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July 26, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s recently relieved vice-president, Riek Machar Teny, has broken his silence and called for calm in the two-year-old country, amid growing concerns that violence may be looming as a result of recent political developments.

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South Sudan’s former vice-president, Riek Machar (Photo Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)

In a press conference he conducted with local and international media on Friday at his residence in the capital, Juba, Machar said the challenges he highlighted has unfortunately caused party divisions, but warned that the country will not be allowed to head towards dictatorship and totalitarianism.

Machar was removed earlier this week by president Salva Kiir Mayardit, who also dissolved the entire cabinet.

Kiir, who also chairs the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), also suspended the party’s secretary-general, Pagan Amum Okiech, called for an investigation into his conduct.

Many people believe the removal of the vice-president was directly connected to his recently declared intention to contest the party’s chairmanship this year, which would also give him the ticket for the 2015 presidential elections.

Machar confirmed that he had enumerated six key challenges during a meeting with members of the politburo on 5 March. These included rampant corruption, tribalism, economic problems, insecurity, poor international relations and the party’s loss of vision and direction.

He maintained that such a self-criticism was healthy and should not have caused a problem.

He called on the people of South Sudan to reject violence, adding that such challenges will be addressed peacefully through the SPLM.

Machar further reiterated his decision to challenge Kiir’s leadership and unseat him in the 2015 elections, calling on him to call for a party politburo meeting.

The former vice-president commended the army for its restraint and non-interference in current political processes in the country. If it were not for the discipline of the army, he said the vacuum created would have likely caused further instability.

He called on Kiir to form the new cabinet, saying the country is in a political and constitutional crisis, adding that the president should have immediately appointed a new cabinet following the dissolution of the previous one.

He also revealed that he was not consulted by the president about his decision to dissolve the cabinet, adding that he hadn’t seen the president since 23 July when the decrees were announced.

At the SPLM’s March politburo meeting, Machar asked Kiir to support him to take over the party chairmanship in the same way he had supported the chairman for the last eight years so that he could reform and rejuvenate the party.

Machar said the president had also dishonoured their gentlemen agreement as running mates during the 2010 elections when he campaigned for the president to get elected.

SUSPENSION OF PAGAN WAS A BAD MOVE

Machar has criticised Kiir for suspending SPLM secretary-general Pagan Amum, saying it was unfortunate that the president had mixed up government and party issues.

He also criticised Kiir’s additional order restricting the movement of Amum, describing it as a violation of right to freedom of movement.

He said the country was heading for one-man rule and dictatorship which must be nipped in the bud using the relevant political instruments.

When asked for his reaction should the president decide to move against him by curtailing his freedoms in the same way he did to Amum, Machar replied “that would be unfortunate”.

(ST)

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  • 27 July 2013 01:52, by Lopandun

    Your political career is done idiot. I hope president Salva Kiir will humiliate you in front of the whole world.

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    • 27 July 2013 02:08, by Sundayw

      Kiir will now have the opportunity to consolidate his power and will win easily come 2015. RIEK will then cry foul that he has been rigged out of the contest and that is when things will get interesting. The SPLA has no business in politics and will never move if a mere vice president is fired. The SPLA is under the leadership of C-in-C Gen. Salva Kiir. How will it move against its boss? Dream RIE

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      • 27 July 2013 02:12, by luakhok

        if you think kiir will win why he scare to do the convention that show he has no confident of winning the the splm chairmanship again..

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        • 27 July 2013 02:50, by Aleer Bany

          There is no doubt,President day is numbered.

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          • 27 July 2013 06:00, by Mi diit

            Incompetent Kiir will not reach Christmas day as president, let alone 3rd anniversary celebrations. The man is already screwed up without him knowing. And he is not foolish enough to act against Dr. Machar’s freedoms, because that would trigger his violent end. The party will removed Kiir sooner than later. The army is very smart and listened to Dr. Machar’s advice refusing Kiir’s wishes.

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            • 27 July 2013 06:03, by Mi diit

              Incompetent Kiir is stuck and cannot forma a government because he doesn’t get new VP. He also works outside the party by not consulting the politburo meeting on the new cabinet. Things will soon backfire on Kiir. I know he will do something stupid that will trigger violence. Let us wait and see if he comes back from his cattle camp in Luri where he is reportedly hiding since 23rd July.

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              • 27 July 2013 06:06, by Mi diit

                Dr. Machar has now cleared himself and will not be responsible for any violence. Incompetent Kiir will be responsible. His gelweng militias are denied weapons by Gen. James Hoth Mai. His Ugandan soldiers are prevented entrance at the border. Majority of his own guards reject his move towards violence. The man is in trouble and Dr. Machar is coming back soon NOT as VP but as president.

