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Machar says forces in control of most of S. Sudan amid speculation of attempted Juba takeover

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December 21, 2013 (LONDON) - Forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to South Sudan’s former vice-president, Riek Machar, announced that they have taken control of the strategic oil-rich region of Unity state, six days after fighting erupted in the capital, Juba.

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An SPLA soldier walks away from a vehicle in Juba on 21 December 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

Machar told BBC on Saturday that his troops were now in control of “much of the country”, including Bor, a strategic town, which is also the capital city of South Sudan’s most populous state, Jonglei.

SPLA spokesperson Col. Philip Aguer confirmed the fall of Unity state on Saturday, following a declaration by SPLA’s division four overall commander, Maj. Gen. Koang Chuol, that the region had fallen under the control of Machar, while in the state capital, Bentiu.

Regional leaders have been trying to initiate dialogue between Machar and South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit. However, Machar said Kiir must step down first before meaningful dialogue can take place to restore peace in the country. He also demanded the release of his colleagues arrested in the wake of the clashes last week.

Fighting reportedly started when a misunderstanding ensued between members of the presidential guards inside a barracks in Juba.

Peter Adwok Nyaba, the former national minister of higher education, said the violence erupted when bodyguards loyal to Salva Kiir, predominantly from the Dinka tribe, tried to disarm their Nuer colleagues under orders of the president.

However, Kiir said the violence was a coup attempt instigated by his political opponents.

With the violence also spreading to the other states, there are fears that the situation will further escalate despite government assurances that the situation is now under control.

Thousands of civilians, mostly from the Dinka ethnic group, are fleeing the capital Juba every day, crossing into Uganda, amid rumours that forces loyal to Machar may attack the capital at any time.

Reports say Juba airport is also congested, with thousands of people attempting to leave.

MACHAR CONDEMNS ALLEGED AIR RAID

In comments to BBC on Saturday, the former vice-president on Saturday said that the Ugandan air force had carried out bombing around Bor town on Saturday, backing Kiir’s forces to retake Bor.

There were unconfirmed reports that one fighter jet was shot down. Two US aircraft were also hit while trying to evacuate their nationals from Bor, injuring four of its crew members, according to the office of the US special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.

The Ugandan government has denied having bombed Bor, although they confirmed the presence of their troops inside South Sudan “to rescue their nationals”.

Thousands of civilians, predominantly from the Dinka ethnic group, have sought refuge in the UNMISS compound in Bor, as well as other bases across the country.

Machar’s forces are also said to be in control of Mangala military base, which is about 30kms from Juba, in Central Equatoria state. Many believe they are planning an attack on the capital.

The US administration has warned that the international community will not condone or recognise any attempt by rebels to take over Juba.

“The United States and other partners are committed to the realisation of South Sudan’s full political, social, and economic potential, but make no mistake: these cooperative efforts will be undermined if political disputes drag the country back into senseless conflict and strife. Moreover, any armed attack on the capital will be seen as an attempt to achieve an unlawful usurpation of power, which would be universally condemned”, US secretary of state John Kerry said in a statement on Saturday.

“Those who seek to take or hold power by violence or division of South Sudanese along ethnic lines will not have our support. Violence today will not pave the way for a more stable or prosperous tomorrow”, he added.

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  • 22 December 2013 08:09, by Deng II

    Machar
    You will never ever become President of SS, but President of Nuer.

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    • 22 December 2013 08:13, by Deng II

      Machar
      Your days are numbered, whether through gun or epilepsy

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      • 22 December 2013 09:57, by dude

        Dr MACHAR OYEEE. ALL THE SOUTH SUDNESES TRIBES WILL ENJOY THEIR FREEDOM VERY SOON UNDER DR. RIEK MACHAR. WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE MONEY FOR OIL WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL COUNTIES AND PAYAMS EQUALLY. WE WILL NOT SIT AND EAT THE MONEY LIKE DINKA BHAR EL GAZAL. WE WILL GIVE THE MONEY BACK TO THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH SUDAN. YES WE WILL FOR ALL. BOR CITY WILL BE BUILT WELL BECAUSE OF DR. JOHN GARANG.

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        • 22 December 2013 11:55, by mathem jech amer

          dude
          I know you are just fighting for money, that is why you want money to be distributed to payams.You said you want to be government & you are looting shops, banks in Bor, what type of government you are going to be?Even in your state Bentiu, you are also looting markets, shame on you greedy.Malual Gier Nyang will meet u soon, be prepared for ever fighting u never seen

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        • 22 December 2013 12:10, by sanduksanduk

          Take ur wars and barbarism to upper nile and Gogrial. It is a shame sharing this country with filthy gangs of murderers, rapists and looters. Out of Equatoria NOW. Take along with ur oil. The three governors of Equatoria should advocate for sepation from the rest of u.

