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No training on use of Ukrainian and Russian tanks: SPLA spokesman


September 2, 2009 (RUMBEK) — The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesman Maj. Gen. Kuol Diem Kuol denied that the SPLA has brought Kenyan military officers to Sudan for the purpose of training in the use of newly imported T-72 battle tanks.

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SPLA Spokesman Maj. Gen. Kuol Deim Kuol

Kuol denied recent media suggestions that the SPLA is being trained by Kenyan experts on the use of Ukrainian and Russians tanks. He told Sudan Tribune by phone from Juba that a report carried in the online daily on Monday is false.

The Nairobi Star in a report published last week — and cited by Sudan Tribune on Monday — said almost 300 Kenyan military officers were being dispatched to South Sudan to train the SPLA in the use of their newly acquired military equipment including an estimated 100 T-72s main battle tanks.

SPLA’s alleged involvement in a major arms deal for the tanks and other heavy weapons came to light when the Ukrainian-owned ship MV Faina was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia in September 2008. There were 33 T-72 tanks on board the MV Faina, reportedly the last batch of a series of shipments made through Kenya since at least as early as 2007.

Kuol Diem Kuol said that "the Government of Southern Sudan has invited Kenyan senior military officers for training of non-commissioned SPLA officers in an administration management unit."

He confirmed that this training will end after four months. However, Diem did not disclose the centres where training would take place in South Sudan. He also added that the training, which kicks off in this month, will focus on how to improve the SPLA from a former rebel guerrilla force into a conventional army.

The Kenyan daily had affirmed that the T-72 tanks are now based in the capital of Lakes State, Rumbek where they were transported in airplanes from Moi Air Base at Eastleigh. The freight manifest of the MV Faina, a copy of which was obtained by BBC News last year, showed contract numbers that included the initials “GOSS,” thought to refer to the Government of Southern Sudan. According to that document, the consignee on the contract was the Kenyan Ministry of Defence.

In July 2009, the newsletter Jane’s Defence Weekly published satellite images, obtained via a commercial satellite, of 33 tanks moving northward. But the SPLA spokesman denied that the tanks were in Rumbek saying, "This is a great lie, there is no plane that transported military equipment into Rumbek."

Finally, Kuol asserted that SPLA is working hard to install more troops along inter-tribal lines in Southern Sudan to protect civilians.


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  • 3 September 2009 08:54, by murlescrewed

    Well played Cdr. Dim. The enemies of South are trying to blow this myth out of proportions. It is a proprietary information that should not be reported in the media.

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    • 3 September 2009 10:18, by shidd simon

      You better stop anoying the Murle so that your moms are spared of being nailed good in front of your dads with your young sisters taken as reserves only to be screwded latter at their teenage.I guess you know them well,they are exellent fucker of your coward beasts,you understand foolish gay boy?

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      • 3 September 2009 13:24, by Tony Komayiit

        To shid ,

        The madness of the dog begin with his presumption,you have been doing it for long time but what did you a achieved? this is a beginning to teach you a lesson to you fool!
        But there is no different between murle and cockroaches that live e in dark and dirty corner.

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      • 4 September 2009 04:29, by imoi adolfo

        Please my brothers that problem was not of murle you need to hit the nail on the head for it to enter directly to affirm the warppling saddle.The comment should have been pointed at those who produced the statement that Kenya agreed with the South Sudan Army (SPLA) to be trained on tactics of using Ukrainian and Russian tanks.
        You know we should not wash our dirty linien on the public affairs for any one to see it. we have always our dirty clothes like any one who puts on his or her clothes.I meant the problem of Dinka and Murle is personal,hence we should hold our tongues not to harm others we are always initiaters of problems and the same time the spoilers of that problem.
        My point of arguement is in the position to advice you to forget what had happened and stick on to seeking the peace process that stablish us a fountain of peace,justice and equality as do the librators.
        Moreso, let us also avoid insults it will hold up agitation and supotages which will not make us know the sources of proper messages and it will end us hitting on our knees and faces as you saw from murle and dinka,dinka and nuer and nuer and murle.
        I argue strongly that if something is cultivated in us of that kind,pray to God all Mighty to send the rsolutions measures.


        Sam angomngomoi

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  • 3 September 2009 08:59, by BUSTA 2

    It is true the SPLA spokesman is just lying as one of their culture.

    SPLA has failed completely there is no hope what people should do now is just to wait for 2011 so that the currenty government of South Sudan to go away by all means.

    SPLA has no plan for South Sudan why going to Kenya for training on Ukrainian and Russian Tanks?

