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President kiir poses with army generals and foreign attachés military after being awarded Seven medals on 18 October 2018 (ST Photo)
October 19, 2018 (JUBA) - The military leadership and command of South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) has awarded Seven medals to President Salva Kiir for his outstanding, long and distinguished military services to the nation during the days of the liberation, and during and the post Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) interim period.

The ceremony at which the award was made was attended by the Vice President James Wani Igga, Presidential advisors, national ministers, diplomatic corps, foreign military attaches and the Inspector General of the Police.

The awarding of the medals, on Thursday, were based on the recommendation of the 5th Command Council Conference held in 2016. The Chief of General Staff Gen. Gabriel Jok Riak bestowed upon President Salva Kiir Mayardit, who doubled up as the Commander in Chief of the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces.

The seven medals include a medal of National Heroism, Bravery, a medal for steering the army to achieving Independence, Long Service Conduct, Distinguished Military Service, Counter Insurgency and Combat Proficiency.

Addressing the ceremony, Kiir said he was humbled with the medals that they should have been awarded to his comrades who are no longer around and those who came before him.

The South Sudanese leader, however, promised that those who died before him would not be forgotten and pledged to honour them for unpaid tireless contribution during the liberation struggle with medals on the day of the national peace celebration due to take place in Juba on the 30th October 2018.

He urged and reminded the military to protect civilians and their properties. Vice James Wani congratulated him for his honour and awards bestowed upon him by the army.

Defence and Veteran Affairs Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk outlined that Kiir has demonstrated fortitude, loyalty to the cause and revolutionary throughout the hard years of the struggle which culminated in the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 and united the people of South Sudan in the wake of the untimely death of Dr John Garang De Mabior.

Chief of Defence Forces, General Gabriel Jok Riak reiterated the commitment of the South Sudan Peoples Defence Forces to observe the ceasefire agreement and execute the orders of the Commander in Chief.

The recognition, he further said, comes at the time the nation enters into the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

(ST)

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  • 19 October 21:43, by Eastern

    This is how a FUCKED UP community works....!

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    • 19 October 23:45, by jubaone

      Eastern
      This kiirminal about 2-4 months ago promoted his wife to the rank of Maj Gen. Just wondering whether she was on the kitchen battalion or those carrying waragi and such stuff to the front lines. Losers

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      • 20 October 00:46, by The Rhino

        Jubaone,

        For Kiir’s wife,I presume,.."kitchen battalion"...hilarious! Just look at these people.Even Kiir himself looks like a playful contemplative ganster nutt,what a f**king moron! Its a shame.

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      • 20 October 03:58, by South South

        jubaone,

        This article is about Kiir. Please respect his wife. Kiir is a real hero and he deserves this.

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        • 20 October 07:17, by jubaone

          South South
          But once the Kiirminal brazenly uses his position to lift his own wife to a public office who has no military experience, then it becomes an issue. You can’t, wont and will never question what your benydits and bandits do cuz you’re fearful. It’s morally and ethically wrong.

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          • 20 October 10:38, by South South

            jubaone,

            Ayendit had been with Kiir in the bush for more than 20 years, that alone deserve respect. jubaone, you are making it very hard for other tribes in South Sudan. Keeping pointing your fingers to the entire Dinka tribe will help Dinka to cement their power, and will make other tribes weak. The best way to me is real dialogue among tribes to find the best way out.

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            • 20 October 10:45, by South South

              jubaone,

              To rule South Sudan, other tribes MUST show respect to Dinka tribe and acknowledge their contribution to liberate South Sudan. By doing so, any tribe can rule South Sudan easily, other than that, it will be a fight of centuries, mark my words.

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              • 20 October 11:09, by jubaone

                South South
                You want the other 63 tribes to respect jienges while the very jienges don’t give a shit 💩 to the contributions of the rest. This is silly. All 64 tribes contributed more or less toward liberation of SS. But when jienges claim it was solely through them, then we the rest must liberate ourselves. This is your jienge republic and NOT the republic of SS. We’re working for our republic.

