By Our Correspondent in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

South Sudan’s trending peace talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa has entered into its fourth day today Sunday, 20h of May 2018 prayers from church leaders. South Sudan Council of Churches convened a prayer in an effort to influence peace delegates to comprise for peace.

Speaking during the prayers this morning in Elilly International Hotel in Addis Ababa, Bishop Zackeria Manyok Biar said forgiveness is not limited to friends only, it is also to an enemy as well as to your neighbor. Bishop Justin Badia who also presided over the prayers said the church has been instrumental in bring the leaders together for the sake of peace.

A woman delegate Sarah Nyanath, stormed the congregation into tears when she said king of kings, that if women, children and elderly have died and most of them suffered in this war, come among us and give your ruling. Nyanath appealed to government and opposition delegation to put God forward before they make decision. Bishop Enock Tombe said  the next is the negotiating unresolved issues, let us do it as South Sudanese!

South Sudan engulfed into war in 2013 and 2016 with long standing political conflicts within the ruling party SPLM got a much demanded task to bring peace into the country following the pre-perceived end to transitional period in July 2016.

The Church played significant roles in Addis Ababa 1972 peace accord as well as in Nairobi peace when they reunited John Garang and Dr. Reik Machar

In a separate note, South Sudan government high profiled delegates, Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial and Hon.Michael Makuei were not seen in the prayer hall. Dr. Francis Mading was among the congregation alongside Deng Alor Kuol and John Luk Jok.

African Union constantly remains optimistic that peace negotiation is the best path of bringing the lasting peace, security and economic stability leading to development. However, the past peace mediation negotiated by the regional bloc have brought no peace to South Sudan.

It is for IGAD now to propose a common ground that instills some sense of compromise among the opposition, rebel groups and government of South Sudan.

The SPLM Juba based recent attempt on reunification process is widely seen as a good political move on one and also viewed differently in another dimension as two men show-Taban & Kiir reuniting. Machar faction has denounced calls to reunification quest and remained tightly held to the 2015 peace accord.

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CEPO Press Release: The Intra-South Sudanese Dialogue at the IGAD’s High Level Revitalization Forum of the Peace Process in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Edmund Yakani

MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), a Juba-based South Sudanese civil society organization.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 (PW) — The intra-South Sudanese Dialogue made some progress on both governance and security sector. At least some outstanding issues in both sectors were resolved and agreed upon. Today the resolved outstanding issues in both sectors will be announced to the audience. Out of fives out standings that were by then hard for the IGAD facilitators at least 1 to 2 in each sector was resolved.

The deliberations were deep into the issues that define some of the matters of mistrust and lack of confidence including root causes. The committee on Trust and Confidence Building is progressing well in drawing some solutions on issues of mistrust and lack of confidences among the parties. Today there will be a pray organized by the faith-based leaders in the morning hours for bringing together the parties.

The spirit of the parties for dialogue under the intra-South Sudanese Dialogue is soft and spirit of wanting peace to prevail, although the some of the parties are harder in making compromises. Good change of attitudes was observed especially yesterday in handling the hard core issues in security sector.

The prayer will be from 9am to 11 am then the intra-South Sudanese dialogue will resume. Today the outcomes achieved will be announced to the public and handover to IGAD mediation

CEPO Remarks: Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO says the process of the intra-South Sudanese dialogue is handle hardcore issues among the parties. At least the manner in which the faith-based leaders are handling the process is encouraging and motivating. We are hopeful that the faith-based leaders can make some results realized that will make peace happen

The Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) is a non-profit, civil society, South Sudanese organization, registered by the Ministry of Justice on 17th November 2010. The organization was initially formed in Khartoum in 1999 and consisted of mostly University students, but its scope broadened after it was established in Juba, Southern Sudan as a separate entity. Presently, CEPO is engaged in the areas of Peace and conflict mitigation, human rights, rule of law, livelihood, governance and democratic transformation. MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of CEPO.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made is the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël Media (PW) website. If you want to submit an opinion article, commentary or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. PaanLuel Wël Media (PW) website do reserve the right to edit or reject material before publication. Please include your full name, a short biography, email address, city and the country you are writing from.


