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We want peaceful party politics, Jikany-Nuer community tells South Sudan presidency


May 4, 2013 (JUBA) – The Jikany-Nuer community of the oil-rich South Sudan’s Upper Nile state said their consistent message to President Salva Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar is to maintain peaceful internal party politics in the interest of the nation.

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Jikany-Nuer community leaders posing picture with South Sudan Vice President, Riek Machar in Juba, May 4, 2013 (ST)

The community reiterated its recommendations to the two leaders during a Saturday meeting with the Vice president of South Sudan Riek Machar who is also the deputy chairman of the ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

On Wednesday the community leaders in the parliament and executive branch met with Kiir and presented to him their concerns in a resolution they earlier passed that called on the two leaders to exercise restrain after commotions over internal party contest for chairmanship and a subsequent republican order by the president withdrawing “delegated powers” from the VP.

Confusion was also caused when one of the Jikany-Nuer sons and current chairman of the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC), Peter Lam Both, on the state-owned SSTV said the “problem” between the two leaders was provoked by VP Machar.

The statement was met with sharp criticisms against Both by his colleagues who together met the president, stressing that Both’s statement did not reflect the position of the community that was presented to the president in the meeting.

During the Saturday meeting with the vice-president community leaders confirmed that the statement by an “individual” was not the official position of the community and its leadership.

David Koak Guok, the chairman of the Jikany-Nuer community in Juba expressed satisfaction over the clarifications presented to them by the VP.

Guok, currently also the chairman of the South Sudan Local Government Board, quoted the VP as saying that there were no delegated powers withdrawn from him.

Machar explained that the “additional functions and duties” given to him in 2007 have either elapsed or that the VP had already discharged them.

Those delegated functions to the vice-president included overseeing the implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and conduct of the referendum on self-determination.

Both processes ended with the January 2011 vote and declaration of independence in July 2011, the VP told the delegation.

Machar, he added, assured them that there were no personal differences between him and his president, adding that only normal internal party politics on transformation and transition were being discussed.

The community however called upon the two leaders to publicly reassure the nation of their continued comradeship in the government and affirming their desire to play peaceful party politics without involving the army or polarizing the communities.

Jikany-Nuer community of the eastern bank of the River Nile inhabits four counties of
Nasir, Maiwut, Longochuk and Ulang in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, with an overall population of nearly half a million, according to the 2008 population census.

In Unity state, the Jikany-Nuer of the western bank inhabits one county, Guit, near the capital, Bentiu.

Leaders like the incumbent governor Taban Deng Gai and Angelina Teny, wife of the vice-president, both come from the Jikany-Nuer community of Unity state.

The community also has a sizable population across the border in the Ethiopian region of Gambella which borders Upper Nile and Jonglei states and its members hold senior political positions in the neighboring country, including the current president of Gambella region, Gatluak Tut Khot.

Familiar places to South Sudanese such as the historical place, Bilpam, where the SPLM/A was headquartered during the civil war years, and Itang, where most of the South Sudanese refugees were resettled in Ethiopia are also inhabited by the Ethiopian Jikany-Nuer communities across the borders.


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  • 5 May 2013 06:08, by Mi diit

    This shows that Jikany Nuer understand politics well. They know it is very normal to contest for party chairmanship. Kiir should understand that he is not a king and South Sudan is not a kingdom of Mayardit family. He should prepare to leave power in a democratic process. And this should begin from now because Kiir is a failure this time.

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    • 5 May 2013 07:57, by Mapuor

      Who are those Jikeny in Juba who are making alot of noise?Are they the Jikeny who slaughtered Dinka officers in their home town Nasir in 1991?Do they want to remind Dinkas of thier home town Nasir?Dear Jikeny,for God sake Nasir is synonymous with Satan in the Dinka minds.Do you still follow Riek to further tarnish the name of your place?Did you gain something from 1991 situation besides Lou

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      • 5 May 2013 08:00, by Mapuor

        incursions and abduction of your children?History should be look at carefully to avoid the past mistakes.Stop making noise and think of rep-recursions of power struggle in 1991.

