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October 2, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has unilaterally decreed expansion of the current 10 states to 28 federal states in the country in an unexpected move announced on South Sudan Television (SSTV) Friday evening, prompting reaction from the armed opposition leader, Riek Machar, that the unilateral move was a serious violation of the peace agreement.

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (seated) signs a peace agreement in Juba, August 26, 2015. (Photo Reuters/Jok Solomu)

President Kiir, in order read on SSTV at 8:20pm, criticized his current governance system which he said has been holding the people’s power in the center in Juba, saying there was need to adopt a federal system of governance in the country, surprisingly in line with the demand of Machar’s rebel movement which the government had been rejecting at the peace talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for nearly two years.

“Over the last ten years, the power which was given to you by the CPA [Comprehensive Peace Agreement] has remained in the center,” said Kiir, referring to the peace deal signed on 9 January 2005 with Sudan by then SPLM rebels to end 21-year long civil between north and south of the former Sudan.

The CPA granted South Sudanese a referendum on self-determination which resulted to overwhelming vote for secession from Sudan in 2011. He said his rationale for delaying creation of more states in devolution of powers to the people was because he was allegedly busy preparing for referendum from 2005 to 2011.

“My administration in the center was busy with issues to do with your self-determination such that you become free and sovereign state. Now, indeed you are free, therefore, there is no reason for me to retain your constitutional right for self-governance, self-reliance, self-development and determine your through free, fair and democratic elections in three years to come,” he claimed.

He went on to say that the creation of 28 states, which shall come into effect within 30 days, will provide an opportunity to “develop your locality, your home villages through mobilization of local and states resources.”

“We should therefore abandon culture of war and embrace culture of peace, co-existence and hard work such [that] you and I together develop our country because our country is a country of opportunities,” he said.

The order number 36/2015 AD for creation of new states of South Sudan said the president will now have the chance to nominate more state governors and additional members of the state assembly in his newly created states.

The sitting state members of parliament (MPs) will be maintained at 21 members in each state and there will be no more than 21 lawmakers.

The president acknowledged that his administration has been facing economic declines, surging unemployment as a consequence of the war which erupted on 15 December 2013.

It is not clear where more resources will be mobilized to fund the development of the states as the creation of 18 more states has become as a surprise to the nation and the international community.

In the breakdown of the states, Kiir created 8 states for greater Equatoria which included Imatong, Namurnyang, Maridi, Budi, Amadi, Jubek, Terekeka and Yei river.

For greater Bahr el Ghazal he decreed into being 10 states namely, Wau, Aweil, Ngor, Aweil East, Twic, Gogrial, Tonj, Eastern Lakes, Western Lakes and Gok.

In greater Upper Nile he also decreed 10 states to include Leer, Northern Guit, Ruweng, Eastern Nile, Jonglei, Western Nile, Eastern Bie, Lajor, Buma and Western Bie.

Kiir also acknowledged that the new states will create difficulties or conflicts in determining their respective boundaries, but added there shall be state border disputes committee to address issues that may arise.

SPLM-IO RESPONDS

The leader of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar, in response to the abrupt unilateral change, said the move by president Kiir was a violation of the peace agreement he signed with him on 17 and 26 August, respectively.

Machar questioned the rationale behind the initial rejection by president Kiir of his demand to adopt federal system of governance which initially sought to create 21 states based on colonial districts which had clear boundaries so that the expansion of the states should have been incorporated into the peace agreement and in the constitution of the country.

He said although creation of more states based on federal system of governance has been a popular demand of the people of South Sudan since 1947, the unilateral way has been decreed by president Kiir after the peace agreement is a violation of the peace deal.

“The creation of more states in the Republic of South Sudan is the cornerstone of the vision of the SPLM/SPLA in the process to realizing a “Democratic Federal State” in South Sudan. The SPLM/SPLA, before the Peace Agreement, established 21federal states based on the former “British Colonial Districts.” The twenty one (21) colonial districts have clear delineated borders that were demarcated before 1st January 1956,” Machar said in a statement released on Friday in response to the order.