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          • 22 December 2013 14:45, by Mi diit

            BREAKING NEWS, BREAKING NEWS,
            Incompetent Kiir’s forces are retreating back to Juba. They tried to open the Bor road and clashed with Dr. Machar’s forces between Mangala and Juba. They are now running back to Juba hopelessly. Soon the fighting will eject them out of Juba. Dr. Machar oyeeee..............

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          • 22 December 2013 14:45, by Mi diit

            BREAKING NEWS, BREAKING NEWS,
            Incompetent Kiir’s forces are retreating back to Juba. They tried to open the Bor road and clashed with Dr. Machar’s forces between Mangala and Juba. They are now running back to Juba hopelessly. Soon the fighting will eject them out of Juba. Dr. Machar oyeeee..............

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        • 22 December 2013 14:39, by Muorcienggok

          It is so stupid for you to think that Dinka eat the money of oil, we are not greedy as you do. I would like to know since when have you come to know oil is a revenue when your foolish activities had led to the drilling of oil by the Arabs and developed Khartoum at the expense of the South; remember when Riek rebelled in 1991 while he was a zonal commander of Nasir oil was not yet drilled.

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        • 22 December 2013 16:30, by Marco A. Wek

          Dude, Machar would have been South Sudan president some day if he was not blindly followed by tribal fools like you and get det chuol and the rest. How would he wind South Sudanese minds and hearts when only when those two generals are rebelled on tribal ground. Tell me , Riek said he is in control of most of the country as if he controls Upper Nile and Bahr Al Ghazal.

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        • 22 December 2013 21:39, by Below the Law

          Dude
          A question or two to you above the law. Are you sure Riek can do any good? Why is it only Nuer supporting so named dr.riek? Will riek when asending to presidency be a president of nuer tribe alone? If your doctor and you really learned academically does this war you just started a caurse? I think riek did not learn academically to attain the doctorate he bought the title for sure. Wastage.

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      • 22 December 2013 10:56, by Dinka Nhialic

        Deng
        u are right brother, he can never ever become the president as he is the prophet of doom. U will died dreaming of becoming the president but u will never rule the Country. we shall give the chance to James Wanni Igga and Marial Benjamin not u idiot

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        • 22 December 2013 11:51, by Tiger

          Dinka Nhialic.
          Let me quote what you have just say concerning to the reply you have made to brother Deng-II"he will never ever be our president,we shall give chance to James Wani" see my friend this kind of attitude that’s what drive this country into Chaos,you think Dinka own S.Sudan huh to switch the country’s leadership to whoever they want and not those whom our citizens have voted for ?

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      • 22 December 2013 13:18, by Gatluak

        Dr. Riek Machar Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee we are going to have a freedom at your hands. You are the best of the best man.

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        • 22 December 2013 20:59, by Below the Law

          Gatluak
          you know I respect Law. I am below the law. By knowing so l support a countryperson constitutionally selected to a position till his right expires. I dont support a politician because he comes from my area but because of what he did, does and will do my country. Riek machar is not a legitimate doctor. If I were riek with doctorate and being supported by my tribe only I would feel ashame.

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        • 22 December 2013 21:04, by Below the Law

          Gatluak
          you know I respect Law. I am below the law. By knowing so l support a countryperson constitutionally selected to a position till his right expires. I dont support a politician because he comes from my area but because of what he did, does and will do my country. Riek machar is not a legitimate doctor. If I were riek with doctorate and being supported by my tribe only I would feel ashame.

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    • 22 December 2013 08:19, by Gat Gan Kiir

      Coward Dinka president brought foreign troop to safeguards his power. It come to world attention that Dinka can’t face Mighty Nuer for war. Nuer resisted British long time ago and brought down US aircraft just yesterday. What brave community on earth who can say no to evils on earth

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      • 22 December 2013 10:38, by Hardlinner

        It just matter of hours before iliterate savages gatdet will be out of bor. Mark words. Nothing can stop spla of kiir from retaking bor and unity state from visionless nuer militias. Machar can never be low to rule nuers let alone south sudan. The guy is blood sucker that enjoy human suffering and death. People of his character never get chance rule people in all of ss except in nuer land.

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      • 22 December 2013 12:18, by Superkuol

        Dear Gat Gan Kiir.
        President Salva Kiir isn’t Dinka president. No tribe in South Sudan is led by president. He is the president of the Republic of South Sudan. Get it very well. I don’t agree with you that the Nuers are mighty. We all mighty. The Dinka, Nuer and other tribes of South Sudan together fought the British colonial administrators. The war for independence wasn’t fought by single tribe.

