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Rebel leader Johnson Uliny in Juba to discuss peace deal with Kiir


June 13, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudanese former rebel leader Johnson Uliny arrived in Juba on Thursday to verify his acceptance of an amnesty offered by president Salva Kiir Mayardit.

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Rebel commander Johnson Olony speaks to the press upon arrival at Juba international airport on 13 June 2013 (ST)

Uliny, while addressing journalists at Juba International Airport on said his presence in the South Sudanese capital was a sign of peace. The former rebel leader was convoyed by politicians from Upper Nile, mostly from his the Shilluk Kingdom.

"I’m here in Juba today as a response for amnesty, with regard to all welcome offered to me by all politicians from Shilluk communities and the SPLA officers make an impression to me a lot", said Uliny.

The arrival of rebel leader was witness by some high ranking officers from South Sudan’s army (SPLA), including Maj Gen Mai Paul. The officials expressed concern that Uliny and other Southern rebels, who accepted the amnesty offer in Unity state had both been backed by the Sudanese government.

Uliny claims he received supports from South Sudanese while fighting against government, but earlier this month admitted that his forces had received logistical support and militarily training from Sudanese government.

The ex-rebel dismissed the Sudanese government allegation that the South Sudanese government is supporting Sudanese rebels - the SPLA-N - in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

Uliny urged on remaining groups of rebels in South Sudan to immediately respond to the amnesty offered by South Sudanese president in order for development to take place in the new nation.

Brig-Gen Malaak Ayuen Jok, the SPLA’s head of information and public relations, says Sudan has been supplying heavy ammunition to the rebels as part of a proxy war against the world’s newest nations.

"We are going to organise a press conference so that these things will be display and they themselves will tell the public where do they acquired these weapons, Sudan is accusing us but [...] they don’t have any tangible evidence they can present to the public, but we have and these people they are living evident that actually the Sudan government has been undermining South Sudan", said Jok.

In April over 3,000 rebels group with over 78 vehicles and heavy ammunition lead by General Bapiny Monytuel entered Unity state from South Kordofan, paving the way for other groups to also accept the presidential amnesty and peace talks.


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  • 14 June 2013 07:02, by George Bol

    These militia muts be integrated to Mapel, Abyei, renk, Heglig and Jau junction.

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    • 14 June 2013 07:23, by Ayom Ayom

      I wonder why Bashir cannot do the same to the Sudan Rebels as Salva Kiir did the same by granting Amnesty?

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    • 14 June 2013 07:44, by Chol A.

      Bro, integarted these thugs militias into those area will not solve their problem because they will again devert our secretto their usual friends in North, have you seen Pater gatede have failed to catch Yau Yau.Do you think this guys are really after peace? i am sure they will again run ways because they dark minded people.

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      • 14 June 2013 10:48, by Dau-network

        Did those rebels achieved anything or just back with empty hands like their teachers except blood on their necks .some people could blame Dr Garang for keeping FOES in high instead downgrade them or eliminated them, that why make everyone claims to be rebel to gain big position like Yau Yau and Riek M but he was right, he thought that they would learnt from the pasts while nyigatism is a genetic

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    • 14 June 2013 07:59, by Dinkawarrior

      This System of welcoming all the traitors and leave them with their highest ranking is what destroyed our country. For example, Dr. Cieth Traitor Holocaust Machar massacred 1.5 millions and he was awarded to be a Vice, Matip Nhial killed thousands of people and he was appointed to be General Chief of staff, Gatdey murdered thousands and he was elected to be a Division General, and mach more.

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      • 14 June 2013 08:20, by wang

        When are you going to claim back your beautiful daughters and young boys were abducted in early 90s by Nuer warriors (Jaang/Slaves) instead of wasting your daily time on the net yielding loudly on Dr. Riek name? Time is running out and we are going to double that 90s number if your idiotic President may dare refuse to hand over the leadership to someone else in a matter of time

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        • 14 June 2013 08:53, by John The President

          @Wang you finally agree that they idiots abducted children and women,in your own view do you think those who committed such act can lead this nation. Riek is not capable of leading this country, he should have ordered the Nuer men who abducted the children under his command to return them before thinking of presidency.

