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S. Sudan army says associates of ex-army chief fled to Sudan


January 1, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) admitted on Monday that associates of General Paul Malong Awan, the former army staff of staff fled the country to neigbouring Sudan.

Former South Sudan army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan speaks at the presidential palace in Juba, November 16, 2017 (ST)

Lieutenant General Santino Deng Wol, commander of the ground forces told Sudan Tribune that the former Aweil North county commissioner and his Madhol county counterpart fled the country.

The two former officials, according to the army officer, were still in active list in the army with ranks of colonel and lieutenant colonels.

“It is true we have received a report from local people that former Madhol county commissioner Manut Yel Lual and former Aweil North county commissioner Kuol Athuai Hal, are not in the area. We are told they fled the country to an area called Merrem in Sudan,” said Wol.

He added, “We don’t know the reason. The local authorities are investigating the cause”.

The official did not, however, hint on what the army would do to assure the deserted officers of their safety.

In November last year, a South Sudanese military commander said he had defected with more than 200 soldiers to the country’s largest rebel group, amid a showdown between President Salva Kiir and the country’s former military chief of general staff.

Lt. Col. Chan Garang, an ally of Awan, said he defected to fight President Kiir’s regime.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than two million displaced in South Sudan’s worst violence since the young nation seceded from Sudan in July 2011.


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  • 2 January 2018 10:30, by Lenin Bull

    Some war mongers some with criminal records want to cause chaos using the name of King Paul. But let them know that King Paul is not interested mindless destruction of civilians lives and properties. War is not good. King Paul and President Salva Kiir know that too well. These criminals in between will be ashamed of what they are doing and they will return in shame.

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  • 2 January 2018 10:34, by Lenin Bull

    The shortest and easiest way to destroy King Paul is to stupidly force him to rebel against his own people and country like Riek, Lam, and Olony and that will have destroyed his good reputation and future leadership prospect. I love King Paul but I don’t like what these young military officers/loyalists are doing.BETRAYAL!!

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  • 2 January 2018 10:45, by Lenin Bull

    Sudan is not interested in King Paul for his stand towards mile 14 or Kiir Kou, neither is damned SPLM-IO happy for King Paul’s role in crashing them militarily. These goons trying rebellion in Paul’s name think twice. you will regret for the rest of life if you don’tr stop mindless practice as earlier as today. Leave it to people suffering from neurosis and who are well known to us.

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    • 2 January 2018 12:59, by Malakal county Simon

      And you still called him King Paul?? The gogrial just out smart the foolish majority of Malual... it’s up to Queen Paul to decide either to live humiliated, or die like a real King?? The ball is in his hand, and he have to decide!!!

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      • 2 January 2018 13:37, by Majesty

        Malakal County Simon,
        I agreed with you. Malong had his chance numerous times including July 16, 2016 at J1 where he should have confined Kiir. Same fad (trend) awaited many other "foolish majority" Aweilians.

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    • 2 January 2018 13:13, by Majesty

      Lenin Bull,
      It’s fact Government agents are either killing, jailing, demoting or harassing anyone seemed close to Malong. So it must true someone (s) must be running for his own life. Last month saw two associates unnecessary killed.

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      • 2 January 2018 17:42, by Kuch

        If you believe this piece of trash from SUDAN TRIBUNE, then you fellows might be pretty naive indeed. SUDAN TRIBUNE & RADIO TAMAZUJ are foreign online tabloids with their own sinister against South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. they don’t even have real reporters inside South Sudan except some South Sudanese who are might need some quick dollars from foreign agents>>>

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        • 2 January 2018 17:49, by Kuch

          and these days, SUDAN TRIBUNE & RADIO TAMAZUJ are financed by Saudi Arabia, but their stories are crafted by the CIA, M16 & other foreign interested agents that want to make South Sudan as unstable as possible----and this is precisely to drive to their regime change business home. But anyway, many South Sudanese are so ignorant, even even you tell them a million times that over 90% stories>>>

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          • 2 January 2018 17:56, by Kuch

            that are always posted by SUDAN TRIBUNE are nothing but pure propaganda or fake news. It is a known fact by people in the know that the CIA and other foreign agents have been pressuring & bribing some journalists around the world to write articles on countries that their corporate America & Europe would want a regime change in, purposely to alter the public mood against that regime. Have a look>>>

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            • 2 January 2018 18:04, by Kuch

              on this link fellows:http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/10/leading-german-journalist-admits-cia-bribed-leaders-western-press.html
              Even here in our own region, some journalists in Kenya are always bribed by the same CIA or M16 to write their propaganda on South Sudan & the South Sudanese>>>

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              • 2 January 2018 18:12, by Kuch

                And here are a few of some of these CIA, M16 & other foreign agents with interests of regime change in our country:http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/917544657?-21266:8599:0
                You can read in between the lines on those examples above fellows>>>

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                • 2 January 2018 18:23, by Kuch

                  Can l ask you fellows this simple question, where do these foreign online trolls & propagandists often get Gabriel Lam Paul fellow from? Nowhere, to be honest. These foreign online tabloids & propaganda machines are the ones that make up their stories & falsely put words on other people’s mouths. And these foreign online tabloids often get away with libels since they are not South Sudan>>>

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                  • 2 January 2018 18:31, by Kuch

