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July 30, 2013 (JUBA) - Cracks within the leadership of South Sudan’s ruling Sudan’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) appear to be widening as its leader, Salva Kiir Mayardit, broke his silence on Tuesday, accusing his former deputy, Riek Machar, of disrespect and insubordination to the party leadership.

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South Sudan president Salva Kiir (Reuters)

It’s the first time Kiir has spoken publicly since issuing a series of decrees on 23 July effectively removing the vice-president and dissolving the entire cabinet. In a separate order, Pagan Amum, the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement’s (SPLM) secretary-general was suspended pending an investigation into his conduct.

Speaking at an event marking the eighth anniversary of the martyrs, Kiir said he made the decision in response to calls from the people of South Sudan.

He accused Machar and Amum of showing disrespect and publicly discrediting the achievements of his administration in the media, rather than addressing their grievances through the correct channels and structures.

“I removed the former vice-president because he decided to go astray. He used the public media to discredit the government in which he was a party before the international community. This was an act of disrespect and [shows an] intention to hurt the image of this country”, Kiir told the audience.

SPLM BIGGER THAN ONE PERSON

Kiir stressed internal discussions on the state of affairs are administrative issues and thus should be dealt with privately by the leadership, not in the public arena.

“I have never issued any statement, and from my office, those who work with me, there is not a single person who has made a statement. There is only one side that is making statements”, Kiir said.

“Let me tell you something, SPLM is not about one person. It is bigger than all of us. We have a lot of people. SPLM is all of us and it is going to clean itself and those who will not be found fit in the SPLM formula should leave on their own or SPLM will throw them out. That is all because at the end of the day our people want services. They need roads; they need schools; they need hospitals; clean drinking water”, the president stressed.

Kiir also made reference to Machar’s media address last week in which he warned that inciting violence would not solve the problems the party is facing.

Machar has also objected to Amum’s suspension, criticising Kiir’s decision to block the secretary-general from making public statements and travelling abroad.

“When you bake a piece of cake and it does not come out nicely, even if you put decorations, icing and whatever, you are wasting your time. The cake is not good. SPLM is still a popular party. Everywhere you go, they will tell you, SPLM is very strong, but you must look at your leadership and me as a president, I have received so many calls from everywhere”, Kiir said.

He said it was unfortunate that his former long-serving deputy seemed unaware of the internal rules and regulations of that party which he seeks to lead, accusing him and other colleagues of creating political divisions.

Kiir added he would decide the way forward in a mature and orderly manner.

TIME TO MOVE FORWARD

Deng Mawien, a member of the SPLM from Warrap state, said the party should move involve itself in petty issues.

“These are supposed to be senior leaders of the party, so if they are senior leaders of the party, they are supposed to discuss those issues with the president. They have access to the president. There is nobody who can say the president is shielded from them”, he said.

“Vice-president Riek Machar is immediate to the president. Have you ever heard the president say anything or comment on anything on this matter?” he added.

Mawien called on the president and his team to focus on organising the party and not on petty issues.

“If the party chooses that is the way to go, it’s their choice. If there is any issue that arises within or outside the party, there is no problem that is insurmountable for the party, even in this situation. There is no need for the leaders to panic, all they need is to use the same courage, to take the step they are reported to have taken - to also have the courage, in a mature and orderly manner, and focus on what they want to resolve because they are saying all that [is] in the interest of the party”, he said.

MISTREATMENT OF WIDOWS

Speaking on a separate matter, president Kiir decried the mistreatment of widows, accusing some officials in his administration of chasing away widows and orphans who had approached their offices seeking assistance.

“There is this developing bad culture which is unacceptable at all. It must stop or I will intervene and take action if I prove widows are [being] chased from the offices when they go to look for assistance. People rudely tell them ‘Go away. It was not me who killed your husband or your father. Was it my making?’ This is not the spirit of revolutionists and must desist”, he said.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:40, by Peter Mading

    It is really a disrespect to the President as well as to the Party norms, rules and regulations. My heart has fallen apart after seeing what President just seen recently from the audio criticism from his trusted officials. SPLM is big as he said, why people abused it. They go as they wished and come back as they wished. They said bad things as they wished and yet no disciplinary action being taken

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    • 31 July 2013 08:55, by Mi diit

      It is sadly interesting that dictators say they are ’disrespected’ whenever they are corrected for wrong doing by their colleagues. Ok, Dr. Machar will disrespect you for the rest of your sorry life because you are an incompetent and illiterate boyfriend of Ugandan dictator Museveni who spoils your little mind. Is that okay???

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      • 31 July 2013 09:07, by Oakwood Mooth

        the hell has already fallen loose against the wicked!!! Dr machar basket ball against Obama! paradise here we laughs at 1991 history from Historians, The British/Europe and Islamic world, your allies in crimes and Ngundeng prophecies!!!".

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      • 31 July 2013 09:40, by Mayom County Boy

        accusing or not accusing we never mind abot that an more
        no matter Riek was relieve or not relieve is up to him
        he was not born to rule for ever

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        • 31 July 2013 12:21, by Lecture

          Mayom county
          I hate your useless comments on this social website. you are the only fuck or useless animal who does not know English nor speaking as a person.shame on you!

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          • 31 July 2013 13:10, by Mayom County Boy

            @lecture fuck you my friend .this is how we teache you dogs ,there is no forgiveness by this time stupid son of haha , look your food lover is out now,where are you heading to,your food lover is handing compound to coming vice president,he was given 24 hours to leave the vice president house for some body who is coming!!

