Archive for January 18, 2016


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By Pal Chol, Juba, South Sudan

The current state of RSS

January 18, 2016 (SSB)  —  According to an insider within the IO advance team, some members of the Leadership council will travel on Tuesday to Pagak for consultation over the outstanding issues. There is now a bitter disagreement over the number of states. If not handled well, it is most likely to derail the agreement and the situation may turn volatile (God forbids).Besides, the redeployment of the security forces remains a thorny issue.

Michael Makwei who speaks for the government says it is impossible to revisit our position on the 28 states. This was decided in the periodic cabinet meeting chaired by Zol Kabiir himself, the creator of the states. The other issue of deep concern is that the IO team has been given an ultimatum to check out of the hotels by 21st instant. This is a serious development.

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By Manon Aleu Jok Aleu, New York, USA

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January 17, 2016 (SSB)  —-  South Sudan’s score of “violence extremism” ranked over 6 point out of ten –For the “Violent extremism” In the world.  So what is violent extremism? It refers to supporting or committing ideologically motivated violence to further social, economic, or political objectives. The process by which individuals become extremists is known as radicalization. How do we call or define the recently tribalistic radicalization ideology that associate with violence, hatred against other communities or specific group in the country in relation to the recent statement by H.E. James Wani during an SPLM Extra-ordinary Convention that so call Arrow Boys group have behaviors and attitudes of attacking indiscriminately against particular group or ethnicities  in the basis of tribalist hatred, this type of violence has no exemption from “violent extremists” behaviors and actions.

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