Archive for June 29, 2016


By David Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

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President Kiir, 1st VP Riek and VP Wani Igga during the arrival of Riek Machar in Juba after 28 months in the bush, April 26, 2016

June 29, 2016 (SSB) — In the last article under the heading above I enumerated a number of institutions which I thought would be central to our transition to a politically and economically stable country. I mentioned the military, especially its DDRC implementing organs as being at the heart of the transition. Because security is the most important component of statecraft, reducing the size of our military (improving the capacity of those that remain) and integrating those that are demobilized into productive industries would allow them to start a new life far away from extortion and banditry. Liberia and Sierra Leon have undertaking DDR successfully, so can South Sudan.

I also mentioned the Judiciary and Legislature for their important oversight role in creating a country under the law. The two institutions play complementary roles in ensuring the supremacy of the rule of law- in contrast to the rule man (and woman). The legislature shall have a central oversight role in making sure that Ministers present their quarterly reports to parliament for scrutiny and approval or disapproval. They collectively have the right to pass a vote of no confidence on Ministers or Chairpersons of Commissions who underperform. If parliament is not unduly politicized, which is a big if, then the level of its effectiveness could be the main yardstick with which to measure the prospects of TGoNU.

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His Excellency, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, President of the Republic of South Sudan

His Excellency, Dr. Riek Machar, Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan.

His Excellency, Wani Igga, 2nd Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan.

By Ocholamero Otir Bure OROTO, Queensland, Australia

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Garang and Kiir, with Aguer Manyok Aguer Deng (young man)

June 29, 2016 (SSB) — The Sudan People Liberation Movement & Army (SPLM/A) had done great work and valuable tasks to rescue South Sudanese from the tranny of Arabs’ government in the old Sudan. No one in South Sudan can pay any of the liberators for such a gift. I meant, no money can be enough as a token of appreciation to all the SPLM/A personnel who fought for the self determination of South Sudanese.

Allow me to bring to your attentions the following, as an ordinary concerned South Sudanese, who would like to see the best happens in this country.

The view that, dialogues is a tested means to resolve issues peacefully is a reality when people accept it, and I the writer is a proponent of peace through dialogue and reconciliation.  But, in a society where it appears that the leaders make ordinary people feel like they are not listening, it is difficult to see any progress.

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NAKED HUMANNESS

Posted: June 29, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs

We’re born in a graveyard
where we feed on the dead
our skin as pale as a death
we’re breed as ghosts

We celebrate the death of our fellows
it’s where we get innate free lunch
Hunger has depleted our ethics
our egotism propels our hearts

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Kuol K. Alberto Makuach, Juba, South Sudan

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The Aweil Youth Association in the United States of America (AYA-USA)

June 29, 2016 (SSB) — Mading Aweil, famously known by South Sudanese as Aweil, is home to about 2 million South Sudanese comprising of Dinka, Luo and some elements of Fallata (an Arab offshoot tribe). It is in the far north of Bahr el Ghazal bordering South Darfur to the West and Southern Kordofan to the north.

With the establishment of Civilians Military Administration (CMA) in the early 90s, it was divided into two: Aweil North and West known as Malual tueng/Giernyang and Palieupiny respectively were put together and stayed in Nyamlel as the headquarters of their CMA. Aweil South and East popularly known as Paliet and Abiem respectively were put together and shared their CMA’s headquarters in Wanyjok.

Aweil centre (Aroyo) had some chieftaincies either joined to Nyamlel faction or Wanyjok faction depending on one’s proximity to the headquarters. However, some were administered in Wau. Not Wau town as such but under the jurisdiction of the CMA in WBG.

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By Hon. Peter Adwok Nyaba (PhD), Juba, South Sudan

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Professor Adwok Nyaba

Dear Mr. Kon Joseph Leek

June 28, 2016 (SSB) — You requested me, to be clear enough to the ‘striking university teachers’, not in an open letter in any of the English dailies published in Juba, but on PaanLuel Wël, which due to poor internet connectivity, is not easily accessible in Juba.

I reflected on your request and found it necessary to respond in order to inform you that I could not zero in on a particular issue on which I have to be ‘clear enough’ to the striking university teachers. The issue is neither between the striking university teachers and Peter Adwok Nyaba who happens to be the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, nor between the striking university teachers and Prof. John Akech, the Vice Chancellor of University of Juba, but between the striking university teachers and the South Sudan state in the context of the CONTRACT between the two.

In this connection, it must be clear that under such circumstances when one party to a contract defaults, as in not paying the salaries on specified time, it becomes a right for the other party to go on strike. However, the weapon of the strike is always used as the last resort when the two parties fail to reach a compromise in their negotiations.

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