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S. Sudan army announces ceasefire with Yau Yau rebels

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January 6, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) on Monday announced a unilateral ceasefire with a rebel group east of the country’s largest state of Jonglei.

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South Sudan rebel leader David Yau Yau (UN photo)

“A ceasefire in Jonglei state between the forces of David Yau Yau and SPLA takes effect from 2300 hours on January 6, 2014”, Phillip Aguer, the SPLA spokesperson said Monday.

The decision, he said, would give the current peace talks between government and the rebels mediated by the religious and community leaders, a chance.

It, however, remains unclear if the rebels will respond to the unexpected ceasefire agreement, having neglected previous calls for cessation of hostilities.

Yauyau rebelled against South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) after the 2010 elections when he, as an independent candidate, lost his bid to represent Gumuruk–Boma constituency in Jonglei state legislative assembly.

In 2011, he joined the SPLA, but rebelled again a year later, while increased instability in Pibor county forced the army to suspend a civilian disarmament campaign to embark on suppressing Yauyau’s rebellion.

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  • 7 January 12:18, by Naath

    Lie propaganda will not help Government,how come someone fighting alongside Peter Gatdet force can make a deal with looser side.yau yau will not make

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    • 7 January 12:32, by Paul Chadrack

      Kiir’s warab and some greedy people from bor south should stop calling themselves south south sudan government. Yau yau will not agree to so call ceasefire from those stupid member of the out going regime.

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      • 7 January 12:45, by mathem jech amer

        Paul Chadrack
        Shut up!Yau Yau rebelled because of Nuers,how can he joins them.Riek mobilized the same Lou Youth called white army and send them to Pibor,killing about 2,000 Murle.Again Gadet requested the gov. to be deployed to Murle land and he killed so many Murles.How can Yau Yau joint most enemies,better than agreeing with government and try to avenge the killing of his people by Riek & his Lo

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        • 7 January 13:06, by lakoda

          Mathem Jech amer
          Bieng liar can’t help you wind the war against Nuer. How come you said that David Yau Yau defect because of Riek and Gatdet, who is the president of South Sudan?. I think you may not be Dinka or the mad one the his president. David yau Yau know who is his enemy, he can,t buy such propaganda, how many time he refused Kiir his Offers.

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          • 7 January 16:57, by Planetmars

            Democracy isn’t easy. Even those who call themselves pro-democracy will not handle it if they come to power. Who is advising the president now? Salva kirr needs to calm downd and accept the fact that the war is on.Why panic as if that is the first time Riek gone rebel.Riek needs more than just Nuers to make him president of south sudan.salva should stop calling foreigners for intervention.

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            • 7 January 17:10, by Planetmars

              figure it out your self.And that son of Dr. John Garang needs to stay out of the peace talk to save his political future and most importantly throw his eye glasses in the garbage because they turn him ugly.

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        • 7 January 13:30, by Thokidine

          Dear Fools, Kiir n his gangs are really stupid, I don’t mind whether Yau yau join who, but how stupid is it for some one to make peace because he is losing to the other enemy. I thought pple criticizes Kiir for nothing but today, he really made it that he is a damp loosen who is in desperate need of assistance. He ran everywhere asking for help. he proved that nothing is in his mind except the hat

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        • 7 January 14:00, by Suleiman

          Mathem!!
          You are right because you don’t know the story why YauYau rebelled against the Gov’t.
          YauYau rebelled because his bid was taken by Kuol Manayang in Bor in 2o1o elcetion, the reason behind was because he was an independent Candidates and stupid Kuol and stupid Salva don’t allow person who was not a SPLM memeber in 2010 election.
          if you don’t know the route course for YauYau rebelling

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        • 8 January 07:07, by Nyesi Ta

          Now the Lou and the Murle have a common enemy. In other words the enemy of your enemy is your friend. The Lou and the Murles have put their differences aside, something I would refer to as marriage of convenience, so that they can deal with Kiir’s genocidal gov’t.

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      • 7 January 15:35, by Mr Point

        So the doomed Dr Riek Machar is aligned with those feared and brutal militia warlords - Deng Alor, Pagan Amum, Rebecca Garang and Peter Adwok Nyaba.
        The saintly Salva Kiir, father of the country, is allied to those peaceful heroes of the Civil War: David Yau-Yau, Omar Al Bashir, Hassan al Turabi.
        You can see the President is really looking after the interests of the South Sudanese people.

