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EDUCATION IS BETTER THAN SILVER AND GOLD

Posted: June 28, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

‘’Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world’’ Former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela

By Ter Manyang Gatwech, Kampala, Uganda

June 28, 2015 (SSB)  —  With Gold and Silver you can earn it. Education is the greatest gift owns parents gave us. With it we can earn gold and silver and even make lots of it if we can. With Gold and Silver, thieves can get it from us in whatever means even takes on life. With education, we have it as our very own treasure and no one can get it from us unless we shares it with others people.

One of the most famous quotation elaborates that silver and gold have apparently more worth than education but they decreases when you give them to others while with of education increases when you give it to others. Some people believe that gold and silver is given to those who have luck while education can be achieved by anyone who has determination and the ability to hard work. This reality should be understood by all of us because through silver and gold we cannot purchase good education but through education we can get silver and gold at one point of life.

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South Sudan Ethnic based States

Posted: June 23, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

Originally posted on Ideas bizarras del mundo camiliano:

SoSu mix map

I have combined the information about tribes distribution along South Sudan with the nowadays states and this is the result. I try to keep ethnic uniformity in each new state, so there is a majority clearly represented. In this map the mixed nuer/dinka/Y-tribe states have been separated to form new ones almost  100% Dinka or 100% Nuer or 100% Y-tribe  states and where the ethnic groups are too many I leave the nowadays distribution -this is the case of southern states-. This distribution make any sense to you? What pros and cons do you see in states with a homogenous ethnic background?

Based on: Distribution of Ethnic Groups in Southern Sudan. OCHA

http://reliefweb.int/map/sudan/distribution-ethnic-groups-southern-sudan-24-dec-2009

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The United Nations slammed South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Wednesday for hindering efforts to protect civilians by blocking U.N. attack helicopters and surveillance drones and declaring that U.N. personnel caught taking photos will be deemed spies.

U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said the world body’s mission in South Sudan wanted to do a better job protecting civilians amid the country’s civil war. Some 136,000 civilians are currently sheltering at seven U.N. sites around the country.

“We needed attack helicopters, request denied; we needed UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), request denied by the president to me, personally, three times last year,” Ladsous told a U.N. Security Council meeting on peacekeeping operations. 

The South Sudan capital city “Juba did declare some of our senior personnel persona non grata, if you look at the fact that yesterday it was announced that U.N. personnel taking pictures will be considered a spy, I think this raises a number of concerns,” he said.

Ladsous said the movements of peacekeepers had also been restricted during the 18-month conflict in the world’s newest state, which seceded from Sudan in 2011. There are some 12,000 U.N. troops and police in South Sudan.

The South Sudan mission to the United Nations was not immediately available to comment on the accusations by Ladsous.

Forces loyal to Kiir are pitted against rebels allied to former Vice President Riek Machar in a war that tends to follow ethnic lines – Kiir is an ethnic Dinka and Machar is Nuer. Several cease-fires have been agreed but broken.

The 15-member Security Council has long-threatened to blacklist anyone undermining security or interfering with the peace process in South Sudan, but has not sanctioned anyone yet.

South Sudan U.N. force commander Lieutenant-General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam, of Ethiopia, told the Security Council that the sites where peacekeepers were protecting civilians were increasingly being targeted.

He said restrictions by the parties to the conflict “fundamentally hamper” the U.N. mission and “negate the principle that the authorities, and not we as the peacekeepers, have the primary responsibility of protecting civilians.”

“The Security Council plays an important role in holding accountable those who harm civilians, or directly obstruct our efforts to protects them,” Tesfamariam told the council.

Thousands have been killed in the violence and more than 1.5 million people have been displaced in South Sudan, while a further 500,000 have fled to neighboring countries, the United Nations has said.

About a third of the nation’s 11 million people rely on food aid and other assistance.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Alan Crosby)

Gordon Buay Malek is the Enemy of Peace in the Country

Posted: June 15, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

By Mok Dei Gual

Gordon Buay with President Kiir, December 2010, in Canada

Gordon Buay with President Kiir, December 2010, in Canada

June 15, 2015 (SSB)  —  First of all, I want to have this time to response an article of Buay Malek which he had posted last week on PaanLuel Wel: South Sudanese Bloggers. He seems to confuse the people of South Sudan with the main cause of the conflict. He has been talking about nonsense on Facebook since the war erupted in the country.

This man needs to know more about what happened in the country. The root cause of the conflict is dispute within SPLM Leaders. The main cause of the conflict is when the president Kiir refused what they had called ”lack of dialogue spirit within political party”. The president Kiir rejected the transformation of SPLM leadership. The president rejected all things intentional and his aim was to refuse the transformation of leadership in the country.

