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Kenya dispatches military experts to train South Sudan army


August 30, 2009 (NAIROBI) — The Kenyan army dispatched some 200 military experts to train southern Sudan army within Juba efforts to upgrade the former rebel guerrilla force, SPLA, into conventional army.

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SPLA soldiers during the celebration of 26th anniversary of SPLM in Juba on May 26, 2009 - (Getty Images)

Another batch of 95 officers would arrive to the semi-autonomous region in September.

The Kenyan teams who are belonging to different armies include officers from the infantry, artillery, military transport and logistics, helicopter pilots, and military intelligence.

The Nairobi Star in a report published last week said the Kenyan officers would train the SPLA in the use of their newly acquired military equipment including an estimated 100 T-72s main battle tanks (MBTs) and assorted Ukrainian and Russian military hardware which Southern Sudan has accumulated over the past year.

The last batch of MBTs was the 33 T-72 tanks that were aboard the MV Faina which was hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Somalia in September 2008.

The daily affirmed that theses tanks are now based in the capital of Lakes State, Rumbek where they transported in plane.

In June last year the Southern Sudan adopted the Defense White Paper which aims “define the Government of Southern Sudan’s policy on defense; inform the Sudanese people, the partners of the Government of Southern Sudan, the neighbouring states and the international community about the defense intent of the SPLA,” the document reads.

The Defense policy document stipulates that the SPLA shall be organized into both active and reserve forces, and that the active forces shall consist of a Ground Force supported by Air and Riverine units.
However, the policy document, particularly on air force, prompted reactions of disapproval from the Ministry of National Defense which said the SPLA was subjected to numerous limitations per the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2005 between North and South.

"The SPLA is not allowed to carry out military operations or any other activities" said SAF spokesperson Lt-Colonel Al-Sawarami Saad. "The SPLA is only allowed to conduct training within the joint forces" he added.

Washington in the past years since the signing of the CPA, granted military aid to southern Sudan’s autonomous government to help SPLA transformation into conventional army, establish a protective service for southern Sudan’s president and high-ranking officials and create a police force and intelligence service.


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  • 31 August 2009 08:12, by oshay

    First the SPLM buys Ukrainian Tanks that won’t work in jungle conditions in the South, then it gets a country that hasn’t been to war to train its soldiers.

    Well Done.

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    • 31 August 2009 08:23, by Lokang

      So what?

      "The rome wasn’t build overnight". Stop your rhetoric wacky-washy hyprocicy. The strange of every nation start from the scratch you Pumkin-head.

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      • 31 August 2009 13:26, by Biliu

        Well-done SPLM/A, I have been anticipating such a move since the beginning of the CPA, the period we are in now is nothing more than a hiatus, some decisive battles are to come, from all development in the south SPLA should be given 60% stake and the rest divided between official and public services, NCP and those land extorters in the north are not welling yet to assign South-North border committee and reluctant to pass referendum laws, those are signs for ill-intentions, NCP are working under shadows to empower and equip their troops, SPLM should do the same, this move to equip and improve SPLA (New Sudan Arm Forces) capabilities is some kind of late but worthy, well-done SPLM leadership and congratulations southerners .!

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      • 1 September 2009 15:32, by Arochthon

        Yes, I agree with you brother it is true Rome was not built in one day and surely we have no doubt on ourselves that we can fight this war to the bitter end of terrorist, Kenya is capable to train the SPLA army although they have not experience such war in Sudan. They have been with us despite the fact that they did not support us militarily as most of Muslims do. They hosted our refugees. Oshay, remember before the peace was signed SPLA was not overwhelmed by your National Islamic Front which was being supported by almost Arabs world with its terrorism characteristics, so being trained by Kenyan army is a great deal that I do appreciate.Kenya being peace a country does not mean that they can not fight the bitter war of terrorists. There is no any peace country with Muslim that lives in peace unless the country turn to be like Somali.

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    • 31 August 2009 08:38, by Akol Liai Mager

      SPLM/A has never been to war prior 1983, but it has defeated the Islamic and Arab backed successive racist regimes in Khartoum to give up South Sudan, and now Darfur on the row due to the same defeat.

      Right is a great weapon than sophicated and lethal weapons that NIF possessed. Those weapons in Khartoum will be destroyed very soon by Lubna Troussers, just wait and watch the process.

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    • 31 August 2009 09:00, by Tongthok

      WOw! Oshay, are you kidding me? Kenya never been in war? how did they got in independent from British? The picture above can really tell the truths and the only person which we aren’t going to forgive is you and those funkys who always interfered with south sudan interest live.So, don’t let it worried you yet.

      Tongthok>>>>>> Be careful

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    • 31 August 2009 09:24, by Mel mosa

      Oshay, this question is not clear, please should you explain more?

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    • 31 August 2009 10:01, by Freedom Fighter

      Thank you Kenya, your help is very much appreciated. Also, all Africans especially Ethiopians should do the same thing, as it won’t be wise for them to fight terroists in Somalia alone. South Sudan can be a reliable ally in war on terror in the Horn of Africa and beyond.

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    • 1 September 2009 09:48, by julius mowanga

      Thank you Bro; Oshay

      I take it from here.inorder to explain your point,that; these two countries are not and will not be in-state of war.

      The naked fact behind this dirtiest deal,between SPLM/A and the Museveni’s Regime and Kenya,is to launch a war in proxy,to eliminate the Acholi Uprising and shrink the growing impact of Cdr; Joseph Kony influences,besides the paranoia of Islamophobia driven falsely by the West!!!

