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July 31, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s former vice-president, Riek Machar, on Tuesday congratulated the country’s citizens for honouring millions of people who lost their lives during the liberation struggle in pursuit for independence.

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South Sudan’s former vice-president Riek Machar (Getty)

Machar, also the deputy chairperson of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) issued the statement on 30 July, as the entire country commemorated its Martyrs day.

He said many leaders, including SPLM founder, John Garang de Mabior, members of gallant forces and ordinary citizens died in the over two-decade-long civil war with Sudan. The late Garang, the first leader of the movement died on 30 July 2005 in a helicopter crash as he returned to South Sudan from Uganda.

Machar, who addressed local and international media after his removal as vice-president last week, further urged the people to remain calm and commemorate the day in harmony and unity.

In a series of decrees issued on 23 July, South Sudan president Salva Kiir relieved Machar from the vice-presidency and dissolved the entire government in a move that shocked many.

However, Machar has since appealed for calm, calling for the need to establish a national corporation responsible for raising funds, as well as organising and preserving such national events for generations to come.

MOVING TOWARDS DICTATORSHIP

Machar has advised president Kiir, who is also the SPLM chairman, against resorting to dictatorship, urging him to respect the democratic principles enshrined in the country’s transitional constitution, as well as in the party’s constitution.

He insists he tried to correct issues within the government during his last eight years of service, but to no avail, adding that the situation had left him with little option but to speak out publicly against such challenges, including rampant corruption, rising tribalism, insecurity, stagnant economy, poor international relations and a loss of vision and direction by the ruling party.

In a 5 May politburo meeting, Machar enumerated the shortcomings and informed his SPLM colleagues that he intended to run for the party chairmanship this year and in the 2015 presidential elections - a revelation which raised eyebrows and subsequently cost him his job.

However, he maintains that self-criticisms within a party leadership are healthy in democratic processes and that it was equally his constitutional right to contest for any political position in the country.

He criticised Kiir’s sacking of the elected governors of Lakes and Unity states, saying it was in violation of the constitution, arguing that the president had no constitutional right to sack elected governors at will.

According to Machar, the two states had not experienced situations that threatened national security or territorial integrity.

He said the only state in South Sudan currently experiencing heavy conflict was Jonglei, due to deadly inter-communal fighting and clashes between the South Sudanese army (SPLA) and David Yau Yau-led rebel forces.

The former vice-president recognised the president’s constitutional powers to dissolve and form a new government, but stressed that Kiir should have done this at the time when he wrote a letter to 75 senior government officials suspected of stealing $4.2 billion.

RESOLVE MISUNDERSTANDINGS IN THE PARTY

Meanwhile, Machar urged the president, in his capacity as the chairman of the SPLM, to call for a political bureau meeting in order to resolve challenges arising in the party leadership.

He said the party appears to have been paralysed, with the process to pass its basic documents, such as the constitution, manifesto, rules and regulations and code of conduct, all coming to a standstill.

The SPLM was meant to hold its
The SPLM’s regular national convention, due to be held in May, in accordance with its five-year schedule, so as to elect a new leader as its flag bearer for the 2015 presidential elections, has also been delayed.

The last national convention during which members elected the current chairperson took place in May 2008.

Machar also criticised the recent move by Kiir, in which he issued two party orders suspending and silencing the SPLM secretary-general Pagan Amum.

Kiir has called for an investigation into Amum’s conduct, also banning him from travelling abroad and speaking publicly during the probe.

Machar claims some of the charges and disciplinary measures against Amum could have been addressed through the party’s institutions, while others can be done by government.

He warned against curtailing constitutional rights and freedoms of individuals, particularly freedoms of movement and expression.

The former vice-president further told the press that he had helped Kiir get elected when he campaigned alongside the latter in the country’s nine states during the 2010 elections. According to Machar, he first introduced Kiir to voters in Lakes state as his running mate, hoping that the South Sudan leader would accord him the same when he ended his 10-year stay at the helm come 2015.

“The president has reneged on the gentlemen agreement we had during the elections as running mates”, he added.

Machar also decried the president’s “one-man show” and his lack of attaching importance to the ruling party, saying he should have consulted with the politburo - the highest political organ of the party - on the formation of the next cabinet.

Machar has reiterated his intention to unseat Kiir in both the ruling party leadership and in the government’s top seat by 2015.

An analyst said the next battle ground is clearly drawn in the party, adding that unlike the government where Kiir has clear-cut constitutional powers to sack any one at will, he does have the same rights within the party to dismiss senior officials elected by the SPLM national liberation council.

“Besides, it seems Kiir will have light weight and less influence in the politburo or the institution may split as Machar seems to have gained more ground than Kiir in the most powerful party institution,” he said.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:27, by Good South Sudanese

    Don’t make any foolish step of trying to disarm Riek Machar or any other leader. To do so you will be crossing red lines and the hell will break lose. Leave Riek Machar alone.

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    • 31 July 2013 08:49, by Sundayw

      RIEK the WEASEL is a disrespectful tribalist who has probably made his final mistake. He has his head filled with nonsense by his in-laws in UK and some misguided liberals in the US. His is on a thin ice and it won’t be pretty when it cracks. We now have a country cleansed of corrupt and tribal elements. Our gallant President will now select a team of his liking.

