November 20, 2017, David Mahlobo who once serve as minister of state security and now turn to be the minister of energy of the republic of south Africa.
He is today Nov, 19, 2o17 in Juba to met with Taban Deng and Ezekiel Lol prior in follow up of thier previous conspiracy against SPLM-IO/SPLA-IO Chairman Dr Riek Machar. He was the one wrote the below message to Ezekiel in July this year, because his message was leaked out, so they failed to execute their plans, now he is in Juba for another deal with Taban and Ezekiel.
Check the intercepted message of july last year as below. .. Morning comrade Minister Amb. Ezekiel. I have noted the letter to Riek Machar by His Excellency President Museveni and I suggest the elders discuss the matter because this can trigger the guest wanting to start demanding to travel when the conditions have not been sorted. The elders must guide us on how skillfully with assist the process whilst avoiding complicating the matters. Thanks my brother and comrade Mr. David Mahlobo, MP, Minister of State Security, Republic of South Africa. July 1, 2017.
Benyamin Netanyahu made an unusual visit to the southern neighborhoods of Tel Aviv, near the central bus station. The Israeli prime minister wanted to express a sudden empathy for the inhabitants of these impoverished neighborhoods. Not because of the deprivation of their homes, but because of the massive presence of those we call them“Infiltrators”: African migrants from Eritrea and Sudan.“We will make the south of Tel Aviv citizens of Israel” by exterminating the impure races “of our country”, launched the head of government.
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Mr. Netanyahu was not content with this visit. He also made a long monologue on Sunday at the cabinet meeting. He mentioned the fate of“Sophia, 72 years”, who lives at 6efloor of a building exclusively populated with‘Illegal infiltrators’,who are not according to him“Refugees”but“Economic migrants”. Israel refuses to grant refugee status to migrants from anywhere in Africa.
“It’s the fault of the government if they concentrated in these neighborhoods, that’s where they were systematically sent after their detention,says Jean-Marc Liling, Director of the Center for International Migration and Integration (CIMI).In these already poor, infrastructure-poor neighborhoods of Tel Aviv, the most vulnerable Israelis who remained have felt that they are no longer at home. But the newcomers also opened shops, populated the schools. “
Benyamin Netanyahu is pleased to have managed to get 20 000 out of the 60 000 who entered Israel through Egyptian Sinai, before building a border security fence at the end of 2011. He believes that by initiating the construction of the fence with Egypt, he saved Israel from an existential danger.
KAMPALA (Reuters) – As fresh fighting looms in South Sudan with the onset of the dry season, there is little chance of peace talks to end a war that has already killed tens of thousands of people and created Africa’s largest refugee crisis, diplomats and analysts said.
FILE PHOTO: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (C) attends a ceremony marking the thirty fourth anniversary of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) at the military headquarters in Juba, South Sudan May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Jok Solomun/File Photo
South Sudan’s December-to-May dry season usually intensifies clashes because travel is easier on the impoverished country’s unpaved roads, which turn to mud in the rains.
“It would be a miracle if they get anything done,” said Peter Biar Ajak, a civil society leader who consults with African and western diplomats on the country’s stop-start peace process.
South Sudan’s war began in late 2013 between soldiers of President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and his former vice president, Riek Machar, a Nuer, devastating the country’s swampy northeast.
A third of the country’s 12 million-strong population has fled their homes amid persistent reports of gang rape and ethnic violence.
An East African bloc, IGAD, led two rounds of peace talks over two years, culminating in a brief power-sharing agreement signed by Kiir and Machar in 2015. But even as IGAD urges a new ceasefire, the warring parties are preparing for more fighting.
The government plans to deploy a new force to around oil fields in the northeast, while rebels told Reuters they had procured new weapons in September and are organizing in the south.
FILE PHOTO: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit reacts upon arrival at Khartoum airport, Sudan November 1,2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo
“We’re long past the point where power-sharing is a viable solution in South Sudan, if it ever was,” said Payton Knopf, former head of a U.N. experts panel for South Sudan.
Kiir’s government has little reason to negotiate; it holds the military upper hand and captured Machar’s main base in the northeast this year.
