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South Sudan calls to condemn kidnapping of oil workers


Rebels protect civilians from the Nuer ethnic group (not seen) walking through flooded areas to reach a camp in UNMISS base in Bentiu, Sept. 20, 2014 (Photo AP/Matthew Abbott)
March 14, 2017 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese government has issued a statement calling for the regional condemnation and along with blacklisting the former First Vice President turned rebel leader, Riek Machar for kidnapping two Indian oil workers.

“the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) calls upon the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to condemn Riek Machar and his followers and blacklist them as a terrorist negative force. The IGAD should ensure the safety and unconditional release of the oil workers,” says a statement obtained by the Sudan Tribune on March 13 states.

Edward and Ganesh were the two Indian nationals, who were stopped and kidnapped on March 8 at Adar oil fields while they were on their routine duties.

The statement from the TGoNU was a reaction after the armed opposition released a statement saying they had captured two oil workers at Guelguk.

“The Transitional Government of National Unity of the Republic of South Sudan has learnt with dismay the kidnapping of the two Indian nationals who were on their routine duty to the field when their car was stopped by outlaws and terrorist elements belonging to renegade Riek Machar, who is operating in Maiwut state,” it added.

The statement further called for the release of the Indian nationals immediately, calling upon the IGAD to condemn Riek Machar and his followers and blacklist them as terrorists.

The government has said that the rebels are demanding a ransom of $1 million USD. They, however, refuse to pay the ransom.

According to a statement, the TGoNU said it has rejected a claim made by members of the armed opposition fighters who have demanded a million-dollar ransom to ensure the release of the abducted oil workers.

“TGoNU is bound by international law and UN resolutions to counter terrorist financing. The government is not ready to pay a ransom that encourages terrorist acts,” the statement stressed.

The government further reiterated its determination to implement the peace agreement with the aid of the IGAD which mediated the negotiations.


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  • 15 March 2017 00:19, by junubi

    why to kidnapped forigne national just go attack the oil field and clossed if you can.
    nowdays SPLA IO has become bokoarum of nigeria.
    why should you acted like a terrorist if you are man enough.
    fake rebell of food lovers.

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    • 15 March 2017 09:05, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      The IGAD, should do of course as requested by the government.

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    • 15 March 2017 19:08, by Chong Thow

      Why the government is calling Igad for kidnapping? Do they know kidnapping is illegal when they do all the country? Be hones,when the government do something wrong, nobody care about that. Why do the Igad involved when the IO doing something?

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    • 17 March 2017 13:35, by Midit Mitot

      Makuei Lueth/Kaya, balalalallala, hate speeches, who will understand your foolish complain about that fake deal? talk nonsense, the whole world knows propaganda if you don,t know.

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  • 15 March 2017 03:58, by marie

    Salva Kiir and his cohorts are the terrorists and a curse to South Sudan that are rampantly killing people and using population engineering to change the demography of the country by relocating his kinsman to the ancestral land of the people he has displaced. Pharaoh, enslaved Israelite but at last he was humiliated. Salva Kiir must go to leave the people of South Sudan to have peace.He is evil.

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    • 15 March 2017 05:21, by Kuch

      Marie, are you referring to Ms Yasmin Sooka propaganda and her band of creeps in the UN and the so-called *human rights* criminals:http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/876450766?-21266:8599:0
      Marie, you idiots have been letting yourselves being used by the CIA, MI6, the UN, their sleazy NGOs, their creepy NGOs and some of their creeps in between to toy around with our country>>>

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      • 15 March 2017 05:53, by jubaone

        You jienge scoundrels and lapdogs are just trying to deviate international attention from your hopeless leadership and attributing your failures to others. Kiir has been there since 2005 and guess what? He and his illiterate luakgoons have remained the same mentally and congnitively stagnated people unable to develop except eat, sleep and shit. Just shut up!

