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President Kiir opens disarmament in troubled Jonglei

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By John Actually

March 12, 2012 (BOR) - The President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, travelled to Bor on Monday to declare the start of a disarmament campaign in Jonglei, asking the state’s population to corporate with the country’s military.

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir with governor, Kuol Manyang listening to a band at Bor airstrip on arrival for the start of Jonglei’s disarmament campaign. March 12, 2012 (ST)

Kiir ordered the collection of all illegal firearms from civilians, saying the army (SPLA) will deal with those who resist the exercise. He has previously threatened to use force if the army meets resistance.

The president warned SPLA forces responsible for the disarmament campaign to avoid tribalism, urging them to work as one tribe serving one nation. South Sudan became independent in July last year as part of a peace deal with north Sudan ending decades of civil war that has left the region awash with small arms.

Conflict in Jonglei between the Murle and Luo Nuer ethnic groups has attracted international attention and questions over whether the young country can function as a viable state.

Over 1,000 people died in cattle raids and revenge attacks in 2011, which escalated in December when 6,000 armed Luo Nuer men attacked Pibor County, the home of the Murle tribe.

TRIBALLY NEUTRAL?

There are fears that this disarmament campaign, like previous efforts, may not succeed as some ethnic groups may be more thoroughly disarmed than others leaving communities vulnerable to further attacks.

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SPLA and axillary forces celebrating the start of Jonglei’s disarmament in Bor Freedom Sqaure. March 12, 2012 (ST)

On Monday Kiir was keen to overcome such misgivings, telling SPLA forces in Bor: "You have no tribes or home, your tribes and home is South Sudan”.

“If you are Nuer, Anuak, Dinka or Nuer, don’t tell your people to bury guns, instead you tell them to hand them over. If your food finishes, you ask the people in the village you are in to give you oxen or bulls as food till they surrender all their guns to you but don’t take by force," he added.

Kiir urged government ministers, MPs and civilians to corporate by immediately giving their guns to the 15,000 SPLA soldiers that have been deployed across the state to conduct the exercise.

The army has been criticised for not preventing clashes between ethnic groups in Jonglei in recent months not only in the Luo Nuer offensive on Pibor, which affected over 120,000 people according to the UN, but also over the weekend when an estimated 3,000 Murle attacked Akobo County.

On Monday Jonglei State governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, accused the Murle of carrying out the Friday attack on Akobo’s Nuer community, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead, 200 others wounded and over 10,000 families displaced and tens of thousands of cattle looted. The figures from the incident have not been independently verified.

The Murle were also accused of attacking Twic East County on 10 March. Manyang said that such attacks provoked the security situation and increased the chances of counter attacks.

SPLA DEFENDS DISARMAMENT PROGRAMME

The SPLA’s Chief of General Staff, Gen. James Hoth Mai, said the national army won’t “let the people die every day and watch on”, apparently in response to fears raised by the United States and United Nations that the process may not pass off peacefully.

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SPLA general chief of staff, James Hoth Mai, on the stage at the disarmament ceremony in Bor’s freedom square, Jonglei State. March 12, 2012 (ST)

He said that the 15,000 troops deployed to disarm civilians in Jonglei state will stay until there are no guns in the hands of civilians and questioned critics of disarmament.

“Which one is better? To let our people die?" Hoth said.

The United States Ambassador to South Sudan, Susan Page, said last week in Bor that the US supports voluntary disarmament. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has also express concerns that the exercise may not be peaceful as raiders may not easily part with their guns.

South Sudan’s minister for defence, Gen. John Kong Nyuon, who accompanied Kiir at the launch ceremony in Bor dismissed as "nonsense" claims that disarmament of civilians by the army (SPLA) in Jonglei state may turn violent.

“Those who are saying disarmament will be bloody are the same people who blame us [government] for not providing security,” Gen. Kong said.

