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The Panaruu Dinka Press Release Condemnation on Jau and Yida.

Posted: December 13, 2011 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

We, the Panaruu Community in Diaspora are vehemently saddened and outraged by the sequential tragic incidences and unfolding affairs in the nascent state of South Sudan. As the indigenous natives and community of Panaruu Dinka in Diaspora, we categorically condemn the following sequences of tragic events in Ruweng/Panrieng County:
1.     The provocative military-aggression and incursion on our ancestral land of Lake Jau.
2.     The recent aerial bombardment of the Yida town in Ruweng/Panrieng County.
3.     The defiant and malicious annexation and occupation of Heglig and Karasana by SAF.
4.     The habitual deception on the comprehensive implementation of border demarcation.
5.     The inactiveness and passiveness of the South Sudan administration to act swiftly and vigilantly in the defense of the South Sudan territorial integrity and sovereignty.
6.     The monetary appeasement policy initiated and formulated by the SPLM as a financial compensation in exchange for Abyei plebiscite and oil fields.  This feasible policy is flawed and fallible to political concession and defeat in negotiation and it strengthens, embolden, benefit, and bolster the enemy to justify its polity. It is an appalling fallacy.
The Aerial Bombardment of Yida and Invasion of Lake Jau.
As Panaruu/Ruweng Dinka worldwide, we are in mutual solidarity and cooperative spirit of loyalty and patriotism to have taken this momentary opportunity to bring it to the general attention of the South Sudanese public and the international community that we are unprecedentedly outraged, astounded/dismayed, and stunned by the recent aerial bombardment of the Yida and concurrent intrusion on Lake Jau area by the Sudan Armed Forces. We would like to make it clear to the general public that Yida is an administrative payam town to the clan of Diar in Ruweng/Panrieng County.
It is the current town that is hosting the influx of the 20,000 Nubian refugees. The heinous bombardment inflicted upon this native town of Yida by the SAF did not only maim and killed the Nubian refugees; it has also inflicted casualties on the indigenous civil population of Diar clan and inhabitants from the neighboring villages. We acknowledge that both natives of Diar clan and Nubian refugees have all suffered indiscriminately in the recent aerial bombardment by Sudan Armed Forces.
Secondly, Lake Jau is also an area to the North of the Yida town. It is also an indigenous area of the Dinka Panaruu/Ruweng people. Lake Jau is a swampy area and natural Lake well-known to all the inhabitants of the Panyang County in Ruweng, Unity State. It has no historical, cultural, and geographical connectivity to the North Sudan to be claimed. Ancestrally speaking, both Jau and Yida fall under the administrative category of the Panyang County. Lake Jau and Yida have never been parts of the North Sudan and they will never be ones in the near future under the watch of the Ruweng people and South Sudan government.
Therefore, we categorically dismiss the wishful claim and assertion by the NCP of fabricating and falsifying Lake Jau as part of the North Sudan. We believe this was the political falsification/fabrication meant to confuse and excuse their violent violation of the sovereignty of South Sudan by the NCP amid the intensive UN testimonial hearing and investigation in New York, US. Thus, we urge the South Sudanese public and the international community to regard and consider Lake Jau and Yida town as ancestral areas of Panaruu Dinka that fall within the 1956 border map of South Sudan.
Both Jau and Yida are Dinka lexicons. These areas are not disputed areas, they are God given land to Panaruu Dinka and they are far beyond the border line of the 1956. Alleging Jau, Yida, Heglig/Aliiny, Karasan/Roor de Lou/Kole-elek as “Disputed Areas” by the NCP is a blatant lie.
The illegal and illegitimate annexation/occupation of Heglig and Karasana.
Thirdly, the Panaruu Dinka in Diaspora would also like to bring it to the ubiquitous attention of the International community and South Sudanese at large that the continuous and defiant annexation and occupation of the Heglig and Karasana along the South-North border frontier are also potential dynamic-dilemma that is also likely to explode anytime. Both Heglig and Karasana are indigenous territories of Ruweng/Panaruu Dinka ever since time immemorial. Heglig and Karasan are locally known as Aliiny/Panthou and Roor e Lou/Kol-elek respectively by the indigenous inhabitants of Panaruu/Ruweng. Both Heglig and Karasana are foreign names.