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      • 22 December 2013 14:59, by Muorcienggok

        your are a liar, it is only your nasty mind that deceives u to believe u can defeat Dinka.In 1991 your psycho Riek betrayed our cause of struggle and all of you chose to follow him in which the Arabs got access to drill oil in Bentiu, u preferred feeding on left overs and cleaning dishes in Khartoum that having a State but we fought u and your masters until you surrendered.

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      • 22 December 2013 15:14, by Muorcienggok

        I would like to educate you that only very small force came from Uganda to escort Uganda citizens but not to defense Kiir’s leadership. Dinka’s ambition is not to defense Kiir’s Leadership but rather state from you greedy thugs who think coup is the best way of descending to leadership, we always scarify our lives and blood to found a state but you ruin it. U will surrender to us again.

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    • 22 December 2013 08:23, by Mapuor

      Its not a surprise to see all Nuer illiterate generals rebelling and killing their juniors who are mainly Dinkas and highly educated at the same time.Promotions of freedom fighters, majority of whom were Dinkas has ever been rejected by Nygaat Hoth Mai,Oyai Deng Ajak,Majak Agot,Pieng Deng,Mathok Geng and others.Now all officers are now killed by your Nyagaats after being disarmed.

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      • 22 December 2013 11:12, by Tiger

        Dinkas brothers.
        Don’t be ashame of yourself or feel useless for being defeated when Dr.Machar forces takeover 2-3 of the country’unfortunately this civil war or whatever you call it"tribal war"was bound to happen brothers,do you know why I say this,because you make this country of ours and of all sixty-fours different ethnicities become yours alone and excluded others.shame on you Kiir.

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        • 22 December 2013 11:32, by Tiger

          Cont.. Now how do some of you Dinkas feel when Ugandan airstrike raided Bor area to bomb those who have mutiny against BENYDIT Kiir’s leadership,it’s ridiculous right because Dr.Machar declared his rebellion two days ago and now you’re seeking help from Uganda.why don’t you send those of Gokrial PIGS that you had been fattened up with our resource monies and go and face Nuer rebellious.

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          • 22 December 2013 12:23, by Rommel

            Tiger:
            Ah, I see, your moral code would never allow your people to stoop so low as to solicit and receive military assistance in your wars against the Dinka. Do you recall the thirteen [13] years [1991 to 2004] in which the Dinka were subjected to aerial bombardment and artillery fire from your masters in Khartoum!?

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            • 22 December 2013 12:25, by Rommel

              Did we defend oilfields on behalf of the Arab oligarchy!? Did we rely on their weapons, ammunition, supplies, logistical support and food relief!? Did we engage in military operations in tandem with the Arabs for thirteen [13] years!? We didn’t do any of these things... but *you* know who did, don’t *you*!?

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              • 22 December 2013 12:27, by Rommel

                The Dinka had to contend with an enemy [your erstwhile ally], that was well furnished with a palette of destructive weaponry and over 200, 000 men, accompanied by bombers, jets, and helicopter gunships and tens of thousands of aligned Northern militiamen — the PDF and the Murahaleen and tens of thousands of Nuer militiamen.

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                • 22 December 2013 12:28, by Rommel

                  Allow me to cite for you the work of several historians:
                  Throughout the fighting, not one war casualty was admitted to the Nasir hospital. Riek’s troops sat idle as Khartoum pushed back the Dinka. The results of Riek’’s sell-out to Khartoum could not have been more glaring. The Dinka suffered mightily. (Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, scott peterson)

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                  • 22 December 2013 12:32, by Rommel

                    Riek’s commanders from both the Jikany and Lou Nuer approached the government in Malakal seeking arms ostensibly with which to fight Dr. John Garang’s forces. These were given freely. (The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Peace Or Truce, Douglas Hamilton Johnson)

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        • 22 December 2013 15:25, by Muorcienggok

          Let me make one thing clear to you Dinka will never be defeated by Nuer, remember when Riek rebelled in 1991 all the Nuers followed him and joined the Sudan arm forces who were backed up by all the Arabs from middle East; did the movement collapse?Of cause no, me managed to defeat both Arabs and the Nuers until the Arabs accepted peace talk which led to our referendum.

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    • 22 December 2013 09:32, by Rommel

      As usual, Sudan Tribune fumble a simple sentence speaking of how Riek’s forces now control "much of the country" and misrepresents this simple sentence into this wholly untenable headline: "Machar says forces in control of most South Sudan’s territory" amid speculations of attempted Juba takeover."

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      • 22 December 2013 09:37, by Rommel

        Riek’s forces have taken one military base in Mongalla, and so they certainly do not control Greater Equatoria, and they certainly do not control Greater Bahr el Ghazal, so how can this absurd headline be justified!?

