Press Release: Thiang Nuer Youth Association of Fangak County

Posted: November 23, 2014 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

   A  Press-for Immediate-Release

Thiang Nuer Youth Association of Fangak County calls on aids agencies to access and arrest looming humanitarian situations in the county

The influx of the displaced persons (IDPs) from eastern sisterly Pigi County to Old Fangak Payam of Fangak County has been ongoing for the last couple of weeks. This incessant influx was triggered by the recent past clashes in Khorfulus and Canal between the SPLM/A—rebels and GRSS forces, an influx which is now causing looming humanitarian situations there on the ground. About more than thirty thousand (30,000) people have now come from Pigi and settled in the Southern part of Fangak County in addition to another over 18,000 displaced people from Unity state who came in since January, 2014 at the beginning of the crisis.

As may be widely known to everybody, the large part of Fangak County is situated in an Island; almost it is a swampy area intersects by multiple number of small rivers—streams. Thus, Floodwater from Phow River and these small streams does easily reach residential areas, so it has now over flooded several villages in and around Toch, Old Fangak and Mareang Payams among others which of cause displaced residents from their homes villages. These floods as well can pose not only the displaced persons IDPs to be susceptible to water accompany diseases—water borne diseases but also to those living in high pieces of lands near it. Right away, the floods forced some of the Thiang community members to move to Lak’s areas northward, this month, in search of high lands in order to wait there until the months of December comes and then return. Even the cattle on which many people depend are also dying from diseases because they cannot get any medications either.

To round it up, the total number of IDPs from Pigi and floods displaced ones in Fangak county’s Old Fangak Payam and other parts is now estimated to have reached more or less than forty-five thousands (45) internal displaced persons (IDPs). However, these people are in an extreme dire need of humanitarian assistances. Therefore, we are calling upon the UN including World Food Program (WFP) and all International Humanitarian Agencies (NGOs) to step in, provide and deliver both food & none food items for the displaced persons (IDPs) there in the county. The none food items should include mosquito nets, plastic sheets, blankets, fisher nets, hooks, saucepans, plates, buckets, cooking & all basic needs containers. Additionally, the provisions of environments Sanitations too and Medical relief donation to help treat the fatal but preventable diseases affecting the people as well as livestock mostly in Toch and Mareang Payams are urgently needed.

Lastly and not the least, we are also calling upon the International Community to mount punitive measures on South Sudan’s peace blockers who cling on personal gains at the expense of South Sudanese innocent populations, should they fail to bring peace (balanced sharing of powers) through IGAD-mediated peace process in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the next last round of talks. So that the sufferings of South Sudan population across the country, the displaced internally (IDPs) and in neighboring countries-Refuges; from the present catastrophic situations come to an end.

Signed by:

Manyun Guek, Chairperson

Thiang Nuer Youth Association (T.N.Y.A)

For contact:

Email: thianggekayouthfangak67@gmail.com


Dear South Sudanese,

Makuer Mabor, from Lakes state, Rumbek East county

Makuer Mabor, from Lakes state, Rumbek East county

Allow me to introduce myself to some of you who may be unfamiliar to me.

I am Makuer Mabor Mangar and I come from Lakes State’s Rumbek East County. I am a university graduate with bachelor and master degrees in Political Science and Counter Terrorism respectively.

I would like to announce to you that I have finally made a decision to join the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

I have safely arrived Addis Ababa with my delegation. This is a decision that I am most proud of.

As a proud citizens, I cannot subject myself to a condition of what our eternal leader Dr. John Garang De Mabior referred to as the “crisis of conscience”.

For many years now, I have been lamenting the seemingly wilful neglect of the basic needs of our people by President Kiir and his few cliques. Schools, hospitals, roads and national cohesion have been traded in, in exchange for personal wealth, education of their children as well as clinical care of themselves in foreign countries.

These are things that need questioning. These are not discussed openly or one risks being killed as happened to Isaiah Abraham.

Therefore, I have rationally decided to use the language of guns that now seems to be the only language that President Kiir and his thugs understand.

I am prepared to take up arms as a means to let them hear our people’s concerns.

