Archive for October 28, 2017


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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