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SPLM nominates Yasir Arman to contest against Bashir


January 14, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has nominated Yasir Arman to run for the presidency of the country in the first free and fair election since the coup d’état that brought General Al Bashir to power on June 30, 1989.

The nominee is a senior figure in the party, serving as Deputy Secretary General for Northern Sudan and the head of the SPLM bloc in the National Assembly. He will face Al Bashir, who on Monday stepped down from his role as army commander-in-chief to vie for the votes that would legitimize his 20-year rule through the National Islamic Front, now called the National Congress Party.

"The Hero Yasir Saeed Arman has been nominated by SPLM Leadership to run against President Bashir," the head of the Southern Sudan Mission in Washington, D.C., Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth told Sudan Tribune.

SPLM, a party with some strongly separatist elements, had waited until a week prior to the final deadline for nominating a candidate. The party’s leader Salva Kiir Mayardit refused at a meeting of the SPLM Political Bureau several months ago to run for the presidency, preferring to focus on heading the Southern Sudan government.

Another potential candidate, the chairman’s first deputy Riek Machar, had declined to run unless he were also appointed head of the party, a demand to which Salva Kiir found difficult to accede.

This designation stops rumors about SPLM agreeing to endorse the candidacy of President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir. Also, it had been circulated that the chairman of the Umma Party Sadiq Al-Mahdi would be the candidate of the collective Juba opposition forces.

Arman articulated his party’s national ambitions in an interview with Sudan Tribune one year ago. "In many occasions the SPLM in the north has demonstrated that it is growing, it is a force to reckon with. In fact it is one of the biggest forces, and it is to be noted that the SPLM—the movement that started in South Sudan, it is the first movement in the history of Sudan that started in a marginalized area and then it engulfed the whole of Sudan."

The candidate’s history of opposition and exile eventually brought him into an alliance with the rebel Southerners. Prior to joining the SPLM, which had some Marxist orientation itself, at the university Arman had been a member of the National Democratic Front, a student coalition between the communists and the democrats.

While he was a student in the faculty of law at the University of Cairo in Khartoum, Arman had to flee the country in February 1986, accused unjustly of murdering a member of the National Islamic Front which turned into the National Congress Party.

However, Arman become widely known because he presented the news bulletin for SPLM Radio and afterward in 1995 he read the news bulletin of the opposition National Democratic Alliance from Asmara, Yemen.

The northern politician is married to a Dinka woman from Abyei belonging to one of the biggest families of the area.

His relations with the Sudanese Islamists remain tense and combative. In 2007, following the return of the SPLM ministers to the government, First Vice President Salva Kiir proposed Arman’s appointment as adviser at the presidency but for the first and last time President Bashir vetoed it.

With regard to his relations within the party, the Deputy Secretary General for Northern Sudan is reported to have had strangely conflictual relations with the Secretary General, Pa’gan Amum.

Nonetheless, in the capital Arman is seen as a very active figure participating in all the political events there. This dynamic could draw him the support of the small political formations in the country.


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  • 15 January 2010 05:18, by Kim Deng


    For how long will their conspiracy works?

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    • 15 January 2010 05:23, by DOOR

      "An empty cry of a baby"!!!

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      • 15 January 2010 05:43, by Gatwech

        Dear readers,

        So the speculations are true. This is nonsense! Yasser ARman has no popularity at all in the North. And southerners will not bother to vote for another Jellaba who is against the separation of the South.

        SPLM is just doing a crash election selection process for the sake of it, dumping those junior officers. Malik Agar would have been a better candidate if Salva Kiir is afraid to see the giant, Bashir.

        Now let us wait and see who will contest for South Sudan presidency. We don’t need that cowboy again and he will never make it either through NEC or voting power of the people of Southern Sudan.

        Other South Sudanese opposition parties are waiting to see who will be nominated so that they can decide whether to join him or have their own independent candidates. Salva Kiir will fail the South if nominated for south sudan presidency. He needs to retire from politics and be given the post of defense minister in the South.

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        • 15 January 2010 05:47, by murlescrewed


          We knew that the MIGHTY DINKA would pull this kind of monkey wrench out of nowhere. Now it is a done deal. That weasel riek has a choice: split or return to Khartoum to join Lam Akol. We wait for his next move. God willing, he will split.

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          • 15 January 2010 06:10, by thieleling


            Are you scare? Why are you shivering too soon!! Nobody is splitting. We all will do it in Juba. Splitting is just your wishful thinking. Wait!! Don’t be afraid just, yet. Let’s play!! I am actually enjoying this news. I hope you don’t lose that patience. The game just begin barely on the first quarter. There are 3 quarters to go. Please, slow your rolls and avoid hasty conclusions. Arman is a wrong choice. This betrays your shallow thinking ability. Both Kiir & Arman would not make the Election Commission list. They will be denied right to lead constitutionally. NO hard-feelings!! It is too late for your semi-illiterate Kiir to consult a constitutional lawyer. Head-ache for you? It is understatement!! Just watch the game patiently, please!!

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            • 15 January 2010 06:15, by murlescrewed

              LET’S PLAY!! TRAITORS

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              • 15 January 2010 07:08, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy


                I appreciate your concern like the rest of concern citizens. Frankly I understand your point, however lets fous for the unity of Southerns and not making criticism. Its always better to try every bolt in order to find one that can fit to stop the licking issues in South. This man has been working with Southerns for his entire life, he deserve it, they have also sneak some information about his family relationship with dinkas which is not a dig deal to the issue. One bullet will never kill thousand deers at once, lets not preach a hint of panic to the hearts of Southerns. At meantime he is the only foe under the leadership of SPLA and all his political activites With SPLA will be monitored. This will be a nice strategic idea that we must not forget to implement.

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              • 15 January 2010 07:11, by JOINET

                To murlescrew,
                We southern Sudanese will not bother to vote for up coming election .Just to support jalaba again. No way.

                Let those Dinka who decided to select Yarsin continue vote for Yarsin.

                My advise to Nuer, Shiluk, Murle, Azande, and all other tribes in South Sudan let not vote to another Jalaba.

                Let Dinka who chosen this man vote for him.

                By Mayen

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                • 15 January 2010 07:17, by murlescrewed

                  WELL YOUR WISH WILL COME TRUE. DINKA MAKE UP 50% of the SOUTH’s population. So CDR Yasser Arman will win whether you like it or not. Don’t trust Nuer either. Those guys will stick the knife in your back as soon as they stop hugging you.

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                  • 15 January 2010 08:10, by JOINET

                    Kir will not be vote by any so iam glad that he fool him self to contest for GOSS Presidency.

                    Can the blind man lead a blind man?.

                    By Mayen

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                    • 15 January 2010 19:37, by Mr man

                      Don,t worry you guys late him go, it not like nobody because Kiir, never wana come up so late him come we should all vote for him, SPLM OYEEEEEE,,,,,well try.....

                      Dieu Makuac Turual

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                    • 17 January 2010 10:58, by Victor Jal

                      hello, Mr. Mayen I had observed your comments which are full of betraying the Southern Sudan once again . You are claiming that President Kiir is not eligible to govern , yes but do you know he is special in one thing if not two; he is troublesome as your bosses . He didn’t killed once time a southerner cold blooded as your bosses had done before and it is what you are planning to. Please assured that a eligible illitrate, blind or what so ever he is, is mostly welcome rather than litrate selfish ambitious and posts lovers.

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                • 15 January 2010 08:32, by ngor martyn jok


                  SPLM did not choose Jalaba.They chose a prominent man in the name of Yasaer Arman.He’s been in the movement for more than 30 years.It’s a great job done by the political bureau.

                  Good enough,has got to make it WITH PAGAN AMUM for governorship in the Khartoum state.This is about engaging the enemy with political forces.
                  Meanwhile, our president in the government of Southern Sudan ’s just satisfied with seat in the junub.He’s very incompetent with it n we can still hold him up!

                  With Riek Machar,he’s a big traitor n he doesn’t fit any seats ..unless if he goes to his state for commissioner.

