Will Jonglei ranks top in SSCSE this year?

Posted: December 3, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Mach Samuel Peter

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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December 3, 2016 (SSB) — We are in doubt either Jonglei state students will lead this year in South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Examinations given the fact that our teachers of both primary and secondary schools have been on strike for the last

11 teachers have been terminated and 30 others remain in jailed accused of snatching the timetable from the examination centers, threatening the government and unlawful strike that went on for two months.

Despite being the most affected state during the past few years of South Sudan crisis it was ranked the best in 2015/2016 South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Examination (SSCSE) SSCSE.

Their feeding remains in question and their release is questionable because the law will take it cost. Besides their imprisonment, the teachers want to hold the person who issued the warrant of arrest accountable. Our children examination on December , 2016 seems to be great doubt.

We call upon our government to resolve the issue of teachers immediately so as not to affect our children’s performances in South Sudan Certificate of Secondary Examinations and Jonglei state Certificate of Primary Education.

I wonder who should be held accountable if the children fail to perform better this year.

Mach Samuel is reachable via machsamuelpeter@gmail.com

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By Majak Kuany Alier, Juba, South Sudan

“We work with the people not out of pity, but out of respect for their potential for growth and development, both as individuals and as communities,” Jimmy Yen.

With due respect and integral rights of every citizen to access and impart information as enshrined in the Transitional National Constitution, 2011, I write to response to article published on facebook wall of Uncle Aldo Ajou. Before I get into details let me acknowledge that Uncle Aldo Ajou made efforts to shine within our society in many other situations, however, he missed the point in his recent post. Anthropology educates us that every community has people who by accident, experience, or training can provide the most complete or useful information about particular aspects of life. Unfortunately, Uncle Ajou missed that concept.

His assertions serves to deepen divisive politics unsurprisingly characterizes JCE. I need not to say that the JCE posits do no good to the nation, thus it should not be given room to perpetuate to the detrimental of our society. One of the posterity’s expectations is that our energy should gear toward undoing knots tied by JCE to sustain mediocre leadership that has failed to sustain hopes of independence, or bolstering international efforts to reconcile the broken nation. It is sad, that the opposite is true propagated by his group (JCE).

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The suspension of Justice Reuben Madol Arol by the President is contrary to the law and it goes to the heart of judicial independence in South Sudan

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

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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.

December 1, 2016 (SSB) — Since the suspension of Justice Reuben Madol Arol in 2015, I have been trying to term with the reality as I was still thinking that the President and his advisors would realize that the suspension was done contrary to the Constitution of South Sudan. However, it has now become crystal clear that the President is not taking step to correct the error of administrative decision that was made to suspend Justice Madol.

What is done to Justice Madol is painful and shows the devoid of proper understanding of law by the president and his advisors by the time he issued the order suspending him. As I have pointed out in the above paragraph, Justice Madol was suspended contrary to the law. Why it is contrary to the law as shall be explained later in the last part of this work is because he was exercising his independence as Justice of the Supreme Court.

The independence of judges or justice is protected under the Constitution of South Sudan in Article 125 of THE TRANSITIONAL CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN, 2011, which provides—
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South Sudan a Broken Nation: Witnessing painful disintegration in hands of unwise elders: A case of Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey  

By Ayuen Akuot Atem de Mayen  

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December 1, 2016 (SSB) — As a proud Citizen in the identity of South Sudan sincerely I am deeply lament  and upset by the sorrow and helpless watching and witnessing the dejected disintegration of South Sudan into autonomous region, ethnicity  and tribal politic in the hands of irresponsible and imprudent regional elders engulfed in wolf skin of Jieng council of elders. A case of Aldo Ajou Deng-Akuey. The former diehard of NCP and the master minder of tribal and ethnic mole in South Sudanese politic.

