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‘Salva Kiir Using National Dialogue to Cover Up His War Crimes’

A South Sudanese opposition leader has said President Salva Kiir is not qualified to lead a national dialogue but just using the move to cover up his war crimes. South Sudan’s opposition National Democratic Movement (NDM) party leader Lam Akol added that Salva Kiir’s dialogue would not help pacify the world’s

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Machar Confirms ‘Participation’ in S. Sudan National Dialogue, Hints on Expectations

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar says he accepts the national dialogue committee’s request to be consulted on the process, but says it should pave way for negotiations to end the conflict. The co-chair of the country’s national dialogue, Abel Alier on Friday said he sent a written request to

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S. Sudan Dialogue Committee Sets Conditions for Machar to Participate

South Sudan former First Vice President and rebel leader Riek Machar will only be allowed to participate in the country’s national dialogue initiative if he denounces rebellion, a member of the dialogue committee said on Monday. "We are not saying Machar should not participate in the dialogue. No this is not

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Riek Machar’s Return to Juba is Unacceptable – Gov’t

South Sudan Information minister Michael Makuei has said rebel leader Riek Machar’s return to the capital Juba to participate in the national dialogue is unacceptable. Minister Makuei’s words confirm government’s resolve to lock out former vice president Riek Machar from the dialogue. During the launch of the national dialogue earlier in the

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Riek Machar Rebels: Kiir’s ‘one-sided’ National Dialogue Will Worsen Situation

South Sudan’s rebels have responded to statements made by President Salva Kiir during the launch of the national dialogue on Monday. During the launch of dailogueat Freedom Hall in Juba, President Kiir was categorical: “Everybody is welcome to participate in the national dialogue except Riek Machar, because if he comes he

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Museveni Advises Kiir on Ridding South Sudan Army of “Wrong Elements”

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has told South Sudan’s Salva Kiir not to tolerate impunity within the army, recommending tough measures for disciplining officers. Museveni on Monday attended the launch of South Sudan national dialogue in Juba. “Tolerating impunity, that is another big danger. When people make mistakes like killing, rape, and defilement

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Museveni Cautions Kiir, Machar against Tribalism

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Monday attended the launch of South Sudan national dialogue in Juba, with a call on both government and the opposition to stay clear of tribalism. The current conflict pits President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar, and has reportedly took tribal undertones with Dinka

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Kiir Declares Ceasefire But Vows to Crush Rebels if They Attack

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has declared a unilateral ceasefire with rebels to pave way for national dialogue and ease movement of humanitarian aid to famine-stricken areas. Kiir officiated at the launch of the national dialogue at Freedom Hall in Juba on Monday where a dialogue committee was sworn in. “I am

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President Salva Kiir: Riek Machar is Not Welcome for Dialogue

South Sudan president Salva Kiir on has launched the long the national dialogue initiative at Freedom Hall in Juba, and witnessed the swearing in of the national dialogue steering committee. Acting Chief Justice Gatwech Lul administered the oath to the Steering Committee members at an event attended by Uganda’s President Yoweri

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