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March 5, 2013 (JUBA) - The website of South Sudan ruling party (SPLM) - SPLMToday.com has temporarily been suspended earlier this week, according to a source at US-based web hosting company, StartLogic.

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"This site has been suspended", read a statement on visiting the party website.

It it not clear why the hosting company; a subsidiary of Endurance International Group, suspended the south-ruling party’s site.

Officials were not immediately available for comment but when access to the website returned the SPLMToday.com Management Team published a statement saying:

SPLMToday.com, the official SPLM website, was offline and inaccessible to readers between 13:00 and 14:00 GMT on Wednesday 05 March due to some routine technical maintenance on its servers.

This particular maintenance required that the site be put offline during the process that normally takes only a few minutes. Ideally, a friendlier message would have been displayed informing the visitors/readers that the site will be up shortly.

Unfortunately, visitors to the site got a worrying message from our hosting provider stating that the site was "temporarily suspended".

The management team of SPLMToday.com would like to apologize for any inconveniences caused as a result of this inaccessibility (that lasted for less than an hour), particularly as the SPLM Political Bureau was convening at that time.

The management team would also like to attempt to put to rest all other wild speculations of the cause of the ’temporarily suspension’ - it was nothing more than the above.

Only the website was affected by the maintenance. All other services such as the SPLM email, plus other web services were unaffected.

On Tuesday, senior officials were locked up in the party’s political bureau meeting, seeking to review and adopt drafts of the SPLM basic documents ahead of their forthcoming National Liberation Council (NLC) and extra ordinary conventions.

The convention, Anne Itto, the deputy SPLM secretary general said, aims to review the party’s manifesto, constitution, basic rules and regulations as well as the code of conduct.

(ST)

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  • 6 March 2013 09:19, by wang

    It is not a surprise to hear that suspended. Closing the mother land national party website must be something very serious

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    • 6 March 2013 09:25, by Eastern

      Suspending the SPLM website is not just because defaulting on payment only. The fees for hosting this website is peanuts really by SPLM standards. There must be other issues beyound this payment defaulting.

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      • 6 March 2013 09:38, by Mohammed Ali 2

        It is peanuts to the SPLA thieves and loooooooooters, but is a hell of money to the bankrupt SPLA government!What a shame ! Any SPLA thieve can be genurous enough to donate these "peanuts"for the sake of the party of the" mother land". Reckless thieves!

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        • 6 March 2013 10:11, by Paul Chadrack

          the SPLM is at it’s last dying hours. south sudan don’t need any help from international community if the SPLM is still in power.

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        • 6 March 2013 11:06, by Nibs

          Mohamed Ali2
          You’re so fanatic on south sudanese affairs. Why are you so bitter with our thugs? They’re not stealing anything from you. Whether they are stealing from s.sudanese is none of your business. Let us complaint and mine your dirty mouth. Bashit stole $ 9b alone and we don’t said a shit about it.

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        • 6 March 2013 12:49, by Panthou

          Mohammed Ali 2, please let other people benefit from your comments! That is not SPLA website, it’s SPLM website! You got it? Otherwise, I have nothing to comments on here! I am just waiting for the 2015 to cast my vote for wise man who will Democrat our with the infidels North Sudan period.

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        • 6 March 2013 16:24, by zulu

          Taha, you have not accounted for so much billion dollars in what you call royalties. sudanese people will bring you to justice. You cannot continue to call SPLA Looters, as if you had an inch to lose whilst you looted over 6ml barrels from south sudan. your long hand extending to drill oil from south sudan is thuggary.
          It is obvious hackers did the job

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        • 6 March 2013 23:27, by Force 1

          Mohammed Ali seems to have no clue of the definition of the word thief. You don’t call government or someone earning the fruits of his or her own country a thief! Just because you lose that benefit you use to enjoy to the SPLM doesn’t make them thieves.

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          • 6 March 2013 23:28, by Force 1

            The SPLM is earning what they fought for! You can cry any way you want but it’s not going to help you! You can go to the Middle Eastern countries and work just like a housewife. Look up the word thief in the dictionary before you use it.

