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South Sudan VP hosts peace talks between Lakes, Unity and Warrap States

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By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

February 18, 2012 (MAPELS) - South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar Teny urged on Saturday the three neighboring states governors of Warrap, Unity and Lake States to work to create peaceful borders and relations.

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Vice president Riek Machar Teny shakes hand with a local chief in Mapel in Lakes State after showing document file of all peace agreements from 1999-2012 in the republic of South Sudan. February 18,2011 (ST)

Machar made the comments while addressing around a thousand citizens in Rumbek North County, which was attended by Taban Deng Gai Unity State Governor, Nyadeng Malek Warrap the governor of Warrap State and Chol Tong Mayay the governor of Lake State.

A recent peace initiative was interrupted by fighting raising tension between the three states.

In January this year officials say that 37 were killed dead and more than 13 injured, in violence between the three states.

Last week the South Sudan Legislative Assembly summoned the Unity, Lake and Warrap governors to explain the security situation between the three states, which has been punctuated by cattle rustling and revenge attacks.

The government is hoping that a revived peace process will be able to negotiate an end to the violence and for compensation be paid for people who died.

Unity State governor Taban Deng Gai has said that they have agree to compensate communities in the traditional way of giving cattle to the families of those who have died. He said that they would work to solve the crimes that had been committed.

Deng added that his government and Warrap state authorities shall work together in order to solves these issues and to coordinate the collection of cows as blood money.

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Vice President Riek Machar with the governors of Lakes, Warrap and Unity State with other officials before leaving in a UN helicopter in Mapel. February 18, 2012 (ST)

However, local chiefs in Lakes State’s Rumbek North County blame South Sudan’s government and military for the insecurity. The southern army (SPLA) has been accused of supplying civilians with weapons in some areas of South Sudan and some chiefs say that the SPLA cannot be trusted to disarm people.

Despite efforts to disarm civilians since South Sudan signed a peace deal with the north in 2005, the region is still flooded with small arms from decades of civil war. As part of the peace deal South Sudan became independent last year.

Sultan Marial Cham said that it was a "big shame" that after independence the world is witnessing “us killing ourselves without reason in the South Sudan”.

Vice President Machar called on the three governors to work together in re-uniting citizens. Machar added that his government is to disarmament civilians in the three states of Lake, Unity and Warrap state.

He called on the 6th division of SPLA in Lake State to immediately disarm people from Lakes State to Unity State’s Rubkotna County and for the SPLA’s 3rd division from Warrap State to disarm the citizens from Warrap State and Unity State’s Mayom County.

“The reason why we are putting 6th division of Lake state to do disarmament from the two state is because we don’t want to hear complaints, that the governor of Unity State and Lake state have never done a proper disarmament”, said the vice president.

Machar cautioned citizens to comply with the laws of republic of South Sudan: “Anyone found of violating laws must be responsible for the consequences of punishments”.

He calls on the local chiefs from both Nuer and Dinka to go back to their historical backgrounds to fin ways to solve their grievances.

Machar said that he had travelled to Rumbek North County in Lakes State to encourage citizens to handover their arms and engage in peaceful dialogue. He called for a spirit of patriotism in South Sudan.

He added that: “The fighting that took place in Mayiandit between the government forces shall be address by the central government of South Sudan and will find out who is behind it”.

(ST)

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  • 19 February 2012 09:00, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear Readers
    The incident of 1991 is behind (Mayendit) incident I will not apologies to those who may disagreed with me. Drs are the ones who caused problems to peoples of south Sudan .full stop

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    • 19 February 2012 09:17, by Dinkawarrior

      You should be shame for yourself, how come for you to leads the peace while you’re the cause of destruction in South Sudan?
      You’re the symbole of death!!!!!!

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      • 19 February 2012 09:28, by Marolditapei

        DINKA WARIOR,
        NO ONE IS AGAINST PEACE BROTHER AND I THINK THAT IS A GOOD DIRECTION TOWARD CALM

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      • 19 February 2012 09:32, by Ruach

        Well done Dr Machar though there are some parasites running after you.Go ahead with your visions of uniting South sudanese who are now enjoying your true visions

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    • 19 February 2012 09:26, by Ruach

      "The incident of 1991 is behind (Mayendit)Incident"."DRs are the ones who caused problems to pple of south sudan".Well, acording to your judgements.If you are still remembering 1991 and u don’t leave as past event,it is not forgetable to Nuer.If u forgetr it,Nuer will forget because the died even before that incident.1991 was a response to massacre done by Dr Garang!’ve u include him in that mater

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      • 19 February 2012 18:58, by panom lualbil

        Kalib nuer not dinka who brought you out of slavery working in kitchens, bathes etc for arabs for over-left-foods pay while you are men. What good you know? Dinka fought arabs better than you who robbed civilians and called it a win. Telling riek to play good game? Let him mess you up again and remember no arabs these times. Dual citizens who lack of conformity by having confuse between cultures.

