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South Sudan's FVP Machar swearing in as his wife stands besides him on 22 Feb 2020 (SSPPU photo)February 27, 2020 (JUBA) - The U.S. will adopt a wait-and-see approach towards the South Sudan transitional national unity government, hoping that cooperation between the parties will bring Washington to support them.

In an anonymous briefing, a senior State Department official told journalists by telephone on Wednesday that his administration will watch how President Salva Kiir and his FVP Riek Machar will behave during the 36-month transition which witnesses the implementation of political and economic reforms before to hold general elections.

"So everyone’s looking to see: Will this new unity government work? Will it remain an inclusive and unified government? What will their work habits be? And really, what I – the main take is if it works, if the parties work collaboratively, it has a chance of working. If they continue to be competitors within this government, it’s – it has a lot less chance of working," said the official.

"So a collaborative approach is what we’re looking for. We’re looking for signs of that collaboration, attitudinal changes," he further stressed.

Kiir and Machar delayed twice the formation of the transitional national unity government due to the failure to implement the pre-transitional measures particularly security arrangements and the number of states.

However, the two leaders have made major concessions that led them to form the national unity government on 22 February: Kiir accepted the re-establish the 10 states while Machar returned to Juba without his army as Kiir’s bodyguards are protecting him.

The State Department official pointed out that there is still uncertainty in the relationship between the two leaders. He further underscored they will keep watching their behaviours in different areas.

"Are they taking responsible decisions that are focused on the needs of their people, or are they taking self-interested decisions based on their own kind of political needs or their needs for power or corrupt finances?" He said before to add more interrogations "Will this new unity government work? Will it remain an inclusive and unified government? What will their work habits be?"

He stressed that they will keep watching the transitional government looking for signs of collaboration between the main partners and "attitudinal changes".

Nonetheless; the official admitted that up to now the two sides have made considerable concessions and showed the needed goodwill

"But really, collaboration is the word of the day there, I think. It was a compromise leading up to this. The parties had to compromise to get here, but they’ve done that," he said.

He expressed hope that in the future they will demonstrate with more "signs that this is different than before," as he said.

We hope "there are assertions by all parties that it’s different this time, assertions which have to be tested and watched very carefully," he stressed.

In a statement released on 25 February, the International Crisis Group (ICG) went in the same direction and described the concessions made by the two leaders as "A major step toward ending South Sudan’s civil war".

The groups said the two sides will no doubt be focused for days, weeks or even more to discuss over government positions. But despite all the shortcomings encountered, the think tank stressed that there is a willingness to work together this time.

" The magnitude of the compromises they have made suggest that both Kiir and Machar are more willing participants in this unity government than in the last failed one," ICG said.

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  • 28 February 00:59, by conservative

    This agreement is not gonna be like North and South is only allowing Dr woungkel to return and remain in his old position unless he wants to declare I’m leader of nuers only which is he look like it but we see and Washington this agreement belong to people of South Sudan first and we trust our president without SPLM will not have south Sudan

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    • 28 February 07:32, by Midit Mitot

      Conservative,

      You are still talking shit while IO have won the game, for you idiot taking us back to war will end-up at your side believe this.

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      • 28 February 09:15, by South South

        Midit Mitot,

        What really did you win? Pagak? Bentu? Malakal? Bor? 10 state+ 3 big administrations with oil out from Unity State? Tell us what you won?

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        • 28 February 10:06, by Games

          South Shit
          How, 10 plus 3 could be 32? Although 3 administrations will never work like fakes 32 states. Abyei is North Sudan, Ruweng is just imaginary name that were never exist..Pibor is taking some part of your land and a bit of Lou Nuer lands and I don’t think that this would work either

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          • 28 February 11:37, by South South

            Games/mentally retarded,

            You are under controlled. Big Ruweng is there in your face, nothing you can do about it. Oil is out from Unity State, in your face. 10 states+ big 3 administrations are there, in your face, shut up and follow Kiir.

