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S. Sudan’s labour minister resigns over lack of peace implementation

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February 17, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s minister of labour and public services has resigned, citing the “impartial” composition of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (Photo: Reuters)

Gabriel Duop Lam declared his allegiance to the armed opposition leader and ex-First Vice President Riek Machar. Machar fled Juba in July 2016 and lives in South Africa.

“(…) With sound mindand excellent rule of reasoning, (I) do hereby officially resigned from the position as being the Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Development in what so call partial Government of National Unity with effect from 17 February 2017 and from there I reaffirm my full allegiance to the SPLM/SPLA-IO under the wise leadership of H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon (sic),” partly reads Duop’s letter.

Duop was appointed labour minister in August 2016 by First Vice President Taban Deng having been appointed by Machar, serving as Minister of Interior from April-July 2016.

The former Jonglei state minister for law enforcement and rebel governor of territories controlled by the SPLM IO in Jonglei survived the fighting in State House J1 in July 2016 and praised the leadership of President Salva Kiir for protecting his life.

When Machar fled the capital, Juba, following three days of intensive streets battle, Duop remained in Juba and shifted allegiance to Machar’s controversial replacement, Taba Deng Gai.

However, in his resignation letter, the former labour and public service minister claimed the government of President Kiir attempted to kill Machar last year.

Duop reportedly left Juba early this week on an official trip, but lost touch with the ministry.

This is the second resignation of a top politician from president Kiir’s government after the deputy chief of general staff for logistics, Thomas Cirillo quit last week.

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  • 17 February 12:11, by Naath

    Dinka tribal leader Kiir is having trouble to convince visionaries south Sudanese to follow his divide and rule policy.

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    • 17 February 12:50, by Joyuma John

      Make sure your resignation should not be association with corruption as your corruption is well known when you were a minister in Jonglei state government.

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      • 17 February 17:24, by Nuer is the Same Like Isreal People to God.

        Congratulation Gen. We love you , we are welcoming you to our premises Land in Nuer Land. Let us die in One Umbrella for Nuer/Naath Name.

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        • 17 February 20:35, by Nuer is the Same Like Isreal People to God.

          If iam Salva today I can Resign by all mean because now most of his Government are eating money and they are not supporting him , it is matter of time for coming of Visionary Leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny and they are supporting Dr. Machar including Duoth Guet.

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      • 18 February 00:49, by Kuch

        Mr. SUDAN TRIBUNE, is an online tabloid. You all know it. But some of fool always give the propaganda that it spew out with RADIO TAMAZUJ. Sharpen your spears fools, we are going to bomb the UN and everything that is connected to British, the US, their evil juus and their so-called arabs of North North. Some of you fools watch a lot evil corporate America and European movies>>>

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        • 18 February 01:25, by Kuch

          My comment are comments are re-edited by the criminals behind these propaganda in this SUDAN TRIBUNE to make me look like the idiots that they want always use to troll the SUDANTRIBUNE. We are going to bomb the UN out of our country and everything that is connected to evil corporate America, the British, their evil juus and some of their creeps in between>>>

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          • 18 February 01:37, by Kuch

            Fellows, we are not to live *side by side* with white people. Fools we are going to bomb our enemies out our country. There is going to be another fireworks in Juba. If some of your fools still have anything in South Africa and Juba, then remove it. We are going to destroy everything that is connected to corporate America, British, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between

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            • 18 February 01:42, by Kuch

              Listen to fools, our country is projected by the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their creeps in between as their Geo-political to play games with. Because they have seen our leaders even worship evils like the so-called King of Morocco>>>

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              • 18 February 01:48, by Kuch

                Fools, allow us to bomb everything the UN out of our country and we will be just fine. White people people will not leave our country without blood. We are going to bomb the evils out of our country once and for all. Fools, war is here.

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    • 17 February 12:57, by Akuma

      Bullshit,

      South Sudanese don’t want such fool leaders like Duop Lam.

