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January 8, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan will conduct another population census in 2014 following the independence of the country one and a half years ago.

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An enumeratorinterviews residents of Juba on April 22, 2008 (Reuetes)

The region conducted its last population census in 2008 jointly with the former Sudan when the two countries were still one. The census result was contested in South Sudan as it counted only 8 million people, which officials say fell short of the expected higher population.

The Council of Ministers in an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday approved the plan to conduct another census and directed the chairperson of the National Bureau of Statistics, Isaiah Chol Aruai, to begin the preparations for the task.

The information minister and official spokesman of the government, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, told the press after the cabinet meeting that to conduct the population census next year is a constitutional requirement which should be carried out.

South Sudan will go for general elections in 2015 and this needs the fresh conduct of the census in order to redistribute the constituencies that will be contested.

The next year’s census result, according to officials, will also better inform the government on service delivery and development plans based on an accurate population in a given constituency.

(ST)

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  • 9 January 2013 07:23, by Foxtail

    we appreciate the planed but where will you get the money to carry out the task? I know the government has money to do anything in south sudan but to me, this is just an opportunity for those greedy guys ot grabs our monies.
    shame on blood suckers

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    • 9 January 2013 07:49, by Ahmed Chol

      It is time to talk about term limit in the constitution. Term limit guarantees rotation of power and gives hope to minority tribes. It gives moves the country forward without stagnation. After Moi, Kenya is now better because of term limit. Uganda is dead without term limit under Museveni. Lot of people don’t know what I am saying. Good if you know.

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    • 9 January 2013 08:45, by Dinkawarrior

      Why not Targeting the Security Issues(TSI)instead? So many people are still suffering under the inner-enemy while our government is being so queit in order for them to find the solution! It’s always uselessly to see dumbasses people in the front.

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    • 9 January 2013 09:14, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      I fear because the majority tribes like the Nuer and Dinka will not enclose all the number of their children,before the population census is not yet conducted next year these two tribes need intensive W/shop to their chief on the important of population census.Otherwise things will remain the same.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 10 January 2013 17:03, by machar

      Mr.foxtail. what do you mean?do you Cristie the planned that government wanted to know how many people are in the country.
      i therefore,agree with you because no road even for these team to go and count civil population

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  • 9 January 2013 07:37, by BOBI

    They wanted to start their corruption here again, wonder if Kiir can govern this country well with his thefts around him I wish election time comes soon & see who the so called SPLM will do.new change

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  • 9 January 2013 07:44, by Northern Sudanese

    population of south sudan...12-13 million excluding foreigners.

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    • 9 January 2013 18:38, by william mawien

      nothern sudanese
      we do not practice gayism get your ass out south sudan issues we separated from ur country already and left you the shameful country in the whole world;;;;????;gay jalaby;;;;;)

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  • 9 January 2013 07:45, by Pif Paf

    South Sudan should also conduct cow population census to catch those spla thiefs. I have no doubt that spla and dinka are behind these thefts because they didnt receive their salaries for months now n are very hungry. The biggest cow boy of them all is Mr.kiir himself, we will let his hat do the talking.

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    • 9 January 2013 07:54, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Go to hell, I know Dinkas are pain in your ass but they will alway teach you how to be human,
      The Dinka population is now 7 million in number,

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      • 9 January 2013 08:45, by Mi diit

        DD whatever,
        Don’t try to inflate the Dinka population to 7 million before it is counted. Last time it was guessed by Isaiah Aruai to be 3 million. He declared counties such as Renk as Dinka population when in fact the Nuer and Shilluk were the majority in Renk town. This time round you may be disappointed when the real census tells you exactly how many you are. But I wish you reach 10m.

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      • 9 January 2013 10:06, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

        Dinka are good brother but not your like Arab Nigga called Dinka Dominated Shit..

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        • 9 January 2013 11:11, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          You think copy my names style will help your hopeless fake feeling?
          Your name should be like this,
          Nuer dominated nyagateen and food lover aka traitors, or like Nuer dominated savages uncivilised communities of south Sudan,
          You are useless and you will never be me or any Dinka person,
          Shame on you,

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          • 9 January 2013 11:23, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            See I can teach wicked uncivilised savages oafish criminals Nuer how to construct their names the way you wrote your names resemblance my style and by than, you are nothing but my bitch, who copy my style names, thank God I can teach animals to be behave like human, Nuer dominated crimes, food savages,
            Dinka population is 7 million

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          • 9 January 2013 14:13, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

            Jalabi has given his name many names. so please refrine from our affairs.
            This Arabi Nigga called Dinka Dominated all shit has come from North gay Arab.

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      • 9 January 2013 10:11, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

        You know how you got lost, you said, you dominated the Liberation of Sudan but we said, we dominated the liberation of South sudan. Self-Determination of Samuel Gai Tut,Dr.Riek Machar,Both Dieu,Arok Thon Arok,Kuot Atem,and Abdallah chuol Deng.

