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NLA Security Commitee Report 8.10.14

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NLA Security Commitee Report 8.10.14

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By PaanLuel Wel, South Sudan

South Sudan's coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

The gov’t has passed into law a controversial Security Bill despite stiff protest from members of the official opposition party–SPLM-DC (and curiously, some SPLM members from Equatoria) who stormed out of the House.

MPs from the gov’t side simply went ahead, voted and passed the bill into law (probably pending presidential signature). One opinion is that democracy (the majority) carried the day against intransigence from a belligerent minority.

Another opinion is that the majority (gov’t, but not necessarily democracy) has bulldozed its way into law, much as Khartoum used to do against South Sudanese.

Pick your opinion and supporting evidences. You may call it an arm-race between the “constitutional gov’t” of President Salva Kiir Mayaardit in Juba against the “democratic rebellion” of Dr. Riek Machar in the bushes.

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See below a comment from Dr. Lam Akol:

The official opposition in South Sudan Parliament today stormed out of the sitting debating the National Security Service Bill. This followed the refusal of the Speaker to allow time to study suggested amendments to the bill. The Minority Leader had invoked the Conduct of Business Regulations that stipulate that 72 hours should be allowed for studying any amendments tabled before the House. The SPLM caucus had just concluded a meeting and one of them was reading suggested amendments to the bill when the Opposition raised the point of order. The Speaker rejected the demand causing the opposition MPs to walk out. They were followed by the MPs hailing from Equatoria. Despite the lack of quorum,  the Speaker went ahead and the controversial bill was passed. It is now abundantly clear that the government wants to ram this repressive bill down the throats of the South Sudanese.

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See below a comment from Danis Daniel:
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…So I hear after seizing your property and arresting you without a warrant…they will NOT materially provide for your basic needs while in detention…AND you will be prevented from contacting your families or lawyers if the communication is determined to “prejudice progress of any inquiry or investigation of the case….And you or your family will do nothing to safe you(self) BECAUSE the Officers of the Service will be IMMUNE from criminal prosecution and CAN NOT be removed from office except by presidential order. And the officers will only be punishable by death if they offend the agency in acts of jeopardy, not, when they offend you, the ordinary citizen(s), cos they are immune to you. And there will be so many of them everywhere, because the law allows for the recruitment of networks of paid ‘agents’/informants who are not permanent employees of the Service. WOW…!!

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Full Text of the Enacted NSS Bill:

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Republic of South Sudan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Press Release

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Washington DC, USA – 4 August 2014

H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, arrived in Washington DC today, where over 50 African Heads of State and Government are converging for the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit themed “Investing in the Next Generation.” The Summit will Focus on discussing ways of stimulating growth, unraveling opportunities, and creating an enabling environment for the next generation.

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On 5 August, the US Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies will co-host the first US-Africa Business Forum, which will focus on strengthening trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa. The Forum will deepen efforts to strengthen trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa and seek to create partnerships that will promote trade, accelerate job growth, and encourage investment.

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The Forum will also focus on US private sector engagement in Africa in the areas of finance and capital investment; infrastructure; power and energy; agriculture; consumer goods; and information and communication technology.

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And finally on 6 August 2014 and in line with the theme of the Summit, the host President Barack Obama will engage the African Leaders in dialogue in three action-oriented sessions, which is meant to address issues of shared interest and mutual concern including (I) Investing in Africa’s Future, (II) Peace, Security and Regional Stability and (III) Governing for the Next

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In the margins of the US-Africa Summit, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit, is likely to meet the host, President Obama, to discuss issues related to the rebels’ negative activities in the region and their violation of the May cessation of hostilities and the urgent need to resume the IGAD-led peace process.

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The Trio: President Uhuru of Kenya, President Museveni of Uganda and Prime Minister Dessalegn of Ethiopia are also likely to meet President Salva Kiir Mayardit to consolidate peace, security, stability and good relations especially in solidarity to good neighbourliness.

