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November 26, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government announced on Thursday that it was expecting the return of Rebecca Nyandeng, wife of the founding leader of the governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), John Garang de Mabior, after nearly two years in exile.

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South Sudan’s presidential advisor Rebecca Nyandeng (BBC)

Nyandeng left the country in December 2013 when the internal debate about democratic reforms in which she and four other leading officials showed interest in the selection and contest of the chairperson of the ruling SPLM turned violent when president Salva Kiir accused some of his colleagues who wanted to contest of allegedly planning to remove him from power through unconstitutional means, including use of gun.

Kiir blamed his former deputy in SPLM and vice president in government, Riek Machar, of masterminding the plot.

Machar denied the accusation and accused Kiir of introducing the violence as an attempt to silence his political rivals.

A report released by the African Union (AU) also dismissed the government’s claim of the alleged coup attempt and instead confirmed that the massacre targeting members of the ethnic Nuer civilians in Juba in December 2013 was a "state policy."

He fled the national capital, Juba, at the start of the conflict as it was spreading to other strategic towns and places in the country. Machar later on became the head of the armed opposition forces but Rebecca, though her son, Mabior Garang joined rank with Machar, decided to stay out of armed opposition.

She however became vocal in the media accusing president Kiir of dictatorship and massacring thousands of members of the ethnic Nuer community in Juba.

However, speaking to reporters on Thursday, South Sudanese information and broadcasting minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said the government was expecting a team of former detainees to return to the country on Thursday in the company of Nyandeng but the trip was delayed because they did not receive air tickets from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

But he added that the team might finally return on Friday.

“We understand that the former detainees may not be arriving today [Thursday] due to failure in the coordination,” Makuei told reporters on Thursday.

“The IGAD failed to send the tickets to the former detainees in Nairobi and Kampala. They are not in one place. Some of them are in Kampala and others are in Nairobi but we think they will come tomorrow [Friday] if they receive the tickets today,” Lueth said.

The government spokesperson further explained that the arrangement for the return of former detainees was made in a way that responsibilities were divided between the government and IGAD in which the IGAD mediation secretariat should have paid for the air tickets while the government would take responsibility for the provision of the internal transport, accommodation and security while in the country.

He revealed that the returning group comprise of former minister of telecommunications and postal services, Madut Biar Yel , former deputy defence minister, Majak Agot, former cabinet affairs minister, Deng Alor, former justice minister, John Luk Jok, former finance minister, Kosti Manibe, former presidential advisor, Rebeca Nyandeng de Mabior, former minister of national security Oyay Deng Ajak, former minister of youth Cirino Hiteng, former governor of lakes state, Chol Tong Mayay and former minister of transport, roads and bridges, Gier Chuang Aluong.

The group was equally accused of taking part in the alleged coup plot, detained in Juba for months and released to the Kenyan president to take part in the August concluded peace negotiations as a third party.

Minister Lueth however did not clarify whether officials were returning as part of their commitment to the implementation of the peace agreement in which they are stakeholders or just temporarily returning to participate at the first meeting to launch the opening of the office of the joint monitoring and evaluation commission, scheduled to take place on Friday, 27 November.

The leader of the former detainees, Pagan Amum, will not however return to the country with the members of his officials.

It was not also clear whether or not officials of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) would return to Juba for the meeting as they protested against the unresolved unilateral creation of the 28 states by president Kiir which is widely condemned internationally and by the region as a violation of the peace agreement.

The opposition faction has also been accusing the government of carrying out attacks on their military bases in the country, including the latest Tuesday air raid by government’s helicopter gunships on their cantonment area in Mundri county, west of the national capital, Juba.

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  • 26 November 2015 21:22, by Kenyang

    Madam Nyandeng is one the few individuals who brought this war. Let’s see if she will use same media she rushed on eve of 16, Dec 2013 to end it.

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    • 27 November 2015 09:09, by Mi diit

      Last time the so-called former detainees returned to Juba from exile and were received with ululations at the airport, accommodated, allowed to access their bank accounts in Juba, etc.

      How come they exited again back into exile and only to return once again, and again?

      I hope they will not exit again!

