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March 8, 2011 (JUBA) — At least over 100 people have been confirmed dead in two separate clashes involving forces belonging to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the military wing of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), which governs South Sudan, and armed elements identified loyal to renegade groups operating in the two states of Greater Upper Nile.

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On 6 March 2011, officials from Jonglei and Upper Nile States and an SPLA spokesman confirmed in an interview with Sudan Tribune that heavy fighting took place in a village near Owuac in Upper Nile state and in areas hosting renegade General George Athor.

Owuac is one of the villages predominantly inhabited by members of the Shilluk ethinc group, many of whom are perceived as supporters of Lam Akol, the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation - Democratic Change (SPLM-DC). The SPLM-DC secretary general Sandra Malual in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Sunday denied connection to the militia group involved in the fighting with SPLA forces or affiliation to any armed groups operating anywhere in the south.

SPLM-DC was formed in 6 June 2009, by the first South Sudanese to become the foreign affairs minister after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), Lam Akol. Before disagreements with the leadership of the SPLM, Akol was a member of the SPLM.

As part of the CPA, the 2005 peace deal that ended the over two decades of north-south conflict, the SPLA became the official army of South Sudan and the SPLM the ruling party. The South is due to become independent in July after a referendum held earlier this year in which majority of the South Sudanese voted overwhelmingly for secession from the north.

In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Monday evening, Colonel Phillip Aguer, spokesman of the Southern army, said over 60 were killed in the clashes involving SPLA forces and an armed group he said was loyal to a militia leader identified as Oliny. The military officer explained that the military group on Sunday intercepted SPLA soldiers on their way to the local market in a village near Owuac resulting into a clash in which one SPLA soldier was killed and another sustained injury.

"On Sunday 6 at 11:00am, armed groups loyal to Oliny intercepted some of the SPLA soldiers who were on their way to the local market in a village near Owuac, resulting into the clash in which one of the SPLA soldiers was killed and another sustained and retreated to their base from where they then launched preemptive attack against militia groups. It was in the second clash in which SPLA forces managed to disperse militia groups, killing 47 of them and injuring 28 others. The SPLA lost seven members," explained Aguer.

The spokesman said eight other militia members were found dead later during sentinel search after clashes in the area along the riverside.

On similar development, Aguer further said the SPLA launched other preemptive attacks on renegade forces loyal to General Athor, killing some of them and capturing some of their weapons and ammunition.

"The SPLA forces after receiving sufficient information supported by enough evidences that forces loyal to General Athor were planning to launch another disastrous attack on the local population and on our forces like it happened in Fangak last month, launched preemptive attacks, killing some of them and capturing 500 Kalashnikovs and other weapons," said Aguer.

He said SPLA forces captured many places previously under Athor’s control including his headquarters said Aguer, declining to give details of the casualties.

Dok James Puok, spokesman for Athor in a separate interview confirmed the clash which he described as one of the heaviest armed confrontations since they launched their rebellion. He claimed that 169 SPLA soldiers were killed and several others were wounded. It was one of the heaviest clashes. It began at 6:00am and end at 4:30pm on Monday.

"We have lost 34 on our side and few others sustained injuries," said Puok, claiming that the SPLA was badly affected.

"The SPLA forces suffered a lot. We are told they lost 105 in the first and 64 in the second attack. It was one of the heaviest confrontations and I believe will take them long time to regroup for another attack", said Puok.

Puok claimed SPLA forces burned down six villages they accused of collaborating with Athor, after failing to heed SPLA warnings issued to them last week to evacuate.

"The SPLA killed 168 innocent civilians and burned down six villages because they refused to heed their calls to convince General Athor to surrender. They have burned down villages of Amanyangdit, Amanyangthii, Kulang, Kolnyang, Koliet and Wundit", said Puok.

He denied accusations that some of the Kalashnikovs were captured by the SPLA. "No single gun was captured from our forces. What I think they claimed to have captured from our forces were unused fuses left behind in Koliet when they withdrew", he said.

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  • 9 March 2011 06:07, by Ahmed Chol

    Kiir should find all ways to end this Athor’s Rebellion peacefully

    Yes SPLA can protect civilians but don’t seeks to extinguish fire! with fire!.

    Solving this conflict by military confrontation will give us a LRA situation in Uganda which we don’t want at all.

    Again, you will not be able to finish this rebellion overnight by force as some of our top ever drunken officers think. Generals, it will take years, lots of years without progress in South Sudan if you seek military solution with Athor.