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        • 22 December 2013 13:35, by Predicted

          Luka Biong: Please do not let yourself get dragged down into tribalism. You are educated and one of Southern Sudan sons who should be smarter than that.

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        • 22 December 2013 13:36, by Tiger

          Rommel.
          Yes Riek’s forces have taken Mangala,Jonglei’s Capital,Unity state capital and they’re matching forward to Greater Bahr-El Ghazal,now these areas were captured in less than a week,that mean this is not a tribal war but civil war to restore Democracy in S.Sudan where everybody shall feel equal and be filled with pride,dignity and freedom,unlike the tribalistic govt that Kiir has built to

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          • 22 December 2013 13:45, by Tiger

            Cont..dominate other tribes,that’s exactly what Dr.Garang De Mabior had talked about against what the govt of Khartoum was doing back then,he quoted that"there’s no government should be allows to use tribes against tribes in order to remain in power"and he is absolutely right about that.

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            • 22 December 2013 14:33, by Rommel

              Tiger:
              I very much doubt that the people of Greater Bahr el Ghazal would allow themselves to be subjected to the indignity of having their territory occupied by the likes of Riek. This has absolutely nothing to do with democracy; this is a power struggle, and this is about Riek’s narcissistic, megalomaniacal ideations.

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              • 22 December 2013 14:37, by Rommel

                He believes in Ngundeng’s prophesies; prophesies about his apparently foretold ascension to Executive position. This man caused the deaths of close to 30, 000 civilians in the 90s. How can anyone support a man responsible for the deaths of close to 30, 000 civilians!? A man so disturbed, so delusional that he so sickeningly boasted that his tribe could wipe out an entire tribe — the Dinka.

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                • 22 December 2013 14:43, by Rommel

                  It seems that people are ignorant of Riek’s terrible human rights violations, his caustic tribal rhetoric and his history of failures. He is not -and never will be- a viable alternative. People misinterpret my [and other peoples] opposition to Riek’s ascension to Executive office as being essentially tribal in nature, when nothing could be further from the truth.

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                  • 22 December 2013 14:46, by Rommel

                    I would have absolutely no problem with members of the Nuer tribe holding Executive position in a successive and unbroken line of Nuer Presidents for a hundred [100] years straight... But I quite simply cannot accept Riek being my President.

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                    • 22 December 2013 14:50, by Rommel

                      I want a Constitutional Republic with term limits and checks and balances. I want a Bill Of Rights that ensures individual liberty. I also want Salva Kiir to affirm that he will step down in 2015. Salva Kiir is not fit to be the leader of South Sudan, and nothing more demonstrates this than the killing of hundreds of unarmed civilians in Juba on the basis of their tribal origins.

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                      • 22 December 2013 14:54, by Rommel

                        I have condemned Kiir more times than I care to count. I have condemned him for violating a ’constitution’ that already ascribes to him inordinate Executive powers; I have condemned him for the rampant, enervating corruption, the nepotism, the insecurity, the tribalism and for intimidating, detaining, torturing and murdering journalists. I want him gone, but I don’t want Riek in his place.

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                        • 22 December 2013 14:55, by Rommel

                          This is what Riek said to a journalist-historian in the wake of the 1991 split:
                          He discounted tribalism as “from a different age”, though boasted that he has “not seen a Nuer who doesn’t support me.” In the same breath, he added, “if there is a tribal element, the Nuer would destroy all the Dinka.” (Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, Scott Peterson)

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                          • 22 December 2013 14:57, by Rommel

                            "The atrocities committed are things [the Dinka] asked for”, he said. He claimed he had dictated what happened: “Fighting at Bor did not get out of control. I was in total control of how far the troops went. “(Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, Scott Peterson)

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                            • 22 December 2013 14:57, by Rommel

                              The massacre was not the end of the tragedy in Bor, however. An estimated 100, 000 people fled the area following the attack, and after many of the villages had been burnt to the ground. According to Amnesty International, famine brought about by looting and the destruction of crops and livestock killed a further 25, 000 people, many of them children. ( South Sudan Max Lovell-Hoare)

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                              • 22 December 2013 14:58, by Rommel

                                I’ve often said that the Dinka should acknowledge and embrace others as equals. Our representation in the government is far too high; it should drop from its current 59% to 10-15% at the very most, in order that the constituent sixty-four [64] tribes of South Sudan get proper representation in government.

