Updated at 9:30pm, May 18, 2015(PST)
May 18, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Former Nigerian President, Gen.Olusegun Obasanjo, who chairs African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan crisis, paid a “historical visit” to the chairman of the armed opposition, Dr. Reik Machar Teny, at his headquarters in the most volatile Upper Nile State, South Sudan.
“I held a very fruitful meeting this morning with former Nigerian president and head of African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan crisis, Gen.Olusegun Obasanjo here in Pagak head quarters.” Dr. Machar said on Monday, 18th May, 2015.
According to Dr. Riek, Obasanjo’s historical visit to Pagak headquarters shows that the continental body, AU, is ready and committed to resolve South Sudan’s 17-month-old civil war and “to avert the immense suffering of its people so that lasting peace and Justice prevail in the Republic of South Sudan”
On behalf of his movement, Machar expresses his gratitude to Gen. Abasanjo and the African Union for the visit.
“I and the entire leadership of SPLM/SPLA greatly thanked Gen.Obasanjo for paying this historical visit and this show that Africa union is much more ready and committed to resolve the current crisis in South Sudan and to avert the immense suffering of its people so that lasting peace and Justice prevail in the Republic of South Sudan.”Machar states.
The chairman and commander in chief of the rebels’ faction, Machar, who initiated the call for the Obasanjo Report to be made public, is backed by the United Nations, United States and the international community who reiterate that the report must be officially released to expedite the peace process.
Despite that the Salva Kiir government has strongly opposed the release of AU report, the United States of America has donated $5 million dollars, and calls on the international community to support the initiative to establish a hybrid court in the region to try South Sudanese leaders who are suspected to have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the current conflict.
Although the full details of the meeting are yet to follow, Machar emphasizes that the meeting was “very fruitful”, and a critical step toward peaceful settlement of the deadly conflict that has claimed over 50, 000 lives.
The next phase of IGAD (plus) mediation will include Algeria, Nigeria, Chad, South Africa and Rwanda. Outside of Africa, China, Troika countries (USA, UK and Norway), EU and the UN have also been added to the IGAD-plus table.
In other reports, heavy battles continued this morning in Upper Nile State, as Gen. Obasanjo visits Pagak at the far east of Upper Nile state near Ethiopian border.
The government troops are fighting back to retake the capital from the allied troops of SPLA-IO and Agwelek forces, under Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony, however, the rebels are determined to advance towards Paloch’s oilfields.
You hide suffering of South Sudanese for Long, i hope now you realize Nuer people are the wise men not only in South Sudan but to the whole Africa. What ever dr. Machar propose, all wise people will support put it on your mind.
nuer people dont see beyond tomorrow,the all time fools of fools..they will never be wise,u know why,just look at the liberation of south sudan,all their elites were in khartoum coz they were paid salaries..matip,riek,gatdet,all these rebellious figures and u claimed wisedom? those who seek white man support dont have positions in Africa…Kizza in uganda,Tshangirei in zimbabwe,raila in kenya…..just be a leader of your people not white man incarnated philosophy………
I disagree with your statement. Everybody from the sixty fourth tribes in south pitched in the making of the independent of South Sudan, whether those died of famines, diseases, In poverty or by the bullets are SPLA/SPLM. The struggle was one and even wild life, which started to come back after 2011. As it has been witnessed by Wilde life conservation authorities.
I feel the pain Risk Machar went through in Juba. There was no true forgiveness towards him by his former colleagues while he had left in 1991.I only blame him for for the way he reacted after scores of innocents Nuer were massacred by psychopaths who regard no human life at all. I’m so ashamed to identify myself with my Dinka tribesmen, for what they did to Nuer in Juba, in 2013. Nor I’m I poud for what my mother side, Nuer, did to Bor in retaliation for Juba massacre. Its bee 18 months now since this senseless war began, and I wonder, could both sides see? Who is profitting in this civil war? Uganda, is sucking up money as war loans, Khartoum is using Nuer as a proxy against GOSS, by taking advantage of my people marginalization by Kiir’s selfish circles( Kiir is Guilts is by association only,but as a person, is far from it).
While South Sudanese are busy murdering each others Ugandians merchants are buzzing around every town in the Country, on their Bodaboda ripping our poor villagers with knockoffs. You see, every one in Africa, sees Southerners.
