Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category


By Deng Lueth Yuang, Calgary, Canada

July 1, 2015 (SSB)  —-  Gone are those days when Kuol Manyang, John Garang and Jong Reng used to force our traditional Chiefs to give them every able-bodied boy to serve in the SPLA!

Gone are those days when Kuol Manyang used to conscript young boys, cattlemen and any other middle aged men into the rebel army –the SPLA.

Well, it wasn’t a bad thing at all. We were after all fighting a common enemy for a common cause with a common vision.

But now we lack common enemy, cause and vision. Secondly the young men are being forced against their will to do something that they haven’t decided to do so.

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By Ter Manyang Gatwech, Kamapala-Uganda

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

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

July 1, 2015 (SSB) —- The politics as resource allocation: two prominent scholars here include Lasswell who defines politics as who gets what, when and how. The other is David Easton who defines politics as the authoritative allocation of resources and values. According to President Yoweri Museveni who defines politics the science or art of managing society. Politics is deals with issues of the state government, people, resources and the interrelationship. It is concerned with the relationship between the rulers and ruled.

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By Morris Mabior Awikjokdit, Kuacjok, Warrap

July 1, 2015 (SSB)  —-  The police service of Warrap and Western Bahr el Ghazal states is worst in terms of security at night and human right of the citizen is left at the mercy of almighty father. People in these two states are in desperate situation and our National government under leadership of Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit should intervene with possible responses to contain the deteriorating situation Kuajok and Wau before it is getting worst. The same scenarios are happening in the rest of the states of Greater Equatoria region especially in Yambio and Juba city. To me is another hidden agenda by some individual who want to terrorist the president that, if they are relieve in the forthcoming government reshuffling, they can simply cause security instability within. These plans and moves are connected to 4th Anniversary Independence celebration. The police service is so corrupt also that, the poor ordinary citizen and the public as a whole have no confidence about their protection in some states come 9th July Independence celebration. The police which was to safeguard and protect the lives of innocent civilian has also become insecurity to the entire civil population country wide.

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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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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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