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South Sudan president removes Telar from service, sacks 3 governors


January 27, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has issued a Republican Order removing from service Telar Riing Deng, a former ambassador to Russia federation following his resignation on Thursday.

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Telar Ring Deng (File photo - ST)

On Thursday, Deng resigned from his post, after receiving a recall for consultations from the foreign ministry to return to Juba within 72 hours. The recall, seen by Sudan Tribune, provided that his summon was ordered by the presidency.

It was not immediately clear why the government wanted him for consultation. Neither the office of the president nor the office of the minister of foreign affairs was able to comment on the matter.

The presidential order removing him from service was announced through the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation on Friday evening after the circulation of the resignation letter in the social media.

The foreign ministry on Friday replied to the resignation letter with one word "Acknowledge(d)", sources close to the resigned ambassador told Sudan Tribune.

No particular reason was cited by the order for removing Deng, a former ally and presidential adviser on legal affairs. No immediate replacement was also made. The position was left vacant.

In statements to the Khartoum based al-Intibaha, Deng said his resignation does not mean he rebelled against President Kiir. He further disclosed he would return to Juba as ordinary citizen adding he would work for peace in the country.

Also, he denied that his resignation was linked to the ousted chief of staff Paul Malong Awan.

In a separate development, President Kiir issued separate orders removing three state governors from their assignments and appointed replacements into their positions.

The relieved governors are Ismail Konyi, governor of Boma state, Bor Wutchok Bor of Eastern Lakes state, and Peter Gatkuoth of Latjor state.

The newly appointed governors are David Yau Yau as the governor of Boma state, Gen. Mangar Buong for the Eastern Lakes and James Duer Chuol for the Latjor state.


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  • 28 January 02:51, by Kush Natives

    It’s normal folks, there’s nothing wrong resignation of any government officials at all. I don’t know why rebels should always celebrate a move that each and every an individual take in south sudan? Telar Riing will be a normal citizen like anybody else the country.

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  • 28 January 02:57, by Dinka-Defender-General

    P. Kiir, you step down and let another person takes over the presidency. I think the pressure is too much for you to handle and you cannot persuade Machar and other rebels to comply with peace. Let Kuol Manyang takes over. He will take control within 6 months.

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    • 29 January 19:36, by garrak1520

      DINKA DEFENDER: you gave the best advise to Kiir; let him step down and allow someone other than Taban take over. Time for Kiir to retire; he has done what he could per his capacities as an army guy without education, no need to grade him. He is from an army with the largest number of generals, so no blame just move away.

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  • 28 January 03:10, by john akeen

    Good, now change it’s coming to Boma state since David Yau Yau as been appointed as a governor.And Mr. Telar Riing Deng; we all know you have followed Dr. South Sudanese murder Riek Machar before, and you and him never succeeded, anyways all I need from you is to continue on cleaning your ways and your name

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    • 28 January 06:44, by South South


      Changes in any government are normal. My point to you here is what you mentioned yesterday that the national security concerns Uganda and Kenya have about rebellion in South Sudan is business. I am so glad you have no an idea about the worry Kenya and Uganda have about rebellion in South Sudan. Any government in South Sudan MUST do business with these two countries.

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      • 28 January 06:49, by South South



        The worry Kenya and Uganda have about rebellion in South Sudan is more than business. Even Ethiopia which sided at the beginning with Riek has changed, do you know why? The current governments in Uganda and Kenya will be against rebellion in South Sudan unless we have new government in one of these countries. Talking about US drones is childish.

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        • 28 January 07:02, by Eastern

          South South,

          Childish shouldn’t be your worry here. I am glad that you have realised what I am up to. I don’t mince my words. This is the year of reckoning!

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          • 28 January 07:18, by South South


            Peace is the best thing for you and the entire rebels. Kiir is in a very powerful position in term of war. He has chased away all rebels to the bushes or refugee camps, so what will make 2018 a year of reckoning? Internet writing? Maybe, wishful thinking? Maybe. Let’s support peace so that you can have a room in South Sudan.

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            • 28 January 08:09, by jubaone

              South South,
              "Peace" in the jellaba and jienge context implies subjugation and unconditional acceptance of the victor by the defeated. It is antithetical to the mutual acceptance of conflicting parties to an amicable solution. You jienges want a showdown, we’re in for it. "Rebels" rather die than accept such jienge bullshit. Period

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              • 28 January 08:27, by South South


                I love peace. It’s my first priority to give it a chance. Using threat about war to continue would not sit well with us. No single one in South Sudan can change current government through guns. There are no real rebels in South Sudan right now. We have a few coin rebels who are on run.

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                • 28 January 08:58, by jubaone

                  South South,
                  Then shut up and just go ahead with your military option of pacifying the country. You want to have it your way, that is your jienge shit 💩. "Rebels" have a clear position. Peace, yes but not in your terms bcoz SS is not Kiirminal mother’s property neither yours.

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                  • 28 January 10:07, by South South


                    I have a big heart for South Sudan and I will not just reply to your anger. Peace is the best. There is nowhere in the world where struggling rebels will put down pre-conditions for peace. Kiir is a president of South Sudan and he has power in his hand. All world including our coin rebels MUST talk him for peace.

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          • 28 January 09:04, by Koryom2

            Eastern, Mr. Teler Deng is not going anywhere chap. He is the one who helped put things straight with our Russian ally in diplomatic terms. He knows better than some of our South Sudanese fools we have here in our own East Africa region as diplomats. I believe the foreign ministry would put bullsh*t behind country as soon as possible>>>

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            • 28 January 17:51, by jubaone

              How you foolish govt supporters have short chicken 🍗 memories. The US wiped your butts clean and ensured that Bashir was defeated politically and militarily while your Moscow communists were doing nothing. Now chicken 🍗 minds have turned into communist lapdogs. Wow!

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            • 28 January 18:25, by dinkdong

              Telar put nothing straight with Russian. Russians will always be with South Sudan as long as the US is against. South Sudan is the battle ground.

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  • 29 January 07:47, by lino

    Folks, Telar Riing Deng is one of the people selling South Sudan cheap! A boy of NCP. You will all know soon very soon!!!

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