Archive for June 3, 2012

“An estimated $4 billion are unaccounted for or, simply put, stolen by current and former officials, as well as corrupt individuals with close ties to government officials. Most of these funds have been taken out of the country and deposited in foreign accounts. Some have purchased properties; often paid in cashWe fought for freedom, justice and equality. Many of our friends died to achieve these objectives. Yet, once we got into power, we forgot what we fought for and began to enrich ourselves at the expense of our people.” By President Kiir

By PaanLuel Wël, Washington DC, USA, Planet Earth

South Sudan is screwed up! The contents and wordings of the recently released Presidential letter that scandalously alleged that “an estimated $4 billion [are] stolen by current and former [government] officials, as well as [by] corrupt individuals with close ties” to the government of the Republic of South Sudan is, at best, a resounding confirmation of the obvious and, at worst, a flagrant betrayal of nation’s expectation in post-independence era. The letter is a somber reminder of and unsettling testimony to the extent and magnitude to which the current Juba-based SPLM/A has betrayed and abandoned the exceptional aspirations, noble dreams and great vision of the former bush-based SPLM/A.

In that infamous letter of 03 May 2012, President Kiir, the author, squarely admits that “the people of South Sudan and the International Community are alarmed by the [unprecedented] level of corruption in South Sudan.” President Kiir goes on to claim that corruption has no place in his government; acknowledges that many people are suffering in South Sudan, and “yet some government officials simply care (more…)

women-voice-for-peace-in-sudan Re: Bid Farewell Party for Jehan Deng:

Posted: June 3, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

I join the team to congratulate the minister Jehan Deng on the new journey.

Dear Jehan,

Please consider this position as a calling by God at a time needed most and take your role as a moral obligation to your own people as a woman and especially as a mother who nurses her family.

Show to the needy that women do care and they take care of the society. This will not only earn you a thank you and a profile, but future for you, the health care and women as a group.

