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Jonglei: Pibor authorities persuade chiefs to stop young men from joining rebellion


October 3, 2012 (BOR) - Authorities in Jonglei State’s Pibor County has held talks with chiefs in the troubled area in attempts to persuade them not to allow their young men from joining the rebel group led by David Yauyau that is destabilizing South Sudan’s largest state.

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Youth from the Murle ethnic group dancing in Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan, 30 July 2012 (ST)

Pibor County Commissioner, Joshua Konyi told Sudan Tribune that the rebels needed to recruit young people young people to implement their political interests, accusing the militia of killing innocent civilians in the area.

Last week in Thangnyang village of Gumuruk Payam [district], a chief was killed Yauyau’s fighters who came to the village and intimidated the chief for not allowing youth to join the rebels, according to a source in Pibor headquarters.

Commissioner Konyi repeated the oft-made allegation from South Sudanes officials that neighbouring Sudans in using Yauyau to destabilise Jonglei State to show the world that South Sudanese cannot rule themselves.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and South Sudan’s army (SPLA) witnessed on September 24 a helicopter drop items in a remote area of the state. The SPLA has claimed that this proves Khartoum’s links to Yauyau although UN peacekeepers have said it has not been able to verify who was behind the incident or what was dropped.

Khartoum denies the allegations and that it assists other southern rebel groups.

Commissioner Konyi asked civilians to give the (SPLA) to clear rebels from the area.

“Very soon you will hear that David Yau Yau has been killed by SPLA like Gatlauk [Gai a rebel leader who was killed two years ago] in Unity state”, said the commissioner.

Konyi called upon community leaders and civilians not to allow rebels,whom he described as enemies of peace, onto their land.

“Don’t allow rebel fighters on your sides, the SPLA is going to clear them away and the place will be peaceful once again. Youth will dance and everybody will do what he/she wants” said Konyi.

The meeting in Pibor town, which lasted from 27 to 30 September, was attended by South Sudan’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Supply, Kengen Jakor, Jonglei State Minister of Youth and Culture, Baba Medan, other Murle intellectuals including Kenedy Gain, and 61 chiefs from the various clans in Pibor County.

The minister of youth said their mission was to tell the civilians to keep away from the rebels and to give SPLA time to protect them.

Last week, members believed to be aligned to David Yauyau, according to the Commissioner Konyi, shot three civilians near Pibor town, killing one person, leaving two others with injuries.

Yauyau launched his rebellion for the second time in April this having joined the government in 2011. He first rebelled after he lost his bid to become a representative for the Pibor area after election in April 2010.


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  • 4 October 2012 06:20, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    This community is addicted to stealing and anything that allowed them to steals is their victory, so I believed they will not stop joining the bandit gangs, for more free stealing,

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    • 4 October 2012 07:16, by Gatkuoth

      Dinka Dominated SPLA,
      Don’t disturb peace with your tribal ill intention in this website. The commissioner deserves appreciation from all south sudanese citizens and army for calling such a meeting. I am convince that you are an enemy of South Sudan. Your character without doubt suggests that you are not even a dinka. Dinka Bor knows Murle, Bor also steal their cattles as Murle does to Bor.

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      • 4 October 2012 07:59, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        You will be the last person to give me your unwelcome advices, thank but no thank you,
        I’m not in your league to listen to you,
        Gatkuoth, who told you that I’m a tribal person? Just because I fear nobody don’t mean that I’m a tribal person,
        Gatkuoth, I tell the truth, and the truth will cure me and you, I don’t have feeling to bring Nyagat Riek machar in this talking, so don’t worry,

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        • 4 October 2012 08:42, by Gatkuoth

          you are tribalist mr. Dinka. You don’t spoil the name of Dinka for your personal ambition. Your name suggest your tribalistic propensity. What bring Riek in this discussion. I think you are suffering from Riekphobia. Don’t worry. Riek won’t fuck you again. he got what he want (South Sudan indpendence)

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    • 4 October 2012 08:10, by wang

      Dinka Dominated corruptions.
      Murle are the most peaceful people not only in Jonglei State but in the whole South and don’t general the whole community for one guy. As brother Gatkuoth said, “The commissioner of Pibor deserves appreciation from all south Sudanese citizens and army for calling such a meeting” and asked the Pibor citizens to distance themselves from David Yau Yau and also convinced t

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      • 4 October 2012 08:11, by wang

        convinced the civilians to give out all possible information to SPLA to clear rebels from the area.

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        • 4 October 2012 08:56, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Mr Gatkuoth & Mr Wang, I don’t hate Nuer in generall, what I don’t like is some elements like you Mr Wang who has nothing and never to contribute anything to the south as a country,
          Gatkuoth, I’m very far a way with our friend murle tribe nor they can get me if I was there in Your region, but to proved you wrong Wang, I hate ppl who told lies, You might be knowing murle than I do but Wang were do

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          • 4 October 2012 09:05, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            you come with your poor conclusion of saying that murle are peaceful people in Sudan? Nr Wang this how I treat Nuer bad due to the lack of analysis, even some educated Nuer person will not agreed with you,
            Mr Gatkuoth, thank man if you are really a man,( doubt) I didn’t know that Riek Machar was gay, so I will now inculd that gay words in my insult to him, thank for the add up, gay Riek now

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        • 5 October 2012 00:45, by panom lualbil

          Regardless of..........this article by MURLE’S LEADERS has a lot of senses. Becos discouraging citizens for joining rebelion against their own GOVT is what leaders suppose to do in the community, but not like naath who all join arabs.

