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December 24, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir issued a Republican Order Thursday appointing governors for the 28 states created to replace the initial 10.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (Photo: Reuters)

The decree, read on the state-owned SSTV saw 21 new and seven old faces.

The new appointments, the president said, takes immediate effect from 24 December.

Those newly appointed governors are Natisio Loluke Manir (Imatong), Louise Lobong Lojore (Namurnyang), Africano Monday (Maridi), Joseph Pachiko (Amadi), Patrick Raphael Zamoi (Gbudwe), Augustino Jadalla Wani (Jubek), Juma Ali Malou (Terekeka), David Lokonga Moses (Yei River county), Elias Waya Nyipouch (Wau), Ronald Ruai Deng (Aweil), Rizik Zachariah Hassan (Lol), Deng Deng Akuei (Aweil East) and Bona Pariek Biar for Twic states.

Others include, Abraham Gum Makuach (Gogrial), Akech Tong Aleu (Tonj), Ring Tueny Mabol (Eastern Lakes), Abraham Makoi Bol (Western Lakes), Madang Majok Meen (Gok), Joseph Monytuil (Northern Lich), Teker Riek Dong (Southern Lich), Mayol Kur (Kweng), Philip Aguer Panyang (Jonglei), William Othon Awer (Western Nile), Chol Thon Balok (Eastern Nile), James Kok Ruai (Western Bieh), Peter Bol Kong Nguoth (Eastern Bieh), Peter Lam Buoth (Latjor) and Baba Medan Konyi for the newly established Boma state.

In October, the South Sudan leader established 28 states through an order, cited as “The Establishment Order No. 36/2015 AD for the creation of the new South Sudan states”.

“The fundamental objectives of the order states that; it will devolve power and resource closer to the people, gradually reduce size of national government, attracts experts to work at the state and counties level and promote social and economic development amongst the rural communities”, the 3 October 2015 order read in part.

The armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) led by former vice president, Riek Machar earlier rejected the creation of 28 states by President Kiir, describing the move as a violation of the August peace agreement, which came into effect based on the 10 states.

The South Sudanese parliament, however, empowered President Kiir in November to create more states and appoint governors as well as some state lawmakers.

There were mixed reactions to the appointment of the new state governors. Proponents argue that the president respected the will of the people, but the opposition described it as a setback to the peace accord to end nearly two years of the nation’s violent conflict.

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  • 25 December 2015 07:14, by Eastern

    The lunatic is at it again! He thinks by having the SPLA-io in the country he can go on with his 28 states project because his security apparatus will stop SPLA-io folks from exiting the country and the signed peace altogether. South Sudan is bigger than Kiir, he will see that soon!!!!

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    • 25 December 2015 07:51, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      It’s the best news ever! The only challenge here is the issue of borders. Let the committee concerned be formed.

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      • 25 December 2015 20:23, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        some of the rebels governors should have been appointed too if are to realize a genuine and just peace.

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    • 25 December 2015 08:28, by Dinka-Defender-General

      The best news ever. That is my president. Congratulation South Sudan. Now, the country is turn to democracy and people will rule the country. Thank you president Kiir. Now, people who are against you can shut up and go back to their states to build it or mess it up. It is their choice.

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      • 25 December 2015 09:05, by jubaone

        Dinka Defender General,

        If anything, the jienges must now get out of Equatoria inclusing Kiir. Each must now go to his luak including you.

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        • 25 December 2015 10:09, by Dinka-Defender-General

          Juba is still a capital of south Sudan so I am not going anywhere. Juba belongs to me because I loss 6, cousins, 2 uncles, 1 nephew, and my father between 1991 and 1994. As you can see the entire was wiped out in Juba. Therefore, I am not going nowhere and nobody can force me out with my units. This is my home ????.

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          • 25 December 2015 10:48, by Dinka-Defender-General

            I loss 6 brothers, 4 cousins, so as you can see the entire family was wiped out in Juba. It is my home and you cannot do anything about it pales. Born to rule.

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            • 25 December 2015 11:12, by jubaone

              You cant rule yourselves ya jienge and you say Born to rule, who? That is jienge scum. What you do is brute force and misrule. See your jienge states, poverty, misrule, revenge killings, idiocy etc. It is as if the evil satan lives with you. Perhaps you are his children.

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            • 25 December 2015 11:22, by jubaone

              Dinka Defender,

              Who killed your Brothers? Was is the Equatorians? No ya jienge, they died of hunger. Or perhaps cos of some jienge revenge killing. So that is jienge-bullshit. I dont buy that. It is just you are useless if left alone. You just Need Food.

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              • 25 December 2015 14:17, by Hardlinner

                Jubaone, juba belong to bari and may be some part belong to Mundari. it does not belong to equatorians as you alluded to . Mundari, Bari and Acholi looked somehow similar to dinka, nuer and shilluk than they are to common equatorians. so quit your crab. equatorians aren’t homogeneous. like said, people like bari, mundari, Acholi and other Lou speak landuage similar to dinka, nuer & shilluk.

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                • 25 December 2015 16:48, by jubaone

                  Hardliner,

                  Oh yes it belongs to equatorians and you jienges used to be water carriers for us during the mid to late 70s. So shut up. You belong to Rumbek or Bor and have nothing in Equatoria except perhaps look for Food.

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                  • 25 December 2015 18:07, by Force 1

                    Jubaone;
                    you need to talk to your father or your relatives about who use to work for who during the 60s, 70s or 80s in Juba. When you hear the truths about who use to work for who and why all Equatorians call for "KOKORA" You’ll be ashamed about your comment above! Just your relative why Equatorians call for "Kokora" if Dinka truly were working for you?

