South Sudan

Gen. Koang Declares Self Governor, Sacks Ministers

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erectile http://daisho.ca/wp-includes/functions.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to sources, dosage only lower level officials will continue with work in Bentiu which now is under defector Koang’s mutineers.

“Both the acting governor of the unity state and the deputy fled the state on Friday,” a source told Chimpreports.


Immediately after takeover, Koang moved swiftly to sack all ministers and other top government officials who have been controlling Bentiu oil state.

Reports reached us this afternoon confirming that another top commander Maj Gen James Koang had joined Riek Machar and Gen Peter Gadet seizing Bentiu oil state.


Only yesterday, reports revealed that clashes had broken out in Bentiu oil state as Dinka and Neur soldiers engaged each other in armed conflict.


According to reports, the Neur soldiers (loyal and tribesmen to Riek Machar) emerged winners of the conflict that broke out in the 8th army division forcing the Dinka rivals to flee to a UN base.


SPLA army spokesperson, Philip Aguer, too confirmed that Maj Gen Koang’s action of joining forces with Gen Gadet and their boss Riek Machar.


“We have lost contact with the commander and there are reports he has joined the forces of Riek Machar,” Aguer was quoted as saying.


Meanwhile, fighting continues in South Sudan.

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