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                • 27 July 2013 06:17, by Mi diit

                  What I like so much is that Dr. Machar is longer the VP and will not shoulder any responsible trying to assist incompetent Kiir in resolving insecurities in the country. Kiir will soon confuse as usual and be engulfed in insecurity he will continue to cause himself. Dr. Machar will be watching a distance away as Kiir messes up himself. Ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........Kiir will either resign or get mad

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                  • 27 July 2013 06:18, by Mi diit

                    ....No longer the VP and will not shoulder any responsibility........

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                    • 27 July 2013 10:47, by michael coma

                      My appreciation goes to Dr.Riek Machar Teny for the splendid message he has told the citizen of South Sudan.That’s how leader and the man of future talks.Keep it up as time will come for you to get that position if Southerners have ambition in you.We know who will serve Southerners equally.

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                  • 27 July 2013 12:08, by moto

                    MI DIIT
                    LAUGH FOR YOUR OWN RISK WITH ROTTEN TEETH,ARMY DOES NOT BELONG TO DR. RIEK.THIS PEOPLE WHO ARE IN ARMY WHERE FROM DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH SUDAN.SOME OF YOU WHO HAVE CLOSED MINUTE MINDED DON,T THINK TWICE.WHY DO YOU WANT OUR CITIZENS TO SUBJECTED THEMSELVES IN WAR AND SUFFERING?

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                    • 27 July 2013 16:57, by Mi diit

                      Motto,
                      I never had rotten teeth like yours cursed by Ngundeng b/se you stole his tooch and chewed them. Some of you do not smile because you don’t have good teeth to smile with. Kiir is done. You will never celebrate Christmas with him as president. Mark my words. VP’s removal is just an interval before getting to the top throne very SOON.

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                      • 27 July 2013 18:17, by moto

                        MI DIIT
                        I HAVE A CLEAR VISION AND NOT A TRIBALIST TO SUPPORT MY UNCLE WHO DOES NOT HAVE HUMANITY IN HIS HEART.AS WE KNOW THE HEART OF FOOLS IS IN HIS MOUTH,BUT THE MOUTH OF WISHMAN IS IN HIS HEART THAT WHY YOU ARE TRY TO DATED A DONKEY AND CALL IT SWEET HEART.YOUR DREAM WILL DIE WITH DREAM.WE CITIZENS OF SOUTH SUDAN WE WANT TOTAL PEACE NOT WAR.

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                  • 27 July 2013 20:13, by Redeemer

                    Mi diit
                    I will appreciate if you reply. Why do you always wish to see SSudan in violence? Are you not satisfied of 1.5 million lives we have already lost?

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                • 27 July 2013 06:53, by Hardlinner

                  So Mr mi diit, it seemed like riek as now become your God that you should fight death for. Be Warn that you can not force riek to power whether through election or fighting. It is people who elected president. Villagers never surely think independently no matter how educated the become. I have seen allot of them on this db. One prefect example is mi diit, the villager.

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                • 27 July 2013 11:43, by Bungachier 50

                  Dear All,
                  Let the politicians not use us as the tools of their success. We need each other. Nuers need Dinkas and vise versa. One single tribe can’t run the whole nation. God created Nuers and other tribes in South Sudan for a purpose. Let us stop being narrow minded people.

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            • 27 July 2013 06:22, by Hardlinner

              Mi diit , the army is for people not for riek the mass murderer or kiir the leadership lover. Both kiir and riek should resign to open ways for civilized politicians not villagers of which you mi diit , kiir, riek and many more alike are part of. Leaders should be elected based on merits not tribal origin. Any clean leader have ultimate right to rule irrespective of size of his tribe.

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            • 27 July 2013 07:31, by Arakataa

              lies know no way reik have chance to advice soldiers this are what we called propagandas to move in his house together with okiech.

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            • 27 July 2013 10:02, by Gabriel Ajak

              Bro Mi diit and other colleagues in the media,
              please let us not commending in a nyigaleen language but in a nationalist manner, because we shouldn’t forget that we are the leaders of some years to come, so let us be flexible.
              To our former Vic President Dr. Machar shouldn’t repeated the mistake twist but keep hope or form his own party and continue running his campaign.

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          • 27 July 2013 08:50, by dinkdong

            "...President days are numbered."

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      • 27 July 2013 06:07, by Dr. Francis Lologo

        Sundayw,
        Did you see what is going on in Egypt, the army under the C-in-C who appointed the general turned against him and overthrow him for the interests of the people unless SPLA is for the interest of the Dinka otherwise expect anything can happen.
        Remember the least captain who overthrew the president of Mali, i hope you are following world events
        What about CAR who been overthrew his presid

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      • 27 July 2013 07:34, by Dinka Nhialic

        We have never failed to vote in the president kiir Mayardit, now he is the potential candidate of 2015 election no doubt there u make argument die alone we done mind but we can win the elections some of oppositions will be like Mohamed Brami and Chokri Belaidi of Tunisia who had been murdered recently, watch put guys we are going. SPLM/SPLS have my vote!
        Who will leave SPLM n vote 4 Nyigat Riek?

