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S. Sudan’s president declares state of emergency, holds security meeting


July 18, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting of the national security committee in the capital, Juba a day after declaring a state of emergency in parts of the country.

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South Sudan president Salva Kiir at a meeting with security officials, July 17, 2017 (ST)

The meeting followed the communal clashes in four states. The state of emergency covered parts of Aweil East, Wau, Gogrial and Jonglei states.

The order did not, however, mention which specific places in the state were affected. It not known which areas will be affected since such a declaration is usually followed by the introduction of special measures such as increased powers for the police or army, usually connected to civil unrest or natural disasters like earthquakes.

Martial laws apply for civil unrest in the area. And in most cases, the measures affect operations of local schools and other economic activities since it hampers movement.

South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, Vice the President James Wani Igga, Adviser for Security Tut Gatluak, Minister of National Security, Obuto Mamur, Minister of Defense Kuol Manyang, Minister of Interior, Michael Chiangjiek, Minister of Justice Paulino Wanawilla and the Minister of Information, Broadcasting & Postal Service, Michael Makuei Lueth attended the meeting.

However, the other officials and officers who attended the meeting were the minister in the office of the president, Mayiik Ayii, finance minister, Central Bank governor, the inspector general of police, deputy chief of defense forces, director generals for internal and external security bureaus of the security service, Akol Koor Kuc and Thomas Duoth and director of army military intelligence, Gen. Marial Nuor.

The country’s minister of interior, who doubles as the spokesperson of the committee, Michael Chiangjiek said that the meeting discussed security situation in the Countrywide and the measures to be used to resolve the matters

Chiangjiek emphasised on the recent communal clashes between Jonglei state and Boma states were part of the agenda of the meeting held today. The committee, he said, condemned in "strongest" terms the attacks in which 30 people lost their lives, 18 wounded and 7,000 herds of cattle allegedly taken.

It was not clear which community took cows from which community in the region.

Unconfirmed reports, mainly on social media, blamed the ethnic Murle over the raid.

Chiangjiek said that the committee had agreed to form an investigation committee to look into the incident urgently. He said that the Boma state government had been ordered to collect all cattle that were raided and sent back to Jonglei state in order to avoid revenge from the youth of Jonglei state.Other issues discussed at the meeting were the deteriorating security situation in Gogrial state.

The committee reportedly agreed to deploy the army in the area to provide security and protect citizens.


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  • 19 July 2017 00:01, by Kush Natives

    Like really? Will it bring the violent crime down in those mentioned states? Let’s wait and see! Why no one from Murlei tribe in the meeting?

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    • 19 July 2017 00:28, by Kuch

      Kush Natives,
      This is a usual SUDAN TRIBUNE made up story how many times are you fellows been informed that SUDAN TRIBUNE is a foreign online tabloid edited in France by a cloned so-called Arab of North Sudan? SUDAN TRIBUNE and RADIO TAMAZUJ have offices in South Sudan or journalists, but spies fellows>>>

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      • 19 July 2017 00:37, by Kuch

        And most of the SUDAN TRIBUNE stories are created by North Sudan spies and some South Sudanese who want to make a few dollars from the CIA, MI6 & other foreign operatives posing as NGOs workers or freelance journalists here in South Sudan while they are working for their corporate America & European regime change business in our country fellows>>>

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        • 19 July 2017 00:48, by Kuch

          The NGO workers of USAID, of MSF, OXfam-UK etc are all fool of CIA, MI6, Mosad and other foreign agents. The so-called white Americans, English other creeps who called themselves journalists are not always actual journalists but spies. Do you fellows know that our country is where is where the foreign hyenas are salivating to plunder?>>>

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          • 19 July 2017 00:57, by Kuch

            These foreign hyenas have succeeded with their regime change business in central Africa republic & Libya but their most prized country in Africa with resources to be regime changed & be plundered by them is our country, South Sudan. But their regime change business seems not to be working in their favour. Their puppet & some of his fools they are using as pawns/proxies>>>

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            • 19 July 2017 01:03, by Newsudan