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    • 27 November 2015 11:29, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      We wish her coming back can bring ever lasting peace,and also to stop her communities from crossing the Nile to the side of Lake state.

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  • 26 November 2015 22:17, by denng

    After what they put us through, now they’re dragging their feet over lack of tickets and expenses. Shameless people all of them!! May they all rot in hell.

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  • 26 November 2015 23:19, by dinkdong

    Stop running your mouths you fools of Bahr el Ghazal. Starting with your damn uncle Kiir, Riek, and all the detainees, none of them is exceptional. They are all corrupted bastards and they all equally started this war.

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  • 27 November 2015 02:18, by lino

    If Kiir called up by his father in heaven in near future, who is going to be in the helmet of the party? I hope is Wani! We are going to be in mother temptation Southerners ; keep your belt tied.

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    • 27 November 2015 02:20, by lino

      Another temptation!!!

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      • 27 November 2015 04:50, by Mi diit

        Lino,

        Point of correction: Kiir has no father in heaven, he has father, the devil, in hell.

        Kiir was disowned long time ago by his father in heaven and handed over to the devil in hell.

        So expect him to go directly to hell and join his predecessors who are rotting there.

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        • 27 November 2015 07:19, by Akuma

          Mi Diit,

          President Kiir is a son of God, so he usually prayer everyday in Kator Catholic church where he meets many South Sudanese Christians believers. So can You and your rebel leader Riek tell us which church you guys do pray. God knows who is a devil worshiper and true believer. You believe on Ngundeng then Jesus which will not save you but to hell.

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          • 27 November 2015 08:29, by Mi diit

            Akuma,

            You are wrong. Kiir is a pretense in the Catholic church, only seeking to impregnate virgin girls in the church. He actually got one in 2013 and even more.

            He is a worshipper on Dinka gods. Check his house and you find snakes rolling in his bed room. Intelligence report confirmed.

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            • 27 November 2015 12:45, by Khent

              Mi diit

              There is no ’intelligence report’ that confirmed anything about snakes. LOL! You really are crazy. You just lie and lie and lie and claim that an individual, organisation, Nation or ’intelligence report’ affirmed whatever silly lie your sick little mind conjures up.

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          • 27 November 2015 12:53, by Khent

            Akuma

            You do realise that they’re just mindless animals, right? They seem to think that they can freely mix their Nuer religion [Ngundengism] with Christianity. The god of the Old Testament explicitly forbids this practice? It’s called Syncretism, but these ’people’ are too stupid to know that.

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        • 27 November 2015 17:30, by what the hell

          Mir
          Kiir is the only person in South Sudan that care about the people
          Not riek that killed
          Fuck him

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  • 27 November 2015 04:54, by Son of Ngundeng

    Good morning yaa balaad jinub.

    It look funny for the return of criminals to the death city after they killed the chickens and eat their eggs and today they need to come back again and they are not ashamed!!
    Nyandeng sold out twic clan in brought daylight like her husband Garang who sold out South Sudanese out to jalaba to United South and North after that he died because God didn’t accept.

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    • 27 November 2015 07:18, by Khent

      Son of ngundeng

      Your inane post is too funny. It’s as if you come from another dimension or live in an inverted reality in which down is up, traitors are patriots and mass murderers are celestially ordained saints. Riek is the biggest traitor our people have ever known...

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      • 27 November 2015 07:30, by Khent

        ..He [in tandem with Arab slave Matip] were instrumental in Khartoum’s ability to sequester and control the oilfields which allowed Khartoum to purchase billions of dollars in weaponry that it then unleashed on Southerners...

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        • 27 November 2015 07:46, by Khent

          ..Resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands and the misery of millions... and you have the gall to point your chimp fingers at others when Riek is a bonafide traitor and a genocidal criminal. You’re pathetic!

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          • 27 November 2015 08:34, by Mi diit

            Khent (Rommel),

            Riek was the champion of self determination and he is now championing federalism and democracy.

            So stop your nonsense!

            Check who first signed agreement on self-determination for South Sudan with Khartoum for the first time EVER.

