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Posted: February 26, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Jobs

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Please directly contact the employer if you have any further questions.

To anyone of interest, please circulate the following job vacancies attached in accounting, managerial, finance, directors, etc.

Best,

Reec Akuak

Vice President

The South Sudanese Community, USA

Growth — Development — Community

202.656.TSSC (8772)

Direct/Cell: 202.596.6009

Fax: 202.280.1007

R.Akuak@TSSC.us

http://www.TSSC.us

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Job Vacancies in South Sudan 1/2:

Posted: February 26, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Jobs

Kindly circulate to those interested.

Please directly contact the employer if you have any further questions.

To anyone of interest, please circulate the following job vacancies attached in accounting, managerial, finance, directors, etc.

Best,

Reec Akuak

Vice President

The South Sudanese Community, USA

Growth — Development — Community

202.656.TSSC (8772)

Direct/Cell: 202.596.6009

Fax: 202.280.1007

R.Akuak@TSSC.us

http://www.TSSC.us

HR-Officer Malualkon.pdf
Project County Coordinator Core Polio – Yambio.doc
Position Description – Cash for Work Supervisor.doc
Position Description – M&E Officer.doc
Position Description – Market Development Manager.doc
Position Description – Market Development Officer.doc
DRC ECHO Position Description – Cash Transfer Manager.doc
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Position Description – Agriculture Officer.doc
Position Description – Cash for Work Manager.doc
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CD advert – FPU South Sudan.pdf

