Archive for March 2, 2017


By Kerubino Kocrup Makuach, Nairobi, Kenya

Mama Nyandeng Crying after the warring parties failed to sign the final peace accord

Mama Nyandeng Crying after the warring parties failed to sign the final peace accord in 2015, Addis Ababa

March 2, 2017 (SSB) —- Mama Rebecca Nyandengdit will be remembered in the history of the Republic of South Sudan as a woman who has betrayed the hard- fought legacy of her husband, the late. Dr. John Garang de Mabior. The Republic of South Sudan has come a long way to overcome enormous challenges; the long prevailing civil war that saw many of its citizens lose lives, property just to mention but a few.

It is encouraging to note that such perils have not muted the resolve of the citizens to rebuild a nation that respects rule of law, accountability and transparency and whose goals remained the common good of all individuals. Such gains over time may never have been achieved without the selfless leadership of our humble leader H. E, President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

It is however sad to note that individuals like Mama Rebecca Nyadengdit, a woman we all honoured as a nation has lost such resolve to see a better South Sudan. Lately she has been spotted advocating in the US Congress for the Republic of South Sudan to be declared a failed state and to be therefore having the United Nations take over its leadership, force arms embargo and target economic sanctions, plus sending more than 70,000 regional protection forces to South Sudan so that our President can be forced to resign with immediate effects.

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By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

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March 2, 2017 (SSB) —- In South Sudan politics has destroyed the objectivity of the people. For that reason the life has become two ways, that is, one is either for them or against them but not in the middle road. In other words, when one makes objective statement which may appear to contradict what other people believe in, then such people will consider a person who disagrees with them as having been bribed.

However, if that person supports them, then the other side sees him or her as one of the corrupt people who can be bought with money in order to support the other side.

The above scenario is the problem that has been facing me. Many people whom I have written against always accused me of being bought so that I am used as proxy of their “enemies”. For instance, in the recent article I wrote against Gok Community Leadership in Juba, one person within leadership made a statement that he believed from that day that Daniel Juol Nhomngek is bought to write against people as some people have been saying it.

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By Majok Arol Dhieu, South Sudan

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March 2, 2017 (SSB) — Whenever I hear that there is reshuffling, I feel a shiver down my spine because of my lads and lasses who’ve taken leaders as their assets. South Sudan Television and the newscasters are not friends of the people because they always spread heartrending news especially on weekends when they incumbent leaders become hangers-on. I thought they must be held accountable for the collapsed in a heap of the people decreed to go away with their relatives under their armpits.

I nearly jumped out of my skin when I heard the news that they are off. Then what about the fate of the small fry installed in offices relative-leaders? Will they continue working with the incoming government or the incoming government will come with their relatives as usual? No answer currently, we leave it for tomorrow.

I supposed to encourage them to play their cards right, but obviously, I have no their phone numbers to call them one after another. This’s why I write this piece for them instead of waiting in offices for their fate to determine their future.

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By David Deng Chapath, Kampala, Uganda

March 2, 2017 (SSB) — Before I explain the reasons I support the Army Chief and the Government, I would like to open this article with the quotation from Eugene McCarthy who once said that “being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.” This quotation means that in politics one must choose a side to support if he or she is to survive.

It is the same reason the people who constantly attack me for supporting the Government and the Army Chief because they have not chosen to be neutral but they have taken side. If they have not taken side they would have not seen me as threat or an enemy to them.  The reason they see me as a threat or enemy is because I am friend to their enemies, so they see me as an enemy as it underscored by the common saying that “a friend of one’s enemy is also an enemy”.

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AN ATTEMPT TO BE POLITICAL CORRECT IS THE ROAD TO POLITICAL HELL:  A RESPONSE TO MADAM REBECCA NYANDENG GARANG

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

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Hon. Mabioor Garang de Mabioor with Retired Bishop Nathaniel Garang Anyieth and Madam Nyandeng at the home of Bishop Garang

March 2, 2017 (SSB) —- Before I delve into this discussion, I would like first to state the Seven Social Sins from a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925, in which he stated them to include—

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.

The interest of this article therefore lies in the last social sin, “politics without principles”. Exactly, Madam Rebecca Nyandeng Garang is playing a politics without principles.