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      • 31 July 2013 10:34, by dengdanger

        To midiot
        Ngoundeng probly was talking about Gen James hosth Mai because Riak have no chance in this life time my friend . God knows I will vote for Gen James H Mai when the day come

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        • 31 July 2013 11:34, by Mi diit

          dengdanger,
          Well, let us see how we will celebrate Christmas this year.

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          • 31 July 2013 14:04, by julia

            wang son of Nyigat.
            It is now more than two week! I never see Nyigateen Nueer action in response to their usually threat! Am now ready loaded my AK47 to put it on food lover! We would celebrate thousand chrismass with no risk due to Nueer food lovers, unless we run out of food! By this time we would fuck Nueer men not women! Athor ve die but mayiik Jou and mayiik michar, Chol thon re still alive!

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            • 31 July 2013 14:11, by julia

              i mr. Julia am back guys! I had been so busy doing dvelopmental strategies in my home town Biemnom! All the news about sacking Dr.Nyigat vulture Riek machar, i got them through Mirriaya FM, if u can come to my village, guy iwould be very pleasure, even a child of 10 yrs is wishing 2015 to be tomorrow for him/her to vote. But i told them u ren, entitle to vote, but ve right to education

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              • 31 July 2013 14:19, by julia

                ,, they ask me why, then i told them the constituetion defined u as children! Immidetely they asked me, or regreted that constituetion had done them no favour! They said what pleased them the most is the dismisal of rotten governor son of whore Taban Deng Gai! Who had been a bereaved to people of Biemnom and prisioner of unity state resources!

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              • 31 July 2013 14:52, by Wunditda

                Mrs. Julia,
                You’re welcome.

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                • 31 July 2013 15:20, by julia

                  wunditda.
                  Thank u bro/sister!
                  Salva is a hero liberator! He can be compare with Nyigat mind set Dr.Nyigat vulture Riek machar, bro Nyigateen threat isn,t new to us! Begining from the formation of the struggle! Upto now! We re much more ready to confront their aggression, kiir kuethpiny would be send to Akon through his willingness retirement but not by force as Nueer wish,

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        • 31 July 2013 13:33, by term limit

          ur fake commend shows your greedy in any way, how can you vote for him coming 2015 when he is not given offices service for instant’ he had only 5000ssp while SPLA depty, for moral and Orientation is given 10,000 - 15000ssp office service monthly,that is too much humiliation,
          Hee! guys or Cdre, lets keep watching this game of Man united and sunderland club, Am a fans of man united came along with

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    • 31 July 2013 09:04, by Wunditda

      Mr. President has already gone off the rail. He is talking lies! What services will he delivers? He is being encircled by his Dinka-Rek section. He fashioned them as his close advisers. Kiir MUST GO. It’s time for change. There is no disrespect in telling to your boss that what he is doing is wrong. Let’s honor Riak and Pa’gan, they’re heroes.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:08, by ksimon

      wrong wrong Mr president you do create more enemies to your self; You never know until the time of election.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:36, by ngadodo

      haa,lose to us Rss becs we didn’t have trust leaders why Slava Kiir, mean problem is education combination with dictatorship, tribalism, nepotism you name it. Meanwhile Riek Machar has tribalism, master killers and manipulates you names. In this case Rss people should think wisely becs if we defend for those two men we go nowhere for sure anyone from them doesn’t take us anywhere may take us have

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    • 31 July 2013 09:46, by Dau-network

      Mii tot.
      When a mouse laughs at cat there must be an holes nearby.Khartoum government is only country supporting Dr Riek among the our neighbours but the hole is fare away.

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    • 31 July 2013 13:47, by term limit

      Peter Mading.
      A fake person pointed at nowhere like really human, and to whom are you scaring by pinpointing figure at camera,shame on you.
      if your good friends has try for all this year to corrected you not to commit mess as you you committed now, carry your own cross to the end’ and case your stupid advisory surrounded you, but never attempted to call party meeting will kick you to the held.

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    • 31 July 2013 15:54, by Genuine Leader

      I stated very clearly every time’’ illiteracy president is a big cancer to South Sudanese people and his dictatorship is another dangerous aids to south Sudanese people leave alone Gokrialization malaria. this time Kiir will infectious even his stooges Telar, Aleu and Malong Awan Anei.Sorry Guys i will not depend drunkards this time .

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    • 31 July 2013 16:52, by Hongchany Jing

      Stupid cowboy,The man has left with a few option as you have seen from his statment,be careful otherwise he will soon going to declaring Kac-lora then u and splm dominated food will run like bulls

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  • 31 July 2013 08:40, by Sundayw

    RIEK Machar is playing a very dangerous game. This is not 1991 and there is no Khartoum to run to this time. RIEK is a WEASEL and a coward who is being groomed by the West to create divisions within the SPLM so that an opposition emerges. He will regret that decision in not-too-distant future. He is a WEASEL who should not be trusted with the leadership of the SPLM at any cost.

