The African Union, Troika and The IGAD Must Leverage Juba and Kampala to Execute the Peace Accord

BY: Peter Lokarlo Ngrimwa*, DEC/02/2015, SSN;

Examining the African Union (AU) appeal to SPLM-IO to regularly attend the JMEC meetings, I think it would be prudent for the African body in the first instance to address the lingering and melancholy issue of the more often repeated violations of the rickety ceasefire committed by the government of Salva Kiir and then ensure that the Peace Agreement is implemented accordingly in order to end the hemorrhage of the youngest nation on the planet rather than requesting the SPLM-IO to attend meetings that would be organized by JMEC in the near future.

In this respect, the continental organization palpably appears to have started its superintending role of South Sudan’s Peace Agreement from an asymmetrical premise far divorced from discernment of the precise prevailing political status quo.

The AU should primarily and without prejudice establish whether or not the concluded agreement is being executed as stipulated in the inherent articles and clauses of the document.

Startlingly, the AU expects the advanced team of the SPLM-IO to relocate to Juba while the regime in the country persistently launches airborne assaults on the positions of the latter’s combatants in Western and Central equatorial states.

In the latest premeditated attacks the police state in Juba employed helicopter gunships which produced fatality figures which by conservative estimates ranged between 50 and 100 dead and over 100 civilians sustained various degrees of injuries including 2 senior military officers from the opposition’s side murdered.

Under such caustic environment it would manifestly be naïve for the AU and the JMEC to cajole or prod the leadership of SPLM-IO to travel to Juba and form a unity government, or attend JMEC meetings in Juba.

Moreover, it is important to note that the peace agreement explicitly specifies that the Ugandan military and other foreign forces must leave South Sudan before any formation of a broad-based government in the war-torn country, but plainly the AU does not seem concerned about such a key provision of the peace accord, nor anxious about the need to verify the dubious claims by both Ugandan and the Juba governments on the withdrawal of the Uganda troops commonly known as the UPDF from South Sudan.

There would tangibly be much lesser or no incentive at all to sign an agreement if there is no commitment to implement it by the pertinent parties or when it is deemed to become non-binding on the parties named therein.

Moreover, the peripatetic rebel groups fighting against the government of Sudan, namely the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the SPLM-North based in Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains are actively deployed in South Sudan and attacking the SPLM/A-IO to date alongside President Kiir’s marauding troops and private militia army in company of Ugandan UPDF contingents who are viewed by South Sudanese as a murderous mercenary force.

The AU, Troika and JMEC have never bothered to tell President Kiir to send them away from South Sudan in conformity with the binding peace agreement.

The AU and JMEC are simply being alarmistic in predicting an impending cataclysmic portrait in South Sudan in the absence of a functioning unity government in the country without realizing that they have to do something about it.

Nevertheless, such an assertion sounds quite ludicrous because the AU and Company should primarily ensure the execution of the agreement by pressurizing the regime in Juba to respect the peace accord, other than making a statement about the formation of a unity government.

The AU’s dossier of failures in resolving the continent’s seething problems including the Darfur conflict is a plain testimony of the organization’s lethargic stance.

The redeployment of the government troops from Juba to designated locations of 25km radius from the capital city is being cosmetically projected and handled, evidently with the intention of sabotaging this essential clause of the agreement.

It has been claimed by Juba that about 250 soldiers have been relocated outside the town. Until when would the several thousands of troops and their equipment be removed from the city?

The AU, Troika, IGAD and JMEC seem to be critically ill-equipped in terms of accessing accurate information on South Sudan that could enable the group deal with the overall situation or determine what should be done in order to halt the violence and usher peace in South Sudan.

President Museveni of Uganda, being an elderly influential figure in the IGAD circle as well as an embodiment of the problem in the troubled country does not offer a trustworthy template for resolving the conflict in the country as this would in his flawed judgement compromise Uganda’s interests.

It must spicily be stressed that up to this moment the travel of the advanced team of SPLM-IO to the capital of Juba is never a priority at all, but the systematic execution of the peace accord that should begins with a binding ceasefire is.

