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August 1, 2011 (JUBA) – In his first move to form the first independent government of the Republic of South Sudan, President Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a number of presidential decrees transforming the sub-national Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly (SSLA) into the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and reconstituting its membership.

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Salva Kiir Mayardit, SS President (AP)

The president’s decree issued on Monday merged the membership of the previous parliament in Juba with the addition pf South Sudanese members coming from the National Assembly in Khartoum.

The Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly had 170 elected members while those who were elected to the Khartoum’s National Assembly were 96 in number. The President has also appointed 66 more members to the National Legislative Assembly, making the total membership 332.

There were 20 South Sudanese members of the Council of States from Khartoum and 30 more appointed members, making the total 50. The two houses have the total membership of 382.

About 20% of the additional appointees come from other political parties. South Sudan has 23 political parties, but only five parties have had their members appointed to the new bicameral national parliament.

The new bicameral parliament is expected to have its first sitting on Wednesday, 3 August.

Kiir is also expected to name members of his new cabinet in the next few days.

(ST)

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  • 3 August 2011 05:00, by George Bol

    23 opposition parties in the South Sudan. Where these parties during the war? and why only SPLM/A fought the war against the North by itself? this is ridiculous! when food is ready everybody demand more. I thought that these oppositions should be happy with 1%. Thanks

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    • 3 August 2011 05:08, by DOOR

      And out of those 23 political parties, 14 are from Nuer Ethnic group.
      I wonder what they were doing during the liberation war?

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      • 3 August 2011 06:01, by belle loboi

        Miss Door,
        That is majestically why your name is called Door because Naath Nuer were the door for you during the war. Nuer kingdom never run away from their enemies whether you accept it or not. God bless Naath Nuer community for their righteousness

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      • 3 August 2011 06:22, by Gaador Juat

        Dog Called himself Door

        your xenophobic and eccentricism toward Naath is detected fully by Nuer Community but I assure you oafish, insane, tribalist,corrupted, slavehearted and coward Jaang to shut up your ugly ass before Nuer caught you and slaughter you like a goat.You do often jump into Nuer eventhough the topic has nothing to do with them. Don’t you acknowledge that Nuer under their brave and patience leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon had championed the right of Self determination 1991 that brought the total Independence of South Sudan that you are now enjoy instead of your uncle vision noctorious John Garang who called first for Social Democratic Sudan than later changed to New United Secular Sudan bases on democracy, equality, justice and good governance. Where is the New Sudan Vision now? Hopefuly it died with noctorious John Garang who targeted his first bullets into Anya Anya Two leaders like those of Samuel Gai Tut Yang, Akuot Atem De Mayen,Molana Lakurnyang Lado and William Chuol Deang Luth who called for Independence of South Sudan. wow! Wow! some hopeless dud from Dinka tribes have long route to follow. Note history can’t be stolen it is fact dudeeeeeeee.

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        • 3 August 2011 08:48, by Space

          This is rubbish, Gaaddor or Gatdet. U must stop proclaiming false victories.the fact must be said; no need for 23 parties in a very small Country where population is less than 20000000 people. To do what with? these parties are the source of instability and tribalism. It won’t make sense if all tribes in South Sudan registered thier own parties. We must protect the future of this Country and develop it. I challenge the Law of South Sudan which allowed the existence of tribal parties which are supported by tribal fundamentalists. Is not about food. I am so disturbed of this mentality.

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        • 3 August 2011 11:52, by Bictoria

          Guys,

          It would be wise if our government reduce and fix a reasonable number of political parties. However, the SPLM who is also the ruling party has ignored that idea because the more political parties South has the more less likely these parties would unite to overthrow SPLM.
          In this sense SPLM has nothing to loss in having fragmented parties but rather it is the opposition parties who stand to loss. As long as these parties have no solid history to propel them to the ruling arena, they either consult and unite under one umbrella or they perish without tasting a governing seat.

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        • 3 August 2011 17:04, by Cadaai ?o?

