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S. Sudan’s Kiir pardons Lam Akol, senior military leaders

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October 7, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir unexpectedly issued an executive order on Monday pardoning key opposition leaders and a number of former militia commanders.

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South Sudan president Salva Kiir (Reuters)

According to state-owned South Sudan Television (SSTV), those pardoned include Lam Akol, the leader of the main opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) and Peter Abdel Rahaman Sule, who heads the United Democratic Front (UDF).

While Akol was accused of allegedly supporting a rebellion in his home state of Upper Nile to destabilise the country, Sule ran into trouble when he and nine others were arrested in November 2011 after they were accused of starting a rebellion in Western Equatoria state.

In a separate order, the president also extended an amnesty offer to militia leaders, including Gabriel Tanginye, Gatwech Dual, Mabor Dhol and Simon Gatwech Joak, who have in the past been accused of acting as agents and “mercenaries of Sudan”.

General Tanginye and his two colleagues have been under detention since April 2011 after his forces clashed with the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Kaldak area.

It remains unclear what prompted the president’s decision, after he ignored several earlier appeals.

MIXED REACTIONS

In a statement issued Tuesday, South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA) said it welcomed the president’s directive to release the detainees and congratulated him for “listening to the voices that call for justice”.

SSHURSA has strongly advocated for the release of key political figures, claiming they had been subjected to illegal military detention for more than three years without charges or a trial.

“This has been a violation of their rights to [a] fair and speedy trial as enshrined in the transitional constitution of South Sudan 2011”, its statement reads in part.

SSHURSA said the president’s decision meant justice had finally prevailed, adding that extended detention without charges or trial is inhuman and amounts to torture.

FRESH DEMANDS

Meanwhile, the human right body has demanded that Kiir order an immediate trial for those allegedly responsible for the assassination of South Sudanese writer and blogger Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol, popularly known as lsaiah Abraham.

Abraham was killed in December last year by unknown assailants on the outskirts of Juba. His killers have yet to be prosecuted, despite their arrest.

The organisation has also called for the release of all nine men arrested along with Sule, urging military and security authorities to produce all those who have reported to have disappeared and remain in their custody.

AKOL INNOCENT

“Much as I welcome the decision of the president to pardon those militia leaders, which is a sign of peace and harmony, I do not understand what crime has Lam Akol committed for him to be included”, said a citizen, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“The president is being misled. Being in opposition does not amount to rebellion”, he added.

Simon Deng, a native of Jonglei based in Juba said he was still not aware of what charges Akol was being pardoned for.

“I have never heard what he was accused of. I thought he was only being criticised for staying in Khartoum. Is the pardon for having been self-exiled, or what? I do not understand. What really has [he] done? said Deng.

Akol, a former member of the governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), previously served as Sudan’s minister of foreign affairs from 2005 to October 2007 under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2005.

In 2010, he unsuccessfully challenged Kiir for the presidency, garnering only 7% of votes in an election which he claimed was highly flawed in favour of the incumbent.

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  • 7 October 2013 20:26, by Mi diit

    Incompetent Kiir is mentally confused and presses any button green and red. His decisions depend on what the whisky tells him for the day. The man may get mad soon due to confusion. I like the recent move, though. Let the generals come out. Dr. Lam Akol to replace Wani Igga soon?

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    • 7 October 2013 22:03, by zulu

      Compare that to your PhD (Dig deeper & Higher) who as VP supported a rebel to become VP, and sold 400,000 barrels of oil in loan to Sudan.

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    • 8 October 2013 01:06, by dude

      Mi diit I like this. This guy called Salva Kiir is very confused. Dr. Lam Akol will get rid of Kiir if he ever has a chance to do it. I will call him tomorrow. And we will figure out a way to kill him soon.

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      • 8 October 2013 07:53, by Pojulu Prince

        I can see a confused people here on this forum. You guys don’t have choice or either focus. you are all confused, sometimes you talk that Dr. Riak is good to challenge The President of the RSS now Lam Dr. Lam Akol sometime Pagan Amum. Same same pple like Mi diit talking. Where are your stand here. I will rather say go to hell coz you are confused of your destiny bro. better accept Kirr is ur Presd

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        • 8 October 2013 09:09, by Nyakuzuny

          pojulu Brother we are Supporting Dr Riek Machar Teny to Leading us of upcoming 2015 election and we believing that it’s one who will fulfill our Needs in our Nation,
          Dr. Riek will give us Freedom to Stop Dirty Corruption, Tribalism, Murdered or Assassinating Citizen day and night will promoting Unity, Peace and Dev’nt In our Nation. Dr Riek Machar God Bless you and we Miss you our Future Leader.

