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June 8, 2011 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Vice President, Riek Machar, is in New York in the United States of America (USA) to attend a special high level session of the United Nations General Assembly on HIV/AIDS starting on Wednesday.

World leaders are invited to the special conference to discuss the worldwide response to the pandemic disease, which has so far killed 25 million people around the world since 1981. Around 30 world heads of state, 10 from Africa are expected to attend the session.

Vice President Machar will represent the soon-to-be independent Republic of South Sudan during the special session. The region will formally become the 193rd member of the world nations from July 9, 2011, following its overwhelming vote for independence from the rest of Sudan in a self-determination’s referendum, provided for in the 2005 North-South peace deal, and conducted in January this year.

HIV/AIDS has become the most life threatening issue in South Sudan after the 21 years of the Sudan’s North-South civil war which ended in 2005 and killed more than 2 million people. South Sudan authorities this year announced that more than 116,000 people already live with HIV/AIDS in the region.

Machar is also scheduled to meet with the US administration in Washington, DC during his visit to the country. He is also expected to meet with South Sudanese community in the Diaspora before he finally meets with the US administration.

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  • 9 June 2011 08:51, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

    Dr Riek Machar teny Dhurgon is now back to his duties that he was intented to do when he joint SPLA.
    If you were a hard work like this than how came you lost you ability to sought out your problem with SPLA/M in 1990s?
    You are now doing God job and there is no way that I am going to called death against.
    now you are a leader keep hard working and lat yourself be deceive against by whoever deceived you long time ago.
    Good job beny.I don’t hatred people who are doing Good job.

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    • 9 June 2011 10:14, by OMONI_JR

      You are all foolish,
      Dinka and Nuer communities.
      why do you have to thank the vice president of south sudan for visiting U.S.S? Tell me the reason why you said thank to him.
      Let him finish his journey of tour and deliver the services to the people of southern sudan as per his duties.
      Anybody can travel anyway,but dont rush by saying thank you.
      Thank you for what????
      shame on human preachers or idol preachers.

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  • 9 June 2011 08:53, by Mr. Truthteller

    Thanks Dr. Machar!

    Do your best for your new country around the world as a true democratic visionary leader in South Sudan.

    Welcome to USA, the land of democracy and freedom.

    I heard that your president Salva Kiir is now stabbing you in the back in Juba that you were working hard to push parliamentarians in Juba to democratise the constitution by introducing necesssary amendments.

    He accuses you of trying to remove his powers to dismiss elected governors, MPs and dissolve elected parliaments. Interesting he calls it stabbing him or the government in the back. How can implementation of democratic values and principles be termed as work against the government?

    Didn’t our people die in 2 million to fight oppression, dictatorship and all that? Why does making possitive democratic changes for our government a bad thing in the mind of Kiir?

    I heard he threatened MPs in Juba not to make any amendments to the transititonal constitution until after four years of his rule after July 9.

    But why did Kiir decide to accuse his deputy in his absence while he is on mission on behalf of the government in USA?

    I thought Machar is Kiir’s closest ally than those who want to....

    Any way, I see some confusion in him...

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    • 9 June 2011 09:08, by Waucity

      Mr.Foolish truth teller, who wouldn’t attend UN general Assembly..What will this bring to the people of Southern Sudan, you are so foolish and so cheap that you can give credits for no reason..Machar is a murderer!!!!, and the one that made people to fail from capturing Juba back in the in 1990s..I hate him!!!!!!, the next President is Pagan Amum!!!!

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      • 9 June 2011 13:20, by Homeboy

        Mr Waucity
        Ignorance is dangerous but public ignorance is suicidal, more so if you choose to express it on such an intellectual forum. Dr Machar is not a murderer as you ignorantly allege, because he was never tried in any competent court and proved guilty of murder charges. You have every right to hate him as an individual but remember one thing,the masses of south Sudan regard him as a darling. There fore Dr Machar is an innocent man until proven guilty, besides if you consider him a murderer, why not drag him to court?