      South-Sudan Government involved heavilly,in all aspects of the colonial powers’ strategic games,in North-Uganda and South-Sudan,helping the neo-colonial powers to eliminate any potenial domestic resistance to their hidden agenda,hindering the exploitation of the vast mineral resources in the region.

      After the assasination of Cdr;John Garang de Mapiour,the road has been cleared-off rom any patriotic obstacles,that could be demonstrated by whoever leadre in South-Sudan.Shortlly,the Western Neo-Colonial powers strengthened their ties with GOSS!!!...

      Uganda trying its best to alienate South-Sudan Acholi and Kakwa tribes,from supprting their kins in Northern-Uganda who formed LRA against the Ugandan Central Gov...it’s a similiar scenario to the Darfur Armed Movements,who gained a massive influx and solid support from their kins throughout the Sudan-Chadian borders..

      The one million pounds question is ;what is the price that paid to GOSS, to carry a proxy war against the Acholi-Kakwa tribes,who are dwelling between the colonial borders of Sudan-Uganda,and mostly believe in Islam???.

      Kenya had played a significant role to globalize the civil war in South-Sudan,and elevated it to the level of national interest,issuing Kenyan diplomatic passports the SPLM cadres as well to their extened families..etc..which led to regime change in Sudan upon ratifying the "CPA".It;s the the policy of divide to conquer,and explit the Great Lakes region,and especialy South-Sudan by their Western-Alliens Countries like USA and Israel.

      The waves of change,that overwellmed the masses of Northern-Uganda youth,to join the LRA resistance movement, despite the irony Gov-propaganda targetting Cdr;Joseph Kony personally and the Acholi-Kakwa Uprising leaders,proved to be unquellable,and its devastating impact regionally.Sighting the proelection rebellion by Lou ethnicity in Kenya,who share the same blood with the Achol-Kawa tribes.

      Cdr;Joseph Kony had disclosed to Mr;Riek Machar his anti-wstern principles,economically,millitarally and politically,as he further stated it to Mnsseveni and published in The Nation newspaper.

      So the deal is clear,and the target is vagous,not NCP/NIF-Northern-Sudan exploiters nor strengthening the defence capability of the millitia"SPLA".According to MACHAKOSS SECURITY PROTOCOL,SPLM/A had been defined to emplement it, by disolving it’s militia,and creat a conventional army,where there is no place for tribalistic loyalities’ role in the army!!!

      The Northern-Sudan political powers,in opposition or in the ruling party of NIF/NCP,had expressed their concern of the misemplementation of Machakoss Security Protocol,regarding the disolution of the notorious Public Defence Forces"The NIF/NCP Army",but the pretext that;the NCP/NIF used to deliver was based on SPLM/A dishonouring the CPA-Machakoss Protocol,by neglecting the most important article of solving SPLA and creat a national South-Sudan Conventional Army,and avoiding the command chain in the Joint Integrated Units..,

      So why nobody questioning our leaders,the CPA Signatories and Assurities,about these serious violation of CPA and it’s consequences in the shortcoming future?and the impact of the financial vacuum GOSS ???

      I hope that i may clarified a point ......Peace out

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      • 1 September 2009 17:07, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

        Julius Mowanga.First of all,Mwanga(Not Mowanga) is not name from N.Uganda rather than been Bangandan.S.Sudan must show Oshay & X-countries that when provoke anytime its can react decisively on its targets even when u r in ur mother womb.DOWN WITH OSHAYEES & lAMPS.SPLA Oyeeeeeeee!

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        • 1 September 2009 20:10, by julius mowanga

          To Dinka Aliap Chwual,or Shawal;

          I am M.D Dr; Mowanga from the great nation of Azande,not from N.Uganda.The Azande pronounces my name typically to what is written,it is matching the BANTU’S Mowana Ngai: My Son, just for the record...ok?!!

          Oshay is inteligent person,expresses his political views according to the political science and patriotic understanding,he tells the naked truth,whether it hurts or heals,and all of us ought to reveal the real facts.

          A man gotta do,what a man do..!!!

          Don’t forget that,the person who doesn’t tell the truth is a mute devil...So tell the truth even if it is against you,personaly.

          That called a moderate practice of the freedom of speech,which we gained by the sacrificed,precious lives of our fallen heroes,it’s a fundamental pillar of Democracy.Whoever tell the truth never goes down.Jesus Christ said;take the lot that in your eyes,before you ask your brother,to remove the speke from his eyes.

          Please,don’t judge and if you do so, be fair.

          Peace out

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  • 31 August 2009 08:17, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Why are we being remind by Kenya instead Slave Kiir should have come up with this idea since ages. It is just like Kiir deserve a slap each time to make him alert of his duty. The problem is that by the next morning we will hear the media showing how much has been put into the plan of this training however for months or years we all see nothing only two to three tanks and AKA-47 are being brought to South the rest of US$ 89 billions are gone into Kiir plus his mongrels accounts in Nairobi. Shame am sick of seeing the image of dinkas and even feel like i don’t want to hear the work D for dinkas as well. What is hard about the Dinkas Change SPLA-DC It is good to get rich but the blood of those who sacrifices themsleves for this nation will talk to those who sell them for their own benefit.

