“Never ever give up in life, fight forward don´t give up’’

By Abel Majur Leek, Bor, Jonglei State

Sabina Dario Lokolong, deputy minister for humanitarian affairs and disaster management

Sabina Dario Lokolong, deputy minister for humanitarian affairs and disaster management, Nov 2011

November 24, 2015 (SSB)  —  Politics is defined as activities associated with governance of a country or area. From etymological enquiry, the word politics derives from the Greek word ‘politikos’, which means ‘of, for, or relating to citizens.’ Thus, Wikipedia defines politics as ‘an art or science of influencing other people on a civic or individual level.

More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance.’ Politics, therefore, is about the people-exercising power or influence in such a way that there is equitable allocation and management of limited resources, opportunities, and privileges for the happiness, peace, security, good health, and general prosperity of the people.

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By Mayen D.M.A Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

burden of nationality

The Burden of Nationality

November 24, 2015 (SSB) –-  In the last three articles on “Safer paths out of our wartime economy,” I argued, inter alia, that closing a budgetary deficit has rarely been used by governments as reason for currency devaluation. Instead, the balance of trade economic considerations are the main reasons why central banks devalue local currencies.  It is done when a country wants its industrial goods to be cheaper and more desirable, hence exporting more and benefiting through an economy of scale.

If a country is in actual need of a local currency it just prints it, then controls its allocation through relevant monetary and fiscal policies. Hence, a deficit in local currency should have no direct relation to the U.S. dollar, unless the deficit in question is in dollars, which is possible for a country which is dependent on imports of goods like South Sudan. But then devaluation will not get you more dollars.

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By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan


May peace and reconciliation prevail in South Sudan!!

November 24, 2015 (SSB)  —  Right now, we have our President who holds the executive powers, the legislative powers, power over the military, and the power to veto the drafted constitution or create another constitutional committee if he wishes. If this alone wasn’t disconcerting enough, let’s add to it the fact that there is no organized opposition to him, he seems intent on continuing the time-honored tradition of hiring loyalist unqualified hacks and lackeys for important government positions, he doesn’t seem to have any intentions of being democratic or even create a government out of the coalition that he created, with his supporters viscously attacking anyone who criticizes him, sometimes with religious overtones.

One would think that our president must have a huge mandate to be able to pull this kind of crap on all of us, but surprisingly enough, he doesn’t. He won with 99%, with almost half of his votes coming from secular innovative voters who simply didn’t wanted Dr. Lam Akol to win. In reality, if someone did the math, one would realize that at least 7.5 million of the 8 million voters who voted in the presidential elections in Southern part did not vote to have the war again in the country.

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Nimule calm after sporadic gunshots

Posted: November 24, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, Reports


November 24, 2015 (SSB) – Residents of Nimule had their morning breakfast interrupted at 7:25am when sporadic gunshots sent shocking waves across the border town but normalcy is now restored, officials say.

The shooting started in Abila suburb and children from Loqilili primary school had to disperse in panic. Soldiers from the Tiger battalion, the troops from the Presidential unit guarding the strategic border town, were involved in a shootout with unknown gunmen. It is not clear who the armed men were but residents give contradicting accounts of the event.

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By Mok Dei Gual, Kampala Uganda

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Minister John Luk at press conference in Juba, 7 April 2011

November 23, 2015 (SSB)  —  Before I start to put my comment on what the people used to talks about daily that, the former Minister of Justice John Luk is the one who formulated Transitional Constitution which killed civilians in the country.

First of all, I want to let most people know that, the current constitution we have, permitted students to have rights to critics any politician in the country. Students have rights to direct all politicians by criticizing them and that is an evidence, the Juba University students used to debates politically.

From today on ward, I want to defend the former Minister of Justice John Luk for false accusations which the people of South Sudan started accusing of him. John Luk is the peace lover person who always want the people of South Sudan to remain peaceful and he does not instigate violence since he joined politics in the country.

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Living in the Shadows of Darkness: The Invasion and Annexation of Anyuak Land of Akobo by the Nuer Community

By Peter Okello, Nairobi – Kenya

Nuer white army

South Sudan Rebels: Nuer White Army Fighters

November 23, 2015 (SSB)  —  From the onset of the “so called” NUERS, coming into the blessed land of “Anyuak” – in particular AKOBO in earlier 1930s, nothing good had been prevailing. The policy of tricking our people, which they claimed to be peaceful migration into the interior of AKOBO, the claim that “their land is dry and no grass for their cattle is the deadliest agreement if not the least outrageous reasons that our ancestors granted to these “inhumane culprits”. The Akobo elites and historians perfectly knows the evolution of “pathetic Nuers” into the land of Akobo.