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      • 31 July 2013 09:08, by Joseph Canada

        NO!!! YOU HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD RIEK’S PATRIOTISM. HE’S CLEARLY TELLING THE TRUTH AND WAY FORWARD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATION IN WHICH MINORITIES ARE INCLUDED. HE’S NOT A TRIBALIST AS YOU SEE. I SEE SOMEONE WHO LOVE TRANSPARENCY AND THE TRUTH. HE TRIED FOR 8YRS AND WAS IGNORED. HE’S RIGHT ON EVERYTHING.

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        • 31 July 2013 09:42, by Costa

          Joseph Canada: Anyone who has a brain should be able to differentiate between the Democratic principles advocated by Riak and the visible dictatorship practice by Kiir. Riak is smart and brilliant in mobilizing his supporters and minorities. The best way for kiir to win is to issue another decree obliging all to vote for him. Even his own supporters are already giving conditions for voting him in.

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          • 31 July 2013 10:02, by Joseph Canada

            hahaha.. Trust me Costa. The only powers the president us is decree. The guy have no political speech. He doesn’t realize that they put him there in 2008 just to respect the Chain of command from Garang. If he knew how to rule why did he request his VP to run in his behave? anyone remember this. He won on a referendum ticket not on a presidential Campaign to the Southerners. Some for got this

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            • 31 July 2013 10:55, by Ding Ding

              Joesph Canada, please enjoy your living in Canada these affairs are belong to South Sudan not Canada.Riek is a failure and he should be terminated in SPLM once the next VP come he will be the deputy chairman not riek any more, please fuck off with your dirty mouth

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              • 31 July 2013 15:52, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

                Ding Diing
                Please dink ur win normally don’t wast ur time for Dr Dr Macher. Machar now is out of Dictetorial rule Dunker Kiir.
                Plse Canada ur are the truth man of this Nation whether ur are in U S or Europ.

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                • 31 July 2013 16:20, by Ding Ding

                  Pinyin Gatkuoth, good news from your mouth so you call me now a winner is it? check your writting I really appreciate for to win.No politics for South Sudan in US or Europ just only here in South Sudan

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                • 31 July 2013 16:22, by Ding Ding

                  Pinyin Gatkuoth, good news from your mouth so you call me now a winner is it? check your writting I really appreciate for to win.No politics for South Sudan in US or Europ just only here in South Sudan

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                • 31 July 2013 16:24, by Ding Ding

                  Pinyin Gatkuouth
                  Here is the party of Dr Vulture, NUER DESTRUCTION MOVEMENT PARTY(NDMP)

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              • 1 August 2013 08:38, by JONGLEI VISION

                Dear Ding Ding,
                Please your comment is very shallow though it will never be effective unless those of Gogrial and Tuch Mayardit who are relaxing on public money. Who will terminate the patriot person, DR. MACHAR? I don’t think Sultan Kiir to do it, because he knows who DR.MACHAR is.
                Con-

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                • 1 August 2013 08:48, by JONGLEI VISION

                  The late Dr. John Garang & CDR William Nyuon Bany did not say one day this SPLM is belonging to the Greater Upper Nile because they are majority in the formation of the movement/ SPLM from 1955-2005 never done. How do you say this DR. MACHAR should be terminated in SPLM? You are dreaming for hopeless brother.

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            • 31 July 2013 15:05, by Developer

              Mr.Jesoph, elegant point you inserted here. For sure Kiir is lucking political language. Legandry political leader Riek has already eyed lop pole of Kiir’s weakness. Forks, lets keep on opening our both ears.

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          • 31 July 2013 16:22, by Hardlinner

            Costa, eliminate the words" smart and brilliant " from your comment. Einstein have never advocate for killing all Germans because of their action to eliminate all the Jews. The dumb riek was responsible for killing civilians in 1991. No smart person can advocate for killing of civilians for any reason for political reason.

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        • 31 July 2013 11:16, by Michael Angelo

          Joseph Canada,
          Machar is a tribalist and if you don’t believe that then find out his cabinets he formed when he break away in 1991.

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        • 31 July 2013 11:39, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

          Mi diit, Anti-traitors, Bol Deng, Wunditda, Wang, Joseph Canada, etc.,
          Calm down, how can Dr. Defector congratulate South Sudanese for something he failed to achieve while in the bush or in Khartoum? My uncle has betrayed Southerners in 1991, went to Khartoum in search of leadership from Omer Al-Bashir because he couldn’t get it from the bush.

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          • 31 July 2013 11:39, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

            If you were demanding your freedom like other SPLA/M heroes from Khartoum through the barrel of a gun, how do u think Khartoum would give it to u on a golden plate by surrendering to Omer Hassan Al-bashir with that heavy weight education? Who is idiot here, those who stayed in the bush for 21 years or uncle Riak?

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            • 31 July 2013 11:40, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

              Tell me, where is my commander Cde. Peter Panom Thanypiny and the rest? Did they get killed for refusing to join his visionless Nasir faction? Riak went to Khartoum in 1991 but KPA was signed in 1997 after six years, more than the period of negotiating CPA in Kenya. Who is idiot to sign KPA and not wait for its implementation to be appointed president of South Sudan, Bashir or Riak?