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    • 22 December 2013 09:53, by dude

      Dr MACHAR OYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. ALL THE SOUTH SUDNESES TRIBES WILL ENJOY THEIR FREEDOM VERY SOON UNDER DR. RIEK MACHAR. WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE MONEY FOR OIL WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL COUNTIES AND PAYAMS EQUALLY. WE WILL SIT AND EAT THE MONEY LIKE DINKA BHAR EL GAZAL. WE WILL GIVE THE MONEY BACK TO THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH SUDAN. YES WE WILL FOR ALL.

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      • 22 December 2013 14:22, by Beny yomnhoi

        you are lying with your Nuer rebel Dr.Riak who run away during SPLA struggle to jalaby,why he is disturbing those sweating for liberation.if he want let him go back to ask the percentage of his support to jalaby not SPLA/M.he is killing his people indirect but he is fooling other Nuers.no nation where army support tribalism except Nuer Gelweng (cattle protectors)shame on you,you will die like dog.

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    • 22 December 2013 12:38, by mathem jech amer

      Deng II
      You devilic leader Machar was denying any coup attempt, today he admitted after hearing that SPLA devision 4 Commander has defected and control Bentiu> Now all International Community who were supported Riek lies are currentlt supporting S.Sudan government including US presidnet, where will Riek go?

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  • 22 December 2013 08:09, by Joseph Canada

    In Mangala?!!! Kiir!! run!!!!!

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    • 22 December 2013 08:11, by Joseph Canada

      We rather have someone Educated than someone Uneducated run the country. SS is not the Village council/Elder’s assembly

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      • 22 December 2013 14:12, by Beny yomnhoi

        Joseph canada
        it is a big lie from your greedy rebel for leadership to take over Juba.let him go and keep cattle and am assuring you that your mother is not educated but she know how to mix all spice to makes taste for you.education is art of doing something but wisdom is natural give.Dinkas are born wise with enough capacity of reasoning and analysis,no tribe in SS or world with tolerant like dka

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      • 22 December 2013 15:49, by Muorcienggok

        Kiir is a hero who fought throughout his life beginning from the Anyany one(1) when he was a youth upto the present day when he is the president and the commander in-chief of the SPLA, his ambition has always been tailored toward building a state that accommodates us all regardless of our backgrounds . yes Kiir is not educated but would one who holds PHD likes to take power by coup?

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    • 22 December 2013 08:24, by Tutbol

      What will SUDANTRIBUNE ACHIEVE by spreading lies? The Europeans & Us have realizing that their game would be wanted in S Sudan whatsoever. Their mentally challenged Riek Machar & her bitch Nyandeng Garang would be hanged in public so that their supporters in Europe & the US can see how much S Sudanese held them in a grand contempt. S Sudanese don’t give a shit about Europeans & the US....

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      • 22 December 2013 08:34, by Tutbol

        they are worship else where in Africa as gods, but not in S Sudan. They created this mess hoping that S Sudanese will just be their usual West and central Africans where they often install their cloned who are only answerable to Europeans or US interests. But in S Sudan though, that game would not be tolerated.

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      • 22 December 2013 10:16, by Mr Point

        This country needs a way to avoid civil war. Civil war would destroy many lives and achieve nothing.
        We need Kiir to step down in favour of a national unity government to represent all tribes. It should be led by one who has both Nuer and Dinka parentage, if such a senior leader can be found.

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      • 22 December 2013 10:16, by Mr Point

        This country needs a way to avoid civil war. Civil war would destroy many lives and achieve nothing.
        We need Kiir to step down in favour of a national unity government to represent all tribes. It should be led by one who has both Nuer and Dinka parentage, if such a senior leader can be found.

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  • 22 December 2013 08:13, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    The sons of the land are fighting inside Bor, your hogwash propaganda will not improve the bad situation of your supporters. Bor will never be your base as we Bor children receive guns and ammunitions. wait Mr hopeless cat for your fate.

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  • 22 December 2013 08:14, by Maper

    Is UNMISS/UN sheltering a rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar? United Nations should only give protection to a politician who is seeking asylum on political grounds, and not to a politician whose army and royalists are butchering innocent civilians on daily basis, and demanding to topple an elected and legitimate government.

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    • 22 December 2013 08:25, by Maper

      Any organisation/NGOs harbouring Dr Riek must do so on one condition: that Riek is not fighting a government. Hiding him while he is commanding armed forces on the ground against government and civilians is a covered attempt (By West) to help Riek overthrow an elected government. All those South Sudanese who supported Riek’s candidacy against Kiir wanted to do it through ballots, not bullets.

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      • 22 December 2013 08:36, by Maper

        Dr Riek’s poor calculation led him to believe that a political supporter is necessarily a military supporter. With a gun in his hands, both Dr Riek’s and Kiir’s politcal supporters would fight against Riek because insurgency isn’t acceptable. Riek relentless quest for leadership = civilians death. I have witnessed this twice, and counting, in my lifetime.

