Why South Sudan Army must overthrow Kiir now to save the nation

QUOTE: “A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can’t find in an army without morale,” JALAL TALABANI.

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: APR/18/2014, SSN;

Surely, here is a historic and heroic opportunity for the South Sudanese Army to timely intercede by overthrowing the failed Kiir junta and save the nation from bleeding to death.

Our independence has become meaningless as South Sudanese are viciously killing each other perhaps much more than the enemy jellaba Arab northerners were doing.

Waiting for IGAD to broker and bring peace for us is like waiting for the biblical ‘manna’ from Heaven, it never comes; the fighting men and women can bring the war to a quick end.

Historically, military coups become justifiable and even legal, when either the leadership supposedly ruling the country or the circumstances prevailing in the nation do not any longer justify the continuation of the government in power, regardless whether this enfeebled government was previously ‘elected’ or not.

Now, in our current predicament, president Kiir and the ruling SPLM party have become utterly incapable of reaching resolution on the worsening crises in the country and on good governance of the nation, so, an intervention by the Army would certainly offer a better alternative.

Interestingly, an American political scientist, Jay Ulfelder, who theorizes and forecasts political development and instability, places South Sudan 20th among 30 top countries where he predicts a possible coup d’etat might happen in 2013.

In our particularity, if indeed a typical military coup d’etat had occurred, it’d be described correctly as a ‘democratic coup d’etat’ whereby a segment of the state apparatus (Army), for the sake of stability, colludes to displace the government from its control of the state.

Accordingly, the significant features uniquely applicable in support of this ‘democratic coup d’etat’ in our nation includes the following:
a)- the military response is endorsed by popular opposition to the ruling regime;
b)- it’s staged against an authoritarian and totalitarian leader;
c)- the military oversees free and fair elections shortly afterwards;
d)- the military transfers power to new democratically elected leaders ending the coup.

At this critical juncture our nation is in, it’s clear that president Kiir has reached the status of Egypt’s Hosny Mubarak or Ethiopa’s Mengistu, as his (Kiir’s) regime has become dictatorial, murderous and unpopular, so, whilst South Sudanese are genuinely yearning for democracy, Kiir and cohorts are not true democrats.

As Prof. Taban Loliyong recently remarked, “Kiir opted to sow divisions to cover up his own incompetence and to strengthen his hold on power.” (Daily Nation, Kenya, Sept, 2013)

Obviously, with the increasingly spreading groundswell of opposition across the country against the Kiir regime and also the increasingly obvious unhappiness of foreign supporters of the nation, the urgency of such a military putsch can’t be over emphasized.

Reiterating the justification for a coup d’e’tat, it must be pointedly stated here that the on-going national rebellion by the SPLM-In-Opposition Army is unwinnable by either side and any further escalation of the civil war or obfuscation of the peace talks by Kiir’s junta only exacerbates the national predicament.

Unfortunately, what is emerging now is that the morale of the National Army (SPLA) is slowly and surely breaking down, due to the fact that the Army isn’t representative of the entire nation.

The ruling SPLM party, to say the least, is now functionally dead, polluted only by sycophants and deadwood; likewise, the SPLA, the supposed national army, its current command is under ‘yes-bany’ doggy and murderous generals.

Military coups are not unique in modern African history and they usually take place when the political clique ruling the country fails in managing the affairs of the nation.

In neighboring Uganda, the despicable Yoweri Museveni himself usurped power through a coup, so are other African leaders from Guinea to Rwanda and up to Madagascar.

Certainly, it can be intelligently conjectured that there are many within the officers corps of the South Sudanese Army who over the last 9 years of Kiir’s failed junta have genuinely become disillusioned by the gross misrule and the resurgence of yet another ethnocentric war in the nation.

More so, the hopes of the nation specifically depends on the more educated and more enlightened officers, like those real military school graduates, not just the rag-tag tribal and illiterate generals that Kiir ill-advisedly promoted to abet him in his current misrule.

The longer president Kiir and his cohorts are allowed to persist with their evil plans, the worse will become the ever-increasing ethnic divide, hatred and national disintegration of South Sudan nation.

For instance, Kiir’s formation of the murderous Dinka-only so-called Presidential Guards ostensibly from his own home area was definitely a contravention of the rules and mandate of the Army.

Even by Kiir’s own confession after the December 15 massacre of the Nuer and the start of this civil war now raging across the country, Kiir blatantly told the nation that despite the objections of the former Defence minister and the current SPLA Chief of Staff, he, kiir, proceeded with instituting the Presidential Guards.

How can the army just look on while the president unilaterally contravenes the Army modus operandi and breaks down the morale of the Army?

That evidently explains why Machar’s ragtag army is inflicting so many defeats against the national army. This cannot be allowed, never!

A military coup might hopefully also resolve the current paralysis concerning the issue of the interim period government without either Kiir or Machar, a notion also being peddled by the peace brokers in Addis.

Moreover, better still, the military junta will be transitory, composed of technocrats only who aren’t tainted by the infamy of the SPLM, and empowered to bring peace and draft a new constitution for the nation.

But of course, as typical of a military putsch, the new military leaders must take the first steps of abolishing or suspending the current one-man constitution, then dissolving both national houses of legislature and all states parliaments and all other deadwood and money-eating commissions, embassies, etc…etc…

In retrospect, we’re fully aware that all these impotent and redundant so-called national institutions were merely set up to accommodate the thieving SPLM cadres to the grievous detriment of the oppressed peoples of South Sudan.

Finally, as South Sudanese, we must sincerely accept that historically we have had little or no time to consensually coalesce as a One-People-One-Nation’ in our evolution from slavery to nationhood.

Even though we came first time together as ‘Southern Sudanese’ in the famous 1947 Juba Conference, we were never allowed to fully or firmly bond together as we sooner than later broke up and became exploited and mentally enslaved once again by our jellaba Arab North colonizers.

Once again, during the famous Anya Nya war, we solidified our nationalism but, once again, we quickly succumbed to jellaba Arab exploitation as both Abel Alier and Joseph Lagu once again failed our march to nationhood as ‘One-People-One-Nation.’

And again now, the Kiir-Machar animosity, overtly epitomized by the deadly and uncompromising Dinka-Nuer ethnic fratricide has once again let down our nation-building experimentation. We aren’t yet a ‘One-People-One-Nation.’

What is needed, seriously, is a new political dispensation in the form of ‘Balkanization’ of South Sudan akin to what happened to Yugoslavia.

Yes, the new constitution to be drafted during the interim period must fundamentally embody the creation of a three-states federalism (Greater Equatoria, Greater Bahr el Ghazel and Greater Upper Nile), so that we can slowly build that much needed national consensus to become a truly ‘One-People-One-Nation.’

Seriously, if the Army and the elitist officers don’t intervene sooner to save the nation and expeditiously bring the political paralysis to an end, South Sudan will just be a clear carbon copy of the Democratic Republic of Congo or Somalia.

Even a Liberian mere army sergeant Samuel Doe did it. Our Equatorian own son, Iddi Amin, did it in Uganda, in 1971; the question is where are the Lieutenant-Generals and Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals now lost in the pursuit of the mighty dollar????

Must we now regret that our 2 million martyrs were lost for nothing, or perhaps, as some cynics are seriously asking, ‘why did we ever break away from Sudan in the first place?’ END

89 Comments

  1. alex says:

    Dear Editor?
    This is were we South Sudanese clearly knows that you people are undemocratic but you continue to sing democracy without practising it. President Kiir brought the rebels fighting South Sudan after the independence home. He was a unifying person. President Kiir included people from different political parties in his cabinet. When president Kiir tried to suspend the former minister of finance and the cabinet minister to investigate the issue of corruption in the government, Riek and Amum were opposed to the move.
    If we consider the countries in the region South Sudan is better in upholding democratic principles compared to Sudan, Somalia, Eretria, Ethiopia, Rwanda and even Uganda. There were incidence were members of human right were mishandled but by who is not known up to now. Whether is done by those who were planning to rebel to damage the image of the government is Unknown. Riek and the group were in the government and up to now they are not able to tell the wrong thing President Kiir did. Riek says he went to bush because his life was threaten in Juba. What he say was there was no reform in the SPLM as a party. So if his issue was lack of democracy in SPLM the best thing for him would be to form his own party and contest for the presidency of the country as Lam Akol did. The killing taking place now is carried by Riek’s white army. You have seen or heard what has been done in Bor, Bentue, Malakal and Akobo by Riek’s forces. Riek refuse to wait up to 2015 elections that is a defiance against our constitution. Riek now even is trying to ignore IGAD decisions. He is not hiding to the cease fire agreement. So for you to call the army to stage a coup is absurd and shows how undemocratic you people are. You are the worst lions just wearing a goat’s skin. What democracy will you people be able to bring if you are not abiding by the same constitution in which Riek was part of. You could even see the so called opposition army how they are struggling in finding recruits from other tribes. They are taking the Nation into tribal lines. In the history of the world there is no country build on tribal basis. You need to know that SPLA is a national army and they will not be persuaded to take a coup. Democracy is slowly taking root in South Sudan despite of lack of institutions. The way forward is clear, if the rebels claim to be popular, any party or any body think the government is not popular he/she is popular, lets agree to IGAD mediation peace and we go for elections. So to conclude the army is there to protect the unity of the country, the civilians and the country from foreign aggression. It is becoming clear and clearer every day and day that the opposition is taking us back to Khartoum though they are denying. Our generals are nationalistic and they will not and will not destroy the nation they bought it by their blood to stratify the needs of people who have a hidden motives. Their hidden motive is to take power in the country. To tell you clearly, there is no party which enjoys popularity as SPLM. You have witnessed it in the mobilisation currently taking place. People are will to pour their blood to save the constitution of this country. If the army take a coup then they will be on the wrong site or not with the population. So no army will put themselves in such difficult situation. You call for a coup is another sign that the opposition has no more options but they should accept the advice of IGAD who are trying to bring peace into our country.

    ALEX

    • arabbmoi says:

      We need kiir to be thrown out soon.

    • Nikalongo says:

      Editor,

      You must be joking. Which army are you talking about? There is a Dinka Kiir and a Nuer Riak Militia Army now engaging each other in the battle for supremacy in the bushes, settlements and towns in the greater Upper Nile region. They cannot overthrow themselves. Second, you do not expect salvation to come from savages trained to kill women and children in their sleep. If you have influence over your Dinka and Nuer friends, tell them to mobilise their people to sue for peace instead of preaching vengeance. Dinka and Nuer deserve better. They must put pressure on their leaders to act in the interest of peace. There is a tendency on this website to portray Kiir and Riak as national leaders. They are not. These are simply modern tribal elders/leaders fighting for interests of their communities and their friends in between.

      Editor, I am disappointed that you of all people is a believer in the power of the gun. I expected more in the way of democracy from you. There is no reason for people to shoot their ways to the presidency or any other elective office. We must believe in the abilities of the electorate. People who have grievances should take their complains to the electorate. To tell you the truth, Riak has lost more in succumbing to the temptation of an arms struggle with Kiir than he would have, had he chosen to act differently. 62 tribes cannot see differences between the two rogue gentlemen. Riak had the opportunity from his hideout to condemn the killings in Juba and call for a UN sanction investigations. Outside the Nuer and Dinka heartlands, people do not see the difference between Kiir and Riak. They are all people from hell and deserve to be taken to the Hague, locked up and keys to their cells given to Lucifer.

      Editor, I am of the opinion that, Riak can still redeem himself and become a formidable candidate to the presidency. Here is why. His negotiators should negotiate for a strictly monitored free space by the Troika, AU and IGAD leading to a free and fair elections. This space will allow him to sell himself to the electorate outside Nuerland. As things stand now, SPLM under Kiir is busy monopolising that space.

