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South Sudan’s Machar calls on youth to join the army and defend the nation

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April 19, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Vice President, Riek Machar, has urged the youth in the ten states of South Sudan to join the army amidst signs of further escalating border conflict between Sudan and South Sudan.

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Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Vice President of South Sudan (AFP)

Deadliest clashes since South Sudan became independent in July last year sparked on Tuesday last week in the disputed oil-rich Heglig, with both sides accusing the other of starting the fighting and claiming the ownership of the area.

On Sunday the fighting spread to another front in Kuek area of Upper Nile state, east of Heglig where the South Sudan army reported repulsing an attack by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF). On Wednesday it also reported another attack on its forces in Northern Bahr al Ghazal state, west of Heglig.

Machar on Wednesday visited Raja County in Western Bahr el Ghazal state at the border with Southern Darfur where he visited a number of villages at the extreme border area, assuring them of protection by the South Sudan army.

He said Khartoum has imposed war on South Sudan and refused to negotiate on the issues of border demarcation in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

While the two countries agreed in principle on the 80% of the 2,000km long borderline, they have not agreed on the remaining 20%.

Heglig which was a contested area between Abyei region in Southern Kordofan and Pariang County in Unity state but was found to be falling outside of Abyei region by the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in 2009.

On Monday and Tuesday he further toured a number of sites in Warrap, Unity and Lakes state, urging the youth to stop inter-communal cattle raiding and join the army to defend the country from the invading SAF forces.

During his visits he also called on communities in the states to reconcile their differences and prepare for the peace and reconciliation conference rescheduled to take place by the end of April.

Machar is currently in Rumbek, Lakes state capital, and expected to tour a number of locations in the state on Thursday.

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  • 19 April 2012 07:19, by The Messiah

    Dr Riek, You and your incompetent president needs to bring the money you embezzled through foreign banks back. Youth needs food supply and enough equipments to accept mobilization. this is not 1956, 1972 or 1983 when people have to volunteer without food. you guys need to do more.

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    • 19 April 2012 07:25, by man koryom

      Let join koryom 3. Let chase Arabs away from our land

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      • 19 April 2012 07:52, by Mi diit

        You mean food first the messiah? It is coming.

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    • 19 April 2012 07:54, by Dinkawarrior

      Yes, Gatmachar we need all people to stand behid our troops and give them all the powers we have in our hearts, our minds, and our mouths. We want to defeat the long time enemy of our people!
      SPLA-Oyeee! SPLA-Oyee! SPLA-Oyee!

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      • 19 April 2012 17:22, by CHUOLJBOL

        The call of vice president Dr Machar have meaningful to we the youth of newest nation,yes machar!we agree,but don,t forget us went period of war come to an end and called us unconfirmed one-more.

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        • 19 April 2012 19:45, by Mi diit

          Folks,

          This is the real war liberation that will determine the official territory and borders of what is known as South Sudan as predicted by Ngundeng. We got our interior land through peaceful self determination vote. We will demarcate our borders with bullet liberation soon.

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    • 19 April 2012 09:10, by Madit

      Mr.Messiah food is personal issue may you just keep it as your own secret and let others who are not food lovers defend their nation. i agreed with you Dr. Riek.SPLA OYEE, SOUTH SUDAN OYEE,

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    • 19 April 2012 09:22, by dinkdong

      That’s right. They shouldn’t always convince other people to sacrifice their lives when at the end become the beneficiaries- looting millions of dollars for themselves

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    • 19 April 2012 10:20, by Luke

      My friend this is not a garrella war it its a nation defend the youth of South Sudan will not wait for food while NCP is taking our land by forces. in other word, SPLA soldier are not suppering for the lack of food. food is enough here in Unity State which is being supplied by SPLA and all the citizens of South Sudan women, youth and traders.

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    • 19 April 2012 12:35, by Smith

      Messiah, you must be mindful that, in military, it is not the recruit that ask for food but rather the commander who bring foods.....you suggest that we cannot defense our country until we place food on the table? you are a terrible dude man..maybe Bashir is right "you are the insect" he referred to. we ate mud and leaves in Ethiopia when we joined military not now that SPLA has budget for everyth

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    • 19 April 2012 12:58, by Lango2010

      Please don’t drag our boat back because of food. you call your self messiah. " if you are God’s son turn this stone into a loaf and eat" from temptation of Jesus do you remember your Bible?
      we are not mindful of the food, but on freedom of our Nation and everything will come later.

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    • 19 April 2012 16:59, by zulu

      Messiah,
      You fool lazy idiot. what are you talking about? Who is going to defend your country, money or the peope?

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    • 19 April 2012 22:08, by panom lualbil

      I agreed with you too, MESSIAH. Without enough foods on table and in frontline, soldiers won’t fight insistently and or causing cattlerustling behind the scene too. Both of you must not make this war like of [1983-2005] where spla fought without salary and ration which caused split. So enough foods on both table and frontline is very important.
      Trust and corporate each other no matter what!!