“The Presidential Decree issued unilaterally today, Oct 2nd 2015, by President Salva Kiir Mayardit creating 28 states in the Republic of South Sudan is a clear violation of the Peace Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan signed on 17th and 26th August 2015 by myself and President Kiir respectively. The peace agreement is based on 10 States,” he said.

President Kiir and his government had been rejecting the rebels proposed adoption of federal system of governance and creation of 21 states in the peace talks, dragging the talks for nearly two years. Government’s argument has been that South Sudan is not yet ready for federalism or more states, but the abrupt change of mind has come as a surprise.

Due to the disagreement between the government and the rebels at the negotiations table, the peace agreement was therefore based on the current 10 states until a permanent constitution making provides for creation of more states. The current transitional constitution also says South Sudan is composed of 10 states.

The agreement also gives the rebels 40% of power sharing in the two oil-producing Unity and Upper Nile states as well as Jonglei state, which president Kiir has now split into 10 states. It is not clear whether the governors of the new states coming out from Unity and Upper Nile will be nominated by Machar’s group.

The agreement also restricts national cabinet to 30 ministries with some having deputies and that no new ministerial positions should be created in the 30-month of the transitional government of national unity which will be formed in December.

Machar said the sudden unilateral move by president Kiir was a clear message to the world that he is not committed to the peace agreement and can violate it at any time of his choosing.

“In the light of the action of President Kiir, we call upon the IGAD Plus and the international community to take a position,” he concluded.

Analysts say the abrupt change of mind by president Kiir was to try to score a number of things: to claim credit for creation of more federal states, thus federalism, dismantle the oil-producing states given to the opposition by the peace agreement and set Machar against the people in case he opposes the creation of the new states.

Creating more states without historical known boundaries, they say, will likely create further crisis in the determination of new boundaries from the scratch as majority of them will not be based on of the colonial 1956 boundaries.

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  • 3 October 2015 07:40, by Mi diit

    Ahaha...Kiir and his bunch of idiots in Juba are mentally bankrupt...

    Why did you kill people in rejecting federalism and creation of more states in the first place?

    You are bunch of lunatics!!!

    Is it thievery of all kinds that is your blood, stealing other people’s efforts after rejecting them?

    History repeats itself when you rejected self-determination first and agreed later on after split..

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    • 3 October 2015 07:46, by Mi diit

      Reading his sentences of excuses and child-like justifications you will clearly see that this president is mentally sick and retarded. If parliament were to be a true people’s representative they would have impeached this beyond "schoolboy" child president.

      Oh, God, South Sudan has gone to the dogs for sure.

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      • 3 October 2015 08:01, by Mi diit

        The paranoid mentally sick Kiir believes that other ordinary South Sudanese, and even intellectuals, are equally mentally incapable of reasoning like him and can fool them with his poor excuses and justifications.

        This man is embarrassing the people of South Sudan in the eyes of regional and international community by his childish, primitive actions and arguments.

        Oh, my God...

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        • 3 October 2015 08:06, by Mi diit

          Kiir’s stupid action of the unilateral decrees has put the implementation of the peace agreement to a very serious negative implications as it will alter many provisions and take the nation back to square one or renegotiation.

          What prevented this "schoolboy" president from proposing 28 states during the peace talks so that it was discussed?

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          • 3 October 2015 08:31, by Mr Point

            Clearly Kiir has put this forward to spoil the peace deal about which he had "Reservations".

            Changing the state structure without discussing or involvement of his partners in peace will not bring peace.

            Kiir’s intention is too cause conflict. But more conflict will make him more internationally isolated and he will have less resources to bribe supporters.

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            • 3 October 2015 08:34, by Mr Point

              Since independence Kiir failed to define the borders of the State.

              Is he now capable of defining the borders of the new states?

