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Kiir, Museveni discuss South Sudan peace implementation

April 4, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Thursday briefed his Ugandan counterpart and peace guarantor on the implementation of the revitalized agreement signed in September 2018.
Kiir made a working visit to Kampala where he was welcomed by the Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa before to be received by President Museveni at the State House in Entebbe.
Kiir "briefed me on the progress of implementation of the South Sudan peace agreement. Despite a few challenges, there (...)

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SPLM-IO officials call to end Machar’s confinement in Sudan

April 4, 2019 (JUBA) - Since several days, SPLM-IO local officials across South Sudan have launched a campaign calling on the IGAD to end the confinement of their leader who is now residing in Sudan after the signing of the peace agreement.
Riek Machar was confined by the regional body in South Africa to prevent escalation of the conflict in South Sudan after the first attempt to implement the peace agreement in July 2016.
Also, the IGAD leaders decided to keep him in Khartoum until the (...)

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Prioritize security arrangements to South Sudan’s gov’t formation: SPLM-IO

April 2, 2019 (JUBA) - Sudan People's Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) said the priority should be given to the formation of the unified army before to set up the transition government, and called on the IGAD and Troika country to support this call.
The slow implementation of the revitalized peace agreement due to the lack of funds has mainly impacted key steps to be implemented during the six-month pre-interim period: formation of the unified national army and to and defining (...)

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South Sudan holdout group rejects CTSAMVM claims of violating ceasefire

March 30, 2019 (JUBA) - The National Salvation Front (NAS) rejected Saturday statements by the head of the ceasefire monitoring body (CTSAMVM) who accused the group of violating the cessation of hostilities agreement and cast doubts about the neutrality of the mechanism.
In a speech delivered before the CTSAMVM board members on 26 March, Gen Desta Abiche Ageno accused NAS fighters of committing a number of attacks stressing they clearly violated the Agreement on Cessation and Hostilities (...)

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For inclusive participation in South Sudan governance

By Beny Gideon Mabor
A young man or woman who has a good memory to keep stories can sit around the table with elders”. African proverb
The Republic of South Sudan is the youngest member state of the community of nations. Equally important to note is that South Sudan immediately after independence in July 2011 and until the date has ratified and acceded to a good number of international and regional economic communities (RECs) compared to other African nation-states during their (...)

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SPLA-IO condemns attack on peace convoy in South Sudan’s state

March 27, 2019 (JUBA) - The SPLA-IO dissociated itself from an ambush on a boat carrying a peace delegation heading to Nasir from the group-controlled Mandeng area of Sobat/Latjor state in the Upper Nile region.
According to a statement he released on Wednesday Col. Lam Paul Gabriel SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson said unidentified gunmen attacked the boat on 26 March killing a Member of Parliament got killed including security personnel from the SPLA IO.
The boat captain and another (...)

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South Sudan peace partners to punish officers denying access to ceasefire monitors

March 26, 2019 (JUBA) - The ceasefire monitoring and verification body, CTSAMVM, decided to sanction military officers who refuse to cooperate with the monitoring teams, as several cases have been reported recently.
During its 9th meeting of the technical committee on 20-21 March, the CTSAMVM reported that there were 10 incidents of denial by the SSPDF/NSS and 2 by the SPLM/A-IO.
Already during its 8th meeting, the ceasefire body underscored the denial of access for verification by some (...)

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South Sudan system of governance divides opposition groups: PDM leader

March 26, 2019 (JUBA) - The opposition People's Democratic Movement (PDM) Hakim Dario Tuesday said they diverge with the South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) on the system of governance.
Recently, the PDM complained that the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan excluded them from the consultations with the non-signatory to join the revitalized peace agreement.
Also, its former partners in the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) who also rejected the revitalized pact formed (...)

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South Sudan president top Vatican diplomat discuss peace implementation

March 22, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and top Vatican diplomat discussed Friday discussed ways the Pope can support the peace process and reconciliation in South Sudan.
On 16 March, Kiir paid a visit to the Vatican City State where he discussed with Pope Francis ways in which the Catholic Church can contribute to achieving reconciliation and reconstruction in South Sudan.
Also, he held a meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and (...)