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South Sudan's coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

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Press Release from South Sudan Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya


South Sudan's coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

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Press Briefing on the Visit of H.E. James Wani Igga, the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan and the Deputy Chairman of the SPLM to Uganda, 13-17 June 2014

Ladies and gentlemen of the Press,
Thank you for coming to this Press Briefing.
1. H.E. James Wani Igga, the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan and the Deputy Chairman of the SPLM, visited our sisterly country Uganda from 13th to 17th June 2014.
The objectives of the visit were:
(a) To brief the South Sudanese Community in Uganda about the peace negotiations and the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation process and urge them to select their representatives to participate in the national dialogue conference;
(b) To brief H.E. Yuweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda about the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation and discuss bilateral relations; and
(c) To brief H.E. Edward Ssekandi, The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda about the peace negotiations and the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation and discuss bilateral relations.
2. The visit was very successful and the objectives that I have just listed were achieved:
(a) His Excellency the Vice President and his delegation and members of the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation Organising Committee briefed the South Sudanese Community in Uganda about the peace negotiations and the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation at the International University of East Africa on Saturday 14th June 2014.
The meeting was attended by more than 2000 community members. His Excellency also met with the leaders of the South Sudan Women’s Association in Uganda and the Executive Committee of the South Sudan Students’ Union in Uganda. He also briefed the media at the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Kampala yesterday.
(b) In addition, His Excellency and his delegation met H.E. Yuweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, at the State House in Kampala on Sunday and briefed him about the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation. His Excellency also discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.
(c) Today His Excellency met with H.E. Edward Ssekandi, The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, and briefed him about the peace negotiations and the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation process. He also discussed with him the bilateral relations between the two countries.
3. Sudan Tribune misrepresented the statement made by His Excellency the Vice President on the interim government at the South Sudanese Community meeting in Kampala, Uganda, on Saturday 14th June 2014.
It reported that “South Sudanese Vice President, James Wani Igga said members of the SPLM-in-Opposition should not be allocated seats in the proposed interim government.”
I would like to make it clear to the public that this is far from the truth. H.E. the Vice President said (in summary) the following:
(a) H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit shall remain in his position as the President of the Republic of South Sudan because he was elected by the people of South Sudan by 93% of the votes. Therefore, he cannot be replaced by someone returning from the bush. This was the arrangement when we signed The Addis Ababa Agreement 1972 and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement 2005. The Presidents of Mozambigue, Angola, and the Sudan were not asked to step down and replaced by new Presidents.
(b) The government, however, can be expanded to make additional ministerial portfolios available or the rebels and other stakeholders.
(c) The details of the interim government will be negotiated by the negotiating delegations of the government and the rebels in Addis Ababa.
(d) The interim period may range from 1 year months to two years.
(e) In response to a question, he stressed that it is inevitable that the rebels will be given government jobs otherwise, they will not return from the bush.
The full statement of H.E. the Vice President at that particular meeting was recorded by video and SSTV will broadcast it tonight. I invite the public to watch and judge for themselves. I am sure “The truth will set us free” and the Vice President will be proven innocent of this wild accusation.
4. All in all, the visit of H.E. The Vice President to Uganda was very successful. Now, we feel encouraged to visit the other sisterly countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, the Sudan and Egypt to brief our South Sudanese communities there in preparation for the national dialogue for peace and reconciliation conference which will be the culmination of all the consultation conferences in the 10 States and the neighbouring countries.
4. In conclusion, I would like to take this opportunity to express the gratitude of His Excellency to H.E. Yuweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and H.E. Edward Ssekandi, The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, for agreeing to meet him in spite of the very short notices.
I also wish to thank H.E. Samuel Luate and H.E. Sarah Victor Bol, our Ambassador to Uganda and his Deputy respectively for facilitating the meeting.
Last but not least, I want to thank Ambassador Lawrence Modi Tombe, the Deputy Chairperson, and the Members of the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation Organising Committee for work hand in hand with our Embassy to organise the meeting of our Vice President with our Community in Uganda.
Thank you very much for listening.
Now, I would like to invite you to ask questions.
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Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of Environment, RSS

Ladies and gentlemen of the Press,

Thank you for coming to this Press Briefing.