      TO NIKALONGO,
      WHILE I DO ACCEPT YOUR CRITICISM, I WANT TO START BY QUOTING THE SAYING THAT ‘SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO USE FIRE TO PUT PUT OUT A FIRE,’ LIKE WHAT YOU DO WITH BUSH FIRES.
      THE INITIATION OF A MILITARY COUP HAS MANY REASONS AND IT HAS HAPPENED IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES WHERE THE SOLDIERS FROM THE SAME ETHNIC GROUPS HAVE DEPOSED PRESIDENTS OR PRIME MINISTERS FROM THEIR VERY OWN TRIBES OR REGIONS.
      AS I MENTIONED IN MY ANALYSIS, WE HAVE LEADERS IN SOUTH SUDAN WHO AREN’T DEMOCRATS IN A SUPPOSEDLY DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTIONALISM. SO, TO RESTORE THAT, SOMETIMES A TRANSITORY ‘MILITARY INTERVENTION’ CAN BE ACCEPTABLE TO DEPOSE THE RULING SYSTEM SO THAT THE COUNTRY CAN REFOCUS AND REDIRECT THE SYSTEM ON A TRULY DEMOCRATIC PATH.
      TODAY, MR. NIKALONGO, YOU’RE FULLY AWARE GHANA IS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, BUT DO YOU REMEMBER HOW MANY COUPS HAD TAKEN PLACE FOR IT TO REACH ITS PRESENT STATUS?
      MY GENERATION WHO WITNESSED KWAME NKRUMAH COME TO POWER AFTER ENDING COLONIALISM WOULD EVENTUALLY BE SEVERELY DISILLUSIONED HOW SUCH A REVOLUTIONARY AND HIGHLY RESPECTED GIANT OF AFRICA WOULD SO ABYSMALLY FAIL THE ENTIRE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND ITS PEOPLE AND BECOME A KILLER OF HIS OWN PEOPLE.
      OF COURSE, NEITHER KIIR NOR MACHAR WOULD COMPARE IN ANY TINY BIT TO NKRUMAH, BEN BELLA, SEKOU TOURE AND OTHERS IN THAT GENERATION OF REVOLUTIONARY AFRICAN FIRST PRESIDENTS BUT THEY ALL BECOME TYRANTS AND ALL GOT OVERTHROWN FROM POWER IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES BY SOLDIERS WHO’D LATER HAND THE POWER TO CIVILIANS…CALL IT ‘DEMOCRATIC COUPS.’
      WHY NOT KIIR BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, ACTUALLY IT’S MUCH TOO, TOO, LATE ALREADY.
      BEST REGARDS, BROTHER, AND THANKS.
      EDITOR

      • Nikalongo says:

        Editor,

        Fighting fire with fire is Nuer Riak’s response to Dinka Kiir. That fire is consuming Nuer and Dinka in thousands and displacing thousands more. Is that what we want and fought for? The solution to the problem rest squarely with Dinka and Nuer elders, politicians and the youths. We others are mere observers. There are attempts to drag other communities into the mayhem but it is not succeeding. In most parts of Equatoria unlike Upper Nile and Bahe-el-ghazal, wealth have no legs. People have invested in their crops and rebuild lives. Communities have built or are building self help schools and dispensaries. Settling down is the vision. War is the last thing people want there. There is a belief here that war is tribal and should be contain where it belongs. UPDF is here to ring fence Equatoria from the savagery of the Gogrial and Akobo militia soldiers and prevent influx of refugees into Uganda.

        Editor, the many coups you quoted were products of cold war politics. They actually serve to retard developments in those countries. In addition, their armies had different configurations from our own basically tribal militia army. A Dinka General overthrowing Kiir is as impossible as a Nuer General overthrowing Riak. The best is for the two communities to come to their senses. Stop the nonsense war and make peace.

        • AW Joseph says:

          Dear Editor
          Ignore this opportunistic individual. He/she is a pest and parasite to our country.
          NIKALONGO does not know her/his country’s (Uganda) history. Their current president Museveni came to power in 1986 after been in the bush for five years. He lost the Ugandan general election of 1981 to Milton Obote which Museveni claimed was rigged and launched a rebellion.
          What makes NIKALONGO “Yaa Saramuta” the political prostitute think the same shouldn’t happen in our Country.
          Please, I have always said to you go back to your country and leave us alone.

          • Nikalongo says:

            Joseph,

            Abusing me is not going to help. It only help the public to understand the kind of personality inhabiting ur body. If u had a better solution to the conflict, you would by now be helping the Nuer and Dinka from murdering themselves? Those advocating for more bloodshed like you are the beneficiaries of this war. Joseph, whether u like or not bloodthirsty savages masquerading as democrats whether from Gogrial or Akobo will not be allowed to replicate the destructions in Malakal, Bor and Bentui in any settlements in Equatoria, Juba included. Their (Dinka and Nuer) wars will be contained in their backyards.

            How Museveni came to power is an issue for Ugandans. As an Equatorian, the UPDF presence is a cause of celebration. They will be around until such a time when Equatoria is in position to defend her boarders from marauding intruders trained to kill women and children in their sleep. You are free to abuse as much as you can knowing well that the insults will not alter situation on the ground. Equatoria remains a no go zone to murderers and their admirers like you.

          • Yanga says:

            AW Joseph, when you start insulting in a forum like this, you give out your true colour – you are from the group of losers who have small brains and hot tempers. When will you ever learn to be diplomatic and argue your case intelligently rather than resorting to obscenities?

        • AW Joseph says:

          NIKALONGO + YANGA. I am more civilized than both of you. I do not accept hypocrites of your type. You call others savages, blood thirsty and so on…so…without the guts to remind yourself of how many millions of lives were sacrificed for our freedom.
          You do not need to be a rocket scientist to understand the suffering of the people caused by the SPLA/M since they gained control of South Sudan in 2005.
          We are robbed by our very own in a broad day light. We are denied our basic needs such as access to clean water, free medical care, education, security, etc.. yet few individuals like you who are the beneficiaries of the current rotten system are out there advocating for a democracy that does not exist anywhere just for protecting your personal interest at the expense of the oppressed majority.
          Shame on you for calling yourself Equatorian. I know Equatorians don’t speak or write this kind of words. Which diplomacy is there in South Sudan that you are talking of Mr Yanga? What do both of you know about JIENGE and SPLA?
          I make no apology for describing you with those rude words. You deserve worse than that.

          • Andrew Jenge says:

            Nikalongo, I think AW Joseph is right about you, I have been following your comments closely and I believe you are not an Equatorian! With all the atrocities that happened in Equatoria and committed by non other but Dinkocrats, you must be kidding us that there is peace and also praising UPDF. Did you know UPDF are withdrawing from South Sudan, and they have already withdrawn some of their forces secretly.

          • Nikalongo says:

            Joseph/Jenge, I agree with you W Joseph as being more civilised than me. If we had more of you, this nation would be a basket of peace and prosperity. I have not been a defender of the tribal Militia Army trained to kill people in their sleep. Those who killed innocent Nuer in Juba and Dinka in Bor are surely boodthirsty and savages. Call them Angels, Democrats, Human rights activists or whatever name that pleases you or make them look good. Equatoria I insist will remain a no go zone with assistance from Uganda if need be. We are used to being call Ugandans or Dor whenever we call for civilise ways of doing things. Joseph calls me Ugandan because I said Nuer and Dinka should not kill themselves. Remember even Barack Obama is calling for Dinka and Nuer to stop that nonsense. Is he Ugandan Joseph? So I do not have to a South Sudanese (in this case I am) to call for peace. We want peace for the Nuers and Dinkas and we want it now. The other day youths in Bor went on rampage killing defenceless civilians in UN camp. What do you say about that? When will our (Equatoria) youth attack the displacedd in Juba and other settlements? Never. We will not attack them but will educate them on the values of peace.

            Joseph/Jenge, truth be told, majority (99.9 %) of those who looted our country clean and killing their people (100 %) are SPLM/A members from greater upper nile and bahr-el-ghazal regions. Go to Uganda and Kenya to proof it. Universities in Kenya and Uganda are full of Nuer and Dinka. There is virtually a university students’ union from all the clans in Nuer and Dinka villages. Where is that money coming from? Can someone out there tell me whether there is a minting machine in Leer or Aweil? I suppose they are not the only ones who cherish education for their children. Yes AW Joseph, we are robbed by our very own Dinka and Nuer SPLM/A. Dinka Nhial was embracing Nuer Taban in Adis asking him about his family. They were doing well Taban answered. Were they doing well in Bentui Joseph? Stop the nonsense war and make peace so that your people can go home instead of sitting tight in the UN camps.

          • AW Joseph says:

            Personally, NIKALONGO I do not have problem with you even if you are Equatorian, Dinka, Nuer, a Ugandan or who ever has made South Sudan home. There is enough space for all of us to live in peace and harmony. I am not a bigot and do agree with you that as Equatorians we a peace loving people. However our peacefulness must not allow us to be trampled by the savages which enabled cheap people like Museveni to come around and pretend like our saviour while at the same time wishing us bad luck by support the most hated leader South Sudan has ever had in recent memory.
            What choice do we have NIKALONGO? If not Riek and the Nuer who else will stand in the way of this Jienge? My answer to you is the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Surely the Nuer are our friends not that because they are better than the Dinka but because they give the Dinka a test of their own medicine.
            What makes me lose my cool is my hatred for Museveni not the Ugandan people because he has had a hand in all our problems.
            My humble opinion is that if we need someone to come and help us end this cycle of violence, Uganda is not the country. Why? Because it was Museveni who was responsible for the death of Dr John Garang that made it possible for this idiot KIIR to come to power. Otherwise this chaos wouldn’t have happened had he lived to realise his dreams and vision.
            How dare Museveni boss in our country that he sent the UPDF to protect their interest! What interest?
            Uganda with its dangerous criminals, Thieves, greed, corruption and brutal repressive regime in the name of democracy is not the role model we want.
            I’m sure you are patriotic South Sudanese like me. When it comes to the defence of our dear motherland we should rise above our personal interest. The neighbouring countries should not take advantages of the weakness of the DINKA tribal government and make South Sudan a play ground for their domestic politics.

      • AJ says:

        Editor,
        you mean “dawa ya moto ni moto” Try that one too may be might work.

        AJ

        • Bol says:

          AW Joseph,
          “What choice do we have NIKALONGO? If not Riek and the Nuer who else will stand in the way of this Jienge?”
          You are really desperate ! start thinking about your next move as your pick horse has no chance of wining this race.

    • Lavina Lual says:

      I agree with the idea of military coup d’etat to over through kiir and group but it should be composed of neutral national army not composing dr riek and president kiir group so we can have peace.

      My second opinion is that my uncles the Equatorians should announce a federation composing of three Equatoria States. Meaning kiir should go back to warap or wau and riek will automatically come to upper nile-bentiu or Malakal and you will see both will start talking positive things and it is up to kiir and riek to make upper nile and bahr el gazal one nation or two diffrenet countries

  2. kajokeji says:

    Mr. Alex,
    You are a big dreamer! Please stop kidding yourself that IGAD will be your saviour. As far as I know most of the IGAD leaders are murderous, thieves, dictators, and would like the status quo for their selfish benefit. In fact, president Yuweri Museveni is the chief architiect of the current conflict in South Sudan by misadvising President Salva Kirr, so that he could loot the oil money of South Sudan. Today Museveni is the one handling the purse of South Sudan Government and he has the power to stop or perpetuate the conflict in the country. Given the current situation South Sudan, I hope that the masses recognise that it is their duty collectively to fight for their freedom. Certainly that freedom is not going to come via SPLM/A of Kirr and others for the this organization has proven beyond doubt that it is the enemy of the people. Mr. Alex, you have also said that the current mobilization shows that SPLM/A has a broad support of the people and I will tell you that you are death wrong. The mobilizers use threats and intimidation to enlist the people. For example, when Wani Igga was critically questioned by the youth of Kajokeji why they should fight for a system that had looted and forgotten them, his response was that the next time he return to Kajokeji, he will use force to recruit the youth. Again if your assertion were true, then their is no need for foreign troops in South Sudan, because Nuer alone cannot face all the tribes of South Sudan. Stop lying and misleading the people, just enjoy your loots from salva kirr.