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Talks with IGAD about South Sudan peace are stalled over alliance’s recognition: SSNDA

March 19, 2019 (JUBA) - The opposition South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) chaired by Thomas Cirilio said ready to resume discussions on joining the revitalized peace agreement, stressing on the need to recognize their coalition.
The SSNDA is formed by a number of groups formerly members of South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) as they have rejected the revitalized pact. The umbrella includes NAS, NDM, SSNMC and UDRA. The PDM of Hakim Dario is no longer a member of the (...)

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South Sudan peace partners agree to establish presidential protection force

March 13, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan peace partners have agreed to set up a joint presidential protection force tasked with the protection of President Salva Kiir and his deputies during the transitional period.
The protection of the opposition leaders was one of the thorny issues during the peace negotiations that hampered discussions on the security arrangements.
When the government insisted on the need to immediately reunify all the armed forces with the South Sudanese army after the (...)

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South Sudan peace implementation is not only matter of money: says U.S.

March 10, 2019 (NEW YORK) - U.S. Ambassador to the Security Council has strongly urged the South Sudanese government to show a serious commitment to the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and reiterated that peace implementation is not only a matter of money.
Jonathan Cohen, U.S. acting Ambassador to the United Nations made his remarks on Thursday during a consultations meeting of the Security Council on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as the Council is scheduled to (...)

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South Sudan: Truth hurts but it pays off

By Luka Kuol
My interview with Jongkor went viral and created unprecedented debate in social media but importantly inside South Sudan. A friend of mine in Juba told me “with this interview you have committed political suicide as you have angered the overwhelming majority of Dinka”. Others and especially youth from various ethnic groups including Dinka appreciated my courage of saying the unsaid.
But what did I say in the interview that angered JCE regime and some Dinka elites? Is it not a (...)

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Kiir apologizes to Wau people for South Sudan five-year war

March 5, 2019 (WAU) – President Salva Kiir asked for forgiveness from Waw's inhabitants on Tuesday for “mistakes and suffering” committed by the state during the civil war and called to coexist peacefully.
Kiir resumed his Peace Tour in the Greater Bahr el-Ghazal after short interruption on Monday to receive Eritrean President and Ethiopian Prime Minister who were in Juba. After being in Eastern lakes, Western Lakes, Gok, Tonj states during the last week, he paid a visit to Wau State on (...)

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South Sudan holdout groups decline meeting IGAD envoy before formal invitation

February 27, 2019 (JUBA) - The South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) has declined to meet the IGAD special envoy for South Sudan asking him to address an invitation in due form before.
Ismail Wais met with the SSNDA leader Thomas Cirilo on 25 February to discuss the recurrent clashes between his group the National Salvation Front (NAS) and the South Sudanese government army (SSPDF) in Yei River State.
The meeting also discussed ways to bring the holdout groups of the opposition (...)

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South Sudan holdout group reiterate calls to open peace pact for negotiations

February 26t 2019 (JUBA) - The non-signatory groups will not join the "flawed" revitalized peace agreement without renegotiation and the IGAD should consider including their "legitimate" demands, said the People's Democratic Movement (PDM)'s leader Hakim Dario on Tuesday.
On 25 February, the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais met with the National Salvation Front (NAS) leader Thomas Cirilo who is also the chairman of the South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA).
The (...)

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Cirilo says only new peace deal will stop war in South Sudan

February 17, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan rebel leader Thomas Cirilo said he would continue to fight the government until a new peace deal is signed.
“We're not going to stop. If Juba thinks that without bullets we're not going to be able to protect ourselves and our people they're wrong,” Cirilo told the U.S.-based Vice News on Friday.
“We need a governance system which renders services to the people of South Sudan,” he further said.
The leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS) and several (...)

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South Sudan to cut one-day’s pay for peace implementation

February 13, 2019 (JUBA) — South Sudan government will deduct one-day pay from the salaries of the civil servants to fund the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, the information minister said on Tuesday.
"The cabinet decided that all the employees in the public sector should monthly contribute a one-day pay from their salaries for the next four months in the interest of the peace," Michael Makuei told reporters in Juba.
The decision comes within the government efforts to (...)

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