Archive for August 16, 2016


By Hon. Atem Garang D. Dekuek*

Atem Garang Dekuek

Atem Garang Dekuek

August 16, 2016 (SSB) — Today, the world is facing two grim and major global challenges namely, climate change and international terrorism. Although there are other serious and equally grim challenges such as poverty and disease especially in Africa, the most pressing challenge on the international nerves today is terrorism. Terrorism is known to be a methodology applied by its proprietors through two differing means, one crude and the other sophisticated.

The first type of terrorism is the well-known and widely publicised crude and barbaric terrorism associated with radical Islam propagate by the likes of the Al Qaeda globally, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Boko Haram in west Africa, Al-Shabab in Somalia, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan and many others. All these radical Islamic organisations have designed their methods of terror to be brutal and barbaric in order to achieve their objectives. Often using individuals as suicide bombers as primary weapons.

The second type of terrorism which is applied to achieve specific objectives similar to those of radical Islamic organisations, is a form of terrorism favoured and perfected by the Western nations, specifically the United States of America and the European Union and their smaller satellites. It is a form of terrorism clothed in civilised methods but the effects, results, and the victims at the end are as many and as helpless as those of the barbaric form of terrorism.

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By Michael Chol Tor, Juba, South Sudan

Festus Mogae in Malakal

Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairperson Festus Mogae visits Malakal.

August 16, 2016 (SSB) — The UNMISS and tribalism in South Sudan, tribalism is the state of being organized in, or advocating for a tribe or tribes. In terms of conformity, tribalism may also refer in popular cultural terms to a way of thinking or behaving in which people are more loyal to their tribe than to their friends, their country, or any other social group. Tribalism has been defined as a way of being based upon variable combinations of kinship based organization, reciprocal or give-and-take exchange, manual production, oral, communication, and enquiry.

  Tribalism implies the possession or ownership of a strong cultural or ethnic identity that separates one member of a group from the members of another group. Tribalism is an epidemic disease that plunge the Country into unfortunate war with dragon and its angels. But the dragon lost the battle and its angels were given tickets to tour little a bit in Jungle. I know people will astonished and asks themselves, who is dragon and its angels?  In short, dragon is Mr. Trouble and its angels are ghost spirits of prophecy.

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By Deng Kiir Akok, Juba, South Sudan

Riek Machar at the Emmanuel Jieng Parish, 22 May 2016

Madam Angelina Teny with her handbag at the Emmanuel Jieng Parish, 22 May 2016

August 16, 2016 (SSB) — Dear women shoppers of Juba City’s markets, allow me to convey this message to you to express my personal disappointment with the rampage grabbing of your handbags by criminals out there in the streets or markets.

This happens whenever you go on shopping in Suk (market) Weiwei, Suk Militia, Suk Sita, Suk Konyokonyo, Suk Jebel, Suk Libya, Suk Custom and Suk Juba. Hence, this letter is in response to your daily basis unacceptable suffering from the hands of robbers. I am happy to have spared this little time to write to you on how you would cope with the phenomenon.

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