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September 7, 2011 (JUBA) – The President of the newly born Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued an order forming a ministerial committee to make the necessary preparations for the building of the new capital to be known as ‘Ramciel Union’.

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President Salva Kiir of Southern Sudan addresses the media at the Presidential Guest House in Juba, Southern Sudan, Thursday, May 26, 2011 (Paul Banks/UNMIS)

Last Friday the cabinet resolved to relocate the government’s seat from Juba to the country’s centre in Ramciel in Lakes state following the “protracted stalemate” between the national government and the Central Equatoria state over the jurisdictions of the city. The host Bari community of Juba felt that they would be acculturated by the bigger communities such as the Dinka and the Nuer, coupled with issues of land grabbing.

Officials say the uncertainty in the town had made access to land difficult to the national government, the ordinary people as well as the investors which they said had hampered the prospect for development in the area.

Ramciel or Ramkiel, which officials say means ‘where rhinos meet’ in the two slightly different Dinka words, lies at the centre of South Sudan and borders a number of states. The area has almost no infrastructure, no towns and only a few seasonal villages.

The presidential order number 17 has constituted the ministerial committee for ‘Ramciel Union’ as the national territory for the capital of South Sudan to be chaired by the minister of Housing and Physical Planning, Jemma Nunu Kumba.

The membership of the committee include John Luk Jok, minister of Justice, Oyai Deng Ajak, minister for National Security, Costi Manibe Ngai, minister of Finance and Economic Planning, David Deng Athorbei, minister of Electricity and Dams, Gier Chuang Aluong, minister of Roads and Bridges, Alfred Lado Gore, minister of Environment, Garang Ding Akuong, minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment and a representative of Lakes state to be appointed by the governor.

The committee shall define and demarcate the borders of Ramciel as the national capital territory which shall fall outside the jurisdiction of Lakes state government. It will also study land use methodology and its management as well as carry out feasibility study with a competent company.

The order directs the committee to also initiate construction of public utilities and infrastructure in the new capital. It will also propose a budget for the committee as well as budget for the Mayor of the capital’s territory who will be appointed by the President.

The new capital may take tens of billions of US dollars to build and officials have acknowledged that it cannot be possible using only the normal annual budgets of the government. Foreign investors may have to be attracted to build the city through direct investment or on a loan basis.

The committee will report their findings to the office of the president within 45 days.

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  • 8 September 2011 07:54, by Mi diit

    Good move President Kiir,

    I hope millions of rhinos from every part of South Sudan will have a peaceful union in the new capital city.

    Mr. President, appoint a non-Dinka mayor for the new capital in order to neutralize it and avoid the repeat of Juba-Bari scenario.

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    • 8 September 2011 08:06, by MINDED.DUDE

      Mi Diit,
      how about Bari scenario?
      Is it okay with you if someone come and grab your plot at gunpoint in the name of"liberator"??
      Go to hell liberators.

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      • 8 September 2011 08:38, by Space

        that’s an excellent move by the president. I wish the president can also decreed a committee of elders and engineers to recommend the different whether seasons of South Sudan which shall determine the art of architectural structure suitable for the environment.

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      • 9 September 2011 04:35, by Jimmy A. Makur

        To Minded Dude,

        You and your likes has been against the progress of this nation from day one, so I don’t think you got a brain to advise Mr. Presdient Kiir Mayardit.

        My advise to you is that don’t stress yourself because the Liberators ’ll live anywhere or at any corner in S. Sudan if they feel like. So you better do something constructive instead.

        Good move Mr president you are on right track. Those who don’t know ThongMonyJang properly should consult the residents first before they go ahead with the ’’Meaning of word Ramciel’’ Ram-meet Ciel-Middle in Dinka language. However, it wouldn’t be problem at all.

        Ramciel or Ramkiel will make a great capital of South Sudan for many reasons, for example, it is at centre of the country, enough space for all the citizens and people are going to be friendly to any S. Sudanese.

