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President Kiir appoints Yau Yau chief administrator

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July 30, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has appointed former rebel leader David Yau Yau as chief administrator of the Greater Pibor Area in Jonglei state.

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South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, addresses the media in Juba on 2 May 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Paul Banks)

In a decree issued Wednesday, Kiir cited the peace accord recently signed with Yau Yau’s South Sudan Democratic Cobra Faction as the basis for the new appointment.

The decree, announced on SSTV, also approved creation of seven counties under the chief administrator. These counties include, Gumurok, Likuangole, Pibor, Bertak, Boma, Pochalla-North and Pochalla-South.

Kiir signed into law the peace agreement, which recognised the formation of the Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) last week. This came after government reached a deal with Yau Yau’s rebel movement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last May.

The South Sudanese leader had vowed to ensure the agreement was fully implemented, including the nominating an administrator and availing funds for the construction of a school, hospitals and a road in the Pibor area.

Yau Yau rebelled in 2010 after losing elections to represent Pibor county in Jonglei state’s legislative assembly, accusing the ruling Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) of rigging votes. In 2011, however, he accepted a presidential amnesty, but rebelled again the following year.

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  • 31 July 2014 14:44, by Monydit

    Riakbaai Machar is also there and here to Get Leer as State or Administrative Area out of Bentiu [ unity State ]
    Riakbaai Machar miss the Road to peace or the Road to Office ,shamme on his Supporter People like Mi-Diit alway creating problem on line,your Riakbaai Machar will not be leader in South Sudan

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  • 31 July 2014 17:24, by thomas

    If I lose in the next election, I’m also going to go to the bush.

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  • 31 July 2014 18:30, by tootke’bai-ngo

    LOU WHITE ARMY DESERVE THE SAME REWARD FROM PRESIDENT KIIR. A YOD AND WAAT ARE AMONG THE WORST S.SUDAN’S POVERTY STRICKEN RURAL AREAS BUT SINCE ONLY THOSE WHO REBELLED GETS ESPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL TREATMENT, WHY NOT LOU NUER PEOPLE?

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  • 31 July 2014 18:33, by tootke’bai-ngo

    THANKS TO KIIR MAYARDIT, I THINK ROAD TO FEDERALISIUM HAS BEGUN. BY NEXT YEAR S.SUDAN WILL BE A FEDERAL STATE.

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  • 31 July 2014 18:53, by Mr Point

    You see how wise Kiir deals with rebels! He brings them into government.

    Riek’s days as a rebel are numbered. He too will be brought into the government as VP.

    Kir must remember that trying to kill politicians for having different opinions will lead to senseless civil war.

    Certainly Kiir is the wisest President of South Sudan there has ever been.

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  • 31 July 2014 21:52, by Kenyang

    South Sudan immediately needs constitution, road, food, health center, school...exactly in that order.

    It doesn’t need dictator, power hungry, thieves, hatred and definitely not more war or divisions be it federation or whatever.

    You ask for federal today and someone will ask for tribal division tomorrow.

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  • 1 August 2014 03:13, by wang

    Where will Mrs. Kiir M7 would finds those funds $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ he was talking about from to build the Pibor county, while the public are seeing a many existing hospitals, schools, roads and many, many other services are closing everyday due to the lack of funds….this stupid President is a big lair….

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  • 1 August 2014 03:27, by wang

    Murle people should also watch out from that fishy game deals with Kiir….Kiir is actually pleasant the Murle community and will further possibly may try a very same game the Kuol Manyang had done when he armed the Murle youth to fight Lou-Nuer and that was end up in a huge disaster to Murle people

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  • 1 August 2014 03:42, by tootke’bai-ngo

    MR.POINT,
    PROACTIVE PRESIDENTS ARE THE WISER THAN THOSE WHO REACTIVE/ AFTER THINGS HAPPENED.
    IF KIIR WAS WISE ENOUGH, THERE COULD HAVE BEEN NO CIVIL WAR IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. PROBABLY, HE HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL OF LESSON THROUGH THIS WAR. AND THERE FOR, THE NEXT ADMINISTRATIVE AREA HIS GOVERNMENT SHOULD A LOCAL SPECIAL FUNDS TO HAVE TO BE KAPOETA EAST WHERE MOTHERS STARVES TO DEATH YEARLY.

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  • 1 August 2014 03:58, by tootke’bai-ngo

    MURLE YOUTH WAS ARMED BY KIIR HIMSELF NOT KUOL MANYANG. THE AIM WAS TO DISTABILISED JONGLEI IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE DIVERTING OF NGO AIDS AND OTHER FUNDS TO OTHER STATES MR. PRESIDENT THOUGHT WERE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GREATER UPPER NILE AND G.EQUATORIA STATES. THAT’S WHY POOR GEORGE ATHOR WAS PUNISHED BUT YAU YAU GETING REWARD FOR ACTROCITIES HE COMMITTED AGAINST HIS OWN STATE. VERY INTERESTED,HUH!

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    • 1 August 2014 15:51, by ngadodo

      How did Salva Kiir, army Murle Youths? i need your good explanations for baseless comments, otherwise shut your Mouth child of donkey Mr: Koul Manyang, in this case you need to be stay quite in Bor Town, we don’t needs Dinka blushed anymore.

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  • 1 August 2014 14:01, by Martin

    I am very disappointed with this President. How can he rewarded the criminals. Rebellions will never stop in South Sudan until you are gone.

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  • 3 August 2014 01:58, by tootke’bai-ngo

    DEAR MR.NGODODO,
    I AM NOT KUOL MANYANG’S CHILD NOR SUPPORTER, KUOL IS ALSO STUPID LIKE HIS MASTER KIIR MAYAR. OTHERWISE, HE WOULD HAVE NOT ACCEPT THE POSITION OF DEFENCE WHEN THE SPLM IS ABOUT TO BURST INTO DISASTER AS WE SEE. KOUL ALSO RUSHED SEVERAL TIMES TO DISARMIED DINKA AND LOU NUER WHILE MURLE YOUTH REMAINED ARMED TO THE TEETH BY JUBA & KHORTOUM. THERE’S RELIABLE EVIDENCES TO THOSE CLAIMS.

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