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South Sudan rebel chapter in Australia disown leader


June 29, 2017 (JUBA) - Members of South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) in Australia have disowned their leader, William Orule, after the announced his defection the country’s First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai.

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South Sudan first vice president Taban Deng Gai arrives in Bor May 9, 2017 (ST)

Orule, who headed the armed opposition faction in Australia, declared allegiance to Gai amid criticisms from the other group members.

The armed opposition faction, in a statement, strongly criticized Orule’s move to join a rival faction led by its former chief negotiator.

“We would like to inform the public, the region and the world at large that the IO movement respects the right of individual who decides to leave or join us. This is a core principle of our democracy and freedom of choices or speech. Comrades Orule had decided to leave. We view this as his right. Let continue the fight against genocide regime as usual,” partly reads the statement.

Some members of the armed opposition faction, however, vowed to continue backing former First Vice-President, Riek Machar despite what they referred to as his “illegal” detention in South Africa.

South Sudan was plunged into conflict in December 2013 as the rivalry between President Kiir and 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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  • 30 June 06:25, by Lenin Bull

    William Orule is welcome back to the camp of the nationalists who want South Sudanese people to live in peace and harmony and to develop themselves, make themselves rich through hardworks, and make their country a proud country where their is joy, celebration, and education for children. Riek is an evil comprador/Belzeebul of hate and killing.

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  • 30 June 06:33, by Lenin Bull

    I wonder why some of our people whom GOD or fate have so much been so kind to reach developed civilized countries like Australia, USA, Canada, UK/Europe, neighboring countries to South Sudan, etc, who should have learned in colleges/universities and through direct personal experiences how the citizens love and work hard for peace and development and honor of those countries. Why not South Sudanese

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  • 30 June 06:45, by Lenin Bull

    Advice to defectors from the camp of Riek’s gangs is that nobody should defect alone if you were somebody there. Coming back alone to government side will compel some thinkers to view you as either someone who has been a yak/hyena in Riek’s IO or someone sent as a spy agent for infiltration and finally deadly mission.Let us be serious here guys. We are in serious nation-state building here not

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  • 30 June 06:51, by Lenin Bull

    half-heart business enterprizes. Some of us want to build a peaceful non-tribal stable country where all our people from all their various ethnic backgrounds live in peace and harmony with equal opportunities and where our loved young ones go to schools daily. This is the country we want to build and bequeath to our children. You better believe me this is going to happen here in South Sudan.

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  • 30 June 07:01, by Lenin Bull

    The smart and bloodless way of kicking out from Juba J1 those mindless program-less thugs who have gotten stuck there is through total peace in the country, unite all our people/leave no tribe behind/don’t ostracize any tribe on ethnicity basis, and timely periodical elections in which we will all elect good leaders. No bloody war guys we are brothers and sisters.

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  • 30 June 07:54, by Eastern

    Let all spineless folks vacate the people’s movement....Kiir must go either peacefully or violently..

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    • 30 June 09:06, by Kuch

      You are one of those idiots who have never ever smell the stench of gun powder in their lives but are goading other to fight their aimless war in our country. Hey Eastern, why don’t you just pick your damn riffle & fight Salva Kiir out of power by force? Chap, your Riek Machar’s so-called white army are not fighting your foreign aimless war in our country these days>>>

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      • 30 June 09:14, by Kuch

        Sudan tribune, Radio Tamazuj, some corporate America & European media propaganda machines, the UN & some sleazy NGOs are the ones who are still hyping up their regime change business with their massive propaganda but we are not buying their rubbish. Salva Kiir & his bunch of cowards are going to let the evils pee into our mouths & noses. We have been informing them that the evil corporate America>

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        • 30 June 09:22, by Kuch

          the UK, their UN & their sleazy NGOs will never leave our country in peace without bloods. The evils are known to Geo-political chess game play other people & their countries & plunder them amidst the chaos. Have a link on this chap:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw
          Do idiots know that the corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs>>>

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          • 30 June 09:28, by Kuch

            and their allies have been using the fools like Riek Machar as their puppets/stooges & some of the Nuers & some Equatorians as their pawns/proxy foot soldiers to fight their resources war in our country & against our people? Fellows, the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies want to destroy our country like they have done to Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq>>>

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            • 30 June 09:34, by Kuch

              Afghanistan or Ukraine. This is because of our riches & to counter China. But we are not let that happen on our watch. Fools, the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & criminals in between regime change business has failed but their trying to chess game play our country like their then East & West Germany during their cold war & they hope they can re-unite our country with the cloned>>>

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              • 30 June 09:45, by Kuch

                so-called arab North Sudan. Something that is not going to happen in even in million years. Fellows, what the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some their allies want in our country is not going to end very well. Their love affair with our country & our people has gone too far & we are going to put a full stop to it. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their allies>>>

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                • 30 June 09:50, by Kuch

                  want to occupy our country & colonize us on the disguise of their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping 7 their so-called human rights business bullshits & some of our Nuers & some Equatorians are discerning this creepy dirty game. But they wake like some spooked birds later when they see evil white Americans, English people, Arabs & their evil juus like they currently doing>>>

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                  • 30 June 09:54, by Kuch

                    in Gambella region, central Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro region of Northern Tanzania & South Africa. Fellows, who really want to welcome the evil white Americans, English people & their evil juus into their villages? Who really want these evil long noses in their backyards?

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                    • 30 June 12:16, by Eastern


                      You daily incohernt rants are early signs of schizophrenia [madness]. I am goading the clueless followers of Kiir like you to see that the man you hold in high esteem does not deserve South Sudan and South Sudanese at all...! If that offends you, come to me in South Sudan.

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  • 30 June 08:43, by Kush Natives

    IO never had and will never have a principals in place, until it’s stop ranking primitives villagers militias as a mean of mobilization. Regardless of crying out here always, Riek Machar is legally in detention center in South Africa. Although you fools still undermining it as illegal. We’re now fighting a disciplinary war.

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    • 30 June 09:58, by Malakal county Simon

      All Kiir supporters are empty vessels who just celebrates this and that are defected or joins the government without caution or analyze the movtive behind move.... All in all, the internal juba front new strategy seems to be working and best of luck with this unwanted president and his foods lovers supporters!!!!

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