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South Sudan VP attempts to stop Jonglei violence


December 29, 2011 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Vice President, Riek Machar, attempted to stop further conflict in Jonglei state by visiting the affected areas on Wednesday.

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Lou Nuer youth leader speaking in Linkuangole, Jonglei state. 28 Dec. 2011 (ST)

It is unclear whether the reconciliation efforts have worked with reports that Lou Nuer youth have raided Pibor county, despite Machar’s call for an end to hostilities.

Machar addressed Lou Nuer youth in Linkuangole Payam [district] on Wednesday as part of efforts to end a week of clashes that has killed over scores of people.

In a video recorded in Linkuangole on Wednesday extended to Sudan Tribune, a huge number of armed youths are seen shouting as their leader addresses them in presence of a high level delegation led by Machar on Wednesday.

Lou Nuer youth launched a retaliatory attack on villages in Linkuangole in Pibor county, home to the Murle tribe on December 23. Officials from Pibor put the death toll from the initial attack at 24 with five people wounded. The total number of injured is unknown.

A person in the team that visited Linkuangole with Vice President on Wednesday told the Sudan Tribune that there are several dead bodies lying in the street of the deserted district headquarters.

The source said that the Lou Nuer has lost over 40 people in the fighting but the group had taken control of the area and many buildings had been set on fire.

In the video, the Vice President is seen introducing, South Sudan’s justice minister, John Luk. Luk failed to win the parliamentary seat for the area in the 2010 elections, losing to independent candidate Timothy Taban.

Machar told the thousands of Luo Nuer youth gathered in the area to cease hostilities and return to their villages.

The group responded by criticising the South Sudanese government’s response to previous attacks allegedly carried out by Murle on their land, adding that no top government official even paid a visit.

Lou Nuer attacked Murle villages in June in response to what they said repeated cattle raids and child abduction. In August, Murle raided Lou Nuer villages in retaliation. The clashes have killed over 1,000 people in Jonglei state this year alone, according to the United Nations.

On Wednesday, the executive director of Pibor county, Allan Kirera, said at least 20 people have died on Murle side in the recent fighting.

Machar’s intervention was an attempt to stop the Lou-Nuer youth from advancing to capture the Pibor county headquarters of Murle community.

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South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar (Centre) addressing the youth as Justice minister John Luk (Left) looks on in Linkuangole, Jonglei state. 28 Dec. 2011

According to youth leaders, more than nine thousand heavily armed Lou-Nuer youth this week mobilised themselves and moved towards Murle land with the intention to carry out revenge attacks and capture all payams and county headquarters of Murle land and to disarm the Murle community by force.

On Monday they captured the strategic Likwangale payam, which is only 25 kilometers from the Pibor county headquarters. They also destroyed a number of villages and planned to attack Pibor county headquarters itself on Wednesday in addition to other payams including Buma and Gumruk payams.


Vice President, Riek Machar, and Minister of Justice, John Luk Jok, were accompanied by members of the national parliament from Lou-Nuer and Murle on Wednesday when they visited Jonglei to try and prevent further violence.

Flown into the captured town of Linkwangale by a United Nations helicopter, with only ten bodyguards Machar was engulfed by thousands of armed and angry youth as soon as he landed. Some of them asked him to go back immediately, saying they would not accept to meet with him if he came to stop the fighting.

The scene, witnessed by Sudan Tribune, was chaotic as the Vice President insisted that he must meet with them and tell them the message he carried as he began to move from the airstrip to the middle of the burnt town where their top leaders were. As he reached the center the visibly angry youth reluctantly accepted to listen to him.

“Don’t even clap for him even if he says good things,” shouted one of the youth organisers.

The youth leaders criticised the government, saying it overprotected the Murle community at the expense of the Lou-Nuer community. They said they were taking revenge for the attack against their community by Murle in August in a village called Pieri in which more than 700 people mostly women and children are reported to have been killed.

