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January 7, 2011 (JUBA) – The Nuer ethnic group, the second largest community in Southern Sudan after the Dinka tribe, organized a celebration on Thursday for its legacy on the eve of the region’s referendum on independence of the region.

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Young girls and boys performing a Nuer cultural dance at the Nuer Youth meeting in Juba. Jan. 6, 2011 (ST)

The community inhabits a long belt of territory right from the Ethiopian border in the extreme eastern part of Upper Nile state, stretching through Jonglei state and across the River Nile to the west bank in Unity state bordering Warrap state in the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region.

The celebration was organized by the Nuer Youth Union (NYU) from the three states of Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei. Thousands of youth converged at Nyakuron Culture Center in the Southern Sudan’s capital, Juba, in what the organizers said was a celebration of great legacy of the Nuer community in their contribution to the south’s liberation struggle dating back to the resistance against the Turkish and British colonial era’s in Sudan.

They also used the occasion as an opportunity to mobilize the Nuer community to fulfill their aspirations and principles based on their culture of justice, equality and freedom of individual and society by voting for secession.

The celebration was attended by several Nuer elders from the three states of Greater Upper Nile, many of whom lectured on historical achievements by sons and daughters from the community during the more than 100 years of liberation struggle. Though similar gatherings had been organized in the past, the event this week came two days before the people of Southern Sudan will vote to determine their future destiny.

Elders expressed their gratitude for the Nuer community, which they said, had contributed greatly to the championing and pushing forward the right to self-determination of the people of Southern Sudan which finally culminated in the referendum on independence due on Sunday.

Addressing participants in the hall packed with thousands of Nuer youth during the occasion at, the minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, James Kok Ruea, told the gathering that the great contributions by the community has brought southerners to where they are currently.

“Sons and daughters of the Nuer community might have been misunderstood by some at times during the struggle, but now the fruit of their contributions in calling for and championing self-determination has brought us to where we are now. We will vote for independence beginning in two days time, which came about because of the right to self-determination our sons and daughters greatly contributed to its championing”, he said.

James Kok called on the youth in particular and voters of the Nuer community in general to vote for secession. The call was also echoed by the GoSS minister of Youth and Sports, Makuach Teny Youk, who called on the youth to lead the vote for independence of the region.

Judge John Gatwech Lul, one of the three southerners in the nine-member Constitutional Court of Sudan, lectured on the community’s military officers who contributed during the struggle in Anyanya One rebel movement beginning with those who participated in the Torit Mutiny in August 1955 one year before Sudan became independent.

He also hinted the second rebellion in Akobo in 1975, which was headed by the then 1st Lt.Vincent Kuany Latjor, who established his military base at Bilpam, in Eastern Nuer territory at the Ethiopian border, until the SPLM/A was later on formed and established in Bilpam in 1983.

The SPLM’s war with various Khartoum governments ended in 2005, where both sides agreed the south would be given the right to secede through a referendum. Southern Sudan is widely expected to vote for independence. Voting begins on Sunday and will run until January 15.

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  • 9 January 2011 04:46, by omoni Atari

    hahahah,

    I dont want crack my mind for no reeason.
    Let south sudan unite us.
    "together we can achieve"

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    • 9 January 2011 04:56, by T.O.

      The gathering is for peace in our country and it’s NOT intended to anyone. Let freedom ring for SOUTH SUDAN and the world would know what we have fight for.

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    • 9 January 2011 05:00, by Chuker

      what a great Job from our Juba Base Youth Union of Nuer community for celebrated legacy of our great leaders who championed the right of self-determination. One instance is great leader Dr. Riek machar who wrote an article some years about the future of South Sudan. please check the link below:http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Hornet/sd_machar.html

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      • 9 January 2011 05:39, by landlord

        what i know so far is that riek macher never sign any artical in CPA AND THAT SHOW AS THAT HE GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH SOUTH SUDAN FREEDOM

        THIS IS NOT KPA MAY BE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT KPA THAT WE DON’T JOIN ,
        AND THAT MAKE IT FAIL TO DOOM.

