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South Sudan’s president calls to end violence, produce food

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May 15, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir called to end violence in the country saying peace in needed to produce food and end international humanitarian support to the troubled east African nation.

President Kiir shakes hands with his FVP Macahr in a recent meeting at the presidency (SSPPU photo)Kiir made his call for peace in a speech delivered at the SPLA Day in Juba on Friday.

He said that South Sudanese now have to feed themselves and to stop counting on the World Food Program and organizations alike. Also, he directed the Ministry of Agriculture to make food security reality and work with the Ministry of Defence on the Agriculture Master Plan.

"To achieve food security, we must end all forms of violence in this country, whether it is communal violence or political violence," he said.

"I, therefore, call upon the SSPDF, SPLA-IO, and SSOMA, especially NAS, to observe the terms of the Rome Declaration and Resolution strictly, particularly the ceasefire provision," he stressed.

NAS has recently clashed several times with the government forces in Central and Western Equatoria states. The holdout group nonetheless has accused the SSPDF of attacking its positions.

President Kiir, for his part, reiterated the need for dialogue and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

"This option is cheap, fast, and saves lives," he said.

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  • 16 May 06:05, by Nueri Dial

    We needs action!

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    • 16 May 09:04, by The Rhino

      Nueri Dial,

      Both Kiir and Riak Machar are the most worthless "leaders" in this country.The two are housing Dinka and Nuer people in refugee camps like chickens ready for sell.And fools like you still support those incompetent bastards,disgusting.Was it not these two bastards who created the unnecessary war?Look at them now,and look at yourselves in PoC sites, what do you see?

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      • 16 May 18:11, by Nueri Dial

        The Rhino,
        Don’t worry, Kiir is leaving soon and Dr.Riek was dislodged because he stand with reform. accept the reality. If you don’t defeat the enemy, confuse them and if you don’t then join them!

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  • 16 May 06:50, by Games

    Lake and Jonglei States should be the first that government must tackle to curve the violences. The problems of Equatoria region are very simple.

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    • 16 May 08:53, by The Rhino

      Games,

      There’s this Dinka moron from Abyei named "South South",he calls you a ’retard’.I think he is right.Its an insult..dummy!!!

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  • 16 May 09:03, by Chiir

    Good thinking Mr. President, but actions will speak louder. Get some machinery and make large plantations in the three regions: Equatoria, Upper Nile, and Bar Al Ghazal. These plantations can be tasked with producing different crops, which will be sold at reduced prices to allow farming in RSSD to compete with others.

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    • 16 May 09:15, by The Rhino

      Chiir,

      Years ago, idiot Kiir ordered thousands of tractors facilitated to him by another criminal from north Sudan called "Al Cardinal".Good chunk of those machines are now rotting slowing in Bahr El Gazal and Upper Nile,few only were seen in Equatoria.All machines are literary out of function!What happened to that idea?

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      • 16 May 09:35, by Chiir

        Rhino,
        Distributing tractors to corrupt governors who had no understanding of how things work was such a bad-ass idea. We need to have a plantation with management which will be held accountable should anything goes wrong! The mechanic and Engineers will also be controlled and paid by the Government. Call this as a federal initiative and if the states will do similar thing, let ’em do it.

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      • 16 May 10:30, by jubaone

        Rhino
        To be exact $350m was spent on purchasing 1,000 tractor and each state to have 100. Funny, Mr. Beda Deng fmr Agriculture minister didn’t think of how these tractors would be serviced and fixed if they broke down. He hurriedly applied for $120m as supplementary budget to erect 10 mechanical workshops one in each state. Nothing happened after that.

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  • 16 May 09:12, by Chiir

    People need to understand the root causes of conflict among communities. What I know is that some people fight because of cattle rustling, land, girls’ pregnancies, etc. With the exception of the land conflict, cattle rustling, and pregnancy brawls are settled around one thing; the cattle. If impregnated, the value of a girl is considered destroyed or it is a disrespect to the girl’s clan...

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  • 16 May 09:26, by Chiir

    especially if the father of the kid refused to marry the girl. To stop these nonsensical conflicts, dowry needs to be abolished, and cows to sold cheaply. That way, no cattle rustling will be reduced or stopped altogether. Politicians need to stop being tribal!

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    • 16 May 22:14, by Langbaar

      Chiir,
      Agriculture and farming is what our people have depend up since anyone can remember. But what we have had a generation and myopic politicians who think, living and fighting over government positions and let our people be fed by our countries is a good idea. Mr. Riek Machar and his allies who have sold themselves to foreign interest groups and masters want to sell our country and our people>

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      • 17 May 00:10, by Langbaar

        But the vermin are have step on the wrong people’s feet, us, the South Sudanese men/Muonyjaangs of the Sudan. We would want to see who is this South Sudanese who would want to bring the *evil white English people, their white Americans, cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their evil juus (so-called israelis), some of their Bantuses, their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>

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        • 17 May 00:18, by Langbaar

          and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the UN who covet our country and people to death*. We have a lot cattle in ’South Sudan’ *than Uganda, Kenya, our cloned so-called Arab North Sudan and Abesh (so-called ethiopia) combined*, but our country and our people are what the vermin have *projected their propaganda machines into 24/7*>>>>

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          • 17 May 00:31, by Langbaar

            all the times. the vermin think, we are equal with them. Lowly informed South Sudanese Corn/maize, potato, tomato and other food sources are *indigenous of America fools, Canada, Australia or Pacific*. We are the Ancient Egyptians lowly informed South Sudanese fools’, *The mighty US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis), Northern Nigerian creeps, Bantuses in Central Kenya towns>>>>

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            • 17 May 00:42, by Langbaar

              of Nanyuki, Laikipia, Nakuru, Naivaisha, Nairobi and Mombasa, are going to be bombed out of map*.>>>

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