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Jonglei governor sacks deputy, two ministers over rebel links


January 1, 2014 (JUBA) – The caretaker governor of South Sudan rebel-held Jonglei state has dismissed all dissident officials suspected of involvement in rebellion.

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Jonglei’s caretaker governor John Koang Nyuon meeting state police generals at Bor airport, Jonglei South October 24, 2011 (ST)

John Kong Nyuon, in a decree read on state television, fired his deputy, Hussein Maar Nyuot who has now joined rebels loyal to the country’s former vice-president Riek Machar. Nyout is now part of the rebel delegation for talks with government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Also dismissed were Gabriel Duop Lam, until recently the minister for law enforcement, and his physical infrastructure counterpart, Manuoa Kuol Gatkouth. The duo reportedly vanished after conflict broke out in the state two weeks ago.

The decree, however, made no mention of who replaces the sacked officials whom Sudan Tribune could not easily reach.

The government of Jonglei currently operates from its coordination office Juba after rebels recaptured the state capital, Bor on Monday from the army (SPLA).

Mutineers, led by Machar say they remain in control of Bor, days after government accepted a ceasefire brokered by regional leader from the East African countries.The ex-vice president, initially denied involvement in an alleged coup, but now commands the rebels.


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  • 2 January 10:40, by munene

    stop pretending pliz, you and hoth are all supporting ur idot riek but soon the dlood of the innocent south Sudanese shall be count on you

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    • 2 January 12:45, by Morthon Akol

      people just talk like they will move away from South Sudan, I don’t understand what is wrong with you Guys? John Kong is a South Sudanese he can be a governor anywhere as long as a south Sudanese.

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  • 2 January 10:45, by munene

    if that is not true then hw did he manage to get all the guns, was it not at your time when you were the defense minister and hoth in the military, just stop ur allegation that there are people supporting riek when you with Hoth are playing part in the rebellion that have lives of most of the civilians.

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    • 2 January 10:59, by Wicdail

      Thanks for tell them that you will kill them when thing turn ugly. These fools are pretending to protects a useless system who is rotten to core; forget that you (Dinka) don’t need them in your tribal government. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! freedom OYEEEEEEEE

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      • 2 January 12:17, by Mapuor

        Those who were massacred in 14 Nuer counties are 100 times more than few Nuers who were caught in cross fire in Juba.You Kawajaat,just go to Nuer counties and find out for yourselves,no single Dinka was spared,they were all murdered in hundreds.Then go to Dinka counties all Nuers are free and alive.This alone is a great evidence that Mr Riek and his Nuers planned the current genocide.

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      • 2 January 15:39, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        All military posts should be move to Gadiang after the end of this fiasco. the forces that will occupy Malual chaat and pan pandiar will be pure Bor sons, trained and heavily armed to safeguard the city and the wealth of it’s inhabitants. the lesson learnt from Gatdet will usher in new arrangements and how residency will be regulated in Bortown.

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  • 2 January 10:46, by Wicdail

    Just take away your rotten ministerial positions. Who need them anyway? only fools cannot understand the current shape of RSS under those fools in Juba.

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  • 2 January 10:48, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

    Is this statement contradicting what Dr. Fool Riek claiming that the word "coup" was used by President Salva Kiir Mayardit in an effort to distort the image of political opponents? "The ex-vice president, initially denied involvement in an alleged coup, but now commands the rebels." unquote. There is no reason to deny that ST. We know what we’re saying but ST was believing Dr. Fool’s claim.

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    • 2 January 14:10, by Mayom County Boy

      TO"Loboto nyom kobiye. why state governor of Jong lie state is acting out side of his state if is brave enough to fight Husien Maar ?
      i hope he will remain like that antill the rebel took control of whole part of south sudan .
      believe me
      we will fuck you out very soon, a menutes only

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  • 2 January 10:48, by Mr Point

    The governor of Jonglei is not governing in Jonglei.
    Why is he not working in Jonglei today?
    Because HE has been dismissed!

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  • 2 January 11:09, by Gat Gan Kiir

    Almost dead lion still making noise somewhere in juba! Jonglei is not suit case carried by individual, it’s a territory occupy by people who live in its land. Nobody else above gen. Gatdet Yaka who control the land can dismiss or appoint anyone accept God can do that. Poor Kong Nyuon must seek different capacity if he still alive. He must be restated to be in army or appoint as Warrap governor.

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  • 2 January 11:52, by Majongdit

    Gat Gan Kiir,
    Please sit down and contemplate very well. Have you ever asked yourselves as to why the whole Barh el Ghazal has been quiet? Please ask yourself that question.

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    • 2 January 12:22, by Mapuor

      Any action has a reaction,who ignited the current crises?Its Mr Riek Macar and the disgruntled group including the senior whore Nyadeng, the wife of former murderer who never spared any opposition elements in 21 years of the struggle.Why did they triggered such deadly massacres?They want to rule by toppling the elected president.Can treason be condoned what ever the justification?NOOOO.

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    • 2 January 12:30, by Mapuor

      Bravo Mr governor.Deal with them properly,following thugs who have hefty money in foreign banks is foolish.Mr Riek’s children are in London enjoying all modern amenities while sons of the poor are now subjected to the hardest conditions in life of humans.He Mr Riek never fought a single battle in his life yet,he continues to provoke battles.

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  • 2 January 14:04, by Wani khooto

    dear guys,
    last week i was in Akobo UNMISS compound and i can’t belief what nuer did to innocent 20 dinkka who were living there.among those killed were 8 kids,6 women,2 old men and 4 youths. imagine there was 4months old baby killed using panga yet machar need to be a leader.nuer pple need to be human.sorry to GOD who create them.what shame to machar

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    • 2 January 14:48, by Abyei Soil

      Dear Wani,
      Thank for that information.

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    • 2 January 14:50, by Abyei Soil

      Dear Wani,
      Thank for that information.

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    • 2 January 15:15, by Eastern

      Wani, that is very naive of you!!! You are now inciting the inocent Dinkas against the inocent Nuers; including VERY INOCENT Nuer babies. Your likes are very dangerous and unproductive for South Sudan; the country does not need people of your type!!! What do you think is the gist of your message: ’Dear guys, blah, balh...You are an idiot!!!

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      • 2 January 15:26, by Gat Gan Kiir

        Wani what is wrong for killing 20 Dinka including women and kids in. Bor, while 2000 Nuer including women and children were kill in Juba? How do you compare 20 and 2,000 by the way. Hunting for Nuer in Juba still upto now. It could be better if we would manage to kill 20,000 Dinka. I ask God to make it possible to get that number.

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