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S. Sudanese official accuses Khartoum of supporting rebels

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February 10, 2015 (JUBA) – A senior South Sudanese official has accused the army in neighbouring Sudan of allegedly entering the young nation in support of rebels loyal to former vice president, Riek Machar.

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Western Bahr el Ghazal governor Rizik Zachariah Hassan (FILE)

Addressing reporters in Juba on Monday, South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state governor, Rizik Hassan Zachariah, said the rebel forces have lately intensified their military offensives in Raja area.

He claimed the rebels came from Sudan’s direction.

“There is no contradiction in what we have reported the attack in which commissioner survived narrowly. The information we have now shows that it was a coordinated attack,” said Hassan.

“The forces of Riek Machar came from Kafia Kingi, which is controlled by the government of Sudan. They are there. When they launched the attack, they crossed into our territory with heavy weapons provided by the government of Sudan,” he added.

Sudanese government officials were not immediately available to comment.

Hassan is part of a six-member delegation of governors headed to East Africa to brief the various heads of states on the ongoing peace talks aimed at ending the conflict.

“Our mission to East Africa is to go and meet with the regional leaders, especially those who are playing a strong role in the conflict, those who want peace to come to South Sudan,” disclosed Hassan.

“We are going to meet them so they hear from us the on the ground perspectives about peace process from our people,” he added.

South Sudan’s Central Equatoria governor, Clement Wani Konga leads the six-member delegation comprises of his counterparts from Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile, Eastern Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Western Equatoria states.

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  • 10 February 2015 22:57, by Kim Deng

    Bring all your allies (Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Brundi, SPLA-N, GEM...), and the Mighty Nuer Warriors with their allies (Khartoum and Addis) and burn down this Jungle (South Sudan) to ashes. It’s better to burn it down to ashes than being called Dinka Kingdom.

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    • 11 February 2015 11:35, by Muorcienggok

      Kim Deng,only nincompoops who think South Sudan is a Dinka’s Kingdom but let me educate you; South Sudan is not anybody’s kingdom and if you were not tribalists blinded by hatrade and greed for power you should be appreciating Dinkas for the sacrifices they had made during our liberation struggle in which you traitors opted to let us down. Author:wen Kucbeny wek

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    • 11 February 2015 11:59, by Muorcienggok

      Kim, you guys like singing war as a song which you don’t even win;what I know of you is rebelling frequently and surrendering.How many times have you people killed people and went to the bushes and still came back? If truly you are an intellectual, tell me what is good about the war? Killing destruction, displacement,looting and retardation of the economy.

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      • 11 February 2015 12:15, by Muorcienggok

        Cont:do these evil and malicious barriables impress you? What if what you have put in your comment happens exactly? "Burning South Sudan into ashes" where will you fools go? Does fire spare anything ? You want to burn South Sudan into ashes because of greed for power and stupid hatrade directed agaist Dinkas for no reason; that is an absolute fallacy,Arabs tried it but they never succeeded.

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  • 10 February 2015 23:35, by lino

    Hahaaa!!! Ya Mr. Hassan keep quiet and leave the peace process takes it’s road to safety.
    If you guys are representative of people, you let the cowboy over-ruled you!!!
    Enjoy your remain days in power, but you will be gone with your cowboy traits and Peace is realized in the country.

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  • 11 February 2015 08:53, by Alfredo christiani

    Kin Deng
    Let me ask you one question, are all rebels in Unity and Upper Nile states under direct command of RIAK Machar or Omer Hassan El Bashir? If RIAK why these illiterates Rebels commanders violated ceasefire agreement signed between RIAK and government of Republic of South Sudan, it seem those illiterates rebels in Unity state are receiving orders/ directives from President Omer Hassen El Ba

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  • 11 February 2015 08:54, by Alfredo christiani

    El Bashir like former illiterate’s commander Puolino Mata Nhial. You guys better to change your animal’s behaviors and deal with knowledge. Currently your identification is not clear whether you are half human being or chimpanzees.

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  • 11 February 2015 09:19, by Akuma

    I hope the six governors will take the message to East African leaders who are mediating peace in South Sudan that "Riek Machar will be 2nd Vice President Under Cde Wani Igga Period". South Sudan don’t want to reward war mongers with positions in government & South Sudan has a constitution like theirs which can’t be violated by any gov’t

    Dr. Akuma

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