South Sudan

Kiir: I’m Ready For Talks With Machar

prescription geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Addressing journalists at his office today, advice Wednesday, Kiir said that he is “willing to talk to the hiding and defiant Machar to find an end to the crisis which has now taken three days resulting into loss of many lives and hundreds of injuries”.

“I will sit down with him (Riek (Machar) and talk… but I don’t know what the results of the talks will be,” Kiir told journalists.

Yesterday, this website broke the news of Kiir meeting with the political leaders from the Neur tribe of Machar including Minister of Education, John Gai Yoh, Speaker of the Nation, Magok Rundia, Unity State Caretaker Governor, Joseph Nguen Monytuel, and Upper Nile State Governor, Simon Kuch Puoch.

Sources also told Chimpreports today that Neur politicians asked President Kiir pursue dialogue with Machar and also the international community including United Nations has urged Kiir to consider talks.

In his address on Monday, Kiir accused Machar of masterminding the alleged Sunday night coup and affirmed that he was going to be brought to book with his colleagues.


Machar, however, dismissed any coup plot stating that Kiir staged the event to crackdown on them.

In the scuffle, 11 former Cabinet ministers were arrested since Monday with the last being the second most wanted after Machar, Pagan Amum, the former secretary general of the ruling SPLM who was picked from his home in Juba last night.

The coming of the peace talks follows mass deaths, evacuations, desertions, arrests and continued fighting in the capital juba and other states as government forces pursue the alleged mutineers.

Many countries have already pulled out their people from Southern Sudan because of high scale insecurity.

Others like Uganda are still planning on how to locate and rescue their citizens who are reported to be stranded and starving in juba.

Only yesterday, UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, called President Kiir and advised him to pursue peaceful negotiations in order to contain the situation and bring back the state to order.

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