Archive for February 4, 2015


By Wayi Godwill

President Uhuru Kenyatta: We witnessed the signing of the SPLM Reunification Agreement between South Sudan President Salva Kiir, Dr. Riek Machar and Mr. Deng Alor Kuol which was overseen by Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete in Arusha, Tanzania. The signing of the agreement will help the SPLM work together. The framework will reunite the party which many South Sudanese had placed their hopes on. Some of us have been involved in this particular process since the beginning of the crisis, and indeed it has been very agonizing at times to see leaders unable to talk to one another and yet they were the same leaders the people of South Sudan depended on to guide the young republic after struggling for many years. We hope that the instruments that have been signed here will form the basis of bringing about peace in South Sudan which is the hope of the South Sudan and the East Africa region as a whole.

Arusha reunification agreement

February 4, 2015 (SSB)  Evil is condemned both on earth and in heaven, evidenced by the biblical Lucifer being thrown down from God during the battle in heaven.

After the mid-December 2013 incident, Riek Machar clearly stated that he was fighting against gross political intolerable injustices practiced by Kiir’s government. Later, we realize that the peace talk’s agenda deviated from the need for reforms in the country to pushing for executive positions. This inconsistency has repeatedly distorted the peace processes yet life is missing day by day.

It is clear from these dynamics that Riek rebelled in protest of his being sucked off from the position of Vice President and used obvious tricks to get disciples.

The practice is not a new episode on earth; history has shown that evil has ever been rewarded with good that is why such scenarios continue to occur. Rewarding evil condones perpetrators to promote the game. Peace brokers have never ever put this reality into consideration as they mediate worrying parties. They only look at what either party feels pleased of in the peace table.

At the dawn of the CPA, Riek was reabsorbed into the SPLM when James Wani Igga relinquished his position to him for the sake of peace. This has shown Igga as a patriotic citizen of this Country, even during this baseless war he continues to exercise utmost neutrality. We never heard him one time giving a hate speech against any tribe, whether in privacy or in public.

The current direction of the discussion seems to be gearing towards the same incident. There is a famous saying “A wise man learns from his mistake”. If Igga never appeased Riek at the dawn of the CPA, the story of this country would have probably been in the opposite.
This poses a question of whether or not Igga will succumb. This may also one time make him think in the direction of Riek for counter-reward.

As said above, rendering evil with good will continue to keep this country in tatters. Evil is an immoral act that destroys human dignity and it has to be treated relentlessly.

As negotiations go on, the agenda should be that, that can make every citizen enjoy but not individuals lobbying for VIP positions at the cost of others.
If the negotiation team thinks rewarding Riek with the seat of James Wani Igga is the solution to the current crisis, then this is unjustified to the people of this nation and to Igga himself.
So Equatorians are to be permanently sacrificed at the alter or power struggle!

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Greater Bor Community Leaders: When are you Going to Address the Perennial Murle’s Cattle Raiding Activities in your Area, Once and For All?

By Biar D’Chol Biar, USA

Five people have been brutally murdered and three others injured in fresh cattle raid in Jalle Payam of Bor County. Over 3,000 herds of cattle were looted when 900 armed youth from Murle attacked Jalle Payam. 2,000 cattle have been recovered meanwhile 1,000 more have been lost to the raiders. The survivors who sustained critical injuries being healed at Bor state hospital include Mr. Akech Ajak with 4 gun shoots wounds, 93 year old woman-Awel Deng Anyuon, and Kok Ajith Manyiel.

Five people have been brutally murdered and three others injured in fresh cattle raid in Jalle Payam of Bor County. Over 3,000 herds of cattle were looted when 900 armed youth from Murle attacked Jalle Payam. 2,000 cattle have been recovered meanwhile 1,000 more have been lost to the raiders. The survivors who sustained critical injuries being healed at Bor state hospital include Mr. Akech Ajak with 4 gun shoots wounds, 93 year old woman-Awel Deng Anyuon, and Kok Ajith Manyiel.

February 4, 2015 (SSB)  The recent incident of Juet’s cattle raiding is nerve-racking & hard to swallow. Last year, the government rushed to reward this criminal: David Yau Yau with Greater Pibor administration area (GPAA), of which he’s now in charge, but fails to control his intractable tribe. It was then,speculated that this tribe wouldn’t bother their neighbors if they are given their own administrative area, but it was deadly wrong miscalculated perception by the government!

Honestly, I’m not exacting sure whether the government did this for the fear of losing to SPLA-IO, or there was hidden agenda in appeasing David Yau Yau with GPAA. And now, the murle still looting Greater Bor community’s properties and abduct their children. A month ago, the cattle raiding happened at pawoi, Twic East County, but it was treated as such by MPs in Juba.

And yesterday, it torches Jalle, Bor County, and will be treated as if nothing happened. Now, where’s David Yau Yau, who claimed the responsibilities of GPAA? Why isn’t he doing something to stop his own nomadic people?

To Greater Bor Community, The cattle raiding & child abduction by Murle had been going on for centuries. This tribe had done innumerable damages in our community, in which we’ve lost great people defending our homes & children. Nevertheless, the Greater Bor community leaders and youths had never addressed this burning issue.