Riek Machar: Today I had a nice meeting with Hon. Henery Dicah Odwar the former member of parliament and Ambassador Lumumba stanislaus the former south sudan ambassador to Geneva after their declaration of joining SPLM.IO

Riek Machar: Today I had a nice meeting with Hon. Henery Dicah Odwar the former member of parliament and Ambassador Lumumba stanislaus the former south sudan ambassador to Geneva after their declaration of joining SPLM.IO

N/B Stay tune for my full press release in Pagak during the people’s conference in the next few days as advised by the leadership.

This statement is meant to clear the confusion that is spiraling out of control in regards to the identities of those who join the Movement.

SPLM/A Oyee!! Republic of South Sudan Oyee!!

Makuer Mabor, from Lakes state, Rumbek East county

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South Sudan diplomats defect to SPLM-IO rebels

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

November 21, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The deputy head of mission at South Sudan’s embassy in Ethiopia, David Dang Kong on Friday announced joining the SPLM/A opposition faction under the leadership of former vice-president, Riek Machar.

Kong’s move comes one month after South Sudan’s foreign affairs ministry ordered the diplomat to return to the capital, Juba, within 72 hours.

He however refused to return after, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, foreign affairs and international cooperation minister, failed to grant him the security guarantee that would ensure the diplomat’s safe return to Addis Ababa.

Unconfirmed reports previously alleged that Kong had links with the rebels and had leaked sensitive and classified diplomatic information to them, an allegation he denied.

In an exclusive interview with Sudan Tribune, Kong who is an ethnic Nuer accused Juba government of creating a climate of fear at South Sudan Embassies to systematically force Nuer diplomats abandon their posts at the missions.

“The securities of Salva Kiir who are from Bhar Ghazal region are targeting Nuer Diplomats and citizens at South Sudan Embassies across the world” Kong told Sudan Tribune.

The aim he alleged is to screen out the Nuer diplomats assigned at embassies around the world.

“This has happened at our embassies in New York, China, Kenya, South Africa, Eritrea and now in Ethiopia,” Kong said.

Citing to the circumstances at the South Sudan embassy in Addis Ababa he further accused the government of giving away key positions at the missions to ethnic Dinka or to citizens of Greater Bhar Ghazal region where president Salva Kiir is from.

“At the Embassy in Addis Ababa for instant, the head of mission, the newly appointed second deputy head, head of security, head of military attaché and head of visa department are all ethnic Dinka,” Kong added.

MORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DEFECTED

In a similar move, former South Sudan ambassador to Geneva, Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus and Henry Dicah Odwar, a former MP have defected to SPLM/SPLA in opposition.

According to a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Friday, the two officials declared their defection after they held a meeting with rebel leader Riek Machar on Thursday.

“Today I had a nice meeting with Hon. Henery Dicah Odwar the former Member of Parliament and Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus the former South Sudan ambassador to Geneva after their declaration of joining SPLM-IO” said Machar.

The defectors called for “an end to the misrule of President Salva Kiir” to end the suffering of the people of South Sudan.

They said they will do everything to their powers to make sure Kiir returns the power to the people of South Sudan and thereby to restore peace and justice prevails in the young nation.

Tens of thousands have died and over 1.5 million displaced since conflict between the two SPLM rival factions broke out in mid–December 2013.

Why Relieve Bor County Commissioner?

Posted: November 22, 2014 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

By Malith Alier, Juba

Agot Alier Leek, taking the oath of office to become the Commissioner of Bor County before the president of the Jonglei State High Court, 12 September 2012

Agot Alier Leek, taking the oath of office to become the Commissioner of Bor County before the president of the Jonglei State High Court, 12 September 2012

The news coming from Bor County that its commissioner was dismissed is indeed one of unpalatable sackings this country has ever witnessed. John koang, the irate governor was in Juba during the crisis while the ever-patriotic Bor County commissioner was on the shores of Nile River suffering with his people there. This is one reason why this author believed that the commissioner is still the best for that war-devastated county.

Bor County deserves better and this cannot come from people like john koang whose agendum is to deprive the very people of every opportunity to be better. If john koang has, any sword in his hands he should instead use it to axe the remnants of GPAA officials stuck in Bor, notably the deputy governor and minister of information who is lulling us to sleep on the issue.