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            • 27 November 2015 08:37, by Mi diit

              Yes Khartoum worked hard to destroy his agreement on self determination like Kiir is now working hard to destroy his agreement on road to federalism, reforms and development.

              Khartoum failed finally on unity with John Garang and so will Kiir fail on refusal of federalism and democracy.

              You are simply a typical Dinka man with lack of appreciation and recognition.

              Shame on you!

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              • 27 November 2015 08:41, by Mi diit

                Are you speaking of first traitors?

                Dinka were the first traitors who connived with British against the Nuer.

                Dinka vice presidents (Abel Alier, George Kongor and Moses Machar) joined with Jalaba in formulating policies to destroy South Sudan. Actually they helped killed millions through their policies.

                Dinka betrayed South Sudan by bring UPDF to kill citizens of the country, etc.

                Again, shame

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                • 27 November 2015 08:45, by Mi diit

                  If Nuer militia forces, as you said, fought on the side of Khartoum, they were actually implementing the policies of the Dinka vice presidents in Khartoum.

                  These included militias of Dinka Kerubino Kwanyin, Arok Thon Arok, etc.

                  And also there were Dinka foot soldiers in the Khartoum army fighting against the rest of South Sudanese.

                  So stop the nonsense!

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                  • 27 November 2015 11:37, by Khent

                    Mi diit

                    Yawn* It’s over, Mi diit. Get a new hobby, instead of playing online fantasy in public forums about history. You trying to understand history and politics, and subsequently attempting to distort it, resembles a horse trying to count by stamping its hooves. I know I shouldn’t laugh at the intellectually emaciated and mentally sick, but you are absolutely hilarious.

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                    • 27 November 2015 11:38, by Khent

                      How exactly did Riek champion self-determination? Did he champion self-determination by getting into a military alliance with the Ignaz Nazis? By unleashing a tribal militia to slaughter thousands of civilians? By getting too dependent on Khartoum that he couldn’t maneuver without their approval?

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                      • 27 November 2015 11:39, by Khent

                        Did he champion the right to self-determination when his pathetic agreement was entirely dishonored by Khartoum? He didn’t bring self-determination, however, he did offer himself to Khartoum and was treated like a prostitute as a result. Riek is a male prostitute.

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                        • 27 November 2015 11:49, by Khent

                          How did Riek ostensibly champion self-determination? Oh, that’s right, he turned to Khartoum. You cannot seek independence from someone when you’re wholly reliant upon them for every nail, every litre of oil, every platform, every box of ammunition and their logistical support. Everything!

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                          • 27 November 2015 11:51, by Khent

                            I don’t quite know just how many times I must reiterate the fact that on the 29th of July [one month prior to the Nasir Declaration], the SPLM/A had informed the Sudanese government that Self-Determination was to be discussed for the Abuja agenda. These are historical facts that cannot be weakened or obviated by anyone, especially not by intellectually challenged saps such as yourself.

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                            • 27 November 2015 11:52, by Khent

                              This is confirmed by the works of scholars such as Ann Lesch. Her book states on page 22: the independence option was therefore included in the still-united SPLM’s proposal for the Abuja agenda that was submitted to Nigerian and Sudanese government on 29th July 1991. (The Battle for Peace in Sudan: An Analysis of Abuja Conferences 1992 – 1993)

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                              • 27 November 2015 11:55, by Khent

                                You quite laughably try to justify Riek’s stupidity by saying that he was the first to ’succeed’ in getting Khartoum to enshrine the right to self-determination in the ’constitution’. Khartoum doesn’t regard documents, conventions and constitutions as worthy of compliance in the absence of force. Does it have any regard for the Geneva convention!? Of course it doesn’t...

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                                • 27 November 2015 11:56, by Khent

                                  .. So what makes you think that they would regard the KPA with even a smidgen of sanctity!? Riek is a third rate warlord. They played that fool like a banjo. He was trapped. He couldn’t do anything without their approval. He needed Khartoum to supply him with platforms, weapons, ammunition, fuel, food-relief... everything!

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                                  • 27 November 2015 11:58, by Khent

                                    A genocidal, State sponsor of terror doesn’t give a damn about some flimsy document, otherwise they wouldn’t have murdered millions of people in contravention of the Geneva convention. The Sudanese ’constitution’ quite hilariously also speaks about how all Sudanese should be treated equally. It is worthless.