    South Sudan Government has failed to maintain peace in Juba and yesterday alone two people were killed by Junglese boys can you imagine?

    Brother in Christ,

    Busta 2

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    • 3 September 2009 09:08, by Afredo christiani

      Lotoroboy- Busta 2-boy –logic –boy and Toposa boy plus Oshay boy

      For your information DINKA will be on your neck until Jesus come. You dislike dinka on the Internet but you kneel when you see them. Please, please if DINKA turn their eyes back to you guys make sure that your land will be destroy one day by DINKA cattle’s alone, live a side main power. Many dinks are not happy with the present GOSS so differentiate things well DINK is a tribe and GOSS is government of south Sudan. The writer is a student studying military sciences in the institute of revolutionaries study. Take care final war is almost. Take black Arab away. SPLA oyee no thank to boys

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      • 3 September 2009 09:24, by Lotoroboy


        What is the difference between a Cattle and a Dinka ? i think they are the same.let me tell you i will only kneel to a dead dinka during his or her burial or when a dog stop eating a bone.

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        • 3 September 2009 09:35, by Dinka Boy

          Lotoroboy, i am not worry about you beacuse the name justify non human being that is what it means. cattle is four legs animals,but Dinka are the husband of Coward like you. My friend don,t like its is must you can kneel when u see the tribe you mention. My friend i am not Dinka,but i like Dinka because liberate us and they are brave like me.

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          • 3 September 2009 10:34, by Lotoroboy

            Dinka boy

            Let me tell you, the two leg dinka boy behave just like a four leg cattle.


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            • 3 September 2009 13:28, by Matuup

              All that I know about the future of those working against Dinka is a great misfortune.people in the persons of Logic,Lotoroboy,Busta,Oshay,Toposa boy and all their likes are kidding.There are only two options in the world if you are competing for wealth or power and that is diplomacy or war.If indeed they feel that something is not going on well with the Dinka and their diplomacy fails,then why not they resort to was as Logic usually claims.Shouting alone will never solve your desperate grievances and I urge all the Dinkas to keep on falsifying their claims as we cue for their physical attempt.

              I dout Logic boy if he is surely and Equatorian and if true,then hails from either Central or Western Equatoria States where people are just food seekers then being a freedom seekers.And if truely from the said states,then a son of illigitimate parents who just found themselves sharing the same bed when Juba was rocked by SAF and women turned to sexual materials.The Eastern citizens are always vigilent towards sensitive issues though Toposas are staining their images with their dirty use of the outdated animal skins that leaves their privacy exposed,frequent begging and lack of human conscience.I would therefore like to advise Toposa boy to tell his miserable tribe that it calls for an immediate change to be seen smart both physically and mentally.All the communities were once like that but accepted the modern civilization and still to change more.But why do Toposa refute waering clothes upto now?Are they denied that right by the Dinka also?
              God!open their eyes to see what is going on aroung the globe.

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            • 3 September 2009 22:03, by Free Zone

              Shutoff your big mouth from Dinkas. Mr.Lotoroboy other wise u will be in trouble.

              Thank You.

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        • 3 September 2009 09:59, by fearlessmen

          lotoroboys we now know your problem your mother is a slut in north sudan that is why you are after DINKA. we will never gone give you anything in southsudan follow your incoherent language, you are already kneel infront of DINKA what the hell are you upto remeber the time whan DINKA were in the bush there were no computer to write this nonesne messagese and now they are here there is a freedom that is against them go to the bush and you will see sudan in the right hand of they GRAETER MONYJANG DINKA

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        • 3 September 2009 15:55, by culkunus

          OHHHH shit head devil boy go to hell. I don’t really know how to term you son of bitch who is against God the Dinka. please take my advice, get yourself a boyfriend from Dinka so that you can fit into system otherwise you will die from heart attack. you will never ever work in Sudan without Dinka its impossible no matter what do with your fuckin magics and hatrate you will never get anywhere and Dinka with those who are not racist will enjoy the wealth of Sudan. Listen Dog or Afredo, cattle is better than pig, and by the way don’t talk about burial, i know you killed couples of Dinkas but one day it will go back to bite you in nuts you fagot cant

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      • 3 September 2009 10:08, by fearlessmen

        GOOd one man DINKA will go no where but tall you what to do.HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHA im proud to be MONYJANG DINKA you know what? want you are a bout to die you beging to belaim samnbody around you so to me i think they are dying that is why they are talking shit to us . they will be in hell in a minute my God recaeived them in left hand

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        • 3 September 2009 15:07, by manthok loda

          Are you happy now because your fathers Arab have gone? Remember without Dinka in Juba just in 1990 young girls, women and coward use people use to be raps by Arab solders while you just kept watching with vulnerable eyes look. They coward’s people use to pray Oh God Oh God mercy on us to bring Dinka we need Dinka to save us from these mess. Now you got enough kitchen, frogs, monkeys and Dika cow meat and you begun to pretending that you are a man.

