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April 28, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government army (SPLA) Friday has gained control of the headquarters of armed opposition forces, displacing over 25,000 civilians without humanitarian assistance.

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Rebel commander Johnson Olony speaks to the press upon arrival at Juba international airport on 13 June 2013 (ST)

The SPLA spokesperson, Colonel Santo Domic said government forces took Kodok town on Wednesday after three days of fighting with armed opposition fighters under the overall command of Johnson Olony, who allied himself to the SPLM-IO led by the exiled former First Vice President, Riek Machar.

The military spokesperson said they were forced to take the town because they have reports that civilians trapped in the rebel-held areas were starving and the government was being blamed for denying humanitarian access to the place.

Ten days ago a group of 10 Shilluk tribal leaders in the Upper Nile accused Olony of killing officers from the Agwelek section of the Shilluk tribe in Panyikang County. The rebel general also belongs to the same tribal section.

Gen. Johnson Colony and his troops joined the SPLA in 2013 when he returned from Sudan after accepting a presidential amnesty. However he joined the SPLM-IO in July 2015.

In April 2015, Johnson Colony defected and captured the capital of the oil-rich Upper Nile state, Malakal, and Melut, headquarters of Melut county which is adjacent to the main oilfields of Paloch, in joint operations with SPLA-IO rebels before the towns were retaken by the government.

The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders on Wednesday announced that nearly 25,000 people have been displaced by intense fighting between in Kodok between the government forces and the rebel fighters.

"The humanitarian organisations that have, up until now, been providing essential medical services, water, food, non-food items, and shelter have had to temporarily suspend activities on the west bank of the Nile because of the increasing insecurity," further said Marcus Bachmann head of MSF mission in South Sudan

The statement expressed deep concern for those who would be forced to trek across the border to Sudan in search of safety in refugee camps if they do not get protection.

(ST)

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  • 29 April 02:29, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Wagging war in South Sudan! Ohoo!!! My people who cursed you to be man wariero? Let Put down the guns and used them as the means of constructions instead of means of destruction.Now we are back to square one.Just chaos to disrupt the Natiinal Peace dialogue🌶Spoiler of the peace accord, God hear us, We are finish finishing in the hand of interest groups,When will we be Free and last?

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    • 29 April 07:23, by Mi diit

      I doubt the credibility of this news tip. However if it comes true,then JCE’s, JEM’s and SPLA/M-North’s Ansars can win the battle but not the war.
      Viva Aguelek!
      Viva SPLA IO

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      • 29 April 09:22, by Liberator

        Midiit
        You are finished, What I knew GOD will punish you soon because you are supporting and betting the drums of War and you don’t go for the war yourself ,just innocent Nuer and Chillo children are dying because of you and you are enjoying good life in the hotels .wait your days are numbered by almighty GOD

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        • 29 April 10:09, by Mi diit

          Liberator
          It’s your tribemen that will face God and not the victims. Do you think God acts like incompetent Kiir?
          God doesn’t stand with the oppressors but with the oppressed.

          Struggle continues to the last man?🚹?!

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        • 29 April 10:13, by Mi diit

          Liberator
          Almighty God doesn’t stand with the oppressor but with the oppressed.
          You may only call on T.B Joshua and Dengdiit but not the good God that I believe in.
          Struggle continues to the last man ? 🚹 ?!

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          • 29 April 13:14, by Liberator

            Dear Midii
            God does not stand with those who don’t respect his ten commandments, and I believed 100% no single law of God you guys adore so how can God defend you? . you like killing of innocent people ,looting ,raping , which are totally unacceptable in the Bible, you really betrayed God for killing innocent people that

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            • 29 April 13:18, by Liberator

              Cont were given a task by almighty God on earth , Midiit you will disappear on this forum at any time if you continue supporting death ,mark my works Sudan tribune readers

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        • 30 April 15:56, by Wise Fox

          Liberator,
          Mighty Agwellek was not defeated but that was tactical withdrawal due to lack of logistics. Now we are going to use a Gorilla war, you will soon cry when the pipelines will be on fire, believe my word. Your BIG daddy will cry soon.

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      • 29 April 10:49, by Kalo

        Midiit,mind for your own business, SPLM-N has nothing to do with current fighting in Chollo land though we have bases in Kaunyaro and Warni,i warn you to stop this Midiit!there is nothing easy in revolution,Gen,Olony was just trader-militant,he recruited the kids,he knew nothing about military tactics,was just a civilian like Yauyau.

