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August 16, 2011 (JUBA) - The leader of an opposition political party in South Sudan on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction with a senior member of the ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), for proposing that the new country send troops to war-ravaged Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping force there.

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Somalis displaced from their home villages by famine and drought pass an African Union armored vehicle at a feeding center on August 16, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia (AFP)

Deng Alor Kuol, the caretaker minister of foreign affairs said the newly independent country was “prepared” to offer a helping hand in support to Somalia in its commitment to peace in Africa in comments to the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme, on Monday.

“It is part of our responsibility to help our Somalia brothers and sisters to achieve peace," Alor said.

“We, as Africans, must be in the lead to alleviate problems before we ask the Western world or anyone else, to come to our help”, he added.

Some 3.7 million Somalis are at risk of starvation, the majority of them in the south of the country that has been in a state of armed anarchy for two decades, complicating any humanitarian relief effort.

Around 100,000 Somalis who have fled to the capital Mogadishu from other parts of the country due to a severe drought are facing famine, and aid groups are struggling to provide emergency supplies.

But Peter Abdullah Raman Sule, the leader of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Tuesday said the new country should focus on addressing its internal security challenges before offering to send troops abroad.

“There is no doubt that South Sudan as a member of the international community should contribute to the maintenance of peace and stability of any country in the world, especially the African countries to which it belongs, but I think this is not yet time”, said Sule.

“South Sudan has a lot of challenges which I think should be addressed before reaching out with help” he added.

“If we go without having solved our own problems, what examples are we giving the world? How would our intervention be perceived [...] if we have not addressed our own issues”, asked the opposition leader.

Several rebels groups operate in South Sudan including the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as well a politically motivated rebellions. South Sudan also suffers from cattle raiding and banditry.

The veteran politician argued that there is no logic in sending troops to Somalia at a time the country needs provide adequate security and maintain stability so the government can implement development projects.

Garang Makuac Deng, a businessman in Juba said he would prefer that the government give priority to internal security matters before it could think of any international intervention. He argued that there appears to be an increase in criminal activity in the new nation.

"Shops and stores are broken during the day by organized groups. Women are robbed and people suspected of having money are killed. They even go to individual houses suspected of having money. These are issues which the government should address first”, explained Deng

Many African units make up the UN peacekeeping mission to South Sudan, which became independent on July 9th as part of a 2005 peace deal.

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  • 17 August 2011 06:55, by belle loboi

    Those who speak arabic are destroying OUR south Sudan like DENG ALOR WHO IS JUST EXCITING WHILE HIS OWN FAMILIES ARE SUFFERING IN ABYEI.

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    • 17 August 2011 07:43, by MINDED.DUDE

      Why everybody is panicking here?
      So what if south sudan leaders approved to send troop to somalia!!!!!
      who sent Nuer militia to fight south kordofan SPLA army???
      we have over 180,000 south sudan army,we need to send at least 10 thousand to help ugandan army and battle with Al shabab terrorists.

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      • 17 August 2011 08:14, by Mi diit

        Those coward but emotionally arrogant politicians will make South Sudan look more stupid in the eye of the international community.

        We are begging the UN to send us 7,000 peacekeeping force simply because we cannot maintain our own security and yet you want to send your security people as peacekeepers in another country. What is this kind of stupidity???

        We have the rebels, the militias, the raiders, the LRA, the bandits, the robbers, etc, that we want to handle first before one could even think of maintaining security in another country.

        No wonder that these politicians fail to address insecurity in South Sudan given that kind of mentality which messes up priorities.

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        • 17 August 2011 15:05, by Abyei Soil

          You’ll keep abusing, insulting leaders and talking irrelevantly but it can’t owe you a single help. South Sudan As a multiparty govt, Mr. Abdullah is right to speak out what he thinks is good to be done and likely favouring the interest of South Sudanese but you can’t jump to abuse others over unknown reasons.

