Archive for January 7, 2016

By Daniel Majack Kuany, Juba, South Sudan

Happy new year 2016

January 7, 2016 (SSB)  —  In a series of surprise decisions issued in the form of Presidential decrees or Orders, from the President’s Office, the year brought landmark changes in the gubernatorial leadership in which citizens boldly witnessed President Salva Kiir exercising his constitutionally mandated powers by relieving elected governors. Among the affected governors by the decrees were Major. General Clement Wani Konga of Central Equatoria State, Colonel Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro of Western Equatoria as well as removing Brigadier Simon Kuon Pouch of Upper Nile State. The president also issued another separate decree appointing caretakers.


By Kur Wel Kur, Adelaide, Australia

resources allocation

taking town to the village???

Dear my fellow South Sudanese,

The story of the creation is told million times, and the wonders in it are explored since our world came into existence. However, I am just reminding you in this letter. So, in order to coexist as people of South Sudan we must adopt the simplicity in the complex creation as our second language.


By Bol Khan, Juba, South Sudan

28 governors with president kiir

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

As all eyes, all over the world, are on South Sudan; the New Year, 2016 is expected to be a year of peace for South Sudanese people. If and only if: Implementations of the Peace Agreement signed last year but brokered by the regional bloc, IGAD can go smoothly. However, will the IGAD-PLUS Compromise peace agreement entirely, be implemented as very much being expected? This is one of the pressing questions one needs to ask in this piece! As we all know, that fragile peace document was regionally designed so that it must twist 2016 to be a year of peace for South Sudanese people. But the practical implementation of the peace agreement is now standing before a BIG question mark! To be or not to be; implemented!! I know, while it is precisely clear to many including the author, it is also equally unclear enough to many other whether or not the South Sudan’s current rulers not leaders will live up (all) to the agreement they signed in August last year.