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December 9, 2012 (LONDON) - South Sudan’s army has shot dead 10 people in Wau, the capital of Western Bahr el Ghazal State, who were protesting against moving an administrative headquarters, the United Nations said Sunday.

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In the late hours of Saturday the South Sudan’s army (SPLA) moved in to remove road blocks that had been created in protest against the relocation of a local council to a nearby area, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan said

Speaking to Al Jazeera, the mission’s Director of Communications and Public Information, Liam McDowall, said UNMISS had received reports that six people were killed when the army opened fire on those protesting against army dismantling the road blocks on Saturday.

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On Sunday morning protesters moved in to Wau town, apparently in an attempt to deliver a petition listing their grievances speak to the Governor. Troops again fired on the crowd killing four more people, McDowall said.

Although McDowall told Reuters it was not clear whether any of the crowd were armed or if the army was provoked the BBC has reported that the UN has described the SPLA’s actions demonstrated an "excessive use of force".

According to the BBC the SPLA says it has launched an investigation.

A curfew from dawn until dusk has been imposed in Wau town and the situation remains tense, with the UN concerned that the violence could escalate.

UNMISS say they are using their offices to contact Governor Rizik Zackaria Hassan and meeting opposition groups.

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  • 9 December 2012 19:48, by master

    this morning i asked quetion said no death news in ss today
    SPLM thugs insulted me , but thanks to brave SPLA freedom fighters they would’t fail me

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    • 9 December 2012 19:54, by master

      very soon we will start an auction of mouning & lamentation
      poor mind thugs

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      • 9 December 2012 20:02, by Mi diit

        Why did the so called Dinka Dominated SPLA/A disappeared after the assassination of Isaiah Abraham aka Diing Chan Awuol. Somebody should investigate this Dinka Dominated SPLA/M. This guy of Awan Chan is somewhere close to the ring.

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      • 9 December 2012 20:06, by Mi diit

        Why did the so called Dinka Dominated SPLA/M disappear after the assassination of Isaiah Abraham aka Diing Chan Awuol? Somebody should investigate this Dinka Dominated SPLA/M. This guy of Awan Chan is somewhere close to the ring.

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        • 9 December 2012 21:02, by nuer food lovers

          midiit ddsplm/a re mourning ,this thugs from Bor did not know that what goes around come around,they killed hero of heros and herione Athor critizing,or prevailing level of corruption jonglej state ,they should also die for critizing goverment.

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          • 10 December 2012 01:28, by Peter Nhiany

            Nuer food lovers, I think you people have a big problem that I have no idea what that could be. With all due respect my brother, Athor was a true hero and no one can dispute that claim. I personal gave him credit for his heroism. But you have to understand, what would you do when a hero turns against his people and start to butcher them because he failed to secure election? explain what you ’d do?

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            • 10 December 2012 04:34, by nuer food lovers

              peter nyiany. Rememeber where is Bor there will be a problem.imagine how did the split of 1991 came about.it stated the some Bor community Boy in SPLA were harrasing Dr.Lam Akol And Riek Machar to abondoned thier drship title along Dr.wani Igga that only Garang to be dr within SPLA.Bor,ngundeng curse to loss ur teeth,again u brought abordone to ur generate,every body will be rising red card ;:....

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              • 10 December 2012 04:43, by nuer food lovers

                bor re prolematic ,ur retarded drunkard ,unhygenic uncircumcise thugs with crack teeth.anyway RIP Abraham Isaiah, ur bro,more re following u if they don,t change thier egocentric. Now why did they dr Romel, he should follow his counterpart in abusing kiir.

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        • 9 December 2012 21:04, by nuer food lovers

          midiit Dinka dominated Spla/m is from Twic Bor ie kongor Ayual section where ding Chan Awoul rised from that mean he is mourning now in the deep village of panyagor,those Bor thugs didnot know that what goes around come around ,they killed Athor for critizing Kuol Manyang juuk style of leadership in jonglej, the samething they should for critizing Riek and kiir government in juba.

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          • 11 December 2012 13:48, by Wetdut

            Please stop writing if you can not present your point the public.

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        • 9 December 2012 21:05, by nuer food lovers

          midiit Dinka dominated Spla/m is from Twic Bor ie kongor Ayual section where ding Chan Awoul rised from that mean he is mourning now in the deep village of panyagor,those Bor thugs didnot know that what goes around come around ,they killed Athor for critizing Kuol Manyang juuk style of leadership in jonglej, the samething they should for critizing Riek and kiir government in juba.

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          • 10 December 2012 05:30, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

            Dear guys the soliders killed protesters are not Dinka they are joins tribe belonging to this country.
            The door of military is opens steadily any day any time you can open its door without knocking it.
            It is not political door.

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        • 9 December 2012 21:44, by viper

          Midiit, be informed that Dinka Dominated SPLM/A is not from Bahr El Ghazal, leave alone Awan Chan. He is from Bor as I have been telling you because no single man or woman in Bahr El Ghazal can produce such a confused futureless kid. He is now enjoying drinks in Juba Bars just to come and deceive pple later that he had been mourning when actually street kids do not mourn.

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          • 10 December 2012 01:21, by Peter Nhiany

            Viper, you guys make me laugh when I read your messages. You are right, a person who speaks against the odds our government is doing is a confused futureless kid; and the person who is killing people, allowing corruption and cover up the unthinkable, who surround himself with blind cabinets and who engange in the intimidation sort of leadership communist dictatorship style has future

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      • 9 December 2012 20:30, by Mach

        That’s a mindless behavior; a soldier supposed to protect civilians but other than that; they are acting at the opposite side of their responsibilities in the country! How sad!