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        • 29 April 12:44, by Mi diit

          Karoo (Karlo)

          Just buy for yourself a donkey (Karo) so that you sell water for your survival. SPLA North has died lang syne.

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          • 29 April 14:28, by jubaone

            Mi diit,
            The nuba man Kalo should not buy a donkey, he should buy a bucket or jerdel to carry some jellaba Urara. It’s these suckers that helped the jienges capture Kodok. Jienges alone would not have the capacity and courage.

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      • 29 April 10:55, by Kalo

        Midiit,
        Let me tell you where did Johnson Olony revieved his logistics for Sudan: the first road, Liri-Wankur,Tonja,the 2nd road,Abujebai-Giret-Kalga- Kalgany-Kodok,the 3rd,kosti- Abujabai-Kaka and Kodok-Wau shulluk upto Pangak,we know all this,there is no need for nonsense.
        Son of Nuba

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        • 29 April 11:15, by Eastern

          Kalo,

          The useless Nuba man! These are the same routes the Black Africans through Museveni of Uganda support SPLA North! Let’s face the beauty of war because peace is not attractable....!

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          • 29 April 14:04, by Kalo

            Midiit,Eastern and Jubaone,fighting through internet and busing won,t help,let me assure you that,Nuba people are capable to defense their mother land and civilians from your masters Jalaba but will you defense your civilians from Jieng as you always complain through Radio Tamazij,i was in S.Sudan for dozens years i knew each tribe behavior and ambitions,you will be losers coz of senseless war

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            • 29 April 14:14, by Kalo

              Cont.
              Midiit,Eastern and Jubone,we were force to continues fighting with jalabas after your Independence because our mission was not yet accomplished but why are you fighting for?tribal war or Riek to be vice President,bear in mind that you have nothing to liberated again in S.Sudan,Riek and other politicians will join the government,no compensation for the victim of war.
              Son of Nuba

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              • 29 April 16:24, by jubaone

                Kalo
                You fought for the jienges and not for SS people. if then, ask the jienges to help you liberate Kordofan from the mundukurus. You were used by jienges as canon fodder, killed and maimed. You got to do it alone cos the jienge has fooled you. Cant you see? Then you are the real numbskull Nuba who cant think. How many jienges are in Kordofan fighting for you now?

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            • 29 April 14:35, by jubaone

              Kalo,
              First clean that shit in Kordofan and then you can spew your nuba shit about SS. Let us alone to sort out with the jienges unless ofcourse you have become a surrogate or muarass. Go to the Nuba Mts and wait there. It is hard enough to change a jienge, it is even a nightmare changing a nuba. Jienge +Nuba=chaos

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        • 29 April 14:55, by jubaone

          Mi diit,
          How does this nuba man Kalo know all these routes? Either he is a SPLA-N hireling and mercenary or a domestic servant to one of these jienge benydit and bandit. Watch out fellows the jienge-Nuba axis of illiterates and chaos people. Imagine a country of jienges and Nubas only? That is a terrifying thought. Nasty. Don’t want to be associated with these....

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          • 29 April 16:32, by Kalo

            Traitors Jubaone,Eastern and Midiit,no one is carrying feces of jalabas as most of you are thinking,it was the same slavery of Arabs make you separated from Sudan but you are still bowing down to them begging for food,fucking your mothers at the borders,for the roads:all those roads linked South Kordofan-S.Sudan,i am Nuba,i have to know those roads,we have sources from those towns at S.Sudan borde

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            • 29 April 16:38, by Kalo

              Cont,Eastern and Jubaone,you are Ugandan,you have no full information about S.Sudan,go back to Uganda,at the time of OJS fighting in 1990s,non of you was presence in eastern Equatoria accept few in Numile,Magwai,Farjok,Agora,Palataka,Chukudum,Ikotos,Isoko lol,rest with Jalaba and Uganda

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              • 30 April 08:54, by jubaone

                Kalo,
                Bla..bla..nuba village goat. Don’t forget to take along a jerdal for carrying jellaba Urara you urgently need one. Cmdr Yusuf Kuwa in his legendary speech told Nubas to follow SS and stop carrying jellaba Urara. I think you are naturally born urara carrier. Sorry, take another jerdal also so you can wash off that stench and remained shit off your filthy nuba asshole.

