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Thiang Nuer Community of Fangak (South) County congratulates SPLM/A-IO Chairman for signing the compromise peace agreement

August 22, 2015 (SSNA) -- On behalf of Thiang Nuer Community of Fangak (South) County and indeed on the entire Thiang Nuer Youths’ behalf worldwide, the Executive leadership of Thiang Nuer Youth Association at home would like to seize this opportunity to congratulate the Chairman of South Sudan Armed Opposition (the SPLM/A-IO), Dr. Riek Machar Teny for having signed compromised peace Agreement on 17th August, 2015.

Dr. Machar! Thiang Nuer Youth Association (TNYA) knows very well that there could be many reasonable reservations from your side but because it has been in your over all interest ever since to end imposed sufferings of your own South Sudanese people, that was why you unconditionally signed the agreement.

The TNYA congratulates you very much for that and, therefore, will remain standing behind you until the tyrant is completely declared—defeated forever.

On the opposite side, TNYA is also hereby asking Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit to change his mind for peace, return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and immediately sign peace agreement without delay so that sustainable peace is comprehensively restored to South Sudan.

Long live Federal Democratic Republic of South Sudan!
Long live Dr. Riek Machar Teny!
Long live federal Phow State!
Long live Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam
Long live Thiang Nuer Community!
Thiang Nuer Youth Association, at home
Old Fangak, Phow state

Thiang Nuer Youth Association’s leadership can be reached at Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

An open letter: A life time advice to Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka from Bentiu Community in Egypt

Friday, August 21, 2015
Press statement

“Escaping responsibilities does not mean freedom, freedom is when you know your life’s task or you will die nothing”

Cairo, August 21, 2015 (SSNA) -- Major General Peter Gatdet Yaka Majiek Gok – AKA Judi-Iraq was born in 1962 in Mayom county, Unity state, South Sudan. Gen. Gatdet Yaka started his military career in 1980 when he was only 18 years old in Khartoum, Sudan. In the same year of 1980 during the second ruling term of the former President Late Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, Gen. Gatdet was deployed to Iraq to fight Iran-Iraq war. Gatdet did not last for so long, he was sent back to Sudan in 1983 before the end of the Gulf war in August 1988. The well trained Maj. General who is popularly known for combat proficiency is also expert in persuading techniques, consequently Gen. Gatdet officially switched sides seven times from the period he joined the Southern struggle to the independency.

As you have read the brief introduction of yourself now you ought to understand that being one of the brave sons of Liech State does not entail you the architect of frequent bloodshed occurring in your clan, tribe, state or your country. The elders of Bentiu Community in Arab Republic of Egypt have been distantly observing your activities since you join the People’s struggle in 1985. From the time you join the Southern movement until today you have switch sides seven times, below are briefed details of the community’s findings.

1)      In 1991, during the war of ideology you waited for two years before you join Dr. Machar in Nasir, that was 1993.
2)      In 1997, you breakaway from South Sudan Independence Movement / Army (SSIM/A) Under Dr. Machar and joined South Sudan Unity Movement / Army (SSUM/A) under late Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial.
3)      In 1999, you defected from (SSUM/A) and you joined Sudan’s People Liberation Movement / Army (SPLM/A) under late Dr. John Garang De Mabior.
4)      In 2003, you deserted the SPLM/A to SSUM/A.
5)      In 2004, you left SSUM/A and returned to SPLM/A.
6)      In 2011, you abandoned SPLM/A and you joined Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in Khartoum, Sudan.
7)      At the same year of 2011, you forsaken President Bashir and returned to SPLM/A Juba, South Sudan.

Finally emerge the December 15th /2013, Nuer Genocide; an event that has killed tens of thousands and displaced over two million people in South Sudan in less than two years.

Dear Gen. Gatdet Yaka, what have you achieved from these seven defections rather than obtaining the name War-Lord? What have you brought to the people of Liech State apart from destruction and displacement? At the age of 53, what else do you think you will execute if you deserted the cause of December 15th /2013? The people of Liech state were never please of your leadership style until you justified it in December 19th /2013 when you fired the first trigger in support of justice to the murderers of your people in Juba. You have proven the nature of the previous quotation you made during the funeral of our late son Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial when you said; “I will never ever allow anyone to oppress you as long as I live”. You cautiously demonstrated how you were going to take over the duties of our late Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial in Nuer Land and in whole South Sudan’s territory.  We cannot forget you saying “I would be the first to die in defense of my people’s pride and dignity. I, Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka would prefer to die first before any enemy get to kill any South Sudanese. I would fire my Ak-47 until to the last bullet to defend any threat to Nuer and would pour my blood for Liech tree to remain green, alive and vigorous”.

Dear Gen. Gatdet Yaka, recalling those quotations alone will bring you back to your sense; we cannot believe you have forgotten the cause that took you to the bush. Just for the record, we went to the bush to jointly resist an enemy who want to kill any Nuer General, Soldier, Politician, Student, Social worker, Elder and Youngster. Therefore, you must stop mobilizing Liech against Liech, Nuer against Nuer or South Sudanese against fellow South Sudanese. We do not want to fight the war of 1997-1999 when politicians and field commanders turned Dok-Bentiu against Bul-Bentiu, we repeat, we do not want to see Bul-Kech fighting their fellow clan’s mate Bul-Gok, it is now time to fight our common enemy.

We, the people of Bentiu Community Association in Arab Republic of Egypt will not tolerate any move that will cause divisions in the people’s movement as well as amongst the deprived Nuer People. We reiterate our dedication and devotion to the people’s movement under the leadership of the able Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and Major General Simon Gatwech Dual whom we shared with the pain of December 15th /2013, Nuer Genocide. It was Dr. Machar who was chosen to lead the oppressed South Sudanese to compensation and removal of the self-claim President Salva Kiir Mayardit; we will not spare anybody who will fail to corporate with us. We will condemn and disown anyone who will claim superiority; we will criticize leaders who will disregard our demands and we will dismantle any individual or organization who will try to divide us. We had been divided enough, now comes a time when we shall all be called Nuer and South Sudanese.

