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Audio: US diplomat promotes “voluntary” disarmament in Jonglei state


March 8, 2012 (BOR) – Susan Page, the US ambassador to South Sudan, said on Wednesday her country “encourages... voluntary disarmament” in Jonglei state where government forces are to collect illegal weapons.

Jonglei governor Kuol Manyang Juuk (left) and US ambassador Susan Page (right), in Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan. March 7, 2012 (ST)

Speaking at a joint press briefing with Jonglei governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, after a closed-door meeting in Bor, Page said the US commends South Sudan’s efforts to restore peace in the troubled province.

Over 12,000 South Sudanese troops are deployed in Jonglei waiting for the process to begin.


Read more about the event in this article: US government asks for voluntary disarmament in Jonglei.

Click the links below to hear recordings of the event.

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  • 9 March 2012 07:45, by George Bol

    Let understand that 1000 of CIA are working in the South Sudan and they are studying the South for other purposes.Also, the South Sudan need to know that the North Sudan are still hijacking the security information because the area code of 249 still diverting information to the North. I am concern because I had work as a security personnel from 1990-2005. Thanks

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    • 9 March 2012 08:00, by Otong

      If I’m Kuol Manyang, I can send all the State MPs,Ministers to go to their own counties and advises their Countymen to lay their guns down to the government.This can solve some barriers to make the disarment being peacefull than leaving the politicians in Bor consuming a lot of government’s money influenicng their communities not to surrender their guns to the gov’t. Where are u Kuol?

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      • 9 March 2012 08:09, by George Bol


        This disarmament is not going to the same with the previous one.The SPLA will and need to collect these guns by themselves without any others influence because some militia and food hungry can cheat the process. The SPLA will deal with the illegal arms with full force and any Resistance must be seriously match with full force. We need those militia guns. Thanks

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        • 9 March 2012 08:34, by Otong

          George Bol
          You are wrong if this was the aims of the gov’t.Disarment can not be announce through micophone, what kind of this disarment? You are telling the civilians to hide their guns, and I believe you will not get any gun from their hands mostly Dinka will not give their guns to you and who do think can give his gun.

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          • 9 March 2012 13:57, by Ruach

            The revenge will be worse than in Dec 2011.Let them play!

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            • 9 March 2012 19:53, by athoreyemodobong

              The business will be done in a manner that our friends will have to think twice before any decision is made and it was clear that relocation has become the only choice they have gone for following their foolish behavior of Dec 2011.

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    • 16 March 2012 07:19, by Joseph Canada

      the area code is now 211.

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