Archive for February 1, 2017

By David Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan



February 1, 2017 (SSB) —- As Israelites found themselves in the wilderness of Egypt without food they blamed Moses for their plight. He had taken the mantle of leadership and claimed to have God’s favour on his side, which he later proved through miracles. While trapped in the desert without food, the legitimacy of Moses was questioned and almost stripped until God intervened with Manna from heaven. That was an example of how economic wellbeing is at the heart of the sources of legitimacy.

In all African tribal communities chiefs confirm their legitimacy through providing economically for their tribes. If their spear masters fail to conjure the spirits of rain; if hunters fail to catch preys, and if harvests continue to fail, then the chief and his henchmen would be accused as having fallen out of favour with the gods of rain and harvest.




By Arol Dut Jok, Nairobi, Kenya


The true size of Africa

February 1, 2017 (SSB) — As the title states, it is perplexing to discern the path that the world is headed to. The so many discrepancies or discords between cultures on one hand and nations on the other (inter & intra) are obtrude and big threats to international peace & security. The world system is facing virulent attacks spurred by selfish interests and this suffices to exemplify that the world is in a retrogressive state.

The West wanting to impose their ideologies on others, and the rest resisting such ideologies is the ignition of most world problems. The other problems in summary being the pursuance of selfish interests by each state in the international arena, and the ever conflicting religions (which has led to rise of the many extremist militant groups).


Republic of South Sudan, Juba, 30 Jan 2017 

To: The Office of the Governor, Tonj State

Hon. Akec Tong Aleu 

Subject: Rejection of Alabek as a Name to Substitute Lou Ariik County; We rather Create Lou county –Alabek Hqrs

February 1, 2017 (SSB) — We the concerned members of Lou Ariik Community are grateful to President Kiir and Tonj Governor, Hon. Akec Tong Aleu for recognizing the vast territory and the population of Lou Ariik locality to give it a county status in Tonj State.

Mindful that through negative mobilization against the ancestral history of the area some of our community members were made to dislike the name of the new county of Lou Ariik. These community members claim that ‘Ariik’ is an ancestral grandfather to only a particular clan in the county forgetting that he was as well a founder of the area to whom the region has been recognized for, now for centuries.


Press Statement from the Acting SPLM-DC Party Chairman

Posted: February 1, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Press Release

SPLM House


February 1, 2017 (SSB) — The Acting Chairman and the entire leadership of the Democratic Change Party would like to wish the people of the Republic of South Sudan a Happy Christmas and Joyous Prosperous New Year, 2017. The book of  Isaiah 9: 6, broke the tidings of great joy when it said:  “for to us a child is born, to us a child is given and governments will be on his shoulders, and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Ever Lasting Father, Prince of Peace,” Amen.

On this auspicious occasion of the birth of the Prince of Peace, The Democratic Change Party reiterates its consistent position of calling for genuine peace to prevail in our country. In this regard, it appreciates the President’s call for National Dialogue as a step in the right direction with the hope to bring everlasting peace and stability to the people of South Sudan.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

February 1, 2017 (SSB) —- Mystifying the tribal drum of hatred in South Sudan is a fictional tale decorated by interests, greediness and weak patriotism supported by colossal corruptions. The widely chanting of tribal war after the onset of December 15th 2013 incidence is a fattened myth thrown into the public bus and greedily picked up by the sacrificial sheep.

In all the places of attendances across the world South Sudanese brotherly and healthily chats among themselves and never do they ever eye themselves as enemies rather than colleagues, friends and citizens of South Sudan, but as one attends to Social Medias, candidly one cannot navigate through without being hit on the nose by strange stuffs from some few grumbling individuals who at their own merits crowned themselves as representatives of some people without the knowledge of those they claim to be representing.


