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July 13, 2011 (JUBA) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has recommended to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) the admission of the Republic of South Sudan as a new member of the world body while the South Sudan vice president, Riek Machar Teny, assured of the new state’s obligation to fulfilling the Charter of the United Nations.

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South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon addresses the United Nations Security Council after the council unanimously recommended admitting the newly independent South Sudan into the United Nations at the U.N. headquarters in New York July 13, 2011 (Reuters)

The UNSC voted today in support of recognizing the new state and adopted a resolution welcoming the Republic of South Sudan as a UN member State.

The current President of the UNSC, Guido Westerwelle, who is also the federal minister of foreign affairs in the Federal Republic of Germany officially declared the recommendation.

“By adopting resolution recommending the membership of the Republic of South Sudan in the United Nations, we want to welcome South Sudan as the 193rd member in the family of the nations,” he said.

South Sudan’s vice president, Riek Machar, in a statement he delivered to the members of the Council following the passing of the resolution said he was very grateful to the world body on the “most auspicious occasion.”

“At the outset, I wish to convey to the members of the Council the profound gratitude of the people and Government of the Republic of South Sudan for having just recommended to the General Assembly that the Republic of South Sudan be admitted as the newest member of the United Nations,” he told the meeting.

He assured that the new state will abide by the Charter of the United Nations and carry out its obligations to fulfill them.

“By virtue of my President’s letter to the Secretary-­General on 9 July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan has accepted the obligations under the Charter of the United Nations, and has undertaken to fulfill them. The Republic of South Sudan will be a responsible member of the international community, and will respect its obligations under international law. We are working to accede as quickly as possible to all relevant international conventions and treaties, not least those related to human rights.”

Machar said his government was committed to full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), especially on Abyei issue and the other two areas of Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile and including Darfur.

“The CPA implementation process has involved many challenges, and we are grateful to President Thabo Mbeki, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, and Special Representative of the Secretary-­?General Haile Menkerios amongst others for their dedicated work in support of the process. We thank Secretary General Ban Ki-­?Moon for his unwavering focus on the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. We express our appreciation to the members of the Security Council for establishing the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei, and to the Government of Ethiopia for committing forces to this mission. We call for their rapid deployment,” he further stated.

The Vice President pointed out that the new independent state is committed to building good relations with the Republic of Sudan and resolve other outstanding issues that may affect security and peaceful relations between the two neighboring countries.

“In particular, we must agree on mechanisms for continued cooperation, agreement on the remaining disputed areas of the borders, demarcation and mutually beneficial management of the common border, and the final status of Abyei. We will also continue to work together with the Republic of Sudan to ensure that there is justice for the people of Darfur, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile. There can be no stability in either Sudan or South Sudan without a new political dispensation in the Two Areas and Darfur, as well as the full implementation of the Abyei Protocol.”

He added that it was now time to build the new independent state.

“We now dedicate ourselves completely to the task of building our nation,” he said.

The UN General Assembly is also expected to vote on Thursday to officially recognize South Sudan as an independent nation and issue it with a certificate of membership to the world body.

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  • 14 July 2011 08:17, by Mi diit

    well done dr. riek machar teny dhurgon. our flag will now fly in new york.

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    • 14 July 2011 12:48, by SSLA supporter

      Those two naive and corrupt tribal leaders called Reik and Kiir must leave the governing of southern Sudan to strong, brave and influential or visionary leaders such as Professor Diu Chan, Dr. Lam Akol , General Peter Gatdiet, General Gorge Athur Deng, General Gatluak Gai and our spiritual leader, General Abal Bagi Ayeei to lead this newborn nation that requires a gentle treatment not like rough way those SPLM looters like Kiir and Reik have been handling it since 2005!!

      Enough is enough, we can’t continue with Kiir and Reik who are not in full control of their self-centered SPLA/M beasts!! Who are addicted to burglary and robbery since they were in the bush till today!!

      Those demoralized and traumatized SPLM warlords needed to be replaced for things to run smoothly in southern Sudan, otherwise we are headng towrds the Somalization of RoSS!! What different will those naive and wicked leaders make within 4 years in power that they miserably failed to attain in the past 6 years in the office!! Please leave now if love RoSS!

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      • 14 July 2011 13:50, by Young

        SSLA supporter,
        shut up with you fake ideas!
        South Sudan will never ever be ruled by those useless leaders whom you have montioned never.
        Maybe you don’t know their background during the long struggle of our country apart from Athor and Gadet the other are pure Arabs.Infact the guys that you have montioned are all running after their own interest not for the South Sudan,take example why did Athor defect because of elections being rigged.was that his only chance for life.Gatdet claims that because of high corruption he left while he has participate in the government for the past five years because his interests were not met he rebelled.If we lack leaders we better looks for someone in the cattle camp instead of these useless leaders montioned by you.

