Archive for May 18, 2016


“Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear’’

By Abel Majur Leek, Bor, Jonglei State

Nuer white army

South Sudan Rebels: Nuer White Army Fighters

May 18,2016 (SSB) — Here are roughly two categories of people involved in any electoral process. In the first category we have the very few that actively seek office and each one works to get as much vote as he or she can get; these are the candidates. By the way, the word candidate comes from candidātus (in Latin dressed in white) because in ancient Rome, those seeking office were dressed in white togas. The second category is made of the very many who have to vote for the very few in the first category, they are the voters and each voter has only one vote to manage.

By the end of any election, candidates will become either winners or losers. Whatever they become by virtue of their election results, all candidates have one thing in common: they are and remain rational because they are always clear about and conscious of their roles and position, they never forget what they want and they work actively to get it.

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By Yach Atiop Yach, Juba, South Sudan

salary

salary

May 18, 2016 (SSB) — If you carry out a surveys or opinion polls today or ask any South Sudanese irrespective of his/her education level about the two almost synonymous terminologies of “Black Market” and “Presidential Decrees”. They will not disappoint you because each knows these terms very much than you have thought like ladies knowing how to care for their pedicures despite the current economic hit in Juba and South Sudan in general. I too became aficionado of the two great terminologies as of recent time due to the necessities attached to them.

For black market, the lime light of any robust economy is, if financial systems and policies put in place are correctly adhered and treasured by those who are entrusted to superintends them and keep an eye to those who wish to manipulate them with impunity at expense of a country. These policies can be jointly monitored by Finance ministry and Central Bank or singly monitored by the Central Bank as it is constitutionally mandated to enforce them without lapses or loopholes though the can be avoided. But this is the case in South Sudan were absence of them have given rise to the so call “Black Market” which became a new phenomenon and somehow synonymous to presidential decree to an average South Sudanese either literate or not.

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By Petero Kɔ̈ɔ̈r Bullen, Juba, South Sudan

Cattle keeper in Jonglei [photo] Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch

Cattle keeper in Jonglei [photo] Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch

May 18, 2016 (SSB) — In central Bor, there lives a man called Getwer, he was a cattle keeper who keeps his cattle in the byre rather than the cattle camp, and he has approximately sixty herds in the Byre. He always loves to stay and grace alone hoping that when time come for his herds to multiply, he may gain influence to talk, command and rules in his community. Among the herds is one bull that mounts the cows.

Remember in the lives of Jiɛ̈ɛ̈ŋ, a bull is an asset and it is a symbol of pride if you have one. For that matter, Getwer happen to groom the bull thereby making it acquiescent to him. The bull enjoy all the privileges of grooming, several songs were composed in praise and glorification of the bull. It became human-like in it character of response.  By the end of forty eight months, a bullock was born. It grew up under intensive care and adoration like the first bull until it maturation time.

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Forgiveness does not change what was done to South Sudanese, but will change us instead of an eye for an eye reaction, we respond in God’s love

By Lino Lual Lual, Juba, South Sudan

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May 18, 2016 (SSB) — Love both your enemies and your friend’s enemies. It is a teaching that is central to all that Jesus did and said. Whatever you think about the war in Iraq, Rwanda and South Sudan are devastating. I understand people have fought with the weapons they have available to them that have cause grave destruction in the region and their weapons are simpler, still I can hardly believe that we in our day and age are watching people being guillotined.

What does it mean to see again the same people who did this coming back? There, some of us in our families lost fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters and also have suffered abuse and violence. What does it mean to love those who have done this to us?

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