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S. Sudan army chief of staff welcomes appointment of new state governors

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December 26, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s army chief, Paul Malong Awan has welcomed the appointment of the country’s new state governors, particularly congratulating army spokesperson, Col. Philip Aguer who takes over Jonglei state.

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S Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is received by former Chief of General Staff of the SPLA Paul Malong Awan at the airport in Juba March 6, 2015 (Reuters)

Awan, according to his aide, wished Colonel Aguer best of luck and assured him of his support whenever he needed support whether at personal level or in his capacity as the chief of general staff of the army.

“Comrade Philip Aguer is one of the best performing officers and that is why General Paul Malong, chief of general staff congratulated him and wished him the best of luck in his new role and assignment as the new governor of Jonglei state,” an officer in the office of South Sudan’s army chief said Saturday.

On Thursday, President Salva Kiir appointed relieved all the 10 state governors of their positions and appointed 28 officials for South Sudan’s newly-created states.

However, critics of the presidential establishment order creating and expanding the constitutionally recognised 10 states to 28 claim Awan has allegedly been working with the Jieng Council of elders and other government officials to undermine the implementation of the peace accord president Kiir and the armed opposition faction signed in August to end the more than 21 months of conflict.

They attribute the fears of the views held by the army chief of staff and his supporters to fact that the African Union Commission of Inquiry report which was released this year, wants those who played a negative role in the conflict or masterminded the ethnic target to be held accountable for their actions before a yet to be established Hybrid Court.

Both sides involved in the conflict, the report said, committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the conflict, which broke out in mid-December 2013 following irreconcilable differences within the leadership of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM).

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  • 26 December 2015 22:56, by Khent

    These mad-men are destroying South Sudan. Just implement the peace deal and end this unnecessary war, you idiots.

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    • 27 December 2015 06:37, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      Bravo & many thanks to all SPLA Forces both infantry & airforces particularly Malong Awan, Philip Aguer, Deng Wol, Micheal Makuei, Garang Mabil, Joseph Nguen Monytuil, Kuol Manyang, Simon Kun, Luis Lobong Lajor & many more others for having concentrated on national protection. Never relax for there’s still sabotage & rebellion.

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    • 27 December 2015 07:59, by Eastern

      Khent,

      These men’s case is beyond simple madness. There case borders on extreme paranoid schizophrenic and depressive personality disorder giving them the false self confidence that they are mightier than the world!!!

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  • 26 December 2015 23:43, by Developer

    The Dinka Jienge councilor of elders with Poul Malong have brought or developed high tension between Dinka tribe with the rest other S.Sudanes tribes. President Kiir has already declared 2016 ware between Dinka tribe with rest of others South Sudanes tribes because of his ill intention of 28S.if you have taken my land and give to Dinka, what do you expect me to do? I have to fight with Dinka tribe

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    • 27 December 2015 03:47, by Force 1

      @ Developer

      What else can you do against the decision made by the superiors other than just making aimless noise?

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      • 27 December 2015 06:14, by Developer

        Force 1,
        Haha, Kiir is Superior for u not for the majority people of South Sudan. Even if election is held today Your President Kiir is going to fail because Majorities us in South Sudan Hate him. He is not a good leader at all.

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        • 27 December 2015 14:34, by Force 1

          @Developer
          It seems you don’t have any clue about what the word superiors means superiors are the people over you at the level of authority whether you like them or not! I hope you have learned something today.

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    • 27 December 2015 06:15, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Developer, who do you welcome to your land Arab or Dinka? I hope you choose Dinka as your answer. Remember, Arabs took your land for centuries and dinkas kicked Arabs out. Now, Dinka is your number one enemy in south Sudan. Remember, Arabs are still in the corner. Who will liberate or rescue when your land is occupied again by Arabs. You should thank Dinkas for their love, compassion, courage, vis

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      • 27 December 2015 06:25, by Developer

        It better Arab compare to idiot Jienge councilor of elder of Dinka.

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        • 27 December 2015 08:11, by Hardlinner

          developer, it seemed like you missed the old days of arabs wannabes raping your mothers and sisters and at the same time calling you a slave. tell me which equatorians land have been taken by dinka?. stop your baseless claims and be realistic to yourself. if you don’t like to have your own state, just let kiir know and he will scrap it.

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      • 27 December 2015 06:26, by Dinka-Defender-General

        ....vision, mission, integrity, and commitment to fought Arabs for 21 for south Sudan freedom. I know you don’t see our vision for creating 28 states for you since you cannot see farther. Just relax and let us handle this challenging mission for you. Remember when Dinkas were fighting Arabs, you was abetting Arabs. Please don’t hesitate to call us when Arabs are close to your state.

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    • 27 December 2015 10:06, by jubaone

      Developer,

      The problem is no longer Dinka BUT the rest of the idle South Sudanese who have tolerated and encouraged chaos, anarchy and terror. What is required is bundled up our Forces and find the "final solution" for these scoundrels. The jaang knows only violence he acts on instincs as an animal and less on rationale as human. The sooner the better.

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      • 27 December 2015 10:51, by Khent

        jubaone

        The ’final solution’? Whoa, scary, Bari Hitler. LOL! I can’t believe that your state of frustration has gotten you to this stage. It amuses me to no end. I am literally in tears right now. Tell you what, why don’t you scrounge together suicidal men to wipe out the Dinka and see how that works out for you. ROFL!

