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S. Sudan presidential advisor reveals alleged plot to assassinate VP Machar


By Julius N. Uma

March 31, 2011 (JUBA) - A senior adviser to South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has disclosed what he claimed to be a plot to assassinate Riek Machar, the vice president of the semi-autonomous region, in addition to five other senior army officers after the country’s July independence declaration.

Alfred Ladu Gore, South Sudan’s presidential adviser on diplomatic affairs addressing journalists in Juba, March 31, 2011 (Photo: Deng Deng Bol)

Speaking at a hastily convened press conference in the regional capital, Juba, Alfred Lado Gore, the president’s diplomatic affairs adviser said he was has been highly informed, through information in the public domain, that these prominent southern figures risk being assassinated by people whose identity he did not disclose.

“A report has already leaked to the public domain that some prominent and key figures in the southern government have been targeted for assassination before or after the independence declaration on July 9,” Gore told journalists.

South Sudan is due to become independent after a referendum in January agreed as part of a 2005 peace deal.

The other senior army officers allegedly being targeted for possible assassination, according to Gore, include Paulino Matip Nhial, Thomas Cirilo, Ismail Kony, Augustine Jadala and Isaac Obuto Mamur.

On Wednesday, Al-Rayaam, a Khartoum-based pro-government daily published what it referred to as an ultimatum memo from Matip, Gore and Kony, instructing Kiir to dissolve the southern government and change the political map of the south. The officers, further says the memo, requested Kiir to respond to the ultimatum issued within 24 hours.

The same newspaper, quoting sources from Sudan Media Center (SMC), further says these officers had embarked on several military actions in coordination with dissident forces loyal to renegade George Athor and Galuak Gai to destabilize the southern regime.

“The newspaper story is a mere cover up to the assassination scheme. The south does not need to assassinate its own people. Nobody ever presents a sitting president with ultimatum. As you can see, all these are mere fabrications aimed at tarnishing the image of the southern government,” a visibly disturbed Gore remarked.

According to Gore, the whole issue regarding the memo was a fabrication by some “low caliber of intelligence men” and that it may have been concocted from Juba and sent to Khartoum for wider circulation.

Phillip Aguer, the spokesman for the southern army, however, denied knowledge of such reports linking its senior officers to any assassination plot. He further said he was not aware of what appeared in the Khartoum-based daily.

“What is the name of the paper again? I don’t think I came across any information related to that. In any case, we have not heard anything of that kind among our senior army officers,” Aguer told Sudan Tribune by phone.

Tensions are growing in the South due to the outbreak of several deadly clashes in different parts of the region mostly between the SPLA and defected generals. The South accused the Northern based government of supplying the militias with arms to destabilize the region ahead of independence.


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  • 1 April 2011 07:49, by Hero

    Damn fabrication to cover up what the man is doing! Who’s gonna believed it.

    • 1 April 2011 08:00, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Dear JUNUBI

      Alway what comes out from Khartoum News paper are against GOSS,let us forget and talk on another issues Killing are alway Khartoum planning for southerners,agent like Lam Akol are all behind those bad plan.


      • 1 April 2011 10:28, by superior Junibi


        Northern Sudanese believed that South Sudanese are small brained and are could easily confused. Marry Dinka bor girls to upgrade your intelligence. Dinka bor Minority lead the moment for 22yrs and we strategically won till we gave you CPA.

      • 2 April 2011 02:07, by Paul Ongee


        Khartoum has nothing to do good for itself and for public consumption because of its potential downfall and worse economic outlook after July 9, 2011. That’s why I keep saying that South thinks twice ahead of Khartoum’s old game plan.

        You know what, Khartoum was thinking that the defection of Ayii followed by Gadet would have a negative impact on the daily operation of government of Southern Sudan. Since there is no such thing, it resorted to the old game of fabrication. This is a wishful thinking because South is going away with its oil in a broad daylight. It seems like Khartoum is still not satisfied with the pledge of economic assistance by its allies (Arab world countries) and international community especially after July 9, 2011.

        Will fabrication over fabrication make any difference in the daily operation of GOSS and the ongoing preparation of celebrating our independence if defections of militia Generals from SPLA, military provocation and buildups by SAF aren’t a new thing to us?

        What Khartoum is lookinf for is distraction from our main achievement - independence of Southern Sudan. Why would Khartoum believe that people whose names appeared in the pro-Ingaz newspapers have no analytical minds to stay united and supportive of SPLM/SPLA leadership? Khartoum has forgotten the words "united we stand" and "divided we fall."

        This intended fabrications resonate well with those militia Generals who are addicted to defection and switching sides for food, luxurious Apts., cars and false promised political appointments. Khartoum has repeatedly proven to be not only planning defections but supporting the previous, current and future militia Generals because all defection roads from Southern Sudan lead only to Khartoum instead of Nairobi, Kampala or other African cities.

        However, unity and division are essentially based on subjective conviction not to be enforced by external influence orchestrated by the enemy of freedom and peace. The only Southerners who are not convinced of our unity, freedom and independence from domestic colonization by Khartoum are militia Generals who easily forget their previous defections from Khartoum. Time is always one of the biggest proofs of everything.

        Therefore, Khartoum doesn’t realize that this is a new generation of Junubin who will never take their eyes off the vital goal. I can see every day here that Khartoum has nothing good it can do to sustain its political image, economic outlook and intransigence to democratic transformation in the North.

        Paul Ongee
        Khartoum, Sudan

        • 2 April 2011 07:46, by Bol Deng

          This part of article has been Quoted from Sudan tribune.

          " Mr. Joseph Lagu the Special Advisor to the Government of Southern Sudan and also the former Anyanya leader has called upon all the militia groups’ leaders operating within South Sudan borders, to surrender their arms.