          I’m very okay with the decision taken by south Sudanese leaders. It is better for us to maintain our position of being African in African Union and shouldn’t make you feels jealous to criticize right decisions.

          We’re part of Africa, didn’t you know that? If yes, then what do you thinks if our country (South Sudan) run shortage of manpower, don’t you imagine that we can look forward to demand help from African Union as well? Stop joking and be realistic. I refers to mi d.

          Do things that will motivate you instead of rubbish thought.

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      • 17 August 2011 08:28, by Nhomlawda

        Minded Dude

        I think you need to know what is an army first before talking of sending 10 thousand soldiers to Somalia.

        South Sudan does not have a well trained and disciplined army but just a collection of insurgencies whose interest is not national defense but to support certain political interests.

        South Sudan should build a real national army which is impartial in politics before we begin talking about sending troops to other countries.

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      • 17 August 2011 09:39, by pabaak

        Those objected to sending our troops are right, its absolutely ridiculous when I receive this news from the SSTV, we have plenty of insecurity plus our border is wide open to all kind of criminal in Africa, have we organize our house before thinking of others? I,m not denying our participation in the future but not at the moment. sending troops to this kind of lawless country is the invitation of the problem by itself,specially, when there are not yet adequate security measure in place. you know what I,m talking about it, the kind 2010 Kampala terrorists bomb blast,I hate to mention this but that what its. led think critically before rushing to decisions.

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      • 17 August 2011 11:33, by DeltaBravo

        TO MENDE

        Please stop nonsense we dnt want our brothers to go to Somalia. we got to solve our Country Security first. It doesnt matter how many thousand have. i say no non no no no no.

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    • 17 August 2011 13:21, by Anti Dinka’s

      Our brothers & sisters from Nuba & Darfur tribes have pick up guns to replace the cowardness Of Dinka’s Administration in Juba to fight the real enemy

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    • 18 August 2011 05:01, by deng

      Dear Southerners,

      I agree with all your comments regarding this damnn idea of sending troops to Somalia. If SPLA fail to battle out SAF in Abyei then, why are the these leaders wasting time telling us nonsenses here.Our people land have been robbed and we talking of sending what to Somalia instead of Abyei? Lord have mercy! we need to battle out SAF first from the land they took by force as well battling LRA out in the South are the first pirioties before inviting more Al Shabad to South Sudan.

      Solve your own problems first before rushing to solved for others.

      Dengtimatieep

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  • 17 August 2011 07:04, by Bush

    Sure, the idea of sending the SPLA soldiers to Somalia and leaving the LRA in WES and Abyei on the hands of SAF is silly and premature.Who are those Somali worth for the SPLA soldiers to die for? RUBBISH DIPLOMACY!!!

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    • 17 August 2011 08:34, by Your Freedom

      Diplomacy is not jut saying anything even those beyond your capability, Deng ALor has just decided abruptly to pledge SPLA troop for African Union Mission in Somalia , and our soldiers are not able to to defence Abyei from SAf occupation , we have South Kordofan here , and I think Deng is also trying to create for us Uganda type of terrorism , which he wuold not be able to aviod given the weak nature of our security force , to me it is rubbish Diplomacy to our Government, spearhead by Deng Alorm whose mother is in refugee camp in Warrap,despite luxury life he is enjoying in Juba , and too many international travel

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    • 17 August 2011 10:03, by Malou Manyiel

      Iam very appreciative to those who objected to send SPLA troops to Somalia. Let me tell you, there are a lot of times to regret when you wed in a hurry. Deng Alor and whoever came up with this stupid idea are 100% wrong. It’s very shameful to leave insecurity in our own country due to the incapability and lack of professional army and at the same time claim to send our troops as peace keepers in Somalia. What a shame!!

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  • 17 August 2011 07:12, by LL Reuben

    The troops should be sent to Unity State and Western Equatoria if Alor and Kiir lack any mandate to offer to the South Sudan soldiers. Sending them to Somalia is an invitation for terrorism to South Sudan where there’re already numerous terrorist organizations causing chaos under the pretext of illusive democracy.

