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President Kiir axes Aweil governor


May 24, 2017 (AWEIL) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has issued a decree relieving Aweil state governor, Ronald Ruay Deng with immediate effect.

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Aweil state governor Ronald Ruay Deng (ST/File)

The decree read out on South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Yournew Wol Kuot as the new governor of Aweil.

The decree did, however, fail to mention the reason the governor was removed.

Deng, who hails from the same area as the former army chief of staff. Gen. Paul Malong Awan, is a close ally of the latter.

A local politician who chose to remain anonymous said the move might have been connected to the recent removal of the Sudan People’s liberation Army (SPLA) Paul Malong Awan, Gen. Chief of Staff from the military active post due to his close alignment with Malong.

“There is also a fear that President Kiir would replace the 3rd Infantry Division commander, Gen. Deng Wol if Paul Malong Awan, who recently reconciled with the President, continued to travel to Aweil State because Wol is also a close friend to him," he added.

Another fear is the formation of a military coalition to use 3rd division forces and the notorious Mathiang Anyor militia against President Kiir if Awan is allowed to go to


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  • 25 May 2017 02:13, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Well, president Kiir is making mistake after mistake, but he will loose if he goes against leaders who opposed him specially Dinkas. Mr. President, please reexamine your motives or executive power. Remember frustration and tension are building up and you need to be careful.

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    • 25 May 2017 07:33, by Joyuma John

      Kiir was moving on one leg, but is now trying to cut down the remained leg. the question is, what do you think he shall use when running or footing?

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    • 25 May 2017 08:03, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Awiel community should discuss this move effectively
      President Kiir, don’t want South Sudan to be in relatively clam.
      How come for to be team up?
      Now Dau Aturjong and his in-laws Akol Kor are team up with Kiir.

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  • 25 May 2017 04:00, by Ajongtar

    War within

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  • 25 May 2017 05:35, by Kush Natives

    Mr. President Salva Kiir,
    There’s a great need for watch out very carefully! Thing are running well on your behalf. Who’s really creating this ideal? What’s really making you running after the dearly patriotic fellows and leave the real rebels occupying your J1? This is a terrible mistakes in the making. Take a deep breath and think outside the box.

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  • 25 May 2017 06:22, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Ateny Wek Ateny

    You said President Salva Kiir reconcile with Gen. Awan, and now targeting continueing to people who are suspected to be Gen. Awan supporter, where are we headed to? We expired surely no doubt.

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  • 25 May 2017 06:25, by windows movie maker

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  • 25 May 2017 06:29, by Sunday Junup

    Dinka-defender-general and Kuah Native,
    Why complaining? Kiir is implementing National Dialogue, I thought you would appreciate Kiir Move and call us to join you. If you came out with those words, then what do you expect me to say? Dinka never known rebellion? or ba duol jaani dak (i will destroy dinka unity) as said by Prophet Ngundeng?

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    • 26 May 2017 00:02, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Sunday, I never complaint. I just pointed out the facts and attempted to indirect advice president kiir not to push people who had helped him to wrong side.

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  • 25 May 2017 08:14, by Chief Odili

    Kiir Is Schizophrenic! Psychiatrist observed. And he is unfit and got no temperament to lead this country.
    He has started building a dynasty, installing loyalist so as to hire and kill anytime without question or resistance. That is why ’We The People’ been complaining of constitution amendment to limit this Mony’jurcol powers. He is not Mony’jang by the way, he is Jurcol.
    Warrap and Kiir Must Go!

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    • 25 May 2017 10:08, by Lango2010

      don’t be silly in mind, who told you that Kiir is a Jurchol? I am sure 100% that the man is a pure Dinka don’t align him with us. and mind you what we are discussing here has nothing to do with tribes. what brought you far to that conclusion?

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      • 25 May 2017 10:11, by Lango2010

        what I have seen here is Kiir versus those opposing him. First with Riek, and the G10, than finally with Malong and his supporters. not tribes get it right.

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        • 25 May 2017 11:52, by Garang Akeen Tong

          Ya Lango2010

          I think you are sicks in mind, right? If not, you prove your allegation that Gen. Malong opposed President Kiir, when and what? may be you are among those who surrounding President Kiir, with hell advise to apply political division within liberators.

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          • 25 May 2017 19:59, by Lango2010

            Garang Aken. Mine your language, and check on your comments from day one. Don’t pretend not to be knowing what is happening on ground. You hyenas are the one destroying Kiir, if a present call spoon a spade you say yes, snake a fish you say Nama, misguiding him every time, know very well that the sun will never rise from west and set on the east. You tell the truth and truth will set you free.

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            • 25 May 2017 20:05, by Lango2010

              It is better to practice what you preach, and should the yoke of your own burden. Jesus said that " NO BLIND MAN WILL LEAD ANOTHER BLIND MAN OR THE WILL ALL FALL" some of your like ya Garang are flooding on the wave of sea without the compass to lead them to the direction. Look at yourself before you finger point to the other. Continue....

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              • 25 May 2017 20:16, by Lango2010

                You are village that know only the surrounding village and have know ideas about other parts of the world. You can not silent down the voice of those who speak the facts and truth, your interest is to thank those who support your tribesmen and condemned others even if the speak the truth. You be a yes men for yourself and let the rest tell the truth to the nation.

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                • 25 May 2017 21:41, by Garang Akeen Tong


                  I am not pretender by the way, I didn,t know what happen in ground,
                  Therefor I ask you to prove your allegation, when & where President Kiir differ with Gen. Awan? And what was the cause?
                  I need answer here.

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  • 25 May 2017 10:33, by Dengda

    @ Garang Akeen Tong and Dinka
    we have seen this coming since the onset of rebellions in the country you guys jump into conclusion and labelled concerning voices as rebel. Kiir you care about country but his own seat by all mean. Side lining great people of Awiel and Jonglei is miscalculation and disaster moved, people like G-10 won’t do harm to him, party and country but he termed them as enemies

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    • 25 May 2017 10:36, by Dengda

      His intention against Two Mading is not clear and would backfire if we take backseat. Look how quickly he is losing supporter and allies. E.G he currently lost his mentor and godfather M7 and more are pipeline, not to mention international and regional support. ICC will be his witness.

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  • 27 May 2017 00:34, by Loch-ley Gajiok

    Hmmmmm, you have started feeling the pinch, right? His name is Taban; just wait for the big punch brothers. (BE KON-KOCH bäl ni waale).

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