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S. Sudanese rebel youths oppose forces from IGAD states

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

March 23, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) - The youth wing of the SPLM/SPLA-in-Opposition are demanding that the proposed stabilisation force to monitor the South Sudanese conflict consist of those outside the East African regional bloc, IGAD.

The youth, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, claimed the creation of parallel forces in addition to the existing United Nations troops would turn the new nation into a “war zone”.

"We condemn this in the strongest terms possible and we want to say that as youth of this beloved nation we are not ready and we will never and ever be ready seeing another Iraq, Afghanistan or Somalia being created at our watch", partly reads the statement.

In their 13 March final communiqué in the 25th extraordinary summit in Addis Ababa, IGAD heads of state resolved to deploy to South Sudan an unknown number of what they called Protection and Deterrent Force (PDF). These forces would be selected from four countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi starting next month to protect oilfields and other "vital infrastructures" in the country.

"The IGAD planned so-called ’stabilisation force’ or ’deterrence force’ carries no meaning other than plan to colonise the South Sudanese people and exploit resources of the nation under the pretext of protection of civilian and vital infrastructure", the youth statement stressed.

The SPLM/SPLA youth league further claimed the involvement of troops from the IGAD member countries would not only regionalise the conflict, but also create a parallel force, which would undermine UN roles contravening its Security Council resolution to deploy the additional 5,500 forces in South Sudan.

"If they [IGAD] at all decided to undermine the UNMISS roles, then we propose to both IGAD and its Partners to only deploy troops from Western part of Africa and Southern part of Africa", said Puot Kang Chol, a member of the SPLM/SPLA youth wing.

“If IGAD pays a deaf ear to the voice and interest of the South Sudanese people and insists to deploy forces from East Africa, then the deterrence force shall only be comprised of from Ethiopia and Sudan,” he added.

The SPLM-in-Opposition have constantly questioned the neutrality of some of the IGAD member countries on the South Sudanese conflict, especially after Uganda deployed a contingent of its army (UPDF) to fight alongside forces loyal to President Salva Kiir.

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  • 24 March 05:11, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    They have a point, the problem is that, they are Nuer boys alone. Dor and Dinka youths under chief Akol Paul do not give a damn about Nuer complaints. quit rebellion and these foreign forces will be ask to leave the country. you Nuer And Murle are the reasons people are dying.

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    • 24 March 07:27, by mathem jech amer

      South Sudan was a war zone since December 15, so which war zone are they talking about to be created again.Nobody supports destructive group except greedy and thieves.

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    • 24 March 10:11, by mathem jech amer

      This time is not a time for complain, it is a time for action, youth from each side are too problematic and they are the ones killing civilians, if you don’t want IGAD soldiers to come, better you continue fighting soldiers but avoid raping & killing civilians & looting, burning etc

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    • 24 March 12:14, by Johndumo14

      MSF:HAVY FIGHING IS GOINGON on BETWEEN REBELS AND S.SUDAN GOV.TROOPS IN NASIR AND AKOBO.More refugees are pouring in to Leitchor refugee camp in Gambella, western Ethiopia,most are children,old men and women from Nuer tribe.Nasir is the strong hold of Riek Machar rebels and is gateway to ethiopia.If the gov.troops defeat rebels in Nasir and Akobo it will be a major blow to Riek Machar rebellion

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    • 25 March 19:28, by Johndumo14

      THE SPLA SPECIAL FORCES ARE GOING AFTER DR RIEK MACHAR!!
      Thousnads of people have died and Towns villages and properties distroyed bebause of the actions of this only one man Dr Riek Machar. The SPLA will get him no matter how long it will take.Even if he run into Ethiopia,Kenya or any others countries in Africa.Dr Riek Machar and his wife are in Kenya now their days are numbered.

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  • 24 March 05:17, by Jubawe

    Very good Youth doesn’t Rebel Youth or Government youth, we don’t need our country to be like Iraq or Afganestan, this is not a war zone that Government leading us into, their request IGAD force to keep their position but not protecting Civitez, we don’t accept that, they should step down and let new fresh Goverment, not Kirr and Riak. Enough is enough

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  • 24 March 05:43, by Chol A.

    This Nuer rebels youth have no shame, You just talk of UNMISS role which have mean business with you while ignoring government and believe in tribalist rebels. We are sorry of your lousy message. You are already dead rebels you will soon be either like Al shabab in Somalia or LRA in Uganda. Just bark here with gone case.

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    • 24 March 06:26, by michael coma

      That is bullshit condmning.Nuer youth in Kenya wanted to protest against Riek to abardon rebellion and leave Nuers alone as suffering is going to unbelievable precurious situation amongst Nuer civilians.

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  • 24 March 10:50, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    Awino summarized everything it is because of rebellion that why foreign troops are deployed in our country, if you like peace then leave Riek alone with his white army( DEC BOOR) and self-proclaimed prophet Dak Kueth and come back home than stay in jungle like wolves

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