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US official dismisses alleged failed ‘coup’ in South Sudan

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January 9, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – A political rift within South Sudan’s governing Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) and not a failed coup attempt as government claims caused the widespread violence that hit the country in mid-December, a United States official said on Thursday.

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Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the assistant secretary of state for African affairs(channelstv)

“We’ve not seen any evidence that this was a coup attempt, but it certainly was the result of a huge political rift between Riek Machar and the president,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the assistant secretary of state for African affairs told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on South Sudan crisis.

We think that they should resolve this through political talks and negotiations, not war, she added.

The US official’s remarks could overshadow South Sudan leader Salva Kiir’s earlier claims implicating his former deputy Riek Machar in alleged coup attempt. Machar denied the accusation, saying it was the regime’s tactic to suppress party opposition.

The violence, which started in the capital, Juba later spread to the key town of the country, with the United Nation estimating more than 1,000 people killed and nearly 200,000 displaced.

Since then, however, the US and other international community have sought diplomatic efforts seeking an end to what has now been described as the worst-ever conflict in South Sudan’s post-secession era.

“We have galvanized support to end hostilities and open a broader dialogue between the two sides; called for accountability for atrocities; sought to secure the release of political detainees now being held in Juba”, Greenfield said.

The official, in her statement, also called on the warring parties in the conflict to cease all forms of hostilities, stressing that “this crisis will not be solved on the battlefield”.

She further expressed concerns the continued detention of political prisoners arrested in connection with the violence in Juba, saying they “must” be released to enhance the ongoing negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Direct talks between South Sudan’s warring parties are currently underway in Addis Ababa under the mediation of regional leaders from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

“These negotiations offer the best hope for South Sudan and the region. An agreement to end hostilities will provide much needed time and space for dialogue to begin on the core political and governance issues that are at the root of this crisis”, stressed the US assistant secretary for state for African affairs.

INSTITUTIONAL WEAKNESS?

Princeton Lyman, the ex-US envoy to the two Sudan’s largely attributed the current crisis in the new nation to the weaknesses within the country’s political institutions.

He described the SPLM, which he likened to South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), as a liberation army with no political structures.

"The weakness of political institutions, the overlap of party and government, and party and army, all contributed to the inability of the SPLM as a party to resolve these growing developments", said Lyman, now a senior advisor to the US Institute of Peace President.

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  • 10 January 10:32, by omoni jr.

    The bigots on this site will insult this woman badly later.
    Thanks you washington for refuting this nonsense. there was No failed coup here, it was only Dinka coup

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    • 10 January 10:38, by omoni jr.

      The Dictator kiir is power hungry man who refused to democratised the country ruling party , and keep talking about 1991 over and over without any provocation. The whole world knows that kiir was scared when Reik voiced himself to challenged idiot on election,comes 2015. He knew very well that he will not win the election for presidency,comes 2015.

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      • 10 January 11:02, by choldit

        Thanks Linda!
        The USA has stranded its ground by telling the truth. Then, why massacring innocent Nuer tribe men, women, elderly and children in Juba? Did they also have connection with party politics? Why Ugandan president being allow to terroris Nuer in ss tribal war?

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      • 10 January 11:33, by Badi Malawi

        omoni
        president kiir must come by any means either ballot nor bullet, imagine we equatorians general plus greater barh el ghazal are behind president, believe me you willdied while kiir still ruling

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        • 10 January 12:54, by Jubawe

          Badi
          You so idiot. How many times I tell you not to mention we equatorial. You are the only one supporting kirr why would we support failed government. You are a fake equatorial who pretending to be from Juba. US (Linda) was telling the truth it was not a coup the whole known the truth is coming out every day. Kirr is using propaganda to dismissed our seniors politicians from the party unfortun

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      • 10 January 11:36, by Badi Malawi

        omoni
        what is the latest from Bentiu son of bitch , how do you feel

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        • 10 January 12:57, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          Another whore who wants to put her name out as ricky new concubine.

