South Sudanese to commemorate 3rd anniversary of ‘December 2013 Juba massacre’

South Sudanese commemorate the 3rd anniversary of December 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Sirir Gabriel Yiei Ruot/File
South Sudanese commemorate the 3rd anniversary of December 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Sirir Gabriel Yiei Ruot/File

Juba, December 15, 2016 (SSNA) — South Sudanese around the world will observe the third anniversary of what they described as “December 2013 Juba massacre” of innocent civilians in South Sudan’s capital, Juba.

The coordinated commemoration is being conducted in South Sudan, Kenya, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Australia, Sudan, Uganda, the United States of America, among others.

Deputy SPLA-IO spokesman Major Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot brands December 15 “black day” and calls on the international community and IGAD to hold South Sudanese President Salva kiir responsible for what he described “December 2013 Juba massacre.”

The SSNA was told that South Sudanese living in Kenya, Egpyt, Australia, South Sudan (UNMISS camps), and Uganda will conduct their events on December 15.

Those who reside in Sudan will observe the date on December 16, adding that South Sudanese will do the commemoration on December 17, while those in Canada are slated to meet on December 17.

Organizers of the memorial told the South Sudan News Agency that the main reason to commemorate the December 15, is to remember people who were killed in 2013 after fighting broke out in Juba between different units of presidential guards after months of political disagreement between senior leaders of the ruling SPLM party.

South Sudan has been torn apart by three-year old civil war. The United Nations said the shattered young nation is on the brink of a disaster and warned of “all-out ethnic civil war.”

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  • Let the souls of the victims rest in peace. As South Sudanese we are longing for a Homeland or country through which all our values and rights as humanbeing are observed and protected. It makes no sense to loose so many lives fighting for 50 years so that we have a country like of the today South Sudan. We hope that the government in Juba will wake up and open up opportunity for safety again so that our dignity as human is also maintain among the nations of the people in the globe. All you positive thinkers never give up your struggle for the country, all the developed civilized and peaceful nations are established and builded by their nationalist, meaning people who regards all citizens regardless of their tribal differences as one people, because number is Power! PEACE.

  • *David we join you in memory of our precious, innocent South Sudanese who perished in a war no one deserved.
    We shall heal but yes “peace” genuine one is urgently needed.

  • I’ll right away grasp your rss as I can’t find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please let me realize so that I may just subscribe.

  • we all acknowledge the innocent lives of civilians who were killed by the ethnic melitia in the name of national gov. since 15th-dec-2013 up to now as a folen heroes and heroen for there bloods shall eventually cement to the popular demands of south sudanese which is federation and not 28th controvorsial states.finally we need peace and reconciliation instate of mobilizing children train to kill and raping women ,foriegner, burning villages ,please disarm this children and take them to schools lets teach them the culture of peace and togetherness secondly this children are mostly from bahr el gazal its like the government don’t want success on this children future i witnessed some of them are every now and then dying of starvation they even don’t earn salaries this children are our beloved brothren.

  • Commemorates who,while the so-called SPLM-OI are on-run. SPLM-OI have to died.


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