Ambassador Nikki Haley Evacuated From South Sudan Refugee Camp…

United States U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was in South Sudan to convey the message the U.S. was unhappy with Sudanese President Salva Kiir and the ongoing civil war.

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva Kiir, witnesses said.

Shortly after Haley left the camp, U.N. security guards fired tear gas to disperse the crowd of more than 100 residents who looted and destroyed the office of a charity operating there, an aid worker at the camp said. The aid worker spoke on condition of anonymity out of safety fears.

Haley, in the middle of a three-country African visit, met earlier Wednesday with Kiir over the country’s long civil war. Speaking later to U.N. station Radio Miraya, Haley said she warned Kiir that the U.S. no longer trusted South Sudan’s government and was no longer prepared to wait for change. She did not give details.

The United Nations confirmed the incident with Haley, saying camp residents “became upset that she was not able to meet with them, due to time constraint.” A spokesman for the U.S. mission to the U.N. said Haley was meeting with a recently reunified displaced family but had to shorten her visit because of security concerns.

Frustration has been growing inside and outside South Sudan over the conflict that has killed tens of thousands and created Africa’s largest displacement of civilians since the Rwanda genocide in 1994.

“People are not happy,” said one resident of the U.N. camp, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of his safety. He said camp residents had been waiting to hand Haley a letter with their position on the “current crisis.” The U.N. said a “petition” was delivered before Haley’s departure.

“We are disappointed by what we are seeing. This is not what we thought we were investing in,” Haley said in remarks later released by the U.N. “What we thought we were investing in was a free, fair society where people could be safe and South Sudan is the opposite of that.”

Haley is the highest-level U.S. government official to visit South Sudan since President Donald Trump took office. She is in Africa to see the involvement of the U.S. and United Nations in Ethiopia, South Sudan and Congo, where she will be on Thursday. (read more)

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54 Responses to Ambassador Nikki Haley Evacuated From South Sudan Refugee Camp…

  1. Sentient says:

    What is it with Africans & hats?

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Peter G says:

    OK, I’ll say it. How did he get Wilson’s Cowboy hat?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Comrade Mope says:

      “South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, wearing his signature black cowboy hat given to him by Mr. Bush, signed the interim Constitution. Then the speeches began.”

      Liked by 1 person

      • Africa is a mess.

        Since the rest of the world has discovered, their “culture ” and sent exploration teams into the African Continent all the rest of the world discovered was disease, hunger and violence.

        This is a real tragedy because the waste of human potential is so off the charts.

        But honestly, their leaders selfish greed, lack of concern for any one but themselves, their dishonesty and their easy acceptance of violence for their countrymen makes me wonder if any thing will ever make a difference for those poor people who are trapped by terrorist dictators.

        The picture that Comrade Mope posted above from the NYT of Bush shaking the hand of this Pres Kiir of South Sudan makes G Bush look like a grinning idiot.

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      • WSB says:

        Here’s the new Trump Administration tagline,

        ” “We are disappointed by what we are seeing. This is not what we thought we were investing in,” Haley said in remarks later released by the U.N.”

        Schweizer’s book, ‘Clinton Cash’ so nailed it. Vicious circle…Foreign Aid to State Department to Dictator to CoC to Bush Library, er, I mean…CGI. Ding!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      This is how and we need to cut it immediately because our money 💰 isn’t helping anyone but these bastards in the government!

      From the article linked above:

      The United States is South Sudan’s largest donor and was instrumental in the country’s creation. Since the East African nation gained independence in 2011, the U.S. has given more than $5 billion for humanitarian and development initiatives, according to the U.S. Embassy.

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  3. carrierh says:

    Why is our money being given to any of these countries who are run and owned by dictators is beyond me?

    Liked by 21 people

  4. 4sure says:

    Cannot believe we would have any high ranking official in Sudan. Unbelievable.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. I will try to translate Amb Haley’s message: we are going to cut off the funds if you don’t fly right.

    Liked by 15 people

  6. TexasRanchQueen says:

    I hope Ms. Haley is surrounded by security. Let’s keep her in our prayers.

    Liked by 8 people

  7. NJF says:

    I’m still happily surprised with Nikki.

    I’m glad she called them out. It’s Haiti all over again.

    Liked by 13 people

  8. Wend says:

    I’m so glad she turned out to be cool. Beautiful girl. She’s going to some rough places.

    Those Sudanese are magnificent looking people. It’s hideous what’s going on there. I had a friend posted there in the early ’80’s she loved it. That little baby is heartbreaking.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. CoffeeBreak says:

    That had to be awkward. I would’ve thrown leaflets out the aircraft on one swoop.

