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Former South Sudanese finance minister welcomes sacking


March 15, 2018 (JUBA) - Stephen Dhieu Dau, former finance minister in South Sudan has welcomed his sacking and commended President Salva Kiir for the opportunity in the past years in various capacities in government.

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South Sudan minister Stephen Dhieu Dau (Getty photo)

Last Monday, President Kiir removed Dau from his position as finance minister without elaborating on the reason for this unexpected decision. However, observers in Juba say the minister failed to protect the meagre resources of oil income.

“I want to acknowledge the decision made by his Excellency, the president of the republic to appoint a new minister of finance. It is a decision which falls within the prerogative of his Excellency which I want publicly to welcome and extend my congratulatory message to my successor, Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabiordit”, Dau said in a statement released to the public.

The former minister thanked President Kiir for the “confidence, opportunity and support” to serve his administration in various capacities during the past years the different level of governments in the country.

The South Sudanese leader on Monday removed Dau from his position, sparking mixed reactions, with some attributing to struggle for influence and resources at the presidency.


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  • 15 March 2018 22:47, by Kush Natives

    Take it easy sir, there’s nothing wrong or personal about the relief of ministers and replace them, that’s how the government works. Go back home and prepare your farms, just 2 more months for rainy season for an agriculture resumption. You can do better than this!

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    • 16 March 2018 02:34, by lino

      You will hear about him fishing in his mansion home pool in Uganda or Kenya!!! They got all the money brother!!!

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      • 16 March 2018 05:10, by Koryom2

        Why are you trolls from the cloned arabs of North Sudan are so much interested in our country & our leaders? You have massive in Darfur, Southern Khardupan, Southern Blue Nile & even Eastern North Sudan? President Salva Kiir is not going anywhere if Mr. he keeps you awake at night then get lost chap.

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    • 16 March 2018 02:44, by Koryom2

      I hope Mr. Dhieu will not run to Kenya, Khartoum or Adis Ababa to go & solicit for a few dimes from the CIA, MI6 & other creepy foreign operatives holding our traitors like Rebecca Nyandeng, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo & other losers in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa, Nairobi or Khartoum. And the traitors are being used by the criminals from the US, the UK, their UN>>>

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      • 16 March 2018 03:10, by Koryom2

        their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between.

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        • 16 March 2018 05:28, by jubaone

          Kuch aka koryom2
          Dhieu together with Ezekiel Lol established their own companies that often were subcontracted by Dar Petroleum or GCPC. Now the state coffers are empty, there’s no need workings as finance minister. We shall provide you with details of Dhieu’s dubious companies. Just ordinary jienge thieves and thugs in suits while the rest are naked cattle rustlers and chicken 🍗 thieves.

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        • 16 March 2018 13:19, by lino

          Ya stooge Lionsit,

          We are talking Dhieu today not not River/Kiirdit!!! I am not even sure how Stephen became Petroleum and Finance guy if he never have qualifications in the field!!! Graduates of Arts from Egypt in 80’s after they emptied Students Financial System they run and do it for Independent SS!!!

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  • 16 March 2018 03:09, by Games

    He has no choices but just shut up and talk shits about the Kiir’s Administration when he finds his way out from the country

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    • 16 March 2018 03:23, by Kush Natives

      Shut up, stop supporting nonsense propaganda, Nuer your type does that! Go home straight up big man. If you see any rebels elements who will try to around and talk nonsense to you, just shoot them!

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  • 16 March 2018 06:08, by Lenin Bull

    Mongrels, see how a great son of the Dinka nation received the decree of his removal from his office. He thanked and appreciated HE.President Salva Kiir because that is what the law of the land contains. Million congratulation Hon.Stephen Dhieu. Other Ministers and government officials should take it as a classical example to emulate forever.

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  • 16 March 2018 06:35, by Lenin Bull

    Hungry barbarians turn wild and defecate in the same plate of their food, and bite the hand that gives them food, where as great people patriotic to their countries take removal from their dockets as normal routine in a functioning country.See similar reactions of Mr.Rex Tillerson, and Mr.Stephen Dhieu this week.Great people!!

