Archive for November, 2017

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Ambassador Nikki Haley

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

U.S. Mission to the United Nations

New York City, November 28, 2017

November 30, 2017 (SSB) — Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Ms. Keita, for your briefing.

Every member of this Council is familiar with the horrifying statistics being produced by the violence in South Sudan. Millions of South Sudanese are facing famine and have been driven from their homes. Tens of thousands are dead. Thousands of children have been forced into conflict as child soldiers. I, too, knew these statistics before I traveled to South Sudan in October. But that knowledge did not prepare me for the suffering that I saw there.

I saw a civilian population that is deeply traumatized by the violence they have experienced. And a population that is unacceptably vulnerable to further violence. I saw families living under tarps, on mud floors. I lost count of the number of women who told me they had been raped – often repeatedly. I heard more stories of husbands being shot and babies being taken and killed than anyone should ever hear.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

National Dialogue, concept reflictions by Mading Deng

“In this polarized and polarizing conflict, perceptions can overshadow reality, and whatever the equation of the power structures, the Dinka are being seen as having replaced the Arabs as the rulers in an ethnically unjust system. As the various ethnic groups converge against what they perceive as Dinka domination, the Dinka in turn begin to perceive themselves as targeted and paradoxically as in imminent danger of a genocidal onslaught. They therefore strive to mobilize themselves in self-defense.” – Dr Francis Mading Deng – SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE; Conceptual Reflections page 43

November 30, 2017 (SSB) — South Sudanese is best known across the globe because of their peculiar human traits; they are sympathetic, they are kind and welcoming, Junubeen is caring and honest, they are rich in humanity.

Commonly generosity and pride are their towering characters that any visitors cannot pass without notice.

In an article published by the Dawn Newspaper on the 21st November 2017 three International Journalists; writer Jeffrey Gentleman, Photographer Sara Hylton and producer Eve Lyons evidently and undoubtedly exposed the exact traits by which South Sudanese people are best known for.

The unenthusiastic ones such as hostility are cogently approaching in as a result of many dreams crushed, chronic trauma and many years of accumulated stress.


List of Victims of Duk Payuel County Massacre of 27th November 2017


  1. Deng Yuol Ader – Chief
  2. Lual Machuk Nhial – Chief.
  3. Nyandeng Nyakan Malek – Child.
  4. Jok Mayul Reath – Child.
  5. Nyuon Chol Nhial. Child.
  6. Lueth Ket Rabang – Child.
  7. Akech Atem – Child.
  8. Deng Leek Deng – Soldier.
  9. Duot Deng Duot – CRS.
  10. Diing Deng Monybeer – CRS.
  11. Ajah Chol Ajack.
  12. Nyagach Bayak Diu.
  13. Mayen Mapur Kuai.
  14. Adut Rou Pajok.
  15. Maker Anyang Ayom.
  16. Abul Yhen Bol.
  17. Kuthin Deng Dut.
  18. Riak Kuir Koyor.
  19. Adau Deng Duot.
  20. Achol Manyik Yai.
  21. Ajah Malok Deng.
  22. Abuk Bol Ater.
  23. Nyandeng Thon Ayuel.
  24. Ayul Kok Deng.
  25. Yany Lam.
  26. Mageu Riak Aleer.
  27. Chol Nyot Lual.
  28. Kuai Lul Guet.
  29. Nyaker Tut Tong.
  30. Achol Yuol Ader.
  31. Makuei Atem Goch. Soldier
  32. Apiir Machut Akech.
  33. Nyawai Nuer.
  34. Achok Manyok Puot.
  35. Dr. Biar Chagai Biar.
  36. Aweek Mayek Aleer.
  37. Juma Pitia John.
  38. Ajah Mayul Reath.
  39. Magai Bang Deng.
  40. Nyamot Kanjai.
  41. Nyapayuel Mayul.
  42. A Driver of John Dau Foundation.

May their Souls Rest in Peace (R.I.P)


By Lucy Ayak Malek, Nairobi, Kenya

Bol Deng Miyen

Bol Deng Miyen with Gen. Paul Malong Awan

November 26, 2017 (SSB) — At the outset as I pen down this public awareness, I am weeping tears and my heart is bleeding of the great loses orchestrated by the devils and the enemies of dooms to the intellectuals of Aweil in particular and across the country. On Nov.16th, Akech Piol Makuei aka Akec Mawel was murdered in a cool blood and later on post-mortem test found that, It is a serial killing’ professional killing’ which is only trained to NSS and CID.