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      • 3 October 2015 08:16, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

        Rebels always don’t accept govt decisions &always have not constitutional right to reverse govt decision. They can only militarily overthrow govt & establish theirs. Riak has made RSS a country of Igad & USA to make decision wrong or good for him.

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    • 3 October 2015 08:11, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      For me to say, of course, #Riek Machar is absolutely not interested for peace. And is suppose to named him as layer man on peace signed agreement. Why he wronging on other 18 newly created states? Is because Leer has became a state without resources or what?

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    • 3 October 2015 09:19, by Gabriel Ajak

      Haha Midiit u r overcrowded the page otherwise u might have mentally therapy. Back to the point, congratulation to H.E general Kiir for endorsed our bro Dr Riek demand and above all, why shouting while the need had met? It was not by Kiir willing but By Dhorgoul. What do u want people to do? When we say no u say yes, when we say yes u say no that’s mean u r joking with live, plz we need peace bro.

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      • 3 October 2015 10:28, by Hardlinner

        Gabriel, Mi diit is crying because Paloch oil field is now going to be under Ruweng State n is literately dinka state. leaving riek with only tharjath oil field. i don’t support 28 states, but 18 would hv been ideal. south sudan does not have enough resource to support more states. but Ruweng must be curve out of unity and upper nile states.

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    • 3 October 2015 10:28, by Gabriel Ajak

      Dr Machar was question about who’s 28 states r belong to while we were signed peace for 10 states? No doubt brothers out of 28 States Riek De Machar will still have 2 states Leer & Koch any clams?

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      • 3 October 2015 10:52, by Mi diit

        The strange thing is that the world has not yet understood that they are dealing with a mad man (Kiir). Until the day they realize that this man is mentally sick, Kiir will continue to do damage to this nation.

        A mad man who can wear hat is thought to be normal until one day that he will strip himself of his clothes and run naked in the streets.

        Kiir should be told to revoke his useless decree.

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    • 3 October 2015 11:01, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Mid it.
      Alcoholic degree is not working dear, the problem shame will come to all Dinka for calling nonsense degree which will not be implemented.
      Wait the international response on Monday all Jieng Will cries.

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      • 3 October 2015 11:43, by Hardlinner

        what international nations are you nuer fools talking about?. this is exactly what you guys want. Kiir from first place wasn’t interested at creation of more states. riek and IGAD have forced him to do so. song of federation by riek and tasking states of Unity and upper nile under responsibility Riek rebels is the root cause if kiir decision. you either take it or chop it in ur asses.

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    • 3 October 2015 12:20, by Khent

      I don’t think Equatoria needs to be broken up at all, but I certainly do think that the Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile regions are prime candidates. Minority tribes in Bahr el Ghazal [like the Jurbel of Lakes State] would no longer come under the sway of the Dinka. Being the only non-Dinka group in Lakes State, the Jurbel of Wulu County deserve a State of their own...

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      • 3 October 2015 12:21, by Khent

        ..away from the ignorance, violence and chaos of Lakes State. It is only through this context that they could possibly enjoy political and cultural autonomy. Western Bahr el Ghazal is already a largely non-Dinka area with no tribe being the clear dominant group and so I think it should remain as it is.

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        • 3 October 2015 12:22, by Khent

          I want each and every state in which the Dinka and Nuer are together to be dismantled and partitioned, to remove any political tensions on the state level — especially when it comes to gubernatorial elections. Jonglei State is far too large and tribally variegated to be a viable State. It should be dismantled and separated into more homogenous States.

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          • 3 October 2015 12:25, by Khent

            We need around 17-18 States, not 28. The Murle have already demonstrated that they want their own State. The Jie and the Kachipo of Jonglei want their territories to be transferred to Eastern Equatoria. Jonglei is larger than South Korea and really is in need of dismantling...

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            • 3 October 2015 12:26, by Khent

              The Anyuak should get back all their lands that the Nuer stole from them per the 1956 borders and have a State of their own to ensure that no one ever encroaches upon their territory and taunts them to fight for it. As I understand it, Akobo West is where the Nuer live... the rest of Akobo that belongs to the Anyuak per the 1956 border, should be returned to them.

