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Nuer Youth depolore unrepresentative recruitment of South Sudan diplomats

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Nuer Youth Association Condemned the Deployment and Recruitment of the Ministry of Regional Cooperation.

Immediate Public Release

Nuer Youth Association in Juba

January, 27, 2010We, the representatives of the Nuer Youth Association, are dismayed and shocked by the unrepresentative deployment and recruitment of the GOSS diplomats in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation. The entire Nuer community is deeply disturbed by the anti-Nuer policies employed in the Ministry for the last five years. Our community has noted that Nuers are being discriminated against within the Ministry as follows:

1. The ministry of Regional Cooperation has, for the last five years, been underrepresenting the Nuers in its hiring and deployment in overseas offices. Although sizable qualified Nuers applied for jobs within the Ministry, less than 0.2% of those applications were accepted for reasons outside the legal requirements and rules of the Ministry. This is a blatant violation of interim constitution of Southern Sudan.

2. It is noted that, in its most recent hiring and deployment of 70 GOSS diplomats abroad, there is no single officer from the Nuer tribe, no other tribes from Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Central Equatoria and other small tribes from Greater Upper Nile.

3. The way the MRC selected diplomats in the deployment of 2010 left a lot of questions unanswered, particularly the deployment of incompetent candidates who do not have educational backgrounds to do the job as required by the rules of the Ministry. The Ministry of Regional Cooperation seems to be the only institution which practices nepotism in hiring contrary to the diplomatic practice known to the rest of the World where ethnic diversity is taken into account.

4. From the list of 2010 deployment, it appears that there is no single Nuer appointed to serve in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Congo and Egypt.

5. We also note, with concern, the mounting corruption in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation in all its forms. There is no question that dangerous form of tribalism is being practiced in the way diplomats are being recruited and this will eat away the little resources available to the people of Southern Sudan when the Ministry recruited people who cannot do the diplomatic work for South Sudan in the last year of the transitional period.

6. A diplomatic service is the backbone of any government all over the World and that is why diplomats should be recruited by taking into account qualifications, merits and ethnic diversity. It is disturbing to note that the diplomatic service in the GOSS does not observe this cardinal principle. Without a qualified and diversified diplomats, work cannot be done.

7. The 2010 deployment of diplomats revealed a shocking statistic because it is now clear that 90 % of the positions were allocated to fewer than two ethnic groups. South Sudan is a territory which has more than sixty three identifiable groups and yet the recruitment of 2010 failed to reflect the ethnic diversity of the South.

We call up on the Minister of Regional Cooperation, 1st Lt. General Oyai Deng Ajak to reverse the recent deployment and recruitment of GoSS diplomats.

We appreciate Lt. General Oyai Deng Ajak for trying his best to transform the Ministry of Regional Cooperation into a Ministry of all ethnic groups in Southern Sudan. Since his appointment as a Minister last year, he has been observed to draft rules which may change the trend of nepotism and corruption which bedevilled the Ministry for quiet a while.

For further contact:
Nuer Youth Association
Juba, South Sudan
Email:nueryouth@yahoo.com
Tel.0955703924

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  • 27 January 2010 06:59, by The Best Generation

    This is very good to hear from the youth,

    Fiture and posterity never forgive those who keep quite in the face of deterioting issues like this one.

    Goss seems too deformed to be reformed mainly because the people kept quite as sheep led to be slaughtered. The best case is the rejection of recruiting Nuer students to Sudan University mainly because they are the majority educated returnees from Ethiopia. Prompting the Ministry of Education,Science and Technology of Goss to issue rejection of certificates from Ethiopia while accepting unidentified certificates from Uganda, without the bearer’s photo graph on. Plus unequal distribution of international scholarships to all tribe’s young people.

    Young People have been patient beyon ken, it will be better resolve this before it is too late. What you guys are doing today will be nothing but will permeat till thousands of generations of yours. Southerners will make sure that you are repaid for what you are doing,we can’t wait for referendum,see what will happen,next recruitment,if you don’t change your tribalism policies. Every body will make sure that,they puyshed the tribalis headed individual away from the sytem.

    • 27 January 2010 10:26, by The Best Generation

      The Reporter must know the name of the organization he is reporting about. Its not Nuer Youth Association rather its Widely Known democratic civil society organization known as Nuer You Union (NUYU) based in Juba.

