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Former South Sudanese army chief says pushed to rebel


April 10, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan ex-army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan on Tuesday claimed he was pushed into rebellion after all attempts to reconcile him with President Salva Kiir and his entire administration failed.

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Former South Sudan army chief of staff, Gen Paul Malong Awan (Juba24 News)

“Every attempt, both public and private to engage the Kiir’s regime towards peace has been flatly manipulated by regime apologists and those who spearhead the peace effort put on the hit list. Anyone who mentions the need for peaceful engagement is branded an enemy of the state and is targeted for extra-judicial assassination”, Malong said in a statement.

On Monday, Malong announced the formation of the South Sudan United Front (SSUF), a new opposition party, which he claimed was the only means through which he would work with compatriots to "arrest the carnage" in the country.

“Our movement is a just and urgent call to our compatriots and a struggle to first arrest the carnage that has befell our country and secondly to steer us towards democracy and development, which are the cornerstones of nationhood, an African nationhood of democracy, development, equal citizenry, justice and freedom”, he said.

He accused Kiir of building a nation where total impunity is the order.

“Our movement seeks to reverse this. We must build our nationhood around strong institutions and not strongmen. Strong institutions will outlive all of us and guarantee the prosperity of our nation. This is what we yearn for in our country”, stressed the ex-army chief.

Malong said his new rebel group would strive towards fighting what he described as "systemic corruption, stop the ongoing carnage, steer the country toward democracy, justice, equality and freedom."

He also vowed to respect the cessation of hostilities agreement signed in December last year by the various warring parties and he urged the regional bloc, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), to allow his new group to be part of the high-level revitalization forum meeting scheduled April 26 in Addis Ababa.

In February this year, the European Union imposed sanctions on Malong and three South Sudanese officials implicated in human rights violations and obstructions of their country’s peace process.

Relations between Awan and President Kiir deteriorated after the former was sacked from his post as army chief of staff in May 2017 and placed under house arrest for fear he would start a rebellion.

The ex-army chief was freed in November following mediation led by the Jieng Council of Elders. The agreement refrained him from going to his home-town of Aweil in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal state but was allowed to travel to any East Africa country.


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  • 10 April 2018 21:48, by Games

    Here you go and this exactly what I was saying yesterday from Malong Awan is previous article. The guy is only seeking the entry into the region bloc, IGAD revitalisation peace agreement. Malong Awan is rebellion is a joke, because he is not smart enough to find a way to obtain weaponries from anywhere. Relying from the future defections soliders is not gonna sustain his rebellion.

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    • 10 April 2018 23:06, by garrak1520

      I just read in Radio Tamajuz that Malong was given $5Milion to kill Machar; what a shame from the government of Kiir. This revelation will bring down Kiir’s government. Shit will hit the fan and shit will be everywhere. What a shame , and what a mess. IGAD, AU, the Troika will all turn against the government of Kiir.

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    • 10 April 2018 23:09, by garrak1520

      Kiir will deprive this people, the country, the businessmen from $5Million just to get rid of his rival. Not a good way. The funny side of it, you have people in South Sudan who prefer to die of hunger, watch Kiir and cronies eat while and still supporting these asshole.

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    • 11 April 2018 07:29, by Midit Mitot

      KING PAUL,

      Though you are the cause to destabilize this County in chaos, so you will be forgive, just joint Peter Gatdet Yak Majiek and fire that fake regime thoroughly.

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    • 11 April 2018 08:13, by Midit Mitot

      KING PAUL,

      Though you are the cause who destabilize this County in to chaos, so you will be forgiven, just joint Peter Gatdet Yak Majiek and fire that fake regime thoroughly.

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  • 10 April 2018 21:54, by Eastern

    Let Malong use the ruminants of his Mathiang Anyoors to accomplish what he set out as an objective: rid South Sudan of Equatorians and Nuers....

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    • 10 April 2018 22:00, by Games

      I am Nuer by birth but I hate most of them to deaths. They some of the (Nuer) are the ones that are giving JCE uper hands to continue to their destruction of this beautiful country

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  • 10 April 2018 21:55, by Games

    You can also feel his soft language from this article compared to the previous one. Now he is talking about the peaceful solution, leaving behind his military threatening he was talking about yesterday. IGAD should distance themselves from Malong and let him go back to Juba to discuss his own peaceful solution with JCE

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  • 11 April 2018 00:05, by Games

    Who Paul Malong working for at the time?
    Who gave him an order to haunt down Machar in the bushes?
    Who ordered the withdrawing of the money in the central Bank?

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  • 11 April 2018 02:02, by lino

    We have been saying all a long that Kiir Mayardit was hijacked by Bashir’s Boys around him with the help of JCE in a form of Bona Malual Madut e Riiny, Aldo Ajou Deng and many more who have been executing SS Plocies since 1960’s!!!
    Bhr el Gazal has a big role to play in removing Kiir!!!

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    • 11 April 2018 05:32, by Malakal county Simon

      Queen Malong rebellion will not change anything at all!! The man has killed many Nuers, Equatorias and chollos.... Apart from this, he has been sanctions and which mean, he is a dead walking either being kills by Nuers or get arrested by west.... He knows this but at the same time, he want to interrupt the ongoing peace!!!!

