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Yauyau forewarned of Jonglei attack and making advances claim rebels


August 27,2012 (BOR) – A member of David Yauyau’s militia which took part in an attack on Jonglei on 22 August said on Monday that the group called upon civilians to evacuate the area prior to the attack.

John Rew told Sudan Tribune, “we called on our civilians to cooperate with us and peacefully leave their villages and towns.” He also claimed “our forces are advancing toward Pibor. It is just a matter of hours and you will hear new developments.”

Speaking to Sudan Tribune from Pibor, the commissioner of Pibor county, Joshua Konyi Irer said South Sudan army (SPLA) troops clashed with the militia on 22 August and that the number of casualties “is not yet confirmed.”

Jonglei State Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk and SPLA spokesperson Philip Aguer said rebels have killed at least 24 soldiers, and that 17 are missing.

Rew claimed the rebels have “captured three trucks carrying supplies and two pickup vehicles full with ammunitions.”

Pibor County Commissioner, Joshua Konyi, told Sudan Tribune on Monday that the rebels had been repulsed.

Manyang said he suspected the civilians were from the ethnic Murle ethnic group from Pibor. He also claimed that recently Yauyau has been on a recruitment drive in the area.

Yauyau took up arms against the authorities following the 2010 general elections in which he lost the seat of the commissioner to the incumbent commissioner, Joshua Konyi. In 2011 he then signed a peace deal but again took up arms against the government in April 2012.

Yauyau is a member of the Murle ethnic group. There has been scant information from the Murle Diaspora and the Murle in South Sudan on their perspective of the conflict in Jonglei state, unlike the vocal Luo-Nuer who claim that the Murle have been driven to abducting their children as they are suffering from an infertility endemic; a view shared by the country’s president, Salva Kiir.

According to the UN Environmental Program the Murle were in Ethiopia until the 19th century. Some remained their until the 1990s while others were driven west by local Nilotes. They established an homeland in Pibor county, Jonglei state in the 1930s, since which, environmental pressures have impinged upon their pastoralist lifestyle.

Little evidence can be found to support the infertility claim. However, the motivation to rationalise the denigration of one of South Sudan’s pariah ethnic groups, in order to legitimise the attribution of blame, is self-evident.

Governor Manyang dismissed suggestions that the rebels had attacked in revenge for alleged abuses in Pibor by SPLA troops, which has been carrying out disarmament in Jonglei following ethnic violence; as reported by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

"It is not revenge, it is a rebellion," said Manyang.

Hilde F. Johnson, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan on Monday strongly condemned the attack, calling upon those involved to continue with the Jonglei peace process. She also acknowledged that UNMISS had provided support to the SPLA by evacuating its wounded after the conflict.

"The majority of the victims are women, and in some cases children," UNMISS said in a statement, calling for "immediate action to safeguard recent gains in the peace process".

Over 600 people were massacred in Pibor after an 8,000-strong militia force went on the rampage in late December, according to UNMISS, although local officials reported the figure to have been even higher.

Human Rights Watch on Thursday said it had reports of "soldiers shooting at civilians, and ill-treating them by beatings, tying them up with rope, and submerging their heads in water to extract information about the location of weapons".

Manyang said that stories of "atrocities" in Pibor were overblown.


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  • 28 August 2012 06:58, by Gäär

    Sudan Tribune,
    stop negative reporting. This is nothing more than promoting this Murle illitrate’s militiasm. why dont you get proper source first rather than paraphrasing white lies. you’re a shame to South sudanese. FYI, these murle men will not advance anywere. we will crash them all. just wait.

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    • 28 August 2012 07:03, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Good words, Gaar,
      There is no way those illiterate militias do anythings than arm bush and run, thank you,

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      • 28 August 2012 07:22, by Mi diit

        The SPLA should beep up its intelligence activities to scan these David Yau Yau militias in the forests day and night. The Murle are very good at sneaking into various locations without being noticed. I don’t underestimate that they can surprisingly appear any where else any time. Be on high alert!