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    • 31 August 2009 09:08, by Gatjang

      You are punky ass, SPLA have more than 100s tanks but medias are allow to talk about just few. SPLA is in the next step and stop making up figure, you don’t know their budget. The Dinka Change had brought us to where we are at today and the DC you are talking about will fuck your mom for 2nd and 3rd times and yourself will end up in hell. Wake up now and follow your right direction or otherwise you will end up crossing red sea. Bye Mr. Big-looter

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    • 31 August 2009 09:33, by Dinka Boy

      SPLA/M rules the entire Southern Sudan my friends since 1983 while your Shilluk party was not born. SPLA-DC of Lam Akol will die with him in Khartoum,while confusing South Sudan tribes and employee those with no ambition to kill great leaders.
      Thanks to Kenyan government that ideas, please Salva Kiir Mayardit is not aslave, watch your word my friend, he is a man who did not like South to be slave like Dr John Garang. If you dont like D (Dinka)as you said, then go to North and get ajob of being a janitor, that is your dreaming job.
      My friend, their is no room for another defection cause by Lam and Riak. I and others have no respect with those two individuals because they have spoiled their credibillty in the movement. I respect James Hoth, Pagan Amum, oyai Deng etc because they are not slave. They have with the SPLA since CPA. Please go with Dc which you call Dinka Change, we dont like the party. Do not commend this essential article that have SPLA/M pride, just go peacefully wash Arab assess. This article has nothing with Dinka, it,s the proud of whole Southern Sudan. Separation is the must wether you like it or not. I need to remind those selfish tibes who have influence from Arab for simple thing- the food/money which is nothing according to Dinka culture. its a God geft, food is not acquire by raiding as preferred by those two useless tribes in the South( Nuer lou and Murle).I am very proud to be in South, and i prefer to die as Southern Sudanese than being Arab slave.
      Mr Dinka Boy

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      • 31 August 2009 23:07, by Bol Jol

        you!! dinka boy or whichever you nick-named yourself!
        Please remember that every learnt southerner must ignore or comment to your statement whether you like it or not because in the real sense it doesn’t benefit either tribes of Shilluk, Nuer/dinka tribes as you mentioned.
        I fully understand (your reaction) that you have a point however I strongly advise you to go back to school, study how to formulate or prepare your sentences first then rejoin the World of politic before commenting on this useful website, unless you intend your political ambitions to harm your above-mentioned southern greatest tribes otherwise.

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  • 31 August 2009 08:32, by murlescrewed

    That jallabah dog is at it again talking about SPLA and its hardware when he has zero idea about those intricate issues. T-72 is a modern tank capable of operating in arctic and tropical conditions. It is by far a superior tank than variants of Chinese tanks that SAF has in stock.

    Kenya is intent on maintaining a strong South because we literally saved it from becoming a target of North.

    One thing that is making the corrupt enemies of the people in Khartoum sleepless is what the SPLA is up to. SPLA is clearly doing all it can to protect the CPA and to deter north from doing something foolish like backing away from what they signed.

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    • 31 August 2009 08:53, by Michael Madit Magot

      Thanks to Kenya for offering to train our army.
      That is a good gesture of a good neighbourhood.
      We need our soldiers to be trained to the conventional level where they can be of important during and after the interim period.

      Thanks Kenya! SPLA OYEE!!! Independent south oyee!!!

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    • 2 September 2009 13:55, by Sudanese only

      Thanks to kenya for stealing our money and training our soldiers to be useless !! They don’t have any experience and their tanks are old. What can we learn from them? We will fight them soon for the Ilemi Triangle and beat them for our land!

      We will also have to be very careful as the Jallabas have powerful weapons too and very good training and an airforce which is also growing very fast. Lets be smart and not spoil things for ourselves by going too fast!

      Our govt. should also spend most money on development, not arms which we dont need as it will take many many years to be as strong as Khartoum govt., but we need education, roads, electricity etc. to create jobs and food.

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      • 20 September 2009 01:54, by born free

        ur exactly the type of fools who should have been bombed to deah by the Antonovs. Kenya has no formal ’war’ experience but u ever asked yourself how it has mnaged to remain invasion free from mad neighbours like uganda ethiopia e.t.c? you say kenya took ur money? u’ve bn war free for only 2 years all those years u’ve had a gdp no more than a school kids lunch money how could we steal that. At considerable risk to our own safety we hosted Col. Garang n over half of S, Sudan. Ingrate! now you war monger about the Ilemmi triangle? the Easiest way for S.Sudan to drown in it’s own blood is to attack Kenya. you will loose the only honest ally in the region you’ll be facing one of Africa’s most highly trained armies n a counry that has the money to instantly convert over $8 billon into war funds, the northeners will punch you from the North, Uganda n Kenya from the south. You’ll hve no way to export you Oil n no supply routes to be ressuplied. The true meausure of a man’s strength is not what he does to others but rather what he doesn’t do.

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  • 31 August 2009 08:48, by Tongthok

    Good move! It’s time for Africans to wake up so, get your boats prepared to cross the red sea to saudi Arabia migrants.I ’m talking about homosexual O-S-H-A-Y. The God might be crazy to creat people like these idiots who acts like pigs.

    I cann’t wait to see these people vanished with their craps sharia-laws.If the original Africans get out the north sudan military, it will be left with three people only and I mean only; Oshay which is currently Bashir wife and his daughter Ali Taja.You disagree, then look at the military personnels there and explain why I say so.We will never stop invading you untill we head a desert sand. You might have wondered why most africans prefer us more than you. Hell have no mercy to argue and we will see you on the ground, in the water, and in the air this time.My title of the book will be, the rise and the fall of Bashir family with their dirty sharia-laws. The End of Arabs dynasty is near for the first time in sudan history.

