South Sudan

South Sudan Rebels Face ‘Tamil Tigers Fate’

The Year 2014 that ends in a couple of days has been the worst for singer Julian Kanyomonzi.

She said in a New Year message to all her fans that this ending year was the most difficult she had ever experienced.

More than 5 months after she lost her only son Keron Kabugo in Nairobi, prescription Juliana said this afternoon that she was yet to entirely get over the distress.

“Life has a way of throwing rocks at you. And it’s bad when this happens and you are not ready, case ” she said in the video message.

“My biggest challenge in 2014 was being able to stand back on my feet, after a loss of that magnitude. But through prayers – and thankfully am a prayerful person – I have been blessed. I cannot say that I am 100% back on my feet, I have a long way to go; but it starts with baby steps, and that’s what I am doing.”

Juliana during the happy day of her son
Juliana during the happy day of her son

Juliana’s 11 year old son passed away on July 20 at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi where she had been rushed with respiratory complications.

The death of her only son with boxing legend Amon Lukwago, sank the music industry and the entire nation in grief.

Juliana says however that through prayers and the support of her fans, family and friends, she has managed to recuperate steadily.


My family, my mom, my sister, a small circle of friends and you guys, [the fans], you put everything aside to be with me through these difficult months. Everyone that has suffered a similar loss, I am praying for you.”


“As we get into 2015, I hope that it’s going to be a better year for all of us. I wish you all a happy new year.”




The fighting is yet to stop in South Sudan with rebels accusing government soldiers of killing civilians, ampoule Chimp Corps report.

Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, Military Spokesman for SPLA(in opposition) and Director of military Information, told this website on Tuesday morning that “a total of 16 civilians 5 of whom were women lost their lives in separate targeted killings by Kiir’s tribal army and allied militias in two of Unity State’s nine counties.”

He pointed out that in Rupkoni County, a group of IDPs attempting to flee to Karasana on South Sudan-Sudan north of Bentiu town were ambushed and deliberately shot at resulting in the deaths of 10 people; 5 women and 5 men and 10 others wounded.

“In another village, two men, the younger brother and first cousin of Sgt, Amos Majiek Gatkuoth were killed and a third went missing,” said Koang.

South Sudan Defence officials we talked to denied the allegations.

“That’s nothing but the rebels’ propaganda to divert attention from their failure to sign a peace agreement,” said a military source who preferred anonymity as he is not authorized to speak to the press.

“If they do not lay down weapons and take the path of peace, we will continue to defend our nation,” he added.

Koang alleged that in Wichok village, Mayom County, “four men identified as cousins and nephews of  Brig. Gen. Makal Kuol were summarily executed and over 300 herds of cattle looted.  Gen. Makal’s relatives were deliberately targeted and cattle looted because he is the Operations Commander of SPLA-IO Forces in Unity State. The same applied to Sgt. Amos’s relatives because he is the personal bodyguard of Lt. Gen. Taban Deng Gai, SPLM/SPLA Chief Negotiator.”

He said the alleged killings “were committed between 5th and 26th December 2014 respectively by government troops and allied militias under the commands of Maj. Generals, Thayef Gatluak and Matthew Puljang.”

War broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced without food and water.

Efforts to reconcile President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar by the international community are yet to bear fruit as guns continue roaring.

Gordon Buay, an official in the South Sudan Foreign Affairs Ministry, said Machar’s rebellion will face the fate of Tamil Tigers, a rebel group whose brutality left an unprecedented trail of bloodshed and destruction in Sri Lanka until it was defeated by the country’s elite commando units.

“My President and I are controlling all of South Sudan except five counties in Nuer land. If Riek Machar and his rebel-terrorists reject peace, we will give them the treatment of Tamil Tigers,” said Buay, a controversial politician.

Founded in May 1976 by Velupillai Prabhakaran, Tamil Tigers waged a secessionist nationalist campaign to create an independent state in the north and east of Sri Lanka for Tamil people. This campaign evolved into the Sri Lankan Civil War, which ran from 1983 until 2009, when the LTTE was decisively defeated by the Sri Lankan Military under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Buay said, “The coming 2015 will be a year of complete tranquility because it is the year Riek Machar will no longer disturb the people of South Sudan. It will be a year the people of South Sudan will enjoy true peace since 1991.”

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