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Mlong announces the establishment of a new rebellion movement in southern Sudan

The former chief of staff of the South Sudan Army, General Paul Mellig, announced on Monday the formation of a new rebel movement “to restore democracy and resist the current tyrannical regime established by President Salva Kiir Mayardit,” according to the statement of establishment of the movement.

The former chief of staff called the armed movement the “United Sudan Southern Front” and held the position of head of the movement and its commander-in-chief.

“It is necessary to put an end to exploiting the role of the leaders of the ruling People’s Movement in the long war of liberation (1983-2011) to tear apart the country and disperse its unity. Current situation “.

Building institutions

In January, government authorities accused South Sudan’s army chief of staff, General Paul Melliq Awan, of mutiny and inciting rebels, during recorded phone calls, to attack government sites

He pointed out that his movement “wants to build strong institutions, not despotic people, as is now the case under the rule of President Salva Kiir, who established his rule on the basis of impunity.” He called for a constitutional conference in which everyone agrees on how they want to rule, They come up with a road map that defines the functions of the government and separates the authorities.

Mellonq expressed his desire to participate as a new movement in the talks of the third round of the Peace Agreement Revival Forum, which is expected to be launched at the end of April in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa (IGAD).

In January, the government authorities accused the army’s chief of staff, General Paul Tlemik Owan, of rebellion and inciting the rebels, during recorded phone calls, to attack government sites.

Chief of Staff
[The movement’s founder said he was seeking to restore democracy]
The movement’s founder said he was seeking to restore democracy
After the outbreak of civil war in December 2013, Mellifak Awan was appointed Chief of Staff to handle the military operations against the rebels, led by Riek Machar, the president’s deputy.

In late November 2017, the southern Sudanese capital of Juba, heading for the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, left for treatment after a committee of national figures mediated between him and President Salva Kiir to allow him to leave the country.

After splits in the army on ethnic grounds, the general recruited “militias” loyal to him, accused by international reports of committing grave violations against civilians in conflict areas in the states of Equatorial Guinea, Upper Nile and Bahr el Ghazal.

Source: Agencies







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