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By David Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

HOPE

HOPE

June 30, 2015, (SSB)  —  The war our country is currently plunged into cannot be an exclusive responsibility of South Sudanese. An important angle into explaining the root causes of this senseless war implicates the international community for its failure to do its imperative part, especially in supporting an elaborate DDR (Demobilization, Disarmament, and Re-Integration) program in South Sudan.

In 2005, after the SPLA was forced by circumstances to absorb other armed forces with which it had bitterly fought for years, consequent security arrangement steps could not be logically done by South Sudanese alone. That surely was not because of lack of willingness among South Sudanese to own up to their responsibility, but simply for lack of capacity (both financial and technical) to gradually and effectively reduce the size of the so called “big tent government”.

Creating the ‘big tent government’ was indeed a case of a wrong step in the right direction, when the direction was more important than the step itself. It was a classic case of what was a necessary evil in the sense that the people of South Sudan valued the referendum more than anything else, and for the right reason. Without the big tent government South Sudan was not going to be able to have an environment conducive to holding a referendum and attaining its independence.

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 By Ter Manyang Gatwech, Kampala, Uganda

Ter Manyang, the author, is an administrator and the Chairman of Ayod Community in Kampala, Uganda

Ter Manyang, the author, is an administrator and the Chairman of Ayod Community in Kampala, Uganda

Patriarchy is a word that is often used in the study of women’s history and feminist theory, and often misunderstood. In this article you’ll find answers to some of the common questions about the word ‘’patriarchy’’ means and how its’ used.

June 30, 2015, (SSB) — what is patriarchy? Patriarchal describes a general structure in which men have power over women. Society is the entirety of relations of a community. A patriarchal society consists of a male-dominated power structure throughout organized in the social status quo.

A patriarchy, from the ancient Greek patriarchs, was a society where power was held by and passed down through the elder males. When modern historians and sociologists describe a ‘’patriarchal society’’, they mean that men hold the positions of power; head of the family unit, leader of social group, boss in the workplace and heads of government. The best example is South Sudan because South Sudan is where fellow countrywomen are still under control of men in public sector or private sector due to some stereotypes and glass ceiling.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2015 (SSB) —The office of the Governor of Unity State, today congratulated Gen. James Gai Yoach and his forces, under the platform of South Sudan Defense Forces, SSDF, for rejoining the Government of the Republic of South Sudan.

The arrival of Gen. Gai and his commanders in Juba is, yet another dramatic indication that, Riek Machar and his friend Taban Dengs’ bid, to change a constitutional government through armed violent has collapsed. Millions of our gallant Nuer people have now comprehended that these two leaders have nothing other than trading their sacred blood for positions and wealth.

The Office of the Governor on behalf of the people and government of Unity State welcome this heroic decision and urge the ex-SSDF leaders to work for peace, reconciliation and healing in our country. They must begin this noble journey today and not tomorrow so that our people abandon the deplorable conditions in UNMISS camps across the country.

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By Malith Alier, Juba, South Sudan

June 30, 2015 (SSB)  —  The Vice Chancellors of the five public Universities in the republic were reshuffled last year by the country’s president and the Chancellor of the universities. The five public universities are University of Juba, Bhar El Ghazel, Upper Nile, Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology and University of Rumbek.

The University of Juba was headed by Aggrey Abate while John Akec was somewhere heading the University of Northern Bhar El Ghazel which is now a project.

A visit to the University of Juba on 29.6.2015 tells me that some fundamental changes are underway in the first university of the country. This institution of higher learning was founded in mid seventies immediately after the Addis Ababa peace accord. The University was transferred to Khartoum during the second civil war in the south. It only returned in the years from 2005 through to 2011.

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By Simon Yel Yel, Juba, South Sudan

June 30, 2015 (SSB)  —  Every year Nyandeng Malek confirms that she is the only stranger in Jerusalem. What she always does in Warrap are strange things that governors of other states don’t do. The adjournment of elections to 2018 due to the crisis in the country and what to be done have taken different philosophical jurisprudence versions in Warrap. Nyandeng Malek and her cabinet have totally misinformed the citizens of Warrap by saying that they are extending the constitution of Warrap state so that the president doesn’t fire the Mps on 9 July 2015.

A Number of indefensible and toadyism arguments have been made by lacqueys of Nyandeng that are full of intellectual knavery and naivety; “Let people know that we are not extending personality of the incumbent Governor. We are extending the constitution and the office of the governor” really, really Hon? It is a humbug or a jive and next to impossible to convince any person with sound mind rather to convince none another than M-pigs (Mps). Where on earth can Mps extend constitution? There is no raison d’être for it whatsoever the case may be. In my own jurisprudence literacy, we don’t time the office but we time the person who occupies the office. We don’t extend the constitution but the time given to the occupant or holder of the office if there are political circumstances that can’t allow people to elect the new one. In all over the whole, terms are extended not the constitutions.

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By David Lony Majak

 G-10 with President Uhuru of Kenya in Nairobi, June 25, 2015


G-10 with President Uhuru of Kenya in Nairobi, June 25, 2015

June 29, 2015 (SSB)  —-  The so called G10 is now almost reducing to G-4; I know some genuine questions will be asked by mindfully readers, why G10 reduced to G4. The defection of Pagan Amum has caused a greater internal turmoil in the group of former political detainees. The rest of the formally G10 has initially reputed Pagan his rationale decision of rushing back to Juba reasonably because of his unbelievable individual interest. Now Pagan’s defection has totally brings in more disputes despite the fact that; the focus deal was not what Pagan took for his own benefit, Pagan went and bowed before Mr. President Kiir begging him to reinstate him as the usual SPLM Secretary General. Kiir Pardon he the Pagan and thereafter he reinstated him to the position of secretary general of the Party but what are the technical procedures that need to be taken against Pagan, this entailed in the Juba reports.

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By Ter Manyang Gatwech, Kampala, Uganda

June 29, 2015 (SSB)  —-  Scarcity is one of the most basic economic problems we face in South Sudan since 2005 up to date under the leadership of Salva Kiir. We run into scarcity because we are a society with unlimited wants, but many resources are exhausted by current regime in Juba, South Sudan.  Therefore, we have to choose. We have to make trade-offs. We have to efficiently allocate resources. We have to do those things because resources are limited and cannot meet our own unlimited demands.  In my country, South Sudan where some Ministers use the money with their girl’s friend.  One day, I met with a lady from Kampala International University in Uganda she told me about her Minister boy friend from Current Regime in South Sudan. She said a semester she received 3500 US Dollars for her transport solitary. That is why that question comes to my mind. (more…)