When I talk of principles in this context, I mean an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct or fundamentals, primary, or general law or truth from which others are derived. In simple term, principles are what we believe in or morals that govern our conduct.

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The Governor of the Central Bank should re-introduce pegged exchange rate system to stem economic haemorrhage in South Sudan

By Daniel Machar Dhieu, Juba, South Sudan     

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March 2, 2017 (SSB) — Our country, South Sudan is in danger; criminal cases increased day by day and no any solution to these crimes activities which affecting the nation at this time. The situation becomes worsen and more uncontrollable in all corners of South Sudan.

This has shown clearly that there is no improvement at this juncture of hunger and insecurity of which no solution provided by our government. The only step taken by government was declaration of famine in all parts of South Sudan.

The government seems to have failed in handling its affairs across the nation, and this has been since comprehensible especially in the sector of economic management as the worse area in the government. The main central bank of South Sudan is in-charge of sponsoring the current black market in Juba. It was Central Bank policies that push US dollar at floating rate toward black market.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

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March 2, 2017 (SSB) —- A new UN secretary General has come to post and new Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) to South Sudan Mr. David Shearer has also come to post, he was warmly welcomed by the government and the people of South Sudan. Personally, I wrote an article entitled the New UNMISS Chief should restore trust between UNMISS and the people of South Sudan. The article welcomes the new mandate and encourages UNMISS and the government of the people of South Sudan to open anew page.

To embark on this piece of article, the peace agreement signed in August 2015 has not been disseminated to all the areas of South Sudan especially the country side. The UNMISS had done a tremendous work sensitizing the citizens in pre-referendum to post referendum in South Sudan which led to the attainment of the hard earned independence. I expect them to do the same to re realization of the success of the ARCISS and national dialogue.

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By Ocholamero Otir Bure OROTO, Brisbane, Australia

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one nation, one country, one people

March 2, 2017 (SSB) — Fellow South Sudanese citizens, the leadership and the ordinary constituents, mostly, those who could read and write. As the nation is reaping the result of taking guns against each other, it is perhaps timely to talk about things that shine some ‘hope’ in the Republic of South Sudan.

Dialogue normally entails a deliberate, inclusive and transparent conversation among stakeholders in the nation with the major aim of crafting avenues out of war or conflicts. The case of South Sudan is obvious, and it is real that people are dying and will continue to die as direct and indirect result of the on-going war. I would like to reiterate the following obvious points on the National Dialogue:

First, for those who are directly involved in this process, it is vital that the government get ongoing supports for such initiative, there is nothing better than honest and transparent national dialogue.

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“A tidal wave of Juba regime systematic killings is about to turn into worst genocide in Africa”

By Adhar A. Chol, Australia

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March 2, 2017 (SSB) —- The term genocide came to existence first in 1944, it is very specific term. It is Hardly uses, it does refer to violent crime committed against groups with clear intent to destroy their existence. It was a Polish lawyer by the name Raphael Lemkin who coin it in his documenting book of Nazi policies of systematically destroying national and ethnic groups, including the mass murder of European Jews.

He intelligently and handsomely coined the word by combining two words of Greek and Latin; Geno from Greek word for race or tribe and Cide from Latin word for Killing. He intellectually defined Genocide as a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at destruction of essential foundations of the life of national group with aim of annihilating the group themselves.

In the shadow event of the Holocaust in December 9, 1948 with tireless effort from Lemkin himself the United Nations approved the convention on the prevention and punishment of genocide. This convention establishes genocide as international crime, which signatory nations undertake to prevent and punish.

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South Sudan educational institutions should keenly encourage their students to choose fields of study that will prepare them for well-paid job.

By Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Bor, South Sudan

Press Release: University of Northern Bahr El Ghazal "Opens for Business"

March 2, 2017 (SSB) —- Dear educational institutions, South Sudan government and parents I suggest that students should be encouraged to select their field of study in order to get a high salary job.

Numerous positive points can be considered to support this statement; however, this assertion can be rejected by looking at it from another point of view.

To begin with, from my point of view, if students be the top in their field of study, they could get a job which makes considerable money.

But for the situation of South Sudan your career field is not consider in any form a person with no qualification could be fixes to fill the position in any main, I suggest that these  its gradually increasing corruption in the country.

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