As thousands of innocent civilians have perished especially from the 15th December 2013, following the government’s calculated mass murders and sporadic massacre at an industrial scale (AU Commission’s Report 2015), a carefully-structured approach designed in line with the peace agreement should have precedent over a hurried and unempirical solutions. The SPLM-IO’s advanced Team would move to Juba once the following requirements have been fulfilled:

• Ugandan army withdrawn from the territory of South Sudan, and it absolutely verified by the relevant competent authority, except those deployed in Western Equatoria and not covered by the agreement;
• The JEM and other Sudanese rebels fighting against the government of Sudan are withdrawn from the territory of the Republic of South Sudan;
• Demilitarization of Juba by the South Sudan’s army is accomplished and also verified as stipulated in the agreement;
• The regime in South Sudan stops its aggression and extreme violence against civilians and opposition elements in the country. Peace cannot hold on in the face of persistent attacks by government troops in a brazen disregard of the ceasefire.

It is worth noting that President Kiir had earlier refused to sign the peace agreement willingly and had to do it only under duress from the international community.

In this regard the president and his tribally-constituted assemblage of Dinka elders commonly known as the Jeng Council of Elders (JCE) incessantly attempts to procrastinate and frustrate the execution of the peace deal with ample blessings from the Ugandan “life” President, Yoweri Museveni who noticeably stands to gain from the spill of blood of South Sudanese and Ugandan soldiers alike that are still battling the opposition forces of SPLA in South Sudan.

In conclusion, the AU, Troika the UN and IGAD should leverage the government in Juba to accommodate, appreciate and implement the peace agreement in its totality.

Blaming the SPLM-IO for non-attendance of the JMEC meetings is probably quite irrelevant. Urging for the formation of a government of national unity premised on shaky foundation constitutes a time bomb and consequently a recipe for disaster.

It is regrettable that the core concern stems from the lack of executing the agreement that originates from an evident failure of the IGAD, AU and the Troika in persuading the government of South Sudan to behave responsibly by ending the war and start to learn and appreciate the value of peace and sanctity of human life in South Sudan.

Peter Lokarlo Ngrimwa*
Former lecturer,
Graduate School of Business and Law (GSBL)
RMIT University
Emily McPherson Building 13,
379 – 405 Russell Street Melbourne
VIC 3000 Melbourne
Australia.

11 Comments

  1. alex says:

    Brother you may be having mental problem. Who are you to know
    what is happening more than IGAD, Troika and AU. You are far in Australia you do not know the havoc your rebels are doing. Do you think you can fool the international community. Kerry told Riack to come to Juba because it had been proven you are lairs. You were campaigning to drag Troika to remove president Kirr but you leader bad intention and your hate speeches has exposed the evil your group have. Your group do business with Bashir the wanted criminal. Who will trust your group. The leaders of Splm in opp were flown by Bashir’s presidential plane to Khartoum from Ethiopia. Don’t you think you are just working to implement Bashir”s agenda. On top your group have copied Khartoum’s lairing tactics. American are not fools. We S.Sudanse now knows the killing your group is committing . You killing innocent people on roads even in Juba some of the killings have been committed by your group. Your group always start the fight and you are the first to mount accusations . The world is not stupid. You attack UNMIS boats and take their weapons and detaining them. Riack has been given a choice and a golden opportunity to comply with the signed peace agreement or risk being considered to be irrelevant. Your hate towards Uganda is Bashir’s agenda. It was your leader who helped Joseph Konyi to escape to Sudan. Martin Kenyi was Bashir’s militia leader in Loa. Riack was his ally. He was send by the Arabs to destroy SPLM from within but thanks to God he has now been isolated from the party. He made all the mass while Kirr was dealing with Bashir in Khartoum.
    It’s time to fool your selves that this time you can fool the international community by rushing to sign thr agreement. The world demand to see action no words and net propagandas

    • Gatdar.wich says:

      Alex,

      You are a pathetic lair! Your statements are undeniably untenable and only confirm Jenges’ dependency on deceptions and manipulations tactics when face with indisputable truths. The immense carnages that you Jenges committed in South Sudan are indescribable, and not even the deceases would forgive you-Jenges, leave alone the livings.

  2. Gatdarwich says:

    Jenges’ state sponsored terrorism organization-SPLA/SPLM in Juba is imminently demising, and will/shall be history soon.

