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Applauding letter to Twic East Community leaders and citizens for job well done

August 9, 2014 (SSNA) -- Greater Twic East Youth-USA applauding our community leaders for their outstanding job well done to Ayual and Dachuek Clans. Especially, the on going process of peace and reconciliation being carried out within our community. It is a very great steps to bring peace back to our decent Clans who are not having any historical dispute before.

We are so thankful Twic East County Commissioner, Hon. Dau Akoi, every head chiefs of our Dinka Twi Community, the committee being headed by Dun Chagai in connections with Twic East Community leadership of South Sudan-USA, plus other citizens of ours who have volunteered themselves to deals with this an uninvited situation. Thus, we couldn’t be more thankful to our people about this ideals of solving our problem within, and not the other way which is totally often contradict with Dinka Twi Community tradition customary laws’ applicant.

Right now we believe it is time to restore our dignity, “Enough is Enough.” And that means we need to return back to our fantastic chieng of Mawäkääi kɔŋ/kɔn kɔ̈ɔ̈c. Kɔŋku/kɔnku kënnë piŋic apieth ku bi wo rim jo dhiɔ̈m të yenyië. Dukku anän bɔ̈ ɣɔ̈ɔ̈ŋ cɔ tek wo yiic Twïnyda.

You, particularly, the Nyuak Payam citizens you know that you are the centrifuge of Twi Dinka community according to Greater Twic Community area geographically convey it. So we don’t want that weakness in our Twic East County citizens people of Nyuak Payam. Also violent solution is totally contrast to Twi people who are known for their diplomatic more solutions first and foremost than violent way.

Our closing, as there is always “time for everything,” at the moment we believe “it is time for peace,” Ayual and Dachuek Clans.

This information was validated by Greater Twic East Youths of South Sudan-USA,

Twic East Community of South Sudan-USA.
Vs. Information & Media Office
Website: Twiceastcommunity.org
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Thiang Nuer Youth Association: "We want accountability for more than 20,000 Nuer civilians massacred by Salva Kiir’s militias"

Thiang Nuer Youth Association (T.N.Y.A)
Press Release

Subject: Accountability for more than 20,000 Nuer civilians massacred by Salva Kiir’s militias

August 7, 2014 (SSNA) -- It has now become crystal clear that the regional and international Communities prefer just verbal condemnation of innocent people killings done and being carried out by Salva Kiir. There was no reason at all, for Salva Kiir who massacred South Sudanese in their thousands to be invited as if he is a LEGITIMATE President. He should not be allowed to land and attended US African Leaders Summit, recently ended in Washington. Because, the selective and auto genocides he ordered against the Nuer innocent civilians and other ethnicities in South Sudan are similar to that of 1994 in Rwanda, Nazi against the Jewish of Europe in 1937-1945, Stalinist purge of Peasant class of Kulaks in Ukraine in 1930s, the extermination during the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia from 1975-1979  etc.  The US government or Obama’s Administration should do at least something to reflect the true justice that Kiir had ordered serious human rights abuses.

Kiir’s presence in Washington summit was an insult to those over twenty thousand Nuer innocent or unarmed civilians he massacred. Four African countries whose Presidents weren’t invited to the summit are better than South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, in degree of serious Human rights abuses.

Unlike those four Leaders, Salva Kiir had massacred:

(a) More than 20, 000 Nuer civilians in cool blood, in Juba County alone, Dec 15- Dec 20s, 2013.
(b) Unregistered thousands Nuer civilians in Unity state’s Mayom, Koch, Mayiendit, Rubkoni, Leer, Panyijiar and Guit counties.
(c) Thousands, more in Upper Nile’s Renk, Ulang, Longechuk, Malakal and Nasir counties also in cool blood.
(d) Hundreds in Jonglei state, stamped by killing of over 300 innocent Nuer civilians in Bor UNMISS protection site as well as in Wau and currently in Maban. The killing of aid workers is a serious crime.

We have recorded all these inhumane atrocities committed by Salva Kiir (Serial Killer) against the Nuer people in front of the whole world. However, over the last seven months we couldn’t initiate revenge against and retaliated because:

SPLM/A’s Dr. Riek Machar even the International Community has been telling us not to retaliate or take revenge. Hoping, justice and accountability would have been done. The Leaderships’ seam of the SPLM/A (IO) and White Army, particularly around the case in question, is very clear. Our body can if need be exclusively decide and defend the same decision. We are now in the eighth month of the conflict. Where justice and accountability IGAD, AU, UN and International Community talk about is not seen?

