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S. Sudan youth leader urges calm and unity among citizens


July 6, 2017 (JUBA) – The leader of African Youth Action Network (AYAN) has called for calm among South Sudanese youths who hail from the country’s Jonglei and Equatoria states, while urging them to refrain from the hate speech capable of dividing the young nation.

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Section of participants during the Youth peace and reconciliation workshop in Wau on 5, November, 2016 (ST Photo)

AYAN’s executive director, Malual Bol Kiir said the recent exchange involving hate speeches between Equatorians and Bor youths places the future of young people in South Sudan in a critical situation.

Bol specifically cited a 28 July letter allegedly written by Bor Community Youth Association, calling for evacuation of Equatorian aid workers working in Bor, describing it as totally “unacceptable”.

“We the young people should strive at building synergies, building peace and fight for our inclusion on the development agenda. This fight only threatens our unity and making us vulnerable in the face of the looming crisis in the country,” Bol said.

”We should together as youth get rid of the ethnic sentiments planted in us by our politicians who lack vision and continue destroying our beloved nation since their days are numbered. We should concentrate rather on redirecting our efforts towards finding sustainable peace in the country,” he stressed.

The outspoken youth leader urged young people to work for the common interest of the nation and warned that any division among the youths will worsen the conflicts caused by the nation’s politicians.

The ongoing conflicts in South Sudan, according to the United Nations, has displaced 1.2 million people who have fled to neighboring countries, while 5.7 million are exposed to famine.


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  • 7 July 2017 08:01, by Eastern

    One year after soleminzing the fake Kiir-Taban marriage of convience, the economic hardship is biting harder! Banks are closing in droves, first dinka youths in Aweil asked NGOs and UN to evacuate Equatorians working in their state. Closer to home, the Bor dinka youths with the backing of some of their leaders have made the same pronouncement. MINISTRY OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS, have your say!!!

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    • 7 July 2017 09:28, by jubaone

      Do we really need the jienges in Equatoria? No. What added value do they bring other occupying our valuable lands, and crowding our spaces? We MUST expel all of them out of Equatoria. After all the Kiirminal has given them their own states to develop. But lazy as they are, they like to idle, squat and do nothing. They should be cultivating and growing food NOT gossiping like drunken nyors

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      • 7 July 2017 16:50, by Marco A. Wek

        Eastern and Jubaone, you people have two options, accept your fellow South Sudanese Dinkas or leave the country and move to the country of your choice as refugees or pretend to be Ugandan as you people do in the past during North- South civil war. Drinks are going nowhere. This is their country to which they bleed.
        Take it or leave it.

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        • 7 July 2017 19:57, by Eastern

          Marco A. Wek,

          Equatoria is a BATTLE GROUND, all civilians including the families of the Matiang Anyoors are in refugees camp in neighboring countries....

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      • 7 July 2017 17:06, by Marco A. Wek

        Jubaone, it surprised me how you people with mice minds forget how Arabs chasing men out from their homes in Juba to do whatever they wanted women and girls. Have you forgotten the term RUGUAL MAPFI( There are no men). Well thanks to Jeinge for their scarfies which let to you coming back to what now called your land which left to the Arabs and the very Dinkas you don’t want in Equatoria now fought

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    • 7 July 2017 09:39, by Midit Mitot

      Preaching for unity after failure to dis-log equatorians aid workers in Bor. every one knows your behavior in this country

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  • 7 July 2017 08:21, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Bol Malual Kiir

    You are right by the way, but how do you point your figer to Bor youths, while the are victimize at the same time, are you supporting the killing of Dinka tribes in equatoria high ways on daily basis, without condemination from both gov,t and equatorian elder, do you thinks what can we do?

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    • 7 July 2017 08:54, by Garang Akeen Tong

      We remain with no option, I personally blame Bor youths for warning them, they didn,t warn us when, they starts killing of innocent Dinkas on high ways, they kills them silently, its suppose to make revange silently as the they does.
      Anyway, Mr. Bol Malual Kiir your call is much appreciated, but don,t points your figer one side.

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