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South Sudan Army Chief Sacked

Juba, April 23, 2014 (SSNA) -- The president of South Sudan Salva kir Mayardiit has removed his longtime army chief, Lt. General James Hoth Mia. Kiir issued a presidential decree on Wednesday removing Mai and replaced him with Paul Malong Awan. Awan is the Governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

The president also sacked the head of military intelligence, Major General Mac Paul and replaced him with Maj. Gen. Marial Nuor. Nuor is suspected of numerous disappearances in Juba.

Mai has been loyal to Kiir for years; his removal has been interpreted by independents analysts as a sign of a new rift among the ruling elites, citing recent rebels’ military gains in Unity, Jonglei, and Upper Nile States.

The move comes more than four months after fighting erupted in Juba late last year between units of presidential guards.

However, a well placed government source who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal told the South Sudan News Agency that the latest development is not something new, saying the plan was planned long time ago.

“President Kiir designed this plan [the sacking of James Mai and other senior military leaders] in early 2013”, the source said.

“You can call it whatever you want, but I call it the Bahr el Ghazalization of South Sudan”, the source added.

Most South Sudanese believe that Awan is responsible for recruiting and bring in to Juba young men in the cover of presidential guards. They believe that the private army that he recruited was behind the December 15th 2013 mass killings in Juba.

Nuer Community in USA Condemns the Killing of innocent Civilians; Accuses Juba of ‘Terrorist Acts’

Press Release
April 21, 2014

United States, April 23, 2014 (SSNA) -- We, the Nuer Community in the USA express our strongest condemnation of the recent brutal attack and killing of the innocent Nuer people in the UNMISS camp in Bor. The barbaric military apparatus supported the dictator regime which waged a vicious war planning to eliminate the popular will of the Nuer People. We condemned the strongest terms possible the ruthless massacre in Bor by Kiir Mayadit’s brutal butchers.

Brutal regime of Kiir Mayardit has waged several attacks against Nuer people since the war erupted in mid-December 2013.The first killing was carried out by the savage forces of Doot ku beny ordered by Kiir Mayardit.  But, he was a wolf in a sheep’s skin and charlatan who was manipulating and undermining the unity among the citizens of South Sudan at which he would not succeed. 

Kiir Mayardit in Mid-December started killing indiscriminately civilian innocent children, women and men and destroyed their homes and businesses. Confirmed reports by eye-witness on the ground in Juba that over 17,000 women and men including children have been massacred.

The citizens and particularly women, children and elderly men have fled the city to save their lives. There are thousands of Nuer people who are displaced and are deprived of their right to live in their homes. Others are hiding in fear in bush and cut off from all life-lines. Children are starving and dying in this general havoc that gripped the Nuer people. One of the shocking behaviors of Kiir’s forces was the random killing of innocent men, women and children. Those children, women and men who were killed by Kiir’s brutal regime had taken no part in the political struggle between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

But the terrorists, far from being ashamed of their act, were proud of this massacre and claimed victory while their media are publicizing these malicious, evil and inhuman acts. The Nuer people are horrified by the brutal deeds of Kiir’s forces. In light of these savage attacks, one cannot but wonder why the Kiir Mayardit’s government is reticent about this bitter and frightening reality. The world notes reports of the ruthless attacks on innocent civilians and we condemn these acts perpetrated by brutal butchers. We also condemned the Nuer army Generals, Ministers, and Governors who are still serving Kiir Mayardit’s government which kills their own people and praise him for his genocide against Nuer.

The killing of innocent people of Nuer by Kiir’s notorious forces are in contravention and contrary to the principles of peaceful co-existence between the two tribes (Nuer and Dinka) and should be halted. We refuse to tolerate Kiir’s thuggish brutality against our people and vowed to defend our people and the fundamental human dignity of our people. Nuer people all across the world have raised the strongest voices, condemnation and are mourning the tragic loss of these innocent civilians massacred by Kiir’s forces in Bor.

We believe that the forces of Kiir’s terrorist attacks can do nothing to derail the Nuer people’s future in South Sudan. Further, the attacks and mass killings of Kiir’s forces is a miscalculation of Nuers’ power and raised the chance that must lead to a revenge and all-out war between the two tribes (Nuer and Dinka). From now on, the Nuer Community is taking all conceivable measures to provide utmost protection and defense Nuer people.

Lastly, we urge the UNMISS in South Sudan to relocate all the IDPS to their villages, Payams, and Counties in South Sudan.

Office of Nuer Community in USA.

Fangak Youth Union (FYU) Condemns Civilians Killing in Bor UN Base

April 21, 2014 (SSNA) -- The fangak youth Union has felt shock to hear the new massacre again in Bor at the eyes of world body “UNMISS” it was unexpected scenario to see 147 civilians mostly women and children dying in their haven in the hand of well-organized military group nick named to be Bor youth to cover the fact of the hidden agenda.

We strongly condemn this discriminating killing on innocent civilians in their protection site, there is no doubt that the Nuer massacre which eventually originated in Juba is still being carrying out where ever there is Nuer civilians and died simply because of their ethnicity. We belief this callous was not from the blue it was instigated by government in Juba, there is no youth in the world who should have rockets and ever things as government forces have. The second issues Bor youth were disarmed last years and got no fire arms in their hands that was the reason which made them to Fled to Aguilar in Lakes state during incident in Bor, where can the Bor youth got their guns, military and police uniforms in front of government troops and Uganda defense Force (UPDF) in Bor Town? Is government of South Sudan supplying arms to Civilians to kill other civilians in the country? And what was the reason for youth to wear military and police uniforms in government controlled Town?

The FYU wants United Nations mission in South Sudan specially the Bor Contingent to be vigilant to their report on the number of deaths in UN base attack, the number of deaths was not 20, it was 147, and the wounded were 273. UN need to fulfill its mandate to protects civilians in all corners without discriminations and report the facts, if the government isolates Nuer in the National protections services what of UN which has no side in the world?

The Fangak Youth Union was not satisfied with the report made by government officials in the media who have reported and tried to term the attack as peaceful memo to the UN which UN turned it to be violence and started shooting at Bor youth that came to be reason to the civilians attack in Bor. We term this as “demotion” and barbaric Report.

FYU gets disturbed for the silent of UNMISS on the Abductee in the Bor attack, UN needs to report this case of kidnapping of children and women in the same violence in UN base. We need UN and Government of South Sudan if didn’t lose the responsibility to give back the abducted children and women if they are still alive to their beloved ones in UNMISS camp in Bor with the immediate effect. One of urgent issue also the FYU needs IDPs in all bases to be relocated before rectification of UN mandate by Parliament of South Sudan because this rectification will be a disaster for the IDPs in their protections sites.

In conclusion the FYU pays the heartfelt condolence to all the families, relatives and friends of deceases to take heart in this terrible time. God was not wrong to create you as Nuer tribe take courage, its God making, you did nothing wrong to any one in South Sudan. May God rest them in peace. Amen!!!

Our unity and our Voice is our strength!

Long live Fangak County
Long live the everlasting peace in South Sudan.

Fangak youth Union (FYU)

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