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August 31, 2011 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s parliament on Wednesday approved the country’s first cabinet since independence amid reservations from some MPs and regionally affiliated activist groups.

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South Sudanese MPs stand during a parliamentary session in Juba on August 31, 2011 where the ruling party used its huge majority to approve a new cabinet over opposition objections that the number of ministers was beyond the means of the world’s newest nation (AFP)

The make-up of the 29 member cabinet has also received mixed reception among some of South Sudan’s ten states, including the youth and political leaders from Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Bor in Jonglei state, who claimed they have been under-represented.

South Sudan’s President announced the new cabinet ministers and 27 deputies on 26 August, making a total of 56-cabinet members besides the President and his deputy.

Daniel Awet Akot, the Deputy Speaker of the national assembly who was chairing the parliamentary session, announced approval of the cabinet. This is in accordance with the provision of the transitional constitution that requires the legislative body to approve the appointed members of the cabinet before they could take oath of office. The session was attended by 210 MPs some of whom were named as part of the new cabinet.

Reservations where raised by opposition leader Onyoti Adigo Nyikwac with the backing of six members from South Sudan’s ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). Nyikwac is a member of SPLM for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) a splinter movement from the SPLM. Sudan Tribune witnessed Weu Kong Koyang (independent), Benjamin Bol (SPLM-DC) Mary Kiden (SPLM) abstain from voting.

A member of parliament told the Sudan Tribune that there was not much debate, disagreement or reservations made in the House during the presentation of the list of names to the SPLM dominated parliament.

He said this is because the real debate took place before the parliament session among the members of the SPLM caucus during which, he explained, MPs representing constituencies from several states including the host state of Central Equatoria complained of under-representation in the new cabinet.

The MPs of the SPLM caucus also criticised the lack of consultations within the party in the process of nominations. They said the President instead informally consulted with unimportant individuals and not the SPLM as an institution.

CORRUPTION

They also initially demanded that the President should first show them the list of 13 ministers believed to be involved in corruption so that the parliament could make sure that their appointments are not endorsed.

However, the ruling party’s caucus finally compromised their position, he added, and decided to approve all the appointed ministers and their deputies during the parliament sitting on Wednesday despite the concerns about their involvement in corruption.

The parliament last week also endorsed the appointments of the new Governor of the Bank of South Sudan and the President of the Supreme Court of South Sudan, who took oath of office over the weekend.

After the approval of the appointed new cabinet on Wednesday, the ministers and their deputies are expected to be sworn in by Thursday.

OLD AND NEW FACES

Of the 31 ministers from the previous administration 11 remain in the new cabinet. Eight ministers retain their portfolios, three were demoted, nine have been dropped altogether.

Nine ministers are new or have been shuffled from the power sharing Government of National Unity in Khartoum, which was established in 2005 as part of the North-South peace agreement.

Among those who have been retained in their old ministries are John Luke Jok (Justice); Michael Makuei Lueth (Parliamentary Affairs); Ms Awut Deng (Labour); Jemma Nunu (Housing); Marial Benjamin (Information); Paul Mayom Akec (Water & Irrigation); Ms Agnes Lasuba (Gender); and Madut Biar Yel (Telecommunication & Postal Services).

Of those recycled or transferred to different ministries are Nhial Deng Nhial, Deng Alor Kuol, Gen. Oyay Deng Ajak, Kosti Manibe, Garang Diing Akuong, Dr. Michael Milly, Gier Chuang Aluong, Stephen Dhieu Dau, Dr. Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ustaz Joseph Ukel Abango and David Deng Athorbei.

The three politicians demoted from their full ministerial or higher positions into deputies or lower ranks are Dr. Majak Agoot (South Sudan National Security); Mary Jarvis Yak (Human Resource Development) and Dr. Priscilla Nyanyang (Minister without Portfolio).

Those who have been dropped completely include Pagan Amum (Peace and CPA Implementation); Dr. Luka Monoja (Health); Dr. Ann Itto (Agriculture); Anthony Makana (Roads and Transport); Isaac Awan Maper (Environment); James Kok (Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management); Abdallah Albert (Wildlife Conservation and Tourism); Nyaluk Gatluak (Animal Resources and Fisheries); and Makuac Teny Youk (Youth, Sports and Recreation).

The new faces in the cabinet among ministers and their deputies include John Kong Nyuon, Gen. Alison Magaya, Dr. Betty Achan, Dr. Adwok Nyaba, Afred Lado, Agnes Poni, Emmanuel Lowila and Atem Yaak Atem just to mention but few.

REGIONAL BALANCE

Regionally there are 10 full ministers and 10 deputies from Greater Bahr el Ghazal; 9 full ministers and 11 deputies from Greater Upper Nile; and 10 full ministers and 6 deputies from Greater Equatoria. In terms of full ministerial portfolios, this translates into 34.5% for Greater Bahr el Ghazal, 31% Greater Upper Nile and 34.5% for Greater Equatoria.

In the most recent national census South Sudan’s population was divided between Greater Bahr el Ghazal 33%; Greater Upper Nile 35%; and Greater Equatoria 32%.

At the state level; Jonglei has 5 national ministers and 5 deputy ministers; Upper Nile 4 ministers and 3 deputies; Unity 0 ministers and 3 deputies; Warrap 4 ministers and 6 deputies; Western Bahr el Ghazal 2 ministers and 2 deputies; Northern Bahr el Ghazal state 2 ministers and 0 deputies; Lakes 2 ministers and 2 deputies; Western Equatoria 3 ministers and 1 deputy; Central Equatoria 5 ministers and 3 deputies and Eastern Equatoria 2 ministers and 2 deputies.

