South Sudan’s Armed Opposition Prepares For Trump Inauguration in Washington

SPLM/SPLA(IO) delegation to Washington, Madam Angelina Teny, Hon. Reath Muoch Tang and Dr. Isaac Gang at the U.S. Peace Institute, in Washington D.C, attending a briefing by US Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth Jan 18, 2017(Photo credits: SPLM/SPLA-IO)

SPLM/SPLA(IO) delegation to Washington, Madam Angelina Teny, Hon. Reath Muoch Tang and Dr. Isaac Gang at the U.S. Peace Institute, in Washington D.C, attending a briefing by US Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth Jan 18, 2017(Photo credits: SPLM/SPLA-IO)

Jan 18, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— South Sudan’s main armed opposition, SPLM/SPLA in Opposition, under the former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, is closely monitoring Donald Trump’s inauguration and take over of the White House.

Trump’s most expensive inauguration is coming up soon in less than 48 hours and many governments around the world are watching with mixed feelings.

Unlike other countries, South Sudan – a war-torn nation that looks up to the United States to resolve its conflict and introduce reforms, was not invited to Trump’s inauguration.

Under Obama’s administration, US officials including president Obama have admitted failing South Sudan and whether Trump would do better than Obama remains to be seen.

Grabbing the unpredictable opportunity, Dr. Machar has sent a congratulatory letter to Donald Trump late last year for winning US elections. In addition, Machar has just dispatched a high level delegation to Washington.

Yesterday Hon. Angelina Teny, a senior member of the Opposition and a former Minister, fled London to join the SPLM(IO) team in Washington to wait for a response from Trump’s inauguration committee.

This morning Hon. Angelina Teny, former IO Representative to the United States Hon. Reath Muoch Tang and the newly appointed Representative to Washington, Dr. Isaac Gang, attended a briefing by the outgoing US Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Amb. Donald Booth, at U.S. Peace Institute, in Washington D.C.

The public briefing, which exposed Salva Kiir’s government to the incoming administration, was also attended by South Sudan Representative to Washington, Amb. Garang Diing Akuong and his delegation. None of the two sides was given a chance to speak but Donald Booth narrates how the current conflict could be resolved.

Speaking to Machar’s inner circle, the Opposition is currently in contact with Trump’s organizing committee to welcome their delegation to Trump’s inauguration in Washington but details are yet to be finalized.

Many supporters of SPLM/SPLA in Opposition have gone viral over the last few days on social media claiming that Dr. Riek Machar has been invited to Washington but Salva Kiir was not; however, reports from Pretoria confirmed that Machar has only delegated his representatives to the ceremony.

Our attempts to reach President Salva Kiir’s Press Secretary office and Washington were not returned at the time of this writing but it is less likely that a delegation would be dispatched from Juba within the next 48 hours.

Trump, who is facing many public and political hurdles, has contributed $90 millions to his inauguration ceremony which will cost approximately $200 millions.

Although this ceremony will be one of the most expensive inauguration in American history, it is also expected to be one of the least attended inaugurations in Washington.

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11 comments

  • These loonies will never cease to amaze the world? Do the idiots think Mr. Trump will pander to terrorists like their greatest criminal of all times, Barack Hussein Obama? The idiots do not know their Barack Obama allied the US with the gulf Arab states, the UK, Israel, Turkey, our own cloned arab North Sudan, Al Qada, Al Nustra, ISIS/L, Boko Haram and to some extent, their so-called SPLA-IO.
    Some of our Nuers will never learn anything. The idiots seem to have been mentally retarded with their believe in their Ngundeng superstitions and fantasies, and yet they do believe their fools like their Riek Machar demigod and sociopath can rule serious South Sudanese like the Dinkas/Jiengs with those fantasies and superstations?

    Our Nuer cousins, grow up fellows. The world isn’t that flat like the way you fellows often view it. Your US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between are not your uncles as you fellow are fooled to believed. They are just using some of you fools as their proxies/pawns to destroy our country simply to get our riches like Libya, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Ukraine, Yemen and now Syria.

    You idiots are told to stop your bullshits and grow your own food, but aim is to play rubbish and hope your US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between will simply always give free food and even free money. Don’t you fellows see the bad way many of the Nuers are living very badly in your own Bentiu, Juba, Malakal, Akoba and even here in Bor?

    • THANK YOU HOMMIE….True, Nuers will never learn. But I believe this war has finally taught them a living lesson of their lives. And I believe at this moment with their noisy lies, solution is, they should just be ignored for they are nothing but losers. Let the country move forward…Rest in peace Nyagaat !!

  • Washington rehearses ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. http://www.slideserve.com/diegoluc/washington-prepares-for-trump-s-inauguration

  • Souh Sudanese are living very badly all over South Sudan after 10 years with Kiir sleeping in his office, and if Kiir isn’t sleeping he is planning extermination of people instead of planning for a better country. No interest in healthcare, education, infrastructure and a robust system of Justice.

    Any alternative better than the current stagnation

  • i will not comment any more because there is biasness in this web, but riek or any other SPLM member who looted the country resources for the last decades are not alternative for the changes, so lets look for other young person to lead us regardless of his/her tribe so long a South Sudanese

  • that mean everyone of u must watch the trump pence committees thru right and dignity across the worldwide. I do congratulate Mr Donald to end the starvation under the fak
    e regime of kiirrrrrrrrrrrr he must leave by all mean

  • Thanks for your all news. God makes all things through purpose .I’m Kim

  • All south sudanese belived that all abusesive, insulting, embrusment,bias word and languages in south sudan tribune are being written or post by DINKAS and i too and the all world belived so. Educated one the same like ilitrate, Ho GOD do something else with this seed it has become extrimly aweed in your EDEN field.

  • Good idea as the oppsition is composed well educated people who understand the word diplomacy

  • We need democracy in Africa