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        • 27 July 2013 09:01, by Amantiel Kem

          Let’s stop thinking narrowly on tribal line. The messes done by the president shouldn’t be taken as Dinka vs Nuer or any other tribe. Only fools will think along that line. I’m Dinka but i don’t support the president’s ways he leading our nation

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        • 27 July 2013 10:21, by NO PEACE

          LIEL JAANI DIAAL In the world, Please kiir is out from Juba city if you are from kiir side go with him because Dr.Machar is going to Announce is cabinet very soon.

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          • 27 July 2013 19:16, by George Bol

            No peace,
            You, Mididt, Kim Deng have diarrhea. Abusing Dinka worldwide can help you bring back Riek machar. Let celebrate the day of his political ending. What can you do now,your king of jungle was fire and will roam like his 1000s of soldiers he left in Khartoum when he come back and beg Dr John Garang. Take one here; cooperate or say Kac-lore to jieng. You guys have been talk of talk.not us

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    • 27 July 2013 02:12, by Wicdail

      Dear People of RSS,
      Let us united to answer this mess and madness of Kiir intellectually and professionally, but not with violence. Because if we response Kirr’s political blunder with violent, there will be no stability for 2015 election to take place. And this is what Kirr and his thugs want so that there will be no stability and 2015 will not take place.

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      • 27 July 2013 02:30, by Wicdail

        You guys are fools indeed if you can celebrating on this situation. It show that either you the supporter or Kirr himself do care about the welfare of this nation. What on earth a nation can be runes by a civil servants for more than three days without a cabinet ministers? loll!

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      • 27 July 2013 02:37, by Ci Nuer Ben

        Wicdial,
        Trust me, no real election that will take place. Just be prepared. We have constitutional crisis now. SPLM will split. and anyone that has no army will not win the election. So, after Kiir rigs himself up to the presidency again, in 2015. The result will be challenged, and Kiir will then declares maritial law and thus the intractable civil war will ensue. Mark that down.

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    • 27 July 2013 02:16, by Ci Nuer Ben

      Kiir is a stupidly, foolish leader. He can’t even rule a village. He deluded himself to be safe, but he ’ll face the reality soon. He is obviously a delusional leader. He would not manage the conflict that he created, and would cry foul soon. Bringing Kuol Manyang, Awet, or Malong Awan Anei will cause serious intractable conflict in the remaining 2 years.The iron and bloodshed feeds his dictatorsh

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      • 27 July 2013 02:25, by Ci Nuer Ben

        Kiir puts leadership greed and dictatorship above the needs & interests of South Sudanese. And Kiir’s best mirror is an old friend, Dr. John Garang whom he conspired to kill together with his new found killer friend, Museveni. John Garang’s blood is calling Kiir. Awet Akot, Kuol Manyang,Malong Awan, Mathok Gengdit are all bloody butcherers who will only bring the break-up of south sudan. No unity!

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      • 27 July 2013 06:06, by Hardlinner

        Nuer Ben, what differences do you displayed from calling kiir stupid and at the same time advocating for mass murderer (riek ). Riek may be good leader but his history conspired against him. A person that as no shame of his bad action should not attempt to contest for chairmanship. Kiir also need give others a change. His ten years rule should be enough. So he should called it a quit.

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    • 27 July 2013 06:24, by Dr. Francis Lologo

      South Sudan Premier League (SSPL)
      SPLA vs. SPLM
      Dinka Vs. Nuer
      Live matches coverage without paying
      Who will win the game? When the two big elephants are fighting, only the grass will suffer(citizens of South Sudan)

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    • 27 July 2013 08:23, by Garkoth Geng

      Riek Machr, if got means to you I would ask you two questions,first is if you were smart you have wait for while until the party decide to elect a new chair person? second, why you act like opposition person in your own party and a member of the ruling government. because you think that you have poor Nuer behind you want take everything by force?

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      • 27 July 2013 08:33, by Garkoth Geng

        Dr. Riek I use to like your speech, but got a question mark in you, especially when I compare some incidences that you were responsible for, I see you as opportunist who got a chance he grab it and run away with it. please if you want to be a leader for nation don’t rely on one section of this nation, you will look like tribal leader if truth have to tell.

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        • 27 July 2013 08:42, by Garkoth Geng

          Think you are good in mentioning somebody’s errors while you don’t you mistake, I believe you have a good education that would make you a right intellectual who would lead the nation to the future. but don’t forget if you use your force to gain any thing without gift of God you will not get it, you use to have too many majority of supporters, but you lost it for the time being

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          • 27 July 2013 08:48, by Garkoth Geng

            Dr. Riek you still have time a head of you now please try, not to trust your community to push you by force to leadership. one community would not get to where you want with out other community, don’t forget the incident of Bor you cause, you have clear it with some patient and you try to use kai lore you will be losing yourself.

