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UPDATED: Murle revenge attack on Luo-Nuer ’kills 23’ in Jonglei’s Akobo County

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  • Adds revised death toll from 60 to 23.
  • Adds number of injured and estimate for cattle raided.

January 8, 2012 (BOR) – Conflict between the Murle and Luo Nuer tribes in South Sudan’s Jonglei State continued on Sunday with the Murle accused of carrying out a revenge attack on Akobo County.

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Nuer raiders set fire to houses and took cattle during the attack on Pibor County. (BBC)

The fighting has killed as many as 23 including 4 men and 19 are women and children, the Akobo Commissioner Goi Joyol said on Monday. A Murle man is said to be among the dead.

On Sunday Commissioner Joyol told Sudan Tribune that 60 had died. However, the following day when people returned after fleeing over night he revised the figure to 23. This figure has not been verified independently.

Seven people were injured and "thousands" of cattle have been looted, Joyol said.

The attack on Luo Nuer territory appears to be response to a Luo Nuer offensive into Murle territory in Pibor County that displaced up to 100,000 and killed many.

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Murle displaced people sit under a tree guarded by the SPLA in Pibor County, Jonglei, South Sudan. Jan. 6, 2012 (ST)

The Pibor County Commissioner, Joshua Konyi, estimates that over 3,000 people were killed in the assault which lasted for two weeks from 23 December until early January, when the army deployed thousands of extra troops to the area.

From June 2011 until the December violent counter attacks and cattle raids between the two groups had killed 1,000. The Pibor Commissioner says over 80,000 cattle were stolen in the latest raid. Cattle are a sign of status and used to pay bride price in South Sudan.

South Sudanese citizens are still highly armed as a hangover from decades of conflict and various rebellions in the region.

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A Murle woman with two of her children on her back returns to Pibor after fleeing the town. Pibor County, Jonglei, South Sudan. Jan. 6, 2012 (ST)

Disarming civilians and resolving local conflicts over resources are among the many challenges that South Sudan faces after it seceded from north Sudan in July 2011 as part of 2005 peace deal.

A resident of Akobo town told Sudan Tribune by phone that the attackers are advancing toward the county headquarters and are setting houses on fire.

South Sudan Red Cross director in Jonglei state, David Gai, said his volunteers are helping the wounded people.

HUMANITARIAN DISASTER

Humanitarian agencies are mounting a major emergency operation in Jonglei state with the South Sudanese government declaring it a disaster zone.

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Displaced Murle citizens return to Pibor town after the Luo Nuer offensive. Pibor County, Jonglei, South Sudan. Jan. 6, 2012 (ST)

Humanitarian agencies estimate that up to 100,000 people have been displaced by the violence. Most of those who need assistance have been hiding in the bush for up to two weeks, in many cases without food, clean water or shelter.

Preliminary results of assessments in hard-hit areas indicate that the most urgent needs include high-nutritional food, clean water, health care and shelter.

The United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Lise Grande, said in a statement on Saturday that the "emergency operation is going to be one of the most complex and expensive in South Sudan since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in 2005. With the exception of Boma, the areas we need to access are extremely remote and can only be reached by air".

The most recent spike in inter-communal violence has compounded an already difficult humanitarian situation in South Sudan. In 2011 more than 350,000 people had been displaced by rebellions against the government, cattle raids and revenge attacks, according to reports by local authorities and assessment teams.

On Tuesday Grande said the death toll could be anywhere from dozens to hundreds.

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Thousands have been displaced in fighting between the Nuer and Murle (BBC)

The UN’s World Food Program says it has delivered emergency rations to feed 1,000 people in Pibor for two weeks, and expects to reach 7,000 more people in the coming days. It has also distributed food packages for 2,000 internally displaced people at Boma.

On Thursday, Herve Ladsous, the undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations, called the situation in Jonglei "a very serious crisis".

"I think the problem we face in this particular region of Jonglei state is one of access, because there are no roads and we have insufficient helicopters," he told reporters following his address to the Security Council. He said the UN had reinforced its staff in the area and that the South Sudanese government should try to do the same.

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Data on Jonglei clashes provided by Pibor County commissioner clashes on Jan 6. 2012 (ST)
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  • 9 January 2012 04:59, by Ahmed Chol

    The next attack on Murle would require Anyuak, Lou and Dinka [Bor, Twi, Nyarweng, Hol] to sit down and agree what has to be done about Murle.
    If the solution comes out, be invasion on Murle, no rock will be left unturned in Murle land. No hiding place will be left.
    Consequences of child abduction will be severe.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8_SE_bWBhI

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    • 9 January 2012 05:15, by P.K.M

      Murle should not be doing this, they should not keep playing the game they are not going to win. They know they are the minority in the state, they ought to behave like minorities. We hope they’re not under the command of their leaders.

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    • 9 January 2012 05:16, by NUER ONE

      What a mess in jonglei,Murle should face hard time,they have changed jonglei in to somalia.

      Let nuer face them we are tired of murle.kill every thing you will get, either cattle, got or murle.

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      • 9 January 2012 08:40, by From the South

        @Nuer One, Do you think so? try harder if you think is it possible to wipe away the Murle, brother you are just talking, but the realities is always hard to be achieved. Now you went to fight Murle in thousand and yet you were not able to wipe them away, when some Neur fighters thought they are clever and wanted to attack Murle in all their corners, see how you run after facing Gumuruk?