Earlier This week a member of Jieng Council of elders Mr. Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey, wrote an opinion article published by PaanLuel Wel titled “Education in our political history”.  In his opinion the self claimed regional elder blamed the ongoing political hot spring and disintegration of South Sudan into several  autonomous  and indeed his failed man-made project of 2015  December crisis  on innocent retried politician and exiled leaders,  individual personalities, political elites, youth which he described as a Dinka of Jonglei.

Allow me my dear cheerlessness countrymen and women who are totally grief by the anguish sorrow of a broken nation; to humbly responses to the numerous intended political accusation, allegations and regional propaganda of name calling, political scape-goating labeled against Dinka Jonglei in context of his opinion he was referring to the (ethnic Bor Dinka of eastern bank of river Nile) and their historical leaders and political icons by the so called elder who hailed from Bar el Gazal equitably Mr Aldo is the appointed parliamentarian representing  Northern Bar el Gazal in the lower house of council of state and also a member of Jieng council of elders.

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By Thon Atem Ayiei, Juba, South Sudan

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December 1, 2016 (SSB) — Around the globe there are many different ranks in the army. The ranks that a person obtained, depends on different aspects. For those who have recently enlisted in the army and didn’t receive any military training, the opportunity to command others becomes helter-skelter pretention.

In fact, the true and professional way of entering into the army, must take into accounts rules of engagement, usually you get trained as Privates and continue with systematic ranking based on your performances. The top rank in the army is a General however, only a few officers can manage to reach that level of the rank considering the global ranking systems and in some parts of the world, it is myriad.

The exact ranking that an enlisted person receives is usually based on the number of years they have served, on any promotions that they have obtained, as well as any college hours that they have completed. The more years served, the more promotions that a person has, and the more college hours that they have completed will of course contribute towards a higher ranking.

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Who is this Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey?

Posted: December 1, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Kiir Agou, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Job Kiir Garang (Kiir-Agou), Edmonton, Canada

December 1, 2016 (SSB) —- Hello folks, I would like to apologize to all patriots of Northern Barghazal, Gogrial and Twic Mayardit who deserve to be treated better due to their sacrifice during struggle. My message is going to uncle slave trader known as by name Aldo Ajou Deng Kuei, a man with shameful history who should not be allowed to talk about South Sudan affairs since he is an Arab in heart.

To begin with who is Deng Kuei, Ajou’s father?  He is a former slave trader who collaborated with the Mahdists and Sultan Ali Dinar of Darfur in joint human trade enterprise that devastated the Dinka Malual, Twi and Ngok of Abyei in early 17th Century. The same inhumane heart was inherited by his son Aldo Ajou Deng Akuei who perfected the vice to new level. Your sins commenced with collusion in murdering Uncle Deng Nhial when you cooperated with enemy for Deng Nhial to be murdered and you forgot Deng’s credit when he picked you up in grade 10 in Rumbek to contest Abiem Centre parliamentary seat.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan

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A school boy attending celebration of African child day picture by Mach Samuel.JPG

December 1, 2016 (SSB) —- The ministry of education through a board of directors has terminated 11 teachers and ordered for 23 more to appear before the court in a couple of days with ministry’s legal advisor. The director general said the police will investigate the teachers. He is also not sure of how long the teachers will be in cell.

The arrested 23 teachers are accused of snatching the timetable from the examination centers across the schools, threatening the government with plan B which is not clear to date, lack of ethics of teaching profession by this group of teachers and unlawful strike that went on for two months.

On the 4th of October 11 teachers were terminated for leading a strike demanding that salary increment be effective in February 2016 salary and paid in arrears, permanent appointment, promotion of teachers who have been in one grade for 15 years and over, payment of phase two and phase three effective 25th July 2016 salaries and inclusion of both cost of living and computer allowances.

