Archive for June 30, 2016


By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

Rocco Taban Moussa

South Sudan is ruled by monkeys, devils and criminals,” sermonizes Father Rocco Taban Moussa of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Juba, South Sudan, on June 27, 2016

June 30, 2016 (SSB) — The people of South Sudan, despite the peace deal, whose implementation does not meet their expectations, were taken aback by the unfortunate and the tragic attack that led to the untold loss of lives and properties in Wau. It was in Raja two weeks back and many lives were claimed. The people are now internally displaced and left vulnerable to diseases and hunger. The Church and the local NGOS are trying their best to alleviate the suffering of these people. The question that arises and boggles mind is who is behind that fatal incident?

The spokesman of our government, who seems to take the incident lightly, said the attackers are from Janjaweed and LRA under the command of Ali Tamim Fartak, a politician and hails from there. In the Minister’s words, Ali Tamim commands an organization called an Islamic Movement. I hope they are not allied to ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and Hezbollah otherwise, I am afraid of more terroristic attacks. The civil population who are the victims point fingers at the unknown gunmen, a jargon used by the government in reference to illusive armed men from within.

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By Riak Marial Riak, Juba, South Sudan

girl child education

Let’s educate our girls

June 30, 2016 (SSB) — Father will I be sleeping a lone in the room for this quite long? Tell me my father; if this life is good for your son, Wadas questioned his father. My son I built the hut for you, what do you want that I should give you for a roommate, see the beautiful carpets I have bought for you, see the beautiful beddings in your room, what do you want my son that I should give you? His father said…..

My father I want someone to be around me, solitude is killing me, and birds’ mockery had satisfied my flesh, and always loneliness in the house, what do you think I am my father? Do you see me like an oasis that animals use to quench their thirst? Tell me if I am your son that you had sacrificed for live-days in the jungle of silence and solitude; tell me you the father of my sister Wadas said…..

I have last in your talking known that you want someone to appease you, someone to take over your stress, someone to quench your appalling heart, isn’t so? I have understood my son that you need a roommate to share with you words, to meditate together with you. Put me on top son, your father will call back your lovely brother whom you shared words together when both of you were still young, I know you’ll love it son, his father said……

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MY MILK TEARS

Posted: June 30, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Poems., Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs

My milk tears

You stream in black streets

My milk tears

In the month of mess

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