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              • 3 October 2015 12:27, by Khent

                The Thiang, Lak Nuer, Gawaar and Lou Nuer should form their own State. The Dinka counties of Jonglei [Duk, Twic east and Mading Bor] should form one State. The Padang Dinka of Jonglei should combine their lands with the Dinka of Upper Nile State and form one Dinka state. The Eastern Jikany can have their own State or join with the Nuer of Jonglei.

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                • 3 October 2015 12:29, by Khent

                  The Padang and Abiliang Dinka must also give back all the Chollo lands, per the 1956 border. This means that they must give up any claims to Malakal and the Doleib Hills in Panyikang County. The Chollo kingdom should have its own State. The Maban, Burun and Uduk should have one State to themselves in Maban County, with a different name of course...

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                  • 3 October 2015 12:32, by Khent

                    ..and the Nuer must then return the lands that they stole from these people in the 1980s and fully adhere to the 1956 borders.

                    The Dinka counties of Unity State [Pariang and Abiemnom] should be removed from Bentiu’s authority and allowed to form their own State and re-join Bahr el Ghazal, where they belong.

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                    • 3 October 2015 12:33, by Khent

                      In Unity State, the Panaruu and Ruweng Dinka were originally governed as part of Bahr el Ghazal until 1905 - when they were transferred to Kordofan. When the Panaruu and Ruweng were finally transferred back to South Sudan in 1928, the British decided to transfer them to the Upper Nile province. This mistake must be corrected. They must be transferred back to Bahr el Ghazal.

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                      • 3 October 2015 12:39, by Khent

                        I support the idea of creating up to 18 States, but I don’t think that this is the right time for it. Salva Kiir signed an Agreement and he should adhere to this Agreement if we are to have any hope of attaining the peace that we so badly need. The Interim period will only last for 30 months, and it is only after this period that it would be suitable to change State borders.

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                        • 3 October 2015 13:04, by Mi diit

                          Khent,

                          You are so divisive. Dividing states based on tribes, even when they are 10 in number is dismantling of RSS as a country.

                          Why would you want every Dinka person near Nuer to have their own states.

                          You will not run away from Nuer in this way. Nuer are on earth, heaven and hell with the Dinka and nothing you will ever do about it forever.

                          Colonial districts are good basis for new states...

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                          • 3 October 2015 13:32, by Khent

                            Mi diit

                            You’re being delusional, as always. We Dinka fought you and your masters in Khartoum for almost two decades after your defection and payed the price in rivers of blood; we fought battles in Kordofan, Blue Nile and Eastern Sudan against an infinitely smarter and stronger enemy in Khartoum [your masters] so why would we ’run away’ from you when you are so much weaker? Who are you to us?

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                            • 3 October 2015 13:38, by Khent

                              I just want to remove tensions on the State level, that will predictably come to the surface in gubernatorial elections. I don’t want the Dinka to be the perpetual recipients of scorn. I don’t want the Dinka to be scapegoats every time something goes awry in Jonglei or anywhere else, and this is why the States [particularly in Greater Upper Nile] should be divided across tribal lines.

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                              • 3 October 2015 14:05, by Mi diit

                                Khent,

                                Will you build a 10-foot thick wall between the Dinka and the Nuer to protect your Dinkas from interacting with the Nuer, etc? No, I don’t think so. Please never attempt to run away from the Nuer in this tribal states policy. It will not help but create more trouble of boundaries.

                                And when did the Dinka fight alone in South Sudan and against who? Stop lying.

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                                • 3 October 2015 14:19, by Khent

                                  Mi diit

                                  You see this is why you are worthless and shouldn’t have children. How many times must I tell you that no one would feel compelled to ’run away’ from you? You’re not really a threat. The Dinka and Nuer will continue to interact and intermarry regardless of State boundaries. You defected in 91 and returned in 2006. The Dinka contributed more fighters than any other tribe.

