South Sudan ends house arrest for ex-army chief

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General Paul Malong Awan

JUBA – South Sudan’s former army chief of staff has been freed from house arrest after nearly six months.

General Paul Malong was sacked in May after falling out with President Salva Kiir. But rather than being allowed to retire quietly, he was placed under house arrest because there were concerns that he would rally up his militia against the government.

Now President Salva Kiir has ordered Mr Malong’s release on medical grounds, permitting him to seek medical attention abroad. Just last week, soldiers surrounded his house and attempted to disarm his bodyguards in a stand-off.

It’s quite a turn around for one of South Sudan’s most powerful men – who was until May the leader of South Sudan’s army – to now be pleading for a chance to seek refuge at a United Nations camp.

He was repeatedly accused of interfering with the work of UN peacekeepers but lately he’s been seeking their protection.

The UN has accused him of organising ethnically motivated attacks against civilians during the South Sudan’s civil war.

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  1. Subject: “South Sudan ends house arrest for ex-army chief” , BBC, Nov 14, 2017

    Commentary, 14 Nov. 2014
    First and foremost, good luck to the General on his health. It is only humane to say so.
    After that, he may wound-up being another Dictator like other multitude of AFRICAN DICTATORS.

    Let us go to the next point i.e. THE UN.
    QUOTE:” The UN has accused him of organising ethnically motivated attacks against civilians during the South Sudan’s civil war”.
    “He was repeatedly accused of interfering with the work of UN peacekeepers but lately he’s been seeking their protection” UNQUOTE

    It is not the UN’s business to accuse any African country on ethical matters. Th UN’s mandate is clear and very limited — but generously profitable (if you know what I mean!!!). In any case, when it comes to Africa, the UN has a different existential outlook and attitude of ‘know- it- all’. It is an extension of attitude of Colonialism of yesteryear. Africa will NEVER be free from that consequential bondage of the Mind. The AFRICAN MIND HAS BEEN HYPNOTIZED TO HATE THYSELF.

    Look at the African Dictators. They wouldn’t care about their brethren suffrage as long as they get their percentage SHARE of looting. The proof is in the longevity of their position (power). One African Dictator ruled his people for almost thirty-years without a single election process — and there has never been a blip of opposition on the part of the people. Another, after forty-some years of ruling through dubious elections, wanted to extend his Power for Life without election ‘nuisance’ . In fact, the general trend is in THAT direction. THAT IS OUR AFRICA, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT.

    Final Question: What happened to the SOURCE of HOPE of thirty-forty thousand (30,000 – 40,000) Highly Educated African Intellectuals, with Doctor of Philosophy Degrees (Ph D), from Ivy League Universities around the Globe? The answer is answered by an African saying in question form >>>>> “Don’t You Have a Dead Relative?” THE END

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