By Wol Deng Akech, Lucknow, India

IGAD plus President Kiir, 25 July 2017

IGAD plus President Kiir, 25 July 2017

July 25, 2017 (SSB) — For the last two months, the question regarding to the Judiciary independence became a matter of a public debate and interest due to circumstance of Judiciary strikes demanding the improvement of conditions of work within the Judiciary and relieve of Chief Justice Hon. Justice Chan Reec Madut by the President or to tender his resignation to the President. The same matter reached its high climax when the 13 Justices and Judges were dismissed by President Salva Kiir through an evening Presidential decree (Decree No: 100/2017) which is out cried by the nation and the region as well.

As a member of this learned fraternity, one feels it as necessary to make some attempts in pursuit of a better judicial system in our country.  The purpose of this piece of writing is to test the independence of Judiciary in the Republic of South Sudan in regards to selection, recommendation, appointment dismissal of Justices and Judges.  It will also discuss the bases and legality of the dismissal order, the lack of which will mean powers of executive without limits is tyrannical in practice or judiciary/Justice with decision without force/power or independence is powerless.

Thus, we must have an executive which runs its daily activities within the ambit of Constitution and the law and Judiciary which has to administer, presides cases, makes its decisions with force for the establishment of functionary justice delivery institution.  The legal nature of the decree will be discussed at later stage in this paper and eventually leads to conclusion with some recommendations, but first one would like to examine the conditions in which a judiciary is referred, to be independent.

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Ladies always ask obvious questions whether Mr. Love exists. Some still ask themselves that, do men really love their women or it is only the game that they intend to play. What is in the heart of cheaters or womanizers? Do they date to marry their ladies they dated or to merely play with them? Let me spill the nut for you today. How then can the womanizers and cheaters end the game of playing with ladies? I will tell you what to be done for them to end their nasty games.

By Peter Okello, Juba, South Sudan

Peter Okello – Human Rights Activist and Political Journalist

Peter Okello – Human Rights Activist and Political Journalist

July 25, 2017 (SSB) — For obvious reasons and for all the good reasons on earth, you can never predict or tell what is in the mind of this handsome looking guy you are dating or dated yesterday. This guy is cute. Oh my God! He is sent from heaven just for you only. He is superbly awesome and made out of honey. He is sweet and creamy. Perhaps his sweetness is like that chocolate ice-creams you take every day.

Now all you want to do is to fall in love with him, perhaps kiss him there and after. You are afraid to lose him to another lady, do you? You see, there are these ladies are well trained in snatching husbands and boyfriends of other ladies. We nickname them as “husband snatchers”.  Be careful with them. These ladies cannot look for their own men. All they do is to wait and when they come into your life as friends, they immediately begin to mess things up with your boyfriend. Watch out ooh!

Sometimes it is very easy to identify these guys who pretend to be a loving and caring fiancé. This guy tells you sweet words and often promise to do this and do that, watch out for such guys in the street. These kinds of guys, my dear – they are clever cheats.

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By Peter Gai Manyuon, Kampala, Uganda

IGAD Communique on South Sudan, Nairobi, March, 2017

IGAD Communique on South Sudan, Nairobi, March 25, 2017.jpg

July 24, 2017 (SSB) — Admittedly, since civil war broke out in December 2013 up to early 2017, the number of displaced persons is increasing on monthly basis. Three years on from the outbreak of conflict, nearly Seven point five (7.5) million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the country as a result of armed conflict, inter-communal violence, economic crisis, disease  outbreaks and climatic shocks according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) and nothing is achieved yet to resolve the on going conflict in the Country.

On the other hand, United Nations estimated , over five hundred thousand (500,000) people have been killed so far, and more than one point six (1.6) million are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various protection Camps within the Country, especially Juba, Malakal, Bentiu, and Wau.  Evidently, one point five (1.5) million are currently refugees in neighboring countries according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in their recent 2017 report.

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By Simon Yel Yel & PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan

Kiir's speeches before independence, cover

Salva Kiir Mayaardit: The Joshua of South Sudan. Grab your copy at

July 24, 2017 (SSB) —They say if you don’t have nothing to say, say nothing. This altruism could have been realized by Kharubino Kiir to say nothing about our book in his vendetta article against J-1 and specifically against Ateny Wek and Mayiik Ayii Deng. He falsely added our book on his items of discontent to buy the brain of the readers.

That is why we have decided to pen this rebuttal of his article on the part that touched the book we edited: “Salva Kiir Mayardit: The Joshua of South Sudan

To make it crystal clear to all our beloved readers, the speeches, articles, and letters to the President that we compiled into two books (speeches before and speeches after independence) were not done with an intention to endear ourselves, and gain access, to the president of the Republic of South Sudan.

