Press release: SPLM-IO Chapter in Uganda denounce the National Dialogue initiated by the team dispatch from Juba last week.
Nov 26, 2017 [ THE BIEH TELEGRAPH]—— The SPLM/IO, Chapter in Uganda would like to seize this opportunity to communicated to all South Sudanese both within and in the Diaspora the following report in regard to the government’s “National Dialogue” which was initiated earlier in 2016 in the aftermath of the July 2016 re-ignition of conflicts that resulted into the death of many innocent people including the ARCISS.
The SPLM-IO Uganda Chapter, in line with official SPLM-IO’s position is clear from the start that, it does not recognize this initiative because it is a breach of Agreement. It also expressed its opinion that the initiative from the outset is a national but from the onset is but a monologue between the governments with itself to the benefit of some sections of the Jieng’s Community. Secondly the initiative doesn’t have the quality to replace the hard negotiated ARCISS which was signed between the warring parties in Addis Ababa in August 2015! And accordingly this position was reached by consensus and disseminated to the grassroots both by the IO top leadership as well as its Chapters worldwide hence; rejection of the said initiative became the official position of the SPLM-IO and majority of the South Sudanese.
There are numerous incidences that can illustrate how the people brushed off the initiative when it tried to reach out to the leadership among which the attempt by National Dialogue Retreat in South Africa headed by Hon. Angelo Beda who tried to reach out to SPLM/A-IO Chairman and C-N-C to seek his opinion. Nevertheless, it is now needless to mention how similar attempts were rejected by IO supporters in the region in Ethiopia, Kenya, DR Congo, Sudan and now in Uganda!
The SPLM-IO Chapter in Uganda, its massive subscribers and supporters therefore, would like to reaffirm its official position on the National Dialogue and expresses it is whole and detailed rejection for the initiative as barely an instrument for peace. Likewise we would like to report to all South Sudanese in the region that the report sent out by the National Dialogue Team sent to Uganda is concocted, fabricated and a false report. The team came to meet only with some members of the Jieng Communities in Kampala specially students to give them empty promises of to pay them school fees, University tuitions and hostel rents; but never was there any wider engagements with other communities as such that can amount into a National Dialogue. How can anybody in his rightful mind believe that there is a dialogue of some kind in times the SPLA soldiers and its militias are not paid salaries for months, civilians are targeted and killed in Juba on daily bases by the very SPLA aka South Sudan Defense Forces!
Henceforth, we vehemently dismiss the National Monologue Resolution of the Conflict designed by the team to Uganda as unrepresentative, unrealistic, false and it falls short of anything national dialogue for peace in its current shape as it appears to be a monologue between some major sections of the Jiengs in Kampala.
The advice of SPLM-IO Uganda Chapter to the government in Juba is that it should employ the scarce resources that it had collects from the tax payers and spend it wisely in meaningful developmental projects; instead it should also wait for the outcome of the revitalization of the ARCISS within the IGAD framework.
Viva Dr. Riek Machar and
Viva the people of South Sudan
The United Nation High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) have started registering and forceful repatriation of South Sudanese refugees who took refuged in Kakuma since the onset of south Sudan conflict in 2013.
Speaking to an eye witness in Kakuma 4 Juma Kuwa a Nuba of Sudan, He confirmed to Bieh Telegraph that the team are on their mission.
” They are coming in group with files, house to house writing the names of the families” He said.
Kuwa says, they are almost done with ‘Face Two’ a block in Kakuma.
The motive behind this move is believed to shortages of food ration for refugees. Many are starving and many lives could possibly get endangered. Hence, UNHCR believe, if refugees could be move to neighbouring countries like Uganda and Ethiopia or Sudan, lives could be saved.
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(The Bieh Telegraph) —The office of SPLM in opposition’ Chairman Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon (PhD) has dismissed the appointment of Angelina Teny as the movement acting chairman.
In statement extended to Bieh Telegraph, the Press Secretary of Riek Machar Comrade Lam Kuei Lam said the movement has not made and changes and any letter sighting the replacement of the chairman is a wistful thinking from the government agencies.
“This is to inform our SPLM/SPLA IO members , supporters and the entire South Sudanese , that the document being circulated on the social media alleging fake appointment of Cde madam , Angelina Jany Teny , as the deputy Chairman of the people,s movement ( IO) under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny that the document is fake and untrue” Said Lam Kuei.
The new Mouthpiece strongly refuted the wild propaganda calling upon their respective members , supporters , and all the South Sudanese not to buy the news saying it’s fake information because it is baseless and the main intention behind it is to cost confusion among their members.
Many papers containing the fake signature of Riek Machar had been on the social media for some months since the onset of the conflict and one of the government ambassador to the USA, Gordon Buay Malek has been identified as the person behind the forgery, fabrication and defamation of SPLM-IO leaders.