As their potential cow money. Even Ethiopia and Kenya are in it, by prolonging and delaying these current peace talks, they are able to secure the flow of millions of dollars donation by the first world countries, in an efforts to help these peace process. It is a very dark continent those that you think are helping you, would be the ones inflicting on you the most venomous conspiracy.
any one who love to sale their gun for there own inters, can support Riek in order to buy there gun and destroy his own country and life of his own people, because HE IS STUPID…
Dr.Machar is a wise leader who always cares for his people. Thank you our great leader. We need to learn alot from your wisdom. Wow! great champion of self determination. We are behind you no matter how difficult is the journey.
I hope visit for former Nigerian president and members of AU leader will bring peace to South sudan despite of Salva kiir cruelty behaviour of not accepting peace. if he does not accept peace we are not worry of any, his days are numbered.
You Always Talk Of Very Fruitful Meeting And Good Way Foreard To Everylasting Peace. But All Does Not Work. What is the secret behind your statement?
Dr.Machar is trusted by white people because they know he is very competence- a PhD holder and a visionary leaders who is capable to bring political reform that will initiate a federal system of government, good democracy, the national unity among the people of South Sudan there everyone in South Sudan will have his/her voice heard. The federal system and devolution of power are the ones which make the western countries rich, living in peace with their neighbor, helping them acheived good economic development and established consolidated democracy compare to Africa where leaders still cling on the old system bases on dictator leadership which tears down the economic development, shows lite respect of democratic values and the international human right law.On the other hand, the federal system of government gives the people an opportunity a self-outonomy to rule and decide what is best for their comnunity develoment instead to vest the power and interest of the people on one person. Finally,” the African pepole have long way to go before they can see free and fair African continent” because the so-call leaders do not care about the problem facing African population as a whole. They are the batch of dictators causing suffering human suffering all the time in our continent. Instead of focusing on good government and democracy they choose the old system of government which retard the development in whole Africa. It should be good that the Africa union takes its resposibility to care about all the African problems. Releasing the report of Africa Commission inquiry on atrocities commited in South Sudan civil war will help to bring justice and peace to the people of South Sudan,and those who commited atrocities against their fellow men and women will face it!
to hell with his phd of management and strategic planning…what vision does he have yet he sided with khartoum government for long..crook
Dr. Machar have the independent of the RSS and he is going to bring you again the federal system of governance for all of us including those who hated him very bad.
Dr. Machar Oyee
Freedom Fighters Oyee
Victory very Certain in the Entire Greater Upper Nile Region including Bor
The kingdom is crumbling try liberating yourself from that looming disaster.
Ahahaha! What a mess! On 21st/05/2015 this month, the legitimacy and mandate of juba goverment is coming to expirety.
This means, the gov’t shall sooner be denied support from all its allies n will have no choice rather than making peace with rebels, or else it is ready to accepting an unforgettable defeat, that is a time when rebels be granted logistic and millitary aid internationally.
U are right brother Dantut.
Machar is wiser, and his proposals or initiatives shall always remain the last alternative solutions to any wise man/woman around, who knows or understands what a truth is.
Hey Guys Riek is a curs to south Sudan, hear this guys he will never step foot to Juba again nor he will live beyond next year if he can make it this year. He will not see may of 2016 that is reality and mark my word
I hate those who support a leader coz of the tribe.ugly beings with cattle minds.none of the 2 is civilized.SOUTH SUDAN IS FOR ALL THE TRIBES.I hv foreseen one of you will the RSS interchangably coz of ur primitivity.
Phd holder am doubt about that phd because phd has no proper evidence may be phd which is issue to drug addict people like piffle Riek Machar who is traumatized by drugs addict and rebellions.
Wow guys you talks of riak but during south Sudan liberation he has done nothing, how do you think guys he is going to lead this south Sudan because of one tribe only which is nuer will never happen what about equatorian tribes and others tribes in upper nile region. Do you think that you are they very tribe in south Sudan ?
Never be fool by somebody we need peace n prosperity for s.sudan be like people of God
DR.Machar is of great man with vistion of which all people will Realise on him, thought you rebel against him, u will be sorry of yourself later since he is from Great Naath family of Warrior and heart of South Sudan whose vision has lined from cultural background of destine family more ever,he is Prefesional elite with PHD holder we are perfectly hope him to be the realieve of the South Sudanses citizen suffering which we are seeing today.please i adivise u that take side never be devoted your time on romours, be witnes and you will realise
Naath Nuer Oyeeeeeeeeee!!!
South Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Jinub Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
South Sudanses Ctizen Oyeeeeeeeeeeee!!!