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May 18, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has “reconciled” with former chief of army General, Paul Malong Awan.

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S Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is received by former Chief of General Staff of the SPLA Paul Malong Awan at the airport in Juba March 6, 2015 (Reuters)

The presidential spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny described Thursday’s meeting between Awan and the president as “cordial and friendly."

"I can now report to the South Sudanese that President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former chief of staff General Paul Malong Awan have reconciled. They reflected on their long comradeship, friendship dating back to the time of war of liberation and small differences were easily resolved," Ateny told reporters in the capital, Juba.

The meeting was the first encounter between the two ever since Awan was sacked from the army after about four years in charge.

Kiir replaced Awan with General James Ajongo Mawut, who has been described my many as a moderate veteran military officer.

Despite his removal, however, the former South Sudanese army chief is credited for helping the national army win several battles against the armed opposition faction loyal to ex-Vice President Riek Machar.

Not much was divulged on the outcome of Thursday’s meeting between the South Sudanese leader and his former army chief.

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  • 19 May 2017 08:17, by Ajongtar

    Hahahaha, "Reconciled"

    Who forgives who?????

    Michael Makuie look at this Bahr Elgazalians.....

    When George Athor rebelled against Kiir you Makuei ordered Athor to be crushed militarily.

    Now when Paul Malong Awan Mutuined against Kiir you asked them to reconcile.

    QUESTION:
    Michael Makuei Did you know that Dinka BOR are the victims of this WAR?????????????????

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    • 19 May 2017 15:36, by Mr Point

      Kiir and Malong are reconciled! The relationship is back to normal. Kiir will report to Malong as usual and do whatever Malong tells him to do. Otherwise Kiir will have a problem.

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      • 19 May 2017 16:04, by Khent

        That’s an incredible exaggeration of Malong’s power and influence.

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        • 19 May 2017 21:02, by Mr Point

          You probably have a more balanced view than me

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  • 19 May 2017 09:14, by Dengda

    Reconciled from what and what happened then? Then Kiir must have to reconciled those who decreed out since he took office.

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  • 19 May 2017 10:42, by Kush Natives

    May 18, 2017 (JUBA) or May 18, 2017 (Ruweng)-My question to Sudantribune.com. Why is it always appeared as I put it above without any single journalist’s name on the post? Its something that I have dated for so long, and I couldn’t see any changes. Are those journalist or posters are fearing their identity or what’s really behind this an anonymous reports?

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    • 19 May 2017 11:54, by Eastern

      Kush Natives,

      The names of the reporters have been intentionally left out. Do you remember what happened to Bonifacio Taban Kuic, the reporter in northern South Sudan? Just read the news and take it or leave it!!!

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  • 19 May 2017 13:26, by koang mi kei

    hahahahahaha coward reconciled in what term why do you leaf the country at night? is it fear for your life? you are call back like dog who is going to be capture a live just wait for few month you will see the changes i have strong believe on this matter the result will be your final death King think like man not like monkey your awielian believe in you see you whether you are a man or monkey

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    • 19 May 2017 14:09, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Nyikoang/AMOU

      What are you try to say here? Your day dreaming that Gen. Paul Malong will help you fight Juba regime is missplaced here, it wouldn’t happen,
      Yes we Aweilian are supporting him 100% and that why we stand firm togather supporting to our President Salva Kiir.

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  • 20 May 2017 07:26, by Adok son

    Muslims’ spirit is yours,because no Muslim can fight Muslim instead casting their sliders on themselves without war.Shame on you my cousins.

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  • 20 May 2017 17:08, by garrak1520

    Who care!!! Two butchers finding common ground for now, quiet normal, history will determine their future, then real relation will be revealed.

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  • 22 May 2017 11:11, by EYE SEE

    Malong went back for his vomits in Juba

    why did you run then? Shame!
    You would have waited for your master to direct your next move.

    Now your going to exile in Germany anytime on pretext of treatment
    you, Malong feels unsafe in S.S
    Assassin [Akool Kor] still in power!

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