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    • 4 October 2012 13:50, by Loko El Pollo


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  • 4 October 2012 06:35, by michael coma

    Well done mr.commisioner,your people are your people they will listen to you not to join brutal rebel.Tell them that the plan which is going on now will not let Yauyau survive for long.

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  • 4 October 2012 08:09, by NO PEACE

    Joshua Konyi was nominated by kuol manyang to fight with Lou-Nuer not to solve any problem coming in to pibor county that is why Yau Yau enter to south sudan.

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  • 4 October 2012 08:20, by NO PEACE

    Dinka Dominated SPLA/M,
    To said Nyagaat it show me that you are really idiot person and you are also tribal Dinkas boy please take care.

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    • 4 October 2012 08:38, by 4Justice

      Dinka Dominated SPLA/M is just a depressed fool, just ignore his manic comments and move on to important issues, he will soon be hospitalized in a lunatic asylum.

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    • 4 October 2012 13:39, by Loko El Pollo


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  • 4 October 2012 08:44, by WiseMonyBeer

    Joshua Konyi is known to be notorious murderer. When he was with SPLA, he sold himself to jonkoz and they murdered many Murle in cold blood. Then he joined jalaba with Ismail Konyi. Again he sold himself to jalaba and they killed the best of Murle youth and warriors who were supporting SPLA, in cold blood. Now he seturned to jonkoz again. This time, the Murle warriors will teach him a lesson

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    • 4 October 2012 13:29, by Mading Makuac

      Only Joshua Konyi is the right person in Murle land who like
      SPLA.Yauyau is Bashir ’s errand and is fraternizing with
      Jalaba.Arab is flattering him that why he is upsurging
      crimes in Jonglei.Prepare Yauyau ’s eulogy buddy bcoz
      his days are numbered.Tell him to stop roving!!

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  • 4 October 2012 09:04, by Tutbol

    Wise words from Konyi and the elders, peace be with them. Our state would prosper with less divisions on our diversity. It also time for our state gov. to see to it that keeping the gov. seat in Bor do a lot of deservice to our people, not that bor is not fit as state capital, but our people in pachalla, or Boma feel of accessing services. Pibor could be central for state gov. and Bor=trade hub.

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  • 4 October 2012 09:44, by Tutbol

    We need to rid off UNMISS of its duties in Jonglei to be at peace and to tell that shifty Hilde Jonson, we thank her and it is time to look for job else where. Besides, the guys who always relish on human miseries have their base in Nanyuki kenya; we don’t know why kenya allowed them back, but we all know who they are. They’re monsters who love benefiting from human bloods and miseries.

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  • 4 October 2012 12:36, by E. Defense Forces
  • 4 October 2012 13:04, by michael coma

    Guys from today onward lets put aside our primitivity comments toward our lovely communities.I totally condemn that man called himself dinka dominated spla from his arroganics comments towards nuer and other communities in S/Sudan.I am from dinka and i don’t like that name dinka dominated spla,when and where did dinka dominated spla?spla is the national army conside all tribes in S/Sudan,whether s

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  • 4 October 2012 13:07, by michael coma

    concided of tribes whether small tribes or big tribes we are one nation.

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  • 4 October 2012 13:41, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    Cama, you are really in a cama said somebody, I m your leader too, because if you believed those leader in south are yours, than I’m one of them,
    But for your information, I m not a boy like you who don’t know the past and future, if you can change with wind, than too good for you but I m a man of my own and your allied with Nuer is not welcome, Im in the middle of power and I’m not fear nobody,

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    • 4 October 2012 14:16, by michael coma

      What do you meant?i’m not well understood your damn english.You meant that if you consider those leader or leaders,i am also your leader?how?and if you are among they leaders it mean that you are fool leader.Your comments sound like you are a boy whose penis is still moves backward when urinating.

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      • 4 October 2012 15:52, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Look how you run around like fallout boy, who are you to question my criticism against Nyagat Riek?
        You can be a Nyagat Riek defend lawyer but still you both can fail badly,
        Cama, It can not take you three days to stay still with what you hate damn you such a boy with none firm,
        You are really (still) (was) in a cama and you just woke up, what a shame you have,
        You must be playing boy,

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    • 4 October 2012 14:27, by michael coma

      Dinka dominated spla
      You said you don’t fear no body?that’s why you like insulting the vice president of the republic of South Sudan?if you are a man please write your full name, state,county,payam and your chief that is where i will know you as a man of no fear.

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      • 4 October 2012 15:42, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        I can see you are after money, do you want to sell me to Nyagat Riek? Can I know you first before I tell you myself? Dissolve all your wicked allied with Riek machar and drink it, it might stope you from back stabbing me something that you Nuer did during the war,
        You disagreed with yourself,
        And don’t talk like a coward be a man and tell me all about you and I will tell you who I’m,

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        • 4 October 2012 16:06, by michael coma

          Dinka dm spla
          I have considered you today as a coward boy.With your idiotics thinking,you will end up futureless in live.I hope you are desperate bodyguard that’s why talks shit and you pretended that you are leader.

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        • 4 October 2012 18:36, by Ruach

          I tried to distance my self for any comments posted here,but stupid Mangoor/Dinka Dominated SPLA called me back)!!

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          • 5 October 2012 00:33, by panom lualbil

            Why dont SPLA crush that gang of YAUYAU on feed like gang of 1991 since KHARTOUM was no longer hosting gangs of NYAGATES?

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