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      • 22 December 2013 09:47, by dude

        Dr. Machar. God will bless you millions times. We will pray for you day and night. We want a lasting peace when you come to Juba in three months. We will make sure that the Uganda president is kicked out first. Museveni has no right to get involve in this civil war of ours. We will fight him and we will defeat him. People do not Know Nuer very well.

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  • 22 December 2013 08:16, by Mapuor

    Riek Macar is suffering from paranoid personality disorder.Nuers should stop following this mad thug.His PhD is fake.His English shows that the man is a liar.How can he claim that he has PhD when he still makes mistakes that are not even made by primary four leavers.May God rest the souls of innocent Dinkas massacred in Bentiu,Bor,Akobo,Nasir and Mangala in peace.Riek will die soon.

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  • 22 December 2013 08:21, by Naath Raani

    Criminal Salva Kiir starts crying with blood. Marialnyang a ci riak Banydi. No oil no money. Dinkas, don’t run out of the country. You need to your husbands, Nuers. Yaa ja maana, lou. Ahla maa kalak Nuers nath dinkas bi nik nath adiil kide. Bor community will stay calm but criminals Gogrial have to leave before mighty Nuers arrive.

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    • 22 December 2013 08:29, by Mapuor

      Yaa Nyagaat
      Bentiu town is completely looted.Rubkona looted and now only birds are hovering over the deserted town.No food,in seven days Leek will begin to loot Jikeny,Bull already started looting both Leek,Jagay and Jikeny and are proceeding to loot Adok.Lou Nuer is already invaded by Yau Yau.No single Lou Nuer will survive the final Murle assault.Monjang Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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      • 22 December 2013 08:37, by Deng II

        Nuer killed 2000 Dinka in Bentiu, 30 Dinka in Akoba, but we don’t know how many killed in Bor yet, may be its will be more than 2000 Dinka and the others areas.

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      • 22 December 2013 09:11, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        You are right Mapour, They don’t have supplies just like us. but in few days, this rebellion will surrender like they always do. nuer are underachievers, nothing will succeed if they are alone. lootings is the reason for this chaos.

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    • 22 December 2013 08:43, by jijury

      I see those Hopeless inept Kiir’s follower are crying their lungs out make no mistake the coalition forces from Uganda Kenyan plus SPLA are digging their graves to come to Jonglei and recapture Bor town. Nuer Mighty Warriors will make sure that all of them are capture without any single of them left. UGANDA AND KENYA FORCES WILL NEVER GO TO SOUTH SUDAN AGAIN TO FIGHT.

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      • 22 December 2013 08:52, by Toney Toney Matot

        Hey Guys,
        more then 200 Nuers mutineers surrendered back to Juba in the pretext that they were mislead by Reik machar.can you see how Nuer behave.

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  • 22 December 2013 08:44, by Naath Raani

    @ Mapuor, Nuers never suffer for food shortage. I think Dinkas will put their kids to sale. Nuers work very hard for their living and beg from Dinkas but Dinkas beg food from Nuers. Nuers give but Dinkaass never even their kins. Now your uncle Criminal Salvage Kiir will not be drunk and molested teenagers anymore. Bany a cin whisky and / a ci bi yuet.

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    • 22 December 2013 10:55, by Hardlinner

      Can you tell me why there were less 210 dinkas in bentiu and less 40 in akobo. It is simple. 1 because nuers are muderers don’t know how to coexist with other tribes. 2 they are thieves and lazy people that don’t work for their lively hood. But you go to dinka land n would fine more than 10000 nuers in each state. Dinka are not coward nor lazy to kill or loot people that are living in their land.

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  • 22 December 2013 08:52, by wang

    Hope Uganda government will feeds those creatures-less people so called Dinka....why Dinka always leaves the country to Nuer when there is war and when there is peace and foods, you are braves and decisions making people... we warns you so many times...that the war is not options to resolves our disputes......

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    • 22 December 2013 09:06, by jijury

      Incompetent Kiir trained his own militias the so called presidential guards in hope that when war break, they will kill as many Nuer as they can and they did. But my warning to Salva is, when you do wrong to Nuer it’s better Nuer do wrong to you because when Nuer revenges it’s a disaster.

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    • 22 December 2013 09:46, by Rommel

      wang:
      Your posts are an example of the fallacy of question-begging. It’s when you use a rhetorical question, to make an assertion that you have no evidence for. With the exception of the small handful of James Hoth Mai’s eastern Jikany, the Nuer only came back to the SPLA in 2004-6 — after the peace agreement, so you really shouldn’t talk.