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        • 15 March 2017 10:34, by South South


          Kiir has been in power since 2005 and will remain there for another 30 years. He is running for election in 2018, do you know that? He would win big. Anyone who wants peace, he/she will be welcomed to work with Kiir. Anyone who want to impose crazy things on us, he/she will be dead or escape to Uganda. It’s very simple like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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          • 15 March 2017 14:55, by jubaone

            South South,
            No one chose and will choose him except the jienges. In my society such "non-entities" would be herding goats or cows and carrying for us water like the way jienges have been doing since after Anyanya 1 in Juba. He can be there even for 100 yrs, you jienges need him cuz he is the "useful idiot" who when drunk, the other lapdogs can freely steal.

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            • 15 March 2017 15:32, by South South


              This is very sweet from you. Majority of people in South Sudan will vote for Kiir, your tribe? Tiny minority, no one care about what they will do. What is wrong with a young man selling out water for people who need it. He makes honest and decent living. Can some one with good education tell me what is wrong with that? Education is not just reading and writing,but solving problems.

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      • 15 March 2017 06:02, by Kuch

        and our people. The Dinkas/Jiengs that you idiots often called names have taken their country back. Go to Congo or Uganda if you idiots think the Dinkas/Jiengs are your existential enemies.

        But for all l know, get your rubbish out of our country.

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        • 15 March 2017 07:13, by Malakal county Simon


          Maybe it should be other-side of the coin!!!! The Dinka tribe itself was the one who created other South Sudanese tribes to be their enemy dues to their foolish mentality of born to rule, empty thumb-chest, empty pride and want to kill anyone that’s against Dinka interest.... Where on earth a new country can prosper and peaceful with the mentioned points above????

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          • 15 March 2017 07:17, by Malakal county Simon


            You all are full of ignorance’s and that mean if you don’t change your current attitudes, you all be hated, chase-out of the country for a better South Sudan if that what’s it take!!!!

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        • 15 March 2017 07:53, by jubaone

          What "our country" taken back? Other nationalities stay to develop their country. You want someone to do it for you and so you just walk 🚶 into a furnished nest ya lazyman. Develop first your stinking luak then we talk. Otherwise just dream when to get your next meal with our stolen monies.

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  • 15 March 2017 04:13, by Naath

    Here is the Dinka go again with their liars placed the country in choas. The Dinka lied about corp, they lied about peace, they lied about reconciliation and TGONU. Now they lied again about oil workers. No oil workers the SPLA-IO kinapped at all, it is just a regular Dinka ’s liars.

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    • 15 March 2017 09:46, by DumoMakuachdit

      Dear 63 tribes,
      Please stop persecuting DINKA rather than Kiirizic virus that kills South Sudan. Not DINKA at large as tribe, you must inform your tribemates about this virus. As am talking I wants to guarantee that am from Warrap but don’t like Kiir completely.

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  • 15 March 2017 06:39, by Dak tak

    The year 2017 will go down in history as a year of propaganda as the failed JCE led government keeps issuing unfounded statement about ransom and kidnapping which of course isn’t and will never be the culture of the movement. The negative forces are government tribal militias, so called Mathiang Anyor that rape and kill only the unarmed civilians.

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  • 15 March 2017 06:54, by Theallseeingeye

    if those foreigners are left to operate freely the Gov will direct the revue earned from this project to buy arms and weapons in order to wage more wars against innocent civilians. and beside I don’t see any big deal with that, cuz some rule has to be broken (sometime you have to get your hands dirty), afterall how many times has the Gov violated HR, peace agreement, etc? and how many times...

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    • 15 March 2017 06:56, by Theallseeingeye

      has it been held accountable? zero. therefore why has the IO have to worry? I wish if they could lay their hands on those Kenyans suckers too.

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  • 15 March 2017 08:31, by Kat Cok

    Those who kidnapped Indian oil workers in Adar oil field are terrorist like Bokoharam, ISIS, they have no goal to achieved.

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    • 15 March 2017 09:19, by Malakal county Simon

      The same goes to those who kidnapped James Gatdet and rest of IO supporters are also terrorists too yah foolish Dinka????

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    • 15 March 2017 15:00, by jubaone

      Kot Cak,
      Those who kidnapped James Gatdet are now opening their toothless mouths and accusing the IO. It is these jienge luakgoons or "mbororos/MTNs" that kidnappeed the Indians to smear the IO. They desperately need some dollars to finance their families in Uganda, Kenya or Egypt.

