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Machar slams incorrect statistics about number of Christians in Sudan


December 25, 2009 (KHARTOUM) — The Vice President of Southern Sudan government slammed wrong statics by national TV about the number of Christian, adding Christian are the faster growing population in the country.

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Dr. Machar and his wife Angelina Teny singing at Bentiu church on Friday Dec 25, 2009 (photo Miyong G. Kuon)

Dr. Riek Machar on Friday attends the Christmas Celebrations in Bentiu, Unity State, where more than five thousand people packed the church hall as they marked the day Jesus Chris was born.

“This is a day Jesus Chris was born and this is the day we all should remember.” he told the cheering congregations.

According to Machar, Sudan TV yesterday said, Christians in the Sudan are only 17%. “This statistic does not only ignore the right populations, but it’s completely unscientific and ill researched. It should not be considered."

"The Christian are the fasters growing populations in the Sudan today. If they are sincere, they will find that, more than 70% are Christian in this country," he said.

Machar further urged Christians in Sudan to work to correct such false data. "Christian populations in the Sudan must reflect the right statistics and it must be you who should take that initiative to tell the world the right population."

The fifth census questionnaire omitted to mention the religion of counted people. The SPLM refused this omission but Khartoum said it followed recommendation of UN experts.

Dr. Machar who returned from Khartoum on Friday to celebrate Christmas in Bentiu is also expected to travel back to Khartoum on Sunday to witness the national parliament’s discussions on and passage of Southern Sudan referendum bill and popular consultations for Southern Kordufan and Southern Blue Nile states.


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  • 26 December 2009 04:24, by Rambang Deng

    Yes, Dr Machar, we christians are more than 17 percent they allegade.

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    • 26 December 2009 05:06, by Dinka Boy

      Riek and second after Emma Mccain are glancing the Bible pretending that they are singing while out.
      Anyway, Riek Machar is idol worshiper.

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      • 26 December 2009 05:14, by Gatwech

        Dear readers,

        The so-called Altayir Biar is the leader of muslims in the South and he is from Bor-Dinka community. Shiek Bech, another Bor-Dinka NCP stooge, was also the leader before Altayir Biar took over from him. So, the leading community in islam in the South is Bor-Dinka community.

        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (2010) of change.


        Read below as posted on ’southsudannation.com’ website.


        BY: Deng Deng, SUDAN

        ’’SPLM is a political party that usually abandons her baby and takes the monkey’s baby,’’ comrade Lual Diing Wol

        DEC 24/2009, SSN; The recent mass retirements of generals mostly from Bor by President Kiir compels many people asking many questions than getting answers.

        Although in any other civilized society and a democratic government, retirements cut across all the work-force, however, singling out one particular ministry with the sole aim of decapitating a particular group is totally unacceptable and portrays the highest level of incompetence on the part of Mr. Kiir.

        Below are the removed and dumped BOR generals:—

        1. LT. GEN. Makuei Deng Majuc, (inspector general of the south Sudan police)

        2. LT. GEN. Wal Athieu Madol, (undersecretary in the ministry of interior)

        3. LT. GEN. Kuol Ajak Deng, (director for administration, south Sudan prisons service)

        4. LT. GEN. Mathiang Aluong, (director for administration, south Sudan police)

        5. LT. GEN. Machar Akau, (south Sudan spokesperson)

        6. LT. GEN. John Diing Deng, (Jonglei state prison chief)

        7. LT. GEN. Reuben Garang Yuol, (director for training, south Sudan prisons)

        All of the above are patriotic southern Sudanese who started their bright careers before the war of liberation started. They did not fall under that ministry by default but by going through the training colleges of their respective fields.

        These are the people who stood with SPLA/SPLM during its darkest hours of struggle. None of them had ever pointed the gun towards the SPLM. They did sacrifice their 21+ years in the bush for the just cause of liberating southern Sudan.

        It all started in 2007 when many of the army generals from BOR were removed from their positions. Good examples are the likes of Jok Riak, who was removed from the Tanks section in the SPLA and replaced with a guy from the president’s place. Then came the removal of Malual Majok from the directorate of military intelligence and replaced also by a man from the president’s village.

        These and many other cases perfectly indicate that the current Kiir-led government is out to finish the BOR people in the armed forces.

        My point here is not that I’m against retirements per se, not at all. Every one who works must reach a point of stepping aside and giving chance to others, but all this should be done with some sense of dignity and respect. Any retiring person gets his benefits from the employer but with GOSS, they just expect these generals to go home and may be herd goats and cows.

        What a disgrace from the government one worked hard for diligently in the good name of nation building with a huge zeal of patriotism.

        The good old man, comrade Lual Diing Wol, was perfectly right when he once jokingly stated that, ’’SPLM/SPLA are a people who abandon their babies for the monkey’s baby.’’

        Such acts of arrogance by President Kiir clearly shows that they threw away their comrades in favor of the enemy. I know of many generals in the current SPLM/SPLA who once pointed their guns at the people of south Sudan while siding with the enemy, and are now the proclaimed patriots and the defenders of the rights of the people of south Sudan. If it were a genuine retirement, then some of their colleagues in the SPLA should also have been retired with them. But here was an opportunity from President Kiir and group to find a batch of BOR generals and retire them.

        One reliable source from the presidency allegedly reveals that the current interior minister, LT.GEN. Gier Chuang, is uncomfortable with these BOR generals around him and that he pled with Kiir to retire them. Opportunistic and over-ambitious as he is, Minister Gier was a junior to some of the retired generals in the former SPLA hierarchy and hence the inferiority complex in him that these are guys who clearly know his past and hence Mr. Gier is trying to erase history from the memory of the junubiin (Southerners).