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    • 27 July 2013 09:25, by ngadodo

      which mean that Dr:Riek Machar denied violence his clever moved I thinks he will going to be President in 2015 general Election, just others Communities doesn’t trust him because he tribalism man more then President Slava Kiir.

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    • 27 July 2013 15:06, by kayart

      foolish would humiliate him,becose no wrong person would give thank to useful minded person,,th

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    • 27 July 2013 17:54, by Baring

      Dr. Machar is proved to be a good leader and the man who really care for the country. He act very clumsy and standing far looking what a mess been done. this showed how stupid Kiir and his advisors. Machar will win the coming election for sure because people know what history of Kiir is. Machar it is time to campaign and Kirr action is a campaign for you,, don’t worry. 70% of vote for Macher..

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  • 27 July 2013 02:46, by Ankh

    Riek Machar is by far more politically mature than Salva. Watch him spin all this mess in his favour in the lead up to 2015.

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    • 27 July 2013 06:37, by Hardlinner

      As type one civilized person , the human right form the corner stone of every thing. Given the past history of riek , a reasonable person will never dare think about riek ’the mass murderer’ ruling the nation. I would rather vote for Nuer villager as president if there are no able Nuer politicians than to vote for riek. Both kiir and riek should go.

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    • 27 July 2013 08:03, by william

      @ ankh first and foremost, you have to named your self properly before talk nonsense here. Are a human being?? Back to your word at political wing if Kiir had followed riak to north by then is it political maturity?? Please if you were a cook at his house go to hell with him.

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  • 27 July 2013 03:00, by George Bol

    Cry louder, again! louder. I have been telling you naath that you need not to step on Salva kiir tail and in jieng tail in particular,and you fail to understand the logic. Jieng is always bad and open red eyes to those that have declare their intention. we have been monitoing riek machar for good years,now time has come to accept reality or say Kac-lore.period!

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    • 27 July 2013 03:08, by Ankh

      Its not a Jieng/Naath matter, its political competition.

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      • 27 July 2013 03:18, by Ci Nuer Ben

        George Cieth Bol,
        Do you see the absurdity of your stupidly foolish logic? Yes, the Nuers & Dinkas will fight themselves for different rivalry reasons than this,if they stupidly want to fight.If all tribal war breaks out, the Nuerland cannot be touched. That war will be fought in other lands in south sudan. And you know why! Facts, evidence and truth speak for itself.So don’t sing or drum up war

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    • 27 July 2013 03:10, by Ci Nuer Ben

      George Cieth Bol,
      Take your skunk smell out of here. This is not about Riek or Kiir. We all know you are a tribal sap. This is about illiterate criminal called Kiir who mismanaged a country, and just happened to be a dinka. Your logic implies you want the dinka to fight Nuers over Kiir’s mismanagement of a country with 61 other tribes besides the Nuer & dinka.

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      • 27 July 2013 07:05, by Michael Angelo

        Ci Nuer,
        Dinkas have the power to annihilated Nuers completely in the map of South Sudan but that useless tribal war will not benefit our country. People should understand that Nuers didn’t force Kiir to appoint Riak as vp in 2005. Appointing Riak as vp in the first place was a mistake from Kiir. Kiir should learn from 1991 episode and appoint patriots instead of traitors like Riak & his alike

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    • 27 July 2013 12:06, by Bentiu son

      George Bol,the looming tribal war u sing its song would devastate your poor State Warrap badly from it first day of it eruption.We,the Seven major tribes in Western Nuer can overrun the whole Dinka Bahr el Ghazal but u r luckiest to have a peacemaker person like Dr.Riek Machar who abhor tribal violence in RSS.You cowards Jaang suppose to worship your god Riek Machar Teny who often cool down Nuer w

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  • 27 July 2013 03:23, by Kim Deng

    Who can stop the King of the Jungle? Of course, non since all of them are cowards.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/26/us-southsudan-government-machar-idUSBRE96P0SY20130726

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  • 27 July 2013 03:28, by Kim Deng

    What if Mr. coward Slava recjects National Convention and elections altogher, what would be your next move? The ball seems to be still in your Court, Mr. laughing machine.

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  • 27 July 2013 03:29, by Kim Deng

    The King of the Jungle should never be intimidated by coward Mr. Slava in any way.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23470960

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    • 27 July 2013 03:53, by Chol A.

      Who is now coward the president or vice? Do we always see Kiir walk on juba street? if people think Kiir is hiding than let this hopeless Riek walk out. Dr. hopeless is now crying his career as vice is over at less he can reform his SSLM nyigat party. why he is so scared to be opposite?

