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Claims rebels blocking humanitarian aid in Jonglei

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June 26, 14 (BOR) – The commissioner of Jonglei state’s Uror county, Mabior Bol, has lashed out at rebel fighters for blocking humanitarian aid to conflict-affected areas.

He said the blockade is affecting over 100,000 people suffering acute food shortages in Lou Nuer areas.

Bol accused the armed opposition of deliberately blocking aid to people in rebel-controlled areas.

“The government wants civilians to get food, education, health, all that [is] needed, but in the places where rebels are [the] government will not reach because the rebels don’t want,” he said in comments to the media in Jonglei’s capital, Bor, on Thursday.

The state’s acting director of South Sudan’s Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC), Jok Alier, said the commissioner had arranged to supply humanitarian aid to northern rebel-held areas, but ongoing insecurity in the region had made it increasingly difficult to do so.

“Relief activities are supposed to go ahead in those places control[led] by rebels, and we are coordinating this with humanitarian partners in Bor to facilitate this,” said Alier.

Thousand of people in Nyirol, Uror, Ayod and Akobo counties were said to have
either sought refuge in Ethiopia’s northern region of Gambela or were camped in hard to reach places behind rebel positions, making delivery of relief supplies almost impossible.

(ST)

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  • 26 June 09:36, by Mi diit

    Uror county commissioner called Mabior? When did this Lou nuer county become Dinka area? Or is this another intentional error to satisfy false claim of Dinka majority everywhere.

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    • 26 June 09:56, by truth to be told in SS

      Machar is also Dinka name. Dinkas are everywhere. in nuers pockets, the head of John Garang is there. Nuer spiritual leader has Dinka name (Dak Kueth) Kueth is also dinka name. This is a message to all Nuer, you can not live without Dinka, we are everywhere. even in your ass, we are there. please stop this nonesense war. you can not rule south sudan without green light from mighty Dinka.

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  • 26 June 10:45, by George Bol

    Midit,
    Told you last year that stepping on President kiir Mayardit tail is dangerous.You underestimated that but now you believed what i told you. I told you that you guys will run to Ethiopia and Sudan,but you say no. Riek’s has spoiled Nuer human capital.Spoil kids is always discipline by his big brother. Jieng is going to teach you always until your normal sense of reasoning.

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    • 26 June 12:00, by Malakal county Simon

      George Bol

      Its true the said Nuer tribe is another Israel in Africa.... An example, currently half of Nuer tribe is fighting the coward Dinka tribe plus UPDF, Jem and the SPLA-N combines and still not defeated, that’s just a HARD-FACT which cannot be deny hahah!!

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      • 26 June 18:02, by Rommel

        Malakal county Simon:

        You’re Israel!? The very same Israel that forged an alliance with Arabs for decades!? An Israel that so desperately relied on Arab weapons, ammunition, supplies, logistical support and food relief!? An Israel that was beholden to Arabs and accompanied them into battlefields for decades and obediently did their bidding !? You don’t sound like Israel at all.

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        • 26 June 18:08, by Rommel

          When Khartoum’s artillery guns and aircraft bombarded the Dinka for thirteen [13] years following your defection, operating in tandem with your militias on the ground... Was that not cowardice!? Well, wasn’t it!? Or do you suppose that you are entitled to an exemption from the demands of a moral code that you don’t actually prescribe to!?

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          • 26 June 18:09, by Rommel

            Do you recall how you were so desperately reliant upon their weapons, ammunition, supplies, logistical support and food relief? Do you recall the military engagements that you executed in tandem with Khartoum against us!? The Ugandans have thus far only provided and deployed three [3] to four [4] battalions in South Sudan, interspersed in Juba, Bor and Western and Eastern Equatoria...

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            • 26 June 18:11, by Rommel

              .. That’s a drop in the ocean in comparison with what Khartoum did for you. The Dinka had to contend with an enemy [your erstwhile ally], that was well furnished with a palette of destructive weaponry and over 100, 000 men, accompanied by bombers, jets, and helicopter gunships...

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              • 26 June 18:15, by Rommel

                .. And tens of thousands of aligned militiamen — the PDF and the Murahaleen, and tens of thousands of Khartoum compliant Nuer militiamen. I don’t want foreign intervention of any kind, but if you’re going to condemn people and bespatter them with smug charges of cowardice... know that we too can dredge up your documented history of forming alliances with Khartoum.

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                • 26 June 18:19, by Rommel

                  I can’t believe that you people wish to complain about only three [3] to four [4] thousand Ugandan soldiers when Khartoum deployed its entire army against us during the civil war. You are in no position to talk, because for well over a decade we suffered tremendously as a consequence of your alliance with Khartoum. We lost hundreds of thousands of people...

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                  • 26 June 18:26, by Rommel

                    .. Your alliance allowed Khartoum to arm itself with sophisticated and devastating weapons — amounting to billions of dollars. The Arabs brought entire divisions to bear against the Dinka. The Arabs fought beside you. The Arabs fed you. The Arabs gave you weapons, ammunition and logistical support. The Arabs are your allies [masters more like it] and the Africans are our allies. Don’t complain.

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  • 26 June 16:03, by Kim Deng

    Persons of the Dinka decent form probably at least half the population of most [Nuer] sub-tribes. These Dinka are either children of captives or immigrants who have been brought up as Nuer, or are themselves captives and immigrants who are residing permanently among Nuer. They are “Jaang-Nath,” “Dinka-Nuer,” and, it is said, “caa Naath,” “they have become Nuer.”

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  • 26 June 16:04, by Kim Deng

    The vast area appropriated by the Nuer during the nineteenth century was formerly occupied by a Dinka, Anyuak and Burun population. The fate of this population is one of the most interesting questions pertaining to Nuer expansion. How many Dinka, Anyuak, Burun… were killed by the Nuer? How many died of starvation? How many migrated to other areas? And how many were assimilated into Nuer community?

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    • 26 June 18:46, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:

      You are tragically pathetic. You’re like a descendant of the Medes [a Kurd] boasting to the descendants of the Persians about how they [the Medes] use to exercise hegemony over the Persians prior to the advent of Cyrus the great. Dynamics are as fluid as water. Evoking the events of the 18th Century will not help you.

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      • 26 June 18:53, by Rommel

        There’s not a population on the face of the earth that hasn’t experienced subjugation and dark moments at some point in their history. The past cannot be mended, rewritten or reprised... it can only be used as a reference to learn from past mistakes. What ultimately matters is what you can do for yourself in the here and now. Wake up, child! Stop reminiscing.

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        • 26 June 21:41, by Malakal county Simon

          Rommel or bribery

          Your key words were, I can’t believe that you people wish to complain about only three [3] to four [4] thousand Ugandan soldiers when Khartoum deployed its entire army against us during the civil war. Are you for real? If yes, than which place did the Sudan employed their entire army without capturing the whole South?????

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          • 26 June 22:20, by Rommel

            Malakal county Simon:

            Your Arab masters didn’t capture the whole South. They were merely in control of most of the large towns and ’cities’. We controlled most of the countryside. We were fighting on two fronts. The North on one side and you on the other.

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