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S. Sudan vice president launches youth dialogue initiative in Juba

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November 13, 2012 (JUBA) – More than 200 youths from Unity, Warrap and Lakes state attended a peace initiative with the theme “join us in peace building and development,” with South Sudan’s vice president, Riek Machar Teny, UN agencies and other agencies.

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Dinka Rek cattle keepers, Wunlit (AP)

The three states have a long history of cattle rustling. It is hoped negotiations will lead to a cessation of hostilities and future development.

Warrap, Unity and Lakes states Youth for Peace, Reconciliation and Development (WULSYRD) is a programme implemented by youths from the states working towards bring the conflict to an end.

WULSYRD chairperson, Santino Akot Abiem told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday that the governments of the three states need to unite their youths in nation building through peace dialogue in order to achieve lasting development.

“Helping us to mobilise and resolve their traditional communal conflicts would be a positive step to achieve peace and development in the three states, to improve security,” said Abiem.

Machar, who was the guest of honour, welcomed the positive move by the youths from the three states.

He advised youths in urban areas and intellectuals to stop warmongering on the internet, and encouraged them to continue to focus upon there studies.

Machar urged authorities from the three states to act as agents of transformation for communities by visiting one another’s regions, in order to quell tribalism.

He urged members of parliament and commissioners of the bordering counties to build strong relationships.

The UN special representative to South Sudan Hilde F. Johnson urged communities from Lake, Unity and Warrap that the “United Nation Mission in South Sudan shall work together with you in support of all processes, reminding participants that action and reconciliation is more important [than mere talk].”

In the peace dialogue, Unity state minister of animals resources and fisheries, Mariam Mut Tutroal; Warrap state minister for agriculture and forestry, Majok Bol Kur Warap; and Lakes state minister for animal resources and fisheries, Benjamin Laat Mathou, urged the youth to continue their efforts towards peace and to promise their states that they are prepared to accept the results of actions.

Several talks addressed by officials from the neighbouring Lake, Unity and Warrap have taken place since heavy fighting broke out in September 2011 in which 76 were killed in Warrap and 46 people in Unity in cattle-raiding revenge attacks.

The recent peace dialogue in Juba has brought hope to some the youths involved. The first such meeting was held in 1999. The Wunlit conference brought together youths, the political leadership and chiefs.

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  • 15 November 2012 07:37, by Mi diit

    Blessed are the peace-makers, they shall be called the children of God. Dr. Machar you are one of them. Encourage the youth to make peace among themselves. They should champion peace between their rival states.

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    • 15 November 2012 12:08, by Dinkawarrior

      This is a piece-of-shit rather than realty! Would you guys believed if Bin Laden come back to live today and say he is the World’s Peace-Leads! If your answer is no, then there is no reason why is Dr. Holocaust is leading this peace? Both Machar and Osama Bin Laden are samples-of-Death on our planets and they’re not trusted anymore. late the states government, UN, local people do their jobs!!!

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      • 15 November 2012 12:54, by Dinkawarrior

        Riek Ma-Cieth is a failure animal and he can’t even afford to convinced his own wife when she ran as independent against the party’s member. He would have been the best person to re-organizing the SPLM Party and bring people together. But he unable to do so because of his nyagatism, his hiding agenda is already known. The so called SSDF or SSIM which founded by Al-qaeda leaders in 1987-1993.

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        • 16 November 2012 07:37, by Malou Manyiel

          Dinka warrior or whatever,
          You are another faliure more than Riak whom you think has fail. If you think you have something in mind that can bring South Sudanese together, why can’t you do your part than criticizing whatever initiative meant for peace and unity in South Sudan? Are you really a South Sudanese or enemy to South Sudanese?

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      • 15 November 2012 12:56, by Dinkawarrior

        Riek Ma-Cieth is a failure animal and he can’t even afford to convinced his own wife when she ran as independent against the party’s member. He would have been the best person to re-organizing the SPLM Party and bring people together. But he unable to do so because of his nyagatism, his hiding agenda is already known. The so called SSDF or SSIM which founded by Al-qaeda leaders in 1987-1993.

