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South Sudan to build its first oil refinery in Warrap state

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By James Gatdet Dak

October 2, 2009 (JUBA) – The semi-autonomous region of Southern Sudan has embarked on building its first ever oil refinery in Warrap state for its huge oil reserves as the clock ticks towards referendum on secession in January 2011.

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The Khartoum Refinery installation (Xinhua)

Sudan currently produces more than 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day which bring tens of millions of US dollars on daily basis from the international market.

Most of the Sudan’s oil is produced from the oilfields located in Southern Sudan while the current country’s refineries are all located in Northern Sudan.

98% of Southern Sudan’s overall revenues that constitute the annual budgets for the region come from the 50% share of the oil produced in Upper Nile and Unity states in accordance with the 2005’s peace deal between North and South.

In its Friday meeting chaired by the Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the Council of Ministers passed a resolution on the project for building the oil refinery in Southern Sudan that will be located in a place called Akon in North-western Gogrial area of Warrap state.

The project was initiated and presented to the cabinet meeting by the Minister of Energy and Mining, John Luk Jok.

The huge refinery project which is expected to take about three years to complete from the date it kicks off at the construction site will begin by establishing a Joint Venture Company (JVC) with any oil companies interested to partner with the government, finding financiers to fund the project and then JVC finally signing a contract with a national or international company that will implement the project on the ground.

According to a press statement by the official spokesperson and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Paul Mayom Akech, the crude oil that is targeted for refinery will be extracted from Block 5A oilfield in Unity state.

To transport the crude oil to Akon refinery site, Minister Mayom explained that the Company will also construct a pipeline of some hundreds of kilometers long from the Unity state oilfield.

Mayom said the Government of Southern Sudan will have the biggest share in the $10 million worth JVC ownership body and the share will be represented by the Southern Sudan indigenous Nilepet oil company.

After formation of the JVC and securing of funds, the Company would then advertise the project to any interested national and international companies that would be subjected to competitive bidding process and out of which a winner will sign a contract with the JVC to technically implement the project on the ground.

Tens of thousands of indigenous people of Southern Sudan are expected to benefit from the project as they will be employed to do most of the labor work at the construction sites.

The cost for implementing such an expensive single project is not yet known, but may run into billions of dollars.

The Council of Ministers also directed the Minister of Energy and Mining to discuss the possibility of building refineries at the sites of the oilfields in Upper Nile and Unity states with any major oil companies that may be interested.

The semi-autonomous region earlier resolved to also embark on a separate project to build an alternative pipeline from Southern Sudan to Port Mombassa in Kenya for transporting the crude oil to the international markets.

Currently the crude oil from Southern Sudan is being transported to the international market via Port Sudan in the far North-eastern part of the country through the thousands of kilometers long Chinese-constructed pipeline.

Mayom said the Government stressed the importance of indigenizing the operations of the oil sector so that “Southern Sudan is not caught up” in case it chooses secession in 2011.

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  • 4 October 2009 07:25, by Dinka Boy

    Great job.
    In fact, we need this kind of development in the South so the country will have their full market share in their oil revenues. This will eliminated North fade back revenues that they gave to South and they took the larger share of oil revenue.

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    • 4 October 2009 08:20, by Gatwech

      Dear readers,

      There is something fishy in this project. The oil refinery is supposed to be built in Unity state where the oilfields are and not in Warap state. Another one can also be built here in Upper Nile state where the oilfields are. Warrap cannot qualify to be the location for this oil refinery unless GOSS wants to act like Jellaba.

      What happened to John Luk Jok? Why did he choose Warrap state? Was he to bribe Salva Kiir so that he keeps him in the position of being the minister of Energy and Mining at the expense of the people of Unity state? Is he happy to see the people of Akon in Warrap state benefiting from the construction of the refinery and not the people of Unity state? Or was he forced by the President Salvatore Kiir to take the refinery to his (Kiir) home state? Was something from the Unity state’s 2% believed to be given on charity basis to Warrap state by Governor Taban Deng Gai not enough for him? This is a selfish decision. It is not acceptable.
      I hope the project will be changed with other projects in Unity state or Upper Nile, the rightful owners.

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      • 4 October 2009 08:54, by Gatwech

        "The Council of Ministers also directed the Minister of Energy and Mining to discuss the possibility of building refineries at the sites of the oilfields in Upper Nile and Unity states with any major oil companies that may be interested."

        I like that paragraph above. These should be the projects that can be rightfully owned and can be implemented with less capital without necessarily building that long pipeline. It can also complete sooner than that unholy three years refinery project of Warrap state. Dr. Riek Machar should not apply generousity by ruling that fishy project of Salva Kiir/John Luk in their favor.

        Southern Sudan is already caught up, Mr. Miniister Paul Mayom. January 2011 is just 14 months away. I thought the project should have been initiated and implemented since 2005 or 2006 instead of eating and looting the money as if no body knew the project was needed before 2011 referendum. Shame on GOSS!

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        • 4 October 2009 09:24, by Dinka Boy

          Dear Gatwech and Thieliny,

          I thought that building the oil refinery in Warap State is far away from tribalism.
          There might be some qualifications whereby Minister of energy and mining choose that site.
          I also believed that its was fabulous to be located their because Unity and Upper Nile are very close to the North border( enemy)and that will not make those two the right site.
          Second, Warrap is one of the South Sudan States whereby we as Southerners could have full access.
          Third, the building of refinery in Warrap state is the draft
          ,and if minister of energy find the suitable place better then Warrap, then they will built another oilrefinery. for example, if they find Akoba or Nasir as their suitable site, then Ministery will abuilt another refinery there since we have a lot of oil in Southern Sudan.
          Please jealousy will take us nowhere.
          Thanks

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          • 4 October 2009 12:14, by Abyei

            Dear BigBoy,Well done for your reply such comment by Gatwech and other guys on Warrap state ,to build Refinery Oil around South Sudan is not the cases or bad,the case is how will you fight your own people’s for the cattles to steal,If they built oil refinery weather in from Abyei to Kaya from Awiel to Kapoeta are still it’s for all our benefit wherever they build it still ours don’t worry and do’nt differeniate the tribesim,back to Mr:BiyBoy sometime people think stpuidly such Jalabi and thier husband Busta 2 to complain for no reason!Let them think like human being and acting good way!!!

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          • 4 October 2009 12:16, by Abyei

            Dear BigBoy,Well done for your reply such comment by Gatwech and other guys on Warrap state ,to build Refinery Oil around South Sudan is not the cases or bad,the case is how will you fight your own people’s for the cattles to steal,If they built oil refinery weather in from Abyei to Kaya from Awiel to Kapoeta are still it’s for all our benefit wherever they build it still ours don’t worry and do’nt differeniate the tribesim,back to Mr:BiyBoy sometime people think stpuidly such Jalabi and thier husband Busta 2 to complain for no reason!Let them think like human being and acting good way!!!