    Yes, Garang kept kept him close, but why? Because he (Athor) is revered fearless guerrilla fighter with adept military ferocity. With a battalion, he can destabilized the whole south.

    Athor as a single man has nothing to loose, since most of his supporters/forces are not even Dinka. It is South Sudan that will be stuck without any progress because of insecurity and the destruction he will cause. What happened in Fangak was just the beginning. Athor’s rebellion will be funded by enemies of S. Sudan and this will prolonged the war in the south. The rebellion may even grow stronger and bigger since anybody dissatisfy with GoSS can join it any time.

    Even though Bashir was powerful, he wasn’t able to defeat SPLA just because he had MIGs and Antonovs. Same thing is true in Darfur, there will never be a military solution there, only a peaceful negotiation will bring peace. So don’t be deceived by the helicopters and gunships just bought recently by SPLA. They won’t bring us peace.

    Generals, think twice before you all agree to issue orders. You may win the battle, but you will definitely loose the war!, the war of security and development in the South which is our ultimate goal.
    An hour of negotiation can spare a country 10 years of war.
    peace = big money +big positions.

    Ahmed Chol, whatever begins in anger, ends in shame

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    • 9 March 2011 06:15, by Quol Quot

      Good for Dinka to Nyagat because Nuer think that they are only ones capable of Nyagatism. This is a prove that Dinka is capable of everything including nyagatism.

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      • 9 March 2011 07:48, by Historical Boy!

        See how the fighting turns tribal.

        Why the spla now burns down six Dinka villages of civilans in Jonglei?

        Why not only athor’s forces?

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        • 9 March 2011 08:32, by junub

          It doesn’t matter to us now how many Athor’s villages as are burned to ashed as long as these militia thugs are eradicated for good.

          We will build towns not villages in their places next time around, so relax your nerves or unless you are Athor is militia supporter too.

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        • 9 March 2011 08:34, by junub

          It doesn’t matter to us now how many Athor’s villages as are burned to ashed as long as these militia thugs are eradicated for good.

          We will build towns not villages in their places next time around, so relax your nerves or unless you are Athor is militia supporter too.

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      • 9 March 2011 08:32, by Nyachebe

        Dinka Dominated SPLA:

        Be rational and state why in your writings, damn SLAVE (Dinka). Quoted; “As a result many of them first left the people’s movement (SPLM/A) with Samuel Gai Tut. This initiated the first break-up of what was supposed to be solid struggle for brothers with common goal (liberation of the marginalized Sudanese). The second wave of Nuers left the SPLM/A under Dr. Riek Machar and his infamous 1991 attempt to topple Garang from the leadership of the movement. Consequentially the trend had continued on predominantly within the communities of the Nuer until today”.

        Why Nuer left the SPLM with Gach Tut, and why Riek split in 1991, is because your dead uncle Garang seized the movement from Gach using Ethiopian forces. For example, would you be there if Riek is now taking power from Salva Kiir by force or go to where it’s safer? I am sorry Dinka listen through their asses. In 1991 Riek was correcting the very messy and one man appeared property of Garang, in which Human right, right to self determination and freedom of speeches were restricted by Garang. Riek was poking the brutal dictator ass for the change which is what today called Government of South Sudan.

        You damn always talk of shiit that Nuer love food, look at you in Juba; you are making the whole South Sudanese being shamed on the international eyes due to your greed and corruption.

        Garang was begged for years since 1983 for better institutional instruction but didn’t listen, so he had to be slightly pushed to accept as what he did in January 2002 in Kenya by signing the Riek’s view towards the future of South Sudan.

        1991 was just a dance rehearsal since all the great Nuer of Bentiu had given no lesson to Bar el Ghazel Dinka. The only group who partied that night was Dinka Bor and 1/3
        (33.3%) of Lou Nuer, but this time never let history repeat itself.

        All the 6 Great Nuer sections in Unity State are capable of destabilizing the whole Bar el Ghazel in one week. Meanwhile; at the other side of the Nile River bank the other 4 Nuer sections can conquer Bor and Padang in 5 days. One (1) Section comprises of 200, 000 strong shape-shooters and military tactics experts like those of Gajaak are among the 4 sections on the Nile bank.

