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Slain American journalist was “illegally” in S. Sudan: army

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August 30, 2017 (JUBA) - The American freelance journalist shot dead in war-torn South Sudan over the weekend “illegally” entered the country, army officials said Tuesday.

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Christopher Allen (The War Zone Freelance Project)

South Sudan army spokesperson, Lul Ruai Koang said Christopher Allen, 26 allegedly entered into the country with rebels forces and warned journalists against associating with armed elements.

“Anybody who comes attacking us with hostile forces will meet his fate,” Koang told Reuters.

Allen, a freelance scribe, was killed Saturday when South Sudan army clashed with rebels at Kaya, a town bordering Uganda.

South Sudan government officials said Tuesday that the American scribe killed during military clashes was a “white rebel”.

They denied that the victim of the war was a freelance journalist killed in fighting.

Riak Gok Majok, a member of the national dialogue denied reports that the deceased was embedded in the units of the rebel forces.

“We were happy that with political change in the USA [United States of America], we thought a neutral approach in resolving South Sudan conflict would be initiated. I will never believe even at a gun point that Mr. Christopher and his colleagues are mere journalists, no, they are not. It is high time we sit around the table to genuinely seek a practical solution to our problems,” Majok told Sudan Tribune.

He added, “The like of Christopher will continue to fuel this senseless war to make a better living. The USA is still the genuine friend of our country”.

Meanwhile, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said it was deeply troubled by reports that South Sudanese authorities denied that the U.S. freelance journalist who was killed covering conflict in the war-torn nation on 26 August, was deserving of civilian status.

CPJ, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, called for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Allen’s death urging authorities to respect all journalists’ status as civilians.

South Sudan is one of the harshest places in the world for journalists, according to press freedom groups.Allen is the 10th journalist and the first international journalist to be killed in South Sudan since 2012, according to the United Nations.

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  • 30 August 09:35, by Kuch

    For many South Sudanese people who have been following foreign news & their reporting on the conflict in our country, they would realize that their reporting had always been hostile to the government but sympathetic to rebels. This is simply because their *regime change project* failed to achieve their desired result. And any South Sudanese who is a foreign news junkie would not be surprised>>>

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    • 30 August 09:42, by Kuch

      by this, in the West (the US & Northern Europe) though, most of their *corporate media houses* are the instigators of wars in other countries that their corporate America & Europe want to regime change the governments that don’t bow down & worship the US, the UK, France & let their countries being remotely micro-managed in Washington, UN building in New York, London, Paris or Brussels>>>

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      • 30 August 09:51, by Kuch

        The most glaring examples of these leaders & their countries are: Libya, Syria, Iraq & Ukraine. I can remember the highly acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal & other European corporate newspapers hyping up the invasion of Iraq in 2003 & invasion that later on turned out to be an invasion on a false pretext. But all the same, the end game was to take over the Iraqi oil fields>>>

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        • 30 August 09:59, by Kuch

          In 2011, the same corporate America & European media houses did the same thing in Libya & Ukraine. The whole game was to regime change the government of Libya & take over the Libyans oil fields. Now that they had destroyed Libya & Libya is now ungovernable. The corporate America & Europe criminals who were swooning with their then so-called *free Libya army* criminals have disappeared>>>

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          • 30 August 10:05, by Kuch

            into thin air, they have moved on to Syria with their yet another so-called "free Syrian army" who are known Al qada, Al Nusra, ISIS/L & other terrorists. And these so-called free Syria army terrorists are being ’armed & trained’ by the CIA, MI6 & other European secrete agents>>>

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            • 30 August 10:15, by Kuch

              The conflict in Yemen is not being hyped up or propagated by the corporate America or some European media propaganda machines because the US, the UK & the ones that backing Saudi Arabia, gulf Arab states including our cloned arab North Sudan & they are the ones *bombing & starving* the innocent Yemen civilians. The so-called UNSC has not *even uttered a single word* on as to why an alliance>>>

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              • 30 August 10:21, by Kuch

                of gulf Arab states including our cloned arab North Sudan was allowed to invade a sovereign country without an approval from the UNSC? The answer is simple----the so-called UNSC is in the pocket of the US, the UK or France and they are the same evils who are suppling Saudi Arabia & the gulf Arabs with weapons to bomb Yemen>>>