          Lagu lamented yesterday that after last year’s elections, militia groups started threatening the lives of South Sudanese in the region.

          “If it’s a matter of losing elections today, why don’t you wait for the next term? That is why the periods are definite. So, am appealing to them (militias rebelling against the Government of Southern Sudan) that it is not correct to take lives of your brothers and sisters simply because you want to be this or that,” Joseph Lagu stressed.

          Lagu said that Anyanya gave birth to Sudan’s People Liberation Army /Movement, SPLA/M and SPLA/M eventually liberated South Sudan, he reminded the militias that it’s been a long struggle.

          “My appeal to our other boys, who have chosen to take up arms, again, is to rethink their position. Take up arms for what? We took up arms to liberate ourselves from the colonial powers, against whom are they taking up arms?” he asked."

        • 3 April 2011 04:09, by dengtaath

          There is no surprise, Dr. Machar lives life at risk from those weak mental minded individuals whose their gold is to control the power without thinking of the future of the South. Assassination of the VP Machar will not only affect his immediate family or the claimed to be the only tribe in which Machar comes from (Nuer), but am sure will severely affect the government of South Sudan. In addition to that those who praise the act of assassin as the only solution to end the political game and may somehow grant them what they think as a victory, am sure at the end they will deeply regret it, the atrocities will amount the South Sudan with no end, and for sure this will trigger a blood bath in the country with no doubt.
          Am south Sudanese and am still favoring the peaceful way of solving our differences and find the way forward, preaching hatred will never help this nation.
          Finally, there is no smoke without fire, this news report has seen as fabrication and spreading lies by North to collide the southerners, but one can analyze that the above mentioned names are the most hated names by the individuals who believed to be genuine SPLM/SPLA. This is the feeling of some individual politicians, military personnel if not Kirr himself.
          Now, it is up to Riek MachaR and the above names to take a good care of themselves, they are being hunted down by their enemy in the GOSS, we can’t just say these news are fabrication and are mere lies.

    • 1 April 2011 08:08, by Omoni jr

      This is khartoum fake policy in order to break southerners into different sections so they can win upcoming of Abyei,belive me or not.
      you see how they chose top SPLA and Vice president,this is definitely act of "divide and ruled game" of 1991.
      weak heated people will before the leap.
      All southerners ,please disregard this fake report.

      • 1 April 2011 10:34, by Garang’s Son

        Nothings like that,those are signe of defeated cock you need not worry of that.but you need to take some measures against such kind of media.

        • 1 April 2011 16:10, by acathmac

          hey guys these Arabs are trying by any means to coalite south to south war which will not happpen,am quite sure that this person giving out these infromation to coalite our leaders are within and without,but if one person is later found under this deal then he call it his/her holly day whether he or she is a christian,muslim or paganism he or she will not believe in himslef on that very day, take this media to court, they will tell you who plan it. GOSS!! be serious more than hundreds percent, pigs are wallouring in the Mud if you are not serious they will crush your kids you mad pigs or hungry pigs.
          if they have problem with our separation, then let them committ sucide.
          we shall not and will not live the land of KUSH to that Damn JALABA whom we don’t know their mothers and fathers, they are called pan Aluel sawut that means their color and the tobacco that they used to chew
          thanks readers
          call me acathmac Kush

    • 1 April 2011 08:49, by Arop Mawien

      The Khartuom based regime always gives sad news about south Sudan, the main reason for that is to defame the image of Southern Sudan. I don’t strongly blame Khartuom very much, it is arabs hearted people who plot against South.

    • 1 April 2011 09:26, by harry


      There are two stories here, what you ruled as a damn fabrication is one news. The other news is the plot to assassinate VP Machare. You see, there are two news items embedded in one.

      I think the advisor is hiding something from the public regarding the VP Machar plot. He needs to reveal everything he learned about this plot.

      Why he stopped short explaining the plot and "suddenly" jumped to the "Newspaper" report in Khartoum which has a complete different story.

      Guys, you need to learn how to read between the lines. There’s something this man don’t want you to know. Thanks


    • 1 April 2011 22:17, by WendeMajok

      Dear readers,

      Smart perception is needed here before you post your comments, its like you are fighting each other here on zero ground. Are you out of your minds?!

      We are all Southerners who love peace to prevail in our Country, are we going to have attention on these nonsense? Think wise, your comments are dis gusty but you all need to be courageous and be smart at perception once again.

      If you start believing these rumors and pointing hands on some officials for not doing their jobs, where is your stand as a citizen? Government is you not Kiir and his cabinet alone.

      Some group of people are trying to play with our minds and indeed they are getting advantage of our ignorant and wrong perceptions. What are we?



      • 2 April 2011 18:53, by harry

        Dear Wed,

        Thank you for your informative comment. I appreciate your wise decision to denounced tribalism. In fact, it was heroic to come out and acknowledge that in this website where many have resorted to violence including cyber violence, disrespect, and humiliation.

        Further, I would like to thank you for advocating peaceful solution which you’ve pointed out in your great piece. It was genuine and sincere. Please accept my humble invitation for you to serve your country and your people in this website as a peace activist.

        As you can see clearly in this forum, many brothers and sisters lost directions and deviated from the right path of preaching peace, unity, harmony, love, understanding, and selflessness.

        Tribalism has become the order that we live with in this website, but with people like, and a few more in this forum, we can do something of putting some of our brothers/sisters back on the right track of being genuine Southerner "that we knew" again. So, please assist us in this juncture to preach peace, love, harmony, unity, understanding, and selflessness.

        I believe you have what it takes to be the best activist in this forum. your superior academic experience can stand as a living example. Once again, thank you for your efforts of bringing the idea of peaceful solutions to our flaming conflicts in Southern Sudan.


