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November 11, 2017 (JUBA) - The Aweil community have issued a strongly-worded statement demanding the “immediate” release of South Sudan’s former army chief, Paul Malong Awan from detention.

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South Sudanese army chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan speaking at a Dinka Malual community meeting in Juba on 1 Novemer 2012 (ST)

The community, in a 10 November statement, warned that it would hold President Salva Kiir personally responsible should anything happen to Awan while in detention.

“If Gen. Malong dies today in Juba, then we the Aweil community will hold you personally responsible for his blood. We will also hold you responsible for bloods of those other people from Mading Aweil whom we are told are now detained for speaking out in Juba some of whom have already died reportedly beaten to death by the security operatives of Akol Kor”, the statement reads in part.

Simon Henry Angok, who described himself as president of the Aweil community in Australia signed the statement, also initialed by Atileo Deng, president of the Aweil community in Canada, Adim Malek Puot, president of the Aweil community in the United States and Garang Wel Aleu, leader of the Mading Aweil community in Egypt.

“Our community has sensed a systematic targeting of our community figures, which started during the years of struggle, early on with Benjamin Bol Akok, George Kuach and many others all of whom were murdered in cold blood when you were head of the Intelligence of SPLA. The people of Aweil in Australia, Canada, USA and Egypt strongly condemns the incident in which armed militias under the tutelage of Akol Kor, the Director of National Security, were brought to attack the resident of Gen. Paul Malong,” further reads the statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

It added, “This is unjustifiable and clear misuse of power by your government”.
The statement represents the level of frustration and an apparent anger with the manner in which the government was handling the detention of Awan, a former ally of President Kiir-turned opponent.

Observers have warned the current standoff involving Awan could spark another conflict if not handled with care and leadership.

However, the Juba government says it wants the matter concerning the ex-army chief resolved through negotiations instead of using military means, saying it would have been a question of moving in tanks and the whole issue resolved if want to use military option.

“Efforts are underway and talks are going on and because we don’t want this thing to be handled militarily, because under the normal circumstances, it would have been the question of moving in tanks and the whole issue is over,” said information minister, Michael Makuei.

“But we don’t want that to happen and this is why we are giving rooms for further contacts and intervention and we are optimistic that this issue will be addressed soon”, he further stressed.

A presidential advisor on Friday downplayed reports that circulated about release by the president of the former military chief of staff.

“I have no such information. What I know is that talks are continuing. When they are concluded they will be made public and both sides will speak to the public. What is true is that the president of the Republic has demonstrated critical leadership in this matter and has made it clear that the standoff will be resolved amicably through elders and religious leaders,” Tor Deng Mawien told Sudan Tribune.

Awan, a former ally of the South Sudan leader, has been placed under house arrest since he was sacked by the president in May 2017.

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  • 11 November 22:39, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    The Above mentioned community leaders does not represent the voice of the South Sudanese community in diaspora. former General Chief of staff is not Mading Aweil’s person, he is a national icon and this is seen by all Southerners when he fought for liberation of the South Sudan. Those who are preaching the message of tribal fault line here in the name of ethnicity are the individualistic organised

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    • 11 November 22:47, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      gen.Paul Malong is not Aweil’s son only but South Sudanese national icon those individuals who wrote the petition in the name of Aweil’s community didn’t represent the whole community, the case of Mr Malong is being monitored day and night 🌃 by compatriot citizens of the South Sudan, we hope is that if there is a country that will offer general Paul a political asylum seeking this will be our wis

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      • 12 November 06:10, by William

        Don-Don, you are right that gen Malong is a S Sudanese icon but community has to do it part when it come to the situations like this. Actually Kiir administration was totally prepared to kill gen Malong and there is accurate information that some individuals in Kiir administration planned to kill gen Malong although President has no interest to do that. I always support Aweil people because...

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        • 12 November 06:33, by William

          they don’t generalize others community when another community’s son or daughter do something wrong to them. Aweil community respond to gen Malong situation because Malong did nothing wrong as Kiir himself said That Malong did nothing wrong and community wonder why Kiir administration interest to kill their son.