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      • 9 January 2012 08:45, by From the South

        you only changed your mind latter to turn to Pibor because you know very well the Government have already disarmed Murle youth who are located in Pibor, thats why, but wait and see the consequence, Did i now heard that Only the 10 Murle youth who went for revange have killed 60 people? how brave ?. Look its only 10 persons who carried this revange and wait for 100 persons to go and see the results

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      • 9 January 2012 08:50, by From the South

        And i believed its only one person who killed those 60 persons, Bravo Murle. listen, a time will come when Murle will be re-armed again, and the next time you Nuer come n 10,000s add as many as you can as you mentioned to get some helps from Bor, Anyauk Etc. do it and see whats going to happen. Its well known, a single Murle bullet never go for waste.

        we Pity you Nuer Guys.

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      • 9 January 2012 13:01, by Alan_Bard

        Mr.NUER ONE: get you figures write,all S.Sudan turned into a new RUANDA, and this is been predicted by the west and the UN even before the Independence of S.Sudan, that this country will not see light, will be declared failed state within 1 year, a large group of Lu Nuer just defected from the SPLA and headed to un noon direction according to the S.Sudan Intelligence, another group of rebels born

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        • 9 January 2012 13:18, by Alan_Bard

          Obama just declared that S.Sudan can bay Arms from America, the Oil went to China, America will get that money by selling arms,Basher and his gangs of criminals in KHR laughing at,Kiir and his gangsters in JUba gets the Oil money transferred abroad to there privet bank accounts, and you kill each other to the last one of you, and the west will call it game over, the UN will declare a new RUANDA

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          • 9 January 2012 13:28, by Alan_Bard

            they call Arms for defense or country development, thy paint it blue or read, at the end it is (war = development of american economy) a simple formula used by american all time the same as divide and concur, now some of you my arrogantly and ignorantly deny it and answer and insult me,to them i say go a head, but think before you talk as what ever you say can only judge you as shallow minded

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    • 9 January 2012 05:30, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

      I vehemently condemn your statement. Our Mission here is to attack a government of South For failing to stabilise security in Junub. Mind you that South Sudan will be lawless unless they take drastic measure to quell Murle habit of cattle theft and child abduction. If all these tribes team up and destroy Murle, the international community will compile genocide in South. Attack GOSS for failing YOU

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    • 9 January 2012 05:42, by Cadaai ?o?

      Hamed Chol

      That video clip from youtube whereby Pres. Salva Kiir talking about Dinka Bor is just politic. As Garang did use that identity during the movement for political means. Also, there was no time for local issues during civil war, because of our former enemy been the bigger one for whole S. Sudanese. I am not lying. I am 100% truthful, Twi Dinka, Nyarweng Dinka & Hol Dinka aren’t Dinka Bor

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      • 9 January 2012 05:56, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

        Cadaai, Where did Twic Dinka, Nyarweng Dinka and Hol Dinka come from? Musician Panchol Deng Ajang made it crystal clear that "WE ARE ALL CALL BOR" Base your arguement on logic not nonsense. "BOR" is composed of Bor, Twic, Nyarweng and Hol. that is why they are called Greater Bor area. If they don’t want to be call Dinka Bor, Let them denounce legally the name "BOR" in South High court.

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        • 9 January 2012 06:29, by Cadaai ?o?

          ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

          I thought you will mention person who is elder and knows more about Dinka tribe. But, you just mention young kid, Panchol Deng Ajang who is just making money for his song. He knows nothing about Dinka history or identity my friend. He is one of lost boys/girls of S. Sudan whom most of them often argue about things they totally don’t have a clue. And maybe, you are one of those

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        • 9 January 2012 18:21, by Genuine Leader

          Bin ABDALLA , CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION THAT" WHO IS bOR. wHAT DOES BOR MEANS ? AND WHO EXPLORED BOR?

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      • 9 January 2012 07:02, by Ahmed Chol

        @Caadai?o?,
        Joseph Garang,

        Something is seriously wrong with you. I know you personally. Where in my above writing did I say that Twi, Nyarweng and Hol are Bor?
        This is what I wrote Dinka [Bor,Twi, Nyarweng, Hol]. Learn to read.
        The world is seeking alliance while you are busy sowing hatred. I know Twi is not Bor so and that is why I put all of them in brackets.stop preaching nonsense to me

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        • 9 January 2012 07:14, by Cadaai ?o?

          Ahmed Chol

          I am not talking about your mentioning them but the link you brought up from YouTube is the only my problem, sir.

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      • 9 January 2012 16:49, by Cobra Bior

        @ Cadaai. man you sound stupid about this Bor issue. if you hate Bor, why didnt you find your identitiy else were period? For your infomation, could you pardon us please we have got serious issues to talk about here .

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        • 9 January 2012 19:27, by Cadaai ?o?

          Cobra Bior

          I am not a hater of Dinka Bor but people like you hate me because I stand for truth identity and history of people. Twic/Twi Dinka, Nyarweng Dinka, Hol Dinka are not Dinka Bor, please! You get my point. From today onward, don’t every write Twic Dinka, Nyarweng Dinka, Hol Dinka under Bor Dinka. Knows people identity is one of the elements that allows individual to be leader.