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        • 28 August 2012 09:07, by Robot

          My advice to the Murle leaders is that they should inform their youth not to engage in this senseless attacks like they turned down Yau Yau request of recruiting the youth.. we should look ahead and churn this biased war on innocent people of South Sudan, let accept to be South Sudanese.

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          • 28 August 2012 10:11, by WiseMonyBeer

            When the jönköz SPLA murder, rape, loot and abduct Murle civilians it is sensible! But when the civilians take revenge and kill those jönköz criminals, you call it senseless?
            Wisemonybeer !

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            • 28 August 2012 10:24, by Robot

              Well, would the Murle fight the National Army??, I bet you didn’t get my point.

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              • 28 August 2012 11:27, by WiseMonyBeer

                Therer no such thing you call National Army in South Sudan. There is only a bunch of gang rapists and jönköz armed thugs.
                Wisemonybeer !

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            • 28 August 2012 11:26, by Lango2010

              you are doom with your yauyau from ajaba, the jonkoz are not the one in Gumuru where yauyau lost elction last year, i have you know what happen in 1987/8 becuase of your indiscipline act against SPLA. but this time we don’t want harm innocent Ajaba. we need yauyau & his rebel, no more mercy to them, no AMNESTY AGAIN.

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            • 29 August 2012 02:14, by Murle agent

              To my brother wise murlen.
              These corrupt hyenas call jonkuz, are indeed cowards. How could they want us to be honest with them? While they committed horrible crimes against us by raping our women and killing our youths randomly.

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              • 29 August 2012 19:08, by Dhong Bang Aweil

                Dear Murle Agent,
                You are very asbsent minded preson indeed, What do you mean
                s by your fackan women being raped and youth being killed. Rape & killed by who? You are the very people who kill yourselves whom do you want to blame for that? Shame on you.
                You also siad the worse is still. Where will you go with your fackant supoters after killing your absent minded Yau Yau? You better to keep quite.

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      • 29 August 2012 17:41, by Ruach

        There is no way to praise some while your comments are always on tribal lines

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  • 28 August 2012 07:02, by Jalaby

    I really feel sympathy with Yau Yau fighters because they are fighting for a real cause, fighting against so ugly tribal regime, ugly corrupted regime, ugly injustice regime, they’re fighting for real freedom and democracy!
    I think it’s time for the brave people of Mr. George Athor’s fighters from Dinka Bor to put their hands on Yau Yau hands and sweep out the evil from Juba!

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    • 28 August 2012 08:24, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Dear Jalaba
      Please stop inciting the community, David is the meres civilian who was only train as CHW in Unity state in 2005, he has no scale to fight the government troop as the result he will not succeed in rebellion, he will only justice like other rebels.
      David Yauyau is like Joseph Konyi who only killed his own community( read the report most of the victims are civilian)

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      • 28 August 2012 08:31, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

        Dear Jalaba
        Please stop talking ill about South Sudan, concentrate on your own issues in Sudan, Nuban, Funj, Udok and Darfur will soon conquer the North Sudan and the whole Sudan will be free of arabs.

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    • 28 August 2012 08:38, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Dear Jalaba
      Please stop inciting the community, David is the meres civilian who was only train as CHW in Unity state in 2005, he has no scale to fight the government troop as the result he will not succeed in rebellion, he will only face justice like other rebels.
      David Yauyau is like Joseph Konyi who only killed his own community( read the report most of the victims are civilian)

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    • 28 August 2012 09:15, by Chol A.

      Jalaby, you sound like striker to Juba, by supporting Yau Yau absence minded ideas. plaese mind your business and wait for Durfar and SPLA.N rebel you soon be friendly to Juba you ever hate whether you like or not. If I am wrong, why are you always cry for security first?