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          • 8 October 2013 09:41, by Mayom County Boy

            nyakuzuny if i see somebody who is Dr Riek Machar supporter
            it look like as i see a Hyena in the forest
            please you those of Dr Riek support better to leave this country to us and stay some where like Khartoum or Uganda or Kenya or either Somalia

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            • 8 October 2013 20:42, by Nyakuzuny

              Mayam food Lovers it’s you who will leave this Country if you don’t wont Dr. Dhurgon brother you will die like a Dog . Dr. Dhurgon will leading us by Allmean for Peace, Unity and Development in Our Nation please Dead don’t selling us for Food , your food will ending of upcoming 2014 where will you going , you will eating together with Pigs. you will not eating together with Human again .

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          • 8 October 2013 20:36, by william

            @nyakuny/whichever you call yourself what stupid are you? If you are calling Mr traitor a good leader then you are so nefarious beyond reasonable doubt. These two doctors (riak & lam)in South sudan are became useless and they will remain useless for the rest of their life. Which needs that he can fulfil formation of militia? Stop nakedness lying.

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            • 8 October 2013 20:52, by Nyakuzuny

              Mr. William Garbage your Mother Husband will never Leading us again in this Country please without Dr. Riek Machar Teny in this Country you can live in because Dr. Dhurgon was Founded Self Determination in South Sudan . William you follow me Self Determination in South Sudan Oyeeeeeeee! without Self Determination there is no South Sudan believe me dear.

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              • 8 October 2013 21:19, by william

                Mrs Nyakuzuny let be realistic when we come to national issues. Is it not the same south Sudanese that he had deserted and alliance with Khartoum on massacring them 1991-2002?? I was been telling you people that we have so many good nuer but not riak. Even if Kiir is not good then riak is not a choice at all. Until he abundance militia formation.

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      • 8 October 2013 08:22, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

        Dudu Look welcoming Dr. Lam Akol will Lead SPLM Ruling Party to Dividing to Two Groups .

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      • 8 October 2013 12:25, by moto

        DUDE AND MIIDIT
        MR PRESIDENT HAS MADE RIGHT DECISION,IF YOU ARE REAL HUMAN BEING WITH HUMANITY IN YOUR HEART FORGIVENESS IS VITAL.IF WE WANT TO ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS IN THIS COUNTRY, WE SHOULD FORGIVE EACH OTHER AND MOVE FORWARD.

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    • 8 October 2013 02:26, by Gat Gan Kiir

      They were detained for the last three years without wrong doing to anyone, today they are released without charge laid against them while we have law to determined what a nation rule by unfit leaders. They deserve not to jailed in the first place.

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      • 8 October 2013 08:19, by william

        @Gat Gan Kiir nefarious son of whores who told you they did not committed any crime?? Anyway, you might think so because killing of human being is not a crime in your community or else you have to blamed the president on release of murderers. Two Drs became useless to south Sudanese (Riak and lam) because being doctorate does not means to betray you people so did they.

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        • 8 October 2013 12:57, by Gat Gan Kiir

          @ wich Lial, you are a little puppy who support the negative president, if those General committed any crimes as you claimed, why not they appear before court of Law? You and your drunkard president Kiir will end up like Col. Gadafi of Libya, clean your bump hole befpre things get ugly.

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          • 8 October 2013 20:45, by william

            You bitch son of whores, I believe you are together with traitor children in Poland where he hided them from crimes he committed south sudan 1991. Otherwise, if thing are out of hand today both you will not be in the field authenticate. You better appreciate Kiir for giving second position to devil backstabber rather than good nuer previously. Dead minded idiot.

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    • 8 October 2013 05:59, by Tutbol

      Uncle Mi diit,
      If can’t even appreciate the ’adult work’ that president Kiir has showed to release his oppositions; then you better go and leave on mars uncle, Our South Sudan is a community that is fought by communities with differing views to our independence, and they always come together to face the grand enemy.

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    • 8 October 2013 06:03, by Tutbol

      Uncle Mi diit,
      If you can’t even appreciate the ’adult work’ that president Kiir has showed to release his oppositions; then you better go and leave on mars uncle, Our South Sudan is a community that is fought by communities with differing views to our independence, and they always come together to face the grand enemy.