The August incident was the first major intercommunity attack after South Sudan gained independence in July this year.

The youth also claimed that the government had failed to disarm the Murle so they had been forced to take the law into their own hands to capture the Murle towns and villages and disarm the community by force on behalf of the government.

“We are at war [with the Murle], why do you come now,” one of the youth leaders asked the Vice President.

“Don’t accept that we meet with him [Vice President]. If we let him speak to us he will try to neutralise the fighting mood we have,” shouted another.

The leader and commander of the Lou-Nuer youth, Bor Doang, in the meeting told the Vice President that his youth planned to stay in Murle land for few months until all their areas were liberated and disarmed.

Doang said 63 of his people were wounded during the fighting but was reluctant to reveal how many of his men had died.


The Vice President urged the Lou-Nuer youth to withdraw from the town they captured and go back to Lou-Nuer land. He also warned them not to attempt to attack any of the other Murle towns including the Pibor county headquarters, saying their actions were criminal. The youth wanted their wounded to be evacuated first before they could begin to withdraw, which was done on Thursday.

The Vice President said he would spend the night with them on Thursday to make sure that they moved out from the area. He also said he would track their movement and follow them until they crossed back into Lou-Nuer territory.

At the Pibor county headquarters, the Vice President met with Murle community leaders and asked them to call back their youth who went to the Lou-Nuer land to come back so that he can meet with them inside Pibor town on Sunday.

The population of Pibor has reduced significantly because people have evacuated for fear of imminent attack by the Lou-Nuer youth, according to the acting county commissioner, Allan.

The Acting Commissioner said he could not determine the total number of his people killed because many are still missing.

During the Thursday meeting in Pibor town, the Murle youth leaders said that the Jonglei state administration did not care about the conflict between the Lou-Nuer, Dinka Bor and Murle communities. The Vice President however refuted this, saying it was the Lou-Nuer and Murle who were responsible for the violence.

Situated in Jonglei state, Lou-Nuer community is one of the ten major sections of the Nuer tribe and is the single biggest community in the state.


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Governor Kuol Manyang and his ministers and commissioners posed for a group photo after swearing—in ceremony in Bor on Thursday December 29, 2011 (ST)

Eleven county commissioners, including five new faces, took oaths of office in Bor on Thursday after being appointed by Governor Kuol Manyang who witnessed the swearing ceremony.

In his address to the local leaders, governor said that division of state into counties was not intended to separate people by tribe.

“Our system of governance, according to our constitutions, divides the country into counties (...) in line with the policy of taking town to our people,” he said.

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Jonglei county commissioners take oath of office in Bor on December 29, 2011 (ST)

Governor Kuol maintained the commissioner of Bor, Twic East, Pigi, Fangak, Nyirol and Akobo but replaced Pibor, Pochala, Uror, Duk and Ayod.

The local leaders pledged their allegiance to Manyang and pledged to pursue of peace and reconciliation in the state.


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  • 30 December 2011 07:33, by Cobra Bior

    Death to all Murleis . No peace with out panga. that what murlei wants.

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    • 30 December 2011 08:58, by Aarai Baka

      To Cobra

      Death to u too fag.

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      • 30 December 2011 11:36, by SSLA/M Supporter

        Hello! Amid of all this mess and confusion in Jonglei state, so where are the so-called security forces of SPLA/M (al hasherat al shabia) Mafia or they are busy abusing alcohol and looting our resources while people are killing themselves there! failure thugs!
        As for Reik Makaar!! Please stop being used by Kiir to clean up the mess caused by his incompetency to lead RoSS!

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        • 30 December 2011 12:02, by SSLA/M Supporter

          Why are you allowing yourself to be sent into those insecure hot spots or frontelines, where you can be easily killed in the cross fire! Why not Kiir or anyone in the mafia? don’t you value your life at all or you are just reckless! Riek!! It seems as if you have been sentenced to death for your 1991 split! If you continue this way, then your days is numbered!