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    • 8 September 2011 08:36, by MINDED.DUDE

      I will be very happy if president Kiir decided to move these homeless [IDPs] from the following locations:
      1-Madi land-Nimule.
      2-chukudum-Didinga land.
      3-New cush- Didinga land.
      4-Natinga-Didinga land.
      5-New site-Didinga and Toposa land.

      Please President salva kiir,relocate these homeless to Ramciel to inhabit that no man land as soon as possible.

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      • 8 September 2011 14:37, by borian-out

        minded dud,
        you are what you call your self, I think Mr. presindent is doing the right for the betterness of RSS future, and I also hope for a presidential degree to relocate those Occupants along with their cattles to where they came from before the Indigenous heroes take the matter to their own hands. surely, no one want to see what Murle brothers did recently.

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    • 8 September 2011 09:47, by Diu J.Kuek

      Now we are in the right track moving of Capital City from Juba to Ramciel is a good moved and wider decision from our President and his team Ministerial committee.but as they term is Union territory not from jurisdiction of the State Govt so the Mayor of Union Capital should not be appointed by President and must be elected Mayor by the people of the Capital.
      This my personal point of view the appointment of city Mayor should be Constitutional appointment and must be there in the national Constitution with its article be act to Law as a provision not to be appointed by President just taking his usual decree I don,t trust this.

      We the people of Unity State and Laks State we welcome you citizens of South Sudan to Ramciel with open arm;
      Ramciel is a junction of Unity State and Laks State.
      Equality of status and opportunity is important its secured to the people of South Sudan by abolishing distinction or discrimination by the state Government between citizen and citizen whether its land dispute or whatever its in all life of walk.Unity and Integrity of the Nation is so important if independence of the Country is to be maintained and if democracy is to be succssful than there is a need to maintain unity and integrity of the Country.
      May God bless the people of South Sudan.

      Diu J.Kuek

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    • 8 September 2011 09:58, by Abraham Ayom

      This is not a good move at all. Capital City for the republic of South Sudan should not be the priority now. People of south Sudan are dying of hunger everyday especially in Warrap State 385 already loss their life’s on the ground.
      No food to eat in South Sudan.
      Neither good health facilities nor either medication for treatment.
      Threat of insecurity by unidentified gun men’s, rebel groups internal and external.

      Cheers

      Ayom Ayom

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    • 8 September 2011 10:11, by Jeti

      Bye bye Juba na Bari.

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      • 8 September 2011 13:20, by pabaak

        Ayom, building capital city is one of priorities of south Sudan because you cannot have development when you don’t have the infrastructure in place, it was bad idea if the government will used the only oil revenue to execute this plan, but if it will used the combination of loans and the grants then I think is a right idea. big companies such as international corporation or regional blocks such as the EAC and other organizations need to build their facilities in place that support their businesses otherwise it will take years and years if we wait until we provide all basic needs to citizen as some people suggested. The needs are enormous and therefore cannot be met by government alone, the private sector can play a major role to albeit the life of the people as well.

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    • 9 September 2011 08:49, by Kur William

      To committee of newly capital city of South Sudan, called "Ramciel union" thank you very much for the relocated of the city in right place which make many people cheer for the news, therefore as a part that techniquie I would to tell you something that you needs to consider it "calling the capital city Ramciel union" is good but union need to be cut off from it because Ramciel itself without union is sound good enough.

      kur William live in malou

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  • 8 September 2011 08:04, by angunliach

    Bravo, Mr. president, keep the pot boiling, it was long way to reach this level, you and your ministers are doing great, your decisions are apperciatable and welcomed.

    I think you have made aright choice this time, your appointees are seemingly doing good work, keep on we are beating drum behind you.
    Angunliach

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    • 8 September 2011 08:32, by wacjak

      Mind-dull or whatever you called yourself, you are such a shameless fellow. You dare calling liberators with names ehee!

      When will you people cogitate on all that has been done to you and for God’s sake thank and appreciate the efforts of the mighty liberators. Was Juba the way it is now when you were there? Why did you not send away the Madukuru if you didn’t need people in your land? Or do you want Madukuru to come back and have Hai Jalaba? Why should you allow Jallaba to have a residential area when your fellow Southerners do not have that right? Go to hell, if your master is defeated and come back to claim your Hai Jallaba.
      Khartoum still hosts people of your kind. Go there.