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      • 8 October 2013 17:23, by Rommel

        Tutbol:
        "Uncle Mi diit"!? Really? How old are you? You do realise that he’s only thirty or so? Why on earth do you insist on displaying this kind of deference to a punk like Mi diit?

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    • 8 October 2013 08:02, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      that Idaes to released those Major Generals come from brilliant man Dr Riek Gach.
      Dr Riek please go a head for your good thinking for this nation. all youths are together with your good move sir.

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    • 8 October 2013 20:00, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Thanks Kiirdit, The government is not an entity that should be run by like minded individuals.These generals and Lam Akol will bring us more entertainments very soon as they smell the air of freedom.

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    • 8 October 2013 20:55, by william

      Hello Midt/mitot Sorry for inconvenience, you got disappeared from this forum for good two months since your motherfucker was lay off by Mayardit leadership. I was been telling you guys not to support the known traitor who had lost national trust but your tribalism covered your eyes not even to see a physical mountain. There are so many good nuer but not riak absolutely.

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  • 7 October 2013 21:02, by Kim Deng

    Mr.Coward Slava has no other choice, but to release those Warriors, or else.

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    • 7 October 2013 21:23, by Arakataa

      Kiir is taking wise decision in what ever he is doing.keep it up.

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  • 7 October 2013 23:02, by viper

    What has Lam done also? Was he also caught in the bush? Why talk of having pardoned him also, or was the president not okay during That time? This Lam that the president is trying to make a friendship with him will just lead him to abyss at daylight. It seems as if the president is digging his own grave alone politically.

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    • 8 October 2013 00:56, by dude

      Her comes his death. Lam will definetly killed the president very soon. Do you really think that lam likes Salva Kiir? ofcourse he will pretend that they are best friends and that they have reconciled to the maximum. But Lam does not forget. Her comes the end of Kiir Rules. Kiir is already a failure and a dead man waiting to go to the graveyard.

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      • 8 October 2013 01:01, by dude

        Lam is a Hyena in a goat skin and an owl. He will wait for the right time and then he will killed the president. Him and his allies. Fuck, I am sorry for those dinka who think that every decision the idiot and brainless president makes is right. what a confused President. Riek is waiting soon it will this country will be engulfed with fired and bomps, and I will be the first to go the fronline.

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  • 8 October 2013 02:55, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This is a right step in the right direction. Keep up Beny Diit.

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    • 8 October 2013 08:37, by Mayom County Boy

      never some body can claim for no thing
      this is how thing must be handle simple like that

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  • 8 October 2013 05:44, by Odingo

    Job well done Mr. President.
    Folks, the President Kiir has no choice at this moment.95% of South Sudan Army (SSA), are Nuer. Gorden Kong Chol is coming to Juba. What do you think gonna happen if he see his brothers in jail?. Thank to James Hoth Mai who realized that to be a leader is to be with your people.I am sure Kiir will soon get rid of Koul and appoint one those generals to be Defense Minit

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    • 8 October 2013 08:22, by Naath

      Tribalist one more bloody step than job will be done,is not bad move for hopelesskiir,but incompetent kiir have no damp clue about two Dr Riek and Lam,I think hopeless kiir will go to luak very soon

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    • 8 October 2013 16:59, by Rommel

      Odingo:
      95%? Where do you get these figures from? Your claim is so dumb, that it makes the intellectually challenged look quite intelligent. You remind me of a particular quote from Andrew Lang: "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."

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      • 8 October 2013 17:02, by Rommel

        The SPLA has over 200, 000 troops — with over 50, 000 Nuer troops having joined the SPLA with the integration of Matip’s forces in 2006. The vast majority of the Nuer soldiers within our armed forces were Paulino Matip’s men. No other "Nuer" General [or collection thereof] provided even 1/10th of what Paulino Matip [son of Nhial Deng Kot of the Ruweng Dinka] provided to the SPLA.

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        • 9 October 2013 06:01, by Mi diit

          Rommel,
          You are such a blind fool in denial. SPLA statistics confirmed say 65% of the 200,000 are Nuer. Worse still, 90% of the commanding officers are Nuer across the ten states. Talk to the chief of staff to confirm to you, ya doubting Thomas. If Gen Matip came with 50,000, Riek Machar came with 60,000 in 2002 plus 30,000 that were in SPLA with Hoth and John Kong, guess how many are they now?