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      • 30 December 2011 15:40, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        WAW Indeed Riek Machar is the commander of so called white army of ngondeng? i don’t like murle but i hate nyagat riek so badly.
        death to him.

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      • 30 December 2011 16:48, by Cobra Bior

        this little tiny tribe never thought that their problem will be taking care of in a matter of days. All they do is killing and looting people’s stuff and shit. their remedy is to kill all of them mother fuckers so our children will go to school with no fear of being abducted on the way, let alone the cattle raiding that they have been known for.

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      • 30 December 2011 16:59, by Cobra Bior

        @ Aarai Baka. here is another brainless murlei type of human.It seem like you ran out of words. truth hurt don’t ? your few sentences withheld nothing but shame. these rude behaviors got to stop or murle tribes will ended up disappearing in our new nation period. mark my words.

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      • 30 December 2011 17:16, by Quol Quot

        Why is Riek protective of Murle? Why didn’t he say a word when Anyuak, Lou and Bor Children are abducted and sold like animals by Murle? Why doesn’t he say anything when Lou and Bor women and elderly are attacked by Murle?

        Murle people never participated in the liberation war and they don’t know the bitterness of war and displacement. They will cease and continue again for they forget easily

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      • 30 December 2011 18:09, by Ahmed Chol

        Riek and UN should shut up

        Why don’t they talk when Murle attack other communities? Who is to blame the most? Those who start it or those who retaliate? As authority, what have you done to the perpetrators of unspeakable crimes the crimes?
        GoSS is just a joke, there is no government in Juba.
        I encourage Bor and Lou to disarm Murle since Salva has failed to disarm them.

        Ahmed Chol

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        • 30 December 2011 18:16, by Ahmed Chol

          There is no reason, why a group of uneducated nomads and criminals should be allowed to destabilized the state and the country. For the sake of peace, we have to move into Murle and tell them that "you reap what sow". And from there, maybe they can learn from us how to plant crops so they don’t depend on raids and child abduction.

          Ahmed Chol

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    • 30 December 2011 09:02, by omoni jr.

      The question is:God protect minority on earth.
      In 1976,Toposa tried to wipe Buya out of Equatoria region ,and they failed to do so,Toposa stayed in Buya land for three days and Toposa is a largest tribe in Eastern Equatoria now,and Buya are less than 1000 men including women.They killed over one hundred Toposa people without the help of their lovely brothers called Didinga.

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    • 30 December 2011 11:36, by thokpiny de Deng de Thokpiny

      I want to advise the Government in Juba to convene and disarm both sides in the conflict in Jonglei state . Because such a huge arm group can be easily manipulated and politicized into a faction which can distablise Jonglei state and South Sudan in general.
      The issue is not about killing and annihaliting Murle community . The reality is the server side of the conflict.
      Please take note of this

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    • 30 December 2011 16:21, by Deng manyok

      To all the hatred I was hope the Sudan Tribune could release my Statement about My critism to GoSS.I posted on 27/12/2011. The so call problem of South Sudan It isn’t its people. It is the system itself, I hope if John Garang live. He was the only person valuating all things to bring solution to his people all tribe in the South and North Sudan. If there is no rule of law in South Sudan how thing

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      • 30 December 2011 16:42, by Deng manyok

        can be change. The Juba become nothing in eye of the world because there no system that have been working properly in the State of South Sudan sinse Garang de Mabior dead. Juba focus on minor issuess that can not harm the Southern people interest for example the commentator had been arested because for posted his opionion of president daughter wedding while in Jubaitself there insecurity and they

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        • 30 December 2011 17:03, by Deng manyok

          dont deal with it. people been dying in Jongley State from long time and when I was asking where is the system we fought for to protect us. Nobody could give me the right asnwer except one member of Nuer who was visited South Sudan After July/2011. He told me all the command most to come From President to do anything in any State. that point is empty point and it is destructive. So where is the

