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S. Sudan defends removal of over 100 senior military officers from active service

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February 17, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Sunday defended its decision to remove 118 senior military officers from active military service and place them on reserve, a move seen as an attempt to transform the security sector, according to the minister of information.

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A SPLA officer keeps an eye on crowds gathered for Southern Sudan President and elections candidate Salva Kiir’s last election rally in Juba, Friday April 9, 2010. (AP)

The order, which drew mixed reactions from the general public, includes senior officials serving in the civil administration.

The presidential decree issued on Thursday saw the names of the governor of Unity state, Taban Deng Gai, governor of Eastern Equatoria state Louis Lobong Lojore, governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal state Rizik Hassan Zachariah and the governor of Upper Nile state, Simon Kun Puoc removed from the active military files.

The move followed the removal in January of some 35 top-level military officers, seen as the biggest shake-up to army leadership since South Sudan’s independence in July 2011. President Salva Kiir issued the order and has since appointed replacements for the officers who were previously serving, most of whom were rebel commanders during the war with the north.

SECURITY REFORM

Senior officials attribute the changes to government policy aimed at transforming the security sector and other institutions in order to provide services effectively and efficiently.

Insiders say the move is the first of a series of broader reforms. Once the army has been overhauled, it is expected that the government will move on to the security forces, police, public services and eventually the cabinet.

South Sudan’s minister information and broadcasting service, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said the president was acting within the law and according to public demands to transform the national army away from perceptions of it as a guerrilla movement to a professional body.

“The president was not acting outside the law. He was exercising the powers conferred upon him by the transitional constitution. The changes were meant to basically promote growth in the system. It means giving responsibilities of managing the affairs of this country to the fresh group, people with new ideas which needs to be tried since we are living in the fast moving and developing world”, Marial said.

He said there were still many other opportunities in the country in different areas in which the removed army generals could participate in to help the new nation to grow.

“There are a lot of opportunities which these general will exploit. Some of these generals have administrative background, they have security background, they have business background and they have agriculture background. It will be an opportunity to utilise their knowledge in establishing and managing private security firms in accordance with the parameters of the law.

"Doing so will bring a positive change in the economy of this country. In fact everybody would be happy to hear that all these retired generals have started producing millions of metric tonnes of food in the next harvesting season which they could not have done while in the active service”, Marial told reporters on Sunday.

However, members of the general public remain skeptical about plans to reassign some of the officers who were removed due to perceptions associated with their performance and competence while serving in the army at different levels.

Meanwhile, Marial has dismissed claims of an alleged coup plot purportedly fermented by some of the generals as one of the reasons behind the president’s decision to embark on security reforms.

“The president still trusts them [the generals]. He has hope in them and they should show good examples in accepting the changes. I know the president may be planning to [re-]assign some of them. Others have actually been assigned. Those who have requested to go for studies will be facilitated so that they can go and get the knowledge they might need to help them while trying to settle and fit into the society”, he explained.

Marial also said that removed officers should feel proud that they had witnessed the birth of the new nation and the achievement of the objectives for which they fought so hard for during the country’s protracted civil war with the north, adding that he encouraged them to support good governance and accept the changes with good grace.

LONG AWAITED DEMAND

Tut Chuol Lam, a native of Languchuk in Upper Nile state currently visiting Juba, described the president’s decision to introduce changes in the military as in line with public opinion on the matter.

“The decision of the president is in the right one. It is one of the long awaited demands of the public. There are those who are not fit to serve in the army but they have been there just for the sake of money. There are a lot of opportunities but which cannot be identified when we focus on why so and so were removed from the army. The new officers should not sleep. Time is up for them to do a lot. They need to make a difference. [They should] start from where their predecessors have left and prepare the ground for those who will [come] after them, as it was for those they have replaced”, Lam told Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

He said he was aware of the different views generated by the changes, but added the majority supported the president’s decision as being good for the country.

In discussions with those opposed to the move, Lam said most of those complaining about the changes were “either affected themselves directly or some of their close family members or relatives”.

He said the decision had caught some by surprise and there was now speculation over what will happen to the officers if they are not immediately re-assigned elsewhere.