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              • 31 July 2013 11:40, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                Did he skillfully negotiate KPA like CPA in Kenya? Surrendering to Khartoum is wrong; negotiating KPA in Khartoum instead of a foreign capital is worse; and leaving his forces behind by defecting back to SPLA with immunity in 2002 and getting them reduced to militia groups, killed in battle fields when Khartoum said “let habit aktul habit” is worst.

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                • 31 July 2013 11:41, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                  Who told Bashir "appoint me President of South Sudan and you control all the oil fields in the South"? Bashir said “I will control the oil resources first but you Riak, better lick your elbow in order to be appointed president of South Sudan”. Who managed to control the oil fields during the struggle and who could not lick his elbow while in Khartoum, Bashir or Riak?

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                  • 31 July 2013 11:42, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

                    Come on Mi diit, Anti-traitors, and the rest. I am with you. Who got Old Sudan partitioned to achieve the current freedom and independence of South Sudanese which Dr. Defector is proud of, SPLA/M, SSIM/A, or his newly formed party called “South Sudanese Defection Party (SSDP)”? I know your little brains cannot argue that much here. Have a good day/nite, brothers.

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        • 31 July 2013 13:34, by Kenyang

          CANADA,
          NO BRO, DR. MACHAR IS AN OPPORTUNIST, A MAN WHO MANIPULATES PEOPLE GRIEVANCES TO ADVANCE HIS OWN EGO. HE DID IT IN 1991 AND HE’S NOW SEEING ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY. IF HE TRIED ANYTHING FOR 8 YRS WITHOUT AVAIL, WHY CAN’T HE SIMPLY RESIGNED LIKE OTHERS? DR. RIEK HAS NEVER BEEN INTERESTED ON PEOPLE INTERESTS BUT HIMSELF. PEOPLE WILL REPLACE INCOMPETENT KIIR WITH RIGHT PERSON WHEN TIME IS RIGHT

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        • 31 July 2013 14:29, by Ding Ding

          Dear all, here is the party of Dr vulture, NUER DESTRUCTION MOVEMENT PARTY(NDMP).

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        • 1 August 2013 05:05, by Garkoth Geng

          Dr. Riek Machar.
          I greed and hope you would learn from mistake, first of all in 1998 in Khartoum you have shown a failed leadreship even though, solving problems was very severe situation when when did you turn your soldiers guns to your own supporters Bull Nuer,Nevertheless your leadreship failure made some divitions in Nuer it self. I don’t know how would you be able to run whole country.

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      • 31 July 2013 09:09, by Mi diit

        Guys,
        I have confidence in Dr. Machar that he will remove this incompetent baby-dictator soon from the party and then from the government. Kiir should calculate his next steps VERY will or he will fall into a deep abyss. We should lure him into that pit, NEVER to return. Violence, well if he will invite it himself.

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        • 31 July 2013 10:59, by Ding Ding

          Mi dit, there is nothing else you do apart from your husband riek, you must be careful with your riek and now the SPLM manefesto rules is open so that your riek can can keep quite this is not Khartoum or 1991

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        • 31 July 2013 14:06, by whatsayyou

          How can he congratulate when he took part in killing them like Maj. Makur who was killed by his forces in Pagarau (Yirol)in 1992. Hell with Riak, he will never become president in this country.

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        • 31 July 2013 20:29, by panom lualbil

          I know fool can blame mosquito for causing MALARIA than it biting people causing malaria-which is the subject. Similarly, RIAK MACHAR is blaming MR KIIR about rampant corruption, tribalism etc. while he was the first one to bringing them to light...which was the cast he lost his job. Ooooh nooo! Bastard, you cant blame somebody about ur failure!

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      • 31 July 2013 09:30, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Sundayw,
        Who is tribalist? The one who is holding all the keys of the constitution of the country or the one who is out of the govt? All that is requested is democracy in any office of the land! To hell with despotism and promotion of tribalism, corruption and nepotism. This country is for all of us and not a few who claim to be our liberators!!

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      • 31 July 2013 09:40, by ngadodo

        haa,lose to us Rss becs we didn’t have trust leaders why Slava Kiir, mean problem is education combination with dictatorship, tribalism, nepotism you name it. Meanwhile Riek Machar has tribalism, master killers and manipulates you names. In this case Rss people should think wisely becs if we defend for those two men we go nowhere for sure anyone from them doesn’t take us anywhere maytakeus 20yrs

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      • 31 July 2013 09:40, by ngadodo

        haa,lose to us Rss becs we didn’t have trust leaders why Slava Kiir, mean problem is education combination with dictatorship, tribalism, nepotism you name it. Meanwhile Riek Machar has tribalism, master killers and manipulates you names. In this case Rss people should think wisely becs if we defend for those two men we go nowhere for sure anyone from them doesn’t take us anywhere maytakeus 20yrs

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      • 31 July 2013 14:20, by Paul Chadrack

        our greedy brothers from bhar el gazel wanted to own everything in south sudan which will be dangerous for their security and south sudan in general,i am Speculating, are they considering people of this nation stupid or what is really in their mind set?, when you listen to miraya fm they are the only people pouring their support to president is it really a good calcution from their side?.