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                  • 15 January 2010 10:08, by Moses Kur Akech

                    Hello Folks! It would be healthy if you put aside tribal and irrational squabbling and chronic hatred which do nothing worthy to your future as individuals and the nation’s future than proliferating the existing hatred sowed by the civil war, poverty, illiteracy, and so forth. I think the choice of Yasir as presidential candidate is crucial at this point where South is drifting towards secession in 2011.

                    It’s obvious that free and fair voting during referendum can be thwarted by the regime and it’s strategically healthy to referendum if vocal democratic Yasir wins the forth elections though it’s a tough and risky task to achieve. But there are chances that marginalized will unite after Yasir in this forthcoming election and thus he’s got a chance of winning elections.

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                    • 16 January 2010 02:15, by Abuk D- Nhial

                      You are wrong Moses Kur.

                      We are not begiing fair election but we are demanding it or do what ever needed.

                      Aman can’t contest for presidency !

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                  • 15 January 2010 11:13, by JOINET

                    Riak is not a traitor is a big man in International. More than YARSIN or Salva Kir.
                    If Salva did not think carefully ,iam affraid he is going to lose the election miserably. I predict Yaser will win but he will not be allow to stand for Presidency.

                    Shame on you, think twice and one.

                    By mayen

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                • 15 January 2010 12:33, by Wilson Kamau

                  Mr.Mayen can you cease writing things you think make you look ’CLEVER’ and actually try being really clever,for a change.

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                • 15 January 2010 18:45, by Bold

                  My friend, joinet or mayen whoever you are that decission was mad by the party not the tribe (Dinka), Most of the people objects that stupid selection made by those money patients. They though they would gaint support from where Arman is origional from but totaly no.

                  May be people like myself wuold rather stay with no vote for either Bashir or Arman. I wonder why not Pagan Amoum, Malik Agar, Wani Iga and or many other capable leaders.

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                  • 16 January 2010 03:39, by Baako

                    Most of you have said it all, here we go again to have a northerner run on behalf of the southerners. What is the point of voting for 2 jalabas again? we need to stay home and forget about voting. Why did we go for the 23 years war? Isn’t this the same as having Joseph lagu and Abel Aleir signing in 1972? Dinkas need to come to thier sense and understand that they do not own southern Sudan. We have multiple brave candidates to face al Bashir, just make the cow boy to consent for them and move the south foward.

                    Very sad, for the failed south that has failed measrably under the cowboy’s leadership with not even basic needs.


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                • 16 January 2010 09:11, by Albino Kuel

                  Dear Brother Mayen,
                  Am sorry of mentioned that ,we southern Sudanese ,we should look at the person who can bring our Town to village but the person who will send us into bush for long war running again otherwise Yasir Arman will get more voters in the side of Jalaba and he will take the whole south as his home .Therfore, what do we aspect from there that is winning now if by this time and we shall look at the person who will go and look at his/her stomach but the stomach of the south as whole,
                  SPLM Oyee
                  Yaisr Arman Oyee
                  Salva Kiir Oyee
                  He/she who insulted his/her leadership has insulted himself/herself.


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            • 15 January 2010 07:32, by Bulky

              Thielelng,nothing will happen.how many times you been talking about what will happen in Goss.arman is the rigt candidate for the SPLM to face Bashir in lection coming.
              Kiir Mayardit will be the right candidate in southern sudan.
              be carefullful with your comments.it is full of hatred.

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              • 16 January 2010 03:42, by Baako

                Salva Kiir is a fail president, his presence is more harm than good. Is this why you want the Jalaba guy Yasir Arman again to revive us? Big same.


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          • 16 January 2010 00:02, by Samson


            Don’t think in your mind that Dr. Riek would split from SPLA/M Try to Remember That. What I know from there some of the tribe will never run any position until Almighty Nuer Put democracy GoSS in post.

            Like we had change the attitude of Garang in the past then now we need to show to Salva Kiir to understand who we are we.....We Nuer never scare with no one since colonist until today... We are going to "Show Mostly Bhar El Gazhal, mind looting fella".

            We are very closed to that If you are in South Be ready because do not suprise when it happen.
            Now we are dealing with North then we may come to the South when we clear from North. Then see who the big playing the game.

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        • 15 January 2010 05:49, by Gatwech

          And another question is will the NEC accept the candidacy of Yasser ARman given his criminal background as a convicted person in the near past?

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          • 15 January 2010 06:21, by Greater Equatoria

            Very good job done SPLM! Is the best nomination of the SPLM to cater all the regions of Sudan

            Arman will likely win this coming elections if there is no rigging.He will be the president and who ever wins in the North,either Al-Bashir or any other person,will be the vice president,as according to the CPA constitution.Arman will also be the GoSS president at the same time,just like Kiir is the vice president for Sudan and GoSS at the same time now.

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            • 15 January 2010 19:40, by Stanley P.D.

              I have gone through all these comments you made. Almost 75% of the comments are in support of Yasir Arman to contest against Bashir.

              My advice to those who dont support the SPLM choice of Arman should change their minds and join the majority. I know their feelings is that they needed a candidate to be from their tribe. This issue of tribalism will take us nowhere. Yasir, I know will draw support not only from the North and South, but also from our brothers in Darfur. We all share same problems with Dafuris, but did our leaders from GOSS ever visited them to console them? No. GOSS officials don’t have the time because they are busy looting money for buying houses abroad, marrying new wives, buying new cars, etc. They will get nowhere with all these evil of theirs.

              Please give all your votes to Yasir Arman when the time comes. Its now easy to kick Bashir away from power if we vote wisely by forgetting tribalism like we the equatorians. Thanks for reading my comment.

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              • 16 January 2010 03:47, by Baako

                Failed Equatorian, are you talking us in to Jalaba? we are seperatist and have no boarders with jalaba so we do not need them period.

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          • 15 January 2010 20:58, by Daniel Deng

            GatMaa, Who’s not criminal? Bashir is wanted in the Hague, why you think NEC will accept Bashir over Yasir Arman who was falsely accused of victim he didn’t kill, but an attempt to kill Yasir Arman himself? Please be logical.

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        • 15 January 2010 06:26, by kuminyandi

          Dear Gatwech,

          According to the report above, why did Dr. Riek refuse to run for either presidency of the South and Sudan?. Thanks


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        • 15 January 2010 06:28, by De-Lam Lam

          Yes , Salva Kiir is not qualified for democratic government ,but we can not delete him from SPLA/M .Salva Kiir Must resign and be given in Military position such as Minister for SPLA Affairs or Minister for Internal Affairs where he can still be utilize by Southerners.

          BY WED Junnub Anti-Tribalism.

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        • 15 January 2010 07:16, by samuel_kur@yahoo.ca

          Brother Garwech.

          I always thing you have good knowledge in language, but don’t fool yourself with your limited tribalism for tribalism support as you seems in at your language along of your comments.
          I said before some people are igniting the flame in south, such as you, Kim Deng, Dinka Dominated SPLA, Theiling, and Ramang Deng, you guys are under the south telescope,as i can tell you the could burn every one even the one who did it, i this tribalism would not help all of you in future, I knew your background with Rambang well, which means you are tribalism people who will not run for position in south in future.

          I know the reason you hate Salva Kiir is not because he is failed leader, because you are tribalism and that will not help your future, nobody mind if Dr, Reik Machar Could come to the same seat of presidency in future, but its use in a politic way not like you do. Yes Reik Machar could come a president in south one day if people are patient, every one has his own chance and time its given by his creator, so when the chance and time of Dr. Reik comes, he will be our leader nobody would argue for that, because he is successful leader and considerable intellectual, but now we want thing to be smooth not as rough as you do guys even you will endanger Dr. Reik Machar politic, some people may think Dr Reik knows what you are doing for his political card.

          Please, we should leave Dr. Riek alone with evolving in your debate as its happens always. Even Dr. Reik Doesn’t like the way people are mentioning his name in dirt politic, due for politic reason as he is international, he doesn’t like to be understood as a tribalism leader.
          Please, Change your topic in future comments.

