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Inter-communal violence rocks University of Juba


March 27, 2012 (JUBA) – Inter-communal violence erupted on Tuesday in the main campus of the University of Juba in the South Sudan’s capital, leaving several students wounded.

Juba University Entrance (Photo: Juba University Website)

Eyewitnesses told the Sudan Tribune that the violence erupted at 11am when two groups of students from Greater Equatoria and Dinka communities clashed, throwing stones at each other and using knives.

A number of students were wounded from both sides before the fighting was halted when police intervened.

The Deputy Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Salva Mathok Gengdit, who visited the University after the violent incident, said the cause of the fighting will be investigated.

Speaking to the students and the university administration in the campus on Tuesday afternoon, Mathok urged the students to leave behind tribalism and co-exist in peace and harmony.

Thousands of students from various South Sudanese communities are enrolled at the university.

Sources disclosed that the inter-communal violence erupted after an argument between students from both communities inside the campus.

Police were deployed in and around the university on the Tuesday to calm the situation and imposed restriction of movement of the students.

In 2010 there were similar clashes on campus between students from the Dinka and Nuer communities, leaving a number of students wounded.


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  • 28 March 2012 09:21, by Mi diit

    Brothers and sisters, let us stop such arrogant tribal violence and focus on Khartoum that wants to loot our resources and land. University of Juba students should not be part of tribalism which is practiced by cattle rustlers. We are all one people with one destiny.

    • 28 March 2012 09:24, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      We condemn these uncivilised attitudes of savages, who could the future leaders of the country fight in university if they really mean to be educated like me? Shame to all of this uncivilised behaviours, learn to be together and God bless all of you,

      • 28 March 2012 10:06, by Equatoria dominated SPLM


        • 28 March 2012 10:38, by Equatoria dominated SPLM






          • 28 March 2012 11:38, by viper

            Keep on with what? Do you think that Nilotics will leave this Juba? You are dreaming of chasing them but you will never.your uncles like prof. Wani Sule are trying to recall KOKORA but they will not achieve any thing this time.

          • 28 March 2012 15:19, by Baldit

            Let us not support tribalism brothers n sisters, every citizen of south sudan has right to stay in Juba since it’s the capital city ROSS

          • 28 March 2012 23:27, by ThonAthooc

            Yes brother you have right to said that,because during the war i think you was not around here in South Sudan,but if was here you could claim that JUBA is belong to Equatorians only not for MONYJANG as said,yes Equatorian is belong to you,but JUBA UNIVERSITY is a NATIONAL UNIVERSITY it is belong to every one.MONYJANG were not chase by the equatorian,if they were chased why they remain inside comp

      • 28 March 2012 11:50, by viper

        Hahahahahahahaha, OOHH my God. Even the street boys and tribally oriented thugs have claimed to be more better the the students of Juba university today. What a joke! May God calm down that situation

      • 29 March 2012 10:28, by jubaromsel

        After the assassinations violate the Komiro not dry the tears still come Assassination inside the
        University of Juba against the son of Equatorial.
        Attendance by tribal forces loyal to President to continue to Assassination what it presidential blessing and
        We know the attributes sudan People’s Liberation Army of Sudan and not Army People’s Liberation tribe of Dinka

    • 28 March 2012 09:51, by SeekingTruth

      Such classless actions will never stop in this country unless most of you here in this very forum and somewhere else develop some senses in avoiding tribunal arguments.
      How can someone call to stop something u yourself do best on the daily basis? Isn’t a great shame in your eyes?

    • 28 March 2012 09:56, by Tribe

      I thought the higher learning institution was the right place to modify and transform any tribal minds to nationalize minds.However, this has proved to be totally far-fetched idea at Juba univesity/Useless.They are supposedly to be debating some school related stuffs other than these junked and amateurish politics.Are you now truly college students or kindergarten kids?

    • 28 March 2012 11:21, by Anti Dinka’s

      guys you will never enjoy that univercity if you don’t think of crashing khartoum first

      Khartoum is the ultimate enemy of peace and stability across the globe

      put your differences behind
      join SS force NOW!

    • 28 March 2012 11:47, by Chok Deng

      Shame on Juba university’s students,are you students or tribalists?

    • 1 April 2012 12:23, by Man manning

      @ Odingo go to ze dinning hall and see @ 11.00 before even lectures ended,who breaks the dinning hall door frequent Dinka or Equatorian? man dinka are a group full of self dignity. Have you ever saw them scrambling for "talata eshh" Shame on your BIG mouth and Belly.GLUTTON hyenas

    • 1 April 2012 12:28, by Man manning

      Equatorian hate free things so it’s better to comercialize the University of Juba, I blame the late DR.for introducing to the thugs free university Education who doesn’t know how to make good use of it.

  • 28 March 2012 09:22, by Lang

    Those students should be expelled. The university should have no tolerance for tribalism.