          Gaador Juat

          Leader doesn’t always talk about what he/she had done to his/her people. If he/she often does talk about it, it may mean a total lies and coward behavior based under just tongues boasting. People like you and others will continue to deny the reality thing Dr. John Garang has done to South Sudanese. I will not bothering myself responses that much, because I know and God knows that Dr. John Garang has done creditable thing to people of South Sudan. Some people will do whatever they can in trying to this credits the man, but the truth will stick as it is. By the way, if you need to know more about Dr. John Garang visions, please buy his new book titled: Dr. John Garang de Mabior: The Undiscovered Stories about man behind South Sudanese’ Freedom.
          Websites: http://www.ssaana.org, http://www.amazon.com/dp/b0054N7BS2

          N/B: "Thon duonde da ka tou, Salva Kiir Mayardit"

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        • 4 August 2011 01:54, by Cuei Rooi

          Gat Juat.

          wich du ce riak.ya jien maath kong and come to write.you most go back to the history and teach yourself alittle.you seem to be very denial with facts of war.I don’t expects people like you trying to distort the course of history in the broad daylight.

          In fact Dr machar was given south sudan as you claimed by sudan government.Did he get it.I thought Riak came back to Hero John Garang in 2002 shouting for forgiveness for his defecting of 1991.

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      • 3 August 2011 06:35, by Ahmed Chol

        One party is bad, because it will just be dictatorship and there will be no accountability and no competition because the politicians will think that they have a birth right to stay in office and will not care about their constituency.

        And those who suffer the most are those who fought the war and still suffer from the system they tried to eradicate in the first place.

        Also too many small parties are not good because they become weak to rival one big party and therefore their presence becomes insignificant and just a distraction in the political arena. Most politicians such small parties after their own little personal interest. Some of them don’t even have a national plan.

        I think 2 or 3 big parties can compete and can give a healthy atmosphere. But how can we narrow down the number of parties.

        Setting the limit of parties will be good otherwise, this number will be as high as 100 since everybody feels educated and feels important.

        Ahmed Chol, whatever begin in anger ends in shame

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        • 3 August 2011 06:54, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized nuer communities just like what happeng among the nuer soceity where every one need to be leader or president of one country.for example

          Riek kok need to be president, riek machar want to be president, gatat yak want to president, Gordon buay need to president, de Chan want to be president,polino Matip Nhial want to be president, maroko choul want to be president Dead militiaman gatluk Gai was also looking for presidence. and many more that i should not mention their names.

          All nuer are nyagateen thugs regerding their objectives. they will stay like that till they finshed at all.
          All their eyes are on presidence post. somethings they don’t have an ability to do it well.
          what a shame.

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    • 3 August 2011 09:46, by Land-of-Cush

      George

      You People are always thinking like new born kids.
      The people whose create those parties are the same people that fought the war. But if it come to a politic then you can choose to go through window that fit you, instead for people to crowd themself in one party.

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      • 3 August 2011 10:44, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        That is right mr nyagat land of Cush Nuer can not stay in one ambarella since every one of them need to president @ one. what a shame.

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    • 3 August 2011 15:25, by akot

      if we are going back to war now, all the parties will disappear. they are not really parties, some of them are Militias, that is what i know

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    • 3 August 2011 17:55, by SSLA supporter

      The so-called NLA is a big joke to people of RSS thus, t’s existence is nothing more significant than a waste of money and time because that pathetic constitution of RSS gives excessive power to Salva Kiir Mayaar and thus his SPLM syndicate and I wonder what the hell that ridiculous NLA will be doing to address issues of the immediate concern to citizens of RSS when SPLM has the veto or monopoly to even declare war, sack or dismiss or appoints people without permission from the so-called NLA, so what is point of having such a institution without authority!!

      The danger is that Kiir will use NLA as a curtain to pass. his SPLM eveil policies in RSS as majority of NLA members are from SPLM parry this is amount to deception by SPLM. wait and see for yourself how SPLM will manipulate thngs in RSS using NLA!!

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    • 3 August 2011 20:35, by Honorable King

      Dear readers and and Commentators

      I agree that it is a very good news that Mr. President has constituted the new parliament after the declaration of the independence. We now become a country with national assemble. Something, like anyone else, I am so proud of.
      But look! The process by which these MPs were brought to the parliament is not acceptable. These were hand-picked by governors and some individual politicians who are so close to Mr. President in one way or another. Now the question that ordinary South Sudanese would ask is: "What is it these MPs will do for the constituencies they are meant to represent their people?" S/he was appointed by the president and therefore s/he knows only the one that who appointed him/her. Moreover, even those who were elected by the people can not voice anything though they represent people who elected them to the parliament.
      All of these are clear indications of dictatorship. Take a look at the following:
      1. there is no tenure office for the president stipulated in the one man constution
      2. There is now where the president can appoint MPs. People should have gone to their constituencies and get elected there.