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        • 11 January 04:08, by Hardlinner

          badi, I’m beginning to suspect USA in this crisis. if that wasn’t coup, why then did DR primitive launched rebellion in south sudan. the rebellion itself clearly indicate an act of coup. i’m not supporter of kiir but any person that want to take power by force should be regarded as enemy number one. Americans and british should be kick out of south sudan.

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      • 10 January 12:03, by Tibs

        "Stop your misinformation mouth pics ST" Are you want to said American is divided?
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        National Security Advisor Susan Rice said in a statement it was the responsibility of both leaders to make sure their country was not marred by more violence.
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        • 10 January 12:09, by Tibs

          "Mr. Machar, in particular, must commit to cessation of hostilities with out precondition,"Rice said.
          "His continue insistence on the release of detainees as a pre-condition for a cessation of hostilities is unacceptable and runs counter to the express will of the detainees."

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      • 10 January 19:39, by Adodi Jotuwa

        This State Department official has no idea of what she is talking about. She doesn’t know South Sudan and Dr. Fool Riek Machar. The statement does not represent US position on the failed coup attempt that she personally denies. Dr. Fool will never rule South Sudan on my watch. She does not know Ngundeng has been proven wrong since 1991, 1997 and 2013.

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        • 10 January 19:49, by Adodi Jotuwa

          Those who follow or keep following Dr. Fool are brainless Homo sapiens because they cannot think for themselves, only Dr. Fool to tell them how to act, like going to Khartoum, signing KPA in1997, returning to SPLM/ A in 2002, using violence to lead the country that is liberated for him to be the first class citizen. Dr. Fool is not the way for you to live in this world if you are born with brain.

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          • 10 January 19:57, by Adodi Jotuwa

            Do not ever rely on the thinking of one man who disagrees with conventional wisdom. If one tribe were to liberate and rule South Sudan, Anyanya Two would have achieved it in 1970s but since that is not the case, the unity and the popular opinion is the way for all of us to live our short-given life in this world before we leave it to the next generation without hatred or disunity.

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            • 10 January 20:07, by Adodi Jotuwa

              Being black doesn’t and didn’t qualify Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be Assistant Secretary for African affairs. She failed to get accurate info from her boss but rushed to express her own view on a country she did not even one day visit. She needs to learn a lot from Republican officials who are the experts of US foreign policy.

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              • 10 January 20:16, by Adodi Jotuwa

                Democrats believe only when the devils succeed in their endeavor like 9/11 but when Dr. Fool failed in his coup attempt , democrat like Linda Thomas-Greenfield would deny that it was not a coup attempt. Either you are with us or with the terrorist Dr. Fool Riak Machar who uses violence or his tribe in an effort to lead the county as if election is NOT around the corner.

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                • 10 January 20:25, by Adodi Jotuwa

                  Does Linda Thomas-Grennfield want Nuer to be the minority like American Indians, black Americans or Latinos? Why does she want Nuer to end up in refugees camps in neighboring countries because of listening to one man - Dr. Fool Riek Machar? Linda Thomas has no idea that some Nuers came all the way from Diaspora/USA, Canada, Australa n lost their life to get Riek violently into Presidential seat

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    • 10 January 10:40, by Ahmed Chol

      Kiir thinks he is the smartest man and he can fool the world. Statements don’t add up. There are gaps in stories offered by the government to justify the actions. Best way forward is to sign peace, Kiir has taken south Sudan back for nothing.

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      • 10 January 10:44, by Ahmed Chol

        Best way forward is that fighting should stop. Sign peace. Release detainees. Kiir should continue to rule until 2015. Allow those who declare to run for the election continue to run. Elections then should be monitored by the UN and IGAD, otherwise another fight will happen in 2015 and 2016

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      • 11 January 04:20, by Hardlinner

        ahmed chol, indeed only alternative peace.look at how riek forces have destroyed civilians livelihood in malakal, bor and bentiu. Dr dead and kiir are up to no good. in fact they current greedy politicians including primitive like gadet yak must retire. we need civilian politicians not military politicians.

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    • 10 January 10:40, by Malakal county Simon

      Thanks United State government for telling the truth.... Of course there was no coup in first place, but a designed tactic by illegal president to get rid of his opponents!!!! Kiir must go to ICC for causing a sense-less war, and killings of innocent Nuer civilians in Juba who have no political connection with Dr Machar....