    • alex says:

      Hi Kajokeji
      What you are saying that Uganda is the cause of the current problem in South Sudan is not true. For your information Uganda has its own oil. Our problems stem from young guys like you who are brain washed by people who have interest in our county that there is no democracy. We have done much in advancing democracy within this short period compared to other countries in the region. The current war is the struggle about people who want to give our recourses cheaply to those who have interest in it and people who have principles and philosophy that yes those who want our recourses give something back to our people. If you need oil give us technology so that tomorrow if oil get finish we have something to live on but these people do not want that to happen. They want us to continue to import Diesel, petrol from them from the same oil bought from us. To achieve their objectives they use our own unprincipled brothers to wage war on us in the name of democracy. They want us to be their friends while they do not want us to progress that is why some circles accuse us of turning to the far East. We should not be fooled brother. This war is not our own making but it is a struggle for survival and taking away of our resources without our people benefiting from it. So they found loose people without principles to wage war their own people in the name of lack of democracy. We should not be brain washed, yes there was corruption the question is were is that money now being kept. If these people were really for South Sudan, they would take this money back to the rightful owners South Sudanese people. They would even help to arrest these thieves or even name them so that next time our people will not make a mistake of electing them back into office but instead these countries have chosen to collaborate with these thugs. So are these real friends of people of South Sudan or they want us to suffer. This even makes us to question whether the whole issue is really rampant as it has been portrayed in the media. The same people preach corruption and the question is where is the 8billon these friends promise for rebuilding South Sudan. Have we as South Sudanese really find out whether the promised money was actual given or we just accept things literally. We talk of the money got from oil revenue during the interim period how much was that money and did we know how much money was spend for paying the army and the civil servants including the ghost people? That time we were in vulnerable situation did we know how much money was spent on buying tools for depending ourselves should Khartoum have renegaded from the peace which was sign. Is it wise for us as South Sudanese to force the government to tell how much money was spend on defence during that period. We should grow up brother not just follow singing corruption, corruption, corruption without knowing the facts. There are many NGO working in South Sudan what did they do? Where are the schools they build? We will be deceived to kill ourselves for nothing brother. I am not saying that there was no corruption but the level may be exaggerated. If they think our leaders are corrupt why don’t they build the schools or hospitals through the NGOs and by pass the government. We know very well for a year we did not sell oil but we continue to sing where are the schools, roads, hospitals and etc. Do you expect to use papers to build all those things or you think they are just thrown from heaven. The way we Africans are treated it is only people like you who do not know but this time we will not accept the same mistake of the past. They will continue to use their media to tell all the lies but we know who should lead us not their slave agents. We will not continue to import exercise books while we have a lot of papyri along the nile. If they want our recourses, they should give us the technology or otherwise we follow Angola
      About Igga visit to kajokeji brother rumours are danger to us. SPLM enjoys popularity if you think I am not telling truth let the war stop and people go for elections and we see the result. If you are still sleeping people are going ahead in South Sudan and will not listen to those nonsense. Turkey did it without Europe

      alex

      • kajokeji says:

        Hi Alex,
        Your cheap propaganda is only good to the naïve people, but not to someone like me who is well informed about SPLM/A. This evil organization founded by Dr. John Garang was to fight for Dinka domination of South Sudan. Hence, it is fundamentally a Dinka private enterprise. The few non Dinkas in the SPLM are just for window dressing and nothing else; those few beggars/outsiders/parasites have no influence whatsoever! To prove my point, Garang once revealed to “Vanity Fair” after 1991 Riak/Lam coup that, if he was forced or were to quit the his SPLM/A he would make sure that whoever comes after him will have to build it from scratch. What Garang meant was that SPLA belongs to him and the only heirs are Dinkas, not the likes of Dr. Riak or Dr Lam who are non Dinaks. So Mr. Alex, for you to deny the wickedness of SPLM/A simply proves that you are one of the heirs to this monster organization called SPLA/M or a deadly agent paid with blood money of South Sudanese. Anyway good luck in your effort to safe the dying horse/SPLM/A! Just be careful, let this organization not drag you to hell because it is terminally ill and no medicine to cure it.
        Kajokeji

        • alex says:

          Mr Kajokeji
          What you call evil organisation liberated you, your mother , relatives and country men. You could be the one called evil because you do not know the price paid for the liberation. So what ever you say or dream about SPLM/A will never happen and they will continue to govern the country whether you like or not. You will fill guilt and continue to fill guilt so long your relatives are practising their democratic rights and enjoying peace under SPLM/A protection. They are happy and one day they will tell you, our son you are wrong. You now have at least a country liberated by the people who you term evil. It is people like you who want to divide the country but all your plans will fail. Who will respect individuals who are still booked in tribalism. You belong to the old generation so no need to count on people like you. The new blood now are people who are looking forward for unity, nationalism, development and prosperity. Hatred is not our spirit because we know our unity is our strength. All the speeches of Dr John Garang were written down if you need copy, send your address and I will send you to read. You will deceive only people who did not know the history of the SPLM/A movement. So brother I am proud to belong to SPLM/A because we know what we stand for and what we want to do for people of South Sudan. If Iam a paid agent of SPLM/A I am very proud because it not money ill gotten. we never sold you people and we have never betrayed your dignity. You now walk in street head up because of SPLM/A . They have made it possible for you to have a country. Before you were a slave to Arabs in Khartoum without a Country. You were a slave in your own country but now if you come , you have a country. To tell you the truth its not me alone who belong to SPLM. My whole family and relatives are strong supporters of SPLM and SPLM is in my blood. Whatever the case may be I will and will continue to stand with SPLM and I do not think any body paid by SPLM money is receiving blood money. We can eat the money without any fear and if you come one time I will buy you cocoa cola to enjoy the fruits of the country that God has given to us all.

          Thanks I wish you happy Easter and God give you a heart of unity. Divisions now days is no longer acceptable in our pan Africanism Movement. You are welcome to join us in making united South Sudan and Africa.

          Alex

          • kajokeji says:

            Hi Alex,
            I am sorry when you claim that SPLA/M liberated me. No, the evil organization, didn’t liberate my family because what they fought for is for selfish ends and that is demonstrated with their record of absolute abuse of human rights. To tell you the truth, I am a my family is victim of SPLM/A; they have murdered a lot of important people in my family because they were too intelligent for them. By the way it is a member of my family who gave people like Garang the consciousness to dream of Dinka kingdom, otherwise what would a nomad know? You will be socked to learn the true history of South Sudan in regards to liberation, not the fake history of SPLA/M of 1983 by Garang bought with money from Abel Aler to set up a Dinka Kingdom. Very soon, you will know exactly who I am.

      • Lavina Lual says:

        When did our jieng have started to appreciate the views they mistreated very badly in Equatoria just because the Ugandan mercenaries have sabotage the Riek raid that was about to take over the country

        I thought the most hated people dinka dislike seeing in RSS are the Ugandans, Kenyans and my uncles Equatorians in their beautiful own home areas.

        Didn’t we jieng know that Uganda has got oil although some oil fields are still disputed over with the Rwanda borders-very interesting. Kumbe our jienge monsters know their interest very much

        • alex says:

          Dear kajokeji

          Stop pretending I know who you are very well and do not decieve your family where killed by SPLA. That is obslute lie. Name those you claim to have been killed. I know many people were resettled to other countries because of faking stories. I know few people who really had problem but you are not part of that group. There are some they went because of their own making. During the disagreement between Grang and Riek some individual took it as an opportunity to sollicitate money from Riek and Lam Akol group. So if you are thinking I do not know you brother you are lying.
          What I want is for us to practise civilized mordern political discussion not based on scapegoating other tribes or people. Greed is our main cause of problem in South Sudan and some people thought by removing the current goverment , they will be able to get jobs which is an achiavable dream. These guys and the group have hidden agenda I am quite sure if you take time to invistigate where you are now there are people raising money for Riek movement. I know you are green about what is taking place that is why you decided to put weight behind these tribalistic criminals. Example is the current killing in Bentue.

          Alex

  3. John Yugu says:

    Please, stop this Dinka prapaganda period!
    SPLM is only popular in Dinka control areas

  4. Eli says:

    Dear Editor
    Yes your suggestion for the creation of federalism is considerable, although I respectfully disagree in your suggestion that those military people currently serving in Kirr’s regime to overthrow and take over from the current system. It’s like you are saying; “when cows are being attacked by a group of lions, let a group of hyenas rescue the cows”. I think that will intensify the creation of warlords and anarchism. Instead we should encourage those so-called military officers especially those from Equatoria and Wau to switch sides and join the SPLA/M In Oppositions to bring an end to Kirr’s regime quicker. Although Dr. Riek Machar’s policies are not well defined at the moment but still it is better to bring to an end this dinka-dominated terrorist tyrannies, maybe let us try a Nuer or a non-dinka leader for a change.

  5. Thon Giei says:

    The Editor:
    Now you are preaching for democratic military coup to remove the government of kiir. It happened in Sudan in 1989 and up to date, democracy has never been exercised. Many South Sudanese have advocated and preached for many issues in including tribalism, Dinkocracy, Nuerocracy, land grabbing and campaigns against the settlement of IDPs . Now do we need to preach for Democratic military coup. It sounds like democratic SPLA.

    It seems our intellectuals in Diaspora are loosing direction and focus on real issues.

    Thon

  6. Abo Peter says:

    This is seriously a laughable joke! In fact reading through this article makes me feel like am reading through an assignment article written by a student, with just an imagined title, solely for the purpose of the instructor to check if he/she is/not capable of writing opinion articles, and not actually for a real practical purpose as you intended.

    I guess you know that we don’t have a cohesive army to execute that. The SPLA which is a collection of soldiers affiliated and loyal to only their tribal Generals, which when not there would not listen to any other General, cannot do that for that reason. Also, no tribe in our country will ever participate in an exercise that will depose their own son from the position of power, whatever the benefits of that exercise may be.
    Any coup attempt will always lead us to where we are at now.

    So, please keep fantasizing but keep it to yourselves!

  7. J.M says:

    Dear Editor,

    It is frustrating to see fellow innocent South Sudanese civilians dying in the current crisis and that is what compelled you to proposed a Military takeover of the Country to save the Country from the Government that is unable to protect civilians and rebels who are not able to take the Government by force. Suggesting a military takeover is not helpful at the moment but it will not be ruled out if all possible solutions currently being proposed by IGAD failed. In my opinion the best option is an Interim Government without Kiir and Riek. IGAD seemed to have failed to understand that achieving lasting peace in South Sudan can only be done through an Interim Administration without Kiir and Riek. Most Nuer have lost confidence in Kiir and the same can be said about Dinka with Riek Machar.

  8. Mathew Juan says:

    Mr. Alex
    “He was a unifying person. President Kiir included people from different political parties in his cabinet.”
    A ruling party is a party that has won an election, hence, the cabinet must have more ruling party ministers than from another party. So, what Kiir did to sacked all party members from cabinet is never a sign that SPLM is a ruling party.

    “Riek and the group were in the government and up to now they are not able to tell the wrong thing President Kiir did.”
    Here are the wrong things mr. Alex
    1. The constitution gives Kiir power to sacked governors in case of national security threat from their states. Kiir sacked Chol Tong and Taban while nothing threatening national security from their states. The person Kiir should have fired was Kuol Manyang whose state had the most threatening rebellion to national security. Also, Kiir knows an appointed caretaker is to be in office for 90 days, then allows citizens of a state to re-elect their new governor. Until now kiir maintained his dictatorial caretaker governors who have not stopped cattle and inter-clan feuds.
    2. It is ok for Kiir to suspend Alor, Kosti, and Pagan, but you don’t restrict their constitutional right to speak and move freely in the country. In Pagan case, Kiir had no right to appoint his friends to investigate him instead of following SPLM procedures of handling problems such as the chairman or NLC addressing Pagan’s case.
    3. SPLM constitution does not give a chairman to dissolve a party alone. It says only the congresses. Kiir violated SPLM constitution by dissolving the party. Kiir said it dissolved itself, but that was a lie because Kiir had been the reason the party was operating outside its legitimate term. He ignored calls to hold SPLM convention to elect new leadership in 2013 because he first decided to kick out Garang’s boys so he can reorganizes his own party the way he wants in order to win 2015 election.

    “Riek refuse to wait up to 2015 elections that is a defiance against our constitution.”
    Mr. Alex, you do not know SPLM affairs. Riek has never refused to wait. You have been misinformed. In fact, according to SPLM rules, only a chairman of the party can run for an election for president. So, if Riek is not SPLM chairman, he cannot run in 2015. What you have not been told correctly or you are refusing to hear is the fact that Riek, Nyandeeng, and Pagan were trying to run for SPLM chairmanship in SPLM party election for chairman. SPLM has a five years term for chairmanship. Kiir was elected chairman in May 2008 and his term was up in May 2013. When SPLM PB met in March 2013 to prepare agenda for the process of SPLM PB, NLC, REGISTRATION, AND CONVENTION in May 2013, Kiir frustrated all moves because Riek, Nyandeeng, and Pagan declared themselves to contest election of chairman in the convention. He ignored calls by Pagan for him to convene a meeting to prepare for the 2013 SPLM election until the date passed in May 2013. Because he lost support in the PB, he decided to dissolve party to sideline GARANG BOYS and he went ahead and reorganize the NLC and secretariats through governors instead of heads of secretariats in the states, then call NLC meeting in which he failed to unite the party via a good speech. He ended up insulting Riek and other leaders he was intending to sideline. So, instead of Kiir telling people the correct information that Riek was running for SPLM party election, he says riek is not patient and wants power before 2015. Kiir is not honest and intends to defy his political rivals in front of the people as he has done.

    Mr. Alex those are just a few examples which you intentionally overlook to say simply because of your hatred of Riek and Nuer in general.
    Kiir has failed to lead and he must step down. He must know Nuer voted for him in 2010. If he has turned against them by killing them as he did in Juba, then the Nuer are no longer seeing him as a legitimate president.

    • Lavina Lual says:

      Well said Mathew. I appreciate your truth speaking only in this way can our country go ahead.

      My little advise to you is please Ignore the dying horses for they know they are going today or tomorrow it does’nt matter but it is going to happen very sooner than we expect because all the symptoms of failure are up there!

