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Nuer Commemoration of Murderous incident of Jieng on 15th Dec. 2013 is a provocation of full scale war: Nuer vs. Jieng

PRESS RELEASE

The majority of the regional, international observers, friends and spectators of current events in South Sudan are perplexed and dismayed by the manner Nuers have been turning their guns against Jieng (Dinka).

Now that Nuers are again planning to commemorate the bloody massacre they inflicted on Jieng on 15th December 2013 and thereafter, it is a serious provocation which may lead to bloodbath between the two ethnic groups.

For the last several years till this day, Nuers are waging armed warfare against their fellow Nilotic tribes, Jieng in particular and in limited scale against others, whom they assume to be on the side of Jieng.

The Nuer armed struggle started with Anya-nya 2 led by late Col. Samuel Gai Tut and William Chuol Deang (Abdalla Chuol). Both men lost their lives in combat with the SPLM/A.

Dr. Riek Machar Teny stepped in to perpetuate Nuer struggle for leadership by staging an imaginary military coup of 1991 in Nasir against Dr. John Garang de Mabior who was then far away in Torit, a distance of about 600 miles south of Nasir. His movement was briefly known as “Nasir faction,” dubbed as South Sudan Independence Movement (SSIM).

However, Dr. Riek Machar Teny was utterly defeated by Dr. John till he ran to the enemy camp where he concluded the infamous “Khartoum Peace Agreement” with Arab dominated government in Khartoum, (from whom he was supposed to liberate the South). He moved all his Nuer tribal forces to Khartoum to fight against the SPLM/A.

However, the leaders of IGAD countries and representatives of Troika nations (USA, UK, and Norway) in preference of peace and unity of South Sudan nationals persuaded Dr. John Garang de Mabior, the founding father of South Sudan nation to pardon Dr. Riek Machar Teny together with Nuer armed militias to rejoin the liberation movement (SPLM/A).

Dr. Riek rejoined in 2002 leaving behind in Khartoum all his armed militias to continue fighting a proxy warfare led by Gen. Gabriel Gatwec Kan (popularly known as Tang-ginye), Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak who mutinied seven (7) times from SPLA and was granted amnesty seven (7) times by Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, Commander in Chief (C.I.C) of the SPLA as a token price for peace for rejoining the SPLA.

Every time he returned to the SPLA, he brought a huge armed militia force to be integrated.

The policy of appeasement and engagement for the wrong peace (peace at any price) could not hold nor bear fruits.

It was Brig. Lim Bol that triggered the first bullet against his fellow Jieng officers, NCOs and soldiers of the presidential guard unit on the 15th of December 2013. He killed over 300 Jieng officers and men who were with him on duty in cold blood.

In spite of the wide publicity among the Nuer all over the world that they were taking over the government as planned for several years the attempted coup failed miserably.

After repeated pardons, agreements and absorption of militias, Nuer constituted 75% of the SPLA soldiers. It is this huge number which motivated them to stage a coup, though they did not have technical know-how in the operation of the sophisticated military hardware.

Hence, few SPLA soldiers flushed them out from the Town forcing them into the bushes where they are now miserably struggling to conduct aimless guerilla warfare.

Upon complete humiliating defeat of Riek’s forces in Juba by the SPLA, the Nuers started to misinform their fellow men all over the world that “all Nuers in Juba were killed by Jieng.”

Thereafter, majority of Nuers in the SPLA in Bor, Akobo, Nasir, Baliet, Pigi, Malakal, Renk etc. instantly and spontaneously launched vengeance attacks by disarming and killing all Jieng soldiers as well as the unarmed civil population (women, children, old and disabled) in churches, mosques, hospitals and even in UNMISS camp bases.

If it was true that all indiscriminate killings were targeted against Nuers during the mob confusion at the incidents of December 2013 and beyond, how did majority of Nuer civilian population reach UNMISS base camps unhurt?

How could Riek Machar Teny, Taban Deng Gai with all their families and large forces of soldiers leave Juba without being apprehended?

Nuers deliberately intended to kill Jieng as they did in 1991! They repeated their well learned method of killing civilians in cold blood in Bor, Akobo, Malakal, Nasir, Bentiu, Baliet, Pigi, Renk and Juba as well as in refugee camps under UNMISS and in neighboring countries.

How long will Jieng tolerate persistent, absurd and inhumane elimination killings? If it is not fear of the Nuers, then time is about to come when Jieng may hold their breath to squarely face “all enemies from within South Sudan and those coming to invade” as declared by the 28th Extra-ordinary Summit of IGAD Heads of States.

Jieng as a people must by all means defend their territorial integrity, humanity and dignity and resist elimination and massacres by brutal enemies in order to survive and exist among independent proud nations of Africa and the world. END

Pack of white lies against the SPLM/A –IO’s Top Leadership: A response to the “Prime Minister’s position

A response to the “Prime Minister’s position being contested in Pangak” claim
For Immediate Press Release

On December 4th, 2014, the Government of South Sudan’s mouthpiece, The Nation Mirror published a malicious false allegation titled “Taban Deng Finalize Plans to Overthrow Riek Machar.”

On December 6th, 2014, it was again republished by another Juba Government’s agent, Gurtong Trust- peace Project under a different title, “Prime Minister’s position being contested In Pangak” just to maximize the lies against the SPLM/A –IO’s top leaderships to wider audiences.

As a concern citizen and an SPLM/A –IO Resistance Movement sympathizer looking for
meaningful peace through the installation of system of good governance in South Sudan, I would
like to take this opportunity to inform the general public, the people South Sudan, the Freedom
Fighters and friends of South Sudan around the globe that the reports you have read both in the
Nation Mirror and Gurtong Trust Project are nothing but pack of white lies manufactured by the
Government of South Sudan’s agents and does not bears any truth.

I like assure the people of South Sudan that your people’s movement, the SPLM/A -IO
categorically denies such malice propaganda. It is a hopeless attempt to mislead the general
public by the enemies of peace.

There is no such thing as “finalized plans” by Gen Taban Deng Gai against anyone within the SPLM/A –IO or otherwise.