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      • 1 August 2013 05:12, by Garkoth Geng

        I think you are good in critising others, when it come to your leadership you don’t know how to run it, I don’t say that you have to stop your program for presidency, but you have to learn some thing so you would repeat the same mistake, and i will be the first to support you for presidency, but don’t let your self be manuplated by Taban Deng Gai this guy doesn’t any politic except lies.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:04, by Deng

      US TRIED A POLICY CALLED " A percentage of something is better than a percentage of nothing" but president Kiir. responded by saying that a percentage of exploitation is better than a percentage of nothing. So US and the West don’t like kiir Anymore so the want to install an easily manipulable national traitor DR.Riek machar.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:08, by Mayom County Boy

      martyrs is the best option work of Dr Riek Machar ,
      bring death bodies back home by helicopters is the work Riek machar
      since he become spla officer

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    • 31 July 2013 09:37, by ngadodo

      haa,lose to us Rss becs we didn’t have trust leaders why Slava Kiir, mean problem is education combination with dictatorship, tribalism, nepotism you name it. Meanwhile Riek Machar has tribalism, master killers and manipulates you names. In this case Rss people should think wisely becs if we defend for those two men we go nowhere for sure anyone from them doesn’t take us anywhere may take us have

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    • 31 July 2013 10:00, by Gat Gan Kiir

      It’s very clear that Lion still the King of Jungle, dispites the fact that goat with a big beards can’t be a master to its owner, Kiir must go by all option party or confrontation. Thank God because I am Nuer.

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    • 31 July 2013 10:20, by Peter Mading

      Leaders should check out when celebrating Martyrs day. Other martyrs were deliberately killed by you guys. In a dancing ground, an ugly girl may look at the two men as beautiful and handsome but at the end they are all dogs with tails. In SPLM Politico bureau, the really contester may not be Riek or Kiir. It could be somebody else. Unless one is born without testicles otherwise no one dare follow.

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    • 31 July 2013 11:38, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

      Mi diit, Anti-traitors, Bol Deng, Wunditda, Wang, Joseph Canada, etc.,
      Calm down, how can Dr. Defector congratulate South Sudanese for something he failed to achieve while in the bush or in Khartoum? My uncle has betrayed Southerners in 1991, went to Khartoum in search of leadership from Omer Al-Bashir because he couldn’t get it from the bush.

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    • 31 July 2013 12:15, by CHUKUDUM-JUBA

      Dinka must leave Dr Reik machar alone, this country does Not belong to one tribe alone. These tall and ugly people think that they know all kind of tricks. They try to intimidate and silent other tribes. SPLA Dinka killed over thousands of people in Eastern Equatoria state. They used Bor tribals conflict as escape-goat. Those who killed or injured in Bor village were not murdered,they were kille

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      • 31 July 2013 12:22, by CHUKUDUM-JUBA

        con.....they were killed at the battle, men and men, wasnt innocent civilians as many of Dinka said. These people do not need anyone to rule this nation,some of us knew all scortch earth policy since day one. Dinka are the worst jalaba in sudan , leave alone south sudan. Arabs never delibrately killed civilians like what SPLA dinka did in Toposa and Didinga areas. why do we have to cosume time

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    • 31 July 2013 16:07, by Hardlinner

      Look at this primitive jungles. Both kiir and riek are not king of any tribe. They are just individuals . Whatever differences they have, has nothing to do with general population. In fact most people do not want 20 century mentality. We need young leaders with modern mine. Both kiir and riek should resign along their old folks.

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    • 31 July 2013 16:08, by Hardlinner

      Look at this primitive jungles. Both kiir and riek are not king of any tribe. They are just individuals . Whatever differences they have, has nothing to do with general population. In fact most people do not want 20 century mentality. We need young leaders with modern mine. Both kiir and riek should resign along their old folks.

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    • 1 August 2013 05:21, by Garkoth Geng

      Riek Machar. you forgot what Taban Deng Gai did to you when he lay to SPLM berau that Riek Machar is doing these all because he want to form a party with Lam Akol for sake of election, I know it is hard for you not to forgive him because he is Angelina brother your brother in law, but remember Taban damage your image indeed. even the war between your forces in 1998. Tabn was the cause of that war.

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    • 1 August 2013 05:27, by Garkoth Geng

      Taban Deng read your mind indeed and he knows that you lack of critical thinking,I said before when you and Kiir came to the leadership, how will this government while two leaders are similar alike in their thoght are very limited.
      see Dr. Riek if you were good thinker when you knew that government is not running well you have to resign, that would make your case stronger than now.

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    • 1 August 2013 05:33, by Garkoth Geng

      Dr. Riek you thought you want to hit two birds with one stone,but that is difficualt to happen any you might make your case to the presidency,but i think its very tough for you if you don’t know your self, the depend on small supporters from your own people Adok) and some nuer in some where else, as some of them are not your supporters for the reason i mentioned before.