      And for you who wanted a Non-Dinka as a Mayor, the question is not whether you are from which tribe but how do you see the people of South Sudan. Do you see them from tribal kind of view (i.e Nepotism) or people of one nation regardless of one’s tribe, religion, political affiliation, age or sex?
      Whoever is appointed deserves to be a person of high integrity and morally upright. Whether he is a Dinka, Didinga, Ndogo, Nuer, Bari or whichever tribe in South Sudan.

      Mr. President, be very prudent indeed in appointing honest, transparent and just people to govern our New City.

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      • 8 September 2011 11:10, by hard liner

        Wocjak,
        or whoever you call yourself, mind you if it wasnt for us equatorians where could this liberation be? we were the back born of the liberation though garang started it. You dinkas with your tribalism wouldnt have been anywhere and dont see us keeping quiet thinking we dont know what exactly you guys are, its just symphathy that we have for you and wanted yo guys to learn but people like you are the ones to derail the development of the south and cause more divisions and separations.

        If you want to know what is in our mind just go to school stop talking nonsense with your cattle keeping mind (muk ta murah de kede sibu ya belit). John garang was able to stay with us equatorians because he was wise and had mind of unity for the people of south sudan and he was liked here than with you his dinka tribesmen.

        The other point I want to make clear to you is that, the south was not liberated but people came to mutual understanding with the north and the CPA was signed although we fought a bush war. The CPA which was signed gave us (Me and you) the chance to decide our fate in a referundum and we voted unanimously for separation, now where is the liberation? south sudan was not achieved through fighting but through peace and voting for separation which I think you even didnt vote for. So wocjak, be wise and stop being useless to this nation otherwise we have psychitric hospital for retarded person like you. Hope this brief lecture gave you some gist to understand where south sudan came from!!!!! Reply if you want more lectures.

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      • 8 September 2011 16:02, by Ker.

        Mined and you Hinder, let me tell you today what your people fear not to tell you, two of you are the hopeless, useless, idiot,empty minded people i ever seen on this planet and S/ Sudan in particular. but the question is ’do two of you really exist on Earth or are you from Hell? how comes you talk negatively as if you are a son of devil. my argument is transferring capital to Ramciel is not on tribal line as two of you mistakenly precept it, this is to bring the three regions on juncture and also to give enough space, therefore stop these rubbish and try to learn in order to correct things.Am sorry to have hopeless Sudanese fellow like you.

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  • 8 September 2011 08:09, by Akuma

    It is interesting. Mr. President your move sound mature and let me hope that lake state dwellers will not go by Bari ’s tribalistic act.
    My brother here Mi diit said it all therefore, it is important for last lucky (what is regarded as second chance) to show seniority of being choosed at their last.

    Otherwise, Bahr el Gazelle is a place of peace.

    Akuma.

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  • 8 September 2011 08:10, by Acid

    Why not call it Ramciel or Union city? I think Ramciel union is little weirld!

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  • 8 September 2011 08:15, by Akol Liai Mager

    Ramciel Union?? A thorough explanation is required from the nearby residents of Ramciel and the government authorities to explain what is actually means by "Ramciel"

    Some say "Ramkiel (Rhinos meet", now a new meaning has immerged as "Ramciel Union".

    I thought it was "meet in the middle" or Meet-ways since it is located between, or where the three Great Regions meet; Equatoria, Upper Nile and Bhar El Ghazal.

    So, what is it?

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    • 8 September 2011 08:22, by sam Dut

      Ramciel mean in the middle

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    • 8 September 2011 13:11, by akot

      you are right Mr Akol, the word Ramciel is in Dinka which means to meet in the middle as you have said, but for me, i think it is good idea to be call Ramciel_Roads, instead of Ramcial Union.

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      • 8 September 2011 23:58, by Dhalaluaak

        Akot,
        Ramciel is made up of two words in Thuongjang thus:Ram-means
        meet and Ciel-means middle.So you can see,it’s a compound word when put together as "RAMCIEL" and for your information,it doesn’t make sense if you call it "Ramciel road but "Ramciel Union sound good to me because it will be a city where every Southerner and foreign investors will convene together and intermingle with each other.