By Luka Biong Deng,[1] Washington, USA

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South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (PW) — South Sudan is arguably the most fragile state in the world. Lacking an institutional legacy at its creation in 2011, political, security, economic and social indicators have all deteriorated with the ongoing civil conflict.[2] As state legitimacy has eroded, the number of armed factions and tribal militias has increased rapidly, now exceeding 40 such groups.

One consequence of the prolonged conflict is that South Sudan is now one of the main exporters of refugees in the world with nearly 2.5 million people seeking exodus in neighboring countries and another 1.85 million internally displaced. Nearly 7 million people (60 percent of the pre-crisis population) face famine and severe food insecurity. The economy has almost collapsed with inflation reaching 60 percent.

Conflicts within and between communities have led to social fracturing and the erosion of social cohesion, the very assets that served southerners well in their long struggle against Arab-Islamist hegemony from governments in Khartoum. The retreat into ethnic cocoons that threatens national unity is due in part to the dynamics of the conflict but also to the refusal by ruling elites to embrace diversity and devolution of decision-making power and resources from the center. Read the rest of this entry »


By Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

Riek Machar with Dak Kueth and Pende Ngong

Human Rights Activist, Jon Pende Ngong (on Black T-shirt) and Prophet Dak Kueth, (Dreadlocked) posed for group photo With Rebel Leaders Dr. Riek Machar and Lt. General Dau Aturjong (standing) in Pagak, South Sudan

Saturday, 19 May 2018 (PW) — The cloudy political climate in the independent South Sudan is certain to continue. The generation that has know nothing a part from wars and negotiations in and out since 1955 has no guts to alter course. Unjustified perpetual Wars and skirmishes had developed a tendency of being handed down to following generations on slates of ignorance.

The interludes between conflicts did not availed sufficient grounds to think deeply of what the nation should look and feel like in the real world. Between 1972-1983 and 2005-2013 are such interludes not to mention the periods before these when foreigners of European and Arabs molesters pried the dark continent. Self-rule after the colonial era have seen us hurtling to the abyss because of destructive beliefs, some of which are meant for survival of those close to power.

The respect for Elders is nothing new. It has been cited time and again just for the sake of reminding the youth to be mum while matters descend into the abyss. It may have been appropriate in the past however, in the new brave world, the youth should dare to bring its energy and prowess to the fore to help solve the current predicament the country faces. Read the rest of this entry »


Revitalisation of President’s Incentive Remark Debate: A Note to Nephew David Mayen Dengdit

By Hon Arop Madut Arop, Oxford, UK

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Hon Arop Madut Arop is the current MP for Abyei in Juba and author of three classic books, namely: Sudan Painful Road to Peace, a full story of the founding and development of SPLM/SPLA (2006); The Genesis of political consciousness in South Sudan (2012), and The Ngok Dinka of Abyei in Historical Perspective (2018).

Saturday, 19 May 2018 (PW) — Before I respond to the comments made by my dear nephew Hon David Mayen Dengdit, on my article, I would like to thank him first for his well thought comments on my article. Secondly, I am sorry to state that the sub-article intended as food for thought was supposed to be a separate well intentioned article from an experienced elder who has had experiences for decades to younger generations, if only they were eager to learn more. The sub article should have therefore been treated as a separate article and hopefully, would have not been taken out of context.

As an educationist, my intention has all along been that I should share my experiences with the youths by way of educating them. But as education is believed to be a slow process, I am also aware that it will take time before our youths can appreciate the knowledge given to them by their experienced elders. At this juncture, I am reminded of my previous studies of pedagogy the science of teaching which is explained here below.