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        • 19 February 2012 19:33, by panom lualbil

          Dont you know dinka killed their retorted heroes like late george arthor leaving you pussy-mouth riek as a ’course’ for the world to know you. The next president of S Sudan must have to have qualities require by all citizens not son of low-profile family who born without proper care nuer leader and Bashiir’s girlfriend Dr. riek machar. And VP by photo and curse of world in thinking. aaaaaahhhhhhhh

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          • 20 February 2012 07:06, by Ruach

            Panom liel ngach!!Your hates will lead u to the hell.Your are son of drunkard woman at Panyagor raised up in Khartoum where your mother was washing toilet.Nuer don’t believe in working in another person ’s house.Coward Jaang can wait good food by eating the remains of Jallaba.It was a very great shame to u

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            • 20 February 2012 18:40, by panom lualbil

              Ruach: These are what I just told you illitrate who dont know the different of ’you and your’ etc. I didnt understand you ’dodo’ but by copied my notes, I will teach you better on this website. Read all my comments b4 I offer you some more to copy, illitrate.

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      • 19 February 2012 23:43, by LL Reuben

        Ruach,

        The 1991 split has nothing to with vision, it was power-hunger. Please let Riek do what he can while he is alive. How many Southern leaders called for self-determination before Riek, but fail to achieve it. Self-determination was not possible without a vision (Garang’s "New Sudan Vision"). So please stop humiliating Riek!

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    • 19 February 2012 10:16, by kalib dinka

      Mr Machar, you knows how to play good game.we are with you and keep on our president.

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    • 19 February 2012 18:25, by panom lualbil

      Yes, risk of public is not a secret I hate riek machar involvement in peace when he cant solve it. Of course, he is only intelligent nuers leader who taught them 1991 dinka cattlerustling as well. Since before SPLA/M nuers were not known for robbing ppl for foods or properties although intercommunity fight was exist, it was a community of leadership. Peace will come alone with laws against culpri

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  • 19 February 2012 09:26, by Marolditapei

    JOB WELL DONE. CONGRATULATION TO GOSS AND DR. MACHAR

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  • 19 February 2012 09:33, by Madina Tonj

    Riek Machar Teny is not the person that will bring peaceful in Southern Sudan. If the 6000 Arms of Nuer Lou youths refusal to respected him at that time when they were about to attacked Murle, do you guys thinks Tonj East communities especially, the youths will listen to VP? There are more than 79 people been killed by those attackers who came from Bentiu communities and more than 35000 Cows loots

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    • 19 February 2012 09:46, by Ruach

      Madina liar.You are enemy of the peace.If u like fighting,I like it.But if u like peace brought to us by Machar as we ’ve hated each other for long time,I accept it.Support him by telling to your bor-doop brothers to accept,but not attack Bentiu-Nuer.I will also tell to my brothers not attack bor-doop Dinka(bor-doop are your marks which reach up to the back of your head).Peace oyee!!

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    • 20 February 2012 08:28, by Tera meki

      Hi Guys, Any Dinka who blames Dr.Riek for LOU- NUEER and Murle cattle troubles must be mad or foolish slaves by birth.

      You people, why president Kiir is not Solve the cattle cases between Lou-Nueer and Murle?
      Thanks.

      Tera Meki

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  • 19 February 2012 11:58, by Longa

    Peace is critical and precious to us all. Let us support our VP Dr Riak Machar in his efforts to make peace in our three states of Warrap, Unity and Lakes. Let us not dwell on the past mistakes done. When water is poured down, it cannot be gathered back into the pot. So what can we do, let us open a new leaf of peace. It is the best way to move forward.

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  • 21 February 2012 04:32, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    Wow. Dr.Nyagat to host peace talk between three states. Riek is not pro peace activist.
    He is a killer
    He is full of hatred
    He is tribalistic
    He stirred up Nuer against Bor
    He was a desroyer of SPLA/SPLM in 1990s
    He is pro Arabs
    He is idiots
    He is Doctor useless
    He is big Nyagat ever known in Sudan History
    What can a man who betrayed his people do to bring peace and unity to the people of ROSS.

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  • 21 February 2012 05:44, by Odingo

    Dr. Riek Machar whent to Rumbeck to create problem, not to bring peace. Folks, more people will die than ever before. Mr. Vice president disarmmament is not the solution to end violent. Let the Gevornmet protect the boeder first before disarmament, or this country gona run red with blood. I wish I were a Vice president

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    • 21 February 2012 07:32, by Tera meki

      Hi Guys,
      Dear Addalla Bin Addallaa, you female dog between Dinka and non Dinka, your comment was absolutely fool.
      Dinka always start crimes to and Nuer will retaliate.
      study carefully if you are not a Dinka, the real tribalists are Dr.John Garang and Salva Kiir Mayardit who step movement at the back.

      Thanks.

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