Archive for March 24, 2017

A Countryman between two Lawyers is like a fish between two cats: Assessing the role of lawyers in the South Sudanese crises

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

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March 24, 2017 (SSB) — I have taken the above quote that “a countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats” from Benjamin Franklin. In fact, before I assess the role of lawyers in the South Sudan crises based on this quote, I would like to ask my readers to persevere with me a bit so that I tell them the biography of Benjamin Franklin in brief and why I love and make him to be my role model. Having asked my readers a permission to allow me to digress a bit and presume that they have allowed me, I now give the brief background of Benjamin Franklin.

 Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States as Wikipedia told me. He was before becoming the President of the USA a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.  He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia’s fire department and the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution.


By Ater Garang Ariath, Juba, South Sudan

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March 24, 2017 (SSB) — My fellow South Sudanese, men and women, old and young good night, As I approach aforementioned heading, I am oblige as South Sudanese citizen, die –heart freedom fighter, Pan-Africanism theoretician, global villager and secularist with dedicated energies to bring into some South Sudanese doom-casters, specialized war-mongers and social media propaganda actors that General Paul Malong Awan is more alive.

General Malong is flawless South Sudanese iconic hero and freedom fighter in his aged generation and will be a great legend of the age’s generation to come and his death will not be wished and will never happen through doom-casters, but God knows, who will go first.

However, spreading wild rumors and shallow information on his health status, in the social media and other propagandas media outlets around the globe and at home is tantamount to high conspiracy punishable in the country’s constitutional framework.


By Maliap Madit Mabior, KAMPALA, Uganda


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March 24, 2017 (SSB) — If words were humans or if I had any way, this article would write itself reason being that it bears all we know about ourselves. I’m wondering whether many of us have seen the signs and symptoms this disease or just me alone. However, my own research shows that we are all suffering differently but the same disease – rich or poor.

I called it ‘Victim Mentality’ not that I can’t find other words, but these two words makes a complete view of our status in South Sudan. For me or us who have been suffering since, before, during and now in an independent state – South Sudan, I’m or we aren’t bothered nor ashamed to talk about it otherwise, it is part of us and by the way by this time, we would have been veterans if suffering was an achievement.


By David Deng Chapath, Kampala, Uganda

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March 24, 2017 (SSB) — Let me begin this article with what William Shenstone once said about lie and a liar. He said, “a liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood”. Hence, this article is in response to the recent news circulating on Facebook that General Paul Malang Awan, the Army Chief was dead in order to inform the public that such news was malicious, fabricated and baseless.

I have to tell the public that one of the people whose post misled the public in relation to Malong Awan is Sheriff Balang Nyakim who posted the post that falsely killed Malong. His post reads as follows as I have quoted below—

“General Paul Malong Awan Anei ( was a South Sudanese politician and military figure. He served as governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal since 27 March 2008 before promoted to Army Chief. In April 2014 he was appointed Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army by the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit.