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October 29, 2017 (KAMPALA) - Youths leaders from Twic East in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have criticized President Salva Kiir’s leadership and the Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) and called for support for rebel leader, Riek Machar’s armed opposition movement (SPLM-IO).

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South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a news conference in Uganda’s capital Kampala January 26, 2016 (Reuters photo)

The group, whose members consider themselves the “marginalized” Dinka from Padang and Twic communities, blamed South Sudan’s leader and his JCE advisors for the bloodshed in the young nation.

“We have realized that the name of our tribe [Dinka] is being used to achieve individual interest by causing untold suffering to the entire population of South Sudan this making us targets of revenge,” partly reads a statement the youth group extended to Sudan Tribune.

He said the Dinka, one of the 64 tribes of South Sudan, have allegedly become the target of most groups who believe they started the ongoing, while appealing to all tribes to fight for peace.

The South Sudanese conflict started in December 2013 following political disagreements within the country’s ruling party (SPLM), but later took a tribal dimension, displacing more than 2 million people.

“Our target now is to unite and compromise the 64 tribes of South Sudan to bring peace to our country by joining the SPLM/SPLA-IO under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon who has clear vision about unity and prosperity, embodied in the ARCISS [Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan] signed in August 2015,”, adds the group’s statement.

The youth claimed they were misled and blindfolded by their sons serving the current government on the root causes of the conflict, which has killed tens of thousands of the South Sudanese population.

The group urged their communities in particular those from Padang, Twic East, plus the other marginalized and suffering communities of South Sudan to join hands with the SPLM/A-IO under Machar in order to bring the much-needed peace in South Sudan.

“There is so much suffering currently in our country that can only be stopped by the unity of all the citizens of South Sudan where every idea counts”, further stressed the statement.

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  • 30 October 08:18, by DO IT

    Turning points, every S. Sudanes is waking up and finally calling for united front change of that fake govtz whose days are numbers.

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    • 30 October 08:36, by South South

      Do It,
      These youth fro. Twice are supporters of Mabior Garang, so, what new to be a turning point?

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    • 30 October 14:12, by Joyuma John

      I hope we are bittting arround the bushes, but we do not know the true clours of the leaders to whom we are supporting day and night.

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      • 30 October 22:25, by dinkdong

        This article doesn’t sound legit. It was either written by a Riek supporter or a fellowr from Bor south with bad intentions. Yes, Kiir can be criticized but he won’t be replaced with Riek. They are both evils.

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  • 30 October 09:23, by William

    They suppose to call for other leader than riek. Riek is worse than Kiir

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    • 30 October 10:12, by Wutkhor

      William wilds dog
      U re just a dumb fool n idiots, those Nor Twice East youth have decided to air they voices n choices out what mind ur dirty asses, even the US have stated very clear that they have reach a cross points with ur illegitimate government in juba n they want changes now as it was stated by the Amb. Harley why u didn’t oppose their decision, manmoc jieng insects.

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    • 31 October 21:54, by Mr. Right

      @William,
      Hang in there! There is no substance to this fake article from fake news Sudan Tribune; call it a propaganda.
      What a load of rubbish!!

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  • 30 October 09:49, by Sunday Junup

    Dinka,
    we are tired of you, why don’t you form your own rebellion then we merge them like Agwellek of Olony. Anyway JCE unity is disintegrated into chaos.

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  • 30 October 09:54, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Joining a certain political affiliation does not mean you United the whole Dinka tribesmen and women, I thought you should comes up with different name,to me I will go with Panchol Deng’s Ajang song that says "SpLM/A I 😍 love as I my love for God though, there is nothing I ’m gaining from eat"
    You youth are the future generations and I don’t endorsed this issues of revelation. He who came up wit

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    • 30 October 09:56, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      He who came up with this idea in the name of youths have degraded the whole youth whom had involved in this protest

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  • 30 October 10:08, by Wutkhor

    The pples have reach to the extent of cross points, as US declare that they have reach a cross points with kiirminal, jce, Nuerwew foods lovers n stomach fighters plus their few equotoria Dinka’s worshippers, all eyes on juba gangs, Awilien on the bring of their own rebellion.

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  • 30 October 10:24, by Tommy

    Damp on you, you created all these messes, the ideology of Leadership that you think you’re better then any.

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  • 30 October 10:57, by John Wetjunub

    Big lie, who is joining the Criminal Dr Risky !

    its just those gangs and criminals trying to mislead the public and not a real information because Dr Risky is worse than a current president.

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  • 30 October 12:45, by AnhaknuerJ1

    These are noisy gong stop nonsense at all as a citizen of this country perhaps peace can not come this way one need to do the following, love for your country, love for your family, love for neighbor and so on everyone of us is an integral part of south Sudan.

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    • 30 October 15:43, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Anhaknuerj1:We need compatriots folks like yourself with the love for the nations 🌍. WE need monitoring mechanism for those who want to go astray.
      Be alert, be informed,known the danger and keeping calm for all these are the things the Bible mentioned nation against nations, famines, wars and so forth.
      Be watchful for in this days

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      • 31 October 14:32, by AnhaknuerJ1

        Absolutely brother Don-Don Malith our nation’s citizen have loosed patient but this is lack of naive we need to have courage at this period of time no matter how what we are one
        naturally we are born South Sudanese our God is one

        thanks

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  • 30 October 13:16, by Liberator

    Dear folks
    These twic East county boys are Nuer in nature, they were born after Nuers invaded Bor in 1991, their mothers were raped and some were taken to Nuerland by force and assimilated.
    The really biological twic boys of Jonglei state cannot and will not do that to join RIAK Machar rebellion, their case is like Palestinians and Israelis. In Middle East

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    • 30 October 16:45, by Augustino

      Supporting wrong leader, Mabior Garang is supporting Riek because Riek is a second husband to his mother Nyadeng. No doubt about that, why Mabior and his mother supporting a very person who is fighting his father founded government. No worries, we will have leaders who will be democratically elected because president Kiir is a human being and may go at any time but no Riek and his inherited son

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      • 31 October 10:07, by Meguaar-loong

        Someone frame it somewhere in the name of the most humble community. Yes politic is dynamic but not whole community youths can declare such an allegiance to the man who one time in 1991 committed genocides to the very community.

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  • 30 October 21:50, by Theone

    Did these morons youth know the 1991 massacres or do they have the same brains like one of the Mabior and his mom?

    Mabior used to cry in classes, alot of empty brain in that region.

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  • 31 October 14:38, by AnhaknuerJ1

    The one who came up with this decision will never come up with any productive decision in his family to the nation level South Sudan, they will remained in the foreign country like this i and my God of South Sudan are part of this statement.

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