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          • 12 November 06:48, by Don-Don Malith Rual

            William:In reality the enemies of peace are the one ? fueling up this tension to divided the community further.
            Malong issues is being monitored by the whole south Sudanese community here aboard and the whole of entire south Sudanese community. People need to vallien and calm.

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        • 12 November 06:36, by Kuch

          William,
          Give these example to these South Sudanese in the current government that would want to kill Paul Malongdit? If there are some people that would want to kill Mr. Malongdit, then you have to look not too far than your damn US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some lowly Nuer & some Eqautorians sell out. In fact the government of South Sudan has been doing it best to protect Paul Malongdit>>>

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          • 12 November 06:44, by Kuch

            Some of our fools, who do not know what is really happening on the ground are just braying in foreign countries like donkeys. But the idiots & playing villages to their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of their sleazy allies in between. But some of these South Sudanese idiots in foreign countries would be the first to throw tantrums>>>

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            • 12 November 06:52, by Kuch

              after their evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus & their sleazy allies in between long noses, take over their villages like Central Kenya, our own Gambella region, some parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa & Namibia. But not in any way a single Monyjang/Dinka village would be taken by their vermins as far as we are concerned.

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          • 12 November 10:56, by William

            Kuch, I understand your point and I know the concept of the western countries toward South Sudan more than any one. But, the fact is that gen Malong issue will eventually let western countries achieve their goal. I mean losing live or prisoning of gen Malong will lead to destruction of the nation, then the UN take over which is western countries take over. Kiir have to think critically.

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          • 12 November 11:26, by William

            Kuch, I understand your point and I know the concept of the western countries toward South Sudan more than any one. But, the fact is that gen Malong issue will eventually let western countries achieve their goal. I mean losing live or prisoning of gen Malong will lead to destruction of the nation, then the UN take over which is western countries take over. Kiir have to think critically.

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    • 12 November 04:25, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      It will not be only those of Mading Awiel and Gogrial but it will be involved the whole of region of Bhar el Ghazel, there will be no movement from state to state if Gen. Malong mistaken to die.

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      • 12 November 04:59, by Kuch

        Ayuiu Makuac Lam,
        You fellows are always informed time & time again that SUDAN TRIBUNE, RADIO TAMAZUJ & many other foreign online tabloids are out in force to destroy our country & our people through their misinformation & disinformation. But many of how people do not know this simple fact. The CIA, MI6 & other foreign agents with their dirty interest in our country are the ones who have been>>>

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        • 12 November 05:07, by Kuch

          posting these propaganda about the government of South Sudan & Paul Malongdit. This is simply to divide & confuse the greater Monyjang/Dinka to fight each others since their regime change business through their Riek Machar puppet/stooge with some of their Nuers or some Equatorians pawns & proxies had been crushed on the ground. Fellows, this is how the CIA, MI6 & other foreign creeps have been>>>

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          • 12 November 05:19, by Kuch

            working against the other countries they want to regime change their countries’ governments & replace them with their puppets/stooges that they want to micro-manage in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels, Dubai, Cayman Island other shady countries they bank their loots in. Have a look on this link fellows:http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-28/top-german-journalist-admits-mainstream-media-

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            • 12 November 05:27, by Kuch
              • 12 November 05:33, by Kuch

                Fellows, some people often accuse me of always hating the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies for nothing on this web site & other sites. But some of these South Sudanese do not know the sinister & dirty project their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies are up against our country & our people>>>

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                • 12 November 05:38, by Kuch

                  Right after our country’s independence in 2011. Mr. Salva Kiir took almost all his entire cabinet ministers to Washington to go & solicit the US investors to come & invest in our country. Since the war was over. But Mr. Salva Kiir & his then cabinet ministers were out rightly told by the US investors that there were infrastructures in South Sudan to come & invest in>>>

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                  • 12 November 05:43, by Kuch

                    The US was given a first priority by the government of South Sudan over other countries because the US was considered by the South Sudanese people as their uncle who stood with us during our trying times. But Mr. Salva Kiir & his ministers came back to South Sudan humiliated & then went & asked the Chinese companies to come & invest in our country. The Chinese said alright, they are going>>>