        The source also allegedly reveals that President Kiir’s biggest dilemma was his uncle’s fate, Mr. Agasio Akol Tong, the former south Sudan prisons service director-general who was also retired. Reportedly, Mr. Kiir is said to have assured his uncle of the new job as the next governor of the Western Bhar el Ghazal state, replacing current governor, MARK NYIPUOC OBANG.

        With his uncle’s job assured, President Kiir hurriedly accepted the minister’s recommendation to clear the interior ministry of all the BOR’S generals. Mr. Gier Chuang is well known in southern Sudan of allegedly being a praise-singer who grasps every opportunity to move closer to power, and with incompetent and weak leaders like President Kiir in power, the likes of Mr. Gier can easily grasp any slightest opportunity to humiliate and eliminate some groups for a political score.

        I can easily compare Mr. Kiir’s memory to a short one, for its brevity! The good president has easily forgotten that the same BOR he is now trying to eliminate and humiliate was the one that propped him up to his current position at the time when there were many candidates eying the same position.

        Had it not been for the courageous act of one General Kuol Manyang to unilaterally appoint Kiir, things would have turned out nasty for him and his foolish majority could not have done anything.

        GOSS President Kiir should know that he is shooting himself in the foot as well as trying to cut off the same hands that carried him to the presidency!

        Deng Deng, is a concerned citizen of BOR.

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        • 26 December 2009 05:23, by Gatwech

          Deng Deng,

          Don’t cry yet my dear. Those poor so-called generals deserved to be dismissed and retired like chickens in that way. Garang promoted them while in refugee camps for the purpose of controlling the institutions they know nothing about. Kiir is right to have dismissed the 7 of them this week. What goes around comes around. And the biggest dismissal and retirement is soon to follow after 2011. Enjoy the beginning of change, dude.....

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          • 26 December 2009 05:44, by murlescrewed

            Riek’s little houseboy,

            Deng Deng is correct to point out the obvious. There are elements within the Kiir’s kitchen cabinet seeking to push out competent Bor officials to make way for their own. Bor people are resilient and highly motivated group. This silly move will not bring the community to its knees. It will only strengthen the resolve of new generations of Bor to aspire for higher office based on qualifications.

            You are talking about 2011; nothing will become of it. Trust me. There is no way 20% Nuer population can win elections or engineer a coup against 50% Dinka. You are at a great disadvantage and things will always stand that way.

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            • 26 December 2009 06:03, by Gatwech

              Murle Screwed,

              From where did you come with the statistics of 20% Nuer vs 50% Dinka. My friend, telling lies is not safe for you. And you should understand that elections will not only be conducted by Nuer and Dinka. There are over 60 tribes in South Sudan ready for change. You need to remember that if your mind missed it.

              Yes, only the fool do not know the change coming in just three months. 2011 will be the year for action. All those greedy guys who call themselves Lt. Generals will be retired. You will have nothing to do about it, believe me. The Bor-Dinka are down the ladder. It will take you another 100 years to climb that ladder if you will be lucky. Believe me. Every body in the South is sick of you. You will be forced to hide your name Bor in the near future. Hearing the name only reminds people about your poor objectives, self-fish visions and jealousy and hatred towards the rest of the people in the South. Change or the change will change you!!!

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              • 26 December 2009 07:06, by murlescrewed

                Who hates Dinka? We liberated your sorry asses at a great cost to our people. Yes, do research and read the statistics in appendix C of the ICG report that was posted on Sudantribune.com and you will realize that Dinka are twice your population. We outnumber Nuer 2:1.

                And on top of that, no other tribe trust you people. You stabbed people in the back and cannot be trusted to do anything useful for the country. You attacked people of Khorflus when they were under assault by jellabah. Instead of lending your support, you began to attack them from the rear. You are known for this sort of things.

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                • 26 December 2009 07:38, by Dinka Boy

                  Yes Mr Murlescrew,

                  Nuer is the community of food lovers and that is it.
                  Anybody that hand them food is their friend.
                  We know the food lovers community in the South and they are born empty and they will die empty.

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                  • 26 December 2009 10:13, by Sala Gai

                    Big No to all you why?

                    people big heart will go to haven for their making crisis,

                    so here triblism is not good politics let come together and have peace between communities in the rather having conflict between each other.

                    coming to below name

                    Dinka Boy you will be true any away we have experience it in 1991 era of two Dictors Dr Riek and friend Dr Lam for their outbreak that affect one community who was leading at that time and homeless until now

                    it was not all Nuer community apart from Jonglei they were away that crisis in Bor

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                  • 26 December 2009 10:15, by Sala Gai

                    Big No to all you why?

                    people with big heart will go to haven for their making crisis,and filling richness will soon

                    so here triblism is not good politics let come together and have peace between communities in the rather having conflict between each other.

                    coming to below name

                    Dinka Boy you will be true any away we have experience it in 1991 era of two Dictors Dr Riek and friend Dr Lam for their outbreak that affect one community who was leading at that time and homeless until now

                    it was not all Nuer community apart from Jonglei they were away that crisis in Bor

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              • 26 December 2009 08:17, by ngor martyn jok


                Where’s Emma Mcune the first wife of traitor RIEK MACHAR??
                She was a very intelligent young lady who was as a British aid worker whose life was taken away through evil acts of Nuer traitor-the power greedy fellow!!

                The traitor’S responsible for her death n each day we will be concerned for how she died in the hands of Riek Machar//.
                The traitor will be charged for the death of this honest woman!!

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                • 26 December 2009 08:21, by Dinka Boy

                  Hey mr Ngor Jok,

                  He does not know how the prostitute Emma MCcain died because he is the little boy sucking her mother nibbles.