These numbers indicate that Jonglei, Warrap and Central Equatoria states have been allocated more seats in the cabinet relative to other states within their respective greater regions, population size notwithstanding. While Unity and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states have been proportionally marginalised in comparison to other sister states within their respective greater regions, notwithstanding the population size.

OPPOSITION AND GENDER

President Kiir promised citizens on July 9 when he took oath that he would select a lean and a broad-based government but only 4 full ministers and 5 deputy ministers are non-SPLM members.

South Sudan’s largest opposition party, the SPLM-DC - a splinter movement from the SPLM - has no representation in the cabinet. The United Democratic Party also has no representatives.

Some of women activists have said that there are not enough women in the cabinet. The interim constitution of South Sudan (2005-2011) gave women 25% share in any structural arrangement including the cabinet positions. Of the 29 full ministers and the 27 deputies, there are 5 full national ministers and 10 deputies representing women in the government.

CITIZEN REACTION

Garang Guot Mawien, a native of Northern Bahr el Ghazal said in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that although he appreciates regional representation he believes some states were underrepresented.

However, Mawien said that South Sudan’s first cabinet since it became an independent republic has attempted to address the issue of regional balance, which has been a source of dissatisfaction since a 2005 peace deal granted autonomy to the region.

He said that it set a "a very good precedent" to allocate the key ministries of "defence, interior, finance, foreign affairs, justice, agriculture, education... fairly" to various regions.

"This for me was a fair distribution of all the key positions meant to preserve national unity", Mawien said.

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  • 1 September 2011 09:13, by Ariec Path wol

    The people especailly women,elders and youths of Northern Bhar el Ghazal are not happy with formation of the government which our Leader General Dr.Salva Kiir Mayardit made last week.

    If our leader of South Sudan forget the long suffering of his people of Aweil,then fine but we will never forget that.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:19, by peter marko

      I do agree with you brother. President should have not forgotten about People of Awiel. They have contributed big time during strugle. I hope he will replace James Hoth with General Dau. If not, then fine, Awiel difinitely will have its share in next cabinet.

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      • 1 September 2011 21:14, by Tambura

        Awiel people can still work as street cleaner raise farm, they can still work as fishers house keeper in hotels. Why all of you toothless want to be ministers? There tribes call blanda jur and many more didn’t get post as ministers mean that they will not account as southern Sudanese? You don’t job for yourself create one be self employ.

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        • 2 September 2011 10:16, by Maperdit

          The so called Tambura you come from coward tribe what do you want to tell liberators the people of Aweil, do you know how many life does people of Aweil lost during struggle, Aweil people are not greedy for power, if they want simple they can take every in south sudan here by force, this SPLA you see are all Aweil sons if you idiot does n,t know but still time will come if you people insist on undermining Aweil people simple you will be force out of south sudan. i know you will go and refugee in neigbouring coutries.

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        • 2 September 2011 14:25, by gotutu

          TO TUMBURA
          I AGREE WITH YOU
          LET THEM GO AND AMBUSH THE TRAIN SINCE THEY DON,T FIT IN ANY POSITION.

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      • 2 September 2011 14:17, by gotutu

        TO USELESS MALUAL COMMNUITY.
        DON,T INTERFERE IN THE MILITRY AFFAIR , JAMES HOTH MAI IS NOT APOLITICIAN.
        GO AND WASTE YOUR TIME WITH DR RIEK .
        HOTH DESERVE HIS POSITION

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    • 1 September 2011 11:32, by Kawaja Mikis

      Hi guys,
      Let us watch first for the new cabinet.
      Be patience, is too early still time, beginning of a period of time etc early new nation, but is not the end for South Sudan’s cabinet.

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    • 1 September 2011 13:02, by Manyang

      Do not mock our president. Our President is not Dr but Mr Kiir Mayardit. What do you mean by the statement "If our leader of South Sudan forget the long suffering of his people of Aweil, then that is fine but we will never forget that"? You are the regionalist. You want all ministrial positions to go your state to be happy. Freedom is not about being rewarded with ministerial position. You are now free to use your creatibility to earn a living. start farming or a small business for you to be happy. You will never be happy even if your dad is made a minister today because he might go to jail tommorrow because of corruption.

      Kiir Mayardit is the president of south sudan. He is free to even make his wife/wives minister (s) so long they will held accountable for their wrong doing likes other members in the parliament.

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      • 1 September 2011 14:57, by Bor Koch

        Bhar el gharal people are idiot, i hate them to hell. we are waiting their fucken idiot president to visit our community, either he ll go back in coffin or with bullets on his fuckin head.

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        • 2 September 2011 01:20, by Tambura

          So now you want to kill your president ah?now you proof to me you are unqualified to be anything in south Sudan not even rubbish collector. Do your homework very well before cattle raider ambush you and kill your dream. Man go to school try to think like human have vision for better future.

          Tambura

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        • 2 September 2011 14:22, by gotutu

          TO BOR KOC.
          TRY OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP LIKE YOUR UNCLE GAI TUT

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      • 1 September 2011 16:08, by Garang

        Mr. Manyang you are so stupid that you cann’t understand even a reality,shame on you. Is it because you dud is now a minister.

        please stop this ediotic behavior and defamatory story,where were you during the war when the greater Aweil fought for this fruit which you are now enjoying.

        oooooohhhhhhh God our father who have given us the vision,courage and strong heart to fight and liberate South Sudan from the hand of enemy and internal enemies like Manyang who up to now do not know the great contibution brought to them by the sons and daughter of greater Aweil.Have mercy on them

        When JESUS was nail on the cross he knew very well that HIS father can help Him but instead he ask is father to forgive them.Therefore we will ask the lord God to forgive you because you do no konw what Aweil did. otherwise our contibution as a greater Aweil is know even in the United State of America.

