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South Sudanese rebels occupy strategic areas in Northern Bahr el Ghazal

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May 27, 2015 (JUBA) – The opposition forces led by former vice president, Riek Machar, have occupied a number of strategic areas in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, government officials have confirmed.

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South Sudanese rebel fighters hold up their rifles as they walk in front of a bushfire in rebel-controlled territory in Upper Nile state on 13 February 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

State officials and local residents told Sudan Tribune that the opposition fighters occupied areas previously held by government troops in Nyinbuoli and many other key locations in Aweil West and Aweil North counties.

The move by the opposition forces under the overall command of General Dau Aturjong has sparked fears that fighting may spread to the once relatively peaceful Bahr el Ghazal region.

Aweil North county commissioner, Kon Angok Kon, acknowledged in an exclusive interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the opposition forces had moved into the areas and were occupying strategic locations in northern part of the county near the border with eastern Darfur region in neighbouring Sudan.

Kon is one of the first state officials to admit the presence of the rebels in the area but did not say whether the government troops had attempted to engage them in an active combat operation.

It was not clear how and why the government abandoned such locations only to be occupied by the rebels without a fight, but some cited mass redeployment of troops from Bahr el Ghazal region to the active frontlines in Upper Nile region as the main reason.

A high ranking military source also told Sudan Tribune in a separate interview that the general command at the military headquarters in Juba was aware of the presence and activities of the opposition fighters in the area but had not yet decided how to react to their activities.

“Discussions are underway at the high level of command but as far as I know, there is no decision taken yet on how to handle the activities of the forces of Dau Aturjong. There are discussions at the level of political leadership about it. Some have proposed reaching out to them in form of dialogue,” he said.

The officer, who comes from Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, said his people suffered enough and it would be unwise to continue to fight to perpetuate the suffering and displacement of innocent people.

Another politician said politicians and military officers with the legislators from the area were trying their best to avoid hostilities between the two forces, pointing out innocent civilians would be the victims of armed confrontation in the end.

“You have seen the damage and the level of destruction this war has caused in other states. The people who have paid the price of this war are not the politicians but the ordinary people who have nothing to do with the cause of the war but they have been made to suffer for nothing”, another state official currently visiting Juba from Aweil town, capital of the state, told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

He confirmed that political leadership had been trying to persuade the religious leaders to initiate dialogue on behalf of the government with General Dau Aturjong and his group, adding that it however appeared the latter had refused.

“We do not want our people to die. The loss of lives we have had, the sacrifices our people have made in this war alone is immeasurable,” he said.

He further lamented that the worst part in the war was that it will continue to be fought at home.

“It will be a war within the people, inside the communities, between family members, so it will be a war between brothers fighting another brother,” he said.

General Aturjong was appointed by the rebel leader as deputy chief general staff and commander of the opposition forces in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.

He has not however been actively fighting against president Salva Kiir’s government in his home state, owing to alleged advice to him by his home intellectuals not to wage war in the area.

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  • 27 May 2015 21:35, by Kim Deng

    How long will it take Dinka Kingdom to disarm MNW and its ally (Shilluk)?

    https://wangdunkon.wordpress.com/

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    • 28 May 2015 00:32, by Ahmed Chol

      So you guys are thinking now more carefully when the war is about to be brought to your backyard and among your children. "We don’t want our people to die". So why do you let other people’s people die?

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    • 28 May 2015 05:11, by Rommel

      This seems like hyperbole more than anything. One can always rely on Sudan Tribune to dramatize a given event (s) and present it as the unvarnished truth. The rebels are only present in a small slither of land... in a *disputed* territory that the SPLA withdrew from as mandated by the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone, which came into effect in 2012...

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      • 28 May 2015 05:34, by Rommel

        ...Which in turn is an integral part of the Joint Political Security Mechanism of 2011. The rebels are present in areas close to Nyinbuli village and Nyinor. These areas are in the disputed territory 0f Kiir Adem, otherwise known as ’Mile 14’. The rebels receive supplies, weapons and training from the SAF in an area called Abu Matareq, in East Darfur...

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        • 28 May 2015 05:41, by Rommel

          ..So how exactly is the SPLA expected to be present in areas that it withdrew from as part of a political and security mechanism? The rebels have the ability to disrupt the lives of the people in the disputed territory, but they cannot make any territorial gains. You cannot have a formidable insurgency without the strong support of the populace...

