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Dinka Elders Form a Tribal Political Party – The REPUBLICAN PARTY

Members of Jieng Council of Elders form a new political party, the Republican party of South Sudan(Photo: file)
Members of Jieng Council of Elders form a new political party, the Republican party of South Sudan(Photo: file)

Feb 20, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——- Inspired by the rising of “far right conservatives” around the world and controversial win of extremists like Donald Trump of the Republican Party in the United States, the Dinka tribal elites known as the Jieng Council of Elders, who are believe to be fuelling the conflict in South Sudan have now formed a new political party call the Republican Party of South Sudan(RPSS).

The “Jieng Councils of Elders”(JCE) has been highly criticized by the Dinka intellectuals for tarnishing their Community name in exchange for access to leadership and resources of the country.

The Jieng Council of elders is comprised of 221 well-known Dinka elderly politicians and military generals.

The group became popular as they are seen as a threat to diversity and most often accused of dividing other nationalities in the country to weaken their unity and to promote Dinka supremacy and “Dinka Born to Rule” ideology among the Dinka people and across their borders through imposition, trade, intermarriages and cultural practices.

The Council of Dinka elders is reported to include President Salva Kiir, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, Gen. Kuol Manyang and other politicians, who are also members of the ruling party, SPLA-IG that is now struggling to maintain power.

It is unclear whether or not the Jieng Elders will resign from SPLM and focus on their new political party, the RPSS.

The Jieng Elders have been directly involved in major decisions such as creations of more states and decisions to host Dr. Riek Machar Teny and replace him with a more friendly politician.

It is yet to be seen if the Jieng Elders will pursue political ideologies and open up their new political party to all South Sudanese or elders from other non-Dinka communities.

Despite the rough path to leadership in the young country, observers believe that the Jieng Council of Elders could be preparing to oust president Salva Kiir through ballots or bullets as Kiir becomes more disconnected from the grassroots due to a deadly civil war and economic frustration in the country.

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JUNUBI February 20, 2017 at 4:48 am

This is not real…i mean they are fooling the public so that they (JCE) are not suspected or blamed for their usual activities in achieving….the (impossible) JCE-DINKER DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO RULE THE COUNTRY FOR OVER 200 YRS which is concreted for achievement at all cost…i mean -all cost even-if it means killing any obstacle (be-it jieng or non jieng individual, group, clan, institution or even region.) Its just a ploy. Please my peace loving south Sudanese (jieng and non-jieng) I urge you not to be fooled, bribed and persuaded to join this single minded and self-fish interest group which will take you and your sibling’s future into doom like what has already happened to some dinker communities who, perhaps, voluntarily give their infant children (child-soldiers) to Malong Paul in the name of national army and have massively died aimlessly in the forests of Equatoria and other parts of the country. I LOVE ALL 64 TRIBES IN SOUTH SUDAN.

pat lamol February 20, 2017 at 6:56 am

yes we all love this country no matter where the rulers came from but let it be true which can be seen internally and externally

Benjamin February 20, 2017 at 11:51 am

Israel was in Egypt for400yesrs under egyptian rules,but one God brought them out of Egypt,exodus14:13-14

Bala February 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

The JCE do not have a new political party known as the Republican Party of South Sudan. This is incorrect but the JCE as a community organisation isn’t abandoned. The JCE has got nothing to do with presidency and other national affairs , although it remains a takeholder like other community organisations in national affairs that produce negative and positive impacts on the entire Jieng community. Everything negative said against the JCE is a pure propaganda, aimed at degrading the national leadership to look like a tribal leadership because the propagandists hate Dinka tribe and every leader that stems from the people of this tribe. The agitprops are simply after the top national leadership where they falsely believe every single member of their tribe would be a wealthy ,powerful queen or king – I.e some status which such propagandists think every Dinka person possesses under the leadership of Kiir who is a Dinka. I’m not a Dinka or JCE spokesperson but such is my opinion and belief.

Lakueijik Dut February 22, 2017 at 12:25 am

you have said it all brother Bala, south Sudan is for all of us 64 tribes but the mentality of this propagandist is occupied with tribal politic,(rebellion) of which they will not achieves their goal of fighting(defeating) Dinka then fighting the government.

Keyam February 22, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Thanks Bala. Dinka are peaceful people, they are not killing or mobilizing against other tribes.


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