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        • 9 January 2013 10:29, by EES Kingmaker

          Folks, Back to usual demeaning tribal politics? When will civilization come our way guys? I am fed up with your parochialism. South Sudan must transcend those narrow confines of individuals. Remember, opportunists are at the door waiting for loopholes in our nation building. Deny them that chance to sail easily through your midst with an aim to scatter the flock. Let’s correct mistakes responsibly

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        • 9 January 2013 11:18, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          See I can teach wicked uncivilised savages oafish criminals Nuer how to construct their names the way you wrote your names resemblance my style and by than, you are nothing but my bitch, who copy my style names, thank God I can teach animals to be behave like human, Nuer dominated crimes, food savages,
          Dinka population is 7 million

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          • 9 January 2013 14:06, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

            This gay is from North Sudan, Arabi, his intention is to devide Jenubin. but argly creature like you has nothing to harm on us. The national worrior of this great new nation of South Sudan. Watch, when Dr. Riek took over, there will be no mess like this ones man. I don’t think you know me personally, because if you know me, you will just run a way with no words nigga.

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          • 9 January 2013 14:21, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

            look...lol.u are wicked yourself..how in this world giving illusion on population of All South Sudan to be one tribe. This is an indication that your intention is to mobilize tribalism in South Sudan. This message is for all South Sudanese that This guy is not from Dinka Bor. Dinka Bor are not triblist into the point of no return. this gay guy is an Arab guy from Dongolah..

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      • 9 January 2013 14:32, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

        The government of south Sudan said, Dinka are acounted correctly but Lou,and Bentiu people are not counted correctly...are estamated to be around 2 millions people before others Nuers,as such as Jikany,GaaJaak,and other six subclan of Benitu Nuer. Fangak Nuer as well.

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    • 9 January 2013 08:50, by EES Kingmaker

      Expired Pif Paf
      Surely we will conduct livestock census so that we better make use of our animals instead of being raided by Khartoum-sponsored militias and renegade leaders. As soon as the exercise is over, we shall get rid of them so that their king criminal, fugitive Bashir is exposed. It is then he is rendered powerless and finally handed to ICC prisons, first in the section of lunatics.

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    • 9 January 2013 09:14, by Santino Akot

      Since I’m A dinka. I’m asking that mother fucker called Pit Paf to tell me the color of his cow that I stole.

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    • 9 January 2013 09:16, by Santino Akot

      I mean. his name called pif paf. Since I’m a dinka what color of your cow dis I stole smart ass mother fucker.

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      • 9 January 2013 09:37, by Santino Akot

        This guy is a fu. hhe is not even using is real name. In the whole Sudan North & South Sudan you can not find someone who three letters first and last name at the time like called him self pif paf. What kind of a name is that. can some prove this for me if I’m wrong. This guy is just a sick person and he think he is the smart ass mother fucker we know. go suck my dick pif paf.

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    • 10 January 2013 06:39, by Chol

      Pif Paf, you need to worry paying your creditors you can’t afford to pay back than worrying about cow population in South Sudan.

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  • 9 January 2013 08:05, by william

    The traitors will feel bad because they knew number estimated by terrorist in khartuom will be prove wrong to international communities. The number of Dinka population has nothing to do with our census.

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    • 9 January 2013 08:23, by Foxtail

      pif paf,
      i think God created you by mistake. you don’t desreve to be here, simply because you don’t know how to talk.
      the govt wants to count yours asses such that services are delivered in correct manner. And here you’re talking about Dinka! tell me, is Dinka fucking your mum or aanybody else within your family? you’re enjoying fucking lives because of other poeples’ blood.

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  • 9 January 2013 09:55, by Man without fear

    I support the govt decision to carryout the census in South Sudan. my advice is that do not allowed those corruptees to spoil the process because they re ready to steal the money which could be used for logistics , staffs and all the needs . Some are sharping their teethes ,beating the heart of happiness ,hve emergency plan . they want to visit the big hospital out the country after grabbing mone

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  • 9 January 2013 12:33, by Positive Thinker

    I think the idea is good there is a need for new census to acertain the real population of South Sudan after independent. But we need to be considerate where are we going to get money for the exercise? the country is runing on austerity budget and you are talking of census which is a costly undertaking. Please if there is money build the altenative pipe. we should not relay on the one through Suda

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  • 9 January 2013 13:03, by siddaw

    Guys. Lets not abuse ourselves. Why can’t we act like a responsible citizens?
    Above all. This so call "the fresh census" is baseless. Which people are we going to count yet we are losing more than 100 South Sudanese in a single month? We better handle the issue of insecurity threats before we talk of anything else.

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    • 9 January 2013 14:35, by EES Kingmaker

      Siddaw,
      Surely we must act responsibly when discssing nationl issues. Yet I disagree with you that the next fresh census is baseless. Why is it baseless? How do you plan to improve security? Whose security? A census we talked about is a cross-cuting issue. You can’t improve security without knowing the population. Likewise you can’t construct roads, build schools,etc, without people numbers first

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