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          • 28 May 2015 05:46, by Mi diit

            Rommel,

            You are right to deny it. Aturjong is not serious to fight. He shares interested with Kiir to only fight war in Upper Nile region and destroy its towns, kill, rape, abduct its people and displace the rest. They think the Nuer are fools to confine war to their own area.

            We blame Riek Machar for not taking the war to Bahr el Ghazal region. My targets are Paloich oilfields, Warrap and Juba.

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            • 28 May 2015 05:49, by Mi diit

              We also blame Riek Machar for not bringing anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to scare Salva Kiir. Look how they were scared by the few heavy guns Gen Olony defected with. It is not difficult for a former vice president and PhD holder to make deals and get those weapons. Now the Nuer confine the war to their own area for destruction. This is a wrong strategy.

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              • 28 May 2015 05:52, by Mi diit

                Also the Nuer are successfully divided. Most Generals who fight the war for Kiir in Upper Nile region are the Nuer. General Puljang in Unity state, General Buay Rolnyang in Upper Nile state, and General Johnson Gony Biliu is the overall sector command in the whole of Upper Nile region. All are Nuer accompanied by thousands of "Money Nuer" soldiers. Kiir is laughing at Riek Machar...

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                • 28 May 2015 05:55, by Mi diit

                  If I were Dr. Riek Machar, I would sent at least 5,000 to 10,000 heavily armed rebel forces into Warrap state with the aim to carry out a similar destruction in Unity and Upper Nile. You will hear Dinka of Warrap crying to their beny Kiir and telling him to step down. This is when Kiir would know there is war going on in South Sudan. Now he thinks Nuer are fools to fight in their own land alone...

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                  • 28 May 2015 06:18, by Mi diit

                    Salva Kiir has already sided with Museveni and why not should Riek Machar side with Bashir and get every type of weapon and see who will win this war?

                    The same oil can become the center of the deal. Bashir wants it from either Kiir or Riek. Why should Kiir use oil to buy weapons to kill the Nuer and Riek Machar should not use the same oil to kill the Dinka or remove Salva Kiir?

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                    • 28 May 2015 06:21, by Mi diit

                      Why should Riek Machar shy away from controlling the oil and using it to kill the Dinka or remove Salva Kiir when in fact Salva Kiir uses it to kill the Nuer?

                      Why should the Nuer think the oil belongs to the people and should not be exploited in war, protected by the blood of the Nuer, when Kiir finishes the Nuer using oil revenues.

                      Nuer life is more precious than oil!!!

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            • 28 May 2015 05:59, by Rommel

              Mi diit:

              Ah, so paranoia has made you think that Aturjong may in fact be a double agent? Aturjong can do nothing to help Riek. The people of Northern Bahr el Ghazal will not join him knowing that he is fighting under a rat like Riek. What happened the last time you tried to go to Bahr el Ghazal in the 90s? You were destroyed, and this was when you had the assistance of the SAF and PDF.

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              • 28 May 2015 06:07, by Mi diit

                Rommel,

                Don’t forget that Riek Machar landed in Wau airport in 1998. But he did not want to fight in Bahr el Ghazal, which was a mistake. It shouldn’t repeat itself. But let me tell you this, if 10,000 heavily armed Nuer are let lose into Warrap state, I can tell you that you would see the biggest losses and displacement ever in that region. There is nothing to defend in Bentiu any more.

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                • 28 May 2015 06:11, by Mi diit

                  For the peace we want to come, there is need to strike Salva Kiir where it can hurt. Paloich, Warrap and Juba are the only places Kiir can get hurt.

                  Capturing Malakal today, Bentiu tomorrow, recaptured by government next tomorrow is useless. It even makes Kiir happy to see Nuer towns getting destroyed over and over again, and their populations dying and displaced over and over again.

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              • 28 May 2015 06:08, by Rommel

                It doesn’t matter that some of the Generals in Upper Nile are Nuer... the vast majority of their soldiers are not. You seem to think that if a battalion or division is under the aegis of a man from a certain tribe, the achievements and heroism of the battalion-division(s) must then be ascribed to the tribe of the commander. Nyacigak Nyaciluk [Murle] led battalions in Khorium division...

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                • 28 May 2015 06:14, by Rommel

                  .. Does that then necessarily mean that the achievements and victories of this largely Dinka division can in all honesty then be attributed to the Murle? You certainly know the answer to that, so I need not elaborate any further. This is like when you tried to claim that the Nuer should be proud of the fact that Riek commanded forces that shot Bashir in the leg...

