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South Sudanese officials in Canada join rebellion


August 4, 2014 (JUBA) – A group of South Sudanese officials in Canada have joined the rebel faction led by former vice-president Riek Machar, accusing president Salva Kiir of allegedly starting the rebellion in order to retain power.

South Sudan’s former vice-president turned rebel leader Riek Machar pictured in rebel-controlled territory in Jonglei state on 1 February 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

“We, the South Sudanese citizens from Bahr el Ghazal in Canada, are concerned of the ongoing conflict in our country, and we believe that the current conflict has been imposed on the people of South Sudan by the government of the dictator Salva Kiir Mayardit,”said the group in an open letter to Machar.

“We also believe that the resistance army you are leading in South Sudan was imposed by the same dictator and his groups who want their personal interests by all means,” adds the 1 August letter.

They further claimed president Kiir had lost legitimacy having allegedly killed the very innocent civilians he was meant to protect.

“Since December 2013, we believe that Salva Kiir has lost his legitimacy as a president of the republic of South Sudan, because he killed his citizens who elected him to the office in 2010 elections, and that is why we are no longer giving him the title of president in this message. He should have apologised and resigned in December to preserve his dignity,” the letter said.

South Sudan descended into violence late last year after a dispute arose between the presidential guards in Juba. Since then, thousands have been killed and 1.3 million displaced in the seven month conflict. Last month, aid agencies warned of looming famine in the country unless the two warring sides peacefully end the war.

“We have been mobilising our people since January 2014, in diaspora and in Bahr el Ghazal region to be aware that the current war is not between Dinka and Nuer nor it is between government and the targeted officials for a false story of concocted and imaginative coup as it was claimed,” the Canadian group said.

It is a war for democratic reforms against incompetent president who has misruled the country and showed reluctance to implement the SPLM vision, their letter noted.

Col. Kon Mou Bol, Major Akec Fabio Goi, Kuot Wol Wol, Lual Mathok Diing Wol, Albino Mawien Bol Bol, Riem Maming Buong, Kon Wino Majok Awaj, Garang Kuac Yel and Garang Wol Aguoth, were among the South Sudanese in Canada who joined rebellion.


The entire leadership of the US branch of the ruling party officially declared on 2 July that they were switching allegiance to the country’s rebels, calling for regime change through military means.

In a press statement extended to Sudan Tribune, the SPLM party leadership in the US said they made the decision following a painstaking process to evaluate the various political scenarios facing the young nation and its ongoing deterioration in recent months.


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  • 5 August 2014 07:27, by Chol A.

    Jobless and drugs users of Canada you will be shame and regrets soon. Just announce your rebellion in Canada but don’t try to come South Sudan.

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    • 5 August 2014 07:38, by Sir King

      Kiir must go, I hate him for he is a Ugandan.

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    • 5 August 2014 08:03, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Guys, don’t be astonishing, when you hear people are the joining rebellion, under #Riek Machar
      those are NUER people living in exile and they are joining their party SPLM-IO-NUER.
      They are not really people, calm down.

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    • 5 August 2014 08:11, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Riek Machar, rebellions cannot liberate NUER PEOPLE from slavery in all over the world.

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    • 5 August 2014 11:31, by wang

      Chol A.
      You are calling those highly qualified guys as a Jobless and a drugs dealers, but tomorrow, they will be your masters

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      • 5 August 2014 11:32, by wang

        Mrs. kiir M7’s govt is looking like a year Calendar….one more last push, both Mrs. Kiir and her husband M7 will find themselves in the deeps seas….

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    • 5 August 2014 16:04, by Realist

      South Sudanese officials in Canada? This sounds weird!
      An official is someone who holds an office in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority. And those mentioned in this article ain’t officials. Sudan Tribune, please check facts before posting. When I read the title I though about ambassador or embassy officials, but turns out to be just diaspora members.

