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South Sudan elevates Buay to deputy head of mission in United States


Ambassador Gordon Buay speaks at the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition's annual forum on 30 April 2017 (ST photo)

May 5, 2017 (JUBA)- The ministry of foreign affairs in South Sudan has elevated Gordon Buay; a former political dissident turned a diehard supporter of President Salva Kiir, to a deputy head of its diplomatic mission in the United States.

President Salva Kiir moved Gordon Buay through a republican order in 2014 to a second grade ambassadorial position after previously appointing him as third grade ambassador in fulfillment of the terms of the agreement which the government signed with a collection of armed groups that responded to a presidential amnesty in 2012, after agreeing to lay down their arms and abandon rebellion in several parts of the country, including Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Buay, according to a letter dated April 2017, notifies him of his new assignment as the Deputy Head of Mission with effect May 1, 2017.

The letter of assignment seen by Sudan Tribune bears the signature of Lumumba Makelele Nyajok, acting undersecretary at the ministry of foreign affairs.

Nyajok, in the letter, requested Buay to accept the appointment with assurances of support.


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  • 6 May 2017 02:08, by lino

    Dreamt to overthrow Kiir; ended as Vice head of mission!!! Try next time and you will be the FVP. Make sure Taban is not around.

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    • 6 May 2017 04:49, by Dinka-Defender-General

      What? Are you kidding? Why would you give this position to enemy and murderer called Buay? President Kiir, you are making mistake after mistake. This is why we are losing hope on you. You are destroying the country.

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      • 6 May 2017 09:03, by Garang Akeen Tong

        DINKA DEFENDER GENERAL, bro, make sure that no parmenant enemies in politics, President Salva Kiir is a man of peace, he can do ever way posible to unite our people, stop blame him on this juncture.

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    • 6 May 2017 06:04, by South South

      No permanent enemies in politic, please take that notice for now.

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      • 6 May 2017 07:14, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        one thing you people don’t know is that Buai is a hard working drunkard. he is better than most of our ambassodors.

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      • 6 May 2017 17:13, by lino

        You don’t carry gun in politics!!! What happening in SS has nothing to do with politics. Otherwise, the political debates for democratic transformation in the country shouldn’t ended up tribal!!!

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  • 6 May 2017 08:24, by Makana Abuk

    Good move, thanks you mr. president for the work well done.
    the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.

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  • 6 May 2017 09:46, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Congratulation Hon. Gordon Buay, you are right person in place, good move our President Kiir.

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  • 6 May 2017 14:45, by Sunday Junup

    Buay work so hard as far as displaced his own family to camps, when he got appointment because of that he put picture of Kiir above picture of Dr.John again he claim Salva Kiir is a best leader he ever seen, finally he said his background was Dinka by tribe. What do you expected from empty minded KIIR to do. Only wise person who can realizes that Buay is looking for position.

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  • 7 May 2017 07:50, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This is a guy who has no integrity at all. He works for his stomach and nothing else. From being a principle enemy of Kiir to being a big ally of the president for the sake of Cham Cham. He is does not fit to represent the country overseas because he is untrustworthy.

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