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Ruweng community threatens war over giving state to SPLM-IO


March 31, 2017 (JUBA) – Community leaders and intellectuals from Ruweng state in South Sudan have threatened to take up arms against the government’s decision to sack a governor who split from his peace partner, the SPLM-IO led by First Vice President Taban Gai.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

In a statement released on Friday, the community leadership questioned the President’s motive behind his decision to give the area to the armed opposition, which they accused of committing war crimes in their area.

The statement follows a protest by Ruweng’s native citizens who objected the President Kiir’s decision to fire Governor Theji Da Adwad after his recent split from SPLM-IO over land ownership with the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO).

“The Ruweng community is stunned by this uncaring decision, we are surprised by the action of the President. If President Kiir is sincere with the implementation of the peace agreement, why did he decide to sell Ruweng people to the SPLM-IO in order to implement the peace?"

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, the community claimed that many citizens in the area were mercilessly killed in Bentiu by forces acting on the directive of Taban Deng Gai at the height of the 2013 war.

“Mr. First Vice President, your premature decision to invade Ruweng State is a recipe for conflict. Ruweng people denounce violence and condone peace and development. It is evident in the annals of history that SPLA/M/IO directly massacred thousands of Ruweng men, women, and children, particularly during the periods of 2013 and 2015. These wounds inflicted on Ruweng people are not healed yet,” the statement read.

The communique added that it was too early for SPLA/M/IO officials to rule in Ruweng, reiterating their determination to all SPLA/M/IO politicians whether they are Ruweng or Non-Ruweng natives.


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  • 1 April 2017 08:39, by Malakal county Simon

    Accept SPLM-IO or accept war...

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  • 1 April 2017 09:06, by Loch-ley Gajiok

    More states, more problems. Go on Ruweng community, you must fight for your right and your land. Hahahah, isn’t it funny?

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  • 1 April 2017 09:16, by DHARCHEP

    I don,t think that the whole people in Ruweng State accept the decision to wage the war against the government of Salva Kiir Miyardit. Salva Kiir Miyardit has a right to put any person as governor in Ruweng State. Those who are complaining to wage the war against the government of South Sudan are Dinka Panaruu Community not Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom.

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  • 1 April 2017 09:21, by DHARCHEP

    If Dinka Panaruu want to escalate the war, then they are too late to initiate the war. If Dinka Panaruu where really so insist about a rebel being put as a leader, then why they don,t complained about Taban Deng Gai and Taban Deng Gai was a first vice president of South Sudan? Who is in a high position now between the person who was nominated to be a governor of Ruweng State?

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    • 1 April 2017 22:11, by Runrach

      Dharchep, truth must be tell. Don’t lie to our citizens that people of Panaruu wanted to waged war against president government. That is untrue. They are not for war as you incorrectly applauded. What they are demonstrating for is an IO leadership under Taban who wanted t annexed their land to Guit county. Okay stop lying to people.

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      • 3 April 2017 06:15, by DHARCHEP

        Runrach, If Panaruu don,t want IO leadership, why they don,t complained about Taban Deng Gai, who was the first vice president for over all South Sudan? Second, why you Panaruu complained alone? Why Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom did not complained? Is Ruweng State belong to Panaruu alone? This is because you Panaruu people are big-hearted community. Most of Panaruu were rebels.

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  • 1 April 2017 09:28, by DHARCHEP

    I and my people of Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom had a meeting yesterday that we as Dinka Ruweng community of Biemnom will not wage the war against Salva Miyardit. Since the start of the SPLA/SPLM struggling on May 16, 1983, Dinka Ruweng Community never rebel against the SPLA/SPLM. Our objective as Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom was to remain firm and united.

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    • 1 April 2017 09:35, by Kush Natives

      If you don’t mind, distance yourself, You don’t get it. No one mobilized you to this critical event, then get out of here! Ruweng state people can argue this case.

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      • 1 April 2017 09:44, by DHARCHEP

        Kush, I don,t want to hear your bullshit nonsance ok. Don,t say Ruweng State people. Say Panaruu people simple. Don,t attached yourself to Ruweng Community. You are not from Ruweng Community, but from Dinka Panaruu Community. Fucked it. Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom will not do that. I call and I talk to them. You people of Dinka Panaruu need to carry your own mission. Stop generalizing things

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      • 1 April 2017 12:54, by DHARCHEP

        Kush, you are son of bitch. Shot the fuck up and joined the rebel if you want. Most of Dinka Panaruu are rebels. Why do you go against your brother? He was a rebel that is it. If you don,t want him just kill him. I am glad that I am from Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom county. We don,t have rebel from Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom. Don,t spread noise for no reason.