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    • 9 January 2012 06:12, by koriom

      It is very sad to hear that ,this Notorious Murle attacked
      Akobo people.The United Nations (UN)branch @ Pibor was
      claiming that what happened to Murle is a genocide but
      the next time attack in Pibor will result in a very
      clean extinction of this notorious minority !!!

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    • 9 January 2012 08:20, by Garang Pap

      I wonder alot for another killing which still going on between Murle & lou Nuer communities. this issue need government of southern to open his eyes to be in between them to solved this disputed amunst the communities to avoid more die of citizens in the country who will help alot in the future.

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    • 9 January 2012 08:21, by Alier42

      @ chol

      you are right my dear.murle community wanted to be disarmed by their neighbouring communities not unabling goverment of kiir.the youth who went pibor county few ago, would have been given some time ,so that they can discipline each other and this can bring the crime of killings of innocent civilians all the time by murle community to an end simply.

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    • 9 January 2012 08:46, by ConcernCTZn

      My Dear S. Sudanese Citizen and Citizen of the World let us not incite or provoke anger when we talk on a situation such as these. The conflict between Murle, the Luo Nuer, and the Dinkas has been there for decades but, none had ever escalated to these far for which the involved parties seems to have got used to the situation. However, the most recent incident has surpassed the expectation of w

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    • 9 January 2012 09:59, by Aarai Baka

      Why do u want others tribes to fight Murle or help nuers to fight murle? Murle dont need help from others tribes like nuers want help from Anyuak, dinka-bor. and others tribes to wipe off Murle in the face of the earth. They are few in number but they hit hard. same mouths u were laughing when Murle got killed, u will use the same mouths to cry.

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      • 9 January 2012 13:38, by Force 1

        Aarai, you seem to be bragging that you’re less in number and you hit people hard! Really? The reason why all the tribes don’t want to go after you is, no one wants to wipe you out, and you seem to think it’s your strength that is not happening!
        You suppose to be telling your people to avoid these kinds of hostilities, because it will comes a time when these communities wouldn’t take it anymore.

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    • 9 January 2012 10:48, by Legacy Elites

      That was not the imminent revenge yet. The real revenge should be directed to the actual attackers. The biggest mistake we made as Murle men was that we allowed them to get away with that great crime against our mothers, our women, and our children when they were murdered mercilessly. The 8000 Nuer armed robbers was supposed to be completely destroyed and not see their homes again. Murleland shoul

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    • 9 January 2012 11:06, by Mading Makuac

      Let Murle people play that game and it will result a disaster to them!!

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    • 9 January 2012 16:31, by Man manning

      I fucking agree with Ahmed Chol bcoz Murle this time round need a special conference,or else they wouldn’t cease from that SHIT they are used to.
      BY:Twin Fire

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    • 9 January 2012 20:47, by Lokorong

      I am from Bor and i’m on my way to mobolise the Bor Youth to WIPE out Murle accept their children and women! Take note please!

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    • 10 January 2012 01:36, by SSLA/M Supporter

      South Sudan Separation oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! SPLA/M heroes or whatever you called the thugs oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Now prove me wrong when I said separation of South Sudan will mean tribal rivalry, conflicts and even massacres! I also mentioned that SPLA/M is not ready yet for a country because its cadres who were just returning from bush are not genuinely qualified to run the country that

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      • 10 January 2012 01:41, by SSLA/M Supporter

        never been established before!! I drew my conclusion after when SPLA/M failed to build infrastructure of SS regardless of 20 billion US dollar it got as oil dividends from 2005-2011, instead, the officials in the SPLA/M dominated GoSS were looting the public fund and practising nepotism. South Sudanese should have leant the SPLA/M ingenuousness and incompetency during those 6 years of autonomic...

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        • 10 January 2012 01:46, by SSLA/M Supporter

          rule if not because majority of us are goat herders, people would have thought twice about anything called separation of SS! To me, unity or confederation with north Sudan would have been the best option if not because our people were blindfolded by greed and hatred! Now my people you are by your own! people like myself are not coming to you in SS! kill yourself as you wish and do whatever you...

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          • 10 January 2012 01:53, by SSLA/M Supporter

            please you as you are the cause of your own misery since you dug your graves with your nonsense called separation! Good luck with killing of one another! Where is that Macrophage called Koul Manyang Juuk in the mid of the mess taking place right now the cursed Jonglei state? What is the use of Koul as a governor now if he can’t stop the bloodshed in his state! a governor by name! what a shame!

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            • 10 January 2012 08:30, by Joseph Canada

              SSLA/M, the seperation of south sudan is not going to be a tribal war. it is just the motivation by the politicians who are giving the politics to those un educated cowdank sleepers that cause the situation. You see people who are even educated enough to solve the problems instead, initiated the fight. the Other states are not like that. only when this dilutional mongers are present is whthen...

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              • 11 January 2012 18:36, by SSLA/M Supporter

                Lokorong!
                My advice to you people who are fuelling this tribal conflict between Murle and Nuer( not Lou Nuer anymore) is to quit your dirty game of pushing the tiny Murle tribe in the jaws of mighty Nuer tribe that defeated British colonisation in different occasions in the past! Or else you will be held accountable (responsible) for the extermination of the tiny Murle tribe by mighty Nuer!!!