              Gen.Kiir Mayardit has also order 33 governors to cleared all negative forces in their States in coordination with peace wing forces of STD

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            • 19 July 2017 01:06, by Kuch

              To regime change the current government of South Sudan are no where near achieving that goal & so these foreign hyenas plan B is to use their Riek Machar puppet & a few of his fools they are using as pawns/proxies as their bargaining card with or blackmails to the government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. These foreign hyenas are the ones that are demanding to be included>>>

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              • 19 July 2017 01:15, by Kuch

                in the South Sudanese "national dialogue" and that is why they keep saying in the media that the national dialogue must be "inclusive". The national dialogue is already inclusive but these foreign hyenas has no provision in it and is why they don’t want the national dialogue to succeed. Fellows, even some lowly informed leaders do not know the white people evil & dirty intrigues>>>

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                • 19 July 2017 01:25, by Kuch

                  Dr. John Garang was the one who knew these foreign hyenas pretty darn well. And Dr. Garang guarded the SPLM/A from being infiltrated by the CIA, MI6 etc who used to pose themselves as NGOs or humanitarian aid workers during our genuine war of independence from our cloned so-called Arab North Sudan. These foreign hyenas eventually killed Dr. Garang right after 2005 CPA anyway because they knew>>>

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                  • 19 July 2017 01:34, by Kuch

                    With Dr. Garang on the helm, there was no chance for these hyenas to plunder our country at whim. Still, they even again find that Salva Kiir is not also their idiot to give our country on a clean plate to their Wall street and their banking cartels. And that’s why their Riek Machar puppet seems to be their guy. But they know Riek Machar is a damage good & unpalatable to majority of South Sudanese>>>

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                    • 19 July 2017 01:45, by Kuch

                      But they hoped others like Pagan Amuom, Majak Shoot, Thomas Cirillo could both be acceptable to South Sudanese people and their own business & geopolitical interests in our country. Which may not have been a bad idea. But their Barack Obama, Susan Rice, Susan Paige, Hillary Clinton and their other hawks at their then States department have badly messed up the US good relationship it used to have with South Sudanese people with their regime change>>>

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                      • 19 July 2017 01:56, by Kuch

                        business and to use South Sudan & the south Sudanese people as their geopolitical chess game. Now the South Sudanese people have reverted back to their old ways of distrust to white people, Arab or foreigners in general. A few like some Riek Machar supporters who seem to favour the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs dirty business in our country will will up pretty darn soon against these creeps>>>

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                        • 19 July 2017 05:20, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

                          There’s rebellions,,famine,,raiding,tribal wars,diplacements and rampants insecurity in the countrywide and off course no reliable salaries from topbottom govt servants with inclusions of army and other security organs while living is expensive ,these itselves is calls what? Its a total failure and its better you decide to chose one reasonable friendly face within to try to save our country.

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  • 19 July 2017 05:53, by john locke

    Kuch, please seek mental help.. you continually ramble on about the same nonsense that makes no sense.. please, get some help. I mean it. As for this article, its clear that kiir now realized that cannot uproot us in pagak, so now hes going to plan B. Declaring a state of emergency. The country is broke and cant pay her soldiers, let alone her politicians. Kiir turned our country into a joke

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    • 19 July 2017 06:17, by Malakal county Simon

      Somlization is in the making in country rule by illiterate failed president.... Murle has just killed Mouth piece Michael makuey Lueth just two days and now the president who Bor people’s called him God-father after John Garang has declared Jonglie as part of State emergency?? Just to prevent angry Bor Youth to retaliate against Murle? Haha what’s a game!!!!

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      • 19 July 2017 06:24, by Malakal county Simon

        Somlization is in the making in this country rule by illiterate failed president.... Just two days ago Murle has killed Mouth Michael Makuey Lueth tribe men, and now the president who Bor people’s called him God-father after John Garang has declared just declared Jonglie as part of State emergency?? Just to prevent the angry Bor to retaliate against the Murle?? Haha what’s a game!!!!