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                                  • 3 October 2015 14:35, by Khent

                                    Other than the Dinka, we had more people from the North [Nuba and Blue Nile] in the SPLA than from South Sudan. Tens of thousands of Nuer militiamen worked for Khartoum; the vast majority of the Shilluk soldiers defected with Lam Akol; the Equatorians had various Khartoum supported militia groups that fought against the SPLA; the Murle were like you; the Fertit worked in tandem with Khartoum.

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        • 3 October 2015 20:41, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

          A rampant tribal rebellion is treated with tribal division of states to clearly identify who’s the problem to people.

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  • 3 October 2015 07:56, by Paul Chadrack

    this another fail unstudied program like 1000 tractors project. kiir and the relatives in the government are now mindless about what to do after the peace agreement clearly planned their exit.

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  • 3 October 2015 08:01, by Ayuen deng

    Thanks to president Salva Kiir,i know enemy of Peace will not like it.

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    • 3 October 2015 10:43, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

      Ayuen.
      Think like human, how come 28 state, while CPA 2 was sign for 10 state, alchol degree is not working.

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  • 3 October 2015 08:09, by dinkdong

    What is Riek and his team talking about? I thought that’s what they were aiming for last time. Kiir and Riek are, instead, bunches of losers. They have brought confusion into South Sudan.

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    • 3 October 2015 08:37, by Malakal county Simon

      He woke-up with hung over, and basically this is what happened...... Anyway, plagiarism is against international law...... Unwanted/foolish president Salva, should be charge for stealing another person idea!!!!

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      • 3 October 2015 11:51, by Hardlinner

        riek slaves please stop your cries. in fact was Riek drunk was he came up with his 21 states?, no. so his intentions are clear. that is put paloich nuer state such that they can benefit from more than the owners/Ruweng of land. now that you realise the creation of Ruweng state whose paloich would be under, and denying riek of his intentions, you now crying.

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        • 3 October 2015 12:20, by Malakal county Simon

          Hardlinner

          Slave?? Well I guess the reverse is correct since you’re well known of it...... A blind leading follow by another blind person, is what’s going on here...... If I may ask you, what is the need of creating 28 States while the original 10 States, still underdeveloped?? If you’re not supporting this surprise idea base on tribal line??

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          • 3 October 2015 12:48, by Hardlinner

            simon, what is the need for nuer rebellion and riek 21 states from first place?. i may support such act as counter balance to riek/IGAD plus proposal in upper nile. otherwise i have never been interested at creation of more states. only jonglei require additional one or two states. otherwise the rest are ok.

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            • 3 October 2015 13:09, by Malakal county Simon

              For your information, 21 States were already existed, and have a cleared boundaries unlike delusional 28 States...... What’s cause Nuers rebellion?? This question should be directed to foolish president Kiir himself, for Killings innocent civilians in Juba...... (known as Juba Massacre or Black December)

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    • 3 October 2015 08:48, by Akook

      Walai to be honest Kiir is a dead man walking.

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  • 3 October 2015 08:43, by Eastern

    Kiir is putting the cart before the horse! The 28 newly created states are simply ethnic enclaves curved out of the existing ten states to rule out the dominance of a few Dinkas by nuers - dinkas are very afraid to be a minority lot anywhere be it at village, school, etc.

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  • 3 October 2015 08:46, by Eastern

    Kiir has decided to ’implement’ the signed peace alone, what a mockery! Kiir’s bodygaurds are now being clothed in police uniforms since according to him, the police will not be affected by the demilitarisation of Juba and other towns. These folks in police uniforms if left in Juba would become another deathssquats during the transitional government period.

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  • 3 October 2015 08:50, by Eastern

    The signed accord should have acted like a coveat on any presidential directives. Since the signed accord has been endorsed and passed by the waring parties. The creation of the 28 states should be rendered null and void because the action of the president is neither constitutional nor is it in the spirit of the IGAD Compromise Peace Agreement!