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    • 1 August 2013 07:54, by Maj-Aweil

      If there is a rules in the nation we should not be worry about any commanders or neither Mr. president KIrr. They all should be hold accountable. They nation will stand still when it come time to intervene. All these division will not stop the man who will stand for the truth of South Sudan.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:30, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Riek Machar Teny, it is true that we have to honored those who passed away in war zone including those whom you killed in Nasir Faction of 1991 in Bor, Ngok and many places. Riek Machar, you can not believe that your vision is unjust to every southern Sudanese. You cannot know it because your mind is shallow to digest things in detail.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:15, by Joseph Canada

      THOSE WHO DIED IN 1991 WERE MENT TO DIE FOR THE BEST OF OUR NATION. THEY WERE NOT KILLED BY MACHAR. THEY WERE KILLED BY ANYANYA 2 AND THE LOU NUER YOUTH. YOU DINKA LOVE TO MANIPULATE ALIE SO THAT PEOPLE CAN BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE FOUGHT FOR TH RIGHT OF EVERYONE WHILE YOU WERE LOOTING PEOPLE. YOU DIED BECAUSE OF YOUR ARROGANCE AND LUCK OF RESPECT FOR HUMANITY. EVEN NOW YOU DON’T KNOW HOW 2 THANK

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      • 31 July 2013 09:30, by Robot

        Joseph Canada,
        Watch out man, you seem to be a dwarf with history of the struggle.

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        • 31 July 2013 10:07, by Joseph Canada

          WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO WATCH OUT? SO ANYTHING TO DO WITH DEATH OF DINKA IS UNDER THE SECRET TOTURE RIGHT?. HAHAHA.. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER!. ROSS GOVT. IS NOT ONE TRIBE WHO ROBE THE WHOLE NATION’S WEALTH AND A BUSE THE GOVERNMENT OF ALL S. SUDANESE PEOPLE.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:34, by Good South Sudanese

    If I were in Kiir’s place, I would suck all those bad advisers
    who are now misleading him when he is doing dictatorship in broad day-light and yet some bad advisers are telling him, President you are doing the right thing , when in fact what he is doing now is dictatorship itself. This is what is called dictatorship, by sucking people in secret and abusing your colleagues. It is a cowardly step.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:34, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    I resist Stupid Riek Machar Teny for presidency, however, if any incompetent once from Nuer run for election against Salva Kiir himself, then I will devote myself to cast my vote in his ballot. But Riek Machar Teny, it is a big no, and it that case I preferred Salva Kiir for the next round although Salva Kiir is weak. Salva Kiir is better than stupid Riek Machar Teny.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:46, by Santino Nuan

      It is a constitutional right for any citizen to run for presidency seat but for Dr. Riek Machar let him answer the following:
      (1) If elected for presidency how will he gona convince us that he will not end up (failure) with the same scenario of 1991?
      (2) Let Dr. Riek Machar proof that he will not resurrect tribal militia of Jesh Mibour of 1992 led by Wurnyang.

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    • 31 July 2013 10:07, by Philosopherking

      Like it or not, Riek Machar is a more capable leader, he was one of the South Sudanese people who had from the beginning advocated for separation and that is why, self determination was enshrined in the CPA, it was Riek who represented South Sudan at the UN, he is the only one capable of negotiating with South Sudan and resolving the Oil dispute, and the only leader who cares about people of RSS

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    • 31 July 2013 10:07, by NO PEACE

      AUGUSTINO DENG,AUGUSTINO DENG,AUGUSTINO DENG. I think you are not in south sudan , please if u are in south sudan you will see what will happen because all dinks are driving kiir to the bush.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:38, by dude

    Let the real Riek Machar do his job now. He called for calm and that was a smart move. Now he will campaign for the presidency. This is the redline for those who do not like riek. We will see what you can do to stop since you guys want a dictatorship in the country. Watch out; he is coming back soon in everyway.

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    • 31 July 2013 08:47, by Robot

      If you make democracy preached by the west as your tool of challenging your mates, then you are on the wrong side.. British will ask you to accept being gays and that is democracy, West will condemn you in dealing with Yauyau because it is democracy, West will tell you to release the Ugandan journos without delay and that is democracy.. name it, Riek please sort to healthy campaign else.

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    • 31 July 2013 08:56, by ksimon

      Good job Dr Machar Keep it up.No matter how long it take us to unite as one nation but we will be one it matter of years.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:40, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    South Sudan is not a country that can be governed by the people who believes in drinking cow urine like Nuer people. Fuck all of them including Riek Machar himself.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:30, by Nyiktulee

      Crying baby Augustino, I think your father didn’t stole South Sudanese Public fund in this month that is the reason you are still crying about Riek Machar who have saved many innocent live of South Sudanese.If that was not Riek Machar an ass, you would be in "Hell fire" now donk ass. Don’t cry, the oil money will come soon, your dad will steal as many as he need for your family.....

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    • 31 July 2013 11:49, by wang

      AUGUSTINO DENG
      Your damn future vote wouldn’t cost much damage on Dr.Riek winning…2015 election… Dr. Riek and his running mate Pagan Amum vs. Kiir and his running mate John Luk Joak, so stop distrubancing the public with your those nonsense allegation against Riek…Kuol Manyang killed my blood uncle plus many other innocents Nuer men in coldblooded through Dr John order and we are living in the sa

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      • 31 July 2013 11:51, by wang

        Kuol Manyang killed my blood uncle plus many other innocents Nuer men in coldblooded through Dr John order and we are living in the same state now…let the past pass and move on….

