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GPAA marks SPLA day with reconciliatory messages

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May 18, 2015(BOR) – The chief administrator of the Greater Pibor Area Administration (GPAA), David Yauyau has appealed to the army to unite together as one force in order to resolve problems.

Greater Pibor Administrator and head of SSDM/A Cobra faction David Yauyau seen in Juba on May, 20, 2014 (AFP)

Yauyau was speaking at the 32nd anniversary of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) marked every 16th May.

His remarks came amidst reports of growing tension within the former cobra faction, a year after signing a peace deal with government.

“The two sides will never trust one another. But one mistake was made during the integration process, each of the general from Yauyau side stayed along with his forces with parallel command. Their people are divided. There is the SPLA where [James] Kubrin is part of, and the Cobra factions [but] any slight differences between two soldiers from the two sides can cause the fight”, a source in the army said by phone from Pibor.

Meanwhile, a three month old baby was shot dead, despite warnings to soldiers not to fire any bullet during their celebrations.

Abraham Mayen, a nurse at Bor hospital, said the child’s body was taken to hospital a night in preparation for burial the next morning.

(ST)

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  • 20 May 2015 08:05, by Mayom County Boy

    Insulate and congratulate the chief of Greater Administration of Pibor Area Mr David Yau Yau for the way forward of reconciliation between two communities Dinka Bor and Murle of Greater Pibor Administration Area .



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