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Juba protestors speak out against demilitarised zone deal with Khartoum


October 15, 2012 (JUBA) – A large crowd of civil right activists and residents of South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state on Monday staged a peaceful procession in Juba, waving placards and banners demanding the “immediate removal” of the 14 mile area from the Safe Demilitarized Buffer Zone (SDBZ) and from the next round of talks, as they see it as an encroachment upon their land.

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Deputy speaker Daniel Awet Akot speaking to demonstrators, Juba, October 15, 2012 (ST)

Protesters were also joined by community activists and a group of demonstrators from Unity state, calling on the government to treat the disputed Heglig region as one of the claimed areas during further negotiations. They also called for representation from their community in future negotiations, which are scheduled to take place in September, after Juba and Khartoum have ratified the agreements.

Protests were broken up by police using live rounds in Juba on Monday.

Heglig, otherwise known as Panthou by many South Sudanese, is an area which South Sudan claims is part of Warrap state and its northern neighbour claims is part of South Kordofan. Its oil field was captured by the South Sudan army (SPLA) in 2012, which then retreated after a 10-day battle with Khartoum’s forces (SAF).

Juba and Khartoum were brought back from the brink of all-out military conflict with a series of peace negotiations culminating in the signing of agreements in September, covering a wide range of issues. However, the fate of Heglig remains undecided and Khartoum rejected Juba’s proposal to accept the mediator’s Abyei proposal.

The AUHIP proposal calls to organise a referendum in Abyei with the participation of the few Misseriya residing there Khartoum rejected the proposition and reiterated its support to a previous proposal the mediation made in 2010 suggesting to divide the area between the two parties.

Sudan has objected to the inclusion in the map of a strip of land on South Sudan’s side of the temporary administrative line for the SDBZ. This territory, approximately 14 miles in width, is one of the disputed areas along the Sudan-South Sudan border; south of the Bahr el-Arab river and west of Abyei. It was previously known as the Munroe-Wheatley area.

South Sudan parliament on Monday received a briefing from president Salva Kiir who called on the house to approve the deal, explaining that endorsement of the deal was the reason for which the government cut short recess of the members of the assembly in their constituencies, because “the agreement needs to be ratified so that negotiators goes back to resume discussions on the other remaining issues with the government of Sudan.”

Acuil Dut, a native of Northern Bahr el Ghazal residing in Juba told Sudan Tribune on Monday at a demonstration outside parliament that, "I can’t contain my feelings anymore. I was not expecting our government to give out our land just like that because of oil. This is no longer acceptable. We will not accept it.. He described how the events reminded him of his childhood, fleeing his home from Khartoum-backed militiamen men.

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Demonstrators marching towards parliament, Juba, October 15, 2012 (ST)

Hundreds of demonstrators assembled to present petitions, detailing their grievances, to deputy speaker, Daniel Awet.

Former Aweil North county commissioner, Deng Thiep Akok, said the demonstrators went out to peacefully share their dissatisfaction with the government about their observations on the security arrangements and to send a clear message that the agreement is "unpopular".

Akok disputed claims that the agreement has not been understood and the assertion from governmental officials in Juba that the protests were orchestrated by members of the governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in Northern Bahr el Ghazal in order to satisfy their own political interests.

On 5 October Juba announced it had formed a high-level committee to conduct an education programme detailing the border and oil issue deal signed with Sudan on 27 September, targeting government officials as well as the civil population.

Akok called on the members of parliament from the border states to not endorse the security arrangements, particularly article three, which establishes and operationalises the buffer zone.

Michael Makuei Lueth, minister of parliamentary affairs, who also chairs South Sudan’s border committee, said in a statement on Monday that the agreement has been misunderstood but that will not stop them from continuing with negotiations.

Lueth also said those opposed to the agreement are “a minority and they do not read the agreement or understand it [...] when we signed the CPA [Comprehensive Peace Agreement] in 2005 there were small groups who opposed it, but in the end they celebrated with us when we voted for independence".

James Wani Igga, speaker of the house, also argued that the buffer zone was temporary and would allow the deployment of the joint border monitoring mission in the area in a speech in the house on Monday.

“I think this point has to be crystal clear and properly underlined to leave no cloud or doubt and uncalled for speculations. This is not South Sudan alone. It includes some parts of Sudan at the border and at the border claimed or contested areas. It is not South Sudan alone,” said Igga.

