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Malong’s detention puts Bahr el Ghazal unity in jeopardy: Youth group


September 29, 2017 (JUBA) - Youth leaders representing all the states of Bahr el Ghazal region have issued a statement warning that the placement under house arrest of Gen. Paul Malong Awan, former army chief of staff has put the unity of the region in jeopardy.

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S Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is received by former Chief of General Staff of the SPLA Paul Malong Awan at the airport in Juba March 6, 2015 (Reuters)

The 29th September statement carrying the names of youth leaders representing different states in Bahr el Ghazal region cited Awan’s deteriorating health and the need to preserve the unity of the region.

“We are humbly appealing to the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit to free his humble servant; Gen. Malong so that he can access medical services as well as staying with his family as a free man. This is because any negative impacts on his life under detention may jeopardize our unity as people”, the statement extended to Sudan Tribune reads in part.

Kiir and Awan are both from the Bahr el Ghazal region.

The statement described Awan as “a friend that one calls a “right-hand-man,” a friend that can accept to die with you. In fact, Gen.Malong was your most loyal and right-handed man in both good and tough times. Never forget your past relationship and accomplishments you both achieved during the liberation struggle”.

The youth leaders also expressed disappointment with the community leaders and those who persuaded Gen Awan to return to Juba from Yirol last May after he abruptly decided to leave following his removal from the position.

The same people, according to the youth, should now lead talks aimed at securing the release of the former military chief to move freely instead of detaining him in the house.

Last May, President Kiir fired the former SPLA chief of staff after reports from the internal intelligence service accusing him of preparing a coup against him.

Since then, Malong is confined at his residence in Juba as Kiir refused to him to travel abroad for medical treatment or recently to identify the body of his daughter who had been killed in Nairobi.


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  • 29 September 2017 23:03, by Eastern

    Paul Malong Awan used the youths from Bahr el Ghazal to earn the US Sanction he is currently facing...Cattle camp youths are VERY USELESS...!

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    • 30 September 2017 02:48, by Kuch

      "Cattle camp youths are VERY USELESS...!" Watch your language chap. From the greater Koryom, Muor Muor, Zal Zal one, Zal Zal two divisions, just to name a few, were 90% mainly from cattle camps and they blasted your cloned so-called arabs/mundukuru pretty badly in South Sudan. And if not because of our Riek Machar & Lam Akol back stabbing of the SPLA IN 1991>>>

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      • 30 September 2017 03:00, by Kuch

        Then SPLA would have marched to Khartoum in 1991 or early 1992. So what is your point against South Sudanese soldiers from cattle camps chap? It is only about instilling discipline into the army and that was SPLA was highly discipline Guerilla in the Africa if not the whole world than even your then damn Sudan conventional army. Mr. Eastern, tell us how many prisoners of war (POWs) were ever kept>

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        • 30 September 2017 03:09, by Kuch

          >>alive after they captured by your then Sudan conventional army? None/Nil/zilch/zero. But right after 2005, the SPLA managed to release your then SUDAN conventional army POWs to go home. Some of them went North Sudan but some of them even opted to remain in South Sudan. Do you really think the SPLM/SPLA was able to garner some it admirers in Africa & even around the world simply for being>>>

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          • 30 September 2017 03:17, by Kuch

            barbaric like our Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion? Do you remember what your Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion did to innocent civilians in sacred places of worship in Bor & Bentiu. And how these Riek Machar idiots killed innocent civilians in Akobo, Anasir, Balliet, Malakal & Bentiu. Mr. Eastern I am often accused here by some you lowly idiots on this web site that l always go out topic>>>

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            • 30 September 2017 03:27, by Kuch

              but to inform you *idiots & some of some your silly admirers* about what is really behind what is being currently discussed,---’past & relevant event must have to be invoked into it to get a clear picture of what is really happening or being propagated at the moment. So Mr. Eastern, l will rumble on again chap. Mr. Eastern, your Riek Machar supporters & the the cloned so-called arab>>>

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              • 30 September 2017 03:35, by Kuch