Jane Abucha RN, MSN-ACNP-S

Phoenix AZ

South Sudan inflation soars to nearly 80% in May

Posted: June 3, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

South Sudan inflation soars to nearly 80% in May

Times of India – ‎
JUBA: Annual inflation in South Sudan shot up to nearly 80 percent in May, official data showed on Sunday, highlighting the grave economic challenges the world’s newest nation is facing less than a year after gaining independence.
Al-Arabiya – ‎
The prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages in South Sudan’s consumer price index rose about 84.7 percent compared to last year, mainly driven by increases for fruit, vegetables, bread and cereals. (File photo) By Reuters Annual inflation in South 
Wall Street Journal – ‎‎
By NICHOLAS BARIYO KAMPALA, Uganda—Sudan and South Sudan have agreed on a road map to guide talks aimed at ending weeks of fighting, but tensions along the nations’ poorly marked border persisted with each accusing the other of attacks, officials said 
India Today – ‎‎
As China steps up its ties with Juba amid its standoff with Khartoum, India is planning to invite South Sudan President Salva Kiir in a diplomatic outreach to build closer relations with the resource-rich country and secure its $3 billion investment 
AngolaPress –
Khartoum (Reuters) – Juba has repeatedly accused Khartoum of bombing its border states, some of which are oil-producing. Claims are hard to verify as the joint border area is difficult to access. The two countries returned to peace talks in Ethiopia 
Voice of America –
An airlift is under way to bring more than 12000 South Sudanese citizens home from neighboring Sudan. The returnees were blocked from going home when Khartoum shut down some of its borders due to clashes with the South. After months of waiting, 
AFP – ‎
ADDIS ABABA — The defence ministers of Sudan and South Sudan are set to meet in the Ethiopian capital on Monday to discuss border security, a South Sudanese official said. “The extraordinary meeting… will discuss the establishment of the various 
BBC News – ‎Jun 2, 2012‎
Up to 4000 people are fleeing into South Sudan every day to escape fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile province, according to medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres. MSF told the BBC that about 30000 people were now in makeshift shelters just inside South 
BusinessWeek – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
By MOHAMMED SAEED Sudan’s military says 169 policemen remain in the disputed oil-rich Abyei region following the army’s withdrawal from the area this week. Military spokesman Col. Sawarme Khalid Saad told the official Radio Ombdurman on Friday that the 
Sky News Australia – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
Young woman death by stoning in Sudan Updated: 14:28, Saturday June 2, 2012 A teenage Sudanese mother accused of adultery has been sentenced to death by stoning, drawing condemnation and outrage from human rights groups and others.
Deutsche Welle – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
Sudan’s army has said it has withdrawn its police forces from the disputed border region Abyei. Both Sudan and South Sudan have claimed the oil-rich region as their own, sparking clashes. The official Sudanese news agency, SUNA, quoted military 
The Daily Star – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
KHARTOUM: A Sudanese police contingent has pulled out of the disputed Abyei area, Sudan’s army said on Friday, after the foreign ministry denied their presence and the UN called for their withdrawal. “This evening the 169 police redeployed outside of 
Los Angeles Times – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Human rights groups have called for Sudan to abolish death by stoning as prescribed legal punishment after a young woman convicted of adultery was ordered executed by a Sudanese court. The woman, Intisar Sharif Abdallah, 
Al-Arabiya – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
Sudanese judges have sentenced several women to death by stoning in recent years. (File photo) By AFP A young Sudanese woman convicted of adultery has been sentenced to death by stoning, an international rights group says, in a rare case under Sudan’s 
Seattle Post Intelligencer – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
MOHAMMED SAEED, AP KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s army said it withdrew a contingent of police on Friday from the disputed oil-rich Abyei region that South Sudan also claims following moves by both sides to pull out their armies from the area. – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
A YOUNG Sudanese woman convicted of adultery has been sentenced to death by stoning by the Islamist regime. New York-based Human Rights Watch said the case of Intisar Sharif Abdallah “presents numerous grave violations of domestic and international 
Kansas City Star – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
AP KHARTOUM, Sudan — Nearly 30 Africa-based rights groups have signed a letter condemning Sudan for sentencing a 20-year-old woman to death by stoning over charges of adultery. The statement, signed and released Friday, is urging Sudanese authorities 
Ahram Online – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
The two Sudans are returning to the negotiating table after bitter military, political and media wars against each other that have cast a long shadow over their bilateral relations. This could have serious repercussions on upcoming talks that should 
Independent Online – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
By Edith M. Lederer AP In this photo taken Tuesday, May 24, 2011 and released by the United Nations Mission in Sudan, the first of 125 Indian soldiers serving with the international peacekeeping force arrive by helicopter in Abyei, Sudan.
Voice of America – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday welcomed the withdrawal of the military of Sudan and South Sudan from the disputed Abyei area. But the council said full withdrawal must include other forces reportedly stationed by Sudan in that oil-rich 
News24 – ‎Jun 1, 2012‎
Khartoum – A Sudanese woman, believed to be about 20, has been sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery, and is being held near Khartoum, shackled in prison with her baby son, rights groups and lawyers said on Thursday.

Dear All,
Please find hereunder and pasted the final Communique of the SRF leadership third meeting of June 2nd 2012.
Thank you
Anwar Elhaj
SPLMN Representative to US

Final communiqué of the third meeting of the leadership bureau of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF)

