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April 16, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president, Salva Kiir has called for tolerance and acceptance, saying the nation belongs to all ethnic groups.

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President Salva Kiir addresses the nation from the State House on September 15, 2015, in Juba (Photo AFP/Charles Atiki Lomodong)

The president made these remarks on Good Friday, a day he said, signifies the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, redemption over condemnation and hope over despair.

He urged South Sudanese to accept one another, embrace peace, forgive, reconcile and live peacefully, reiterating his government’s determination to bring lasting peace in the country, through engagements with other stakeholders.

"As we celebrate yet another Easter, I urge all our citizens to live peacefully with one another and do their utmost to make this country a peaceful nation. Our people must accept themselves and appreciate the values of peaceful co-existence. It is in our collective interest to live in peace because without peace, no meaningful and sustainable development can take place,” said Kiir.

“The message of Easter is filled with themes of love, faith, sacrifice, dedication, commitment, fulfillment of prophecy, hope, expectation and victory, as espoused in the scriptures and the teaching and lifestyle of Jesus Christ,” he added.

In recent weeks, however, fighting has surged between armed forces loyal to South Sudan’s former First Vice President, Riek Machar and government troops, especially in the Eastern Equatoria state town of Pajok and in Wau, one of the nation’s newly-created states.

The United Nations mission in South Sudan urged the warring parties to silence guns and demonstrate responsibility as violence escalates.

The acting Special Representative of the U.N Secretary-General, Moustapha Soumaré, said the peacekeepers were pushing for access to the conflict areas in order to protect the innocent civilians.

According to the world body, intense fighting occurred on Friday between government troops and opposition forces in Raja, a town located in Lol, one of South Sudan’s controversially-created states.

Soumaré said the Easter period should symbolise reconciliation and rebirth of hope, calling on leaders from all sides to embrace peace.

"They must show restraint and demonstrate their responsibility to ensure the sanctity of life of all South Sudanese citizens,” he said in a statement issued Saturday.

The U.N has reportedly deployed in vital areas to protect civilians, despite the challenges they face. But Soumaré said there can be no military solution to the conflict, but only "through a political solution."

“They must once and for all silence the guns, return to dialogue, reconcile their differences and bring the peace the South Sudanese people want and deserve," he stressed.

In recent days, the U.N said, thousands of people have fled to neighbouring Uganda from Pajok, while 13,500 others were received at its mission’s protection of civilians’ sites in Wau after the clashes between the country’s main rival factions.

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  • 16 April 19:47, by Midit Mitot

    Shit! do you know the meaning of word call tolerance? You would have to preach this word since on 16/Dec/2013 after your tribal Militia call Mathaing Anyoor have murdered the civilians. in-order to convince this nation, today after what?

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    • 16 April 21:21, by padiit gaga

      Mr President doesn’t mean his word he always tried to blindfold the world by saying peace while he doesn’t mean it. This tribal President must resign for peace to come if not S.Sudan must be like Somalia until he die, but IO will facilitate it.

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      • 16 April 21:34, by Garang Akeen

        @Padiit you wishes Kiir to resign and then who take over? Tell me.

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        • 17 April 01:41, by Chong Thow

          It will be acceptable if president kir resign,and people of southern m sudan choose they thinking is better for them. The unit will come back to southern sudan. It is hard to reconcile under president kir leadership.

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          • 17 April 07:10, by Garang Akeen

            @Gatnyere, Chou Thou or hw do you call yourself, President Kiir is not going to resign by then right, your aspiration is dead, s.sudn people have right to vote him out or in, when you become people of s.sudan? And who are to represent them? Your expectation is dead and buried. >>>>>> Lion is busy not time.

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            • 17 April 20:00, by Chong Thow

              Garang Akeen, I do not blame you because some people have a low standard the way they are thinking. Nobody likes the war even you too. If you are supporting war instead of peace, you are wrong direction my friend. We need peace instead of war in southern sudan.

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              • 18 April 18:38, by Garang Akeen Tong

                Thanks you bro, we are yearning for peace, Am not supporting current war that we are killing ourselves, but you are the very people fighting to Riak Machar seat, and you divided our people in tribal line. Am not not happy with that, right

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      • 16 April 21:55, by Garang Akeen

        @Padiit, you wishes Pres. Salva to resign and then who will take over. Tell me Am waiting

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        • 17 April 11:49, by padiit gaga

          We have many educated people in S.Sudan including Dr.Riek

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          • 19 April 22:07, by Garang Akeen Tong

            Dr. Kill have no room plse.

