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S. Sudan armed opposition diplomat dies in Norway


April 22, 2018 (KAMPALA) - A senior South Sudanese armed opposition (SPLM-IO) diplomat has died, the group’s leader announced in a statement.

The late Daniel Wuor Joak (courtesy photo)

Daniel Wuor Joak, who represented the armed opposition movement in the Scandinavian countries died on Friday in Norway.

In a statement issued Saturday, the SPLM-IO chairman, Riek Machar, said the movement had lost a strong figure in its diplomatic wing.

“CDE Daniel Wuor Joak has been the SPLM/SPLA (IO) representative of Scandinavian Countries. He has been a staunch supporter of Self-determination and independent of the people of South Sudan. He successfully fought the diplomatic battle and popularized the cause of the people of South Sudan in Scandinavian. He is a veteran of the liberation and independence of South Sudan. He was also a strong mouthpiece in the current struggle for reforms and federalism in South Sudan,” partly reads Machar’s statement.

According to the rebel leader, the deceased had been battling with liver cancer for a longer period of time, prior to his untimely death.

Machar, in his statement, urged the family to be strong after Wuor’s death.

“CDE Daniel Wuor Joak leaves a big void in our diplomatic work. We mourn and grieve for this great loss. He shall be missed not only by his family but all of us. May God Rest his Soul in peace,” he stated.

Wour, according to Machar, will temporarily be buried in Norway as recommended by his family, until peace returns to South Sudan.

The deceased, who hailed from Nyangorah in Ulang county of South Sudan’s Sobat state, authored the book "The Rise and Fall of SPLM/SPLA Leadership".


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  • 22 April 2018 09:35, by Games

    My Condolences goes to Wuor Joak family and Ulang County Community. Your deaths is big lost and rests in Peace

    • 22 April 2018 12:50, by South South


      To the hell with your Condolences. You were laughing a few days ago when James Ajonga passed away. Yes, death is for everyone. Those IO leaders who are sick with cancer including Riek will die this year.

      • 22 April 2018 14:25, by Games

        South Shit
        Your Tribal Chief of Staff was intentionally killed by Salva Kiir’s agents as a part of getting rid of Aweil out within Dinka section. Meanwhile, our lovely son Wuor Joak died through a peace death

        • 22 April 2018 16:06, by South South

          Betrayers who live like dogs will died like dog. Shut up loser

      • 22 April 2018 14:36, by Puot Nyangore

        South South, you talk negatively with the dead of Daniel Wuor, he is the positive person that fought for the right of South Sudanese during struggle and currently fought with Salva Kiir that massacre innocent civilian in Juba, but he did not betray any one. For those guy that lost on side of Salva Kiir has betray South Sudanese by supporting blood sucker government that kill civilian day and night

  • 22 April 2018 11:48, by Sunday Junup

    My condolence to Family and relative of Daniel Wuor Joak. It is a big lost to all South Sudanese. RIP brother

    • 22 April 2018 12:03, by Malakal county Simon

      Am so shock to hear this untimely death.... Anyway, God takes and God give.... May his soul rest in peace!!!!

      • 22 April 2018 12:53, by South South

        Malakal county Simon,

        This year God will take only those who sick with cancer. Riek is leading that group.

        • 22 April 2018 13:38, by Malakal county Simon

          But you’re not God, so don’t like a fish without a water dumb dinka/slave

          • 22 April 2018 13:41, by Malakal county Simon

            But you’re not God, dumb Dinka/slave!!

          • 22 April 2018 14:09, by South South

            Oh, you know God now, really? Cancer is already dealing with Riek, so prepare big land for him to buried

    • 22 April 2018 12:52, by South South

      Sunday Junup,

      This is very good for South Sudan. Traitors and betrayers are dying from cancer one by one. Riek is next, watch out.

  • 22 April 2018 14:29, by Puot Nyangore

    My condolence message to every South Sudanese , SPLM-IO of Machar, Nuer communities , Eastern Jikany Communities, Gajiok communities , Chieng-Lang Communities , Dung Communities and Guandong or Nyangore community we have got a big lost because Daniel Wuor did things to us ; fought with Sudan government during liberation and currently with Salva Kiir. Let him rest in peace,& his legacy will exist.

  • 22 April 2018 14:54, by Bil bany

    my condolence message to the family, Nuer community as well as south Sudanese under people ,s movement (splm/a io) it,s big lost for us because Hon Daniel Wour is known for his overwhelming in it diplomatic way has representative of SPLM IO in Norway.
    RIP Honorable.
    SPLM/A IO Will never forgot your awesome.

  • 22 April 2018 15:38, by Theone


    Our differences are in politic no in family or God.

  • 22 April 2018 19:56, by Nairobimitot

    I am not a rebel, but I give my condolences to the friends of Family of IO. Death is a sin, but we all have no choice but to die one day because we have sinned against God and that is why the end is progressing very well in all corners. Death is not going to leave anybody behind; it is what it is.
    Do not let your emotions be disturbed. It is not right to say "you, or he the other side, will die tomorrow. Remember that death unifies all of us into one SPLM party unless you do not know the meaning of death. Aso, those leaders like Riek Machar will die last because he has killed millions of South Sudan. He will die at last because of those who kill many, always dead last. But all of us the people of South Sudan wish him a quick and untimely death so that we can celebrate and live in peace. I hope God hears my prayer, thank you all. Anybody who calls for the end of rebel leader will always be A GOOD FRIEND OF GOD because he has killed many children whom he had fooled by fighting a useless war to get back to his position of Vice President. It is not a sin to call God upon Riek Machar to die. Thank you all.

    • 23 April 2018 09:56, by Free at Last Viva!


      You are just a devil; death is an enemy. Those who wish death for a fellow human, are of Satan and of devil. You are not good for South Sudan. Your spirit is not good, and God cannot hear your prayers, they are of evil spirit.

  • 22 April 2018 22:04, by lino

    Rest In Peace Amb. Wipe Joak!!! You have done your part!

    Funny South Sudanese!!! Do you remember in 80’s and 90’s when the war is being fought against Khartoum Regimes?
    When an opposition leader died a board, his body is taken back home even if the place has to be Khartoum!
    Comrade late Yusuf Kuwa Mikki was buried in his home town Kawda and Gen. Fathi Ahmed Ali was buried in Khartoum!!!

    • 22 April 2018 22:08, by lino

      You government supporters are really ugly in your thoughts processes!!! I am expecting many politicians either governments or oppositions to died this year!!! People are tired of them as well as God!!!

    • 22 April 2018 22:09, by lino

      You government supporters are really ugly in your thoughts processes!!! I am expecting many politicians either governments or oppositions to died this year!!! People are tired of these them as well as God!!!

  • 23 April 2018 16:35, by Lenin Bull

    Go and rest in peace my brother Daniel Wuor Joak. Thank you for the book you have left behind. It will elucidate some of the fundamental issues facing our young nation. May you continue to help your country achieve peace through your prayers to God in heaven so that this mindless war stop once and for all. Our people are tired of endless series of wars since colonial days up to today!

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