“Our people must rest assured that their government together with parliament and the SPLM will never and never give away an inch of the territory of South Sudan,” Igga reasserted.

Despite widespread opposition to aspects of the Juba-Khartoum agreements, it was officially endorsed by the four Greater Bahr el Ghazal states earlier this month.


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  • 16 October 2012 09:20, by zulu

    The security deal meant to anihilate the Nuba people. It was not meanat to usher peaceful coexistence between the two sudans since the main conflict has been the lack of political will to settle all outstanding issues in the post CPA period.

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    • 16 October 2012 09:55, by Dinkawarrior

      Awet, Makuei, Wani, Kiir, and the rests of you Corrupted Goverment! We get tied of you for lying every day, we do really see and understand who is Kiir-Mayac-diit? He must answer all the questions including the so called the List of 75 Thieves. Otherwise you Mr. Cowboy and your backwarded Vice President Dr. Riek-macieth must face the consequences!! So many mixed messages!!!

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      • 16 October 2012 11:41, by Paul Chadrack

        The useless people of northern bhar el gazel should put in mind that money which was looted by them through Athur Akuien Chol and Kuol Athian Mawien were from oil, which they are trying to sabotages, another reason for protest is fear of competition from northern traders because the current market is now control by this ugly guys.

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        • 16 October 2012 22:47, by deng

          Paul Chadrack,
          What are you bitching around here. That idiots of yours from Awan is the worst President’s in the history SPLM/SPLA movement who like to wave white flag everytime Bashir want brought him to his knees. Even with both Awans combined we the Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal will still fuck you suckers.You been talking stupid called Northern Bahr-El-Ghazal "unless" got damn moron!

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    • 16 October 2012 09:55, by Dinkawarrior

      Awet, Makuei, Wani, Kiir, and the rests of you Corrupted Goverment! We get tied of you for lying every day, we do really see and understand who is Kiir-Mayac-diit? He must answer all the questions including the so called the List of 75 Thieves. Otherwise you Mr. Cowboy and your backwarded Vice President Dr. Riek-macieth must face the consequences!! So many mixed messages!!!

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      • 16 October 2012 14:38, by jubaone

        In a desperate attempt to have oil cash again flowing, after wasting over $5 billion, these pathetic SPLM (Senseless People Lacking Morals) have sold the South out to the Jellabas. Dr. Garang had once said, he fears the day, when some Junubin will sell the South for a bottle of tusker. It is now happening. The sooner we boot them out the better. Bad times ahead for South Sudan, sadly.

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  • 16 October 2012 09:47, by sudan african

    You got that right Mr. Zulu.

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  • 16 October 2012 09:55, by Ahmado

    what can you do, protestors 14 miles,Abyei and Helglig will go to North because of your poor history,you dinkas and Nuers you lack spirit of nationalism,indeed was only Ali Gbatala fire the first bullets on Arabs since 1955 untill he died in 1997 he did greet any Arabs that is spirit of identity but Dinka and Nuer fire bullets on Arabs and tomorrow they stay,eat and laugh together with arabs.

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    • 16 October 2012 10:20, by Ahmado

      Garang could have not died if he fight for seperation of south but he fought for unity of sudan does why arab plan him to death because you fire bullet on them and you want to stay together with them, they will not leave you alive.

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      • 16 October 2012 10:35, by Ahmado

        Issue of Abyei is clear under way to be solve but 14 miles and Helglig what happen to SPLA/M to leave these areas to go north. because we are lacking patiotic south sudanese leadership.reason for 14 miles them SPLM include 14 miles in disput areas is that Khartoum has to accept their oil to flow to north this is only reason.14 miles isn’t contested areas i wonder why was included?

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      • 16 October 2012 11:17, by Ahmado

        Issue of Abyei is clear under way to be solve but 14 miles and Helglig what happen to SPLA/M to leave these areas to go north. because we are lacking patiotic south sudanese leadership.reason for 14 miles them SPLM include 14 miles in disput areas is that Khartoum has to accept their oil to flow to north this is only reason.14 miles isn’t contested areas i wonder why was included?

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    • 16 October 2012 10:26, by Dinkawarrior

      The Name (Ali) itself befor Gbatala tell us everything? Go a head and decieve yourselves but you Equatoria people are the ones who are going to bring back Islamic! Look, how many mosques are there in Juba alone? Without Dinka and Nuer, there would be no South Sudan! Shame on Ahmando!!!!!!!!