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        • 14 July 2011 14:45, by SSLA supporter

          Young or caw!!

          Is you to learn how to behave yorself, I can predict your naivety from your stupid classification of northern Sudanese as Arab, do you really know what you are talking about or you are just running your mouth like Pagan and those of Malak Ayuen!! Son,learn more about Arab world and you will find out how ignorant you are not to know about the reality of such great people!!

          Civil war was between Sudanese people alone and didn’t include Arab world as some of your stupid SPLA generals claim!! do your homework and find out the truth for yourself rather than to allow those to feed you with boldshits!!

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          • 14 July 2011 19:43, by Young

            SSLA supporter
            I will not blame you for the comments you have been making since joining this site you have been trying supporting your husbands Arabs together with so called Lam Akol and failed.what will you do now that South is independent?whatever this Arab-traders in Khartoum did to you will never be known by us just follow them and you will come back confused.to hell with you i hate you blacks and white-arabs for life.If you’re not stupid can you montion Lam’s names rubbish.

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            • 15 July 2011 01:40, by SSLA supporter

              Young!!

              Son, you seem not to be well-informed about Arab as race, I insist!! otherwise you are speaking out ignorance!!

              You people need to civilize yourselves about how to debate politics without taking things personally, if you think you are too emotional to handle some of controversial topics or issues raised up or debated on this political web-site then I advise you to quit rather than terrorize and abuse people in order to discourage them from speaking out their minds or opinions genuinely, because we will not stop criticizing the embezzlement or looting of public funds by your relatives in the GoSS, we will not hesitate to advocate for our poor and uneducated masses whose lack of education is being badly exploitted by those self-centered leaders in the GoSS!!

              We will speak out loudly to expose their tyranny and bulling of our people to the wide world while supporting it with military intervention or action as it has been initiated by general Gatdeit, Oleny,Adalbagi Ayeei. and Gorge Athur who have already started to force your corrupt regime to surrender and adopt the rule of law and not that of the jungle as it is applied by SPLA/M syndicate!!

              I believe you were born during the civil war and was brought up in the
              refugee camps in Eastern African countries, before your relocation to abroad for resettlement by UNHCR, you never had a chance to study in Sudan and thus you didn’t learn Arabic language and Arab or Islamic civilization and culture, you never sat for Sudan School certificate that explain your blind resentment of Arab as a race.

              I am sorry you are one the traumatiized war children, or orphans or any disability or disadvantage that affects you directly, but son it is ridiculous to hate all the Arab race simply because of the crime committed by some individuals that is not healthy at all, try to think about it and you will realize that you are victimizig them for nothing!! Dr. Lam is not going any where he is a southerner and he will remain southerner whether you like it or not, and one day him and professor Dew Chan will one day rule southern Sudan I hope you wil not kill yourself!!

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            • 15 July 2011 09:50, by Wundit

              to brother Yuong
              why are you wasting your time with woman calling her self SSLA i think you need forget her, unless you are not engaged by some others commitment she is a victim of hunger leave her alone.

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      • 14 July 2011 18:10, by Ayuen deng

        I knew you are the supporter of rebel leaders who want to lead south sudanese to the bush again, may blood of people who were kill by the rebels hear what you are saying.

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      • 15 July 2011 04:55, by kulea

        this is a bad dream please pray hard may almighty God can give you a future dreams than this one

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    • 14 July 2011 13:56, by Mading Makuac

      Dear Mi Diit,you shouldn’t thank Riek Machar because he is the
      killer .He pretends to be a good leader but nobody needs him
      in that position.

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      • 14 July 2011 20:28, by Ayuen deng

        Stop thinking about the past because it will not help in this forum,Dr Riek is our leader now and he is commited to save the people of republic of south sudan.lets write something to unite us but not what will divide us .

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  • 14 July 2011 08:46, by Nhomlawda

    Well done VP with your team.
    Make sure seasoned politicians are appointed as Ambassador and Deputy Ambassador to the UN.
    There will be a lot of curiosity about the new nation and how it will be voting in the UN Assembly. Many blocks in the Assembly will be lobbying for South Sudan votes and that require well informed Ambassador and Deputy Ambassador to handle that pressure without embarrassment to the young nation.


