Archive for March 16, 2017

By Maliap Madit, Kampala, Uganda


The Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development – JIPDD

March 16, 2017 (SSB) — First and foremost, the writer isn’t a dialogist (Speaker) of the National Dialogue Committee and as such, this article isn’t meant to answer the questions in the minds of all South Sudanese regarding the national dialogue, but just a personal view as a peace-loving citizen.

A lot has been said and we will continue saying all sort of things which could help us achieve a lasting peace. My President, H.E. 1st Lt. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit deserves a vote of thanks for this initiative. For, there are rarely few leaders who know the real essence of leadership and peace in times of unrests and deteriorating economy, Bravo Mr. President!

When the president of the republic decreed the National Dialogue Initiative and consequently formed a committee under his Patronage together the then Co-Patron, Bishop Paride Taban, it was received with mixed reactions, that is assumed as a political move by the happy-go-lucky individuals especially opposition of the system.


It Never Rains it Pours

Posted: March 16, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Malith Alier, Poems.

By Malith Alier, Juba, South Sudan

National Prayers Day

Here you are,

Looking backward over the span

Calmness moderation

Clouds in the wood accelerate!

My baby, my son ooi

Pictures of horror reborn

Peace an elusion

It never rains it pours


David Yau Yau

GPAA Chief Yau Yau deliver 4 abducted children in Bor on May 19 2015

Presidential Decrees, March 15, 2017: Dismissals and (re-) Appointments

  1. David Yau Yau Jangkuch relieved as Deputy Minister for Defence and Veteran affairs and re-appointed as Deputy Minister of Labour, Human resources and Public Service
  2. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang appointed as Minister for Labour, Human resources and Public Services.
  3. Onyoti Adigo Nyikwach, the leader of SPLM-DC in Juba, is appointed as Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, to replace Dr. Lam Akol who resigned last year to launch a new party
  4. Thoi Chany Reat appointed as Deputy Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs.
  5. The SPLMIO lawmakers with Dr. Riek Machar in the bush, including him, have all been relieved and replaced by new SPLM-IO loyal to 1st VP Taban Deng Ghai.