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      • 11 April 2018 06:46, by Koryom2

        Many clueless South Sudanese seem to be behind the HIGH stakes ROULETTE GAME being spun AROUND & AROUND & AROUND some of these days in FOREIGN capitals by our losers, traitors & thieves and are their sinister against our country & our people is being lapped up 24/7 by SUDAN TRIBUNE, RADIO TAMAZUJ and some of the evil corporate America & European media propaganda machines>>>

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        • 11 April 2018 06:52, by Koryom2

          Some South Sudanese lowly informed idiots think that Paul Malongdit will stoop low like their other losers, thieves & traitors being held hostage in foreign capitals by their masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between as their bargaining cards to crawl their evil selves into our country. But they would be disappointed as far as I am concerned>

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          • 11 April 2018 07:03, by Koryom2

            Paul Malongit knows what he is doing my lowly informed South Sudanese idiots and so do many other well informed South Sudanese. Have a look on this link idiots:http://www.gurtong.net/ECM/Editorial/tabid/124/ID/21401/Default.aspx
            My lowly informed South Sudanese fellows, do you know these fellows with their EXILED RUN PARTIES?>>>

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            • 11 April 2018 07:10, by Koryom2

              1. Hon. Gabriel Changsong Chang
              2. CHAIRMAN
              Hon. Pagan Amum Okiech
              3. CHAIRMAN
              Gen. Thomas C. Swaka

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              • 11 April 2018 07:13, by Koryom2

                4. Chairman
                Dr. Lam Akol
                5. Chairman
                Dr. Hakim Moi
                6. Chairman
                Gen. Bapiny Monytuil
                7. Chairman
                Gen. Bapiny Monytuil

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                • 11 April 2018 07:17, by Koryom2

                  8. Chairman
                  Gov. Joseph B. Bakosoro
                  9. Chairman
                  Dr. Costello Garang Ring
                  10. Chairman
                  Gen. Peter Gadet Yak

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                  • 11 April 2018 07:29, by Koryom2

                    Remember my lowly informed South Sudanese fellows, this so-called South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) was formed and it is being run in hotels, brothels & bars of foreign capitals. This so-called South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) even claims to have an army wing "The Joint Military Command"? My goodness! Who are these losers, traitors & thieves coming to fight with their damn *army wing?*>

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                    • 11 April 2018 07:49, by jubaone

                      Kuch aka koryom2,
                      Your uncle and fugitive Malong is just an ordinary jienge. Like a sharp knife 🔪 once used and served it’s purpose has been put aside. After cashing $5m to kill Riak, which he couldn’t do, now the loser is desperately trying to rebel. Question: Which jienge are ready to go to the bush now? He won’t get any logistical, moral or military support from Equatoria, Nuer or Collos.

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                      • 11 April 2018 16:08, by above king of arabs/muslims

                        south sudan will only see peace through peaceful transition of power. those in the rebellion and the government need to all resign and leave leaders to under 50 years generation. the bush mentality is ruining the nation. we need leaders with out military background. the government need to be in civilians hand.

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                    • 11 April 2018 07:52, by Koryom2

                      the mighty SPLA & the South Sudanese people? Good luck to the losers, thieves, traitors & their foreign masters. Bring it on fools & you will come & get us here on the ground losers. As for Mr. Paul Malongdit with his so-called SSUF party as l stated earlier. As for Mr. Paul Malongdit with his party, why would some of you South Sudanese lowly informed think, a guy like>>>

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            • 11 April 2018 07:10, by Games

              Useless Koryom2
              Talk to other Dinka in the country to confirm truth of Malong Awan’s new moment named. Leave those websites alone if you don’t believe or trust them

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              • 11 April 2018 07:55, by jubaone

                Kuch aka koryom2,
                As a jienge from Mading Bor, I’m told most of your kin have permanently settled in Nimule after fleeing from Nuers and Murles. Good cowards and lazy idlers feeding on the backs of others for nothing. How long are you going to squat un Equatoria? Time for visitation is over. Afraid of Nuers or Murles? Losers.

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                • 11 April 2018 08:08, by Theallseeingeye

                  Dear all
                  I urge you to be cautious about this serpent called Malong, I had stated it earlier that Malong motive can’t be as he spelled it out. "Every attempt, both public and private to engage the Kiir’s regime towards peace has been flatly manipulated by regime apologists and those who spearhead the peace effort put on the hit list. Anyone who mentions the need for peaceful engagement is..."

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                  • 11 April 2018 08:19, by Theallseeingeye

                    Malong is either seeking to draw Kiir attention to reinstate him by indirectly kissing his a*** or trying to make his way to HLRF to negotiate position. Malong is taking about respecting a ceasefire which his movement didn’t signed, what does this mean? we want to see the notorious mathiang anyoor in action or else this would cast doubts about the existence of SSUF.

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                    • 11 April 2018 16:17, by above king of arabs/muslims

                      who do you want mathiang Anyor to kill. you mean the dinka civilians. no way. matter of facts what different do we have between kiir and Malong?. if malong want to fight, let him go alone. kiir will step down peaceful soon. his image and conduct have been destroyed by his close circles. he knows that. so it is matter of time.

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      • 11 April 2018 20:18, by lino

        You benefit from the bad guy that is what politics is about!!! Malong can pull Kiir to the execution house as well as himself!!! It is called 2 birds 1 stone my friends!!! We got them!!

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