South Sudan President cancels meeting with Machar

Salva Kiir. Photo: Reuters

Juba, September 10, 2019 (SSNA) — The President of South Sudan Sava Kiir has canceled his meeting with the SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar on the second day, pushing their final face-to-face meeting to Wednesday. Machar came to Juba yesterday after Kiir agreed to meet with him to discuss peace implementation.

Kiir and Machar are working out ways to implement security arrangements so that a transitional government can be formed by November 2019 dateline.

In a press conference, presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny stunned the people, saying the meeting between the two leaders has been canceled because Kiir is “busy with other commitment.”

Rumors quickly start circulating here in Juba soon after the announcement. Many people believe the President cancelled the meeting because he wants to help secret talks with the Jieng Council of Elders (JCE), a notorious tribal group widely believed to be controlling most of Kiir’s policies.

The two rival leaders are expected to meet again tomorrow morning.

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13 Comments. Leave new

  • Mr.president kirr you need to learn from old testament when Isrealts were to go to their own land, the president of Egypt refused total to release Isrealts until God made his soldier to die after when he make decision to brink back Isrealts

  • Hope this move will not be like before.
    Real peace will CBE implemented,if not one of them will not alive anymore…

  • President Kir will never see the suffering of the nation and why Dr.Riek always swallow all bad deed he had done to him is because of the life of individual in South Sudan all. It doesn’t matter what Salva come up with, his killing move will come to an end sooner.

    • who is suffering when i see south sudanese, in numbers, enjoying here in Kenya. And they are very arrogant when you see them.

  • Since Dr. Machar has been accompanied by deputy chairman of military council from Sudan, let Junubeen be patient and wait to the end. Mr President Salva Kiir, whether he likes it or not, he has to meet Riek. Southerners! The world is watching you. Akol Koor, Martin Lumoro, Molana Makuei and the rest, the world is watching you. Any failure to bring peace to South Sudan, invasion option is on the table.

  • My advices goes to mr President.Sir this peace is not belong to you is ours peace as a south sudanese people why you delayed.would you want God may talk to you not us are you a Christian read the Bible Exodus about the Isreal lives do you want that.

  • Mayiik Conterol Garang Achor
    September 11, 2019 3:27 am

    We need peace in South Sudan.

  • Joseph Lango me Lira
    September 11, 2019 8:03 am

    Those two leaders went to the Vatican to show that their commitment was witnessed by God’s ambassador,who, kissed their feet in a sign of forgiveness and also erasing the millions of liters of blood poured by innocent Sudanese in the name of defending senseless warlords. God will surely strike one of them like he did to Saul so that he feels the pain of common man. I have predicted that one of those generals will be invited to hell

  • This blessed country south sudan is like mother and bothe the opposition or the leading government peoples are so good i was with them both the IO and SPLM ,the problem is inside the army please make peace for sake pf God .M.R presedant 🙏🙏🙏 please go and see the upper Nile and Nasir latjor peoples how they suffer ?🙏🙏 please

  • Rev. Hank Young
    September 11, 2019 12:57 pm

    Did anyone really expect Kiir to actually participate???

  • May that meeting be in peace cause we have been suffering for so long indeed we just need peace in southern Sudan
    We young children of south Sudan we’re suffering from different parts of the world

  • Salva Kiir need to be handed over to international law enforcement if he doesn’t want peace in South Sudan. European countries should come take over South Sudan for 50-100 years so we can live peacefully.


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