Archive for June 5, 2016

By David Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

ministers, TGONU

Ministers, transitional government of national unity

June 5, 2016 (SSB) —- In the last two articles I argued against IGAD’s timeframe for TGoNU.  If the responses I have got from some learned citizens through emails as well as from a few politicians I came across are anything to go by, it seems that many of them have seen the bigger picture I am trying to project. Most have agreed on the extension of TGoNU’s lifespan to five years instead of the currently remaining two. They also agreed that the volume of work ahead requires uninterrupted political continuity and collective leadership of the country.

Call it ‘hijacking the state by force of arms’ or whatever scientific phrase you choose for the current situation, the fact remains what it is: any change of guards in the coming few years will not be peaceful because the country is only sovereign in name. There is neither inter-state economic linkages for people to trade and know each other nor political culture of mutual tolerance which characterize interactions in most sovereign countries. We are virtually still a group of isolated tribes calling ourselves a nation-state.


Weeps the Pomegranate Tree

Posted: June 5, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Poems.

By Riak Marial Riak, Yei, South Sudan

And he moved down the descending


Seeing his small shadow diminishing

Running so quick down the pomegranate


Which had grown on a blue hill

His mouth was soft

For the kiss he had given the leaves

Was like blissful lips of Angelica