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SPLA-IO denies recruiting fighters from Uganda


September 4, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s armed opposition movement (SPLM-IO) has dismissed recent reports alleging they were luring youth in northern Uganda with cash promises to join the group.

Lam Paul Gabriel

"The Resident District Commissioner of Lamwo James Kidega has once again attacked the SPLA-IO through The Observer online media outlet on Sept. 1. He alleged that SPLA-IO is recruiting Ugandan youth into its ranks and files with promise of decent remuneration. This is a white lie aimed at tarnishing the image of the SPLA-IO," said Gabriel in a statement issued in Juba,” clarified Lam Paul Gabriel, the deputy military spokesman of the rebel movement.

The official said the armed opposition group does not recruit or operate abroad.

Earlier media reports claimed the SPLA-IO is integrating Ugandan officers in its ranks and have recruited 30 youth from Gulu, a district near the Lamwo-South Sudan border in Eastern Equatoria region.

Lam, in a statement, said SPLA-IO is already participating in implementing the transitional security arrangements with the Juba government and all its forces are in cantonment sites awaiting registration and screening.

Last week, the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), a report, said while some members of the warring parties visited refugee settlements to reunite with their families, others tended to target their political opponents.

The research, the organisation said, was conducted between 2018 and May 2019.

Speaking during the launch of the report in Kampala last week, IRRI’s executive director, Achieng Akena, said parties involved in the South Sudanese conflict should be held accountable for their actions.

The report, among others, recommended thorough investigations into recruitment and abuses against refugees by the warring factions to ensure that individuals involved are arrested and prosecuted.

It further recommended that the Ugandan government increases police presence in refugee settlements, support training on refugee and host community relations, and strengthen community policing.

There are an estimated 800,000 South Sudanese refugees in Ugandan camps.

South Sudan descended into civil war in mid-December 2013 and the ongoing conflict has created one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world.

In September 2018, South Sudan’s conflicting parties signed a final peace deal in Addis Ababa after negotiations brokered by the Sudanese government and mandated by regional nations.


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  • 5 September 2019 10:29, by Eastern


    Recruitment is not only taking place in Uganda but the Sudan, Ethiopia, DRC, Kenya, the dispora and EVEN RIGHT HERE IN JUBA......https://radiotamazuj.org/en/news/article/un-there-are-reports-of-recruitment-in-poc-for-opposition

    It’s foolish to expect EVERY South Sudanese to believe in the foolery cooked in Khartoum and to be served in Juba! Kiir must go....!

    • 5 September 2019 20:25, by jubaone

      Most of our youth are fucked up. They’re simply taking matters into their hands after IGAD and the kiirminal have not delivered the "feace". We urge all able Equatorian, Nuer and non-jienges to immediately register themselves at the nearest IO, NAS, SSNMC bases.

      • 5 September 2019 21:36, by Pakuai

        You fellows always claim to be highly intelligent, highly civilized or know how to make things done and are always quick to brand others, savages, least intelligent and with no civilization. But things are wide open to be proven. Many of you Barias are least educated in South Sudan, most ugliest and have no civilization whatsoever. Where do you fellows think>>>

        • 5 September 2019 21:41, by Pakuai

          got your civilization from in the middle of Equatorial jungle? Back to the topic Mr. jubaone, why would the countries of IGAD care about South Sudanese peace if South Sudanese people want to have peace in their own country. In fact, some countries in the IGAD countries are using some losers, traitors and thieves like Mr. Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom, Riek Machar and Lam Akol as their proxies,>>>

          • 5 September 2019 21:47, by Pakuai

            blackmails or bargaining chips over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people solely to achieve their own countries’ interests. As for Mr. Salva Kiir to bring peace to South Sudan, peace in the country is not a work of an individual, but a collective work of all South Sudanese people. Mr. jubaone, didn’t Mr. Salva Kiir and the South Sudanese people asked your loser, Mr. Thomas Cirillo to come>>>

