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February 29, 2012 (JUBA) – Members of the South Sudan Democratic Movement (SSDM), an active rebel groups fighting against the government of South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), has categorically denied the veracity of a peace agreement signed with the Juba administration.

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Former SSDM leader - George Athor, Nairobi, Kenya, November 20, 2011 (AP)

South Sudan’s minister of information and broadcasting, Barnaba Marial Benjamin announced that the agreement was signed by Peter Kuol Chol Awan on behalf of the SSDM and the SPLM’s director general for general intelligence bureau, Thomas Duoth, in Juba on Tuesday.

“We have not signed any agreement with anybody. What the minister of information in the government has said is not correct,” announced John Olony on Wednesday, claiming to be the new leader of the rebel group.

Olony claims the agreement’s signatories defected in early February, prior to the signing, and that they no longer represent the leadership of the SSDM.

Olony claimed his group received information from Peter Kuol Chol Awan, who became the SSDM head after the death of George Athor, that he wanted to resign due to health issues. Olony claims Awan informed the rebels that he would be resigning, then signed the agreement, purportedly, on their behalf.

George Athor formed the SSDM in 2010 after losing a regional election he claimed was rigged. The South Sudanese army, the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA), said in December 2011 that it had killed him.

"They have responded to the amnesty offered to them by the president Salva Kiir Mayardit by declaring a ceasefire and accepted to lay down their arms. This is a good step which actually indicates that the sons and daughters of this country can resolve difference amicably without external support,” said Marial at a press conference on Tuesday.

Explaining that it was the policy of the government to absorb all ex-militia groups into the national army after reaching a deal in order for them to start a peace process instead of pursuing military options, Marial said the agreement gave the rebels an opportunity to be represented in the national government as well as in the state.

He said if the rebels laid down their arms they would be integrated into the SPLA.

Abiel Riing Majak, a senior member of the rebel group, told Sudan Tribune on Monday that the movement had reached an agreement with the government in Juba but expressed concern about whether or not the deal would be implemented.

James Nuot, a spokesman of the rebel group told Sudan Tribune said they have only signed a memorandum of understanding to pave the way for more discussions on the future of their troops.

“If it is respected, then we shall move on to discuss other issues including participation in the national government and states,” Nuot told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

Nuot claimed that it has always been their intention to reach a peace deal with the government because it is time to put aside differences and pay attention to nation building. “Our people have had enough while fighting for more than 55 years,” he explained.

The military alliance of the four rebel movements including the SSDM claim they will soon begin Operation Ending Corruption to depose Salva Kiir from his seat of power in Juba.

“We therefore advise civilians in Malakal, Piji, Fangak, Renk and Maban to leave the towns and go to villages for protection,” the SSDM announced on Tuesday.

The release further claims that SSDM with its coalition partners will “demonstrate to the whole world that they did not sign any agreement with the regime under President Salva Kiir”.

The coalition includes the South Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SSLA/M), South Sudan Defense Forces (SSDF) and National Democratic Front. The SSLA/M’s involvement in the coalition is uncertain after accusations of collusion with Khartoum.

“Very soon our military commanders will attack SPLA positions in Jonglei and Upper Nile States, as a proof that SSDM had signed peace with Kiir" it adds.

Juba claims Khartoum provides support to militia groups to destabilize South Sudan. Khartoum denies the accusations and levels the same claims against Juba. There is evidence to support Juba’s claims, including a Small Arms Survey report which indicated "strong circumstantial evidence" that South Sudan rebels had received logistical and material support "from Khartoum and other external sources".

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  • 1 March 2012 07:02, by Robot

    This proofs backwardness, where will they survive if they don’t sign the agreement?, my argument is why even sign a peace deal with them? if they want to die like Athor then let it be, this give chances to those who are power greedy to do the same, wake up SPLA, civilians cannot even support this initiative of pleasing militias.

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    • 1 March 2012 07:15, by Dinkawarrior

      Would you please ask yourself this question! Where is George Athor? If you get the answer then you need to think twice before runing your damn mouth. The blood of our innocent people will break your back in the first place. After all President Kiir will take your bodies to your home!

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      • 1 March 2012 13:04, by SSLA/M Supporter

        No conventional war with SPLA/M thieves!!!

        It’s ironic for that baldhead called Benjamin Marial to talk about amicable internal solution to South Sudanese’s problem when his mafia regime is being run by the UN Hilde Johnson!