    • 28 January 2010 04:30, by mathem jech amer

      Best Generation

      Which well educated Nuers are you talking about? Very poor English speakers whom I met knowing only Amaric you want to tell us.

      My friend this is Sudan, not Ethiopia. How can GOSS allocate it posts to Non-Sudanese? All those Nuers you claimed are not Sudanese Nuers, just Gaijaak. Does Gajaak Nuer ethnic group belong to Sudan? Are those of Koromanjong and Turkana Sudanese because they speak the same as Taposas?

      • 28 January 2010 06:32, by wang

        Hey mathem, am telling you the trust bro-
        You Dinkas probably outnumber in term of population, but Nuer are doubling your ass in the education. We have over 15,000 Sudanese family in the country am residence in, and majoirty of those are food lovers Dinkas. None of them gone to University, while almost all Nuer did. You just talking shit there, while you don’t even know what is going on in the South now

        • 3 February 2010 21:03, by Hassan Ali Deng

          Wang

          15,000 what?. What kind of statistics school are you attending Wang Muor?. Your alleged 15,000 Nuer asses attended evening schools after casting concrete. Now you need such illiterate Nuer folks to be recruited in deplomatic work?. Why are you guys hiding behind young kids to pass this message across on your behalf?. Here is the answer; it is because you do not want to be embarassed by the fact that your 15,000 ’’educated nuers’’ are solely un educated. You Gajak have only Judge John Garwech who is the only person who had attended a regular education in the last 50 years of your history. Hey look; it looks like you have mistaken MRC recruitement purpose. MRC is looking for diplomat and not brutal looters.

      • 29 January 2010 01:14, by Peter Nhiany

        Dear Methem Jech,
        I can see how we South Sudanese always approach issues related to the welfare of our nation . I’m not saying that you should have not said what you said. But you would have put it in a much better perspective.

        I understand that South Sudan is struggling for freedom of speech, and at the same time wrestling with tribal and division issues. The Nuer Youth are South Sudanese, and they have right to express themselves if they feel something unfair has been done.

        If we always attempt to silent ourselves for speaking up for our rights, and to fight corruption, therefore we are promoting disunity, and hence corruption, and trabalism will continue to ripe right through South Sudanese people. I do have respect for you, and every South Sudanese. For that matter, I must also watch out for what I have to say in response to people emotion.

        If what is articulated in the report is true, why do you think Nuer Youth would not raise their complaint if South Sudan is gearing toward equality in all sectors. Fair and balance in the government should be practiced so that no one feels left out in serving the nation.

        Unless there is better explanation of why what was done was done, and the complaining party would have to understand the interpretation of the recruitment, and selection of those who are representing the countries mentioned in the article.

        My point here is not to stop who want to say what, but to advice on not trying to gear everything in trabalism. Although Nuer youths feel the sense of exclusion and discriminated which could be contrued as nepotism, we have better minds to putting things and translate them to better understood than to fuel up, and ignite trabalism feeling. We all have reasons to complain, but we must know that what we say does not matter, it is how we say it matters, and that counts the most.

        I hope my respond to your post does won’t create and fire back. I was just putting my across on how should be better thinkers, than to look down on ourselves. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

        Peter Nhiany.

        contact: nhiany15@yahoo.com

        • 29 January 2010 04:57, by mathem jech amer

          Peter Nhiany

          I know very well tribalism is geared by Nuers towards Dinkas, anything they say, you can realised that it is a complain against Dinkas. I know very well what I said is true. I have daily contact with them and I know true Sudanese Nuers than Non-Sudanese Nuers. Why should Nuers complain about positions in the government as well as when their people are attacked? Why should they be happy when their people back home do something bad to other tribes? Why not condemning the killing of more than 150 civillians in Warrap and looting of more than 1000 head of cattle just recently. The same Nuer Youth complaining are the same people going to villiages to loot cattle.

          Look at their statement:
          "We appreciate Lt. General Oyai Deng Ajak for trying his best to transform the Ministry of Regional Cooperation into a Ministry of all ethnic groups in Southern Sudan. Since his appointment as a Minister last year, he has been observed to draft rules which may change the trend of nepotism and corruption which bedevilled the Ministry for quiet a while".

          Why should they complain again if the know the minister is doing very well?

        • 5 February 2010 03:41, by Ajawuk Juma

          To Peter Nhiany,

          Thank you for being always fair when it come to disunity among the Southern Sudaese!!!!