I therefore, confirmed to the people of South Sudan that Gen. Taban Deng and his comrades in armed are committed to bring lasting peace to South Sudan whatever mean necessary. There is no return to misrule by minority cliques of Dinka background.

In this regard, the SPLM/A –IO Resistance Movement urges the people of South Sudanese to disregard Gurtong Trust Project and the Nation Mirror’s baseless reports and render them as desperate propaganda from a dying beast.

For the last two days, your people Movement’s cadres have been engaged in serious and opened intellectual debates in the conference deliberating on how to bring lasting peace to our
country.

As such, on behalf of the Movement, I took this opportunity because people of South Sudan ought to know the truth and not misinformation based on wishful thinking from enemies of peace.

I repeat, what the Nation Mirror and Gurtong Trust have reported on the social media outlets was the work of the enemy. It was intended to befuddle the SPLM/A-IO’s top leadership
and the people of South Sudan from deliberating on importance national issues meant to bring
lasting peace to our country and rescue our suffering people from murderous and failed regime in Juba.

As a reminder, the SPLM/A –IO’s top leadership and the Movement’s overall goal is not about occupying a cheap prime minister post but to overhaul the dysfunctional and corrupt system in Juba and install a new system of good governance guided by federalism as a system of
governance.

It is your Movement, the SPLM/A –IO’s sole objective that meaningful change must come to South Sudan so that our can again live in peace and harmony while cherishing their diversity.

December 8th, 2014
Prepared by: J. Nguen

Isaiah Abraham’s 2nd Anniversary: Still no justice by the state

South Sudan Human Rights Society For Advocacy

Press release:
TWO YEARS ON WITHOUT JUSTICE: SSHURSA COMEMMORATES ISAIAH ABRAHAM’S SECOND ANNIVERSARY, PAYS CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND CALLS ON THE STATE TO DO JUSTICE

5 December 2014, marks two painful years without justice for the family of late Isaiah Abraham since his assassination on 5 December 2012 in Juba, South Sudan. Failure by the state to do justice is an attack on South Sudan’s Constitution 2011 and the universality of human rights.

The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA), in solidarity with the family and all human rights defenders, continues to remember Isaiah Abraham’s death. Today, remains the darkest day in the fight against dictatorship, abuse of rule of law and human rights by the state. Isaiah Abraham to the end of his life, was at forefront, challenging the evils destroying South Sudan. His courage remains our strength.

On 3 January 2013, the former National Minister for Infornmation and Broadcasting Barnabas Marial Benjamin announced that the government of South Sudan had arrested suspects over the murder. Two years on; no justice has been done. The state’s silence violates rights to fair trial under article 19(4) of the Constitution. SSHURSA continues to raise these questions:
Who killed Isaiah Abraham? Who sent the killers? Where are the suspects? When are they going to be tried?

SSHURSA calls on the government of South Sudan to bring to justice the allegedly arrested suspects. Despite unfulfilled promises, the family of the late has been waiting without justice as the state continues to remain silent. Let justice be done for Isaiah’s family.

SSHURSA also calls upon the public to continue condemning evils that are consuming South Sudan. The country should return to values for which South Sudanese sacrificed their blood. SSHURSA members pay deep condolences to the family of Isaiah Abraham. We pledge to continue standing by them till justice is done.

SSHURSA urges all South Sudanese human rights defenders, civil society members, journalists and advocates for a democratic and human rights abiding South Sudan, to remain courageous and carry on the late’s spirit.

For immediate release: 5 December 2014

For more on this press release, contact SSHURSA’s Executive Director: Cell: +27 749 707 905. E-mail: info@sshursa.org, Cape Town, South Africa. SSHURSA is an incorporated non-political and non-profit making national human rights organisation, founded by South Sudanese lawyers and Law Students on 5th June 2007 at Law Development Centre (LDC), Makerere, Kampala, Uganda.

In South Sudan, its operations started since 2009, with its headquarters in Juba and co-ordination offices in other states.

Its vision: a democratic and human rights abiding South Sudan. Its mission is to monitor, document and publish human rights status in the country. It also trains general public on human rights, constitution, rule of Law, Transitional Justice and international humanitarian law.

Its advocacy is geared towards creating an informed citizenry that ensures justice and good governance-oriented South Sudan. For more, see its website: www.sshursa.org

Juba Govt. belief in military solution to the one-year old civil war

Nov/28/2014

BY: Comrade Peter Kleto

It has now become very clear to South Sudanese at large and to the whole world that the government of dictator Salva Kiir is seeking a military solution to the almost a year conflict. The Juba authoritarian regime is planning day and night to eliminate all democratic voices in the country so that it continues to massacre, harassed, intimidate innocent citizens, and corrupt public funds at will and without being accountable to anyone.

I want to inform all fair-minded and those with South Sudan in their hearts that in order for peace to rain in South Sudan, Dictator Salva Kiir must step aside in order for Democratic, Visionary and Charismatic leader comrade Dr. Riek Machar Teny to lead the country into prosperity.

It is very instructive to mention that on November 7th, 2014, Juba government and our Chairman Comrade Dr. Riek Machar agreed on the existence of two separate armies in the pre-interim period and that the prime minister in the name of Comrade Dr. Riek Machar will be responsible for the implementation of the agreement among many responsibilities outlined in the document.

The parties were given sometime to consult with their constituencies and then report back to Addis Ababa to continue with the negotiation.

The Juba government on November 25th, 2014 surprised the IGAD, South Sudanese and the international community by coming up with a wild statement rejecting and annulling the November 7th 2014 agreement.

The government of dictator Salva Kiir said it will only accept one army under one command and government cabinet minister Elia Lomuro said there is no way one community can demand 50 or 70 percent of power while South Sudan has 64 tribes.

Where is or was Martin Elia Lomuro when one tribe was and still is ruling the country since 2005? Did Martin Lomuro question Salva why 90 percent of government seats are occupied by one community?