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  10. It took many generations of refinement to get where we are. Expecting some areas of the globe to advance centuries in the span of decades is unreasonable and is in full view here.
    The worst of it is that these same people are using civilized man’s weapons.

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  11. It took many generations of refinement to get where we are. Expecting some areas of the globe to advance centuries in the span of decades is unreasonable and is in full view here.
    The worst of it is that these same people are using civilized man’s weapons.

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  12. It took many generations of refinement to get where we are. Expecting some areas of the globe to advance centuries in the span of decades is unreasonable and is in full view here.
    The worst of it is that these same people are using civilized man’s weapons.

    Liked by 1 person

    • millwright says:

      GA; I do, however, expect those areas seeking and benefitting from our technology to at least give the practice of “consuming” one another ! Are you contending Africans are incapable of acting civilized, i.e. refraining form violence , at this time ? They’ve been exposed to the European ethos since at least the 18th century, and developed some very advanced cultures and civilizations even before then. Your criticism sounds like yet another iteration of the LPA ( liberal plantation analogy ) to me !

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  13. Paco Loco says:

    Sudan, another Islamic country lacking in resources, over populated with a crook for President. The USA should just let it fail. Why are we always picking up the tab for failed regimes run by warlords?

    Liked by 4 people

    • xyzlatin says:

      I understand that South Sudan was created so the Christians of Sudan would have somewhere to be safe as the Muslims in Sudan were killing them. Every single trouble spot in Africa and around the world is never labelled correctly as muslim expansionism. All we hear about are “trouble spots”, never what is really the cause. We now have the US cutting off funding to Myanmar because of their expulsion of the muslims who spilled over the border and settled there in the Buddhist country and call themselves “Rohinga”.

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      • millwright says:

        xyzy: Pretty much status quo for much of Africa where communism and Islam spread their tentacles ! I read somewhere, ” ….Africans will be permitted into the congresses of civilized men when they cease eating one another …. ” and “…nothing in Africa dies of old age ….” . There’s an innate irony embodied in these two statements spanning two seemingly widely disparate circumstances and species particularly descriptive ( IMO ) of modern Africa.

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  14. wheatietoo says:

    Where was she evac’d to?

    It said that she was in the middle of a 3-country visit to Ethiopia-South Sudan-Congo.
    Maybe it’s not such a good idea for her to go on…to the Congo.

    Africa is not a safe place for our Ambassadors.
    I hope she makes it safely back home.

    Liked by 9 people

  15. Lynnielu says:

    My 77 year-old mother was invited to the Governor’s mansion to perform a service for a reception. It was a great honor for her and the pictures she has with Gov. Haley are priceless. My mom called me the next day and said, “Sweetheart, she is such a wonderful woman even though she’s a Republican.” I died laughing. Gov. Haley, my siblings and I are working on her!

    Liked by 5 people

  16. lisaginnz says:

    Because at it’s core, the UN is a corrupt money making machine who cares less about actual conflicts around the world – which they’re chartered to care about (right?) – a decade or more ago, millions and BILLIONS went missing – into UN POCKETS! #DefundTheUN #DisbanTheUN #UNstinks

    Liked by 3 people

    • Wend says:

      Just finished reading a great Thomas Wictor thread about Niger and the Sahel. The UN screws up everything it touches. TW said “they want us to pay for everything then call us war criminals”.

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  17. MVW says:

    Our State Department’s theories on how to manage countries from their sordid past into what we think they should become has had poor results (abject failure). But lately, given our own Top Federal Government level of corruption and staggering exponential growth of Federal and State debt, not sure it should be a surprise.

    Just because something needs to be done, does not mean we know what to do, can do it, or can afford to do it in lives and treasure. And if we do, the next administration will screw it up.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. redredrice says:

    Wow, glad they got her out safely. The last thing we need is another ambassador put in harms way, though these trips must always be such a high risk!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. azcatsclaw says:

    For Hillary and Obama, this is how it’s done; when it looks like bad things are happening, you get your Ambassador (& people) out!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Daniel says:

    Looting and destruction… reminds me of something… can’t quite place it… hmmm. Oh it’ll come to me eventually. Any ideas?

    Liked by 3 people

  21. millwright says:

    Godsspeed, Ambassador Haley ! You’re in a circumstance where few acknowledge the sanctity of your position, fewer accepting of your gender in a position of power, and all willing to make any sacrifice to serve their leadership and god !

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