Archive for February 5, 2017


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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February 5, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the governor of Jonglei state, department of Radio Unit corps has released 2016 security report. The report painstakingly discloses the number of attacks, children abducted, people killed during the invasions, wounded victims and amount of cattle raided.

In the report, 46 children have been abducted, 92 innocent lives have been lost, 101 others wounded and 15,611 herds of cattle and 4,323 goats raided by Murle armed men over the period of 12 months from January 2016 to December 2017.

21 incidents occurred in Twic East counties, 29 incidents took place in Duk and seven incidents transpired in Bor counties. The total number of a counter attacks recorded in the year 2016 was 57 attacks in different areas of Greater Bor (Jonglei state).

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By Madol Madol Aguer, Kampala, Uganda

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February 5, 2017 (SSB) — Two days ago, the ministry of the general education and instructions under the honorable minister, Mr. Deng Deng announced that the government schools are free for all children regardless of their ethnicity, religion and political affiliation to access a universal education in the Republic of South Sudan.

Good move perhaps what is its impact on educational services, economic and development of the human resources or Man power of the nation.

Free means accessing the services without paying or without difficulties in getting it or through, that mean free education in South Sudan will be accessible by almost ongoing schools children to create an enabling education for all regardless of their backgrounds and abilities.

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By Garang Aleu Abraham, Juba, South Sudan

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February 5, 2017 (SSB) — Since time missionaries crossed the threshold of African boundaries with their approaches of rulings, being; religion, mainly Christianity, power by gun and slave trade, wars and boundaries demarcation, many African countries dropped their traditions for a love of trend and fashion.

According to many writers of an ancient tradition, Mark was the first missionary to Africa. Early Christian writers Clement and Eusebius both report that Mark preached in Alexandria, Egypt; Eusebius notes that he was martyred there.

However, Religion was a driving force during slavery epochs, and Christianity formed a major part of this, although the assertion of Evangelization was one of the justifications for enslaving Africans.

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Happy and Blessed Sunday Junubeen

Posted: February 5, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

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The barrage of recent news out of Junub Thudan are interestingly unique to the country:

1. The Kingdom of Morocco will fund the construction of the new capital city of the Republic of South Sudan at Ramciel

2. The Honorable Minister for Education, Deng Deng Hoc Yai, announces that the government of the Republic of South Sudan, under the leadership of H.E. Lt. Gen. President Salva Kiir Mayaardit, will provide free primary and secondary education to all kids in the country.

3. President Kiir is rumored to have given a tacit go-ahead for the re-opening of the construction of the Jonglei Canal, and Egypt is being accused to have began bombing rebels’ sanctuaries in the Upper Nile region.


4. That the new Governor of Central Bank, in consultation with the new Finance Minister and the old-face President, is considering reverting back to the 2005 rate of $1=2.5ssp as a panacea to the crisis of “economy taking up arms” in South Sudan as Garang Atem Ayiik aptly phrases it.

Happy Thunday!!!!!

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“The power we discover inside ourselves as we survive a life-threatening experience can be utilized equally well outside of crisis, too. I am, in every moment, capable of mustering the strength to survive again—or of tapping that strength in other good, productive, healthy ways.” ― Michele RosenthalBefore the World Intruded

By Arol Dut Jok, Nairobi, Kenya

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South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

February 5, 2017 (SSB) — One empty rhetoric that I always hear as a presentation of our problems is that “The future of South Sudan is doomed”. The future that we just started 5 years ago should not be plagued with hopelessness and pessimism, but rather, be embraced with an optimism and unending quest for prosperity. The people of South Sudan have the power to change the future.

Yes, there are impediments as of current (some bigger than we could ever imagine) and the best way to deal with them is not giving up. If we give up, it means that we accept the hurdles that we are undergoing to annihilate our nation before us. The only way forward is that we have to slowly start pointing out our challenges and deal with them accordingly one by one.

On the other hand, I have a belief that sooner than later, the youth of South Sudan will stand together and make a significant change in regard to the prosperity of our nation. The point to note here is that youths play a fundamental role in shaping the important course of development, taking into account the anticipation for their positive actions to realize the proud image of their country as well as well-being of all citizens.

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The Oxfam should in its operating be guided by its principles and goals but not to become another branch of the government in South Sudan

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

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February 5, 2017 (SSB) — The Organization called the Oxfam is a confederation of 19 affiliates group of companies working in over ninety (90) countries, all working as one Oxfam on six goals that support their shared vision of a just world without poverty.

The principle is that whether the Oxfam is running life-saving emergency responses, life-changing development projects or campaigning at the grassroots to tackle poverty, Oxfam’s work is always rooted in a vision of a world where women and men are valued and treated equally, able to influence the decisions that affect their lives and meet their responsibilities as full citizens.

In achieving the abovementioned vision, Oxfam operates on six goals that put local communities and the voices of poor people at the centre of change. The purpose of these goals is to enable the Oxfam to end the injustice of poverty in long run. Hence, the Oxfam’s goals (for more information visit: http://www.oxfam.org.uk › what we do › about us › How we work) are to

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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February 4, 2017, (SSB) – The youths’ future in South Sudan. Why youth leadership referred to young people as leaders of tomorrow? What is the future of youths in a devastated state of South Sudan?  Are youths ruin in decades of war and conflicts as effects and impacts concern or there is a hope for youths?

Historically, traditionally, and culturally, for many centuries, youths are defined as leaders of tomorrow in South Sudan as well as in Africa.  Leaders of tomorrow! Youths! Is it logic? Is it necessary?  Is it visionary? It is planned? Is it cultural? It is a respect? Is it a system? Or this is an oppression of youths in African societies? Please look at systematic blockage mechanism.

The concept was originated from the traditional ideologies of garden concept, whereby a garden produces new seeds in a year for the next season from the seeds of past season or harvests. But what failed to do is to prepare these young leaders for tomorrow, otherwise why do we call somebody whom you did not prepare to be a leader of tomorrow even without couching him, training, knowledge, skills, plans, objectives, aims, and mission about tomorrow?

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By Thon Atem Ayiei, Juba, South Sudan

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February 5, 2017 (SSB) —- Good experience and bad experience move altogether in human life. You don’t expect to be happy all the time and Vice Versa. You don’t wish to be left behind by your age mates so that you are cited as an example of failure in a society. Any of your decisions have to be in line with the situation of that very circumstance.

There are other situations whereby anyone can simply subject him/herself into a certain mayhem which will later amount to desperation and an unprecedented choice. It’s very important to take a decision with clarity of mind in order to avoid a blame of others or avoid missing the best opportunities in life.

As a result of group influence and wrong path, the living example is the current situation of our country whereby the rebellion was declared without considering the repercussions of it on the country significant installations, civilian’s lives and public properties. Commonly, the motive was just to cling to power and the exaggerated competition over who should manage the country affairs without weighing the venom of the country economic viability.

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By Robert Majok Kuol, South Sudan Civil Society Alliance Activist

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February 5, 2017 (SSB) — Your Excellency, President J. Trump, we, as South Sudan Civil Society Alliance, in our noble quest for strong much-needed mutual relations between Republic of South Sudan and United States of America (USA), invite you to pay a state visit to Juba, the Republic of South Sudan.

We suffered immensely under the leadership of the former president, Barack Hussein Obama, and have been looking forward to better relationship between the great people of the United State of America and our beloved people of South Sudan.

Therefore, we are hereby inviting your Excellency leadership to scheduled first visits to Africa continent start with Republic of South Sudan, a youngest nation in the continent and world at large, which immediately rally huge support during your presidential initial campaign trial.

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