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  • 3 October 2015 09:36, by Gabriel Ajak

    Brothers even if u shouting or barking like a dog for 100000 years it is already done or finish.

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  • 3 October 2015 09:39, by Redeemer

    Dear Readers let me inform you of what we have been suffering from since day one
    1 When SPLM leaders set on how to achieve self determination, Riek rushed with it to Khartoum and want to make it his own
    2 Again after the conclusion of creating more states he made another rush, the man is spoiler

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  • 3 October 2015 10:39, by Hardlinner

    another mouth piece from riek supporters. this is exactly what u mother f*ckers want. don’t cry no more. the paloich oil field that u set your eyes on would eventually be in Ruweng state. stop crying, Mi diit, eastern and many more of your kinds. IGAD puppet should get it straight away. oil belong to dinka land. kiir must go head. it may be hard to generate resources but if need be, each state..

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  • 3 October 2015 10:45, by Hardlinner

    cont. would have to generate it own resource and support their own state. 21 counties created by British in 1947 didn’t consider tribal boundaries but rather work on their own model which satisfied their interest. case in point is abyei which was annexed to Khordufan and now want to come back to south Sudan.

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    • 3 October 2015 10:57, by Mi diit

      A mad man who wears nice clothes including hat on his head and drives V8 cars is more dangerous than the naked one who runs amok on the streets.

      Kiir is confusing the world by being a president. People don’t see that he is mad.

      An examination in hospital scanning his brain would reveal this shocking fact.

      People of South Sudan, we are dealing with a mad man.

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      • 3 October 2015 11:20, by Hardlinner

        kiir creation of 28 states is good answer to IGAD plus and riek intentions. 21 districts created by british used to serve their ineterest not anyone else. no county should be rule by people they don’t like. there4 bul nuer and Ruweng and Shilluk deserve their own state. riek n his nuer rebels are only fit to rule their own ally nuer, not Bul, Ruweng, shilluk or Maban. it is either 28 or current 10

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      • 3 October 2015 15:20, by Mapuor

        Midiit
        Why have you taken a U turn against federalism? Your Nyagat once propose 21 states! Do you want to colonize Dinkas in greater Upper Nile. You are given your separate states. You should be celebrating with us for we all share the idea of more states and that of federalism.Nyagadism is showing up!!!!!

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  • 3 October 2015 10:54, by Moses Kuocgoor

    I think the President has taken the right decision to create 28 states. It seems impossible but some days to come it will turn out as a good idea. This decision will promote development, encourage generation of non oil revenues, increase production of food and finally reduce laziness—steeling public resources. Lets stick to it!

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  • 3 October 2015 11:06, by Konan

    According to Al-Jazeera, all oil fields in South Sudan will be within the borders of Dinka ethic states. lol

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    • 3 October 2015 11:45, by Konan

      According to Al-Jazeera, all oil fields in South Sudan will be within the borders of Dinka ethnic states. lol

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      • 3 October 2015 12:01, by Hardlinner

        this good answer to riek and his slaves masters or IGAD puppets. they should now know who own oil fields. BUL nuer own tharjath oil field and Ruweng Dinka own Paloich oil field which account for 80% of total proven oil.

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        • 3 October 2015 12:51, by Padiet Deng Alony

          Hardline,
          correction

          Paloch Oil field is not in Ruweng State as u all mentioned in your comments. Paloch Oil field is in Maluth county of Dinka Ageer, Nyiel and Beer Eastern Nile State composed of Pigi, Baliet, Akoka, Maluth, Mabaan and Renk counties.

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          • 3 October 2015 13:04, by Padiet Deng Alony

            Hardlinner,

            i appreciated your comments but get more information from Mr. Khen comments he is geographically good. Ruweng State is in former unity state and is only Dinka state producing oil, Paloch Oil field in Eastern Nile State is payam of Maluth/Melut county with its Capital Malakal.

