Archive for January 5, 2018

Is the Revitalization of the ARCSS a life saver and a new lease of life to the people of South Sudan or a revitalization of a new war in Juba and South Sudan as a whole?

 By Dut Kuot Akok, Aweil, South Sudan

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A young South Sudanese girl poses with the flag of South Sudan

January 5, 2018 (SSB) — It was in mid-December of 2013 when our beloved and blessed nation was innocently flared into what commentators and political analysts termed as a selfish war of interest and positions within the ruling party. This current and continuing humiliating war of thrones that had subjected our masses thereafter into untold suffering and servitude have no tangible objectives and meaningful glue of engineering it since the very people who were finger-pointing themselves after they all failed to handle their internal affairs in their private house and ran amok disgracefully were part and partial of a company who failed to do any convincing developmental activities.

Thus they received a lot of money from donors’ countries and fifty percent of oil money granted by the wealth-sharing agreement of 2005. They were the same cadres who illiterately and selfishly failed our people and subjected them into the current state of backwardness, miser-ability and beggar-hood owing to their poor performance, lust for money and power, illiteracy and lack of zeal and patriotic spirit to prosper the nation they fought for more than forty years collectively as comrades.


Congratulations to the Ministries of Defense and Interior: Bongo Bus and Imatong Bus are Juba Buses of the Year 2017

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


Wreckage of Eco Bus: Attack on Friend Bus, Gateway Bus and Eco-Bus in 2016 on the Juba-Nimule Highway, left score of people dead and others feared kidnapped bu gunmen

January 5, 2018 (SSB) — The City of Juba has been on the roughest coin of transportation, water and security for a considerable number of years since the outbreak of conflict in December 2013. Having hauled up Juba dwellers out of mosalaat crisis and their tireless commitment toward the whipping down of juba criminals, mostly the unknown gunmen, the two Ministries have shown a wet spoon of services.

On the apparent face of water supply to Juba residents, the ministry of defense has to see into it again the water tankers that were approved by the Council of Ministers to help in the supply of water to the Juba residents, those water tankers are not doing what they were supposed to do, they have now been owned by some few households.


By Deng Kur Deng, Pennsylvania, USA

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Agou John Wuoi Chuit, the former Executive Security Attache to the office of the president, was arrested on the 29th of May 2016, accused of misappropriating public funds, forging the President’s signature, and money laundering

January 5, 2018 (SSB) — Dear Mr. President, it is the quest for equal justice that urges me to write to you today. Our quest didn’t begin with us, but it starts with you. All you have done for your entire life is a fight for equal justice and you have achieved it—independence for our country! You have dedicated your life, not for your own vanity but for the betterment of our people. You did this while suffering the consequences of the life in the bush. You have achieved justice through both the barrel of a gun and through peace.

Now, Mr. President, we are torn between what is acceptable and what is not in conjunction with the constitution of our country. Our country is experiencing mounting social problems, and you have never stopped pushing hard every single day for stability. This is a true component of a leader. You have done your part in stitching together the lives of our people through fairness, integrity, honesty, protection, and values of human dignity. We, the people, have earned it. The aforementioned ideals lead me to the case against my young cousin—Agou John Wuoi.


By Mangar Marial Amerdid, Juba, South Sudan

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Founders of Anyanya one – Father Saturnino Lohure (Patron), Joseph Oudho (President) and William Deng Nhial (Secretary General)

January 5, 2018 (SSB) — The creation of the Sudan African National Union (SANU) is among the oldest political parties that emerged from Southern Sudan. The party was founded by Fr. Saturnino Lohure, William Deng Nhial and Joseph Oduho. In 1961, the three leaders visited different African countries to advocate for the cause of the Southerners. In January 1962, Fr. Saturnino and Oduho attended the all African People’s Congress in Lagos (the ‘Monrovia Group’), where they were not allowed to present a petition but met African heads of state and held a press conference.

Returning to Leopoldville in February, they were joined by Deng and founded the ‘Sudan African Closed Districts National Union’ (SACDNU) with Oduho as president and Deng as Secretary General. This was not a secret organization but an open political movement; by June, all the well-known Southern politicians in exile had joined it.

After a lucky escape in Leopoldville in April when Oduho had avoided being deported back to the Sudan by jumping out the window of his hotel, he and Fr. Saturnino went on to several African countries including Congo Brazzaville and the Central African Republic. They then met up with Deng again in Europe, where Deng wrote a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Oduho gave an interview which was reported in The Observer.