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Greater Equatoria group declares support for Riek Machar


March 23, 2014 (JUBA) – The leadership of the Greater Equatoria Council of Rights (GRECOR) has openly declared for the first time it plans to mobilise “all sons and daughters of the region” to rally them behind the leadership of rebel leader Riek Machar, in a move that threatens the seat of president Salva Kiir’s government .

In a 22 March press statement extended to Sudan Tribune, the major organisation encompassing the people of the three states of the Greater Equatoria said it will join the armed opposition group in ongoing negotiations in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The statement, signed by the body’s chairperson, Wani Tombe, described GRECOR as “an integral part and parcel of South Sudan”, saying the issues identified by rebel leader Riek Machar’s SPLM/A In Opposition, “are consistent with the comprehensive and detailed aspirations of the peoples of [the] Equatoria region” and the wider population of South Sudan in general.

GRECOR also expressed its willingness to participate as part of the rebel negotiations team “with a clear vision for total peace and prosperity in [the] Equatoria region”.

The organisation, which is an umbrella of various political parties, communities and NGOs of the Equatoria region, said the current crisis is no longer confined to the political differences that exist within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), or a conflict between Nuer and the Dinka with their foreign allies.

GRECOR said there was a perception within South Sudan that current negotiations being mediated by the Intergovermental Authority on Development (IGAD), and other international partners, are basically negotiations between the Upper Nile and Bahr el Ghazal regions, to the “total exclusion” of Equatoria region, a situation it says “is a recipe for future comprehensive instabilities”.

The statement further condemned the ongoing recruitment of people in the Greater Equatoria region by Salva Kiir’s government in order to fight opposition forces.

The release also condemned what it said was marginalisation of the Equatoria region in the important legislative, judicial, security and economic institutions in the country.

However, the three governors of Central, Western and Eastern Equatoria states that make up the greater Equatoria region have so far declared their loyalty to the president.


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  • 24 March 2014 07:46, by Mi diit

    Brave the people of Greater Equatoria. Chase that beggar Kiir Kuethpiny away from your region. Join the visionary leader Dr. Riek Machar.

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    • 24 March 2014 07:52, by Awei-ngok

      Mi diit, take away your ass in Equatorian affairs. You believed initially that you were strong as NUER without including anybody. Fight the war alone and see if you will win it. You were killing Equatorians in Malakal, Bor and Bentiu on the grounds that they were not NUER tribal members. Your dreams for NUER Nation will never come into fruition! You are fake,idiotic,and as well hopeless!

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      • 24 March 2014 07:57, by Awei-ngok

        M.diit,I have always told you that this war brought about by Riek and his disgruntled group will not reach MAY 2014 and you do not believe me,now the Greater Lou Nuer have reconsidered their stance and realised that Riek wanted to change the Nile water colour from blue to Red using their blood.Indeed,they were almost changing its colour because most of the white army are killed.They will kill him.

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        • 24 March 2014 11:31, by whatsayyou

          What a bullshit?
          Sudtribune always pubishes rubbish,
          I so far know only the so called lado Gore from equatoria who have followed Riek but none will follow him. white lie of that says equatorians are marginalized in economic, 2time consectevely equatorians hold finance ministry. equatorians hold the custom and all Juba taxes.

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        • 24 March 2014 11:38, by whatsayyou

          If they have such an intension why they did not follow him on 15th Dec 2013? Please don’t feed us with rubbish, only nuer will follow the power hungery guy in the person of Riek Machar Teny. Suprisingly i have learn that Nuer lou fell out with Riek rebelion, they question him as to why he alway leave his own home Leer and bring problem to their homes specially Akobo, Uror, Ayod and Nasir?

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        • 24 March 2014 13:48, by mathem jech amer

          If you are suffering from hunger, you should cultivate, Kiir is not a food relief chief.

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      • 24 March 2014 08:36, by Bentiu son

        Welcome bravos from Greater Equatoria region,enough is enough.Salva Kiir must go by all means whether peacefully or forcefully.The chronic hatred,jealousy,feudal spirits,corruptions,bourgeois behaviors and self services created by genocidal regime of Kiir n his yesmen/women/youths will takes century to heal or resolves.Dinka domination must be condemn by all 63 non Dinkas tribes.