          We Dinkas, we have secured your mother and sisters from Arab and you are not happy for this. Okay than fuck off and go into the busy to fight but the time will come believe me or not. We have now build Juba and clean all they cure that were brought by your father Arab. We Dinkas are peacefully people but if you keep chest on us one day things get horrific. You should interpreter your Fearlessman to be fear for yourself man. Peace for whoever love peace and fuck for whoever need to be fuck by Dinka.

          SPLA/M Oyee and South Oyee

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          • 3 September 2009 16:30, by Abu sala


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          • 3 September 2009 19:39, by fearlessmen


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    • 3 September 2009 09:33, by fearlessmen

      Looked at this animal you are already hopless in life what are you talking a bout why don t you make sucid to get reads of your master DINKA or go to north for slevry you son of a slut this is a country for DINKA leave it or love it.lying is not for monygang[DINKA] grow you crops and our caws will eat them and you can not say anything because you knew we kick asses

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      • 3 September 2009 11:04, by Ajuscommando

        I always talk about Buata2, Logic Magic big dog, and Oshay as black Arabs and they denied as Southerners while Busta2 is now betraying SPLA Major General Kuol statement.. The fact should remain, they have come for training and it’s well cleared from Major General Kuol that, their mean objective is to training SPLA officers on administration issues not T-72 training or others military hardware.
        Secondly to that, SPLA have right to hire experts from any country to training his military personals so that they will have knowledge on the military hardware present in the SPLA, so it’s not a crime for them to deny the wrong information and tell the fact to the public since Khartoum and collaborators have no any connection with South Sudan affairs. It has come to my knowledge some Southerners still fearing Khartoum while Khartoum fear GOSS since they doesn’t have some military equipments we have them in the South. I request those weakness heart and those who are very good in hearsay to strength themselves than to be coward because South conflict with North Sudan will not end without unity from Southerners communities although we have few individuals who like money and food than their right. South Sudan leaders are playing big role at the present time as they don’t sleep for South freedom so please my people, let support our leaders although all of us don’t get fish but it’s good to achieve the freedom of coming generation than to weaken ourselves as Khartoum is looking us with big eyes.


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    • 3 September 2009 15:02, by Son of South SudanKG

      To anti-Dinka’s bro’s

      First of all, there are some info that you don’t have to share with media. Weather he is lying or not it doesn’t matter. Late him do his job and I think he know what he is doing.
      I just want to say this he is not selling the country.

      In this case nothing has to do with Dinka culture. So keep Dinka/ Jongulei a side.

      Question for you anti-Dinka’s

      What has Dinka’s or Jongulei people done to your people/mothers that making you being anti-Dinka? Coz I’m pretty sure that Dinka’s are people of peace. Not all of them of course.

      If there were no Dinka’s living in South Sudan, this country could be sell to Somalia by you Anti-Dinka’s.

      One world, one country, one people, one nation we have to live in peace.


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      • 3 September 2009 15:53, by DASODIKO

        Iranian and Syrians are training Jalabs I don’t think its an offensive SPLA to be trained by anyone on earth including Israel. So please do not waste time to justify for Sudan Arabs what you are doing. Keep doing your job the war is not yet over, Egypt and Gadafi are preparing their militaries to help their brothers in the north

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        • 3 September 2009 16:11, by manthok loda

          Hi Son,

          You are a true of Southern Sudan. That’s we have been doing not busy with abussive langauge on the web.

          Peace with you,

          SPLA/M Oyee

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        • 3 September 2009 16:12, by Kani

          Tanks from Ukrainian and Russian, what matter the NCP, SPLA have the right to get what they think can help our people in Southern Sudan as Jalabs are getting theirs from Iran,Russian,Chaina, Syria etc.No one have spoken about that and why are this idiots wanted to speak of the one that are coming to South.So cde. Doum should not react or responed to that statement becouse the khartoum government is always trying to find out what our people have, but the most important thing that we have in our hands. what we need now is to build our military power to prepare the lost battle.

