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E. Equatoria’s SPLM youth league hold peace rally

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By Ijoo Bosco

May 10, 2014 (TORIT) – The youth league of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) in Eastern Equatoria state has held a peace really in Torit under the theme ’Kick war out of South Sudan’, calling on the state’s community to reject the violence that has effected much of the country over the past five months.

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Young people march in a peace rally in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, organised by the state’s youth league of South Sudan’s ruling SPLM party (ST)

Following the previous day’s peace deal between president Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar ,who has been leading a rebellion since December, the SPLM-Youth League hailed the national government for its efforts to end the conflict.

John Koma, the Eastern Equatoria state chairperson of the SPLM-Youth League, said the country is yearning for peace but must learn to live together as one people.

He urged the country’s politicians to act selflessly and govern by the power of the people not by the gun.

The SPLM-Youth League leader said South Sudan has been too often been marked by conflict and debilitating poverty.

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John Koma, the Eastern Equatoria state chairperson of the SPLM-Youth League, speaks at the rally (ST)

The Eastern Equatoria state SPLM-Youth League president, Epone Lolimo, called on the state community to join hands in eradicating illiteracy, cattle raiding, tribalism and corruption.

Lolimo also appealed for a change in mentality amongst South Sudan’s politicians in the country in order for them to join hands and stop the civil war.

The SPLM-Youth League rally included bicycle races, traditional dress and other competitions.

The day concluded with a football match between Malakiah and Young Stars football clubs, which Young Stars won four-five in a penalty shoot out.

(ST)

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  • 12 May 2014 07:24, by Joseph Canada

    You are wasting time calling for peace without understanding or if not accepting that Kiir cooked up the coup so that he can rule the country longer with Dinka taking control. For the cattle raid and ilitaracy, that’s the Toposa and the Lobong’s secret work! Let the students stay in the class not perading them to satisfy your need.

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  • 12 May 2014 07:39, by Jalaby

    I feel sympathy with you but unfortunately you really can’t "Kick war out of South Sudan" because you "Kicked Arab/Jalaba out of South Sudan" and forgot former paramount chief of Dinka Ngok Deng Majok advice when he warned you not to kick Arab/Jalaba out of S. Sudan otherwise you will burn each others alive and that’s exactly what happened and will continue to happen!

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    • 12 May 2014 18:15, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Guys, we need a peace and stability. We cannot let politicians take over the country with their greediness and selfishness politics. We need to get a long and make a room to live together without hatred. I thought we will learn from 22 years of suffering and agonizing. I don’t support any kind of warring and suffering. Politicians don’t dead, but innocent people do and that’s why I don’t support..

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