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      • 24 March 2014 13:52, by mathem jech amer

        Where is this so-called GRECOR based,in Juba or just illegal group forming itself behind bars outside the country pretending to be Greater Equatoria.They should call themselves Americans dogs teeth brushers Lost Equatorians.(ADTBLE).Wani Tombe is mess individual from Bashir pockets who was longing for Unity,now he wants to put his nose in S.Sudan affairs.

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        • 25 March 2014 07:33, by ngadodo

          I am supervise with news that Gt Equatoria they’re support DR:reik Machar! it’s good bcse if somebody put he/hers interests in front. But in ROSS some people talk about their is people who leaderships hungers, yes it’s good in politics that if someone running Country in wrong way, usually their will be alternative people who not happy about its and want to changes that direction.

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      • 24 March 2014 14:27, by Bungachier 50

        Neither Dr. Riak nor Salva! we need fresh blood from any Tribe within the Country. The two have been misleading and playing with our resources since 2005. Even if we bring Riak 2day, his said plans will end in the books. Nothing will be implemented

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      • 24 March 2014 14:38, by Naath

        Tribalist I told you hopeless and confused tribal gogria president with 36 mark on his head will go to hell,so the war is getting to the nearly end.alfred Lado Gor is the leading higher ranking in rebels side, who the hell is talking about equatorian who are leading the rebellion, good luck hopeless president see you soon

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      • 25 March 2014 09:12, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

        I think it’s not a wise decision to generalize joining rebellion. This might have been posted by individuals who like Equatorians to suffer the death like those Nuer and Dinka communities. You 1st go to the bush instead of shouting at homes. it’s only in the leadership of H.E Salva Kiir where u can announce ur rebellion while in the govt. Kiir is a pastor!

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    • 24 March 2014 08:00, by Monydit

      that Wani from Greater Equatoria is doing nothing by saying all Greater Equatoria had delares support to Riek Machar ,he is in Uganda will you support while you are in Uganda ,shamme on him ,its not all Equatoria its only Wani Alone

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      • 24 March 2014 08:07, by Mi diit

        You coward Dinka so-called majority fear to fight Nuer head-on and ran and beg forces from Uganda, JEM, SPLA-N, other tribes plus half of Nuer just to fight another half of Nuer. Ahahahahaa....Now who is coward between the Nuer and Dinka? You the so-called majority are cowards. 100 Nuers can chase 1000 Dinkas. The world has now known how coward and desperate Dinka people are.

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        • 24 March 2014 08:17, by Awei-ngok

          M.diit,during the civil war,you were all defeated by Dinka with all your Arabs and Nuer militias.Now that Arabs are out,you will see.You better prepare graves for yourselves before mighty join the war fully.It is one quarter of Dinka fighting you now but you have never ever realised how merciful Dinka tribe was.Equatorians will never heed to you.You are barking dogs who are also toothless to bite.

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          • 24 March 2014 15:49, by Thokidine

            Don’t escape the point, Mi diit was very clear & I wish u could answer him properly or may be u have not understood the question itself.
            how on earth can a warrior (Dinka who claimed to be so) hired foreign troops when they had fought for 21 years with more than 60 tribes & well trained/equipped N.Sudan armies and failed to tackle them (half tribe) as other food lover Nuer have sided

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            • 24 March 2014 16:00, by Thokidine

              with Kiir. U has hired cheap Ugandan, JEM, SPLA-N, Kenya and many more countries yet u are losing the war against few nuer.
              Where were Dinka who have liberated S. Sudan from North? Why is ur war being fought by foreigners not Dinka who has been singing Dinka war song in that tribalized SSTV to show that they fought the North-South war? Is gud that u have exposed urself to the world that Nuer are u

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              • 24 March 2014 16:02, by Thokidine

                Is gud that u have exposed urself to the world that Nuer are ur husband & it proved that without Nuer, this country would not have been achieved. It is real that Dinka are just talkative making alot of mouthpiece lies while in action. They are nothing.

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        • 24 March 2014 10:58, by Ayom Ayom

          I think nobody care whether Dinka fear Nuer or Nuer fear Dinka.