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  • 29 April 03:49, by john akeen

    Now this is what exactly government suppose to do, government should capture every corner in the country & they should control the country & every corner & should portice his people from any danger & all the governments should obey the law of the land of SS & people must follow the law of the land & any Rebel must die for not following the law of the land, without that you’re not a government

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    • 29 April 10:38, by Eastern

      "Now this is what exactly government suppose to do, government should capture every corner in the country & they should control the country & every corner & should portice his people from any danger & all the governments should obey the law of the land of SS & people must follow the law of the land & any Rebel must die for not following the law of the land, without that you’re not a government"...

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    • 29 April 10:39, by Eastern

      John Akeen,

      Tha’s possible in a country called UTOPIA!!!!

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      • 29 April 12:04, by South South

        Eastern,

        Where are Equatoria IO forces? Are they ready to recapture Kodok? Or they are in need of food to eat? Eastern, we will forgive you when the war is over because you are lost, but we will watch you for 5 years before we allow you to our main stream line, not for Jubaone, he is done with us. Peace, Peace, Peace.

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        • 29 April 12:20, by jubaone

          South South,
          Battles won are not wars won. What if the opposition recaptures Kodok or capture yet another town, what else? Nothing. It won’t change my position that this is a Kiirminal jienge regime that must be fought. I have told you that either it’s the jienges or the rest there is no middle path. If you get the chance kill and I shall do likewise. That is it ya MTN.

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          • 29 April 13:12, by South South

            Jubaone,

            I am laughing at you loser. Personally, I want war in South Sudan to end sooner so that our people can focus on their needs, that’s my stand, but people like you who are coward are making it harder to people by campaigning internet war. You want to kill Dinka? No way, monkey eater can not be allowed to have guns. Do you mean you will use snake poison after you eat it to kill Dinka?

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            • 29 April 13:21, by South South

              Jubaone,

              I totally agree with you which is paining me to agree with a loser. War will not end by capturing Kodok. A single town or a city can not end war, but capturing Kodok will send out a very strong message to traitors and betrayers that if you mess up with us SPLA will not have any mercy on you and you will pay very dear prices. You see Jubaone, war is not funny to wage it under computer.

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            • 29 April 14:24, by jubaone

              South South,
              It’s not over and as long jienges don’t manufacture their own guns but use state resources to acquire them, that is fine. The opposition must get their own arms. Peace will only come if all SS are armed so that marauding jienge drifters don’t terrorize the rest. My cyber war with you similar as if I had a gun. It’s either you or me. Period. I don’t give a shit to jienges.

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            • 29 April 14:47, by jubaone

              South South,
              You have no wars in jiengeland and yet you can’t do anything for your fellow jienges who are fleeing Malualkuel, Gok Machar etc for Darfur. If you can’t produce food and instead expect WFP deliveries who is the loser? It proves that you’re just a bunch of lazy drifters who have to be fed, clothed and butts cleaned. You can’t do anything except fighting. I’m at peace.

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              • 29 April 16:34, by South South

                Jubaone,

                You can cry, weep, dance, stand, sit and all of that. I have no problem as you are speaking to internet in Diaspora. This is a perfect place for you to talk like a hero, but if you try to come close to our country affairs inside South Sudan, we will make sure that you are registered in refugee camp in Uganda which is another perfect place for you.

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        • 29 April 15:33, by Eastern

          South Sudan,

          What’s in Kodok when the SPLA-IO are busy closing th butt of Kiir in the southern parts of South Sudan. Do you know what’s happening in Kimba and Bazi lately?

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          • 29 April 16:37, by South South

            Eastern,

            You are just a coward, I will not take your words seriously, but you will be forgiven when the war is over. Kima and Bazi have a few starving and dying IO soldiers, they need food very badly.

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      • 29 April 23:53, by john akeen

        Mr. Eastern or Ms. Eastern
        Do you mean an imaginary place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect or what do you mean about "UTOPIA"? Let me ask you some questions & please answer my question anaslly, as you know SPLM are demanding to define the constitution of SS & his peoples, than what do the SPLA IOs are defending? & if you C one of the civilian in your IO controlled>>

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        • 30 April 00:23, by john akeen

          eara carrying a weapon & killing people one by one every day, if a policeman or army man & you saw that person & you told he/she to drop down his or her weapon and did listen to you and turned his or her weapon barrel at you, what would you do in that kind of situation?