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          • 14 June 2013 09:19, by wang

            @John The President, So are saying only those Dinka leaders who have murdered the non Dinka have/are capable to rules, while those who indirectly killed Dinka in revenged cannot have a chance to rules this country…. Well, I think that entitle your own opinion not the public as far I know… Dr. Riek will run this country despite of your tribalism hatters toward---Nuer

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            • 14 June 2013 09:36, by John The President

              Wang, the point is not that I hate Nuer, but individuals who have pending issues to accomplish before thinking of a high office, you shown a concerned in your previous comments that those abducted are in Nuer land, I backup you point by pointing out the responsible person, again should reunite those children with their relatives at all he has what it take to lead.

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            • 14 June 2013 09:47, by LL Reuben

              Riek doesn’t have what it takes to lead. A tribal maniac can’t lead a nation of 65 different tribes. Riek was proven failure when he couldn’t managed his Nuer tribe in the 90s when he had them under his control. Matip died with his own legacy, Gatdet has his own legacy, Gordon Koang Chol is reeling in detention in Khartoum with his own legacy, all were under the comand of Riek in the 90s.

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              • 14 June 2013 09:57, by LL Reuben

                You’re accusing others of being tribally allegiance but I don’t see any rationale behind your support of a proven failure (Riek) except that he’s Nuer like yourself. As you acknowledged on your post up there, Riek who solicited abduction of children, maiming of the elderly folks and looting of civilians properties can’t be considered for leadership by sound minded. RSS is not an experiment...

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                • 14 June 2013 10:10, by LL Reuben

                  so a human right violator can also gets chance to lead a country inhabited by people. Riek will drools in a sea of shame comes compagn time if he decided to contest for RSS leadership.

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                • 15 June 2013 02:20, by aguotwany@live.com

                  Guys, we are all people of South, Sudan and will choose whoever we believe to lead us a head and forget about those tribal mentality please . Be just productive citizens instead dividing ,what gift will you gain from these negatives . Let’s preach peace and good beginning in our society . Thank

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            • 14 June 2013 10:48, by william

              You stupid tribalist idiot, if you are outside south Sudan you better first come in and know whether dinka are against all nuer community or only traitors triators Like your defector whom your are praising in vain. To inform you Moi Kong Nyuon are from Nuer and they are qualified to compaign for prsidency in south not Riak.

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            • 14 June 2013 14:53, by mathem jech amer

              Riek will run this country, THIS USUAL NUERS VISION OF NGUNDEENG. Who was Ngundeeng? Nuers god, spearmasters, prophet, etc? Is there anything make Nuers deeply believe in Ngundeeng prophecy? Pasters, Priests, Catechists, Evangelists and intelecctuals including Jesus Christ believe in Ngundeeng. Do Nuers really believe in God since they worship Nyundeeng?

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        • 14 June 2013 22:29, by panom lualbil

          Welcome MR JOHNNSON ULINY and integrated with your fellows. You’re still honor not like RIAK MACHAR whose rebellion caused lives of civilians of other tribe-dinka bor.

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      • 14 June 2013 08:29, by wang

        Dinka cowardor?
        It will take 5000 years to all Upper Nile region Dinka population to reach 1.5 million, forget about that your little shits tiny community so called greater Bor community….

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        • 14 June 2013 09:48, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          You are right Wang,If our population reached 1.5 million,all of the South will worship us,God knows why our kids dies from Malaria depite using anti-malarial drugs.We people of Bor County are punished with small population for the sake of humanity.

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      • 14 June 2013 12:18, by Walgak Ewechda

        The government of Salva Kiir is the rotten government to the core (Professor Nyamlel)
        So the government is still under former comrade, all those big bellies senior government official have rotten brain, we better elect new and young leader.

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      • 14 June 2013 17:07, by Tut Tut

        Everything come with a cost. If those you perceived to be traitors are indeed stopped your honey moon with a looted 4 billion US Dollars, then the cost for you is to come down to earth and term with them in good faith, else you will risk falling when they cut the rope letting you dropping to finish. Make your calculation, which way you choose?
        By the way, who is the reall traitor?