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          • 30 December 2011 17:24, by Deng manyok

            responsibility of governors if they don’t have any authority to bring the law to criminal. The power is combine with balance of rule of law and it can dictate the system itself in nation. Murle is part of the SouthSudan community and GoSS failed to educate them to quit their primitive style of living or feeding themselves of kill others who have food while they don’t like to work. So our land

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            • 30 December 2011 17:47, by Deng manyok

              become a fields of graves, the war Lou Nuer doing to Murle now didn’t started last week it was starting before SPLA, but as we rule ourselves this present time. It most to be stop by the GoSS.But Juba faile and city became prostitution and drunken place and killing is going every day.So where is the system we fought for? I was hope when Garang de Mabior dying his foundation to continue to the high

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              • 30 December 2011 18:06, by Deng manyok

                but I see it has been change.The world help us to gain our dependency and realised as we are strong people with a good believe. but President has chosed wrong advicer with wrong choices while they rid of good seed and brought wrong seed to the farmers. If there is no truth to be convey to the people or there is truth that has been convey and it isn’t come tothe past nothing in point tobe consider.

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                • 30 December 2011 18:40, by Deng manyok

                  The war the South Sudan people are complaining is for curruption. Few individuol are happy while they are decreasing Garang de Maboir legacy and civilian are suffering without security, food, health system and so on. The President advicer put all the dinka in wrong spat because wrong people are lead us for their interest except the president, but what is good for one man.If the system is feke. If

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                  • 30 December 2011 19:05, by Deng manyok

                    the was real system in the GoSS where my people who lead any Department of Federal government in SouthSudand. Few ofmy people was the back bone Of President Salva Kirrmadit before Refrendum.Where is Elija Malok,Manual Majok,Atem Garang,,Majak Agot,Makui Deng,wal Athieu, Makui lueth and so on.The tone of Dinka always is good and care to maitain the good system which others tribes know it. But is it

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                    • 30 December 2011 19:20, by Deng manyok

                      a leadership to put the right people who care for right for every body and replace them for weakness. When Garang leadership was strong because he was among the circle of wisdom including president Kirrmadit.So what happen to destroy the good foundation of SPLM/SPLA? Be trong and wise was John Garang tool to bring justice to his people, and he did. Final I believe correction I like GoSS to start

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                      • 30 December 2011 19:37, by Deng manyok

                        action and minimized talking. Talking without nothing is useless. If North Sudan arms few tribe in South to destroy our foundation why not we go back towar nothing good any way in South Sudan then to help brothers from Darfour,Nuba,Blue line to take out the old system in Sudan. But GoSS tone isn’t nice of decoreted the threat everyday and people are dying every where In South Sudan and North Sudan

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    • 31 December 2011 07:04, by Cadaai ?o?

      The Greater Upper Nile Dinka, the Greater Upper Nile Nuer, and Murle people need to be treated with good managing system between modern leaders in Juba, State leaders, Counties’ leaders, Payam’s leaders, and their counterparts, who are traditional leaders. There is a big gap between these two branches of leadership in South Sudan. Both need to leave ignorant, they just need respect each other.

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  • 30 December 2011 07:34, by Stephen kuach

    Good move Mr.VP to stop the violence in Jonglei state.that’s what you should have done lone long time ago.

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    • 31 December 2011 07:05, by Cadaai ?o?

      The Greater Upper Nile Dinka, the Greater Upper Nile Nuer, and Murle people need to be treated with good managing system between modern leaders in Juba, State leaders, Counties’ leaders, Payam’s leaders, and their counterparts, who are traditional leaders. There is a big gap between these two branches of leadership in South Sudan. Both need to leave ignorant, they just need respect each other.

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  • 30 December 2011 07:47, by JOINET

    Dear vice president, Dr.Riek Machar Teny. May Almighty God rewards you 1000 times for your tireless efforts you are offering for the betterness of this great country Republic of South Sudan. now the prophet’s words(Ngundeng Bong) has been fulfilled. those who do not listen . it time now to listen .

    that should be big genoside and big crime against humanity.