The ancestral names of these towns were converted to Arabic names recently when oil fields were discovered there by Sudan government in 1990s. Heglig and Karasana locally known as Panthou/Aliiny and Kole-lek were respectively converted to Arabic names as a political ploy or secretive-coded conspiracy by the NCP to illegally annex them to North Sudan. As indigenous natives of Ruweng/Panaruu Dinka of Unity state, we reject this systematic robbery and territorial thefts of Ruweng Dinka lands of Heglig and Karasana. Heglig had been built by the NCP as oil industrial refinery and operational oil facilities by the oil operating companies, given its proximity to all oil fields in Unity State.
Heglig and Karasana are never parts of South Kordufan region as it seems to be constantly propagated by the mass media propaganda and the NCP pundits. We reject and dismiss any false claim by the NCP and third party who fabricates and falsifies the ownership of the Heglig and Karasana as parts of North Sudan. Both towns are also parts of the Kuok clan of Panaruu Dinka. Heglig and Karasana towns fall under the Bongki Payam of Kuok Clan with Panyang County as its historic and current administrative county. The Ruweng/Panaruu Dinka had been and will continue to petition and strongly urge the South Sudan government and international community to believe that Heglig and Karasana are never parts of North Sudan and they will never be parts of South Kordufan anytime unless otherwise under the negligence and abandonment by the South Sudan government.
The NCP is maliciously annexing and occupying Heglig and Karasana due to Khartoum national interests in oil fields and the fertility of these Ruweng ancestral swampy areas of Heglig and Karasana.  It is due to the abundant oil reserves and deposits in Ruweng areas that are prompting Omer Al Beshir to continue to perpetuate the military incursion, annexation, and occupation of Ruweng Heglig and Karasana. We therefore urge all the fellow South Sudanese citizens, SPLM, and international communities to bear with the factual truths accorded and accounted for by the Ruweng/Panaruu Dinka of Unity State. This is undisputable fact embedded in ancestral and archaeological evidences and treasures of Panaruu historical and geographical heritage culturally.
The political motive behind the NCP in defiant sabotage and deception in the implementation of the South-North border demarcation is attributed to the illegal annexation and illegitimate occupation of the Heglig and Karasana because these towns fall within the boundary landmark-borderline of South Sudan in accordance to the 1956 colonial map. Therefore, we incessantly call upon South Sudanese and Juba administration to have concrete beliefs undoubtedly that Jau,Heglig, and Karasana are never parts of South Kordufan and must not be allowed to slip off the map of South Sudan under the current, illegal annexation and occupation of Sudan Armed Forces. Juba must acts now on these territorial conflicts by all means necessary to debunk the Khartoum regime’s political rhetoric  over these areas.
The NCP and SPLM Negotiations over the suspicious Abyei concession, Transit fees, National debts and oil facilities.
In addition to all the aforementioned grievances, we would also like to collaboratively redress and condemn the monetary appeasement of NCP by the SPLM in the concurrent negotiations, brokers and mediates by the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Such a feasibility in financial compensation in billion dollars guarantee by the SPLM to the NCP in exchange for the peaceful settlement of Abyei plebiscite, share in the national debt of Sudan , tantamount to the political defeat and concession of the SPLM to the NCP. These ambiguous negotiations are national concerns, thus, this affect the local indigenous natives of the oil producing areas in terms of forceful land grabbing and annexation by the SAF.
Therefore, the South Sudanese citizens and government of South Sudan should understand that we are the owners of Abyei and oil operating facilities, and hence, we do not need at all to appease the NCP in monetary exchange for what is ours territorially and ancestrally. This kind of political appeasement by the SPLM seem like a bribery form of purchasing Abyei and oil facilities from the North Sudan, when in fact we are the indigenous owners of Abyei and that oil facilities and pipelines in Heglig and elsewhere in Sudan were constructed and funded with the oil revenue from South Sudan oil fields. We are the owners of Abyei, oil facilities and pipelines which were constructed in the expenses of South Sudan oil revenues.