  • 28 March 2012 09:23, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    We condemn these uncivilised attitudes of savages, who could the future leaders of the country fight in university if they really mean to be educated like me? Shame to all of this uncivilised behaviours, learn to be together and God bless all of you,

  • 28 March 2012 09:36, by Atungdiak

    Juba university is full of rubnish! I wonder what direction this Country is heading to if the next generation of leaders are tribalistic to their core. Are these students really learning? Oh, yes, of course even their lecturers are a bunch of tribalists. Someone must show an authority here!

    • 28 March 2012 09:58, by Daniel Buolmawei

      I agree with you brother. That’s what I am saying. The so-called Juba University professors are worse than their students. You see them every day in the media preaching hatred against another tribes, predominately Dinka. What do you think those professors like Dr. James Okuk Solomon who’s well known for being anti-Dinka can teach to the students rather than turning them to be all anti-Dinka?

      • 28 March 2012 10:19, by Deng Gau

        I disagree with You, Professors are Nationalist Doing their Job, there are examples of Leaders in this Un. Like Dr. Justo Wani Lado,Ustaz Peter Gumbo Ungang, Prof.Abendeko Akok, Ustaz Deng Awur Wenyin and so on. This people are really Natioanlist and all lecturers I salute them all, May God Bless them.

        • 28 March 2012 10:32, by Daniel Buolmawei

          Deng, I don’t those professors you mentioned. I have never been to Juba University. I am not generalizing that all Juba University Professors are tribalists, I believe there are nationalists including those you mentioned and that’s why I indicated early that they are to be scruitinized and some who are spoiling must be expelled. I gave an example of Dr. James Okuk, why didn’t you dispute me if----

          • 28 March 2012 10:34, by Daniel Buolmawei

            You think they are all nationalists?

            • 28 March 2012 14:43, by Deng Gau

              That is your personal differences With Dr.Ukok, that Yes I know his Political affiliation,but let students judge him they know who is who. Politically i don’t agree with him but as an accademitian no problem.

            • 28 March 2012 15:19, by Deng Gau

              I thought you are a product of Un. of Juba, so you have no information about the great man and women (Professors).
              So for only one person you can’t just judge like you did.
              do you think Dr. Ukok is behind them? am not of that,my blame on student who don’t know brotherhood.

  • 28 March 2012 09:40, by Atungdiak

    Hey, Ya Jallaba,

    Stop your lies and contribute to or against the topic objectively. Yourself and other people on this web are neither helping South nor North Sudanese. You remind me of a bitter divorced wife.

  • 28 March 2012 09:45, by AgwerJimmy

    Dear JU students, these are uncultured manners which u are not worthy of doing. University is a highly respected institution. Don’t turn it into a criminal and tribal field coz. it will produce different specialists for this new nation. Those practising such things are not educated but have only learned otherwise they should leave chances for those who missed them.

  • 28 March 2012 09:48, by Good Citizen

    the issue is some people are exporting tribalism and hatred from their violence-ravaged regions into peaceful territory of Greater Equatoria.please respect the humble people of Equatoria and you will live in peace with us.uncouth youth behavior is not allowed in GE.these Dinka students should go to Northern Bhar el Ghazel ’’University’’ where they are teaching ABC, how to read and write, etc...

    • 28 March 2012 09:55, by Atungdiak

      Good Citizen,

      Your statement contradicts your name. You have just fuelled the tribal fire in Juba University. It’s people like you that need to change their thinking. I don’t understand what you dubb GE and Dinka. I thought the former was a reguon and the later was a tribe. Are you trying to fit them against each other?

    • 28 March 2012 10:28, by Deng Gau

      Good Citizen,
      Just define your Name first,are you Really a good citizen? Be patriotic. University of Juba is A national institution, no state can claim its ownership. Its establishment was a result our struggle from August 1955 to January 1972.

    • 28 March 2012 10:30, by AgwerJimmy

      Good citizen, you are the people encouraging tribalism. How dare you comment like this?
      What do you mean by "university of NBG where they are teaching ABC?" You better call ’ureslf BAD CITIZEN coz. you are adding pepper. If I were editor in chief for this media, I would not allow pple like you to comment. Most pple have turned this site into a class/medium of tribal debates.

    • 28 March 2012 12:54, by molana

      dear bros and sisters, u r all right, it is exactly shame for Univ.students to fight on tribal bases, i got injuried yes while seat on the bench, i felt the stone on my leg then i realize there was a problem, for those who said the have expelled dinka out of the campus, yesturday nobody was aware that fight was between Dinka and NYamnyam, have you ever heard that Dinka were defeated by Nyamnnyam?,

      • 28 March 2012 13:03, by molana

        nyamnyam cannot defeated dinka, pliz if any of u is available here in Juba, just pay visit to Univ of Juba, and if u find any Equatorian, pliz prove me liar, this morning we line up Nyamnyam and tortured them, we even walked on them until we became governors on our own we released them. now now, it is we and police in the campus only, we didnot intend to fight but they are the ones

        • 28 March 2012 18:19, by Son of Upper Nile

          You and police in the campus not of your bravery but because police always side with you

  • 28 March 2012 09:52, by Daniel Buolmawei

    If those professors teaching in Juba University preach tribalism everyday, what do you think would happen to the students they teach? Teaching tribal hatred to students and pretend to be Professor of Political Science is really unwise. Professors need to be scrutinized. Expel those professors who are anti-another tribes from the University of Juba.