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  • 9 January 2012 05:07, by George Bol

    Laws against cattle raiding must be ammended by the government because the revenge attack is always there. I deplored the attack Lou Nuer, Jikang, and Gawaar did to murle in the watch of GOSS. SPLA must return Murle cattle as soon as poosible if they want peace. How come the attack was revealed and the government ignore not to protect innocent Murle. SPLM must compensate Murle!

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    • 9 January 2012 05:21, by Achuek

      The Unity of DinkaBor and mighty Nuer is the only solution to castrating Murle tribe right down to a child of five years old.
      If Murle think that they can mess around with the Jonglei people then let’s put peace aside and do it in the form of jungle laws. Murle must be exterminated for peace to prevail in our state. Let me pray that my sister who lives in Akobo with her family is not victimized.

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      • 9 January 2012 08:00, by George Bol

        Guys,
        Murle are tribes in the South. Education is the only means that will help primitiveness to go away in our country

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        • 9 January 2012 10:34, by Aarai Baka

          to George Bol

          your type can bring peace among communities but the rest who want Murle to be wipe off cannot bring any peace at all. Just read comment from these people here, kim deng, gorden wang, and rest of hardcore die hard Murle haters.
          Murle are very few but they can hit hard too. unlikes nuers who need help from others tribes to fight war against Murle.

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          • 9 January 2012 16:57, by Simon Gatluak

            Baka,

            Please stay a way from this. Those people Murle they doing lot of wrong things to those people. Put in to your mine Nuer people they are people for peace.

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      • 9 January 2012 10:57, by Aarai Baka

        To achuek

        your dream will not come true, but keeps wishing. nwa are still on their way coming from Murle areas, guess what going to happen to them on way close to nuerland? laugh now and cry later.

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    • 9 January 2012 05:29, by Ngoomdi

      Let us not exaggrate things online. Only the 8,000 Lou Nuer fighters coordinated the Dec 23, 2011 attack on Murle soil. Jikany and Gawaar didnt interfered, mostly it was becuase Lou Nuer can handle Murle by ’emselves.

      Jikany and Gawaar can only interfere if the Murle turns out to be back up by Dinka or something. Jikany are dealing with Mabani and Anyuak, and Gawaar are keeping eyes on Shilluk

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      • 9 January 2012 05:42, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

        Goomdi, you belong to Nyagat (Nasir) Faction. That is what Riek machar preached to all Nuer in 1991. Keep eyes on your fellow nationals. Don,t be Nyagat again, fight your immediate enemy and lift hatreds from other tribes. Preach peace, harmony, unity and nyagatism among your people. I know Murle are disturbance guys. Deal with Murle only, stop creating enemity with other tribes. LUV ONE ANOTHER.

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      • 9 January 2012 06:38, by Achuek

        Ngoomdi,

        I think you ought to follow the news every minute to get informed and updated on what is happening on the ground.
        The recent operation against Murle was carried out by 900 Dinka Bor in a join mission with Lou Nuer to free our people from Murle menacing. Jikany Nuer too were involved and denying them would amount to disfavour. If at all there is any enemity between Murle and Nuer......

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        • 9 January 2012 06:56, by Cadaai ?o?

          Achuek

          You will be ashamed for yourself about your clain. The way you really continue write wrong identity is rally shows that you are twin-minded individual. I know behavior of twin, twin doesn’t believe anyhing being said is true as always. The Murle attackers were lou Nuer & not Dinka (Twi, Nyarweng, Hol, Bor, etc).Proves things first and then speaks your mind with standard of ethical professi

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          • 9 January 2012 07:53, by Achuek

            Cadaai?O?,DinkaBoy

            Stop being a coward!, i know you don’t want Bor to be mention for fear of attack from Murle. Stop fearing the worst if you want peace!. Bor, i don’t care how you aportion it to Twic , Nyarweng or whatever was involved in the attack of murle. My own brother went to war after financing him to buy bullets. What profession do you then want? Stop the internet war fight the real war

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    • 9 January 2012 08:38, by Dakkin

      Every thief must mind his business, and every ululating woman must keep distance and a braggard must watch his tongue. Whether you are with us or against us, Comrade be careful!

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      • 9 January 2012 08:59, by Achuek

        Dakkin or dhipti,

        You are just talking like a gang leader because you have no brother killed by Murle. Who are you for us to be with you? Bastard!. Mind your ass please!

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        • 9 January 2012 09:10, by Akuok

          Dakkin,

          Haven’t you ever heard that behind a strong man is a woman? If your wife is ululating behind you in a fight with your enemy, do you chase her away for fear of making you brave enough to be killed. Not everyone do everything or war but it is interesting when it has spectators who cheers it up in one way or another. If you don’t want to be disappointed then don’t begin something.

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        • 9 January 2012 14:39, by Dakkin

          Achuek,

          am not going to angry because you are just one of confused lost boys, Achuek.
          Now my advice there was actually to one mad George Bol not you.

          I think you are people of Kuol Manyang who sold children your Murle. So keep away my friend, this Nuer war is above your Madingbor capacity. Just continue lynch sick Murle at Bor clinic

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      • 9 January 2012 10:20, by Akibon

        Dakkin/Jook,

        Your good advise just miscarriage before you were midwifed with it. For convenience and understanding, any advice you give must be non-violent and conducive. Your words to your discussants such as woman and thief just ruined your good advice before you deliver it.Referring to your Dinkamates as wife in front of foreigners just render you uncultured. Learn, yours the concerned.