Overall, it is worse to be a County commissioner in this country. The job turnover of county commissioners is 90% since 2005. Bor County alone has four commissioners from 2005 to 2014 a period of about ten years. That means that a commissioner has ruled for less than three years on average in that embattled County.

According to Local Government Act 2009 section 48, a county commissioner’s term is 4 years renewable only once. Further and more importantly, a County commissioner is support to be directly elected by people of the County in a general election. This provision is shelved as if the Act was in vain.

The relieved Commissioner was trying to be nice when pressed on his removal. According to the Citizen Newspaper of 21 November, he was quoted as saying that nobody should take the law on to their own hand on his behalf. That is good, good Doctor Agoot. Your patriotic and long service to your people is unquestionable but remember that people who kill in this country are always rewarded for their bravery. Many names are now big because of that notoriety.

Agot Alier Leek, Commissioner JPEG - 2.9 Mb Agot Alier Leek, taking the oath of office to become the Commissioner of Bor County before the president of the Jonglei State High Court, 12 September 2012 (ST) Name: Agot Alier Leek Position: Bor County Commissioner Career: Deputy Governor of Jonglei State (NCP), 1998-2005; Jonglei State Minister of Health (NCP), 2005-2010, for seven years as a member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress party (NCP); Bor County Commissioner (SPLM), Sept. 2012 - to date. Tribe: Dinka Bor Political Affiliation: National Congress Party (NCP) -2010; Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), 2010-to date. Background Agot Alier, is a member of the Dinka Bor from Anyidi Payam [district] in Bor County. Before the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which brought the former rebels the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to power in South Sudan, Alier held the position of Jonglei’s Deputy Governor for seven years as a member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress party (NCP).

Agot Alier Leek, Commissioner
Name: Agot Alier Leek, a medical doctor
Position: Bor County Commissioner
Career: Deputy Governor of Jonglei State (NCP), 1998-2005; Jonglei State Minister of Health (NCP), 2005-2010, for seven years as a member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress party (NCP); Bor County Commissioner (SPLM), Sept. 2012 – to date.
Tribe: Dinka Bor
Political Affiliation: National Congress Party (NCP) -2010; Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), 2010-to date.
Background: Agot Alier, is a member of the Dinka Bor from Anyidi Payam [district] in Bor County. Before the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which brought the former rebels the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to power in South Sudan, Alier held the position of Jonglei’s Deputy Governor for seven years as a member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress party (NCP).

One of big stories coming from Bor, which we believe, caused the sacking of the Commissioner is the issue of land and many others like the teachers strike, business people closing shops because of diversion of US Dollars and the “stoning” of IDPs in UNMISS compound earlier in the year.

None of this should be blamed on the Commissioner, if at all the Governor and the entire Jonglei Administration is severally liable.

Jonglei is in bad shape as a result of the war. This situation would be rectified by other officials in the absence of John Koang and his dysfunctional administration in the near future. Indeed, let federalism come for this to be a reality.

Twic East Society in Canada Elects New Leadership

Posted: November 22, 2014 by PaanLuel Wël in Press Release

Twic Society in Canada Changed its Leadership on November 1, 2014

The Twic Society in Canada was established in 2011 to foster unity and effective pooling of resources for Twic East development and prosperity. Its existence provides great opportunity for members to get know each other; and socializes and keep the connections. Twic East is one of the constituencies in South Sudan comprised of five Districts and with populations close to two hundred thousand. Twic is one of the Dinka ethnic sections found in Jongeli State, South Sudan.

