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February 4, 2011 (JUBA) - At least six people, including 2 children, were killed and 28 wounded in fierce clashes in Malakal after a dispute between components of the Sudanese army turned violent on Thursday evening, Upper Nile state officials have told Sudan Tribune.

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Soldiers from the Joint Integrated Units go through formal motions during the arrival Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the southern capital of Juba on Tuesday in Juba on Jan. 4, 2010 (AP)

The fighting, which continued into Friday morning was between members of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) – allied to Khartoum – who are part of the area’s Joint Integrated Units (JIUs), which also include members of former southern rebels the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), as part of a 2005 peace deal.

AFP reported that 13 people have died and 30 have been wounded in the clashes. However, Lam Both, the information and communication minister in Upper Nile State told Sudan Tribune late on Friday he was only aware of six casualties but acknowledged that this may have risen.

Heavy weapons such as mortars have been used in the battle, with most casualties believed to be civilians. The numbers of deaths is expected to increase once doctors are able to reach the areas which have suffered the heaviest fighting.

One of the dead is a driver for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), who was caught in the cross fire, the UN said on Friday.

Under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) the JIUs were established to meet the internal security needs of the south during the deal’s five-year interim period, which ended in January with a self determination referendum for South Sudan.

After an overwhelming 99 percent of voters opted for the south to secede from the north, the parties to the deal have until July 9 to finalize outstanding issues before the south forms its own country.

According to Both, Thursday’s fighting broke out after southern SAF members of the joint forces resisted orders to move north, as is stipulated in the peace deal.

Some of the soldiers also did not want to move north as they did not believe they would have rights there after the south secedes according to Reuters’ reports. Issues such as citizenship are among many post-referendum issues that are being negotiated by Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the south’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

Ahead of the plebiscite, thousands of southern Sudanese headed south, uncertain of their future in the north.

Fighting started around 7:00pm on Thursday night and continued until Friday morning. “At least six people have been confirmed dead and over 20 admitted in hospital. Out of those killed, two were children,” Both told Sudan Tribune by phone from Malakal.

Phillip Panyang Aguer, the SPLA spokesperson, said that under the CPA provisions, the SAF is mandated to move back to the north with all its military equipment and that there should have been “no interference” by the southern members of the SAF in the JIUs in this process.

"I learnt that the incident in Upper Nile was as a result of a disagreement between the SAF components within the JIU who were asked to move north. Some are refusing to go north and be disarmed,” Aguer told Sudan Tribune on Friday.

Malakal, situated on the White Nile, was a key garrison town for the northen army during the Sudan’s 22-year north-south civil war. The Khartoum government backed various militia in ethnically diverse Upper Nile to fight against the southern rebels. Many of the militias are still well armed with heavy artillery supplied by the north.

SPLA forces in Malakal, the spokesperson added, had tried to intervene and mediate between to two sides in order to restore calm in an area, known for fierce clashes in the past. He said that the SPLA had not been involved in the fighting and none of their soldiers had been injured.

Aguer told Sudan Tribune that the soldiers, who had objected to their relocation to the north and disarmament, were loyal to General Gabriel Tanginye (AKA Gabriel Tang) who had led a militia in the area during the civil war.

In 2006 and 2008 Tanginye was accused of instigating violence in Malakal that resulted in the deaths of over 300 people.

But in October last yearTanginye announced that he was joining the south’s governing party, the SPLM, after southern president Salva Kiir issued an amnesty for armed groups in the region in an attempt to unify the south ahead of the referendum.

Despite leaving his position in the SAF and joining the SPLA, many of Tanginye’s men have not yet been integrated into the southern army.

In a televised statement on South Sudan Television on Friday, Aguer described the incident as an “internal dispute” between groups originally members of the SAF in the JIU “over the ownership military weapons”.

"The fighting in Malakal started on Thursday between groups of SAF [in the] JIU over ownership of military weapons and equipments. It has nothing to do with the SPLA forces. It broke out between those who want to take artilleries to the north and those who do not.

