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Kiir pledges full-scale disarmament campaign to end tribal violence in South Sudan


Kiir denies his infection with coronavirus on 25 May (SKM fans photo)
July 8, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday announced that his government would start a full-scale disarmament campaign to end tribal violence in the country.

Kiir made the announcement in a speech to the nation delivered on the Ninth Anniversary of the Country’s Independence which also will not be celebrated due to the health crisis caused by the COVID-19.

He said the intercommunal clashes across the country are now threatening the "success in ending political violence" and South Sudan’s stability.

The president was alluding to reports about the participation of military elements from the government army and the SPLA-IO in the tribal fighting against the Murle in Jonglei state.

Accordingly, he announced three measures to deal with intercommunal violence.

Kiir said the government will launch an "inter and intra communal dialogue" for healing and reconciliation among the warring parties to address the cause of the fighting: revenge, water and grazing land".

"Secondly, alongside this process, we shall launch full-scale disarmament of the civil population, an exercise which is already underway in some parts of the country," he stressed.

Also, the South Sudanese president to "strengthen the institutions tasked with the enforcement of law and order as well as those administering justice".

These steps will help create an improved environment for safety and security, which will, in turn, enable us to deliver services and promote development across the country.

Over 800 people were killed in South Sudan including three aid workers the since February.

Last May, David Shearer the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan condemned the intercommunal fighting and urged Juba to take the needed measures to stop it.

"We strongly urge the Government and other parties to compromise and agree on these critical positions so the states can take measures to prevent conflict, build peace, and assist with the COVID-19 response,” said Shearer.

Following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, the government had carried out a successful nationwide campaign to collect weapons.

However, the five-year civil war largely contributed to the spread of weapons among civilians again.


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  • 9 July 2020 08:51, by Nueri Dial

    How would a Militia disarm another fellow Militia? It needs National army to take guns from the hand of civilian not civil personal like what you have

    • 9 July 2020 10:57, by Khent

      Nueri Dial

      Would you be saying the same thing if Riek took charge of the Presidency with his Nuer militias? I very much doubt it.

      • 9 July 2020 11:47, by Nueri Dial

        If you analysis my words well, They are included. What we have in SS is not national army but a bulk of Militia. Dinka has formed Mathiang Anyor, Dutkubany, Abuchiok as their Militia, they call them SSDF b/se they are in Power. Nuer have White Army, Shiluk with Agwelek, Equatoria with Arrow Boys, Murle with Cobra and Mabanese with Maban Defense Force. Where are civilian you want to disarm?

        • 9 July 2020 12:26, by Riel84

          Games and gat Nueri,
          just play it save low lives. Here in Jonglei state, no one would want your damned ’Nuer ke nyantoc lawlessness never ever again, trust me fools.’ All those gerrymandering in Juba are simply shows, but the bucks stop with the owners on the ground low lives. Mr. Salva Kiir, his fools here in Jonglei of Mr. Kuol Manyang, Mr. Michael Makuei Lueth and bunch of other cowards who>>>

          • 9 July 2020 12:31, by Riel84

            let Mr. Riek Machar got away in 2016 again must pay a very heavy political prices if the low lives would ever open their damn mouths and call themselves our leaders again. Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of lowly informed have living over the back of other people ever since. Another low life, the most ugliest of human beings on this world, Rebecca Nyandeng’s ugly son and her mother, Mr. Pagan Amuom,>

            • 9 July 2020 12:37, by Riel84

              Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo and other bunch of low lives, who think, joining *secret societies and used other people and their countries is a good idea*. Good luck to the low lives. Any South Sudanese fool who dare *dare give up his own gun on the name of the so-called ’full scale disarmament would be as good as dead’. I repeat again, let any fool disarm and then cry again later about>>>

              • 9 July 2020 12:41, by Riel84

                Fellows, there are some evils on this planet earth who love to attached themselves to other people and their countries like *leeches or ticks*. These vermins are our *evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, some of their Bantuses, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arab>>>

                • 9 July 2020 12:46, by Riel84

                  states paymasters and some of their creeps in between who covet our country and our people to death fools*. But the vermins are going to be bombed out of map, once and for all out of our country and over our people, once and for all, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. We have been telling this cowboy hat wearer to let us round up anything that is connected to *evil>>>>

        • 9 July 2020 13:07, by South South

          Nueri Dial,
          SSPDF is a very strong army. They managed to keep Riek a second man in our country even though Riek wants to a first man in our country. Please work very hard to get out Nuers in PoCs in Juba, Bor, Malakal, Bentu. Why are they still in PoCs? Afriad? from who? SSPDF? Why? Iam laughing hard.

