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August 9, 2010 (BOR) – Youth monthly procession that calls for creation of new nation out of Sudan took another twist on Monday as demonstrators add timely and constitutional conduct of referenda in Southern Sudan and Abyei.

Thousands of people take part in Bor town procession Monday August 9, 2010 (ST)The march started at Bor town freedom square and continued to Langbar Ateet road before making a U-turn to the office of Jonglei state governor Kuol Manyang Juuk for a key note address and the peaceful protestors disperse. Similar processions are organized concurrently in Ayod, Pibor, Twic East and Akobo counties on Monday, Jonglei youth leaders reported.

August 9 makes it exactly 5 months if the referendum will be conducted on 9th January, 2011 as agreed in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on 9th January, 2005 between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army and Khartoum government represented by the National Congress Party of President Al-Bashir.

Waving banners with writings such as ‘My referendum, My freedom; Referendum for Separation; No delay to conduct of referendum’, the youths’ organized procession attracted churches, women association, traders’ union among other civil groups. On orange T-shirts wear today is a writing ‘referendum is youth golden chance for your total independence.’

‘LOOKING FOR FREEDOM’

David Malith Maluk, a demonstrator told the Sudan tribune that “This demonstration is important to the south…basically to peruse the course of CPA. The CPA is for two choices [unity or separation] but majority of people are looking for freedom and we are going to opt for separation.”

"This is our soil and we ought to own it," another demonstrator Mathing Garang said while holding two pieces of soil on his hands.

But there is frustration in the rally following media reports that Tarig Osman, a member of southern Sudan referendum commission, has said the remaining time is not sufficient for smooth conduct of referendum. Mr. Osman suggested referendum postponement – a statement the SPLM that rules semi-autonomous southern Sudan describes as “unprofessional.”

“This man [Osman] is not professional in his talk. First of all, the commission has not held a meeting or the two parties the NPC and SPLM have not complained to them [referendum commission],” Atem Garang, the Deputy Speaker of National Assembly told UN sponsored Miraya FM on Sunday.

As the Bor procession on Monday, governor Kuol assured demonstrators that the referendum will not be postponed by “even an hour.”

“The CPA says on the 9th of January 2011, all registered southerners will vote for unity or separation. This is constitutional right and will not be violated,” Kuol said.
Since the procession exercises calling for separation began on 9 May this year in southern Sudan, no group calling for unity have shown up. But the governor Jonglei told separatists today that all rights must be respected.

“If there is a group calling for unity, it is free to come out and I will address them here too. That is their right and we shall respect it,” he said.

In related development, Jonglei state assembly is studying a bill that requires all citizens to pay some “little fee” to support preparation for referendum. Governor Kuol requested the separatist as well as unionists to support the bill which is expected to be passed by the state assembly this week.

(ST)

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  • 10 August 2010 05:09, by Dinka Boy

    SPLM/A Oyeee, Dr Garang de Mabior Oyeee, Salva Kiir oyeee, South Sudan Oyee, our land oyeee. This NCP must not play with gas flame this time,we have have done. January 9th,2011 is the last dance.Thanks

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    • 10 August 2010 08:32, by Kur William

      Keep on going people of Jongle state we are all behind you whatever you can do to let us get what are desire for and so proud of you sinec the inception of SPLM/A New sudan oyee. Kur

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      • 10 August 2010 15:08, by Deng Akol Agut-tungdoun

        Thanks a lot Bor People 4 u are the eye openers.

        Tells these sleeping guys that the whole world is now against junub and it will be upto Junubien to decides on their referendum postponement.

        NOTICE TO ALL JUNUBIEN!

        Jalabas or mundukurus these days are using UN VEHICLE SO WATCH OUT THE KIND OF UN VEHICEL U ARE USING OR NEAR U.

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    • 10 August 2010 08:32, by Paul Chadrack

      the procession is very encouraging, but about contributing money for referendum?, that is another part of corruption, those citizens need a support from government not them to lend their little means of survival to that corrupt institution.

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    • 10 August 2010 08:33, by Kur William

      Keep on going people of Jongle state we are all behind you whatever you can do to let us get what we are desire for and so proud of you sinec the inception of SPLM/A New sudan oyee. Kur

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      • 10 August 2010 08:59, by Ngolele

        pauly Chadrack

        Even with our blood we will contribute; for the success of this referendum; wait and see.

        some individuals have already promised to provide water in some proposed pulling stations.

        WE KNOW "jallaba waga kalas" FOR get out the available resources,UNITE and finish them for ever! is the msg.

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    • 10 August 2010 14:26, by Sunday Jial

      Dinka Boy,

      I am neither playing a battle of wits nor game of death with you, but trying to saturate your mind which has dried-up with hatred, full of tribalism and antagonism against Nuer Nation.

