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South Sudan’s army chief in Cairo for treatment


April 15, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s army chief of staff, General James Mawut Ajonga is recovering following a Kidney operation conducted in a Cairo-based hospital, relatives told Sudan Tribune.

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The rank of Lt general is pinned on Lt Gen. James Ajong by President Salva Kir, and Vice President James Wani, during the swearing-in ceremony as SPLA general chief of staff on Wednesday 10 May 2017 (ST Photo)

Ubeer Mawut, a brother to the army chief, said they opted for Egypt via Israel after the army chief was denied an entry visa to Germany.

The general was scheduled to fly to Germany for medical attention.

Medical examinations, he said, showed that the South Sudanese army chief of general staff suffers from a kidney infection, Ubeer said.

He said the doctors in Cairo successfully carried out the operation.

The military spokesperson, Lul Ruai Koang confirmed the general’s admission in Cairo, but declined to comment on his health condition.

Ajonga was appointed army chief of staff in May 2017, replacing General Paul Malong Awan.


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  • 16 April 2018 14:49, by Midit Mitot

    Look at the government of contradiction, your desperate spoke person Lul Ruai air-out today on Radio Tamazuj that, James Ajongo had been struggling for painful leg since then, and now it become another scenario of kidney stone.

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  • 16 April 2018 15:58, by Bil bany

    midit mitot
    juba govenment will never ever tell/say the true, just only lie on their mind nothing tani

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  • 16 April 2018 15:59, by Butish Chuetrol Naka

    Let pray for our army chief for a quick recover regardless of where the infection is either leg or kidney

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  • 16 April 2018 17:51, by Theone


    I don’t know which world you are living, every leader or a person, they hide their diseases till is to late or some anonymous tell to press. Some times they die without anyone know what kill them.

    So don’t let your hate make you a STUPID!!

    And in the case of Germany, they let millions of Islamic terrorists to their country and they say no to non-terrorist Christian. SHAME!!

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  • 16 April 2018 19:54, by Nairobimitot

    Get well General Chief Of Staff. We want you to look for these rebels in the bushes where they are hiding. It is challenging to find them, but you can see them in their holes where they are hiding. Some of these rebels are blind; some are still seeing small. Some are taking the crap before you even come to find them. We pray that they make the right decision to join the government. These rebels do not know what they are doing but confusing is their objective, and that is unacceptable. The country should not be confused by few rebels who are blind and small.

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  • 17 April 2018 05:04, by john locke

    Nairobi, why would anyone join this joke of a government. They lied about why riek left the government until they recently without knowing admitted that they paid malong 5million to kill him. Something they have denied for months now. How omyou answer that. Why would we trust that kind of governement

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  • 17 April 2018 07:28, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    South Sudan kidneys are very cheap to remove easily.
    We was qualified to build more than 10 Hospitals.
    hire Doctors to come to works in our Country.

    Goss run by weak minded, is the result of high intellectual offices going to foreigners hospitals.

    uncle in Goss and rebels have fail us

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