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      • 17 February 13:23, by victory john

        south sudan it does n,t need the stupid preident like your president ,pleas you know what the president have been don in the country for 4 years don,t talk for nothing

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      • 17 February 15:37, by Naath

        Ayumi

        Akuma,
        I agree with you South Sudan does not need to be by foolish, tribal gangs leaders like Kiir, Malong, and JCE. These murderous must step aside for the sake of peace.

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      • 17 February 20:43, by Nuer is the Same Like Isreal People to God.

        Akuma if you don’t want visionary Leader Dr. Riek Machar South Sudan will remaining Gogrial Leader only.but not all Dinka just those who don’t like Dr. Machar are Tribalist, Discrimination those who they don’t want peace , let me tell you peace is Dr. Riek

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      • 18 February 08:46, by Diko Man

        Akuma,

        when will you accept the truth? we all know that this thing we call government in Juba is not existing, it only a name. those with sound brains will find it hard to be working with.

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      • 19 February 03:00, by Lokoli

        Akuma. You see!! Your blood pressure has risen badly. Tell the truth boy because you will be spared even when the government is eliminated. True leader don’t need to kill the power of truth will do it works. Be aware that the current government will cease if all Eqatoria realised and understood why Kokora was brought in the first place. Educate your people now because true nationalists are coming!

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    • 17 February 13:05, by Sadam Kuikoy

      Wise decision Gabriel Duop,I hope others including Taban Nya-Lam will follow your footstep soon.

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    • 17 February 13:08, by Midit Mitot

      Brabo Gabriel,
      We knew that your being in Juba was not your choice, welcome back.

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    • 17 February 16:11, by White Nation

      Thank you very much Honorable Duop for the fruitful decision you have taken and I know you very well as a man of people who can not follow a dirty government who kills innocent civilians.

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    • 17 February 16:20, by White Nation

      President Salva Kiir will face the consequence of always lice to his own people, because of Dinkia interest and if all South Sudanese people left him with Dinkia only he cannot be call president.

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    • 18 February 01:49, by junubi

      average nuer get understand when they reached 80 to 100 hunderd years old because they are born with low capacity of thinking let them get resign all and south sudan must go a head.
      after all SPLA/M fought twenty one years with out nuer foodlovers.

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    • 18 February 15:17, by Chong Thow

      Tribal government failure of president kir is falling apart. I believe no longer be exist this time. Mr president must blame yourself because you are surrounding by wrong mastermind Dinka older. Now,you are facing this problem.

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    • 19 February 01:34, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Naath, you always support criminals such as Machar and minister who stole the public money and defected to rebels. All the ministers who defected from the South Sudan government are criminals and thieves. They looted the public money and ran to escape the punishments. We, the government don’t tolerate behavior you supported. Please stop your support and propaganda.

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  • 17 February 12:12, by victory john

    Welcom back mr Duop lam to your original party. kirr government its not the rule that can follow by intelgen men, let the stupid men remain unders kirr rule, i hop that you will be the minstre under Dr machar regine in coming year.

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  • 17 February 12:24, by du-guecdit

    I hope yr resignation is not triggered by any grab of the innocent tax payers money as this ones has now become a new easy tactical looting of S.Sudan by deceiving 2 be loyal 2 the transitional Gov,t with a hidden motive of stealing,n when its accomplished u tender yr regntn thro media after running away with unknown cash. Shame on u former Hon. minister of Labour,4 following ThomasCirilo footstep

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  • 17 February 12:46, by Tilo

    This is too bad to the government,
    South Sudan is a failed state because of Kiir. Kiir you should step aside if you can not manage the country. Time and again avoid pleasing JCE otherwise SS will never have peace and be the same again. South Sudan is for all south Sudanese community
    AHAME ON JCE

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  • 17 February 12:47, by Diko Man

    We are waiting for hypothetical corruption allegation from the minister of information against the minister who resigned. From the SPLA side that Thomas corrupted fuel, engine oil and food materials to mention but there are few according to the statement by ST. Hahahaha......i like listening to nake lies.

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  • 17 February 12:48, by victory john

    jang eme. do you thing that the government rule under Kirr is rule? if its good rule why kirr decaler trible war in country?why kirr based for jang (dinka)only in politicalposte as minitres?can you tell me where the southsudan weapone takeplace? please don,t talk for nothing. ca jine jang mi thiele mi ngace.