          • 9 July 2020 14:17, by Nueri Dial

            South South,
            Go and ask M7 about who kept Dr.Riek to be second man? He will give you a different answer. I want you to answer why Bor still in Minkaman Camp? What are they doing in Kakuma and Ugandan Camp? Who chase them a way and why are they not returning?

            • 9 July 2020 17:24, by Khent

              Nueri Dial

              I thought you guys said you were warriors, so why did 3 UPDF Battalions apparently defeat you when you were 70-75% of the army? A maximum of 3 UPDF Battalions were deployed, so that Paul Malong Awan could recruit Dinka militiamen to replace the 70-75% of the army that defected, and when that was done, the Ugandans were removed.

        • 9 July 2020 13:21, by Khent

          Nueri Dial

          The "National military" is whichever military outfit that fought the enemy during the war. The various Nuer militias worked for Khartoum and only returned in 2006, so they simply do not deserve that title. We currently don’t have a truly representative National Military...

          • 9 July 2020 13:40, by Khent

            ..and we will need to unify the militias to create a National military in order to create some trust uniformly across tribal lines. Salva Kiir made mistakes when he allowed the Nuer returnees to account for 70-75% of the army before the war eruped in 2013. The Nuer are only 17% of South Sudan’s population and this should be reflected in their presence in the military...

            • 9 July 2020 13:55, by Khent

              ..Salva Kiir was far too accommodating during the Interim Period, and neglected the military due to corruption. Salva Kiir should NEVER have given Riek the Vice-Presidency during and after the Interim Period. Anyone that allied with Khartoum should have been barred [permanently] from the political environment. Traitors got lucky under Salva Kiir.

          • 9 July 2020 15:09, by Nueri Dial

            Let me know if Bona Malual and Abel Alier to mention few was working with White man? Or Let me know if they are not Dinka? ohohh o forget Kirbino Kuanyin Bol and Arok Thon Arok. Can you tell me if they were not Dinka! Also please don’t forget to add Moses Kur in your list

            • 9 July 2020 15:17, by Khent

              Nueri Dial

              None of these people had Dinka militias working for Khartoum. Your tribe provided tens of thousands of servants to Khartoum, so you cannot even begin to compare our two tribes. You were the Arab’s servant and we were their enemies.

              • 9 July 2020 15:26, by Nueri Dial

                You seem not to know the truth or you don’t want to admit. Let me ask you a question to confirm. Is Kuol Deng who sold Abei away was from Nuer or he was doing it a lone without Dinka influence?

                • 9 July 2020 15:40, by Khent

                  Abyei was transferred to Kordofan by the Condominium government in 1905. Contrary to popular belief, Deng Majok had no hand in the transfer of Abyei from Bahr el Ghazal to Kordofan in 1905. Abyei was *transferred* to Kordofan by the Condominium government - and not by any of the leaders of Abyei when Arop Biong (the father of Deng Majok) was Paramount Chief.

                  • 9 July 2020 15:51, by Khent

                    The Dinka of Abyei did not voluntarily choose to be part of Kordofan in 1905 — they [along with Twic-West and the Ruweng] were forced into Kordofan by the British - apparently for administrative convenience. Abyei was not sold by Kuol Deng Kuol; the man died in 2013, it’s laughable to suggest that he "sold" his land in 1905.

                    • 9 July 2020 16:45, by Nueri Dial

                      I confirm that you are true Dinka (Jaang/Slave) whom are known for denial, liar, corruption and greed! Food lover, cowards who lean on others. How do you publicly deny the three fact i just ask you to confirm your truth about what you write?

                      • 9 July 2020 17:00, by Khent

                        Nueri Dial

                        You did not present any facts, Arab slave. I want you to provide third party sources for your claims. I don’t care what any Nuer of this generation has to say on any matter. I will care when you stop believing in Ngundeng and all that nonsense about people coming back from the dead. You returned from slavery in 2006, so your words mean nothing.

