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SSOMA welcomes Sant’Egidio’s condemnation of recent violence in S. Sudan


May 5, 2020 (JUBA) - The holdout South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) Tuesday has reiterated its commitment to the Sant’Egidio mediated peace process and welcomed international condemnation of the government violation of ceasefire agreement.

Thomas Cirilo hold pres conference with Sant Egidio officials in Rome on 20 Nov 2019 (S Egidio photo)The religious community of Sant’Egidio condemned fresh attacks by the South Sudanese government forces in Yei River area saying it breaches the cessation of hostilities agreement of December 2017 and the recommitment agreement signed with SSOMA in Rome last February.

Further, the European Union Council called for the full respect of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement saying it was "imperative" for a conducive environment for dialogue and applauded Sant’Edigio-led process to bring non- signatory parties on board the peace process.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, SSOMA praised Sant’Egidio statement denouncing the violation of the ceasefire agreement. Further, the alliance of the non-signatory groups commended the EU for its support to the Sant’Egidio efforts to mediate a peace deal.

The statement recalled their rejection of the IGAD-mediated revitalized peace agreement saying it failed to address the root causes of the conflict in South Sudan.

"Hence, SSOMA is committed to the Rome Declaration for addressing the root causes of the conflict in South Sudan as well as the Rome Resolution on the CoHA and we expect the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to do the same," stressed the alliance.

The holdout groups further stressed that the Rome process is the "only hope for sustainable and durable peace" in South Sudan brushing aside the IGAD process.

The two parties had to resume talks last March but the meetings were postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis which heavily hit Italy during the past two months.


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  • 6 May 2020 07:54, by Mayendit

    Former Secretary General Pagan A mum Okiech, former Chief of staff general Paul Malong Awan and insider spy Thomas Cirillo. Would you please take a moment to asking yourselves very simple question for example, were you all parts of government?. Are you not part of the roots causes?.why Riek abandoned roots causes of the conflict?.

    • 7 May 2020 02:22, by Kenyang ll


      Good questions. Please break it down and explain.

  • 6 May 2020 07:55, by South South

    Those monkeys of NAS need to do right things by coming back to Juba. Sitting in the forest and making wild, empty and stupid calls will not change anything. Government forces have full rights to fight back if monkeys attack them.

    • 6 May 2020 11:08, by jubaone

      South South
      You dirty jienge kaffir, you cowards dont fight. You only go to unarmed defenceless civilians and terrorize them instead of going to meet your real NAS men. Anyway, where are all your jienge nyors of fugitive Malong? Killed, maimed the rest as beggars or criminals running around in Juba. Now you are hoping IO will help you, wele! jienge cowards.

    • 6 May 2020 11:12, by jubaone

      South South,
      Almost all jienges have dashed to Uganda or Kenya and are scared stiff to fight. Abyei has been taken and the noisy jienges cant put up any resistance, why? Cuz they are cowards and talk too much like market whores. They only rape defenceless women, kill old men and kids and run away to Museveni when things get nasty, dirty savages.

      • 6 May 2020 17:10, by The Rhino


        NAS must hit hard when they are attacked by those Dinka or nyagat bastards.Its a God natural given thing to defend oneself.NAS fighters are doing exactly the right thing,..kill all rapists and misfits!I would encourage every citizen to carry a GUN and protect himself, his community and properties.Dinka and nyagats in Equatoria are shit...all savages OUT!

        • 6 May 2020 17:18, by The Rhino

          South South,

          You skunk!Tell your Dinka women not to breastfeed makakus/apes in the middle of the day.Shit,maybe this is the reason why Misseriya arabs are grilling and terrorizing your relatives, b’cos they done see anything human in you.Pathetic savages!

          • 6 May 2020 18:34, by South South

            The Rhino,

            Why do you talk to me and you are just a monkey? Please teach Mundari women to sit down like other women in the world when they urinate. I know now why Bari kill Mundari and make fun of them in Juba.

  • 6 May 2020 08:06, by Mayendit

    Mr.Pagan Amum, Paul Malong and Thomas Cirillo
    Find something else to talked about it but the roots causes conflict why because all of you were serving same government when you have trying to claim Chairman of the SPLM Party special, the former Secretary General Pagan Amum Okiech, he was aggravating with Riek Machar, Majak D.Agoot and Rebecca Nyandeng. Cirillo loot money as well as Paul Malong

  • 6 May 2020 08:24, by Mayendit

    The groups mention above were part of the problem and they are guilty by all accounts. I want to explain to them the roots causes conflict in South Sudan in 2013. It is very simple to admitted that, the roots causes conflict was the aggregation made by Riek Machar and the Groups 10 when they staged on stadium and each and everyone claimed to takes Chairmanship of the SPLM Party in 2015. President

    • 6 May 2020 09:11, by Langbaar

      I am tired of always trying to explain myself time and time again that most of the SUDAN TRIBUNE and RADIO TAMAZUJ and other foreign online troll articles are 80% percent made up stories. Mr. Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol, Riek Machar, Majak Agoot included, were and are working are bunch of secret societies criminals who have sold themselves and their souls to foreign their secret.

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