            • 5 September 2019 21:52, by Pakuai

              back home and join South Sudanese people peace, but he is not heeding that honest call. But here you are blaming others about not bringing peace to South Sudanese people? Mr. jubaone, didn’t called yesterday that I am a madman? Everyone who follows you jubaone, the Rhino and other online trolls here on SUDAN TRIBUNE knows, you are not real South Sudanese but bunch of foreign creeps>>>

              • 5 September 2019 22:04, by Pakuai

                who like to disparage others when they differ with their childish blaming everything that goes wrong in South Sudan and the wider world on the Dinkas/Jenges. Mr. jubaone, the plain truth is, most you fellows are not good are poorly educated. Probably you may be the ones of those losers who have certificates from forth rate universities from Uganda, Kenya or Abesh (so-called ethiopia)>>>

                • 5 September 2019 22:25, by Pakuai

                  Mr. jubaone I think I posted on SUDAN TRIBUNE a year ago that during the ’united Sudan’ when examination results were ’announced on TVs or radios’, the news announcer was always on ’Khartoum, Central Sudan top students, and came to Upper Nile and Bhar El Gazelles top students and goes back to North Sudan until the news announcer finishes his/her announcement. There used not to be>>>

                  • 5 September 2019 22:33, by Pakuai

                    a single top student from greater Equatoria region. Juba commercial top students from only feature after the 1972 peace agreement, but many of those top student from jubaone comercials were the Dinkas/Jenges, Nuers, Shilluks and others. I am not insinuating that the whole greater Equatoria region students were least intelligent. Students from greater Equatoria region wanted to be part of East>>>

                    • 5 September 2019 22:48, by Pakuai

                      Africa Uganda or Kenya English pattern. But the greater Upper Nile and Bhar El Gazelles used to insist on mother tongues/Dialects (Dinkas, Nuers, Shilluks, Anyuaks, Jurchols (Luos), Maban, Burun and others) and Arabic in ’primary schools and Arabic English’ in primary schools in colleges and universities. There was an English archdeacon, Mr. Archibald Shaw here in Bor,>>>

                      • 5 September 2019 22:59, by Pakuai

                        he used to be taunted that to go back home, that the Dinkas/Jiengs cannot be lectured by a nobody from England. He even "stripped naked and went to Dinkas/Jiengs cattle camps and local courts". Mr. Archibald Shaw learnt the Dinka/Jieng Bor dialect than even some Dinkas/Jiengs themselves. Mr. Archibald Shaw told the Dinkas/Jiengs to take their boys/girls to schools, he told to f-ck off.>>>

                        • 5 September 2019 23:11, by Pakuai

                          Back to England, and that "Dinkas/Muonjiengs of Pharaohs" to be lectured by a nobody. The Chiefs/and elders eventually agreed with Mr. Archibald Shaw and build ’Malek school’ on the Eastern Bank of the Nile, a few kilometers away from Bor town. The Dinkas/Chiefs insisted the babies cannot live on food or stew without their cattle milk. Mr. Archibald Shaw promised promised the Dinkas/Jieng elders>

                          • 5 September 2019 23:22, by Pakuai

                            that their children would properly look after. The Dinkas/Jiengs used to take their ’children to Malek school’ with their cattle and when their cattle ’run out of milk’ Mr. Archibald Shaw himself went to ’cattle camp and take another milk producing cow’. Mr. Archibald Shaw used to pay the Dinkas/Jiengs with ’cattle keepers’ with cows, the people who used to look after Dinka/Jieng babies>>>

                            • 5 September 2019 23:35, by Pakuai

                              at ’Malek school’ were Dinkas/Jiengs people after all. Mr. jubaone, Dinka/Muonyjieng, Shilluks (Chollos), Anyuaks, Buruns, Mabans, Jurchol (Luos) mother tongues/dialects are always ’none negotiable’ chap. Mr. Archibald Shaw was even called "Macuor" (Michael Makuei Lueth-like name), Kuei (Eagle-like name) or a bull/bullock with ’black body and white spot on its forehead Mr. jubaone chap.>>>