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          • 3 October 2015 13:21, by Hardlinner

            my bad brother, i though they were all placed under Ruweng state to be. it is good also that dinkas in uppile get their own state. they have suffered alot in hand of riek rebels. i stand with you guys.

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      • 3 October 2015 12:44, by Khent

        Konan

        The oilfields are already within Dinka territory. At least 85-90% of South Sudan’s oil production comes from Dinka lands. The largest and most productive oilfields in Unity State are in Dinka counties. The largest and most productive oilfields in Upper Nile State are also in Dinka territory. The Paloich oilfields [Dinka territory] alone account for 80% of South Sudan’s oil production..

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        • 3 October 2015 12:45, by Khent

          The three largest oilfields in Upper Nile State [Paloich, Melut and Adar-Yale] are all in Dinka territory. The Dinka territories of Unity state account for 75% of that State’s oil production. Out of the seven significant [7] oilfields in Unity State, only one [1] is fully within Nuer territory — Tharjiath. Toor, Toma south, Nar, Alhar and Manga are in Dinka counties.

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          • 3 October 2015 12:45, by Khent

            I’ll provide you with a source on the importance of the Paloich oilfields. Like I said before, the Paloich oilfields account for 80% of the country’s oil production. These oilfields are in Melut county — a Dinka county. Source: http://oilpro.com/post/2083/is-south-sudan-s-oil-heartland-finally-safe

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            • 3 October 2015 13:13, by Mi diit

              Khent (Rommel),

              If you want South Sudan dismantled and people go back to their historical lands, then Puot Loch (Paloich) is Nuer’s land and the Dinka must move away from it and leave it to the Nuer.

              The same with Renk’s Jal hok (Jalhak) is also Nuer’s land.

              You see to like the idea of tribalizing administration in South Sudan. You will one day see problems in this direction.

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              • 3 October 2015 13:26, by Khent

                Mi diit

                Stop smoking crack. These areas have never belonged to the Nuer. You are deluding yourself. You are not conversing with one of your superstitious tribesmen, incapable of rational thought. Pray tell, how do you suppose the Dinka came to occupy the largest and most fertile areas of Upper Nile State? Did the Nuer just give it to them? LOL! Sod off.

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              • 3 October 2015 13:29, by Hardlinner

                Mi diit where did you get that logic from or is it another nuer ficticious claim. in fact it you that should vacate annuak , shilluk and Boruun land. in fact you guys should go back to ethiopia that where your land is. Unity state was land of dinka. uppile and jonglei was land of annuak, dinka, shilluk, maban, uduk, and others.

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                • 3 October 2015 13:43, by Khent

                  Hardlinner

                  Don’t bother with trying to have an adult conversation with these people. They believe in fairy-tales; fairy-tales in which the dead can come back from the dead, men that died 100 years ago can ’curse’ individuals and entire tribes in the here and now, and that there are men with spiritual powers.

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                  • 3 October 2015 13:48, by Khent

                    ..Their elders believe things that toddlers from the world over would dismiss and laugh at. I have given up trying to have adult conversations with any of them, and so I just make fun of their superstition, ignorance and naivety.

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                    • 3 October 2015 14:10, by Mi diit

                      Khent,

                      Unless you are shortsighted, Kiir’s policy of tribalizing administrations in South Sudan will open the pandora box where tribes will resume 19th century wars of conquest on those disputable boundaries and lands. Mark my words, you will someday agree with me when tribal wars, not political wars, resume in South Sudan at the boundaries of 28 states.

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                      • 3 October 2015 14:13, by Mi diit

                        The best and wise way to handle federalism and creation of more states in this land called South Sudan was to base it on the former British colonial districts since they already have boundaries of 1st January 1956 which people should respect and hold to.

                        Creating 28 states which have no official boundaries is invitation of tribal wars over control of lands, annexation of lands at the borders, etc

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                        • 3 October 2015 14:24, by Khent

                          Mi diit

                          LOL! Your threats are worthless. They are laughable. I can’t take threats from Khartoum’s mindless stooges seriously. You people are like the Jihadists with your pathetic threats. All you need now is a catch-phrase or war cry similar to Insha’Allah or Allahu Akbar.

