Archive for June 27, 2018

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (PW) — President Salva Kiir and Rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar and the other political parties today in Khartoum signed a permanent ceasefire that will come into force within 72 hours and they also signed a Declaration of Principles (DOP).

President Omer al Bashir said “for today guns shot be silent. This agreement is the beginning of peace in South Sudan. I my thanks goes to IGAD, President Salva Kiir, Dr. Riek Machar & other political parties who have come to Khartoum.

President Salva Kiir said “The people of South Sudan who have been crying before me about the situation, what is the reason that they have been suffering. I will not let you down the mediators, and I will not let you the people of South Sudan.”

SPLM/A-IO leader said “This agreement is the start of the new phase in the lives of our people. We expect within a short time to have a full agreement, of cause all our parties have come to Khartoum. I believe this agreement will take our refugees and those in the UN camps home, because they are looking forward to it.” (more…)

Festus Mogae, JMEC chairman

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (PW) — The Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), H.E. Festus Mogae, strongly condemns the 26th June attack against the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and humanitarian providers in Yei River State that resulted in the death of a Peacekeeper.

The Chairperson of JMEC expresses his deepest condolences to UNMISS and to the family, friends and colleagues of the slain UN Peacekeeper from Bangladesh.

This is but the most recent example of several disturbing trends.  It is the third attack against UNMISS Peacekeepers since 3rd May 2018. Six humanitarian aid workers have lost their lives and 384 access incidents have been reported so far this year by the United Nations.


The Free Citizens Red Flag League (FCRFL) 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (PW): The Free Citizens Red Flag League (FCRFL) would like to register its full rejection of what it calls the “Khartoum Great Treason Framework,” which has been served by non other than President Omar Hassan Al-Bashiir of Sudan to his former palace juniors, President Kiir and Dr.Riek.

The Khartoum Great Treason Framework draft agreement has been reported by BBC Swahili (Dira Ya Dunia) programme on June 26th 2018 to include creation of three capitals in South Sudan, instead of the standard “one capital city” which has characterized the Westphalian nation-state system all over the world since its inception in early nineteenth century.

Attempts to create more than one seat of government have always led to increased instability and wars of independence within nation-states, especially when such divisions are born by ethnic or religious considerations. In recent history, Iraq could be an example to be considered. The post-Sadam Iraqi state was divided by US masters into three political capitals – Baghdad (Shiite), Mosul (Suni) and Erbil (Kurds). (more…)


West of Equatoria Towner, Women Union Building, Hai Neem –Kator Block-Juba

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (PW) — The President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar have been served with a draft framework agreement by President Omar al-Bashir, as a critical step towards resolving the conflict.

The details of the draft document given to the South Sudan warring parties are expected to be announced later.  Community Empowerment for Progress Organization appreciates the practicability of Sudan president in pushing the South Sudan warring parties to reach a deal. (more…)

By David Mayen Dengdit, Denver-Colorado, USA


Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (PW) — Reports have come out of Khartoum that President Kiir and Dr. Riek have agreed to have three capitals during a 36 month (three years) transitional period. The so-called “capitals” will be the same ones created by Khartoum in 1983 as part of a divide-and-rule policy towards South Sudan. These are the old regional capitals of Juba, Wau, and Malakal. They will serve as the seats of proposed three Vice Presidents.

While no one in his or her right mind might have anticipated anything closer to three regional capitals being proposed, Khartoum strategists were convinced that the only way Southerners can be ‘tamed’ would be through reversing their political independence. In other words: making South Sudan into three regions of Sudan to be governed by governors who will be called Vice Presidents – just to serve some egos.

And for that full reversal of independence to be complete, it must also be concomitant with reversing the country’s economic independence. This will be through taking away control of the country’s oil production from Southerners. Khartoum will not only take over physical control of oil fields, but it will also ensure high production levels and then disburse funds to the three regions of South Sudan. (more…)