        MAY GOD BLESS THEY SIGNTORIES OF SOUTH FREEDOM BUT NOT KPA OF DOOM TO DEATH

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        • 9 January 2011 07:52, by Deng Bornyang

          To Landlord! When will u my friend learn to write an intellectual comment on this web? You are always contravesial in your comments i don,t know why! I meant all your comments are so boring and this man that you always been criticizing can be your father insteady you comment recklessly about him. You might be sick or else one of those spoiled kids being brought up by their grandmothers.
          Stop those childish comments!

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      • 9 January 2011 06:58, by Marco A. Wek

        Chuker, you must have had a terrible malaria sometimes while you were in Sudan which might have affected your thinking mechanism.

        Please don’t humiliate yourself and Dr. Riek Machar everytime you write on this site. What is wrong with you? Are you missing some screws in your brain? I am advising as a brother, do not be centered and always try to remember no matter how hard it might be for you that your leaders are not only your tribesmen but all Southern leaders. It is simple and easy if you practice it everyday.

        May the Almighty God and the soil of Southrrn Sudan transform you brother Chuker? I hope we have less type of you in Southern Sudan for I am really worried, if the UNITED STATES did not TRANSFORM YOU TO THINK ALWAYS ABOUT UNITY OF YOUR PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN then I am afraid you might need some medications to help you fight that disfunctional.

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        • 9 January 2011 08:07, by Chuker

          Marco,

          nothing wrong with my brain mechanism, but i’m just want to point the true about who is behind our freedom. I did it with support link. you can disagree with me, but for me i will never question your brain and your thinking capacity. please let agree or disagree with context of the article.

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          • 9 January 2011 09:24, by Marco A. Wek

            Chuker you are still our brother whether you Acholi, Anguak, Nuer, Balanda, Morle, Dinka or any tribe in Southern Sudan. My advice to you is we should not support any of our leaders because they are from our tribes , however, we should support them because of their good leaderships. There is nothing wrong in loving tribe but it is wrong to politicized it.
            And please stop the posting that Dr. Riek force Dr. John Garang to accept Southern Referendum. If Dr. Riel were to have authority to force Dr. John Garang whose movement fought different Northern Sudanese governments for 21 years then Dr. Riek would have otherwise forced Omar Hassan Al Bashir to implement his Khartoum Peace Agreement (KPA) but CPA brother which led to our today’s vote has nothing to do with Dr. Riek whatsoever but our brother Riek realized during his return to Khartoum that the KPA he signed with Al Bashir was not going to go anywhere and instead Omar started making conflict between Dr. Riek and his lower circle and fearing his own life, he made very good move rejoin his brothers in the SPLA/SPLM.

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            • 9 January 2011 10:20, by Chuker

              Marco,

              please you need to do some more research, dictator John Garang don’t have credits about freedom we are going to witness soon.
              If you have a copy Nairobi Declaration between Dictator John Garang and Dr. riek Machar you must have to agree with me that Dr. Riek Machar forced Garang to accepted Self-determination in exchange for Garang to remain as a leader of a brand new Party, SPLM because he is after leadership, he don’t care about suffering our people. it is good that i don’t hear any thing in Juba street of NEW SUDAN OYEE.

              Finally, don’t get me wrong, iam not a tribalists.but we need to be fair to our leaders if we need to live in peace and equality, period!

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              • 9 January 2011 12:42, by Marco A. Wek

                Point of correction brother Chuker, if you search CPA papers day and night, you won’t find any Riek’s name or signature. Again if Dr. Riek that power to the late CNC Dr. John Garang, then number one, Riek would have not run to Khartoum and signed KPA which he very well knew it was not going to be honoured by Al Bashir. Bashir or Northern government very well knew Dr. Riek Machar was weak militarily but nevertheless wanted to use him to slow down the SPLA/SPLM which did work for awhile but when the great SPLA started offensives against Al Bashir force and brother risk realized that his success relies in the SPLA. He left Khartoum secretly and announce his joining of the movement which transformed him to what he was to begin with.

                How would you tell the Southern Sudanese that Riek who run to the Arabs in Khartoum and swore to them that he was coming back to the South to kill Southerners for money is now the one who actually the one who was the main character of the CPA which us the chance today to exercise our right to live as free people in South Sudan. Again, everytime you reply or post any comments, you not realizing that you humiliating yourself and poor Dr. Riek Machar who really knows what confidence and trust Southern Sudanese people have on him given his shady past. If you tell some one from Southern villages that Dr. Riek Machar is the main character behind our today’s vote, they will tell you wa jen chakij or etor mordit or anta kathab ya walad.

