Archive for October, 2017


By Adol Akuei, Eldoret, Kenya

Adol Akuei

Adol Akuei

October 31, 2017 (SSB) — ‘We have gradually lost our awareness of equality. This awareness we need to recover, we must return to a vision of life-based on equality. To appreciate quality means from a cultural perspective, to return back to books while turning from the newspaper and radio and telephone. We must turn away from haste and hurry to tranquility and silence,

From diversion to paying attention,

From sensation to contemplation,

From virtuosity to art,

From snobbery to humility,

From excess to restraint.’

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Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders Statement on South Sudan

Posted: October 31, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Press Release

27 October 2017, ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Mading Ngor

FREE Mading Ng’or

October 31, 2017 (SSB) — WE; the civil society leaders and human rights defenders representing different non-governmental and non-profit-making organisations from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, South Sudan and Canada who gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, from 15 to 27 October 2017, attending East Africa Human Rights Programme;

TAKE NOTICE of the deploring human rights violations in South Sudan, marked by so many internally displaced camps within South Sudan and refugee camps in the neighboring countries where South Sudanese live in inhumane conditions;

FURTHER TAKE NOTICE of the continued violations of the right to freedom of speech, expression, opinion, press, and assembly perpetrated by the Government of South Sudan through its security agents;

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By Matai Manuoi Muon, Kampala, Uganda

President Kiir and Ambassador Nikki Halley

October 31, 2017 (SSB) — In the international legal prism, precisely under the declaratory theory, a state is an independent, political, and socio-economic entity, with a definite boundary, a permanent population, and a government. The most striking attribute as per the international law, however, is the ability of the state to enter into relations with other sovereign states. The question of recognition depends on the theory of the international law one employs. For example, under the constitutive theory, the case of Israel, the Somaliland and the Palestine would remind one that states do not have to pass the declaratory test so as to exist. A sovereign state loses its sovereign being where so it cannot manage its affairs in an effective way. Oxford Dictionary describes, a failed state as a state whose political or economic system has become so weak that the government is no longer in control. The political, social and geographical structures of the state cease their independence if more than one actor plays within the sovereignty. New, artificial boundaries, imagined at best, and real at worst become the new features of the failed state.

In South Sudan, that threshold has been passed. Economists struggle to find the perfect term for South Sudan’s economic quagmire. The New York Times of January 20, 2017 reported that the country’s inflation rate reached triple digits. For the lay man, triple digit inflation occurs at the rate of 200-900% in which case the local currency becomes virtually worthless. Prices of goods and services skyrocket. The poor encounters slow but painful economic death. Beyond this rate, is the so-called hyper-inflation where the rate goes up to 1000%. It was first witnessed in Germany’s Weimar Republic during the First World War. Some economists however, have argued that South Sudan might have well reached that level at some points. With more than 20 small rebel groups in the country, each claiming some sort of independence, the government would be lying for any claim of control in the internal political affairs of the young state. Disorganized as they look, these groups are not so disorganized that they cannot inflict a reasonable harm to the state. They remain both a political and defense threat to Juba.

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A rebuttal letter from TWIC East leadership in Kampala

Posted: October 31, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Press Release

Twic East Youth & Students
Association (TEYSA)
P.O Box 24930 Kampala
Uganda.
30th October 2017.
Ref No: 01/Oct/17.
To: The General Public.
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO STATEMENT OF DECLARATION BY INDIVIDUALS PURPORTING TO BE REPRESENTING TWIC EAST AS ADDRESSED TO SPLM/A IO, DATED 25/10/2017 AND CONFUSINGLY 29/10/2017 AT THE SAME TIME.
October 31, 2017 (SSB) — The administration of Twic East in Kampala, has learned with shock the slanderous move by some individuals purporting to be representing the name of the community and defecting to SPLA-IO. Below are the individuals behind the statement in disguise of Twic East leadership in Kampala:
1. Thon Lual Har Cholweng.
2. Duot Manyok Joseph.
3. Manyok Mayen Gak.
4. Nyarwal Lonypiny Diu.
5. Majok Ngot.