Experienced has shown that when a trained teacher enters the classroom, he immediately sees, in front of him, five categories of students he has to prepare for life. Category one is composed of trouble-shooters who would obstruct whatever a teacher would want to teach; giving a lesson (ten per cent). Category number two is composed of obstinate lot who will cost the teacher much time and energies to bring them on line with his colleagues in the classroom and to convince them to cooperate (ten per cent). The third category of students consists of opportunists who would cooperate if they are praised and given full marks in the exams. Read the rest of this entry »


Press Release: A Position Paper of The Free Citizens Red Flag League (FCRFL) on the IGAD Revitalization Talks- Addis Ababa (May 17-21, 2018)

Logo of The Free Citizens Red Flag League

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (PW) — Since South Sudan’s civil war started in December 2013, those who have been made to pay a hefty price are the millions of citizens who have fled their homes, been raped and killed by known gunmen, succumbed to war related malnutrition and disease in swamps and villages across the country and in UN concentration camps known as Protection of Civilians Cites (PoCs), and trapped in insulting conditions in refugee camps across the region.

Many of the so called political leaders who willfully triggered this humanitarian tragedy have since enjoyed greater access to the country’s oil wealth than any time before the war, a privilege they are determined to maintain. Instead of using a portion of oil proceeds to recollect the pieces of a shattered economy, much of the money has been recycled in financing a brutal war machine which is being directed more against civilians than against armed combatants. Read the rest of this entry »


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

Traffic police in Bor, Solomon Mabior Ruar

Jonglei state Director of traffic police Col Solomon Mabior Ruar on fouth independence day picture by Mach Samuel

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (PW) — Openly and without hesitation the general public welcome and salutes the Ministry of Interior and other security sectors for the historical Conference that is being held in the Capital Juba from 17/05/2018 to 20/05/2018 under the Theme “Building trust between the police and the public”

Juba residents are dead scare of night robberies, killings and humiliations under the brutal hands of thugs and heartless criminals who scoffs firm devotion from the security operators.

With utmost expectations and bank on the SSNPS Conference that kicked off a day after South Sudan historical day of 16 May under supervision of the Minster of Interior Hon. Michael Chanjiek and H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and the Supreme Commander of all the Armed Forces as guest of honour hopefully the perforated hearts of Juba populace will be greased. Read the rest of this entry »

You have it all – Dedicated to Chol Ajak

Posted: May 19, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Constant's Dc, Junub Sudan, Poems.

By Constant DC, Perth, Australia

“Meek,

Kind

Honest

Chol Ajak,

You have it all

You are the Solomon

of this age,

And a Samson of thoughts,

A daring soul

You can’t get whole

Chol Ajak!

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JMEC CHAIRMAN: “THE ONLY OFFENSIVE SOUTH SUDAN NEEDS RIGHT NOW IS A PEACE OFFENSIVE.”

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (PW) — The High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) provides best and timely opportunity to end the “catastrophe that befell the people of South Sudan”, the Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), has said.

Speaking during the opening of the continuation of the Second Phase of the HLRF in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, H.E. Festus Mogae said,

“You are at a critical juncture. This forum (HLRF) provides the best and timely opportunity for you all, to collectively decide and bring the catastrophe that has befallen your people to an end.”

“There comes a time in life, where nothing else should matter more, than to do what is right. I believe the time is now, for all patriots of South Sudan, to rise to the occasion. Read the rest of this entry »


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Image  —  Posted: May 19, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in HLRF, Junub Sudan


CEPO Press Release: The Intra-South Sudanese Dialogue at the IGAD’s High Level Revitalization Forum of the Peace Process in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Yakani of CEPO

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (PW) — The intra-South Sudanese dialogue yesterday when on nicely. The intra-South Sudanese dialogue was administered in three committees approach. First committee on governance handling the outstanding five issues on governance; second committee on Security handling the security five outstanding issues and the third committee on Trusts and Confidence-building handling matters of mistrust and lack of confidence.