                Mr. Mohammad Al Mumdance, a former professor in Uganda who was hired by the corporate America, North Sudan, the UK & was paid by the gulf Arab states to come to Juba & concoct a shoddy report with former Nigerian President, Mr. Obansonjo. To which they wrote a lopsided report that the government of targeted the Nuers in Juba simply because they Nuers. Mr. Obansonjo of Nigeria to date, has never>>>

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                • 30 September 2017 03:44, by Kuch

                  ever uttered a word about the methodology used by his team that Mr. Mohammad Al Mumdance used to come up with that *cooked up report* that the government of South Sudan targeted the Nuers in Juba simply because they were. Anyway, Mr. Mohammad Al Mumdance these days alleged to be a lecturer at Columbia university. A college were Barack Hussein Obama>>>

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                  • 30 September 2017 04:27, by Kuch

                    a criminal who almost destroyed our country was educated in & his then administration was the one who employed Mr. Mohammad Al Mumdance to concoct that report that "the govt of South Sudan targeted the Nuers in Juba in 2013 simply because they were Nuers" Mr. Eastern, your Riek Machar often lie through their teeth that their ’kin & kith’ were killed by president Kiir body guards in 2013>>>

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    • 30 September 2017 08:45, by jubaone

      These youths are now like confused cows whose herdsman has been killed and so wander aimlessly. Good cows know their way back home and so these youths have to quit to Bahr el ghasal. They could also rebel if they have the guts, which they don’t. Kiirminal is just doing his job.

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      • 30 September 2017 08:51, by jubaone

        Malong must have been stupid or really terrified. He was on his way to Aweil and got lured and parked now in Juba. Did he now foresee the danger of trying to make a coup against the Kiirminal? His rebellion, if any would not succeed. With no passage across Equatoria and Nuerland, his rebellion would just die out. He also has to feed his 100 wives and herds of children.

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    • 30 September 2017 10:36, by deng kual acot

      Hi, great Bhr el Ghazal.
      The release of Poul Malong under house arrest must lead to an avoidable fresh fighting in S.Sudan. Your Excellency, the boys are now well trained and ready to over throw your Government and are just waiting for order and command from Malong and his defected commanders still in the government. If false, do the mistake. They want him out the country to wage a massive attack.

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      • 30 September 2017 10:50, by jubaone

        Deng Kual Acot,
        Paul and Bahr el Ghasalians WILL and CAN’T rebel. That is suicide bcoz he can’t get his supply lines through Equatoria or Nuerland unless he makes a MoU with Riak or Cirillo. Just forget that. Malong’s nyor will just end up as way thugs and criminals what they are of course. House arrest is safer for him otherwise he may not survive that in Aweil without good food and Medicare.

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    • 30 September 2017 10:44, by deng kual acot

      Malong must stay arrested. A deadly poisonous Snake is not dead not an till its Oval head is crushed, cut off and buried under the ground in the depth of about 10 miters. Paul Malong is still a life and targeting where to bit ones only with effect and bit to kill. He looks at Salva Kirr as a Frog with long legs that need much calculations be for attacking.

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  • 30 September 2017 02:36, by Newsudan

    You’re not tired of barking.
    the like of you and Jubaone are expert of computer keyboards,fold your antennae and joined peace wing of STD,even if Your false Messiah (Riek) is allowed for third time as fvp,there will be another round of J1 showdown, of which this time he will not survived. Kiir Mayardit is ready to dehorned more deer, not Riek Io witchcraft soldiers with red ribbons,

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    • 30 September 2017 07:32, by Nigany

      the issue here now is neither in j1 nor DR RIAK you are barking with your dirty, nasty mouth. people with mind are analysing MALONG’s detention in juba is going ignite disunity among sons and daughters of the same Bahr Ghazal region, here you are with your bird mind instinct talking and jumping here and there with positive input to your genuine problem.

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    • 30 September 2017 09:08, by jubaone

      Jienge unity is based on a common purpose to use SS as an object for draft, grand theft, looting and personal enrichment. No single jienge "millionaire thief" has ever developed their luaks. Most are idling in Juba or Equatoria, Kenya and Uganda with stolen cash with no intention to return. Fix your jienge shit 💩 in Rumbek or in "Gok Riyal" the riyal people or money lovers first.