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By Cde. Acuil Malith Banggol, Juba, South Sudan

Role of Traditional Authority, by Acuil Malith

October 28, 2017 (SSB) — I am confident in the initiative and progress of National Dialogue. I wish it could go faster or it could attract everyone to demonstrate his or her Jenuubeen nationhood and leadership quality. National Dialogue is an excellent opportunity. To me, National Dialogue in its current state has timely come to enable the Peoples of South Sudan to own the past, now and future. South Sudanese, as the community with a desire to freedom, peace, and prosperity as came on June 12-13, 1947 Juba Conference by Traditional Authority Leaders called for oneness as Jenuubeen.

Father S. Ohure, compatriots and K. Kuanyin, compatriots felt the danger in 1955 and 1983 respectively. There was Anya-Nya and then SPLA to defend the General Will. Dr. John innovated the Solution Modalities and subsequently in Golden Plate granted to Jenuubeen a chance to vote in 2011 Referendum. Kiir, the Joshua, meandered to the Promised Land! Bashir saw the logic! Others vacillated and are fated to repeat. Cheers to Taban and Wani who shared the logic. HISTORY!

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By Matiop Alier, USA

President Kiir and Ambassador Nikki Halley

October 28, 2017 —The concept of state governance and socioeconomic progress, which, for the most part of our human political history, has always been preferably thorny and at the same time, wrought with mischaracterizations of facts, including many sacrifices, the vendetta of citizenry bills of rights or freedom, had been a curse for others and a blessing for many of global world citizens.

But a state from onset of her developmental progress or program of action, with group of seasoned men and women of high quality and substance coupled with the common good and understanding at the stool of leadership, but most importantly, with their country at heart, as exemplified in many political settings of the Western Society, shall, eventually triumph over those drawbacks and by pulling out their citizens from shackles of jaws of uncompromising poverty not only into a viable nation states but inter alia some sustainable republics.

It is, in political theory, also objectively right to say many of their kinds of such statesmen and state players, over the years, have furthermore, come and left the same temple of state politics, with nothing, but with a rich legacy of devotion ….as they had morbidly committed themselves to those simple ideals of their fatherlands, and republics; the very foundations set forth with by their predecessors, but not all for the sake of her patriotic appeals and national zeal.

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By Mabil Manyok Nhial, Gweru, Zimbabwe

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Duol Jok speaking in SSSAK conference at August 7th Memorial park Nairobi 2015

October 28, 2017 (SSB) — One of the South Sudanese students at National University of Science and Technology emerged victorious in a landslide victory on 27th October 2017. Ajal Bol Gai contested as a councilor for the Students Representative Council, a body representing the views and affairs of students within the ambiances of Zimbabwe.

Mr. Ajal Bol Gai, well known by his pseudonym, Africa, contested for as a Councillor with some other aspirants. It is trite according to the governing laws of the SRC at NUST, that any candidate with the highest votes shall be the Secretary-General in the hierarchy of the SRC. According to the National University SRC Constitution, SG is the Chief Administrator of the SRC superintending the daily supervision of the SRC’s issues with legitimate and sapiential exaltation which is always in tandem with students’ affairs.

It was a great duel where 44 candidates contested and Ajal happened to garner the highest votes of 3493 leaving the second contestant with 2083 votes. It is quite cumbersome taking time to convince people, who have never known one’s inner being, but for Africa, it was not his problem since his social affinity with students made it a go-easy task.

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By John Sunday Martin, Yei, South Sudan

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KiiRiek

October 26, 2017 (SSB) — The violation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflicts in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) is a real crisis that the region is part to, because the agreement is not only violated by the SPLM-IG but the region itself – who are desperately now, trying to resolve it through application of means that is biased, and unhelpful to the people of South Sudan, the very victims of the crisis.