        And if you do not want to believed in the first place tell me the location in Southern Sudan where the peace centre was constructed if not Warawar in Aweil

        SAHME ON YOU

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    • 1 September 2011 14:27, by Josh

      you mean kiiri should employ thefts of bar al ghazal into ministerior job?

      any mistake to employ minister from bar al ghazal from now will result in bullets on his chicken head.

      time now for bor youth to act

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    • 1 September 2011 17:23, by paliau

      please you crazy with your commend how do you call some who has not went to a class of studied that is a Dr Kiir otherwise its a miss used of education but this regime of warrap state its not for whole South.

      therefore how can warrap have four minister while other states have even non a shame on corrupt Kiir mayor and large warrap

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    • 1 September 2011 17:51, by Machine

      I never knew our so called parliamentarians would go right ahead and approve the erroneous cabinet which does not reflect nationalism.I am sorry for all those hooligans who participated in that damn lunatic debate.Be ware old men,the group of young people are not with you so take care.

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    • 1 September 2011 21:12, by Cadaai ?o?

      Dinka Twic East Civil Group finding in regards to Dinka Bor trickies moves.

      Part One: Hello! Twic Dinka East: Here are the few motivations why Dinka Bor people who are trying to impose their identity over Dinka Twic East:
      (a) They change Mading Ngeth Agok name to "Bor" so that the event of May 16, 1983 becomes their tribe history.
      Part Two: (b) When Dinka Twic East put their County as Twic East County instead of they were expected it to be Bor North County. It didn’t happen. So they decided to add word "Greater" to "Bor" so that Dinka Twic East can accept that as "Greater Bor" which in their tricky plan, both Twic Dinka East and Dinka Duk will accept that. And then Dr. John Garang de Mabior Freedom history becomes Dinka Bor history.
      Part Three: (c) Furthermore, Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit) wouldn’t have history in South Sudan Freedom where these leaders came from:
      (1) Dr. John Garang de Mabior: Twic Dinka East
      (2) CDR. Kerubino Kuanyin Bol: Dinka Twic West (Mayardit)
      (3) CDR. William Nyuon Bany: His mother is from Dinka Twic East and father from Dinka Hol.
      (4) President Salva Kiir Mayardit: Twic Dinka West (Mayardit)
      (5) CDR. Arok Thon Arok: Twic Dinka East.
      Part Four: (D) Dr. Riek Machar and protest about Cabinets were setup to gain attentions away from Dinka Twic East Community conference released article from Twi East community of Canada.
      Part Five: (E) And many more.

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      • 2 September 2011 14:37, by gotutu

        TO CAADAI-ACIBEL .
        WHAT CONNECT YOUR USELESS TWICE EAST WITH THESE ARTICLE .
        ITIS BECAUSE OF YOUR STUPIDITY WHICH MAKE YOU TO WRITE ANYHOW.
        SHAME ON YOU AND YOUR USELESS ANYAGAT (AROK THON).
        GO TO HELL WITH YOUR COUNTY TWICE EAST.
        LAST TIME I MENTIONED THAT TWICE EAST COUNTY WAS FORMED BY TWICE INTELLECTUALS TO GAIN RELATIONSHIP WITH TWICE FROM GOKRIAL BUT MONYJANG CHOL-AMOOK WAS INSISTING.
        HAS IT NOT COME TO THE REALITY TODAY.
        SHAME ON TWICE PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING AFTER FOOD.
        LONG LVE BOR COUNTY

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    • 2 September 2011 00:22, by Murle Intellectual

      In a breaking news, the Nuer are now on the way to commit another mass murder in Murle land. You Murle people, please get ready to defend your children and land. Don’t sleep like last time. The Nuer are now going to attack Pibor while the useless cabinet reappoints those same corrupt jonkoz and they continue getting drunk at Home and away

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      • 2 September 2011 14:41, by gotutu

        TO WILD MURLE.
        YOU ARE SO COWARD JUST GO AND CHANGE YOUR BULLET WITH THEM .
        DON,T WRITE NONESANSES ON THIS WEB OTHER YOU WILL BE TERMINATED .

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    • 2 September 2011 15:12, by bol marol ben

      Ariec Path Wol

      I Agree with you,we are very faithful people,no
      fighting among ourselves since70s,and we are still pushing mahrralian on the boder as well as half of millions losse thairs live during the strugle,NBGs (Aweil) could not be represented by two ministers atol!God knows

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  • 1 September 2011 09:41, by Kon Ajith Deng

    Why Mr.president have appointed Northerners in the government of South Sudan?for instance Deng Alor from Abyei,Abyei now is not amonge our States.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:02, by Msudi

      Kon Ajith,
      With all due respect, I believe Abyei is part of South Sudan. The problem we South Sudanese have is the incompetence shown by SPLM in solving Abyei through a dialogue with Sudan but instead some trigger happy individuals within South Sudan parliament and Military provoke the NCP and SPLMA failed to fight back.

      I’m sorry for children of Abyei because they will be the victim caused by weak and corrupt government.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:44, by Antigraft

      Alor is a nothern Sudanese

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    • 1 September 2011 16:23, by Bol Akoch Buoi

      Go to hell idiot, it has been done, the president has a discretion to appoint anyone he feels fit for the job. my friend, you need to know what is the government and how does it works? Ministerial positions are formed at a discretion of the president. They are not people representatives, they are portfolios (managing). they do not propose any developmental projects back to their areas but oversee the overall development at the national level. what we are doing is a promotion of tribalism, that people complaint when one of their clan member being retired from the army and someone being relieved from their positions or allotted unfavorable positions (according to them anyway). So, this mean that we do not belief in spirit of nationhood, the nationalism is forgotten when we fight for people from our family members to be appointed to the preferable positions. This itself is a corruption, why do people have to fight for minister when they are MPs who people representative, who responsible to create developmental project to areas they represent.