        I don’t know why the rebels are fighting conventional war with those thieves of SPLA/M!! The easiest option is to terrorize those thieves by assassinating their members

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        • 1 March 2012 13:13, by SSLA/M Supporter

          by burning their family homes, poisoning them and their families wherever they are found even abroad, bomb their cars and terrorise them wherever they go! it’s not hard believe me! SPLA/M would have done the same to SAF had it had the chance to do so during those dark days of their disastrous war in South Sudan so why not doing it to SPLA/M now and it poses danger to the South Sudanese citizens?

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          • 1 March 2012 13:26, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Bar e liel guanikien guathni ti ci ke yow ngang thin to, Nyoth e liel manikien guathni diaal ameni rar ke america, europe etc! ke wange duelkien to cha lat ke yow kon to! nyoth e lielkien ken ji SPLA/M! liel guanikien ken diaal!

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          • 1 March 2012 17:14, by viper

            You are really a blind supporter. How can you talk of terrorizing the SPLM/A mafia when terrorism is the only war left on this world for super powers to fight? Where is the former leader of those rebels now? Do you want all these foolish rebels to die like their leader

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        • 1 March 2012 19:41, by Ajak Abraham Beer

          why do you comment like a noon-citizen of the youngest nation South Sudan.
          they had no target that is why they died like rats and i do believe that if they fail to signed the agreement which has been given in a golden plate than we will kill them one by one, if you are south Sudanese who contribute for the independence of South Sudan during referendum, you would have start praying for peace.

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        • 2 March 2012 03:14, by omoni jr.

          Is this drunk or retarded? Are the words you just written coming from your mind or your asshole? where are your fools like Osama Bin Laden all his deputies,Gadhafi,Saddam Hussien? Think beyond your ass sir. It is better for you to join your ugly community so called Black gangs and kill yourselves with murle rather than preaching nonsense that will not work.You do not know what is terrorist mean.

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          • 2 March 2012 05:00, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Is that you moptherfucker again! you are back son of monkey! what do you want from motherfucker nyamnyam son of nmokey!fuck your anus if you don’t like what I said or else come and suck my dick and drink my cums reckless mule!

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            • 2 March 2012 05:06, by SSLA/M Supporter

              motherfucker Omoni Jr the monkey! don’t ever comment on whatever I said because you are monkey that eat monkey! now you prove how mad dog you are as you forget your own promise! son of bitch stay where you are or else I will hardcore your anus!

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    • 1 March 2012 07:23, by Mike Mike

      Robot, To sign a peace agreement with your enemy is not a sin and if you are not happy with the peace needed to be signed between South Sudan rebel groups with S.Sudan gvt then why did SPLM/A signed CPA with Khartoum gvt?. You have to comment like responsible person and don’t comment like inhuman. Shame on you maron.

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      • 1 March 2012 07:49, by Robot

        Mike Mike,
        you are talking contrary else you don’t know what you are saying, first of all define the khartoum govt and juba govt, shallow minded people are the empty vessels who lack total analysis and resolutions to our problems. you are an ass not even a moron though the meaning is the same, what course are they fighting for?...

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        • 1 March 2012 08:24, by Mike Mike

          Right is claimed any where even from your own biological father can some times deny your right.So if you are not stopid enough how could you be jealous on whoever feel himself denied right access in his gvt?.Completely you don’t know how to make system analysis on what has happen.In your own house you can queral and later make peace but it is surprise to hear from you that you don’t accept peace.

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          • 1 March 2012 11:20, by Robot

            I am not jealous of peace you don’t understand me, by the way i can’t waste my time feeding your empty mind, we are not talking of the system analysis but the problem here, did you hear the demands to why George Athor was fighting?, well you cannot come out boldly and defend this militias, just hide and throw your empty words in this domain or you will be ashamed.

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    • 1 March 2012 07:37, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      You who those claim to be Rebel Leaders supported by Khartoum,please do not bring suffering on your own brothers and sisters,fathers and mothers,Olony the dirty plan you are attempting will not help,althought you think Khartoum is behind you,see what happened in Jau,you are going to experience the same faith.

      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 1 March 2012 07:47, by kalib dinka

      @ DINKA DOMINATED SPLA/M.
      Death to all of you Dinkas,How can a Dinka kill a Dinka?
      You must come out or you will die like ATHOR,killed in uganda and brought to Morobo.

      We are happy to see you killing each others for leadership.

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    • 1 March 2012 09:05, by Alier42

      You need to reason it out thoroughly before you could reach a conclusion,it is completely umwise enough to force persons of sound mind into an agreement which can not bear anything good to them .yes it is good i dea to engage rebel through dialogue,make them understand everything unconditionaly to the best their of their knowledge other than using threat as a tool for reaching a final resolution.