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  • 1 April 2017 09:31, by DHARCHEP

    If Dinka Panaruu want to fight against Salva Kiir Miyardit, let them go a head. However, the Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom will not initiate that. Miyol Kur, Theji, and Machar, were all from Dinka Panaruu community not from Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom.

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    • 1 April 2017 21:34, by Dinka-Defender-General

      DHARCHEP and dear Ruweng community my personal advice to you is that just wait because President Kiir will replace the governor within few months. I think there is no reason to fight when you can wait for your turn. You cannot rule Ruweng Community forever. We are all South Sudanese people and anyone whether Nuer and Dinka can take a seat without being threat of war. We need to go back to 7 State

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      • 1 April 2017 21:56, by DHARCHEP

        Dear, Dinka Panaruu need to distance themselves from misusing the name Ruweng. Panaruu need to know the Identity. What I know Panaruu are not called Ruweng at all. I don,t know why Panaruu called themselves Ruweng for what. Call yourselves Panaruu please. Actually Ruweng name is like a prostitute on the street. Panaruu never called themselves Ruweng. I don,t know what happened today.

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      • 3 April 2017 06:24, by DHARCHEP

        I cannnot wait your mother-fucker lie. Why Dinka Panaruu did not wait, and when it come for the chance of Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom, then we have to wait. This Ruweng State will not exist in the long run if it still go like this. If the the government want it, then Ruweng State need to be divided in two: the Ruweng State for Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom, and Panaruu State for Dinka Panaruu.

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  • 1 April 2017 09:34, by Dengda

    Yesterday you were singing the songs of praise to Salva Kiir as banyda and good leader and now you are condemning his decision. I am better off and those who opposed Kiir leadership ability to stay the course. Ruweng community better take it as bitter pills and move forward toward change of really leadership and healthy reform. otherwise Kiir decree is endless and even would stunned many more.

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  • 1 April 2017 09:37, by DHARCHEP

    I don,t want to lie to anybody in this website. Dinka Panaruu people need to wage their own war against the government of South Sudan if they decided to do so, but on my side I don,t think they really mean it. If the mean it, then they need to think about Nuer as a second largest community in South Sudan. Did they win when the rebel? Dinka Panaruu need to think twice before the care their action.

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    • 1 April 2017 10:19, by Kush Natives

      Nobody want to topple the government of Salva Kiir yaa stupid, you need to understand English well! This community is demanding the right leader. I hope you understand now? Don’t jump into conclusion before the core meaning. You leave your home again like you did in 80s. Go back to Mayom.

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      • 1 April 2017 12:37, by DHARCHEP

        Damn ass Kush, I have a home call Ruweng. I am a native son of Ruweng. You people of Panaruu are full of lies. Don,t tanted the name Ruweng for no reason. You are not Ruweng. If you lost or don,t know your Identity, then you are from Panaruu not Ruweng brother. Why do you attached yourself to be called Ruweng? This is because Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom are pure community. We never rebelled.

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        • 4 April 2017 13:52, by Runrach

          This son of bitch " Dharchep" doesn’t know who are the real Ruweng people. Dharchep Ruweng is not Alor of Beimnom.Ruweng are three Communities: Paweny of Ater, Panaruu of Panrieng and Alor of Biemnom. Stop lying to yourself son of whore.

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      • 1 April 2017 12:46, by DHARCHEP

        Now you have taste the bitter of rebellious and that is why you people of fucken Panaruu are using the name Ruweng so much. Please stay your fuck away from Ruweng. You are from Dinka Panaruu. We don,t have rebel in Ruweng Community of Biemnom. So don,t bring that fucken confusion that you did in Panaruu to Ruweng of Biemnom. Ruweng community of Biemnom is a pure community which never rebel.

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        • 1 April 2017 14:19, by Kush Natives

          I know that you have never joined the SPLA since then. You were born and grew up in Khartoum, that’s why you don’t human’s right mean. Ruweng did not rebelled against the state government, rather then demanding their trusted and right leader. The demonstration means citizens’ voices through what they want. Go to bed, sleep and you hear Ruweng people won this case the next day!

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          • 1 April 2017 14:29, by Kush Natives

            If the Ruweng people didn’t rebelled in 1983, there wouldn’t be no present South Sudan today. 6,000 men from Ruweng communiity graduated from Bonga, the first SPLA training center in Ethiopia, most of those men sacrificed their ultimate live in Jekow, Boma and Mabaan battles, just for the course of the present country in which you’re proud of today. Again, 3,500 men graduated from Mourmo

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            • 1 April 2017 14:37, by Kush Natives

              con_ Battalion, Khazuk, Zhazal, Itifaza, Intizar 1 & 2, Igaaz and so forth! All that times, you were just busy digging toilets for Jalaba in Khartoum for sake of daily breads. What history do you know here? Don’t exposed your modern slavery in Khartoum to tough guys like me. The people of Ruweng MUST be given their right, NO more than that!