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    • 31 July 2013 08:59, by Deng

      @ SundayW
      YOU ARE 100% RIGHT MY FRIEND. US TRIED A POLICY CALLED " A percentage of something is better than a percentage of nothing" but president Kiir. responded by saying that a percentage of exploitation is better than a percentage of nothing. So US and the West don’t like kiir Anymore so the want to install an easily manipulable national traitor DR.Riek machar.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:29, by Tutbol

      Our chicks are now coming back to roost, they say. And our govt continues to give ST tabloid a prominent to lecture our people its bullcraps; propaganda & tribalisms?! SUDANTRIBUNE is an NGO tabloid news, but is now shedding its scales in S Sudan as a responsible news providers to S Sudanese, because it is a country of idiots?---close down the damn Sudantribune. Before the monsters divide us more.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:53, by Konkooc

    When Dinka says "Konkooc"(wait)want to probe deeply what is behind the reason and is Dinka culture. After Konkooc is a final purified matured action and no more returning. Kiir never bull his subordinate but only his subordinate initiate for thier own bulling.
    Riek and Pagan show no respect to thier leadership and that is the consequences of thier bad intention toward their President

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    • 31 July 2013 09:12, by Wunditda

      Mrs. Konkooc---
      Pa’gan and Riak showed no disrespect because if they do not tell your incompetent Kiir his mistakes in managing the affairs of the nation, they’ll latterly be blamed by the nation for having kept quite in things which negatively affect our country. It’s time for Kiir to GO. He MUST GO.

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      • 31 July 2013 09:29, by Konkooc

        Miss wunditda
        The word MUST GO was used before by your traitor riek in nasir/Ketbek 1991 that Garang MUST GO. the matter is that they pinpiont thier president while they forget that they are in system.

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        • 31 July 2013 09:42, by Wunditda

          Mrs. Konkooc—
          Shut your filthy mouth or else open it wider and pump out your long tongue and lick your dirty anus. Your Kiir MUST GO.

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          • 31 July 2013 16:03, by Konkooc

            miss wunditda
            I did not mean to insult each other, history will not forgive the wrong doers with satanic illusion mr gay
            fuck your mother and your father plus yourselve mr gay and then come to me and test my long big dick/cock son of bitch/prostitute.
            refrain from insulting and your stupid riek will die this year.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:54, by Deng

    great speech mr president. I think you did the right thing by firing Riek machar. He deserves disciplinary actions. SG Pagan too deserves no chance in the SPLA since he believes that he is way too qualified to hold a double position in the SPLA and still bitching about SPLA behind the doors.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:55, by Joseph Canada

    People, think again. Even in the writting here we can still see the dividing line. For the president to go back to 1991 while the appologu was made shows how backword we are still. Some of you put the killing in Bor to be more important than those that were killed by SPLA in other States. Those died in Bor died like the rest who were crashed by SPLM in Toposa land and Murlei land . wake up!

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    • 31 July 2013 10:15, by Joseph Canada

      THE PRESIDENT SHOULD ACT LIKE THE FATHER OF THE NATION NOT A LITTLE BOY WHO REMEMBERED THE GUY WHO BEAT HIS BROTHER LAST TIME AND HE WANT A PAY BACK. BOR CASE IS GONE WITH REBELLION. WE LOST MORE SOUTHERNERS 15 TIMES MORE THAN THOSE DIED IN 1991. NOT FORGETTING THOSE BIG LEADERS ELIMINATED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE LATE HIMSELF.

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      • 31 July 2013 12:51, by Kenyang

        CANADA,
        YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. A PRESIDENT IS FATHER OF THE NATION AND HIS WORD MUST BE UNITING. HOWEVER, HARD FACT IN OUR CULTURE IS THAT IF YOU DROOP YOUR HEAD IN RESPECT, PATIENCE, LOVE...YOU’LL HAVE MOUTHY, OPPORTUNISTS LIKE DR. RIEK PUSHING THEIR FECES AROUND AND EVEN ON YOU INSTEAD. WHERE IN THE WORLD WILL VP FROM SAME PARTY START CAMPAIGNING 2 YRS AWAY OR DISOWN HIS GOV’T FAILURES?

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  • 31 July 2013 08:57, by dude

    Two Dangereous things are going to happened to how South Sudan could be governing. Either we go democratic by Riek Mach or we go dictatorship by Salva Kiir the president. Going dictatorship is bad most of the times because it slows down the development and it creates internal conflicts. Going democratic is better because it brings development and prosperity into the country. The bad things about I

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  • 31 July 2013 09:01, by dude

    is that it will brings lots of sinful things in the country. we will have to adopt the western world culture which we do not want. going democratic will also invites west to come and fool us so that we can fight among ourselves. After that they can take our resources by imposing all their powers up on us. But the most important thing that is good about democracy is that it will bring internal

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  • 31 July 2013 09:02, by John N

    President Kiir is now racing the horse of fire we are People of South Sudan which mean we can just solve our problem in democracy way, yes Kiir is our President and if he want to declared war within there is horses which are ready for bringing him to book.
    I am in concern of our people to take other refugee in Uganda and Kiir will not reach Uganda

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  • 31 July 2013 09:02, by dude

    peace to the country because everyone will have a chance of becoming a president and it is also good for the development.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:07, by Oakwood Mooth

      the hell has already fallen loose against the wicked!!! Dr machar basket ball against Obama! paradise here we laughs at 1991 history from Historians, The British/Europe and Islamic world, your allies in crimes and Ngundeng prophecies!!!".

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      • 31 July 2013 09:09, by Oakwood Mooth

        1991 is historical to you and so is it to us as Bor in Christ as things stands now!!!. Note that you are geographically misplaced as Naath and must adher to healthy debutes or else go to hell twinically!!!. Wherever you are, you are exposed to risks as Dinka override the rule currently. By Christ The King!!!, you Him Madit or David Beckham! The hell has already fallen loose against the wicked!

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        • 31 July 2013 09:16, by Wunditda

          Cowardice Bor community must stop recalling 1991 mass killing. What did you do then and what are you planning to do now? Stupid you must stop talking.