    Tongthok >>>>>> Be careful.

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  • 31 August 2009 08:51, by Mabior Ayuen Dengajok

    Getting such assistance from neighboring countries like Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea, its can overwhelming Khartoum and they can easily change their politics. This will formulate our government to have possibility of overthrowing Khartoum government by overwhelming their aggression.

    The North Sudan ruling party arrogantly ignores all petition, agreements in CPA and by that, they always change their mind so they can go back to war. Because the NCP thinks South Sudan army is weaker and has no capacity of destroying it military aggression.

    South must not only convey their bitterness to international, but make their military capable of destroying enemy from invading their territory, Khartoum offensive is clear, look what happens daily in Jonglei State, it their indirect incursion. We must act positively.
    Under this training, the Khartoum government under such evil regime party will change it course of teasing South Sudan military capability, if NCP refuse to comply all the peace accords, there will be a looming chance that South Sudan may become an independent State automatically and indeed it will.

    It’s not the Goss or SPLM party that decides solution to citizens of South, but we will act before Goss.

    This dream will come to light one day even if it left to be one Southerner, South will be free state.


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    • 31 August 2009 09:26, by Kim Deng

      If the GoSS spent all the money it looted on military supplies instead, South Sudan army should have been tougher than arabine Nubian govt can imagine. Then, the blamig should be limited to some degree.

      South Sudan army is ready to cary out its duties at any time of need, but the GoSS leaders keep busy on looting fund instead for them to upgrade the army.

      The arabize Nubian govt/NIF should know that South Sudan must go by all mean necessary regardless of it claim for 75% yes vote to separated from the rest of the country. The arabized Nubian govt its occupation days in the South are numbered.

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      • 31 August 2009 09:45, by Michael Madit Magot

        Kim Deng,

        Who will secede with you since you are Jalaba puppets?
        We are heading for unity whether you like it or not.
        It proven by your tribe that south can not rule itself that is why you are killing innocent women and children.

        I can not forge a relationship with Nuer who are unruly.
        Take your mouth off separation please! We can’t talk of separation when majority of Nuer like you are primitive.

        Unity oyee!!!Down! down separation!!!

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        • 31 August 2009 10:39, by Dinka Boy

          Mr Kim Deng, the heros will secede with us because i have no relation with the Arab because of their Sharia law, undermining, selfishness, and limited respect of other cultures. Southern Sudan did a lot within very short time; they have government structure, banking system, strong military hardware, they get share from oil revenue, they are residing in Juba ,and many more that we never get before. Kim Deng, without sound of gun you will not talk of unity. I believed most of us would have not achieved the above mention if we did not react to North(Arab). I like separation ,so that we will be free from NCP ruling.
          Back to tribal conflict, i completely become sad when innocent-women, children, oldmen die for no reasons. Please advice Aciwuth tribes who like raiding others for example, Murle and mostly nuer who cause the death of innocent people. Those people will not stop us from achieving our aim. They are in the red carpet meaning we know what they are doing. There is time for everything. this time is time for dealing with North and not mind of those widely identified parasites in the South.Not Dinka are primitive,but those backward individuals like those of 1991 and cowardish people who ran to juba when they heard sound of gun in yei, maridi, Ngalngala and betray SPLa/m. After dealing with enemy, then thier is room for reacting to the tribal conflict that some tribes need. I standby any aggression that others want. Mr D boy

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          • 31 August 2009 19:44, by Kim Deng

            Madit and Dinka Boy,

            I can see you are lack of reading. I urge you to reread my statements twice before your express your shallow reasons. Who told you I was for damn "United Secular/New Sudan" vision? Madit, are you saying you don’t want to be in the same country with Nuer or you mean Nuer must have their own country within the South? I don’t get you, sir.

            Of course, our civilians are killing themselves in our South, but you should direct your blame to GoSS rather than to the wrong target. Can you imagine a country without a law in place? Jungle laws is the only mean to rule and only coward and weak communities suffer more at the meantime.

            Am I clear, sir?

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            • 1 September 2009 03:42, by Abuk D- Nhial

              GOSS is theasme to us Kim.

              What ever majority propose is what GOSS acts on it.

              That ’s a part of law to agree with majority than minority.

              Of course GOSS tried and exposed the disarmament and security but nation still breaking in to dissarray because we have some internal black Arabs politicians like Kim and logic.

              Now could not we united to claim one thing communually in South to pull out the cooking pot?.

              I am sorry for you Kim ! even Ngundeng likes the unity of South,why not you?.

              I urge Goss to practise great care to its people.
              I like Isralis even if training further.


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      • 1 September 2009 05:23, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

        To Kim Deng;

        Sudan Government is not Nubian Arab only. Think when your great grantfather was running from north,all of them did not arrive in southern bushes. Some remain there whom were become Arab up to now aday. and some went to slave into Middle East Asia,Europe and Twins America.

        Collo,Nuba,AJang,Naath,puor,Puny and those who were born between us. They are the dangerously killers Black Arab today. Don’t forget that,we are fighting to get these kind of people into the history. They got nowhere to go. They must be brought to book in some days coming.

        thank you

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  • 31 August 2009 09:10, by BUSTA 2

    Well done but that Tank is not modern one!

