Archive for June 7, 2016

Salva Kiir and Riek Machar: South Sudan Needs Truth, Not Trials

Posted: June 7, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in History, Junub Sudan

South Sudan Needs Truth, Not Trials

By SALVA KIIR and RIEK MACHAR

'HUGGABILITY TEST' FOR SALAAM FI JUNUB E SUDAN! WILL THIS GOOD OLD DAYS' BROTHERHOOD RETURN TO US AGAIN? What if Kiir comes out to hug Riek on arrival? Will their 'looternants' not fall down and collapse? Which pair do you believe will collapse first among the following? 1- Michael Makuei hugging Lado Gore 2- Paul Malong with Gatwech Dual 3- Ezekiel Lol hugging Peter Bashir 4- Taban Deng hugging Nhial 4- Mabior Garang hugging Lul Ruai 5- Akol Paul with Puot Kang 6- Gordon Buay hugging Jesus Deng 7- Mama Ayendit hugging Mandit Angelina 8- Dookdit (in Bor) hugging Nyabathdit (in PoC1) 9- Dak Kueth hugging Bany-Bith 10- Yoweri Museveni hugging Omar Bashir 11- Barrack Obama hugging Vladimir Put-in 12- Add yours here... 13- Add yours here... NB: Oops sorry, I forgot in the picture: 15- That Longbody-(guard) hugging this Tallbody-(guard). This is for LOL (but not State or Ezekiel)!

June 7, 2016 (NYT)  —  JUBA, South Sudan — Building a nation is not an easy task. We know this because it is our life’s work.

We once fought together as brothers to win independence for South Sudan from the north. When our new country was born in 2011, we were full of hope. We believed we could move forward as one nation. Yet we then realized that what bonded our people in their quest for freedom was the struggle itself; what held us together in combat could not be so easily sustained in peace.

South Sudan descended into a conflict lasting over two years. By its end, tens of thousands of people had died and over a million and a half were displaced. We are committed to ensuring that our country never again goes through a civil war. After a peace agreement signed in August 2015, we have come together as brothers once more in government, as president and first vice president. Even with our differences — in fact, because of them — we are determined to reconcile our communities and create unity.

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Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures; but where are Drastic Measures to Rescue the Suffering Civil Population in the Republic of South Sudan?

By Luka Geng Geng, Wau, South Sudan

young girl with a gun

A young lady with a gun on guard during Governor Philip Aguer visit to Anyidi payam, Bor County, Jan 2016

June 7, 2016 (SSB) —- While we look in to the future of our country, we must also not forget to learn from the past; taking this country in our recent past perspective, we may note down the huge differences from today, in the past few years after independence in July 2011 South Sudan should be a country full of hope for freedom, prosperity, bright future and hope for no more suffering. Instead, the country found itself in the grip of a massive, man-made humanitarian crisis. Despite the fact that handful peace agreements were signed between the government and rebels, with the most recent one being the ARCISS peace in August 2015, the suffering of civil population still deteriorating as that couldn’t end sooner to our expectations.

The repercussion of December 15, 2013 Juba coup attempt coupled with the economic crisis which is extremely felt today is a far cry from the scenes few years back when the entire nation took to the street in jubilation to celebrate the hard won independence. Everybody thought that the suffering has come to its ending on that very day after when the country became an independent state in the hands of merciless Arabs. Nevertheless, the young nation continued to be stormed and shaped only by violence, violence towards civilians has been widespread, including several reported attacks by unknown gun man, kidnapping, murdering cases, massive displacement, raging human rights violations and dire food shortages which all amounts to untold suffering of our civil population.
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IMF to TGONU: Implement the peace agreement or face economic collapse

Posted: June 7, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to South Sudan

Press Release No. 16/259

June 1, 2016

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion and decision.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Jan Mikkelsen, visited Juba from May 23 to June 1 to hold discussions in the context of the country’s 2016 Article IV Consultation.

At the conclusion of the mission, Mr. Mikkelsen made the following statement:

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