        But to back you up,there is going to be either a street or highway named "ramciel road brother.so don’t worry about how it will be called like.

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  • 8 September 2011 08:23, by Josh

    wow smart equatoria. dump to land grabbing in equatoria.
    wise man doesnt talk much.

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  • 8 September 2011 08:50, by George Bol

    Please you guys need to know the name of city Ramchiel very well not Ramkiel. Ram= meet and Chiel= Middle so do not mix this with Ramkiel which mean Ram=meet and Kiel= Rhinos. For those who want to confuse Dinka terms.
    This city was prophecise by Dr John Garang long time ago. We need to leave those who make noise when golden food has been lay on the plate,while disapear when the war come up,and i do believed that is the character of coward of thise who claim the city which kill 3/4 of Dinka.

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    • 8 September 2011 18:24, by Jack

      George Boll,
      Don’t you think you misunderstood the differences between prophecy and propose. To "prophesies is to predict/say something that will happen in the future through religious believe which I don’t think you understand any of this" and to "propose to suggest a plan, an idea, etc, for people to think about and decide on. The later is what Garang came with, he proposed if possible the capital of south Sudan should be build in Ramchiel" So please give credit to where it is due don’t misquote people. Secondly, Garang is not a prophet and he did not prophecy about anything regarding south Sudan or Sudan in general so please stop making the man to look like he is a prophet. This miner misinformation often lead to misunderstand and you are one of those people who misunderstood Garang statement. He proposed for Ramchiel to be the new capital of south Sudan, I hope you have understand the differences now. Peace out

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  • 8 September 2011 08:53, by Bush

    They have stolen and embezzled enough money in the last six years without any accountability, let them now give, peace and development a chance.

    The people of South Sudan have paid their dues and they want development and service delivery.

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  • 8 September 2011 08:54, by goyuom

    H.E Gen Kiir is very working this time and i appreciate the committee for assessing new relocated capital city Ramciel and i believe Juma Nunu will carry out activities with her members
    go go go a head Gen KIRR

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  • 8 September 2011 09:04, by Michael Anyong

    can you stop going there if you called it no man land!!!!!!!!!!!!

    all of you are mad.how can you called it no man land? what about Lakes state is it the state without men’s. please try to address people in clear way with good explanation because people will follow your strategies.

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  • 8 September 2011 09:10, by Koang

    Dear president,
    this is logical thing to be figured out by you and we citizens out here appreciate you for that, and of course this will reduces population density, land issues and crimes . Otherwise Bari communities are good,peaceful and friendly and do
    Chiec communities in lakes state.
    Beauty is in south Sudan.

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  • 8 September 2011 09:47, by Analyst

    i am surprised that Mr President did not include his Minister for health in this Committee. It’s Mandatory nowadays to involve Public Health ideas in cities design so as to promote the concept of healthy enviroment. We have seen the Cholera Epidemics in Juba and other poorly designed cities so it’s important to incorporate public health designs earlier rather than later in the grand design of our new Capital city Ramciel

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    • 8 September 2011 10:54, by Ori’ Vuni

      We have abit of wrong settings of ministries; but public health is dealt with by Ministry of environment in that matter it doesn’t need the Minister of health.

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  • 8 September 2011 10:50, by Ori’ Vuni

    When things are done together, I personally expect a good result. And that’s what I presume will happen under the leadership of a woman Nunu and other responsible ministries’ representatives in the construction of the new city. The companies that are said to be contracted shall have to be of public notice because that’s where there will be alot bribery coming in.

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  • 8 September 2011 11:01, by Rising of the Sun

    Do it very quickly. Time is against South Sudan.
    People need to settle down instead of thinking of temporary settlements most of the time.

    It is also time to remind ourselves that everyone needs peace and security so that we don’t entertain illegal settlements in the name of something called IDPs.