    • 2 April 2011 01:47, by Matung Neng-neng

      I believe it is true, so that the Twic-Dinka Bor Kingdom can be planned the way they wish. Hint: those officers are all disarmed so fare for safe reason, I have no doubt for sure any thing can hapened. We have seen Young General William Koang Tut Doh was just murdered. It is clear enough.

  • 1 April 2011 07:54, by Omoni jr

    Lord have mercy on us,
    what are we waiting for now?
    all the civilians populations who still have their owns gun,please retain them for self defend,old games is at the corner.

  • 1 April 2011 08:01, by Nyachebe

    Last time I wrote that the ‘prophet predicted’ that; they will even try to assassinate and make murdering conspiracies on Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, but he will make his day safer because he lives on the safer side of the history. And finally he will bypass the nation. But who is behind this? Wait for it…………… since are not far, and the deflection is tedious!

    South Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • 1 April 2011 08:03, by mathem jech amer

    Dear President Kiir

    We the citizens of South Sudan and the youth in particular are not happy with your administration. Your government is really very weak and we are not more going to entirely rely on it.

    How can you employ the people who refused to be part of SPLM during elections to be close Advisors. Gore himself lost the post of governor as independence candidate and went to court. After failing to secure his rights at the court, he begged SPLM to accept him back and was given big post. So your government is encouraging defection so that when coming back, one is given a big post.

    We the youth too, will rebel and be given big posts when we return.

    Gore who claims to be presidential advisor is encouraging former militias to rebel with him that is why is mentioning Matip, Riek and other former Malitia leaders.

    Take care Mr. President and make sure that assassination will be directed to you rather than the people mentioned who are the core leaders of rebellion in SOUTH SUDAN.

    • 1 April 2011 08:53, by actiongatkuoth

      good mr. Mathem Jech Amer.
      I do appreciate your contribution please.
      we all known that the weakness of kiir in his leaderships will lead to many difficulities in the South.
      kiir does n’t kwon his work.

    • 1 April 2011 13:42, by James Garang

      You are right but i disagree with you on some words. do you know many people of Southern Sudan are mud and they are food lovers and followers where every they heard that there is a food there they are never mind what will be happen there. So Kiir is really strungling and lead bad people so do not blame him. but this movement let all stand and keeping advise our president not to accept rebel again with their high rank so that to avoid future rebellion.
      For my surprise is that Southern Sudan is only remaining three months to get full independent but these three months are like three years. may God help Southern Sudan to it’s own fully independent and i hope God will do that.

  • 1 April 2011 08:08, by Dengcol malual

    it is the paper which reported the death of Salva Kiir three years ago and defection of Dr.Riek two years ago.

    they are trying to destabilize the south in anyway possible and i hope no one in the south will buy their cheap lie with the intention of destabilization of the south Sudan using red herring tactic.

    • 1 April 2011 09:15, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      Dear Readers,
      This fabrications was forged by South Sudan Presidential Adviser general Alfred Lado Gore. He said, "is well informed from Public domain" and howevere, fail to disclose the names of those suspect. Infact, little liberator one of the commenters in this website was shouting yesterday on breaking news as his only message to every article.

      Base on this report, i immagine that the assassination of VP Dr. Riek Machar is an opposite and it is just encoding of what they gruop seemed be targeted are planning to carry out on President Salva Kiir.

      Secondly, Alfred Lado Gore is mobilising the five officers to support VP to be the president before 9th July;

      Thirdly,Alfred Lado is very opportunistic and ambitious to become the Vice President if Dr. Riek is the President of the Republic of South Sudan.

      Such memo from Matip is an indication that they want to rebel against GOSS and that will be the prove of their slogan and question " who is to raise the flag?".

      From my own oppinion as a true southner who suffered all these years- i will not like anything bad to happen to anyone from Government of South Sudan. I like the Government of South Sudan to remain stable until the 9th July. If there are Southerners who think negatively that by assassinating any senior GOSS official would make them win the leadership of this Country- I prove them as liars. I assure you that assassination of VIP will not be honored by Southerners. That means every incoming VIP being President or Vice President will just be assassinated. The system of Democracy will just die and all of us goes back to square one or colonization of Arabs or whites.

      Therefore, let us condemn unamously those whose hearts are filled by satans.

      Others says Salva is Moses and Riek is Haron. These gruops are wrong. Garang was moses and Salva is Haron fullstop.

      Whatever change in the leadership after independent will be people choice and not Politicians choice

  • 1 April 2011 08:28, by Dengcol malual

    Matip is in Nairobi for medical check up because he is seriously ill and also Kony is not in Juba. these guys they mention where not in Juba this week and that revealed the fabrication of the message.

    "On Wednesday, Al-Rayaam, a Khartoum-based pro-government daily published what it referred to as an ultimatum memo from Matip, Gore and Kony, instructing Kiir to dissolve the southern government and change the political map of the south. The officers, further says the memo, requested Kiir to respond to the ultimatum issued within 24 hours".

    foe can’t provided valid information

    • 1 April 2011 09:06, by Liberator

      Dencol Malual

      You’re serving in the United States Airforce reserves. please stay away from your tribal bias. Your Nuerphobia won’t take your Bor’s hatred against these top six non-dinka officials.

      This plot will the opposite effect!!!

      • 1 April 2011 09:39, by Liberator

        Dencol Malual

        You’re serving in the United States Airforce reserves. please stay away from your tribal bias. Your Nuerphobia & Equatriaphobia won’t take you and alikes any where but hell. your Bor’s hatred against these top six non-dinka officials will be have repercussions beyond South Sudan.

        This plot will have the opposite effect!!!

  • 1 April 2011 09:10, by kuac Agol

    Dear citizens of south sudan.

