Archive for November 6, 2017

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan


He rose from death and appeared to his disciples in an open top car: The case of President Kiir

November 6, 2017 (SSB) — There is no country governed by rumors; misinformation and disinformation. It is governed by the Constitution; the supreme law of the country and land binding on all.

There is no reason why the situation in the Capital should be stirred up on unfounded and baseless rumors. The custodians of people’s security ought to find out. The rumor-mongers need to be tracked down. They are the causes of the ongoing havoc. The panic in the town is their making.

Yes, we are getting scared with the heavy deployment of the troops; but we are informed that it is normal despite that they are dressed and in full gear as people poised for any eventuality. I wonder how classified security information should always be spreading like a wildfire.


By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


November 6, 2017 (SSB) — School is an institution of formal education and instruction, education in South Sudan which was Southern region and later become Southern Sudan after the signing of CPA in 2005 was delivered to the learners in most of the bush schools.

Two years later after the Independence of South Sudan on 9th July 2011 educational process has been on the unhinged scale due to the number of uncertainties inflicted on people by internal and external antagonism particularly during the longest civil war that was fought between SPLM/A and (NIF; National Congress Party/NCP).

Merely a great number of schools in the former Southern region of Sudan were established during the Southern Regional Administration of (1972-81).


National Identity: Preserve tribes but enhance nation bonds

By Philip Thon Aleu, Juba, South Sudan


November 6, 2017 (SSB) — National Identity, a South Sudanese tag that we are proud of, cannot be installed by destroying our cultural identities. However, tribalism and associated traits should be preserved and shielded away and guided against tearing our nation apart. Is there tribalism in South Sudan institutions? Tribalism is defined by English Dictionary as “The state of existing in tribes; also, tribal feeling; tribal prejudice or exclusiveness; tribal peculiarities or characteristics.”

So the answer is YES (Uppercase). Our institutions are tribal and most public servants practice tribalism openly. This goes down the line to law enforcing agencies. I was traveling from Nimule to Juba in 2014 and as a practice, aliens or people who look like aliens, are checked several times and often harshly handled by police. At the first checkpoint at the foot of Gordon Hill in Nimule, our car was halted by men in South Sudan National Police uniforms.

The police peeped into the car, trying to recognize a foreign face, I guess. His eyes settled on me. I was seated in the middle in the back seat of the Taxi. He asked for my National Identity card. I told him if he needs all ID cards, he should start from the front seat, not in the middle. This upset him and he fumed at me. I stood my ground and refused to be intimidated. He swore that I will not go to Juba that. So we were barking at each other at the top of voices and this pending confrontation attracted more policemen.