Lomuro must know that SPLM-In-Opposition is a people’s movement for all South Sudanese and is a nationalistic movement fighting for the freedom of all unlike the rotten Juba government that is only fighting to feed the stomach of government officials like Martin Elia.

The demand of 50 or 70 percent of power by SPLM In Opposition is even less compared to its public support from all tribes or communities both inside and outside the country.

SPLM In Opposition commands more than 90 percent of Support of South Sudanese inside and outside the country and the less than 10 percent composed of opportunists in the government and their relatives or friends who are being bribed to go against public interest.

The government demand that only defected soldiers will be reintegrated and given the same rank they had before they defected will never be accepted by SPLM-In-Opposition. This is a non-starter.

The government has been recruiting thousands of civilians into the army in addition to the tribal army recruited and trained by Dictator Salva Kiir and yet the government is not talking about taking them out of the system.

We must recall that when CPA was signed between SPLM and National Congress Party, President Omar Al Bashir did not say only those who defected on 16th May, 1983 will only be accepted for reintegration.

We would still be fighting now if this condition was imposed on the people. This position of the government shows their lack of interest and commitment to peaceful resolution of the conflict.

It is also very imperative to inform the public that on November 27th, 2014, the government launched a series of attacks on our positions in Fangak country, in Upper Nile, but were pushed back by our gallant forces.

This is another violation of cessation of hostility agreement and a declaration of war. It is also important to point out that the government in Juba is only interested in causing rift within political parties, civil society groups and among communities and so forth, and this is quite telling that the Juba regime lacks vision and direction for the country.

The efforts the government of Dictator Salva Kiir wasted on confusing and instigating violence among the 64 tribes or communities in the country would have been used to bring about peace and stability in the country.

The plan to caused rift within the different leaderships, tribes or communities in the country have been witnessed by the political parties union in South Sudan under Dr. Lam Akol and Civil societies leaderships under Deng Athuai Mawiir.

Lastly and not the least, the government of dictator Salva Kiir imposed war on the people of South Sudan by eliminating democratic voices in the country and other leaders including Comrade Dr. Riek Machar had to run for his life.

This follows by massacring of thousands of ethnic Nuer who have nothing to do with politics or with Dr. Riek Machar. They were killed simply because Dr. Riek Machar who wants to democratically compete for SPLM Chairmanship hails from Nuer ethnic group.

It is hard fact that Dr. Riek Machar would win if he is to compete with Salva Kiir democratically and this is the main source of fear from Salva Kiir and his clique.

In plain English, the government did this to scare all other minority tribes in the country from seeking leadership position by sending a message to those with leadership ambition that anyone who attempts to seek leadership would meet the same fate as Dr. Riek Machar.

I now called upon all South Sudanese to join SPLM-In-Opposition in order to bring about change that the country needs in order to move forward. South Sudan problem is not anything but extremely poor leadership under Salva Kiir.

Thank you.

SPLM IO Oyee!

Republic of South Sudan Oyee!

Freedom Fighters Oyee!

Democracy Oyee!

Federal system Oyee!

Comrade Peter Kleto

Deputy Chairman,

SPLM IO,

Greater Toronto Chapter.

I could be reached at peterkleto8@hotmail.com

No peace under SPLM at the expense of the Nuer tribe

NOV/27/2014:

After the massacre of the Nuer civilians in Juba on December 15, 2013 by Kiir private army or his militias, the SPLM as a political party automatically tarnished its reputation and legitimacy as a party and cannot be a solid representative for the people of Republic of South Sudan as their political party. The so called SPLM reunification or any peace deal under Kiir leadership cannot be accomplished at the expense of the Nuer civilian’s lives and destruction of their properties.

To highlight the economic, humanitarian and political crises in South Sudan after the eruption of war which imposed by kiir regime and his elites, the resistance democratic forces must form a new political party without delay and denounce their membership from SPLM.

The resignation of genocidal President Mr. Salva Kiir as head of RSS government can be an alternative to restore peace in South Sudan. Mr.Kiir did imposed this ongoing war on people of South Sudan and murdered Nuer civilians, he should end this war with the exchange of his resignation without any condition. The freedom fighters are fighting in self-defense and rejection of genocidal government of Kiir and the SPLM conspiracy.

We air loudly our voices that Mr. genocidal President should resigns or face military defeat severely. Those who have not yet joined the liberation struggle they should know that the freedom fighters are determine to remove Mr. Kiir and his corrupt government by all means, we will never give in until the goal of liberation is accomplished. All good citizens of South Sudan with exception of some individuals (selfish) have rejected Salva Kiir leadership.

Dr Machar-led Revolution with democratic principles against genocidal President Kiir-led government will not be defeated by mercenaries and money, the jobless and gangs from Darfur, SPLA North and East Africa cannot and will not protect Kiir regime. All these idle jobless and delinquent’s whom think they can be used to fight against freedom fighters with the slogan in defense of Salva regime, their wishes will be defeated and waste of money because they will not stop Machar forces advance and from toppling the genocidal or corrupt government in Juba.

We wish for genuine peace not opted for continuation of this useless war and killing of our citizens and disruption of our lovely country and its development; our goal is to protect and develop this infancy and hard earned independence sovereignty.

The author is former civil servant and now a member of Resistance Democratic Forces and can be reach at +254705552158, pgatluak@gmail.com or petercgatluak@gmail.com

Peter Chuol Gatluak, MBA, BA

Equatoria MP & ex-Ambassador defect to Machar’s SPLM-IO

Nov 21, 2014 — The former South Sudan ambassador to Geneva, Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus and Hon. Henry Dilah Odwar, the former MP representing constituency No.9 of Eastern Equatoria have switched allegiance to SPLM-SPLA faction under the former vice president, Dr. Riek Machar.

The two officials confirmed their declaration yesterday in a meeting with Dr. Riek Machar, the Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/SPLA-IO.

“Today I had a nice meeting with Hon. Henry Dilah Odwar the former member of parliament and Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus the former south Sudan ambassador to Geneva after their declaration of joining SPLM.IO” Dr. Riek Machar states.