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          • 4 October 2009 15:20, by Kass

            Mr Dinka boy

            you and your dinka clans continue to steal other Southerners and try to justify this by the ’’common enemy theory’’. So,no wonder if you trace the dinka’s comments in this website you can hardly find a message from them without mentioning northerners, arab,jallabah and islam. I think the earlier the southerners realise your tactics the better for them; and I think they should continue challenging the dinka, because the fought against the north dominance not to fall for the dinka dominance, arrogancy and blackmailing.

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        • 4 October 2009 13:41, by Tut Kun Nyuot

          HOOO Gatwech,Kim amd others
          Oh God i thought we are presnted in Goverment,i thought poeple are there for us and entire citizens ,Dr.Riek and Luk must be carefull,what is different betwent Arabs plans and this plan, What is wrong with Bentiu soil for construction, Oh God how long shall poeple milk us without feeding us ,and when shall Nuer leave selling thier own resources,Let me not get discoursge i know Bentiu citizens will fist died before the consruction, I know poeple like Bull in Bentiu are not sleeping , Where the oil in Warrape .and why do we fought Arabs and lost lives of many

          Tut

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      • 4 October 2009 15:51, by Mr Outspoken

        To Gatwech

        Warrap does have oilfields, as a matter of fact several of them were discovered with in Warrap state recently, beside they don’t just belong to Warrap state citizens only they belong to the whole south... i don’t know why we southerners put everything in racism...we should drop that agenda and move on, and act civilize for change.....

        Outspoken

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        • 4 October 2009 16:07, by Gatwech

          Outspoken,

          Don’t lie. There is no oil in Warrap state. It is Abyei oil that they call their oil.

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          • 5 October 2009 13:22, by Abraham Chol Marial

            Dear brothers who are complaining serously about the allocation of oil refinery to Warrap State.
            There is simple things, that we southerners should forget here.Let us always think positively rather than be negative all the time what i mean is this if is located in Warrap it’s does not matter as long it is in the South it is not as far as port Sudan like current system where by you don’t have access to, but in Warrap you can go and visit the site as much as you want.Let always thinks as southerners not on tribalim basis which could not lead us any in this world.Dear friends a every where in our belove South Sudan is oil and this refer to whoever thought there is no oil in Warrap, that is totally a big NO,Recently oil was discovered in Lakes and Warrap State that is BLOCK 5B IN LAKES STATE AND 5A IN WARRAP IF YOU FAMILLIAR WITH THE NEWS IN WHOLE SUDAN.All the oil revenues will benefit all the Southerners in South when it is build with Southern Sudan tertory.

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      • 4 October 2009 22:02, by murlescrewed

        Nyawitch,

        You pathetic and think of everything in terms of tribe. This is decision is not by any government authority but a Joint Venture Company that will be part of this development.

        Why would John Luk bribe President Kiir? John Luk serves at the pleasure of the president and can be expected to carry out his duties.

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      • 5 October 2009 02:33, by Aduol Liet

        Gatwech.

        I belief you have learn nothing in School beiside the Southern Sudan and its oil which have been discovering within Sudan Country. First of all, I am not going to tell you everythings that I knew about Southern Sudan oilfield that have been discovering before signing Peace Agreement, but I got to tell you that,your concepts you guys thinks the oilfield is only relocated in Upper Nile Regions that is absolutely very wrongful concept. There are many oilfield being discovering in Southern Sudan, but I am not a liberty to tell you everythings that I know about our enrichest Native land of Southern Sudan but keep in mind that, an Upper Nile States is not the only location of oils.

        Secondly to this, if that is truly the Southern Sudanese people will eventually vote for her Independence nation then, it doesn’t matter for me whether the oilfield will be transfer to Eastern Equatoria or Bhar al Ghazal Regions or remain unmovable from the Upper Nile Regions however, the unreset insecurity in the whole of an Upper Nile States can make sense for all of us to support the GOSS Ideas to move that Oilfield refinery in to Warrap State where by the Bhar al Ghazal States and the people of that Regions are more capable to maintaining the security. I am strongly belief that, the SPLA/SPLM Movement have successfully because of the Bhar al Ghazal Regions and their effort commitment as a warriors Regional make Southern Sudanese people proud of them and we must appreciated them rather than being unfriendly to Salve Kiir Manyardit who have not took any step back until the time for Peace Agreement arrived.

        Thirdly, I do not like this Refinery to be taken to Warrap State either for just one reason. As many of you don’t know the disavantage when the oilfield Refinery has been relocated near the Community. For example, in 1989, thousand of Dinka Ngok in Upper Nile have dies because of oil Refinery exposing them therefore, I am one of those whom might against transfering oilField Refinery to the State of Warrap in Bhar al Ghazal because of the above mention, but since I am Native individual who have no power in GOSS to stop them then, I couldn’t be able to block the Vice president of Southern Sudan but I don’t real want oilfield Refinery to be there any way.

        Final, Gatwech you need to understand that, Neur officials in the SPLA/SPLM/GOSS/ are killing each other just because of small money and you can look this 2% since the signing this oil production at Unity State and look they got only 2% from their oil while the billions dollars have been taken a way by the Sudan government to buy war weapons and war airplanes from Russia and China government, can see the big different now.? You can tell that 17 Southern Sudanese got killed at the oilfield in Upper Nile in Unity State and the case was between governor Taban Deng Gai and deputy chief general Mr, paulino Matip Nhial and if you really want to know it then, you will find that, the argument between them was including this small money from oil and the past Khartoum bitter relationship among Neur itself during the SPLM Nassir still contribute to that caused fighting in Unity State. You guys need to open your minds and be honest to others Southern Sudanese citizens when saying something otherwise, being supporters of recently Nyagat attached Bor in Church act criminal will make no different with the Turkana people in Kenya.

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      • 6 October 2009 15:51, by Timloc

        Dear readers
        iam sorry for what arab lady said.
        i don,t know where were you when Warrap state/ greater Bahrel ghaal struggling for the benefit of south sudan?
        How do you know that warrap state is not qualified if you are not an arab lady.any way i will not belame you since you came from khartoum where you don,t know who were they people struglling last time.Arab lady! you are dem lady really.your pargraph given an example of jellaba made you to be called an arab lady.

