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VP urges Murle community to persuade youth to desert Yau Yau’s rebellion


February 24, 2013 (BOR) - South Sudan’s vice president, Riek Machar, has urged Murle community elders and leaders to persuade their young men siding with David Yau Yau to desert his rebellion.

During a visit to Jonglei’s capital Bor on Sunday, Machar said that disarmament process in Pibor county is about to recommence after months of suspension.

“The government wants to look at the measures to be taken to make sure that civil populations are not affected”, Machar said.

The vice-president said he planned to consult with Murle leaders on whether they are “ready to persuade the youth to come back”, otherwise the army would move to force disarmament in rebellious areas of Pibor.

“We want to understand the views, if disarmament is done, how will it affect the civil population, we want to secure the population, we don’t want to put the people at risk”, the vice-president told the press at Bor airport.

He called upon community members of Pibor county to cooperate with civilian authorities and the army, by handing over their guns voluntarily “so that the place can be secured properly”.

Peace process with Yau Yau in Pibor

Two weeks ago, elders, intellectuals and members of parliament representing Murle communities in both Juba and Jonlgei assemblies, were in Pibor to lobby for Yau Yau to join peace negotiations with South Sudan’s government.

The rebel leader is suspected to be living around Nanaam River in the east of Pibor county.

In April last year, Yau Yau launched his second rebellion after taking sick leave to travel from Juba to Nairobi. Instead he proceeded to Khartoum from where it is believed he began to send in his supporters to recruit young men in Pibor in August.

Machar visited Bor on his way to Pibor with South Sudan’s defence and veteran affairs minister, John Kong, health minister Michael Milly Hussein, deputy minister of commerce, industry and investment Kengen Jakor, minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, Joseph Lual Acuil, among others, to find out if Yau Yau had agreed to enter peace talks with the government.

“[A member of the council of states,] Ismael Konyi and the deputy minister of commerce, industry and investment Kengen, had been part of the mediation process, they made contacts with Yau Yau. This time, we are going together, to get the new reports. If Yau Yau has accepted to talk, then we will see so that the process can kick off”, the VP said as he waited to board the plane in Bor.


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  • 24 February 2013 21:30, by Kim Deng

    This laughing machine, Riek Machar should not waste his time on this case. The only way to bring Murle unrest to and end is to give them (Murle & Lou Nuer) three months to resolve thier issues in warfield.

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    • 25 February 2013 02:55, by Deng II

      This Killing Machines person is not a right person to pursuance peace in that State infact Yau Yau will not listening to him at all. He killed Bor people like killing cockroachs before. It is like Hitler going to Isreal to preach peace while he is a Pandemic Disease in that area.

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      • 25 February 2013 07:06, by Jay

        Vice president Idea of talking to Murle leaders was a good idea; the question is how did the talk end up? Murle leaders need to make it clear; do they need violence or peace among their people? Vice president himself was the one who stop Lou Nuer youth from destroying Murle last year. He should make it clear to Murle leaders they should not be lucky for the second time!

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        • 25 February 2013 07:29, by Mi diit

          Riek Machar’s statement while inside Bor town is well taken. The Murle should not be exempted from forceful disarmament. Others were forcefully disarmed and become their hunting den. Yauyau and Murle youth must choose between peace and disarmament and military action. They should not be left wild and kill others at will.

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    • 25 February 2013 05:58, by Tong dut

      Yau yau, kill nuer and those dinkas, who will get your guns?

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    • 25 February 2013 06:19, by Malou Manyiel

      I don’t blame Riek Machar as a person but am blaming the whole government of South Sudan and its army wing, the SPLA for being so stupid. How many times did SPLA says that Yau Yau rebellion can be put to an end within days, yet it is Yau Yau now killing them and innocent civilians? I in person has lost trust in our government and the army. What is wrong dealing with this Yau Yau militarily?

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    • 25 February 2013 08:57, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      The idea of VP to persuade peaceful mean of solving conflict is good but Will David Yauyau accept peace?, how many times should Pesident Kiir give him amnesty? to me Ismail Konyi and David Yauyau planned another deadly tactice, if David Yauyau want peace his troops should be relocated near SPLA GHQ where his movement should properly monitor by SPLA.
      Otherwise Yauyau is the S.S Joseph Konyi.

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    • 25 February 2013 09:52, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      The idea of VP to persuade peaceful mean of solving conflict is good but Will David Yauyau accept peace?, how many times should Pesident Kiir give him amnesty? to me Ismail Konyi and David Yauyau planned another deadly tactice, if David Yauyau want peace his troops should be relocated near SPLA GHQ where his movement should properly monitor by SPLA.
      Otherwise Yauyau is the S.S Joseph Konyi.

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  • 24 February 2013 21:39, by panom lualbil

    You’re wasting time and energy when you’re ’dog’ to be listen to. Of which you were killed like NYUON and like for the same act, but you ran with shit in ur pant and joined Arabs. Leave SPLA alone to capture YAUYAU bitch, your heartbreak for ’ONLY’ ur ppl has zero tolerate.

