Category: Press Releases

Gov. Clement Konga urges Equatorians to stay out of ‘Dinka-Nuer war’

Clement Wani Konga, Governor of Central Equatoria State has cautioned his fellow Equatorians to remain neutral and not to involve themselves in the ongoing fighting between President Salva Kiir and his former Vice President Riek Machar. He described the civil war as a fight “between Dinka and Nuer.”

Konga stressed that there is no value for Equatorian people to join the ongoing fighting saying, “You have known that the two big tribes there are fighting among themselves and hatred has developed and it is difficult to attain peace.”

“It is the only chance that for the people of Equatoria coming together so as to bring an end to this war between Dinka and Nuer.”

“Who you are going to fight, are you going to fight with Dinka or Riek Machar? Equatorians should remain neutral so as to be able to bring peace. Equatorians should stand for peace,” Konga said.

He also urged the people of his region not to follow the path of Alfred Lado Gore, an Equatorian politician who joined the rebel group led by Riek Machar, and he further urged his newly appointed cabinet to convince Lado to come back home.

“In Central Equatoria, we are facing instability caused by those who are supporting Alfred Lado Gore, even though they are illiterate still they are able to mobilize people to cause insecurity in the state. If Lado Gore wanted to be the vice president as he is now with Riek [he is deputy of SPLM-IO], why shouldn’t he wait for election or contest the election? If Riek comes then he will be the vice president without bloodshed,” Konga said.

Governor Konga also denied some media reports saying he is going to contest in the coming election for the presidency.

From: RADIO TAMAZUG, JUBA, JAN/08/2015, SSN;

To Gov. Rizik: “A Wild Goose Can’t Evict A Domestic Chicken from their Home”

From: Nicola Bringi, CANADA, JAN/02/2015;

The people of Western Bhar El Ghazal have been studying the behavior of Governor Rezik Zacharia with great concern regarding the atrocities he is inflicting on the citizens of Western Bhar El Ghazal state.

I have come to the conclusion that, Rezik does not love the people and the land; this perhaps because he may believe he is not one of them. Yes, his mother is from the Kresh ethnic group, but his father is a Borogo from Darfur, Sudan.

Rezik’s main aim is to stay in power, whoever put him in power gives orders and he completes them and to be loyal he does even more damage. These orders are not for the betterment of the people, it is as if Rezik believes that Salva Kiir is his father in South Sudan and will continue to do so as long as he remains in power.

Some advice to Rezik, son of our sister from Western Bhar El Ghazal, if you would like to have a good political future you must first build healthy relations with the people you govern instead of allowing power to be equivalent to violence.

The grudges you hold against the people of Wau and Western Bhar El Ghazal are not understandable and continue to burn the people, yet you first should be the one burned.

We are on this earth to serve our country and do good to others, but what are you really on this earth for? It is not too late to make changes and do what you are paid to do. The only way to get rid of your bad past is to do the right things.

Disregard these violent agendas and protect and work with and for people. If your purpose is not to do good then you have chosen the wrong job and should leave it to one who cares for their brothers and sisters.

There comes a time where we realize what wrongs and rights we have done during our life time. It could be as simple as keeping grudges or speaking poor about a brother or sister; but to intentionally try to systematically enslave a people who you too call a fellow brother is unacceptable.

We have struggled in the war against the Arab invasion, we have been scared because of the British destruction, yet we have received our independence as South Sudan. Now we are being betrayed from the son of our sister.

Rezik, you have disgraced our nation by following the lead of Salva Kiir. Once Salva is tired with you he will also finish you. You need to tap into the reality of who you are without your title; another South Sudanese asking for the liberation of his people with peace.

We want peace in South Sudan and we ask you to widen your horizons in regards to progressive options in bringing social, political and economic change to our nation.

Regards,

Nicola Bringi

Jieng (Dinka) Council of Elders : We’ll resist our demise by all means

PRESS STATEMENT:
Tomorrow, 15 December 2014, marks the first anniversary of the coup attempt by renegade Riek Machar Teny and the power hungry cronies of the SPLM to overthrow the constitutionally constituted and elected system of our young republic.

