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S. Sudanese protestors criticise head of UN mission

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January 09, 2014 (JUBA) – A peaceful protest organised mid-week by South Sudan Civil Society Alliance (SSCSA) advocating for an end to the ongoing violence, saw some protestors turn the heat on Hilde Johnson, head of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS).

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South Sudanese people take part in a peace march organised by civil society groups in the capital Juba, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 (AP/Ali Ngethi)

“Hilde [Johnson] is the destroyer of our country”, one placard from a demonstrator read, while another said, “UNMISS’ Hilde of meddling in the affairs of the country”.

“Hilde should leave", read another placard held by an activist.

Members of the alliance, despite all these anti-UN slogans, managed to hand a petition denouncing war with calls for peaceful resolution of the conflict in the country, to Parliament.

South Sudan army is battling soldiers who defected in support of former vice president Riek Machar. Fighting started three weeks ago in Juba between presidential guards, which President Salva Kiir claimed was a coup organized by Machar, an accusation the latter denied.

Deng Athuai, the chairperson of the alliance told members of Parliament that their march was a show of solidarity with government and calls for peaceful co-existence in the country.

“The approaches of resolving the current crisis militarily are not welcome by civil society,” he said.

“[We call for] peaceful resolution of the political frictions without returning to [all out] war,” the chairperson added.

It still remains unclear, however, why some of the protestors opted to go against the UN mission head, despite the commendable role it played in protecting civilian during the nearly one-month conflict. Tens of thousands of civilians remains holed up at UN premises for fear of being killed in the violence, which started after disputes arose among presidential guards in Juba mid-December last year.

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  • 11 January 07:26, by Mi diit

    Those matching are Kiir’s criminal militias who accused Hilde Johnson of saving the Nuer in the UNMISS compound. They wanted to kill all Nuer civilians. They hate Hilde for keeping them in the compound. You are criminals and will go to ICC soon.

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    • 11 January 07:32, by Ayom Ayom

      Perhaps UN BOSS was taking side and she might have gave wrong advises that lead to the instability in the country

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      • 11 January 08:26, by choldit

        Hilde, didn’t talk abt the massacre of Nuer in Juba even those in CMPD. But the Dinka didn’t had enough of killing the Nuer. Therefore, Hildesheim is not friend to Dinka Kingdom though she uses to meet Gen. Kuol Manyang n Telar in new Sudan palace.

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    • 11 January 07:59, 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 president need to step down ASAP to

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    • 11 January 08:16, by mathem jech amer

      Hilde has never condemned what Riek forces did, killing many people in Bor, Akobo, Bentiu,Malakal etc.They are only concentrating on killing in Juba that took 2 days only.She is supporting rebellion & also hiding Nuers criminals who were fighting gov in Juba and after they were defeated they run to UNMISS,their guns are being kept now in UNMISS & same people are giving info to rebels about SPLA mo

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    • 11 January 16:26, by Majongdit

      Hilde Johnson used to be a good woman when she was working for the Norwegian Government. But she changed fast upon taking the UN job. The current crisis in the country have indicate quite so little difference between Hilde and the late Emma. I personally suspect any affair bwn the two, but I feel that Riek has misled her into believing that he can be the best leader for the country.

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  • 11 January 08:13, by tootke’bai-ngo

    This is a political intention to eliminate people of Upper Nile. Greater Upper Nile have no choice but fight for survival. Since 2005, the whole Upper Nile marginalized resulting in rebellions & Government used instability in the area to divert friendly countries AID FUNDS to other regions. When GOSS DISPERSED HIS CRISIS M.COMMTTEE TO ALL STATES, NONE WAS SENT TO UPPER NILE EVEN TOWN OF RENG.

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    • 11 January 08:58, by allan

      To dengdanger if u scared go to church we will fight our own war with these nuer people how come another men thinks is brave than another men
      im not scared no nuer

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    • 11 January 09:02, by Tutbol

      My hat off to the protestors that call Hilde Johnson to leave S Sudan, UNIMISS must also live S Sudan for our country & our people to independence. The UNIMISS sponsored by the corporate America & corporate Europe is the same UNIMISS sponsoring Riek Machar. That bitch must leave our country we get her & our government must tell the US to remove its evil UNIMISS forces in our country...

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      • 11 January 09:09, by Tutbol

        with the UNIMISS forces in our state of Jonglei, we wouldn’t have had Yau Yau rebellion & wouldn’t have Lou Nuer secretly trained & arms supplied by the UNIMISS. S Sudanese must now demand their country back from the UN that fools like Kuol Manyan, Makuei lueth & all other fools who think they know better than S Sudanese...

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        • 11 January 09:26, by Tutbol

          Now the Bor North have join hands with the Nuers against the Bor South & are holding our state Bor capital hostage. But Our Riek Machar, Rebecca Nyandeng, pagan Amum who have been scheming against S Sudanese peoples, with their coaching from the evil & corrupt US congress. S Sudanese all over the world must tell the US that its evil game its want to play on S Sudan is not wanted by S Sudanese.

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