After the inception in 2011, Twic Society in Canada was led by its first President; Mr. Mark Aruei Bol Aruei with upper level leadership team consists of Vice-President; Chol Kelei Chiengkou, Secretary; Kiir Garang Kuir (known as Kiir-Agou) and other energetic young men and women. Twic Society in Canada convened second conference on Nov. 1, 2014 in Brook Alberta for change of leadership. The newly elected team consists of the following individuals:

  1. Abraham Juac Khor, President
  2. Abraham Mayen Yak, Vic-President
  3. Thon Kuany Arok D’ Agot, General Secretary
  4. Malith Chol Atem, Secretary of Information
  5. Yar Bul Thon, Deputy Secretary of Information
  6. Garang Kezekaih Chol Aguer, Secretary of Finance
  7. Dau Achouth Yong, Deputy Secretary of Finance
  8. Chol Manyang Mayom Secretary, Culture and Social Affairs
  9. John Barach Arok, Deputy Cultural and Social Affairs
  10. Lillian Dudu Jackson, Women Representative (well-known mother of community).

As required by the constitution of Twic Society in Canada, Managing Board for Council of Elders (MBCE) was elected into an advisory role and the names are as follows

  1. Adut Thuc Magar
  2. Michael Arok Yak
  3. Deng Atem Tiordit
  4. Thomas Madit Kuol
  5. Jurkuch Yak Thon
  6. Garang Theiu Juac

The past leadership has laid a concrete foundation. This “concrete foundation” will be used as a stepping stone by the incoming leadership of Abraham Juac Khor to advance community’s unity and development. However, the last three years could have not been possible without supportive teamwork and exceptional leadership of Ustaz Garang Theiu Juac who was the former chair of the Board of the Council of Elders. The men and women in the council were very dedicated to advance the objectives of Twic Society of Canada.

Tributes to Late Hon. Elijah Malok Aleng Mayen:

After the election results were made public, Twic Community party and traditional dance were cancelled due to the passing of our uncle, prominent politician and hero Elijah Malok Aleng Mayen. He died one day before election date. It takes years to have a community reunion, which brings people together across the country that often ended with traditional dance and party etc. This time, it had collided with the death of uncle Malokdit, so the community instead held prayers and commemoration in honouring of him. Elders, women and youth paid their attributes in the form of reflections and attestations of the late contributions to community and nation at large. Besides that unplanned prayer, Twic Society in Canada is preparing and planning for a devoted memorial services in honour of Elijah.

Finally, we, the Electoral Committee, would like to take this opportunity to thanks the host city of Brooks, Alberta for their hospitality. It was astonishing to see a small city of Brooks was able to accommodate and feed over hundred members who came across Canada. We also recognized provocative leadership of Mr. Dau Achouth Yong who coordinated and organized the event activities. We would like to conclude our brief report by sharing some quotes about the importance of developing a community. Anthony J. D. Angelo once said “without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community”. On a similar note, Dorothy Height said “without community services, we would not have strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipients. It is the way in which we ourselves grow and develop”. Therefore, it is that sense of humanity and community which drives us to pool our ideas and resources together. So, all of us are required to commit and contribute toward advancement of the objectives of the Twic Society in Canada.

This report was prepared by Ruben Garang, the former Electoral Committee of Twic Society in Canada.


By David Aoloch Bion

Bitterest rumour is  circulating that the International community want to established a Trusteeship Government in South Sudan under the United Nation for period of ten year. This is prompted by the failure of South Sudan political leadership to keep basic security and peace by  protecting people and their property.

Fighting started on December 15 , 2013 between soldiers loyal to President Kiir and those loyal to Dr . Riek . Both sides are accused of committing atrocities in Juba, Malakal,  Bor , Bentiu and Akobo .

Now , the Government is preparing for the dry season offensive against the rebels by buying of arms and training of new  soldiers . So the rebels are buying arms and training new rebels . This will be catastrophe, it will cause humanitarian crisis. This alarms UN , therefore, UN want to intervene militarily to avert the disaster by placing South Sudan under UN protection

If UN establishes Trusteeship Government in South Sudan  , President Salva Kiir and allies like Malong Awan , Telar Ring  and many others will be forcefully disarmed , arrested or either killed like Qudaffi of Libya by the United Nation forces  . On the other hand , Dr. Riek Machar and his allies like Peter Gatdet , Gabriel Tanginye will be forcefully disarmed , arrested .

UN will not keep either man in   power Kiir or Riek because if UN keep Kiir in power then it has not solved Nuer  problem, if UN bring Riek into power then it has created another problem for Dinka , who do not want Riek . Therefore , UN will do away with Kiir  and Riek .