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      • 1 September 2011 16:31, by Bol Akoch Buoi

        Go to hell idiot, it has been done, the president has a discretion to appoint anyone he feels fit for the job. my friend, you need to know what is the government and how does it works? Ministerial positions are formed at a discretion of the president. They are not people representatives, they are portfolios (managing). they do not propose any developmental projects back to their areas but oversee the overall development at the national level. what we are doing is a promotion of tribalism, that people complaint when one of their clan member being retired from the army and someone being relieved from their positions or allotted unfavorable positions (according to them anyway). So, this mean that we do not belief in spirit of nationhood, the nationalism is forgotten when we fight for people from our family members to be appointed to the preferable positions. This itself is a corruption, why do people have to fight for minister when they are MPs who are people representative and who are responsible to create developmental projects to their areas of representative which will then be funded by minister. Does it means that people support ministers so that the ministers will support them back by providing them with accommodation, school and positions independent the very citizen on your own.

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    • 2 September 2011 06:57, by acuil deng

      @ Akon Deng
      Ignorance is a bliss. Are you a Dinka by birth, or by the .number of the cows you have. If "Deng" is a Northerner, then how do you explain DENG in your name? Please don’t insult our intelligence by your ignorance.

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  • 1 September 2011 09:53, by Msudi

    Hi Guys,
    I think SPLM has just dug its own grave, those who were behind the formation of this first south sudan cabinet have made a political suicide and I believe SPLM won’t return to power in 2015 elctions.
    Unity state and Nothern Bahr el Ghazal state will not be in mood to vote SPLM in 2015 general elections because they have been under reprsented.

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  • 1 September 2011 11:05, by Mathet Muony-ayang igai panaluom

    Apparently truth came out eventually, my surprisingly about overwhelmingly atrocities had been committed in South Sudan by some militias cleansing the ethic tribes. The really pure tribes in south Sudan.
    Those who are talking evils are Ethiopians tribes, those of Eritreans tribes, those of Kenyans tribes those of Ugandan tribes, those of Central Republic or Congolese. I know they’re using the real pure dinkas names the historic need to be overview soon.
    Betraying your own country by insulting the government of South Sudan that’s mean you’re insulting everyone. And you’re not pure dinka tribes or nuer, equatorian.
    If you don’t love South Sudan go back to where your ancestors came from. If war break out now the pure tribes and real tribes will be abandoned like in 1992 everyone fled in exiled and the true pure African left in wars until we captured vast majority of South Sudan. Most of deadly warriors were burned alive with chemical weapons in 1998 by arabs.
    Pure dinka tribes are dinka of Yirol, aliap dinka, atuot dinka, ciec dinka, agar dinka, gok dinka, pakam dinka.
    Talking evils and strange language from different country, we’ Southerners won’t allow it.

    For instance look around you, no many tribes in diaspora do you think they don’t like coming to western world, of course not they can’t run away and abandoned their own country. In South Sudan most of our tribes are there in armies, polices, cattle camps protecting our country from invaders.

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    • 1 September 2011 11:58, by Deng II

      What are you talking about? who is not a pur Dinka among the Dinka?

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    • 1 September 2011 12:13, by Deng II

      The person should be blamed in Unity State is the Governor, because he deceited Kiir that he is the only person who is not Nyagat in the State. That is why Kiir never change him, and still feeding Kiir with state 2% of oil. How he like it now?
      What about Dinka Panaruu and Alor? They are not a Nyagatism. They are among best fighters in Dinka and top literators.

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      • 3 September 2011 03:50, by dingdong

        Deng II,

        Why we don’t have ministers from Southern Kordafan and Blue Nile if president Kiir appoints ministers because they liberators? It’s true to said Deng Alor is from North according to demarcation.No wonder

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    • 2 September 2011 00:13, by deng

      Mathet Muony-ayang igai panaluom,

      First of all, you are filling the website with your stupid boring long names. You might be Atout or Yirol with these completely wrong dinka lists. Here is the correct lists of dinkas:- (1)The Dinka comprising from Bor and Bhar-el-ghazel (2)Dinka Nuer (3)Dinka Shilluks (4)Dinka Anyuak (5)Jur Dinka (Equatorians)including whatever dor is there. Added more if you are not satisfy with my lists. Here is the song for the great fishermen in ROSS and it began like this. Ci kweer eci a guok a beidien koc ca dan a cier nok toc. Acier aci wei tingke lek dien a boinemakur ca acieer weei thondit lek, lai thok adol a peret a ca yom tieng ngic. I hope you know what I ’m trying to say here.

      Dengtimatieep

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      • 2 September 2011 04:39, by Cadaai ?o?

        Deng

        Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

        Deng you need to learn more about Dinka tribes.

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        • 2 September 2011 06:07, by deng

          Cadaai ?o?

          What lessons did I need to learn about dinka tribes? The tribes I just mention here are the only tribes I know in South Sudan what are yours? When I say dinka ranging from Bhar-el-ghazel to Bor, I mean a dinka speaking dialects though with slide different it just dinka. Nuers speak Nuer, Anyuak Speak Anyuak which is similar with Jurchol and so on. Tell me more of all you know which isn’t mention.

          Dengtimatieep

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          • 2 September 2011 15:41, by Cadaai ?o?

            Deng

            Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

            For God wills, don’t use Dinka Bor and Bhar el Ghal through manipulation way like people don’t know what you try to do here. I know you are from Dinka Bor who now try to gains wrong credits you guys didn’t even have that much over Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit). You will try to do anything but nothing guys will gain from that attempts. From today, you need to that Dinka Twic East is not Dinka Bor.