    Whether Uganda, TRIOKA, and their conspirators like it or not, South Sudan will be ruled/governed by people oriented individual(Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon), and not by sellout, power-hungry-greedy, and traitorous, Killer NyanKiir or Jiengs Council of Evils period

  3. False Alex,
    You plainly sound so simplistic and infinitesimal that I nearly disregarded your dyspeptic comment altogether. Presenting yourself like a mischievous school boy attempting animatedly to argue his case before a yard duty teacher after a communal scuffle exposes the quality of a person with trivial capacity for perspicacity as seen in you now. I definitely reckon that your irascible approach for broad discussion appears to be the total product of your tribally-skewed-one-dimensional perspective that naturally shuts you and your likes away from the benefit of enjoying a quality debate that would likely put South Sudan in a better place than today under your ramshackle state. You addressed me as a person with mental problem. Such an impolite remark is undoubtedly a creation of a less developed perceptive faculty and wholly represents the aggregate distorted philosophy of the Juba regime that more often denounces anyone against the conduct of the police state by attaching off-putting labels on them. Arguing that my presence in Australia makes it impossible to access information about the state of affair in South Sudan is insipid. Up to this age of globalization you are not yet aware that the world is no longer a large place as it used to be a few decades ago. I maintain a smooth access to very bit of information from South Sudan and the neighbouring countries as well. So you sound too naïve and comic to me when you tell me that I live far away and won’t be able to know what goes down there in the troubled country.
    Accusing the SPLM-IO of doing business with Omar Al-Bashir is perhaps the most idiotic remark to make. You should understand that your government in Juba maintains an Embassy in Khartoum. What do you term this relationship? You are not even ashamed of condemning killings. Let me put it brusquely to you. President Kiir and his co-murderers would sooner be prosecuted by the ICC for the massive killings committed against innocent Nuer and other tribes in South Sudan. Go and help your bankrupt and poverty-stricken memory with the African Union Commission Report.
    Who is sabotaging the execution of the Peace Accord, is that not your antediluvian Council of Jeng Elders that keeps on misleading Kiir? You being the identified cowards in South Sudan jumped to solicit military aid from Uganda under the “life” President Museveni to keep your government in power. You have no shame to protest the dropping cluster bombs on South Sudanese by Ugandan war planes. You have carried extensive sprees of mass killings, rapes, pillaging and castration of boys in South Sudan. Anyone who reminds the regime in Juba about these are quickly branded as making hate speeches. Why did you do it in the first place.
    God Have Mercy!
    Peter

    • alex says:

      Hi this the prove that you’re insane because you are writing
      a complete lair or demon talking in your head. A fool always argue without knowing where he or she id heading. I can not waste time with a confused idiot like you. In your first letter you want everything to be implemented before splm in opp go to Juba. What happened now two members of Splm in opp are in Juba. The best way is to advise Martin Kenyi your brother to resist to come but in all no one takes can take risk in taking advice from a confused fellow like you. You are fixed in your own unproductive delusions that will lead you no where. Peace lovers are going ahead and the fool will learn from them. SPLM IN OPP connection with Khartoum is not a hidden facts. It has made America to dump them
      when Museven went to Khartoum Riack and the delegation were picked from Ethiopia to Khartoum by Omer El Bashirs presidential plane. I told you that, you are in Australia you do not know what is going on down here. If you are not convinced ask Riack. Have embassy is different man.

  4. Peter says:

    False Alex,
    You plainly sound so simplistic and infinitesimal that I nearly disregarded your dyspeptic comment altogether. Presenting yourself like a mischievous school boy attempting animatedly to argue his case before a yard duty teacher after a communal scuffle exposes the quality of a person with trivial capacity for perspicacity as seen in you now. I definitely reckon that your irascible approach for broad discussion appears to be the total product of your tribally-skewed-one-dimensional perspective that naturally shuts you and your likes away from the benefit of enjoying a quality debate that would likely put South Sudan in a better place than today under your ramshackle state. You addressed me as a person with mental problem. Such an impolite remark is undoubtedly a creation of a less developed perceptive faculty and wholly represents the aggregate distorted philosophy of the Juba regime that more often denounces anyone against the conduct of the police state by attaching off-putting labels on them. Arguing that my presence in Australia makes it impossible to access information about the state of affair in South Sudan is insipid. Up to this age of globalization you are not yet aware that the world is no longer a large place as it used to be a few decades ago. I maintain a smooth access to very bit of information from South Sudan and the neighbouring countries as well. So you sound too naïve and comic to me when you tell me that I live far away and won’t be able to know what goes down there in the troubled country.
    Accusing the SPLM-IO of doing business with Omar Al-Bashir is perhaps the most idiotic remark to make. You should understand that your government in Juba maintains an Embassy in Khartoum. What do you term this relationship? You are not even ashamed of condemning killings. Let me put it brusquely to you. President Kiir and his co-murderers would sooner be prosecuted by the ICC for the massive killings committed against innocent Nuer and other tribes in South Sudan. Go and help your bankrupt and poverty-stricken memory with the African Union Commission Report.
    Who is sabotaging the execution of the Peace Accord, is that not your antediluvian Council of Jeng Elders that keeps on misleading Kiir? You being the identified cowards in South Sudan jumped to solicit military aid from Uganda under the “life” President Museveni to keep your government in power. You have no shame to protest the dropping of cluster bombs on South Sudanese by Ugandan war planes. You have carried extensive sprees of mass killings, rapes, pillaging and castration of boys in South Sudan. Anyone who reminds the regime in Juba about these are quickly branded as making hate speeches. Why did you do it in the first place?
    God Have Mercy!
    Peter