He was strangled in the corridors of Juba and dumped to the street, in the morning his body was found lying in the street of Tongping; Sadly, a week later 24th Nov., Bol Deng Miyen was shot. My condolences to the bereaved families and May God rest their innocent souls in peace and arrest the souls of those who innocently murdered them in pieces.

Logically, Why always murdering Gen. Paul Malong Awan’s Kinsmen, tribesmen and putting the lives of his loyalists in jeopardy ?, without the operatives who doubles as murderers knowing the golden absolute rule of loyalty, they’ve gone so far butchering the intellectuals perceive to be having a close ties to Gen. Paul Malong Awan.


For immediate release

National Dialogue’s Uganda mission completes as Kenya consultations start

ND Outreach

Nairobi – Kenya/November 26, 2017

National Dialogue, concept reflictions by Mading Deng

“In this polarized and polarizing conflict, perceptions can overshadow reality, and whatever the equation of the power structures, the Dinka are being seen as having replaced the Arabs as the rulers in an ethnically unjust system. As the various ethnic groups converge against what they perceive as Dinka domination, the Dinka in turn begin to perceive themselves as targeted and paradoxically as in imminent danger of a genocidal onslaught. They therefore strive to mobilize themselves in self-defense.” – Dr Francis Mading Deng – SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE; Conceptual Reflections page 43

November 26, 2017 (SSB) — The National Dialogue’s Sub-committee on Refugees and International Outreach has arrived in Nairobi-Kenya for a fresh consultation action with South Sudanese citizens after having completed 13-day Consultation mission with refugees and other groups in the Republic of Uganda.

The National Dialogue’s delegates have finished the last consultative action in Adjumani district of Uganda on Friday as they traveled to Kampala and flew immediately using Kenya airways to Jomo Kenyata International Airport by Saturday evening.

Consultations in Kenya start on Monday/ November 27, 2017 with at least 20 prominent leaders (civil society, community leaders, religious groups, academics and influential personalities amongst political parties) of South Sudanese communities in Nairobi Kenya.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan



November 26, 2017 (SSB) — While strolling across the busy streets of Juba city slamming into a group of children and women selling a variety of items as vendors is a common scene.

Convolution is part of poky learning and teaching that leads to acceptance of new lifestyle, Juba city was famously known for huge cash and heavy spending, during those good goings days clusters of men and women order their foods in a competitive manner; sheya jidad/laam, shoruba laam/samak, kombo laam/samak was an ordinary order, quantity was not in a Juba jam-list, in those days what matter was quality and sweetness of the feast.

Those days were graced with a number of never-ending drinking in form of juices, sodas, milk, red bull, beer, cocktails and all sort of wines; that was when the political ball was still under the guarding arm of two historical and everyone delightful achievement, the referendum, and the Independence.




Here are the top South Sudanese students in Kenya who scored above 400 marks for the 2017 KCPE results. Nine (9) girls to eight (8) boys. GIRL POWER in action.



  1. Jonathan Kiri Lomole (M) scored 435 out of 500
  2. Abuk Nyang Deng (F) scored 431 out of 500
  3. Winnie Arek Garang (F) scored 429 out of 500
  4. Ngor Deng Ngor (M) scored 428 out 500.
  5. Samuel Chirbek Manyang (M) scored 428 out of 500
  6. Nyankiir Ezra Majok Chol (F) scored 424 out of 500
  7. Nyanut Maluach Kuot (F) scored 421 out of 500.
  8. Stephen Lotiam (M) scored 418 out of 500
  9. Abuk Gabriel Jok Riak (F) scored 417 out of 500.
  10. Abuk Jeremiah Deng Akol (F) scored 416 out of 500.
  11. Adut Philip Aguer Panyang (F) scored 415 out of 500
  12. Nyanwut Lem Chan (F) scored 413 out of 500
  13. Rhoda Kwong Dhanier (F) scored 413 out of 500
  14. Magot Thuch Ayii (M) scored 413 out of 500.
  15. Wei John Thokwath (M) scored 412 out of 500.
  16. Gieu Yiik Ajak (M) scored 412 out of 500
  17. Liol Madhang Majok (M) scored 410 out of 500


Abuk Nyang Deng

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By Lucy Ayak Malek, Nairobi, Kenya

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Gen. Paul Malong arriving in Nairobi, Kenya

November 23, 2017 (SSB) — For a woman used to living a simple private life, the situation of the past few months has really pushed me into a position where I have been confronted by very powerful people who operated in my husband’s world. When my husband was released last week, I hoped to get back to my quiet life with my family, but once again I find myself being forced to issue a public statement.