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    • 4 October 2009 09:34, by lulang Olivian

      Dear fellow souhterners

      This looks a new start for development but where it starts is questionable.

      warrap state is the same state has lake state-any thing coming up good they will burn it down.

      since it is in dinka land let us give it a taste and see thereafter.

      I have not believed that anything good will come up in Dinka land-dinkas will never embraces development but burn down development efforts

      Lulang

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  • 4 October 2009 07:33, by Rambang Deng

    Why should we waste money trying to build a pipeline from current oil production areas of Upper Nile and Unity State to Warrap, a distance of hundreds of kilometers away?

    Are we not doing what Arabs did in the past by taking jobs away from local community (Greater Upper Nile in this Case) to Warrap, Greater Bhar elGazal?

    Oooop! I forgot that it’s a favor for Banydiit (Banylueth) Salva Kiir Mayardiit. Looooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!

    Rambang Deng

    Bentiu, Unity State

    South Sudan

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    • 4 October 2009 08:02, by babadit

      Dear all , let’s not put our greed ahead of us ! there is still more plan to come for southerners.
      that is just the beginning of the wealth in the south being used by the southerners themseves.

      NEVER WORRY YOURSELF BIG ONCES ARE ON THE WAY

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    • 4 October 2009 08:05, by Jamakala Ladu

      Haahahaa. Do not make it as a joke brother, you can be right but there is little notion behind that, I think the government came up with that idea of opening oil field in Warrap because of the place(Unity State) is very near to the boader between us and arabs. Therefore, they might be fearing that arabs, evil actions may arise any time and may be destroy the life of our important people with that oil. This is some thing arabs people fond of by burning the oil pipelines when they become losers. For example, Saddam Hussen did it in Iraq in 2003 during it war with united states of America. So just calm down I think the people of Unity can still go to Warrap since there is movement of people like Nuer are now in Equatoria and some other parts. Just what I would like to add too is that, leave your reckless manners and you will see that south will be in peace. Finally, Oil is not good to be mined where i am near to, it is bad and those who doesn’t know it badness will say "our job is taken away" but it is not good and even those who are living in Akon will not like it.

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      • 4 October 2009 08:24, by Jeremiah Mach

        Rambang and Jamakala,

        I truely appreciated your comments guys, Rambang, you made a point, i thought the president is tranporting jobs close to his home area, but Jamakala has also answered my feeling citing the tension that will remain between South and North as perhaps a reason to have the refinery site to be constructed in Warrap States. I think, if we dabate our issues; we will be able to advance our cause peacefully. But Rambang, your point is not out of question, if security issue is the reason number one, then we have to keep debating that because we have more reasonable places to have the refinery machine built, for example, we are not going to export the oil through Chad or CAR, but through Kenya. so there is need to move the site eastward.

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        • 4 October 2009 09:12, by Gatwech

          Common guys,

          Insecurity issue with the Arabs does not qualify Akon of Gogrial in Warrap state to qualify. Akon is even nearer to the border than some other counties in Unity state. A county far from the North-South border among the nine counties of Unity state can be selected to address such fear. But I don’t even think that was the reason for selecting Akon. It was purely an understanding between John Luk Jok and Bany Salva Kiir Mayardit to take the jobs to Kiir’s village. This should be condemned. SPLM/GOSS should not immitate or copy what Arabs did in the 1980s.

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          • 4 October 2009 09:33, by Dinka Boy

            I know their Mind set.
            Dear brothers and sisters, they( Thieliny&Gatwech) simpely want oil refinery to be built in Bentiu and that is it. If Malakal, still they will make noise.
            They are people of chaos in the South.
            Thanks

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            • 4 October 2009 11:04, by Rambang Deng

              Dinka Boy;

              Yes, we have some concerns about John Luk Jok Ruach choosing Akon. Akon in Warrap State is Northward than most Unity State counties, for example, Panyijier county of Door-Nyuong Nuer, Southern Unity State.

              John Luk Jok Ruach, Taban Deng Gai, James Kok Ruei, Thomas Duoth Guet, Simon Kun Puoch and many Nuers, are doing a dangerious appeasement to Kiir Mayardiit, but we are watching them very closely.

              Did they forget the doomed fate of formers leaders from Nuer who were trying to appease Garang Mabior Atem Arou in expense of Nuer lives such as William Nyuon Bany, John Kulang Puot, Jock Puoch Maar, Koang Banypieny, Manyal Kueth, Panom Thanypieny and others like them?

              They all went to hell and those leaders will have the same fate in the hands of Nuers comes the judment day in Southern Sudan when the Naath will say, ’E kaac lora, ba ko liel jaang ni ngoth en wale’.

              Taban Deng Gai is taking our 2% (percent) oil money to Kiir and his loafers in Bahr elGazal.

              Luk Jok Ruach is taking our oil refinery project to Kiir’s home village of Akon.

              Thomas Duoth Guet, James Kok Ruei and Simon Kun Puoch are working hard day and night to betray and humiliate our leaders in exchange for positions from Jaang led ghost (GOSS).

              No one has ever get away with Nuer blood or interest in his hand.Period.

              No thanks

              Rambang Deng

              Bentiu, Unity State

              South Sudan

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              • 4 October 2009 11:25, by Dinka Boy

                Dear Rabang Deng,
                Be riel Nuer ngoth ke wale/ mut.
                Nuer ne guang mith, be liel duon ngoth.
                Cie liing.
                Thanks brother for your inputs.
                Bentiu is not the right site because there are a lot of crininals around the states.

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                • 4 October 2009 11:53, by Rambang Deng

                  Dinka Boy;

                  Bi guach mok Dinka Boy! Loooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!

                  Thanks

                  Rambang Deng

                  Bentiu, Unity State

                  South Sudan

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            • 4 October 2009 15:22, by Kass

              Mr Dinka boy

              you and your dinka clans continue to steal other Southerners and try to justify this by the ’’common enemy theory’’. So,no wonder if you trace the dinka’s comments in this website you can hardly find a message from them without mentioning northerners, arab,jallabah and islam. I think the earlier the southerners realise your tactics the better for them; and I think they should continue challenging the dinka, because the fought against the north dominance not to fall for the dinka dominance, arrogancy and blackmailing.

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        • 6 October 2009 16:17, by Dily

          I hope that all of you who are basing their argument on the geographical location of Warrap as opposed to Unity refer to map of southern Sudan carefully.

          Warrap and Unity state are located on the same geographical position adjacent to north. So if you are trying to use map as the reason, you will fool nobody here. For good reasoning, you better use the Equatoria region as the safer place to establish such factories; or else, stop telling lies.