    I would like to encourage you so that you remain courageous and fight to defend your own south sudan the war is now declare Gore the so called deplomatic Adviser to the Sleeping president.

    Dr.Kiir not employed these people like Gore,Riek,Gadet,and Lam to try mess up the government which going to recognise in July,please take courage and say Splm oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeee SPLA oyeeeeee in that way , you can be able to have south sudan declare as Country with witnesses some countries around the world.

    My advice is that you should not once again employed such people who do not want south sudan to be declared ,who do they want to declare south sudan as president? That the question i put the supporters of Gore Lado,Gadet,Athor,Ayii Akol,Lorot and those who re still existing in the government.

  • 1 April 2011 09:15, by Odingo

    To All Redears
    Folks, this assasination plot to Dr. Riek Machar and those officers has been going on since 2005, but because President Salva Kiir Mayardiit is the good leader whose his fahter raised him in Nuer land to have that kind of leadership and best friend to Dr. Riek and Paulino Matip, Dr. Riek would have been already assasinated by those coward dangerious criminals.

    Forks, you can not expect things to run smoothly while the GOSS is running by Pagan Amum and this coward spokeman Piliph Aguer.

    This country gonna run red with blood one way or another,unless President Salva Kiir make reform as soon as possible, by removing Pagan Amum, Secretary of Defense, Phlip Aguer, Minister of Finances, all the Governors from all states and replace them with new faces, and change the name SPLA to SSIA with no political party under the control of SSIA. If you do that Mr. President, there will be no more fighting in the country.


    • 1 April 2011 10:41, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      Gore should appear in person before the South Sudan Legislative Assembly for further deliberations of the attempted assassination of VP Machar.

      What i know so far from Gore, he is trying to mobilse officers who were former enemies of the SPLM/A. He himself was an SPLA officer who did not even fully participated in all SPLA operations or be at the front lines. He ran away in 1993 to seek refuge in abroad.

      There are many negatives qualities in him. Kiir brought him as an adviser to contain his rebellion. Gore and Athor were in the same boat during the April elections together with Angelina Tiny wife of VP Machar. Who gave them that previlge to be Independant Candidates? It is the VP because his wife wanted to contest with Taban and Dr. Riek wanted his wife to contest as an independent candidates. For you Southerners, this was where the Independent candidates came about.

      Gore should be kept in a cacoon- that means he should be advising at the State level- like the position paper he presented opposing the City of the South Sudan.

      • 1 April 2011 11:45, by amon

        @Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

        Even if one spent just one day in the bush it means S/he had participated. Do you all those thieves who are stealing development to buy expensive cars and houses abroad started the movement from day one?

        What of those who spent most of their lives in the refugee camps and have come back to steal the money, did they also started the movement from day one? Come on!

        Do you want us also to start our movement fresh so that we can have voices and steal with impunity? this of who started and who didn’t can’t help the current situation my brother, let’s thing together as Southerners with one vision and one mission.

        • 3 April 2011 18:18, by Dakin

          I don’t know why everybody is quick 2 condemn Gore. U got 2 belief him or the position he holds in goss. Gore is confirming what we already know simply. He z is plotting against the vp is committing suicide, let no one stop him!! N LET ME ASSURE U THERE WUD B NO DINKA CALLED CI BAI PIATH(peaceful home) or NHOMLAWDA( our freedom) without the Nuer Murle n our brothers in Equatoria. Dr. Riek, Mamur Jadala Kony r the pple z brought peace to this land. This patriotism u talk in places of assgnment is so naive. Dinka Bor no longer in the but bitting drums in kiu u. Etc. Not a single soldier ngok dinka u would find there 2 defend their shameful past. Instead it iz the Nuer n the equatorians in uniform at Abyei. U guys like power but u don’t have it. It was attempted by Garang n Mr.Kiir shud know better b4 SS bcom another Rwanda n ofcourse nhomlawda(our freedom) n cibaipiath junub(peace has com 2 ss) will b dead

      • 1 April 2011 16:01, by Lo Isu

        Chibaith or whatever you call yourself.

        What is yo take on the development in western equatoria as a result of the crowning of the independent candidate there. To be precise the guy is performing well better than the SPLM governors. To talk of getting permission to stand in an election from an already dying party (SPLM) depicts your limited knowledge on democracy.

    • 1 April 2011 23:20, by MJriaksdca

      It is not a suprise

      that there have been, there are, and there will be people plotting to kill Dr. Riek Machar. Even though there are hundreds and hundreds of Dinka who have joined arabs and have been fighting their own brothers and sisters in the south, only the Nuer are known by the Dinka, particularly Bor to be the nyegateen and understandably so. These people are still enduring the pain of the loss of their families during the 1991 incidence. Even though it appears on the outer surface that Dinka Bor have forgiven Dr. Riek, it is not rightly so in their innermost hearts. Majority of Bor people are still conspiring to do away with Dr. Riek in the main.
      The plot to kill him is regardless of the good work that Dr. Riek has contributed alongside many others since the signing of the CPA. I have two things to tell the Southerners.
      First, those who are planning to kill Riek as a revenge can go ahead to kill him, especially if they think it is the right thing for them and for the South. However, know this, we shall all be bathing in an everlasting river of blood in the South. I can only advise the plotters that it is better not to raise a stone against Riek or else his death will make the South another Somalia.

      Second,South Sudan will be better off if the simple-minded people in the South do not keep going back to re-live the past gradges. Dr. Riek is not living the past. All his commitments since 2005 are evidents that he is a true patriot of the New State on which he does not have any ill-mannered feelings. Those who think South will be better off without Riek are behevemently wrong. In fact it is their own plots against this man that will result to the nasty side of the South.
      My advice to all South Sudanese is to wish Southerners unity and peace or else the ugly side of unity and peace will happen and no one, particularly those plotting to kill Riek Machar will reap reapen fruits of the tree in the middle of the garden.