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                  • 28 May 2015 06:20, by Rommel

                    ..despite the fact that the men ultimately responsible for shooting Bashir in the leg came from Ghol Battalion of Dinka Ruweng, Hippopatomus Battalion of Dinka Panaruu, Jamus Battalion of Dinka Ruweng and Panaruu. Stop lying, Riek never took any towns in Bahr el Ghazal. Wau was controlled by the SAF, and if Riek did land in Wau, he must have been airlifted in by his Arab masters.

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                    • 28 May 2015 06:33, by Rommel

                      Do you really think that some anti-tank weapons and 10, 000 idiots are going to make people surrender to Riek when people didn’t surrender to fighter jets, bombers, rocket artillery, 100, 000 SAF troops, 70, 000 PDF militiamen, 50, 000 of Paulino Matip’s Arab slaves and militiamen from Gabriel Gatwec Tanginy, Gordon Kong and many others?

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                      • 28 May 2015 06:47, by Rommel

                        It’s interesting that you now know the value of human life over resources. Why didn’t you tell Riek this in the 90s when he helped Khartoum to cement control over the oilfields? The Dinka died in the hundreds of thousands because of that oil...

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                        • 28 May 2015 06:50, by Rommel

                          You people had absolutely no qualms with helping Khartoum gain and secure access to our oil. Riek was instrumental in Khartoum’s ability to purchase sophisticated weaponry during the war, and was therefore complicit in Khartoum’s war crimes. Khartoum wouldn’t have been able to prosecute the war the way they did without the helping hand of Riek and Matip.

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                          • 28 May 2015 06:53, by Rommel

                            Khartoum prosecuted a war that was far more destructive and consumed infinitely more lives and yet Riek was their ally. You are a hypocrite. The only reason that you are railing against the use of oil contingent funds by the ’government’ to purchase weaponry is that your masters aren’t using these funds against us like they did in the 90s. Where was this concern during the North-South war!?

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                            • 28 May 2015 06:57, by Rommel

                              Why didn’t you raise the issue of peace when Khartoum was using 80% of the budget to prosecute a terrible war on the South!? Why didn’t you condemn Khartoum for funding, training, arming and unleashing Arab militias to devastate populations on the border, when you very well knew that the necessary resources to arm the Murahaleen came almost entirely from our oil!?

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            • 28 May 2015 08:54, by hamil

              @Mi Diit

              Your targets are Paloich, Warrap and Juba. Tell us how are you are targetting them from Washinton DC? You have woken up from a Sudden death when the rebels temporarily took over Melut if that incident hadn’t happened you would be sobbing in your misery. We are waiting to see your cruise missiles launched from Washiton DC hitting Paloich, Warrap and Juba. I am in Juba to be precise

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              • 28 May 2015 09:13, by Rommel

                hamil:

                That’s a very good question, brother. Mi Diit won’t answer it, because he’s a pure blowhard - someone who makes very loud noises, to compensate for the fact that they have absolutely nothing to say. Neither side in this needless and terrible war is deserving of support.

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          • 28 May 2015 05:48, by Rommel

            ..The rebels have found no such support in Northern Bahr el Ghazal. The highest number of recruits that they have received from the area is 300; these young men joined the rebels under their Chief — Chief Deng Geng... a man that turned to rebellion after he was dismissed from the Northern Bahr el Ghazal government.

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            • 28 May 2015 06:03, by Mi diit

              Rommel,

              You are correct. Those of General Dau Aturjong are simply fooling us. They are not to fight. He wants to lie and use it as a pressure to get a good deal from Kiir. Maybe Kiir will make peace with him and appoint him to some Dinka dominated government’s position.

              Nuer leaders in the bush should change the strategy. Warrap should be made the battle field, so that destruction is shared.

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          • 28 May 2015 10:43, by Ahmed Chol

            Rommel,
            You are nasty mouth piece for the government. Who lives in MILE 14? If the rebels can only disrupt the lives of those are in MILE 14? MILE 14 villagers are citizens of which country? Rommel you are a propagandist

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            • 28 May 2015 10:58, by Rommel

              Ahmed Chol:

              A ’mouthpiece for the government’? Do you mean the very same ’government’ that I regard as illegitimate? The very same ’government’ that I have more than demonstrated my complete dislike of? The Malual Dinka live in the demilitarized Kiir Adem [Mile 14] area. Now, sod off. Go and bother somebody else, you pathetic little man.

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              • 28 May 2015 16:41, by Ahmed Chol

                Rommel,
                Improper use of big words doesn’t make you big. It is a wish.

