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UN arms seizure in S. Sudan “confirms unfaithful conduct”


March 9, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudan government said on Saturday that the seizure of a UN arms shipment by security agents confirms earlier suspicions over the conduct of “some individuals” within the world body.

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An image circulated on social media reportedly showing weapons seized by Lakes state secutiry officials from UN trucks in Rumbek, on 5 March 2014

South Sudan’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, airlifted journalists to Rumbek, the capital of Lakes state, the site where the confiscated arms and ammunitions are being held.

The arms were found inside 12 trucks belonging to the UN Mission in South Sudan en route to Unity state capital Bentiu, and had been declared as “general goods”.

Makuei said the incident represented a “clear violation” of the agreement with the UNMISS on the importation of arms into the country.

UNMISS spokesperson Ariane Quentier said in a statement on Friday that the weapons belonged to Ghanaian peacekeepers deployed to Bentiu, Unity state, saying “wrong labelling” of the containers had resulted in the error, which occurred during loading.

However, the South Sudanese government says it remains unconvinced.

“It is not enough. Some people must answer,” Makuei told reporters in Rumbek on Saturday, without providing detail on what steps the government intends to take.

He accused the UNMISS leadership of having a hidden agenda against his government, which has been engaged in an armed confrontation with opposition forces led by former vice-president Riek Machar since mid-December. The fighting initially flared in Juba after clashes between rival factions of the presidential guards before spreading to the key regions of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.

“We (South Sudan) have no problem with UNMISS, as a UN institution, but our problem is with the personnel who are running UNMISS at present. These are the people who are doing things in bad faith,” Makuei said.

In late January, Makuei said he was denied access to the UN base in Jonglei state capital Bor, accusing the world body of harbouring rebels inside their compound.
The UN said after the incident it was simply upholding its nationwide no weapons policy inside its bases.

The Bor drama between Makuei and UNMISS personnel was broadcast on government TV, with president Salva Kiir accusing UNMISS of running a parallel government, although he later softened his stance, saying the UN remained a friend of South Sudan.

Landmines, RPGs and other riffles found loaded on the 12 trucks were confiscated on Wednesday.

Footage of the arms shipment seized was broadcast by South Sudan Television (SSTV), although the exact quantity of arms has not yet been established.

A government-sponsored public demonstration is planned for Monday in Juba to denounce the “illegal” importation of arms by UN to war zones in South Sudan.


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  • 10 March 2014 08:27, by Abugua

    UN please explaine.Handling, using and transporting of landmine is prohibited all over the world why do you still keep and intent to use a ban substances in South Sudan?

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    • 10 March 2014 08:46, by Mi diit

      Makuei Lueth is a stupid liar. The weapons were destined for Ghanian peacekeepers in Unity state. Maybe the wrong labeling was a minor mistake on the part of UNMISS. But it doesn’t confirm that the weapons were meant for rebels. Why didn’t the government’s intelligence silently traced the final destination of the weapons and see if the rebels would distribute them. Stop that nonsense!

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      • 10 March 2014 08:49, by Mi diit

        Running after the UN system and trying to find false fault in it with the aim to confront it is not a wise strategy. You will fall into a serious problem with the world body. I know you hate UNMISS because it tells about your criminal activities in the country. Nobody will believe your usual false stories.

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        • 10 March 2014 09:03, by mathem jech amer

          Mi diit
          If they are for NMISS and you consider it to be wrong labelling, what about landmines, are they part of UN troops, is it not the same UN preventing the use of mines?

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        • 10 March 2014 10:05, by chol

          Idiot Mii Dit your rebels are losing this war while you talking nonsense on internet here why don’t you come to Juba UN camps to see how happy your people are? Riek will take to hell for sure.

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        • 10 March 2014 10:06, by william

          Midit son of whore you in-laws were caught red handed so we will deal with you in all means possible.Hellen who incited your rebellion will quit soutsudan either by compulsion or death.

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        • 10 March 2014 13:26, by Jewish Ally

          South Sudan is a land where every idiot can shit, UNMISS is working for the down fall of RSS not only against Kiir Government, no wonder why there was report of cluster Bomb last month taken by UNMISS some where and now landmine and sophisticated weapon against us. in the name of Ghanian

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        • 10 March 2014 15:01, by Mapuor

          Democracy is totally against your Nuer culture of looting.Nuer do not have any support from other tribes.

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        • 11 March 2014 05:39, by deng

          Mi thin,
          Who give a damn. There are two poisonous people who put back South Sudan in destructions namely: Ban-Ki Moon whose his country without U.S.A protection could have already been destroy by North Korea. Hilde Johnson who seems to be Riek Machar’s girlfriend.These two people are the number one enemy of South Sudan.

