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ASSD Calls on all South Sudanese to Commemorate December 15, 2013!

Press release

Washington, DC, December 18, 2014 (SSNA) -- Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD) calls for all South Sudanese and best wishes around the world to commemorate more than 20,000 victims of December 15, 2013, JUBA MASSACRE. The tragedy that befallen the country on December 15th, 2013, when President Salva Kirr instructed his presidential officers to executive mass murders to ethnic Nuer civilians, which was based on ethnic identities that triggered the current civil war in South Sudan, that happened one year ago.

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese people have been killed and nearly 2 million of them were displaced with about 100,000 are resided at UN shelters across South Sudan since this conflict started last year. South Sudanese people have lived through senseless violence for too long. The government of Salve kiir has yet kept any promise of bringing this crisis to a peaceful solution which ASSD believes can be averted by addressing the underlying causes for a lasting peace and permanent stability in the country, as well as for the reconciliations among affected communities.

ASSD stands with people of South Sudan that are searching for peace, democratic, human rights, good governance, rule of laws and accountability. ASSD calls on international community and good wishes to pressure President Kirr’s government to bring a lasting peace and stop killing its people. The UN, USA and other international body must follow Europe led sanction of arm embargo for South Sudan to accept peace. ASSD calls for:

  • Relocation of IDPs from government areas to Upper Nile or other safe regions
  • Protect women and children from atrocities, including child soldier
  • Urge world body to declare Juba Massacre genocide
  • Demand foreign forces to leave South Sudan for peace to come
  • Sanction arm embargo and support IGAD leads peace process
Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD)
Washington, DC office, USA
Phone: +1(202) 709 - 7322
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"The voice of the voiceless South Sudanese at home and abroad"

SPLM-in Opposition Chapters in the United States Endorsed Leadership Consultation Resolution in Pagak

Press Statement
Date: December 17, 2014

United States, December 17, 2014 (SSNA) -- The SPLM-USA National Secretariat Coordination Office in the United States of America has convened the SPLM Chapters’ meeting on December 14, 2014 to deliberate on Pagak Peace Consultation Resolution (PPCR). Consequently, the SPLM Chapters Leadership has unanimously endorsed the decision of the SPLM/A–Resistant Movement for confirming South Sudan to have only a ceremonial president, and to have a Prime Minister as head of the government; and complete adoption of Federalism.

The Chapters leadership commended the outcome of the conference and vehemently urges the leadership of the Movement under the charismatic leader, chairman and commander in Chief of the SPLM/A Dr. Riek Machar Teny to precisely stick to the peoples’ decision despite the international pressure; to wrongfully pushing people of South Sudan to accept an illegal president who has committed an ethnic cleansing in Juba on December 15 to18, 2014, to continue securing presidential seat. If Salva Kiir Mayardit was a president in one of the European countries, or United States, he would have not been a free man today, let alone him (Kiir) continuing to impose himself president of the Republic of South Sudan; rather, he would have already been facing justice for ordering a systematic massacre of more than twenty thousand innocent Nuer ethnic group in the capital Juba. Therefore, the leadership of the SPLM-USA Chapters reiterates the call on the world body: UN, Troika, UK, Norway, US, AU and IGAD to accept peoples’ decision of rejecting totalitarian regime that has committed horrible 21st century genocide.

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has used an absolute power to commit a horrendous genocide that is based on ethnicity, promotion and polarization of South Sudanese of diverse tribes. People have spoken that the genocidal General, President Salva Kiir would not be given another opportunity to commit another genocide on South Sudanese people.

As Dr. Marin Luther King said, “all men are created equal”, the whole world condemned the genocide committed by Adolf Hitler on Jews people during World War II and President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda in 1994 on Tutsis. Comparably, the UN, Troika, US and IGAD should have been strongly vocal asking Kiir to leave power. The International Community shouldn’t have been reluctant considering rewarding South Sudan president Salva Kiir to remain head of the government or share power with his counterpart after he administered the massacre of more than 20,000 lives in three days.

Finally, the SPLM in the United States applaud the SPLM/A-Resistant Movement for denouncing Kiir from remaining as head of the government, call for a comprehensive reform in all the government institutions, a new constitution that shall serve the best interest of South Sudanese people, stressing federal system of governance, and the Prime Minister to be the head of the government with all the executive powers. God bless The Federal Republic of South Sudan.

SPLM Chapters Interim National Coordination Office-USA :

