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Former S. Sudanese lawmaker forms new rebel movement


June 24, 2017 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese lawmaker who resigned his parliamentary role last week in protest over insecurity has formed a new rebel movement, underscoring the new security challenges likely to be faced by the government as it addresses the problem.

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South Sudanese MPs stand during a parliamentary session in Juba on 31 August 2011 (AFP)

Abraham Majak Maliab, who resigned on 20 June, cited insecurity on highways connecting the capital, Juba to Bahr el Ghazal region.

The former lawmaker said he was no longer a member of the armed opposition faction loyal to the South Sudanese First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai.

Majak, in a statement, also announced the formation of the Popular Front for Democratic Reform and Pan-African National Guard.

The ex-MP paid tribute and saluted the “brave” men and women who stood up against injustices in Western Lakes states under Major General Anyar Anyar Agoth Deng, Lt. Colonel Gum Madol Panyar, Lt. Colonel John Ariinga Malith, Lt. Colonel Abinko Matur Deng, Major Joseph Maper Athuei and Capt. Chok Marol Mabor, among others as founding members of the rebel movement.

He said injustice and inequality had been built in the system and continue to affect people regardless of tribe, clan, region, old, young, women, men, the disabled, intellectuals as well as illiterates.

“This old system is affecting us all. So, I call for a united front from all opposition parties and the civil society to unite and fight against the Goliath”, partly reads the statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

Majak also advocated for what he described as the total destruction of the old system, “corrupt”, “oppressive” and the “incompetent” regime of President Salva Kiir and establish a new free and united society with a democratic system of governance in South Sudan.

The formation of the new rebel movement comes barely a week after a newly-formed political entity elected the former governor of South Sudan’s Warrap state, Lewis Anei Kuendit as its chairperson.

Kuendit, who spoke to reporters soon after his election, described South Sudan ruling party (SPLM) as a “failed” and “deformed” party.

Describing the new party as “a result of the ongoing political situation” of war in South Sudan and propagated its objectives on nonviolent, inclusivity and fighting corruption, Kuendit said the new political party met the registration requirements set forth by South Sudan’s’ Political Parties Council, which included the signatures of at least 4,000 supporters from eight states.


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  • 24 June 2017 21:50, by Eastern

    In the High Court of Public opinion, Abraham Majak Maliap Vs. El Tabani Deng & Kiir......

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  • 24 June 2017 22:57, by Kush Natives

    What’s the hell is this? In and out! Now is it a new opposition party or is it exactly an arms rebellion?

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    • 25 June 2017 10:14, by jubaone

      We welcome any military and political forces that are bent on completely destroying this jienge republic and create a 2nd republic that is democratic and all inclusive. But we must also see concrete actions on the ground. Bush Natives (even South South) fugitive Abyei jienge can contribute. Gen Abdel Bagi Ayii launched a rebel movement, we want dead Kiirminal soldiers shown live not empty pledges.

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    • 25 June 2017 15:16, by Mopedi

      Kush Natives
      The policy introduced by JCE to SS is not oppressing non Dinka tribes only, Dinka are feeling the heat too.But it is still early Dinka will split like ngongo(Black hunts), because of your being submissive and not ready to accept mistakes. this war would have not emerged if Kiir was to go by the constitution of SS.

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  • 24 June 2017 23:19, by pabaak

    Where Sudantribune always find these rubbish news and they hurried up with to public, we know your intention in S. Sudan affairs,but nevertheless, all enemies of of this country all will be losers.
    Forming rebel will not help out will just meet his demise if he tried to lounch it in lake State, because of lake are people of Northern Bahar AlGazal, they are loyol to the Govenment, their problems

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    • 24 June 2017 23:33, by pabaak

      Are issues of cattle between youths themselves with is the problem of spread of gun every where in S. Sudan. And its soultion lay with imimplementation of peace agreement and eventually will lead to general disarmament at the end. So not the issue a memebr of parliament will take arm to fight government.maybe his intention was met in First place when he join spla io. The is greedy but rhis greedin

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      • 24 June 2017 23:35, by pabaak

        Greediness now is coming to harm him

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  • 24 June 2017 23:30, by john akeen

    Adult continuing Education and brain training is needed for our elders of south sudan or else they will finish South Sudan young generation and to make South Sudan only for the elderly people. talking about insecurity and old system, so my question is, the new rebellion that you have formed is it go to brenig security or is going to damage the security? And the old system, how long ago did

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    • 24 June 2017 23:43, by john akeen

      we gain our independence. I believe the babies that were born on the day we got our independent they still didn’t grow up and they still don’t know anything, so what are you talking about?

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  • 25 June 2017 00:42, by Theone

    Sources of income: REBELLION and KILLING.