        Brothers Dinka, for the God sake correct your attitude before your sun set. What you are overlooking right now will next day turnout ugly by the time Nuer said ‘Kaclore’, Big False for Dinka!!! JUST let’s see the future of South Sudan and I am glad Nuer took patient enough by allowing you eat as much as you could and made to Referendum. But remember when the King of Jungle roars all the livings and the earth will shake in quake! Nuer are not happy to see you fall into that looming darkness future but you are forcing them comrades!

        South Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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        • 9 March 2011 08:36, by Bol Deng

          Nyachebe,

          Everybody come back latter and beg us for leadership. How that sound.

          Dr Riek Machar come back after he defect from SPLM spending more than ten years with Jallaba and latter come without any soldier because he escape and come betray his own soldiers that he command against SPLA.

          Anybody who want to defect will still come back because SPLM/A is like mountain that you can not push.

          Do you know why you always come back and beg us after pierec fight.

          We know you will not try it because there will be no heaven for you guys. Thanks

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        • 9 March 2011 15:52, by South Elite Eye (see)

          Dear All,

          Thank to our government for the assault on George Athor. There is no room for impunity in our new nation. I am dead sure that he(George) will be bought to book in matter of days. The war mongers behind him must also pay for their logistical and political support to the shedding of innocent blood.

          To Nyachebe,

          Comrade Riek Machar is rational and there is no need dwelling on the 1991 mistakes and disagreement.
          Let us through our weight behind the GOSS and join hands to erradicate these militia. Athor lost election to incumbent Kuol Manyang Juuk and his rebellion is a coup d’etat to civilian elected government. Nyachebe SPLM/A has over 90% of our support whether Lotuka or Nuer.
          See better is my stand.
          SEE

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        • 9 March 2011 17:15, by Bol Achuek

          Dear Nyachebe,

          You need to be educated about what a success and failure mean basing on your cited examples, with all my energies and efforts, I would like to assure the readers that since I was born, I have never heard of any success being registered by Nuer apart from believing in myth prophesies proclaimed by witchdoctors like Nguun-Deng, Wurnyang etc. The great leaders of Nuer were;
          1. Gai Tut
          2. Abdallah Chuol
          3. Nyuon Bany

          Really look at their political backgrounds during their lifetime, and you will get ashamed for what they had done to the Southerners during the struggle since 1955 to 1983 that brought CPA in 2005. The above mentioned leaders were used by Arabs to kill their own people including their relatives, the Nuer. Is that an achievement??????????
          With due respect, Dr. Riek Machar split / rebelled from the SPLM/A in 1991 when the Southerners were at the peak of their victory (Look up for Dr. Adwok Nyaba’s book on the map which showed some major towns controlled and administered by the SPLM/A before 1991), then he came back shamefully when he caused the death of thousands of Southerners. Is that an achievement, Nyachebe????????????

          Even if we assess and evaluate the number of soldiers that George Athor has, Nuer will be outnumbering the rest of the tribes despite Athor being a Dinka.

          I hope it is time for you to compensate for the loss you had caused to the Southerners during the 21 year of struggle. However, Dr. John Garang must be credited for all his efforts he put in liberating the marginalised people of Sudan, even those who killedd him did recognise him as a great leader of the modern time. He was so sympathetic to all those who stabbed him on the back and pardoned them.

          Political watchdog and Analyst
          Thanks

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    • 9 March 2011 07:49, by Aleu

      Ahmed Chol.

      There is no blame on the GOSS or Salva Kiir, because he had call everyone to returned back as normal to be in Southern Sudan and they were told they are going to reassuming their positions in the SPLA units unfortunately, it did not happen that way, because there are people within GOSS like Dr. Riak Machar Teny who is consistently supporting some independents to make rebellion against same government he is rely on so that these independent including his wife will get a high position like what he had got now. Salva Kiir as a leader of Southern Sudan government had absolutely done his part to welcome all Southern Sudanese oppositions who are selves claim governor, but some of them made it to rejoins in the SPLA and others like George Athor Deng Dut are not buying the peaceful dialogue and guess what, the only choice left is to fight with them and that is why the SPLA have to find them where they are.

      Chol, remember the Southern Sudan’s enemy of peace are always supporting Southern Sudanese oppositions to make destruction in the South part this is why you see Goerge Athor Deng Dut had sign cease fire in his hand in Juba and after when he went back to his base then, his groups Immediately starting attacking the Local people and the polices, so what will you do differently if your Local people and your law enforcement have been attacked for no reason.?

