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S. Sudan’s Equatorial students in Ugandan union row

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December 2, 2012 (KAMPALA) – Students from three of South Sudan’s Equatoria states said they are “dissatisfied” with the union’s leadership and announced their non-participation until the problems are rectified.

Members of the South Sudanese Students’ Union in Uganda (SSSU) were voted out in October when allegations of fund mismanaggement began to circulate. Uganda police acquitted all but one of them of all charges in November.

SSSU president James Mayar and three top officials said their names were cleared and only secretary of finance, Bill Dhieu, had a case to answer in court.
 
Mayar, after being reinstated to the office, signed an amended SSSU constitution and an appointed electoral commission to organise polls slated for 9 December. However, South Sudanese Equatoria Students’ Union in Uganda (SSESUU) claimed in a letter extended to the Sudan Tribune that the constitution has been violated.
 
“The [South Sudanese Students’] union is a student’s institution governed by the constitution being the supreme law and which plays a central role in uniting all South Sudanese,” the letter, signed by SSESUU leader Santo Denis Silla, reads in part.
 
Silla said the organisation he heads met on Thursday and “came up clearly to stand against the ongoing issues...[and] disagree with such leadership in the strongest terms possible.”
 
“Greater Equatoria students’ unions in Uganda accept to suspend active participation in the [South Sudanese] students’ union in Uganda as long as the current system is not rectified,” the letter added.
 
The SSSESUU demands that the speaker of the students’ parliament, who served as interim leader, before the top executives were cleared by police, be reinstated and that other members be reinstated, by a parliamentary vote.
 
Mayar said the decision to suspend participation is not a solution and is “against the unity of South Sudanese.”
 
In response to allegations that he reinstated himself in the office without the necessary parliamentary vote, Mayar claimed that three sessions were suspended due to a lack of a forum for representatives and that “time is not on our side.”
 
The chairperson of students’ electoral commission, Malith Garang, said the votes for a new leadership will go ahead as planned on 9 December in Kampala. 

“What we are talking about is true democracy but if the democratic means are tampered with, then I will stop my campaigns,” said Oneck Alfred, a student from Makerere University who had applied for the post of secretary of information.
 
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  • 4 December 2012 07:15, by J P Puok

    I think our cousins, the Dinkas could look at the back whether they are running alone or is there anybody behind following them. Because it seems everywhere when the waters are being mudden, a dinka is at lead being it corruption, gov’t money missmanagement, poor leadership, supporting of the Hamas in UN,section joining North voluntarily,police poor leadership, criminality etc fade up with them

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    • 4 December 2012 10:15, by South Dengjok

      Dear Me,
      how can u expected the stopping of corruption in S.Sudan while the greedy tribe call dinka are still in S.Sudan and they are the leaders in all corners of S.Sudan,more over you knw dat the motto of every Dinka leader "is to corrupt&steal"No trustful dinka leader the more u believe the dinka as a gud leader,u are deceiving urself,don,t bake bout dis money dat dey steal.it is their culture.

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    • 4 December 2012 10:40, by Amantiel Kem

      It is shame to those students to segregate themselves along the regional lines. It shows lack of civilization and encourages tribalism and that is we normally termed as (puon Jur) and with thinking S.Sudan will never trust u with its leadership in anyway. Fool Equatorians, shame on you.

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      • 4 December 2012 11:59, by doctor bush

        My friend what ever you call yourself are you aware that you are the most stupid and foolish Dinka with no difference from an animal called COW,know that your rule will soon come to an end.How do you expect Equatoria students to be in a dirty student leadership where only five (5)stupid dinka students leaders stole $75000 (shs 200,000,000) and nothing is done about it.shame on you corrupt people!

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        • 6 December 2012 06:40, by Amantiel Kem

          @Doctor Bush as he called himself, aren’t u the most stupid equatorian I havever got? Why are u pulling out of the union because of 200,000,000USH and u are not pulling from the government of the RoSS that is alleged to have stolen 4.3billion Dollars? Check your reasoning mr Fool!

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    • 5 December 2012 12:29, by Bungachier 50

      These Corrupt Students leaders are the sons and daughters of these other thugs at. Like father like son. These students are our future thieves. Let us celebrate! In this this regard, agree with me that every body is "GREEDY" in South Sudan being Dika or Non-Dinka.

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  • 4 December 2012 07:18, by Ruach

    They are Ugandans,they haven’t quited anything than going to their houses in Uganda. Let them leave our corrupted students alone

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    • 4 December 2012 12:12, by doctor bush

      Ruach you are the second stupid cow who does not have sense of human,where do u stay not in juba, is juba your region remember what riak machar did in 1991 to bor will soon happen!idiots

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      • 4 December 2012 19:03, by Ruach

        doctor bush:Yes I know you guys hate cows the source of Nilotic life! Common what will happen? Am not against Equatorians but fact must be told.What do you leave corrupted Dinka students? I’m encouraging your solidarity and commitments than running!?

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  • 4 December 2012 07:22, by Monye Jur

    What is happening in Kampala among the South Sudanese studnets is showing a clear picture of how the future of South Sudan will be. South Sudan will never change if students of the current generation who are the brighter leaders of tomorrow still behaves in such barbaric way. Politicians have already spoiled the students. Disunity, tribalism, corruption, nepotism and barbarism will still remain.