The rebels are disorganized: Machar is under house arrest in South Africa and his subordinates are scattered across six countries.
Complicating matters, many new groups have cropped up over the last 18 months and want to participate in peace talks.
Four parties signed the 2015 deal. This time, IGAD has named more than 20.
“This is where the test is now,” said Alex Rondos, the EU’s Special Representative to the Horn of Africa. “Can IGAD begin to exert a degree of united influence on all the parties to begin to find some degree of common ground?”
IGAD lost some credibility when a U.N. experts panel in September accused rival countries in the bloc of pursuing their own, conflicting interests. The South Sudanese government is also part of IGAD.
“IGAD is not speaking with one voice,” said Rebecca Garang, a prominent opposition-aligned figure. “President Salva is part of the IGAD even when he is part of the conflict.”
November 18, 2017, CAIRO – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.
Ethiopia is finalizing construction of Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile. Egypt fears that will cut into its water supply.
Cairo said last week that the three countries had failed to approve an initial study by a consultancy firm on the dam’s potential effects on Egypt and Sudan.
Ethiopia has repeatedly reassured Egypt, but Cairo’s efforts to engage in closer coordination have made little headway.
El-Sissi sought to reassure Egyptians in televised comments Saturday, but stressed that “water is a matter of life or death.”
Thanks for this superb rejoinder, especially this:
“Machar is not the problem. The problem is the system and John Luk’s constitution.”
Absolutely, and I am 100% with you, but then I will be accused of being bias, which is OK with me. In fact, Dr. RMT should be allowed to move freely, including coming back to the bushes of South Sudan to pursue what he started on that “darkest day of 28 August 1991!” He ran away from Juba on 11 July 2016 and he is free to come back to Juba without conditions. We seem to forget that democracy is a game of numbers, so let us see who have the numbers behind them!! So, Dr. RMT should be freed from SA’s confinement to enable him to march to Juba and if that is the will of the people of South Sudan, so be it.
Yes, let me be frank here for I want to be on records. I was a member of the Young Executive (a group that was really nationalistic) that dethroned Molana Abel Alier in February 1978 and installed Gen. Joseph Lagu! I am from Greater Bor and so is Molana Abel Alier! Our differences were political – he was a Southern Front and I was a SANU youth diehard, but it didn’t affect our relationships within the Bor community! But, when Gen. Lagu went nut in 1979 – calling for “all the tribes of SS” to unite against the Dinkas i.e. Jieng nationality) my political mentors, such as Samuel Aru, Philip Obang, Ezekiel Macuei Kodi, Andrew Wieu Riak, Akuot Atem, Dr. Col Dau Diing, Dr. Toby Maduot, Dr. Pacifico Lolik, Eng. Barnaba Dumu, Angelo Beda, Gen. AbaKuk, Gen. Magot, Col. John Garang de Mabior, etc. asked me to be in the Secretariat that worked to push out Gen. Lagu, which we did.
In the light of the above, it is time for the Jieng and Nuer nationalities to start their own internal dialogue on how to avoid self-destruction. Yes, my friend Dr. RMT has triggered havoc in some parts of Greater Equatoria, but is that the objective of becoming the president of SS? Absolutely, not.
My advice to all SS leaders is NOT to try to unite the Jieng nationality, by blanket attack against the Dinka, if you really want to rescue South Sudan from disintegration and self-destruction. This is because Jieng is a strange human gene that is ready to commit suicide when pushed against the wall. Let us be careful when dealing with people who are more concerned with “dignity!”
Yes, please, feel free to say anything on what I have said above.
Lual A. Deng, PhD
Ebony Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS)
P.O. Box 198 Juba, South Sudan
Cell: 202-286-9111 (USA)
211-912-272-999 (South Sudan)
211-956-450-691 (South Sudan)
“Better is one day in your Courts than a thousand elsewhere; I will rather be a door keeper in the House of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked” (Psalm 84:10).
Location is everything and can change one’s perspective on everything.
November 17, 2017, A strategic review of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s peacekeeping role in the war-affected country will begin later this month to consult with a wide range of people, including the government, the international and humanitarian communities as well as UNMISS.