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          • 3 September 2009 23:17, by shidd simon

            This is for you Dinka boys and girls commenting on this website,you should n’t be so aggressive to that extent and deny other Southerners the right of being honoured for the great contributions they made during the struggle.It looks as if you are telling us that the SPLM/A is a private institutions owned by Dinkas so that any one who opposes their policies is regarded as an enemy of Dinka.Such an atitute will only weaken our movement and the losser will be all of us and we must remind ourselves about the fact that the majority of those who are now enjoying peace harvest were either in refugee camps or hiding behind battle lines and yet they shouldn’t be blamed because they are enjoying it. Those who made real sacrifices are in actual more pleased to see their brothers eating much money even if what they are getting is nothing compared to the huge sums enjoyed by others because of their heroic believe that the struggle wqere not for personal gains.So taking more than what one has given should not generate that vague feeling of an illusive superiority.My advice brothers in land.

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            • 3 September 2009 23:34, by shidd simon

              This is for you Dinka boys and girls commenting on this website, you shouldn’t be so aggressive to that extent as to deny other Southerners the right of being honored for the great contributions they made during the struggle. It looks as if you are telling us that the SPLM/A is a private institutions owned by Dinkas so that any one who opposes their policies is regarded as an enemy of Dinka .Such an attitude will only weaken our movement and the loser will be all of us. We must remind ourselves of the fact that the majority of those who are now enjoying peace harvest were either in refugee camps or hiding behind battle lines and yet they shouldn’t be blamed because they are enjoying it. Those who made real sacrifices are in actual fact pleased to see their brothers eating much money even if what they are getting is nothing compared to the huge sums enjoyed by others because of their heroic believe that the struggle were not for personal gains. So taking more than what one has given should not generate that vague feeling of an illusive superiority. My advice brothers .

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              • 4 September 2009 01:22, by Miagak Dau Kuol

                Many of you contribute their live to free themselve from North and you are still talking about Dinka let joint our hand for Southern Sudan our own Country Indep freedom oyeee,
                let work together to enjoy our time forget your weakeness during the war.

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                • 4 September 2009 05:02, by Monyde Bai


                  Dinka has struck on your ass until Jesus come for your rescue believe it or not.MB

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    • 6 September 2009 16:24, by Arochthon

      Busta and Logic,

      What is the aim of this reckless talks on the internet? what would you gain in it? total shame!

      Every thing gets finished but nationality does not go unless you choose to be a second class citizens in your own state or you die in form of patriotism but not as you give yourself for sale, for cheap things as tigenyang and Riak Gai.
      To assure you guys,these light skin people are going to leave us in the south either they want not they must go but where shall you be there when you remain in the hands of those whom you are betraying, automatically I guess you will be executed for you deeds or else you committ sucide fearing to face the law. don’t think as if nobody knows where you always writes all those useless article, we know you very well should you continue insulting the reputation of SPLA without justifying their wrong OR GOSS you would be charged of defamation.Can’t you even appreciate the internet that you use it is one of the aspect of SPLM development,I would want to tell you that there is no need to deny that we are being trained by Ukrainian and Russian but the fact has to be told to any one likes to hear more about SPLA that why the spokesman said no.


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  • 4 September 2009 04:28, by paulos berhe

    If you gays doing training is good not bad , bse our enemy NCP[ NIF] is sitll doing his best so what about we southerners,com Kuol ? so dont warry

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    • 4 September 2009 09:03, by peemoney

      To all dinkas hated im really happy wit u guys, because witout u guys hated us no one may no kno us . likes yesterday i was at airport Uk one of whiteguy walk up to me askin me if im dinka , and im likes yeah man im ,he say he love dinka and dat was really good i was so happy so fuck de hated people likes logic gay , stupid oshay, and so on

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  • 4 September 2009 21:22, by Time1

    Arab-wannabe be warned do not start this war this time around because it will not stop,it will be so hot from all sides untill all Arabs cross the red sea back to their mainland in Saudi Arabia.

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  • 5 September 2009 06:04, by tut lam chol


    so actually ,gazele said "home must not be left thirsty."
    so nyasoutherns’ don’t worry go ahead out of what mention.
    long live south sudan peacefully!!!!

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  • 5 September 2009 06:06, by tut lam chol


    so actually ,gazele said "home must not be left thirsty."
    so nyasoutherns’ don’t worry go ahead out of what mention.
    long live south sudan peacefully!!!!

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    • 5 September 2009 14:27, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      Bravo GOSS.SPLA wants to be empowered enormously to meets the challenges of 21st Century as per whatever North would like incase of anything.SPLA Oyeeee! Junubda Oyee!

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