Archive for December 29, 2015

By Daniel Atem Manyuon (Atem’sijin)

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Time for peace in South Sudan?

December 29, 2015 (SSB) — This question has been resounding in my mind since the starting of the conflict that was blamed on the attempted coup; I am not disputing neither am I admitting that there was a coup in Juba because it is none of my business and it also seems to be a closed chapter since we are talking on how to share the cake, however, my business is whether my being a dinka can put me on one side of the conflict!

I have seen a lot of nuisance going on about this conflict and one undeniable fact is that it is taken as a tribal war on both sides; if that is the case then we shall kill ourselves until the end of the world because we see things at a tribal angle than at a political angle.

I know there is absolute love for one’s tribe but there are places where we can practice that, and when it comes to love for a tribe I am not exceptional because I love my tribe beyond reasonable doubt. What does the leadership of a politician have to do with me?



Posted: December 29, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan


“There is something call community based approach. We shall sit with the community and decide the priority for our people. Is it road, health centre or school?” Col. Philip Aguer, the newly appointed governor of the newly decreed Jonglei State, has spoken out his very sound bookish plans.

And that is why I have resisted the temptation of not speaking out my mind on this 28 states’ saga as late as on the 28th day of December.

fighting However, I got exactly the same plans when I interviewed Governor Philip Thon Leek for ‘The Southern Eye Newspaper’ 14 years ago, then Governor Kuol Manyang for my magazine 5 years later. What happened? No political will to fund those projects from Juba by the time 1 dollar was trading at 2 SSD? So the talk of taking towns to the villages today is but a political gimmick to divert the attention from…

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By Ariik Atekdit, Tonj, South Sudan

28 governors swearing in ceremony in Juba

The swearing in ceremony of 28 governors in Juba, South Sudan, 29 Dec 2015

December 29, 2015 (SSB) — In October when President Kiir issued an order NO 36/2015 establishing new 28 states in the country; I took my admirable time to comment on the creation of the new Tonj State. At first I am a supporter of more states in South Sudan. And so in that article, I complained that Tonj region was disappointed by the creators of the new 28 states by making it one big state instead of splitting it into two.

Of course; my complaint was a people call not my own, and I however, did it personally to make their voice heard. It was a genuine complaint that needs to be pursued till the two rightful states in the area are authentically achieved but not until recently we were surprised with the appointment of only 28 governors.


Letter of Congratulations to Governors Philip Aguer Panyang Jot

Posted: December 29, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Letters, Press Release

Letter of Congratulations to HE. Col Philip Aguer Panyaang

December 28, 2015

Agwer panyang Jot

Governor Philip Agwer Panyang Jot of Jonglei

His Excellency Col. Philip Aguer Panyaang

Governor-Elect, Jonglei State

Federal Republic of South Sudan

Your Excellency,

December 29, 2015 (SSB) — On behalf of the Bor-based Twich East Youth Welfare Association (TEYWA), and the entire membership of the Twich East community in Jonglei State, we wish to congratulate you for a well-deserved appointment as the Governor of new Jonglei State.


G-10 Press Release on the 28 Governors

Posted: December 29, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Press Release

SPLM FPD Press Release on the 28 governors (PDF)

By Rev. Jacob Deng Garang, Melbourne, Australia

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Time for peace in South Sudan?

Dear fellow compatriots,

December 29, 2015 (SSB) — My aim in writing this is to encourage people to know the importance of living in an ethical way, in accordance with Christian values, and to pray for our land and the people who are governing the country, or the leaders of the time.

Now is the time for peace and rebuilding. God has planned a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). I want to let people know that there is a time for everything. A time for birth, a time for death, a time for war, and a time for peace. This is a time for peace.


By Madhieu Thiep Madhieu, Kampala, Uganda

December 29, 2015 (SSB) — On the 10/Oct/2015, a driver belonging to the caretaker governor of Warrap state was murdered by armed youths during the outbreak of the recent Tonj east inter communal conflict. The driver felt under attack when he was heading to Romic headquarters in a convoy of three vehicles without military escort on that day of sectional clashes.

The incidence happened in a place called Langchok which was the scene of fierce fighting, where the driver was first stop by angrily youths, just to alert him of the hostile situation ahead, but he undermined the command and continued driving. The situation on that spot was fragile and intense as gunshots were still heard on the main road leading to county headquarters.


South Students League in Uganda: Response to Makuei Aguer’s Claims

Posted: December 29, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Press Release


By South Sudanese Students League in Uganda (SSSLU) Kampala-Uganda

December 29, 2015 (SSB)  —  Gallant South Sudanese, fellow countrymen and women, I greet you in the names of the Almighty God and the Republic of South Sudan. It is my hope that this message finds you safe and sound. In everything said, there is always a hidden truth, and because lies are stronger than the truth, the truth tends to be hidden in the heap of lies.