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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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China Furious Over the United States’ Proposed Sanctions on South Sudan

New York, February 27, 2015 (SSNA) -- Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi on Friday questioned reasons behind the US proposed sanctions against South Sudan, arguing that it is in the best interest of the UN Security Council to support the ongoing peace talks.

Lieyi appeared to have not been convinced by the language of the anticipated sanctions and wondered if imposing penalties when South Sudan’s warring factions are negotiating a peace deal in Ethiopia is a good idea.

“The question arises as to what is the best way to facilitate (the political) process - whether at this moment, when the two sides are negotiating for a solution, you talk about imposing sanctions,” Jieyi told reporters.

"Sanctions are a punitive thing to do ... it intends to punish," he added.

The Chinese Ambassador also asserted that there is no logic to support the US proposed sanctions.

“Frankly I don't see the logic behind this,” Jieyi wondered.

The United States on Tuesday circulated a draft resolution to the UN Security Council — the proposal calls for the establishment of a panel of experts and committee who then can oversee the sanctions if the Council approves the plan.

China is the biggest investor in South Sudan’s oil sector and worries that the raging civil war could harm its investment.

UN Panel fails to identify attackers of downed helicopter

New York, February 27, 2015 (SSNA) -- A finding of the United Nations (UN) investigation into the downing of its aircraft in South Sudan has been released. However, the report failed to identify the people behind the attack.

A seven members UN team tasked to establish a fact of what went wrong and who is responsible for the shooting down of a Russian-owned UN peacekeeping helicopter which was brought down by anti-aircraft missile in August of 2014 falls short of naming the real attackers.

The United Nations Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, stated that the plane was downed probably by anti-aircraft missile before it crashed and that the identity of a group behind the attack of the copter could not be determined.

“There is a high probability that the helicopter was hit by anti-aircraft fire which caused mechanical failure and eventually leading to the crash,” Stephane Dujarric said.

The UN official also disclosed that a team mandated to establish the fact failed to do so, suggesting that the two warring factions of the volatile South Sudan were active in the area where the copter was brought down.

“But the seven-member panel was not able to identify the attackers…the firing could have come from either party,” Dujarric added.

On August 26, 2014, a UN copter was brought down in the northern part of the capital of the oil-rich Unity State, Bentiu, by unknown anti-aircraft. At least three crew members died when the airplane crashed.

After the helicopter was shutdown, South Sudanese government was quick to accuse Unity State-based rebel forces under the command of Major General Peter Gatdet Yak of shooting down the copter.

Gatdet denied the allegation, saying he has no hand in the downing of UN helicopter and that Juba could be the real assailant.

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