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March 15, 2014 –The South Sudan government on Friday intercepted thousands of protestors in the Western Bahr el Ghazal state capital of Wau, who were intending to storm the UN base.

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THousands of students took to the streets in Western Bahr el Ghazal state capital Wau on 14 March 2014 calling on the UN to leave the country (ST)

The protest is the second such demonstration organised against the UN in the state in the past week.

The latest protest came after Wau university students in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal on Wednesday issued officials from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) a 72-hour ultimatum to vacate the region or risk facing a demonstration in protest against their presence.

State correspondent James Deng Dimo admitted protesters had intended to destroy UN assets, but were intercepted by government forces about 25 metres from the base.
The protestors have warned that they will burn down all UNMISS base camps if they fail to leave the country.

“This is our stand. We demand our government to dismiss Hilde Johnson from the country - we are already a government elected by the people, and therefore UNMISS please refrain from supporting rebel [forces],” said one protester.

UNMISS has faced intense criticism in recent days after last week’s seizure of ammunitions from a UN convoy in Lakes state en route to Unity state.

The UN maintains that the weapons belong to the Ghanian peacekeeping contingent in the country and were mistakenly transported by road rather than by air as is UN policy after a labelling error.

However, the weapons seizure has raised suspicions the UN was attempting to secretly smuggle weapons to rebel troops opposed to the central government.

Several demonstrations have taken place in various parts of the new nation following the incident, with calls for UN mission head Hilde Johnson to stand down.

The students’ petition calling for UNMISS to vacate the state was officially handed to the state governor Rizik Zachariah Hassan earlier this week in the presence of Winnie Babihuga, the world body’s representative in Western Bahr el Ghazal.

Babihuga told thousands of protesters at an earlier demonstration that UNMISS continued to work “hand in hand with the South Sudan government in restoring peace and stability”.

She has pledged to forward the students’ petition to its headquarters in New York.

Speaking to protesters at Friday’s demonstration, governor Hassan called on UNMISS to stop interfering in the country’s internal politics, saying its current policies were further fuelling the conflict.

“Kiir did not came on power by force, he was legitimately elected by the people of South Sudan, as [were] the governors under Kiir. We do not want anybody trying to take power by force,” he said.

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  • 16 March 06:00, by mathem jech amer

    The dream of bringing Riek by force to be South Sudan president is a nightmare dream and a gone history.Riek now should think how to handle his crimes in the courts.

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    • 16 March 10:42, by Bentiu son

      Dear readers,What a shame for Dinka womanizer named Razik Hassan for poorly mobilized the children of Greater Fertiit whose parents were massacred in Wau two years ago by Dinka BEG Government under killer Salva Kiir.Kiir government had rotted from top to bottom.Hw comes a member country of UN dislike the presence of Peacekeepers in the RSS shamefully.UNMISS we want you to be in RSS except Dinkas

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  • 16 March 06:12, by Sundayw

    The UNMISS has saved thousands of lives of in South Sudan. Our political leaders should be careful not to rile up emotions among population against the UN. Has UNMISS been a perfect partner for GoSS? No. But it has performed its mandated mission. It should continue to be viewed as a partner rather than a western trojan horse out to effect regime change in South Sudan. Partners work things out.

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  • 16 March 06:22, by Snipper

    We do not say UNMISS is bad but the person running it has fallen prey of the South Sudan biggest womanizer. She should have watched out for negative relations but her attempts to arm her concubine has run parallel to what she should have been doing and for that matter we want her out!

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    • 16 March 06:37, by michael coma

      Peaceful demonstration is better than arrogant one.Why wanted to destroy UNMISS assets?It was not good move at all.Reasoning capacity is first than shallow capacity.

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  • 16 March 06:38, by Kus al-Junub

    Witchcraft whore Hilda Johnson formed sexual relationship with blindfolded Riek Machar to destroy South Sudan and subsequently moving up to Sudan; to install her next husband in line Malik Agar. Hilda Johnson enough with black dick fucking bitch leaves South Sudan alone they are our brother in blood.

