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Former S. Sudan ruling party official declares presidential bid


October 26, 2017 (JUBA) - A former South Sudan ruling party official has vowed to challenge President Salva Kiir in the country’s next general elections.

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Suzane Jambo, former SPLM secretary for external relations (File photo)

Suzanne Jambo, formerly the ruling party’s (SPLM) secretary for foreign relations, said the current political situation in the young nation shaped her decision to bring changes in the young nation.

“I believe that I have the characters of leadership and strength through my ability and courage from my compatriots, comrades in the SPLM party to lead the nation,” Jambo told Sudan Tribune in a phone interview Thursday.

“I have an obsession for South Sudan, besides my ability such as programs and vision of my party SPLM, so I believe that I can deliver whatever this country wants to be done to its people,” she added.

Jambo, who currently lives in the United States, said she intends to form her own political party ahead of polls, due to be held in 2018.

The former ruling party official also appealed to President Kiir to allow the country undergo free and fair elections without any intimidation.

Before becoming secretary for external affairs in the ruling party, Jambo, a renowned human rights and civil society activist, also worked with various non-governmental organizations in South Sudan.

“Being from South Sudan, I am a direct victim of the war. I have seen a lot of suffering, particularly among women. I hate to see women being victimized. I really hate to see that. But it’s a reality and it’s happening,” she further said during the interview.

In August, President Kiir called upon the country’s opposition groups to prepare for the country’s general elections, earmarked to take place after the end of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) period in 2018.

To fast track processes leading to the polls, the South Sudanese leader officially launched the much-awaited national dialogue initiative and declared a unilateral cease-fire with rebels in May, although it has repeatedly been violated.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and over two million displaced in South Sudan’s conflict triggered by political differences between President Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar.


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  • 27 October 2017 07:53, by jubaone

    It’s perhaps the last hope that women take over the country where men have turned rapists, thugs and Kiirminals. But sister, set your political party first, get clear manifesto and endorsement from your party. Seems you are putting the cart before the donkey. Good luck. Wait a minute! Have you officially decamped from jienge SPLM?

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    • 27 October 2017 08:27, by Muonyraat

      forget about the current tribalism and appreciate the future of young generation don’t insulting any more we want a good candidate in 2018 including you please drop all tribal ideology and concerns about the future there is time for everything. I respect equatorian and I had well come your sister idea that is the political article we want on this forum

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      • 27 October 2017 18:03, by Nairobimitot

        Your comment has shown that you can be a leader. I hope you can become a leader someday and lead this nation because you do not have any discrimination and do not have tribalized mindset.
        Keep up the good work and do not give up on fairness no matter how the insult you or curse at you. Let the stupidity and tribalized mindset be left to those Nuer of Riek Machar. They never consider any good idea from a right person. Nuer of Riek Machar are crazy.

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    • 27 October 2017 08:48, by South South

      She has right to run for presidency in our country. I am laughing at you, you are very afraid of SPLM. Well, you can change and if you want to come back to South Sudan, all what we want from you is to be a good citizen of South Sudan. How is DIASPORA by the way?

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      • 27 October 2017 12:52, by jubaone

        South South,
        Just for the records, I’ve been un the SPLM for good 11 yrs till 2008 when I quit bcoz the party was now absorbing shoe 👞 shiners, street tea sellers and NIF misfits and latecomers who were hell bent on undermining the movement. Sellouts and tribal demagogues who were bedfellows with jellaba were already hijacking the movement. You were still running naked.

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        • 27 October 2017 16:21, by South South


          Coward man, shut up. SPLM supporters are real men in South Sudan. You are not one of them. Talking about naked which is always in the tip of your tongue, Bari as a tribe is very naked. Bari women wear tree leaves and you can see all their private bodies. Bari men are very naked and when 20 Bari men run after a tiny rat, you can not stop laughing, but Bari are South Sudanese.