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        • 1 August 2013 05:45, by Garkoth Geng

          Wang do you know believe it or not what make Pagan Amum to run for presidency
          wang do you know what made Pagan run for presidency? I will tell you because of Riek this guy dislike your hero too much, even he will pefer Kiir for that.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:44, by dude

    Tharpam
    Tharpam is a nuer name. You stayed in Tharpam which is a nuer which means Near the mountain. Tharpam kept you a live and yet you do not like Nuer. are you okay?

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  • 31 July 2013 08:46, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Dr. Riak Machar talkes about million of people lost their live. The lost of these soul Riak was taken parts.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:47, by Diu Tut Deng

    Oh Dr. you are welcome on our great day, a day we will not forget Tiger william Nyuon, Karibino Kuanyin Bol, Nyacigak Nyachuluk and many more martyrs, we south Sudanese have known that Gen kiir is wearing a helmet of dictatorship. Congratulation to you, we know you since you left your luxurious home to Bush when you were lecture in Khartoum university. you had liberated this world to us.

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  • 31 July 2013 08:47, by Son of Ngundeng

    To the dictatorship leader called Kiir mii cii yaar please the life of whole South Sudanese in the hand of Nuer don’t try others mean there will be no Dinka if you misbehave,the removal of Dr Riak Machar is enough respect yourself but!! 2015 take care something going to happen satisfied with the current random leading your food lovers called Dinka!

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    • 31 July 2013 09:06, by Chol A.

      @son of Ngundeng,you and your uncle mr hopeless Riak will die on shame because your hatred and agreedism of leadership will make you die that way. How many time Nuer has side with khartoum and entire south sudan people were still alive? please stop your none-sensen. if you think it the way you bring Riak to be preident than fuck your lial man.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:15, by Konkooc

      Stipud ngundeng
      Never touch Dinka, in 1991 nuer was only fighting Dinka Bor not the whole Dinka, Dinka by then was fighting arab and stabbed back by nuer. now no arab and any attempt the whole Dinka will overrun whole nuer. why riek stick in SPLM whom he defect from it in 1991. is good for riek to revive his party ssim.

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      • 31 July 2013 12:58, by Son of Ngundeng

        Dear leilgaynii Dinka, Riak was fought for the self determination not for Nuer, for whole entire South Sudan to release the food lovers Dinka from North Sudan, where they traumatize of making alcoholic under the Arab’s buildings in Hajusef and Mayo while Nuer were fighting with the fake Arab in the bushes even now many Bargazal people still in Khartoum why your fucking drankat were not bring them,

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  • 31 July 2013 08:58, by Diu Tut Deng

    Augustino Deng
    understand the word martyrs, these are the people who died in our longer struggle for the cost of Independence including those Killed by General Kiir, John Garang , Kuol Manyang, Riek, George Athor....do you know machiel majiek was kiir by kiir him self? how many kiir killed in greater bahr el ghazal south sudan at large? we know them.its because men could not cry daily.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:08, by Robot

      Diu,
      I am urging your likes n every commentator in this forum, NOBODY who is dispensable even Kiir himself will one day GO, but remember Morgan Tshingirai is still like a tethered bull because he is a puppet who purports Western agendas. South Sudanese are not stupid and whenever you people (Nuer) take it on a tribal line is unacceptable. DON’T REMIND PEOPLE OF 1991 BOR MASSACRE!!!!.

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      • 31 July 2013 14:16, by Costa

        Robot: If there is anything good that Mogabi has gained from fighting the west, it is his prolonged life that he had been assisting with country’s public resources. The poor ideology of scapegoating the west to oppress the people is the very thing that is bringing back the West in Africa more powerfully. Otherwise, why did we fought Jalaba? if we are bringing back 5 times as much their dirt.

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      • 1 August 2013 07:33, by Maj-Aweil

        s there any independent candidate who can lead South Sudan out of this division. Riek Macher has high education but the chose he made in the post cannot be forgotten. especially if we are talking about democratic way. you should be praise by your action. However, not all leaders have high level of eduction, so I do not see that is the problem in our president;...

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  • 31 July 2013 09:03, by Gatluak Reat Nhial

    you guys somethings is going wrong with you the commentors, those two international bodies are supposed not to be insulted in the Media opposely like that Kiir is an immuned President elected by South Sudanese including you yet Riek Machar is prominent politician which is also not in your level to be insult,therefore am urging your patriotics to reffrained from such a things.otherwise respect!!!!!

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    • 31 July 2013 10:04, by Santino Nuan

      It proved to me that we are the only people in the who abuse social media. You are now tarnishing the image of the beloved South Sudan with your negative comments Don’t pretend that you are civilized ever. A civilized person does not insult characters instead he/she criticizes constructively.

