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Machar removes rebel governors of Wau and Central Equatoria


January 20, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan armed opposition leader Riek Machar Saturday has relieved two governors and their deputies and assigned new faces into office.

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First Vice President, Riek Machar, accompanied by SPLA-IO officers, Juba, 27 May, 2016 (ST Photo)

The move included the governors of Wau and Central Equatoria states, according to a statement from Machar office.

In a decree, which was effective from 19th January 2018, Machar relieved Central Equatoria State Governor, Brig. Gen.Mario Loku Thomas and his Deputy, Brig. Gen.Peter Wani Elia Wani.

In another decree, he relieved Dominic Jolio Bawella Ukelo of Wau and his deputy, Maj. Gen. Anthony Fada Taban.

Also, Machar appointed Maj. Gen. Anthony Fada Taban as governor of Wau state and Brig. Gen Peter Wani as the new governor of the Central Equatoria state.

“Pursuant to the April 15-18, 2014 Nasir consultative conference, I Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon Chairman and Commander in- Chief, SPLM/SPLA (IO) do hereby appoint following the governors of Wau and Central Equatoria states with an effect from 19th January 2018”.

However, the armed opposition group which prepares for decisive talks on the implementation of a peace agreement didn’t provide any explanation for the removal of the two governors.

The PLA-IO deputy spokesperson Paul Lam Gabriel insisted it is a normal procedure.

The IGAD ceasefire monitoring mechanism this week accused the two warring parties of violating the humanitarian cessation of hostilities and threaten to impose sanctions on the violators.


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  • 20 January 22:23, by Nairobimitot

    It is always fun to order from Jail. The people who are listening to Riek Machar orders need to know that taking directives from someone who is in prison is going to make you fail and in the end, your will end up in Jail.
    Do not be fouled by Riek Machar nonsense.

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    • 21 January 02:16, by The Rhino


      Let me be honest and frank here,..South Sudanese have now lost every trust on your primitive politics, period! Neither your master Kiir,his tribal JCE nor Riak would ever bring peace to South Sudan, forget that.If Kiir and Riak truly care for South Sudan,then both belligerents should take painful responsibilities and step aside, give way for other South Sudanese to shape the future of...

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      • 21 January 02:23, by The Rhino

        ...of this country. Too many bad things have happened under the name Kiir and Riak. Otherwise perpetual peace will only come when Equatorians, Dinkas and Nuers go separate ways.Im confident the last point is likely to occur.

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        • 21 January 10:34, by South South

          The Rhino,

          Stop talking nonsense and find the way to put your ideas forward for peace. Tell us how we can bring peace to South Sudan. We all know Equatoria region and what is going on there. I feel very surprise when you said other day that Equatoria pick wives through vetting and merits, really?

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          • 21 January 13:08, by The Rhino

            Fork teeth South South,

            I’ve written it above how we can bring peace to South Sudan.Read my comments again and again to understand it,you fucking moron.You keep yelping,peace,peace peace all the time but don’t even believe in what you’re saying.Your insatiable greed to loot and murder innocent people will never bring you peace.The economy is dead,rebellions on the raise,chaos and disaster ...

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            • 21 January 13:12, by The Rhino

              ...everywhere,this clearly tells average South Sudanese or an outsider that you Dinkas/Jienges miserably fucked up,..are incompetent and worthless.Now fuck off you cassava thieve!

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            • 21 January 15:45, by jubaone

              Your suggestion is the most sensible single solution for lasting peace in SS. I’ve written often, that EQUATEXIT is the best. We can all live side by side peacefully and each one is free to develop himself /herself independently. Funny, jienges and nyagateen can’t live alone, they are lost and confused without Equatoria.

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              • 21 January 17:40, by The Rhino


                Shortly after the CPA 2005, I made funs and jabs about Dinkas/Jienges having leadership,..I said if Jienges pursue dominance to assume power in South Sudan,given their nature of handling problems,this country is doomed and shattered for good!Now here we are,over 15 years of independence things keep getting from bad to worse...unfortunately my Prophecy has turned into reality.Its too ...

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                • 21 January 17:53, by The Rhino

                  ...naive to expect anything beneficial from them. Dinkas/Jienges only consume,are too lazy to innovate,create or develop these are facts!They can’t produce anything profitable neither for themselves nor a diverse society.We Equatorians must purge ourselves from these savages and think quick about EquaExit as Bro J.geleng had already named the word.Our Sons Thomas C.and Joseph B. have military...

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                  • 21 January 18:04, by The Rhino

                    ...and political experiences respectively, they along with many other smart Equatorians can maneuver Equatoria out of these whole mess.This is the play book,I’m confident Thomas and Joseph can get the job done! Just think about it,even the United States of America under that troll Trump is cleaning up its backyard,UK is leaving the EU,..all over the world people are redefining their identity...

