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Jonglei state: civilian disarmament to commence in one week

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February 23, 2012 (JUBA) – A comprehensive disarmament of the civilian population in the volatile Jonglei state will begin on 1 March, the South Sudan government have announced.

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Victims of ethnic violence in Jonglei state in South Sudan wait in line at the World Food Program distribution center in Pibor to receive emergency food rations, last week. Tens of thousands fled their homes after ethnic violence erupted in Pibor county (Michael Onyiego/AP)

Salva Mathok Gengdit, South Sudan’s deputy minister of interior told the press on Thursday that 12,000 soldiers and police have already been deployed to Jonglei state in preparation for the project to disarm all the communities in Jonglei state.

Six weeks of raids and counter raids in Jonglei state over December and January displaced over 120,000 people and killed an unknown number. Raids and counter raids in June and August last year between the Luo Nuer and Murle ethnic groups killed over 1,000 people.

Analysts express fear that the disarmament exercise may prove violent as some communities may resist the disarmament and clash with the army.

Mathok, who spoke after a joint meeting with the government and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) which was co-chaired by the Vice President, Riek Machar and Hilde Johnson, the special representative of the UN Secretary General, said the disarmament will be simultaneous in all the counties of the state.

He said the South Sudan government and army was hoping the disarmament would be peaceful.

Earlier this month a group called the Nuer White Army, who claimed responsibility for an advance of 6,000 armed men into Pibor County - home of the Murle - triggering the recent unrest, said that they were planning to surround Murle territory to protect themselves from attacks.

Previous disarmament campaigns in Lou-Nuer areas of Jonglei state has resulted in forced disarmament.

The thousands of armed civilians in Jonglei are a hangover from South Sudan’s two decade long conflict with the north of Sudan. Since South Sudan seceded from the north last year officials in Juba have accused the north of arming rebels groups in Jongeli and other areas exacerbating the proliferation of small arms.

The SPLA’s head of information, Brigadier General Malaak Ayuen told South Sudan TV on Thursday accused the Murle community of carrying out attacks against the Lou-Nuer after they learnt that the Lou-Nuer were disarmed, which he said forced the Lou-Nuer to re-arm.

“Enough is enough”, he said, adding that as as civilians had refused to peacefully handover their guns the army had been forced to step in. Mathok called on the communities to peacefully handover their guns.

DISARMAMENT IN WARRAP, UNITY and LAKES STATE

South Sudan’s government is also faced with a similar disarmament issues along the borders of Warrap, Unity and Lakes states, where cattle raiding resulting in deaths, displacement and destruction of property is common.

Members of parliament in Juba who represent Warrap and Lakes state in their joint meeting with the Vice President two weeks ago appealed to the leadership to disarm populations in Warrap, Lakes and Unity states.

Some of the MPs from Lakes and Warrap informed the Vice President that previous disarmament campaigns have been unsuccessful as they were perceived as being discriminatory, putting some groups at a disadvantage.

Some communities within Warrap and Lakes states were disarmed while other communities within the same states were not disarmed, the MPs said. This, they added, also included Unity state where some communities were not disarmed.

They cautioned the leadership in Juba against solely depending on reports by state governors that they have disarmed all communities under their jurisdiction.

The members of parliament called upon the national government to verify such claims made by the the governors, adding that the some of their reports had been falsified.

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Cattle raiding and small arms control in South Sudan

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  • 24 February 2012 07:29, by Mi diit

    “Jebe yiene Bor goak liepe ha ni looc, ca bi ngal ben, ta ke laat ti laate kone Marol… Laathkeeri ba ke loony ke bak hoaa ba Jebe we ngaak. Laathkeeri liepe Marol ni Luak eke kon gaak kene Deng,” by Prophet Ngundeng Bong.

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    • 24 February 2012 07:38, by Mi diit

      I mean it is time to disarm all those wild communities without any favor. Make sure you get weapons they burried under ground. Also Warrap, Lakes and Unity states governors should not fool the government that they have disarmed their populations. Why did they leave some communities with guns if they are honest governors? it is cat and mouse game.

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      • 24 February 2012 07:57, by Ruach

        It will be a problem to get those wild Jebe.They ’ve enough food in the forests because they live as wilds.Emagine,what can you do to your dogs which become wild?You can kill it!But Jebe/Jabaar are human beings who don’t even think humanly.They are getting more supports from Yauyau and two dirty Konyi.Death to Yauyau and his youths!

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    • 24 February 2012 07:43, by kalib dinka

      @ MI DIIT,
      Is it good to comment in dinka language? All of us are not cattle brother,write in English let every one read what you said, or you are telling them to keep their arms from the police.

