Category: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Statement on the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) by the Equatoria Community Organisation in the United Kingdom (ECO-UK)

Date: 21 December 2017:

The Leadership of Equatoria Community Organisation in the UK (ECO-UK) welcomes the commencement of the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) aimed at reaching a sustainable peace in South Sudan. ECO-UK would like to thank the international partners; the IGAD, TROIKA, and the EU who are working tirelessly to enable the HLRF to succeed.

We urge all parties to HLRF to approach the peace talks with an open mind, flexibility, respect for each
stakeholder, and a spirit of inclusivity with the goal of reaching a peace agreement that is acceptable to all.

However, we note with concern the position paper of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, which has a negative tone and portrays a sense of intransigence that is in sharp contrast to the attitude of the other parties to the talks.

It is in this context that we feel compelled to speak and point out some of the basic misconceptions in the Government position paper and its whole approach to the HLRF. These misconceptions include:–

1. Approach to the idea of “Revitalization”: Given the widely accepted view that implementation of the ARCSS (Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan) has stalled, to put it mildly, one of the key stated aims of the HLRF is to revive and modify the Agreement to reflect current reality and help reverse its failure to stop the conflict in the country.

This entails “amendments of key elements of the ARCSS to reflect the current political and security challenges facing the country” as correctly stated by the TROIKA (17.12.2017). The Government of the Republic of South Sudan should not insist on “not renegotiating the ARCSS” if it is serious about bringing peace and alleviating the suffering of our people.

In order to breathe new life into the peace process, key elements of the agreement will need to be amended/renegotiated.

2. Veto: No one party should have a veto to the peace agreement/process. The international community should assess such a party carefully, and if its position is deemed to be unreasonable, then there must be consequences for that party.

The Government’s threats to derail the process should be assessed in that context.

3. Participation: In a further indication of its lack of seriousness, the Government has included in its delegation individuals who have been sanctioned for their well-evidenced role in obstructing peace in the country. We hope that this is not an expression of the Government’s intentions towards the success of the HLRF.

4. Parallel Initiatives: All parallel initiatives by the Government are a distraction to achieving real peace and a deliberate strategy to deflect attention from the total failure to bring peace to, and govern, the country. These include: the national dialogue, unification of SPLM, the creation of 32 states in the country.

The ONLY way to achieve peace is through an internationally supervised and independent peace process involving all stakeholders – not through processes spearheaded by a Government that has been shown, time and again, to
be targeting and callously killing its own innocent citizens.

5. Failed Government: The Government’s claims to legitimacy are tenuous, to say the least, and totally unjustified. It has long since discarded the rule of law and constitutional legitimacy, given that ARCSS has collapsed in all but name.

The Government has failed and deliberately sabotaged the ARCSS; it has failed to govern the country; it has failed the people of South Sudan and it is responsible for the worst humanitarian catastrophe on earth.

A government that does not care about the suffering of its people and has wrecked the economy does not deserve to remain in power. Moreover, without the principal peace partner since July 2016, the current transitional government is illegitimate and it has retained power through the use of brutal military force.

Therefore, it should give way to a new inclusive transitional national government that will make a fresh start and bring much needed hope to the people of South Sudan.

Federico Vuni
Chairman, ECO-UK
Email: federicovuni58@gmail.com
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Commemoration of the 4th Anniversary of Dec/15/2013 Juba Nuer Genocide

From: NUER COMMUNITY GLOBAL BOARD (NCGB), DEC/10/2017, SSN;

Nuer Community Global Board (NCGB) is a universal body comprising of Nuer Community Leadership across the globe. On this date, the NCGB Organisation is hereby informing the Nuer community leadership and its members, as well as the general public about the upcoming December 15, 2017 commemoration.

The fourth anniversary of Juba Nuer GENOCIDE, “December 15, 2013, is the day when the Nuer Genocide and other ethnic cleansing among South Sudanese nationals were introduced in South Sudan” by the very government. From December 15th – 19th, 2013, the Nuer tribe of South Sudan had straightaway lost more than twenty thousand 20,000 innocent lives including children, women, unarmed men and elderly people from the hands of South Sudanese President in Capital Juba.

Nuer as a tribe was targeted according to their ethnicity and identity (i.e. their traditional six marks on the forehead and Language).

It was very destructive for President Kiir to train a private militia from his own Dinka tribe without the knowledge of other government officials that held from other 63 tribes, simply to use them against Nuer and other minor tribes.