"Both groups of the SAF JIUs are South Sudanese but disagreed on whether artilleries should be taken to north after all the SAF forces were ordered from Khartoum to go to [the] north after [the] referendum results", explained Aguer.

The military officer said the SPLA started following quarrels between the two groups last week. "Our forces around Malakal town started following and monitoring their activities closely since last week when the two groups started quarrelling. These squabbles intensified [Thursday] evening at around 9 o’clock when they started shooting before the state authorities intervened [but they] resumed again today on Friday morning", explained Aguer.

"The SPLA is monitoring the situation closely and we called on the leadership of the Joint Integrated Unit to resolve the issue with immediacy so that it does not escalate into a security threat to the citizens of Upper Nile", he said.

Military tensions in Malakal following the conflict within the unit remain high, prompting many residents of the town to have stayed indoors since the fighting begun.

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  • 5 February 2011 07:03, by Mzalendo Mwema

    Dear Brothers,

    We don’t want more bloodshed on our beautiful nation.Remember,"When two bulls fight,only grass(civillians) suffers".I urge Gatwech’s forces to restraint from fighting because the victims are Southern civillians.

    May God help in this situation.

    Thanks

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    • 5 February 2011 07:33, by Chuker

      breaking News!

      Dinka Bor and Twic Dinka raid three cattles camp of Gawaar Nuer of Ayod county, another incident reported in Wuroi county of Lou Nuer. according to eye witness the raiders wearing SPLA Uniform with GOSS coat of army. the question is why Dinka Bor reporter in Bor didn’t report this horrible act?

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      • 5 February 2011 07:42, by LongTweng

        Chuker,
        you have suffered so much, you need to hang yourself to end your anguish.

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        • 5 February 2011 07:51, by Chuker

          it is not anguish it is true news. there is double standard in Jongeli state.this lazy Governor known as Kuol manyang should resign imediately if he is not upto Job, and stop Dinka Bor attacking Nuer. Those coward Bor need to understand that mighty Nuer can finish them within one day.

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      • 5 February 2011 07:47, by Liberator

        Chuker & Gatwech

        Don’t worry brothers about the apparent elation shown here by the Dinkas about the fighting in Upper Nile. But Remember, the Ngundeng prophecies aren’t done yet! As to breaking news you have just posted, I think if that’s the case well, Gaawar have the right to pursue the perpetrators wherever they are.

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      • 5 February 2011 08:00, by Sudan virus

        Chuker you are writing irrelevancy.

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        • 5 February 2011 08:03, by Chuker

          Sudan virus,

          What you mean?

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      • 5 February 2011 21:46, by Gatdit Kol

        Oh Chuker,don’t you know the way Dinka behave? They don’t report what they have done to Nuer but when Nuer revenge what they did,it is where they will report it to the world.So what kind of humans are they? Their governor Kuol Manyang is favouring them by not disarming Dinka but Nuer were disarmed.Paker(the people of Maar) are the people who are raiding Nuer cattle.

        And thanks
        Nuer warrior

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    • 5 February 2011 07:43, by Chuker

      Dictator John Garang should be blame for bloodshed in south sudan. since he is coward and he never capture any single town couple with his lack of vision created mistreat among us especially Nuer and Dinka.

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      • 5 February 2011 08:14, by omoni Atari

        chuker,
        you are really impaired and you need to see medical help as soon possible.
        what you commented is not relevant to the top we are.
        You hate Dinka just go after them,
        Am not Dinka,but Dinka are southerners like you and I

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        • 5 February 2011 08:40, by Chuker

          well,If you think I need medical help, one problem, I don’t have health insurance! Do you have enough money to pay my medical bill?. shame on you Dinka Bor with Equatoria Suits.