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  • 17 February 12:54, by Diko Man

    Thomas and Gabriel. Who is next? Hawa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mr. Sir King
    i guess your agenda is becoming a typical failure..........you guys need other people from the other parts of SS to facilitate your agendas....it is a shame walai.....

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    • 17 February 13:14, by victory john

      you are talking for no thing

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  • 17 February 13:08, by Daniel Khuoi Takpiny

    My instinct and intituition tell me that not all Dinka/JIeng are beneficiaries of the Kiir government but are just victims of bad governance contolled by a team of corrupt individuals.
    We are suffering from within and i must be fair in telling my view to the matters at hand in South Sudan

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  • 17 February 13:09, by Daniel Khuoi Takpiny

    My instinct and intituition tell me that not all Dinka/JIeng are beneficiaries of the Kiir government but are just victims of bad governance contolled by a team of corrupt individuals.
    We are suffering from within and i must be fair in telling my view to the matters at hand in South Sudan

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  • 17 February 13:14, by Daniel Khuoi Takpiny

    The president must know his popurality,control and governace is fading daily and from the inner circle of his own people
    this is characterised by massive exodus of government service for greener pastures or join the rebel groups including those not headed by Riek Machar...."when there is no enemy within,the enemies outside will hurt us"
    something is wrong within the executive part of the governmen

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  • 17 February 13:23, by Eastern

    Another blow to Kiir’s tribal government. El Tabani’s appointment has been entirely inconsequential. It’s not brought the insecurity and conflict to its end as thought by naysayers!!!!

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    • 17 February 17:18, by jubaone

      Eastern,
      Good news coming soon from Juba with many defections to come. Undisclosed sources talk of a "big catch" for the Opposition as the regime is crumbling. Wait for updates!

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      • 17 February 17:41, by Eastern

        Thanks Jubaone, I waiting in Lologo......

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  • 17 February 13:24, by Dr. Rich

    I dont understand where our country now is heading to everyday now defections and resignations. soon there will Degrees (Decree) on SSTV on appointment of new people and some Diplomas. Lets embrance peace so that all this suffering will stop in SS

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  • 17 February 13:26, by Fair Man

    The door is widely open for you IO Juba, to come back to IO. We know that most of were forced to take up your current posts in save your lives, including 1ST VP Taban Deng Gai. Opportunities will come one by one. Taban should come the last, coz JCE will kill the innocent Ministers. Your place is prepared and let JCE continue with their peace. Congs. Lam Duop.

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  • 17 February 14:12, by Dalta Cirea

    You can forces a Human being by gun point but you can never forces human being in minded unless his own decision.
    Hon Doup Lam Minister of Public Services did not convince by STD Crown hotel group. Thank you Former Minister of Labour and Public Service to quit the illegitimacy government.

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  • 17 February 14:16, by hamil

    Next day we are going to hear fat lies from the government that "The Minister was evading Corruption investigation"

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  • 17 February 14:31, by Manyngoo

    The bad thing is not about resignation from the government but the running away from the face of the government shows a lot of unseen things/the reality about the situation. I wish my people a happy days. our nation will get back its glory!!

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  • 17 February 14:31, by magne1

    I want a Jieng only country. asking for more??

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    • 17 February 17:48, by Eastern

      Please coalesce around Ceuibet, that’s should be the typical Dinka country....

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  • 17 February 14:35, by Theallseeingeye

    tomorrow you will hear that Gabriel Duop Lam was the one who has stolen the 2 m ssp from the council of state... typical SPLA/SPLM behavior

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  • 17 February 15:12, by observer

    Yesterday the president got annoyed and issued a decree for rain to fall in the capital Juba. It was supposed to rain a month ago but apparently money meant for rain was stolen. Rumors has it that the former Labour minister may have stolen that money and evading persecution hence his resignation!

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  • 17 February 17:24, by Future1

    They’re well trained/oriented on rebellion strategies. Let them go!! If their time comes they will come back and do whatever they want with South Sudan. They were not for liberation but now reap what they didn’t saw. Upper Nile are known for these even the most educated guys. You will get us in Ramciel. No development at all!

