Archive for December 6, 2017


By Apioth Mayom Apioth, USA

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Commander Pagan Amum Okiech, with Chairman Dr. John Garang and Commander Yasir Said Arman, Rumbek Senior, 2003

December 6, 2017 (SSB) — By the looks of things, Kiir Mayardit has no intention of steering the nation into the daylight. He has been the leading figure in the South Sudanese politics for twelve unimpressive years. He has become “Mr. Let’s wait and sees how this problem is going to take care of itself.” His loves of the leadership has blinded his conscientious self. In ancient Africa, Kings, or chiefs wielded enormous power and with this juggernaut of power came novelty. In most cases, they were principally wealthy and gave away their wealth to the downtrodden populace.

For this, Kiir Mayar is trying to emulate how the traditional leaders had an open door policy and being all ears to the countless number of people all at one go. He just sits there on his presumed throne and families of all kinds come to demand whatever they long for their livelihoods. Even before his ascendancy to the upper echelon of the South Sudanese politics, his laid-back approach to everything cost many soldiers to lose their lives during our days in the bush. The first task of a leader is to be an initiator. The first to take the first step out. Salva Kiir sleeps on his duties.

An influential leader cultivates trust. How does trust come about? He/she is a selfless being that goes out of her comfort zone to make sure the lives of all individuals are secure from harm. Once the people are secure from danger, then what comes next is trust and a willingness for the general populace to heed his call for commandeering. Trust is garnered through three hard-earned steps.

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By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

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South Sudan must be weaned off war

December 6, 2017 (SSB) — This war must stop forthwith. This is what we have been calling for but it has been being ignored by the beneficiaries. The people of South Sudan need permanent home-made peace but not an imported or imposed one; for stability and sustainable development. They are traumatized and tired of war.

They have tasted a big dose of the bitterness of the escalating war; it is manifest in their attitudes and conduct characterized by violence; pride, rudeness, and unkindness. They lost their properties. They are made homeless. Many lives have been lost in the hands of armed men without accountability.

Are we not ashamed of our own actions; seeing our people languishing under squalid conditions in the camps? They have no enough food and water; no medical care and other basic amenities.

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Many Questions- Too Many! For the Conscious Jenuubeen!

Acuil Malith Banggol, Juba, South Sudan

Role of Traditional Authority, by Acuil Malith

December 6, 2017 (SSB) — Let us praise and celebrate our multiculturalism as Peoples of South Sudan. Let us celebrate and enjoy that we are free to genuinely be reflective and inclusive of our Jenuubeen cultural identities. It feeds well to Jenuubeen Cultural Identity and Commonality. What is your view? Should we discourage association via community or should we encourage egoistic selfishness and individualism. Let South Sudan enjoy the freedom of association that holds individuals accountable to his/her culture, community from, age group, peer, friends, the family, extended family, cultural group and the entire South Sudan.

Jenuubeen community should ensure that an individual is accountable to the closest community and the Jenuubeen Community?  Let us praise and be exemplary reflecting the good face of our community, village, boma, payam, county, state and the nationwide. What is your view? Do we share the same values as Peoples of South Sudan? Are we reciting archaic and irrelevant slogans or are we confused to extend that we are now repeating similar mistakes then committed in Old Sudan that adopted misidentified identity of Arab monoculturalism?

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STATEMENT ON THE MASSACRE OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS IN DUK PAYUEL COUNTY OF JONGLEI STATE ON TUESDAY, 28th NOVEMBER 2017 BY THE ARMED MURLE YOUTH OF BOMA STATE, 30th NOVEMBER 2017

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December 6, 2017 (SSB) — The Diocese of Duk of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan condemns the despicable massacre of fifty-one (51) innocent and vulnerable civilians in Duk Payuel County and Duk Panyang County of Jonglei State, South Sudan by the armed Murle youth. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and stand in solidarity with the people of Duk as they grieve for their fellow citizens.

This wanton killing of innocents people in large numbers is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by the Murle armed youth against the innocent people of the Duk and other areas in Jonglei State, including the massacres of dozens of innocent civilians in Jalle, Ajuong – Pakeer, Wernyol and Duk Padiet which only further galvanizes hatred among the communities of which the church strongly stands against.

The Diocese of Duk stands with the rest of the world in condemning, these killings of innocent people who have been deprived of their fundamental right to life. Consistent with biblical teaching, the Diocese of Duk holds the conviction that no cause could justify taking innocent lives, because any human life is with sanctity and precious in the sight of God, the Creator.

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South Sudan Human Rights Society For Advocacy (SSHURSA): ISAIAH ABRAHAM’S 5TH ANNIVERSARY 5 DECEMBER 2017

SSHURSA Commemorates ISAIAH ABRAHAM 5th Anniversary, calls for respect for right to life, freedom of speech and expression in South Sudan

Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol

The late Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol

December 6, 2017 (SSB) — Today 5th December 2017 marks the 5th Anniversary when Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol(Isaiah Abraham) was assassinated in South Sudan’s capital Juba. He was killed in his house at Gudele in the morning of 5th December 2012. The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy(SSHURSA) today commemorates the 5th year of Abraham’s painful departure. SSHURSA regards him as the first victim in the fight for a free South Sudanese society. He remains a hero whose blood continues to remind us that there is no free freedom. He died with deep love for his country.

Isaiah Abraham was killed because he stood up for the silent majority of South Sudanese whose rights to food, water, security, free participation in the affairs of their country, freedom of speech, press and expression, life, equality before the law among others, were being trampled upon by the South Sudanese authorities since 2005 and throughout after the Independence on 9th July 2011 to date.

Ironically, Isaiah Abraham fought for the liberation of South Sudan from injustices of successive Sudanese Arab regimes BUT he died unfortunately in capital city-Juba, which has been under the protection of his own fellow South Sudanese rebel leaders turned political elites.

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Gender Equality 

A Case Study of Women’s Right to Equal Participation with Men in Public Life in South Sudan  

By  Paul Baak Anyaar

A paper submitted for the award of Bachelor Degree of Laws in the University of Juba in the academic year 2015.

CONTENTS

Acronyms………………………………………………………………………………………………………………    ii

Acknowledgement………………………………………………………………………………………………….      iii

Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………       iv                                                                                                                         

  • Chapter one
    • Introduction and Background………………………………………………………………. 1
    • Purpose of the study……………………………………………………………………………. 3
    • Objectives of the study ……………………………………………………………………….. 4
    • Scope of the study……………………………………………………………………………….. 4
    • Methodology and structure of chapter………………………………………………….. 4
  • Chapter Two
    • Literature Review………………………………………………………………………………… 5
    • Concept of Gender Equality…………………………………………………………………… 5
    • Understanding Gender Equality ……………………………………………………………… 6
    • South Sudan’s Commitment to Gender Equality ………………………………………… 7
    • Trends and Analysis of Women’s Representation in Public Offices……………….. 8
    • Legality of Gender Equality and provisions for Women’s Participation……………. 10
    • International policy framework Relevant to South Sudan…………………….. 12
    • Rationale for Equal Participation of women with men in Public Life……………….. 16
    • International Trends of Quota Representation…………………………………….16
    • The boon of Gender Equality in Public offices………………………………… 17
  • Chapter Three
    • Introduction to Challenges facing women’s Empowerment …………………………. 20
    • Barriers to adequate Participation of Women in Public life…………………………… 20
  • Chapter Four
    • Introduction to Policy Recommendations………………………………………………… 25
    • Increasing number and impact of women in Decision-making domains………….. 25
    • …………………………………………………………………………………………… 28

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