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    • 5 February 2011 10:27, by the landlord

      The superpower of Dinkas and their strategy MONJANG/DINKA cannot be deceived easily otherwise we would have not reached this golden opportunity. Hope and willingness can bring you bright future. A superpower is a state with a dominant position in the international system which has the ability to influence events and its own interests and project power on a worldwide scale to protect those interests. A superpower is traditionally considered to be one step higher than a great power
      To all southerners, this is a time to thank the great leadership of Dinka for this freedom of today. May God bless south Sudan and their brave leader

      just dance but make sure that you are under shadow of DINKAS people

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      • 5 February 2011 22:43, by Gatdit Kol

        Hahahahaha,why you called Dinka brave? If they are brave,why they were displaced by Nuer in 1991? My friend you are a big liar. Nuer are brave in South Sudan.

        If Nuer did not say yes to CPA,it couldn’t succeed.

        Warriors are Nuer................

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    • 5 February 2011 22:31, by Gatdit Kol

      Oh dear all my fellow suothern Sudanese,let’s pray God to stop this bloodshed which happened in Malakal,Melut and Palouge.Let it not reach other areas in Southern Sudan.
      I know Dinka are very happy for this bloodshed because JIUs is composed of only Nuer but they have to make sure that Nuer young men are also very many in SPLA forces.

      Nuer warrior.......................

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  • 5 February 2011 07:03, by Gatwech

    No more war!

    If SAF of northern component wants to take the artilleries to the North, let them do so.

    But SAF of southern component should not be forced to move North. It doesn’t make sense during the separation process.

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  • 5 February 2011 07:06, by Bol Deng

    The militia must resist their masters or allowed themselves to be disarmed by their masters. Great that those militia who were the killer of their Southerners for years realized the truth that the North is not going to be the safe heaven for them. Please, retained your weapons that NCP gave them to you because you have right to you them before against Southerners.NCP must know that they have no right to take those weapons because they have been given to them unless the North thought that they have been using so dull people who can not take their own possessions and in that cause they thought that they should be disarmed. Wrong idea Mr Omar Bashier.

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    • 5 February 2011 09:23, by Deng Bornyang

      To Bol! You fool what are talking about? No one in Southern Sudan who have never been with the North until now a Dinka Born Muslim called himself Adalah Deng Nhial is still there with the north and your Uncle Abel Alier is also there. And to be honest, Abdalah contested to be the president of the republic of sudan in April last year. Comparing him now and those army men is he the master or the servant! Go hell man do not talk shits about other people!

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      • 5 February 2011 10:36, by the landlord

        You are really doom enough and stupid indeed,

        those DINKAS you mention dose not have any maliatia with them and they are more educetd then those dead men of nuer who are in fevrour or intrest of food loving

        by the way you are dancing under the shadow of DINKAS

        dear go to hell with you talk

        death to whoever is nyagat in south sudan

        shame on nyagateen’s children

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        • 5 February 2011 11:02, by Liberator

          To: Landlord

          please read the following quote by the ICG expert!

          Titled: Can Kiir Cut It as President of New State?

          "
          Fouad Hikmat, International Crisis Group special adviser on the African Union and Sudan, regards the relationship between Kiir and Riek Machar, the vice-president of South Sudan, who belongs to Nuer, the second largest ethnic group in the region, as key to ensuring the south remains stable.

          "At the moment I think the relationship is going well. Both of them recognise the importance of each other," Hikmat said. "Machar is powerful and he is not shy of taking a decision. He has a large constituency with the Nuer who are highly militarised and whose tribal areas have most of the oil in the south. Kiir needs to keep them in the garden."

          Lastly, I would giver the following warning to you & alikes

          Don’t panic yet! Let me give you a bit of comfort. the Rwanda movie will not be re-run of 1994 at theater near you. Instead, it would be a whole brand new movie with the opposite effect that you and your uncle alike has ever seen. So, sit tight and enjoys the temporary accommodation that southerners have afforded you thus far, because it won’t last!