We did it using our own finite resources and limited time, solely as a tribute to the legacy of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, one of the few South Sudanese Patriots who has dedicated their entire lives to the cause of the South Sudanese people.

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He was a great guy. Lovely, adorable, cute and handsomely awesome. The first time I saw him, my heart beats faster than normal. He squarely stole my heart on that very first sight. He is superbly mature, in mind and in the body. He is a guy who all ladies would want to be with. A guy you can never take your eyes off him when you look at him. This guy was solely my guy but as I talk to you now, everything has ended in jeopardy.  I hate him now, I hate him tomorrow and I hate him forever. This is a tale of a lady who divorces in three days after the honeymoon. Here is what she told me about her so called “lover”

Peter Okello – Human Rights Activist and Political Journalist

Peter Okello – Human Rights Activist and Political Journalist

July 24, 2017 (SSB) — It was a year ago when I met this guy in Juba grand hotel around three o’clock on Saturday. I was with my colleagues, just going out on a weekend vibes as usual. My friend Achang, left me shortly to receive her boyfriend who was at the hotel main gate. I was there seated waiting for her to come back.

Just in a blink of an eye, this guy who later called himself Johnny appeared from nowhere and ask me if I could allow him to seat beside me. I look at him, beginning from his legs to his forehead, he wasn’t bad at all. He is smart, cute and handsome.  Not to shame to the devil, I allowed him to the seat.

Guess what happened after he sat? This guy asks for my names, can you imagine! A total whole stranger asking for my names, wonders shall never end! Anyway, I had to tell him my names after he insisted for long. This after knowing my names, he started asking me if I could drink Blue moon and I diligently told him that I don’t drink but will try it in my honeymoon time. He said really, and I was like, yeah!

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NAS Press Release: On the Governments Strategy of Peace through War (PDF)


By Zack Mayul, Nairobi, Kenya

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SPLM Reunification: President Museveni meets President Kiir and G-10 leaders in Kampala

July 24, 2017 (SSB) — With this generation, some parents will either break down this brick built mind ideology of over pricing their daughters, or ‘sell’ them off at a throw away bride price or maybe, to take what is available in the hand if they are not willing for yearly installments.

As far as am concern about this generation, where my brothers run away from responsibilities, and where the entire community toil to sponsor one son to study. How is it even necessary to satisfy one’s need before that of the people he wants to help? Where does self-actualization goal come in here?

Through struggle from primary, high school, and at the university, this boy has been helped by his father and mother in the village, brother in the USA, and his sister if there is any. Aside from that, cousins, uncles, or aunties have been giving a hand into making him a scholar, too.

When he graduates and get a job, all these people will all look up to him to divide his salary into equal halves. Apart from salaries, they will expect him to marry a decent girl from a known family because this is what the community requires him to do. A girl whose her father had been a wrestler, chief, or a traditional lawyer, or maybe a neighbor if he is lucky.

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Communique of the 58th Extra-Ordinary Session of IGAD Council of Ministers on South Sudan


Have you ever gone out with your boyfriend, just to chillax during the weekend at the riverside or in a classy hotel and then, when time for paying bills comes, your guy starts to pay for you or you boarded a taxi and this guy of yours claims to be paying everything and anything that your fingers had laid on, Ladies … “this gorgeous guy is controlling every second of your breath in his palms” Don’t allow your guy to pay for you, Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t allow your man to pay for your bills in a golden plate.

By Peter Okello, Juba, South Sudan


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

July 22, 2017 (SSB) — Today, many people question the validity and viability of relationship and openly wonder if it should continue to be esteemed as the bedrock of modern social development. Ladies are habitually becoming the first hand victims than usual as men claims all the million responsibilities in this modern society.

What is the reason as to why your man wanted to be paying all the house bills, studying fees, transportation fares, lunch bills, cinema or games tickets, all the time, why? Why are you so reluctant to object his claims of being “Mr. responsible guy?

Listen ladies … men pretend to be very clever and they will tend to find many ways to persuade you so that you fall into their traps. There is no problem with your man paying bills but the mountain problem here is “he could be acting as being a nice and a responsible man now but in future trust me, this man of yours will starts excuses” just wait and you will see!

Well the world is a global village right now. So if your man is abroad or within Africa, you have nothing to worry about. You can call your man anytime and video chat with him. You have this sophisticated gadgets, don’t you? You own IPhone 7, Samsung 8, Techno 6 or Techno 6 plus, Black Berry, Sony Erickson, Infinix or Huawei phone.

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By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

July 23, 2017 (SSB) — The Adar (Wuna’mom) County is the newly created County in Northern Upper Nile State. The Adar oilfield, also known as the Adar Yol, in the 1990s the name Yol was added by former commissioner of Northern Upper Nile County late honorable Ustaz: Chuai Deng Yol. Former Northern Upper Nile County was component or constituent of Melut, Maban and Renk as HQ. Adar (Wuna’mom) County currently is known as Adar 1&2 and it’s Block (3) of oil field production, is an oilfield situated in the Melut Basin or bowl in South Sudan estimated to contain about 276 million barrels (43,900,000 m3) of oil.