The three committees all made progress on their issues. Compromises were able to be realized on at 1 to 2 issues of out the outstanding issues per committee and change of attitudes among the parties is developing. The chance of the intra-South Sudanese dialogue breaking some of the deadlocks is high. Although still there was the hard position from the parties on some matters. At least demonstration of positive attitudes for peace was observed. Intra-South Sudanese dialogue is a good approach for complementing the HLRF.

CEPO Remarks:

Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO says that “at least senses of the parties are taking responsibility for delivering peace and changing attitudes was observed. This is not little progress but a good indicator that South Sudanese are now taking responsibility for delivering peace. We have been calling for an approach to trust and confidence building for the three years. At least now we have seen it being applied for managing the expectation of the parties and building positive attitudes for peacemaking. Today, the intra-South Sudanese dialogue will continue with the three committees.”

The Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) is a non-profit, civil society, South Sudanese organization, registered by the Ministry of Justice on 17th November 2010. The organization was initially formed in Khartoum in 1999 and consisted of mostly University students, but its scope broadened after it was established in Juba, Southern Sudan as a separate entity. Presently, CEPO is engaged in the areas of Peace and conflict mitigation, human rights, rule of law, livelihood, governance and democratic transformation. MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of CEPO.

The opinion expressed here is solely the view of the writer. The veracity of any claim made is the responsibility of the author, not PaanLuel Wël Media (PW) website. If you want to submit an opinion article, commentary or news analysis, please email it to paanluel2011@gmail.com. PaanLuel Wël Media (PW) website do reserve the right to edit or reject material before publication. Please include your full name, a short biography, email address, city and the country you are writing from.


By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

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Friday, May 18, 2018 (PW) — It is now thirty five years after the SPLM/A started the War against Khartoum in 1983. The war was not an easier one as it had led to the death of about two million people. Despite of those massive deaths which left many people dead, more orphans and widows and widowers, South Sudanese did not give up.

They were all united in peace and harmony against the Arabs. What made them to remain determine and fought to the end was the hope of the new place, the new country and the birth of the new people.

With that spirit of unity and determination based on the right to self-determination, the death of many did not deter many and the death of led to the history of South Sudan which is now sealed with the blood of many.

Indeed, the people fought as if they were hoping to go to heaven. If South Sudanese were all Christians, I would have concluded that they were fighting to go to heaven as they are ambassadors of Christ on earth. Read the rest of this entry »


By Apioth Mayom Apioth, WA, USA

farm in Bor, Jonglei state

Abel Majur Leek’s farm in Mareng, Bor, Jonglei state

Friday, May 18, 2018 (PW) — There are no better quotes that capture the current dire political arena in South Sudan than the following two excerpts: “Where you are roasting your sweet potato is also the place where the devil is also roasting its sweet potato of destruction” (African proverb), and “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap” (Napoleon Bonaparte). The late famed singer Nyankol Mathiang sang of how God brought us John Garang so he would strategically align us with the dream of having our land (Canaan=South Sudan) from the shackles of persecution in the not so united Sudan.

In the SPLA bush war, serendipity brought us John Garang and the devil also brought us Salva Kiir Mayarkor. We would go on and spent 21 challenging and trying years with the supposedly anointed and visionless Joshua(Kiir Mayar), not knowing that he would one day lead us into the war of destruction. His latest outburst was how he went ahead and freed the former SPLA detainees (the leaders) from imprisonment in Juba to an exiled political safety in Nairobi. To Kiir, he still regrets setting them free when he should have snatched the last breath out of them while he was at it.