“They contradict themselves by saying that the disarmament will be bloody. That is nonsense. We are not going to kill civilians. We want peace and there is no way [to] restore peace unless we take guns,” Gen. Kong stressed.

The South Sudanese Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Tito Acuil, told the army and police forces in Bor Monday to retrieve guns with discipline.

“Don’t kill civilians but take the guns. The UN is already complaining [that it] will turn violent,” Acuil said.

GOVERNOR HANDS OVER HIS GUNS

At the ceremony governor Manyang handed over his own guns - a pistol and AK47 - to the head of the disarmament operation, General Kuol Dim, as an example to state government officials.

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Governor of Jonglei State, Kuol Mayang Juuk, showing his pistol to the public before handing it to Gen. Kuol Dim in Bor Freedom Square to mark the start of the disarmament campaign. March 12, 2012 (ST)

“If I can give my gun, who else wants to refuse giving his guns,” Governor Kuol said.

Code-named as “Operation Restore Peace in Jonglei” state, the exercise “will be voluntary but those who will try to resist or challenge the authority will be met with strong arm of the law,” Malak Ayuen, the head of South Sudan’s army information department, told reporters in Bor on Saturday.

Ayuen said that Lt. Gen. Kuol Deng Kuol will head the operation. He will be deputised by Maj. Gen. Peter Gadet, who rejoined the SPLA having formed a rebel group the South Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SSLM/A) in April 2011 vowing to overthrow the Juba government.

THE RETURN OF GADET

However, in August 2011 he abandoned his rebellion and rejoined the SPLA but failed to take the whole of the SSLM with him. In September he agreed that the soldiers still loyal to him would be moved from Mayom County in Unity state, where the group was based, to Mapul county of Lakes state in order to be integrated back into the SPLA.

The SSLM is mainly constituted of men from Gadet’s Nuer tribe and was accused by Juba of receiving backing from Khartoum in an effort to destabilise South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state. North Sudan denies backing South Sudanese rebels, including Gadet whose allegiances have changed many times since the SPLA - then a rebel group itself - began fighting Khartoum in 1983.

Since 2005 the SPLA has been the official army of South Sudan, and its political wing - the SPLM - the ruling party in Juba.

Despite voting for independence last year South Sudan is still trying to reconcile the tribal divisions that emerged during the civil war. Perhaps none more so in Jonglei, the scene of some of the worst fighting between southern groups during the civil war.

The amount of small arms in Jonglei is largely a consequence of the two-decade conflict, which ended in 2005. Many communities in South Sudan fear that disarming will leave them vulnerable to attack by other groups.

A similar disarmament process in 2006 turned violent in the Lou Nuer counties of Akobo, Uror and Nyirol and was stopped before continuing to Murle territory in Pibor county. The Lou Nuer said this forced them to rearm.

Aware of these concerns, the SPLA have been keen to emphasise the latest campaign will be neutral and occur across the state, which is roughly the same size as Bangladesh and has very poor infrastructure.

“We want to inform our people that the disarmament is not targeting any [particular] tribe or tribes,” Ayuen, the head of South Sudan’s army information department, said on Saturday.

“It [disarmament] is targeting those who are armed and .. they are using to arms for cattle raiding. We want it to be voluntary, peaceful but I am sure those who want to resist or challenge the authority will be met with strong arm of the law,” Malak added.

A long convoy of military vehicles and hardware marched through Bor, the capital of Jonglei state on Monday morning as authorities called on the public to gather at the New Jonglei State Stadium to receive President Salva Kiir.

Sudan Tribune witnessed 40 pick-up trucks with either mounted artillery or full of soldiers chanting military songs. Over 20 military tanks and 50 big trucks moved through Bor town ahead of the president’s arrival.

President Kiir’s return to Bor comes only 17 days after visited the state capital on February 25 when the Transitional Constitution was signed into law by Governor Kuol Manyang.

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  • 13 March 2012 07:35, by Bul Khoc

    Murle will suffer with unity state unarmed.