                    Why would Paul Malong Awan associate would ever contemplate on running to North Sudan of all countries? Can someone verify to us this story that was posted by SUDAN TRIBUNE last year that:http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article63870
                    As far as l am concerned, the story above was made up by SUDAN TRIBUNE, but some gullible South Sudanese believed that piece of trash at face value>>>

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                    • 2 January 2018 18:37, by Kuch

                      My fellow South Sudanese country men/women, often your damn eyes & brains, our enemies are working day & night for the destruction of our country. Remember fellows, our country is being Geo-politically chess game played around by our enemies just like they did during their then so-called cold war with the countries like DRC, ethiopia, Angola, Mozambique, Cuba, some South American countries>>>

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                      • 2 January 2018 18:45, by Kuch

                        Some Middle Eastern, Asians & the then Eastern European countries. But what is being football played around here in our country & against our people is no longer a cold war, but a war. It is not different from what is being done again in Congo, Burundi, Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine----a proxy hot war to be precise>>>>

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                        • 2 January 2018 18:52, by Kuch

                          And this is because our country’s has resources, Nile waters, land & to Geo-politically fight China by proxy. But the US, the UK & their allies are wasting their times & our times to be honest. The US companies were given the first priority to come & invest in our country right after our country’s independence. When Mr. Salva Kiir took almost his then entire cabinet ministers to Washington to go>>

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                          • 2 January 2018 18:58, by Kuch

                            & solicit the US investors to come & invest in our country. But the US investors refused, citing lack of infrastructures in our country to come & invest in them. But when Salva Kiir asked the Chinese companies to come & invest in our country. The Chinese agreed & when the US criminals hears that South Sudan & the South Sudanese people are going to trade with the Chinese, they were enraged & wanted

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        • 3 January 2018 02:24, by Majesty


          You have mental disorder, paranoia ... keep going with your chorus...UN, UK, US, ....

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          • 3 January 2018 03:36, by Kuch

            You are the bunch of idiots who have mental disorder. I keep informing you fools that your "Radio Tamazuj & Sudan Tribune" are not the best tabloids to get the accurate news information from. But you idiots seem to be so deaf to heed the warning. Why don’t you idiot always first asks Paul Malongdit & some of reputable Aweil/Malual Giernyang community leaders & they will always inform you>

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            • 3 January 2018 03:48, by Kuch

              >>>idiot of what is exactly happening on the ground since you idiot is in the your damn US. Just because your Mr. Mayen was allegedly killed by some of your so-called unknown gunmen while he was allegedly going to Paul Malongdit place doesn’t mean he was killed by Mr. Salva Kiir. Mr. Majesty, watch out chap. You have been posting rubbishes all along on this web site about the Bor Dinka>>>

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              • 3 January 2018 04:17, by Kuch

                and Salva Kiir Twic community have a conspiracy against Aweil Dinka. Mr. Majesty, you have been informed to first of all *fact check* the information that you find on SUDAN TRIBUNE & RADIO TAMAZUJ before you blame your Bor Dinka & Twic Mayardit Dinka. Mr. Majesty, I am the one who helped bombed Mr. Riek Machar so-called white army out my home town of Bor in 2014 when the criminals captured>>>

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                • 3 January 2018 04:47, by Kuch

                  Bor & raise their damn Ngundaeng Bong flag & name my home town Ngundeng town. I will be damned if Mr. Riek Machar will ever again try their rubbish again in Bor, Balliet, Akoba, Malakal & other countries that don’t belong to the criminals. By the way, Mr. Majesty----the only Dinka community that cowered from letting the so-called white army into Bortown were our so-called Twice East community>>>

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    • 2 January 2018 13:52, by jubaone

      Lenin Fool,
      Malong is perhaps king 👑 of jienge Aweil but a wayward fugitive for Equatorians and nonjienges. Infact, his associates have no reason to run 🏃 away unless they are opposition or criminals.

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  • 2 January 2018 11:03, by James Bol Bol

    My dear southern sudanese , it is good to support peace and development than to support someone/something that will cause harm to the nation .
    We the southern sudanese we are tried of war, we only need peace and love.
    Would not you believe that if we ask God wholeheartedly about peace in our country god will answer us positively?
    My heart fell when i heard a south sudanese citizens defect from the government and go to forest or neighbouring country .

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  • 2 January 2018 12:15, by Sunday Junup

    Every one will run a way from that rotten regime but the problem remain that Dinka always uses Kongkoy meaning they will never fight rotten regime in Juba

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  • 2 January 2018 12:16, by Sunday Junup

    Every one will run a way from that rotten regime but the problem remain that Dinka always uses Kongkoy meaning they will never fight rotten regime in Juba

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  • 2 January 2018 12:47, by Eastern

    Good riddance! Manut Yel Lual will meet in the Sudan Sudanese traders he OVER TAXED at Warawar border market. They say what goes around comes around. THAT IS THE PAIN OF PLAYING SHYLOCK!

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    • 2 January 2018 14:05, by South South


      These are individuals, we should not waste time talking about them. Peace is coming in 2018.

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      • 2 January 2018 17:27, by Eastern

        South South,

        Right. The problems of South Sudan are due to INDIVIDUALS not agreeing to work together for a stable country. Don’t dismiss the associates of Malong as mare individuals.

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  • 2 January 2018 21:43, by Habibi

    more charcoal negro south sudanese coming north.... stay in your own paradise (hell) called south sudan. Life in Somalia is much better than South Sudan lmfao

    you fuckers so dan ugly wtf

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