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                • 28 May 2015 17:02, by Rommel

                  Ahmed Chol:

                  What was so improper about it? It’s not as though I used arcane terms, scientific words or any other specialised jargon. This is everyday English, fool. You’re still butt-hurt after I called you a traitor for supporting Riek, and so you constantly try to pick a fight with me every chance you get. You’re so pathetic.

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              • 28 May 2015 16:49, by Hardlinner

                As sudan tribune become the mouthpiece of rebels. It seemed like they adding prestige to areas that I have never heard before. So rebels be reminded that people in northern bahr el ghazal value their social harmony than backing any fools. They are best dinka group I have ever known. They contributed a lot lin liberation of south sudan. Riek to them is more like parasite ready to be exterminated.

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    • 28 May 2015 09:40, by Chanson

      This shit news from shit sources anyway.I am in the area and there is nothing of that sort.Sudan tribune is suck.

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  • 28 May 2015 01:47, by lino

    These cowboys government should go ahead and resign in front of the people; then hands power to all South Sudan Political parties!!!

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  • 28 May 2015 04:16, by Bentiu Sudan

    Nguen Manytuiel, Bapiny Manytuiel, Buay Rolnyang, and other Bul-ke Wew. Did you understand the message the government which bribed you sent on this article? The government officials from Northern-Bar-El-Gazal do not wants to fight among themselves, do not to destroy their places, do not want to fight around their children, they rather have negotiation with Gen. Aturjang.

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    • 28 May 2015 04:25, by Bentiu Sudan

      Why you Bul-ke wew don’t you learn from the Dinka Bar-El-Gazal speeches. You Bul-yooni Riali, why are you destroying your state while keeping Greater Bar-El-Gazal safe. What benefits are you going to gain more from Bar-El Gazal, then Leeh, Jikany, Leer, Nyuong, and Jagei people of Bentiu? Understand that you Bul-ke wew you brought total shame to Nuer society years after years.

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      • 28 May 2015 04:32, by Bentiu Sudan

        In February, this year, the Governor of Central Equatoria, addressed his supporters in Juba. The Governor of Central Equatoria told the crowns in Juba that "I do not want to be used against my own people like Nguen Manytuiel of Unity State that is being used excessively against his own people to fulfill the Dinka’s interest". You Bul-ke wew, how did you feel about this speech when you hear it?

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    • 28 May 2015 04:36, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Compromise is needed to bring these rebels groups to the table, ask them what they want and give it to them. Government will not afford fighting all of them, the number of men lost before and now will lead to social imbalance;spinisterhood,social decay that may result to severe depopulation in the long run.

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  • 28 May 2015 16:10, by Kim Deng

    What if Uganda army did not involve in "Dinka-Nuer" war? Here is the answer to that question.

    http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/south-sudan-peace-talks-going-nowhere-says-pham

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    • 28 May 2015 16:20, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:

      I don’t have any aversion to the truth, and so I’ll readily concede that because Salva Kiir allowed the Nuer [Khartoum’s erstwhile allies] to dominate the army at a whopping 70%, you most likely would have taken Juba. Any tribe would have succeeded under similar dynamics and circumstances. It was Salva’s stupidity [not your ability] that allowed you to get so close.

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      • 28 May 2015 16:22, by Rommel

        We didn’t have the Ugandans when we destroyed you in the 90s. You were in alliance with the vast majority of the tribes in the South. You were assisted by Equatorian militias — the Equatorial Defence Force and the Popular Resistance Movement/Army. You had the vast majority of the Shilluk on your side. The Didinga, Toposa and Lotuka were also ranged against the Dinka.

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        • 28 May 2015 16:22, by Rommel

          Do you know how many men were members of the PDF? The PDP had around 70, 000 men, and you’re complaining about only three [3] to four [4] thousand Ugandan soldiers? Ha, ha, ha. In addition to that, the SAF had around 100, 000 soldiers, backed up by 50, 000 militiamen from Paulino Matip. I won’t even mention the forces of Gadet, Koang, Tanginya and many more of your traitorous sons.

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          • 28 May 2015 16:24, by Rommel

            The Dinka also had to contend with the Mundari militia and the so called ’Fertit’ - a name applied to more than a dozen different tribes in Western Bahr el Ghazal’s Raga county. These tribes included the Kresh, Yulu, Shat, Balanda, Feroghe, Buja, Kara and Banda. When we lost over a million people, why didn’t the Nuer say: ’Well, this is terribly unfair...

