Archive for November 9, 2017


President Kiir refused to grant Gen. Paul Malong’s request to be allowed to relocate to UNMISS PoC camps together with his bodyguards

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By Athian Kur Malith, Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Gen Paul Malong and his late daughter, Alakiir Malong Awan

Gen Paul Malong and his late daughter, Alakiir Malong Awan

November 9, 2017 (SSB) — “To know the size of the chicken first removed the feathers.” To begin with, South Sudan is likely to fall in the same hole that has been failing us and left uncovered and the reasons remained ridicules whether we have the vision to see what matters in the modern world of political instability or the country is ruining itself respect.

Aweil commonly known as Northern Bahr el Ghazal state which later divided into three states with the curve from Former western Bahr el Ghazal state (Raja County) do believe in the peaceful environment without fallacy and making up. It is the community that does not believe in shortcoming neither conflict of interest among the communities.

Statistics confirmed to be one of the regions devastated over decades of years during the civil war and recently skirmishes that sparked out with the huge scale that lost thousands of lives and millions displaced within and outside the country.

Our dignity is high with self-respect and that is why we called ourselves Aweilians. Our unity and strength are paramount of everlasting peace and coexistence within ourselves and beyond our neighbors.

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By Martin Ariel Majak, Alexandria, Egypt

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SPLM Reunification: President Museveni meets President Kiir and G-10 leaders in Kampala

November 9, 2017 (SSB) — I write this article against the backdrop of what is a fluid security situation being reported in Juba brought about by an apparent attempt to disarm and reduce Paul Malong’s bodyguards – something he outrightly refused.

Well, to be honest, I don’t know what really provoked the government to think of disarming Malong – who is literally under captivity – that led to the subsequent standoff between the guards loyal to Malong and forces loyal to the government.

What I do know – is that if there existed any problem that needed to be taken care of – it shouldn’t have been managed like the way it is being mishandled. It was just typical of the way we Junubin solve our problems whenever we disagree on anything.

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Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

SPLM Extra-ordinary Convention

November 9, 2017 (SSB) — The cardinal sin of the SPLM started since its inception where the Late Chairman has given too much leeway to his commanders. They were emboldened and empowered by the SPLM/A Penal Code and Disciplinary laws to execute soldiers, dismiss and sentence others to life imprisonment. There was no accountability and transparency.

They were abusing their powers maximally. Because there was the war being prosecuted, the Chairman did not pay much attention to how the fines imposed on the locals were spent; in kind or cash; He was hard on them only in few stances of insubordination and mutinies.

The friction between the Liberators and us, the people of South Sudan, did not start in 2005.We came with issues and thorns/ wounds in the hearts all the way from 1983.

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By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

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Hon. Michael Makwei Lueth, South Sudan Minister for Information and Broadcasting

November 9, 2017 (SSB) — He who has been following South Sudanese political coin ring can never be without the familiar name of Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth in his picking purse, Minister Michael Makuei Lueth who is a Lawyer by Profession, graduated in 1975 with Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Khartoum

After his graduation, Justice Michael Makuei worked as a Legal Counsel and a judge before he joined SPLM/A where he rose to the rank of senior military commander, during the civil war he served as the SPLM/A’s Secretary and Commissioner for Legal Affairs.

After the signing of CPA in 2005 Justice Michael Makuei Lueth became the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the Republic of South Sudan, he was a leading member of South Sudan team of negotiators who attended talks on post-partition issues between Sudan and South Sudan where he is currently serving as the Chairperson of South Sudan Joint Border Commission.

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Forceful or peaceful disarmament of Paul Malong’s bodyguards: Please don’t fight for the third time in Juba

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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President Salva Kiir, Governor Paul Malong Awan (Blue suit) and Cabinet Affairs Minister Martin Lomuro (black suit) during the public rally in Aweil, NBeG

November 9, 2017 (SSB) – All actions are evil. Inside South Sudan these few days, those who were loyalists and those who claimed to be smarter to the President want to put the country under Military threat, which is sometimes explained as a danger military action such as the home of former chief of general staff is surrounded by army tanks and vehicles which were sometime back under his administration.

As the military events and military fighting always happened in military barracks in South Sudan, it is much dangerous to besiege groups of soldiers whose their option is only to die. It is again military risk as the concept in the military intelligence report that identified as an imminent capability for use of military force in resolving country’s disputes that may result into tribal conflicts as it had happened on 15 Dec 2013. Such behaviors need proper control.

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By Deng Mayik Atem, Arizona, USA

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President Salva Kiir, Governor Paul Malong Awan (Blue suit) and Cabinet Affairs Minister Martin Lomuro (black suit) during the public rally in Aweil, NBeG

November 9, 2017 (SSB) — What on earth is going on in Juba? The forces loyal to President Kiir are now surrounding the home of General Paul Malong. Not long ago, these two men were not only allies but good friends. Malong had taken over the army replacing Nuer general James Hoth Mai. General Hoth Mai was replaced because of the growing tensions and fighting between the central government— and especially the Dinka members of the government—with the supporters of former vice-president Riek Machar.

The depth of the friendship between Kiir and Malong is so strong that even while their dispute has been raging, Kiir’s wife, First Lady Mary Ayen Mayardit, went to the Malong compound to cook for the family after the tragic death of Malong’s daughter, Alakiir, in a tragic fire at the boarding school in Kenya which she was attending.

Despite this sense of closeness, the conflict between these two one-time allies rages. Why? First, there is the belief that Malong wants to take control of the government. This belief has been fueled by the reports of Director of National Security Akol Koor. Director Akol, a long-time ally of President Kiir, has had problems with Malong since Malong took charge of the army. Quite simply, there has been a turf war between them.

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By Lucy Ayak Malek, Nairobi, Kenya

Gordon Buay and Gen Malong Awan

Gordon Buay and Gen Malong Awan

November 9, 2017 (SSB) — Gordon Buay a man with little shrewdness, a plain lies teller in the coat of an Ambassador and a chief propagandist of the government has again entered into his new contract of uncalled for propaganda as he runs his filthy mouth in the recent stalemate between the duo, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Gen. Paul Malong.

Agitated by my truth on what has befallen my beloved husband, the callous propaganda man opted to despise the whole thing by attacking my piece. He wholeheartedly opted to run the errand on Malong. This man has on many counts lied to the world. He did this since he was a rebel. Gifted in betrayal Buay bloviation can from time to time be noted as a way of life. A man once so cordial with Gen. Paul Malong in search for favors as projected by his hearty solicitation for everything including mere pictures is today saying but a lot of rubbish on a man he recently adored.

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Press release: Response to Mr. President Salva Kiir’s Shocking Speech in Khartoum

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Red carpet, Bashir and Kiir in Khartoum, November 1, 2017

 November 9, 2017 (SSB) — The South Sudan peace coalition in Nairobi -Kenya is hurt and bitter for the President’s regrettable speech that South Sudan broke away from Sudan was not a choice of all people but we respect their democratic right. The statement made by Mr. President shocked people of South Sudan in general since the voted overwhelmingly in all constituencies for self-determination as the oldest demand since 1947 until 2011 when southerners succeeded.

South Sudan peace coalition in Kenya would like the  lawmakers to amount  pressure to  Mr. President for unwanted deals he  signed  with Khartoum government  since 2012, like the creation of buffer zone  in South Sudan territories of Panthou, Hofra Al Nahas, Kaka, 14 miles  which didn’t satisfy people’s interest and many protested demanding president to  terminate the agreement which compromised the country’s  sovereignty but he insisted.

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