The Government of South Sudan must understand that Abyei plebiscite, oil facilities, and pipelines issues are not negotiable because these are our national assets funded through South Sudan oil wealth and North Sudan had not spent any of their national revenues on the oil facilities and pipelines but they built port Sudan and oil facilities using South Sudan resources and wealth. Therefore, the notion that South Sudan should exchange Abyei, oil facilities, and other business assets in billions of dollars transaction, amount to theft, robbery, and extravagant-economic exploitation of South Sudan. This negotiation should not had been initiated in the first place to entice Khartoum regime to free Abyei and our national oil facilities  because it emboldens and bolsters NCP as if it is the legitimate owner of Abyei and oil facilities, which belong to South Sudan.
We also reject the demand of North Sudan government to ask South Sudan government to share in the repayment of the old Sudan debt. Categorically, South Sudan and other marginalized areas of North Sudan are not liable to any repayment of the old Sudan national debt because they had never been parts of the national agreement and the fiscal spending of the old Sudan government debts directly or indirectly in the past and present Sudan. Therefore, any demand of NCP in inciting the regional and international community to urge South Sudan to be the participant in the repayment of the Sudan national debt has nothing to do with South Sudan financially and economically. It is the Khartoum regime in North Sudan that must be solely held accountable to the financial liability of old Sudan national debt and be left alone to repay it to their prospective debtors.
Instead of helping repaying the North Sudan in debt repayment to its creditors, we, the South Sudanese people are indebted to be reimbursed financial reparation by the Khartoum regime because we the marginalized Sudanese including South Sudanese people had never been the beneficiaries/benefactors of the old Sudan national revenues and treasures since the colonial period of the British Condominium. The civil war destructions and million lives lost are also legal justifications for the RSS to reject any NCP demand in the repayment of the Sudan national debt.  All in all, South Sudan deserves monetary reparation from the old Sudan regime let alone the sharing in the equitable repayment of old Sudan national debt. For instance, South Sudan had never been developed in terms of infrastructural facilities to owe Sudan anything financially in terms of national debts.
It is the Khartoum regime that is responsible for its own national debt, given the concentration of all the infrastructural developments in North Sudan in particular. Exclusively, any financial appeasement with North Sudan should be confined to the transit fees. It is legally imperative for South Sudan government to negotiate with NCP over transit fees with the exceptions of the national debt share and what appears suspiciously to be a monetary bribery to concede oil facilities and exchange Abyei plebiscite for billion dollars. This deal is illegal and non-negotiable in our views.
Recommended Resolutions of Panaruu Dinka Press Release Condemnation.
The following are the resolved recommendations that we would like to be rectified and enacted upon by the intended officials of RSS, Unity State, and UNMISS Observers.
1.     We recommend the patriotic and nationalistic total liberation and defense of the Lake Jau and Yida town from the hostile aggression and invasion from the Sudan Armed Forces. We urge that the SPLA not be always in defense mode against SAF, but must be on an oppressive offense versus external aggressor.
2.      It is universally the inherent right of any sovereign nation to defend its natural resources, economic interests, territorial integrity, political independence, and civil populations from any external aggression. Therefore, given the resourcefulness of the Heglig, Karasana, Lake Jau, and Yida as potential agricultural and oil fields, we urge the South Sudan government to liberate it absolutely from the bondage of the SAF military incursion.
3.     We call upon International Community and the UNMISS to protect the civilians from the wanton killings, rape, maiming, aerial bombardment, horrific brutality, and provide the humanitarian assistances to indigenous natives and Nubian refugees currently displaced from the Lake Jau and Yida town respectively. We appeal the UN to mandate no-fly zone in surrounding areas of Yida and provide literal UNMISS security forces to the IDPs.