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    • 13 March 2012 08:12, by Aameen

      This ppl are savages, they will finshed themselves then we can took it over from nobody,

      There is no leaders left in South Sudan since Garang death, just Pagan but there is power strugle within the party so he won’t do anything,

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      • 13 March 2012 08:47, by viper

        Ameen, you are really dreaming! (finish and take what from nobody?) this is a very bad dream comrade, we want deaths to stop and you wish pple to finish? What a confused creature are you! There is no finish here if you are dreaming of finishing.

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    • 13 March 2012 08:13, by Mi diit

      Disarmament should not be proceeded with signs of deceptions. What sense does it make for Kuol Manyang as the governor to disarm himself by getting rid of one pistol or klashinkov while he has several others pistols and guns. Does it mean the civilians will also surrender some of their guns and leave the rest hidden. That should not have been the symbolic start of a real disarmament. It is fake.

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      • 13 March 2012 08:54, by Aameen

        Dinka, nuer, Murle, bal bal you savages people betrayal us so bad i wish you more death,
        You ppl used us to liberate your country,
        Dr John Garang was the God Given leader in Sudan,but since his death, the groups of opportunist hijacked the movement and betrayal us,
        God will help us,

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      • 13 March 2012 10:28, by The Republic of South Sudan

        My simple but important question is, if Governor Kuol is elected governor as he claimed to be why he is holding the gun and his people love him and elected him as their governor? He is holding the gun for who??????????????? His bodyguard the one who can hold the guns instead.

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      • 13 March 2012 10:41, by OTOOLITMODDO

        Kuol Manyang is really very stupid. Do you jonkoz people think we will believe your misleading fake drama. I know these two guns are not Kuol Manyang’s real guns, it is just a juuk joke. If Salva Kiir is sending his SPLA gangs to rape women, murder people, and loot cows as he has just declared. What are we waiting for? Any one who hands over his gun is a real fool. The freedom war should now start

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        • 13 March 2012 12:15, by Loko El Pollo

          BEERMAN: GO A HEAD WITH YOUR WAR,I WISH YOU LUCK.

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      • 13 March 2012 12:35, by Loko El Pollo

        DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY GUNS HE OWNED? LET US KNOW TOO OR GO TELL THE HEAD OF THE D EXERCISE.

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      • 13 March 2012 18:03, by LL Reuben

        Midiit (Gat-witch)
        I assumed Ngundeng revealed that to you in a dream that Koul’s deportments were deceptive. Aren’t you bitter because the Nuer and the insane will be disarmed which will bring an end to you and Riek illusion of Ngundeng false prophesies and promises of leadership. Prove me if I am wrong but I think you would rather see Nuer dying as justified course for Machar to the throne.

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      • 13 March 2012 19:10, by panom lualbil

        Disarmament is okay but failure to investigate and prosecute the case won’t culminate the practise. As they know of making profits from cattles and children, they would just buy few guns and head the roads to akobo. A bout 500 chicken were slaughter in akobo last week. Together with 200000 head of cattle lost too. But who care? Those dependants are cozying somewhere now.

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    • 13 March 2012 09:33, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      The disarmament was to start on 1st march 2012, who delayed it.

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      • 13 March 2012 12:38, by Loko El Pollo

        ASK JAMES HOTH, HE CAN EXPLAIN IT IN NUER AND ENGLISH TO YOU

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  • 13 March 2012 07:35, by Robot

    This disarmament is going to start and the people should cooperate, my big fear is if any given tribe is going to resist then thing will be worse.

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  • 13 March 2012 07:36, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    Good on you lord mayor of Juba. Did you cooperate with Dr. Nyagat to convince Lou-Nuer to lay down their weapons. Mind you that you will find resistance from nyagateen Nuer. Only nyagat can talk to Nyagat. Dr. Nyagat would have been the right person to contain Nuer because they are lawless. Mind you that Borians do not want civil war to break out in Bor-town since SPLA/M started there. Call Riek.