The Chevron Corporation discovered Adar (Wuna’mom) field in 1981, shortly before the start of the 2nd Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005). Soon after Chevron had suspended operations in 1984, Sudanese government troops began attacking civilian settlements in the area, burning the houses and driving the people away, and in the late 1990s, Nuer militias from Nasir helped the army in clearing away the people to make way for the roads and infrastructure of the oilfield.

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By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala Uganda

big fish vs small fish

big fish vs small fish

July 22, 2017 (SSB) — When the governor was appointed he was a good man as he was doing what the citizens of Gok State wanted.  The government the citizens of Gok State need is the one that is neutral and able to protect their rights equally without being bias or seen to be bias. This was what the governor and his government was initially doing which made me to write colourfully in praise of him.

However, with time the government of Gok State began to be bias and also become more concern with how to raise money than protecting the interests of the citizens. Consequently, all the accused or all suspected of crimes that were arrested were released upon the payment of money.

Hence, the state of Gok was trading money with justice which is injustice. Money should never be substitute for justice. Therefore, increasing fines as a way of setting culprits or accused free is unfortunate. This is because injustices that have been committed among the citizens remained unaddressed as money has become more important than lives and the need for justice by the Gok State citizens.

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By Deng Kiir Akok, Juba, South Sudan

fighting in juba

Fighting in Juba, 2013, 2016

July 22, 2017 (SSB) — I was a bit late to arrive at London Cafeteria in Atlabara, Tumbura road where a friend of mine invited me for lunch last Thursday, Jul 20, 2017.

On my way to the cafeteria, I received almost five telephone calls from him asking for my current location while coming. I told him I was at Mobil roundabout.

As though I had invited the problem, one bus passenger that was sitting next to me nodded his head, feeling sorry for the name I used to call the roundabout.

“What? Come again! Why don’t people ask for the name of the place if they are not familiar with before locating themselves to others,” said the passenger in a loud voice. Then he looked around trying to see his sympathizers.

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“The real prison is the wall of silence erected around you by your colleagues, which prevents you from seeing or hearing the truth, until I have arrived to this place (Paris), I didn’t know I have been overthrown in Khartoum,” says Sudanese President late Jafaar Mohammed Nimeri in 1985.

By Kharubino Kiir Garang, Juba, South Sudan

President Kiir's speeches after independence

Salva Kiir Mayaardit: The Joshua of South Sudan. Grab your copy at

July 21, 2017 (SSB) — One of the revulsions of history is that it often repeats itself. After dethronement of Mayen Wol Jong and Yel Luol Koor from J-1 on financial scandals, there was hope that J-1 is liberated from all sorts of corrupt cartels. Unfortunately, here arose other bastards in J-1 in persons of Ateny Wek Ateny and Mayiik Deng Ayii.

These dudes are not only administratively corrupt but intellectually bankrupt to serve in the highest office of the land. They erected the wall of lies to block the truth from reaching the president.

They control President’s ears, they determine what to give to the President to hear and what to ignore. They deprive him from hearing the truths from grassroots. Not only that, but they are also depriving him of meeting good people carrying gospel messages. They are destroying him!

Honestly, his office is filled with people attributively incompetent. His office is packed of people that are either unschooled or functionally illiterate. Others are gifted bloviates, introversive, and loquacious people. They are a disgrace to the Presidency in disguise. They are unproductive and unappreciative.

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By Eligo Dak Buoth, Nairobi, Kenya

PaanLuel Wel website, along with Sudan Tribune, Radio Tamazuj and Nyamilepedia, has been blocked in South Sudan by the national security

PaanLuel Wel website, along with Sudan Tribune, Radio Tamazuj and Nyamilepedia, has been blocked in South Sudan by the national security

July 21, 2017 (SSB) — We would like to vent our ire on the recent autocratic executive order to block the online news websites for the mother Sudan, and Radio

On 18th July, 2017, President Salva Kiir’s regime via her mouthpiece Mr. Michael Makuei issued a draconian decree barring the aforementioned revolutionary online websites saying without any slightest feeling of shame that they are becoming hostile to them, which in our view is untrue.

This is another major blow on public informants and an act of disservice to our people. We felt very unhappy, and we condemned the decision makers and their decision altogether with contempt it deserves. If they have functional ears for hearing they should reverse this intolerable decision.

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SPLM reunification

SPLM Reunification: President Museveni meets President Kiir and G-10 leaders in Kampala

July 21, 2017 (SSB) — President Yoweri Museveni has this afternoon received his South Sudan counterpart, H.E Salva Kiir and his delegation at State House, Entebbe.

