Archive for December 31, 2015

David Yau Yau’s New Year 2016 Gift to the Republic of South Sudan?

By PaanLuel Wel, Karatina, Kenya


David Yau-Yau, the Murle militia leader who led a military rebellion against the gov’t of South Sudan leading to the creation of the Greater Pibor Administrative of which he (Yau-Yau) has been appointed the administrator by President Kiir.

December 31, 2015 (SSB) — The National Courier, citing a purported UN source, reported that David Yau Yau has killed the father of Baba Medan, the former deputy governor of Jonglei state and the newly appointed governor of Boma state (GPAA):

Sources in Pibor including a leaked UN Situation Report indicates a tense situation in Pibor after unconfirmed reports that forces loyal to David Yauyau killed the father of newly appointed Governor of Boma State. It is alleged that Yauyau loyalists are furious that Yauyau was not made a governor. On Tuesday according to a leaked UN report, “30 meter long trench have been dug by armed personnel from David Yau Yau’s Cobra Faction close to their HQ and former UNMISS water point in Pibor main town. 60mm mortar gun stands are position in the trenches facing Likuangole. (The mortar range is approximately 1.5kms). Ammunition boxes are also placed in the trenches.” — Copyright © 2015 The National Courier


Welcome 2016 economy to South Sudan with your placards of 28 states, peace and devaluation of pound

By Garang Atem Ayiik, Juba, South Sudan




December 31, 2015 (SSB) — War started in December 2013, it last for 2 years caused by power struggle within the ruling party SPLM between His Excellency, President Salva Kiir, the chairman of the party and his deputy in SPLM Dr. Riek. IGAD mediated peace was signed late in 2015 and expected to be implemented in 2016.

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and Central Bank of South Sudan devalued pound from 3.16 to about 16.5 SSP per a dollar, a huge loss of pound’s value.

In Christmas eve, the President appointed governors to rule 28 states that he has created from10 states with objection from his peace’s partners and other citizens who sees a bad link with the economy. The authors of this article falls in the latter group.


Kalkuel State: A District of Rich History

Posted: December 31, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Ariik Atekdit, Columnists, Commentary, Contributing Writers

By Ariik Atekdit, Tonj, South Sudan

28 governors with president kiir

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

December 31, 2015 (SSB) — In the former British Colonial era in the Sudan; Kalkuel/Tonj had been one of the important and a strong economic strength for the British Empire in Africa. During the Second World War all the European colonies instructed their colonial areas to support them on War.

In the Sudan, Tonj District was reported to have helped so strongly in supporting the British Empire especially in the area of food logistic. Thousands of bulls and cows in the area were collected in Tonj District to be taken to warfront to support Britain on that war.

Another important district that supported on that war and ranking second after Tonj district in the Sudan is said to be: Yei River District in Equatoria Region. This proves that Tonj/Kalkuel is such a great and rich region even during the earlier days of our forefathers.


“Say what you mean and mean what you say.”

By Luel Yic, Kenya

corruption in Juba


December 31, 2015 (SSB) — Sometimes I wonder why some writers come up with some sandwich articles contain no mean, cheese or vegetable but garbage. They spend a lot of their time drafting, rewriting, revising etc. but in the end they give irrelevant information, which benefits nobody at all. One of these writers is Dr. Monykuch Maluk.

Allow me first to narrate what the name Monykuch means in Dinka dialect.