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S. Sudan’s Kiir installs unwanted new Ruweng governor


President Salva Kiir (C) poses for a photograph with FVP Taban Deng Gai (L) and Second VP James Wani Igga (R) at the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, July 26, 2016. (Photo Reuters/Jok Solomun)

April 3, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Monday has installed a new governor in Ruweng State, a state in the Greater Upper Nile region allocated to the SPLM-IO in a power-sharing deal with the former rebel turned First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai.

Governor Them Machar Kuol has been sworn in by President Salva Kiir at a ceremony at the presidency of the republic in Juba, despite a massive support for the former Governor Theje Adwad Deng who was relieved after his defection of the SPLM-IO.

Governor Kuol who has been rejected by the Dinka people of Ruweng was appointed to replace Adwad Deng. The Ruweng community sent a letter to President Kiir requesting to halt the swearing in of the new governor, amid threats to resort to violence.

“The newly appointed Governor of Ruweng state Hon. Them Machar Kuol was sworn in at the State House in Juba today before President Salva Kiir Mayardit. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai and was presided over of Justice John Gatwich, the Deputy Chief Justice,” said a statement issued by the office of President Kiir on Monday evening.

The statement did not allude to the Ruweng community’s opposition to the new governor but mentioned an appeal by President Kiir “for unity among the community.”

“In his remarks after the swearing in of the governor, President Kiir appealed to the newly appointed governor to work and cooperate with the community members in the state. President Kiir called on the Governor to have a dialogue with the people in a peaceful manner in order to find a solution in the state,” the statement added.

The statement further added that Gai believes the appointment of Governor Them would unite the Dinka people in Ruweng to live peacefully with their neighbours.


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  • 3 April 23:35, by Runrach

    Kiir and Taban are the number one enemies of South Sudanese people. The sworn in Of Ustaz Them Michar as Rs governor is unconstitutional insult to people of Ruweng state. Pleasing Taban’s demands rather than pleasing the state populace will is something that the leaders are yet to answer if there were an independent judiciary in place for this case to be look at in legal prospective. Shame to Kii

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  • 4 April 01:31, by lino

    It is not fun creating states on tribal lines. The country will not settle anymore!!!

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  • 4 April 08:22, by Raankan

    This is Collaboration agaist the people of Ruweng State and Ruweng people must stand afirm agaist this eneemies,the people of Ruweng do not accept this Traitor Governor who sell out the land to Taban of position and he will remain in Juba to work with father.

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  • 4 April 10:22, by Kush Natives

    The case is closed on Ruweng people! Lets see the outcome of their demands________________________________________!

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    • 4 April 12:21, by DHARCHEP

      Now you said the case is closed" because you lost the demand that you are supporting. Everybody is equal regardless whether ones is a rebel or not. Chances is for everyone too. Them Machar Kuol was a Dinka from Panaruu and he was a rebel from Panaruu. I don,t see why you neglected him. panaruu people bear in mind that this State so called Ruweng will not exist in the long run. Quote me right.

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      • 4 April 20:37, by Kush Natives

        Which case have I lost? You celebrating this, because you’re a rebel. "I said the case is closed" yes people of Ruweng state are for the implementation his (Taban) agendas. Wanh- De’ Daniel, Yaar and rest of their land is a RED-LINE! They know their neighbors listens in their "assess" like you DHARCHEP. Lets see who’s a robots this time.

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    • 4 April 12:26, by DHARCHEP

      Kush, why do you said "let see the outcome" and you Dinka Panaruu were threating Salva Kiir Miyardit that you will wage the war against him? Lie is not good at all. It was Salva Kiir Miyardit who created Ruweng State when the Ruweng Community paramount Chief SIMON BOL MAYIIK from Biemnom when to Salva Kiir Miyardti for the seek to create Ruweng.

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    • 4 April 12:33, by DHARCHEP

      I am glad that the Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom are maintaining their silences. We Dinka Ruweng people of Biemnom we are respecting Salva Kiir Miyardit. Even if Salva Kiir Miyardit said that he is going to bring Omar El Bashir,to be a governor of Ruweng State, we will still come down because we are not a greedy community. "Patience is important"

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      • 4 April 14:15, by Ater

        you stop pretending son of bitch,you dont belong to Ruweng state you beggar.your days are numbered to be identified.

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        • 4 April 15:27, by DHARCHEP

          Ater, fuck you son of bastard or wedlock person. I am a pure native Ruweng from Mijuan clan. I am from fake Panaruu who called themselves Ruweng while the are from Panaruu. Fuck you with all you friends from Panaruu. I am native son Dinka Ruweng community of Biemnom.