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          • 27 October 2017 16:39, by jubaone

            South South,
            Since such jienges like you claimed and wanted to own the SPLM like a luak cow, it was time to quit. Now we have left it for such latecomers, street vendors (remember Shariah Al jumhurya /Khartoum)who sold Turkish made shirts and shoes. You were at the feeding stations when we were active, ya aryan jienge. Now I am done with SPLM. Only NCP/NIF misfits are in the SPLM now

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          • 27 October 2017 16:49, by jubaone

            South South,
            You cowardly fled your luak and comfortably squatting and begging in either Juba or Kampala where most jienges like to sneak to. Show me your bravery by liberating ABYEI, ya aryan jienge. Or are you waiting for Taban Gai and some Equatorians under Gen Obutu to go and help you drive away your masters? Just loose jienge mouth, good enough for Food and thrash but cant fight.

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            • 27 October 2017 17:15, by South South


              Goodbye, leave SPLM, leave South Sudan and leave Juba. No one want you among us. We will run our country without coward people like you. You never fought any war for South Sudan. I respect Gen. Obutu as a great fighter, alone because he was commanding Dinka fighters, and not Equatoria fighters, please leave South Sudan for good.

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              • 27 October 2017 17:55, by jubaone

                South South,
                Well you as a "jienge idiot". You may be brave but still our naked jienge fool. We Baris put much emphasis on "mental strength" while you jienges on "brute savagery" Just shut up. Go and fake a degree so you come and exchange with me. Show me your bravery ya "coward" if you cant liberate your jienges from Abyei, ya loser. Eat, drink and shit in Uganda or Kenya peacefully.

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                • 27 October 2017 21:37, by South South


                  Let me repeat to you again and I will try it this time very slowly so that you can understand it very well. When you speak to stupid person like, one have to go slowly to make people like understand something: Go, no one wants in South Sudan. Leave South Sudan. Our country is in good hands. Go, go, go, go.Case is closed.

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              • 27 October 2017 18:22, by jubaone

                South South,

                Perhaps your coward uncle? Unable to persevere? Or desperately wanting to come to Juba to eat? Hopeless and hungry jienges. See how Nuers and Equatorians have fought since Riak was deposed still going strong.


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              • 27 October 2017 19:39, by jubaone

                South South,
                You were raised as a refugee orphan in Kakuma in Kenya or Kiryadongo in Uganda. You cant even tell where your parents are from except that you are a jienge. The next big town you know in Juba. Juba, Juba, Juba as if it belongs to your stinking kinsfolk. Hopeless. This time, we shall squash you. We shall not relent till we kick you out of Nimule, and Juba.

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          • 27 October 2017 18:00, by jubaone

            South South,
            Without us Baris and Equatorians, you jienges would be living like tailless chimpanzees in a zoo. Now we have dressed you up, taught you how to drink Pepsi Cola, tea and eat kwedekwede like human beings go to Gudele or Muniki . You even dont know where you were born. Perhaps a jellaba bastard idling in Uganda or Kenya. Juba, Juba Juba all the time, even monkeys have trees, ya loser

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          • 27 October 2017 18:03, by jubaone

            South South,
            Where would you jienge insects be living without us Baris or Equatorians. We hold the South in our Hands. Once you are gone, just hang yourselves bcoz you have nowhere else to go. If you have a stolen V8, sell it now and build a small tukul, otherwise you will sleep and eat like your cows which have no houses. They just eat, sleep and shit. That is the real jienge life

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      • 27 October 2017 16:46, by jubaone

        I take your word. If you mean real dialogue and peace for our country, we sit together as equals. But if you insist you want a show down like the jienge scoundrel South South, I am very ready to take it at length with him. It is either he breaksdown and stops, or we continue without compromise. That simple

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  • 27 October 2017 07:57, by Landlord

    Good move actually, but the semi humans whose plan is to destroy others in country will only listen to gun short not people. I blame God to allow humans share country with animals.

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    • 27 October 2017 18:12, by jubaone

      Thank you. Our worst mistake was when we allowed these tailless monkeys to take refuge in Equatoria and specifically in Juba. I remember Bishop Daniel Bul Deng pleading to the Equatorians to be considerate, after the White Army had devastated Bor early 2014. He asked, where else will we go, if not to Equatoria? Jienges and Nuers were brutally butchering themselves. This time NO.