    SPLA should stop showing off their weak Tank because what the North is having si simply powerful and Kenya is not the country which can offer training to a country due to the fact that, they have never been in war since the creation how could they training SPLA.

    South Sudan Government should re-think insteady of just celebrating what will bring nothing to South Sudan.

    Brother in Christ,

    Busta 2

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    • 31 August 2009 09:44, by Aduol Liet

      MR, Busta2.

      This is the first time ever for you to tell the true. Every time when I look at your article then, I felt no interest at all to read your comment but this time I would real thank you for the comment you made. We must not hate each other rather than telling what will benefit to Southern Sudanese people if we felt like we need to rebuilt the Southern Sudan nation then, we must not support Tribalism hateful.

      I am strongly agree with you that,Kenya Military did not have any Military tactics or war experiences since their last generation have fought the Mou Mou war with the British colony in 1963. The Tanks they have are too Old to be use in 21 century therefore, I think the SPLA have more experiences than Kenya Military tactics,but they can help Southern Sudanese in teaching children in the school that is what I can real recommend to them to do so if they are truely want to offering to Southern Sudan as our friends.

      Aduol Liet.

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      • 31 August 2009 15:46, by Ajal Jongngeen

        Iam very interesting to both of you for your article.Mr. Aduol and Mr. Busta 2. I never got people delverying good words like that. without abusying people Iam glad to hear a words like that.

        Thanks You.

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    • 1 September 2009 15:39, by Arochthon

      Bursta reasonable,

      SPLM/A is not the one showing its tanks or whatever it bought from the foreign countries but only those spies that have just flown to the SPLA are the one conveying everything to media, I pity those guys what the betrayal it is to us..

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  • 31 August 2009 09:22, by Sudan Landlord

    The so called Jalaba are hated by almost everybody in Africa.
    They tried to foolishly trick Kenya with a plan to supply crude oil but Nairobi turned down their blood strained offer.
    Libya has openly saluted the only Holyland in Sudan and expressed their support for separating it from the Satanic creatures.
    South Africa and other clever nations have openly warned the Sudanese devils of touching their clean soil.
    The ugly creatures tried to foolishly trick Uganda by supplying undemanded Computers in 2005 with the hope of turning Uganda away from working closely with the Clean African brothers (i mean South Sudanese)for liberation but Uganda smartly slapped them and instead switched to the next heavy gear.
    I am quite sure soon all Countries on earth are going to declare restriction on any Jalaba plane from landing at their Airports.
    I learned from reliable source that when Holyland (South Sudan) will be independent no Country in the whole world will keep their embassies in Khartoum. All will be shifted to Juba.
    SO, the Jalaba should not panic. All the happenings against them are not from no where but are feedback for what they called for and reward for their devilish behavior.
    My advise to the is that they better hang themselves before too late.
    Nobody needs them in Africa. They are not clean.

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    • 31 August 2009 09:38, by Mel mosa

      What the SPLA want is how to use these weapons. The SPLA don’t need any tactics from any country to defeat SAF. The SPLA already know how to deal with Sudan army. Sudan army know it very well.

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      • 31 August 2009 10:10, by DASODIKO

        Yes now Africans started to understand what is happening in Sudan. If Sudanese Africans are shaved without water by Arabs then other Africans should wet their hair with water and wait!The Arabs believe that God even gave them Africa. Therefore; if Janjaweeds finish people of Darfur and the South Sudan then they will move towards the neighboring countries then smash up to Cape Town.

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      • 31 August 2009 10:19, by Ajuscommando

        Congratulation to Kenya government by offering his military personal to provide training to SPLA soldiers in the South in tanks unit and others military knowledge. To come back to the point of those who are always abusing president Kiir, you have nothing to tell about military background since he serves in the military for more than thirty year in Army. The people like big logic dog and Oshay are running blind politics in website while their manners have no different with slapper woman and they think negatively toward the South freedom. Please Oshay and big logic dog, my advice to you is to remove your slattern mouth in the GOSS affairs since you are not Southerners as black Arabs. I have not come across of negatively people like Oshay and big logic dog and I suspect their manners are not far their parent’s behaviors as inherited biological thinking. Lastly, many thanks to GOSS for this plan they have done and I ask God of Southerners to support GOSS leadership so that the African tribes who are suffering from all part of Sudan should get their freedom through Jesus name we pray Amen. I’m call Ajus meaning old SPLM/A boy not the age.


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        • 31 August 2009 11:58, by Hillary B.M.L,M

          100 percent our SPLA are better than Kenyan Soldiers or Kenyan Military Expert, the reason is, we experienced Fields tactics and Kenyan never been in War, they have Blackboard theories, what a stupid mistake SPLA is committing? Rwandan and Ugandan are better off than Kenyan in War Experiences.
          Kenyan trained theories just on military training grounds but we are practicing on the battle Fields directly, see the differences. They could not even walk for some miles well armed by all killing equipments.
          Could have been better if SPLA brought Eritreans or Ethiopians.

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          • 31 August 2009 14:29, by Biliu

            Hillary, I understand and appreciate your shallow military background, the Kenyan army are well trained and more experience than SPLA, through out the conflict, SPLA never or rarely engaged on two-ways tactic confrontations where army have to assault and defend at the same time, what SPLA used to is a full scale assault tactic and mostly uses guerrilla attacks, now the nature of the SPLA has changed, a conventional army training is acquires, I would suggest Israel, South Africa or USA to train SPLA instead of Kenyan Arm forces experts, nevertheless, Kenya still a good option since they all trained by USA military experts, besides, they are the only expertise SPLA’s limited budget can afford, so Hillary, it’s not a mistake, rather it’s a low and suitable option amongst many options could have been taken, but you know…money always decide the quality of services you hope for.!