    Get a real job you morons!

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    • 25 June 2017 08:38, by Kuch

      You are spot on that chap. Outrageous ARMED REBELLION, STUPIDITY, PRIMITIVITY, LAZINESS = SLOW DESTRUCTION OF OUR COUNTRY. But you know what Theone, this claim is usual SUDAN TRIBUNE lie & propaganda. Do you fellows know that there is no real armed rebellion these days in our country?>>>>

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      • 25 June 2017 08:45, by Kuch

        The creeps who have taken the Riek Machar & his idiots PLACE are the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies. And these creeps are using their massive propaganda machines to drive their regime change business home. SUDAN TRIBUNE, RADIO TAMAZUJ & most of the corporate America & European media propaganda have focused their dirty lenses into South Sudan’s problems because South Sudan’s is>>>

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        • 25 June 2017 08:51, by Kuch

          where the regime change gig is at the plate. The hyenas (the US, the UK, France, their UN, their creepy NGOs & their allies) have succeeded in destroying central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan. But their most prized country with resources left in Africa to be destroyed & be plundered amidst the chaos is our country, South Sudan>>>

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          • 25 June 2017 08:57, by Kuch

            The hyenas (the US, the UK, France, their UN, their creepy NGOs & their allies) direct regime change business through their puppets/stooges like Riek Machar & his pawns or foot soldiers seemed not to be going anywhere. The hyenas (the US, the UK, France, their UN, their creepy NGOs & their allies) are back with their PLAN B of using their so-called humanitarian aid, donations>>>

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            • 25 June 2017 09:03, by Kuch

              peacekeeping & human rights business scams as their creepy ways to crawl their evil selves into our country to come & loot. Because they have found some of their foolish Africans who just don’t want to farm their own foods but to want to fight their primitive aged old tribal warfare & crammed themselves into these filthy so-called UN POCs & be fed free UN rations by other countries>>>

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              • 25 June 2017 09:08, by Kuch

                Some of these fools in our country have informed time & time again that the US, the UK, their UN, their creepy NGOs & their allies want to occupy & colonize our country on the guise of their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights business scams while we are fighting ourselves with our usual useless tribal wars. But some of our fools>>>

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                • 25 June 2017 09:16, by Kuch

                  as usual are ignoring our warning but they will eventually WAKE UP later like spooked birds after they see their white Americans, English people, Arabs & their allies bracketing themselves in their villages claiming to own them like they are now doing in the Gambella region, central Kenya, Northern Tanzania and have been doing it in Zimbabwe, South Africa & Namibia>>>

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                  • 25 June 2017 09:22, by Kuch

                    Some of our fools have been informed to time & time again to open their damn primitive brains & understand things that their damn US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies are not our uncles at all but our enemies who are just after our resources & to Geo-politically cold-war-like fight their dirty war in our country because of China>>>

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                    • 25 June 2017 09:28, by Kuch

                      Fellows, it is becoming apparent these days, now the reasons why our enemies always take advantage of us & our country is because of our aged old primordial useless tribal war fares. We welcomed the Arabs into our country & then let them took advantage of us. They have taken over Northern Sudan now as their rightly theirs & are at it again>>>

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                      • 25 June 2017 09:42, by Kuch

                        trying to use their usual fools to fight their wars against the South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. But this time though, our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan have ganged up with the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies & they are determine to occupy & colonize our country & us, through these UN, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, donations>>>

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                        • 25 June 2017 09:47, by Kuch

                          and their damn human rights business scams of theirs. Fellows, sharpen your damn spears & replenish your damn arrows. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies are after in our country is not going to end very well. We are going to bomb the damn UN, UNIMISS & everything that is connected to evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & the cloned arabs>>>

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                          • 25 June 2017 09:54, by Kuch

                            Of North Sudan out of our country by force. Who says, we want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, the cloned so-called arabs & their creepy allies in our country. Why do some of our fools think, the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their allies are so fixated on our country & our people>>>>

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                            • 25 June 2017 10:01, by Kuch

                              There are many hungry people in Darfur, Southern Khardupan, Southern Blue Nile, Eastern Sudan, ethiopia, Somalia, Northern Kenya, Burundi, Malawi, Congo, CAR, Northern Nigeria, Libya, Yemen, Syria et al. No evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies don’t often talked about these other hungry refugees>>>

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                              • 25 June 2017 10:16, by Kuch

                                But South Sudan & the South Sudanese people’s names are the sweeter names these evils like to use as their begging bowls. And after they get their damn money they begged in the name of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. Then they will come & spend that begged money in the name of South Sudan & South Sudanese people on their own inflated salaries in UP SCALE resorts of Nairobi, Adis Ababa>>>