December 15, 2013 Juba Nuer Genocide is beyond description, it was not only an evil act; it was an event that was full of atrocities similar to the “1994 of The Rwandan Genocide”.

Chalk and Jonassohn defined Genocide as murder, attempted murder, sexual violence, torture, impaling, slicing tendons, cutting off breasts, and disemboweling pregnant women, among other acts of brutality”.

Whereas the Nuer tribe were brutally killed in a very humiliating way, including burning children alive, people buried alive, women being forced to eat their husband’s dead flesh, gang rapes and boys being castrated. Additionally, their bodies were being collected around the city using trucks to be dumped into the river and into mass graves.

The evidence above indicated that the AU report was unfair and due to the fact they defined this brutality as a “massacre”, while many reports indicate this as exceeding the level of “massacre” and reached that of ”genocide”.

Moreover, the main purpose of this statement is to increase awareness and instruct the community on how the fourth anniversary of December 15, 2017 will be globally commemorated. The NCGB is urging its members from all corners of the world to wisely follow these instructions in accordance.

Significantly, the commemoration will take place in two consecutive days, which will be Friday of December 15, 2017 and Saturday of December 16, 2017, where these two days will be for prayers, and services ceremony respectively.

In addition, our global leaders have agreed to use the same logo (new logo) on the commemoration dates. It is therefore recommended that every Nuer community member that is attending the ceremony wear a print T-shirt that has the new logo both in the front and back printed.

Our ultimate goal is to educate South Sudanese nationals, and the entire world about the “December 15, 2013, Juba Nuer Genocide” and feasibly recognise it as a national ceremonial day for South Sudan and calling for it’s amendment into the constitution.

Because, once it’s put into the constitution, it will help in preventing further atrocities by the government from being practiced on other tribes or groups in the future. As this ‘GENOCIDE’ will be used by other countries in the continent, as well as the world in general as a reference.

Last but not least, the NCGB leadership is sending its condolences to the families of victims who had been brutally slaughtered by the Government of South Sudan in Juba December 15, 2013.

“We Will Never Forget December 15, 2013”
Thanks
Yours Sincerely;
Signed by;
1) Maduk Muon Kuony, both Chairman of NCGB and National Nuer Community of Australia.
2) John Gatloth Madeng, deputy Chairman of NCGB and National Chairman of Nuer Community in Sudan.
3) Sam Simon Mayen, Chairman of Nuer Community in South Sudan.
4) Mai Kaway Deng, Chairman of Nuer Community in Uganda.
5) James Gatwech Deng, Chairman of Nuer Community in Egypt.
6) Bol Duop Nyout, Chairman of Nuer Community in Kenya.
7) William Deng Chang, Chairman of Nuer Community in UK.
8) Wal Bichiok Wur, Chairman of Nuer Community in Netherlands.
9) Dak Pal, Chairman of Nuer Community in Norway.
10) Koat Diw Gach, Chairman of Nuer Community in Belgium.
11) Simon Tairdor Mach, Chairman of Nuer Community in Canada.
12) Puoch Jal Nyien, Chairman of Nuer Community in Ethiopia.
13) Simon Dang Mathiang, Chairman of Nuer Community in Denmark.

Author Kuir ë Garang launches his new book: “South Sudan: The Dying Optimist in Me.”

For Immediate Release: Book Launch & Presentation: South Sudan & the Crisis of Leadership
(Calgary, Alberta)

South Sudanese author, poet and political commentator, Kuir ë Garang, will be launching his new book, South Sudan: The Dying Optimist in Me, on December 15, 2017 (6 pm-8 pm) at Calgary, Alberta, Genesis Centre, Multipurpose Room A. He will also be hosting another event at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, on December 30, 2017 (3pm – 6pm).

Garang will be presenting and leading the discussion on the crisis of leadership, the ongoing civil war, and the possible way forward for the South Sudanese community at home and abroad.
Garang is a prolific author, poet and political commentator whose writings and research focus on South Sudanese politics, race issues, the horrors of war, and the challenges of living in multicultural societies.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from McGill University and a Master’s degree from Athabasca University, Garang has turned his negative experiences into externalized introspection. He attempts to advise the youth not to be discriminatory through his fair-minded and critical articles. He’s also a regular contributor to the Lagos-based Television Continental (TVC). He’s appeared on CBC Radio, featured on Calgary Herald and Winnipeg Free Press, and quoted in East African Newspapers regarding South Sudanese political issues.
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“We have been autonomous for nearly 10 years and independent for nearly five years but we’ve not put in place any semblance of institutional structures that make a nation functional. Kiir and Riek will sign the peace deal once each one of them gets the required bargain. That’s all that matters to them — power.”
~Kuir ë Garang (quoted in The East African)

