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Greater Fangak students back calls for federalism

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July 24, 2014 (KAMPALA) – A group of students from the Greater Fangak counties of South Sudan’s Jonglei state have backed calls for a federal system of government in the young nation.

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The map of Jonglei in red

The students, currently studying in Uganda, also supported recent proposals by South Sudan’s rebel leader, Riek Machar, for the creation of 11 more states in South Sudan.

James Nyoat Bilieu, the chairperson for the students’ body, argued that the proposed states would create equal representation in the country.

“It will open the tail to novel enlargement, expansion, and bringing into integrity, harmony, self determination and affluence in the mother land,” he told Sudan Tribune.

Ter Manyang, who hails from Pigi county, urged South Sudanese students in Egypt, Kenya and Ethiopia to massively rise up in support of the opposition’s proposal.

“We the Greater Fangak students in Uganda backed the move made by the SPLM in opposition. It is what the entire citizens have been waiting for,” said Manyang.

The Greater Fangak students’ union also distanced itself from last month’s proclamation by Bor youths in Jonglei who out rightly opposed demands for federalism. Fangak was among the two states recently proposed by the opposition movement.

However, leaders from the Greater Equatoria region have openly showed support for federalism, saying it was a popular demand among their citizens.

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir told the country’s lawmakers in May that federalism should be decided by citizens and not imposed on to them. He accused the SPLM in Opposition of reigniting the federalism debate to divide the country.

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  • 27 July 2014 06:49, by kamal

    Keep singing federalism while you are out side the country who will listen to you dogs

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  • 27 July 2014 08:16, by Madina Tonj

    Keep dreaming all pro-killer Riek Machar Teny, but thinks about whose that man? He is self-interest guy who always saying things, creating disasters, jumped up from this agenda to another agendas and he is only desperation of needing leadership that wouldn’t achieved it and belief me or not he will never lead South Sudan for sure mark my word

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  • 27 July 2014 08:17, by Madina Tonj

    Keep dreaming all pro-killer Riek Machar Teny, but thinks about whose that man? He is self-interest guy who always saying things, creating disasters, jumped up from this agenda to another agendas and he is only desperation of needing leadership that wouldn’t achieved it and belief me or not he will never lead South Sudan for sure mark my word

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  • 27 July 2014 08:17, by Madina Tonj

    Keep dreaming all pro-killer Riek Machar Teny, but thinks about whose that man? He is self-interest guy who always saying things, creating disasters, jumped up from this agenda to another agendas and he is only desperation of needing leadership that wouldn’t achieved it and belief me or not he will never lead South Sudan for sure mark my word

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  • 28 July 2014 17:38, by Realist

    Why waste time on this issue. President Kiir said it very clear, that federalism will be decided on referendum. why not just settle this devastating war, set date for referendum and vote. This a very straight forward issue. Why make a big agenda out of it? Riek did not rebel because of the issue of federalism.

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