JD, Regional People and Culture Officer – Malakal.doc
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By PaanLuel Wel
This is a great article from Bol Makueng, the SPLM’s secretary for Information, Culture and Communication. Khartoum has indeed been effectively using rule-and-divide policy–inherited from the European colonial masters–to pit Southerners against themselves. “Dinka Domination” has been the staple in that pursuit—the Kokora in the post-Addis Ababa Southern Government is the best epitomization of the case.
It was the same case during the infancy of the SPLM/A when non-Dinkas/non-Nuers were reluctant to join the Movement on the perception that the new Movement was just but a continuation, an extension, of the power wrangling in Juba pitting Abel Alier, Joseph Lagu and Joseph Tombura against themselves, with President Jaafer Nimeri manipulating the show. Hon. Joseph Lagu, in his book, provided an all-too-real illustration of how Nimeri’s regime was using tribal-card as a tool to divide Southerners. Bol Makueng’s point that we should be wary of blaming everything and anything on “Dinka Domination” is a valid, well-articulated observation insofar as the slogan is a tool habitually deploy by Khartoum to divide and weaken South Sudanese:
“the only way to destroy the independence of South Sudan is to repeatedly beat the drum of Dinka domination and leveling SPLA/M as Dinka organizations.”
However cautious South Sudanese should feel about the slogan “Dinka Domination”, it should never be used as a rhetoric to dismiss or downplay genuine concerns that other communities might feel being orchestrated by some self-serving elements in the government who may happen to be ethnic Dinkas. The pervasiveness of corruption in the new country of South Sudan is indisputable. As long as that corruption manifests itself in the form of tribalism and nepotism, it would be pretentious to equate every cry of “Dinka Domination” to Khartoum’s attempt to divide and weaken South sudanese.
If the President happen to be a Dinka, and his kinsmen are implicated in corruption, and yet go scot-free, then it is likely that his reluctance to persecute them could be attributable to their tribal affiliations. If political appointments, job allocations and state contracts etc. are wholly or mostly enjoys by the people ethnically linked to the president, then it is tribal domination. What else would you called it? Wasn’t this the same crime Southerners raised up against Khartoum? It is debatable, however, if that is the true picture of South Sudan presently. 
The best way forward is to examine each case/allegation according to its merits before rushing to the conclusion that this is a case of “Dinka Domination” or before proclaiming/prophesying Khartoum’s hand in every allegation of bad governance and corruption case level against the government of South Sudan, currently headed by a Dinka. In fact, with or without the presence of malicious intent from Khartoum, South Sudanese citizens will always find something wanting about their government of the day and will accordingly press their reservations or grievances against the government.
It does not take a hidden hand of Khartoum nor a proverbial “Dinka Domination” of the government for the American people to register their utmost disgust with the US Congress…currently having approval rating below the freezing point of politics. 
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By Bol Makueng
The people of the present republic of South Sudan were united in the struggle for freedom. This came about as a result of foreigner invaders and slavers who came to the country and plunder resources including children and women who were taken into slavery. As a response, the peoples of South Sudan fought for ages to get rid of the enemy.
They managed to shake off colonization because the people were united. Yes, there are many tribes in South Sudan and each one of them contributed according to its size and capacity equally to the liberation war. If there were majority tribes, they died in large numbers as well as also occupying military and any other positions in the institutions of liberation movement in proportion to their sizes. In coining up their unity, the history goes back to the very nature of geographical neighborliness, common traditions and the sharing of natural assets of water sources (eg the Nile, rivers and Lakes), grazing areas, fishing spots, dances and intermarriages. It is worth adding that there used to be local conflicts where alliances were made between some tribes against others and vice versa. All these are normal developmental phases of any society which do lead to homogeneity of languages and cultures.
In South Sudan today, Central Upper Nile where the three nationalities (Dinka, Nuer & Shilluk) concur around Malakal and Sobat Mouth, represents a good example of community homogeneity, though amorphous. The people here speak three languages of the area. One is impressed when these people can just switch conversation from one language to another in a very smooth flowing manner. Such integration happens only when the people are peaceful, stable and open to one another. The credit of this goes back to our uneducated leaders of the past whose cultures were not contaminated by the divide and rule policy of the colonizing oppressors.
These days, the unity of the people of South Sudan is under an enormous test and there is a feeling that three nationalities (the Dinka, Nuer & Bari) can either make it or break it. When Southern Sudan was divided up (kokora) in 1983, it was done so with the help of its sons and daughters. The slogan was “DINKA DOMINATION”. Some other communities were comfortable that pointing hand at Dinka would absolve them from any blame or judgmental argument against their mistakes. The bigger picture, according to them, was Dinka domination. Digging deep into the Dinka domination, militia groups were formed to just target the Dinka in most cases and with SPLA/M becoming synonymous with being a Dinka.
 Leveling the liberation movement as a Dinka organization dissuaded most people from joining the liberation war (1983 – 2005) with exception of those committed patriots who ignored the attitude and negative sentiments from their tribesmen.  
“Dinka domination” was an invention from Khartoum and preached in the South. The implementers (militias) and victims of this pogrom became involved in self destruction along tribal lines. And as we have all witnessed, tribalism is destructive. It keeps us from getting to the best solutions for our children, our country and ourselves. Worse, it forces us to become champions of the very things we most despise and don’t like: hatred; division; corruption; nepotism; endless conflicts and self destruction.
Now that we are staggering with building the new nation of South Sudan, the Khartoum system is not leaving South Sudan alone. After all, the NCP has sworn not to leave the young republic at peace. The NCP is reviving the anti Dinka sentiments again as a policy of creating rival political parties to SPLM and militia military wings of those political parties. And going by the saying that history repeats itself, there are already some wrangling voices and hand pointing at the “Dinka”. This large liberator party called SPLM that brought freedom to people of South Sudan, won elections and appointing various people to positions in the government in the states and at national level, is largely ignored. There is no listening ear and mind to the fact that there is no tribe that is a president or minister, but there is an individual who could be one and this does not mean the whole tribe.
Moreover, the SPLM is the only political party in the Republic of South Sudan where every tribe/nationality has a presence. Now, do South Sudanese still believe that “SPLM” is synonymous with “Dinka” as preached by the enemy NCP? Associating SPLM with Dinka is even making the Dinka the only liberators of South Sudan, which is not true. South Sudan was liberated by every nationality except the individual traitors who could be found in all communities.
A member from the NCP was quoted as saying this: “the only way to destroy the independence of South Sudan is to repeatedly beat the drum of Dinka domination and leveling SPLA/M as Dinka organizations. By doing so, the South Sudanese will soon be at each others’ throat. There will be intertribal competition to access SPLM leadership positions. Alternatively, SPLM will break up and with new political parties emerging. When this happens, the non Dinka will unite against the Dinka and the outcome will be a deadly violent conflict. We will then choose an appropriate time to support the side we want.
The lessons the South Sudanese have learned throughout the struggle are important for us to be optimistic about building a free, united and prosperous nation of South Sudan. The colonizer tried many time to divide the people of South Sudan and the whole Sudan on different grounds and it did not succeed. The NCP will again fail to divide and erase the independence of South Sudan. South Sudanese political parties will be divided along programme lines and not on tribal agendas.
In addition, the general populace from political leaders, students, intellectuals and business people should provide healthy education and guidance to ordinary people whose minds should not be poisoned by the teachings from myopic and narrow minded individuals who see South Sudan through the lenses of tribalism.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – South Sudanese and Sudanese forces clashed in a poorly-defined border area on Sunday, the Sudanese military said, the latest outbreak of violence to put a recently signed non-aggression pact into question.