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  • 5 August 2014 07:37, by Martin

    Brothers Nuers in the Camps, please stop war of words to support your senseless war. This article was written in Juba, specially those IDPs in the UN Camps. There is no such a thing as Rebellion in diapora. Salva Kiir never killed his people since 1983. He freed you all from Arabs including Riek who was agent of Arabs. Riek is politically prostitute, not a leader.

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  • 5 August 2014 07:44, by Dengic

    Are you tired of cleaning toilets in Canada?...Come down here,the SPLA is ready to welcome you home with bullet.

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  • 5 August 2014 07:54, by Martin

    Look back the history of the Dinka/Monyjang in the civil wars since 1955. They never joined a rebellion in the large numbers if they think they will loose. Anyone among them who has a Nuer’s gene/DNA was always left to die alone or come back like a dog. I think something seriously is wrong with most Nuers thinking capacity or their living environment has contributed to their thinking factor.

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  • 5 August 2014 07:56, by Madina Tonj

    I think this is a propaganda by the journalist of Riek Machar Teny by using the famous States name of Bahr el Ghazal. I think most Nuers supporters of Riek have realized that, they will not success without Dinka present in his movement but in reality Riek M. will never be a leader. If we know others Nuer who have a good records, good history and belief in united all S.Sudanese we will vote for him

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  • 5 August 2014 07:56, by Madina Tonj

    I think this is a propaganda by the journalist of Riek Machar Teny by using the famous States name of Bahr el Ghazal. I think most Nuers supporters of Riek have realized that, they will not success without Dinka present in his movement but in reality Riek M. will never be a leader. If we know others Nuer who have a good records, good history and belief in united all S.Sudanese we will vote for him

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    • 5 August 2014 10:31, by Sir King

      Madina Tonj,
      Why do you think Kiir lacks journalists and Riek Machar has? Can you explain it to me? I know, Kiir can not be having journalists because he is primitive.

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      • 5 August 2014 10:53, by Mayom County Boy

        @Sir King because your mother husband Riek Machar does not like country to stay in peace.
        who are those journalist ?
        only your stupid man James Gatdet Dak running with Riek as first lady of Dr Riek Machar , but soon SPLA Army will capture him alive .

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  • 5 August 2014 08:18, by Martin

    The names were just copied from website (madingawiel). Dau is alone with few greedy people who will feel sorry in the long run including their children. I want Riek, Gadet, Taban Deng, Alfred Lado, Dau Aturjong and their families be treated like that of Id Amin of Uganda thru South Sudan history.

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  • 5 August 2014 08:24, by Never

    Brother are you all confuse in Canada I what. Even the rebellion are give up. Shut your mouth and joy your welfare live, that is best for you. You now shit in your mouth than your ass. You are in black list now. At least u die away like fire, no come back

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  • 5 August 2014 09:11, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear readers
    Hahahahahaha Guys this is a concocted history, here in Juba and supported by Nuer stupid who worked with sudantribune websie, frankly speaking Dogs of Bharelgazal cannot join rebels of Nuer leave a side intelectuals even Dau ajorjong who joined them was convinced by his own sons not to associate with killer and cancer of South Sudanese peoples. It’s propaganda on media, nothing like

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    • 5 August 2014 15:42, by Frak Cho

      Dinkas always state that, the war is not between Dinkas and Nuers but no rebelled Nuer stated the same expression. If Riek Machar is a true leader for the people, why he failed to state one day that the war is not between Dinkas & Nuers? You those power hungery Dinkas, watchout for Riek Machar otherwise, you’ll curse your mam milk that u suckled in the first day of your infancy!

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  • 5 August 2014 13:03, by Marco A. Wek

    This is all nonsense, it is website lies. South Sudanese officials working in whose offices in Canada if I may ask? South Sudanese officials are in South Sudan and stop preaching lies.

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    • 5 August 2014 16:06, by Gangura

      wwe still need more to join us for the freedom of South Sudan, now remain only Kirr to resign and go to look after his Cows.
      I congratulates those in Canada for their wise dicision they made, Dr. Machar is a freedom fighter and by joining his movement will make change and bring development to South Sudan, Machar Woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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