Archive for November 30, 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)