Why Genocide will never happen in South Sudan?

Posted: December 20, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Columnists, Commentary, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

Genocide Will Never Happen In South Sudan Although There Are Aggravating Factors

By Dr Isaac Ayii Ayii (PhD), Juba, South Sudan

bor-massacre

The 1991 Bor Massacre

December 20, 2016 (SSB) —- These few days, few weeks and few Months genocide had been the narratives, the headlines and definition of what is south Sudan and its people   in the tea places, in the offices, under the trees, in the public buses, in bar places, in the clubs, in churches, in social media, local media and international media. Therefore, I took this opportunity as an indigenous south Sudanese on the ground to write on the followings headings: what is genocide? What are the aggravating factors of genocide in south Sudan? Why it will never happen? Plus recommendations and conclusion

What is genocide?  Genocide stands for two words Geno and cide, Geno- which means the genetic makeup of an individual which is transmitted from parents to their off springs e, g one may resembles his or her great grand parents because of the gene coated in his/her DNA or gets familial diseases such as diabetics, hypertension, breast cancer, sickle cell disease among others, tall or short etc.  –Cide means killing. Therefore, genocide means a mass killing of people along their ethnic line , the world latest cited example of genocide is that of Rwanda of 1994, where Hutus and Tutsi killed themselves a long ethnic line and the record has it that in just 100 days over 800,000 people were killed.

What are aggravating factors of genocide in South Sudan?  With aggravating factors here I am referring to factors that promote or create a conducive atmosphere for occurrence of genocide, the following are few factors among others;

  1. Creation and promotion of unfounded rumors e,g Dinka are mobilizing a long ethnic line to kill non-Dinka or Equatorians are poisoning  Dinka in restaurants, tea places etc
  2. Unclear role of international community/UNMISS in South Sudan e,g are they for regime change?, are they for protection of civilians?,  are they for the interest of their country or south Sudan?,  are they here  to offer humanitarian  assistances e,g food and medicines ?,  are they  laying  the foundation for  genocide ? , are they laying the foundation for UN protectorate for south Sudan?, etc, etc……etc
  3. Promotion of hate speeches  through stereotyping/prejudice e,g all  Dinkas are murderers or all equatorians are cowards or all Nuer are rebellious etc
  4. Promotion and maintenance of barriers among the communities  e,g  site for protection of civilians with no exit strategy , employment opportunities offered along ethnic lines,  demarcation of boundaries along  ethnic lines
  5. Lack of rule of engagement between Government forces and rebel forces e, g Does government forces differentiated between civilians and rebels? As a well does rebels differentiated between the government forces and civilians?.

Why Genocide will never happen in South Sudan? The followings are factors that I believe will never allow genocide to happen in South Sudan

There is wrong definition of who our communities are? , in comparison to Rwanda there was Hutus and Tutsi and they have too identified themselves as Hutus and Tutsi but here in south Sudan the major demographic lines that everyone and the world believes a long which the genocide may happen in south Sudan is Dinka visas Equatorians or Nuer, but my consciences do not agree to that school of thought why?.

 Dinka visas Equatoria or Nuer in whatsoever the case will never come to consensus to carry out the genocide amongst themselves?  In first place there is nothing call Dinka when Dinka believed they are either Jieng or Mounjang , Apuk, Agar, Ngok, Bor, Padang, twic, Malual, Kuac, Luacjang etc and therefore  do  not  have common paramount chief /king that would command them to  carry out the genocide; Equatorians do believe they are either Acholi, Madi, Kuku, Bari, Zande, lotuko, boya, lokuya, Mundari etc  hence, have  no a common paramount/king  to command them for genocide. The same to  Nuer , they do believe they are  either Naath , Gaajak, Gaajok, Lou, Gaaweer, bul etc hence they do not have common paramount chief/ king to command them to carry out genocide.

Mixed Identification and intermarriages, Dinka and Nuer for instances have no any distinguished  identification they all remove their  lower tooth, their head scars and names  are similar,   the same to Mundari , shilluk , and Bari too and not to underestimated the intermarriages between Equatorians, Nuer and Dinka , this does not allow anyone planning to incite genocide to take place.

Bound by the common history of suffering, How would one agreed just because he is either Dinka or Equatorians or Nuer to kill his/her colleague whom they fought for 21 years, suffered in schools together, working in the harsh condition together this would be a myth

Learning from history, we ought to learn from Rwanda history that it is never of any benefit to have genocide in our Country why?  during and after genocide it never benefitted Rwandese apart from bitter histories and memories of the past, a part from creating jobs for United nation, a part from establishing the sites for world research and acting as reference to scholars, it is my prayers South Sudanese sees no benefit during and aftermath and collectively desist once and for all on factors that will make it happened

Recommendation on preventing genocide

To government

  • Facts finding on the rumors  and addressing them through public arena e,g  media houses , public rallies etc
  • Formation of committee for genocide prevention since prevention is better than cure
  • Dealing with rebels and criminals through rule of engagement
  • Continue with the call of dialogue as the best option that would give the inclusive peace for  all South Sudanese

 To International community/UNMISS

  • Establishing clear roles /mandates in South Sudan that even peasant/cattle keeper will know down in the grass root through action not  by words of mouth
  • Funding activities that promotes reconciliation, healing and self reliance  among the communities
  • Working hand in hand with TGONU to jointly address issues of South Sudanese as partners but not as oppositions

   To communities

  • Respecting each other cultures / way of lives and diversity
  • avoiding stereotyping/prejudice statements that generalized a particular community
  • Making use of available structures in our communities to address our problems e,g  Jieng Councils Elders should as well be addressing issue that  affects other communities  not only that of Dinka, the same to Naath community leaders  they should not only address Nuer issues as well equatorian leaders they should not only address issues affecting equatorians after all it is these communities that form South Sudan and addressing a section of a problem is liking leaving index finger  to rode just because it is a small part of your

      To individuals

  • Each one of us has a positive role to play,  mind your negatives ideas, words, writings and statements  as the saying goes one bird spoil water , and what   goes around will come  round  you never that very thing you manufacture can come for you.