          But I want to let you know that the so called Nuer Youth Association will never ever appreciated any thing done in Southern sudan unless you do everything in their ways and our cousin has to know that there is no way the whole Southern Sudan become Naath so that they can supported whatever done for Southerners.

          I know there are some disturborn Dinka boys in this webbsite but there is no such Youth who write on behalf of their community. The whole Nuer community have to be carfull about those Lou Nuer messes who always write on behalf of others.

          This is very disrespectfull for Nuer as community for everyone to write his views and called it to be from certain community. See the name itself is incoorects. I am sorry for my best writer and smartest Deng Taath if I offence you.

          Thanks you all by Ajwauk Juma from Ramchial City

    • 11 February 2010 16:46, by Manyok Manyuon

      to answer your tribolism statement on Goss scholarship,to my understanding Goss pay for scholarship fees and other requirement for all returnees students,but the admission is being granted by the University administration,do not belame your government on that side and is ready to sponsor any body with relevants academy certificate.
      on the other side of deployment of deplomat H.E 1st Lt Gen.Oyai Deng Ajak is following the foot step of H.E Dr.Benjemin Marial Who is also your fellow nuer.
      donnot blame your government.
      thanks

  • 27 January 2010 08:42, by Dinka Boy

    These Nuer students must choose to obey the law or defect from SPLM.
    Shut up!

    • 27 January 2010 10:11, by The Best Generation

      Who is an SPLM?

      • 27 January 2010 10:15, by The Best Generation

        Away with distorted perception about SPLM being one tribe’s. Don’t confuse politics with mathematics. Stay away with your unlogical comments.

      • 28 January 2010 19:03, by mathem jech amer

        o WANG

        My friend which 15,000 Nuer graduates you are telling me? Have Nuer left stealing and looting other people property and Cattle and pursue education? Are they not those Nuers sitting under storey buildings in Khartoum employed by Arabs guys claiming to be University Graduates? Have Nuer stop making muna and bricks in Khartoum before claiming to be educated?

        Are they not the same Nuers fighting other tribes in Refugee camps, USA and Australia? Looking after cattle, eating Walwal?
        When will they have time for studies?

        Bullshit Nuer Tribe, I would had already hang myself if I wwas born as Nuer.

    • 27 January 2010 10:12, by Dr Advisor

      Hello Coward Dinka useless boy,

      I know you wish Nuer to death, no way my friend. The mighty Nuer will come and crush you into dust unless you leave your orphanage language of Tribalism. You are known orphan from Bor survivors from Nuer, why do you want to die now? I warn you today my dear take care, i wish you to death because your ugliest language calling for war. please test yourself for sword with Nuer in Juba if you want to die, Fucken cry loud like dog who care about orphan, your mother and father will never rresurrected from the death Nuer killed them i known.

      Thanks

      I am ready to challenge you again and again

      • 30 January 2010 18:23, by Lual Peter Dau

        You are really cowword person, let me tell my secret, Dinkas are going put you under their underwear for real.

        Remember, Riek Machar tried Dinka but fail, Nyuon Bany tried Dinka but fail , Riak Gai Dinka tried but fail and many others.
        You and me i will not even bured you , i will leave you to get rotten

        My comment to you, fighting is not a sulotion
        Diplomat need academic

        Go back to school and it is easy to became a diplomate like him and her

      • 10 February 2010 15:45, by Akim A. Gatluak

        Crush! kill! is these all you know?
        The whole world is civilizing and you are Stoneaging.
        Fighting don’t resolve a thing. Remember when you kill, you too will get kill! No winners! Talk Peace! World need peace not war or fighting be part of that peace.

      • 18 February 2010 06:04, by daniel mangok

        Dear Dr Advisor, neither Dinka Bor nor Dinka Bar El Ghazel wishes Nuer to dead. It’s a blatant lie! In fact I like your nickname though, however, your comment should have been sounded more fascinating or intriguing toward success of South Sudan nation rather than you being perceived by numerous folks as subordinate. At this moment are you advising people to escalate war against particular innocent people? Or are you advising people to live peacefully in South Sudan? Dinka eyes are not on Nuer, their eyes are on Arabs who tried not to handover South Sudan its independent.

    • 27 January 2010 14:27, by Ambago

      Hello addicted tribalists!

      The above article is about appointments to diplomatic missions, and not an issue for anomalous thinkers to indulge in.