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      • 9 January 2011 20:14, by Biggy K

        Riek is a doctor of murder, rape, and looting. He has no records of fighting liberty apart from what everyone know knows about him, a traitor. He defected to NCP and took us back when we were about to win the battle.

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    • 9 January 2011 05:02, by landlord

      Thank you omoni lat be united and wark together and we will be great people of south sudan,
      Nobody can say this freedom was his or her gold but the history will tell.

      God help

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      • 9 January 2011 14:49, by Gatwech

        Great Nuer history and legacy,

        Hi guys,

        We will continue to tolerate you until zero hour when our final freedom is achieved. Why, because we know who you are from your grandpa to your offsprings.

        Some of you even dared to question the wisdom used in tolerating you and dragging you slowly to the freedom day.

        Do you know how to shoot two birds with one stone? Well, it was Dr. Riek Machar whom you hated for correcting your past kings and turning the direction of the ship to the right path (self-determination in 1991).

        In 1997, Khartoum Peace Agreement was signed: Bashir was forced by strategy and committed himself to the right to self-determination (first time in Sudan’s history). He thought by doing so, Riek would be his permanent ally. Riek strategically "landed on his feet" as written by Western writer in his book. Self-determination got stuck in the vocabulary of Bashir even after losing Riek’s strategic alliance.

        2/ Late John Garang was forced by the international community and South Sudanese to reunite with Riek on the basis of self-determination or lose support. (You know he could not survive without support). Riek traded leadership with self-determination by telling Garang to be the leader but accept self-determination.

        Well, Bashir’s alliance with Riek has failed as was the leadership of Garang. But self-determination has survived!!! This is what we are celebrating today, 9th January.

        Some argue why Riek did not sign any of CPA’s protocol. The answer is simple. Accordiing to the Nuer wisdom which your likes would never understand. Riek wanted you people to be proud of CPA on his self-determination to referendum so that you don’t spoil it using the so-called united Sudan.

        Perhaps he wanted you to feel the delusional ownership of the CPA on self-determination so that you support its implementation.

        Even when your greediness, known to all southerners and the whole world surfaced in 2005 by forming the government with most of your tribe in the government, the Nuer wisdom which knows your culture tolerated you so that you eat and corrupt to satisfy yourself in order to support the match to referendum. You would have spoiled it, if you were not allowed to eat like orphans from the Nuer oil money.

        Thanks God that Salva Kiir is alive and well until the voting day because without him, your likes (Dinka) who believe in Benys would have lost hope and vote for unity. You would have refused an independent South led by non-Dinka. The Nuer wisdom told them to allow the Dinka to eat in their leadership in order to be carried by the wind of separation.

        Well, I am wasting my time lecturing to people who don’t have the guts to understand the deep wisdom of the Nuer.

        We congratulate ourselves for carrying you on board of separation and destroyed the so-called united new Sudan, your vision which was after second class citizenship. Garang was baptized in the name of separation when he finally confessed after joining with Riek and said the people of South would not vote to be second class citizens.

        Our goal is to achieve independent South no matter how we tolerate greedy species through giving them the hope of eating for ever even during independent South.

        Ahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...............

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  • 9 January 2011 05:24, by Bol Deng

    History tell its self because it can not be twisted.
    Good you guys enjoy the CPA which lost millions lives while some really run to Khartoum begging Arab thinking that SPLM/A will be defeated. I have nothing to say other to say SPLM/A.

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  • 9 January 2011 06:22, by Mach Achiek

    Dear Mr Minister,

    You don’t get right to self determination by calling it out only, the rebels must first rival the government in term of power in a order to win ground. Militarily,what were the strategies used by the Nuer community to force the government to accept the right to self-determination for the people of South Sudan?

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  • 9 January 2011 06:24, by omoni Atari

    William Nyuon attacked ikotosh and chukudum in 1993 and Nasir faction leader riek attack bor.
    In all these town ,there were no Arabs,all were southerners,
    Brothers, sister, mothers ,and NUER William Nyuon killed them. iam glad , i was in chukudum that time,i killed the enemies mercilessily. we defeated them ,and no one resurrected to Ngundeng.