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STATEMENT BY H.E. FESTUS G. MOGAE CHAIRPERSON OF JMEC TO THE HALF-DAY LONG PEACE BUILDING WORKSHOP CONVENED BY THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, 30 November, 2016, JUBA

H.E. James Wani Igga, The Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan;

Honorable Ministers;

Honorable Ambassadors;

Professor Nega Abraham,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen;

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

  1. I want to commend the conveners of this workshop for bringing together H.E., the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, key Ministers, international partners and international academics to discuss the impact of peace on economic progress.

  1. The theme of this workshop is what the comprehensive peace agreement is all about—building institutions for sustainable security in the country as well as building institutions for effective management of the economy and public finances.

  1. South Sudan is in the throes of a deep economic crisis, the roots of which lie in a protracted war and previously poor fiscal and economic management. The economic situation interacts directly with the security situation. Security is a pre-requisite for a stable economy which in turn is a prerequisite for peace, development and prosperity. For any economic progress to occur, the security situation must be stabilized.

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Anarchy of thoughts

Posted: November 30, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Contributing Writers

By Yach Atiop Yach, Juba, South Sudan

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November 30, 2016 (SSB) — After a long and clumsy day at work, one word came to my mind and thus it made me admired it to conclude the day. I or you might have read or used this term many time ever before or will use it in future, the term Anarchy. The results one find always if one tries to understand the meaning of it. One finds that it refers to general lawlessness, disorder, especially when thoughts to result from an absence or failures of government, or the absence of any guiding or uniting principle, chaos and etc.

If you describe a situation as anarchy, you mean that nobody seems to be paying any attention to rules or laws. And this is why one finds to understand why your thoughts can be an anarchy to you and others. This part is the main core of my admiration. It is true, we in our many squatters are lacking guiding principles that are currently causing our anarchies of thoughts. The essence of our thoughts is that we should evaluate how they would bring fundamental leverages in positive ways than negative ways. As most of us are swinging to the past, at present and likely to continue in decades to come.

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The UN successive failure in Africa

Posted: November 30, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Contributing Writers

Ms. Katherine Almquist Knopf calls for placement of South Sudan under UN/AU trusteeship for Ten to Fifteen years

By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba South Sudan

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November 30, 2016 (SSB) —- The United Nations charter states that it was founded, in part, to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”. In 2000, after a series of egregious failures in 1990s, the UN ordered a comprehensive review of its own peacekeeping operations. The Brahimi report, named after the panel chairman Lakhdar Brahimi from Algeria concluded that, United Nations has repeatedly failed to meet the challenges. The same today is true with what UNMISS did in South Sudan since it stepped in the country before independence.

The UNMISS miserably failed to adhere to its mandate as enshrined. The UN body which was mandated to keep peace and protect civilians when deemed appropriate turned to be a third force fighting the constitutionally elected government. It is beyond reasonable doubt that UNMISS have played a big role in the crisis that South Sudan is currently undergoing. The subsequence military confrontations between government forces and opposition forces demonstrated clearly the evil plan of some UNMISS forces towards the government and the people of South Sudan.

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Poetry “a road with two ends”

Posted: November 30, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Poems.

By Riak Marial Riak, Juba, South Sudan

November 30, 2016 (SSB) —- If you love the blow of the wind then call me a fool
For I have seen many directions the wind blows.

But one to my direction always tease
To throw you in a pool of chance or wrestle for peace.

I have eaten all that I desire
But neither of you have shown the interest to retire.

This song has a rhyme you will live seeking
Because it matters a lot when you give in.

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By Kur Wel Kur, Adelaide, Australia.

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November 30, 2016 (SSB) —- Wisdom is a God-given blessing to people who beg God for it. According to the Bible, those who resist the temptation of our materialistic world, those who turn away from precious stones, money and any other type of power, enjoy propagating their wisdom through their words. King Solomon of the Bible asked God for wisdom; so God told him:

“Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honour, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king,12 therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”

So, Solomon became the greatest king because God gave him wisdom; and he solved many complicated cases, the famous being the case of two mothers over one infant. He wrote the Proverbs, Songs of the Songs, and Ecclesiastes; all are included in the Bible.

