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South Sudan beefs up security in Juba ahead of new cabinet

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July 14, 2015 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese capital, Juba on Tuesday an unusually heavy deployment of joint security forces on major streets and surrounding areas, allegedly in preparation for the announcement by president Salva Kiir of new cabinet members.

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Southern Sudanese police in a convoy on the streets of Juba (UN photo)

The unexpected move comes a day after president Kiir held a meeting with state governors and members of his ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.

Officers drawn from all police units as well as the army, predominantly members of the presidential guard division as well as plain-clothed security forces could be seen patrolling the streets of the country’s capital and surrounding areas within town.

Military aircrafts also flew over some of the areas in town as part of air surveillance. However, as regular officers and army units patrolled the town, some security officers focused their surveillance on hotels and strategic areas and other key installations.

Officers clad in full combat gear with bullet proof vests did the rounds on the streets in patrol cars. Private security firms increased the number of personnel and screening in public places was more thorough. Public business and private vehicles were subjected to thorough checks and travellers too underwent the process.

The move, police said, was in line with the newly introduced regulations to ensure safety.

“So far, we have done well. There have not been any major incidents. Patrols have been increased not only in Juba but all over the country. All officers are on duty to keep our people safe. There is no room for criminals. Security, both uniformed and in civilian clothes were deployed at hotspots,” Central Equatoria State police commissioner, Major Gen. Saed Chawul told reporters when asked to comment on the unusual deployment.

He urged the residents to cooperate with security officers by providing information on any criminal-related activities, so that action could be taken against those involved.

While meeting the country’s governor’s Monday, president Kiir told them changes would occur anytime, urging them to accept whatever decision made in the interest of peace.

On 8 July, president Kiir was sworn-in for more three years in office after parliamentary approval.

(ST)

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  • 15 July 2015 09:10, by Son of Ngundeng

    Fake government !!! of gangs and mafia.

    If the useless president does not take care on this reshuffle it will be the increasing of the rebellion in the country you will mark my words.

    Son of Ngundeng
    currently in front
    line Pathay Jonglei
    STATE

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    • 15 July 2015 09:15, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      I hope Rico is not coming back as new vice president.

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    • 15 July 2015 15:29, by Ayuen deng

      Anybody that will not be in that government,should keep quiet and go home.just give south Sudanese people peace to enjoy freedom.

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    • 16 July 2015 13:42, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Incase of change within three great Equatoria governors let us bebaviour let civilized people. to shown the different that equatorian are human being,but do not behavour like cattles.

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  • 15 July 2015 09:29, by hamil

    The likes of Makuei have gone dumb silent these days what happened to his trumpeting mouth?

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    • 15 July 2015 12:22, by Force 1

      Hamil;
      Do you think idiots like you’ll would be getting his position? Another Dinka is getting his position and Makuei is moving on to another position. At least talk like that in hiding or else; you would be left cold for good if seen or known!

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      • 16 July 2015 09:51, by hamil

        @Force 1

        I am well educated self employed, soundly very rich and needs nothing from your bunch of empty headed plebs in the government who know nothing about governance. Are they even fit to rule? I am under nobody’s rule I rule myself with my own principles I have few decent Dinka friends who I get along with. But the likes of you need to be flashed in a toilet septic tank

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  • 15 July 2015 09:55, by Mayom County Boy

    Who care about that ?

    let them do what they want to do .

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  • 15 July 2015 13:48, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Why to bring heavy security ahead of the new cabinet to be announced what is new to the cabinet

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    • 15 July 2015 21:56, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      nobody wants to see the issue of Malakal repeating itself again in Juba.

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  • 16 July 2015 03:28, by tootke’bai-ngo

    What is big deal about reshaffling of these illegal cabinet any way? This is not the first time that kiir reshaffled his failed governm’t. When he dissolved the entire legitimate governm’t the last time on July 2013, no one complaint. This deployment is fishy. It could possibly be another stupid presidential move against either Mr. Amum or any 3 governors of G. Equatoria. Oh! God, help the people of S. Sudan from evil of cow hat.

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  • 16 July 2015 17:09, by Hardlinner

    When one nows the fundamental aspect of life, the role of leadership become unnecessary. What value does leadership of any denomination play in the lives of scientifically educated?. Those fighting for power are as stupid as the universe itself which hold no senses to it own existent. The fact is, whether you become president or common man, ur destiny will always remain the same.

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