  9. Okeny Lojuron says:

    Dear Editor, Calling the SPLA to stage a coup at this time is unwise. The army whose majority come from the Dinka and the Nuer is already divided. What we need most at this time is mental and attitude transformation from the Dinka and Nuer Brothers. You know well after independence how the Dinka were bragging that they were the sole people who brought freedom to the South. they were even openly calling Equatorians as foreigners. Unless such mental behavior change, we are in danger of sliding into more national crisis. Unity begins with the transformation of the heart, when people adopt the mindset of Christ, they develop attitude of humility and focus on love toward others. and for the politicians “he who wants to be a leader, must be the servant of the people, not a killer and a corruptor” God save our people from greedy politicians.

  10. Alier Gai says:

    Lex
    Thanks for highlighting the writer’s plot article into the patern of a logical organization. South will have peace when we open up for dialogue among us than guns as solutions. Coup or armed struggle to force in undemocratic will is a dead end game with no breakthrough at all. There will be nothing less if that culture is allowed to control human greatness of solving isues. Who will be then the wife to submit in to her husband if that is the case here? But the debilitating measures of a man are against the moral responsibilities with no business leverage to provide a lasting solution. Doubling problems through negligence is a sign of failure we put forward to replace the weak part of our thinking, which produces weak result. The author of this article is not in a good mood to comfort south sudan.

  11. Beek says:

    Why should the army overthrow? The government in Juba have to protect those NUer at UN Camp in Bor.

  12. Beek says:

    It is Nuer choice,there are conflicts everywhere in the WORLD.

  13. Charles says:

    Dear Editor

    I cannot go along with you on this one. There are no guarantee which way a military coups will take. Most miltary coups come with great hopes, but these hopes are dashed once the generals taste power and decide to stick it out and entrench themselves.

    The only way forward is to use the Liberia model where the international community takes over for a period of time, with specific mandates such as rewriting the constitution, reconstituting our army, and strenthen our insttitutions, and finally carrying out a fair and credible elections for a trully democratic governance. The sings are all there that country is now engaged in a civil war, and IGAD is not making any headway so far. Time the UN and the international community come in and take over South Sudan and make tempers cool down, bring about reconciliation and some healing. There is no way South Sudanese will be able to accomplish these on their own. The two groups are poles apart in their negotiating positions, unable to make compromises, and each believes that they can win by force. The longer we delay the more lives we shall be losing. Our leaders must be realistic enough to accept that the situation is out of control. This cycle of taking towns and retaking them again and again will continue, and worse still is the situation where the IDPs in the UNMISS compounds are no longer safe. Today it is Bor, tomorrow it will be bentiu, and so on. And for how long will such a situation continue? No military coups please! Tthis no solution.

    • Elhag Paul says:

      Dear Charles
      A military coup d’etat is much better that turning South Sudan into a protectorate for foreigners to plunder it at will. What will stop the UN handing South Sudan back to Bashir and the Sudan as it did in the case of South West Africa (Namibia) after the second world war which was handed to Apartheid South Africa on a golden platter?
      No to protectorate, South Sudanese will eventually sort out the problem which is actually SPLM. Once SPLM is out, South Sudan will be at ease with itself. It is unfortunate that you believe, “There is no way South Sudanese will be able to accomplish these on their own.” This clearly is an issue of lack of self confidence.

      • Charles says:

        Dear Elhag

        I do not know which military you are talking about in South Sudan today. We do not have a professional army with well trained officers of the caliber of those of Rollings of Ghana. What we have are tribal militias put together to be a national army. As we speak there are defections going on among the SPLA soldiers, and the Nuer officers have to keep an eye on their colleagues lest they be shot from the back. That is not the sort of army that can stage a coup and save a nation. Everyone has taken side.
        UN is now different from what it was before. Liberia is a stark example of its work in getting a country out of a civil war. Let us not destroy ourselves simply because we are too proud to accept defeat. What you have quoted from my posting is correct, otherwise why are we in Addis if we can resolve our conflict on our own? A small fire that started in December 15th could not be quenched and has caused havoc and is threatening to engulf the whole country, and yet we are denying its intensity. Thousands are dead and close to a million are displaced, and many more are going to perish from hunger and diseases in the coming months, and we still believe that we can stop the carnage on our own! And with no funds from oil or the donors the situation will only become worse. Any military coup attempt will be even bloodier than what we have seen so far. Let us humble ourselves and ask for assistance from the international community.

  14. Beek says:

    GOD is not fool,Unity State is not the solution to the Nuer problem,they will regret or withdraw by themselves when things become so bad.We will never ever support Nuer rebellion or any greedy politicians in Juba because we have seen them in the past when John Garang and his cronies turned their back to our people and leave them to die because of power.Where are they now?

    • Beek,

      You personally, no one need your help neither Dinka nor Nuer. How come you help other people while you are unable to help yourself. You are hopeless, helpless, and coward. Dinka and Nuer fought in 1983 to 1986 and 1991 to 2001 you did not help them end the war. We brought self-determination for you through our blood and we are going to bring you genuine democracy, which you unable to fight for It through blood and patriot heart.

      • Beek says:

        @Bentic Ramaran: Really,Actually what we gain from South Sudan until now? We have morals,we did help a lot at the time of conflicts and now??? All of us can not go in the front line.

      • Beek says:

        I am apart of the so called Diaspora or SPLM,but at least i have MORAL.

      • Beek says:

        Our Nuer can’t help themselves even they are given best oppotunities,i am not apart of Diaspora or SPLM,but Yes i do help myself and my record is very very clean.

  15. Redivision says:

    This is a stupid call, asking the elected president to be over thrown by military officers. The time for military coups in Africa are over. No sensible person would recommend that version of regime change in South Sudan.

    MR. REDIVISION, WHO SAYS THE TIME FOR COUPS IS OVER? THESE ARE THE LATEST COUPS IN AFRICA: MADAGASCAR IN 2009, GUINEA BISSAU AND MALI IN 2012 AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC IN 2013.
    HOW ELSE CAN YOU GET RID OF A CORRUPT DICTATORSHIP?????? EDITOR

  16. mindra says:

    hey mr Alex,you missed the points,am not even interested in reading your letters or comments,followed what happened on December 15-2013,you will definitely know who is wrong,
    Dr Rieck and his groups when to attend splm/a conference to find the next party chair-man ,from there, mr kiir make u turn and instead asked members to vote by show of hands and machar say no,let us go by ballot paper.t it seem to that mr kiir is against Dr Rieck sometime back.
    mr Alex, is that the democracy you are preaching about to the people of southsudan,you are liar,a good president will not chose to be voted by the show of hands,shame on you.follow events and then put it on medias for the public to consume but not fabricated,
    Dr Rieck has been advocating for reforms in the splm/a long time but it felt in the deaf ear of mr kirr.
    Dr Riek,oyee,play your cards well,God’s blessing to Dr Riek,the white army,and the Splm/A in opposition.my Dear fellow men and women,let me assure you that, Salvation,peace,prosperity and liberty is coming.Amen!
    Mindra,from loa local-pageri payam madi-corridor

    • alex says:

      Mr Mindra

      In the first place no body force you to read any article in this net. Secondly you reason like a child a free and fair election is openly like that because we Africans are lairs. If it is done by secret vote you will turn around that the vote are stolen or there was a fraud. So if people raise hands all those who are there will witness who won. Why did he fear if people vote by raising hands? If you are popular I do not think you will oppose such voting system. Instead I think he want to still the votes. It is because you may be young or you have not had any chance of voting in an elections. In schools when we were studying, we elect our prefects by lining behind the candidate of your own choice and every one can see who won the most votes. This was the free and the fairest system where there is no arguments. Let me give you the danger of secret vote, what happened when Uhuru Kinyatta competed with Oding. Despite the fact that Odinga knew very well he was defeated, he turned around and said the votes were stolen.
      Thirdly your argument that Dr Riek was advocating for reform in SPLA I can not buy it because you can not force your own ideas when the majority of the people did not accept it. It looks like he want to detect every thing in the party in his favour. Why not he convince other members. Democracy is majority but if you want to force things and do not want to listen to other people then you become a detector. So in fact Riek was a detector he do not want to listen to what other people say. You know the consequence of undermining the majority of the people. If he force himself the majority power will drove him out of power. Did you hear what happen to SOLINKE rebels in Central African Republic. They force themselves by Guns to power now what happen, the majority of the people drove them out of power. It did not end there they are now being driven out of the country to chard. So you are looking for the same humiliation. We will drove Dr Riek, the white army including you to Nasiir and if we get annoyed ,then we will drive you to Khartoum by popular upraising brother. So play your cards very careful otherwise you will regret the whole of your life. So brother think of another alternative as my advice to your dream otherwise you are playing with fire.

      Alex

  17. Dmajak says:

    I got respect for Mr Editor in Chief, but I disagree with military take off. It will be very impossible to find ranks in SPLA that is against the President Salva kiir. Some of the remaining generals are either from Dinka or Equatoria Region and they loyalists to current government in Juba. The many soldiers on the ground are from Dinka tribe and they always give their alliances to kiir. You know more about tribal political in South Sudan. We still support our tribes.

    MR. DMAJAK, MY REPLY;
    WHILST IT’S INDEED TRUE THAT MANY SPLA SOLDIERS ARE DINKA AFTER THE REMOVAL OR ELIMINATION OF THE NUER AND OTHERS, THE POINT HERE IS OUR SOLDIERS ARE NEEDLESSLY DYING REGARDLESS OF THE TRIBES.
    I INTENTIONALLY AVOIDED BRINGING UP THE TRIBAL ELEMENT BECAUSE EVEN THE DINKA SOLDIERS KNOW VERY WELL THAT KIIR AND GANG HAVE DONE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR THEM. JUST LOOK AT THE DINKA DOMINATED STATES OF WARRAP, LAKES, NORTHERN BAHR EL GHAZAL AND THE GREATER UPPER NILE.
    WHAT IS THERE THAT CAN BE CALLED DEVELOPMENT DESPITE THE OSTENTATIOUS LIFESTYLES OF THE DINKA LEADERS FROM THESE ABOVE-MENTIONED STATES?
    PAINFUL AS IT MIGHT BE, BUT WE ARE FULLY AWARE HOW GARANG KILLED MANY PROMINENT DINKA LEADERS AND COMMANDANTS DURING THE LIBERATION WAR OSTENSIBLY FOR THE ‘GOOD’ OF THE MOVEMENT. I THINK GARANG PUT THE SURVIVAL OF THE MOVEMENT FIRST BEFORE THAT OF A FELLOW DINKA WHOM HE MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT WOULD DERAIL THE LIBERATION.
    SO, BROTHER, WHY, EVEN A NATIONALIST DINKA WHO FEELS THAT KIIR HAS BETRAYED THE NATION WHICH INVARIABLY INCLUDES THE SUFFERING DINKA, SO WHY NOT A DINKA GENERAL OR COMMANDER TO LEAD THE COUP AND GET RID OF KIIR FOR THE GOOD OF SOUTH SUDAN?
    IN AS MUCH AS I HATE TO BRING THE TRIBAL ELEMENT IN THE ANALYSIS, BUT I THINK YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THAT THE PROBLEM INVOLVES ALL OF US AS A NATION. WE ARE ALL IN THIS MESS CREATED BY KIIR.
    THANKS AND BEST REGARDS.

    • Dmajak says:

      Again thanks you Mr Editor, I agree with you about killing of innocent civilians by government and rebels which should be stop by both sides. Killing many Dinka or Nuer will take us nowhere. Removing Salva from will not solve our problem.

  18. Awomdit says:

    Alex,
    I’m impressed by this straight forward analysis of the facts. Now Sir Editor, who do think can do this to relieve us from Kiir’s yoke. Don’t drag the peace loving Equatorians into this. Its an idiotic greedy politicians’ madness with their one-eyed King, but you are free to come out as a South Sudanese like you the editor. And don’t call yourself Equatorian, Dinka, or Nuer but a South Sudanese fighting for democracy..That’s how the last war was won when Junubin collectively said no to Khartoum.

    • Andrew Jenge says:

      Which war with Khartoum was won collectively by junubin, sir!? The war which was solely fought by Dinkocrats, you mean!? Why keep on contradicting yourself!? It is time for other tribes armed themselves and join SPLM/A in Opposition and dislodge this idiotic government once and for all.

      Editor, I beg to disagree with you on democratic coup, as Nani Brown puts it, it is too late for it. The generals you believe in have made clear that they are there to protect the constitution of (Dinkocrats) South Sudan. Although this same constitution has been continuously raped by the idiot president, your generals continue to help him by going after innocents in the name protecting this same constitution.

      In this current situation, other tribes need to stand clear, there is no such thing that it is Dinka and Nuer war, I am neutral and yet you are directly or indirectly fighting alongside Dinkocrats! Hence forget about the generals, bring news tiers of leaders from other tribes, armed because the current leaders are vested with their personal interest and they have been there for long without any benefit to their respective communities and the nation, negotiate with SPLM/A in O on what type of government you want take roots in South Sudan in the future.