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        • 24 March 2014 13:14, by Ahmado

          To Nuer and Dinka will not lead this country unless we Equatorian intervene in this conflict and Nuer with Dinka will get peace among them if not then one will get finish in south sudan because Dinkas are already getting support from Ugandan and using south Sudan resources to import the soldiers from neighbor country like Uganda, Kenya, rebel of Sudan JEM,SPLM-N

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          • 24 March 2014 14:08, by mathem jech amer

            This Country is not Islamic,it is for Magic believers, spiritual demons believers,non believers and a few christians, so instead pretending to be Equatorian, better solve your Darfur, Abyei, Nuba and Blue nile problems before extending your nose to South Sudan.

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        • 24 March 2014 13:30, by John The President

          Mii Dit
          Yes Nuer is brave community, but among, the less intelligent are the major. They few who took their time to study the nature of this conflict and strongly condemn Riek for his impatience, use of force to take power will testify this to their fellows Nuer misled by Riek when the dust settles.Brave community! Where is the wisdom,children below 18 are use to fight the useless war.....

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          • 24 March 2014 13:33, by John The President

            .... I am sorry to say this, but the statistics of the young Nuer who will perish in this war will be shocking. let wait to see in the end.
            Riek group wisdom and the future of their community!!!!!

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        • 24 March 2014 14:32, by Bungachier 50

          Miidit! Stop these nonsenses of yours please and behave like a human being.

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    • 24 March 2014 08:45, by Yuol

      hahahaaa what a media propaganda!
      the fight between rebel and government is almost coming to an end.who will accept to be part of looser in fight.

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      • 24 March 2014 08:55, by Malakal county Simon

        Its not over yet as you might have dream of; wait for few days where for our imminent attack where Kiir will run for his life this time...

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      • 24 March 2014 09:29, by Awei-ngok

        @ Yuol, I like your comment, Sudan Tribune is campaigning for Nuer again because they are definately losing the war before MAY 2014.
        Nasir will be liberated soon after Akobo. Plans are already underway along Ethiopian corridors to attack these towns in rebels’ hands.

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        • 24 March 2014 10:33, by Malakal county Simon

          I just realized most of Kiir supporters are out-side the country, because those Dinka’s in South Sudan will never dare to encourage the war against mighty Nuer’s because they know the consequences very well.... If you dare to come to Both Akobo and Nasir, I assured you, no single soldier of Kiir will come back alive we are very alert and well organised on that....

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          • 24 March 2014 10:40, by Malakal county Simon

            We will defeat those cowards soldier’s of Kiir, who have no morals to fight but force to do it anyway.... But this we will chase them up to Bar-el-ghazel, where the war will be fought until Kiir is forcefully remove!!!! It’s just a matter of weeks, mark these words....

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    • 24 March 2014 09:16, by Tibs

      #Mi Cieth
      Don’t Celebrate fakes news from http://www.chimpreports.com/ ST does have any news to day.
      To What So-call GRECOR to hell with crying.....

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      • 24 March 2014 13:27, by Nyesi Ta

        The Vice President, and the governors of the three states of Equatoria are members of Greater Equatoria Council of Rights (GRECOR). The declaration of the three governors of Equatoria in support of the President is a hoax. However, Wani Tombe has done the right move and I and many share the same sentiment. Tombe, I agree to join you to mobilize the willing sons and daughters of Greater Equatoria.

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    • 24 March 2014 09:31, by michael coma

      Mii dit
      What i know mostly this article was framed by street politicians of Equatoria.Equatorians are opportunist that have no side.Their side mostly is the winning side while Riek is the weakest man that the can not asociated with.Wait for real Equatorians reaction some days to come.

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    • 24 March 2014 12:13, by Johndumo14

      MSF:HAVY FIGHING IS GOINGON on BETWEEN REBELS AND S.SUDAN GOV.TROOPS IN NASIR AND AKOBO.More refugees are pouring in to Leitchor refugee camp in Gambella, western Ethiopia,most are children,old men and women from Nuer tribe.Nasir is the strong hold of Riek Machar rebels and is gateway to ethiopia.If the gov.troops defeat rebels in Nasir and Akobo it will be a major blow to Riek Machar rebellion

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      • 24 March 2014 12:39, by Malakal county Simon

        That’s just a wishful thinking of you and pure white lie... How can Kiir forces reached both Nasir and Akobo, while we are just couples Kilometers away from Malakal town??
        Shame-on you and i,m not surprised for you to create a barbaric liars, because its normal practice in your culture.... There will be never a Dinka’s in Nuer land.... mark this words my friend....