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              • 27 December 2009 01:59, by Aketch

                Just calm down my dear this matter has nothing to do with tribal conflicts and power dominance in the Southern Sudan. Just act according to the examplary way these Dinkas behaved since the start of the struggle. You now very well that your tribe "Nuer" has forcifully brought down SPLA/SPLM from the success ladder but this rebellion by Nuer sections had been forgiven if you don’t know and that’s why you see people like Doctor of sabaotage Riek Machar being given the second the postion in the SPLA. It’s because of this Bor you talking about.
                The reality is that if you the Prominant Nuer for your rebellious behavior with your so-called the other tribes in the south are left alone in the government, no wonders you will still stab the so-called the other tribe at their backs that ’s your nature no doubt about that even the Nuer new-born has the same spirit of rebellion.According to you traitors which one is better fighting the inevitable enemy or you the rebellious tribe in the south.

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            • 26 December 2009 06:07, by dinkabordrilledhard

              The game is up with the coward Bor Dinkas already under controll.Sending those so called generals back to their original pastoral life is a good sign in our march towards building better civilized nation in South Sudan.

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              • 26 December 2009 07:54, by Madhoor

                Hello Gatwech, Dinkabordrilledhard

                Just a question to ask both of you: what make you hate Dinka-Bor so much that you view them as people negatively? You may deny that you don’t hate them but curse people or wish them no leadership for 100 years is mind boggling. You need to get to the reality check my brothers. Unless Southern sudan is going to be dictatorship, then you can have a right to coerce your arguement. However if the democracy prevails, you can not exclude any tribe from participating in the leadership. Base you arguement on facts but not fictions, myth, or prophecies generated by emotions.

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          • 26 December 2009 05:58, by SPLA

            Do not celebrate yet. There are still more and more rising generals from Bor Community. Do you know there are Dinka Bor officers in the United States Army today. They are gaining valuable experiences and sooner or later they will be generals in South Sudan Army holding key positions.

            There is no reason to mourn the retirement of those Bor generals. They did their part in the liberation of South Sudan and they will be welcome to Bor Community with dignity and respect that they deserve. We are very grateful for thier services to South Sudan. Thank you generals.

            Mr. SPLA

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            • 26 December 2009 06:07, by Gatwech


              Yeah, you welcome them to your Bor community alone. We don’t need them because any way they were not true generals. They were promoted while hiding in refugee camps. Ah, you talked of runaway officers of Bor in the united states. Oh, boy, who will recruit them into future true South Sudan Defense Force (SSDF) or South Sudan Armed Forces (SSAF).

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        • 26 December 2009 08:09, by Dinka Boy

          To all Nuer,

          The tribal conflict in the State of Jonglei become a major issue cause by Nuer Politicians in the Khartoum governmnet with their intention to distablize the CPA in the country. These tribal conflict has been ever there since when SPLM was fighting with Khartoum governments.

          In fact, SPLM fought Khartoum governmnet and Nuer Militia for decades. Riek Machar stabbing SPLM at the back in which many innocent civilians lost their lives in Bor from 1991-1993 while greater or Dinka were in the fronline fighting Arab for the mitreatement of all Southern Sudanese includding marginalize tribes like Nuba, Mabaan ,and Abyei. Nuer are the only tribe that have no core understanding of SPLM because of their short sighted vision that only base on short goals.

          See now on this net, they argued that the report is propaganda while the report is based on the research compose of many educated people from various tribes that can tell the truth out of tribal lines.

          The reporters have really reported the issues that faced the Jonglei States and Upper Nile.

          I agree that the report is true because we have seen that Nuer especially from Lou Nuer Militia attacked Wurnyol Payam(Dinka), Duk Padiet(Dinka), Murle, and Jikaang ( nuer because of fish) with the period of ayear. I don,t understand the reason why they called it apropaganda while the above were they evidence of their immoral act to Southeners.

          The report "The think tank International Crisis Group (ICG) in a new report examines conflict in Jonglei state of Southern Sudan" really examine the true and vission of Lou Nuer against nighbors.

          This communnity never participate in the South-North war ever since. They even ambush most people who were going for militray training because of the food that they carried,and they had killed alot of them and take their properties while they have cluless why those who path in their territory are going for militrary training.

          They have many militia even now against the Goss. They have Gatdet Mailitia, Riek Gai militia, Taganyang militia, Chebektek Mabil militia, Paulino Matip Malitia. They think that they will hide from truth,but they will not completely hide or run from their poor mentality.

          Anyway,the reporters have reported substantials in the article that could not be denied, these Nuer in geneneral need to adapted leadership style from other Southeners tribes other they will be the second citizens for sure. They are for Khartoum Govt,but latter they will be for South. Thanks

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        • 26 December 2009 11:17, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

          To Gatwech,and your Allied

          New young military are needed, also for his life too.
          he is in danger the for the being,must bring trusted people to run the system with him. Absent mind might carried the murders like what you thinking alway.

          How many attempt has happen to Garang before. Garang did used his close relative in the position if you don’t that. It doesn’t a Matter here as SPLA/M is in shape. Person has to take his time doing what is for the state. And for his/her life too.

          If you do not understand that. It is not like a Murder Naath movement who murders all Jieng who have agree,like Riek. And where still murder due to their Ethnics. Play fire Ball you will get it one day un exppected

          Tone of liberators

          Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

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        • 26 December 2009 12:30, by mack waweru

          Concerned Bor Citizen,

          You are contradicting yourself, for somewhere in your comment, you acknowledged that retirement is a norm in any system and very ironically you accused President Kiir of targetting Dinka Bor. Do you expect that those generals have to maintain their positions in spite of their reachng retirement age? Those institutions need young blood who can work with effeciency and zeal. It has nothing to do with your fear that Bor are the target.You want to tell us Kiir is competents when Bor generals are left intact, but incompetents once they are retired! This is double-standard. Calling Dinka Bhar el Ghazal foolish majority is unforthcoming and this slogan harms Dinka Bor.You don’t have statistics which can prove that, hence qualifying your argument as cheap smear campaign against brave and proud welknown Dinka Bhar el Ghazal people to relief your frustrations in the changes that are taking place in Southern Sudan. We want everything to change and I think you will positively died once the Southern leadership goes to other tribes. South is for all and all have right to rule.