1. H.E. James Wani Igga, the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan and the Deputy Chairman of the SPLM, visited our sisterly country Uganda from 13th to 17th June 2014.
The objectives of the visit were:
(a) To brief the South Sudanese Community in Uganda about the peace negotiations and the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation process and urge them to select their representatives to participate in the national dialogue conference;
(b) To brief H.E. Yuweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda about the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation and discuss bilateral relations; and
(c) To brief H.E. Edward Ssekandi, The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda about the peace negotiations and the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation and discuss bilateral relations.
2. The visit was very successful and the objectives that I have just listed were achieved:
(a) His Excellency the Vice President and his delegation and members of the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation Organising Committee briefed the South Sudanese Community in Uganda about the peace negotiations and the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation at the International University of East Africa on Saturday 14th June 2014.
The meeting was attended by more than 2000 community members. His Excellency also met with the leaders of the South Sudan Women’s Association in Uganda and the Executive Committee of the South Sudan Students’ Union in Uganda. He also briefed the media at the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Kampala yesterday.
(b) In addition, His Excellency and his delegation met H.E. Yuweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, at the State House in Kampala on Sunday and briefed him about the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation. His Excellency also discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.
(c) Today His Excellency met with H.E. Edward Ssekandi, The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, and briefed him about the peace negotiations and the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation process. He also discussed with him the bilateral relations between the two countries.
3. Sudan Tribune misrepresented the statement made by His Excellency the Vice President on the interim government at the South Sudanese Community meeting in Kampala, Uganda, on Saturday 14th June 2014.
It reported that “South Sudanese Vice President, James Wani Igga said members of the SPLM-in-Opposition should not be allocated seats in the proposed interim government.”
I would like to make it clear to the public that this is far from the truth. H.E. the Vice President said (in summary) the following:
(a) H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit shall remain in his position as the President of the Republic of South Sudan because he was elected by the people of South Sudan by 93% of the votes. Therefore, he cannot be replaced by someone returning from the bush. This was the arrangement when we signed The Addis Ababa Agreement 1972 and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement 2005. The Presidents of Mozambigue, Angola, and the Sudan were not asked to step down and replaced by new Presidents.
(b) The government, however, can be expanded to make additional ministerial portfolios available or the rebels and other stakeholders.
(c) The details of the interim government will be negotiated by the negotiating delegations of the government and the rebels in Addis Ababa.
(d) The interim period may range from 1 year months to two years.
(e) In response to a question, he stressed that it is inevitable that the rebels will be given government jobs otherwise, they will not return from the bush.
The full statement of H.E. the Vice President at that particular meeting was recorded by video and SSTV will broadcast it tonight. I invite the public to watch and judge for themselves. I am sure “The truth will set us free” and the Vice President will be proven innocent of this wild accusation.
4. All in all, the visit of H.E. The Vice President to Uganda was very successful. Now, we feel encouraged to visit the other sisterly countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, the Sudan and Egypt to brief our South Sudanese communities there in preparation for the national dialogue for peace and reconciliation conference which will be the culmination of all the consultation conferences in the 10 States and the neighbouring countries.
4. In conclusion, I would like to take this opportunity to express the gratitude of His Excellency to H.E. Yuweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and H.E. Edward Ssekandi, The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, for agreeing to meet him in spite of the very short notices.
I also wish to thank H.E. Samuel Luate and H.E. Sarah Victor Bol, our Ambassador to Uganda and his Deputy respectively for facilitating the meeting.
Last but not least, I want to thank Ambassador Lawrence Modi Tombe, the Deputy Chairperson, and the Members of the National Dialogue for Peace and Reconciliation Organising Committee for work hand in hand with our Embassy to organise the meeting of our Vice President with our Community in Uganda.
Thank you very much for listening.
Now, I would like to invite you to ask questions.
Deng Deng Hoc Yai, Minister of Environment, RSS

 


Public Announcement From The South Sudan National Security Service
Dear all,
 
Greetings from Juba, South Sudan,
The Department of Training and Capacity Building in the South Sudan Internal Security Bureau of National Security Service is recruiting new officers, NCOs, man and women into National Security Service.
Any South Sudanese or those who are interested to join, please open the attached PDF document.
Comrade Larco Lomayatdit
Juba – South Sudan