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South Sudanese President creates four more states


January 15, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan president Salva Kiir has created for additional states, raising the number of the states in the world’s youngest nation to 32.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

The order creating new states, which was announced over the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) on Saturday, saw Eastern Nile states divided into Northern Upper Nile state with Renk as its capital.

Others are Central Upper Nile state with Malakal as capital, Maiwut and Tumbura states.

Also split, according to the decree, was Latjor into Maiwut state with Maiwut as its capital.

The state comprises of Koma, Longuchuk, and Maiwut counties. It further divided Gbudwe state into Tumbura state with Tumbura as its capital. It comprises of Tumbura and Nagero counties.

No reasons were cited for president Kiir’s decision to create the new states.


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  • 16 January 2017 05:39, by Son of Nuer

    What the madness President is that? creating more States and he never visit any single since creating shame on him

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    • 16 January 2017 06:55, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      What next? Are S. Sudanese problems originating from few States? Is this the leading challenge our government of National Unity thinks to address immediately? Have our gov’t diagnosed the public demand in term of priority? It doesn’t make better changes.

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    • 16 January 2017 14:37, by jubaone

      Son of Nuer,
      A popular demand is to have 64 states and each goes back to his/her region. We in Equatoria are better off without jienges or such scoundrels that lack basic human standards. Let’s just agree that SS currently is a hopeless political entity that is best broken up. Kiir go ahead and prepare to go to Gogrial soon.

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    • 16 January 2017 21:09, by Sadam Kuikoy

      If Kirr’s decrees were to be university degrees,south Sudanese could have been the most educated people on earth, the useless kiir never missed a single day without issued a useless decree.

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    • 17 January 2017 01:25, by Paul

      Divide and conquer in action. A stronger unity among the former Eastern Upper Nile...Meant a threat to the rulling family. Nonetheless, States such eastern uppernile state was better off as it was. Now Central Upper State is choked off from immediate access to Sudan’s economy/market. Who can’t see this sinister.

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  • 16 January 2017 05:44, by Fair Man

    Son of Nuer
    Salva Kiir believes he can regain his lost popularity by creation of more states. This who knows could be Taban Deng Gai’s project. Let’s wait and see whether they will have spaces to operate. Instead of denouncing violence, he is busy annexing other people’s land. Shame on him.

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    • 16 January 2017 11:37, by Son of Nuer

      Fair man, you are right but Kiir and Taban Deng will not get any more support from the ground accepted money lovers like Lol Gatkuoth

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  • 16 January 2017 06:28, by Angelo Achuil

    I think if the President thinks he can work alone by waking up anytime any day, send a piece of paper to his TV to create states and counties single-handedly without so much a public consent like a referendum, then he might as well create countries also. We already had too much going on. Our biggest problem is lack of "Service delivery" NOT "Boundaries delivery."

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  • 16 January 2017 07:09, by Ram Mi Ran

    I think God is not seeing the surprising of South Sudanese people, because how can human being created by God himself can kill people like flies and at the same time ruins the economics of the Nation and he is not taking action. creating more states while economic of the young nation is going worse and worse everyday.look 100 dollar was 400 ssp from 2013 and now is 10,000p.God deal away with Salva

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    • 16 January 2017 08:26, by Mayom County Troops

      I thought that HE President Salva Mayardit would also announce my county Mayom to be state like other four created counties, but i surprise when the decree was read on SSTV .

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  • 16 January 2017 08:45, by Dengda

    when we will have election?
    creating more states is disaster, it like when you in one family and divided family into two, this mean each will have all the requirement to set up a family, like house, kitchen, utensils. So each state will have the structure of it own and staff and offices, vehicles etc.

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  • 16 January 2017 10:14, by Nationalist

    32 or 33 states within 5 years of independence. How many states or countries will be created out of South Sudan when it turns 50 old. Those Mr. President you are trying to please today will be the one to crucify you tomorrow. Political pleasing is a suicide to any unity in the country. Ask Qaddafi or Sala of Yemen

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  • 16 January 2017 10:41, by victory john

    how can our cuontry suothsudan staye in peace while our president intensify the ware in regions, suoth sudan still now in fighting and there is no way to transport ours resuorces to the world market to get the inport whice can benefit our regions ,do you thing that its away of developing the peace in cuontry ? i thing its way of leading our cuonrty to big fighting again.

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  • 16 January 2017 12:10, by Uncle J

    Pong ass president, how the hell president Kiir always rewarded those that rebelled against his regime. He already got his area State as Twic State and leave out other areas like Luacjang in Tonj East that is even three times bigger than Twic State.On behave of all neglected minorities from issuing States I declare my support to SPLM-Io, Salva Kiir is so corrupted especially the way he is issuing

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    • 16 January 2017 13:42, by Lokoli

      UNCLE J.
      I think you guys need to know that South Sudan problem is not Dinka as a tribe but Dinka leadership. So get this very clear and this will help you to understand how many Dinka are suffering yet some of you still defending the government. Mind you all these people in leadership will die one day and they have created problem for all Dinkas.You wish Dinka distance yourself. Akuma defend this

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  • 16 January 2017 15:50, by Tilo

    I think Kiir Hate South Sudan so much,
    All that you are doing will be written in the book and you will be described as the most stupid president in the world. Today your protecting your self because your on power but the time your not in the presidency is the time you will regret all your action.
    Your creating more enemies to innocent Dinka. Dinka are the most hated tribe in SS because of you

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  • 16 January 2017 21:43, by Binen

    Even in the most corrupted leaders in the world, I have never seen a very stupid president like this stupid Dinka president. Continue killing your own people yet you will regret it one day if not you, your supporters. Wish you a miserable death our murder drunkard.

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