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              • 1 April 2017 14:48, by Kush Natives

                Therefore, no ones in Ruweng state need your disaster history of shame. You have got no legitimate case to make against Ruweng’s people here, rather then creating a diehard hatred.Go back to Bull village, that’s where you belong or dig your grave period. Because you’re a worthless animals who don’t comprehend vocabularies in a proper contacts. Your writing show that you’re a street kids

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              • 1 April 2017 21:48, by DHARCHEP

                Kush, you are sticky ass person who doesn,t know what you are trying to say.I don,t know where did 6000 Ruweng graduate from? Do u try to say 6000 of Panaruu or what? Brother, you are not Ruweng. Don,t misused the name Ruweng. The only Ruweng people I know are they Dinka Ruweng community of Biemnom. Panaruu are not Ruweng at all.I don,t know why the name Ruweng become lime a prostitute in the str

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      • 3 April 2017 06:35, by DHARCHEP

        Kush, fuck for the right of which the community wanted? Which right is better than having your own State? I know because Panatuu wanted to monoplized everything as theirs and they don,t considered the Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom. I never seen this kind of greedy community.

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        • 3 April 2017 08:16, by Kush Natives

          I think you’re intoxicated. If not, then you should fight your argument in respect. Do you personally have problem with this particular community or you just have nothing to offer? We’re getting tired of your illiteracy, donkey is better far of better then you. How many times I warned you to back off from this issue? Don’t keep barking like a puppy. I don’t know anything about you__

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  • 1 April 2017 13:19, by Modongo Mundra

    so confused, Ruweng is within south sudan and the president Kiir is the head of state the controller of all country’s affairs anyway it’s real pity to see that the citizens of same area, same country fighting each other over the land & position hmm!!! since we had decided to ally and along our tribal lines then it’s up to your hands to make it happen, this issue of Opposition & Government

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    • 3 April 2017 06:55, by DHARCHEP

      You are from Equatoria. If you don,t know Ruweng, where do South Sudan get oil?

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  • 1 April 2017 15:23, by Marco A. Wek

    I am not a supporter of any of the two SPLA/M given the way they are destroying the South and it’s population but for Ruweng threaten war on the bases that Ruweng has been given to SPLA-UP is dump. SPLA-IO are not aliens but South Sudanese.
    What are we gainigaining from this war that we are in now? Lost of lives, more refugees, displacement and starvation.

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    • 3 April 2017 10:34, by Kush Natives

      Marco A. Wek,
      The people of Ruweng have a very simple demand, "they want their governor, justice Theji D’ Aduot as their governor in Ruweng state period. If president Kiir agreed on this issue, then they will go back home or Ruweng state tomorrow. I think and others as well, this is a very simple and less demands that doesn’t need any complications.


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  • 1 April 2017 16:52, by Padiet Deng Alony

    plan c of io is to let Dinka fight themselves period watch out,if Padang Jeing involved in this war it will be worse because Apadang areas are the one giving resources to the goverment now

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    • 3 April 2017 10:59, by Kush Natives

      Padiet Deng Alony,
      E yic menh pan-Ayoongdiit! Nhialic de Abraham will work its way out. But, this is a deadly and critical case.

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  • 1 April 2017 17:34, by Deng II

    Kiir always appease Taban Deng son of Nuer whore by giving him Ruweng people so that Taban can benefit from 2% of oil and created Nuer County within the county of Panaruu people. Revolution within Dinka herself is guaranteed near to doorstep to get rid of this useless endless decree.

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    • 1 April 2017 17:55, by jubaone

      Deng II,
      Cool down, Kiir has Taban as his junior partner and if you follow their agreement, about 5-7 states must have a SPLA-IO (Crown Hotel) governors. You jienges must stick to agreements otherwise you are just a confused lot. Today this, tomorrow that. You cant have it all your way. Otherwise form your own jienge republic and mess it up.

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  • 1 April 2017 19:19, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Not only Ruweeng State have a problem, the big problem is East Nile State also a. Uncle Kiir has betray Ngok people of Great Upper Nile in generally. Any politicians position shall be elected. Governors, MPS and mayor/Commissioners by their local population. Uncle Kiir did not listen to these issues, will result the dangerous consequence.

    Great Upper Jieng stand Up tall

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  • 1 April 2017 19:20, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Not only Ruweeng State have a problem, the big problem is East Nile State also a. Uncle Kiir has betray Ngok and Padang people of Great Upper Nile in generally. Any politicians position shall be elected. Governors, MPS and mayor/Commissioners by their local population. Uncle Kiir did not listen to these issues, will result the dangerous consequence.

    Great Upper Jieng stand Up tall

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