          Warning! Nuer are not Tutsi of Rwanda(just the opposite re-run of Rwanda 1994, will be the only movie televised this time with immeasurable scale).,

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          • 5 February 2011 11:54, by Nhomlawda

            Liberator,

            Change your name to traitor, you are rotten mine traitor. Dinka is twice larger than Nuer and it is powerful than Nuer in term of fighting and planning.

            Accept the freedom given to you by the great Mounyjang without any complaints or go to hell.

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      • 5 February 2011 18:34, by Ahmed Chol

        Bornyang,

        what about Riek Gai? Is he a Dinka? think again.....

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  • 5 February 2011 07:06, by Peter Mading

    I am very much impress and happy to hear that our Southern Sudan Army(SPLA) were not involved in such lunatic fights.

    Those innocent people who had lost their lives in such fight is the responsibility of the SAF because it was too early for them to make a prompt move without proper arrangements. Because they were militia men they do not have the capacity of understanding the military arrangements on how the SAF should pull out.

    Area of conflict are irrelevant. There is no point of fighting when there is already an existing peace in the region. Look now,am very sure the SAF being in clashes for two consecutive days are the Southern Sudanese. They are shortsighted and with tiny reasoning ability to realize that after all the South Sudan is an Independent State and Southerners who were Serving under the Government of NCP (Khartuom) will be given their dues and advice later on where to go.

    They fought themselves to the point of death and death of innocent lives by using heavy artillary against themselves. Such use of Artillary by Militiamen is for the first time. It is good that dull people offer their lives in a shameful hour.

    I pray that may almight God assure the lives of the innocent people in heaven. I pay my sincere condolence to lost Innocent people in Malakal.

    The commanders of Sections involve in fight are to be brought to book.

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  • 5 February 2011 07:20, by Bol Deng

    Dear Gatwech,

    Your uncle, the Militia called Gatwech Chan-Taganyang caused the fight in 2006,2008, and now in 2011. you know very well that his force has been traumatized because they does not know what they were doing. Let the bribe speak among themselves.

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    • 5 February 2011 08:02, by Chuker

      Mr. Bol Deng,

      according to intelligence source, corrupts Dinka behind SAF clashes to make Taganyang has a trouble maker.

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  • 5 February 2011 07:43, by oshay

    This is only the beginning of the massacre to happen under the dinka dominated SPLM

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    • 5 February 2011 08:02, by Sudan virus

      Oashy!re-read the article.

      SPLA were not involved in the case.

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      • 5 February 2011 08:10, by Chuker

        Sudan Virus,

        according to intelligence source, corrupts Dinka behind SAF clashes to make Taganyang as a trouble maker.

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        • 5 February 2011 08:19, by omoni Atari

          Chuker,you are just a doomsayer,trying to confused people in southern sudan. Nuer and Dinka are the same shit and a big headache to all southern sudan citizens.
          That is why we called you Dinka-Nuer,simply because we dont see the different between you.

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          • 5 February 2011 08:35, by Chuker

            Omoni Atari,

            that is nonsense,You are Dinka Bor wearing Equatoria Suits. We Nuer never grabbed equatoria land on Gun point, we never take Equatoria girls without paying a single chickens. If Nuer are bad why no complain from Equatoria communities gainst my communities. Do you think there is no Nuer in Juba, Yei, and Torit?

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            • 5 February 2011 08:48, by Liberator

              Chuker

              You’re right bro! I have never heard a complaint from our Equatorians brothers against Nuer people. especially on land grabbing. Their only complaint may be, why a powerful tribe like Nuer isn’t reacting to such an assault on Equatorians and others Southerners minority tribes in the South. After all, It’s been and always will be the Nuer who can guarantee the minority tribes’ right against Dinka Bullying in the South Sudan.

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              • 5 February 2011 08:57, by Bol Deng

                Liberator,

                Do you ever see a dog when a born get stuck on it teeth? There we go!

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            • 5 February 2011 08:49, by omoni Atari

              There we go, ckucker,

              I dont hate anybody including Dinka-Nuer communities ,if you have a problem with Dinka just proceed a head.
              And for your information , am from eastern Equatoria not Dinka Bor as you put it.