His deputy who is Dr. Riek Machar explained to him what happened in South Africa ruling party, he went on saying that, the same thing happened to the ruling United Russia party chaired by Vladimir Putin. The president refused transformation of democracy in the country and he had refused transformation of leadership with in political party.

The president Kiir refused all options, he was given to him by his Deputy in political party. His plan is that he wanted to change SPLM basic document including code of conduct. He wanted to formulate his own basic documents. The aims of the president was to remove senior members of SPLM executive organ, the political bureau including the deputy’s chairman Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

He wants to replace them with members of NLC. This was his secret in the country and that is what enrolling the country into civil war. That was what pushing us in the conflict in the country. Misunderstanding within the political party is what term as the main cause of the civil war in the country.

The killing of Nuer tribe by the president

I want to inform Buay Malek that Nuer did not decide to go along with Dr. Machar. Their cooperation with Dr. Machar is when the president Kiir killed them. The president Kiir is the main enemy to Dr. Machar as well as Nuer is the main enemy to Kiir. Meanwhile, he had killed their relatives. As saying goes, ”an enemy of your enemy is your friend.

Nuers are citizens of South Sudan and that is why they had voted for Kiir during the last election, which held in the country. These are two cases at the moment. Accountability is what Nuer seeking at the moment before permanent peace comes to our country.

Does it make sense for Buay Malek to call Nuer as Terrorists?

Gordon Buay is the true son of Nuer who disagreed with Nuer according to his political opinions. He is always direct enemy to all Nuer. He used to term Nuer as terrorists on his Facebook daily. He does not know that, Nuer are part of him. Similar story happened to American people when the current US president was campaigning for his first term in election. One of the black Pastor call Jeremiah talks bad about American people. He said that God might not blessed America. He kept saying the same hate speech when asking by the journalist.

His attention is about to remember what had happened to them in the past. When Obama asked by the journalist about what the Pastor said on campaign days. He replied that, black people are part of me. He went on saying that this is his political opinion. Black people are the citizens of America. He did not denied them; meanwhile the radical Pastor talks bad about American people.

If Nuer are terrorists as he used to say, then he is also terrorist, but there is no clear evidence which satisfied the whole world that, Nuer are terrorists. Definition of terrorist is when militias are killings civilians for no reasons in the country. His government committed crimes in the country since Dec 2013.The whole world has good evidence that the president Kiir ‘s forces committed crimes against humanity in the country. And peace be with us sooner than later in our country.

Author is the student who currently pursuing Bachelor of Social Work and Community Development at Kampala international university..His email is gualkuiny@hotmail.com.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB does reserve the right to edit the material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


President Salva Kiir arrives into Johannesburg to participate at the African Union Submit
By Lomayat
 
Dear all,
 
Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa
The President of the Republic of South Sudan, H. E. Gen. Salva Kiir and the accompanying delegation arrives in Johannesburg, South African on Saturday to participate at the 25th African Union Summit whereby the Twenty Fifth (25th) Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union shall take place at Sandton International Conference Center in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 14 and 15 under the theme “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.

The African Union is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in Africa and was established on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was launched on July 9, 2002 in South Africa, with the aim of replacing the Organization of African Unity (OAU).

The Republic of South Sudan became the newest and the youngest African Union member state and was officially wel­comed to the African Union as the 54th nation after its independence in July 2011 and after raising its flag in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU’s secretariat is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

One of the objectives of the AU is to “promote peace, security, and stability on the continent”. Among its principles is ‘Peaceful resolution of conflicts among Member States of the Union through such appropriate means as may be decided upon by the Assembly’. The primary body charged with implementing these objectives and principles is the Peace and Security Council.

H. E. President Salva Kiir and the accompanying delegation was received at Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg by Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, The South Sudan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H. E. Philip Jada Natana, South Sudan Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa.


By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

HOPE

HOPE

June 9, 2015 (SSB)  —   First and foremost I congratulate the management of PaanLuel Wël: South Sudan Bloggers website for giving me opportunity to express my opinion on most important things that concern our national aspect of development.

I like this move because is my obligation to point out most of critical element of a successful peace in the nation. So today, I want to discuss or speak my mine to the general public on the most important question concerning keeping the peace in the nation.

In our country, the line between peace and war is less clearly drawn than at any time in our history. Our local communities are not aware of the consequences of any misstep, yet convinced of the precious worth of the freedom we enjoy, we seek to avoid conflict, while maintaining strong defenses on ethnic diversity.