The Sudanese Foreign Ministry described the clashes as “a direct and blatant attack on Sudan’s sovereignty and security” that violated all international norms, and said it would file a fresh complaint at the United Nations Security Council.

“Forces from South Sudan and rebels from South Kordofan attacked at 3 a.m. in the area of Baheyret al-Abayd,” Sudan’s military spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid told Reuters.

“Fighting is still going on,” he said. “The government in the South is not abiding by the deal.”

Khalid was referring to a non-aggression pact signed by both governments earlier this month, brokered by the African Union to allay fears that rising tensions since the South’s secession last July could escalate into war.

In a statement published by the Sudanese state news agency the Foreign Ministry said: “We will file a new complaint to the Security Council and the African Union to inform them of the details of the events and demand that they have a role in deterring any assault on the security and stability of Sudan.”

In a further sign of continued unrest, the Darfur-based rebel Justice and Equality Movement said it had taken control of Jau, a region claimed by both sides, in a joint attack with forces of the South Sudanese Sudan People’s Liberation Movement

(SPLM).

Relations between the two countries have plunged after talks failed to halt an oil export dispute, end violence in border areas and resolve other issues relating to the secession.

CLASHES

Juba and Khartoum routinely trade accusations of sponsoring insurgencies in each other’s territory. In December, the two armies clashed in Jau, which is close to many of the South’s oil fields and abuts the South Kordofan state where Sunday’s clashes occurred.

Earlier this month, the Security Council called on Sudan and rebels in areas bordering South Sudan to grant immediate access for U.N. aid workers to the turbulent region.

Fighting has been raging for months between the Sudanese army and rebels from the SPLM-North, which wants to topple the Khartoum government, in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, adjacent to newly-independent South Sudan.

South Kordofan and Blue Nile are home to tens of thousands of fighters who battled Khartoum as part of the southern army during a civil war that ended in 2005. Khartoum accuses Juba of continuing to back the insurgents, which South Sudan denies.

The fighting in recent months has forced about 417,000 people to flee their homes, more than 80,000 of them to South Sudan, according to the United Nations.

(Reporting by Khaled Abdel Aziz; Writing by Dina Zayed in Cairo; Editing by Sophie Hares)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-sudan-clashestre81p0fp-20120226,0,3673476.story

Sudan rebel front claims attack in South Kordofan


Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North has been fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states

Rebels in a “revolutionary front” aimed at toppling the Khartoum regime on Sunday claimed their first joint attack against government forces, but the army blamed troops from South Sudan instead.

Rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), which for several months has been fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states along the border with South Sudan, combined with Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) insurgents from the western region of Darfur, spokesmen for both groups said.

One analyst has dismissed the Revolutionary Front as “just a name,” but an SPLM-N spokesman said the joint attack — albeit with a small JEM component — showed their commitment to work together.

“We are not just talking. We are doing it,” Arnu Ngutulu Lodi of SPLM-N told AFP.