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                                • 25 June 2017 10:25, by Kuch

                                  Kampala et al. Use the rest on other hungry people in our region and even our whole Africa. The crumbs (the US farmers’ corns, soy beans, (addes) lentil, sorghum) use for feeding their animals would be tossed to hungry South Sudanese fools to keep them alive while they continue to fight the evil corroborate America, European, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their creepy allies dirty war>>>>

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                                  • 25 June 2017 10:35, by Kuch

                                    Fellows, WW3 is going to start here in our country. We have never ever been colonized by any evil on earth let alone the white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy evils in between. We have never ever been fans of any evil on earth who thinks, he/she can stand over necks, never has and will will never be>>>

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        • 25 June 2017 12:02, by pabaak

          And you know what all they’ll become losers at the end.they don’t know what God said on isahia 43 that all nations that stand against Kush will be punished by God. They this prophecy is talking to non others then themselves who want to destroy our country in one way or another.some time other countries or some NGOS have come to reaally help the needies but majority are coming for destruction

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  • 25 June 2017 05:59, by Newsudan

    I have my own party also:
    Newsudan Rejuvenation Front ( NRF),let everyone have his or her party in south Sudan. I Suggests for those of midiit, Jubaone,eastern and the likes a party, South Sudan Highway Robbers and Barbaric Militias Groups. (SSHRBMG)

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    • 25 June 2017 06:48, by Eastern


      Wallow in your ignorance! This is 21st century where anybody coming out to lead should be devoid of ineptness and ready to be critiqued. Any leader shouldn’t have that mantra of a monarch. The GREATEST MISFORTUNE is for South Sudan to be lead by the two INEPT GOONS in the persons of Kiir and El Tabani Deng!

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      • 25 June 2017 07:09, by Newsudan

        What are rebels fighting for? if I may ask,to remove Kiir is it,if so, then it cannot materialized becos they do it in wrong way by targeting innocent Dinka civilians on roads,those civilians don’t even support Kiir or whatever groups, that’s not revolution base on tribal hatred,do you see the way Jubaone preach here about Jieng this and that, 2018, general election is only solution to vo

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        • 25 June 2017 07:16, by Eastern


          Now get this in your thick skull, dude. South Sudanese are fighting Kiir and his tribal cabal. As it is now, there’s no difference between Kiir’s gov’t and his tribe the dinka because the latter’s elders the JCE advise Kiir on policy matters. Forget about any elections soon let alone 2018. Who will stand in such elections, not Kiir? Who will vote in those elections, not Kiir’s tribe?

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          • 25 June 2017 07:39, by Newsudan

            Jieng council of Elders are not traditional elders of Dinka society, what has happen is that,they hijacked the Dinka for gained in Juba. you are forcing us to depends Kiir by targeting innocent civilians.

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            • 25 June 2017 07:45, by Eastern


              I have heard this buzz for UMPTEENTH TIME! You as a dinka community can come out and issue a strong worded communique DENOUNCING the JCE and distancing the dinka community from them BUT you have not done that so dinak and JCE are one and the same! The dinka are already DEFNDING [not depending] Kiir anyway....!

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            • 25 June 2017 10:28, by jubaone

              How did you then allow such JCE criminals to hijack and bring the name of jienges in disrepute and scorn? You are foolish, submissive and frightened. You are a coward without conscience. If you were not, you could have rebuked and criticized them for spoiling your name. You allowed it so like fathers like sons; just hopeless MTN.

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          • 25 June 2017 10:22, by jubaone

            Do you see a very interesting pattern of rebellion especially of the jienges? One thing is clear, Kiirminal is done and every jienge his positioning himself for the post Kiirminal era or it’s a govt sponsored to counteract the several non jienges armies and political forces. Any post Kiirminal era, may take them off-guard and that would be fatal. It’s a jienge plot.

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            • 25 June 2017 11:33, by Eastern


              whether the dinka are stagemanaging things, the truth is South Sudan will first of all fall back to the three former regions, before the country comes again as one entity under an agreed number of states. Things are getting messier. Dinkas fleeing in droves to Sudan thanks to the widespread hunger in their hinterland....

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            • 25 June 2017 21:21, by Garang Akeen Tong

              Jubaone & eastern

              Don,t celebrate for new rebelion in country, do you know theirs mission & vision

              We are going to deal with you in different way,
              I am a dinka, and Am against who ever against me.