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      • 10 January 11:24, by mathem jech amer

        Malakal county Simon
        You stupid donkeys,you have been crying about killing in Juba what about other places; Bor, Akobo, Uland, Nassir, Mayom, Bentiu, Malakal etc who were killed there?Why are you only talking about two days fighting.What about 3 weeks killing in above places mentioned, no complain?

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        • 10 January 12:23, by Malakal county Simon

          @ Mathem Jech Amer! The reason why people’s don’t talk about other Places like Bor, Bentui, and Malakal, is because those civilians in those places mention above, were all killed in cross-fire.... But the Juba killings which is known as Nuer massacre, was intentional while they were purly civilians who no political connection with Dr Machar.. I hope I have answered your question, fool!!!!

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          • 10 January 12:50, by Gabriel KK

            Malakal idiot,
            there is nothing call cross fire. Current killing in Bor alone is a second genocide. why do you kill innocent civilians in Bor, is the Pressident from Bor you idiots?

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          • 11 January 02:45, by Rancol

            You are true fool but fool yourself only. Killings of civilians in Bor, Akoba, Bentiu and other nuer places were targeted by nuer. Reasoning with pple like you, who can’t be even processed information close to noses, is annoying.

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      • 10 January 11:30, by kuac Agol

        Dear Sir
        it is very unwise to appreciate anything coming out from US as we know very that US is working very hard in favor of America because Riak promised to give oil drilling contract to America company instead of China, that why is total lack of International condemnation of the failed coup attempt, by coup Riak can not be President in S.Sudan, me personally I do not support him

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      • 11 January 02:40, by Rancol

        Riak followers:The GOSS does not need to convince the world that it was a coup becoz the world is not our judge. We have SS judges that will look into the matter and deliberate according to the evidences of case. Fools like Riak followers take opinions from people and run with them w/o thinking. If it was not a coup, why did Riak declare a rebellion? The US official does not know Riak but we do

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    • 10 January 10:45, by Reconciliation

      Useless and hopleless American lady.99% of world problems are being caused by you Americans.look at this stupid women.After having been fucked and given huge amount of money,she began telling rebush to the world.ashame on you.just eat that money poor,ugly,idiot and foolish american.

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      • 10 January 11:08, by choldit

        Reconciliation,
        The truth is bitter HA! No body fool the world let alone the like of Kirr and is tribal thugs. Those of Paul Malong, Aleu Ayieny, Kuol Manyang, Mathok, Kirr and the rest must be preparing their answers for ICC cases of Nuer massacre in Juba.

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        • 11 January 02:49, by Rancol

          Worry about Machar. He is certainly going to the ICC.

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    • 10 January 10:47, by Akook

      Even us Dinka were quite aware there was no coup! Call it Salva Kiir’s coup. Kiir wants to hide behind tribalism curtain from being politically defeated in the SPLM. Since he was aware invoking past wounds between these tribes will only generate war while he remains president. So Kiir simply chose war over the country to president. So his corrupt benefitted group continue to support him

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      • 10 January 10:53, by Akook

        But Thanks God the world is becoming such a small place to hide face from the facts! How on this world can a group of politicians without single active military man among them, stage a coup?! All of them, politicians, no single active military General among them!!!!!!!!

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        • 11 January 02:57, by Rancol

          Akook:The democracy is fine but tell me, what democracy are you expecting from Riak? The 1991 democracy and now 2013 democracy. You need help brother. Kiir did not declare a rebellion against the pple of SS. Riak Machar has no slightest idea of what democracy is otherwise he can’t encourage civilians killings, lootings and the like. Are you a looter, Mr. Akook like Riak followers?

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      • 10 January 11:29, by Badi Malawi

        Akook
        are you a pure dinka, do you have sense of understanding, hw do you call it if itis coup attempt? anyway i thx god riek machar will not step his feet here to ourhomeland equatoria at large

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    • 10 January 10:48, by omoni jr.