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    • 30 December 2011 09:15, by J P Puok

      No need for glorifying them, it is their duties they have been failing us since dayone. They should be doing it and jointly. Murle must be disarm forcefully and vigirously, then Lou-Nuer must not rearm themselves if they are assured of that. Mr. President and his Vice, Defend Minister and the Interrior must all be in the forefront to combat this vice otherwise investors will shy away from us !!!

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    • 31 December 2011 07:05, by Cadaai ?o?

      The Greater Upper Nile Dinka, the Greater Upper Nile Nuer, and Murle people need to be treated with good managing system between modern leaders in Juba, State leaders, Counties’ leaders, Payam’s leaders, and their counterparts, who are traditional leaders. There is a big gap between these two branches of leadership in South Sudan. Both need to leave ignorant, they just need respect each other.

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  • 30 December 2011 08:13, by George Bol

    ROSS must know that they did fail to protect Murle from Militia of Lou and Jikeny Nuer. Now, splm leaders are talking with invaders instead of forcing them away by force. Is that fair?

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    • 30 December 2011 08:29, by Gorden Wang

      George Bol,

      I told you the other day that you don’t own SPLA.Your bad wishes against Nuer will never come true.You are just a dreamer.If you want to save Murle from destruction look for other means rather than hoping the SPLA siding with them,because that dream is distance away.I would advise you to talk to your people (Murle) to stop their barbaric behaviour of attacking their neighbours for....

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      • 30 December 2011 08:37, by Gorden Wang

        cattle and children.That way,Murle security would be grantee.Otherwise,you are wasting your time barking at the wrong people.The Lou took the decision to attack the Murle because nothing enough was done by the government to provide protection from the Murle criminals roaming the bushes of their neighbors homes looking for a chance to strike at the unsuspecting victims.The Murle are such cowards,..

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        • 30 December 2011 08:46, by Gorden Wang

          they attack people from behind .Now where are the killers Murle when their headquarters have been captured for days? Have they went into hiding or did they gave their best fight and then fled for their dear lives? I don’t understand Murle Killer instinct when they can not even stand being kill or bravely face the enemy.

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    • 30 December 2011 08:56, by Aarai Baka

      Im not fan of Nuer to die but, nuer learned when they got a big pimp slap a bitch in their ugliest faces by Murle. anyway any peace talk by Riak Black Teny never succeeded. Riak himself is rebel, traitor of SPLM/A.

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  • 30 December 2011 08:20, by Gorden Wang

    That’s good,stopping more bloodshed is the way to deal with this problem.But would your proposed solution work? I mean to say,soon the Murle will raid or abduct children from the neighbors and you will be blamed for that.I’m afraid the cease fire will not hold for long.

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  • 30 December 2011 08:24, by panda

    It is not the right time for vp to talk about peace now,let the mule people face what they did to lou nuer and bor,peace will come when murle feel the pain.MY advice to vp you should not talk of peace as you know when used lou nuer in 1991 to killed bor people do you know the importan of peace,and why at this time before murle attacked lou nuer and you kept quite,why not.

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    • 30 December 2011 09:15, by 11aa12

      @ Panda, You made a very clear point my brother. This situation is sort of skeptical if you examine and study it closely. When Murle attacked Lou-Nuer and Bor, I didn’t see neither our Vice president yaffing about violence nor I see or heard these UN peace keepers with their stupid navigational satellite system tracking Lou-Nuer youth. Now, when it comes to lou-Nuer to do some man work,

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    • 30 December 2011 09:18, by 11aa12

      Continue..... Our VP is talking about peace and stuff. Why didn’t he do it in the first place? to me, it looks like, lou-Nuer are deliberately being victimized by our government and their allies Murle..

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    • 31 December 2011 07:06, by Cadaai ?o?