4.     North Sudan does not deserve any compensation, equally Juba does not need to compensate the Khartoum regime for destroying and enslaving South Sudanese, but to the contrary, it is Sudan that should pays war reparations to the government and people of the Republic of South Sudan.
5.     We utterly urge the National Legislative Assembly and the Presidency of the RSS to speed up the implementation of the border demarcation, total liberation of Heglig/Aliiny, Karasana, and Abyei from the SAF through necessary means possible. We do not believe in those redundant negotiation and diplomacy ongoing between the NCP and SPLM. These are hollow drama meant deceitfully to blackmail the Juba by the Khartoum.  Exclusively, we recommend that the alleged billion dollars budget meant to appease bogus deal with NCP be converted to build infrastructural developments and other beneficial social amenities in South Sudan and affected oil producing areas.
We conclude that the South Sudan government should resolve the issue of border demarcation through unilateral self-defense war against the Khartoum’s military excruciating and progressive aggression on the sovereignty of South Sudan. The ongoing diplomacy and peaceful dialogues mediates by the African Union in Ethiopia is deadlocked and dysfunctional and does not guarantee the territorial integrity and sovereignty of South Sudan under the international laws. Therefore, it is in the best interest of South Sudanese citizens that the liberation and defense of our annexed lands and borders are incumbent upon the South Sudan government to fight unilaterally for its territorial integrity and sovereignty until we control all our borders and oil fields so that we will not be cowed by SAF and oil fields will no longer be in the control of the Khartoum regime and South Sudan shall not be held at economic hostage over our own national resources.
Whether South Sudan is not prepared militarily or not, it is advisable that we risk it for the sake of saving our lands and national resources from the aggressive robbery and theft, and to be free of economic hostage/embargo from Khartoum regime. We object to the continuous and deceptive negotiations of NCP over our annexed territories and oil fields. South Sudan government must believes that it is worthy sacrifices to liberate these precious and rich lands of Ruweng Dinka because it is the pivotal epicenter and breadwinner where the national oil revenue and wealth are treasured and extracted.  South Sudan must cease relying on the foreign, international intervention, and regional mediation as this move portray South Sudan nascent state as an autonomous sovereignty that cannot stands firm and defends its own sovereign nation and ensure territorial integrity.
It is time now we shrug off any diplomacy and regional dialogues over border demarcation, Abyei, and Heglig. Enough is enough with all these repetitive diplomacy and African Union peaceful mediation and consultation and war is an answer to all these fruitless and dysfunctional dialogues to secure and ensure stability, peace, and protect the territorial integrity of South Sudan. War is not in the interest of South Sudanese but because it is being imposed on the RSS, it is justified by all means in defense of sovereignty.
Undersigned by:
The Panaruu Community Board Commission on political affairs in North America
1.     David Piok Wuor————–Chairman of the Panaruu Community Board Panel.
2.     Mayiik Deng Kiir————–Deputy Chairman of the PCPB
3.     Sirik Lang Mijak———-Secretary General of the PCPB
4.     Samuel Kiir Mialek —–The PCPB External Relations.
5.     Palath Mayol——-The PCPB External and Internal Relation Research.
6.     Simon Tor Deng——–The General Advisory Secretary of the PCPB Affairs.
7.     Biem de ThonChar————The Information Secretary of the PCPB.
Reviewed/approved by the Panaruu Community Presidency in North America.
1.     Santino Anuer Haar—–The PCA President in USA.
2.     Charles Chol Tiop—-The PCA President in Canada.
3.     James Arop Mijak——The PCA Secretary General in USA.
4.     Simon Ngor Deng——The Deputy Secretary General in USA.
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-His Excellency, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, the Governor of the Unity State,
-His Excellency, Hon. Reek de Minyiel Ayuel, The Ruweng National Representative, MP,
-Her Excellency, Hon. Ajok Garang, the Ruweng Women Representative to National Assembly
Subject: Issuance of Mandatory Evacuation on Civilians in Jau, Yida and surrounding Areas.
Ladies and gentlemen,