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  • 27 October 2017 08:08, by Muonyraat

    Hello Susan jambo
    everybody wanted to challenge President mayardit including those me but its not going to happen in 2018 we are told that the national dialogue is continue till April 2018 and general election is not in the list. o respect women and u appreciate your decision . but you will not success because some south Sudanese insult women of being weaker sex example during 28 state

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  • 27 October 2017 08:48, by Sunday Junup

    Where is husband to this woman? please advice your woman friend to stay at home in order to take care of her children instead of favoring those thugs in Juba. ohohoh Wait! she heard that Elia Lomoro has a party with no people and he is existing! A responsible woman can never try that position by now, by the way i never herad about her, can some one explain her CV which she missed to mention?

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    • 27 October 2017 08:56, by South South

      Sunday Junup,

      Ho my God!!!! You do not know anything about South Sudan. You do not know anything about our struggle with fake Arab. You do not know anything about Equatoria. Suzanne Jambo is a daughter of Equatoria. Her last name Jambo is well known, not only in Equatoria, but all South Sudan. She was with John Garang during our struggle, at least she has big courage more than all Eqautoia men

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      • 27 October 2017 09:51, by Sunday Junup

        South South,
        Thanks for providing some CV about her, well you said she was with Dr.Garang as what? second, you said her last name Jambo is well known. can she contest because of her last name Jambo? Please be realistic, if i wanted to contest today i should provide my CV, that does not mean i’m not SS. Anyway you cast your lot on her because she was with Dr.John. How many children do they have?

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    • 27 October 2017 08:57, by Muonyraat

      Sunday junubi
      this is racism !!!

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  • 27 October 2017 09:03, by Wutkhor

    Look at this idiots Azande woman, what made her to flee SS in the first place when she was in the splm Secretariat in which she shld had have enough security, does SS jce nation have security which can guide pples for even a rogue election, this is no, let me not waste my energy to writes about this confuse woman statement.

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    • 27 October 2017 09:07, by South South


      Suzanne Jambo is not Azande woman. Where are you really from in South Sudan? If you do not know paramount chief Jambo in South Sudan, then why do you talk?

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      • 27 October 2017 11:29, by Wutkhor

        South South fool
        What re u trying to tell me here, I know that prosetute woman in splm Secretariat as a person ya ugly old asses jieng germs, but I don’t have time for her ugly n delusional statement, she just traumatizes that is why she can said whatever dirty she feel coz she knows what made her to flee the sin sin city in the first place.

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  • 27 October 2017 10:29, by Equatoria Koko

    This is a big joke!

    Not long ago she was very vocal supporting the regime and threatening those who oppose Kiir. She has got no leadership qualities whatsoever but certainly she got the qualities of the oldest trade in the world. Furthermore, the SPLM Party is a damaged brand - who in his or her right mind would want to be associated with it?!

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  • 27 October 2017 10:33, by Liberator

    Dear South Sudan
    This dog called watch lion is a pure Nuer who doesn’t have knowledge about South Sudan people, he is among the boys who were recruited recently by RIAK Machar and taken to refuges camp in Ethiopia, he had a mark on his forehead with big scare like railway line and lower teeth removed, very ugly like uncle Mitiit Matot

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    • 27 October 2017 11:35, by Wutkhor

      Liberator or betrayer fool
      Ur re just an insane Dinka’s germs idiots, I don’t have time to go n knows that prositute woman father, I had duties in ss but not to knows all the splm prosetutes woman, I know her in a person in splm but I didn’t had time to know her much... Lastly why shld I knows equotoria chief when I am not a land grabber but u guys have grabs their lands n u intents to knows the s

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  • 27 October 2017 13:30, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Going up is easy but to do the South Sudanese jobs is the task
    Any one can be a president of the Republic of the South Sudan, hitherto the current situation in the south does not need a female leader however I do respect her proposal to be a potential candidate coming 2018; election.Although
    Feminist aspirations have been expressed in societies dating back to ancient China, they were not underpin