          We should not work to split our nations into many divisions in this time, we should be patient until our time is up at specific chance.

          I urge you to eliminate tribalism ideas, and be open minded person who accepted everything based on good spirit not on bad spirit as you seems.

          I don’t have any point of view toward commander Yassir Arman to be an SPLM nominee for presidency seat, even i was thinking for the seats in the south government to be given for them, to make them feel as we are welcomed people, even if they joint the south in future they could not face any differences, and that how the world intellectualism work.

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          • 15 January 2010 08:50, by John Sebit

            Sumuel Kur, Am extremely glade with your brilliance coments base on the writters to misuse our leaders like Riek, Salva & many others negatively.
            SPLA is a well known movement worldwide with their leaders, so let’s cease nonsense

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        • 15 January 2010 07:54, by Southern Lion

          My friend stop barking for no reason, SPLM has taken a right decision by nominating Yasir Arman. He has the visions of the SPLM as a Party. I know you are just a website politician who does not know that real politics means more than a shallow thinking. A shallow-minded website politicians like you keep reacting without realizing reasons behind certain decisions. That is why non of you will ever get the presidency of this nation unless you come and support "these intellectuals"

          My only advice to you is to accept Kiir as your next president of Southern Sudan

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          • 15 January 2010 08:43, by Terror-hunter

            SOUTHERN LION,

            You are talkiing man ,Yasir Arman is the right choice for SPLM,leave this mother-fuckerRiek who will always move like an animal.he have no position in SPLM then joining Bashir back again because Kiir will remain our President for south sudan unless he resign,we actually don’t need shallow-minded politicians who will always disolve the party and run to arabs for decisions.

            Terror Hunter .am hunting them for lion to finished his meal

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          • 15 January 2010 09:23, by Peter Majok Chiengan

            Yes, Southern Lion

            You are truelly right because this peoples whom are calling them selves politician, they don’t know anything about politics even the ways of politics means.
            So if we see what the (SPLM) made is avery good & right decision because we don’t want to win the election in the South only but we need the whole of the Sudan.
            My advise to our friend whom were crying every day JELABA...JELABA... Why you allways doing this & you have the same mind & more than this, & ability to do many things even to manage those Jelaba.
            We are more powerfull, inteligence, & intelect to manage them politicaly.
            (SPLM) OYEE... KIIR OYEE...
            (C H A N G E)... (I S)... (C O M I N G).

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          • 16 January 2010 00:20, by Aarai Baka

            My Salute goes to Arman for great job he have done. what I will say is that, Arman win a big lottery ticket to the palace. Arman is a great guy not like Riak Black and Lam Akol who goes back and forth to Khartoum for exchange of washing Bashir dishes and killed his fellows Southern brother, but Riak is progressing well now not like lam.

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        • 15 January 2010 12:26, by chuol dieu.

          Gatwech, You always begin you remark by saying dear readers". No body could bother to read your article even a died body could not bother to read your article, because you are retarded and tribalist.

          The most tribalist likes Dinka boy, logic boy can not see through the picture. please leave us alone, leave the south alone ,beacuse you are retarded.

          Please, if you read the article. Yasir Arman is the change we want if you look through the picture. You just comments but you don’t know any things. you are bench of idiot.

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        • 15 January 2010 23:27, by DengDit Ayok

          Mr. Gatwech,

          It is very obvious that you have missed the point. Comrade Yasir Arman is not against the separation of Southern Sudan. He has recently worked hard in the National Assembly to give the right of voting to the Southern Sudanese who came to the North before 1956 and the Southern Sudanese who are in the North to vote in the 2011 Referendum, the thing which the NCP wanted to obstruct. He has worked hard recently in the National Assembly for the people of Southern Sudan.

          He has together with his Comrade Pagan Amum Okiech the SPLM SG exercised pressure on the NCP through the peaceful procession of Monday, December 7, 2009, which resulted into passing of Southern Sudan Referendum Bills, Abyei Referendum Bills, and Popular Consultation Bills for Southern Kordofan and Southern Blue Nile. Why don’t you want to appreciate that brother? He has worked hard for the welfare of the Sudanese people since the early days of the Movement and he strongly believes in the Vision of New Sudan of our late hero Dr. John Garang de Mabior.

          The Vision of New Sudan with its free freedom, true unbiased justice, indiscriminative equality, unlimited progress, equal opportunity without discrimination, prosperity for all the Sudanese people without exclusion, and its secularism (separation of religion from governmental affairs) will engulf the Sudan if he becomes the next President of the Sudan.

          I appreciate the step which the SPLM political bureau has taken in nominating Comrade Yasir Saeed Arman as the presidential candidate in the up coming general elections.

          Long live the Vision of New Sudan,

          Long live SPLM political bureau,

          SPLM Oyee!

          Comrade Yasir Arman Oyee!

          All the supporters of Yasir Arman Oyee!

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        • 16 January 2010 05:27, by Dengcol malual

          how do you know southerners are not going to vote for him? i am a southerner and i will vote for him. Yasir has good leadership qualities than Dr.Riek because Yasir stand up for what he beieved in and Riek doesn’t. Dr.Riek is very a shameless leader who joined the SPLA in 80s and defected in 90s and joined again in 2000s. so where are the core of leadership? he is a man no one can trust. so Gatwech keep crying and most of us don’t care about your whining.

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      • 15 January 2010 14:43, by child soldier

        Dear Gawect

        Whom do you think will fiasco the Government of South Sudan?. Your formerly militias groups and paramilitary organisations were not full intergated into SPLA army forces, regarding the failure I think most of your families represent quarter percent in the GOSS.

        I think, nominate of Comrade Yasser, it is SPLM strategic. Let me come to the point, who do you prepar to win the so-called General Election? the SPLM has already throw the bone infornt of greedy Dogs. If Southerners candidate Riak Machar for presidency election contest he will not win the election either Salva Kiir, because it’sn’t free and fair election, the National Congress Party, Islamic Parties dominant by Islamic Bretherhood/brotherhood known as AL Kuan Al Musilimin or Al Kuan Muslimun and Southerners opposition Parties had brainwashed by growing tribalism among Southerners as you alway spend time busy talking against The Dinkas, instead to mind your own business,65% of Nuer are now supporters NCP while on the other hand NCP is supporting Nuer in various ways by using militias groups, smuggling firearmes into the South

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    • 15 January 2010 05:24, by thieleling


      Kiir’s deathly foolish decision to violate the rule of law and party guidelines, now is accountable and responsible for the chaotic south. Americans and the world advises Kiir & SPLM to respect institutional rules, but to no avail.....

      Kiir is squarely responsible for the chaos, violence and lawlessnes that follows!!

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      • 15 January 2010 05:36, by SPLA


        What are you and your group going to do now that Kiir is not stepping down from his post as a general in SPLA? You can defect to North if you wish but SPLA will still kick your asses the same way the kicked you out of south to join Khartoum government in 90s.

        Kiir is also running for GOSS presidency and he will maintain his position as SPLA general and Commander in Chief. Go head sue him in court but nobody will enforce the court decision because Khartoum courts have no jurisdiction in South.


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        • 15 January 2010 05:47, by thieleling

          SPLA-ass kisser,

          Whether Kiir is army general or not, it is irrelvant at this point. Just have more patience, you ’ll see the real players at work. Just watch!!
          No. Kiir will be rejected by Election Commision. SPLM has to selected another candidate for south sudan presidency!! Just wait, don’t get excited yet. The game just begin. No body is going anywhere either. Juba, Bortown, Bentiu, Malakal, Yambio, Torit, Kuacjok, Aweil, Wau belong to all of us. The house will just burn while we all in the middle of the town(Juba). North is for North. I am in south sudan.....may be you forget, I am a separatist. Therefore, my home is south sudan.

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          • 15 January 2010 05:54, by murlescrewed


            We urge you to split with your measly 20% population and see whether you will get anywhere. We pulled off this move to see what you will do. Now we wait. It is a waiting game.