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  • 19 April 2012 07:22, by zulu

    I told you. The SPLA is on the offensive to liberate all the areas to be agreed upon as a border demarcation since the NCP is reluctant to do so. We will take what is ours and leave what is not ours. If it includes handing Beshir to the Hague, that we will do, as it was done to Sadam, Hosni, Charles Taylor and Ghadafi.

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  • 19 April 2012 07:25, by Hitler

    Congratulations Mr. Riak. One Nation one Fight. No negotiation any more. Let this nation counter the AU conspiracy with terrotist regime of Khartoum. The position of AU has confirmed a long held view that money has changed hands between Bashir with the so call incompetent AU high level delegation. It is our money and now they want to drink the blood of South Sudanese with terrorists.

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  • 19 April 2012 07:32, by Daniel Buolmawei

    SRF wants to intelligently exploited this situation between South Sudan and Sudan if they really mean to topple Khartoum’s government as their principle suggests. There’s no right time than this time they can take town after town. Sudan will cut number of their forces in any Sudanese town to fight South Sudan, and every town will be left with few that will propagate SRF forces. Just attack, etc.

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  • 19 April 2012 07:35, by Emporio

    dr massacre

    this is the only chance and time you can prove your patriotic to the nation of south if you could mobilize youth to go front line so we can believe you may be capable to lead south in the future,,,,,,,,

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    • 19 April 2012 08:25, by Thiang Geka

      Congratulations Dr Saviour, you are just touring all the villages of SS because the ordinary people of SS are not comfortable when you spent more times in Juba without visiting them in their different villages one by one.

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    • 19 April 2012 20:40, by Ruach

      Khartoum is a noisy neighbour.What a neighbour!!

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  • 19 April 2012 07:50, by Sundayw

    We must support and sign up to help our gallant forces confront the evil NCP regime. We have no problems with our northern brothers. We have a problem with the corrupt NCP regime that is running the great people of Sudan off the cliff. Once the NCP is out the picture, South would even consider sharing oil under Panthou as a gesture of good neighborliness. We just want the land of our ancestors.

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    • 19 April 2012 08:01, by Ming Dhal

      That is what we want at this time we need to be more than united so that we must defeat this idiot who called our army insect.

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  • 19 April 2012 07:55, by Martin Garang Aher

    Great work VP. Such tours boost the morale of the people.

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    • 19 April 2012 08:27, by Michael Angelo

      Gr8t job Machar! Lam Akol need to go Malakal and talk to his community especially youths over there. This is the time we need his contribuntion the most.

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    • 19 April 2012 13:09, by Ajiej

      Hi, Aher could you please come back to South Sudan so that we stand for defending our newly Nation together. As we are here now we are 3 km to the Area where potriotic show what they really mean for long period of time since then.

      Man alone in his own New Nation SPLA Oyee, New Nation oyeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    • 19 April 2012 14:32, by Ruach

      Khartoum the noisy neighbour.What a noisy neighbour!!

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  • 19 April 2012 08:13, by Madina Tonj

    SPLA had defeated SAF in many locations within Southern Sudan and South Blue Nile and Eastern Sudan if we have left only 20% land to be liberate then this is very easy for Southern Sudanese people to do so. SPLA need to move until they saw Kosti area that is what we need now. If the SPLA Southern Kordofan State and South Blue Nile want their lands to be occuipy by Omar al Bashir that is up to them

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    • 19 April 2012 09:03, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      Do u know why Dr Garang was very populous amongst villagers? Because he usually come to them in hard time,talks to them as son of the village,shares their concerns and opinions,loves and propogate the possible solutions through consensus with community leaders,civil society organisations,women groups,youths,chiefs and all stakeholders.those fighting side-side with Arabs we promise no amnesty.

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  • 19 April 2012 09:24, by E. Defense Forces
    • 19 April 2012 09:41, by Land-of-Cush

      Thank GatMachar this is right time for the south sudan people to stand together.

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  • 19 April 2012 09:34, by Dinkanuer

    Thiang Geka
    We have only one Saviour which is Jesus Christ! How would you campare yours greedy man with our Saviour?
    He is a Sinner who massacred hundred of thousands civilians in 1991! No different between Dr Bashir and Dr Riek Machar!
    www.bormassacred.com

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    • 19 April 2012 14:55, by Ruach

      dinka nuer.What a liar you are!You talked like Bashir who doesn’t what he was talking about.What a noisy like you!

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  • 19 April 2012 10:43, by manyang mawech

    Another liar than Bishir Dinka Aliap
    where did and when the dictator came most populous.If you meant in Bor then it was not a popularity it was just the dictator was born there. please refrain from that behave. Lie is not a good sign of human.Lying too much you will hit yr butts on top of mountain as dictator did.