      The Greater Upper Nile Dinka, the Greater Upper Nile Nuer, and Murle people need to be treated with good managing system between modern leaders in Juba, State leaders, Counties’ leaders, Payam’s leaders, and their counterparts, who are traditional leaders. There is a big gap between these two branches of leadership in South Sudan. Both need to leave ignorant, they just need respect each other.

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  • 30 December 2011 08:53, by J P Puok

    Mr pandun, please stop that Macharphobia syndrome you guys are harbouring against him. He is trying to make us save all Murle included. Murle only kill Nuer children and women but they abduct Bor children and enslaved them. next will be who God knows!!!

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    • 30 December 2011 17:48, by Makeethy

      @ J P Puok, ....and we enslave you. So what’s the difference?

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    • 31 December 2011 07:07, by Cadaai ?o?

      The Greater Upper Nile Dinka, the Greater Upper Nile Nuer, and Murle people need to be treated with good managing system between modern leaders in Juba, State leaders, Counties’ leaders, Payam’s leaders, and their counterparts, who are traditional leaders. There is a big gap between these two branches of leadership in South Sudan. Both need to leave ignorant, they just need respect each other.

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  • 30 December 2011 09:06, by Ruach Jing

    It is actually disaster to people of Jonglei of which it need a person who has a wisdom like King Solomon to handle that situation of mentioned State. VP is trying his best but still need more effort and involvement of the Republic of South Sudan silent of the President of the nation will not help him in future.


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    • 30 December 2011 10:42, by omoni jr.

      There is difference between quantity and quality,imagine now over 40 Luo NUER DIED and MURLE are 24 ,

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      • 30 December 2011 15:00, by Good Citizen

        Omoni Jr,
        lol,you are right on. it is better for Nuer to withdraw/quit the battle becoz the results show dangerous statistics for them.the ratio is alarming, 1:30 1 murle killed = 30 Nuers dead.it can be compared to israel vs Arabs millitants1 israeli soldier = 200 militants. so the point of revenge is useless.and don’t forget, ICC is watching the drama.folks who arm Nuer Millitia will reap!

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        • 30 December 2011 16:36, by Gorden Wang

          The Statistic of the dead is not yet confirm,do not overjoy yet.I was there yesterday,and I can assure you,there are a lot of dead bodies apparently from Murle,lying on the ground all over the town.And you could lose count,not to mention the deads from the sorrounding villages.But I hope peace will prevail in the end of all these.

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          • 30 December 2011 17:27, by Quol Quot

            @Gorden Wang,
            Tell Riek to stop supporting Murle.
            Murle are committing crimes that no one is committing on earth now. They sell human which was internationally abolished long time ago. They need to be destroyed completely because they listen with their eyes. All they own now is what they steal each year from neighbouring communities.

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        • 30 December 2011 18:02, by Makeethy

          @ Good Citizen, I have no any idea what you talking about. Murle wariors escape death only to lost their land to Lou-Nuer. What’s the point of their existence? Your main objective as a citizen of that land is to protect it...so why you ran away? Yes, they might have killed more, but they lost the entire county to invaders. Shame to murle. I am not from lou-Nuer,but I have given them a green light.

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          • 30 December 2011 22:08, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

            @Makeethy: Murlei did not lost theirland,they are tricky.
            Nuer did not reach Boma,a stronghold of Murlei head quater.
            if lou reach that piont; it will brokdown Murlei evil deed. Nuer does not know Murlei places well. That why they died in large number. Murlei need tricky fight to break down theirs Backbone,they are formers SPLA and Khartuom Army. they knew well of how to fight and hidy

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  • 30 December 2011 10:12, by Martin Kat

    VP Dr Riek Machar thank you so much for your commitment to be in Pibor to cool down the conflict between Murle and Lou Nuer.
    But for me as I am individual i proposed that both Lou Nuer,Dinka Bor, Anyuak and Jei these tribes were suppose to given chance to fight with Murle for one month until Murle fighters lay down their weapones and say peace, peace,peace 3 times that is the only way for peace.

