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Jonglei state: 200 of rebel Yau Yau’s militia surrender to S. Sudan army


December 14, 2012 (PIBOR) – The Jonglei state governor announced on Friday that 200 militiamen from rebel David Yau Yau’s forces have surrendered to the South Sudan army (SPLA) in Jonglei state’s Pibor county.

Arms collected from Bor, displayed at Malual-chat army barracks for Jonglei state governor Kuol Manyang to inspect on March 14, 2012 (ST)

Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk, made the announcement upon his completion of a two-day security related tour of the counties of Pibor, Duk and Ayod with British ambassador to South Sudan, Alatairs McPhail.

“Right now 200 rebel forces have surrendered themselves to SPLA forces in Pibor county – they are answering the South Sudan President’s amnesty,” said Manyang.

Yau Yau flip-flopped again and defected from the SPLA earlier this year after accepting president Salva Kiir’s amnesty to all militia groups in the country. Yau Yau and his troops have continued to operate against SPLA in Likangole payam [district] of Jonglei.

Yau Yau initially rebelled against South Sudan’s ruling party - the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) after elections in April 2010 when, as an independent candidate, he lost his campaign to represent the Gumuruk–Boma constituency of Pibor at the Jonglei State Assembly.

The overall SPLA commander of disarmament and Operation Restore Peace (ORP) in Jonglei, Kuol Deim Kuol, congratulated Maj-Gen Marshal Stephen and his team for successfully mediating peace with forces under the command of James Kuburin Ngere and SPLA troops operating in Pibor.

Kuol lauded Stephen “for the initiative which brought Kuburin and his group back to his people of South Sudan,” and welcomed Ngere and his forces into the SPLA.

Deim revealed that top secret discussion are ongoing between the SPLA and the rebels. He said he will ensure that groups under the command of Yau Yau will join the SPLA before the end of this year. He added that those rebels who join the SPLA will be protected by Kiir’s amnesty, which was offered during South Sudan independence day in 2011.

“The SPLA is also talking with another group in Jonglei state that may soon declare their coming back to the people of South Sudan before the end of this year.”

Juba has accused Khartoum of supporting Yau Yau’s rebellion; Khartoum denies the claim and counters it by accusing Juba of supporting rebels operating in Sudan. There is evidence to support both claims.


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  • 15 December 2012 06:39, by omoni jr.

    what? surrender? you have to be careful,these militias will assassinate the high profile leader in south sudan.
    There is very a big and hidden agenda behind them. watch out.

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    • 15 December 2012 06:53, by Robot

      Their surrender is welcomed, but if Yauyau avails himself, he should be first subjected to interrogation. at the end we are all South Sudanese with forgiving heart, we need to forge ahead with different resolutions to overcome the hardships the country is going through. we are already a country that will never go, therefore there is need to create mutual stay as South Sudanese.

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    • 15 December 2012 07:05, by Bolman

      you re unless idiote by digging nonsens meaningless what you mean by hidded agenda behind them getout here idiote

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      • 15 December 2012 07:18, by Ahmed Chol

        Those guns that are on display here in the picture in the article need to be given back to the owners because the government is not providing protection to the local people and their properties. Shame on them.

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      • 15 December 2012 07:21, by omoni jr.

        go to school, at least Yauyau is better than you moron. you are just an airhead jackass primitive who deserve nothing but cock.

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        • 15 December 2012 08:08, by Bolman

          at least u tasted my cock with ur bigholass after that u gonna understand what I mean mafia when u gonna urself u er too idiote than ur bighol durtyass

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          • 15 December 2012 08:42, by Bolman

            o Jr
            dn’t cross my line triator SPLA/SPLM who always killing their own pple what kind of government is that,SS they are criminals I hatred them after the death of our lovely brother Mr Abraham and the death of innocence Youth in Wau State without anysights of invesigators we dn’t has government that we have now just a symbol of bellyfilling,when u say this wrong they murdered a very risky restrict

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    • 15 December 2012 07:22, by Dinkawarrior

      They’re surrendered themselves to the SPLA because of the dry season but later they will rebel again. You need to watch out for those tricky tactics. Anyway, they’re welcome if they’re honestly come back. I hope Yauyau is not alive anymore.

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      • 15 December 2012 07:32, by Dinkawarrior

        Khartoum must learn from Juba on how to handling their own affairs rather then telling RoSS to disarming it rebels. If you fail to convince SPLA-N then you don’t have to blame us, you must think twice before accusing our government. We have nothing to do with your issues.

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      • 15 December 2012 09:27, by Murle agent

        What we want to tell you dinkass is that, don’t be so happy and rejoice yet. thinking that the war is over! but to assure you cockroaches that those whom you assume to have surrendered to SPLA, are our spying forces.

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        • 15 December 2012 12:59, by Chol

          Murle Agent, given the condition your people exist compares to Dinka people; your reference to Dinka as cockroaches would be laughable! This is like remote Turkana people in Kenya at the time, holding their noses at white people passing by them; thinking that, the white people smell bad. How funny was that?