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          • 3 September 2011 05:19, by Cadaai ?o?

            Deng

            Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

            For God wills, don’t use Dinka Bor and Bhar el Ghazal through manipulation way like people don’t know what you are trying to do here. I know you are from Dinka Bor who now trying to gains wrong credits you guys didn’t even have that much over Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit). You will try to do anything but nothing guys you will gain from that attempts. From today, you need to say that Dinka Twic East is not Dinka Bor.

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      • 2 September 2011 09:35, by Julia Anok

        You are right Deng this guy is not Dinka ,sure he is from Atuot tribe of south sudan who want to lost his identity to Dinkas when infact he is not Dinka in blood.My message to Igai is to go to Gurtong website to learn more about south sudan ethnics group and stop distingues Dinka by saying this pure and so fourth we are all pure Dinka. We don’t have the name Igai in Dinka be proud of your Atuot tribe.

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        • 3 September 2011 04:18, by dingdong

          Anok,
          Good point, this guy is from Atuot but he doesn’t want to expose his identity of Atuot. By the way, Atuots are now no longer existed, they are Dinka in Yirol of Lakes state

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  • 1 September 2011 12:43, by Martin Garang Aher

    I think the writer will not try to calm the citizens of Northern Bahr el Ghazal through Garang Guot.

    None of the citizens of Aweil is happy with what has been taken as a norm for regional mistreatment in South Sudan of the state which has done nothing to South Sudanese but had spilled enough blood for them in the war of liberation.

    It’s looks like those who threaten and actually kill others can be heard even louder. We have to remember that Aweil is still at the border. They will keep pushing the enemy but they can push the south as well. We just want to let this bullshit gets to the boiling. There is a generation in Aweil that is fed up and now is the time to take anybody by the horn. No more Arab to worry about. No more silence and Southerners should understand we can be stubborn too, v-e-r-y stubborn indeed.

    No government in Khartoum since independence in 1956 had ever been formed without Aweil representation acknowledged and properly checked. But we still fought with one heart with Khartoum for lack of freedom and many other issues.

    It time for Aweil to physically disturb South Sudan. After all, there is no price for goodness!!!

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    • 2 September 2011 00:41, by deng

      Martin Garang Aher,

      You are right brother here and I have a confident that this negligent of the greator Northern Bhar-El-Ghazel state by Salva Kiir Mayardit taking it in the book of late Dr. John Garang will not be without consquences.

      As an Aweil son who feel the same way as our brothers at home in Aweil, I definitely oppose to the President’s selection of representation in the in Juba parliment. No where in the world we should accept this corrupted formations of the representation of central government of ROSS.

      If God let me live to meet President Kiir, I will tell him personally how dissatisfied I ’m with his leadership formations. I ’m not Paul Malong Awan type who will go to Juba to meet Kiir for his own personel interest rather than the entire Northern Bhar -El- Ghazel interest.He shouldn’t let this happen on his face seeing the state he lead being neglected. It’s time to rise up and not silence- No-No-No more room for it.

      Dengtimatieep

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  • 1 September 2011 13:21, by Manyang

    I do not see why other south sudanese are so bitter about ministerial positions. Kiir Mayardit is the president of our country and he has a duty to appoint ministers according to his wish. No south Sudanese will ever think of disturbing the peace of our people who had suffered for decades in the hand consecutive regimes in Khartuom because of ministerial position.

    Kiir Mayardit had tried his best to appease the regionalists all over south Sudan but to no success. Our president is going to head "a big government" which will pocket all our little resources at the expense of masses. The masses in South Sudan will be the victims of this big government. We do not have credible opposition to held SPLM accountable for its misconduct in the government. The current opposition parties are after jobs. I hope in the near future the clear and credible opposition party will emerge from within the SPLM ranks it self to work as alternative government to keep SPLM in check.

    By Manyang Deng

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    • 1 September 2011 15:05, by Bor Koch

      how could Bor fought the entire life and failed to ve ministerial job? Dr kiiri has brought in thefts from Bhar el Ghazal.
      Please Nuer dont trust Bhar el Ghazal.
      Bor and Nuer, we should be good friends. what ever had has happened in the past was for past. Nuer, you re free to marry from Bor, dont fear.
      bhar el ghazal is our enimy.

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      • 2 September 2011 01:57, by Thon Anyaar

        Bor koch, first of all, if you want to be Dinka Bor by any mean, learn how to spell Dinka name right. Kiir is not spell as "Kiiri"!

        Please, talk to someone who hire you, tell him you’re not good at this at all.

        If this is the last war of your choice, then you should forget it, you’ll never win it!

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        • 2 September 2011 19:42, by Cadaai ?o?

          Thon Anyar

          Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

          In Dinka Bor dialect. President Kiir name is spelling as "Ciir" Mayardit.

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  • 1 September 2011 13:52, by Chanson

    Dear Aweilian talking is shit.Let us just lean back and forget about the ministerial position.This have just happened because We (Dinka Malual)in Northern Bahr el Ghazal Warship no man on this earth .Those two ministerial position are ok anyway.....Why do I say that,It,s because in this World there is no perfect government believe me! That is why I said it earlier that "talking is shit" Avoid talking.And no turning back guys,Our support will be always there for the betterment of of country.

    Malual both Anyar Oyee.
    South Sudan oyeee.