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    • 9 January 2011 06:41, by Chuker

      say Many Nuer’s SPLA commanders murdered by Kuol Manyang Juuk?

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      • 9 January 2011 07:08, by omoni Atari

        Chuker,
        you right too,many Nuer and Nubia were killied in Chukudum by SPLA Commanders,iam the living witness for this movement,
        i dont support wrong elements.

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        • 9 January 2011 07:56, by Chuker

          Omoni,

          thank you very much for been a witness for horrible act committed to Nuer commanders and soldiers by Kuol Manyang Juuck other SPLA commanders in Chukudum and other places.

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      • 9 January 2011 20:35, by Nhomlawda

        Chuker,

        Kuol Manyang is not a senseless leader like your short sighted anyagat called Riek Machar.

        Riek Machar slaughtered all non Nuer and Shilluk soldiers caught in his upper nile nuer dominated divisions in 1991. Nasir was turned into slaughter house where long queues of chained soldiers were killed by head cutting with pangas, Riek Machar ordered them to be murdered using pangas so that his soldiers’ bullets are not wasted, what an inhuman death brought by that visionless leader to his people.
        God will never forgive him for all atrocities he had committed on innocent soldiers and civilians.

        On celebration, I have nothing to say, those guys paraded yesterday in presence of world cameras tell everyhting about Nuer community and their contributions to liberation of South Sudan.

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    • 9 January 2011 06:48, by landlord

      Dear omoni thank for the frist time ever for telling the truth
      Thanks one more

      Now we all know who stabbed people at back

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  • 9 January 2011 07:55, by Bol Deng

    " 100 years of struggle in Sudan"
    Really! with who?

    This argument is the same like the way all of you make illission for independent of South Sudan. I can not wait to hear the absence minded among the South. This is absolutely backward!

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    • 9 January 2011 09:21, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      It is all about freedon, justice and independence. Really like all the tribes of South Sudan, Nuer have been at the forefront in the battle for the qualities mentioned above. Nobody can deny that. I hope they will still stand for those facts. Contribution of others like Father Saturnino Lohure, General Tafeng, Aggrey Jaden, late Abu John, Simon Jada, Phillip Angutua, Michael Loruwe, Gordon Muortat should not go unnoticed. Together we liberated South Sudan. Together we should stand shoulder to shoulder to build our nation. We will still need unity to raise our nation from the ashes of our loved ones to prosperity. Noone should claim his contribution for liberation of South is a passport to institute another evil in our land of milk and honey. Let nepotism, tribalism and corruption not be our impediment to prosperity as a nation.

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  • 9 January 2011 09:53, by Dinkanuer

    Shame Shame Shame on You

    Arab League - the League of Arab States; association of independent countries (including Sudan) dedicated to strengthening ties between member states and promoting common interests
    Baath - secular political party from the North; sided w/Baath party in Iraq, support unification of Sudan with Libya or Egypt and the SPLM/A Nasir Faction also call united Democratic under Khartoum were join together with Arab Northern government to fight against Southerners Sudanese Christians in order to destroy their right
    SPLM/A Nasir and SPLM/A D-C are the same body of 1991. Those with their members and Parties are include

    Boyya militia - formed in Equatoria as means of defense against SPLM/A; also known as Taposa militia
    Didinga militia - formed in Equatoria as means of defense against SPLM/A

    Mobile Forces Group of Nuer and some from Equatoria - part of the SSDF; formed at Juba Conference in April 2001 majority of them were Nuer against the SPLM/A;
    Mundari Forces - militia which is part of SSDF, signed formal agreement with GOS, led by Kelement Wani; self- defense organization but now major component of SSDF and critical to defense of Juba against SPLM/A
    Muslim Brotherhood - Islamist activist movement
    National Congress Party - ruling party
    National Front - formed in 1974; conservative opposition to Nimeiri, dissolved 1977
    Organization of the Islamic Conference - inter- governmental organization with permanent delegation to the UN, representing 56 Islamic nations dedicated to serving the interests of the world’s Muslims
    Republican Brothers - religious party from the 1980s, created by Mahmud Muhammad Taha
    Southern Coordinating Council - always been headed by a Nuer with an Equatorian deputy; focal point for Khartoum- based southern politicians who are also against their brother in the South and the chairman Riek Gai who have been used by the Khartoum against SPLM/A
    Southern Regional Assembly - elected assembly created under the 1972 Addis Ababa accords to govern southern Sudan
    Southern Sudanese Political Assoc. - civilian cabinet created by TMC but failed
    Umma Party -
    Deng, Gatluak - elected Chief of Staff of SSDF; confidant of Paulino Matiep; organized the Juba conference those who were organized by the Khartoum against SPLM/A
    Doc, Gabriel Yoal - one of leaders of SSLM used against SPLM/A