      Personally I am praying for forgiveness, love, peace and unity of all the Southern people. I want them to be wise enough to realize that reliving the ugly past will not be the solution but starting to live from the page which was open in 2005 on to the future is the best. The hatemongers, the tribalists, and the unpatriotic people are being comforted by the nasty words of hatred against others now, especially when they gather to talk of the bad things they say Nuer have committed, but I am saying to them, you will regret your actions which will definitely turn against yourselves. Speak peace not war, speak love not hatred, and speak unity not disunity.for peace, love, and unity will only be the greatest gifts to our Southern heros who died during the war.

      • 2 April 2011 01:41, by Bol Deng

        Nuer militias and their collaborators want to dodge their Nyagatism in which they are pursuing and they started to make up their words before they rebels. Who cares about them because they are nothing us. We fought the war without Matip , Gore, Riek, Galuak gai, Tanganyang, Mabil, Kordon kong, gatdet, John Luk, and many other nuer militia mentality.

        They are demanding for reinforcement and this is why they added our leader mamur Obote. General Mamur is not that food lovers who just go because of the smell of food. Better be yourself and demand for your own disaster.

        The collision that Nuer food lovers want will be understand even by their children in the next thousands years if we called it a last resort to solve your solution. This must be clear. We need peace for years with these food lovers but they do not understand.

        • 2 April 2011 13:41, by Makjohnson

          Isaac Mabuto Mamor is the first South Sudanese attepmted plot against the Dinka-led Government of Southern Sudan at the inception of the CPA in 2006. The first man cought of smuggling weapon into the Country in attention to fights the tribalists governemnt that resulted in his long served detention was him the man they ( Dinka) recite to be their loyalist today. Mamor cannot deny even when he was vomiting on the SSTV screen against the new revolutionaries and alleged them of Arab inspirations. Simply, let him admit that, he failed because of the lack of internal support from his very people who he was to fights for their rights. He is nothing rether than because is a mongst the very few Equatorian used by Garang to abuse their own brothers and sisters in the momement. Now he is the D/chief for operation, leading who to the enemy while the only 2% Equatorian in the army cannot lead the fights whatever????? is not needed even to revelt for he will contribute nothing to the momenet of the revolutionaries

        • 2 April 2011 15:57, by choldit

          How do you define "food lovers"? I think we have seen enough during past six years we ruled ourselves under one tribe.

          Please seeing is more believing than taking what is yours and give it to others just for the sack of agrument. Yes, the say a thief always think everyone is and make sure that his/her things are taken care off so that no one will take them.

          Who in the world would tell you yes the Nuer food lovers are while the footprint of loting publice money for six years points to other direction? Nuer are known for thier democracy and regard for the welfare of others. That is why other tribe people get on well in Nuerland than anywhere else. Also we should thank the Nuer for providing the Sudan with oil money from their land. the only thing that should be change though is 2% oil money to oil producing states that Garang induce during CPA negotiation against the Nuer back to 25% that Dr. Reik won during his negoiation in Khartoum Peace talk.

          I have to warn you that assissination against those people is not a junk that should be used in the way you perceived. It means end of a tribe. We badly need peace in our land not war that was declared on Nuer and Equaorians long ago by giving meaningless ministerialposes while the Dinkas held all vital ministerial poses. Is that what we call peaceful nation?

      • 2 April 2011 08:17, by alierm

        My dear brother, Love for one self should not be taken for self interest but rather meant to treat humanity. No Dinka, being Bor or other dinka tribes, is interested at killing your man. I advise you watch your words and stop your tribalism practice when it comes to national issue like this very one. Riek is forgiven for his past and is my leader and that is it.

  • 1 April 2011 11:39, by Ghai-nyanthy

    Dear Reader

    There were no days when Bashir had been said to have accident or incident these have been said to have happen to Kiir,Matip and any others S. Sudanese senior figure. Nothing happened to them.

    Who among you have done a follow up on those above that have been to happened our leaders? If something happened there should be an investigations and present the documents to the parliament and the appropriate authorities concern.

    Always there are allegations that begin somewhere and end up with augment like this but they are followed up to have true or false part of story.

    Do not react finger pointing at one another, each one of you on this site belong to a certain tribe and they are S. Sudanese at the end of the day. let have a positive role for this country.

    Thank you.

  • 1 April 2011 12:57, by mack waweru

    This is a ploy just to confuse Southerners and flung them to military collisions. All the figures mentioned hail from other tribes and no Dinka among the hit list. The enemy is portraying that the Dinkas are the culprits plotting this. The sources behind this conspiracy are solely people who don’t want good for the South.
    No sane persons in the whole South would even think of assassinating these-their leaders for political motives. Who would benefit? Only the enemies of the South and I hope the figures mentioned would brush this aside as a sheer white lie aiming to divide us and circumvents our aspirations at the doorstep. The enemy did everything to see Southerners killing themselves and that didn’t work, so they started to pursue other scenarios as this one.
    Southerners shall overcome all these bumpy roads.

  • 1 April 2011 16:22, by Kuet Teny

    The top designer of this plot is Kiir and his clique. Why aborting it?

  • 1 April 2011 16:24, by Kim Deng


    You ought to know that "there is no smoke without fire," therefore, these coward Generals have been on that cheap conspiracy since 2005. But they will fail since non of them gets guts to do their dead-ended mission.

    • 1 April 2011 17:16, by Equatorian observer

      VERY UNFORTUNATE: The news about the alleged plot to assassinate our Vice President is now carried by several news media around the world in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Our government should do something to respond to this.