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    • 28 August 2012 11:42, by Lango2010

      - if i may ask you, is there any objective of Sudan behind yauyau? why should you be suspicious about his attack on SPLA that the SPLA/N will revenge on you. you are betraying your government now that you are behind all instability in South Sudan.
      - this homeguard Yauyau will die shameful like Athor soon, Athor was a mighty man. all those turn agains us die like summer dogs.

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    • 28 August 2012 13:52, by Rommel

      You really are an ignorant clown. The late George Athor was a Padang (Ngok) Dinka from Canal county in the north of Jonglei State. He was not from the Dinka Bor section - in the extreme south of the state.

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  • 28 August 2012 07:18, by philipdit wol

    Again Yau Yau after George Athor what happen? Kiir should have been looking into that concerned.

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  • 28 August 2012 07:23, by WiseMonyBeer

    Bravo ! Bravo !
    All jönközznyää must leave ourland, Murleland
    Wisemonybeer !

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    • 28 August 2012 10:24, by Dinkawarrior

      I never heard wise-toilet except smelly in everyone’s noses. Yauyau will be slaughtered like those who died while they were against our wills! Markdowns this piece of words.

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      • 28 August 2012 22:17, by Whortti Bor Manza

        Unpresidented and reckless statements will never save the SPLA from complete abyss and anhilation at the hands of a tribal militiamen led by YauYau as long as the SPLA is tribally based too.Why should the SPLA ask the UNMISS to evacuate its wounded when the few hilicopters bought is used to ferry concubines and prostitutes. Soon the reality will become apparent. Lies are short lived.

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    • 28 August 2012 21:01, by Ruach

      Puok Nyang Tutjiek.CHW is a PHD in Murle land and that is the only person to reach that level.I don’t know why the guy doesn’t wanna treat them with their infertility problem than considering useless rebelion against his own people.Death to him and Gay Jallaby

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  • 28 August 2012 07:30, by SPLA,corrup

    This is the culture of this jonglei gays always hetreat and war on their own people.

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    • 28 August 2012 08:25, by Nibs

      ST is the most bias and propaganda-drived site known to mankind.Everything the report is sheer ignorance,i would like to see every article varing author’s name. ST totally disregard journalistic ethic,maybe bcoz you base in Franch.who is this individual you are qouting?how reliable is this irresponsible behavour of yours?ST make up stories to portray s.sudan as fail state.

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      • 28 August 2012 08:49, by Land-of-Cush

        Is south Sudan still a confused country in the world? I don’t understand why South Sudan Army and South Sudan ruling party are still using the name Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) that was used during straggle or before independent?

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        • 28 August 2012 08:49, by Land-of-Cush

          The killing of 24 Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) by Yauyau group is showing the weaknesses of our army in which they look so strange against civilians; not even able to associate themselves with civilians that would make them alert of anything might likely happen in the area.

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        • 28 August 2012 09:14, by Jugo Bell

          Since we achieved our independence, Jonglei state did not attained a peace at all. These people are creating pandemonium to our New Country Republic of South Sudan. Why all of these happening ? South Sudan is soon going to divided into three Countries without any doubt so that each part ( Nation) will be able to governance themselves.

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      • 28 August 2012 08:59, by Joseph Canada

        calling Murle illiterate and giving bad names is the best example of how tribalism is the factor in this one tribe-led government. You think the wording like this will help solve the problem? no, it will only promote enough hate that the big mouth talkers here lose the ground. Good luck.

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  • 28 August 2012 08:55, by Jalaby

    My message to SAF
    I listened yesterday to Mr. Barnaba,the machine of lie, the south information minister who accused Khartoum of standing behind Yau Yau latest attack in Jonglei, I have no single doubt that SPLA vision-less will revenge,they will ask their agent SPLA-N gangster to attack and terrorize civilians,SAF should be prepared and stay vigilant!

