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24 Years Later: The 1991 Nasir Coup

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

Originally posted on PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers.:

PaanLuel Wël, Kampala, Uganda

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.

On the 30th of August, 1991, the BBC World Service and the BBC Focus on Africa Program both announced the purported ousting of the SPLM/SPLA leader, Dr. John Garang, in a military coup.

The 1991 Nasir coup was engineered by Lam Akol, led by Riek Machar and backed by Gordon Koang Chol.

The coup had been initiated two days earlier, on August 28th, but many people, both within and outside the movement/country, were not aware of it until the BBC announcement on the 30th of August.

Today mark the 13th year of that fateful announcement.

As South Sudanese are once more mired down in another self-defeating fratricidal war, it would be prudent to revisit the reasons for and against the 1991 Nasir coup.

History being the best teacher, the lessons of the…

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Comparison between 24th July IGAD Plus Proposed Compromise Peace Agreement and Partially signed 17th August Peace Agreement

Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan

Comparison between the Draft Version of 24 July 2015 and the Final Version of 17 August 2015 by someone from UNMISS

Main changes:

General:

  • Agreement to be adopted by NLA of South Sudan as well as Opposition within seven days.

Power-Sharing:

  • Changed nomination of State Governors: Opposition to nominate candidates for Upper Nile and Unity only; new: Government to nominate candidate for Jonglei
  • Changed ratio in State Council of Ministers in Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei: GRSS: 46% (from 33%), Opposition 40% (from 53%); FD and other Political Parties keep 7%
  • Extension of power-sharing to State Council of Ministers in CES, EES, WES, NBG, WBG, Warrap and Lakes: GRSS: 85%; Opposition: 15%

 Security:

  • “Withdrawal of all foreign forces/allied militia” changed to “withdrawal of all state security actors” –> UPDF?
  • “All non-state security actors (including SRF) to be disarmed… by supporting entity” –> implications on relationship to Sudan
  • “Demilitarization” for Juba changed to “Transitional Security Arrangements”: demilitarization of and declaration of Special Arrangement Area for Juba reduced to redeployment of all military forces outside a radius of 25km from center of Juba
  • No Transitional Third Party Security Units (UNMISS, IGAD, AU, etc)
  • SPLA to be renamed into National Defense Forces of South Sudan (NDFSS)

Transitional Justice/Reconciliation:

  • Hybrid Court: established by AUC, not through a MoU between TGoNU, AU and UN; AUC to decide its seat
  • Judges etc selected and appointed by Chair of AUC only, no involvement of UNSG

 Monitoring:

  • ToRs of JMEC to be decided by IGAD Heads of State and Government

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THE BIGGEST ‘DIE-LEMMA’ (By Pende Ngong)

August 17th deadline

August 17th deadline

Before he left for Addis, Gen. Kiir emotionally spoke to the media (public) the following words recorded on SSTV. What is his worry here?

“And if it is my decision, the chief mediator should be put aside and the position taken by another person,” he said when asked about the mediation team.

And on signing the peace or being detained in Addis Ababa: This is what he had to say: “I led South Sudan to independence and if that is the way I am going to leave [power – by being detained in Addis Ababa], no problem.”


GRAMMAR JUBA

As useless as Riek Machar’s education.

As indifferent as Kiir’s hat.

As handsome as Mabor Garang.

As rebellious as Peter Gatdet.

As great as Riek’s hunger for power.

As impossible as IGAD-plus Proposed Agreement.

As thieving as SPLM rogues.

As aggressive as Michael Makuei Lueth.

As sincere as Magok Rundial.

As imperfect as Marial Awendit.

As expensive as dollar.

As articulate as Barnaba Marial Benjamin.

As fluent in English as Md Ayen Mayardit.

As tiny as Riek’s conscience.

As comfortable as illiterate South Sudanese in a big thieving office.

As happy as a young South Sudanese driving his uncle’s car.

As satisfied as a Juban who just ate goatized dog at Jebel Market.