This is to bring it to your immediate administrative attention that we are appalled and outraged by the recent sequences of awful event that had befallen the Ruweng territories and Unity State due to the overall insecurity inflicted by the Sudan Armed Forces military incursion on our lands and other rebellious insurgency in the Unity State. We found it imperatively as your administrative duty and powers to ensure that security and protection of our civil population including the currently internal displaced persons of Ruweng County to be evacuated to a more safer and secure locations within the county and their needs be met.

We urge your respective leaderships to strategize and plan contingent humanitarian programs in terms of foods, shelters, clean drinking water, and provision of security. We ask you to work in conjunction and coordination with the UNMISS in the Unity state in the facilitation of the mandatory evacuation of the affected internal displaced persons in Ruweng County to be relocated deep southward of the Panrieng County and their humanitarian needs and security be met and guaranteed practically. We find it risky and susceptible to see our civil populations living densely in border towns and surrounding villages more prone and vulnerable to the ongoing military hostility along the South-North border, therefore, we prefer and suggest that a mandatory evacuation be enforced in order to avoid the disastrous catastrophe and collateral damage that could be caused by the military confrontation in the County of Ruweng.

For instance, the IDPs from around Heglig, Panyang, Jau, Yida, and Bongki should be issued a mandated emergency evacuation temporarily at this hostile futility and volatility at South-North Sudan frontier conflict. We have no specific intelligence and information that prompted the Ruweng/Panaruu Diaspora to call for the mandatory evacuation of the civil populations in the aforementioned surrounding areas other than the concurrent insecurity and military hostility in Lake Jau and Yida. We are advising and advocating the evacuation because we consider it a battlefield.
Resolutions by the Panaruu Community Dinka Diaspora Press Release.

We, therefore resolve that the following resolutions be acted upon by your respective leadership in mutual and cooperative solidarity. This is a matter of strategic preparedness in event of emergency management, readiness, and response to disastrous calamities.

1. In order to ensure the safety, security, and protection of our civil populations of Ruweng, we call upon the county commissioner of Ruweng counties, the Unity state governor , and Ruweng National Legislative Assembly Representatives/MPs to issue a mandatory evacuation of the civilians in the Ruweng county Payams such as Panyang, Bongki,, Jau, Yida, Heglig, Karasana, and Panrieng to relocate Southward deep in Ruweng South to avoid unpreparedness and emergency-disaster prior to any possible war brinksmanship in Ruweng in advance. We do presume Ruweng Counties in Unity State as a battlefield; therefore, we recommend strongly the prioritization evacuation of the civil populations from all the vulnerable aforementioned towns due to the troop buildings on both sides in Ruweng. We believe that these aforesaid towns are within the proximity periphery of the long-range missiles and aerial bombardment. Doing so would ensure the safety and security of civilians to avert any catastrophic disaster and collateral damages that may arise in the event of war.

2. And in order to strategize and strengthen the capacity for disaster management and risk mitigation in case the civilians maybe evacuated as recommended, it’s imperative that the planning for preparedness and response for humanitarian needs be put in place and readiness to reflects the actual needs from the would-be the internally displaced persons in Ruweng. This is a matter of strategic contemplation to save lives of civilians.

