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January 14, 2017 (JUBA) - The Norwegian government has denied it’s involvement in an alleged plot to assassinate the chief of general staff for the South Sudanese army (SPLA).

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Former South Sudanese army chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan speaking at a Dinka Malual community meeting in Juba on 1 November, 2012 (ST)

"These are false accusations and a willful and gross misrepresentation of Norwegian policy, which for so long has focused on contributing to peace and development in South Sudan and for its people,” partly reads a statement on the website of the Norwegian embassy in South Sudan.

It added, “Norway does not hold any opinions, nor interfere, in the democratic leadership in any countries”.

The Norwegian government, the statement stressed further, categorically rejects the allegations made on 12 January, 2017 that representatives of Norway together with Troika colleagues were involved in discussions reportedly aimed at changing the current leadership in the young nation.

The meeting was allegedly held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Norway’s statement was in response to a release issued by the acting spokesman of the SPLA, which claimed the Troika nations (including Britain and United States) met with anti-government elements in Nairobi and allegedly plotted to assassinate the SPLA chief of staff, Paul Malong Awan.

The statement portrayed Malong as an obstacle to the regime change agenda and that achieving this implies that he is either killed or sanctioned.

In November last year, the U.S. requested the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on the leader of the armed opposition (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar, Malong and the information minister for hampering South Sudan’s peace process.

(ST)

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  • 14 January 19:10, by Fair Man

    Shame on you!!!
    The plot to kill does not need a meeting. Does Juba know how Dr. Khalil Ibrahim got killed. If there’s need, it can be done to Paul Malong or Kiir in their private residences. Satellite can detect any presence of wanted target and hit him or her silently. The world is still lenient. Nothing special why Paul Malong should not die. He has killed enough and he must be sent to see hell

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    • 14 January 20:04, by Joyuma John

      Mr. Fair Man,
      If people who have caused others to lose their life are to be killed then put yourself at the top of the list, because the information you always misrepresent here is more dangerous than firearm being used by government or IO.

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      • 14 January 20:32, by barbayo

        killing Malong is not a solution ,there are people worst than Malong ,Norway,UK and USA embassies should be close in South Sudan and Non governmental organizations NGOs to be kick out in South Sudan too

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        • 14 January 20:36, by Eastern

          Indeed killing Malong and Makuei will send a chill down the spin of the Dinkocrats in Juba and Gogrial.....

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          • 14 January 21:11, by Dinka-Defender-General

            Killing General Awan is not a solution to South Sudan problem because there are far most worse people in South Sudan government than general Awan. Remember, when John Garang died, people were thinking government will be strong again. Therefore, think first before you act.

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            • 14 January 21:28, by Eastern

              Having many ’worst people’ won’t help matters either. Kiir is into tribalistic and nepotistic politics already. Tonight, Kiir though changing Cornrlio Koryom Mayiik with Ajak is the magic bullet for the ailing economy. Why are you the Dinka this shameless?

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      • 14 January 20:33, by Eastern

        Joyuma John,

        Don’t panick! The network of regime change agents spreads deep into the South Sudanese societies thanks to the poor security agents of Kiir who go chest thumping around. For now you may have been misled to think it’s Mslong on the radar, but the next victim will be a different person. Cellphones of wanted persons can be targeted as Fair Man stated. Time is up for blood suckers!!!

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        • 15 January 05:12, by Joyuma John

          Eastern,
          You people shall cause yourselves a heart attack for no reason, there is no any force either internal or external that shall remove the government in Juba by force, and if it happen as so. you may not know at which direction it may take please, the presidency you are buying for your dear life, words, energy and time may go to the people that you hate the most. Read first between the line

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    • 15 January 08:16, by Ker.

      you are a fool a big fool indeed why do you wish chief of staff death? don’t you know his present has saved million lives in South Sudan? go to hell if you don’t like him.

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  • 14 January 21:35, by Eastern

    Breaking news!