“The inspiration behind most of the poems in Twilight Murders, Garang’s eighth self-published book, were issues of identity and the refugee experience, whether it be in Kenya, Ethiopia or Calgary.”
~ Calgary Herald, 2016
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South Sudanese and all interested parties are invited to take part in this open intellectual environment to discuss some ideas about the ways forward in the South Sudanese community.
www.kuirthiy.com

NDM Forces Clashed with Government forces in Yeri, between Mvolo and Mundiri, Western Equatoria

THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM), NOV/28/2017
Press Release

The NDM forces in the Central Front under the command of A/Cdr. William Madit Francis engaged the enemy in Yeri yesterday, Monday the 27th, November.

The battle was a result of an unprovoked attack launched by the enemy on our troops. In the battle enemy was
repulsed leaving behind six (6) of its soldiers dead on the ground and our gallant forces captured nine (9) AK-47 rifles and other military Equipment.

The NDM revolutionary forces lost two martyrs and sustained (8) wounded in action. The attack comes at a time when Juba is talking about ceasefire, while escalating military confrontations against the revolutionary forces across the country.

The international community need to be cognizant about the fact that, the regime in Juba
is not interested in peaceful resolution of conflict in South Sudan and is determined to
pursue military option against the opposition forces. The dictator and his ethnocentric
regime must be diplomatically isolated and pressured to invest in peace. Glory
and honour to our fallen heroes and quick recovery to our wounded comrades.
Long live the struggle of our people
Long live South Sudan
A luta continua
Ambassador; Emmanuel Aban
For/ the Spokesman
National Democratic Movement (NDM)

Machar’s SPLA-IO Rebels behead two on Uganda-South Sudan border

By SCOVIN ICETA & FELIX WAROM OKELLO, Sat.NOV/25/2017, DailyMonitor, Kampala, Uganda;

MOYO- Gunmen suspected to be members of Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In-Opposition (SPLA-IO) have beheaded a clinical officer and a boda-boda cyclist on the South Sudan-Uganda border district of Moyo.

Police in Moyo confirmed that the two, a Ugandan and a South Sudan national, were killed while two others sustained serious injuries after being ambushed laid by suspected SPLA-IO rebels.

According to the police, the incident happened about three kilometres inside Uganda.

“I can confirm to you that one Ugandan (boda-boda) and staff of ARC had their heads cut off. The survivors who sustained injuries were rushed to Moyo Hospital for medical attention but our forces are already on the ground,” Mr Denis Ocircan, the Officer in Charge of Moyo Police Station said.

The border areas stretching from Kaya to Jale areas are under the control of SPLA-IO that is loyal to former South Sudan Vice President, Dr Riek Machar.

Police identified the dead as Julius Taban, 47, a clinical officer working with American Refugees Committees (ARC) providing health services in Internally Displace Peoples camps in Kajo-Keji County, South Sudan and Mr Muhammad Chandiga, 32, a Ugandan boda-boda rider and resident of Afoji village in Moyo Sub-county.

Mr Jackson Pena and Henry Geriga, both South Sudanese refugees at Morobi Zone II Camp in Palorinya Refugee Settlement camp in Moyo District are receiving treatment at Moyo Hospital.

Mr Rahiman Dubu, the brother of the late Chandiga said his brother had gone to pick the clinical officer from Jale checkpoint.

“The beheaded bodies were dumped in the bush while the heads were placed on the road. We found the body in the bush about 100 metres from the roadside,” Mr Dudu said.

The SPLA-IO Deputy Spokesperson, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel told Daily Monitor that the SPLA-IO does not attack civilians but protects them from the atrocities done by government forces.

“The incident that happened between Afoji and Jale is an act of cowardice and crime from government forces and their militias to destabilise civilians along the border so that the government of Uganda can blame the SPLA-IO,” Col Lam said.

South Sudanese in Diaspora thanks Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations

To: Her Excellency Nikki Haley- United States Ambassador to the U.N.

On behalf of the South Sudanese, we would like to thank you for your service to the global community in promoting international cooperation, peace, and security. The South Sudanese civil society group in the Diaspora would like to acknowledge your commitment to the people of South Sudan. As South Sudanese-Americans, we deeply appreciate your tireless efforts to bring a lasting peace to our country of origin.

