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Greater Equatoria opposition governors call for united resistance


March 15, 2017 (JUBA) –Six governors from South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) have urged armed rebel groups who recently declared armed resistance against President Salva Kiir to make collision with the SPLM-IO in order to fight against the Juba regime.

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Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo (R) with commander of presidential guards Maj. Gen. Marial Chanuong at Juba airport on November 5, 2014 (ST).

Governors of Imatong, Yei-River, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria and the Kapeota states, signed a position paper welcoming Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka, an ex-army logistics officer, urging him to join rebels in Equatoria to fight for true “liberation”.

According to the Imatong state governor, Nathaniel Oyet Peirino, the SPLM-IO groups from the bush indeed expressed solemn gratitude for the new leader of the National Salvation Front (NAF).

“We agree with your statement that, we will respond to the call for unified resistance for which we lay our emphasis against the regime,” Oyet told Sudan Tribune.

“You’re coming out of the evil regime has answered our long-standing calls and desire that all Equatorians and South Sudanese is working with Kiir regime should resign without delay en mass and join our compatriots in the fight against the destructive regime in Juba”, he added.

He said the recent Unite Nations report, which described the young nation to be on the verge of “genocide” owing to the ongoing ethnic cleansing, needs a uniting factor to remove President Kiir.

Such an achievement, he stressed, may not come unless the South Sudanese unite themselves and fight the common enemies in Juba.

Oyet urged the country’s various opposition movements and parties to come together and remain united until victory has been realized.

Slake, who quit his position last month, announced on Monday that he had formed a new anti-government rebel group (NSF).

The formerly deputy head of logistics, resigned after he accused President Kiir of allegedly turning the military into a "tribal army." Two other top military officials who recently quit also accused the South Sudanese leader of tribalism, nepotism, corruption, among others.

In a statement on Monday, Swaka said his new rebel group, will fight to restore sanity and normalcy in the country, stressing that President Kiir “must” go.


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  • 16 March 2017 08:38, by South South

    Very, very sweet. Reik’s IO believes now in 32 states. Kiir Mayardit was right when he divided South Sudan to 32 states.

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    • 16 March 2017 16:09, by jubaone

      South South,
      I agree with Kiir cos he wants each of you to go back to your luaks to develop them. There would be absolutely no reason why over half of all jienges idle around in Equatoria doing nothing. See your fellow jienges in Nimule, the time for squatting is over, they and their cows have to go back to Jonglei. We need our lands for agriculture. Even Kiir should go back to Gogrial and do zira

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      • 16 March 2017 18:00, by BigEgo

        The National Salvation Front should avoid killing Dinka Civilians along the roads to avoid antagonizing The Dinka like Riek Machar did in 2013. Dinka are certainly fed up with Kiir’s government as much as the rest of s Sudanese. Advise Swaka to be wise like John Garang and there might be success in his cause. Combine hard power with soft power(winning the hearts and minds).

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      • 16 March 2017 18:11, by South South


        This is true, not an insult to you. You are very simple minded person even though you mentioned many times here how best education you have. Take it from me, if capital of South Sudan moves from Juba to new place, we will make sure to put in place very strong army to watch fifth column like you. It’s not going to be nice. Take it or leave it. SPLA is going to be everywhere.

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    • 16 March 2017 19:32, by Eastern

      South Sudan,

      You are delusioned. SPLA-IO proposed 21 states based on the colonial districts which gives Equatoria 6 states: 1-Kapoeta, 2-Imatong, 3-Central Equatoria, 4-Yei River, 5-Mid-West Equatoria and 6-Western Equatoria. Why do you want to spread your confusion and stupidity far afield?

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      • 16 March 2017 20:11, by South South


        If there is a person who is delusion and a very stupid in this forum it’s you who think that will win the war by using internet. Is there anything more than that to be called stupidity? SPLA is in that places in Equatoria with real governors not those bush men without anything in their hands but lies. Very straight to your face loser

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  • 16 March 2017 11:24, by jengelon

    Believe that forming arm collision only to over throw Kiir regime & his jenge fellow in Juba I think all ways are blocked I agreed with you ECE(Equatorians Council Of Elders) as reminder KOKORA org. is quite enough to handle it’s affairs it doesn’t need so call IO now operating in Equatoria land is an enemy Jenge & IO both are soft targets to the Equatorians FYA do not join IO You have people

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  • 16 March 2017 11:59, by Naath

    Dinka tribal gangs leader Kiir must reliquish power by all means. Calling for Dinka tribal chief (Kiir) to resign is the only road to stability and peace in South Sudan. Power hungry and tribal gangs leader Kiir must leave for stability to be restored. Kiir is the most foolish leader not only in Africa, but in the whole world.

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    • 16 March 2017 15:41, by nuer food lovers

      We must accept the proverb say.. Foolish majority, being majority doesn’t qualified ur son to be a leader.. Kiir mayardit have proven beyond no reasonable doubt that he is not a leader of South Sudan but but just unfortunately luckness of being supported by tribal hegemony.. But not tribe by the way only a section of the Region, coz Fartit and Jurchol in WBG r in trouble. We must learn to....

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    • 16 March 2017 15:48, by nuer food lovers

      Differentiate truth from the tribal mobilization, are Bor not Dinkas? We are all being killed, denied our rights of citizenship still we propagate tribal mobilization, I like swaka political maturity he is really son of S. Sudan and a person with vision compare to Riek, though he would be having any agenda behind the scenes, he have proven, he has a cause to rise against JCE.. Am a Dinka but...

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    • 16 March 2017 15:58, by nuer food lovers

      Riek has not only destroyed Nuer or betrayed s.sudan but also gave kiir mayardit and JCE a teeth to bite s.sudan bitterly, I wish swaka should maintain his stand not to be drag into regional or tribal campaign, the country is neither 4 Nuer, Dinka or Equatoria, a leader will rise any where among s.sudanese 64 tribe, kiir and JCE must go by all course. We careless from which tribe a leader emerge..

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      • 16 March 2017 16:05, by nuer food lovers

        From, our main target is to dislog this corrupt, child molesters, gangs of disgruntled, people who knew their chances to enter into history is out of date. BGZ is suffering, people are migrating into Darfur from Warap, Awiel and WBG, that’s from Spraying fan to the fire.. JCE are mad dogs, Aldo Ajou and Bona Malual Madut with their malong must be let to know a exit route.. Where’s the interest of.

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        • 17 March 2017 08:31, by Kush Natives

          Nuer Food lovers,
          I think you’re an abnormal human! Because, the comments and abusing languages that you’re enriching here is none fitting. I think you’re addicted to Dinka hatred. South Sudan is much bigger than the Dinka. So, let us address our issues as South Sudanese, rather than fueling fire!

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