Dear Gen. Gatdet Yaka, the Community’s leadership in Egypt strongly urges you to take a bold step toward reconciling with the movement’s leadership. You alone will not implement our demand to remove Salva Kiir unless you are together with your brothers in Pagak. The proverb clearly stated that “Strength without Wisdom is a waste”. We advise you to go back to your December 15th /2013 team to resume your duties. Teamwork creates higher quality outcomes that are more efficient, thoughtful, and effective as well as faster.

Lastly, we would like to remain you of those who have chosen to follow their personal interest, these are; Matthew Puljang, Manytuil’s family, Lul Ruei Kong, Riek Gai Kok and others, they have been fighting us for two years now but they did not managed to tore our unity or weaken our military, political, or media activities because we have God on our side. We are fighting for our existence while others are fighting to satisfy their personal interest – No man is created to be a slave to another’s man.

Dear Gen. Gatdet Yaka we, the people of your soil Liech state, where you were born and left your childhood are writing this letter in protest of your defection from Sudan’s People Liberation Movement / Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO). We are writing to advise you to overcome your ego in order for you to step forward and resume your service, for we deserve to be happy and proud of our brave son just like any other state or country that produced a hero to the world.

Thank you very much for your wide understanding; we will be waiting for the pleasant action you will take.

Long live Liech State
Long live South Sudan
Long live Nationals and Citizens of South Sudan

Signed by:

Riak Gieng Kong – BCAE Chairman
Zechariah James Machar – BCAE Secretary General
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SPLM-IO New Zealand Chapter’s congratulatory message on the signing of compromise peace agreement

Press release
22nd August 2015

Re: SPLM-IO Chapter in New Zealand sends Congratulatory Message to the Chairman of SPLM-IO and C-in-C of SPLA Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon for signing IGAD-Plus Compromise Peace Agreement

Mr. Chairman,

New Zealand, August 22, 2015 (SSNA) -- The SPLM-IO chapter in New Zealand takes this rare opportunity to congratulate you for the courageous, resolute, and successful step you have taken to sign the IGAD-Plus compromise Peace Agreement on 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has been the belief of the SPLM-IO and ordinary citizens inside and outside the country that the conflict - imposed on the people of South Sudan by Salva Kiir Mayardit who instigated it through hate speech that culminated in Juba Genocide on 15-18 December 2013 – must be brought to an end through peaceful mechanism. Unlike President Salva Kiir who wrongfully opted to only witness rather than signing, your signature before mediators, witnesses and stakeholders to the peace process shows not only your seriousness in the pursuit of peace but your commitment to it.

Although the root causes of the conflict have never been addressed thoroughly throughout the negotiating process by IGAD-Plus mediating team, the issues pertaining to such causes have been given some answers directly or indirectly in the Agreement signed. For one, the demilitarization of Juba – our national capital – gives limited space to “Dutku beny”, which devised methods of mass murder and carried out the Genocide, to repeat the previous devilish act. It will be the interest of any concerned citizen living in Juba that the national capital must be free of state-sponsored mass murderers, the same murderers who turned Naath backyards into graveyards. The city will be policed by international intervention force to clock the crooks operating on the Government’s behalf. Another protective clause in the Agreement is the assurance that the SPLA will be separate and will manage its affairs parallel to the government’s army. A separate SPLA army is the sure way to quickly respond if Juba stirs up 15th December 2013.

Mr. Chairman,

Even though the Agreement has not adequately addressed the concerns why the people responded with arms in what was self-defense that later on evolved into the People’s Movement to correct corrupt practices implanted by Salva Kiir for years, it’s enough to say those concerns should be let go for now for the sake of peace. This chapter registers its appreciation for the SPLM-IO peace negotiating team led by Gen Taban Deng Gai. The negotiation was nail-biting, painstaking, and jaw breaking process since the beginning. Some grounds were lost, some were compromised, and a few more gained on the process in respect to what the SPLM-IO stands for, but it’s unfortunate that the other side of the conflict didn’t reciprocate in a manner that South Sudanese people and the world want. Gen Taban Deng Gai’s team, and yourself deserve the praise for the well job done!

Mr. Chairman,

As you sell this peace to the people, specially in the SPLM-IO controlled areas, you will be met by the invisible voices who condemned this peace before it materialized. Among these voices are two top deserted generals and prominent politician who conned communities in the United States of America and departed with large sums of money to form his Movement. This community has the pleasure to advise not to lend them your attentive ears because they are not threat to peace as their HQs are in foreign countries. They live in hotels which they change frequently for fear of public resentment. They are fugitives who don’t represent anybody’s interest apart from their families and close relatives. Responding to them will be distraction from the mission – peaceful settlement of South Sudan conflict.

In summary, you have been on record all along that this senseless war created by Salva Kiir Mayardit due to his hate for Naath as a tribe will be brought to end through peaceful means; that the barrel of the gun is the last resort. Your signature on the Agreement on 17th August 2015 reaffirms your position in this conflict. The members of this community pray that Salva Kiir – who happens to be the biggest actor in this peace – should heed to the reasonable calls both at home and in the Diaspora to realize this peace by jetting back to Addis Ababa and ink his genuine signature on it. It’s impossible for one to run away from his/her shadow, he has no good history to polish should he miss this chance. Your flocks are in the right direction of your shepherdship, congratulations for bringing peace home!!


Mr. Makuey Rambang
For/SPLM-IO Chapter in New Zealand
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