Spokesperson office of the Chairman and commander in chief SPLM / SPLA – IO
The former chief of military Staff 1St Lt. General. Paul Malong Awan have just touch down at Juba international airport this afternoon. Malong, left Juba four days after his dismissal from his position sparking fear and anxiety to the civil population in Juba.
However, the government has despatched a group of senior officials who are close friends to Malong convincing him to returned to juba. Malong after three days of resistance have today reluctantly accepted to returned to the south Sudan’s capital Juba.
UK Troops start engineering work in Malakal Protection of Civilians Camp
British military engineers have arrived in Malakal to join the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. The UK Engineers have started work to upgrade a culvert on a main supply road that is used by both civilian and UN military personnel to access the Protection of Civilians site. The road had weathered and narrowed dangerously and was mostly unusable during the rainy season due to blocked drainage and flooding.
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(The Bieh Telegraph) As genocide unfolds in South Sudan, much of the world looks away. In one of the gravest crimes of the 21st century, President Salva Kiir and his regime are wiping out non-Dinka communities through ethnically targeted massacres in Greater Upper Nile, Equatoria and Western Bahr El Ghazal regions.
The unfolding genocide is a repeat of this same regime’s December 2013 Juba massacres of ethnic Nuer civilians, which resulted in reprehensible reprisal attacks against Dinka civilians in other parts of the country. This chain of events triggered the still on-going civil war that was imposed on the people barely two years after the country gained independence on 9th July 2011.
By definition, genocide is a state-devised plan to annihilate, in whole or in part, minority communities. Kiir’s regime, with direct participation of the SPLA army and state-sponsored Mathyiang Anyor militia, are carrying out cold-blooded and calculated executions of community and church leaders, torturing and raping civilians and carrying out other dehumanizing acts. The intention is to violently expel women, children and the elderly from their homes and villages or exterminate them completely.
This odious scourge policy is unprecedented in scale and has serious ramifications for the survival of South Sudan as a country, and peace and security of the region.
As a result of the ongoing massacres by Salva Kiir’s regime, the United Nation reported that 3 million South Sudanese have been uprooted by the violence, resulting in hugely unprecedented displacement of populations from their homes, which is considered to be the biggest cross-border exodus in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. In addition, Kiir’s regime’s policy of “actively blocking and preventing aid access and using food as a weapon of war , has engineered widespread regime-made famine in the country.
As this murderous campaign unfolds, the Region and the broader international community, for the most part, has stood by, excused the aggressor and justified the inaction of the world on the intransigence of the perpetrator. This impunity and inaction by the world, which continues under the wrong assumption that such acquiescence will earn the trust and hence entice the cooperation of Juba to behave in a more civilized fashion, has only fueled the genocide.
Emboldened by the sense of no consequences for their actions and transgressions, President Kiir and his regime have gone on rampage killing and destroying the country in total disregard for international law.
A commendable exception to this apparent conspiracy of silence is the honest and accurate assessment by Hon. Priti Patel, British Secretary for International Development who, while in Kampala – Uganda on 12th April 2017, said that “There are massacres taking place, people’s throats are being slit … villages are being burnt out, there’s a scorched-earth policy, … it is tribal, it is absolutely tribal, so on that basis it is genocide.” This frank admission follows similar conclusion reached in the report of Mr. Adama Dieng, the Special Adviser to UN Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide.
We urge other world leaders to similarly recognize and condemn the genocidal actions of Kiir’s regime; their continued silence and denial only emboldens, encourages and indeed rewards the perpetrators of the crime and punishes their victims. We urge the region and the international community to urgently investigate, document, prosecute and punish the perpetrators of recent genocide in Wanduruba, Yei, Lainya, Pajok and Kajokeji in Equatoria, Wau in Bahr el-Ghazal, and in all of Upper Nile before appropriate courts or tribunals. All such targeted killings anywhere of innocent Dinka or non-Dinka civilians are reprehensible and inexcusable and should be subject to the same due legal process.
The Region and broader international community has a moral and legal obligation to prevent genocide and cooperate in prosecuting the perpetrators. We therefore call upon the AU, the UN Secretary General and the UN Security Council to issue a full, frank, and just acknowledgment of the unfolding genocide as a necessary first step to honor the victims and their families and signal a glimmer of hope for the future.
President Salva Kiir and his regime must be forced to comply and to take full responsibility for their actions and crimes. Only then can a peaceful political process to end this unprecedented and untold suffering begin.
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South Sudan rebels loyal to former 1st Vice President Riek Machar today declared victory in the strategic town of Raja said Kostella Ahmed. ” We have just received 5 wounded soldiers who are severely suffering from gun shots” He said.
Kostella said the fighting was still going on in the outskirt of Raja town when he was delivering his urgent message.
However, both government and rebels have not release any statements.
Bieh Telegraph will monitor the situation very closely