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S. Sudan’s FVP urges Jonglei authorities to give peace a chance


May 10, 2017(BOR) - South Sudan first vice president, Taban Deng Gai has urged local authorities to cease hostilities and give peace a chance through negotiations between Jonglei and Boma states.

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South Sudan first vice president Taban Deng Gai arrives in Bor May 9, 2017 (ST)

Gai said the ongoing fighting coupled with the war between the government and the rebels in the country has portrayed the young nation negatively.

“How do the international community look at us. They said, you the people of South Sudan, we are sorry, we have made a mistake, that we have brought you out from Khartoum because when you were in Khartoum you were not killing yourselves. It is true that there was cattle rustling but it was not at the level of today”, said Gai.

“They are planning to bring their own president, I don’t know whether it will be white or black Africa, I want you take this seriously”, added the first vice-president.

The first vice president, currently in Jonglei, talked bitterly, condemning the current fighting between Murle and Dinka Bor youth saying peace would be the way forward.

“When I was coming, I want you to understand this well; the youth were shouting, that there is no peace if our cattle and abducted children are not brought back”, he said.

“I am sent by president with this delegation, we cannot allow Murle and Dinka to continue fighting. The government must help to develop, must give you the meant of development, giving you a strong policing, open schools and vocational training and gov’t must provide water for farming”, further stressed the first vice-president.

Gai said the government must open roads and change the life of Murle and Dinka as well opening trade between business people in Jonglei and their counterparts in Boma.

“If we are not for peace, this country will collapse”, said Gai.

The South Sudanese information and broadcasting minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, told the Dinka Bor community to stop fighting to give way for meaningful peace talks.

“If the fighting stops, people will talk. And if we start the peace talk, we must tell the truth, to understand what each of the sides is saying so that the mediators can judge the situation”, he said.

The governor of Jonglei state, Philip Aguer said for years, Murle ethnic tribesmen have organised insurgencies, killed people, abducted children and even looted cattle.

“To end this, let us bring together all community chiefs for more dialogue and come up with some guidelines. As the government, there is no way we can do this with the absence of law enforcers. The only practical way to end this is to form a joint police force between all the states neighboring Jonglei state and to a create security road that connects Gadiage area with its borders," said Aguer.

“Since 2016, I have conducted three peace meetings and nothing has worked out. We need the committee to separate this youth which are fighting and am ready to move with you wherever you want to go,” he stressed.


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  • 10 May 2017 10:51, by Loch-ley Gajiok

    Wediyeke!!!!, Gat Nyakek e loar en ruayo. Bit lieldu köt cieth very soon.

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    • 10 May 2017 15:59, by Midit Mitot

      Taban is trying to confused greater Bor community, let Murle smell the rate first.

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    • 10 May 2017 22:35, by Mi diit

      Taban is an idiot.

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  • 10 May 2017 11:24, by aborigin

    I applaud Taban Deng indeed peace should be given a chance but to achieve real peace is to solve the root causes of the problem, it is evident now that ARCISS is not being implemented because the root causes have been ignored to be resolved first... there are about 12 agreements signed between murle and bor and none had brought peace. Taming the untamed because it has become a lifestyle in murlela

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    • 10 May 2017 11:30, by aborigin

      Cont... in murleland. It is incumbent upon the govt when to react to crisis that has been brooding for years between the two tribes. Government should be more responsive to cases like this when called upon and not to intervene when things are getting out of hand.

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  • 10 May 2017 15:33, by anyanya1

    All fingers are going to murle tribe I don’t know Dinka Bor are innocent or what, this our real problem if we are pointing fingers of blame to one side,who will accept this even me I won’t,alawys other on favor side, OK you have a gun and I have a gun,if we don’t want to address it critically why people want peace in first place, simple let us burn it down.

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  • 10 May 2017 17:09, by Brigadier Pato

    Dialoguing with Murle is like advising thieves to abandon the practice!! FVP and his delegation should give us few months to exercise our strength. Bor Youth will over run Kongkong, Pibor and every hideout of these criminals from Boma before we dialogue.

    Nuers understands easily than Murles.
    Ii deed, no peace now.

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  • 11 May 2017 11:10, by Dengda

    Murlei issue has become cancer to it neighbours and should be responses accordingly with the language they understand. When Ethiopian army entered Boma with show of power, all the looted cattle and abducted children returned. When Jonglei peacefully asked the returning of cattle and children, Boma authorities responded negatively, say only 35 cattle out of 2,000 reported to have been recovered.

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    • 11 May 2017 11:15, by Dengda

      , it wasn’t slap in the face, Let the game continues and Murlei would have to proved themselves that, they are superior than other communies as they always portrays. If Jonglei failed to recovered their stolen cattle and children then it will be up to them. Cattle are our livelihood and shouldn’t be temper with without a price.

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  • 11 May 2017 16:07, by Akomaland

    I pity u Brigadier and the other Dinka Bor who are very vocal on this issue. After being defeated and u escape from Manyabol u still has the gut to demand for more months. Wat have u achieve in this fight only to leave dead bodies on our land. Y did u escape, we stil following u and we shall deal wit u accordingly u greedy fools. Black Baboons

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    • 11 May 2017 17:08, by John mamer

      @Akomaland Soon the first vice president will soon travel to Pibor plz tell him that we have chased Dinka Bor and it is not divorce case let Dinka Bor come and take their cattle from us the way we took them the same way your youth tlaked to former Governor Baba Medan when he was asking Murle youth to accept peace. atleast it will stop them from coming to Jonglei For peace inn wrong place.

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    • 12 May 2017 07:53, by Brigadier Pato

      @Akumaland,Bor youth are after your core criminals not to control villages. Bor youth will march to Pibor soon after Kong-kong. Tell FVP that you don’t want peace.Bor youth will really like that. Bor are ready to kill every Murles if they can’t listen.

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