    In order to achieve lean government, the following ministries should be the ministries of ROSS.
    1. Ministry of Defense
    2. Ministry of Interior
    3. Ministry for Finance and Economic Development (Financial and Fiscal Allocation Commission should be merged here)
    4. Ministry of Justice
    5. Ministry for Foreign Affairs
    6. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (Irrigation should be merged here)
    7. Ministry of Health (HIV/AIDS Commission to be merged here)
    8. Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
    9. Ministry of Technical and Adult Education
    10. Ministry of Transport, Roads and Railways Development
    11. Ministry of Mining and Petroleum
    12. Ministry of Trade and Market Development
    13. Ministry of Energy and Industrialization
    14. Ministry of Housing, Public Utilities and Urban Development
    15. Ministry of Water, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystem Protection
    16. Ministry of Environment and Forestry
    17. Ministry of Wildlife, Tourism and Hotel Industry Development
    18. Ministry of Communication (Telecommunication, postal services, and internet to be under this ministry)
    19. Ministry of Information and Media Development
    20. Ministry of Labor and Human Resources Development
    21. Ministry of Government Affairs (combining Ministry of parliamentary, cabinet and presidential affairs)
    22. Ministry of States Affairs (combine all various state coordination offices in Juba and deal with other GOSS and States linkages)
    23. Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport
    24. Ministry of Cooperatives and Rural Development
    25. Ministry of Women, Child and Disabled Welfare
    26. Ministry of Land and Settlement
    Important Commissions
    1. Public Service Commission
    2. Anticorruption Commission
    3. Human Rights Commission (Public Grievances Commission and Employees Justice Chamber to be merged here)
    4. Investment Authority (Ministry of Investment to be downgraded to Authority)
    5. Humanitarian and Resettlement Commission (Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management plus SSRC to be merged into this commission)
    6. Demining Commission
    7. Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Commission,
    8. Public Employment Pension Fund Authority (to deal with retirees and their maintenance)
    Presidential advisors should be reduced to four only.

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    • 14 July 2011 08:52, by Akibon

      Nhomlawda,

      Why do you waste your time saying something that is a common knowledge to all.
      Can a government be formed without those ministries that you stole from previous government and paste it here?
      Ee website ne aya luel ya ce thioong yic ne koc bec nhiim.

      Stop all that shiit!!!!

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      • 14 July 2011 09:09, by Nhomlawda

        Akibon,

        Check them critically; they are not the same Ministries except few (sovereignty ministries). Many ministries have been merged and many have their names changed. It is done so to help Gogrial kitchen cabinet in getting external ideas on how to re-organize bulk government into a lean and service delivery focus government before they begin confusing the president with their ideas of Ministries without Portfolios.
        What am not sure is whether or not the Gogrial Kitchen cabinet really follow social media websites for ideas and public opinions on government operations.

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      • 14 July 2011 09:15, by Liberal

        Dear Abikon,
        thanks for comment.
        Let’s pity him because he does not know what to write.

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      • 14 July 2011 15:08, by Msudi

        Akibon,
        why are you so negative in all your responses on this website.
        Nhomlawda was just pointing out what needs to be done to form a lean and broad based government rather than maintaining the current structure of the government we have here in Juba.
        Any way I cann’t blame you since your name means vagina in Turkana language
        Kweheri

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    • 14 July 2011 13:27, by SSLA supporter

      Nhomlawda!!

      Request!!

      I heard some rumours that in order for you to be employed or appointed in any of those Ministries you have just enumerated, you need a dinka friend as a backup, So, could you please recommend me to your Dinka government to nominate me for the ministry of money or that is a red line which shouldn’t be crossed!! So that I can remove that baldly head of that Lemur called Garang who has no right whatsoever to be honoured this way as if he was the father of this nation called Jinub El Sudan, and replace his scary head that has been illogically put on our national currency with that Guukur or yang or muck nyejock etc of the animals in the Nuer land because they are better than that baldly head of that baboon called Garang!!

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      • 14 July 2011 13:33, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        If you don’t have a respect to people than simply you don’t respect Gatat yak as your gang leader.
        gatat himself do respect people including South Sudan president Kiir.
        How about you?

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      • 14 July 2011 14:44, by Nhomlawda

        SSLA Supporter

        I am enduring Juba economic hardship by spending my money to get internet and time thinking and posting those ideas online to help South Sudan at large not Dinka in particular.
        Am not a fan of GOSS either.
        I’m an independent expert making my money through skills sales; not associated with GOSS and its corruption machinery.
        Go and look for those who told you GOSS appointments are done through Dinka friendship to tell you more details on key personalities to contact.
        I know Riek Machar and John Luk Jok are Salva Kiir’s friends when coming to GOSS work and especially key appointments from Nuer Community. Consult any person close to those guys and present your name to them for GOSS ministerial or commission or ambassadorial appointment.
        I thought you do not need GOSS ministerial appointment for you are already employed by Peter Gatdet as SSLA Director for propaganda based in Khartoum, just waiting to be Minister of Information and Media Development if GOSS and its security machinery do not crush your aspiration for a Naath Nation less Dinka centric.

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        • 14 July 2011 16:27, by SSLA supporter

          Nhomlawda!!

