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South Sudan’s NDM forces sack its chief of staff


August 4, 2020 (JUBA) - The National Democratic Movement (NDM) leader and Commander in Chief of the group forces relieved its chief of staff on Sunday.

Nicodemus Deng Deng (NDM photo)"By this, Lt General Nicodemus Deng Deng is relieved from his position as the Chief of Staff of the NDM forces with immediate effect," reads a statement signed by Lam Akol, the group leader and commander in chief of its forces.

Akol further thanked Deng for the services he has rendered to the NDM forces.

The statement did not elaborate on the reason for his sack.

The lack of money has hampered Juba efforts to implement the security arrangements and former rebel fighters have not yet being integrated into the unified army.

The failure of security arrangements implementation pushed several military commanders of the SPLA-IO to join the SSPDF as they can enjoy better conditions.

The troops’ frustration also pushed SPLA-IO juniors officers and their troops to take part in intercommunal clashes in Jonglei state.

Observers in Juba say the end of the war and the non-implementation of the army unification process might also be used to recruit senior officers by some parties that have the means to pay them and destabilize the other peace partners.


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  • 5 August 02:25, by Ngoor76

    Mr. Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Uyai Deng Ajak and their pin-up boy, Mr. Johnson Uliny must man up and take the bitter pills. Treason after treason isn’t being entertained by the Muonyjang or Dinka community some of these days. There are some limits to treason. The Muonyjang or the Dinka community wants to move on. The lowly politics of Mr. Raila Odinga in Kenya of me. me, me always isn’t going>>>

    • 5 August 02:32, by Ngoor76

      don’t get me wrong lowly informed fools. Rail Odinga has some relation with us here in South Sudan. But his politics is bullsh*ts. Mr. Raila Odinga even boasted that he is "a CIA man in Africa". Mr. Lam Akol was not implicated in 15/12/2013 coup by Mr. Riek Machar and co. But he was so worked up to get out of South Sudan. When he was eventually allowed to leave South Sudan>>>>

      • 5 August 02:41, by Ngoor76

        he went to Kenya and went and formed yet another party, while he left his own party to his Shilluk (Chollo) boy in Juba. And went went straight his Riek Machar in Khartoum. South Sudanese with brains ’should know that Mr. Lam Akol, Riek Machar, Adwok Nyabe and others rebelled against the SPLM/A’ with their flimsiest of flimsiest accusations that Dr. John Garang and his allies were fighting for>>>

        • 5 August 02:51, by Ngoor76

          united SUDAN and that Dr. John Garang was a dictator. Which was elaborately bullsh*t. Dr. John Garang and his allies welcomed, Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol and other South Sudanese and placed them in high positions in the SPLM/A, however they were just piece lowly educated fools. Truth are to be told, ’no guerrilla movements around the world have ever been democratic’. But the South Sudanese people>>

          • 5 August 03:01, by Ngoor76

            took up arms with genuine grievances and with population which could have not been stopped by anyone, not our cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, not the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis) or their gulf Arab states. But by intrigues. And Mr. Lam Akol, Riek Machar and staged their 1991 coup. And the SPLA marched to El Khartoum was thwarted.>>>>

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