          But the most important aspect of this argument is that government of southern Sudan overstep its jurisdictional mandate. After 2011 referundum, the country will go federalism---more power will lie on states as opposed to central government. No state will agree to have its resources managed in another state—including the refineries; and minister of energy can not decide on behalf of people of unity state---that is just a fake statute.

          I believe the governor of Unity State and the current Minister of Energy, who are currently playing bride and blackmailing, will be long gone by then.

          This project is just another scheme from those who would like to cheat the people of southern Sudan from their resources. They created this project just to award their big oil company friends in the expense of ordinary southern Sudanese people. This project will never work. As one writer noticed, the time is up for 2011 and there will be no enough time to implement this project. This is just another April Fool.

          For all of those who are stealing the country’s resources, your time is up. Shortly after the referendum, oil revenue will be entirely owned by states not GoSS. The states will send 25% to the central government and retain 75 %. If you need oil, go to Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei—and become our citizen. Please make sure that you behalf accordingly.

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    • 4 October 2009 08:55, by Biliu

      Thank you very much S.S.Gov, this step will ensure a great benefit to the southerners and promote social economy development in the region, business of our own oil should be conducted by our own people instead of those whom are stealing most of it, thank you SPLM leadership for such a step, we are expecting more from you,I know you are up to the challenge.

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  • 4 October 2009 07:38, by Nile

    Now this is what I call " the good news’ but wait a minute? will GoSS actually start building oil refinery with this rampant killing in south Sudan? don’t get me, building oil refinery has self interest in mind, but I doubt the seriousness of those officials. because the first thing they need to be doing right now is stop the insecurity situation then after anything is possible.

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  • 4 October 2009 07:38, by oshay

    What an idiotic move, vintage Dinka. When Southerners are starving and dying from diseases, the typical SPLM decides to build an oil refinery instead of schools, hospitals and job opportunities.

    God I hope the oil runs out.

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    • 4 October 2009 07:54, by Jay

      Yes, for Oshay it’s terrible news. This is just one step forward for South Sudan.

      Oshay, you’re welcome to South; we will hire you to work for us instead of you hiring those fools using their own wealth to kill themselves.

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    • 4 October 2009 08:03, by Hardlinner

      that is part of investment you slow witted arabs slave.
      no one can let himself to starve to death when there is job to do.
      schools and hospitals can not be run with little capital. but in order to increase the quality of education and health, you need to invest the little you have in order to run those thing.

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    • 4 October 2009 08:06, by Jeremiah Mach

      Oshay,

      I think the government of South Sudan is doing what it could to tap out the national resources to alluviates the suffering of the people.

      The fact that, you opposed what need not to be objected represent something else about you.

      How can we get the money needed if we are going to build schools and hospitals?. you have to spend money to get money, the refinery site will provide thousands of jobs to the locals and refine crude ready for sale.

      How on earth can any nation with a huge reserve of oil should rely on foreign firms to refine it own product?. The fact that current refinery site is in the far North made you good, and when the SPLM decide to have it transfer to the South hurt you. Anyway, South has already decided to opt for independent and must construct its own site.

      Thank you

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    • 4 October 2009 08:11, by babadit

      I always wonder how some of the contributors like yourself fail to understand what it mean by the word "DEVELOPMENT" in southern sudan . please my Dear brothers and sisters , do not turnish the image of Junubin with your unpatiotic contribution without analysing the problems that we have here.
      Make sure that you write something subtantial to readers around the wourld but not traditional hate between Dinkas,Equatorians and Nuer of whom all are southerners

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    • 4 October 2009 08:13, by Jakok Loakloak

      What is wrong with Bentiu town? when will you ’others’ cease craving over this blessing. Why not build it in Unity or Upper Nile for ease of transportation; or at least Ramchell (center)? O I foregot! some wants to immitate Arabs..

      jakok

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      • 4 October 2009 08:39, by Jay

        Jokok, think beyond your own ethnicity interest, you have no idea of what will happen in 2011, the places you claimed to have the refinery built might be in a war zone.

        Strategically, you have to think one or two steps a head of your foe.
        Calm the tribal interest down for a while.

        You don’t need those valuable assets to go up in flames.
        The top SPLM/A command had the knowledge of what they are doing.

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        • 4 October 2009 09:20, by Gatwech

          Jay,

          Insecurity issue with the Arabs does not qualify Akon of Gogrial in Warrap state to qualify. Akon is even nearer to the border than some other counties in Unity state. A county far from the North-South border among the nine counties of Unity state can be selected to address such fear. But I don’t even think that was the reason for selecting Akon. It was purely an understanding between John Luk Jok and Bany Salva Kiir Mayardit to take the jobs to Kiir’s village. This should be condemned. SPLM/GOSS should not immitate or copy what Arabs did in the 1980s which is one of the factors that caused the recent war between North and South.

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    • 4 October 2009 11:19, by Wal P Muoranyar Biet

      Jealousy, Jealousy, that’s all you got Mr. O’shit! When you have limited amount of seeds, you don’t eat them, you grow them so that they multiple then eat some. At least that is how we Dinka do it.

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    • 4 October 2009 12:54, by Otong

      Oshay,

      You are stupid jealous Northerner, this got no think to do with Dinkas it just interest of people of your common enemies Southerners.

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    • 4 October 2009 16:35, by Mr Outspoken

      To oshay

      You are the damndest damned fool and idiot i now in this web...the reason of building this oil refinery is not to worship them!!! but to generate sufficient funds to build schools ,hospitals and create jobs opportunities to the citizens of south..

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    • 4 October 2009 23:11, by Francis

      Oshay, Gatwech and other dumb

      I wonder how you gain knowledge of writing English, wasn’t waste of your entire whole time in life, why should I comment like this, is because you are like a monkey that has a capacity of learning only seven words and their minds would be block, meaning no more ability to learn more.

      Your stupid seven are:
      I. Food
      II. Women
      III. Dinka
      IV. Writing
      V. Blah, Blah
      VI. Looting
      VII. Eating
      Please I would advise you to learn more because empty vessel make noise and add the Arab in your new words if you might think you got capability to learn more.

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      • 5 October 2009 08:57, by Rambang Deng

        Francis;

        Nuers are hard workig people and we don’t sell our kids for food to Arabs. You Dinka loafers did it all the time by selling your kids to Arabs for just only about $50 dollars and you lied to European charities later that they were abducted when in fact you Dinka sold them to Arabs for food.

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  • 4 October 2009 08:21, by Gatwech

    Dear readers,

    There is something fishy in this project. The oil refinery is supposed to be built in Unity state where the oilfields are and not in Warap state. Another one can also be built here in Upper Nile state where the oilfields are. Warrap cannot qualify to be the location for this oil refinery unless GOSS wants to act like Jellaba.