Last November, both rebel groups joined with factions of Darfur’s Sudan Liberation Army to form the front dedicated to “popular uprising and armed rebellion” against the National Congress Party government in Khartoum.

“This attack is under the umbrella of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front,” JEM spokesman Gibril Adam Bilal told AFP.

He said Sunday’s offensive happened at Jau, a disputed area in an oil-rich region on the poorly defined border.

Sudan Armed Forces spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad confirmed that the area had come under attack, but he blamed the forces of South Sudan for the incident.

“This attack was completely planned and sponsored by the government of South Sudan,” he said.

“The fighting is going on now.”

Neither side could immediately give casualty figures.

Access to the state is restricted, making independent verification difficult.

Adam said the rebels had overrun the Sudanese position and seized weapons from them at Jau, “and now we are surrounding them in Taruje,” about 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Jau.

The Sudanese army spokesman said the attack came six kilometres inside Sudan and originated from South Sudan’s Unity state.

In December, Sudan accused the South Sudan army of attacking the Jau region, but Juba’s military insisted its troops were defending an area on their side of the frontier.

Two weeks ago, Juba said Khartoum had bombed the same area from the air, violating a memorandum on non-aggression and cooperation signed this month.

Juba has accused Khartoum of several air raids in border districts but Sudan denied the attacks.

South Sudan broke away in July last year after an overwhelming vote for independence following more than two decades of war that killed two million people.

Border tensions have since flared, with each side accusing the other of supporting rebels within its territory, while a major dispute over oil transit fees remains unresolved.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the crisis between the neighbours has become a major threat to regional peace and security, and Britain this month expressed “grave concern at the recent build-up of forces and escalation of tensions in conflict-affected border areas.”

The ethnic minority insurgents from SPLM-N had previously fought alongside the former rebels now ruling in Juba.

Lodi, the SPLM-N spokesman, said Sunday’s joint attack followed formalisation last week of the Revolutionary Front’s structure. The Front named as its chairman Malik Agar, who is also chairman of SPLM-N. Another SPLM-N figure, Abdelaziz al-Hilu, is the Front’s military commander.

JEM and SPLM-N had fought together once before, in August, and now that the alliance structure has been formalised more joint operations will occur “when appropriate,” Lodi said.

http://www.africasia.com/services/news_africa/article.php?ID=CNG.f93648e502555ea3e976efe113d96c98.341

Sudan rebel front claims first attack in South Kordofan

KHARTOUM: Rebels in a “revolutionary front” aimed at toppling the Khartoum regime on Sunday claimed their first joint attack against government forces, but the army blamed troops from breakaway South Sudan.

Rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement(JEM), from the western region of Darfur, combined with insurgents from the SudanPeople’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), which for several months has been fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states along the border with breakaway South Sudan, said JEM spokesman Gibril Adam Bilal.

Last November, the two rebel groups joined with factions of Darfur’s Sudan Liberation Army to form the front dedicated to “popular uprising and armed rebellion” against the National Congress Party government in Khartoum.

“This attack is under the umbrella of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front,” Adam said.

He said Sunday’s offensive happened at Jau, a disputed area on the poorly defined north-south border.

Sudan Armed Forces spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad confirmed that the area had come under attack but he blamed the forces of South Sudan.

“This attack was completely planned and sponsored by the government of South Sudan,” he said.

“The fighting is going on now.”

Neither side could immediately give casualty figures.

South Sudan split from Sudan in July last year after an overwhelming vote for independence following more than two decades of war that killed two million people.

Border tensions have since flared, with each side accusing the other of supporting rebels within its territory, while a major dispute over oil transit fees remains unresolved.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the crisis between the neighbours has become a major threat to regional peace and security, and Britain this month expressed “grave concern at the recent build-up of forces and escalation of tensions in conflict-affected border areas.”