Once again, we recommend the Unity state governor , Ruweng National Legislative Assembly Representatives/MPs, Unity State Legislators, and county commissioners to coordinate and facilitate the mandatory and voluntary evacuations of the civil populations believe to be within the battleground and proximity of military installations in the areas along with collaboration and logistics of the South Sudan Rehabilitation Relief Commission (SSRRC) and other non-governmental, humanitarian agencies in South Sudan to prepare and plan the management of the disaster and humanitarian needs in advance and priority that may arise in this conflict. We apologize in advance in case this incitation of the mandatory evacuation may panicked the situation and flare unexpected blameworthy rebuttal from the official authorities due to psychological anxiety this early war-disaster-warning may inflicts in the minds of the citizens.
Best Regards,

Signed by the Panaruu Diaspora Community Leadership, signatories:
The Panaruu Community Board Commission on political affairs in North America
1. David Piok Wuor————–Chairman of the Panaruu Community Board Panel.
2. Mayiik Deng Kiir————–Deputy Chairman of the PCPB
3. Sirik Lang Mijak———-Secretary General of the PCPB
4. Samuel Kiir Mialek —–The PCPB External Relations.
5. Palath Mayol——-The PCPB External and Internal Relation Research.
6. Simon Tor Deng——–The General Advisory Secretary of the PCPB Affairs.
7. Biem de ThonChar————The Information Secretary of the PCPB.
Reviewed/approved by the Panaruu Community Presidency in North America.
1. Santino Anuer Haar—–The PCA President in USA.
2. Charles Chol Tiop—-The PCA President in Canada.
3. James Arop Mijak——The PCA Secretary General in USA.
4. Simon Ngor Deng——The Deputy Secretary General in USA.
5. Samuel Dau Deng-yom ——The President and Board Director of the P-CHARD.

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U.N: Sudan border fighting displaces over 400,000 people.

Posted: December 13, 2011 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – About 417,000 people have been displaced in Sudan’s border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile as a result of ongoing fighting between the army and insurgents, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Fighting broke out between Sudan’s army and SPLM-North rebels in June in South Kordofan which borders newly-independent South Sudan. Violence spread to the neighboring northern border state of Blue Nile in September.

About 82,000 people have fled both northern states to South Sudan or Ethiopia to escape fighting, U.N. officials told reporters in the capital Khartoum. Some 35,000 people from South Kordofan have fled to Khartoum to stay mostly with relatives.

The humanitarian situation was deteriorating, especially in areas controlled by the SPLM-North, as U.N. and aid agencies were still being denied access, said Peter de Clerq, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan.

“We have made many interventions with the government in terms of going back to South Kordofan and Blue Nile, so far we have not yet been successful in accomplishing that,” he said.

“We are in no position to verify the actual needs on the ground as we are simply not there…we have little information,” he said.

Sudan said it would continue to deny access, citing security reasons.

“The government cannot allow NGOs to these areas at least this time because the government cannot guarantee their safety. Still there is fighting…there is kidnapping,” said Mohammed Fadlallah, acting commissioner of the official Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC).

He said Sudanese aid agencies were providing aid in government-controlled areas to where some displaced persons had been returning.

North and South Sudan regular trade accusations of supporting insurgencies on each other’s territory. Their armed forces clashed at Jau in a region claimed by both sides last week in a rare direct confrontation.

The two countries are already holding tense talks over issues such as oil and debt that have been unresolved since South Sudan seceded in July.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Matthew Jones)

WASHINGTON, 13 December 2011 – The President of the Republic H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit arrived in Washington D.C. on Monday 12th December 2011 afternoon. He is accompanied by a good number of national ministers and deputy ministers who are now present in Washington D.C. for the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan.