          Mack Awer

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          • 27 December 2009 01:02, by Moses Kur Akech

            Hello Mack!
            I repudiate those unrationalised remarks. One could arguably complain if this screening selectively aimed at Bor’s generals but if it wasn’tthen there is no point of making such baseless remarks.

            I presume in every department there are many former SPLM/A generals of the same ages who are in the verge of retiring age or have already reached the retiring age and if Kiir’s government carries out that mechanism with correct entitlements such as retirement packages. His government can be viewed as responsible and fair government.

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          • 27 December 2009 01:59, by Dinka Boy

            Mack Maweru,

            I would like you to take time and think critically on the issue before rushing to this usles comment that could led to the division of Dinka as a whole.

            My friend you are jumping to the bone that was thrown to the dog. Why? Mr Gatwech want to create division among Dinka you have to understand that before commenting.

            There is nobody care about the retirement of those Generals from only Bor community as long their substitutes are doing our duties efficiently and effectively.

            Please you have to stop your cheap thinking because Bor community is not aganist Salva Kiir,and if you fail to understand just conduct your research what happen at the time during Kiir Mayardit take the position of DR John Garang.

            Please i hate those who want to create divsion to Dinka community and i really condenmed your thought as a stupid thought.

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      • 26 December 2009 22:16, by braveheart


        You are right, Riek has another white prostitute for a wife after Emma Mccune and Angelina. Go to Facebook and search for Riek there and you will see how Angelina is been Sideline for this new Whore he got.



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    • 26 December 2009 07:25, by Sala Gai

      If the Unity State having more then five thousand Christians, which were control by Arab since 1983 up to the peace in 2005,

      Then let take the static of Christians in the base of Christ at Jonglei state which access ten thousand Christians in the Church during x-mass time.

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    • 26 December 2009 07:27, by Sala Gai

      If the Unity State having more then five thousand Christians, which were control by Arab since 1983 up to the peace in 2005,

      Then let take the statistic of Christians in the base of Christ at Jonglei state which access ten thousand Christians in the Church during x-mass time.

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    • 27 December 2009 02:09, by joseph atem

      machar we need to keep everthing down form now .don’t jump
      over that ,every body knows what going on. finsh what we have in our hand with them.gardon basher

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    • 27 December 2009 22:03, by Wende Yongaptheeth

      Vice President of Government of Southern Sudan Records Of Corruption, Manipulation, and Scandals

      By John Arcuil*

      May 7, 2006 — Ever since joining the SPLM/A, Dr. Riek Machar an Engineer from Khartoum University and PhD holder from London University, rose steadily to become Second in Command of the SPLM/A under the leadership of late Dr. John Garang de Mabior. Despite his high position in SPLM/A, his egoistic tendency and greediness for power forced him to engineer ethnic tribal conflict between his ethnic tribe (the Nuer) against Dr. John Garangs tribe (the Dinka). He mobilized some of his tribesmen (Naath = Nuer) around him and wrong groups of Southern Sudanese to try to oust Late Dr. Garang in 1991 but after failing miserably he deserted SPLM/A leaving it weakened. Dr. Riek Machar then walked in broad light without any fear or feeling ashamed to join the National Islamic Front (NIF) regime in Khartoum. He promised late Dr. Garang he can only go to the South to lead after Dr. Garangs’ death, thus he turned down every attempt of reconciliation offered by regional and international friends of the people of Sudan to reconcile him (Riek) with Dr. John Garang.

      Dr. Riek never felt any shame at all that he was working in opposition and contradiction of the genuine course of Struggle and quest of Southern Sudanese people for freedom. He took it personally with former late Leader Dr. John Garang to declare a war of annihilation against the people of Dr. Garang and the innocent Dinka Bor pastoralists suffered heavily at the hands of Dr. Riek tribal army. The NIF therefore seized that opportunity and arming his militia very well. Thus, they overran and recaptured Bor town from SPLA, leaving hundreds of thousands of Dinka Bor who were mercilessly massacred in fulfilling of Dr. Riek’s crazy idea and wishes for tribal cleansing of Dinka Bor.

      Following Dr. Riek split from the SPLA/M and joining the NIF Khartoum Regime, the NIF strongly advised Dr. Riek Machar to cram and sing the agendum of "Separation of South Sudan", since many Southern Sudanese Intellectuals have burning patriotism for secession of the South. To entertain, assure and prove his 100% loyalty, submission, and subordination to his Masters (NIF), Dr. Riek immediately renamed his defunct SPLM-United Faction as Southern Sudan Independent Movement (SSIM, which truly means poison in Arabic). He claimed that his movement (SSIM) was fighting on behalf of the Southern Sudanese people for total independence of the South, whereas in reality his movement (SSIM) hidden agenda was poisoning the minds and understandings of the people of Southern Sudan to commit atrocities against each others. To exacerbate the situation, Dr. Riek cast off and buried without shame the Sudanese noble struggle for freedom by signing a shameful document (The Khartoum Peace Agreement), within the context of "Peace From Within" a propaganda of NIF government.

      He subsequently formed Government of the South Sudan in Khartoum, and appointed 90% members of the so-called Southern Coordination Council from his tribe (Nuer). The largest tribe in Southern Sudan (Dinka) was left out because Garang was Monyjang (Denka). This clearly reflects the true malicious nature, wishes, and hopes of Dr. Riek as an Architect for tribal bloodshed and conflict in the entire Republic of Sudan.