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    • 4 December 2012 07:30, by Ruach

      Folks: What can you expect from students sent to school by corrupt offficials/ Of course they can do the same things like their uncles. I was narrowly supported by my father by just cultivating and selling his farm produces and am now better.Corrupted students from corrupted uncles

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  • 4 December 2012 07:41, by 4Justice

    Salva is like a contagious disease, everything is rotting under his idiotic leadership. God have mercy on us!!!

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  • 4 December 2012 07:47, by Onek

    What is being done is to eliminate the selfish ideology and mode of tempering with democratic process, when the students sit and only observe the few people mismanage the whole students’ affairs, then being in school makes no sense. What this group is doing is to influence a process that will bring in right leaders when all the democratic procedures are followed not for the Equatorians alone.

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  • 4 December 2012 10:24, by manyang mawech

    Please Read this article. It is Kiir’s speech in Rumbek 2004….
    Your Majesty Queen Mary, here is the report which tell you a glimpse about the fears Salva Kiir, had for his life in Yei. That is why he had to lock himself down In Yei river, distrct .He went into hiding away from Mr. Death, that never forgive and never forget . Oh! what a fearful Mr. Death is that have forced a onetime coward to

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    • 4 December 2012 11:21, by Joseph Canada

      Ruach or whatever they call you, for you to cell Equatorians Ugandans also shows how ignorant and stupid you are. How about f they called you Ethiopian or the Arab traitor just like what your state is, or Blood libal who live in sacking others what will you say? Why didn’t you say this during Hiyala, Torit and Kapoeta war? you are full of shit. The same person who say don’t vote for Separation !

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      • 4 December 2012 11:25, by Joseph Canada

        You and the likes are just like a Hyena who comes and eat whats dead caucuses from another hunter. I feel so sorry for you and the likes that you don’t learn from the past. We shall see.

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      • 4 December 2012 17:08, by Ruach

        Joseph Canada: Listen thug!ain’t a follower of cowards who can run away from the frontlines! The Equatorians Students have run away from the front line and ain’t happy with them.Dinka are the most triator who are still under Arabs’ rules and Equatorians are threatened and left the fight! You are the most foolish and idiot to insult me! Go and fetch ur H2O somewhere,Dinka are nothing to us

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  • 4 December 2012 11:54, by master

    Janobean
    make any move against dinka & we will support you with arms and food
    dinka is enemy of all & enemy of them self
    they are very cowards and alway hide behind neur because neur is real fighters
    shame power lover

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    • 4 December 2012 12:17, by Nibs

      Master
      You are damn supidiot,no doubt about it.you don’t have to proof it. Days of divide and rule are long gone.

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      • 4 December 2012 12:24, by doctor bush

        Ministers like GIER Chang have already started dividing us students from universities in Uganda where he always come to Kampala and address dinka students only leaving out others s.sudanese so what impression does he give?it happened many times here in Kampala.

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        • 4 December 2012 22:39, by Force 1

          Dr. Bush, just because you chose not to attend Gier meeting doesn’t mean you were excluded. Unless you tell us you were prevented to join the meeting. I don’t think you’re doing yourself any good but undermining any senses you may have!

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          • 5 December 2012 07:00, by doctor bush

            Force0,i have full sense of human not wild animal.it happened several times that de so called national minister and corrupt gier chang met u dinkas alone and doctors like us are aware.so tell me when did gier address s.sudanese students in uganda officially?.

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    • 4 December 2012 12:19, by doctor bush

      president kiir must do reforms in his government,if he does not have the capacity to take south sudan forward then let him step down and go to mura for cattle raiding otherwise he is taking this country no failure,Pagan should be the next president!.

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    • 4 December 2012 12:46, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Do you even know English? Yea Ibn El-Kalb go and take some shower, you are a winer of stupid award of the day you park lover,
      Dinkas are pain in your dirty asses and they will never go anywhere,
      Death to you Nuer idiot,

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    • 5 December 2012 01:44, by Force 1

      Master, I thought you guys did that in the 1990s and here we are; it didn’t work out. Now you want to give it a try again? What are your chances that it’s going to work out for the second time? By the way; are you still thinking Sudan is a one country? Please wake up and look over South Sudan is no longer part of Sudan!

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  • 4 December 2012 12:56, by master

    dinka D corruption
    the boy of unknown man fuck you
    don’t be happy .fuck u with my finger not my p... Which covered with condom
    shut up your latrine & know how to respect your masters
    thift

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  • 4 December 2012 14:20, by Naath Warior

    We Naath students in Uganda argue that , the greater equatorial students can not withdraw from the union . "its better to kill snake , than to let it live becoz it may bite and kill you next time " . let us fight and kill the " snake " so called corruption together as S .Sudanese rather than Naath ,Dinkas or Equactorians .

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    • 4 December 2012 14:55, by bianaathling

      If Doctor known the problems of his or her patience after diagnosing him or her then it always easy for Doctor to provide good solutions in order to stop the sickness.Dinka problem of stealing public resources can not be solved by withdrawing as you are trying it can be solved eliminating their cooperation with other tribes in South Sudan.Come back and forgive our thieves do not go Great Equatori

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  • 5 December 2012 20:57, by DENG GAI GATLUAK

    Please Brothers! Remember, youth are always the future of every country in the world. Therefore, let forget about the past and focus on how to take our newly born nation to the next level.Am the Secretary General for the Electoral Commission of South Sudanese Students’ Union in Uganda 2012/2013 elections.My prayer is that, our brothers and sisters from Greater Equatoria will be back to the Union.

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