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          • 28 February 11:44, by Khent

            Games

            Ruweng is not an "imaginary name". It’s the name for the Dinka of Abiemnom County. Abiemnom has been occupied by the Ruweng Dinka since at least the 16th Century. Historical documents from the Condominium period consistently point out that the Ruweng Dinka are to the immediate South-east of Abyei at approximately latitude 29°00’E - where they are now.

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            • 28 February 11:49, by Khent

              The Ruweng (Kwil, Awet, and Alor) Dinka reportedly migrated to their present territory north of the Bahr el Ghazal between 1730 and 1780 (Johnson, 1980:29; Howell, 1954b: 116). (The Structure and Development of an Expansionist System, Raymond C. Kelly)

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  • 28 February 09:04, by deng

    Dear All
    the war is for those who are bankrupt of wisdom and understanding, they have no choice just to use power, we the citizens we have our say in loud voice no war again. I don’t understand if the key ministries which make another difference will serve another citizens not South Sudanese if given went to SPLM IO or SPLM.

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    • 28 February 10:54, by Midit Mitot

      Deng,

      You are now talking as nationalist for sure, we don,t want this country going back to this senseless war but those crooks guys it need it to be.

      Job opportunist are always barking for nothing

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      • 28 February 13:31, by deng

        Midit
        I am nationalist since day, have you see me one day talking like those of tribalism online.

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        • 28 February 14:35, by Midit Mitot

          Deng,

          Am at your side now, I like someone nationalist like you, this country is belong to all and we are the change agents of the nation as young people, keep it-up man!

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  • 28 February 10:46, by King of Nyamlel

    Dear South Sudanese,
    The reality is that even Dinkas and Nuers who are/were with Kiir will go to Dr Machar for Positions. The truth is that Dr Machar is too objective, and ready for political reforms. He is the MOST WANTED leader by majority.

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    • 28 February 13:45, by deng

      King
      their moving ups and downs looking for positions is our not concern here, we want stability to be restorde in South Sudan, South Sudan need development if Dr. Riek make a change then he will get support from citizens. now citizens will know the war was for positions, as national resources will go to six presidency members, 550 MPs, 35 Ministers, unknow advisors and for council of states.

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      • 28 February 23:06, by Langbaar

        Deng
        You are spot on chap. The whole show was all about positions. However people think there would some changes to some psychopaths like Mr. Riek Machar behavior, the more things stay the same----Déjà vu in other word. How on earth a country like South Sudan would have 550 MPs and 35 ministers! Remember, these same bunch of low lives are talking about reforms and delivering of services to people>

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        • 28 February 23:21, by Langbaar

          where is the money to pay all these low lives come from and money to deliver the services to ordinary South Sudanese people? As long as Mr. Riek Machar is still alive and kicking in South Sudan, there is always going to be a mess chap. Mr. Riek Machar is a curse to South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. After all is name ’Riek/Riak’ spells ’disaster’ in both Nuer and Jaang/Dinka dialects.>>>>

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          • 28 February 23:48, by Langbaar

            Machar also means a dark bullock/bull in both Jaang/Dinka or Nuer dialects. So what do people think, would change when, a fool who dabbled in magic and Ngunbuong superstitions would portent to South Sudan and the South Sudanese people? From 1991, 2013 and 2016? All the psychopath is after is to be South Sudan’s president at all costs over the backs of South Sudanese people>>>

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            • 29 February 00:05, by Langbaar

              And there is another fool, Mr. Salva Kiir and his bunch of lowly advisors who have let Mr. Riek Machar and his bunch of goons run amok with South Sudan and the South Sudanese people all the times. Mr. Riek Machar should been dead or rot in jail for the rest of his life by now. The so-called government of national unity was another just another disaster being imposed onto South Sudanese people>>>

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              • 29 February 00:11, by Langbaar

                by foreign interest groups of *the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and their lackeys here in the IGAD and the AU who covet South Sudan and the South Sudanese people to death. And who think, their Riek Machar and his allies puppets/stooges, traitors and thieves were their only leverage to use as their blackmails and bargaining chips or cards to crawl themselves back into South Sudan>>>