      This particular issue has already painted the tribalistic and corrupt picture of south Sudan worldwide and we should work hard to expose it and defeat it.

      A country can only witness political and economic stability and growth when it is inclusive in its representation policies.

      Wake up before it all goes to the dogs!

    • 28 January 2010 02:08, by MJriaksdca

      Dinka Boy

      Please be mature and sound minded. Being against others will not bear fruits of whatever good you wish for Dinka but not others. Dinka will never be Dinka without others and so do other tribes. Preach goodnews not badnews.
      You should be glad now that there is a so called CPA. If this CPA does not hold till its final referendum goal, then the blame will be on demon-possessed guys like yourself. People who take delight in evil rather than good for all southerners.

  • 27 January 2010 14:43, by Oliha Charles Dickens

    My beloved countrymen (Nuer), bravo for saying it out! The press has been always an adventure in the recent years and has made it for each one of us to become analyst[s] of events as they shone/ exposed per se "the Ministry of Regional Cooperation", among other government ministries witnesses this year what your community labelled perhaps "The unrepresentative deployment and recruitment of the GOSS diplomats in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation", and mission abroad"

    As a fellow Sudanese, I believe in what you said, but with a diverse opinion, it’s ridiculous or maiming to jump into conclusion of not having your diplomats on board as far as overseas’ deployment is concerned.

    I would love to have the Nuer Community to identify from the list below whether their tribe -mates.

    List of Deployed Staff
    S/N Name Title Country
    1 John Andruka Duku PLO Uganda
    2 Mary Francis Babodo D/PLO/Admin & Fin. DRC
    3 Ruben Marial Benjamin D/PLO Egypt & AL
    4 Akol Kong Monyjok Political Affairs Egypt
    5 Kuel Aguer Kuel Political Affairs Eritea
    6 Aker Deng Majok Information/Doc Egypt
    7 Akobo John Nyibil Protocol & PR Ethiopia
    8 Gaak Garang de Mabior Information & Doc Kenya
    9 Sisto Paulino Lado Information Eritrea
    10 Teresa Peter Lul Lem Protocol & PR Eritrea

    S/N Name Title Country
    1 Michael Majok Ayom PLO Kenya
    2 Hamilton Michael Lugor D/PLO/Admin & Fin. Kenya
    3 Sara Victor Bol D/PLO/Admin & Fin. Uganda
    4 Doris Makur Athorbi Political Affairs Ethiopia
    5 Josephine Naumba Political Affairs Kenya
    6 Linda Joseph Bol Protocol & PR Ethiopia
    7 Yel Kameg Boul Protocol & PR Egypt & AL
    8 Ador Akok Athuai Political Affairs Uganda
    9 William Wani Ruben Cult/Com Affairs Uganda
    10 Pamela Albert Bambu Protocol & PR Uganda

    S/N Name Title Country

    1 Jago Arop Yor D/PLO South Africa
    2 John Jongjok Atem Anyar Information Uganda
    3 John Jongkuc Atem Information & Docu. Uganda
    4 Simon Ngor Ngor Protocol & PR DRC
    5 Stella Brenda Lorika Information/Doc DRC
    6 Dut Gabriel Madit Protocol and PR DRC
    7 Mark Oliga Yanga Information & PR DRC
    8 Ajing Deng Ajing Protocol & PR South Africa
    9 Simon Pecch Biliw Cult/Comm. Affairs South Africa
    10 Boutros Thok Deng Political Affairs Zimbabwe
    11 Enoch D. Awejok Protocol & PR

    S/N Name Title Country
    1 Garang Granag Diing D/PLO. Admin & Fin Zimbabwe
    2 Amot Frncis Wol Cult/Comm. Affairs Zimbabwe
    3 Fiona A. Jimmy Wongo Protocol & PR Zimbabwe
    4 Anthonio Dak Mayeny Information/Doc Zimbabwe
    5 Savia Minga Henry Information/Doc Nigeria
    6 Lucia Lawrance Ojwok Protocol and PR Nigeria
    7 Akok Manyuot Political Affairs Nigeria
    8 Chol Garang de Mabior Protocol & PR Nigeria
    9 Linda Akuot Martin Information/Doc UK
    10 Adhieu Elizabeth Yaak Protocol & PR UK
    11 Agnes A. O. Oswaha Cult. Com Affairs USA
    S/N Name Title Country
    1 Daniel Akwoch Diing D/PLO Nigeria
    2 Ayen Chol Dau Protocol & PR Belgium & EU
    3 Rebeccah Andrew Information & Docu. Belgium & EU
    4 Awor Michael Deng Protocol & PR Norway
    5 Regina N. Nathaniel D/PLO/Admin & Fin. Norway
    6 Walter Lojino Lodwa Political Affairs Norway
    7 Kuir Auer Manyiel Cult/Comm Norway
    8 James Kur Mourwel Information/Doc Norway
    9 Nyamac William Information/Doc Canada
    10 Dr. Jwothab Amum Ajak D/PLO. Admin & Fin. Australia
    11 Deer Marial Takping Information/Doc Australia