"From my analysis, it likes some were taken by the surprise and have started speculating about what will happen if these groups are not assigned immediately. Some individuals have expressed views indicating that the changes were made due to the exhibited lack of discipline, lack of competence like physical strength to remain in the active military services, corruption and other malpractices during their period of service”, he explained.

Bol Wek, a native of Warrap State in Juba said the president was acting in response to public demands to improve the general security situation and reduce the size of government institutions.

“I see these changes as answers to demands of the general public. We have had members of the general public who elected the president repeatedly complaining about security situation in the country and the size of the government,” Wek told Sudan Tribune on Saturday. .

"There have been talks about the need for transformation in all the institutions of government in order to build a strong nation," he added.

There is speculation the Kiir is planning a major cabinet reshuffle to improve service delivery and governance. The move is believed to be facing strong resistance from senior members of his own party - the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) - who stand to lose their positions.

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South Sudan leader relieves senior officers from active service

Text of report in English by state-owned South Sudan TV on 14 February:

Republican decree number 25 for the year 2013, for the relieve of SPLA
[Sudan People’s Liberation Army] officers from active service and
their transfer to the reserve list 2013 AD.

Title and commencement

This decree shall be cited as Republican Decree number 25 for the year 2013, for the relieve of SPLA officers from active service and their transfer to reserve list 2013 AD, and shall come into forces on the date of its signature by the president of the republic.

The decree

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under article 153/2 of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 AD, read together with section 13/B of the SPLA Act 2009, I, Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and Commander-In-Chief of the SPLA, do hereby issue this Republican Decree
for the relieve of SPLA officers from the active service and their transfer to the reserve list as follows:

1. Lt-Gen Taban Deng Gai
2. Lt-Gen James Kok Ruay
3. Maj-Gen Muaj Jiang Deng Kuoch
4. Maj-Gen Simon Kun Puoch
5. Brig-Gen John Mayar Mayiik
6. Brig-Gen. Martin Onguel Mabior
7. Brig-Gen Deng Rokdit Mayar
8. Brig-Gen Simon Mading Ngor
9. Brig-Gen Morris Agang Kuek
10. Brig-Gen Machar Gew Deng.
11. Brig-Gen Patrick Raphael Samoi
12. Brig-Gen. Mamer Makuck Kuol
13. Brig-Gen Monykuer Mayen Anei
14. Brig-Gen Makuei Mathai Ruei
15. Brig-Gen Paulino Kon Dhieu
16. Brig-Gen Kong Ruch Araj Kudu
17. Brig-Gen Obuch Kur Jago
18. Brig-Gen Matthew Arop Oboy.
19. Brig-Gen Khalifah Babikir al-Tinjani
20. Bri-Gen John Kur Jok
21. Brig-Gen Dhieu Ngong Diak
22. Brig-Gen Yar Deng Aguek Tor
23. Brig-Gen Samuel Bullen Alier
24. Brig-Gen Kuot Ajak Arop
25. Brig-Gen Agoth Deng Amieth
26. Brig-Gen Bior Aguer Bior
27. Brig-Gen Richard Kur Bol
28. Brig-Gen Maker Makuei Ijong
29. Brig-Gen Malual Akol Mathiang
30. Brig-Gen Daniel Martin Athiek
31. Brig-Gen Deng Duot Ajok
32. Brig-Gen William Wol Akuei
33. Brig-Gen Manyok Yol Manyok
34. rig-Gen James Gai Ngong
35. Brig-Gen Zachariah Kuach Jok
36. Brig-Gen Anyieth Ajok Anyieth
37. Brig-Gen Majok Lam Makur
38. Brig-Gen Agany Kuach Agoth
39. Brig-Gen Garang John Bill
40. Brig-Gen Malual Monyluak Rou
41. Brig-Gen Nong Agoth Anei
42. Brig-Gen John Jok Nhial
43. Brig-Gen Peter Lou Matiu
44. Brig-Gen Steven Lonj Matir
45. Brig-Gen Victor Giler Salvatore
46. Brig-Gen Peter Pal Teny
47. Brig-Gen John Kutir Bayak
48. Brig-Gen Deng Deng Akon
49. Brig-Gen Siko Ochak Riek
50. Brig-Gen Sarah Ayak Maker
51. Brig-Gen Anyieth Chol Ater
52. Brig-Gen Achol Garang Akuong
53. Brig-Gen Jok Kuer Ruay
54. Brig-Gen Johnson Otor Kuoth
55. Brig-Gen Ajang Manhir Akech
56. Brig-Gen Deng Yai Deng
57. Brig-Gen Kuth Akuei Kur
58. Brig-Gen Wol Deng Diek
59. Brig-Gen Bano Ochala Alek
60. Brig-Gen Konj Madut Agoy
61. Brig-Gen Daak Nyiel Ruay
62. Brig-Gen John Gatkuoth Bithou
63. Brig-Gen John Both Luak
64. Brig-Gen Riek Guer Deng
65. Brig-Gen Peter Akuen Jok
66. Brig-Gen Kuoth Kun Thuok
67. Brig-Gen Michael Toth Jiath
68. Brig-Gen William Tiek Nhial
69. Brig-Gen Francis Othuro Atary
70. Brig-Gen James Juma Khamis
71. Brig-Gen Barnadhino Fernalado Ojeri
72. Brig-Gen Edward Zachariah Galgura
73. Brig-Gen Marjan Youhani Kuago
74. Brig-Gen Moses Mathai Luet
75. Brig-Gen Andrean Kuch Bol
76. Brig-Gen Salvatore Longar Gel
77. Brig-Gen Santina Al-Harah Atem
78. Brig-Gen Simon Riek Rieth
79. Brig-Gen William Gatkuoth Dhiew
80. Brig-Gen Stephen Gawar Manyok
81. Brig-Gen Stephen Yual Tutdel
82. Brig-Gen James Tag Lil
83. Brig-Gen Chuol Kagan Nyiel
84. Brig-Gen Chuol Lip Paal
85. Brig-Gen James Gatwich Lual Jok
86. Brig-Gen Wor Majok Pieny
87. Brig-Gen Peter Gathjang Ruay
88. Brig-Gen Joseph Bilieu Jar
89. Brig-Gen Peter Nyieth Chuor
90. Brig-Gen Simon Goth Nyiir
91. Brig-Gen Ter Torkit Rambang
92. Brig-Gen Simon Ujong Rieth
93. Brig-Gen Gabriel Maluth Kuel
94. Brig-Gen Victor Anon Lal
95. Brig-Gen James Henry Tarnieu Uyogu
96. Brig-Gen Joseph Deng Bior
97. Brig-Gen Otura Kaku
98. Brig-Gen Lado Budamuj Nangiru
99. Brig-Gen James Kuek Luach
100. Big-Gen Charles Oguenj Ijogoy
101. Brg-Gen Makuei Akech Ajou
102. Brig-Gen Alfred Majok Madut
103. Brig-Gen Guang Matayo Ukua
104. Brig-Gen Kuol Atem Bol
105. Brig-Gen Kuer Dau Atem
106. Brig-Gen Agustino Maduot Parek
107. Brig-Gen Deng Agok
108. Brig-Gen James Achien Akuei
109. John Malis Jar
110. Philip Lolori Ijina
111. Brig-Gen Peter Yol Agok
112. Brig-Gen Rizik Zachariah Hasan
113. Brig-Gen Efision Kon Guak.
114. Luis Lobong Lojore
115. Anderia Mayar Akoch
116. Brig-Gen Kuach Ator Anyang
117. Brig-Gen Gabriel Ayuk Achbel

Issued under my hand and seal of the Republic of South Sudan in Juba, this 14 day of the month of February in the year 2013 AD.

Signed: Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander-In-Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, Republic of South Sudan, Juba.

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  • 18 February 2013 05:51, by Jalaby

    The real reason behind the removal is lack of cash, no money to pay to them and you know their salaries and benefits are so high!
    I’m very sure the oil money they stole will make them very rich people in the world up to their 7th generation!

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    • 18 February 2013 06:23, by Big Boy

      Dear!J
      Thought from the very beginning, when things first began to collapse, that what the collapse meant had everything to do with whether it was real or created. When people are hungry and frightened they will agree to almost anything. My apprehensions arose anew when the Kiir Nations was elected to office, the most extreme left-wing radical to ever occupy the splm offices are doing.