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        • 31 July 2013 09:17, by Robot

          Some people will end up like a dog trying to bites its tail and ends up in a circle!!!! when swearing you swore to abide and keep the rules and party’s secret confidently, THIS LAND (SS) WAS GIVEN BY GOD, I WONDER WHEN PEOPLE PANIC AND OTHERS THREATENING MASSES, NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN, BEAR IT IN MIND, EVEN IF KIIR HIMSELF HAS TO BE REMOVED NOTHING WILL EVER SHAKE THIS COUNTRY AGAIN.

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        • 31 July 2013 09:22, by Peter Mading

          Dear Internet fighters: Let me ask you this simple question: Suppose Dr. John Garang was alive, what could be the position of PR. Salva Kiir, DR. Riek and SR. Wani Igga? Please give positions as per Dr. John Garang allocation of position 2 his SPLM members and be sincere.

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          • 31 July 2013 14:43, by Wunditda

            Mading,
            Although what you’ve asked is idiocy and mediocrity, I would reply in this way. Salva Ciir would have been the Vice President, Reik Macar as Governor of Unity State and small Wanni Igga as Speaker of National Legislative Assembly.

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  • 31 July 2013 09:21, by Son of Ngundeng

    jaang lielun bie lay!!

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    • 31 July 2013 09:46, by Wunditda

      Son of Nguendeng,
      What a hell are you doing here? Plz stop your satanic philosophy now and forever.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:49, by Wunditda

      Son of Satan,
      Please stop your all-day satanic philosophy here. Be a God fearing man. Your Nguendiing is dead and he will never be back again.

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    • 31 July 2013 16:15, by Genuine Leader

      Cieng Kumay Ca yak cam eeye ci yak Acuei. lei in-ngay in acam ni jook ee ngunuuk a jieke tiin la cam ke je.

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  • 31 July 2013 09:21, by Diu Tut Deng

    What a fake cowboy of foolish majority trying to preach and called disrespect, if you are leading in to wrong direction you must be corrected, you have killed SPLM because of your tribalism by admitting the advice of tribe-mate this Malong Awan, Tor Deng,Tiliar Deng while you have other seniors in the party to advice you in the party side those should advice you for government yet you don’t admi.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:38, by Peter Mading

      Oh I can not believe that the word "correction" is true. There are so many rooms for a mature and knowledgeable politician 2 give his corrective advise to his President. Room:1 Cabinet meetings, Room2: President and His VP meeting Room:3 Extra Ordinary Party meeting Room: 4 Presidential palace (Outside). If these rooms are neglected than it is hypocrisy.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:40, by Peter Mading

      Oh I can not believe that the word "correction" is true. There are so many rooms for a mature and knowledgeable politician 2 give his corrective advise to his President. Room:1 Cabinet meetings, Room2: President and His VP meeting Room:3 Extra Ordinary Party meeting Room: 4 Presidential palace (Outside). If these rooms are neglected than it is hypocrisy.

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  • 31 July 2013 09:37, by Guandong

    Dr. Machar has been very patence for 8 yrs with unlistening Kiir who put his trust on a certain group claiming that they are the origin of the SPLM.why not Machar can’t express his grievance if u don’t listen to him? he is cleaning himself from ur bad govnt. bciz it seem that u have forgoten the will of the ppl who have elect u in 2010 that is why u are removing an elected governor.

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  • 31 July 2013 09:43, by Guandong

    U don’t fit to warn Dr.Machar while u are the one destructed this country.If its bcoz u was elected by ppl him also was elected by the ppl.the immunity that is on u is the same he has deserved.Hopefully with the help of ours Dr.Machar will overun u.Idon’t see any achievement that u gonna claim that u have done in 2015 rather than corruption bur Machar has done many good things even kids can witnes

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  • 31 July 2013 09:50, by Guandong

    Dr.Machar couldn’t be victimized bcoz he said that he is gonna contest for the chairmanship of the party that will pave his way to 2015 presidential post.its his constitutional right to contest for any post.
    Salva is the one to be warned by disrespecting the call of ppl like what is happening in Jonglei those are the right things he would have focused on them not on silly things.

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  • 31 July 2013 09:56, by Guandong

    Violating of ssudan interim constitution will lead us to many things either difficulities or to civil war inw/c after all Kiir will held acoutability.Removing an elected governor has been supposed to be re-elected after 60 days w/c u have violated. Now what constitution are talking about?

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    • 31 July 2013 16:56, by Genuine Leader

      Guandong,
      if Dr Kiir listen to others advises he wouldn’t have been drive by Gokrialization.

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  • 31 July 2013 10:26, by Philosopherking

    Enough is Enough ya Kirr. South Sudan and SPLM are not your properties, leave us alone and resign in good faith. South Sudan can do without your corrupt circle of friends. 2015 is about a year away, step down before we fire you using the ballot.

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  • 31 July 2013 10:53, by Jalaby

    Ooops!
    You know what is the first phase of a war? the first phase is "talking" harsh and exchanging the accusations between the rival entities and the second phase is "small" and limited fighting between the two groups,the third phase is comprehensive attack and fighting with no mercy,fourth phase:only God knows when will it last?

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    • 31 July 2013 10:59, by Jalaby

      Now we’re at the first phase of the war which is "talking harsh",if thinks continue like this the war is underway no single doubt about it and only unwise people who love to see that war because that war when erupts will not just demolish the south but the whole region and create great mess over the whole region and of course Sudan will get the ugly heat first!

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      • 31 July 2013 11:05, by Jalaby

        I told you 100 times that the real reason behind the collapsing of Addis Ababa agreement was the conflict between south-south people themselves and Arab/Jalaba were completely innocent, the tribal conflict between Dinka from one side and Equatorians and other minority tribes in the other side in the south over who should dominate and rule the south?

