Fears for South Sudan as President Sacks Entire Government

Mike Pflanz, Telegraph (London), July 24, 2013

The world’s newest country, South Sudan, appealed for its citizens to remain calm after the president fired all of his ministers, their deputies, several senior policemen and his vice-president.

The surprise move immediately raised fears of increased instability or fresh outbreaks of violence.

Heavily-armed security forces guarded the administrative centre of the capital, Juba, as state radio called for calm and the country waited for explanations from Salva Kiir, the president.

South Sudan became independent of Sudan two years ago this month, with donors led by William Hague at the time expressing “optimism” and promising millions of pounds in aid to help build the new nation.

Today, the land is awash with guns, riven by rivalries between tribes and enduring ongoing civil conflict in its north.

Oil sales have dried up in ongoing arguments with Sudan over how to share the wealth. Most of the country’s 10 million people live in near-total poverty.

“Take all that and throw into the mix a president who’s just decided for no clear reason to suspend his entire administration and, yes, we’re pretty worried,” said one Western diplomat in Juba on Wednesday.

The United Nations initially confined its staff to their homes, before easing that order but restricting their movements. UN flights to Juba were temporarily halted.

State television broadcast a decree from Mr Kiir late on Tuesday informing the nation that all 29 ministers and deputy ministers, 17 senior police commanders and the vice-president were suspended. No reason has yet been given.

Among those sacked was Riek Machar, a former warlord who was chosen as vice-president to appease his Nuer tribesmen, traditional rivals to Mr Kiir’s Dinkas. Their rivalry may be behind the sudden dissolution of the government, analysts said.

Mr Machar, whose late wife, Emma McCune, was a British aid worker in Sudan, has made little secret of the fact that he intended to challenge Mr Kiir for president at elections due in 2015.

Pagan Amum, the SPLM’s secretary-general and the nation’s lead negotiator in talks with Sudan over oil sharing, was also fired, complicating efforts to bring the two sides to an agreement.

More than 60,000 people need emergency food aid in South Sudan after fleeing ethnic clashes in the most populous state, Jonglei, the World Food Programme said this week.

Sudan continues to claim that Juba is funding and arming rebels north of the two countries’ border.

Oil production was halted for close to a year last year in a row with Sudan over its charges to pipe landlocked South Sudan’s output to export terminals on the Red Sea.

After a brief resumption of production, supplies will again be turned off within weeks as the dispute continues. South Sudan earns 98% of its government income from oil sales.

Infrastructure is limited and funds for social services and job creation are almost entirely supplied by international donors. Britain plans to give GBP96 million in aid to support South Sudan this year, according to the Department for International Development.

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  • Puggg

    South Sudan is the world’s newest country, and is in fierce competition with Haiti for the title of worst.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I’ve still got my money on the Congo for the title of worst, but South Sudan and Haiti are strong contenders.

      • Puggg

        There’s another thing. The world just had to engineer the secession of South Sudan (because Khartoum never would have permitted it on their own volition) from regular Sudan for all the tribal strife. Yet there’s somehow more tribal strife within South Sudan.

        And what’s with the world’s love of secession all of a sudden? For South Sudan, not for Dixie.

        • The hypocrisy on secession is older and deeper than that. It was apparently wrong for Dixie to leave the union, but quite proper for West Virginia to secede from Virginia. Curious, that.

          South Sudan is merely following the normal script for black African countries under self-rule, though at a slightly accelerated pace. The next act in this sordid drama will be the renaming of the country. I’m rooting for “Oogaboogastan”.

          • LIBERTYSINCURSION

            “Oogaboogastan” <- Now that is catchy. However, I think I'm gonna have to go with Godfrey Bloom of UKIP's "Bongo Bongo Land". No, no, you know what, I think I'm gonna go with Oogaboogastan as well. It just has more of a primate like vocalization to it. Yeah, Oogaboogastan it is!

            Yet, I will suggest that Bongo Bongo Land be considered for the renaming of Chicago Land, you know, in honor of our first black "president" and all!

          • I think the “stan” suffix makes it sound like an even less civilized place.

          • LIBERTYSINCURSION

            That’s right, adding “stan” to the end of anything delivers an instant mental projection of something wholly alien to anything civilized.

            Boy,,,, it’s a real shame that in a 100yrs or so Europe, the birth place of western civilization. Will come to be known as Europistan, thanks to the insanely suicidal immigration policies and the 7 to 1 Islamistan birth rates.

          • Whitetrashgang

            How about New Detroit ,New Baltimore ,or no peace no justice

      • BonusGift

        Actually, I’m with you but (and disregard the apparent oxymoron and fact it’s not a country in name only) my new sentimental favorite is Detroit. Heck, on second thought there are so many good candidates for the title out there I’m torn. OK, OK, how about the Central African Republic of Greater Philadelphia or the soon to be Chicago on the Niger? Did I say or write something that offended anybody; ops I just realized I could have included an extra g in that last candidate?

    • Here, I nominate this for the new country’s currency:

    • sbuffalonative

      Have you seen the Liberia videos on youtube?

      Just search Liberia cannibalism.

      • Puggg

        Yes. We dogs seem to have something in common with Liberians: We leave our calling cards on the beach without care.

      • Xerxes22

        Are you referring to General Butt Naked and his Butt Naked Brigade? Yes, that was the real name of a very nasty gang of killers in Liberia a few years ago. General Butt Naked found Jesus and is now an Evangelical preacher. They made a film about him last year.