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        • 5 May 2013 17:30, by Mi diit

          What connects 1991 to the 2013 party politics and advices from Jikany Nuer who in good faith told the two leaders not to quarrel. You should have appreciated them if you really understand the topic. And besides, it is not against Dinka but against an incompetent dictator called Salvatore Kiir Miyerdit. Do you get the message clear. Kiir has done nothing good even to his poor Dinkas.

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        • 9 May 2013 12:40, by SSLA/M Supporter

          Avoid reopening the healed wounds my dear brother if you realy love South Sudan!I am from eastern Jikany Nuer, just like other prominent and loyal SPLA officers! we didn’t slaughtered any Dinka officers from SPLA, those who died during Riek and Garang power struggle, died by negligent from Riek who has the due to protect them from the people whose sons were killed in Garang’s camp!know.

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    • 5 May 2013 08:03, by ksimon

      Jinkay Nuer, open your eyes not to be deceive by people who think they can get away with is lies.
      If Dr Riek is man who think on his people, how come he let all is generals arm forces have moved from their regional pose without saying a word which mean he also a selfish leader want is benefit instead Nuer communities at large.

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    • 5 May 2013 13:34, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      To get the chairmanship for SPLM is not by force Jikany-Nuer community if Riek is not qualified to have it please adverse him to performance better next time,being a chairman for the SPLM,it does not means one to dress in a coat.

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    • 5 May 2013 13:41, by DANDHEL

      Didn,t know Nuers are civilized to the extend they wear suit..Thought that they are murderers,cattle raiders and so much more to say about them...keep it up my Nuer people in suits... though in suit or not they are still idiots and dumb..Dr or not Dr, still the same thing lol..

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    • 5 May 2013 13:48, by DANDHEL

      Talking about Riek PhD...? PhD Stands for permanent Head Damage period....we means, his head is not functioning.. why give a nation to someone with damage Head?

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      • 5 May 2013 19:38, by Nyebiwjuor

        Mr Man! Are you normal really or you’re Mentally ill? What’s happening in you by saying Permanent Head Damage? Did your Dad/Mum reach that end? Less expensive you Dinkas! Dr Machar is gonna lead you whether you guys like it or not.

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      • 6 May 2013 09:56, by Amannyigat Ku Kuat Ran Nek Koc Junub

        @Mr. Danhiel
        When did Nuer become civilize and they are now still not taking bath during dry season. They just take bath at rainy season if you hide it I will not hide bcos i have been there in Nuer for some years.

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  • 5 May 2013 06:13, by siddaw

    To my dear Jikany community.
    U need to be very scrupulous when addressing ur grievances to that empty headed Jurchol’s warlord son (Kiir). He’s more than a junk becoz he’d seen how the interest of the citizens are diminishing in him & that’s marking the end of his political ambition. He’s therefore trying all sorts to win the forthcoming election through unjudicious manners. Watch out, Nuerese.

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  • 5 May 2013 06:22, by George Bol

    Gajaak and Jikang Nuer are the only sections of Nuer who understand little about politic but Lou and Bul are primitive one

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    • 5 May 2013 07:31, by Nuer Empire

      George Bol:We fucked your Bor and Agaar teaching them some good lessons that will go upto centuries with you.
      The Nuer Em

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  • 5 May 2013 06:41, by wang

    George Bol
    You hate them of because they have been fucken you jaangs for years……

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  • 5 May 2013 07:12, by Kim Deng

    Jang (Bol),
    The Nuer as a community will not stop laughing at you if you separate Gajaak from Jikany-Nuer. For your information, Gajaak is a sub-clan of Eastern Jikany-Nuer.

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  • 5 May 2013 07:27, by Gabriel KK

    Riek Machar has been hunting for this top leadership position for three decades using different stretagies which didn’t work, all failed simply becuase he is not anointed to lead this Country because he is a traitor who don’t truth any body but himself because of that fake so called (Ph.D) but he must know that there is a big different between that paper and leading a Nation.

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    • 5 May 2013 08:06, by Mapuor

      His PhD is not relevant to the position he seeks.He is not qualified to lead the nation.He does not even have a sense of humor that is always required in leadership.