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                    • 21 January 18:14, by The Rhino

                      ...now how come that we Equatorians can’t assume our own identity and declare the State of Equatoria? We Equatorians must salvage our origins...Equatoria for Equatorians and we must fight for it, one way or the other.Lets get to work!

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            • 21 January 17:13, by South South

              The Rhino,

              First I want peace and when I say I want peace it doesn’t mean I will let weak people like you to say bogus things without pointing out their wicked positions. Now, can you repeat here what you said other day that Equaotoria vet on merits to get wives, can you repeat that wicked man before I come back and say something to you. Wicked and very confused.

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              • 21 January 19:22, by The Rhino

                South South,

                Alright,If it makes you happy,I’ll repeat what I said the other day about our women in Equatoria, just to show you how honest I’m.I said if you send me your own daughter I won’t fuck her,..send me your dear sister I say no,..push me your lovely wife,I turn it down...yes, why b’cos I only admire and love our beautiful women in Equatoria,satisfied? good! Now fuck off!

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                • 21 January 22:43, by South South

                  The Rhino,
                  I know very well how our Equaoria enjoy sex during funerals when women and men who do not know each will enjoy sex that night, then women get pregnant from unknown men, children are called " KARAMA", Funeral. Shut up loose community. Funerals are for sex, drinking alcohol and eating free food.

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                  • 22 January 10:53, by jubaone

                    South South,
                    Dont generalize nonsense as if bastardization and jengenization is part of Equatoria. We Equatorians dont mate freely like animals or like the jienges who love to mate even with their step mothers (especially youngest wives) of their fathers. Worthless!

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                  • 22 January 11:11, by jubaone

                    South South,
                    Ask your fellow jienges about the story of "mor girschen" a narrative of how jellaba and Fur traders seduced jienge divorced wives or abandoned girls in Marial Bai, Wau and other surrounding jiengelands areas for cheap sex in the early 60-70 for "girisch" the equivalent of few cents. Today more than 14-20% of them have jellaba blood- just bastards

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              • 21 January 20:35, by Eastern

                South South,

                Into which luak have you ducked? Get out and answer The Rhino, the Equatorian! Have you seen those shiny Rhino plagues lining government buildings in MUDIRIA and the surrounding areas? BE AFRAID!

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                • 21 January 22:45, by South South

                  You are just my big wicked and coward. Luak is much better then monkey poop.

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    • 21 January 07:39, by Whortti Bor Manza

      You could right. The governor of CES joined NAS weeks before and that of Way is in Norway. If Riek cannot buy bullets for them, how can he fund those states. Riek will never be released. Riek may follow him soon.

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  • 21 January 01:14, by john locke

    Nairobi, I laugh at the statements you make. How much are kiir and taban paying You? Lol.. Riek is still the leader of our movement. The only movement that respects and protects the rights of the common citizen. While your kiir and taban care only about displacement of non nuer tribes.tell me this, was what kiir did to begin this war right? Was he right to murder countless nuer? Or was that all a

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    • 21 January 02:19, by Nairobimitot

      John Locke,
      you want to talk that way,ok.
      How much are you giving Riek Machar in prison? I know you have been sending a lot of money to Riek Machar. Every time you feed him, he would order you to go and change the governors. And you just dance for Bul Nyaditthar that you are a kuar mi diit. What about if we catch you on the way to your post? You need to tell your boss where you are going precisely so that you do not get lost on the road.

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    • 21 January 07:22, by Tilo

      If this senseless war continues we "equatorians" are gonna campaign for an independent state. Equatoria is vulnerable in this current war but we suffer the most. It is coming to the point that we cannot take it anymore. We started realizing Nuer are fighting for betterment of their community, for us we shall be campaigning for an independent state

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      • 21 January 16:38, by jubaone

        Steps toward effective Equatexit from confused SS.
        1. Support Equatorian based groups
        2. Stop taking much about SS and cut off social and cultural ties with non Equatorias completely
        3. Talk, think and act Equatorian
        4. Don’t allow non Equatorian kids in our schools nor rent houses to the
        Effect 1-4, then Equatoria State is sure

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        • 21 January 18:48, by Tilo

          Dear jubaone ,

          We are up for it
          The early the better, we have been silent for long enough
          Jieng/Jenge is taking our kindness for weakness.
          I am very sure and convince we are capable of initiating EquaExit and implement it successful - we Equatorians are very smart

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          • 21 January 21:40, by The Rhino

            Tilo aka Brother T.,

            Our one and only honorable comrade J.Geleng...Jubaone will write The Constitution of our State of Equatoria.Its a done deal! This is a survival matter,we Equatorians need to bring back structure and dignity to Mother Equatoria.We have every right to split off from all these Dinka/Jieng nonsense! Swaka and Bakosoro are more than suited and capable to carry the task...