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      • 22 December 2013 09:55, by Rommel

        The vast majority of the Nuer soldiers within our armed forces were Paulino Matip’s men; men that were absorbed and integrated into our armed forces in 2006. Allow me to cite for you the work of a historian:

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        • 22 December 2013 09:56, by Rommel

          Throughout the fighting, not one war casualty was admitted to the Nasir hospital. Riek’s troops sat idle as Khartoum pushed back the Dinka. The results of Riek’’s sell-out to Khartoum could not have been more glaring. The Dinka suffered mightily. (Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, scott peterson)

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    • 22 December 2013 13:20, by mathem jech amer

      wang
      Long time bro, I thought u were dead. Currently there are more than 6,000 Nuers women and children at Nimule. They were trying to run to Uganda but Uganda government refused them. Now even Madi said they don’t want Nuers as they are trouble makers.. were will they go now after closure of hiding places, pls ask Bashir to take them to Khartoum, Nuer common rebellion place

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  • 22 December 2013 08:58, by dude

    Dr. Riek Machar Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • 22 December 2013 09:05, by Naath Raani

    Nuers never. beg food from Dinkas but Dinkas beg. food from Nuers. Salvage Kiir will drink his urine or will flee to some whisky from Moseveni in Uganda. Now all Nuers from all the corners are marching to Juba. You Dinkass in juba need to scape and Nuers will start their duty with fairness for for all.

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  • 22 December 2013 09:11, by Guandong

    Barrack n John Kerry said that America will stop supporting south if Juba take by power. ur supporting was not going to civil population lieu to the one person’s pocket. If this was what US stood for then they were supporting one man. Though u stop it or not it will not harm any civilians. As u didnot u cut off ur assistant many months past while civilians had no money. what do u talk about? are

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    • 22 December 2013 09:29, by Mike General

      Kiir drags the nation into what we called a genocide planned long time ago by his group of buchers Kuol Manyang, Salva Mathok and their rough minded Awet Akot the master of 39 laws against Nuer. You will never escaped south sudan without unfinished.You missed the right direction. you have seen Nuer how mighty they are. US war plane fired down.we are waiting for Uganda, Kenya Sudan and all your dam

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    • 22 December 2013 09:33, by Mike General

      Kiir drags the nation into what we called a genocide planned long time ago by his group of buchers Kuol Manyang, Salva Mathok and their rough minded Awet Akot the master of 39 laws against Nuer. You will never escaped south sudan without unfinished.You missed the right direction. you have seen Nuer how mighty they are. US war plane fired down.we are waiting for Uganda, Kenya Sudan and all your dam

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      • 22 December 2013 12:08, by Superkuol

        Dear Mike General
        You are so tribalistic because you are supporting your tribe Nuer to continue their offensive on the Dinka. One thing you should know is that you Nuer are not mighty. Having shot at the U.S plane doesn’t in any way show mightiness. It instead shows ignorance and short-sightedness of not looking well ahead into the future.

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  • 22 December 2013 09:21, by Kenyan the cushite

    perfect example how africa is cursed with ignorance and stupidity. instead of building the country together, Dinkas and Nuers are killing each other. riek machar a man who has confessed to a tribal massacre of 30,000 in 1991. does he expect to lead??. why not wait or ask hos deputy to be president? S Sudanese enjoy your poverty and death.

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    • 22 December 2013 09:45, by Mike General

      Cont..
      allies, kiir must step down and open a way for south sudanese to enjoy democracy as a part of their freddom.Dinkocracy practices in south south has been stopped by the eyes of all south sudanese the Nuer young fighters to free south sudan once and for all.
      Long live Dr. Long live Nuer , lets stand firm

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  • 22 December 2013 09:38, by dude

    Now much of the country is under the control OF Dr. Machar. what Is next, I gues negotiation or kiir departure. We as south Sudanese cannot accept to be ruled by an illiterate like Salva Kiir. We need a Dr. Riek to rule the country because he is able just like Dr. Garang. We will fight the Uganda or Kenya if they enter into our country. We are the citizens of this country and they are just agents

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    • 22 December 2013 11:59, by mathem jech amer

      Machar
      Yesterday was their president, today is their killer, what type of education did he achieved? Doctor of killing in traditional medicine called traditional science of killing.Riek Charms given to him in Congo was made to kill huge number of people especially Dinka Bor.

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  • 22 December 2013 10:59, by Konan

    This senseless war must stop before it’s too late. Otherwise, sooner of later SS will be a protectorate under the UN mandate, cuz doctors (US) sometimes may let baby die (Kiir & Machar) to save mother (SS)life , well done Dinka well done Nure, is this really what you are fighting for ?