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        • 31 July 2013 11:11, by Jalaby

          the same reason behind collapsing of Addis Ababa agreement is still alive and history will repeat itself again!
          The last election in south before Dinka rebel in 1983 was a clear referendum about whether the south should be divided or stay one region,majority chose the division and mandated Joseph Tombora and Dinka didn’t accept the election result and decided to rebel

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          • 31 July 2013 11:16, by Jalaby

            Khartoum decided to support what southerners had chosen and divided the south, but see what happened after that, instead of Equatorians fighting with us Dinka because we supported them and divided the south into 3 regions against Dinka wishes instead of fighting with us they gave us a donkey kick and left us alone fighting

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            • 31 July 2013 11:21, by Jalaby

              Dinka, not only that but Dinka decided to expel us (as Arab/Jalaba) out of Sudan to Arab Peninsula through their new philosophy of war which was "New Sudan"!
              My advise to Nuer, never trust Equatorians when you go war against Dinka, they will give you not just a donkey kick but this time will be a donkey double kick!

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              • 31 July 2013 12:55, by zulu

                FOR THE MAJORITY OF SENSIBLE MEN, SOUTH SUDAN IS NOT THE PROBLEM BUT THE ELITE OF SUDAN. THERE IS CONFLIT TO THIS DATE IN SUDAN AFTER THE SECESSION. THAT CONFLICT IS BASED ON RACIST LINES AND ETCHES GREATER DISCHORD TO LAST FOR YEARS.
                YESTERDAY, SRF KILLED 6 SAF AND CAPTURED 12. WHILE ON ANOTHER OCCASION IT CAPTURED OVER 200 OFFICERS AND GOT LOTS OF ARMEDTRUCKS AND WEAPONS

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                • 31 July 2013 12:58, by zulu

                  WORST OF ALL, JALABY, YOU ARE A SOUTH SUDANESE NUER BY DESCENT WHO CLAIMS TO BE AN ELITE BECAUSE OF FOOD. WELL, SOUTH SUDAN IS FEEDING YOU NOW AND MAY CUT THE SUBSIDIES IN THE NEAR FUTURE. YOU ARE WELCOME HOME TO EAT.
                  COME TO TORIT AND EAT HONEY, DRINK MILK, EAT LOTS OF MANGOES, BANANAS, PAPAYAS, CORN WILD MEATS, FISH. COME SON

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              • 31 July 2013 15:47, by Rommel

                Jalaby:
                Ah, so the Arabs were "completely innocent"!? Your distorted little narrative is hilarious. It was Nimeiry who first came up with the idea of redividing the South into three [3] provinces in February 1980 — long after the Addis Ababa Agreement was signed.

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                • 31 July 2013 15:48, by Rommel

                  Most Southerners in the central committee opposed the re-division proposal; a proposal that would set province against province and weaken the South as a whole. Nimeiry then dismissed Alier’s government in 1981 and requested a referendum on diving the South. National Assembly elections in 1982 returned a two-thirds majority of Southern members who opposed the plan.

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                  • 31 July 2013 15:49, by Rommel

                    Nimeiry announced on the 5th of June 1983 Republican Order Number 1 that redivided the South into three regions. The Presidential Decree violated the Constitution, which specified that the Addis Ababa Agreement could only be amended by a three-quarters majority vote in the national assembly followed by a two-thirds majority in a referendum in the South.

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                    • 31 July 2013 15:52, by Rommel

                      There was no vote by the Southern regional assembly, no endorsement by the national assembly and no referendum in the South when Republican Order Number 1 was enforced. When we opposed this brazen act, Nimeiry responded by saying that the agreement was not sacred like the Quran. Nimeiry immediately disbanded the HEC and regional assembly and replaced them with three governors.

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                      • 31 July 2013 16:00, by Rommel

                        Nimeiry then cancelled direct elections for the regional assemblies and withdrew their control over revenue derived from trade and natural resources. Bahr el Ghazal and Greater Upper Nile opposed the re-division of the South. Some tribes in Equatoria were more welcoming of the idea — and understandably so, but they don’t outnumber the combined peoples of Greater Upper Nile and Bahr el Gazal.

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                        • 31 July 2013 16:05, by Rommel

                          The proposal to re-divide the South did receive significant support from *some* minority tribes [in just [1] of the [3] regions], but that’s not the reason Nimeiry wanted the re-division of the South. Nimeiry’s motivations for wanting the re-division of the South was to undermine its political strength and denude it of powers it had under the Addis Ababa Agreement.

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                          • 31 July 2013 16:06, by Rommel

                            Nimeiry then cancelled direct elections for the regional assemblies and withdrew their control over revenue derived from trade and natural resources. Military officers in the South were ordered to answer directly to the Defense minister in Khartoum and no longer to the Southern Command in Juba. Nimeiry’s proposal was to advance and serve Northern interests and aggrandizement.

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                            • 31 July 2013 16:11, by Rommel

                              The resumption of the war had very little to do with tribal animus in the South. You shouldn’t try to reduce the many underpinnings that contributed to the resumption of the war to just one reason... especially not one that is congenial to your prejudice and bias; one that attempts to absolve you of any and all responsibility for the collapse of that peace agreement.