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  • 17 February 19:20, by Dalta Cirea

    I think some people will never change from their behaviour in South Sudan. Please let us not preach tribalism instead focus on united South Sudan and peace.

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  • 18 February 00:53, by john akeen

    I have some questions for all of you. My number 1 question is who want peace in South Sudan?
    2-who want tribalism’s problems in South Sudan?
    3-what kind of government do people of SS want?
    4-do people of SS cares about their country?
    5-between IO & Gov who want peace to come for people of SS?
    6-do IO want peace or Government?
    7-is war in SS is about politic or about tribes?

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    • 18 February 01:24, by john akeen

      8-is media or computers were made for South Sudanese people so they can let their secrets politic out to the world the easy?
      9-do South Sudanese people do they really wants to leave together as South Sudanese people or not?

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  • 18 February 01:52, by junubi

    average nuer get understand when they reached 80 to 100 hunderd years old because they are born with low capacity of thinking let them get resign all and south sudan must go a head.
    after all SPLA/M fought twenty one years with out nuer foodlovers

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  • 18 February 01:53, by junubi

    average nuer get understand when they reached 80 to 100 hunderd years old because they are born with low capacity of thinking let them get resign all and south sudan must go a head.
    after all SPLA/M fought twenty one years with out nuer foodlovers

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  • 18 February 02:12, by junubi

    listen to me my sudantribune fellowers.
    calculate for me this maths, how many nuer foodlovers defected from government to rebels and from rebels to government per a day.
    [a] per a months
    [b] per a year

    please give me the answer am waiting oh.

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  • 18 February 04:36, by Akook

    Now, if those who work in Salva Kiir’s own cabinet deserted him. Then, who are you as political supporter on the basis of tribe, to tell us Kiir is ever left any steam in him?

    It is good or may be bad, to rule Whose reasoning is the same as that of animals. Otherwise, Kiir would have tender in his resignation in absolute SHAME and allow the country to enjoy PEACE.

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  • 18 February 07:43, by pabaak

    First thing you want to know is that what’s going on these days of resignation and rebelling is not because of corruption or bad governance of Salva Kiir government it is because of the curse of always switching side between rebels and government. Secondly, everything has its end. God will swipe out bad element and bring good elements to serve its people with peaceful heard and mind. Who know may

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    • 18 February 07:44, by pabaak

      may be the government has shun ways for corruption or because nothing can be steal since most people have accustomed for corruption and find it difficult to live without something to steal. So the result is rebelling and resignation. We’re tired of these behavior, their decision will ultimately pave ways for new talented people to serve people of South Sudan.

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  • 18 February 08:27, by Kush Natives

    We’re still gathering his records folks, hold on! But, remember there’s nothing to expect from those Nyagaatism brains. It’s an usually symptoms for the rebelionist to trick the government in order for them to keep country busy.

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  • 18 February 09:22, by Kush Natives

    Here go! It appeared that, the minister have a records of rebellion since July 2016, but, didn’t have a way to sneak out of the country. That’s why he announced his rebellion while on leave. He Duop Lam left the country with $267,000 which is equivalent 34,710,000 SSP. How would the public support this drainage idea of looting the country? Those of Midit Mitot, Eastern, Hamil and so forth___con

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  • 18 February 09:32, by Kush Natives

    con, Are so proud of such behavior! Now, what will he (Duop Lam)describe his way back to the country? Because, I am pretty quite sure he isn’t going to abroad for so long. Every minister in RoSS want to rebel in order erased their corrupt records. That’s no long a case in our watch. Whoever rebels twice and come back will service in jail 20 years without an investigation. First step we’re going co

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  • 18 February 09:43, by Kush Natives

    __ to suspend and deals with those duals citizens from the neighboring East Africans countries. We will not build the wall, but we will track down those crossed borders systematically, no doubt! We’re starting from Ethiopian South Sudanese, We’re not accepting two Nuers, including current minister of petroleum, He’s an outsider, he was not born in South Sudan, he must be relieve asap possible!