          Well, if your are against GoSS and it’s corruption then why don’t you want to join us in the SSLA to change that corrupt government of Kiir and Reik Machar to rescue our people from their tyranny and corruption!!
          !! I doubt your intentions anyway. Mr. Kiir’s advisor for security affairs, Enjoy your power, ours shall follow very soon!! Gatdied is coming!!

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      • 14 July 2011 14:56, by monykuc, Southerner

        Dear SSLA supporter,

        South Sudan will end up in mere jealousy and power wrangling instead of building new nation and delivering of social services because of the satan that had been planted among them by parasite like you. I do strongly believe in the next couple of years the president of South Sudan will either come from Equatoria or Upper Nile but we will not gang up against him/her that he is Nuer or Equatoria.

        This mentality and primitive ideologies of accepting a leader who comes from your tribe has no any benefit in this modern world. Your comments represents you like semi-illerate intellectual and fool by definition simply because people like you cannot work for promotion of tribalism among the decent citizens of South Sudan. I do believe beyond any doubt that you cann’t be a minister or anything in your life with senile brain. whether by hook and crook or by connection you will never ever be minister unless you change your mindset and be loyal to your leaders because there is no existing government with recognition and approval from God. Dr. Garang is human being with human weaknesses but i do find it difficult to critize him for his great achievement.

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        • 14 July 2011 16:11, by SSLA supporter

          Monykuc southerner!!

          That message was not intended to emotional fools like yourself and Marco A Weck but to internationals like those of Nhomlawda, who know how to debate without rage!! I am sure you can’t even read the program that I studied let alone understanding its meaning!! Is not you to determine what I will be in the RoSS, simply because you don’t have control over me mate mine your business and leave political debate to those who can handle it.

          Mate, continue to respect those thieves in the ROSS and maybe they will empower you, that is your own mentally and capacity of thinking good for you but don’t expect others like me to think like you simply because we are two different personalities! Go on kiss their butts and let you be rewarded by them.for I am taking different strategy which is to confront them and force them to change their tyranny against my people and corruption of our public funds!!

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  • 14 July 2011 08:51, by George Bol

    Instead of talking behind the opaque Riek who contribute nothing,then let thanks SPLM/A for their great services other we have not talk about everthing in the RSS now.

    We shoud be forwarding our sincere message to our SPLM/A for their great liberation they did to help us see this independence day. May God bless them for their patriotism, we have really understand the important services that our SPLA and SPLM plus our dedicated leaders during the difficult time.

    If we have no our heart that help us offer lives at the time where there is no water,no food,no heavy weapons, no shielter,no medicines ,and many more,then we would be under the mistreatment of the khartoum regimes till the next of hundred years in the Sudan.

    I almost shed tears to when i reflect back the difficulties when experienced during the bush. I strongly believed that our SPLA has brought us something to the table-the independence.Yes our generation have lost their lives on their ways to Bilfam and Bunga under the militia and the diseases as well as the hunger and the thirst but we the land compensate their lives. we have made a huge histroy and the world have know it in the July9th where our people rose their flag around the world.

    Once again, let thanks Koryom batallions( Agreb, Zendie, Adiit,Cobra, Lion, Tiger, jamus, Timsa, Raad,Elephant, Jamal, bilfam etc), Muor Muor batallions( Tuek Tuek, eagle, Nil, Shark,Gol, Beshiir, Zal zal1, kazuk, etc), Intifather( ger ger, Adungek, Mijil, Mukter, garangdit, Ariathdit, KonAnok, Koryom2 etc), and Red army in Dima and panyido trained in Ethiopia and in the South.

    Dear brothers and sisters, this liberation was not just agift,we fought for it and we all lose huge lives for our land. Thanks alot may God bless the entire citizens of South Sudan-the dead or alives.God will help us resist the remaining issues while also strengthening our self in developments

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    • 14 July 2011 09:16, by Mi diit

      george bol,

      well what i know for sure is that riek machar teny dhurgon’s history has boldly written itself on hard stone and no body can succeed in denying it. he is for sure the undisputed chief architect of the vision to independence of south sudan.

      since he joined the splm/a in 1984 from london, uk, only some months after its formation in may 1983 he immediately became the head of splm/a office in addis ababa, ethiopia, and then trained in bonga and militarily deployed where he fought a courageous fight in mid 1980s as spla zonal commander in upper nile region. His forces which he directly commanded engaged in fierce battles with the current president of sudan, omer basher in unity state when basher was still brigadier general and commander of saf forces in unity state before he became president in 1989. riek machar’s battle wounded basher on his leg, a thing not done by any other commander in spla to wound a brigadier general of sudan army. that was where basher felt the war and promised riek machar on the phone that if he would ever get chance to rule sudan he would end the war himself. two years later basher became president.