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                    • 12 November 05:50, by Kuch

                      to come & invest in our country. But when the evil corporate America hears that the Chinese are going to trade with the South Sudanese. Then the evil corporate America became jealous & wanted a regime change of the government of South Sudan & be replaced with their usual Riek Machar fool or Pagan Amuom, their puppets/stooges that they sought, they would>>>

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                      • 12 November 05:57, by Kuch

                        enthroned them into power in our country & then go & micro-managed them in Washington, Wall Street, London, Brussels, Cayman Island, Dubai & some of their other shady countries that the evils bank their loots in. And that is how the coup de tat was hatched on the 15/12/2013. Some idiots in foreign countries like Khent & other idiots often write craps on this web site that Salva Kiir created>>>

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                        • 12 November 06:03, by Kuch

                          an unnecessary war in our country & against our people when the idiots are cowering in foreign countries & do not know the realities on the ground. The idiots do not know as to why the criminals like Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Thomas cirillo, Majak Agoot, Costi Manibe, Lam Akol & other traitors are being kept in foreign countries by their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs>>>

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                          • 12 November 06:09, by Kuch

                            their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between in foreign countries. These traitors of Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Thomas cirillo, Majak Agoot, Costi Manibe, Lam Akol & other traitors are being held hostage by our enemies some our our fools call their true uncles simply to use the criminals as their bargaining cards & blackmails against the government of South Sudan>>>

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                            • 12 November 06:15, by Kuch

                              and against the South Sudanese people. Many of our fools do not know that their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some their creeps in between have never ever been our uncles but our real enemies. Who want these evils in their villages? Who really want these vermins in their villages? The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their creepy>>>

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                              • 12 November 06:21, by Kuch

                                allies are using our country & our people as their Geo-political chess game like what they had done or they are currently doing in DRC, CAR, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine. Our fools have been informed time & time again that their evil corporate America & it allies are just after resources & to occupy our country. But that is not going to happen under the sun>>>

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                                • 12 November 06:26, by Kuch

                                  The evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their allies love affair with our country & our people has gone too far. And it must stop.
                                  This is what the evils are toying around in our country & against our people fools: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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                                  • 12 November 11:34, by Jongo

                                    KUCH
                                    ? Why not detain Malong in Awel Look you Jenge take Malong, Mayardit, Machar, Makue & all jenge back to ur Luaks Y in Juba, House arrest can be in awel Y not deliver him to the authorities in ur Luak poor Jenge you don’t have infrastructure & remain in luak always

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                                    • 12 November 14:25, by Don-Don Malith Rual

                                      Jongo: Behalf yourself;the people you describe here are much advanced then your grandma 👵 and grandfather who lives in carb be4 the building 🏢 that Arabs (Mudukuru) built that you are proud off!the people you describe here are smart to the point they live in Tower 🗼 traditional houses secure from wild animals

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          • 12 November 12:31, by Mr. Right

            Kuch,
            Yes, Sudan Tribune is a foreign tool for waging their propaganda interests.

            Most of us are aware and we do question the authenticity of their articles every single time.

            Was it not Sudan Tribune that published the other day that Malong was released?

            For starters, this site is unfit and unreliable for your news feed.

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        • 12 November 09:16, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          Look at this idiot by name Kuch He dreams about Equatoria
          and hates Equatorians. How does Equatorians come in play in this uncouth, stupid game between Kiir and Malong? Kiir Malong, Kuol Manyang Juuk and the information minister are members of a gang called Dinka that has destroyed the country. Please do not use others as scapegoats for your criminality. All that you are doing is diversionary.

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          • 12 November 10:53, by jubaone

            Jur,
            This is not anything new, just as this jienges Kuch hate Equatorians, we equally or even more hate them. If he gets the chance to kill you, he will do it, even so, if you get the chance to kill him, do that and defecate onto his dead body to show your disgust. That simple.

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            • 12 November 11:59, by Mr. Right

              Jongo, Jur, and jubaone,

              Please grow up! It’s high time for you to do so in this modern era.