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        • 15 December 2012 14:56, by panchol

          Murle Agent,
          u might be an agent to people of Murle but not really Murle. please value your word, Dinka(monyjaang) are not cockroaches but people whom world is fearing. It seems like you are an adapted child from Arab( Murle Arab).

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      • 15 December 2012 16:05, by manjack227@yahoo.com.au

        By Man Jack,
        You people don’t celebrate too much, 200 is nothings if kuol and Kiir doesn’t listening leave their chairs.
        Then fighting going head at last there are changes they’ re mind and do right things to South Sudan people for example Stop SPLA soldiers for rape, torture and killing of civilians little Girls and women their pours hot water on heads of people.

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      • 16 December 2012 05:14, by nuer food lovers

        hey mrs.Dinkaworrior,could u plse closed ur damn shit smelling up.ur uncle leprosy man with red eye kuol is laying,let him produce the picture of the surrenderance,he trying buy trusth and quence the mistrusth amongst the brave community of Duk,pigi and Ayod.state.only community Fear SPLA aterocity on them.for Kuol Diem he should herry up for national registration in khartoum before it is too late

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    • 15 December 2012 08:09, by Bentiu Elite

      The only way of building South Sudan is to make the country peaceful to attract others who can help us do it. The only best tools that can develop South Sudan are the South Sudanese themselves. Providing peace to South Sudan is the responsibility of EVERY South Sudanese ,not SPLA and the government of RSS alone.
      God Bless South Sudan

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    • 15 December 2012 10:55, by Nyakuzuny

      yea brother i think event those who was Assassante us in Juba now , including Yau Yau , tell the Mr.Big one to takecarry him self because I don’t believe that No body

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  • 15 December 2012 06:48, by Mike Mike

    Their positive respond to the amnesty is highly welcomed and the SPLA leadership must have to speed up the integration of those rebels into the SPLA forces to serve the nation too.The more you delaid their integration may cause their return back to bush which is not good, b,coz it doesn’t give govt in Juba time to look on other cases facing it from it main rivalry.

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  • 15 December 2012 06:58, by Hardball

    Yau Yau must be caught dead or alive! The annoyance he and his forces have done to the state is unforgivable.

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  • 15 December 2012 07:26, by Kang

    Good job comrade Kuol Dim, where is David Yau Yau himself he supposed to be among those who surrendered; otherwise your job is not yet done until Yau Yau is rest in external holy God.

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  • 15 December 2012 07:47, by michael coma

    Good news,guys.Time has come for Yau yau.Next year i know that Yau yau will surrender himself because no way of getting food supply for his army,so he decided to make peace with SPLA.

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    • 15 December 2012 20:15, by ANYANYA1

      This is good news for all of us, I don’t see the reason we killing ourselves while our enemy is watching us killing one another and laugh on us. peace and unity is what we need in South Sudan to build our new Beautiful land !!
      South Sudan oyee
      SPLM/A oyee

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  • 15 December 2012 08:24, by pabaak

    Their mission accomplished, they maim, kill and stole more cattle, so now is the time to make peace because dry season is coming and after next wet season another rebellion, this could not be last group to surrender may be whole group may soon surrender with their objectives accomplished, the scenario of killing two birds with one stone, so now the government has to give amnesty for group that

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    • 15 December 2012 08:38, by pabaak

      caused unprecedented deaths to hundred of soldiers, civilian and lost of properties in the nation. And also are going to enjoy privileges not present to all time SPLA soldiers, this will include finding employment for hundred if not thousands of militias with their "fake rank" in the time of austerities measure. the government has to find another strategy different from absorbing disgruntle

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      • 15 December 2012 08:42, by pabaak

        group into SPLA, which could be another reason why transformation of the SPLA into professional army could not be achieved in mean times

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        • 15 December 2012 09:10, by Peacocktail

          Welcome news, those surrendered are Murle Armed Civilians not Soldiers, they need thorough training first before integration if they opted to part of organize SPLA.bring them to Mapel where Gadet forces are under going moral orientation-Intensive military training.SPLA need to be very vegelance with this Yau Yau moves,they wanted to survive then if rainy comes they vanished to Savvana forest.

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  • 15 December 2012 10:43, by Nyakuzuny

    waw let them Joint us ,but I don’t trust Yau Yau again because Yau Yau he was come many time , and let them come with their Leader Yau Yau , because if Yau Yau is not in the Millitary who is surrender there is No Peace.

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    • 16 December 2012 19:58, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

      south people@ welcoming them is a good faith,even if they have hidden aganda. SPLA/M have hidden agenda too. nobody perfect,everyone sudanese is welcome;can express their concern by talking. Any agenda will stake with people.we need to work for the common interest of the Nation. Not individuagroups concern. Mismanagement is happening due to lack of skill for long time at war. we need to grow up

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  • 15 December 2012 14:16, by never

    nonesense! where are the evidence. kiir trying is best to cover up chan death.

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