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Taban Deng Gai

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2014/05/05 A renewed commitment to allow free movement of persons and goods - especially humanitarian aid - is signed by representatives of GRSS (Nhial Deng Nhial) and SPLM/A-IO (Taban Deng). This had already basically been included in the 23rd January Cessation of Hostilities Agreement which has largely broken down. The new document more specifically includes a commitment to 'consider one month of tranquility from 7 May to 7 June' to allow cultivation and movement of aid and displaced people. Snippet: A renewed commitment to allow free movement of per....
2013/12 to 2014/02 GRSS identified the following leading politicans as instigators of an attempted coup on 15 December. Plotters who evaded capture: Riek Machar, Taban Deng, Alfred Lado Plotters who were arrested and not released by 2014/03/01: Pagan Amum, Oyay Deng, Majak D’Agoot, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth Inciters of uprising who were arrested, and released after mediation at the end of January: Deng Alor, Gier Chuang, Cirino Heting, John Luk, Madut Biar Yel, Chol Tong Mayay, Kosti Manibe, Peter Adwok (released earlier) Suspects initially arrested but let go: Khamis Abdal-Latif and Deng Deng Akoon. Snippet
2013/12/06 Members of the (dissolved) SPLM Political Bureau hold a press conference and issue a statement in which they accuse Salva Kiir of discarding SPLM structures, ostracizing people formerly close to John Garang, bringing non-SPLM or recently-SPLM people into high government office. They call on him not to bypass the BP but to convene it to set the agenda for the NLC. Participants include: Riek Machar, Pagan Amum, Rebecca Nyandeng, Alfred Lado, Deng Alor, Chol Tong, Taban Deng, John Luk, Adwok Nyaba, Majak Agot, Oyai Deng, Madut Biar, Gier Chuang, Luka Monoja, Cirino Hiteng and Ezekiel Lol. Snippet 1568
2014/03/05 Salva Kiir, as Chairman of the SPLM, appoints an eight-person committee to prepare an agenda for a meeting of the party's Political Bureau. He has been criticized for long postponement of any such meeting. The named preparatory committee includes four people aligned to the SPLM-in-Opposition rebels, including Taban Deng who has been charged with treason. The move thus spurs hope (but also doubt) of facilitating reconciliation and forward movement in the political process. Snippet
2014/03/05 Leading SPLM figure Luka Biong Deng calls for President Kiir to release the remaining four detained alleged coup plotters: Pagan Amum, Oyay Deng, Majak Agoot and Ezekiel Lul. Their trial in Juba is due to start soon, and Luka fears they do not have resources for adequate legal representation. He is encouraged by Kiir's naming of Riek ally Taban Deng in a preparatory committee for SPLM internal reconciliation talks. Snippet 1536
2014/03/02 Taban Deng, chief negotiator for rebels in Addis Ababa talks, claims Salva Kiir publicly ordered the killing of Nuer in a national TV address (wearing military uniform) on 16th December. Deng also admits that some rebels have killed civilians and must face the law for it. Snippet
2013/02/18 A majority of state MPs in Unity State vote for a no-confidence motion against the state assembly speaker, Simon Maguek Gai. However, the state governor, Taban Deng Gai, does not back his removal, and discussions continue. Snippet 725
2013/02/13 President Kiir removes over 100 generals from active service, including Taban Deng Gai (Governor of Unity State), Simon Kun Puoch (Governor of Upper Nile State), Louis Lobong Lojore (Governor of EES) and Rizik Zacchariah Hassan (Governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal State). Snippet 673
Reference Mini-review
NSS-GIB, 2013. Current political situation and its containment strategy [Operating document] National Security Service - General Intelligence Bureau. Accessed online.

This is apparently a leaked top-secret document which, if genuine, provides insights into the political events of later 2013. It is a funding proposal by the NSS-GIB to enhance their capacity to know about the potentially destabilizing activities of some politicians and their supporters in the run-up to the SPLM's Third National Convention. Also for organizing support campaigns in South Sudan and internationally. It includes a budget for USD 7m. It lists various political figures as suspected of running 'underground political campaigns' (see topic tags and the original document for names).

Ayuel Dau Deng and others, 2011/03/22. Ruweng County Citizens Petition President Kiir against Internal Occupation of Ruweng Territory [Operating document] South Sudan News Agency. Accessed online.

Petition which throws some light on the politics of ethnic geography affecting Ruweng/Pariang County in Unity State.

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