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  • 1 September 2011 13:59, by Edema Darius Marcello

    Dear Readers,

    We must thank the Government of 1st President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E Salva Kiir mayardit for the good jobs they are doing despite the major challenges. We must acknowledge the formation of Cabinet Ministers, however,

    The formation of new Cabinet ministers reflect the nature of CPA which left out rooms for popular consultation and the CPA Partners and signatories who called it Comprehensive. In real sense it is not comprehensive in a sense that it left out other conflicting regions and it caused troubles later. CPA is excused to the untimely death of Dr Late Garang who had the vision.

    The formations of such in-comprehensive cabinet ministers for our government in South Sudan symbolize the trouble we will under go. A critical Analyst may question the integrity and transparency of our Government when focus on actual principle of democracy and rule of law.

    Women’s 25% is not recognized fully, youth and children are not represented fully then what a government.

    The opposition parties which serve as check list are deprived from representation and expression and positive critiques what a government.

    Which criteria has been used to appoint the cabinet ministers, if hard working ministers like Lino Makana and Pagan Amum are left out to mention but few.

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  • 1 September 2011 14:21, by Josh

    Im sure Dr Kiiri is going to offer Dinka Bor agreat position like Vice president position soon. Dinka Bor are the pure Dinka who doestnt steal nor do corrupt work.
    Without the help of Dr John G, south sudan wouldnt achieved its independent. We missed Dr John G, I believe your spirit is now with Jesus and Mohammad in the kingdom of Allah.
    SPLA Oyeeee
    Allah akbar.

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  • 1 September 2011 16:53, by Cadaai ?o?

    Dinka Twi/Twic East Civil Group our message to H.E President Kiir Mayardit.

    The following message our brother book.

    It is title: "Dr. John Garang de Mabior: The undiscovered Stories About Man Behind South Sudanese’ Freedom. Author: Garang de Faith & Truth.

    "We the people of Twic Dinka East Youth are not part of this protest, if there is any Dinka Twic east persons in there. We know that, he/she might be ill, crazy or being the slave or follower of Dinka Bor ideal of messes, bad characteristics whom they were born with as an indication of qualify public ethical virtues. To assure you Mr. President, as our history has been shown it, the people known as Twi Dinka East are not evils doing people, because they often know how to handle things professional. Acting like child is not theirs behaviors.

    Second, in last few months the Tuic Dinka East people are fighting with Dinka Bor indirectly for Twi ancestor identity whom they claim that the Dinka Twic East is sub-tribe of Dinka Bor instead of us being the major sub-tribe of Dinka as whole. So war is now going on. That was one of the elements allow them to deceive Dr. Riek Machar to make unorganized apology so that they will get credit and history as they planing. But we the people of Dinka Twi are not going to be deceived or being take like fool. That’s thing will not happen in our watches.

    Third, as Twic East County we have this people already in high positions of South Sudan government:

    (1) Atem de Garang in higher position
    (2) Lual Achuek Deng still there
    (3) Majak Agoot in deputy position were he has seniority
    (4) Atem Yak Atem
    (5) We believe Nyandeng will be there
    (6) Malok as well will be in another high position in government
    (7) Aguer Manyang
    (8) Jurkuch de Barach
    (9) Bior da Ajang
    (10) Chol de piowei
    (12) And many more in your administration positions and some are coming.

    We the Dinka Twi/Twic East people are so proud of your excellent job well done Mr. President.

    Garang background links to earliest SPLM/A top five leaders

    “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” Johann Schiller
    “Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.”
    By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    The following is the descriptions about the new discovery in regards to Late Dr. John Garang links to the others earliest five leaders of the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) top five military Commanders, particularly when it comes to their backgrounds related to tribe’s identifications. And I have no idea if they were knew it back then or not, that they were all from Dinka or Jieng tribe. However, I think Dr. Garang was so sure about Late Cdr. Kerubino Kuanyin Bol and late Cdr. Arok Thon Arok that they were from two branches of Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit), and at the same I believe he knew that Dr. Kiir was from Dinka Twic, but I am not so sure Dr. Garang knows that Dr. Kiir was related to him through the roots of the other Dinka or Jieng Twic/Tuic West (Mayardit).
    Anyway in my view, when it comes to his knowledge about late Cdr. William Nyuon Bany and Cdr. Salva Kiir Mayardit relationship to him through sub-tribes of Dinka (Jieng) Twic East and Dinka Twic West. I think that time he didn’t even aware of these intriguing links, except, he may have known them then as those two guys were having Jieng’s (Dinka) backgrounds only up to that point, in whatsoever. By the way, the bottom-line is this; they were all having the same traits or bonds of kinship through Dinka tribe backgrounds. So ahead are all the top five commanders of the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) leadership in earliest days of the movement; they were having the unbelievable story related to their backgrounds in which the majority of South Sudanese (Sudanese) people didn’t even have knowledge during their lifetimes or in another hand when all of them were still alive.
    However, for me to be short and brief about the explanations, they were all closes and related in blood kinships through two branches of Jieng tribe called Dinka Tuic East (Jonglei State) and of course, the other Dinka Tuic Mayardit of the West Nile River (Warrap State.) So here are those leaders by their names and positions they were holding when they were all together under one well-known umbrella of the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) movement in 1980s and the earliest years of the 1990s:
    • Chairman of the SPLM/A, C-in-C late Dr. John Garang de Mabior;
    • Deputy Chairman of the SPLM/A, late Cdr. Kerubino Kuanyin de Bol;
    • Lt. Commander of the SPLM/A, late William Nyuon de Bany;
    • Lt. Commander of the SPLM/A, Salva Kiir de Mayardit;
    • Lt. Commander of the SPLM/A, late Arok Thon da Arok.