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    • 28 August 2012 09:36, by WiseMonyBeer

      Mr Jalaby
      I am looking for SAF contacts. If any of you know any, I want it forwarded to me. As the Americans say, there is no permanent enemy either. Now there are sobjectives we may share with SAF. My email is
      I am particularly targetting the security guys over there in Alkhurtum, let them contact me urgent

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      • 28 August 2012 10:32, by Dinkawarrior

        Mr. Toilet or Beer? Go ahead and do what you like but time is running out for you. We will get you one by one!

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    • 28 August 2012 09:53, by markuonliel

      what up with these rebel, they just need to live life of rebelling the whole time. i wish they were near any wise people to advice them on good social living

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      • 28 August 2012 16:13, by Northern Sudanese

        80% inflation, 98% economy fucked, 83% in poverty, unable to feed halve the people, diseases killing thousands , lack of schools roads,hospitals ,food,clean water,teachers, doctors . rocket prices high in the sky,people feeling the pain. thats whats up with the rebels,they want the thieves who stole $4 bilion down,unlike asylum seekers posting nonsense over here Supporting SPLA shit!

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  • 28 August 2012 16:17, by Northern Sudanese

    wooow, Pibor is so close to juba, lol da dark assed cowboy has probably pissed in his underwear and is packing up for the first flight to australia lol , go go yau yau, teach these dark insects a good lesson !!!

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  • 28 August 2012 18:14, by panom lualbil

    It’s becos DAVID YAUYAU is murle, but his fighters are all naaths. MURLES were never been used by KHARTOUM against SPLA politically since then. They are just cattlerustlers within s sudan here. Death to nyagates all!!

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    • 28 August 2012 19:45, by Northern Sudanese

      panom lualbil
      listen we don’t care where they are from or their tribe, they are rebels wanting the thieves down for stealing $4 bilion while the country is dead and couldn’t feed more than halve its people.

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      • 28 August 2012 21:14, by Ruach

        North Dirty ass/Gay!!Why do you care about our money?We gave you 12billions free of charge and you are still opening your dirty ass to support useless Murle/Jebe/Jabaarin rebels.Take your dirty ass to Saudi Arabia rite now!!

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        • 28 August 2012 21:40, by Ajok Garang

          Yau Yau is going to die like other rebel’s leader in South Sudan no matter how much he attacks the south sudanese communities,his babaric act must end in cool blood,if the murle are still blind about their future,then they need to join the NCP and leave south sudan alone.Yau Yau is an idiot.

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    • 29 August 2012 08:34, by Ruach

      Panom lualbil.Death to you!You are son of slave mother from Arab.You are NCP agent.Death to you and Yauyou

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      • 29 August 2012 21:41, by panom lualbil

        Dear readers!!!
        Every time I heard ppl killed by rebels, I feel irritated and challege them accordingly. But becos of my attitude toward rebels, I become the victim by certain thugs of this web. So what can I do for thugs of this web????

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  • 29 August 2012 13:46, by sudani ana

    Without meddling too much into South Sudan affairs, I do empathise with the Mighty Murle tribe. They are marginalised and called child abductors by president Kiir who also called them infertile. It is sad when your own illiterate president call you names.

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  • 29 August 2012 22:05, by panom lualbil

    Anyway, I dont have to worry about what you ’RUACH’ called me since I know you from naath who still in the bushes for rebelions. You must be a stupid to call me slave when your naath are still consuming leftover foods at kusha by arabs. Shame!! I am an honorable member of spla. Who are you??

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  • 18 June 2013 08:53, by johncartaz

    According to the UN Environmental Program the Murle were in Ethiopia until the 19th century. Some remained their until the 1990s while others were driven west by local Nilotes.Joey Atlas Cellulite

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  • 18 June 2013 08:56, by johncartaz

    According to the UN Environmental Program the Murle were in Ethiopia until the 19th century. Some remained their until the 1990s while others were driven west by local Nilotes.Joey Atlas Cellulite

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