  • 1 April 2011 16:45, by Haak

    dear southern Sudanese who post their comments here!!!!!!
    from the core of my heart i appreciate and will continued to appreciate those who will take this assassination news to be the normal dirty barbaric Arabic policy they always air out so that southern Sudanese divide themselves as the Arabs rule over them. in other words, do you know what is known as divide and rule? if you know, than try to reason it out on the same perspective.

    however, i would also like to advised president Kiir to be very vigilant as we approach near the rising our our national flag otherwise, the "Ngundeng prediction" might be in the corners, remember all the defections, rebellious, ethnicity crises etc we are experiencing are being told by Ngundeng, its out of ignorance that individual are going to perish as we are about to celebrate the long last peace.

    in conclusion, president Kir and those prominent figures should observe their movement as we approaches July or else we shall add them to our heroes and heroines.

  • 1 April 2011 17:07, by Equatorian observer

    Fellow brothers and sisters. The plot was revealed by senior presidential advisor to Salva Kiir and not from Khartoum newspapers. This man can get first class information from some of the intelligent personnel who can leak out the plot to him. So you better think seriously over it. I also agree with him that those fabricated stories which Arabic newspapers always publish originate from the same South Sudanese security personnel in Juba. I advise Salva Kiir and Riek Machar to be extra careful, God knows, because there could be a group outside their interest that can harm one of them. Kiir should wake up and see what is wrong in the circles of those trusted with intelligence job in his government. Now people may be talking of former militias generals, but does Kiir really trust his long time colleagues in the SPLA? Is there a group somewhere that wants to hijack the government from Kiir and Riek before July 9 and that group is different from those rebels of George Athor. That is even more dangerous for Kiir than for Riek. Our president should watch out if he has been sleeping. There could be a closer dangerous group to him than those known rebels and militias.

  • 1 April 2011 19:17, by Lokeji

    I actually have no desire to comment on what the president’s diplomatic affairs adviser said but there is no smoke without fire as it’s been lebal by one of the commentators.There is alway something very strange in this website,when it comes to reaction or what so called personal opinions in regards to any article posted on this website.most of the commentators takes either tribal or regional line in their reactions to the posted article, in which you will just get lose when going through their comments, some are relevant and some are irrelevant to the article.Therefore in the end you will get them either insulting themselves, each other tribes or their current leadership.I don’t known kind of people are we( southerners)?
    This current state of affairs in southern sudan, it remains me of a literature book called Animal farm.This book reflects the same scenarior we are now under going throuh in southern sudan. when the animals rebel and chase away mr. jones, then there was a leadership vaccum which developed into internal conflict,in which the whole thing went into a mess.So my advice to these young commentators is that they should go beyond their tribal and regional inclination and try to think of how to erect this new independent country to comeup in july-2011.The current structure of the government of southern sudan is not an encouraging one or let me say not a suitable government of a country, because a government is not the structures itself but rather the capabilities and vision of those entrusted to govern the people.in this sense the people are the end not a means to riches.To be a nationalist does not mean supporting or protecting your political parties, Tribal or regional interest but rather supporting and protecting the unity of your people regardles of their tribal, regional or political affiliations and the most vital one is the sovereignty of the state.
    Finally let us redefine our interest base on pluralism rather than on individualism.
    individualism is one of the common diseases that is engulving the southern community at the moment.
    God help us out from this mess. and God bless south sudan.

    • 2 April 2011 02:48, by harry

      Dear Lokeji,

      I agree with you "Nationalism" has become the tool of divisions and divisionism in the world today. We are having a lot of troubles today because of what we coined as nationals or nationalism. I think the world would be a better place to live if slogans such as nationalism, individualism, partisans,and religionism ( forgive me , I Just made it up new "religionism" slogan,) did not exist. Thanks.


  • 1 April 2011 19:55, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    By the way, is there anything bad if Dr.Riak Machar Teny and other SPLA offices are killed? Why do people worried when they heard that those officers are suspected to be assassinated? If we compare those of the people whom Dr.Riak Machar Teny, Ismail Konyi, Matiip Nhial, Mamur and many others they have killed, then I think it will be a lot. As a point, did we cried about the life of these insane people? Those officers who were been mentioned above are eligible to be killed. I’m totally been depressed by such moves of those officers plus the rest of the others unknown SPLA officers who are working forward for the seek to deteriorate the whole Southern Sudan for their own life to invest themselves.

    Lastly, on the "Sudan Tribune", Alfred Lado Gore,was the "presidential advisor." How come that he becomes an announcer or a journalist? Did he know his job really? Afred Lado Gore, is believe to be one of those who wanted to plot or carry assassination to those officers. Alfred Lado Gore needs to be questioned on how he gets this information, otherwise, he has to give a very concise detail with which the Southern Sudanese people should believe that it is true or it is not.

    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

  • 1 April 2011 20:24, by man-of-his-words

    What an evil community,(only one community has this kind of plan in their minds ,but they playing with a real fire.

  • 1 April 2011 20:31, by Conventional Wisdom

    As old saying once said: NO smoke without a fire" this could be a concealed agenda from Kiir to assassinate those whom he think are threats to his mere policies.thus, southern sudanese shouldn’t take this alledged conspiracy lightly or blaming the north for GoSS failures. Gore is a well informed as a presidential diplomatic affairs advisor, his concerns are of course carries some factual and shouldn’t be ignore. south sudan is not yet a country or will not be sovereign country even after july 9 but a composition of tribes and her future is in stakes. unless,people of these tribes would relinquish their tribal affiliations

  • 1 April 2011 21:21, by Quota



  • 1 April 2011 23:31, by Madior

    anything to take Riek Machar’s life, I am good with its. Please Nyagaats, stop bitching around it is time to cut your heads off otherwise stop escalating violence in the country.

