Governor Maker Thing Maal of Jonglei State has announced his new government with 53% of the portfolios from Bor County, 26% from Twic East County and 21% from Duk County. In comparison, the previous government of Governor Philip Aguer Panyang was composed of 53% for Bor County, 27% for Twic East County and 20% for Duk County.

By PaanLuel Wel, Nairobi, Kenya

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (PW) – Here is the tribocratic analysis of the new government of Jonglei state, announced by Governor Maker Thiong Maal.

(a) Summary of Governor Maker Thiong Maal’s New Government of Jonglei state
County Position per County Percentage share per County Jur/Locality Position per Jur Percentage share per Jur
Bor 10 52.6% Juor-Gok 6 31.5%
Juor-Athooch 4 21.1%
Twic East 5 26.3% Juor-Lith 4 21.1%
Juor-Roor 1 5.3%
Duk 4 21.1% Hol Dinka 3 15.7%
Nyarweng Dinka 1 5.3%
Total 19 100% 19 100%
(b) Summary of Governor Philip Aguer Panyang’s Previous Government of Jonglei state
County Position per County Percentage share per County Jur/Locality Position per Jur Percentage share per Jur
Bor 8 53.3% Juor-Gok 6 40.0%
Juor-Athooch 2 13.3%
Twic East 4 26.7% Juor-Lith 3 20.0%
Juor-Roor 1 6.7%
Duk 3 20.0% Hol Dinka 2 13.3%
Nyarweng Dinka 1 6.7%
Total 15 100% 15 100%
           

The tribocratic analysis of the new government of Jonglei state, announced by Governor Maker Thiong Maal.

(c) Governor Maker Thiong Maal’s New Government for Jonglei State
County Jur S/No. Name Position Payam Community
Bor (52.7%) Juor-Gok (31.6%) 1 Hon. Maker Thing Maal Governor Anyidi Palek
2 Hon. Agot Alier Leek Special Affair Advisor Anyidi Palek
3 Dr. Mach Majier Ghai Mayor of Bortown Anyidi Palek
4 Hon. John Dut Kuch Minister for Agriculture Makuach Ater
5 Hon. Rachael Amuor Pach Minister for Gender and Social Welfare Makuach Koch
6 Hon. Ayom Mach Jok Minister for Physical Infrastructure Kolnyang Abii
Juor-Athooch (21.1%) 7 Hon. kwai Deng Kwai Minister for Health Baidit Angakuei
8 Hon. Ajok Jacob Kuot Minister for Finance Baidit Pathuyith
9 Hon. Isaac Mamer Ruuk Peace Advisor Jalle Alian
10 Hon. Lith Aluong Kang Social Welfare Advisor Jalle Aboudit
Twic East (26.4%) Juor-Lith (21.1%) 1 Hon. Diing Akol Diing (Diing-Malak) Deputy Governor Kongor Kongor
2 Hon. Deng Ajang Duot Political Affairs Advisor Kongor Kongor
3 Hon. Abel Manyok Ajak Minister for Education Lith (Wernyol) Adhiok
4 Hon. Dut Achuek Lual Minister for Labor & Public Service Nyuak Dachuek
Juor-Roor (5.3%) 5 Hon. Deng Alier Mading Minister for Youth & Sport Pakeer (Maar) Pakeer
None None Ajuong (Paliau) Ajuong
Duk (21.1%) Hol Dinka (15.8%) 1 Amb. Manyang Awuol Padiet Speaker of the state Assembly Duk Padiet Hol
2 Hon. Atong Kuol Manyang Minister for Information Duk Padiet Hol
3 Hon. Jacob Akech Dengdit Youth Affairs Advisor Duk Padiet Hol
Nyarweng Dinka (5.3%) 4 Hon. Elijah Maduk Yuang Minister for Local Government Duk Payuel Nyarweng

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Malith Alier, Sydney, Australia

Saturday, 20 July, 2019 (PW) – “Traumatised” was the description used by former South Sudan ambassador to the UN, Mr. Francis Mading Deng, to described South Sudanese behaviour post CPA and resultant independence. Many people including this author protested this depiction. We thought that even if that was the case, it shouldn’t have come from the highest voice of the country to the body of all nations.

There is a saying in  Jieng that “nobody allows their camp to be infiltrated” at any time – day or night. Francis Deng should have not, so we thought, allowed foreign nations picked into South Sudan affairs so easily by saying something like that.