            Elections are really irrelevant at this point. It is all about putting you traitors in your place.

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            • 15 January 2010 08:29, by Terror-hunter

              To Thieleling
              your are bullshit man and don’t know where to settle,going to north and coming back to south will always decrease your population,you better KISS OUR ASS.then polishing shoes for arabs as Reik was doing it to Bashir in 1991.

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          • 15 January 2010 05:57, by Major Deng

            To all Nuer Traitors,

            Now you all have one choice to make; wether to join us (southerners) or go a head and nominate your militia candidate Riek Machar. We are sick and tired of whinning all these years.

            Major Deng

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            • 15 January 2010 06:17, by H5N1

              to all the Dinka Traitors and Nuer Slaves,

              we the southern Sudanese have now realized that Dinkas are sellers that have wasted this golden opportunity to elect a real southern sudanese (as indeed supported by the international community based on CPA) and instead gave a candidacy to an Arab whom have kept us in bush for more than 50 years, thinking that because he is married to a Dinka, he could somehow provide some food to Dinka foolish Majority.
              what this weird community didn’t realize was that, they have started a war in Southern Sudan. SPLM is nothing but a tainted tribal kitchen that has been turned upside down by the Lou Nuer Villagers in 1991 and will still be turned upside down now. mark my words for it, you the Dinka Internet warriors here will not save your coward community that you left here because, nobody is going to wait for 2011 referendum. things have just started!

              i hear some Dinka fools claiming here that Slave Kiir will go till referendum! you guys just listen through your anuses. you will never ever cast a ballot in 2011 for referendum! believe what i just said and mark this day as to when i said this. the war has begun! cant wait.

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              • 16 January 2010 05:44, by Dengcol malual

                if you don’t know then Yasir was in the bush with us since 1986 so i don’t know what you are talking about. it is not about being southerner it is about committed to South freedom and southerners suffering. Dr.Riek joined the Khartoum (National Islamic Front) to participate in killing southerners in 90s. so who is better between Dr.Riek and Yasir? Yasir was in the bush with southerners since 1986 while Dr.Riek was with National Islamic Front killing southerners.

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          • 15 January 2010 05:57, by SPLA


            I will bet you my life if the National Election Commission reject Kiir as SPLM candidate for GOSS presidency. There are two interim constitutions. The national interim constitution and South Sudan interim constitution. Kiir is not running for Sudan Presidency, he is running for South Sudan presidency and there nothing that require him to reliquish his post as a general in the SPLA in order for him to run.

            After all, who run that constitution? It was the SPLM and they can change it to their benefit. Stop complaining, Riek Machar will never ever be a president in South Sudan in our lifes time. Tell your uncle that his presidency is a dream. It will never materialized until he dies.


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            • 15 January 2010 06:03, by murlescrewed

              BRAVO SPLM,

              These traitors must read the constitution before trying to play games

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              • 15 January 2010 06:18, by SPLA


                We are beating the traitors intellectually and in the battle fields. These traitors of Riek Machar and Paulino Matip group have no functioning brains. Arabs always fool them and now the Dinka is beating them in their own game of running between South and North.

                The traitors joined the SPLA after the death of our hero the late Dr. John Garang thinking that they can find their way to SPLM leadership but Kiir is beating them now in their own game.


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                • 15 January 2010 07:21, by murlescrewed

                  MR. SPLA,

                  Well-put brother! I wholeheartedly agree with your points. This is a tribe that is trying to ruin what they never paid anything for. We will work day and night to reform them and incorporate them into civilzed group. They came after the dinner was served. Not a drop of blood from this pathetic tribe. South will always look forward and defeat any traitors.

                  Thanks, brother in arm.

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            • 15 January 2010 06:30, by thieleling

              SPLA-Ass Kiiser,

              We are talking about the rule of law, not Dr. Machar Presidency. Dinkas are talking about Kiir being president. That is the difference with Dinkas and the rest of south sudan. Please, don’t put your life down for something you have no knowledge about. Just stick to your tribal line, not the constitutionality of this. otherwise, you will die soon because the Election Commision ’ll anounce the list soon. Your life is more valuable than Kiir’s crook presidency. Do you agree? This is Dinka’s naked tribalism versus the rest of good men & women of south sudan. TRUST ME!! There is no way you could win this!!

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              • 15 January 2010 07:04, by SPLA


                What rule of laws are you talking about? Don’t you know that we make laws, enforce laws and interpret laws in South Sudan. Abil Alier chairs the NEC, there is no way the NEC will reject Kiir candidacy.


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          • 15 January 2010 06:31, by Dinka Boy

            Hahaha Coward Thieling,

            Why are crying loud like this instead you wait to burn houses like you said.
            We don,t listen through noise my friend. We are waithing dear. Who cares

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        • 16 January 2010 12:39, by Makol Dhal

          SPLM Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
          SPLA Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
          South Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
          Juba Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
          Salava Kiir Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
          By Kuajok Boy.

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      • 15 January 2010 05:41, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

        Yasir’s family affairs has nothing to do with his political career. Even if he is married to dinkas this is not a big deal for him to win or lose votes from Southerns. However I appreciate the decision, because he could be a right person to pull South out of insecurity, tribalism and corruption. Those three mentional factors are our day to day problems holding us backword.

        Southerns will not vote for him becuase of his family relationship. We vote for someone who cares about the future of Southerns, someone who can ensure that we are having tight security and proper management. We need to pull our image out of tribalism, corruption and worse living conditions. Regional, state and communities relationship has been the poorest rate in South. People are hostile to each other like Lion Vs hyena, I argue GOSS to focus more attention in this ares to ensure that we are united and moving forword for better life style. It is not about who you are or where you come from. The only thing is how you manage your people and your country, simple what your country can do for you and what you can do to your country.

        New Year Message continuous to inspire

        Time for tribalism has gone, 2010 is not a time to generalise tribe or community instead of one person. It is time to focus on the real issue far from tribal criticism, political party criticism, leaders criticism, and very far from abuses or insults. We should also debate far from abuses of any single commenter on ST forum, to myself I want to be a man of tolerance, peace, responsbility, respect, forgiveness, love, unity and courage . It is time to get serious and work for the betterment of my nation South Sudan (Democratic Republic of Victoria), South Sudan should be call Victoria, because the long struggle is victory, CPA is victory, South Sudan liberation is victory, our insecurity will be a victory, election and referrendom are potential victories.

        I didn’t change myself because of pressure or whatsoever, it could be my 2010 resolution. For now lets start new year with fresh mind and positive ideas that will improvement the managment of South Sudan, childish comments must be ignored. Some individual comment aggressively when they are defeated in debate, this spirit must be abandon. We are here to play a game ie you get defeated or you defeat others defends on the article and the extend of your debate, but don’t insult people. This is my new year message to ST viewers, contributors, pseuds, readers and editor.

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      • 15 January 2010 05:47, by SPLA


        Where you present when Americans and the world advised Kiir and SPLM? Go back to Americans and the world and tell them that Kiir has ignored your advice otherwise shut the hell up and follow the man, Kiir Mayardit. You might learn something about leadership from Kiir.


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      • 15 January 2010 06:14, by Dinka Boy


        Just make chaos or violence as you said.
        No barking like wild dog in the forest.

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    • 15 January 2010 05:48, by Dengtaath

      Ladies and gentlement, Kiir refuse to contest simply because he knows some body can take over the South Sudan president post.
      Now Dinka prefere to give away the movement to the enemy.
      I am telling you, is a right time to tell Salva Fuck you in the bottom.Dinka think that they good in politic, I am sure this will affect them severely.

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    • 15 January 2010 06:15, by junub

      what a great breaking news! Thank you SPLM for nomiating hero Yasir. long live SPLM, long live Yasir.