                              • 5 September 2019 23:41, by Pakuai

                                Mr. jubaone,
                                the Dinkas/Muonjiengs are masters of the ’long shot war fares chap’. We are the ’Ancient Egyptians’ loser. The Dinkas/Muonjiengs cannot store/shelf wars and bring the wars back when they want to fight them. Mr. Esstern, South Sudan is not part of the so-called ’ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never ever will under the sun chap’, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.>>>

                                • 5 September 2019 23:53, by Pakuai

                                  Mr. jubaone, have you ever heard, a Dinka/Muonyjieng of the Sudan marry ’a Bantus/barias or some other losers here in South Sudan? Not really? You losers cannot afford a ’Dinkas/jiengs’ women chap. The other way round works Mr. Jubaone chap. Mr. jubaone, Our ancestors used to ’marry Arabs’ and they came with their ’tails behind their legs in 630th AD and asked for ’salam/peace>>>

                                  • 6 September 2019 00:03, by Pakuai

                                    ,trade and business’ in today’s ’Southern Egypt and Northern’ after their ’fake’ Mohammedans propagation into our country was ’destroyed’. Mr. jubaone, Eastern, the Rhino and other bunch of foreign trolls. What do you really think you are? The most well educated in the then ’united Sudan in South Sudan’ are the Dinkas/Muonjyiengs of the Sudan after our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan loser

                                    • 6 September 2019 00:08, by Pakuai

                                      If Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan were to be bunch of lowly educated and fools. Dr. John Garang and others would not have ’crisscrossed the world and bombed’ your *cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan out of your greater Equatoria* with their bloods ’while you fools were ’cowering in Uganda, DR Congo, Central Africa republic (CAR), Kenya, Khartoum or other countries chap’>>>

                                      • 6 September 2019 00:16, by Pakuai

                                        Mr. jubaone, you losers were honestly informed not to join Mr. Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion. But you losers refused to heed that honest warnings and joined Mr. Riek Machar and his foolish allies aimless armed rebellion against South Sudan and the South Sudanese people anyway in ’07/07/2016’. Mr. jubaone, Mr. Alfred Lado Gore and foreign puppets/stooges, or traitors>>>

                                        • 6 September 2019 00:57, by Pakuai

                                          refused to joined Mr. Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion again. But they are now in Juba with Mr. Taban Deng Gai working for the interests of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people loser. Mr. jubaone, Mr. Alfred Lado Gore, Mr. Kenyi, Ismael Konyi, Mr. Riek Machar, and bunch of other our coned arab of North Sudan and foreign puppets/stooges, traitors and losers>>>

                                        • 6 September 2019 01:11, by Pakuai

                                          refused to joined Mr. Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion again. But they are now in Juba with Mr. Taban Deng Gai working for the interests of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people loser. Mr. jubaone, Mr. Alfred Lado Gore, Mr. Kenyi, Ismael Konyi, Mr. Riek Machar, and bunch of other our coned arab of North Sudan and foreign puppets/stooges, traitors and losers>>>

        • 7 September 2019 19:45, by Anthony

          The Bari never had any civilization. No wriitng,no clothes,no kingdom or poltiical unit larger than a clan, blowing into cows asses and marking their bodies with disgusting scarifications and cannibalism.

          They were just Naked,black(as coal) nilotic tribesmen. I’ve never seen an african as dark as charcoal act like its white or from some civilized utopia😂😂 jubaslave🦍 is a delusional ape

      • 11 September 2019 15:29, by Anthony

        Jubachimp🐵 the ugly cowardly bari slave
        Why don’t you lead by example by joining and fighting on the frontlines, you pussy ass bitch? You seem to prefer talking shit behind a keyboard for years and acting like a cheerleader or a wife cheering her husband on(the nuer). You must not be able bodied you fat,black weak bitch. Keep cheering your nuer husbands on faggot.🤣

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