Among the ministers are Hon. Kosti Manibe minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin minister for Information and Broadcasting, Hon. Emmanuel LoWilla minister in the Office of the President, Hon. Stephen Dhieu minister for Petroleum, Hon Garang Diing minister for Commerce, Industry and Investment, Hon. Agnes Lasuba minister for Gender Child and Social Welfare, Hon. Gier Chuang Aluong minister for Roads and Bridges, and the minister for General Education Hon. Joseph Okelo, among others.
President Kiir being welcomed to Washington.
[Photo: Thomas Kenneth]
H.E Kiir is expected to address the opening session of the Conference on Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. Besides that, the USA Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will articulate to the conference the United States Government’s commitment to the success of South Sudan in meeting its development challenges.
The two-day International Engagement Conference for South Sudan will digest the strategic development priorities of the new state government and will highlight opportunities for engagement with private and public sector investors, that is, in concentration on the following:

  1. Development vision of the Republic of South Sudan
  2. Accountability, Transparency and Governance
  3. Integrated social service delivery
  4. Management of Oil Revenue
  5. Human Capital Development and capacity building
  6. International coordination
  7. Key factors for attracting investors to South Sudan:
    1. Oil and Renewable Resources
    2. Information and communication Technology (ICT)
    3. Agriculture
  8. Specific investment policy
    1. Transport infrastructure (Airports, roads and Bridges)
    2. Clean Water and sanitation
    3. Capacity building services.

H.E Kiir, Hons Nhial and LoWilla and others at Dulus Int. Airport Washington D.C.
[Photo: Thomas Kenneth]
Reported by Thomas Kenneth Elisapana from Washington D.C.

H.E Kiir in Nairobi on his way to Washington DC

NAIROBI, 11 December 2011 – The President of the Republic H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit and the accompanying delegation arrived in Nairobi today afternoon on his way to Washington DC to address a two-day international engagement conference on South Sudan scheduled for 14th – 15th December 2011.

President Kiir arrives in Nairobi enroute to Washington DC.
[Photo: Thomas Kenneth]
The Conference will be hosted by the United States of America and is aimed to honour the new state and open a dialogue with the Government of South Sudan on development and investment. The conference will outline the strategic development priorities of the government and will highlight opportunities for engagement with private and public sector investors.

President Kiir is welcomed in Nairobi.
[Photo: Thomas Kenneth]
The Conference will draw participants from the USA, UK, EU, AU, World Bank, and International Finance Corporation among others.

Reported by Thomas Kennet

South Sudan: HE Kiir in Nairobi On His Way to Washington DC
Salva Kiir Mayardit and the accompanying delegation arrived in Nairobi today afternoon on his way to Washington DC to address a two-day international engagement conference on South Sudan scheduled for 14th – 15th December 2011.

By Kwai Rekeboam Akech Kwai, Louisville Kentucky, USA (Borglobe) What is the primary responsibility of the Government of the South Sudan? Is Goss competent to provide indispensable thing called security to people or even protect its territories?

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More raids frightens citizens of South Sudan’s Jonglei state
Sudan Tribune
For residents of Jonglei state, reports of cattle raiding is a tradition but the ranging battles between forces loyal to George Athor and South Sudan’s army, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) for over a year in northern Jonglei state is an

South Sudan probes death threats against a journalist
Sudan Tribune
December 12, 2011 (JUBA) — The government of South Sudan on Monday said it has started investigating reports alleging death threats to a journalist who wrote an article critical to the wedding of a daughter of the President to a foreign national.

South Sudan: Country’s Student’s – Children of the Revolution – By Naomi Pendle
They now perceive their education as a pledged gift from their governing guardian in the Promised Land of South Sudan. Further into the campus the red accommodation blocks are covered in lines of washing and surrounded by resting students, 

