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South Sudan risks disintegration if Kiir steps down: adviser


June 25, 2017 (JUBA) - War-torn South Sudan will disintegrate if the country’s leader forcefully steps down, one of his advisors warned on Sunday.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir speaks at a public rally in Juba on 18 March 2015 (Photo: AP/Jason Patinkin)

Tor Deng Mawien, the presidential adviser on decentralisation and intergovernmental linkages made the remarks while addressing the Muslim community who gathered for prayers in the capital, Juba.

“As you peacefully end the holy month of Ramadan, I would like you to continue to pray and preach messages of peace, love, reconciliation and forgiveness,” said Mawien.

He added, “This is the only way we can guarantee security, unity and peaceful co-existence of our people, not fighting and campaigning to change the [current] government by force”.

The advisor to the South Sudanese leader described the latter as a “unifying” figure, stressing that the country’s ruling party (SPLM) would disintegrate and eventually collapse should Kiir step down.

“This is not politics, but it is a fact. President Salva Kiir is the unifying figure”, he said.

The South Sudanese leader vowed he would never step down by force, insisting it would set a bad precedent for the war-torn nation.

Kiir made these remarks last week while meeting Akobo state governor, Johnson Gony Biliu, who was in the South Sudan capital to brief him on the security and humanitarian situation in his territory.

“They [citizens] want peace and I will not accept to let them down and step down by force,” the South Sudanese leader said last week.

South Sudan was plunged into conflict in December 2013 as the rivalry between President Kiir and his then-vice president, Riek Machar, turned into a civil war. Since then, the fighting, which has often been along ethnic lines, triggered Africa’s worst refugee crisis, with over three million people fleeing their homes.


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  • 25 June 2017 23:09, by Sunday Junup

    No body ask you to step down but your leadership style is the one asking you to go. Time UA coming soon when all SS will claims their thrown by force. It would be a very good image if you could step a side in order to give peace a chance. To day we are asking you to resuscitate CPAII but next year we will ask you to step down

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  • 25 June 2017 23:48, by john akeen

    There will be no president in south sudan will be stepping down from south sudanese office by force, any president must leave south sudanese capital house by all the 64 tribes voices and it should be by election, people must vote in order for them to elect their right president to rule them or to lead them. No one will take over south sudanese office by rebelling, we must vote & that is essential

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  • 26 June 2017 02:44, by Naath

    Tor Deng Mawien,

    You Dinka you are natural liars, you make up lies from time to time for your tribal man to cling to power by force. Do you mean if a Dinka cannot lead South Sudan, then the South Sudan would disintegrate? You are brainless community in South Sudan.

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    • 26 June 2017 03:18, by Kush Natives

      This is what will finish you all in near future, Tor Mawien was not speaking as a Dinka representative, but rather a government official. What stacked on your useless brains is Dinka instead bad governance, why always talked rubbish on Dinka tribe? Do your shallow brain think that all Dinka are in this government?

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      • 26 June 2017 03:28, by Kush Natives

        You folks should starts showing the whole world on how to rule first, by setting up a human rights activist in your useless rebellion. Ambushing innocent civilians in the roads will definitely not set free to takeover this country. The only viable alternative option is to stop your mad and gone wild activities. Stop the Dinka name on your useless brains and let’s debate this controversial.

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        • 26 June 2017 03:34, by Kush Natives

          Con_ or political crisis in our country called South Sudan as the government and opposition forces. This is where we will definitely come up the lasting solution to our problem rather then attacking Dinka tribe in daily basis. Most of the commentators are so outrageous by your tribal baseless allegations against Dinka tribe. Every tribes are this government, not just Dinka, so why attacking Dinka

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          • 26 June 2017 04:50, by john akeen

            Dinka is a famous name, Dinka Dinka. Now I order you to continue on saying Dinka Dinka or else Dinka won’t leave you alone. you know Dinka start with letter D so I won’t pull my Dick out your mouth. talking about Dinka Dinka everywhere,soon you will be screaming around Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick

            Naath- say Dick Dick

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            • 26 June 2017 05:36, by Senator Y

              South Sudan is too deform to reform and if I am a President I would step aside. When are we going to learn from the inadequacy of our President?
              Kiir must not have a love for this country he was fighting for nothing and that why he choose to destroy our nation.

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            • 26 June 2017 09:24, by jubaone

              John Akeen,
              I see you urgently need some counselling to cool down your uncontrollable emotional outbursts. Are we seeing the animal-like instincts that the jienges often show once deranged? No. You are I guess educated and expect some sanity. What will then the naked jienge savage do? Rape a man? Now this explains the rapist nature of nyors. Dick..Dick..Dinka..!

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              • 26 June 2017 09:35, by jubaone

                John Akeen,
                In my Bari language, the word fuck is ’Dinga. Just wondering if there is any linguistic association with Dinka. If ’Dinga was used to describe the "fucking man" who is a "monyjienge", then we’re getting close to understanding how the early Baris called them Dinka and not monyjienge. Interesting😂 Could be, early jienges in Bariland mated wildly and freely without discretion like goats.

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                • 26 June 2017 09:43, by Eastern


                  I like that one: ’Di?a ilo ’dio?......!!!!!!