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            • 21 January 21:57, by The Rhino

              ...We Equatorians must show maturity and exceptionalism in the middle of all these desperations and pain.We have all it takes to redefine our own destiny.We must act now,full and without any compromises!

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  • 21 January 03:39, by john locke

    Nairobi, you never answered my question.. was what kiir did to begin this war right? His killing of countless nuer civilians in juba. Is this war justified? Answer that

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    • 21 January 11:50, by Nairobimitot

      John Locke
      the house that divides itself cannot last long and cannot see the development or light.
      The people who were killed were killed because something had happened. The fight had happened. You have to understand that when the argument is on and in its symmetry, nobody has the right to be forgiving. Everyone got diabetes on that day, so yes it was a crazy day because there were killings on both sides but the loser suffers heavy losses. In every country, it is always like that whenever someone lost the war; he suffers heavy blows and losses. That is why we say we need peace so that nobody dies anymore. Enough is enough, and we cannot just keep going on and on until we are all finished.

      Another thing that you have to know, you have to listen sometimes, you cannot just say things without hearing and understanding.
      Note that many people died in the day of the fighting because that was the day of the fight, it was not a normal day. It was only a day when everyone got diabetes, and it was not a day for MAKING PEACE.

      Please do not confuse ram mi raan. When you are a Raan and pure human being, you have to know what is on your left and what is on your right. So, do not confuse the time to make peace and the time of war. You have to understand that making peace is the mother of all and the father of all the dirty work that has been done by both sides since the beginning of South Sudan. Nobody in that part of the country is the sone of God. All of you must understand and learn that when you are trying to point fingers at a particular person for the responsibility, you need to realize that you are not far from behind.

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  • 21 January 04:31, by Mayendit

    Indeed, we Southern Sudanese are getting too shameful in the world, because there are no good leaders. Look at this desperately man Riek Machar Teny who call himself PhD holder while, his action doesn’t reflect what he had studied in UK. He had not even finished more classes at the time when he left to joined SPLA /SPLM but he is still claiming vigorous and arrogant as he is the only IQ Nuer.

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  • 21 January 04:45, by Mayendit

    We are very unfortunate to have two leaders that, are not function well, their inability to lead in both sides are not good. Riek Machar is doing same thing under-house arrest from South Africa while, the current president is doing same thing in Juba1 by frequently removed and appointed, removed and appointed. If these two leaders were wise and have a wisdom in their hearts,they should quitting.

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  • 21 January 19:59, by john locke

    Nairobi, you never answered the question directly.. was what kiir did to begin this war right? And was riek machar response in fighting back for not only hisnlife, but for the lives of innocent right? Or was riek wrong to fight for his life and those who couldn’t protect themselves.. was riek wrong for this?

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    • 21 January 21:53, by Nairobimitot

      John Locke
      It is very shameful and ignorant of Riek Machar that started the fighting.
      Riek Machar wanted to become a president while he was still a Vice President and in the same ticket with President Salva Kiir. The two top government officials were running mates. You need to understand that.
      So, the president said, is that right? Do you want to run for president? Riek said yes I do, and I am very very much interested in taking your seat, and I cannot wait.
      So, the president said, Riek, I have never heard that a running mate could run for president while on the same ticket. Riek said I do not care.
      The president said ok; if you want to run for president, you are well come to do so even though it is a bizarre thing because we are on the same ticket. But you have to go and form yourself a new party.

      Riek said, no I will not form a new party, I just want to become a president, and I am not going to change or create a new one Party name.
      To me, that was not good for Riek Machar because it showed that he was premature and everyone was happy, and the country was very peaceful and things were going smoothly. But I understand that someone who does not care about the state can do such a something, don’t give me wrong, I fully know wholeheartedly about Riek Machar. He would do something unusual ok.
      When the president went to South Africa for the funeral of Mandella, Riek was forming meetings, and he could not sleep. He was telling people how bad his administration was and how they failed to achieve development in which he was part of it, a vice president. Nobody does that except Riek Machar because he only cared about him becoming a president. He did not know what was going to happen to him.

      John Locke
      Why would you start something that is very shameful when you do not know how it was going to turn out. Are you a Ph.D. HOlder?

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  • 22 January 00:03, by john locke

    Nairobi, this has got to be the funniest thing I have ever read..lol. what you just said is a new level of stupid. For how much longer do you believe this lie? Lol

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