Hon. Henry Dicay, in a press briefing extended to Nyamilepedia, calls for “an end to the misrule of president Salva Kiir”

“I have joined the Opposition to demand for President Salva Kiir to step down. As you are all aware President Kiir has been in power since after the demise of Dr. John Garang de Mabior.”

According to the former lawmaker, president Salva Kiir’s inept rules have been characterized by but not limited to:

1- Lack of vision and no clear direction of taking the country forward. His recklessness has ended South Sudan in the abyss.
2- Low moral aptitude- inappropriate sexual relations, high consumption of alcohol,
3- Reducing a once mighty SPLA to a militia army.
4- Nepotism – the practice elevated to the level of clan and family.
5- Ethnic cleansing: – massacres of ethnic Nuer leading to retaliatory atrocities.
6- Manipulation of the Constitution and the SPLM party so that he [Kiir] becomes President for life.
7- Corruption – epitomized by A1 Cardinal scandal, Dura Saga, Crisis Management Committee, amassing personal wealth by siphoning public funds through businesses such as ABMC, concocted made-belief insider theft at his office etc,
8- Mismanagement of economy- he abhors the Appropriation Act and hence never used;
9- Lack of transparency and accountability – South Sudan has borrowed heavily against oil from different countries and from predatory commodity trading companies.
10- Mismanagement of public funds – Sale of hard currency in the streets for economic empowerment of kith and kin; and
11- Lack of Seriousness in the current IGAD led Peace Talks — vows to adopt Khartoum’s style of power sharing during CPA where Ministers from the Opposition and other Parties shall have no real authority.

Hon. Odwar reiterates that the SPLM/SPLA-IO is a national movement for which the officials have made a conscious decision to join.

“The SPLM/SPLA in Opposition is a National movement that enjoys the support of all South Sudanese. It is for that reason my compatriots and I have taken the stand to join the opposition.”

The former MP calls upon the president to step down for the sake of peace and his own legacy, otherwise the president risks the worst records in the history.

“History is replete with the types of Salva Kiir in the names of Hitler, Bokassa, Idi Amin, Mobutu, Gadafi and Sadam Husein, just to mention a few. President Kiir shall not avoid a legacy of being in the historical characterization. I therefore call upon President Salva Kiir to step down not only for the sake of the unity of South Sudan but also for his legacy.”

“I call upon all South Sudanese to raise their voices and ask for the exit of President Salva Kiir and his incompetent government and not least, I appeal for the SPLM in government to not die for Salva Kiir”

The MP calls on the foreign troops to go back to their respective countries to protect their people instead of South Sudanese.

“I also take this opportunity to call upon all foreign troops to go back to their respective Countries and protect their own citizens there, not in South Sudan.”

Hon. Odwar calls upon the International Community to support the people of South Sudan but not the government of Salva Kiir, saying:

“Any assistance to Salva Kiir and his government will only prolong the suffering of the people of South Sudan as such assistance will only benefit Salva Kiir and his cohorts.”
NYAMILEPIDIA END

Machar’s Rebels moot replacing Ladu Gore after fallout with Taban Deng

Featured Published on Saturday, 15 November 2014, Written by The Nation Mirror;

Disagreement between Taban Deng Gai, the SPLM-In-Opposition rebels Chief Negotiator in Peace Talks in Addis Ababa and Alfred Ladu Gore, the Deputy Chairperson of the rebels’ movement is increasingly creating suspicion and tension in the rebels’ camp.

Some quarters within the rebels’ leadership view Gen. Gore as a having the potential to create a splinter rebel faction. “The recent conflict between him (Gore) and Taban Deng Gai, is indicative of Gore’s move to break away from the mighty opposition group,” reads part of the leaked document addressed to the Director of National Security Service SPLM/A-IO in Addis Ababa which The Nation Mirror obtained copy of.

The disagreement started when Alfred Ladu Gore expressed dissatisfaction after Taban Deng sidelined him in the affairs of the SPLM/A-IO while Riek Machar was in South Africa. “He (Gore) charged Taban to be running the affairs of the movement without consultation from him as the deputy chair while Dr. Riek Machar was away on official mission to the Republic of South Africa,” reads part of the leaked document.

The document says that Taban Deng is unhappy that Alfred Ladu was appointed Deputy Chairman of the movement.

Taban argues that the Equatorians are not present in the field therefore don’t deserve the second position in the movement.

“The Internal fight between Alfred and Taban is also being discussed by various circles in the Equatorians and Nuer Community in Kenya and Kampala and we have taken note,” read the document.

The leaked intelligence Memo sent to Director of National Security Service of SPLM/A-IO; REF: 0012/10/2014; alleges that Alfred Ladu Gore is a communist driven by self-interest and should not be trusted.

“Gore had communist ideology of emancipation of human consideration, personal interests of individuals as superior to the state’s interests. This led to his past defection and call for Equatorians’ rebellion against the SPLM/A under Garang,” read part of the document.

(It should be recalled that Dr. John Garang detained and imprisoned Lado Gore for nearly seven years during the liberation war, mainly in Boma and other areas. However, no charges were brought against Lado Gore until he was finally released- Ed).

The document stresses that Gore once led a shortsighted rebellion during the South Sudan struggle against the Khartoum regimes. “It has been noted well that, this shortsighted rebellion of Equatorians under Alfred Lado did not succeed…” reported the leaked document.

“These tendencies are assessed and still exist within Gen. Gore’s thinking in a very extreme and divisive way.”

The document alleges that Equatorians following Gore are unhappy that he supports the Nuer-led rebellion and instead he should join the government.

“Equatorians have strong and extreme views that, Alfred Ladu should just leave and abandon the movement and join the government. According to our sources, there was an Equatorian delegation led by the Governor of Eastern Equatoria State Brig. Gen. Louis Lobong which visited Northern Kenya with their counterparts to discuss peace between Taposa and Turkana and also planned how SPLM-IO plans can be countered between Kenya and South Sudan,” read part of the leaked document.