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                • 29 February 00:24, by Langbaar

                  to come and restart their so-called ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BORDERS or their so-called AFRICA UNITY REGIONAL INTEGRATION UNITY piece of trash. Sharing of ministries in that so-called government of national unity would prove to be unworkable. Our Riek Machar of all people would demand ministries that are unlikely to be given to foreign puppets/stooges, traitors and thieves>>>

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                  • 29 February 00:29, by Langbaar

                    and they hope, their foreign masters would again come and play colonial masters over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people again like they have been using all along in foreign capitals. It is either you are in the government or the oppositions. And this simply done around the world to avoid infighting in the same government. But there are some evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs>>>

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                    • 29 February 00:35, by Langbaar

                      and some of their creepy allies here in the IGAD and the AU who thought there is some kind of democracy to be experimented in South Sudan and over South Sudanese people where the oppositions can share power equably with the oppositions. The infighting in the SPLM which brought the war into the country in 2015 was what was repackaged in the current so-called government of national unity.>>>>

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                      • 29 February 00:40, by Langbaar

                        many South Sudanese lowly informed fools are not seeing this dirty game. But it was deliberately implanted by some evils our lowly informed always call our our allies or uncles. They are fighting their proxy war of attrition over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people through their puppets/stooges, traitors and thieves like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo>>>

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                        • 29 February 00:45, by Langbaar

                          and some of their creeps who are keeping their heads low for now. And this is precisely to make South Sudan as ungovernable as possible until South Sudanese people become frustrated and asked for the UN, the NGOs, the AU and the IGAD come and rule South Sudan since South Sudanese are unable to rule themselves. This is not a conspiracy, but a plain truth>>>

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                          • 29 February 01:10, by Langbaar

                            After all, the traitors, foreign puppet/stooges and thieves of Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo are all on record wanting the UN and NGOs to take over South Sudan. Didn’t Mr. Riek Machar and his wife Ajany asked for the regional troops to be deployed into South Sudan to come and protect them against South Sudanese people?>>>

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                            • 29 February 01:15, by Langbaar

                              Mr. Lam Akol wants the same. Mr. Pagan Amuom went to New York and screamed outside the UN building that the UN should take over South Sudan. Thomas Cirillo stole the army money and ran to Adis Ababa asked the South Sudanese people to run away from South Sudan to neighboring countries since the Mr. Salva Kiir and his so-called Jenge/Dinka government was killing them>>>

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                              • 29 February 01:20, by Langbaar

                                some was an outrageous lie. The kind of PhD doctors and politicians we have here in South Sudan don’t exist else where on this planet. And so do many of our populace who follow them. I don’t know the supposed learned PhD doctors who should be ahead of the game always allowed themselves to be used by foreign powers and interest groups against their own country and their people?>>>

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                                • 29 February 01:26, by Langbaar

                                  This is another truth being played over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people by our so-called allies or uncles. That Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), South Africa, North Sudan, Nigeria and Ghana in west Africa would be made *manufacturing hubs* and that the resources from countries of South Sudan, DR Congo, Angola, Zimbabwe, Central Africa republic (C.A.R) and others would be used by>>>

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                                  • 29 February 01:34, by Langbaar

                                    rich Europeans, Americans, evil juus (so-called israelis), Asians and even some rich Africans who have stashed away their loots in offshore and shady countries like Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia) prostitutes, South Africa, UAE, British Virgin islands, Bahamas, Switzerland, Cayman Islands, Panama, Hong Kong and so on, as colletrals to secure loans>>>

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                                    • 29 February 01:42, by Langbaar

                                      to be invested in those selected would be African manufacturing countries. And the whole intrigue behind the scene here is to stem the West Africans, Darfuris, Eritreans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Somalis or even South Sudanese if at all there are any or other African low lives from crossing the Mediterranean sea to go to Italy and other European countries and go and caused problems>>>

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                                      • 29 February 01:49, by Langbaar

