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March 6, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan has formally applied to join the League of Arab States reported the official Egyptian Middle East news agency (MENA) on Tuesday.

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"The application will be presented to the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers in its 149th session at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the League (in Cairo) on Wednesday," a diplomatic source told MENA.

If approved, South Sudan would be the 23rd member of the regional organization.

The use of the Arabic language as an official language is a prerequisite to joining the Arab body.

Besides Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti and Comoros are the other African states members of the League of Arab States.

South Sudanese officials several times in the past spoke about joining the Arab League. Also, there were several reports about the matter since the secession from Sudan in July 2011.

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  • 7 March 06:05, by deng

    This is another mistake that our government want to do

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    • 7 March 06:43, by Midit Mitot

      Wululululu, big shame to JCE government, Yesterday you were joining East African community and today joining Arab League. Sorry! kidding this is mind.

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    • 7 March 14:48, by Wensi

      This is heart breaking. So Mayik was sent to Egypt by Kiir weeks ago to go and filled the application for the Arab League Membership? Those folks in J1 are truly leading South Sudan into unknown destiny. Currently, majority of young people in South Sudan whose population is tripling that of adults, don’t know Arab, if Arabic was considered as the prerequisite for that membership.

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    • 8 March 05:46, by Dinka-Defender-General

      I agree with you Deng. Our politicians are make mistakes after mistakes. I believe joining Arab League is huge mistake our politicians are making. Remember we will go back to Arab language.

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  • 7 March 06:15, by Mayendit

    South Sudanese government must stop joining Arabs League.

    You can be friends with Arabs countries and spoken Arabic language but it does not mean to join their League Association for example, the Official language in South Sudan nation is English but we have not join England League why because this is how the world Affairs should be and it would be good for South Sudan to have their own way.

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    • 7 March 06:24, by jubaone

      Mayendit,
      Good thinking. These worthless tailless monkeys have made SS look like "whore country". The E Africans have enticed SS and these short-legged jellaba slave merchants also want to SS. Like domestic dogs, SS wants to back to it’s tormenting master. I wrote earlier that those running the show are mostly jellaba moles. Nyagat Taban, a jellaba bastard is behind all these.

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      • 7 March 06:47, by Games

        Jubaone
        S. Sudan is done as a country since 20013 when that minor differences between Machar and Kiir escalated into this current major conflicts. Thus, those Dinka elite in Juba are confuse and seems don’t know what they are doing. The only one thing they are good at are rapping, killings, displacements of civilians population and stealing. Joining Eastern Africa or Arab leagues are wasting of p

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        • 7 March 06:47, by Games

          Joining Eastern Africa or Arab leagues are wasting of peace to come back. Taban Deng may have hands of this proposal for joining Arabs leagues, but I think, it were Dinka that has this crazy Ideas since many of them are still lives in North Sudan

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        • 7 March 07:07, by jubaone

          Games,
          Many SS are saying it was humanely under the jellaba than the jienge shithole country we are having now. After all, many SS refugees are currently in Sudan, a sizeable proportion of jienges are Sudanese, so one would argue, SS voluntarily join the Arab League at least jienges and nyagateen would get free dollars, work and travel permits to Arab countries. Let’s forget SS it’s over.

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  • 7 March 06:25, by Mayendit

    President Salve Kiir Mayardit
    Please don’t let it happen. Have you forgotten the history of Arabs African when they came to Africa?. They said, they were coming to Africa for Trade but later on, they took lands and power from Africans people who were not capable to defending themselves. We have lost 3.5 million people during SPLA/SPLM war what brought this killing? We can be friends but never try

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    • 7 March 06:51, by Midit Mitot

      Mayendit,
      Fork, this is shallow mind from Kirr and his thugs that you are supporting, why don,t you support that move too?

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  • 7 March 06:49, by Mr. Right

    South Sudan to join Arab League...to what end? Please wise-up!

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  • 7 March 07:03, by Lenin Bull

    Congratulations South Sudan. The world is a complex place to live in. Joining Arab League as an independent country is a good survival strategy for the young nation called South Sudan.After all it will not affect our membership and brotherly relations with our East African Countries. Fools have not asked themselves why Arab countries are present in African Union? What are they doing here in AU?

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    • 7 March 07:50, by Midit Mitot

      Athuut, Lenin Bull, do you know what so call political fool? You guys are fooling yourself. East African, Ethiopia will not believe you anymore since your fork government had already applied to be one among the Arab League.

