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South Sudan’s Machar calls on religious institutions to promote education

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February 11, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s vice-president, Riek Machar, has called on the religious institutions in the 19-month-old country to promote education in their respective organisations.

He also reiterated his government’s policy on freedom of religion which is enshrined in the nation’s transitional constitution, adding that there is no state religion in the new state.

Machar made the remarks on Monday while witnessing the graduation ceremony of teachers who graduated from the schools under the administration of the South Sudan Islamic Council in Juba, where he was invited as their guest of honour.

He also called for harmonisation of the education curriculum in which subjects on both Christian and Islamic religions should feature in the official general education system, adding that citizens should be able to access different religious educational institutions irrespective of their religious background.

He said the Muslim community in South Sudan should also play a role in cementing relations between South Sudan and countries in the Arab world and informed the gathering that the new country had already initiated diplomatic relations with many of them.

The training of teachers of the Islamic council in Juba was sponsored by the International African Foundation for Education (IAFE), an Islamic-founded organisation which is based in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

The organisation began providing services in 1983 in Khartoum and has about 84 educational institutions in Sudan and other parts of the world.

The graduation ceremony was also attended by the former caretaker president of Sudan, Suwar El-Dahab, who chairs the IAFE organisation in Sudan and also led a delegation of Muslim leaders to Juba to witness the event.

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  • 11 February 2013 21:56, by julia

    which mean iwas a ceremony of nyigateen and former nyigateen boss(Riek machar nyigateen boss with his boss suwar el dab)what a hell.fake Arab re attacking there in weragoor river of Biemnom county.nuer the food loving empire,with ur food loving pug/prat mr.Taban Banifacio Kouch messing up the distinction of the saturday incedent.

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    • 12 February 2013 02:24, by Buay-G-W

      You are mother fucker son of bitch;Nuer are the Icon of South Sudan.If you know the story during the colonization from British,your slave Grandfathers from Dinka are capture for sugar sake while Nuer fight the white man to the end.For your information"your hatred toward Nuer will not removed them in South Sudan.Perhaps,today you are enjoying self-determination which brought by Nuer....

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    • 12 February 2013 03:57, by Nuer Empire

      Julia:Fucken! Most of your uncle are Muslims. He made it clear that there is no State Religion. He is a leader,he can’t tell them the truth that Islamic religion wouldn’t be taught at school.There is no need to study Islamic ’s terrorist religion at South Sudanese school.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 12 February 2013 06:04, by julia

        Nuer food empire,pls boy remove the log food in between ur teeth,to talk to me.take same burn cow daung for brushing that lift of Nuer,that ur mouth re smelling with odour air pressure.
        Boy pls look for ur type,am not ur time.son of dirty woman mrs.nyankouth being fuck with dirty uncircumiscie penis of Nuer.

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  • 12 February 2013 02:33, by australian

    Why is the GOSS promoting Islam? Why is it allowing Islamic schools, more mosques and more relations with the Islamic countries in the region?
    How long will it be until South Sudan is under sharia law?
    Has the GOSS forgotten why millions of Southern Sudanese died or became refugees recently? Has the GOSS discovered some "new, improved" version of Islam?

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  • 12 February 2013 05:30, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    Riek Machar is docotor nyagat. It was Nyagateen meeting to reinforce their ways of terrorising South Sudan. Doctor Riek is one of the leading terrorist in South Sudan. He can never bring the nation into peace. He loves chaos and disorders. He is more happy when there is more death and instability. A friend of Musims is often against stability. Islamic is a good religion but it has been tarnished.

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    • 12 February 2013 05:57, by australian

      Islam is a good religion? Oh yes, especially for the South Sudanese, enslaved by racist Arabs who were inspired by the Prophet Mohammed who himself engaged in slavery and despised black people? What exactly is good about it? "Good" for Arabs maybe, if they are bad people.

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    • 12 February 2013 12:42, by Nuer Empire

      Bin Abadalla:He was there to know what the terrorists may do in the future.He is presbyterian unlike ur fake name.Islamic Religion will never set its feet in Nuer Empire! It will remain only for those of Abyei(DINKA) and their neighbours excluding Nuer Empire.
      The Nuer Empire

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  • 12 February 2013 09:52, by Makunon

    Our VP will never learn from mistakes he is making every times. how can he meet with informers terrorists who are assigned to destabilize South Sudan.

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