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    • 15 January 2010 06:19, by Greater Equatoria

      Very good job done SPLM! Is the best nomination of the SPLM to cater all the regions of Sudan

      Arman will likely win this coming elections if there is no rigging.He will be the president and who ever wins in the North,either Al-Bashir or any other person,will be the vice president,as according to the CPA constitution.Arman will also be the GoSS president at the same time,just like Kiir is the vice president for Sudan and GoSS at the same time now.

      Please let us vote for him!
      Go Go Arman!! We are for you.

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    • 15 January 2010 06:20, by Greater Equatoria

      Very good job done SPLM! Is the best nomination of the SPLM to cater all the regions of Sudan

      Arman will likely win this coming elections if there is no rigging.He will be the president and who ever wins in the North,either Al-Bashir or any other person,will be the vice president,as according to the CPA constitution.Arman will also be the GoSS president at the same time,just like Kiir is the vice president for Sudan and GoSS at the same time now.

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    • 15 January 2010 06:46, by Deng Akol Agut-tungdoun

      New Sudan oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

      No time to be waieted for traitors.


      Be Blessed

      Deng Akol Agut-tungduon, a man far away from tribalism.

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    • 15 January 2010 07:54, by Daddy pading

      I think today everybody will wish Dr Jonh Garang would have lives. Now who will be better Arab to follow? Yasir Arman or Abdulla Deng Nhial? Because Salva Kiir and Riak Machar scaring losing election and they left behind Nhial Deng Nhial, Pagan Amum and Malek Agar. Many Southerners will follow Abdulla Deng Nhial like it or not

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      • 15 January 2010 08:17, by Dinka Boy

        Dear brothers if you are Dinka ,then you know how we treat committed person. We respect people who respect and die for his people. Please Yasir Arman is our hero and he must be respect like Dr Garang and Kiir. Please can we stop calling Yasir Arab instead of calling him our brother.
        He protect southerners than Riek machar 100%.

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    • 15 January 2010 07:58, by John Sebit

      Dear Southerners,
      The proverb said, an enemy of your enemy is your friend!!!! Arman is an Arab who murdered Arab, both are enemy but Arman is enemy of the enemy.
      I thinks Salva didn’t nominated Arman because he is inlaw, but because Arman deserve the candidacy.He has qualification, long serving in SPLA & so on
      Folowing Dr. Garang death I don’t see the leader who can manage Arab, so let’s use Arab as they have been using us to fight ourselves so as to overcome themselves the we overcome ourselves during the war.
      Finally Presidency is not importance as compare to Seperation in 2011.
      Democracy is what we were looking for as Dr. Garang said.

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    • 15 January 2010 08:10, by Vikrani Saida

      People like Kim Deng would talk as much he could consume time without better plan for his family and parent.For last twenty-one years, he ran way seeking asylum in the Africa or western. Now CPA has given everybody’s teeth to talk shit without improvement his own people wherever they are in sudan.Hahahaaha Stop it, waiting no clues

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    • 16 January 2010 00:36, by Samson

      A big dog hind under trees because he confuse to run then he saw small plate with raw meat he think that enough for him.... He knew he had no were to go... he can’t run internationally... The big lion has gone.... only hyenas Stay.

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    • 17 January 2010 06:15, by madut

      Dear Southerner I think the time has come to prove that we are going to get our promise land. Why I say this? It is because the move that SPLM did today is absolutely correct. All this time, the jeleba think they are more intelligent than us. But, today, SPLM has done well because the nomination of Yasir Arman against Bashir is the right thing and right time I guess. In my opinion, I believe it is a best way we will achieve our independent in 2011. Therefore, I support the nomination of Yasir Arman to run against Bashir, this is the way we can defeat the Jeleba. We know that Bashir will not say again to Arabs nations or Islam’s nation that we don’t want to be governed by infidel because now they cannot say from of the present of Mr. Yasir. This word call infidel would not work anymore because Arman is member of SPLM and at the same time is Muslim and also is Arab. This is very obvious to me that SPLM has done a great job. Especially, when they selecting Arman as nomination against Bashir for president of whole nation.
      By Madut

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  • 15 January 2010 05:19, by thieleling

    Dr. Justin Ramba & Dr. James Okuk,

    Great insights!! Kiir’s deathly foolish decision of “Selective violation of the constitution in south Sudan in order to approve Kiir’s candidacy amounts to a coup”, would NOT be allowed!! Dr. luka Biong Deng does not understand the rule of law. This is the moment of truth. He has been misleading the semi-illiterate Kiir for the last five years of CPA. Let’s see who really owns south sudan. Luka Biong/Kiir dictatorship madness or the south sudanese public who overwhelmingly rejected Kiir & Luka Biong corrupted manipulation of the rule of law.

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    • 15 January 2010 05:31, by mathem jech amer

      Base on what was he chosen, seniority or popularity? I think SPLM is getting crazy!!! But should be Secretary General rather his deputy GOSS president refused.

      What if he passes election, is he going to remain a President of the Republic or you will change him? Completely not possible to change with any alternatives if he succeed as president.

      Oh My God what’s going on in SPLM Political Leadership?

      Jech Amer

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      • 15 January 2010 05:39, by Daniel Deng

        Great news. SPLM has a best choice. Yasir Arman, a man of Sudan.

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      • 15 January 2010 05:58, by Dinka Boy

        Great job SPLM.
        Arman is our hero like others who help the South to achieve our dream. Thanks alot.

        Me Jech Amer, let me tell you my brother that i never a gree with every comment you made on this web. Once you don,t know the SPLM histroy,and second you always want to make difference among Dinka by subtribe.I remember your comments most of the times.

        There is no problem if he win the presidency beacuse if he win then he will be the president in 2011 and after 2011 we vote for seperate.
        Please no worry brother.

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      • 15 January 2010 05:59, by truth to be told in southsudan

        Great news indeed!
        Spla has made right move indeed. Yasir Arman is a loyal, couragous, well educated individual, who have proved to the entire whole that he is a man of the principle of justices, democracy, and freedow for all. He met the requirement for the selection process based on the following:
        1. he has been with the SPLA since 1984(more than 26 yrs of loyal services to the principle of new sudan.
        2. He is not Nyagat.
        3. well educated with a law degree
        4. He did not do any harm to any southerns.
        5. He is a hardworking man
        6. He put his own life on risks(he has been jailed recently) for the sake of all southerners to have freedom across all religious spectrum.

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    • 15 January 2010 05:57, by ojok s. ojok

      Dear readers, please stop biasing here. Sudan is going to remain one believe me or not. Kiir have mismanaged the politic of South Sudan, public funds that suppose to be use for infrastructure and other development such as hospitals have been ship to western countries by his relatives, secondly his government is racist, tribalism and corrupt, thirdly he promoted all his relatives to higher post to protect him, that fuckup everything.
      The future of our South Sudan is vague therefore; we should use the name new Sudan instead of South Sudan!

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  • 15 January 2010 05:41, by H5N1

    I’m Seeing a bloody future in South Sudan! this Dinka Gambling cannot be tolerated anymore.

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    • 15 January 2010 06:05, by Dinka Boy

      Thieling,Gatwech,hni5,and likes,

      Just hang our selve.
      This coming time is the time that you and likes will smell the taughness of Salva Kiir.
      Yes, Salva Kiir must there to maintain his position to take us to the promise land we fight for and Yasir Arman must take us out from Khartoum elimination methods.

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      • 15 January 2010 06:23, by H5N1

        you are not going to reach that land my enemy!

        you are lucky that you are abroad but you are casting a big shadow to your tribes here.instead, you should just tell your coward tribe to hang themselves before Mighty warriors stomp their back yards

        this is the beginning of the war where only the mightier survive. NO 2011!!!

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        • 15 January 2010 06:48, by kuminyandi

          Dear H5H1

          Hey! maaaan, calm down. You know and I know that Yassir is not going to win the election, as matter of fact, no body is going to win this election other than Bashir. So do not give yourself a hard time by boiling your blood. Just chillout, relax, and wish for better future of South Sudan. Peace.