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  • 19 July 2017 06:58, by john locke

    I dont believe that michael makuei lueth is dead.. that must be a lie

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  • 19 July 2017 12:33, by Nairobimitot

    The government of South Sudan must spend the little that it has on security. Safety and stability of the country should be the top priority for the govern. Get rid of the rebellion because the civilians who have taken up arms do not know what they are doing. They do not have any vision for the country what they have is Riek Machar. There are many Nuer with PhDs, Why Riek Machar only?

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  • 19 July 2017 13:10, by Ranmediit

    Kiir and Taban you have create this shatter in among the communities, it’s good your are facing difficulties of works.

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  • 19 July 2017 13:11, by Nairobimitot

    Riek Machar only knows how to run according to whatever speed is set by the government or by himself. Riek Machar likes to leave the people dying, with bullets, disease, and hunger. He never wants South Sudan, and he never loves the people of South Sudan. He only wishes to become a first vice President, and he also intends to become a president of South Sudan, through crazy ideas. He has failed many times through rebellion. He is always a failer. Riek Machar should not be followed, and anyone who is following Riek Machar because he is Nuer is doing wrong to the people of South. We have a new vice president now, and his name is Taban Deng Gai, he will give you food, water and provide you with milk and honey if you abandon the rebellion. Follow him and support the government of South Sudan. Forget about Riek Machar because he is now a history. He will be kept in South Africa for a very long time. We will pay for his bills there, and we do not want him to be near South Sudan. IF you are a civilian, do not waste your time and energy talking about Riek Machar because he is partying in South with Irish Music which is very much what his followers are doing around the Globe. His supporters always say (if we can destroy South Sudan, we can party all night all day outside our country, and that is what they are doing, partying in Somebody lands, houses, and beds. Don’t you have different new ideas in your heads that can be used by the government of South Sudan to improve your lives?

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  • 19 July 2017 13:30, by john locke

    Nairobi, i wonder how mu h taban paid you to say all of this negative stuff about riek.. haha.. shile kiir and taban are destroying south sudan we the rebels are herre fighting for the rights of the people. You see the people fleeing to where we are, not where the government is. Stop being confused by a man who started the war (kiir) and a man who will spend every nickle to buy any man (taban)

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    • 19 July 2017 13:46, by Nairobimitot

      John Locke, a Civil war is a family and internal issues.There is no such thing as someone paying you. It does not matter whatever side you choose; it is an internal problem. Do not come up with crazy ideas about someone buying someone. That is an old saying, and it does not exist. Just always know that you are supporting a weak side. Your leader always run, he has many different ways of running, he can fly fast, he can also run on foot in according to how fast whatever is chasing him is moving or running. Riek Machar moves very quickly whenever he is in danger and quickly flies away leaving you and your siblings in the desert. Do not let Riek Machar use you.

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  • 19 July 2017 16:06, by gatkhor Nueri

    Big problem in our country to STD(Stupit Taban Deng)and incompetance nyankiir mayar to kill civilians of Kwacjok.

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  • 19 July 2017 19:32, by john locke

    Nairobi, you sound like an incompetent person. This war was start by kiir due to the fact of his fear of losing power to riek. He killed thousands of innocent nuer in juba in 2013. Or are you refuting that and saying he didnt begin the war. Even with all the weapons he has he srill is unable to take our HQ pagak. I wonder why?. Kiir is an incompetent leader who has failed.

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  • 19 July 2017 21:54, by Mangar

    Dinka are the smartest tribe in South Sudan. Let’s use Taban to fight his Nuer people after which we can simply remove all these powerless Nuer pretending to be with us.
    Their political future is over. They must go

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    • 20 July 2017 00:48, by Nairobimitot

      You cannot live if you do not have Nuer in the government. You need to get that on the top of your head. Whatever is driving you crazy will only get worse if you do not accept Nuer in the government of South Sudan. You can never get rid of Nuer, never. Nuer will always be by the government to stabilize it. The only advantage that you have is mind; your mind is a little bit open than the Nuer mind. That is why you win always. If you try again to kill Nuer, you will destroy your home, and you will destroy South Sudan just like you have destroyed it completely with your greed.

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