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Over 200 rebels surrender in Unity state: SPLA

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January 27, 2014 (RUMBEK) – At least 200 rebels surrendered to the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Unity state on Saturday, days after losing control of the capital, Bentiu to the latter.

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A Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) tank in Bor (Reuters/James Akena))

Mabek Lang, the deputy caretaker governor said majority of those who surrendered were initially part of the army’s fourth division, which was headed by Maj-Gen. James Koang Chuol.

“Many of them did not have the destructive intentions and are welcome back. We received 250 on Thursday, including 32 armed personnel who surrendered on Friday,” said Lang.

“We welcome them back and [the] military is taking care of those army personnel who put down their arms”, he added.

A military official told Sudan Tribune that the army was still pursuing those rebelling against government, including its dissent commanders like Peter Gadet Yaak.

“We appreciate Unity state leaders for their support to South Sudan army, we will protect them. If we need to kill Peter Gadet, it is easy, but we need him to surrender otherwise, he will face tough decision,” said the officer, who preferred anonymity.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the army said those who deserted, having been misled to take part in the rebellion, would be accepted back into active service.

“We welcome those soldiers returning back to SPLA army. In fact there were those soldiers who joined the rebellion due to fear of unknown, some joined when they saw their colleagues joining the rebellion, but their aims were not clear,” said Phillip Aguer.

“They are welcomed back to join the service of the nation,” he added.

South Sudan’s warring parties on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement to end six weeks of fighting, in which over 1,000 people have died and half a million displaced.

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  • 28 January 07:59, by Gogrialboys

    This is what I have been telling my cousins Nuer that Riak has no vision of the country, but only want to finish Nuer for his selffish and greed. I don’t blame those soldiers who joined rebellion before because they were misled that Dinka is killing Nuer. The incident in Juba could have been investigated and held those accountable, but Riak took and spread the news that you are being eliminated.

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    • 28 January 08:40, by Big Boy

      Dear footlover Nuer
      you have been in bush for almost two month now, you have finished what you had looted from Malakal, Bentiu, Bor now you are back to spla, but why did you left your services in spla? and misled by unvision man called Riak? now how many of you surrender to spla since 15-12-13. about 1000 soldiers now anyway you re welcome back!!

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      • 28 January 18:37, by Adodi Jotuwa

        Where are Omoni Jr, Mayom County Girl, Malakal County Simon? Please,why don’t you believe that Dr. Fool Riek Machar is one of the stupid PhD holders who failed in 1991 and again in 2013-2014? Last time it was Riek who returned first to SPLA/M, dumping his forces in Khartoum but this time his forces are the ones dumping him by returning to SPLA. Most of them are misled, as usual, by Dr. Fool Riek.

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        • 28 January 18:49, by Adodi Jotuwa

          When did Dr. Fool Riek launch sustained attacks on the position s of SPLA forces? When? When in his violent rebellion designed mainly to kill his political opponents first, destroy and pillage properties even in his hometown, kill innocent civilians in Churches, wouned in the hospitals and displace many women, children and elderly for his own interest? Riek’s followers must wake up to their sense

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          • 28 January 19:27, by Adodi Jotuwa

            Think positive. The time has come for every south Sudanese to think of South Sudan’s political and economic stability first above one’s interest. Never allow Dr. Fool Riek to think for you, your country and your family. It’s time to settle down and live a happy family life than always being misled by Dr. Fool Riek, James Koang and Peter Gadet who has 35 wives and avoid settling down to take care

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          • 28 January 19:27, by Adodi Jotuwa

            Think positive. The time has come for every south Sudanese to think of South Sudan’s political and economic stability first above one’s interest. Never allow Dr. Fool Riek to think for you, your country and your family. It’s time to settle down and live a happy family life than always being misled by Dr. Fool Riek, James Koang and Peter Gadet who has 35 wives and avoid settling down to take care

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            • 28 January 19:28, by Adodi Jotuwa

              Changing allegiance has become the lifeline of Dr. Fool Riek Macharm since 1991. Riek is a political survivor at the expense of illerate Nuer . Why would one person jau-jau nas as if they have no families to take care of and leave a legacy? Why would Dr. Fool Riek mislead them without proper anaysis of where South Sudan has come from politically and where it’s heading? From war to war?

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              • 28 January 19:29, by Adodi Jotuwa

                Why is always Dr. Fool Riek blowing the whistle of changing alleginace within a second, not a minute, hour, day, week, month or a year? Today the political and economic environment is completely different from 1991 where you can rebel and easily end up in Khartoum as usual. Sudan’s economy was misused by NCP to finance militia groups but today Khartoum is a friend to RSS but not to food lovers.

