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South Sudan’s Aweil community condemns killing in Juba

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Traders sell vegetables in an empty stocked market in Akuem, outside Aweil, October 12, 2016 (AFP Photo)

January 26, 2018 (JUBA) - Aweil Community leadership across South Sudan Friday condemned the killing of three brothers in Juba in what it described as an " organized and coordinated attack" and called to probe the assault and to bring the culprits to justice.

The angry statement was issued in reaction to the unexplained abduction and killing of three brothers from Aweil named Deng, Kon and Ayuel Muor Deng Kuach, from their home last Saturday in Jebel Kunjur, suburb and driven away only to be found dead the next day on Sunday.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this outrageous display of cowardice, chauvinistic and barbaric act, meted on innocent souls, who are not a threat to anyone”, reads a statement released on Friday and approved by legislators and officials in the government in different capacities.

The incident took place in an atmosphere of mistrust and suspicion after accusations that the former army chief of staff Gen Paul Malong Awan one of the influential Aweil community leaders is working from outside the country to overthrow the government of President Kiir.

The Aweil Community expressed confidence in the government to ensure that an investigation is carried out to establish the reason behind the attack, and to identify those behind what they described the "barbaric and terrorist acts".

"We know the intention is to provoke reactions against the government by anti-peace, bloodthirsty and power hungry and elements in this country. As a peace-loving community, we appeal to the government to provide protection and care to all the citizens without exception wherever they live,” reads the statement.

The government did not issue any statement following the death of one family in a span of day

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  • 27 January 07:22, by William

    Too bad to Aweil community and mother of those three sons if she is alive. Aweil people are patient people. I think they will said not problem.

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  • 27 January 09:14, by Eastern

    The Aweil boys sheepishly allowed Kiir to draft them into the Mathiang Anyors to kill and rive away Equatorians from their lands into refugee camps in East Africa. Do you think the pain and anguish of these people will let you dinka zealots live in peace? More deaths, pain and destruction in your dinka communities!The Ed Dein massacre and the 1988 famine deaths weren’t enough!

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    • 27 January 09:48, by South South

      Eastern,

      Dinkas know how to re-group and fight back. We did not give up to fake Arabs you love in EL Dein or 1988 famine deaths. We overcame these terrible events and we raised up and liberated South Sudan. The death of these Aweilan boys in Juba have nothing to do with Equatoria community. This is my personal reading

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      • 27 January 11:28, by South South

        Eastern,

        Sometimes I laugh when I read your comments about Dinka. Do you know that rebels are national security threats to Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC and Sudan? You were talking about USA uses drones to destroy South Sudan weapons. jubaone was talking about American pays off Uganda and Kenya to allow rebels in their lands. Rebels in South Sudan are national security threats to these nations.

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        • 27 January 12:37, by Eastern

          South South,

          Kiir is in the league of rogue leaders like Museveni and Uhuru who rent support using the national coffers. Museveni amended Uganda’s constitution for him to remain in power till death. Uhuru compromised the electoral system for him to win. Kiir uses coercion and buys loyalty from the region at the expense of the poor economy. What national security are you talking about?

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          • 27 January 13:37, by South South

            Eastern,

            I would not tell you what national security worry Uganda and Kenya. But if you look around and see things clearly you would know what worry Uganda and Kenya about rebellion in South Sudan, until that worry is removed, which I believe will not be removed, Uganda and Kenya will remain with government of South Sudan for years to come.

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            • 27 January 16:11, by Eastern

              South South,

              If the impact of the war in South Sudan is affecting Ugsnda by making the country not good for business, then I like it! If Kenyan companies like KCB, Equity Bank, UAP etc are closing shops in South Sudan as is happening, I love it! South Sudan can’t br ruled by morons so that it remains a garbage bag for UNFIT leaders from shithole countries. These are the security threats!

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      • 28 January 06:15, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        South South,

        What goes around turns around. It is high time the people of Aweil learn to do what is right. Aweil people a great people. Take for instance William Ajal, late Benjamin Bol. Even Albino Akol Akol is a strong leader.

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  • 27 January 12:51, by Tilo

    When we say government are the very once forcing people to rebel you don’t believe
    Aweilians are gonna form their rebellion soon against kiir regime
    Basically government is forcing Aweilians to rebel
    Kiir your end road is at the vague

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    • 27 January 13:13, by jubaone

      Tilo,
      Aweilians WONT/CANT/WILL not rebel, take it from me. They may have the numbers, but militarily they have no logistics through Equatoria nor Nuerland; strategically no real relevance; economically worthless; politically perhaps. Rebel, why, how? It is a dead thing. Aturjong was with IO, nothing happened, Gen. Abdel Bagi Ayii, nothing so???

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  • 27 January 15:28, by Loch-ley Gajiok

    Defend yourselves or die like chickens. stop complaining, there is no government in juba.

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  • 28 January 05:35, by Kenyang ll

    Someone may wonder why Gogrial doesn’t fight Aweil like they do to all other neighbors. Well,they did long time ago and one event prompted Aweil response after peaceful cattle camps at ’tooc’(grazing area) were attacked & destroyed with Gogrial plunders driving away girls and herd of cattles. It took months but Malual eventually responded, defeated & occupied their grazing areas & villages.

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  • 28 January 06:18, by Kenyang ll

    Even Jurmathiang, Khartoum NiF would have some kind of mercy on such unacceptable, heinous crime.... It may take (a lot of) times for some to witness killings and purgings of Aweil people (or themselves) in order to join us in protest but already Dinka Malual are talking and ongoing killings and purgings of Aweil people and friends will be answered in kind.

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    • 28 January 10:23, by Jubaa5

      Aweil Community want to overthrow the government of President Kiir,they are a threat to salva kiir,kill them one by one , kill their leaders even in kenya ,Uganda where they
      live.Now the wanted leaders of Aweil are on the death list.
      A big mistake a very big mistake by Salva kiir to allowed Paul malong to go to kenya!! Now what next!! Plan A and plan B, Paul malong must come back to Juba now!

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