The same report alleged that Taban Deng might have ignored Ladu Gore on the basis that it is Nuer sons dying each day fighting the Juba Kiir’s government. Equatorians, according to the leaked document, are waiting to earn where they have not worked.

“Well, he has a point to make as the Deputy Chairman but what is the level of Equatorians’ contributions into the current rebellion under him? Taban Deng must have ignored him on the grounds that, Nuer are the ones dying and must have the lion’s share in these rebellions than those who just came to wait for their kingdom to come (overthrow of Kiir’s government). This is a usual issue for Equatorians when it comes to the liberation struggle, they never want to participate in offering one of them to die for freedom but like to get the lion’s share when the mission is accomplished by others,” read part of the leaked security document.

The document recommends that Alfred Ladu Gore should be dismissed or put on deceptive glory as to attract the Equatorians support to the movement.

“We strongly feel that, the conflict between Taban and Gore should be brought to rest by either replacing Gore and let him go or by playing deceptive tactics within to keep him around to lure Equatorians to support the movement as we are now in critical decisive fight against the government of Salva Kiir”, read the document.

Adding, “Critical decision-making issues should not be shared with him or his group in Nairobi and Kampala because such secrets may be leaked to the government,” the document stresses. END

(FROM EDITOR: This article is being widely circulated by the SPLM-DC members and its authenticity can’t be fully confirmed. SouthSudanNation.com decided to publish its only for its readers to decide.)

USA SPLM Nat. Secretariat congratulates SPLM for Bentiu capture & calls on Oil companies to leave Palouch/Upper Nile

US-SPLM National Secretariat;

SPLM–USA National Coordination office Congratulatory message to the SPLM Freedom fighters under the zonal Commander of Peter Gatdet Yak for capturing Bentiu and call on Oil companies in Paloch/Upper Nile to leave or risk your own life.

Press Statement:
November 1, 2014

The SPLM-USA National Secretariat coordination office congratulates the zonal commander Peter Gatdet Yak and his SPLA gallant troops for fighting bravely to defeat the enemy of peace in Bentiu.

Your SPLM-USA office strongly encourages General Peter Gatdet to totally implement liberation of all counties in Bentiu namely; Pariang, Mayom and Abiemnom.

The fabricator, illegal president General Salva who always sings a song every day that he will not be the first and will never take people of South Sudan to war, his statement turned out to be untrue.

What does 15th December 2013 Juba genocide means and bombing of ethnic Nuer civilians with cluster bombs in Jonglei by his Ugandan mercenaries? He also took South Sudanese to war with North Sudan in Heglig which killed 1, 000 SPLA soldiers in 2011.

Salva Kiir’s forces are always attacking and yet lying that they are attacked by the resistant SPLA freedom fighters.

In early May this year the notorious General Malong Awan ordered the aggression attack to capture Nasir, Malakal and Bentiu after a ceasefire was signed in January 2013 which authorizes Ugandan troops to withdraw.

General Salva Kiir and his army Chief of General Staff Malong Awan imposed this war on South Sudanese people by committing one of the the worse 21st century genocide. These culprits must be brought to justice whether by war or surrendering despite talking about sharing power with them.

Who would accept to share power with Adolph Hitler of Germany? The same scenario would be applied to Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan.

This week in Bentiu, the criminal forces of General Salva Kiir left Rubkoni and went up to 25 miles away to attack freedom fighters forces which caused heavy fighting as a result. These enemy forces were chased back to Rubkoni and ultimately flushed out completely from their barrack.

Furthermore, we are now calling on other SPLA resistant field commanders in Upper Nile State to remain alert to defend our position in the event of further attacks.

We must close down or capture Paloch oil field to preclude Salva Kiir from financing Ugandan troops, SPLM-North and Justice and Equality movement.

We cannot allow enemy of peace to use our oil to finance mercenaries to destroy South Sudan. The strategy of this evil government in Juba is to keep the war in Greater Upper Nile in order to prolong the suffering of people of Greater upper Nile.

The US-SPLM office hereby condemns IGAD and US Obama administration for failure to condemn Government of South Sudan for committing a horrible genocide of massacring over 20, 000 ethnic Nuer civilians in Juba.

The criminals who spearheaded the systematic ethnic cleansing are: General Salva Kiir Mayardit, General Paul Malong Awan, Gerenal Marial Chinong, General Salva Mathok Gendit, General Garang Mabil, General Bol Akot and General Aleu Ayieny. The IGAD, AU, UN, EU and the US government should hold these seven notorious Generals accountable for committing an ethnic cleansing in Juba and imposition of war on South Sudanese people.

Lastly, the US SPLM National Coordination office is calling on all the South Sudanese people to unite against the tyranny regime of Salva Kiir Mayardit for total liberation of freedom and democracy.

Since Salva Kiir will not be removed through peace negotiation in Ethiopia, he must be forced out militarily because South Sudanese people cannot endure totalitarian government of absolute power invested in Salva Kiir Mayardit.

It’s our duty to put into action to do a troops surge and train new recruits and bring our country back from corrupt tribal leader. Those who condemn freedom fighters such as IGAD and US must be denounced for supporting a genocidal president Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Therefore, we are seriously advising our gallant forces to disregard biased comments from groups or countries which are supporting the culprits of Juba genocidal government. They failed to condemn Salva Kiir and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda who is also a co-president of South Sudan because of their interests in East Africa; with this abstract South Sudanese are paying the highest price.