UN with its  collaborators, who are the SPLM G-10 ( Pagan Amum , Dr , Majak Agot , etc ) and good for nothing  ambassador of South Sudan to UN Dr Mading Deng  will open a new page of history in South Sudan . UN will sit in the driving seat and they will sit behind the UN in political reform in South Sudan. The UN will disarm all tribal armies of Kiir and Riek then they will recruit new non-partisan, non –tribal, professional, national army of South Sudan.

What is the way forward ? The whole equation is now  on the doors of  Mr Kiir  and Mr Riek either to avert the inevitable  losing or manly lost because the UN intervenes is attached to condition , the condition if ‘’ you ( Kiir and Riek) do not bring peace to South Sudan , the UN will bring peace ‘’

So the question is , ‘,it is either you bring peace or you lost your power through might , airstrike of UN army  like we did to Qudaffi of Libya  , Mr Kiir ?’’ asked UN envoy to South Sudan .  To Riek , no question , he is already a loser .


BY DOMINIC DUT CHOL

rssin mess

As the government continue indulging itself to an endless cycle of false promises, procrastination, and missed opportunity. The citizen shall continue suffering and it result will always be uncertain death of innocent and vulnerable citizens. The state development has been incarcerated by bunch of what I could correctly call unsuccessful lots of inanities to which duties are to propagate the continues loss of lives as the state continues dwelling in the pool of sufferings and daily lives loss.

Some people blame the national government as the subject to inabilities of state developmentnot forgetting the insecurity and other factors  that are affecting the citizens lives as well as the state development progress. Well in other way the national government can be blamed but we should always avail ourselves with the truth that any development whether in the state or in the nation as a whole, can always be effective in a peaceful environment. Meaning everything that is in connection to human life should alwaysbe starting at home. Whether peace initiative, development or anything else that involves development success

Hitherto, the strike of hunger in Lakes state is rising day by day as the state continues indulging in revenge activities and other factors that keeps palpitating the lives of citizens in Lakes state and particularly three counties of Rumbek.  The question is when the hunger death adds itself to the current revenge deaths, what will be the future of that state.

To my understanding, Lakes state and particularly Rumbek citizens will never again see any unity neither development if the current government in the state does not revised it strategies of leadership. As a reader, I hope you don’t take that bait, but this is time to speak the truth. And only the truth will set us free.

There is nothing wrong with the citizens in Lakes state despite being placed as the architects of the insecurity and other crises in the state. The only problem is when some fanatics are always so certain of themselvesand wiser people so full of doubts.This is what prevails in the culture of our leaders and if not dealt with, the future of Lakes will always  remain in the hands of what I could correctly call the  lot of perfectly reasonable, intelligent people morons.

The problems of this country and particularly Lakes state will never stop as the county continues suffering from the imprisonment of cultural inanities whose ideologies are to get-rich-quick as people favor hope for development.

As a citizen of this nation and from the state in subject, am invoked on same toxic formula for success to which I have oft lamented on these and other articles that were published earlier. With hope that if we stand to speak the truth the truth will always avail us success.

To end here, let’s meditate over this and other important issues pertinent to service delivery to our people and Nation Building.

 The Author of This Article is a South Sudanese from Lakes State-Rumbek center. For comments or anything reaches me: domiano86@yahoo.com/domiano87@gmail.com

MY MESSAGE TO DUK POLITICIANS AND FOOL-ITICIANS

Posted: November 21, 2014 by PaanLuel Wël in Featured Articles

“It’s time to keep our people connected”

By Wenne Madyt Dengs (A poet and Journalist)

Commissioner Elijah Mocnom Wuor of Duk County at koyom

Commissioner Elijah Mocnom Wuor of Duk County at koyom

I have completely confirmed from a trusted sources that a meeting was conducted on 20th Nov 2014 in Bor at Garden Resort Hotel which was perpendicular to the meeting in Juba on the same date at De’ Havana lounge (A night club) but the meeting was conducted during the day time according to the sources who were participants of the conference.

I have been in silence since politics is believed in South Sudan to be a dirty game but it has touched my tail at last.