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                • 30 August 10:31, by Kuch

                  The Yemen Houthis are *Shiites* that have their sympathizers in Iran & are considered by the *Sunnis* as their existential enemies. But the Sunnis of Saudi Arabia, gulf Arabs including our own cloned arab North Sudan, ISIS/L, Al Qada, Al Nustra, Boko Haram, the US & the UK are allies>>>

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                  • 30 August 10:39, by Kuch

                    Here in our country though, the US, the UK & some of their creepy allies in between are using the same tactics they have used in Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eastern Congo & Ukraine----as their Geopolitical chess game. Because the evils (the corporate America, the UK, their UN, NGOs & some of their allies in between)>>>

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                    • 30 August 10:46, by Kuch

                      are desperately after our oil fields & to get rid of the Chinese companies out of our country just like they have done in CAR, Libya, Iraq & other countries. But their Riek Machar puppet/stooge & his so-called SPLA-IO that they wanted to regime change the government of South Sudan has been frustrated. But their plan B is to use their UN---UNIMISS peacekeepers, humanitarians aid, donations>>>

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                      • 30 August 11:10, by Kuch

                        and human rights business intrigues as their surreptitious means to achieve their regime change project results in our country. But the evils are playing games. There are no real armed rebels of our so-called SPLA-IO in our country some of these days. But the UN, its sleazy NGOs, the corporate America, some European media propagandists like this Christopher Allen who unfortunately died covering>>

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                        • 30 August 11:17, by Kuch

                          a war many South Sudanese people blamed on *foreign interest in our country & against our people* But some of our Riek Machar supporters have been told time & time again to open their damn eyes & understand that their damned US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their evil allies in between are not really our true uncles as they often projected themselves to us & our country>>>

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                          • 30 August 11:23, by Kuch

                            but our enemies who have taken our country & our people hostage & they are using you [Riek Machar fools] as their *bargaining cards/chips* to crawl their evil selves into our country to come, occupy our country & colonize our country on ’pretext & disguise’ of their damned so-called UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & human rights business dirty intrigues>>>

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                            • 30 August 11:30, by Kuch

                              but we are aren’t going to let these evil dirty intrigues into our country whatsoever, never ever on our our watch. This is what the evils are after doing to our country & against our people:https://www.amazon.com/Great-Game-Struggle-Central-Kodansha/dp/1568360223
                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Game
                              https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/south-asia/1980-03-01/great-game-asia

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                              • 30 August 11:41, by Kuch

                                Our Riek Machar supporters, get this straight idiots; whenever the evil corporate America, the UK & some of their creeps in Europe banking cartels are about to go bust; then they *create a boogie man* as an imaginary *enemy to fight to sell their damned weapon around the world* And Russia, China, their so-called terrorists (Al qada & now ISIS/L) & some third world countries with resources>>>

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                                • 30 August 12:04, by Kuch

                                  that don’t bow down or worship Washington, Wall Street, London, UN building in New York, Paris or Brussels. The US, the UK, France or their banking cartels & their corporate America & some of their Europe criminals would then *invoke-in* their damned so-called *socialism & communism* against other people & their countries>>>

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                                  • 30 August 12:26, by Kuch

                                    Most of the Europeans countries like Europe, Germany, Scandinavia countries, Canada, Australia, here in our own Africa, our Nilotic plains. We are ’communists & socialists’ this is the *literal definition* of *Socialism & communism* fools. We are *social people* be cause we are *social beings* and we are *communists* because live in *communities*>>>

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                                    • 30 August 12:31, by Kuch

                                      Fellows, here in our country. We are very very *racists and honest* than even the *evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned Arabs of North Sudan & some of their other evils in between* We are not like going to live with the evils in our country never ever ever. Fellows, game is over>>>

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                                    • 30 August 12:32, by Kuch

                                      Fellows, here in our country. We are very very *racists and honest* than even the *evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned Arabs of North Sudan & some of their other evils in between* We are not like going to live with the evils in our country never ever ever. Fellows, game is over>>>

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