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      • 16 October 2012 10:43, by Dinkawarrior

        Shut up and blame your uncle Joseph Lagu who sold South Sudan for only ONE PUSSY!!!
        Compared to what we did for the last Two-Decades and the times of your uncles! Shame on you!!

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        • 16 October 2012 11:45, by Ahmado

          Dinkawarrior of food?
          you have to learn more about the Equatoria uncle lagu isn’t patriotic Equateria (2)lagu wasn’t fire any his bullets on Arabs lagu was sent by Nimery to go and join his brothers in the bush and Nimery remain in Khartoum to overthrow the government of Abud,1969.do you know reason why Lagu signed agreement of 1972, because Lagu and Abel Ale they were friends to Nimery and they

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          • 16 October 2012 11:55, by Ahmado

            given big position in Nimery government and we as Equatoria following the GGBATALA spirit untill day we are not respect Lagu song saying kabasu Luga ma mara isam tow Amuna and sang by patriotic Equatoria nationalism you food lovers giving land to Arabs for free death to Dinkawarrior of food.

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            • 16 October 2012 13:09, by Dinkawarrior

              Ahmando or Amok-du!
              We only buy women with Cows not with Land like what you did and the rest of your uncles? You better be respecpful to your masters-Dinkas!

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      • 16 October 2012 13:00, by Ruach

        Dinka CIETH:You are really mixing up your mind!You hate Nuer and Equatorians and then talk of Nuer that you did good things together.Fuck off your mouth away from Nuer!We didn’t do anything together!South Sudan was achieved through Dinka according to your claims

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        • 16 October 2012 13:21, by Dinkawarrior

          Ruach or Gatmieth-motherfucker?
          I never said all Nuer are bad! If you careful follow my comment, I some times say 15% of Nuer out of 100% are capable of represent and defense Nuer! Majority of you have been messed up by one greedy man and the majority are depend on food rather than dignitified their community! You better shut your nasty mouth!!!

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      • 16 October 2012 14:45, by jubaone

        Dinkawarrior is nothing but "Aryanjenge". Today all jenges have converged in Juba leaving their homesteads empty. They have no food, kill themselves wantonly, unable to stay on their own and idly sit under shop verandas in Juba. They just cant do anything with the billions of stolen money. Worthless beings!!!Now it is Equatorians giving them some "dignified" living. Oh God that sucks

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  • 16 October 2012 10:38, by James Maker Akok

    African Union talk is a way our South Sudan Government Leaders go to spent money for nothing up to they came out with agreement making South Sudanese people vomiting out. We know North Sudan Government will never never agreement through peaceful talk on Map Border Demarcation Line.
    The Map solution is to go for International Court that is a solution.
    Is don’t sleep well of this South Sudan problem

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  • 16 October 2012 10:50, by James Maker Akok

    Contact me to see the Original Map Border Line of South Sudan and North Sudan if you have not yet get it.

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  • 16 October 2012 10:56, by Monyjang

    yes makuei we are minority,you just poop in your mouth instead of your anus,you dinka bor never defeat murle and they are small community.so northern bahr el ghazal is not like your community who leave their land to nuer lou.no refugee camp at this time.you claim that,you are good fighters while your land was been occupy by nuer.

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    • 16 October 2012 11:11, by Dinkawarrior

      Stupid Monyjang!
      Maraham Acin te liu yen thin monyjang da ke rir aci oo jal yok! No Maraham in Bor, in Aliap, in Agar, and in Many places where so many Monyjang live. You’re asshole refugee boy who been chased away by Maraham, you returned back to South Sudan conditionally. Just to steal publice funds, shame on you cowardic Malual cinic yiith!

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      • 16 October 2012 11:42, by James Maker Akok

        Hello Dinkawarrior as fake name, don’t include every Tribe in your dirty talk with Monyjang.

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        • 16 October 2012 12:33, by michael coma

          Who are you to open your rotten mouth here against Michael Makuei you lizard eater?Moor ateption jana anguech.With out Bor to lead the movement at that time do you think that spla can suced when there are some communities turned against movement because of food and leadership greediness.We have given you leadership so that you can eat without grabbing children’s food again.