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  • 29 April 07:27, by Dak tak

    Which civilians is this Santo talking about, can shilluk wait to be protected by tribal government well know for killing non dinka civilians. The civilians prefer to be protected by Albashir of Sudan and already arrived deep inside Sudan, they will return only when salva Kiir is no longer a president. And war will continue as long as he remains in the helm, taking a town never means winning the wa

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  • 29 April 08:34, by Kush Natives

    The rebels have got no sanctuary to hide in South Sudan. Let them know that, SPLA mainstream should not be provoke. Johnson Oliny have no teeth to laughs this time.

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    • 29 April 09:24, by doot

      This view of war, war is a little.As business as usual,eye for eye is a solution to any... historic SPLA is sing the song.To make this war equation balance, SPLA need quadratic or simultaneous approach to solve it.SPLA knows how to find unknown in the equations. W.VICTORY is a matter to know that an eye for eye...

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  • 29 April 10:27, by Adok son

    Fake news could not be understood, what is there is not the tidings on the ground.

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  • 29 April 10:33, by Adok son

    ....I meant what is there is not the tidings Published by Sudan tribune.

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  • 29 April 12:02, by DKOne

    People of South Sudan must learn to denounce leaders whose goals are to ignite violent that leads to nothing else than distractions and mass displacement of innocent civilians. Above all it’s a responsibility of any government in any country to eliminate any threats that amounts to instability of the nation.
    Lastly, I urge people of South Sudan to put aside their negative thinking that there’re o

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    • 29 April 12:28, by jubaone

      DKOne,
      You talk kindly like some foreigner and not a SS. There is only one option: join the Kiirminal jienges in killing the rest 63 tribes or join these tribes to kill the jienges. That simple. You CAN’T have them both.

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      • 29 April 14:16, by DKOne

        Jubaone, I can almost bet on that you are not south Sudanese, if you’re then what benefits have South Sudan gained since the crisis unfolded? A true south sudanese should engage in furthering peace rather than malicious rhetoric’s. Stop negative thinking that there’re tribes who’re better than others

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      • 29 April 14:16, by DKOne

        Everybody should work towards peaceful coexistent rather than continuing killing one another in a meaningless manner. Building peaceful coexistent should be a collective responsibility of all people of South Sudan regardless of their tribal background.

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        • 29 April 14:22, by South South

          DKOne,

          You are wasting your time with Jubaone. He is extremist, manic, terrorist, stupid, traitor, betrayer and coward too. He will not listen to wise words you put out for him. By the way, we have many people like him in South Sudan. Peace will come one day in South Sudan.

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        • 29 April 14:40, by jubaone

          DKOne,
          Go preach this nonsense to your jienge church congregation. At most go to the Pagak and tell this to the opposition they may be supportive of your nonsense.

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          • 29 April 17:19, by DKOne

            Whatever the sad things that have happened to you, I do hope you find place in your heart to forgiveness and also remember that the majority of the people of South Sudan have somehow lost someone close and who did not deserve to have died.
            I would also like to bring to your attention that I’m not foreigner as you maybe imagining. In fact, I’m south sudanese.

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          • 29 April 17:20, by DKOne

            Although I’m, that would never grant me any right to express hate or encourage someone who could transform such spiteful rhetoric into action. We must acknowledge that the only way people of South Sudan can solve their differences is through peacful dialogue not other way around.

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  • 29 April 14:39, by Fair Man

    Jubaone and Eastern
    Don’t listen to the celebration of foolish JCE for the capture of a town. Militarily, tactical withdrawal is a strategy where your enemy rejoices for sometimes and bring in all weapons but make a surprise offensive and recapture all supplies. Rainy season is here when Anyoors and JEM will run naked and denounced Kiir after being captured alive. JEM will have faith in Christ!!

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    • 29 April 15:36, by Eastern

      Fair Man,

      I am not bothered by the pyrrhic victory Kiir had in kodok; his forces are being given hard time in southern South Sudan. That’s what Kiir should be very worried of not this Kodok thing.