Mr. Museveni and his guests, who included Mrs. Rebecca Garang, widow of the fallen South Sudanese leader, late John Garang, discussed pertinent political issues affecting South Sudan with a view to re-uniting the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) so that Africa’s newest independent country could realize peace and stability.

In attendance were, among others, South Sudan Ministers of Presidency, Hon. Mayiik Ayii Deng, of Defence, Hon. Kuol Manyang Juk and of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Deng Alor Kuol.

Uganda’s Minister for Presidency, Hon. Esther Mbayo and State Minister for International Affairs, Hon. Henry Okello Oryem.

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SPLM Reunification: President Museveni meets President Kiir and G-10 leaders in Kampala

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Abel ALier and Philip Aguer picture by Mach Samuel

July 20, 2017 (SSB) — The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak.

The Pagak offensive is a clear violation of the unilateral ceasefire declared by President Salva Kiir on May 22, and calls into question the government’s commitment to reach peace through the National Dialogue, notwithstanding the sincere efforts undertaken by the leaders of the Steering Committee.

The Troika and EU repeat and endorse the June 12 call by the leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for President Kiir to ensure that his forces respect the unilateral ceasefire, for the armed opposition groups to reciprocate the ceasefire, and for all groups to allow the unfettered delivery of humanitarian assistance to all those in need.

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AFP News July 20, 2017

The United States warned Thursday that a new regional plan to shore up South Sudan’s failing peace agreement was the last chance for Juba’s leaders to end the war, now in its fourth year.

US Deputy Ambassador Michele Sison told the UN Security Council that Washington will reconsider its support for the deal signed two years ago by President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar, if the latest effort fails.

The remarks highlighted growing impatience by the US administration with leaders in South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan just six years ago with strong backing from the United States.

“It is high time for action,” Sison told the council.

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Posted: July 19, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, Peter Okello, Socio-Cultural

By Peter Okello, Juba, South Sudan

ladies can say I love you too


July 19, 2017 (SSB) — Did you ever fall in love? Have you ever seen this gorgeous-handsome guy, and his marvelous face glued to your mind! When you saw a guy and immediately your heart start beating so warmly, lady … you are invited by a beautiful friend called love!

Love can take place anywhere and everywhere. You can fall in love with anyone, anytime. You saw him at the movie theatre right, along the street perhaps, in the award winning concerts, or in a class lectures session, at the weekend party galore … wait a minute, you might have seen him in the public transport and that got you thinking!!!

You look at him, then you start imagining. Wow! This guy! This handsome-gorgeous guy. You can’t afford to turn your eyes off him, can you? All your mind wanted to know is to look at him, keep starring at him, just a little longer.

Love is not an act … it is a feeling. Where is it written in the Bible or Quran that it is a duty of a man to say I love you? I guess not. If I am wrong, then proof me wrong!

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By Mathiang Jalap, Juba, South Sudan

Gogrial state

July 19, 2017 (SSB) — For the last one month or so, I have been so vocal on the political oriented conflict and disputed agenda that had largely and squarely engulfed the entire Gogrial State fraternity. I have written not less than 10 opinion articles about Gogrial and its Government. Any of those articles that I had written is purely in the interest of the public (Gogrial citizens) either living in the capital or back in the State. Honest speaking, I do not have problem with the normal citizens of Gogrial.

My ginormous problem is with politicians and businessmen of Gogrial. They are the one fueling and causing huge havoc to the citizens at large. At the back of my mind I have no doubt that there are people who love peace and would wish to live in unity in Gogrial State but I must also admit that there are those who are busy gossiping during the day and night time with the intention of seeing the reining of Governor Gregory Deng collapse. Not to waste time, let’s set the ball rolling…

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By Mabil Manyok Nhial, Gweru City, Zimbabwe

The 6th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of South Sudan

July 18, 2017 (SSB) — The greatest day in the history of South Sudan was lately celebrated by some students from different universities in Zimbabwe on 17/7/2017. “The day is worth remembering how late it might be to celebrate it,” said one of the vibrant students. The celebration was organised by some of the potential students who wanted to show the spirit of patriotism and togetherness among the South Sudanese Students in Zimbabwe.

The celebration was held at Midlands State University (MSU), City of Gweru, Zimbabwe. Many students came from different universities such as National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and a few from Great Zimbabwe University (GZU). Some students did not make it to Gweru City where the celebration took place because of some inconveniences.

Some of the students were interested to attend but they were incapacitated beyond their capacity whereas others did not attend due to many other reasons. “I cannot attend since my people were killed back home. I cannot celebrate while having tears in my eyes,” said one of the students, who wanted to remain in anonymity.

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