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S. Sudan’s Aweil community want sons withdrawn from military service

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May 13, 2017 (JUBA) - The Aweil community in South Sudan have issued a statement condemning the move to stop the former chief of general staff, Paul Malong Awan from travelling to his home village, days after he was sacked.

They further called on their sons to distance themselves from the President Kiir and to leave the army to protest the move.

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Former South Sudanese army chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan speaking at a Dinka Malual community meeting in Juba on 1 November, 2012 (ST)

The community leaders accused the director general of internal security service, Akol Koor and others for what they said was unfair treatment of Awan.

“The community leadership commends the members of the community for resolving to stand together at this time of difficulties and trying moment and asks all the sons and daughters of this great community serving in different organs of the army and security sector to abandon their position and assemble at the safest point for further directions from the community”, the statement reads in part.

The community, however, commended the Yirol community for hosting for former South Sudanese army chief and his accompanying officers and guards, despite mounting pressure from Juba to forcefully disarm them.

They demanded that Awan is allowed to travel without any pre-conditions.

The community leader appealed to their sons and daughters residing in and outside the country to mobilise funds for transporting Aweil sons serving in the security units across the nation back home for further consultations.

"We equally ask you to be on maximum high alert for eventualities", says the statement.

The former chief of the army returned to the South Sudanese capital, Juba on Saturday to "hear why he was stopped" from reaching his home state.

President Kiir appointed General James Ajongo Mawut to replace Awan who was at the helm of the country’s top military command for about four years.

(ST)

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  • 14 May 17:44, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Mading Aweilda, we can do the best.

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    • 15 May 08:17, by Joyuma John

      Dear Mading Awiel,

      you are the backbone of Dinka community, with our you during the war time with Garang and now you have played a very great role. what kiir did to your son malong Awan is bad, but if you retaliate, it will cause more harm to this nation then what kiir did.please am advise you not to do that.

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  • 14 May 21:12, by Abuk-tier

    It’s abundantly clear that South Sudan is failed state because of an entitlement mantra of few communities. In fact, some of us had predicted this failure(s). No such thing as national army, what we have is tribal militias loyal to individuals. With Aweil community ultimatum, I think RSS should just be officially disintegrated tribal enclaves to govern themselves.

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  • 14 May 22:31, by Eastern

    This call is long overdue, the skulls of Malual dinka sons is littering the whole of South Sudan as they became easily lured into early deaths by way of enlisting in the SPLA (atually Mathiang Anyoor, Dut Ku Bany, etc). The mobilisation by Paul Malong of youths from Northern Bahr el Ghazal was ill-concieved!!!

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    • 14 May 23:08, by South South

      Eastern,

      Lie and lies of Sudantribune, nothing like that on the ground. Kaka Town in Upper Nile was captured. IO are running away like children.

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      • 15 May 08:01, by jubaone

        South South,
        You can’t dismiss the ST as telling lies and at the same time acknowledge its report that the jienge arsonists captured Kaka. You are that jienge that shits in the very bowl you scoop your walwal from (just incase you even have something to eat at all)

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  • 15 May 06:41, by Uncle J

    Fake news!!!

    Who are Aweil people in South Sudan? Even if they pullout from the army president Kiir will still stay as president. It was president who selected Malong Awan and it is the same president relieving him

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  • 15 May 07:41, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Is matter of time to dislog you in PAGAK. And then we wait to hear another rebel strategy.

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