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South Sudanese official joins rebel movement


June 5, 2018 (LOL) – Omer Eshag Mohamed, a former information minister in South Sudan’s Lol state has announced his decision to join the opposition movement led by ex-army chief, Gen Paul Malong.

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Former South Sudan army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan speaks at the presidential palace in Juba, November 16, 2017 (ST)

"After carefully thinking and analyzing all the options I had, I have finally decided that I will be joining SSUF/A under the leadership of General Paul Malong Awan because after the collapse of the peace talks in Addis Ababa, it is very clear that President Kiir and his team are not ready for peace," Mohamed noted in a statement.

The official, who quit the state government in May, openly accused President Salva Kiir of failing to lead the South Sudanese population.

“It is without a doubt that President Salva Kiir does not have the interest of South Sudan at heart. He is the obstacle for achieving peace in South Sudan,” the former-Lol state minister further wrote.

He added, “The president has a false sense of entitlement and believes he deserves an incentive in order for us to attain the peace we have been yearning for”.

Announcing he had officially joined South Sudan United Front (SSUF), an opposition movement led by the former army chief of staff, Mohamed blamed recent collapse of the peace talks mediated by the regional bloc (IGAD) on President Kiir’s government.

Last month, the rival parties in South Sudan peace talks concluded the Second Phase of the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) without striking a deal on the implementation of the governance and security arrangements.

Tens of thousands pf people have been killed in fighting between troops loyal to Kiir and forces led by his former deputy Riek Machar since 2013. The conflict has also left a quarter of South Sudan’s population of 12 million, either internally displaced or as refugees in neighbouring countries.

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  • 6 June 11:03, by Midit Mitot

    Yes Man, to topple that dirty regime in Juba from power need every one effort though you came late Mr. 

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  • 6 June 13:55, by gatkhornuerikajuba

    All those who are killing people Dec-15-2013,they all go to rebel,because they know that,peace is louse to them.
    but all of you remember this,the blood of people whom you kill all these years are still following you.

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    • 7 June 05:23, by Kuch

      Nuers, first of all ’fact check’ if this man was a government of officials from Lol state before he is alleged to have joined Mr. Paul Malongdit. My Nuer low lives, grow up fools, the world doesn’t rotate according to your Ngundeng Buong fantasies. Paul Malongdit has not rebelled against anyone fools. But if his rebellion satisfied you fools, then so be it>>>>

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      • 7 June 05:30, by Kuch

        and we are going to see if there will be some lowly Nuers left alive in our country. There is not a damn war here in South Sudan. But the losers like some Nuers, some Fertits & some Equatorians keep propagating lies after lies that there is still raging war going on in South Sudan. What is (are) these parts of South Sudan? None. But war is a big business for our enemies to cap into>>>

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        • 7 June 05:35, by Kuch

          for their own evil ends. Some of my lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks, some Equatorians and some your creepy allies in between, war is here. We are going to bomb you, evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ countries & their creepy allies like our so-called ethiopia & some parts of Kenya out out of our country & over our people>>>>

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