                                        or to prevent ’the West Africans, Darfuris, Eritreans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Somalis or even South Sudanese if at all there are any or other African low lives’ from going to *Israel* or crossed the red sea to *gulf Arab states’* countries to go and caused problems there. There are no resources in Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan. But these countries are chosen>>>

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                                        • 29 February 01:55, by Langbaar

                                          as the most ’strategic countries’ by the vermin in *the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their lackeys here in the IGAD and the AU who covet our country and our people to death. But the vermin are playing with fire fellows. Living over the back of other countries and their people is not and has never been a good idea.>>>

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                                          • 29 February 02:40, by Langbaar

                                            DR Congo new current president was:https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/africa/DRC-opposition-rally-allowed/4552902-4820488-format-xhtml-qhk1j2z/index.html
                                            https://kenyanreport.com/2019/01/24/congo-minerals-saw-uhuru-raila-fight-for-tshisekedi/
                                            The current DR Congo president is a foreign powers *puppet/stoge, thief and traitor* to his country and his people>>>

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                                            • 29 February 02:48, by Langbaar

                                              just like our *Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot and Thomas Cirillo*, Mr. Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo was molded in a five hotel of ’continental’ in downtown Nairobi. With the blessing of *secret societies and foreign puppets* of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga with Western and their evil juus (so-called israelis) masters lowly informed South Sudanese fools>>>

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                                              • 29 February 02:54, by Langbaar

                                                Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga and their foreign masters did the same thing with their Riek Machar in another five star hotel along ’Nairobi-Thika highway’, *the Safari Park hotel*. Even after Mr. Riek Machar and his allies ’agreed earlier in Arusha, Tanzania’ that they were going to ’reunite the SPLM’ after they were called to Tanzania by then Tanzania president and a low life,>>>

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                                                • 29 February 03:06, by Langbaar

                                                  Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. This Kikwete piece of trash is ’a secret society piece trash’. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga (even boast that he is the CIA man in Africa, former prime minister of Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, Mr. Abiy Ahmed, former Nigerian president president, Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, Susan Rice,>>>>

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                                                  • 29 February 03:13, by Langbaar

                                                    and some of their puppets/stooges and low lives like Mr. Malik Agar, Yasir Arman and load of their creeps in their cloned so-called Arab North Sudan whom they even have them in their *exclusives clubs in the devil infested island of England*. Fellows, let any evil ever try to bring anything that is connected *to evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis),>>>

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                                                    • 29 February 03:20, by Langbaar

                                                      their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) prostitutes, some of their Bantuses, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between whom we are going to bomb out map into our country and over our people again on the disguise of the so-called *HUMANITARIAN AID, DONATIONS, PEACE KEEPING AND HUMAN RIGHTS BULLSHIT AND THAT LOW LIFE WOULD BE AS GOOD AS DEAD>

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                                                      • 29 February 03:58, by Langbaar

                                                        No one wants to live SIDE BY SIDE WITH THESE VERMIN, NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Countries like Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, North Sudan, DR Congo and other bunch of lowly countries whom we are going to bomb out of map think, South Sudan and a country like DR Congo would be always used as their ’cash cow’ to support their own dirty>>

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                                                        • 29 February 04:04, by Langbaar

                                                          lifestyles and agenda. Fellows, be warned, Kenya and European allies had used that ’dirty and cheap intrigues’ in Somalia in 1960 and 1990---right up to day. During Daniel Torictich Arap Moi times, North East Kenya of Somalia were bullied by some criminals in Kenya and on the directives of their foreign backers from *the US, the UK, their UN, their UN, their sleazy NGOs their evil juus>>>>

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                                                          • 29 February 04:11, by Langbaar

                                                            (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps in between fellows. Somalians of North Eastern kenya of Garisa, Mandera, Dadab and even ’Eastleigh (10 Kilometres)’ are increasingly beaming very distrustful of Kenya and the criminals who rule their country. Somalis are not as stupid though, some low Kenya lowly lives were sent to Somalia as mercenaries in by their Europeans, Americans>>>