    What happened to John Luk Jok? Why did he choose Warrap state? Was he to bribe Salva Kiir so that he keeps him in the position of being the minister of Energy and Mining at the expense of the people of Unity state? Is he happy to see the people of Akon in Warrap state benefiting from the construction of the refinery and not the people of Unity state? Or was he forced by the President Salvatore Kiir to take the refinery to his (Kiir) home state? Was something from the Unity state’s 2% believed to be given on charity basis to Warrap state by Governor Taban Deng Gai not enough for him? This is a selfish decision. It is not acceptable.
    I hope the project will be replaced with other projects in Unity or Upper Nile states, the rightful owners.

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    • 4 October 2009 08:56, by Jeremiah Mach

      Gatwech,

      You have to have critical thinking before you jump to the conlusion. The most important point you should first seek to know is the reason as to why construction site is choosed in Warrap State instead of accusing Luk Jok of bribery.

      Well, am not from Warrap but i like the oil to be refined in Unity State to generate jobs for the locals like we first want it to be refined in South Sudan to provide us with jobs unlike in the far North which only benefit the Arabs

      If South opt for independent according to the forcast i saw, then the issue of refinery location should be debate live in an open enviroment.

      But at the moment, i think the primary reason minister Luk choosed Warrap rest with security concern citing the border between Unity and the North.

      These does not put your opinion out question, we are going to export the product to Kenya not Chad or CAR, so there is a valid reason to have it built somewhere else rather than Warrap State because we need Kenyan’s port of Mombasa as a gateway to outside market, and closest State to Kenya and also good for security reason is not Warrap or Unity State. The possibilities of choosing a new site apart from Unity and Warrap State are there if security issue was the reason.

      You got a point, but you need an interllectual instinct to say it out.

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      • 4 October 2009 09:31, by Gatwech

        Jeremiah Mach,

        I have already done my intellectual argument unless you failed to understand it.

        Insecurity issue with the Arabs does not qualify Akon of Gogrial in Warrap state to be safe. Akon is even nearer to the border than some of the other counties in Unity state. A county far from the North-South border among the nine counties of Unity state can be selected to address such fear. For example one of the Unity state counties inhabited by the Nyuong-Nuer clan borders Ramkel in Yirol of Lakes state which is at the center of South Sudan. Why didn’t John Luk select that location if it was because of insecurity in Bentiu? But I don’t even think that was the reason for selecting Akon.

        It was purely an understanding between John Luk Jok and Bany Salva Kiir Mayardit to take the jobs to Kiir’s village. I should blame John Luk because he is the GOSS minister of Energy and Mining and the one that initiated and presented the project to the cabinet for approval. This should be condemned. SPLM/GOSS should not immitate or copy what Arabs did in the 1980s for selfish gains. This issue was one of the factors that caused the recent war between North and South.

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    • 4 October 2009 09:08, by Monyde Bai

      I’m really tired of these myopic ethnocentric Nuers such as Gatwech, Thieling, Rambang, Kim Deng and many others. These are dead men walking who have no understanding beyond blind interests of their Nuer tribe.They think that oil in Unity state, Upper Nile and Jonglei belongs to Nuers and must be used for the interests and benefits of Nuers only what a shame.
      They even failed to notice that both Unity and Upper Nile have considerable communities of Dinkas let alone Jonglei where Dinkas are the majority in the state. To them these Nuers dead men walking, they think that Nuers should own the oil in states where Nuers are including Jonglei where Nuer are minority to the Dinkas.
      In Upper Nile and Unity states, Nuers are the leading majority and Dinkas are the second majority whereas in Jonglei where there are lots of oil, Dinkas are the majority and Nuers are the second majority. I know these brain-dead men are going to dispute these facts.Before you stupidily or blindly wrangle with these facts, these Nuers brain-dead and dead men walking should consult the recent census.
      Oil refinery is just fine at Warap state as more will be build in Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile states.

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      • 4 October 2009 09:43, by Gatwech

        Monyde Bai,

        Your inherited lies harm Dinka reputation and make your culture inferior to that of Nuer.

        1) Who told you that the Dinka are majority in Jonglei? These tiny so-called Bor-Dinka whose settlements cannot even go beyond 50 kilometers are even less than Murle or Anyuak tribes of Jonglei. The poor guy Aruai Chol tried to forge their number during the census but still fell short of that of that of Lou-Nuer alone even though he added them up with those small community of Nyarweng-Dinka. What if the population of the other three major clans of Nuer in Jonglei is added to Lou-Nuer such as Gaawar-Nuer, Laak-Nuer and Thiang-Nuer in Jonglei state. Please lies make you people look inferior. Stop them!

        2) The small Dinka communities in Unity and Upper Nile have already been assimilated into the Nuer society. It is only a matter of time. I appreciate their good understanding of the Nuer and have shown their utmost commitment to cooperate with the majority Nuer.

        3) The Nuer did not say the oil in their lands belong to them alone. This is the reason why they are feeding the whole South Sudan states with their 50% share of oil. The article talks of 98% GOSS budget which comes from the Nuer land. So we feed you guys and should appreciate it.

        Please, I advise you to logically argue on the contents of the article. Don’t always divert issues to tribal arguments. This does not help in our badly needed unity.

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        • 4 October 2009 11:17, by Monyde Bai

          Gatwech, this is what I mentioned in my article that arguing with you is a dead beat. It is like beating a dead horse which is lifeless and cannot feel anything. You do not know what you are talking about since you are not informed and have never been in Sudan during your adult lifetime. Belief me or not, I was in South Sudan this year and had travelled all over Jonglei state from Mading Bor to Khorfulus county across Nuerland. My explanations contained nothing tribal and you may judge it through your tribal prism because in front of a tribalist like you, all people are tribalists because you only see tribes and tribes are the only identities you know and owes loyalty to.You erred too much to a point of calling Nyar-weng as non Dinkas and non Bor. Without prejudice,remember too that Atar and Khor fulus counties are Dinkas too let alone the three highly populated three Greater Bor counties.
          Nonetheless, again, I can tell you that arguing with you is a dead beat since you are a dead man walking and would not understand anything except wrangling with every truth.
          Your little education was a waste of time and resources from whoever educated you with that little poison. Little education or misunderstood education is always poisonous so does yours.I see no reasons to crack my mind trying to make you rational and honest to ideas and truths.

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          • 6 October 2009 18:35, by tysonwoath

            Dear all,

            Where in history of this nation you had hard that Nuer had been given names like Jaang, Jeing,Jangee or Dinka, Nuer are the real sons of the land and they call them salves naath or Nuer and Arabs and all other nation call them Nuer.