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    • 4 April 12:36, by DHARCHEP

      If Dinka Panaruu doesn,t want a rebel to rule them, then why they did not fight against Taban Deng Gai when he was appointed as a first vice president of South Sudan by Salva Kiir Miyardit?

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  • 4 April 13:12, by Sadam Kuikoy

    Dinka Panrieng, don,t make noises against the vice president Ley Nyakek Lam, now we shall be extending our farm in Manga to Nyiel up to Tor junction, where will you go? the president has chosen the governor and the vice president has given his recommendation so what?

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    • 4 April 14:02, by Ater

      Saddam Kui
      leave alone Manga,crossing into Ruweng land is red line and that is when we will will fuck your ass.I know you will not withstand our wrath and that is obvious.

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      • 4 April 14:51, by Sadam Kuikoy

        Ater when did it become a red line to cross to Pandiar, if not because you sold your girls and young women to JEM and Nubian to protect you, we would be been spent the last four years in Your land.

        I think you remember those days when fearless Peter Par Jiek and Gatluak Doamai defeated up to Nuba mountain.

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        • 4 April 15:08, by Ater

          Remember we have not forgotten our children and women you cowardly killed in Agarak.Dont celebrate yet

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          • 4 April 15:25, by Ater

            we will closely watch the move of new appointed governor,and abuse of state office will lead to his loss of office by all meant Mr stupid Taban.

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            • 4 April 15:41, by Sadam Kuikoy

              @ ater
              Them Machar is appointed and will be coming to Pandiar, what are you going to do?
              We are going to extend our farm to Nyiel and eventually to Tor junction, what are you going to do?

              just remain barking like a dog, who cares!

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        • 5 April 08:19, by Ater

          Only that you dont feel the pinch of being fucked up,This time around we will start with Nuer residing in Panrieng. Tell me where in Jekenyland will you find panaruu. Dont take our compassionate heart as point of our weaknss.I know where civil population in former Guit county are hiding from the threat of regime of Salva Kiir but never and never shall we as panaruu youth take advantage

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          • 5 April 08:36, by Ater

            of this regime to destroy you simply because doing so will not make us great or make us winners but destroyers which is the worst human attributes.Some south Sudanese murder their own citizens just because sex is free.killed to replace it with another.Women are getting tired of being used by men specially in nuerland.

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  • 4 April 15:04, by Roth yie Budor Tel

    Appointment on a daily base

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  • 4 April 15:53, by Chiir

    There only couple reasons why Taban Them so bad.
    Taban thinks oil facilities will be re-started soon so that he can get benefits from the oil, just like how he used to.

    Taban wants to reclaim Munga as his home. That is why he pressed Theje so hard so that theje could implement his demands.

    Taban wants to have a strong base in Unity so that he can advance go for 2018 elections.

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  • 4 April 15:58, by Chiir

    ...and for those who think that Them will bring peace in Ruweng. That is not going to happen, unfortunately. If Them tries to implement any of Taban demands, he will get his ass kicked pretty quick and if he insists on retaining the position, he will, forever, regret losing his political career. Apparently, there are some thieves in Ruweng waiting to be appointed by them as officials.

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    • 4 April 16:05, by Chiir

      Them must not be allowed to lay off anyone in the State, for if he is allowed, he will employ Nuer in Jieng coats or some thieves who have no ethics and can go in bed with Taban whenever Taban demand political intercourse!

      Western Panaruu must not allow anyone to sell their land to Nuer or Nuer in Jieng coats! Doig so will be great betrayal of the people who fought so hard during the 80s-90s war

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  • 4 April 16:05, by Nyesi Ta

    After the Dinka savages finish the rest of other tribes as they often think, it will not be a surprise that they will go onto each other’s throats to kill each other big time as I always believe the last war in South Sudan will be between Dinka savages themselves.

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  • 4 April 16:10, by Chiir

    If Taban and Them misbehave in Ruweng state, I swear to God, we will fight them to death. And I want to sound strong warning to people who brag about war! We fought Nuer with no help from 1991-1997 with no help from anyone. So, never try to mess with us, or else we bring our dicks to fuck anyone who disobey the Ruweng Dinka! we will fight to the last man! Take it seriously.

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    • 5 April 01:30, by Deng II

      Who is this asshole called DharChep? I don’t think he is from Ruweng Alor? If there is a possibility he does,then may be a rap consequence’s child from 1991 by the worst Traitor of all time Riek Machar Soldiers or by Bagarra(Arab) when they chased Alor away from their lands in 1980s. This is why he don’t know the history of Ruweng People.

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