African Countries at UN Security Council Back UN Sanctions on South Sudan as Vote Begins on Draft ResolutionAugust 20, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) – African countries with seats at the UN Security Council have reportedly backed international calls to place UN sanctions on South Sudan if a peace agreement is not reached soon as voting on a sanctions draft resolution is reportedly about to begin at the UN Headquarters.
The United States have already placed a draft at the Security Council and members are due to vote on the draft which would authorize widespread sanctions on South Sudanese parties who fail to comply with the IGAD mediated South Sudan Peace Agreement signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday this week.
According to sources at the Security Council, a draft resolutions on arms embargo has been submitted by the US after closed doors meeting with senior UN officials at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The proposed sanctions would include a worldwide Travel ban and Asset freeze on senior officials including leaders of any parties that rejects the peace and resorts to war. It would also include a global Arms embargo over South Sudan.
African Countries are said to have grown frustrations by the lack of will by the South Sudanese leaders to accept peace agreement and also due to lack of commitment to respect several ceasefire agreements.
These African nations are believed to have thrown their weight behind the UN resolution.
The African countries are said to be backing any further actions to place sanctions on those seen to be obstacles to peace and inciting war in South Sudan.
“We had the Deputy Secretary General set out the situation, how much progress had been made, … the government has not signed the agreement. The Americans have circulated a resolution. Experts are meeting to look at that resolution now,” UK Deputy Permanent Representative Peter Wilson told reporters at the UN Headquarters.
According to the draft resolution submitted by the US and distributed on Wednesday, the sanctions will become effective automatically as of September 1, if South Sudanese President Salva Kiir refuses to sign a peace agreement with the rebels and a ceasefire regime fails to come into force.
However South Sudan’s Foreign Minister Benjamin Marial said any sanctions will not achieve peace but only create more problems.
“We need to remove obstacles obstructing peace not create new ones,” Benjamin Marial said
Salva Kiir government Organizes Protests Against IGAD-Plus Peace AgreementBY JUSTIN S KWAJE | JUBA.
AGUSUST 20, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — In an apparent move taken by the south Sudan president in protest against what he calls forced and imposed Peace agreement rammed on the people of south Sudan by IGAD and western nations, in particular the US, UK, Norway and EU, President Kiir orders and dispatches all the representatives of the national legislative assembly, and states members of Parliaments to go back to their constituencies to mobilized their people to denounce the signed peace agreement by Riek Machar and Pagan Amum.
President Kiir wants the demonstration to be covered extensively by SSTV and other media outlets in the country controlled by the government and others including BBC and Aljazeera, to show the world that the South Sudanese people stands with him in rejection of the IGAD Plus compromised peace draft Proposal, and denounce Western Imperialistic goals in attempting to wheel powers and take the country over in order to steal the resources of his country and for wanting to demilitarized the capital city Juba by doing so, giving its sovereignty and security in the hands of foreign nations.
According to one of the MPs from central Equatoria state who spoke in condition of anonymity said “Mr. Kiir has given a strong order that all citizens residing in every part in the country must take part and walk on the streets to demonstrate against IGAD Plus peace deal, and should anyone refused his/her house should be looted or should be beaten and compelled to participate.
At border towns like Nimule, He, Kiir, ordered the security to close down the border entrances with the neighboring countries to prevent people from getting away from demonstrating”
Report on Radio Eye indicates that the High Coordination Committee of the party leagues has scheduled the protests for tomorrow (Friday).
“Some of the provisions they have rejected include power sharing, demilitarization of Juba, and consultations at the presidency. The committee says members of the leagues include teachers, lawyers, farmers, women, and students were urged to show support to the elected head by demonstrating.” Thus this action symbolizes that south Sudan is heading to “anarchy” absence of elected governors and absolute freedom of the individual been denied therefore they must participate in demonstration to show their support to the absolute authoritarian regime even when they are not in support of what the government wants them to demonstrate against.
“We denounce presence of UNMISS in our Republic; and therefore, we demand their forces to evacuate our Republic. We rejected neo-colonialism in our country.” added Simon Machuar.
Essential this kind of utterance in support of Kiir indicates he and his hardliners believe military option is the best and achievable. And this also illustrates that Kiir has no concern about the dying of our people clearly Peace seems elusive with the man who pledge never to take our country to war, or that was only with the North?
Mr. Machuar says they want the venue of the peace talks to be moved from Ethiopia to South Africa, saying the new venue will be neutral. He added that the leagues want what he calls the Entebbe proposal, referring to a reported draft of a peace proposal some regional leaders made in Uganda this month.
It remains unclear what would happen tomorrow to the people who defies the order to demonstrate against America, The world body United Nations, the EU, the UK and Norway whose people and government stood with this nations even before it became one but more so for now more than three decades.
Kiir whose mandate to govern ended in July 2015, has become a full blown detector while we watch, and he is trying to instigate violence against the world body, the UN and government of America and its people who had spared no efforts to see the creation of south Sudan.
The Citizens are tomorrow on the streets, mandated by our now Tyrant, reminiscences of Saddam Hussein. A police state in which the only demonstration you see is against the infamous great Satan but never against the Satan himself, the Tyrant.