For sure, some of us might have revised their thoughts in regard to the issue of trauma and the past long war between the north and the south. The unmitigated violence since 2013, armed or otherwise may be a result of trauma or paranoia. It may have inadvertently become a culture of settling disputes; big or small.

A week or so ago, the minister of information from Jonglei state released information about an incident that happened at the only university in the state. That a student was assaulted by unknown assailant in Bor. The chain reaction grew into its own magnitude only normal in the nascent state of South Sudan. A student-courting-a-local-girl. The student-assaulted-by-known-stickman. The student-taken-to-hospital. Fellow-students-on-regional-solidarity-mobilised-and-assaulted-a-tea-woman-to-revenge. If the chain reaction  is unbroken, it may involve parents of the girl and the relatives of the tea woman taking the law into their own hands and you know what the perfect storm would look like. John Garang University would be locked down and the war of words begin between the states.

The universities in this country proved  not to be immune from the every day violence we see before us. The violence that has displaced millions in to refugee camps. The violence that made million internally displaced people. The violence that has made thousands orphans. The same violence that killed over 500,000 would be productive citizens has permeated into echelons of learning, the universities!

Juba university experienced this kind of violence just before the country’s independence. Students were pitted against one another based on regional or tribal spectrum.

“The university rush” may not challenge or change a lot of things in the short-term. This is so, because students still believe in the cattle camp way of solving conflicts. This is the proverbial “zebra going to America” which returns the same zebra physical  features and  the accompanying animal instincts.

The minister of information in that state would want to diminish the issue at hand by saying that it shouldn’t be magnified. She considers it as minor. This shouldn’t be the case. Garang university was established over ten years ago and nobody should consider this as one of the “teething problems.”

John Garang’s Memorial University of Science and Technology brand may be tarnished by the actions of it’s recalcitrant sons and daughters. It doesn’t matter what state, region or part of the world they come from.

One thing people who are seeking knowledge should be aware of is the sensitivity to local cultures. If you come from South Sudan you’re aware of the significance communities attached to their daughters. Students should respect local customs and cultures. This is the ultimate guide to going places.

 

 


South Sudan’s youth, we have a collective effort of transforming this great country

By Dut Deng Kok, Juba, South Sudan   

Thursday, July 18, 2019 (PW) — Unfortunately, the youth has taken cue from our leaders. Over the years, especially during these useless wars, government have given numerous excuses why the system is in a seemingly disarray state even when we have the resources to establish a great nation out of the entity.

The agricultural sector has been neglected for no objective reason, money for road reconstruction is earmark every budgetary year but the roads remain death traps. The rehabilitation of our medical facilities for better medical service delivery has been yearly excused.

A proper funding of the education sector has been encountering well-deliberated excuses by the executives. Thus, the sector experiences incessant strike action by the education union who clamors for funding and good policy formulation geared towards reforming the sector.

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The wheel of justice moves dangerously slow, even slower than the weakest tortoise in South Sudan

By Dut Deng kok, Juba, South Sudan

Hybrid Court of South Sudan
Hybrid Court of South Sudan

Wednesday, July 17, 19 (PW) — Aside the fact that South Sudan is generally viewed as a paradox of a nation because of the inability of the nation – state to deploy the enormous natural and human resources to scale up the deteriorating standard of living and better the society for the benefit of all, it is also seen as such because of the dangerous collective amnesia that afflicts majority of the citizenry.

Few years back, at around 2013, a scholar was quoted as saying that most South Sudanese when pushed to the wall, rather than fight back, would drill a hole through the wall and escape. Most South Sudanese seem to like persons who lack the courage of conviction to fight since it is generally assumed in South Sudan that only the living can fight a second time.

This unfortunate mindset has led many South Sudanese to allow the society to go to the dogs and the institutions of State are now headed by persons who lack the necessary competences and skills to facilitate South Sudan’s arrival at the doorstep of 21st century compliant fast moving computer age. South Sudan is stocked in the pre-medieval or rather Stone Age mentality of survival of the fittest whereby even those appointed into offices believe and practice the theory that says MIGHT IS RIGHT.

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The Office of the President under the Transitional Constitution, 2011 (Amended 2015): Is it a Cultivation of a Hegemonic Presidency in South Sudan?

By Tong Kot Kuocnin, Juba, South Sudan

President Kiir's Bahr el Ghazal tour, Feb 2019
President Kiir’s Bahr el Ghazal tour, Feb 2019

I. Introduction

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (PW) —- A country’s constitution plays the major role in ensuring constitutionalism since it creates and allocates powers to the institutions of government and also seeks to control and/or restrain the exercise of such powers. It is noteworthy that state institutions comprise the Executive; the Judiciary and the Legislature.