SPLM Chapters Interim National Coordination Office-USA
1. Cde.. Banak Mading Kueth-Interim SPLM National Coordinator
2. Cde. Jane Abucha -Interim Deputy National Coordinator.
3. Cde. Gatluak Puoch Kornyot-Interim National Secretary General
4. Cde. Mariano Mayuen – Interim Nation Information Office
5. Cde. Lam Mayang Hoth – Interim Advisor for Strategic Planning
6. Cde. Othow Kur Awang – Interim Advisor for Peace and unity
7. Cde. Thabor Deng Ding- Interim Advisor for Public Relations.
8. Cde. Bol Dey Loal-Chairperson, Arizona State Chapter.
9. Cde. Gideon Abram-Chairperson, Colorado State Chapter.
10. Cd. Makuel Wie-Acting Chairperson, Nebraska State Chapter.
11. Cde. John Paulino – Chairperson, Texas State Chapter.
12. Cde. Peter Dokuoth Gak- Chairperson, California State Chapter.
13. Cde. Simon Puok Dak-Chairperson, Iowa State Chapter.
14. Cde. Simon Tonyik Nguoth Del-Chairperson, Tennessee State Chapter.
15. Cde. Kak Banguot -Chairperson, Alaska State Chapter.
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Alliance of South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD) welcomes Resumption of South Sudanese Peace Talks

PRESS RELEASE: OCT/02/2014

ASSD welcomes the Resumption of the South Sudanese Peace Talks and Calls on the Government of South Sudan to Respect the Rights of all parties Involved.

The Alliance for South Sudanese in the Diaspora (ASSD) warmly welcomes the resumption of the peace talks taking place in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia by the two warring parties the Government of South Sudan and the SPLM-IO.

ASSD calls on the International Community that the conduct and behavior of the Government of South Sudan is antithetical to a genuine search and attainment of a comprehensive sustainable peace in South Sudan.

The Government of South Sudan continues to harass and prevent representatives of some political parties to travel to Addis Ababa as recognized stakeholders in the peace negotiations. This unfortunate situation is compounded by the recently circulated IGAD’s (Inter-Governmental Authority on Development) protocol which clearly favors the government of the Republic of South Sudan at the expense of a just, sustainable, and comprehensive peace.

Alliance for South Sudanese in the Diaspora wishes the raise the following concerns:

On June 5th, 2014, the government prevented the Chairman of the United Democratic Front (UDF), Mr. Peter Abdelrahaman Sule and others from boarding a plane to Addis Ababa to participate in the peace negotiations. This is not only a violation of Peter Sule’s rights as a private citizen, but an affront to comprehensive search for peace in the country.

On August 2, 2014, there was an attempt in Juba to assassinate the Chairman of South Sudan Civil Society, Mr. Deng Athuai Mawiir who is an active participant in the peace negotiations in Ethiopia. According to Mr. Mawiir, the attempt on his life was directly linked to his views on the on-going peace talks in Ethiopia.

On September 13, 2014, the Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC), Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin was prevented by the migration officials on orders from President Kiir’s government from travelling to Addis to take part in the peace talks currently taking place in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. The statement made by the Minister of Information Mr. Michael Makwei Lueth only confirms the attitude of the Government of South Sudan towards participants in the peace talks whom it considers are not supportive of the government’s position in the peace negotiations.

ASSD rejects IGAD’s Protocol on Agreed Principles on Transitional Arrangement towards Resolution of the Crisis in South Sudan, dated August 25th, 2014. We strongly object to the “agreed” principles on transitional governance which maintains the status quo and creates a weak position of the Prime Minister for the SPLM-IO. This carelessly drafted protocol does not address the fundamental issues and root causes that ignited this crisis. Moreover it has emboldened President Kiir’s government to continue to impede the peace process.

Finally, we call upon the international community, the European Union, the government of the United States, to ensure that a genuine and sustainable peace is achieved in South Sudan. IGAD for all the good work it has done in bringing to two warring sides to the table seems to have clearly taken a side in this war. This will create distrust, suspicion and derail the search for peace in South Sudan.

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Nuer Community petition against IGAD actions: To African Union

TO: AFRICA UNION COMMISSION OF INQUIRY (AUCI)

The Commissioner,

SUBJECT: NUER COMMUNITY PETITION AGAINST IGAD ACTIONS:

The Greater Upper Nile communities, particularly the Nuer condemned the IGAD Countries actions in the strongest term possible. Then, the entire Nuer community world-wide termed this act as ‘IGAD BLOOD- BATH PROJECT’ rather than what is believed to be a ‘proposal toward peace document’ in South Sudan crisis on Monday, 25thAugust, 2014 A.D.

Prior a well manufactured, planned, incited and organized killing of Nuer by Kiir- Museveni in mid-December in South Sudan, IGAD countries earlier failed to settle within its territories and beyond.

Look at how Sudan is going through,

Look at how Ethiopia is going through,

Look at how Kenya is going through,

Look at how Eritrea is going through although it withheld its membership from IGAD Countries for accusing its members of being toothless without actions,

Look at how Somalia is going through since 1991 which stabilized in 2013.

The worst of all, Uganda since early 1980s, especially a possible genocide launched against the Acholi people of Northern Uganda by Museveni regime for burning down houses into ashes for nearly 30 years.

The toothless IGAD, what can it achieve in South Sudan? So, amongst these countries elites, two are facing ICC charges and others are awaiting possible charges soon from the International Criminal Court ( ICC ) for Capital Crimes committed against people they claimed to have been ruling in their respective countries. Then, the biggest question was: can these elites be able to work for a peaceful resolution in South Sudan while charged for crimes committed against their own citizens? Think critically here……. If people failed to see, but the Almighty God in Heavens is watching!

Whereas before the December, 15 crisis: it was on Martyr Day, 30 July, 2013 after Dr. Machar was removed by Kiir from office on 23 July, 2013. President Museveni of Uganda was invited as the Chief Guest of occasion, during his speech; he lashed at Machar as somebody whose teeth have a gap between cannot grind well. He described Machar as somebody who does not see far for grooming for power. He told Kiir to use his style of leadership in Uganda when he ( Museveni ) was getting rid of the educated class in Uganda.

Thereafter in early September, 2013 Museveni started deploying troop to South Sudan in pretext that it was a join mission to patrol border areas between Uganda-South Sudan against Lord Resistance Army (LRA). While the initial troop was purposely to train Gelweng (militia) particularly drawn from Bhar el Gazal or private army of Kiir at his cattle camp in Luri near Juba, trained purposely to wiped off Nuer.