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          • 9 October 2013 08:08, by Rommel

            Mi diit:
            The above post is an interesting example of how you lie to yourself in order to sustain your delusions. If SPLA statistics affirm what you’re saying, then it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to duly direct me to these authoritative sources from a government website.

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            • 9 October 2013 08:08, by Rommel

              You have got to stop conjuring up these patently absurd numbers. There is no credible academic, historian or intellectual that contends that Riek returned with 60, 000 troops. No one believes this or thinks this other than you. Though I doubt that you actually believe it, because, well.... it’s just dumb. Full props to you for your imaginative piece of fluff rhetoric.

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              • 9 October 2013 08:09, by Rommel

                Allow me to quote from an actual historian, who actually studied such matters: "The impact of the long-delayed reconciliation between Riek and Garang in January 2002 was muted by the fact that Riek had very few troops to bring with him" (The root causes of Sudan’s civil wars, pg126, Douglas Johnson)

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                • 9 October 2013 08:09, by Rommel

                  You have this terrible habit in which you consistently juxtapose fact with lurid fiction. You ignore facts, distort data, or just make stuff up when all else fails. James Hoth Mai and John Kong did not have anywhere near to 30 000 Nuer troops with them. Intellect-free garble; empty heresay and context-free ranting is no substitute for *revelant* and fully-contextualized evidence.

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  • 8 October 2013 06:28, by Maper

    What about the SPLA/N general who got detained because he accused South Sudan of betraying South Kordofan n Blue Nile? If Kiir keeps him in South Sudan, please release him immediately. Another decree is required here Dr Kiir!

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  • 8 October 2013 06:31, by Maper

    I didn’t know Dr Lam was one of the most wanted men until this pardon.

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  • 8 October 2013 07:14, by william

    Mr President had been trying his best to ensure the stability of this lagged nation but 2 nefarious PHD holder Drs whatever they called themselves were been pushing for war, uncountable militia and self proclaim of leadership. Mayardit you had already reached thank you for patience. The truth can speaks itself.

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  • 8 October 2013 07:19, by Rami Tot

    this pardon comes as the result of humiliation done a very important persons like VP Igga and foreign minister Banjemin
    damn trying to changes something like a good leadership ok not bad.

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    • 8 October 2013 07:51, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      it’s big shame to wisky Man for released Those Genenrals without Judge,while they where in Jail for long time.
      Please wisky/Kirr u cut ur neck now Gabriel Tany and Chuany can not leave you in this position as a president either by war or peace.
      Good move for released our braves Major Gen. and Dr Lam please come and look mr wisky/Kirr for distrusted our Country.

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  • 8 October 2013 07:46, by Son of Ngundeng

    Very nice decision for our president to release the Nuer warrior, but what i believed the decision come from Dr Riak Gai Kok, not from the president himself.

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  • 8 October 2013 08:43, by Costa

    Tellar is back to action.

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  • 8 October 2013 10:05, by Konkooc

    Untill nuer is accomodated in Dinka Konkooc rule they will never learn any thing more. Nothing or any minor tribe in South Sudan will shake Dinka, even arab tried and they did not succeed in doing it.

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  • 8 October 2013 10:09, by NO PEACE

    YEAH!!1 YOU RELEASE THEM KIIR YOU WILL BE OUT OF THIS GOVERNMENT VERY SOON,

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    • 8 October 2013 10:54, by Nuer Empire

      The unfit comedian was denied in the Airport USA by US security officials! They weren’t aware of him as looked like a singer(nigga)going to sing.On that day,mr unfit VP was wearing blue suit,black shirt and red neck tied which couldn’t deserve anything than that treatments.Thanks to US Security officials.The Nuer Empire is back.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 8 October 2013 21:10, by william

        Nuer empire that humiliation to our truly compatriot VP Igga will not bring that traitor of yours called riak back. We know his wife white from Poland sold her private part to airport security agent to humiliate Wani as her husband successor but that one can not change the reality he our VP who is truly committed to national interest since. Backstabbers supporters are chasing wind.

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    • 8 October 2013 14:07, by Nuer Empire

      Kiir has made his decree number 100 yesterday.The country is going well under dictatorships.It was decree number 100 so far this year last night.
      The Nuer Empire

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  • 8 October 2013 11:06, by Malakal county Simon

    Good move by unwanted primitive president, but not good enough. The next step for president to do now or risk his life, is to hand over the SPLM chairmanship to the wanted educated leader who will than lead the Splm party to the 2015 election.