    First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you may not believe what I have discovered about these earliest top five commanders of the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) leaderships’ backgrounds, it is an intriguing and fascinating story you couldn’t even believe I think, but the truth of matter is; they were all blooded linked together under two sub-tribes of the Dinka tribe called Twic East and Twic West (Mayardit). As a story goes and at the same time what the names had shown it to you above, these two sub-tribes are related to one another through many characteristics such as: intelligence, calm, leadership, honesty, tolerant, good behaviors (attitudes) people, dignity, accountability, hospitality, cares, tactic, unselfish, patience, stands for truth, use of more diplomats than violent, integrity, commitment (perseverance), trustworthy, fairness when it comes to human being life, respect, they are also fantastic when it comes to the logistical way of distributing things in a fair and balance way (manner) to everybody, plus many other values and beliefs of their own principled (disciplined) culture, etc.
    Back to the topic, would you believe this fascinating story or wouldn’t you? Please takes a deep breath my friend if you don’t believe this story; the story is factually 100 percentages true story I am talking about here. And I know some of you out there may be pessimistic or being certain kind of doubts if I may add that on top, especially when it comes to me being concentrated on two Commanders like late Commander William Nyuon Bany plus our currently President of the republic of South Sudan, Dr. Salva Kiir Mayardit. Who is also holding the position of the First Vice president of the republic of Sudan.
    By not overdue the explanations, I am going to put their links together below under an individual chain of descriptions, here are those links: As we all may have had known already that, late Dr. John Garang de Mabior and late Arok Thon Arok are from Dinka (Jieng) Tuic (Twic) East tribe in Jonglei state (formerly known as the Upper Nile region before the separations of the country into two nations/states) in South Sudan.
    However, before hand, you don’t have to be confused my friend about this tribe (Dinka or Jieng Twic/Tuic East) identity correction between this claims and the original misleading issues of their identity misidentification during the movement (Civil war times in Sudan) and/or after the British Empire has given Sudanese’ independence in 1956. That was the time, whereas the Jieng Twic East tribe identity became like parts of Jieng Bor tribe rather than being considered as a stand alone and/or an independent branch tribe within the Dinka tribe of South Sudan or Sudan before present times. In which to me at that particular days, it was an erroneous or unfortunate misidentification of Jieng Tuïc East tribe identity back then, but this correction is being done at present moment. It is an appropriate times for everybody to be called upon to respect and totally adore to corrections of this tribe identity’s roots and aligned it with their truly tribe of the Dinka Twic East.
    All this information must not be taken simply like this is an Author views alone, which is not. It must be accepted that through a mutual respectful way and integrity, this correction is also adherents to Dinka Twic East’s historians, scholars, class act colleagues, intellectuals, Twic East County people, and everyone else who have a Jieng Twic (Tuic) East people with deep and acquainted roots in history of the Dinka Twic East traits.
    So I am here to represent the interests (views) of an entire community of the Dinka Twic East people who are daring to correct their own and truly identity. It is one of the priority goals (components) God (Nhialic) Himself given me to conquer it over the rest of my life on earth. Because Dr. Garang didn’t have time back then at the time of civil war unrest in Sudan, and of course, his immediate or unfortunate death before he would have been able to corrects this identity is a main reason why I was given a green-light by Creator to do so to my fellow tribe mates. Again, it was one of the reasons why God (Nhialic) Himself allows me to do it to my people of the Jieng Twic East, just simple as that.
    Furthermore, this issue is one of the main core missions God (Nhialic) wants me to strengthen for His people of the Dinka Twic/Tuic East community. And you are advised to respect and being adored by their requests for the well being or mutual respect based on rights of truth acceptance under the morale code of ethics (moral philosophy) and class acts.
    By the way, if you didn’t even know that there was another main branch of Dinka (Jieng) so-called Twic (Tuic) East after Sudan gained its independence in 1956; please it is time for you out there to correct this tribe’s identity. And if you still don’t believe me about this correction of mine regarding to the Dinka Twic East identity. With due respects of your opinions or thoughts, I don’t think there will be any other places on earth where you will get a better truth or evidence than what I had been explained inside this book. There is no way even God (Nhialic) Himself knows it, plus the majority of people in South Sudan know that the Dinka Twic East is an independent tribe in Jieng (Dinka). The Dinka Twic East has its own language (Dialect), and at the same time these people are having their own distinguishing characteristics (Traits) from other Dinka (Jieng) Bor in which sometimes most people miss associated with.
    And to people who may not know about the earliest SPLM/A Deputy chairman, who is also back then or late Commander Kerubino Kuanyin Bol, if you didn’t know this guy background; starting from today you have to remember that, he is from Dinka Twic Mayardit of the West Nile River (White Nile) side, currently located in Warrap State, South Sudan. It is the first place where most of the Clans who made up the Jieng Tuic (Twic) East tribe of the Jonglei State, South Sudan came from some centuries ago. That is where the majority of the clans came to the existing land of the Dinka Twic East people inhabited as of today at the east bank of the River Nile (White Nile/Toc) basin. In their own mother tongue, they call the River Nile as “Toc.”
    Over either sides of the River Nile (White Nile) where Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit), both cousin tribes now each has its own Adiang Clan (Wut), in places where the Dinka Twic East and the Dinka Twic West people had been occupied respectively for centuries since both tribes separated from each other through the unknown reason(s).