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                                    • 27 November 2015 11:59, by Khent

                                      The fact that Khartoum feigned sincerity when it enshrined the right to Self-Determination in the Constitution speaks volume of their cunning and political skill... and of their ability to manipulate the stupid, the naive and the myopic. Khartoum had no intention of honoring these commitments, especially when it was they that armed, fed and provided Riek’s forces with logistical support.

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                                      • 27 November 2015 12:00, by Khent

                                        Every tenant of the KPA was dishonored. Riek was promised control of the oilfields; Riek was promised a referendum; Riek was promised respect as an equal... but Riek didn’t get any of these, did he now? The KPA had security arrangement weakness, just like the Addis Ababa agreement.

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                                        • 27 November 2015 12:06, by Khent

                                          Do you really think that Riek being so dependent on Khartoum had even an ant size chance of extracting such politically exacting concessions?

                                          Even non Nuer villagers [ignorant of the alphabet] knew Riek’s dalliances with Khartoum was destined to fail. You people were the only ones in the whole of Sudan that thought it would succeed. The whole of Sudan laughed at your naivety and stupidity

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                                          • 27 November 2015 12:07, by Khent

                                            You seem to desperately want to believe that Riek knew exactly what he was doing after having failed so miserably. Did he know what he was doing when he committed the folly of being so desperately reliant upon Khartoum’s supplies, weapons, ammunition and logistical support!?

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                                            • 27 November 2015 12:08, by Khent

                                              Did he know what he was doing when Khartoum increased its military presence in the oilfields, in an absolute, definite and conspicuous display of contempt and disregard for Riek after they promised him control of the oilfields!? Did Riek know what he was doing when Khartoum used Matip to force him out of Unity State!?

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                                              • 27 November 2015 12:10, by Khent

                                                Did Riek know what he was doing when he admitted that he got "cheated" [his words not mine] by Khartoum into thinking that they had any intention of honoring any part (s) of the agreements that he signed with them!? He didn’t know what he was doing.

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                                                • 27 November 2015 12:11, by Khent

                                                  "The government benefited substantially from the split inside the SPLA. The government had encouraged the split by sending false signals that it might let the South secede." (Sudan-Contested identities, Ann Lesch)

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                                                  • 27 November 2015 12:11, by Khent

                                                    Once the split occurred, the government developed a four-prong strategy that encouraged Riek machar to fight the SPLA. It backed away from offering independence, mounted large scale offences against Garang’s forces and used the disintegration of the SPLA to facilitate its repression of the African people in Southern Kordofan, Darfur and Southern Blue Nile. (Sudan-Contested identities)

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                                                    • 27 November 2015 12:12, by Khent

                                                      Why did you rely upon the grace of a political unit that you so ostensibly wished to distance yourself from!? You cannot seek independence from someone when you’re wholly reliant upon them for every nail, every litre of oil, every platform, every box of ammunition and their logistical support. You didn’t know what you were doing! Even your precious idiot idol admits that he was ’cheated’.

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                                                      • 27 November 2015 12:13, by Khent

                                                        Riek did not deliver Self-Determination to the people of South Sudan — he delivered internecine tribal war and our oilfields to Khartoum. That’s his legacy. The legacy that allowed Khartoum to arm itself like never before with sophisticated and devastating weapons, to the tune of billions of dollars and to the attendant lost of tens of thousands and the misery of millions of lives.

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                                                        • 27 November 2015 12:15, by Khent

                                                          The late Dr. John Garang very well understood that you couldn’t possibly be taken seriously by Khartoum and achieve a political settlement with the Ignaz Nazis, without an independent army... with an independent source of funding, a separate source of weaponry and ammunition and a separate line of logistics.

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                                                          • 27 November 2015 12:17, by Khent

                                                            In his 1972 letter to Joseph Lagu, Dr. John Garang warned that the Addis Ababa Agreement would be dishonored in its entirety if the South didn’t have a truly independent army. You guys went the other way round. You got it backwards. You thought that Khartoum would take you more seriously the more dependent you became. Riek admitted that he got cheated. He didn’t get cheated, he’s just an idiot.

