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New Year’s Day raids kill 4 in Jonglei


January 1, 2013 (BOR) – Four people were killed, two wounded and children rescued in attempted abduction in three raids across Bor County in South Sudan’s Jonglei State on Tuesday in the latest series of attacks blamed on men from neighboring Pibor County loyal to rebel leader David Yau Yau.

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Map showing location of Jonglei state in South Sudan.

One attack occurred in Makuach payam [district], the closest administrative center east of Bor, the Jonglei State capital, at around 5pm local time, according to authorities and witnesses.

The attackers "were in a military uniform and about fifty in number,” said Philip Mabil Duot, the civil administrator of Makuach payam.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune on the phone from the payam headquarters, Mabil said he “saw the raiders approaching, gathering cattle and gunning down three young men” a small distance away from where he was sitting.

One person was also wounded and an unknown number of cattle stolen. An army force from the area was still pursuing the raiders by 7:30pm local time on Tuesday, Mabil said.

In Kolnyang payam, south of Makuach and about 30km east of Bor town, villagers marching to celebrate New Year’s Day were attacked and three children abducted.

One child escaped and returned to their parents an hour later, while others were rescued by the army and local youth after fierce fighting three hours later, relatives say.

In Cuei-keer, a sub-district of Kolnyang, one person was killed and another injured when gunmen attempted to raid some cattle from the area.

Bor County authorities say the attacks seem to have been coordinated to coincide with the festival period. There is a growing fear among civilians that the area in which rebel David Yau Yau operates are expanding from his home county of Pibor into other areas of Jonglei.

Yau Yau rebelled after losing his bid to become a member of the Jonglei State legislative assembly in the 2010 general elections. He denounced his insurgency in 2011 accepting a presidential amnesty and becoming a General in the South Sudanese army (SPLA), but relaunched his fight against the government in April 2012.

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), pledged recently to sweep out the rebels during dry season.

Jonglei State is South Sudan’s largest state and also one of the impoverished nation’s least developed. Roads in the state are notoriously bad making it hard for the SPLA and police to maintain security.

Ethnic violence over resources and pastures for animals has killed thousands since 2005 when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed, ending Sudan’s 21 years of war between the north and south.

A state-wide disarmament program, code-named Operation restore Peace, was launched in March 2011 in Jonglei State by South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir.

A community peace conference in May last year brought together the state’s ethnic groups, but some groups, including Yau Yau’s, did not attend. Despite some periods without raids, the problem of cattle raids and abductions has continued albeit at a lower level.

Jonglei State governor Kuol Manyang Juuk has said that 2012 was “much better” compared to previous years. According to the United Nations, around 2,000 people have died in conflict between the state’s ethnic groups in over the last two years.


Meanwhile, New Year’s Day was marked with gunshots fired in the air at midnight in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state.

Thousands of people marched in the afternoon of 1 January to welcome in 2013.


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  • 2 January 2013 07:36, by dinkdong

    David Yau Yau had became the man in Jonglei State. Kuol Manyang and Kuol Diem are always about the lack of roads and wet seasons. Weak leaders.

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    • 2 January 2013 07:57, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Don’t worry, SPLA are very close to get rid of this criminal community of gonorrhoea affect people, they refused to be part of our south Sudan great communities, and it is a time for us to make decision of how we will deal with him, anybody who is being affect by murle will be free soon,
      Junglei the place that our country freedom fighting start, and we will never forget the great Bor ppl,

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      • 2 January 2013 08:26, by omoni jr.

        Are you serious?
        Is this was not the fool who murdered Isiah Abraham Awoul?
        FBI need to find out who is this really idiot called himself DDS.

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        • 2 January 2013 08:58, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Omani de ootorio, I don’t talk with hopeless useless idiot with poor and lack of education background. Why would I killed anyone if you are not poor Congolese _ugandan dumy foreigner? Go to Congo_uganda,
          Why would a leader killed his own people special Dinka Bor, who will killed them, beside that do you hopelessly think that we can killed him and allowed FBI to inversgat his death? Fuck off poor

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          • 2 January 2013 14:23, by nuer food lovers

            dinka dominated SPLM/A u re always telling people that re not ur types what bounch of pathetic idiot,retarded,drunkard fool bor boy teethless uncircumscise.why they don,t murder u like Isahia Abraham.ur vagrant (vagabond) tribalist,corrupt,monkey erectus among Dinka Bor.
            Happy new year 2013.
            But 2014 u will celebrate it in cementery.

