Archive for September 20, 2018

R-ARCSS: Salient features of South Sudan latest peace deal

Posted: September 20, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi, Kampala, Uganda

Thursday, September 20, 2018 (PW) — Last week, the government of South Sudan under President Salva Kiir, various armed and unarmed opposition groups and other parties, including the SPLM/A-IO led by Dr Riek Machar, signed a peace deal called Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan R-ARCSS aimed at ending the civil war in the youngest nation.

The signing of the R-ARCSS is a result of the Igad-led revitalisation process of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan ARCSS which remains largely unimplemented due to the resumption of armed conflict in July 2016.

The R-ARCSS provides for the establishment of a Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) whose term of office shall be thirty-six (36) months, commencing eight (8) months after signing of the R-ARSS (as of September 12) or on completion of redeployment of “necessary unified forces.” (more…)

Khartoum Declaration Agreement: The Signed Copy of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCISS), 12 September 2018  (PDF)

CEPO Fact sheet on the final proposal on outstanding issues on governance

CEPO Fact sheet on the final proposal on outstanding issues on governance

CEPO Fact Sheet on the Expected Agreement on Outstanding Issues on Governance




Thursday, September 20, 2018 (PW) — This announcement serves to inform the members of the people’s Movement, the SPLM/SPLA (IO), and the public at large regarding the sustained, malicious misinformation by the propaganda machine of the regime. These gimmicks have included but are not limited to, extension of the regime’s term illegally, pretending that the Khartoum Declaration on Agreement (KDA) and the bilateral security and oil agreements by Juba, with Khartoum and Entebbe, where the final agreement; the President granting amnesty to the leader of the people’s Movement, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-dhurgon; and now the Minister of Information, Michael Makuei Lueth, is trying to insinuate that your Movement is not serious about peace, because we are not even considering the duplicitous invitation by President Salva Kiir, which is not on the Peace Agenda.

The leadership of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to remind President Salva Kiir and his Minister of Information, that we are ending a civil war, not a domestic dispute; therefore, the return to Juba and every other issue shall be addressed according to the provisions of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCISS). The R-ARCISS shall serve as the agenda for peace during the Transitional Period, and the SPLM/SPLA (IO) calls on members to educate themselves and the public at large about the provisions of the R-ARCISS, in order to avoid the sorts of malicious propaganda by the known hardliners of the regime, who are the real beneficiaries of war in our country and whose intent is to derail the peace process. (more…)

South Sudan: Hope Against Hope

Posted: September 20, 2018 by mayendengdit in Junub Sudan

Press Release by Free Citizens Red Flag League (RFL)

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 (PW) –  Free Citizens Red Flag League (RFL) would like to cautiously welcome the recently concluded IGAD-mediated agreement between the government of South Sudan and some armed and unarmed opposition leaders.

Given the fact that the current senseless and regrettable episodes of citizens slaughter by armed groups is exclusively a consequence of an elitist power struggle, it should essentially be a positive when some of these political elites decide to silence the guns and give peace a chance, no matter how remote it may look.

In spite of that, it is also important to recognize that the same individuals who claim to have led their communities in the exercise of self-defense may not and cannot have the power to suspend that inherent right just by taking government positions in Juba. It will take far much more than just going to Juba and getting their hands on Ministerial budgets, which may end up to be the case. (more…)