      This is a viable solution compare to democratic coup you alluded to, it will stop Dinkocrats from crowing in middle of the night, afternoon, evening and morning that they are the one who liberated you from jellabas’ yoke of slavery, and yet sometimes Dinkocrats contradict themselves by saying we fought jellaba collectively as my tribalist brother Awomdit did (obviously when it is hot to garner sympathy and support from cowards)!

  19. monychol says:

    What?

  20. Chief Abiko! says:

    DEAR EDITOR IN CHIEF:

    YOUR SUGGESTION ON MILITARY INTERVENTION ON THE ONGOING CRISIS IN THE COUNTRY IS NOT WISE PLEASE! ARMY SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN POLITICS PLEASE! THEY HAVE TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM POLITICAL MATTERS IN THE GOVERNMENT IN THE COUNTRY. IT WILL MAKE THINGS VERY AWFULL TO PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY!

    Mr. Abiko, there are countries where the National Armies have intervened and saved those countries from total collapse.
    Why not South Sudan, especially if the soldiers put the national interest first instead of their individual tribal interests? Yakubu Gowon was from a smaller tribe and he saved Nigeria. Of course, you know Iddi Amin, from smaller Kakwa, saved Uganda from Obote’s tyranny. What’s wrong with that?
    Editor

  21. arabbmoi says:

    I support Military to take over Salvatore Kiir Mayardit is now out of everyone mind. James Hoth And Mamur Mete are more than fit to fill the shoes for killer Kiir and monderate Jengers. These guys can help ease the tention that killer Kiir Dinkocatic primitive mind.

    AM

    • BILL KUCH says:

      Sir, Mr. Editor and Arabbmoi,
      Military coup is no longer working and it did not work before for we have all seen what happened in Juba. It is not easy since western countries tried so hard by supporting rebels by all means possible. And now, they know that Dinkas and Nuers are fighting hard headed war and that is doing no good to them either for their interest. And so, they are now asking north government of Bashir to unite South and North Sudan again as you might read it on sudantribune plural news. Nuers are fighting the war which they never did before during the two decades of conflict between North and South Sudan. Even if President Kiir will not be in power, fighting will be going on still regardless of who would be in charge. Dinka don’t want to give up nor does Nuer, but that’s good because they should until one can surrender or else leaves the country then comes the peace after. And if some of us believe in an Arab rules then it is also welcome because all positions will be open in the term of masters and servants, illiterates and literates, low and upper class citizens, or poor and riches. We do know where we belong when it comes to Sudanese government for it was not big deal before. Thanks.

      FROM EDITOR: MR. BILL KUCH, IF, AS YOU ASSERT, THAT NEITHER THE DINKA NOR THE NUER WON’T GIVE UP OR GIVE IN, THEN WHY DON’T WE AS A NATION THINK ABOUT ‘KOKORA?’
      LET’S BALKANIZE (KOKORA) SOUTH SUDAN, DIVIDE IT UP INTO THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE INDEPENDENT REPUBLICS, LIKE YUGOSLAVIA: BOSNIA, SERBIA, KOSOVO… ETC.
      IN OUR CASE, THERE MIGHT BE DINKA BAHR EL GHAZEL, FERTIT REPUBLIC, NAATH REPUBLIC, JONGOLEI NATION, SUE REPUBLIC AND GREATER EQUATORIA.
      BELIEVE ME, WE WILL BE MORE AT PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT WILL TAKE OFF FASTER IN THOSE STATES THAT HAVE PEACE.
      TODAY, THE SERBIANS, THE BOSNIANS, THE KOSOVARS ARE AT PEACE AND EVEN PLAYING IN THE WORLD CUP.
      THINK HARDER, BROTHER. WE DON’T HAVE TO BE TOGETHER BY AN FORCE OR INTIMIDATION OR THREAT FROM ANY COMMUNITY. AMEN.

      • AJ says:

        Editor,
        that is where I a gree with sir. We got to think much deeper to end all this madness by dividing this nation into regional and we will find end and death of war.

        AJ

  22. nani brown says:

    Dear Editor,
    I left this website since october last year when i found out that there were people advocating for genocide. I cautioned you of the writings of mr. el hag who is inciting tribes against the Dinka. Today i guess he’s happy. Dr. Peter aduok Nyaba is another guy who has in his recent book called all the other tribes in south sudan to rise against the two big tribes in order for nation to be peaceful. Read the book, south sudan, a state we all aspire to, page 75 or so.
    i would agree with your suggestion if only it had been done on 12,13, 14 Dec, 2013. some friends of mine including myself were suggesting a military take over on those days i have just mentioned when with our own eyes were watching the scenes heading into the division of 1991. But as per now a military take over is unnecessary and will never bring any peace to this country.
    i’m not being so pessimistic but in my predictions, south sudan is soon turning into the status of rwanda. Riek is using his white army to send off spla and am sure if kiir later realise that white army is better then the national army he will surely resort to mobilising his white army, and what do you expect to happen next?
    the international community will come in and have kiir arrested, confined to UNMISS compound and Riek will be in constant hiddings or will surrender to be in custody as well. This is when this country will be put into UN trusteeship who in their version say they will be the one to organise elections, such suggestions have been put forward sometimes back. or Bashir takes it. There are already signs that Bashir is warming up.
    The best thing in my point of view is for the international community to ask the rebels to pull out of Bentiu, stop more advancement, place peacekeeepers between the two armies while waiting for peace talk to finalise, don’t disagree on rebels pulling because this was done in 2002 when spla took control of torit when they were for peace negotiations.
    In the peace talk, Kiir is to be stopped for running in 2015. Machar is to stop dreaming for presidency. He has fought for democracy if that is what he is fighting for, not leadership. But if others say Riek is to run then i don’t think kiir will accept stepping down because there is no guarantee that Riek will not use his powers to revenge on him.
    If such procedures are used then the nation will return to peace. We are looking for permanent solution, no?

    HI, MR. OR MRS/MISS. NANI BROWN,
    THANKS FOR COMING BACK, AS YOU VERY WELL REALIZE, THIS WEBSITE CAN’T BITE ANYBODY, WHAT’S SIGNIFICANT IS ONE’S OWN VOLUNTARY INPUT TO THE CURRENT SITUATION PREVAILING IN DEAR MOTHERLAND.
    FIRST, I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF GETTING THE BOOK AS A PERSONAL GIFT FORM DR. PETER ADWOK NYABA HIMSELF AS A FRIEND AND I DIDN’T UNCOVER ANY INSINUATION IN THE BOOK ABOUT CALLING FOR ETHNIC CLEANSING OF THE DINKA AND NUER.
    SECONDLY, ON YOUR TIME FOR A POSSIBLE COUP WAY BACK THEN, I THINK IT ISN’T LATE STILL. WHAT THE NATION NEEDS IS A SINCERE GROUP OF DEDICATED SOUTH SUDANESE GENERALS TO EXECUTE THIS COUP ANY TIME REGARDLESS OF WHAT TRIBE OR TRIBES THEY CAME FROM.
    ALTERNATIVELY, WHAT THESE NATIONALISTIC GENERALS COULD DO PERHAPS IS TO PRESSURE KIIR TO AGREE ON PEACEFUL AND VOLUNTARY ABDICATION OF THE PRESIDENCY ON THE INSURANCE THAT HE AND FAMILY AND INNER CIRCLE WILL BE GIVEN A SAFE EXIT INTO EXILE, LIKE SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA OR NIGERIA, HIS CHOICE.
    FINALLY, THE MILITARY JUNTA SETS A TIME LIMIT FOR A TRANSITION WHILE COLLABORATING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND SOUTH SUDANESE TO DRAFT A NEW CONSTITUTION BEFORE ELECTIONS ARE DONE.
    FURTHERMORE, THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE ARE TOO MANY SPLM/A KLEPTOCRATS WHO HAVE UNFAIRLY GAINED SO MUCH FROM THE CORRUPTION OF KIIR WHO MIGHT MOBILIZE SOME TRIBAL RESISTANCE AGAINST A NEW ORDER. BUT THIS WILL BE DEALT WITH WHEN THAT TIME COMES.
    AS SOMEONE WHO ARDENTLY BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF THE WORD AND THE MEDIA, LET’S KEEP TALKING AND WRITING, BE IT MR. ELHAG PAUL OR OTHERS, PERHAPS DOWN THE ROAD, WE SHALL ONE DAY AGREE ON SOMETHING AND BUILD A BETTER NATION OF OUR OWN.
    BEST REGARDS, EDITOR

  23. well, folks the same unrest that is occurring in the central African republican is awaiting us in south Sudan. one thing I am sure of is that, if rebels managed to depose MR. Kiir. Then there will be an uprising, there will be Kiir and wani supporters taking parts like what we see now in central African republic. To all my brothers and sisters south Sudanese, we need to understand the reality of what will happens after Kiir government should it be depose by force, I am not supporters of both parties in this conflict, I am just a concerns south Sudanese who can see the reality afar. what we need is to have a peace in our hearts rather than planting hatred by looking other fellows south Sudanese as enemies because this totally wrong and I personally do not supports any sort of that. This is why I think we need to take cautious approach in dealing with this conflict, that is why I had suggested that we need to understand the major unrest awaiting should that be the case, remember CAR conflicts, it started like the same one in the South, but then guess what happens? there is uprising which is on the process to genocide. For this reason, I think we needs to look beyond our own imaginations and endless debate of who is right or wrong because kiir and riak both are wrong, why? because they deceived us during the referendum, they lied about democracy that is awaiting in the south but this is not the case now.

  24. Lokilachong says:

    Dear editor,
    Not at all, we can not regret the break away from the Islamic muslims Arabs North. South Sudan could have been an independent nation since 1947 if our leaders were enlightened at that time. History is very good indeed its makes us revisit the past and udjuts the present accordingly. The trouble with our country south Sudan is ignorace, tribalism, and lack of established system of governance. Dinka and Nuer are not a curse to south Sudan as some may think, but their traditional animosity is insumountable problemm, scary, and it has no fixed solution. The best attempt could be federalism (Kokora), which means each enthic group must go back to their own state or region and the presidency should be rotationable between greater Upper Nile, Bahr-El Ghazal, and Equatoria. Since south Sudan has become an expemental nation, federalism could be a good experiemnt too, so that no one can claim the land or take it by force. That is to say, be where you belong and not where you can claim.

    As for the military to take over the goverment, I think that is not a good thing. All over Africa, miltary govements are bloody and when they ascended to power, it will take another bullets and lost of lives to exit them out of power. How many martyrs do we want in south Sudan, Anyanya One, Anyanya Two, SPLA, and which martyrs now? Our problem in south Sudan sould be handle with care and it must be a political solutions that should usher us peace and not guns. I am sure IGAD can not bring us peace and not even the African Union, both are snakes without fangs. The idea of handing our country to the United Nations is a good thing, although many people are opposed to it, I think with the United Nations we shall be safe and our country will experience development and restore our standing in the world. It was the friendly nations such as Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and particulary the United (USA) that made south Sudan got independent. They saw our suffering and they stood with us, but shamefully, south Sudan abandoned these countries and focussed soley on China because our leaders are afraid of accountability. China of all, what a shame?. Mr. Editor, military take over of the goverment of south Sudan is just like handing back our country to jelleba. If we can not rule ourselves, why not let M7 rule south Sudan?
    FROM EDITOR: SO, MR. LOKILACHONG, IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THE DINKA-NUER ANIMOSITY IS UTTERLY INSURMOUNTABLE, THEN ‘KOKORA’ IS THE ONLY SOLUTION.
    SO, LET’S START WITH A THREE-STATES SOLUTION, EQUATORIA, BAHR EL GHAZAL AND UPPER NILE. LET’S GIVE A TIME PERIOD OF 10 YEARS AND THEN THESE STATES EITHER RE-EMERGE AS ONE NATION OR COMPLETELY SEPARATE AS INDEPENDENT STATES.
    JUST IMAGINE, THESE THREE ‘STATES’ OF SOUTH SUDAN ARE EACH LARGER IN SIZE THAN UGANDA, OUR NEW COLONISTS.

    • Nuer - Another Israel in East Africa says:

      Editor,

      We will not be colonized by Uganda in our watch. We will resist them as we did to British. The slave heart of Dinka brought them here not knowing that they brought a colonizer to themselves. This community of Dinka never ceased to amuse me. They cannot afford to live without a slave master. What a disgrace community.

      Nuers are here to resist Uganda at all costs. Our Dinkas brothers can keep licking his feet, but we will overcome them both. If Museveni wants, he can take Dinka to Uganda and made them his slaves, but he will not do that in South Sudan. Nuers will not let it happens. When this chaos begin, he only gives himself 4 days to defeat Nuers. But how long has it been since. 4 months and over now and the Nuers are still kicking like never before. He will only slave Kiir in Juba, but never in Nuerland.