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    • 31 December 2011 07:08, by Cadaai ?o?

      The Greater Upper Nile Dinka, the Greater Upper Nile Nuer, and Murle people need to be treated with good managing system between modern leaders in Juba, State leaders, Counties’ leaders, Payam’s leaders, and their counterparts, who are traditional leaders. There is a big gap between these two branches of leadership in South Sudan. Both need to leave ignorant, they just need respect each other.

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  • 30 December 2011 17:26, by Daniel Buolmawei

    First of all, I dearly appreciated my Lou-Nuer youths. The rage they showed here is in all of us. Now, I cool down a little bit. What in the name of God, a small community like Murle be allowed to terrorize the state for almost 7 years now and the government sat idly in Juba over a cup coffee tea, and think that Murle be forgiven for all these attrocities? Like these beloved youths, I really------

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  • 30 December 2011 17:33, by Daniel Buolmawei

    didn’t yet understand why those of Vice President Rieks get up from Juba and go there while they ignore this for 7 years? Is this language our government wants? I think Lou-Nuer youth earned my respect for controlling themselves and listened to the Vice president and for agreeing to return to their Lou-Nuer areas and leave this for government to handle it. Governmnet, on its part, want to ask-----

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  • 30 December 2011 17:38, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Murle to return cattle they stole and children they abducted for peace to materialize. And also Murle wants to take a good note that next time will more ugly than this time because Riek will never be listened to come next around. If Murle still blind their ideologies of looting, then that will be ended of Murle. Thank you Riek Machar for going there and thank you Lou-Nuer youth for listening------

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  • 30 December 2011 21:44, by Kim Deng

    Dr. Riek,

    Leave the Mighty Nuer Warriors alone, deal with your humiliation after humiliation done to you by Nyandeng and her coward community Jaagn/Slaves. The Mighty Nuer Warriors are not only capable of swiping out the entire Murle community, but also other coward Jurs (Jaang, Bar...) within Jonglei and occupy their lands.

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    • 30 December 2011 23:50, by Daniel Buolmawei

      Peter Reat Gatkuoth in a faked Kim Deng, please calm down. You fall in my hands unnoticeably. A civilized and educated man living in Canada turn to be this wild? There’s no hope for Lou-Nuer to improve if such people like Peter Reat Gatkuoth turn wild in the internet. Why should I believe in any Lou-Nuer educater, if people like Reat Gatkuoth gone weird and wild, wearing a goatskin like this.

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  • 30 December 2011 21:55, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Murlei abducted Anywak,Bor,Jikeny,Lou children,cattles. why Goss protect Murlei while they are evile tribal robbers Sudan. Murlei should be taught to stopped their abduction of children. Murlei has never been disarm. They get train by SPLA and Khartuom Regime. Took their weapons home to robbed others neighbour Tribes around them. Lou should be allowed to neutralized Murlei behaviours in south.

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    • 31 December 2011 07:09, by Cadaai ?o?

      The Greater Upper Nile Dinka, the Greater Upper Nile Nuer, and Murle people need to be treated with good managing system between modern leaders in Juba, State leaders, Counties’ leaders, Payam’s leaders, and their counterparts, who are traditional leaders. There is a big gap between these two branches of leadership in South Sudan. Both need to leave ignorant, they just need respect each other.

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  • 30 December 2011 22:06, by Kim Deng

    South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar has been engaged in efforts to calm ethnic tensions in the region but fears of attacks by Lou Nuer fighters is escalating.

    This week, the town of Lukangol was razed by Lou Nuer fighters, leaving about 20,000 people displaced.

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  • 30 December 2011 22:22, by Kim Deng

    It worth to know, that the relationship between Riek Machar and Murle community is a strategy to keep the region in chaos. The Lou Nuer community at large should remind themselves about Riek’s strategic political game in Jonglei. Years ago, Riek Machar went to Murle villages (Pibor) just for visit.