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            • 28 May 2015 16:25, by Rommel

              ..we shouldn’t use other tribes [from the North & South] and the Sudanese military and its assorted militia network [of more than a quarter of a million fighters] to target one tribe’!? Why didn’t any of you ask that question? Don’t pretend that you are warriors and that the withdrawal of the Ugandans would help you. We humbled you before... without the Ugandans! If Salva leaves, you will lose.

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              • 28 May 2015 16:26, by Rommel

                The allies of the Dinka [the Nuba and the people of Blue Nile] had far less troops to offer, little to no heavy weaponry, no steady stream of supplies, no resources and no military industrial base. Your alliance produced a numerically superior force and was furnished with a palette of destructive weaponry. You had a far stronger ally. You should have won... Comfortably, completely!

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                • 28 May 2015 16:27, by Rommel

                  We were bombed with an air force many times larger and more powerful than the Ugandan air force for well over a decade. A plethora of deadly munitions [including the cluster bombs that you complain about] were used against us. Artificial famines were created in our lands while Khartoum fed Nuer militias in Unity State, Jonglei and Upper Nile State, like dogs.

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                  • 28 May 2015 16:28, by Rommel

                    I have read articles in which the Nuer bemoan the suffering that they’re experiencing and how they’ve never had it worst. I agree. Your alliance with Khartoum shielded you from the efects of war. You really didn’t suffer during the war and so this is kind of a shock to you, isn’t it? The Dinka know sacrifice and suffering. You are fighting only two [2] Dinka sections due to Salva’s unpopularity

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  • 28 May 2015 16:51, by Kim Deng

    It is also quite clear that Nuer military domination of the Dinka and other Jurs was grounded in their capacity to field a numerically superior fighting force, and in the organizational features through which mobilization on a large scale was effective. Other aspects of the Nuer advantage were secondary and derivative. Nuer Warriors tactics are relatively simple and straightforward.

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    • 28 May 2015 17:07, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:

      Do you even read the citations that you so gratuitously post up? They agree with me. They affirm that the Nuer use to prevail solely because the Dinka were terribly disunited and fielded numerically smaller forces. You weren’t better warriors and you didn’t employ better strategies and tactics. Unity provided you with numbers and numbers were your sole advantage.

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      • 28 May 2015 17:09, by Rommel

        See unlike the Nuer, the Dinka could not at all be described as constituting a single tribe; they are in fact many tribes. The Dinka -until very recently- quite strangely never saw the impetus to unify as a tribal unit, whereas Nuer sections routinely combined their efforts against a single Dinka section, one at a time.

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        • 28 May 2015 17:11, by Rommel

          Historians are at a consensus that you didn’t prevail over the Dinka [in the 1800s] because of some fanciful notion of military prowess, genius or strategy... You prevailed solely because of your unity as a tribe, against a divided populace that didn’t have a sense of tribal identity that transcended clan identity and clan loyalty.

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          • 28 May 2015 17:11, by Rommel

            The unified Nuer had raiding parties that were usually made up of 1500 men, whereas individual Dinka sections rarely mustered a defencive force above three-hundred men [300], and so it’s not all that surprising [and certainly not all that impressive] that a unified group would prevail over a divided force, that wasn’t sufficiently tribal minded and deployed a smaller force as a consequence.

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            • 28 May 2015 17:12, by Rommel

              The advantage of the Nuer was based on sheer numbers rather than novel military strategies or fighting techniques. The Dinka were able to repel smaller Nuer raiding parties, were familiar with Nuer tactics, and employed the same multicolumn organization of forces on their own infrequent raids. (Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior Elliott Sober)

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              • 28 May 2015 17:13, by Rommel

                Nuer and Dinka oral tradition fail to mention a single battle that was won by a clever new strategy. (Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior, Elliott Sober)

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                • 28 May 2015 17:14, by Rommel

                  ..The good old days of raiding the divided Dinka with impunity are over and are never to return. We [Dinka] lost over a million people, but the war with Khartoum was the single greatest thing that has ever happened to us. Our identity has been forged in a common struggle against your Arab masters. We were like fragments of a broken sword, melded together and reconstituted by fire.

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                  • 28 May 2015 17:24, by Rommel

                    Why don’t you carry out proper accredititation of a book that you insist on quoting ad verbatim? Let everyone know that you’re haphazardly citing a book. I think the reason you feel the need to incessantly quote that book is the realization that the good old days of raiding the divided Dinka with impunity are over... And are NEVER to return.

