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July 19, 2016 (BOR) - Hundreds of pro-government youth took to the streets of Bor, the Jonglei state capital, protesting deployment of regional troops in Africa’s newest nation.

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Some of the angry youth protesting in the Jonglei capital, Bor on July 19, 2016 (ST)

Calls for deployment of troops were approved by leaders attending an African Union Summit in Rwanda, amidst protests from South Sudan president, Salva Kiir.

The youth, in a petition letter addressed to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, accused the world body of not being impartial in the current crisis.

“We the people and masses of Jonglei state hereby reject and condemned with strongest possible terms the unrealistic request of AU to handover Juba airport to the UN. We reject the conspiracy if invasion of a sovereignty state of South Sudan by foreign governments”, partly read the letter, also copied to the African Union, the regional bloc (IGAD), regional as well as international bodies.

The petition claimed the compromised peace accord, was designed by IGAD and backed by the UN to “frustrate and president and in order to step down such that a puppet and malleable leader assumes power in South Sudan”.

“Brokers of the deal pressurized the president into signing the unworkable formation of the transitional government of national unity (TGoNU)”, it noted.

They claimed the UN rushed into condemning the country’s leaders over the recent outbreak of clashes in the capital, Juba, which led to death of hundreds.

The letter does not also spare South Sudanese politicians who called for regime change, describing them as “puppets” who intend to destabilize South Sudan.

Youth also disrupted a meeting between the UN and the state governor during the protest. Some even pelted stones at UN vehicles in anger at the situation.

The state governor, Phillip Aguer also sided with the youth during the protest in Bor.

“Why take over Juba International airport? Did anyone or the government of South Sudan refused anyone to be evacuated? Did UN forces resolve the conflict in Darfur? Didn’t super powers learned from the death of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya?” Aguer said as the protestors cheered on Tuesday.

The youth were blocked by police near Bor airport and prevented from reaching the UN camp, while some a few of them were asked to take the petition to the UN gate.

(ST)

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  • 21 July 07:38, by Joseph Canada

    There’s no youth here. These are primary school pupils being used by the government to do iligal protest while they should’ve been learning something for their future in school.

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  • 21 July 08:22, by Eastern

    Dinka youth have been invited again; this time round, they have been incited at the national capital as opposed to the usual practice of inciting the youths in cattle camps - one reason for lawlessness and widespread killings in Dinka states in South Sudan. The UN Security Council and the ICC needs to take this into account!!

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  • 21 July 15:33, by Hardlinner

    those IGAD counties have hidden agenda and should not be allow in south sudan. matter of facts, where were those IGAD countries when people were getting killed by the millions in hand of Bashir. just prepare our forces to deal with those cowards. our forces liberate south sudan not IGAD or riek. they only two countries that have helped us was Mangistu government in ethiopia and Uganda.

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    • 21 July 16:08, by Eastern

      Hardliner,

      Nhial Deng, perhaps, the only Dinka in Kiir’s government has advised South Sudanese of your types "to stop being confrontational either the region[al bodies] to which South Sudan is subscribed. South Sudan shouldn’t confront AU, IGAD, EAC, etc. Kiir should aknowledge that Paul Malong erred in attacking J1 with the aim of killing Dr Riek Machar!!!

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      • 21 July 17:28, by Lango2010

        eastern
        stop your lies please, you and your like are the problem to our people. not Kiir and Machar. your comments always are divisive than uniting us. go to hell bro your ill information
        South Sudan want peace

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        • 21 July 17:31, by Lango2010

          even the blind and the deaf know who attack who in J1. if President Kiir wasn’t a man of God Dr riek was nowhere to be talk about now, but God knows the truth in each one’s heart. time will come when we will speak the truth.

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    • 21 July 21:10, by Mohamed

      Fact: all major cities in South Sudan were controlled by Khartoum when peace deal was signed.
      Except for very few like NimUly and Kajukagi and a handful of small villages.
      So please stop this bullshit about "SPLA liberated South Sudan"
      It was US who promised to lift the sanctions from Sudan if they signed peace treaty.

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      • 21 July 21:15, by Mohamed

        And the Sudan army never slaughtered South Sudanese as this current SS government is doing.
        Now any S Sudanese is a guest in Sudan without any bad treatment.
        In South Sudan no North Sudanese is safe.
        What does that tell you?

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      • 21 July 21:17, by Mohamed

        And the Sudan army never slaughtered South Sudanese as the current South Sudanese are doing to each other.
        Now any S Sudanese is a guest in Sudan without any bad treatment no matter where in SS he/she is from.
        In South Sudan no North Sudanese is safe.
        What does that tell you?

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        • 21 July 21:21, by Mohamed

          Everyone in this forum has a South Sudanese friend/relative in Khartoum today.
          Ask them how we are treating them.
          And for those who don’t know try to learn what is true meaning of GUEST!
          If that guest is in your village, city or presidential palace!

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  • 21 July 22:29, by marie

    I agree with you mouth. It say, speak the truth and the truth shall set you free. SPLA and SPLM have been lying to the world all this time when they were in the bush playing the card of victims. They think the world is stupid and would continue to believe in their lies.

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