  • Spartacus

    This is just a minor setback, they’ll be building pyramids and genetically engineering white devils in no time . You’ll see ….

  • Oil Can Harry

    A black dictator ousts his rivals from the gov’t and a Western diplomat babbles that it was “for no clear reason”.

    Kinda like when black flash mobs attack whites and the police declare it was a “senseless” attack “for no reason”.

    • Uganda borders South Sudan, so if regional politics follow the well-worn path, President Salva Kiir will either award himself the title “Lord Emperor”, or one of his army officers will eat him and then take that title himself.

      Or both.

      • Wethepeople

        Luckily tabletop gaming hasn’t entered Africa, if it had we’d have at least one ‘God Emperor Shashalazz Bongoboomba of the Imperium of Man’ on our hands.

  • David Ashton

    Nigeria has a “real” space program, well worth an insightful analysis.

  • APaige

    When it split and formed a new nation, I visited a black site (now banned) and posted that a new black nation…what could go wrong? There was the usual that’s racist replies. I wish I could go back and laugh at them.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      What site is that? I’ll gladly go and deliver your laughs for you.

    • You can still laugh at them.

  • Evette Coutier

    For the first time in my life I fear that we can learn a lesson from a black. We need to fire our government.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    Another brand new African country that can’t even feed it’s self without Whitey’s charity. Race, as we all know means nothing as to ability, and it’s just a coincidence that 90% of the dark continents nations are unable to even feed themselves.

  • Bill

    “Britain plans to give GBP 96 million ( $149 million dollars) in aid to support South Sudan this year.”

    That’s awfully nice of you white British taxpayers.

    • sbuffalonative

      That should be enough to build a palace for the president with enough to spare to buy a fleet of Rolls Royce limousines.

      You can’t be a proper African president without a palace and a fleet of Rolls Royce limousines.

    • Haven’t the British taken in enough African’ts that they could just send the money to London?

  • sbuffalonative

    Another African nation in chaos. Who could have imagined such a thing?

  • Great. Another excuse to bring millions of African “refugees” to white lands.

  • IKantunderstand

    I so don’t care. Unless they start sending refugees here. Well, I still don’t care, but no more BS refugees. I’m tired. By the way, where can I go as a discriminated against White person? Is there anywhere? I’m not going to Africa. Not unless I can talk ten million White people to go with me. No, seriously, could we get enough Whites to take over an African country? All these people are moving here, could we take over Mexico? You know, if we all just stormed the border and overan the Mexican government. Could we just take over? How about we just storm all of Central America? Let’s swarm those countries with Cracker ass gringoes! Why should we just put up with them invading us. Let us invade back. Shoot, nice weather. Let’s do it!

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Flash News Story!!!! Read all about it!

    Some black African hellhole is poor, ignorant, desperate, starving, teetering on the brink of disaster…and some idiot white gave them a bunch of money…and it didn’t make any difference whatsoever…and they’re about to start killing/eating/maiming each other and we’re supposed to give a rip for some reason…

    Wow. Never expected to see a story like this when I started perusing the news!

    Keep ’em coming, Amren. They NEVER really get old, lol…

  • China_Rising

    This is a must watch.

    Thank you for this. Really…. thank you.

  • Let me guess: the Persians were smarter and more literate. This is a common refrain. What Iran has done to itself with a foreign religion is completely hideous.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Did a little digging…

    Turns out they have launched 3 satellites. The first was made by you guys, but I guess they operated it because after it went up it got lost. The second was made in Britain and launched by Bantus being supervised by Britons. It is still spinning around up there.
    The third was supposedly made by Nigerian engineers and also is still spinning.

    Reminds me of an old racist joke…

    Aliens arrive at Earth and want to see the capacities of the native species. They scoop up some Japanese, some Germans, and some black folk. Lock them in rooms alone with two bowling balls.

    Couple weeks later the aliens check in on the progress.

    Japanese – somehow made a fully functional Sony stereo. Amazing!

    Germans – turned those bowling balls into a shiny new BMW. Wow!

    The blacks? On ball broken, the other lost…

    • China_Rising

      LOL!

      I promise you this. If they end up trying to launch a manned mission, as they are hoping to do (by 2015 no less, seriously), a lot of people are going to die in the process.

      There is no way in hell, no matter how many kajillions are thrown at the project, that the Bantu will ever master the intricacies and perfection involved in launching a successful manned rocket into space.

      Lot’s of people are going to die when that rocket explodes and hits the shantytown parked right next to the launchpad.

      • And white Americans and white Russians did this with slide-rules. The Russians were the first to orbit a man, and we Yanks went to the moon, along with sending probes past or to every planet in the solar system (Pluto is not a planet, but a Kuiper Belt Object). China has now orbited men. Africa is never going to be able to do it.

  • Yale2001

    Yet, we keep putting them in positions of power in America. There is no culture or ethnicity that causes so much loss of progress/destruction. It’s like watching a film of evolution in rewind mode.

  • din_do_nuffins

    Western diplomat can’t comprehend how blacks think or act, so Whitey says “without reason.”

    Diversity always has its reason- its voodoo reason- don’t try to understand it, stay away from it. Whitey should know that by now.

  • Romulus

    There it is right in the article itself. Oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil. The worlds most precious resource. Just like the French did before the Iraq war. OIL FOR FOOD. Let the West make nice nice with the dark continent for it’s resources.

  • John Smith

    “Today, the land is awash with Chinese made guns, driven by rivalries between tribes and enduring ongoing civil conflict perpetuated by Muslims in its north.”

    ^ Now it’s accurate.