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  • 28 May 2015 17:45, by Kim Deng

    Jang (Rommel),

    I strongly believe that your coward Jaang/Slaves cannot face Mighty Nuer Warriors (MNW) in the field of death without relying on outside help. The current "Dinka-Nuer" war, is a good example.

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  • 28 May 2015 18:05, by Kim Deng

    It was your first King, Mr. Marxist-Leninist Garang and his ally (Mengistu Hailemariam of Ethiopia) who fired first bullet against separatists in 1983. Again, it was your second King, Mr. Slava who odered his disciples to eliminate Dr. Riek and his subordinates in 2013. Now, are you saying the Nuer as a Nation cannot seek ally including the devil himself?

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    • 28 May 2015 18:13, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:

      The Nuer are not the only people that were separatists during the war, so stop treating them like virtual synonyms. Dinka men Akuot Atem De Mayen, Majier Gai, Arok Thon Arok, William Deng Nhial and many more were separatists. Akuot Atem De Mayen was murdered by Abdallah Chuol after Akuot rejected Abdallah’s proposition that their movement should ally with Khartoum.

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  • 28 May 2015 21:03, by Kim Deng

    Many areas including major towns: Torit, Kapoeta, Mading Bor … were recaptured and/or surrendered to the common enemy as a result of split. The remaining few garrisons and towns under the control of Torit faction were on the verge of panic of evacuation either to Uganda or Kenya refugees camps as well. Garang was blinded by his burning conviction that Torit faction had to defeat and subjugates...

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  • 28 May 2015 21:04, by Kim Deng

    the Nasir faction, a movement that he contemptuously dismissed as “a Gang of two Drs.” Garang himself suffered a near psychological collapse as his faction looked as though it might implode. Garang’s forces should have been crushed/break down and/or chased up to Kenya/Uganda-Sudan borders if Dr. Riek was for military option rather than reconciliation through peaceful dialogues instead.

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  • 28 May 2015 21:06, by Kim Deng

    Garang’s “New Sudan,” vision did not accomplish anything, but setbacks, chaos, death, subjugation by terror and epic conflicts. It was Garang’s ambition in war that compelled Nasir faction to take immediate retaliatory-military countermeasures. The burning questions are: What prompted Garang to be the first to ignite the fire which he could not extinguish?

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  • 28 May 2015 21:08, by Kim Deng

    Did Garang’s SPLA/M have the political will and muscles to confront both the main enemy (NIF/NCP) and the separatists at the same time?

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    • 28 May 2015 21:57, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:

      Was this your achievement? We were fighting on two fronts and we still controlled the vast majority of the South. We controlled some towns like Gogrial, Rumbek, Tonj, Aweil Achwa, Magwi, Yei, Kapoeta, Kurmuk, Kor, Yabu, Zanziber and many others. Khartoum had to airlift supplies into Juba because we controlled all the roads.

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      • 28 May 2015 22:03, by Rommel

        What did you achieve with your movements other than being slaves of Khartoum? What do you mean by "main enemy"? You don’t get the right to call Khartoum your enemy. They were your masters.

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        • 28 May 2015 22:04, by Rommel

          You want to trivialize and denigrate the sacrifices made during the war because you weren’t part of it. You didn’t fight on multiple fronts. You weren’t targeted by Khartoum. You didn’t starve to death in apocalyptic artificial famines. You didn’t lose a million people. You didn’t provide the bulk of the battalions, divisions and martyrs. You worked for Khartoum, as slaves.

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  • 28 May 2015 21:08, by Kenyang

    Few corrections:
    Nyinbuoli and entire Marial baai don’t have or ever had SPLA forces deployed as the place is peaceful and no need. There are few wild life rangers and police. This is to correction what was mentioned that SPLA had pulled. Nyinbuoli is in middle and not the last village. It’s not a disputed.

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Peacekeeping faces challenges: here’s how we can meet them 2018-09-23 11:47:05 By Jean-Pierre Lacroix* United Nations peacekeeping remains one of the most effective tools to respond to today’s challenges of global peace and security. Every day, women and men who serve under (...)

Pragmatic patriarchy of Sudan over South Sudan 2018-09-22 09:28:17 James Okuk, PhD “We honour the human capacity to manage our collective lives with peace and even, at times, dignity” – Barbour & Wright The political process of Sudan and South Sudan has (...)

Salient features of South Sudan latest peace deal 2018-09-21 05:36:06 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Last week, the government of South Sudan under President Salva Kiir, various armed and unarmed opposition groups and other parties, including the SPLM/A-IO led by Dr (...)


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Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)


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