Archive for February 4, 2017


An Open Letter to the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. 1st Lt. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit: We have trust in you, Mr. President, that your intervention to create Aweil West Sate separately from Raja would bring the peace between Raja and us

28 states map

Map of 28 states

February 4, 2017 (SSB) —- Dear Mr. President, with the greatest respect and honor to your esteemed office, we, the concern citizens of the former Aweil West County and former Aweil North County in the diaspora do hereby appeal to you to consider our request to create a separate state that comprises the mentioned above two former counties apart from Raja. Our demand to have a separate state is based on the following facts:

Firstly, since you issued the decree number 36/ 2015 for the creation of 28 states, all Raja chiefs rejected the amalgamation of Raja with the two Aweil counties to establish Lol State with its capital at Raja. The Raja people’s refusal to unite with our two counties is based on the assumption that the Dinka from the two counties would grab their lands and impose their culture on them; which has never been our culture as Aweil people in general.

Secondly, the intellectuals and youths of Aweil West and Aweil North met in Juba last year and appealed to your Excellency to consider the establishment of Aweil West State; which would comprise the two Aweil counties (North and West), and its capital at Nyamlel.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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February 4, 2017, (SSB) — Mr. President, Beny Kiir Mayardit, increases or adds more four states to make the total of thirty six states in the Republic South Sudan. The reasons of these four states are cited in two complaints. One was the fact of their appealing to your highly respected office last year in 2016. The second complaint was geographical qualification and reduction disputes over misplacement in the first place when states were formed.

From former Greater three Regions of Greater Upper Nile, Greater Bhar el-ghazal, and Greater Equatoria to former ten (10) states, and recently 28 states, while definitely before thirty two (32) states now in the Republic of South Sudan; still some areas want states of their own. The recent reparation or amendment of 28 states to thirty two states was pressurization from citizens to President Salva Kiir Mayardit that echo aloud and every area needs state or some areas are geographically fit for states.

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THE WEAKLEAKS

16473840_10208339462590466_7681953492852679834_nWhat we always deem constitutional and national has become personal. It has gone viral. Freedom of speech and association are criminalized and punished on the spot, outside the court of law. It is implemented by youth with tribal and financial empowerment. Online campaign is met with an offline attack. They are allergic to criticism or alternative voices. So they resort to manual handling or manhandling of their opponents. They name them rebels, enemies, traitors, etc., who deserve elimination right away. They cannot stand hard grounds in arguments because they are recruited on the basis of ‘know-who’, not know-how, to defend their leaders.

For instance, reasons justifying why Kiir could be right or wrong on selling our Suddland (draining our waters to Egypt in exchange for something not generational) are unquestionable. They think those who believe Ramciel City construction project is not our national priority at the moment, for example, are…

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