    I may sound like an idiot when saying lack of competent dip within the ministry is relevant for the deployment. Besides, as an individual its not surprising but rather tormenting to divulge in absurdity and hatred towards words such as [Tribalisms, Anti- plus all the vices in human life]. I am from Eastern Equatoria [Otuho] but never felt cheated for having no single person in the list because may be our fellows/ comrades think the people not within the list are incompetent. which is not the truth at all!!! I will therefore, cant’t buy your Idea of being not represented.

    Good luck in your endeavour to make this reversed.

    • 27 January 2010 23:40, by Majang

      YOU STUPID Monkey you have gaven us lies what a such a liar like you? are you trying to cover this trible employment of Dinkas?no way you event mension Counries like Zibabwe and South Africa where I live for 7yrs where are the Nuer Names?that are working in those places?I truely know that IN South Africa the Goss Representative IS a Nuer is Name is John Gai yoo.PLUS another guy whom I forgot his Name.those are the only 0.2%Nuer being employed all of those Names you mension has no any Nuer person there.even in Zimbabwe I know all thos who work at Goss office not just by Name but Personally.so don`t even lie thinking that on one knew.

  • 27 January 2010 23:36, by Khent

    This article is well written, persuasive and speaks to the issue of the rampant tribalism that is afflicting South Sudan as a Nation-State- in waiting.

    • 31 January 2010 15:06, by Gabriel K

      Wow! how come you don’t recognizes a Nuer name in that group. You know, you guys are known for complaining and that will be your future if you don’t change how you interpret ideas. first of all, you complaining about student being deny in Sudan university also about south Sudan by not employ many Nuer outside the country, that is sick of you. you know what i can tell you is go and convince your tribe to stop cattle raiding in the region so people can understand your point, than point your finger to the rulers. what youth is this, the one who was supporting the problem in unity state or the other. grow up Nuer or you will be nothing in the world.

      • 10 February 2010 03:14, by Dengtaath

        There is nothing wrong about complain, people can complain if they feel are being treated unfair. One thing we the young generation need to understand and avoid is a tribal language, Nuer and Dinka never forget they are capable to destroy South Sudan if you don’t look at it carefully. I have observed few people love tribal comments and spread tribal hatred, these people will one day surprise when the tribal feud explode. There must be no point of cover up those big pose holders who are engaging in nepotism, if you are a Dinka or Nuer, Shiluk and others do not cover some body who is bringing your country back in to physical confrontation, leave him/her alone. We don’t want to fight over our own resources, we need fair distribution and love between us.

        • 10 February 2010 15:39, by Akim A. Gatluak

          Brave. Thank you for your comment. Yes we need unity.

        • 18 March 2010 02:28, by Jetson

          This is indeed a good complain and somewhat understandable communiqué that portrays some understandings of the so called next generation.

          I quote, “We appreciate Lt. General Oyai Deng Ajak for trying his best to transform the Ministry of Regional Cooperation into a Ministry of all ethnic groups in Southern Sudan. Since his appointment as a Minister last year, he has been observed to draft rules which may change the trend of nepotism and corruption which bedeviled the Ministry for quiet a while.”

          Hindrances towards political and diplomatic approaches in South Sudan can be realized on how ministries are structured, how people are positioned despite their qualifications. Indeed, tribalism, discrimination and nepotism are the main factors in this matter. If people like Oyai will be able to readjust such ministries like the Regional Cooperation, then the fade of southern Sudanese will see its course in term of representation.

          Mr. The Bets Generation, I might somewhat see into it not by which organization had written it, but rather scrutinize the matter!