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  • 22 December 2013 11:53, by Superkuol

    Riek Machar should stop fighting and agree to sit down together with President Salva Kiir in order to find a peaceful settlement to the ongoing political crisis in the country. It’s clear that the conflict has taken tribal dimension. The Nuer should stop barbaric killing of Dinka and vice-versa. It is wrong for some people to claim on the net that they are mighty tribe in our country.

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  • 22 December 2013 12:13, by dinkagloble

    I love seeing useless Nuer going Banana when getting fool by poor triblist Sudan Tribune reporters such as Bonifacio Taban Kuich. Dude knows exactly what he was doing when he took his time write this article.
    “Forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to the former South Sudan’s vice president Riek Machar announced that they have taken control of the strategic oil rich region of

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    • 22 December 2013 12:19, by dinkagloble

      of Unit"
      First off!! This people are no longer SPLA but Nuer rebels. They did not take control of unity state but they switch sides as usual.
      “With the violence also spreading to the other states, there are fears that the situation will further escalate despite government’s assurances that the situation is under control”.
      …and what exactly other states would violence escalate to? The rebellion i

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      • 22 December 2013 12:21, by dinkagloble

        The rebellion is only confined to three states (Jongulei, Upper Nile , and Unity State ) which are predominately Nuer by population. By the way don’t get thrills the last time I check Nuer successfully record in South Sudan history was disappointing.
        “Thousands of civilians, mostly from the Dinka ethnic group, are fleeing the capital Juba every day, crossing into Uganda, as rumors suggest that

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        • 22 December 2013 12:24, by dinkagloble

          that forces loyal to Riek Machar may attack the capital any time soon to take it from Kiir’s forces. Be honest Mr. Kuich! What make you think Dinka would flee Juba when its clearly show Nuer are being hunt down like a rat and had to seek shelter at UN camp in Juba? True Dinkas are not going to loose some sleep because of confuse Nyigat Riek and traitor Gadet. You may try to fool

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        • 22 December 2013 12:24, by dinkagloble

          that forces loyal to Riek Machar may attack the capital any time soon to take it from Kiir’s forces. Be honest Mr. Kuich! What make you think Dinka would flee Juba when its clearly show Nuer are being hunt down like a rat and had to seek shelter at UN camp in Juba? True Dinkas are not going to loose some sleep because of confuse Nyigat Riek and traitor Gadet. You may try to fool

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          • 22 December 2013 12:26, by dinkagloble

            outsiders and your own kinship but we Dinka will take it as an entertainment. Riek and his like blew it and majority of fake Nuer LT generals that Kiir seem to favorite against true Dinka heroes will soon regret their action.

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            • 22 December 2013 12:44, by dinkagloble

              Do what you have to do in Jongulei state but our eye too are clearly steering to Unity and upper Nile states. We have good number of Nuer in greater Bahr el Ghazal and equatoria regions and can’t wait to see them digging their own grave..

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              • 22 December 2013 13:17, by sweettea

                Kiir’s government will fall soon, tht will be the end of so call dictatorship in south sudan .
                Freedom oyee
                Raik machar oyee
                South sudan oyee

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                • 22 December 2013 13:25, by mathem jech amer

                  sweettea
                  Riek is not fighting for S.Sudan, is fighting for Nuers to make Ngundeeng saying comes true. Are there other tribes fighting on Riek side except Nuers?

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  • 22 December 2013 18:32, by hellonearth

    Rommel
    Listen Brother my question to you is this.... you have stated that you don’t want Kiir nor Riek, who would you want to lead this Country into a prosperous nation.

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  • 22 December 2013 20:45, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Any person from Dinka tribe involve in this conflict is totally stupid. This is not between Dinka and Nuer, this is conflicts among greedies of South Sudan. Please judeg thing properly before your rush to. There was not "coup" at all as some tries to justified lust conflicts.

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  • 22 December 2013 20:46, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Any person from Dinka tribe involve in this conflict is totally stupid. This is not between Dinka and Nuer, this is conflicts among greedies of South Sudan. Please judeg thing properly before your rush to. There was not "coup" at all as some tries to justified lust conflicts.

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  • 23 December 2013 06:35, by Majongdit

    Sudan Tribune,
    I am really disgusted with this kind of reporting. What media ethics do you possess? What verification have you got so as to post this article. How come a takeover of Bentiu and Bor towns become the ’control of most of S Sudan? Bor is getting back to SPLA...wait to see how the events in Bentiu will unfold.

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    • 23 December 2013 08:13, by Gangura

      Dr, Machar Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee we are tired of thise Dinkas with their stupid mind, we want you to come in and work. Kirr is just a mess for this country even international communinty do not want him. becaus of his corruption. fuck him kirr

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