      riek machar’s forces captured melut town in upper nile but was denied reinforcement by william nyuon and kerubino kwanyin bol through the influence of late john garang. As a result riek machar lost the town to saf forces after running out of ammunitions.

      riek machar championed self determination in 1991.

      riek machar signed khartoum peace agreement with basher on self determination for the first time in the history of sudan. because john garang refused to join peace, the agreement did not succeed to organize the referendum as the fighting was still going on. riek decided to rejoin first with john garang and bring him to the peace process on self determination as the first protocol while garang should remain the leader of splm/a if he accepted the vision of self determination as the basis for peace between north and south sudan. it happened in January 2002 and the first protocol on self determination was signed in july 2002.

      riek machar mediated between john garang and salva kiir when the two quarreled in rumbek and almost destroyed the peace process as kiir was threatening to overthrow john garang. riek successfully defused the quarrel and made john garang to sign the cpa.

      riek machar successfully and skillfully implemented the cpa with basher and ali osman as the head of high committee in splm who implemented the cpa.

      riek successfully carried salva kiir across the river as his vp for the last six years. sespite kiir’s weakness in many areas, he made sure he was always there to do the work for him and reach independence of south sudan.

      even foreigners know a lot about his achievements. this is why when he was asked by the bbc interview during the independence celebration that how did he feel now that his objective of 1991 self determination and others have all been achieved and south sudan is an independent nation, he just replied that he was so happy that self determination is finally achieved through the 1991 move and could only regret the unnecessary loss of lives among civilians that also came as a result of achieving the golden objective.

      so, whenever we speak of his contributions they all have great quality and the good thing is that despite other jealous views against him, riek machar never bother to talk of his achievements because he knows they will speak volume by themselves when the dust is settled.

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      • 14 July 2011 09:33, by Nhomlawda

        Mi Adit

        Do not console people who have wounded us during our hard fought liberation struggle.
        Educate yourself on SPLA/M vision I dropped yesterday so that you should not hold those irrelevant and falsified achievements of people like Riek Machar and Lam Akol whom our hearts were just watched from their bad deeds by SPLA/M vision that delivered us ROSS few days ago.
        Let us continue to celebrate our ROSS birth before reminding us about those dark days so soon.


        John Garang portray is the only approved human portray to be in South Sudanese Pound as long as South Sudan Republic lives.
        For those nyagats who still do not understand SPLM/A Vision during the war; SPLA/M vision for united secular democratic Sudan was designed to achieve the following:
        First, John Garang had learned from the failures of Anyanya I rebellion separatist vision and decided to launch his war under united secular democratic Sudan vision to bring together all marginalized and freedom loving people of Sudan against Islamic fundamentalists that had hijacked Sudan from its rightful people and system. John Garang knew his vision would bring war to the north and the Islamic Fundamentalists will respond to threats of defeat by reforming Sudan based on the principles that formed SPLM/A vision. Secondly, John Garang knew that Islamic Fundamentalists in Khartoum will be at the brink of defeat through that vision and will immediately get rid of South Sudan by giving its independence to save North Sudan from secular and democratic system and the rule of majority.
        Republic of South Sudan was achieved through SPLA/M vision of united secular democratic Sudan which the north saw as a threat to Islamic foundation in North Sudan and therefore decided to get rid of South Sudan to reduce troubles threatening to destroy Islamic foundation of Sudan.
        John Garang portray in South Sudanese Pound will remind generations to come that their freedom was achieved through SPLA/M under John Garang vision of united secular democratic Sudan; therefore denying those crooks and unscrupulous individuals who always want to rewrite history in their favor like the Nasir 1991 attempted coup d’état ring leaders and their supporters.
        Nasir faction gangs did not understand that trick of getting South Sudan independence through united secular democratic Sudan vision of SPLA/M. The lack of understanding of SPLA/M vision by Nasir faction gangsters and foreign interferences in a successful movement made them caused havocs in 1991 just to discover the truths after six months of mess and surrendered to the enemy humiliated.
        John Garang and his unshakeable deputy (Salva Kiir) followed that vision through and now we had gotten the second option of the vision which is the Republic of South Sudan.

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        • 14 July 2011 10:17, by Catch 22

          Nhomlowda, you are an outright liar and attempting to rewrite history by disinformation.

          It is not Bashir who gave south Sudan its independence. It is the south Sudanese people who voted for independence. It is amazing how some idiots would like to attribute the independence to characters who were inconsistent. If SPLM was truly aiming at liberating south Sudan only, then we owe the people of the Nuba Mts, Blue Nile and Abyei an apology, because our action can only be interpreted as duping and betrayal.

