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Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 13, 2017

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

December 15, 2017 (SSB) — On Monday, December 18, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will convene the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (the Agreement). The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) have made clear that the HLRF is a unique and critical opportunity to make progress towards peace. The humanitarian, economic, security, human rights, and political situation continues to deteriorate with devastating consequences for the people of South Sudan. Over half the population now lacks enough food to feed themselves and a third of the population has fled their homes, causing the largest refugee crisis in Africa. This situation is intolerable to the region and the international community. It cannot continue.

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THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017

SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE

Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol

The late Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol

December 10, 2017 (SSB) — The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with concern the massive human rights violations in South Sudan by the warring parties particularly willfully perpetrated by the government forces. In other countries: Yemen, Syria, Central African Republic, Sudan’s Western Darfur Region, Iraq, Somalia and more, violence remains unabated. South Sudan and these countries have been ripped apart by civil wars. In all the episodes, young people continue to die on the battlefields as child soldiers either over the genuine cause or for the interests of the political elite. Critically, women, children, elderly and other persons with special needs, pay the ultimate price with their very lives and those who remain alive, live in total dehumanization. Their dignity is always abused. Sadly, the innocent people are profiled into a state of helplessness.

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STATEMENT ON THE MASSACRE OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS IN DUK PAYUEL COUNTY OF JONGLEI STATE ON TUESDAY, 28th NOVEMBER 2017 BY THE ARMED MURLE YOUTH OF BOMA STATE, 30th NOVEMBER 2017

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December 6, 2017 (SSB) — The Diocese of Duk of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan condemns the despicable massacre of fifty-one (51) innocent and vulnerable civilians in Duk Payuel County and Duk Panyang County of Jonglei State, South Sudan by the armed Murle youth. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and stand in solidarity with the people of Duk as they grieve for their fellow citizens.

This wanton killing of innocents people in large numbers is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by the Murle armed youth against the innocent people of the Duk and other areas in Jonglei State, including the massacres of dozens of innocent civilians in Jalle, Ajuong – Pakeer, Wernyol and Duk Padiet which only further galvanizes hatred among the communities of which the church strongly stands against.

The Diocese of Duk stands with the rest of the world in condemning, these killings of innocent people who have been deprived of their fundamental right to life. Consistent with biblical teaching, the Diocese of Duk holds the conviction that no cause could justify taking innocent lives, because any human life is with sanctity and precious in the sight of God, the Creator.

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South Sudan Human Rights Society For Advocacy (SSHURSA): ISAIAH ABRAHAM’S 5TH ANNIVERSARY 5 DECEMBER 2017

SSHURSA Commemorates ISAIAH ABRAHAM 5th Anniversary, calls for respect for right to life, freedom of speech and expression in South Sudan

Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol

The late Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol

December 6, 2017 (SSB) — Today 5th December 2017 marks the 5th Anniversary when Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol(Isaiah Abraham) was assassinated in South Sudan’s capital Juba. He was killed in his house at Gudele in the morning of 5th December 2012. The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy(SSHURSA) today commemorates the 5th year of Abraham’s painful departure. SSHURSA regards him as the first victim in the fight for a free South Sudanese society. He remains a hero whose blood continues to remind us that there is no free freedom. He died with deep love for his country.

Isaiah Abraham was killed because he stood up for the silent majority of South Sudanese whose rights to food, water, security, free participation in the affairs of their country, freedom of speech, press and expression, life, equality before the law among others, were being trampled upon by the South Sudanese authorities since 2005 and throughout after the Independence on 9th July 2011 to date.

Ironically, Isaiah Abraham fought for the liberation of South Sudan from injustices of successive Sudanese Arab regimes BUT he died unfortunately in capital city-Juba, which has been under the protection of his own fellow South Sudanese rebel leaders turned political elites.