South Sudan: Will Injustice and Inequality Make Our Nation As Failed State?
The South Sudanhad separated from the Sudan as a result of lack of justice, in addition to racial discrimination, where the central government had favoured Arab minority ethnic group above 
South Sudan: Who Are These Gunmen Popping in Homes Even After 5.00 Am God!
It is to be acknowledged that the police of the Ministry of Interior are doing their best to contain the situation of insecurity in our national capital Juba and the honourable members in the South Sudan National Legislative Assembly are also very
South Sudan: Recent Attacks On Pigi County in Jonglei State Leave 34 Dead
Juba — “Recent Attacks on Pigi County on Sunday by Forces loyal to Renegade General George Athor Deng on Pachut and other villages in Jonglei state leaves five civilians, five SPLA soldiers and twenty four of the attackers dead,” said the commissioner
Landmines new scourge of South Sudan’s Unity state
BENTIU, South Sudan — In a ward full of amputees, six-year-old Gatwech Kornyut is the youngest victim of newly-laid landmines that are turning South Sudan’s Unity state into a no-go zone, as the blasts or fear of them cripple residents and trade.
South Sudan: Abyei As an Area Has Never Been a Subject of Contest Between Ngok
By choosing that critical momentum for its attack, the National Congress Party (NCP) has wrongly miscalculated the reaction of South Sudan. Firstly, the NCP was interested from its attacks to drag South Sudan into war, but HE President Salva Kiir
South Sudan: China Communist Party Delegation to Meet SPLM Leadership
This was disclosed to journalists yesterday in the SPLM National Secretariat premises by the Secretary General Pagan Amum after a closed door meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan Li Zhiguo. “We have received the notice from the China
South Sudan: Christian University Requests Affiliation With UCU
Juba — A mounting pressure from the Ministry of Higher Education put South Sudan Christian University of Science and Technology to fear of being kicked out of the race which forced it to look for affiliation to sisterly Uganda Christian University UCU
South Sudan: EU, Country Agree On Diplomatic Ties in Brussels
Juba — An Establishment Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of South Sudan was signed in Brussels on 9.12.2011. South Sudan is the newest country in the world and the day’s agreement marked a significant step in its development and
South Sudan: Victim’s Relatives Present Petition to the President’s Office
Juba — The relatives and family of disappeared John Louis on Monday presented their petitions to office of President, Vice President and the Minister of Interior respectively. Speaking to the Citizen, the father of victim Louis Silvino said that they

Juba – Eleven people have been killed in new attacks in South Sudan’s troubled Jonglei state, where nearly 40 people died in tribal violence last week, the state’s governor said on Monday.

Suspected rebels under the command of renegade general George Athor attacked Atar town, in Pigi county, killing nine people, while another raid cost the lives of two people in Kapat, near the state capital Bor, said Kuol Manyang.

Both of the attacks occurred on Sunday.

“There were three SPLA killed and six civilians, including one woman,” and three others wounded, Manyang told AFP, referring to South Sudan’s army, which has been battling an insurgency in Jonglei since last year.

“[The assailants] are thought to be the people of George Athor” fighting the people of Atar, who were trying to drive the rebels out of the area, he said.

“Two days earlier the rebels attacked another place near Atar… It appears they don’t have food so they are targeting the people and taking their cattle,” Manyang added.

Last month Athor vowed to keep fighting South Sudan’s new government after his demands for seats in the cabinet and nationwide elections were not met during secret talks with President Salva Kiir in Nairobi.

He first launched his bloody rebellion in April 2010 after claiming he was cheated in an election for the governorship of Jonglei state.

Amnesty offer

Kiir’s offer of amnesty to rebel groups shortly after South Sudan gained independence in July has succeeded in drawing some leaders back to the fold.

But Athor’s troops remain active in Jonglei, a state racked by inter-communal violence.

Manyang said the two people were killed in Kapat after raids allegedly carried out by the tribe of Murle on their Nuer rivals that left at least 37 people dead a week ago.

“The Murle came… they killed two of the cattle rearers, wounded one and took the cattle,” he said.

The United Nations raised the alarm in September over violent cattle raids and revenge attacks between the Murle and Lou Nuer in South Sudan’s largest state that have left around 1 000 dead since June.

The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has warned the escalating violence threatened to engulf the fledgling nation, has urged both sides to rejoin peace talks due to be held this week in Jonglei.

11 killed in South Sudan’s Jonglei

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JUBA, South Sudan — Eleven people have been killed in new attacks in South Sudan’s troubled Jonglei state, where nearly 40 people died in tribal violence last week, the state’s governor said on Monday. Suspected rebels under the command of renegade