    I applaud the opposition party leader for his reasonable showing of dissatisfaction to this naïve attempted-move by the President and his care-giver minister of foreign affairs. This is what the opposition needs to do in order to gain favoritism from Southerners.

    I totally encourage the opposition parties of the South Sudan to act in this manner and avoid demonstrating manners that reflect lack of patriotism in their attitudes toward the government of South Sudan. I would like all the South Sudanese to condemn this political blunder entirely so that the President knows that Southerners are watching him closely.

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    • 17 August 2011 07:54, by Ariambek

      Dear readers,
      I believe sending SPLA to Somalia for peacekeepers is a political game to show to Africa and rest of the world that new Republic of the South Sudan is enable to do so.
      First of all, SPLA need properly training, junior and senior commanders because the current behaviors of South Sudan organized forces will go create big disgrace to our new nation. Sure, Republic of the South should not attempt.

      Dr.Ariambek

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      • 17 August 2011 08:22, by Mi diit

        Ariambek,

        Just invite the Americans or Israelis to train our soldiers at home instead of sending them to die while at the same attracting terrorism to this poorly secured South Sudan.

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    • 17 August 2011 13:41, by AUGUSTINO DENG

      Dear Mr LL Reuben,

      Thanks you so much for your comment. It is indeed true that the SPLM need to send troop to Unity State in order to secure the border.

      Once again, thanks for your wise comment and keep up.

      By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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  • 17 August 2011 07:23, by Sundayw

    This is not only an obligation for South to contribute troops to secure Somalia but it is also a great way for SPLA to gain experience in dealing with a irregular insurgency. SPLA needs all the skills it can muster and become more modern and efficient. Serving in Somalia might just do that.

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  • 17 August 2011 07:53, by Aleu

    President Salva Kiir Manyardit and his V.P Must not do that.

    I think the opposition are 100% very correct. The young nation need to focusing on their own security challenges rather than jumping to contribute troops too early to unsolvable problems in Somalia. There are no worst people on the earth than Somalia people and sending Africa troops and the world army would never solve anything unless the people themselves have committed to peaceful and main focus for their futures.

    If the new president Salva Kiir accept by wrongful then, it will be a big mistake and eventually will cause him political differences within Southerners Sudanese people. Yes, South Sudan is become a nation however, the young nation is not ready yet to make contribution troops when the new nation is facing rebellion, borders issue and have not yet establishing economic,constitutional, national army is not organizes in a way the nation should be.You can name it.

    Again Somalia nation would never enjoy peaceful because they brought the radicalization style of Middle East system and the only siloution for Africa leaders and the rest of the world is to divided all Somalian people among 54 countries in Africa otherwise, the concept of contributing African troops would not make Somalia nation as a better country. This is the nation that, spoken one language and believes same one religion and they are all very much looks alikes but it is very hard to change their minds from the corruption, hateful others religions, adopted terrorist style from the Middle.

    One more time, if the new president Dr, Salva Kiir Manyardit attempt to send the SPLA, the formers rebels who left from the decades to Somalia that, could come to define the failure of setting up the young nation South Sudan. The South Sudan itself need more and more help from Africa countries and Idon’t see any reason for new president to accept sending SSA in the disfunction region of Somalia.

    Finally, mr. new president Salva Kiir need to understand that, being a leader of the country mean, you have to be careful how to make choice and sending troop is one of those thing should be approve by the representative and not the president. You need to deal with your own problems apparently, the Abyei case and the borders issue did not begin yet. As a native from the young nation South Sudan, I am strongly disagreeable about sending SPLA to unrest conflict and faliure to take this advice would result a political problem.