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            • 1 September 2009 02:47, by Mel mosa

              You right, These weapons are computerize, so they need people who are expert in computerize weapons. I belief Kenyan can do that. It doest matter whether they have experience in battle field or not. It is the work of SPLA.

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            • 1 September 2009 16:18, by Arochthon

              Half of anything is better than none, what if Kenya government offers its military personnel free of charge just to build relationship with the government of southern Sudan, could it not also be a privileged to the government of Southern Sudan?

              You guys, you need to understand one thing south Sudan is not yet a independent country where by chief of general staff could make his proposal in conjunction with his president to purchase military hard ware and unanimously accepted by ministry of finance without objections, that is quite different with us in this current situation of Sudan.In that case, the government of South Sudan has to budget the little budget that is released by the central bank of Sudan to purchase its army which is not in the interest of our partners from the north and its collaborating militias who don’t know the destination of South Sudan.

              In conclusion, I would want to say that hiring Israel,USA and British although it is good a suggestion need much money and everything is always start from the lowest point.Take an example of a poor farmer,if he wants to cultivate his farm, he does not start cultivating his garden with tractor he must start with hoe to reach that rice people.
              I wish them prosperity.


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          • 31 August 2009 17:28, by black man world

            People come down over Kenya, this is scret what is happening is not kenyan only our big brothers are under it so please kenya got a back up from some big nation you already know who. But they dont want to say their name because it will just brake this Arabs hearts so can we keep a scretes? Plus kenya just wona deliver the weopeon that were hijack by somalian and more in propaganda way can you guys please understand politics atleas.

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        • 31 August 2009 17:55, by Ajal Jongngeen

          Thanks You very much Mr. Ajuscommando. Iam supportig you for your article. go ahead we need more Ideas so that u can encourage alot of people to read or learn more about your article.

          Thank You.

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  • 31 August 2009 12:13, by jalabi

    How much SPLM/A paid to Kenya to train them? which one should have the priority: pay the money to Kenyan army or to the hunger and displaced people of South Sudan???
    south Sudan government give up the ILEMI TRIANGLE to Kenya and they won’t ask Kenya to give it back????? Why?? because it belongs to Equatorians and not Dinka???

    It’s better for Kenya to stay away from south Sudan otherwise they should have learned the lesson from Uganda when they interfered in south Sudan conflict and fought neck to neck with SPLA against the government and now they are paying high price and LRA is still alive and Mussevini knows who is supporting LRA but he failed to do anything! stay away Kenya before we loose our temper!

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  • 31 August 2009 12:30, by Johnny

    Hey Guys and Girls, STOP reacting to Oshay comments on this website, you making him a big star. he is just an idiot, son of Omar AL bashir.

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    • 31 August 2009 13:14, by understanding

      see guy I have telling you that oshay is asshole Arab!!! .

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      • 31 August 2009 14:04, by wkuanyin

        SplA oyyeei 100 time . to hell with logic boy who is always opposite when it come to issues of south.
        That is the first achievement for our country to be ready waiting for criminals in Khartoum who used to violate any agreement .

        Brave .

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  • 31 August 2009 15:40, by James Okuk Solomon

    Yes, the Army of South Sudan (SPLA) needs to be properly trained into a standard of a conventional army. Kenyan Army has decided to start this good work. This is a good step forward to prepare the South Sudan for independence. The SPLA needs to defend the new South Sudan boundaries from the enemies of freedom and human dignity.

    President Obama’s Envoy to the Sudan, Mr. Scott Gration, and Mr. Commander Roger Winter have already convinced the USA Pentagon to assist the Army of South Sudan with trainings and the necessary logistics, and that has been a very good news too for those of us who are die-hard separatists (be it by ballots or bullets). I hope what Kenya is doing is part of the USA Pentagon’s Good Will to upgrade the defensive capacity of the Army of South Sudan. I hope it is not a purely Kenyan initiative so that we rule out any element of corruption tendency in this good move from an African neighbour. We don’t want to risk the money of the Army of South Sudan to mysterious disappearance and ending up in Kenya without any good work left in South Sudan.

    It should not be ruled out that Kenya shall be afraid to make South Sudan Army stronger because this might be a threat to them in future when the South starts to demand back its part of the land (the triangle) that has been taken by Kenya in the past. Thus, USA should be present where Kenyan Army is training our gallant Army in the South. This should not be left to Kenyan alone as they may have ulterior motives against the South.

    While Dr. Riek Machar is trying his best in Khartoum to ensure a just and fair Referendum Bill to be enacted into Law in the coming sessions of Sudan Parliament, Mr. Nhial Deng should also try his level best to prepare the South Sudan army for any eventuality of CPA collapse. The people of Southern Sudan should be alert for both opportunities and means for secession and independence of the South.

    As the Southerners prepare their peaceful democratic power by use of Referendum Law, they should also prepare their violent military power by training in heavy military weapons. It is not enough to buy these weapons otherwise they shall get spoiled before they are tested; you need to train keenly too those who shall use them. Having best weapons without proper skills to use them is not a good idea; it is an incomplete endeavour!!! The South should even go further to train technicians and engineers for these heavy weapons so that they could easily repair them in case of any damage.