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    • 27 October 2017 13:40, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Women were not underpinned by a developed political from 1792-1985 ;Therefore the achievement of Women’s suffrage in the most western countries in around 20th centuries deprived the women of its central goal & organisational principles, however
      What I do know should a women comes up, they will have compassion, syphathy, generousity,mercy and carrying,"But" should our culture allow this at this po

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      • 27 October 2017 13:43, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        The feminism movement will arrive in 40 years from now
        About a generation from my one.
        Believe me not (Walai ya zhol)

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  • 27 October 2017 13:51, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Some will said( ye ting ngu nyin riel ee k£) ke dit dhal ror laac nhial en bi ting laac piny leeu? 😱😘

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  • 27 October 2017 14:01, by Angelo Achuil

    I have a lot of respect for this woman’s courage to want to peacefully challenge Salva Kiir for the post of top job of politics. who won’t seeing the way our country is going? We will have peace when most of us get to accept that presidency is a NOT a lifetime contract but a mere temporary position like other jobs that any South Sudanese can compete for without having to Rebel and kill people firs

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  • 27 October 2017 15:37, by pabaak

    Please let declare her bit this is only way we can have good leadership in this country will be through ballot box not through bullet.so those still talk about jce or any tribal division i can say your days are numbered this is time of peace and reconciliation this is the time if somebody wanted to contest for president or any other position can so and it his or her deed will prevent him or her to

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    • 27 October 2017 15:57, by pabaak

      get that position not because of where they came from what she/he belongs all these are backwardness south Sudan will be govern by applying true democratic system if party want to choose who will represent the party in the election they can wss many candidates as possible to contest in primaries and the should have one candidate to represent the in presidential election this will avoid catidate be

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      • 27 October 2017 16:22, by pabaak

        Selection through party higher organ leadership there is no what so incumbent without caming through primaries if don’t adapt right democratic system to elect leaders then there’s no true democracy and then the national deilague have not achieved its purpose. Because building good governance system need us to accept ourselves so that a catidate contesting in primaries in Jubek State can win in

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        • 27 October 2017 16:45, by pabaak

          In jonglei State and one of Jonglei can win in Panjack and one in Panjack can win in Wau and one of wau can in Imatong State and so on because election and leadership is about issues and you solve them this is what matter in election in many democratic counties and this what is needed in the country I don’t know what issues National deilague are discussing but if issue of leadership

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          • 27 October 2017 17:00, by pabaak

            Is not in their agenda I mean about how to become President in the country what process are needed to become the president because people who are right channel to pass through in order to become president we need to avoid party doing selection for the party candidate then they ask the people vote into the office without people who vote through primaries this mistake can not repeat its self in next

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            • 27 October 2017 17:18, by pabaak

              election in national deilague committee have mandate to take views be adopted accordingly. they need to look incumbent being automatically represent the party without passing through primaries so if people still have support for her/him based on illegibility if their term still valid then are the people who can decide to bring them back or not through primaries before even general eelection.

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      • 27 October 2017 17:22, by pabaak

        They can choose as many candidates as possible.

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  • 27 October 2017 16:26, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Suzanne Jambo, please take it easy. South Sudan is not a full democracy yet. You should wait until it is safe for you and your supporters. That’s my personal advice to you. Just take some inputs from Nyandeng Garang, Amum, Machar, and many other war politicians in South Sudan. Good luck on your future dream.

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  • 27 October 2017 20:58, by lino

    Haha... Let us see woman leadership this time! Men are so violence in this country.

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    • 28 October 2017 01:50, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Lino:you will see what you have not see in your life if Nyidor
      Rules; even they will be having someone to clean them up after they goes to "choo" if you you don’t know this,
      I love their "leadership"but (ee ti thin eekaan) I do respect them, walai but too optimistic zatu to the point that you can’t even smelt a pipe of air just that very hard to comphrend zatu!!!! 😂

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      • 28 October 2017 10:52, by lino

        Haha 😂 😂 😂, kalam ta eta kuiž. Let try and how they do first!

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        • 28 October 2017 16:35, by Don-Don Malith Rual

          Lino:never try something of a greater concern 👨 man!Who will do the above mentioned job?
          Pliz I am finishing, Uhuu hmmm no point blank 40 yes first then we might give it consideration.

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