The region knows the facts that, the battle that started in J1, from 8th July 2016 was well coordinated, and ordered by both President Salva Kiir and his army chief, Paul Malong Awan, yet the world sidelined with untruth, and injustices because of their corrupted political interests, and their deep hatred toward the person of Dr. Riek Machar.

The corruption of those regional leaders resulted in their collaboration with President Salva Kiir and Taban Deng Gai against the interested of the south Sudanese for peace, justices and democracy. In this regards, the July 2016 coup staged against the person of Dr. Riek Machar is contrived of Salva Kiir and Taban Deng Gai in collaboration with some corrupted regional leaders against the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

tribalism in rss

October 25, 2017 (SSB) — Medical profession is like any other discipline. Medicine is an evidence-based practice to diagnose and treat diseases. It is therefore not meant to generate wealth; mammon. It is humanitarian and those who practice it must show love and trust, they must be humble, co-operative and not be hot-tempered. That is what is translated that doctors should not get angry which is wrong. They have sentiments.

Those are, among others, the desired characteristics and qualities of somebody who practices medicine. They show remorse. They care and put themselves in the place of the sick. Medics do not prevent death. They save and try to prolong lives. As you are well aware, they die too. They are immortals and have their weaknesses.

They practice their profession guided by medical ethics and Hippocratic Oath. The purpose of writing this is to inform the people, those enslaved by ignorance, that doctors have no divine powers to block and prevent the superpowers of the Omnipotent God from calling His subjects; when and where necessary.

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By Martin Ariel Majak, Alexandria, Egypt

President Kiir and Ambassador Nikki Halley

October 25, 2017 (SSB) — The revitalization of the ARCISS that’s already underway and being spearheaded by IGAD that brokered it in the first place – is a promising thing to see happening given the urgency of addressing the problem of the civil war that has devastated and ravaged our country.

Brutally speaking, the pact being renegotiated has all along been hanging on the thread. It suffered a heavy blow on the day Riek abandoned Juba for the bush and his subsequent declaration of an armed rebellion against the government.

If it was not Taban’s intervention to take the mantle of leadership of the SPLM/IO following Riek’s departure from Juba, the agreement would have been completely buried under the sand by now and there would have been an all-out-war between the government and the SPLA/IO.

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By Akube Ndoromo and Biel Rambang

Riek and Emma

Riek Machar and Emma McCunne

October 22, 2017 (SSB) — In spite of repeated speculations, all charged that we have a personal problem with Dr. Riek. Well, we have a problem with Dr. Riek, as you have put it. But do you know; what is the problem between him and following (80 Gens)? Who knows him because they have worked for him?

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Baping Association for Development Fundraiser Set for May 26, 2018

Posted: October 22, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE, October 18, 2017

Baping Association for Development Fundraiser Set for May 26, 2018

You Are Cordially Invited!

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Baping Association for Development (BADE)

October 22, 2017 (SSB) — To all the sons and daughters of Dachuek community in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and around the world,  and  to our Twic East communities, our sisterly communities of Duk, and  Bor, as well as all South Sudanese Communities; to our  in-laws, friends,  and our well-wishers and generous donors, you are all cordially invited to attend  Dachuek  Baping Community Association for Development  fundraiser, reunion, general  election, and Cultural Day celebration  from Saturday  – Sunday, May 26-27,  2018  in Des Moines, Iowa.

The purpose of the Cultural Day celebration is to reflect upon our core values, identity and principles that bring us together as South Sudanese and, in particular, the Dachuek Community.  We the Dachuek people boldly embrace our cultural traditions and wisdom that have been bestowed upon us by our maker and passed down to us through our great ancestors.  Indeed, as members of the Dachuek community, we have been inspired to embrace our strengths and use them to transform our communities around the world for the advancement of mankind and, in particular, for the great people of South Sudan.