As rich as Juba corrupt civil servant.

As….oh…..paper done finish!


Breaking News: Special Council of Minister’s meeting made five (5) decisions

By Baak V. A. Wol

Following a special Council of Ministers meeting today, Friday, 14 August 2015, attended by Presidential Advisors, National Minister, members of the SPLM Political Bureau, Heads of Independent Commissions, Heads of South Sudan Political Parties, Governors of all the ten (10) States of South Sudan, Chief Administrators of Abyei & Pibor, senior members of the National Legislative Assembly and members of the Council of States, etc. the meeting decided the following:

1. To recall back Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial to come and brief H. E. the President in Juba on the progress at the peace talks in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia (NOT THE WHOLE NEGOTIATING TEAM AS REPORTED BY REBELS ON INTERNET);

2. To postpone the visit of H. E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit to Ethiopia until such time when he has been fully briefed and clarity has been established on all the issues raised by the government’s side with IGAD-plus mediators and the rebels;

3. To delegate the Vice President of the Republic H. E. James Wani Igga to travel to Ethiopia following comprehensive briefings in Juba by the government’s Chief negotiator, in-order to (a) Represent the President at the IGAD Head of States & Government’s meeting, and (b) to establish certain facts from the IGAD-plus mediators and the rebels, paving the way for a visit by H. E. President Salva Kiir to Ethiopia at a latter date;

4. To ascertain from IGAD-plus mediators if the points agreed at the recent meeting of the Heads of States & Governments in Uganda has been incorporated fully into the proposed compromised agreement, as was agreed;

5. To solicit assurances from the IGAD-plus mediators and the clarifications from rebels on the recent unfortunate developments in the rebels camp (i.e. split by 13 army generals from Riek’s rebellion), and to ascertain if any signed peace agreement with one faction of the rebels will really bring a lasting peace to South Sudan, and if not – than what is the new way forward.

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Originally posted on WEAKLEAKS! ::::::::::::::::::):):) Rioting By Writing Via A Series Of Serious 'Politics In Poetics', By Jon Pen de Ngong, A Literal Fighter, A Literary Rioter, A Freelance Writer, A Free-land Blogger, A Freehand 'Poetician'; Who Picks His Mild 'Wine' And Speaks His Wild Mind Out Loud: While Hot!--Why Not?:

Dear Ready Reader,  

Apart from the death-facing South Sudanese  being our fellow countrymen, I believe, you,  man, being a human being, have some degree of humanity categorized by sympathy, empathy, apathy, and all those feelings of strengths and weaknesses that are traits of humankind.

I also believe you believe that a service with humility to humanity is a service for Divinity.

South Sudan, a baby nation at the gullows...! South Sudan, a baby nation at the gullows…!

If you share those feelings with me, and most importantly with the victims of injustice mentioned below,  then join me not only in a prayer but also in a pressure campaign for their loosing from that bandage of bondage the prisoners of conscience have been tied down in Kober Prison. 

Two South Sudanese clergymen, Rev. Michael Yat and Rev. Peter Yen, are facing death penalty and inhuman treatment in Kober Prison in Khartoum for no crime committed other than on…

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HANDBOOK FOR AFRICANS 1: You see only the worst in you

Posted: July 17, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

Originally posted on Mind of Malaka:

Today, I am honored to feature another post from the inimitable Field Ruwe. Comments are always welcome and feel free to share and reblog.

HANDBOOK FOR AFRICANS 1

You see only the worst in you

By Field Ruwe

We, black Africans, seldom feel the urge to jump into the river and swim across, more so if it is infested with crocodiles. Yes, when we stand by the riverside, the first thought that comes to mind is the fear of drowning or being attacked by a crocodile. This mortifying psychological faintheartedness is in the majority of Africans. We are gripped with so much fear, we are afraid to make that most crucial jump out of the nest and fly into the challenging world. It is this feeling of inadequacy that affects our upward mobility, and allows non-Africans to condition us their way. They have managed to make us see only the…

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