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SPLM-USA National Secretariat Leadership Condemns the Assassination of the Abyei Paramount Chief

SPLM – USA National Secretariat Leadership Condemns in the Strongest Terms the Assassination of the Abyei Paramount Chief, Kuol Deng Kuol

May 7, 2013 (SSNA) -- The SPLM –USA National Secretariat learned with shock and disbelief the assassination of the Abyei area Paramount Chief, Kuol Deng Kuol on Saturday May 4, 2013 at around 6:00 PM local time. The assassination carried out by armed members of the Misseriya nomadic tribe with an apparent order and planning from above, vis-à-vis government of Sudan, has not only made a mockery of the talks held earlier in the day but has negated any gain or trust that may have been built between the two former foes of north and South Sudan during peace talks and the visit of the North Sudanese President, Omar Bashir last month.

To this end, the leadership of the SPLM-USA National Secretariat has, in the strongest terms, condemns this heinous crime perpetrated against an unarmed leader whose only goal is to achieve peace for his people and secure his land. Killed along with the chief was a United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) Ethiopian peacekeeper. The chief was ambushed on his way back home after attending a meeting with Edward Lino, the Co-Chair of the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC) representing South Sudan on one hand and the Sudanese delegation on the other.

While the people of South Sudan mourn the death of the chief, the international community should be reminded by the killing of the UNISFA peacekeeper that this was not only an attack on South Sudan and the people of Abyei but on the UN and the international community. While the UN in particular and the international community at large have been reluctant to act in the past crimes and violations by the Sudanese government, we hope they don’t take this incident lightly and treat it as business as usual since this is one of the serious violations of UNSC Resolution 2046.

Finally, we want to extend our heartfelt condolences to the people of South Sudan, the Abyei community, UN and the Ethiopian government for the losses of the chief and the UNISFA Ethiopian peacekeeper.

Signed: SPLM –USA National Secretariat Leadership.
Cc: UN, Ethiopian Mission to UN, South Sudan government.

South Sudan rebel movement denies amnesty deal; calls for internationally recognized peace talks

Joint Statement on the Presidential Amnesty; & ongoing Negotiation between South Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SSLA/M) & SPLM’s Regime in Juba
Released by South Sudan Inter-Revolutionary Leadership Council
Date: 3rd April 2013

May 3, 2013 (SSNA) -- Fellow comrades in liberation struggle of our People and Nation, country mates and friends in global Revolutions; it is a profound gratitude on behave of the revolutionaries to eloquent {our} position {as} of Inter-Revolutionary Leadership Council on the Presidential Amnesty dated: April 26, 2013, and the reports of surrender by Revolutionary Movements on both national and International Media.

We {the Inter-Revolutionary leadership Council); on before of remaining entire Revolutionary movements; we wish to inform the general public that, we never surrendered, and never have any plan to surrender to the SPLM’s Regime as it has been speculated by the Government and some Rebel movement.

We are Revolutionary movements and in Revolution; there nothing like amnesty and surrender. Amnesty is meant for criminals and vision-less organization because true Revolutionary is caused by grievances that demands change. That demand cannot be fulfilled by amnesty or surrender but either through total regime change, or Comprehensive Peace Negotiation between the Revolutionary Forces and SPLM. If the SPLM Regime needs Peace in the Country; it should therefore call for Peace Talks and we will be ready to come to round table, in order to find common grounds that will address the Nation’s crisis.

It is the South Sudan Liberation Movement / Army who have accepted the Amnesty and getting into Negotiation with SPLM’s Regime, and they are doing so on their capacity but not on capacity of entire Revolutionary Movements in the Country. The decision of SSLA is simple to safe guide their interests as organization, which is against the will and interests of the entire revolutionary organizations in the Country.

SSDM/A is revolution organization of the people and people’s choice and interest is final; and we are in the series of political consultations with other Revolutionary forces with purpose of forming Coalition Force under one leadership to strive for National Revolutionary causes. The causes that took us to fight for total regime change, as this remains the only option for us and this nation, in order to enhance the Revolutionary’s  principal objective, that is to strive for the achievement of political and economic self-determination for all South Sudanese, in United Country.

Therefore, we are ready for Peace and Progress in South Sudan, but this very peace will not be achieve (by) under, the current regime in Juba. To achieve lasting peace as well political and economic self-determination of the people of this Great Nation, it is vital for the SPLM’s regime to call for Comprehensive Peace Talks with Inter–Revolutionary Leadership Council that should be mediate by  International Community because this is the only way, for us to reach common ground that will give birth to everlasting Peace, security and socio-economic and end the Country’s political crisis, which becomes the major causes of our revolt against the regime of SPLM.

We, the Inter-Revolutionary Leadership Council will therefore continue to forge unite of common purpose and work together with other democratic, as well human rights conscience revolutionary forces in the Country, to find lasting solutions to the Country’s contemporary problems, and ensure that, there is meaningful change in the Country’s political system.

For Peace, Justices and Prosperity for All;

Signed:

Lt. General Johnson Olony
Chairman and Commander In Chief
South Sudan Democratic Movement / Army (SSDM/A)

South Sudan Rebels Declared Peace with the Government

South Sudan Rebels Declared Peace with the Government of South Sudan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SSLM/A, SSDF and SSDM/A
April, 26, 2013

Mayom, April 26, 2013 (SSNA) -- The leadership of South Sudan Liberation Army, South Sudan Democratic Army and South Sudan Defense Forces has declared peace with the government of South Sudan starting from April, 26, 2013. All the rebels will start interacting with the SPLA army without any confrontation to bring peace to our country. We have ordered all rebel forces to move to the areas controlled by the SPLA to achieve peace.

Today, 5,000 forces of SSLA have moved to Mayom County as part of the ongoing peace process President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called for since January, 2013. On April, 24, President Kiir issued amnesty to all rebels to facilitate peace in our country. As a result of that, the South Sudan rebel groups declared that they would move to areas under the control of the SPLA army.

The SSLA forces, under the command of Maj. Gen. Mathews Pul Jang, were received warmly today by the SPLA Division Four commander, Maj. Gen. James Koang in Mayom. The atmosphere was very warm that women and children started ululating and singing for the spirit of brotherhood that has come to South Sudan.

Within a week, a delegation that is composed of Lt. Gen. Gordon Koang Chol, Maj. Gen. Bapiny Monytuil, Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony, Maj. Gen. Karlo Kuol and Mr. Gordon Buay will land in Juba to meet President Salva Kiir Mayardit to finalize the integration of all rebel forces to the SPLA army.

The leadership of SSLA, SSDA and SSDF is very thankful to President Kiir for promoting the unity of the people of South Sudan. Since January, the government of South Sudan has been in contact with the political leaders of rebel forces to stop rebellion and join the government. The kindness and leadership of President Kiir have convinced us that the president is a man of peace who wants to see development in South Sudan.

Our leadership is also very delighted with the interest for peace and unity demonstrated by Lt. Gen. James Hoth Mai, the SPLA Chief-of-staff, who joined President Kiir in reaching out to all rebels to end rebellion and join the government to develop South Sudan. Since January, Lt. Gen. James Hoth has been working very hard to persuade all the rebels to end the war and he has succeeded today.

Because South Sudan needs development, peace and forgiveness, we have decided to end rebellion in South Sudan and ordered all rebel forces to interact with the SPLA until the integration is complete. From today, there will be no more war in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States.

For Contact:

Mr. Gordon Buay
Spokesman of the leadership Council of South Sudan rebels
Tel. (613) 600-1914
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Ottawa, Canada

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