Archive for February 3, 2017

By Hon. Atem Garang D. Dekuek, Juba, SOUTH SUDAN


Abel ALier and Philip Aguer picture by Mach Samuel

  1. Introduction

February 3, 2017 (SSB) — The Triangle formed by greater Pibor, Akobo and Bor is an area afflicted with hostility, violence and cattle rustling among its inhabitants (Anyuak, Murle, Nuer and Dinka). The violence had been and is continuing to persist on, as a consequence of endemic poverty, possibly aggravated by climate change, inadequacy of population of livestock, obsolete agricultural methods and implements, weak local governments, possession of huge numbers of small automatic firearms, politicization and polarization of the inhabitants and inhospitable environmental conditions of the area! All these factors contribute to the instability of this region.

Following the end of the liberation war with the signing of the CPA in 2005, the area was left devastated, exhausted, impoverished and isolated that accelerated the intensity of violence and hostility.

The British colonial authorities in South Sudan in the twentieth century (1898-1956) were able to establish a strong local administration in the area and applied modern strategies to: stop violence, maintain peaceful co-existence and provide methods for sharing natural resources. The British authorities policy of “pacification”; was achieved by 1930 in this area. Native administration was introduced which was used strictly as an instrument for law provisions enforcement, utilized traditional local authority, where the chiefs plaid pivotal role, rendered some minimum social services, collected taxes from the inhabitants, and conducted programmed peace conferences of which all their resolutions were implemented without fail.

At the dawn of the independence of Sudan in 1956, the legacy that the British rule left behind was the stability and peace among the people of this area. Unfortunately, that stability and peace started gradually to unwind back to a state resemblance to the situation that was prevailing pre-British rule, where the violence and anarchy spun. In 1963 the Anya-Nya war intensified and engulfed the area and the local authorities begun to lose their grip on the communities. That situation was, somehow, reversed in 1972 when a peace agreement between the Sudan government and the Anya-Nya was reached in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, though the stability and peaceful co-existence did not attain the standards that preceded the independence of Sudan. The rest of the period from 1983 to this day is a contemporary history of deteriorating security and relations in the area and reverting to pre-British rule era. It is actually more chaotic and worse as the inhabitants had acquired a lot of modern automatic small firearms, which make the death toll to be very high and tragic. Also the communities during the last three decades had been antagonized and divided along opposing, hostile and warring political affiliations.



An open letter to H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, The President of the Republic of South Sudan-Juba: We the Southern Padang Community of Central Upper Nile State reject the annexation of Panyikang County of Pashoda State (Collo Kingdom) to any part of Central Upper Nile State Malakal.

Your Excellency,

February 3, 2017 (SSB) — With due respect and honor, we undersigned elders, politicians, Chiefs, women, Youth and intellectuals of Akoka, Baliet and Pigi Counties of the newly established Central Upper Nile State met on Monday January 16th 2017 to analyze in details the Presidential decree issued on 14th Jan. 2017.

The Presidential decree among others established Central Upper Nile State comprising Akoka, Baliet, Pigi, and Panyikang Counties with Malakal being its capital as per 1/1/1956 colonial boundaries, in the light of the above we Southern Padang Jieng community reject your decision of annexation of Panyikang county to Central Upper Nile State which doesn’t complied with colonial boundaries of 1/1/1956.

Mr. President; we have faced serious reactions from our community of Southern Padang about the recent presidential decree that ignored our several letters of rejecting the annexation of Panyikang County to Central Upper State. Our concern is fact based on boundaries of 01/01/1956 that clearly indicates Panyikang was a small village in Tonga of Kodok District in the present Shilluk Kingdom.


SPLM, the ruling party, my own party

Posted: February 3, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By John Akeen Akol, Kampala- Uganda

February 3, 2017 (SSB) — I wish my parents would have named me ‘’SPLM’’ as I was exactly born the very day (1983), when visionary leader Dr. John Garang founded this great party (SPLM) with clear objectives and mission ( freedom).