The current mandate, which came into force in December 2016, authorizes UNMISS to use “all necessary means” to protect civilians. It also requires the Mission to monitor and investigate human rights, create conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance, and to support the implementation of the peace agreement. The current UNMISS mandate expires on 15 December 2017.
Speaking on Thursday during a news conference in Juba, David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said a review team from the UN Headquarters will come to South Sudan to consider the security and humanitarian situation, consult with a wide range of people in the capital as well as in more remote parts of the country, adding it will also speak with other South Sudanese groups based in Addis Ababa, including the opposition.
“What we would like to do through the strategic review is to canvass and understand some of the issues and opinions of people here in South Sudan so that we can feed that into the decision that will ultimately be made by the Security Council,” said Shearer.
He further said it is the 15-member Security Council that will decide whether to extend the mandate, not UNMISS. The UN official pointed out that the review team’s findings as well as other broader consultation processes will inform the Council’s decision-making.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony to applause, even as the military announced “significant progress” on talks for his departure and arrested some of his allies.
The appearance came during an extraordinary series of negotiations with regional leaders over Mugabe’s departure after 37 years in power.
Zimbabwe’s military is taking pains to show respect for the 93-year-old leader, the world’s oldest head of state, by referring to him as the president and the commander-in-chief. At the same time, it said Friday it was arresting and pursuing some people close to Mugabe and his wife.
Friday’s graduation event appeared to allow Mugabe to project the image of leadership, even as calls for his departure grow stronger. Some Zimbabweans worried that Mugabe, the only leader many have ever known, would somehow find a way to stay on.
Mugabe didn’t make a speech at the ceremony, merely announcing its opening to applause after joining the crowd in the national anthem. Arriving in suit and tie, he put on an academic gown and hat and walked slowly in a red-carpet procession to a podium as a marching band played.
The military statement reported by the state-run Herald newspaper and Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said military leaders are “engaging with the Commander-in-Chief President Robert Mugabe on the way forward and will advise the nation of the outcome as soon as possible.”
“Significant progress has been made in their operation to weed out criminals around President Mugabe,” the statement said, adding that the military had arrested some while others remained at large. Those sought had been “committing crimes that were causing social and economic suffering in Zimbabwe.”
The military is seeking Cabinet ministers and other top officials who had been associates of first lady Grace Mugabe, part of a clique dubbed the G40 because many were in their 40s and 50s. They are of a different generation from the one that fought for independence from white minority rule.
Grace Mugabe’s rapid political rise had alarmed many who feared she could succeed her husband after he fired his longtime deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, last week. That firing set off the military’s moves, and Mnangagwa is expected to lead any new government.
There was no sign of the first lady at Friday’s graduation ceremony.
Army troops and armored vehicles continued to patrol the capital, Harare, as Zimbabweans went about their daily business. Residents said they had feared at first when the military moved in but praised the current calm.
Headlines in some local newspapers declared the Mugabe era over. “Dawn of a new era,” one said. “Mugabe remembered for brutal 37-year rule,” said another.
The ongoing negotiations appear to be trying to get Mugabe to agree to hand over to a new government. But difficulties could include the timing. The ruling party is set to meet next month, and Mugabe’s term ends next year. An election date has not been set.
In another striking image of the fluidity of the political situation, the Zimbabwe Herald on Thursday published photos of Mugabe jovially shaking hands with army commander Constantino Chiwenga, the general who ordered the president’s arrest.
Others pictured in the first round of talks at State House, the president’s official residence, include Defense Minister Sydney Sekeramayi, Intelligence Minister Kembo Mohadi, South African Cabinet ministers who are acting as mediators and a local Catholic priest, Fidelis Mukonori, whom Mugabe has used as a mediator before. Grace Mugabe was not pictured.
The military wants the process of establishing the new government to appear to be constitutional in order to maintain a veneer of legality and the approval of the 16-nation regional bloc, the Southern African Development Community, and the African Union.
As a landlocked country, regional sanctions by the bodies could be harmful to Zimbabwe’s already ailing economy.
A committee of SADC on Thursday has recommended an emergency summit of heads of state to discuss the Zimbabwe situation. It was not clear when that would take place.