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      • 9 March 2011 08:05, by Quol Quot

        Aleu,

        You can fight, but as country South Sudan will loose its goals. It is up south sudan to create peace by all means. With this war, fail state is looming. it is unavoidable. it is eminent

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      • 9 March 2011 08:09, by Historical Boy!

        Tell kiir to control those who sabbotage the return of George Athor to government.

        Being independent candidate is a democratic right all over the world.

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      • 9 March 2011 08:46, by junub

        Aleu,

        Thanks man for elaborating more to these thugs who doesn’t know the dirty game Riek Machar is playing in the GoSS government.

        This former pro-Arab militia leader is behaving baddly by supporting Athor from within because he knows even though he Athor is from Dinka but killing the innocence Nuer, he do not care because these Nuer civilians don’t supported him anyways, so he wished them kill by Athor because after all his soldiers are 90% Nuer.

        What people do not know is that the day traitor Riek Machar is not in the South leaved alone in the government, will be the day the South Sudan people will smelt peace and unity among themselves.

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        • 9 March 2011 15:19, by choldit

          Are you a Souh Sudanese with a aim to build peace? Dr. Riek Machar is the symbol of Peace in the Sudan and South in particular.

          No one will listen to you while trying to create bad image on Dr. Riek for tribal gain. Instead, I think you are another nationalist posting as Dinka.

          Dr. Riek Machar is a symbol of PEACE!

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          • 9 March 2011 16:39, by Challenger

            Choldit,

            The revarse is true.

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          • 10 March 2011 09:46, by Jurdit Mayen

            The only way to dealt with Athor is to crash him with his stupid forces who does not their people.

            Why should he killed his own people who are from the same county,payam and state.Stop killing and come for negotiation because you are among the recognizes heroes of Southern Sudan.

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      • 9 March 2011 08:56, by Diu J.Kuek

        Dear Mr Aleu

        As in your statement there is no blame on the Government of Southern Sudan or President Salva Kiir Mayardit or his Vice Dr Riek Machar Teny regarding to George Athor Dut rebellion against the GOSS; you the people of Jongeli State need to sit down and find out the way to address the cause and the solution to this complex problem there is fear for the internal conflict within your people.

        The natural hatred toward Dr Riek Machar by some individuals within the Bor community is not working out please find out the peaceful solution.
        Dr Riek Machar never support any independents candidates if you means during the April election he was extensively campaigning for his President and the SPLM candidates.
        Please change your language.

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        • 9 March 2011 09:33, by Aleu

          MR, Diu J, Kuek.

          Listen brother, I am not from Jonglei State but I’m Southern Sudanese native and I think we must have to take care each other as a nation. Killing innocents people in any State or place is not acceptable and I am supporting the whole Southern Sudan’s civilians and the rights of individual to be alive as a human being.

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      • 9 March 2011 15:07, by Genuine Leader

        Aleu,

        if you think Riek machar conspiracy is a big problem in first stage?
        what about Salva Kiir leadership or his personality weakness is not a big problem in second stage?
        Genuine leader,people leader

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    • 9 March 2011 09:30, by Tou Maker

      People need to stop shouting kiir, kiir, but kiir is not able to bring southern sudanese together. Garang trained him only how to shoot guns or kill but he has no experience to manage people.

      welcome goss

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      • 9 March 2011 17:20, by Tribe

        Who trained Garang to be a leader?

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        • 10 March 2011 03:12, by Quol Quot

          God trained Garang to be a leader!

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    • 9 March 2011 23:09, by Atem Tuor

      It was just less than a decade ago that the sound of Modern Machine Guns got pressured and finally silenced in Sudan with the helps of Dr. John Garang. It would be a short-sighted view to wage another Civil War in South Sudan, because the wounded heros are still bearing unhealed wounds in their bodies. I have personally witnessed their vulnerabilities, when I visited The Southern Sudan War Veterans Commission in Juba couple year ago. He who would do advocates for military confrontations rather than peaceful negotiations, is automatically having a bird-kind of brain.

      The 1983-2005 Civil War was controllably brought to its complete stop with the helps of dialogues between the SPLM and NCP. If Gen. Athor is absolutely discontended with the Amnesty given to him by President Salva Kiir, then I urge the SPLM Political Bureau to produces another convincing proposal because our War Veterans need rest and history.

      James Atem Tuor is a former Vice President of The Bay Area Southern Sudanese Community Association, and current General Secretary of Hope With Sudan, a nonprofit organization based in San Jose, California.

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  • 9 March 2011 06:08, by Bol Deng

    Now, everything is going to fine.