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            • 2 January 2013 15:22, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              Food lover, go and get some education and food as you appeared to be illiterate and a food lover,
              I don’t really got what you say at all,
              Beside that, go and find yourself a type of foolish boy like you to talk to but not me, I’m not in your useless league,

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              • 2 January 2013 16:18, by nuer food lovers

                Dinka nominated SPLM/A which word re u not understanding? Do u mean vagabond(vagrant)?
                How do Anyauak called u?Ajuele isn,t!
                How do murlei called u ? Jonkozs isn,t!
                Mr.drunker idiot and retarded iam well Educated with well paid job and free from corruption like ur duties u usually claimed.from today iwill not respond to ur comment,becozs u have not understood the term ;corruption,, what u re....

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                • 2 January 2013 16:30, by nuer food lovers

                  always do here in sudan tribune website is corruption fool,idiot drunkard maron boy ,son of maiden Amier Ajang Dut.u,George Bol,anti-triaters,Dinka worrior have disgrace Dinka.by abusing other ethinic eg Nuer,am sorry with my name,iwll soon change them to something good.Nuer community plse accept my apology!i have offended.ihad same days disagreed with my brother zionist when i tried to advice....

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                  • 2 January 2013 16:42, by nuer food lovers

                    his uncle Dr.Luka Biong(Rommel) to look in the issue of Abyei &other marginalise people of sudan,then later after dislodging fake Arab in sudan will have sudan again like what canada,quebic did after successful liberation of each state from British.also in btwn Tanganyika,Zanzibar&mafia island did after liberation from British,Germany&portogual occupatipon of east Africa coast. But afterward i....

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                    • 2 January 2013 16:53, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                      Sorry food lover, you need more education to explain what you are trying to say here, I don’t get it at all,
                      Is it even an English? Really?
                      Please food lover, calling you an idiot would be an insult to all the stupid people. Therefore, you are nothing to me but heap of trest in my understanding,
                      Go and find yourself stupid people like you not me, I don’t even know I’m talk to anyway, poor Thing

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                    • 2 January 2013 16:54, by nuer food lovers

                      brought him to the memeradum of understanding.what a question he ask me was that were is the vision of New sudan?.why did Dr.Riek&Dr.Lam Akol fought Dr.John Garang the founder of the now nation?i directed him to Ask Luka Biong,Deng Aloor,Salva Kiir &so forth.for u dds ,u re a poor son of Ajang Duot born in that poor flooding area of pan-panlueth,Jarwach.u re ever sabotising the image of Dinka,,,,,

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                      • 2 January 2013 17:10, by nuer food lovers

                        but soon we will get rid of u,south sudan is for every body regardless of where h/she come from(tribe)provide that his is a confirm s.sudanese by the ministery of interior & his/her area chief.we will vote for him/her come 2015.if he/she is capable&competent more than the now president.happy new yr mr.Drunker Dinka dominated SPLM/A.am not a drunker like u iwould continous as much as u want.

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                      • 2 January 2013 17:16, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                        What a poor confused uncivilised thing you are? Are you even know what you are writing about?
                        Who told you that I talk with those who do not know were their heart stand for? Please quit it, it is not comfortable for you, your English is an insult to well civilise educated southerners, Why Don’t You Slip Into Something More Comfortable. Like A Coma? And leave writing to educated people dumb things,

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                        • 2 January 2013 18:35, by nuer food lovers

                          re u still here ur cracked teeth disturbing me? boy u re not my type,it is a waste of time to respond to u son of Amier of Ajang Duot bought up in that poor,flooding juncture of pan-panlueth,Jarwach,panyagor&kongor.it is still new yr session,drink ur nile special.u will suffer from hangover from it tomorrow.

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        • 2 January 2013 16:20, by Ahmed Chol

          Kuol Manyang and Kuol Diem care about their leadership position which they got through Kiir. They will do what Kiir wants not what benefits the local people.
          Stability and security of Bor land is the sole responsibility of Bor sons, the ruling cliques will not do it. It will not come about if they [Bor Sons] don’t sit down and think about what to do regarding the Murle problem.

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      • 2 January 2013 09:18, by omoni jr.