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        • 7 January 17:29, by choldit

          Hahaha!!! Dude, what a terrible list with president Kirr! Did u included M7?

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    • 7 January 12:36, by Monydit

      Nuer people alway Loser .David YauYau will replace the nuer D/Governor of Jongeli State who Defeated Last year .David Yau Yau are welcome back to SPLM you left SPLM Before of Pagan Amuom and Riek Machar who refused to give you Ticket Durning 2010 election and you have right to be D/Governor in Jongeli state as the Citizen of SS Bravo Kuol Manyang 4welcome back David to Jongeli State

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      • 7 January 14:09, by Suleiman

        Monydit!!
        please, make sure that Yau Yau can not and will never agree with stupid Regime of Kiir.
        One thing you need to know is that: Nuer and Murlei are now in one plan to overthrow the stupid Salva regime.
        Don’t dream badly about Yau Yau.
        Kiir was trying to give his daughter to Yau Yau but failed becasue Yau Yau refused and later on conceived by Ethiopian man.
        Shup up your mouth and eat ur e

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      • 7 January 14:11, by Deng Tut

        Monydit, Nuer are never loser, they always have victor and defeat Jaang, as you may understand the definition of Jaang in Nuer Langauge,Jaang means a foreigner,and our Language is going to impose to you Dinka, any Dinka is going to speak Nuer.just a matter of time. your illiterate President is on the way to seek the asylum to Uganda. this country will be rule by Nuer for 100 ys.

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        • 7 January 14:31, by sanduksanduk

          I guess u meant Nuer rulling Nuerland for 100 years. All of u (nuer and dinka) are bloothirsty idiots who like killing each other. It a shame sharing this country with savages like u. Stupid fools.

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          • 7 January 15:25, by Nguntap

            Sanduk or Nyamnyam,
            We(Nuer) are coming back in Juba soon and will not leave a single Nyamnyam. Your are foolish equatoria who desn’t have side, if you don’t take a side, we will throw u out with Dinka.

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            • 7 January 20:08, by sanduksanduk

              Coming to Juba? They don’t want u (nuer and dinka) there u savage thing. U desecrate the beautiful land of Equatoria wih ur dirty blood. Go spill it somewhere in ur ’mura’ you fool. I repeat, it is a shame sharing this country with ur type.

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        • 8 January 00:05, by George Bol

          Tut,
          Goal#1 is to eliminate Riek Machar in the S.Sudan. The way see this crisis now is that Riek is dead a live. We are closing the sources that we think he might snick into by now.
          He can not attempt to go to almost all the East Africa airports in totality.The other things is that we have known that few Nuer in our army are enemies because they start shooting their colleagues in the combats,

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          • 8 January 00:08, by George Bol

            Since SPLA understood their Nuer within intention, Mading Bor will be captured within a day and mark my work. The forces in the offensives now are entirely Jieng. Just stay tune!

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    • 7 January 12:40, by mathem jech amer

      Naath
      Your guys are bleeding like a flowing river in Bor now,they have been defeated by government fighters and more than 2,000 have been killed including those teen ages boys collected by Riek to fight on his behave.Parents should take Riek to court for forced recruitment of child-soldiers esp.Lou.He should collect his own people in Bentiu to fight rather than Lou.

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      • 7 January 14:41, by Deng Tut

        Mathem jech amer.pls you are a liar, Dr. Riek Machar never recruited any teenages, but what can I tell you is that, your dumb President will not be given a chance to ceasefire; kiir have committed a genocide to Nuer innocent Civilians, it massive massacres; thefore committed crime against humanity, which means is going to face ICC, not Dr. Riek Machar. the Gatdet forces killed many Dinka.

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      • 7 January 15:42, by Nguntap

        Mathem,
        Just cry until your death comes since yr crying will never help u. Almighty Nuer are matching to Juba after they destroyed SPLA in Bor killing some generals, u still don’t understand that!!! Perhaps u will understand this will bullet on yr head. Juba has fallen down already, we’re just giving them Kiir few days to loot the dollar to Warrap as he has started now taking monies to Warrap!!