      Dr. Riek Machar established a weak parasitic alliance with President Bashir which he thought will safeguard his selfish political interests. He hoped that such alliance may be strongly effective enough to oust out Dr. John Garang de Mabior of leadership in Great Upper Nile Region as well as the SPLA/M. His real intention was to destroy the SPLA/M. However, Dr. Riek realized (at late hours) that this alliance will not lead him to the corridors of power in Southern Sudan since the SPLM/A occupied over 50% of the strategic and major parts of the South, and moreover SPLM/A were not party to the Khartoum Peace Agreement. As his usual character, he wrapped out and ditched his alliance with President Bashir when he saw the gallant SPLM/A Forces making tremendous strides towards Peace. Dr. Riek therefore smuggled himself to Nairobi and shamelessly approached Dr. Garang to accommodate him into SPLM/A rank. Consequently, his followers and militias were left at the mercy of NIF, and many paid with their lives, a big price for Dr. Riek’s selfish ambitions. What a leader!

      Dr. Riek is a very selfish person who has no love for anybody in Sudan. He deserted SPLM/A for more than a decade. However, he refused to take 4th position in the SPLA leadership when he returned back. This greediness for power forced the innocent and nationalist CDR Wani Igga to decline his 3rd position for Dr. Riek and becomes the 4th in the SPLA Leadership. His deeds reflect his greediness. Dr. Riek could not have pity for poor Southern Sudanese people and spare the British woman who was serving the war-affected people in the South from marriage. In fact his egoistic tendency and lust for many women forced him to marry her and forced her to suffer till she died. Poor lady who loved him died in car accident in mysterious circumstances at Karen, Kenya; May God rest her soul in peace! What’s clear is that Riek Machar had many concubines already and had plans to marry a new wife by the time his loyal British wife died.

      Reflecting on the above attitudes of Dr. Riek Machar, it truly shows and explains that despite the committal of many crimes against SPLM/A and the Southern Sudanese people, he still pursue his selfish ambition for leadership. In fact, soon after rejoining SPLM/A he planted seeds of discord between late Dr. Garang and Salva Kiir. The man was actually playing a double face role, until Dr. Garang suddenly died in a helicopter clash, and no one exactly knows the surrounding circumstances to that tragedy.

      The Late Dr. Garang was clever enough and knows how to control and remedy the malicious tendencies of Dr. Riek Machar. After his death, Dr. Riek has stripped off the skin of a sheep to expose in broad day light his true colours. He knows now that he is just one step behind the ultimate price of the Presidency of South Sudan. Since the formation of the GOSS, Dr. Riek has been actively working hard to achieve his goals by doing the following:

      1. He decided to swear in as National Legislative Assembly member in Khartoum, which is contrary to CPA. To the dismay of many he took the oath of office as member of National Legislative Assembly in Khartoum when he already was sworn in for a constitutional post in the South. This was clear violation of the CPA.

      2. He tried to manipulate appointments, including:
      i. His wife for Unity State (This was rejected by SPLA Leadership)
      ii. He tried to promote his ally Steven Kumunyangi for Governor Western Equatorial State (an attempt rejected by the locals)
      iii. He promoted his ally Taban Deng Governor for Unity State, and, iv. His wife to the Oil Ministry and Oil Commission.

      3. Dr. Riek and his family hold six constitutional positions, whereas the Nuer communities complain of under representation.

      4. He continuously tries to undermining the authority of H.E. Salva Kiir, President of GOSS by:
      i. Issuing unnecessary decrees that nullify President Kiir’s decrees,
      ii. He deliberately left South Sudan regardless of the advice of the President to remain in Juba as the President was travelling abroad.
      iii. Signing illegal contracts, and,
      iv. Issuing illegal approval for leasing lands to foreigners.

      5. Left out discussions on important matters to South Sudan such as insecurity, development and ethnic conflicts, but instead kept the GOSS cabinet busy with only issues pertaining to his private company (White Nile Petroleum Company),

      6. He was trying hard to force the Cabinet to approve concessions to his Company (White Nile Petroleum).

      7. contract for Juba Infrastructure Rehabilitation for US$200 million through GIBB Africa (a corrupt Kenya based company). Signing contract for the rehabilitation of government houses in Juba for at least US$60,000 per house, whereas building new house in Juba would cost much less around US$40,000.

      8. In fact Dr Riek through GIBB Africa further indulged in corruption by purchasing 5 high speed generators for Juba at the cost of US$13.5 million. Shame! The actual cost of rehabilitating Juba Electricity could have been much less.

      9. Contrary to CPA notion of decentralization. Dr. Riek signed illegal contracts with Kenya and South Africa based Companies to rehabilitate States Capitals’ infrastructures without prior consultation with the State Governments. This was clear violation of the CPA.

      10. Contrary to SPLM manifesto for development in which it states its visions to bring cities to people rather than people to cities. Dr. Riek decides to spend a big chunk of GOSS budget in Juba alone leaving little for the States which represent over 95% of the population. So far GOSS claim to have spent 200 million of its budget but the states have only been allocated about $1 million each. Where is the remaining US$190 million spent?

      11. Tried to manipulate the Cabinet to appoint Paulino Matip as Minister for SPLA Affairs. However, the Cabinet turned down the attempt.

      12. Many more scandals which will be made available in later article.

      The simple question an innocent Sudanese citizen can ask today is: What are the GOSS and the Legislative Assembly doing about these problems that are created by Dr. Riek to destroy the South Sudan & the CPA?

      We consciously and judiciously reason that H.E. President Salva Kiir and the Cabinet together with the Legislative Assembly should resolve these issues as soon as possible. Imagine! The people of Southern Sudan deserve decent life with honour and dignity. They want to enjoy peace and share the dividends. However, Dr. Riek Machar is making things impossible and life very difficult for the South Sudanese people. He makes things "bume along". South Sudan Parliament should address these crucial issues, or otherwise things may go wrong out of control. Some SPLA have still not been paid since the signing of CPA 15 months ago, while they have voluntary fought and suffered for 21 years for the present freedom. Why?