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                                                            • 27 November 2015 12:20, by Khent

                                                              Dr. John Garang made it clear in his 1972 letter to Joseph Lagu that South Sudan had the right to secede but he also understood that autonomy or independence couldn’t be "guaranteed by a few phrases scribbled on some sheets of paper stapled and bound together and christened “The Constitution”."

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                                                              • 27 November 2015 12:22, by Khent

                                                                Dr. John Garang made the point "that a region retains the right to secede from the federation if its interests are not adequately served by the federation."

                                                                Furthermore, he said:

                                                                "It must be clear to Southerners that the retention of the right to secede from such a federation must be guaranteed by the federal constitution and by the existence of a physical Southern Armed Forces."

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                                                                • 27 November 2015 12:23, by Khent

                                                                  Allow me to quote other parts of the 1972 letter:

                                                                  "There is no reason, absolutely no objective reason for clearheaded Southerners and Northerners alike to believe after eight years and more of continuous warfare and the repeated failures of some forms of constitutional guarantees that paper constitutional guarantees are now going to solve the war in the Sudan."

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                                                                  • 27 November 2015 12:23, by Khent

                                                                    Any Southerner who holds the mistaken view that Arab Nationalism now sincere, now means good business, now gives the South local autonomy in good faith and that this autonomy will be guaranteed by a few phrases scribbled on some sheets of paper stapled and bound together and christened “ The Constitution”...

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                                                                    • 27 November 2015 12:24, by Khent

                                                                      ..that Southerner either suffers from acute historical myopia or else advocates the treasonable stand of opportunism, national subjugation and continued Arab Chauvinism and domination; in short, such Southerner calls for surrender in a camouflaged form. (Captain John Garang Letter to Gen. Joseph Lagu of Anyanya One, January 24, 1972)

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                                                                      • 27 November 2015 12:28, by Khent

                                                                        All you do is repeat the same lies over and over and over again even when they have been thoroughly debunked. The Dinka as a whole didn’t consort with the British so as to establish an alliance. Only one Dinka section [Duk] worked with the British after they came under attack from the combined force (s) of multiple Nuer sections...

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                                                                        • 27 November 2015 12:29, by Khent

                                                                          By contrast, how many Nuer sections joined Khartoum? All of you! Not a single section rejected an alliance with Khartoum. You were Khartoum’s little slaves in greater Upper Nile. You defended oilfields on their behalf and made desperate alliances with the SAF, PDF and the various Baggara Arab tribes. The Dinka were the opposite. That’s why Khartoum hated us. That’s why they targeted us!

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                                                                          • 27 November 2015 12:30, by Khent

                                                                            The fact of the matter is that the Dinka did resist both the Turks and the British. A wealth of information attesting to this can be sourced from the archives and in particular a great book aptly titled, ’Dinka resistance to Condominium rule’. The Aliap Dinka fought the British quite extensively under Kon Anok.

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                                                                            • 27 November 2015 12:34, by Khent

                                                                              None of the people that you listed ever formulated policies that killed Southerners? Disagree? Provide your evidence from impartial third sources. I know you won’t, you lying dog. None of the people you listed had Dinka militias working for Khartoum. Kerubino couldn’t even get his own people to join him that he had to use Matip’s Khartoum compliant Nuer slaves to kill, rape and maim...

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                                                                              • 27 November 2015 12:35, by Khent

                                                                                There is also absolutely no evidence of the existence of a single Dinka militia that worked hand in hand with Khartoum the same way that you [Nuer] cooperated with your Arab masters. You’re just ashamed of the fact that you were Khartoum’s slaves in the South and so you’re desperately trying to pin this on us.

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                                                                                • 27 November 2015 12:42, by Khent

                                                                                  There is absolutely no evidence that the Dinka ever willingly joined the SAF. This is what you all did... every Nuer section. We didn’t do this because we can see through Khartoum’s lies, whereas you people are just mindless, naive children that are easily fooled. You really are a sick puppy.

