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South Sudan president sets to visit Kapoeta state

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President Salva Kiir addresses delegates during the swearing-in ceremony of FVP Taban Deng Gai at the Presidential Palace in Juba, July 26, 2016. (Reuters/Jok Solomun)

April 18, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir will pay a visit on Thursday to the hunger-hit Kapoeta state in Eastern Equatoria region, announced the presidential spokesperson on Tuesday.

According to the Presidential Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny, the visit is part of presidential tours to several states. The visit will be the first to Eastern Equatoria after dividing the region into two separate states, Imatong and Kapoeta.

Kapoeta Governor Louise Lobong Lojore confirmed the visit in a separate interview, saying it would signal care and show solidarity with people of the area who have been affected by drought and hunger in the area.

Governor Lojore added that almost all the people in the state are in dire need of food assistance due to the hunger. He said two women starved to death while walking from Kapoeta East to Uganda in search of food.

“We are expecting the President to visit this state. This has been a long plan since last year and we hope properly it will materialise now in two days to come,” Lojore told a united state sponsored eye radio.

“The President is visiting the state to give his solidarity with the people who are now facing drought and hunger and encourage them and share with them the policies and steps that been taken by the government to address the problem and people are very much happy and prepared,” he added.

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  • 18 April 23:27, by South South

    Mr. President, please help our people from Eastern Equatoria region with food. I feel terrible to hear that people died in our great state. We all should stand together and help our people in Eastern Equatoria.

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    • 19 April 02:56, by Eyez

      South Sudan
      Who the hell are you calling your people? Do we have scares on our faces like you ariyan Jienge, ya MTN. Your tribal president’s visit will have effects to the people, except for the Dinka puppet Governor Mr. Lobong. We in Equatoria will fight to have all Jienge leave our lands.
      You are doomed, the British are already deploying their army to S. Sudan and soon you will be history

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      • 19 April 05:27, by Force 1

        Eyez;

        You better joint your people who fled to Uganda; your ancestral land, you don’t have any right to complain here in South Sudan. All know is fight on the internet; no more innocent Dinka women and children you can murder on the highways. Kapoeta and Torit will soon be in Dinka names!

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        • 19 April 06:46, by Eyez

          Force 1
          If you are real men then why not declare your plan publicly, so that, we finish it once and for all.
          You cowards go around proclaiming to want a national dialogue and yet you turn around and rape women and little girls, loot and kill innocent civilians in cold blood, you idiots.

          For your information, I’m a NAS Special Operative stationed here in Juba, ya MTN ita.
          X1

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          • 19 April 14:06, by Tim Atiep

            I know you are hiding somewhere and start accessing internet to insult people and turned Dinka to be MTN.Please show yourself for just a minute,i will tell you where i can meet you within Juba or i should give you my phone number and try to meet me if you are man.I can simply say you are a wowan and no one will fight Dinka away for you from Equotoria,do you know how many thousands mails Dinkas c

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            • 19 April 14:09, by Tim Atiep

              came from to liberate your area from the hand of Arab while most of your ladies were in DRC Congo and Uganda eating bannana like monkey.

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              • 20 April 09:11, by Eyez

                Tim Atiep
                You still singing that worn out Jienge song of "we liberated you" bullshit. Even your Angel Saviour, President Museveni has come out publicly to rebuke this stupid twisted Dinka narrative, but, I don’t blame you, since you’re a Jienge from the ’Planet of the Apes’

                Also stop pretending to be a Nuer, because, Nuer are smart, social and reasonable people, not like you Dinka MTN idiots.
                X1

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        • 19 April 09:46, by jubaone

          Force 1,
          Jienge savages running away from revenge killings and hunger want to desperately squat in Equatoria. No buddy! Equatoria is for Equatorians and luaks are for jienges. God created Equatoria for Equatorians and jienges are simply settlers like in Nadapal or Nimule they are foreigners "jienges jur" . Bye 🙋 ya mbororo! ya jienge!

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      • 19 April 06:18, by Eyez

        Meant.....the tribal president’s visit will have NO effects to the people...

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      • 19 April 07:24, by South South

        Eyez or Noisez or Earz, whatever!!!!

        Governor of Kapoeta State, a real son of the state agrees with me. People are dying and the need help, that’s is the topic here, any stupid idea like the one you are putting out here is nothing, but bogus.

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        • 19 April 08:05, by Eyez

          South Sudan
          Your naked Jienge are fleeing in their droves to N. Sudan from Warrap and other MTN states, because of hunger, why not feed them, you idiots.
          Tell your scared-face tribal Jienge president, that, charity begins at home, and Greater Equatoria Is not his home, he should take his help to Warrap, full stop.
          The sons of Equatoria will soon revenge all the sins you brought upon our people.
          X

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          • 19 April 09:06, by Kush Natives

            Eyez,
            Kapoeta is the government state not rebels state, you better get there and create the rebels state called Kapoeta two. Otherwise, give in your sick fights. We as the government will hunt you down while you’re already on the run. The more you narrated as the Dinka government, the more you’re losing in a great digits.

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        • 19 April 09:51, by jubaone

          South South,
          Equatorians ate agro-pastoralists and we have taken care of ourselves without jienge help. The Kiirminal should go to Warrap and help his starving jienges who are fleeing to Darfyr or running away from clan fighting instead of wasting time. He is NOT an Equatorian and will not get a piece of land if he so wishes.

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  • 19 April 10:47, by Angelo Achuil

    I think the greatest and probably most difficult for President to do at this time is to admit and say:

    1. I failed South Sudan, I did’t know that the little disagreement I had with Dr. Riak would destroy us this much. I don’t know what to do, tell me what to do I will do it however painful it is.

    or

    2. I am quitting becoz the country no longer trust me to lead them, find another to lead us

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  • 20 April 00:45, by Equatoria1

    This MTN/Jenge Cheif must no that he & his puppets are NOT welcome in Equatorian soil. Let him visit & enjoy the nicest atmosphere of Equatoria before they exit Equatoria FOR GOOD

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    • 20 April 22:15, by Tim Atiep

      @Equatoria 1 or 2.
      I need to repeat to you to preach a Bible of peace then a Bible of War.You are always here talking nonsense and can’t even a fly leave alone human being.

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