      What I want to say is that we still have turbulent to go through for the next interim transition period, therefore we must be vigilant and rise above the so called president for these teribble decisions he is making

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  • 3 August 2011 05:19, by kulea

    we will see tomorrow how many Dinkas will be there in Salva kiir’s house
    becareful Kiir Gatdet on the way forward to your palace the must important warrior who destroy yr Government within the hour believe on Gn Cdr Gatdet according to his tactic he can capturing Spla in one hour without cause

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    • 3 August 2011 06:04, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

      @Criminal Minded kulea

      Your Gatdet Yaka will die if he attempt to reach Lake State.
      SPLA/M cannot be change by Gatdet. SPLA/M will never be change by somebody outside or rebellion different than SPLA themselves. It can be change itself within SPLA/M. Not Criminal Gangs Naath Murderer.
      Others Nationalist Sudanese
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      What a crabbed of these oppositions? Some should emerge
      Too many opposition of them in Sudan.
      We need only 2-3 country wide from south-North; they should emerge for the sack of better country.

      Otherwise nobody will recognize them at all. The rebel minded parties like those run by only tribal Ideology. Those running tribal will never get chance in our generation this time unless they have to change and join National Ideology parties. Like African National Party (ANP),SPLM.

      Long Live SPLA!
      Long live SPLM!
      Long live Sudan Nationalist!
      Long live our mighty River Nile!
      Might God bless our African Nation!
      Might god bless our River Nile!

      Son of Lord of the Nile, Nguetbuny
      Tone of liberator

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  • 3 August 2011 05:32, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    NLA sound best to SSLA
    It will let people think National rather than thinking short minded SSLA. Uncle Kiir is right here at this piont.

    NLA is best name to be enforced wide into Sudan.
    We need the best wide thinkers like that, not like the short minded in south that are causing disadvantage. We alway need change in the SPLA/SPLM; that will give us hope forwards.

    Long Live SPLA!
    Long live SPLM!
    Long live Sudan Nationalist!
    Long live our mighty River Nile!
    Might God bless our African Nation!
    Almighty land of Kush!
    Ameen!!

    Son of the Nile
    Nguetbuny
    Tone of liberator

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  • 3 August 2011 05:56, by belle loboi

    Those uneducated individuals elected by Kiir are all Adinka tribe especially his own stupid clan who are stupid like him.

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  • 3 August 2011 06:36, by allan

    well come home and enjoy our dinka brothers and sister blood
    who suffering in this land u enjoy motherf,,,k food is ready we need eater

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  • 3 August 2011 06:37, by belle loboi

    That is what I comments this week that SSLA is what need not what want in South Sudan instead of SPLA WHICH STAND FOR SUDAN LIBERATION ARMY. No mater who formed it but thank to charismatic leader Gatluak Gai for his ambition, passion, commitment, and intellectualism knowledge to be apart of unforgettable idea of SSLA. LT Gatluak will reminding in heart of Naath Nuer COMMUNITY forever.

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  • 3 August 2011 06:39, by belle loboi

    That is what I comments this week that SSLA is what we need not what we want in South Sudan instead of SPLA WHICH STAND FOR SUDAN people LIBERATION ARMY. No mater who formed it but thank to charismatic leader Gatluak Gai for his ambition, passion, commitment, and intellectualism knowledge to be apart of unforgettable idea of SSLA. LT Gatluak will reminding in heart of Naath Nuer COMMUNITY forever.

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  • 3 August 2011 07:08, by George Bol

    SPLM and SPLM-Dc are the only parties that should be in the South Sudan. The rest are militia that would be caught one by one.

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    • 3 August 2011 07:23, by belle loboi

      go back school,define parties

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      • 3 August 2011 07:30, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized nuer communities just like what happeng among the nuer soceity where every one need to be leader or president of one country.for example

        Riek kok need to be president, riek machar want to be president, gatat yak want to president, Gordon buay need to president, de Chan want to be president,polino Matip Nhial want to be president, maroko choul want to be president Dead militiaman gatluk Gai was also looking for presidence. and many more that i should not mention their names.

        All nuer are nyagateen thugs regerding their objectives. they will stay like that till they finshed at all.
        All their eyes are on presidence post. somethings they don’t have an ability to do it well.
        what a shame.