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      • 30 September 2017 09:56, by Newsudan

        if graduate like Jubaone are more tribalist than village Baria then South Sudan is more divided than ever,Jienge this, Jienge that,but The rising Dinka empire is nowadays more violence and aggressive.

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        • 30 September 2017 10:11, by jubaone

          Who cares about jienge empire? The days of tolerating jienge nonsense is over and you don’t expect Baris and all other Equatorians and non-jienges will sit with folded arms and let jienge savages get it their way. No. You want war, we go for it and only talk once you come to commonsense, which you don’t have. So eye4eye, tooth4tooth. Don’t start anything you can’t end.

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          • 30 September 2017 10:48, by Newsudan

            like the story of Jacob and Esau in the Bible, the ethnology explanation, another Nuer myth justifies this order.
            Nuer and Dinka are represented in this myth as two sons of God who promised his old cow to Dinka and its young calf to Nuer,Dinka came by night to God ’ byre,imitating the voice of Nuer,obtained the calf.when God found that he had been tricked he was angry

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            • 30 September 2017 11:00, by Newsudan

              and charge Nuer to avenge the injury by raiding Dinka, s cattle to the end of time. the result noted one 1907 British intelligence report, was that" to this day the Dinka has always lived by robbery and the Nuer by war".
              arrogance stood at the root of the Dinka-Nuer conflict, as it had under scored the rivalry for centuries,Dinka refer to themselves as "Mony-Jang" which means " men of men ". in th

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              • 30 September 2017 11:09, by Newsudan

                the Dinka thinking, they represents the standard of what is ideally human and therefore best, " notes historian Francis Deng, Dinkaland is the most beautiful, the Dinka race the perfect example of creation, Dinka cattle the ideal wealth and Dinka ways the best models of dignity. and in the face of attack, brutality was normal, the tradition was passed on in cattle camp, whose Dinka boys learned to

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                • 30 September 2017 11:20, by Newsudan

                  tend their herds and how to fight at the slightest provocation. one Dinka man explained the game " the type of sport we do is war.the idea is to depend yourself and show your manhood. "I try to hit your head with a stick, you try to dodge ".The Nuer were equally as arrogant and ready to fight, explained the writer Scott Peterson, in the Book," me against my brother "

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                • 3 October 2017 02:34, by Kuch

                  We are here fellow. We are the Jiengs/Dinkas/Nubians-----Egypt’----

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  • 30 September 2017 04:27, by john akeen

    Why people are acting like there is no more leader in their community than one person, you people need the law to take it’s place in the country, anybody who wants to takes the law on his/her own way must be arrested

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  • 30 September 2017 07:06, by Good Foe

    Releasing him will instead jeopardize the unity of these Morons.

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  • 30 September 2017 07:21, by Eastern

    The least I want to see is unity in Bahr el Ghazal...! You folks stirred the hornet nest in Upper Nile and Equatoria, why are you talking of Unity when the country drifting apart thanks to the Kiir-Taban machination that is making the country increasingly ungovernable by the day. the writing is on the wall..!

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    • 30 September 2017 07:49, by Nigany

      Western instead of eastern because your region is on western part of the south sudan. if you have cohesion in Bahr Ghazal why Aguok and Apuk are killing each other and your region regime is cleansing Ferertit in wau every now and then and leave alone those bush men in greater Rumbek? unity is Upper nile and Equatoria asset and what took it is your he goat Kiir.

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  • 30 September 2017 08:08, by Nigany

    An enemy of your enemy is your friend. Kiir becomes my friend by putting Malong behind bars. T6 me if not all is celebrating his detention. Let Malong pays for the damage he has inflicted to the civil population here in Wau, Wundorba and Bentiu. it is good that jungle law jurisdiction, all go to prison even kings.

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    • 3 October 2017 02:17, by Kuch

      We are here my friend. If you have anything in Wau Acholdit, then get it out of our country my friend.

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