    One fact will never change; that Juba will always remain Juba with all its historic roles and future potentials.
    After-all, Dr John Garang is buried there.
    The nature of people surrounding Juba is why it managed to grow into what it is not any lawless groups of people.

    I wish the new capital was ready by next year.

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  • 8 September 2011 12:42, by jamuse

    Very good move kiir.Dinkas are very kind to welcome ROSS.
    Thanks.

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  • 8 September 2011 12:53, by sudinka

    Dear citizen after The RAMCIEL be build as new A new capital city of the Republic of south sudan nobody will be talk agaist clailming that President Salva Kiir do not follow the footstep of Founder father Dr Jonh Garang.thank you President keep up.

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  • 8 September 2011 13:44, by Abyei Soil

    Talking, talking, talking while complaining like woman what a jealous people of Equatoria. Now, I wasn’t having intention of owning a home in Equatoria but now your talk and complain force me to decide of going to either Juba or Yei and look myself a home. Why don’t you listen and understand situations as human?

    Your son (you Equatorian) Joseph Lagu bribe Southern Sudan in Addis- Ababa 1972 agreement when he sign and lure the movement in to fake agreement in which sold south Sudan to arabs in exchange of air conditioned apartments and beautiful arabs’ propitute later handle the armour (what I called strong weapons) acquired by real son of South Gen. Martot to arabs in Khartoum.

    His soldiers later killed the liberator Gen. Emmanuel Abuur Matoungdit when he insisted to join Lagu in Khartoum in his ventilated houses and now you called us (DINKA) as IDPs. You’re the idiots or stupid. You sun rise or sun fall and the likes you need to stop your poor intelligence thinking. Dinka of today are of today’s world.

    You will Remain soon with your Juba city, a city of jealousy and tribalism. You have killed thousands of shabbab el Dinka and it remained as large as it was before and will grow larger and stronger while you are behind them.

    You thinks you know alone how to talk bad, you wrong I do also.

    Otherwise, Ramciel is a good move from Gen. Salva Kiir. Like it or dislike it. Your choice.

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    • 8 September 2011 14:20, by Bush

      @Abyei Soil

      You are an EMPTY barrel of Abyei who failed to defend himself from the "messariya", the Arab tribe. Talk only of Juba and Yei for settlement but when you come to WES here, will F**@#k yourself.

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      • 8 September 2011 18:35, by MINDED.DUDE

        Abyei soil,
        Do you know that you are illegal in south sudan now?
        you do not have any right to talk about anything related to south sudan development.
        you can not stand on two boats [ juba and khartoum ] because when they leave you will fall into the water and added into crocodile’special "MENU-DINNER OR LAUNCH" for that day.
        You are citizenship status are not yet know in sudan as general or in the world.

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  • 8 September 2011 13:46, by George 2

    The president had hit the right post.The moving have started this time and for those who are saying that the President had made wrong decision,he did not make even half of mistaken of this shifting of the capital. Keep your bright decisions on Kiirdit.

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    • 8 September 2011 14:02, by Adiem Dhook

      The president has done a good job.The capital has to allocated to the area where nobody will claim ownership.i see people who claim ownership of land in the current capital are shedding cocrodile tear.i think,the city is more helpful to the host community.

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  • 8 September 2011 18:30, by Jack

    George Boll,
    Don’t you think you misunderstood the differences between prophecy and propose. To "prophesies is to predict/say something that will happen in the future through religious believe which I don’t think you understand any of this" and to "propose to suggest a plan, an idea, etc, for people to think about and decide on. The later is what Garang came with, he proposed if possible the capital of south Sudan should be build in Ramchiel" So please give credit to where it is due don’t misquote people. Secondly, Garang is not a prophet and he did not prophecy about anything regarding south Sudan or Sudan in general so please stop making the man to look like he is a prophet. This miner misinformation often lead to misunderstanding and confusion which you are one of those people who misunderstood Garang statement. He proposed for Ramchiel to be the new capital of south Sudan, I hope you have understand the differences now.

    So please let it be known today that Garang is not a prophet. He only proposed a plan for Ramchiel as an idea.