First, I was compelled to write a public appeal to the President to plead for my husband’s release, an appeal that shed light into the secrecy of my husband’s house arrest, initially prompting denials from people within government, until it became undeniable. Upon realizing that it was in the open, they resorted to escalating the situation, to the extent of deploying troops to surround our home, hoping to provoke my husband into a fight so they can kill him.

Thank God Gen. Malong saw through their evil plots and remained calm. Much as I had initially lost hope in the President for letting those around him drive the situation to that extent that was out of a wife’s desperation. I now wish to especially extend my sincere gratitude to Your Excellency for seeing the truth and standing up to the haters of peace when you successfully deescalated the situation through your directive to the Committee of the Concerned Citizens for Peace.


Brought Down by His Wife, President Mugabe

Posted: November 24, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Poems., Taban Abel Aguek

By Taban Abel Aguek, Yirol, South Sudan

Hurt by his wife, Grace

King Robert has nothing more to brace;

He fell from grace to one Grace to grass

Just like a little feeble lass.

King Robert is now all but disgraced,

His legacy is all but deeply defaced,

He has shifted away from hero.

Now he is reading zero.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

President Kiir's speeches after independence

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

November 22, 2017 (SSB) — President Salva Kiir Mayardit has the golden heart for South Sudan; what remains is constitutional cooperation from the people and the three Arms of the Government. SPLM/A motherly step of initiating South-South dialogue in 2005 have resulted into the unity of purpose that had led to an achievement of the peaceful and successful referendum in 2011.

The SPLM/A open and accommodating legroom was clearly manifested in South-South dialogue and Big Tent Theory which resulted in an integration of various tribal militia groups without their self-awarding ranks been questioned.

After the elections of 2010 and beyond the Independence OF South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has personally taken the responsibility of making and signing peace with various rebel groups who were honestly and openly accommodated without an objection to their bush returning ranks and demands.


By Matai Manuoi Muon, Nairobi, Kenya

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Gen. Paul Malong arriving in Nairobi, Kenya

November 22, 2017 (SSB) — In Africa’s model of democracy, serving longer equates to a higher level of democratic peace and stability. From Sudan to DRC, Equatorial Guinea to Uganda, Rwanda to Zimbabwe, the list is virtually endless, governments have stayed on for several decades without any transition. Rephrasing President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, the problem in Africa is not overstaying in power. It is what individual leaders do with power. Well, that statement remains controversial or bluntly, misplaced. It was tested in Libya, the Gambia, Burundi, Egypt and now Zimbabwe.

It failed all these empirical tests. There would be no better political lab to experiment this than in Africa itself. Strong evidence shows that overstaying in power attracts dictatorial tendencies. Even leaders who came through a democratic means become democratic hypocrites as they taste the flavors of power. The end results are often than not, popular revolutions as we saw in the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ or military coups as exemplified in the Gambia, Zimbabwe, Libya among others.

Before delving into the topic, it is imperative to understand some theories that guide transitions of governments in Africa and across different regions of the Planet Earth. The international law since the end of the II World War has remained an enthusiastic critic of military coups, revolutions or any other changes of government outside the dictates of the rule of law, and constitutional order. The United Nations, therefore, does not recognize any government that comes in through these illicit means. The African Union, on the one hand, follows suit and embed this policy into its governance programs.


By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

National Dialouge Steering Committee

National Dialogue Steering Committee.jpg

November 22, 2017 (SSB) — Dialogue is not a recent discovery. Right through the past and in nearly all societies, getting groups together to overcome differences and solve problems has been a particularly prestigious assignment usually given to experienced individuals, elders or people respected for their good judgment and wisdom.

Elements of ‘dialogue methodology’ have been and continue to be applied in traditional societies, based on ancestral procedures and customs. Their validity is also recognized in transitional justice, conflict management and reconciliation processes but the national dialogue initiated by the government of South Sudan don’t fit the features of a successful dialogue; being solely initiated by the government without considering the opinion of political parties and civil society alliance justifies that its success is at risk.


Press releases: A thank you note to all who stood with my father Gen. Paul Malong Awan in the last seven months

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Gen. Paul Malong arriving in Nairobi, Kenya

November 19, 2017 (SSB) — A thank you note to all who stood with my father Gen. Paul Malong Awan in the last seven months

I am writing this note to acknowledge and thank all those who took a keen interest in the situation my father was in and stood with him until a resolution was reached. We as the family of Awan Anei are indebted to you, South Sudanese both inside the country and in the Diaspora for your solidarity.

