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Jonglei peace undermined by Yauyau’s rebellion - UN

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September 24,2012 (BOR) - United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General to South Sudan, Hilde Johnson, visited Jonglei State on Monday to see the attempts made by the state government to reduce the violence and to increase stability.

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UN SRSG, Hilde Johnson (L) and Jonglei Governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, in Bor September, 24, 2012 (ST)

After her meeting with the state government officials, Johnson said the peace and harmony in the state was being undermined by David Yau Yau’s rebel forces in Pibor county, especially in Lekuangole and surrounding areas.

"We are worried this current peace can be undermined by the current volatile situation in Lekuangole", she said.

UN is watching the situation closely and preparations are underway for the UN to deploy extra forces into potential trouble spots, side according to Johnson. Some UN troops are now in Lekuangole to offer protection to the civilians.

However, the head of the UN mission added that "UNMISS has no mandate to engaged with David Yau Yau’s forces". Johnson described the situation as "too dangerous and too uncertain" in Lekuangole Payam, making it difficult for the UN Mission in South Sudan to provide in humanitarian assistance in the area.

The state governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk said the rebel attacked and looted the Gumuruk market on Sunday, September 23 after a fight between them and small unit of South Sudan’s army (SPLA) in the area. Gumuruk is one of the Pibor Payams bordering Bor County.

According to Manyang, two rebels were killed in the fight, without giving further details.

The Governor alleged that planes, suspected to be from Sudan, landed with logistical support for the rebels on September 22. Juba claims that the rebellion is backed by Khartoum, an allegation denied by the Sudanese government.

The are fears that the militia may cause more problems in other counties if it is not controlled by the South Sudan army.

DISARMAMENT

In December 2011 around 6,000-8,000 armed youth primarily from the Luo Nuer ethnic group were mobilized militarily to launched a series of systematic attacks on the Murle tribe of Pibor County over a 12 day period crossing into January 2012.

Over 1,000 people were killed in violence between the groups in 2011 and nearly 900 more in the New Year attacks, which began on 27 December and ended - after a series of reprisal attacks from Murle armed groups - around 4 February.

Abductions of women and children, the destruction of homes and the displacement of thousands of civilians are common dynamics of the conflict a report, compiled by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) found in June 2012.

Over 140,000 people as they were forced to flee their homes and/or need humanitarian assistance. The unrest led to South Sudan President Salva Kiir ordering a state-wide disarmament process deploying around 15,000 soldiers and police to the area.

Later in 2012 the six tribes of the state signed an agreement in the Jonglei capital Bor in an attempt to end the cycle of ethnic violence in the area. However, some groups including those loyal to David Yau Yau have avoided the campaign.

(ST)

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  • 25 September 2012 06:41, by Dinkawarrior

    Hilde Johnson should be careful on those issues, UN forces are there for consumption only rather than innocent people. They have been complaining that the SPLA is killing civilians while they’re there for nothing. Why don’t you give them mandate to do what need to be done? If not then give SPLA chance to complete their mission.

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    • 25 September 2012 07:20, by Dinkawarrior

      Correction
      Rather than helping innocent people!

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  • 25 September 2012 06:45, by katnyokarieu

    yei mrs johnson don,t ur office be blind fool by this semi-literate idiot with red as he is a bewitch ,of course have not mandate ot confront David Yau Yau, force.he had right to liberate his marginalis small ethinic community in south.sudan,jonglei will not experince peace.it is a state rule by a bush minded idiot, don,t u see how he is murdering innocent ,well educated who re comming back with the development of the westen world like mayuol kuch.

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    • 25 September 2012 06:55, by katnyokarieu

      kuol is alway killing the innocent citizens of jonglei as well as south sudan, see Joseph Oduha killed in Panyagor it was kuol, william nyoun ,keriobino,Arok Thon Arok, Dominic Diem,George Athor and David Yau Yau all left the movement because of disagreement with.Bor is acuse community,Ngundeng them to loose thier teeth,again the about mention people will cuse them to be a truoble state of no peace until the end of the world.

