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Warrap youth start massive recruitment in defense of South Sudan

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By Julius N. Uma

April 15, 2012 (KUAJOK) — The young people in South Sudan’s Warrap state on Saturday announced their intentions to embark on a voluntary mobilisation recruitment and sensitisation program as part of efforts to defend the country’s territorial integrity.

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Supporters of SPLM take part in a rally in support of South Sudan taking control of the Heglig oil field, in Juba April 13, 2012. (Reuters)

The one-month initiative, according to the youth coordinator, will
target all the six counties of Warrap where all ‘Gelweng’ (cattle keepers) will be required to join hands and work in collaboration with the state leadership.

The mobilisation of young people to join the army and paramilitary forces has been occurring on both sides of the Sudan-South Sudan border in recent weeks as the two countries clashed along their shared largely demarcated oil-rich border.

“Today’s youth and their entire community across the country as you all know still face several challenges, including insecurity internally and externally. As such, we view this youth initiative as a platform for them to identify these challenges and devise remedies to address them,” Morris Mabior, the initiative coordinator told a youth rally in the state capital, Kuajok.

South Sudan youth, according to the 2008 housing and population census, account for nearly 70 percent of the population.

As part of the youth drive, about 12 initiators, including 20 representatives from the organised security forces from within the state, will make frequent travels to the counties to mobilise people in at county levels.

“We believe this Warrap state youth for voluntary mobilization recruitment and sensitization will provide a unique platform for dynamic exchange of views in a series of interactive discussion sessions,” Mabior remarked.

The youth leader, however, expressed worry that the mobilisation campaign, expected to commence in a few days, could be hampered by poor security and road networks as well as the existence of land mines in some parts of the state.

Addressing the second National Liberation Council (NLC) meeting last month, South Sudan president, Salva Kiir, instructed governors from border states, including Warrap, to mobilise the members of the public in the wake of continuous aggression on South Sudan territory by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF).

Juba says that in response to an attack on by SAF on Unity State it took control of the oil-rich area of Heglig on Tuesday. Heglig like many other areas along the 1,800 kilometre border are claimed by both sides. Khartoum denies attacking South Sudan and intends to retake the area militarily.

Paul Akol, the chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) youth league also urged the youth all over South Sudan to defend the nation, when called upon.

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  • 15 April 2012 09:34, by Waucity

    Don’t forget about mobilization recruitment to produce food, remember how many died of hunger during civil war...This is the most important part. Thanks.

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    • 15 April 2012 09:36, by George Bol

      Waucity,

      OOOOOO My God! Coward from Congo

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    • 15 April 2012 09:39, by Chok Deng

      To Waucity
      You are right but how can u produce food in this situation brother? Let us defend this nation first,women and children can produce food at this critical time.

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      • 15 April 2012 22:20, by Mi diit

        Yes mobilize yourselves to fight like men and not just talk, talk and talk for pure publicity and disappear. There are some others like Akol Paul who only wear uniform for publicity and disappear. He never fought a single battle since he came from Jalaba in Khartoum in 1997.

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  • 15 April 2012 09:35, by Chok Deng

    Warrap OYee,SPLA OYEE,Junub Sudan OYEE,Bravo Warrap’s youth,your readiness and message is understood by the World in general and Warrap in particular.Go ahead with your preparations.
    ’’Jur mathiang abuk thiok ka pir bii man ping kek wun’’

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  • 15 April 2012 09:54, by wang

    Tooooooo-ooo many thanks to Warrap state youth. We also needs the governments officials from Juba to get their ass to Jongeli State where I recently have been and try to mobilizing those jobless youth so called white army from Lou-Nuer, Murle and Dinka to join our brothers and Sister who are putting their life on line in seeks of our be-lovely South

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    • 15 April 2012 10:14, by Ruach

      Victory is certain.All of these youths were soldiers unlike untrained Arabs mobilized to come and face trained soldiers of RSS.War is not new to these youths unlike fake Arabs donkeys coming.Death to fake Arabs of North Sudan.South Sudan Oyee!

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    • 15 April 2012 10:20, by Dinkawarrior

      Chok you’re so such witch! Why are you trying to create the problems among our people while we all united against the common enemy? “Jobless youth so called white army from Lou-Nuer, Murle and Dinka” Do you think those youths from Jonglei state had nothing to do with Panthou war? If you get your ass there, you will find them in Panthou (Heglig)!

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      • 15 April 2012 12:12, by Chok Deng

        To Dinka Warrior
        You read my comments first man,b4 u insulted me,try at least to be civilize,i never ever comment on tribal basis like u.If u have something else about me, then say it clearly than to stab me at the back.

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      • 15 April 2012 12:20, by Loko El Pollo

        DINKA WARRIOR YOU MISTAKEN WANG FOR GEN CHOK DENG.PLEASE APOLOGIZE TO HIM.

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        • 15 April 2012 12:28, by Chok Deng

          To Loko
          Thanks brother,for making clarification to DinkaWarrior.

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  • 15 April 2012 10:20, by Northern Sudanese

    oooooooh we are so scared ohhhhh SPLA is sending us Youth inorder to kill us OMG we are sooooooo scared of those youth they look so scary OMG i wanna cry now!!!!!!

    LOL hahahahahahhahhhahahahaa

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    • 15 April 2012 11:10, by Akuma

      You sacred, I really detected it here right, that’s why you jump out in Panthou like frogs.

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    • 15 April 2012 14:28, by Deng

      Mr. North Sudanese,

      As a matter of fact, you are loosing time on the internet, I suggest that you join your brothers in Khartoum desparatly looking for US currency. The Sudanese pound you have now will loose 70% or more of its value within a week, Hyper inflation has already hit your currency due to shotdown of heglig. Worst is to come yet! This is just a warm up.

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    • 15 April 2012 20:56, by P.K.M

      N. Sudanese,
      You don’t have to tell us that you’re so scared, we have already seen it in Khartoum that the youths are escaping northward but the security is detaining them by force!

      If you’re not in Khartoum right now then you need to call somebody up there to give you the confirmation of the situation.

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  • 15 April 2012 12:28, by pabaak

    Thump up for the Warrap Youth, it is important this initiative to include not just three state border the North but all ten states of South Sudan. Its important our lawmakers has to learn something from this development onward, there is need to make law that will allow compulsory military service in our schools, this will safe guard our the country for the long run

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  • 15 April 2012 12:42, by somebody are Tonj

    It’s funny how initiatives like this are only taken when we are under threat from the North, GOSS should always make initiatives like this a priority. But I’d like to see how this works out on an internal basis in our county mostly.

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  • 15 April 2012 17:32, by Anti Dinka’s

    Good job guys
    we will never ever going to have peace
    if we don’t Fuck all Arabs wanna be up TO Khartoum

    Death to Tehran/Khartoum + Riyadh

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    • 15 April 2012 23:52, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      @waucity

      You chose to be an elder that advice people? This war has come in our time at a right time when we have energy,the foods that they’ll uses to supply their Majahideen will be our supply tøo coz we’ll be removing it by force from them,and our women and young-like boys-gals will do harvesting for themselves.i lauds Warrap Youth immensely for their courages and determinations.

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