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      • 18 February 2013 07:10, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        I can do things throught my influence,I thank God for that, we need no more Generals as we used to do , some of fake general were promoted by Bashir to execute his evil deed against Dinkas, everyone must go home to live normal life, one man we will never remove is LT Gen Kuol Manyang Juuk is potential defend or president of this country and every army officer has a big respect for him, thank you

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        • 18 February 2013 08:08, by Bolman

          kiir his days started to be end on earth he will follow Garang as soon as possible let us prayer God forgive our president he don’t know what to do let his soul raise in peace he is a less a man in all over the World pleace Father foooooooooooooooorive him we know as you know he is a sinsfull just forgive him long lives Dr Machar gstnyagonyang jin ruiec wicdu goa ni mi teek gueth Riek Machar jin r

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    • 18 February 2013 06:35, by Tong dut

      Good move, they will go to DAVID YAU YAU.

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      • 18 February 2013 07:17, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        I know those who are afraid of Kuol Manayang Juuk will not like but We will never remove LT Gen Kuol Juuk because he is the watchdog of this country. Otherwise he’ll will rumble in our SPLA party, army love Kuol Juuk the non defector,

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    • 18 February 2013 06:49, by Nuer Empire

      Jallaby:In North Sudan,one man holds two or more jobs.Our President is right to open spaces to others with no jobs,not like your hell and hottest zone there.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 18 February 2013 07:46, by George Bol

        Young officers in the army are able to do the job. Good that many militia are retiring only Peter Gadet remain by mistake.

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    • 18 February 2013 07:19, by Wek Kawaja

      Jalaba
      stop pokin ur nose n dirty mouth into our affairs didnt u hear now our ally the USA is hostin donors to support s. sudan economically while the world bank is fundin our pipeline construction?! man dont u feel ashame of ur gay bashit n gay manafa Ali manafa being wanted by icc?

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    • 18 February 2013 19:43, by Badi Malawi

      Anyway we appreciate the formers generals for their effort they did which lead to independent of south sudan, pliz relax at ur home and join politics

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    • 18 February 2013 20:01, by SPLM- DC Hardliner

      Kiir is now realising the disadvantage of promoting illitrate Dinka renegades whose motive is to loot from the South Sudanese people. since there is no oil money,cowboy has no option apart from halting thier accomodation. the days of Kiir and his looting Dinka team are numbered.

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  • 18 February 2013 06:00, by master

    they could become trouble maker

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    • 18 February 2013 06:58, by Jay

      Is that the only hope you Sudanese are counting on to put Sudan back as a one country? Goodluck to you!

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    • 18 February 2013 07:36, by Nibs

      Master,
      1st lady of the republic of Sudan, how was your morning fucking with bashit? Jobless idiot who is possess with south sudan internal affairs.Mr. Illiterate gay,watch your rotten mouth full of ’asawut’.

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  • 18 February 2013 06:04, by kamal

    To downsizing the army is Good decision

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  • 18 February 2013 06:14, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Initially, President Kiir is not mistaken he is making another term of promotion from lower to upper class for jounior officers and security modernization or reform.

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  • 18 February 2013 06:25, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    For governors, president kiir removed military rank and remain as civil servant as governor without military sound. but to understand well president kiir did not sacked four of them from governorship after Chol Tong Mayay.

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    • 18 February 2013 07:09, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      I can do things throught my influence,I thank God for that, we need no more Generals as we used to do , some of fake general were promoted by Bashir to execute his evil deed against Dinkas, everyone must go home to live normal life, one man we will never remove is LT Gen Kuol Manyang Juuk is potential defend or president of this country and every army officer has a big respect for him, thank you

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    • 18 February 2013 12:34, by GOOD GOVERNANCE

      Guys its a policy of our Government to remove the Generals as Degreed by the President in accordance to whatever either SPLA Military Council Regulations or RSS Transitional Consitution.
      Second. These Gens. are not dismissed but put in reserved SPLA List.
      Third Let us wait for the further arrangement of SPLA.
      Let us use our Intellactuality instead of Offensive words

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      • 18 February 2013 15:22, by Joseph

        Good Governance, pliz educated those of DDS and his likes. These Gen. were not fired but instead put in reserved force. Who does not understand what is reserved forces here?. In UG the bro of M7 Sallim Sally is the commander of reserved force of UG. These Gen. will be consulted in case of any offense by outsiders. pliz stop u useless criticism on this web if u have nothing to contribute.