    Peace out

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  • 8 September 2011 19:21, by Tambura

    Why you don’t include anti corruption ministry? what will make us sure you really will build that dreaming capital,I can still remember 8 billions you guys received in last 6 years oil revenue you didn’t build tokol as school classes rooms and you want us to believe you are going to build capital? from where you will get money for that capital right now you didn’t build pipeline yet where are you going to get fun for that capital? and how much it will cost? I think we have all right to know the plan how long that capital will take to finish?..... somebody tell me. My people weak up stand up and fight for your right. don’t those people to fool you, they are just put many unqualified people don’t know anything about their ministry. we want to know how long it will take 50 years 100 we have to know.....

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  • 8 September 2011 22:14, by MADIT MAJAK CHOL

    Hi all,

    We the people of Yirol Communities, we welcome government of Republic of South Sudan to Ramciel to build a new capital city for new born country, but I disagree for those of you who say that Ramciel “it’s not a No Man Land” Land have is ownership, and Ramciel belongs to Ciec Community and Yirol as a whole in Lake State.

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  • 8 September 2011 22:21, by marie

    Mr Abyei Soil
    First of all, you do not know the history of South Sudan because you are from Abyei and unable to liberate yourself from the Jallaba that is why you are now scattered into the bushes of South Sudan. You should give thanks to South Sudanese for sheltering you otherwise, Messiriya would have taken you into slavery like what they have been doing all these years. Just go to Khartoum and see the housemaids working for Arabs.

    The person who betrayed South Sudanese was Abel Alier. He signed the Adis Ababa on behalf of the Khartoum government in 1972 and was appointed the first president of the high executive council from 1972-1978 and again again from 1980-1982. In the 11 years years of the Adis Ababa era, Abel Alier ruled for 8 years, now ask yourself if you have some brain in your mind, who messed the agreement.

    I pity most of you on the web, because you grew up in the camps and do not know anything about the history of South Sudan struggle and what Dinka Bor did in Juba and other cities during the time of Abel Alier. Garang tried to follow his footsteps, but he did not live to realize his dreams because this World is under God’s mercy.

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    • 9 September 2011 01:20, by Cadaai ?o?

      Marie

      Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

      You talk about "History and Identity" but you don’t know. Dr. John Garang de Mabior is from Dinka Twic/Twi East and Abel Alier is from Dinka Bor. These tribes are sections in Dinka tribe. Please don’t mislead people.

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    • 9 September 2011 10:24, by Abyei Soil

      Marie,

      First of all I want to inform you if happen to be left out, Abyei status is not yet clear but that doesn’t mean we are not part of the South Sudan’s govt and its people. If my argument is wrong then ask yourself why Deng Alor was appointed as Minister of cabinets’ Affairs when he is Abyei son.

      You failed to understand this little story not history of Abyei and shamelessly claimed to know Sudan history.
      I will not further argue with you but you need to know that Abyei belong to South. I know you (equatorian) dislike Dinka community that’s why you kill them in a cool blood in Juba your cursed city.

      Equatoria become a place and a home for human being after Dinka throw away their lives and future to free you that’s why Juba is good for you now.

      You remember the time you changes your names to East African countries citizens eg Agnes, Fiona, Ronald etc names of colonial British to East Africa. you thinks that we were not following your status?

      I know you very well and don’t be surprise to see Abyei which you hate much in the map of South Sudan. You knew nothing about Dinka community and therefore, you should remain in your position as Marie (mama).

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      • 9 September 2011 19:08, by marie