    Long Live the Army of South Sudan (SPLA) with standardized training and professionalization!!!
    Long Live the forthcoming Independence of South Sudan by any means!!!

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    • 31 August 2009 17:59, by Abuk D- Nhial

      It sounds superbly and suported by weighty thanks to the government of both Kenya and ---USA either.

      It seemz that force would neccessarily be operated in this frequent doubtful zizag unproved negatations between North and South.

      The minimal inquiry I wish to add is, defense minister may not react promptly over the issue of operating air force by SPLA as you quoted because there ’ll never be any negative effects of using that yet positive ones.

      To Okuk, thank you very much for your comment is much more better today to Southerners unlike the rests of the days.

      Thanks you Kenyans.

      Awuok_nguan of Rumbek in Chicago.

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    • 31 August 2009 18:38, by Riangnom

      Bravo !! That is an excellence move made by the [SPLA] and thank to Kenyan for their offer training. You guys the sons
      and daughters of Southern Sudan, we ought to know that the millitary secrets can not be disclose direct.

      There are numbers of various nations behind that training who want to asissting South Sudan Army, and is not necessary to mention them, Kenya is just a curtain.

      SPLA Oyeeee!! South Sudan Oyeee !! Long Live Freedom Oyeee!!


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    • 31 August 2009 18:41, by Biliu

      Brother James, I truly hope this is a true change of heart and mind towards your fellowmen in the south, I and many others here at this website were panic over your comments which were derailed and out of logic, not that we are trying to restrict you from expressing your own thoughts and stance freely, simply because we sensed a lot of repugnance from you towards the southerners, I hope you could direct Dr Lam to the same road you have been shortly before you posted this comments.
      Thanks you for the self examination, great men are those fall but yet can stand on their feet again.
      Stay blessing and cool.

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      • 1 September 2009 07:01, by james

        there are two james on this site and i dnt kno who ur referrng to but the james7 is a true southerner and stands for all southerner to unite and srengthen their malitary to protect their territory from any invader. Gatluak is the name.

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  • 31 August 2009 19:10, by Sala Gai

    Bravo Kenyan Government to give your helpfull assistance to people of the Southern Sudan and the main ruting party who is SPLM/SPLA liberate the failure Southern in their Governance.

    By Salah Gai de Mabior

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    • 1 September 2009 00:12, by Aduol Liet

      Actual the SPLA in Khartoum is more than 10,000 in there now.

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  • 31 August 2009 23:46, by Jinga

    Hii ni propaganda tupu, isiyokuwa na mwelekeo, but to divert the attention of the real issues in it! May you please stop it and build the GOSS the people needs. Dont divert our attention. We are with you.

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  • 1 September 2009 00:55, by mohamad adam

    brother jalabi iam sure this people are just scared and have a arabphobia first of all spla is far far better than the kenyan army in terms of equipment weepons and far better in terms of personals as trained army because a soldier who is active in fighting is far far better than the idle one and more over poorly equipt i think the whole thing is about more stealing from the allready scarce resources of funds what iam sure about is the fact that the spla has a very well trained officers whom they should take that responsibility of training their own army and let me ask a simple question to the mad comentors on this poor website . how can you buy weapons from okrania without asking the supplier to provide the training/
    i know after 7 months they will scramble for the spare parts for the junk tanks which they bought and for the rich triangle they can not dare to ask kenya because kenya is holding deadly informations about the leadership of the south sudan and on top of that simply they can close the border and pants will fall down just wait and you will see

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    • 1 September 2009 04:20, by Abuk D- Nhial

      Mohammed,I thimk you are not skilled at work to be listened at by.

      It looks like when an artist proposed to be a health minister.
      He was invited to attend certain great cermony where he was asked that people are diseased at large but we never know the causes and controll of diseases.

      And artist began to jot down five diseases on his note book and he announcd out that, Malaria,cancer,diabet,diarrhea are very common here.


      MALARIA is caused by too much sugar "WRONG’, (it should be annophel mosquito).

      CANCER is caused by housefly "WRONG" (it should be smoke)

      DIARRHEA is caused by anophel mosquito "WRONG"(it should be housefly)

      SLEEPING SICKNES is caused by tsetse fly "correct" (that is true only.

      DIABETE is caused by smoke "WRONG" (it should be too much sugar)

      When pretended minister went on to explain the control,the public refused and he was told that he didn’t match the box well.
      That’s it with mohamed,for some thing is better than nothing and the say goes like this "a fence of people doesn’t hurt other people but the fence of thorn hurts.

      Whether Kenyan millitiary is not suitable,some thing might come behind it but you never know. UNLESS THERE BE A RULE OF LAW AND JUSTICE IN THE NORTH !.

      Laugh or cry,contact awuoknguan@rocketmail.com


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      • 1 September 2009 12:05, by mohamad adam

        i will laugh and my words are teasing you and i will never contact some one of your standard

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        • 1 September 2009 13:57, by Abuk D- Nhial

          Teasing or laughing are the giggle of shame.

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    • 1 September 2009 04:23, by MMEE

      i don`t understand how those people got this news out. some people who has this wepside always in trable with the (GOSS)because they always not careful of leaking some Southern army`s secreat out. Even the one who wrote this artical didn`t manshen his or her name in the tope of the artical or any where there.

