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Dozens killed in South Sudan’s inter-communal fight


July 18, 2017 (KWAJOK) – A least 18 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in clashes involving the Apuk and Aguok communities of South Sudan’s Gogrial state, an official disclosed.

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“Some of our people are now moving to the side of the former Western Bahr el Ghazal and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states for fear of their lives,” said the state information minister, Ariech Mayar Ariech.

Ariech, however, said tension remained high as some group of youth suspected to be from the Aguok community attacked the Apuk, burning down villages and forcing residents to flee their homes.

“We need the intervention of many troops to have the state special forces that are now at the places of the clashes,” he added.

Tonj state governor, Akech Tong Aleu and his Gogrial state counterpart, Gregory Deng Kuac have reportedly camped in Gogrial state as they try to persuade the youth to stop fighting.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting of the national security committee, a day after a state of emergency was declared in parts of the country.

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


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  • 19 July 09:52, by Majesty

    Dinka Malual youth stationed in and around Gogrial need to safely go home, leave Gogrial alone to fight their wars. If a Dinka has never caused any war among South Sudanese, why are we are fighting? What ware fight fighting for?

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    • 19 July 10:15, by Eastern

      If a Dinka has never caused any war among South Sudanese, why are we are fighting? What ware fight fighting for?

      For your information, the current war was started by Kiir, a dinka complete with tribal scarifications of the Malual dinka!

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      • 19 July 13:18, by South South


        This is why I question you reason many times. You just speak about something you have no singe fact. No single Dinka Malual involve in Apuk and Aguok fighting. No single thing is going on between Dinak Malual and Gogrial youth, nothing, zero. You just make up lies, maybe they help to sleep in Diaspora.

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        • 19 July 14:54, by Majesty

          South South,
          No one says there’s fighting going on btw Dinka Malual and Gogrial. I just want to see weil sons recently brought to Gogrial from Lion/Division 3 as part of the security team going back. You can’t screw peace onto the heads of those who don’t understand peaceful coexistence.

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      • 19 July 14:25, by Majesty

        I’m sure this issue is least of your problems.
        By the way, this is "Kenyang", wasn’t able to login using it.

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        • 19 July 16:00, by Eastern

          Oh Kenyang, welcome back to the forum, dude.

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        • 19 July 16:02, by Eastern

          Why? I grew up among the dinka of Bhar el Ghazal. Many actually think I am from Aweil!

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          • 19 July 22:04, by Majesty

            Good you are familiar. I don’t wish to see Dinka Aweil and Gogrial fight as not to mention being from same tribe, they are and have being good neighbors with little or no borders, with same families (too many Kenyangs) on other side.

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            • 19 July 22:14, by Majesty

              ....Yet this is right time for Dinka Malual step back and stop being ringleader in fighting an endless wars caused by others. Let others fight their wars. Malual has see what Kiir Mayar and his Gogrial circles are doing. Salva Kiir has no intention of bringing peace to his Gogrial villages but on mission to divide Dinka Malual.

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              • 19 July 22:39, by Majesty

                ...as i mentioned earlier and will say it probably again, removal of Gen. Malong and replaced by Gen. Ajonga wasn’t coincidence. Why not Gen. Memor Obete? Why did Kiir has to reinstate Gen. Dau Aturjong to army on same night? Recently Kiir declared emergency in Aweil East, there’s no fighting or insecurity round clock in Aweil. Do you know why then?

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      • 19 July 15:32, by James

        Don’t fight Dinka, fight the government. You talk smartly as if you are fighting to change the system. Kumbe, you are fighting to fill your stomach by robbing civilians, raping women. Don’t bark about tribalism, be a man of principle. Learn from our hero John Garang. Did John Garang mentioned any of the south sudanese tribes in his fighting?

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        • 19 July 20:10, by Eastern

          So you are still in denial about the exisitence of JCE and Mathiang Anyoors to advance dinka supremacy a fairy tale? I will tow your line and we move on!!

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    • 19 July 13:34, by Majesty


      "If a Dinka Malual has never caused any war....."

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