This article analyses the role of the constitution in checking the powers of the president (who heads the Executive) in order to achieve constitutionalism in a democratic state. It singles out the office of the president (presidency) as it yields more powers compared to the other institutions and hence has crucial impact on constitutionalism, good governance and the rule of law. The article discusses and focuses on the office of the president under the TCSS, 2011 (Amended 2015) to highlight how the unchecked presidential powers which continue to stifle constitutionalism in South Sudan. 

This article first gives the general introduction and background before analyzing the office of the president as enshrined under the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, 2005 and the TCSS, 2011 (Amended 2015). It will also discuss to ascertain whether or not the office of the president (presidency) is a hegemonic presidency. However, before it concludes, the article will discuss and examines the cultivation of a hegemonic office of the president (presidency) under the constitution of South Sudan, 2011 in correlation to the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, 2005.

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Governor Maker Thiong Maal Announces a New Government for Jonglei State

Posted: July 16, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Governor Maker Thing Maal of Jonglei State has announced his government with 50% of the portfolios from Bor County; 30% from Twic East and 20% from Duk County

Governor Maker Thiong Maal Announces a New Government for Jonglei State

1. Hon. Diing Akol Diing (Diing-Malak) the Deputy Governor

2. Advisor on special Affair. Agot Alier Leek

3. Hon. Lith Aluong Kang Advisor on social welfare

4. Hon. Abel Manyok Ajak the Minister for Education

5. Hon. Dut Achuek Lual the Minister for Labor & Public Service.

6. Hon. Rachael Amuor Paach the Minister for Social Welfare.

7. Hon. kwai Deng Kwai the Minister for Health

8. Hon. Dut Kuch the Minister for Agriculture

9. Hon. Deng Alier Mading the Minister for Youth & Sport

10. Hon. Elijah Maduk Yuang the Minister for Local Government

Those who maintained their positions.

1. Hon. Ajok Jacob Kuot the Minister for Finance

2.Hon. Atong Kuol Manyang the Minister for Information

3. Hon. Deng Ajang Duot , Advisor for Political Affairs

4. Hon. Isaac Mamer Ruuk , Advisor for Peace

5. Hon. Akec Dengdit , Advisor for Youth Affairs

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Divided by Defeat and Prophecy, Riek Machar Post Up for Grab

Posted: July 13, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Deng Vanang, Kampala, Uganda

Saturday, July 13, 2019 (PW) — Blame game is fast sweeping across every nook and cranny of SPLM/A-IO’s territory like a tornado. Target of divisive blame is Machar, IO’s pre-eminent Chairman and commander-In-Chief. Few, if not none, never knew a few weeks earlier his three-decade old helm in Naathland could come down crumbling in a wink, giving credence to Winston Churchill’s maxim: a week in politics is a long time.

The trigger of rebellion that saw IO’s Nuer-based media sharply divided is one Chief Brown Both Bol, the vernacular ‘’Nuer International Radio-America {NIRA}’’ supremo previously supportive of Machar’s every move either upward or down the spiral. Chief Brown as widely and fondly known, has his back pinned against the wall in recent days while under hell of fire from another IO’s alternative medium’s rocket propelled grenades.

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CDR Arok Thon Arok and CDR Edward Abyei Lino Wuor: How The Ogaden War Inadvertently Led To The Liberation Of South Sudan

By Engineer Deng Diar Diing, Mombasa, Kenya

CDR Kerubino Kuanyin Bol, CDR Arok Thon Arok and CDR William Nyuon Bany
CDR Kerubino Kuanyin Bol, CDR Arok Thon Arok and CDR William Nyuon Bany

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (PW) — The just celebrated independence of South Sudan came through multifaceted efforts of South Sudanese, citizens of other areas of new Sudan and their sympathizers. Some of the well-wishers went a long way in ensuring that Sudanese had a Launchpad to their liberation struggle while others guaranteed that peace came in terms that provided safeguards to the right to self-determination of the marginalized people. This was indeed secured through Dr. John multi-frontal methodology that deployed armed struggle (AS), Diplomatic and International Isolation (DII), agitation for internal uprising (IU) and political negotiation (PN) with successive regimes in the Sudan.