            Let me tell my equatorian friends little bit about Dinkas, they are call Jaang, which means salves, when we came from southern Egypt in early days, King Tut Kang Moon, was the king of lower Egypt which was from Nuer and we used to be the largest tribes, that’s where our problems started with Dinka because we were from one father and they were like our salves by then before the upper Egypt ruled by Ferro attack our army and killed 70,0000 of our Nuer men in the war and the coward Jaang Dinka flew to south in refusing to help the king family.

            After we lost 70,0000 men in the war we also had no choose to flow them to South with few worries left we had no choose but to take over Dinka land and force them as our salves to add up our Number.

            Let me ask you a question, did you ever asked your salves why some Dinkas Ngong, Rumbak, Nyerweng and many more are having our marks on their facieses and no nuer is having a Dinka marks.

            Let me tell you why, because we slavery them and till some of Bor people went to settle in Abeyi and we too over the land we force their tribes to live like us and have our marks in their facieses. That’s why and till today they fear as their masters.

            History man....

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        • 4 October 2009 12:26, by Riangnom

          To Tut Gatwech,

          My fellow Country man I want to give you an advise, don’t be acting like some body who live in rural area. I am concern for your tribalism vison, that is a reason people of Sudan in general considered nuer that you think in side the box and not out side the box. This is not logic to dispute the right step minister of Energy and minning John Luk Jok took. Look here Gatwech I would be appreciated it so much if you can use your intelectaul in right broader way and not the narrow path that you are championing the tribalistic. I am from Unity State, even though nuer claim oil as their own we never bother about that, because the half quarter where the oil located is in our Territories we the Ruweng Counties which is PANRIENG and BIEMNOM. If the nuer are really patriotism then why they didn’t say anything in 1998 when the NIF began to build pipeline to Port Sudan. Nuer never complaint that at, NIF again build refineies in Khartoum , nuer never complaint about that at all. In 2002 when CDR. George Athor Deng who was in charged of divisision twenty of SPLA force from Panrieng Panaruu CDR. George Athor took action and attacked Heligg and pipeline facilties. Now come to South issue big deal from nuer. But don’t just assume that nuer and Dinka in Unity State are treating each others good as you stated, NO!! NO!! for get it, we the Dinka in Unity State chosen patience because we are not interested to adopt illness nuer behaviours. The same thing could happened as in Jonglei State, but is not the goal for us, this can preventing us, we the South to reach the promised Land, but nuer never think about the good future of our great Nation South Sudan.

          Riangnom

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        • 4 October 2009 14:32, by Hardlinner

          remember this bro, whatever resources in nuer land , it belong to south sudanese. my state which is lake state is on top of oil field, but when the time of mining comes, whatever oil resources generated from those field will be distributed to all southerners without objection from lake state’s people.
          without other southern people, the oil in nuer field can easily become NIF property. we are getting that 50% of oil money because of our resistent toward NIF.
          nuer without other southerners, are as weak as arabs wannabes without muslims brothers. the same apply to dinkas or other southern tribes.
          one way or another, we(southerners) all depend on one another for our survival as african.

          locating the refinery in warrab does not neccesarily mean that jobs generated by refinery will go to people of warrab only, but all southerners.

          i hope even in your state(unity state), their are non nuer or dinka who are working there.
          guys you should grow up.
          it time that you guys(dinkas, nuers,shilluk,bari,zande and other southerners) should wake up and be yourself.
          think of your own self and how to survive.
          tribe alliance is just associated with backwardness.
          think of how to find your own job in every corner of south sudan not just your home land.
          get civilize or remain uncivilize and backward just as the whole sudan is.
          sudan is currently inpasted by uncivilized individuals in all corners of it terretories(north,south,west and east). i don’t see any civilized menality in sudan. all i can see in sudan is just tribal morons in both south and north nothing else.

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  • 4 October 2009 08:50, by soldier boy

    for you all Southern listen up...this is a very good news. this news means a lot to us that we are about to got our freedom back from Arab and we are about to become one with the great voice and independent from northern. SPLM are not sleeping they know what they doing and we are behind them 100percent.But my concernt is people who are killing each other like animals.Killing must stop, fighting against each other must stop. Southern Sudan is ours and GOSS is ours government it’s Do not belong to any one eles than us. so please people let’s come togather as one nation and fight againest our enemy Northern. let’s build our young Country and live like others nations let’s make southern Sudan a country that we love and a place to live, with out a fear from other Tribles . let’s leave Tribelism behind and live as one nation. Southern Sudan is our Country.
    And God bless Southern Sudan. And it’s Government.

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    • 4 October 2009 09:53, by monyjang chol

      nuer/yik/slaves this is nuer occupational practice as oppose to wat kim deng said.nuer where known as "yik’ in dinka language which mean constructors.they use to contruct ’luak’ and were paid with food in the past by dinka.so to fuckin kim deng, you are disgrace to the nuer community by calling their masters dinkas to, be slave.shame on you nuer people, don’t you get a shame of those six scars on your forhead?. that is why dinka call you "dinka six" since you broke the first six commandment with those scars.

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    • 4 October 2009 10:09, by Angelo Ajiech Manyuat

      Readers, let’s appreciate the decision of Hon. Minister of Energy and Mining John Luk as well as those who favor Akon as the best Site for refinery Project. I believe that the construction of the said Refinery Project will create more job opportunities between both Unity State and Warrap State as well. Thus, Warrap State share border with Unity State and they both deserve to share whatever each State has peaceful and fairly regardless of ethnics judgement. I don’t think there is something wrong with the decision made by the Minister at all except the fact that our Nuer brothers are just preaching jealousy and hatred to Dinkas while they’re brothers for ages. I believe there are some areas within Dinkas territories that have resources which I think Unity State don’t have at all, but if Unity State is suggest by the government as the best Site to build such object then I’m positive that there is nothing wrong with such decision because it help shift development within the country as a whole. As a matter of fact, SPLA fought for freedom so that ever citizen in Southern Sudan deserve an equal opportunity. Last and not the least, I conclude that our jealous folks should start changing their minds because such behavior it will end us up with divisions and not help us maintain unity and share our resources peaceful.

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      • 4 October 2009 10:40, by Pandit

        Gatwech

        you need a doctor or counselor to advice you.

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  • 4 October 2009 11:08, by Gatwech

    Readers,

    Below is a relevant issue of insecurity and how the tribal GOSS leadership fails to tackle it justly, fairly and honestly to allow for developmental friendly environment for projects such as the oil refinery.