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                              • 31 July 2013 16:15, by Rommel

                                The actions which caused the most widespread discontent before 1983 — and which ultimately contributed to the outbreak of war were: Continued political interference by Khartoum in the internal politics of the Southern region; the inability of the Southern Regional Government to exert any real control over local economic development plans;

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                                • 31 July 2013 16:17, by Rommel

                                  ... the gradual weeding out of ex-Anyanya officers from the ranks of the national army and the attempted transfer of southern army units out of the region; the failure to implement the referendums on the border regions (as stipulated in the Agreement).

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                                  • 31 July 2013 16:19, by Rommel

                                    In addition to this there was a growing anxiety over developments in national politics which indicated that the central government was becoming ever more entrenched in a purely Arab and Muslim national identity. This was specifically demonstrated in the policy of Kasha -begun in 1981- which aimed at expelling large numbers of southern and Darfurian migrants from Khartoum.

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                                    • 31 July 2013 16:25, by Rommel

                                      There was also the anxiety over the Integration Treaty with Egypt; and finally in the imposition of the Sharia. Your attempts at deception are crude, far too transparent and far too easy to debunk. How old are you, Jalaby?

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                                      • 31 July 2013 17:37, by julia

                                        thank u so much mr Rommel! For ur nirrative article to the sudanese Nueer boy aka Jallaba! That why mighty Jieng youth use to protect big people in the society, cozs of histories! U ve now fulfil the position of elderly person in this forum! Yes u re right s.sudanese re intimidated by sudanese security agent during 1981 referedum vote according to one of elderly mother name Nyankiir Deng

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                                        • 31 July 2013 18:10, by omoni jr.

                                          Julia
                                          you are just a useless man or lady naturally even if you have ten P.H.Ds and master.That’s why 99.5% Dinka are arrogant,cruel,rude,stupid,dumb,and warmongers ,and they can never wins any fight,South sudan came into being through what is WELL known as CPA. whoever voted during referendum is and voted for separation is liberator.SPLA liberated NOBODY in south sudan, that is the facts.

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                                          • 31 July 2013 19:43, by Rommel

                                            omoni jr.:
                                            "99.5%"!? LOL! By golly that’s a large percentage. Please don’t make these terribly caustic sweeping generalizations. We certainly have our problems, but don’t you think that you’re blowing it out of proportion with your provision of such an obscene percentage?

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                                        • 31 July 2013 18:19, by Rommel

                                          julia:
                                          I thank you for your very kind words, but I am by no means an elder... quite the opposite actually — I’m in my twenties. I just happen to be very bookish; I’ve read hundreds of books on a wide range of subjects of particular interest to me. Again: Thank you so very much.

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                                          • 31 July 2013 22:16, by julia

                                            u re welcom bro Rommel! yes am well inform that u re a young s.sudanese of twenties yrs of age! but don,t forget in Dinka cultures, when u re above age 18 yrs u re entitle to any accord of respect in society, stand before the challenges toward a society u re in! yes we re the today future development lader of s.sudan! kiir had good move today! kuol is now in Bilpam! Aleu in Buluk! Cong..........

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                                      • 31 July 2013 17:56, by omoni jr.

                                        Rommel,
                                        you need to study what Jalaby said carefully,
                                        1972 Adis Ababa Agreement was failed because of what jalaby exactly said. SOUTH—SOUTH war, Yes jalaba were not totally innocent, of course their aimed too was to make sure that agreement have to failed. you need to learn history about Joseph Lagu movement, instead of putting your all thoughts to Garang John De Mabior.

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                                        • 31 July 2013 18:31, by Rommel

                                          omoni jr.:
                                          I wasn’t dismissing the fact that internal tribal tensions could have been a factor in the resumption of the war, however, I was disputing Jalaby’s wholly self-serving contention that this was the primary reason for the outbreak of the war. Tribal tensions persist to this day — and the my people [Dinka] have a lot to answer for in this regard.

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                                          • 31 July 2013 18:41, by Rommel

                                            In our contacts with the peaceful people of Equatoria we were haughty, brutish and savage. Some of our soldiers were killed by the Toposa primarily because of our barbaric actions in Equatoria; our soldiers engaged in rape, in forced marriages and theft and for that I apologise. The Murle resorted to working with Khartoum because of what we subjected them to.

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                                            • 31 July 2013 18:49, by Rommel

                                              We [Dinka] need to work on our collective character; we are myopic, far too arrogant in our dealings with others, are unwilling to do jobs that we obscenely perceive as beneath us and are dismissive of others. The people of Equatoria are constantly being subjected to the unfounded spiel that they are not real South Sudanese, that they are Ugandans and Congolese... and for this, I apologise.

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                                              • 31 July 2013 20:09, by Rommel

                                                I do not write the above to give license to those who already harbor insoluble, atavistic hatred toward my people; a hatred that is entirely immune to reason. If anyone should make the mistake that I have in fact provided a license to disparage my people with lies and mis-characterizations... expect me to oppose you with all my being. My people have their faults, but others are not angels.

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                                                • 1 August 2013 08:48, by Jalaby

                                                  Mr. Rommel,
                                                  I’m really sorry to say that you’re a liar actually big liar!
                                                  What? you said the national assembly election in 1982 brought the members who majority of them supported the idea of keeping the south as one and against the division? what a liar?

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                                                  • 1 August 2013 08:54, by Jalaby

                                                    Who announced the decision of dividing the south into 3 regions first, Nimary or Joseph Tombora who was practically the ruler of the south at that time, who announced it first?
                                                    you said you’re not old man and your age around 21 something but you read a lot of books!! would you like us to believe that Mr. Rommel? looooooool, what do you think we’re?donkeys? lol

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                                                    • 1 August 2013 08:57, by Jalaby

                                                      Let me make a brief flash back to south history and prove you that you’re a kind of person who likes to mix the truth with false to delude people and divert them from the real truth and achieve your own political objectives by charming people!