    Duany, Michael Wal - American citizen and professor of political science at Indiana University; leader of SSLM also used by Khartoum against SPLM
    Gadet, Peter - most active commander under Paulino Matiep in SSUM until May 2003 used by Khartoum against SPLM/A
    Gai, Riek - former chairman of the Southern Coordinating Council, a body created to administer areas under its control in the South; member of the ruling National Congress Party also from Nuer who also given pressure to Nuer Youth to fight against SPLM/A)
    Gatduel, James - first deputy of SSUM used by Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A

    Gatwich, Simon - Nuer area in Waat region; SSDF used by Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A

    Ginye, Gabriel Tang - commander who split from SSDF after 1998; from north- east Upper Nile area; contributed to burning of villages and displacement of peoples specially in Nuer land used by Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A

    Guer, Deng - led SSDF militia; defected to the SPLA who was also a member of Dr. Riek Machar teams used by Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A

    Juch, Teny and Timothy Taban - Nuer area commanders in Akobo area; SSDF they were used by Khartoum against SPLM/A

    Juuc, Timothy Taban - Cdr; became a Brigadier in the regular army, led an attack on Akobo in February of 2005 as part of the SSLA against SPLM/A

    Kenyi, Martin Terensio - American- educated military leader from Mahdi tribe; one of leaders of EDF – military commander was joined in Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A
    Kong, Gordon - veteran under whom a Nasir group formed after a split in the SSDF in 1998 over power; deputy chief of staff for operations in SSDF Military High Command also used by Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A

    Kuany, Benson - leader of the Mobile Forces of the SSDF member of Dr. Riek Machar’s commander who also used by Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A

    Luc, John - former judge; played critical role in establishment of SSLM, also part of SPLM/A was also used by Khartoum against SPLM/A

    Matiep, Paulino - leader of the SSDF; created SSUM who also killed many Southerners in Khartoum used by Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A

    Mashar, Riek - Nuer, former Garang lieutenant; led rebel factions that agreed to sign a series of agreements with the Khartoum government in 1997; head of SPLM/A- United when the party split in 1991 during Bor Massacre the village of the SPLM/A leader Dr. John Garang which killed 100,000 people including women, children, and most elders people of Dr. Garang village.

    Moi, James - leading SPLM member and chairman of the high committee for reception of the delegation (IGAD peace talks) is the only Nuer who never turn his back to his people the like Nuer who were against the Southerners

    Ochieng, Theopholis - doctor and politician, one of leaders of EDF since 1980s

    Sule, Peter - head of the United Democratic Front, a break- away faction of the SSDF used by Khartoum to fight against SPLM/A

    Taban, Timothy - senior military commander of the SSLM used by Khartoum against SPLM/A
    Tang, Gabriel - Nuer area commander in north- east Upper Nile region; SSDF used by Khartoum against SPLM/A

    Terensio, Martin - overall commander of SSDF forces in Equatoria Used by Khartoum against SPLM/A
    Wani, Kelement - leader of the Mundari Forces; former officer of Anyanya I and member of National Congress Party, advisor to SSDF, and deputy chairman of Southern Coordinating Council used by Khartoum against SPLM/A

    Machakos Protocol - July 2002, Sudanese government and SPLM/A who playing important role for South Sudanese Peace agree on the role of state and religion, as well as southern Sudan self- determination
    Nairobi Declaration on the Final Phase of Peace - signed June 6, 2004, ending civil war
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    Nasir faction - another name for the SPLM/A- United party after the SPLM/A split in 1991; headed by Riek Machar and Lam Akol were deceived by Khartoum to signed fake agreement inorder for Khartoum to start digging oil in rich land of Nasir to fight against SPLM/A
    This agreement was the dangerous one that destroys Southern Christian Sudanese. The were told to back up what so call Sharia laws in order to damage Christianity and specially Black Christian African. Sharia - Islamic law was not understood by Dr. Lam Akol and Dr. Riek Masar who is now enjoying as vice president of South Sudan

