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Unity state rebels: we will support Jonglei anti-disarmament militia


By Toby Collins

March 19, 2012 (LONDON) – A South Sudanese rebel group operating predominantly in Unity state announced they will assist a Jonglei state militia to oppose a disarmament programme being carried out by the national army.

Luo-Nuer in Jonglei state's Pibor county, Dec 28th (ST)The South Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SSLA/M) rebel group announced their offer of assistance to the Nuer White Army on Monday.

The SSLA/M were led by Peter Gadet until he signed a peace deal with the Juba in August 2011. The deal was rejected by the remaining leadership who renounced Gadet as a traitor and continue the armed insurrection.

Gadet is now deputising the South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) troops carrying out the disarmament in Jonglei.

SSLA/M’s deputy commander, Bapiny Monytuil, told Sudan Tribune that 2,000 of their troops will be sent to Jonglei to “support the Nuer White Army against the SPLA.” This has not been independently verified.

The NWA are a youth group who have appointed themselves protectors of the Nuer civil population in Jonglei in the face of, what they see as, insufficient support from Juba.

The SSLA/M oppose the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement’s rule of the country. They have carried several attacks on SPLA troops, predominantly in Unity state.

There has been a marked rise in inter-ethnic violence in the state. The UN estimates that 120,000 people have been affected by the conflict since December 2011. The Murle and Luo-Nuer have long exchanged cattle raiding attacks but with the proliferation of small arms, after more than two decades of civil war, it has become bloodier. There are also accusations of child abduction, with high-profile people, including the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, claiming this is motivated by the Murle ethnic group’s predisposition to infertility.

Kiir inaugurated the Jonglei leg of a nationwide disarmament programme on 12 March. Previous programmes have received criticism. The Luo-Nuer claim that an inbalanced programme left them vulnerable to attacks from the Murle.


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  • 20 March 2012 05:58, by LL Reuben

    Who give a crap as to whether you will support your insane Nuer white Army? You’ve failed terribly from your early claims of overthrowing Kiiir’s regime and now resorting to childishness as usual. Go ahead and chant Ngundeng oyee and you’ll all finish dying in vain without achieving any of your goals. It’s funny after more than a decade you’ve not figure it out that Ngundeng is a joke.

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    • 20 March 2012 06:07, by Mi diit

      Somebody wrote lies against Nuer rebels. How will they reach Jonglei state. And there is nothing called Nuer white army militias. Someone wants a reason to fight Lou-Nuer.

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      • 20 March 2012 12:31, by Chol

        Where were the anti-disarmament militias when members of Murle tribes were killing the innocents Lou-Nuer?

        If they were that protective of their fellow tribesmen then the killing carried out by Murle should have never happened!
        Stop the insanity and allow the voice of reasons!

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    • 20 March 2012 07:52, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      I enjoyed your intelligence

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      • 20 March 2012 07:57, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Ruben I enjoyed your intelligence

        MI Diit I laugh on your denial

        Omoni You are the judge, who is nyagat,

        Who would be doubt that nuer are playing double game in the South,

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    • 20 March 2012 14:01, by Ruach

      My friend Reuben.Shut up!You just focus on your own problems.Has any one of your families whose faces look like frogs/apes ever solved Nuer ’s problems?You are new identified pple here.Leil Moudong!!

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      • 20 March 2012 16:15, by LL Reuben


        Nuers problem is my problem so you can’t tell me to shut up. I am not sure about the physical features you are describing my family with, they look pretty much like you. My grandmother is a Nuer so don’t insult her again. You were complaining about lack of development the other day, but development cann’t comes hand in hand with chaos and things of this nature that you’re supporting.

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    • 20 March 2012 21:06, by The Messiah

      I dont take Dinkas/slaves seriously. they are bunches of looters and gossipers who like to claim every opening opportunity.

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  • 20 March 2012 05:58, by omoni jr.

    so,the rebels are telling us that they are all from Nuer tribe.Soo Nuer alone will never succeed to achieve their tribals dreams of Ngundeng.

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    • 20 March 2012 07:53, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      You are the judge, who is nyagat,

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      • 20 March 2012 13:22, by Loko El Pollo


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  • 20 March 2012 06:19, by E. Defense Forces

    That’s Nuer plan B for Murle but still Murle will kick their Axx without the help of Equatoria.

    The History Of Republic of South Sudan


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    • 20 March 2012 07:06, by Nimber

      My friend your aligation will end up in the Air but if we decided to fight Murle, our fight will be direct not eligal like what Murle do all the day. If you are realy fighters why don’t you come direct in the Day time????????????
      stop talking for nonsense.