In conclusion, I believe since our problems originals from us we ought to originals our solutions, rise above these innumerous challenges, learn from them and once and for all together  takes the route to development and working for our next generation.

Authorized by Dr Isaac Ayii Ayii (PhD); Contact: Tel 0955364626/Email: ayiiisaac728@gmail.com

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    PaanLuel Wël posted: “Genocide Will Never Happen In South Sudan Although There Are Aggravating Factors Dr Isaac Ayii Ayii (PhD), Juba, South Sudan

    December 20, 2016 (SSB) —- These few days, few weeks and few Months genocide had been the narratives, the headlines and defin”

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  2. Ayii Duang Arop says:

    Dr. Ayii:

    You have missed it big. Why are you making recommendations on prevention of genpcide in S. Sudan when.your central thesis is that “Genocide Will Not Happen in S. South.” Any student of philosophy trained in cause and effect and causation/causality will dismiss your assertion as flawed and desperate. Please say something else and not this big flasehood you are promoting.

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  3. Ayii Duang Arop says:

    Dr. Ayii:

    You have missed it big. Why are you making recommendations on prevention of genocide in S. Sudan when your central thesis is that “Genocide Will Not Happen in S. South.” Obvious contradiction in terms isn’t it? Any student of philosophy trained in cause and effect and causation/causality will dismiss your assertion as flawed and desperate. Please say something else and not this big falsehood you are promoting. What a dismal scholarship. Try it again, Doctor. This one, you have lost fair and square.

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  4. Intellectual says:

    You got it wrong Dr. Ayii Ayii. THE proved and clear evidence of the looming fear of target killing along tribal lines is a continuous warning issues by president Kiir mayardit, as being the only one preventing genocide otherwise in his absence world would be talking of aforementioned not war any longer, how shameful had Kiir mayardit brought s. Sudan before the world in the 21st century, our resources whom we would have been using for development are being used against us, God forbids forbids, genocide in South Sudan, try to make a research in Juba alone by attending social gathering of Barh el gazalist, they had Barh el gazalist s. Sudan, the good side of it, is that soon the fact is going to surface, Western Barh el gazal is not longer vying Barh el gazalisation, and Lake State is on the barge of backing off the Barh el gazalisation, meaning the really problem in South Sudan is not Barh el gazal but Malualkon become the hijacker of the people freedom and deviater of people resources, the polygomisation of Awiel had advanced and encroaches into s. Sudan. We all know Kiir mayardit is being held at his gills by a person he couldn’t swallow nor cough out, just stack at his throat and JCE would be hold accountable, for Kiir mayardit did back down his request to be appointed into that very sensitive and critical country giant office, but JCE condenmed president and advised him to consider the quo otherwise he should prepare to face rebellion in Barh el gazal, Kiir was left with no choice but to submit and adhere to the JCE advise, this what had rampage our belovely nation into uncontrolled indiscipline, there’s no fire that can be distinguished using a fire, there’s no way you can denied alarming genocide, just prepare ur sward to protect ur dear life otherwise you will be a victim if you opted for a neutral side, after genocide s Sudan will emerge again a three fragmented countries if not more than that, and am sure Barh el gazal will be the most cohoatic region. For there’s is nothing unite them then the wider freedom of looting of national resources Kiir mayardit gave them, and killing without justice in the pretext of unknown gunman. RIP s. Sudan long live Dr. John Garang vision, Long live Upper Nile, Long live Equatoria, Long Lake State, Long live Fartit Long Nuba Mt, long Blue Nile people, long live the orphans of killed SPLM vision of Sudan.

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  5. Panda says:

    I think Dr. Ayii has a point, though he somehow mixed thing up. I agreed with him that genocide will never happen in South Sudan primarily because of the reasons he outlined above. Secondly, the larger South Sudanese community realized that there is no benefit whatsoever in killing follow country men, women and children and will not let this take place. Third, the grassroots especially local chiefs, elders, women and intellectuals from across South Sudan will not let this happen. Coming to the the role of the UN or UNMISS in South Sudan. The role of UNMISS in South Sudan was clear from the onset of the conflict in 2013 when its took side in the conflict instead of being neutral. To South Sudanese who think UN is there to protect them, think about it twice. The UNMISS is in South Sudan to advance the interest of those who created its and funds its. If the UN was up to its mission which led to its creation in 1945, the events in Irag, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Myanmar and now South Sudan would have not happen. But the United Nation has become a tool for regime change in countries which tend to pursue different political and economic agenda with that of the current world order. So South Sudanese should know that UN is not there for you because there is nothing special about you than those countries I listed above.

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