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        • 9 January 2012 11:09, by Jook

          Akibon or whatever,

          That is called "Dakkin" not me Jook. Did you see my name there? stupid!. It is cowards who don’t use their names like you. You have been seeing me commenting always, have i ever talk that way or use hidden names?Be enlightened please!

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          • 9 January 2012 15:17, by Akibon

            Jook, I didn’t mean you completely!. In Dinka culture someone whose relatives have been killed or are dead either by enemy or during birth is called Jook. That is why i referred to "Daykkin" as Jook meaning wen jook in other term. Sorry, i didn’t know the name Jook exist on sudantribune. It is a coincidence!

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            • 9 January 2012 16:49, by Dakkin

              Akibon,
              I am not Dinka, I am Nuer. Sorry for your confused mind

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  • 9 January 2012 05:17, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    The government of South and UN should show a sense of logic and sincerity here. When Murle was attacked, It was a big cry, UN and GOSS were immediately called in to rescue the situation. Indeed, Vice president was the First Leading man to step in Murle land and ordered Lou-Nuer to retreat. Where were UN and GOSS "Rescue soldiers" when Murle took revenge on Lou-Nuer? Mr.Riek you are dumn with GOSS.

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    • 9 January 2012 05:35, by athor deng

      ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA..Even when UN and Spla were called in.."White army" were still able to killed more then 2500 women and children..The un and spla didnt do anything, they were just there as a picture

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  • 9 January 2012 05:26, by Cobra Bior

    Folks, murles are daring wipe out period. we will help them to die. i dont see were murle will headed when Dinka, mandari, Anyuak and Nuer started that posible operation.that will be real genicide let alone these hit and run attack tactics.

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    • 9 January 2012 05:43, by athor deng

      Cobra Bior..you can never wipe-out people..Hitler tried with Jewish and Hutus tried with Tutsi..common sense

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      • 9 January 2012 06:59, by Cobra Bior

        @ Athor Deng. i thought you dead last year man, thanks satan for letting you back. anyway, if we put the remains of murles into reservations, the job is done. it will take them a while to produces more.

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  • 9 January 2012 05:26, by athor deng

    wow, that was a quick respond ever..I think only less than 10 Murle went to do the revenge attack, Not all of them..And where is the spla? This war will never stop

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  • 9 January 2012 05:44, by Waucity

    Murlei should use this attack to educate themselves, they have been the one causing anger since few days of referendum. I was sorry to hear one of the commusioner say that his people were innocent..Now, they have attack again and the UN knows they kidnap children and kill parents..I don’t see why government allow UN to support them..LET THEM DIE OF HUNGER MAYBE THAT WILL SPEAK FOR THEM TO STOP WAR

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  • 9 January 2012 05:46, by green2

    Murle still dont understand the pain of the dad and mom who lost theirs kids as result of child abduction! They still dont know! These people make abduction of kids for marketing, God knows, who will stop this war! murle doesnt get it, but this shameful of child abduction is worse and shameful that slavery! do they really know the important of kids, and pain they put the parents in?

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  • 9 January 2012 05:51, by Cadaai ?o?

    S. Sudan gov’t needs to plant tracking technology, troops & polices in every borders of Counties (tribes). Also, Jonglei State government needs to transfer capital to Gadiang, so that it will balance the distances among tribes and lower insecurity fears among tribes of Jonglei. Jonglei State needs helicopters in every base planted in those sensitive areas. Any base should have emergence phones.

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    • 9 January 2012 07:59, by green2

      @caadai!
      Fuck that idea of that city! let Garang come and do that! you sefhish people, always try to politized every social issues! when Lueldit was a minster, what did he said about the independent of s.sudan? do you people the important of independent? dont try to detrail the issues.Let twic go and live in that damn city simple, stupid and greedy people!

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      • 9 January 2012 16:00, by Cadaai ?o?

        Green2

        Those few suggestions of mine may help tribes of Jonglei State to live in less violent. Mading is not in center of every county or tribe in Jonglei situation. For example, most people from Nuer, Murle, Padang, Nyarweng, Hol, Anyuak, Twi/Twic, and many others don’t go to Mading because of fear there, mistreatment, distance factors, etc. Also, Mading city will not be like Ramciel (Ramkiel).

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        • 9 January 2012 16:39, by Cobra Bior

          @ Cadaai. what is capital city get to do with violent in our state? i know where you coming from twic east die heart, that will not happen nephew. i have been following your comments closely but dont let hate against Bor lost you. to come to the point, placing aircraft in any corner of jongle will not help. the only tools will be real talk and trust among our people but any thing than that, not

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          • 9 January 2012 19:34, by Cadaai ?o?

            Cobra Bior

            I am not a hater of Dinka Bor but people like you hate me because I stand for truth identity and history of people. Twic/Twi Dinka, Nyarweng Dinka, Hol Dinka are not Dinka Bor, please! You get my point. From today onward, don’t every write Twic Dinka, Nyarweng Dinka, Hol Dinka under Bor Dinka. Knows people identity is one of the elements that allows individual to be leader.