We wish, first, therefore, to offer our deep prayers for the souls of all those South Sudanese and others, who lost their lives in this most unfortunately sad episode in the history of our young country.

Secondly, we regret that the investigation that the president of the republic and the commander-in-chief of our national army, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army [SPLA] had set up to investigate that very sad incident in the history of our young country has not yet published its report, for our people and the world to know the full facts of that situation.

We hope that when the report of this investigation is published, it will clear the contemptible innuendos that the enemies of our people have spread around, which deny that there was no coup attempt.

As the Council of Jieng, we want the Jieng people to know that the anti-Jieng [Dinka] conspiracy to demise the entire Jieng community marches on and to alert our people that we must all stand up to defend and protect ourselves from the world that seems so pleased to celebrate with our haters, our demise.

We alone are not South Sudan, nor are we the majority in South Sudan, to behave without regard to others. But we cannot accept that the others can ignore and cast us aside, by whatever means, including the force of arms, which Riek Machar Teny and those who support him have tried time and again.

As a community, we have sacrificed much for the freedom of this republic. Our fallen heroes in the liberation of this country cannot be disowned or ignored by anyone in this world, including those who now believe that they can cast the Jieng aside.

While our young men were falling on the front line of the war of liberation, our women and children were being captured into slavery, because we were on the front line of the war of liberation.

Now, others are saying that we must surrender to them alone, the fruits of our common endeavour. This is not going to be possible, while one single Jieng remains alive.

The hate for Jieng within the South Sudanese community is now very obvious, even to you, the few Jieng, who had been driven by anger and disagreement with the ruling system of South Sudan to join this movement of Riek Machar Teny, so clearly bent on the destruction of Jieng.

We cannot believe that you do not see the danger that is now engulfing the Jieng. We appeal to you to recognise this very clear threat to the survival of the Jieng and we appeal to you to return to the defence of the survival of Jieng and the young nation.

To Equatoria and its leaders, we merely want to say that we have taken nothing from you. If it is power sharing, it has always been us, the Jieng, who have recognised that we belonged together and it has always been the Jieng and no one else, who have always sponsored an Equatorian leader, even in the bushes of South Sudan, even while the two wars of liberation raged on.

It was the Jieng Anya-Nya commanders, who broke away from their own civilian political leadership to sponsor and support the military leadership of Joseph Lagu against their own Jieng leader, Gordon Muortat Mayen, because the Jieng wanted to get on with the war of liberation, rather than be part of an internal power struggle or political quarrels.

It was the Jieng who sponsored Joseph Lagu again, against Abel Alier, a Jieng leader, in the 1978 power struggle in Juba and who brought Lagu to power. Then look at what Lagu did; he turned around to dismiss and arrest the very Jieng leadership that sponsored him to power.

Lagu then united with the leadership of the North, the enemy that he fought, to sponsor Kokora for Equatoria against Jieng. Then came Joseph James Tombura, another Equatorian leader, sponsored by some Jieng leaders to appease Equatoria over Kokora.

Tombura ignored his sponsors and collaborated with Nimeiri and divided the South into three weak regions, giving Jaafar Mohamed Nimeiri, a vicious northern Sudan dictator, the opportunity to abrogate the autonomy of the South and forcing the second war of liberation, the outcome of which we do not regret.

Now, some Equatorians have joined hands again, with perpetual traitors, led by Riek Machar Teny and now think that it can again target the Jieng. We urge them to reconsider their support for the purpose of maintaining a coherent nation.

The IGAD mediators of the current conflict, which Riek Machar Teny has imposed on the people of South Sudan, are now trying to say that they too, can become the king makers over the people of South Sudan. Incredibly, the IGAD mediators now believe that they can constitute themselves as the power over South Sudan, instead of just meditating peace to end the conflict.

The well-known process of peace mediation is that if the struggle for power is the cause of the conflict, which is clearly the case with renegade Riek Machar Teny and his cronies, then the legitimate and the legal leader of the government of the day, which is Salva Kiir Mayardit in the case of South Sudan, is fully supported and asked to be magnanimous in power, to accommodate back to power, those who had challenged his authority and failed.