      We will forgive Kiir since is too stupid and too addicted to slavery. We will free him from Museveni’s yoke.

    • Lavina Lual says:

      Editor-

      I agree with your idea of making three states composing of Equatoria Bahr Elg Gazal and Upper Nile for about 10 years because in this way can kiir and riek know the value of human beings because by doing so the dinkas in upper nile will be swap out by nuer as Uganda leaves kiir. That means kiir will start talking good things although I would not like to hear any community cleanse out but I beleive this is how we jieng understand

  25. alex says:

    Dear South Sudanese

    Let us avoid to be used by people who have their interest in our country by making us to kill ourselves. The current war is imposed on us by foreign powers who use our own unprincipled brothers to kill their own brother, sisters, moms and dads and they are the same people now laughing at us. South Sudanese have chosen their own destiny how to govern themselves and we must be given that chance. We do not want a second Mabutu Seseko in South Sudan who after being used by those who have their interest and later was dammed by the same people. If we can follow development properly in South Sudan in democratic terms, we can say South Sudan has done best so far compared to other countries in the region. So let us open our eyes brothers and sisters. African people sold themselves in the past because of some few greedy people being used to kill and oppress and even fight on the side of those who want to colonise Africa. We read history and we still want to make the same mistake. If we are not careful we South Sudanese have been used to create divisions among ourselves that would not be curable because we are stupid and fools. If we are told to sing a song we just accept to sing that song without knowing the meaning. I thought our brothers , daughters, sons and children who are outside would be more enlightened and think rational but to my surprise the desperation of our own people makes them willing to be used to create suffering on their own people. We know how long it took those countries you are living in to build functional working democratic institutions but we still behave like stupid people. In two years we have elected leaders and elected president. We have a constitution though still not complete we have done so far better than any other countries. Let me ask those who stay in America, Canada, United Kingdom and many other countries why are the indigenous and other ethnic minorities suffering in those countries and yet they are the mothers of democracy on earth. Those of you who live outside what is your experiences in those countries you are currently living in? How many of our children, brothers , sisters who have worked so hard and have high qualifications like Masters and PHD what are you doing in those democratic countries that you are being obsessed with and everyday singing of their democracy day and night? If I am not mistaken, its only 0.1 percent of you who are working in a white collar jobs yet the same countries preach equality and providing opportunities in respective of race, sex and colour. Does it mean your papers are fake papers compared to those of the majority populations in those countries you are living in? Let us avoid being used as information agents who always takes lies to their masters so that we or you get rewarded. It is wrong you must know this to day because we or you are making our or your own people to die for nothing. We should be ashamed of some of our writings. What democracy do you some of you people want when people are saying let us stop the war and we elect the leader we want to lead us. What kind of democracy are you advocating for? Let us call a spade a spade. One writer above said Kiir sacked governors didn’t we know what were happening in those states? There were constant tribal fighting, cattle robbery in those areas especially in Rumbek which you can see now there is great difference. Jongle state when there was disarmament some politicians got involved in and when the government got tough, the white army ran to Ethiopia. So this is particularly to Mr Kajokeji do not depend on rumors and be a principled man. We African are the people to solve our own problems. We know our own problem better so IGAD is well placed to work in hand with TOIKER to bring peace in South Sudan. Riek can not and will not govern South Sudan when he did not cooperate with the neighbouring countries. The neighbours knows our problems better than friends who are thousands off miles. Let us be a nationalistic people we should not allow this kind of tribal division to destroy our country for the sake of pleasing our masters. We need to tell our friends clearly yes we need democracy they should help us to build our nation but not to detect who should be our leader or friends. We have our philosophy how to build our country. We have seen how Egypt Libya and many others are let down by the same people who claim to be democrats. We African should not be treated like children who need to be told what to do all the time. We talk of dictators in Egypt and many other countries and we never ask ourselves who made those dictators. So if we do not have principles and philosophy we will become a yes yes people and at end we will end up with a dictatorial government like what happen in Egypt. The current war is imposed on South Sudanese that is why up to today the rebels do not have any objectives and they even do not know what they are fighting for. The only thing I hear is that they are fighting aganist corruption, lack of democracy and etc yet these are the same people who were governing the country. So, brothers and sisters lets us grow up and come back to our own sense. Lets not fool ourselves, the current war is taking place because there are people who want their interest and they could not achieve it fully and they use some of our lose people without principles and philosophy to kill our own people and they are the same people laughing at us. They say we do not know how to govern ourselves but to be sincere brothers greed can make us to sell even your own brother, family or sister. This is what is happening in our country. A group of individuals have agreed to betray their own people and sell their own people in the name of democracy which we all know we are doing it but yet they deny it is not being done. This proves how foolish we are and how stupid we people are. We sold the country to Arabs and we can not learn from the past mistake. To conclude, let us not allow tribal politics to destroy our society and we should tell our friends we love democracy but we have our principles and philosophy that should be part of that democracy and they should not dictate to us. Let us stop to be agents of other people who are working for their own interest. We are living in the world of jungle where no body cares for anyone. it is only God who cares for the weak ones. We South Sudanese people should know we are in a vulnerable position now and if we are not careful the enemy will use me and you to kill our own people in the name of democracy.

    Thanks God bless you all

    • Lavina Lual says:

      This country will rather be sold out to the west that struggled with us and gave us peace and an independent country in a golden plate than to the enemies who obstructed us from achieving our independent.

      Our enemies are the French whom kiir gave total oil company contracts, Malaysians whom kiir still maintain them to heed our oil fields, Russians whose kiir gave them our refineries, the Arabs whom kiir is gave them power energy and water contracts on top of 24% of oil pipeline hire, the Chinese whose kiir gave them invisible contracts including fiscal loans, roads and more enemies kiir is masturbating with

      Yes we do not want another mobutu in this new country nor do we want to keep another super dictator like Hitler and Napoleon and kiir is a typical example of these kind of worst dictators of 21st century. Both kiir and dr riek are no better than these worst International criminals.

      Kiir fabricated coup de tat story is not a hidden secret for all South Sudanese anymore and this cannot be erased from this net houses and streets. Kiir’s main motives behind the fictional coup were to demonise and subsequently kill his opponent dr riek but in vain. On the other hand here comes dr riek who took advantage of kiir ethnic cleansing mayhem by accepting to be rebel leader.

      All South Sudanese jalaba followers’ as well western supporters are very knowledgeable of which countries brought to us the birth of new nation if not the USA, UN, UK, Norway, Europe, the neighboring countries and others.

      Dramatically kiir switched sides so fast and made the opposite move only to bring to us the Russians, Chinese, French, Malaysians, Arabs and all the nations who are 100% against the succession of South Sudan from the North just to get kickbacks from the contracts he is awarding to these mentioned enemies of the birth of South Sudan whereby our oil fields mostly in Nuer fields with few in dinka villages were given out to our number one enemies of the birth of South Sudan nation and people.

      During the South Sudan struggle the Russian’s, Chinese, French, Arabs and those today with kiir in honey moon have obstructed the SPLA/M struggle very much and this night mere is still fresh in our hearts and minds and we will make it history for our generations to know who were the exact SS enemies before independent and how did kiir sold the country back to the very enemies who hampered our independent as people on this earth

      It is highly advisable for security purpose for Kiir to leave the power to capable South Sudanese who know politics and somehow went to school and we thank kiir for the 11 years he mislead us. Kiir had dismissed governors for security reasons why not accept to retire for same security reason and he can be resected like Mandela Madiba

      LL

  26. laaralike says:

    kiir is brainless, his mind can not run a whole country. people die and he is laughing, still talking as president. he doesn’t feel ashamed.

    • BILL KUCH says:

      Laaralike,
      That’s right he is the president until we are going to re-elect another another one. There is no need to cry at this point. If people like war as this, then let them smell it. Also, there is no need for anybody to force his/her way into power. You should not be fooled by foreigners interest in our country resources.

  27. Majongdit says:

    Dear Editor,

    Was it not you that blasted Riek on the first day of the coup in a complete article published on the same website? Was it not you who blamed Riek’s actions and condemn the coup?
    Why turn around now?

    HI, MR. MAJONGDIT,
    THE TRUTH IS I HAVEN’T TURNED AROUND NOW. AS A MATTER OF PERSONAL PRINCIPLE, I CONTINUE TO UNCOMPROMISINGLY CONDEMN KIIR AND RIEK AND OF COURSE, THE SPLM, FOR THE CONTINUOUS CHAOS IN THE NATION.
    IN MY APPEAL OF A MILITARY COUP, I CATEGORICALLY STATED THAT NEITHER KIIR NOR MACHAR WILL BE IN THE NEW GOVERNMENT, AND THAT INCLUDES ALL THOSE NOW WITH KIIR AND MACHAR. THERE ARE MANY MORE BETTER SOUTH SUDANESE TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE COUNTRY.
    STAY WELL, EDITOR

    • Nuer - Another Israel in East Africa says:

      Majondit:

      Very good recall. It was the very Editor who rediculed Dr. Riek Machar on the first Day of the incident. He was the first person to published an article before anyone else. The reasons why many did not rush to form an opinion are numerous and for the wise. No reason to rush without knowing or deliberating on the case in point first. There was no Coup and everybody knows. It is a ploy by Kiir to eliminate his political oppenents, but to do it, he needs a cover up to avoid exposing his evil intention to the wider world. Hence, coup was the best cover up he could up with.

      Mr. Kiiir, the new wife to Museveni, had forgotten that South Sudanese and the world are not that naive enough to buy into his lie. Except the simpleton like you Mr. Majondit who bought into it at face value. My assumption is that you are now mad because the editor seems to have realized that there was no coup. I guess the Editor is entitled to change his views at any time. He is not slave to any of us. He is thinking independently. Do not expect him to do like you. You depend on Kiir for what say and what no to say.

  28. jijury says:

    There is no such thing as South Sudan Army what we have in Juba are simply bunch of criminals united by one common goal their paychecks. In Juba national capital Kiir’s tribal militias murdered innocent civilians and the so called National army didn’t step up and defend them. In Juba as we speak you cannot appear on the so called SSTV unless you are ready to sing song “LIKE Riek Machar planed a coup Riek Machar is a coup plotter” otherwise your life would be is in danger.

    • Joana Adams says:

      The present SPLM government is a military regime but in name. This is how it has been since 2005. True the present SPLM army has spilt loyalty and allegiance and can hardly be called a national army. This too has been a deliberate conspiracy by dinkocrats who are enemies of the South.
      Historically, most post independence African states had to go through the political process of experiencing military coup detats. The suggestion of the Editor is therefore in place. The only difference is that if it were to happen, it ill be a military junta replacing another military regime. Still nothing wrong with that the real question is those who should have acted sooner than later, have allowed Kiir and cohorts under the evil counsel of Tlar Ring, to be purged from active service. Now a lot of them are demoralised beyond repair.
      However, there are times when change is better than no change, and in this respect, Editor is still right. If we have men and women in uniform who can save this nation from the the jaws of Kiir and group, let them rise up and offer some hope. The most important role a new military junta will offer will be to be the Interim government that will facilitate, review of the constitution, preside over the healing and reconciliation process and to expedite the forthcoming general elections.
      I wonder why people are making a lot of noise over this. After all, in 2013, a democratically elected government was overthrown in Egypt by the military and they were hardly condemned let alone isolated by the international community.
      The only problem is that the discredited army doesn’t have the skills, the will or the patriotism to stage a coup. So our salvation may have to come from elsewhere.

  29. alex says:

    backwardness is a difficult disease like AIDS.. Is it not you the same people who gave our country to the Arab traders. So you want to make the same mistake. God forgive those people who are born without knowing their purpose in this world. It is shame when someone is fighting for himself to be enslaved.

    alex

    • Lavina Lual says:

      It was the jieng who gave their women to arabs traders currently occupting SUdan. The jieng shared their wives with these arabs and they gave birth to the half arabs-Sudanese of which Joana is not because she is not jieng

  30. Yanga says:

    Dear Editor and All,

    No more military coups are encouraged, whether they are democratic or not. How did the last military coup (in 2010) benefited the people?

  31. Chief Abiko! says:

    Dear Dr.Peter Wankomo Webmanager Editor in Chief:

    According to you reply to me.The two leaders you have mentioned in Africa,Yakubua Gowon and Idi Min Dada,both have different interventions on military matters in the country.Yakubu Gowon in Nigeria,was fighting for Africa interests.because the president of his country in Nigeria,at that time,he has been exploited to death by the country in the west especially their former imperial colonialists the British.The same thing to President Idiamin Dada in Uganda.His boss President Milton Obote,he was a big stooge and silly person.He himself President Idiamin,he was the one who lift the country up from being collapsed down.