However, critics question the authenticity of these books being written by King Solomon himself; some theologians consider the portion of these wise words to have come from other writers who lived in the times of King Solomon. These theologians believe that King Solomon might had borrowed the best works of those writers and included them in his own works; or those best thinkers donated their best ideas to King Solomon in order for their works to enjoy the immortality, or for their ideas to float in eternity on this planet along with the King’s works

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By Maketh Aciek, Kampala Uganda

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In tatters, South Sudan on the fifth anniversary of the Independent Day

November 30, 2016 (SSB) —- The disease called negative ethnicity has been the permanent address of Jieng council of elders since the genesis of conflict in December 2013. We are all aware of this disease since we are all its victims to varying degrees.

When I read the article authored by Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey today, I realized that the negative ethnicity has a nasty symptoms. It causes educated and matured man to say the unthinkable; It reduces its victim’s brain to the stage that no rational thinking is possible. So sad the educated and an elder is reduced by the effect of this phenomenon to a muttering abusive epithet.

The author wish to remind Ajou and JCE of elders that this thing call tribe in which they dwell in largely is no longer the driving force of modern society. In old days  when life depend on soil, rivers and pastures, the tribe help secure those resources. It give you security and keep you fed; so you were right to put your community above any other communities.

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By Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, Juba, South Sudan

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November 29, 2016 (SSB) — Devaluation of our currency is really devastating. We are all being affected as citizens of South Sudan by this issue. I am addressing this issue as we have come up with remedies to put it to a stop or say solutions to restore back the valuable currency we once had. This is a major thing that is contributing to our economy downfall. My people your government is working on it. Be hopeful my people, we are going through this together and the government will end it.

A strong currency means a strong economy hence a better life for the citizens of that particular country. It won’t take half a year before our currency bounces back to its original value. We are going to work seriously on our currency revaluation. We are going to adopt a type of fixed-exchange-rate monetary arrangement also known as currency board. The main objective of the currency board will be to exchange our currency for the anchor currency at a fixed rate-exercising no discretionary money system.

Changing our currency will not be a good idea otherwise it would have been an option. We treasure our currency and we want to bring back its original value without failure. The rate of depreciation of our currency against the US currency since we attained independence has been at an usually fast pace and this has been of our concern. Nothing is accomplished without a process so I am telling you that we have already started working on how to restore our currency value.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

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November 29, 2016 (SSB) — Currencies dealers and their associates had put their big mouths deep into the country monetary pot and have gulp down as much as they can and are left with nothing for tomorrow. While they were busy erecting up umbrellas of victimization under the intensive heat of Juba City, our once valuable currency has terribly been soaked under the exchanging hands of the crafty umbrella boys.

After an abuse and exploitation of the country currency by the outlawed money dealers, the currency has disappeared into unknown crack hole through the black money pot of the infamous Currencies dealers. Without being spared by their careless dealing the umbrella boys are becoming the sacrificial lambs of their own blooper.

Though majority of the Umbrella boys have never attended formal education, their practical knowledge on Petr-dollar and how fuel can be converted into dollar have propelled them to change gear of their trade and have shifted their business to Roadside Bottle Petrol Stations along the major roadsides in Juba and other big cities of South Sudan, this illegal fuel dealing has been distressing  the entire population of Juba City, the drivers of public buses and tank water suppliers have aggressively join the club of cheating without sympathy.

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By Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey, Juba, South Sudan

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November 29, 2016 (SSB) —- Jieng (Dinka) Council of Elders, JCE: “We tried to tell the truth and state facts surrounding war in South Sudan and, tried to explain off the rogues’ accusations and charges, but the brains of our enemies are blocked: “not allowed!”