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    • 29 April 16:41, by Kalo

      Fairman,you don,t know what you are talking about,there is no JEM there nor SPLM-N,carry your own crosss

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  • 29 April 15:16, by Sunday Junup

    It is a matter if time SPLA IO will retake Kodok town. Now SPLA is fighting IGAD and international community

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    • 29 April 17:19, by Lango2010

      Those people spoiling the South Sudan now were not present fully during the struggling periods. But the were either with jalabas or in refugee camps. If those of Jubaone, Eastern and Midiit were in the struggle than could not forget the contribution of the Mighty Nuba people. There is no wonder that SPLA/M was hijack by fake Arabs of South Sudan
      Bravo Kalo Bravo Nubian

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    • 29 April 17:20, by Lango2010

      Those people spoiling the South Sudan now were not present fully during the struggling periods. But the were either with jalabas or in refugee camps. If those of Jubaone, Eastern and Midiit were in the struggle than could not forget the contribution of the Mighty Nuba people. There is no wonder that SPLA/M was hijack by fake Arabs of South Sudan
      Bravo Kalo Bravo Nubian

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    • 29 April 17:30, by Lango2010

      South Sudan is also being spoilt by the invisible enemies, they know themselves and God will one day award them bitterly. Mean while let the government really protect the civilians from every ethnicities because we are all people one nation. Keep the principles of non civilians killing, POWs as we used to do, and your victory will certainty be assured

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  • 29 April 17:28, by Fair Man

    Kalo AKA Son of Nuba
    I know more than you could imagine.You are a confused human marauding in South Sudan in the name of fake investment by selling useless stuff. We will after liberating South Sudanese expel the notorious Nubians and Darfurians flooding South Sudanese markets. You claimed to be Muslims, so is Omar Hassan el Bashir, go and solve your issues with him. 70% of SAF are yr people.

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    • 29 April 17:37, by Lango2010

      Fair man
      It is better to expel your likes than expelling the NUBA People in South Sudan walai you don’t know what you are saying. It far better for Nuba to stay in this country than you. And if you want to joint your masters in the north the door is widely open for you. Leave Nubian alone. Threatening them is a Redline get it right from me now.

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  • 29 April 17:43, by Fair Man

    Looter2010 AKA Lango2010
    The Nubians and Darfurians must go and confront Omar el Bashir by staying in Sudan peacefully and wait for elections. They can rally with other frustrated Arabs to bring NCP to an end rather than loitering around or fighting in support SPLM-N or JEM. The Nubians and Darfurians civilians are still the victims of fightings. Now they are refugees in South Sudan and beyond.

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    • 29 April 18:23, by Lango2010

      Foolish man with shallow mind
      If you examine yourself you will see that you are the most idiotic and worst creature in this planet, and there is no needs to called yourself "fair man" if you know that Nuba need to fight for their rights with Arab which they are doing, why must you expelled them in South Sudan? Not everyone will carrying gun in battlefield, you were in hiding during struggle too.

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      • 29 April 18:29, by Lango2010

        Fair woman
        You are just like empty drum that make a lot of noise, try to think of your brain rather than using your asshole. If lack knowledge of the freedom wars you better your ugly molars from the forum. Ya Jana debilitated inti " blood sucker of South Sudan

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  • 29 April 18:59, by Fair Man

    Looter2010 AKA Lango2010
    You have recognized the importance of guns in liberating oppressed people. As you allowed Nubians and Darfurians to use Juba to launch their attacks against Sudan, so stop complaining when Omar el Bashir or any Country support 63 tribes to fight against Kiir and his JCE. Forget about peace in your JCE Dialogue until we dislodge Kiir and his thugs. 63 tribes are more than u

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    • 29 April 20:20, by Kalo

      Fake/Fairman
      Where were you when Nubas and Dinkas were struggling in South Sudan for your freedom? you were refugee or Nyagat somewhere,can you bring back all Nubas who parish in S.Sudan?Lango2010 was right,those traders of Nuba and Darfur in Juba has nothing to do with Politics,if you need us come to Nuba Mts and face the dust,we don,t care you can come with your master aLBashir

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      • 30 April 09:04, by jubaone

        Kalo,
        A nuba domestic servant like you should look out for your equals. Let us Junubin sort out this mess alone. Your unwanted comments only show your hopelessness and desperation to be a SS. Try to sort your shit with your jellaba masters alone. Don’t flee and sit idly in Junub like some market whore we are too fine for such mentally retarded mountain idiots.

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