      Most independent analysts believe that the continuation of Dr. Riek Machar in power, with his cunning attitude, manipulative behavior, together with total embroilment in corruption, undermining the authority of the President (Kiir), as well as, overlooking SPLA military requirements all of which will eventually put the CPA at stake.

      * John Arcuil is based in the USA he can be reached at rareok@gmail.com.

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  • 26 December 2009 04:26, by Oduko

    I never hear him in any South chuch or see him,
    but show him in Mosque in Khartoum!! as result of nuer being big Islam in number across all south ten states

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    • 26 December 2009 05:09, by Gatwech

      The Nuer according to the records of the first Missionaries who came to Sudan are the first religious people in christianity followed by Muro tribe in Western Equatoria. From where did you get your wrong information about the Nuer being muslims?

      The most converted to Islam are Dinkas. Check out who is the Chairman of all the Muslims in South Sudan. The most brainwashed Sheikh is Altayir Bior from Bor community. This is the fact. And before him was another Sheik Bech heading Muslims in the South. He is also from Bor community. So you can say the most converted community to Islam in the South is Bor community.

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      • 26 December 2009 05:19, by Oduko

        Then you guys must be ngondeeng worshipers cause you fail to burn that stick so called "ngondeeng" whoever you called it am not good at calling divle names!! but you rights the D.K wilds must be second lerger Muslim in South as Nuer took the first position according to world Mulsim cunsus which your community has broke the records of being Islam.

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        • 26 December 2009 05:34, by Gatwech

          Oduko (Dinka Boy),

          I don’t blame you for jealousy because you are people without history to be proud about. This is why the only history you can share with the rest of us begins RECENTLY in 1980s.

          Ngundeng’s rod is like Moses’ rode. Did you know how Moses in the Bible used the rode. It had to turn into snake when he struck it down. Is snake satan in your mind. Well Moses’ rod turned into snake but it for God. He divided the red sea with it. He struck the mountain with it and water came out. When he lifted it up, his enemies banished. That was exactly how Ngundeng’s rod was. But for history-less people like you, will NeVER understand.

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        • 26 December 2009 05:38, by Dinka Boy

          Thanks Oduko,
          I agree with you that Nuer are ngundeeng worshpers.

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          • 26 December 2009 08:23, by Madhoor

            Gatwech, Oduck

            It does not matter to argue which tribe has more christians instead we should celebrate to hear one of our leader claiming that christianity is the fastest growing religion in Sudan. We should praise God for that since people of Sudan are hearing God word. If both of you(Gatwech and Oduck) are Christians, why not be grateful for that news or comments from Dr. Machar. Jesus said if we want to be his followers, we have to deny ourselves and follow him. It doesn’t matter whether you are from Nuer, Dinka, ShilluK, Murle, Acholi, Azande, Moro, Nubian,or Bari: what matter is whether you believes in Jesus Christ as your personal savior. What all of us need is Jesus Christ because he is love and love is what Southern Sudanese need rather than hate

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  • 26 December 2009 04:32, by The Sudanese Soldier/Builder

    I think SudanTV should and must give Christain their chance to let people hear their word which is " Love Your Neighbor" which is a good message for all. For all who think secession would be the end of all suffering , well it is not! it is when we have love and respect for eachother . Sorry !!breaching..I had to...again forgive me this message only for the one’s without love in their heart for their Neighbors.

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  • 26 December 2009 04:33, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Absolutely Dr you know the truth. South Sudan is 95% christain accept that we have 5% poor dinkas islamic in Bor. In the northern Sudan there is around 60% christain to 40% Islamic. I agree with your Dr Riek Future president in the Government of South Sudan not Government of sick services GOSS. South Sudan deserve to be under leadership of doctor or honourable not puppies who are hungry for money. Those who present the fake satistic are purely dinkas, Bona, Alier, Francise and Alor are behind the misleading information. Alor is meant to represent SPLA in the central islamic government (foreign minsiter), yet he is silent like a coward man in fact dinkas are. Those above mentional people were also behind the false inform that Dr Reik has resigned from GOSS.

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    • 26 December 2009 04:47, by SPLA

      Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy,

      Just run your big mouth behind computer screen but when it comes to gun barrels you will be quiet and leave the talking to Dinkas through barrels.

      Mr. SPLA

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      • 26 December 2009 07:03, by Gatwech

        Mr. Famous Big_Logic_Boy is 100% very correct. Just bear his facts.

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    • 26 December 2009 04:56, by manyok R

      Foolish illogical Equatorian

      Man your obsession with Bor and Dinka in general once accepted by them to go into your delusional low level in fighting your daily nonsense; it will not serve Equatorians any good. Trust me on that, because your Egquatorians’ record in our history is nasty, but the Dinka don’t want to talk about it for the unity’s sake. Someone who is from Equatoria who knows you by real name and your where about had confessed last week that he will expose you if you keep on writing your daily divisive nonsense.

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      • 26 December 2009 05:23, by babadit

        You slave,who hide in the name SPLA,your babaric and segregatives will never led you anywhere apart from being a slave in the hands of Arabs. this is not about Equatoria or any other tribes. STOP THAT NOONSENT

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        • 26 December 2009 05:29, by SPLA

          babadit or mamadid,

          You seem to be mad at everybody. What is your problem boy? Seek medical help if you are getting crazy or I will shut you up dog. Do not make me say bad things about your community!