          Lets’ take the facts as they are

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          • 14 July 2011 10:46, by Nhomlawda

            Catch 22

            South Sudanese voted after they were given rights to have that vote and their own army to protect that right should circumstances change. Where else can you have two independence armies in the same country if you are not preparing for gradual separation? So note that separation was accepted by powers in Khartoum when they inked CPA giving GOSS rights to own and equip its army.
            Second, the people of Nuba, Blue Nile and other parts of the north were fighting for the first option of the SPLA/M vision which was not achieved and therefore, giving way to second option of the vision to be achieved.
            South Sudan and SPLM/A do not owe people of Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and other parts of the north any apology for they were fighting for the first option of the vision which failed to be achieved.

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          • 14 July 2011 11:04, by harry

            Catch22

            South Sudan voted for separation not independence.South Sudan was not under colonial rule of North Sudan to get its independence, but it separated due to marginalization policies of successive regimes in Khartoum. South Sudan has never been a separate country when England invaded the whole Sudan, but it was one country known as Sudan before even England invasion. Therefore, South Sudan got its separation, not independence.

            Harry,

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        • 14 July 2011 14:14, by dakin

          John Garang’s portray may not remain on RSS note or it may not be the only portray in South Sudan currency as long as RSS lives simply because that note was designed by a human not God!!!!

          I personally do not have any problem with it but we should be fair minded at least when we refer back to our long struggle for SELF DETERMINATION or LIBERATION OF SUDAN to put it precisely. Garang died a unionist but that doesn’t deny him recognition too. I don’t know why some sick people try to alter history!!
          All of us would definitely love to have full control of our historical country Sudan,yes I was a unionist until the CPA but..... 2.5 millions lives wasted without any major town in South Sudan to show for. What liberation?
          You must try a different strategy!
          Riek signed KPA that would ensure self determination and Garang refused to take part and so it didn’t materialised, you see!
          There were so many negotiated peace agreements btwn SPLM AND NCP namely ABUJA 1and 2. They failed too.
          There could never had been a CPA without Garang and Riek coming togather,people South Sudan coming togather. But the question is where did the SELF DETERMINATION
          PROTOCOL comes from? Don’t ask me for it. And if one could argue that he didn’t change his mind, maybe he voted for unity.

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          • 15 July 2011 06:31, by DANDHEL

            Dakin and the likes!!!

            You guys will carry John Garang in your pockets wether you guys like it or not and your children’s children will do the same too.

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        • 15 July 2011 13:35, by Mi diit

          nhomlaiwda,

          stop that primitive argument of yours. how can united sudan vision result to separation of south sudan without an exit strategy like self determination???

          you have proved to be primitive really until you quickly explain more on how???

          i am waiting for your explanation nhomliawda. without self determination how can the north give away south sudan without that vision to facilitate it??? please reply quickly, or else i will just take you as immature in politics.

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          • 15 July 2011 21:32, by Nhomlawda

            Mi Dit
            Self determination was tried by Anyanya I and II but failed to mobilize people within Sudan who were marginalized by Khartoum but not part of South Sudan. Self determination also failed to gain popular support from neighboring countries that saw it as a bad precedence for Africa.
            When John Garang started SPLA/M, the first group to be destroyed was anyanya II staunch champions of South Sudan separation who do not want a sugarcoated vision to achieve popular support for South Sudan cause.
            SPLA/M as envisioned managed to gain popular support which Anyanya I and II failed to gain through their narrow vision plainly put as separation of South Sudan from rest of Sudan.
            In simple term, SPLA/M vision of united secular democratic Sudan was meant to get support both within and outside Sudan to bring military pressure close to the centre of power in Khartoum to force them to accept comprehensively negotiated settlement to the problems of Sudan. SPLA/M knew at the negotiation table issues that could have scared away SPLA/M groups in the north but benefits the south could be tabled for consideration. That is where self determination idea was to be brought up and agreed upon.
            Idea of self determination was not a new thing to South Sudan during SPLA/M liberation struggle but it was an impossible request without strong military standing for South Sudan to force that interest through as the best way of settling civil wars between South and North Sudan.
            Anyanya I asked for self determination but it was refused because they had no serious power to force it through.
            SSIM of Riek Machar asked for self determination but he was denied because there was no strong military standing to force it through.
            SPLA /M asked for self determination and got it because SPLA/M has both the political backing and military standing to force self determination for South Sudan through.
            In conclusion, self determination for separation was known to be the best option of settling none ending civil wars between South and North Sudan but the modality of reaching it had to be changed since two attempts were made for that goal but failed to achieve significant results.
            Separatist movements hardly get support globally; examples are the Cabinda movement in Angola, Bakassi Peninsula group in Cameroon, Katanga group in DR Congo and many others in Africa and the world over. These groups had fought for several generations and now still fighting for independence from their mother countries but they are not getting their demands, at least in a foreseeable future.
            If SPLA/M had changed its vision to fight exclusively for self determination of South Sudan as Riek Machar wanted, South Sudanese would have not gotten independence by now.
            Just ask yourself why Riek Machar failed to get bullets for the guns he took from SPLA/M main stream, leave alone securing new guns; it was because no one wanted to be seen supporting separatist movement in another country while suppressing their own diversities that require great autonomy or independence from their central governments.
            Always think big, narrow worldview always achieve none or little success in complex issues such as dividing nations’ territories.