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National Dialogue Steering Committee: Sub-committee on Refugees & International Outreach

Media Briefing on consultations in Uganda and Kenya

Juba International Airport

2:40 PM / December 05th, 2017

Press Release

Good after Noon ladies and gentlemen of the press

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“In this polarized and polarizing conflict, perceptions can overshadow reality, and whatever the equation of the power structures, the Dinka are being seen as having replaced the Arabs as the rulers in an ethnically unjust system. As the various ethnic groups converge against what they perceive as Dinka domination, the Dinka in turn begin to perceive themselves as targeted and paradoxically as in imminent danger of a genocidal onslaught. They therefore strive to mobilize themselves in self-defense.” – Dr Francis Mading Deng – SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE; Conceptual Reflections page 43

December 05, 2017 (SSB) — The leadership of the National Dialogue’s Subcommittee on Refugees and International Outreach would wish to extend its gratitude and appreciations to the media for the good coverage of the consultations in the Republics of Uganda and Kenya. We equally thank and acknowledge the keen interests of our public and listeners, viewers, or readers of various media; electronic, broadcast and print.

We have returned today from Uganda and Kenya after more than three weeks of consultations with our citizens living in those two countries. Our mission started on November 13/11 2017 in Kampala, Uganda for seven days where we met representatives of the stakeholders and consult with them for three days at Royale Imperial Hotel and we had consulted differently staff members of our diplomatic mission to the Republic of Uganda.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Ambassador Nikki Haley

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

U.S. Mission to the United Nations

New York City, November 28, 2017

November 30, 2017 (SSB) — Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Ms. Keita, for your briefing.

Every member of this Council is familiar with the horrifying statistics being produced by the violence in South Sudan. Millions of South Sudanese are facing famine and have been driven from their homes. Tens of thousands are dead. Thousands of children have been forced into conflict as child soldiers. I, too, knew these statistics before I traveled to South Sudan in October. But that knowledge did not prepare me for the suffering that I saw there.

I saw a civilian population that is deeply traumatized by the violence they have experienced. And a population that is unacceptably vulnerable to further violence. I saw families living under tarps, on mud floors. I lost count of the number of women who told me they had been raped – often repeatedly. I heard more stories of husbands being shot and babies being taken and killed than anyone should ever hear.

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List of Victims of Duk Payuel County Massacre of 27th November 2017

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  1. Deng Yuol Ader – Chief
  2. Lual Machuk Nhial – Chief.
  3. Nyandeng Nyakan Malek – Child.
  4. Jok Mayul Reath – Child.
  5. Nyuon Chol Nhial. Child.
  6. Lueth Ket Rabang – Child.
  7. Akech Atem – Child.
  8. Deng Leek Deng – Soldier.
  9. Duot Deng Duot – CRS.
  10. Diing Deng Monybeer – CRS.
  11. Ajah Chol Ajack.
  12. Nyagach Bayak Diu.
  13. Mayen Mapur Kuai.
  14. Adut Rou Pajok.
  15. Maker Anyang Ayom.
  16. Abul Yhen Bol.
  17. Kuthin Deng Dut.
  18. Riak Kuir Koyor.
  19. Adau Deng Duot.
  20. Achol Manyik Yai.
  21. Ajah Malok Deng.
  22. Abuk Bol Ater.
  23. Nyandeng Thon Ayuel.
  24. Ayul Kok Deng.
  25. Yany Lam.
  26. Mageu Riak Aleer.
  27. Chol Nyot Lual.
  28. Kuai Lul Guet.
  29. Nyaker Tut Tong.
  30. Achol Yuol Ader.
  31. Makuei Atem Goch. Soldier
  32. Apiir Machut Akech.
  33. Nyawai Nuer.
  34. Achok Manyok Puot.
  35. Dr. Biar Chagai Biar.
  36. Aweek Mayek Aleer.
  37. Juma Pitia John.
  38. Ajah Mayul Reath.
  39. Magai Bang Deng.
  40. Nyamot Kanjai.
  41. Nyapayuel Mayul.
  42. A Driver of John Dau Foundation.