I am not interested to narrate the chronology of the Nuers exodus into our land but for the record, allow me to give you a glimpse of the darkest days of our people. During the Anyanya I civil war, most of our peoples’ villages in Akobo town were brutally burned down, massive killing of our innocent civilians by the then Government of Sudan, claiming that the Ciro Anyuak members were collaborating with the Anyanya I regimes.

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By Philip Thon Aleu, Juba, South Sudan

28 states

November 23, 2015 (SSB)  —  There are many women’s activist groups in Juba and hundreds nationwide championing women’s and girls’ rights. Their objectives include, but not limited to girl child education but there seems to be little impact if any at all.

In South Sudanese communities, girls and women play central roles. In most of our traditional settings, women take care of children from birth to adulthood. And I should say mothers continue to shape our characters till death part us. This is because many communities practice polygamy and men have little control over individual children. Every woman therefore grooms her children. The stress that comes with many wives overstretches man’s ability to influence his children. Even in monogamous communities, women also play central roles in uprising children as men search for food, defense the territory and take public services.

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“A man can truly be blind if all his senses are completely death’’

By Abel Majur Leek, Atlabara, Juba, South Sudan

emaciated victims of the South Sudanese conflict

emaciated victims of the South Sudanese conflict

November 22, 2015 (SSB)  — The youths are the leaders of tomorrow, a tomorrow that can only be imagined by the elders of today of which they may not be part off. The youth form the powerful strata of any society, the youths in any society plays an indispensable role in the dynamic changes that occurs in that society. The power the youths hold is usually seen when they need a change in the order of things.

The South Sudan youth must rise up as a matter of urgency and not continue on their slumbering bed and believing in the everyday statement of our dear political class “The youth are the leaders of tomorrow”. The same political class that has embezzled the treasury, destabilized our economy to enrich their families and associates with the resources meant to create jobs and social amenities that would have made life worth living for the South Sudan youth.

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By Samuel Reech Mayen, Kampala, Uganda

Mayen Yong Jok, killed in Jalle

R.I.P Mayen Yong Jok

November 21, 2015 (SSB)  —-  In the first quarter of the year 2007, H.E. President Salva Kiir visited the counties of Greater Bor. Prior to his address to the public in Panyagor, Chief Dau Reech Deng was asked by the other chiefs to express the grievances of the community to the President. In his presentation, Sultan Dau elaborated how the community was being affected by Murle cattle raiders who are also kidnappers.  He asked the President to make a decision that could end the atrocities that are committed by cattle raiders who are supported by their malicious politicians.

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The Constitutional Amendment for the creation of 28 states in South Sudan (PDF)

By Arol Dut Jok Dau, Juba, South Sudan

...the late Luol Chol...valiant revolutionary singer of Koriom Division...with Garang'e Mabior in the background under under the tree...with Kuol Majak standing guard

The late Luol Chol, a revolutionary singer of Koryom Division, with John Garang in the background sitting under the tree…with Cde. Kuol Majak standing guard

November 21, 2015 (SSB)  —-  South Sudan’s youth in this context must be understood from the perspective of what contributions they can make for their country’s national building. Puzzling as such, is the fact that the youths’ instrumental role in this country has lost its meaning. As a matter of reality, there is no hesitation to pose a question on when shall the South Sudanese’s youths bear out the hope this nation has in them for its building whether it could be the case today or in future?

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Barach Mayendit was shot dead while brushing his teeth at his gate in Thongpiny, Juba, South Sudan

By Deng Jacob, Juba, South Sudan

November 21, 2015 (SSB)  —  Today, at 9am, the 21st of November, in Juba, South Sudan, Barach Mayendit was shot dead while brushing his teeth at his compound in Thongpiny area, Juba

Three bullets fell on him, killing him instantly. The criminals who claim to be security people have been killing innocent people across South Sudan.

The killing of Barach Mayendit makes the total of five people who are killed in this way just this month. Those people who are killed by unknown gunmen could not be counted, to the entire world.

South Sudanese are finishing themselves day and night; May God rest his soul in eternal peace.


Posted: November 21, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

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?:

Constitution CartoonJust the day Kiir met and decreed the JCE’s SPLM Caucus in Juba, three days before they voted to add more decree-powers to him, I used those words ‘just a forum without a quorum’, and my friends thought I was a doomsayer by predicting that the under-attended parliament was going to rubberstamp the Establishment Order #36/15 as decreed on SSTV by none other than himself, the Political Ayatolah of South Sudan. I knew the Order 36 was passed, especially when the SPLM caucus leader confessed this intimidation by the president on them:

“We are saying we are amending the national constitution, the president has to invoke article 101 (F), requesting the national legislature to amend those three areas and we are amending them on 19th of this month,” the Caucus leader, Hon. Tulio Odongi Ayahu, said.