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                • 20 October 11:19, by South South

                  jubaone,

                  Too much talk, too many threats, too many noises, but nothing will change. This is the situation we see in Middle East. Arabs threat to get rid of Israel, but Israel is there to be seen since 1948. South Sudan is South Sudan, you MUST like it that way. Yes, many tribes of South Sudan contributed to our liberation, but some tribes gave more, Dinka is one of them.

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                • 20 October 11:19, by South South

                  jubaone,

                  Too much talk, too many threats, too many noises, but nothing will change. This is the situation we see in Middle East. Arabs threat to get rid of Israel, but Israel is there to be seen since 1948. South Sudan is South Sudan, you MUST like it that way. Yes, many tribes of South Sudan contributed to our liberation, but some tribes gave more, Dinka is one of them.

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                  • 20 October 12:39, by jubaone

                    South South
                    If you want SS to permanently remain at war, then lets go forit. Especially Equatorians have made it very clear, SS will only go ahead on our terms. Go for federalism, then fine. You want to impose your jienge hegemony, then war. You can’t fight against the jellaba and turn around and be like a "baby jellaba " we put you both on equa firing line.

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                    • 20 October 13:16, by South South

                      jubaone,

                      Refrain from the threat about war. It will do us no good. Accept peace and through peace bring up your concerns.

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                      • 20 October 20:49, by jubaone

                        South South
                        Peace not under jienges duress. Peace at our terms: accept federalism, get out of occupied Equatorian lands, we hunt down jienge rapists and apprehend them, allow Nuers to freely and voluntarily return to their areas, unconditional release of all political detainees etc. then we talk peace. Otherwise no jienge bullshitting.

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              • 20 October 12:24, by Malakal county Simon

                South South

                You have no different with a village chief!

                If you’re wise and educated enough, it’s be better to say if Dinkas show respect to other tribes they may receives the same treatment back.... It’s common sense, show respect to yourself and simply other will show you respect in returns. You dont demand respect, you earn it!!

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                • 20 October 13:24, by South South

                  Malakal county Simon,

                  Shut up and follow Riek. Kiir and Riek agree to bring peace to South Sudan. What is your problem? Don’t you see some people want to destroy South Sudan?

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  • 19 October 21:51, by Games

    Those medals are all belong to Dr. John Garang and Riek Machar. This waste space cowboy has had absolutely achieved nothing in his life time on earth. He has murdered over 800,000 Southern Sudanes and displaced third of the country population and he is still getting a way with those medals.
    God gives me a break

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    • 19 October 23:47, by The Rhino

      Games,

      Innocent people were killed by Dinkas in Equatoria and Upper Nile with impunity b’cos of Kiir’s and Machar’s policies in South Sudan.Check up the facts and details from exclusive reliable sources to confirm this.Truth of the matter is, both f**king Kiir and Machar are playing deadly mean politics behind the innocent population in South Sudan.I personally would suggest that these two are ..

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      • 19 October 23:57, by The Rhino

        Games,

        ...permanently discarded,exterminated in the face of this earth and prohibited to practice any form of politics on any earthly planet.Its a bitter pill to swallow seeing these two morons still on feet regardless of what they’ve negatively caused to this young nation called South Sudan.Kiir was never a genuine president of some properly defined nation and Machar will definitely never be....

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        • 20 October 00:08, by The Rhino

          Games,

          ...a democratically elected president of the people in South Sudan.If at all then maybe a tribal leader in Gogrial or Pagak respectively. Either ways,savagery alone will never get you anywhere.Its the mind that invents technology,henceforth....force and the rest is history!

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  • 19 October 22:00, by Games

    Eastern
    This is very disturbances things I never heard in the Morden humans history era for awarding a person that is still carrying genocide. The Dinka community must withdrawn that pathetic bulshits awards otherwise other communities in this country will be considering taking another approach. This medals awards to Salva Kiir is obviously insulting to non Dinka communities

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    • 20 October 02:32, by Kush Natives

      All rebels must shut the hell up! The president deserve it. Go somewhere in the planet.

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  • 20 October 05:22, by Kenyang ll

    One would welcome that despite timing and many other questions as Cdr Salva Kiir should deserve award (s) for his total loyalty and services to South Sudan. But as he (Kiir) pointed out, many including many selfless top honored SPLA martyrs Cdrs John Garang, Nyanchigak, Manyiel Ayuel, among many deserved top recognition.