    I always says that SPLA must fight these militia. This is great language to them.

    We are not going to report any information about the fight of our SPLA and the rebel forces.

    We will make it public after we capture the entire criminals that Athor recruit from Ayod, Uror, Fangak, Nyirol.

    Let see if they will exist within a month because criminal always listen to the same language.

    Let get away with them and the South will be fine. Thanks

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    • 9 March 2011 15:29, by Genuine Leader

      Deng Bol.
      you are an enemy of people of Jonglei state like Kuol Manyang Gier Chauang Aluong and Salva Kiir George Athor.
      why you supporting war that kill innocent civilians of Jonglei state. for me as a citizen of Jonglei state, i don"t supporting this war because its not for Jonglei citizen interest as both Kuol and George fighting inside SPLA infiltration war between spla inheritage generals and spla rising generals.
      this is clear for every citizen in Jonglei state.
      i don’t support Kuol neither Athor, i want only peace for my people since Jonglei state become weak and leadership-less state and thugs turn it into showering pool.

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  • 9 March 2011 06:13, by Omoni Atari

    To spoken man of criminal Athor,
    why are you lying so much every day? just are the one who promote and encourage dumb ass renegade"Athor"
    you claimed that you killed 165 SPLA soldiers, what a joke!!
    Even SAF/NIF can not manage to killed more than for only two days. It is better for you to say the truth,just say 21 soldiers were killed .

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    • 9 March 2011 09:00, by junub

      Omoni Atari,
      He thought may be his lying will helped them, but hell no it won’t this time because the entire South Sudan is sick of them this time.

      People of South Sudan decided to get their country in July 9 with Athor or any militia in anyway. So let the bustard lied to themselves who are on run but not to us.

      The guy is a big liar that he even laid that it will be hard for the SPLA forces to regroup again after the heavy fight they fought with our army.

      Probably these thugs is referring to their situation that they it will be hard for them to regrouped again to kill innocence civilians as they did, because it make no sense for the SPLA forces to burned to ash Athor’s 6 post and then hard again from our army to regrouped. That’s bullshit.

      Athor’s days are counting down, sooner than later either he will get caught to face the justices in Juba, or his dumb head will be brought dead in Juba. Just like when Chol Barou’s militia head was brought to Itang, Ethiopia before.

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  • 9 March 2011 06:17, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

    Puok don’t fucking lie you lost a lots then the SPLA

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  • 9 March 2011 06:36, by Kim Deng

    Folks,

    Mr. coward Athor and his disciples must be on the run because the fearless Gen. Tiger Bol Koang declared "Kac-lora" on him. Mr. coward Athor was lucky enough because initially, it was other coward Generals who deal with him, but now it will be a different history.

    It’s a matter of time before Gen. Tiger Bol Koang’s forces get him (Athor) dead or alive.

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    • 9 March 2011 06:47, by Hero

      Hi dirty Kim Deng,

      Stop twisting the fact and try to credit your Nyagatism kitchen cabinet out of blue. This duty is solely for SPLA lead by the Mighty Dinkas and they will soon crush him, got it.

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      • 9 March 2011 10:21, by Big Man With Vision

        Hello Guys, Make sure SPLA is one it is not Nuer nor Dinka. to such a thing you are coursing conflict while all of you will not participated. stop that and come down so that we can build our new Nation

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    • 9 March 2011 07:04, by Bol Deng

      Kim,

      You are always body guard of our bad guys,and latter you complain as a victim. The same thing happened when you followed Akuot Atem, Kuanyin, and Now Athor because they gave out food to you Naath.

      Hey, Where is Gatwech? i hope Athor force did not send him to hell in Fangak.
      Lielu bi cieth bany piny re South Sudan. Guan mieth ngo Jallaba.

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      • 9 March 2011 07:16, by Gäär

        Bol,
        Liel muor, gat coar e tharale. do you think Nuer can follow fools. those thugs/kingpins/nyagats/ you mentioned followed us because Nuer leaders were the hardcore separatist during that Anyanya time. they have no options but to come to us. enga jiok lielu bi ruac ni naath egeri mo? how many Dinkas were assimilated into Nuer community as we talk now? doar mi bang mi guan mieth. your Abyei is sold because of greed by your food lovers. nyuuri lielu wii yietka du.