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                • 28 January 19:38, by Adodi Jotuwa

                  You don’t have to keep fighting like fools for no reasons all your life without retiring from being a militia leader, or army Generals if you are today in the government of RSS . Your sons are supposed to join the the army and protect the country and its Constitution. You are supposed to advise them how to fight in case South Sudan goes to war with another country. Not always in uniform with...

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                  • 28 January 19:48, by Adodi Jotuwa

                    …different military ranks promoted/demoted from one this government to another without knowing how many soldiers should a 2nd Lt, 1st Lt., Captain, Major, Lt. Col. ,Col., Brig. Gen., or Maj. Gen. command. You change toay, claiming that I was a captain. Almost every body would claim that I was a captain simplyy because of the three stars and reluctance to settle down peacefully.

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    • 28 January 11:17, by Tong dut

      Uganda Tanks in Bor,Is it how we are going to rule our people?

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    • 28 January 11:17, by Tong dut

      Uganda Tanks in Bor,Is it how we are going to rule our people?

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      • 28 January 15:07, by Mi diit

        Kiir’s men are lying. No body has surrendered. These are the lost Dinka soldiers returning after running for their lives. Don’t believe in telling lies please. Do you think the war with you has started yet? No, just wait for few weeks and see. You will curse the days you were born.

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        • 28 January 15:48, by Bungachier 50

          Miit! You are my friend as it was me who denied your alleged death on this website when those crisis broke out in Juba last year. Some time, be realistic and admit the truth. Rebels surrendered in Unity State. That is clear and the World knows.

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      • 29 January 00:19, by Tango Alpha

        comrade Tong Dut, you complaint about the tangs in Bor that it’s for Ugandan, what about those tang in Bentiu and elsewhere in unity state where fighting is continue,are they for Ugandan too?

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    • 28 January 22:47, by George Bol

      Nuer I have been telling you that never step on Salva Kiir tail and SPLM/A in general because they are too dangerous.
      Check this out!
      http://chimpreports.com/index.php/regional-news/s-sudan/16409-more-rebels-surrender.html

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    • 29 January 00:01, by Tango Alpha

      Brothers and sisters, it’s good enough that they are laying down their weapons. Many of those army were fool and they did not know what was going on, they also did not learn from the first mistake of 1991 which was committed by the same man Riek Machar, and so let us forgive them but do not forget what they did. We have already known who is Riek Machar, a man who stabbed in the back.

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    • 29 January 03:06, by parajok

      I do not know why sudantribune report this pure liar report

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    • 29 January 07:18, by Johndumo14

      LEAVE SOUTH SUDAN ALONE!!!!
      When Nelson mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. The world powers like, USA,Russia,China,EU,Security council,Why did they not call for his early release???????????
      It it because black VS white ??? And why the world powers like the African Union ,the security council want the 11 S.Sudan politicians to be released ,is it because blacks VS Blacks???? Plse shut ur mouth!

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    • 29 January 07:20, by Johndumo14

      LEAVE SOUTH SUDAN ALONE!!!!
      When Nelson mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. The world powers like, USA,Russia,China,EU,Security council,Why did they not call for his early release???????????
      It it because black VS white ??? And why the world powers like the African Union ,the security council want the 11 S.Sudan politicians to be released ,is it because blacks VS Blacks???? Plse shut ur mouth!

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    • 29 January 07:37, by Johndumo14

      BREAKING NEWS!!!
      This massage is to all those soldiers who defected from Juba,Yei,Kaya,Kajokeji,torit,and othe states like Bentiu,Bor Malakal,who havejoined rebellion please you are kindly asked to surrender to the nearest SPLA UNIT in the area,you will be pardoned by the S.Sudan president,you are welcomed back to your unit with your full pay.This is not the time,to fight,think twice!!

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    • 29 January 08:04, by Johndumo14

      BREAKING NEWS!!!!
      Ex-VP,Dr Riek Machar will face treason charges,this news is welcomed by many south sudanese,he faces not only treason charges,including war crimes back dated from 1991 to 2013,this will bring jutice to our new nation,and will bring relief to the families of those killed by this war lord supported by khartoum.Those generals around him must think now of their future.

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    • 29 January 20:20, by Johndumo14

      Ex-VP Dr Riek Machar and six others are to face treason charges including Rebeka Nyandeng,she is among those opposed to President Salva Kiir rule,But Salva Kiir and his advisers ignore,her because she is the widow of late John Grang.
      Otherwise she is supposed to be imprisoned together with the 11 detained political prisoners,she even behaves like ilitrate,if her husband was a leader,so what???

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  • 28 January 08:06, by Peter Mading

    That is why Riek Machar is always challenging the system of Governance because there are no outstanding guiding principles in consultative leadership. There is no point of pardoning or accepting the revivals. They should be dismissed immediately otherwise this country will remain in chaos.

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  • 28 January 08:29, by Agutthon

    These soldiers or renegates should not smell a military uniform again. Don’t kill them please just discharge them from the army.