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      • 15 January 2010 15:09, by Dr Advisor

        Dear Readers,

        Let me tell you that Mr.bulshit Saed Yasir sharqi will surrender the SPLM seat to Omar El bashir believe; do not mind about him it is already go to grave, my dear southerners you are lost. shame on those who support this nonsense nomination by SPLM.The tribalism you use in this website will make all the southern sudanese to run away from Dinka rule. Please explain this to you about Mr. Salva Kiir ( hat man) his candidacy in GOSS Presidency;
        1. Salva Kiir will not be accepted by NEC.
        2. Salva Kiir will be beaten by another candidate.
        3. The greater uppernile, and Equatoria region will not vote for Salva to make sure the claim of Dinka being majority in southern than any tribe, all tribes of southernn Sudan will unite against Dinka untill they say sorry for their mishaviour after ten years.
        4. Dr. Lam Akol will win the election for southern Sudan presidency.
        5. The candidants list for southern sudan presidency are:
        I) Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin Greater Upper nile Region ( SPLM-DC)
        ii)Malwana Bona Malual Greater Bhar el Gahazal Region ( FORUM)
        iii) Peter Abdelraham Sule Greater Equartoria ( UDSF )

        All these candidates will add their votes to Dr.Lam Akol Ajawin.
        All tribalist Dinka like Dinka Boy, SPLA Dom., and the rests must believe.

        Dr. Advisor

        Ready to respond any comment

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    • 15 January 2010 06:27, by SPLA


      I told you yesterday if you betray us again, you better then move to Uganda because we will not have mercy on you guys this time. You want war bring it on.


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      • 15 January 2010 15:17, by Dr Advisor


        please SPLA you Declare the war today, Tomorrow Gen.Kiir will step down from army chief otherwise it is too late who will return to him C-IN-C again. SPLA please tribalism cannot make you brave as you say. All Dinka fear death they are calling MAMA! MAMA Am dying now pray God for me, how come?

        Dr. Advisor

        Ready for respond any comment

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  • 15 January 2010 05:44, by murlescrewed

    Bravo SPLM for the well-executed move! This will now clear the field for a great contest between the criminal regime and the SPLM. Sudan will never be the same again. CDR Yasser Arman has the potentials to attract votes in the the North because he is an honest and straightforward fellow.

    Now we can rest assured that traitors will weep in shame.

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    • 15 January 2010 05:52, by Dengtaath

      Yaser Arman can only work inside SPLM rather giving him that big post of SPLM. Dinka game is getting bigger gentlemen watch carefully things will soon get ugly.

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      • 15 January 2010 06:09, by Dinka Boy


        Who cares for any ugly things.
        Please watch your words.
        the only things that we want is to hope for sucess rather hopping for Riek power greedy.
        I am happy now for the great decission made by SPLM.

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      • 15 January 2010 06:43, by jack chuol

        It seem that Big logic Boy is the winner in this website. Man your advice are so great,but direct your advice to those who keep attacking the others my friend.

        and thank

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      • 15 January 2010 06:50, by Daniel Hope

        Ladies and Gentlemens SPLM is not that Dump to let Yasir Arman run for South Sudan presidencey,they rather stay with out anybody run for presidencey.
        If SPLM nominate Yasir Arman.It is like poking your eye with needle. I know SPLM have smart people that care for Southerness. That’s not Happening.

        Good luck. let’s wait for the better choices

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        • 15 January 2010 07:08, by SPLA

          Daniel Hope,

          Who told you Yasir is running for South Sudan presidency? Read the article before you comment. Yasir is running for Sudan presidency against Bashir.


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  • 15 January 2010 06:13, by Controller


    Mr. Yasir Arman was not the right person to contest against Al Bashir. It seems to me that President Bashir will win his second term again.

    Then, South will return to war with North again.

    This foolishly decision of nominated a muslim candidate to contest against another muslim candidate came from Stupid Dinkas.

    This nomination is not yet over. Dr. Riek Machar is the right candidate to contest against Al Bashir, according Prophert NGunDeng.

    Thank you all

    I am Controller with the Prophert.

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    • 15 January 2010 06:22, by Dinka Boy

      Mr Controller,

      if you think Riek Machar was the one to contest with Bashier according to Ngungdeng, then ngungdeng is the lier.
      Now our Hero Arman is our leader to contest Bashier.
      Just hang your self right now or defect and join Khartoum.
      We are ready for peace or chaos.

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    • 15 January 2010 06:35, by SPLA


      According to Dinka, Yasir Arman is the right person to run against Bashir and there is nothing your militia guy Riek Machar or devil Ngandeng can do about it. By the way, do you dummies actually still believe in Nyandeng and Wurnyang? You Nuer Naath are the most confused and the dummiest society that I have ever known.


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  • 15 January 2010 06:14, by oshay


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    • 15 January 2010 06:50, by Deng Akol Agut-tungdoun



      wou wou, son of nyagat.

      Be bless,

      Deng Akol Agut-tungduon, a man far away from tribalism.

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  • 15 January 2010 06:20, by thomas

    Yasir Arman has been a loyal SPLM cadre since the beginning. I fully support him, and I hope Southerners and Northerners will support him too. If you read this Cde Arman: please ignore some the harsh words you will see from others, they are ignorant, and worse still ungrateful for all the hard work and others in the movement have been doing do bring us this close to freedom. SPLM Oyeee! Cde Yasir Arman Oyee! Gen Salva Kiir Mayardiit Oyee! Dr. Riek Machar Oyee!

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    • 15 January 2010 06:49, by Jayo

      Mr Thomas,

      You sound as a great guy.Thank you for your comment.
      All the above tribalists wrangling are idiots.We,the marginased people of the Sudan need to unite to take our right from the wicked ruling clique in Khartoum who have been missmanaging the country for decades.

      God bless our leaders for this decision.God bless Dr Kiir Mayardit.God bless Dr Riek,God bless Pagan Amum,God bless Yasser Arman,God bless Wani Iga,God bless Malika Agar and God bless all the rest.

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  • 15 January 2010 06:37, by 19851985

    I’m sorry for Dinka. Your times has expired. Now, it is time for your fucken massacre. The greater naath is coming your way. You got it wrong from the beginning. It is now time for Dr. Riek Machar to take a lead. Otherwise, you’ll cause your own grave yard. Stupid cowards. Greater naath can’t take this foolishness anymore. Writing from the greater Nasir.

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    • 15 January 2010 06:57, by Aturjok

      The antiDinka and SPLM sees Kiir’s refusal to run against Bashir as a weakness, but this is a very clear strategy. Riek has given a choice to run but refuse because he’s not a party leader.

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    • 15 January 2010 07:02, by Dinka Boy


      Please don,t kill yourself yet.
      we are waiting you for any fight u want.
      Why making noise.
      Just defect and fight coward nuer.

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    • 15 January 2010 07:13, by Daniel Hope

      I how long you greedy people had been waited. Always trying to take southerness to zero ground, but it don’t work. Don’t you feel a shame of yourslef. you are self esteems and greedy poeple I ever seen on earth.

