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SPLM-in Opposition in the United States condemns parliamentary move to extend president Kiir’s term

United States, March 25, 2015 (SSNA) -- The SPLM/A-[in Opposition] Mission to the United States of America condemns in the strongest terms possible the recent passing of the bill by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on the 24th of April, 2015 that amended the 2011 transitional constitution of South Sudan and extended the term of office for the embattled, genocidal and anarchist president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, for three more years until July 9, 2018, while his current atrocious term in office is coming to an end on July 9th of this year.

The SPLM/A further decry this unjust and illegal move by the disgraceful parliament to extend its sitting term, and that of a bloody dictator who has brought more death and destruction to his people; without regard to prioritize peacemaking as a foremost objective to bring the country back to normalcy.

This unfortunate measure has further validated the popular belief of the masses that the current parliament is weak and subservient to the clueless leader. In essence, this parliament has betrayed the entire people of South Sudan by aiding Salva Kiir to remain as president of the country beyond the constitutionally stipulated time frame. And by enacting this unpatriotic amendment to the constitution, this parliament could share the culpability of the crimes committed, and future crimes that will be committed by this fascist under this bill.

Therefore, The SPLM/A calls on the people of South Sudan to reject and continue to resist this irresponsible act that has the potential to protract the current civil war to the detriment of the ordinary people of South Sudan, who do not deserve to suffer any longer under this president of doom.

We call on IGAD, AU, EU, the UN, and the USA, as well as, the whole international community to amount pressure on the government of South Sudan to prioritize peace instead of its militaristic tendencies that are bound to further plunge the country into the abyss.

The SPLM/A wishes to assure its supporters and the entire people of South Sudan that it will leave no stone unturned in its quest for a genuine peace in the country, and to rest-assured that the SPLM/A would not abandon them to dictatorship and want on misrule.

Signed by:

Directorate of Information
The SPLM Mission Office, USA

Formation of the Greater Upper Nile Association of North America

Press Release

Re: Formation of the Greater Upper Nile Association of North America (GUNANA) and Call for Neighborhood Peace Initiative and Mutual Understanding  among the people of Upper Nile Region in South Sudan and Diaspora

March 16, 2015 (SSNA) -- The Greater Upper Nile Association of North America (GUNANA) was formed in April 2014 with the mission to promote unity, neighborhood peaceful co-existent and mutual understanding among the people of the Upper Nile Region. This initiative was welcomed by the major communities in the said region with the appointment of the Interim Coordination Team representing the diverse communities of the three states that comprise the Upper Nile Region.

GUNANA calls for unity and peaceful neighborhood initiative among the inhabitants of the three States and the protection of our mutual interests as a region.

GUNANA also calls on the sons and daughters of the Upper Nile Region both in government and in the opposition to protect and observe our historical relations as people of the same neighborhood with long ties, shared beliefs and traditions dating back to the inhabitations of the modern day, South Sudan

Since its inception, GUNANA has conducted national and international dialogue among South Sudanese from the Upper Nile Region in both the USA and Canada with the hope of eventually realizing a global outreach of its community members.  To this end, GUNANA calls on the people of Upper Nile Region in the Diaspora and back home to organize themselves by establishing Greater Upper Nile Associations wherever they reside.

It is our hope that this initiative to foster peace and unity in our Neighborhood and the protection of our mutual interests will be a stepping-stone towards the realization of lasting peace in the Republic of South Sudan whom many of our sons and daughters gave their precious lives for our freedom and the freedom of generations to come. Remember: Charity begins at home.

Therefore, in order to find lasting peace in our nation, which has been so elusive, we need to start with dialogue within our own neighborhood.

As such, GUNANA is planning to host and sponsor its first national and International conference this summer 2015 in the United States and cordially invites all sons and daughters of the Upper Nile region to this important event. To make the conference a success, we need the contribution, participation and input of the members of the Upper Nile region. Please mark your calendars and keep up with the conference event through our frequent updates.

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Thank you,

Information and Public Affairs
The Greater Upper Nile Association of North America, USA
Motto: "Our neighborhood, our future"
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Mabaan Community in North America Welcomes the Creation of Three Counties Under Adar State

February 28, 2015 (SSNA) -- The creation of three counties caught Mabaan people in surprise when they are busy following the genocidal regime that denies their existence in South sudan. One cannot be shy to label Mabaan politicians as lost leaders in the middle of political crisis. They mislead Mabaan people to support the regime that deny their right to education opportunities and treat them as others in their own country.

Time has come for Mabaan to abundant influence of selfish politicians and pursues their long standing interest in new established Adar State.

The Mabaan community in North America is pleased and welcome the creation of three counties in new established Adar State under wise, visionary and passionate charismatic leader, the chairman and commander in chief of the SPLM/AIO Dr. Riek Machar.

To emphasise, the current Mabaan county was approved by the government of National congress party in 1994 and after the independence of south Sudan Mabaan people applied for additional county based on 2010 population census and geographical size of the county but the application was denied by corrupted government that Mabaan did not deserved to have two counties.

Creation of three counties is a big blow to Dr. Harrun Run Laul, Hon. Stephan Dhiew, Hon. Romadan Chan who spend eight years lobbied against Mabaan not to have additional county for their own tribal reasons.

We are very grateful of SPLM in opposition for creation of three counties and indeed this move change the entire negative perception of Mabaan people about the movement. Mabaan community in diaspora is aware of hidden game played by Dr. Harrun Run Laul and Hon. Stephan Dhiew to deny Mabaan constitutional right of 2% oil revenue. Make no mistake there will be a time we open the case against whoever participate on scandale of Mabaan 2% of oil revenue and we believe Honorable Stephen Dhiew know it who is behind the scandal.

In the dark night of Dec 15, 2013, innocent children and women have murdered by genocidal regime militia. Many were killed by cold blood, being accused of supporting SPLM in opposition, being killed because of their identity, living in constant fear and the growing mistrust among integrated communities. We are strongly calling for justice for the victims and held those who commited crimes against humanity accountable.

Any attempt to strike peace deal without addressing the root causes hinders the process of reconciliation and forgiveness. Long lasting peace survives when the root cause properly addressed, pave the way to true meaning of reconciliation and trust.

The statement released by the executive of Mabaan community in North America and journalists have the right to modify the article.

Signed by:

Kwaye Eisa – Chairperson
Gabriel Nyewe – Deputy Chairman
Phil D. Tom – Secretary General

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