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S. Sudan youth group urges Kiir to appoint people’s cabinet

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July 27, 2012 (JUBA) – A concerned youth group on Friday urged South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, to put in place a cabinet that will fulfill the hopes and aspirations of South Sudanese.

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Members of the concerned group for restructuring of the SPLM youth league at Thursday’s press conference, March 22, 2012 (ST)

The call comes days after Kiir relieved his deputy, Riek Machar and the entire country’s cabinet, a move that surprised many observers.

The president, in another decree, also removed Pagan Amum, the secretary general of South Sudan’s ruling party - the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) - and demanded investigations into his political activities.

At a press conference held in Juba, Agel Riing Machar, the chairperson of the SPLM - Concerned Youth Group said its members strongly support the president’s dissolution of government.

“The SPLM – Concerned Youth Group would like to register its unwavering support to the president of the republic for the job well done thus far,” Agel told the press on Friday.

"We trust president will put in place a government which will fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the people of South Sudan and above all give special consideration to the youth who are the backbone of this nation", he added.

The group, known for advocating change within the SPLM Youth League, specifically lauded president Kiir’s recent stance against rampant corruption, disunity and politics of anarchy.

“We would also want to call on all the youth of all walks of life to stand firm with the president during this time of change and renewal,” Agel stressed.

SIMILAR CALLS IN SUPPORT

The governors of Jonglei, Lakes and Eastern Equatoria states have already issued public statement in support of the South Sudanese leader’s decision to dissolve his entire cabinet.

Louis Lobong Lojore, the Eastern Equatoria governor said Kiir had answered citizens’ call for a reduction in cabinet, while his Jonglei counterpart, Kuol Manyang described the president’s move as a “wise decision”.

The new cabinet will consist of 19 ministries slashed from 29.

POWER STRUGGLES

South Sudan’s ruling party has increasingly been paralysed by internal bickering and power struggles.

Earlier this month, Kiir removed his former ally, the governor of Unity state Taban Deng, amid reports he had been campaigning in Washington to win support for Machar’s candidature for the presidency.

Not long before that, he suspended cabinet affairs minister Deng Alor and finance minister Kosti Manibe over corruption allegations.

Both Machar and Amum criticised Kiir over his handling of the matter, calling it a political decision and an abuse of power.

The president has also ordered that Amum be investigated, accusing him of inciting violence and criticising his actions.

(ST)

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  • 29 July 2013 01:36, by Dau-network

    We youths need people who don’t sleeping in jobs while country want a lot of things to implemented.

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    • 29 July 2013 01:53, by Dau-network

      To all youths of south Sudan, we are always victims of political struggling through all means by leaders, please from now onward we must to understand that life is very important but not good to lost it because of individuals.we have all seen now, not all us whom been in frontline are the beneficiaries to freedom.don’t let ourselves be use by any politicians. Kenya ns last time lost their lives.

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      • 29 July 2013 02:06, by Dau-network

        Kenyans ordinary people now are real regretfully about the reasons why they killed each others because 2 politicans interest which not benefiting them now except who are in power.don’t cook for somebody to enjoying it while you cook eat nothing after.be vigilance about greedies of power and used inclusive language to motivating us to follow his/her own interest afterwards. NO to tricky guys,

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  • 29 July 2013 01:38, by Deng II

    Kiir Mayardit take your time man, why rush? who need people to get paycheck by being a minister, but instead of doing work for people?

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    • 29 July 2013 01:48, by Deng II

      In South Sudan, people need to be a leader to feed himself and his/her relatives. Instead they proud for what they done to the poeple, they just proud for how much money individual have in the bank.In South Sudan, theft are glorify and respects of being a rich thefts. The time will come where childern of thefts has to be told not to be so proud of stolen wealths.

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      • 29 July 2013 02:02, by Deng II

        Some folks had been the ministers since the started of governing, but they did little or none at all, while they are getting pays and rich by the days. Self feeding in South Sudan is become significants values of life. If you are not fat with big belly, then u are not a Kuor Midiit. So you have to find Guan by all means, whether by steal, its doesn’t matter at all, go for its, no shame.

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  • 29 July 2013 02:00, by Odingo

    Equatoria youth, Nuer youth, Shulluk youth and Murles youth are not support Kiir kingdom’s move of removing Dr. Riek Machar who brought South Sudan to to be an independence state for no reason.Just come out straight and say we Dinka youth are standing behind our Dinka president because you are the one who misleading him to do stupid things.Removing people who with no reason that is foolish move

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    • 29 July 2013 02:09, by Deng II

      "Equatoria youth, Nuer youth, Shulluk youth and Murles youth are not support Kiir kingdom’s move of removing Dr. Riek Machar who brought South Sudan to to be an independence state for no reason" Odingo, why crying, find a solution about it. U don’t have Ak47 and KPM? I will waiting for u in your colon gate of craps. What u wants man, talks nonesense all the time not going to do good for country un

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      • 29 July 2013 02:21, by Deng II

        Talks nonesense all the time is not going to do good for country unity. Dr loon is a walking dead fish, forget about him. U better to fetch for different Nuer person to run for presidency. A desperat leadership moron who think, he is entitle to automatic become presient, is not going to be a president of South Sudan. He never achieved any thing concrete in any where in South Sudan.