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  • 27 July 2013 03:31, by Kim Deng

    I wonder when will Mr. coward come out from his hiding since July 23, 2013 and address the nation about his duicidal moves.

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  • 27 July 2013 03:37, by Kim Deng

    Jang/Bol,
    You better evacuate your family/relatives out of Juba because when the D-day comes in/or before 2015, Juba will not be a safe haven at that time. Thereafter, your Mading Bor will be renamed Ngundeng City.

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    • 27 July 2013 17:03, by Hardlinner

      Kim deng you talk like primitive. Is the violent the only word your slow witted mind can process. If you want to die why can’t go hang yourself alone. Southerners don’t need war but development. Time for being warriors is over. In fact where were your kind when we were fighting Arabs?. Talking the talk is easy but walking the walk is never easy. Also kiir is not the dinka and riek is not the Nuer.

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  • 27 July 2013 03:37, by nyantung

    May God bless South Sudan and all her children. May God especially bless those who have known only austerity all their lives.
    Nyantung Ahang Beny

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  • 27 July 2013 03:44, by makoi

    You all commented nonsense, you think of tribalism & internet wars and forgot that countries allover the world are formed of tribes. Let me assure you that these men are our leaders now and in the future regardless of what you of Kiir or Teny.

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  • 27 July 2013 03:45, by Kim Deng

    The Dinka Kingdom has been using Nuer against Nuer since 1983. William Nyuon was used by Mr. Marxist-Leninist Garagna like shield against Lt. Col. Samuel Gai Tut and William Abdulla Chuol Deng. Now, the same Dinka Kingdom is looking for another Nuer to be used against Dr. Riek and his supporter. For how long will this Dinka Kingdom last?

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    • 27 July 2013 04:01, by Chol A.

      @Kim Deng Nuer should have asked themselves why they have being used by Dinka kingdom? but what I realize some circle within Nuer were traitors and Dinkas were allergic to such traitors.

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    • 27 July 2013 07:09, by South Sudanese

      You are teaching us the law of politic. I’m afraid, that is the darkest part of politic in the lawless land, my friend. Even Nuer leader will do the same to hold on to power or get it. Only proper constitution can prevent all this madness. I’m mad that all the hype and jubilation in 2011 was just noise to Mayardit while he invest all South Sudan funds in his Sweden account.

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  • 27 July 2013 04:12, by Mature Politics

    My dear South Sudanese, you should be concerned if u are an enlightened citizen. I am a Dinka by tribe and to be frank, ask yourself what you benefited or state has under Kiir. I am from Lake state and hope if there is a replication of Rwanda genocide due to immature politics of Kiir that the Nuer thinks first. Don’t just involve Dinka; it should be Gogrial v Nuer. Kiir Govt was not Dinka inclusiv

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    • 27 July 2013 04:22, by Naath Raani

      Mature Politic,
      You absolutely right brother. Some citizens are innocents in South Sudan who are very far from the game that playing by Kiir and others politicians. I hope we have to keep eyes on and ask Almighty God to give us mercy and compassion to each others. Those who favor Kiir or Riek will not benefit from either. Country first under good supervision and its for the people by the people.

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      • 27 July 2013 06:20, by Peacocktail

        Bravo Machar- the former VP for your being deligent enough on your Country. There is no need to cause problem as removing individual from the Government is not about the person but for healthy of the State.
        Machar was not contained with Salaries and looted resources as VP.Yes Leave President Kiir to implement his house arrangement without interference Sir. The New State is for all. Gen.Kiir oyee

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      • 27 July 2013 17:23, by Hardlinner

        Naath raani, people like yourself are out numbered by primitive villagers on db. These villagers don’t even ask themselves as what they will gain from kiir and riek madness. These leaders are out there to Serve their accounts and they don’t care about your welfare. Africa is what it is because majority people blindly support leaders on bases of tribal affiliation not what he/she can provide.

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  • 27 July 2013 04:22, by Kim Deng

    "@Kim Deng Nuer should have asked themselves why they have being used by Dinka kingdom?" They believe it has been for the interest of the whole Nation (South Sudan), but in reality, it was the Dinka Kingdom in the process. The Nuer should blame themselves for their own making miscalculations. Lt. Gen. Hoth, Judge Luk Jock and Dr. Riek Gai turned down your King’s offer. What that tells you?

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    • 27 July 2013 04:37, by Chol A.

      @kim Deng if the turn down offer its not mean that they were need to used by Dinka. Please vice and president should not always be Dinka or Nuer it can come anywhere from other tribes provides that you straight forward leader and qualities of good leadership are what we all need not to be insider leader.

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    • 27 July 2013 07:29, by Michael Angelo

      Kim Deng,
      Where is the article stated that Kiir asked those you mentioned to fill the position of the vp but refuse to take over? Kiir didn’t ask none of those and if so then I believe none of them will not refuse. Kim, if those you mentioned didn’t like Kiir administration then why they were still serving under Kiir?