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      • 7 March 10:06, by Lenin Bull

        Midit, kiss your asses with Ethiopians or who ever you want to feel inferior to, but South Sudan is a sovereign independent country which can sign agreement with anybody, any country, any organization, any satan, etc on earth here whether near or far. We cannot be afraid to relate with any Country because Ethiopians/some satans will put their middle fingers in their own anuses!!

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    • 7 March 08:43, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      I knew it, that most of you can still trace your genealogy to the jellaba. 20-40% of all jienges have jellaba ancestry somehow although this doesnt show in their features but in their genes. Do some research and you will discover that the great-great-parents of the Kiirminal must have been jellaba (mesiriya, muraheleen or jaali). Nyagat Taban is first generation jellaba from Gezira

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      • 7 March 10:11, by Lenin Bull

        Ahahahahah! Jubaone, South Sudan is maturing politically and joining Arab League is one impeccable indication. Leaving Arabs alone to scheme evil plans against South Sudan without being present with them is more dangerous and suicidal than being present with them in every meeting and planning. In short getting insight on what they are doing and sometimes influencing them to do it in way we like.

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        • 7 March 10:16, by Lenin Bull

          Jubaone, I have come to discovered through poor non-academic arguments being peddled across in this forum that some of our good debaters have never been to political science classes. This is why they are wasting our precious times and spaces here with pedestrian arguments. Sudan have joined more African Associations than Arab ones because they want to infiltrate and influence African affairs with

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          • 7 March 10:22, by Lenin Bull

            their own world views, so that things will be done according to their wishes and liking. Sudan is a member of IGAD, Horn of Africa, COMESA( Headquarters in Lusaka Zambia)!!, ICGLR, Nile Basin, and AU !! Do you guys know the meaning of all these associations and Sudan being a member? South Sudan is not dissolving itself and joining any single Arab state, rather it is joining a club of equals.

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            • 7 March 10:27, by Lenin Bull

              This clever political strategy is going to screw dog style Islamic Arab Republic of Sudan as South Sudanese diplomats will always be there attending their meetings and Sudan will not be left alone to lobby for weapons and money from his Arab cousins to come and harm us. Other Arabs who don’t have good relations with Sudan will side with South Sudan. Good for us. But political simpletons have

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              • 7 March 10:36, by Lenin Bull

                no active brain to discover this. Israel has universities teaching Arabic language and Arab politics and this gives Israel un-parallel advantages over Arabs who don’t want to speak Jewish language mistakenly reasoning it is a language of satan. Israel screw them properly always and they in turn don’t know what is Israel. After joining Arab League South Sudan is going to establish exclusively Arab

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                • 7 March 10:39, by Lenin Bull

                  language universities colleges, institutions so we know better Arab language, culture, religion, and politics more than Sudan blocked South Sudanese and taught us wrong satanic versions of Arab Language culture and religion.

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                  • 7 March 15:52, by Khent

                    Lenin

                    Any South Sudanese that supports joining the Arab League is a traitor and a sadomasochist of the worst kind. We lost over 2 million people to Arab slave raids in the 18th century and lost another 2 million fighting for our rights from 1955 to 2005. I’m still terribly disappointed that Arabic has not phased out.

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                    • 7 March 18:54, by Khent

                      ..This is only a "survival strategy" for the feckless and clearly desperate regime in Juba; this only helps these ignorant, stupid, corrupt and shameless little dogs in their begging bowl routine. This is not what we (South Sudanese) want, so don’t treat the illegitimate regime and South Sudan (the ’country’) as synonyms. Oh and when did Arabs apparently start producing modern weapons?

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                      • 7 March 19:14, by Khent

                        Associating with Arabs is like making friends with scorpions. Arabic should be gradually phased out in South Sudan, and we could have made progress on this front if we actually had a government. Arabic is of little value in the modern world. Greece translate 5x more books than the 22 States of the 300 million Arabs translate into Arabic each year.

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                        • 7 March 19:18, by Khent

                          Spain translates more books (annually) than the entire Arab world has translated since the 9th century. Your precious Arabic is worthless. The language would only be an obvious requirement for Intelligence agents and military intelligence operatives. Those that support this disgraceful, humiliating decision should hang their heads in shame.