      Mr. Kiir will be remembered as.
      1- coup liar.
      2-killer.
      3-tribalist
      4-divisive man > Dinka Vs Nuer.
      5-Ugly and rude insect.
      6-young dictator.
      7- hatred promoter.

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      • 10 January 11:10, by Chol A.

        Omani jr n other nagat, your stupid enought to deny the facts which the world has witness. Whether you like it or not it true that dr R greedy had a temp fail coup and his tribe have now support him, with no doubt there is no way to free dr R greedy political detainees unless they face justice!

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      • 10 January 11:27, by TIM TOSH

        Mr. Omoni Jr, the fact remaind cleared that when some one pick a gun and start shooting up "in milittary is a coup" the division in millitary also is a coup wherever you are hiding and denying this, it is true and it had happened.if you are supporting killing in south sudan that mean you are the enemy of the people of south sudan but later if the recognised you, they eat raw. I swore if I see you

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        • 10 January 18:36, by Joseph Canada

          TimTosh, what you are trying to explain is not true. What started in the Army base would have remain in the army bases and the commanders would’ve solved their military problem. President put his nose in this because he’s the one who started it just like the 9 Dinka secret rule he made when he had the Dinka elders secret meeting in his home. He will be remembered as a lier and tribalist. A killer.

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    • 10 January 10:56, by Reconciliation

      No release of this criminals.instead from today,we will just killed them all then we wait to see what this Americans are going to do.you though Africans are like Africans of those days.stop fueling the situation.these are criminals and there is no way the can be release.why do Americans reason like a mad person? Ashame on you and your allies.you idiots and empiralists will face fire soon.

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      • 10 January 19:25, by The rock

        lina ya just an ordinary African woman, y dont you come back to Africa if you can’t survive there without supporting impossible things. detainees will remain in there simply because we are not American but south sudan with our own constitution n different rule of law. so mind your business n leave south Sudan alone coz with ya or not we can still make it..... keep ya skirt outta here

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      • 10 January 19:29, by Mr Point

        Is that irony?
        To choose the name of "Reconciliation" and then propose the murder of political detainees who have not had a fair trial,.
        They have not even been charged.

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    • 10 January 11:21, by mathem jech amer

      Women know nothing about politics, she was just a girl of a president that is why she was picked to be assistant secretary but not qualification, she knows nothing about what is so called coup.She was even bribed in order to say lies.

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    • 10 January 11:24, by Johndumo14

      Miss Great slave Linda Thomas,it not was not a coup attempt,then what was it then? Please mother fucker stay out of South sudan politicts,when we were fighting the arabs for the last 50 years where were you then?
      If you ask any local resident in Juba ,they will tell you,that realy it was a coup,At night when the bullets started, in Juba Dr. Riek is my neighbour, At night when the bullets started,

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    • 10 January 12:10, by Peter Mading

      Stupid Linda Thomas a slave woman. stop talking nonsense. You African -Americans are the problems. You a problems to the whites as whites are problems to the African in the African continent. How do you know that it was not a failed coup? Where you told by your husband and who is your husband in South Sudan?

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    • 10 January 13:17, by Amantiel Kem

      Well said Madam, I keep on telling those idiot in power that the world is watching us and will come up with the truth. Today it has happened and I don’t know what those who wanted to protect power with lies will do?

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    • 10 January 13:42, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      You can tell, she is a gold-digging whale by the way she dyed her gray hair. she thinks she could win some money from Riek as a whistleblower.

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    • 10 January 14:48, by komriicker

      American government must be neutral on this stand. instead of condemning what happened on the 15th Dec.2013 in south Sudan in Juba is a total failed coup attempt.it appears that West wants to take side with Riak and his groupd.
      Plz, mind your own business.

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    • 10 January 15:07, by mathem jech amer

      To ALL food lovers
      Bentiu has already been captured by SPLA, self-claimed governor had been killed....ahahahaha..

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      • 10 January 15:39, by choldit

        It possible to capture Bentiu Becoze the Sudanese rebels Joined the war on SPLA-kirr side. But, mark my word here, it will be taken sooner than later n the demage will be severe.