This recent accusation led Ajak Deng Chiengkou of SBS Radio to have wondered as to why he would rather commit such a treasonous crime. This is one area where Dr. John Garang was way ahead of his peers when it came to matters concerning futuristic and shrewd strategic planning in sowing seeds that will bring the bountiful harvest in the not so distant future. The reason why John Garang always made sure that the Lost Boys of Sudan (who were also the core of the Red Army of New Sudan) were so often ferried to safety and properly trained and disciplined in soldiering and education was because in case the SPLA bush war dragged on and on for quite some time, then this newer crop of highly militarized generation of soldiers would take over from the former generation, and keep the flag hoisted high. Read the rest of this entry »


For Nuer, Dinka and Shilluk, there is No equal employment opportunities with National and International NGOs operating in South Sudan as most job opportunities are monopolized by the Equatorians

By Simon Buzada Gach, Juba, South Sudan

corruption

Aid Agencies’ bosses: They come in as commons and get out as royals

Friday, May 18, 2018 (PW) — South Sudan gained its own independence from North Sudan on 9 July 2011 as the result of 2005 peace agreement inked in Kenya which ended the 21 years of running the civil war in the country. Most of the citizens had decided to vote for separation on referendum days and the younger country was recognized and declares, internationally as separated State listed to other Africa countries.

In early 2013, political disputes happened within political elites or leaders of the ruling party, which displace most of citizens in the country as the result of their disagreement. Most of the citizens had left the country for neighboring countries mainly Uganda and Kenya for seeking an international protection.

Interventions of INGOs and National NGOs to an areas affected by the civil war

Some of international NGOs response to helps vulnerable population with food items and none food items,  when the civil war erupted in the country, particularly  in Upper Nile and Equatoria, where the citizens were displaced from their villages by both armed forces on the ground. As the result of fighting which going on in the country since 2013. Donors donated monies through INGOs and indigenous NGOs by helping the suffering populations affected by civil war in the country. Read the rest of this entry »


The SPLM/A-IO Tone at HLRF in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Must Change Now that the TGONU has expired on May 17, 2018

By Hon. Gen. Nathaniel Pierino, Addiss Ababa, Ethiopia

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The author, Hon. Oyet Nathaniel Pierino, is a senior and founding member of SPLM-IO and the current SPLM-IO governor of Imatong State

Friday, May 18, 2018 (PW) — The timeframe within the agreement elapsed yesterday on the 17th May, 2018; it was a pre transitional period  of 03 months (90 days; 17th August, 2015-17th November, 2015) proceeded by a transitional period of 30 months (2 years and 6 months; November 17th, 2015-May 17, 2018.

During this tenure of (33 months of the life) the agreement, peace program in the chapters of the agreements were to be implemented, particularly;

  1. Incorporates the agreement into the constitution or laws of South Sudan; by repealing, reviewing, enacting new laws particularly; Acts and statutes on SPLA, Police, National security, Wild life, Fire Brigade etc; remove state of emergency; release all political prisoners, prisoners of conscience; prisoners of war etc; all these didn’t take place; the agreement itself remained on pieces of papers;

  1. Established the TGNU and implementation institutions made up of parties who signed the agreement, in the beginning this did happened April, 2016; but in July 8th, 2016; Salva Kiir abrogated the agreement that was not yet incorporated into law of South Sudan by attacking SPLMAIO and other stakeholders; the National Alliance, The SPLM’s Leaders and exiled most of them and created what is called estranged groups. The agreement therefore collapsed at this point. Salva Kiir, notwithstanding this negative development continued to say the peace had not collapsed, he was implementing the peace agreement with parties and persons of his choosing; General Taban Deng Gai was picked to replace Dr. Riek as the First Vice President; Hon. Onyoti Adigo replaced Dr. Lam Akol as minister of Agriculture; etc and similar acts were done to replace persons deployed in the implementation institutions except HE. Festos Mogae head of Join Monitoring and Evaluation Commission who happened to be a foreigner.

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CEPO Press Release: The Intra-South Sudanese Dialogue at the IGAD’s High Level Revitalization Forum of the Peace Process in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Edmund Yakani

MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), a Juba-based South Sudanese civil society organization.