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      • 9 June 2011 13:27, by Homeboy

        Mr Waucity
        Let me remind you that Dr Machar is at the UN general assembly in the capacity of the VP of South Sudan, so he is your VP and is there on your own behalf and representing you, transacting business for you. Without you, he wouldn’t be there. There fore rejoice because someone is representing you at the UN general assembly.

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    • 9 June 2011 09:23, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      yea Nuer boys Riek machar will never be a president just because of nuer only. he tried before with nuer militia and magician and he fail to doom and surrendered himself to Dinkas, He don’t even like they way you nyagateen tried to fit him into something that he don’t even have ability to do.
      he is there in Ny to work for Kiir and get payment,
      now you push people to talk bad due to your greedyness,
      Riek machar is not a leader because he is useless a useless life is an early death.
      Ability without honor is useless.since he is nothing but an opportunist leader.

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      • 9 June 2011 09:41, by liberator3

        Dinka Dominated (none_) SPLA

        please, cry on top of your lung with your uncle Salva Kiir who’s crying like a baby in need of its parent attention.

        How many times did Kiir travel to United States since assuming the Presidency? many times.

        and How many times did Dr. Riek Machar travels since assuming the current office? rarely.

        Now, Kiir is crying out loud in Juba because Dr. Riek Machar is being invited to meet Obama Administrations officials and may the President himself.

        Kiir was shunned by Obama to meet him last time he came here because of the corruption and his inability to reconcile his different with his brothers and unite the Southerners. Now, he is becoming dangerously jealous for the courtesy extended to the VP by the U. why is that well, he is just lost the confidence of the most important ally. the United States. America will never like a tribal leader! never never ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • 9 June 2011 10:21, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

          You idoit nuer boys riek will never be a president in south suda,n may be he will be a president of USA leave alone south sudan in which majority of them are against farmer gangater nyagate Dr riek machar,
          he is there in NT because he have being send to or he will not get pay and fired by Benydit Kiir,
          watch out Awan Chan is watching who is wicked and doom.

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  • 9 June 2011 08:58, by liberator3

    The Next President RoSS(the CEO of GOSS)

    World only respects hard working leaders not Lazy bunch of looters with spoon in their mouth with out doing nothing.

    Dr. Riek Machar is hardworking and doesn’t complain about 18 hrs a day work on behalf of his beloved land and people.
    God Bless you Dr.!!!!!

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    • 9 June 2011 09:05, by liberator3

      Dr. Machar

      Thanks for coming to the United States and Thanks for the Obama Administration for the invites to meet you. they know they will learn a lot from you! I and many here in the United States Great you with pride!!!!!

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      • 9 June 2011 09:16, by liberator3

        correction:
        I and many South Sudanese diaspora here in the United States greet you along with your lovely wife warmth welcome and with a pride too!!!!!

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        • 9 June 2011 10:29, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

          When did they united to be called man and bitch?
          They already divorced, or you meant the other white whor that he got marriage to,
          I hop there will be no fight in United state of America between two bitches former girlfriend Anglina and the current white wife in USA,
          that man called Riek machar will bring shame to the names of South Sudan and the leadership of SPLA/M.
          death to him

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  • 9 June 2011 09:00, by son of man

    good job mr. vice president. hiv/aids is a global problem and south sudan as a young nation, will have corperate with with other countries and stand togather in fighting it. the problem with western countries is they tent use as a political tool to advance their ugly interest like using poor countries for medical research and trials of new medicines which in turn if didn’t work out would cause severe epidemic. so be very care full on this.

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  • 9 June 2011 09:41, by Aleu

    Both sides either Dr. Riek Machar Teny or Salva Kiir Manyardit have fails for corruption, they have fail to stop community conflicts in Southern Sudan. they fails to stop North Sudan from invading Abyei. I belief none of these two men will get re-elected. I am not a person who cover up people like people from Nuer. We need unity among all people, we need strong leaders and not these two men who shown weak in Abyei.