    Alright, what about Dr. Salva Kiir Mayardit? Who is currently owned the position of the Presidency of the republic of South Sudan. And at the same he is holding the position of the First Vice President of the republic of Sudan. If you don’t know about him, Dr. Kiir is from the Dinka tribe of Rek in Warrap State, South Sudan. However, what way he is being linked to the other two branches of the Dinka Twic East (Jonglei State) and the Dinka Twic West (Warrap State)? Well, that is a very interesting question to ask; of course, Kiir mother is from Dinka Twic West (Mayardit) now located in Warrap State (Formerly known as Bhar el Ghazal region). I think that is a quick and simply answer concerning where President Salva Kiir Mayardit has a chained relationship or links with the others top four of the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) earliest leadership body.
    Anyway, apart from individualism explanations, these leaders were all linked to these two branches of the Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit). Again, briefly, they were all Dinka (Jieng) guys.
    Finally, what about the background of late Commander William Nyuon Bany? Where to go to question as well, he also has roots from the Jieng (Dinka) tribe; especially the part of the Dinka sub-tribe where his roots or chains being linked to, is Dinka Twic East of the Jonglei State, South Sudan. It is the same sub-tribe of Jieng where both late Dr. John Garang de Mabior and late Arok Thon Arok respectively are from. But in what way? Well, the following explanations would be a little quite intriguing why he got a related root from Dinka’s branch so-call the Dinka Twic East? For instance, in the earliest years of the twenty-centuries, there was a big flood over the Dinka or Jieng Twic (Tuic) East land in Jonglei State (obviously known as the Upper Nile region during pre-eras of Sudan’s separations into two states or countries) in South Sudan. The disaster was caused by the big flood as people call it as “Amol thith (Run de Paw??r) in Dinka/Jieng Twic (Tuic) East tribe and Nuer or Naath is being called Pilual” in their mother tongue (Tho? de Twic/Tuïc East). That means it was the year of calamity of flood in Dinka Twic East’s land. As I had been told, the flood was a devastating disaster that did take a lot of people lives; livestock and everything else have been uncountable in those days. Did I say everything? If I did, I do mean anything people of the Jieng Tuïc East lives were depending on as valuable and basic needs for life were wipeout. It is one of the biggest disasters that had over passed the Dinka Twic East land; I think it should be aligned with the disaster of the Nov 15, 1991 in their land.
    So over that period, most of the Jieng (Dinka) Tuic East people did migrate to many places like Nuer’s land sub-tribes like Lou, Gaweer, Jikany East, Fangak, etc., and some people even went as far as other sub-tribes of the Jieng lands such as: Jieng Abiliang in Upper Nile State (back then known as the Upper Nile region), Jieng Padang (Padeng) at the moment located in Jonglei State (back then as well known as the Upper Nile region) within the same location where the Jieng Tuic East currently residing too, some people even went to nearby bordering tribes of Jieng like Jieng Duk (Dukkeen) (Nyarweng, Hol, etc.) within the same Jonglei State. Of course, in those days of the flood in their land; few went to Jieng Bor’s land located within the same Jonglei State, South Sudan at that particular juncture of flood.
    That means according to the elders’ narrations about this calamity time in Dinka Twic East people history, as a result of that calamity some people didn’t even bother themselves of coming back to the Dinka Twic East’s land after the flood (Amol/Abor) had even subdued back into the Nile River (Toc). But the majority of their demographics or populations did return to their ancestors’ land of the Jieng Tuic East after the devastating flood (Amol de Paweer) had seceded. Except that the small percentages of the population didn’t try their level bests though to come back, that percentage of families who didn’t return to Twic (Tuic) East land after all were the one including the relatives of the late commander William Nyuon Bany. It turns out that his family was among the groups of people or families who hadn’t even tried to come back to the Dinka Twic East’s land when the flood (Amol or Abor) has totally ended, and people started to immigrate back to their home cooking land of the Dinka (Jieng) Twic/Tuic East.
    The way I have studied this guy (William Nyuon) in my natural psychological knowledge through his video tapes (DVD), he is really Dinka Twic East. In those video tapes (DVD), he has demonstrated the Dinka Twic East people characteristics, as the story has been showing it that, the Dinka Twic East people are intelligent people, natural leadership characterized people, tolerant, and calm, perseverance (commitment) when it comes to truth base causes, hospitality, honesty, fair character about human being life, non-violent, and pro-more points of views toward diplomatic ways than fighting (aggression) solutions. For instance, if Dinka or Jieng Twic/Tuic East person has decided to do something, and he/she believes that it is the right thing to do. Often, there would be no frequently of retreats or backs down from the course otherwise, until the person achieves the pursuing goal (s). By the way, in their lives, they dislike these terms like gossiping, jealousy; greedy, selfish, jealousy, provocative behaviors, violent behaviors, etc. In opposite, they are trustworthy people, honest, good attitudes, guru of accountability, calm, they always don’t like to be the first problem causer between two or among people (group), and many more. Furthermore, one of their good characteristics had been shown so far during the times of the movement in regard to (Sudanese) South Sudanese’s freedom struggles’ days; specifically, by their own beloving son, hero of South Sudanese, (Sudanese) and of course, the freedom father of South Sudanese (Sudanese), late Dr. John Garang de Mabior."

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    • 2 September 2011 14:54, by gotutu

      TO CADAAI-ACIBEL.
      THIS HOW ABNORMAL PEOPLE EXPESS THEMSELVES.
      SHAME YOU AND YOUR DOOMED COMMUNITY

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      • 2 September 2011 15:46, by Cadaai ?o?

        Gotutu

        Historian and Identity Advocacy View.

        People always says, "when you capture the thief, everytimes you need to be careful."

        I am not going to bother myself by responding to liar who just through anything out there with some sorts of sense.

        I believe Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit) are now coming in full speed to capture those people behind dishonesty.

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      • 3 September 2011 05:22, by Cadaai ?o?

        Gotutu

        Historian and Identity Advocacy View.

        People always says, "when you capture the thief, everytimes you need to be careful."

        I am not going to bother myself by responding to liar who just throw anything out there without some sorts of sense.

        I believe Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit) are now coming in full speed to capture those people are behind dishonesty in history and identity.

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