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    • 13 March 2012 08:18, by long vision

      Mr GOVENOR
      luo Nuer can not lay down their Guns becouse it is not first time 4 Luo Nuer to be desarment when the Gvt stort it desarment it was 2006 and storted from Luo Neur it was by farce, it felse to desarm Pibor and Bor town,pls MR Govenor,it ,s better to buy Guns from the hand of the ppl becoues they bought them with their asset. second you can not find Murli at home u,known they homelessss

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      • 13 March 2012 12:42, by Loko El Pollo

        BOR HAVE NO PROBLEM BEING DISARM FIRST AS LONG AS MURLE ARE GOING TO SUMMIT THEIR GUNS TO THE ARMY.

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      • 13 March 2012 15:34, by Gumbulla Junior

        short vision.

        You idiot of highest order.just go to school and perfect your English.stop posting shits on this web.your spelling is crab!leave alone mature dudes to comment!or joint your doomed disciples of false,cult prophet ngundeng.

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    • 13 March 2012 08:47, by Nimber

      No way for Lou- Nuer to hand thier guns peacefully because what Government did to lou-will let lou not to surrender their guns.
      otherwise, this will be the downfall of Kiir Administration, if not let SPLA return back cattle taken by murle.
      Other wise, we are ready to fight SPLA.

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      • 13 March 2012 12:50, by Loko El Pollo

        BRING THE COWS BACK QUICKILY AND SURRENDER THE GUNS.IT WILL BE SUCIDAL FOR LOU TO FIGHT THE GOV AGAIN LIKE IN 2006.YOU WILL KILL BUT EVENTUALLY LOST THE WAR TO SPLA.DO YOURSELF A SERVICE, INSTEAD OF UNNECESSARY LOSS OF PRECIOUS LIVES.

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  • 13 March 2012 07:42, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    Murle will hide in shrubs. They are cattle rustlers and thieves and children abductees. they might give some weapons and hide rest. In my own research, I learnt that One Murle can have 3 to 7 guns. this will make it hard to disarm Murle. I think thy will cooperate but not honest in giving up guns.

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  • 13 March 2012 07:44, by mayom maboung marek

    the world Love South Sudan, but tribal feud is tarnishing our land.

    mayom

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  • 13 March 2012 07:46, by omoni jr.

    Sound good but we need cooperation from all the tribes in jonglei,like what they said.

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  • 13 March 2012 07:46, by mohammed ali

    (If your food finishes,you ask the people in the village you are in to give you oxen or bulls as food)If you know it is about food,Mr.President why don’t you repatriate the stolen money from abroad to feed these poor,starving & marginalized human beings.You have been given a list of 13 thiefs, let them bring back to these pple their money, they need it and deserve it.Fighting will stop immediately

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    • 13 March 2012 07:52, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

      Mohammed Ali

      you are right brother. Mr. Kiir should bring over 50 millions he has in foreign banks. These money can feed those 15000 troops in jonglei.

      But keep you nose out of South Sudan Affairs. Do not smell their odour. Arabs steal from them and their leaders steal from their people.

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      • 13 March 2012 08:01, by Robot

        Abdalla and Mohamed,
        You are idiots whose intention is always being against any initiative carried on by our government, why don’t you comment on cases regarding the north, you are always contrary and it is not new that you people were assigned to do so on the internet.

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        • 13 March 2012 08:40, by mohammed ali

          Robot, you may be a son or a relative of one of the SPLA thiefs living in Australia receiving your regular share; but we support the initiative of repatriaing the stolen money which will feed all of jongoli state not only 15,000.Do you support this initiative? Also they should repatriate their families and children back home.Will you come?!

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          • 13 March 2012 10:34, by Chok Deng

            To Mohammed Ali;
            You are suffering from psychiatric illness which is needed to be treated by oil,and that thing will never ever happen.We Will not treat u until u die.