      But Murlei will read those wards all.

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      • 24 February 2012 07:55, by Loko El Pollo

        I DONN,T UNDERSTAND IT TOO MR EQUATOR. THAT IS HOW THEY START FOOD WARS.HE SAID THAT THE BOR SHOULD BE DISARM FIRST THEN WE NAATHS WILL GATHER OUR ROGUE BOYS AND CHASE THEM A WAY FROM BOR. AND SHALL CONSECRATE IT AS NGUNDANG CITY.

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        • 24 February 2012 08:11, by Mi diit

          Loko,

          That is your own imagination unless you want it to happen in the way you wrongly translated it. Learn Nuer language or let your uncles who fluently speak and read Nuer translate it for you properly.

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          • 24 February 2012 08:29, by Loko El Pollo

            WHAT IS GOOD WITH NAATH THAT WILL INTEREST ME TO WASTE MY PRECIOUS TIME INSTEAD OF ATTENDING OTHERS IMPORTANT STUFF?.AFERALL NAATHS ARE MORE INSTRUMENTAL IN MATTERS RELATED TO FOODISM.

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            • 24 February 2012 10:03, by Mi diit

              Yes Naath produce food for all of us. So learn their rich language.

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      • 24 February 2012 08:02, by Mi diit

        @Kalib Dinka,

        Sorry that you don’t read Nuer language and mistaken it to be Dinka language. Any way, the Dinka are cousins to Nuer and share Nuer language too. And I thought I gave you the translation. Others who understand the language will help you. It is for domestic consumption and not for foreigners.

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    • 24 February 2012 07:53, by omoni jr.

      Commence for what????
      Just disarm those rats without even notifying them,especially Dinka and Nuer,the murle are the last to be disarm .

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      • 24 February 2012 08:13, by Ruach

        Jebe/or Nyam-nyam Omoni.Liel Muor.You this ape stay way from Jonglei State.Talk on Congo-Ugandan affairs.You just watch those LRA fucking ur mother

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        • 24 February 2012 08:56, by kalib dinka

          @ Ruach,
          It is true that LRA fucks their monther,what about your wife fucked by Murlei during your presents.

          You have killed Mr NUER ONE in Juba on 9 feb 2012 and his body was found at jebel near rockcity,and he was been warned by Mr Dinka Dominated SPLA/M.
          Omani will be the next man why my brothers?

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          • 24 February 2012 14:13, by Loko El Pollo

            PEOPLE WHO THINKS THAT DINKA DOMINATED SPLA IS NOT A MAN IN AUTHORITY BIG ENOUGH TO GET RID OF YOU.BE WARNED THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS TO MESS WITH.

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      • 24 February 2012 08:39, by kalib dinka

        @ Omoni jr,
        You knows the situation very well,those nuer and dinkas wants
        murlei first to be disarmed,so that they may go and kill all murlei down.
        let murlei be the last under police and army observation.

        THOSE THREE TRIBES PUT JONGLEI SOMALIA TWO IS SOUTH SUDAN AND NUER AND DINKAS ARE AL-SHABAAB.

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        • 24 February 2012 09:26, by Ruach

          Kalib Dinka or Dog of Dinka.Murle were not disarmed and it is good for Nuer one to disappear and I hope u ’ll follow him.You are copying the name of tribes.Why don’t u use your Nyam-Nyam Name?

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          • 24 February 2012 10:51, by kalib dinka

            @ RUACH,
            The meaning of my name is very good.DINKA IS DOG.
            We knows your location,we have been looking for such
            killers.
            Soon we will join those in equatoria, as you are in juba.

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    • 24 February 2012 12:17, by Rine Village

      Yes you are right man, the prophet Ngundeng’s message all are in place, that mean Murle and Dinka Bor are in Comma. and this disarment will kept peace in place when it’s done. unless it just by tongues.

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  • 24 February 2012 08:01, by NGAANGOLTIIN

    Malak Ayuen is a monkey. He is put on charge of TV jonkoz propaganda because he is one of those senior SPLA culprits who are against Murle based on tribal hatred while in SPLA Uniform. If SPLA was formed for jonkoz domination and land grabbing which Malak is preaching on SSTV, fuck you, we the other non-jonkoz will fuck you. If you come to Murleland to disarm us so that Nuer and Dinka will come an

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    • 24 February 2012 08:13, by NGAANGOLTIIN

      . . so that Nuer and Dinka will come to fuck our women and attack us knowing that we were disarmed as you did last year. This time we will fuck you. It was Nuer who attacked us after we were disarmed on instruction and plans from Salva and Manyang. These dual jonkoz combination of wickedness and filth are dangerous, and now Ayuen and Riek have joined them. Why did Malak Ayuen twisted the truth and