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      • 9 December 2012 21:03, by Marco A. Wek

        Master, sad news is not always coming from SS along but from NS as well.
        In otherwords, this is a terrible tragedy and I do not know why on earth SPLA went in to intervine in the people’s demonstrations instead of policemen who are trained to deal with civil issues .
        It is very sad. Salva and his administraion need to do something about this madness. People are being killed with singers pointin

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  • 9 December 2012 23:08, by Kikiji longiro

    SPLA/M DON,T RESPECT CITIZENS.iF THEY WERE CARRYING GUNS DURING THE DEMONSTRATION, HOW MANY SOLDIERS DID THEY INZURED ?
    THIS IS NECKED LIAING.
    IF YOU RESPECT LIARS YOU WILL ONE DAY BECOME A LIAR TOO.
    KIKIJI

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  • 9 December 2012 23:31, by Tutbol

    Look at it closely guys, the report came from London. You know what i mean. Donot trust anything to do with the UK on our country, who doesn’t know who the UK is regarding the messes in the Sudan & Africa at large?. Our country is doing badly at the moment, but we don’t want the UK nosing their filthy noses on our affairs ever.

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  • 10 December 2012 00:49, by mohamed mahgoub

    This is the second incident a castrophic one in the future of this young nation firstly the assassination of Isaiah now open fire on peacefull demonstrators,wondering what is the difference now from NCP in khartoum

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  • 10 December 2012 00:56, by Tutbol

    Mr. Master
    the same is true in the N Sudan. Wasn’t it the other day when a group of darfuri students were lynched at central Sudan university & have their bodies tossed into the canal? N Sudan & S Sudan are all crazy killing their own peoples my friend.

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  • 10 December 2012 01:01, by Samuel Malual

    Gentlemen, Akol Kor Koch is the director of internal security and he is a murder. Akol Should immediately be removed by the President otherwise he will destablised the whole country with his killing activities. Mr Akol Kor your head will soon roll on the street of Juba like the head of Kaddafi and his son.

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    • 10 December 2012 04:42, by master

      the first one who should be remove mr kiir him self but no thife can count thife
      those splm is gang
      they deceived the pp of south sudan
      we will end thier role soon
      no oil flow

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  • 10 December 2012 04:28, by 4Justice


    Tin Man is receiving foreign dignitaries in Juba

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  • 10 December 2012 05:35, by Jalaby

    It’s time for Jonobean to make Arab Spring and topple this corrupted government under weak, liar and incompetent president Salva Kiir otherwise the south will be worse than Somalia!
    Did you know that after recent Pagan visit to Khartoum now the south defense minister in Khartoum to beg Arab/Jalaba to open the oil pipeline!
    Thieves are besieged at the corner now!

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  • 10 December 2012 05:57, by Jalaby

    President Kiir warning message to protesters:
    "Never ever think of making Arab Spring, I’m warning you, don’t you understand?"

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    • 10 December 2012 06:24, by Tutbol

      our leadership & his foot soldiers have resorted to running our country like a mafioso country, the top dogs are the mafioso lords when their foot soldiers are the mafia excutioners! god save our nation. If they can’t identify those who killed those ten, then there we are doomed.

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  • 10 December 2012 06:03, by 4Justice

    Never mess with an idiot!!

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  • 10 December 2012 06:08, by Alier De Jok

    Gov’t need to launch an independent investigation for those culprit been brought to justice and under who orders did they army follow to open fire on peaceful demonstrators.
    Secondly army are not suppose to handle demo what is the work of police in the country?
    Shame on Spla you leave your role of defending the country from foreign attack and involve ourselves in the work you are not to be sham

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  • 10 December 2012 06:15, by Jalaby
    • 10 December 2012 06:18, by Jalaby

      Please choose the right answer:
      Why this man is crying so bitterly?

      1.Disappointed by thieves government
      2.After 50 years of struggling against Arab/Jalaba the south ended up the state of outlaw
      3.This is the tears of happiness during the independence day and for the dreaming that the south is going to be a paradise
      4.All of the above are correct

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      • 10 December 2012 15:12, by Makunon

        You missed the answer,he is a brother of four darfurain students killed by Military Intelligent in Khartoum. And he will be kill too atleast Israel increase their attack in Khartoum to safe the innocent black African from godless who were deceived by Mr. Mamed Ali Pasha from Egypt to be worship.

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      • 10 December 2012 17:33, by nuer food lovers

        jallaby here is Bashire heading to hague,black arab monkeys.u re found of calling Rauch a monkey erectus,while are the very one.the fake Arab in sudan.Abdallaziz kick their mother fucker ass away ,for people northern sudan to smell the peace.

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    • 10 December 2012 06:41, by Ruach

      Gays:List of Terrorist States in the world 1.Sudan 2 Somalia 3 Palestine 4 Iran 5 Iraq 6 Egypt 7 Lebanon 8 Afganstan 9 Yemen 10 Saudi Arabia 11 Syria Top 5 failed and terrorist States in the world 1 sudan 2 Somalia 3 Syria 4 Iraq 5 Syria South Sudan is not a failed state and will never be.It is a minor killing and will end very soon! No need for terrorist spring in South Sudan.We are not Arabs!

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