Archive for August 30, 2016

Transcending the Shadow of violence: No one else but only South Sudanese people can bring peace and reconciliation in South Sudan

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

Anataban launch in Juba

August 30, 2016 (SSB) —- On Friday, August, 26, 2016, I attended the South Sudanese Dialogue entitled: Transcending the Shadow of violence: Alternatives for Fostering Inclusive State Building and Sustainable Peace in South Sudan. The Dialogue was entitled: THE SOUTH SUDANESE DIALOGUE.

In that Dialogue, those who attended were expected to give their views of the alternatives on how to bring peace in South Sudan. However, the whole process was not a dialogue as stated in the title.

The so-called South Sudanese Peace Dialogue was not conducted in the manner of which the real dialogues are conducted. It was disgusting as it was a kind of mob dialogue which was intended just to confirm certain conspiracy views agreed prior to the conference.

The dialogue was in fact intended to confirm the prior view agreed by the moderator and others that foreign troops should be sent to South Sudan.  I came to realize this fact during the process of lecture that was camouflaged in the so-called South Sudanese Dialogue.



By Ariik Atekdit Mawien, Juba, South Sudan

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August 30, 2016 (SSB) — It had been hard talk in Juba and elsewhere in South Sudan, in the foreign cities and indeed among foreign diplomats and politicians of interest in South Sudan’s politics when quickly war erupted once again in Juba.

The process of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS) that had then designated Dr Riek Machar to be the FVP in South Sudan has been indeed bumpy. The road has never been smooth and flat from the time signatories put down their signatures on the paper of ARCISS agreement.

Both South Sudanese warring parties had blamed many times the IGAD mediators for their bad intentions to impose an agreement that reads their interest on the country against South Sudanese interests. Analysts and writers had tried to speak out the truths that should have been done but all that went into their deaf ears and we ended up saying that ‘bad peace is better than good war’.


Press statement from the Greater Yirol Youth Union

August 30, 2016 (SSB) — Greater Yirol community today took a golden chance to elects their new chairman Mr. Peter Mapour Makur from Yirol East County. Mapour who vigorously contested with his colleague Mr. Majok for the same post, narrowly won the election with 106 votes by taking the competing race impossible to his runner mate, Mr. Majok Makur who garner 95 votes. The race for the chairmanship “was just like a tag of war.”

Majok Makur after the elections, he without doubt came to public and appreciated and accepts his defeats and further says that he has respected the decisions of the voters as the democratic process. He further reiterated that “democracy is democracy” … the wish and opinions of public voters should be respected.


What President Kiir ought to have done for negligence is not a defense in as far as law of tort or civil wrong is concerned

By Ayuel Madut Chan, Nairobi, Kenya

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August 30, 2016 (SSB) — To our viewers and readers of this website, I would like to squarely outline some failures on government side to employ internal diplomacy that now led to prolongation of protracted war created by the rogue Dr. Riek Machar Teny. Our government fails to play its internal cards very well and this prolongs the war that was supposed to end as early as April 2014 when Dr. Machar and pocket of his troops were completely dislodged and only scattered goons left with bush war of hit and run.

 I know some individuals will take this as critic against government but be advised that there is no better option in my mind than Kiir in as far as current pockets of his critics are concerned. I therefore feel to outline these negligent failures for our good as a whole including the opposition in the bush.

What is negligence? It is a failure to do/exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances, or it is having failed to do what is expected of the reasonable person to avoid a foreseeable harm to others. President Kiir and his government ought to have embarked on internal diplomacy in dealing with Dr. Nyigat Riek Machar Teny in order to have avoided the current status our country is in. This is what late Dr. Garang de Mabior applied when dealing with him in the past.