites are scared of the socialist Bernie Sanders. We also have the corrupt president Trump in office with his redneck followers. Things can get dangerous in America if Bernie wins the democratic nomination. A country like US falls from within.

                                    • 24 February 09:59, by Fathi

                                      You know who else is really scared of Bernie Sanders? Israel is shitting itself. They’re pulling all the stops trying to stop Bernie Sanders and it doesn’t seem to be working. You know who was the last president to scare Israel this way? It was the adulterous JFK. All I know is the future is unpredictable right now.

    • 24 February 21:44, by Khent


      People seem to be really optimistic about the chances for peace and have already voiced their desire to return as soon as possible. I really do hope that Greater Sudan gets peace this year because we’ve already spilled far too much Sudanese blood. I even want peace with the Misseriya — even if they are 17th Century migrants from Chad and Niger.

      • 25 February 09:57, by Fathi

        That’s the general vibe I got from South Sudanese brothers on twitter. I really hope this is the year of peace! All of our people are sick and tired of the wars. We want to develop the Greater Sudan and prosper. Unfortunately, aside from the self-inflicted wounds, foreigners continue to want to exploit our blessed lands.

        • 25 February 10:02, by Fathi

          The Misseriya nomads need to chill and seek peace. If we are able to continue to reform our government, hopefully we will be able to influence our Misseriya brothers to change behavior.

          Also, if you have twitter, post your @ so I can follow you.

  • 27 February 02:48, by Angelo Achuil

    The only way to make peace come to S. Sudan is to ake governors govern far from their tribes. These appointed ones needed be mixed up in different states so that those elected will follow this example. This way will pave for national unity like no other! :) :) :)

  • 27 February 02:57, by Angelo Achuil

    The only way to make peace come to S. Sudan is to make governors govern far from their tribes. These appointed ones needed be mixed up and not put in their states of birth. so that those elected will follow this example. This way will pave way for national unity like no other! :)

  • 27 February 03:01, by Angelo Achuil

    The next will setting up truth commission to discuss why we fought ourselves and what needs done to prevent its repetition in years to come.

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