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    • 1 March 2012 11:34, by john agoet

      To Mr.Robet
      thank you brother you ’re street to the point. we have to show them a rad eye and wait all will run calling for peace.I believe from very beginning there is no point of making peace with these people, they don’t have clear motives of caring arms against government of south Sudan by then we were not obtained our independency yet and become fully government to be blame.

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      • 1 March 2012 11:38, by john agoet

        We all knows these people are being push by government of the north to do dirty job on their behalf. If we keep signing peace agreements in such way pieces by pieces we will ending being triumph over by the enemy,

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      • 1 March 2012 12:01, by Alier42

        @ John
        i am very much disappointed by your writings.try next time to sum up your information ,inorder for your information to make sense to the readers.

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    • 1 March 2012 13:43, by Loko El Pollo

      TO ROBOT: THOSE WHO WANTS TO FIGHT THE GOVERMENT FOR THEIR PERSONALS GREEDS WILL BE KILLED.SPLA HAS ALREADY GOTTEN RID OF NINE MOST WANTED CRIMINALS.THE ONE OF SHILLUK NAME OLONY WILL BE CAUGHT AND HANGED AFTER HIS FEW TROOPS ARE ANIHILATED.

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    • 1 March 2012 22:54, by morogot batal

      - you guys beter choose pease. other wise you will make run crszy and no one will remain alive in this south sudan whom you are joking with it as if it was given to us for free
      - you make the gvt. always busy runing your problem than runing the national issue
      - how fool are you?continue with your evel element till your 40days come

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  • 1 March 2012 07:07, by wang

    Dinka Rebel will never satisfy to what their government offer to them to stop murders and torture their own innocent people. Shame to them and 2gether with Dinka Dominant Corruption (Dinka Dominated SPLA/M)

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    • 1 March 2012 07:21, by akid malual

      What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?

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    • 1 March 2012 07:32, by Mike Mike

      Now some idiotic people are ever happy with the death of George Athor Deng, while he was among the top veterans who have exerted alot of efforts during the time of struggle to secure the future of SS.You will laugh at him on the earth but on the judgement day in front of our almighty God those whom are considering themselves as the most valuable people will get themselves behind.

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      • 1 March 2012 08:54, by michael Nhomlau

        Mike Mike, you may be spoiling our nick names (Mike Mike) through your negative comments. If you know or read Bible,you should not thought of hundred goods things Athor have done in the past, The Bible said, one bad thing that you have done a day can destroyed hundred gone things that you had done in the past and one good things can remove hundred bad things that you have done in the past.

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        • 1 March 2012 10:57, by Mike Mike

          Michael,you need to say that all the good things done by Athor to the people of S.S were spoiled by one mistake Which he did to Kuol.M.Juuk.It cost me surprise for individual difference be taken as general problem by the mature people like you.those whom were in the bush are the one who knows the braveness of Athor,degree he exerted when he was zone commander in Upper Nile,none strugglers don’t kn

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  • 1 March 2012 07:07, by NGAANGOLTIIN

    Kuol Manyang and Marial Benjamin must pay dearly. Not forgetting Sava Kiir. The Ugandans responsible must the more for killing Athor

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  • 1 March 2012 07:12, by Ruach

    It is good to post true information to the media.It sounds too bad.These are group of Dinka

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  • 1 March 2012 07:18, by Ruach

    Death to them and Dinka Dominated SPLA/Mangoor Aguengbaar the son of canival.He will die as canival

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  • 1 March 2012 07:18, by Dinkawarrior

    Nguendeng is not a Prophet but the Profit! Because we have seen it in many places as Nyamnyam Nuer used it as mean of collecting money in foreign countries. Would you please stop begging in name of your Profit? You bring shame to Southerners in practically,you have been known already as food lovers. You must keep you’re gluttonous in you rather than selling our names through shameful carnival man.

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    • 1 March 2012 07:37, by wang

      No need to be jealous Dinkawarrio. I have many fellows Dinka who are worshiping Nguendeng five time a day, which is even more than those of Muslim bothers who worship Mohamed four time a day. Belief me or wrong one of those fellows Dinka is a bother manyok from Bor-side. Shame on Rebel leader Dinka Dominant Corruption (Dinka Dominated SPLA/M)

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      • 1 March 2012 08:14, by Ramiran

        where is so called Dinka dominated corruption and George Athor.
        as you appears on the website usually and insults my people Nuer calling them nyagat. please would you verify the word nyagat to me ? and how do you call George Athor ? does it means that the person who defacted from the goverment to be call like that ? if so, accroding to my understanding George is totally first and the late nyagat who dies for dinka corruption.

