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SPLA chief of staff discharged from hospital


December 26, 2016 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese army chief of staff Monday has been discharged from hospital a week after being found lying unconscious in his room on Sunday 18 December.

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President Salva Kiir, (L), accompanied by army chief of staff Paul Malong Awan, (R), waves during an independence day ceremony in the capital Juba, on July 9, 2015 (Photo AP)

General Paul Malong Awan will travel to Juba on Tuesday after he left the Nairobi Hospital, multiple sources confirmed to Sudan Tribune on Monday.

Awan was diagnosed with malaria.

He was appointed the SPLA Chief of General Staff on 24 April 2014, after the eruption of the South Sudanese crisis in December 2013.

The United States sought a vote by the Security Council to impose targeted sanctions on General Awan, former First Vice President Riek Machar and Information Minister Michael Makuei.

The former governor of Northern Bahr el Gazal is accused of mobilizing Dinka militia group responsible for atrocities against civilians and violating the ceasefire agreement.


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  • 27 December 2016 07:02, by Future1

    Thank God he is save we needn’t death this time but true dialogue and hold those responsible for committing any crime, atrocities accountable. God only knows when will He take one’s life.

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    • 27 December 2016 12:20, by Jongo

      A men

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      • 27 December 2016 19:05, by Paul

        Malaria treatment in Nairobi? Isn’t that a big economic gain for Kenya and an economic lost for South Sudan? It’s nonetheless a national security threat to SS since this national could easily be bugged.

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  • 27 December 2016 08:20, by king kush

    ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?????

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  • 27 December 2016 09:44, by Jieng Nephew

    Bulshit! Soon he will be buried for good.

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    • 27 December 2016 14:31, by Redeemer

      Dr. Risk IO supporters who were celebrating are mourning that is why they are not commanding here, the Son of Fox has come back on duty, I have to know that, Riek fear Awan and I think he will also respect Mayardit for the rest of his life

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      • 28 December 2016 03:14, by john akeen

        Dr. Reik supporters actually are south Sudanese and they wants peace to come into south sudan, they always been talking to Dr. Reik about how to let the past go and to start a new leaving then fight, but Dr. Riek refuses to lessen to them, but if Dr. Reik-M continuing on refusing what they’re saying, soon they will distend or discharge them self from Dr. Reik. and the people are who talking about

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  • 28 December 2016 03:39, by john akeen

    killing in the media and talking bad about SS gov in the media are not SS people they’re from North sudan or from another country, because they wants SS to clops and they wants SS to continue killing them self and they do know Nuer tribes know SS has 64 tribes and they do know that they are not the only tribe who can decide to take out 61 tribes gov and because they are SS people they will end

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  • 28 December 2016 03:49, by john akeen

    this war by any means and they will stop rebelling against any tribe in the land of SS

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  • 28 December 2016 07:23, by Odingo

    Those he killed cold blood, are calling him.
    Who found him lying on the ground unconscious in the house?
    Kiir or kuol

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