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    • 17 April 03:38, by Force 1

      Midit Mitot;

      The question is; do you people know how to not rebelled? How many times have you rebelled in the history of South Sudan struggle?

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    • 17 April 07:44, by Kuch

      Midit Mitot, Mr. Salva Kiir is a peaceful man and he is the one that let you fools play game with our country and our people. Can you fools ask *your sorry selves where your Riek Machar is? What are your fools fighting for? You are told farm your damn farms for your own own food,>>>

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    • 17 April 07:50, by Kuch

      Midit Mitot, Mr. Salva Kiir is a peaceful man and he is the one that let you fools play game with our country and our people. Can you fools ask *your sorry selves where your Riek Machar is? What are your fools fighting for? You are told farm your damn farms for your own own food,>>>

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    • 17 April 08:48, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      South Sudan dose not need a peaceful president,
      President Kiir, is a very peaceful man, man of tolerance, man of saint, man to forgive, man to reconcile, man of amnesty and man of war sometimes.
      Let us agree to Mr President.

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    • 17 April 12:52, by Rami Tot

      Midit Mitot

      Salva Kiir is the real criminal, he is the leader mobilizing his tribe to kill others
      but here claiming to be nuetral player Loool!! he can not advice other tribes to have tolerance on those whom they did not hate or has killed non he should be talking directly to his tribes who are killing no dinka and he is responsible for them to kill other tribes.

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  • 16 April 20:08, by Eastern

    Well, Salva Kiir is the president of dinkas and the nondinkas who have accepted to participate in the Dinka dance of dominance......

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    • 17 April 03:40, by Force 1

      Eastern;

      Just take it or leave it and then moved to your ancestral countries of Uganda, Congo or even Kenya.

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      • 17 April 03:45, by Mr Point

        the President set up massacres in 2013 and 2015 to destroy what peace was then possible.

        Now he preaches tolerance and the peace is destroyed.

        What tolerance is possible?

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        • 17 April 04:24, by Force 1

          Mr. Point;

          Who is going to lose more if you refuse peace call? I know it will never be the government!

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      • 17 April 07:19, by Garang Akeen

        Force 1 the have already gone to where they belong, that is DRC, CAR and Uganda, they are telling you byby.

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      • 17 April 12:43, by Eyez

        Force 1
        Everything must come to an end, history has taught us that, even great empires, like the British and the Roman empires all came to pass, so don’t think your naive illiterate tribal Jienge government will surpass time and last forever.
        Your time is slowly ticking towards the end, just like sand trickling through an hourglass, your MTN demise is inevitable.
        X1

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        • 17 April 17:17, by Force 1

          Eyez;

          Are you aware that the empires you mention have first been there for thousands of years before they ended?
          Bear in mind that the government with Dinka dominant is going to out-live you, your children, grand-children and great grand-children! If you think that the government without Dinka is going to happened in your lifetime; then you must be daydreaming!

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      • 17 April 18:42, by jubaone

        Force 1,
        Fleeing hunger and hopelessness in your luaks you now try to use the ancestry card. Oh Equatorians are from Uganda, Congo whatever. Who then was there b4 Equatorians? These jienges squatters have shit in their luaks and want places we worked hard to develop. Even with stolen billions the jiengesremains the eternal fool and loser.

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    • 17 April 09:11, by South South

      Monkey eaters called Eastern and Jubaone, yes, Kiir is a Dinka president, what are you going to do? Fighting him in internet? The most dumb asses people I have ever seen in my life are Eastern and Jubaone. They just open their dirty mouths full with rats and monkeys meat and say: " Kiir must go". Don’t you see low thinking people that Kiir is cemented to be a president of South Sudan for life.

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      • 17 April 10:01, by jubaone

        South South,
        Bla..bla..bla jienge goat that bloats

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      • 17 April 10:22, by jubaone

        South South,
        What else can the Kiirminal do once out of office? Illiterate, no skills other than bushfighter. Did you know that he is the least educated president in East Africa and perhaps whole Africa? Funny, only idiots and suckers follow him cos he can be cheated and fooled. He is the useful idiot and goons like South South simply parasite on him.

