Archive for December 14, 2017

By Thon Madol Mathok, Kampala Uganda

Kiir's speeches before independence, cover

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

December 14, 2017 (SSB) — Kiir we know in history is a devoted man who worked together with John Garang and other heroes to liberate our land. He loves South Sudan, he knows the value of South Sudan because they experienced how many lives, times and energy it had caused them during liberation war to get South Sudan.

In our intuitive reasoning, one cannot destroy what he has built, likewise Kiir as some folks claim he is the one destroying South Sudan while we know vividly in our history the enemy of progress those who disrupted and delayed SPLA forces to achieve South Sudan are there. As South Sudan was granted autonomy 6 years to decide their fate.

H.E. President Salva Kiir was vice president of Sudan in general and president of South Sudan in particular deputized by Riek Machar. Salva was faced with two roles to play, therefore he had to share roles with his comrade Riek Machar. This means he had to delegate some governing duties in South Sudan to Riek to oversee while he was in the National government of unity in Khartoum.


By Longar Mathiec Wol, Juba, South Sudan

Gogrial state

December 14, 2017 (SSB) — Gogrial state, the state that has been marred by on and off violence for years. The state cover by the cloud of hate and distress. But remember, as Martin Luther king Jr said “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that”.

To the people of Gogrial state hate never resolve a problem it actually fueled it; it’s time we sit down as communities, brothers and sisters and talk to ourselves, let see where we went wrong and correct our mistake and retain our relationship as communities. Our communities are unique and they should not be source of our problems but our strength. It’s time we disassociate ourselves from violence that is being fueled by people with their personal interest.

As the cried of people continued to rang louder every day, the appointment of the current governor Victor Atem Atem (Governor of Gogrial state) has come at the right time; the time when the need for change become apparent. The citizens’ prayers for the right man has been heard. The uncertainty seems to have ceased; the hope toward stable Gogrial state remain high, his appointment brought exultantment and the despondent become hopeful; future look a little bit bright.


South Sudan: We Choose Poverty to Fight Poverty

Posted: December 14, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Ustaz John Garang Ayii Riak, Juba, South Sudan

 politics of food

December 14, 2017 (SSB) — In our African communities in general and South Sudan in particular, a community course chosen or taken by some individuals is initially plausible and regrettably. I am talking about education as a choice of career, some of us have ventured into just as we have seen South and North Sudan war veterans suffering laughed at during these times of South Sudan independence.

Teacher are being despised by the very products of their brains, who are now Degree, Masters and PhD holders, and whose children are in vicious cycled of acquiring knowledge in the hands of every hand of teachers, now made crumbs of the nation.

Although education is a backbone and key towards the development in this time of our country’s evolution, some of self-preached literates look at education career as dirty career, because of Sabashiir (chalk) and regard it as less profitable profession. Such individuals think that education career is non-prestigious and non-developmental, that there is no much money in the education career.