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  • 27 July 2013 04:35, by Mature Politics

    Representative & constitutional democracy shouldn’t be based on tribal politics. Many people hate Riak because of his 1991 Coup. My relatives were killed during that rebellion. But guys, politics are politics. The man is a reformed Prodigal son. At least he is the mature hope for accountable politics in S Sudan. Riak is the guy holding govt to account by challenging its performance n it is mature

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  • 27 July 2013 04:48, by Ci Nuer Ben

    Kiir puts leadership greed and dictatorship above the needs & interests of South Sudanese. And Kiir’s best mirror is an old friend, Dr. John Garang whom he conspired to kill together with his new found killer friend, Museveni. John Garang’s blood is calling Kiir. Awet Akot, Kuol Manyang,Malong Awan, Mathok Gengdit are all bloody butcherers who will only bring the break-up of south sudan. No unity!

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  • 27 July 2013 04:53, by Angelo Achuil

    Our future will be secured when the constitution is ammended to empower states Parliaments all the way to counties - so that the pressure of supervision and discipline lies not on the president alone. Only then will the government be accountable to the people.

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  • 27 July 2013 05:24, by Mature Politics

    @ Rommel, I am not going to belittle myself in this forum. I am not a traitor but a sound minded Dinka man. Kiir is a disgraced to S Sudan. Look at equitable distributions and social economic discourse among your Dinka; can u support such a stooge with immature politics if u are of sound mind? I am in the west, well off n educated with my job. I am concern for our innocent citizens.

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    • 27 July 2013 07:21, by william

      @ immature politics, since you in west keep away your dirty mouth from national affairs and use your green card for the rest of your life. Kiir is 100% liberator of south Sudanese not like useless PHD holders ie riak and Lam plus alike. Remember the last words of Dr. John Garang De mabior the founder of SPLM/A. You really a lost man.

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  • 27 July 2013 06:07, by South Sudanese

    Lets the political showdown begins!!!!! From the view above here, it looks like Machar will chicken out without a fight.

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    • 27 July 2013 07:26, by South Sudanese

      Correction,
      Machar is NOT chickening out. He is going for the throat, Kiir’s Presidency and Kingdom.
      I am anxiously waiting for the events to follow and in particular, 2015 elections.
      Looks like things are turning for the worse. There’ll be either a foul play murder of one of them, or outright outlaw of one of them.
      I advice that MAYARDIT and MACHAR to trend carefully so NO blood is shed

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  • 27 July 2013 06:11, by NyamNyam

    I hope you now know that what you did gravely always revolve around you.You were forgiven for your 1991 atrocities for the sake of peace but the story has not forgiven you.This is now self betrayal unlike when you betray our people.Try anything and jail will be your safe heaven.Got it??

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  • 27 July 2013 06:14, by South Sudanese

    Ladies and gentlemen,
    I suggest that we predict who will win this fight. I vote for Mayardit. He has solidify the power to his ultimate goal, dictatorship, and one-man rule like his friends, Museveni and Basir . Congratulation Mayardit for making your wishes known to the rest of the republic. For you, Machar, I suggest that you do something for democracy. Otherwise, we are all fuck including you

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  • 27 July 2013 06:19, by South Sudanese

    This is what I love and hate about politics. It is fun, because it is all unpredictable and keep you on your toes. However, I hate it, because innocent people will died because some idiot wanted ALL the pie.

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    • 27 July 2013 06:36, by J P Puok

      As human being we do have some shortfalls, guys help me out I had developed a serious dislike of your president so much so that I normally turnoff the TV when he appeared in the screen. secondly, u know when had plan ur crops and the rain failed u always need to watered them. our 2 yrs nation soil need watering with some idiot blood especially from Warrap since they are next door to us in WUN

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  • 27 July 2013 06:28, by South Sudanese

    Who the HELL put it in the fucking TRANSITIONAL CONSTITUTION it was OKAY to give the president ALL the powers to fired ANYONE including VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNORS AND ALL THE MINISTERS? I smell this IDIOCRACY from the beginning, and I’m smiling because you IDIOTS, Machar included, in JUBA didn’t thought about your tails being BURNT by your carelessness in making constitution.

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    • 27 July 2013 06:39, by J P Puok

      you are right Murle son, Machar didn’t anticipate that these Warrap idiot can’t even themselves correctly

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  • 27 July 2013 06:29, by Marco Bul

    Calling Dinka cowards and slaves potrays certain mindsets.Stop generalising Dinka,U are pushing them to the wall.Holding hostages and calling for ransoms won’t take us anywhere!! Z war u are anticipating won’t benefit anyone.Mind u.