              Are you guys so blind to extent that you cannot see really? A government is a government and Dinka is not the government. Blind morons??

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            • 12 November 12:09, by South South

              jubaone,

              You can not kill a cat, let alone killing a Dinka man, you are weak and coward.
              Fact 1: I just got back to Juba from Wau where I was enjoying football tournament (Club Champion of SSFA), Wau, Aweil, Kuacjok, Rumbek and Abyei are playing. Our country is moving on. Fact 2: This is our country and we will rule it the way we want, we do not give damn care to UN, IGAD, US.

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              • 12 November 12:18, by Mr. Right

                South South,
                How is the country moving on when there is war rampaging across the country like wild fire?

                Fact 2 in your comment, "This is our country and we will rule it the way we want, we do not give damn care to UN, IGAD, US," was not appropriate.

                Please don’t tell us you are thriving in this mess we are-in as a country.

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                • 12 November 13:14, by South South

                  Mr. Right,

                  Why do you call yourself Mr. Right brother? We are all right. South Sudan MUST move on, we cannot sit and wait for rebels to come. They can join us anytime they want, but the fact is that our country MUST move on. Yes, this is our own country and we will rule it the way we want. I was responding to jubaone because other day he mentioned that UN, IGAD and US must involve in our affairs

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                  • 12 November 15:04, by jubaone

                    South South,
                    You spent your time in Kakuma refugee camp and claim you travelled to SS, jienge bullshit. What football games did you watch? I wasn’t sure Jienges even have sense for team games other than collectively going to steal, rape and hustle. Try to rescue you fugitive uncle Malong or just eat, sleep and shit 💩 peacefully, loser!

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                    • 12 November 15:10, by jubaone

                      South South,
                      See! the Kiirminal has extended the state of emergency in your jienge areas due to your savagery and misrule. Just fighting and killing like savages or barbarians. If you can’t control and rule yourselves how can you control and rule SS? SS has been turned into a jiengdom, worthless, stupid and stupid. It’s a monkey 🐵 republic. Loser

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                  • 12 November 15:04, by Mr. Right

                    South South,
                    jubaone is a proven psychopath and you don’t need to stoop to his level.

                    We crave as a country for peace, security, and ultimate stability but that’s not happening because of actions of rebels and some greedy politicians including that useless president, Salva Kiir. So, don’t blindly support Kiir for he is nobody.

                    By the way, my name is my choice and I respect your South South.

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                    • 12 November 15:17, by jubaone

                      Mr. Right,
                      Keep this jienge flattering and luak sentimentality to yourselves. As a proud Equatoria, we hold the key to SS. Remove Equatoria from rest worthless states, you would turn it into a human zoo. Jienges have stolen state resources, yet the idiots still go hungry or dash to Kenya, Uganda or to their jellaba masters. Lazy idiots and good for nothing.

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                      • 12 November 15:28, by Mr. Right

                        jubaone,

                        I don’t have time to respond to your nonsense. I have no time for proven lunatics and psychotic morons like you. I don’t waste my precious time responding to jiengism, nyamnyamism, and all sort of craps.

                        Watch out, we are not at the same level, filthy rat?? Keeping preaching tribalism and sectarianism until the day you meet your fate.

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                        • 12 November 16:18, by jubaone

                          Mr. Right,
                          How could some civilized Bari and Equatorian like me be put at par with such tailless monkey 🐵 like you jienge? How could you put me at the same level with naked savages we taught how to wear underpants and cared for our Bari cows and later in the evening received a pint of milk? No. Things don’t work that way. Keep your tribal bigotry and hypocrisy to yourselves. I’m not your equal.

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                          • 12 November 16:26, by South South

                            jubaone,

                            Bari are not civilized. Bari have no cow but they eat monkeys. Yes, Club Champion Tournament of SSFA is going on in Wau right now. I just got back from Wau where everything is running well. Dinkas are everywhere including NBA. I love Bari tribe by the way, Iam a little disappointed from them because they speak Arabic Juba, Bari language is dying.