On 19 December, 2013 after the crisis, the second troop to South Sudan was deployed by Museveni in pretext to rescue Ugandans, protect the government of RSS from falling and prevent the possible genocide from occurring. The Nuer Community believed that Museveni had planned, incited and organized the genocide against Nuer because of his words and actions about South Sudan. Precisely, what were the interests of Museveni in South Sudan?

· President Museveni believed to have hijacked the leadership of Republic of South Sudan from Kiir;

· Key business sectors and NGOs fully occupied by IGAD natives, mainly Ugandans;

· Headquarters of United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Entebbe, Uganda. Why?

Question: Had elites worked for peace in their respective countries other than South Sudan?

Dictatorship:

Well, during the Modern Nationalism and New States in Africa as of 1935 to date, the elites had claimed to have been fighting for “freedom, liberty, justice, equality and pursue of happiness” across the Africa Continent. Indeed, as a result many African Countries gained independence from the Colonial masters in early 1960s-1970s which initially accused of squandering Continental resources. Because of what was termed as “early wind” which shall blow across the continent by the founding fathers like Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Kwame Nkuruma of Ghana, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and David Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia who had envisioned the Pan-Africanism Project, these elites actually had Africa at hearts and real freedom fighters!

Eventually, soon after enjoyed freedoms, some turned wild far more than the colonial masters.

Look at how Zaire (DRC) under Maboto Sese Siko had gone through!

Look at how Ethiopia under Col.Mengistu Haile Mariam had gone through!

Look at how Uganda under Idi Amin Dada had gone through!

Finally, at look how Northern, Central & Western African Countries are going through! A lot and thorough work need to be done by the Africa and its people. Africa should be a leading continent by its citizens and NOT ruled by the so called LEADERS! Just to mention a few.

The worst of all dictators in the 21st Century, Museveni and Mugabe of Zimbabwe who spent nearly 30years in Office who hardly give voice for changes in their respective countries ; henceforth, far more than ever before Museveni appeared to be the best Philosopher of Democracy in Africa, particularly IGAD Countries.

We quote from the most famous speaker of the 21st Century during 2008 US Presidential Election Victory; he said,” change will not come if you wait for some other person(s) or some time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek” – Barack Obama,

Profoundly, for where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. It is obvious that in most African Countries crimes against humanity, killings and other abuses, particularly in IGAD States which make them afraid of one day they might be held accountable for the same crimes committed in their respective Countries.So, we once again quote, “truth and truth alone will obtain a lasting victory” – Antoine Nicholas,

We, the Nuer people shared the same vision with the Founders of Africa Union (fathers) in regard to “justice, equality, liberty, freedom and pursue of happiness”. Ever since the inception of Government of Southern Sudan ( GOSS ) in 2005 to 14 December, 2013 where random shootings, killings, theft, lootings and other capital crimes committed in Juba while none ever been brought into book due to impunity for one reason or another. Who cares for justice and rule of law in Juba or Republic of South Sudan? Look! Prior what is known as “THE 2013 JUBA MASSACCRE” on Nuer there were also events that had occurred.

· Government of South Sudan committed crimes against Chollo ( Shilluk people ) in 2008-2009 by killings, raping girls, women, looting livestock and burnt down villages into ashes while displacing thousands to live as IDPs in North Sudan;

· The same government turned against people of Bull in Unity State after results of 2010 Elections, accusing natives there as aligning with Col. James Gatluak Gai, killing people, looting livestock, burnt down houses and displacing thousands more;

· Again, killing people of Lwac people of Khorfulus Payam, accusing them aligning with General, George Athor when rebelled against the government in Juba after results declared in favour of Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk. Government organized targeted killings, mass rape of girls,women, looting of livestock, burnt down of villages and displaced many more;

· The worst of all government of South Sudan committed atrocities and killing at Kaldak during the Integration Process of the former SAF Nuer soldiers into SPLA ranks and file , where many innocent men, women and children were killed in pretext that the same forces were about to return the Tanks and heavy artilleries to North Sudan;

· Then, finally, another killing was of Murle of Pibor County, which most analysts believed to have scaled “genocide” against Murle tribe.

The essence was, based on the above facts, the government of South Sudan under Kiir turned deaf ears on the mentioned crimes against its citizens without accountability. Henceforth, South Sudanese under him have suffered far than the liberation struggle; and/or, we seek an angel to govern South Sudan!

Question: Was terror and tyranny of Kiir against its citizens been tackled by the IGAD?

State Emergency:

Soon after the retake of Malakal town by the government of South Sudan, Kiir declared the State of Emergency for the greater Upper Nile States (Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile States). Then, indiscriminate killing of people continued for months without being questioned.

Question: Had the State of Emergency been lifted or extended?

The Africa problems by Africans Solutions Scenario:

When Kiir and his government committed the killing of Nuer from house-to-house in Juba, none of the International Community, including IGAD countries intervene into well-founded, planned, incited, and organized crime on earth against Nuer people. First and foremost, based on the Press release Statements by Special Envoys on South Sudan Conflict, they already fuelled and abused the power entrusted to them by the world at large by failing to address the root causes of the conflict. In solving any equation, you can’t just jump into solution, you first show out the problem on your paper work then, you finally have the solution of it. “A problem is a problem, and you can’t have a solution without solving the problem”. IGAD chose to be part of problem right from the beginning as its leaders were calling to help Kiir fighting the rebellion in South Sudan. This statement decision was not changed yet. It was proved on the ground when members of IGAD countries were fighting alongside government troop against SPLM/A-IO. It’s hard to solve a problem when you are part of the problem itself. As the dew waters the leaf in a yard, and as a shoot penetrates against the sunlight, the entire Nuer community was glancing how processes were going through in Addis Ababa on Peace Talks. Why afraid of addressing the root cause of a conflict? “A problem can be a problem if failed to identify it”. Why jumped into conclusion by only concentrating only in Transitional Government? Who told you that Nuer wants power from Kiir? Just for your information, Nuer held key government position until now across the country, there was a problem, and this problem it’s the mediators to ask the government of what initiates this chaos in South Sudan? It’s the government to explain better the root cause of a problem. Thus, it’s Chairman, Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin said, “Now the Matrix is signed, none of these warring parties have any excuse to once again initiate violence”. He continued, “in the midst of this crisis, if the parties have the luxury to initiate war, aggravate the situation, definitely the region, the African Union and International Community will not tolerate that. This is what they should know” We once again quote from him,” we call on the warring parties, particularly the SPLM/A-IO because they have not signed on the Protocol” said the mediator. “That shall not be used as a pretext to initiate violence and to violate CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES Agreement in full”. “We want them to fully honor that”, he stressed. “It is incumbent on them to end killing and violence”.