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      • 13 March 2012 09:19, by siddaw

        know. we can atleast sleep well. we were extremely traumatised by the hopeless situation in Jonglei.
        WAR!! WAR!! WAR!! WAR!! WAR!! this is not benefiting us. PEACE is our concern.

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      • 13 March 2012 12:18, by Chol

        Ali, we can’t imagine how hard it is for you to not have as much money as you use to before the oil shut down. I believe that drove you under the delusion that Sudan still a one country.

        South Sudan is now a different country, go and get a life! You can cry here as much as you want but you’re not going to gain anything of it.

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    • 13 March 2012 11:30, by OTOOLITMODDO

      M.Ali
      I know Sudan will reunite if the SPLA don’t give the power to others, and it is obvious they are here stay. But they will not stay longer. If the regime in khartoum were wise enough, they should abandon dictatorship and apply freedom and democracy for all. Arabs or non-arabs, Muslims or non-muslims alike. Oppression will always lead to freedom wars and great countries are then divided into

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      • 13 March 2012 11:36, by OTOOLITMODDO

        divided into weaker and smaller ones. This shouldn’t have happen to us in ’ard almalyon mel murabba’ Kiir is now giving OK to his gangs to rape women and loot cows. That will lead to mass murder, then the North could now find a way of getting the South back in the name of humanitarian intervention to save the people of South Sudan from Kiir regime. What he is now doing makes fugitive Beshir to be

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        • 13 March 2012 11:48, by OTOOLITMODDO

          An angel compared to bloody Kiir. He is alway drunk. Imagine a drunk president, even his wife is a drunkard too. So you can see a drunk family, supported by corrupt gangs leading South Sudan to a failed state status. I am not saying arab oppression is good, but the so-called freedom fighters SPLA are now actually mass-murdering people, raping and looting the civilians. This will lead to another w

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          • 13 March 2012 11:55, by OTOOLITMODDO

            war. I myself will participate in it politically and militarily. In fact, I am now looking for ways to contact the concerned guys over there in Khartoum to see how we can achieve our common goal of expelling the Juba gangs. Then we may finally re-unnite all the Sudan again in our life time. aniikdinkabor@yahoo.com

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            • 13 March 2012 12:59, by Loko El Pollo

              TAKE YOUR USELESS PEOPLE TO KHARTOUM AND LEAVE THE LAND TO SOUTHERNERS.WE ARE TIRED OF MURLE PARASITISM.SOUTH WILL BE BETTER OFF WITH OUT YOU GUYS.WHY YOU DON’T WORK FOR YOUR LIVING LIKE OTHERS,KILLING PEOPLE FOR THEIR PROPERTIES IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.

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              • 13 March 2012 13:44, by OTOOLITMODDO

                WHO TOOK SOUTHERNERS TO KHARTOUM DURING ’KHARTOUM LILSALAAM’ WAS NOT YOU JONKOZ NUER AND DINKA? Riek Machar and John Garang. DON’T DAY-DREAM BRO

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            • 14 March 2012 05:44, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

              Otoolitmoddo

              I think this guy is crazy. Why he want to add trouble to sudan regime again. Southerners shed their blood to gain their freedom and the North saw their struggle and gave them independent.

              Hey Mr. mad man, Do not bring your theft and child abduction to Khartoum. We want to live with our children peacefully. Murle are known for cattle theft and child abduction. No room for you.

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  • 13 March 2012 08:04, by viper

    That saying of taking bulls from the local populations is very shameful president. South Sudan is now an independent country and can take care of its staffs on mission like the current SPLA in Jonglei. A country has to take care of its soldiers, not to tell them to beg the local population

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    • 13 March 2012 08:16, by wang

      Hey viper, SPLA will never change their attitudes and behaviors. They been doing that for years, taking foods, cattle and goats off from civilians even they have their own enough foods to eat. That was their cultures were brought them up by Garang and Nyoun Bany.

