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Museveni warns South Sudanese against tribalism and divisions


10 July 2013 (JUBA) - Speaking at South Sudan’s independence celebrations on Tuesday Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, warned Africans against tribalism and divisions stressing they allow foreign interferences.

President of Uganda,Yoweri Museveni, left and President of South Sudan, Salva Kiiri Mayardit, are seen during the second independence anniversary of South Sudan in Juba, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (Photo AP )

"Why do we weaken ourselves with divisions, tribalism so that a foreigner comes and divide us more?” Museveni asked.

The Uganda’s president said Africans lack organisation and have religious divisions which weaken them.

Since South Sudan’s independence the country has been blighted by fighting between ethnic groups, cattle raiding and rebellions. Jonglei state has been the worst affected with rebels there accusing of marginalising minority groups.

"Africans are leading foreigners into temptations by being weak. When you are weak, you invite foreigners to come and oppress you. Weakness should not be among us, we must cure internal weakness internally", Museveni told thousands of celebrants at the Dr. John Garang Mausoleum in Juba on Tuesday.

The Ugandan president called for unity and quoted an African proverb that “the teeth with a gap never grind the meat well”. Many in the crowd interpreted the choice of proverb as a reference to the current power struggle between South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar who come from different ethnic groups.

Museveni, observing the infrastructural development in Juba since a peace deal in 2005, said that the country had been held back by decades of civil war.

Botswana’s president, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, urged South Sudanese to continue with the vision of the martyr and that the national reconciliation process should develop a mechanism to boost unity among the young nation.

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, on his part, encouraged the creation of greater inter-Africa infrastructure and larger economic blocks and to promote social economic relationships.


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  • 11 July 2013 04:56, by Adok Son

    Yoweri of Uganda your the creative of all these confusion for giving Kiir Wrong advice to stupid semi rducated school drop out for telling to keeping dictatorship on even you are not fit to visit this nation because you been accused for the death of the father of nation Dr John Garang 100 percent was killed through your connection devil

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    • 11 July 2013 05:15, by Adok Son

      Museveni should be happy for South Sudanese we commodat all Ugandan people including their prostitutes without descrimination in all these still doing his dirty work and we are aware of this evil man he was caused more death in Kenya election 2007 because of jealousness that he don t to the rest of East African Countries perform well in term democracy and perprous economic death to Museveni

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      • 11 July 2013 05:28, by Adok Son

        I am telling you guys when the Kiir problem come with be though Museveni Kiir should not be close to him and must be skepticsm
        from Museveni because one want to finish Kiir just assign Mr Museveni you will get the job done but this alcoholic will never learn he thought that this guy is good becz was killed Garamg but he will come to you tomorrow

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        • 11 July 2013 14:57, by Dau-network

          "Museveni’s proverb" a man with teeth gaps never grind MEAT well" meaning Dr Hitler Riek’s teeth shows his brain hemorrhage or leakage when come to leadership. Guys our lovely father of nation gone, but now without Uganda and Kenya you would die from starvation. Second to that, Museveni had big help and Ethiopia during Our STRUGGLING from 1996 -upto now, only Dr NYIGAT groups don’t know that.

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      • 11 July 2013 05:37, by parajok

        This is a man who oppresses people of Uganda for many years. The reason he try to blames foreigners is because foreigner encourage democratic transformation, and he is against any democratic system. he is only dictator in east Africa and long times dictator in the continent. Museveni encourage Kirr to be dictator like him. shamed on him. hope he and Kir will die like Gaddaffi.

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    • 11 July 2013 09:03, by Dinkawarrior

      President Kiir needs not to be too close to Uganda’s President. He is a dangerous person he have to be careful about him. Museveni value the Dollars more than the lives. If Dr. John Garang de Mabior come back today, he will tell us that Ugandan Chief is more than Satanic.

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      • 11 July 2013 10:06, by michael coma

        Museveni’s proverbs are very rhetorical some times.He said that if a man from other home came to kill your father just to inheritance your mother.In my own understanding,he killed DR.Garang to inheritant South Sudan.

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      • 11 July 2013 14:58, by R@in Deng

        UUUUU guys Uganda president is not dangerous person he is only African who trusth South Sudanese. For me I really respected because all our studants are study in Uganda if he is not a good president then he will not let our students Study there. plz brither aviod that

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        • 11 July 2013 18:11, by madeany

          hi guy try to be good judge plz don,t be mine less person or negative though u the ZOZOZO KOKOKO plz get me

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  • 11 July 2013 06:26, by Deng K A Biong

    Please people, do not mingle your Local politics with this an African hero Museveni, be reminded, with out his support,you would not be in this position of celebration.

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    • 11 July 2013 06:46, by aguotwany@live.com

      Parajok, president Museveni of Uganda his telling the truth and we should respect his advice . Why are we fighting over leadership and that off course will encourage the foreigners to divide us . We must stop tribalism act and work together toward stability of our own . Educate our young children and they will bring change to all . Youth let’s challenge the tribalism and support togetherness .

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    • 11 July 2013 08:23, by Big Boy

      K A Biong
      This is not Abyei website or Pajokeen website pls stay away, as you make abyei ur owned father property business..shut up..Museveni he’s killer most Notorious in East Africa countries..if you don’t know that,as ur uncle Manylom sold abyei to Messierya and feeding you with abyei blood...

