Archive for March 12, 2017

The challenge Thomas Cirilo Poses to President Kiir and Riek Machar

Posted: March 12, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Crisis within the SPLM-IO1Crisis within the SPLM-IO2

“”The Fertit rebels of Wau State and many rebels from Greater Equatoria are now abandoning Dr. Machar for newly created, tribally motivated rebel movements. Yes. following his recent defection and call for Equatorians to join him, Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo has been attracting rebels from Dr. Riek Machar rebellion. The following examples will suffice:

1. Gen. Khalid Butrus of the Murlei rebel group in Pibor announced that he is for unity of rebels in greater Equatoria under Gen. Cirilo;

2. Col. Bangasi Bakasoro, the former Governor of Yambio and founder of Arrow Boys rebels in Greater Western Equatoria welcomed Gen. Cirilo’s call for a new armed rebellion, and announced his intention to fully cooperate;

3. Gen. Faiz Ismail Fatur, member of SPLA-IO high military command and former sector commander in Wau State declared his loyalty to Cirilo, and accused Dr. Riek of dictatorial tendencies, announcing in his letter of resignation to Riek Machar, that; “I forewarned against unnecessary promotions which you often do without proper consultations. Now, the army is curtailed by officers without assignments, shamefully, at places, you find a brigadier leading a squad”.

4. Col. Nyarji J. Roman, member of National Liberation Council and Deputy Spokesperson of SPLA-io announced his defection to Gen. Cirilo’s new rebel movement, and accused Dr. Riek of deliberately neglecting Equatorian soldiers in SPLA-IO by failing to supply them with guns and ammunition over the past few years, resulting in the death of Gen. Ellias Lino Jada & Gen. Martin Kenyi, and other Equatorian sons and daughters.””

An open letter to H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic: For the success of the Proposed National Dialogue: First reconcile with true SPLM Rank and file and put aside SPLM late comers in your government Mr. President.

By Ustaz. Morris Mabior Awikjokdit, Juba, South Sudan

Your Excellency,

March 12, 2017 (SSB) — I am deliberately adopting an uncommon open letter approach to draw your attention to the ongoing carnage by International community and security organs, who are perpetrating what some are now calling genocide and crimes against humanity in South Sudan power struggle in the country for nearly four years since 2013 to date. A lot has been said about the Nuer/Dinka political conflict problem over political appointments and removal of constitutional political post holders, which you acknowledged in your traditional year-end address to the nation. But it appears you have a superficial understanding of the problem; in which case, I am compelled to school you on the problem, so you can end the nation’s drift and save South Sudan from the looming anarchy. Mr. President, we should stop chasing shadows. The power struggle problem is not about promoting individual political interests or multi-ethnic behavior.

I will spare you an academic definition, but for practical purposes, the power struggle problem is the systemic marginalization and institutionalized discrimination against particular ethnic communities and states for example, Apuk Juwiir community in Tonj state, which has been reduced to second-class citizens in a country they voted to join as equal partners. This community was the host of the SPLA Headquarters in Yinhkuel of present day newly created Thiet County has been marginalized for so long and had not been rewarded. It is the plunder and gross mismanagement of their resources, to finance Southern states, captured and held hostage by a vampire elite of tribal bigots and power hungry politicians; corrupt politicians and rent-seeking bureaucrats, operating a system of ethnic -inspired clientelism with mindless impunity.


By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala Uganda


March 12, 2017 (SSB) — Corruption has become meaningless since it has become a common topic in South Sudan. Because of that it no longer appeals to many people as it has become monotonous.  However what is clear is that corruption is increasing day and night in South Sudan as it is indicated by various reports. And each time the report on corruption is released corruption is shown to be eating the society to the core as it permeates every part of the system.

Thus, in this article, I intend to comment on the impact of corruption in general and with specific regard to the recent report on corruption scandals in the South Sudan Crisis Management Committee (CMC) of 2013. The CMC was formed in the aftermath of the outbreak of civil war in 2013. It was made up of several Government ministers and some technocrats.  The purpose of the CMC was to manage crises that were caused by the civil war in order to help citizens that were affected by the war.