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            • 16 July 2011 05:55, by Mi diit

              nhomliada,

              you are ignorant about your own argument. it doesn’t make sense because you also dilute it with more lies. anya nya one did not try self determination. they tried separation as such. there is a big difference between outright demand for separation and the vision of self determination to democratically facilitate the separation. do you get that.

              again, if splm only fought for united sudan to appease and mobilize support from all marginalized, then its vision was therefore hijacked and would have ended up uniting sudan on new basis. self determination was the only vision that facilitated separation and without it as a twin vision there would have been no what we called south sudan independence today. please understand issues correctly. otherwise you sound naive...

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        • 18 July 2011 09:51, by Monydit

          Bravo Nhomlawda,

          These Nyagats ( Riek, Lam and jalaba called Taban ) normally like to be leaders always that is why they broke away in 1991 and it took them years to realise that there is nothing coming out from Omer Bashir, when things turned ugly they came back and cause alot of burdens, they promoted primitive civils to the high ranking army officers when they were nyagats that is why we have many general consumming public funds without qualifications.

          They should not talk when they failed to achieved anything, it was a blessing that they failed to liberate the south through their movement ( SSIM ) otherwise other tribes would not been considered in everything starting from the government to civil services.

          It is good for them not to complain because where else in the world those of Riek, Taban, Lem and the primitive so called Matip could be leaders if not in South Sudan?. What I hate most is their lack of appreciation.

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      • 14 July 2011 09:37, by choldit

        Thanks a lot Mi diit for honestly telling the history associating with Dr. Riek. There is nothing in those points you made that is not true. Like I said in my previous post, everyone knows the contribution Dr. Riek made during our stay in the bush that is why it is hardest to attack his credibiity when it comes to who fought successful opers.

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      • 14 July 2011 09:58, by Land-of-Cush

        Mi Diit

        Teach them but they listen with their eye and read with their ears. So it will take you two decades before they understand about anything relate to Riek Machar.

        Keep talking always about Dr. Riek Machar and his Nuer is meant cowardice; let it remain in their heart like chronic decease or HIV/AID.

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      • 14 July 2011 11:54, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

        Dear South Sudanese,
        From now onwards let us forget the primary nature and character of Soul during the spread of Christianity AD.It is no matter how an individual opposed the start of the struggle but matter comes how an individual ended up. Soul became Paul and was a leading preacher of Christainity accross the continent. Riek Machar and People like Lam Akol could be like Paul. Now we are in a New Republic of South Sudan and we need to build a nation free from tribalistics comments and aim at improving our faces, heart, attitude, eyes and ears towards a better future where the whole world recognised our long suffering for this course.
        Please make your comments to reflect your own National Anthem and the Flag of your New Nation.
        Do not let devil lead you into desert.

        Peter Gadet,Gatluak and George Athor are still being held by the devil. Maybe, 40 days are not yet over for the devil to free them.

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      • 15 July 2011 07:08, by Dhalaluaak

        Midiit/Mitoot,
        You are absolutely wrong.When the SPLA/M took up arms in 1983,Riek and Lam were lecturers at the university in Khartuom.They were not involved in underground movement.Riek didn’t joint in,in 1984 but around september toward the end of the year 1985 some few months to 1986.He came first to visit Garang in addis ababa and lied to him that he will help Garang to provide boots and khakis with exception of guns which he clearly stated he cannot afford to bring.But later he came back with empty handed,breaking his promises.

        Your other lie is that,you said Riek was the only Spla commander who wounded a brg...Omer but Commander Kuol Manyang captured and killed in 1989 a geneneral who was a higher ranking SAF than Omer Beshir and Peter Panom Thanypiny who also captured a general by names Abdel Magjub in 1989 also, a notorious man who run his mouth a lot despite his being a prisoner.His attitudes led Bol Madut killed him on Raad-Buma road in 1991.I personally met Abdel Magjub in Gilo three on june 4,1991.