The Thiang Nuer Youth Association or Nuer Youth in general would soon otherwise consider betraying such a long patience. We can see every step taken by global communities is increasingly result into a clear denial of Justice on more than 20, 000 Nuer civilians slaughtered by Salva Kiir’s militias. Therefore, the Thiang Nuer Youth Association (T.N.Y.A) in South Sudan would like to ask a question of as to what measure (s) the regional and international Communities are taking right now to see to it that these 20,000 or more innocent Nuer civilians killed in cool blood are accounted for. The gallant Nuer Youth body or White Army is capable to account the killer of Nuer civilians. Do these communities want us to take the law into our hands?

Manyun Guek Bilieu, Chairperson
Thiang Nuer Youth Association (T.N.Y.A)
 Jonglei State, South Sudan
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SPLM Youths in Opposition Condemn the Killing of Aid Workers in Maban County

By: Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut

August 6, 2014 (SSNA) -- The SPLM youths in opposition have condemned the killing of Nuer aid workers in Bunj-Maban county of Upper Nile State. Residents of the town said the victims died during the clash, from Saturday night to Sunday morning, between SPLA and the defected soldiers from Nuer tribe but, the so called Maban defence Force, MDF; mobilized by the government of Salva Kiir Mayardit to target the Nuer community living in Maban county carried out ethnic cleansing targeting civil population who belong to Nuer tribe. They murder young children, women and aid workers working for the Norwegian people’s aid (NPA)

While residents claim the firing was started by the SPLA soldiers and the MDF,One of the victim I was able to reach said “the firing was caused by the Rocket Propelled Grenades used by the SPLA soldiers who target the Nuer youths who were believe to be hiding in the shop inside the market.

Apart from the people killed, about 20 shops, 4 motorcycles and 10 goats were also burnt in the attack; even as the government said the casualty is lest but I am sure more could been hunted down from the hiding places by the indigenous people of Maban.

Condemning the action of the security forces, I would say “the situation is rather an unfortunate one, which shows that the government does not appreciate the value of lives.”

“The human life is less than a south Sudanese pound in this country, it is very cheap to get a human killed than to get a job in this country, and the killing simply shows that there is a great collapse in the security Unit.

“The government cannot provide good education, good health facilities, employment and security, how then will they now know the value of life?”

“Where it is in the world that a total number of 8 people working in an international Organization, died as a result of war in a day and nothing is being done about it.”

“It shows the high level of insecurity in the country. It’s a shame on us and a shame on the security sector and big shame to international community.

“Take a look at marathon bombing (in the U.S.), a suspect has been caught which means the government is not asleep, the government in south Sudan should stop saying we will bring the perpetuators to justice or we are going to get to the bottom of this but should wake up and act,”

It is obvious that the tyranny in Juba wanted to wear every citizen in south Sudan with their coat full of blood on it; they intend to do this in order to make the conflict escalated to the all tribes in the country. This is totally wrong.

We condemn this door to door killing recently carried out in Maban County terming it as a setup on people of Maban against their neighbors the Nuer. This ethnic cleansing and tribal targeting launched by cowardice fellows will only add more salt to the insulin.

Nuer in Upper Nile and Brun (Chai) people of Maban have been enjoying peace for all these years, but the influential regime composed of paranoia and egos have inflicted hatred confusing the people of Maban to carry out the massacre of Non-Governmental Organization staffs.

However, the death of those innocent staffs won’t bring sleepless night and nightmares to those who force their souls to meet their ancestors, but will be pay in masses. We mourn for their death today as the killers are busy laughing and preparing to hunt down the rest that tried to escape to the near by bushes for their own safety. South Sudan has failed.

Our message to the United Nations, Africa and south Sudan in particular; is that Salva Kiir is a killer who wanted to turn the country to a slaughter house as well as butchery. He wanted to rule with blood in his hands. How shameful!

We called unto the international community to easier and help in the process to uproot the dictatorship rule in the young nation, so that south Sudan may have a new face of a new narratives, a new leadership and a new least of life where every citizens can be entitle to his/her freedom of right.

To our people of Maban, as the Nuer proverb always say; “whatever gave you a sleepless night, you’re the root cause of it” and as the mad man say; “whatever you do bad or good, you’re doing it to your selves”

Upper Nile state belongs to Nuer and Mbanian and you must remain as neighbors forever so there is no need to kill each other. South Sudan belongs to us all.

“One tribe can not sit on other’s heads” said; governor Clement Wani Kong’a

Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut is a student of political science living in Cairo-Egypt. He can be reach through his Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Note: SPLM Youths in Opposition authorizes Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut to write this press statement.

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