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  • 18 February 2013 07:01, by Jojo

    The removal of our senior military officers is normal. It is time for them to rest and start opening their private companies.
    Our money is being taken by privates security agencies such as, Warriors,KK Security etc... These gallants retired officers had all those capacities to start their own in which they will serve with diginity because they are supporting their country.

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    • 18 February 2013 07:15, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      I know those who are afraid of Kuol Manayang Juuk will not like but We will never remove LT Gen Kuol Juuk because he is the watchdog of this country. Otherwise he’ll will rumble in our SPLA party, army love Kuol Juuk the non defector,

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      • 18 February 2013 07:26, by Jojo

        Hi Dinka D, You are mistaken. Kuol time will come and he will go like any other officers. We have the best watchdog of this country who did not participate in killing innocent people. Soon you will see or hear their names and they will be like guiding stars to our country South Sudan.

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      • 18 February 2013 07:33, by Wek Kawaja

        Dinka dominate shit
        what do u mean when u say we cant remove lt kuol manyang juuk n i dont see ur ass in any post in sinior government n no body is afraid of juuk as u claim he be removed any time soon. what ur doin is inciting hatred in s. sudan ur nothin bt a traitor. a dead dog is better off than ur sorry ass
        mother fucker cock sucker. ur true identity if we talk about truth ur an agent 4rm khartoum.

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        • 18 February 2013 08:43, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          First of all you are dumb, second to it, you are poor, thirdly, you are uneducated foolish, fourthly your English is disgusting website, fiveth, you are a son of food lover, sixth, you are nothing but street kid with no future, seventh, I don’t speak your useless language because I’m not in your league,
          Go and find your type,

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          • 18 February 2013 09:11, by Wek Kawaja

            Dinka dominated shit
            Oh am dumb now? so were do u work coz no body knows were u work ur jz an enemy within! ur jz a pain in the ass! do u get what am sayin? can u show ur self 2 me personally n stop hiding behind bars man n u says ur holdin nyagateen were if ur not a rebel who is mentally retarded jz show ur true self if ur not a coward....

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          • 18 February 2013 10:11, by Jojo

            I have pity on you Dinka Dominated teethless. You better measure who you are and what you are writing. Your contribution have no any value to this website.
            Adjust your mind and come back to your sense. Contribute something which is meaninglful. You comment about english, do you know that your sentences are not matching grammatically?
            Soon Kuol will be looking after his cattle.

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  • 18 February 2013 07:10, by Man without fear

    Gud work done president Kiir,
    My dear S.M.officers , do not give up in the development for our new nation, the government is ours you are still very important in this nation your rights as South Sudanese are still calms , plise share some ideas with your bros, and Sists
    I really appreciated the Min. of Information Barnaba Marial for his statement in this article he is giving the gud remarks to ...

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  • 18 February 2013 07:47, by manyang mawech

    Kuol was already relieved from army since to 2005 if u dont know that then u are fools.. Kuol himself told the news when he was asked to be Defence Minster last time…he stated that he is not going back to army just only civilians job.. second, it is reform of nation to limit the army numbers..for burget ..but it is not those relieved are not good..but we know u are insane mind,@D.Dominate

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    • 18 February 2013 08:50, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Of course you will not know since your gangs party called sim is dead long time ago, do you know where I work? You be sorry if you k ow me otherwise just late me say what I know because I’m holding all your nyagateen in my hands,
      Kuol never leave the army and the army will never late Kuol go, Kuol is the second powerful man in south Sudan everyone know it,

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      • 18 February 2013 12:28, by Nuer Empire

        To useless Dinka Dominated SPLA/M:You are the most unwanted rubbish in SOuth Sudan.You deserve to be burned and die quite in with rubbishes there! You are symbol of death and shame to your family aka Ngok who sold out their land to Arabs.Bullshit
        The Nuer Empire

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    • 18 February 2013 10:21, by Jojo

      Kuol refused to be Defence Minister because his personal intrest were not met.