Ambassador Nikki Haley, the South Sudanese civil society group sincerely applauds and commends you for your recent trip to South Sudan. Thank you for calling President Salva Kirr’s regime out for the suffering of the people of South Sudan; for telling him that the international community, and United States cares about South Sudanese lives. South Sudanese people support and appreciate the United States Government and the State Department for working with the parties to provide relief to the suffering people of South Sudan.

Ambassador Nikki Haley, as evidence by your trip, it is clear that the IGAD-led peace negotiations have not made any progress in bringing the war to an end. Tens of thousands of innocent South Sudanese have been killed and over seven million are displaced, with more than 100,000 IPDs living in dire conditions in UNMISS camps in Juba and around the country. President Salva Kiir, who has committed atrocious crimes against humanity, continues to defy the international community’s effort. It is time that international community stands up for the people of South Sudan and for the United States to take decisive leadership role in ending the civil war in South Sudan.

Lack of urgent action has the potential to destabilize the entire East African region, which could present a potential security threat to the rest of the world. The time has indeed come to help bring an end to what you have described as “senseless violence.”

South Sudan Community expresses their deep gratitude toward the American people and appreciates the United States Government for working with the parties to ensure lasting peace in South Sudan.

We thank you for your leadership and for making honest assessment of the situation. We ask you to take actions reflective of the concern you have expressed and witness.

NOV/01/2017

Respectfully,

Alliance for South Sudan in diaspora – Dr. George Phillip Imuro. imurot@yaoo.com
Equatoria Community USA – Lojing Rugang
Global Partnership for Peace in South Sudan – Theresa Samuel, gappss.info@gmail.com
Human Rights activists – Simon Deng, sdengkak@yahoo.com
Nile Peace Development Relief Agency USA – Dr. Gatluak Deith, gatluakdieth757@gmail.com
Nuer American Christian Network USA – Rev. James Dak Rut, james.rut.rev@wisynod.org
Nuer Community USA – Michael Gai Chokchok
Pashodo Community Mutual Assistance Association (PCMAA) – William Atillio Ator, upernile@gmail.com
South Sudan International Advocacy for Human Rights (SSIAHR) – Peter Gatkuoth W. Kuel, peterkuel@yahoo.com
Western Bahr el Ghazel Community USA – Rabeh Dimbiti, westernbahr@gmail.com

CC:
U.N. Secretary General, António Guterres
U.N. Security Council
United States President, Donald J. Trump
U.S. congress

Kiir’s Juba regime forces using starvation of civilians as method of combat in Yei River State

On Friday 13-10-2017, a convoy of humanitarian agencies operating in Yei attempted to deliver humanitarian consignment to SPLM/A (IO) controlled areas where most of the civilians have taken shelter, but it was blocked by Kiir’s tribal and merciless security elements at Lutaya.

We are outraged at this disgusting and unacceptable denial of access to humanitarian corridors.

It is a clear indication that in addition to its scorched earth policy and ethnic cleansing, the regime in Juba is using starvation of civilians as a weapon of war.

On similar note, Juba regime continues to terrorize civilians through indiscriminate use of weapons.

On Saturday 14-10-2017 the brutal and murderous regime forces sneaked out of their base in Ombasi and invaded Wundukori village and the market square with usual intent to cause additional atrocities against the civil population in the area.

They sprayed bullets randomly in the market and the entire village causing panic among the civilians who have settled in the area and were carrying out their economic activities.

However, the gallant SPLA-IO forces in the area intervened to rescue the innocent civilians from their brutality thereby repulsing them and killing three on the spot.

We once again want to categorically condemn the government’s cowardly action of denying access to humanitarian agencies and its widespread attacks, torture and ill-treatment against civilians.

We call upon the United Nations right bodies to take serious measures against Juba regime for its non-compliance behavior to respecting and upholding the relevant provisions of the International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and the United Nations’ guiding principles of humanitarian emergency assistance.

The government must equally cease its continuous attacks against civilians and their objects, and should be reminded that humanitarian agencies have the right to cross conflict lines in a move to render humanitarian relief to the thousand victims of the situation regardless of their location of shelter.

PRESS RELEASE, 17/10/2017.
Lt. Col. Wayi Godwill Edward
Spokesperson, Office of the Governor
SPLM (IO) Yei River State.