    September Laws - Nimeiri’s 1983 proclamation of sharia as the basis of Sudanese legal system and redivision of Southern Sudan into 3 old provinces such as Bar el gazelle, Equatoria, and Upper Nile

    Torit faction - another name for the SPLM/A mainstream party lead by Dr John Garang when the SPLM/A split in 1991 is now removed tears and sorrowfulness from the eyes and hearts of South Sudanese.

    Wealth Sharing Agreement - part of the CPA, covers the division of oil and non- oil revenues, the management of the oil sector, the monetary authority and reconstruction of the South and other war- affected areas during pre- interim and interim periods
    White Nile Ltd. - Company in Block Ba; in Feb 2005 signed agreement with government of south Sudan to acquire 60% interest in Block Ba
    SPLM/A of Garang and Kiir is the only main party of South Sudan to be recognized for their work. Let’s us join to gather to build South Sudan Country.

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  • 9 January 2011 10:18, by Titbaai

    Chuker,

    Those details were revealed to him in a dream by prophet Ngundeng. So persevere!

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    • 9 January 2011 10:24, by Chuker

      Tibaat,

      we live in the world of reasoning, we don’t says things without sources.

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      • 9 January 2011 11:45, by Dinkanuer

        I don’t have mentally problems, what I know so far is that you are hurting in buts. If you have hemorrhage then let me know to find you a doctor to help you. I believed that your asses are swelling.
        Go to www.nueragainstsoutherners.org
        By Dinkauer

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  • 9 January 2011 15:05, by Gatwech

    Great Nuer history and legacy,

    Hi guys,

    We will continue to tolerate you until zero hour when our final freedom is achieved. Why, because we know who you are from your grandpa to your offsprings.

    Some of you even dared to question the wisdom used in tolerating you and dragging you slowly to the freedom day.

    Do you know how to shoot two birds with one stone? Well, it was Dr. Riek Machar whom you hated for correcting your past kings and turning the direction of the ship to the right path (self-determination in 1991).

    In 1997, Khartoum Peace Agreement was signed: Bashir was forced by strategy and committed himself to the right to self-determination (first time in Sudan’s history). He thought by doing so, Riek would be his permanent ally. Riek strategically "landed on his feet" as written by Western writer in his book. Self-determination got stuck in the vocabulary of Bashir even after losing Riek’s strategic alliance.

    2/ Late John Garang was forced by the international community and South Sudanese to reunite with Riek on the basis of self-determination or lose support. (You know he could not survive without support). Riek traded leadership with self-determination by telling Garang to be the leader but accept self-determination.

    Well, Bashir’s alliance with Riek has failed as was the leadership of Garang. But self-determination has survived!!! This is what we are celebrating today, 9th January.

    Some argue why Riek did not sign any of CPA’s protocol. The answer is simple. Accordiing to the Nuer wisdom which your likes would never understand. Riek wanted you people to be proud of CPA on his self-determination to referendum so that you don’t spoil it using the so-called united Sudan.

    Perhaps he wanted you to feel the delusional ownership of the CPA on self-determination so that you support its implementation.

    Even when your greediness, known to all southerners and the whole world surfaced in 2005 by forming the government with most of your tribe in the government, the Nuer wisdom which knows your culture tolerated you so that you eat and corrupt to satisfy yourself in order to support the match to referendum. You would have spoiled it, if you were not allowed to eat like orphans from the Nuer oil money.

    Thanks God that Salva Kiir is alive and well until the voting day because without him, your likes (Dinka) who believe in Benys would have lost hope and vote for unity. You would have refused an independent South led by non-Dinka. The Nuer wisdom told them to allow the Dinka to eat in their leadership in order to be carried by the wind of separation.

    Well, I am wasting my time lecturing to people who don’t have the guts to understand the deep wisdom of the Nuer.