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                                                      • 1 August 2013 09:07, by Jalaby

                                                        First The last real and true election was run in 1982 between two groups: 1. the group who supported the idea of dividing the south into 3 regions and were led by Joseph Lagu and they were mainly Equatorians who complained about the dominant of Dinka and their racism and brutal regime

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                                                        • 1 August 2013 09:49, by Jalaby

                                                          2. the group who against dividing the south and they were mainly Dinka and led by Abel Alier.
                                                          Second, the election was run and Joseph Lagu group who stayed strong behind dividing the south were won the election and Abel Alier and his Dinka group who supported the unity of the south as one region had lost

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                                                          • 1 August 2013 10:04, by Jalaby

                                                            in 22-jun-1982 Joseph Tombora who was Joseph Lagu group candidate had won the trust of the assembly council and got 61 votes and became the President of the Supreme Executive Council of the south and Clement Amboro who was Abel Alier and Dinka candidate lost against Tombora and got 49 votes only!
                                                            The democratic election process was so powerful and the group of

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                                                            • 1 August 2013 10:28, by Jalaby

                                                              the group (Equatorians and their small tribes alliance) who called for dividing the south were won and the other group (Dinka) were lost badly!
                                                              Joseph Tombora regime had issued the first decision (1) and announced the division of the south into 3 regions.
                                                              Every body knows that the tribal conflict in the south had collapsed Addis Ababa agreement,what r u arguing 4?

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              • 31 July 2013 20:28, by Deng II

                Jalaba
                U make funy man. sorry jackass.

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    • 31 July 2013 16:35, by dengdanger

      TO jalaba
      This not a Gay side i repeat this is not a Gay side u are in wrong webside go suck dick some where else
      Red light there is Gay man among us i repeat there is a Gay man among

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  • 31 July 2013 13:13, by Kenyang

    SUDANTRIBUNE, DR. RIEK MOUTH-PIECE IS STILL IS ON ’CRACKS WITHIN SPLM LEADERSHIP’ WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS TALKING ABOUT NAME OF NEW MINISTER, VICE PRESIDENT.
    LIKE I SAY, SUDANTRIBUNE CAN SAY WHATEVER IT WANTS BUT CAN’T PREACH OR VOTE DR. RIEK TO PRESIDENCY. DR. RIEK IS BAD NAME IN MANY PEOPLE MIND. HE JUST REMINDED US ABOUT HIS 1991 DIVISION AND GLAD KIIR HAS JOINED US ON HOLDING THE ROPE: 1991.

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  • 31 July 2013 15:53, by Albino Kuel

    "Saying the right thing at the right time is like gold apple in a silver" why not we appreciated the President Salva kiir for removed both the corrupt and un corrupt Ministers but for sure clean Ministers will go back to the current government and corrupt,tribalism,nepotism Ministers will not come back,we need improving of Government institutions this time instead of misusing public funds.SPLM OYE

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    • 31 July 2013 16:35, by Genuine Leader

      @ Albino Ngap/kuel. Being blindness doesn’t means you are automatically entitle to blindness or being a deafness doesn’t means you are automatically entitle deafness because blind can hear and deaf can see I don’t understand why you pose yourself to be a pathological liar to distorted the existing facts.for your information there is no clear minister existing in south

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    • 31 July 2013 16:35, by Genuine Leader

      @ Albino Ngap/kuel. Being blindness doesn’t means you are automatically entitle to blindness or being a deafness doesn’t means you are automatically entitle deafness because blind can hear and deaf can see I don’t understand why you pose yourself to be a pathological liar to distorted the existing facts.for your information there is no clear minister existing in south

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      • 31 July 2013 16:51, by Genuine Leader

        Am very pessimistic for upcoming government with less predictable will comprising many puppets leave alone many paradigm services delivery. the upcoming government will be security government selection.

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  • 31 July 2013 18:33, by Kim Deng

    Folks,
    The sleeping Lion is about to be wake up by the coward Slava in the year 2015. The remaining question is: The coward King is going to kick out the King of the Jungle from the SPLM party very soon, yet will it prevent the sleeping Lion to run for presidency in 2015?

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    • 31 July 2013 21:05, by panom lualbil

      Ha! Sleeping lion about to wake. Thank you KIM DENG. You really read the entire thing digestibly, dude. Bulls are head-on! The article was so interested never ever b4. I’m too excited here having read: Look at your leadership and me as The President. This challenged RIAK about his failed party-SSIM under Khartoum included DR LAM n many others.

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      • 31 July 2013 21:34, by panom lualbil

        Wow! Another challenged was if RIAK MACHAR become like CAKE which didn’t come out cook, he’ll be throw out leaving SPLM clean. It was declared SPLM no longer a home of traitors. Of course, you cant just point out how the strong man stumble. MR KIIR was the man who went to war till fire off there food cooked. It’s there4 job-well-done has beauty, shape, colors etc. So where is SSIM? Just a nutshell

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  • 31 July 2013 18:34, by Kim Deng

    I don’t see any different whether the King of the Junlge running for SPLM ticket, other party ticket or as an independent. The King of the Jungle still coming regardless of coward King’s threats unless if he (sleeping Lion) withdraws his desire to lead that country.

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  • 31 July 2013 18:36, by Kim Deng
  • 31 July 2013 18:38, 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 supporters. For how long will this Dinka Kingdom last?

