Archive for December 12, 2015

By Umba Peter Bosco, Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr. Riek Machar and his wife, Angelina Teny, now appointed defense minister of the SPLM-IO

December 12, 2015 (SSB)  —-  The fact that the Government of South Sudan has done little to effectively engage some of the few educated women in politics and governance, Dr. Machar’s Pangak bed-room politics, to say the least, is worse than President Kiir’s decree increasing the number of states from ten to twenty eight.

Put together, both decisions to appoint one’s own bed-partner and conspicuously violate the peace agreement by creating more states prior to establishment of a transitional government are typical political miscalculations. Neither President Kiir nor Dr. Machar owes the people of South Sudan any credit for their decisions.


By Abel Majur Leek, Bor, Jonglei State

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Corruption in South Sudan

December 12, 2015 (SSB)  —-  I have heard different stories about people who lost their phones either by their own carelessness or by no fault of theirs. I, also have lost my phone once, but the focus will be on ways to checkmate re-use of stolen phones. Imagine you trying to shop in a large mall or market and before you are done with your shopping, your phone is gone. The truth is that your phone can be stolen anywhere, office, bus, mall, stadium etc.

One thing we should know, for those who do not know, is that virtually every phone has an anti-theft feature. This anti-theft feature helps the owner of the phone to prevent the person who stole the phone from using it. It also allows the owner to send messages to the stolen phone to either block, delete stored data or damage the phone.


By Malith Alier, Juba, South Sudan

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The incoming President Dr. Pombe Maghufuli with the outgoing President Kikwete

December 12, 2015 (SSB)  —-  The year 2015 goes down in history as the year in which fundamental changes take place from east to west, south and north of the African continent. That means that political and economic situations of the continent will never be the same again.

Issues like democracy, corruption, rights violation could be things of the past if the current trajectory is sustained. This author looks at what is going on in western and eastern parts of Africa, specifically in Nigeria and Tanzania.