    • 2 April 2011 02:20, by harry

      Dear madior,

      You are right. We must stop escalating violence in the country. Your message was positive till you said and I quote" Folks, anything to take Riek Machar’s life, I am good with it." End of quote.

      Brother Madior, I understand your frustrations and where are you coming from. I beg your pardon, violence is not acceptable at this time in young history of South Sudan. Violence will breed another violence which equal to total destruction of new nation of South Sudan.

      Brother Madior, I beg you again to resort to nonviolence struggles, for it useful to combats violence. Further, I would like you to preach peace and forgiveness in this forum and everywhere in our planet earth. Because if you able to do it, everybody will do it too. The world will be a better place if love and harmony replaces hate and anger.

      I’m not defending Riek, but please on behalf of South Sudanese people and its nation, forgive Riek Machar for inconvenient he caused you and your family. Its time to move forward, let’s put all differences behind us and starts looking to the future. South Sudan needs you in particular, Salva, Pieng, Riek, Gore, and everybody in general so that we can build a new nation that shall prosper with peace, harmony, equality, justice, mutual respect, and democratic principles will govern us all.

      Brother Madior, If blacks people of South Africa did "forgive and forget" it after more than three hundreds years of a brutal apartheid regime of white minority, then we can do it in South Sudan too;and I know you have the capacity to do it. Do it for your country. Do it for humanity. You hear me! Thanks.


    • 2 April 2011 06:23, by Malek David

      Dog,last dinka and stupid donkey, why re u barking about Southern Sudan destruction, do u thinx the country is 4 dinka alone or any tribe. I praying all of u will finish and Riek will remind. shame on your mam and dad or otherwise they pick awrong child from hospital.

  • 1 April 2011 23:48, by Chol Mading

    Dear readers,

    It’s clear that this message has two parts. The first part talks about fabrications generated by none other than the Southerners themselves. The second part may holds water to certain extend. For those who live here in Juba do really concur with me because of certain events in the past. I am really tired of this blaming NCP for all our dirty laundries. All the trashes are in our house but we don’t know how to get rid of them except blaming all on NCP. There won’t be any progress until we take the responsibility.

    Much of this rebellion is attributed to corruption and lack of development in the South. There are few things that GOSS should have done; roads, school, clinics, and clean water for the people of South Sudan. There is money for all of these but few people in Juba are pocketing the money located for these developments and blaming it all on Khartoum. We should start by fighting an all out war against corruption and those involved in it. Unless we take responsibility we won’t get no where!

    I think it would be great tragedy to assassinate any body in the government at this juncture. This will surely divide us and will bring blood bath to our new nation. We should all yawn for unity, and diplomacy to deal with those who rebelled. This will be the only way to smooth transformation.

    Some of you may view this message negatively but I really don’t care because truth some times hurts. I am a proud Dinka who want strong and united South Sudan and a better life for all.


    Chol Mading

    • 2 April 2011 01:25, by harry

      Dear Chol Mading,

      Your message is very positive one, and I’m impressed with you because I seldom see such a message with pure and positive connotations in this forum. You’re right, the government lacked certain things regarding the development and education in South Sudan. The government supposed to do alot of things that benefits the people of South Sudan long time ago.

      It has been six years now and most infrastructures are still primitive and under develop due to rampant and collective corruption that invaded the minds of our officials in Juba.

      Of course, you’re right again and I agree with when you said that "we don’t have to blame NCP & Khartoum for our dirty laundries all the times." Certainly,I do agree with you in many aspects of your comment.

      South Sudanese officials and its people must take all responsibilities and make South a better place to live and prosper. Progress can be achieved when a nation fights corruption and denounces tribalism.

      Once again, your message is both positive and encouraging, and don’t be discouraged to express you thoughts in this website. Thanks


  • 2 April 2011 00:52, by Kijana Bol Detion-Alier-Abiu

    hi! does judge these leaders, the news might be true.

  • 2 April 2011 02:34, by Jongkuch

    The Islamists in Khartoum must know that their policy of divide and rule is not going to work anymore. They are against our independence, peace, and freedom, but it is too late. We are all aware of all these nonsense. The aim is to stir up tribal conflict in South Sudan. We are not going to do that. We are aiming higher and very soon South Sudan will be a prosperous nation. This is what is burning in the evil hearts of Ilamists in Khartoum. We are going to leave you behind in your primitive thinking and mentality of war and become a developed country, which is free.

    • 2 April 2011 03:04, by harry

      Dear Jongkuch,

      You got it right, Brother. Peace and freedom must prevail in order to prosper. We must denounce violence, war mentality, and give peace a chance to flourish in South Sudan. No development will take place without peace and stability. We must turn negative and primitive thinking into positive and progressive thinking.Thanks for your excellent inputs.


      • 2 April 2011 07:00, by lieulieu aru

        Dear southerners ,
        I belief killing my generals as a Nuer community healthy and would not be tolerated this time,especialy killing of our man Dr Rick machar who was being been fighting for equality and right of southern and existence of nuer politicians in Government of southern sudan.Assassination paulino and Dr Rick would not be like assessination of Rumbek generals,Makur Aleyou and Maluath Alueth in 90S!.It will trigging door fighting for alleged and those who thinks they are involved in the assessination start from high ranking in army to the tribal level.Assassination of these prominent FIGURES would counted and foght as a breaching of our interggirty and threaten to the lives of Nuer communities around the world. also would included cling of tribes in the south and everlasting combat and show who more stronger in the region as u wish it always.

        • 2 April 2011 07:48, by Liberator

          Dear: concern citizens of South Sudan

          The goal has been crystal clear from the unionists camp beginning in 1983 until today. total elimination of all the separatist elements within the movement. and the latest plot is just the end game of that covert plan. complete elimination of remaining separatists leaders who are viewed unfavorably by that communist clique of the SPLM(aka unionists) is the only way to smooth re-unification between the South and North Sudan in the near future. However, little did they know, that the new generations of Southerners won’t allow such a move with or without the present of the current separatist forces.