  5. Peter says:

    False Alex,
    You are evidently an illiterate and thick-headed tribalist who does not understand anything at all. It is not my intention at this juncture to elevate your pathetic and dull-witted status by replying back to your unconstructive worthless writings.

  6. Alier Gai says:

    This is another intellectual vilage-made thinker in the line to take over the misleading role of Riek Macher in opposition camp. You have appeared to be writing articles out of that smoking frustrations you failed in the battlefield and as well on the negotating table. Nothing is reflecting peace sutainability you mentioned in the article other than African union and Igad to give riek more powers to commit other unspeakable heinious crimes while guiding the execution. My friend, they are not everything to rest your hope on them. And you believe it or not, no one is coming to power from the warring parties’ leaders. You will hear the most fearing voices you never heard demanding riek and kiir in the court. And the rest will be a history. Let pray that they give us our full liberty back before they go. Stop supporting that selfish interest which is killing our people though you know where the true lay.

  7. Peter says:

    Alier Gai,
    It would certainly have done you a huge benefit if you had given a pause and a critical contemplation to yourself before making such a throwaway comment that reflects an underprivileged thinking. With this preamble, I must state these:
    First, you need to be ardently informed and reminded that the primary burning issues being deliberated on at the moment about the civil war in South Sudan include the cessation of hostility through a candid observance of a comprehensive armistice and the execution of the peace accord in its totality. Whether or not a different set of leaders other than Dr. Riek Machar and President Kiir would emerge on the helm of the bedevilled nation at a later stage does not categorically tally with the debate at hand, as the 30 months or so of the transitional government have not yet come to pass. This is definitely an upshot of an ill-equipped thinking on your part. The popular aphorism goes like “Don’t cross the bridge until you come to it”.
    Second, by imploring the AU, IGAD and the Troika to move on to urge all pertinent parties to the conflict to strictly adhere to the signed agreement and ensure its implementation emphatically dismisses your argument that I have never talked on what you termed “peace sustainability”. Here, the use of the word sustainability is out of shape and bereft of its accurate meaning – you can’t sustain something that you don’t have. , there is no peace and security in the whole country, except the persistent brutality and deliberately-inflicted haemorrhage by your police state in Juba, albeit you pretend and claim to occupy the middle seat and has nothing to do with the imbroglio, how on earth would you talk of “sustainability”
    Third, your perception is plainly riddled with gross inaccuracies. It would perhaps make sense for you to clarify as to how I am writing my articles out of what you term “smoking frustration”. You don’t seem to be sure of your selection and application of words and phrases. Make a good try next time, but surely free from an expressive intent to hurt.
    Peter