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  • 17 August 2011 08:07, by Wanibuluk Ciciliba

    Another raw deal again; SPLA is not yet a mordern army with the expected dicipline like those other troops that participated in the UNMIS peace keeping mission from other Countries therefore, they can not be sent out on mission yet because they still have the spirit of robbery,arogance, superiority complex secondly, when a Country contributes troops it also give all logistics now, what logistic does South Sudan Gvn’t have to provide to sustain these troop abroad when it has failed to pay their salary for atleast 3 months? We should not add problem to problems.
    The argument of the opposition leader is very measurable unlike those who are opposed to it are all the ones who wants to mislead the Country.
    Unity State, WeS and WBeG needs these troops to boost the security of the area but Somaliaaaaaaa with terorist activities let them come out of their ordeal.
    When did the war begin n somalis and how many african Country conrtibuted troops? Now S.Sudan? Nonsences vision.

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  • 17 August 2011 08:11, by Chanson

    This is another worse part of the leading party.Why did they refuse to reasoning? sending S.Sudan soldiers to Somalia is a life indangering.Somalia problem can not be solve by offering the newly born South troops.Moreover we have unresolved issues e.g Abyei case and borders etc.That is really pe-mature idea by our leaders.From east-west in the South,There is insecurity.Why is it not that they government don’t want to eliminate the insecurity that we have? Also if they thought they are good in protecting the weakest government,What was the need of them allowed the Ethiopian troops to Abyei,for protection? SAF forces are still in their position in Abyei.And our government is calling for what so-called international communities.Our government,ld know that international coms are toothless over our cases.If our government may have ears to listen from the public opinion then they,ld refrain from that idea.Because we have alot to do around us.
    Chan.

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  • 17 August 2011 08:14, by Land-of-Cush

    Dear readers

    This Dinka Government lead by Kiir and Deng Alor will never achieve anything atoll but just full with tribalism. Who are going to die in Somalia? These will be only Nuer and other minor tribes whose majority employed only in army for the sake of their survival. While Salva Kiir keep employing his own Dinka people in top positions but neglecting other tribes. Salva Kiir relieves Dinka from position with Dinka. If I refer you to presidential decree he made early of this month particularly parliamentarian arrangements; he had appointed Atem Garang as a chairperson of SOUTHERN SUDAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY and Daniel Awet Akot as Deputy Speaker.

    Look at this story at the blow!

    JUBA, 16 August 2011 – The President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued the following decrees:
    1. RSS/PD/J/20/2011 – Relieve of Elijah Malok Aleng from the position of the Governor of Bank of South Sudan
    2. RSS/PD/J/21/2011 – Relieve of Kornelio Koryom Manyiik and Othom Rago Ajak from their positions as deputies to the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan
    3. RSS/PD/J/22/2011 – Appointment of Kornelio Koryom Manyiik as the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan
    4. RSS/PD/J/23/2011 – Appointment of John Dor Majok and Jamal Abdallah Wani as deputies to the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan
    5. RSS/PD/J/24/2011 – Relieve of Justice John Woul Makec from the position of President of the Supreme Court of Southern Sudan
    6. RSS/PD/J/25/2011 – Appointment of Justice Chan Reec Madut as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of South Sudan

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  • 17 August 2011 08:20, by Nhomlawda

    I have lost hope in President Salva Kiir’s ability to change for better.

    Let us just wait for him to mess up this interim period again like he did to CPA interim period.

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  • 17 August 2011 08:44, by Gatluak Manguel

    Deng Alor should not talk nonsence, his citizenship in South Sudan is not confirmed yet and even the position he is now occuping is illegal. it is shamefull for him to talk of solving insecurity in Somalia while his own Abyei is on fire and his own people of Abyei are dying everyday of diseases and hunger.

    Salva Kiir must think twice befor he allow this to happen. believe me, you will see a very bad suicid bomp blast here in juba soon if SPLA troops are send to Somalia.

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    • 17 August 2011 10:57, by Bush

      @Gatluak Manguel

      This is just a crazy suggestion by a crazy man.
      How you talk of sending the SPLA soldiers to Somalia when your village is bunt to the ground recently and we can still see the smokes coming out of it.