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    • 15 January 2010 07:20, by Allan

      To all ma dinka bros dont waste time talking to all this nyagat people nuer since when nuer got brain, they are usless people on earth look what happen when riek machar fool them 1991 tell them that go to bor there are homeless cows there, go bring them, that why come wit larger number and they were die like a flies afterward, think this way if they were not a fool where can u find homeless cow in Africa
      fool fool fool , shame on nuer people, i have seen them talking

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    • 15 January 2010 07:29, by Pee-Funk

      Dear all,

      For those of you who like Dr.Riek Machar to be nominate for presidency; i am not against ya, because this person has committed a huge crime in 1991, Thousands and thousands people die because of him. noway we can elect him as president of southern Sudan. he is not suppose to be in that position he having it right now as vice-president. He can have any position in southern Sudan government because he came back and asked forgiveness; and we did forgive him, but people of southern Sudan couldn’t allow him to be president of southern Sudan because nobody still not truested him. The Nuer rebel killing people right now in southern Sudan whose know Dr.Riek Machar still apart of it because if he not, why don’t he stop his people to stop killing people and looming other cows. southern Sudan government need wash this person very carfully because in the future this person can the worst thing than what he did in 1991. southern sudan need a good leader to govern it well.

      i think SPLM make the right choice to nominate Yasir Arman may be he will better other corruption leaders in Sudan.

      by: Mr.P-Funk

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    • 15 January 2010 09:42, by Dauson Gieth


      I rarely reads articles/comments on tribune these days because its turning into a theatre of propagating violence via tribal sentiments and swearings. However, individuals like Big Logic and many others have become a star of articulating issues minus biasness

      On Arman candidacy, Its the wisest decission taken by SPLM since it shows that all SPLM Southern leaders stand for one cause-seccesion. Arman has a chance of taking on Bashir if we stand with him. Its not about being a Jallaba. We fought to change the system by removing individuals running it not just with the aim of running the system ourselves, but finding individuals with similar ambitions. Arman is one. Lets give him all the Soutern votes and he has a chance

      On the Southern front, we should cross our fingers and see who shall be shosen by the bureau. Its common knowledge that next stage would not be met with the same tone and thats democracy

      Let all tribalists stop yelling. SPLM Leadership know what its doing, not definitely bases on its our time and your turn etc

      Too bitter for the enemies of peace!!!! Just swallow it, Its phase one. be ready for phase II

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  • 15 January 2010 06:59, by Raan Naath

    Dear Readers,

    This is not news at all. Why SPLM Government nominated Yasir Arman? Where is the Coward President Kiir? Which direction (Kiir) is taking us to? Mr Kiir Why you become first Vice president of Republic, president of the Governmnet of Southern Sudan, SPLM Chairman and commander in Chief of the SPLA? Was it because of the conititution?

    you clearly violated the CPA mr president.

    I believe that the National ELection commission will reject the Yasir Arman’s nomination.

    Let us and see what will happen from NEC

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    • 15 January 2010 07:01, by Aturjok

      Raan Nath,
      Please read between the line. Riek was asked to run against Bashir but refused to so because he’s not a party leader according to him. If you are going to called Kiir a coward then this should appy to Riek as well.

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      • 15 January 2010 07:07, by 19851985

        Stupid Dinka coward. I wondered where is whore Nyadeng Garang. Why is the bitch not going to run against Bashir instead of yasar. I think Nyadeng should take the nomination since she was the one getting fuck by John Garang. Stupid bitich. Coward Dinkas.We’ll finish your asses wherever you are. Tension are rising this morning here in the greater Nasir. We are coming your way.

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  • 15 January 2010 08:36, by Myjocqueson

    I don’t care who is chosen but my questions may go this way
    Does South Sudan have a Constitution?
    Does Political party handpick a candidate or the party leader is auotmatically the flag bearer once elections time come?
    If Salva Kiir knows that he is not a politician why did he got himself into this hot cup?

    Otherwise there is still one big problem within SPLM/A, there must be different between SPLA as army wing and SPLM as political party very separate entity.
    why are we mixing stuffs which doesn’t match.
    Why can’t you follow your big fish example.

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  • 15 January 2010 08:59, by Controller

    To Crazy Dinka Boy

    For your information Mr. Dinka Boy, if Mr. Yasir Arman will become the next President of Sudan, I may apology to you all Dinkas Commentators for everything bad I said against you.

    However, if your muslim candidate lost the election to President Al Bashir, (Yien Jang bia laac ke lac mi jiek teetda neeni tii Naath)You Dinkas will difecating so badly from the hands of Almighty Naath.


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  • 15 January 2010 09:27, by Ukongo WOR-UYIN

    Follower Southerners, Let us not fear and have no doubts, even if, neither Salva Kir nor Dr.Riek Machar does not contest for presidency. These two guys should remain and prepared to respond to any unforeseeable tricks the NCP is likely to resort to as result of amounting pressures and the difficult times it is currently facing and has left with no choice but sooner to surrender their adamant leader the so-called Al-Bashir whose days are seriously counting down. I for one, like any other die-hard supporters of Late Dr.John Garang DeMaboir ideology will never allow the history of 1972 to repeat itself.

    While acknowledging, the weaknesses of some of the SPLM leaders .Our is enemy remains one the ISLAMIC regime. We need freedom, good governance, independence and development.Mr AL-Bashir and your Collaborators you are soon going to miss resources, wealth, and oil of South Sudan.

    Ukongo WOR-UYIN

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  • 15 January 2010 10:24, by marial mach aduot mach

    I am a big supporter of the appointment of Arman, whether to lose or win the elections. we only need south sudan

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    • 15 January 2010 11:31, by Master

      This just proves how backstabbing and nasty you people are. You sacrificed the people that fought with you all these years. Now look at you, just because he is not DINKA, you wont accept him, and you people want to rule the whole of Sudan with this primitive mentality !! F* OFF

      By focusing on the ’South’ you think the SPLM will win there ? Ha ha ha Your still a joke.

      The SPLM will not win in the North or the South because it is a tribal, corrupt, racist party full of thieves and Dinka thugs !! Another reason why the South is going to fall into turmoil.

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      • 15 January 2010 14:42, by John Boy

        Dinka Boy

        My friend last time I told you that,your comments does not show you are educated person. in fact you need to go back to school for further study and participant in this media you should be broardly understand as the same you will be active in the making of implementation polical and socio-economic in the society welfare instead of posting tribalism concern which peoples can not read. now it seem like you do not have capacities which tend to shape what you are thinking also you comment like you do not have brain to learn or reason thing and understand,please do proud poor dog Kiir Mayardit will not make second term who will vote for him while we know his poor leadership if he is going to make a mistake by rigging election that will be first bullet in the South


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  • 15 January 2010 13:30, by James Okuk Solomon

    Hon. Judge Abel Alier is a silent killer when it comes to law enforcement. No joke; even the Abyei brother-in-law,the jellaba Yasser Arman may get disqualified to run fot the Sudan Presidential seat during the elections because there are criminal legal cases against him pending in the court in Khartoum regarding murder and insult to Khartoum State Police.

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  • 15 January 2010 17:17, by Time1

    YASSER ARMAN is the best candidate for this election, he represent the true identity of Sudan, He is a muslims and married to a southerner, this makes him a nuetral Sudanese personality, he represent the diversity and all background of Sudan, he believes in democratic values unlike some hardline northern politicians, He has been in the struggle for freedom and rights of marginalize Sudanese with SPLM since day one, He organized the northern sectors for SPLM and has helped to bring a new characteristic of toleraence, unity and freedom of expression into Sudanese politics, all things which did not exis before, he is a major supporter of the New Sudan idea of Dr John Garang, Arman believe both north and south can live together if they tolerate eachother and listen to eachother and respected eachother, he has alot of support in the osuth compared to any NCP politician including Omer bashir, he also played a big role to bring up SPLM support in north sudan, so he is the right, as a muslim he can also appealk to muslims in north sudan and will have no problem being a president of Sudan, so all this factors make Yasser Arman actually the most qualified candidate to be a Sudanese president, he is far better th an the Islamic extremists Omer bashir.

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    • 15 January 2010 18:07, by majak garang

      To my understanding 90% of muslims in the south are Dinka . therfor.Yasser is one of them.to Fagan Amum I think you got the message. cholo believe what he see.you have been played for afool.

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      • 15 January 2010 21:14, by Gabriel K

        If 90% of Dinka are Muslims why are they not joining Khartoum during the war. asked your uncle if he don’t have Muslim tattoo on his butts, and you don’t have to tell the legend Amum, what you think Mr nyagat. Shut UP.He have the same vision like his brothers. unlike you food loves community;Furthermore,why are you against Muslims at this time, you think Arman will cut your militia fund of from the north were you been slave by Bashir,If he become president. Arman oyee, SPLM oyee NEw SUDAN oyee.

