Machar Returns After a Historic Tours of The United States!

Dr. Riek Machar Teny briefs more than 5 thousands South Sudanese on peace in Omaha Nebraska, USA, before his return to Juba in 2016(Photo: file)

Dr. Riek Machar Teny briefs more than 5 thousands South Sudanese on peace in Omaha Nebraska, USA, before his return to Juba in 2016(Photo: file)

Oct 17, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s former Vice President and the First Vice President designate, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, returned to Africa after a busy tour of North America.

Arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two days ago, Machar is expected to brief the media this Sunday at 11Am at his residence.

According to reliable sources, Machar will brief the media on his recent visit to United States of America, the way forward on the security arrangement, the position of SPLM/SPLA on Salva Kiir’s order to create 28 states in the country and also on when the first team and the chairman will land in Juba as agreed in the Compromised Peace Agreement.

In North America, Machar held many well-attended public briefings with South Sudan-Americans, briefed media houses, foreign diplomats and Obama administration.

The South Sudan rebel leader, who had one of the huge welcomes on American soil, was received by hundreds of South Sudanese from different communities, cheering and dancing in traditional and religious songs as a sign of peace and joy.

According to Miyong Kuon, the SPLM/SPLA Representative to New York, Dr. Riek and his delegation came to the United States upon invitation by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to attend a special meeting on South Sudan on September 29th at the sideline of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York.

“In the meetings, Dr. Riek delivered the message of peace, healing and reconciliation. He encourages all South Sudanese to be the stewards of the peace agreement and ensure its full implementation.” Miyong said.

Machar briefed the gatherings on the peace agreement and its implementation process, urging the Diaspora community to use their technological connections and internet access to share messages of peace and focus discussions on issues that will promote the successful implementation of the peace agreement.

At the end of his briefings, Machar allowed question and answer sessions that gave chance to participants to engage in discussion with the leaders.

The briefings were organized in New York, Maine, Kansas, California, Washington DC, Minnesota, among other states, with the biggest public briefing in Omaha Nebraska, which was attended by more than ten thousands South Sudanese and friends.

Miyong also confirms that Machar’s delegation met with American stakeholders in all the cities they visited.

“This is a strong gesture by the Americans to show the close partnership between US and South Sudan and to affirm their commitment for peace in South Sudan.” Said the Representative to the United Nations, Miyong Kuon, who accompanied the delegation.

“Dr. Riek’s visit to the United States, the community tour, and most importantly, sitting and listening to the concerns of the people, are great examples of his unique leadership style that aims at getting all South Sudanese equally engaged in the affairs of the country.” he continued.

The former Vice President also attended church services, one of which was organized by The South Sudanese Nebraska Council of Churches, where Dr. Riek briefed hundreds of congregations on IGAD-Plus peace process.

Machar was anointed by retired Pastor, Rev. Ruach Lual, from San Diego California, who attended a huge prayer service in Omaha Nebraska.

Rev. Lual and other religious leaders prayed for peace and healing in South Sudan!

17 comments

  • Machar must urgently provide lethal weapons to the freedom fighters and white army period. To hell with the politics of smothering and appeasement. Destructions and predicaments cannot be confined to Nuerland , Cholloland, and Madiland alone. It must be decisively spread, and felt in Warrap, and in every corner of South Sudan.

    • Warrap had fought with the so-called Arabs of North Sudan with out weapons since 1820,but they didn’t defeated them,so dream on. Why Sudan Army never attacked those places at the time of 22 years civil war because they knew it is not easy for them to win unless they used miseriya for the same route to and back. John Garang himself never visited to those places because he was afraid.

    • Tolio

      Giving lethal weapons to a tribe to overpower another is an act of genocide. That is what had put Charles Taylor behind bars.

      It is also the reason why the international community does not put an arm embargo on either the government or rebels.

      If you put an arm embargo on Kiir alone,Machar will get fire arms from Khartoum,giving him advantage over his rival,which is not fair.

      If you overthrow the government too, you are a dictator or military junta that will face isolations of any kinds and becomes no good partner to powerful Western countries.

      Peace minus being tribal is the only best option we got.

    • GatNor

      That is the course of action people should take as it’s necessary. There are detractors within the Nuer cause by the Nuer councils could weed them out by presenting them with action that will expose where their hearts really is. The Nuer council must go it on tribal bases inorder for the detractors within to reconsider their hidden tribal allegiances. From there there will be no more using the national position and this war would either ends in Gambrell or Bar El Gazhal period.

  • Going to American always will not give you persidential seat, American is America but south sudan is south sudan if we rejected you here in south sudan NO creature in America will give you seat. and of course you had been rejected by all south sudanese to be their leader you don,t have single room in south sudan, FAKE leader with no reasoning capacity whom will you RULE in south sudan. you will not RULE people unless Birds, animals and forest of south sudan.

  • I never see a rebels leader like Riek Machar staying in the city while his troops are facing difficulty in the bush. take example of John Garand and other rebels leaders in the world Never stayed in the foreign country and leave the field to the cammanders alone.
    The issue is that, Riek machar like eating too much so he cannot stay without food, in 1991 he defected from John Garang when he saw that struggle will take long and there is no good food in the bush he decided to defecded and joined Khartoum regime for him to get good food

    • Go home the cake is ready today don’t delay there will be no other chance for the late comers who think they can make it without their effort, no if you don’t involve yourself in this game, you will find no place to swim in the pool. Get ready to become a part of it now not tomorrow. The fighting is yours so you need to be inside the playground on time.

  • Dr.Joseph Nguen Monytuel is busy since April 2015 to up to now, collected all cattle from the following Countries Rubkoana, Guit, Koch, Mayardit and Leer and gave them to Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit as pocket money for his alcohol bills while the cattle (cows)’s owners were all killed by Monytuel’s boys who fight for injustices(money).

  • Others Nuer in southern Unity who are still alive remains no food or Cows as result of Mr Joseph Nguen Monytuel who looted the properties of his brothers, sisters,mothers and fathers(the people are starved to death).
    Joseph is using Nyaboth Toch as sex slave simply because she is from Southern Unity.

  • Madong Kuoth

    You don not mislead people Mr. Amen,so whom do you think that did not know Late Garagn his movement. Where headquarter of late Garang stayed for more than week or months. So the bottom line is Late Garang came ago. As every one knew,Dr. Machar came to Addis Ababa,Ethiopia for the peace when peace over he went to back Pagak when they need him to come back then he came period.

  • Riek Machar doesn’t need Healing,a gone case. A old man like Dalai Lama can’t Heal machar either.

  • wedjuba

    We need GOD and the BIBLE as well as “Surface to Air Missiles plus the FGM -148 Javelins Anti Tanks and more light weapons and respective training. If opposition leaders could make arrangements to those items, I guarantee you the misery of our people in G.Upper Nile and across G. Equatoria will be shut down in no time. Sometimes you can only stifle and smother fire with more fire…period!!!

  • wedjuba

    We need GOD and the BIBLE as well as “Surface to Air Missiles plus FGM -148 Javelins Anti Tanks and light weapons followed by respective training. If the Oppositions could make arrangements to those items, the misery of our innocent civilians in G. Upper Nile and G.Equatoria would be shut down in no time. Sometimes you must stifle and smother fire with more fire…., period!!!