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Paul Malong says President Kiir refused South Sudan peace deal but not him


June 1, 2018 (JUBA) - The former South Sudanese army chief of staff Paul Malong Awan Friday accused President Salva Kiir of sabotaging the peace implementation process in July 2016 and asked him to shoulder his responsibility refusing to be a scapegoat for him.

SPLA Chief of General Staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan (C) is visiting his farms in his homeland of Warawar in Aweil East State on 7 May 2016 (Photo Moses Lomayat)

On Tuesday 29 May, President Kiir told the Dinka elders that he refuses the participation of Awan and his group South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) in the peace revitalization forum.

"He refused me to sign the peace you are revitalizing himself when he was the chief of general staff," said President Kiir to explain his refusal.

However, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, Awan asserted that he was the one who worked hard to persuade Kiir to sign the peace agreement that he refused to sign.

"When I was talking to Kiir in persuasion to sign the agreement that he was refusing to sign because of his personal hatred for Riek Machar; I wasn’t talking to him in a closet but before people and those present were Vice President Dr James Wani Igga, Hon. Kuol Manyang Juuk and Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial and they will attest to this as a matter of honesty," said the former old friend of President Kiir.

"The only irritated person during the signing of the agreement in Juba was Hon. Michael Makuel Lueth. He even walked out of the freedom hall in protest and if President Salva Kiir mistook me for Makuel," he added.

This is the first time that Awan speaks publicly about a famous cabinet meeting about the peace agreement. Following, this meeting the President came out to announce his rejection to sign it before to endorse it several weeks later in Juba on 26 August.

"We will sign this document, but I want you regional leaders to stand with us during the implementation because if it is left to us alone, we will spoil it," Kiir said after the signing, warning that "If our reservations are ignored, it will not be in the interest of a just peace".

"The failure of the agreement implementation is attributable to the fighting in J1 (the presidential palace). That fighting was between the two headquarters, that of Riek and his and I wasn’t there," stressed the former military leader.

However, there were reports about Paul Malong direct participation in the attacks on Machar’s residence and the headquarters of his troops after the clashes at the presidency.

The statement said Kiir’s rejection of Malong’s participation in the peace process is motivated by the fact that " the new approach South Sudan United Front/ Army would table paves his exit".

"If Kiir thinks that war is the best direction that he is designing for South Sudan United Front/ Army to take, then he will live to regret that desire," the further stressed.

Observers say that Paul Malong represents a real danger for President Kiir among all his opponents because he is the only one who can claim his place, adding that Kiir cannot mobilize South Sudan largest ethnic group, the Dinka, for his support because both belong to the same tribe.

Last April, the SSUF declared its intention to join the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) and to work with them in the peace forum.

But the SSOA didn’t react to this declaration.


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  • 2 June 2018 01:44, by Theone


    You,your family and many like Pagan and UGLY Garang family robbed billions from South Sudan, all of you is the reason why so many suffering in our country.

    OH! Did I mention Riek children spending millions marring white in EUROPE!

    Please GO AWAY,One day there will be a price to be pay

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    • 2 June 2018 07:27, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      I wonder why Michael Makuei do blame UNMISS of reporting him to UNSC when every body knows that he is a very first violator of the peace in South Sudan. Please Gen. Malong Awan, continue telling us more secrets.

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  • 2 June 2018 02:23, by Nairobimitot

    You are not offering solutions to South Sudanese problems. People know the intention of all parties to become ministers, presidents and high ranking offices. We only need Heroes who can unite the people of South Sudan because they are one people. But the politics is dividing them into tribes and subtribes. We will never get anywhere unless we understand the importance of unity. All should unite and reject the talking of tribal. We need to say South Sudanese and not tribe. The leaders must end this tribal concept because it is the one that is driving everyone crazy and killing people. Many people abroad and at home are now mentally not okay, they are taking their medicine, and yet they are still saying I am Nuer, I am Dinka, I am shuluk, I am Acholi, Bari, Zande, Murle, Didinga, Anyuak, Jurchol, Toposa. When will all of you finish taking your medicines? We have suffered enough, we need love and unity and reconcile.

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  • 2 June 2018 04:22, by Mayendit

    Uncle: Paul Malong Awan Anei, I thought you will never rebel against what you were supporting. I was very strong your supporter when you offer yourself to take over SPLA Chief of staff administration as James Hoth Moi and John Kong Nyuon were not clear where they stand but I couldn’t followed you any more because the Malual Dinkas are now subject because of your fools act. Stop rebel.

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  • 2 June 2018 05:27, by Mayendit

    Some time, I do blamed the South Sudanese toothless lawmakers for doing nothing in years. If I serve as a lawmaker guy in South Sudan then, I would produce the pieces of laws which is concerning the people who marriages more wives such as Paul Malong Awan, Peter Gatdet Yaka etc. Anyone who has married many wives must not be giving Public Office to serve because she or he will loots money/ corrupt

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  • 2 June 2018 05:58, by lino

    There you go!!! When 2 thieves disagreed, the stolen goods showed up!!!

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    • 2 June 2018 06:07, by South South

      Wrong. Here how it goes:

      When tongues disagree, the stolen appears.

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      • 2 June 2018 07:20, by lino

        Very good for confirmation Ya Junubi Junubi!!! Haha... Big thieves in Konyo Konyo Regime 😯!!!

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        • 2 June 2018 07:21, by lino

          Everyone knows who caused all these mess!!!