Western Bahr-el-Ghazel-IO demands Federal system in South Sudan

Press Release:

The Government of Wau Federal State in Opposition, would like to make it clear to the public that, major issues, which let the people of Western Bahar Ghazal WBG to take guns and raise against the government in Juba, are land and the marginalization issues. The below are the demands that considered to be fundamental to the people of the Wau Federal State. The demands that they are fighting in order to achieve and there shouldn’t be comprises on any one of them.

The demands are as follow:

1. A federal system of governance should be implemented in the Republic of South Sudan, by creating states’ own executive, legislative, judicial, and security organs.
2. Wau to be a separate and an independent federal state with its border as it stood on January 1, 1956.
3. The soil of Wau Federal State to be consist of six counties, Bagari, Bessilia, Kpaile, Kuajina, Udici and Wau county, in their boundaries as they stood on January 1, 1956.
4. Wau should be both a county and a capital of the federal state
5. All the grabbed lands, the public lands in particular, which have been illegally distributed to the government officials, especially to non-citizens of Wau state, particularly during the period of the former Governor Rizik Zachariah Hassan, should be backtrack to their lawful ownership.
6. The cattle grazing in the state should be restricted, organized and regulated, to avoid the destruction of the agricultural farms.
7. The state natural resources should be placed under the authority of the government of Wau Federal State
8. The interest of the indigenous tribes of Wau Federal State should be safeguarded and here the indigenous tribes are identified as the Fertit of Wau and Lou of Wau.
9. The indigenous tribes of Wau Federal State should take the lead in any allocation of the public office and local business opportunities.

The government of Wau Federal State in Opposition would like to reaffirm its position of standing behind Dr Riek Machar Deny, the Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/A-IO to fight, in order to achieve the above mentioned demands and further to realize democracy, rule of law, accountability, and lasting peace in the Republic of South Sudan

Hon. Dominic Ukelo
Governor of Wau Federal State in Opposition
October 4, 2017

To US Pres. Trump: Declare Pres. Kiir an illegitimate president

SEP/23/2017;

Dear President Trump:
We, the South Sudanese civil societies in diaspora, express our deep concern for the ongoing crisis in South Sudan and the continuing intentional displacement and bombardment of the civilian population that has caused severe famine and displacement of citizens in all regions of South Sudan: Pagak, Maiwut, Wau chollo, Malakal, Jonglei Equatoria Bentiu and West Bhar Elgazel.

For that reason, SSIAHR, and ASSDA recommend that all leaders of the South Sudanese government be sanctioned, restricted in their moment and that their assets be frozen.

We recommend the sanctions in order to provide relief to the suffering people of South Sudan.

Four year have passed since the conflict started in Juba, South Sudan.

It is certain that the IGAD-led peace negotiations have not made any progress in bringing the war to an end.

Tens of thousands of innocent South Sudanese have been killed and over four million are displaced, with more than 100,000 IPDs living in dire conditions in UNMISS camps in Juba and around the country.

President Salva Kiir, who has committed atrocious crimes against humanity, continues to defy the international community since the beginning of the civil war in South Sudan by attacking UN Camps in Jonglei on April 17, 2014 and Malakal on Feb 18, 2016 and by continuing to displace millions of civilians around the country and by destroying the August 17, 2015 peace agreement this July 8, 2016, and by the recent bombardments in Wau Chollo using Egyptian Antonov.

Salva Kiir’s actions will cause South Sudan to continue to spiral into devastating war with an unprecedented loss of lives.

There is little doubt that this war will continue to intensify if the United States government does not take a decisive leadership role to end the war in South Sudan.

Some IGAD members, such as Uganda, Kenya and now the Egyptian bombardment are directly involved in the war in various capacities which makes it impossible for them to end the conflict in an effective way.

Meanwhile, the war in South Sudan has the potential to destabilize the entire East African region, which could present a potential security threat to the rest of the world.

The South Sudanese activists and faith-based communities will rally on September 23 & 25, 2017 at the U.N Headquarter New York.

We are appealing to U.N Secretary General the United Nations Security Council, U.S President Donald trump and US Congress to take the leading role in sanctioning the South Sudanese government by:
** freezing all of its assets and to refer President Salva Kiir to the International Criminal Court for the genocide of ethnic Nuer civilians on December 15, 2013;
** the bombardments of Wau Chollo;
** the massacre of Nuer civilians at the UN camps in the state of Jonglei on April 17, 2014;
** the attacks on Shilluk and Nuer civilians in the UN camps in Malakal, and the continued killing; the continuing massacre of the West Bhar Gazal people in Wau which began on June 24, 2016;
** the targeting killing of Equatorians people;
** the daily rape and displacement of Nuer civilians in Bentiu;
** the unknown gunman who terrorized citizens in Juba including activists, foreigners and journalists Christopher Allen.