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    • 14 June 2013 08:12, by Sundayw

      EXHIBIT A-001. Now, the inept NCP regime and its Sudan Tribune stooges can present a counter exhibit if it exists about South Sudan support of the gallant SRF forces. We fully understand and sympathize with their struggle and we wish we could support them but they are doing so well on their own just like SPLA did since c. 1983.

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  • 14 June 2013 07:07, by Akoch A. Magardit

    Sometimes a humble man is nimble man. I believe our C-in-C and C-G-S for SPLA are playing a very imperative role towards a rebel free South Sudan and would eventually mitigate inter-communal fights. My special thanks to the respondents to the presidential amnesty. Your actions mean a sovereign nation of South Sudan.

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  • 14 June 2013 07:11, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    fame and more food are the aims of rebellions in our country,it will be better for the gov to introduce 250ssp card for food [for the weak and greedy deadheads] to stop the bloodbaths.

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  • 14 June 2013 07:25, by Bentiu Elite

    You have done very wise thing MY BROTHER ....let us develop our land let children in SHILLUK KINGDOM go to SCHOOLS and enjoy peace and become good engineers ,doctors ,pilots....etc of South Sudan. The only way for us to develop our beloved south Sudan is through the way you have shown.....MANY THANKS BRO ...ULINY

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    • 14 June 2013 09:30, by Peacocktail

      This is how the Big brother behave maturely, Your mother deliver you and buried your birth rememant in South Sudan soil. Welcome to your homeland. Join your people to compaign for their needs and development. Your President and Citizens need you at hom Gen. Uliny.

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  • 14 June 2013 07:59, by Ping Yes

    I applaud you for well said statement.Only food and greedy for power make our heros rebelled against their own government and take armed to shed blood of their own innocent fathers,mothers,brothers,uncles,friends and neighbors for self gain.Any rebel how realize this mistake and return home Like Dr.Riek,Uliny and others,welcome home and participate in peace building and not to lead them

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    • 14 June 2013 08:17, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Thank Mr Ping,this issue will cause imbalance representations,I Wish my fellow southerners will elect me as their president in 2020.I will restore rule of law like Matur Chut.When our Generals from Bor were fired in 2007,We asked Kiir about the reasons behind the sweeping changes.he said I will relieve you Bors because I know deep in my heart that you Bors will not rebelled to cause deaths to your

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      • 14 June 2013 08:20, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        brothers.your positions will go to those who wished us harm or create chaos for power only.

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  • 14 June 2013 08:23, by cbuongdit cholkua

    Thank you Uliny for the respond you made. Feels at home and now we will not accused the North any more rather than showing them the proves.Because our last resort is to accept war with Sudan.

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  • 14 June 2013 08:50, by Chogo Chuka

    welldone, people with humble heart know the suffering of inncont people they welcome peace and devolopment rither then fighting ,God bless such leaders

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  • 14 June 2013 08:50, by Chogo Chuka

    welldone, people with humble heart know the suffering of inncont people they welcome peace and devolopment rither then fighting ,God bless such leaders

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  • 14 June 2013 09:02, by New Government

    Am still worried because this guy Johnson is a pretender like Yau Yau.in case of any deflecting the blame will go to national security who doesn’t know their roll, responsibilities and duties.

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  • 14 June 2013 10:33, by Venus Debol

    Now!! how is the government goin’ to accommodate such a big bunch of high ranking illiterate generals who rebels for their personal selfish interest...if accommodated with such uge ranks they will hijack the gov’t.

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  • 14 June 2013 10:48, by Tura Acuse

    Jonhson Uliny made it very clear to us that he accepted the amnesty of the Kiir mayardit through influence to Shiluk politicians. Don’t ask me who are those because shiluk are not many in SPLM. Kiir has watch out the fake General who went to bush with 2 stars. Any way I am the first person who love peace so much. Welcome to Juba.

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    • 14 June 2013 11:58, by michael coma

      Very splendid move mr. Uliny and other leaders who came ahead of you.The oly rat that has remain in it’s hole is Debora Yau yau.All states remained silent now except Jonglei state but God will prevail peace soon in it.

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