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    • 31 July 2013 19:08, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:
      *Sigh*! You subject us to the same tortured lines day in and day out. How was William Nyuon Bany used as a shield against Samuel Gai Tut!? You make it sound as though he provided the bulk of Dr. John Garang’s troops. He did not. John Garang De Mabior and Nyuon Bany knew each other on the family level.

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      • 31 July 2013 19:11, by Rommel

        Nyuon Bany’s father was from Dinka Hol and his mother from Twic-east — but internal circumstances must have precipitated their migration into Nuer territory. Samuel Gai Tut is another one of our sons [from Dinka Hol and Twic east] whose family also migrated to Nuer territory for reasons I cannot pinpoint. We still have their families with us in Duk Padiet and Panyagor.

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        • 31 July 2013 20:16, by Deng II

          Kiir
          "People rudely tell them ‘Go away. It was not me who killed your husband or your father. Was it my making?’ This is not the spirit of revolutionists and must desist”,
          You should feel same and foolish to an acknowledgement the existing mistreated of widows and the children of widows in period of 8 years. This is why the whole country is crying for your dumbnesss and visionless President.

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          • 31 July 2013 20:26, by Deng II

            I know that criticism made some an implication acknowledgements to a lot of mistake had been made. You are lucky to facing traitor who has no chance to get presidency whether by declaring Kac-lora and rebelling again, or knee down and beg you for presidency. U(kiir)dumb and corrupts theft who doesn’t care for his fellows fallen heroes. You live with your failure.

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            • 31 July 2013 20:35, by Deng II

              There will be a time the fallen heroes will form a loop like a locusts and smear your drunkard mind. Keep enjoying your beer thinking that you only the liberator, so u eat free for charge. Awan Chan cannot liberated country by themselves.

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              • 31 July 2013 20:43, by Deng II

                There will be a time the fallen heroes blood will form a loop like a locusts and smear your drunkard mind. Keep enjoying your beer thinking that you only the liberator, so u eat free for charge.

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        • 31 July 2013 21:22, by Kim Deng

          Rommel,
          The HQrs of Separatists (Anya-Nya II) Bilpam was burned down to ashe by troops under the command of Rhino William Nyuon Bany in 1983. Do I need to lecture you about who were majority under your Marxist-Leninist King (Garang) at the time?

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          • 31 July 2013 21:42, by Rommel

            Kim Deng:
            The attack on Anya-Nya II headquarters was unfortunate but it was most certainly not a tribal attack. There were Dinka who were opposed to Garang in that camp. Does the name Akuot Atem de Mayen ring a bell!? Your proximity to the Ethiopian border allowed you to have greater representation in the SPLA for merely a year or so... Don’t get haughty.

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            • 31 July 2013 22:03, by Kim Deng

              Rommel,
              I believe you deserve some lecture on this matter. Mr. Kuot Atem who was selected by Lt. Col. Samuel Gai Tut to lead the SPLM/A was not in Bilpam, but in the "newcomer’s camp." The "newcomers’ camp) was stationed at Itang until their disagreement, which forced Kuot Atem’s group to leave the camp (Itang) without a fight.

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              • 31 July 2013 22:15, by Rommel

                Arab slave:
                You are in no position to lecture to anyone on any matter.When I said camp, I did not mean it to refer to a physical camp; but rather of an association. Akuot Atem de Mayen’s presence in Samuel Gai Tut’s camp necessarily proves that it wasn’t tribal in nature. You are not a South Sudanese patriot — you are a Nuer Nationalist, whose hatred of the Dinka will never be quenched.

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  • 31 July 2013 21:24, by Kim Deng

    Nuer raids/invasions always resulted in the capture of substantial numbers of young women and children. Captives taken by the Nuer always includes boys, girls, and young women of Marriageable age, but the captives always outnumber the casualties inflicted on Dinka, Anyuak, Burun… by the Nuer Warriors. The loss of a single productive female is thus estimated to reduce her natal population...

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  • 31 July 2013 21:25, by Kim Deng

    by 3.4 individuals several generations later, and to add a like increment to the population she joins.

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  • 31 July 2013 21:26, by Kim Deng

    The capture of 372 young women and girls a year during the period of 1818 to 1905 would remove 32,625 productive females from the Central Dinka and Anyuak population and thus eventually decrease that population by 110,915 individuals. The capture of 125 boys a year over the same period would decrease the Central Dinka and Anyuak population by an additional 5,250 persons.

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  • 31 July 2013 21:30, by Kim Deng

    In sum, the proposed rate of capture would effectively transfer 116,165 persons from Central Dinka and Anyuak population to that of the Nuer. Kim Deng, a Jang/Slave who was converted to Naath/Nuer one way or the other. Do I qualify to be called Jang/Slave? I don’t think so.

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    • 31 July 2013 21:50, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:
      Your obsession with the 1800s will not remove the fact that you are nothing but a slave. You realise that the Dinka fought Khartoum bravely, while people like you guarded oilfields on their behalf and so naturally you feel ashamed... and then feel the need to project the slave status that so thoroughly fits you, onto others.

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  • 1 August 2013 04:14, by Ali hashim

    go forward don’t care about anybody ’ I know that the government of north sudan would to kill all the s sudanese people and all plans from that ugly omer al-bsher to break the south sudan’s people just go we are with you . Mr. President

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    • 1 August 2013 08:01, by Oakwood Mooth

      Appointing Lazarus Kuol Manyang Juuk as defend minister is like appointing Christ as defend minister!!!. In other word, it mean you either comply or go to Hell!!!!!! Right choice!. Information toO must be kept at the right hand hence Justice Makuei!. It is just God choosing or sieving the devils , curses and Good ones.

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