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  • 9 January 2012 06:03, by E. Defense Forces

    a lot of Murle attack is coming

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  • 9 January 2012 06:07, by Mayar

    You people need to stop preaching or supporting tribal conflict regardless of what. I don’t care whether it is nuer or murle. The more you support any side; the more you influence them like puppets master and you are creating a cycle of hatred. Nuer is going to attack today and tomorrow murle is coming for revenge on and on...

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  • 9 January 2012 07:42, by Deng Sam Malek

    For those of you who are still underestimating what is going on, hear this:
    Many Murle youths in the SPLA DIV 8 have already defected and heading to unknown direction.
    The last group got disappeared last night, causing greater fear throughout the night.
    What does that mean? - Another rebellion of course.

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    • 9 January 2012 07:53, by mohammed ali

      Malek, seems nobody will listen to you!This getting nasty everyday.The poor,vulnerable and need are dying, on both sides.If the governmen and the "national" army & the UN were just watching ,then everbody will take the law in his hands.If the President can spread inflamatory biased statements,then the situation will be worest.How could he single out one tribe as the cause of wars.This is dangerous

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      • 9 January 2012 08:22, by green2

        @ Ali!
        You dont know why the president single out murle as problem because you are corrupted mentally by religion philosophy! judgement started from the cause! murle are they cause for this conflict. If i abduct your kid, what do you do to me? rules of nature, you dont need to go to school to know this!im sick of most you guys with stupid comments! can you handle the pain if someone abduct ur kid

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        • 9 January 2012 08:54, by mohammed ali

          Green or yellow, what has my religion to do with this.Every day you are calling for killing and genocide does your religion tells you so?All tribes are doing the same thing.Lou Nuer when they fought with Janeky Nuer killed, burned, drowned and abducted children.Dinka are doing the same in Rumbek and Twic.Claiming Murle are infertile is at least not supported by these photos, a women carrying twins

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          • 9 January 2012 09:00, by mohammed ali

            .. Even if it is true the President should refrain from appearing tribalist. His words and actually action will give good reason for other tribes to attack Murle.His silence while spending x-mas with family was a gesture which could be intreprtiated as " go ahead"Your calls for genocide is appaling, disgusting and criminal!

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          • 9 January 2012 09:09, by green2

            @ali!
            I know your reasonable person, but politics had detrail you.i dont like killing but i hate when people waging the stupid war!let me tell you the secret! there is no dinka can abduct a kid from another dinka! this all cheap politic! second, i hate religion, because if you look, what happen in sudan, negeria, somali and chad, it is because of your religion!there wasnt war in africa before

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  • 9 January 2012 07:59, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    The revenge attack will not stop in Jonglei state until the entire communities are disarm how long will people die like that yesterday was Pibor and today is Akobo then tomorrow will be other county what is central government doing with the disarmament process? they let people die and tomorrow they will come to ask their votes shame on them

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  • 9 January 2012 08:07, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    Who were killed in Pibor by Lou-Nuer clashes if Murles are making offensive attack and killed 60 people? then it shows that the Pibor commissioner is lying exaggerating the number of people killed to prove their innocence but the hidden agenda was revealed yesterday when they attacked Akobo last week they attacked Duk county and killed four people and looted a huge number of cattle

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    • 9 January 2012 08:30, by green2

      it is completely lies! He put that number to get money and foods from NGOs! it is not real number! it is doesn reach that number! when libya was bomb by NATO, 3000 didnt even died in two to three weeks with technology weapons, leave these simple hand guns! exaggration only! is good because it will creat jobs for western societies!!

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    • 9 January 2012 08:41, by Stephen kuach

      shame on you people.what will you benefit if Murle get wipe out by those tribal whom have took up the fight against that tiny tribe?

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      • 9 January 2012 08:51, by green2

        do we have to proud for murle because the kill innocent people? is that what you are asking? so people have to appreciate their stupid conduct, abduction and aimless killing? if they kill your family, mom , dad, son, daughter, what do you do? game is a game, they know what they are doing, it is a fair game! killing will be solution soon or they will stop that business!

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        • 9 January 2012 21:49, by Stephen kuach

          Green2.
          I,m not a Murle supporter nor do i like their criminalogy activities acts,but i hate seeing their extinction.teach them a lesson they will never forget.

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  • 9 January 2012 08:48, by ConcernCTZn

    the most recent incident has surpassed the expectation of what used to be a tribal conflict or the cattle raiding that were going on in the region. why? Is it because of land grabbing or way of elimination a particular tribe? Common people, there can’t be a world, a Sudan, or a South Sudan without a Murle tribes in it. Let’s the peace loving people of the world stand up in solidarity with the few

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    • 9 January 2012 08:59, by green2

      @concern!
      peace is not come from the world, its come from people who love peace, who value it, who love lives and who love others! there is no one can bring peace to your door, if you dont room to accomandate it! this conflict is like, 1+2! simple! murle have to stop abduction, it is not a politics, it is human nature reaction! if i abducted your kids, i dont kn how good you could be to respond!