A critical devotee that ensured successful launch of Sudanese Liberation agenda in 1983 was Federal Republic of Ethiopia through Derg Regime of Mengistu Hail Meriam. Mengistu sent helicopter to search and picked Dr. John Garang at the border of Ethiopia and Sudan when he was under hot pursuit of Sudanese Army. The government of Ethiopia leveraged its relations with USSR, Cuba, Angola, North Korea and Libya to give SPLM/A its first international podium. Federal Government of Ethiopia also with the support of Russia and North Korea helped arm 105, 104, Jamus, Tiger and Tumsah battalions.

Dr. John and his team were able to use this platform to secure military hardware worth US$ 96 millions from Libya to arm Koryom, Muormuor and Zalzal. What has never been publically discussed by South Sudanese, whether out of dearth of inquisitiveness or by deliberation was the exact interest of Ethiopians in advancing liberation movement in neighboring Sudan. While others would simply argue that it was geopolitical orientation of Communism-Capitalism axis.

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Tributes in Living Memory to Gen. Gabriel Achuoth Deng: Celebrating the Inspirational Life and Times of a South Sudanese Iconic Freedom Fighter and Veteran Politician, Gen. Achuoth Deng Achuoth (Kärkäwään)

By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan

Eulogy of Gen. Gabriel Achuoth Deng: Celebrating the Life and Times of Gen. Achuoth Deng Achuoth (Kärkäwään)
Eulogy of Gen. Gabriel Achuoth Deng: Celebrating the Life and Times of Gen. Achuoth Deng Achuoth (Kärkäwään)

Monday, July 7, 2019 (PW) — On the 16th of May, 1983, when the war of liberation struggle broke out in Bor, Jonglei State, the leadership of the Underground Movement dispatched Gen. Gabriel Achuoth Deng Achuoth (Deng-Kärkäwään) to Khartoum to warn and enlighten their members in the north that the new armed revolutionary movement, occasioned by the mutiny in Bor, was not going to be the usual South Sudanese reactionary movement fixated on the ‘Southern Problem’ at the expenses of the rights, justice and freedom for the marginalized people of the Sudan. In his book, Wars and a New Vision for the Sudan: A Political Lesson, which was published in 2005, Gen. Achuoth Deng-Kärkäwään explained thus: “When John Garang withdrew from Bor for Ethiopia, it was the same time that I left for Khartoum. This was to come and explain to the forces of the revolution in that part of the country the objective of the new movement. That the new movement should not be mistaken as the usual Southern reactionary movement for the separation of the South.”[1]

The Underground Movement was established by progressive officers of the Anyanya One movement as a result of the fallout from the aborted coup d’état in Lobone against the leadership of Gen. Joseph Lagu in 1972 following the signing of the Addis Ababa Agreement. These progressive officers, on whose behalf Captain John Garang wrote his historical 1972 letter to Gen. Joseph Lagu, were bitterly opposed to the signing of the Addis Ababa Accord, in preference for the continuation of war for the total liberation and separation of South Sudan. After the failure of their coup against their boss, Gen. Joseph Lagu, and their subsequent absorption into the Sudanese army as per the stipulations of the 1972 peace accord, the progressive officers formed a clandestine organization, the Underground Movement, within the rank and file of the national army. Their first leader was Gen. Emmanuel Abuur Nhial (Abuur-Matuong) and then Gen. Albino Akol Akol after the killing of Gen. Emmanuel Abuur Nhial in 1976 and later by Col. John Garang after his return from the USA in 1982.

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Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle

Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle

By Willy Mayom Maker, Canada

Friday, July 5, 2019 (PW) — I’ve just learned the untimely demise of one of the South Sudanese legends, Comrade Deng Kuot (well known as Deng Apanan or Deng Makur). What a great lost! Deng Kuot’s contributions were immense. Even though he was one of the unsung heroes, Deng Apanan had sung to the nation throughout his life. From traditional songs to Christian hymns to revolutionary songs, the legend had left legacies in every route he’d taken. 

In the early days of the SPLA, Deng Apanan often unleashed his powerful voice over the radio, singing revolutionary songs, each song flavored with culturally significant boasting phrases: “Makur ku Magak; aa thuet agut cit men!” – Loosely translating, “Makur and Magak [personnel oxen] are suckling up to now!” 

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I want to salute 1st Vice President Gen. Taban Deng Gai tenacity, commitment and zeal to get South Sudan working again. I also salute and thank the president of the Republic Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit for the great achievements they have made with Gen. Taban Deng and speaking with one voice with their people during this critical time of war to end the crisis.