                        • 9 July 2020 18:04, by Nueri Dial

                          You needs me to provide 3rd party on known fact which is everywhere in Sudan History how Deng Kuol sold land to Arab? or to proof that Abel Alier, Moses Makur, Kirbino Kuanying, Arok Thon Arok etc were Dinka(Jaang/Slave)? You are a fool! just lick my foot so that i can return you back to your ancestors

                          • 9 July 2020 18:43, by Khent

                            Nueri Dial

                            How did Deng Kuol sell Abyei in 1905 when he was born in 1902? When will you Nuer learn to think? Your inability to think is precisely why the Arabs enslaved you and made you do their bidding for so long.

                            I already answered your vapid claims about the likes of Arok Thon Arok by re-affirming that no Dinka followed them into slavery. Your people provided tens of thousands of slaves.

  • 9 July 2020 21:06, by Angelo Achuil

    We are really sick and badly need help! Just look where the comments are headed compared to to the title of the article and anybody who doesn’t know South Sudan will not understand. God, please help us!!!

  • 9 July 2020 21:17, by Angelo Achuil

    I would say that these kind of disarmaments has been done here and there for over 10 yrs but armed violence, raiding and child abduction continued. What is the point of collecting them at one while they get them back at the other end? It doesn’t look very wise. If we can answer and best solve the question why citizens keep guns? Then we will rest, but until then, this is rat race!

  • 9 July 2020 23:59, by 1940s

    Same that it been 7 years with out
    Public celebration of south Sudan independence.

    • 10 July 2020 03:10, by Kuch84

      don’t worry chap. South Sudan is coveted to death by the ’criminals who think they own ’the worlds, that they are world’s oxygen or that they control the world oceans’ waves’. Good luck to them. 1940s, WW3 is going to start here in our South Sudan and we are going to bomb the vermins out of our country and over our people once and for all, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM chap.>>>>

      • 10 July 2020 03:20, by Kuch84

        Our elders have let our guards down. There is this so-called ’Africa unity and regional integration’ being propagated by our *secret societies* of Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Paul Kagame, Jakaya Kikwete, Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, Hailemariam Desalegn, Mr. Abiye Ahmed, Barack Hussein Obama, Susan Rice, Mr. Riek Machar, the UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their>>>

        • 10 July 2020 03:27, by Kuch84

          creeps in between who think, living over other people and their countries is a good idea. Fellows, there is nothing we have never told on SUDAN TRIBUNE. Here in South Sudan, our people cannot go and get a job in ’Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi or Abesh (so-called ethiopia)’ this is simply because our people have fighting wars all their lives while those countries have been fighting>>>

        • 10 July 2020 03:27, by Kuch84

          creeps in between who think, living over other people and their countries is a good idea. Fellows, there is nothing we have never told on SUDAN TRIBUNE. Here in South Sudan, our people cannot go and get a job in ’Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi or Abesh (so-called ethiopia)’ this is simply because our people have fighting wars all their lives while those countries have been fighting>>>

          • 10 July 2020 03:39, by Kuch84

            South Sudan is part of East Africa. But we cannot be bullied by these low lives fellows. Do you fellows know what is called ’the war of attrition’?. Put pressure put pressure put pressure on South Sudan and the South Sudanese people and their *cheap and dirty intrigue the vermins covet over our country and our people would come true---WW3. Fellows, the vermins are going to get>>>>

            • 11 July 2020 06:35, by Kuch84

              To start it from where I left it hanging the other days. Many of our so-called senior politicians, fake PhD doctors and secret societies criminals who have sold themselves and their own souls and their own lives to ’secret societies’ and foreign interest groups. The worst of these kinds are Mr. Lam Akol, Riek Machar and other creeps who are stilling hiding in foreign capitals like Mr. Pagan Amuom>

              • 11 July 2020 06:42, by Kuch84

                Thomas Cirillo, Uyai Deng Ajak, Majak Agoot or the so-called ’Dr. John Garang boys’. Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of lowly informed advisors are not far behind those ’sold out group’ I have just mentioned above. Those of us who are ahead of these of these cheap and dirty geopolitical chess game being played over our country and over our people are ’hunted down 24/7’ for extermination and when>>>

                • 11 July 2020 06:47, by Kuch84

                  when they failed to find us, then they will deliberately ’delete our comments warn others about the dirty games and intrigues being played over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people by the so-called South Sudan and the South Sudanese people uncles. From *the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their lackeys here in the IGAD, the AU, their UN and their sleazy NGOs*>>>>