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      • 29 July 2013 04:32, by Lopandun

        It is the Dr. Riek Machar who prevents blood bath in South,Sudan. It would have been ugly already. All South Sudanese should thank Dr. Riek for his endurance, otherwise his Nuer would have already started the war because of the Dinka behaviors they have seen on streets and TV.

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      • 29 July 2013 07:53, by aguotwany@live.com

        Deng 2 , please do not act stupid like that , people have right not support Kiir and does not means to take arms to fight . Please respect people opinions and it’s not about tribes brother , let stand with Mr. President decision not because he is Dinka but South, Sudanese president even in Dinka half are not supporting him . We are not interested in any violence at at all , Dr. Riak contest in fre

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    • 29 July 2013 03:14, by Garkoth Geng

      Odingo
      do you think Riek were doing good thing, while he wanted to creat an arachy to the country by compgining about his leadership, as he is a part of this government and the same party, and act like an oppisition in the government desurbing president of the country to do his job. what mind will accept that attitude? I don’t kow if that an attitude of madness or stupidity? your Riek won’t come.

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    • 29 July 2013 08:13, by Arakataa

      odigo
      if nuer youth,equatoria youth,murle youth and shilluk don’t support kiir his decision so what ? go to hell if you can make it.

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    • 29 July 2013 14:12, by Ding Ding

      Odingo or Odinga, be careful with your words calling your self Odinga.Murle, Nuer,Shulik Equatoria,why not mentioning Dinka too or is it because your uncle was chased away? where you get pocket money? shame on you, they must go so that, they can be banks robbers and all money must be return.

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    • 29 July 2013 20:58, by panom lualbil

      ODINGO
      You’re behind bar too, just a matter of your hiding. You just returned with shamed from KHARTOUM after the FREEDOM bestowed to you by SPLA but you’ll need to go back.

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  • 29 July 2013 03:14, by dude

    This country will be rattled with blood soon because the Dinka only support their president and they are very proud of it. Well they majority of the country are more than the dinka and they will fight to the death get Machar in power again. We will act when the right times has come so that we can mess this country up because it is what you guys been looking for for a very long time.

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    • 29 July 2013 04:29, by Lopandun

      It is the Dr. Riek Machar who prevents blood bath in South,Sudan. It would have been ugly already. All South Sudanese should thank Dr. Riek for his endurance, otherwise his Nuer would have already started the war because of the Dinka behaviors they have seen on streets and TV.

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    • 29 July 2013 14:22, by Ding Ding

      Dude or choacroach,it will be good if you could be around to smell fire and dust as you wished, only that you are in Refugee camp.My friend listen to me, Dinka doesn,t look for a fight but if they accept then every one even a dead person can hear.Advise your self not to be part on incitement because if look for death God can give it to you easly.

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      • 29 July 2013 17:33, by American Missile.

        @Deng.there is no way even if you rebel or stay here in South Sudan.Kiir is your president and your father,Mother.
        you are nobody in this country,alcoholic and HIV/Aid will not leave you to reach 2015 where the Election will be held.

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  • 29 July 2013 04:43, by Odingo

    To idiot Garkoth Geng and barbaric Deng II. If you think that Kiir is doing a good job when the country is falling apart in his leadership, then you are damn foolish n shallow minded bastard.in a Democratic country, its not wrong for Vice to say I want to be next President, because you dinka can not understand how the system of democracy work, you think that its wrong for Dr.Riek to Challenge kr

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  • 29 July 2013 04:58, by Odingo

    To Damn fool Garkoth Geng. I don,t like to have a debate with someone who use Nuer name to confuse Nuer Kingdom united. do you think that its wrong for Dr. Riek because he wanted to be a President, Idon’t think so, but because u Dinka Kiir understand people they fuck you up like 1991.do u think Kiir is a good leader when all government jobs and stealing,killing in cold blood ’re runing by Dinka

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    • 29 July 2013 07:45, by Garkoth Geng

      Odingo
      Because you are stupid like your Riek who not ever be a president for ever by force you are preaching, the name doesn’t tribe as in your information Dinka and Nuer were one tribe before stupid people like you were born, yes Riek confuse Kiir in his job to make his stupid compegain which will not make him president.
      stupid odingo is not Nuer either.