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    • 24 March 2014 16:26, by Adodi Jotuwa

      Ya Wani Tombe,
      Do not think that you and Dr. Fool Riek will win this tribal war that you beg to be included in the peace talks in Addis Ababa, claiming to be representing Greater Equatorial. If you want to join Dr. Fool Riek, just go without creating propaganda that Equatorial declare support for someone who keeps shifting allegiance here and there, looking only for leadership position before he.

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      • 24 March 2014 16:34, by Adodi Jotuwa

        ...dies. ST is like computer key board. It can publish anything to attract readers who are fools like you and Dr. fool Riek. Do you have idea that Riek is already on the run for his life because Lou Nuer want to kill him? The peace talks will be limited to warring parties only, not third party (the seven released detainees) or you fucking ass. Equatorial doesn’t buy that cheap propaganda. 1991 .

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        • 24 March 2014 17:04, by omoni jr.

          Adodi Jotuwa.
          you are just piece of shit, we Equatorians reject your jenge genocidal regime. You and your husband kiir must go to hell before we catch you alive.

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  • 24 March 2014 07:56, by Ajongtar

    Well done job, My Wani Tombe, infact there will be no peace in South Sudan if only the Dinka and the Nuer are the one Negotiating this ongoing talks in Adid Ababa.
    I told you last time that Mr. Kiir did a very great mistake to apoit Nhial Deng as Chief Negotiator, Nhial killed all the foriegn relations of South Sudan to the international bodies.
    I am ready to Join the mobilisation of the grounds

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    • 24 March 2014 08:12, by Awei-ngok

      Why mobilising and not joining the fight? Who do you think is foolish to accept any consrcription into Riek’s rebellion anywhere ?You are fake and will always remain in the diaspora and die there because you have not any good cause to South Sudan.We thought get education outside would change most of the so called lost boys but it is now backfiring on us at home. Shame on you fools.

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  • 24 March 2014 08:01, by Ajongtar

    If I was Salva Kiir all the 3 Governors of Greater Equatoria must fired, so that peace must sustain in South Sudan.
    Please Kiir issue a dicree no 17 2014 AD for the firing of those 3 state governors of Equatorins!!!!!!!!!

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    • 24 March 2014 08:49, by Malakal county Simon

      Finally!!!! The Greater Equatoria have realized that’the genocidal government in Juba, does not want peace in the country but only interested to maintain their power by force....

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    • 24 March 2014 08:49, by Gangura

      I knew it becoz, we use to discuss here and I told you that, I Gangura is from Equatoria one day we will joint Dr. Machar simply becoz, we need peace. otherwise this Dinkas are not pleasing us rather headch. I was one of the member of that group. idiot kirr and his cabinet will have to move becoz we want learned person like Machar and Pagan.

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      • 24 March 2014 09:55, by Tibs

        you guys try that..but before you do that, consult with Nuer, and make sure you have enough space in UNIMISS with enough resources...so we ill being the fight to your door steps

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        • 24 March 2014 14:18, by Bentiu son

          Idiots Dinka sons Tibs and Makuac Lam,was it not Ugandan Army,M23,JEM OR SPLA-N,the Nuer warriors would have sipped their coffee in Juba by now.Dinkas militias/SPLA are nothing before Nuer warriors or freedom fighters.If Dinka have guts to displaced Nuer to UNMISS,how comes your Paramount Chief Salva Kiir is making regional n international lobbying to fighting with angry Nuer soldiers?

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          • 24 March 2014 14:26, by Bentiu son

            Yes,in Juba,Nuer civilians run to UNMISS as to save their lives because you had cowardly targeted them but when their White army came you run like rats chased by cats.I have challenge you if Dinkas alone can face Nuer people in warfields.When Dinkas heard that Nuer are coming to them, than they run and roaring loudly that ’Nuer Aci Been’than they run for their own lives desperately.

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    • 24 March 2014 13:31, by Nyesi Ta

      And replace them by ..... Fill the blank big heart!

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  • 24 March 2014 09:14, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    YOU EQUATORIAN: don’t be for fool by Riek Machar but Wani Tombe, is only who, his mind is fooled by Riek Machar carreer not all Equatorian.