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  • 8 October 2013 11:13, by Malakal county Simon

    General James Hoth Mai need to keep a close eyes on this unwanted primitive president, incase is planning a dumb move to remove him.

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  • 8 October 2013 11:19, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    That’s why i like president Kiir leadership. Who is like Salva Kiir in this country? The man of pardoning his enemies"

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  • 8 October 2013 11:39, by Jalaby

    For those who don’t know Dr. Lam Akol, he was a lecturer in University of Khartoum, Chemical Engineer section, he was one of the students who scored so high when got his B.Sc honor degree, he officially joined SPLM/A as early as 1985 during the interim regime that followed the revolution in Apr 1985, the attorney general put him in jail during that time for unclear charge and

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    • 8 October 2013 11:47, by Jalaby

      the secretary general of communist party, Mohamed Ibrahim Nogod sent strong warning message from the eastern court of University of Khartoum during a political forum to the attorney general,Mr. Omer Abdel Aaty at that time, his message to him was "Release Dr Lam Akol right now with no delay, why are you detaining him?", attorney general did release him immediately the day after.

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      • 8 October 2013 11:53, by Jalaby

        Lam Akol didn’t waste any time and he immediately joined SPLM/A, as you know, tribalism was one of the aspect component of SPLM/A and Lam Akol was representing the Chulluk tribe implicitly.
        He was one of the main group who defected SPLA/M in 1991, that defect called for Self-Determination and caused great crack inside SPLM/A body!

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        • 8 October 2013 11:55, by Jalaby

          I believe Lam Akol deserves to be VP and South Sudan president in later time!

          Jalaby (Abo Jalabia)

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          • 8 October 2013 21:34, by Aweil the Role Model State 4peace

            JALABY,
            Welcome back home with your Boss, Uncle, inlaw or however you are related, your recent comment has shown that you ’ve just disregarded your Southern Names simply becoz your Lam Akol ’ve decided to trust the Arab of Khartoum more than his homeland, so why not you? But not to that extent of despersing your own identity in which you are trying to revive after a length of time.
            Shame on yo

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    • 8 October 2013 21:34, by william

      @ jalaba who are you lecturing here son of whore I can see now Khartoum is running out of cash to pay lam to backstab south Sudanese usual. So please dual on your national affairs as national criminals party (NCP) is now at state of collapsing so, take your dirtiest ass away.

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  • 8 October 2013 11:48, by Malakal county Simon

    That’s why I don’t like the unwanted president. Who is Salva Kiir in this country again? is a primitive,corrupted,alcoholic and most of all, he is unwanted by his people as their president.

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    • 8 October 2013 12:09, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Malakal County Simon,
      you don’t wants president Kiir but you will need any time.

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      • 8 October 2013 12:35, by moto

        DEAR BRO AND SISTERS,
        THE TIME HAS COME TO ALL SOUTH SUDANESE TO UNITE,LET US PUT AWAY NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD OTHER TRIBES.LET US MAKE SOUTH SUDAN TO BE OUR TRIBE.LET US WORK TOGETHER TO CHOSE A LEADER REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACE,RELIGION,COMMUNITY BACKGROUND OR POLITICAL LINE.

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      • 8 October 2013 13:10, by Malakal county Simon

        You can’t constantly supporting some one simply because is your step-dad, or your employer. you need to convince people why should they keep Kiir as president, and what’s will Kiir do to keep him as president. Or you can kiss Kiir ass for all you want for your employment benefits, but no one will side with you at the moment until you provide good reason.

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  • 8 October 2013 14:40, by NO PEACE

    PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN, OUR PRESIDENT SSALVA KIIR RUN OUT OF THE COUNTRY NOW BECAUSE OF GENERAL HOTH MAI. HOTH MAI OYEEE!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  • 8 October 2013 16:19, by John The President

    MIDIIT, If you idiots still can not appreciate this move then to hell with you. Kiir has done what is rare, all we should do is to advise these confused Generals if at all they have not learned that there is no live in Nyagatism. those who deceived them to rebelled against the gov’t did not follow them to the bush. to u generals, if u are feeling hungry plize blame your masters. Riek+Lam=Nyagatism

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  • 9 October 2013 05:40, by Odingo

    To idiot Rommel. For your information before LT. General Paulino Matip Joined South Sudan Army(SSA),80% of SPLA troops are from Nuer. Then, when General Paulino joined SPLA,the percentage of present in South Sudan Army, actually exceeded beyond expection. Shame on you for General Matip to be from Ruweng Dinka. that is sign of being born coward and die as a coward like your father.