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        • 15 November 2012 13:03, by Ruach

          Aha Dinka Cieth. You are not a human being any more,a human was thrown away when your mom gave birth to you.They preserve Placenta(you) and threw the best human away. You you behave like nothing but carnival!

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      • 15 November 2012 12:57, by Ruach

        Dinka Cieth! I know your head will never come to rest.Comparing your life with Bin Ladin! It is a drug guiding your negative mind! Your tongue is just moving.

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        • 15 November 2012 14:14, by Man alone

          Dear Dinka Warrior and Ruach
          please guys try to be smart.The personalities of our top politicains are very obvous to us all as South Sudanese,so drop those ideologies of trying to expose the already-exposed personnalities of the said politicians.none of them is new to us.again, don’t waste your time preaching who they are and what they did to and against this Nation.

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          • 15 November 2012 23:27, by panom lualbil

            MAN ALONE?
            Plize keep away! We want ANYAGATES in the darkness to show up and go like GATWEC DUEL if this is what they wanted. They are just agents of Arabs, what do they know in politic than to be fuck and used against us? We paid Arabs $$$$$ 308 millions to fuck them and keep them out, so where they gonna flee?

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            • 16 November 2012 07:34, by Ruach

              Panom lualbil:Even trash sub humans are talking like this! Your immature mind has directed you that way! Idiotic mind!

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    • 15 November 2012 23:37, by Mwalimu Kuol

      I can’t accentuate this enough, but it is good initiative. That all we need to do, we the youth need to give a peace a chance. It is our collective responsibility to embrace peace and unity so our people can enjoy the dividends of our nation’s plebsite.

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  • 15 November 2012 07:46, by Ruach

    Yes,we have so many internet warmongerers here we can never stay in a front lines! Their names are as follows:Dinka Dominated SPLA as the name indicated!He is the most dangerous al Qaeda terrorist,Dinka Warrior,George Bol,El polo....These mentioned thugs are jobless and internet mongerers driven by drugs and are of course drug abusers

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    • 15 November 2012 08:53, by Muoranyar

      RUACH that is how we mess up with our being united beoz of pointing your figure to other p’ple

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    • 15 November 2012 09:47, by Diu J.Kuek

      Mr Ruach you stated the correct point these tribal minds can not allow our communities to have a peace initiative this moved its joke that can not prevail for the lasting peace .so for your information this so called Dinka Dominated SPLA/M his real name is Mangoor we come to know from his very close friend.

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      • 15 November 2012 10:37, by Ruach

        I knw him(Mangoor) very well,he is the most tribal guy here!

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    • 15 November 2012 13:48, by Loko El Pollo

      Your list will have looked attractive if Riek and his adopted son Gatwich Tut Yual topped the list, then follow by Kim Deng and Dinka dominant.

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    • 15 November 2012 14:17, by Dinkawarrior

      Discharge Ma-Cieth!
      I know you tried to mentioned good people but you failed to do so because your a son of Ngundeng who is also called Gatluak Manguel. You and your father Manguel are the bad animals in South Sudan history.

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      • 15 November 2012 14:39, by Dinkawarrior

        Ruach Ma-Cieth!
        You’re deadly wrong like your father Manguel whom used to pretending himself as human being on daytimes but later at night turned as cannibal! Be care my cousins are ready to revenge against Gatluak Manguel who eaten their dad long time ago!

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        • 15 November 2012 18:16, by Ruach

          Look at his lies! Who on earth doesn’t know that Gatluak Panguel hail from your parents?

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  • 15 November 2012 07:55, by Man alone

    That is just a mere joke and I doubt that there seems a hidden agenda,otherwise you can’t wage peace from far away.let them come down to the three states and proceed their dialogues.

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  • 16 November 2012 15:15, by littlejimmy

    hey two guys dinkawarngouth and ruachmangouth are you two crazy or making some fucking funny on this web. don’t lie and don’t response on tribal line. respect your ass if not go to hell, and leave the s.south in peace. next respect our leaders give them a moral rather then abusing them.

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