To H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan, I thank you deeply for demonstrating leadership in ending my father’s situation amicably.

To the Committee of Concerned Citizens led by the distinguished scholar and diplomat, Dr. Francis Mading Deng, I thank you for your concerted mediation efforts that led to the resolution of what could have easily been the unnecessary crisis at the time our country needs peace the most.


Awareness on elimination of Facebook commentators; that is so naive and stupid act and needs be stopped

Bol Marol Abouk, Juba, South Sudan

Akech Mawel

Akech Mawel aka MonyDit Waa

November 19, 2017 (SSB) — Not every post should be seen as a serious threat to the security of the government in Juba and worth has taken life of a vulnerable person who hasn’t rebelled and is not capable of raising a single man as his soldier. There are people who talk only and has no ability or intension to act violently and don’t represent any body serving as a real threat to the government. These are call daylight dreamers and they shouldn’t be subject to killing and immediate elimination. What is happening is a lack of awareness and knowledge of the scientific manner of the intelligent body. There is no clue at all that is why poor people are considered as a threat ANF eliminated without given time to gather all facts.

That shows how ignorance the men in charge of the security agencies and how weak they are to handle their job effectively. They are engaged in the elimination of wrong members of the society who can’t hurt anyone physically. Hence, these unskilled agents of security intelligent can get their hands on weak persons who are not the real threat to the presidency and they can take. Their lives away easily without a fight and no justices for them at all because they are ordinary citizens and who are not working for any organization of a serious group of people.

In that case, the unskilled agents are sending young men with the misunderstanding of his actual job after nobody who made a comment on Facebook to expresses his or her fantasy world of ideas. However, the real threat the security intelligent should have taken care of it is still out there doing his thing to destroy the government. They can smile because they have out this month you buy fooling you and now you’re engaged eliminating innocent vulnerable nobody individual a Facebook post.





Aweilians are not supporting Malong blindly, but they were forced to do so by the humiliating language of generalization, a rebuttal to Micheal Koma’s article, Malong’s Sin

By Dut Kuot Akok, Juba, South Sudan

Malong Awan, and Malual Ayom, and Ajonga Mawut

November 19, 2017 (SSB) — According to the article which appeared in the Dawn newspaper of Saturday, page 3, vol 2, issue 507 entitled Malong’s Sin. In that article, Michael Koma had narrated how the politically concocted case of Malong should be treated as an individual case rather than to engulf the whole community who seem like to have opted to shelter behind their son according to the aforementioned writer.

He went further by narrating the previous insubordination did by General Malong dating back to liberation days where he said that he was arrested by late Chairman Dr. John Garang in Itang on charges of insubordination.

Also, he said that Malong was not appointed by the community but by the president who knows his ins and outs if he started to abused the comradeship by undermining the president, and as such, he should be treated as he wants and bring his rebelliousness to an end the way he expects.

To start first with the accusation of blindly support, I think the aforementioned writer knows the genesis of the problem we are living in today; he witnessed the crisis of December 2013. And since we all know, the crisis of 2013 was fuelled by the illiterate language of generalization. Our people do not know how to differentiate an individual from the community. It is he (Koma) who know how to view differences between the leaders in an intellectual and political perspective while the majority of our people who are affected by illiteracy and poverty do view things based on tribal perspectives.


By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan


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Kiir-Malong peace and reconciliation ceremony in Juba, South Sudan


Nov 19, 2017, (SSB) – Sadly, democracy dies in darkness in African young nation. South Sudan national political systems discourage us to support the beauty of our diversity within the cost of nation-building. we were aiming to build our country which was cemented and founded by precious blood of our heroes and heroine toward peaceful referendum in 2011 that would have provided hope and blessings principles of strong economy, better opportunities for us, free primary, and quality education for all, justice and rule of law for all, healthcare, or health centres, good roads and secure public transportations, and social developments.

But crossroad politics engulfed dying democracy in South Sudan. The reality of crossroad politics in this nation had rendered the political and economic dilemma where South Sudan finds itself in a double-blind direction because there are no primary objectives and primary purposes of social welfare including public policy, advocacy, migration of citizens from villages to towns, no secure borders around our nation, insecurity everywhere in the country, lack of policy making, mental disorder in leadership, stressful foundation of nation-building on tribalism, and many others. All these political factors defined us as a nation by name, and not really what define nations in the world.


Malong Awan, and Malual Ayom, and Ajonga MawutKiir-Malong Reconciliation1

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