      CRAZY!!

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  • 17 August 2011 08:49, by modi Losombek

    To: RSS Leaders and Ideas’s Supporters,

    This childish and abrupt ideas should be stop by Mr. President. But if those ideas are yours please don’t weaken our new Nation at this premature. You better step down and let a better and with fruitful ideas lead us.

    How many pending and unsolved issues you have in this new Nation? Issues like Parties differences which only one party ruling the new Nation, Cattle Raiding in Greater Upper Nile, Tribal killing, Abyei, and even your party differences just due to Tribal interest.

    I supported the ideas of the leader of an opposition political party in South Sudan Advocate. Peter Sule because he wanted new Nation stability first.

    Please Mr President and all those governing this new State, don’t be like those human being who always like solving other people problems and can’t his.

    Thanks,
    Modi Lo Sombek

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  • 17 August 2011 08:59, by John Gum

    Dear Readers

    I appreciated your comments,this is not the right time to our troops to somalia while somaliian themselves fight us during our struggle,they are muslim,we have to maintanin our insecurity first before intervening neighthood affairs.

    Deng Alor,why do you always like to cultivate and harvest somebody garden leaving your garden?this is a complete mess and if we go as such many peoples will rebel.

    Minded dude

    Were is famous big logic boy?........have u ever seen him commenting here any more.....he has died.

    please take many are watching u.

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    • 17 August 2011 09:11, by Nhomlawda

      John Gum

      Famous Big Logic Boy commented a day before yesterday on the suspended Central Equatoria Constitution. He is busy now days looting South Sudan resources.

      He does not complain must because he had gotten what he wanted.

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      • 17 August 2011 09:31, by MINDED.DUDE

        Nholawda,

        hahaha
        you made me laugh like donkey man,
        you told us one day that you are south sudan military expert analyzer.
        Are you also fighting for corruption or defending it?
        Leave famous big Logic boy alone.
        you are on same road anyway.

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        • 17 August 2011 10:28, by jacob mayen ajuoi

          these ’s not they right time to send our troops out side,instead to finish up with abyei issuse we are now reaching to invited another problem which is not good.

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  • 17 August 2011 10:37, by God Knows

    The bible says ’’remove the foreign body in your eye first before other’’

    How can we send troops to other countries when we even need help. We just got independence recently. we cannot talk of sending troops to countries who got independence long time back. As a matter of fact, I would even say those counries get to fight because of their riches.

    Sorry we are here talking of Somalia which I know is not developed neither rich and is in crises, but they got independent some years before us. Where are other African countries? Let them contribute.

    Let us just wait for while. It will be a matter of 3 - 5 years to involve our army in to the world. Let them get trained properly first.

    God Knows.

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  • 17 August 2011 11:44, by Gabriel KK

    Hi guys,
    who is Deng Alor? Deng Alor must know that South Sudanese are not happy with this stupit and crazy thinking. what is Somali fighting for what are they waiting for? probably God to solve their own problems. our army shloldd not be send to this failed state with no objective of fighting. our army must be transform first before considering outside help.

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  • 17 August 2011 11:57, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Deng Alor Kuol and his husband Salva Kiir Miyardit are all Stupid in minds. How come that the SPLA soldiers should have to be sent to Somalia? Did Deng Alor Kuol solved the problem of Abyei as his native home? Deng Alor Kuol is a stupid leader that will died without appreciation from his people of Abyei themselves. It is true that "empty barrel make noise"

    There is nothing in mind of Deng Alor Kuol and Salva Kiir Miyardit. If I was in the position of Salva Kiir, I could definitely sent Deng Alor Kuol to the "Firing Squad field" together with Salva Kiir.

    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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    • 17 August 2011 12:18, by Bush

      @AUGUSTINO DENG

      Hello!, Mr. Deng you are also MAD today like me on hearing this nonsense from that CRAZY guy called Deng Alor, he will never get blessing from his own people at all.

