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Nuer leaders in Sudan meet Kiir, voice their support for peace


Nuer traditional leader Sultan Gatwich Deng Dak speaks during a meeting with President Kiir in Khartoum on 6 June 2018 (ST Photo)
June 30, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - On the sidelines of the peace talks, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir met this week with the Nuer community leaders in Khartoum who expressed their support to the ongoing efforts to achieve peace in the country.

The meeting, which took place on Tuesday 26, 2018; among others; was attended by Sultan Gatwich Deng Dak, Paramount Chief of Greater Akobo Lou Nuer, Sultant Whickier Khor Gier, Paramount Chief of Greater Nasir Jikany Nuer, Sultant Thomas Gatdor Kuol, Paramount Chief of Greater Bentiu Nuer, Sultan Majiek Gany Pathoat, Paramount Chief of Greater Fangak Nuer.

"The Chiefs assured the President of the Republic of the support of the Nuer community in Sudan and their unwavering stance and allegiance to the elected and constitutional leadership of President Kiir in the Republic of South Sudan," said a statement they extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

They further briefed the President about the situation of the Nuer community members in Sudan and their efforts to as traditional leaders to achieve reconciliation and healing among the South Sudanese people, especially between Nuer and Dinka.

President Kiir welcomed the efforts of the Nuer traditional leaders and vowed to work for peace and to create the suitable conditions for the return of refugees to their areas in South Sudan.

The meeting was attended by Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth South Sudan oil minister, South Sudan Ambassador to Khartoum Mayan Dut Waal and a number of other officials.


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  • 1 July 2018 08:53, by okello

    My fellow Nuer leaders in Khartoum though you met Kiir personally and kneel down on him he will tell you that is for peace and fact his for peace always. But your sons attitudes are far over with growing hatred and arrogant to themselves will not let them be trusted by Kiir government at less the change rebellion mentality and work with one heart as South Sudanese people.

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    • 1 July 2018 09:48, by Joseph Canada

      Poor leaders bending down to the person who Ordered the killing of their tribesmen in Juba. Well, all your tribe is a sellout or food lovers and back biters anyways.Swallow that or put it under the tail and in between your legs and beg for your life anyways.

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      • 1 July 2018 11:24, by Malakal county Simon


        Dont be too quick and buy the craps.... Those are fake individuals who misrepresenting themselves and not Nuer community’s as as a large....

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        • 1 July 2018 11:27, by Malakal county Simon


          Dont be too quick and buy the craps.... Those are fake individuals who who representing themselves and not Nuer community’s as as at large....

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          • 1 July 2018 12:09, by Redeemer

            Malakal County Simon
            When Dr. Riek abandoned Nuer and came with his briefcase and said sorry let’s go for peace did that make him not Nuer? If you say Paramount Chief of Greater Akobo Lou Nuer,
            Paramount Chief of Greater Nasir Jikany Nuer,
            Paramount Chief of Greater Bentiu Nuer
            Paramount Chief of Greater Fangak Nuer
            are not Nuer, then it means nothing is call Nuer

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            • 1 July 2018 12:23, by Redeemer

              In the above case I am referring to 2002, Nuer were surprised to hear that Riek left Naath movement and went back to Dinka movement as they use to call it so in those days. Every Nuer was left to find his/her own way out in the hand of Bashir. Unnecessary rebellions all the time. it is only Nuer who can change sides more than 3 times in one year and is still considered to have objectives

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          • 1 July 2018 12:15, by South South

            When are you going to stand up and depend Nuer tribe. The guy called Joseph Canada is insulting the entire Nuer tribe. How could you let something like that to go through without saying anything about it? Those Nuer leaders in Sudan are good Nuer and they are with Riek.

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        • 1 July 2018 18:07, by Nairobimitot

          Malakal County, a big nation like Nuer do not speak in one voice, There are Nuer who want peace, and there are Nuer like you who do not accept peace and want the suffering of South Sudanese to continue. Those who want the pain of South Sudanese to to keep going are failing our nation. Those who are for peace and who have met our President Salva Kiir Mayardit, are the excellent Nuer because they want peace and they understand the long-suffering of our people of South Sudan.

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        • 1 July 2018 22:50, by William

          Malakal and Joseph
          We are for peace that all. What the poor community leaders suppose to do. Riek and said agree for peace while they are main cause of killing innocence people. Why don’t you blame Riek instead those who have nothing about peace or war? If you want war instead of peace, take your gun and fight Riek and Kiir.

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    • 2 July 2018 09:53, by Midit Mitot

      Don,t talk nonsense, those are not elected Chiefs from Nuer Community, just individual who are seeking for their daily bread from Lol Gatkuoth.

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  • 1 July 2018 14:14, by Games

    South South
    Joseph Canada is a true man that is standing with his words. It’s very embarrassing for seeing a Nuer kneeling down in front of that super-idiot President in the world

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    • 1 July 2018 18:20, by Nairobimitot

      Games, you and South Sudan should keep your word in the internet media. Your words are disgraceful, and the people will not stand by your words, nobody likes your words. Your words are failing our country because anybody that does not want peace is a tribal (hall mindset). Let me tell you about the peace in case you do not know what it means to have peace in the country. Having Peace is about the unity of the people who have agreed to work together to safeguards their country interests and their future survival. So, IF Games and South Sudan, keep saying that Salva Kiir is a Dinka and we do not want him, how are you going to make peace in your country. Do you want to make peace after you are gone and no longer living in this World? You are followers of Satan, and we will call put you in prison if you do not want peace and respect for other fellows South Sudanese. You need to understand that the people of South Sudan are one people living in their country full of resources. If you do not like your country and do not want peace, then, get out. We will cut you out because you only like to live in foreign countries. Your ideas are bad for our country because of you just like Nuer and not your people of South Sudan. That is the reason you are going to fail, and all your words and you will be thrown out, and you will be outcasting.

      You need to change your attitude when it is time for peace because all South Sudanese are going to benefit and live a good life whenever the peace has come home through the genuine peace agreement.

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      • 1 July 2018 22:11, by One people

        Nairobimitot; please tell them more so they can understand very well, because this stupid idiots kids they understand only with their asses, they think all Nuers are bad and stupid like them, there is some Nuers are very good people and they’re not happy with what Riek machar his putting their kids through. Please show some respect to your elders

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