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South Sudan’s Telar Deng returns to Juba ending self-imposed exile


Amb. Telar Deng after his return to Juba on 23 August 2018 (Photo South Sudanese presidency)
August 23, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese politician and former diplomat Telar Deng Thursday has returned to Juba after several months of self-imposed exile in Nairobi after his resignation from his ambassadorial role and sack from the government.

On 25 January 2018, Juba summoned for consultations Deng who was South Sudan’s ambassador to Moscow but instead of returning to Juba he resigned from his position. Following what his old friend President Salva Kiir issued a presidential decree sacking him from the government services.

Since Telar Deng appeared with the opposition leaders in Nairobi and rumours emerged that he was allied to the former SPLA chief of staff Paul Malong but he strongly denied the allegations.

However, the South Sudanese presidency confirmed that Telar Deng arrived in the South Sudanese capital Juba on Thursday and released two pictures for him with relatives and senior government officials who came to welcome him.

After his return to Juba Telar said he was back to contribute to the peace process adding there is a room for all the South Sudanese to take part in the political settlement of the South Sudanese crisis.

"No matter differences we may have as a nation a and a people there is always a room for us to sit and resolve our all differences," he said.

"I have to thank his Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit who delegated presidential adviser Tor Deng Mawien to go to me in Nairobi and I was also glad to tell him I’m coming back on Thursday to contribute to peace (process). peace cannot be brought by one person or one ethnic group it must be brought by all of us," he further disclosed.

Telar’s return was also welcomed through the social media where many praised the move saying it is time for peace and reconciliation.

He wrote a series of articles calling for a comprehensive peace process including all the South Sudanese without consideration to the sanctions imposed by the international community on any one of them.

Last June, he welcomed the inclusion of SPLM-IO leader Machar in the peace process adding "IGAD should also include the newly formed parties that are already on the ground. The left out movements will definitely carry on with the war regardless of the UNSC sanctions".

The IGAd reportedly refused to include Malong in the revitalization process pointing to the international sanctions imposed on him.


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  • 24 August 2018 00:11, by Theone

    Their banks are getting EMPTIES,so they are back to fill up their pockets. Soon they’ll be back to foreign countries.

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  • 24 August 2018 01:21, by Kush Natives

    So difficult for South Sudanese innocence population now to trust who and distrust who, but we South Sudanese will never learn till kingdom come. Our uncivilized politicians are throne messing up this country, no another way around. Why people keep rebelling against Kiir and keep coming back as Kiiris gone? Anyway, come back everyone peace is coming!

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    • 24 August 2018 06:24, by Tilo

      All this is happening because the people who claim to be the leaders are nothing but bunch of idiots. The entire government is a joke and useless.
      They only care for them selves but not for the people of South Sudan

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  • 24 August 2018 02:13, by Nairobimitot

    To Critics

    There is one kingdom of God or Heaven. God forgive anyone who has rebelled and God invites everybody to come to is Kingdom because he loves all people equally even the sinners.
    So, I do not understand why people are blaming President Kiir to bring all the people back to the government when in fact they are the citizens of South Sudan. Be reminded that, it will be tough for most rebelled to rebel again from the government because a lot of them have felt sorry for what has happened and have learned their lessons.

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  • 24 August 2018 06:54, by Mayendit

    Mr. Telar Riing Deng, gen, Paul Malong Awan, Majak Agoot, Deng Alor Kuol, Mabior Garang Mabior, gen, Ayii Akol and many more others Dinkas members. You guys should learns from the Top Dinka leaders who break away from Garang such as Kerubino Kuanyin Bol, Arok Thon Arok. Our Dinka societies are not same as Nuer societies or others tribes.The word nyagat are being taken seriously by Dinka as bad.

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  • 24 August 2018 07:06, by Mayendit

    Continue advice Dinkas who took arms against new nation.
    The Top two leaders just mention above were the stronger men and well known in the SPLA/M but they were deny by their own people special, the late gen, Kerubino Kuanyin Bol in Bhar el Ghazal regions. It mean that, our Dinka societies do not like the word nyagat and if you rebel perhaps, you will not be follow by many Dinkas and end up return

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  • 24 August 2018 07:17, by Mayendit

    Finally, even though the people like Telar Riing has returned back still, his own families are going to faces some difficult in the coming years. Gen, Paul Malong was not supposed to take the word nyagat because he has many Children whom would be looking to gets any opportunity as father did unfortunate, he did not thought about his kids future shame on him.

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  • 24 August 2018 08:56, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    Let us leave the habit of rebelling when one is sacked from government positions. Telar Ring left Moscow and resigned when was asked to explain the mismanagement and corruption he committed in Russia. Now that Kiir has issued an amnesty (even for thieves) he rushed to Juba in order to be awarded another constitutional post. Our President is innocent but he is being misled by the so called advisers

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    • 24 August 2018 09:05, by jubaone

      Jobless, penniless and worthless, the one-time fake lawyer and academic impostor has returned to Juba like a humble dog 🐶 with tail between its legs, after rallying behind fugitive Malong unsuccessfully. How pathetic and cheap. If he were a woman, people would call him a prostitute. How such low creatures sway like piss of a running bull. Inconsistent, unreliable and "mujieng jieng"

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      • 24 August 2018 10:41, by Eastern


        Well stated; you make my day. Thanks.

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        • 24 August 2018 12:06, by South South

          jubaone and Eastern,

          Two of you are really nothing, but crying babies. Anyone who wants peace should be respected, that why I change and address Riak with respect. I will do the same thing with a big thief called Thomas Cirillo if he accepts peace. Monkeys like you are very, very disappointed, you thought South Sudan would fail. No, we will take South Sudan to the end of the world with SPLA

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          • 24 August 2018 15:28, by Eastern

            Where are bigger than you miserable man can even imagine.....! Our comments keep your arse on fire 24/7,....,Next!

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            • 24 August 2018 16:03, by South South

              One thing you don’t know is that you change. You are very down these days. Do you know that? Where all these big talks of yours? South Sudan is our country, we fought for it and we gave up the best parts of our life for it. We will run it the way we want, and if people like you or your other monkey called jubaone do not like it, we are ok with that.

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              • 24 August 2018 16:52, by Eastern

                South South,

                I have never changed; I am resolute. I am not Taban Deng nor the bounced Julius Tabuley, I am the Eastern Rock solid and unwavering. Kiir certainly can’t change me! The anticlimax is neigh, just watch this space!

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              • 24 August 2018 19:15, by jubaone

                South South
                These are desperate remarks of a frustrated and disillusioned juronit and scumbag. Cuz you neither have skills nor knowledge, its unlikely you can run a country. It’s not a luak where you idly sit under lalob tree naked and sing cow 🐮 songs. Develop your stinking first loser. Just like a chimp that tries to open a coke bottle. Worthless jienge.

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        • 24 August 2018 19:38, by jubaone

          You’re welcome. Telar would be better off naked or wearing a half-jellabiya or "chobong" instead of disgracefully dressing himself up in a suit. An insult to intelligence and integrity. Smart chimp

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