So this is the descending order of the condescending order (hierarchy) of South Sudan…

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IGAD Juba summit suspended indefinitely

Posted: November 21, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël in Featured Articles, Junub Sudan

Kiir sign the IGAD peace proposal

President Kiir signs the IGAD peace deal in Juba, South Sudan, on 26 August 2015

Nov. 21, 2015 (SSB) – A regional summit for South Sudanese peace in Juba has been postponed indefinitely, the government announced on Friday.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) head of states and governments meeting scheduled for Monday November 23 will not go ahead due to logistical and tight businesses, information minister Michael Makuei announced said on Friday.

Makuei cited tight schedules for Presidents of IGAD countries for the delay.

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Hon. Michael Makuei announces 'an attempted coup' on SSTV in Juba on December 16, 2013. If I had accepted the job, I would also be in public minds as spreading such propaganda against some political individuals. I had written against that!

Nov. 21, 2015 (SSB) – South Sudan army, the SPLA, raided a training camp of suspected attackers of a passenger bus on Juba – Nimule road on Friday, information minister Michael Makuei said.

The attackers killed three passengers and four truck drivers on Thursday in ambush near Moli, about 50 km from north of Nimule. The Ugandan’s owned Friendship coach was traveling to Uganda when it was attacked.

“The SPLA pursued the rebels and attack their camp this [Friday] morning but we are still waiting for more details,” said Makuei, speaking to reporters after the council of ministers meeting on Friday in Juba.

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Biemnom Intellectuals refute Mayom Intellectuals’ “[warning] of violence over creation of South Sudan’s new states” and the claim of Ruweng Biemnom land

Map of the 28 states decreed by President Kiir

Map of the 28 states decreed by President Kiir on 2 October 2015

November 20, 2015 (SSB)  —-  November 15, 2015 – Some Mayom Intellectuals “warned of violence over creation of South Sudan’s new states” and claimed Ruweng Biemnom land as a part of Mayom. Ruweng Biemnom Intellectuals are shocked by this uncivil and unintellectual statement released by Mayom Intellectuals who are evidently detrimental to the inextricable ties between Biemnom and Mayom.

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November 19, 2015 (SSB) –– Five bodies of passengers have been recovered from the scene of attack on Juba – Nimule highway this morning but several passengers are still unaccounted for.

Sources from Juba—Nimule highway said unknown gunmen set up a road block to stop passengers’ busses. The buses were traveling to Kampala.

Other sources said the bodies were from commercial trucks carrying goods to Juba. Four people are injured and other passengers ran to bushes. Other sources claimed the passenger bus is driven away by the attackers.

Sources told SSB that the incident occurred between Aru and Ame junctions, just before reaching  Moli town after 7am on Thursday.

More details to follow

By Malith Alier, Juba, South Sudan

“When they come together, they loot the country’s resources but when they disagree, they kill us” anonymous

Hon Jemma Nunu Kumba

Hon Jemma Nunu Kumba

November 18, 2015 (SSB)  —  Just before 2013, the SPLM as a party exhibited major signs of imploding within. The party members began to accuse each other of failing the party and therefore the country in one way or the other.

Way back and just before 2010 Sudanese general election, one faction of the SPLM of Dr. Lam Akol, named SPLM-DC broke away and contested the election in the then semi-autonomous Southern Sudan. Dr. Lam Akol was the only brave Southern Sudanese to confront Salva Kiir in Southern Sudan. The other opposition parties cowered away like puffs of cloud.

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The Long-Awaited Speech from President Salva Kiir Mayaardit to the Nation


President Salva Kiir Mayaardit, first president of the republic of South Sudan

November 18, 2015 (SSB)  —  Well, before I start my speech, just for a laughter. He (Master of Ceremony) said that we went through long war of 21 years. The 21 years I spent fighting in the bushes of South Sudan are preferable than the last 10 years that I spent (laughter and hand clapping). Yes the 10 years since the signing of the peace agreement, the CPA, up to this moment are the worse periods that I have ever had and you people know it.

Thank you very much.

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South Sudan needs to restore peace and stability among the communities; we are tired of war. Enough is enough.

Mading Abraham Majur, Kampala, Uganda

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VP James Wani Igga greeting Pagan Amum in New York

November 17, 2015 (SSB)  —  On 15th. Dec. 2013 thousands of South Sudanese losses their life in Juba fighting, Despite the ruthlessness of the regime, different  rebel groups have been formed and battling government, recruiting young boys in violent acts against the government that have seen a big number of South Sudanese loose lives at the expense of other people’s selfish interests. For instance of David Yau Yau, the chief administrator of Pibor and Johnson Oliny, who was been recruiting children under age of 13-14 years old.

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