          But this allege plot will have grave repercussion and adverse effect beyond borders of Sudan as whole!

        • 2 April 2011 08:13, by Marco A. Wek

          Sudan Tribune should device a way of deleting all useless comments and stop tribal sick minded commentators. I am getting sick of useless tribal comments from those sick minded fools. Wake up and see the world you are living in today. You people are already making South Sudan a living hell before July the 9th. What a pity? I have great respect to our Southern villagers more than those sick ones whose intension is to cause death to the masses of our people all because they want to hold any form governmental office to steal money.

  • 2 April 2011 07:39, by Gatwech

    Dear readers,

    These cowards called Dinkas have been enslaved by our (Nuer) grandfathers since creation of the world. Read Nuer conquest to prove it.

    If they want to murder Dr. Riek Machar, let them try it. Ngundeng said Riek will live to see many generations. But any attempt even with one bullet that will miss him, we can return it with ten bullets that can hit the ten most important Dinka leaders.

    Warning: Ngundeng said there will be a time when "ba thiol Jangni nguot." And he also said "ba ji guori kon nak." May be this will happen before July 9 if that is what they are inviting unknowingly.

    Any attempt on Dr. Machar’s life would mean the killing of most Dinka officials in a very short period of time. And those military officers predicted by Ngundeng will be killed if they are the supposed implementers.

    My friends, there can be no President’s sirent for months in Juba or any where. Stop such stupidity. And within hours Bor town and Warrap can be up in flames.

    We can bring the hater of Dinka, Prof. David De Chand, as interior minister to finish the business.

    To hell with the so-called Bor killings in 1991. Why are the Nuers not remembering the killings of their people of Gajaak in 1985 by John Garang.

    However, I believe that Dinka Bor are responsible for this. They may want to assassinate Salva Kiir instead because they may fear immediate attacks from Nuer of Jonglei if they attempt it on Riek Machar. Their greed for power to take over the government before July 9 and raise the flag will soon destroy them for good with the blessing of the ICC as predicted by Ngundeng.

    • 2 April 2011 07:51, by Liberator

      Welcome back brother Gatwech( Gat Ran)

      I couldn’t said better!

  • 2 April 2011 07:58, by Bol Deng


    We will rule you for 50 years because you are just a food lover community without leadership and we all know you that way.Now you smell the independent and you started rebels for food only that was shown to you by Khartoum.

    This time your food seekers will not defect all because we food to offer also, you should mind of that.

    My friend, our last solution to any disagree is a full scale violence. But we do not make it as a first decision. Where will you go my friend this time because Jallaba will reject you by all means

    • 2 April 2011 08:09, by Liberator

      Bol Deng

      The burning question is, where will you (Bor and Warrap dinkas plus with your small Abyei orphans go) this time? since Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia already know you as bunch of cowards and greedy babies beggars for U.N food rations every day in all of the refugee camps across these three countries!!!!!!

      No escape routes this time for you!

      • 2 April 2011 08:23, by Gatwech


        Bol Deng is an orphan of 1991. But he will soon lose his other surviving uncle.

        • 2 April 2011 08:42, by Liberator


          you are absolutely right brother Gatwech. These Orphans have been playing with fire on this site for a very long time.

          But now they are playing with a kerosene, but this game will end in flames on their ugly faces instead!!!!

  • 2 April 2011 15:15, by Gatwech

    Dear Liberator,

    Salva Kiir will never investigate his advisor, Alfred Lado Gore, because he fears that any serious investigation may worsen the matter since Gore can make the details of the plot public.

    Bol Deng and the likes,

    I know you are a senior official working as a spokesman somewhere but now pretending to be a small boy preaching tribalism on this website.

    In 2005 when the CPA was signed you said John Garang was going to rule for 20 years as President of Sudan or South Sudan. But where is Garang now?

    My friend, it was the tribal foundation of SPLM/A in 1983 that put pigs in the top positions of the hierarchy while gave tigers and lions the lower positions.

    Do you know that Dr. Riek Machar was number seven (7) as A/Commander in the original hierarchy of SPLM/A during 1980s?

    Now he is number two (2). Then where are those other pigs that were meant to block his way? Now you claim that you will rule (not govern) for 50 years. May be you have only months.

    But the so-called hierarchy is coming to an end with Salva Kiir as the last one, then comes Dr. Riek next.

    Who will block Dr. Riek this time? Will be the laws of the jungle or the respect of the hierarchy that will determine. And besides, he is already an elected Vice President as they used the American system of twin-candidates or running mate system. In the constitution also, the Vice President becomes the President if the post of the President falls vacant after the elections. He will not even need to consult with the so-called political bureau.

    You got that? And if you try to resist through your stupidity, we will destroy you while we are on the safe (law) side.

    My friend, the Nuer blame Riek Machar because he forgave you in 1991. We wanted him to follow you where you were hiding in Equatoria. But he called back his soldiers not to capture all the borders. By then Garang was hiding like a rat until he resurfaced when he knew that Riek was not for full scale war to capture him or his controlled areas.

    But this time, don’t reintroduce the past events, please. The Nuer can be better at assassinating your leaders, and aggressively protecting their own leaders, even if it means preemptive strikes against the suspects in their own villages. Don’t introduce a situation you will not be better in handling.

  • 2 April 2011 17:44, by Martin Muong

    Sanitize such enrage articles and go on with unity.Independence is not easy, the Arabs’ conspiracy is behind this allegation of assassination attempt. Don’t let them create hatred in the South again.

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