Archive for August 12, 2016


Preface by PaanLuel Wël, Nairobi, Kenya

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

August 12, 2016 (SSB) — “Judging by the current mood in Juba, It is plausible to speculate that the gov’t of South Sudan will likely reject the resolution passed by the UNSC authorizing the deployment of extra 4000 regional forces in the country, to the total of 17000 UNMISS forces in the country. In that case, the rejection would amount to “obstruction” which would then trigger arm embargo on the gov’t. What then happen next: an armed invasion or just an arm embargo or both? I am yet to digest the resolution to get a better understanding. With an arm embargo on the gov’t, the SPLM-IO would then be invigorated to once more challenge the gov’t on the battlefield. But without direct military intervention by the UNSC Libya-style, the SPLM-IO is too fragmented politically and militarily to mount a military takeover. It would still be a political and military stalemate. Of course, more than the vote from New York City, the underhand actions by Khartoum, Kampala and Addis Ababa will be much more influential in the eventualities that would materialize in South Sudan. What is certain though is that this is a new chapter in the history of our country for the resolution passed today will have reverberation for years and generations to come. Most likely, both Kiir and Riek, and their supporters, will be losers, and whoever the UN hand over power to will be like Ayat Allawi of Iraq: no legitimacy, no power base and no chance of willing a free and fair general election. It will be Dinka, Nuer, Equatorian etc, each for each self, and the UN for them all. And we all know how we arrived here: Made-in-South Sudan.”

Find below the resolution approved by the UNSC on the 12th of August, 2016, in New York City. China, Russia, Egypt and Angola abstained while 11 members voted for it, with none against.

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By Mangong Mawien Madut, Kampala, Uganda

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

August 12, 2016 (SSB) — The world is great due to its great people, great things are done by those who work on them, likewise to South Sudan, it is great due to its achievement being admitted to be an independent State, having been given a room on world map after sacrifices were made by South Sudanese .An history is made by those who believe they can make it and therefore, in fact, it is what people of South Sudan had made.

They had created their history and distinguished themselves as South Sudanese and named country as Republic of South Sudan. In general, South Sudan  is not a great nation as per now but potential future great regional State if South Sudanese sit down and identify what is the problem to State  building, find solution to it, undermine traditional dogma and start building  State they inspire.

What would have be done in 2005, 2011 and why it is still necessary currently in 2016 to 2017? In 2005, the war politicians would have convince themselves and make proposal about what kind of state are we supposed to have as per separation from Khartoum was concerned and most  top agenda in hearts of South Sudanese. Convince themselves that they are in position to build and laid down unshaken foundations for generations. Make it as State‘s current and future fundamental concern and vision.

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By Peter Okello, Nairobi – Kenya

Kuel refugee camp

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

August 12, 2016 (SSB) — Over the years, East Africans media is quick known for bold nature of portraying good images of what revolve around their territories. This could be one among other countless reason that revealed the nature and norms of good reporting. Reporting stories in the sense that depict legal news and information which are in turn distributed to all corners of East African countries equally and without prejudice or whatsoever.

 “We do not question the government … we only follow up government claims.” Said Mohammed

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By Ring Mayar – Canberra, Australia

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August 12, 2016 (SSB) — Today South Sudan’s Foreign Minister Deng Alor revealed that he lobbied for $1.9 billion dollar from China to develop war affected key oil fields in the country war and other developmental projects in the country. This billion dollar stimulus package is the latest attempt by the government to breathe life an economy suffering from hard currency shortages and high inflation.

On Monday, the newly appointed South Sudan Minster of Finance, Stephen Dhiew, has instructed all commercial banks to close all the US business accounts of the oil companies and the various NGOs in the country. The oil companies and the NGOs were instead instructed to open the US dollar bank accounts with the Central Bank of South Sudan.

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By Deng Kiir Akok, Juba, South Sudan

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August 12, 2016 (SSB) — Foremost, I will give thousand of thanks to his father, the freedom fighter, liberator, founder of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and a great hero, Dr. John Garang de Mabior. He was a man whose his wise thinking gave us this nation called today, South Sudan. We will not forget him in our lives time.

Let’s get back to this boy called Mabior Garang, the former Water Resources and Irrigation. He had never been heard in public until August, 2012 when he came out publicly for the first time and criticized the entire leadership in the country under his father’s successor, President Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit. In his first-ever interview with McClatchy in Kenya, he blamed the President of turning his back to Dr. John Garang’s family of which he (Mabior Garang) belongs.

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