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South Sudan rebel leader makes major reshuffles


December 23, 2016 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese rebel leader, Riek Machar has issued decrees removing and appointing senior opposition officials in the faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) under his command and leadership.

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South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar speaks during a briefing in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa April 9, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Tiksa Negeri)

Machar, who currently stays in South Africa, made changes announced on 20 December.

He, in a series of decrees, removed several officials from their posts and appointed new ones, either to the same position in elevated positions or gives them different assignments.

The orders extended to Sudan Tribune appointed Agok Makur Kur, as chairperson of mobilization and organization committee, Dak Duop Bichok as chairperson of energy and mining committee, Peter Marcello Nasir as new chairperson of public service and human resource development committee, Aggrey Izboni Idri as new chairperson of humanitarian affairs committee and Goi Joyul Yol as new chairperson of education, science and technology committee.

Other officials appointed to junior level posts include Petro Juoi Machar as new deputy chairperson of the SPLM-IO committee for health, Sebit John Magok as new deputy chairperson of transports system, Oryema James Emmanuel as SPLM-IO representative to Kenya and Ambrose Lomin as new SPLM-IO representative to Uganda.

Majid Babiker has been named deputy chairperson for constitutional affairs, justice and human rights committee, Moses Gatkuoth Lony as new deputy chairperson of humanitarian affairs committee, Justin Joseph Marona as new deputy chairperson of finance and resource mobilization committee and also appointed Pasquale Clement Batali as new deputy chairperson of the SPLM-IO committee for foreign relations.

The officials, who have affected by the changes, include Dhieu Charou from his position as deputy chairperson of the SPLM-IO committee for mobilization and organization, deputy chairperson of health committee Kuong Dak, chairperson of governance affairs committee Ramadan Hassan Laku and deputy head of the SPLM-IO office in Kenya Adel Sandrai.

Machar also removed Sebit John Magok from his position as deputy head of the SPLA-IO committee for governance affairs, Aggrey Izboni Idri as deputy chairperson for finance and resource mobilization committee, Dong Samuel as deputy chairperson of constitutional affairs committee and Goi Joyul Yol as SPLM-IO representative to Ethiopia.


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  • 24 December 2016 08:17, by Jieng Nephew

    Not bad at all.the like of Ramadan who thinks good things come cheaply is a failed man as from now.let him try kiir.Good luck

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    • 24 December 2016 08:39, by Mayom County Troops

      fake shuffle ,how long Riek Machar will adjust him self from doing nothing from is life ?
      I compare him like a child, why don,t you learn how to make things in the right ways, like other rebel leaders who revolt for freedom of demarcate in Africa countries

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      • 24 December 2016 09:41, by Sadam Kuikoy

        @ Mayom county militias
        It’s a reshuffling not (shuffle)? your comment against Dr. Machar doesn’t make sense rather than revealing your stupidity and low level of education, why don,t you go back to school and educate yourself like others Mayom’s educated youths.

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        • 24 December 2016 09:54, by Mayom County Troops

          @Sadam Kuiyok
          I even did not get you properly about what you say .
          are you telling me that it is reshuffling or something behind my comment ?
          I know where ever there is a point like my comment directed to Riek Machar is where Adok Sons become naughty about it
          telling me to go to school is not sensible , because mistake is from ever body ,if i miss some spelling it does not means that Am not Ed

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          • 24 December 2016 12:27, by Chang Kuony

            Dinka’slave boy from Bul Nuer,stop gossipping around using Mayom of Bul Chol Geay Diing’s name. You are so slavehearted,submissiver and son of brigade militias whom had been use by Arabs and Jaang.shame on u. You mighty be from Dinka Bul Kuac of Tutkew Gatluak and clanish governor Dr Nguen Monytuil Wecjang Wuor. Ruei Majiok u are Camjiec Buli

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      • 25 December 2016 06:31, by Gatluak jal

        Mayom County Troops
        You are right, because Southern Sudanese people are sick and tried of so call Dr. Rick. The blood of Nuer innocent live lost in 2013 in his hands. I like the guy as one among the Southern Sudanese leaders but I don’t know if he understand the consequence of his action within SS since 1991 to current situation in the country.

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        • 25 December 2016 07:54, by Malakal county Simon

          Gatluak jal

          Please enjoy your confined slavery quietly while Dinkas/slaves are laughing at you how cheap you’re in their eyes!!!!

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          • 25 December 2016 07:57, by Malakal county Simon


            Black December initiated by your step-father unwanted Kiir will hunt you soon!!!!

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          • 25 December 2016 08:27, by Gatluak jal

            Malakal county Simon, I an not slave if that is what in your mind than you are completely wrong. Mobilizing one tribe against other will not bring democracy in South Sudan. By not follow my tribe will not makes slave to Dinka. The government is not belong to Dinka. Moreover, I am going to be the first Nuer to admit this. If we need Rick to President of SS, than we nee support from Dinka.

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        • 25 December 2016 08:36, by Gatluak jal

          Malakal county Simon, for Dr. Rick to become the President of SS, he need full support from Dinka side because without support from Dinka, it will be difficult for him to bring the pieces that ever one is waiting now.

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  • 24 December 2016 08:53, by Son of Nuer

    Congratulation to the newly appointed chairpersons and deputy chairpersons in different position, thank to chairman and C-IN C H.E Dr.Riek Machar Teny for the fair appointment he did go ahead Sir

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  • 24 December 2016 09:59, by Sadam Kuikoy

    Congratulations to newly appointed cadres, the person with all his/her reasoning capacity can never jump into the bus without knowing its destination or where the bus is heading to? only Nyakek’s camp that was simply and cheaply jumped into the bus without asking themselves of where it’s going? they just have forgotten the cause of this crisis simply because of USD

    Viva Dr.Machaer
    viva I.O supporters

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  • 24 December 2016 10:01, by Wantedd Kidd

    Big up to newly appointed chairpersons and deputies.
    well done job to the people’s choice leader.
    VIVA DR.

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    • 24 December 2016 13:17, by South South

      Sudantribune did not tell us why Riek did Reshuffling at this time. Reshuffling is done because Ramadan Hassan Laku and deputy head of the SPLM-IO office in Kenya Adel Sandrai left Reik and joined Juba. SPLM/IO is losing everyday. With Riek in exile in South Africa SPLM/IO will completely die in 2017.

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      • 25 December 2016 05:06, by Chang Kuony

        @ South Sudan,notice moron,the defection and submission of Jobseekers,traitors, government’s spies, oportunities and heartless money hunters wouldn’t change anything within our SPLM IO under Dr Machar.Those opportunities they were moving between Nairobi and Fagak but non had never been in front lines.who cares we have got more equalified people in SPLM IO.

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        • 25 December 2016 08:03, by South South

          You can sing day and night only under computer key board, but the fact of matter is that Riek Machar is a history now. When children start moving in a classroom and not paying attention to their teacher, it is a teacher who is doing something wrong. Good teacher will keep its classroom engage. People are leaving Reik because they see no future in SPLM/IO. It is your own problem, deal with it

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  • 24 December 2016 15:47, by Deng Gatluak Riek

    well done machar those who defect from our side for money are those who have no vision about the life of south sudanese people

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  • 24 December 2016 16:27, by Lou Nuer The Great

    congratulation for reshuffling of patriotic ministries viva

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