          Mr. SPLA

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          • 26 December 2009 10:39, by babadit

            The so called SPLA.

            you must be cragy and interested in women than having a discussion on this website.
            I have never had a mad and abiqused guy like yourself in south sudan.i offer to treat you and send you to school

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    • 26 December 2009 05:06, by Jeremiah Mach

      Famous Big_Logic Boy,

      I am from Bor, we don’t have even 1 percent Muslims among us, sincer speaking. But the point is; you branded Riek Machar as a future president of the South. If he succeed to the top job, i will ask you to burry me alive.

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      • 26 December 2009 05:19, by Gatwech

        Ahahaaaaaa... No, no, poor Jeremiah Mach. You will not accept to be buried alive. You will simply deny that you had never asked to be buried alive. It will be as simple as that......

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        • 26 December 2009 06:18, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

          Jeremiah Mach

          It is a big shame if you want to turn blind eyes to the real facts, In South Sudan who are those practicing circumcision, dressing towel on their heads and jalabeya. The entire culture of islamic has its evidence in Bor don’t you can hide the truth.

          For your information about Riek, it is simple that whether you like it or not either Wani Igga and Riek will be 99% future president in GOSS, it is not my choice or yours but their individual agreement. Although Igga is marriage to dinkas lady I personal assure that its simple to divorce uncultured. South Sudan was not created for Warrap dinkas to rule but for every Southern. To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing to whoever and whatever.

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        • 26 December 2009 08:34, by Jeremiah Mach


          If Dinka Bor are Muslims and Nuer becomes TRAITORS, NYAGATS and COLLABORATORS, being a muslim is better than being a Traitors, NYAGATS and a Collaborator.

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        • 26 December 2009 08:43, by Jeremiah Mach


          If you believed in Riek’s Political philosophy, that is fine, but i like to debate you live. This is my No +61402587643. I hope you will give me your number too. The debate will be a recorded one, you have to be prepared for your answers.

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          • 26 December 2009 09:46, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

            Jeremiah Mach

            I think your intention is more than debate. Why are you trying to turn Sudantribune into dating site? we are not here to exchange number in order to arranger for dinnar or whatsoever. Please stop this attitude and stay away from western culture of practicing homo. Dinkas get used to new thing just in short time. Riek has never been convinced by dinkas I wonder if Getwech will accept this trick.

            If you are after the unity in South Sudan, there are four main thing that your sick srvices leadership must comply with. First hand over the leadership, second return all dinkas to their states, thirdly stop attacking innocent communties and lastly get rid of arabs behavious on yourselves. This are the major areas that will bring unity, security and peace in South Sudan plus corruption. Failure result to outrage.

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    • 26 December 2009 05:11, by babadit

      You Mrs.unfamous Big_magic girl !

      what is your problems with the leaders in south Sudan? each and every time yoou post your comments here, they appear as if something uncook.
      please go back to school and make your mind fresh and learn how to coexist in a diverst community where you can stay with noon sudanese,learn also that southern sudan alone is a multicultural state that needs every body in its, weaather it being Acholi, Bari, Lotuko, Dinkas,Luer,mundari and many others in the south to make it a country.
      Don’t talk about Tribes in tgis website any more.be wise enough.

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    • 26 December 2009 05:45, by Dinka Boy

      Hey Mr Fake Famious_logic_boy,

      You did not following your medical appointment that your Dr real Famious-logic-boy gave you last week.

      Anyway, we have no problem with Muslim in the South as long it is not idols like ngundeeng sticks satan.
      You have to know that in your medulla.
      Thanks mr fake

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    • 26 December 2009 07:49, by Sala Gai

      Big_Logic Boy

      Let me tells you Mr Logic and Slurry of Arab, if Bor communities and Jonglei Guys were not in the movement you could have experience some culture in Uganda as the citizen, but now you luck to come to country which have so far in the time of Amin former prsident of Uganda.

      Southern are very luck to have a good community in the country which care about the affairs of the citizen and not only that those community have one which you can’t understand from them because they have intelligent guys which you have seen and soon as you are enjoying now as citizen of the country.

      this is the great for them to giving thank for bring peace to the country.

      Salah Gai

      A man far from wrong doing

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    • 26 December 2009 08:45, by Madhoor

      Mr. Famous Logic Boy,

      I Might not agree with your claim. There are a lot of unreached people by the gospel in Southern Sudan leave alone the North. It seems that most people in Southern Sudan are christians and that might be true. However when you hear about all the insecurity, killing, tribalism, or wide spread corruption one may start to wander if 95% of the South are christians. May be most people are christian by just word and no deeds or action which mean live according to what the Bible say. And we a christian know that the Bible is summed up into two commands " Love your God with all mind, soul,heart, and strength: And love your neighbor as you love yourself."

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    • 26 December 2009 16:09, by Michel Fleury

      "In the northern Sudan there is around 60% christain to 40% Islamic."

      Let us say the truth, but let us be not ridiculous.
      Dr Machar is right when he speaks about the southern Sudan.
      But it is not true for the North. Where live this 60 % of Christians in the northern Sudan. In Darfur?

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  • 26 December 2009 04:58, by Dinka Boy

    Riek Machar is idiot who worship Ngundeen idiot Stan stick in his own hut.

    Complaining about the perecatage of christianity in the South is nothing than updating the citiens of Unity state about the progess of SPLM.

    It is obvious that South is more than 80% christainity, this is how pro-Arab adressed congregations.

    see 15,000 to more than 30,000 people celebrating the birth of our Saviour. it means that rest are ngundeeng and wurnyang idols satans.

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    • 26 December 2009 05:18, by babadit

      Hello Dinka girl or boy, whatever you called yourself,this website is not for people like you who just wake up in the morning to preach tribalism to the southerners,why can you take your own time to read other people’s commment and then you compare them with yours.
      that why you will never develops some you people still walk neked up to this very moment.back ward and lunatic person

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    • 26 December 2009 05:40, by wang

      Every Dinka State I been to for the last two years, each has more than Four Mosques. But we don’t blame you for that. Nuer would have stop the Arab in 18th century from invaded your land like what they did in their land. Stop denying the true, all 5% muslim in South are all Dinka. .