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                      • 3 October 2015 16:12, by Hardlinner

                        mi diit, it is Nuer that are used to grabbing other people land. one thing is true for certain, attack any dinka land and you will risk loosing your land in south sudan. we are capable of chasing you out of south sudan. one thing dinka don’t do though is taking other people land.
                        you and your king riek called for federalism and when kiir responded to your call , u start to complain.

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    • 3 October 2015 12:36, by South South

      Konan,

      You are not from South Sudan, right? Why are you putting your noise into South Sudan’s issue?

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      • 3 October 2015 13:10, by Mi diit

        THAT SO-CALLED DECREE OF 28 STATES BY MAD MAN KIIR MIYERDIT IS NULL AND VOID.

        NOBODY WILL IMPLEMENT IT. IT IS ILL-INTENTIONED AND HAS NO BASIS.

        WHY DIDN’T HE PROPOSE IT DURING THE PEACE TALKS?

        MAD MAN IS LIKE THAT. HE WAKES AND DOES THE UNBELIEVABLE.

        A DINKA MAN CAN DO ANY STUPID THING AS LONG AS IT PLEASES HIM. IT IS A SOCIETY OF "I DON’T CARE."

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        • 3 October 2015 13:44, by Hardlinner

          mi diit just keep barking like a dog. riek started it and kiir will finish it in a way that will upset riek. Riek is puppet of the west. he lied to his western masters that oil field were located at nuer territories.

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          • 3 October 2015 14:18, by Mi diit

            Hardliner,

            Ah, so Kiir’s stupid unilateral decree is to upset Riek. No wonder a typical Dinka person reasons like that.

            Ok, let us see who will get upset soon in this game.

            I advise you to reserve your celebration for the end of the game, and not from the beginning of this "I don’t care" game of yours.

            Cheers!

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  • 3 October 2015 15:14, by Mapuor

    All South Sudanese have welcome president Kiir’s decision of creating 28 states in South Sudan. Those who are oppose to this will end up being mocked by public. We have been waiting for such great decision for long.Congratulations president Kiir.

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  • 3 October 2015 15:23, by Mapuor

    Dr Riek rejection of the formation of more states is a clear indication of hopelessness, the guy has no vision and will never make a good leader.Dr Riek must be suffering from a serious mental disease.

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    • 3 October 2015 15:54, by J P Puok

      ahaha creating Gaza_west Bank like state in unity is the funnest one! Abienhom and Parieng with no physical borders will be separated by Rubkona County which extend to Higlij Sudan border! Good Paadang!

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      • 3 October 2015 16:08, by Khent

        J P Puok

        Apadang State will not be the equivalent of the occupied territories because South Sudan will remain as one political unit. Contiguity is not necessary. But in any case, the ’unity triangle’ belongs to South Sudan, and when we take it back it will ensure that Pariang and Abiemnom connect with each other and with Abyei. These three areas will form Apadang State.

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      • 3 October 2015 16:12, by J P Puok

        this is an NGOs decree twins whose life span extended only for 4 days belief me! the same mouth that was used to announced it will be used to reversed it goodness president himself announces it no escaped! we love it but it is impractical! 28 states with 28 governors at the current situation with 21 MPs x 28 and roughly 14 minsters x 28 at our current economy eh! Good luck on to Gaza and west ban

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  • 4 October 2015 00:17, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Thank you President kiir for accepting Machar’s ideas. Machar shouldn’t cry anymore because he proposed the ideas. He was looking for Federal and 21 states. Now, he got 21 plus 8. Why he cried again? What does he want? I support the President Kiir.

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  • 4 October 2015 01:23, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Now, peace is great for government with 90% and Machar with 10% and Unity State oil will restart working after 7 to 1 year. This is not good for Machar and his butcher soldiers. Cry, cry Machar, but no way out. You came up with the ideas. We are not sleeping.

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