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  • 9 January 2012 08:51, by ConcernCTZn

    The unbearable maiming of innocents children and women as put forwards (3179 Children and Women, 962 Men and wounding of 58 + Children and Women, 99 Men and abducting 1,293 Children alone 497 Women and last but not least 89,481 head of Cattles) from a single tribes in a matter of a week is something the ICC should take into account. Unless someone can interpret what tribal cleansing and genocide m

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  • 9 January 2012 08:53, by ConcernCTZn

    Unless someone can interpret what tribal cleansing and genocide mean in a term I can understand differently from what I already know, I am afraid someone ought to be liable for these. I am not in support of any tribes but rather value racial existence in the face of the globe. If the main courses of all these is cattle, why shouldn’t the United nation come out with a mechanisms that would deviate

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    • 9 January 2012 09:18, by green2

      @concern! stop your stupid assessment! it is not about cattle raiding! it is about humans abduction. If you have kid and someone abduct that kids, what do you do? you are not debating with stupid people here, okay! learn the simple rules of humans nature, reaction! if someone attack your family, and kill ur dad and mom, take the children, how do you feel? thats what going on? lou have more cattles

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      • 9 January 2012 16:02, by ConcernCTZn

        Miss Green,
        You should behave yourself and act like civilized person sweet heart. Murle did not kill the children you claim they abducted they instate raised them to be a good citizen of tomorrow and opposed to what Nuer are doing. Don’t you think the world is attentively watching all that is happening? Those behind the ethnic cleansing should report to the ICC B4 Its 2late

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    • 10 January 2012 08:37, by gatmai

      concernCTzn, it seem you are complaining about the death of murle,but LOU NUER were killed by murle you did not comment,wasn’t it genocide or it is that you only want LOU NUER to die, murle is a tribe whereas lou Nuer is just a clan,talk too much this time all Nuer clan are going to joint,you call your people the real fighters my friend you are only digging their grave believe me don,t provoke Nue

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  • 9 January 2012 08:55, by ConcernCTZn

    The so called United Nation Peace Keeping Forces that were supposed to monitor and report any unusual activities couldn’t do anything in a situation such as these; yet, the country pay for their present in the country. It’s so sad to black.

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  • 9 January 2012 09:47, by wad balad

    THE DEFENITION OF A FAILED STATE ... What can u expect from such a goverment anyway? For the SPLM, peace and development comes second to supporting sudan rebels. Lets see how far this will take them.

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  • 9 January 2012 12:59, by kimo

    so long as the short sighted dinka deminated government of south sudan is siding with lou nuer against murle,this conflict is going to continue...we will see series of violence in that erea ..dr riek machar is to be blamed for part of this conflict

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    • 9 January 2012 16:12, by MoMur

      My pity on poor Murle.I can see the sign that what prophet Ngun Deng has prophecies will become true.Ngun Deng said that one day one time Murle will be finish . How dare they try to attack Abobo. Sorry . the second coming back of Lou youth will bringing very thing to an end in Murle land .S.P.L.A will never rescue you this time . they will get everything finish.

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  • 9 January 2012 16:22, by Kim Deng

    Murle,

    The Murle community doesn’t deserve to have cattle at the first place if not because of Nuer mercy. The Nuer Warriors fight like mad dogs when they declare "Kac-lora/Mut." It’s not right or losing lives that matter when waging a war, but victory. Don’t disturb the sleeping Lion, otherwise your life will be in danger.

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    • 9 January 2012 17:37, by Pibor Intellectuals

      Dear Kim, Jonglei should not remain one state. The government should divide Jonglei into three States. 1.Bor State 2.Ayod State 3.Pibor State . This way the issues of insecurity will also stop because each state will use its own Police to guard its own people in all the three states. The current governor is the facilitator of the recent genocides against Nuer and Murle last week. Murle will teach a better lesson

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      • 9 January 2012 19:22, by Cadaai ?o?

        Pibor Intellectuals
        Hello! You just kidding yourself with nonsense idea of those fake states of yours. Murle will not go along with Kachipo, Jie & Anyuak either. The hypothetical way which may work is to send Murle to Ethiopia or being totally clear out in whatsoever (I do not killing or looting)in Jnglei State by Lou Nuer & Upper Nile Dinka of (Bor, Twic, Nyarweng, Hol, Padang). Capital to Gadian

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  • 9 January 2012 17:53, by Kim Deng

    Murle,

    The call that the state will be divided is not a solution but let us hold it for political purposes. The land does not fight people but people are the problem to themselves. I believe the division of the state into small pieces will initially increase tribal competition in Jonglei rather than promoting the lasting peace and harmony.

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    • 9 January 2012 18:38, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:

      This is the first time I’ve actually heard you sound somewhat reasonable. Have you seen South Sudan’s ethnic distribution map? If not, please do refer to it; culturally contiguous populations -provided that they’re on good terms- should fall under one political unit. The Murle should be elided with their kin in eastern Equatoria. The Dinka [Twic-east, Hol Nyarweng and Bor] should form

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      • 9 January 2012 19:01, by Rommel

        their own state. The Padang Dinka should be administratively transfered to Upper Nile state. The Nuer [Lou & Gawaar] should form their own state, with Upper Nile’s jikany as a possibile addition, if they should so choose. The Jie and Kachipo should also join the Murle in eastern Equatoria. The Anyuak should have a state of their own.