Bishop Deng Majak

Bishop Deng Majak

March 12, 2017 (SSB) — Tonj Youth group in Nairobi Kenya pay tribute to his eminence cardinal Rodolfo Deng Majak. Bishop Deng Majak was sick and he passed on last Monday while under medication in Berlin Germany.

Bishop Deng Majak a South Sudanese nationalist was said to shall have suffered blood pressure. He consulted many doctors in Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, and Kenya all the way up to Berlin Germany where he died on Monday under treatment.

On behalves of all South Sudanese especially Tonj people in particular, the actual pass on of his eminence saddened many people. This latent season is going to be mourning durations around the world its unfortunate indeed.  This is a below to all of us base on his legacy of being a bishop of peace and togetherness.


No nation, or people, have ever become great without a great elite

Posted: March 12, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Philosophy

How tribalism drives graft and impedes real progress

By Makau Mutua | Saturday, Mar 11th 2017


I have said it before, and will do so here again — no nation, or people, have ever become great without a great elite. Countries are only as great as their elites. Several states in Asia — South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Japan, and India — are Exhibit A.

Even North Korea — in spite of being ruled by a dynasty of a megalomaniacal family of dictators — has proven that a tiny state can exert power on the global stage. Not every lunatic can do what test-tube dictator Kim Jong Un is doing — unsettle and paralyse the great United States into a checkmate. That’s why I want to interrogate the cancer of corruption, and how it stunts states. My definition of corruption isn’t boilerplate.

Let’s take South Korea as a singular illustration of my thesis. In the early 1960s, South Korea was as underdeveloped — and backward — as Kenya, or Ghana. But in three decades, South Korea became a top-15 global economy where Kenya and Ghana remained mired at the bottom of the heap. South Koreans over 50 years of age have a faint memory of unheated huts, earthen floors, and muddy roads.


A rebuttal to the Sudan Tribune report that published my name among South Sudan government alleged corrupt officials and beneficiaries of the misappropriated funds of the Crisis Management Committee

By Biel Boutros Biel, Currently in Exile

corruption in Juba


March 12, 2017 (SSB) — Dear family members, friends, colleagues and members of the public, I would like to inform you that I have come to learn that my name has been published among the alleged suspects and beneficiaries of the alleged misappropriated funds of the 2014 South Sudan’s Crisis Management Committee formed by the government of South Sudan under Salva Kiir. The committee was meant to preach lies to cover up fabrications of a false coup alleged to have happened on 15 December 2013 in Juba, South Sudan.


I want to categorically state that including my name as one of the alleged corruption beneficiaries, is a desperate attempt by a desperate regime, is a big lie, an organised blackmailing and a scheme intended by Juba regime to divert public attention from their plan to kidnap and deport me to Juba as planned over the last one month or so. No one, even a coached witness can face me in a court of law to produce any evidence against me on this allegation. SIMPLE COMMON SENSE: HOW COULD I BE BENEFICIARY OF LOOTS OF A REGIME THAT IS YEARNING TO HARM ME JUST BECAUSE OF MY HUMAN RIGHTS WORK THAT EXPOSES ITS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES? The agents are in a complete despair!

By David Deng Chapath, Kampala, Uganda

Traffic police in Bor, Solomon Mabior Ruar

Jonglei state Director of traffic police Col Solomon Mabior Ruar on fouth independence day picture by Mach Samuel

March 12, 2017 (SSB) —- Some time back I wrote an article attacking those who were campaigning for the post of Inspector General of Police (IGP). In that Article I pointed that the Police office is not a political office but it is an office established based on training and skills. Because of that I concluded that politicizing the police as it was happening would be disastrous to the integrity hence negatively affects the effectiveness of the police force.

However, someone from Western Lakes attacked me directly thinking that I was criticizing the one from Western Lakes who was campaigning for the IGP office. Therefore, this article is in response to such an unjustified attack by telling that person that I was not protecting the IGP post but my aim was to protect the integrity of the police force.

Thus, the reason I wanted to protect police integrity and ethics is that they are fundamental to effective policing and help build trust within communities and are only achieved through training and practice in policing. Because of that sound conduct by police improves community interactions, enhances communication, and promotes shared responsibility for addressing crime and disorder.


Prof Majok Kelei stands next to UNMISS chief at Council of ministers in Bor picture by Mach SamuelBor youth withdraw from Boma state to give room for negotiation