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      • 16 October 2012 17:39, by Monyjang

        dinkawarrir or son of bitch dinka bor,did bouth anyaar leave their home to maraham and run to the refugee? you didn,t metion it? we fought for that land sincs your fucken uncle garang fucken mabior said aweil is domnhom.there is no tribe call marham in sudan or south sudan.this is the group of arab been organised by sudan governmnet to take over ourland but it didin,t happen. we defeat them.

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      • 16 October 2012 17:43, by Monyjang

        we are not like you dinka bor who been push out on their home by nuer lou.tell me why you dinka bor are mojority in the refugee camp?

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    • 16 October 2012 12:23, by michael coma

      You are the most stupid man in this world.Look here mother fucker,you don’t have right to insulted Bor community who helped you during struggling time when you grabbed food from children in Bor and too much begging in you guys mixed with greediness.We know you idiot who can not manage to fight when your stomach is empty.

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    • 16 October 2012 13:11, by Ruach

      Monyjang:Yes Ngom liel Bor Dinka(Yes guac thar Dinka Bor).They are the most stupid apes in the world with limited opportunities after fetching curses from Ngundeng the Great prophet at the times!They have red and rotten teeth different from other Jieng!They foolish and coward unlike the mighty Malualjier-Nyang!Deaths to Bor!

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      • 16 October 2012 13:47, by Dinkawarrior

        Ruach or Gatmieth!
        Your dead uncle Uncle Ngundeng was a liar, he was Satan agent and that was a reason why he turned to be Gatluak Manguel or Panguel! Your lied uncle had never been a Prophet but a Profit of Nuer who are begging there in U.K like the so RUACH! Shame on you and your uncle Gatluak Manguel!

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        • 16 October 2012 15:56, by Ruach

          Dinka CIETH:Gatluak Panguel is your uncle from Malualaguong-Beer in Lake State.He was given that name as we wanted him to stop his carnivalisms at the times.Guac amok!Amokdu!Shame on you son of coward and foolish parents!

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          • 16 October 2012 22:33, by Dinkawarrior

            Don’t just picks it up and go with it!!?? That’s the nicknamed to your blinded. Dr. Riek Ma-cieth, because he nothing to us! Rather than murdering our people and stealing public funds? If you were a Educated man you should’ve known the word plagiarism is????

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      • 16 October 2012 17:16, by Monyjang

        Ruach,you right where is dinka bor nothing good at all.look at jonglei state now is mess up state because of them.

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    • 16 October 2012 14:02, by Force 1

      Monyjang, your mile 14 land is just given away to Arabs by president because he says he don’t want to fight. So, why are you the fighters holding up in Juba instead of going to fight and get your land back from Arabs? Mile 14 is not a land of coward Dinka Bor; why is the land of the fearless taken by force before your eyes?

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      • 16 October 2012 19:17, by Peacocktail

        The issue of 14 Miles shall be deals with seriously,Dr.Garang did his CPA part, now it is upto Southerners to let the South Sudan land being taken including Abyei and Panthou by Arab. The current leaders shall be held responsible and bear the "CURSE of theirs descendants/children", Never mind about Dinka issues, internal matters and shall deals diplomatically.

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      • 17 October 2012 03:01, by Kenyang

        You people are forcing others to your level. Who told you Mile 14 is taken by force by Arabs and demanding liberation? Malwal Dinka are known wariors and have been defending this area and surrounding areas since 1700s from Arabs. They’ll continue to do so, just tell individuals such as Makuei Lueth to stay out of it.....

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  • 16 October 2012 11:06, by william

    The AU mediator is bought by Khartoum, so all these deal have to be dishounored ultimately. Why because CPA has stipulated everything and they were not implemented. Besides that International court of Abitration had ruled on Abyei still he is calling renogitiating on it.These show him and UNSC were bouht simultenously. let leave us alone if they are defeated by terrorist in Khartuom.

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  • 16 October 2012 11:52, by Jalaby

    They said all that nonsense because of Marisa!
    Those people are so funny and nice to chat with after drinking "Marisa" LOL LOL
    Ridiculously, people from Unity state asked for including Heglig in the next round of negotiation with Sudan, hahaha, What a joke?!

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    • 16 October 2012 12:01, by Jalaby

      You drunk people, just tell me if Heglig is yours why you didn’t ask Sudan to share its oil with you as 50/50 the same way it happened in Unity oil (Bentiu) and Upper Nile oil (Adariel)?! why allowed Sudan to take all Heglig oil since Nivasha was signed in 2005 and you kept silent and never open you mouth claiming it all this time?!

