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Ex- South Sudan army chief arrives in Khartoum


Gen Paul Malong Awan (C) speaking to Francis Deng at Juba airport while waiting to board a flight to Kenya on 19 November 2017 (ST photo)
March 16, 2018 (JUBA) - The former South Sudan army chief of staff Paul Malong Awan is in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, sparking social media speculations and curiosity behind the visit which he denied previously.

The circumstance under which the ex-army chief arrived in Khartoum remains speculative. Family members and friends on the one hand and the government and his critics, on the other hand, provided conflicting accounts.

None knows the exact cause and objective of the mission.

Family members and friends told Sudan Tribune on Friday that Awan is in Sudanese capital for a private mission with the knowledge of resident Kiir and the Jieng (Dinka) Council of Elders.

Government and critics, however, claimed Awan is in Sudan for a negative mission, claiming he went to finally pursue ways to implement his rebellious strategies against the government and the people of the country.

Sudan Tribune was unable to independently verify the veracity of the claims, although several family members have confirmed Awan is indeed in Sudan.

However, South Sudanese opposition circles in Khartoum said the former chief of general staff - whose whereabouts in Khartoum is shrouded in secrecy - would fly Saturday to Jordan for medical treatment.

Awan left Juba in November 2017 as part of an elders-brokered deal following days of standoff between his guards and the government forces. At the time, President Salva Kiir ordered to disarm him and reduce the number of guards permitted according to the guiding military rules and regulations which allow up to a maximum of 6 guards and minimum 2 of armed soldiers.

He left South Sudanese capital, Juba on a travel permit meant to be used for travel legs showing Juba, Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala in Uganda.

The former military officer did not acquire regular passport at the time of his travel and it is unclear whether or not he acquired a new passport.

Observers see Awan as a bitter man who may want to exert any effort to draw the attention of the president to his grievances.


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  • 16 March 2018 22:45, by lino

    Just medical treatment!!! His treatment may not be possible in Kenya! Watch out Malong you are on sanctions! Lots of enemies for you out there, Juba, Oppositions, International Community!!!
    Better escape to Warawar after treatment where you really belong!!!

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    • 16 March 2018 23:42, by Kush Natives

      We don’t have problems with Malong here in Juba, only rebels are the ones trying to benefits from Malong, but Malong isn’t interested in your useless rebellion. You advised him to go to War-awar, is warawar not part of South Sudan? Leave Malong alone to finish his treatment,he’s not in good health, that’s all I know, when he left Juba.

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      • 17 March 2018 07:05, by jubaone

        Bush Natives,
        Wrong! The opposition can’t benefit anything from fugitive Malong. First, he’s on the run 🏃 and jienges are busy looting and stealing cows in Uganda and have no time to support the fugitive. Also, jienges can’t and won’t start anything meaningful rebellion. See Aturjong, Abdelbagi Ayii and any other jienge rebellion just died b4 they started. So "rebels" can’t count on loser Malong

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        • 17 March 2018 07:33, by Kush Natives

          All rebels dance, whenever they hear Malong is here and there,thinking that the man simply join them,
          . I am telling all rebels in which you’re part of it, stop nonsense propaganda, Malong will never agree with your sh**thole useless rebellion. He will never accept any bloodshed in his name. Continue to fight alone idiots!

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          • 17 March 2018 07:54, by jubaone

            Bush Natives
            No opposition nor rebels see anything worthwhile in the fugitive. Like a sharp 🔪, he has been used, wiped and disposed till when needed again. The opposition or rebels don’t need him at all. He is a risk factor bcoz he’s been sanctioned and soon a wanted criminal. Again, jienges can’t and won’t follow him bcoz most are fearful 😨 and preoccupied with stealing, raping and killing.

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          • 18 March 2018 07:03, by Jongo

            Exactly Kus you have big wide dirty ass hole full of sfit malong is a fugitive wanted by all rebels the genocide he committed in yei let him running to no where to hide soon you’l see he been spelled out of Khartoum and hand over to the rotten jenge government & his drunk president or he has to work for bashir as MAKKWAJI stop writing nonsense

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    • 17 March 2018 00:24, by Koryom2

      Mr. Paul Malongdit can go to Khartoum, if he so wishes you know? Even University of Algesira gave Paul Malongdit an honorary degree. Paul Malongdit is not one of your usual idiots that are being hold up in Nairobi, Adis Ababa & Khartoum by the evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies like Kenya, Adis Ababa & Khartoum>>>>

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      • 17 March 2018 00:59, by Koryom2

        who are been selling our country to evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their sleazy allies in between. Mr. Lino, we are back fool. We are going take back our Khartoum if you are not been informed fool.