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        • 9 January 2012 19:07, by Rommel

          Unity state is also in need of administrative change; the Dinka > Ruweng & panaruu [Pariang & Abiemnom] should form their own state, with the addition of Abyei, once it has been returned to South Sudan. I am not implying that merely redrawing the map is some kind of panacea, I do believe, however, that this would reduce tribal tensions vis-a-vis a reduction in political tensions.

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          • 9 January 2012 19:19, by Rommel

            The Dinka will no longer be resented and blamed for all the ills that continue to afflict Jonglei by mere extension of Kuol Manyang’s administrative failures. People will be responsible for their own affairs and will be subjected to the consequences of their own actions. The scapegoating must come to an end. Security measures should be establsihed and implemented in order to have this work,

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            • 9 January 2012 19:32, by Rommel

              of course. A formidable military presence should be stationed on the most volatile tribal regions - a security cordon sanitaire. Tens of thousands of soldiers should be stationed within the territories of the Lou Nuer and Murle and on the dividing line betweeen their respective territories. The same thing needs to be done in Lakes State. We must have peace, law and order. The bloodshed must end!

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    • 10 January 2012 08:38, by Joseph Canada

      hahahaha, dream dream dream. I said before that its our time also to raise the money of the minority, send them and buy weapons to defend themselves. Others have done that to kill murle people. Murle might be seen as a minority, but 30 bullets plus one will means 30 people of the majority plus one, untill you give up, murle will rest.

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  • 9 January 2012 18:19, by Kim Deng

    The Mighty Nuer Warriors must continue disarming Murle throughout the year until they are completely subdued and shall not pose any threat to people and properties. The operation which took place on December, 23rd, 2011 should not be the last one because Murle will retaliate against Nuer civilians.

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  • 9 January 2012 18:22, by Kim Deng

    The Nuer community in USA, Canada, Europe, New
    Zealand and Australia must raise funds for the Nuer Warriors to defend properties and cattle of Nuer civilians. The money shall be used to purchase firearms and ammunition from Ethiopia. The Nuer Diaspora must also bear financial burden to buy medicine for the treatment of the wounded members of the White Army.

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  • 9 January 2012 18:29, by Kim Deng

    The Nuer are considered to be amongst the most skilled fighters in Africa. They managed to appease the British Colonial masters and allied themselves with the Southern People Liberation Army (SPLA). Members of the community went on to enjoy sharing power with the current government of Ethiopia, weakening the strength of the majority Anuaks in the Gambella region.

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    • 9 January 2012 20:01, by Legacy Elites

      Kim, . . . Do you see Rommel has a better suggestion. The GoSS should take this into consideration. Suppose all these resources you are talking about Kim, if these tribes were formed into a one powerful formidable force, Abyei could have been returned to its rightful owners long time ago by force. Kim Deng, Ngundeng your spiritual leader of ancient times had warned you to leave Murle alone. Accor

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      • 9 January 2012 20:24, by Legacy Elites

        . . . According to him, I did research on Ngundeng some time back, he advised Nuer to leave Murle alone(jebe) in your language. He said Nur will always fail to defeat or destroy Murle no matter how hard or how many times, Nuer will always fail. That is why each time you try Murle you return without the MISSION ACCOMPLISH sentence. You will only win a vote of revenge and anger, and the invitation o

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  • 9 January 2012 20:14, by panom lualbil

    What a fuck?

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  • 9 January 2012 23:56, by lick my ass

    I blame myself for reading some of the commments from illiterates, morons and savages. holy crap !our people will remain primitive forever.

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    • 10 January 2012 02:48, by Akibon

      What is being primitive? It is such things as your name lick your xss. CHange yourself before you demand to change others or the world. Punk!!!

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      • 18 January 2012 20:14, by panom lualbil

        AKIBON,thank that you got it exactly right. This chicken head naming himself ’lick my ass’’ is a fool blurd. He doesn’t know if a sentence could means more sentences.I was astonishing and said ’wat a fuck?’ when I read murle killed 23 nuer immediately after a massacred by nuer white army against murlei. This why he insulted me illiterate. He could n’t even sympathsized our brothers who liberated

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      • 18 January 2012 20:34, by panom lualbil

        AKIBON: My note continued. us from Arabs are illiterate and are now trying to catch up. But this asshole or ’lick my ass’ doesn’t talked considering others since we have been bondage by Jallabs. He just pollute our God’s fresh air with his messed up mouth claimming himself to some before others serve him to some. I lauded him though he motivated me to talk. His name ’lick my ass’ means who he is.

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  • 10 January 2012 10:35, by Martin Kat

    The tribal conflict between Murle and it surroundings neihbour seem to like a preson who cutting magic’ s hair because the youth of Lou Nuer did what they like, while the big suspects Ismail Konyi is now on praperation of mobilizing Murle youth to go and attack any surroundings tribe as a revenge. Please don’t sleep and celeberating that you have killing thousand of Murle people, they are coming.

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  • 10 January 2012 16:59, by Ke kon cowkun

    We need to meditate people on what’s happening now in our Newest Nation South Sudan.The tribal conflict need to be solve by the Government,other people couldn’t do that & also no one tribe can solve that problem and we don’t want to finished each other,you know Nuer are the big tribe that can not fight with Murle,look now,Murle are fighting with Lou Nuer only &Bentiu,Pangak,Gajaak & Gojiok are no

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