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                          • 13 November 00:26, by Khent

                            Jubaone

                            I understand that you have legitimate grievances but your vitriolic rants are becoming more and more ridiculous in addition to being stale and tiresome. It’s unfortunate that the two largest tribes are retrogressive, violent and un-productive but I can’t see your expressions of disappointment and despair doing much to change that...

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                            • 13 November 00:51, by Khent

                              ..You also have an inflated sense of Equatoria’s importance and its level of cultural development. I get it, pride is essential but you’re pushing the envolope a little too much by claiming that Equatorians attempted to civilized anyone. The entire Nation is illiterate and Eqautoria has communities that practice ’magic’, so I dismiss your self-claimed civilization credentials.

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                            • 13 November 09:37, by jubaone

                              Khent,
                              It´s not my business to change the retrogressive and unproductive nature of the jienge, that is upto such "literate jienges" like you to do. However, many Equatorians and I do share ´these sentiments, that the viloent and archaic nature would be best practiced and contained in your areas without necessarily exporting that to civilized and peace-loving Equatorians.

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                              • 13 November 10:25, by jubaone

                                ..such behavior has pushed Equatorians to relentlessly go for KOKORA. Apparently, many traumatized jienges would rather die than succumb to the notion of a federal system of governance and subsequently transform the SS into a "jiengdom". NO. I have no problems, if jienges choose to live their own ways but restricted to their areas. Equatoria is best without jienges and that is a solid fact.

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  • 11 November 23:10, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    On behalf of South Sudanese community and on my own behalf we appeals to international community to offer general Paul Malong a political asylum seeking in any country that will accommodate him as the country settle other atrocities. We need to deal with one thing at time and that is Sustainable peace accord, not any other politics of division and disunity.

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    • 11 November 23:55, by Malakal county Simon

      Kush Native

      Here we go!! ,i thought he was released as it’s was report. ...

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    • 12 November 15:52, by jubaone

      Don Don,
      This is a ridiculous concession. Malong the fugitive must fight like a general and not sneak to a UN camp for fear of his life. Let him incite his Aweilians to start a fight. But these jienge cowards who have enjoyed the niceties of criminal lives in Equatoria with looting now can’t fight anymore. Malong was and is still a "hotel general" and so are most jienge generals.

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      • 12 November 20:35, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Jubaone:What do you meant by"Hotel general"? do mean homeless staying in Motel? living in hotel 🏩, if this is what you meant was,total misuse of government resources and the beneficiaries are the foreign business men and women.
        Ex-general Chief of staff is national figure and he deserves respect for the war he fought with Jalabah in particular Mahalisha maharal.

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  • 12 November 05:03, by john akeen

    Who is the boss in our country South Sudan?

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  • 12 November 06:13, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    The work of national security is tainted, Kiir betters appoint another security chief and move Akol to another post. This Malong’s saga will pester into more serious rebellion is not handle with care.

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  • 12 November 08:50, by gatkhor Nueri

    embarrassment to all Dinka because they like leadership like food(FD) what kind of people in the world?
    I have told you several time 100 years no one will believe you again in S.Sudan.

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    • 12 November 14:54, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Who does not love 😍 leadership ; If I put a leadership ’s chair in a very hot ? ? suny day-to-day, will you not sit on it? Do not tell me that is this tribesmen a lone that love leadership. All Sudanese nowadays love that leadership of Kiir
      Some even want him wishful deeds for the seek of 💺 seat a lone

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    • 13 November 03:21, by Kush Natives

      gatkhor Nueri,
      Why you always run to the Bush? Isn’t that you’re not given the leadership? Piece of wood! Your stupidity will drive you to the sea although there’s no sea. Even the God is tired of your childish comments in-&- out! Why are you still commenting here,while you already said, no one will live with Dinka?

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  • 13 November 06:18, by gatkhor Nueri

    @KUSH
    please believe me I have been told you that in several time in S.Sudan and rest of the world no one will believe you anymore because you Dinka,you are like a Dog because you can not truth Dog for your guarding your to you for some minutes.

    now I am not blaming Queen Paul Malong(QPM) for his refusing removal in office,all Dinka their Ideology is the same.Hopeless people in kleptomaniac govt.

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