Archive for June 6, 2016


By Manyang David Mayar, Juba, South Sudan

riek machar at the Mali vs South Sudan game in Juba, June 2016

Dr. Riek Machar at the Mali vs South Sudan game in Juba, 4 June 2016

June 6, 2016 (SSB) —- On Saturday, First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar was delegated to open a football tournament between South Sudan’s bright stars and Mali at Juba National football Stadium. The most second powerful man in the country was accompanied by some other SPLM-IO top officials including his wife Angelina and Taban Deng.

There was a smell of military and power all around the ground. South Sudanese spectators and players were probably thrilled by the way high profiled leaders treated the game. But unfortunately, it turned out as if Machar presence and his IO team was a bad lack for bright stars and the nation as a whole.

First, it was the national anthem. Some minutes before the kick-off, the two teams had to pay allegiances to their respective countries by singing their national anthems. Visitors were allowed to do that first.

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Ramadan Kareem to you all, my Muslim Friends

Posted: June 6, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Columnists, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Pal Chol Nyan, Kampala, Uganda

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June 6, 2016 (SSB) — As the world begins fasting for the Holy month of Ramadan, I hope this Holy month will bring in the hope for a genuine and sustainable peace and stability in the whole world. It is my cherished hope as well that those who are butchering in cold blood innocent children, elderly and women in the middle East, Gulf, using Islam and in some parts of Africa where the tenets of leadership have slipped out of the hands of the dictators or those who are trying to be so by all means just because their eyes have been blindfolded by a blood quest for wealth and power will call it quits. I also call upon those who use name of Islam to cause anarchy and lawlessness in Somalia, Libya and the so-called jihadists who terrorise and behead people to refrain from doing so.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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This is Palotaka (Omere Camp) in Acholiland, EES (1994)….courtesy of Pende Ng’oong.

June 6, 2016 (SSB) — In part seven I want to explain the annex of part five and six on how hunger stroked Polataka Red army camp in 1991- 1992 and back the calendar of our horrible survival  days of unclean foods. To the best of my knowledge, at the beginning of 1990, and 1991, there was no hunger as we arrived in Polataka because humanitarian aids agencies do supplied the camp from Kenya,  Kapoeta ,and Torit to Polataka, and there was enough food for one and half year. In 1990 – 1994, Captain Philip Thon Leek, (he is now retired brigadier general), the former governor of Jonglei State (2005 -2007), and the current MP representing Duke Constituency in National legislative Assembly in Juba was the humanitarian director and a member of SRRA/SRRC.

And Kapoeta had fallen in the hand of Khartoum in 1991, the road from Kenya to Torit, SPLA/M headquarters in that time was blocked by Khartoum army and severest hunger strikes Polataka. Before the camp became worse, I have good memories of that situation indeed; four of us used to share small bowls of food or bean for breakfast or lunch and meal. If one of friends whom you are sharing that bowl is not available and three of you are present, the food in bowl is divided by cross and you eat straight downwards so that other part remained for your colleague. We couldn’t imagine the whole camp suffered lots and the children ate the number of absolutely worst foods that we cheat our meals and diets suppose our fathers would have built for us while at homes.

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Ranting about the infinite disgusting state of this Country will make one develop unnecessary ulcers for nothing, trust me – I have chosen fairytale today to save myself from that

By Kon Joseph Leek, Juba, South Sudan

corruption and rebellion in RSS

Corruption and rebellion in South Sudan

June 6, 2016 (SSB) — Once upon a time, there lived three friendly animals, Hyena, Leopard and Lion [all carnivorous]. They lived in a vast rhododendron somewhere by the Riverside [River Nile].Their drinking place was a shallow stream, kind of a ford said to be connected to the Nile.

One morning, they woke up hungry and therefore thought of going for hunting which they all agreed. So, they went for hunting across that small stream. They ran, prowled, rushed and stopped, roared and snarled over anything for the whole day and the result was futile, not did they get just a mouse!

Returning back to their dwelling hungry and thirsty, they walked back not talking to themselves, just a deadly silence, they could only hungrily yawn. Their silence was barely interrupted by the beautiful lullaby of the nightingales that were singing in the wilderness– and this helped them pushed their way forward.

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The current status on the implementation of the peace agreement

Posted: June 6, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Commentary, Junub Sudan

By Thok Chuni Yok Kuai, Juba, South Sudan

June 6, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudanese leaders are not yet implemented the following, according to the discussion between the President Salva Kiir and’s two vice presidents.

  1. Dr Riek Machar Teny the first vice president and James Wani Igga the second vice president on 03 June 2016, the meeting talk about the Transitional national legislative assembly to be formed as soon as possible. The leaders are waiting for the nominees (MPS) of the other political parties.
  2. Presidential advisors have been agreed to be (19) presidential advisors who are already appointed by the president SPLM/A-IO to have (6) presidential advisors and (FDS) other political parties to have (3) Presidential advisors.

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