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    • 26 February 2013 00:51, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Panom LualBil think for ur words befor the rians.

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  • 24 February 2013 21:59, by jacob mayen ajuoi

    wasting of time, these people they don’t listen. the only ways to do is the Murle to be crash.otherwise without doing this.... truly speakig, Jonglei will not enjoy peace forever.

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    • 24 February 2013 23:47, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      The isue of Yauyau will need more recuits from Bor and Lou to join division 8.I have lost hope with the current disarmament units along with there commanders.if 15000 + cannot capture Yauyau,that means we are in a bigger trouble then we thought.

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  • 24 February 2013 23:23, by James Maker Akok

    You these three guy above,
    What you doing here is a tribalism. VP Riak Machar has no problems, he trying so hard to be nice person and you people still causing things against him.
    One tribe Dinka put every Dinka tribe into problems while all Dinka tribes are not against Nuer tribes.

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  • 25 February 2013 00:03, by Paac

    Mr. vice president thank you for urgent the you, but I don’t think Murle will listen to you.Mr. vicepr. you have planned the attack on Murle befor, now murle retaliation seem endlessly.Iam not Murle but if they are defending them from Nuer and Dinka is a right thing to do. Murle don’t give up please till the peace is settle and the agreement.

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    • 25 February 2013 00:12, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      self-defence doesn’t means robbery,Murle are hopeless humanbeings who only stick to one way of life.it is time for change,stealing for living is out-dated and murle should have noticed that.thank vp for your efforts,although you are part of the puzzle.

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    • 25 February 2013 03:00, by Nuer Empire

      The problem for Murle to have their guns is that they thought that SPLA is for one tribe,but it a national army.That is why they make their tribal army characterized with murdering,abduction and looting.Its a terrorist unit operating in pibor county.Good job Gar Nyagoknyang
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 25 February 2013 08:59, by Murle agent

        Ey nuer vampires.
        Buddy you never know what’s waiting for your armies. Your corrupt leaders will regrets of waging the war against innocent murle.....you all need to know that the hell is waiting for your soldiers.
        GOD BLESS MURLE!!!

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        • 25 February 2013 13:17, by Nuer Empire

          Murliel Agent: Guzuloy,zelu! Yau You will be brought either alive or killed.Do you know Sahara Tigling? His body will be given to our wild animals in the game park reserve in Jonglei State.Death to him and his associates!!
          The Nuer Empire

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          • 25 February 2013 13:42, by Murle agent

            NUER VAMPIRE.
            LONG LIVE MURLE OGAN..

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            • 25 February 2013 18:58, by Nuer Empire

              Murle Agent:I believe u are not from Murle rather you are just an agent who doesn’t know anything about Jebe.Listen Jebe:Guzuloy is a hyena and Zelu is a bird called Kiel which I don’t know in English.It is a bird mostly eats the bones or fish and has some long down the next which look like a neck tie.It can grow bigger when it eat lot of bones! You are such a stupid Jebe agent.
              The Nuer Empire

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          • 25 February 2013 15:59, by Gumbulla Junior

            The good 4 nothing -vp is going to pibor to execute his orders to commence military actions.hidden agendas and conspiracy...against murle.
            God bless us.

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  • 25 February 2013 04:50, by George Bol

    Riek machar has caused problem in Jonglei State. He has been arming Nuer and Murle and now pretend to be making peace. What a laughing machine in hiding!

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    • 25 February 2013 06:13, by Nuer Empire

      Jeog Bol:Jong! Murle were armed by Kuol two years ago

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      • 25 February 2013 07:01, by George Bol

        lielchieth nuer emphire. Liel Nyang dhol myagat

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  • 25 February 2013 06:56, by Guandong

    Yes Machar, u are right but will Murlei hear ur calling for peacefull disarmement? The ball is steal at the side of Lou-Nuer officials who agreed to n request the State n National govnt to carry out the forcefull disarmement to Lou-Nuer n being implemented by they.

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    • 25 February 2013 09:02, by wang

      Murle will listen to Riek’s words at this time and hand their guns peacefully to government as we all hope to be their first moves. The recent Walgak, Akobo attacked which results over 143 deaths is shanking the whole country.If they refuse and run away as they did before which of course it is not going to be…. Someone will rearm our Youth against and that would be bitches cycles conflicts…….

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  • 25 February 2013 08:24, by Sudy boy

    Hello, the boy is back, how is the war,the VP has no weakness but the youths have, Murle is a tribe, Yauyau is a man just like any fucken man, so why talking the whole tribe, stop the nonsense dinka n nuer,

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  • 25 February 2013 08:49, by Murle agent


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    • 26 February 2013 01:07, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      shame on primitive tribes like murle plus some educated Murle people.
      If u will not need peace, it’s ur end as Ngondeng said.

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