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        • 9 March 2011 07:39, by Bol Deng

          Gaar,

          Ciek de chole Nyakong pal, Kuen ciek de ne Yang che lo guoguo. Engu nyuone wicde ne ngeye naath ken diaal nho duor be kueng thuok de. Ma jin ne guan mieth ya gatluak Maguel.

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          • 9 March 2011 07:46, by Gäär

            guic Thok Naath e jieke mo. /can be ke hoo ba ben ngiec ni doar(Foolish majority). baa ke hoo ba liel jaangni ben tong. wait for the independent. we will see who has got balls in Southern Sudan. daar ti guey ti ci tooc Ngundeng kual ke dit mieth.

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            • 9 March 2011 15:42, by Genuine Leader

              HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
              Nuer languge pretender of Gaar , Bol Deng and Kim Deng. you don’t precise what you means.
              kic yen kedail thok yoa yang kene thok kaanya cang.

              week ci maar e thong e nueric meith kaguec

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      • 9 March 2011 07:52, by Kim Deng

        Jang/Slave,

        Who slaughtered both Quot and Kwanyin Bol like goats in those years if you really know the history as you claim to be?

        Are you saying Mr. Kwanyin Bol was a C-in-C of SSIM/A?

        Oh yeah! your cheap conspiracy is that, whenever a person who appear to be from your coward community Jaang/Slaves acts against Dinka Kingdom, that person must always be supported by Nuer. This is where your poor assumption always base on.

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  • 9 March 2011 06:51, by Ahmed

    South Sudan where a life is worthless

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  • 9 March 2011 07:08, by dotcom

    I prefer peaceful means.

    letting loose of Gen. Bol Kong to pursue/capture Gen. Athor isn’t the right thing to do. this will turn into an hugely tribal war, which is unacceptable at this stage for a country as young as ours. we will look like fools on the face of the world. and this will eventually prove to the world that we are incapable of governing ourselves.

    I’m a worried man.

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    • 9 March 2011 13:04, by junub

      dotcom,

      I supposed you might be paying your crucial times on the said lie of traitor Riek Machar.

      What tribalism are you and the militia leader Riek Machar talking about? Fellow, there will be no such thing because we Dinka know Athor had committed crime and should have to be brought to book to face justices whether alive or dead.

      We have already given the highlight to our Army to do whatever they could do to get rid of Athor in the area, ok.

      So don’t you be panic because no Dinka will be going to Nuer area to seek the revenge for if the SPLA killed Athor. We are open minded unlike the militia people who think killing Athor will bring tribal fight between great Dinka and militia thugs.

      No more games to play with traitor Riek Machar again over militia leader, Athor, in the area to kill our innocence Nuer compatriots.

      Enough is enough with the Fangak massacring.

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  • 9 March 2011 07:17, by Odingo

    War is not the best option to achieve peace and unity.
    The Vice President of Southern Sudan has been given warning not to attack General Athor, but the Dinka leaders including the President ignored the Vice President Dr.Riek is sugustion to pursuit peaceful dialogue with General Athor Deng in stead of military action, thinking that Dr. Riek might be a supporters of General Athor Deng, since he had defacted from SPLA in 1991, no SPLA leaders care about what Dr. Riek said.

    I think Dr. Riek opposed waging war againts General Athor because Dr. Riek believed that this war will turn into tribal conflict.

    Now SPLA Forces attacked peaceful Community of Shulluk thinking that they are General Athor is supporters and very soon SPLA will attack the Force Of General Tanginye or Nuer Community which the SPLA think General is getting support from Nuer.

    Then, what do you think will come next Dinka leaders? What will come next is every SPLA solders will go to his /her own community.

    This war will be tribal war in every state and the 1991 will repeat itself again. Whom do you think will face the consequence of this war alot? I think the people of Jonglei state will be target.If those Dinka leaders don’t take Dr.Riek Machar is advice, this country gona run red with blood
    Thanks

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    • 9 March 2011 07:24, by Bol Deng

      Odingo,

      Please you should not worry because we will not make the fight of SPLA and militia of Athor to the public.

      make sure the information will be disclosed after we chased all militia out in the South.

      We this war will turn tribal or not then who cares. Anybody who want to pursue militia will the victim.

      Wait for just a month and all will be fine!
      Thanks

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  • 9 March 2011 07:21, by Jeti

    South Sudan becoming like Somalia or Afganistan whereby primitive, hungry Nuer are forming something in the name of another Al Shabaab (naath terrorists) in the South. Everytime 100 people die! People are finishing in South Sudan especially Greater Upper Nile region. Great shame on GOSS!