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  • 31 July 2013 09:04, by Deng

    Who would vote for a president with dubious records of changing sides and igniting tribal wars in a country. DR Riek machar deserves more punishment than just firing him.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:11, by Oakwood Mooth

      1991 is historical to you and so is it to us as Bor in Christ as things stands now!!!. Note that you are geographically misplaced as Naath and must adher to healthy debutes or else go to hell twinically!!!. Wherever you are, you are exposed to risks as Dinka override the rule currently. By Christ The King!!!, you CALL Him Madit or David Beckham?!The hell has already fallen loose against the wicked

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      • 31 July 2013 09:15, by Oakwood Mooth

        AS THINGS stands disrespectly now! RESORTING to Dictatorship is the way to go to drill respect and set things straight and rightiously!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 31 July 2013 09:18, by dude

    Go Machar congratulate your people on the most important day. We are behind and we cannot wait the day that you will become a president of South Sudan. we cannot wait because all the talking about tribalism will be ended on that day. We know that you will rule without any discrimination because your heart does not know it. I am sorry for those that do not know you very well.

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    • 31 July 2013 09:24, by dude

      Machar Machar Machar Machar Machar oyeee

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  • 31 July 2013 09:35, by Nyiktulee

    Crying baby Augustino, I think your father didn’t stole South Sudanese Public fund in this month that is the reason you are still crying about Riek Machar who have saved many innocent live of South Sudanese.If that was not Riek Machar an ass, you would be in "Hell fire" now donk ass. Don’t cry, the oil money will come soon, your dad will steal as many as he need for your family.....

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  • 31 July 2013 09:42, by Diu Tut Deng

    Who is ready to welcome dictatorship take care dictators south sudan has a fierce people it doesn’t need military rule he (dictator president) can’t survived.

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  • 31 July 2013 09:48, by Bamba

    Go ahead Dr Machar we in equatoria are rallying behind you
    and you will defeat that hyena called Kirr.Just be confident and play your cards well you are the man of the people and you have a vision for the people of south sudan and work for the aspirations of the people of south sudan unlike jenge kirr who only fills the stomach of his dinkas without any plan 4 the country as a whole.

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  • 31 July 2013 09:58, by dude

    Yes Dr. Machar does not know any discrimination. he loves all his people equally because we are one family. Kiir is the only guys that is dividing the family because he wants to keep stealing his family money and leaves with it one day.

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  • 31 July 2013 10:04, by Guandong

    Yes Mr. Machar its our country we can’t stop doing the right thing bcoz of all these nonsense word of Kiir. He is wasting his time he will not go any where with out help from us. Continue doing right thing will help u in ur campaigh during election.

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  • 31 July 2013 10:13, by Philosopherking

    If Kirr can not handle internal disagreements and challenge within the party, what then do we call that? Not a dictatorship? How will Kirr then handle real political challenge from an opposition party? He can’t even handle criticisms from journalists, isn’t that dictatorship? Is this what we fought for?

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  • 31 July 2013 10:19, by JAMADU

    Riek compaign sound good, but his hand is not yet clean of innocent blood(1990s) to be voted for to the country’s highest office. Let him not waste his time for the presidency position instead of teaching at Juba University to build the victim of his rebellions and then to be forgiven. God curse those who don’t repent for their bad deed.

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    • 31 July 2013 10:37, by change for better

      it not waste of time my friend it is democratic mean there is a millions are waiting for him 2015 don,t be surprise he is going confidentially to takeover and unseat kiir by democratic mean not use of violence as you are dancing and singing of it no violence yes for democratic process

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  • 31 July 2013 10:32, by change for better

    machar you are really true leader for this young nation i hope all your rival will sound like you not just issues many decrees that one day will harm our nation let us be clear president has of removal machar because it is political mandate no one can debate on it but he does haven,t ant authority of removable or suspend any members in splm political party i hope he will not even think about it

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  • 31 July 2013 10:40, by Letigolight

    Dear SIR, thank you fro your firmness and maturity! NOW there is news and progress in SOuth Sudan! DO NOT WAVER, you have our FIRM support and I take this opportunity to inform the US secretary - Mr Kerry to warn KIIR to desist from despotism, Thank you Sir

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  • 31 July 2013 13:04, by Philosopherking

    Yes Machar defected to Khartoum, but that was then. The difference was that, it was a guerrilla war, but now we are a country, thanks to Machar for his stand for separation. Kirr still rules the country as if he is running a guerrilla war. Stop wasting your time, get a life and begin to live without Kir. Who is Kirr ans what has he done for South Sudan?

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  • 31 July 2013 13:55, by Kenyang

    STOP LISTENING TO SUDANTRIBUNE, DR. MACHAR HAS NO INFLUENCE IN ANY BRANCH NOR WILL HE BE CHAIRMAN OF SPLM OR PRESIDENT OF SOUTH SUDAN. PEOPLE RUN AND WIN BASED ON THEIR CLEAN RECORDS. DR. MACHAR HAS DIRTY RECORDS, HE CAN’T WIN EVEN IN HIS OWN VILLAGE, LEER.

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    • 31 July 2013 14:28, by Ding Ding

      Kenyang, good advises to supporters of Dr vuluture very bad record indeed ICC is at his door.

