GBC-USA calls on Kiir and Machar to end violence now

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Published on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 19:52
Written by The Greater Bor Community in the United States
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Press Release,

Greater Bor Community in the United States

To Two Principals: President Salve Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar Teny

Contain Violence and Resolve Political Differences through dialogue and democratic process

Following the incidence that happened on December 14, 2013, here are the facts that Greater Bor Leadership in the United States have gathered thus far:

  1. The fighting started in the presidential guards barrack and spread to include other barracks;
  2. There are indeed, causalities but the exact number is not known now;
  3. A number of people accused of attempted coup are arrested and are said to be from the dissenting voices group who participated in the December 6 press conference.

Our concern as citizens and community

  1. We condemn the violence in the sense that what happened yesterday must be investigated;
  2. Contain the situation and show leadership;
  3. Address political differences through meaningful political dialogues and avenues;
  4. Investigate the yesterday’s incident and address it accordingly;
  5. What should South Sudanese learn from this tragic and unfortunate incident?
    1. Leadership: It is our view that the president’s speeches during the NLC meeting and that of the vice president were not helpful among the highly ethnically charged security forces;
    2. Fragile nation: Our nation needs leadership that will delicately guide it in this tough time to the pass and would consolidate its unity.
    3. What should have prevented this unfortunate situation

  1. What is the way forward

  1. To the International Community


Signed by:

Greater Bor Community-USA Executive Leadership

Greater Bor Community-USA Governmental Affairs Committee

Greater Bor Community-USA Board of Directors

County Leadership Committee (Bor, Twic)

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