    Dr. Riek seem to be the one that cause more and more trouble in all these rebellion associate with him while, he is a number two powerful in the GOSS and then, he hiding himself from the truth and some of Nuers already report to MI what he was trying to do but fail anyway until Gadate run away to Khartoum. I do not need them both Dr. Riek Machar Teny and Salva Kiir Manyardit because they are so weak to defending Southern Sudan nation. Six years ruling Southern Sudan and they done nothing to stop conflict in Southern Sudan and they done nothing to bring those who committed corruption to justice.

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    • 9 June 2011 10:04, by liberator3

      Aleu

      You are right that we as Southerners need to hold our leaders accountable. but we should start from the top since all the power has been in the hand of the president in line with the interim constitution for the last six years.

      Vice-President can not fire corrupt governors and officials.
      I believe Dr. Riek will have to answer for any failings on his part when face voters like you and me in the near future.

      But to blame along with the president when he doesn’t have a separate constitutional authority to fire and appoints people is just not fair.

      He has been calling for peaceful reconciliation with the rebels from day one.

      please do not believe what the Military Intelligence say about this man. any body can go and accuse people with out facts. the same accusation can be labelled against Salva Kiir that he collaborated with Omer Al Bashir to rigged the last year elections in the South. but i wouldn’t fall into that because Salva is capable of doing it alone with out collaborating with the Omer AL-Bashir

      This is the Military Intelligence(MI) which failed utterly on Abyei invasion. so why would you believe the incompetence Intelligence Units in the whole continent? please sticks to the facts. unfounded accusations are just dirty campaigns against one of the most respectful figures in the world arena the Vice-President of Government of South
      Sudan Dr. Riek Machar. Judge him when he has the power of the presidency.

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  • 9 June 2011 09:41, by liberator3

    Dinka Dominated (none_) SPLA

    please, cry on top of your lung with your uncle Salva Kiir who’s crying like a baby in need of its parent attention.

    How many times did Kiir travel to United States since assuming the Presidency? many times.

    and How many times did Dr. Riek Machar travels since assuming the current office? rarely.

    Now, Kiir is crying out loud in Juba because Dr. Riek Machar is being invited to meet Obama Administrations officials and may the President himself.

    Kiir was shunned by Obama to meet him last time he came here because of the corruption and his inability to reconcile his different with his brothers and unite the Southerners. Now, he is becoming dangerously jealous for the courtesy extended to the VP by the U. why is that well, he is just lost the confidence of the most important ally. the United States. America will never like a tribal leader! never never ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

    repondre message

  • 9 June 2011 10:05, by liberator3

    Aleu

    You are right that we as Southerners need to hold our leaders accountable. but we should start from the top since all the power has been in the hand of the president in line with the interim constitution for the last six years.

    Vice-President can not fire corrupt governors and officials.
    I believe Dr. Riek will have to answer for any failings on his part when face voters like you and me in the near future.

    But to blame along with the president when he doesn’t have a separate constitutional authority to fire and appoints people is just not fair.

    He has been calling for peaceful reconciliation with the rebels from day one.

    please do not believe what the Military Intelligence say about this man. any body can go and accuse people with out facts. the same accusation can be labelled against Salva Kiir that he collaborated with Omer Al Bashir to rigged the last year elections in the South. but i wouldn’t fall into that because Salva is capable of doing it alone with out collaborating with the Omer AL-Bashir

    This is the Military Intelligence(MI) which failed utterly on Abyei invasion. so why would you believe the incompetence Intelligence Units in the whole continent? please sticks to the facts. unfounded accusations are just dirty campaigns against one of the most respectful figures in the world arena the Vice-President of Government of South
    Sudan Dr. Riek Machar. Judge him when he has the power of the presidency.

    repondre message

    • 9 June 2011 10:31, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      When did they united to be called man and bitch?
      They already divorced, or you meant the other white whor that he got marriage to,
      I hop there will be no fight in United state of America between two bitches former girlfriend Anglina and the current white wife in USA,
      that man called Riek machar will bring shame to the names of South Sudan and the leadership of SPLA/M.
      death to him

      repondre message

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