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S. Sudan rebel chapter in U.S appoint national leaders


October 17, 2017 (JUBA) – Members of South Sudan’s armed opposition chapter in the United States have completed constituting their national leadership committee, marking the start of re-organizing the group led by the country’s ex-first Vice President, Riek Machar.

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South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar addresses journalists during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya (Photo AP)

“After a long and deliberate reorganization process of the movement in the US, which will culminate in a national convention next month, the offices of the SPLM/A (IO) representatives and acting coordinator have witnessed an inclusive and transparent nomination of the national convention organizing committee members,” reads a 15 October statement Sudan Tribune obtained.

He adds, “After completing the formation of its leadership, the 19-member strong team was endorsed and presented with its terms of reference by the offices of the representative and the acting coordinator”.

The opposition faction appointed Paul Tesloach Kulang as chairman of the national convention team and Santo Gabriel as his deputy.

Also on the committee are Pal Deng Thong (secretary general), Boutrous Lasha (treasurer), William Nyuon Bidong (secretary of information) Nyadeng Gatluak Kang (deputy secretary of information and Nyakuoth Deng was appointed deputy treasurer.

Meanwhile, Tut Tongyik Dieng, Bol Puok, Riang Ruey Duop, Stephen Khor Chambang, Elizabeth Nyatany Khor, Nyanchiew Chuol, Gabriel Thong, Charles Alier and Chuol Buor Tang were appointed as members of the committee. The statement, however, excluded youth and student representatives.


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  • 17 October 22:36, by Theone

    LOL. DO any of you know Riek Machar biography?
    This man is leading all of you to a one way tunnel without a light.

    Ask me, one time ago I trust him and he let all of us down.

    You are the next, trust me.

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    • 17 October 23:55, by lino

      What do you means let you down? No position granted or money???
      You South Sudanese don’t who work as volunteers!!! Everyone with the Government or Oppositions is focusing on something. As Lumuber said " Everyone who criticizing now has his eye on crab the chance, and when whoever in power is gone, he the guy will jump in and do the same!!!" Corruptions is what he is talking about in African!!!

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    • 18 October 05:17, by Newsudan

      Dr Risky is now prisoner, I don’t know how many times you need to be told, that your idiot will never be FVP again,forget it,just joined STD peace wing period.

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    • 18 October 08:01, by Midit Mitot

      What I have learned from many nincompoop guys is, whenever one of them does not get any position, so he/she can start blaming Dr Machar. This ideology is common from crooks guys who are seriously looking for only food not their right.

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  • 17 October 23:58, by john locke

    Just continue to follow you’re business and tribal leader kiir.. this country won’t be at peace until Dr. Machar is the leader.. otherwise you jiangs may as well prepare for war. Your mathian anyors are all finished, malong is arrested and warrap is in shambles with tribal fighting.

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    • 18 October 01:58, by Dinka-Defender-General

      John Locke, Machar dreams to lead South Sudan is dead my friend. He will never be a president anymore because he messed up in 2013. Believe me on this factual theory. I used to support Machar until he took arm against the government in 2013.

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  • 18 October 01:08, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    This is just another organisation like any other community organisations here in diaspora, just the title itself sound Bigfor your information, some of these political organisations
    Here in the West operates illegally unregistered as the mzungu does not allow an political organisation to be registered.Let’s those who doesn’t know the system of the West feel excited about it. For me is just anoth

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    • 18 October 01:17, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      To me is just another volunteerary organisation, my advice for
      Folks living in the West here, I do encourage you to form south Sudanese centre for research and political analysis rather forming something that will not add something to our community living here in diaspora,think of what you can do to your country not organisations of ? division
      We need a unify umbrella ?

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  • 18 October 01:19, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Let’s think about the 🔮 future of South Sudan while here in diaspora!

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  • 18 October 02:13, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    To my fellow country men & women whose English is the second language, get this terminology right, the word "Revitalisation" or revitalization which is the term for discussion this season,means to restore vitality or animation but don’t confused 😕 revitalization to revivalist or revivalism or revival, you can comments now if you have understood these terminologies.

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    • 18 October 02:32, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Animation mean liveliness, vitality, vivacity, high spirits, energy, excitement, enthusiasm, ebullience, zest, exuthusiance, life spirit, verve or sparkle but not "Animosity" which is hostility, dislike, enmity,unfriendliness, resentment, antagonisms, hate, hatred loathing, antipathy, spite, bitterness, rancour, illwill, acrimony, animus and the bad blood which some of you like most

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  • 18 October 09:39, by John Wetjunub

    mislead group,you call them national leaders while they are in US ? please come back home and apologize we shall forgive you because you don’t know what you were doing in the first place.

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    • 18 October 12:58, by Redeemer

      James Riek is making new recruitment after loosing all politically oriented guys to the mother IO of STD and some have gone missing like Mabior Garang, Aduwok Nyabo and the rest. it is a pity for an empty PhD James Riek

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      • 18 October 17:58, by jubaone

        When a country is led by idiots who strength lies in carrying guns and terrorizing civilians, rather than strength in mind that thinks, the price is anarchy, chaos and lawlessness. SS is led by drinkers not thinkers.

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        • 19 October 01:00, by Don-Don Malith Rual

          Jubaone: what comes first? thinking 💭 or Drinking 🍻?

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