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        • 3 August 2011 12:56, by Gaador Juat

          Dinka Dominated Kakuma Refugee Camp

          your xenophobic and eccentricism toward Naath and their prominent leaders is detected fully by Nuer Community but I assure you oafish, insane, tribalist,corrupted, slavehearted and coward Jaang to shut up your ugly ass before Nuer caught you and slaughter you like a goat.You do often jump into Nuer eventhough the topic has nothing to do with them. Don’t you acknowledge that the Nuer under their brave and patience leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon who had championed the right of Self determination in 1991 that brought the total Independence of South Sudan that you are now enjoy instead of your uncle noctorious John Garang’s poor vision of flip flop first Garang called for Social Democratic Sudan than later changed to New United Secular Sudan bases on democracy, equality, justice and good governance. Where is the New Sudan Vision now? Hopefuly it died with noctorious John Garang who targeted his first bullets into Anya Anya Two leaders like those of Samuel Gai Tut Yang, Akuot Atem De Mayen,Molana Lakurnyang Lado and William Chuol Deang Luth who called for Independence of South Sudan. wow! Wow! some hopeless dud from Dinka tribes have long route to follow. Note history can’t be stolen it is fact dudeeeeeeee

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      • 3 August 2011 07:31, by George Bol

        Look are Nuer Militia parties apart from Parties of cattle rustling:
        1. SSDF

        2. SSLA

        3. SSIM

        4. SSNRM

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        • 3 August 2011 08:03, by victor sani

          Hi G.Bol

          of having many party like what you have mentioned above .

          all those parties are party less nothing they will achived .
          the SPLA/SPLM was only one party that why they manged to get their indep in the south sudan .so tell my brother who are trying to created so many party in their place it will not help them .like you mentioned them 1-SSDF 2-SSLA -3SSIM 4-SSNRM .Iknow those parties are getting their support from Khartuom Governemnt.
          my thanks gose to people who put their on something which benifit us we south sudaneses people .
          best

          Victor

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        • 3 August 2011 13:38, by Gaador Juat

          George Bol the DInka of Poor Ruweeng

          your primitiveness,insaness and lack of information is your psychological problem at the moment.Hence, for your info the:

          (1)The South Sudan Democratic Forum (SSDF) is belong to your uncle Bona Malual Riing from Dinka Warrap not from Nuer
          (2)The South Sudan Legislative Assembly(SSLA) is one branch of RoSS presiding by Honorable James Wani Igga from Bari tribes not from Nuert too
          (3)Yes, South Sudan Independence Movement(SSIM) was Movement Under Dr Riek Machar Teny that forced your noctorious John Garang to change his unachievable vision of New Sudan to Independence South Sudan from Khartuom
          (4)The South Sudan National Resistance Movement is invisible movement under Yien Tot the supporter of South Sudan Liberation Army/ Movement of SSLA/M under General Peter Gatdet Yaka. Wake up duuuuuuuuuuuuuud.

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      • 3 August 2011 14:00, by kuac Agol

        The SPLM/ SPLA was not define in the school but through fighting, so going to school can not fit.

        Thanks

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  • 3 August 2011 07:39, by allan

    kulea i think u are sleeping ur uncele gatdet is in Nairobi kenya want pecace wit spla/m there is no way out to khartoum this time ma fren, beside that he try b4 to go to warrap u need u asked him what happen

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  • 3 August 2011 09:45, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear readers
    White peoples wrote about (Nuers) community in 1890s, that Nuer communities are food lovers , power hungry and visionless they are like chameleons ,so brothers and sisters changing of everything need a lots of time ,like when we started our liberation, its took us 22 years to reached 3/4 three quarter through arms struggle and the rest through negotiations which resulted into referendum .
    Secondly Nuer will change their behaviors when they stop making railway lines on their heads.
    My advices to all readers let them do their negative attitude and we focus on how to develop our new born nation. Ignore them like what happened in 1991 because they don’t know that south Sudan is belong to all us not dinka alone or equatorians.

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  • 3 August 2011 10:40, by Nhomlawda

    Lean government was the recent vocabulary from the president in regard to post CPA government but I am surprised to see this increment of parliament members by Mr. President.

    I hope lean government does not only mean lean cabinet to Mr. President but the whole government comprising of executive, judiciary, legislature and independent commissions from national level to state level.

    The Minister of Finance Mr. Deng Athorbei was reported recently saying there was no money in public coffers to fund roads and other public services in South Sudan but here Mr. President is increasing numbers of MPs who will contribute nothing to the people of South Sudan except taking away money meant for development projects and act as a rubber stamping institution for poorly formulated executive bills.

    I hope Mr. President understands people’s frustration with his actions which are always contrary to what he says and public interest.

