Archive for January 29, 2016

By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan

Riek Machar

Politics is hindering public investment in South Sudan

January 29, 2016 (SSB)  — Over the past four months, the inflation caused by devaluation of Currency has been the subject of powerful debate at the street of Juba city till now. But today, instead of dwelling on the economic risks, I would like to turn instead to another important topic that is the relationship between economic stability and peace in the country. It is my abiding credence that they are intimately tangled. If you lose one, you are likely to lose the other item. Peace is a necessary requirement for trade, sustained economic growth, and prosperity.

In turn, economic stability, and a rising prosperity that is broadly shared both within and among outside image foster peace. Ultimately, peace and prosperity feed on each other. I believe history teaches us this lesson. We all remember how the Countless Unhappiness created fertile ground for a devastating war. More recently, in many parts of the country, economic instability provoked political upheaval, social unrest, and conflict.


By Malith Alier, Juba, South Sudan

Khartuom and Juba warring

January 29, 2016 (SSB)  —  South Sudan is at a critical moment of peace implementation. The signing of peace agreement dubbed Compromise Peace Agreement (CPA) by rebels on 17th and by government on 26th August called for specific timelines to be observed in its implementation. There have to be a pre-transitional and transitional periods according to that agreement. Virtually, nothing was accomplished over the ninety day pre-transitional period specifically from 26th august to 26th November 2016.

The lacklustre pace of implementation by peace partners is cause for alarm in certain quarters at home and abroad. The pre-transitional period should have ended by the third week of November with certain tasks one of which is constitutional amendment accomplished. This has not happened and the country is in for a long wait as the SPLM/A-IO does not entertain formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNu) without Constitution.


By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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Jan 29, 2016 (SSB) — When we look at the past, simply we can recalled events of massive killings, rape, all forms of abuses, torturing, lost of friends and dear ones, properties; and all these incidents remained in the mind of people as severe wounds which need healing process and proper treatment, but our big problem in South Sudan, we lack many health facilities to address most of social problems, even campaigns and awareness for sanitation is a problem.

When we went through health and wholeness lectures last year, we found ourselves in risk; but with mental stresses, and confusion of thoughts, there is no single South Sudanese who can claim his/her freedom from the bondage of mental problems. Others may deny what is existing with them but the situation or environment can explain it much better!!!!


The greatest challenges to having a women mayor of Juba city and other top government position in the,   future, the situation in SSTV news part two (1-2)

By Lino Lual Lual

peace for RSS

January 29, 2016 (SSB)  —  Representation of equality and gender roles in the media and TV news has to be guided to build up a cult followership among South Sudanese female and the world audiences, feature  successful single career to gives room to a certain cultural anxiety about what these women represented socially and culturally. The freedom that these women enjoyed caused new anxieties and existential angst.

They have it all, they obsess with making wrong choices (bleaching their skins with cream) because they feel they might let the right man slip from under their nose (hence they must always be on the lookout), they believe that not catching a man at the right time might mean they have miss the chance of having a freedom world of today fearing loneliness and the stigma of remaining not loved.