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      • 24 February 2012 08:43, by NGAANGOLTIIN

        I am urging all of you Murle people, I mean those of you who are brave, to get ready on time. If jonkoz come disguising themselves in SPLA Uniform for disarmament. What they are doing is a tribal retaliatory attacks, and looting. Don’t surrender your guns, jonkoz will fuck your wives, kill you and abduct your sister to make them slaves. They will steal all your cows

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        • 24 February 2012 12:45, by Ruach

          Jebe/Jabaar.You are telling ur wild men not to be disarmed?It it help?Do u ’ve plans forwards with your gun?Shame on u dirty child from dirty mother!!We will submit our guns and we will still win any attacks you will carry out!!

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    • 24 February 2012 08:36, by Loko El Pollo

      STOP TRASHING OUR FEALESS AND FATHER-INLAW NOBLE MALAANGDIT.YOU AJIBO WILL NOT BE ALLOW TO USE THE INTERNET LNES,BECAUSE YOU ARE TRAITORS WHO WILL DO ANYTHINGS TO DERAIL A GOOD CAUSE.

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  • 24 February 2012 08:03, by michael Nhomlau

    Eventhough people talk of peaceful disarmament, I doubt whether it will be peaceful, before Riek and Konyi are arrested first, (the greaters enemies of peace in South Sudan) shameless people, money lovers, Bashir followers, slave lovers and killers of innocent people.....God help our innocents people out, during the disarmament process

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    • 24 February 2012 08:16, by Mi diit

      Michael Nhomlau,

      You will be complaining for the rest of your miserable life unless you recognize Riek Machar as the true father of this nation whose vision brought you independence. He is the greatest personality that ever lived in South Sudan with unmatched God given qualities. Repent or else...

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      • 24 February 2012 12:59, by michael Nhomlau

        Mi diit, or what do you called yourself, what vision are you talking about,your food lover uncle Riek did not contributed anything for the independent of our beloved Country, how come that, the man who was fighting against his own people, to have been said to have a vision for independent. Riek vision was to be slave for Bashir, Emma slave whose care about him leadership. Shameless evil.

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      • 24 February 2012 14:54, by Loko El Pollo

        TO MITOOT; RIEK HAS NO PLACE IN THE HISTORY BOOK OF SOUTH SUDAN.IN 1998 WHEN HIS PEACE FOR FOOD AGGRIEFFMENT WAS RESCINDED.HE WAS QUOTED BY REUTERS AS SAYING" THE AGREEMENT HAS REACHED ITS GRAVEST POST-INTENSIVE CARE STAGE.FOR MORE INFO ABUOT THIS PAPER.YOU CAN REACH ME AT ANIIK NUER AT DINKA GAY MALE THAT.COM.

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    • 24 February 2012 08:24, by Ruach

      Nhom Lielu.You are the greatest enemy of peace.Pointing your dirty fing to VP for nothing will lead u into the hell.He is a tireless man who has been talking about peace since 1980’s.Because of ur little and -ve IQ,u think negatively like canival Mangoor Abangbaar/Dinka Dominated SPLA/M and I believe u are under one family in Lake

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      • 24 February 2012 13:14, by michael Nhomlau

        Ruac, If what is so called VP was not favored by our Late leader Dr. Garang De Mabior and Wanni Igga, he would have not gotten that position. Your dirty uncle did not signed any single CPA documment including it Protocols, which peace are you talking about? Pashoda with Bashir????? Riek should not dream about SS future leadership, he should go to Leer where Emma is buried, after him term as VP

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        • 24 February 2012 14:34, by Ruach

          You and the likes Mangoor Abangbaardit/Dinka Dominated corruption and george Bol Abangbaardit shall die of hates towards rightous man.I remember,when u are doing something good ppple hate u.This is like how Jesus was treated while came to the earth to save people from their sins!Riek is a fearless man who can even jump into the fire to save some one like he saved Murle,always faced Bashir directly

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  • 24 February 2012 08:31, by Lachrymose Dinka

    It is good that disarmament will be done simultaneously but the utterances of the so call Malaak Ayuen is disgracing the Army of South Sudan that are suppose to protect all civilians and their properties and not only Dinka and Nuer.I think Murle did not attack Nuer after they been partially disarmed.Be a nationalist Malaak!