We, therefore, recommend that the U.S. make the following resolution:
• Declare Salva Kiir an illegitimate president who must step down to allow peace in the nation and for his role in the genocide of ethnic Nuer civilians in Juba, Malakal Shilluk, Wau fertit, and Parjok Acholi, now Pagak Maiwut and in other states as was former President of Ukraine Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych for the killing of 200 citizens of his country.
• Ensure justice and accountability for the gross violations of human rights committed by Salva Kiir’s regime in order to end the culture of impunity in South Sudan.
• Impose targeted sanctions on the government of South Sudan—including freezing all assets, as well as an oil and arms embargo.
• Assist the international community in providing humanitarian assistance (healthcare, education, food and shelter) to the war affected areas in South Sudan.
• Assist UNMISS to increase protection and exclude Kenya, Uganda and Egypt from UN protection because of their participation in the war and allowed the government to kill and rape women and kidnap South Sudanese citizens that are under their protection.
• We strongly recommend use of force on South Sudan Government to achieve peace and stop displacement of thousands people to neighboring countries

Sincerely,–
***Alliance for South Sudan in diaspora – Dr. George Phillip Imuro. imurot@yahoo.com

***Human Rights activists Simon Deng –sdengkak@yahoo.com

***Chollo Community USA- William Atillio Ator

***Equatoria Community USA-Lojing Rugang

***Nuer Community USA -Michael Gai chokchok

***Nuer American Christian Network USA- Rev James Dak Rut

***Nile Peace development Relief Agency USA- Dr Gatluak Deith

***Western bhar el Ghazel Community USA-Rabeh Dimbiti

***South Sudan International Advocacy for Human rights-Peter Gatkuoth W kuel- peterkuel@yahoo.com

U.N Headquarters New York,
South Sudan International Advocacy for Human Rights
P.BOX.634 Kent, WA 98035

U.N Secretary General
U.N Security Council
United States President Donald Trump and US congress

Wau State Governor-in-Opposition calls for resistance against Kiir’s terror

My dear Great people of Western Bahar Ghazal, allow me, please, to wish you all my heartfelt revolutionary greetings.

On many several occasions in the history of the Western Bahar Ghazal region, the existence of our people was threatened by the enemy of peace. As an example, in 1986, while the former Western Bahar Ghazal State WBGS Governor, Dr. Lawrence Wol Wol, was in power, the so-called Dinka Community had planned what could be termed as Dinka Dominance Policies in the area.

It was intended for dominating the public positions and the resources of the state, in which Dinka militia killed, looted and burnt houses, including the attack on Taban village in March 17, 1986, where the Dinka militia killed five persons, looted properties, and burnt 15 houses.

Today, the Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) emerged as a new driver to the Dinka domination policy, funded by president Salva Kiir Mayardit, and enforced by some traitors, for example Brigadier Rizik Zachariah Hassan, the former WBGS governor.

During his term, governor Rizik tried to silence the voices of the Western Bahar Ghazal people by shooting to death on the peaceful protesters on December 8, 2012 and December 9, 2012.

Fortunately, the people of Western Bahar Ghazal protect themselves always and come together if subjected to any type of threats.

While it is still unclear which way the new government in Wau will rule, one thing is clear, that Salva Kiir’s aggressive standing in the Western Bahar El Ghazal region has terrorized innocent civilians.

Today the unity among the people of Western Bahar Ghazal has become solid, and they are more organized politically and militarily, hence capable of defending themselves professionally as never before.

We, the government of Wau Federal State in Opposition, would like to assure our citizens that this time around we will retaliate, if our people’s dear lives are put under threat, their safety is in jeopardy or their security is undermined.

We call upon our people, to be proactive and raise up their voices.

We call upon our intellectuals to enlighten our civilians concerning the potential threats coming from the new administration in Wau.

Moreover, we call upon our people to support our freedom fighters, to enable them prepare more professionally to protect and defend our innocent civilians back home.

May God protect and bless you all.

Hon. Dominic Ukelo
Governor of Wau Federal State in Opposition
September 20, 2017