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    • 9 March 2011 07:37, by Kim Deng

      Jang/Slave (Jeti),

      For your info, Mr. coward Athor is not from Naath/Nuer communty, but from coward Jaang/Slaves. Get it?

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      • 9 March 2011 08:11, by Land-of-Cush

        Dinkas

        Yes Athor is supported by Nuer
        and no any dinka behind him, do what every you want to do without knowing who is in the charge of SPLA against Athor even now .We are very sick of you.

        When there is war against athor you say no, and when there is no war you say yes what kind of people are you?.

        Riek Machar is now in Juba and supporting Athor yes what is wrong with that.

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        • 9 March 2011 10:41, by Challenger

          Iam deeply sure that Dr,riak machar is behind all this scenairo,simply because he want to take over of the South Sudan to make it his own possesion with his nuer mallitia,but this mission of his is impossible as a fish survival without water,& as for Athor, he is ignorant of the fact that machar is just useing him as a tool to demolish the existing governership after that he him self will be eradicated completly from the this plant by machar..watch out.
          Anti-corruption.

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      • 10 March 2011 10:01, by Jurdit Mayen

        Let me tell you stupid brothers of Naath,Athor is from Dinka and he has fought for 21 yrs without one day absent from SPLA like your coward vice.Therefore, we will not crash him because we know his participations during the struggle.We just begg him to come for a peace talk.

        Naath, make your tough short against Dinkas, otherwise you face consequence from Dinka tribe.

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  • 9 March 2011 08:14, by dotcom

    Guys,

    It has come to my attention that some of you are not abiding by the house rules. instead of addressing an issue as its rightly reported by our hardworking team, you resort to making unnecessary comments that cannot serve anyone’s interest.

    BE WARNED THAT: we expect decency in everyone’s comments but when extraneous commentary is seen from some individuals, they will be deleted straight away or that member will not be allowed to login. we are not limiting anyone’s freedom of speech but this has gone far beyond the red line.

    I hope you’ll understand

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    • 9 March 2011 08:29, by Land-of-Cush

      Dotcon

      All blaming will be on the web master in this site.
      Because, the web controller seem like he don’t care about how people try to creating differences. That will very soon being consider. Some of writer have try to bear fruits on this site as it is now become popular but, situation force them to get involve in that behaviour.
      One he doesn’t even know this site my get binding at any time according to the rule and laws.

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  • 9 March 2011 08:40, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    There is an evile eleminate people one by one.

    No one will stay in power for ever,who killed people will kill too.

    Everything is not fine coward Bol Deng with your evil Kiir, Gier and Kuol Minyang exterminating Ngok people one by one. NyuonBany, Garang and Kuanyin used to act the same way.

    And remain these Garang group still practice the same bloody murders. the ploice Telar talking in the party with bloody mouth before yesterday.

    Kim and Bol are barking dog’s blood with blood, peace with peace! Those Juba Gangs are increasing risk in the south.

    Tone of liberators
    Nguetbuny

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  • 9 March 2011 08:44, by Bol Deng

    Luelpiny,

    Do you remember what I told you couple of months ago?
    If yes, then that is the same thing that will happen shortly. Thanks

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  • 9 March 2011 09:45, by ayor

    To Nyacheve;
    do you think talking folishily like that would bring any real restive change within our new nation! anyway preach your goddamn goopiness and whoever fools that would listen to you might end up spending so many years in the bush miserably like (LRA)of Uganda!

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    • 9 March 2011 12:12, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      If there will be a disaster to this New Country South Sudan; It will be absolutely accounted to Nuer "naath and Dinka "Monyjang". They assumed themselves as heros of the Country. Power hungry guys. Deveil communities that will affect the entire communities of South Sudan. Why not the Government grant to all States their Independence and drop South Sudan as a state. If independence of States is granted then Nuer will be using their own Nuer language as an official language to govern themselves.

      There will be no hatred, jealousy, enemity and many other evils thinkings and back stabbing to any community.

      States shall make their own relationship based on peacefully coexistence.

      It is all useles to fight for liberation when all South Sudanese People were subjected to oppression, torture and all sorts of Marginalisation by the Arabs ruling cliques when we are not changing and accepting ourselves in matters of politics.

      Both SPLA and Athor’s soldiers are to be held accountable to massive killings of civilians. The game is played by the two teams. The saying is true: "Where the two elephents fight, the grasses sufferred".

