Archive for June 23, 2016

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

palotaka face foundation

Palotaka Face Foundation, courtesy of John Pende Ngong, and in memory of the late Akuach, one of the brightest South Sudanese intellectuals (graduate of Makerere uni) lost to unknown gunmen in Juba

June 23, 2016 (SSB) —- I dedicated part nine to Polataka leaders, SPLA officers and Soldiers who contributed much of their crucial love for us, they were instead like parents on our welfares, and these very people who sacrificed their lives, time, and energy as they inspired us while in Polataka. It is obvious observes in human history that majority of leaders are made. Truthfully, born and made leaders contribute sacrificially duty to their followers. As I indicated in part eight, I want to mention names of leaders and soldiers who built us in Polataka and if you did not get the name of any persons who had not been with us in Polataka, it is unfortunate because I could not recall in my memory the entire camp of Polataka.

The great leaders who inspired Polataka Red army were: Alternate Commander Sebit William Garang Dut, Polataka Red army Camp commander, Captain Awur Mawel, Polataka camp deputy commander, Captain Bol Dau, Director of agriculture, Captain Bol Deng Kuol, group five leader, 1st Lt Deng Malual, the camp director of health, Captain Ayor Guon, teacher, 1st Lt Lual Ayom Lual, (nickname Ciemperline) teacher, Alier Walla, the grammarian English teacher, 1st Lt Akon Diing, director for security, and teacher,  1st Lt Ayama mathior, the great mathematician , teacher, Chuor Mach, teacher, and the soldiers  for the platoon of Koryom  were staff sergeant Mawut Kuol Ayom, sergeant Alieth Chol Alieth, Makhor Nhial, Mading Mayom Yuot, Mading Kuol, Chuor Buut, (Chuor Pakap), Dut Arok Dut, Kennedy Khot,  Sergeant major Bior Mayen, Mayom Magot, and list is long.



By Emmanuel Ariech Deng, Juba, South Sudan

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one nation, one country, one people

June 23, 2016 (SSB) —- The rivalry of gaining power between Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and its concocted factions of IOs, FDs and DCs has paradoxically landed on a power-sharing type of transitional government formation. The Country Leadership a critical battleground within SPLM and Other Political Parties, the young Nation has been engulfed into dangling crossroads, deplorable infrastructure and one of the most extreme economic turmoil in the history of the country since inception, just because of throat-cutting politics with no nationalism.

The split within SPLM party and the scramble of many senior members for the top job in highest office of the land, remains an uncertainty among the people and the party supporters. What left me confused is the Arusha Document of SPLM re-unification accord signed in Arusha, Tanzania. The same SPLM, IOs, FDs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia surprisingly signed the Compromise Peace Agreement (CPA) as different entities but not re-unified SPLM members leaving the accord in an incredible redundancy. This shows peace is highly welcomed and unrealistic in the making. “God forbid”! To a mere person, it is a new game changing strategy or new normal.


An open letter to President Salva Kiir: We can’t allow the Troika Nations to rule the young Republic South Sudan by remote control

By Luka Geng Geng, University Campus, Wau


The fruition of the CPA

June 23, 2016 (SSB) —- Mr. President, before putting you to the tips of iceberg, May I crave your attention, whilst I put my own view?  By so doing, let me begins by paraphrasing the common saying which states: “There comes a time in the life of every nation when it must choose to submit or to fight”.

Today I appeal to you as head of this nation to hold on to your feet, and not to submit to Troika nations whose goal is to rule the republic of South Sudan by a remote control stationed in the capitals of their respective countries.

No country is an Island to stand without the support of another country and the backing of international community but, we can’t allow the Troika to rule the young republic of South Sudan by remote control in hypocrisy to fund us while we know very well that you and your government have what it takes to pull out the country of the present economic crisis given your recently outstanding announced initiative to resume oil production shall soon be executed.