        Mr Abyei Soil
        The appointment of Deng Alor is just a favour to Abyei people. Abyei status has not yet been determined, as such it belongs to the Sudan administratively through the making of their own people.
        No body hate Dinka community. What we condemn are actions done by other individuals. I have friends from all the communities in the South and went to school with Dinkas in Juba in late 80’s before the redivision of the South.
        I have lived throught the history of the South from the Adis ababa time to the inception of SPLA movement.
        After Kokora, a lot of Dinkas continued to live in Juba and there was no threat to their lives. Our neighbour from Bor had been living in Juba throughout the 21 years of the war and recently I found him in Juba married to a Bari girl.
        We respect human live, we do not act barbaric as long as you are a man of integrity. Give me one Equatorian who has been living in Dinka area during the movement as a mere citizen.
        Equatorians did not adopt the names they have from East Africa. If you follow the entry of Christianity in Juba, Equatoria was the place of interest for the missionaries where they were able to introduce Christianity. During that time, up to now in South Sudan, one has to be baptized with a Christian name, that is why most of Equatorians names sound western. Contrary to Dinka names because most of them are still carrying their names. Follow legacy of John Garang and how he adopted the name.
        The real cold bold was done by some of you during the liberation movement in which most of Equatorians were killed by some of you in cold blood. The massacre and raping in Terekeka against Mundari, the massacre in Didinga land and the massacre in Toposa land just to mention a few. Who do you attribute these actions to you. We do not take revenge, but God will revenge for us.

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  • 9 September 2011 01:17, by Cadaai ?o?

    Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

    To me, I don’t why South Sudan needs to word "Union"? "Ramciel" itself in another union. In my opinion no needs to adds word "Union" again. South Sudan’s government or just elected comminttees need to look at that.

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  • 9 September 2011 02:59, by BM Bol

    Ram ciel simply means "meet in the mddile". I am not sure about adding union to the the name though.

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  • 9 September 2011 03:30, by Deng-monydit

    Citizens, don’t mess the beautiful name again by adding union.
    The word Ramciel mean Union if you real look at it.
    And too, why do we like naming our things with foreign names? That don’t make sense at all.
    Like in Bor, the is a main road named "Kampala road"
    From Juba to Torit, the is a small town called New Kenya.

    My suggestion for highways and street naming should be; 105, 106 and so on, I mean these battalions who fought along these routes. And for street why not; Koryom, Mourmour,Adhit and so many more. This will store the history of liberation and honoring to the lives lost.

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  • 9 September 2011 13:32, by Padiet Deng Alony

    Wise step taken by our President of the Republic of South Sudan from relocating the Capital to Ramiel. which mean meet in the middle, the exact position for any capital according to Urban and Soial-Struction.
    Ramciel is boundaried by 7 states only Upper Nile, NBG and Eastern Equatoria state which had no border with capital but still they so much.

    Long Live the New Capital of the Republic of South Sudan

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  • 9 September 2011 18:46, by Gogrialboys

    I’m happy to see the capital city relocated to the community that will not segregate, or discriminate, any body regardless of their tribes or regions. I’m also gratful to our people especially those who were subjected to hate by the local in Juba. I would like to thank the Yirol community, especially Ciec, for welcoming our new city to their land. For those who mistakenly called it a no man zone, it is a dinka land, and you are all welcome to a peaceful community.

    Ramciel should never add the word "union" because it is the same thing that we are talking about here. Who ever try to add the word union is a separatist,and Arab thinking mind, who used to give names to our cities, like the way it happened in Unity state. I would like people to be mindful that, it is not going to happen because I don’t see the reason of adding union. It is Ramciel which means, meet in the middle. The Juba was not having union, why Ramciel? You people of the South should not be panic of the land use, because the dinka land belongs to everybody here in the Southsudan to enjoy.

    We are a community of love, and we dinka feel proud having some one in your land which rearly found in other tribes. Again, welcome and you people are going to see that in the long run. Besides,there is no place here in the Southsudan, that you will find to be no man zone. You people should not be fearful that dinkas, are going to revenge or repeat what happen in Juba, no we don’t have those values, and we the dinka people love our country and the people to grow, and as such, you are not going to see dinka crying calling others to be land grabbers. We are an organized community that always assumed their land to be use by every body. The dinka children are trained of how to lead, and manage the people,not on how to hate, and that is why we are subjected to hate. We are a tribe that loved to see our country grow and united.

    To my dinka fellows, let’s refrain ourselves from those dirty talks and insults to others, because it is not who we are as dinkas to call names of tribes or people for that matter, and it is not helpful to our nation. We are sujected to hate as dinka, because we made the history and some of our fellow citizens are happy about it. So let us swallow it and still be a proud tribe who has not betrayed the people of Southsudan.

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