      It is the almighty God to look at and punish the black hearts leaders. The blood suckers. Who has not committed atrocities in South Sudan from these leaders who are leading today? Is Athor alone now? Are there no people in the current Government supporting him?

      I imagine that there are people with him in the Government who wanted the power of South Sudan. One commenter here predicted and he actually gave a warning to Dinka boys here by saying " There is something plan between now and 9th July 2011". What is that something?

      The current SPLA is not the SPLA of 21 years of struggle and that is why they always obtained heavy losts.

      Mr. President should actually asked for experienced SPLA soldiers and commanders in the organised forces to go back to the SPLA and lead. Otherwise that scabies should spread from one single part of the body to all parts of the Body which is the Government. Please, take quick action.

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  • 10 March 2011 10:00, by Bor Fortunate Son

    Five thousand dollars reward for any information leading to General Athor Deng family whereabouts

    This is not a message but rather a calling for caring citizens of Southern Sudan and Specifically Jonglei State brothers and sisters who are truly believers of actions rather talking.
    Whether you are educate or uneducated, you should be aware by now how they elites individuals such General Athor Deng, Kuol Manyang and thugs from Nuer and Murle turned what supposes to be holy sanctuary for the rest of Southern Sudanese citizens into MISERY STATE of sadness, sorrow, hungry, corruptions, nepotism, and political instability. You name it and its there.
    As a solution, we students (5 members only) of Jonglei State in the Midwest United States have established SOUTHERN SUDAN CRUSADER INC OF AMERICA (SSCA). This is not apolitical party or army whatsoever but a grassroots organization established to provide funding for the greater cause of Southern Sudan and particular in Jonglei State. As of now, we have decided to put our first initiative into action starting with General Athor Deng. Funding is not an issue, (SSCA) have a network with institutional and ready to provide funding truthfully for any concrete actions and information leading to whereabouts General Athor Family.
    Here at Southern Sudan Crusader INC of America, (SSCA).We sincerely believe it’s our responsibility not SPLA, GOSS, UNMIS or UN only true ordinary citizens of Jonglei State who can bring the long lasting peace and stability to Jonglei State. Our dear brothers and sisters don’t let SSCA down, let make this a reality not a fantasy.
    P.S. I will post the address and telephone sometime by Saturday, March 12, 2011. God Bless all of you and innocent victims of General Athor Deng. Pass on the message humbly and seriously to the rests of our fellow Comrades, brothers and Sisters.
    Sincerely,
    Secretary of Southern Sudan Crusader Inc of America (SSCA)

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    • 10 March 2011 13:42, by Liberator

      Dinka Dominated(__) none & Bor criminals

      You’re simply stupid! Chuol barow was being persued by forces ordered by Nyuon Bany. Jul Kiir was one of the greatest commanders from Eastern Jikany. How could this people raped their own families is beyond any human logic.
      please stay away if you’re defender of Kuol Manyang a genocidal maniac of Taposas and cold blood murderer of all Lou & Nuer SPLA officers who were deployed all over Equatoria regions in early 1990’s. including one of the bravest commanders from Lou Nuer ’Gatwech Kuany’’(R.I.P).

      Kuol Manyang, Salva Kiir are all criminals

      Gier Chuang( a torturer of many recruiters out of Itang,Punyingo, refugees camps and Damidolo district).
      Please there is digital evidences on all these crimes, no one will get away with it.!

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  • 9 April 2011 18:55, by mama justice

    You guys,
    I am shocked by your comments, instead of brainstorming for the peaceful solution you just end up taking side along the tribal lines and blame the SPLM. It seems if some of you are not joking, they might be sick in the mind. My dear if you are in Sudan and you love your country don’t think of fighting to be the solution to solve the problems. I can’t support Athor decision because to overthrow the SPLM is not simple, and he will not make it unless he got support from Khartoum’s government or from some Southerness. It is good to make a rational decision to avoid great lost. Please my dear southerness cooperate and never take any side along the tribal line, I know you faced a lot of problems, which are commons to me and you, but dividing along the tribal line will never solve them. You should behavior like a leader of tomorrow, a good leaders is patience, loving, wise, and concern. Remember in every family there are problems, but what matter is how to solve them. What you are supporting today will never lead you anywhere, please learn from the past especially for those who like giving an example of 1991 ethnic clashes, my dear don’t live on a ’single story’ the by gone is by gone, don’t tell us all your lies, history can tell.

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