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Students give UN ultimatum to leave W. Bahr el Ghazal

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March 12, 2014 (JUBA) – Wau university students in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal on Wednesday gave United Nations mission officials a 72-hour ultimatum to vacate the region or risk facing a demonstration in protest against their presence.

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Bahr el Ghazal students protesting at the UN main Gate in Wau, March 12, 2014 (ST)

The order was communicated in a students’ petition to the state Governor, Rizik Zechariah, which was handed over to his deputy, Zachariah Garang.

Winnie Babihuga, the world body’s representative in Western Bahr el Ghazal state welcomed the student’s petition and promised to forward it to its headquarters in New York.

“The UNMISS did not change its mandate in South Sudan. We are working hand in hand with South Sudan government in restoring peace and stability,” she told thousands of protesters at the UN main gate.

Several demonstrations have, in recent days, taken place in various parts of the new nation following last week’s seizure of ammunitions from UN trucks in Lakes state. The vehicles were destined for neighbouring state.

Most of the demonstrators chanted slogans and held placards demanding the immediate resignation of Hilde Johnson, the head of the UN mission in the new nation.

Mawien Ayom, who led the protest, wondered “whether the UN signed any deal with the government of south Sudan to bring in the country landmines or anti-aircraft”.

“We have come out today as the citizens of South Sudan and students of University of Bahr el Ghazal to demonstrate against the champion act of the UN in supporting the rebels in South Sudan,” he said.

“Since we have now seen the danger of UNMISS toward our country, we are acrimoniously regretting to UNMISS and therefore, we are calling upon the government to take deed of terminating the UNMISS mandates in the south Sudan with an instantaneous effect of 72 hours,” Ayom stressed.

But while authorities claimed the weapons were allegedly meant to back rebels, the UN mission firmly stated they were destined to Unity state for its contingent of Ghanaian peacekeepers.

(ST)

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  • 13 March 10:44, by Monydit

    Bravo Students your coutry is been Hijack by H.Johnson the 3rd wife of Riek Machar to fisished all the Students in south sudan bez if there is war then no Study in the country ,so go Ahead your Govt is behind you ,UNMISS Must to leave south sudan and where is this nuer call Mii-dit did you read the Students letter on your uncle 3rd wife to leave south sudan within 72Hours

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    • 13 March 10:53, by omoni jr.

      Bravo what??????????????
      those gangs are just chasing the wind and later they will realized that they are in wrong boat.

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      • 13 March 11:02, by omoni jr.

        The murderer kiir had dug his own little grave and the man is already walking dead. you started and we are going to finish it. Dumbass president ever the Africa has at the modern time,21st century???? damn. Ok, He was lucky but the man is too dumb to realized how lucky he was!! But now is over. we Equatorians clothed you just recently in 1980s, No dispute about that.we fed you on the street of jub

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        • 13 March 13:16, by mathem jech amer

          omoni jr
          So you can change any time to be certain tribe, a few days ago you were Nuer, today you are Equatorian, maybe tomorrow, you will be Dinka, go ahead man with your different colours, maybe you are feeding on Salva Kiir government and pretending on the internet.

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      • 14 March 14:20, by Sir King

        Look at this fool from Gogrial. You will foolish like your leader Salva Kiir. If you chase away UN, then you have to Chase out WFP also, because it is a UN. Hahahahahahaaaa, Confuse people like Kiir Mayardit.
        Do you think Mayardit will do anything tangible to South Sudanese. never, because he is a fool.

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  • 13 March 10:51, by omoni jr.

    These are just same gangs of Dinka Tribal Extremists [DTE] Groups dont take them serious.
    Those students got nothing in their little and ugliest brains. Those students are just same as Dinka villagers.They can never express themselves as level of university students. HAHAHAHA. Most of them speak Dinka as first and second language in the school premises.hahaha,

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  • 13 March 10:57, by Ajongtar

    Mr. Kiir please come out and asure ur Dinka Warab to hold on untill invetigations are done in to the UNMISS???
    They should not think that World body is just like Dinka and Nuer.
    Come out and adress them, in any media houses but not you press secratary to adress the country, that man is oversteping his duties of press secratery.
    Brovooo Kiir be mindfull.

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  • 13 March 11:12, by SPLA

    Just wondering! Are these really students? They don’t look so to me. Despite our poverty in Africa, university students have to look smart and professional.

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    • 13 March 11:42, by Wicdail

      Instead of telling the UN to give them food, while starving in the hand of this vicious regime led by ignorant Kirr and his likes, they folly mobilized to proclaims what is beyond their capacity. What a foolish society? Do you think the international community is foolish to give you the green light by leaving SS, so that you can murder those innocent lives as you wish? How useless you are?

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      • 13 March 12:07, by william

        Even though your triator riak marry Obama daughter still he can not and Will Never bring him as a président for South sudan Never. Sorry choosing devil as nuer leader!

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      • 13 March 15:02, by Mapuor

        Wicdial
        Better surrender, no food,our food is tobacco.Rajil Jaban maa mana tabaan maa mana fi kulia Bonga ya,Akil wein fi kala wajala Ayelem fi Bonga,Faturna Tobacna.

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    • 13 March 17:18, by Wani khooto

      DEAR SPLA
      how do u expect them to wear smart cloth yet the are demonstrating?let call spade a spade.UNMISS had gone beyond their madate.landmine is not used by UN all over the world.please let love our country whether rebel or not we maintain our integrity.shame on Hilde johnson.this is not for dinka but for all of us if we have dream for future.

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    • 13 March 19:06, by Tong dut

      A good dinka is a dead one, UN, no food to those Dogs till all will die alone since they like war, even a dinka kill a dinka, WHAT IS THAT? LEAVE THEM ALONE.

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  • 13 March 13:57, by whatsayyou

    UNMISS must go, but where will Nuer Students in the university of Bahr El Ghazal get food, since the are leaing on a humantarian aid? This Why the did not Join Us in Protest.

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  • 13 March 19:33, by The rock

    what is UN forces doing with land mines plus anti -aircraft weapons? Helda is messing up this Country and I have been saying this for a quite long, know you all have seen and its already too late.
    some of those weapons you just seized were already parachuted to the Rebels by UN choppers out skirts of Bor n Malakal town, helda has to leave this Country n we will clean it up our selves....

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    • 14 March 15:19, by Ajongtar

      The trought may prevail, but No way, Hilda will not go UNLESS the term of Bankmoon is over, secondly Kiir must advise his close tribe to stop termishing the image of Mrs. Hilda F. Johnson in the media.
      Kiir when will you stop having problem with the world body???
      My friend you can have or devolop ur idiotic issue with Riak, Pagan, Luk Jok, and many other including my self but not the world body!!!

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  • 23 March 11:14, by Philosopherking

    These young men are being mislead by government puppets. They should look at the state of their university, they should look at the state of our hospitals, the economy, etc and they would realize, they should have called for the resignation of the most under performing, unpopular, directionless, visionless and every thing less president on the continent.

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  • 23 March 11:19, by Philosopherking

    Ask your selves my fellow South Sudanese, what has this government done to you? Ask your selves, is this the freedom, the unity, the prosperity, peace and the good governance that we fought and paid a heavy price for? Compare what your government has don to what the international agencies are doing then you will know who should resign; Kirr and his incompetent group of friends.

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