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      • 17 August 2011 13:29, by AUGUSTINO DENG

        Dear Mr Bush,

        For sure, I am really mad about this fucken leaders of Southern Sudan who assume themselves that the know how to officiate the leadership.

        Shame on stupid Deng Alor Kuol himself and his idiot coward Salva Kiir Miyardit. I wish Omar Bashir to be a leader even if he was our foremost enemy for the people of Southern Sudan. There is a saying said "If you can not defeate your enemy, then join him" If we can not defeate Omar Beshir, then why we don’t join him instead for us we Southerners to abuse the name leadership?

        By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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  • 17 August 2011 12:26, by Martin Muong

    Deng Alor is digging his own grave. Mr Alor did you solve the problem of Abyei?. If you have enough troops you can deploy anywhere in the world, why don’t you send them to kick out Sudan armed forces in Abyei instead. Cut your losses otherwise you will be nobody in South Sudan if Abyei is annexed for good by Arabs. We have to solve our own problem before we deal with other people’s problem. This is stupid idea anyone in South Sudan can’t accept even a child of two years old. Stop acting like your father Deng Majok, who done nothing but taking Abyei to North Sudan. Don’t create future problem in South Sudan by endorsing the sending of troops to Somalia. For your information, if you are interesting in fighting with Alshaabab militants, then don’t worry you will confront and face them in Abyei.Alshaabab they are the ones that have been hired by Bashir to fight with you in Abyei and Iran troops. You have no idea how much I hate stupid leaders.

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  • 17 August 2011 14:20, by kaci-banno

    What kind of benefits that South Sudan will get by sending our troops there? Leave Somalia dei alone, did they need your help? help yourself frist than think about Somalia.What is the different between South Sudan and Somalia?
    Instead of sending our troops to somalia, let the person who purpose that idea like Deng Alor, Dr. Machar ready themselves to go help somalia and leave our troops alone.

    May God Blesds South sudan
    bY: Kaci-Ma-banno

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  • 17 August 2011 16:20, by Southerner

    Lawyer Peter Sule is a proven competent national leader and politician who has demonstrated throughout his illustrious career that given the chance he will steer our nascent state away from tribalism toward nationalism and unity in South Sudan. However, it is also important to note that the proposal to send troops to Somalia also has its pros. It is a mechanism that African states as well as other states from the developing world have used to strengthen their economy through the hard currency revenue that the United Nations will pay the government of South Sudan. The second advantage of sending the troops overseas is that South Sudan currently has over 150.000 SPLA troops, which is a very big number for a country that is still taking baby steps towards economic development and stability. Currently over 80% of government budget is spend on salaries for these troops who cannot even maintain security in South Sudan, or liberate Abyei and consolidate our borders. So by sending some abroad the 80% spending on the SPLA will be cut, as the United Nations will take the burden of paying for 10.000 soldiers deployed in Somalia. That said, this is the first time I see Southern Sudanese in almost an overwhelming agreement with each other on this forum, which means slowly but surely we are beginning to create a sense of national identity and forgo the damaging tribal particularism that leads us nowhere but insecurity and instability. Keep up the good work folks! God bless South Sudan.

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    • 18 August 2011 02:03, by Mi diit

      southerner,

      You only talked of pros but what about the cons of sending 10,000 soldiers to Somalia?

      Don’t forget that the SPLA is not yet disciplined like other national armies around the world. They will be ashame to us and can be sent back to South Sudan, some in bags.

      The sending of our soldiers can also attract terrorism to South Sudan.

      The money you are talking about in hard currency can end up in few pockets and never benefit you and me (the ordinary people).

      The world will see us as stupid warmonger people who don’t care about their own house in mess but lie to put another house in order....