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      • 26 December 2009 05:47, by Dinka Boy

        To mr Wang,

        Yes, we have no problem with Muslim in the South as long it is not idols like ngundeeng sticks satan. You have to know that in your medulla. Thanks mr fake

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    • 26 December 2009 08:48, by Jeremiah Mach

      Dinka Boy,

      I asked Gatwech to debate him live and the debate will be a recorded one for you guys to listen, if he Gatwech decline to accept my offer, then question him why?.

      Thanks brother

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  • 26 December 2009 05:26, by Gatwech

    Bor-Dinka community, ooops!

    Don’t cry yet my dear. Those poor so-called generals of Bor deserved to be dismissed and retired like chickens in that way. Garang promoted them while in refugee camps for the purpose of controlling the institutions they knew nothing about. Kiir is right to have dismissed the 7 of them this week. That was a christmas gift to southerners who yearn for positive change!!! What goes around comes around. And the biggest dismissal and retirement is soon to follow after 2011. Enjoy the beginning of change, dude.....

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    • 26 December 2009 05:38, by SPLA


      Guess what, Kiir is doing this because he does not want to start with your militia leaders. Matip along with his bunch of militias are in the next retirement list. This is the strategy to retire Matip by give example from Dinka. Kiir can not start retirment process with Matip otherwise you Naath people will complain and cause choa in South but now you will have no reason to complain.

      Starting from Riek along with Matip and all militias will be retired very soon. Trust me on this, I have all the information about it.

      Mr. SPLA

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      • 26 December 2009 05:48, by Rambang Deng

        Where will the poor loafers Dinka slaves get guts to retire brave Nuers?

        We will skin your alcoholic uncle alive and chase the rest of Dinka slaves to Uganda where they will be hunt down like chickens by Acholi, Kakwa, Kuku, and others.

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        • 26 December 2009 06:09, by manyok R

          If it wasn’t for Dinka Bor, we would have been wearing jallabayias by now, and vowing our heads down to Islamic NIF as they practiced it in the north. The insults of removing those general like chickens will make Slava Kiir pay for it in the near future. Yes, their dismissal was a mockery to Bor community as you put it, but it was ok to bear with it.

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          • 26 December 2009 06:19, by Gatwech

            Manyok R.

            Don’t lie. Can you tell me the geographical location of Bor-Dinka. They are just hiding between Lou-Nuer, Murle and Mundari. How would they stop the invasions from the North. The rest of the tribes at the frontier are the Nuer, shilluk, and Dinka of Aweil and Warrap.

            The Nuer started to stop such foreign invasions since 1800s, about two hundred years ago starting with Turkish, British and Italy, then to ARabs. You Bor guys just woke up in 1983, just 20 years ago. Do you think the story of liberations started in 1983. Your story is just scavenging, fake and too recent.

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      • 26 December 2009 05:56, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

        Retirement is not like conscription that everyone must join in order to achieve certain goal. It is a choice of those soldier even Riek or Matip beside Kiir will not force any of them to retired. Get yourself right points my friend, you are starving on this site not telling the truth.

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        • 26 December 2009 06:26, by Gatwech

          Mr. Famous Big_Logic_Boy,

          I appreciate your logic, my friend. Those Bor-Dinka rushed with greed to get to the level of generals. They did not understand that the symbol of scissors on their shoulders means the cutting point. Most of them want to be called Lt. Gen. or Major Gen., but let me remind them that by 2011 most of those useless Lt. generals and Major Generals will be retired and the new ones who are now Brigadier generals and Colonels will come up in their places. These good for nothing generals have stolen enough money from soldiers and police forces and earned enough bad corruption history for the rest of their lives.

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          • 26 December 2009 06:32, by Dinka Boy


            Are you going to deny that you are pro-Rab Militia?
            Bridger! that is the language of pro-Arab, and indeed, Matip came that way when Arab employe him in the oil field per Arab Bashier benefits.
            All Nuer are wife of DR Lam Akol.

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  • 26 December 2009 07:02, by murlescrewed

    How many wives does this guy have? I know one is dead for sure but I learned of another one in MN, USA. Polygamy is not practiced in the US as far as I can tell (with the exception of Mormons).

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    • 26 December 2009 07:42, by Dinka Boy

      Riek Machar has two wives.

      one is the first prostitute called Emma MCcain and the second wife is angelia when the first wife die under unseen.

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      • 26 December 2009 21:47, by braveheart


        You are right, Riek has another white prostitute for a wife after Emma Mccune and Angelina. Go to Facebook and search for Riek there and you will see how Angelina is been Sideline for this new Whore he got.



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        • 28 December 2009 04:21, by pinyluel

          ?????? ??????? ?????????: 

          ???? ????? ??? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?????? ????????? ???????? ?? ???????.?????? ???? ??? ??? ????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ??? ????? ????????? ????? ?????????? ??? ??????.?? ??? ??????? ?? ?? ????? ?????????? ?? ?? ????? ???? ?????? ??? ?????? ????????? ????? ??????? ????? ????? ????? ???????.??? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?? ?? ??? ??? ???????? ??????? ????? ?????.??? ????? ????? ?? ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ????? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ???????? ????????? ????????.??? ???? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ?????.???? ?? ????? ?? ??? ????? ????????? ??? ?? ????? ?? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????? ???????.

          I wrote this message in arabic because we have brothers and sisters in our community who do not understand english.It is our duty and very important for us as writers to post any comment in different languages so other people can read what language they know.I will be particpating in both language as my pubilc contribution.We should know our enemy language and i am hereby encourage everyone who capable in arabic to post his/her ideas in arabic and translation service will be available as well for those who know english only.


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