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    • 27 July 2013 10:15, by wang

      Marco Bul
      Your name sound like a Nuer, but your betrayal heartless sounds like cowardic/Jaang/slaves…please try to stay neutral… Many of us are getting sick/annoying by your that senseless comments…

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  • 27 July 2013 06:36, by South Sudanese

    So fellows, it looks like all the 2 millions people who died and 22 years of civil was to create Kiir Mayardit kingdom, South Sudan.
    If Machar didn’t committed 1991 massacre in Bor, he would be by far a better alternative to idiot, Mayardit.
    But I’m still mad that all our leaderships created a constitution without balances of power, and without check and balance.
    You all idiots FAIL the PEOPLE

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  • 27 July 2013 07:32, by william

    Riak Machar has no voice to the army until he forms second SSM to command. Calm had already been brought to the south Sudan by truly liberators without him. Let him joint his in-laws outside as the only alternative for now. shame on traitor we can forgive and not forget your are so dirty in the eyes of orphans, widow and widowers of your deed 1991 had worsen you while you did not know.

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    • 27 July 2013 07:45, by Mature Politics

      @ William, God forgives u for u don’t know what u are saying. Liberator/s? S Sudan needs to be liberated from liberators. All my relatives are generals in the army but I won’t standby by wrong given my psycho-analogy. FYI- Green cards are in USA for lottery winners or disabled ones! Know what u talking about first. I bet history will remember Kiir negatively given his records now compare to Riak!

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  • 27 July 2013 07:39, by william

    Riak name must be check in the list of 75 looters before he escape to the west where his in-laws are residing urgently. Otherwise movement must be restricted like the one of Amun till auditing was done to traitor. President had nocks the nail on the head this time maburuk no reinstatement for defector at all.

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  • 27 July 2013 07:45, by william

    The formation of new cabinet is none of defector business you have to wait like other mere citizens in nation and hears when it is announce by the president of the republic. sorry you had spoiled.

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  • 27 July 2013 07:45, by Daniel Deng Kucha Deng

    I appreciate a call for calm by Dr. Riek because some people are running mad and they want to cause problem in his name in anyway. Thank you very much Dr. Riek. you have a credit for your call of calm in the eye of the nation and the people of the goodwill in the Republic of South Sudan

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    • 27 July 2013 11:53, by Bad boy

      Now Mr. Deng
      I would like to tell that there is no problem and there is no any body who is ready to cause problem either civilen or Army we are all happy about the move taken by Kiir
      You with your Riek go to hail better joint yauyau in Pibor County.

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  • 27 July 2013 07:56, by william

    Arab agent said this and does others. Therefore, Mr. president should remains aware about defector moves despite he called calm it is just matter of saying, have him monitored properly. He is always interesting in instability.

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  • 27 July 2013 09:48, by wang

    Dr. Riek’s words were/will never failing…. We found this new nation through Self-determination that came from his own brilliants thinking strategy ideas….he is now been repeating sayings same word almost every day that…he is more than ready to challenges insufficient President by all means…from his seat…and I am Sure he will come through disputes of those negatives things some idiots Dinka and hea

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    • 27 July 2013 09:48, by wang

      and I am Sure he will come through disputes of those negatives things some idiots Dinka and heartless Nuer boys specifically those of so called Mayom County and Macro-Bull claiming to be “Nuer” have been sayings about him… we will reconsidering your wisdom words Dr.Riek…we are calming down

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      • 27 July 2013 11:32, by william

        @ wang you mean Khartuom defence???? Riak had defected during the struggle and came when SPLM/A had already achieved the goal let him go and deputize his former husband bashir. Who is also his partner in ICC List of criminals/ warmongers.

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      • 27 July 2013 11:55, by Bentiu son

        Wang,those two Dinka puppet boys u had mentioned their names- Mayom County Boy n Marco Bul weren’t legimate Nuer sons in Bentiu where I’m.Mayom County Boy is a Dinka Boy who had been brought up by his slave dad/mum under spiritual leader Dengdiit known as Gatdeng in Nuer.He is slave Dinka who had been Nuerized meanwhile Marco Bul is Dinka Pakam clan of Agaar in Lake State who claim Madol Nuer land

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    • 27 July 2013 12:32, by moto

      WANG
      TELL ME THE CONTRIBUTION OF DR.RIEK DURING STRUGGLE.WHAT I DO KNOW FROM HIM WAS MURDERED, DISPLACEMENT AND KILLING IN THE AFTER METH OF 1991INNOCENTS PEOPLE.NOW WE WANT OLD BOYS TO BE OUT AND CHOOSE A YOUNG LEADER TO UNITE THE DIVIDE NATION ALONG TRIBAL LINES.