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      • 5 May 2013 14:08, by Nuer Empire

        Mapuor:That must be a jealousy!

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    • 5 May 2013 08:09, by Beny yomnhoi

      why jikany-Nuer are deeply involved in politic of upcoming convection?do you think your traitor Dr.Riak will win election! No No No,President Kiir have commitment rather your food lover Riak becoz he left Kiir in fire but now is trying to compete with him, shame on him, i will not cast my vote to him.if you do not convine hence the independence candidate will enjoy meat and no vulture will taste i

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  • 5 May 2013 08:36, by Jong Anthony

    Dear all
    what does it mean when Riak and Salva Kiir have a simple problem ? does this means Dinka and Nuer Problem ?
    or internal problem that can easily be address by other comrades within the SPLM party ?
    let us know neither of them will be bury in party position or their current position
    any change can take place at any time but both tribe will exist forever

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    • 5 May 2013 09:15, by Bentiu son

      Congratulation Eastern Jikany Nuer for your clarification to public,guandit Gatguok(Koak Guok) the Chairman of Eastern Jikany Community go a head with your national advises to President Kiir n his Deputy Dr.Riek Machar not to politicize our gallant South Sudan Army n various security organs as to avoid Rwandazation n Somalization scenarios in fragile new born nation like RSS.

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      • 5 May 2013 09:31, by Bentiu son

        We want a peaceful political democratic transformation so that our normal citizens should live in peace n harmony in their own country.Enough is enough.The Naath Community in general is composes of 14 major clans or tribes:We have got Eastern Jikany Nuer with 3 major sections- Gajiok Nuer, Gajaak Nuer n Gaguong Nuer in Upper Nile State n Ethiopia. In Jonglei Nuer tribes have got 4 major clans

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        • 5 May 2013 09:45, by Bentiu son

          namely:Lou Nuer in former Central Upper Nile with 2 major sections: Mour in Akoba n Goon in Waat meanwhile in Central Nuer in Fangak Nuer tribes have got 3 major clans namely: Gawar Nuer in Ayoud, Laak Nuer in Pom Zarap n Thiang Nuer in Gezira sudd region.Furthermore, Nuer tribes in Western bank of Nile River Unity State consist of 7 major clans namely:Bul Nuer -Goak Mayom N Kuac Mankien,Leek Nuer

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          • 5 May 2013 10:00, by Bentiu son

            in Kaljaak n Rupkona County, Western Jikany Nuer in Guit County,Jagei Nuer in Buow n Koch County, Haak Nuer in Tutnyang n Mayiandit County,Dok Nuer in Adok El Bahr n Leer County n Nyuong Nuer in Payinjiar -Ador n Nyal area.Hence , Nuer are mojority in three State in RSS n one Ethiopian State of Gambella for instant they r majority in Jonglie,Upper Nile n Unity State plus Western Region of Ethiopia

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    • 5 May 2013 09:19, by Nuer Empire

      It is not a tribal problem,but as a tribal problem by Kiir advisors

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      • 5 May 2013 10:32, by Dinkawarrior

        Dr. Cieth Holocaust Machar’s Death is on the way, and you Nyamnyam People have to pay attention. Thank Peter Lam Both for the statements, don’t let the Blinded Traitor Riek spoiling the name of Nuer. Except the empties minded people like Roach or Ruach can support him, Dr. Cicuai is dying anyway. Because he has a lot diseases and his Molestation historically by President Bashit. Shame on him!

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        • 5 May 2013 14:09, by Bentiu son

          Idiot Dinkacoward,shut up cannibal,your Phobia n hatred towards Dr.Machar is known by all in South Sudan but if u prayer for Teny Dhurgon’s death my friend u will kiss your own grave before him. Hence,whether u like him or not 64-1 South Sudanese people will for-sure overwhelmingly vote for him in upcoming National Election 2015,just calm down your idiot President Kiir who has got heart attacks

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      • 5 May 2013 10:35, by Dinkawarrior

        Dr. Cieth Holocaust Machar’s Death is on the way, and you Nyamnyam People have to pay attention. Thank Peter Lam Both for the statements, don’t let the Blinded Traitor Riek spoiling the name of Nuer. Except the empties minded people like Roach or Ruach can support him, Dr. Cicuai is dying anyway. Because he has a lot diseases and his Molestation historically by President Bashit. Shame on him!