As I grown up and started my education in SPLM/SPLA liberated area, there was no doubt for bright future of South Sudan and always moved by Dr. John Garang speeches as referring SPLM party as people party.

Your own movement and SPLM government has today delivered you peace, this peace agreement does not belong to Dr. John Garang or Ali Osman Taha, It belong to all Sudanese, tears on my cheeks as I am writing this piece of article, we lost great leader, R.I.P, you always be remembered in every walk of life, the leader that value people and put people first.


By Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Bor, South Sudan

February 2, 2017 (SSB) — The former secretary general for Jonglei state government, Prof. Mawut Achiek Guarak has issued a statement claiming that whatever figure of the loans it’s belong to Aguer administration

The Governor did not proceed John Koang as Governor of Jonglei State. The former Jonglei state was dissolved by the president via the very decree that appointed all the governors said Guarak.

Guarak said he took charge of the 3 newly created counties of former Jonglei until when he called a meeting attended by the new Governors and John Koang.

All assets were divided and rally was called, presided by myself before the Council of Ministers and addressed by all the governors including John Koang” Guarak elaborate.



February 2, 2017 (SSB) — WE, the undersigned South Sudanese civil societies in Nairobi plead with the Kenya government to thoroughly investigate the disappearance of Civil Rights Lawyer Cde Samuel Dong Luak and Cde. Aggrey Idri. On 23rd January, at about 10:00pm Samuel Dong Luak was kidnapped on his way home at South C suburb.

The following day Morning at about 10:00am, Honorable Aggrey Iddri Izboni, a Banker was abducted near his home along Milimani Estate. At the time of writing this press release their where about still unknown. We hereby call on the Kenya police and the criminal investigation department (CID) to act and implement the court orders swiftly.

Mr. Dong Luak and Mr. Aggrey Idri are prominent personalities who share common vision with South Sudanese from all walks of life, and their disappearance has elicited a great alarm. Kenyan security apparatus have an obligation under the constitution 2010 to protect the lives of all citizens within its jurisdiction irrespective of their nationalities. Since this matter was brought to police’s attention, we have seen nothing done on the same.


By Ayuel Madut Chan, Nairobi, Kenya

February 3, 2017 (SSB) — My dear fellow countrymen and women of South Sudan, allow me to share my mind with you on the events folding in our country. If I were to be one of advisors to President Kiir Mayardit, I would advise him and his government to do the followings:

  1. Make South Sudan for South Sudanese by protecting our jobs and opportunities;

Mr. President, our country is under broad day robbery by foreigners but in a smart way. We are like idiots in our own land Mr. President, where on earth will good opportunities for nationals be surrendered to foreigners?

First, these foreigners came as investors to do business with South Sudan with intention of making profits for themselves as well as creating jobs and development in South Sudan. This is not bad Mr. President for we need investors so dearly. These so called investors open hotels and restaurants in South Sudan and only qualified people to work as cooks, waiters, cleaners, ushers in these hotels and restaurants are their own fellow citizens back in their home countries.


The Action of King of Morocco constitutes Political Bribery: A response to skeptics to the use of the term “bribery” in the recent Article on Morocco written by Beny Gideon Mabor

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

February 2, 2017 (SSB) —- In the recent article by Beny Gideon Mabor Esq and published on Sudan tribune, which is entitled: South Sudan: Strategic choice between bribery and right to self-determination for Saharawi people one of the problems that many commentators could not comprehend was the reason why Beny Gideon Mabor chose and used the term bribery.

Briefly, in that article Beny was writing to explain the rationale behind Morocco wanted to go into bilateral relationship with South Sudan. In that article he warned South Sudan to be careful in dealing with Morocco as the dealing may have implications on her duties under the human rights law.  South Sudan has a duty to enforce human rights including the right to self-determination of the people of Western Sahara which Morocco wanted to suppress.

For that reason, since Morocco’s intention to rejoin African Union after thirty four (34) years of absence from the Union is to use the African Union as a platform to defeat the right to self-determination of the people of Western Sahara, Beny was warning South Sudan and advised its authorities to protect the interests of the people of Western Sahara who have the same history of South Sudanese.