    People of South Sudan must ensure in their next constitution, powers to nominate members of parliament are removed from the president and given to parties, and all those useless members of parliament from party list, women list and president nomination list are all scraped.

    All government branches must be streamlined if Mr. President is serious in serving people of South Sudan.

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    • 3 August 2011 11:30, by Space

      sure Nhomlaauda. South Sudan better develop pension schemes to cater for SPLA vetrans who are caught up with age, families, less educateion and the likes. We surely don’t need to phase them out but surely we can’t have them all in the Government. The SPLA is huge- comprised of orphans, widows, disabble and living vetrans- and they significantly did thier part. They liberated us. What we need to do is to have sustainable plans for people who are made vulnerable by the course. We need to be objective now guys. thxs

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    • 3 August 2011 11:54, by sunny

      Nhomlawde,

      You have commented like a literate today brother, I think your dinkaism that always limits your thoughts to tribalism has today ceased with the President’s decree on the transformation of the parliament. We are a small country that has nothing much at hand for development. Instead of wasting the small we get from the World bank & IMF for paying the aforementioned huge parliamentary members we should reduce the size of the parliament and box-in other developmental activities.

      Making everyone happy with the government through payment is not the solution to underdevelopment and insecurity. We will end up a highly Indebted country like easterns blocs who were termed second world till 1990s when the joined the third world as their economies declined through heavy debt.

      Sunny

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  • 3 August 2011 11:19, by Space

    Hey Guys
    when I read all your comments and critically analyst the nature of the people commenting, I conlcuded that they are not South Sudanese. majority are members of Khartoum NISS who are tasked to divide us on the net pretending to be members of our communities. let’s ignore comments which are not productive and contribute positively, because this is the only mean we are reaching our politicians who are crippling with the Nation.

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  • 3 August 2011 13:14, by Bol Nul Dhieu

    Dear gov’t and fellow citizens of the RoSS,

    The decision made by the president of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit that increased the composition of the National Legislative Assembly to 382 members is something uneconomical, unpopular and should not be welcomed by the ordinary citizens. The president should have consulted his economic advisors to uncover some economic implications behind the decision. If he did, the advisors could not be that passive allowing the president to take that decision.

    Based on the estimated monthly salary of 5000SSP per a Member of the Parliament, our MPs will be paid the total estimates of 2mill SSP per month, making the total of 24millions SSP yearly, a quarter of our annual oil revenues! Is that economical? Does this way of spending allow the central government to adequately fund its ministries, sate governments, commissions and other development projects? The answer is absolute no.

    Our nation is the world’s least developed, poorest country despite being rich in natural resources and the next struggle should focus on reaching millennium development goal in two decades ahead. Although, it is hard to achieve, we have to work hard and hard for it. But, this goal will be unachievable only if the government is not cautious on how it spends money.

    My argument was to cut the number of constituencies and MPS in the NLA to at least 200 rather than increasing it, so that the government will have a pound to spend on public infrastructures such as health care, education, roads, security and many more.

    Having so many constituencies, which even lack basic funding, with their respective MPs doesn’t make our nation a prosperous one. In fact service delivery, Reasonable spending, and accountability are the basis of prosperity which our president should put into account.

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  • 3 August 2011 13:33, by modi Losombek

    Dear Readers,

    Some people blindly didn’t realized the President mistake but instead they said the government under leadership of S.Kiir that’s is good.

    I am sorry to such people who always stands with wrong doing of the president. Why do you people supported the those mistake being committed by the President in forming the NLA? Are you not encouraging President to more sins or chaos in his nation.

    You Mr. president don’t let yourself to be advice by those who later will shame you. Be reasonable yourself because you will regret at the end.

    Look your people who are blindly still supporting you to go ahead under the mistake you committed.

    It is inhuman to form the nation under one party i.e SPLM please revise your degrees and see well.

    Your sightless people had started indicting people who love oneness of the South Sudanese that, they are NCP. Do those people analysis issues well? Calculate out the distance of NCP now or you who stand with those mistake is NCP.

    NCP my dear readers are government that rule nation on their will. They kill people as they want and never mind how suffering or crying you have they silence up. Unless such people like you want to worsen the President image no doubt.

    Mr. President never listen to those ill ideas but see what people want the nation to be. No more NCP in South, but whom you listen to them will let you down. Think well decide to do what your people want.