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      • 6 March 2013 16:06, by Tutbol

        I hope SPLM is not being black-mailed by a company with some ulterior motives. But anyhow, it seems this STARTLOGIC webs’ host will have some goods to tell us.

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    • 8 March 2013 06:28, by Peter Nhiany

      Wang, I quite agree with you; there would be no reason to shut down national military website. Who ever made this decision did not think it out right. Whether it is none payment of hosting fees or political disgruntlement, military should not be suspended. It is not unacceptable and shameful do to so. Decision making in SPLM leadership is weak. I hope there is nothing major in relation this issue.

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  • 6 March 2013 10:36, by Brainz

    I hear "National Party". what do you mean @ Waang?

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  • 6 March 2013 12:00, by Angualadit

    It is just the website that has gone, but time is coming for SPLM to die. It is being led by those who just talk verbally with less practicality.

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  • 6 March 2013 14:16, by kimo

    its a real big shame if the website is suspended for lack of money if we consider the fact that some spla members are among the richest in africa (i mean the 75 thieves who have stolen the money of the poor south sudanese)

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    • 6 March 2013 14:29, by Panthou

      Kimo, you comments like cousin Mohammed Ali 2 too! That’s not SPLA website, it’s SPLM!

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      • 6 March 2013 14:50, by wacjak

        Angualadit or whatever your name may be,
        If SPLM wasn’t practical, you would still be lingering as a slave in Khartoum. I may not be surprised that you are still marginalized in the Sudan, that is why you are so bitter. Come on, grow, read and understand the signs of time and you would celebrate having such a party in this country.
        Suspending website is not tantamount to closure.

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  • 6 March 2013 15:13, by master

    wacjak
    you will be slave again soon
    mark my words

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    • 7 March 2013 13:16, by wacjak

      Mister or whatever bitch you may be!
      I have never been a slave nor do I see myself becoming a slave. I would rather die than allow myself to be enslaved like you in the North.
      Mark my words too. You will adore me one time in the future with that name of mine not that useless fabricated, hidden name of a slave.

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  • 6 March 2013 20:05, by Joseph Canada

    I feel sorry for this Political party. This is the reality that have to be accepted as the result of Nepotistic nomination. In simple words, You hired an ilitrate people who only know the money as wealth to their pockets not to the nation welfare. Dinka leadership is kicking back now and its now spilling to the whole Nation! Shame!!

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  • 6 March 2013 22:55, by Truth Hurts

    To those who think S.Sudanese leaders are LOOTERS, in fact the term LOOTERS does not describe them accurately. However, the term one should consider using is a "THIEF" if the head of state is a "thief" who will prosecute him? He make all decisions based on his naiveness and thief cow mind. By now 2013 since the CPA South Sudan could have reached another level of world class living.
    Truth Hurst

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  • 7 March 2013 00:28, by Jonglie

    Mighty WWW.SPLMTODAY.COM is back online reaching out, stronger than ever. SPLM oyee, SPLM oyee, SPLM oyee.

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  • 7 March 2013 08:09, by Madingthith

    Dear Commentators,
    Please be cool and informed that SPLMToday.com is online now try to check and leave all those blames on SPLM that he did not paid the money to the StartLogic company.
    Thanks for your understanding.
    Thanks
    Madingthith the 2015 Governor

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  • 7 March 2013 11:18, by siddaw

    Hohohooooy!!!
    Splm’s official website suspended? It’s very ironical to hear yet the splm thugs are among the African’s richest people. Lets not be puzzle coz that’s the begining of the Splm’s extinction.
    Bye bye SPLM or who ever u call urself.

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  • 8 March 2013 06:22, by Peter Nhiany

    What is going on here? This is more than just a none payment related issue. SPLM has money that can pay for military website. There must be some political motivation or contention in relation to the suspension of the SPLA website. Why would the government take such an absurd action? Something is not right, but it is the reason best known to the SPLM/A leadership.

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