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      • 13 March 2012 09:18, by Gatwiituor

        What a Nation?
        if your food finished,you ask for food from the citizen of the area,that prove the failure of mr cowboy in his leadership,even during the war Dr john garang didnot said to the arms directly like that,what anation?its very shame full to the uneducated man like mr cowboy to lead the nation,what antion ?its true if you growth up in poor family you will not bring any change to the pple

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    • 13 March 2012 08:46, by Aameen

      Dinka, nuer, Murle, bal bal you savages people betrayal us so bad i wish you more death,
      You ppl used us to liberate your country,
      Dr John Garang was the God Given leader in Sudan,but since his death, the groups of opportunist hijacked the movement and betrayal us,
      God will help us,

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      • 13 March 2012 08:55, by viper

        Aameen, who are you by the way? What are you talking about? Are you mad? How can you wish pple more death if there is nothing wrong with your think? Where were you used to liberate? Are you a S. Sudanese ? Pliz answer me so that I can talk to you directly

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        • 13 March 2012 09:47, by Aameen

          Viper do not trust people. They are capable of greatness. why do you care about my organ, just worry about your savages ppl who are full of confusion and power greedy,

          I am not those pp of Dunka Dominated spla/m to wast my time talking to a fool like you who will never admit their failure and just resort into tribal conflice, since garang death, you left with lawless ppl,

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        • 13 March 2012 12:32, by Loko El Pollo

          HE IS AN ANGRY NUBIAN WHO IS NOT HAPPY WITH THE DIVISION OF THE COUNTRY.VIPIR ANSWER HIM.

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          • 13 March 2012 14:25, by viper

            LOKO EL POLO, Thank you very much for revealing the background of this confused boy. If that is you Aameen, then you are just a confused, Islamized Nuba, a follower of former SPLA cdr Telephone Kuku. He is not with that blessed team of A Aziz Al Hilu. go n get 4 urself an AKM from cdr Al Hilu Aaameen to fight ktm

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    • 13 March 2012 08:56, by Nimber

      Viper
      I think what Kiir told his soldiers will not be just a begging from civilians, for his foolishines he order the soldiers to took oxen or bull from ciivilian whenever they refuse to hand their guns. If it is because of hunger, why not taking money from Bank for Disarmament???????
      I think Kiir use south Sudan Money for his own benefits.
      It will be his Administration downfall

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    • 13 March 2012 12:05, by OTOOLITMODDO

      In the language of the current crimimal gangs regime in Juba, led by gang leader Salva Kiir Mayardit, when he says the army should ask for bulls, he is actually telling in their criminal language to rape women and loot cows. That was exactly what happened in Pibor last year when they forcefully disarmed Murle only and left them vulnerable to Nuer

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    • 13 March 2012 12:26, by Loko El Pollo

      VIPIR: YOU MADE A GOOD POINT,GOV SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT HIGH ENERGY FOOD LIKE LENTILS,GROUND FLOUR AND OILS.THE SOILDIERS CAN CARRY THEIR RATIONS OR TRANSPORTED FOR THEM.IF CHIEFS GIVE THEM BULLS,THAT WILL BE APPRICIATED TOO.MOST OF THEM LOOK BONNY AND SKINNY.A SIGN OF BEING UNDERFED.THANK YOU VIPIR,I WILL NOT CALL YOU VAPOUR ANY MORE.

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  • 13 March 2012 08:16, by siddaw

    yes. we gallantly support that decision taken by the government to disarm jonglei civilians. we need peace and stable country, South Sudan.

    please let it be a peaceful disarmament.
    we will appreciate the role played by any individual person and the entire government to disarm our people.

    everyone has a right to live.

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    • 13 March 2012 08:43, by Ross

      My dearest
      I think disarmament alone will take us nowhere, i suggest that government should open jobs opportunities to those youth in rural areas so that they forget about looking for wealth by using weapons.