    Thanks,
    lokole2011@gmail.com

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    • 3 August 2011 16:27, by Madut Tong

      Modi,

      I don’t understand the mistakes you are talking about that the President Salva Kiir has committed and the shortsighted as you say are supporting him to commit more chaos in his government as I quot "Some people blindly didn’t realized the President mistake but instead they said the government under leadership of S.Kiir that’s is good." so what are those mistakes in the transformation of the Assembly from SSLA to NLA? can you tell the audience in this website about them?

      One of the things I see is the size of the National Legislative Assembly, it is too large for the size of the regions they represent. Otherwise, it may be for sometime till the next election. But, the question of one party forming the NLA is not a matter of SPLM because they have not banned the registration of the parties, but the greed and irresponsibility of many southerners make them form many ineffective parties. They are the one giving the SPLM high hand in the south because there is no really opposition as it is known in political arena. Yet some such as SPLM-DC are trying their best to be political party that will have a say in the south, only they need to leave their tribal mentality in the leadership of this party.

      If we need political balance let there be one or two more powerful party who will compete with the SPLM, else let’s forget complaining about them dominating the government.

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      • 3 August 2011 19:17, by Space

        Madut
        The name lost boys doesn’t exist. What is there is "Jeny Amer" or "Red Army" per se. The lost Boyz is a fabricated name that was used in 2001 to help get those guys some accommodation. You just know the few, man, who claim they are Jeny Amer, but we are the most useful force any Nation can ever have: we are the ones seeing the mistakes not food, ok?

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  • 3 August 2011 16:41, by Madut Tong

    Dear readers,

    Many of those who were known as ’lost boys’ in the history of the struggle in the south have proved themselves loyalists to their nation (South Sudan) according to their actions and attitude toward her. Emmanuel Jal for example has done alot in music to promote peace and reconciliation in the south, and Achak Deng has written a book whose sales were used to established a foundation which has done a lot in the south, he like Emmanuel are working hard to promote education in the South, to only mention the least. But many of those who comment on this website are wasting our time as they neglect the fact that they are southerners more than being members of their tribes.

    Those who think that their tribes have done a lot to the south so that they are the best, or those who believed that their tribes alone will bring change in the south are living in allusion. The change will happen if and only if southerners agree to do so as nation, not as tribes though members of their tribes. Let’s forget pointing to individual people as strong or weak, and remember that powerful man is always so because of other powerful men around him.

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    • 4 August 2011 15:40, by Both Diew Tap

      Dear Readers,

      I would like to take this opportunity to Congratulate South Sudanese people for having accomplished the expectation so called Republic of South Sudan. We have fought for more than 50 yrs or more losing a millions lives from all the tribes of South Sudan.

      Let me assure you that, with out the unity of south Sudanese people, there would have no so called Republic of South Sudan. Let us not use these no sense comment when we are posting! Post peace and development related comment and also the unity of south Sudanese people is the key to ours successful development of the beloved country.

      let me take this opportunity to Congratulate his Excellency the president of ROSS Gen.Salva Kiir for accepting the peace accord with the rebels leader Gen.Gatdet and welcoming him to Juba. It sound good to have our people back to us even if they rebel against us. We need the unity of people of south sudan and this unity will be accomplished by all the tribes of South Sudan. My president have made a good and acceptable moves for welcoming the rebels. These rebels are not our enemy we should allow all of them to join the Government.

      God bless People of South Sudan....God spread peace and unity to the people of South Sudan....

      PeaceEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEbeeeeeeeeeeewithhhhhhhhyouuuutheeeeeeepeopleeeeeoffffffffsouthhhhhhhhhhSudannnnnnnn.

      Both.

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South Sudan needs citizens’ participation in politics 2019-09-14 18:11:41 By Biong Deng Biong On the 4th December 2012, Isaiah Abraham was tragically gunned down in cold blood outside his residence in the South Sudan capital, Juba. The gunman was apparently ‘unknown’. (...)

Has Thomas Cirilo realize the importance of the enemy of my enemy is my friend? 2019-09-09 13:29:06 By Clement Maring Samuel When I read a tripartite agreement signed by Gen. Thomas Cirilo; Gen. Pagan Amum Okiech; and Gen. Paul Malong Awan who represented their parties of SSNDA; R-SPLM, and (...)

President Kiir: The Nelson Mandela of South Sudan? 2019-09-09 12:44:31 By Biong Deng Biong There is no reservation that Nelson Mandela was a great leader, but how does President Kiir fair? More often, we focus on the negative performance of leaders while forgetting (...)


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S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


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