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    • 24 February 2012 09:20, by athoreyemodobong

      Borians&Nuers
      It is going to be your last attempt to over run the Murleland as you always wish.Getting the entire south sudan army to fight Murle on your behalf will never help you in any way.The best thing you really need most is for you to seek reconciliation with Murle, perhaps they may decide to forgive you of your deadly mistakes. They did so many times before.

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  • 24 February 2012 09:08, by manyang mawech

    Riek Machar is good leader that is why many bros from Dinka always getting mad when they see Riek is doing something good for country. And the selfdeterminantion which brought us a nation porposed by Riek. Dinka think that everything good thing has to be done by Dinka not by someone from other tribes. this is the useless part of Dinka counsins.

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  • 24 February 2012 09:12, by manyang mawech

    alot of people on that pics so Lou Nuer did not kill much number and they are better to go back again and kill more before it is not too late.

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    • 24 February 2012 09:49, by Loko El Pollo

      TO MANYANG. I CAN HONESTLY SAY BOR DOANG DID A GOOD JOB WHEN HE COMMENDED HIS MUJAHDIIN.IT WAS WELL ORGANIZED REVENGE UNLIKE THE ONE OF STUPID CHIBETEK WHO WAS KILLED WITH HIS TWO BODY GUARDS WHILE ROBBING A MAIZE FARM IN BALLIET.

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  • 24 February 2012 09:43, by siddaw

    yes. we strongly support it but shouln’t commence on Bor’s side. Murle should be the guys to be disarm, followed by Nuer-Lou and lastly, the Greater Bor.

    by Hon. Siddaw.

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  • 24 February 2012 09:55, by Murle

    If Salva Mathok intended to do the DisArmement, it would be the end of cattle lover(Murle) and would be starting peace in Jonglei and the entire South Sudan.
    My advice to Interior Minister is that keep in mind to Disarm the Greedy people first(Murle) and then to other tribs like Nuer nad Dinka because the Dinka and Nuer are just revenge what Murle done to them.
    Otherwise, do your best Mathok.

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  • 24 February 2012 10:27, by manyang mawech

    loko,

    Chibetek did his best man whether he got kill. he did good things for us by burning down south border town but not a murle town. And my friend Bol knows where is that town located. I guess u do too.

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    • 24 February 2012 12:29, by Loko El Pollo

      DROVES. RIEK WILL BE TOLD DEMOLISH HIS COMPOUND AND LEVEL THE GROUND BEFORE HE CAN CATCH HIS FLIGHT FOR LEER NOT TO BE SEEN A GAIN ON ANY PUBLIC PODIUM.HE SHOULD TAKE HIS FRIEND MARRIAL TOO.BECAUSE WE HAVE SOMEBODY BOOK FOR THAT DOCKET.

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  • 24 February 2012 12:21, by Loko El Pollo

    HEY,MANYANG.YOU NUER ARE GOOD ACCADEMICALLY BUT YOUR BRAINS CAN BE DISTORTED BY A SIMPLE NUER VILLAGE VAGRANT IF HE SAYS TO GO KILL JANG.NO HATERED FOR YOU IF YOU CHANGE YOUR WAYS OF SLYNESS A GAINST YOUR COUSIN.IAM PLANING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENCY IN THE COMING ELECTIONS.MY VICE WILL BE A BRILLIANT NUER POLITICAL SCIENTIST BY NAME OF METT TEER,YOU SHOULD SUPPORT HIM AND ME BY COMING OUT TO VOTE IN

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    • 24 February 2012 12:53, by Ruach

      Loko Pollo.There will be no changes if you become the president.I can’t vote for u and it is a long dream which not happen!Advise Mangoor Abangbaardit/Dinka dominated SPLA.

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      • 24 February 2012 14:32, by Loko El Pollo

        TO RUACH; IAM NOT JOKING,PLEASE VOTE FOR ME AND YOU WILL BE MY TAX BUREAU CHIEF.YOU WILL BE RICH,MARRY ALOT OF WOMEN TO START YOUR OWN CHIENG RUACH NGUNDENG.

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        • 24 February 2012 14:43, by Ruach

          Loko Pollo,I don’t need any position u will give.Am a Scientist who always devote his time in scientific activities.Am technical person in my profession.Am getting a lot of money based on my profesion, not corruption.I will work only for the dev’t of this nation,but not to steal their properties as Canival Mangoor Abangbaardit is doing now and eating human fleshes!This brought some charges against

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          • 24 February 2012 15:21, by Loko El Pollo

            WHAT ARE YOU MAKING WHILE YOU ARE UN FOOD DISTRIBUTOR WHO TRAVEL ACROSS SOUTH SUDAN TO REFUGEES ZONES.DONN,T YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR LIFE WHEN RIDING IN UN VEHICLES.

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