    ….

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    • 20 October 05:33, by Kenyang ll

      But here, the whole thing is about Dinka Bor honoring Salva Kiir for allowing their tiny clan taking over entirely SPLA.

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  • 20 October 05:32, by Games

    Kenyang ll
    Kuol Manyang Juuk and many others living Icons in this country deserves those rewards than that Idiot so called Salva Kiir. Salva Kiir deserves only hang or firringsquad deaths

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    • 20 October 06:22, by Kenyang ll

      Games,
      Kuol Manyang is pure Dinka (Bor) tribalist. His accession next to Kiir was this mess and war you are seeing-as he’s determined to avenge every blood Riek Killed in Bor in 1990s. Many South Sudanese would agree Salva Kiir is good man but with too many bad advisors.

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      • 20 October 08:42, by Malakal county Simon

        Kenyang

        Your assertion is correct!! Kuol Manyang is most tribalist than Kiir.... He Kuol is using the Bar-El-ghazel foolished majority to fight his war against the Nuers to avenge what’s happened in Bor in 1991.... Kuol Manyang is a snake hinding behind the curtain!!

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  • 21 October 08:20, by Nairobimitot

    These people in the media are very sick. Why you do not like the Medals to be given to the president. It is only a reward because the president had never rebelled or betrayed his people of South Sudan. The President himself did not want the medals, but because it was a gift from the government and the arm forces, he accepted it otherwise the president could have been seen as a rebel by the government. And that is why he received the reward. The reward did not come from him; it comes from a well thought out heroines by the government officials. We should all cry for our president for not betraying all the South Sudanese in all corners of the World.

    When Jesus Christ was preaching the people, the people I mean all of them thought that he was a crazy and terrible preacher with magic tricks. But they did not discover any magic tricks until this day. And the Jesus Christ organization has been growing, and it is now standing firm against the devil and Satan. Even some of Christians now who persecute Jesus on the cross now go to church and Sudan and say Alleluya, and then after the church, they will go and rebel and kill innocent civilians. Therefore, you will never find any foul play or any magic tricks by our president Salva Kiir Mayardit and the government officials of South Sudan our country. The only thing that South Sudan government and the environment of South Sudan do not like is a rebellion child. If you are in that group, then you are the one criticizing, but know that your actions are minimal because the South Sudan government knows how to control them very well.

    Go ahead and try your rebellion and you will collapse by yourself, and nobody is going to touch you but if you ask for help from me, and the government, then we are going to take you to the hospital because you are the citizen of South Sudan even though you are crazy and rebellious always.

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  • 21 October 08:20, by Nairobimitot

    These people in the media are very sick. Why you do not like the Medals to be given to the president. It is only a reward because the president had never rebelled or betrayed his people of South Sudan. The President himself did not want the medals, but because it was a gift from the government and the arm forces, he accepted it otherwise the president could have been seen as a rebel by the government. And that is why he received the reward. The reward did not come from him; it comes from a well thought out heroines by the government officials. We should all cry for our president for not betraying all the South Sudanese in all corners of the World.

    When Jesus Christ was preaching the people, the people I mean all of them thought that he was a crazy and terrible preacher with magic tricks. But they did not discover any magic tricks until this day. And the Jesus Christ organization has been growing, and it is now standing firm against the devil and Satan. Even some of Christians now who persecute Jesus on the cross now go to church and Sudan and say Alleluya, and then after the church, they will go and rebel and kill innocent civilians. Therefore, you will never find any foul play or any magic tricks by our president Salva Kiir Mayardit and the government officials of South Sudan our country. The only thing that South Sudan government and the environment of South Sudan do not like is a rebellion child. If you are in that group, then you are the one criticizing, but know that your actions are minimal because the South Sudan government knows how to control them very well.

    Go ahead and try your rebellion and you will collapse by yourself, and nobody is going to touch you but if you ask for help from me, and the government, then we are going to take you to the hospital because you are the citizen of South Sudan even though you are crazy and rebellious always.

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