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Machar appoints rebel representatives to UN, US

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August 1, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Former vice-president and leader of the opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Riek Machar has appointed representatives of the rebel faction to the United Nations in New York and the US in Washington DC.

Machar appointed his former office’s assistant director for press and communications, Minyong Kuon, to represent the SPLM-IO in at the UN general Assembly in New York.

He also appointed Reath Muoch, a former MP in Juba to represent the movement in Washington DC.

Machar’s spokesperson James Gatdet Dak said the two officials are committed young cadres in the movement.

“Comrade Miyong Kuon and Comrade Reath Muoch are committed young cadres in the SPLM,” Dak said in a press statement he issued on Friday.

The movement, he said, has been without representatives to UN and US for the last seven months of the crisis in South Sudan.

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  • 1 August 2014 12:14, by Sir King

    Why appointing only NUER tribe men if you want to diversify your leadership style or organization?

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    • 1 August 2014 13:32, by michael coma

      Sir King

      Who will be paying them? Leave alone they are only Nuers he have appointed.Soon another rebels will arise in South Sudan according to the reward that has been granted to criminal called Davil Yau Yau Kuoirot whose his hands full of blood stains.

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      • 1 August 2014 14:37, by thomas

        Yeah that’s what I’m wondering: who are these people and where’s this money coming from?

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    • 2 August 2014 09:47, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Bravo Machar, we are all behind you, Kiir’s regime is at stage of collapse.

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      • 2 August 2014 10:03, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

        Dr. Riek is not like your unqualified, uncivilized, uneducated tyranny dictator president who always appointed people, who are like him, If you see Dr. Riek’s appointees are more of younger ages than older ages, appointed more people from other tribes 65%-85% and Nuers with only 15%-25% , reverse to Kiir’s cabinet that constitute 85% Dinka tribe.

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        • 2 August 2014 10:12, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

          In other way Nuers constituted 75% of those in the bush, however Dr. Riek want all South Sudanese to join hands against tyranny dictatorship government, please hurry to join the moment under charismatic leader Dr.Riek Machar so that you will be given lion shares, The moment is waiting for you for million of appointments.

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          • 2 August 2014 10:28, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

            Over 35% from other tribes joined the moment under leadership of Dr. Riek in the bush while 90% of South Sudan people are supporting the moment under Dr. Riek Machar inside South Sudan and the moment could not appointed them because it post risk to their lives but the moment knows them in Juba and else where in South Sudan.

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            • 2 August 2014 10:36, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

              The people who took the right choice are already on platform, Alfred Ladu Gore, Dhiew Mathok, Pro Oyet Pierino, Mabior Garang, Mrs Acuei, Mama Nyadeng Demabior, Dau Aturjong, Matata Frank, Akol Ayii, Nazario, Amule, Wani Tombe and many others are among the appointees, do Salva Kiir government comprised many people from other tribe like that? Simple answer is no.

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              • 2 August 2014 10:42, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

                Appointment can not be just given unless you join the moment, just come out and get it before it is too late.
                Otherwise Dr. Riek is the only fair and best leader on earth.

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  • 1 August 2014 13:37, by Gunkills

    We don’t care as long as Riek Machar isn’t active in our soil. Although you appointed your tribe to represent you in the all organisations over the World you, Riek Machar will still have no room in our country, South Sudan. You will remain in exile and die their with your rats.

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    • 1 August 2014 14:00, by Sir King

      Gunkills,
      You take an oath as if South Sudan is for your mother. How can you swear and suggest of your own country man to go for exile for life. This is bad heart and you have to play the politics well instead of bring in cows headed hearts.

      Just go to cattle camps and a cattle rustler there instead of being a politician.

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      • 1 August 2014 14:49, by Chol A.

        Let him appoint even his own brothers to UN but they will come back ashame, because who are they in UN? Riek think UN it like South Sudan where he committed so many atrocities and lucky to get top job. I wish his team good luck though AU does not recognise them but aiming for UN post. Hahaaaa, what a joke ideas to this ignorant idiot.

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        • 1 August 2014 14:54, by Gangura

          Chol A ur vry stupid what kind of sick statement are you wrting here? Dr. Machar is appointing those who tach a pen not like Kirr who is apointing his cow boys like Ateny Wek Ateny and Michael Makue and Alue Alue to the ministiry post. all thos Machar as apointed are good we equatorian like it.

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          • 1 August 2014 16:11, by Chol A.

            Those you mention are better than you and your weak and naive English spelling can show it mr Gangura or gang! check your words in your comments if am wrong ya idiot. Does the UN recognise rebels? Where in this world was it happen? Even SPLM/A was not considered till 2011 after independent. But stupid like Riek’s tribes can always rush like fly without analysing issues. Good luck but shame on you.

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        • 1 August 2014 15:01, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          Chol, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones to the glass houses of others.

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  • 1 August 2014 15:25, by Ayuen deng

    This is very funny that Rebel leader appointed his representative to UN headquarter in New York. Even Dr. John Garang did not do that during his struggle to freed the whole South Sudan from Arab else UN body is corrupt now a days.

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  • 1 August 2014 17:49, by Dengic

    An ideal mind is a devil workshop.This murderer has proved to be gambler.Let’s wait and see which member state will contribute money to pay Nuer representatives in Washington and UN general assembly...Fighting will soon ensue between Machar and his top dogs like Peter Gadet and others because of few seats in the interim gov’t.

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  • 1 August 2014 21:16, by denis

    Why appoint soldiers. They are made to fight! Stupid move.

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  • 2 August 2014 07:34, by Uncle J

    Riek Machar is PHD holder but still possess a sick mind of Nuer people...people so proactive that they don’t think before taking action. Riek’s Rebel faction is not yet a government, so what is the point of appointing positions that look more like a government? unless UN and US are both fools to let South Sudan have two representatives to UN and two ambassadors to US.

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  • 2 August 2014 08:37, by Mel mosa

    I always say that the attempted fail coup was organized by Obama and UN. Hilde Johnson was the head of organization of that fail coup. Riek mislead them to promise empty and still misleading them to accept his representative. They will be sorry. South Sudanese will not accept Riek any more.

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    • 2 August 2014 11:00, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      I can not argue with you but history proved those who are still supporting Salva Kiir to either money obsess or deluded.

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  • 2 August 2014 14:50, by Martin

    You people are cracking your minds. No rebel ever been a representative to the UN or US. writer to this article is foolish.

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