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              • 5 February 2011 09:03, by Chuker

                I did not you are Dinka Bor, what i says is you are Dinka Bor wearing Equatoria,and then why you comparing my community with notorious community ( Dinka) in south Sudan. Do you have any facts to tell me about Nuer Grabbing your ancestors land on Guns point or taking your Girls without due process in Eastern Equatoria?

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                • 5 February 2011 09:18, by omoni Atari

                  Sir,
                  I lived with Dinka and Nuer and i have experience on that,both tribes are always acting like wild animals.That is why i was comparing you and them.
                  I know Nuer never grabbed any land from Equatoria, but they did a lot of bad things back in 90s,if you smart then you should remember what happened in Ikost and Chukudum, you just contact William Nyuon, he can tell you everything you wanna know,if he is still breathing somewhere.

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                  • 5 February 2011 09:37, by Deng Bornyang

                    Atari!

                    Why are you people always complain that Nuer Nuer Nuer Nuer, and yet many people have died from both sides including Nuer and Nuer never complain what is it? what do you people really want? If we want to build a peaceful and prosperous nation, let us forget about the past and go on with the present. Or else, stop posting destructive comments insiting ethnic divisions!

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                  • 5 February 2011 10:18, by the landlord

                    Churcker and omonio de otraio both of you are just dancing under the shadow of mighty superpower the DINKA.
                    talke and make sure that you are nothing but bouch of looser.

                    youre mam and papa knew exctly who is you master the Dinaks

                    enjoyed boys

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            • 5 February 2011 12:02, by Nhomlawda

              Chuker,

              Equatorians do not complain against Nuer becuase they consider Nuer as a confused Dinka group. According to Equatorians, the main Dinka and Dinka-Nuer are the same.

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          • 5 February 2011 09:05, by Deng Bornyang

            Otari!

            You are very sick it is just for the first time to hear that we have the so called Dinka-Nuer, which is so contradictory to many people!
            I can not deny that Dinka and Nuer are Cousin Brothers but Nuer can never and will never be call Dinka-Nuer if you do as you have said, then soriously see the Psychatric for Mental check up!

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            • 5 February 2011 10:23, by omoni Atari

              95% Nuer thieves and 95% Dinka are dumb,and thieves too.
              You feel me bro?
              Dinka-Nuer remained Dinka-Nuer, no matter what you said.

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              • 5 February 2011 17:41, by Raan naath

                You foolish man, Nuer are God fearing communities don’t compare them with Dinka who are believe to be robbery of South Sudan national resources. Please see when Nuer will take over the seat to rule south Sudan and you will wonder for the change would be made.

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              • 5 February 2011 22:07, by Gatdit Kol

                Are you an Equatorian man? If so, Nuer are your God.They saved you from Dinka who had been fucking you in Equatoria for almost two decades.If you don’t get me well,Nuer fought Dinka in 1991 because of you minorities.And you have to make sure that Nuer and Dinka were the only ones who participated in the liberation.If we now say no Equatorian can work in the gov’t,nobody can deny it.

                Ta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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              • 5 February 2011 22:18, by Gatdit Kol

                Raan Naath,thank you for alerting this foolish quatorian man who misunderstood Nuer.He is really young in whatever.He has to know that Nuer are not Dinka,they are God fearing people like those of Isreal.

                and ta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            • 5 February 2011 12:24, by kuarkun

              Deng Bornyang, don’t worry if they say Dinka Nuer, unless they say Nuer Dinka. Because now you are Deng Bornyang, Bornyang is the father of Deng.
              The same to dinka Nuer, Nuer is the father of Dinka.
              Which is very nice to us even if that abducted child is very
              thief.
              If I come to the topic of today, God be with the innocent people died with nonesence. You Southern Sudanese of Arab you were sleeping since, you don,t know that Southern Sudan become Independent since (SIGNING OF CPA)?
              We southern Sudanese we have enough military weapons, we don’t need that weapons of Jalaba, let them take their weapons.

