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Anyuak traditional leaders demand own state in S. Sudan


September 28, 2019 (JUBA) – A group of kings from the Anyuak ethnic group in South Sudan have demanded for creation of their own state in order to address the issues affecting their community.

Anyuak traditional leaders meeting President Salva Kiir in Juba, September 28, 2019 (PPU)

This emerged at a meeting President Salva Kiir held with a team of Anyuak kings led by Akway Nyigwo Akway in Juba on Saturday.

The kings, the Presidential Press Unit said, presented to Kiir a number of issues affecting the Anyuak such as lack of educational facilities, water, poor roads and communication networks, among others.

Addressing reporters after the meeting, Pochalla county MP, David Okweir Akway described the meeting as successful, saying the president pledged to tackle issues affecting the Anyuak kingdom.

On his part, however, the presidential press secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny said the South Sudanese leader approved the construction of a primary and secondary school in Anyuak Kingdom to address the problem of children in communities travelling to Ethiopia for studies.

President Kiir, Ateny further disclosed, also directed the director of the country’s national security internal bureau, General Akol Koor to coordinate with the various telecommunication network companies to ensure that communication network is established in Pochala.

The South Sudanese leader reportedly vowed to address the demands for the creation of a state for the Anyuak community after the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

Kiir also announced that a vehicle be donated to Anyuak kings to ease their mobility.

The Anyak communities are primarily found in villages situated along the banks and rivers of southeastern South Sudan as well as southwestern Ethiopia, especially the Gambela region.


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  • 29 September 2019 07:08, by Games

    I thought demanding state, you have to have at least 6-7 countries? Anyang demands for their owns state is not a good idea. They need to sticks with Pibor administration till the country tackle the first priority things first.

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    • 29 September 2019 09:18, by South South

      Anyuak deserves their own state. Games is just writing like a baby"I thought demanding state, you have to have at least 6-7 countries?" 6-7 countries? Do Nuers have 6-7 countries in their states?

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    • 29 September 2019 10:07, by Anthony

      Child games
      The Anyuak kingdom should get a state. Their lands have been encroached upon by the nuer(your tribe) and murle(child abducters)

      Not surprising seeing a nuer not want the anyuak with their own state. That means you cant steal anymore land from the small groups.

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  • 29 September 2019 10:59, by Ram Mi Ran

    I think is a good idea because the 32 states most are base on tribe with out considering the population, area and their boundaries. This Salva Kiir ideology of born to run will finish South Sudanese.

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    • 3 October 2019 21:14, by Anthony

      Ram mi Shit

      You said it was a good idea then said it will ruin SS.

      Classic low IQ of a nuer there folks

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  • 29 September 2019 22:16, by lino

    Make it South Sudan Tribal States “SSTS” and we can have 64+ states no doubt!!!
    Now every State Tribal Land should make their own resources and pay their salaries!!!
    Oil and Natural Resources are National resources to pay debts and built infrastructure in all states so no one can rebel.
    (What the security services of Akol Koor has to do with telecommunications?!!). To security own the ministry?

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    • 29 September 2019 22:19, by lino

      Does security own the ministry???!

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    • 3 October 2019 21:11, by Anthony


      You low IQ dumbass. You just said each ethnic group should use its own resources and then contradicted yourself by saying oil should be shared as a national resource. Most of the oil is in Dinka land so fuck off.

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