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  • 20 March 2012 07:09, by Akobo River

    Let these 2000 evils join thier white army devils in hell. Thats a suicidal mission. SPLA is in its mightest glorry now, whoever resists faces consequences. No mercy for the outlaws anymore. Those mercinaries sent by Omer Bashir shall face asses on thier foreheads one by one. I urge all genuine South Sudanese to moniter their moves and actions whether here in South Sudan or in diaspora. Expose the

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  • 20 March 2012 07:15, by Madina Tonj

    Toby Collins

    Well, there was no any better in Nuer society from the beginning, they all known for taitors and unrest violence for many years that is their nature. They have no friend around them, they found with Murle and they fought with Dinka. Thye all like to loot property not belong to them and they are known for worst and destruction. You can see they are attaching with Arabs in Khartoum

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    • 20 March 2012 08:40, by Konan

      Madian Tonj,

      Nuer are the most enlightened and educated people in South Sudan. Khartoum would rather prefer Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, as new President of South Sudan (Better have a wise enemy than a foolish friend) i.e. to have enmity with Dr. Machar is better than to make friendship with Ranker/ Kiir. South Sudan will be a better place without Dinka junta.

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  • 20 March 2012 07:33, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    One Nuer is the vice president of republic of South Sudan and the other Nuer is Nyagat. What does Nuer want to be done to them? Vice president was nyagat 21 years ago and now he is the leader of the people. Another one is nyagat and being supported by Arabs. Who are these Nuers and what are their role in South Sudan. Nuer are the sources of trouble in South Sudan. people want peace they are VIOLEN

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    • 20 March 2012 08:06, by wang

      I know you are Al Qaeda agent working 24/7 trying to stir us apart by using the harsh language toward Nuer leaders and pretending to be Dinka. Your plans will never work even you have got some idiots people like D. D. corruptions siding with you. Oil is gone if that what you wants us to fight for.

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      • 20 March 2012 08:38, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA


        Riek was appointed as a leader of Al-gaeda in 1995 by Osama bin Laden representing South Sudan. Bin Laden gave him money to fight is fellow Southerners.

        Wang, get out of my way. Nuer were nyagateen and Nuer are still nyagateen.

        Wang, are you nyagat?

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  • 20 March 2012 08:16, by Dinkawarrior

    The 1997 oil peace deal wasn’t for self-determination but for destruction of our Freedom! Oil had been used for weapons to killed Southerners, destroyed the SPLM/A, and selling our right with money. All Nuer community is a Money mouth, because they don’t think positively. Simply we are tired of you, coming back and forth had been known for you alone in South Sudan. Shame on you Nuer!!!

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  • 20 March 2012 08:37, by wang

    Dear reader, the reporter of this article is a liar. These guys so called SSLA/M’s don’t even have that 2,000 soldiers at their camp. Forget about they will send them to Jonglei State. They just want to keep Kiir busy and might have a heart attack one day

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    • 20 March 2012 08:41, by Akobo River

      Those 6000-8000 Young Low Nuer (Nuer white Army) was real so this 2000 are also the backup and might be real. They said it and they should be resposible for it just like the vanished 6000-8000..

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  • 20 March 2012 08:51, by Dinkawarrior

    The great British and the Dinkawarriors destroyed Ngundeng’s family and some of his descents because of their liars and crimes against humanity. Gatluak Maguel the senior and Akuek Ngundeng were killed by the Dinka warriors while Ngundeng himself was killed by British Armies. Manguel was a cousin to Ngundeng and they were the origin of evil that came out from river Nile.

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    • 20 March 2012 09:18, by Ross

      Allow me to commend on some issues.I’m regret that RSS will not move without Nuer as Separation wouldn’t have achieved without Nuer.The back born of RSS is Nuer.I’m not going to narrate the history but just let me mention some of events. Right now it is Nuer who is commanding the disarmament process and who is defending the boarders,it was Nuer who fought Mr.Georg Athor.Please respect them

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    • 20 March 2012 10:27, by Ruach

      For your information Dinka Beggar.Ngundeng died alone,he was not killed by any one else.The one that was killed By British was his son called Guek Ngundeng Bong.Another lia is Gatluak Manguel is a Dinka from Agaar families in Lake State.He is canival narrated from his families.I believe,u also have that stupid gene/DNA(Deoxy Nucleic Acid)from ur families.I can’t sleep in the same compound with u!

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  • 20 March 2012 14:06, by Dinkawarrior

    They were busied fighting Jalaba on under Juba!

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  • 20 March 2012 14:07, by Dinkawarrior

    They were busied fighting with Jalaba under Juba!

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  • 20 March 2012 16:57, by Ran Nathdial

    To all writters. If u ,re commenting on this site about mighty Nuer don’t add (s). Write Nuer. Period. That pluralise the whole meaning of that name.

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    • 20 March 2012 23:37, by allan

      Funny this nuer people need treatment they all sick
      WHat NWA stand for ?
      these nuer people brought shame to the southerness
      this nwa is a ward used by Africa America not Africa nuer shame on u guys

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