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    • 11 January 03:23, by Rancol

      For your information, the American gov’t lied so may times. So do not take the statement (by the US official) to bank. It is another irresponsible act which common is US politics.

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    • 11 January 08:09, by dengdanger

      Those who should go to icc are for advicing our president to act they way he did 1) Telar Deng 2) koul manyang 3) Aleu Ayany 4)and kiir cousin the rich Businessman in juba makiir maguy those ppl are the one who are behind this fake coup to kill neur people am Dinka but what happen here is unacceptable and the ppl should answer for the masecar , shame on them kiir must step down ASAP to

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  • 10 January 11:03, by Raanchol

    YEAH WOMAN
    Whatever the case, a failed coup or not, the dogs that are being detained will never be released, can you shut up your clitoris, women don’t talk in any affairs where men are involved, shut up ya sharmuta inti,just wait to watch how we are fucking your husband Dr.Dog Machar......bitch

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    • 10 January 11:33, by omoni jr.

      Raanchol.
      your mother is more worst than her, the way you stupidly described her is reflecting your mother background.

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  • 10 January 11:11, by Ajongtar

    Madam, Linda or what so ver yu call your self, for your infomation we South Sudanese knows our problem, and we have the medicines to treat our sickness.
    Look, this coupt was a 8 yrs plan, since Riak was the VP, He was incharge of everything in the country when KIIR was sitting in Khartoum, this coupt failed bcouse Mr. Kiir was a long looker with a wide vision, thats why Mr Riek failed the coup’t.

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    • 10 January 19:50, by Mr. Right

      To you all idiots,
      South Sudan is for all of us and not for a single tribe.

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  • 10 January 11:17, by Ajongtar

    Now how comes that you procitite Black American get to say that what happened was not a coup??
    If its not a coupt attempt by Riek, why is Riek on run upto now???
    Do you know what kind of mathimatics we where doing since we gained indipendance??
    We have advice salva kiir to desolve the militaly wing which hold the so called group 5 and he did so becouse most of them where melicius not even SPLA

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  • 10 January 11:21, by Ajongtar

    To you My Kiir, pls realese those political detainees, becouse they are not coupt detainees, but those coupt detainnes including criminal Riek must go to the court of justice.

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  • 10 January 11:35, by TIM TOSH

    South sudanese, you don’t bother to talk to much " she is a sold slave from Africa, she doesn’t know what is African ideology for the leadership. Please Let her bark she will gain nothing,

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  • 10 January 12:00, by Positive Thinker

    Guys let us not fool ourselves if we indeed love this country. America and the whole world knows that there was no coup even Kiir Mayardit knows there was no coup. politicians donot make coup. where are the generals or soldiers arrested for a coup atempt? non. this was just a ploy by the government to get rit of opponent, now it coming back to bit.

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    • 10 January 12:16, by Peter Mading

      Call your self negative thinker. Prophet TB Joshua of Nigeria prophesized it in October and repeated it in November 2013 and all the African as well as other nationalities were aware of his prophecy. It is a coup and if it was a disagreement between the presidential guards what led to the fight at and Army General Headquarter (Gida) and Bilpham? If you don’t know anything just keep quiet

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    • 10 January 12:30, by wacjak

      Negative thinker, Indeed there would ve been no coup issue had the 11 detainees n others condemned the fighting of the 15th Dec. It would ve been dismissed had some generals not defected and claimed allegiance to the dismissed Traitor Riek. If Traitor n allies did condemn what happened n opposed the decision of those Militias called Division commanders, who defected there would ve been no fighting

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      • 10 January 12:36, by omoni jr.

        Wacjak.
        you are chasing the wind sir.
        Dig it first before you write nonsense here.
        The generals were defected due to the following reason/s/
        1- Dinka soldiers killed Nuer civilians who got nothing to with Reik politics.
        2- Dinka militias hunt and directed to killed only Nuer tribes on december 15 2013, ok, tell can let his family murdered and do nothing. i guess No one.

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      • 10 January 12:37, by Gabriel KK

        Wacjak,
        You are right, these short tempered idiots call Nuers listen with their ass.