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          • 2 June 2018 14:52, by jubaone

            Dont mind this half-jellaba snitch-South South. He only saw Juba after 2012 and trying to be a "Juban". Since when did jienges like him become Jubans? A lizard that soaks itself in water will NEVER turn into a crocodile. A jienge will remain a jienge. He belongs to a luak. Period. Case closed. Next

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        • 2 June 2018 12:25, by South South


          There are many thieves in South Sudan including many Nyam Nyams. If you visit Juba today, you will see big houses owned by Nyam Nyams. Could you tell me where do they get money from? Stealing from government.

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          • 2 June 2018 15:04, by jubaone

            South South,
            In Juba and Equatoria we dont have free "nyam nyam" as jienges love free food. That is the reason they squat at the doorsteps of restaurants in Hai Thoura, Malakia even in Konyo konyo. If you buy food and just gone to wash your hands, these jienge "samasha" steal away your food. No free "nyam nyam" ya jienge: buy or work for it.

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      • 2 June 2018 11:23, by jubaone

        South South
        Human beings disagree not tongues. Don’t pretend to be philosophical you jienge fool. Just resort to "Jienglish". It’s easier for such lazy thinkers.

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        • 2 June 2018 12:30, by South South


          An old man, this is not an English wise statement. I learned it here in Juba, so, try to find out first where does it come from before putting your huge shit on it. The culture where it comes from " Says: when tongues disagree". What a wicked stupid old man!!! Just jump and dive to something he has not an idea about it.

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          • 2 June 2018 14:42, by jubaone

            South South
            Worthless Abyei scumbag! Just the ordinary jienge fool. The more you get enraged, the more I like it cuz that would expose your savagery and wild attitudes. I dont know how such worthless scumbags like you should ever live with civilized people! Seems they cut off your tail, ya MTN

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          • 2 June 2018 14:50, by jubaone

            South South
            Since when did you become a "Juban" ya jienge? Trying to introduce your "jienglish" and say that you learnt in Juba? Wele! Or were you trying to fetch some water for your Bari masters or looking for loot as an unknown gunman? Please wear underpants while doing your duites cuz we shall smack your naked butt.

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          • 2 June 2018 14:59, by jubaone

            South South,
            You may be perhaps 35-45 yrs old. If then, 21 yrs of struggle and 13 yrs after CPA makes that 35 yrs, then you could have NEVER fought with 0 yrs. If then, you could have been only 10 yrs as the war started, too young to carry an AK-47. The only arithmetic is, you are just a worthless bloody liar. bla..bla.. we liberated..ko´dot jiengetot. Do you understnd this arithmetic? I guess NOT

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            • 2 June 2018 18:52, by South South


              I joined our struggle when I was 9 years old. I gave up the best part of my life to liberate people like you who are coward.

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              • 2 June 2018 23:16, by jubaone

                South South
                Bloody jienge liar. You were just a lost boy evading capture asas a slave by jellaba. At 9yrs old, the AK-47 could be taller than you. Only worthless jienges would believe this nonsense loser.

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  • 2 June 2018 06:20, by gatkhornuerikajuba

    Paul Malong Awan Anei (PMAA) my advise to you Uncle,you don’t know the meaning of peace and you will never get any peace anymore.
    the way you did last years back, they are enough for you,God will never,no never,give you any peace because you don’t like peace b/n Kiir and Machar 2016.

    peace is come to those who desired, but you don’t want peace,no one will come to you,

    u will die without right

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  • 2 June 2018 13:11, by Kenyang ll

    Malong for decades has maintained and built peace within Aweil and with neighbors. Current stability between Dinka Malual vs Baggara & Misseriya wasn’t by chance but thru Malong leadership. Gen Malong is innocent and if we’re honest and want peace and honest to ourselves, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar brought this war and remain the main obstacle to peace.

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    • 2 June 2018 13:31, by South South

      Kenyang ll,

      Aweil people are very innocent and peace community. It has nothing to do with Malong. They are good by nature.

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      • 2 June 2018 13:41, by South South

        I mean peaceful community.

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        • 2 June 2018 14:46, by jubaone

          South South,
          You see, ya aryan jienge! just resort to "Jienglish". It is easier for such luak idiots like you. By the way, we are preparing to now flush you out of Juba and Equatoria. So better get your "birish" and scanty belongings together cuz you are a foreigner, "juronit" a jellaba hireling and snitch.

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          • 2 June 2018 18:57, by South South


            Juba is for all, 64 tribes. You can come back to it if you want. I will make sure there is a room for you, but after you raise up your hands and ask for forgiveness.

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            • 2 June 2018 23:21, by jubaone

              South South
              No Juba is for Equatorians. You can go to Abyei, Bor or Gokrial. That is where jienges belong. The kiirminal already gave you your own states to develop. But lazy idiots and criminals like to idle in Juba for "monkey poop and stew" loser

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      • 3 June 2018 09:46, by Kenyang ll

        South South,
        All Dinka sections or possibly South Sudan should be the case if there’s such "..good by nature." Peace in Aweil among themselves and with neighbors was made and still being maintained through honesty and respect, not by nature. Gen. Malong for the last 3 decades is on records building peace.

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    • 2 June 2018 13:42, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      Paul Malong Awan! you were anti peace. You massacred the Nuers snd you recruited the Mathing Anyors who are the source of insecurity in Juba today killing, rapping women and committing all sorts of crimes. Go remain in the bushes for ever.

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  • 2 June 2018 18:48, by Eastern

    Whoever of the two derailed the ARCSS is not the issue since both are jenge anyway. The ARCSS was/is a threat to the Dinka 200 Years Project. I pity nondinkas helping the aJuba regime to remain afloat. If Mslong was/is being treated by Kiir thus, how will the rest nondinkas be treated?

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