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      • 13 March 2012 13:10, by Loko El Pollo

        ROSS:THIS MURLE ARE NOT POOR,ALL THEY NEED ARE FREE COWS WHICH THEY CAN SELL IN AN AUCTION WITH OUT BEING QUESTION BY FAMILY MEMBERS.THEY WANT TO LIVE LIVES OF LUXURIES WERE THEY BUILD SHOPS IN TOWNS AND OWN EXPENSIVE CARS WITH NO EDUCATION.JUST EASY RICHES WITH OUT PAINS.

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    • 13 March 2012 08:51, by long vision

      pls all commend plus GVT stop taking about disarment disarment u, con not manange to disarm Murli EXectlly becouse u, con not find Murli at home if u, find them ,but they can not handover, but they may hand some not all.

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  • 13 March 2012 08:24, by Dinkawarrior

    Whoever live with Arabs had been arabized and will do what Arab does! They’re all thieves and they’re all murderers. I wish Dr. Traitor Riek was there in ceremony to say something about his messed, he was the cause as he himself a symbol of death in South Sudan. The so called White Armies of both Nuer and Beermurle were armed to fight against Southerners instead of Arabs! (Amy War is continuing)

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  • 13 March 2012 08:31, by Dinkawarrior

    Thanks you Mr. President with your teams, we all support this idea! We wish you all for peaceful disbarment, thanks you again and good luck!

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    • 13 March 2012 08:45, by Kurnyel

      Kiir should watchout about Nuer thugs in disarmanment process

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  • 13 March 2012 08:32, by wang

    Kiir should get his ass to DeJok, Akobo and talking about disarmaments later on.

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    • 13 March 2012 15:52, by Gumbulla Junior

      Wang

      Instead traitor Riak should get his butt to dengjok like wat he did in Pibor last December.After all lou nuers and dinka bor are not gods,and true murle do not give damn about mere cowards jonkoz.murle do not manufacture firearms so that they can hide some n handover the rest.but guns are in the hands of jonkoz all this time and u cowards talk shit.who doesn’t know wat is going round.

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      • 13 March 2012 16:01, by Gumbulla Junior

        ....the closest source told me that all dinka bor cattle herders have crossed to the western bank of river nile.e.g to mundari land,acholi land (Nimule) and some have collected their firearms in government stores at Bor police station as a way of trick.so that afterward they will collect them..Kuol manyang tricks are naked even a kid of 2 years can realize it.dammit Jonkoz

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        • 14 March 2012 01:30, by Loko El Pollo

          IN BOR IF YOU KILL A PERSON OR MURDER SOMEONE IS AN OMAN THAT STAY WITH YOU UNTIL YOU DIE.WE KILL ONLY IN THE BATTLE,OUR GUNS ARE ONLY FOR PROTECTING OUR PROPERTIES.BOR ARE EXTREMELY SPIRITUAL.A MURDERER IS CONSIDERED A REJECT IN OUR SOCIAL NORMS.NOBODY WILL ASSOCIATE WITH HIM OR GIVE HIM HIS DAUGHTER TO MARRY.

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  • 13 March 2012 08:36, by Thiang Geka

    Disarment should be transfarent,comphrensive,peaceful and not forceful otherwise what had happened to Lou Nuer in 2006 will again repeat itself something which may reffered everything to the Hague for inquary.

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  • 13 March 2012 09:10, by Wiyual

    The initiative sounds good if it will be comprehensive disarmament. But, we can disarm Murle and make sure that they will get back their weapons within few days. Unknown Helicopters have been detected taking off and on in Murle territory. But our Military is just focusing in a short term solution while the main enemy (NCP) is supplying guns to Murle now and then while they could not even to detect

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  • 13 March 2012 09:16, by siddaw

    by the way. what brought these greedy Jalabas on this site? they should keep their mouth away from our affairs.

    @Muhamed. does the entire South Sudan have such names? be warn, otherwise, ohh!!!!! let me not open my bag of bad words. just refrain from our affairs.

