Home | News    Wednesday 6 June 2018

South Sudanese official joins rebel movement


June 5, 2018 (LOL) – Omer Eshag Mohamed, a former information minister in South Sudan’s Lol state has announced his decision to join the opposition movement led by ex-army chief, Gen Paul Malong.

JPEG - 29.8 kb
Former South Sudan army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan speaks at the presidential palace in Juba, November 16, 2017 (ST)

"After carefully thinking and analyzing all the options I had, I have finally decided that I will be joining SSUF/A under the leadership of General Paul Malong Awan because after the collapse of the peace talks in Addis Ababa, it is very clear that President Kiir and his team are not ready for peace," Mohamed noted in a statement.

The official, who quit the state government in May, openly accused President Salva Kiir of failing to lead the South Sudanese population.

“It is without a doubt that President Salva Kiir does not have the interest of South Sudan at heart. He is the obstacle for achieving peace in South Sudan,” the former-Lol state minister further wrote.

He added, “The president has a false sense of entitlement and believes he deserves an incentive in order for us to attain the peace we have been yearning for”.

Announcing he had officially joined South Sudan United Front (SSUF), an opposition movement led by the former army chief of staff, Mohamed blamed recent collapse of the peace talks mediated by the regional bloc (IGAD) on President Kiir’s government.

Last month, the rival parties in South Sudan peace talks concluded the Second Phase of the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) without striking a deal on the implementation of the governance and security arrangements.

Tens of thousands pf people have been killed in fighting between troops loyal to Kiir and forces led by his former deputy Riek Machar since 2013. The conflict has also left a quarter of South Sudan’s population of 12 million, either internally displaced or as refugees in neighbouring countries.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 6 June 2018 11:03, by Midit Mitot

    Yes Man, to topple that dirty regime in Juba from power need every one effort though you came late Mr. 

    repondre message

  • 6 June 2018 13:55, by gatkhornuerikajuba

    All those who are killing people Dec-15-2013,they all go to rebel,because they know that,peace is louse to them.
    but all of you remember this,the blood of people whom you kill all these years are still following you.

    repondre message

    • 7 June 2018 05:23, by Kuch

      Nuers, first of all ’fact check’ if this man was a government of officials from Lol state before he is alleged to have joined Mr. Paul Malongdit. My Nuer low lives, grow up fools, the world doesn’t rotate according to your Ngundeng Buong fantasies. Paul Malongdit has not rebelled against anyone fools. But if his rebellion satisfied you fools, then so be it>>>>

      repondre message

      • 7 June 2018 05:30, by Kuch

        and we are going to see if there will be some lowly Nuers left alive in our country. There is not a damn war here in South Sudan. But the losers like some Nuers, some Fertits & some Equatorians keep propagating lies after lies that there is still raging war going on in South Sudan. What is (are) these parts of South Sudan? None. But war is a big business for our enemies to cap into>>>

        repondre message

        • 7 June 2018 05:35, by Kuch

          for their own evil ends. Some of my lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks, some Equatorians and some your creepy allies in between, war is here. We are going to bomb you, evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ countries & their creepy allies like our so-called ethiopia & some parts of Kenya out out of our country & over our people>>>>

          repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

South Sudan’s universities should explore other revenues 2019-03-17 20:33:06 By Ukongo Benson Athia Of recent, it transpired that the five public universities dons have advanced their cause to increase the tuition fees for the students. I have seen such complaints of (...)

Pressure from the people in Sudan 2019-03-17 10:55:35 The longer genuine political and economic reform is delayed in Sudan, the greater the risk of wider instability and deepening economic crisis. By Rosalind Marsden President Omar al-Bashir, who (...)

Sudan’s al-Bashir burnt the boats before crossing 2019-03-11 06:19:03 By Mahmoud a. Suleiman Second Military Coup D’état of Omer Bashir will Not Protect him from his inevitable fate at the hands of the uprising Sudanese people The angry uprising men, women and (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)

The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions Joins the Declaration of Freedom and Change 2019-03-10 21:16:50 PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 10 th March 2019 The Alliance for Restoration of Sudanese Workers Trade Unions announced on Sunday 10th March that it was joining the revolutionary forces (...)

Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.