    • 28 March 2012 10:22, by mohammed ali

      Daniel, if the culture of respecting the difference in opinion becomes the culture of hatred, then the response will hatred towards the other irrespective of whether it is tribal or "international" .Hatred can’t be contained and directed in one direction, it will spread like fire.This excately what is happening in SS.You are harveting what had been sown inside you!

      • 28 March 2012 10:40, by Daniel Buolmawei

        Mohammed, you have to spend these times thinking of where you want to run to instead of wasting your time commending on affairs that are irrelevant to your situation that I think will be worse in coming days. If you are really living in Khartoum as you always advocate here, then you should be concerned of your own life.

  • 28 March 2012 09:53, by Deng Gau

    Oh God, is that the Unviversity am proud about it? i don’t beleive it, When i was in this univ. we do not know tribalism, as you can see from my Name am a Dinka Man, and friends at that time even today from Equatoria are many and i can mention few: Un. Silvio Lako, Lado Phlip, Danya Cosmos, Sanday Moris, Mario Gabriel, Nyoka florence, Margret keji,Moses Robert, Salaha Mike,Moga James,HakimJames,et

  • 28 March 2012 10:05, by Deng Gau

    Who will enlight the people in tribal in Jonglei, Unity,Lakes and Warap? and event about the land conflict in Juba? Are you really a University of Relevance and excellence Students? Shame on You My Dear students, be an example of leadership.Our time we sleep together even we share one bed, but now what wrong with you? i really felt sorry to hear these news. God bless a Uni. of Relenance & excllen

  • 28 March 2012 12:47, by George 2

    Can’t you be ashamed for yourselves.How will it sound that students in Juba campus were fighting while you look educated.Leave fighting to those who have no hope in future.Use your mouth if you are clever and educated than harming you own fellow brother.Lets try to forget what happened in past between tribes.We are new generation with new things.Lets forget about tribes and become one.

  • 28 March 2012 17:19, by Ya Habibee

    Equatoria referendum 2012
    Republic of Equatoria oyeeee!!
    I told u guys. Separation is not a bad idea. If it were,we wouldnot have voted fro separation from Sudan. We can not live with these monkeys any more.

    Shame always comes from Dinka/Nuer.

    Republic of Equatoria oyeeee!!

    Ya habibee
    From the Moon.

    • 28 March 2012 18:11, by viper

      Ya Habibee, Do you know how many years and lives it took for us to have a referendum? South Sudan referendum is going to be the last referendum if you do dream of Referendum

    • 28 March 2012 20:10, by Ruach

      Ya Habi
      What involved Nuer in your stupid against Dinka at JU?Don’t generalize all pple here my friend,we couldn’t watch u finishing our cousin sons infront of us,but u were not able to fight them.Let pray that it will not happen again as it is against dev’ts.You have no rite to call your own country that will be poor with no oils...Bia lac

    • 28 March 2012 20:21, by Anynya One

      If you don’t believe what Habebe is talking about, then you must be from Dinka or Nuer. Matter of fact, Equatoria don’t give a rat!!! You must stop your habit of fighting any Equatorians now or just face the heat that will be hapening within this tribes. Fighting is not tolarated in Equatoria period. Equatoria Oyee! hahahaha No joke this time fools!

    • 28 March 2012 23:02, by Northern Sudanese

      Ya habibee

      100% support for the new republic of Equatoria!!!!!!! even though we have been enemies for a long time and you also may not need support........but we still support the new republic of Equatoria :) !!!!!!!!!!!

      Republic of Equatoria oyeeee!!


      • 28 March 2012 23:20, by Emporio

        northern sudanese
        you still have the mentality of recruiting your former agent equatorian,you support empty mind and hash dreams,you wish to split south sudan but will never happens,you should be worry about darfour is going to break a way soon,instead running fter south,

  • 28 March 2012 22:26, by Emporio

    To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they will fight over words, fancies, or women, or they will fight because they dislike each other’s looks, or because they have met walking in opposite directions,jealousy of equatorian always will be there and they will not feel comfort among libertarians

  • 30 March 2012 04:58, by Odingo

    Cowardic Dinka
    It is a big mistake for allowing idiot Dinka to enroll in Juba University. Many Dinka students enrolled in the University of Juba by force because of free foods in the University.Greater Equateria studentsand United Nuer Kingdom students, are very good students unlike those Dinka students. Folk, you can not expect university run smoothly when these foods lover Dinka are in school

    • 30 March 2012 05:38, by Emporio


      Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots,why you need to prove yourself to dinka if you are confident your word represent your tribe i can tell where you come from,can you tell me one single good thing you guys done,blaming dinka for everythings and fuelling the tribal hatred it will take you no where ,better learn from wise dinka

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