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S. Sudan youth leader mobilizes for armed rebellion


August 29, 2016 (KAMPALA) – A South Sudanese armed opposition (SPLM-IO) youth leader allied to the country’s former first vice president Riek Machar has called on young people to join the rebel movement, which he described as the only party organisation that represents diverse ideology.

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Rebel fighters hold their weapons as they march through a village in rebel-controlled territory in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state on 9 February 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Omojok Obac said South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) lacked the basis of democracy and equality and should be abandoned infavour of the SPLM-IO’s “inclusiveness”.

He urged South Sudanese youth to join the armed opposition and champion democracy, freedom and equality.

"The SPLM/A-IO youth league also urges all south Sudanese to Join this Party with great political vision, objectives, and goals that are able to tackle all problems and challenges our country is currently facing,” he told Sudan Tribune.

The youth leader welcomed the recent solidarity shown by the Congolese government after it aided the exit of Machar from the bushes of Western Equatoria state where he had been holed up for weeks after leaving Juba last month.

The armed opposition leader was forced out of the South Sudan capital following clashes between his forces and those loyal to President Salva Kiir near the presidential palace on 8 July. More than 270 soldiers died in the clashes.

According to Obac, President Kiir’s government allegedly failed to implement the peace agreement mediated by leaders from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

The armed opposition youth leader insisted that the young men and women in the country had a role to play to end the fighting as they did during decades of war with Sudan. He claimed South Sudan will never be a free state unless all sector reforms for the liberty and equality of people takes place.


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  • 30 August 2016 11:34, by Hardlinner

    Those Who join up with militia of doom will also face their doom. Riek is mass murderer and no Dinka person can trust him. if you shilluk have forgot what riek have done to you in 2013 then be remind that Riek is worth grave to pay back for over 100,000 dinka that died as result of riek rebellion in 1991 and 2013.

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    • 30 August 2016 12:06, by Malakal county Simon

      You’re so delusional even Bor Dinka does not reach 100,000 utter my friend.... Even your dull brain could not remember the well known perpetrator of 2013 senseless war which was imposed on Dr Machar and his supporters by unwanted president Kiir just for the fear of losing SPLM top leadership to Dr Machar....
      Shame on you for being bigotry and ignorant, to tells the truth....

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      • 31 August 2016 06:49, by Hardlinner

        Malakal what logic wld a stupid person present to those smarter than him. People on these board would agree with me that u r mentally enslaved by Riek. If u don’t know the meaning of slave perhaps your mom will explain it u. Idiots only learn from their mothers. Since your dull mind lack capacity to process logic, be reminded that bor general pupolation range btn 380,000 to over 400,000 people.

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        • 31 August 2016 08:31, by Malakal county Simon

          I m being enslave by Dr Machar as you said just because I stated the facts the above in regards to whom initiated the senseless war of 2013?? On the other hand, you’re here doing a guess work about Bor populations being 380,000-400,000 with your own census with no proof and expect any one to believed you??

          Anyway, keep being drive by deceptions and soon, you will regret the consequences of it

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  • 30 August 2016 11:52, by Runrach

    This crook element is behind the news. I thought he has already read the appointment of Gen. Taban as country TGONU FVP. You have notice since day one that your gods father is dead politically. South Sudanese are more hormanies without Riek fullstop.

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  • 30 August 2016 11:56, by Kerem

    You cannot fight war while in exile. Leave Kampala, Nairobi and Addis and come on ground to face the lions. If you are begging donors of their money, use other means like talking about your refuge out side and do not talk about war that you do not know its meaning

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  • 30 August 2016 12:07, by Runrach

    Stop beating war drums by mobilising the youths to join your visionless warlords, first go to your own village and educate people to learn to use latrines/toilets instead of using small backyard farms as their toilets/latrines. How will you guys ruled the entire country while you lack the foremention necessities as well as the virtues of patience?

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  • 30 August 2016 15:37, by Redeemer

    I don’t know why anybody who support Riek only and only mobilizes for war and nothing else. Anyone who says to be fighting for democracy is a liar. Tell your warmonger Riek to mobilize masses for a peaceful change. Democracy is well understood in peaceful change my dear rebel youth

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  • 30 August 2016 21:22, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Wait a second, where are the White Armies to fight Machar’s war? They are finished or living in the refugee Camp. Recruiting in Kampala? That is a wrong place for recruitment. Why don’t you go to Nuer areas and recruit there? It seems Nuer Youths don’t have a appetite for war anymore. Come to Juba and you will see what I meant. Over 100,000 Nuer youths are in Juba as we speak.

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    • 30 August 2016 21:31, by Dinka-Defender-General

      In other hand, Dinka Youths already joined Mathiang Anyar. Therefore, stop recruiting youth in foreign countries because they don’t have an interest in your greedy war anymore. I know for fact. You are nothing than murders, greedy, and delusional brainwash. You should recruit youths to go back to school not war dummy. Furthermore, you should be prosecuted for recruiting youths outside the country.

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    • 31 August 2016 10:47, by jubaone

      Dinka General,

      Did you state that 100,000 Nuer youth are in Juba? Give them guns and they may do the dirty job of driving away Riak’s supporters. But if they turn around, then you will smell real jiengeshit.

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  • 31 August 2016 01:23, by allan

    No problem u can come fight and the things get serious then you can walked 40 days to congole like ur uncle Riak Machar

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    • 31 August 2016 03:29, by Akook

      Dinkas are ruthlessly savages and are very serious to kill other South Sudanese. But other S Sudanese have got real genuine reasons to fight off Dinka’s in humane aggressive domination.
      At the end as I know very well the current type of Dinka ruling the country is indeed a very typical fool! The country will break up. Chollo kingdom will much more likely rejoin Sudan.

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      • 31 August 2016 03:36, by Akook

        Nuer will have no choice special if Dr Machar is no more and their war with Dinka is still there, there will emerge a break away group from Dinka dictatorship. By these things happen it will already be too late for now intelligent Dinkas who are sidelined and keeping quiet to help retain unity of the country.

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      • 31 August 2016 07:08, by Hardlinner

        Akook, you talked about corruption but failed know that riek was part that circle. What we want in south sudan is peaceful transition of power not power grabbing. None those pretending to be good leaders are indeed corrupt too.leaders pretended to be good when they get kicked out of government. Case in points, Pagan, Riek, chol tong, lam akol, adwok nyaba and many more were all corrupt .

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  • 31 August 2016 08:06, by allan

    Akook even ur mom and dad want to bread out we will let’s them go we have right to, u can that finished statement a traitors

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