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  • 18 February 09:46, by Kush Natives

    I am done here, take it from me or leave it!
    Thanks,

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  • 18 February 22:56, by john akeen

    01-Acholi
    02-Adio(Makaraka
    03-Aja
    04-Anyuak(Anyuaa)
    05-Atuot(Reel)
    06-Avukaya
    07-Azande
    08-Bai
    09-Baka
    10-Balanda-Boor
    11-Balanda-Bviri
    12-Banda
    13-Bari
    14-Binga
    15-Bongo
    16-Boya
    17-Didinga
    18-Dinka(Jieng)
    19-Dongotona
    20-Falata (Arab Nomads)
    21-Feroghe
    22-Gollo
    23-Imatong
    24-Indri
    25-Jiye(Jie)
    26-Jur(Beli & Modo)
    27-Jurchol(luo)

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    • 18 February 22:58, by john akeen

      28-Kakwa
      29-Kara
      30-Keliku
      31-Kuku
      32-Lango
      33-Lokoya
      34-Lopit
      35-Lotuka
      36-Lugbwara
      37-Lulubo
      38-Maban
      39-Madi
      40-Mananger
      41-Mangayat
      42-Moro
      43-Moro Kodo
      44-Mundari
      45-Mundu
      46-Murle
      47-Ndogo
      48-Ngulngule
      49-Nuer (Naath, Lou)
      50-Nyangatom
      51-Nyangwara
      52-Pari
      53-Pojullo
      54-Sere
      55-Shatt
      56-Shilluk(Chollo)
      57-Suri(Kachipo)>>>>

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      • 18 February 23:09, by john akeen

        59-Toposa
        60-Uduk
        61-Woro
        62-Yulu.
        all of this tribes are they South Sudanese people or not? if they are South Sudanese, then why they hate each other to death? why Equatorians & Nuers & dinkas are giving other tribes hurt times in their leaving life in SS? why IO’s they don’t care about peace? and are they resigning for war against the of people SS?and why they working hurt for war a not for peac

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  • 19 February 01:08, by Black Africa

    @ John Akeen,
    What you said is bullshit. Dinka is only tribe in South Sudan that each and every tribes hates and not only in South Sudan,it is all over the world. Why ? they is no different between them with a wild animal. Why ? because the way the behave is like a wild animals not like us as a humans.

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  • 19 February 01:15, by Black Africa

    Cont.
    the Blame goes to Sultan of Dinkas,Killer Kiir , blood sucker Malong and his gangstans JCE . these are all Satan in Dinkas family.

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    • 19 February 02:00, by john akeen

      Black Africa
      there is no tribe in south sudan that can be wiped off by any human being, but God, if you’re talking about you want to finish Dinka, that will never happen, why? because Nuer didn’t create Dinka in SS, Equatorians they didn’t create Dinka in SS, and Dinka they didn’t create any tribe in SS, God created all in SS. if you want to know the truth,

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      • 19 February 02:16, by john akeen

        black human they shouldn’t be existed on this earth by now, so tell me how many country’s in the world that they don’t like Israel, and those country’s they want to C Israel wiped off and they couldn’t succeed until today. I’m telling you, you’re power is going to be transfer to the peaceful’s tribes leaving in SS and the peaceful tribes are the one who is going to rule SS with Dinka for life

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        • 19 February 03:10, by Lokoli

          John Akeen. You started nicely and spoil it at the end. The word "Dinka for Life" shows how narrow your thinking. There is no any tribe that want to wipe Dinka out except Dinka are thinking they can wipe other tribes and have SS for Dinka only. What a pathetic low reasoning!! Talk like educated Dinka. Ok.

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          • 19 February 05:01, by john akeen

            Lokoli
            no one in SS is educated, I mean 97% of the people of SS aren’t educated only 3% are, but let me tell you this for example Syria and Uganda and all other country’s who is in war with rebels toddy,reble couldn’t take out the country Gov. You know why? because if all the citizens are not against the gov that mean rebels can not take the president of the country out. I don’t hate Nuers

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            • 19 February 05:04, by john akeen

              but I just don’t like when they are afraid form peace

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