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  • 5 February 2011 09:19, by unity state boy

    Ohh poeople do not blame your selvies this fighting is not

    tribes by tribes

    Thank by Gatbentiu

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    • 5 February 2011 10:52, by mimi nema

      dear bros

      i would like to advise you all dear bros, we are not there to creat insecurity , inequality and ununited south sudan we are there to make change and this change start with you .

      the fighting in malakal as gone to some extend , like now fighting start in Maban amd palouch let us thinks about it what does it means , should it be what jalaba said that south sudanese will not manage to rule the selvies by creating that insecurity in the south or what should it be ?
      jalab is creating this incident in the south to tell the world that south sudan is not capable to be independent country let try to find out what is it and than we talk of some things we know.

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  • 5 February 2011 10:52, by Tambura

    Thats the problem of keeping military barracks in city, when misunderstanding like this happen innocent civilians the one have to pay. Thats why i want you guys to vote for me in next election. I promise I will keep military barracks far away from city and keep guns away from city even police will not carry guns in town at list if there some criminal threaten with guns.

    The next president of south Sudan
    Tamboura

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    • 5 February 2011 13:44, by Land-of-Cush

      The victim of this incident would be counted in the hand of jalaba. If they wish south to remain as fail state but they would be so much liars.

      Thank to Madam Mimi mami you have lost for while on this site.... welcome back you give a very special advice about Arab tactic but they are losers.

      Back to these guys that never respect their leaders, nation and their own family. Please restrain from that attitude. I know you Dinka particle Bor you hate Nuer so much. If there anything kills all Nuer from south Sudan you have to celebrate it til the end of ages. Warning, Nuer have faded up with abusive you always preaches on this media that why you see many of them are now ready to responds.
      The name Dinka-Nuer has been preaching by confused Dinka to Trukana people in Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya. But you Dinka don’t realise yet that you call yourselves as son of Nuer; Good on you.

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      • 5 February 2011 14:53, by Nhomlawda

        Nuers are never good soldiers during peace time.
        Nuer soldiers are always loyal to warlords or Nuer politicians but not national interests.
        Nuer soldiers in SAF Malakal unit were ordered in 2008 by Khartoum to attack SPLA units and destroy Malakal town and they obeyed orders and carried out attrocities. It is the same command ordering them to move north to be used in Darfur war or be disarmed or send back to south as militias and they should obey orders as they did before.
        Nuer militias whether in the SPLA or SAF must be disarmed in order for the two states to enjoy peace.

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  • 5 February 2011 16:10, by Gat-khir

    Look at these foolish Majority Orphans posting nonsences. For your information, we are almost done with Arab and very soon we will be called a nation.Get ready not only to disarm mighty Nuer wariors from SPLA but also to clean the whole Nuer community from southern Sudan. Read the history (Nuer expantion) and see how easy it will be for Jaaaang/slaves to do that. We are tired of your shits.

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  • 5 February 2011 17:20, by Joseph

    Dear readers

    Nuer’s communities are very confused elements. Now they will create conflict in the south if they’re not given what they want in their hearts. Majority of them need leadership and all wealth’s to be hand over to them,
    Definitely war will be cause by Nuers 100%

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  • 5 February 2011 17:21, by Tambura

    Guys I have good idea as trying to be next President of South Sudan.
    I want capital of our new country to be move to centre.
    Rumbek or Jungle stat. Juba is not right place for our new capital.
    I want Sudan Tribune to set poll
    Vote for me at next election I promise I will change the face of south Sudan

    The next president of South Sudan
    Tamboura

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    • 5 February 2011 18:19, by Victory

      If Sudan tribune was made for trible disput between dinka & nuer,is better for it to be blocke.

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      • 5 February 2011 21:04, by Stephen Gatloth K

        Only to the article,Gatloth Gai in -Bentiu.

        Even your enemies,God does not encaurage to kill whatever effence he/she committed.