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By Sunday de John, Juba, South Sudan

President Kiir's speeches after independence

Salva Kiir Mayaardit: The Joshua of South Sudan. Grab your copy at Amazon.com

October 21, 2017 (SSB) —- President of the Republic of South Sudan shoulders huge responsibility of running a country engulfed by hostilities. From the time of the SPLM fallout and its subsequent disintegration, the country has been put in shreds.

Rebellions of different fronts have surfaced. They all have been fighting for undefined goals. Some of the rebellions have tribal motives and some have even individual motives but they have all disguised their ulterior and sinister motives in the shadow of transformation.

It is inevitable that South Sudan has been transformed into a country were poverty is ragging like a wildfire. We are victims of our own stupidity. Undeniably, a brother has murdered a brother. We have no bond. We have faltered. Peace is a distance thing. We have invited our own problem. We shoulder the downfall and all the mayhem it attracts.

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By Noble Leek Goi, Kampala Uganda

Jonglei partitions into two states

October 21, 2017 (SSB) — The proposal of separation of JONGLEI STATE into two, should not be perceived as a divide and rule method. It is a policy of taking town to people as proposed by Dr. John Garang. Jonglei state just like other states, deserves to be further separated into three states; Bor state, Tuic state and Duk state, leave alone being separated into two states. There is need for services to be taken closer to people.

Why did we accept our former counties to be divided into 8:3:3? Wasn’t it because we need to take services to people? If division is bad, then we need to emerge back our 14 counties to 1 or 3 counties as they were.

If your brain is focusing on current regime, then you can say there are no services to be taken to people. But if you can see beyond the boundaries of this regime, then you will know that there will be services in future.

“What an old man can see while sited, a young man cannot see it when standing.” We the youths of Jonglei who are against the decision taken by our MPs might have not seen what they saw.

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Why President Kiir should Resign Immediately

By Deng Atak Ken, Curtin University, Australia

Kiir and Garang, liberation day

Dr. John Garang and Commander Salva Kiir Mayaardit, during the liberation era

October 21, 2017 (SBB) — My beloved South Sudanese people around the world I think the time has come for our president Mr. Kiir Mayardit to step aside and give a chance to someone else to lead the nation into the different path because the country is no longer moving forward instead it is killing its vulnerable peoples every day. A nation needs a new leader with fresh blood, deferent attitude, different approaches and different thinking and knows precisely what it takes to reunite the land and built a healthy economy.

President Kiir has done a lot, and he should be proud of what he did since he joined the movement up to the independence of the country. President Kiir ladies and gentlemen for those who don’t know him he is a man of peace and principle. He fought harder at the struggle time, and he never rebelled against the movement.

Tomorrow if South Sudan’s history will acknowledge Dr. John Garang, as a founder of the SPLM/SPLA, a champion of CPA and father of the nation than Kiir will be acknowledged as a diligent leader who guided his people successful in difficult circumstance toward the independent and sovereign state. These are significant achievements, therefore, the history won’t abandon them, but the real question is did president Kiir lead South Sudanese people into developing, a prosperous, peaceful, democratic and stable country in this competitive twenty-first century?

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Mother Africa: When Is The Dawn Of Your Day To Rise Up?

Posted: October 21, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Poems.

By Gabriel Kucdit Kachuol, Nairobi, Kenya

africa

The true size of Africa

Oh, mother Africa,

The land of great natural endowment:

So pregnant with world highly coveted minerals,

The land with magnificent scenery of flora and fauna.

The virgin land;

 Of once a great civilisation, art and philosophy,

Of great Kings and Queens, heroes and heroines,

Of great peoples of ethnographical diversity

Of majestic rivers, Lakes and valleys,

Of impressive mountains and plains

Of savannah and thick equatorial jungles;

The most wonderful land whose imperial geographers and explorers

 Approached with curious admiration and spectacle,

When is the dawn of your day to rise up?

