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Lakes state hosts a meeting to discuss cattle rustling in South Sudan

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February 19, 2012 (JUBA) - The vice president of South Sudan Riek Machar together with governor of Lakes, Unity and Warrap states all converged in Lakes state on Saturday morning to discuss cattle rustling and border issues affecting neighbouring counties.

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Vice President Riek Machar with the governors of Lakes, Warrap and Unity State with other officials before leaving in a UN helicopter in Mapel. February 18, 2012 (ST)

In Lakes state, Mapel County, East and Central Rumbek counties all share borders with Panyi-Jiar and Mayiandid Counties of Unity state. In Warrap state, Tonj East County shared a border with Mayom County in Unity State.

The chiefs of Mapel County told Machar that the root causes of the cattle rustling can largely be blamed on the lack of development or peace and roads that would connect communities.

Constructing these roads would encouraged communities of each counties to trade commodities instead of raiding each others’ cattle.

Machar assured people of Mapel that the border counties in the triangle where the cattle raids frequently occurr is now the government’s top priority.

Last year the United Nations (UN) raised the alarm over the escalating violence in South Sudan caused by cattle rustling. The issue is seen by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as a "serious crisis" to the political stability in the newly independent state.

The governors of the different states agree that the lack of infrastructures and roads deprive them from undertaking serious work to stop the raiders or to engage development projects in the concerned provinces.

Juba, on the other hand, failed to disarm the civilians in the different regions where the war and lack of security during several decades has enabled every cattle keeper to hold a gun to protect his cattle.

(ST)

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  • 19 February 2012 09:46, by Dinkawarrior

    Dr. Gatmieth is a symbole of death!! He step his on the problems while he is the cause of everythings.

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    • 19 February 2012 09:48, by Dinkawarrior

      Dr. Gatmieth is a symbole of death!! He step his feeth on the problems while he was the cause of everythings.

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      • 19 February 2012 10:11, by Ruach

        Dinka Thief.You urself is the symbol of death because u don’t peace to preveal.If u don’t like peace,I don’t like it.If u like it,I like it.Advise your bor-doop brothers around u not to attack Bentiu-Nuer and I will advise my brothers around me not to attack u.If u break one of my fingers,I will break 3 of your fingers.If you don’t,I will not.Look @ Apes and strangers(Ugandan-congolese of s.sudan)

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        • 19 February 2012 10:19, by Ruach

          Cont..They like what are doing finishing ourselves so that they may get pride out of it.They want to be the most populous in south sudan from uganda-congo that they can even ’ve opportunities to lead this nation!Very long and unsuccessful dream for them!!

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        • 19 February 2012 13:24, by Mapuor

          Dear brother.Elite oligarchy is the unbendable law of human nature.What will that meeting contribute to tranquility of poor Dinkas & Nuers who have never known peace since creation.Alot of money must have been spent on that insignificant visit from public funds.

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        • 19 February 2012 14:25, by Loko El Pollo

          Hey,Ruach.you are a good Nuer man.please stop supporting Riek Machar agendas,iam a dinka and i will vote for you if run for office in Jonglei state.

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          • 19 February 2012 18:46, by Ruach

            Loko.I’m not runnng for any office.I’m a technical person in my profession,but if u r pointing your fingers to the leaders for nothing,I will wake up.Make sure that pointing ur fingers to rightous man will lead u to the fire.Let us just watch and support him for the peace that he promises to bring.There has been no peace throughout my life for 26years+1994 years I was not there

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        • 20 February 2012 16:23, by Morthon Akol

          those people are not thief my friend. thief is somebody who can take yours without some body saw him/her. and by the way thief are not too many in Dinka erea like in Equatorian they use to take yours by force otherise they will kick your ass hahahahahahaha.

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      • 19 February 2012 10:16, by Malou Manyiel

        Dinkawarior or whatever you call your name,

        Mind your business and watch your mouth in this!! We are the affected people in term of insecurity caused by cattle rustling among the 3 states. Dr. Riak and the 3 states’ governors should address this issue to make sure that peace is restored and allow development to take place. We are tired of cattle raids.

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        • 19 February 2012 21:37, by Marolditapei

          MALOU MANYIEL,
          YOU ARE RIGHT BROTHER. DINKA WARIOR DOES NOT KNOW HOW CATTLE RUSTLINGS INFLICT HEAVY CASUALTIES ON CIVILIANS. DINKA WARIOR HAS DEVELOPED SOME DISLIKE FOR RIEK MACHAR BUT HE SHOULD KNOW THAT PEACE IS BETTER. LET HIM NOT STICK TO NONSENSE AND DIVISIONS OF THE PAST. ALL LEADERS ARE TO BLAME FOR INJUSTICES INCLUDING JOHN GARANG. IAM A REALLY BRAVE DINKA FROM NGOK DONGJOL.

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          • 20 February 2012 07:47, by Ramiran

            thank marol and malou
            to day we are the feature for this new nation in case we can not suport the crime, but we can see the way in which we solve them. let us be joint hand in hand to help our leaders for ongoing conflict between our tribes to look the better life instead to kill each others.

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    • 19 February 2012 10:32, by kalib dinka

      JONGLEI,WARRAP, and LAKES are all Dinkas state,THEIR BUSINESS IS CATTLE RUSTLING, KILLING EACH OTHERS,LOOTING AND STILLING.
      This case was there before anyanya one, and to stop it is all cattle should be kill or let the s sudan government take care of those cattle for south sudan army only.

      If the government fail,MURLEI ,MURLEI MUST TAKE CARE OF THOSE CATTLE AS DINKAS ARE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT.

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      • 19 February 2012 16:38, by Cobra Bior

        @ Kalib Dinka. if your mind let you down in thinking capacity, you better keep quiet because you are not making sense whatsoever. Back to the point, i think to stop these cycles of cattle raids, kiir & Riek need to involve in real peace talks with these communities, let them knows that gov. will excecuted any community who start the raids. otherwise this issue is too big for states authorities.

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  • 19 February 2012 21:55, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    Great prospective for Southern Sudan citizen to live in peace and unity,internal differences will not promote our sovereign State to grow.Nice peer discussion.However, Dr. Riak, Mr.Chol Tong and Mr Taban,communication before the problem happen is very important for our communities life. These discussion should be participated in all states and counties inorder to maintian all our hope in peace.

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    • 20 February 2012 03:38, by 4Justice

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      • 20 February 2012 03:52, by 4Justice

        Correction: $69.61 million not $695 Million

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        • 20 February 2012 04:25, by Kurnyel

          What a shame to see Riak Machar Teny step his feet in the Holy land of truly Agar (Wuol Athian of Pakam) and then preach his nonsense to the Agar Pakamdit Wuol, thank to chiefs who where ready to tell him exactly what many Dinka have. Let Mr (walking dead man) Riak Machar first disarms his thugs Nuer before talking to Dinka peace loving community.

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          • 20 February 2012 09:32, by manyang mawech

            20 FEBRUARY 09:20, BY manyang mawech
            Tera,
            Some Dinka do not understand that what is being done by VP is a credit for all party or president himself who is a Dinka. Yesterday Riek met three states governors about insecurity on theirs. But the comments from some Dinka did on that articles were not imaginable. Let’s president does what he suppose to do then. We the rests support on president for ev

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          • 20 February 2012 19:39, by Ruach

            Kur lial.Yes u are rite to call him dead man walking at Agaar communities and place.You are canival and I will not go to Pakam,it is very dangerous place

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