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Jonglei: Pibor peace talk stall after clashes


January 31, 2013 (JUBA) – Peace talks organised by local leaders in Pibor county of South Sudan’s Jonglei state with David Yau Yau’s rebels have been delayed by recent clashes in the town, officials say.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune on Thursday, Pibor county commissioner Joshua Konyi said efforts are being exerted by members of Jonglei state’s parliament to reach the militia group in their hideouts in the Lekuangole area.

“The MPs [Members of Parliament] prepared the letter [to invite rebel leader Yau Yau] but it is not yet sent,” said Commissioner Konyi.

At least three people died on Sunday when South Sudan’s army (SPLA) clashed with James Kuburin, a former rebel leader previously allied to David Yau Yau, who surrendered to the SPLA in December 2012.

Kuburin and his forces surrendered themselves to the SPLA in Pibor on 27 January but a dispute arose when a group of his men tried to enter Pibor market with their weapons.

The United Nations estimates that 2,500 people were forced to flee the fighting. Witnesses told Sudan Tribune that the SPLA had fired "indiscriminately" and that many buildings caught fire.

On Monday, the SPLA said that the security situation in Pibor had returned to normal and Commissioner Konyi said Thursday that people had to returned to the area.

Since the fighting, the whereabouts of Kuburin and his estimated 200 strong force remains unknown.

Jodi Jonglei Boyoris, who represents Pibor county in Jonglei state assembly, said the recent tension in Pibor town dims hopes for realisation of a peaceful solution to the conflict.

“I think it will take some time to get the negotiation started [with Yau Yau],” the MP said.

Yau Yau first rebelled in 2010 following defeat in local parliamentary elections, alleging that the seat he was competing for was fraudulently won by the ruling party’s candidate, Jodi Jonglei Boyoris.

The former civilian accepted an presidential amnesty in 2011 and was made a General in the SPLA, but re-launched his rebellion in April 2012, allegedly with the backing of the Sudanese government.


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  • 1 February 2013 07:26, by George Bol

    It will take sometime for Murle entirely to understand civilization because almost all of them are illiterate.The government of South Sudan need to provide education to Murle kids so that they taste what it takes to be human.What I hate from them is when the war is wage against them,they men run away crazy without resistant. This bothering me and let me think almost all of them are coward.

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    • 1 February 2013 08:51, by Murle agent

      George bol.
      You are ten time illitrate yourself, and you are obviously suffered from leprosy. You need some serious help mother fucker....death to you idiot dog!!

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      • 1 February 2013 13:33, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        I think now is a time for me to correct this dirty little creature and abandon uncivilised Nuer who love food than any human being in the world murle are the most reject ppl and you all can agree with me, they do this they do that, they killed women, the kidnaping children, they steal animals, everything , I blame Abel Alier for their existing, fun people animal will never get good live ,

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        • 1 February 2013 20:16, by ngadodo

          Dinka Dominated SPLA/M,look, look this is What Dinka Bor, always talk in closes door, my Dear,you Dinka Bor every time you trying many ways we still found it. For you better to follows truth if we were alone in South Sudan just with you to be Murle and Dinka Bor,now you would talk in good language then that.Usually you came be hide somebody if you came face to face with Murle in bottle field

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    • 1 February 2013 09:07, by Tong dut


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    • 1 February 2013 12:37, by julia

      george Bol u re son of maiden woman. stop barking at YauYau.leave him alone mind ur dirty jobs ur leprosy uncle kuol manyang juuk.
      come where?come Europe answered.the ladywood Emma wife of Machar.
      kuol with filthy English,dirty lip,idiot,drunkard and badger.

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    • 1 February 2013 19:46, by ngadodo

      George Bol, your son of dog, Murle understanding better then Dinkas who you thinks may be educated then Murle if you can imagine that south Sudan if was rule by Murle would be have little different from now. Do you thinks people who shouting civilians whom there are lead randomly are they educated people or just animals even animals better than them.

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  • 1 February 2013 07:27, by George Bol

    Hit and run in the bush is not a fight, it’s just a coward fight. men attack and must expect resistant but what kind of fight is Murle now really?. SPLA must deploy SPLA in a water point in Pibor areas and deployed forces in Tingiling, Gilo, Akobo, Ajuara, Machbol, and the Ethiopia border whether Yau Yau will not be caught alive!

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    • 1 February 2013 09:46, by nuer food lovers

      sudantribune is delecting the comment,oohh sorry.
      george Bol ur uncle Kuol manyang should give a peace a chane rather than opting for war.
      david YauYau is a s.sudanese interllectual,he have right to express vioce by all mean.
      Only u anti-progress will hate the young s.sudanese activist like YauYau.

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  • 1 February 2013 07:33, by Junubda

    Governor Kuol manyang Should step down and give power to Murle or Anyuak Jonglei will never be good until Kuol left the office.

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  • 1 February 2013 07:38, by George Bol

    Stepping down of Gov. Kuol is not a solution. Providing education, food, building hospitals, roads are solutions.
    #1 is food because they are food lovers. And the last solution is deployment of troops along the water points and Ethiopia borders.How can they manage leadership while they even do not know how to build a hut?

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    • 1 February 2013 07:53, by Nuer Empire

      Bol:Every one can rule regardless of what type of shelters you are building.

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    • 1 February 2013 10:31, by Nuer Empire

      Kuol has failed completely,no achievement for him as a governor

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  • 1 February 2013 07:54, by master

    the claiming letter is obvious trap
    they did this over and over to kill their opponents in the name of peace

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    • 1 February 2013 12:39, by Nuer Empire

      Mustard dog:Get away with your fungy anus

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      • 1 February 2013 13:35, by Mohammed Ali 2

        Neuer um: I think the real war had just started in Warab! The poor Murle are not involved , they will stay watching the war of the " Elephants" !
        Tomorrow you will see the news in ST!

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  • 1 February 2013 09:20, by Lomiji

    For how long shall we people embark on slaughtering one another fellow S.Sudanese? So sad !

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    • 1 February 2013 14:06, by Joseph Canada

      Lomiji, the proxy war against tribes and other political leaders will not end in S Sudan unless the leadership in South Sudan is handed to a Non-Dinka. This tribe have always behave arrogantly where ever they are around the globe. They cause inter-trible clashes so that they can steal or sneak in and settle in that land. We never have peace unless this tribe is tuned up.

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      • 1 February 2013 14:15, by Joseph Canada

        I mean just follow the wording of the writing here and you will see how people Cling to the "MUST RULE OR THEY ARE BETTER THAN OTHER TRIBES", preferring others either Ethiopian or Ugandans, or Illiterates/ food lovers. Psychology Bro, Psychology!! Until we believe that every one is Equal in the Eyes of the Lord, then Peace will then come to South Sudan. See how S.S Army Generals are relieved.

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        • 1 February 2013 15:23, by master

          dinka power lover and death hater
          they claimed they liberated ss although the rest of the world know the way that south achieved it independenc
          i swear they will be regret very soon

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  • 1 February 2013 12:31, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    peace in Jonglei will not prevail if people don’t stop their greedy spirit of raiding each other let’s all sit down and bring stability toour own state otherwise this state will be least developed and will lack man powers in future because people are killing each other like brids
    The government have to tackle the isuue of Yau Yau and bring him to understanding point because he is threatto state

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  • 1 February 2013 19:35, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    Hi Dinkas Just read the message from Mahamad Ali2 for Two elephent fighting. Don’t killed the minority tribe or murle, the cattles that was took by coward Jieng are return back now to Unity State.

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