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          • 7 March 14:48, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            Lenin Bull,

            Who gave J1 the mandate of joining Arab league? The people must be consulted for such grand political move can go on. The country is not a property of Salva Kiir, Taban Gai or Wani Igga. They must leave our country alone.

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            • 7 March 15:14, by Lenin Bull

              Jur_likang, good opinion and thank you for that way of reasoning. Let us stop the war first and than make our leaders accountable to us the common folks and our country will be great again. I like your way of thinking.

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        • 7 March 10:45, by jubaone

          Lenin Fool,
          That is jienge scum to suggest that joining the Arab League would keep SS abreast of their evil plans. Was it not you jienges that were went online to suggest you liberated SS from jellaba now to voluntarily return to them on your knees? Was it your Kiirminal who felt remorseful and regretted SS secession during his last visit to Khartoum? Like dogs returning to their own vomit. Worthl

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          • 7 March 13:58, by Lenin Bull

            Jubaone, though I sympathize with your sentiments, I need to correct you and your other IO simpletons and false propagandists that President Salva Kiir never apologized to Arab mulattoes in his recent state visit to khartoum and he will never do that till the second coming of Jesus. It was IO cheap propaganda to try to deceive ludicrous elements that have no brain of their own to reason.

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            • 7 March 14:03, by Lenin Bull

              We have classified information and dossiers that impeccably show that SPLM/SPLA-IO, and NDM/A of Dr.Lam Akol the two of them have signed secret agreement with NIF/NCP to fight and confuse South Sudan so that finally it will collapse and as a result people will choose out of desperation to return to one Sudan system. Now NIF is training and arming SPLA-IO and accommodating SPLM-IO cadres with their

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              • 7 March 14:08, by Lenin Bull

                families in Khartoum. It is only NAS, FDs, Bakosoro, which no links or above secret agreements with Khartoum though they are also requesting weapons and money from Khartoum for killing and destruction in South Sudan. So you are doing self-projection when you falsely accuse innocent Kiir who is performing perfectly his presidential duties.

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            • 7 March 19:16, by jubaone

              Lenin Fool,
              I’m not an IO nor a member of any opposition group, but just a correct and upright SS who stands for justice, equality and prosperity as in the emblem. Anything short of this is betrayal of our people and is unacceptable. I shall fight jienges, nyagats or even Equatorians who have betrayed the aspirations of Junubin. I strongly advocate for Equatexit as a problem-solver.

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      • 7 March 17:56, by Khent

        Jubaone

        Oh come on, mate. How in the world could the Dinka possibly have that much Arab admixture? I know quite a fair bit about genetics, and I can assure you that the Dinka (along with the Hausa) are consistently regarded as the most genetically pure African tribe in genetic publications. I understand your frustration, but let’s not go off into the deep-end.

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      • 8 March 05:46, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Jubaone

        what kind of person are you? You have been parmenant critics to dinka, and could you claim to be educated nationalist,
        Infact we weren,t been colonize like you, arab had force your father out at room and sleep with your mother. (Athalabra,) mean getout (Rujal-mafi) mean no men, as a result you are arab product. Shut up!

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        • 8 March 09:11, by jubaone

          Garang Akeen
          Most ot our able young men had joined the Equatoria Corps in Torit to form the core of Anyanya I. At this time, you jienges were running naked after your cows or played the domestic servants by the jellaba. 17 yrs, jienges under the worthless scumbag Abel Alier signed on behalf of his jellaba master Numeiri. Where were the brave jienges? Going for "mour girschen" with jellaba merchant

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    • 7 March 18:46, by Khent

      Lenin

      This is not a "survival strategy". This is treason against living South Sudanese and the millions that were enslaved by the Arabs in the 18th century and the millions more that died afterwards. South Sudan is not an "independent" State; it’s beholden to Uganda and over 10 000 km2 of our territory (Ilemi) is occupied by Kenya in addition to at least another 25 000 km2 occupied by Khartoum..

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      • 8 March 07:03, by Koryom2

        Khent,
        When are you going to condemn the traitors like Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe & Co. being held hostage in foreign countries by the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & their fools like ethiopia or Kenya?>>>

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  • 7 March 07:03, by Peng Kimang

    I certainly don’t understand where this jenge dominated government wants to lead South Sudan to. The main reason for SS to secede from Sudan was due to the humiliations been labeled on its citizens as abid (slave), kufar (infidels) to name a few. Even in the Arab League’s HQ (Cairo), junubins are badly humiliated to the extent of spitting on them or flushing nasty water.