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        • 5 May 2013 14:17, by Ruach

          Dinka Looter aka warrior:It would be a shame to me if were Dinka having that name that doesn’t represent my character.When did Dinka become warriors!? Aren’t you ashame of yourself with that name? I have left this site for a long time,but you trapped me back with your attack to me in particular and my Eastern Jikany Nuer in general.Dr Riek is your president in 2015.

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          • 5 May 2013 22:00, by panom lualbil

            Thank you JANKUAY-NUER for saying peaceful party politic. We needed a person we can proud of in presidency, but not a person we can ashame of. REIK MACHAR must listen to MR. COWBOY so to stay in position or must go to khartoum peacefully without nuer follow him. He failed presidency of 1991 against GARANG where he massared innocents ppl and remained as a curse. So this time is for somebody without

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            • 5 May 2013 22:04, by panom lualbil

              interuption from REIK MACHAR. We can be ashame either to used somebody whom arab used against us during our journey to this freedom. Reik needed to bear that in mind.

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  • 5 May 2013 11:42, by manyang mawech

    Dinka worrior,
    you cannot wise someone death. i think you are not worrier like us Nuer. we cannot wise someone death..any way Riek will be your next president dear .. beLIEVE IT NO MATTER WHAT

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  • 5 May 2013 11:45, by manyang mawech

    You phrased Lam Both,, he was seeking for his self interest not community interest has been shown by community leaders so did bother us Nuer

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  • 5 May 2013 13:20, by steven

    This is the best way - first that the citizens have the right to express their opinions and second that the authorities take care of the needs of their citizens.

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  • 5 May 2013 15:31, by Guandong

    Jikany-Nuer, ur move is highly appreciated.

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  • 5 May 2013 16:28, by Gatluak P

    great move Jikany Nuer ’’thumbs up.

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    • 5 May 2013 17:29, by Dinkawarrior

      Roach or Empire!
      Your Nuer have never been under single Supreme Authority. For example, Satan Ngundeng came out from River Nile and want to be Nuer’s King, he was rejected by his own people until he run out mind and turned to be a Cannibal known as Gatluak Manguel and he became against those who are refusing for his lies. Second example is Dr. Traitor Holocaust Machar, called on all Nuer to be

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      • 5 May 2013 19:04, by Dinkawarrior

        Called on Nuer to be Nyagateen under his leadership and joined hands with the Enemies. Unfortunately, he was rejected by some Nuer who are looking forward for the future of Nuer and South Sudan in particularly. Those like our beloved brother James Hoth Mei and John Koang Nyuan, to mentioned few people who wish the name of Nuer to be respected in South Sudan. This Criminal is destroying Nuer names.

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        • 5 May 2013 19:26, by Dinkawarrior

          As long as we’re alive, our country will never be leads by the Molested Traitor who hunt for leadership. This time we need the leader of Choices not the Traitor nor the Caused Murderer. It’s just a matter of while so many applications have been received by God and by ICC for his punishable. Those who are worshiping him because of Money are Condemn to death. Your gangster is on death raw.

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          • 5 May 2013 19:57, by Dinkawarrior

            It’s better to allows Nuer woman to be South Sudanese President than Molested Animal. We wish all the Southerners to be participated and get the right person wherever they found him or her in any community except those who joined hands with the Enemies of South Sudan. We still waiting for ICC responding. His Hell is already prepared by God and he will be ask why he murdered thousands of lives?

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          • 5 May 2013 19:58, by Dinkawarrior

            It’s better to allows Nuer woman to be South Sudanese President than Molested Animal. We wish all the Southerners to be participated and get the right person wherever they found him or her in any community except those who joined hands with the Enemies of South Sudan. We still waiting for ICC responding. His Hell is already prepared by God and he will be ask why he murdered thousands of lives?