          Cheerio

  • 25 March 2010 15:24, by Atenymaker

    Folks,
    it has been long when many of us stopped commencing on this website. Axpecting that the triblism was fuel by Arab agents who have S.Sudanese influncial norms.
    We Nuers are jelious ever created on this world. If not why complained about ourselves and leave the other affected S.Sudanese community? The so called NYA needs spactrum on the political quo and face the law.
    The Nuer quest for more rights is compounded by the ever scarce resources in some of their areas such as the Lou. When it is dry season in Lou the human and the animals both suffer. They migrate to water points. Once there it is time to claim ownership and rights. That is one reason why there is much fighting at cattle camps. Water and grazing are the main resources that cause big problems between Nuer and Anyuak at Akobo also. Getting the chance to drink water and graze the cattle led to claims of unlimited rights. The Nuer fought hard to the point of claiming Akobo today just because of getting access to drink water in the first place. The Anyuak reaction to this is what the Nuer call hatred. At the border of Gambella, the Nuer do not seek water or grass. It is simply a lust to move to have new lands and experience the unknown regardless of consequences. Here again there is resistance. The Nuer call it hatred.
    The exodus of Nuer into Ethiopia as refugees and simple wanderers has been because of the civil war in the Sudan. This gave a big chance for the Nuer to exert unlimited rights to the point that they do not want to return to Sudan or back to the borders where they actually lived before the war. Refugees proper are in the camps, registered and monitored. They will return to Sudan in the ongoing repatriation process. There are those in the middle, the wanderers, who are neither refugees nor Ethiopian, but do not want to go away. They are claiming the right to live anywhere because land belongs to God. The Nuer who think they are Ethiopian are found in Lare and Jikou enjoying the local government. The wanderers are not accepted at Lare or Jikou. These are the trouble makers who ran away from blood feuds and now want to hide around the Anyuak villages with their guns. Yet they do not stay like people hiding from trouble. They kill the Anyuak because it is a right to live here. They exercise the unlimited rights and there should not be an opposition to it. There is an assumption that some if not all were sleeping cells of recruits of Thwath Pal waiting to strike Gambella when the time arrives.

    Can we reverse and live in harmony,peace,prosperity?

    Atenymaker
    Gatluak gatnyiel
    Man of facts

  • 25 March 2010 15:32, by Atenymaker

    Folks,
    it has been long when many of us stopped commencing on this website. Axpecting that the triblism was fuel by Arab agents who have S.Sudanese influncial norms.
    We Nuers are jelious ever created on this world. If not why complained about ourselves and leave the other affected S.Sudanese community? The so called NYA needs spactrum on the political quo and face the law.
    The Nuer quest for more rights is compounded by the ever scarce resources in some of their areas such as the Lou. When it is dry season in Lou the human and the animals both suffer. They migrate to water points. Once there it is time to claim ownership and rights. That is one reason why there is much fighting at cattle camps. Water and grazing are the main resources that cause big problems between Nuer and Anyuak at Akobo also. Getting the chance to drink water and graze the cattle led to claims of unlimited rights. The Nuer fought hard to the point of claiming Akobo today just because of getting access to drink water in the first place. The Anyuak reaction to this is what the Nuer call hatred. At the border of Gambella, the Nuer do not seek water or grass. It is simply a lust to move to have new lands and experience the unknown regardless of consequences. Here again there is resistance. The Nuer call it hatred.
    The exodus of Nuer into Ethiopia as refugees and simple wanderers has been because of the civil war in the Sudan. This gave a big chance for the Nuer to exert unlimited rights to the point that they do not want to return to Sudan or back to the borders where they actually lived before the war. Refugees proper are in the camps, registered and monitored. They will return to Sudan in the ongoing repatriation process. There are those in the middle, the wanderers, who are neither refugees nor Ethiopian, but do not want to go away. They are claiming the right to live anywhere because land belongs to God. The Nuer who think they are Ethiopian are found in Lare and Jikou enjoying the local government. The wanderers are not accepted at Lare or Jikou. These are the trouble makers who ran away from blood feuds and now want to hide around the Anyuak villages with their guns. Yet they do not stay like people hiding from trouble. They kill the Anyuak because it is a right to live here. They exercise the unlimited rights and there should not be an opposition to it. There is an assumption that some if not all were sleeping cells of recruits of Thwath Pal waiting to strike Gambella when the time arrives.

    Can we reverse and live in harmony,peace,prosperity?

    Atenymaker

    Gatluak Gatnyiel

    Man of facts



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