South Sudan

Kiir Loses Jonglei State To Machar Again

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“The White Army is using heavy gunships and a massive infantry. Some claim that the town will be in their hands by midday,” a source told Chimpreports as the militias edged on the capital.

Sources also noted that the White Army emerged from both eastern and southern directions attacking the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) positions that resisted for hours but were defeated afterwards.

The defeat comes just a day when the regional leaders gave Riek Machar only four days to come to the table and dialogue or be pursued and defeated.

“We gave Machar four days to respond, if he doesn’t, we shall have to go for him all of us. That’s what we agreed in Nairobi,” Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, told the media in Juba on Monday morning.


Salva Kiir and Machar bitterly disagreed in a ruling SPLM party meeting, followed by gunshots between the elite presidential guards in capital Juba two weeks ago.

Fighting exploded to other states of Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity State sparking off a cat and mouse military game between the rebels under Machar and SPLA under Kiir.

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