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    • 9 October 2013 07:02, by Rommel

      Odingo:
      80%? Blimey, that’s more than just a significant percentage. I’m being facetious, of course, if you hadn’t noticed. This 80% figure is just as untenable as the figure that you provided before. Would you care to provide sources for any of these ridiculous figures? You are clearly deranged and/or mentally retarded.

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      • 9 October 2013 07:10, by Rommel

        Before Matip’s men were absorbed and integrated into the armed forces... Nuer representation within the armed forces was derisory. Do you really want to compare the small handful of eastern Jikany-Nuer under Hoth to entire Dinka divisions like Mour-Mour and Koriom!?

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        • 9 October 2013 08:04, by Rommel

          On the matter of Paulino Matip Nhial’s identity... his father’s name is Nhial Deng Kot — a Dinka man from Biemmnom county and his mother was a woman from Mayom - Bul Nuer. Tribal identities in greater Upper Nile are fluid, not fixed. The brave and resilient Ruweng do not wish to be associated with a man like Matip, but even they acknowledge that Matip’s father was one of their own.

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          • 9 October 2013 08:06, by Rommel

            This is also true of Nyuon Bany. 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 unknown. We still have their families with us in Duk Padiet and Panyagor.

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  • 9 October 2013 06:05, by Mi diit

    Rommel,
    You are such a blind fool in denial. SPLA statistics confirmed that 65% of the 200,000 are Nuer. Again, 90% of the commanding officers are Nuer across the ten states. Talk to the chief of staff to confirm to you, ya doubting Thomas. If Gen Matip came with 50,000, Riek Machar came with 60,000 in 2002 plus 30,000 that were in SPLA with James Hoth and John Kong, guess how many are they now?

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    • 9 October 2013 06:07, by Mi diit

      And this is the reason behind the cry by Dr. Riek and Gen. Hoth, telling the army to stay away from the tribal politics of Salva Kiir. Because if the army involves in that dirty politics, Kiir would be overthrown in 24 hours and he would cry that he was military chased away by the Nuer.

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      • 9 October 2013 06:10, by Mi diit

        But the visionless uneducated incompetent Kiir is now provoking the situation by touring his Bahr el Ghazal region, telling his tribal militias not to allow his leadership taken away. The man will be responsible for any tribal war about leadership in South Sudan. And he will badly lose it. I will myself hold him by his beard and drag him to Hague to face ICC.

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        • 9 October 2013 07:22, by Rommel

          Mi diit
          The above post is an interesting example of how you lie to yourself in order to sustain your delusions. If SPLA statistics affirm what you’re saying, then it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to duly direct me to these authoritative sources from a government website.

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          • 9 October 2013 07:33, by Rommel

            You have got to stop conjuring up these patently absurd numbers. There is no credible academic, historian or intellectual that contends that Riek returned with 60, 000 troops. No one believes this or thinks this other than you. Though I doubt that you actually believe it, because, well.... it’s just dumb. Full props to you for your imaginative piece of fluff rhetoric.

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            • 9 October 2013 07:40, by Rommel

              Allow me to quote from an actual historian, who actually studied such matters: "The impact of the long-delayed reconciliation between Riek and Garang in January 2002 was muted by the fact that Riek had very few troops to bring with him" (The root causes of Sudan’s civil wars, pg126, Douglas Johnson)

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              • 9 October 2013 07:48, by Rommel

                You have this terrible habit in which you consistently juxtapose fact with lurid fiction. You ignore facts, distort data, or just make stuff up when all else fails. James Hoth Mai and John Kong did not have anywhere near to 30 000 Nuer troops with them. Intellect-free garble; empty heresay and context-free ranting is no substitute for *revelant* and fully-contextualized evidence.

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                • 9 October 2013 07:53, by Rommel

                  Your pathetic little threats are getting old, very quick. Adult thinking is beyond your limited perspective. Your stock response is to wail, whimper and issue threats. You are clearly not intellectually mature enough to engage others in discussion on the internet without histrionics and childish emotionalism. You’re not in Luakpiny/Nasir anymore, Mi diit!

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                  • 9 October 2013 08:22, by dude

                    Fuck you Rommel and your mafuckdit idiot brainless president.

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