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    • 25 September 2012 07:39, by Dinkawarrior

      Katnyokarieu!
      Ye yic atiok e ya amok, you’re the cause of problems in Jonglei not Kuol Manyang. There will be no peace PiBor area ’till we buried those crimals specially Ismail Konyi, Yauyau, and the rests.

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      • 25 September 2012 09:49, by Murle agent

        To dinka women
        You are fucking idiots mother fucker, don’t even think about killing Ismail Konyi or Yau Yau...if you dinka vampires thinks of doing that, it will be your end date....

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  • 25 September 2012 07:58, by Lat Dak Nyaroah

    The Governor of Jonglei State-Kuol Manyang Juuk has completely fail and defeated to bring stability in his State. Kuol might be having upper hand in the persisted volatile situation of Jonglei. The federal government MUST think twice on this situation, otherwise, life will continue becoming hard and harder than one would anticipate. Yau yau should not be a caused of instability in Jonglei.

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  • 25 September 2012 08:10, by Lat Dak Nyaroah

    Yauyau is just like an insect. People who don’t practice best personal hygiene always contract diseases. Kuol is very brave man but becoz he is born from a coward community he fears to face the rebel groups. Kuol said once in 1980s that if he is called Kuol Gatluak or Gatkuoth he would have been too dangerous-this means no trust to his community.

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    • 25 September 2012 21:18, by panom lualbil

      LAD DAK NYAROACH?
      The Late President Dr GARANG was from Dinka Bor, so how come you called them ’COWARDS’ since you’re stooges and enslaved agents of Jallabs??? You dont make senses that is it!

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  • 25 September 2012 08:32, by WiseMonyBeer

    UN and its prostitute Hilde Johnston are useless ingredients in Jonglei and Pibor. She is just a whore. Why are you sending us prostitute ’ya mr ban kii’ of UN. Johnston is a criminal whore, just shoot her dead.

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    • 25 September 2012 08:49, by sudani ana

      The same as peace in SK , BN and Darfur is being undermined by SPLA north and Darfur rebels. Such hypocrisy.

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  • 25 September 2012 09:01, by Madina Tonj

    Here is my suggestion Ideas.
    1 No need the ongoing peace process between Khartoum regime and Juba when you see David Yau Yau had been backing fully supplies by same regime.
    2. South Sudan must starting now arming SPLA North because this Khartoum regime are making escapegoat while, they are real arming South Sudan’s rebels.
    3. Get Panthou back to Unity State by and kick SAF out in River Malua

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  • 25 September 2012 09:28, by mohammed ali

    Funny UN! Supporting rebells in SK,BN and blaming YAU Yau for fighting " undemocratic goverment of thieves who are not applying the rule of law"

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  • 25 September 2012 13:32, by Gabriel KK

    So what is UNMISS doing in South Sudan???? they must leave the country because they are not protecting or preventing anything. Shame on them.

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  • 25 September 2012 16:18, by NO PEACE

    Jonglei state citizen are killed since upto now by kuol manyang and UN i don,t think UN will do some thing about the citizent of jonglei state but God is great than human being.

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  • 25 September 2012 16:21, by NO PEACE

    what a big confusion from the government of dinkas, kuol manyang is governor and kuol Dim kuol is commander of disarment in jonglei state suppose one of those people shuold be from murl tribe to disarm their idiot people in t

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    • 25 September 2012 16:42, by Luethee Ngong Anyoun

      This is how the whites now fears South-S. people becuase of big heart and somebody wants to be haerd,most respected in doing that, the need to kiil innocent children and women to get that kind of cretibilty . iam sorry indeed with Yauyau and so forth , ithink this time there is no mercy like what we did to those who joined Athor,you are digging your own grave and those who follow you will cry.

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  • 26 September 2012 09:40, by Kang

    instability of peace in jonglei it is the weakness of state and central government b/c we have heavy weapons why army does not chase the militias of yau Yau from that areas and we have a thousand of army in South Sudan so we didn’t deal with those rebellion they will destabilize our country forever

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