Archive for February 15, 2017


By Duom Peter, Changsha, China

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February 15, 2017 (SSB) — All International Days we used to celebrate were invented. The Yoga’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Father’s Day, Teachers’ Day, Valentine’s Day, Women’s Day, Japan’s Annual Penis Festival Day, and many other International Days were all invented.

What is Kaman?

The word Kaman in Dinka means Visitor. Therefore, Kaman’s Day or Visitor’s Day is the day of recognizing the importance of Kaman or visitor(s) in our society. It’s a day of inviting visitor (s) whether a child, neighbour, in-law, boyfriend, girlfriend, and friend for special dinner or party. Kamaan or Visitors are part of our lives.

They give us joy when we’re sad, they help use when we’re in trouble, and they provide information we need. Our ancestors had precious love for Kamaan (visitors). Kaman (visitor) would get the best services such as accommodation, delicious food (a bull or goat can be slaughtered), clean water and had to be entertained before s/he goes to the bed.

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This article is about how tribe is submerging the State, how we are more loyal to our nations that our State, how we use the tribal tickets to be crowned ministers or generals and later fence ourselves with our tribes to save the State

By Kon Joseph Leek, Juba, South Sudan

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February 15, 2017 (SSB) — The word tribe is by itself unique, it shows us our identity and origin when pronounced, it shows us our roots. Group of people often of related families who live together sharing the same language, culture and history is its definition according to Cambridge Dictionary. The word TRIBE becomes too witch-hunting when it become tribalism (having very strong feeling of loyalty to your tribe) especially when used at the expense of the STATE

Still, there is no problem with tribalism on the context of existence as tribes alone and on the scenario where there is no STATE. When you put the interest of your tribe above the State at the expense of many other tribes that makes up the State is what is bad especially when taking advantage of the government position to exploit others

Note that there is no dividing line between the word Tribe and the Nation for they carry less tangible phenomenon than a State. A Nation just like Tribe of course includes tangible people but what create a Nation are less tangible elements. A State is an institution, it’s territorially defined political unit that exercise ultimate authority and that recognize no legitimate external authority over it (John T. Rourke, 1995).

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By Kur John Aleu, Beijing, China

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February 15, 2017 (SSB) —- The use of political tribe as a platform to build a political ideology is a misplaced strategy and in real political context, its amount to political illiteracy or ignorance, for the case of South Sudan, it is a wrong political path to choose because it will not enhance any political change

Surprisingly, the opponents of President Kiir have opted for this approach, going around within and outside the world associating Dinka as a tribe to President Kiir’s regime. Their sole intention is to gain Political Sympathy outside and to mobilize other tribes against Jieng so as to enhance their unconstitutional quest of power.

Blackmailing Dinka as a tribe is a manifestation of a shear ignorance about South Sudan political facts, history has it that no any political movement has ever achieved its intended goals without the backing of Mighty Jieng as a tribe but not a political Jieng as a person. Anyanya I &II, SPLA-Nasir Faction and SSIM who signed the 1997 Khartoum Agreement which ended up in total humiliation can attest to that fact.

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