    Remember why he expelled the foreigners in the country?He expelled India people because they have sucked the country to death economically!

    Now,I come to the home issue in the South Sudan in the government.The problem which is going in the country,is political affair It will be settle down peacefully when things getting better politically! Let both the government and opposition sort out all the overtures for the ongoing crisis.Those SPLA officers,they are not well qualified to lead the country in principles in military politically!

    You know,the South Sudan government,is a friend of America government. America government,do not support a junta regime at all. They will slit the South on a throat off and will make the South Sudan in big trouble with the west bear in mind! Thank you.Back to you in studio to the audience!

  32. Deng says:

    So; it turned out to be same army who will overthrow the same government!? The rebels couldn’t do it for you? or most importantly; you cannot do it online? Your empty rhetoric online cost tremendous damages on the other states but it’s coming soon to your doorsteps in Equatoria because the destruction is going to be made sure it’s even everywhere in South Sudan! No one is getting away without punishment!

  33. Choromke Jas says:

    It appears that those opposing the idea of a coup do not realize the trajectory of this war. Within four months only thousands of Southerners have lost their lives, millions are displaced and more millions are now refugees. The opposition has now gone auto-pilot: they move at will from one position to another. Soon, they will reach Warap and more thousands of our people will be killed. The Dinkocrats will continue to spike the situation with killings like in Bor UN camp. And, it is only four months since this started. Can those opposing the coup idea project their minds some few month from now as to what will happen to our nation? Do not buy a lie that Equatoria is safe and peaceful. No! Everyday, Obuto Mamur and other Equatoria leaders are being circled by the Dinkocrats like wrestlers in a ring. It is only a matter of time before a conflagration ignites in Equatoria. Then, perhaps the real planned genocide by the Dinkcrats will begin. Do not forget that the Dinka went to the bush to oppose Kokora. They still want to get their revenge. The Equatorians know this. That is why, there is a fight over the recently-mobilized and trained Equatorians: the Dinkocrats want them to go the front to be slaughtered. The Equatorian generals say no and they are ready to start a war over this.

    With this a background can one still think that we can continue with business as usual .i.e the now unacceptable level of killings? In the end though, it is the Dinka who will be the losers. They will not have any support from any tribe in South Sudan. The fake democracy they brag about will be a permanent nightmare form them as they will be shut out of power for good.. I foresee an extended refuge in Uganda until Museveni goes to meet his Creator for the Dinkocrats. Then, it will be another journey for the arrogant “born to be rulers”. Where to? I do not know. Most Biblical people are wont to wonder around the world.

    Yes, a coup even this late, can put a stop to the impending Armageddon. I foresee the Nuer putting a brake on their march while assessing the coup. Then the international community can come in and a arrange a transitional government. I told you once that a coup was much cheaper than a prolonged war. I also predicted that if Riek’s hand was forced by an incident, then there would be a genocide. These have come to pass. I am not a prophet of doom, but I see a terrible future ahead for us all unless something in the form of a coup or forced abdication by Kiir takes place. I have no good word to end this piece.

    • Charles says:

      Just tell us which army is going to stage the coup? Certainly not the ragtag SPLA which is composed of militias whose loyalties are to their respective tribal warlords. Any group of officers who will want to attempt a coup with such a bunch will fail, leading to further bloodshed. Here is a possible scenario. Any officer leading the coup will expose his/her ethnic group to ethnic cleansing once the coup attempt fails. Left to ourselves, without pressure from the international community, we are going to keep the cycle of killings. The international community must come up in a heavy way to deter the continuous cycle of violence, with threats of sanctions and ICC indictments.

      • Choromke Jas says:

        Charles,

        I respect your argument, but you seem to lack historical perspective.The coup we are advocating will not be an end in itself. Let me briefly tell you what happened in Uganda. After Museveni ran to the bush claiming he was rigged out of victory in a general election, he really put a lot of pressure on Obote II government. Within the Obote’s government, some generals, namely the Okellos (Tito and Bazilio) mounted a coup on Obote who was actually their own kin. This coup worsened the situation of the ruling party and led eventually to the overthrow, not only of Obote but also of the two Okellos. Museveni then embarked on molding Uganda in his own vision. Unlike Kiir, Museveni knew what he wanted. He went on to win the support of the West. The rest, as they say, is history. We can have a two-stage liberation from Kiir if some guys overthrow him, followed either by international intervention, a la Egypt (USA has just resumed arming Egypt today by delivering 20 Apache helicopters). Or, by the more intelligent Machar taking over the mantle of power. We do not need a Namibia scenario. UN is too bureaucratic and inefficient a system to run a country. Have you heard? The Chief of Staff of the SPLA, a Nuer has just been fired! Regards.

    • Elhag Paul says:

      Dear Jas
      Yours is a very insightful comment. You are spot on. It appears history is about to repeat itself. In 1985 the Equatorians led by the blind PPP adopted the position that the SPLM would not be able to reach Equatoria. The Equatorians trusted their ill equipped militia and Gen. Clement Wani, the present governor of central Equatoria to protect them. What followed was and is total subjugation by the Jieng. The rest is history. As you rightly put Equatorians are yet again about to buy the same lie again. It appears history is about to repeat itself. Ono kado!

  34. Leader says:

    Dear Editor
    I agree with you for the second time, the first time was when you argue against using military means to overthrow Pres Kiir, proponent of which was El Hag Paul.
    The people of South Sudan are in a big dilema, they are faced by two worst senarios. namely sticking with Kiir who is too weak to continue to govern and supporting rebels whom human rights records are far worst.
    It may be wise to depose Kiir and install a leader who can lead the country for an interim period pending election and can unite South Sudanese and defend their interests.

  35. joe says:

    dear editor. any attempt to topple this government will turn this country into another Somalia.

  36. Alex says:

    Choromke Jas

    Don’t you have some work to do? Your writings seem to be of a frustrated man. Since you are safe in Canada why do you keep on encouraging war that we southern Sudanese do not need. No body will buy your necked ideas. What is a coup and who will do it for you. You are the same people who said SPLA are not army for the people and at the same time you want them to do a job for you. Who are you to encourage the army to take a coup. Riek tried a coup you blindly denied it so what kind of coup are you talking of.
    Last time you said Riek should not go ahead with the peace talks in Ethiopia instead he should go ahead with the war. Did that objective not worked that is why you are now looking to the liberators to stage a coup? If you are a man of peace come out from the camp of criminal supporters and embark on true peace process. The way for peace is straight forward. First stop the war not encouraging Riek to go to war. Second we should organise for free and fare election and any one who thinks he is fit enough to stand for the elections should go and sell him/herself to South Sudanese people to see whether his /her claim is true.
    You seem to be not knowing what you want to say. I do not think a person who is really a peace loving individual will want to divide the people of South Sudan on tribal lines. In your writings, you are a young man who is still tied in hatred for other tribes so you are not a type of the intellectual we Southern Sudanese need. Your appeal to Equotarians will be taken with people who are unstable like chlorine as you. They can react or take anything litrally without visulising tomorrow’s outcome. In one of your writings you even abused those of Bakasoro, Wani Koanga, Igga and many others. You think you are the only well enlightened individual in Equatoria. You only fit in the group of Lodu Gor, Tombe but not the informed intellectuals in Equatoria. You say we are not safe in Equtoria yes let Riek come and take power by force then you will see how peopl’s power will remove him from power like what the people in Chad did. You know that very well Riek is harted because of his deeds and lies yet you support him and to make things worse you want to convince Equtorians to follow you blindly. Let me tell you people are now different not like before were they can be pushed by some people to follow them. So no coup and there will be no coup what we are waiting is your advice you gave to Riek to continue the war in this net to materlise or your wish of the white army to take Juba then you will see the reactions of the peace loving equatorians. For now do not waste your time appealing to equatorians.You hatred will make you even to step your foot home but brother you are forgiven long time ago because we nkow there many people like you in the world who do not know what is right and wrong. They lack the civilised humanistic norms of solving conflicts through peace talks and they believe in voielance as the only means of resloving conflicts.

    Alex

  37. batali says:

    BREAKING NEWS: UNKNOWN SOUTH SUDAN ARMY GENERALS HAVE PLANNED TO KIDNAP THE NEW EQUATORIAN RECRUITS
    source: http://www.southsudanliberty.com/index.php/latest-news/176-breaking-news-unknown-south-sudan-army-generals-have-planned-to-kidnap-the-new-equatorian-recruits

    By Simon Kur: There are dirty games going on in the already failed government under President Salva Kiir. Very unfortunate the little comedian James Wani Igga has failed in his role as vice president in watching the backs of his fellow Equatorians, he only qualified in doing the work of been a messenger to cattle kraal President Kiir. Behind closed doors illegal meetings were held without his notice.

    This is clear indication that the likes of cabinet affair minister Dr Martin Elia Lomoro have no knowledge about the hidden agenda of Dinkacratic as the cabinet affair minister and the rest of non Dinka have gone to their beds. Salva Kiir plays smart monkey game with his home state generals and have tried to kidnap the new Equatorian recruits in the night to be taken to Bentiu to be slaughter by the white army and rebels forces of former vice President Dr Riek Machar.

    James Wani who is unsure of what the future holds for him in this Dinkacratic government seemed to be unaware about what is happening. Whilst at the other side his nephew the former environmental minister Alfred Lado Gore who seemed to have good knowledge than Wani Igga wants to spearhead the next war to liberate the people of Greater Equatoria.

    Based on the orally interviews south Sudan Liberty has carried most people in Equatoria prefer Lado Gore than James Wani Igga, Mr. Gore has vast knowledge to lead the people of Equatoria given he is university degree holder.

    Lado Gore wants to be the champion of the peace by not tolerating the undemocratic regime under Kiir.

    Since 15December 2013 Alfred Lado Gore has rebelled and launched brief insurgent attack along Juba-Yei road before joining his comrades in Nasir Upper State early this year. According to Mr. Gore he has fought nine wars along the road to Bor before he could final joined his boss Dr Riek Machar in Jonglei State.

    Mr. Gore has recently threaten to bring the war back to where it was first being born on 15December 2013.

    According to the latest news Alfred Gore who was speaking from Nasir said it is a matter of time, they will topple the government in Juba and apprehend Kiir unless the government engage into serious talks with them the opposition in Addis Abba.

    As the fighting intensified in Bentue and the rebels are advancing rapidly to expand their offensive against Kiir’s forces, the spokesperson of SPLA in opposition confirmed that they want to bring the conflict to President’s home state Warrap; they have already issued warnings to the civilians to vacant and asked for the soldiers there to surrender and join them to avoid being hunt and kill.

    This threat from the rebels seemed to have exert pressure on the already weaken government forces, as Ugandan forces seemed to be unwilling to fight the war to keep Kiir on power, senior political analyst of Rift valley institute said Ugandan army and Museveni have reached to the point of regret though they don’t want to accept defeat and accept that this is unwinnable war by UPDF and their host the SPLA.

    This has left Kiir and his Bahr El Ghanzal generals with no option than to sneaked in the night with open trucks to packed up the newly recruits under the order of three Greater Equatorian governors for mobilization to defend their states.

    The new recruits from the three Greater Equatorian states were convinced to joined the mobilization based on the fact that they are not going to join to fight against the armed rebellious than to defend the Greater Equatoria states.

    According to our source the new recruits are still at the earlier phase of their training program, hence, they are not ready to be involved in combat war.

    Closed sources within Equatoria high ranking official from Kiir’s government revealed to South Sudan Liberty correspondent that last week, there was a dirty hijacking plan made by some Dinka high ranking generals under Kiir.

    “They made their unlawful dirty hijacking plan to kidnap our recruits to be taken to fight in Unity State” the official who spoke to us in condition of anonymity because of fear for his life said.

    “This plan happened in the night and when the recruits arrived at Juba airport and have learnt the quick move to transport them in the darkness was not part of their routine training programs, they phoned governor Clement Wani Konga and Major General Obute Mamur” said our source.

    Without hesitation Obute Mamur rushed quickly with his bodyguards to Juba airport to find out what exactly is going on and who has given the order to transfer the new recruits to Juba airport to be transported in the night to Unity State.

    He then got some notorious Dinka generals in the airport who have masterminded the plan to transfer the new Eqautorian recruits. Our source said this plan was first made in the closed door meeting with the President Kiir while Obute Mamur who is chief minister for security was excluded from attending that meeting and James Wani Igga who claimed to be part of this failed government was excluded too for unknown reason, another high profile excluded from attending the closed door night meeting was Dr Martin Elia Lomoro.

    Our source revealed that bitter argument erupted between Obute Mamur and one of the generals and it ended up with physical confrontation between Isaac Obute Mamur and the unrevealed general. Our source said because of that kidnapping attempt by the generals within the SPLA army, this has raised some serious concerns that there is underground unknown Dinkocrats movement going on, to use other people’s children, Equatorians in particular to fight the Dinka war.