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                                                                                  • 27 November 2015 20:10, by Mi diit

                                                                                    Khent,

                                                                                    You are such a fool who lives his life on denials and lack of appreciations.

                                                                                    You will never understand Riek’s strategies but will be only enjoying their fruits with denial.

                                                                                    You said your traitor vice presidents did not make policies for Khartoum, what is the role of a vice president in cabinet?

                                                                                    You ignorant!

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                                                                                    • 30 November 2015 11:42, by Khent

                                                                                      Mi Diit

                                                                                      It is you that is in denial. You have not substantiated your laughable fantasies. I understand that Riek’s schizophrenic and contradictory ’strategies’ failed and resulted in him [by his own admission] being ’cheated’ by Khartoum and having his agreement torn apart and thrown back in his face...

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                                                                                      • 30 November 2015 11:48, by Khent

                                                                                        ..And it is this absolute failure that you laughably assert paved the way for South Sudan’s independence even though impartial historians uniformly document the fact that the SPLM was pushing for discussions on self-determination one month prior to the Nasir declaration. Dr. John Garang also made it clear that every region in Greater Sudan was entitled to self-determination as far back as 1972...

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                                                                                        • 30 November 2015 11:54, by Khent

                                                                                          ..And that the South could only retain its right to self-determination through its own independent armed forces. Riek did the opposite. He became so dependent on Khartoum for everything that he could do nothing when they completely abrogated on that pathetic agreement. They also forced him out of Unity State, so how did this absolute failure enable our independence!?

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                                                                                          • 30 November 2015 11:56, by Khent

                                                                                            This is what Dr. John Garang said in 1972:

                                                                                            It must be clear to Southerners that the retention of the right to secede from such a federation must be guaranteed by the federal constitution and by the existence of a physical Southern Armed Forces.

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                                                                                            • 30 November 2015 12:01, by Khent

                                                                                              Historians have comprehensively documented Sudan’s recent history and the myopic, naive, ineffective and schizophrenic nature of Riek’s political and military strategies. No credible, impartial historian agrees with the many supposed achievements that you so perennially ascribe to Riek. You’ve never proven me wrong on any point. You are the only source for these glittering accounts.

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                                                                                              • 30 November 2015 12:03, by Khent

                                                                                                Dr. Douglas Johnson is an incredibly knowledgeable historian — held in high esteem by all his compatriots. And he [along with many other historians] have comprehensively documented Sudan’s recent history and the myopic, naive, ineffective and schizophrenic nature of Riek’s political and military strategies. You then accuse him [and others] of having been paid off, without a morsel of evidence.

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                                                                                                • 30 November 2015 12:04, by Khent

                                                                                                  Dr. Douglas Johnson has lived with the Nuer for years, interacted intimately with the Nuer, has written books about their religion and cultural practices and was instrumental in retrieving Ngundeng’s dang from Britain. Are you suggesting that -despite all of this- that he is biased against the Nuer!? Whoa, paranoid much? He should be predisposed towards you by now, no?

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                                                                                                  • 30 November 2015 12:10, by Khent

                                                                                                    Citing Dr. John Garang

                                                                                                    Self-determination is not given, one determines his future, we do have self-determination in the areas we have control, and if you believe that the Khartoum government has given you self-determination, then go back and ask Khartoum to withdraw its troops from the three capital cities of South Sudan–Juba, Malakal and Wau–and I (Garang) promise that I will not attack you..

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                                                                                                    • 30 November 2015 12:11, by Khent

                                                                                                      Your claim of self-determination of the South Sudan while in Khartoum means that you have surrendered. I also believe that when the people of South Sudan are given an opportunity to vote in the referendum, they will vote almost 100% for independence.

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                                                                                                      • 30 November 2015 12:12, by Khent

                                                                                                        Did you read that Mi Diit? Dr. John Garang knew that Riek’s pathetic agreement with Khartoum was a mirage and a cruel hoax, and he challenged Riek to demonstrate that Khartoum was sincere with regards to self-determination by having Khartoum withdraw its forces from Juba, Malakal and Wau... but Riek couldn’t even get Khartoum to withdraw from Bentiu - the capital of his home State...