By then our policy as South Sudanese communities has been workings hard for peace, but to be prepared if war comes. We must be prepared, at situation, to meet threats ranging in intensity from isolated terrorist acts, to guerrilla action, to full-scale military confrontation. However, there is confusion nowadays our people are divided alongside tribal line with the aim of leading the country.

Currently we are aware of most violence across the country since 2013 as new rebellion is testify in Western Equatoria killing civilians for no reason at all. Why do we kill ourselves in our own nation? This move of fighting one another will proves us as people of no vision and baseless country that has nothing in term of development.

Do we want to clear ourselves on this land of South Sudan? We have to make suggestion on our status of living and come to full agreement if accepted by all communities of South Sudan to do so. So that all people will join hands to kill themselves and there is will be nobody to claim for peace.

And how much more important is it now, considering the consequences of failing to deter conflict at the community level possible. While the use of military force to defend territory has never been questioned when a democracy has been attacked and its very survival threatened by the same country-mate.

Let me ensure you on this point that, all Policies formed without a clear understanding of what we hope to achieve would also earn us the disparagement of national troops, who would have an understandable opposition to being used in every sense of the nation casually and without intent to support them fully.

Ultimately this course would reduce their morale and their effectiveness for engagements we must win. And if the military were to distrust its civilian leadership, recruitment would fall off and I fear an end to the all-volunteer system would be upon us, requiring a return to a draft, sowing the seeds of riot and discontent that so wracked the country in nearest future.

We have now restored high morale and pride in the uniform throughout the services. The all-volunteer system is working spectacularly well. Are we willing to forfeit what we have fought so hard to regain?

In maintaining our progress in strengthening South Sudan’s military wing, we face difficult challenges while maintaining peace in the country. For we have entered an era where the dividing lines between peace and war are less clearly drawn, the identity of the foe is much less clear. Our policies had the unqualified support of the great majority of our people.

Indeed, the two wars of Anyanya I & II ended with the conditional victory of over our enemies. The only acceptable ending when the regional communities and international agencies came with resolution helps was independence of South Sudan. The independence of this nation was as meaningful to all the people of South Sudan as worldwide at large.

But in the aftermath of the independence, we encountered a more subtle form of warfare in which, more often than not, the face of the enemy was masked. Territorial expansionism could be carried out indirectly by proxy powers, using surrogate forces aided and advised from afar. Some conflicts occurred under the name of national liberation, but far more frequently ideology of nepotism.

Our freedom presents both a challenge and an opportunity. It is true that unhealthy nations such as Uganda and Kenya have supported us in other way round; they have accommodated our local people and they have gone protecting our nation through providing their troops to our soil.

On other hand they also play disadvantage role in a conflict. Those threats may not entail an immediate, direct attack on our territory, and our response may not necessarily require the immediate or direct defense of our homeland. But when our vital national interests and those of our allies are at stake, we cannot ignore our safety, or forsake our allies.

At the same time, recent history has proven that we cannot manage leadership among ourselves without any help from other nations. We have learned that there are limits to how much of our spirit and blood and treasure we can afford to forfeit in meeting our responsibility to keep peace and freedom in our own-land.

We should only engage in peace process if we must do so as a matter of our own vital national interest. We cannot assume for other sovereign nations the responsibility to defend our territory without our help.

Furthermore, we have to love one another in building nation.

The writer is the Student at South Sudan Christian University for Science and Technology

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made are the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB) website. If you want to submit an opinion article or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. SSB does reserve the right to edit the material before publication. Please include your full name, email address and the country you are writing from.


in the company of Dr. John Garang: once upon a time, we were united.

in the company of Dr. John Garang: once upon a time, we were united.

If Dr Garang were to advice the SPLM, he would certainly remind Salva that during his leadership of the SPLM he had opened many new pages to unite the ranks and cadres of the SPLM. Garang would certainly advice Salva to open a new page for the much-needed reconciliation and unity among the cadres of the SPLM. Garang would remind Salva what he said in December 2004 and in May 2008 when he nominated Dr Riek Machar, James Wani and Malik Agar for the position of deputy chairperson and Pagan Amum to the position of Secretary General when he stated that: “Let us remember always that we are comrades who once shared difficult moments during our liberation struggle. Let us unite and nurture our comradeship as the road of struggle is long and thorny and we need each other more than any before.” ~~~~~ The 8th Anniversary of Dr Garang Death: A Reflection on the SPLM, by Luka Biong Deng, August 1, 2013


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