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        • 17 April 10:37, by South South

          Jubaone,

          The best thing I see here is that you are under our feet like an insect, we can crush you anytime we want. In 1960s Kiir joined Anya-Nya one as a young man to fight for South Sudan. He did it again in 1983 for more than 20 years to liberate South Sudan. Jacob Zuma ( check spelling) of South Africa did the same thing and he is now a president of South Africa. Kiir is up, you are down.

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          • 17 April 12:21, by jubaone

            South South,
            Bla..bla..bla jienge goat that bloats, grrhh!

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      • 17 April 13:45, by Eyez

        South Sudan
        You a sadist and an arrogant tribal skit mark, a blind follower and an illiterate idiot. You keep on thumping your chest in victory, despite the fact that your people are killing, raping, looting and terrorising innocent citizens across the nation.
        You have spilled innocent blood, so be prepared to bleed heavily, ya aryian Jienge ita.
        MTN KILLER

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        • 17 April 15:17, by South South

          Eyez,

          You are damn lair and stupid. I have no time to waste to deal with low people. I have said many times in this forum that Iam against killing innocent people, raping and looting, I do not want these things. Low people like you will not get it unless I have to repeat it 10000 times. You want war? Go to South Sudan and leave internet alone wicked. Dinka are not easy when it comes to fight.

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          • 17 April 15:56, by jubaone

            South South,
            This is not man-to-man fight, it is cowardice and targeting unarmed civilans, raping women and looting. This is just a bunch of savages and barbarians. See how many fled Bor for Nimule during the Nuer attack of Bor. I dont buy any jienge bravery, just cowards; UPDF, JEM, SPLA-N, what, what..Now comfortably hiding your godamn ass in Uganda or Kenya and just vommiting shit.

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            • 17 April 18:29, by South South

              Jubaone,
              UPDF, JEM and SPLA-N are called surprise elements of war, smart people use them to win the war. Sing day and night as you want, but when it comes to the real war, we are the master of the masters. Bor is in our hand, Nimule is in our control. Nuers are cornered in Pagak. Monkey’s eaters are in Uganda in a big cage like chiken. Who is winning now? SPLA.

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              • 17 April 18:49, by jubaone

                South South,
                You are just an errand boy, an obedient jienge slave who funnily enjoys the warmth in Uganda or Kenya and has no place to call home. Why don’t you go to your luak? Cos you would starve to death 💀 no food, fear for revenge killings. Instead idling around like a desperate beggar or pick pocketer. Maybe as a houseboy for one of the benydits and bandits.

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          • 17 April 18:57, by jubaone

            South South,
            I even didn’t imagine jienges could think. I thought they just acted irrationally like savages. May be you just fake a degree from one of these bogus universities so that you also claim to be learned. Your fellow jienge Malong has PhD I don’t know in what. No jienge has ever excelled in good public universities, no cos they have a retarded celebral dysfunctional syndrome.

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      • 17 April 16:27, by Eastern

        South Sudan,

        If Eastern, Juba One, et al are only on the internet you should have ignored long time ago and focused on what’s important. If keeping Dr. Machar in South Africa was effective, you would have no rebellion that’s giving you sleepless nights; Kiir and Taban will be having a quieter South Sudan they can Lord it over!!! Eastern is a real force to reckon with!!!!

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        • 17 April 18:31, by South South

          Eastern,

          You are very stupid and coward too. We are sleeping outside in our houses in Juba, come and try and see what you will get. Loser like you know how to talk, but to meet men in the open area, he will look down and walk away.

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          • 17 April 19:03, by jubaone

            South South,
            Juba, Juba why not Bor, Aweil or Rumbek. We invited you as squatters and don’t brag cos you don’t belong to Equatoria or Juba. Your jellaba master, Moroccan king brought some $5m for a new jienge city. Pack your stinking jienge mattresses (if any) and go. We shall bring you food cos you’re lazy and have to be baby fed.

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          • 17 April 19:11, by jubaone

            South South,
            Did you say houses? Since when did jienge sleep in houses? They just need open space with cows where they shit 💩, urinate and even eat together like savages. I am very surprised really. First learn to wear underpants then sleep in a house. That’s really wasting resources. It’s like wasting resources bringing a jienge to school. Just a few cows and naked nyanjienges, that is it.