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                • 26 June 2017 17:28, by john akeen


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                  • 26 June 2017 18:12, by jubaone

                    John Akeen,
                    There you go, here comes the"ass fucker". We’re witnessing the true jienge savagery and animalism, a common practice of ass-rimming from the cattle camps where naked jienge youth sleep side by side. No wonder, most jienges are inclined to be rapists and homosexuals. Who knows how your filthy asshole could be gaping like so mouse 🐭 hole. Uh!

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                  • 26 June 2017 18:15, by jubaone

                    John Akeen,
                    Mother and not "Mather" ya aryan jienge al-kawal.

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                    • 26 June 2017 21:49, by john akeen

                      You need to correct yourself before you correct me pussy. Who told you that I’m Dinka, or you goes by names, you pussy ass nigger, let me tell you sum aryan-jienge that you’re talking about they are the people that who is ruling you and they will continue on ruling for million years until you kill yourself whether you like it or not. We all came to this world without cloth on. Dinka will kill

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                      • 26 June 2017 22:01, by john akeen

                        haters like you and will keep non haters, you need to go look for your father Riek Machar and tell him that aryan-jienges and Taban Deng Gai are in Juba enjoying their life in the office

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    • 26 June 2017 07:55, by Akuma


      Please note that Tor Deng Mawien is talking on how to protect his Advisor’s seat but not Dinka tribe as you proclaims. What does Tor Deng know about SPLM policies since he was recently NCP-Die-heart.

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      • 26 June 2017 20:34, by lino

        You nailed it down Akuma!!! We said before that Kiir’s SPLM leadership was hijacked by NCP of Bashir before December 15, 2013 and you people of SS didn’t want to get it.
        So called coups have been going on in NCP world and they introduced it to the SS to weaken the country.
        Now we are talking!!!

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    • 26 June 2017 09:51, by Garang Akeen Tong


      Are you talking to Tor Deng Mawien personally or you are talking Dinka as tribe, belive me Gatnyere, you wouln,t achieve objective without Dinka contribution,

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  • 26 June 2017 05:12, by Genera Equatoria Elder

    Dear Commentators,i think we have had a lot of blame games in this country i think is a right time for us to find a lot lasting solution to this current crisis because whether Dinka or non Dinka are suffering the symptoms of the crisis especially the economic crisis. But this time we need for to empower ourselves as youth then remove the old ideology then adopt modern political principles.

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  • 26 June 2017 06:26, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The opposite is real. Stop misinformation and lies. How many refugees, internally displaced persons and human corpses have you caused and produced in this great nation? Enough is enough. You should be taking care of your cattle and not members of human family.

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  • 26 June 2017 06:29, by Eastern

    Kiir MUST leave the office president sooner or the country disintegrates into tribal enclaves.

    Of course where will Tor Deng Mawien get his meals if Kiir goes now. He’s one of the stooges bootlicking at J1....

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    • 26 June 2017 08:58, by South South

      Kiir must go is childish and premature. The guy has majority of supporters in the country, therefore, he is untouchable. By the way you wrote this sentence in English a few days ago: "As I write now ". This is very poor English sentence. Good sentence is this: "As I am writing now". Please review your English language. You ask for it.

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      • 26 June 2017 09:08, by jubaone

        South South,
        I see you’re getting better each time you write your comments except that it should be theme based. The country is literally disintegrated, what is left is acknowledging that officially. What the f**k unites me with a naked savage from Abyei or Warrap when we’re culturally, socially different with completely diverging world views? A jienge is a jienge and Kiirminal is just one.

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      • 26 June 2017 09:26, by Eastern

        South South,

        Good to know that my English language lessons to you are now bearing fruits.

        You are being diversionary though. Kiir is unqualified - he doesn’t deserve those you refer to as majority, to follow him. As you may not be aware of, a million morons is a liability compared to 100 informed people....

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  • 26 June 2017 15:00, by Dak tak

    Tor Deng is taking nonsense, how can a man that is being supported only by his own tribe and not all south sudanese would have cost the nation dichotomy if stepped down, it is not hypocrisy. Let Kiir step down and the nation will flourish again for your information. It is Kiir ’s poor leadership that brought the nation to its knee and it will continue as thus if he remains in the helm.

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  • 26 June 2017 15:08, by Dak tak

    I know the only thing you fear is losing your job as is the cast with the moribund clique that surrounded him. Your political stubborn will only prolong war and nothing else. Every one is aware that resignation isn’t a content of SPLM vocabulary, but life experience taught us that all with the beginning also end, the kingdom will at any time be over.

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  • 26 June 2017 15:19, by gatkhor Nueri

    Ja?a?? nh?k? ni? ko?r thi?l? mi? d??? mi? li??

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  • 26 June 2017 15:26, by gatkhor Nueri

    Ja?? j?n thi?l? mi? li???

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  • 26 June 2017 15:41, by gatkhor Nueri

    peace is only way yaa jaamaa.

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  • 27 June 2017 09:56, by Achuil friedman

    Peace is the only way if people think about peace in the country and those who still with ignorance has no legitimacy.

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  • 28 June 2017 13:44, by Angelo Achuil

    ’South Sudan risks disintegration if Kiir steps down"
    I am wondering what this man calls what the country now undergoing???
    People are now afraid to travel or work in some counties becoz of ethnic tension, fear of using the roads, rivers, mistrust with the army, and our forest booming with rebellions!! I would like to know what he calls this situation happening under Kiir!

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