      63 years ago in 1947, when south Sudan was a separate country (administered separately by British), our grandfathers were hypnotized to accept the unity with the north. When they tried to resist the idea, Judge Mohamed Ahamed tricked them saying if you don’t want to jeopardize you future, then you have to accept this idea of unity. Because they were uncivilized and uneducated, however, they welcomed the idea with a condition that a bill of Protection Right of southerners would be passed into law as per their demand.

      4 years later in 1951, the House of laws convened to enact and draft the constitution. By then, Mr.Both Diew from Nuer was the only member of the parliament among the overwhelming majority northerners who was representing the south during the enactment of laws. Constitution had to be Islamized instead of secularization and protection bill was removed. Mr. Both being the only southerner had to argue with them, dictated the idea and proposed the secularization of the constitution. After a lengthy argument without progress, he got frustrated and matched out of the Parliament.

      On August 18th, 1955, the Mutiny under the command of Officer Ronaldo Loleya of Great Equatoria revolt in cotton plantation of Torit as a reaction to the fundamental violation of constitution as well as violation of the aforementioned Bill of Protection of southerners against slavery and other sorts of marginalization. The south stood firmly as one nation and one tribe with out discriminating each other and fought bitterly.

      Mr. Dinka boy, south Sudan is a diverse nation in all aspects, and as such it need all of us to cement the cracks that proliferated during war years so that unity in diversity for the people of southern Sudan prevails. Khartoum Peace Agreement is like any other Peace Agreement signed by any other rebel movement and failed. It is neither the first nor the last peace agreement to fail in Sudan since the starting of struggle. Ask Uncle Abel Alier who witnessed, experienced and felt agreements such as Addis Ababa, Abuja, I & Abuja II among others. Now that Uncle Abel Alier is a NCP member, can we say all Dinka bor are traitors? Is it not illogical enough and much more Sacrilege to generalize all people because of 1 person?

      The south cannot be united in that spirit…………………

      Dinka boy, the South has three known internal enemies since 1947 and, if you happen to be the fourth, then it is not too late for the south to fit you in the list. Mental slavery, leadership wrangle and tribalism were the prominent stumbling bocks and fundamental enemies of our moment until 2005. We should not encourage antagonism in a last minute as the nation is preparing to cross the Ocean and clutch her flag in celebration of the victory.

      Brother Dinka boy, I would also politely request you to change your web name (Dinka Boy) that is narrowed down to Dinka only due to short-sight ness. You need to be a man of the people who sees not only Dinka Bor in his surrounding but all southerners as one tribe.

      Your politics is not Bor politics; Garang never boldly antagonized the Nuer during his life time. He was a great politician who praises Nuer and other tribes including Dinka whenever a battle is won against the enemy. Your writings on this web are discrediting the name of this sub-tribe called Bor. Wake up, the war is over, tribalism era has long gone, and it is time for Nation building.

      Politics has nothing to do with enmity; it is only an art of trying to make impossible possible whereby its principal clearly states: "If you don’t defeat them, join them". However if our brothers join us, we cannot victimize them or conclude that they were wrong in the first place yet we didn’t prognosticated the vision of their mission. However, if they defected from NCP/SPLM-DC and join us in SPLM after having realized that the dream of our martyr and forefathers cannot be achieved in division, we cannot humiliate them.

      Furthermore, we are going to a fundamental stage, a stage that neither our forefathers nor we have ever seen since creation. It needs all of us to come together, stand tall, and tell the world we are capable of administering ourselves. It will not be achieved through antagonism and tribalism.

      One Nation!

      Sunday Jial.

      The author is a Unity State resident and he can be reach @ sunjial82@yahoo.com

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      • 11 August 2010 09:52, by superior Junibi

        Bravo, Mr Sunday Jail.

        I am so appreciative we have Southerners like you and I hope one day God find people like you and make them our leaders. Thank You.

        Dinka boy has terribly humiliate Dinka bor by using his uncivilized ideaologies and hatred against Nuer and None Dinka gruops. It has never been Dinka plan nor Dr. John dream to hate and preach hatred. Its not in our norms. People make mistake including him(dinka Boy), but we don’t have to use that mistake over and over to plant bitterness and hatred.

        Generalization is very bad. Its time for us to be civilized and leave something positive to our kids before we die. Thats what a man really stand for. You don’t preach hatred. Its time to forget 1991 and move on. Life goes on.

        Please Dinka boy. Change your tone and if you want to attack somebody, do it as individual not the whole tribe. ok.

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    • 10 August 2010 15:39, by Sunday Jial

      Bravo Bor youth,

      Keep that spirit. We will cross this ocean and get to the shore. Gen. Kiir will row our canoe to the promise land.

      One nation!

      Sunday Jial

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