The modernization and politics of false assumption in the South Sudan

Posted: February 1, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

The modernization and politics of false assumption in the South Sudan has resulted into many unproven theories and quick ways of trying to map South Sudan into global village

By Reuben G. Panchol, Juba, South Sudan

February 1, 2017 (SSB) —- The modernization and politics of false assumption in the South Sudan has resulted into many unproven theories and quick ways of trying to map South Sudan into global village. The objective of this short note is to correct Mr. Madol Madol Agwer some of his false information as why South Sudan is where it is at the moment, his article was published by Paanluel on January 30, 2017, title: “Rise and Fall of the Nationalism in South Sudan”; our people must know that there are no short cuts to the writing of the nation’s history.

Things to correct:

  1. There hasn’t been a nation called South Sudan prior to July 9, 2011; thus, “Rise and Fall of Nationalism in South Sudan” is a misleading title to none South Sudanese.
  2. Education doesn’t amount to writing and speak foreign language, giving the following statement no meaning at all “Uneducated chiefs from southern Sudan wanted to have their independence administration or being emanated to Uganda in Juba conference but traditional chiefs were been deplaned by Khartoum elites and won the discussion base on their interests and that was unification of Sudan..”

Dear Madol and the readers, Confucius, cautioned us that “the beginning is of wisdom is to call things by their proper names.” for that reason, for South Sudanese to map their country correctly into global geopolitical; one should presented a well researched information and minimal personal opinions.


The sad reality of our today’s South Sudan

Posted: February 1, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Columnists, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Martin Ariel Majak, Alexandria University, Egypt


February 1, 2017 (SSB) — The ordinary South Sudanese have borne the brunt of the war that continues to simmer today – a war not of their own making but the consequence of their leaders wrestling over power and the honor and riches it brings.

These leaders can do whatever it takes to make sure they get what they want out of anything even if it means setting off a war in which many human souls shall be lost as long as their desires will fulfilled in the end.

And that’s why we’re now entangled in such a mess – it is because of our leaders who have badly led us down and are continuing to fail us. They tussled over power and successful triggered the war that rages on up to now.


By Kon Joseph Leek, Juba, South Sudan

February 1, 2017 (SSB) — Is the TGoNU being controversial or something? Early this month (January 2017), the minister of information, broadcasting and postal services who doubles as the government’s spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth made the dispatch on the media that the regional protection force (RPF) mandate has expired in Dec/2016.

He advised that since the RPF is not exactly the same thing as UNMISS and UNMISS mandate has been extended for a year which is due to end late this year, Hon. Makuei said that the UNSC can however renew the RPFs’ mandate if there is a need to do so since no any institution can work on an expired agreement.

Hon. Makuei, according to him was putting light on wrongly received message of the Defense Minister Gen. Kuol Manyang who had earlier said as reported by the media that there was no need for the RPF in South Sudan as there was nothing they would come and do since the SPLA had put the situation under control – a statement which was criticized by the UNSC.


By Dak Buoth, Nairobi, Kenya

February 1, 2017 (SSB) —- I often heard people saying a matter in court is not subjected to discussion, I beg to talk a bid. Counsel, we have entrusted you as our lead Commander at the Milimani law courts, and we have put you in front with all our eyes on you. We have mandated you to see into it that your learned Friend Dong Luak and Aggrey Idri are produced alive and fit like fiddle.

As we await the court to resume its sitting tomorrow morning for the second time, I believe you have loaded your mind with evidences waiting to spray the court with the relevance facts and facts in issue. I have reason to be confidence that we shall emerge partially victory because the existing laws and statutes work in our favor. However, I’m aware that legal battle is not a walk in the park; In fact it is quasi-military battle characterized by life threats and intimidation et cetera.

I fondly recalled an emotive case of slain Kenyan Advocate Mr. Willy Kimani who loses his life in such a legal battle last year in Nairobi. It is my humble prayer that nothing will touch you. I hope you will not be cowed because your career is not just mere profession but rather a distinguish vocation or calling to serve humanity without distinction, and as such I urge you to soldier on. (more…)

By Kur Wël Kur, Juba, South Sudan


February 1, 2017 (SSB) — Two days later, M.O.T (Nhials Kech)’s two bodyguards spilled into the compound, reared by one guard, then Nhials strutted in, and finally, his three experienced guards witnessed the closing of the compound gate. Nhials was heavily guarded because of his position in his battalion. Several other officers with the same ranks (lieutenant commanders), but with the roles in logistics, communications, and trainings received less attention in regard to their security.