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By Apioth Mayom Apioth, USA

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David Yau-Yau, the Murle militia leader who led a military rebellion against the gov’t of South Sudan leading to the creation of the Greater Pibor Administrative of which he (Yau-Yau) has been appointed the administrator by President Kiir.

October 20, 2017 (SSB) — The lost boys/girls of Sudan are hitting their 40s. In the West, when someone reaches her 40s; she starts to freak out and goes on a spending spree, because she begins to realize that half of her life is gone, never to be recovered. Similarly, Mr. President, you are in your mid sixties and those of your generation have spent 22 years of your lives fighting for the cause of southern Sudan.

That means two generations of South Sudan have wasted valuable and unrecoverable time of their lives struggling to piece together the peaceful nation we all dreamed of when we started to take up arms against the Arabo-dominated government. The new generation that is beginning to see light as we speak must get to enjoy the freedom and prosperity that the last two generations of South Sudan have missed out on.

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Open Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit Requesting an Immediate Dismissal of Mr. Deng Alor Kuol

G-10 in juba

SPLM G-5 arrives in Juba: Deng Alor Kuol, Ex-minister of cabinet affairs; Kosti Manibi Ngai, Ex-minister of finance & eco-planning; Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, Ex-minister in office of Kiir; John Luk Jok, Ex-minister of Justice; and Madut Biar Yel, Ex-minister of telcom & postal services.

To: H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit                                                                    

President of the Republic of South Sudan

C-in-C of the SPLA Army

Presidential Palace, J1

Juba, South, Sudan

Dear President Salva Kiir Mayardit,

October 20, 2017 (SSB) — We, the undersigned patriots from all ethnic groups of South Sudan, are profoundly disturbed by the sinister actions of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Deng Alor Kuol, who took upon himself the task to undermine the smooth implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) signed in August 2015. Prior to enumerating the steps taken by him to undermine the ARCISS, we would like to highlight the history of his betrayal of the peace and tranquility of our country.

This letter is divided into three parts. Part one highlights the machinations and deceptions Mr. Deng Alor employed to deceive the then Vice President Dr. Riek Machar in 2013 to demand the immediate resignation of the Chairman of the SPLM Party in contravention of the basic rules and regulations of the SPLM Party. His deceptions led to the outbreak of war in 2013. Part two focuses on the current plots to destroy the implementation of the peace. Part three is the fundamental objective of Mr. Deng Alor, which is, garnering international support to topple President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

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By Junior William Deng, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Jonglei partitions into two states

October 17, 2017 (SSB) — Men with little political education are very dangerous, they are always responsible for the division, death of people, lack of development, and poor economy; they thrive through chaos and tantrums. Today Jonglei is divided in order to increase chances of ruling by expanding administrative structures.

This was the unprecedented wrong decision taken by minority fools and political illiterates in the so-called “Jonglei State Legislative Assembly.”

This is not the time and the need for two states is not warranted. I think in the future when peace and stability are attained in South Sudan, our people would be engaged through the referendum in order to take a well-informed decision.

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By Mawut Ayii Anyieth, Australia

Why mocking the president, they shud be arrested

October 17, 2017 (SSB) — The government of South Sudan has faced prime disruption because of the conflict that following the country’s independence in July 2011. Since then, relations with Sudan from foreign countries has inexorably changed, and thus increasingly driving away foreign investors. However, considering South Sudan’s historical footprint calls for peace have solidified liveability and improved security upon the admission into the United Nations and upholding to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

While countries like Israel supported South Sudan, the remainder of the world remained in silence. As South Sudan endured the perpetual societal damage, the United States extended a lending hand and continued their long-standing sanctions for a country that was continuously encountering conflict. Many countries recognised the ramification caused by South Sudan’s independence, nevertheless, despite the efforts of the Israeli government to protect and revive the South Sudanese economy, thousands of refugees had faced deportation.

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