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  • 13 March 2012 10:15, by The Republic of South Sudan

    There are certain actions that Mr. president Kiir and the so call Chief of Staff have accomplish before carrying out un organize disarmament.

    1. Build the trust among community. South Sudan population as
    whole do not trust SPLA as national Army that can protect them

    2. SPLA senior officials take the gun in the hand of community and give guns again to their relatives

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  • 13 March 2012 10:46, by Chok Deng

    I do support disarmament programe on one condition, that people of Jonglei(starting from gov’t top officials to the least person in the village) to cooperate with gov’t on this issue.Because the root cause is from Juba and Jonglei.There are people behind this killing.

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    • 13 March 2012 11:59, by Lok T Simon

      Hi Southerners,
      That disarment is really good for stopping daily death of innocent people in Jonglei state. however, goerment had to consider both rules and persuaasions, because those guns have been paid by the owners at time. Gov must pay back their values as persuasive and layout on the other hand rules by syaing that anyone not handling guns while gov paying would be accountable for the worst

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    • 13 March 2012 12:33, by Lok T Simon

      This disarment is broadly important because it can stop ranpant killing. Gov would layout the following rules:
      1-No movement of animals from where they kept to different area without letter fro that local chief.
      2-anybody to be found with gun after disarment, both local chief and that person own it would be accountable.
      3-Animal brought fro somewhere else must come with a letter.

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    • 13 March 2012 13:21, by Loko El Pollo

      DISARMAMENT IS NOT THE SOLUTION,WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT IT IS,THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES AND WOUNDED WILL SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASE IN ANY ENCOUNTER AFTER THE GUNS ARE GONE.

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  • 13 March 2012 12:51, by OTOOLITMODDO

    Mr Kim Nuer,

    Wake up and tell us your opinion today or you are still busy with your letter to Kiir bloody drunkard?

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  • 13 March 2012 16:19, by Kim Deng

    Murle,

    The so called "disarmament" is not bad, but the Mighty Nuer Warriors (Jech-in-Bor/White Army) and coward, dirty-tiny Murle should have giving at least one month first to settle this dirty game.

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    • 13 March 2012 17:02, by OTOOLITMODDO

      Mr Kim,

      Last month you said there was an attack by Nuer Militias, now where they?

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      • 13 March 2012 19:53, by Ruach

        All cattle stolen from our women when our Youths were deceived for a meeting with SPLA officers will be brought back before reaching Pibor village.They couldn’t resist us if we were in our cattle,but they were lucky because they did not get us there.A real fight will be fought and the real men will be defined in that fight!Jebeni/Jabaarin are cowards.Death to Ismail Konyi and Joshua Konyi!

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      • 13 March 2012 20:04, by Ruach

        No women will cry,be killed because we are going to fight against coward Jebeni/Jabaarin/Murle in their jungle with no women,children and old people.We must give them big lessons in that fight that they will never forget untill the end of the world.For any dog who pin-point his one finger laughing me at the death of my women and children must face the rest of his four fingers!Death to stupid Imail n his witch craft men from stupid Bari

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  • 13 March 2012 17:04, by Kim Deng

    Nuer Warriors,

    The only way to stop Murle unrest is to evict them from their land and occupy it permanently at least for six months. You have done it to Anyuak and Burun in those years, then why not this tiny Murle?

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  • 13 March 2012 17:33, by Kim Deng

    Murle,

    The Mighty Nuer Warriors did not only danced in Murleland-Pibor HQ when they launched "Operation Typhoon," in December-January, but also brought back with them countless cattle and captives.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?=F9IwPBeI-XK8feature

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  • 13 March 2012 22:24, by Monyjang

    Even if you disarm all civilain,still nothing good wherever greedy and big mouth dinka bor are.i hate fucken dinka bor.they are cause of this and the don,t know how to fight. dinka bor has been known as refugee.you want to refugee in country? how stupid you are.

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