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    • 16 March 08:19, by Gat Gan Kiir

      If Dinka are men enough let them talk about withdrawal of Ugandan army from South Sudan and face Nuer by themselves. UniMiss can’t and will never give anybody arm or guns. It’s a suicidal claim for coward community of Dinka. We will fight you together with your newly godfather Uganda.

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      • 16 March 08:41, by wang

        Gat Gan Kiir
        God designed Dinka for food not for war. They will always be depended on foreign help when facing their cousin Nuer. History has been written and will never change. Dinka are the cowardness people on this earth. why Nuer protesters, while their sons and daughters are killing daily by foreign air strikes?

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      • 16 March 10:51, by Bentiu son

        GatGan Kiir,those Dinka boys who demonstrate against the presence of UNMISS were influenced by painful regime as to oust UNMISS in South Sudan without consulting others 63 tribes across the country.Such barbaric acts alone shown Dinka marginalization policy to others manipulated tribes who sided with them shamefully.Certainly,those Dinka boys won’t call for UPDF withdrawal till Jesus return.

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      • 16 March 11:02, by Hardlinner

        Where are uganda troop in bahr el ghazal?. Your nuer claims form no bases at all. I have never seen any of bahr el ghazal states captured by nuer in order to justify your claims. Just keep dragging us into your nuer mad. You may as well know what we did to north let alone you bunches of primitives.

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      • 16 March 16:55, by mathem jech amer

        Tell your Eitrean folks to withdraw before Ugandans,they were defeated by Ethiopians, now they want to put their noises on South Sudan matters,failed state making friends with failed self-claimed leader.

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  • 16 March 08:27, by wang

    They wanted IGAD forces to protect them from Nuer and hated UN which are feeding them. Dinka have all gone crazy.

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  • 16 March 09:23, by Ambago

    Now you can see how dinkocracy works. The UNIMISS has to go, because its is not wanted in the country. Ms. Hilde Johnson is representing the organisation, and she is doing exactly as she has been instructed. If she were doing something wrong and not in line with the instructions from New York, they would have long dismissed her! Either UNIMISS and Ms. Johnson both stay or both leave!

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    • 16 March 21:46, by Wani khooto

      abago
      do u really know English?,the demonstration is not against UN but against HILDE the UNMISS head who is supporting the fool.for your information Hilde is not supporting nuer so that the win the war but only to destabilizing the nation and this will give more funds to UNMISS.so better to think big than your useless tribal mind.i feel for nuer why following a fool dr.shame will finish u all nue

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  • 16 March 10:21, by tootke’bai-ngo

    THANK YOU SO MUCH HILENDE JONHSON FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE DONE AS AN INDIVIDUAL SINCE DURING THE PEACE NOGETIATION.
    POOR EOPLE OF S.SUDAN ARE SO APPRECIATIVE TO YOU AND UNMISS FOR SAVING LIVES & RENDERING SERVICES WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS BUSY MURDERING ITS OWM CITIZENS. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE US, KIIR WILL GO VERY SOON. SHAME ON US FOR ALLOWING KIIR FORCED SUCH ACT AGAINST UNMISS.

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  • 16 March 10:21, by tootke’bai-ngo

    THANK YOU SO MUCH HILENDE JONHSON FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE DONE AS AN INDIVIDUAL SINCE DURING THE PEACE NOGETIATION.
    POOR EOPLE OF S.SUDAN ARE SO APPRECIATIVE TO YOU AND UNMISS FOR SAVING LIVES & RENDERING SERVICES WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS BUSY MURDERING ITS OWM CITIZENS. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE US, KIIR WILL GO VERY SOON. SHAME ON US FOR ALLOWING KIIR FORCED SUCH ACT AGAINST UNMISS.

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