1. Cde. Banak Mading Kueth-Interim SPLM National Coordinator
2. Cde. Jane Abucha -Interim Deputy National Coordinator.
3. Cde. Gatluak Puoch Kornyot-Interim National Secretary General
4. Cde. Mariano Mayuen - Interim Nation Information Office
5. Cde. Lam Mayang Hoth - Interim Advisor for Strategic Planning
6. Cde. Othow Kur Awang - Interim Advisor for Peace and unity
7. Cde. Thabor Deng Ding- Interim Advisor for Public Relations.
8. Cde. Bol Dey Loal-West-Cost Regional Coordinator & Chairperson, Arizona State Chapter.
9. Cde. Simon Tonyik Nguoth Del-Mid-South Regional Coordinator & Chairperson, Tennessee State Chapter.
10. Cde. Makuel Wie-Mid-West Regional Coordinator & Acting Chairperson, Nebraska State Chapter.
11. Cde. Lee Kontibon East-Cost Regional Coordinator
12. Cde. Simon Puok Dak-Chairperson, Iowa State Chapter
13. Cde. John Paulino - Chairperson, Texas State Chapter.
14. Cde. Peter Dokuoth Gak- Chairperson, California State Chapter.
15. Cde. Tor Dojiok -Chairperson, Alaska State Chapter.
16. Cde. Thok Timothy Tutlam-Chairperson, Minnesota State Chapter.
17. Cde. Gatluak Nyang Bidiit –Chairperson of Utah state chapter.
18. Cd. Julius Rombe Dima- Chairperson Missouri Chapter (Kansas City) state chapter
19. Cde. Achor Achor Dhel- Chairperson, South Dakota
20. Cde. Chuol Bur- Chairperson, North Dakota
21. Cde. James Deng Kuol-Chairperson, Portland Maine
22. Cde. Gai William Wie- Chairperson, Washington State
23. Cde. Gideon Abram-Chairperson, Colorado State Chapter.
24. Cde. David Mai Tang – Acting Chairperson SPLM Youth League
25. Robecca Nyakier Thor- Regional Midwest SPLM Youth League

For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

Thabor Ding
Interim Advisor for Public Relations, US-SPLM National Coordinator
Former Secretary General, US-SPLM National Secretariat
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Militiamen murder residents in ‘return village’ in North Darfur

Darfur News Update by Radio Dabanga (10 - 16 December)

December 17, 2014 (SSNA) -- In an attack by militiamen on a village in South Darfur, nine residents were reportedly killed, and their homes burned to ashes, on Saturday afternoon. A camp in North Darfur was also raided this weekend. A large group consisting of "about 100 militiamen" on camels and horses attacked Abu Jabra in South Darfur, "without any warning or clear reason", an eyewitness from a neighbouring village explained. He told Radio Dabanga how the people of Abu Jabra, Gireida locality, had started to return to the village since five weeks ago, within the framework of a voluntary return programme in Darfur. During their attack, the militiamen killed nine people and pillaged the place, before setting it ablaze, the witness said. About 500 families, and six wounded, arrived at the Babanusa camp for the displaced in Gireida, a camp elder reported to Radio Dabanga. "The newly displaced told us that there are at least 200 families that fled into the desert.” Another camp leader in the neighbouring Bielel locality expects the villagers to return to El Salam camp as well, after the attack and the mounting insecurity in the area.

In North Darfur, a large group of militiamen raided Rwanda camp, and plundered a number of shops on the outskirts of Tawila town on Sunday. An army commander intervened, and returned much of the stolen goods. A robbed shopkeeper explained that the residents were terrified. The attack was immediately reported to army commander El Hadi Mohamed Hamed, who then stopped and searched the militiamen ́s vehicles for the goods. He also issued an order prohibiting militiamen to enter Tawila town with their cars and weapons, according to the listener.

Gold mining supervision by tribal administrations and North Darfur state

Gold diggers were violently robbed by gunmen in the area of Jebel ‘Amer, North Darfur, on Sunday. The militiamen beat the workers and stole more than $4,700 and an amount of gold. The Jebel ́Amer mining area lies in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality. Sadam Hamad Mohamed, one of the victims, reported to Radio Dabanga that afterwards, the militiamen left into the direction of Kabkabiya town. The North Darfur state announced the establishment of a coordination council for traditional mining last week, that will resolve problems in the mining areas. The Federal Ministry of Mines and representatives of El Sareif Beni Hussein, Kutum, El Malha, Um Keddada, and Kabkabiya localities in this council will also supervise the licensing and collection of fees for the traditional mining sites. 

In the same week, the Revolutionary Awakening Council (RAC) and the native administration of the Beni Hussein tribe agreed on establishing their own management board for the gold mining area of Jebel ’Amer. The RAC spokesman told Radio Dabanga that the participants in the meeting decided that they will be responsible for the gold mine. “Anyone who wants to visit, or work in Jebel ‘Amer, will have to request permission from the supervisors appointed by the board.” RAC leader Musa Hilal and his militias, responsible for Janjaweed campaigns against civilians in Darfur since 2004, were armed by the Sudanese government, but he distanced himself from the regime this year. His militia attacked several villages North Darfur, where Hilal established an administration. 

Gold has become one of Sudan’s biggest sources of revenues after the secession of the oil-rich south in 2011. As reported extensively by Radio Dabanga, in 2013, the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes fought violently over control of the Jebel ‘Amer gold mine, leaving about 500 people dead. The UN estimated that more than 100,000 people were displaced by the conflict.

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‘Govt. forces in Sudan’s Blue Nile abusing civilians’: HRW

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West Darfur farmers despair militant herders

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Rebels claim control of garrisons in South Kordofan, attack convoy in Darfur

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Sudan to launch 20 radio stations in Darfur, South Kordofan

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Pregnant woman gang-raped, 17 'missing' in Kass, South Darfur

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