    Kiir has fired the BoSS governor and his deputy and created 8 additional ’states’. The number of those to be targeted for assassinations has certainly increased.....

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  • 14 January 21:52, by Eastern

    Divide and rule policy has been used extensively throughout the history of humanity with various consequencies. Dear Equatorians, don’t go down in the anal fo history as those who have sold out thier lives and rights for a morsel!!!

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    • 15 January 00:05, by Fair Man

      Eastern brother don’t worry. Equatoria region is more united today than ever before. The creation so-called more States are just cheap political manuevres not withstanding our unity. They will be ashamed of poor performances of the these ghost states, whose population are afraid of being killed by Same government creating states and hiding in various safe havens.

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    • 15 January 00:09, by john akeen

      Eastern or Northern Sudan you need to come up with your real name to the media first than talk like a man, stop hiding like devil talking from underground world. Now understand this Gov and IO and everybody who is from SS are talking peace to come in their Country not Norwegian to come or Troika nations to come, if you are not SSudanese please stay away from us. thank you and God bless you

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      • 15 January 05:45, by Eastern

        john akeen,

        I am perhaps more South Sudanese than you! Take this from me, any Sudanese from the then southern region of the Sudan who sought refuge abroad is a Sudanese unless they come to South Sudanese to legalise their status. I can lecture you on South Sudan!

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  • 15 January 05:39, by Kush Natives

    There’s nothing to do with Norwegian governments folks, let’s looks closer to the fact. This is a part of the peace implementation planned by an elites groups within government to eliminate chief of general staff. There are too many traitors here in Juba who don’t sleep, because they don’t want this nation to prosper. Therefore, any attempt to assassinate Paul Malong are digging their own graves.

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    • 15 January 05:48, by Eastern

      So you are insinuating that Malong is holding South Sudan hostage by maintaining the status quo?

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  • 15 January 06:00, by Eastern

    You Kiir’s apologists should know that in democracy, there’s no CEO!

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    • 15 January 07:06, by Kush Natives

      Eastern,

      Those who are planning the plot assassination against the man should come upfront clearly, explaining to us (South Sudanese) of what Malong is doing wrong with this peace! Otherwise, this would be a crystal conspiracy theories that must be deal with accordingly! If those of Eastern are part of this deadly deal, then they must be hunt downs, regardless of where they reside.

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      • 15 January 11:48, by Eastern

        Ever heard of the hunter becoming the hunted. Stand warned on what you wish...

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  • 15 January 08:37, by Fair Man

    Kush Natives
    Whoever, is running public affairs, as soon as people get fade of him, the best he could do to save his legacy and life is to resign. In the absence of resignation amidst dissatisfaction, the best the public would wish of you is death. You must die a simple death. When you become a private citizen, no body cares what you do with your life.

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  • 15 January 08:40, by Fair Man

    Kush Natives
    What is wrong, son of bitch, if the death of Malong can be peace!!!!. In other words if his departure can reconcile the people of South Sudan, why not? Let him be the lamb of God of South Sudan. We will join hand as soon as his news is announced. Keep tuned. Men are working.

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    • 17 January 04:19, by Kush Natives

      Fair Man,
      FYI, I am not a son of bitch. We must respect each other, by commenting responsibly, an insult doesn’t do any good. I was just making my point as well as anybody here in the forum. The elimination of Malong will bring a great hatred in which will lead into genocidal attempt. And that’s what exactly the outsider want in this nation. This stupid ideology will not do good to us.

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  • 15 January 15:57, by Friends of Africa

    IT’S ALWAYS DIVIDE & RULE via ethnic fault-lines! The USA and Israel were the real forces behind Sudan dividing into 2 states, because they wanted your oil and rare earth metals and now its phase 2. The plan is to divide South Sudan also along ethnic/tribal lines, to spread paranoia amongst the leaders and opposition, to take each other out. THE WEST IS NOT YOUR FRIEND SOUTH SUDAN. Never forget!

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