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      • 1 September 2009 04:57, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

        dears bros; Don’t worry about report for the SPLA being train by Kenyan Army. That is not a secret,it is another way to bust morral to our SPLA and its following who are supporting them. we became a government now. our small government is getting bigger to knock the gaint out in spot.

        thank you
        Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

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    • 2 September 2009 12:51, by Sudan Landlord

      Mohamed or who you call your self,

      You and your devils are full of innocent people’s (civilian) blood because you don’t have professional military skills and did not even attend conventional army schools for professional code of conduct as well as operational rules.
      The SPLA are not army created for genocide neither destruction of villages, towns, water facilities and breaking of bridges (generally barbaric acts). My people’s army are created and guided by teachings of true GOD and fully respect human dignity as well as preservation of established infrastructures. Hollyland (Southern Sudan) is committed to keep its army professional and clean enough to as expected by all the clean nations.
      My people’s army are set for trainings of all sorts that aim at safety of non combat parties in battles.
      Note: Civilian,Innocent People, Established Infrastructure, Villages, Towns and Cities are not what my people’s army are created to fight but rather they are what my people’s army are created to guard/protect.
      Only ENEMY OF MY PEOPLE is the target.
      Continue with your massacres and you will get the reward

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    • 2 September 2009 13:05, by Sudan Landlord

      Mohamed or who you call your self,

      You and your devils are full of innocent people’s (civilian) blood because you don’t have professional military skills and did not even attend conventional army schools for professional code of conduct as well as operational rules.
      The SPLA are not army created for genocide neither destruction of villages, towns, water facilities and breaking of bridges (generally barbaric acts). My people’s army are created and guided by teachings of true GOD and fully respect human dignity as well as preservation of established infrastructures. Hollyland (Southern Sudan) is committed to keep its army professional and clean enough to as expected by all the clean nations.
      My people’s army are set for trainings of all sorts that aim at safety of non combat parties in battles.
      Note: Civilian,Innocent People, Established Infrastructure, Villages, Towns and Cities are not what my people’s army are created to fight but rather they are what my people’s army are created to guard/protect.
      Only ENEMY OF MY PEOPLE is the target.
      Continue with your massacres and you will get the reward

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  • 1 September 2009 05:26, by Monyde Bai

    I think the idea of Kenya training the South Military is a good idea because they were the one decided to help. For example, Last four years ago if I am not mistaken, the South Sudan has contributed 1 million dollar to help Kenyan as a feedback on their support on CPA. Let not forget that we are Kenyan and Kenyan are Southern Sudanese. However, let except their offering to train our Armies.

    By Thon K

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    • 1 September 2009 11:38, by Aparana

      The leaders in the SPLA are making grave mistakes, it is worth mentioning as proven by history that no parmanent friends or enemies, who knows, one day we may ought to fight the Kenyans over boredr desputes, ILEMI TRIAGLE or othe disagreement.

      I am told by a reliable source that, the chinese are now processing and issuing ID cards for SPLA army while the Kenyans are training the officers and controling the military archieve. This act by the SPLA leaders is wrong thus, harming the national security of South Sudan. The good act should have been, selecting the best officers to be trained out side the country and they will in turn train their colleagues, issue the ID cards and running the military archieve.


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      • 1 September 2009 22:20, by mohamad adam

        even issuing ids for the south national army is done by a foreign country ? what a shame and misshandling of the south fate i just wonder because if they seeked the advise of a junior security operative he can tell them it is a grave mistake leav alone the issue of military training by the kenyans realy it is a pitty

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      • 2 September 2009 14:31, by Samabo Tuolkuei

        This is the long awaited development and aspiration of SPLM changes for the whole Sudan. My friend Parama, it is worse mentioning that SPLA will be the most strong and defensive army of Sudan if unity is made attractive and for S. Sudan if secceed.
        I am very pleased to learn this good news my friend when we fought, there was no help from Kenyan and even now Kenya is only helping in Training and not by providing militarily as Iraqi and all arabs countries were doing to GOS during war time.
        We do not even dream of China support leave alone giving IDs to our soldiers. This might by an agent of Chinese company that is doing that work and a Southern Sudanese national.

        Please be informed that this is a new era of S. Sudanese generation.
        Thank SPLA new leadership for your achievement do not be veered by the first corrupted commanders who used to divert the soldiers money into their pockets.


        Long live SPLA, Long live Salva Kiir Mayardit

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  • 1 September 2009 22:32, by Lok T Simon

    Long Live SPLM/A and well Mr Salva Kiir Mayardit together with different dignitaries of Southern Sudan ministers and well done Kenya government for your fantastic support to train southern Sudan Military.do more you southern sudan leaders and carry on to improve or equip your mailitary basis and mindless about the comments made by LT colonel Al-Swarami. Southern sudan is in maturity process and very soon it won’t be any more depending on northern Sudan government’s authoritarian comments.

    Come on!!!


    Lok T. Simon

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  • 2 September 2009 05:28, by Johnny

    The World has no Doubt of Southern Sudanese and Kenyans relationship.They will always be one and always remained as one.

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    • 4 September 2009 05:47, by biaringooooooooo

      thank 2 kenya 4 their support, i can not beliv south sudan army hve not been trained since the sign of CPA!!!n wat happened 2 the airforce they were tlkin bout lst year? cmon SPLM lied 2 us!!!! u can mail me ajakbiar@hotmail.com. pliz pliz pliz ppl stop responde 2 oshay n other losers. thank ya all p.

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