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    • 19 April 2012 14:09, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      You know what? Your brain is not even fit to be in these forum leave alone that southerners are united and fight the really enemy rather than fighting themselves,
      If Riek Machar was working like what he is doing now, I would never ever insult him but because he was lost in his doom defection which was a deception from Bashir took a way his reputation to be respected, but now he is correcting his

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      • 19 April 2012 14:14, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        past mistake and tell the tribes in the country that what he was doing was wrong and that is why he is the one telling them to stop fighting each another,
        Good Job Mr Riek Machar for your effort to make peace in the country and your called for youth to defence the country, I have no bad words for you since you are doing your job according to what the country need, we better united and stop jelous

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        • 19 April 2012 14:44, by Ruach

          Khartoum is a noisy neighbour.What a noisy neighbour!!

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          • 19 April 2012 15:20, by Mi diit

            Dinka Dominated SPLA/M,

            Thank God that you are a born again. I hope you will continue to change positively and stop insults and jealousy as you said. We are already in one boat of independence which was brought about by self determination’s vision. Let us unite and stop arguing on nonesense of the past.

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            • 19 April 2012 16:39, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              Mi Diit do not congratulating me I am not a child of your age okay, I know when the person is wrong and when he is right, I even know that each an everyone on earth make mistake but correcting it just like Riek doing now days is a part of desire,
              Late me tell you I am a member of SPLA high command and a member of SPLM political bureau I grown up from the SPLA/M hierarchy since I joint it in 1989

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              • 19 April 2012 16:41, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                so you don’t need to tell me who brought independent to the people of south Sudan,
                I am not in the mood to criticises anybody now because I saw many are doing what is good for the country which is what we all want, you would be shock if I reveal myself to you,
                Riek is doing his job and there is no way to distracting him now, I am not against who is doing good job for south Sudanese people but

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                • 19 April 2012 16:45, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                  but against those who sides with fake Arab, and sold their soul to evil for food and position, we better united as we did and fight as one just like what is happening and stop talking about those who are helping us now, God is great they more we united, the more we win.

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                  • 19 April 2012 21:25, by Mi diit

                    Dinka Dominated SPLA/M,

                    Ahahaaaahaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaa. What? Are you serious as a boy.

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    • 19 April 2012 19:58, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      Manyang Mawech

      You even make me laugh,i Bashir Dinka Aliap? So amusing,i never lie in ma life and i dönt like to be lie to either or accept lie from any1 no matter how big/small u are,still i deal with u as argully as u prepare.Moreso,i’d never went to Bor or Upper Nile since,iam a honest,handsome,trustful and smart in thing doing 4m Rumbek.Garang is imcomparable hero.without him,no fr’dom.

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      • 19 April 2012 20:16, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

        Am also against Dr Riak Machur coming and coming closer 2da army again,he must remain civilians coz his military records are more disastrous to South Sudanese people than the intended enemy.look at how cheap Lam Akol another doctor like him deceive him to revolts against the mother body in 1991.i like fact and prospherous future 4 all.any1 with true knowledge of SS military politic will agree.

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  • 19 April 2012 11:38, by Ajang de Yiyieth

    VP President, this tour could be another step to gain confidence of South Sudan’s citizen in you. Although youth are very determine to join the fight, the army still look weak physically and not well equiped with army gears, therefore need more budget on ration to strengthen them so that they can crush throughly our brothers in the north blindfolded by Bashit with his empty rhetoric jehad concept.

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  • 19 April 2012 12:38, by Smith

    If SPLA can afford weapons, planes and tanks what about food? SPLA is not the SPLA of yesterday and people must understand including Bashir.....his talk yesterday is in the same line of 1980s when they deceived Mujahiden that, SPLA has knives and some old british weapons of 1930s.....waaaaah boys were sent to hell and they now believed that, their leaders in North lied to them and will not accept

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  • 19 April 2012 18:46, by Peter Reat Gatkuoth

    Dear People,
    This is a war that our youth should join instead of slaughtering themselves in daily bases. Defending the land is the best choice a person should do. Let the warriors show their full war style and push back the enemy and perhaps reclaims some territories from the traders. It is not their land, they are traders and they must be pushed back a little bit.They are making noisy propaganda.

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  • 19 April 2012 19:09, by Kim Deng

    The division between the separatists and unionists was exploited by arabized Nubian gov’t (NIF/NCP) in Khartoum for almost twenty years. Therefore, the Khartoum gov’t must know that, South Sudanese are more united than ever before and stronger beyond its expectation.

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  • 19 April 2012 19:46, by Mi diit

    Folks,

    This is the real war liberation that will determine the official territory and borders of what is known as South Sudan as predicted by Ngundeng. We got our interior land through peaceful self determination vote. We will demarcate our borders with bullet liberation soon.

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  • 19 April 2012 21:11, by James Maker Akok

    Hello Dr. Riek Machar, South Sudan Government need to buy power weapons and Warplanes to see what North Sudan government doing on South Sudan. I support you.

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