This is done, so that the challenger gives up his illegal arms to again become part of the constitutional system of the country. This is not what the IGAD mediators want to do. They want to abrogate the constitutional order of South Sudan and to replace it with their suggested most unconstitutional system. This is being attempted at the time when the constitutional order of the Republic of South Sudan is due for an election in only a few months.

We had appealed to the IGAD mediators on 5th September 2014, to maintain the constitutional system of South Sudan and assist the young republic to run elections due in 2015. This is the best way to replace the head of state of South Sudan and its parliament. If President Salva Kiir Mayardit is truly as unpopular as some in Equatoria and renegade Riek Machar Teny think he is, then the constitutional way out is the elections.

The trick now being played is obvious. If Salva Kiir Mayardit accepts to be side-lined by the IGAD mediators and not by the people of South Sudan through an election, we see clearly what the objective is. It is that when the mandate for Salva Kiir Mayardit runs out in July 2015, he will no longer have legitimacy. Any legitimacy that he may have at that point, will only be at the mercy of the IGAD mediators. Everything, including regional or even international trusteeship will all come to play at that point.

As Jieng elders, representative of the views of our wider Jieng community across South Sudan, we will not accept this and no one can fool us into silence on this matter. If the world is serious about peace in South Sudan, let them organise and supervise the 2015 general elections in South Sudan.

If whoever candidate we support is defeated in a fair and free election, including President Salva Kiir Mayardit himself, we will accept and recognize that result. If not, a change of regime in Juba, especially a change that will replace the elected system of South Sudan without an election, is totally unacceptable. We will resist it and oppose it, using all legitimate means available to the Jieng community across the entire republic of South Sudan.

May Almighty God guide us towards the fulfillment of our legitimate and just cause.

Long Live The Republic of South Sudan!

THE JIENG (DINKA) COUNCIL OF ELDERS
THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
DEC/14/2014, SSN
Juba, 14 December 2014

South Sudan Nuer students & entire communities in Addis Ababa agree to commemorate the December 15 Juba massacre on time

From: Mekonen Tefere, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Speaking to the press on Sunday, December 14, 2014, the Nuer Christian Mission Network (NCMN) deputy chairperson Evangelist Yien Chagor elaborated that the commemoration day will take place on time per plan and as it happened in Juba.

South Sudan witnessed heavy loss of human lives, properties and physical infrastructures since December 2013. Meanwhile 1.5 million had been displaced and thousands of citizens reportedly had been killed. The International Crisis Group (ICG) said on its report published on April 2014 that Human rights abuses and other atrocities had been committed by both warring parties.

Evangelist Yien added that the event would start by 08:00am to late afternoon on Monday, 15 December 2014 at St. Mathew Anglican Church, Arat Killo. “We invite everybody, media houses and International Community to come and witness the commemoration.” Evangelist Chagor supplemented after the Church services at St. Mathew Anglican Church in Addis Ababa. He mentioned that community would use the day for fasting, prayer, lighting candles, and songs from Nuer hymnal as part of mourning.

In another development, the representative of Nuer Students Union in Mekane Yesus Seminary – Mr. Stephen Bol Pal disclosed that they [students] would first organize mourning at Seminary level before the public mourning kick-off at St. Mathew Anglican Church. The Seminary President Dr. Belay Guta welcome the move instead urged the Seminary’s communities to share the commemoration with South Sudanese students. “I appeal to the entire Seminary community to come and mourn with our South Sudanese brothers”. Dr. Belay said in the public gathering.

William Deng Ker Chagor, the Deputy Chairperson of the Students Union confirms that they [students] had printed Black Polo T. shirts with some wordings and a picture of a dead mother dragged by her son. “This black T. shirt indicates the blood of innocents Nuer who were targeted and killed in Juba.” Tot Jock Jith, the secretary for Students added.

Finally, Evangelist James Ret Lew, the Chairperson for Nuer Christian Mission Network calls for justice on those who committed the atrocities.

The authored can be reached on mekonentefere@gmail.com

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