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  • 18 February 2013 07:47, by Pif Paf

    Mr.Kiir decision is due to the repeated talk of a possible coup. The removal of a large number of senior generals is simply to reduce the threat to Mr.Kiir presidency.

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    • 18 February 2013 08:30, by EES Kingmaker

      Pif Paf,
      Which coup are you talking about? Listen President Kiir is not a fugitive leader nor is he a power usurper like criminal Bashir. Changes are normal in any old or new country. It is only NCP cabals and your likes that tirelessly campaign and preach misfortunes in South Sudan. This is a mere dream which won’t happen. Plse don’t divert our attention. Sudan series of coups are known.

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      • 18 February 2013 08:48, by Pif Paf

        Kindmaker,
        The possibility of a coup on kiir is very real my friend. Did u not hear about the rumor’s in Juba recently? Even Kiir himself addressed this issue & warned his general not to attempt it. A coup could actually be S.Sudan’s only hope before it disintegrates. Even your friends in the US are now saying this is a possibility.

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        • 18 February 2013 09:15, by EES Kingmaker

          Pif Paf,
          These are mere rumors that came from Khartoum’s evil design__a nation that usually bases its official reports about South Sudan on falsehoods, manufactured lies. Rumors are never translated into coups though decision-makers in Sudan think along that line. Coups are good non-democratic countries like Sudan that imposes its outdated version of Shari’a law and returns that country

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          • 18 February 2013 09:22, by EES Kingmaker

            the path of an unfortunate obscurantism__primitive life current nations can’t stand to afford. No any amount of evil intention can make us disintegrate as a nation in anyway. NCP tried thousand times but all in vain. Instead, it is my advice for you to overthrow Bashir illegimately-elected Government before the ICC comes in, let alone SRF(Sudan black power) recovers its stolen power since 1821.

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        • 18 February 2013 10:17, by Jojo

          Pif Paf,
          Today I agree with you; for sure Kiir missed to be thrown into a gargabe narrowly. Let us not deny the truth a times Mr. Kindmaker.

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          • 19 February 2013 09:10, by EES Kingmaker

            Jojo,
            The issue is used by Master for propaganda purpose. How many coups did Bashir-led Government foil? In Africa, it’s normal to maintain or overthrow any Government regardless of the means it came to power. What moral authority does NCP Bashir have to talk about deomcratic governance after 24 years of autocracy and misrule? Do you call that denial of truth Mr Jojo?

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  • 18 February 2013 07:58, by Kenyang

    There was/is no dire need to reform SPLA. What needs immediate reform is corrupt and degrade SPLM- start with Salva Kiir himself. If anything else, it’s police force. With war of reoccupation of South Sudan loomingfrom NiF. You got to be stupid on your timing messing up SPLA structures.

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  • 18 February 2013 08:13, by manyang mawech

    Guys, if Kiir dismissed all Nuer’s Gens..do u think it will help him to stay in power for another ten years?..I dont think so..if people realisze that he is doing something else than Reform, believe me ..anyswer will be the worse ..let us put it as a Reform..Kiir is our president … not tribe president..let him do his job without interrupt him…we will see the results soon..

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  • 18 February 2013 08:23, by master

    i know SPLM members and pro-SPLM could support any decision iusse by kiir and then cry like women as they did when kiir shut dowm oil and now they are in dilamme and begging sudan to allow their oil to pass
    tomorrow you will cry for what kiir did when these sacked GL form new rebellion
    i wish BAD LUCK

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    • 18 February 2013 08:42, by Jay

      Master’s wife, you should continue begging for cash in the middle-East; don’t ever hope of South Sudan oil going through Sudan again. That’s your wishful thinking that will never come true!

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      • 18 February 2013 08:53, by EES Kingmaker

        Master,
        Since figutive Bashir usurped power in 1989, how many army officers did he purge? Did he do that in bad faith and cling to power as he is still doing? Go anywhere and you won’t miss reforms in the army, security sector, Govt. and civil service, etc. What is so sepcial about South Sudan that pains you if not selfish concerns? It is time SPLA and other forces be transformed and reformed.