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    • 7 January 19:49, by Nyachebe

      In response to an article entitled, South Sudan: Making Sense of December 15th, start of war-part 2 from Sudan tribune website:
      By Dr John Akech: dated January 5th, 2014
      Dear Dr John Akech,
      What a biased article a mere Dr talked about! According to 2008 census, Nuer population is far more than the Dinka population. I normally assume that Drs in your merit would go further miles in researching an

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      • 7 January 19:50, by Nyachebe

        and educating the public about the truth. For Dinka being found in seven states of South Sudan doesn’t quantify them of the said claimed Dinka number, for instance, Nuer in Upper Nile state are 65%, in Jonglei state are 70%, and in Unity state are 95%. Converting these percentages into digits from the overall respective three states total population would result for Nuer to be more than 2.7 mill

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        • 7 January 19:51, by Nyachebe

          millions. Please check the 5th SUDAN POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS, 26th April 2009.
          Moreover, for Nuer to have few counties doesn’t reflect the reality in terms of number on the ground since the distribution of more counties to Dinka interest was done purposely to make Dinka feel as if they were the largest as falsely articulated in the form of writing you have convinced yourself and the rea

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          • 7 January 19:52, by Nyachebe

            readers. In a better analysis, this more Dinka county distribution scheme was formulated purposely to fit the ambition of Dinka to have more representatives in states and national government respectively. For example, in Upper Nile state, Akok, a Dinka county which was 4 years ago created by Salva Kiir government has got only a population of 5000 people. While South Sudan local government acts sta

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            • 7 January 19:53, by Nyachebe

              states that for the intended population/applicant to qualify for a county one must have a population of more than 50,000 people. However, for Salva Kiir being good in violating constitution, and for Dinka having a mind of squandering everything even in terms of jacking up their population, Dinka president Salva Kiir granted Akok to be a county while leaving in vain other applications/requests for

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              • 7 January 19:56, by Nyachebe

                the creation of more counties from congested Nuer counties. Is this not a shame to your part!
                In terms of power struggle currently undertaking in the country, at least you have admit the fact that Nuer constitutes 60% of army in SPLA and if the former whole heartily wanted to take power by force would not even last for weeks. And not only Nuer believes that fighting a Dinka man is like eating a ba

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                • 7 January 19:57, by Nyachebe

                  banana, but the former always feel that in a real battle ground one Nuer can defeat four Dinka (In a ratio of 1:4).This is proven right since the time of immemorial, and even the current field battle proven it right when Dinka soldiers are being chased like chickens. Had it not for other Nuer yet siding along Dinka soldiers the Salva Kiir government would have been in its grave yard.
                  What surprise

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  • 7 January 12:32, by Marco Bul

    Hahaha.I didn’t know Yau Yau eats leaves.Look at the photo.

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    • 7 January 13:37, by Malakal county Simon

      My first time to see such a dumb propaganda... How can one sidmake a unilateral ceasefire, and expect other side to believe it!! Or to implemented, without a proper mechanism in place?? Lol, what a desperate move!!!!

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  • 7 January 13:57, by Deng Tut

    dear stupid Dinka including their literate President Kiir, how come Mr.Yau Yau signed an agreement with the regime which killed innocent civilians from his tribe. Dinka people can’t be trusted by any south Sudanese. secondly David Yau-Yau is already nominated as a new Governor of Jongeli. Philip Aguer is known as aliar and the regime of Kiir is under the threat; the force of Gatdet is not very far

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  • 7 January 14:19, by Suleiman

    Deng Tut!!
    You see Dinka don’t know what is going on now.
    They are just talking on the air without knowing what is going on.
    Don’t you heard that Pieng Deng Majiok and Gai Manyang from Nyarweng were capture by Machar’s rebel today .
    He even order Police to attack General Gatdet in Bor but they were killed Mouse.

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    • 7 January 15:41, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

      A bunch of liars are trapped here to lie that Pieng and Gai are captured by the rebels.what a lie! Fight your war but don’t lie.CEASEFIRE or no ceasefire,govt.will win this war comes what may.

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  • 7 January 15:59, by nile_republican

    Please remember how many innocent lives are being lost in this conflict. Anything that stops the violence and destruction of property, even for a short time, is valuable. There is no military solution to the problems in South Sudan unless your goal is to see everyone killed and your country totally destroyed. "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

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  • 7 January 19:41, by Paac

    Ceasefire with David Yau Yau after what? Killing inocent Murle by the SPLA forces you gatta be joking. Please Yau Yau if you are smart don’t except any deal with the SPLA Army what they try to do is they want u to fight against Riek forces. We the Anyuak need to have rebel too instead to be victim always useless people either we can joint Yau Yau or create new one (soon)(faster).

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