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          • 17 April 20:36, by Eastern

            South Sudan,

            You just confirmed your fear of the "internet warriors" going by the names Eastern, Juba One, etc. You don’t need to respond to a stupid and coward individuals who are not in Juba, let alone in South Sudan. I will remain a pain in your arse......!

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        • 17 April 18:32, by South South

          Eastern,

          You are very stupid and coward too. We are sleeping outside in our houses in Juba, come and try and see what you will get. Loser like you know how to talk, but to meet men in the open area, he will look down and walk away.

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          • 18 April 19:09, by Garang Akeen Tong

            South sudan, plse bro, don,t wast your times with losers, let them shouting in internet, leave them alone crying.

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  • 16 April 21:25, by Garang Akeen

    Pres. Salva Kiir, urged all s.sudanse to accept one another, forgive and reconcile. Who can hears sweetest speech from H.E the pres. They have ears but the don,t want to hear, they have eye but the do refuse to see. God have mercy on us.

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    • 16 April 22:12, by jubaone

      Garang Akeen,
      Only the dead jienge is the honest one. Don’t trust the Kiirminal whatever he says is devil’s lies and hypocrisy. Only hopeless jienges believe in the scum he says

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      • 16 April 23:37, by Garang Akeen

        @Jubaone you have cause to oppose ever blessing, I thinks even if pres. Kiir came with Jesus as a give for you, you will still oppose him.

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        • 17 April 14:50, by jubaone

          Garang Akeen,
          Don’t associate Jesus with this godless and worthless jienge kaffir. You should instead mention Satan, cos this kiirminal is the real messenger of the devil. Curse be upon him that he will rot in eternal damnation.

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      • 17 April 03:42, by Force 1

        Jubaone;

        No one care what you think, just take it or leave and go somewhere you like.

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        • 17 April 09:09, by jubaone

          Force 1,
          That’s your jienge business to accept what the Kiirminal tells you and it is also my business to reject anything he says as pure jienge bullshit

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        • 17 April 18:37, by anyanya1

          Go somewhere,this country belong to your mother or your mother’s slippers, you don’t have right to tell anyone to go somewhere you dirty.

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  • 16 April 22:58, by Kush Natives

    Well, Mr. president, one sometimes remains confused. When will you realized that you’re in the wrong country? A country that no one’s listening for your peaceful commitment, rather. Mr. president, you’re over too peaceful. A country with an abnormal citizens who don’t believe in a peaceful solutions. South Sudan at the moment needs a dictator ruler, Kiir is 2softs to deal with us.

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    • 17 April 01:02, by Lokoli

      Very interesting Mr. President. Last time you kissed Bishop hand asking forgiveness, today again asking for tolerance among citizen. Who can trust you!!!

      Mr Kush Natives. How many time did Mr President failed to respect his promises? You are the people benefiting from blood of the innocent, and loots. The worse part it is that, this war will not stop until Mr President is gone.

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      • 17 April 01:08, by Lokoli

        As long as the idea of born to rule exist in your mind and continuously suppress the masses, the war will be endless. You can killed but you would not stop the rebels from recruiting more and more extremest. It is good the war is coming down there for you to test what you cooked. The end of the current government will be worse than the defeat of Germany in Second World war.

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      • 17 April 03:44, by Force 1

        Lokoli;

        Go any trust anyone you like somewhere else; who give a damn what you think!

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      • 17 April 07:54, by Kush Natives

        Lokoli,
        Please your grammar lacks construction. If you don’t know where the exclamation and question marks, then you’re well off complicating everything that you intend to talk about. Just an advise to you _____ because i don’i don’t want any readers to struggle reading your unfit sensentence.

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  • 17 April 03:10, by Nairobimitot

    Those of you who write on Sudan Tribune wishing South Sudan more destruction, you are wrong. Your mission and discussion are supposed to be about how can we solve this problem of civil war and find the way forward. Your aspirations should not be about destroying your country and accepting to live in Uganda, Kenya, Kongo, Sudan, Chad, and Ethiopia.
    Your discussions should not be about hate, and this is Dinka, Nuer, Equatorian and Baria and so on. All of you will live in the same country embracing peace at the end of all this destruction of the country That you called South Sudan. I urge you to present a topic that is meaningful to the discussion so that all of us can participate in the debate and with serious discussions. That is how you are going to solve the problem of South Sudan. Guns and shootting that leads to the killing of your fellow South Sudanese are not going to bring total and lasting peace in South Sudan because everyone knows how to should a gun. Please adopt a more professional way of life by presenting your topics which can be discussed and debated.