        Jackass Dinka Dominate shit.
        Faggot, tell me who else can killed Isiah Abraham if not you? since the death of Abraham you have been disappeared from this website and most of the people are put you as prime suspect for Awoul.
        Death to you idiot,

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        • 2 January 2013 09:48, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Wasting time with you is a loose than wasting time in the toilet, which is not comfortable, find your type, I’m not in your Uganda _Congolese league
          No killer will ever allowed FBI agent to investigating him if you are that foolish weak trest idiot,

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        • 2 January 2013 11:18, by Peacocktail

          Condolences to the family of decease. if the SPLA is not hunting for Yau Yau Murle Youth who turned rebels and causing adhoc and still kidnapping childrens and killing innocent civilians. why not Re arm the Civilians to protect them from Rebels. Give Guns back to owners and they will deals with Murle Youth who wnated to forge rebellion in Jonglei.

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      • 2 January 2013 14:27, by ngadodo

        Do you have SPLA, coward Dinka Bor? Always you push some people who blind about your interests over something’s to do your works.

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        • 2 January 2013 17:06, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Sorry but what you wrote here must not be English, I would be a shame if I were you, write in your language might help you if your language worthy understanding by Dinkas, you doom to education,
          Calling you an idiot would be an insult to all the stupid people. Therefore you are doom to learn,

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          • 2 January 2013 18:31, by ngadodo

            Whom you talk to son of dog, do you have SPLA in South Sudan? “coward Dinka Bor" Always you’re crying SPLA, SPLA, if Salva Kiir not going to be president and Kuol manyang may be death like others.
            Then where you’re going to? If SPLA discovers what you’re doing son of Kuol manyang, nothing going to help you out jungkuos.

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    • 2 January 2013 09:00, by Jeti

      My condolences to the victims. We all know that the daily loss of lives in South Sudan always count on poor governance of the government.
      RIP, and wishing u quickest recovery the wounded ones.

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    • 2 January 2013 10:32, by Mading Makuac

      Great shame to Yau yau to attack innocent civilians who don’t
      aware of what he doesnt like from government.Yau yau this yr
      is going to die because he behaves in a way that shows him
      is living dead.All Bashir ’s errands are supported to be
      careful this time because South Sudan has got few few
      bushes for hiding.He will die like others!!!

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    • 2 January 2013 17:42, by Tutbol

      SPLA used to be so adept in intelligent gathering during the war & now it is in a big shambles. S Sudanese have closed their minds that all about Yau Yau rebellion is only with the help of Khartoum. But if a proper intelligent homework is done; we will not be surprised to learn that Yau Yau rebellion is being financed by high order international mercenaries. Watch out!

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  • 2 January 2013 08:35, by Gumbulla Junior

    These are the indicators of poor leadership and uneven distribution of national cake.if one arm is healthy and the other one is paralyze,the whole body is imbalance.let gvts of jonglei state rip wat it sow(tribal division)..Jonglei is deformed to be reformed as late Dr.Garang referred to sudan...let wait and watch what will happen next.arrogant and pride of jongleians shall tire them apart...

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  • 2 January 2013 09:20, by Mayol Mach

    The New Year begin again with death of innocent people whose properties and lives is being raid every now and then due to lack of defend and security in this country. What should be done really if people only protect their authority instead of citizens? I appeal to the State government that they should either leave power to those who can handle or do something this year. We are tired of death news

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  • 2 January 2013 12:47, by Northern Sudanese

    What should someone expect from a barbarian land? loool

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    • 2 January 2013 14:17, by ngadodo

      South Sudan people, don’t Lightening to Dinka Bor, reported, why? They’re having meeting everywhere all over the World that their said, we needs to Sending More SPLA to Pibor in order to fighting Murle in their Land when Murle finished and then we Dinka Bor we going to benefiting into the Murle Land what we wish for long time. That was agreement mode by Dinka Bor. That why i say, don’t lighten

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  • 2 January 2013 17:17, by Guandong

    Two Kuols of Jonglei are the first trouble maker, one Kuol is ordering his soldier to gun down the UN helicopter n to kill Dak Kueth who is innocent civilian from Lou-Nuer while the 2nd the Govenor one is supporting the rebel Yau-Yau to disturb Jonglei.With their big father Mayardiit.
    War will not stop unless the government remove them. curse on u n ur children.

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  • 2 January 2013 17:30, by Guandong

    If the two Kuol plus government fails to protect vulnerable civilians, let the Gun be given back to owner n protect themselves against any attacker.We suffered of always hearing the raid n killing in Jonglei.

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