  8. Alier Gai says:

    Mr. Peter Lokarlo, First of all, I will be remiss if I don’t give you a big applause to your sharp practice which is upfront to the interest you intend to depend recklessly to the end. I am also impressed with your mendacious writing designed to help you and the likes to control dead zone in a manner of just doing it right and not being caught doing it wrong. Thanks for making a feedback to my comment above. To get to the point, you mentioned that the government is ferociously engaged in violent activities such as bombings villages, raiding places and killing people. Yes, I partially agree with you that the death is mounting as a result of attacks initiated by either rebel or government in response. The hit and run military tactic is obvious on the opposition side, where they report what they initiated and then lambaste government for their wrongdoing. For example, Maar attack, Jalle attack, Malakal attack, Nimule’s road attack, Nhialdiu attack, Bazia attack and Yambio attack are the incidents you have denied like them. People lost their precious lives due to rebel’s malpractices and they will continue to do so at their own violation. And for that reason, the cessation of hostilities you are preaching has to be readdressed directly to the rebel to desist from killings. Failing to avow that your opposition party is wrong and must ease out from these heinious crimes during peace time, cause me to believe that you want more bloods than the crocodile tears drifting down unintentionally from your heart. The Ugandan army withdrawn from the South and SPLA army from the North left long time ago. And according to what the IGAD, AU, and the super powers proposed in negotiation, things are already taking off on the ground to the right direction. G10 are back home to implement the agreement. Government is working to meet its obligation in the agreement. The rebel group have role to play to fill up their gap as well. But the trick being used by the rebel to kill people and deny it is what should be explained to make peace feasible. Putting all these against the government as conditions to a peace failure minus rebel in the equation, is a total rambling. When you raised your own frowns and not seeing the visible at close range and expecting the afar object to be visible, one would truly be sensing that you are in a smoking frustration. Your over privileged thinking mindset did not qualify you for external excuses than to look from the inside. Writing this and that at this late hour will add no significant pound to peace size. The peace is already signed and no more signatures needed for other crimes to be committed in the aftermath of peace. Don’t be the last criminal caught doing it. Peace needs the willing and unwilling people to work entirely together to sustain it. Sustainability is an effort to take care of something from being damaged. Child rearing is a good example I can apply here so that you understand the word ‘sustainability’ better. Parents tend to develop the child in order to meet his or her full potential in the community he/she is part of. Sustainability is about the process and effort we use in everyday life to hold up something to a certain point. Peace has to be held in that manner to develop. Which dictionary are you using? Blaming government alone did not meet peace mandate and it will never meet peace implementation so long as Riek is getting a wrong support from hardheaded people; who talk rebelliously, who judge other opposing views maliciously, who offend the existing truth unconsciously. Peace is coming and your recent writings are not conforming to the principles the two parties agreed upon to achieve what they acceded. Their goal is to come together and start looking for ways their differences should be addressed through constitution; to implement the best system that is fair than the pervious one. Power struggle at this point will be a second thing to nothing in what is coming, and exit is a must. Having good ideas happen when you are nourished well by your parents to put on a moral lenses of judgments from the outset, you slowly thrust into the empire of wisdom. Learning all these on our own and expecting morality to kick off from where we are, is a late dream in doppelganger tale. I am not a copycat to any warring party and peace is my sincere refuge that I badly want to take effect so that our suffering masses have a new day of Sun rise. The two articles you wrote in support to peace were not by a surprise to me and to many others who are the regular readers on this web, that they were and still are serving opposition intend purpose to continue with the rebellion; a rebellion you are preferring to do than peace. You have been trying very hard to push for a lion share to opposition while the demands were exhausted at dawn with measures of equilibrium on the table. Too late to run after the alternatives. Why now and not then during the negotiation? Though you run your late show, however, you came short to detail out the need for these proposed misspelt ideas. The ideas are maybe so important to you and the company. But my conclusion is that, you are mixing the truth with immorality in your writings which is causing me to question your writing ability. The deployed ability is from the inner box of interest group that does not resuscitate the outer minds of well informed citizens who live a life of uncompromising conditions each day. Looking for a wealth through human bloods is a known character from evil. My inaccuracies never tell anyone on the internet that I am a hireling sharped of any party. However, you are a real hireling net sharped to the opposition party whose purpose is to destroy people’s country. Peace and its implementation should not be spelt with lingering eras in the passage, when one side is overweighting the other in the agreement. It should be the most genuine and authentic document that represents both elements in the content and inside without more ado biases. And with that, demilitarization is started; foreign troops are no longer there; power sharing will be accorded until the end of 30 months. AU, IGAD and the international community are watching the situation closely. So, what more you are complaining about? You and Riek are the ones creating more crisis while the government is fully committed to achieve a lasting peace on its side. Your writings do have intellectual virus symptomologies that are linked to opportunity and self-gain only. You tune on that music, dance with it and shot up my brother. Who will bother himself listening to this manipulative thinking strategy of yours?