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  • 16 March 2018 06:41, by Lenin Bull

    Hyenas and corrupt leaders turn wild and tribal when sucked or form rebellion when removed. Our archive of history is full with names of these useless elements stole money and made matters worse with rebellion.Read proverbial story of the two prostitutes over the only living baby boy! The other whore that killed own baby boy due to reckless sleeping because of hangover of over screwing wants the

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    • 16 March 2018 07:48, by jubaone

      Lenon Fool,
      Spare us this jienge nonsense. Dhieu knows theres nothing anymore to steal and so meekly and like a humble lapdog wags its tail and goes without a fight. Had there been billions petrodollars to steal, he would put up a fight. As a jienge, he has no place in the opposition. He defecated into the plate, now he must clean it up b4 using it. Tell us, where are the $4.5b?

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      • 16 March 2018 10:20, by South South


        Please take your shit talk somewhere and leave Dinka tribe alone."Had there been billions petrodollars to steal, he would put up a fight.", you are a very good English writer, but this one sentence should be " Had there been billions petrodollars to steal, he would have put up a fight."

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        • 16 March 2018 13:17, by jubaone

          South South,
          Well, well such a good observation. I didn’t know that such jienges like you ever cared about grammatical errors. But it was good anyway but doesn’t make you any extra intelligent. Car closed. Next

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          • 16 March 2018 14:38, by Lenin Bull

            Ahahahahahaaa! Jubaone what will you do when you go to heaven and find full with many jienge/Dinka people sitting next to God! Will you refuse heaven and go to hell? Tell me my good friend. I like you so much only that you will chicken away to the bush if I suggest we meet physically so we can become family friends forever.

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          • 16 March 2018 15:15, by South South


            I do believe it is just an error, not more. If this is from Eastern, I will say more to him. He’s a wicked man who has Dinka wife at home and then campaign to kill all Dinkas. Dinkas are much.much better than Equatorians, you know that from your heart. Respect Dinkas who liberated you from Fake Arabs, case is closed.

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        • 17 March 2018 00:59, by Eyez

          South South

          Ya ariyan Jienge ita......please don’t pretend to be smart, because, a brag-bag like yourself is just a skit-mark blot.

          If you’re the grammar police, then how come did you not pick up the simple fact that, the paragraph "Had there been billions petrodollars" should’ve read "Had there been billions of petrodollars" huh?

          Better go and scrape the dung off yourself, JIENGE BOY!


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      • 16 March 2018 12:36, by Lenin Bull

        Jubaone, there is a lot of money in South Sudan. Paloch oil fields in Melut are functioning well bringing well over 120,000 Bpd. Nimuli border is functioning, Juba Airport is fucntioning, and above all friends of South Sudan across the world are silently supporting. Grow from being infantile jubaone. Kiir is screwing you dog style badly both in the battlefields and confusing you politically.

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        • 16 March 2018 13:25, by jubaone

          Lenin Fool,
          Just reciting that worthless nyagat statement..."economy of SS is booming.." Oh yes, Falouj, Nimule oh this..oh that. That is the jienge definition of booming economy even as your jienges are fleeing away to Sudan or Uganda. The only place in the entire world whose booming economy is letting people to voluntarily run 🏃 away. Funny. Shut up losers. Case closed. Next.

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  • 16 March 2018 06:45, by Lenin Bull

    baby boy of the other co-woman to be killed with a sword because deep in her mind she knew the child was not her own she was jealous of that child’s life , and she was ashamed of herself for what she did, and so it is zero-sum game. Those who don’t have patriotic of this country neither did they sweat for its liberation are now the ones destroying it or even calling for new colonization.

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  • 16 March 2018 06:49, by Lenin Bull

    This new colonization is smartly camouflaged and sugarcoated as UN Trusteeship. These South Sudanese elements are whores that have lost sense of shame and have no country they are proud of under the sun.

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