Friday, May 18, 2018 (PW) — The parties and stakeholders selected representatives for framing the inter-south Sudanese consultations methodology, facilitators, and Agenda. The parties selected 2 delegates and the stakeholders selected one delegate. The team of the delegates has a consultation and agreed on the moderation of the intra-South Sudanese Consultations. The faith Based leaders were tasked to moderate and lead the Secretariat for the consultations. Further, the delegates agreed that the intra-South Sudanese consultations will focus on finding solutions on the outstanding between the parties on chapter 1 and 2, Strength building of trust and confidence among the parties.

After the official opening of the HLRF, then those faith-based leaders brief the audience of the HLRF hall. The faith-based leaders urged for more time to be given to them for engaging the parties for compromise and seeking solutions for the outstanding issues. After the briefing of the HLRF hall, then IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan Ambassador Ismail Wise then inform the hall that they have agreed as IGAD to give the faith-based leaders more time for engaging on intra-South Sudanese consultations on 18th May 2018 in the morning hours. Read the rest of this entry »


By Peter Mabior Ajak, Melbourne, Australia

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 (PW) — This analysis is for distraction within Team Jonglei at the recent inter-communal wrestling in Juba. ‘Tumor’ refers to issues that split Team Jonglei.

Keyboard warfare, Facebook Lives’ shelling, coupled with songs and lack of maturity is a cancerous tumor responsible for wrestling shenanigan within Team Jonglei. If you’re not appalled by the way in which issues within Team Jonglei are handled, and the state it is dissented to, then we seriously reach problem-solving crises.

Leadership is a beautiful thing. It is in every leader to do what is right and beneficial to the people you lead, in return help the people you work with and outcomes you would like to achieve. It is not always on how it is supposed to be because dishonesty in the form of disrespect and dysfunctional in the leadership of the organizing committee is a tumor that is responsible for Team Jonglei defeat. Read the rest of this entry »


By Majok Arol Dhieu, Greater Lakes State, South Sudan

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Friday, May 18, 2018 (PW) — Let me make you burn the candle at both ends, I know you’re tired because you just came back from lectures, work, gossips, evening prayers and double-edged politics. Just add this burden. You are aided with glossary at the end for idioms used in this piece.

One cloudy and dark night, Mr. Jackson sat at the fireplace with his fiancée. The beautiful dish at dinner had been croquettes, made of swede greens with some fried fritters added, and placed beside them. Mr. Jackson, the young manservant of Peter—–the Secretary of Traders Union who is very friendly to the Managing Director of the Cronic Farm.

Jackson in his outgrown uniform and unpolished black sandals take the opportunity to remind his fiancée, kindly and thoughtfully that Mr. David—— the Managing Director of the Cronic Farm will reshuffle his Senior Management Team tonight and that he had applied for the position of Shepherd Boy in the Eastern part of the Farm. He confidently promised his fiancée that if his application is considered, there will be a material change in his circumstances, and that they will lay unbreakable foundation together.

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By Mayak Deng Aruei, California, USA

unity

May peace and reconciliation prevail in South Sudan!!

Friday, May 18, 2018 (PW) — “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” Martin Luther King proclaimed. Having just concluded the SPLM/SPLA’s historic Day-May 16, I would like to encourage South Sudanese to reconnect with their past, recall the many wars they fought against the colonial powers, and against the successive Sudanese governments. The quest for independent South Sudan dated back to 1947, but the liberation struggle that started in 1983 gave birth to the nation called South Sudan. Freedom as it was the basis for five decades struggle cannot be realized until peace is every citizen’s Motto.

For record, war destroys good conscience, bankrupt countries, and corrupts the intelligentsias. In South Sudan, culture of revenge, vicious cycles of violence and cattle-rustling have contributed to political intolerance across the country. The nation’s founding principles have been suppressed; freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, justice and equality. Fear of unknowns, aided by deliberate obstruction of democratic governance has undermined South Sudanese collective efforts. Take your time and read the article in its entirety.   Read the rest of this entry »