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    • 28 January 12:35, by Aguj-raan

      You’re right Agutton, any soldier who deserted the army for at least 30 days for any reasons and came back should be discharged right away, SS govt. keep forgiving these traitors and that’s why they keep defecting and rebelling against the govt. from now and on worth the law should prevail no more amnesties. It’s time for Court Marshall to prosecute these useless soldiers.

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  • 28 January 08:31, by Tata

    It is those officers who gave those soldiers order to fire at their own colleagues, brothers, in the name of liberation. Those officers (Senior or Junior) should be tried in court of Law, why innocent people lost their lives and they remain alive. But soldiers are innocent. They were given order to execute. They are in their sense now thus they are surrendering.

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    • 28 January 09:02, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

      I tell you guys,civilians are suffering in Bentiu because all roads are closed for business and open only for military.surrendering vital!the likes of Kim Deng are talking shit when people are dying in their back yards.

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      • 28 January 10:01, by michael coma

        Nuers were enjoying govt’s services before defected.So they have missed them.No fucking of prostitutes,drinking alchohol,no money for buying sawut as their main tobacco and Walwal.Let them come back including Riek.

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  • 28 January 09:45, by Muorcienggok

    Bravo SPLA for the victory of the traitors, fools thought they were 75% in the army and that they can grab power and get away with it. It is a lesson to the malittias and those Nuer whose ideals are based on tribalism, I highly appreciate Dinkas for foiling genocide had they not held their anger it could have been worst.Nuers should learn that greedy Riek is not the right person for bright future.

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  • 28 January 10:04, by Muorcienggok

    I well come the surrendering of the traitors but it would be stupid to integrate them into the army again when they have committed atrocities,if they are not prosecuted then they should be disarmed and told to go home and continue to eat what they have looted and their tribalism, they may cause the same problem again how can the enemies of the state be trusted? What a shallow mind!

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  • 28 January 10:06, by Marco Bul

    So the Mighty Nuer can surrender?? All their lalok and tøøy are exhausted.Hehehe.There is no more free møya fuul,tähnia and gargoyni in Khartoum

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    • 28 January 11:27, by Bentiu son

      Dinka thugs,idiots do not be proud for sellouts/traitors/betrayers of Nuer boys like James Hoth, Dr Nguen Monytuil n his militia brother Bapiny Montuil who sold Nuer alive to Dinka elites.The defected traitor called Bol Mayak is the appointed Mayom Commissioner by his boss Dr Nguen Monytuil,thereby he has precious right to collaborated with genocidal regime who had killed 4000 Nuer civilians inJub

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      • 28 January 11:47, by Malakal county Simon

        Listern-up all Jangs/slaves above.
        For your information; all those soldiers that’s are surrenders in Bentui, are Dinkas from Pariang county.... There is nothing to be proud off so far, because there all are cowards from Dinka tribe, and there defections will not weakens our gallant Democratic Forces whatsoever in Bentui area under Gen Koang Chuol....

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      • 28 January 12:01, by Wicdail

        Bentiu Son,
        The question is, why Dr Nguen Monytuel allow his militia and Dinkas/slaves to committed crimes by killing civilians and burning down counties and villages on his watch? Dr Nguen should safeguard the safety of all civilians including the civil servants and their proprieties and secure their returns to the city (Bentiu). He must to advice this blind man (his deputy) from reckless---

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        • 28 January 12:07, by Wicdail

          media campaign by reporting the civilians return to Bentiu town as rebel surrender. Bentiu is not become Dinkas, rather it’s a Nuer home.

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  • 28 January 14:37, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Majories are always majories in its place. Nuer community will learn how tough is Dinka. If Arab from the North did not defeat Dinka, then I don’t think whether Nuer will make it so.When you stoned the dog, it always come back. Therefore, let 200 Nuer rebels come back. Welcome back to the original home.
    By AUGUSTINO DENG. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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    • 28 January 16:55, by Bentiu son

      Augustino Ngooth,What toughness of your cowards Dinkas are u talking about? Hired mercenaries from Uganda,Sudan’s rebels like JEM,SRF SPLA-N n Nuer traitors plus other manipulated tribes to shielding cowards tribe against migty Nuer warriors.Right? Waw!cowards Dinkas,fighting Nuer is not easy as chewing gum or stealing nation funds as your thievery uncles do in RSS.Just wait,the worse is on the wa

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  • 28 January 17:47, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Dear Bentiu Son,
    All Nuer including you; you listen through your ass and not through the ears. What happen now in term of war that happened just one month ago? Nuer always claim that they are superior, but in fact they are naïve. Riek Machar is a failure leader. If was from Nuer, I should not follow him. Fuck you and your leader Riek Machar.

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  • 29 January 01:09, by Axios

    Foolish move to reintegrate them back into the army, will these people never learn?

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