Kiir accuses UN of wanting to be the government in South Sudan

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Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s Kiir critcies UN over camp access dispute


January 20, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit launched a rare criticism against United Nations on Monday, asking for clarifications from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on the status on UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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UNMISS personnel erect barbed wire fencing around Tomping camp, where some 15,000 IDPs are sheltered by the United Nations, in Juba January 7, 2014 (Photo Reuters/James Akena)

“I think the UN want to be the government of the South [Sudan] and they felt short of naming the chief of the UNMISS as the co-president of the Republic of South Sudan,” said Kiir.

“And if that is the position of Ban Ki-Moon, they should make it clear that the UN wants to takeover South Sudan,” Kiir added.

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