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        • 27 December 2015 13:20, by jubaone

          Khent,

          That´s not scary, if you jaangs had the guts to massacre over 8,000 innocent Nuers in Juba and are envisaging to wipe the rest of the Southerners. What more is scary? It is culturally conditioned, that the jaang is rude, ruthless and has killer instincs which have to be dealth with. This is no time for nonsensical dialogue. The winner has it all. Period, ya aryan jienge.

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          • 27 December 2015 13:33, by Khent

            jubaone

            Of course it’s not scary. I was mocking you, fool. There is no evidence that 8 thousand Nuer civilians were killed in Juba. Embark on the tribal war that you so wish for instead of endlessly talking smack on the internet. The Nuer are not peace loving people either. Just ask the Anyuak. Their lands have been taken from them and their chiefs murdered.

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            • 27 December 2015 15:35, by jubaone

              Khent,

              Again, this is one of those denials typical of jaangs. They argue, no such numbers of Nuers were killed in Juba, the rest Junubin didnt contribute to liberation of the South and are simply Ugandansa/Kenyans or whatever. Well, then you have your 14 jaang states what else do you need in Equatoria?

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              • 27 December 2015 19:38, by Khent

                jubaone

                You have not provided a shred of evidence from any reputable third party that affirms your assertions regarding casualties, and now you want to pretend that my rejection of your unsubstantiated nonsense is part of some Dinka pathology. Do you just expect me to take you at your word? You need evidence, idiot.

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                • 28 December 2015 10:08, by jubaone

                  Khent,

                  What are sickening preposition. Even if substantiated reports were given, the jaang "conspiracy theory" that suggests all is false and the rest are simple liars holds. You are not different from your other jaangs. Even your good English compentency does not exonerate you from that jaang idiocy. The same jaang anywher anytime

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                  • 28 December 2015 17:36, by Khent

                    jubaone

                    What is so ’sickening’ about asking for evidence? You have to provide evidence for your claims. I don’t engage in conspiracy theories and I don’t attach any importance to them. I want evidence. Put up or shut up. This should be easy for you. Just provide a reputable third party source. That’s all I ask. I am intellectually far above you, so don’t even go there.

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  • 27 December 2015 00:02, by Developer

    The ill intentions of unillaterate declaration of 28 States of S.Sudan by the fucking groups of president Kiir can earns high negatives pride of Mau Mau rebellion of Kenya in to South Sudan. Lets hope the international communities can pressure president Kiir to withdraw his Ill decisions of 28 States otherwise it will earn very high negative impact on innocent people.

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    • 27 December 2015 03:19, by dinkdong

      What are you trying to say, "illiterate" or "unilateral?" And you made yourself sound literate, Jeez!

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  • 27 December 2015 01:04, by lino

    All Jiengs are not represented in so called JCE; I hope all Jiengs should come clear of this council activities, otherwise, they will be paying the price heavily!

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  • 27 December 2015 02:08, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    What a tribal army of occupation, oppression, suppression of views that promotes tribal apartheid, massacres and social economic retrograde. Please stop political tribalizing our armed forces. You will reap what you sow.

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    • 27 December 2015 03:44, by Force 1

      @Jur

      Talking tough is all you know how to do online and that’s all! You should leave all those noises to women.

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      • 27 December 2015 06:38, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Laying groundwork for your dislodgement Sir.

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      • 27 December 2015 18:28, by jubaone

        Force 1,

        No wonder why your "nyanjiengs" are backward and fearful, cos you treat them with contempt, you brutalize, rape and have low regard for them other than as sex toys. Thats why your jaang society is sick, paranoid and without morals. Again, we Equatorians dont want to be associated with such primitivity. Our women talk their minds.

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  • 27 December 2015 04:21, by Uncle J

    Rule with iron fist is what South Sudan needs, let them make noise the less fortunate minorities. Now that all 10 states are abolished I support full dictatorship...Kiir has to stop listening to white world because they are the destroyers of our beautiful country

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  • 27 December 2015 06:06, by Developer

    Uncle J,
    If King of Africa; Mamur Kadafi was gunned down because of his dictatorship. Sanda Husain was hanged to dead because of dictatorship. Notorious Charles Taylor is now in prison cell because of brutal killing of innocent people compare to president Kiir is nathing for international communities. The eyes of international communities are watching him with his crazy Jienge council of elders.

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    • 27 December 2015 06:48, by Force 1

      @ Developer

      After how long had Saddam and Qaddaffi have been in power? Well; if you don’t have any clue; then I suggest you count 4 decades before another Dinka comes to replace president Kiir. All you need to do is to just talk tough online and that’s the only thing you’re capable of doing! Dogs will keep barking until their voices ran out!

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      • 27 December 2015 06:51, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Watch out Force 1 you never know where and when the Dog will bite. A simple example is in Ezo and Torit.

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        • 27 December 2015 08:11, by Force 1

          @Jur;

          When you ambushed women and children on the Torit/ Juba road and killed them just because they are Dinka; it doesn’t make you anything other than just being an idiot. This is like me having a fight with you and if you defeated me I go the other way and killed your innocent one month all baby! That wouldn’t make me a brave man but an idiot!

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  • 27 December 2015 16:02, by Kenyang

    Army chief of Staff, Paul Malong has become legitimate target for Riek mouthpiece, aka Sudantribute but their campaign like many others before will be in vain. Malong led Aweil, the heart of SPLA for about two decades without bad blood among themselves or to sisterly neighbors. One has to be a thickhead to doubt our resolve to stand behind this man: against Riek Machar.

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