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    • 25 June 2017 12:22, by pabaak

      You guys this though is weak and corrup nevertheless, I don’t wanted to fall write let prepare the country for next year election so will have smooth and peaceful transition of power to shun down power struggle for good, this is not the time to work against this government it is time support it in order to lead to general election,especially there need to support SPLA to maintain security in the c

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      • 25 June 2017 12:39, by pabaak

        The country,somebody has mentioned earlier that this government is leser evil than the one will be prepared in Washington or any other countries as the option to us here in S. Sudan. So those rebel or thier remnants should forget of beIng install here as replacement even if will become worest than any other country. However, if this government refused to conduct election and opted to impose

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        • 25 June 2017 12:47, by pabaak

          Themselves to S. Sudanese then they have opened gate for wrestlers and nobody else bear its consequences other than themselves. But still they change can be allowed to be in the country especially the parliament.

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  • 25 June 2017 06:27, by Tilo


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  • 25 June 2017 07:45, by Lenin Bull

    President Salva Kiir should begin to read the writings on the wall and signs of times. His own backyard is rebelling or moving away from the SPLM to RPSS, PLP, SPLM-IO, DC,King Paul’s factor etc. Kiir’s government will fall like a ripe fruit in the very near future, unless some serious thinkers from within his circle do something.

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  • 25 June 2017 07:53, by Sunday Junup

    IGAD, AU, Troika and internal community are waiting for Petroleum defection, this when they will consider rotten of regime.

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  • 25 June 2017 07:55, by Lenin Bull

    My analysis is that even if general elections are called soon, the SPLM will fail utterly because which areas in South Sudan will be the strongholds of the SPLM? The Dinka people are beginning to realize that their iron historical support to both the SPLM party and the government of the Republic of South Sudan is abused. The SPLM is good appeasing war criminals and treasoners/traitors who at firs

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    • 25 June 2017 13:25, by pabaak

      You know what,SPLM as the party is the one is the problem the problem is the managed it and the system the have put in to ve follow. SPLM in future need to move away from undemocratic system they have it now,especially,the wrong system of choosing its leaders, the very controversial of showing up hands to choose its representative when come general election. This process is totally wrong

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      • 25 June 2017 13:40, by pabaak

        And can’t be allowed to happen in future, this is totally robbing people of their very democratic rights of choosing for themselves thier leaders. For successful coming election, the country need to conduct two election the first one should be primaries ,where party should one from among many party candidates, then when one candidate has emerged winer,then the second is general election where

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        • 25 June 2017 13:46, by pabaak

          Party candidate should compete with others candidates from different parties or independent candidate to be President of the country. This is process we must follow in order to have democratic system of smooth and peaceful transition of power in our country.

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        • 25 June 2017 13:57, by pabaak

          Where party should choose one candidate from among many candidates.

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      • 25 June 2017 14:03, by pabaak

        SPLM as a party is not the one with the problem, the problem is the managed and the system put place to be followed.

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  • 25 June 2017 08:02, by Lenin Bull

    will kill innocent Dinka civilians in order to catch Salva Kiir’s attention who will then begin to panick and offer them ranks, and government positions after which they will immediately renounce the rebellion with some Dinka communities as only collateral damages. Consider Johnson Olony and the Padang Dinka as his victims many times, David Yau Yau and the Dinka Bor, Peter Gadet and Rek and Ruweng

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  • 25 June 2017 08:10, by Lenin Bull

    George Athor’s rebellion and Dinka Paweny of Atar as his target of destruction, and now SPLM-IO of Riek targeting all Dinka people living in any part of Greater Upper Nile Region for destruction so that that region become Federal Democratic Republic of Ngundeng. In all these grave dangers to innocent Dinka people, President Salva Kiir is always clueless and unresponsive.

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  • 25 June 2017 08:18, by Lenin Bull

    Historically, revolutionary parties/governments can last long only if their original bases are solidly behind them and they can always be behind them when their government/party offers them security/protection, job opportunities, development, and the government they are accused and antagonized truly reflects their faces which is absolutely not the case with SPLM or even SPLA.

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  • 25 June 2017 08:33, by Lenin Bull

    Read NIF/NCP strategies in Sudan, NRM/NRA in Uganda, ANC in South Africa, Republican/Democratic parties in the US, Labour/Conservative/Liberal parties in the UK, etc strategies and compare them with SPLM strategies. One finds huge difference. SPLM got lost in between. Only insecurity, shameless corruption, unending rebellion, lack of or suspension of elections, poverty, etc reign in our homeland.

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  • 25 June 2017 10:34, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The politics that Jieng council of Elders has been conducting in South Sudan has been on the basis of US against THEM that has tremendously failed. Now is becoming US against US. We can now seen the light in the tunnel. It is high time Kiir left and fled the throne otherwise he might be caught like Gadhafi of Libya.

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  • 25 June 2017 15:16, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The reports is baseless no new rebel in Western Lakes State.

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  • 25 June 2017 15:17, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The inter communal fighting should not be term as rebellion in Western Lakes State.

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