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      • 15 January 2010 21:29, by Gabriel K

        If 90% of Dinka are Muslims why are they not joining Khartoum during the war. asked your uncle if he don’t have Muslim tattoo on his butts, and you don’t have to tell the legend Amum, what you think Mr nyagat. Shut UP.He have the same vision like his brothers. unlike you food loves community;Furthermore,why are you against Muslims at this time, you think Arman will cut your militia fund of from the north were you been slave by Bashir,If he become president. Arman oyee, SPLM oyee NEw SUDAN oyee.

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    • 15 January 2010 21:07, by Daniel Deng

      I completely agreed with you Mr. Time1

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  • 15 January 2010 22:14, by Mustafa

    To those who are rooting for separating the south from the north, I would say this is not the right solution. This is what the enemy is looking for; we need to be more united than separated. And I think to have election on that is wrong, and even if it’s okay to vote, I feel that every citizen in Sudan has the right to vote on that not only the south. What kind of equal rights is that? . People from the north have the same rights in the south and vise versa. If you look around or check the history you will find that most powerful nations are the united ones (e.g. USA, USSR, proposed European Union, etc.). I am from Odurman, and I realize that there are many ignorant people in Sudan and other countries who promote discrimination. Africa as a whole have pride in tribes (each tribe thinks they are better than others). Even in South Sudan Dinka Vs. Nuir etc. So we need to educate our new generations to adopt unity and equal rights for all (sound like a dream) but that is the only way out. This is not a religion issue, as all religions don’t promote discrimination. It is the people who make those mistakes. A real example is Dar Fur (Muslims against Muslims), so it is all about tribal war and pride. I can grantee you one thing, if South Sudan separate from the north it will no be peaceful county (many tribal war). So please leave race and religion alone, I am a Muslim, Islam teach me to treat people equal, the word Islam itself means Peace (Salam) and total submission to God. Profit Mohamed (peace be upon him), came to teach us how to follow the right teachings of all the great profits of God who came with the same message (e.g. Isa / Jesus, Mousa, etc.) peace be upon them all. As matter of fact if you read the Quran, you will find that Jesus peace be upon him was mentioned more than any other profit including profit Mohamed himself. So I invite all of you to seek the truth and read about Islam just for your knowledge. I am not trying to convince you here as we as Muslims we believe only God can do that. Our duty is to just ask you to seek knowledge. By the way Islam is not only for Arabs. As matter of fact Arabs are only 15% of total Muslims today. Islam also is the most growing religion because by becoming Muslim you will follow the correct teaching of Jusus peace be upon him, who by the way was born in the middle east and spoke Aramic, which is the sister language of Arabic not English. Some Europeans stole the true bible and changed it over the time, that’s why you see many versions of it.

    Sorry I did not mean to turn this to religion debate, but thought to share my views with you. After all we all humans came from the same origin, so let us leave all the tribal prides and leave in peace. It may take time but if we stick to it, it will happen one day. May be not this generation but the next one.

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    • 16 January 2010 02:17, by Abuk D- Nhial

      You are wrong Moses Kur and whoever proposes Aman.

      We are not begiing fair election but we are demanding it or do what ever needed.

      Aman can’t contest for presidency. In otherword Southern Sudan must to be led by christain if we disclose the fact !

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      • 16 January 2010 03:35, by Deng Thiak Adut

        Mr. Dinka Dominated SPLA/Thieling/Gatwech! Dinka and Nuer, why would it be the topic of your choice? I conclude that you don’t have topic to discuss with majority of the Sudanese. Rather being possess with simply identifiable illiteracy and basic social education. What about talking about Great Equatoria? What about Blue Nile? What about disable? What about kids whose parents died during the war? What about HIV? What about laws of Southern Sudan? What about education and sanitation? What about influx of immigrants into Juba and other places where jobs are scatters? Riek v Kiir? There are no differences between Kiir and Riek Machar. The post of Presidency you little boys complaining is intertwined. Just because Kiir is sitting higher or closed in the theatre does not mean that he will absorbs and remembers every performance. This is self-evidence, and you all aware recently, that Riek was involves in the ABYEI PCA ruling and he achieved it. And other similar issues he participate in them and got results. DINKA v NUER: Your poor educations and illiterateness about our cultures is defects in you. Inciting hatred is a crime of passions and I bow to any reader to identify those names associated with hate crimes. Your criminality will someday receive its prices. Plainly, your peers will accept the evidence of these complains I made to you as to count that I was entitled to do so. It is equally plain that your peers should reject you and exposed your real names. You are causing crimes in the nation and you idiot will never spill blood of your own. Can’t you see that? You are misleading people and in particular the children into hate crimes and what is good about it when the nation became failed? What do you get out death? Riek or Kiir is not equivalent to thousands death. Kiir and Riek’s life have nothing to do with innocent citizen you are inciting into cultural-social-ethnic-tribes-hate crime. They just don’t give a damn about you. In my opinion, those who incited hate crime should be convicted under the following terms: If two or more persons reach any understanding or arrangement that together they will commit a crime and then, while that understanding or arrangement is still on foot and has not been called off, they are both present at the scene of the crime and one or other of them does, or they do between them, in accordance with their understanding or arrangement, all the things that are necessary to constitute the crime, they are all equally guilty of that crime regardless of what part each played in the commission. In such cases they are said to have been acting in concert in committing the crime. South Sudan laws must be moulded to catch those criminals. It is irrelevant that the actual perpetrator cannot be convicted of that crime because he or she has no defence such as lack (men’s rea) intention, self-defence, provocation, duress or insanity.

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        • 16 January 2010 05:54, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

          "United Sudan"

          well done SPlA!!! SPLM!!!

          voice of the Sudanese Revolution Army Struggle! we shall be continues in the next round of 2011-2012 and everything will be done or less than that.

          good political Well done SPLM, SPLM Waayyeeee!!!
          Hhaaaa!! hhaaaa!! SPLM Waayeee!!!!!!

          Good political manoeuvre to the Khartoum Regime. not like the foolish separatist who are anger by nomination of Yasier Arman.SPLM will knick a lot of butt these years.

          Any choice make, we have to fight for it. Even if some say south, we have to fight for it. Not like foolish separation surrenders like Riek Machar agreement or Anya nya I

          Tones of liberators

          Nguetbuny de luelpiny

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  • 16 January 2010 10:23, by Otuho-Bull

    This is shit! All the fight we fought for is now useless because we are back to praising Jallabas & licking their boots. Think twice Southerners, did the blood we poured on our land & the lives we lost are just for us to become a Jallabas’ boot lickers or to liberate ourselves from the oppressors who are the Jallabas?

    Think guys, think! Jallaba is a Jallaba whether he’s on our side or on the enemies’ side, the day will come when he’ll turn against you & your country & you’ll suffer endlessly for good.

    If you want to be a Jallabas’ boot leaker you vote for Arman who’s another Jallaba from Shendi, if you aren’t a Jallaba bootlicker don’t vote for Arman! Am not voting at all, am not a bootlicker & i’ll never be one in my life.
    Think guys, cheers.

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    • 16 January 2010 10:38, by Time1


      SPLM fought for all marginalized people regardless of thier backgrounds, Yasser Arman is best candidate that the whole Sudan can come with, this election needs a neutral personality acceptable toall sides, he fits in that category, Sudans unity has to be a voluntary unity were southerners should not be forced to do anything. No body is paising any jalaba or betraying he struggle, you are just confused and need help.Arabs wll ever uderstand this problem tha is why they fail to achieve unity with southerners because of their lack of understanding on how to deal with alot of important and sensitive issues.

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      • 16 January 2010 13:03, by Otuho-Bull

        Mr Time1,

        How do you expect people who didn’t understand you go for separation. You the one very confused at the moment, SPLM is taking us back the road of praising Jallabas, you aren’t seeing because you are already Jalabalise.

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  • 16 January 2010 22:09, by Bor Nhom

    Dear Southerners,the 2010 elections should not define our destiney.Anybody can lost that elections whether its Salva Kir or Riak Machar but we need to combine our efforts and focus on the coming refrendum.
    Mind you seperation is the onlt option.

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