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      • 16 October 2012 12:18, by James Maker Akok

        Lol, Jalaby, is not those times South Sudanese people for you North Sudan to do anything you like, is different time now for we South Sudanese people to talk for our rights. South Sudanese people are open brain now.

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        • 16 October 2012 12:26, by James Maker Akok

          Lol, Jalaby, is not those times South Sudanese people keep close mouths for you North Sudan to do anything you like, is different time now for we South Sudanese people to talk for our rights. South Sudanese people are open brain now.

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      • 16 October 2012 13:26, by Jalaby

        How come you change Heglig name to Pantalon or may be Serwal name just over night?
        Tell me drunk people, why UNSC council condemned you and threatened your country of sanction if not pull out your useless militia from there?
        Ridiculously those people are drunk by "Marisa" and not by the supper "Aragy" what type of those people who got drunk by just "Marisa"?!

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        • 16 October 2012 14:29, by James Maker Akok

          Jalaby, contact me to see the Original Map Border Line between South Sudan and North Sudan for you to close your mouth.

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          • 16 October 2012 14:32, by James Maker Akok


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        • 16 October 2012 15:30, by Peacocktail

          the reason why UNSC condemn SPLA was that SPLA capability of taking Khartuom wthin 48 Hrs of Operation and that would mark the end of NCP, UNSC wonder who shall take North Sudan Government if SPLA take control of Khartuom? They condemn it immediately due to cries from Daffa Allah at UN NOT beoz of Panthou being to North Sudan, it is South Sudan Land but matter of Oil, who are the inhabita

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      • 16 October 2012 15:46, by Ruach

        Gaays:We couldn’t get 50:50 share as you were greedy/thieves till now.Heglig is ours!

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    • 16 October 2012 12:45, by Dinkawarrior

      Shut up Mr. Jalaby!
      Who told you we are drunkards? Just wait for this coming Thursday, we are gonna castrated more Jalabs. Those who usually come to drink "Marisa" here in Juba! I believed that is one of the reasons why you’re fighting for the so called Four Freedom Agreements(FFA)??

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  • 16 October 2012 12:18, by 4Justice

    Salva Kiir is a gift from "Allah" to the islamist. This weak and frail man will flush South Sudan down the drain.

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    • 16 October 2012 12:30, by 4Justice

      I noticed something odd about Pagan in Ethiopia just minutes before the signing away of South Sudan to the Islamist. I saw him walking around the hall shaking hands with every person in the hall, he looked almost like a mind controlled zombi. Folks something is going on, I have a feeling we have been betrayed by the enemy.

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      • 16 October 2012 18:51, by Peacocktail

        4 Justice,
        the Parliament sign it, they will make sure that the deals is at deadlock and SPLA will not accept the withdrawal of troops around Kiir becoz is very premature agreement. for those who think Makuei is behind president agreement are having naive argument.

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        • 16 October 2012 21:16, by James Maker Akok

          This is dirty Leadership. Is better for them to let them join Khartuom Government is not good to for them to give away their Lands people because of pockets money. They will see what will happen if South Sudanese people don’t give up in their places.

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  • 16 October 2012 22:29, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    People keep shouting for nothing and they don’t even know that Salva Kiir Miyardit is a "dead leader." How come that he gave 14 miles to Khartoum if he was really a leaeder for the South Sudan? Shame on Salva Kiir himself. A dead person is better than Salva Kiir.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam

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  • 17 October 2012 00:01, by James Maker Akok

    We need people to start campaign now to see who is going to be our next good President who listen our problems and solve them like the ways people need them to be solve.

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  • 17 October 2012 00:16, by James Maker Akok

    We don’t have any conflict with President Kiir, our problems with him we need him to listen us. President Kiir will sit down and let Somebody else go to lead us if President Kiir think he too cleaver then us for him to not listening us.

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  • 17 October 2012 02:26, by Mayar

    maybe the whole southern sudanese people where wrong at the first place for choose a wrong people to go and negotiate. to be a negotiater, you need to have experience on it, exactly like what Garang did during CPA. maybe next time you will learn from your mistake or there will be no next time.

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  • 17 October 2012 03:12, by James Maker Akok

    To every one who got a Map I sent to you, keep that Map in very safe place until a Map problem got solved through this Map. Leave those were been drawn in 20 century, this Map I sent the copies to you is for 19 century.

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