Governor Philip Aguer accuses International community of unfairness

Posted: June 23, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor-Jonglei State

Governor Aguer in Makuach Payam of Bor County 20 January 2016  picture by Mach Samuel Peter

Governor Aguer in Makuach Payam of Bor County 20 January 2016 picture by Mach Samuel Peter

June 23, 2016 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei state H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang has accused the international community of unfairness and injustice in the country. Aguer made the remarks while addressing the Chiefs of Greater Bor at South Sudan Hotel in Bor after harmonization of Greater Bor Customary laws expected to be signed into law.

The signing of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) in August 2015 and the recent establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in April 2016 lay the groundwork for institutional, security and legislative reforms, and presents the international community with an opportunity to support the country financially enabling South Sudan get back on its right track.


Candidates facing lack of power and reading materials in Bor, Jonglei

Posted: June 23, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Bor, South Sudan

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Form four candidates in Malek secondary school [photo] by Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, June 2016

June 23, 2016 (SSB) — The secondary and primary schools candidates raised concern that they are facing lack of power and reading materials in Jonglei.

Achol Elizabeth form four candidates at Vine High school in Bor town she said that they slept at school but no light at all where they can be reading at night saying that they only reads during day time but they have suspended reading at night because no power.

If it will continue like this we may fail in the final exams and it will affect our studies she stressed.


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor-Jonglei State

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Agot Alier Leek, taking the oath of office to become the Commissioner of Bor County before the president of the Jonglei State High Court, 12 September 2012

June 23, 2016 (SSB) — Being the region or international community, there are many wolves who want to gulp down this country destroy it just like they destroyed other countries in the region and Somalia is an example.

There are so many spoilers in the region and international community who want to flipside South Sudan to the old dreadful days of thrash about, where people will be dying of diseases and hunger.

Last week South Sudan information minister, Michael Makuei accused striking civil servants of collaborating with unknown groups to cause “regime change.”


Dr. John Garang: The Man of the People

By PaanLuel Wel, Bor, South Sudan, 23 April 2015

Who Killed Dr. John Garang Paperback – July 27, 2015 by PaanLuel Wël (Author)

Garang Mabioor Atem Aruai—popularly known as Dr. John Garang—was born on 23rd June 1945 into a peasant Dinka family in Buk Village of the Awulian community, Kongor District in Jonglei State, Upper Nile Region of the historical Sudan. Garang was the sixth of ten children—six boys and four girls—born to Mabioor Atem Aruai from the Awulian clan (Patem, pan-ayen) and Gak Malual Kuol from the Kongor clan (Padool, pareng), both of Twic Dinka from the Greater Bor Dinka Community.

Young Garang left his home district of Kongor at the age of ten after the death of his father to attend school in Bahr el Ghazal. He went to Tonj Primary School (1954), followed by Bussere Intermediate School (1958), and then Rumbek Secondary School (1962) when the Anyanya One war broke out. Just after joining Rumbek Secondary School, teenage Garang was expelled for participating in a Southern-wide student-led strike—one that was fomented by the legendary Southern freedom fighter, Marko Rume.

Garang’s early studies in Bahr el Ghazal formed and enshrined his life-long relationship with the Dinkas of that region, on whom he later relied and with whom he fought the long war of liberation. Stephen Madut Baak, Kerubino Kuanyin Bol, and above all Garang’s longtime comrade, deputy and eventual successor, Salva Kiir Mayardit, all hailed from the Bahr el Ghazal region.

Teenage Garang joined Anyanya One on 31 December 1962 at the age of 17. From there, he proceeded to live in Bombo Refugee Camp in Uganda between 1962 and 1963, and then in Kibera—in Nairobi, Kenya—where he worked in a restaurant to earn transport fares for his next journey to Tanzania.

It was in Tanzania that he resumed and completed his interrupted high school education, studying at Magamba Secondary School in the southeastern Tanzanian town of Lushoto. After his graduation, he returned to Kenya and taught math as an untrained teacher at an Asian-owned Gatunganga Secondary School in Karatina, Central Province, near Mount Kenya. It was while he was teaching in Kenya that he secured the Thomas Watson Fellowship to Grinnell College in Iowa, US, where he graduated in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.