By Bol Madut Ayii, Juba, South Sudan

February 2, 2017 (SSB) — If there was a direct communication between the creator and human being, one would have kindly requested only five minutes to appeal to God to review the way he suddenly takes the lives of our dear one at the time that they are much needed.

I was deeply distressed by the sudden passing of the first chief Justice of the Republic of South Sudan late Justice John Wol Makec on the 17th of this Month.  Late John Wol was one of the few Justices who don,t joke when it comes to professionalism. His contribution to the legal fraternity has left an indelible mark in defense of an independent legal profession, for which we owe him eternal gratitude.

As a Judge, he was the most ardent supporter of an independent Judiciary. His legal dexterity/prowess was matched only by his humility and judicial temperament. His stewardship as the first chief Justice of this country and his contribution to the law and development of our judiciary were unparalleled and have help placed South Sudan as a proud member of African Countries that have good laws though the issue of enforcement maybe questionable.


By Manyuon Dhieu Chol, Nairobi, Kenya

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February 3, 2017 (SSB) —- As culture is a set of social codes governing values, norms and behaviors held consciously or unconsciously by groups of people. The Dinka cultural heritage and ways of age have been, and will inevitably continue to be, with our children and the generations to come.

Story-telling on: folktales, fables, animal lores, folklore, folk songs, myths, fairy tales and legends is common among the Dinka Communities as well with other African tribes. The stories are generally told by an adult to the children as they sit around a fireside in the evening, some individuals were so crafty in storytelling and they were categorized and respected as good story-tellers.

It is not possible to trace the authorship of any of the stories recorded in this book. When a Dinka storyteller is questioned on the authorship of the tales, he says that they were handed down from his ancestors, and the same story, or parts of it may be found in other sections of the Nilotic communities.


My Humble Appeal to Old Golden Days in Kakuma: To all Brethrens and Sisters in Christ, Let’s show our solidarity to our brother/friend/mentor/teacher, Rev. John Kuol Lueth and his Family

By Reuben G. Panchol, USA

February 3, 2017 (SSB) — First and foremost, I am here by extending my overdue condolence to the widow and children of the dear brother, friend, shepherd, mentor and teacher to most of us (the Jal wo liec (Dupioc) and Remthi (youth and Sunday-school) of golden days in Kakuma Refugee Camp), The late Rev. John Kuol Lueth Aweer.

This morning of February 2, 2017, I stumbled on this Piece which was written by my long time friend and colleague Rev. Emanuel Agook Kon Kuol and published by Borglobe website; the passing of Dear Mentor Rev. John Kuol Lueth. I was shocked to read that Mr. Kuol is not among us anymore. May Lord Almighty rest his soul in the eternal life?

Dear brethrens and sisters in Christ, especially to all my fellow Dupioc (JWL), Youth and Sunday-School of the good olden days (1990s-2000s) of Kakuma Refugee; you are now the fathers, mothers, shepherds, and mentors of the next generations, I am here by appealing to all of you in the four compass directions and all the corners of the world; wherever the life has landed you to at the moment.


By Kur Wël Kur, Adelaide, Australia

Obama’s Statement on US Recognition of the Republic of South Sudan, July 9, 2011.

February 3, 2017 (SSB) — When it comes to politics, the world needs politicians. Even the dumb politicians, but malleable are better than brilliant businesspeople who think only in one way, profit. Months ago, Donald Trump was chorus of shouts in USA presidential race, but now the echoes of those shouts are reaching the US valuable allies.

In his presidential campaign, Trump made it clear that all countries receiving protection from US must pay the cost for their protection. A statement that qualifies his mantra: “America first.” To the sensible citizens, Trump was a big joke to the US politics. So to them, it was a matter of time and his reckless words would knock him out of the race. But wishing with no action is a sterilised seed of hope. Trump won.

Just in less than two weeks after his inauguration, Trump inked daring executive orders to legalise his spewed words. According to Quartz Media LLC, “Donald Trump signed 18 executive orders and memos in his first 12 days in office, for an average of 1.5 executive actions per day.”