    We congratulate ourselves for carrying you on board of separation and destroyed the so-called united new Sudan, your vision which was after second class citizenship. Garang was baptized in the name of separation when he finally confessed after joining with Riek and said the people of South would not vote to be second class citizens.

    Our goal is to achieve independent South no matter how we tolerate greedy species through giving them the hope of eating for ever even during independent South.

    Ahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...............

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  • 9 January 2011 21:50, by Marco A. Wek

    Brothers, why are we focusing our precious days in talking about tribe and Riek Machar? What difference will it make if we give credit of referendum to Riek, will that make some people happy more then the actual acts of referendum? Do you think Riek will be happy with that knowing it was a hard won by the blood of over two million South Sudanese? Why do we always focus on tribal issues and tribal backing?

    The fact is, Northern Sudanese accepted referendum because they knew they could not defeat the SPLA militarily and second because of the pressures from the international community and on the top the USA. Let thank God,international comminity and our brave SPLA and remember SPLA is not a tribe but made up of tribes of Southern Sudanese and others. Let us do away with tribalism and have a nation of South Sudan. Remember, our nation will be the least developed nation on earth and if we add tribalism to it, it will be a disaster.

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  • 10 January 2011 03:13, by Kim Deng

    Coward Jaang/Slaves,

    NUER OCCUPATION/INVASION AND ITS EFFECT ON OTHER JURS(DINKA, ANYUAK, BURUN, KOMA...)

    The vast area appropriated by the Nuer during the nineteenth century was formerly occupied by a Dinka, Anyuak, burun... population. The fate of this population is one of the most interesting questions pertaining to Nuer expansion. How many Dinka, Anyuak, Burun... were killed by the Nuer? How many died of starvation? How many migrated to other areas? And hoo many were sold to slavery annd/or assimilated into Nuer community?

    Although Nuer territorial appropriation had virtually ceased by the early 1800s, the Nuer continued to raid/invade the Dinka for cattle, Anyuak and Burun for land until present.

    Three large-scale Nuer raids against the coward Southern Jaang/Slaves that took place in 1914, 1916 and 1928 are of particular interest. In each of these instances the Mighty Nuer Warriors penetrated over ninety miles into coward Jaang territory and twice captured over five thousand head of cattle. These raids/invasions were, in many respects, comparable to the initial thrusts of the Nuer during their earleir period of territorial expansion, and document the scale of devastation wrought by Nuer agression.

    In 1908-10, the British sought to end the Nuer occupation toward Dinkaland and established control over the area. A new border between the Nuer and Jaang was established at the favor of Jaang/Slaves at Duk Padiet, fifty miles north of Kongor, and the Ghol, Ric,and Nyarraweng were awarded about four thousand square miles of territory the territory they had previously lost during Nuer expansion. The Nuer were also required to relinquish territory under active occupation. The Nuer undoubtedly viewed the transfer as a government-sponsored Jaang invasion.

    In May 1916, the Nuer Warriors again struck deep into the Dinka territory, penetrating to within twenty miles of the Bor post. At this point, a contingent of 500 Nuer tribesmen was spotted by Dinka scouts sent out to reconnoiter, and a large number of Jaang/Slaves accompanied by a Sudanese army officer and some soldiers moved out to intercept them. After initial contact was made, the Nuer Warrriors retreated with the soldiers and coward Jaang/Slaves in pursuit.

    Employing a stratagem they were to use on other occasions, the Nuer thus drew their antagonists into an ambush. Suddenly, the Nuer Warriors were heavily reinforced and attacked in strength, slaughtering, scattering the coward Jaang/Slaves and wiping the army detachment and kill them all to the last man. The following year (1917), the British launched a major punitive expedition against the Nuer Warriors, resulted in heavy casualties have been inflicted on both sides.

    Being further removed from early incursions of the Nuer Warriors, the Twic, like the Bor, have suffered far less yearly raids/invasions and have fattened upon their brother Dinka’s misfortunes. There in no doubt that they (the Twic) regarded the yearly flight for refuge into their country by the Nyarraweng and the Ric and a chance for profit and were in the habit of annexing a large percentage of the herds of these tribes when the latter retired disorganized upon them for support.

