Archive for June 21, 2016

“The Sudan has been described as the “Breadbasket of the Middle East,” a “Granary of the world,” and a “Land of tomorrow.”  Dr. John Garang de Mabior

By Dr. Simon Wuor Gai, Colorado, USA

 The current state of RSS

June 21, 2016 (SSB) — Recently, it comes to this writer’s attention that the beautiful south, I mean the Republic of South Sudan has been in a dire need of foods and that the country’s economy is getting worse day by day in line with different world reports. As this writer struggled to piece together what has been documented by the world researchers, I found out that Sudan, especially South Sudan has been projected to have fed one-third of the world’s population, according to the Canadian economic mission’s visitor in the old Sudan. Interested readers are referred to de Mabior (1981).

With that being said, why would a country like South Sudan be starving to death at this point? Using this question as a guidance to this piece, this author will try his best to highlight some of the failures, as to why our country is failing us and who has to be blamed. With that in mind, in any community or country, its leader easily becomes preys of the predators at any given point in time when things are not going well. Especially when prices are skyrocketing, when jobs are not available for the private citizens, when people are at war with each other when hunger is taking its toll on the citizens, when simple curable diseases are killing citizens at will, just to name a few.


By Mac Akol Marialdit, Nairobi-Kenya

Michael Makwei Lueth

Hon. Michael Makwei Lueth, South Sudan Minister for Information and Broadcasting

June 21, 2016 (SSB) — ‘Counsel’ Ateny Wek Ateny and his learned friend ‘Justice’ Makuei Lueth are at it again. This time the two men who speak for President Salva Kiir Mayardiit’s disintegrating edifice are sermonizing the Troika/international community and the Civil Servants of South Sudan respectively. The Hon. ‘Justice’ Makuei Lueth over the weekend attacked civil servants who are striking and those threatening to go on strike over unpaid salaries-some running up to six months-for being agents of regime change. That the striking civil servants are working with foreign forces, the minister did not name, to effect regime change in South Sudan.

Doesn’t the Horrible, sorry Honourable, Information minister realize that a hungry man is an angry man? How can we work when we and our families have not had a meaningful meal in months and our children’s feeble disease infested bodies and hungry blank stares constantly remind us of our failure as parents to provide? All this when we have funky fancy government titles appended to our names. We can’t even go to work because the fuel guzzling governmental vehicles we drive are devoid of fuel just like the fuel stations. Makuei is lucky that he can afford fuel from the black market as a minister-the only privileged class that now sees money. He can also afford food unlike the rest of the citizenry.


By Gordon Buay Malek, Washington DC, USA

Riek Machar and Pagan Amum signing the IGAD peace deal

Riek Machar and Pagan Amum signing the IGAD peace deal

June 21, 2016 (SSB) — I want Riek Machar’s Ansars to tell me how Riek Machar could appoint Yiey Dak as IO DG for internal security bureau while he is junior to Gen. Thoi Chany. Within the security officers who joined the SPLA-IO after December, 2013, the most senior person (a part from Keat Gang) who should hold the position of DG for internal security of the IO, is Thoi Chany. If Keat Gang is not appointed as the IO DG for internal security bureau, the next person in line as per military norms is Thoi Chany. This does not need a debate.

Why did Riek Machar set aside the military hierarchy and appointed Yiey Dak if it is not the obvious fact that he is from Dok? We know that Thoi Chany is from Gawaar that is why he was not appointed.

Dok Nuer fighters of the SPLM-IO are not more than 150, yet they controlled most of the positions in the IO security organs and the office of the FVP. During the fighting, the people in the frontline fighting us the government were not Dok Nuer but came from other Nuer clans. Now the food has come, the share of Dok Nuer within the SPLM-IO positions is more than the share of Jikany, Lou, Gawaar and Lak combined.





David Matiop Gai

Dip (Bible and Theology) Dip (social work & social Administration)

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Christian Education and Business Management),

Bachelor Degree in (Social Work and Social Administration)

Research Proposal Submitted to the Faculty of Undergraduate


Christian Life Teachings, (CLT) Bible College and Seminary

Bungoma, Kenya/ Kalispell, USA

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for,

Bachelor of Theology

February 2014

Christian Life Teaching, Bungoma, Kenya/Kalispell, USA.

© David Matiop Gai


By David Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

Kuel refugee camp

Gatwech interviewing a woman under her tent in Kule-2 Refugee Camp.JPG

June 21, 2016 (SSB) — In the last narration on our “civil war” in Ifo 1997 refugee camp I thought that we had suffered from what psychologists termed as ‘frustration-aggression syndrome.’ Considering what we had gone through for parts of 95 and the entire 1996 in terms of denial by UNHCR to give us refugee status, coupled with hunger, insecurity and virtual detention in a hostile environment, the fighting among South Sudanese far away from home in a refugee camp just proved that syndrome to be true. Where we were supposed to be so close (in fact we had become so close before the war) we started a senseless ethnic conflict.

Because of an unfounded rumor that the overall Chairman in Sudan 4 (Equatoria) was conspiring with “JVA” to resettle his own family, the three Sudans (2, 3, and 4 – Upper Nile, Bahar Algazal, and Equatoria respectively) had prepared for war, except for Sudan 1 (Anyuak). Sudan 1 was almost a foreign community. They spoke Amharic and associated exclusively with the Ethiopian community. There was a strong rumor that they were Ethiopian Anyuak who claimed to be South Sudanese in order to be resettled in U.S.A., Canada or Australia.