    Yes, it is true that tribal fighting in the South is widespread in almost every state and it involves many different tribes. GOSS should be doing something about these mad communities in an honest and fair way. It should not apply discriminatory policies that favor certain tribes and negatively target others. The Lou-Nuer incident was interpreted by GOSS leadership to suit its tribal intentions. Yes, the Lou-Nuer revenge attacks on Duk Padiet targeted government institutions. But was it something new? Agaar-Dinka recently targeted SPLA and Police convoys using RPGs and destroyed some of them. Was that not against the government property and forces? The Nyarweng-Dinka of Duk targeted Lou-Nuer Wildlife and Police officers, traders, teachers, agriculturalists, money for salaries, etc in their truck outside Duk county headquarters, killing several of them. Was that not an attack against the government personnel and money? The Bor-Dinka targeted SPLA officers, killing even a Colonel from Lou-Nuer inside Bor town. Was that not a target against the SPLA army?

    It is however funny that the GOSS leadership in Juba has turned tribal. Yesterday as I was watching South Sudan satellite TV (SSTV) I was surprised that the tribal leadership including the President, Salva Kiir, minister of Information Paul Mayom and the SPLA Spokesman, Kuol Diem Kuol, and someone called Alaak, etc were very busy making noises about the fighting between bodyguards of Paulino Matip and Taban Deng Gai in Bentiu, Unity state. They mobilized the local, national and international media to maximize the incidence because it involved something to do with the Nuer. They wanted the Nuer to be seen as the spoilers of peace in South Sudan. So they got that chance to tell to any body what had happened in Bentiu. Paulino Matip and Taban Deng Gai were not in Bentiu during the incidence. Taban had gone to Europe while Paulino Matip was in Juba. But the tribal leadership wanted it to sound like something directly involving those two Nuer figures despite the fact that it simply started as a quarrel between their two bodyguards in Bentiu.

    And why these unblessed tribal leaders would be only interested in conflicts between Nuer figures in the first place? Why were they not interested in the Warrap state conflict between Salva Kiir Mayardit and Salva Mathok Geng-dit that fitted Aguok and Apuk Dinka clans which fought using heavy artilleries? Why they were not interested to mobilize the Media to magnify the Khorfulus/Atar conflict between General Gier Chuang Aluong and General George Athor? These two Khorfulus/Atar bitter opponents could not be reconciled successfully in that mad Jonglei state of Kuol Manyang. They had to be brought here to Malakal for our state government intervention that gave birth to their successful reconciliation. Also why not interested in conflicts among politicians of Lakes state which involves Daniel Awet Akot, Paul Mayom and Deng Athorbei, etc?

    Unsurprisingly and interestingly, they all kept quiet about this similar deadly fighting between the Bor-Dinka and Mundari communities which killed almost the same number of people as in the Bentiu incidence and happened at the same time (Friday) with that of the Bentiu incidence. This Bor-Dinka and Mundari fighting also occurred close to the capital, Juba, and as reported, resulted to the closure of Juba-Bor road. The tribal leadership did not rush to call it a fighting between communities of Kuol Manyang Juuk and Clement Wani Konga.

    These tribal leaders were ashamed to talk about it because it involved the Bor-Dinka who carried out the attack against Mundaris. They did not want the public to hear about it to avoid the chance of Bor-Dinka community being seen as provocative and spoilers of peace that implements the interests of Khartoum, which is their preferred description of any incidence involving the Nuer. What a tribal incompetent leadership!

    This poor tactic is a cheap propaganda always resorted to by failed ruling tribal cliques every where in the world. They turn into a chieftaincy and that is what happens with the GOSS tribal leadership. They are panicking about the inevitable! They are desperate looking for any means to spoil the name of the Nuer, their most feared adversary, and this has always been both their daydream as well as their nightmare. There was a conspiracy of silence on this ugly and deadly fighting between the Bor-Dinka and Mundari. And this is to save the image of Bor-Dinka, but destroy the image of Bul-Nuer in Bentiu. Very interesting indeed!

    What a tribal incompetent leadership in both GOSS and SPLA! They think the public readers and viewers are fools whom they can just mobilize to hate the Nuer when every body knows which tribe leads GOSS in this corruption, thievery, lack of development, lack of political direction, cowardice to face elections, deterioration of insecurity, tribal conflicts, etc. Even if they want to hide any fighting that does not involve the Nuer and rush to talk about any fighting that involves the Nuer, the public knows them better. They can run but they cannot hide. If GOSS/SPLM/SPLA do not change their tribal tactics and address such issues with one heart and right mindset, we may never reach our destiny smoothly. “Ci wec ku ruac kaap.” Athooow!

    By Tut Gatwech, Malakal, South Sudan

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    • 4 October 2009 11:14, by Gatwech

      I also blame both South Sudan Radio and SSTV for their silence and accepting to be used by politicians. This is compromising their professionalism and can be seen not doing their job. They should have aired the Bor-Dinka/Mundari incidence and the Mundri raiders (WES) incidence as they did to the Bentiu incidence if they were really doing their job with impartiality.

      Not mentioning the tribal newspaper (The Citizens) of Nhial Bol that publishes only articles written by Dinka authors on the internet and avoids articles by non-Dinkas. Now newspaper buyers avoid his tribal newspaper and instead buy from other newspapers such as Khartoum Monitor, Juba Post, etc.

      SHAME!

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      • 4 October 2009 11:23, by Monyde Bai

        Gatwech, this is what I mentioned in my article that arguing with you is a dead beat. It is like beating a dead horse which is lifeless and cannot feel anything. You do not know what you are talking about since you are not informed and have never been in Sudan during your adult lifetime. Belief me or not, I was in South Sudan this year and had travelled all over Jonglei state from Mading Bor to Khorfulus county across Nuerland. My explanations contained nothing tribal and you may judge it through your tribal prism because in front of a tribalist like you, all people are tribalists because you only see tribes and tribes are the only identities you know and owes loyalty to.You erred too much to a point of calling Nyar-weng as non Dinkas and non Bor. Without prejudice,remember too that Atar and Khor fulus counties are Dinkas too let alone the three highly populated three Greater Bor counties. Nonetheless, again, I can tell you that arguing with you is a dead beat since you are a dead man walking and would not understand anything except wrangling with every truth. Your little education was a waste of time and resources from whoever educated you with that little poison. Little education or misunderstood education is always poisonous so does yours.I see no reasons to crack my mind trying to make you rational and honest to ideas and truths.

        By the way don’t have anything to do? you can come to my house to be my janitor since I’m a Dinka and we are your bosses.You are running all over accusing everybody and every institution of being tribalist. You are depressed and stressed out dude get a psyciatrist or psychologist to examine you. Otherwise, you will commit suicide.