        I attended Riek mazara on April 1991 when he started his defaction.He is not the champion of the CPA because the CPA was negotiated while he was in Khartuom.He came back to the SPLA/M in 2002.Some other issues were dealt with and signed before he came.If i lie,you can read whether you will find his signature.Non of his ink was wasted to sign anything.Except his his fake peace in khartuom which was not recognized by the world but Garang’s peace was well recognized in kenya.Riek himself told Taban Deng that let go back to the SPLA/M.They are still our People,they will ecept us if we go peacefully and they did.There are six signatures only signatures brought us this republic without Riek’s signature.
        another

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    • 14 July 2011 09:26, by choldit

      I am greatful for the change in behaviour that happened to some of my coleagues in this forum. Thanks to you guys! this webiste is a front face of our nation. Therefore, behaving responsibly is important.

      George Bol, you sounded someone who had been in front but you seem unwilling to accept Dr. Riek is one of the heros when come to fighting Jalaba. Recall that fact that Dr. Riek was one of the frontline commanders in SPLA. And NO one is better than him when it come to who did successful operations. That is why many doing attack his military record.

      Please George, follow your freinds in accepting change in heart for the sake of our new nation. Let face the world with new strategy. Thanks for understanding.

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      • 14 July 2011 22:08, by AdierCien

        In The Name Of The Trinity God Amen

        Choldit

        You’ve just deceived yourself hoping that South Sudanese have forgotten the atrocities your cde Dr Riek did to them. No sir, they are not yet but provided he is serving now in the government he has been opposing since then it is ok, we respect him and not beyond than that position.
        There is no need for you to force people in to supporting him. They know who is he when people look back and think about their beloved sons and daughters who has got disappeared in the hand of our leader. They came to realise is the same person, the wolf in sheep’s image. I am very sure they know him.

        Almighty God, Forgive Our Sin And Serve Our Life From Hell.

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        • 14 July 2011 22:45, by dakin

          AdierCien,
          I doubt whether you are a christian because your reasoning is in conflict with the Bible!!! Go to your mother if you don’t have a pastor and learn
          N.B. I am not to advice you

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          • 14 July 2011 23:02, by dakin

            Now don’t get angry with me Adier.... You have no self respect at all for the Religion.... Shouting Trinity without deeds will not save you from hell! Next time you come here try something!

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            • 15 July 2011 14:14, by AdierCien

              In The Name Of The Trinity God Amen

              dakin

              My believe has nothing to bribe my people to cover up a person whom I knew yesterday.

              Personaly Dr Riek Machar is a leader but he has tarnish his reputation in the face of Southerners.

              Don’t blame me, don’t blame Junnubeen you blame VP Riek because of his disloyal to Southern communities.

              The question is, why do kills life?

              Let him apologize to Jang and Jieng communities for what he did to them during dark time and then shall be given a chances to be their leader.

              I Work In God’s Guardian No Doubts About That And I Work For The Interest Of Southern Sudan.

              Sorry for the late reply.

              God, We Look Forward And Seek For Your Help. Give Us Peace And Unity In Our Nation South Sudan.

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              • 15 July 2011 21:42, by dakin

                Adier,
                Maybe you need to apologise to our 2.5m people who died in the name of liberating the whole sudan because you had voted for separation!!!
                Arguement...arguement!! Just to confuse the general public while you guys in Gogrial continue to loot the country in the name of dinka and now trinity!!

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  • 14 July 2011 09:27, by Abyei Soil

    Thank you Mr VP Dr Riek Machar for assuring Abyei issues to the Unite Nation Security Councill [UNSC]. It is the fact that if Abyei did not given a permanent status then largely will affect both two neighboring countries ie South Sudan and Sudan.
    This is a change a Khartoum Govt need to pay much attention in preparing for these changes and whoever ignore this will be dramatically changed forcefully.

    There is one thing I want to argue on your comment Mr Nhomlawda, Ministry of Information and Media Development is inclusive of Ministry of Communication and Technology.
    This Ministry of Science and Technology in some other countries is just a branch of Ministry of Information but if we are to create opportmities for jobs and employment then you are right.

    I beg to co-operate.

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  • 14 July 2011 11:03, by Wanibuluk Ciciliba

    Dear Nhomladwa,
    You have jot down a technical line up of the ministries, I appreciate it but the problem lies between who is alligned to the President not qualification if I can see it.
    You are right about apointing ambersaders and ofcourse they should be people with intergrity and professionalism and respect for diversity if at all they will be appointed soon.
    I expect the new Nation to be governed using Paul Kagame’s style of zero tolerance to corruption which has pushed Kigali to be the first cleaniest City in Africa just because of unity and hard work accompanied by THE LOVE for their Country, this method will give us the correct answer and huge respect in the UNSC and the General Assembly including the world.
    Machr talks like a president......gues....what next?...

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    • 15 July 2011 06:29, by Kapmooth

      It is celebatory that our new nation has been admitted to the United Nation. Congratulation Southerners.

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      • 15 July 2011 06:48, by Akaai

        The admission to United Nations come with many challenges which we all must face with resolve.
        We liberate ourselves but the second liberation should begins against democracy and peace.

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