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      • 10 January 12:37, by wacjak

        Traitor Riek will die without getting into the top seat.Believe me or not, the guy was created a betrayer and meant to be the second man right from the time of his birth
        How many times do his supporters have to be told this fact. Get that into your heads or prepare to die because, it is far better for one to die than for the whole nation to suffer.

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      • 10 January 12:40, by wacjak

        Traitor Riek will die without getting into the top seat.Believe me or not, the guy was created a betrayer and meant to be the second man right from the time of his birth
        How many times do his supporters have to be told this fact. Get that into your heads or prepare to die because, it is far better for one to die than for the whole nation to suffer.

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    • 11 January 03:12, by Rancol

      Positive Thinker: It’s a failed coup because the presidential guards fought all night and reinforcement was brought in to avert it. There is no arrested generals because they went with Riak after they were defeated.

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  • 10 January 12:31, by Gabriel KK

    Whether you accepted or rejected it as failed coup nothing will prevent Riek Machar from genocide invastigations starting from 1991-2013. The number of thousands innocent victims killed in Bor alone this time will not be left an accounted for and Riek will surely get it rough whether through court or other means, it will be done.

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    • 10 January 12:46, by Malakal county Simon

      @ Fake Equatoria called Badi Malawi, please we all know that’s your pure Dinka, but pretend to be Equatoria.... But why are you denying your true tribe as Dinka? Are you a shame to be Dinka? in favor of Equatoria? Please don’t tanish the good image of Equatoria Region, under the fake name of Badi Malawi....

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      • 10 January 12:53, by Malakal county Simon

        wacjak and your likes!
        All of you can bark for as long as you!!!! But Dr Machar is one step away, to be our new democratic president of South Sudan... And our current illegal president must go to ICC, for killings unarmed innocents Nuer in cold-blood, known as Nuer massacre in Juba!!!!

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        • 10 January 12:59, by Malakal county Simon

          Its not a coup but a designed coup for illegal president, to get rid of his opponent!!!! Sorry Mr illegal president, your tactic has failed you!!!!

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        • 10 January 14:00, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          Any government by Nuer will be rejected by southerners, you were given Jonglei government. instead your kids rebelled and destroyed a nearly developed town in South sudan.

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  • 10 January 12:57, by Majongdit

    The US and other countries in the western world have been found to have a hand in the crisis of South Sudan.
    The US has failed to condemn Dr Riek’s acts of rebellion, coup, arming the young kids, killing of civilians etc
    Now we believe the rebels get the ammunitions and weapons as well as satellite monitoring to support the rebels.

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  • 10 January 12:58, by Mapuor

    What Linda Thomas said is an abject denial of a reality.If it was just a political rift why did it result in a tribal mutiny in Juba and else where?.Coup is a crime which can not reduced to political rift.Rebellion that is now raging is also a continuos crime and perpetrators can not be released while the rebellion is on the rise.Those eleven criminals will never smell fresh air unless

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    • 10 January 13:00, by Mapuor

      Mr Riek surrenders.If you Linda want to save the lives of those criminals let Riek Macar surrender unconditionally.We know you are biased and can not ask Riek to surrender.He will be defeated no matter how long it takes.

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  • 10 January 12:59, by Young Patriot

    NOw..the whole WORLD knows that Old Kiir Mayardit has lied!!! He is now fully responsible for the death of over 4000 innocent civilians and soldiers!!! Shame on him!!!

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    • 11 January 03:20, by Rancol

      For your information, the American gov’t lied so may times. So do not take the statement (by the US official) to bank. It is another irresponsible act which common is US politics.

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  • 10 January 13:08, by Dengdittueny

    Listen here all, US from the start of the moment in 1990’ was having a political agenda with Riek. As he held from oil producing state, Machar promise thirsty oil industries that he will grant them oil production in unity, Malakal and jonglei. Machar told them if US support him to be come the rebel leader in 1990 he will make sure oil goes to USA companies. That agenda is still in US mind.

