Archive for April 9, 2017


By Ms. Anon Muoryuin Kuch, Yirol, South Sudan

Youth

youth of South Sudan

April 9, 2017 (SSB) —- It is very clear there is a conspiracy in the strike of Panakar Secondary School; what is not very clear is who the perpetrators and the conspirators are. This I will debunk later but first let’s study the suspects and source of the problem. The colossal damage that was done to the office of the governor well known as State Secretariat, Ministry of Education, SPLM office, Yirol town commissioner’s office and many shops vandalized and looted by a gang of people believed to be students is a mind boggling unprecedented event that will go down hard in the history of Yirol.

The building that houses the state secretariat was built by UNDP as a community resource center for youth. How will such an organization agree to build such an amenity again for the community that demolishes? This can be thoughts of individuals who do not want progress of Yirol under a new leader.  As seen the offices do not belong to Governor Maj. Gen Bor Wutchok Bor but the state of Eastern Lakes. They are public offices any other person including those kids and their instigators can use in the near future as their offices, not unless they do not have ambitions. It takes very unconscionable men to think of such destruction to public property.

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By Ajang Barach-Magar, Nairobi, Kenya

300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

War children of South Sudan

April 9, 2017 (SSB) — Over the past few years, I ‘ve watched Twic East Girls Scholarship Program (TEGSP) with utter exasperation as it sprouted and gained ground. For anyone who may not be conversant with it, TEGSP is a girls-only scholarship program where preference is given exclusively to girls of Twi ethnic origin. Boys and other non-preferred groups are never considered as potential recipients.

To be lucidly clear from the outset, what I am challenging is the overt discrimination of male children and their subsequent exclusion. TEGSP is so deeply misguided. On their occasionally dysfunctional website, they do not provide any passionately and thoroughly reasoned grounds for their absurd decision to enlist the education of girls as their only priority. Perhaps, it is inevitable that anyone would encounter ridiculous difficulties trying to justify such an archetypal act of misandry.

Nevertheless, some of those who support it ~ chiefly Twi Community in the Australian state of Queensland, ‘ve attempted to rationalize their discriminatory gender criterion. It is unrelievedly surprising that hundreds of adult males and females – a mini society in its own right, but one at its absolute mediocrity, can be so derisively passive, irrationally insensitive or both.

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The Wholesale Politics of History Destruction of Lou Ariik County: Who wants to change history of 13th century only in 21st century?

By Ariik Atekdit, Juba, South Sudan

Local residents celebrating the creation of Lou Ariik County in Akok Village

Local residents celebrating the creation of Lou Ariik County in Akok Village

April 9, 2017 (SSB) — Last year Tonj State lobbied for the creation of more counties and the intellectuals indeed projected the long existent chieftaincies (traditional administrative units) to be promoted to administrations in order to qualify for more counties. Lou Ariik happened to be one of the localities that have emerged into county status with its correct name and its administration at Alabek Headquarters.

Tonj State considers itself the biggest among the newly created 32 states in South Sudan; it does this by reflecting on its historical localities that had existed before the arrival of British Colonialists to the Sudan, these localities includes Lou Ariik area. And Lou Ariik had existed before the creation of the former Tonj District in Bahr el Ghazal region.

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By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, Kampala, Uganda

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KiiRiek

April 9, 2017 (SSB) — This article is purposely written to expose dirty politics that is going on in the Office of the President of South Sudan. In doing that my approach will be as follows: first, I will describe, defines and discuss the meaning of politics in general, then relates it to South Sudan and the Office of the President of South Sudan in particular. After that I will discuss reasons to support my argument that politics is not a dirty game but a good game played by dirty politicians. Thus, I begin in the order as given.

In order to effectively explain how dirty the politics is, let’s begin with the quotation of James McGreevey who once said, “We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views”.

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LUKE 17:17— “Were not all ten cleansed?” Jesus asked. “Where then are the other nine? Was no one found except this foreigner” to return and give glory to God? Then Jesus said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well!”…

By Jon Pen de Ngong, Nairobi, Kenya

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REV. CAN. PAUL DENG CHOL TO RED ARMY: THANK YOU FOR WHO I AM!

April 9, 2017 (SSB) — Rev. Paul Deng Chol stood beside Bishop Ezekiel Diing Ajang Malangdit of Twic East Diocese and waved at the congregation of St. Luke’s Parish, Ngumo, Nairobi, on Sunday, 2 April 2017. Rt. Rev. Ezekiel Diing has promoted Paul Deng to a position of a canon, elevating him to the status of a bishopric adviser.

Instead of thanking Bishop Diing, Rev. Paul surprisingly asked members of the Jesh Ahmar (Red Army) whose membership dates back to Pinyudo, Western Ethiopia, to raise their hands. A handful of them did.

The Canon bowed his head before the faithful in salutation to ‘Jesh Ahmar’ and thanked them for what he described as dream come true. “You made me who I am, today,” he added.

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By Duol Kuey Deng, Gambella, Ethiopia

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KiiRiek

April 9, 2017 (SSB) — The Republic of South Sudan’s political baseline was established in tribal basis from the beginning by the former Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) political elites; so this is an anxious footstep. If there are no consultative corrective advices from the previous experienced countries such as Rwanda, Northern Ireland, East Timor and the likes to curb the current crisis, South Sudanese will possibly be in the verge of vulnerability.

This will lead the country to the current status of Somalia. The signal of the rebellion that started as political turmoil between the two main rivals – President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar in 2013 was uncontrollable because the leaders were keen for leadership.

The groups of warlords, veterans and former rebels who consider themselves to be liberators who never witnessed to lead democratically except firing guns to the enemy have been ensnared to find successful leadership. The only tactics for them to ensure that their leadership is sustained is to keep the name – SPLM/A alive. This name (SPLM/A) would have been changed after the South Sudanese achieved their independence but was kept existed as a tool for the elites to enrich themselves to continuing grasping more wealth.

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By Kur Wël Kur, Adelaide, Australia

April 9, 2017 (SSB) —- Stride by stride, a fishing spear down here and up there: the escort, mohandessin and military truck, zoomed away from Ngalangala, gathering the red dust towards Torit. It was a slow and tiresome journey for Nyankoot, Ajah and Elizabeth, but a drudgery for the six minesweepers, mohandessin because they had to spear most spots on the road especially unsuspicious spots. The enemy had trained traitors to plant mines in unsuspicious places such as rocky places or under rotting logs that lay about on roads.

 Frequently, the contents (a corporal who was in charge of escort and Nyankoot with her daughters) of the truck had to deboard for the fresh air and to shake off the fatigue of sitting. The journey took a full duration that a footing to Torit could take.

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