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    • 7 March 07:13, by jubaone

      Peng Kimang,
      You don’t have to understand certain things and it’s even more difficult to understand what goes in the minds of jienges or nyagats. Just see them, the way you would see a cow or monkey and don’t try to think they will ever become human beings. No. Put your efforts on Equatexit and this will save you from all these jienge-nyagat nonsense. You think, they don’t.

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  • 7 March 07:06, by Peng Kimang

    Some Arab states threaten to withdraw from the league should SS join or become a member. Live the Jallabas alone.

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  • 7 March 07:28, by Sunday Junup

    Ezekiel Lol was right when he said we are still one with Khartoum! Abei has gone now Kiirimnal wanted to sold the whole S.S to Arab

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  • 7 March 07:33, by Sunday Junup

    Ezekiel Lol was right when he said we are still one with Khartoum! Abei has gone now Kiirimnal wanted to sold the whole S.S to Arab

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  • 7 March 07:51, by deng

    When Sudan joined Arab League it was give a condition that not to let any person from Southern region become president or any high position to present Sudan in Arab league.

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  • 7 March 08:36, by Eastern

    This is hilarious. So the Dinka regime has become that desperate. Egypt, in a bid to revive the defunct Jonglei Canal Project, is courting Kiir, the most foolish leader alive, to join Arabs in their dinner table!

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    • 7 March 08:53, by deng

      Yes Kiir is Dinka but doesn’t represent Dinka, Kiir will go and the country remain for generations to come no one will agree with individuals to destroy the country only for their own interest.

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    • 7 March 10:53, by jubaone

      Eastern,
      What else did you expect from such a jienge? Had the jellaba just told jienges that they would be made to "own" the SS without a fight, there would have been no war in the first place. The jienge loves to be leader and to eat. That is it. John Garang said it, that one day SS will be sold by just a bottle of Tusker. That is happening now. Focus on Equatexit. It’ll save you from this jienge

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    • 7 March 11:19, by jubaone

      What the Arab League needs is not an equal partner like SS which economically, socio-culturally and racially is inferior, but a bunch of jienge toilet cleaners, door attendants and tea carriers. They are suitable for these jobs. After all, they would not bring in any value addition to their Arab masters.

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    • 7 March 12:26, by South South

      We liberated South Sudan from fake Arabs, period. Arab League is like AU, UN, East Africa Community, IGAD and so on. We are truly Africa, period.

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      • 7 March 12:55, by jubaone

        South South,
        Except, you didn’t have to fight East Africans or the rest of Africa to be a member. None has ever stopped you being part of the "Arabs". You are just returning where you belong. That is very fine. We as Equatorians are also choosing NOT to be "Arabs". Once you get free dollars, let us also know. We may opt to join you.

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      • 7 March 13:39, by jubaone

        South South,
        See in from an Arab-Israeli perspective. The Arabs want to make sure Israel does NOT establish a permanent foothold in SS after it’s massive military and diplomatic support. Recall, Israel was the first country ever to recognize SS independence. Diplomatically SS is like a "voting cow". It will be used to support any anti US-Israeli resolutions at the UN.

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        • 7 March 14:40, by South South

          jubaone,

          You are totally wrong. South Sudan is a country and will follow its interests first. Israel’s relationship with South Sudan is very especially and will remain there to be seen for years to come. Morocco, Egypt and Jordan have very strong relationship with Israel. Israel once time requested to join Arab League but was denied.

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          • 7 March 14:53, by jubaone

            South South,
            You mix diplomatic interests and national-security interests. Did any of the Arab states vote for the recognition of Palestine to obtain an "Observer Status" at the UN in 2012-13? Did any of the Arab states vote for the recognition of Jerusalem as the Jewish capital? Get your Facts and Analysis straight. Dont pretend to be a strategic analyst. Leave that for us, just look after cows.

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            • 7 March 18:48, by South South

              jubaone,
              Someone with cow, very smart person because that is what good civilization follows. Someone with monkey, very stupid and simple minded. There people in South Sudan who speak Arabic Juba only

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    • 7 March 13:45, by jubaone

      Eastern,
      The opposition must capitalize on this and start diplomatic relations with Israel once the jienge republic goes "Arab". The jienges will associate themselves with anti-Israeli jihadist states that are hell bent on destroying Israel. This is a serious concern and the opposition must seek means to counter this. It is simple and doable. They must take this golden chance.