The two meetings were held as celebration of the lost-position of Rev. /Hon. Elijah Mochnom Wuor Kuany (the said former commissioner) who has been illegally removed by greedy politicians of Duk Payuel and blind-folded dudes of Duk Padiet whose mouth open for county monetary resources especially the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) which I clearly know that it will never help them. (They are just running after money in simple language).

Based on Garden Resort meeting, I am fully sure that the result didn’t favor both side as Dongchak, Pagaak, Padiet, Payuel,and Ageer Payams of Hol & Nyarweng sections are left with their mouth open and their hearts beating for least leadership but my advice to the people of Duk County is that let us not be in hurry of taking cold drinks at hotels and bars in reference to destroy the legacy and future of our beloved county Duk which belongs to all.

Coming to the meeting which was conducted in the heart of the city in De’havana a club of course, it clearly stresses out that the fact lies in the hand of jealous and political motivated goons who needs to delete the corner stone of future of Duk county’s upcoming generations.

I clearly mentioned that politicians from two facets of Hol community are fore mostly master-minded in the removal of Hon. Elijah Mochnom.

In my personal flash back without time to waste; the pending known case of Padiet Payam (Padiet town) which has been gravely fueled by some honorary  individuals like Mathiang Mabuur, leaving alone other vagrant standers who remain with their mouth tightened.

No matter what the conditional and transitional state constitution spells out about the roles of governor to relieve commissioners or equivalents. The real natives of Duk County who lived in deep villages of Duk County could not prop up with such a ridiculous and outrageous thought of doing away with people’s leader like Hon. Elijah Mochnom who stood firm during the crisis.

Since Rev./Hon. Elijah Mochnom Wour stepped into the position of commissioner-ship there are uncountable physical changes. I am not meaning that he should not be removed but “in near future” not just in a rush as the caretaker governor H.E Koang (Koang means Alcohol in Thok Nath)  in collaboration with chiefs and Duk County politicians had concluded in shallow minds of “HAND TO MOUTH”.

Mochnom is a leader who is more than a meaning of his name: Leaders are born NOT ball as some hobos who set up in Juba and start installing the constipation of ideas and diarrhea-ing of words

Who can tell me if I stand and ask what Hon. Elijah Mochnom did during the crisis in Duk County?

I am sure the answer will be I/WE DON’T KNOW in defend of novice political individuals who work hard to attain their personal interest.

However, I am sorry if you can forget what Elijah Mochnom did during the crisis.
I have two tangible prevalence of the killing of numerous people in Duk Padiet and Hon. Elijah Mochnom showed his stance by remaining firm and persevere the fangs of situation with cradle people of which he was almost captured by Murle.

Concurrently, during the forth crisis Mochnom didn’t go anywhere. He remained in Panayagoor and later resumed Poktap after the rebel forces where chased out by the government’s forces.

If you critically think of these incidences really as a native of Duk County without interest behind, you will realize that Hon. Elijah fits to be a true leader ignoring so-called politicians of Duk County.

I will never mind this time to mention what I am practically sensing and physically seeing in the bottom of my eyes as a citizen of Duk County in particular.

Duk County is large by land mass with low population directly connected to killing of Duk people by neighboring counties of Lou Nuer and Murle Counties throughout since 16th century.

This time, we need to join our hands and look for courageous, committed and hardworking leaders who will work hard to achieve the developmental goal like Hon. Elijah Mochnom Wour Kuany .

Coming to the system of commissioner-ship, we agree that it should be given to Panyang Payam which is again a semi-autonomous and buffer zone between Duk County and “INFESTED” Uror County of greater Akobo. To bring you into the point, Panyang Payam was former part of Payuel Payam which was galvanized as Duk Lual Anyang (DLA) after it has caused a lot of lives of its inhabitants
I only regret the absence of Hon. Maker Deng Malou who died before Duk County has become a land of coward and glutton politicians in collaboration with old-aged chiefs who are meant to eat but not to lead the people of Duk County.

Let us forget about money but let us mind about the management of people and our impending resources in our beautiful land of Duk.

Writer can be reached through: wennemadyt63@gmail.com