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          • 5 May 2013 19:59, by Ruach

            Dinka looter:I don’t know that there should be any member from Dinka to be called warrior like what you have said.The daylight is still out there and there is no room for Dinka thief to rule us in 2015 or beyond.What you have been looting for all these years are enough.Gatluak Manguel has never been Nuer rather he was a Dinka cannibal from Malual Agonbeer in Rumbek leaving his name called Monyluak

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            • 5 May 2013 20:15, by Ruach

              Your corruption has reached its peak and must be stopped in 2015 by putting your uncles aside.You will be shown how the country should be governed in 2015.You proud today and look poorly tomorrow when your wrong deeds of actions are stopped.

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  • 5 May 2013 17:09, by Mi diit

    And I am not surprised that there is no Dinka Community with humanity at heart to equally meet the two leaders to reconcile them. Warmongering dominates their hearts. I appreciate the Jikany Nuer for the bold move to make the country peaceful by advising the two leaders to play politics peacefully and professionally.

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  • 5 May 2013 17:13, by Marco A. Wek

    What a pity, South Sudanese with theiu usual tribal politics. North Sudan will prove themselves right when they said South is not capable of ruling themselves. All those dogs from both sides who beating tribal ear drums should know that both Kiir snd Risk don’t give F about you. And let me ask, you, is Kiir giving money to all Dinka tribes because he is Dinka or is Riak give all Nuer tribe money ?

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    • 5 May 2013 17:16, by Marco A. Wek

      When are you going to humans snd act like one. I am sick and tired of your tribal nonsense. If you nothing to write than don’t write.

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      • 5 May 2013 17:36, by Mi diit

        Marco A. Wek,
        There is a saying that evil triumphant when good people keep silent. You should all wake up and advise your tribally traumatised friends to stop provoking others, or you are equal with them by your silence. I also know that some pretend to be non-tribal when they are in the dark.

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        • 5 May 2013 17:40, by Mi diit

          And I should repeat my relevant question which says: Why are there no Dinka communities, like the Jikany Nuer community who take it upon themselves to reconcile the two leaders, or make Kiir understand that party politics or leadership change is a democratic must, and he should not react to it as personal attack. Why are you keeping quite? Do they fear Benydit or do they want his mess to continue?

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          • 5 May 2013 21:18, by Marco A. Wek

            Mi Diit you too are one of my people I can advise against tribalism.

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          • 5 May 2013 23:43, by LL Reuben

            Mi diit,
            No initial reason to reconcile between Kiir and Machar and so the Dinka perserved their dignity as usual by not lowering themselves to juvenile status for the sake and interest of one individual. On the other hand, it seems that there is a panicking antecipation by severals Nuer communities in trying to push Riek Machar for RSS presidence, something everyone knows.

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  • 5 May 2013 17:50, by Nyonged jau

    I thank the Jikany Nuer community for seeking a peacefull party politics. I hope our president has no problem with that. Again, I don’t agree with those fucken Dinkas who think to rule forever, the new nation shall be a democratic state whereby all the tribes of S. Sudan shall be stakeholders in governonce regardless of any polical position. But let me assure you all, don’t fool the S. S

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  • 5 May 2013 18:04, by Nyonged jau

    Machar cannot and will not be the president of this nation for his life. Let Nuer identify a patriotic hero not Riek the traiter and betrayer .

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  • 5 May 2013 18:44, by chol

    Nuer people are stupid to follow machar again period.

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  • 5 May 2013 21:09, by The Questions Master

    SPLM is set to face serious shake ups no matter how one thinks. FYI, in Nuer (Naath) history, the so called Jikany-Nuer (Naath) are among the best logicians in the entire Nuer community. Try to make up a history among those of Gaatjaak Nuer and you will see how stupid you are.

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  • 5 May 2013 23:04, by Kim Deng

    Coward Jaang/Slaves,
    The King of the Jungle, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon must be the president of South Sudan through Ballots/Bullets if he wants to. It has been a matter of declaring "Kac-lora."

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    • 5 May 2013 23:51, by LL Reuben

      Kim Deang,
      Obviously you’re completely shameless, how often have you unleashed your insanity over the last century and it hasn’t deter how Dinka run everyday business. A former boastful slave calling his master and liberator "slave" is laughable.

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