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                • 25 December 2015 19:13, by Eastern

                  Equatorians may not linguistically homogeneous but they are bound together by common cultural practices which are very distinct from hose of dinkas and the nuers. It’s clearly evident that the dinkas have been afraid of the Equatoria Nationality for a very long time. Kiir’s 28 states is aimed at annihilating this!!!

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          • 25 December 2015 11:09, by jubaone

            What home you aryan jienge? Do you have a home or simply a stingy luak? We want the capitl City to be transfered to Kuajok, Rumbek or Aweil. The reason you like Juba is cos you have enough to eat, drink and live in good houses. Without Equatoria, you are simply useless. and if you wish we will use boots to kick you out.

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            • 25 December 2015 11:50, by Dinka-Defender-General

              Ny families died defending you and Juba from Arabs when you was refuge in Uganda as Acholi Uganda. Where were Equatarians during civil war? Answer in Khartoum, Egypt, Uganda, Kenya, and around the world hiding from fight. Majority of fighters were only Dinkas and Nuers, but Machar messed up everything as he did un 2013. Remember in 2013, south Sudan was number two economic power in the entire Afri

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            • 25 December 2015 14:15, by Wani khooto

              Jubone,
              stop preaching those tribalism here, if you don’t need your state then appeal, rem south sudan belong to all and capital city is not for Bari alone to live in.u talk untill u forget yourself if Dinka have Luak so what do your Bari have which is better then that? thank to the president our state Imatong will be a great state so all are welcome to live and do their business.

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            • 25 December 2015 14:28, by Hardlinner

              Jubaone, you are indeed a child who does know where his food come from. if you would excuse me, please remember there aren’t oil field in juba for that matter. also remember how Juba was before SPLA of majority Jienge forced NCP to accept peace which lead to independent. the petro dollars come from upper nile and unity state not juba.

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    • 25 December 2015 09:08, by jubaone

      Kiir is just incorrigible, obstinate, defiant and outright an idiot. The best Thing is now for the SPLM-IO to throw away the peace deal and go back and fight. It is either the jaangs or the rest of the South Sudanese.

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      • 25 December 2015 09:39, by dinkdong

        Wow! Did you just said the SPLM-IO should throw away the peace deal and go back and fight? But they just came from the fight. Maybe you, Equatorians, should try it. It is not as you think.

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        • 25 December 2015 10:28, by jubaone

          Dingdong,

          Oh yes, this is how I think. The jienges can not just curve out states from other ethnicities to forge their own out of it. It Shows they want to stay alone. So each must go to their states. Why would I want to be with a less intelligent, rude and unmannered jieng? Jienge go Home JGH. You cant split and dont want to go. That is idiocy.

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          • 25 December 2015 14:26, by Wani khooto

            Jubaone
            Nuer who are majority fighting gov’ty are not tools to be used by you idiot, there is nothing like Equatorian boy? if you are not comfortable then go for war and never push Nuer, as the have really suffer you guys are enjoying yet you want them to fight for your feeling.Bari are the most coward yet use term equatoria to liberate them from their jealous for all.if you can not fight Mundari

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            • 25 December 2015 14:32, by Wani khooto

              Jubane
              if Bari can not defeat Mundari so how will you manage Dinka?rem there will be no Equatoria here again so make your own war and i know you will be the first to run to Uganda or Khartoum.stop you big mouth and never talk of Equatorian as it was just a region long time ago but now be in your own state.

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        • 25 December 2015 10:36, by Kenyang

          LOL. "It is not easy as you think."

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    • 25 December 2015 10:57, by Ayuen deng

      Maburuuk Kiir Mayaardit!!!

      Salva Kiir Oyeee !!South Sudan Oyee! Well done! Well done.

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    • 25 December 2015 16:47, by Johndumo14

      My Name did not appear on the list of governors for the 28 states,
      Now I must form my own rebels movment to fight kiir or machar troops. YauYau rebelled and now he is elected governor ,Dr Riek rebelled and now he is 1st vice president.In order for me to be elected a top general or governor,I have to fight untill I get top position.
      I call every body who want a top job in the gov.join me now!!

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  • 25 December 2015 07:32, by denis

    If Kiir respected the will of the people we would still have Bokosoro, we would not have 28 Kiir cronies, and best of all, Kiir would resign.

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    • 25 December 2015 09:03, by dinkdong

      What a good analogy Denis!
      Surely, if Kiir respected the constitution, he won’t fired and appointed elected officials - states governors for that matter. He won’t even still be in the office to begin with. By now, we should all knows that Kiir is a dictator and he can do what the hell he is please with. Let’s just pray he die.

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  • 25 December 2015 07:50, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Indeed Kiir with his JCE own South Sudan nations and her people. He can decide on anything he feels satisfies him and the gang. We see what is going to happen. I have always thought South Sudanese are patriots. Soon they get an answer to his madness.

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  • 25 December 2015 09:39, by Mr Point

    Dangerous,undemocratic and stupid!

    One lunatic said "the only challenge is borders". So,Kiir just need to solve that tiny problem and everything will work?

    Don’t be so stupid.

    More government does not make good government.

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    • 25 December 2015 18:21, by Force 1

      Mr. Pointless;
      Were there good governance when there were less governors in South Sudan? You see; who is now an idiot? To call someone stupid is not an indication that you’re not stupid either because an idiot knows how to pronounce the word stupid as well!

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      • 25 December 2015 20:55, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        This decree is too early! it may also carry the possibility of taking the country back to full blown war. why hurry! when all that is needed is to equally incorporate and absorb rebels’ ranks back in to the system.

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