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        • 17 March 2018 04:43, by dinkdong

          You know, it won’t hurt if you do a little revision before you post.

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        • 17 March 2018 06:05, by Proverbs

          Please update your vocabulary. We tired of the same words and sentence structure all the time—’evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs’. And please do remember that the same ’evil and sleazy’ entities supported us during the liberation struggles. Never bite the hands that feeds you!

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        • 17 March 2018 12:56, by lino

          Ya Lion/Koryom#0,
          Idiots and fools are the ones who don’t read the signs of changes! You are one of them.
          1- I never said Malong becomes a rebel because he can’t afford it for many reasons.
          2- He becomes an enemy for many including Juba; why then he was in the house arrest! When I say Warawar; I know he protected their and damp person can get him; else many will be died.
          You guys go figure!

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          • 17 March 2018 15:15, by lino

            Correction: he can get protected by his people in Warawar and no damp person can get hold of him there! I know the place.
            It was the reason Mayardit didn’t allow him to reach because he will not be in reach.
            If Malong want to fight the government, he do it throw someone else; so many soldiers and commanders are still loyal to him.

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    • 17 March 2018 08:13, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      South Sudanese like instigating things that are no longer concern in this country. Gen. Malong Awan is no longer a government official. He is private citizen like anybody else in this country. Why would his movement be trace? He has right to go anywhere he like. I have never find a country where every body become analyst to describe intention of anybody.

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  • 17 March 2018 05:40, by Mayendit

    If the former SPLA general chief of staff Paul Malong Awan Anei wanted to do same thing which he was blaming former vice president Dr. Riek Machar Teny then, I would like to tells my community Dinka Malual to abandoned him, because we do not need what Nuers militias are doing for years. All Dinkas Malual must stop following him period. He wants to bring more suffers and killing in our communities.

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    • 17 March 2018 06:37, by Games

      Relax, Malong went to Khartoum for medical checks up. The war is over. Salva Kiir is currently fighting with his owns economy collapsing war, which we do not want to intervent into it.

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      • 17 March 2018 06:47, by Malakal county Simon

        Too bad for self imposed government and queen Paul has finally escape death and he will soon reach his home town warwara

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        • 18 March 2018 12:10, by Garang Akeen Tong

          Malakal county simon

          Pool loser, I thought you have already surrender yourself, are you still in bush or in exil?
          The old rebel supporters/internet fighters were disappear, they likes of bentiu sudan, joseph canada, chuol and akook.
          Are you the only internet fighter remain in social media?

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      • 17 March 2018 19:46, by Kenyang ll

        Thank you. I would’t see anything wrong with Malong breaking the back of rotten regime in Juba.

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  • 17 March 2018 07:12, by Sunday Junup

    No needs for worry if he goes for medical or what ever purpose but the fact remain that South Sudanese never like Malong b/se he master the killing of innocence civilian in Juba 2013 and 2016. Let him not die of disease but gunshot from Jiec in Bor

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    • 18 March 2018 11:09, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Sunday Nueri

      Ya pool inta, Gen. Paul Malong Awan was a governor in 2013 in Aweil, how came to engineer the killing of civilian in juba?
      And the incident of 2016 was caused by James Gatdet Dak, he posted on his facebook page that Dr. Riak was arested in J1, imforming his soldiers in jebel to rescue him, the result was that incident.

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      • 18 March 2018 11:33, by Garang Akeen Tong


        Beating bush here and there wouldn,t help you chap, Gen. Paul Malong will never fight current gov,t.
        Although he come to Aweil he will never fight current gov,t, we are now preparing to fight who take over by force.

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  • 17 March 2018 14:10, by Eastern

    Kiir doesn’t determine the destiny of every South Sudanese. The man is now only fixated on protecting his old seat at J1...

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  • 17 March 2018 22:45, by EastSudanisHeaven

    Welcome Home Mr P Maloung Awan
    To the capital of all Sudanese southern or Northern it’s doesn’t matter
    First you have to apologize to all Sudanese and southern Sudanese about the murders you you committed in the past on innocents citizens of the South or the North alike.
    Secondly how many REFUGEES does both the so called ( SPLM) and the faked Islamic revolutions bullshit made in all Sudan .

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