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        • 4 October 2009 16:13, by Gatwech

          I know you can’t reason with me because you cannot afford it.

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      • 4 October 2009 11:44, by John Boy

        HELLO READERS

        This is an other planning of Governor Taban because the first man who made intercouse with his mother is from Warrap it not far after completing the destructions of unity state is going to decide either to join his father in Khartoum or to follow that man of warrap Deng Gai was just book his mother and die will not be remember.why not the refinery station built in southern area of unity state Payienjiar county this bordering Lake state almost to yirol if the government faering the northern part of unity state there is reason of moving this from upper to Bhar el gazal.

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        • 4 October 2009 17:29, by crackwood

          Hallo guys what happening now? When refinery oil in North I Didn’t heard anyone open his mouth or her mouth.What was wrong? Do you guys don’t like your mothers land? If they build it in upper Nile, equatoria or bar al ghazal I think it’s the same South, guys make up your mind, think about 10 years ago refineries were in North, you were not born Do you? I need some one among you guys who wisely can answers my questions.If we separate from North we will build refinery in every state in Southern Sudan. that make sense to you guys? Don’t make argument for nothing about think tomorrow, how South Sudan will look? what you will do to people of South? to land of South? to ours mothers land? Go behind your thinking today. May God bless you, God bless South Sudan.

          Crackwood

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    • 4 October 2009 14:44, by mathem jech amer

      Gatwech

      If you aren’t foolish, killing of 12 soldiers is considered a great loss and president should be more concerned. Even if they don’t talk, do you think no one will hear that fighting happened in Bentiu?. Before they appeared in SSTV, it was already reported in Omdurman.

      As per Kuol statement, he reported that it doesn’t had any connection with tribal but SPLA affairs. This was in reponse to some Khartoum newspapers publishing wrong information.

      Please if you are not sick, shut your mouth, otherwise Nuers should amalgamate their malitias into national army. Does Matip have his own general HQRs than Juba?

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  • 4 October 2009 11:19, by ngor martyn jok

    I thought building higher institution such as providing a better set up for the universities of Southern Sudan ,other than oil refinery would first be the priority’.

    The universities will increase a real skill production for such projects as into building oil refinery.I don’t really sense any reason to have it as the priority.

    Ignoring projects for setting up universities of a substance will one day kill us’.ask me what!
    There’s nothing like building a skill ,and apply its practicalities to the real world as into such projects.

    I don’t say ,it’s a bad one but,give education a priority.
    Just try to evaluate,every each day how many students ’re outside the country delivering the hell of money outside the country.

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    • 4 October 2009 12:15, by Dinkamoi

      I wonder why John Luk himself a Nuer decided to suggest Akon in Warap State to be a refinery? Have they studied the geological setup of the place? From my experience being in the place they are suggesting, that place is so floody.

      I suggest that the oil refinery should be in upper Nile where the oil is? The Dinkas want to control the oil and this is dangerous to our unity.

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  • 4 October 2009 12:57, by Angelo Achuil

    I think the reporter (James Gadet) missed out a big journalist question "why?" Why in Gogrial West? If he had considered answering (having asked)this question, people won’t be insulting each other over this report - "south Sudan to build..." not even happened! It is like that old story between a son, father and a donkey, find out - so pathetic to quarrel over a wind! Gadet, learn a lesson and do better next time. You ran to the internet with half a report - a dangerous step brother.

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    • 4 October 2009 13:17, by wkuanyin

      ALl the wrong elements possesed by tribal thought ,you will die like that ,What is funny with Akon with in Gogrial of Warrap state in South Sudan than Port Sudan of Nothern Sudan Whom the major pipe line and oil refineries are located?.Akon refinery is within the southern sudan .Stop thhe attitudes of segregation .Thanks Minister of mines and energy GOSS for such move

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      • 4 October 2009 16:07, by Gabriel Green

        Wkuanyin,

        you are right,this Nuer boys should put in their mind that they don,t have differents with dinka.However, they should be called just Dinka Nuer so that they avoid segregation.

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        • 4 October 2009 16:12, by Gatwech

          Yes, and this mean Nuer is the father of Dinka. So you are Dinka-Nuer like I am Tut-Gatwech.

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          • 4 October 2009 16:23, by Gabriel Green

            Gatwect,
            Good Man! i like that,you sould not be ashame of being Dinka always because colour can tell

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  • 4 October 2009 15:59, by Mr Outspoken

    Excellent news!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 4 October 2009 16:18, by Gabriel Green

      Hey guys,

      We are all one,Dinka Nuer,Dinka Bari,Dinka Bor,Dinka Agar, Dinka Warrap,Dinka Mundari,Dinka Choli,Dinka Anyuak and ETC.
      no matter which locations we come from, it is in the south

      Mr GREEN Azande Boy
      South Sudan Yambio

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      • 5 October 2009 14:02, by kaditabiyok

        any resource in south sudan is for all southerners.i agree with u.some people here comment blindly.no resource for tribe.it is the first time in warrap, next to be build in unity.

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  • 4 October 2009 19:11, by Khent

    I agree with Gatwech, the oil refinery should be located in Upper Nile. A sense of fairness should prevail- the Naath people are our blood brothers, and have sacrificed thousands of their precious sons in our collective struggle for liberty.

    I salute the Naath tribe. A message from a true Dinka brother.

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    • 4 October 2009 20:39, by Angelo Ajiech Manyuat

      Fake Dinka, be rational in your statement and identify yourself well so that people can know well who you are. Don’t be a chameleon dude.

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      • 4 October 2009 22:47, by Charnyang Charkuey

        Dear Brothers,

        What is so special about Warrap? Everything Warrap, Warrap. Why other regions?

        Salva should stop using the blood of the South Sudanese for the sake of his own mama village. He has to make sure that whatever is not in the Warrap should not be called a warrap things. Oil Refinery need no where then Unity State itself.

        Our grand-parents’ urine are the one benefiting you today folks. Why your grand-parents’ urine are bad. Is it because they were on run? Suckers! We don’t want you to use our blood these times.

        Charnyang.

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        • 5 October 2009 20:43, by John makueintoch

          By John J. Makueintoch.
          I think insulting our great leaders moreover in broken English may not help.Oil refinery can be built anywhere so long as it is within the territories of Southern Sudan.
          For those of you who are abusing Dinka tribe,you are surely mistaken,Dinka tribe fought the war that has brought you the freedom and chunk of money you are looting now.Shame upon you who are abusing Dinka tribe other than appreciating the effort which the great tribe on earth has brought to you in Southern Sudan.May the souls of those dinka sons who perished in the liberation struggle rest in eternal peace.

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S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


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