By Dut Deng Kok, Juba, South Sudan

a jovial Preisdent Salva Kiir and SPLM-Io Chief Negotiator Taban Deng

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (PW) — Dignity is the ability to stand strong and tall in the face of adversity while being able to sit with the elderly and crawl with the children. Dignity is taking a stand for your beliefs without closing your mind to other’s opinion. Dignity is being an example by your deeds and through your words avoiding gossip, anger and lies. Dignity will manifest itself in the warmth of your smile, the depth of your love and kindness for your fellowman.

In real terms, election time is the moral gauge, the accountability and evaluation time for the politicians. The implications of the election time preoccupy the consciousness of every politician and it is for this reason that every politician weighs his/her utterances before any audience (privately or publicly), moderates his/her public conducts and mannerisms; and strives at all times to embody the aspirations of the electorate; essentially because each of his/her behaviour is subject to public scrutiny.

The administration of President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E. Gen.Slava Kiir mayardit has secured for itself an unforgettable legacy so much so that long after the government reaches its revitalized agreement in September 2018, the remarkable effort made by the government through the management headed by H.E Gen. Taban Deng Gai will remain evergreen.

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By Dut Deng Kok, Juba, South Sudan

Thursday, July 04, 2019 (PW) — When the United States President, Donald Trump and his North Korean ‘peace-ally’, Kim Jong Un were planning for the just concluded historic bilateral summit, the question of venue was a matter of greatest concern. The stakes were high from the point of view of ambience, security and effect. So top political appointees, ranking diplomats and senior intelligence operatives weighed and assessed the suitability of tens of putative locations. These included such serene and high profile European capitals as Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki.

Fortunately, I was privileged to be there as a South Sudanese migrant in all the places listed; few years back and attest that mankind has no better places to live than these. Undoubtedly, they boast of some of the highest human development indices in the world. Geneva, regarded as ‘neutral’ and was mentioned is itself is sort of a second capital for most diplomats. Also mentioned was the Bohemian city of Prague, capital of Czech Republic, with its picturesque setting on the Vltava River and its rich historical monuments tells that it was once the epicenter of European culture and civilization.

Finally, they settled for South East Asian city of Singapore. Why? Because the city has some of the most modern physical infrastructures, exquisite scenic beauty and humanistic values in the world. By all standards, the island state is today considered one of the best places to live by any standard. It is very safe and has one of the world’s most successful economies and social circumstances.

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My home is beautiful

Posted: July 4, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Poems., Sally Nyalony Gatwang

By Nyalony Gatwang, Kampala, Uganda

My home is really beautiful,

The gorgeousness of the sun set is never told,

The green grass is the life to many,

The soil of my home, is so clean but told dirty.

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My home is really beautiful,

It’s just filled with wolves,

With the Medusa,

With callous souls,

With hyenas not lions.

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My home is really beautiful,

The hope of the IDPs is real,

The optimism of the disabled is in heart,

The faith of the Christians is love.

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My home is really beautiful,

With parents to guide me,

A sister to Polish,

Elders to tell me what i don’t know,

A brother to protect,

A neighbor to love,

And land to own .

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My home is really beautiful,

Even though we are in streets,

Even if we still shade blood,

Even if we still loot,

Even if we still rape,

Even if we still force marriage.

My home is really beautiful…

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The Right to Freedom of Expression and the Law of Defamation in South Sudan: A Juristic Analysis

By Tong Kot Kuocnin, Juba, South Sudan

Kerbino Wol Agok and Peter Biar Ajak

I. Introduction

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 (PW) —- Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental rights, which are universally recognized and protected. Indeed, the Constitutions of most countries of the world, including South Sudan, have expressly provided for the protection of this right because of its importance and relevance to the enhancement of personal liberty and democracy. The right to freedom of expression is also protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the various regional Instruments and Conventions on human rights, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. Obligations and duties are imposed on the State or its agencies and on individuals to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.

However, the right to freedom of expression, like most other rights, is not absolute. There are recognized restrictions and exceptions to this right; one of which is to be found in the law of defamation. Thus, the enjoyment of the right to freedom of expression must take into consideration the right of other citizens to protect their reputation. The courts therefore have an important role to play in balancing the conflicting interests between freedom of expression and protection of reputation. This article aims at examining the legal and constitutional guarantee of the right to freedom of expression in South Sudan and the extent to which the law of defamation has restricted the enjoyment of this right. The effectiveness of the South Sudanese courts in striking an acceptable balance between the two conflicting rights and interests in this regard is also examined.

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