The ethnic minority insurgents from the SPLM-N had previously fought alongside the former rebels now ruling in the South.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Sudan-rebel-front-claims-first-attack-in-South-Kordofan/articleshow/12043952.cms


Sudanese Economy Reels With Loss of Oil Income
Jakarta Globe
Khartoum, SudanSudan has lost billions of dollars in oil receipts since the south gained independence last year and is plagued by soaring prices and a weakening currency, with no economic solution in sight for the bankrupt nation, analysts say…

Clashes break out in Sudan’s South Kordofan
Emirates 24/7
South Sudanese and Sudanese forces clashed in a poorly-defined border area on Sunday, the Sudanese military said, the latest outbreak of violence to put a recently signed non-aggression pact into question. “Forces from South Sudan and rebels from South 

Battling Sudan’s Bombs With Videos
New York Times
It was Boyette who smuggled me into the Nuba Mountains, driving his Toyota Land Cruiser on a rutted dirt track from South Sudan, at one point just a couple of miles from Sudanese military lines. He has set up a network of local citizen journalists who

UN int’l staff return to restive Sudan region
Sacramento Bee
AP KHARTOUM, Sudan — The United Nations in Sudan says its international staff is returning to a disputed region on the border with south Sudan, after a nearly half-year absence from the restive area. The UN office in Khartoum said in a statement 

Sudanese Rebels Sign Deal for Aid in Two Embattled States

BusinessWeek – ‎
By Jared Ferrie Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — A Sudanese rebel group said it signed an agreement with the government to allow aid into rebel- controlled areas in two border states where the US says half a million people may face famine conditions.
Bloomberg – ‎
A Sudanese rebel group said it signed an agreement with the government to allow aid into rebel- controlled areas in two border states where the US says half a million people may face famine conditions. The accord, signed on Feb.
Shanghai Daily (subscription) – ‎
KHARTOUM, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — The Sudanese government on Sunday announced its decision to file an complaint to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the African Union (AU) against South Sudan regarding an attack in Al-Abiyad border area.
Shanghai Daily (subscription) –
KHARTOUM, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — The Sudanese army on Sunday said armed clashes broke out between its forces and South Sudan forces at Jao area on the border between Sudan-South Sudan. “An alliance bringing together South Sudan’s army and rebels from 
Sudan Tribune –
February 25, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie blasted those who are sympathetic with the rebel alliance saying they don’t represent any weight within the Sudanese society. Nafie made the remarks while addressing the 
Sudan Tribune – ‎‎
By Ngor Arol Garang February 25, 2012 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese opposition groups has criticised austerity measures introduced by government to adjust the loss of oil revenues, after the young country stopped exporting its oil through north Sudan…
Truck Drivers End Three-day Barricade of S. Sudan Border
Sudan Vision
Border traffic to and fro South Sudan has resumed after a three-day strike by truck drivers from Kenya, Somalia and Tanzanaia that paralysed movement in the area. The heavy truck drivers have been protesting what they called ‘unfair treatment’ by South
Farming getting tough in South Sudan
Press TV
Farming in South Sudan had once seemed to be an easy thing, but not anymore. For even though it has been sought as the alternative source of income to the country that has fertile soil covering more than 90% of its territory and can produce crops for ..
South Sudan opposition demands foreign business pay taxes amid austerity and 
Sudan Tribune
By Ngor Arol Garang February 25, 2012 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese opposition groups has criticised austerity measures introduced by government to adjust the loss of oil revenues, after the young country stopped exporting its oil through north Sudan.

South Sudan president blames Khartoum for insecurity
Sudan Tribune
February 25, 2012 (BOR) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit accused north Sudan – from which the new country seceded last year – attempting to turn the world’s youngest country into a failed state. Even before South Sudan’s referendum on 

Team succeeds with well installation in South Sudan
Marshalltown Times Republican
BY MIKE DONAHEY – Staff Writer (mdonahey@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican Editor’s Note: Writer Mike Donahey of Marshalltown was part of a team that traveled to and worked in Old Fangak, South Sudan recently to provide clean drinking water.

Truck drivers end three-day barricade of S. Sudan border
Daily Monitor
The drivers had used heavy trucks to barricade the roads to South Sudan protesting alleged mistreatment by South Sudan officials Border traffic to and fro South Sudan has resumed after a three-day strike by truck drivers from Kenya,