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  • 27 July 2013 10:21, by Marco Bul

    @Wang.E ngü mïtëdî,gare?Cë lieldu wang?Hahaha.I’m not a villager who always boasts of tribal superiority complex N primitivity.Go to Mayiandit to confirm whether I’m a fake Nuer or really a ramï raan.All the Nuer are not bloodluster/bloodthirsty as u might assume!!Woc røtdu!!!

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  • 27 July 2013 10:36, by Marco Bul

    @Dr.Francisco Logoto.Unless u are in Italy/Rome.Z match u are eagerly waiting to watch wil b a big blow to other Non-Dinka/Non-Nuer.If ur dream come true,Juba will b ground N burned to ash!!U will blame God for creating Nilotes in S.Sudan!!Guess how long it will take,keeping in mind the aftermath!!Think about it.

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  • 27 July 2013 11:41, by Dinka mafia

    YES! Congs mr President!
    this is what a sane person can do when he is eating a mango, he will always cut off bad parts. Riak, Amum and the rest of ministers defines your reaction.

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  • 27 July 2013 11:47, by Bad boy

    Oh yes
    Mr. Riek Machar you already spoil your relationship with Salva Kiir who was keeping you in the government while all south Sudan citizen are not interesting in your leadership because you can seal our country at any time to Khartoum you manage to leave us during the war were we have nothing and you went to Khartoum forming SSIM but now South Sudan has it own fund which you can play with.

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  • 27 July 2013 15:10, by Marco Bul

    @Bentiu son.Do u want me to say:Wiëënæ kæ jøw köör??No!!! Cä dëë mèt loc joa ë puc!!Kiss my a**

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    • 27 July 2013 17:38, by Bentiu son

      Yes,it is obvious now that u r just Dinkanuer learner, u know only the Nuer Hymn Song Book in Nuer. Oh, go away cannibal who eat human flashes.

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  • 27 July 2013 15:23, by Kalisto

    I hope people need to appreciate Dr Riak Machar for his acceptance of constitution which said President has power to relieved his gov’t. etc. This alone is a brilliant thinking of nationality. We have lot of unsolved disputed with Sudan gov’t and now we’re fueling/biting war drum calling names.
    My question is who is not Nyagat? Why some Dinka Kerbino Kuanyin, Arokton Arok, etc rebel? Nuer who is

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  • 27 July 2013 15:32, by Kalisto

    Nuer SPLM Diehard like william Nyuon black mail and rebel later. This means all of you guys are NYAGAT both Dinka/Nuer not only one tribe.
    If the constitution alway compotition within the party we should agree like what Machar agree for his relieve. Calling for war will not help us as a nation, if we’re following real Democracy let distant tribes from it. Just vote for hard working person

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  • 27 July 2013 15:43, by Kalisto

    Not his/her tribe. I will vote for strong woman who is free of tribalism and who put dev’t first. Most of writers here seem to be this young men who just grown up in refugee or never been in one of those wars you are preaching. Remember 1980’s went is SPLA began. There was no progress not until some of us who always been level we liberate you Equatorian, had reached Itang Ethiopia. Stop war drum.

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    • 27 July 2013 18:09, by Baring

      Kalisto
      Do you have problem with Euatorian? do you know that without Equatorian there is nothing call south sudan. when your talking about notional issue please do not touch any region. you don’t liberate any part of south sudan but it is throught CPA where your Ass is allowed in Juba mother fucker..

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      • 27 July 2013 18:28, by Kalisto

        Baring or Son of Baba-Ja
        It seem you didn’t read what I was talking about well? I was taking about real revolution struggling from 1980’s. So we witness those some sh***ts they talking of.
        I thing you been busy Arab in Juba? You’re opening your filthy mouth about CPA, What make your Uncles the Arabs to agree for the so call CPA? You made Equat. to be look at look like cowards, shame on you.

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  • 27 July 2013 16:49, by Kim Deng

    Jang/Michael,
    "While Igga is reportedly willing to the take over the seat of vice-president, Jok and Mai were said to have turned down the offer. Kok is also rumoured to have changed his mind in the last 48 hours, also turning down the offer to take over the position."

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    • 27 July 2013 18:13, by Kalisto

      Wani Igga is an insult to Equatorian. Remember Baba Ja in Kaya, very shameful that is why everyone things all equat. were the same, hahaha all are thief

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  • 27 July 2013 20:25, by Altruistic

    Dr. Raik has to calls for calm and commends army for restraint because he know and aware nobody care about him of losing his position in the government and no one will follow him except the stupid and foolish people like those one in 1991.
    However, the public opinion of South Sudanese support the president Kiir’s decisions and decrees,so the man left with no choice but to accept the reality.

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  • 27 July 2013 21:58, by Kim Deng

    "Machar said on Friday he would challenge Kiir for the SPLM chairmanship, a contest that analysts fear might threaten the consensus among rival tribes and former civil war militias that holds the vast country together."

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