JCE has been the waste basket of unverified stories, fabricated propaganda and evil-minding lies, that the Jieng Elders planned, implemented and fuelled the war of 15 December 2013. Some went as far as saying that JCE are the hardliners and against peaceful settlement of the conflict. Some of them concentrated on the disinformation that the Elders are the ones running the Government, not President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

We identified and evidentially tried to verify the stories to find that they are only intended, divisive propagandists advertisements. We expect the manufacturers to be hiding within the midsts of former members of the Sudan Communist party, under the skins of the FDs and SPLM IO. By extensions, some SPLA Generals (RTD), who failed to stop the coup and army soldiers desertions to rebellion, in December 2013, have guts to full mouth blame the JCE.

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By Ruth Feeney, Juba, South Sudan

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CTSAMM

November 29, 2016, a CTSAMM Monitoring and Verification Team (MVT), were denied freedom of movement while trying to reach Yei to conduct an assessment of the area and carry out its mandated activities. The CTSAMM followed due process and notified the authorities, including the Joint Military Ceasefire Commission, on November 1st of their intention to travel to the area and had received assurances that access would be granted. However when the MVT began their journey from Juba this morning they were stopped at a check point on the outskirts of the city and told they would not be allowed pass beyond that point.

The CTSAMM would like to stress that it is an impartial, neutral body committed to pursuing its mandate to monitor the implementation of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) as laid out in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS). The CTSAMM regards this task as an integral part of restoring peace and stability in South Sudan and in turn, help bring an end to the long suffering of the people.

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By Abel Majur Leek, Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan

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November 29 2016 (SSB) —- It is generally agreed that the wealthiest continent in the world is Africa but the same continent harbors the poorest people that have to beg for sustenance with their children on television. The irony lays with the wealth Africa gives away in exchange for finished products and services coming from outside. That is, trading gold for mirrors.

We need to compare what progress we made when we had foreign exchange control and what rotten goods we buy since it was lifted. It cannot all be the fault of our leaders alone since they are a manifestation of the greed and corruption in our communities. But all we do is passing blame to leaders as if they are not pandering to our praises, accommodations and indulgence. No matter what we say at beer parlors, they have not change. It is what we practice and hold them up to. We all look up to foreign currencies, but only a few can afford them.

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By Greater Bor Community Youth Association(GBC), USA

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November 29, 2016 (SSB) — We members of Greater Bor Community in the United States of America,

ENCOURAGED by the great need for our people to foster harmonious living in order for us to care for each other during these difficult times;

MINDFUL of our sacred responsibility to preserve and perfect the union that was started long before our forefathers and that ought to be kept and passed on to the next generations of our people in a more perfected form;

RECALLING our shared values, cultures and destiny as people who face hardships and difficulties together and whose strength is our unity;

BELIEVING that we rise and come back stronger from our turf times and that we perfect our union when we focus on what unites us rather than what divides us;

CONGNIZANT of the fact that we are at our greatest when we maximize our strengths, pursue our opportunities, turn our weaknesses into strengths and work to minimize our threats;

PROUD of our wise population guided by a rich history that is full of wisdoms and common heritage;

HUMBLED by the fact that our forefathers (both traditional and political leaders—Deng Malual, Ajang Duot, Maciek Deng, Justice. Abel Alier and Dr. John Garang etc) have given us a dignified and respected community to which we all have a responsibility to see it lives on for next generations of our people regardless of the challenges we face, we are here to say thank you all our beloved community members for your support for the last two months since Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Students’ Youth chairman elected in Eldoret Kenya

Posted: November 29, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

By Emmanuel Malual Makuach, Eldoret  Kenya

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Thousands of south Sudanese students from colleges and universities in North Rift and western regions of Kenya have elected their new chairperson. The election was highly contested from students of universities and colleges aiming to bring youth especially the students of South Sudan together.

South Sudanese students currently studying in North Rift region have elected anew chairperson for the association in addition to other post holders,

Daniel Makur Nhial from university of Eldoret was elected as the association new chairperson defeating John Deng Atem of Moi University with 66 votes to 39.

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