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      • 7 March 17:50, by Khent

        Jubaone

        You do realise that the Saudis, Egyptians and the rest of the Gulf States are in a de facto alliance with Israel? An alliance formed to counter Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and the Houthis. The Takfiri head-choppers that the Gulf States support (like Al Nusra) get medical treatment in Israel. The Shia are the only true opponents to Israel.

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        • 7 March 20:22, by jubaone

          Khent,
          Such is a strategic alliance as a deterrent to the growing Iranian threat. However, this doesn’t imply that on such matters as Palestine or status of Jerusalem, Arabs would dramatically shift their political position.

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  • 7 March 11:32, by Deng Marham

    Am suprise and shock to see that south sudan government has formally applied to join the League of Arab States. if it’s true, have the government forgotten the Arab which took her two decades to get independent?. Now let the government ask Dinka Ngok what happen to them when chief Deng Kuol join Arab in Korodufan for purpose of taxes and distance that he was minimising has become a big problem.

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  • 7 March 15:24, by Lenin Bull

    My IO friends don’t waste your times trying to court Israel over this issue. Israel knows more about SPLM/SPLA-IO the master minds behind them, their grand objectives, their weapons, money, logistics and training camps(all in Sudan). Further, Israel knows more than you nincompoops do what South Sudan is doing. You are barking here for nothing. If all of you want to make sense,

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  • 7 March 15:29, by Lenin Bull

    first love and wish your country South Sudan and its people peace and development and Israel will be your friends. The yardstick to measure great people nowaday is their iron undivided love, and nationalism/patriotism to their countries. The damned IO failed this test since 2013 when they set the young country ablaze so soon. Civilized world judges them as Arab stooges.

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    • 7 March 16:00, by Khent

      Lenin

      You support this decision!? I have no respect for those who want any type of relations with Arabs; I have NEVER witnessed a ’country’ humiliate itself to this extent. It’s disgusting, and those that came up with this decision should be shot. I did not think that it was even possible for those brain-dead hicks in Juba to be anymore pathetic.

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      • 7 March 18:09, by Eastern

        Khent,

        A sadomasochistic individual would be signing praises to what Kiir is doing with South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. No surprises for Lenin Bull’s songs of praise.

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        • 8 March 06:15, by Lenin Bull

          Eastern, and Khent, I’m an intellectual and I speak and write what is correct. Just come to my office in Hai, Thongpiny and you will get books and charters/constitutions of Arab Leagues, AU, UN, IGAD, ICGLR, Horn of Africa with me. I know what South Sudan will get by joining Arab League. Second, no one will become muslim or arab by joining neither will we drop English forArabicYou are all childish

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          • 8 March 06:25, by Lenin Bull

            These Arab countries speak more classical English than our sham English with village accent where some of us pronounce position"pojition", house" kaose" etc. Egypt speaks and writes both English and Arabic more than other countries in Africa even more than those countries which have English as their only medium of speaking and teaching in the continent. Idiots!!

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            • 9 March 11:33, by Kenyang ll

              You might have read a lot of books but if you look at map of Arab League countries, there’s good reason those birds of color flock together. There’re no records that hardheaded arrogant in South Sudan who barely understand what a country is are too intellectual more than those who haven’t joined Arab League. What would be next step, join Islamic Organization to counter Sudan in the Mosques?

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              • 9 March 11:43, by Kenyang ll

                .... for Lenin Bull,
                South Sudan doesn’t need Arab League or join anyone (EAC) in order to defend or bring development to South Sudan or counter any country. What we need is unity (peace), handwork and independent (not relying on other countries). Yes, South Sudan will help and many friends as possible. We just don’t have to join someone in order to achieve something.

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  • 7 March 22:34, by Kenyang ll

    In other word, Salva Kiir and his illegitimate thugs are seeking reunification with North Sudan. They can try everything to extend its life but the rotten regime will never recover.

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  • 8 March 03:52, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Bullshit to the GOSS, they are fooling themselves with Arab.

    It will the end of government south Sudan.
    what is the benefit of joining Arab league.
    we are not Arab, what would be the reason behind that evil Application to Arab league.

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