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  • 17 April 04:17, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    What an insult by head of Dinka state! They kill, rape, loot non-Dinka property and yet he comes and says tolerate their abuse! What a monkey!

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    • 17 April 05:59, by Mike Mike

      What has been said by Presid.Kiir was true but he should directs this message to his field commanders to respect the right of being S.Sudanese then to make discrimination within our civil population.I hate this brutal killing that had been initiated by our soldiers whenever there was military confrontation between rival forces.Why do we kills our innocent people when the two rival forces fought?.

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      • 17 April 06:43, by Garang Akeen

        Mike mike, We didn,t kill unarmed civilian but armed civilian, look last week, armed youths laid ambush and killed brig. Peter Par and other officers and ncos, whnen we kill them onselves defend, people are crying you kill civilian,

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        • 17 April 09:02, by anyanya1

          Also when we kill arm civilian from dinka they cry saying we have kill innocent ones.

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    • 17 April 13:02, by jubaone

      Jur,
      Why waste time with barbarians and savages? They have no values that’s why killing, looting and raping is not a crime in their luaks. A son can freely mate with his step mother, his sister in law. Who knows what the luakjiengs do in cattle camps? Here they have developed homosexual tendencies that’s why these nyors are on a raping spree. Next they will turn to raping goats.

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  • 17 April 08:53, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    President Kiir, is not a president for #Dinkas, he a president to all 64 tribes across the country and across the new World.
    The remarks which made by antipeace groups will lead them to heal definitely.

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  • 17 April 09:09, by anyanya1

    He is president of dinkas nothing else. His remarks Means nothing to non dinkas. Like they don’t want us we don’t want them. Let divide this ss so people live in peace.

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  • 17 April 09:33, by real Dinka

    this president must resign

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  • 17 April 12:58, by Adok son

    Uh,Salva u said out what is not there in your mind! What do means for an exposing this "word Tolerant"? Don’t u know that it is for a disposition to allow freedom of choices and behavior,the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions and also willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others. If u means it,let it be implemented by u(Sal

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  • 17 April 15:20, by Brigadier Pato

    I saluted my president for that message. Enemies of peace will always wished that war continues not knowing that Kiir’s government only pity them for their suffering.

    Shut your ashes up! let H.E Kiir save peoples’ lives.

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  • 17 April 18:48, by The Rhino

    Fucking bullshit,
    here we go again."Kiirminal Kiir the criminal el awiir" and his JCE are once again throwing the pacifying card onto the population to bait some innocent traumatized South Sudanese to listen to their nonsense.Tell you what,not all South Sudanese are so weak and desperate to hear your healing,soothing words of tolerance,coexistence,peace and fulfillment of prophecy....and by the wa

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  • 17 April 18:58, by The Rhino

    cont...way,what fulfillment of prophecy are you idiots talking about?You jerkers think you own South Sudan by quoting the Holy Bible ISAIAH 18 as your prophetic verse? Now listen to this very carefully,..every jieng must diligently read EZEKIEL 25:17 and expect what is yet to come. You jienges are a good target,and every tribe now in South Sudan has a case to equalize,and as we speak many of your.

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  • 17 April 19:01, by garrak1520

    "put your money where your mouth is " Mr.Kiir. You kill with left and ask forgiveness with right; you hoard all wealth with your own; drained the army from other tribes; now tolerance, forgiveness . They gave it all sir! give the baton to a non divisive, and rebuild South Sudan, not late.

    fellow commentators, stop going after one another, you are enabling the will of the opponents "division".

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  • 17 April 19:09, by The Rhino

    ...cont...herders are flocking towards northern Sudan.
    Equatoria is increasingly getting into a nightmare to you Dinkas and the faster you(Kiir and JCE) make calculations to get out of Equatoria and go back to your luaks,the better.Do not get deceived and feel too comfortable to live in Equatoria,or call it your home or origin,for you don’t belong here,don’t fit here,take my sincere advice!

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  • 17 April 19:20, by The Rhino

    cont...
    All prophetic signs are running against you jienges,..."The clock is ticking thin".

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