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  • 15 March 2017 10:12, by Lino Nhial Mayout Gong

    as a son of south Sudan am still saying president salva and former vice president Dr. Riek machacr were born by one father to one mother[God to south sudan] lets us forget criticizing and pray God so that DR. machar leave mental thinking and joined Salva.

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  • 15 March 2017 14:50, by marie

    If Salva Kiir own Dinka areas and Dinka as his possession, that is your problem but he does not own the rest of us and South Sudan. He is not our god to be there forever. He was given a chance and squandered his chance, let him give a chance to somebody else to lead this country. I do not even advocate for anybody from SPLM camp as they have failed this country.

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    • 15 March 2017 17:11, by Kuch

      Marie, many Nuer and Equatorian idiots are the ones that keep Mr. Salva Kiir in power and they are likely to keep him in power for a long time with their tantrums throwing like little babies. Since has an election has been done in South Sudan since our independence in 2011 and Mr. Salva Kiir happened not vacate the top seat in our country?>>>

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      • 15 March 2017 17:19, by Kuch

        remember Marie, in the Dinka/Jenge land, people are more naturally democratic. If President Salva Kiir happens to over stay his welcome to rule the South Sudanese people, then he can be removed by force. Marie, Salva Kiir was elected by his SPLM members in New site, Eastern Equatoria by his peers right after Dr. Garang death and he was again elected by us in 2010 before our independence>>>

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        • 15 March 2017 17:25, by Kuch

          So Marie, what do you fellows think Mr. Salva Kiir will do? Your Riek Machar and his load of rubbish want to set a precedent of taking power by coups? Good luck to him, you fellows can go and ask him if he wants to rule the South Sudanese people again. Anyway Marie, Mr. Salva Kiir has his own failings, but don’t all have our own failings?>>>

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          • 15 March 2017 17:33, by Kuch

            But Mr. Salva Kiir is the most honest man in our current government. Mr Salva Kiir is always caricatured by some idiots that he is not educated. Well, Mr. Salva Kiir went to war in as a little boy in Anya-Anya one that brought the then Adis Ababa peace agreement in 1972. Which was abrogated by Jaffeir Nimery and took Mr. Salva Kiir to bush again in 1983>>>

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            • 15 March 2017 17:40, by Kuch

              and fought the mundukuru again gallantly until we got our independence in 2011. So Marie, where do you fellows who always bullied Salva Kiir about his education think, has failed in all these? By the way Marie, Salva Kiir is well educated than the fools who always called him uneducated. Mr. Salva Kiir is very much well ahead of you idiots in education than you fellows think>>>

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              • 15 March 2017 17:46, by Kuch

                but as l mentioned before, Mr. Salva Kiir has his own failings, but don’t we have our own failings. Mr. Salva Kiir is very soft on criminals and that is why some of your idiots in Central Equatoria, some Nuers and Shilliks are playing games with our country. Because they think, they are going to be pardoned and given some government posts. There are some limits though fellows.

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  • 15 March 2017 18:16, by marie

    Kuch, if you are honest with yourselves, Salva Kiir with Jeng Criminal Elders (JCE) started the war by killing Nuer in Juba. His rival is Riak Machar who is also vying for the SPLM leadership, the rest of us are not politicians. Let them settle their differences democratically instead of Kiir waging war in the whole nation. What does the people in the villages have to do with the government in Jub

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  • 15 March 2017 18:20, by marie

    Instead of settling the issue amicably, Kiir was advised by the devils to have a grand scheme of subjugating the whole country under Dinka hegemony by calling the rest of us as Ugandans, Kenyans, Congolese etc. These people do not even know the how these countries came into existence and how Africa demographic set up was like before the colonialism. It is difficult to deal with such people.

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  • 15 March 2017 18:23, by marie

    Riak Machar and the rest who followed are fighting for their survival. They had no intention of staging a war in country, the culprit is Salva and his JCE. Now the rest of you are just supporting him blindly not knowing that you have implicated yourselves in crime against humanity. All those who support Salva evil plan will account for his crimes. Look at the country and judge for yourself.

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