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February 8, 2014 (JUBA) – Renowned American human rights activists and author, John Prendergast is currently in Juba, the South Sudan capital on what appears an official visit.

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US actor John Prendergast (C) on arrival in Juba (Photo: Larco Lomayat)

South Sudan’s presidential advisor Ted Dagne welcomed the activist who jetted into the country Friday.

It however remains unclear why activist, a co-founder of the Enough Project, is in the world’s youngest nation.

Together with George Clooney, Prendergast helped direct the Sudan Now campaign, which supported the holding of a peaceful referendum for South Sudan.

He currently serves as a board member and strategic advisor to Not On Our Watch Project; an organisation he founded with Clooney.

A recipient of several awards, including the Huffington Post 2011 Game Changer Award; the United Nations Correspondents Association Citizen of the World Award; the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award; the Princeton University Crystal Tiger Award and the U.S. Department of State Distinguished Service Award, among others, Prendergast is also a member of the faculty and Advisory Board of the International Peace and Security Institute (IPSI).

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  • 9 February 2014 07:43, by Mi diit

    I hope he is also a psychiatric to detect the psychological defect of Mrs. Akiir Mayardit’s mind.

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  • 9 February 2014 08:43, by Tut Tut

    Mr.Prendergast’s visit to S.Sudan is a first step towards establishing massacre case that took place in capital Juba.As I previously stated that the image of our nation is seriously tainted by the blood of innocent Nuer civilians killed by kiir forces in Juba.In short the ball rolling down the hill on S.Sudan government’s head.Believe it or not,a lesson has to be learned from premeditated killing

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    • 9 February 2014 09:12, by choldit

      Tut,
      don’t forget that Prendergast is a member of an advisory board at an institute in which Eric Reeves work. Eric Reeves is a die hard supporter of the Dinkaism. But let us hope the man will not go against the world by supporting killers like president Mrs. Kirr Museveni in his nuer massacre n their staged coupe. But Mr. Prendergast is an expert analyst n that is what we shld know him for.

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      • 9 February 2014 10:38, by Tut Tut

        I don’t know that. But whoever try to comprise the truth about the Nuer massacre in Juba will risk the backlash and Mr. Prendergast is not an exception. And being entrusted with those credible Awards, it would be hard to comprise his credibility. With that in mind, let’s hope for fairness in his assessment of the crimes.

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        • 9 February 2014 12:55, by Tutbol

          John pen,
          Didn’t advocate for the freedom of S Sudanese tribe killing off another tribes--- that is what you, the Nuers are doing against the S Sudanese peoples.

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          • 10 February 2014 06:22, by Tut Tut

            Tutbol,
            You guys stop treating us like Israelite of S.Sudan when crimes are inflicted on us is OK. But when we response in kink everybody pass out and cry that’s why Mrs.Akiir Museveni invited her husband to fight us. But now things are get tough even your husband gunships will have no leverage next round. Guess what, Lake and Warrap are no more exempted. Just wait everyone in S.Sudan will feel it

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