June, 1 2012

The leadership bureau of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) held its third meeting from 28 May to 1 June 2012 in the presence of the chairman, his deputies and members of the Board.  The meeting discussed deeply the following issues:
1. Assessment of the economic and political situation
2. Vision of SRF on the comprehensive peaceful solution
3. SRF position on the Security Council resolution No. 2046
4. Adoption of the statute and regulations.
 The political situation
The meeting praised struggle of Sudanese people and its rejection of war crimes in all parts of Sudan. Its also lauded fighters of SRF, youth, women, students, workers, shepherds and intellectuals.
The meeting confirmed that the political current situation clearly marks a deepening crisis of governance and completing of the revolutionary awareness to overthrow the current regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) through the peaceful work and the armed struggle.
The meeting called for uniting of the opposition work with SRF and contacts with all opposition groups to save Sudanese people and to put an end to suffering of the nation and citizens,  in particular and the economic situation became so bad.
The meeting discussed in details the humanitarian situation and condemned  strongly government’s refusing to allow corridors to deliver food for camps IDPs and  refugees in Darfur, besides using internationally banned weapons in Southern Kordofan and Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile . The SRF called on the international community to bear blame in defending citizens from a regime that  its leaders wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on crimes against humanity and war crimes.
As for the UN Security Council resolution No. 2046, the meeting  welcomed the resolution and called for solving the problems of Sudan and South Sudan peacefully. The meeting formed a committee to follow-up this important issue to reach a comprehensive and just peace in Sudan with the international and regional community. The meeting also welcomed talks currently happening between Sudans and South Sudan in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, stressing that dialogue is the only way to resolve the outstanding issues between the two countries.
The SRF leadership bureau admitted the option of the comprehensive peaceful solution which depends on:
1- To find a good atmosphere for the comprehensive peaceful solution which includes:
A. Security of the citizen
B. The right to deliver humanitarian aid unconditionally
C. Ensuring of the public freedoms and the fundamental rights
2- The subjective issues
A. Declaration of principles
B. Transition period
D-Constitutional Conference
E- Conducting of census, democratic elections under international observation
The SRF passed the statue and regulations which govern work of the front. The step is important in the development of the SRF which will lead to building of revolutionary coalition leads to change in Sudan and building of the Citizenship State.
Abu Al-Qasim Imam
 Secretary of Information and Spokesman of SRF

women-voice-for-peace-in-sudan Bid Farewell Party for Jehan Deng:

Posted: June 3, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Congratulation Minister Jehan , Wish you all the best in you new job, Iam sure women heath be in good hands .
Mutawinat, Khartoum

Samia EL Hashmi

Mob : 00249 912493254
Tel :00249 183 778018/ 793113
Fax :00249 183 782116
SKYPE: samiahashmi13

Weekend in Sudan is Friday and Saturday

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:32 PM, Reec Akuak <R.Akuak> wrote:

Please join us to bid farewell to Mrs. Jehan Deng as she embarks on a new
journey back home with her family. Mrs. Jehan has been appointed as the
Minister of Health for Jongeli State in South Sudan and so she has obliged
to take the position in an effort to help our people.

Jehan has been with us many years now, and many of you may or may not know
that she works at the GoSS Embassy in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Jehan has done
a wonderful job and we would like to thank her for all the hard work she’s

So please spread the word, and join us before she leaves; below take note of
the time and venue for tomorrow, Saturday at 2PM at Cornerstone Church.

When: Saturday, June 2, 2012
Time: 2PM
Place: Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church
3901 State Route 711
Annandale, VA 22003

Light refreshments will be served.

Reec Akuak
Vice President

The South Sudanese Community, USA
Peace — Development — Community

202.656.TSSC (8772)
Office: 703.594.1003
Fax: 703.650.5060


Machar says creation of new more counties takes towns to the people

Posted: June 3, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

JUBA, 1 JUne 2012 – The government of South Sudan has said creating new more counties in the ten states of the newly founded country tallies with the vision of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party of taking towns to the people.
This was reiterated on Thursday by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, while receiving sketchy maps of the new proposed counties from Central Equatoria state in his office.
Dr. Machar who received the maps from the Deputy Governor of Central Equatoria state, Manase Lomole, said the best way to implement the policy of taking towns to the people is by creating more new counties that will make it possible to assemble and urbanize the rural populations, provide access and delivery of services to them.
Central Equatoria state is the second after Eastern Equatoria state to present their required sketchy maps with estimated populations and designated capitals for the proposed counties which are approved by the President.
The rest of the eight states have not yet responded to bring the required information.
The Office of the President has directed all the ten states governors to present the maps, estimated populations and designated capitals of their respective proposed new counties so that their establishment is issued.
Governors of the ten states for the last two years had presented lists of proposed counties in response to the growing demand to do so in the states. Large populations have complained of lack of access to the basic services due to their isolation from the present county headquarters and lower units called payam.
Currently South Sudan has 79 counties in total and more than 60 new counties are expected to be established this year.
South Sudan’s fiscal year budget will end on June 30 and the new fiscal year budget will begin on July 1, 2012. If established the government will have to make sure that the new counties are fitted into the next fiscal year’s budget.
Reported by James Gatdet Dak, Vice President’s Press Secretary