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IGAD gives South Sudan one month to settle pre-transitional tasks


July 16, 2020 (JUBA) - The IGAD heads of state and government have given South Sudanese government one month to settle the outstanding pre-transitional tasks before to intervene directly to find a solution to it.

President Kiir shakes hands with his FVP Macahr in a recent meeting at the presidency (SSPPU photo)In a meeting held under the auspices of the IGAD in Uganda in November 2019, President Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar agreed to extend the pre-transitional period for 100 days and to allow critical tasks to be completed. Also, they decided to form a mechanism including the guarantors and parties to supervise the implementation of the agreement.

Accordingly, in February 2020, the government was formed as provided in the agreement but they failed to implement the security arrangements a key element for the transition. The same for the regional mechanism.

In a meeting held on 14 July via videoconference, the IGAD leaders urged the South Sudanese government to provide the necessary funding and logistical support to expedite the implementation of the security arrangement.

Also, they requested the government to provide financial support to the Disarmament and Demobilization Commission (DDRC) to undertake a comprehensive reintegration process.

Furthermore, they "Resolved that in the event that the Parties are not able to settle outstanding pre-transitional tasks within 30 days of the adoption of this Communiqué, that is on or before 13th August 2020, the IGAD Chair will intervene to directly engage with Parties with a view to assist in concluding the pending matters," stressed the statement released on 16 July.

South Sudan’s government has called for international support to implement the costly security arrangements. But the donors, the U.S. particularly said that the South Sudanese government has to cover alone all the fees of the process.

The regional body also appealed to President Kiir to dissolve the current TNLA before 26th July peace agreement within seven days of the dissolution of the incumbent legislative assembly.

New R-JMEC Chair

The meeting approved the appointment of Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Charles Tai Gituai as the new interim Chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission replacing the outgoing interim Chairperson of R-JMEC, Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Augostino Njoroge.

Also, they agreed to hold further consultations regarding the appointment of a chair to R-JMEC.

On Monday 13 July, the Security Council urged the IGAD to appoint a permanent Chairperson for the R-JMEC to support the implementation of the revitalized peace pact.

The Council in addition "underscored the need for continued and active engagement on South Sudan by the region and the international community".


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  • 17 July 2020 04:18, by Avenger of Dinkas/mounyjiengs

    "IGAD gives South Sudan one month to settle pre-transitional tasks"
    Says IGAD?!! Can our lowly informed South Sudanese fools open their damned eyes and see, what *their so-called IGAD really is?*. *The whole cheap and dirty intrigues over our country and our people is all about what you have been told times and times again----*the so-called Africa unity and regional integration being>>>>

    • 17 July 2020 04:27, by Avenger of Dinkas/mounyjiengs

      propagated by the low lives and the secrete societies of Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Paul Kagame, former Tantzania president, Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr. Raila Odinga of Kenya, former Abesha (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn and Abiye Ahmed. Former Nigerian president, Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo,>>>>

      • 17 July 2020 04:33, by Avenger of Dinkas/mounyjiengs

        Mr. Riek Machar, here in South Sudan, Mr. Lam Akol, Yasir Arman, Malik Agar, Barack Hussein Obama, Susan Rice and bunch of their bunch low lives who sold themselves to the devils and they also want to sell others and their countries to the devils like themselves. But the vermins are playing with fire. South Sudan is not part of their so-called *ANGLO-AMERICA EMPIRE, NEVER HAS and WILL NEVER>>>

        • 17 July 2020 06:10, by 1940s

          You’re so dumb and foolish. With out America, you ’ still in Bush. American make it possible.

  • 17 July 2020 12:40, by Nueri Dial

    IGAD should not throw their words in the while knowing that it is their ally Kirimnal Mayardit who rejected the agreement. He refuse to implement Security reform, appointment of females in both national ministers and governors and refuse to give opp their share in governorship and you IGAD said nothing. b/se you fail to defeat Nuer as well as fail to kill their leader, i hope you should the other

    • 17 July 2020 14:21, by South South

      Deaf and blind Nuer is talking nonsense again.

      • 17 July 2020 15:14, by Nueri Dial

        South South,
        In Agreement 1 governorship to OPP, 35% allocated to females in any positions! M7, Uru Kenyata etc were helping Kiirimnal Mayardit both militarily as well as politically. Shame caught you up because you plus IGAD did not manage to defeat Mighty Nuer.You are waiting for an agree with word ’’Inu’’included.

        • 17 July 2020 15:30, by South South

          Nueri Dial,

          I understand nothing. MIGHTY Nuers are in PoCs.

          • 17 July 2020 16:14, by Nueri Dial

            South South,
            Mighty Nuer storm Bor Town leading Dinka to be in Minkaman till now even when they have all the resources (Oil Money, Gunships and Tanks) to fight Nuer. M7 vow publicly to the whole world that he will capture Dr.Riek in 4 days and Queen Malong vow to capture him in 90 days. All went in vain. Nuer soldiers travel from Juba to Bentiu and Juba to Akobo crossing Dinka villages. Shame!!!!

            • 17 July 2020 17:39, by Khent

              Nueri Dial

              "Mighty Nuer"? What might? Is it the same might that made you run to the Arabs? Is it the same might that made you serve them for 14 years? Is it the same might that saw you run from Mading, Twic and Duk when we retaliated in 91? The same might that saw us burn down Uror, Akobo, Nyirol, Yuai and Ayod in 91-92?

              • 17 July 2020 17:49, by Khent

                Ah, the Nuer now know about weapons purchased from oil? Is it unfair? I distinctly remember a tribe [Nuer] that served a State that purchased billions of dollars in weaponry and was glad to see the Dinka bombed with fighter jets, bombers, helicopter gunships and artillery for 14 years, and they still failed in their war against the Dinka.

                • 17 July 2020 18:00, by Khent

                  When Khartoum’s aircraft bombed the Dinka for fourteen [14] years following your defection, operating in tandem with your militias on the ground... Was that not cowardice!? Look at these children (Nuer) proud of fighting no more than a contingent of 3 UPDF battalions for just 2 years while their big brothers fought an entire army for almost 2 decades.

                  • 17 July 2020 18:15, by Khent

                    I ask all Nuer this simple question... why did you lose in the 90s when the Dinka had to fight you and your Arab masters at the same time? Why did the "mighty Nuer" fail to take the power from Garang and give it to Riek? The entire SAF of 100, 000 soldiers [100 battalions] was not enough to give the "mighty Nuer" victory over the Dinka. Why is this?

                    • 17 July 2020 18:17, by Khent

                      Throughout the fighting, not one war casualty was admitted to the Nasir hospital. Riek’s troops sat idle as Khartoum pushed back the Dinka. The results of Riek’’s sell-out to Khartoum could not have been more glaring. The Dinka suffered mightily. (Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, Scott Peterson)

              • 17 July 2020 18:06, by Nueri Dial

                It is known through out history that in 19-92, angry youth stormed Dinka land and brought with them many Jaang/Slave. Every time Dinka are crying that Nuer killed them in 1991-92. Why are you crying if you retaliate and killed Nuer as you claim?

                • 17 July 2020 18:11, by Nueri Dial

                  It is easy for a dog to bark when the owner is present. You can bark as much as you want as long as you are still in Power. Bear in mind that Nuer Never ally with Arab but it is the known history that SPLA was liberating Dinka according to your argument about Gajaak Massacre which you claim to be a revenge of Non arm recruit Dinka killed by Anyanya1.

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