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  • 29 July 2013 06:24, by Marco Bul

    @Odingo
    I think u are a villager.Riak Machar is not for Nuer alone.He can win an election,not to b a president thro’ FORCE.Which democracy are u trying to learn? Calling for war will narrow everything.I mean,there will be an ever-lasting instability Z will make SS no.1 failed state.Stop this tribalism.Fighting is left to dogs!!!

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  • 29 July 2013 06:59, by dude

    what is wrong with being a villager? Are not we all Villagers since the president is a villager. We are all villagers because we have been marginalized by Arabs for a very long time. But there is nothing wrong with being a villager because they tell the truth and they will never still the country wealth and put it in their pockets like the president and his relatives are doing.

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  • 29 July 2013 07:17, by George Bol

    I like the way gaar cole Naath are crying. You cry until blood come out in your eyes.

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    • 29 July 2013 08:09, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Have you every seen a heart broken bitch crying? They felt like thier is over, Well they have a reason to cried because they have been dumbed by their husban, we shouldn’t be bothered with their outrage feeling. The will joint us for country building after their eyes dry from crying, Riek should be blame his bad attitude of championing his dismissal, why would you campaigned before the time

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      • 29 July 2013 08:17, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Riek have that greedy appetite of rushing in shot cut which will alway disadvantage him in anyways, as he felt out with Kiir something he did with Dr Garang long time ago, he will never go into the history of this country as a president of south sudan, his sideline has start now, he will never be a president in his life,

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  • 29 July 2013 08:08, by Marco Bul

    @Dude
    What is wrong with avillagers is z they are tribalists.They think they are soooo powerful to the extent z they should take law into their hands in order to do things by force.A civilised person believes in the power of vote.Kiir n Riak have let us down.They failed to cooperate to implement their promises.I repeat,crying for one another blood will drag us to hell!! The Bible says," Do not k

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    • 29 July 2013 08:26, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Bul. There will be no killing or fighting, the decision is more welcome by majority of the country. The war is left on the Internet but the people on the ground do not even bother of fight, fight who and why? Just a talk of heart broken people whom their lifeline has been disconnected, the country people’s are happy with new change,

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  • 29 July 2013 08:21, by Marco Bul

    @Dude
    The worst thing about a villager or villages is tribalism.They are proud,nepotic,blood thirsty,superiority complex,impatient,lawlessness.The take democracy on face value.I’m itching to vote out Salva but NOT by war.Your life will b miserable if u are still believing in politicians.

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  • 29 July 2013 10:06, by Native Boy

    I ARGE ALL ABLED BODIED YOUTH IN S.SUDAN TO DISTANT FROM FROM ANY DIRTY GAME OF POLITICS PLAYED BY SOME INCOMPETENT SO-CALLED POLITICIANS WHO ARE DRIVEN IN CUPIDITY, EGOTISM, SLANDER,ETC IN THE EXPENCES OF THEIR OWN TRIBE, CLAN MATES ETC TO GAIN POWER SINCE THEY ARE NOT QUOLIFIED ENOUGH TO CONVINCE THE ENTIRE NATIVES OF S.SUDAN BY DEEDS AND CONSTRUCTIVE POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE. THERE4, WATCH OUT!

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  • 29 July 2013 11:00, by Marco Bul

    "Those whose lifeline have been disconnected" are the one itching to cause chaos n later take advantage to raid,loot n inflate their ranks when given amnesty!!
    For how long??Learn to live ur own live instead of parasitism.Handout/pocket money from "Kuøør" or "Bãnydït" are nothing!!!

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  • 30 July 2013 00:24, by San Manyuon

    ....Now, we’re talking, taking better steps. why 29 ministries at the first place? 10 ministries is good enough for a small country. Cutting down on staffing and body guards and making every pay productive is next, there shouldn’t be a personal army, body guards should be limited by law. Out of topic, but foreign citizens shouldn’t work or provide any kind of advice to our government.

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  • 30 July 2013 23:32, by SouthSudaneseviews

    President Salva Kiir please don’t put your friendship with Gov. Kuol Manyang Juuk interests over South Sudanese’ interests. You didn’t learn yet from Jonglei State. I will laugh until my voice crack. Please click link below: http://www.southsudannewsagency.com/news/press-releases/anonymous-group-emerges-in-south-sudan-warns-of-more-leaks

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  • 30 July 2013 23:33, by SouthSudaneseviews

    President Salva Kiir please don’t put your friendship with Gov. Kuol Manyang Juuk interests over South Sudanese’ interests. You didn’t learn yet from Jonglei State. I will laugh until my voice crack. Please click link below: http://www.southsudannewsagency.com/news/press-releases/anonymous-group-emerges-in-south-sudan-warns-of-more-leaks

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