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Lou Nuer-Murle peace dialogue kicks off in Pibor

Author: Baria Johnson | Published: February 1, 2024

Armed youth walk through a village in South Sudan’s Pibor region. Photo: AFP

A peace dialogue between the Murle and Lou Nuer youths has kicked off in the greater Pibor Administrative Area with the communities expected to renew pledge to end historic conflicts accompanied by cattle raids and child abduction.

The peace dialogue initiated by the governments of Jonglei and Pibor started on 30th January and will conclude on 2nd February 2024.

Greater Pibor Chief, State government representatives from Jonglei, Commissioners, paramount Chiefs and Youths are in Wuno Payam of Lekuangole County of Greater Pibor.

The Peace Dialogue aims to preach peace from the grassroots to the neighboring areas.

The Deputy Chief of Pibor John Abula says the dialogue will look into issues of cattle raiding, child abduction, revenge killings, land among others.

“The Lou Nuer and people of Murle decided to begin to restart peace from the grassroots by themselves, so the initiative now is from the county’s commissioners and the chiefs,” said the chief administrator.

Chief Administrator Abulla said the dialogue will discuss issues such as cattle raiding, child abduction, revenge attacks and the issue of border.

He expressed optimism that the peace dialogue will yield tangible results since it is the youths discussing their own issues.

“These are the things that they need to talk upon, and I know since the issue is being negotiated by them, they will come up with something that will be tangible.”

 

 

 

 

 

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