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  • 24 March 2014 09:24, by Awei-ngok

    So Wani Tombe is campaigning for Federalism in South Sudan by stressing a lot on Equatorial region?We will never accept if Riek is insinuating the people against around the form of governance in South Sudan,and whether you like it or not,DECENTRALISATION will always be the word of the day in South Sudan.Go to hell with your dreams for FEDERALISM which will never happen except by general Consensus.

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  • 24 March 2014 09:48, by Ajongtar

    We are mobilising indoors Soldiers, they are not meant to fight Nuer or Dinkas.
    What we wanted is federalism in the Central Government piriod!
    If Mr. Kiir is a really Dinka let him atem to fire any elected Governor of Greater Equatoria!!!

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    • 24 March 2014 13:34, by Rezingving monynok

      Listen up carefully militias mafias commentators here
      With fake names .nothing of your foolish dream will come true .as you were been campaigning for war since long time now you got what you were been looking for.now you are unmiss .outside country .distroyers looters .today it is only shameful alone that will face you in communities .wani tombe is inkhartoum .doesn’t represents equatoria

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  • 24 March 2014 10:10, by Akot Deng

    NOT ALL EQUATORIAN LIKE THE WAY YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF AS Tombe in particular, if i were the President i would have cancelled the so called greater E, B anD U TO AVOID GROUP.

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  • 24 March 2014 10:29, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    even if Equatoria region join the senseless rebellion South Sudan can still be a country, when we were fighting the Khartoum government Equatorians were all in exile and CPA was achieved so their ill decision of joining Machar will not shake the government position

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  • 24 March 2014 10:46, by Jubawe

    Everyone know that Kiir is on seat becuz of Equatorial but we realise that Kirr doesn’t want peace he’s using people to fight Nuer of Dinka safety, enough is enough, once we turn our back Juba will be a war zone where is Kirr going to hide no more UN compound only Uganda will welcome you, we silence people think we idiot, right time clocking soon we will bring peace our nation city will be move ou

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    • 25 March 2014 01:37, by what the hell

      can the Equatorian fight and handle the bush

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  • 24 March 2014 10:55, by Jubawe

    Once we join this fight Uganda will not support Kiir any more, Uganda support Kiir because of Equatorian protection and bring peace but Kirr is fighting for his position and Dinka so we don’t accept that we one tribe of South Sudan, we realise that Kirr is main trouble of our nation, our youth is going to join hand to bring peace. Otherwise Kirr need to step down before later, city out of juba

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  • 24 March 2014 10:55, by Kerem

    The involvement of Greater Equatoria does not solve anything but adds fire into the current flaming fire.
    Any peace loving south Sudanese should be able to advocate for Kiir-Riak exit and we find a leader from a minority group in the country

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  • 24 March 2014 11:00, by Jubawe

    Demand New state for Yau Yau and capital city out from Juba, Kirr and his government is using Juba as hiding spot and steeling public money and keeping their position , enough is enough people are suffering from hunger

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  • 24 March 2014 11:08, by Daniel A.

    Who is Wani Tombe? I think he is among those who are power hungry . How he say greater Equatorians? What about Equatorians with government ? For example James Wani and Mamuor and others. Go to he’ll with your negative comment about Equatorians people.

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  • 24 March 2014 11:55, by Philosopherking

    To Kirrs Cowards, watch your words. The Mighty Equotorians have lost their patience with the most unproductive and visionless leadership of Mr. Kirr. They have spoken and trust me, Equotorians will stick to their words. Down with the nepostic and corrupt government of incompetence. Incompetence is what Kirrs Gov’s will be known for. We will fight this government my all means....

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  • 24 March 2014 16:48, by Kim Deng

    I wonder if these coward Jurs who decided to join Mighty Nuer Warriors would produce soldiers on the ground.

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    • 25 March 2014 11:31, by Awei-ngok

      Kim Deng,
      It is not a surprise that you are led by magicians. Look at the Cobra head of Mabior Garang. He and his friend seated on his right hand are wizards. You will realise this later when they turn against you and start bewitching you. Please abandone the wizards group led by Riek the main wizard. He is getting blind because of bewitchments.

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  • 24 March 2014 17:30, by nile_republican

    This GRECOR organization is misleading people with its name. It is *not* speaking for the Equatoria states or even the state governments of Western, Central and Eastern Equatoria. This kind of deception will only cause more bloodshed and confusion. Shame on them.

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