    After the involvement of Isaac Obute Mamur the recruits were returned to their bases, others have managed to run away. This Leaked information were kept secret from public domain but clearly shows the government desperations and that it is spread thin, afflicted by defections and is lacking fighting forces. There is a hidden volcano, boiling beneath our nation soon will explode and rumbled, Kiir holds that key of preventing it from escalating by stepping down instead of endangering other peoples sons, the same that he should offer them schools not war.

    Simon Kur

    staff writer SSLN

    • Lavina Lual says:

      They have managed to kidnapped 5o and were killed in Warap…Equatorians are still investigating into these killings made by dinkas to untrained recruits. All you said is true but it is not a secret here in South SUdan as you think

  38. Joana Adams says:

    It’s very sad that dinkocrats who started this war now don’t know what to do. They thought Uganda will save them from the wrath of Nuers, they have not. Now they are even angry at people who are tactfully offering them a face saving device as a way out. When you tell the blood thirty criminals and genocidaries to stop the war and talk peace, they intensify the war. So guys the best thing is to keep on pobbing them for more war.
    Actually there is such a thing as premature peace. Cause then it will not last before another conflict breaks up. This happened in Europe when when the First World War ended. Within decades, Germany thought she had the might to conquer the rest of Europe and beyond. It was the combined military might of the rest of Europe, USA and unlikely alliance with Russia that brought Germany to its knees to end the second world war. This time the peace has lasted for over 100 years and it is still holding.
    Khartoum too,thought it could prolonged the war with the South until it realised it will never win before talking peace in good faith.
    Sad as it sounds, it appears as if Kiir has provoked a war which he cannot win and must now be regretting. It beats any logic but to the raw animal instinct that has been unleashed this war must be decisive for either Nuers or Dinka’s. There is an overwhelming desire for total military victory by the “stronger” side. This also seems to be the first real time when the neighbours and cousins turned foes are really testing their muscles against one another. Previous war and ancient rivalry now seems like mock fights. And taking the war to Warrap may well prove decisive.
    The point is, until there is outright military defeat or some realisation that a military solution is not a feasible option, both sides will keep trying their luck at total victory and control thus may become more intransigent and the war and killings will continue un abetted. If we had a professional military, a coup would have been the most sensible option that could stop the blood letting. But ofcourse the reason why the army has not taken over since Kiir started to mismanage the country and finally instituted dinkocracy is because the army had tribal and personal loyalty than loyalty to the nation which to many remains a vague concept without concrete meaning.
    This being the case federation or even confederation of the three former provinces of Equatoria, Upper Nile and Bahar El Ghazal would be an ideal political settlement to keep the nation together. However to stop the chronic rivalry for the presidency, the presidency must be on rotational basis until conditions are ripe to practise liberal democracy in decades to come. Failing these, there is need to be pragmatic and choose separate development or kokora, for the three regions at least for now.
    No one who is not an Equatorian has the right to obstruct the people of Equatoria from determining their political future. We may share the same country at least for now when there is semblance of a country but non Equatorians have no right to automatic assumption to Equatorian identity how ever hard they try including using names sush as Alex or Wani which are popular among Equatorians. Marrying Equatorian girls or having children who become our nephews or nieces,with deliberate attempt to change the demography of Equatoria won’t do it either. As for forceful occupation of our land, as a nation we have just witnessed that in 2011 Southerners who had migrated to the North some 50 or 60 years ago and there offsprings had to return to their ancestral lands in the swamps of South Sudan. It’s needless to say, history repeats itself.
    And ofcourse if all sensibilities fail, there is nothing wrong with Somaliasation of the South. After another 20 years in the wilderness indeed, the next generation may be ready to assume leading civil lives free of strives in stable cities and villages. But for the time being, let the war continue because it is what we want and because it is also the best choice.

  39. alex says:

    Joana Adams

    This is why I always say we practise tribal politics. This will even divide our people beyond repair if the presidency is to be rotated. We are always short sighted. What should be federated should be the services if we want to be a united country because politician who are opportunitistics will wholly continue to manipulate his people or tribe men so that he/she will be elected to power. It will even create another division among the tribes found in those regions. I am aware south Sudanse always work perfect when he/she is working with other tribes. Instead if they are working with their own people, they become currupt and ditetorial. We need to accept other people ourselves and if we want somebody to be good, it is your and my responsibility to educate that individual. We shopuld oppose those leaders who want to poision our unity by bringing in ethnicity into politics. If we are straight forwards these politicians will reform but if we fear to challange them because they have Masters or PHD, they will continue to play with our weakness. We should not fear to challange or question our politicians if we want to hold that country together. We have to start developing the idology of nationhood and unity before it is too late. Federal system is good when it is only the services that are federated not the people or politics. I know there are people who are troublsm in our society but through education or need to form allies for political purpose of coming to power can reat everlasting among our people. So lets us practise national politics not uncivilised tribal politics because these will tear our unity

    Alex

    • Joana Adams says:

      Alex why don’t you then start with your own kith and kins who have ruined this country. There is only one tribe in the South that is tribalistic. What do you call it when the president, the minister of defence, the minister of interior and the Chief Justice, the governor of the bank of SS, the chief of the security and now the chief of staff of the national army just to mention a few are all Jiengs? Are you seriously going to convince me and others that there are no people from the other 62 or so tribes who could head some of these key national institutions?
      You see the problems of the dinkocrats is compounded by lack of decent moral values. Having used the sacked chief of staff James Hoth Mai against his own people and after deliberately targeting his own relatives in the Juba Dec2013 massacre, he is now discarded like a piece of used toilet paper! All this because the Editor of SSN has suggested a military coup d’état? Well, lets hope its not another blunder which will be regretted before the ink of the decree dries.
      Secondly, it is not fair to label every one or every tribe as tribalistic. The rest of the tribes have for far too long been patient with Jieng atrocities but persevered because they put the interest of the nation first. The problem is, whilst the others put the interest of the nation first, the Jieng put the interest of the Jieng nation or people first. That’s the root cause of the disagreement. So although to you we are all practicing tribal politics, no, the rest of us are only responding to dinkocracy or institutionalised Jieng tribalism. Because you are not on the receiving end, clearly you are not able to comprehend the gravity of the political and human rights implications on the non- Jieng communities. The policy of dinkocracy has and continues to alienate the rest of the Southern communities from any previously shared unity of purpose. Therefore it is no longer up to me or you or any of these writers to determine what the common man and woman should do. Let the people decide!
      Lastly I still believe rotational presidency and political federation will be the best option that will protect the unity of the country. Why not? It has worked in similar contexts such as in Nigeria. You may not agree with me but having a constitutionally guaranteed two term office at a time per region, will stop premature attempt to usurp power, which should give us the chance to live in peace with each other, have a shared ownership of our political dispensation and above all give chance and time to focus on development. Rotational presidency will depoliticise and demilitarised our nation and stop marginalization and political exclusion, because no one will be a minority and everyone will have the opportunity to be president if the want to.
      And here we are talking about real political federation not the watered down Kiir’s version of decentralisation as per Transitional Constitution 2011. In October 2011, Kiir promised us that his government would start delivering services in 100 days. He did not. Have you questioned him yet? Instead he ordered the shut down of oil production and invaded Sudan.
      So Mr Alex, it is the dinkocrats who are tearing the country apart not the victims or 62 other tribes who are only responding to the misrule of the dinkocrats.

  40. Lavina Lual says:

    There is no better system of Governance other than federal democracy all over the world. I agree with the formation of three confederations comprising of Equatoria, Bahr El Gazal and Upper Nile so that my uncles the Equats and people of Upper Nile rest in peace.

    Before I joined this forum someone rightly mentioned that in Africa politics and tribes are very much intertwined and I agree with that proof is the fact that the RSS which is a newly Africa State is headed by jienge who tribalistically occupied nearly 90% of top civil servants technical positions to political and law enforcement services not forgetting the judiciary to the detriment of other communities.

    We the mixed up people from these different former regions will individually decide where to go to the uncles-Equatoria or to our biological forefathers-Bahr El Gazal since it is a right of a person like many Equatorians I know in these forums who are growing up fatherless kids in Equatoria with biological fathers not originally from the RSS

  41. Ww says:

    Forget the so called south Sudan. I wonder what you were writing when Arabs where raping equatorian women in all the town’s in greater equatoria. Lubath mapi, rujal mapi, etc in Juba. they raped in front of and did say anything. Now suddenly you are the smartest, the most intelligent when, in facts, during the Arabs rule you, Elhag, ambargo, tombe, wani, and some pseudo intelligent idiots were nowhere to be seen. Kokora, federalism, whatever you called it do it now. What do you think will happen to Dinka?
    Most intellectuals from equatoria forget the terrible things the Arabs did in this country. The only thing that was taught to them is the hate for Dinka. I challenge you Mr. Editor, to show me any article you have ever written without hate for that group. Yes I am Dinka without a house, no health care, unable to support my family, no car or even a plot of land yet, according to your argument, I am the problems in south Sudan when I am not a fan of this government. If we had voted today we would have voted together against kiir. You seems to care more about freedom of expression than the future of this country through inflammatory, hateful articles. If these are the kinds of doctors foreign education is bringing to south Sudan, good luck to the future generations and good luck to the future of south Sudan as one country.

    FROM EDITOR: MR. WW, IN REPLY, I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT EQUATORIANS, INCLUDING ELHAG, AMBAGO, MYSELF AND OTHERS DON’T HATE ANYBODY OR THE DINKAS PER SE.
    HOWEVER, WHEN TODAY THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT IN JUBA BECOMES A DOMINATION OF ONE ETHNIC GROUP, THEREFORE, THERE IS THE COLLECTIVE BLAME ON THAT DOMINANT ETHNIC GROUP.
    THESE ARE COMMON AND PERVASIVE BIAS EVERYWHERE. THE PRESIDENT, THE CHIEF JUSTICE, THE BANK OF SOUTH SUDAN CHAIRMAN, THE POLICE AND PRISONS, THE DEFENCE MINISTER, CHIEF OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, CID, AD INFINITUM….. DO YOU REALLY HAVE TO BLAME THE EQUATORIANS FOR THAT?

    • Bol Akuol. says:

      Dear Editor:

      I somehow agreed with your notion. However, I wonder Why you did not complain when the Dinka, dominated the SPLA/M movement during the arm struggle with Jalaba? Why you and your tribesmen complain when we were under the Arab/Jalaba slavery and domination for over 50 years? Are we really making sense here?

      EDITOR’S REPLY: MR.BOL AKUOL, WHEN YOU MEAN ‘ME AND MY TRIBESMEN,’ I MUST STATE CLEARLY THAT THE ENTIRE LIBERATION STRUGGLE WAS CONDUCTED BY ALL TRIBES, THE SMALLER AND BIGGER TRIBES.

    • Lavina Lual says:

      The teribble things were done in Barh Elgazal and Upper Nile because there are dinkas there not in Equatoria. Stop lying because if there is another refrundum now the Equatirans may choose the Arabs from dinka

      The sodomization in Kahrtoum was severely done to dinka houseboys and girls working in Arabs housese bacuse most Equatrorians do not allow their kids to work in Arabs houses except elder ones who choose to work in Amarat as housegilrs in diplomats houses.

      Stop lying…..

    • Bol says:

      The question is what was Bari percentage in liberation struggle ? Eastern and Western Equatoria did participate heavily and are far less nosily about this anti Dinka campaign spear-headed by the likes of Reik Machar Lado Gore, and Peter Abdurrahman Sule

  42. bol alor says:

    Good topics you guys brought it up , south Sudanese people suffered for long time in human history, we should convince
    each other and come together in peace to build our country for future generation, we are adults enough to know what is right and what is wrong, and stop killing each other for other people stupid interest I mean ( corrupt officials from both sides, they will not going to stay for ever , Riack or kiir or other officials.
    thing:-
    1- there is a room for everyone in south sudan ( land , position) .
    2- god build south Sudan equal in resources in or beloved country, which is means we need each other, danka need sholok, baria needs zandá, madì need nuer…atc..!
    3- for your knowledge, quest brothers, less population and more resources means this particular nation if they have good
    leadership and wise nation and rolls of laws it implemented this nation no doubt to be one of successful nation, look at the gulf country’s from camps to higher buildings in the world imagine in just (15) years with less education, whey not us?..
    4- oil alone will build the country forget our green and flat land, gold and uranium and other minerals, and others natural resources.
    5- first of all we should focus on investment in education rather than corruption or self interest in peaceful environment.
    6- let us thing big, avoiding killing each other, look the war is killing our young generation which is going to lead our country next (10) years, why ?why ?because of self interest ?..
    * please late us refuse literate valances and except to leave in peace together, doctor John wayai..south Sudanese wayei.

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