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                                                                                                        • 30 November 2015 12:16, by Khent

                                                                                                          ..In fact not only did Khartoum not withdraw from Bentiu, they expelled Riek and his forces out of Bentiu and Unity State in general. That is how incredibly stupid Riek is. This man is wise in your eyes? The man is an idiot. I know toddlers smarter than him.

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                                                                                                          • 30 November 2015 12:31, by Khent

                                                                                                            To cite Dr. Douglas H. Johnson:

                                                                                                            Those sympathetic to Riek claim that he was genuine in his desire to disentangle himself from Khartoum and saw acceptance by the NDA as his last chance to obtain alternative sources of arms, which alone would free him from dependence from Khartoum.

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                                                                                                            • 30 November 2015 12:33, by Khent

                                                                                                              If this was true, it is consistent with the confused, almost schizophrenic attitude towards liberation and collaboration, which he displayed from the beginning of the failed Nasir coup attempt in August 1991 to his resignation from the government in February 2000.

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                                                                                                              • 30 November 2015 12:38, by Khent

                                                                                                                Why do you think that I should ’appreciate’ people that worked with Khartoum and made it infinitely stronger than it ever was prior to 1991 and killed hundreds of thousands of my people precisely after Riek helped them attain control of the oilfields? You came back in 2003-6 and played no role in our independence.

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                                                                                                                • 30 November 2015 14:23, by Khent

                                                                                                                  Before South Sudan’s secession, the Dinka were the largest tribe in all of Sudan and so Khartoum probably thought that we would stop fighting them if they relegated the likes of Moses Machar and George Kongor as 2nd Vice-Presidents - a position that did not allow them to exercise any power...

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                                                                                                                  • 30 November 2015 14:33, by Khent

                                                                                                                    ..The 2nd Vice-President post was entirely symbolic; it was an insincere ploy by Khartoum to convince the world into thinking that Sudan was actually pluralistic. The position was worthless, the same way that Riek being accorded the President of south Sudan was worthless - precipitating in the abrogation of his pathetic agreement...

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                                                                                                                    • 30 November 2015 14:45, by Khent

                                                                                                                      ..The essential difference between Riek and the likes of George Kongor is that the latter didn’t have thousands of Dinka militiamen fighting for Khartoum under his confused ’leadership’, nor did they enable the Arabs to sequester and control the oilfields allowing them to purchase billions of dollars in weaponry that they then unleashed on the South...

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                                                                                                                      • 30 November 2015 14:51, by Khent

                                                                                                                        ..So Riek was more of a traitor and damaged our people infinitely more than of the Dinka that you hypocritically call traitors. The Dinka are 3-4 million and all you could do was list a small handful of quislings that couldn’t even garner support from even their own clans let alone the entire tribe. The Nuer by contrast had almost 100, 000 slaves working for Khartoum...

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                                                                                                                        • 30 November 2015 14:55, by Khent

                                                                                                                          ..With the entire Nuer tribe supporting this treachery. There is a big difference between a small handful of traitors from the Dinka tribe betraying their people and an entire tribe going rogue and becoming traitors. Don’t you dare ever compare our two peoples ever again. Don’t disgust me with such an insulting comparison. We fought Khartoum and you licked their boots. You returned in 2004-6.

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  • 27 November 2015 09:24, by Gabriel KK

    Blood of innocent citizens were shed and are being shed because of Nyandeng poor judgement. Expect nothing good from the mouth of this disastrous women otherwise she bringing another ruin. big shame on mama disaster!

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  • 27 November 2015 09:55, by Bol Bol Bol

    What’s concerning us (S.S citizens) is the reversal of President Kiir’s controversial degree of creating 28 State and the move by the parliament to amend the transitional constitution and peace agreement document. This undermined the implementation of the signed peace peace deal. IGAD and the Troika should act now by stopping Kiir from his ill intention that would causes more harm to the Citizens

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  • 27 November 2015 12:46, by siddaw

    WELCOME BACK, MAMA NYANDENG.

    They will make fun out of you but always remember that South Sudan is important than any of us. We need to first make PEACE amongst ourselves, in-order to build South Sudan

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