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      • 18 August 2011 16:00, by Southerner

        Brother Mi diit:

        I couldn’t agree less with your concern about the question of priorities. I am also of the view that the current crop of our political leaders are incompetent at best and self-serving at worst. Most of them feel personally entitled to public money and South Sudan’s wealth, and betray little sign of national consciousness, moral constraint and obligation by virtue of being public servants. In short, the overwhelming majority of these leaders are not fit to be public servants. And yet, it is also important to recognize that cultures take time to change. These leaders come from a culture of being rebels, which means they only know destruction, rape, looting and all the things that you mentioned. It will take them a while to transform into national leaders whose sole purpose is to provide services to the people, including security and stability. In other words, this is tied to the question of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR), and security sector reform (SSR). How do you reintegrate the rank and file of rebel soldiers back into constructive members of the society? Therefore, the reason I stressed the economic benefit of sending the troops abroad is threefold: one, it will reduce the cost of government spending in short run until the government finds a permanent solution. Two, it will reduce, albeit marginally, the crime rate in Juba that some of these soldiers are implicated in practicing. And three, it is a good mechanism for the government of South Sudan to present itself as engaged in global politics and international relations - as a partner with the world body in maintaining international peace and security. In short the government in Juba needs to learn how to multitask, namely addressing all these issues together, because these issues are all related. I hope this helps?!

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  • 18 August 2011 03:18, by Mawicdit

    Sending our troops to Somalia is not bad but the question is, are we prepare to fight they terrorise in southern Sudan???? Live about the innocent troops that gonna lose their lives for nothing and they not event well equip.

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    • 18 August 2011 05:15, by bior angeth

      I see the ojection of sending South Sudan troops to Somalia is justifiable. Saliva Kiir was surprised recently about the bad behaviors of the SPLA, saying where did SPLA get this bad behaviors? Does anyone think sending them to Somalia will help? No it can not help. So it is better to settle the problems of the New Nation and jions the rest in maintaining the peace in the World later. South Sudan will be appreciated by maintaining its own security by this time. Opposition leader Abdullah put it right by explaining it clearly what is needed for South currently. Thanks.

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  • 18 August 2011 07:05, by trulyran

    I think Mr Kiir try to make a name for himself to AU /UN that he is a good person and care for others. You cannot fix other people problems when you can’t fix your own. Dose he knows that when you send your troops to other country you the one who will be responsible for their foods and other things. This government called ‘’ GoSS’’ need to think before putting our armies at risk.

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  • 18 August 2011 08:36, by Mawicdit

    Just a few months ago Mr President asked UN troops to be deployed on the border of between north and south. Now he is thinking of sending southern Sudan troops to war torn of Somalia to invisited terrorises in our newly born nation. This guy seems is not care about the citizens of the country. I truly believe that the troops will going to Somalia you will never find Awan-chan, Apuk, Agok, Awan-mou, Malual,tonj, Ngok and all those groups are not even deployed in the area of Abyei and border of south Kordofan you only find them in Juba.

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    • 18 August 2011 15:06, by bol marol ben

      by bm DINKA NATIVE

      dear readers. Iam here by supporting southern sudan opposition not to take our solidiers to the bad duties of somalia.somalia are muslim like those in khartoum.let them be here in Juba and others conner of southern sudan but we are not going to help them.

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South Sudan’s Unity State needs a female governor 2020-02-24 21:22:18 By Dak Buoth Riek-Gaak The courageous decision to reverse 32 states was a good sign that has not only marked the returned to the Rule of Law in South Sudan but it has also sent an encouraging (...)

Will sanctioned officials participate in South Sudan revitalized cabinet 2020-02-23 21:13:05 By Tito Anthony I asked myself this questions on 20, February 2020 will I see Sanctioned Individuals or official back to R-TGONU again? Actually, I failed to answer it, but I wonder if the (...)

Why a national court may be good option for Sudan’s al-Bashir 2020-02-21 11:12:28 By Iffat Rahman My friend on the Hill forwarded me a request to attend an event with Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdallah Hamdok. It was one of his several visits to DC and the purpose was clear: (...)


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S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


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