Archive for June 4, 2012

By Paanluel Wel.

Whereas this article from Rev. Mou  is a great read, it may not necessarily be the case that there is any correlation between “naming” controversy and the well-documented mass defection of senior pastors from the Episcopal Church to other denominations. The senior pastors, like their counterparts in the SPLM/A, defected due to bitter power struggle over leadership within the Church.

While the “naming” controversy was a concurrent issue of the time,  it may not explain why Rev. Daniel Daau Deng (Kong’oor), Rev. Philip Ang’ony Chol (Bor)  and Rev. John Machaar Thon (Dukeen), who were then the most senior pastors below Bishop Nathaniel Garang, defected from the ECS. If anything, may be only the case of Rev. Peter Bol Arok could be explained in term of his opposition to “Kong’oor” Diocese.

The new mass defections among the ranks of the ECS pastors occasioned by the election of Bishop Akuurdit Ng’ong has nothing to do with “naming right” whatsoever. It was a consequent of a power struggle between Rev. Akuurdit Ng’ong, who was very close to and favored by Bishop Nathaniel Garang, and Rev. Nathaniel Bol Nyok, who was very close to and favored by the majority of youthful pastors within the Bor Diocese. Rev. Bol Nyok followers, after the election, refused to accept defeat and decided to defect to the Lutheran Church.

Though visibly disgruntled with the Mother Church, both Rev. Bol Nyok, who lost out to Bishop Akuurdit Ng’ong of Bor Dioeces, and Rev. Mark Atem Thuch, who lost out to Bishop Diing Ajang Malangdit of Twic East Diocese, have decided to play it cool: neither have they defected and nor are they longer as active in the Church Administration as they used to be in the past.

Moreover, there seem to be no more bickering over “Kong’oor” Diocese after it was officially renamed as “Twic East” Diocese. The understanding was that Kong’oor Payaam will have a chance in the future to have their own diocese which they can name however they would wish without offending anyone.

Khartoum welcomes Juba’s decision to expel Sudanese rebels

Posted: June 4, 2012 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

A time for reflection on Sudan
Durham Herald Sun
Martin Vuni of South Sudan visited the United States last week, nearly a month before the country commemorates its first-year anniversary as the world’s newest nation. After more than 20 years of civil conflict, South Sudan became an independent 
South Korea finances Ethiopia-Sudan power project
Sudan Tribune
June 3, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) – The South Korean government has approved Ethiopia a soft loan amounting $80 million to support part of the Ethiopia-Sudan electric power transmission line construction and expansion project. According to the state utility, 
Response to MP Lual Diing Wol Claim On Bor Dinka Domination of Interior Ministry
By Ayuen John Atem-Juba, 3 June 2012 This is my upset response to the ultimatum claims and allegation levelled or put forward by the appointed member of South Sudan National Legislative Assembly Honorable Lual Diing Wol, who publicly accuses Bor Dinka 
What Could Be the Motive of the US Bureau of Democracy Report?
If you are a national of Republic of South Sudan or a foreigner but acquainted with the situation inSouth Sudan and you read the report published by Sudan tribune website last week purportedly said to be filed by The Bureau of Democracy, 
Barely One in Ten Women Is Knowledgeable About HIV/Aids
By Susan Athiei Mangar, 3 June 2012 According to the research carried out by the Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics & Evaluation (SSCCSE), Ministry of Health (MOH) of household survey 2010, barely one out of every ten women in South Sudan has 
Direct negotiations between Sudan, South Sudan to begin on Monday: media
KHARTOUM, June 4 (Xinhua) — Sudan and South Sudan on Monday are to begin direct negotiations on outstanding issues in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa under the mediation of African Union (AU), Khartoum’s Al-Sahafa daily reported.
Du opens lines for customers to call South Sudan
AME Info
Adding more to its customer experience and furthering its global connectivity, Du has announced the pricing for calls to The Republic of South Sudan. Customers can now call South Sudan, which became an independent state in July 2011, 
Khartoum welcomes Juba’s decision to expel Sudanese rebels
Sudan Tribune
June 3, 2012 — Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) welcomed Sunday a decision by theSouth Sudanese government to expel Sudanese rebels from its territory. But, Juba denied the measure saying there are no insurgents to push out.
South Sudan officials have stolen $4 billion: president
JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese officials have “stolen” an estimated $4 billion of public money and should return it to salvage the young nation’s reputation and help lift its people out of poverty, the president said in a letter seen on Monday.
S.Sudan asks govt officials to return stolen money
AP JUBA, South Sudan — In a letter that reveals a shocking level of government corruption, South Sudan President Salva Kiir is asking more than 75 former and current senior government officials to return an estimated $4 billion in stolen funds to the 
South Sudan hopeful of reaching deal with Sudan over post independent issues
Sudan Tribune
June 3, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan on Sunday expressed optimism in regard to the ongoing negotiations chaired by the African Union High Implementation Panel on Sudan and South in Ethiopian Capital of Addis Ababa. A senior official told Sudan Tribune on 
Airlift of S Sudanese to end this week
Ethnic South Sudanese board a plane to fly home at Sudan’s Khartoum airport in May. The last flight in an airlift of about 12 000 ethnic South Sudanese, ordered to leave by local authorities in Sudan, is to take off this week (AFP) Khartoum – The last 
Human rights groups condemn SPLA’s harrassment of Sudan Tribune journalist
Sudan Tribune
June 3, 2012 (LONDON) – Sudan Tribune’s correspondent in Bentiu the capital of Unity State was detained and questioned by South Sudan’s army three times between Thursday 1 and Saturday 3 June in relation to an article published on 31 May: ‘Over 500 
Lessons From Rwanda As Nation Grows Into Hub
Kigali, Rwanda — South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation is determined to move fast to catch up with older and long established nations despite the persistent bullying from her Northern neighbour, Sudan. At the recently concluded IFC and World Bank