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      • 10 March 2014 09:18, by Arakataa

        you are always simple fool why do you claimed that it was wrong loaded by un if you are great stupid in this land.your dr premitive reik is never be a leader even if the un support him.curse people will never have better life

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      • 10 March 2014 09:18, by Abugua

        There is agreement between UN and government that all UN arms will be sent to their final destination by flight not lorries a violation of agreement somebody must explain wrong labelling is not the issue let them answer why do they transport arms by road contrary to the agreement?.

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      • 10 March 2014 09:35, by Ayom Ayom

        I wonder why UN Peacekeepers Ghanaian battalion acquire weapons such as landmine, ant-tank, anti-aircraft etc for their operation in South Sudan to keep peace, provide security and protection to people of South Sudan.

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        • 11 March 2014 05:20, by deng

          Ghana what? A route of slavery fuck that shit. They are bunch of suckers who want all South Sudan lame from the landmine they acquired. They need to leave our country quickly before it is too late.

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      • 10 March 2014 11:11, by michael coma

        Mii dit
        All your deals and corners of selling out our country have been discovered.Riek signed deal with US and UK to loot our oil and other resouces for his greediness.Nuer militias used terrible guns in Malakal’s fighting and we were suspecting UNMISS as it has happened recently in Lake state.No doubt Riek and his Nuermates sold our country.

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      • 10 March 2014 13:15, by moto


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      • 10 March 2014 14:36, by Ajokbil

        Miti or what name u call yourself. Can you shut shit mouth up on this issue of weapon. This is the UNIMISS which was saying the other day that Gov;t use cluster bomb and now look what are they bringing to country. U should feel a shame on this and allow the investigation to take its course please

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    • 10 March 2014 11:09, by Gabriel Ajak

      Mr/miss.Ariane UNMISS spokesperson, Is UN have anything to do with land mine in South Sudan? if not why don’t u accept the mistake u committed agaist young nation of South Sudan that u r supporting the rebel because of some intrust.

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    • 10 March 2014 11:50, by Mading Makuac

      The best thing our government could do now is to let the so called UNMISS park and go.It is very ironical for such a
      neutral body to take side in warring nation .The work of
      UNMISS is not clear;It has increased problems by adding
      fuel to fire.Many Dinka people got killed in Akoba,Bor
      Malakal and Bentiu in presence of UNMISS officials.
      Am even worry that UNMISS steals our minerals

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    • 10 March 2014 14:24, by Paul

      UNMISS, as an organization, is there to help the needy with sincerity, however, this particular act was likely carried out by foreign intelligent agents implanted in every NGOs around the world to sabotage foreign gov’ts to the benefits of their foreign policies. Since the beginning of SS gov’t, I have seen so many foreign faces in every sector working as advisors. Were they really advisors?

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      • 10 March 2014 14:45, by Paul

        The bush-error politicians need to understand that non of the current friendly gov’ts are true and permanent friends. Every gov’t work for the interest of her country and her people. Once that interest is threaten, friendships mean nothing! Some foreign interest must have been threatened by SS gov’t and hence such instability...something SS gov’t should have been prepared, given past 9yrs leeway

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  • 10 March 2014 08:27, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

    This is an other evidence showing UNMISS’s support of war in South Sudan. I don’t see a reason it should be in South Sudan if its presence fuels the conflicts.
    Our govt should not be deterred by UNMISS because the truth will set us free at last though some bribed elements support the senseless war in the new country.
    It is my enormous amazement for UN to cease justice and support rebellion.

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  • 10 March 2014 08:30, by mathem jech amer

    Is landmines part of UNMISS mandate.What are landmines for in South Sudan?

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  • 10 March 2014 09:16, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Mi diit
    Micheal Makuei is not stupid, the one who is more stupid are those who rebeled against the elected government.
    Look! Riek Machar is very deplimatic in person and he thinks in stupiditity way to kill his own people about leadership, how come to become leader in such style of behaviore?

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  • 10 March 2014 09:37, by Marco Bul

    Mi Diit
    LMFAO!! Landnines for Ghanian Forces.Don’t you think they will polluted the soil with mines in your areas??
    Or they use them against the gov’t like those cluster bombs they brought and accused the gov’t wuth it?

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    • 10 March 2014 10:00, by Wicdail

      UNMISS have done nothing wrong. Only Kirr and his criminals such as Makuai Liar, are look for ways to accuse UN. Because they want to drive UN by all means out of SS and replaced with low esteem forces such as Kenyan and Ugandan forces etc. But we will never accept that. You will be surprise, there have never been landmines in those trucks. They just makeup lies to support their claims.