                  • 11 July 2020 07:08, by Kuch84

                    "The rule of the sum" insinuates if allowed the door open to ’viruses or vermin’ they would go in and infect every essence of your life’ and destroy you inside, simple and square. Right after our country’s independence or before our country’s independence. Our myopic elders ’let in every scum on this planet earth on disguised of the ’Humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping, human rights & all>>

                    • 11 July 2020 07:14, by Kuch84

                      until every facets and essence of our governments and security was compromised by these so-called ’South Sudan and the South Sudanese uncles’. Every low life who was wrongly appoint to ’high position in the government was visibly with no recourse seen mingling with foreign secret agents in hotels in Juba, Kenya, Nairobi, Adis Ababa, Khartoum and other foreign capitals’.>>>

                      • 11 July 2020 07:20, by Kuch84

                        And they wanted to be called "His Excellency (H.E), however they have nothing in their own damn skulls" Fellows, Mr. Lam Akol was not accused to have had a hand in the ’15/12/2013 foiled coup attempt’. He was not even arrested with the real 15/12/2013. But the real coup plotters were ’taken to Kenya’ for their masters to go and use them in Kenya>>>>

                        • 11 July 2020 09:03, by Kuch84

                          as *their blackmails or negotiations cards or chips to ’bring themselves back into South Sudan and over South Sudanese people’s again* And that was ’precisely why the foreign puppets/stooges of *Riek Machar, and his bunch of secret societies’ of Mr. Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo and other bunch of lives I had been posting here on SUDAN TRIBUNE and other websites all the times*>>>

                          • 11 July 2020 09:07, by Kuch84

                            Fellows, countries of *Uganda, Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Rwanda, Tanzania, North Sudan and other countries don’t have resources or a land for their damned big population. But South Sudan is where the *vermins and parasites* have ’projected their evil lenses into 24/7’. With these cheap and dirty intrigues----

                            • 11 July 2020 09:17, by Kuch84

                              "Africa unity and regional integration" being propagated by the low lives of *Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Paul Kagame, Jakaya Kikwete, Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, Hailemariam Desalegn, Abiy Ahmed, Barack Hussein Obama, Susan Rice, Ban Ki Moon, Olusegun Obasanjo and some of their creeps in between who have sold themselves and their souls to *secret societies and they also want to sell other people>>>>

                              • 11 July 2020 09:23, by Kuch84

                                and their countries to those secret societies* as their way of their way around the so-called *Africa unity and regional integration* piece of trash. Fellows. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Let us just round up anything that is connected to evil *white Americans, evil juus (so-called israelis), white English people, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some of their evil Bantuses,>>>

                                • 11 July 2020 09:28, by Kuch84

                                  their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their North Sudanese creeps and their creeps in the gulf Arab states; kill them and throw them into into the Nile and be done with the vermins*. The vermins love our country and our people death, they have attached their evil selves like *leeches or ticks to our country and our people. And this is made ’possible by our low lives who don’t have lives at all.>>>>

                                  • 11 July 2020 09:36, by Kuch84

                                    South Sudan small issues are what these vermins are what these vermins ’propagated 24/7’. When there are *myriad of problems in North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Kenya and other countries* But South Sudan is their chosen country, and South Sudanese people were chosen as would be their *expendable fools by our so-called allies or uncles*>>>

                                    • 11 July 2020 09:43, by Kuch84

                                      My own advise to our lowly informed South Sudanese fools, who believe *in evil juus (so-called israel), white Americans, English, Nigerians jujus, Ngundeng Buong and other magical intrigues around the world*. Move away from our country and let the owners fight these vermins. South Sudan is not their then *Democratic republic of Congo, Angola, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Central Africa republic>>>

                                      • 11 July 2020 09:48, by Kuch84

                                        (C.A.R), their west African low lives whom they often play games with their countries and their people at whim, their Carribeans, Cuba, Middle East countries whom the vermins often *change their elected leaders like they are changing their under wears, of their then South American or Latin American countries, some of their Asian countries or their then Eastern European countries during their>>>>

                                        • 11 July 2020 09:54, by Kuch84

                                          so-called COLD WAR. And the vermins hope, that South Sudan would be ’Geopolitically chess game or football played all the times’ and that South Sudan would be re-united with their cloned so-called Arab North Sudan just like their then ’East Germany and West Germany. This is what is being plainly played by our so-called allies or uncles. But the vermins are wasting their damn times and our times,>>

  • 13 July 2020 15:50, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Disarmament first
    Justice second
    Reconciliation third.
    This is where peace will come to South Sudan.

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