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    • 10 January 17:04, by Ahmed Chol

      Dengdittueny,
      What good does it do to you to live with a lie? Supporting a person just because is a Dinka will drag the whole country into the abyss. Those who support Kiir on false claims are encouraging him to do something stupid next time. The country is not his alone. It is hours. He should retire and go to Kwacjok.

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  • 10 January 13:12, by Dengdittueny

    Now US is working for Machar to become next president in order to come for oil production. Even the death of John Garnag is because of this fake US policy on South Sudan. I actually condemned the report as bias. They wanted to drill oil in South Sudan. Please Kiir watch out US policy on you. Tell them to leave South Sudan land

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    • 10 January 17:52, by nile_republican

      The USA says "No coup" because they want peace, not because USA supports Machar. Don’t blame USA for everything that happens that you don’t like - that is the lie others use to manipulate you. South Sudan has a thick waxy oil that Americans can’t use so US Oil companies don’t want it. China, Russia and India want your oil, that’s why China supplies militias like Gadet with Chinese guns and ammo.

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  • 10 January 18:46, by DeltaBravo

    THIS AMERICAN DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS CONFLICT. THIS COUP WAS PLAN BEFORE THE NLC MEETING. THEY WERE TRYING TO KILL PRESIDENT SALVA KIIR ON HIS WAY TO THE PALACE. THANK GOD FOR THE INTELLIGENCE, IT WOULD BE DISASTER IF SUCH THING WOULD HAVE HAPPEN. SALVA KIIR IS A MAN OF THE PEACE. HE BELIEVE IN UNITY OF OUR PEOPLE. BUT THIS GREEDY RIEK AND HIS CROOK ARE RUINING OUR PEOPLE LIVE FOR THEIR.

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  • 10 January 21:23, by Deng Chol Malual

    If you people can analyze the government behavior amid this crisis, you can conclude that the world leaders were second to dismiss the coup. The first was govt of SS to denounce coup by accepting to negotiate with coup d’etat leader; meaning the detainees are being tethered for different interests. Because there is nowhere in the world govt can negotiate with coup triers, if at all it was a coup.

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  • 10 January 21:51, by Marco Bul

    Some fools are dancing their asses off coz an American lady doubted the alleged coup.Hahaha.
    I also don’t know whether it was coup or not.But what is important to know is whether Riek’s image is good any more according to displaced pple,dead relatives,lost or destroyed properties coz of his current tribal rebellion.

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    • 11 January 06:19, by choldit

      Macro,
      In ur word the whole fabrication by president team is to strain Dr. Riek ’s image? How abt the president’s image? That is a childish thinking! The image of the president shld be protected than anyone else but is overlook in this case for plan intended for destroying Dr. Riek image n massacring Nuer civilians. So Dinka clever ha!

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  • 11 January 07:25, by Sudan virus

    Let me help US with Some high lights on the route cause of this current violence in my beloved world newest country South Sudan.
    First US, UK and the international community hardly pressed president Kiir to acted firmly on corrupt government officials.
    1.Kiir responded by listing 75 top government officials(amount which all the current detainees are inclusive)and threatened to publicize their name

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  • 11 January 07:35, by Sudan virus

    if they don’t return the so alleged US $4 million Dollars lost by the government.
    This is the beginning of the trouble in my country from the point above.
    2.President Kiir used his too much powers given him by the current interim constitution of S.Sudan by removing the minster of finance- Cost Manibe from Western Equatoria.
    A move opposed by some of the SPLM leadership members.To mention but one

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  • 11 January 07:43, by Sudan virus

    the party secretary general Pagan Amun-said Manibe’s removal was tribal.Soon the former vice president Dr.Riak Machar announce public he will stand for presidential election in the up coming general election in 2015 on the SPLM plag-as if the current party leader (Kiir) died.
    Machar was summarily removed from his position as the vice president by Kiir based on the Constitution as justified by

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  • 11 January 07:46, by Sudan virus

    Machar him self.
    Summary: What the anti government forces are fighting for big political position.

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  • 11 January 08:40, by Sudan virus

    Today i accept the fact that US is real a lair!It’s a failed coup attempt which ended up rebellion!

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