Archive for January 5, 2016

Dear my fellow South Sudanese,

By Kur Wel Kur, Adelaide, Australia


The fruition of the CPA

January 5, 2016 (SSB)  —  I won’t take long introducing aspects in this letter. I will go straight into the ways I believe we must follow to find ourselves. These ways are what I called the four languages. We must understand and speak them as South Sudanese. Here they are: Empathy, Diversity, God’s creation and Hard-work.

So, my dear South Sudanese…

EMPATHY is a word whose origin and meaning originated from Greek, which means:

“The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.”


List of SPLM-IO MPs Appointed by Dr. Riek Machar

Posted: January 5, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Press Release

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List of MPs Appointed by Dr. Riek Machar of the SPLM-IO

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On Economy: People’s Expectations for Jonglei State Governor, Philip Aguer Panyang

By Samuel Reech Mayen, Kampala, Uganda

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taking town to the village, people???

January 5, 2016 (SSB)  —  The new state of Jonglei is one of the poorest states in the Republic of South Sudan. The insecurity, unwillingness of the young generation to work coupled with lack of government policies for production saw the previous old Jonglei sliding down to its knees economically. This economic retardation has been inherited by the new state.

Having just discussed how the new Leadership of Hon. Philip Aguer is expected to curb insecurity, the second priority that needs to be addressed is the issue of severe poverty. All these priorities slightly overlapped. The economic activities begin when the security measures are properly setup. In general term, people cannot talk of economic growth when the citizens are not assured of their safety in their villages.


By James Okuk, PhD, Juba, South Sudan

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Time for peace in South Sudan?

January 5, 2016 (SSB)  —  The month of January was originally named by the Ancient Greek to signify a god of double heads: one head facing forward to a bright future and another head facing backward to a dark past. This Greek nomenclature mythology seems to be making sense with the current situation of the Republic of South Sudan under the confusing SPLM regime that has not learn the dignity of revering credibility and truth.

The SPLM leaders have even spoiled the communist favorable term of ‘comrade’ which has now come to connote a ‘thief of public money’ – corruption –  in the one-party dominated government. That is why some common South Sudanese react offendedly these days if you happen to call them ‘comrades’ as this liberation virtue got blown away by wind of kleptocracy.


By Abraham Majur Mading, Kampala, Uganda

28 swallowed 21 states

January 5, 2016 (SSB)  —  One day there was a question on whether women in South Sudan should be allowed to work or not was randomly put out to correspondents on the appointment of the current 28 state governors. Several men had mixed feelings that women may become governors where there was a, eyes, but, would not follow.