        The fighting broke out in Malakal came as a suprise after when the very point of CPA i.e. south sudan self dtermination had taken place.

        I do n`t see any promblem that can led a bloodshed one again when we achieved our goal.

        General Tang is the southern who can not change his citizenship right at all.Also the matter of weapons can not led the big confusition like what took place.

        OK it is well indicated by Gorden Kong in his first album that,we tried to fight but we failed we also tried to talks we failed.Unless God will bright the peace rather than the war as He (God) did.

        May God rise the souls of those deceases in enternal peace.
        By:Gatloth Gai K.the God fearing southerner residing in Bentiu.

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  • 5 February 2011 20:46, by kaci-banno

    it is very sad to hear such a bad news and regreted to read some misunderstanding comments from southerners who sitting behind computers and throwing evil word’s to one another. the new state known as republic of South sudan can not be build upon hatred and jealoucy. Dinka and Nuer known as a bigger tribes in south sudan should have to understand that they are not the only very tribes in South sudan, their hatred and spirit of greedy are known by every tribe in south but that’s not the case we fought to be free. Sudan tribune is become a trite because of Dinka and Nuer issues,thinking behond tribe is much more better than narrow your mind just only for your tribe agend’s. Dinka plus Nuer minus other tribes in South Sudan equal no development, otherwise let’s work together for common good of our country.( Dinka + Nuer - other tribes in South = No development). Rememder this calculation and reason it well.

    By:Kaci-Ma-Banno.

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    • 6 February 2011 02:31, by danbaziel

      No Surprise Guys those JIUS are typical Nuers, they are like that fighting! fighting all the times. Nuers were the problem why God punished Sudan and according to Ngundeng, they will be the sacrifice lambs to be used by God to clean the new nation. Their violent mentality will be used to finish them, Ngundeng said that they are cursed and will be used after independence as canes by Kuoth to punish other tribes in Sudan.

      What Nuer doesn’t know is that a living cane (eg. stick or small branch of a tree) used to beat a child can be broken or torn in the process. Therefore, as they continue to cause havoc in the country, they will be torn down or even wipe out. if they attack murle, some of them will get killed, dinka will kill some, shilluk kill some, Anyuak also and lastly equatoria. man! They should come to Ngundeng’s holy-ground to seek for forgiveness before their fate unfolds. The trigger will be the current political arrangement.They are very excited now because they hope Riek will be the next to the throne but because Riek will miss that chance to be president, their primitive mentality will resort to fighting because that’s what they know better and from there, the wrath begins.

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  • 6 February 2011 01:16, by lierpiou

    screening need to be done by Sudan tribune to weed out the semi literate individuals who contribute here. the insufficient brains you guys possess is the sole reason why the forum is always tribally oriented instead of being used to enlighten and find ways forward for the betterment of Southern Sudan. i will not lecture you guys because you lack education capacity to make you restrain from the path you have taken.shame on you, the new country can not be built by people like you. progress can not be achieve by trash talking but by working.majority of trash speaking lads are in Southern Sudan and it beats logic to see them talk when they have nothing to show for their tribalism and blindly support of their tribal kings aka warlords.

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    • 6 February 2011 07:06, by Nhomlawda

      The only way to get out of Nuer problem is to disarm them whether in SPLA or SAF and ensure no guns infiltrate their land again.
      Remember when Paulino Matip was ill and rumored dead in South Africa’s hospital. Nuer accused Dinka of his illness and rumored death and almost caused havoc in Juba until Matip was forced from his hotel in Kenya to call them. Assuming one of their politicians is killed by thugs or get accident, they will blackmail others and that will be a cuase of brutal and indiscriminate fighting.
      Nuer are useless soldiers and must be removed from the military if peace is to be realized. NIF/NCP in Khartoum was using them against South Sudan liberation struggle effectively because Nuer soldiers are good mercaneries.
      Nuer soldiers are only loyal to Nuer politicians or warlords but not to national defense system or national interests. Pathetic.

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