    North of the Sobat/Baro river, the British faced even more formidable and intransigent opposition from Eastern Jikany Nuer who lived along the Ethiopian frontier. They were well armed with rifles and ammunitions from Ethiopia and raid neighbors, the Burun and Koma to the north, the coward Jaang/Slaves and Anyuak to the south-as well as Ethiopian tribes in the Westren foothills.

    Under the command of Lt. Col. Bacon a powerful patrol was finaly launched against the Eastern Jikany from Nasir in January 1920, complete with machine guns and airplanes. The Eastern Jikany Nuer Warriors led by captain of war, Mr. Mut Dung attacked the advanced troops, sustaining heavly losses on both sides.

    Had the Mighty Nuer Warriors ever wished to occupy the whole greater Upper Nile, from Renk to Mading Bor and from Ruweng/Abiemnon to Buma-Gambella, it seems unlikely that the over coward Jurs (Jaang, Bar, Chai...) could have stopped them.

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  • 10 January 2011 06:17, by Kim Deng

    THE NUER LEGACY

    1) 1901- The Nuer Warriors waged armed resistance against colonial rule, killing British officers, soldiers and the governor of Bahl el Ghazal.

    2) 1951- Both Diu a Nuer formed the only South Sudan Party ever.

    3) 1975- Revolts by South Sudanese soldiers in Akobo and other barraks led by Vincent Kuany Latjor, a Nuer by tribe protesting their transfer to the north, in violation of Addis Ababa Agreement. The right to self-determination has been eloquently championed and articulated nationally and internationally by the Anya Nya II movement since 1975 until SPLM/A-Nasir faction joined those separatists thereafter the Nasir Declaration on August 28, 1991 was declared.

    4) 1983- After the arrivals of "Newcomers," as Anya Nya II called them, two camps were formed within New-arrivals. Camp A was under the leadership of separatist Lt. Col. Samuel Gai Tut, a Nuer by tribe and an unionists camp led by Mr. Marxist-Leninist Garang with his self-claimed "New Sudan," vision.

    5) 1991- The very blessing day for Southern Sudanese, the Nasir Declaration of August 28, 1991 which got birth to "self-determination for the people of of south Sudan," was declared by Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon who is a Nuer by tribe.

    And of course, as a result of Nasir move, Mr. Marxist-Leninist Garang divorced and abandoned the alliance, called SPLA/M 1st National Convention at Chukudum in 1994. And for the firt time, the self-determination for South Sudan was the first agenda in that convention.

    And because the Nuer son, Dr. Riek Machar challenged Garang’s "New Sudan," vision during Nasir move, the movement changed from its former name SPLA/M as it was well-known back then to SPLM/A.
    6)..........

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    • 12 January 2011 20:33, by Marco A. Wek

      The short sightedness is the one blinding some of our brothers to talk about tribe all the time. If I could ask those of you talking about tribal legacies. How many tribes are in Southern Sudan and why are they not talking about tribalism? Does that mean they are stupid? The answer is no. They are the ones who think our backwardness is due to our tribal thinking mostly caused by ill educated ones. And by the way real education is not knowing how to read and write as some brothers may thing but it is the acts of knowing right from wrong and like the saying goes, a donkey can enter the university campus and comes out as a donkey which means that some people may go to higher education yet they may still come out unchanged.

      It is until Dinka, Nuer or any other Souther tribes so called educated ones restrained from tribal hatred, South will not progress. Let us be civic and by that I mean to say if Mr. X is not happy or have some burning issues he wants to say about Mr. Y, direct your anger to Mr. X or Mr. Y but not generalizing the tribe vast majority of whom have no problem with you nor do you have problem with them.

      Each and everyone of us who do commend on this website know who write what and if you are not happy with what an individual have written, please be man enough and respond to that person individually and it is that simple. Let ust restrain from short sightedness for the sake of our new nation of South Sudan. Let us not give our enemies credit that we are people who could not get along as a people. Let us not use our tribes as curse for our new nation. Every nation have or have had tribes sometimes but they do not use their tribal back grounds for divisions but for minor identification. No one and I say no one would say he or she has no best friend from another tribe.

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      • 3 August 2011 03:26, by John Jal

        Hopefully Naath community strays away from Tribal thinking and becomes citizens of South Sudan, and not their own personal vendettas towards other tribes.

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