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        • 1 March 2012 08:24, by manyang mawech

          BRO RAMIRAN,

          Damn D.M. AND dAMN bol wont show up tody bad for them

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        • 1 March 2012 09:30, by Alier42

          The term nyangat is an Amaric language simply for your information,it is only applicable on any movement organise by the Nuer community because they can only act on anything of short term which carry no aim.and historical no person will come up with an other name to help Nuer community from the bandon of the name nyangat,so just accommandate it as part of community culture.

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          • 1 March 2012 09:58, by Otong

            Alier42
            Nyagat is not Amharic word, Check your fucken Dinka language and get that word properly in ur dirty mind.No body can help Nuer only Nuer alone are helpers,how come Strongest community like Nuer to be helped? In South Sudan we can controlled it with a second, but we are a King of peace,and let the Mighty Nuer Conquer all jinup through peace,war and so .

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            • 1 March 2012 21:57, by morogot batal

              please, this is not a dika-nuer website..why are you always telling to the people that you are so stupid indeed?no diferent between you and arabs because if we are confronting our national problem,then you foolish people are trying to divert the attention of the reader into your stupid mind of hatred.please, try to adjust you mind in a proffessional ethics than irresponsible ethics you are using

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          • 1 March 2012 10:02, by Otong

            No community can defeat Nuer,we can be your king of peace though out South Sudan.

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          • 1 March 2012 10:21, by Ruach

            Alier0.Do u speak in Amharic Idiot?Do u know thok buuny?You want to annex yourselves to Ethiopia by giving them your daughter,ur mothers..,but it will not work.We have been eating the tails of Tunker-Nyang which was propecized by prophet Ngundeng and we ’ve satisfied with it already.This term has no meaning to u because u don’t even speak in Amharic.They are our neighbours & they are not canivals.

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      • 1 March 2012 08:53, by Otong

        To: Wang
        Please don’t waste ur vailable time with that stupid Dinkawarrior.Do u ever hear about that word from Dinka?They are our beggars,and let them adapt the way Nuer use.

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    • 1 March 2012 08:43, by Ruach

      Dinka looter.You are enjoying Ngundeng prophecies.Whether u like him or not,he is God ’s prophet.Nuer are not beggars like u.Once you beg some one and refuses to give u,you turn wild and terrorise to eat his/her own body as was elaborated by ur canival Gatluak Manguel Aguengbaar

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      • 1 March 2012 09:12, by michael Nhomlau

        Ruach or Jam, You must be crazy, or do you mean to say that Dinka are not beggars, surely Dinka are not Beggars, but the Nuer, are the food lovers/beggars, that is why they are always a followers. E.G. during the war, all Nuer left the movement because there was no food, they all went to the north to beg on the street. This is a matter of truths,not politic, you know it yourself

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    • 1 March 2012 09:01, by Otong

      All Dinka must learn from Nuer; yes they are following the foot steps of Nuer all the time forget about that stupid Dinkawarrior,I know only Dinka beggars and Dinka thieves,they don’t steal at a day time like a warrior,but smuggling when all people fall sleep. If u ’re opposing Ngundeng you alone ’ll see it,face it andunderstand it.

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  • 1 March 2012 18:14, by James Maker Akok

    You rebels in South Sudan you are fighting against your country South Sudan for nothing. North Sudan bought your mind to fight against your people but North Sudan doesn’t care of you they going to put under their shoes like those southern Sudanese people in North Sudan who helped them to fight South Sudan in a time of the civil War but now they don’t give them their money because they Southerns.

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    • 1 March 2012 18:18, by James Maker Akok

      I mean, to put you under their Shoes

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      • 1 March 2012 23:18, by Kurnyel

        The so called Upper Nile is a curses for sure the Nuer got know where to practice their evil thought, that is why you were rules by Dinka son Dr Garang and that is why now you are rules by Dinka son Kiir Mayardit and when you decided to go to Khartoum, to fight Dinka than you all fall under commanding of Dinka son (George Athor rules). Where will you go from here because even Arabs do not trust yo

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        • 2 March 2012 09:49, by Ruach

          The wise enemy is better than your stupid friend!Every time thinking to rule and not even able to bring the dev’t under your rules.Poor families(Jaang/Slaves) with poor thinking!

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