The community hasn’t done anything to quell this situation forever, and it’ll never stop anytime soon. It’s either the whole community decides to capitulate the cattle to the murle like what Anyuak had done, or come up with a better solution to address this issue from this madden tribe, and free ourselves and future progenies.

But, makes no mistake, this tribe wouldn’t stop invading our homes and abduct our children, either now or in the future if nothing is being done. Nothing will ever stop them, period!  The only way to stop them is to look for the alternative solutions. However, in recent years, we’ve become enfeeble community of which I don’t know if we’re afraid to confront murle, or we don’t seem to care of the lives we’ve been losing everyday.

What I’ve noticed nowadays is that, we kept mouth piecing at each other; calling ourselves with silly names we had ever learned from foreign languages; saying Bor County is this…Twic County is that…And Duk County is so and so forth…But afraid to confront Murle with their cowardice acts. We had only become too good at breaking each other nerves & bones, but become bystanders at the issues obliterating our community. So, when are we going to stop this maddening & sickening issue,and address it?

The Greater Bor leaders immure themselves in Juba; busy with their own lives; saying that they’re well educated, and left their homes being raided and looted by murle. They seem not to care about the people that chose them to be their leaders. All they do in towns is eavesdropping; going around gossiping to other communities’ politicians; tearing themselves apart, then later on thrown away like trash bins when they’ve done damages to themselves. And that’s the only thing our leaders seem to be good at it nowadays, of which I never heard or seen before.

However, when any payam had been attacked by murle; its people killed, these politicians & church leaders waited for funerals to attend, and made rhetorical & diabolical speeches that don’t delivered anything. And when funerals ceremonies are done, they return to Juba and kept quit. They failed to meet and strategize some solutions that’ll protect their people back at homes. Really? When can you become the people’s leaders? And to assure you, you become leaders in Juba because of the people at villages.

But if you left them alone at villages to be finished by their enemies, do you think you’ll be leaders again in Juba? Absolutely not! So stop your shameful act, and save your own people at the villages at any cost!I’m sickened and tired to hear our people being killed & looted by their enemies, and you’re being silenced in Juba and everywhere as their leaders.  When are you going to act? At your graveyards or when your souls are in heaven?

Lastly, when the government asks you to disarm your villages, you rush and brutally beat the youths to death, when they refused to hand over their guns, due to their fear that murle will come, and take away their cattle. However, when you successfully disarmed them, you fail to help them when they’re in needs of help as they watch murle driving away with their valuable assets. What’s wrong with you people in Juba?

You either relinquish those seats to the youth, to choose their own leaders to make decisions of what to do to quell this situation or do something to stop murle from abducting our children and cattle in Greater Bor area. It’s with a great shame; seeing you in suits always going home, and campaign of your own seats, and when you’re elected, you return to Juba & forgot about them;leaving them to die at the hands of these criminals, but not saying anything in the parliament when they lost their assets.

Now, it’s time to act, otherwise, this community will be finished at your watch! It’s never too late to save our community!

© 2015, Biar D’Chol Biar

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An Effects of Unemployment on South Sudan Economy

Posted: February 4, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Business, Contributing Writers, Economy

By Gabriel Gai Deng Biar, Nairobi, Kenya

February 4, 2015 (SSB)  Unemployment means being out of job or a situation where the individual is willing to work but has none. This had severely rested on South Sudanese youths as most of the productive generation were left unemployed by their politicians whom some of them turned rebels, a move youths considered as scapegoat from Justice, when their impunity was lifted and prone to prosecution. These effects of unemployment on our economy brought about the following;

Unemployment in South Sudan had led to huge financial costs as the country’s huge population is unemployed hence unable to pay taxes in large scale which the government would have directed into developmental activities. It has been to no avail, for many government officials since 2005 failed to meet the reasons why South Sudanese scarified their lives for more than five decades.

Therefore, our nation not only has to deal with the lost income and decreased production but also with additional cost.The spending power of an unemployed person and his/her family decreases drastically as they would have nothing to spend which and in turn affects the economy adversely.

Increase spending power of the employed as research indicate that 75% of South Sudanese are Nilotic speaking group, a group whom its behavior encourage high rate of dependency making the few working class to over spend their income on the huge and needy relatives . Investment opportunities on other hand are compromised due to overspending of the incomes .

South Sudan’s economy has been plunged into recession which had increase rates of unemployment and had significantly affected other economic factors, such as: the income per person, health costs, quality of health-care, standard of leaving and poverty. World bank and other developmental Institutions had warned South Sudan about increase of rate of poverty which is the main caused of the failed economy.

The question we should ask, is whether to remain with our dwindling economy or we do something about it, I believe no one would want to remain in such an economy but no one knows how to do it, this dilemma of not growing our economy justified my claim on the 10 reasons why Dr Lual Acuek would be our savior to our dwindling economy.

Author is an incoming financial analyst and can be reached at gabrielbiar39@gmail.com, facebook Gai Deng

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