  9. Peter says:

    Alier Gai,
    Whenever I engage anyone in a debate of this nature and scale, I expect a display of an acceptable level of rectitude and definite veracity, none of which you have exhibited here. You have been launching a barrage of sarcasm on me, thus making it a risk enterprise for you by way of offering me a leeway and a wherewithal to pay you in the same coin. Conversely you should be precise and address the issues that I have raised in my post in a candid manner and not to derive advantage in an unfair approach by putting words into my mouth as you have knowingly or inadvertently shown in your writing in an attempt to craft a Lucifer out of me. You should remember that the acme of integrity resides in candid disposition and fair play. Let me at this juncture put you to task by stating that all what you have expressed in your response to my earlier message contains nothing other than plainly an intractable defensive mien dressed in a shred of civility, as opposed to your earlier confrontational demeanour. I am not representing any group of organized opposition but only a nationalist who is concerned with the welfare of South Sudan as a country governed by rule of law and not as the current volcanic enclave ruled by a bunch of contemptible, inept and myopic tribal jingoists who bear the Rwandan Hutus-type of faulty vision for South Sudan. To substantiate this point, you are free to explore my contribution to the cause of South Sudan’s freedom on the following weblink: http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article18354. In this political article, I was commissioned by Southern Sudanese (AS it was known then) worldwide to draft this letter to the then UN Secretary General, Kofi Anan for the consistent procrastination or stalling of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) by Khartoum. There were 93 people who signed on the letter. I have publish in the British Gurdian attacking the UN’s head of the Mission in South Sudan for his role in denying the rape of under aged girls in Juba conducted by his personnel. I recently happened to see an article that I wrote in Sudannow Magazine in Khartoum, entitled “Cultural Semantics” (September, 1982, volume 7 No. 9) at Durham University in North East England in which I delivered an attack on the then Director General of the National Corporation for Radio and Television in Sudan when he made a negative remark on South Sudan.
    It is thus a futile exploit for you to misleadingly name me an opportunistic person seeking for something alongside certain circles. I am quite contented with what I am and what I possess.
    In this instance I am fully at liberty to accuse you of being untruthful to yourself and all. Furthermore it would be appropriate for me to pose to you the question as to what makes you so sure that all the nasty things have been carried out by the SPLM-IO and not the government. This appears to be the product of less sophisticated discernment. The IGAD monitors have recently charged your government of a breach of ceasefire in Western Bahr El-Ghazal state that you are trying to ignore. Sporadic skirmishes are rampant in West, Central and Eastern Equatoria states. Where is the peace you are talking about? It therefore makes minimal or no sense at all to argue that the issue of ceasefire, the killings and other malpractices must be addressed by “the rebels” as you put it, albeit you have only awarded minimal concession to those who read your message on the culpable role of the government in Juba in causing civilian deaths. To date the IGAD as an institution saddled with the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan has yet to come out with a full report testifying the full withdrawal of the barbarous Ugandan Soldiers and the wretched Sudanese rebels. Who do you think you are affirming the departure of the hired mercenaries from the soil of South Sudan? This is a serious flaw and heresy concocted in the confines of lopsided thinking that you can hardly prove or defend. Your claim that things are returning to normalcy and that the government is working to meet its obligation is utterly crude, fiendish and represents a nightmarish imagination that does not have a counterpart in real world, in view of the ongoing killings conducted by your tribal regime in Juba. You should be excessively irked by the staggering deaths of thousands of innocent Nuer civilians in Juba which began in December 2015 and conducted knowingly by your fellow murderers in-arms who do not deserve gaol (prison) sentences but gallows. You should likewise be mortified by the fabricated tale of an aborted coup in Juba. How would any sensible person take you seriously? Your less coherent lucidities and actions would only reinforce South Sudanese suspicious misgivings about your awful tribally-oriented and venomous-entrenched intentions in the newest world nation.
    Let me explore further your flimsy defensive attempts of the word “sustainability” Your observation according to your commentary and I quote runs thus: Sustainability is about the process and effort we use in everyday life to hold up something to a certain point. Peace has to be held in that manner to develop” Unquote. What South Sudan possesses at this point in time is bloodbath, brutality, looting, widespread theft and robbery, though a peace agreement has been concluded. Now tell me do you sustain the bloodbath, the state-sponsored murders, the rape sprees, the gunning down of journalists in cold blood and suffocation of the fundamental and naturally-endowed freedom of mankind? God have mercy!!. Where does the word “sustainability” fit in then? Your attempt to explain your position does not hold, hence, this is an untenable and defenseless stance that you have taken yet you have mulishly refused to admit. You succeeded to force on me a broad smile when you wrote “What Dictionary are you using”? Candidly speaking, I don’t use a dictionary, At least I have not used one for several decades now, most probably you need one, and I have no intention at all to elaborate further on that. Furthermore don’t assume the meaning of phrases or words and fit them into your own asymmetrical template and keep people guessing about your real intention. For example in the second line of your latest comment, you employed the word “Depend” which makes little sense, but I guessed you meant the word “Defend” that makes huge difference in terms of syntax and accurate connotational interpretation. This is not tantamount to putting you down and I don’t subscribe to the notion, but sometimes it becomes unavoidable as is the situation now. I end here and full of enthusiasm to engage you in further discussion, but I warn you that I might adopt a harsher flair and verve next time.
    Peter

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