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Tension rises in Mapel town after man killed


March 28, 2017 (TONJ) – There was tension in Mapel town of Wau state between the Luo and Dinka communities after the former accused the latter of killing a man in a village west of the town.

A man, identified as Bol Akot, is suspected to have carried out a revenge attack after five of his relatives were allegedly killed by rebels as they cut bamboo in the same village on Sunday.

Kwajiena county commissioner, Barjuok Ucu visited Mapel town on Monday to quell down the situation between the two communities.

An eyewitness faulted members of South Sudan’s military for taking sides during intervention, a situation, he said, spark condemnation from other high ranking officers within the armed forces in Mapel.

“What we need is for Bol Akot to be arrested and taken to face the law. This will give us hope that he will face the law over his action of killing our brother and if the government does not want to arrest him, then we will revenge on Bol,” the eyewitness told Sudan Tribune.

“Our people are now suffering twice, the Dinka are targeting them on another side, the rebels are chasing civilians away from their homes and abducting youth, what can they do if the state government itself is not capable to protect the citizens,” he added.

Sudan Tribune was unable to establish if the suspect was eventually arrested.


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  • 29 March 2017 09:10, by Dengda

    Change must have prevail, this is sad fact when you have one region or two to dominant the security of the nation and that is totally bias. Military is completed being dominated by constantly recruitment of villager boys from Aweil and former warrrao states. Lame accuses from the president that,what can he when people from other tribes refuse to join army and yet the recruitment budgets..

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    • 29 March 2017 09:16, by Dengda

      and training field is located and allocated in the same region of the president and chief of general staff. Not doubt that army which being dominated by Aweil and Warrap states took side, I do concurred with that. And don’t mistake I am typical dinka who is pro-change, national progress, inclusivity and transparency, and that why I condemned most of the commenters who argued on tribal line.

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      • 29 March 2017 10:33, by Kush Natives


        Don’t entertained any violent without seeing the consequences. Give us the lists of the conscripts who supposed to joins the training camps, and were rejected because of their tribal identity or affiliations?

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  • 29 March 2017 09:13, by Eastern

    Dinka has done this, Dinka has done that!!! Can the Dinka people embrace others please!!!

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    • 29 March 2017 09:36, by Dengda

      @ Eastern, lets be nationalist please! refer to my comment above, I am not happy with Dinka led government, but let us not take it from that perspectives of tribalism. But lets united for the change for inclusive and services delivery government, which will bring all 64 tribes and participated in the affairs of the hard fought country.

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      • 29 March 2017 10:26, by Eastern


        Let’s not try to evade the truth. There’s a Dinka onslaught on the Luo in the outlying villages surrounding Wau. These attacks carried out by Dinka herdsmen is being ignored by the SPLA-Kiir. The Luo are now flocking to Wau town where they sleep in the open with no food. What type of tribal killing do you want me not to talk about. I will remain a pain in the arse of tribal killers!

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        • 29 March 2017 11:21, by Dengda

          @ Eastern
          read my comment again, my point is not about denial, but condemning name naming, I would appreciate if all condemned the government, though I do believes over 60% in army are Dinka that’s fact. But naming on tribal basis is unacceptable and that is the main theme of my comment here, I was condemning your comment which base on tribal line. You know my comments very well on this website.

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          • 29 March 2017 12:22, by Eastern


            I am writing from an informed position. I work for a humanitarian organisation involved in handling the crises in Wau. I know what I am talking about. I grew up in Wau and know this habit of Dinka defending their own during disagreement or fights. I am not commenting on this matter just for the sake of it. Smell the coffee!!!

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  • 29 March 2017 09:50, by Lou Nuer The Great

    stupid eastern Luo will teach you alesson if you fail to hang bol akot

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    • 29 March 2017 10:29, by Eastern

      Lou Nuer something,

      Try another thing not the governance of South Sudan. Your Lou nuers are in disary; defecting from SPLA-IO and fighting against it. Back to the issue of tribal engineering by the Dinka government in Juba, read my brief comment one more time.

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      • 29 March 2017 11:26, by Lango2010

        the hatred is now planted deep by this Dinka boys and my own Luo people are dying. we are very patient love to coexist with other tribe but i don’t why this neighbour are hard to understand us. should we keep revenging or forgive them?

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        • 29 March 2017 11:30, by Lango2010

          I blame uncle Ilias Waya for bring this condemnation closer to our people and for siding with rebels anyway. will he be happy see is own dying and living in disarray in Wau town? please and please do something for us.

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          • 29 March 2017 13:03, by Eastern

            Lango something,

            Don’t blame Elias Waya. Blame the tribal kleptocrats who only want to advocate for the welfare of the Dinka people by creating high sounding bodies like Jieng Council of Elders, etc which antagonises the nondinka South Sudanese and yet it doesn’t benefit the common Dinka. When JCE wants to assert endear itself, it mobilises Dinka youths for death!!!

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