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    • 11 July 2013 08:29, by Big Boy

      Pajok Abior in Abyei you should not be enjoying luxurious hotels and claim of son of pitch Deng of dog.Abyei has never contributed with one heart. Now,those of Atem Fiyen and Ayom Matet are still with Khartoum claiming that they are Sudanese citizen and you, the clan of Pajok are here. Why don’t you reconcile the different voices of Abyei? Or you mean your presence here to be a source of looting?

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      • 11 July 2013 08:37, by Big Boy

        Cont...if my comments not true you can visit ur uncle Deng Alor, Peing Deng, Koul Deng abot, and the rest of pajokeen house’s in Juba is congesting with crowds of Deng of Dog son asking for help and feeding fees etc..and even some of ur niece son and duaghter’s they have denied to go back to orginal clan...such people like Bol Akuet and amongst other’s which i can’t mentioned their names.

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  • 11 July 2013 06:49, by ForAll

    Yes & yes blind tribalism is main virus that attacking our beloved Africa.
    Our beloved Africa has more than 60% of the unused natural resources of the earth.
    Blind Tribalism means "DIVIDE & RULE".
    Let’s be open minded as we are the true sons and daughters of ADAM & EVE.

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  • 11 July 2013 07:47, by Hongchany Jing

    Stupid Museveni
    Now you have seen that you gave wrong advice to the cowboy,and you begin to feel the heat? just wait otherwise both of you will be the losers soon

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  • 11 July 2013 08:11, by Nimule

    Museveni is never wrong nor right but the environment where we live, culture, religion, politics and others are never friendly to our well being. What our leaders do reflects what we should follow in the next coming generation.

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  • 11 July 2013 08:18, by Good South Sudanese

    Yuweri Kaguta Museveni is my hero president. He is the best president in the whole world. The prove of this is the fact that he is a believer president who fears God, and does not fear men. He also forgives his opponents such as Besyge and others.If Besyge was here in Juba, opposing Kiir for instance, such a person would have been done with long time ago, but Museveni forgives his former colleague

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    • 11 July 2013 08:22, by Good South Sudanese

      Not only is Museveni the best president ever in Africa, but in the whole world. What he achieved in Uganda and whole world, including Africa, is not achieved by any other president in our life-time. From the terrorist Amin Dada to the present day Modern Uganda we all know. But those of you who are still young, you don’t really what Museveni did not only to his people in Uganda but to all of us her

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  • 11 July 2013 08:25, by Andrew Ojok

    I don’t blame Kiir but i blame Riak for bad debts he cause during the SPLA/SPLM now he appear against for bad reactive causing much more trabalism in our new nation so now is time for new nation with new generation X as we can imagine what’s UG President Yowerri said that Teeth With Gap doesn’t bites meet very well Riak should not be Presiden in the Country with the gap teeth.

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  • 11 July 2013 09:32, by Good South Sudanese

    Of course we all know that Mr.Riek Machar is the next president of South Sudan Republic whether Kiir likes it or not. But what is important is for this killer Riek Machar to change Kiir’s tribalism and murdering of civilians. We know that now SPLA Yesterday sent a very big number of army and heavy weapons to back up the defeated LOu Nuer who were just being chased away by Murle civilians warriors

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    • 11 July 2013 09:36, by Good South Sudanese

      There is no country in the whole world who side with one tribe to eliminate other tribes except in Kiir’s military junta. He says he went to bush to liberate others, but it is now clear that he went to bush to come back and ise SPLA to murder Murle. They are now using Lou Nuer against Murle, then tomorrow, they will turn against Nuer and murder them as well.
      But these dumb creatures called Nuer r

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      • 11 July 2013 09:43, by Good South Sudanese

        cannot understand the trick until they will be eliminated by both Murle and Dinka Bor. Do you Nuer think that Kuol Manyang can be your friend or have you forgotten what he did to you in the bush. So you better think twice before Kuol Manyang push you to die in Murleland. We will defend our Fatherland. Even if you kill all the Murle in the field now, we are coming soon. He is not sending Dinka, Why

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  • 11 July 2013 13:30, by Marco Bul

    What does it mean to put your person to power by force? Don’t expose your primitivity! What about minor tribes?

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    • 11 July 2013 19:40, by Nuer Empire

      Dictator Museveni! You are such a wild animal that you were not supposed to attend our best day ever! Concentrate on your affairs where you have been leading since 1986.We don’t need your advices either.You killed Dr John Garang and George Athor,now you want to kill South Sudanese all.It would be hard for u if u killed in Nuer Empire.
      The Nuer Empire

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  • 11 July 2013 23:13, by Jubawe

    Jinge blaming Museveni at last, why not before, without Museveni where would your leader stay in the bush, he gave shelter to Dinka’s refuge whole over Uganda camps now you Dinka’s blaming him, ofcourse Dinka’s are failer every where, why not admit, why President Kirr deploy all Dink’s amrys to Juba if not tribalism,

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  • 11 July 2013 23:19, by Jubawe

    The Man with no teeth are all Dinka’s, no theeth on the top or bottom, how can bite meat if you real got no teeths, Museveni you right, President kirr got no teeth to lead the country, he’s a failer leader, fully of tribalism, killing Murle’s tribes, He’s uneducated person with no vision for future, always drunk around Juba hotel, they can’t believe they came to Juba because of Dinka’s no see Juba

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  • 12 July 2013 13:35, by JONGLEI VISION

    I warn and condemn Mr. Museveni who drives our President into wrong direction instead to warn South Sudanes people from trbalism and division. Who allows him to intefere in internal affairs? South Sudanese people are good people but they lost their hope by currently leadreship which leads by Mr. President Kiir who will not understand the transitional constitution of RSS.

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