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      • 18 February 2013 09:05, by master

        Jay
        yesterday you have international confernce for begging in USA
        don’t talk about begging

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        • 18 February 2013 09:50, by EES Kingmaker

          Master,
          What do you call the one conducted close to two weeks ago in Germany with active Sudan participation? Is Sudan not under fiancial pressure? Jay is right. Muslim Sudan has been on begging spree in the name of Islam since 1956. It’s a fact that that shouldn’t be denied. Sudan imposed itself on Arab fold for fiancial gains only as it does not have true, recognized Arab and Islamic character.

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          • 18 February 2013 11:52, by master

            EES
            USA looking for humantarian aid to feed your hungry people
            GERMANY looking for investment opportunty
            which relation between investment and relief

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            • 19 February 2013 09:46, by EES Kingmaker

              Master,
              Sudan is not food self-reliant for its own citizens alone. USA is a close friend to South Sudan. It can come in anytime to help our natural disaster victims that can strike anywhere. Don’t you sympathize with those victims? Germany is not looking for investment opportunity per se. The conference it held in its territory is to rescue cash-starved Sudan.

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  • 18 February 2013 08:23, by manyang mawech

    If Kiir’s activities come tribal man activities..then people will answer him in stronger term,…whether he retired every gen from Nuer we will still have answer .. to us it is not a big deal..to retire our Nuer gens… it will make it looks very clear…but he is not doing that ..that is why I support his decision

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  • 18 February 2013 08:27, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Those general are brothers,sisters,they can run with big belley. We need young officers with few general. old general must come to publice service and political civillians to develope the country by working at civill administration. They can not be in the fronline for their life. They need to works as civillians.

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  • 18 February 2013 09:13, by New Government

    To empty brain.
    remember there is no military officer who don’t retied in this world. this country is not for one person to stay in office until he die like Gadafa who died in the office.
    mr president that is good move remain some cabinets that you misplaced them in wrong position who failed to deliver service to the citizen.

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  • 18 February 2013 09:32, by wang

    Good move Mr. President.

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    • 18 February 2013 09:57, by Tong dut

      South sudan president, a good begger in the world.

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  • 18 February 2013 09:54, by cbuongdit cholkua

    Master! don’t you feel ashame of calling yourself Arab? look at you, you just a cloned ass arab African. And that’s really mastering.

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  • 18 February 2013 09:57, by NO PEACE

    Kiir will be out in juba very soon this is a time for Riek Machar in the country.

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    • 18 February 2013 13:31, by jwok

      Dear NO PEACE
      I KNOW YOU’RE SUPPORTING RIAK BECUASE HE’S FROM YOUR TRIBE
      AND FAMILLY , AND I AM SURE YOUR ARE SEEKING FOR POSITION IN GOVERNMENT
      DON’T EXPLOIT IT FOR YOUR INTEREST

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  • 18 February 2013 10:20, by New Government

    No peace.
    better turn you rotten mouth away the article did not talk about kiir and Raik. am sorry for being second wife to Raik his first will soon open case against you empty brain.

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  • 18 February 2013 10:40, by Makunon

    Gens. names transferred to reserve list and the same names in active list of salary is like painting the wall.

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  • 18 February 2013 13:44, by Guandong

    The move will not pave the way to convention instead it will frustrate it. But by any mean Salva will not come back to power unless only if we are not born in this country. your plot is clueless, all this removed will one day come back to military.

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  • 18 February 2013 13:52, by Guandong

    You removed Tabang bcoz he declared himself to be Nuer n suspended the 1m budget to Warrap, Simon Kun thesame. why not Kuol Manyang who finished Jonglei pple? Salva as my president, I don’t want even to see ur image on SSTV or anymedia as u are a failure. ur plot is to consolidate ur own Dinka. Shame on lawless ppl. we meet in field(Election)
    u will win unless u raised all deceased ppl to life.

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  • 18 February 2013 17:14, by Yic Aye Luel

    he who is not happy with this changes is a fool. these generals are the corrupt people who assume that they are guerrilla fighters, they do not want to deliver service to the will of people of south Sudan but they just want to fill their pockets with money. when ask why they don’t service accordingly they say that they have suffered in fighting for this country (pan ci ok koth guor thin).

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  • 19 February 2013 06:46, by Paac

    Wow replacement ahh, think deeply people the order was an hidden political system that Salva Kiir did, so that he can cheat 2014 election. Those who replace the current official are the Kiir favorite people.

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