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  • 30 December 2011 22:23, by Kim Deng

    The Lou Nuer who still in support of Riek Machar must evaluate their options or live in the death row; otherwise, the future of these Lou Nuer little children is at stake.

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    • 30 December 2011 23:39, by Daniel Buolmawei

      So Kim Deng, you are "Peter Reat Gatkuoth," my dear colleaque that we always agree to bring peace and love to Jonglei state in particular and Upper Nile region in general? Unbelievable! I believe that why you always dodge my attacks against you on this website because you don’t want to collide with me since you know me. Well, my friend you are really radical on this site, please amend yourself.

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  • 30 December 2011 22:35, by Kim Deng

    Authorities of Pibor County have said that the county headquarter of Pibor have been vacated following reports that group of armed Lou Nuer are advancing towards the town. Speaking to Radio Miraya on Friday, the Deputy Director of the County, Allan Kirero, said the town is surrounded by Lou- Nuer armed group.He added that most people have fled south into the bush for safety.

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  • 30 December 2011 22:40, by Kim Deng

    Tens of thousands of people have been uprooted from Likuangole and Pibor and are gathered at south of Pibor town. Some people are also reported to be continuing further south. Thousands of armed Lou Nuer have gathered in Likuangole and some were spotted moving south toward Pibor on Friday.

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  • 30 December 2011 23:27, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Kim, you are nut. By the way you have no power to defeat Dinka, remember Dinka defeat both you and Arabs back then. What power you think you can defeat Dinka right now, or you think Arab will invade South Sudan, and you will side with Arabs as usual? If it’s so, then we will still defeat both you and Arabs as we did before, that’s not new. Riek know very well, he won’t follow you to be surrendered

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  • 31 December 2011 03:25, by Kim Deng


    Tell me if these towns/villages (Mayom, Fangak, Waad, Ayod, Uror, Akobo, Nasir, Wanding, Maker, Yom, Maiwut, Bilpam, Itang, Gambella...) were/are not Jurs (Dinka, Anyuak, Burun...) lands before Nuer Warrior took them?

    For your info, there is no any single community in east Africa who can face Nuer Warriors in war field let alone those cowards in South Sudan.

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    • 31 December 2011 03:52, by Quol Quot

      @Kim Deng,

      Gare, ruaac eme be duor mi dong nong!

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    • 31 December 2011 06:42, by Deng manyok

      Kim Deng I don’t know how old are you, but let me tell you some thing, among Nuer themselves they know what is right and wrong. I don’t want insulted you but your ideas are like dark whereyou don’t see light. you talk about a war what you know about it. Come down and behave yourself. if you goto Nuer and talk like that you will not come back from where you were.stop non sense.

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  • 31 December 2011 04:11, by Kim Deng

    Quot Atem,

    Maa gare, Jur eme (Jabe) ce nyieth elong ke guath mi baar, caar kene en hoo dong dung Nueri dual. En tame ca ku nyuoth ke en lia in la goor kene. Dr. Riek kene SPLA ke UN thile ke cuong e cange e kel, ke kapdien ke kor (Mut) cuong. Dr. Riek late ni mi kuice.

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    • 31 December 2011 04:28, by George Bol

      Kim Deng,

      Jaang chie Murle. Running to Murle aimlessly could be a really disasters to you Naath if this incident was against Jaang. You will be completely in a complete problem because running into fire is a big mess and this a war strategy of the path and really equivalent to Zulu centuries ago.

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  • 31 December 2011 07:04, by Cadaai ?o?

    The Greater Upper Nile Dinka, the Greater Upper Nile Nuer, and Murle people need to be treated with good managing system between modern leaders in Juba, State leaders, Counties’ leaders, Payam’s leaders, and their counterparts, who are traditional leaders. There is a big gap between these two branches of leadership in South Sudan. Both need to leave ignorant, they just need respect each other.

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