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      • 31 July 2013 17:07, by Sobat Boy

        All Dinka Kirr Supporters
        The words you used today for 1991 split were the words by Garang to defeat Riek
        Let me advice you if you do not have current urgement, you base urgement is what you called Bor Massacred, you mind is still in 1990s. Riek marginal of winning will be great and Kirr will get when the result come out

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  • 31 July 2013 14:27, by Lehlonolo

    Hi Guy’s let us reason like a mature mine not like a kid what ’s de contribution of stupid man call Machar who have kill half of million people in South Sudan and to be a President of widow and Orphan, is the one who kill the respective relative, i think Nuer are confuse on the Leadership,they use to move between Sudan Government and SPLM/A looking for what to eat but the forget what Arab did tous

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  • 31 July 2013 16:40, by Nuer Empire

    Machar has been calmed for all these years.Hee was unconstitutionally relieved from Vice presidency by Dinka Cowboy who has nothing in his head more than his hat! The happiest one will take us to the promise land in 2015 when this cowboy leaves.He values his cattle in Luri more than this country.
    The Nuer Empire

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    • 31 July 2013 16:49, by Nuer Empire

      I did not appear in the media when I saw cowboy Salva Kiir issuing his useless decree to the special South Sudanese Scientist.Riek is known for his political democracy and his scientific mind which has been admired by western elites.He will be the president and his haters will be beloww his feet.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 31 July 2013 18:32, by panom lualbil

        MACHAR must advised himself not THE PRESIDENT or he must get killed. I pride myself in never starting things I wont win or finish. It’s an ashamed or humiliation on RIAK MACHAR not knowing his status. His campaigning with MR KIIR was totally an insulting. He was used as a slave by Khartom n will die as a slave game dont stop yet.

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  • 31 July 2013 18:25, by Kim Deng

    Folks,
    The sleeping Lion is about to be wake up by the coward Slava in the year 2015. The remaining question is: The coward King is going to kick out the King of the Jungle from the SPLM party very soon, yet will it prevent the sleeping Lion to run for presidency in 2015?

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  • 31 July 2013 18:25, by K1 Family

    A fool will ever remain a fool. Mr.idiot, the confused doctor Dr. Lam fooled in 1991 and u hardly realise immediately until it took u 11 yrs serving Bashir’s manhood. Luckily, Dr. Garang forgave u after seeing Bashir sperm fested on your ass and now I think u r heal enough to be fucked again. Useless nuer, go to church instead of seeking nugundeng false prophecy. Nuer remained anuer after school

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    • 31 July 2013 21:18, by Deng II

      K1 Family.
      "Luckily, Dr. Garang forgave u after seeing Bashir sperm fested on your ass and now I think u r heal enough to be fucked again"
      I like the above quote sentences, its made me laughing indeed. I agreed your comment bro.

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  • 31 July 2013 18:32, by Kim Deng

    I don’t see any different whether the King of the Junlge running for SPLM ticket, other party ticket or as an independent. The King of the Jungle still coming regardless of coward King’s threats unless if he (sleeping Lion) withdraws his desire to lead that country.

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  • 31 July 2013 18:38, by Gojjam Tutlam

    Hi all, when asked if you are to be arrested, it would be unfortunate Dr.Riek Machar Said. for God seek you are nuer. our beloved brother Dinka are well oriented by this kind of manipulating culture,so we have one thing as nuer,cut-edge and let it be call nuer said so. has been right of the way of Dinak for decades, if they want to destroys this country let it be so,SPLM was form in Itang-Bilpam s

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  • 31 July 2013 18:49, by Kim Deng
  • 31 July 2013 18:50, by Kim Deng

    The Dinka Kingdom has been using Nuer against Nuer since 1983. William Nyuon was used by Mr. Marxist-Leninist Garagna like shield against Lt. Col. Samuel Gai Tut and William Abdulla Chuol Deng. Now, the same Dinka Kingdom is looking for another Nuer to be used against Dr. Riek and his supporters. For how long will this Dinka Kingdom last?

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  • 31 July 2013 20:25, by SouthSudaneseviews

    "He said the only state in South Sudan currently experiencing heavy conflict was Jonglei, due to deadly inter-communal fighting and clashes between the South Sudanese army (SPLA) and David Yau Yau-led rebel forces." Dictator Gov. Kuol Immunize from firing, laughing.

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  • 31 July 2013 20:25, by SouthSudaneseviews

    He said the only state in South Sudan currently experiencing heavy conflict was Jonglei, due to deadly inter-communal fighting and clashes between the South Sudanese army (SPLA) and David Yau Yau-led rebel forces.

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  • 1 August 2013 06:13, by Maj-Aweil

    Is there any independent candidate who can lead South Sudan out of this division. Riek Macher has high education but the chose he made in the post cannot be forgotten. especially if we are talking about democratic way. you should be praise by your action. However, not all leaders have high level of eduction, so I do not see that is the problem in our president;...

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    • 1 August 2013 06:40, by Maj-Aweil

      To win people hearts you need to give up something Dr. Riek should resigned from being Vic P, not the party, long time a go if he did not like what happening in the office of the President. He would attracted many people on his side. Mr President could be wrong how he handled the situation that going in S Sudan but you were part of it. there is no way of blaming one person N don’t include UR self

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      • 1 August 2013 08:00, by Oakwood Mooth

        Appointing Lazarus Kuol Manyang Juuk as defend minister is like appointing Christ as defend minister!!!. In other word, it mean you either comply or go to Hell!!!!!! Right choice!. Information to must be kept at the right hand hence Justice Makuei!. It is just God choosing or sieving the devils , curses and Good ones.

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