Who is conspiring with President Bashir to threaten the sovereignty of South Sudan?

Posted: May 8, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers, Pal Chol Nyan

People live on earth with talk” Dinka Bor saying”.

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan


May 8, 2017 (SSB) — South Sudan found itself embroiled in a devastating civil war. It has cost lives and brought about untold suffering. Millions of people are displaced. There is famine declared in some parts of the country. This civil war has been escalating and ongoing for the last three and close to four years. They are South Sudanese fighting and killing themselves. It is foolish to celebrate as a victory if you have slain your brother from anywhere in the country. I will be the last man to do it (God forbids).

Our own people are targeting themselves on high ways. This situation is untenable. It has temperamentally forced the President of Sudan to threaten that he would intervene. In the event that he fails, he would consider the international pressure to have the two countries re-united. This rhetorical statement has angered and caused a row among those who voted for secession.

They would not be happy seeing their inalienable rights betrayed again. Why would Bashir rush to solve our internal issues when his own house is leaking? Many people are starving to death and displaced in Darfur. Armed robbers are rampant in Western Sudan. High way banditries are the order of the day there. The Sudanese President should tell the world something more than that he has the guts to intervene and solve our conflict.

Why didn’t he put his house in order first? He has huge rebellions at his doorsteps. He failed to quell them. He was shouting to the top of his voice last year that he would end it next year, it is this year, he meant but nothing materialized. The rebellion in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile are spreading like wild fires. He could not control them. Where on earth do you leave your house burning and rush to extinguish the one of your neighbours?

It is only in the case of Sudanese President which has never been heard of? Yes, there is a glaring failure of leadership and weakness, in how our leaders; I mean those who wrangle over power; approach local and political issues .There is lack of seriousness and only inertia sets in the minds of the former SPLM commanders.

To some, the war, with the level of destructions we see, has become a lucrative business. There is instability; nobody should deny this; even the friendly enemies of the President who are in his camp. They are and have been taking the President for a long ride. We must come out clear here. There is a relative peace in Juba town now enforced by the security organs. But, is there peace in Boma and Jonglei?  Is there peace in Upper Nile? Is there peace between Apuk and Aguok?

Lou area is on fire. When you go to Nimule, even under armed escorts, you start to know God because you can’t tell what lies ahead. The areas deep in the former Central Equatoria are at war. There has been intermittent fighting in Wau and Rajah. The government should do something to stop this war. The 2015 agreement is being implemented piece-meal as the modalities of its implementation are dictated.

I am against reuniting South Sudan and Sudan. We don’t need oppression again. The time for repression and exploitation is over. We are better off being alone with our confusions and messes. South Sudanese need to sit down in an inclusive forum with all their hostile factions to amicably resolve their domestic problems.

The 1999 Wunlit People to People Peace Confrence,2002 Nairobi Declaration,2003 SPLM/A and SPLM/A United merger agreement, the 2004 Rumbek crisis between the Incumbent and the Late Chairman which was mediated by Dr. Riek Machar are good references in how we can  reconcile our differences. This seems to have defeated our intelligence; yet we can use every trick of the book.

This war ought to stop. It would now have been an opportune time to build the country. It is not enough and in fact a shame to do patchy works on the old buildings of the then Regional Government. Some people are not embarrassed to have them inaugurated. They are old structures just being whitewashed.

We are too mature to be deceived. The prosecutors of the war must discern that it will take them generations if they so choose to fight. We shall not pin our hopes on personal Initiatives whose outcomes are always counterproductive. The threats of Sudanese President are non-starter and should not be taken into an account.

The author is a concerned citizen and can be reached at his email: Palchol Nyan <palcholnyan@yahoo.com> or Tel: +211956558800.

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  1. David says:

    If happen sir, you would see 90% voted for reunification. Ordinary citizens are tied of war,


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