His bodyguards routinely received security briefings on holes and strengths in officers’ security from the head of military intelligence (MI). In alignment with MI advice, Nhials always sat far off from the fence in his compound. His guards’ bench was positioned against the fence so whenever the four guards sit on it they create a barrier, humans’ shield; one guard at the gate, and the other would patrol the whole compound: behind the kitchen, around Nhials’ hut, behind Elizabeth’s  that became Elizabeth and Martha’s hut, behind three huts for guards( two in a hut).



Posted: February 1, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Poems.

By G. Naih Peter, Torit, South Sudan

It sound so really big,

Until I saw it too little,

No wonder it is always belittle

By many including pigs.


Press Statement for Immediate Release: ACT-J calls on Kenya government to Respect the Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

February 1, 2017 (SSB) — AFRICAN Centre for Transitional Justice (ACT-J) calls on Kenya government to immediately release Civil Rights Lawyer Dong Samuel Luak and Political activist Aggrey Idri without pre-conditions.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted in 1948, guarantees the right to seek and enjoy asylum in other countries. Subsequent regional human rights instruments have elaborated on this right, guaranteeing the “right to seek and be granted asylum in a foreign territory, in accordance with the legislation of the state and international conventions.”


What do the students of Juba University expect from Gen. Paul Malong Awan & Gen. Taban Deng in the event of welcoming ceremony of first year students by JUSU?

By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba, South Sudan

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January 29, 2017 (SSB) — University of Juba is one of the national universities in South Sudan that came to existence in 1975 and the historical background dated back to Addis Ababa Agreement with Khartoum where South Sudanese by then called for higher institution of learning in Southern part of the country. The university with its unique and meaningful Motto of “RELEVENCE AND EXCELLENCE” continued to produce very strong cadres who are now holding keys position in different government institutions as well as with international organizations.

What make University of Juba a bit unique from other institutions of learning is its extra-academic activities that equipped students with huge knowledge and skills of which they can fit in any society. As an institution it has both administrative and student’s bodies of which Juba University Student’s Union (JUSU) is the bridge between the administrations of the students. The Union as student’s body is mandated to meet the needs of students as enshrined in the constitution (JUSU’s Constitution).


Are South Sudanese women condemned alive by god or is it mindlessness of South Sudanese men that make them suffer?

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Juba, South Sudanteg-scholarship-program

February 1, 2017 (SSB) — Women are the backbone of South Sudan. Without them South Sudan will collapse and men will migrate from south Sudan to where they are. Women have been vanguard in the liberation war of south Sudan. Women have never led rebelled against South Sudan. They have never killed any person in South Sudan.

Women are source of food as they can provide for food where men have failed to provide one. They are in fact bread winners.  The dream of women is to see that the community is built on equality and equity while men dream of power and destruction of the community.

Women love everybody equally and ready to help all equally. Women conceive children, care for them in their wombs, during their births and even when they grow up until when they are eighteen years.


JIPDD, a civil society group in Jonglei state, welcomes the UN, AU and regional peace partners’ calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities in South Sudan

By PaanLuel Team, Bor, South Sudan


The Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development – JIPDD

February 1, 2017 (SSB) — The secretary for information of the Jonglei’s Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (JIPDD), Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, a civil society group in Jonglei State,, has welcomes the position of the UN, AU and regional peace partners for the calls an immediate cessation of hostilities in South Sudan.

The people of the south Sudan have been suffering for more than three years due to conflict said Jongkuch. Jongkuch says Thousands fled their homes and shelter within south Sudan at the protection of civilian sites and IDPs camps and many leave for neighbouring countries.

Thousands got kills women and under-age girls are been raps by unknown personnel he explain. Jongkuch Jo on calls both warring parties to put down their guns and give peace a chance.