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                                                            • 29 February 04:17, by Langbaar

                                                              their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, NGOs and some of their sleazy NGOs as peace keepers----AMISOM----United Nastion in SOMALIA. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools, Islam is not ’a religion’. We have have informed ’Somalis, thorough and thorough’. There would be *big fire works here in South Sudan*. Bigger than then "black hawks down in Mogadishu">>>

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                                                              • 29 February 04:54, by Games

                                                                Langbaar
                                                                I thought Machar was killed in 2016 according to your bulshits? By the way, South Sudan is belongs to all tribes, and even M7 who driven Machar out from South Sudan is not happy with the way Salva Kiir is running his district also Known South Sudan.. Hanging yourself if you are not happy with the unity government

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                                                                • 29 February 05:34, by Langbaar

                                                                  Your *Riek Machar is dead in Juba on the 07/07/2016*. "To hang myself self?" Because of Nuer low lives or Mr. Riek Machar? Good luck fellows, just wait if the Nuers would be welcomed back to Bortown, Jonglei state, Malakal, Baliet, Atar. Your damned unity government is not going work. I would be damned if we are going to live with you low lives and your foreign masters in our country ever ever>>>

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                                                                  • 29 February 05:51, by Games

                                                                    Nobody wants to lives with subhumans like you either. South Sudan is going to have a referendum after the next elections on the numbers of States. So you can run your own state affair without disturbing us. Malakal is Shuluk lands, we will go to Bor revenge, not to stay in that shithole. We have beautiful lands behind Equatorial in the country...

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                                                                  • 29 February 06:01, by Langbaar

                                                                    We are going to bombed you and your foreign masters out of map and show you how much we don’t consider you anything. I am of the boys would again bomb you low lives, Kiir/ciirtoum,; kill every cloned so-called Arabs, Abeshas (so-callled ethiopians) prostitutes, Darfuris and some of their creeps in between who covet our countries and our people ARE NOTHING, but bunch of low lives, we are going>>>

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                                                                    • 29 February 06:09, by Langbaar

                                                                      to bomb to near *OBLIVION OUT OR OF MAP ON THIS PLANET EARTH*. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM loser. We are going to take back our Gambella region, from your Abesh (so-called ethiopia,) prostitutes, El Kosti, El Khartoum, Bomb your rubbish out Central Africa republic (C.A.R), French legions out of Djibouti, *into red sea with their mighty US army>>>

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                                                                      • 29 February 06:18, by Langbaar

                                                                        and almost ALL of their low lives armies who covet our country and our people to death fool. Living over the back of other people and their countries is not a good idea. Our Nuers ke nyantoc low lives, watch out. You are *a virus to our country and our people lowly informed fools*. *Ebola, Coronavirus and ’African swine’ were projected to be tested here over South Sudan and the South Sudanese>>>

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                                                                        • 29 February 06:27, by Langbaar

                                                                          people. The Ebola virus (new strand) was tested by your masters from the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of their creeps who covet our country and our people in *Guinea, Seirra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and their usual DR Congo*. Your Riek Machar was "bombed to DR Congo, national park in 2016 out of Juba" Mr. Game piece of trash, by the mighty us loser.>>>>

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                                                                          • 29 February 06:37, by Langbaar

                                                                            your Riek Machar didn’t go to South Africa, (our Kiirtoum again) or Khartoum, Adis Ababa, Kampala, Nairobi or South Africa again loser. Our Nuer ke Nyantoc fools, you are the least educated in Africa and even in the wider world. *read this this link:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/712960.Mine_Boy

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                                                                            • 29 February 06:54, by Langbaar

                                                                              a very superior woman, Ms. Leah helps her people from the Bantustans; Zuma, not the current Jacob Zuma who was disposed from power by the evils from *the devil infested island of England (Cecil Rhode always come minds), the Dutch, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans and some of their evils in between played games with Bantuses, Koi Koi, sans, other African communities>>>

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