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      • 10 March 2014 10:37, by Gangura

        Who is going to stand with stupid Kirr? since every International community hate him, what is wrong with it if UNMISS is transporting their guns to the Ghanian forces?" this Kirr is very confused anyway I do not blame him becoz little education is a dieseas in the world and that is what killing our leaders. we will see what they will do with UNMISS, hahaha UNMISS is not like GoSS

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        • 10 March 2014 11:22, by mathem jech amer

          So are you well educated?If so what type of education did you acquire?already UNMISS admitted that they don’t transport weapon by road,something that clearly expalin that there are some people playing game some where. Your leader Riek is the fisrt primitive who stage war in the name of devilic prophecy to lead only Nuers, is South Sudan for Nuers?

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        • 10 March 2014 12:48, by Abyei Propaganda

          There are so many useles people who learnt English in Toeilet calling Kiir "Stupid", "Idiot", "Fool". ... etc. They forget themselves they are the most stupi-idiot creature on earth.
          Gangura, come and collect your homos to fuck you in UK toilet. Do you have genuine Sudan Secondary School certificat? We will ask Khartoum to prove that! Just continue washing toilet in Europ, mad dog. How old are U

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        • 11 March 2014 05:47, by deng

          As your name suggest, you are a gang! International community does not exist. Where are they in Ukraine? Georgia? Syria? Just shut your ass up because you don’t know what is the meaning of international community. Just pray all others South Sudan won’t be upset to join Dinka and wiped your ass out.

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      • 11 March 2014 05:31, by deng

        As the name suggest without dial, you are a wick! UNMISS have done no what lunatic? Hilde Johnson should be use for stress relieve soldiers battling enemies of South Sudan. Tell me what tribes rebelled wit you? None. Only the same Riek Machiath who been misleading some brains-washing black army who nothing in their minds but wannathin! Riek must died for long lasting peace in South Sudan

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  • 10 March 2014 11:03, by philipdit wol

    That is already clear voliation from UN why are we so soften like that UN should leave.

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  • 10 March 2014 12:53, by Abyei Propaganda

    Hilde Nonsense to join Riek in bush or we shoot her on sight, uselels!

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  • 10 March 2014 13:05, by Thondet Manyang

    God bless South Sudanese!!!!! These were the promises given to Foolish Riak making him misbehaves in front of his boss, now the secret is revealed, what next? UNMISS wants to install Riak as our leader but in vain. Is this protection you claim? God is with us. One strategy failed, plan another one. It never happen UN takes its weapon on ground. Please stop your cover up(lies). What have we done wr

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  • 10 March 2014 13:06, by 4Justice

    I’ve been warning our people about the UN for a while now, everything i said is beginning to transpire, they are not your friends folks, they may support you now but that’s not their goal; the goal is CHAOS! that’s their hidden mandate they don’t want you to know. Once the chaos is over, they pack up and move on to the next Country destined for destruction. Lucifer has never and will never ever be a friend of humanity.

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    • 10 March 2014 13:23, by moto


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  • 10 March 2014 13:17, by Thondet Manyang

    UN was deceiving people that cluster Bombs were found in South Sudan which was not true. today it is clear that they (UNMISS)brought them to assist rebel. I was wondering where in the world the rebel keeps on threatening the government to over through it in some days kumbe they know UNMISS is with them. You have spoiled the image of so called UNMISS if not this is UNMISS but rebel supply Chain.

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  • 10 March 2014 21:17, by George Bol

    Hilde Johnson is wishing for the destruction of South Sudan.
    No way that many wrong labels applied in many containers. That lady has destroyed our nation-not too late for her to be fire in the country. Please,let her go immediately.She did provide UN tanks to rebels in Bor, and provide security directive to rebels in Unity states-and was confirmed when UN said they lost contact with SPLA forces

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    • 11 March 2014 05:16, by deng

      Mr. George Bol,
      That is the dream I have been having. Hilde Johnson sticky ass has been lick by Riek Machar and therefore, how can she lets her ass licker got killed without protecting him. Does South Sudan have guts? Then, it is time to stop protesting and kick mother fuckers out of all cost. Hilde Johnson vision in South Sudan is all about destructions.

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  • 10 March 2014 21:23, by George Bol

    Cont. after govt of S.Sudan cut off communication lines with UN, the rebels never ever ambush the SPLA in the many battles.
    Johnson airlift rebel Leader Riek Machar from his UN compound to safe place for him to start rebellion. She must leave quickly other the S. Sudan will be happy about her and that can not guarantee her safety.
    Johnson was caught talking with Riek Machar coordinating attacks.

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  • 10 March 2014 21:28, by George Bol

    S. Sudan is better off without that disgrace pretender call
    Hilde Johnson. Govt of S. Sudan has very right to let her go. S. Sudanese are tired of her.She has nothing to give other than destruction and death.S Sudan should be left alone to die if she is the only UN who should serve in the S.Sudan.
    Please, SALVA Kiir, you must give her 24 hours to leave the country-she is very harmful-landmines!

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