More importantly, the Ambassador has forgotten that Nuer contributed in blood to the freedom he is enjoying today in Ethiopia otherwise he forgot background of the existence Ethiopian history. Nuer joined with the Ethiopians to liberate Ethiopia from the colonial masters, mainly Italy.

· In 1896 Nuer helped Ethiopian won the BATTLE OF ADWA;

· Nuer helped fought the Italy right from SOBAT RIVER, currently ( Ulang, Nasir, Longechuk and Maiwut counties) and driven it to the Red Sea;

· In 1997 the Nuer again help fought Ethiopia at the well-known bloody border war with Eritrea which led to victory at the “BATTLE OF BADIME”, and its territory or border town ( Badime ) was ruled in favor of Ethiopia by the International Community;

What one say if independent countries, like Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Burundi, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and other hired mercenaries against a tribe. Like the Nuer prevailed in 18s Century against the colonial masters, they shall once again prevail in the 21st Century; victory is certain! When Kiir declared this crisis as it was between Dinka vs. Nuer, we only saw the above mentioned countries and their mercenaries who came thousands of thousands miles away from South Sudan at the battle field. Where were Dinka in the war front? If can just ask, what do these countries been fighting Nuer for? Why coming from thousands miles away to just fight a tribe? The Nuer community would want International community thoroughly investigate the involvement of these countries into a tribal or internal war. Hence, these countries have caused the following:

· Involved in the mass killings, rapes of girls, women, killing of livestock, burning down of houses into ashes, and many more crimes committed;

· The use of Cluster bombs and other chemical weapons on Nuer people, especially Uganda’s UPDF;

· Any future hazard on Nuer environment, diseases, famine and/or other disasters, the above countries be held accountable for their actions;

The so known as IGAD countries never care for peaceful resolution into crisis rather than adding the fuel on it because of the following:

· IGAD countries controlled the economic sector of South Sudan;

· IGAD citizens controlled the business sectors across the country;

· IGAD wanted refugees in its respective countries for provision of;

· Adequate services that might benefited its citizens, e.g. food Aid

· Employment from UN agencies and NGOs for their citizens;

· Empowerment of skills, trainings, workshops for their citizens;

· Construction of more schools, clinics, bridges and roads in their respective countries;

Based on the above facts and interests, can IGAD really negotiate faithfully for the South Sudan conflict?

Furthermore, Nuer wants this war to end immediately without delay. We quote from Dr. Machar, he said, “I would use this genocide committed against Nuer by Kiir and his government as a road map, reconciliation and peace to unite people in South Sudan, and should not be a tool to divide the nation as a whole”. Nuer never have heard a word of reconciliation from Kiir since THE DECEMBER 2013 JUBA GENOCIDE. He being the head of state, the primary and sole responsibility and peace in a country lies on him. Kiir would have done more than anybody so that peace prevails in a country.

Question: Was root causes that led to crisis in South Sudan been tackled by IGAD?

Peaceful Resolution as a Way forwards to Peace in South Sudan:

Nuer community wants to end this war peacefully in South Sudan. For the sake of peace, Nuer abandoned their areas for other places like Ethiopia because government under Kiir continues launching more offensive on Nuerland as now. So, we would again use the previous word that that” even a Nuer man at the cattle camp can be able to solve this crisis if puts at its venue, this was what we wanted IGAD to have done thus far”.

1. That Kiir stepped down from power for sake of peace and crimes he committed against people, that the healing and reconciliation process starts in across the country, the voices of citizens called for that;

2. Then, accountability begins for the crimes committed;

3. Open the way for healing, reconciliation, forgiveness and peaceful resolutions for people of South Sudan;

4. Unconditional withdrawal of foreign forces in South Sudan soil;

5. Formation of whatever government you might have called it be possible in South Sudan;

6. Establishment of Tribunal Court in South Sudan soon after the transitional government in order to deal with capital crimes committed during the war whether government or opposition side;

7. Unconditional compensation for people of greater upper Nile state, mainly the Nuer for the loss of their property across the country including Juba;

8. Change of a Venue of Peace Talks if IGAD fails to reach a consensus in dealing with conflict issues in Addis Ababa as it’s seen now;

9. South Sudan carries old wounds of wars which needs careful and very committed negotiations, not like the IGAD one, since 1820-2011 ( independence of South Sudan) that makes 191 years old with various wars fought, one tribe against the other for nearly 2 Century ( inter-communal fighting and cattle-raiding among the tribes) in South Sudan;

10. Involvement of IDPs in the UNMISS POCs Sites in Juba, Bentiu, Bor & Malakal to Peace Talks in Addis Ababa because their voices matter most in the negotiations, their presence can helps in peaceful process;

None, but not the least, the Nuer community once call the International Community, especially the United Nations Security Council ( UNSC ), United Nations Secretary-General, United Nations on Human Rights, South Sudan Friends, IGAD Partners, the TROIKA if the above points failed to be tackled, the Nuer would opt for a separate GREATER UPPER NILE STATE ( Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei) as an independent from the rest of South Sudan; and that could be possible if care is not taken in this scenario. Good examples were Cyprus, Kurds in Northern Iraq and Somalia Land. Should South Sudan become ungovernable or failed state as things stand now; Nuer can opt for a referendum or something else afterwards.

Recommendation: Unity of South Sudan is possible if the above issues are tackled in the negotiations.

NUER UNION,

UNMISS MALAKAL POC SITE

DATE WED, 10 SEPTEMBER, 2014 A.D

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