Archive for January 2, 2018

By Winnie Nyiwer Majok, Kampala, Uganda


The swearing-in ceremony of Gen. Taban Deng Ghai as the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, photo by Maal Maker Thiong on July 26th, 2016, J-1, Juba

January 2, 2018 (SSB) — As we are stepping into 2018, every South Sudanese ‘s wish for a new year is for the President Salva Kiir and his First Vice President Gen. Stephen Taban to change their current political stance on this ongoing crisis and bring a genuine peace to this country in 2018. There is no doubt that these two individuals behold the future of over 10 million South Sudanese.

They are in charge of our death files. In their book, there is the time when we can die and when to live, what will kill us and what will make us live, how to die and how to live. They hold our country’s political heartbeat and our kismet more than any other SPLM politicians.

Therefore, it is squarely upon them to continue holding onto their current political philosophy (we are better off without them) while despising other factions of SPLM and let the situation continues unabated or change their philosophy and salvage the country from a total prostration and save the few remaining lives.


January 2, 2018 (SSB) — An 18-year-old girl who was gang-raped is among seven victims of rape who have been reported at the Juba Teaching Hospital, according to a Clinical Officer in charge of Gender-based violence. The incidents happened between Christmas and the New Year 2017

So far ten cases of sexual assaults were registered 24th Dec. 2017 and 1st Jan. 2018 with most of them being from victims of rape, said Dr. Samuel Legge.“The cases that reached to me here in Juba Teaching Hospital are 10 cases all of them are sexual assaults. Three were sexually assaulted and 7 were raped and some of the suspects have been arrested in connections with the rape cases,” he added as reported by eye radio.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) strongly condemned the incidences. It is horrible, disturbing and unacceptable news. The arrested suspects should face the competent court of law without any delay or favor.