May their Souls Rest in Peace (R.I.P)

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National Dialogue’s Uganda mission completes as Kenya consultations start

ND Outreach

Nairobi – Kenya/November 26, 2017

National Dialogue, concept reflictions by Mading Deng

“In this polarized and polarizing conflict, perceptions can overshadow reality, and whatever the equation of the power structures, the Dinka are being seen as having replaced the Arabs as the rulers in an ethnically unjust system. As the various ethnic groups converge against what they perceive as Dinka domination, the Dinka in turn begin to perceive themselves as targeted and paradoxically as in imminent danger of a genocidal onslaught. They therefore strive to mobilize themselves in self-defense.” – Dr Francis Mading Deng – SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE; Conceptual Reflections page 43

November 26, 2017 (SSB) — The National Dialogue’s Sub-committee on Refugees and International Outreach has arrived in Nairobi-Kenya for a fresh consultation action with South Sudanese citizens after having completed 13-day Consultation mission with refugees and other groups in the Republic of Uganda.

The National Dialogue’s delegates have finished the last consultative action in Adjumani district of Uganda on Friday as they traveled to Kampala and flew immediately using Kenya airways to Jomo Kenyata International Airport by Saturday evening.

Consultations in Kenya start on Monday/ November 27, 2017 with at least 20 prominent leaders (civil society, community leaders, religious groups, academics and influential personalities amongst political parties) of South Sudanese communities in Nairobi Kenya.

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TROIKA DENIES EXCLUDING RIEK FROM PEACE REVITALIZATION PROCESS


Press releases: A thank you note to all who stood with my father Gen. Paul Malong Awan in the last seven months

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Gen. Paul Malong arriving in Nairobi, Kenya

November 19, 2017 (SSB) — A thank you note to all who stood with my father Gen. Paul Malong Awan in the last seven months

I am writing this note to acknowledge and thank all those who took a keen interest in the situation my father was in and stood with him until a resolution was reached. We as the family of Awan Anei are indebted to you, South Sudanese both inside the country and in the Diaspora for your solidarity.

To H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan, I thank you deeply for demonstrating leadership in ending my father’s situation amicably.

To the Committee of Concerned Citizens led by the distinguished scholar and diplomat, Dr. Francis Mading Deng, I thank you for your concerted mediation efforts that led to the resolution of what could have easily been the unnecessary crisis at the time our country needs peace the most.

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President Kiir refused to grant Gen. Paul Malong’s request to be allowed to relocate to UNMISS PoC camps together with his bodyguards

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Press release: Response to Mr. President Salva Kiir’s Shocking Speech in Khartoum

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Red carpet, Bashir and Kiir in Khartoum, November 1, 2017

 November 9, 2017 (SSB) — The South Sudan peace coalition in Nairobi -Kenya is hurt and bitter for the President’s regrettable speech that South Sudan broke away from Sudan was not a choice of all people but we respect their democratic right. The statement made by Mr. President shocked people of South Sudan in general since the voted overwhelmingly in all constituencies for self-determination as the oldest demand since 1947 until 2011 when southerners succeeded.

South Sudan peace coalition in Kenya would like the  lawmakers to amount  pressure to  Mr. President for unwanted deals he  signed  with Khartoum government  since 2012, like the creation of buffer zone  in South Sudan territories of Panthou, Hofra Al Nahas, Kaka, 14 miles  which didn’t satisfy people’s interest and many protested demanding president to  terminate the agreement which compromised the country’s  sovereignty but he insisted.

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“The fact that South Sudan broke away from Sudan was not really the most choice of everybody, but when the majority decide in a democratic situation, people have to go with it.” President Kiir said in Khartoum, Sudan on November 1, during a press statement with President Bashir

03 November 2017 PRESS RELEASE: Clarification on Comments made by H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit during his recent visit to Khartoum, Sudan.

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Bashir welcomes Kiir in Khartoum

November 3, 2017 (SSB) — First and foremost, the President did not regret the secession of South Sudan from the Republic of Sudan. However, the comments that the President made were taken out of context. What President Kiir said was in line with the mutual notion of ‘one people living in two independent sovereign states”.

In other words, the President meant the peoples of the Sudan have always been one, and because of the political and socio-economic injustices that led into two devastating civil wars against marginalization, the people of the then Southern Sudan were eventually given the right to self-determination– of which they (including the President), proudly voted for.

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