Archive for April 5, 2017


By Hon. Arop Madut Arop, Nairobi, Kenya

media reporting

THE FUNCTION OF A NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY AND THE STATE OF THE PRESS IN SOUTH SUDAN

April 5, 2017 (SSB) —- In part three of this article, we will discuss the function of a newspaper’s concept, identity and its management. This part will shed some light on how a newspaper is conceived and born. This is important because many business people in South Sudan in particular, have started establishing newspapers without making thorough market research or by consulting with those better informed about this vital profession, which affects lives of people. The sad endgame is that, majority of newspapers, in Juba today, except few ones, like Juba Monitor and the Arabic Daily al Moufeg, do not reflect what newspapers are expected to provide. In the second part, we will also discuss the first appearance of press in the then Southern Region of the then Sudan and the present pathetic state of the media in South Sudan. The last part will discuss about the dire need for the training of press men and press women in the world youngest nation, the Republic of South Sudan. Finally, in the opinion of this author is an urgent need for enactment of laws that hold responsible only, the media managements; and not the poor untrained reporters who have been getting the brunt of the discrepancies in the news gathering process in South Sudan.

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By Andrew Machar Clement, Juba South Sudan

war

April 5, 2017 (SSB) —- In his recent article, Andrew Mabor Clement, a fictious name or call it a Pen Name for my cousin Ater Nyacut Arok, aka Ater Rin Tueny who promised to write a piece of article soon on his cousin’s Facebook wall has emerged in a little way with a number of inconsequential outlines.

Frustrated by the fact that his father’s looting and murdering spree was cut short by President of the Republic of South Sudan, Ater Nyacut aka Andrew Mabor Clement has been running about like headless chicken, leveling accusations against anyone, ranging from Gen. Paul Malong Awan, aka king Paul, Gen. Mangar Buong Aluenge the brave, Hon. Dhieu Wel, down to Hon. Telar Ring Deng and others.

His accusations are all false and too are frustration driven. The spoon had fallen. That is the basis of wrath. His recent article and on whose response you are reading is but a lengthy piece of rubbish, a collection of lies meant to vilify Hon. Telar Ring Deng. In other words, the piece is just meant for the utterance of a slanderous and abusive statements against a statesman.

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A Powerful Solution to Our Current Economic Crisis

By Baak Chan Yak Deng, Juba, South Sudan

economy

April 5, 2017 (SSB) —- You know the feeling when the whole world has let you down.  Isn’t that what we are experiencing right now?  To get you in the right frame you know the feeling when the whole world has let you down.  Isn’t that what we are experiencing right now?  To get you in the right frame of mind, let me ask you this: What would you do if you were at the beginning stage of an enormous snowstorm that showed no signs up letting up?

Surely, to get ahead of it, you’d grab a shovel and start shoveling or jump in your car to buy the last snow blower on the floor.  Well, in our current economic mess, the solution is right in front of us, too.  Hire the best and brightest entrepreneurs (yes – that’s us!), and put them to work!  Who else is going to try something new that will shake us out of these tiresome doldrums?  Here are ten things entrepreneurs can do that make them smart power resources.

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Humanity Dignity Follows From the Right to Be Respected and Listened To: The Case of Ruweng People

By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

 kiir with Desalegn in ethiopia, Feb 2017

April 5, 2017 (SSB) — Ruweng people have absolute right to fair hearing. Thus, they government must accept their demands or be ready to die. It is their democratic rights to be consulted on how they should be governed. Hence, Ha-Joon Chang once stated that “democracy, despite its limitations, is in the end the only way to ensure that policies do not simply benefit the privileged few”.

In relation to the quote of Ha-Joon Chang above, it is important to observe that the people of Ruweng are exercising their democratic rights as provided for under the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan. Article 1 (5) of the Transitional Constitution of the  Republic of South Sudan, 2011 provides that South Sudan is founded on justice, equality, respect for human dignity and advancement of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Article 1(5) I have just cited is the basis of democracy in South Sudan when read together with article 9 of the Constitution.

In that regard, Article 9(1) of the Transitional Constitution establishes the Bill of Rights. Bill of Rights in this context is a covenant among the people of South Sudan and between them and their government at every level and a commitment to respect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in this Constitution.

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By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

Deadly Cholera outbreak in Duk County, Jonglei state

Deadly Cholera outbreak in Duk County, Jonglei state

April 5, 2017 (SSB) — Duk County’s Health Department and the Sudan Medical Care (SMC) said twenty-one people died and more than 100 others hospitalized due to cholera outbreak in northern Jonglei State. Dozens of patients are currently undergoing medication in Padiet primary health care, some 180 km from Bor, the capital of South Sudan’s Jonglei state

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio Cholerae. The bacteria lead to severe dehydration and death if not promptly treated. The outbreak is currently confined to the Palaidhiim village in Padiet, Dongchak Payam.

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There is no Luck in Becoming President: A Theory of Luck in President Kiir’s Ascendancy to Power is Baseless

By David Deng Chapath, Kampala Uganda

President Kiir's speeches after independence

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April 4, 2017 (SSB) — I have kept quiet for very long time concerning the theory which many propagandists have been developing to explain how President Kiir came to power. But it is time now to break the silence on this theory by telling those people that luck and hard work go together. This is because a person cannot be lucky to the extent of becoming president without having worked for it.

As defined, luck is a success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions. This definition clearly shows that luck means getting something one has not completely worked for. For example, someone who finds dropped money on the way but no one reclaims from him or her can be said to be lucky because he or she has not worked for that money.

Luck as also defined above can be failure. This means that it is something unstable and uncertain which is not determinable. Thus, luck is not certain source of success to the extent that someone depends on it.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

economy of RSS

Jump-starting the economy of South Sudan?

April 4, 2017 (SSB) — I am not an economist but I have a serious point of argument against policy-makers and national economists that why they failed to understand inflation and regarded it as a problem, and if they understood it as a problem, what did they do?

I think inflation is a problem in the Republic of South Sudan. It is a social problem; it is a psychological and mental problem; it is an economic and socio-economic problem; it is a national problem; it is a regional problem as well as spiritual problem.  I got chocks and eminent surprise with clear evidences today when I came along the main road to my workplace; and I got three children lying down along the roadside hungry; they couldn’t see and they have deserted their parents because parents couldn’t feed them.

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2017’s letter of hope to my heart

Posted: April 5, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in KON Joseph Leek, Poems.

Thorns in the flesh (The heartaches)
Have a heart my beloved
Don’t think I am a fool, I am just broke!
2017’s letter of hope to my heart
By Kon Joseph Leek
You look at my face and grin wide from ear to ear wondering how old-age has damaged my face by replacing its previous smoothness with wrinkles meandering here and there like contours and due to my ignorance, I couldn’t do anything to save it from being such craggy!
No darling, I am not a fool, neither am I ignorant, what you see on my face are not old-age signs, I am just broke to add more flesh where the skin has folded like that one of a lizard. The “fold” is only an opportunistic visitor that’ll not overstay but utilizing a chance exploiting the absence of the flesh to hold up the skin

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